Thursday, 25 November 2010

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Christmas Craft and Shopping Evening – Wednesday December 1st  7.30 to 10.00pm
An evening in aid of Habitat for Humanity is being held at Chearsley Cricket Club when you are welcome to try your hand at a new craft and buy from plenty of stalls,  selling toiletries, home- made bags, jewellery, preserves, cakes, fleeces, etc. Entrance fee is £1.50 which includes a glass of wine and mince pie.  Please phone Sharon Sampson on 208740 for more information.

Chearsley WI Morning of Christmas Food
Don’t forget the come to 2 Old Plough Close on Thursday 2nd December from 10.30 until 12.00 when an array of Christmas delicacies will be on sale.

Christmas Tree Lights - Friday 3rd December at 6pm until 7pm
The Christmas Tree on the Green will come alight on Friday when everyone is welcome to join in with carol singing round the tree. Mulled wine and mince pies will be available to buy from The Shop.

2011 Calendars
The Bell has “Scenes Around Chearsley” calendars on sale for £6.95. An easy Christmas present for relatives abroad or for ex- Chearsley residents who could be reminded of what a good place they are missing! The Tearooms are selling calendars of The Chilterns, also priced £6.95.

Christmas Bingo at The Bell Tuesday, 7th December

Come along  on Tuesday 7th December to join in Christmas Bingo, starting at about 8 for 8.30 start.. The Bell offers a special meal price of £6.99 for Bingo players – booking advised.  So arrive in good time to get a table.

Village Pub Lunch
The monthly village lunch will hold its Christmas meeting at The Bell on Wednesday December 8th at the usual time of 12.30pm at a cost of £8.00 for a two course Christmas meal. This is being subsided by a donation from the  Chearsley Village  Trust.  Please phone Ann Hooton on  208893  to book your place.

Christmas at St Nicholas Church

The first of the Christmas celebrations in Chearsley  Church is on Sunday December 12th when the Christingle service takes place at 4.00pm.

Mobile Library
This is next in Chearsley on Monday 6th December from  12.20 to 12.45pm.

Library Proposals
Bucks County Council are looking at ways of saving money with regard to libraries in the County and a 3 month consultation period has begun. This will end on 1st February 2011. It is proposed that there would be 9 council run libraries, 3 lottery funded ones and up to 14 community style ones. Haddenham and Long Crendon are among those that could change to a community style, which would be run by the public. There will be public meetings about these proposals. One on 9th December at Long Crendon Baptist Church at 7.00pm and another on 15th December at Haddenham Library at 2.00pm. Alternatively, you can visit to make your views known.

Eric Carte  in Midsomer Murders
Further to news about Eric in last week’s column, I am now told that Episode 8 of the current series of Midsomer Murders in which Eric appears, is entitled  “Fit for Murder”. Watch out for it!