Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Chearsley Show
This took place in the village hall on Saturday September 3. Although entries and entrants were slightly down on last year, the hall looked resplendent with a fine selection of vegetables, fruit, flowers and domestic entries and a good gathering of villagers came in the afternoon to view the exhibits. Craft and model entries were low this year, but the children’s entries including delightful gardens on a plate, fairy cakes, pictures and photos more than compensated. The domestic judge, who also judges at The Bucks Show commented that the standard at our small village show was up to the County standard. See the paragraph below for details of the success of a Chearsley villager at Bucks County Show this year. Well done to everyone who took part, particularly some of the children who entered into the adult baking section.
Special mention for Tiffany Pettiford, aged 11, whose Show Stopper Cake won 2nd place. I hope to have details of all the winners of the cups and trophies in due course. I can only (modestly ) report that I was surprised and very pleased to win the cup for best tomatoes and the cup for best flowers. The Show also gave villagers an opportunity of meeting our new vicar, Richard Phillips who presented the prizes. There had been several requests in the past by members of the public to buy any unwanted fruit and vegetable exhibits. Julia and Barry offered to organise this and successfully made over £10 for the show’s funds. It was considered by everyone to be a very good show and the committee led by President Joy Payne deserve congratulations.

Julia Witcher at Bucks County Show
Julia Witcher of Chilton Road had great success with her entries in the domestic sections, when she won 1st prize for her Victoria Sponge Sandwich cake, 1st prize for strawberry jam, raspberry jam and blackberry jam. 2nd prize for marmalade. 2nd prize for mini coffee and walnut cakes and 2nd prize for her gluten free lemon drizzle cake. Congratulations to this busy working mum and Parish Councillor for finding the time to take part and being so successful.

Aunt Sally
You may have noticed on some Wednesday evenings, eight men in shocking pink coloured polo shirts (with various comedy names printed on them) waiting at the bus stop in Chearsley for their lift to their away games of Aunt Sally. Other Wednesday evenings at their home games, you might have heard “Iron” being yelled from the Cricket Club. These fine sportsman are the Chearsley Cricketers Aunt Sally Allstars who have finished 2nd this season in Division 4 of the Bicester League, just missing out on the top spot. They also reached the final of the Intermediate cup, beating a team from Division 3 by a comprehensive 2-0 leg win. Adam Lazaruk is very proud of the team and is hoping that they will be promoted next season.

Bingo at The Bell on Tuesday September 6 
The pub was packed with enthusiastic hopeful Bingo players when a new duo of Bingo callers, Sharon and Leslie successfully (just about) kept order and did a good job of calling the numbers. Possibly not up to Paul Kingsman’s standards, who had had several years’ practice and has now “retired” to settle into newly married life. A young couple from Holland, staying with the Heybrook family had come out expecting to have a quiet drink in our lovely village pub when they stumbled upon the noise and mayhem of the evening and very sportingly joined in. I am pleased to say they had a winning line. The final full house prize was £80, a measure of the numbers attending and the raffle put £46 into the charity bottle. There will be Bingo again next month on the first Tuesday, October 4. Come along and join in the fun.

Kop Hill Climb, Princes Risborough Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September
If you enjoyed Chearsley Classic and Vintage car show last weekend, then visit Kop Hill Climb this coming weekend, now in its eighth year and this year with a theme of celebrating the 1960s. More than 500 cars are expected to either be on view or there to try to successfully attempt the climb of the very long steep Kop Hill. Sian Lewis and Johnathan Hirst of Church Lane Chearsley will be there both Saturday and Sunday “doing the climb” in their 1935 Railton Light Tourer, as they have done for several years.
As well as the climb to watch throughout the day and the vehicles on view in the Paddock, there is a children’s play area, vintage steam fair with helter-skelter and dodgems. Punch and Judy show, a circus skills workshop, racing bug track, the soapbox challenge, food and live music. A great family day out. Last year, £78,000 was raised for local charities. Visit www.kophillclimb.org.uk for more information.

Parish Council Meeting
After a break during August, the Council have their next meeting on Monday September 26th at 7.30pm in the village hall. Various matters of village concern will be discussed. The Minutes of the previous meeting and details of the agenda for this meeting will be on the village notice board. Villagers are very welcome to attend. The councillors wish and need to hear your views and there is an opportunity to contribute any comments or concerns during 2 public sessions at the beginning and end of the meeting.

Harvest Supper in the Village Hall 
With thoughts of Autumn, there will be a Harvest Supper for everyone in the village hall on Saturday September 24 at 7.30. Come and enjoy a 2 course meal including wine and beer plus entertainment. Tickets cost £10 per person and can be obtained by ringing Tara on 07769 650857.

Sunshine Club Matinee Cinema Monday September 26
There will be a screening of Carousel, a Rodgers and Hammerstein Musical starring Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones at the Bernard Hall Cuddington on Monday September 26. Doors open at 1pm for 1.30pm start. Tickets cost £5 or £4 concessions which include tea and home made cake during the interval can be bought from Liz on 01844 299150 or at the door.

Older People’s Day 1st October
In celebration of Older People’s Day on October 1 AVDC have produced a Holiday at Home programme of activities from around the Vale . The programme aims to show case some of the diverse and interesting pastimes and activities on offer in The Vale which may appeal to those who primarily qualify for senior citizen concessions. The programme is available to download and print off from the AVDC website, www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk or hard copies are available from AVDC offices at The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury and commences on Monday September 26 and runs to Saturday October 1. There is a very wide variety of entries from walks and talks, tours, demonstrations, taster sessions and some events specially arranged for this week, which reflect the richness and diversity of activities and events which take place on a regular basis throughout the Vale. Most events are either free of charge or ask for a donation. Information is provided on disabled access, toilets, car parking and also where volunteering opportunities and ongoing involvement exists.

Refuse Collections: Wednesday September 14 when the general refuse green lidded bins and food bins will be collected

Church Services at St Nicholas:
  • Sunday September 18 9:00am Holy Communion
Diary Dates:
  • Thursday September 15 Lip Reading Free session at Haddenham Medical Centre at 11am
  • Saturday September 24 Harvest Supper in the Village hall at 7.30pm. 2 course meal cost £10. Phone Tara on 07769 650857 Sunday September 25 Harvest Service as part of the Family Service at 10am
  • Monday September 26 Parish Council meeting at 7.30pm in the village hall 
  • Monday September 26 Sunshine Club Matinee at The Bernard Hall showing Carousel at 1.30pm.
  • 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.
  • Friday October 14 Chearsley Boys Calendar launch at The Bell at 8pm
  •  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