Thursday, 4 November 2010

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Remembrance Service
This will be held at the War Memorial  near the Village Hall on Sunday 14th November at 10.45pm when the wreath will be laid by one of the Chearsley residents currently serving in the Armed Forces.

Recycling Tuesday 16th November
Glass, plastics, cans and paper are scheduled to be collected on this day.

Pumpkin Night at The Bell
A good collection of pumpkins of various shapes and sizes were entered into this completion which has been running since 1980. Sharon of The Bell was ably assisted by Andy in the difficult job of weighing the entries, particularly one which weighed a magnificent 140lb grown by Mike of Brill, but was deemed  invalid, as it was grown from seed not issued for the competition this year. The winning pumpkin weighed 54lb grown by Maureen of Old Plough Close. Her prize was to have her name inscribed on The Snowy Young Pumpkin Shield and to receive a  t-shirt proclaiming her success. Jacqui Allen’s 2lb pumpkin earned her a t-shirt prize for the smallest entry. If you would like to take part next year in growing a pumpkin, seeds will be on sale next Spring from The Bell.

Their next meeting will be held on Tuesday 16th November at Chearsley Village Hall, when the A.G.M will be followed by a demonstration by Joy Payne of how to arrange Christmas Flowers.  All visitors are welcome to attend.

Italian Night at Chearsley Tea Rooms – Friday 19th November
Bookings are now being taken for an Italian Night from 7.30 until 10.00pm when there will be a choice of classic Italian food at a cost of £10 per person.  The Tea rooms are licensed, with wine or cans of beer or cider available. Please call in or phone 01844 208486 to book.

Pub Lunches at The Bell
The next Pub Lunch will be held on Wednesday 24th November from 12.30pm. The Christmas lunch will be held on Wednesday, December 8th. The lunches are open to everyone (of a certain age) in Chearsley to come and enjoy a very reasonably priced meal (£5.95 for 2 courses) to support your local pub and have the opportunity of meeting up with other villagers. Please phone Ann Hooton on  208306 or Alan Mitchener on208893 for more information and to book and choose your meal.

The Big Heat Fund
This is a new Fund set up by Buckinghamshire Community Foundation to help local community groups in Bucks who support the county’s most vulnerable older people.  Anyone who receives the Winter Fuel Payment and feels they do not need it, is being asked to donate some or all of it to the Fund.  The launch of The Big Heat Fund creates a unique way for local people to help other more needy, vulnerable older people in Bucks  this winter.  If you feel you could donate, please contact the Foundation on 01296 330134 or visit, or write to them at 119A Bicester Road, Aylesbury HP19 9BA.
The Foundation was set up in 2000 and in the last 10 years has distributed nearly £3 million to more than 1,000 local community groups working in all parts of the county. The Foundation is the county’s largest charitable funding organisation working exclusively in Buckinghamshire.