Thursday, 17 October 2013

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Parish Council October 14 – this meeting was postponed as a mark of respect for the death of Clare Clark’s husband, Peter who had died a few days before after a short illness. Clare is the clerk to the Council. Love and sympathies go to Clare and her family.

Election for a new councillor
– the vacancy which exists for a councillor on the Parish Council will be decided by an election in the village to take place on Thursday November 21.

Steak Night Tuesday October 22 from 6.30 to 9.00pm - a choice from 3 types of steak are on the menu. Fillet at £19.95; Sirloin at £15.50 and rump at £14.95 including mushroom, or peppercorn or Stilton sauce and all served with chunky chips, Portobello mushroom, grilled tomato and peas. Please book as soon as possible by ringing Sharon at The Bell on 208077 or email

Pumpkins at The Bell – Put your imagination to work and dress a pumpkin and bring it to be judged at The Bell on Tuesday October 29. Size doesn’t matter, (the competition is not about the heaviest this year) neither does style – the pumpkin can be smart, scary, sophisticated, whatever you like. Judging will take place at 7.30pm with a prize for the Best. Good company and laughter guaranteed with the pumpkins - the usual 6 o’clock lot should still be there.

Memorial Service Sunday November 3 at 3pm – Everyone is invited to come to St Nicholas church for a Memorial Service to remember those who have shared our lives, and whose passing has left an emptiness and often an ache in the heart. It will be a service of quiet reflection with prayers, readings, music and a short talk with an opportunity to light a candle as an act of remembrance for a loved one. Looking back often evokes sadness, but can also bring thankfulness as times of happiness and enjoyment are also remembered.

Rock Choc Church – Sunday November 17 at 6pm - this meeting is aimed at younger people in year 5 and above to get together in the Church for loud music, hot chocolate and cake chat, debates, fun and laughter with John Wynburn. Parents are welcome to stay and share a glass of mulled wine or tea or coffee at the back of the church. It is hoped to arrange more sessions in the future.

Chearsley Cricket Club Christmas Dinner - Saturday December 7 – this will be held again at Studley Wood Golf Club with dinner, dancing, raffle and auction. Tickets are £35 each available from John Howard on 07970 651326 or email All money raised from the event will go to maintaining and improving the club facilities and developing the very successful Junior section which had 80 youngsters signed up this season.

Christmas Gift Fair at Waddesdon Plant Centre – this will be held in the glass house at the Plant Centre from Thursday November 7 until Sunday 10 from 10.30am to 4.30pm, where there will be over 50 stalls selling local arts and crafts, home ware and original British gifts. Please note that Waddesdon Manor will not be open then – it closes on October 27 to prepare for Christmas ready to open again on November 13.