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Pat Se­mon chair­man for the meet­ing wel­comed mem­bers to the Novem­ber meet­ing.

Af­ter the gen­eral busi­ness in­clud­ing a re­minder of the Carol Ser­vice in De­cem­ber to be held in Amer­sham and a re­port on the Look and Learn day with ex­am­ples of items made, the meet­ing con­tin­ued with a hu­mor­ous talk by Alan Copeland en­ti­tled In Town Tonight.

This was a slide and music show of some of the cu­riosi­ties around our area, in­clud­ing an “Eggs laid while you wait” sign which caused some laugh­ter. A raf­fle brought the meet­ing to a close.

Our next meet­ing is on De­cem­ber 7 when we will cel­e­brate Christ­mas with a Christ­mas en­ter­tain­ment talk the usual fes­tive re­fresh­ments and a com­pe­ti­tion for a dec­o­rated can­dle. Main meet­ings are held at Che­sham Town Hall on the first Wednes­day each month, ex­cept Jan­uary, at 2.30 pm and visi­tors and new mem­bers are al­ways wel­come. EN­VI­RON­MEN­TAL GROUP WORK PARTY

Hol­loway Lane is again in need of some TLC.

We will be re­mov­ing leaves from the weir, re­mov­ing de­bris from the river, cut­ting back the veg­e­ta­tion from the bank and lit­ter pick­ing, so this de­light­ful part of the river can be seen at its best on Sun­day Novem­ber 20.

Wear wellies, gloves and ap­pro­pri­ate cloth­ing – some waders are avail­able; bring your own if you have them. Please bring saws/ pruning saws/shears/ lop­pers. Lit­ter picks and black bags will be pro­vided. Meet at 10am at the park­ing area just be­fore the sewage works along La­timer Road

More in­for­ma­tion on www.che­shamen­vi­ron­men­tal­, or phone 01494 783691 CARDS FOR GOOD CAUSES

The Cards for Good Causes shop was opened on Tues­day Novem­ber 1 at St Michael and All An­gels Church, Sycamore Road, Amer­sham by the new vicar The Rev­erend Deb­bie Oades with co-man­agers John Cat­ton amd Martin James.

Cards for Good Causes is the UK’s largest mul­ti­char­ity Christ­mas card or­gan­i­sa­tion. It is staffed by vol­un­teers and the Amer­sham shop sells Christ­mas cards on be­half of more than 35 na­tional and lo­cal char­i­ties. It also sells ad­vent cal­en­dars, can­dles, wrap­ping paper, gift tags and nap­kins amongst a var­ied se­lec­tion of Christ­mas items.

Cards for Good Causes pays the par­tic­i­pat­ing char­i­ties at least 70p in ev­ery pound from their card sales, less the VAT payable on the amount re­tained by CFGC.

The re­tained amount cov­ers CFGC’s costs of run­ning the tem­po­rary char­ity Christ­mas card shops. In the past 10 years, char­i­ties have re­ceived more than £40 mil­lion from Cards for Good Causes.

The Amer­sham shop is cel­e­brat­ing its 10th year in the church and will be open ev­ery day ex­cept Sun­day be­tween 9.30am and 4pm un­til Thurs­day De­cem­ber 15. Just fol­low the dis­tinc­tive tri­an­gu­lar red Santa sign out­side the Church.

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