Friday, 28 September 2012

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Mobile Library
This will next be in Chearsley by The Green on Monday October 8 from 12.20 until 12.45pm.

Ann Veness
Ann’s funeral took place on Monday September 24 at Amersham Crematorium when more than 130 people attended. Afterwards, Chearsley Cricket Club was the appropriate place for refreshments, where Ann had given so much of her spare time with her husband, Richard, scoring, cleaning, making the teas and generally looking after everyone, and latterly being instrumental in setting up the Aunt Sally team. Peter Crook and Larry Warr made short speeches. Her family have bought a bench in Ann’s honour and memory for use at the Club.

Candleford Canter Ladies Only 10k
Terry Gadsby, Chearsley Cricket Club secretary, is participating in this run on Sunday October 28 to raise funds for Women Against Lung Cancer, which is part of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and is asking for sponsors. This is in honour of Ann Veness, who did so much for Chearsley Cricket Club, who died of lung cancer. Terry had spoken with Ann about raising funds for research into Lung Cancer and she was keen for Terry to take part. If you would like to sponsor Terry, please get in touch with her at Little Orchard, Church Lane, Chearsley.

Parish Council Meeting – Monday September 17
  • During the public session, Fred Crawford volunteered to pursue the appropriate maintenance people for the street lamp in Church Piece to be mended and to lop lower branches of the tree overhanging Church Piece. He also queried about a sign for the village hall and was told this would be discussed at the next Village Hall committee meeting, but that the cost of obtaining one would be likely to be prohibitive.
  • The Council discussed their dissatisfaction with the Planning Authority not informing or consulting them concerning the proposed planning application at Grove Farm, Chearsley Road which had been now been granted. Concern was expressed over the danger to traffic with the concealed entrance there and damage to the road had not been repaired.
  • John Lewis brought the Council up to date regarding the Village Plan, informing them it was hoped there would be a village consultation on the survey in due course.
  • Chearsley scored 83 points out of 100 in the Best Kept Village competition, an improvement on last year’s performance, for which the village had been awarded an encouraging Certificate of Merit for achieving a Highly Commended.
  • A village Survey walk had been undertaken with Dave Smith of AVDC. Among matters discussed were one way traffic outside the shop; 20mph speed limit within the village; traffic calming; road marking signs; plans to re-mark all junctions on main road; broken signs; more kerbing to protect sunken lanes; broken bollards on The Green to be replaced; verges the Council want cut by the Council during the summer; damaged verges in Church Lane by the Thames Water Sewage lorries.
  • The proposed dog bins in the village should soon be put up.
  • The next meeting is planned for Monday October 15 in the Village Hall at 7.30pm.