Thursday, 8 July 2010

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Chearsley W.I.
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 20th which will be a Garden Meeting at the home of Pauline Parkes, their president, at The Rosary, Dark Lane. Visitors are welcome to come along. There will be a talk by a representative from Home Start, which is their  current charity.

Mobile Library
This will next be in the village on Monday July 19th from 12.20 to 12.45pm.

Fenella on TV
Don’t miss WW1 The Lost Battalions scheduled to be shown on Channel 4 on Monday July 19th at 8pm., which includes Fenella Tillier who has been filmed and interviewed at home and in France concerning her  Great Uncle, Charles Phipps who was killed at The Battle of Fromelles.

Chearsley Fayre
Warm,  beautiful  weather made the day and evening perfect for our Fayre on Saturday, 26th June. A steady flow of locals and  visitors made the occasion great fun for everyone and raised over £5,000. Thanks go to Clare Lazaruk and her helpers who made it all possible. The festivities carried on into the evening with a Pig Roast at The Bell and local band Silver and disco music  providing the music for dancing in the street until late. A good village do!  

Celebrity Wedding
On the same day as our Fayre, 26th June, our vicar, John Wynburne officiated at St Nicholas, Nether Winchendon for the wedding of Brendon Cole, Strictly Come Dancing celebrity and  Zoe Hobbs.      A photo of John (and a few other celebrities) can be seen in Hello! magazine.

Tea Dance in Haddenham
Another tea dance will be held in Haddenham Village Hall on Tuesday, July 20th from 2 to 4.15. The dance includes ballroom, latin and sequence. Entry costs £3.25 which includes tea and raffle.  Contact Mick White on 079507 98466 for more information.

Evaluation of GP practices
Would you be willing to join a group of responsible and interested people to help evaluate GP practices across Buckinghamshire?  It would involve giving a brief report on your observations of a visit to the practice as well as performing a few pre-visit tasks such as checking the practice website and phoning to listen to the out-of-hours message. Training and payment of £100 would be given on completion of the visit and report.  Interviews for potential assessors will be held at the end of July, with a half day training session in mid August.  People of all ages and from all backgrounds are being sought. Please contact Anne Ronan on 01494 555589 or