Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Thank You from Jean and Gladys. 
I have been asked by Jean Tribe on behalf of her and Gladys Arnott, whose husbands, John and Brian died within a day of each other last month, to thank all their friends, neighbours and everyone in the village and beyond who have offered comfort and support to them both at their time of sadness. Although nothing can replace the emptiness felt by the loss of their long time husbands, a friendly word, phone call, card or offer of help goes a long way to helping them through such a difficult and lonely time and they both appreciate this. The families are also very heartened by the generosity of many who have donated to The Florence Nightingale Hospice charity in memory of John and to The British Heart Foundation in memory of Brian.

HGV/LGV menace in Chearsley
Following the damage recently caused to the large “Give Way” sign located by the Chestnut tree in Winchendon Road by a lorry, the Parish Council have been informed by Bucks CC that in the absence of the vehicle registration number or photographic evidence there was very little prospect of securing a damages claim against the offending party. If any Chearsley resident is witness to any form of damage or other antisocial behaviour perpetrated by an LGV, please do your best to gather as much information as possible, in particular the registration number of the vehicle and photographic evidence. Date and time and location of incident should be recorded, also the vehicle type, (LGV, farm vehicle, bus etc), the direction of travel and company details if available.
The Parish Council has been in discussion with Bucks C.C. and other local villages of Ashendon, Cuddington and Westcott about the increasing numbers of LGVs using the minor roads through our villages en route to the new landfill and incinerator facilities at Calvert. There are a number of possible measures which might be taken to restrict LGVs using minor roads as short cuts rather than keeping to major roads. In order to identify the best solution, it is necessary to first gather “a body of evidence” to demonstrate the extent of the problem and it has been agreed for the Parish Council to carry out a test survey in co-operation with Ashendon, Cuddington and Westcott in the next few weeks. If you are able to help, please contact John Howard at jnh@dbmc.co.uk or phone 07970 651326.
A number of residents have also expressed concerns about the growing numbers of vehicles driving through our village at high speeds. The Parish Council will be taking specialist advice on this to establish whether effective traffic calming measures are available.

Bucks Open Studios in Chearsley
This visual arts event throughout Bucks offers the public the chance to view the work of over 500 artists and makers in over 200 different venues during 2 weeks in June. This year, it is a pleasure to learn that we have one in Chearsley. Ingrid Thorstad of 5 Church Lane will be displaying her paintings, drawings and collages entitled “Landscapes and Thoughts” for some of these 2 weeks at her home. Her work is of mixed media loosely based on themes relating to drawings and memories with semi-abstract results. You can view Ingrid’s work on Fridays 17 and 24 June from 2 to 7pm; Saturdays 18 and 25 from 11am to 5pm and Sundays 19 and 26 from 11am to 5pm.
Congratulations to Ingrid for having her work accepted for this very popular and successful arts event.

Turn End garden in Haddenham will also be open as part of The Bucks Open Studios with free admission to Sculpture in The Garden from Saturday June 18 to Sunday June 26 open daily from 11 to 6pm.

Help wanted with a Video about Chearsley
Antonia Stratford, chair of the Village Hall Management Committee would like to hear from anyone who feels able to make a short video about Chearsley which would help with the new village hall fund raising campaign. A cross section of villagers, old and young would need to be interviewed about why they would like a new village hall and what they would use it for. Please contact Antonia at antoniastratford40@gmail.com if you are interested and would like to help. The plans for the new hall submitted to AVDC on April 29 can be viewed on the Village Hall website.

Chearsley Vintage And Classic Fun Day

The fifth year of this annual family day will be held on Sunday September 11th from 12 to 6pm in the grounds of Chearsley Cricket Club. Anyone who has a vintage or classic vehicle which they would like to display is now invited to register by going to http://www.ccvfd.co.uk Last year, over 100 classic vehicles were on show. Anyone who would be interested in having a stall for auto jumble or for charity fund raising or who would like to advertise in the programme is also invited to get in touch with the organisers.
At this year’s show, which raises money for the Junior Section of Chearsley Cricket Club, there will be a flypast of both a Hurricane and a Spitfire during the afternoon. There will also be arts and crafts stalls, children games and mini fun fair, BBQ, licensed bar, live music, vintage bus trips and steam engines. A great day out for all the family with free entry.

Chearsley Birthday Celebrations for our Queen Saturday and Sunday June 11 and 12
Come and let your hair down at The Bell on Saturday June 11 at a disco with DJ starting at 8pm till late to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. Enjoy drinks and nibbles at the bar, dancing and fun. Patriotic clothing, not obligatory, would be very much appreciated by Herself who will be there to join in the fun and for photo opportunities. On Sunday, June 12 there will be a barbecue at The Bell from 12.30pm before the street party outside The Bell for children when a picnic lunch will be set up. The cost of this is £2.50 per child. Please email chearsleyvillagehall@hotmail.co.uk to book your child’s place.

Murder Mystery Night 
Please note that there is a change of date for this hall fund raising event. It will now be held on Saturday November 26 (not October 8). More details of this will be available nearer the time.

Nether Winchendon Fete Saturday June 11
This annual traditional village fete will be held in the grounds of Nether Winchendon House from 2 until 5pm with all the usual fete attractions - home -made cakes, plants, white elephant, tractor rides, unusual cars, Punch and Judy, face painting, teas, ice-creams, fun and games for the children and the Bisham Concert Band.

Cuddington Birthday Celebrations in honour of Queen Elizabeth for the Weekend of June 11 and 12.
There will be a special flower display in their church on Saturday from 10 – 12pm and 2 to 5pm. This will also be open on Sunday 12 from 2 to 5pm when the garden of Tyringham Hall will be open from 2 to 6pm when celebratory refreshments will be served.

A reminder about the change of Bin Day. This coming Wednesday, June 8 is the first week of our bins being collected on a Wednesday, when the green bins and food bins will be collected. The following week, Wednesday June 15, the recycling, blue lidded bins will be collected. Collection of the brown bins remain unchanged and they will be collected on the Monday of the week of the green bins.

Services at St Nicholas:
  • Church Sunday June 12 Morning Celebration at 10am and Evensong at 6pm
Diary Dates:
  • Tuesday June 7 Bingo at The Bell
  • Saturday June 11 Disco for The Queen’s Birthday celebrations at The Bell from 8pm
  • Saturday June 11 Nether Winchendon Fete 2 to 5pm
  • Saturday June 11 Special Flower Display in Cuddington Church 10 to 12pm and 2 to 5pm.
  • Sunday June 12 BBQ and children’s street party at 12.30 at The Bell to celebrate The Queen’s 90th birthday
  • Sunday June 12 Special Flower Display in Cuddington Church 2 to 5pm. Tyringham Hall garden open from 2 to 6pm with refreshments
  • Friday June 17 Ingrid’s work as part of Bucks Open Studios open in Church Lane, Chearsley from 2 to 7pm
  • Saturday June 18 Ingrid’s work on display 11 to 5pm
  • Sunday June 19 Ingrid’s work on display 11 to 5pm
  • Friday June 24 Ingrid’s work on display from 2 to 7pm
  • Saturday June 25 Ingrid’s work on display from 11 to 5pm
  • Sunday June 26 Ingrid’s work on display from 11 to 5pm
  • Sunday September 11 Chearsley Classic and Vintage Fun Day 12 – 6pm at the Cricket Club
  • Saturday September 17 Fundraising for the village hall with a Fun Run in and around the village
  • Saturday November 26 (new date) Murder Mystery Night with local drama group, The Thame Players at the village hall. Fund raising for the new village hall