Thursday, 6 November 2014

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Haddenham Film Festival
The Haddenham and District Film festival when 8 classic films from 8 decades will be screened in venues around Haddenham will be opened on Friday November 14 by acclaimed producer Jeremy Thomas CBE, the leading British film producer who will introduce his Oscar winning “The Last Emperor” at the Bernard Hall, Cuddington at 7.30pm. The two festival films to be shown in Long Crendon are Brighton Rock on Saturday 15 at 7.30pm and The Rocket on Sunday 16 at 3.00pm. Both films will be shown in the Community Library, with its large screen, new projection/audio equipment and comfy seats. Refreshments will be available.
Details of all films and tickets can be obtained on the website or telephone Roger Rickard on 01844 291614

Christmas at The Bell
The Christmas menu is now available at The Bell for meals from Monday December 1 until December 24. It offers a two course meal for £19.95 or 3 courses for £23.95 including a traditional roast turkey Christmas meal, roast lamb or vegetarian alternative. Please book with Sharon on 01844 208077 or email

Parish Council Meeting 
The November meeting of the Parish Council will be held in the village hall on Monday November 17 at 7.30pm. Please see the notice board for details of the minutes of the meeting held in October and for the agenda for the November meeting. There is the opportunity at the beginning and end of the meeting to bring up any matters of concern or to comment on the meeting.

Elevensies - Saturday November 15 - Real Coffee, specialist teas and home made cakes by Chearsley Bakers will be on sale in Chearsley village hall on Saturday November 15 from 10.00am until 1.00pm where there will also be a Mini Food Fair with seasonal gifts and goodies for sale. Beryl’s crocheted blankets for £15 will also be on sale. All proceeds will go to the 3 New Bells fund. If anyone has any gifts or cakes they can donate, please bring them along, or contact Alicia Howard.

Chearsley W.I. hold their next meeting on Tuesday November 18 in the village hall at 2.00pm when Louise Reed dressed in character will be talking about Emmeline Pankhurst. Non W. I. Members are very welcome to come for the afternoon at a cost of £4.00.

Monthly Pub Lunch - please let me know if anyone is interested in joining this little group of regular diners at the next Pub Lunch on Wednesday November 19. There is a choice of menu Phone me on 208913. The Christmas Roast Turkey lunch will be on Wednesday December 10 costing £12 per person. Everyone is welcome to come.

Chearsley Cricket Club AGM - this will be held in the cricket pavilion on Monday November 24 at 7.30pm. If you would like to receive advance copies of the agenda, please contact Terry Gadsby . Larry Greenfield is standing down from his position of “Fun & Games”, so the club is looking for someone to take over this role.

Chearsley Cricket Club Dinner and Dance Saturday November 29
Angela Gray still has some tickets for this annual event which will be held at The Kings Hotel, Stokenchurch . Transport to and from Stokenchurch is available for £5. Tickets for the evening of dinner and dancing cost £35 each. Angela can be contacted on 01844 202105 or email

Christmas Garland Workshops
Joy Payne will be holding 2 workshops in the village hall when she will demonstrate how to make an attractive Christmas garland for the front door. These will be held on Friday November 28 at 7.00pm and Saturday November 29 at 10.00am in the village hall. All materials will be provided, just bring secateurs or sharp scissors, and the cost is £25. Please telephone Joy on 01844 208513 or email her at if you would like to take part.

Brown garden waste bins – the last collection date of the year will be on Monday November 24.

Diary Dates:
  • Sunday November 9 Morning Celebration at 10.00am at the Church, followed by service at the War Memorial. Refreshments available afterwards in the village hall.
  • Sunday November 9 Quiz at The Bell at 8.00pm - everyone welcome in teams or on your own.
  • Friday November 14 The Bell is open every Friday for Tea, Coffee and homemade cake. 10.00am to 12.00pm
  • Friday November 14 Unlock The Box at 8.30pm at The Bell. You have to be there to take part in the pub’s new weekly game. Tickets available to purchase throughout the week.
  • Saturday November 15 Elevensies for coffee, tea and homemade cakes in Chearsley Village Hall 10.00am-1.00pm in aid of the 3 New Bells
  • Sunday November 16 Said Communion at 9.00am
  • Sunday November 16 Meat Raffle at The Bell at 3.00pm
  • Monday November 17 Parish Council Meeting in the village hall at 7.30pm
  • Tuesday November 18 W. I. Meeting in the village hall at 2.00pm
  • Wednesday November 19 Pub Lunch at The Bell at 12.30
  • Sunday November 23 Toy Service at 10.00am