Friday, 8 March 2013

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Litter Pick
This will be on Sunday March 17. Please come to The Bell for 10.30am when you will be given protective gloves and bags and an allotted area to scour the hedgerows and verges for litter. The more people come, the smaller the area each picker will have to cover.

Parish Council Meeting
The March Parish Council meeting will be held in the village hall on Monday March 18 at 7.30pm. Come with any queries or questions or problems to air during the 15 minutes public session time. Just come to find out what is being discussed and future plans for the village. Any letters for comment should be sent to the parish clerk, Clare Clark, 2 Church Lane, Chearsley, a week or so before the meeting.

Barbara Green Memorial Service
This is being held in Chearsley Church on Thursday March 14 at 3pm.

Lil Edmiston
 Another lady who once lived in Chearsley has just died 2 years short of reaching 100. Sadly, Lil died at the end of February 2 weeks after her 98th birthday. Lil was the mother of Liz Carte, who was married to Eric. Lil had lived in Chearsley for many years before moving to Gosport a few years ago, where she lived in her own home near to her sister and son, only needing some care for the past months. She had a fall recently, breaking her hip from which she never properly recovered and died in hospital. She will be remembered by many for her time at Chearsley Playgroup as a very important grandmother figure. Condolences to her family, particularly Eric and Lil’s son, Billy, who also lived in Chearsley for a few years.

Chearsley W I
Their next meeting will be on Tuesday March 19 in Chearsley village hall when Mr Smith will give a talk on the Royal collection of scale models. Meetings start at 2.00pm and visitors are welcome at a cost of £4.

Six Nations Rugby at Chearsley Cricket Club
On Saturday March 16 the Club will be open showing 3 matches. Italy v Ireland at 2.30pm. Wales v England at 5pm and France v Scotland at 8pm. Doors open half an hour before the start. The bar and refreshments will be available.

British Red Cross Volunteers
Volunteers are needed for The Red Cross annual fundraising week which is May 5 to 11. If you would like to be part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation, to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable people in your local community all the while having fun then, please contact Sharon Cooper on 01296 739309 or email for more information.

British Red Cross Open Gardens
During April, May and June, several gardens throughout Buckinghamshire will be open to visit in support of the British Red Cross. The first one will be Kingsbridge Farm, Steeple Claydon, which will be open on Sunday April 7 from 11am until 3pm with an entry fee of £3.50 for the Red Cross funds. It is a garden of over 6 acres evolved over 25 years aiming to have interest through all the seasons and a peaceful haven for wildlife, including a woodland walk by a stream, shrubs and herbaceous beds. There will be hot soup or tea and homemade cakes ,jams, chutneys, plants and garden accessories for sale. A children’s treasure hunt will be organised. You are also welcome to bring a picnic. The garden is 3 miles south of Buckingham, half way between Padbury and Steeple Claydon.