Saturday, 19 January 2008

19th January 2008

Village News from Margaret Morbey

The Bell Charity Bottle
Saturday Evening on February 16th at The Bell is the place to be to find out much has been collected over the past year in the Charity Bottle. You may remember that in December 2006, the charity bottle was stolen off the bar. Since then, the replacement bottle has been getting fuller, and Ollie and Sharon are delighted to have been able to arrange for local celebrity, Mark Webber, who is a Formula 1 driver for Red Bull Racing to be there on the night at 7.15 to oversee the proceedings. He is generously providing signed merchandise which will be auctioned on the night to augment the collection. The bottle opening is being covered by The Bucks Herald and local TV. There will be a buffet and competitions in order to raise as much money as possible for the Special Care Baby Unit at Stoke Mandeville hospital. Come along for a very worthwhile village occasion.

Parish Council Meeting
A few matters arising from the Parish Council Meeting on Monday 14th:
Although nothing tangible had developed, Nic Brown reported that it was very much in his and a lot of people’s minds and the subject of many discussions and still much wanted and needed in Chearsley. The Enforcement Officer from Aylesbury Vale has been asked to visit the premises again, to ensure that the shop part is not being used as part of the domestic facilities, as change of use has not been applied for.
Planning Applications:
Bungalow in Crendon Road: This application has been withdrawn and it is understood a new one will be submitted.Willow Gate: An application for a double garage has been made and a site meeting will be held by the Council together with any neighbours affected by the proposed development.
Clay Pigeon Shoot, College Farm, Long Crendon:
Concerns over the noise created by the Shooting have been raised by a resident in Chearsley, and it was decided to write a letter to Long Crendon Parish Council to this effect.
An application for further kerbing in Chearsley has to be resubmitted.
Closure of Shupps Lane
It was reported that the Council had been informed that due to electrical works in Shupps Lane, this road would be closed for up to 3 weeks from 4th February. Concerns were raised that the works should not continue after this date and to ask Bucks Highways to supervise.
Demolition of trees in Church Lane.
The reasoning behind the cutting down of many various trees in the hedgerow was not known and Nic Brown agreed to approach Mike Heybrook, as owner of the field to find out more.
Inconsiderate Parking
A letter concerning this had been received, particularly in Watts Green and the point made that the roads should not be blocked to prevent emergency vehicles access, and to ask that this subject be mentioned in the next Newsletter.
The feedback on the Christmas newsletter had been very favourable and it was decided to publish one every two months.
There was a proposal that speed bumps could be installed. However, speed bumps would need street lighting. It was agreed that the issue of speeding would be on the agenda at the AGM and could then be fully discussed.
It was reported that the area by the Church was again being used by drug users, possibly from Long Crendon. The Community Support Officer, who is regularly in Chearsley, was aware.

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Monday 11th February at 7:30pm.

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

9th January 2008

Village News from Margaret Morbey

Ron Caton
Those of you who knew Ron and Margaret Caton when they lived in The Rosary, Dark Lane quite a few years ago, will be sad to learn that Ron died of pancreatic cancer in July. They went to live in Spain where Margaret still lives and where she plans to remain, possibly moving from their charming but fairly remote villa, into the nearby town where her Church, shops and friends are.

Short Mat Bowls
New members are always welcome on Friday nights (except the first of the month) at the Village Hall at 7 p.m. Come along and have a go.

Mobile Library
This is next due at The Bell Car park on Monday January 21st from 10.35 until 11.05

Parish Council Meeting
The next Parish Council Meeting will be held in the village hall on Monday 14th at 7.30p.m. Do come along.

Thursday, 3 January 2008

3rd January 2008

Village News from Margaret Morbey

Please, all of you, let me have your news – special birthdays, celebrations, details of forthcoming coffee mornings, outings etc. I need to have them on the Wednesday before the Bucks Herald is for sale. You can phone or email me. Please don’t hesitate to use this column as a means of communication to everyone in Chearsley and beyond!

Christmas Carols
Carol Singing round the Village raised £260 each for Cystic Fibrosis and Debra.

The Bell
During January and February, Monday to Thursday, The Bell are offering 2 main courses for £10.00. Call in and pick up a leaflet for more information. Come and enjoy your meal in front of a log fire and catch up on village news.

Three Men in Another Boat
If you enjoyed watching this entertaining programme this past week, you may not have realized that its Executive Producer, Gillie Hall, (Gillie Travers) lives in Chearsley. Congratulations, Gillie. Maybe another series could be made using our many experienced Chearsley sailors!

Sadder Note
Two people from Chearsley are currently in hospital. John Miles has been in the Intensive Care Unit at Stoke Mandeville since just before Christmas and Beryl Wright had a serious fall during Christmas. John and Beryl and families - we are thinking of you.