Friday, 16 January 2009

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Chearsley Cricket Club Quiz Night
The Cricket Club are hoping to raise much needed funds by holding a Quiz in the Village Hall on Saturday 24th January at 7.30pm for a prompt 8pm start. Do come and have fun. Tickets are £5 per person. Come in a team of 8 (maximum number), or come on your own. Bring your own food and drinks. There will be a raffle, and donations of prizes for this will be gratefully received. Telephone James Veness on 07732 438568 or on 01844 292209 to book a table or for more information.

Mobile Library
This next calls at The Bell Car Park on Monday, February 2nd from 1.10pm to 1.35pm

Parish Council Meeting
A few matters arising from the latest meeting held at the Village Hall on Monday 12th January.

An additional grant of £8,000 has been received by our Parish council towards kerbing to maintain and restore the verges and banks in Chearsley.

Stockwell Project
A cheque for £500 has been received from Councillor Edmonds towards this. The availability of another grant for this project will be looked into and another quote obtained for the necessary work, after which, under Perry Smith’s supervision, work could start.

Painting of the village gates
These are looking very shabby and the Highways dept is to be approached about repainting.

Christmas Tree on The Green
Leif Hytten and Sonia Timberlake are to investigate having a Christmas Tree and Christmas celebrations on The Green next Christmas.

Parking on land in School Lane and Dark Lane
Clare Clark was asked to reply to a letter about the Council’s decision not to back this scheme, setting out all the appropriate correspondence and minutes.

Planning application at Dieudonne, Dark Lane
A site meeting to discuss this application was arranged. It was agreed that emphasis should be placed on the importance of reinstating any damage to the banks and kerbs if the building work goes ahead.

The Green
Quotes for new benches on The Green had been obtained, but no replies had been received regarding making good the path. It was suggested that a Grant could be obtained towards this.

It was made clear that, in view of the present economic difficulties, Chearsley Parish Council had agreed to decrease the precept by £500, unlike neighbouring villages.

Litter Pick and Task Force
It was agreed to arrange a Litter Pick for February and enlist a team of volunteers to tidy up footpaths and untidy hedges in the village

Next Meeting
This was arranged for Monday 9th February at 7.30 in the Village Hall.