Thursday, 6 September 2018

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Pretty Pot Holes

Pot holes are everywhere, on the main roads, village roads and particularly Bernard's Close, Chearsley, which have made the road scarcely navigable for both cars and pedestrians. But three enterprising young Chearsley ladies, Katie and Olivia Sawrey-Cookson and their friend, Saskia Day, have put their artistic skills to work and brought at least a temporary smile to the faces of the frustrated residents, by crafting a beautiful heart-shaped design in one of the larger potholes in the road. John Howard of Chearsley Parish Council has been in touch with the Bucks Herald with this story in the hope that it might provoke much needed action from Bucks County Council. John has been told that The Bucks Herald plan to print the piece and the photo and include it on their website this week. Well done girls and John for continuing with the Parish Council to keep on at Bucks C C to make our roads safer.

Boules Challenge
This re-arranged match of Chearsley against Cuddington took place on Sunday September 2 at Cuddington and resulted in another success for Chearsley when they narrowly beat Cuddington in some hard fought matches. Chearsley now have the silver cup to prove it, which will be on show at The Bell. Nic Brown would like to thank everyone who took part in this inter village challenge with good spirit and friendship. A provisional date for a Winter Boules event has been made for Sunday December 2 when Chearsley will be the hosts at the Cuddington Playing Fields location, when they will be offering warming refreshments.

Chearsley Show
The Show team under the leadership of Joy, set up the hall on Saturday September 1st when all entries and exhibits were displayed in grand style luxuriating in the wonderful space of our new hall.







The domestic section continued to attract increasing numbers of entries, including some fabulous and imaginative Show Stopper Cakes. This compensated for the lower vegetable and flower entries which had suffered from the intense heat and lack of rain this year. Rachel Sampson’s Scarecrow made an amusing if lonely parade, as there was only 1 entry in this new category. Congratulations to Rachel for her ingenuity, deserving her appropriate prize. Hopefully, there will be more scarecrow entries next year.
Overall Winner of the Show for the Vic Walker cup was Julian George, who was also winner of the Best Vegetables cup. Other winners were Best photo – Joy Payne; Best art – Jann Grimshaw; Best Craft – Jack Lazaruk; Best Children’s entry – Jessica Taylor; Men’s Jam tarts – Freddie Taylor; Best domestic – Ruth Holland; Best Flowers – Joy Payne; Best Flower arrangement – Jann Grimshaw; Cup for craftsmanship – Jack Lazaruk and Best Fruit – Michael Heybrook. Special mention should go to Olivia Sawrey Cookson who won the Show Stopper Cup – and now also of pot hole decorating fame.
Joy thanked everyone for coming, particularly, our vicar, Richard who presented the prizes, and to everyone who entered. It is hoped that next year, there will be more gardeners and talented bakers, photographers and crafters taking up the challenge to show off their skills. Don’t be influenced and put off by Joe Grundy and his competitive spirit about the forthcoming Fruit and Veg show in The Archers! Chearsley Show is a very friendly, fun event. Well done to Joy for putting everything together again, as well as organising Meadow Song, being church warden, chief church flower arranger and many other things. Thank you Joy. Oh yes, Happy Birthday for Friday.

Meadow Song
A beautiful day Sunday September 2nd in the beautiful garden of Ann Persson when many villagers gathered to hear Paul (Joy’s brother) and the lovely Laura sing a variety of well known songs from Shows.


The afternoon ended with everyone getting up to have a dance to Abba to complete a very enjoyable time.

Chearsley Classic and Vintage Fun Day
The weather is looking mainly fine for this coming Sunday 9 for the 7th year of this event , the original idea of Fred Crawford, which will be held in the grounds of the Cricket Club. Entry and parking is free and there will be programmes, detailing events of the day, available on entry for a donation towards the development of Junior Cricket at the Club. The number of vehicles on show increases every year and this year there should be 250 on view of vintage cars, motor bikes, tractors, lorries, buses and steam engines.
As in previous years, there will be a children’s mini fun fair, barbecue prepared and served by Team Chearsley chefs, teas and home made cakes, outside bar with real ales, ice cream van, fine coffee, fish and chip van, bottle tombola, raffle and new this year, a Gin and Pimms Tent. There will be stalls selling arts and craft and fresh fruit and vegetables and Dotty Sweets. Messy Church of Chearsley Church will be providing entertainment for young children in their tent throughout the day. During the afternoon, it is planned for there to be a Spitfire Flypast ,courtesy of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. The timing of this has yet to be finalized. Listen out for more information on the day.
There will also be the opportunity to enjoy a classic coach tour of the surrounding area complete with commentary. It promises to be a great day out for all the family. Have a look round at all the exhibits, get something to eat and drink and sit and listen to the live music. Don’t forget to try your luck on the popular Bottle Tombola and to buy some raffle tickets. The draw for the raffle will take place towards the end of the afternoon, followed by the presentation of The Fred Crawford Cup which goes to Fred’s choice of Best in Show.
Gates open to the public at 11am, ending at 5pm. I did hear that Steve Fox of our local Red Kite radio will be at the show. Watch out for him. Red Kite radio is broadcast from Haddenham Garden Centre and can be found at 107.2fm. Enjoy the day.

Saturday September 22 - The Chilterns Classic Sportive Cycling Event
The Parish Council has been made aware of this cycling event. There are 3 routes, 1 of which passes through Chearsley and 2 through Cuddington. The organisers estimate there will be 450 rides on the route through here. The event starts in Amersham from 7.45am to 9am which might help to estimate when they will be around here.

Services at St Nicholas
  • Sunday September 9 Evensong at 6pm
  • Sunday September 23 Harvest Festival
Diary Dates:

Harvest Supper is back


Thursday, 30 August 2018

Classic Car Show Bottle Donations

Chearsley Village Classic & Vintage Fun Day
Bottle Tombola

Chearsley Cricket Club is again asking all its club members and supporters to donate a bottle or bottles for the Bottle Tombola at the car show on Sunday week (9th September).

Adam Lazaruk and helpers from our Junior Cricketers will be walking around the village this Sunday (2nd September) with wheelbarrows, between 1.00 and 3.00pm, to collect bottle donations.

If you can spare us a bottle or two, please leave your donation on your doorstep for the lads to collect.

Alternatively, donations can be passed to:
  • Adam Lazaruk, The Old Grainstore, Crendon Road
  • John Howard, Great Barn, School Lane
  • Terry Gadsby, Little Orchard, Church Lane
 ….or to any CCC member or just drop them off at the pavilion (the 1st X1 are playing Leighton Buzzard on Saturday afternoon.

The Bottle Tombola has proved to be a great fundraiser in previous years ,and all funds raised at the show will be invested in developing our Juniors section at the club.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Chearsley Cricket Club Sunday August 12
The annual Chairman’s Match originally planned for July 29 and re-arranged for last Sunday was again called off. The rain on Saturday July 28 also spoiled party celebrations of Rachel Sampson who was celebrating a “special” birthday and had to transfer everything to the village hall. The party, I hear,was still a great success. Congratulations Rachel and here’s to many more.

Annual End of Season Dinner and Dance Saturday November 24.
Please save this date for the Cricket Club Do which will be held at Magnolia Park Hotel, Golf and Country Club.

A busy time for Chearsley for this Bank Holiday weekend and the following two weekends:

Bank Holiday Sunday 26: BBQ at The Bell Sharon at The Bell invites everyone to a BBQ on Sunday August 26 from 2pm with great food and games for the children in the garden

Bank Holiday Sunday 26: Summer Boules Challenge 2018 A team from Chearsley Parish Council will compete against Cuddington Parish Council for the 3rd year and Chearsley are hoping to follow on from their success in the past 2 years to make it a hat trick. Players and supporters, young and old are invited to come along to the Boules Piste at Cuddington Playing Fields. Start time is 2pm-ish. Cuddington will again be providing food and drink. Please contact Nic Brown at Nicb@chateaubrown.com if you would like more information.

Saturday September 1: Chearsley Show After a year’s break while the new hall was built ,Chearsley Show now returns with more categories this year, including a Scarecrow Parade in the village hall grounds. Vegetables and flowers have suffered from lack of rain and relentless searing sun, but don’t be put off and think you have nothing to enter. Just have a look round your garden and allotment to find something to enter. You may be surprised to find a winning ticket on your exhibit. There are also categories for domestic, art and craft and photography, and lots of opportunities for the children to take part. Making a scarecrow is a new idea to our Show, with a chance for all the family to get creative and have fun. There will be a prize awarded for the most creative scarecrow. Please return your completed entry forms by Wednesday August 29 with fees of 20p per item to Joy at 1 Bernard's Close. On the day, the hall will be open for the setting out of entries from 8.30 to 10.15am. Judging takes place at 10.30am. The hall is then open to the public at 2.45pm with teas on sale, raffle draw and presentation of awards at 3.30pm.

Sunday September 2: MeadowSong There is to be another Meadow Song this year with thanks to the kind hospitality of Ann Persson at Long Meadow. Bring a picnic and rug and chair from 12.30pm and sit back and enjoy an afternoon in this beautiful garden with lively music from Paul Shinar and Laura which will start at 2pm. There will be a bar and raffle. Tickets are available at £10 each from Joy Payne, phone 208513 or email joychearsley@gmail.com. Please note that Family Communion will be held at 11am that morning, instead of 10am, to link in with the start of MeadowSong.

Saturday September 8: Chearsley Streetlife at The Bell An afternoon of a Beer Festival, Pig Roast and music.

Sunday September 9: Chearsley Village Classic and Vintage Fun Day is promising to be bigger and better than ever, its 7th year, on Sunday September 9, starting earlier this year at 11am. The number of vehicles already registered is up on last year. The Hurricane flypast has been confirmed and there will be a number of new events during the afternoon. Your help is needed on the day with car parking, meet and greeting vehicles, programme and raffle ticket selling, BBQ, Bottle tombola, tea and cakes. Please contact John Howard or Paula Johnson if you are able to help.
The day will be another wonderful village day with money made going towards the Junior Section of Chearsley Cricket Club. Gates are open to the public at 11am, entry is free. Keep up to date and find out more information by going to the website www.ccvfd.co.uk.

Jubilee Bench
The Parish Council have replaced the old Jubilee Bench by the War Memorial which had fallen into a dangerous state of repair. A new one has been purchased. This is part of the Parish Council’s ongoing programme of village improvements, which will also include some restorative work on the War Memorial.

“Stuff”
Some items have been left in the bus shelter, near the notice board for some time now. They are a child’s jacket, boots with the name Isabella Mays and an umbrella. If they belong to you, or you know who they belong to, please can they be reclaimed.

Chef Wanted at The Bell
Sharon needs someone to help her in the busy kitchen, perhaps a student training to be a chef or someone looking for a role in the restaurant/pub industry. If you know someone who would fit the bill, please contact Sharon on 01844 208077.

Qi Gong at Chearsley Village Hall

The weekly classes are continuing throughout the Summer and are going well. The hour-long class will now start at 10am every Tuesday morning in the village hall. Qi Gong is suitable for adults of all ages and new members are always very welcome. Contact Ben on 07473 118676, email masterben@chearsleyqigong.uk or visit his website www.chearsleyqigong.co.uk for more information.

Bank Holiday Monday 27 - Sunshine Club’s Garden Party & Charity Fashion Show
Our local models will be treading the catwalk at this friendly, informal Fashion Show in the lovely gardens at Tyringham Hall, Cuddington and afterwards there will be the chance to buy from the range of affordably priced clothing. In case of rain, the show will go on under the shelter of gazebos! All are welcome – men included! The entrance fee of £5 includes a cream tea. If anyone has nearly new clothes which they would like to donate for sale at this event, these can be dropped off at Tyringham Hall, or can be collected (Please phone 01844291 932).

Diary Dates:
  • Sunday August 26 Bank Holiday weekend BBQ at 2pm at The Bell; Boules at Cuddington at 2pm
  • Monday August 27 Sunshine Club Fashion Show and Cream Tea
  • Saturday September 1 Chearsley Show in the hall
  • Sunday September 2 Meadow Song
  • Saturday September 8 Chearsley Village Celebration Day and Beer Festival at The Bell
  • Sunday September 9 Chearsley Classic and Vintage Fun Day at the Cricket Field

Saturday, 28 July 2018

What's Happening in the Vale

Summer sensation 'Play in the Park' returns to Aylesbury

Family favourite Play in the Park is returning to Aylesbury on Wednesday 1 August. The annual event, organised by AVDC and now in its 12th year, will offer a host of fun activities, games and entertainment for all the family. This year, look out for drumming workshops, climbing wall, face painting, petting farm, electric go-karts and much more! The fun takes place in Vale Park from 11am-4pm. Entry is free, but some activities have charges of £1-£3. Click here for more information on the event.

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Want to keep the kids entertained this summer?

If you can’t attend Play in the Park, don’t worry, there are plenty of smaller-scale play sessions happening throughout the school holidays. Organised by AVDC in partnership with parish councils, Play Around the Parishes consists of 38 free sessions taking place in the Vale between 24 July and 24 August. Places hosting the sessions include Buckingham, Stewkley and Winslow. Arts & crafts, giant games, soft play, circus skills (and other fun stuff) will all be on offer. Click here for more information on these free sessions, including a list of the scheduled dates and times.

Monday, 16 July 2018

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Chearsley Flag


Have you noticed that Chearsley now has its own flag? This is with thanks to the generosity of John and Alicia Howard. Alicia designed the flag depicting red kites, the horse chestnut and The Chilterns and they have given it to the village in appreciation and celebration of the many friendships made and the good times they have enjoyed during 30 years in Chearsley. The plan is for this flag to be flown when no other flag is due to be flown.

New Yoga Class at Chearsley Village Hall
Emma Morgan is running a yoga class every Wednesday evening from 7.15 to 8.15pm. A great way to de-stress after a busy day! For more information please visit www.emmamorganyoga.com or email emy@emmamorgan.com.

Chearsley Village Classic and Vintage Fun Day is promising to be bigger and better than ever, its 7th year, on Sunday September 9, starting earlier this year at 11am. The number of vehicles already registered is up on last year. The Hurricane flypast has been confirmed and there will be a number of new events during the afternoon. Your help is needed on the day with car parking, meet and greeting vehicles, programme and raffle ticket selling, BBQ, Bottle tombola, tea and cakes. Please contact John Howard or Paula Johnson if you are able to help. The day promises to be another wonderful village day with money made going towards the Junior Section of Chearsley Cricket Club. Gates are open to the public at 11am, entry is free. Keep up to date and find out more information by going to the website www.ccvfd.co.uk

MeadowSong

There is to be another Meadow Song this year on Sunday September 2 with thanks to the kind hospitality of Ann Persson at Long Meadow with plans for a picnic from 12.30pm and the concert to start at 2pm. More details will be available soon.

Cuddington Sunshine Club Matinee Cinema
The film to be shown at The Bernard Hall on Monday July 23 is “Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines”. This is a 1965 British comedy, starring an international cast including Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, Robert Morley, Terry Thomas and James Fox. It revolves around the craze of early aviation and tells the fictional story of a £10,000 prize for the winner of an air race from London to Paris to prove Britain was “number 1 in the air”. Come and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in front of a big screen in comfortable seats with tea and cake brought to your seat during the interval and all for £5 or £4 concessions. Please phone 01844 291526 to book your ticket. Doors open at 1pm for 1.30pm start and tickets might be available on the door.

Recycling of batteries and small electrical items
These can now be put in a plastic bag and placed on top of either the recycling or waste bin each week for collection. Small electrical items such as hair-dryers, electric toothbrushes, shavers, smoke detectors, clocks, watches, torches etc. - items no bigger than a shoe box – can also be put out weekly. Batteries, but not car batteries should be placed in a separate bag. Go to AVDC website for more details, and/or download the guide (pdf).

Church Services in Chearsley
  • Sunday July 22 Chearsley Praise at 10am
  • Sunday July 29 Benefice Holy Communion with Junior Church at 10am
Diary Dates
  • Saturday September 1 Chearsley Show in the hall
  • Sunday September 2 Meadow Song
  • Saturday September 8 Chearsley Village Celebration Day
  • Sunday September 9 Chearsley Classic and Vintage Fun Day at the Cricket Field