Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

I am sorry I was unable to write a village column last week. My daughter, her husband and our two small grandchildren visited from Barcelona for a week, so it was a matter of playing in the garden in the lovely weather with them rather than struggling for words indoors at the computer. Poor me!

Parish Council Meeting held on Monday July 18 - These are my notes of this meeting held under the chairmanship of John Lewis in the absence of Nic Brown with 3 other councillors and 4 members of the public present. During the public session, an overgrown hedge in Winchendon Road was complained about and the Council agreed to contact the owner of the hedge concerned. Paul Bown agreed to investigate the whereabouts of the dog waste bin which has gone missing in Church Lane.
  • Village Roads: The on-going problem of potholes in the village roads was considered. The Council considered that constant pressure must be maintained with Transport for Bucks in the hope of eventually having the holes filled in. Villagers to be asked to ring 0845 2302882 with particular complaints to emphasise the problem.
  • Vehicle Survey in Chearsley: John Howard reported that a second survey of LGVs and HGVs had now been completed with thanks to the volunteers which again showed heavy use of the Long Crendon, Waddesdon roads. A meeting of the 4 villages involved in the survey and Paul Irvine of Bucks County Council would be held in August to discuss the results. Speeding in the village was also noted and the chaos and danger caused on school days with school buses manoeuvring . An overall look at traffic problems is needed.
  • Planning Matters: Site meetings were arranged at The Lodge, Church Lane where plans for a new house have been submitted and Bramley House, Shupps Lane where widening of the access is requested.
  • Kerbing: There is now a new list of suitable contractors to approach for carrying out the kerbing work when decisions made at a site meeting of the Parish Council have been made.
  • Railings near the notice board: Julia has offered to paint these. The new notice board, new position of a new bus timetable to the side of the bus shelter and erection of the new flagpole are in the hands of Nic Brown and he should be encouraged to complete these as soon as possible.
  • Parking: At a previous council meeting, it had been suggested that a “Please Don’t Park here “ sign could be affixed to the wall near The Old Farmhouse. The progress of this was questioned. It was noted that the Chearsley sign in Chilton Road was missing. A new one would be provided by AVDC but not village gates. The cost of obtaining a “Please drive carefully” sign would be investigated.
  • Flag Man: The Council were delighted that Martin Hearmon of The Old Forge, Aylesbury Road had volunteered to be in charge of raising and lowering the flag on appropriate days.
  • New Village Hall progress: It was reported that planning permission had now been received and 3 proposals to carry out the building work had been received. Applications for funding was now underway. Antonia Stratford was to be congratulated on the time, effort and enthusiasm she had spent on this project.
  • Defibrillator: Clare Lazaruk and Angela Gray have now taken over responsibility for purchasing this and it is hoped it will soon be in place by the shop. Next Meeting There will be no meeting during August.
  • The next meeting will be on Monday September 17 at 7.30pm in the village hall.

Chairman’s Match in memory of Steve Vear and John Tribe
This was held on Sunday July 17 in glorious sunshine. A lovely afternoon when villagers and friends of both John and Steve came to remember these 2 great Club stalwarts and to watch cricket played between the Chairman’s XI and a Chearsley club side. The John Tribe Cup was presented by his son, John Talbot and grandson Sam to the winning Chearsley XI side captained by Matt Ricketts, and Karen Vear presented a piece of cricket art made by Ian Perkins and colleagues to Man of the Match, 14 year old Rory Gillis who bagged the wickets of 5 senior players in the Chairman’s XI. Thank you to Chairman, Ian Houseman for organising the afternoon and to Ian Perkins for donating a bottle of champagne for a toast to Steve.

Junior Cricket club awards Evening
This was held at the Cricket pavilion on Tuesday July 19 when the junior cricketers and proud Mums and Dads gathered to celebrate another fantastic season. The club now has 100 registered junior players, including 40 girls. Head Coach, Dave Richards praised all the youngsters who turned up regularly for the Tuesday evening coaching sessions.
Particular mention was made by him of 14 year old Rory Gillis who claimed the wickets of 5 senior players during the recent Chairman’s Match winning the Steve Vear Man of the Match trophy. During the evening, presentations were made to : Under 9 Boys, James Burnham, Archie Grist and Freddie Witcher. Under 9 Girls, Anouska Day, Lucy Burnham and Sophie Gray. Under 11 Boys. Bowling Harry Lazaruk, Batting Ben Chanter, Fielding William Mander. Under 13 Girls, Poppy Winnicott, Charlotte Minford and Stella Atkins. Under 13 boys. Bowling Sam Phillips, Batting Joe Littlewood and Fielding Mackenzie Hughes.
Congratulations to all the players and a big thank you from the Club to Angela Gray, Adam Lazaruk and Terry Gardsby who yet again energetically headed up the Chearsley Cricket Club Junior Section and to Dave Richards and all other coaches who have made this season another memorable one.

Pothole Problem
Chearsley Parish council is asking all villagers who are concerned about the very poor and sometimes dangerous state of the village roads to contact Bucks County Council to complain. Transport for Bucks can be contacted by phoning 0845 2302882. Chearsley Council feel that constant complaints to the Local Authority might eventually result in the village roads being mended.

A Pilgrimage Monday September 5
To mark the start of his ministry in the Benefice of Long Crendon with Chearsley and Nether Winchendon, Reverend Richard Phillips will be travelling on foot throughout all 3 villages blessing the parishes and people through prayer and fellowship. Everyone is invited to welcome him or join him for all or part of his journey. His journey will be start at 8.30am with a visit to Nether Winchendon House. 8.45am Morning prayers at St Nicholas’ Nether Winchendon.
9.15am Set off to walk across the fields to Chearsley. 10.15am Prayers at St Nicholas. 10.45am Refreshments at The Bell.
11.30am Set off to walk across the fields to Long Crendon.
12noon Visit Notley Tythe Barn and XT Brewery.
12.30pm Walk to Long Crendon Industrial Estate.
1pm Prayer walk around the estate.
1.15pm Set off to walk to Long Crendon.
1.45pm Visit businesses in The Square.
2pm Set off to walk to St Mary’s Church via Long Crendon School.
2.30pm Closing prayers at St. Mary’s church, Long Crendon.

Florence Nightingale Lunch and Fashion Show in Long Crendon
Haddenham Community Group, in partnership with Florence Nightingale Hospice charity, are holding a fashion show with the latest designs from Baban Boutique and lunch in a marquee in the charming garden at 43 Bicester Road, Long Crendon on Tuesday September 20 from 12 until 3pm. Tickets cost £28 and include a 2 course professionally catered lunch, aperitif and the fashion show. The Hospice, based at Stoke Mandeville hospital needs to raise over £650,000 annually to ensure the continued funding of local in- patient and at-home palliative care services. Please visit www.fnhospice.org.uk for more information.

Turn End, Haddenham Open Day
There will be a rare opportunity to visit the house and garden on Bank Holiday Monday August 29 from 2 until 5.30pm. Turn End is one of 3 award winning village homes designed and built in the 1960s by architect Peter Aldington. Visitors will be able to meet him and his wife, Margaret and find out how the house and gardens were designed and developed over the years. Entry cost for this is £15. For further information or to book, email turnendtrustevents@gmail.com.

Refuse Collections
: Wednesday August 3 The general green lidded refuse bins and food bins will be collected.

Church Services at St Nicholas:
  • Sunday August 7 Family Communion at 10am. No Rock Solid.
Diary Dates :
  • Saturday September 3 Chearsley village Fruit and Vegetable show
  • Monday September 5 Reverend Richard Phillips Pilgrimage starting at 8.30am at Nether Winchendon House and visiting Chearsley and Long Crendon
  • Saturday September 10 (change of date from September 17) Chearsley Challenge for all the family at the Cricket Club followed by family picnic and live music (more details to come)
  • Sunday September 11 Chearsley Classic and Vintage Fun Day 12 – 6pm at the Cricket Club
  • Friday October 7 Theatre in the Villages with Morgan & West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show in the village hall. Doors open at 6pm for refreshments for 6.30pm start.
  • 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