Thursday, 25 July 2013

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Final Draft of the Village Plan – Many months of hard work by many people on the Topic Groups and Steering Committee have now led to the Final Draft being published which is available to view here. Alternatively, the plan can be viewed by email, by emailing a request to, or a printed copy can be delivered by calling 01844 202791. Observations on the document are sought and need to be submitted by Friday August 16. These will be reviewed and incorporated as appropriate into a Final Plan document which is expected to be published in September. Villagers will then be invited to vote on adopting the document. This is the last chance to influence the content of the Chearsley village Plan before it is put to the vote. So don’t miss the opportunity.

Cuddington Post Office temporary closure for the week beginning Monday August 5 – a new floor is being laid in Cuddington Post Office and stores and will be closed for a week. The shop will be temporarily housed in Bernard Hall, but the Post Office will be closed from Monday August 5 until Monday August 12.

Play around the Parishes Monday August 12 from 12noon Cuddington Playing Fields - A free event of 2 hours of fun for children aged 1 to 11 with crafts, toys, giant games, bouncy castle, facepainting from 12 noon on Cuddington Playing Fields or in the Bernard Hall if wet. Hosted by AVDC in partnership with SureStart Children’s Centres. Please ring Venetia Davies on 07717 834606 for more information.

Eric Carte - Chearsley’s well known actor and host of Chearsley Fete is again appearing at The Mill at Sonning Dinner Theatre from July 25 until August 24 and then from September 6 until September 28 in a comedy “Who’s Under Where?” written by Marcia Kash and Doug Hughes. Several regular and popular actors at The Mill combine their comic talent with a very funny script guaranteeing an evening of pure fun - Jane and Sybil are on the verge of selling their Passion Fashion Wear to a famous Italian designer. That’s before the unexpected arrival of their jealous husbands, bent on sabotage with hilarious consequences. The Mill , an intimate theatre seating 215 in a semi circle around the stage, is situated on the banks of the River Thames and celebrates more than 30 years of entertainment. Uniquely, as the only dinner theatre in the United Kingdom, it has gained unrivalled praise both nationally and internationally. The price of the ticket includes 2 course dinner, coffee as well as a seat for the show. The Mill is offering 4 tickets for the price of 3 on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Phone the booking office on 0118 9698000 or book tickets through the Mill at Sonning website.

Juniors Awards Ceremony at Chearsley Cricket Club - The thriving junior section celebrated another successful season. There are now around 80 junior members, and 60 regularly attend Tuesday evening coaching sessions with new coach Dave Richards, supported by a group of the club’s younger players. The club fielded a boys and girls Under 9 team in the Aylesbury and District Midweek league as well as teams at Under 11, Under 13 and Under 15 age groups. At the recent Awards Ceremony all players were awarded a commemorative medal and awards were given for the best batsman, best bowler, team player and most improved player in each age group. Catherine Miller who has been Director of Juniors for 5 years and has worked tirelessly to make Junior Cricket the success it is today is retiring from her post at the end of the season.

Chearsley Cricket Club 100 Club - The Club is still looking for new members for its 100 club which has just started again and runs through until May 2014. Proceeds from the 100 club contribute to the improvement of practice and playing facilities of junior and senior cricket players and gives supports a chance to win some money. The cost is £2 per month and the draws are held on the last Saturday of each month with about 50% of the proceeds being awarded as prizes. The more members there are, the more the prize money increases. Please email Louisa Gadsby at or phone her on 07738 220842 for an application form.

3 New Bells for St Nicholas Church – The Meadowsong event held recently was a great success on a beautiful evening and raised nearly £2,500. This brings the total collected so far to around £24,00, nearly half way to the target.

Parish Council Meeting – The meeting planned for Monday July 29 has had to be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Please see the noticeboard for details of the altered date.