Thursday, 31 March 2011

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
23 year old Dave Whiffin who has lived in Chearsley all his life, took part in this year’s Boat race on Saturday March 26th when he was a member of the winning Oxford Isis boat, beating the Cambridge Goldie squad very convincingly.

Dave, an ex Aylesbury Grammar school boy is in his final year at New College Oxford, reading engineering, where he took up rowing as a complete novice. He became president of his college boat club and last year was selected for the Oxford Rowing Squad. Dave’s ambition is to be in the first boat in next year’s Boat Race. Well done to him and good luck for next year.

Mobile Library
This will next be on The Green on Monday 11th April from 12.20 until 12.45. Please note that due to Easter, the library will not be in Chearsley again until Monday May 9th.

Annual Parish Meeting
All Chearsley residents are invited to this meeting in the village hall on Monday April 11th at 8pm, when a review of the past year’s events are given and when members of the public are able to give their opinions about future issues.

Jumble Sale
Please support this Jumble Sale on Saturday April 9th in Chearsley Village Hall starting at 2pm. Please bring any jumble donations, raffle prizes or cakes to the hall on the morning.

Crendon Morris Men
The Crendon Morris Dancers, who have provided entertainment and raised money for charity for many years at various pubs and venues in the area, are looking for some new blood, so that one of England’s oldest traditions can be maintained.  Anyone interested should call Ray Shurrock on 01844 351848 or email him at

Mothering Sunday at St Nicholas
Children are welcome to come and help make the posies for the Mothering Sunday service which is part of the Family Service at 10am on Sunday April 3rd. Please come to Great Barn on Saturday at 10am.