Monday, 15 January 2018

Chearsley Village Hall - NOTICE

Chearsley Village Hall invites all inhabitants (over the age of 18) of the Parish of Chearsley to a meeting on Monday 29 January at 8pm at Willow Corner, School Lane, Chearsley to agree the following resolution.
That the boundary of 2 Chestnut View is moved approx. 3 feet towards the Chearsley Village Hall site (as per the below image) with all proceeds of the sale to go to Chearsley Village Hall.
The left hand string shows the existing boundary of 2 Chestnut View and the right hand string shows the proposed new boundary.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Parish Council meeting Monday January 15 at 7.30pm at Chearsley Cricket Club

Chearsley Parish Council are developing an online messaging service to keep parishioners updated on the Council’s work in the village and to encourage feedback from all members of our community. Nic Brown, the Council’s chairman has already sent out a message about the forthcoming Budget Council Meeting using this facility to around 100 villagers whose names and emails are known to them. If you did not receive this email communication and would like to do so in future, please send your contact details to either John Lewis at of John Howard at

This important meeting next Monday decides the Council’s budget for the year 2018/2019 based on what we would like to spend, and what that means for our local Council Tax contribution to Chearsley (known as the “Precept”).

Over the past 2 years, the Council have been increasing the Precept as the historically very low-level challenges the Council’s ability to maintain the fabric of the village. This has been difficult but necessary as the AVDC and Bucks County Council Tax elements have been capped and Government funds diminished in recent years making funding ever more challenging.

At the meeting on Monday, there will be a full discussion of what the Council have been doing since their presentation at the Annual Parish Meeting in 2017 at which they received full support from the parishioners to get on with the job the councillors are elected to do. Please attend this important meeting so that you can hear at first hand what is planned for next year and for the Council to gain support from the village to continue the works that are felt to be important for moving Chearsley onwards and upwards. It will be a formal Parish council meeting and there will be an opportunity at the start and end of the meeting for villagers to express their views and observations.

Nic Brown encourages your attendance at this meeting as it is critically important for him and his fellow councillors that villagers are satisfied with the direction and vision the Council has for Chearsley.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Happy New Year to you all!
Please let me know details of special birthdays, anniversaries or events, thank-you's and any news which you are happy to have broadcast on the Chearsley web. I try to learn of most things going on, but it can prove difficult!

Poppy Appeal
I have heard from Peter Grimsdell with details of Poppy selling in Chearsley in 2017. A total of £884.49 was raised, mainly made up from door to door selling by Sue Grimsdell and Joy Payne of £720.38. Sales at the village shop raised £58.64 and at The Bell £105.47. This was an increase of £104.19 from last year. This makes for a great finale for Sue in her last year of Poppy selling in Chearsley, after taking over from Sylvia Hicks 20 years ago.
Congratulations to Sue for being responsible for raising so much money for The Royal British Legion and welcome to Joy who has agreed to be the main Poppy seller in Chearsley in future. A grand total of £2,580.32 was made by Cuddington, Chearsley and Nether Winchendon, as compared to £2,465.51 in 2016. Peter and Sue have now left the village and with work on their new home in Haddenham going to plan, they hope to move from their rented accommodation in the Spring.

Volunteers for taxi service
More help is needed by villagers who would be prepared to spare some time to take Peter Martin to see his wife, Alva, who is in hospital in High Wycombe. Alva has been in hospital for over a month, first at Stoke Mandeville and now in High Wycombe after a fall in her home which broke her back as well as recovering slowly from a stroke. Peter - who can no longer drive - has been able to visit Alva daily due to the kindness of a small team of about 10 villagers who have taken turns to take and collect Peter.
As time goes on and Alva is likely to be in hospital for some time, it would be appreciated if others could volunteer to help. Andy Yorke, Peter’s neighbour, initiated the rota which is now run online using Doodle . Anyone who would like to help Peter and Alva can go to the Chearsley Taxi Doodle Calendar to register and to then tick the day and time (12.30pm from Bernard's Close, or 4.30pm from Wycombe Hospital) when you can take or fetch Peter. The system is pretty easy, (well it has to be as I managed to make sense of it), but if you have any difficulties, Andy Yorke can be contacted at
Many who still live in Chearsley will remember Alva as a very well respected and wonderful first teacher of their children including two of my own who were lucky enough to attend Chearsley school. Peter, who was also a teacher, retired now for many years, has always had a great love of Chearsley and its people,and a wonderful supporter of its many events and occasions and appreciating the importance of the shop, the pub and the church. I know he has drawn great comfort from being able to visit Alva everyday and from the many cards and acts of kindness he has been given. Please help if you can.

Bingo at The Bell
The first Bingo evening of the year will be on Tuesday, January 9 with Eyes Down around 8.45pm.
Quiz at The Bell Following the normal pattern, Quiz night continues to be held on the Sunday after the Bingo night and will be held on Sunday January 14 at 8pm.

Services at St Nicholas :

  • Sunday January 7 Family Holy Communion at 10am
  • Sunday January 14 Morning Celebration at 10am and Evensong at 6pm

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

This is the final Village News of the Year as Christmas is nearly upon us with a reminder of The Bell and the shop opening hours which might be helpful to know.

The Shop:
Christmas Day and Boxing Day    Closed
Wednesday 27 to Saturday  30    Open at 8am until 6pm
New Year’s Eve                           Open 8 until 1pm
New Year’s Day                           Closed

The Bell:
Christmas Eve            12 to 4 (Food 12 to 3)  and  6pm until late (No food)
Christmas Day            12 to 3   (Drinks only)   Closed in the evening
Boxing Day                 12 to 4 (Food 12 to 3)    Closed in the evening
Wednesday 27 to Saturday 30    Normal hours
New Year’s Eve           12 to 4 (Food 12 to 2)    and 6pm until very late. Disco and DJ .Buy tickets now
New Year’s Day           12 to 3  Big Breakfast Day   Closed in the evening

St Nicholas:
Christmas Eve            Crib Service at 3.30pm  and Midnight Communion at 11pm
Christmas Day            Christmas Praise at 10am
New Year’s Eve           Benefice Service at 10am in Long Crendon

The next bin collection will be just a day later than usual on Thursday December 28 when the recycling bins will be collected. Next week, it will be back to the usual Wednesday collecting day on January 3.

Carol Singing round the village  £660 has been raised this Christmas from the carol singers who managed to get round to most of the village on 2 nights and a collection at the Lighting of The Tree evening.  This will be divided between the charities for Cystic Fibrosis and Debra. Well done to the carol singers and everyone who donated.

Happy Christmas  to everyone and all the very best for 2018.

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Need a doctor?

If you need an urgent GP appointment over Christmas and New Year, 
please call 111

Friday, 22 December 2017

Village Hall Update

The build is now well over half way and a topping out ceremony (apparently a building tradition) was held before Christmas to celebrate the near completion of the beautiful new slate roof.

Members of the Village Hall Committee and Parish Council bravely climbed up the scaffolding and cracked open a bottle of fizz.  Chearsley's very own resident photographer Sharon Sampson snapped away and we are grateful to her for some fantastic photos of us all!

The cedar cladding has also started to be fixed to the timber structure and meetings will be held in the New Year with our kitchen supplier and to decide the flooring, paint colours for the walls and colour of the Movawall (which is the partition wall in the middle of the hall).

If you would like to book the hall for an event, meeting or provide an exercise class - an electronic booking system will be open in March for bookings. A Grand Opening will be held after Easter and more details will follow in due course.

With best wishes for a Happy Christmas and New Year!

The Village Hall Committee

Children's Crib Service

Please come along to St Nicbolas on Christmas Eve at 3.30pm for our Children's Crib Service, to hear the Nativity Story, sing a few more carols and enjoy a mince pie and mulled wine.  If the children would like to come dressed up or bring a sheep or stable animal, that would be great.  There will be an opportunity for all children to take part and help build our Nativity Scene.  If Mary and Joseph have been staying at your house, don't forget to bring the little knitted sheep along!

Later on, at 11pm there will be a midnight communion, a more formal celebration of Christ's birth.  Then, at 10am on Christmas Day we have a Christmas Praise Service.