Saturday, 27 April 2013

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Closure of Lower Green Lane – a reminder that commencing on Wednesday May 8 Lower Green Lane will be closed except for access so that water carriageway works can take place. It is anticipated that the work will take about 3 days to complete.

Summer in Chearsley
Let’s hope that this summer will be dry, warm and sunny for the many events which are being planned to take place in Chearsley in the coming months. The church is busy raising money for three extra bells which will cost around £55,000. There will be a Best of British Fete this year with all the usual stalls and attractions including the Animal Man, with dancing outside The Bell in the evening. The fete raises money for the church, the Village Trust and the Village Hall, Help is still needed on the day, so please do not hesitate to come forward and get involved. It is hoped that parents and children will get creative by making kites to be displayed on The Green with judging taking place the week before the Fete. Previous years have had a successful show of scarecrows and flowers as the theme. Following on its success of last year, there will be a Classic Car and Fun Day with car boot sale, display of classic cars, children’s fun fair, live music, side shows, many more attractions, fun for all the family. Chearsley Show of fruit, vegetables, flowers domestic, photographs and craft will again be held and another evening in the village hall as part of the Theatre in the Villages scheme.

Saturday evening May 18 - Auction in aid of The Bells – at The Martins, Turnip Close

Sunday evening June 16 - Choral Concert “A European Tour” at St Nicholas Church

Saturday June 29 - Fete – on the village green

Saturday evening July 6 - Meadowsong Concert “Alive with the Sound of Music” in aid of The Bells – at Long Meadow, Dark Lane

Saturday September 7 – Chearsley Show in the Village Hall

Sunday September 8 - Chearsley Classic Car and Fun Day – at the Cricket Field

Friday evening October 18 – Theatre in the Villages with Iestyn Edwards “My Tutu’s Gone AWOL” – part dramatic monologue, part musical revue.
Look out for more details of all of these future events and others on the website and posters on the noticeboard.

St George’s Day Celebrations at The Bell
Chearsley villagers celebrated St George’s Day a little early on Saturday April 20 at The Bell, enjoying a traditional English meal of roast beef, fish and chips or sausage and mash and heartily singing traditional English songs and wearing appropriate headgear, as the photos show.
The day was also celebrated again on St George’s Day, April 23 with another party filling the pub to enjoy the traditional English fare and singing even more heartily, led on by Neville Dean, party organiser.