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.