Thursday, 14 January 2010

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Desmond Challoner
It is with great sadness we report the death of Des, a well known gentleman, who had lived in Dark Lane, Chearsley for many years, a fiercely independent retired teacher, whose eyesight and general health had deteriorated over a number of years, but who had managed with only a small amount of outside help to remain in his own home until he died. He died on Sunday morning, 10th January in Stoke Mandeville, just 2 days after celebrating his 90th birthday.

The Bell
Several events are planned at The Bell, including a Curry and A Pint night in January, Bingo on Tuesday, February 2nd (planned as a regularly monthly feature on the first Tuesday in the month). Eyes Down at 8.00pm. Also A Fish and Chip and a Pint Night, Pie and Mash Night, Valentine’s Meal. Please ask in The Bell for more details.

Who’s That Baby? Competition at The Bell
Sharon is asking customers to take part in this competition by giving her photos of themselves as a baby. So get digging in the photo album and take it up to The Bell.

Parish Council Meeting
The next meeting of the Parish Council will now take place on Monday 25th at 7.30 in the Village Hall. Come along with any comments, praise or complaints you may have, or simply to hear what is being discussed and decided upon for your village.

Winter weather
The past week of snow and bad conditions, preventing many of us to travel freely in and out of the village, has reinforced the luxury of the village facilities we have. The pub and the shop have played their part in this. It is to be hoped that we will remember their importance in the months to come, and the fact that they need our constant support.