Monday, 15 February 2016

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

New Village Hall update 
The plan for a new village hall has now been agreed by The Village hall Management committee and details are now available to view on the Village Hall webpage. Details of a meeting for the village to view and discuss the plan is the next step which will be made known in due course.

Steve Lock
Many villagers will have known that Steve of Manor Villas had been undergoing treatment for cancer and it is very sad to learn that Steve died on Sunday evening, February 7th, with his family around him at the home of Joy Payne, who had become a very good friend of his. His funeral will take place at St Nicholas, Chearsley, on Friday 26th February at 12:00pm.
Love and sympathies go to Joy and Steve’s family.

Shop News
The National Lottery is now at our shop. The shop has been selling scratch cards successfully for quite a while and this has now led to Chearsley shop being allowed to sell National Lottery tickets. This is good news for Sugi and Jeyan as the purchase of any National Lottery tickets at the shop will earn them a small amount of commission. So, if you are a regular supporter of the National Lottery or just feel like buying an occasional ticket, remember to buy your ticket at Chearsley Shop. Have a go, you may be lucky.

Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust- 
there will be a presentation by the Aylesbury Housing Trust on their proposals for new houses at 2 – 4 Winchendon Road. This will be held in the village hall on Tuesday February 23 from 2.30 to 7.30pm and everyone is welcome to come and have a look and discuss the plans.

Waitrose Community Charity
You may be aware that Chuf, our local pre-school, is one of the chosen charities at the moment in Waitrose in Thame. Please take every opportunity to obtain the green tokens to post in the appropriate box as you leave the store.

Chuf Quiz and Auction
Chuf is holding this fund-raising event on Friday March 4 at 8pm in Chearsley village hall. A quiz and auction of many prizes. Tickets are £5 which can be bought individually or in tables of 8 or 10. Please bring your own drinks and nibbles. A booking form can be picked up from Chuf sessions at Chearsley or Haddenham or downloaded from their website or contact Angela on 07890563597. All proceeds will be invested in Chuf for the purchase of extra equipment and materials.

Open House Lent Group
Sharon and Darren Sampson of Cloverdale, Lower Green Lane are having open evening get-togethers every Thursday during Lent. Between 8 and 9pm on these evenings until March 17 you are invited to drop in, watch a DVD clip and join in interesting debates and enjoy refreshments. Phone them on 208740 for more details.

Church Services at St Nicholas;
  • Sunday February 21 Holy Communion at 9am
Diary Dates:
  • Monday February 15 Parish Council Meeting in the village hall at 8pm
  • Monday February 22 Mobile Library from 10 to 10.25am
  • Tuesday February 23 Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust presentation 2.30 to 7.30 in the village hall
  • Wednesday February 24 Lunch at The Bell at 12.30pm. £7.50 for main meal and pudding and tea or coffee. Let me know or Sharon at The Bell if you would like to come a few days beforehand and to select your menu choice, which includes a main of chicken pie, cottage pie or scampi and chips
  • Tuesday March 1 Village Litter Pick at 10am
  • Tuesday March 1 Bingo at The Bell at 8.30pm
  • Friday March 4 at 8pm Chuf Quiz and Auction in the village hall Friday at 8pm