Monday, 31 October 2016

Village News

 with Margaret Morbey

An Extraordinary Parish Council Planning Meeting will be held this evening Wednesday November 2 in the village hall at 6.30pm. On the agenda will be 2 planning matters. Application no. 16/03609/APP for a single storey rear infill extension at The Old Granary, Chilton Road and Application no. 16/03565/APP at 2-4 Winchendon Road for removal of existing dwellings and residential redevelopment to create 5 x 2 bed dwellings and 1 x 3 bed dwelling and 1 x 4 bed dwelling and revised access.
All villagers are welcome to attend to hear the Parish Council’s considerations and comments on these matters for return to AVDC and there is a 15 minutes time set aside to receive representations from members of the public at the start of the meeting.

Poppy Selling
It is very good news to hear that Sue Grimsdell is feeling well enough to undertake her 18th year of poppy selling in Chearsley, despite having undergone operations and chemotherapy over the past months. It is a big task to visit all the houses in the village and although Sue is feeling well, she is very pleased to have the offer of assistance from Joy Payne to help collect from the whole village. Both Sue and Joy have very strong connections with the Armed Services. There will be a Service of Morning Celebration at St Nicholas Church at 10 am on Remembrance Sunday November 13 followed by a service led by John Scholefield at The War Memorial at 10.45am to which everyone is invited and to refreshments in the village hall afterwards.

This event organised by Anne Pratt and Alicia Howard to raise funds for the New Village Hall needs craft items and tasty Christmas gifts and Anne Pratt is encouraging everyone to get their needles, crotchet hooks, scissors and ovens busy to make suitable items to donate. Please contact Anne with any proposed donations on 01844 201611 or email her at . Elevensies will be held on Saturday December 3 in the village hall from 11 to 1pm.

Calendar Photos
As well as the recently published Chearsley Boys calendar, on sale for £10 with proceeds going to the New Hall Fund, Sharon Sampson, the photographer, has a library of “out-takes” of photos to view and for sale. An A4 size photo costs £10 and is available from Sharon who can be contacted at

AGM of Village Hall Management committee
This will be held in the Village Hall on Monday November 14 at 8pm and all members of the public are welcome to attend. On the Agenda will be reports from the Chairman, the Treasurer, The Bookings Secretary and the Secretary and an up to date report on progress on the building of the new village hall.

Florence Nightingale Hospice Tree of Light
Anyone who has lost family or friends, whether or not they were cared for by Florence Nightingale Hospice and regardless of faith or religion, is invited by the Hospice to join them at one of their Tree of Light Ceremonies being held this December, for an opportunity to honour and remember their loved one by sponsoring a Christmas light in their memory. As well as sponsoring a light, a dedication and tribute can be made which will be included in the Books of Honour on view at the Tree of Light Ceremonies.
Their name can also be included in a Roll of Honour to be published in the Bucks Herald in December. The Ceremonies will be lead by the Hospice Chaplain, The Revd Carole Hough with carols, a selection of readings and music by the Leighton Buzzard Salvation Army Band. The first event will be held at The Head Office of Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity at Walton Lodge, Walton Street, Aylesbury on Sunday December 4 at 5pm and the second at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Buckingham on Saturday December 10 at 3.30pm. Please contact the Fundraising Team on 01296 429975 for more information and to request a Tree of Light Form.

Refuse Collections: Wednesday November 2 when the recycling bins and food bins will be collected

Church Services at St Nicholas:
  • Sunday November 6 10am Family communion and 6-7.30pm Rock Solid

Diary Dates:
  • Wednesday November 2 (tonight) Extraordinary Planning Meeting in the village hall at 6.30pm
  • Sunday November 6 Monthly Quiz at The Bell at 8pm
  • Saturday November 12 Bette Davis On the Edge Charity Evening at The Bernard Hall, Cuddington Ring Liz Davies on 01844 299150 for tickets
  • Saturday November 19 Cricket Club Dinner and Dance
  • Monday November 21 Parish Council Meeting at 7.30pm
  • Saturday November 26 “ Murder at The Manor” with The Thame Players at the village hall. Fund raising for the new village hall. Tickets £15 to include 2 course dinner. Email
  • Saturday December 3 11am to 1pm Elevensies in the village hall with Christmas food and crafts to buy