Thursday, 9 February 2012

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Planning Forum Meeting
The second meeting of the Planning Forum held on Monday evening was attended by 18 people with apologies received on behalf of a further 10. Despite the slightly disappointing attendance, it was a productive evening with lots of lively discussion and some significant decisions made. A start was also made on deciding who would like to do what in terms of the various tasks although more people are still needed to become involved. A very positive start – the Chearsley Village Plan effort is well and truly on the road. More detailed output will be distributed shortly, but in the meantime, please make a note that the third meeting has been tentatively made for Wednesday February 29 at 7.30 for a prompt 7.45 start. The plan is to arrange a guest speaker if possible. More details will be made available nearer the time.

Baskets for paper, cans and plastics will next be collected on Tuesday February 21.

Chearsley W.I.
The next meeting in the village hall will be on Tuesday February 21 when Ruth Humphries will talk on Kinder Transport in 1939. All visitors are welcome to come at 2.30 (after the official business of the W.I.) for a cost of £2.50.

Bucks Herald photo
How many saw an excellent photo of our Parish Council’s vice chairman in the Business Section of the Bucks Herald? Leif Hytten is managing director of a solar energy firm in Aylesbury, which has just completed its biggest export order to date worth £430,000 to a global company. Congratulations Leif – so you really do work hard!

Garden Waste scheme
The free collection of green sacks for garden rubbish on dustbin day is coming to an end in September this year. This is being replaced by the provision of brown bins which will be collected fortnightly. The service will be launched in stages over the coming months before being rolled out to the rest of the Vale later this year. It is planned that Chearsley, as well as Cuddington, Long Crendon, Ickford and Shabbington will have collections start in late June. To be included on the first collection day, you must sign up by May 22. Once your details have been processed and payment of £36 received, an information pack and brown bin will be delivered. Queries or comments, please call 01296 585510 or email Further details can be found on the website

Chearsley Cricket Club quiz

The Club are holding a quiz on Friday February 24 at 7.00 for 7.30pm start in the village hall. Teams of 8 at a cost of per £10 per person. A fish and chip supper is included in the price of the ticket. There will be a bar. Please contact Sonia at to book your place.

Parish Council meeting
Dates for the Parish council meetings have been changed. The next one will be on Monday February 20 in the village hall at 7.30pm. All villagers are welcome to attend.

Village shop
The shop is now able to offer card facility for payment of goods.

Village Pub lunch
This will next be held at The Bell on Wednesday February 22 at 12.30. Please phone Ann Hooton on 208306 or Alan Mitchener on 208893 to book your place and choose your meal.