Monday, 2 June 2008

Village News

from Margaret Morbey

Chearsley Country Fair - Saturday, June 28th
A fundraising evening for this year’s fair has been organized for Wednesday, 11th June at Chearsley Village Hall. This is a ladies and children’s fashion show and clothes sale, starting at 7.30p.m. Tickets, to include a glass of wine to help the occasion along, cost £4.00 in advance or £5.00 at the door. Tickets are available from The Bell or from Claire on 208087.

Children’s Scarecrow competition
All children in Chearsley are invited to design and make up a scarecrow, in any shape or size, preferably attached to a pole so they can be displayed on the village green. Judging will take place on the Green on Sunday 22nd of June at 12p.m ( I will gladly buy one to keep the pigeons away from my veg. Patch!)

Vertical circumnavigation of the earth
Adrian Flanagan, whose ex-wife, Louise lives in the village and has been managing the shore side of this adventure, has now completed this magnificent and at times dangerous single-handed trip vertically round the world after starting 2 and half years ago. He sailed into Southampton on Wednesday 21st in Barrabas, his 40ft stainless steel yacht, being the first person to achieve such a difficult trip. Glad now to be home, he is writing a book “Over the Top” about his experiences to be published on 9th October. Congratulations to Adrian.

Chuf – 40 years on
The playgroup held in Chearsley Village Hall each day is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and is inviting all past staff, helpers, parents, committee members to a Dinner Dance at The Oxfordshire on June 20th. Tickets cost £40 each. The present committee are gathering together photos and mementos of the last 40 years to produce a display at the Dinner Dance and would welcome any contributions from past Chuf people. If you can help or would like to attend the Dinner Dance, phone Karen on 01844 299321.

Chuf – Ofsted Report
Chuf are delighted and proud to have been deemed “outstanding” by a recent Ofsted Report. Congratulations for all the hard work put in by the Committee, staff and children.

Pauline Parkes will be leading a group from Chearsley W.I. at the Annual Meeting in Liverpool on June 4th when the resolution put forward by them will be debated. Their resolution is that the EU should ban trawling of the bottom of the sea which causes catastrophic loss of marine life. This is a very exciting achievement for them an we wish them good luck in the speeches they have to make and look forward to hearing that their resolution has been carried for submission to the Government.

Youth Club
This next meets on Friday 6th June at Chearsley Village Hall from 6.30 to 8.00 Everyone from the ages of 8 to 14 is welcome. Contact Gillie Travers on 202469 for more details.

Chearsley Show
A date for your diary – Saturday, September 6th, when you have a chance to show off the fruits of your year’s labours in the garden. There are categories for flowers, vegetables, flower arrangements, cake, shortbread and scone making, jam making, art and craft and children’s classes. You should have received a timetable and entry form through your door. Please support this annual village event, either by exhibiting or attending on the day. It’s all fairly low key and good fun.