Monday, 20 June 2016

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Celebration Street Party
Despite the rainy day, a picnic lunch was enjoyed by about 40 children on Saturday June 11 while Sharon and her staff put on a barbeque at The Bell for adults. A rousing rendition of Happy Birthday was sung in honour of Queen Elizabeth. The Village Hall committee who arranged this street party are looking forward to organising another in 2026 to celebrate the Queen’s 100th birthday!

Queen’s Birthday Disco at The Bell
There was a good turn out at The Bell for the disco on the evening of Saturday June 11 with customers enjoying a few drinks and dances in celebration of The Queen’s 90th birthday. The cardboard cut-out of The Queen was seen throughout the evening accompanying an energetic dancer or two. Revellers also appreciated wearing the masks of William, Kate and Camilla. There was another birthday to celebrate that evening. It was Brenda Woodford, mother of Landlady Sharon’s special birthday the next day so Happy Birthday was sung and a cake given to her.

Every Little Helps
Sophie, Katie and Olivia Sawrey-Cookson with their friend, Jessica Taylor, have recently been very busy making and selling cakes. Their impromptu cake sale on the sunny weekend of June 4 and 5 when their delicious cakes were sold to family and friends raised £10.90 and they have donated this to the New Village Hall Fund. Well done girls and the Village Hall committee thank you very much for your efforts and enthusiasm. Hopefully, others will follow your example.

Pat Miles 
There is sad news that Pat died in Stoke Mandeville hospital on the evening of June 15 after a short illness with her family at her side. She was 91 and had lived in the same house in Bernard's Close for over 50 years (with the same neighbour, Fenella) and for much of that time with her husband, John who was Parish Clerk for some years. Pat and John were both very much involved in village life. Pat had been a staunch supporter of Chearsley W.I. in the past, a great artist and actress who enjoyed taking part in village shows.
Condolences to her family, particularly, her son, Paul and daughter Ann. The funeral will take place at Chearsley Church on Tuesday June 28 at 2pm. Everyone is welcome to come and meet either at The Bell at 1.30pm to walk down to the church, or meet at 2pm at the church if preferred. Donations in her memory can be made to a charity close to Pat’s heart, Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Chuf Summer Party in Chearsley Village Hall
Everyone is invited to Chuf’s Summer BBQ and party on Sunday June 26 from 12 noon until 2.30pm. There will be a BBQ, bouncy castle, soft play area, face painting, children’s tombola, games and music. Tickets cost £5 per participating child which will include play on the bouncy castle, all soft play, drinks, a pot of strawberries and a party bag. Please contact Angela on 07890 563597 or Nicola on 07890 001306.

Parking on the pavements in the village
I have been asked to point out to villagers that cars parked on the pavements in the village, particularly on Winchendon and Aylesbury Road can cause considerable difficulty for pedestrians, particularly those with mobility problems or using a mobility scooter, who are unable to get by without stepping out on to the busy main road. It has probably not been appreciated that parking in this way can cause problems and they are asked to consider pedestrians when parking in future.

Diary Dates:
  • Today Monday June 20 : Parish Council meeting at 7.30pm at the village hall
  • 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 June 26 Chuf Summer Party in the village hall 12 until 2.30pm
  • Saturday July 2 Calling all Chearsley men for the calendar photo 6pm at Chearsley road sign in Crendon Road.
  • Saturday September 3 Chearsley village show
  • 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