Thursday, 23 May 2013

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Parish Council Meeting
Not enough Parish councillors were able to attend the meeting on Monday May 20 to make up the necessary quorum for a meeting to take place. However, as there were a few members of the public present, an informal discussion of various topics took place. The owner of Regency Cottage, Watts Green, wanted to inform the council that due to underpinning work to Regency Cottage the road will have to be blocked by a lorry delivering and injecting concrete for a short time on several days. Work will take place during the week after the Bank Holiday. The question as to why the dog bins have not yet been installed was asked. This was because the original application and location map of dog bins had been lost by the Contracts Department for AVDC and the application had had to be resubmitted. The Council’s late submission of accounts for audit was discussed. Nic Brown regretted this had happened and would ensure it would not happen again. There is now a vacancy for a parish councillor as Leif Hytten had resigned due to pressure of work. A notice advertising this vacancy and asking for interested villagers to come forward to join the Parish Council will be displayed soon on the noticeboard. We were informed that theft of garden equipment from a locked garden shed in Chearsley and an attempted break in to the house on a second occasion have occurred recently as in many other villages and for all villagers to be aware of this and to keep vigilant. The meeting has now been rescheduled to take place on Tuesday May 28 at 8pm at the Cricket Club

Chearsley Cricket Club - this year’s season, the Club’s 91st, has started with the First and Second XI teams playing in the Cherwell league on Saturdays, the first team playing in Division 4 and the 2nd XI in Division 9. There is also a full programme of social “friendly” fixtures on Sundays. The Club is always keen to have new players. Training for seniors takes place on Thursday evenings from 6 to 8. Training for juniors is on Tuesday evenings 6 to 7.30 with a new coach, Dave Richards supported by a group of volunteer coaches. All 4 Junior teams are entered in the Aylesbury & District Midweek League, including both a girls and boys team at Under 9 level. The first of a series of 2 day cricket courses during school holidays takes place at the end of the forthcoming half term week. Supporters are always welcome to watch the matches and enjoy the benefits of the clubhouse and bar. Don’t forget to come to Ferret Racing at the Clubhouse on Sunday June 16 and the Classic Car and Fun Day on Sunday September 8, raising funds for the Club. The Clubhouse makes an ideal venue for parties and is for hire. In addition to cricket, Chearsley Cricketers play in the Bicester & District Aunt Sally League. League and cup matches are played on Wednesday evenings during the summer on a home and away basis. Spectators are welcome to watch and support. All information about cricket fixtures, social events etc. are available on the website

Bingo at The Bell – the next session of Bingo will be on Tuesday June 4 with Eyes Down at around 8.30pm.

Pub Lunches – the monthly lunches which started more than 2 years ago as a way of supporting our village pub and as a way of getting together have now gone twice monthly. A roast dinner is now on the menu for the lunch on the second Wednesday of every month. The next one will be on Wednesday June 12. Excellent value of £6.50 for main meal , pudding and tea or coffee. Please contact Ann Hooton on 208306 for more information and to book your place.

Aylesbury Choral Society – Summer Workshop Saturday June 8 - Aylesbury Choral Society is holding a day’s workshop on the much loved Mozart Requiem, but with a twist. It shall be a new edition of the Requiem by Benjamin Gunnar Cohrs. The Society is delighted to be able to offer the opportunity for everyone to take part in the first workshop in the UK and possibly Europe on this edition. Cohrs is an expert on the music of Mozart and everyone is welcome. The Requiem in not a difficult piece to master, so bring your friends for a wonderful day out with a performance in the early evening. The day costs £15 (free for members of Aylesbury Choral Society) which includes the cost of the music which you can keep. (Please bring a Novello, Barenreiter or other edition if you have one) and will be held at St Nicholas Church, Cuddington starting at 9.30am with Registration followed by 4 sessions throughout the day with Peter Leech, the Society’s Musical Director. A performance of the piece shall commence at 5pm for approximately 1 hour. There will be several breaks during the day. Please bring your own refreshments. Please go to the website to download an application form and for more details.
 Aylesbury Choral Society have produced their own CD, available to purchase at £12 per copy. A sample of the recording can be heard by going to the Our CD page on their website.

First World War Commemorative Event 2014 – AVDC, Aylesbury Historic Society and Community Impact Bucks are hosting a meeting to consult with local residents as to how Aylesbury Vale should remember the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. The meeting will take place on Tuesday June 18 at 6pm at The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury. Light refreshments will be available. Please contact Claire Paine on 01296 585826 or email if you would like to become involved.