Friday, 7 August 2015

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Local Break-ins
An industrial unit in Winchendon Road, Chearsley was broken into overnight Monday August 3 and Tuesday 4. A chainsaw was stolen. This is being linked to several allotment sheds and outbuildings in Quainton Road, Waddesdon which were broken into on the same night when a strimmer and broken hedge cutter were stolen. Chearsley Cricket Club has also been broken into the previous week when money was stolen.
Anyone who has any information about these incidents is asked to contact the 24hr service 101. The local neighbourhood Policing team based at Waddesdon consider that the Waddesdon area is generally a safe area and it is hoped that these are isolated incidents, but it serves as a reminder that the security of sheds and garages should be checked. Several offences in an around Stone have occurred recently mostly targeting tools and other valuable items left in vehicles overnight.

Turn End Gardening Workshop Thursday August 20
Time to take cuttings and plan ahead for Autumn and winter and learn how to propagate your own plants. This workshop is from 10 until 4pm and costs £50 and is based in the potting shed, originally a Victorian coach house at Turn End. The day will provide a chance to explore Turn End’s garden and gather hints and tips on propagation from expert horticulturist, Lindsay Engers. Current gardener Jackie Hunt and former gardener Dawn Meadows will also be there to share experiences and explain techniques. Please phone 07591 018601 or email

Sculpture in the Garden at Turn End continues from August 8th until the 16th from 11 until 6pm with free entry.

Bank Holiday Sunday BBQ at The Bell
The sun always shines on Bank Holiday Sundays,(!) and The Bell’s lovely garden is just the place to be for a BBQ from 4.30 until 7.30pm with plenty of space and play equipment for the children while the adults enjoy a glass of something delicious. Make the most of the last weekend of the Summer holidays before the school term starts again.

Garden Party and Fashion Show and Sale Sunday August 30 at 2pm
Tickets are on sale for this fashion show and sale of affordable clothes and cream teas in the lovely garden of Tyringham Hall, Cuddington. Monies raised will go to funds for the Sunshine Club which serves Cuddington, Nether Winchendon and Chearsley. Please phone 01844 299150 for more information and tickets.

Chearsley Classic and Vintage Fun Day
Sunday September 13 sees the 4th year of this increasingly successful annual event at Chearsley Cricket Club, Winchendon Road to raise money for the junior section of Chearsley Cricket Club. Entry is free for fun for all the family and the gates will be open at 12 noon. It is expected that there will be over 150 classic and vintage vehicles on show, with steam engines, vintage bus trips round surrounding Midsummer Murder land, refreshments of tea and cake, BBQ, licensed bar, live music, together with Arts and Crafts Stalls, children’s games and mini fun fair culminating in a Spitfire fly past.
Entries are now being accepted for all classic and vintage vehicles and registration can easily be achieved by going to and clicking on registering a vehicle. Anyone who would like a pitch for auto jumble or for charity fund-raising or a trade stand can also apply on the website, where full details of the day can be found.

Services at St Nicholas:

  • Sunday August 16 9am Communion
Diary Dates:
  • Saturday August 8 – Sunday 16 Sculpture in The Garden at Turn End from 11 to 6pm Free entry.
  • Sunday August 30 Sunshine Club garden Party Fashion show and sale 2pm at Tyringham Hall
  • Sunday August 30 BBQ at The Bell 4.30 to 7.30pm
  • 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.
  • Monday September 21 Parish Council Meeting at 7.30pm in the village hall