Thursday, 2 December 2010

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Sunshine Club  Bring and Buy
The Sunshine Club which provides a social gathering, cards, bingo,and afternoon  tea every fortnight from 2 to 4pm in the Playing Fields Clubhouse, Cuddington for older people in Cuddington, Chearsley and Nether Winchendon are holding a Bring and Buy Sale on Thursday 9th December at 2.30 at Tyringham Hall, Cuddington.

Chearsley W.I.
Their Christmas meeting will be held on Tuesday 14th December, when there will be Line Dancing, mulled wine and mince pies and nibbles. Non members are welcome to attend at a cost of £2.50. Please arrive at Chearsley Village Hall at 2.30pm.

Bin collection and recycling
All recycling of glass, plastics, cans and papers will be collected on Tuesday 14th December.

Budget meeting for Parish Council

This will be held on Monday December 13th in Chearsley Village Hall at 7.30pm.

Carol Singing Round the Village
Carol singing will take place on Monday 20th and Wednesday 22nd December. Please meet at the bus stop to start at 6.30pm if you would like to join in.

Tea Rooms
It is disappointing to hear from Jay that the Tea Rooms which have been open for almost 2 and a half years are to close – no more bacon butties, no more coffee and croissants. It has been good to have a teashop on our doorstep to meet for lunch or coffee and a chat. But, as with all amenities, if it is not used enough it cannot be profitable and cannot be maintained. For the present, the shop is to remain open, but with reduced hours. We should all remember what Chearsley was like when there was no shop, when there was no hustle and bustle, few people walking to and from, nowhere to buy provisions without resort to the car, when there was a general emptiness and quietness around The Green. The shop must be used by us all as much as possible in order to keep it profitable and to keep it open.
The tea room’s last day of opening will be Friday, 14th January and the shop hours from Saturday 15th January will be Saturdays 8.30am to 12.00pm. Sundays 9.00am to 12.00pm. Monday to Friday 7.30am to 1.00pm. Closed 1.00pm to 3.00pm. Open 3.00pm to 7.00pm.

Moan and Grump Night
Jay is inviting all ladies to the Tea Rooms on Wednesday 15th December from 7.30 to 10.00pm to enjoy a glass of wine, delicious nibbles and to have a good old natter and moan.

Chearsley Cricket Club
Their annual End of Season Dinner and Dance held on Friday 12th November at The Spread Eagle Hotel, Thame was a great success. Richard Veness reports that almost 150 cricketers, wags, officials, vice presidents and friends attended and raised over £2,000 for the Club. Thanks go to John Howard and everyone responsible for arranging such a good evening.
Congratulations to Chearsley Second Eleven for being the winners of their league this year and thereby gaining promotion.

Mary Albrighton
It is sad to report the death of Mary who lived in Church Piece at the age of 94. Sympathy goes to all her family.