Thursday, 19 November 2009

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

News from Dubai
Chearsley family, Alex (one of the Chearsley Calendar Girls) and Malcolm Wall-Morris, who are currently living in Dubai, are the proud parents of a daughter, Isabella born on 9th November, a sister for Thomas and James. Congratulations to them!

Chearsley Cricket Club
A very successful and enjoyable annual dinner was held at the Spread Eagle on Friday 6th November, attended by over 100 cricketers, guests and friends. More than £1,900 was raised during the evening which will go towards pavilion improvements. Special thanks go to James Veness and Alex Brown who were the main organisers of the event.

Long Crendon Day Centre
Volunteers are needed to help with driving members to the Centre or helping serve meals, washing up, organising games and chatting to the members. Several Chearsley residents have benefited over a number of years, from the services the Day Centre provides. Please contact Andrea Camden on 01844 208508 if you feel you could help.

Chearsley Parish Council
A meeting was held on Monday 16th November in the Village Hall under the chairmanship of Nic Brown, with several members of the public present.

A suggestion that the traffic could be halted during the Remembrance Day service at the War Memorial was put forward and it was agreed to enquire of Dave Smith of Long Crendon what measures they took.

Stockwell had now had some clearing work carried out by Aylesbury Vale volunteers and several Chearsley men, achieving a good result, with the plan to continue further in this area next year aiming to expose the stream and to let the habitat improve. Sonia Timberlake was thanked for organizing this and re-installing the pump.

Christmas Celebrations: A 12ft Christmas tree will be erected on The Green. It will be decorated with white lights and decorations made by the children of Chuf and Junior Church. Plans are in hand for a village gathering round the tree on Friday, 18th with mulled wine and mincepies. An amount of £200 had been set aside to cover the cost.

Planning Matters
Dieu Donne: This planning application had been passed by AVDC against the objections of Chearsley Parish Council, who considered it to be an inappropriate dwelling for the plot. Nic felt strongly that their considerations had been dismissed, although he appreciated the Planning Authority were able to do this, and would be taking the matter up with AVDC.
7 Church Lane: This application for a conservatory had been passed with no objection from the Parish Council

Traffic Calming Measures: Signs are in the process of being made and will be erected within the next few weeks at each of the 4 entries into Chearsley, urging motorists to slow down.

The organizers of this year’s fĂȘte have written that they would like one quarter of the fĂȘte’s proceeds to contribute towards the purchase of vehicle activated signs for the village.

Hedge trimming: Black Path, between Dark Lane and School Lane needs attention, which will be attended to by Graham King when he trims the hedge and verge at the top of School Lane.

Light in Church Piece: It was suggested that instead of mending the broken light, to have 5 individual motion detectors fitted to each property and for the Handyman Service of AVDC to be approached about this.

Next meeting is the Budget Meeting on January 11th

Community Responders
There is good evidence to suggest that if people are trained to help someone while the ambulance is on the way, then more lives are saved. The South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust are asking for volunteers to become Community Responders by undergoing a specially designed training course over 2 or 3 days. More information is available from leaflets in the Shop and Tearooms, email or ring 0800 587 0207.