Friday, 13 June 2008

Village News

from Margaret Morbey

Chearsley Shop – Grand Opening – Saturday June 21st
Do come along on Saturday June 21st to view your re-vamped village shop and to meet Janine Rees, who has spent the last few months busily planning and organising for this day. Come and see how things have changed, browse the shelves of the shop, have a glass of wine and piece of quiche or cream tea in the tea rooms “on the house” and meet up with neighbours old and new again.
The Grand Opening will be at 12 noon and the shop will be open for business until 4p.m. The shop will be open on the Sunday from 8 – 1p.m. and thereafter in the week from 7.00a.m. to 7.00p.m.
The tea rooms will be open for business shortly.

Chearsley W.I.
Chearsley W.I. has been very busy lately preparing their resolution for the W.I. AGM. On Tuesday, June 5th, five members travelled to Liverpool, where their President, Pauline Parkes, spoke, most professionally, in presenting their resolution, which called for a ban on the fishing practice known as “bottom trawling”, where it causes catastrophic loss of marine life.
Although it was defeated by 184 votes, the W.I. feel that their aim of raising awareness about the future of worldwide fish stocks and the need to show responsibility for them has been achieved.

Eric Carte at The Mill at Sonning Wednesday, July 9th
It is hoped to arrange a coach trip to the Dinner Theatre Mill at Sonning on Wednesday July 9th, leaving Chearsley at 5.30. Eric is appearing in the comedy, Love’s a Luxury from 25th June to 2nd August.
Tickets, to include the coach fare and dinner before the play will cost about £45.00 each.
Please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to come. I need to know by June 21st.

Ruby Wedding anniversary
Congratulations to Ann and Malcolm Wakeling of Lammas Lane on 40 years of marriage this month.

Garage Sale – Sunday June 29th
Louise Flanagan invites us all to her garage sale at Pear Tree Lodge, Dark Lane, where she will have books, DVDs, videos, CDs, toys, TVs, computer, glass, china, plants, furniture, garden bits for sale.
She is also inviting offers for a solid wood climbing frame which cost new £1,200 2 years ago. Get in touch with Louise at

Mobile Library
This is next in The Bell car park on June 23rd from 10.35 to 11.05am