Thursday, 29 November 2012

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Crime in Chearsley and Long Crendon areas.
We have been advised by the Waddesdon Neighbourhood Policing team that there have been a number of thefts from vehicles recently in our area. Most vehicles targeted have been left unlocked and property stolen has included a handbag, purse, sat nav system and other smaller items – keys, sunglasses and clothing. The advice is to make sure the vehicle is locked and not to leave anything to tempt a potential thief, not even “hidden” in the glove box or in the boot. There is a 24 hour non emergency number for the Police of 101 which can be called to report any incidents or any information.

Christmas at The Bell
There are many opportunities and special events during December to meet up with friends and celebrate Christmas at The Bell, as well as the 2 or 3 course Christmas menu available from December 1 until 24. The Christmas Quiz is on Sunday December 9 at 7.30 with nibbles. Children’s Christmas Bingo will be on Sunday December 16 at 4pm. The Christmas Bonus Ball draw is on Saturday December 22. Make sure you have bought your ticket in good time. Likewise for the Meat Raffle to be held on Sunday December 23 at 3pm.

Opening times at The Bell during the Christmas Period:
  • Christmas Eve : 12 until 3pm. 6pm until late
  • Christmas Day : 12 until 2pm
  • Boxing Day : 12 until 4pm. Food available
  • New Year’s Eve : 12 until 3pm. 6pm until late
  • New Year’s Day : 12 until 4pm – come and have Breakfast

Carols round the Christmas Tree
This will be held on Friday December 14 at 6.30pm. Come and join in the carols and enjoy hot sausage rolls, mince pies and mulled wine. For a number of years now, the charities DebRA and Cystic Fibrosis have been of particular importance to the village as there are 2 youngsters in Chearsley who suffer from these chronic illnesses. The collection from the Christmas tree evening will go to support research by these two charities, so please come and give generously. Please note that there will not be the usual carol singing round the village this year.

Christmas at St Nicholas Church - see the Diary on the St Nicholas web.