Thursday, 4 June 2015

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Chearsley Midsummer Fete - this will take place on The Village Green on Saturday June 20 from 1pm. A fun day out for all the family and will include a Murder Mystery, bouncy castle, face painting, coconut shy, animal show, tractor rides, sheep shearing, tombola, cream teas, plants, cakes, books, jewellery, toys and other stalls. Buy your raffle tickets at a £1 each for a chance to win one of a number of excellent prizes, including a weekend for 4 at Butlins, A Day at The Races and a £100 cash prize. There will be a BBQ during the day and children’s games in The Bell garden. The fun continues in the evening when there will be curry or fish and chips at The Bell and dancing to a band and disco. Donations for the stalls are still needed as well as help on the day setting up and clearing up. Please come to the Green at 10.20 on Saturday morning to help. Proceeds from this year’s Fete will be divided between a village defibrillator, the church, village hall and village trust. Contact Angela Gray on 01844 202105 for more information.

Temporary Road Closure on June 20
Except for access, the roads around The Green and Church Lane will have a temporary prohibition of traffic from 9am to 6pm with the closure on the road past The Bell in place until 10pm. Alternative routes can be via School Lane, Dark Lane, Watts Green and Shupps Lane. Please respect and tolerate this temporary closure for the safety of everyone involved with the Fete and evening activities at The Bell.

June at The Bell
Bingo evenings have now finished for the Summer with many thanks to Paul Kingsman our experienced caller. At June’s Bingo, the snowball game is still going and now stands at £220. The raffle raised £30 towards a new village hall. The next session will be held on Tuesday September 1 at 8.30pm. The monthly Sunday Quiz takes place on June 14 when the questions are being set by the girls’ team. This starts at 8pm. Father’s Day can be celebrated with lunch on Sunday June 21. Please call Sharon to book your table. Fridays continue to have Coffee ‘n cake mornings from 10 to 12 noon, when £3.50 buys coffee or tea and a piece or maybe 2 of homemade cake. Chase The Ace happens every Friday evening. Tickets are available to buy throughout the week and on the night for a chance to win £50 and £10 donated to charity of the winner’s choice and a share of the final grand prize if an Ace is found. 2 have already been found. So, 2 to go. Saturdays continue to have a Bonus Ball draw when up to £45 can be won with the right lucky number. On Sunday June 28 there will be a BBQ from 4 to 7.30 with hotdogs, burgers, kebabs, pasta, salads, strawberries and cream and hopefully warm weather.

A Best Kept Village Litter Pick will be held on Saturday June 6 at 10.30am. Please meet outside The Bell with your own gloves – bags will be available and help to tidy up the village before judging of The Best Kept Village Competition takes place sometime this month. This year there are a record number of entries. The judges are looking for well kept open spaces, community facilities and evidence of communal involvement. The results will be announced by the middle of July. Chearsley did well last year. Hopefully, this year we can be winners in our section.

Bucks Open Studios
Over 500 artists will have their work on view at 200 different venues in Bucks during 2 weeks from June 6 until June 21. To celebrate 30 years of Open Studios in Bucks there is a FanFare exhibition at Bucks County Museum on now until July 4. Entry is free. At The Old Place, Lower Church Street, Cuddington, Straitons At Cuddington, a working studio will be open when you can see textiles, collage, oils, drawings and sculptures by the Straiton family. The studio will be open Saturday June 6, Sunday 7, Friday 12, Saturday 13, Sunday 14, Friday 19 and Saturday 20 Sunday 21. Opening times are Fridays 11 to 6 and Saturday and Sundays noon until 6pm. In Haddenham, over 20 venues can be visited, including Turn End which is open from Saturday June 13 until Sunday 21 from 11am to 5pm. Please visit for more information.

Church Services at St Nicholas:
  • Sunday June 7 Family communion at 10am and Junior Church
  • Sunday June 14 Morning Celebration at 10am with Tearfund speaker. Evensong at 6pm
Diary Dates:
  • Saturday June 6 Litter Pick at 10.30am. Meet outside The Bell
  • Saturday and Sunday June 6 and 7 Dadbrook Garden open from 2 until 6pm
  • Monday June 8 Parish Council Meeting at 7.30pm in the village hall – new date.
  • Saturday and Sunday June 13 and 14 Magna Carta Celebrations in Long Crendon
  • Sunday June 14 Village England at The Bernard Hall, viewings at 3, 4.30 and 6pm.
  • 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
  • Saturday July 4 MeadowSong at 6pm at Long Meadow, Dark Lane in aid of the 3 New Bells