Thursday, 9 December 2010

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Christmas Tree Lights
Mulled wine and mince pies provided by Jay at the shop were a welcome and necessary ingredient to combat a bitterly cold night on Friday 17th when Nic Brown, Chairman of the Parish Council, switched on the lights. A good crowd of villagers with plenty of young children gathered round the tree to sing carols and admire the lights and decorations. A good village start to Christmas festivities.

Christmas Bingo
Extra tables were brought in to accommodate all the Bingo participants on another very cold night. But the cosy wood burner, the chatter and wine all made it a warm, happy evening. Paul and Andy, festively decked out, made a good team of calling the numbers with the added excitement of a lucky-dip present from Santa for the winners. January's Bingo will take place on Tuesday 4th.

Christmas Pub Lunch
The first Christmas Pub Lunch held at The Bell attracted a record number of 24 "older" Chearsley residents on Wednesday 8th December, who all appreciated the traditional turkey and Christmas pudding meal put on by Ollie, Sharon and their staff. We were pleased to welcome our vicar, John Wynburne and sorry to miss some regular past Pub Lunchers. Hopefully, they will be able to come to the next Pub Lunch which will be held on Wednesday, 26th January. Thanks were given to Ann Hooton for organising the lunches and to Chearsley VillageTrust for their contribution to the Christmas meal.

Mobile Library
This will be in Chearsley on Monday 20th December from 12.20 until 12.45 and not again until Monday January 17th.

Christmas at St Nicholas Church
Sunday December 19th - The Service of Lessons and Carols will be held in Chearsley Church at 6.00pm
Tuesday, December 21st - Chearsley children are presenting their own Nativity play at 6pm. This will be followed by mulled wine and mince pies. The event is in aid of the charity Habitat for Humanity.

Carol Singing Round the Village
This takes place on two days – Monday 20th and Wednesday 22nd December – covering most parts of the village. Meet at the bus stop at 6.30pm.

New Year Celebrations in Chearsley
The Bell is selling tickets at £10 each to see in the New Year at The Bell with music, buffet food and bacon sarnies to go home with. The £10 ticket will also earn a reduction of £2.00 off the price of a Big Breakfast which is being served on New Year’s Day from 12.00 until 3.00pm.