Thursday, 18 July 2013

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Parish Council Meeting - change of date. The July meeting will now be held in the village hall on Monday July 29 at 7.30pm. Please see the notice board for confirmation of this and details of the last meeting’s minutes and the agenda for the coming meeting.

Best Kept Village
Congratulations to us all for being a runner up this year, together with Hyde Heath, for the Morris Cup for small villages. The winner is Great Brickhill. This is only our second year of entering this annual competition which is sponsored by Bucks County Council, Aylesbury Vale District Council, Wycombe District Council and Motts Coaches. This year there were 57 entries for all of the categories and the judges were impressed with the high standard of all entries, and commented that Buckinghamshire as a whole and not just the best kept villages is in remarkably good shape. The judges look at the care, cleanliness, maintenance and community input of a village which does not necessarily mean the most beautiful village, with the emphasis on “best kept”. They congratulated the litter pickers and volunteers who make such an effort to keep their communities tidy and well cared for. In Chearsley, most of us are keen to see our village litter free and constantly make efforts to kept it that way, appreciate how the village green and other grassed areas are kept mown, are aware of and regret the carelessness of lorries showing little respect for our sunken lanes and verges - all making us concerned and rightly proud of how our village looks. Thanks to the Parish Council for entering us into this competition and for this year’s success. Well done to Cuddington, who are this year’s winners of the Tindall Cup for being The Best of The Best.

Open Gardens in Cuddington - Sunday July 28 If the weather continues to be as lovely as it has been these past weeks, visiting gardens in our neighbouring Best Kept Village will be very pleasant. Several gardens are open under the NGS Open Gardens Scheme from 2 until 6pm. Admission is £5 with free entry for accompanied children for all 5 gardens, including Tyringham Hall.

Teas in aid of Sunshine Club – Sunday July 28 Teas will be available as part of the Open Gardens afternoon at Tyringham Hall with the proceeds going to the Sunshine Club, which provides a social meeting every 2 weeks for the older person in Chearsley and Cuddington and Nether Winchendon.