Friday, 7 December 2012

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Christmas Tree Lights
A reminder that on Friday December 14 at 6.30pm, the lights on the Christmas tree will be turned on. There will be carols round the tree, mulled wine and mince pies and a collection in aid of DebRA and Cystic Fibrosis.

The Jubilee Oak Tree

The Parish Council hope that there will be good support for the official planting of Chearsley’s Jubilee Oak Tree on The Green on Sunday December 16th at 12.30pm.

Christmas Bingo

The Bell was packed with Christmas Bingo players on Tuesday December 4, when a record £130 was the prize for the final full-house of the night. Bingo sessions on the First Tuesday of the month will continue in the New Year in January.

Barbara Green – 99 and still going strong
Many villagers may remember Barbara who lived in Chearsley for many years with her husband Stan. They both played very significant roles in village life – not least the Church and W.I. She now resides in a Residential Home near her daughters and keeps in touch with Chearsley villagers and has a great interest in Chearsley news. Congratulations to Barbara on her 99th birthday on December 4.

Library Film Club
A new film club in Long Crendon, a project of the Long Crendon Community Library is opening with 2 launch nights at 8pm on Friday January 11 and Saturday January 12 when the film, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel will be shown. Tickets will be free and as seats are limited, must be reserved and restricted to two per person and are available from Long Crendon Library. Membership to join the Library Film Club is only open to over 16s and forms are available at the library. The library now run by volunteers became a community library in April of this year. Please check their opening hours via the Long Crendon website –

NHS 111
It is planned that in February of 2013, this will be the new number to call for urgent but non life threatening medical help. It will work alongside the existing 999 number. When a call is made to this number, which will be available 24hrs a day and every day of the year, a clinical assessment will be made over the phone and the caller directed to the right help, without the need for further calls. More information will become available in the months before the launch.