Thursday, 6 December 2007

6th December 2007

Village News from Margaret Morbey

Barry Payne
I am so sorry to report that Barry died on Saturday December 1st in Florence Nightingale Hospice. Condolences go to Joy and David and their relatives. His cremation will take place on Thursday December 13th at 2.45 at Amersham.

Carol Singing Round the Village
We are all invited to come and sing our hearts out on Monday 17th and Wednesday 19th. Meet at the bus stop at 6.30p.m. All proceeds will be divided between DEBRA and Cystic Fibrosis.

Church Decorating
All help, including donations of flowers and foliage is welcome on Saturday 22nd December at 10a.m. in Chearsley Church.

Thursday, 29 November 2007

29th November 2007

Village News from Margaret Morbey
Chearsley W.I.
Chearsley W.I. have recently planted a liquid amber tree on the Village Green as part of its Jubilee celebrations held last year.
They are also pleased to learn that their resolution calling for a ban on trawling the ocean beds has been short listed for selection for debate at the National Federation’s annual meeting at the Royal Albert Hall next year.
Children’s Society Christingle Service
This charming service will be held in St. Nicholas on Sunday 9th December at 6p.m.
Have your Say – Together we can make a Safer Community
Thames Valley Police, AVDC and Bucks County Council invite us all to Haddenham Library on Saturday 15th December from 10.30 to 12.30. They would like our help to find out how we want our village to be made a better place in which to live.
New Year’s Eve at The Bell
If you don’t want to drive home after celebrating New Year or try to book a taxi, The Bell is the place to be for New Year. For £10, the pub is providing live music, a disco, buffet food, and champagne. Starting at 7.00p.m. till late.

Friday, 16 November 2007

16th November 2007

Village News from Margaret Morbey

Mobile Library

Monday November 26th is the next time the Mobile Library visits Chearsley in The Bell car park. The van arrives at 10.35 and leaves at 11.05. We are lucky to have a visit, albeit for a short time every other Monday, so please support it if you can.

Christmas at The Bell
The Bell has a Christmas Menu priced at £19.95 per person – a traditional Roast Turkey with all the trimmings, Christmas pudding etc. Give them a visit or phone them on 208077 and pick up a menu and make your reservations as soon as possible. The Christmas meals start on December 3rd. Why not get together with your friends or neighbours and make a good start to Christmas?

Parish Council Meeting held on Monday 12th November
A few matters arising from this meeting :
The Shop : Although nothing tangible has happened concerning the future of the shop, there is still great interest and concern over what is or is not happening. Nic Brown, as the main person involved in doing the best for the village regarding the shop, has it very much in mind.
Plans are still being arranged regarding the redevelopment of the pond area and a volunteer band is being assembled. Anyone interested, please contact Clare Clark of the Parish Council.
Sunday Collections
It was noted that there are no longer Sunday Collections from the pillar box.
Chuf 40th anniversary
It was reported that Chuf had requested to erect a marquee on the Jubilee playing fields as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations. This was agreed with certain health and safety issues.
Tug of War
Arrangements for the revival of this competition against Cuddington are coming along, probably to take place across the river at Cuddington Mill. Male, female and mixed youth teams are planned. If you are interested in helping or pulling, contact Sonia Timberlake.
A418 junction
This difficult and dangerous junction was discussed. A joint request with Cuddington to AVDC to consider altering the road layout to be similar to that at the Dinton turn was agreed. David Smith also agreed to ask them for a review.
Highways Engineer
The general state and appearance of the roads and verges in Chearsley was discussed, and it was agreed that the Highways engineer should be invited to visit to view the roads, with regard to potholes, blocked drains, verges, the state of the path across the Green etc.
Quarterly Newsletter from the Parish Council
It was agreed that a regular newsletter would be a good way in which to keep the village informed and interested in events and matters of concern in Chearsley, and to include contributions from all village societies and clubs.
The date of the next meeting was arranged from Monday 10th December in the village hall at 7.30p.m.

Thursday, 11 October 2007

11th October 2007

Village News from Margaret Morbey

Chearsley Cricket Club Dinner and Dance
This most prestigious event of the season takes place on Friday October 26th at Notley Tythe Barn. Get your tickets from The Bell or ring Adam Lazaruk 07865093154 for more details.

The Bell 70s Fancy Dress and Disco Nite
Come on everyone – get your mini skirts and kipper ties out of the back of the cupboard for an airing and come along to The Bell’s 70s Fancy Dress and Disco Nite on Saturday 10th November from 7.00p.m. till late. There will be a disco, refreshments and a raffle. Prizes for the best dressed and the best dancer. See Sharon or Ollie or bar staff for any more details.

Short Mat Bowls
This takes place in the village hall every Friday except the first of the month. Please check the time with Keith or Beryl Wright on 208607 and to find out more details

Recycling Baskets
Tuesday 23rd October is the next triple whammy for the bins, baskets and bottles. Miss this date for the glass and you have to wait another month.

Thursday, 20 September 2007

20th September 2007

Village News from Margaret Morbey

Chearsley Village Trust

The deadline for applications for a grant from the Village Trust is Sunday 30th September. Any village society, organization or individual can apply in writing for a grant.

Applications must be made in writing to;
Val Davies, Clerk to the Trustees, Minster, Dark Lane, Chearsley HP18 0DA
giving details about your project, who will benefit from it, etc.

London to Paris Bike Ride
A final figure of £13,000 in aid of Multiple Sclerosis has been raised by Andy, Rona, Duncan and Simon.
Well done to them all for a magnificent achievement!

Mobile Library.
This will be in The Bell Car Park on Monday 1st October from 10.35 a.m. to 11.05a.m.

Free Young People’s Event.
If you are aged between 11 and 19, go to school or live in Bucks, and would like to have a say on what is important to you, come along to this event on October 23rd. You will have an opportunity to take part in creative workshops, like Grafitti or Drama, fun activities like climbing and mountain biking, all for free.

Contact or ring 01296 382462 for more information.

Moving away.
Our best wishes go to Seamus Bestic, Chairman of the Parish Council for many years, who is moving to Princes Risborough.

Kerbing in Watts Green.
This has now happened and should prevent any further erosion of the banks and verges on these roads.