Saturday, 4 July 2015

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Chearsley Midsummer Fete 2015
Congratulations to Angela Gray and her committee for organising another very successful village Fete. The weather could have been better, but it did not deter a very good turn out and resulted in almost £3,600 being raised. The Grand Draw raised over £1,100 with the bottle tombola and BBQ being the highest money raisers. Angela thanks everyone who contributed on the day and those who helped to plan the Fete.

Plant Stall at The Fete 
Rose and Laura Heybrook would like to thank all the green fingered villagers who so generously donated to the plant stall, providing a wonderful array of fruit bushes, shrubs, herbaceous, annual and vegetable plants in addition to posies, gardening equipment and books. More than £300 was raised and the few remaining plants have been donated to Cuddington Fete Plant stall on Saturday July 11.

Chearsley Cricket Club
The development of Chearsley Cricket Club reached an important milestone recently with the signing of a 50 year lease, securing its tenancy on its current home in Winchendon Road. The Club raised a glass to the Heybrook family, the owners of the cricket ground to express the Club’s sincere gratitude for all the support the family have given since the club was “reborn” in 1989. The granting of this long term lease gives the Club the opportunity to develop a cricket, sporting and leisure facility worthy of the 21st century for the benefit of the whole community of Chearsley village. The committee will now start detailed planning of an exciting future. The security of tenure will enable the club to apply for a wide range of grants to help develop the infrastructure of the club.

Farewell to John Wynburne, who has been vicar of Chearsley, Long Crendon and Nether Winchendon for 6 years is retiring at the end of August was unable to make the planned informal farewell gathering at The Bell recently. John’s last service will be held at Long Crendon Church on Sunday July 19 at 10.30am followed by refreshments in the church.

Charity Bike Ride for Bliss
Richard Tuxworth of Aylesbury Road will be riding in the 100 mile RideLondon cycling event in August, to raise money for Bliss. Richard and his wife Pam’s son, Ben, was born 13 weeks prematurely weighing only 2lb 2oz in January 2014 with very serious complications, but with good medical care at The John Radcliffe and Stoke Mandeville hospitals, Ben was able to come home in May 2014 and is now thriving and doing well.
Bliss provides vital support for parents who have to cope unexpectedly with premature and sick babies and funds research into the causes of prematurity. Donations to support Richard in his charity ride to help the work of Bliss can be made by visiting

The Bell will now be open all day Saturday and Sunday hopefully encouraging the sun to shine.

Chilton Road Closure - the road will be closed to through traffic from Monday July 20 for up to 6 weeks to enable a sewer servicing the housing development by Rectory Homes to be constructed.

Chearsley and Classic Vintage Fun Day Sunday September 13

The CCVFD website, with all details of what promises to be an even bigger and better day than last year, is now up and running. Some good photos of last year’s exhibits are on the website, including one of a very familiar, very local 2 and ½ litre black Riley, which should be on show again this year.
Anyone with a vintage or classic vehicle which they would like to display at this fantastic show in the grounds of Chearsley Cricket Club should go to the website to register, and give details. Anyone who would like to book a pitch for an auto jumble or for charity fundraising can do so via the website,or anyone who would like to place an advert in the programme. The planned programme for the day, which includes an RAF Spitfire flypast, can also be found here.

CHUF Teddy Bear Picnic
Chearsley and Haddenham Under Fives Pre-School invite everyone to join them for a teddy bear’s picnic and Fun Morning on Friday July 31 from 10.30 to 12.30pm at Chearsley Village Hall. Entry is free for games, arts and crafts, music, stories and lots of fun, squash and biscuits. There will be a bouncy castle with a charge of £1.
Please bring your own picnic, blanket, not forgetting the favourite teddy bear.

Mobile Library - this will next be in the village by The Green on Monday July 13 from 10 until 10.25am.

Cuddington Fete, which takes place in the streets around the shop and Bernard Hall, has the theme “Around The World” and will be opened by Matt Brown, children’s book writer and DJ for Heart FM, on Saturday July 11 at 2pm. Draw tickets for some good prizes are priced at £1 each and can be bought from Cuddington Village Shop.

Sunshine Club Matinee Cinema tickets are now on sale for Arthur, a comedy starring Dudley Moore, Liza Minelli and Sir John Gielgud which will be shown on Monday July 27 at 1.30pm (doors open at 1pm) at The Bernard Hall, Cuddington. Tickets cost £5 (£4 concession) which includes tea and cake during the interval can be obtained from Liz Davies on 01844 299150.
The film is 99 minutes long. Please park in the Playing Field car park at the end of Bernard Close. Drop off can be made outside the hall before going to park to leave space for disabled drivers to park near the hall.

Play Around The Parishes
AVDC and SureStart Centres are providing play, sports and arts activities for children from 1 to 11 around the villages during July and August. Chearsley is not a centre but there are days at Stone and Long Crendon when sessions have been arranged.
At the Sports Pavilion on the Playing fields in Long Crendon, sessions take place on Tuesday July 28 from 10 to 12; Tuesday August 11 from 10 to 12 and Monday August 24 from 10 to 12. At Stone, sessions take place in the Jubilee Pavilion in the War Memorial Park on Thursday August 6 from 2 to 4; Monday August 17 from 10 to 3 and Monday August 24 from 2 to 4.
There is no need to book, just turn up with your friends and family for some fun in the sun.

Diary Dates:
  • Saturday July 11 Cuddington Fete at 2pm
  • Monday July 13 Mobile library 10 to 10.25
  • Sunday July 19 Benefice Service at 10.30 at St Mary’s Church, Long Crendon to mark the retirement of John Wynburne. All are welcome. Please note that there are no other services on this day.
  • Monday July 20 Parish Council Meeting at 7.30pm in the village hall
  • Monday July 27 Sunshine Club Matinee Cinema showing of Arthur in The Bernard Hall, Cuddington at 1.30pm.
  • Friday July 31 Teddy Bear’s Picnic with Chuf at Chearsley village hall 10.30 to 12.30pm
  • Saturday September 5 Chearsley Fruit and Veg Show in the village hall
  • Sunday September 13 Chearsley Classic and Vintage Fun Day 12 to 5pm in the Cricket Field, Winchendon Road.