Thursday, 9 July 2015

Village News

UPDATE: Please note that the Benefice Service to mark the retirement of John Wynburne at St Mary’s Church, Long Crendon on Sunday July 19th is at 10:00am.

with Margaret Morbey

Chearsley Cricket Club
The season has already been a very exciting one for the club despite the on field performance of the senior teams where there is room for improvement, but there are now over 100 juniors on the books (including 30 girls) which will help to build a much wider “talent pool” for the future. The Club has also entered into a new sponsorship agreement with Alcatel, the mobile phone manufacturers, which has enabled the Club to purchase a mobile practice net, which has been a wonderful addition to the midweek training sessions. The club also has a full range of “designer label” sportswear which can be viewed and purchased on the club website

Aunt Sally
A “Chearsley Cricketers” team play in Division 4 of the Bicester & District Aunt Sally League during the summer. “Aunt Sally” is a traditional pub game which is still played locally. League and cup matches are played on Wednesday evenings on a home and away basis at Chearsley Cricket Club ground. Spectators are welcome to come up to the Club house, where the bar is open. If you are interested in playing, please contact Adam Lazaruk on 07865 093154.

Classic Vintage Fun Day
Sunday September 13 Plans are well in hand for this major fund-raising event for Chearsley Cricket Club. Chief organiser Fred Crawford would be pleased to hear from anyone who can help beforehand or on the day. Phone Fred on 07739 915559. Full details of the day can be viewed by going to where there is an easy link to give details of a classic car you wish to show on the day.
If you would like to support the day by sponsorship, there is a personal sponsorship of £25 to include acknowledgement in the event programme. A Company sponsorship of £100 would include a full colour page advert in the event programme. Please contact John Howard on 07970 651326.

EasyFundraising for Chearsley Village Hall
My recent online purchase of a lawnmower from HomeBase has earned £1 for the new village hall! This might not sound like very much, but every little helps. I had previously registered at which generates free donations by around 3,000 retailers who will pay Chearsley village hall a percentage of your online spend – for free.
In brief, users of easyfundraising pay the usual price and the retailer makes the donation. It is very easy to register and you can agree to download a tool from the site which will remind you to donate, which is what happened with my recent purchase and another £1 goes towards £25 already raised for the new hall.

Parish Council Meeting - the July meeting of the Parish Council will be on Monday July 20 at 7.30. Everyone is welcome to attend and voice any concerns or problems they may have during the open sessions at the beginning and end of the meeting. Minutes of June’s meeting are displayed on the noticeboard together with the agenda for July’s meeting.

Lighthouse in Thame
Mike Hill, the chairman of Lighthouse Thame, has put out an appeal to local vicars for volunteers to help with this year’s Lighthouse scheme which runs from Monday July 27 to Friday 31 at Thame Showground. Volunteers must be aged 17 or over and be part of their church congregation and recommended by the vicar. 910 children have registered for this year’s week, but unless more volunteers are found if not for the whole week for a couple of days, some children will be unable to attend. See the website for details of how to help and contact Linda Newton, in charge of helpers on 01844 260065.

Dementia Support
Bucks Age UK at Meadowcroft, Aylesbury, can provide support, and a listening ear for anyone who looks after someone with dementia. They offer the opportunity for carers to talk about their concerns and feelings in an impartial and non-judgemental environment with support, advice and information. If you think you, or someone you know would benefit from this service, please contact Yolande Smith on 01296 431911 or email

Diary Dates:
  • Sunday July 19 Benefice Service at 10.00 (not 10:30 as previously advertised!) 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. Phone Liz Davies on 01844 299150 for tickets
  • 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.