Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Soul Spark - all this week

Have you ever popped in to our beautiful and peaceful church when you are passing? All this week (and next weekend) the church is open until 8pm and has lots of thought provoking interactive stations, some aimed at children (tadpoles, bubbles and tents), some adults (Suffering Why?), but you are welcome to try them all, whatever your age.







Friday, 11 May 2018

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Christian Aid Big Brekkie at St Nicholas Church.
Come and enjoy a BBQ breakfast of sausage or bacon roll at the church this Sunday May 13 from 9.30 to 10.30am in support of the Christian Aid Big Brekkie. This is in place of Morning Celebration. There will be hymns and prayers at the end of breakfast at 10.30am. “Soul Spark” will be open in the church, so an opportunity to take a look at this. Soul Spark is on show from May 12 to 20th May.

Celebrating 50 years of Chuf on Saturday May 19 at Chearsley Village Hall.
Come and help celebrate 5 decades of Chuf Preschool at this all day Fest. For the children from 3pm to 6.30pm there will be games, talent workshops, music and dance performances (3 to 16 year olds), Prince and Princess costume and face painting for this special Royal Day plus fun with Musical Mayhem. Tickets are £5 per child with free entry for adults. From 6.30pm until 10.30pm Chuf is presenting a Golden Evening with guest appearance from Tony Hadley who will be performing an acoustic set, plus local band and disco. Tickets for this are £15 per adult. There will be food vans and refreshments available and a licensed bar showing the FA Cup Final – something for the whole family. Tickets may be available on the day, but to avoid disappointment, please book online now at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/483390

Qi Gong in Chearsley
This class has now started in the village hall, but it is not too late to join and newcomers of all ages and levels of fitness are very welcome. Ben, the Master is teaching the forms (sequences) by instructing the class at each stage, so there is no problem in joining now. Give it a try. Classes are held on Tuesday mornings from 10.30 to 11.30am. There is a Chearsley QiGong facebook page for more information and a link to a video at www.chearsleyqigong.co.uk. You can also email for more information from masterben@chearsleyqigong.co.uk.

Church Services in Chearsley:
  • Sunday May 13 No Morning Celebration. Big Brekkie from 9.30am to 10.30am.
Diary Dates:
  • Saturday May 12 Grand Opening Ceremony of the Hall 6pm to 7.30pm
  • Saturday May 12 Performance of Knock Knock at The Bernard Hall, Cuddington at 7.30pm
  • Monday May 14 Annual Village Meeting in the village hall at 7.00 for 7.30pm
  • Saturday May 19 Chuf Fest celebrating 50 years in the village hal
  • Monday May 21 Sunshine Club Matinee Cinema showing “Lion” at The Bernard Hall Cuddington at 1.30pm
  • Saturday June 23 Florence Nightingale Hospice Midnight Walk. Phone 01296 429975
  • Saturday June 30 Church Fund raising event
  • Saturday September 1 Chearsley Show in the hall
  • Sunday September 9 Chearsley Classic and Vintage Fun Day at the Cricket Field

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Road Closure


While bridge repairs are carried out on road to the Cuddington, Bridgeway is expected to be closed between 09:30 and 15:30 from Tuesday until the end of May.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

New Shop Front
On Sunday May 6, a refurbishment of the shop front will be carried out. The shop will be open the usual opening hours, but there will be disruption on the shop forecourt and access may be restricted at times.

Old Chairs for free
New tables and chairs have been purchased for our new hall and 20 of the hall’s old chairs are now free for collection from the hall car park. Help yourself as soon as possible as if still there on Wednesday May 9, they will be “tidied up”.

Bank Holiday Weekend
It looks as if the sun is going to shine this weekend. An opportunity to take a break from mowing the grass in your garden to enjoy a drink in the sunshine in the lovely garden of the The Bell which is now open all day Saturdays and Sundays. There will be the usual Meat Raffle on Sunday afternoon and the monthly Sunday Quiz at 8pm.

Soul Spark in Chearsley Church Saturday May 12 – Sunday May20th An opportunity for individual quiet and reflection. The Church is open all day and welcome for everyone. Soul Spark is intended as a way into our inner experiences and the spirit deep within us. Take time away from busy schedules to reflect on your life and what matters most to you as you wander round the various “stations” in the Church and let them help you to focus on particular areas of life’s experiences.

Celebrating 50 years of Chuf on Saturday May 19 at Chearsley Village Hall. Come and help celebrate 5 decades of Chuf Preschool at this all day Fest. For the children from 3pm to 6.30pm there will be games, talent workshops, music and dance performances (3 to 16 year olds), Prince and Princess costume and face painting for this special Royal Day plus fun with Musical Mayhem. Tickets are £5 per child with free entry for adults.
From 6.30pm until 10.30pm Chuf is presenting a Golden Evening with guest appearance from Tony Hadley who will be performing an acoustic set, plus local band and disco. Tickets for this are £15 per adult. There will be food vans and refreshments available and a licensed bar showing the FA Cup Final – something for the whole family. Tickets may be available on the day, but to avoid disappointment, please book online now at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/483390

Chearsley Cricket Club
94 Juniors braved the cold wind on Tuesday at the Cricket Club, including 48 girls aged from 6 to 15, to enjoy the coaching skills of Ignite Sports. The Aunt Sally Team are hoping to start their season with a win on Wednesday May 2nd when they play The Red Cow. The Under 13 Boys are playing at home against Thame Town on Thursday May 3 at 6pm. At the weekend, Chearsley 1st XI have their first game at home to Dinton 2nds, starting at 12.30pm while Chearsley 2nd XI are away to Thame Town 4ths. Good Luck to all teams.

Cuddington Sunshine Club Matinee Cinema
The film “Lion” made in 2016, starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara will be shown at The Bernard Hall, Cuddington on Monday May 21 at 1.30pm with doors open at 1pm. The film is about the true story of a foundling Indian boy, estranged from his home village and growing up far from home. 25 years later, he locates his mother via Google earth. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy this delightful, heartfelt film in front of a big screen in comfortable seats. Tickets cost £5 or £4 concessions which include tea and home-made cake during the interval. Please phone 01844 291526 to book a ticket, or take your chance that seats will be available on the door.

Church Services in Chearsley

  • Sunday May 6 Family Communion at 10am with Junior Church upstairs with a story and craft
There will be no Rock Solid this month, as on Saturday there will be a visit to Longridge in Marlow for water orbing, laser tag and kayaking. Please phone Sharon 0n 208740 for more information

Diary Dates :
  • Sunday May 6 Quiz in The Bell at 8pm
  • Saturday May 12 Grand Opening Ceremony of the Hall 6 to 7.30pm
  • Saturday May 12 Performance of Knock Knock at The Bernard Hall, Cuddington at 7.30pm
  • Monday May 14 Annual Village Meeting in the village hall at 7.00 for 7.30pm
  • Saturday May 19 Chuf Fest celebrating 50 years in the village hall
  • Saturday June 23 Florence Nightingale Hospice Midnight Walk. Phone 01296 429975
  • Saturday June 30 Church Fund raising event
  • Saturday September 1 Chearsley Show in the hall
  • Sunday September 9 Chearsley Classic and Vintage Fun Day at the Cricket Field

Monday, 30 April 2018

TV Providers Discount Fraud

This is a message sent via Action Fraud Alert

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) have noticed an increase in Action Fraud reports where fraudsters are offering a discount on Television service provider subscriptions. Fraudsters are cold-calling victims, purporting to be from a Television (TV) provider offering a discount on their monthly subscription. Victims have been told the following: their subscription needs to be renewed; that part or all, of the TV equipment has expired and they are due an upgrade on the equipment/subscription. In order to falsely process the discount, the fraudster asks victims to confirm or provide their bank account details. The scammers may also request the victim’s identification documents, such as scanned copies of passports.

The fraudsters are using the following telephone numbers: “08447111444”, “02035190197” and “08001514141”. The fraudster's voices are reported to sound feminine and have an Asian accent.

Later victims make enquiries and then discover that their TV service provider did not call them and that the fraudster has made transactions using the victim’s bank account details. 

This type of fraud is nationwide. Since the beginning of this year (2018), there have been 300 Action Fraud Reports relating to this fraud. From the reports received, victims aged over 66 seem to be the most targeted.

What you need to do
  • Don’t assume a phone call or email is authentic: Just because someone knows your basic details (such as your name and address or even your mother’s maiden name), it doesn’t mean they are genuine. Criminals can exploit the names of well-known companies in order to make their scams appear genuine.
  • Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision: a genuine company won’t force you to make a financial decisions on the spot. Always be wary if you’re pressured to purchase a product or service quickly, and don’t hesitate to question uninvited approaches in case it’s a scam.
  • Stay in control: Have the confidence to refuse unusual requests for personal or financial information. Always contact the company yourself using a known email or phone number, such as the one written on a bank statement or bill.

Visit Take Five (takefive-stopfraud.org.uk/advice/) and Cyber Aware (cyberaware.gov.uk) for more information about how to protect yourself online.



Friday, 27 April 2018

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Irene May Baker (Rene)
A Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Rene took place on Tuesday April 24 at St Nicholas Chearsley, the church she loved and where she had regularly polished the brass candelabra in the village where she was born, went to school and where she lived all her life. A lovely, humorous, gentle lady, always thinking of others before herself. She was 95.

W.I. Cake Stall on The Green
Chearsley W.I. ladies will be setting up a stall for the sale of home-made cakes and savouries and other delicious home-made delights on The Green this Saturday April 28 from 11am until 1pm. Please come and support them, and best to come early as the baking skills of the W.I. ladies is widely known in the village and bargains are snapped up very quickly.

Grand Opening of the New Village Hall

All villagers are invited to come to this Grand Opening on Saturday May 12 at 6pm until 7.30pm. A chance to have a look at the spacious new hall and enjoy some light refreshments. There will be speeches by Councillor Sue Renshall and Antonia Stratford, chairman of the Village Hall Committee.

The Parish Council Annual Village Meeting will be held in the village hall on Monday May 14th at 7.30pm. There will be key updates on village matters by the Parish Council with contributions from many other village groups and an open discussion when villagers are welcome to raise any points. Reception with wine/soft drinks and nibbles is at 7pm and the meeting starts at 7.30pm. Everyone is very welcome to come.

Road Closure at Cuddington Bridge
At long last, the bridge is to be repaired. Starting Tuesday May 1 for approximately 21 days the bridge will be closed to through traffic from 9.30am until 3.00pm and presumably open at the weekends.

Turn End House and Gardens Open Weekend - this Saturday April 28 and Sunday 29. Tucked away in Townside, Haddenham, HP17 8BG, this award winning house and delightful garden is open from 2pm to 5pm. Also on view in the garden will be sculptures, the work of 10 local sculptors and the studios of Artist in Residence Heather Hunter and award-winning photographer, Paul Wilkinson will be open. Admission is £15, free to children. Tickets available on the gate or from www.turnend.org.uk. Tea and home-made cakes available.

Knock Knock, written and performed by Niv Petel, will be at The Bernard Hall Cuddington on Saturday May 12 at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are £12 for adults and £6 for under 16s and can be bought at Cuddington Shop, online at www.cuddingtonvillage.com/arts or on the door subject to availability. This mono-drama tells the story of an Israeli single mother who works as a liaison officer in the army, informing families that their sons or daughters have been killed in battle. Based on real events. This was seen and enjoyed by Elaine English and Cuddington Youth Drama who saw the show at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe and who were determined to bring Niv Petel to Cuddington.

Church Services in Chearsley
  • Sunday April 29 at 10am Benefice Service in Long Crendon
Diary Dates:
  • Saturday April 28 11am to 1pm W. I. Cake stall on The Green
  • Saturday April 28 2pm Sunshine Club Spring Bazaar at The Bernard Hall, Cuddington
  • Saturday May 12 Grand Opening Ceremony of the Hall 6 to 7.30pm
  • Saturday May 12 Performance of Knock Knock at The Bernard Hall, Cuddington at 7.30pm
  • Monday May 14 Annual Village Meeting in the village hall at 7.00 for 7.30pm
  • Saturday June 30 Church Fund raising event
  • Saturday September 1 Chearsley Show in the hall
  • Sunday September 9 Chearsley Classic and Vintage Fun Day at the Cricket Field

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

The funeral of Renee Baker, who was born and lived in Chearsley, will be held on Tuesday 24th April at 3:30pm in the village church. Flowers and all who knew her welcome.