Village Hall Events
Village Hall AGM took place on Monday 23rd November 2020 at 7.30pm - online (via Zoom)
Click here for 2019 AGM Minutes
Click here for 2019-2020 Year End Accounts
VE Day 75 - Coffee Morning Friday 8th May 2020 - 10am-12pm POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
The VE Day 75 Coffee Morning will be held in Great Kingshill Village Hall on Bank holiday Friday with refreshments, activities for children, and memorabilia to celebrate the occasion. We hope you will join us between 10 am and 12pm for coffee and yummy cakes. Look out for posters nearer the date with more information.
Monies raised will be split equally between the charities Help for Heroes and Great Kingshill Village Hall Kitchen Refurbishment.
Activities in the Village Hall
The Village Hall is used on a regular basis by a wide variety of local clubs and activity groups ranging from badminton, to pilates, to whist - you will find a list, together with contact details here.
Chiltern Group of the Alpine Gardens Society
The group meet monthly on the 2nd Friday evening at 7.30pm Great Kingshill Village Hall.
For more information click here.
Visitors very welcome (£2). You do not have to be a member of the Alpine Garden Society to attend our meetings. Annual Subscription: £8
GKRA organise a number of events throughout the year such as themed food and wine evenings, a quiz, fireworks party, carols and a family walk.
Watch this space for upcoming events, or register for our email alerts so you'll be one of the first to know.
July (date to be confirmed)
Village Clean Up
We are still hoping that this will go ahead some time in July.
Date to be confirmed nearer the time.
Please meet at the car park opposite the common for the annual litter pick.
Monday 31 August
(Bank Holiday Monday)
Family Fun Day on the Common
Look out for further details of this real village event!
Sunday 27 September
GKRA Annual General Meeting - 7.30pm
Online (video conference) meeting via Zoom. Login details will be provided here nearer the time.
Friday 6 November (TBC)
Fireworks and Bonfire
Please look out for posters around the village nearer the time for more details of each event.
Obituary - David Jarman
On 22 October 2019, David Jarman sadly passed away in hospital after a short illness. His passing occurred about a month after David and his wife Sheila’s Golden Wedding celebration party, where he appeared to be on good form, having recovered from a fall earlier in the year.
David lived most of his married life in Great Kingshill and upon retirement worked hard within the village, advocating policies to create a better community for us all to enjoy. David's vision was clear - he wanted a vibrant community in which all members worked together and helped each other.
He was an active member of the Great Kingshill Residents’ Association and Vice Chairman of the Neighbourhood Action Group where, with others, he started the Speed Watch scheme with the goal of reducing speeding through the Parish. The equipment, supplied by the Parish Council and maintained by volunteers, comprises several speed meters which are moved around the village. The Speed Watch initiative has been a success, bringing down the average speed of cars passing through the village.
David was also part of a team that encouraged Buckinghamshire County Council to introduce a pilot scheme to look after vulnerable people in the village. The Hughenden Street Association was formed, providing Street Representatives who volunteer to keep an eye on their vulnerable neighbours, helping them avoid scams and advising them on where to get help when needed.
David was a long-term Trustee of the Village Hall, believing that a good village hall was necessary for a strong community and that local organisations should be encouraged to make use of it for a reasonable fee. He wanted the hall to be a great community facility, urging that it be maintained to a high standard. One of his final ideas was to have meetings of the U3A there, once a fortnight, for people to meet and discuss a chosen subject.
David was a Parish Councillor, being ward member for Great Kingshill on Hughenden Parish Council for over 8 years. In addition to his many other active interests, he was a committee member of the Bucks branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), where he actively fought against development in rural areas, especially around proposed development in the Oxford to Milton Keynes Corridor.
David will be greatly missed by his friends and colleagues in the village. He was a fountain of ideas for the community and an unwavering source of encouragement to get things done.
All our condolences are given to his wife, Sheila; their two daughters and family.
Written by David Davies and Terry Williams; edited by Barnaby Moore.
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