Thursday, 2 April 2015

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Refuse Collection - Good Friday April 3 The general refuse bins and food bins will be collected on Saturday April 4.

Stand for Election as a Parish Councillor 
Nomination forms must be with AVDC by 4pm April 9. Details of how to apply are now on the notice board and can be found here.

Footsteps in the village hall Over 80 children and adults enjoyed a morning of Easter crafts in the village hall on Monday March 30 followed by a game of “Jesus Says” and a shared lunch. The St Nicholas web has many photos showing the children enjoying the day with egg painting, egg marbling, handprint angels, Judas money bags, a crown of thorns and an Easter garden.

Plants for Fete
Now is the time to be thinking of growing flower and vegetable seeds for the garden, and maybe splitting or dividing perennials. The Heybrook family, Rose, Laura and Suzie, are running the plant stall at this year’s Midsummer Fete on Saturday June 20 and are putting out a timely request that seeds and plants are planted up with the fete in mind. If anyone needs plastic plant pots, please contact them on 208393 as they have a large selection.
Donations for stalls at the Fete - don’t take any unwanted gifts or clutter to the tip, please save them for the Fete. There will be stalls for toys, bric-a-brac, books, jewellery, handbags, scarves and accessories and the stall holders will be very grateful for any donations you can make. More details about collection will be available nearer the date of June 20.

Sunshine Club April Bazaar – Saturday April 18 A clash with the jumble sale in Chearsley hall on the same day, but no reason not to support both. This Bazaar starts at 2pm in the Bernard Hall when there will be bargains galore in clothing, household goods, books, DVDs, cakes, tombola, raffle and teas. All proceeds go to the very good service provided by the Sunshine Club for older people in Cuddington, Chearsley and Nether Winchendon.

Chuf Quiz on Friday April 24

Come and join Chearsley and Haddenham Under Fives to support their fundraising event at Chearsley village hall commencing at 8pm. Just bring your own drinks and nibbles for the evening. There will be a raffle with the chance to win excellent prizes including dining out vouchers, beauty treatment gift vouchers, days out vouchers, wine. Tickets cost £5 each for tables of 8 to 12 people. Please contact Tracy Brown on 07887 493179 or email her at to book tickets and for more information.

St George’s Day celebrations at The Bell
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This will be celebrated on Saturday April 25 at 7.30pm with a very English 2 or 3 course meal, patriotic singing, a quiz, flag waving and general jolly good English merriment. 2 courses cost £15.95 and 3 courses £19.95. The very English menu includes roast beef or fish and chips and a vegetarian option. Please book with Sharon at The Bell beforehand. Numbers are limited, so book early.

Dinton Litter Pick - Saturday March 28
Thank you very much to Dinton with Ford and Upton Parish Council for organising this recent litter blitz and all the volunteers (and there seemed to be a lot)from our nearby village, who helped clear and tidy the rubbish which scars our roads, particularly the A418. It cannot have been a pleasant or easy task. I travel this route frequently and, as everywhere else, the litter revealed by the hedge cutting is offensive to see.. Do people really just throw their unwanted rubbish out of their car windows as they travel along? It is a good idea (thank you Monica of Ford village column) for villagers to keep an old plastic bag in their pockets, so that any litter we come across in the village roads can be picked up and disposed of in our own bins.

Diary Dates:
  • Sunday April 5 Easter Garden Service and Communion at 10am. Rock Solid is cancelled.
  • Sunday April 5 Easter Egg Hunt in The Bell Garden at 11am.
  • Tuesday April 7 Bingo at The Bell with Eyes Down 8.30pm.
  • Sunday April 12 Monthly Quiz at The Bell at 8pm
  • Saturday April 18 W.I. Jumble Sale in the village hall 1.30 to 3.30pm.
  • Saturday April 18 Sunshine Club Bazaar in the Bernard Hall, Cuddington at 2pm
  • Saturday April 18 Call My Bluff in the village hall fundraising for the 3 bells 7.45 for 8pm start
  • Monday April 20 Mobile Library 10 until 10.25am
  • Monday April 20 Annual Parish Meeting in the village hall at 8pm
  • Friday April 24 Chuf Quiz in the village hall at 8pm
  • Saturday April 25 St George’s Day meal at The Bell 7.30pm. Booking essential.