Community Impact Bucks Handy Helpers

The Handy Helpers project is a support service which provides internal and external maintenance, preventive measures and practical tasks in and around the homes of vulnerable elderly (65+) or disabled Buckinghamshire residents.
Volunteers are also welcome: being a Handy Helper offers a meaningful and rewarding opportunity to meet new people and make a difference to their life.
This person-centred service matches residents who are regarded as ‘at risk’ with a DBS checked Handy Helper Team Leader supported by a group of volunteers or a DBS checked Men in Sheds Handy Helper.
https://communityimpactbucks.org.uk/

Activities

Our Handy Helpers project provides time-limited internal and external maintenance, preventive measures and practical tasks in and around the homes of vulnerable and infirm people who are Buckinghamshire residents, aged 65+ and infirm or below 65 and living with a disability.

Victims First

Free emotional and practical support for victims of crime

Activities

Victims First is managed by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley, providing free emotional and practical support to victims and witnesses of crime.

Any victim of crime or abuse living in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire or Oxfordshire is eligible to receive support, regardless of the crime they experienced, when it took place, or whether or not they have chosen to report it to the police.

Victims First tailors support to meet individual’s needs. This can include telephone or face-to-face support, advocacy, (including help to access other services such as drug and alcohol services and legal services), support through the criminal justice system (if you have reported the crime to the police) and therapeutic counselling.

People may also be referred to one of the specialist services, including services to support victims of sexual violence, domestic abuse and exploitation and a Young Victims Service supports children and young victims of crime aged between 5-18 as well as offering whole family support if needed.

St Mary’s Bell Ringers, Beaconsfield

A friendly local band of bell ringers with St Mary's Church in the Old Town of Beaconsfield.

Activities

We practice ringing on Friday evenings, and ring for church services on Sundays. We also ring for weddings and other life events.

Butterfly Conservation – Holtspur Bottom

Thanks to the generosity of Beaconsfield Town Council the Branch has its own reserve at Holtspur Bottom in Buckinghamshire. Branch members have transformed the northern side of Holtspur valley from derelict agricultural land back to species-rich chalk grassland.
https://www.upperthames-butterflies.org.uk/

Activities

Monitoring and conservation work

Scrabble Club Beaconsfield Library

No need to be an expert! Come and partner one of our friendly palyers.

Activities

Currently taking place on Wednesdayt morning or Thursday afternoon. Check Library for details.

St Michael & All Angels Church Choir

We have enjoyed a choir at St Michael’s church for many years and it mostly serves the 10am services, though when we can we sing at weddings and funeral services too.
https://www.beaconsfieldteam.church/copyofchoir.
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Activities

We meet most weeks on a Tuesday night for practice of the weekly hymns, and also prepare particular pieces for occasions during the church year for example at Christmas for our Carol service, or anthems to reflect special themes.
The Choir is a friendly group of men and women ably supported and trained by Alan Lewis, our organist. We welcome new people with some, none or much experience of singing in choirs – all we ask is that you enjoy singing and try to come as much as you can.

National Trust Beaconsfield Centre

We are a thriving and friendly group, founded in 1971 to promote and support the work of the National Trust although our closest links are with our local properties; namely Cliveden and Hughenden.
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/beaconsfield-centre

Activities

We publish a quarterly Newsletter which provides details of forthcoming events and includes booking forms for the various social events and outings.

During the winter months we arrange illustrated talks by guest speakers, followed by refreshments.

In the warmer months we offer an extensive programme of coach outings to places of historic or cultural interest. By participating in these events, you will be helping us to raise valuable funds towards the work of the National Trust.

We hold a festive New Year lunch in January each year and a coffee morning in July, to which new members are especially welcome. There are occasional theatre trips and an annual UK holiday is usually the highlight of our year.

In 2022 we will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary with a special event. This should have been in March 2021 but could not be held then due to Covid-19 restrictions.

U3A Painting & Drawing

The Painting & Drawing Group welcomes everyone, regardless of ability, even beginners.
We are a very sociable group who enjoy working together and chatting about what we are doing. Some of us are beginners, some have been painting for many years, some belong to regular art classes, some just value this monthly opportunity to begin or develop a picture.

Activities

We choose a different theme each month, ranging from seasonal to still life, landscape to floral, with the occasional “free” session such as Think Large, Let yourself go, Extending the Theme, but anyone can work on their own if they wish.
We bring our own materials; water and tables are available and there is a tea break, when we admire each other’s work and chat about painting and drawing.
Venue: United Reform Church Hall