Friday, 28 June 2013

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Village Plan – Open Meeting for villagers on Wednesday July 17
The committee led by John Lewis are now in a position to inform the village of conclusions that have been reached on many topics, including housing, business, community and leisure, public services environment, to be included in the Plan. The meeting will beheld in the village hall on Wednesday July 17 at 7.45pm for 8.00pm start will present the draft Village Plan, including the proposed method of seeking endorsement from the village and the timetable for publication of the final Village Plan.

Hanging Basket Competition – part of Chearsley Show
Judging for this takes place in the week beginning July 22. Entry forms , available from the Shop or Joy should be completed and given to Joy Payne at 1 Bernards Close as soon as possible. In past years, entries for this has been disappointing which is surprising in view of the number of very attractive hanging baskets on view at many houses round the village. Hopefully, this year, Joy will be overwhelmed with entries!

MeadowSong Concert at Long Meadow – tickets are still available for this on the evening of Saturday July 6. Please contact Joy Payne on 01844 208513.

Retirement Party – Jean Johnson
In the time honoured tradition of the village, The Bell friends and regulars gathered to say” goodbye” to Jean who has been in The Bell kitchen for over 9 years. Informal ceremonies have been held in the bar over the years to mark many occasions, particularly birthdays, but the retirement of Jean from The Bell was a first. Jean originally came when Sue and Peter Grimsdell ran The Bell, but she continued when Ollie and Sharon took over 6 years ago to become a loyal, reliable and hardworking member of staff, looked on as part of the family, through good and bad times. Flowers and gifts were given to Jean in appreciation of her time at The Bell. She can now look forward to returning as a customer.

Fete – my thanks to everyone who has donated so generously to the jewellery and accessory stall for the fete by leaving little bags of goodies on my doorstep and to one lady in particular who has given a great deal. It should be a great stall to visit!