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 or email

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


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

Saturday, 30 June 2018

No Steam on Sunday

I am reliably informed that the steam engine scheduled to pass by Chearsley tomorrow morning will be replaced by a diesel. Apparently this is due to the hot and dry conditions.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

World Cup at Chearsley Cricket Club
The Club bar will be open from 6.30pm in readiness for the kick off at 7.00pm. this Thursday June 28 when England play Belgium. Everyone is welcome to come and watch. As England are already through to the next round, this match will be shown at the Club scheduled either for Monday 2nd or Tuesday 3rd at 7.00pm.

Steam Train through Chearsley this Sunday July 1st 2018
I have very reliable information that there will be a Steam Train scheduled to be pulled by Union of South Africa leaving London Paddington at 11.15am on its journey to Stratford-Upon-Avon travelling therefore along the Chiltern line. If you would like to watch it, the advice is that it is due to be in Princes Risborough at 12.30pm and therefore passing through Haddenham at about 12.35pm. But, the advice is to allow plenty of time for it to be a bit early or possibly late. On the return, if timings go to plan, and they often don’t, the train should be coming through Haddenham at 20.20pm. As you might have guessed, a couple of Chearsley villagers will be on board, possibly waving hankies or a beer glass out of the window as they pass through Chearsley.

Chearsley Challengers
Sharon is such a busy lady. A family to look after as well as being a great Landlady of The Bell offering great pub food and good beer and always cheerfully and helpfully serving and cooking for her customers (and some of the local customers can be quite a handful!). Not content with all of that, she and some friends from the Bell are taking part in a 50 kilometre Cotswold Way Challenge raising money for Parkinsons UK. This is on Saturday June 30, starting at 9am from Wotton –Under-Edge walking 50k to Cheltenham probably ending about midnight. You can guarantee she will be back behind the bar and in the kitchen on Sunday. How does she do it? A wonderful lady.
She is walking with Nicky, Terry, Furry (or Christopher as mentioned in a plug for the walk by Steve Fox on Red Kite Radio on Saturday afternoon),and Brian (Sharon’s Dad). All are to be congratulated for taking part in this Challenge. Good luck to them. Donations in aid of Parkinsons UK would be much appreciated and you can do this by going to

Church Services in Chearsley:
  • Sunday July 1st Family Communion at 10am
Diary Dates:
  • Saturday June 30 Whitchurch Morris Dancers at The Bell at 2.30pm
  • Saturday June 30 Cream Teas and Teddy Bears in the church at 2.30 to 5pm
  • Saturday September 1 Chearsley Show in the hall
  • Sunday September 2 Marquee event for the Church
  • Saturday September 8 Chearsley Village Celebration Day
  • Sunday September 9 Chearsley Classic and Vintage Fun Day at the Cricket Field

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Planning Application at 2-4 Winchendon Road
Approval has now been granted for the removal of existing dwellings and residential redevelopment to create 5 x 2 bed dwellings; 1 x 3 bed dwelling and 1 x 4 bed dwelling and revised access.

Bus Survey 
Bucks County Council are seeking responses to their survey on council-supported rural buses. It is a fairly simple survey as to how often and when and what time of day you travel on the bus and for what reason. The survey can be found on their website There are also paper versions available. The bus through our village to Aylesbury and Thame is of vital importance to a few people in the village who are unable to drive and I think a strong response to this survey is vital to show that it is needed in our village. The service needs ongoing financial support from the County Council and it is not difficult to see that possibly reducing the service we have would be a way of saving money. I have some paper copies, so please let me know if you would like one. The closing date for the survey is July 20th. All comments will be reviewed this Summer and a consultation will be carried out later in 2018 on any proposed changes.

Morris Dancing at The Bell
Come and Watch The Whitchurch Morris Men at The Bell on Saturday June 30 at 2.30pm.

Cream Teas and Teddy Bears
Fun for all the family takes place on Saturday June 30 from 2.30pm to 5pm in St Nicholas Churchyard, Chearsley. Bring along a teddy and watch him parachute from the church tower. Prizes for the Best Dressed and best Loved Teddies. Cakes for sale, Special Tea hamper raffle, Bring and buy stall, plants and cakes for sale.

Scarecrows in Chearsley
For the first time and to celebrate the first Village Show in the new hall, there will be a Scarecrow Parade on Saturday September 1st in the village hall. You might have already followed the Scarecrow trail in Haddenham which ends on Sunday and have a few ideas of a scarecrow you and your family could make. This is a great idea to join in with the Show if growing plants or vegetables is not what you like to do. There are also opportunities to show off skills in baking, flower arranging, painting,craftwork, photography and many categories for children. Another wonderful village day, not to be missed, coming in September.

Plastic bags in food recycling caddies.
Did you know that Bucks County Council are now able to accept plastic bags for food waste as well as newspaper and compostable liners. Acceptable bags are supermarket plastic bags, bags bought on a roll, eg pedal bin liners, thin plastic fridge and freezer storage bags and bread and salad bags. The bags are all separated from the food when it is delivered to the anaerobic digestion plant and the food waste is then processed, creating renewable electricity and at the end of the process, the digested food waste gets spread to land as a nutrition-rich fertiliser.

Church Services in Chearsley:
  • Sunday June 24 Chearsley Praise at 10am which this month includes a baptism
  • Sunday July 1st Family Communion at 10am

Diary Dates:
  • Saturday June 23 Florence Nightingale Hospice Midnight Walk. Phone 01296 429975
  • Saturday June 30 Cream Teas and Teddy Bears in the church at 2.30 to 5pm
  • Saturday September 1 Chearsley Show in the hall
  • Sunday September 2 Marquee event for the Church
  • Saturday September 8 Chearsley Village Celebration Day
  • Sunday September 9 Chearsley Classic and Vintage Fun Day at the Cricket Field

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Friday, 25 May 2018


The Parish Council is pleased to advise us that the Defibrillator is now installed in its cabinet and is available for us.

Please note the following important advice from the Ambulance Service :
  1. The FIRST priority if you think you need the Defibrillator is to keep calm and dial 999 to call an ambulance.
  2. The SECOND priority is to commence cardiac massage (CPR) – i.e. pumping on the victim’s chest to keep blood circulating. If you don’t know how to do this, seek advice (now) or attend a first aid course.
  3. If there is a second person on the scene, they can get the defibrillator. You must not stop CPR.
  4. The Defibrillator will tell you what to do. Don’t be scared of using it: You cannot cause further pain or damage using a Defibrillator. It will not work if it can sense a pulse in the body.
Getting The Defibrillator
The Defibrillator is housed in a green and yellow cabinet located on the side wall of The Bell, in the entrance to the car park.
The code to open the door is C159X. We suggest you keep this code handy, but the Ambulance Service also knows it and will give you it when you call them. You will need to quote the Postcode which is printed on the cabinet door.
The Defibrillator is in the orange case in the cabinet. Open the cabinet door, take out the orange case and take it to where the casualty is located.

Using the Defibrillator
Instructions for getting started are printed on the orange case. Once you switch it on, there are clear voice prompts that you should follow.
It is battery powered so needs no connections to mains electricity.
It is automatic. It goes through a cycle of monitoring the victim’s heart rate and pattern and will only administer a shock if it is needed.

Getting familiar with it
It is acceptable for you to have a practice any time at opening the cabinet door to familiarise yourself with how to access the unit. Please make sure the door is fully closed before you leave – it needs a hard push to close it. If it won’t latch, try pressing the “C” button on the keypad.
Most important, please do not remove the unit from the cabinet and take it away unless you need it. That may be just the time someone else has an emergency.

Now that it is in use and the Village Hall is available, we will be arranging further training courses on how to use the unit.

We have a team of volunteers who are looking after the unit. If you think at any time there is a problem with it, or it needs attention, please email the team at One of the team will respond.

There is a very useful “Save a Life” app available for both IOS and Android. It locates your nearest defib unit, you can ring 999 from it and it also contains instructions on what to do re CPR and using the defib etc. It has a lot of Q & A too. Ideal to get you ahead of the training that will be appearing soon.