Report for Coeliac U.K. Bucks Support Group AGM  

Stoke Mandeville  Community Centre  30th April 2022

After a long delay due to the COVID pandemic the Bucks Support Group finally managed to hold an AGM at the Stoke Mandeville Community Centre at 2pm on April 30th 2022.

The meeting was preceded by a G/F Fish& Chips lunch at Dobbies Garden Centre  in Wendover (formerly Wyevale).

Apologies from 14 members were received, there was a low turn-out, the number of members present did comply with Coeliac U.K. charity rules.

Chairman/Bucks Organiser, Brian Barnes presented his report which covered the period since our last AGM back in 2019. During the early phases of Covid restrictions Brian did host a few Zoom sessions which were well attended and much appreciated by members confined to home.

Brian and the Committee are keen to re activate the regular events organized prior to covid :  Coffee Mornings in High Wycombe , Milton Keynes and Aylesbury. The Committee plans to restore some of these events and others later this year,  we trust members will be feeling more confident now to  support them.

Membership Secretary, Steph Cox did circulate the AGM invitation letter to newly diagnosed Coeliacs registered with Coeliac U.K.

Election of Officers

The existing officers were re-elected by a show of hands, all were present except Steph Cox who sent apologies and has agreed to continue as Membership Secretary

Group Organiser- Brian Barnes

Secretary - Don Crowland

Membership Secretary – Steph Cox

Treasurer- Allen Leddy

Committee Member - Judy Wheeler

Margaret Rutter has stood down from the Committee, Brian thanked her for her contributions over the years.  Margaret & George moved to the Northants, Margaret continued her involvement by assisting the  North Bucks  Group based across the Bucks border in Milton Keynes.

The meeting ended with a catch up session, tea, coffee and assorted cakes kindly donated by Bucks group members.

The meetings closed at 345 pm

Don Crowland - Secretary   May 10th 2022



Welcome to our Local Group which supports those with coeliac disease in Buckinghamshire. 

The youth group for 0-17 year olds started in 2019. You can get in contact by emailing coeliacsbucksyouth@gmail.com. Meet-ups take place where 0-17 year olds must be accompanied by parents/carers at all times. Previously (pre-Covid) we've arranged meet-ups at National Trust events e.g. Hughenden's 1940s extravaganza, Wendover Woods (play trail and Go Ape), Natural History Museum in Tring and Christmas at Waddesdon Manor. Contact the Youth Group to be added to the mailing list coeliacsbucksyouth@gmail.com


The  Bucks Support Group based in High Wycombe tends to be the driving force for the county as most of the Bucks Support Group Committee live in the greater High Wycombe area. Traditional Coffee Evenings hosted by volunteers have  mainly been replaced  with staged events at local venues. Newly diagnosed Coeliacs are encouraged to introduce themselves at one of the regular Coffee Mornings at John Lewis Place to Eat in High Wycombe and Milton Keynes. 
For details of venues or other queries please contact Steph Cox  email  stephjcox@btopenworld.com  Tel.01865 873216

Our group covers Buckinghamshire, with local support centred around Aylesbury, Milton Keynes and High Wycombe, districts. If you would like to attend an event, join a group or receive information on future events, please contact:
Bucks Group Organiser Brian Barnes:  bucks@coeliac.org.uk. 
Membership Secretary:  Steph Cox  - stephjcox@btopenworld.com

Coffee Mornings organised by the Bucks Support group based in High Wycombe are held on the third Monday of each month at 1030am. The venue is the "Place to Eat" cafeteria of John Lewis, High Wycombe. The MK branch of John Lewis  has a similar set up and uses the same dates. Anyone interested is welcome to attend without prior notice - Just roll up on the day. A member of the Bucks Support Group Committee will be on hand to assist or have a chat. A Coeliac U.K. banner should be on view to help you identify the volunteer.  Other events during the year also appear as  bold numbers  in Bucks Group calendar. If you would be interested in attending  please contact Steph or Brian.
To view upcoming events in the near future please click on this Events link

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic the Bucks Support Group has cancelled all events until further notice. They remain as entries in the 2020 Events calendar in case the situation changes in coming months . 

DATE:  3rd Monday of   month 
VENUE: "Place to Eat" John Lewis ,Holmers Farm Road , High Wycombe ,Bucks. HP12 4NW
TIME: 1030-1200

DATE: 3rd Monday of  month 
 VENUE: “The Place to Eat” John Lewis, The Centre, Central Milton Keynes, Bucks. MK9 3EP
TIME: 1030 -1200
No official organizer but local volunteers host coffee mornings
DATE:  1st Monday of month (2nd Monday if affected by a Bank Holiday) 
 VENUE:  Tillys,8, Cambridge Street, Aylesbury, HP20 1RS .
TIME: 1100-1200
For more information on these coffee mornings  please browse  Events pages  and highlighted dates in the Buckinghamshire calendar




Local venues

This is a map of GF (gluten-free) accredited venues and standard listings which have been recommended by our Members or the venue directly. The GfG (Gluten-free Guarantee) approved pin is used to show supermarkets that have signed up to the GfG.

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