Category Archives: Current Affairs

Current Affairs Report 5th November 2018

8 members and 2 visitors were present.

Brenda welcomed Pamela Haytor, a Community Officer for Natwest Bank, to the meeting .  She was with us to talk about ‘Friends Against Scams’.  We were all looking forward to Ern about how to stay safe and avoid getting caught by scams.  Pamela started by showing a video of the types of scams and the common incidents were people can get caught. Continue reading Current Affairs Report 5th November 2018

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Report for Current Affairs – 1st October 2018

8 members attended, although 2 members had to leave early.  Brenda welcomed Margaret Lawrenson to the meeting.   Brenda outlined arrangements for our visit to the Hearing Dogs for the Deaf Association on Thursday 11 October. All members have been sent an email detailing the itinerary.  We hope for a fine afternoon.

Brenda had posed 4 topics as ‘food for thought’ prior to the meeting which were:

  • Has Britain’s economy become dysfunctional?
  • Treasury has no clue how to tackle debt problem!
  • Is care for the elderly on the brink of collapse?
  • How safe are our libraries?

Continue reading Report for Current Affairs – 1st October 2018

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Current Affairs Report September 2018

7 members and 1 visitor attended the meeting.   Brenda reminded members that we a have visit to the Hearing Dogs Centre on 11th October at 1.00pm and at our next meeting we will sort out lifts.  In November we have Pamela Haydon, from Natwest Bank, coming to talk about Cyber security.  We will end the year, and the group, with Brenda’s famous quiz in December.

At our meeting on 3rd September we welcomed Cllr Bill Bendyshe Brown to talk about Bucks becoming a Unitary Authority.  Bill started by outlining the structure of the present council.   Two options are being consider, either a single Authority or twin.  The change makes financial sense especially in view of Government cuts.  By 2019 Bucks will receive no funding and is set to loose £11M.  Bucks and Dorset are considered to be ‘rich’ Counties, and are the two Counties required to ‘pay back’ money to the Government. Continue reading Current Affairs Report September 2018

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Current Affairs Report 3rd July 2018

6 members and 2 visitors attended the meeting.  Bob Bowyer had kindly arranged a visit by a volunteer speaker from Hearing Dogs for the Deaf.  Jenny had come with her black Labrador Tas.  Tas is 21/2 years old and has been with Jenny for 18 months.  She is Jenny’s 4th dog.

Jenny started by giving us a brief history of the charity which was setup by Lady Wright (then Chairman of the Deaf Association) and Bruce Fogle (Ben Fogle’s father) following an appeal on Pebblemill at One.   The charity started in a portacabin near Chinnor 36 years ago and sadly has been turned down twice for Lottery funding.  Originally the dogs were those abandoned in the  Stokenchurch area, but now they are bred specifically for the purpose.  A good quality for a dog is nosiness. Continue reading Current Affairs Report 3rd July 2018

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Report Current Affairs 5th March 2018

Because of ill health the meeting was only sparsely attended with 6 members present and Brenda leading.  Brenda had received notice from 2 members who wished to resign and had invited those on the waiting list.

Discussion was far ranging, starting with the proposed extension of parking restrictions here in Risborough and the worry that despite the benefit to residents there would be problems in finding anywhere to park if these new restrictions take place.  A public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 7th March at St Mary’s Church Hall. Continue reading Report Current Affairs 5th March 2018

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Report – Current Affairs 4 Dec 2017

9 members attended the meeting.   It was Brenda’s annual Current Affairs quiz and our brains were stimulated by a lovely spread of nibbles provided by our leader, Judith Power.   Attached is the quiz which tested members’ knowledge of events that had occurred during the previous month.   Have a go and see how many questions you can answer – no prizes and the answers will be published in January!

Sadly, due to continued ill-health Judith Power has decided to resign as co-chair of our group.  Is there anyone who would like to volunteer to share the responsibility of organising meetings?

Current Affairs Quiz – December 2017

Happy Christmas – Brenda Willett

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Current Affairs Report – 6 November 2017

  1. Apologies for absence were received from seven members. Two members have resigned.
  2. Update on our request for a speaker from Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. We have completed their booking form, and have suggested dates of either 4th June 2018 or 2nd July 2018. More news next time.
  3. We talked about other options for meetings, including Medical Detection Dogs , a visit from the Fire Prevention Service, a discussion on recycling. More of these in the New Year.

Continue reading Current Affairs Report – 6 November 2017

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