Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Theatre in the Villages - Friday October 18 at Chearsley Village Hall - Diary of a Nobody The trustees of the village hall are very pleased to host another performance this year as part of this scheme funded by Aylesbury Vale, South Bucks and Wycombe District Councils. Diary of a Nobody is a new adaptation of George & Weedon Grossmith’s classic comic Victorian novel of suburban life, which strikes many contemporary chords. Charles Pooter is a clerk in 1880’s London who records in his diary the aspirations, trials and tribulations of his life both at the office and at home – a life involving insolent junior employees, his long suffering wife, Carrie and the escapades and scrapes of his son, Lupin, Suitable for 14+ years. An evening of comedy and song. The performance starts at 8,00pm. A bar will be open for drinks beforehand and during the interval. Tickets cost £12 and are available from me, Margaret Morbey on 01844 208913 email or Tony Fleetwood on 01844 201176 email Please book early as seats are limited.

Scams do happen in Chearsley - I have learned of a scam which happened to two Chearsley villagers recently , when the driver of a car parked in the gateway of “Toby’s” field, just down on the left hand side of Aylesbury Road towards Cuddington, flagged them down as they were travelling towards Aylesbury. He had a very convincing and plausible “sob” story that he was very short of petrol and was on his way to see his baby in hospital and could he borrow some money to buy petrol in exchange for the rings on his fingers. All this was conveyed in very poor English,(he was possibly eastern European) in great upset and distress and enough to appeal to the good nature of his intended victims. The upshot was that the rings were found to be worthless, being brass. The police have advised that this is not the first scam of its kind in this area – an affluent area targeted for good natured people used to trusting and wanting to help someone in apparent trouble.

Parish council meeting – the next Parish Council meeting is due to be held in the village hall on Monday October 14 at 7.30pm. Please see the notice board for confirmation of this and for details of the Minutes of the last meeting and the proposed agenda for this meeting. There is a public session at the beginning of the meeting for members of the public to put any problems or voice concerns to the Council.

The Bell - Some special events are being held at The Bell this month, the next one being Dessert Night on Tuesday 8. On offer will be a choice of 5 desserts or a trio of mini portions for £5.95. Booking essential as Sharon needs to know how many puddings to make. Email her or call in to book.
Next is a Steak Night on Tuesday October 22 and booking for this is also required. The Bell continues to offer 2 meals for £10 on Tuesdays to Thursdays. Friday Nights are Fish Nights with 2 fish and chips and a bottle of wine for £25. The Meat Raffle when a ticket for £2 could win you a meat prize from either Sherwin’s of Long Crendon or Orchard View Farm, Little Meadle, is drawn Sunday lunchtimes. Tickets available to buy all week.