Thursday, 18 June 2009

Village News

with Margaret Morbey.

Recycling Tuesday 30th June
There will be a collection of bottles, baskets and bins on this day.

Special Birthday Congratulations
These go to Phil Morbey, who celebrated his birthday on Saturday, June 13th – the National Anthem and Red Arrows were specially arranged for him!

Help for Heroes Curry Night
A very hectic, but well organized Curry Night at Chearsley Tea Rooms took place on Friday May 28th, when more than 60 villagers over 3 sittings enjoyed Jay’s home-cooked curry and side dishes. It was a great deal of fun for all the diners and a total of £1,063 was raised for Help our Heroes. The meals, raffle and donations amounted to £899. Distinctive wristbands have been on sale in the shop over the past month and have raised £164. Jay would like to thank everyone who supported her first fund raising event,making it such a great success, and to those who donated raffle prizes and to her staff who volunteered their time. The Help for Heroes wristbands are still on sale for £2. each.

Bucks Open Studios
A reminder that Chearsley Tea Rooms is hosting artwork by Sanaya Robinson as part of this scheme until June 28th. The work on show is available for purchase.

Bees in Chearsley
A swarm of bees descended on Elmbrook Close, weekend of 13th June. Beekeeper, Brian Bush masterfully removed them. Should this happen again, Brian would be happy to take the bees to safety. His mobile is 07850 085767 or 01844 292195.

Mother and Baby and Toddler Group
This meets each Wednesday morning from 9.30 at the Cricket Club, Winchendon Road. Please contact Angela Gray on 202105 for more information

Scoop The Poop
Dog mess, particularly around the Cricket field, is a problem. Several posters are on display around the village advising dog owners of information packs on responsible dog ownership and poop-scoops available from AVDC and the fact that fines of up to £1,000 could be imposed for not clearing up dog mess.

Parish Council Meeting, Monday June 15th.
A few points arising at this meeting :

Stockwell : A suggestion of a suitable builder to carry out the work was put forward.

Winchendon Pot Hole : Again, it was reported that plans are in hand for this to be mended.

Closure of Chearsley to Long Crendon Road : This will be closed for up to 3 weeks sometime between 22nd June and 22nd September for carriageway patching, followed by surface dressing. More details will be available nearer the time of closure. The alternative route will be via Chilton Road.

Excessive HGV traffic on village roads : Ivinghoe Parish Council has asked Chearsley to participate in a data collection exercise, recording HCV and freight traffic movements on unsuitable rural roads. Forms for villagers to complete will be available from the shop.

Overgrown hedges : Graham King to be asked to cut back overgrown hedges near Church Piece, and The Rosary, Dark Lane.

Dog Waste Bins : These can be purchased for £225 each, plus vat and post. Emptying collections are £1.94 each time.

Village Gates : It was noted that these had been painted by the Local Authority.

Date of next meeting : This will be on 27th July in the village hall. No meeting during August.. Meeting on 14th September in the Cricket Pavilion