Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Community Message

This is a Community Message from Aylesbury Watch Office on Tuesday 30 March 2010.

Police have received several reports, some from elderly residents in Aylesbury Vale, of people calling, claiming to be from the National Crime Survey and asking if they can visit residents to check their security.

Please warn all watch members, particularly elderly residents, not to invite or let people into their homes who cold call, wanting to check their security. If you are suspicious of any personal callers do not allow them entry and call the Police immediately.

If you would like security advice either visit our website or call your local Crime Reduction Advisor on 0845 8 505 505. If you know of any elderly residents that would like to get help with security measures being fitted via Aylesbury Vale District Councils 'Home Service', call the Home Service on 01296 585510.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Google Comes To Town

Click on the picture above to start your tour of the village.
(For those new to Google Street View - see this link for further information.)

Chearsley Cricket Club - Curry & Quiz Night

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Mobile Library
This is next in the village by The Green on Monday 29th March from 1.10 to 1.35pm.

Geoff and Frankie White
It is sad to say goodbye to Geoff and Frankie who have lived in the same house in Chearsley for the past 38 years. We wish them all the very best in their new house and we look forward to welcoming the new occupants, Mr and Mrs. Chantrey and family, very soon.

Litter Pick
An unsurprisingly small number of villagers turned up for the litter pick on Saturday 13th, but it was a very pleasant morning to tidy up Chearsley lanes. Please help to keep our village litter free in future!

Quiz Night in Chearsley
Cuddington and Dinton School are organizing a Quiz Night on Saturday 27th March in Chearsley village hall, at 7.30 for a 7.45 start. Tickets are £5 each. There will be a licensed bar. Everyone is welcome to come along, in a team of up to 8 or on your own. Please contact Angela Gray on 07794290264 or

Filming of Fenella
A television documentary on Channel 4 on the Battle of Fromelles will feature Fenella Tillier of School Lane, who has a wealth of archive material of photos and letters of this time. Her Great Uncle Charles Phipps died during this battle which took place on 19th and 20th July 1916. Recently a pit of about 500 bodies has been found in Pheasant Wood, France where a new memorial to these soldiers will be commemorated in July. So a film crew, who are interested in families who lost relatives in this battle, has been in Fenella’s house interviewing her and looking at her family mementos of this time. We await to hear from Fenella when she knows when her programme will be shown.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

“Break a Leg”
As it is considered bad luck in the acting profession to wish anyone “good luck”, we would like to say “break a leg” to Eric Carte. He is appearing in Mrs Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw at the Comedy Theatre, London, with the opening night on Tuesday 16th March until June 17th. It should keep him out of mischief for a while!

Sport Relief
We are all invited to turn up on The Green on Sunday 21st March at 2pm to run, walk, toddle or stagger around Chearsley. It will cost £2 per person which will go to Sport Relief. There will be teas, cakes, raffle and a prize for the wackiest costume.

Village Happenings
You should by now have received the third edition of Village Happenings by Jay at Chearsley Tea rooms. There are some spare copies in the shop if you have been missed.

A Festival of Flowers, St Nicholas Church, Chearsley

July may seem a long time off, but plans are well in hand for a Festival of Flowers from Friday, 9th July until Monday, 12th. This is being organized by St. Nicholas Church, Chearsley in addition to a concert to be held in the church on Saturday evening, 10th July. So, make a note on the calendar.

Haddenham and Long Crendon Local Area Forum
The next meeting of this will be held on Wednesday, 24th March at 7pm in the village Centre at Long Crendon. All members of the public are invited to come to a drop-in beforehand at 6pm to meet and discuss any local issues with PCSOs, Beat Officers, Local Area Technician, representatives from Transport for Bucks, adult Social and Local Area Forum representatives.

Ted Hooton’s book of Chearsley
Jay now has a copy of this much sought- after book about Chearsley, for reference, in the Tea Rooms, thanks to the internet and Chearsley’s web site. My brother in Australia, known to a few of his family and friends as “Dr. Harold” looks at the website from time to time, and has responded by donating his signed copy for use by Chearsley inhabitants, and visitors following up their family history here. Thank you Jim.

Chearsley Camp 2010
After a very successful first camp last year, a second one is being planned for Saturday and Sunday, May 22nd and 23rd. Tickets are £2. per person and all profits will be going to Toybox, a charity for street children. The camp will be open to all Chearsley residents, and a timetable of a treasure hunt, picnic, rounders match, village trail, barbeque, campfire with sing- along is planned for Saturday. Sunday will see a drama time, an open-air family service, fish and chip lunch, and a family “It’s a knockout” competition. Non campers are welcome to join in at any time, when you should being your own food and chairs or blankets. Sharon Sampson is asking for help with BBQs, wood, and spare tents, particularly a large BBQ for Saturday evening.
Please contact Sharon on or ring 01844 208740 for offers of help or for more information.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Chearsley Camp 2010

Chearsley Camp 2009
The dates for the Chearsley Camp have been set to the weekend of May 22nd/23rd - see the invitation or contact Sharon Sampson (Tel. 208740 or email

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Birthday Congratulations
John Tribe of Church Lane recently celebrated a “special” birthday. Congratulations to John!

Litter Pick on Saturday, 13th March
Please come and help tidy up Chearsley by spending about half an hour joining in this Litter Pick. Meet at 10.30 outside The Bell. Gloves and bags will be provided.

Mobile Library
This will next be in Chearsley on The Green on Monday 15th March from 1.10 to 1.35pm.

Chearsley W.I.

This will meet on Tuesday March 16th in Chearsley Village Hall at 2.00pm, when the speaker, Tessa Mclusky, will give a talk about her travels in Guatemala and Honduras. Everyone, including non-members, is welcome!

St Patrick's Night at The Bell
Come and celebrate this night on Wednesday 17th March when Irish Stew, Champagne and Guinness are being served.

Chearsley Village Trust
The Trust is again inviting applications from individuals or groups in the village for an award for finance for their project or activity. Please write to Val Davies, the Clerk to the Trustees at Minster, Dark Lane, Chearsley HP18 0DA giving details of your project, who benefits and what other funds are available. The deadline for applications is Sunday, April 4th.

Chearsley Parish Council Meeting
This was held at The village Hall on Monday 1st March, under the chairmanship of Nic Brown and with several members of the public attending.

During the time open to the public to address the committee, strong feelings against the proposed 2 new properties on land behind the Old House were voiced. A site meeting was arranged.

Availability of a suitable place in which to exercise a dog which is also accessible to a child’s buggy was another problem brought up, and no conclusion reached.

The hedge at Chilton Road and the Cricket Field was again mentioned.

Salt Bins – A community grant will be applied for towards heavy duty salt bins.

Benches on The Green - these will now be ordered and a site meeting arranged for the position of the benches, so they should be in place for the warmer weather in the spring.

Lanes and Highways – The Parish Council and members of the public are being invited to complete questionnaires from Bucks County Council on the subject of winter maintenance of the roads. It was also reported that extra money and labour have been provided to mend all the potholes.

Planning – applications had been received for building works at The Old House, School Lane, The Grainstore, Crendon Road, and 9 School Lane. Site meetings for these were arranged.
The hedge in School Lane and Dark Lane still needs trimming as does the Chestnut Tree in the middle of Chearsley – both matters to be dealt with shortly.

Speeding in the village was discussed and is was agreed that this should be a topic for the Annual Parish Meeting which will be held on Monday, 19th April at 7.30 in the Village Hall, when all members of the Parish are invited to have their say about what goes on in the village and to hear about current projects.