Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Carol Singing at The Bell

Refuse Collection now on Thursday 14th

Message to residents from AVDC:

Due to the forecast of extremely low temperatures overnight, we anticipate that icy and snow-blocked roads are likely to make our recycling and waste collections dangerous.

For this reason, we've reluctantly decided to cancel collections on Tuesday 12 December, and to make the following changes to our normal collection schedule: Tuesday’s collections will be collected on Wednesday
  • Wednesday’s collections will be collected on Thursday
  • Thursday’s collections will be collected on Friday
  • Friday’s collections will be collected on Saturday
It's very rare that we have to make changes like these but, in the current extreme weather conditions, public and staff safety must remain our priority.

Please note, there’s a possibility that should the weather get worse, there’s a chance we may have to revise these changes again but we are hopeful that we’ll be able to make the collections as detailed above.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Chearsley Cricket Club recently held its annual end of season Dinner and Dance at The Magnolia Park Golf and Country Club when over 100 members and supporters enjoyed an evening of good food, good wine and good camaraderie. This year, the Club were honoured by the attendance of former England captain, Mike Gatting, who regaled guests with some hilarious tales from “behind the scenes” of his long distinguished England career.
The evening incorporated the recognition by the Club of some major contributions made by many Chearsley Cricket Club stalwarts. Chairman, Ian Houseman awarded his Chairman’s cup to The Gray family of Angela and Andy who have both worked tirelessly for the Club in countless roles over many years. A special presentation was made to James Veness who is stepping down as 1st XI captain after 4 years. Happily, he will continue to play next season.
Awards were made to Andy Crichton Best Batsman; Ed Holland Best Bowler; Larry Warr Best Fielder; Charlie Parker Best All Round Player; James Veness Players’ Player and Jonathan Hirst Captain’s Cup. Presentations were also made to a number of unsung heroines, Clare Lazaruk, Angela Gray, Alicia Howard, Ellie Gadsby, Louisa Gadsby, Terry Gadsby, Lyndsey Terry, Sian Lewis and Kara White and to unsung heroes, Leigh Tomlinson, Fred Crawford, Dave Arnott, Andy Yorke and Martin Johnson. There was a special thank you to Angela and Clare who arranged the fantastic evening and to all who generously donated raffle and auction prizes which raised £1,500 to support future development of the Club. Next year’s Dinner and Dance will be held at the same venue on Saturday November 24.

Village Hall New Build
Alex Wall Morris, Treasurer of the Village Hall Committee, writes that whilst a fabulous amount of money of over £570,000 has been raised, this will all be spent on the actual build and funds will still be needed to provide the hall with blinds, curtains, new tables and chairs, art on the walls, and new kitchen equipment to make the hall “all singing and dancing” ready to be rented out and something that we can be proud of. The Village Hall Committee would be very grateful if you could take 5 minutes to go onto our donation website www.make-a-donation.org and donate to this wonderful project.
Any amount, large or small, would be gratefully received and if you are a UK tax payer we can also reclaim the gift aid, which will add an additional 25%. There will be a piece of art on show in the new hall, in the shape of a tree where all names of those who have donated will be attached as leaves (unless you request not to be included), thus making everyone a part of the new village hall and a valuable thanks and reminder to all those who have helped with this project. As a committee, we cannot thank you enough if you have already donated and we offer a big thank you to all those who can now donate.

Mary Scholefield
I have heard from Mary’s son, John, that Mary has recently suffered a major stroke, being partially paralysed and now recovering very slowly in Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. Many villagers will remember Mary who lived in Chilton Road for the many ways in which she contributed, in her quiet, loving and steadfast way, to Chearsley life, particularly in the Church. She had moved to Cambridge after the death of her husband, Jock. I am sure we shall all be praying for Mary to continue to improve to a full recovery.

Christmas Bingo at The Bell will be on Tuesday December 5. Eyes Down at 8.45pm for good cash prizes and the chance to win a raffle prize drawn during the interval. The evening is bound to be really busy, so it’s a good idea to get there early and make an evening of it by enjoying a meal at a special price for Bingo players. Don’t forget to wear a bit of Christmas sparkle to add to the fun of the evening.

Switching on the Lights Friday December 8 at 6.45pm
Everyone is invited to come along for the official lighting up of the tree on The Green and to sing some carols in support of DEBRA and Cystic Fibrosis, charities providing funding for research into chronic conditions which affect the lives of 2 of our young people in Chearsley. There will be mince pies and mulled wine. Wrap up warmly and bring a torch.

Christmas Lunch at The Bell takes place on Wednesday December 13 at 12.30pm and welcomes anyone in the village who would like to come and enjoy a 2 course Christmas lunch with the regular club diners. Please contact me, Margaret on 208913 for more details, or see Sharon in The Bell.

My Fair Lady at The Mill Theatre at Sonning
Their Christmas production with Eric Carte, ex-Chearsley resident of Byeways, is now in full swing until January 27. Tickets are selling fast, so if you want to see Eric as you have never seen him before as Colonel Pickering, book now by phoning the Box office on 0118 969 8000 or by booking online at www.millatsonning.com.

Advent Calendar at Nether Winchendon Sunday December 3
There will be a giant advent calendar at Nether Winchendon church this Sunday. What will be behind each door? A giant ball pit?
Come and find out! Family fun for everyone from 2.30 to 4pm.

Sunshine Club Christmas Bring and Buy
This will be held on Monday December 4 at 2pm at Tyringham House, Cuddington. Everyone is welcome to come to find Christmas gifts and bargains, a super raffle and refreshments, all in aid of the Sunshine Club Christmas Party for members of the fortnightly social club who live in Chearsley, Cuddington and Nether Winchendon.

Florence Nightingale Hospice Tree of Light
For another year, everyone is invited to sponsor a light to honour someone special and as a way of supporting the Hospice. The first Tree of Lights events will take place at the headquarters of the Hospice at Walton Lodge, Walton Street, Aylesbury on Sunday December 3 at 5pm. There will be the second event at the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Buckingham on December 9 at 4pm. Please call 01296 429975 for a form or go online at www.fnhospice.org.uk/tree-of-light-2017.

Church Services at St Nicholas:
  • Sunday December 3 at 10am St Nicholas Patronal Festival at Nether Winchendon
  • Sunday December 10 at 4pm Lessons & Carols
  • Sunday December 17 at 9am Holy Communion and Christingle at 4pm
  • Christmas Eve at 3.30pm Crib Service and Midnight Holy Communion at 11pm
  • Christmas Day at 10am Christmas Praise

Diary Dates:
  • Christmas Meals at The Bell until Saturday December 23. Please book with Sharon on 208077
  • Eric Carte in My Fair Lady at The Mill, Sonning from now until January 27
  • Monday December 4 at 2pm Sunshine Club Christmas Bring and Buy at Tyringham Hall, Nether Winchendon
  • Tuesday December 5 Christmas Bingo at The Bell
  • Friday December 8 Switch on of Chearsley Christmas Tree Lights at 6.45pm by The Bell.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Chearsley Village Hall

from Alexandra Wall Morris - Treasurer:

Dear Friends and Residents of Chearsley Old and New,

As you will have seen or no doubt heard, the new Chearsley Village Hall is well under way and we are nearly half way through the actual build.

Whilst we have raised a fabulous amount of money (over £570,000), this will all be spent on the actual build and we still need to raise valuable funds to provide the hall with blinds and curtains, new tables and chairs, art on the walls, as well as some new kitchen equipment, so we are an “all singing and dancing” village hall ready to be rented out and something that we can be proud of.

The Village Hall Committee would be very grateful if you could take five minutes to go onto our donation website at www.make-a-donation.org, and donate to this wonderful project.

Any amount large or small would be gratefully received and if you are a UK tax payer we can also reclaim the gift aid, which will add an additional 25%.

We will have a piece of art in the shape of a tree, where all names of those who have donated will be attached as leaves,(unless you request not to be) so you will be a part of the new Village Hall and a valuable thanks and reminder to all those who have helped with this project.

As a Committee, we cannot thank you enough if you have already donated and a big thank you to all those who now donate some money.

Kindest Regards and many thanks


Monday, 13 November 2017

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Village Hall New Build update
The timber frame was delivered safely in October and is being assembled by The Timber Frame Company overseen by the builders, Furlong and Higgs. Now almost halfway through the build, the roof is going up and there should be a watertight new building by the end of November. The Village Hall Management Committee met recently to discuss bookings rates, a new electronic booking system and plans for a competition to name the 2 new rooms in the hall. Details will be available shortly.

Village Hall AGM

This will be held on Monday November 13 at 7.30pm in the Cricket Club Pavilion.


Another Christmas Food and Craft Fair will be held in the Cricket Pavilion on Saturday November 18 from 10.30 until 1pm when jars of home-made mincemeat, marmalade, and a vast array of other seasonal food and crafts will be on sale. Come for coffee and a chat and the chance to buy a unique Christmas present. If you are able to donate, please contact Joy Payne on 01844 208513 or Anne Pratt on 01844 2016ll. All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the church.

Christmas Garland Workshop
Joy will be demonstrating her skills as a florist on Saturday November 25 from 10am to 12pm at the Church when she will show you how to create your own Christmas garland. Joy will provide all the necessary materials, including greenery and decorations. You just need to bring some secateurs. The price is £25 for Church funds, which includes refreshments, fun, lots of help and ceaseless encouragement from Joy and an attractive, original garland to hang on the front door. Please phone Joy on 01844 208513 to book your place.

Toy Service at St Nicholas Church - November 26 at 10am when children are invited to bring a toy (unwrapped) which they would like to go to a child less fortunate than them. This is part of the local radio Mix 96 appeal when gifts are given to children in homes and hospitals in the Aylesbury Vale area.

Christmas in Chearsley
Details of all Church services and events in the lead up to Christmas including the delightful and popular Christingle are already available on the Church website. St Nicholas Church now has a facebook page telling everyone what is happening in our three churches of Chearsley, Long Crendon and Nether Winchendon and can be found at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1740578716243651.
If this is your first Christmas in Chearsley, be prepared to be busy as a lot goes on. There will be carol singing round the village on two evenings when everyone is welcome to come. The house to house collection supports Chearsley’s two regular Christmas charities of Debra and Cystic Fibrosis.There will also be a ceremony of the lighting of the Christmas tree on the Green, with refreshments and carol singing.
More details of these and Christmas opening hours of The Bell and the Shop will be available nearer the time.

Christmas at The Bell
Always an important part of Chearsley life, Christmas meals will be available from Monday December 4 to Saturday December 23. There is a choice of starter of smoked salmon terrine, roast beetroot soup or camembert and mushroom soufflĂ©; the main meal of roast turkey, Beef Wellington (£2 extra), oven baked monkfish in parma ham or Cranberry, walnut and goats cheese tartlet and deserts of Christmas pudding, chocolate orange rum tarte ,fruit trifle or cheese and biscuits. 2 courses cost £20.95 and 3 courses £23.95. Please book with a deposit of £5 per person in plenty of time, as Sharon already has tables reserved. Phone her on 01844 208077.
Details of other Christmas events at The Bell, such as a Christmas jumper competition will be available soon. Christmas Bingo will be on Tuesday December 5 – bound to be a noisy, raucous evening.

Chef needed - Sharon needs help in the kitchen at this particularly busy time and is looking for a chef/cook to help her and Ellie. Please contact her on 01844 208077 if you can help or know someone who would fit the bill.

Brown Bins - A reminder that the brown bins will be emptied for the last time this year on Monday November 20 and then not again until January 29 2018.

Sunshine Club Matinee Cinema
Gigi will be shown at The Bernard Hall, Cuddington on Monday November 20. This 1958 musical romance starring Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier and Louis Jourdan was filmed in Paris and won several Oscars, including Best Picture and includes familiar songs such as “Thank Heaven for Little Girls”, “I’m Glad I’m not Young Anymore” and “I Remember it well”. Come and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in front of a big screen, in comfortable upholstered seats with tea and cake during the interval. Tickets cost £5 (£4 concessions). Doors open at 1pm for 1.30pm start. Tickets can be booked from Liz on 01844 299150 and may be available on the door.

Florence Nightingale Festive Fun Run in Thame - Sunday December 3
Thame & District Lions Club will once again fill the streets of Thame at the Fun Run, with Father Christmases in aid of Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity. Participants are invited to wear anything Christmas related from Santa suits to Christmas jumpers and bring all the family to run, jog, walk, scoot or push a buggy or wheelchair round this easy 3 km route through Thame Town Centre. Family entry is £30 or £10 per adult, £7.50 per child under 16 and free for children under 2. For an extra £1 donation, entrants will be entered into a prize draw to win a VIP Panto Meet and Greet Experience for 4 people to meet the celebrity cast of Snow White at Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre. The deadline to register online is November 30 at 12pm or you can enter on the day. For more information visit www.fnhospice.org.uk/festive-fun-run.

Church Services at St Nicholas:
  • Sunday November 19 Holy Communion at 9am
  • Sunday November 26 Toy Service at 10am
Diary Dates:
  • Monday November 13 Village Hall Management Committee AGM at 7.30pm in The Cricket Club pavilion
  • Saturday November 18 Elevensies 10.30 until 1.00pm at The Cricket club pavilion
  • Monday November 20 Sunshine Club Matinee Cinema at The Bernard Hall 1.30pm showing Gigi
  • Monday November 20 Parish Council meeting 7.30pm at The Cricket Club pavilion
  • Saturday November 25 Christmas Garland Workshop in the Church 10 until 12pm