Thursday, 26 March 2015

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Stand for Election as a Parish Councillor - details of how to apply are now on the notice board and can be found here. Nomination forms must be hand delivered to AVDC by 4pm on April 9. Please contact the Clerk, Clare Clark at for more information.

Annual Parish Meeting
Chearsley Parish Council invite all members of the Parish to this meeting on Monday April 20 at 8pm in the village hall. This is an opportunity to have your say about what goes on in the village and to hear about current projects. Members of the Parish Council will be in the hall at 7.30pm for informal discussions. Items on the agenda for discussion are kerbing and damage to lanes, traffic calming, and the Best Kept Village Competition.
Any other suggestions for topics to be included on the agenda would be very welcome by the Parish Council. Please contact Clare Clark on 01844 201206 or email There will also be a report from the District councillor and County Councillor, Chairman’s Question and Answer Session, financial report, village projects report, police report, Village Hall report, Village Trust report, Neighbourhood watch report, car pool report and cricket club report.

New Development on the site of the Millennium Playing Fields, Chilton Road.
Rectory Homes will be starting building work at this site very shortly. The Site Manager is Brian White who can be contacted at with any concerns or problems in this connection.

April at The Bell Easter Sunday April 5 Easter Egg Hunt in The Bell Garden with sausage and bacon baps available. Monthly Bingo will be held as usual on the first Tuesday of the month April 7 and the monthly Sunday Quiz on April 12.
There is a new game Chase The Ace now started on Friday evenings. Tickets costing £1 can be bought throughout the week, but not on the Friday evening, ready for the draw at 8.30pm on Fridays for the chance to win £50. Picking an Ace gives you the chance to win a share of the total prize fund when all 4 aces have been found. It is a very popular evening, so the advice is to get to The Bell early if you wish to have a seat.
2 Meals for £15 are on offer on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The Meat Raffle continues on Sunday afternoons at 3pm.

Call My Cheese and Wine Bluff
The 3 new bells were installed in the tower at St Nicholas Church just before Christmas. There is still a small amount to raise to pay off the whole project. Another fun fundraising evening will take place on April 18 Call My Cheese and Wine Bluff in the village hall when a panel of “experts” will tease your knowledge and taste buds. Contact Joy on 208513 or Jeremy on 201611 for tickets which cost £15 each.  See poster.

Chearsley Cricket Club Annual End of Season Dinner and Dance – this will be held on Saturday October 17 at The Kings Hotel, Stokenchurch, the same venue as last year’s successful evening.

New Multifit Fitness class on Mondays at Haddenham Youth Centre. Bucks County Council adult learning have a new course starting on Monday April 20 for 10 weeks until July 13 from 10.45 until 11.45am. The cost is £53. Each session will offer a variety of fitness activities to ultimately improve all round fitness and will be suitable for all ages. More information can be found by visiting or by phoning 01296 382403 to book your place.

Church Services at St Nicholas:
  • Tuesday March 31 Compline will be said at 8pm with meditations
  • Maundy Thursday April 2 Holy Communion at 8pm
  • Good Friday April 3 Service for Good Friday at 10am A service of quiet reflection on the last week of the life of Jesus Easter Day
  • Sunday April 5 Easter Garden Service and Communion at 10am
  • Details of other services at Nether Winchendon and Long Crendon and Pew Sheets for the week can be found on-line on the St Nicholas web-page.

Diary Dates:
  • Sunday March 29 Devotional Service at St Mary's Long Crendon at 6pm. A service of music, readings and hymns.
  • Monday March 30 Footsteps Easter Holiday Fun at Chearsley village hall 10 to 1pm.
  • Friday April 3 Chase the Ace – chance to win £50 every Friday at 8.30pm
  • Sunday April 5 Easter Egg Hunt in The Bell Garden Sausage and bacon baps available
  • Sunday April 5 The weekly Meat Raffle
  • Tuesday April 7 Bingo at The Bell at 8.30pm – good cash prizes. Special meal deal for bingo players
  • Sunday April 12 Quiz at The Bell at 8pm
  • Saturday April 18 Jumble Sale in the village hall 1.30 to 3.30pm.
  • Saturday April 18 Call My Bluff in the village hall fundraising for the 3 bells.
  • Monday April 20 Annual Parish Meeting in the village hall at 8pm
  • Friday April 24 Chuf Quiz in the village hall