Thursday, 5 February 2015

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Bingo at The Bell
February’s Bingo attracted a good number, keen to have a good evening and hoping for a win. The Snowball game which now stands at £130 remains to be won another month. So, well worth coming to try your luck in March. Chelsea, who works at The Bell as a waitress, stood in for Andy (WibbleWobble) and made a great team with Paul picking out the numbers. The Raffle made £33 towards the 3 New Bells Fund. The next Bingo session will be on Tuesday March 3 at 8.30pm.

Cuddington and Dinton School 
Our local primary school has recently been placed 5th out of 214 Primary Schools in Bucks in the Department of Education Performance Tables for 2014. The figures are based on pupils’ progress and 100% was attained for reading, writing and maths. A letter of congratulations was sent by John Bercow to Kim Price, the school’s head teacher, which can be viewed on Cuddington village website here.

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Captain Dave Thomas, who has lived in Chearsley for many years, has recently been interviewed by The Daily Mail about the truth behind most common flight myths. Dave, who is British Airway’s Head of Flight Technical and Training, said that” flying has always had a bit of mystique to it. A lot of these fears stem from a lack of knowledge”. He continues to explain about turbulence, different thunderstorms, the effect of the wind on the plane and how the pilots are trained to handle different weather related issues and situations. Dave’s explanations and a very nice photo of him can be found on the Daily Mail website here.

Parcel collection and delivery service at Chearsley Shop
An excellent and reasonably priced parcel service, MyHermes is on our doorstep. Suki and Jeyan at the shop are agents for this service which has daily collections and deliveries. There are simple to follow instructions on the MyHermes website detailing the cost and what to do. I recently had a large package to send to Cornwall weighing around 7kg and it cost just over £7 to send and took a couple of days to arrive, leaving the shop on the Saturday collection and arriving in Cornwall on the Monday. Easy and efficient. The paperwork is no trouble – the bar coded address label has to be printed off and 1 copy placed in the parcel and the other taped to the parcel. Parcels or packages can also be delivered to the shop for collection at your convenience if you cannot be at home to receive them. Give it a try. It is another way of using our vital shop.

Sunshine Club Matinee Cinema 
There is a change of programme when My Fair Lady scheduled to be shown on Monday July 27can no longer be screened. Arthur, a film made in 1981 starring Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli and John Gielgud, will be shown instead. Please contact Liz Davies on 01844 299150 for more information about the Sunshine Club Matinee Cinema. The next afternoon screening will be on Monday March 23 at The Bernard Hall, Cuddington at 1.30pm when The King & I will be shown.

Parish Council Meeting - there will be a meeting of the Parish Council on Monday February 16 in the village hall at 7.30pm. A copy of the Minutes of February’s meeting and a copy of the agenda for the March meeting will be available to read on the notice board in due course. All members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend. There is a 15minute period at the beginning and end of the meeting for public comment.

Church Services at St Nicholas:
  • Sunday February 8 Morning Celebration at 10am. Evensong at 6pm 
  • Sunday February 15 Communion at 9am

Diary Dates:
  • Sunday February 8 Monthly Quiz at The Bell at 8pm
  • Wednesday February 11 Pub Lunch at 12.30pm
  • Saturday February 14 Rugby at The Cricket Club England v Italy kick off at 2.30pm. followed by Ireland v France at 6pm. Valentine’s Meal in The Bell, please book
  • Monday February 16 Parish Council Meeting at the Village hall at 7.30pm.
  • Tuesday February 17 Pancakes on the menu at lunchtime and evening at The Bell. Pancake party at the church from 2pm