Thursday, 15 May 2014

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Lunch Club at The Bell - Everyone is welcome to come along. There is no commitment to come regularly, no joining fee . It was originally set up a few years ago by Community Impact Bucks with Ann Hooton as the Chearsley link to offer villagers with little social life an opportunity to enjoy a cheap meal of £6.50 at The Bell each month. This has now evolved to twice a month, with a roast dinner on one of the days. If you are now retired or have the time to come, please give it a try. It is also a way of helping keep The Bell successful. The next meal will be on Wednesday May 28 at 12.30pm. There is a choice of menu to choose from – cottage pie, quiche or prawn risotto followed by apple pie, lemon tart, viennetta, cheese and biscuits and a cup of tea or coffee. Please ring me on 208913 if you would like to come and to let me know your choice of menu.

Chearsley Fruit and Vegetable Show - this will be held on Saturday September 6 in the village hall. Who will have the longest runner bean or best tomatoes this year? Or the best pot plant or jam tarts – a challenge for men only. Schedules and more details will be circulated soon. There are many categories for flowers, fruit, vegetables, baking, craft, photography - a chance for everyone to enter.

Turn End Trust, Haddenham

I visited this amazing garden many years ago , probably before the Trust was established and remember it vividly. Turn End is 1 of 3 village houses, Grade 2 listed, designed and built of wood, concrete blocks and glass by Peter Aldington in the 1960s. The Charitable Trust was established in 1998 to conserve the buildings and gardens and to promote the education of building and garden design. Lord Carrington and Lord Palumbo are Patrons. The garden of less than an acre was created as a natural extension to the house, where the space has been used to create an illusion of size and has now grown into an internationally renowned garden. There is a programme of events throughout the year of Open days, garden tours, sculpture exhibitions, creative workshops and horticulture classes. Also a series of seasonal walks which can be pre-booked and cost £8.00. The next one An Early summer Walk in the company of Jackie Hunt, Turn End’s gardener, is to be held on Thursday June 5 from 10.30 until 11.30pm. More information about Turn End can be found at

1st Bernwood Forest Scout Group Long Crendon. New leaders wanted - This local scout group which offers adventures and experiences to more than 120 young people from local villages is looking to recruit and train adults, young and old to become leaders, assistant leaders and supporters of the group. No experience is necessary , just enthusiasm. Training will be provided. Scouting gives youngsters an opportunity to make new friends, build self confidence and have fun. Many children grow up today without experiencing real challenge and adventure. Scouting can make all the difference. If you have some time to spare and would like to get involved, please contact Duncan Spence, Group Scout Leader on 01844 292076. The Group are also looking for a Group Secretary to attend monthly Group meetings. There is more information about the group at

Garden Open in Cuddington - Wednesday June 11 The garden at The Old Rectory in Cuddington will be open on Wednesday June 11 from 2.00pm until 5.00pm with proceeds going to Scannappeal.

Diary Dates:
  • Sunday May 25 at 10.00am - Pet Service – back by popular demand. Bring along all your pets to celebrate all of God’s creation together with our vicar, John.
  • Sunday May 25 5pm to 7pm - Bank Holiday Sunday Barbeque in The Bell garden
  • Monday May 26 - Bank Holiday Sixes Cricket tournament at the Cricket Club
  • Wednesday May 28 - Lunch Club at The Bell – everyone welcome