Thursday, 17 February 2011

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Bingo at The Bell
The next Eyes Down will be on Tuesday 1st March, aiming to start at 8.30pm. It is advisable to arrive early to get a table. A meal costing £6.99 is available for Bingo players.

Rugby on TV at The Bell
The Bell will be open all day on Saturday 26th February when the England v France match with kick off at 5.00pm will be shown. Bacon baps and chips will be available at half time. It is planned to show other England matches against Scotland and Ireland.

Mobile Library

This is next in the village on Monday 28th February from 12.20 to 12.45pm

Parish Council
This met in the Village Hall on Monday February 14th under the chairmanship of Nic Brown with several members of the public attending. Some of the matters discussed :

Grit bins – these had now been satisfactorily repaired and several new ones positioned at strategic points. In order for the bins to be refilled as necessary, cars should not be parked to obscure them, neither should the grit be used for private driveways.

Potholes in Dark Lane – the bad state of this lane and other highway matters of maintenance and long term planning in the village will be discussed with Dave Smith of Highways, AVDC at a meeting with the Parish Council in the near future.

Royal Wedding Party – it was agreed to have further discussions about the actual date of this.

Difficulty of access past parked cars in Watts Green – Nic Brown agreed to visit and discuss this problem with residents in this area.

Planning Matters - Planning permission was approved at High Bank, Dark Lane.

Traffic Calming – data collected from the strips on three approach roads into the village showed that 85% of traffic was over the speed limit and Chearsley would qualify for some sort of traffic calming, which could now be looked into and a grant applied for.

Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge – more details about this which aims to protect outdoor recreational sites, will be sought.

Benches – the ones for The Green had now been made and delivered and would soon be erected. Two small tables and seats had been purchased from the shop; one to be placed near the phone box and one by Stockwell in Church Lane.

Poppy Party – it is hoped Chearsley will participate in celebrating 90 years of The Royal British Legion in June.

Trees on The Green – tree surgeons to be asked for advice about pollarding these and other trees in the village.

Bonfires on land between the Aylesbury and Winchendon Roads. – as a result of complaints about these, AVDC have asked for reports of any future bonfires in this location by ringing a freephone number 0800 807 060.

Path across The Green. – 1 quote for £3,000 has been received. More quotes will be sought and a possible grant investigated.

Delegated Responsibilities – Derek Allen will be responsible for the maintenance of Stockwell and Peter Grimsdell for footpaths.

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Monday March 14th in the Village Hall at 7.30pm