Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Ann Veness Memorial Match
The 4th annual Cricket match held in honour of Ann Veness was held on Sunday August 21 at the Cricket Club when 2 teams of 9 took part, captained by James Veness and former Chearsley player, C J Thompson. It was the closest fought of the memorial matches so far with James’ team triumphing by just 8 runs in a 30 over a side game. On the batting front, Alex Hubert top scored with 78 and was named Man of the Match. Tom Gadsby and Nick Grimsdell both made 50. Duncan Fielding was most successful bowler with 2 for 16 and special mention should be made of Timmy (Jonty) Morbey’s fielding which included a direct hit run out.
Richard Veness appreciated all the support by everyone who played or came up to watch this Memorial match in memory of his wife,Ann with particular thanks to the cake providers, umpires Bob Walker and Pete Redfern, scorer Terry Gadsby who also helped Adam Lazaruk with the post game BBQ. A sum of around £200 was raised for Florence Nightingale Hospice.

Chearsley Fruit and Veg Show
This coming Saturday September 3 in the village hall. Entries must be with Joy Payne by this Wednesday August 31. If you have lost your schedule or entry form, there are more in the village shop. Please take part or come in the afternoon as a spectator. Doors open to the public at 2.45pm.

Haddenham Community Vehicle
Residents of villages local to Haddenham including Chearsley are being offered a free service of the Haddenham Community wheelchair accessible vehicle for transport to medical appointments or social visits. The vehicle is equipped with its own wheelchair. To find out more please phone 07495 366779 or email haddenhamcv@gmail.com

What could the new village hall be used for?
The Village Hall committee have been asking villagers what they would like to see the new village hall used for, when it is built and these ideas can be viewed at the village hall link together with photos of the villagers suggesting them. Table tennis is a popular request, as well as daytime yoga and pilates classes, youth club and activities for children and movie nights. The committee would welcome any more suggestions.

Calendar Boys Calendar
The launch of this new village hall fundraising idea will take place in The Bell on Saturday October 15 when the calendars will be available to purchase at £10 each. Calendars can be ordered in advance by emailing the village hall committee at chearsleyvillagehall@hotmail.co.uk

Chearsley Village Classic & Vintage Fun Day
A reminder about this great family day out being held on Sunday September 11 from 12 to 6pm in the grounds of Chearsley Cricket club, Winchendon Road. Entry is FREE. There are attractions for the whole family including classic and vintage vehicles (over 150 are expected) , arts and crafts, live music, Funfair, bottle tombola, raffle, trade stands, coach rides, BBQ, refreshments, bar. There will also be a Spitfire and Hurricane flypast during the afternoon. All proceeds from the event go to providing more equipment and facilities for the Junior section of the Cricket Club. More information is available at www.ccvfd.co.uk or facebook.com/ChearsleyClassicFunDay.

Theatre in The Villages
Following the success of the visit by Morgan & West in 2015 to Chearsley with their show of Parlour Tricks, the Village Hall Committee is delighted to welcome them back with their new show Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show suitable for all kids and childish grown-Ups. Described as “jaw dropping, heart stopping, brain busting, opinion adjusting, spirit lifting, paradigm shifting, outlook changing, furniture rearranging magic extravaganza!” The show will be held in the village hall on the evening of Friday October 7 and tickets are now available to purchase.
Please contact either me at margmorb@mail.com or phone 01844 208913 or Antonia Stratford on 01844 208469. Don’t miss the only opportunity to experience this particular show as Chearsley is the only venue offering this as part of this year’s Theatre in The Villages which offers professional performances on your doorstep throughout September and December. Early booking is advisable.

Aloe Vera Party at The Bell
If you would like to learn more about aloe vera and try out some amazing products, including an aloe vera drink, then you are very welcome to The Bell on Thursday September 1st at 7.30pm.

Refuse Collections: Wednesday August 31 The general refuse green lidded bins and food bins will be collected.

Diary Dates: 
  • Saturday September 3 Chearsley village Fruit and Vegetable show. Doors open to the public at 2.45pm.
  • Monday September 5 Mobile Library at The Green from 10 to 10.25am
  • Monday September 5 Reverend Richard Phillips Pilgrimage starting at 8.30am at Nether Winchendon House and visiting Chearsley and Long Crendon
  • Tuesday September 6 Bingo is Back at The Bell starting around 8.30pm. Meals for Bingo players at a special price
  • Saturday September 10 Chearsley Challenge for all the family at the Cricket Club at 4pm followed by family picnic and Barn Dance at 6pm
  • Sunday September 11 Chearsley Classic and Vintage Fun Day 12 – 6pm at the Cricket Club
  • Sunday September 11 Monthly Sunday Quiz at The Bell at 8pm
  • Thursday September 15 Lip Reading Free session at Haddenham Medical Centre at 11am
  • Monday September 19 Parish Council meeting at 7.30pm in the village hall
  • Saturday September 24 Harvest Supper (more details in due course)
  • Sunday September 25 Harvest Service (more details in due course)
  • 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 October 15 Chearsley Boys Calendar launch at The Bell at 6.30 onwards
  • 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