Monday, 8 October 2012

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Bingo at The Bell
The monthly Bingo session at The Bell on Tuesday October 2 was very nearly standing room only. It attracts out-of-town visitors! Word is spreading of what a great evening it is with a bit of east and west wing rivalry, with callers, Paul Kingsman and Andy Camden performing their usual comedy act, (they try their hardest as long as their glasses are to hand) aided and abetted by Linda and others. Many players enjoyed a meal beforehand. The evening ended with a top prize of £72 for a lucky player and the raffle raised £34 for the charity boxes on the bar. Why not come along and try your luck and have a bit of fun at the next Bingo evening on Tuesday November 6.

Quiz Night at The Bell
A good way to end the weekend is by coming to the next Quiz night at The Bell on Sunday October 7. Come along in a team or on your own. First question at 7.30pm.

Poppy Appeal
Sue Grimsdell will be out and about with her collecting tin and poppies over the weekend of 27 and 28 October. Sue has been doing this very worthwhile and arduous task for a number of years, and last year was very pleased to raise over £390. Please give generously to help her beat this amount this year. Sue is having a more than usual busy time as her son Nick is getting married to Lucinda on November 2, so there are wedding plans to finalize and hen weekends to go on.

3 Chiltern Peaks Sponsored Walk
Peter Grimsdell recently took part in this walk on Sunday September 16 with other members of his family and was pleased to raise £583 in aid of the Iain Rennie Hospice. It took them 5 and a half hours to complete the 18 miles from White Leaf Cross, Princes Risborough to Coombe Hill and on to Ivinghoe Beacon. Peter writes “I did the walk to put something back after all the help we had from various hospices when Sue’s Dad was so ill. We all got our medals for completing the walk, including the dogs Bella and Rosie.” Well done Peter and family and thank you for the information.

Mapp and Lucia Ahoy!
Tickets are selling well for what should prove to be a very good evening at the village hall on Friday October 19 at 8pm. Please get your tickets as soon as possible if you are considering coming to this local theatre event. We are very lucky to be able to host one of the Theatre in the Villages productions and look forward to welcoming back Sandra Hunt who so splendidly played the starring role in Fast Woman last year. This year we will be offering wine and beer for sale. Come early to have a drink and chat with friends before settling into your seats for the 8pm start. You will be able to top up your glasses during the interval. Please ring 01844 208913 for more information and tickets.

Mediterranean Evening
There are still a few days before this village event in the village hall on Saturday October 13 at 7.30pm. A 3 course meal with entertainment for £15. Please ring Pauline Parkes on 202250 to see if there are still tickets available.

Chearsley Cricket Club
The club is celebrating 90 years Cricket in Chearsley with a dinner and dance on Saturday December 1 at Studley Wood Golf Club. Tickets are £35 each for the 3 course meal and dancing to a live band. There will be a raffle and auction to raise funds for the club. No formal speeches this year. Transport at about £10 each will be available. Please contact John Howard on 01844 208036 or 07970 651326 for tickets or more information.

Parish Council Meeting
The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Monday October 15 at 7.30 in the village hall. Come to find out what is being discussed in your village, to put any questions you may have during the open session and be involved in your village concerns and future.