Dinton News

19th August 2017  - Third Dinton Beer Festival
The third Dinton Beer Festival was held in the gardens of the Seven Stars Pub. There was a dozen real ales plus Cider and Pimms. The Owlswick Morris Dancers entertained and also live American old time music.

                
                Seven Stars Garden

23rd July 2017  - Woodpeckers Garden Party, Westlington
Lovely sunny day in Westlington where a Garden Party was held at Woodpeckers. Musical Entertainment with Paul Herrington and the Wootton Warblers held inside the marquee. Tea was served with cake. There was a raffle and plant stall. Lots of games for the children. Money raised was around £732 for the Dinton Church Organ Fund.

                
                Wootton Warblers

24th June 2017  - Musical Evening at St. Peter and St. Pauls Church,
Aylesbury Choral Society performed an evening of Light Music in St. peter and St. Pauls Church, Dinton. The Conductor was Jeff Stewart and his accompanist Colin Spinks. A total of £917 was raised for the Dinton Church Organ Restoration Fund.

24th June 2017  - Dinton Open Garden and Teas in the VillageHall
Five gardens in Dinton were open to the public as part of the National Gardens Scheme and its charities. Around 400 people enjoyed the day walking around the village, seeing the beautiful gardens, visiting the church and having delicious tea and cakes in the village hall. A total of £2150 was raised for the NGS Scheme and £1100 was raised for the Church Funds.

                
                Flower Cottage
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23rd June 2017  - Tony Hadley Concert School Field, Dinton
The Tony Hadley Concert held on the School Field at the Junior School Site of the Cuddington & Dinton C of E School on Friday, 23rd June, raised £11,000.

                
                Tony Hadley on stage

4th June 2017  - Second Vintage of Dinton Folly Sparkling Wine
Sunday morning launched the second vintage of Dinton Folly Sparkling Wine at Upton Road Vineyard, Dinton. A large crowd congregated to enjoy the tasting.

                
                Upton Road Vineyard

1st March 2017  - PLANNING APPLICATION NEW ROAD, DINTON
AVDC have refused planning permission for the proposed new homes on New Road, Dinton. 21 December 2016 A new Planning Application No. 16/04408/APP for land west of New Road, Dinton has been received for the erection of two detached dwellings and two semi-detached dwellings with garaging together with associated access, parking, landscaping and all enabling works. Any comments regarding the application should be addressed to AVDC Planning Dept by 10th January 2017.

2nd December 2016  - DINTON CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
The Dinton Christmas Bazaar was held in the village hall on 26th November. The Luxury Christmas Hamper was won by Mr. & Mrs. Wild of Dinton, the second Christmas Hamper was won by Audrey Manners of Stone and the third hamper was won by Mr. & Mrs. Dlugosz of Dinton.

1st December 2016  - Grand Hamper draw at Haddenham Library
Tickets are available now in the library for two fantastic Christmas hampers. They are only £1 each, and the draw will be carried out on 16th December at 4pm in the library. Good luck!

                
                Prizes

10th October 2016  - AVDC REFUSES PLANNING PERMISSION
The AVDC has refused an application for 10 houses to be built by Rectory Homes in Dinton at the junction of New Road and the A418. For the detailed reasons for refusal go to the AVDC Planning website and enter the following Planning No 16/02519/APP

28th August 2016  - Dinton Parish Fete held on 28th August
...... Report from the Fete Chairman
....... Slideshow of fete pictures

26th June 2016  - "Dinton Folly" Wine Launch
Sunday 26th June 2016 was the launch of the wine grown from grapes planted in Dinton. Three different varieties Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. A large crowd congregated on the field next to the grapevines to enjoy the first tasting of this English Sparkling Wine. See the wine website www.dintonwine.com
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25th June 2016  - Chloe Competition Prize Winners
See full list of prize winners below
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25th June 2016  - Dinton Hall Ball 2016
The Dinton Marquee Group would like to thank all of those who attended our Ball in the Hall on 25th June 2016. We are pleased to announce that we have raised £3520 for the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity. A massive thank you to everyone involved, especially Richard Vanbergen, for making it a really special night.
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24th June 2016  - Queen 90th Birthday Celebrations
THE GRAND TEA PARTY to Celebrate THE QUEENS’s 90th BIRTHDAY

The Celebrations to mark the Queen’s mile stone birthday took place on Sunday 12th June on Westlington Green. This was a free event, generously given by Dinton, Ford and Upton Parish Council. Honor Vane and her team of helpers would very much like to thank all those who generously donated their time on both Saturday and Sunday, transporting tables and chairs from the Village Hall – lent free of charge by the Village Hall committee. A group of helpers from the village worked hard decorating the marquee which again was very generously donated by the marquee committee. Sally Carr provided beautiful red white and blue flowers for all the tables and background music was supplied by Barry Lynch.

Despite the rain on both Saturday and Sunday, the sun came out on cue just after 3.00pm and so did the village. Around 300 people turned up and enjoyed a cup of tea, lovely sandwiches and a delicious array of superb cakes supplied by villagers – a big thank you to all who demonstrated their baking skills. Ann Piggott rounded off the celebrations by cutting a wonderful Birthday Cake which she had made and which was thoroughly enjoyed by all – a huge thank-you to Ann. Honor Vane

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25th January 2016  - Sunshine Club programme starts for 2016
The Sunshine Club Matinee Cinema starts its 2016 programme of much loved musicals at The Bernard Hall Cuddington today. Full programme below.
... see complete programme

7th November 2015  - Dinton Fireworks
A good crowd of around 1500 enjoyed the bonfire and fireworks on the parish field on a pleasantly mild evening. Beer Bangers and Burgers were in great demand and tasted better after the wait in line to be served.

                ... See the fireworks                 

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1st November 2015  - Wind Turbine at Lower Waldridge Farm Refused
The Planning Appeal against refusal by the AVDC to grant planning permission for a large wind turbine at Lower Waldridge Farm has been refused by the Secretary of State on the grounds of its impact on the local landscape. Local residents fought an energetic campaign against this wind turbine and have been vindicated in their view that the development would spoil the landscape of the Aylesbury Vale. You can see more information on the AVDC website under appeal ref. 13/00043

30th August 2015  - Dinton Parish Fete
Once again the Bank Holiday Weather dampened the enjoyment of the Dinton Parish Fete. Despite the wet and cold day a good number of visitors braved the conditions to see all the regular attractions of the Fete. Unfortunately the Dakota fly past was cancelled due to the poor visibility. Please note that the fete will be held next year on BANK HOLIDAY SUNDAY 28th August. Perhaps that will break the run of bad weather.
......See picture slideshow of Fete

13th June 2015  - Chiltern Concert Band at Dinton Church
The Chiltern Concert Band gave a very entertaining performance at Dinton church in Aid of the Flush Fund. A variety of music and solo instrumentalists were led and conducted by Claire Lawrence. The Chiltern Concert Band is a community band comprising part-time adult musicians. It performs several charity concerts each year.

                
                Rob Wallace on trumpet with Claire Lawrence

6th June 2015  - Opening of Kitchen and Toilet facilities at Dinton
The final goal of the Flush Fundraising project was achieved when the new facilities at Dinton church opened on Saturday night. The new additions have been built within the base of the tower and consist of a kitchen area, disabled toilet and baby changing room and a first floor meeting room. Many of the campaigners and contributors to the Flush Fund enjoyed a glass of wine and snacks as Rev. Peter Rich cut the tape declared the room open.

                
                Rev. Peter Rich cuts the tape.
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11th April 2015  - Barn Dance in the New Marquee
A Barn Dance was held in the new village marquee on the Parish field and was a great success. The “Broadband” folk dance band supplied the music and there was an excellent pig roast. Special thanks to John King and the Marquee group for their work in acquiring the super new marquee and to Jo, Viv, Zim and all the helpers for organising the event.

                
                The Fab New Marquee
.....Photos of Barn Dance

30th March 2015  - PPG buys equipment for Medical Centre
The Haddenham Medical Centre PPG has purchased a Dopplex machine for assisting speedy diagnosis of peripheral vascular disease in patients. The PPG is raising funds through its 200 Club Prize draw to purchase equipment for the Centre that is not available through NHS funding.

                
                Cheque for £2903 presented to Drs. Howcutt & Munir

15th February 2015  - Dinton School Excellent Results
Cuddington and Dinton C of E School achieved the fifth highest results of all 214 primary schools in Buckinghamshire based on pupil progress. 100 per cent of Year 6 pupils, based at the Junior Site in Dinton made expected or better than expected progress in Reading, Writing and Maths. Mrs. Price and the team were delighted to receive a letter of congratulations from The Rt Hon John Bercow to celebrate the excellent performance.
Read John Bercow Letter .........

24th December 2014  - Dinton Carol Singing
Carol Singing around the village went very well with a total of £210 being raised for the Florence Nightingale Hospice.

30th November 2014  - Florence Nightingale 25th Anniversary
A complete sell out of tickets enabled the wonderful total of over £2000 to be donated to the Florence Nightingale Hospice to celebrate its 25 year anniversary. Thanks go to Sally Clark, who so kindly gave her time to demonstrate how to make Christmas floral Decorations and to Barbara Lucas, a founder member of the hospice, who gave a talk on the origins of the Hospice and its work today. Thanks also to the parish team of Larraine Gooch; Angela Rainbow, Patricia Withers, Chantal Heath, Claire Taylor, Andrea Smith, Jenny Bunsell, Venetia Cosier, Honor Vane and Gwen Lee who worked so hard for the event and also to all of those people who donated cakes for the wonderful tea, served on antique cake stands, kindly provided by Sally Morris. The Hospice needs £600.000 a year to carry on its work which includes supporting: Florries Children’s Team Lymphoedema Clinic Day Hospice Nightingale 24/7 Team; Part-funding of a Specialist Community Palliative Care Nursing Team Volunteers In-Patient Bank Nurses Discharge Liaison Nurse Well done to all who supported the Anniversary Celebration and continue to support this fantastic Charity.

15th November 2014  - DINTON CHURCH CONCERT WITH SAM BAKER
The Sam Baker concert organised by Dinton impresario Mike Trotman at Dinton Church was a great success. 160 people packed the church and gave Sam and fellow artists, Carrie Elkin & Chip Dolan, a standing ovation at the end of the concert. Between numbers Sam gave a moving account of the suffering he experienced after being blown up on a train heading for Machu Picchu by the Shining Path guerrilla group. The concert raised over 500 pounds for the Dinton Flush Fund. Thanks to Mike for a great concert.

25th August 2014  - Dinton Fete washed out
The annual Dinton Parish Fete washed out by continuous rain all day on Bank Holiday Monday. The Fly Past was cancelled as were much loved events such as the inter village wheel barrow race. Despite the rain over 350 visitors braved the weather and it is hoped that they and the raffle entrants may have contributed enough for the event to break even.

                
                Inrepid Man & Dog brave the rain!

17th August 2014  - Wind Turbine Ford Appeal Postponed
It was originally intended by the Planning Inspectorate to hear the appeal on 23rd September. The appellant has asked for postponement for three months, which has been agreed by the Planning Inspectorate. The new date for the hearing has yet to be arranged. We will keep you informed of any further development. Contact: Martin Usherwood, 01296 748129

10th August 2014  - BEST KEPT VILLAGE AWARD
The winner in our small village category was Fulmer and the runner-up was Weedon. Unfortunately, Dinton did not win this year though was highly commended.

22nd June 2014  - Dinton Open Gardens 22 June 2014
Dinton on a lovely sunny day received 706 visitors and we were able to send a cheque to the National Gardens Scheme of £4403 for their designated charities. This included £268 from the Plants Stall run by Marie Helen Usherwood and generous donations of £49.
The Church was also open all afternoon with parking on the Parish Field allowed free by the Parish Council. The teas in the village hall took £1680 and another £20 from various sources at the Church made a total of £1700 for the Church Flush Fund. Valma Thompson, the organiser, and co-organiser, Patricia Withers, expressed their deep appreciation to everyone in the village who made the 70 cakes and refreshments. Thanks to all the helpers who worked tirelessly through the warm and very busy afternoon. See Local Fund Raising for full report.


                
                Lavender Cottage
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12th June 2014  - Sheep Shearing in Dinton
Sheep Shearing took place in Dinton on 12 June 2014

                
                Sheep Shearing

9th June 2014  - Alpacas in Dinton
A group of 5 Alpacas have arrived in Dinton.

                
                Alpacas

10th May 2014  - Dinton Flush Fund Bike Ride
The Bike Ride took place on Saturday May 10th 2014 on a lovely sunny day. The adult cyclist completed a 10 mile circuit starting at the Dinton Village Hall via Ford, Marsh, Bishopstone and Stone while the children’s route was from the village hall to Westlington, up to the church and back to the hall a circuit of 2 miles. Fifteen cyclists completed the adult circuit and five the children’s one.
The undoubted star of the adults was Henry from Henley who completed the circuit on his original Victorian Penny Farthing but all the other entrants did very well completing the circuit in good time. The Marshalls were all in the right place and highly visible and the refreshments afterwards were delicious.
The amazing sum of £1800 was raised - the Flush Fund Project will enter a new phase in 2015 when we will start the building works on the toilets and kitchen. See Local Fund Raising section for full report on Flush Fund.


                
                Dinton Bike Ride

1st March 2014  - In memory of Chris Robinson
The Marquee Club planted a tree in memory of Chris Robinson and around 50 villagers looked on. It was a Giant sequoia which could grow to over 35 feet.

                
                Planting the Tree
.....more info

9th November 2013  - Fireworks and Bonfire in Dinton
A record crowd came to see the firework display in Dinton on a chilly but dry evening. Hot dogs and mulled wine were enjoyed and even the odd pint or two. Thanks to Blaise and Simon and all who helped to make this a cracking occasion.

                
                The Bonfire

15th October 2013  - Seven Stars wins Vale Pub of the Year Competition
The Sevens Stars was presented with the AVDC Pub of the year award sponsored by Dayla Ltd. The Stars was awarded Overall winner for 2013/14 and the Best Food Pub Category 2013/14.

17th September 2013  - Doug Watkinson Latest Book published Sept 2013
Doug Watkinson has published his latest book Scattered Remains. This is the third book in the series of his Nathan Hawk Mystery books.

                
                Doug Watkinson’s Books

26th August 2013  - Dinton Parish Fete - What a day!
The Dinton Parish Fete was held on a perfect sunny hot day on Bank holiday Monday. The biggest crowd in recent years saw Tony Hadley, our own local celeb, open the fete. They then made a serious effort to spend their money on all the stalls. The tea marquee, where a fabulous selection of scrumptious cakes were on show, was packed all afternoon.
The flypast of the Hawker Hurricane was stunning, with the plane making several fast low passes over the parish field.
The Wheel barrow race between teams from Dinton and Ford was won by Dinton. The Tug of War between Dinton and Ford was won by Dinton. Come on Ford get into training for next year and make a serious effort to lift these trophies!


                
                Hurricane over Fete

See Slideshow Pictures of Fete 2013

15th July 2013  - Bee Orchid Found
Blaise Brogan and his family Kai, Calli and Amy have found several groups of Bee Orchids growing on the Parish Field. Careful not to tread on them at the Fete !

                
                Bee Orchid photo by Blaise

13th July 2013  - Tingestock Festival 2013
An small intrepid band of Dinton music fans found themselves in deepest Bucks at Tingewick village hall to see Dinton gig promoter Mike Trotmans annual mini festival of Americana music. Headliners were the Leeroy Stagger band from Canada who played a hard rocking set and also on the bill was Redlands Palomino Company, Case Hardin, Troubadour Rose and Paul McClure. 5 hours of great music on a steamy hot evening with many pints of cold beer from the Royal Oak opposite. Reminder - Get your tickets for Mikes gig at Dinton Church on 26th Oct. - see events above.

                
                Leeroy Stagger Band

6th April 2013  - Unveiling of plaque for tree planting
A plaque was unveiled today to commemorate the planting of 22 lime trees in Chesnut Avenue to replace the old chesnut trees that had to be removed. Martin Usherwood thanked Jon Owen, Jon Horn and in particular our tree warden David Hobden who had put in the work to bring this project to fruition. The plaque named the 22 parishioners that had contributed to the purchase of the trees and David Hobden was given a fine framed picture of "A tree warden in repose".

                
                Abracadabra!

...... Slideshow of event photos

17th January 2013  - Planning application for Wind Turbine near Ford
A large number of placard carrying protesters attended the Planning control meeting at the AVDC offices. The application by Jeremy Elgin to erect a Wind turbine in excess of 100 metres high close to Waldridge Manor was thrown out unanimously by the Planning Development Control Committee on the grounds that its visual impact would destroy the surrounding areas of outstanding natural beauty and conservation areas in the Vale.

                
                Protesters outside the AVDC offices

4th January 2013  - The Balloon goes up and up and up!
A protest against building a 101 metre wind turbine was held at Waldridge Manor close to where a proposed wind turbine could be built if planners approve it on the 17th Jan. A large helium balloon which was to have been flown at 101 metres to show the actual height and impact of the proposed turbine, broke loose and could not be recovered.

                
                Wind Turbine protesters at Waldridge Manor

16th November 2012  - One Year of the NEW Seven Stars
The shareholders and directors of the Seven Stars joined Stephanie Guiraute to celebrate the anniversary of purchase of the Stars by the village and the first year of her tenancy. Steph delivered some tasty snacks and everybody commented "how great it was to have our pub back" after 10 years of poor managements under the previous owners.

                
                Steph delivering the goods!

16th September 2012  - Dinton Scarecrow Festival 2012
The Dinton Scarecrow Festival was themed this year as Witches and Warlocks. See the slideshow of the wonderful entries. Tea and delicious cakes were served in the village hall!
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25th August 2012  - Picnic In the Park 2012
The Picnic In the Park took place on the Parish Field on Saturday, 25th August 2012. The band Bustin Loose played all the favourite tunes.
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29th April 2012  - Snug Bar Renamed
A large crowd turned up at the Seven Stars to see the Snug Bar renamed THE ROBINSON SNUG in memory of Chris Robinson who sadly passed on last year. His son Kieran dedicated the bar in the family name and spoke of his fathers affection for the small snug bar.

                
                New Name Plate

17th April 2012  - Lord Wilson of Dinton Visits Seven Stars
Lord Wilson of Dinton a.k.a. Richard Wilson visited the Seven Stars after the Annual Parish Council meeting at the Village Hall at which he was the guest Speaker. He treated a full hall to his stories of life inside 10 Downing Street with many humurous anecdotes of past Ministers including Margaret Thatcher who not surprisingly terrorised her cabinet ministers!

                
                Richard Wilson with Larraine Gooch

29th January 2012  - Burns Night Celebrated at the Seven Stars
The restaurant at the Seven Stars was full for a Burns Night Celebration and a piper escorted the Haggis, from the kitchen, carried by Steph . The Ode to a Haggis was read and everybody tucked in to a 3 course feast with a definite Scottish flavour. The celebrations ended with Auld Lang Syne naturally!

                Piping in the Haggis - Click the video below                 

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27th January 2012  - BBC Oxford visits the Seven Stars
Emma Cambell of BBC Oxford visited the Seven Stars today to film a report on the aquisition of pubs by communities. It was shown on the Oxford evening News
.... See Photo Slideshow of BBC at The 7 Stars

15th January 2012  - The Quiz Evenings at The Seven Stars
The Quiz evenings at the Seven Stars just keep on getting bigger! 70 competitors in 10 teams packed the Stars to contest this seriously challenging quiz and eat some of Stephs Cottage Pie. It was rumoured that some may have even had a pint. Would the Upton Mafia keep up their winning run? See the full report on the Seven Stars Quiz Page.

24th December 2011  - Dinton Carol Singing
Carol Singing in Dinton We would like to thank all the 50 or so people who joined the Carol singing group on Christmas Eve. It started at the Seven Stars and ended enjoying the hospitality of Carol and Barry Lynch. In between it raised a very worthwhile £150 for the Florence Nightingale Hospice. Well done and thank you to all. Trevor and Sara Hopwood

11th December 2011  - Seven Stars Garden
On the11th December a group of pub neighbours turned out to work on the New Road frontage. Thankfully the week before the deep roots and most of the rubble had been cleared out of the border with heavy machinery. The volunteers dug out the weed roots and turned in some horse manure before planting 55 hedging plants of Lonicera Baggesons Gold and then planting 3 sorbus Commixta trees (mountain ash). The new hedge will take 2 years to grow into the attractive hedge, eventually reaching a height of 13ft with a spread of 7ft and be bedecked with orange berries in autumn. They will need volunteers to talk and encourage them to grow and will need to be watered in summer. Thirty six lavender plants and 60 tulip bulbs were also planted. In Spring we plan to finish the border by sowing grass seed and planting some easy care, compact perennials.

26th November 2011  - Church Bazaar 2011
Dinton Christmas Bazaar Thankyou! In the festive glow of a brightly decorated Dinton Village Hall parishioners enjoyed lunch and Christmas shopping - entertained by seasonal music performed by Will Farmer on his keyboard. This long established event –well, it was well before my time and I’ve been here over 40 years - yet again proved successful raising £1120 for the running costs of our churches. The Luxury Hamper, containing amongst other local goodies, a Starveall Turkey and Quinta dela Rosa Vintage Port, was won by Chloe Lambert and the runner up basket was won by Mrs Jill Gasking. A big Thankyou to all of you who have helped make this possible by donating, cooking, selling, decorating and coming along to buy so generously. What a team!! Valma

16th November 2011  - The Seven Stars under new management
The keys to the Seven Stars pub were handed over to Stephanie Guiraute at 9.00pm on the 16th November 2011 by Terry Heath a director of the Joint Venture Company that was formed to buy the pub for the community. The pub was put up for sale in April 2011 by Punch Taverns who since 2001 had leased it to many tenants who had failed due to the high rents and tied brewery supplies that Punch had insisted upon. Seven Stars Dinton Ltd. was formed in May 2011 as a Joint Venture company with the sole objective of the purchase of the pub and its subsequent successful operation. 66 interested investors became shareholders and the pub was bought. Stephanie Guiraute and David Berry were granted a lease to manage the pub and restaurant and have now returned the Stars to its former importance as a centre of the community. If you have not been to the Stars for a time a warm welcome awaits you.

                
                Hand Over of Seven Stars Pub to Stephanie Guiraute

10th September 2011  - Dinton Scarecrow Festival
Dinton Scarecrow Festival There were 20 scarecrows, some in gardens, some at the Church, and visitors appeared to find the variety of styles good fun. The winners of the Haddenham Garden Centre voucher were Mr and Mrs Hopwood with their cigar smoking Mexican. The Epcott family’s straw horse carried off the prize for children’s work donated by the Co-operative Stores in Stone, but the judge said it was a very difficult choice. Many thanks to all who participated and to the makers of teas and cakes. How about a repeat Festival in 2012?

29th August 2011  - Parish Fete 2011
DINTON PARISH FETE Another successful fete this year - and without the threatening rain!! As usual everyone worked hard but well together and the result is that we should be able to pay out approximately £7,500. This is wonderful news for those in the Parish who will benefit. We were privileged to have the fly past of a Spitfire. It was a wonderful sight the pilot dipped his wings in salute. Hope he saw us waving? On behalf of the Committee may I say a HUGE THANK YOU to all the wonderful "volunteers" who collected equipment; assembled it on the field; manned stalls; sorted the money and finally cleared the field and returned equipment for another year. We invite everyone to join us for a drink in the Dinton Village Hall on Tuesday 18th October at 7.30 when we will distribute cheques to those organisations who requested a share of the profits. We look forward to seeing you there. Sylvia Eaton - Chairman Dinton Fete Committee

25th June 2011  - Midsummer Ball
At last, on Saturday June 25, the sun shone and Dinton had a Midsummer Ball. It was a great evening, good food and music – and a marquee beautifully decorated by Caroline King and friends. Prizes for the Raffle and Balloon flight were sponsored, amongst others, by Blaise Brogan, The Dinton Hermit, The Bottle and Glass, Andy Napier and Brothers of Thame. The Champagne Balloon Flight for two was won by Mary Hobden. Big thankyous to Caroline and John King for hosting the event, Chris Robinson who led the Dinton Marquee Team and Giles Kidner who organised the band, and we mustn’t forget a great bunch of enthusiastic young people who did an excellent job of serving food and drink throughout the evening. As a result of the generosity of so many people, £2200 was raised for the Flush Fund. Valma Thompson

12th June 2011  - Glimpse of Dinton
As may have been said before, the ‘Glimpse’ of Dinton on June 12 was through a curtain of almost continual rain but were we dejected, dispirited!? Well actually …. . but no, a Dunkirk spirit rallied the local troops and a valiant £865 was raised for the project. Medals must go to all those who braved adversity to enjoy some really beautiful gardens, delicious teas and buy plants. Thankyou to Marie Helene Usherwood and to those who opened their gardens, made cakes and served teas, offered plants and bought and sold plants. Well done!

  - Community Choir in Dinton
Sing! is a community choir that tweets in the Junior School every Monday from 7.45 - 9.30 It meets in school term times, and re-convenes on 2nd of Nov to start singing carols on the run-up to Christmas. The aim is to have fun, and learn to sing some songs in harmony. All welcome, no auditions, no sight reading, no solos! It meets at The Junior School in Dinton, HP17 8UZ on Tuesdays, from 7.45pm - 9.30pm. Everybody welcome whatever your own perceived ability!