Thursday, 11 June 2015

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Parish Council Meeting - I was unable to attend the meeting this month, so hopefully missed nothing of vital importance. The Minutes of this meeting will be displayed on the noticeboard a few days before the next meeting which will be on Monday July 20 at 7.30pm in the village hall.

Dadbrook House Garden
This was a very successful weekend raising over £5000 for The Finley Newell Mobility and Equipment Fund. Finley, the grandson of Liz and Steve Davies of Cuddington is nearly 2 and has Type 2 Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a rare neuromuscular condition which leaves him unable to walk.

Charity Raffle for Finley Tickets are on sale priced £5 for a 2’8” metal sculpture designed and created by Toby Sampson of Chearsley, featuring flowers and insects in a pot for the garden. It can be viewed in The Bell where tickets are on sale. The draw will take place during the Fete on Saturday June 20. All proceeds will go towards The Finley Newell Mobility and Equipment Fund.

Fibre Broadband is now active in Chearsley Long Crendon 6 cabinet is now live, which means Chearsley residents are able to obtain quicker internet speeds of 40 – 80 Mbps depending on how far a property is from the cabinet. It will not happen automatically as an engineer will have to visit your premises to install necessary equipment. Contact your internet service provider about how to order fibre broadband. Prices are affordable starting at around £16.50 per month for home users.

Chearsley W. I. The next meeting will be on Tuesday June 23 in the village hall when a talk will be given by Sir Stuart Hampson, former Chairman of The John Lewis Partnership. Everyone is very welcome to come to this talk at 2.15pm. Entry is £4 which includes tea and cake.

Best Kept Village Competition The village looks ready for inspection after the litter pick on Saturday June 6 when the benches on The Green were also given a new lease of life including the bench by the War Memorial which has now been moved to be of more use on The Green.

Midsummer Fete June 20 The day of our Fete is drawing near. Contributions to the various stalls are still needed, so please try to find items you can donate, or find the time to make cakes for the cake stalls and teas. If you can come in the morning to help get everything ready , a job will be found for you. Hopefully the weather will be sunny and warm and it will be another successful and happy village day.

Meadowsong Saturday July 4 at 6.30pm Tickets are now on sale for this evening in the lovely garden, Long Meadow, Dark Lane of Paul and Ann Persson. International singers, Paul Shinar and Laura Feely will be presenting High as a Flag, entertainment suitable for all the family. Bring a rug and picnic or take advantage of the bar and barbeque selling chilled wine and beers, hot dogs and burgers. Tickets can be bought from Joy Payne at £15 each. Free for children and all monies raised go to the final fund of The 3 New Bells at St Nicholas church. Phone Joy on 01844 208513.

Maurice is rescued Lin and Roger Pinkert were able to help out with their JCB on Saturday June 6 when they came to the rescue of a cat called Maurice who had been stuck in a tree in the footpath by The Old Grainstore in Crendon Road for 3 days. Maurice is owned by Paul Kingsman of Bingo calling fame who went up in the JCB bucket to coax Maurice to safety. Nic Brown was on hand to help and take photos of the adventure.

Nether Winchendon Fete is being held on Saturday June 13 from 2pm in the grounds of Nether Winchendon House. A lovely country village fete in beautiful grounds with home made cakes, plants stall, tractor rides and the usual fete attractions, including a live steam model railway.

Turn End House The house and garden will be open on Sunday June 28 from 2 to 5.30pm. Entry costs £15. No charge for children. This is a rare opportunity to view inside the house, one of 3 award-winning village homes in Haddenham, designed and built by architect Peter Aldington in the 1960s. He and his wife will be on hand to discuss the house and garden and Jackie Hunt, head gardener will be able to explain the different planting styles. To reserve a place, please phone 07591 018601 or email

Church Services at St Nicholas:
  • Sunday June 14 Morning Celebration at 10am with Tearfund speaker. Evensong at 6pm
  • Sunday June 21 Communion at 9am

Diary Dates:
  • Saturday June 13 Nether Winchendon Fete at Nether Winchendon House from 2pm
  • Saturday and Sunday June 13 and 14 Magna Carta Celebrations in Long Crendon
  • Sunday June 14 Village England at The Bernard Hall
  • Monday June 15 Mobile Library at The Green from 10 to 10.25am
  • Saturday June 20 Chearsley Midsummer Fete 1pm. Disco and Band in the evening at The Bell and on The Green
  • Saturday June 20 Music in Quiet Places Cuddington church at 7.30pm
  • Tuesday June 23 W. I. In the village hall at 2.15 All welcome to come to hear speaker Sir Stuart Hampson
  • .Wednesday June 24 Pub lunch at The Bell. Contact Sharon at The Bell if you would like to come along.
  • Sunday June 28 Turn End house and garden open 2 to 5.30pm
  • Saturday July 4 MeadowSong at 6pm at Long Meadow, Dark Lane in aid of the 3 New Bells