Wednesday, 30 November 2016


Once again, those silly sheep have gone and got themselves lost, and this time 12 have strayed to Nether Winchendon too!  Can you help find them and get them back to their shepherds for  Christmas Eve?  There will be finders prizes!

Please click this link to download an entrance form.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

More Funding award for the New Hall Fund
Antonia Stratford, chairman of the Village Hall Management Committee has again been successful in an application for a grant towards the building of the new hall. The Rothschild Foundation, chaired by Lord Rothschild, which gives grants to a variety of charitable initiatives local to Waddesdon, has agreed to donate £5,000. Slowly, but surely, the new hall fund is increasing with several other fund raising events and ideas organised. The committee still welcomes any offers from villagers to hold fund raising events.

Adam is The Best
Good news to learn that Adam Lazaruk recently was awarded Volunteer of The Year 2016 at The Bucks & MK Sports Awards evening at The Waterside Theatre on Friday November 18. He received his award from former GB rower and 5 time Olympic Gold Medal winner, Sir Steve Redgrave. Adam has given exceptional time and work and enthusiasm to Chearsley Cricket Club over many years. A well deserved award for him from an organisation which has “Thanking the people who make Sport happen” as their motto.

Christmas Bingo at The Bell
Dust off your Christmas jumper, find those flashing Happy Christmas earrings and get in the Christmas mood for Christmas bingo at The Bell on Tuesday December 6. As usual it will be Eyes Down at around 8.45pm and likely to be very busy, so get there early to secure a seat at a table. Come early in time for a meal beforehand at special prices for Bingo players. You can be assured of a great evening with good cash prizes and festive raffle.

Fish and Chip Van
Look out for the van with flashing orange light and listen out for the ringing of the bell when the fish and chip van is in town on Monday nights. It stops by The Green at about 5.45pm and returns at around 8 to 8.30pm having visited other nearby villages, including Nether Winchendon, Cuddington and Long Crendon. Delicious, freshly cooked fish and chips.

New Notice Board
Have you seen there is a new notice board? The Parish Council has arranged for the installation of a smart new notice board next to the bus shelter, replacing the old broken one. They request that it is respected as a community service and priority will be given to village information and events over commercial advertising. Notices should be displayed tidily, not overlapping others and using drawing pins only, not staples. All out of date information should be removed. Alicia Howard will continue her responsibility for overseeing the notice board and can be contacted as follows on 01844 208036 or email

Switching on of the Christmas Tree lights
All villagers are invited to gather with torches and lanterns outside The Bell on Friday December 9 at 6.45 for the countdown to the official lights switch on with carols and mince pies. The more the merrier, and please bring along a torch or lantern!

Saturday December 3 from 10am to 1pm All For the Hall Please note that this now starts at 10am in the village hall when a cup of delicious real coffee or other hot drink and a piece of home made cake can be bought and enjoyed for £5. Squash and fairy cakes for children are free. There will be Christmas food and crafts, seasonal gifts and goodies on sale. All proceeds are in aid of our new village hall.

Bette Davis on The Edge evening success
Elaine English, who was responsible with Liz Davies for organising this recent fund raising evening in Cuddington, reports “Christine St John delivered a masterful performance of Bette Davis on The Edge on November 12. Ms St John wrote the piece after much research about Hollywood and Broadway in their glamorous heyday. What a rare treat to witness the passion and focus and talent of an actress of such calibre. There were moments when the sold-out audience held their breath waiting for release from the consummate performer, as she shared her life’s challenges and tales of her famous co-stars. We were all transported to that time and place And when she finished, the audience rose to its feet with huge thrilled smiles and loud and long applause. Ms. St. John gave her performance free.” The proceeds of £2,430 will be shared between the two Cuddington Youth Drama chosen charities of The Finley Newell Mobility & Equipment Fund and The Shikuku Shining Stars of Tomorrow.

Refuse Collections: Wednesday November 30 when the recycling bins and food bins will be collected.

Church Services at St Nicholas:
  • Sunday December 4 Patronal and Toy Service at 10am. Rock Solid Christmas Party at 6 to 7.30pm
Diary Dates:
  • Saturday December 3 10am to 1pm Elevensies in the village hall with Christmas food and crafts to buy
  • Tuesday December 6 Christmas Bingo at The Bell. Eyes Down at 8.45pm
  • Friday December 9 Official switching on the Christmas Tree lights at 6.45pm

Friday, 25 November 2016


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Last Tuesday (22/11/16) a silver van (not sure of type or model) was stolen from Long Crendon about 11:50am.  It was driven to Chearsley church car park where some tools were left behind.  If you saw this van (possibly with another vehicle) between 12 and 1 last Tuesday, please contact our Police Community Officer, details below.

Sue Jones
Police Community Support Officer.. C9830
Waddesdon Police Station, 61 High Street, Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JB
Police Non Emergency Telephone Number..101

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Christmas Services

Click here to download a pdf copy of the services at Chearsley, Long Crendon and Nether Winchendon this Christmas.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

The AGM of the Village Hall Management Committee was held on Monday November 14. No members of the public attended. In the Chairman’s report, Antonia Stratford told of the hall’s eventful year mainly dominated by the decision after consultation with the village to submit plans for a new hall. Planning permission was received in late June. Funding for this had a major boost with donations from Rectory Homes and the Heybrook Family and a successful application to the New Homes Bonus Fund administered by AVDC for over £370,000. Other grant applications have also been completed and the outcome awaited. Rectory Homes and the Heybrooks have also agreed to add to their donations by matching any funds raised by the village.
Village fundraising has so far included a Family obstacle course, the Chearsley Boys calendar and ongoing fundraising from Easy fundraising and the AVDC lottery. Other fundraising events will take place soon – the Murder Mystery evening, Joy Payne’s Christmas garland workshop, Elevensies morning of coffee, cakes and craft. A quiz night is planned for January. For the future, a contractor for the hall will be selected by the end of this year and work is expected to start in June/July 2017.

Fund Raising Murder Mystery in the Village Hall
There may well be a few tickets available for this hall fund raising event on this coming Saturday November 26. Tickets cost £15 for the show and 2 course meal and £10 for children over 8 years old. Please contact me or email for more information and to reserve your tickets.

Blessing the Flock and Advent Family Fun on Advent Sunday November 27 at 2pm
We are all invited to the church on Advent Sunday to commence the countdown to Christmas by making your own Advent candle as the flock of knitted sheep gather in the church to begin their journey to the manger. Come for refreshments, craft and a short informal service led by Rev. Richard Phillips.

Chearsley Christmas Tree Lights
Again this year, the now customary Christmas tree will be erected on The Green making an attractive Christmassy feel for everyone coming into Chearsley. Villagers new to Chearsley might not know that we like to make any excuse for a village get-together and we have our own switching on of the tree lights ceremony. So, Chearsley villagers, young and old, come and gather with torches and lanterns outside The Bell on Friday December 9 at 6.45pm for the countdown to the official lights switch on, mince pies and carols. The more the merrier. The tree will be erected on Saturday November 26 and any help with this would be very welcome. Please contact Nic Brown on

Don’t forget that items are still needed for the craft stall and cakes or Christmas goodies for the cake stall at this village event fund raising for the new hall, to be held on Saturday December 3 from 11 to 1pm. Anything knitted, sewn or crotched, home baked Christmas puds, mince pies, cakes, jams, chutneys etc. will be most welcome, Contact Ann Pratt on 01844 201611.

Chearsley Christmas Cards 
There are 4 different designs of these cards by Alicia Howard on sale for £3.50 per pack of 4 available to purchase from The Bell or from Alicia herself. Email

New Year’s Eve at The Bell
You can dance away the old year and welcome in the new on Saturday December 31 at The Bell at their disco with DJ. Tickets for this cost £6 which will include nibbles. The New Year ‘s Day breakfast has now become a Bell tradition and can be enjoyed from 12 until 2pm. Tickets for both New Year’s Eve disco and the breakfast can be purchased for £12.

2017 at The Bell
The long winter months of January and February can be cheered up by enjoying a meal at The Bell. Pick up their Christmas card which has vouchers for January and February offering £5 off the bill when two people dine together and each enjoy a 2 course meal or £10 off the bill when four people enjoy a 2 course meal. Also on offer is a free bottle of Pinot Grigio when 4 adults have 4 main meals. These same offers are also available with vouchers for February. The vouchers cannot be used on Sundays, bingo evenings and Burns meals.

Car Defrosting and risk of Theft has happened locally on November 8 in Brill, when a young man was out defrosting his car. He cleared the windows while the engine was warming up – a routine that most drivers have on cold frosty mornings. Having prepared his car for use, he then left it momentarily on his drive and went back inside to collect something. In that brief moment, a thief jumped into his car and drove away, leaving the victim disbelieving and devastated. Thames Valley Police have issued warnings about this and advise you to use ice scrapers or de-icer to clear frosted windows. Every sympathy to this young man and I hope his car was found. Thanks to Chrissie who writes the Brill Neighbourhood News for this information.

Be A Better Driver
Transport for Bucks is again running some winter driving workshops and would encourage all drivers to attend. The workshops are free and will include a presentation on essential driving skills, how to drive on winter roads, preparing your car for winter, what to do in the event of a breakdown, practical basic vehicle checking from experienced garage technicians, checks on tyre pressure, tread and depth, how to change a wheel, how to check your battery condition. There is one on Wednesday December 7 in Aylesbury from 7 to 8.30pm at STS Tyre Pros, Park Street, Aylesbury HP20 1DX and there are two others to be held in High Wycombe and Chesham. Please contact June Howlett, Road Safety Officer at or phone 01296 382416.

Refuse Collections: Wednesday November 23 when the general refuse bins and food bins will be collected.

Church Services at St Nicholas:
  • Sunday November 27 2pm Advent Family Fun and Blessing the Flock
Diary Dates:
  • Monday November 21 Parish Council meeting in the village hall at 7.30pm
  • Saturday November 26 10am to 12midday Christmas Garland workshop with Joy. Ring her on 208513 or email All money goes to the village hall fund.
  • Saturday November 26 “ Murder at The Manor” with The Thame Players at the village hall. Fund raising for the new village hall. Tickets £15, £10 for children to include 2 course dinner. Email
  • Monday November 28 Mobile library by The Green from 10 to 10.25am
  • Saturday December 3 11am to 1pm Elevensies in the village hall with Christmas food and crafts to buy
  • Friday December 9 Official switching on the Christmas Tree lights at 6.45pm

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Friday, 18 November 2016

Christmas Tree Switch-On

at The Bell on Friday 9th December 6.45pm
with mince pies & mulled wine

Everyone is invited to come along for the official lighting up of
the tree on The Green and to sing some carols in support of
DEBRA and CF, charities providing funding for research into chronic
conditions which affect the lives of two of our youngsters in Chearsley.
Please bring along your lamps and torches!

Brown Bin Reminder

A quick reminder that the last Brown Bin collection for 2016 will be next Monday, 21st November.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Calling all able bodied folks from Chearsley

From Nic Brown

Our village Xmas tree arrives early this year so hoping for a good turnout to get it erected on the village green at 12 noon on Saturday the 26th November including the festooning of the festive lights although these will not be lit until the 1st December with the official switch on scheduled for Friday the 9th December at 6.45pm outside the Bell Pub ( don’t want to leave it too late given the ages of some of the nippers )
Please can you let me know at if you are happy to support for an hour or two on the 26th November and if so any spare tools such as ladders , axes , chainsaws etc. etc. are most welcomed.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Parish Council Meeting
All villagers are invited and welcomed at this next meeting to be held on Monday November 21 at 7.30pm in the village hall. The councillors welcome all comments and suggestions on the work that the Council does for the village and to voice any concerns or issues villagers may have. There is an opportunity at the beginning and end of the meeting for members of the public to have their say. Please come along for an interesting and informative evening.

Good Luck to Adam Lazaruk
All members of Chearsley Cricket Club and all of Adam’s family and friends will be wishing him a very successful evening on Friday November 18 when he attends a black tie dinner at The Waterside to find out whether he has won Volunteer of the Year 2016 in The Bucks and Milton Keynes Sports Awards. Adam is on a short-list of three, selected from over 100 nominations and was nominated by Chearsley Cricket Club for the exceptional amount of work, time and enthusiasm he has given to developing the cricket club since its “rebirth” in 1989. Winner of not, Adam should be deservedly proud of reaching the final three and the Club will be celebrating with him in their usual style at the Cricket Club Dinner and Dance the following night.

Two HGV traffic surveys have already been undertaken in Chearsley, Cuddington and Ashendon and the facts and figures and concerns of these villages were presented to Bucks County Council Transport For Bucks Autumn/Winter conference by John Howard and other members of our Parish Council. Bucks County Council is currently reviewing their transport strategy and it is hoped that the informative and well presented report by John Howard on the extreme numbers of HGV vehicles recorded coming through Chearsley and the dangers and problems caused by them will have some influence on the County. It is vital to keep recording and a further survey is planned. Ashendon will not be able to take part due to the road closure. John Howard is looking for volunteers to help on Friday November 25 from 8am until 4pm. Please contact him at

Cheeky Calendar Boys Bare All for Hall
More publicity for fundraising for the New Hall can be found in the current edition of Vale Life where there is a short article about the Chearsley Calendar Boys, including two photos (nothing too saucy) to give everyone a tantalising taste of the theme of the calendar. Well done to all the models and thanks to the calendar’s sponsors, who are The Bell, Rectory Homes, Sherlock Combs, POPPETS, Horton Cars, Dale and Heybrook Garden Designers, The Big Mower Company,, All About Artwork, Haddenham Garden Centre, Velvet Brown, College Farm Shooting Ground, The Egg House Butchery and Chearsley Cricket Club.
The calendars, which make unique Christmas presents are available to buy at £10 each by emailing chearsley or by coming to The Bell where there may be a sighting of one or two of the models in the flesh and where the calendars are also on sale.

Fish and Chips on a Monday Night
Did you know that a fish and chip van has been calling at the bus stop in Chearsley on Monday nights at 5.45pm? Chearsley is now served by Howe & Co, whose Head office is at Little Horwood, and who have been serving fish and chips for more than 80 years. The van stops at Chearsley before going on to Nether Winchendon and Cuddington and then returning to Chearsley at about 8pm. The quality of fish and chips has an excellent reputation and have been tried and tested at several celebrations and occasions in the village. I understand that calling at Chearsley is part of a 6 week trial period. Hopefully villagers will support this village facility to keep it established for Monday nights. It doesn’t clash with The Bell as there is no food available these nights. So if time is short or life too busy for cooking, remember the fish and chip van on Monday nights.

The Bell
Sharon and her staff continue to offer a friendly welcome at The Bell with cosy log burner to keep the November cold at bay. Always on offer are very well kept local beers and a tasty menu is available every lunchtime and evening, except Monday and Sunday evenings. Throughout November, Tuesdays are Curry nights and Thursday Gourmet Burger Nights, with everything freshly prepared in The Bell kitchen. Details of the Christmas Menu of 2 or 3 courses which starts December 5 are now available. Call in on Friday mornings when the pub is open at 10am for coffee and pub-baked cake for £3.50.

Christmas Fayre with Santa at The Bernard Hall - Saturday November 19 2pm to 4.15pm
There will be many varied stalls at this annual event in Cuddington where entry is free. Come and buy Christmas gifts, handicrafts, home made cakes, preserves, planted winter containers, pre-loved toys, Haddenham & District Age concern artwork. Take part in the raffle and enjoy some refreshments.

Cuddington Sunshine Club Matinee Cinema
On Monday November 21 there will be a showing of “Annie Get Your Gun” in The Bernard Hall, Cuddington at 1.30pm. This is an American Musical made in 1950 loosely based on the life of Annie Oakley and starring Betty Hutton and Howard Keel and includes well known songs such as “There’s No Business like Show Business” and “Anything You Can Do”.
Tickets cost £5 or £4 concession price which includes tea and homemade cake during the interval and can be purchased on the door or reserved by ringing Liz on 01844 299150. Doors open at 1pm. Please remember to park considerately to allow space for disabled drivers to park outside the hall. There is plenty of room to park in the car park at the Cuddington Playing Fields Club House, Bernard Close.

Ashendon Road Closure
I have only just caught up with the road closure through Ashendon which has been closed since the end of October. Thames Water are renewing the water mains and the road allowing access through Ashendon to Westcott is completely closed now until December 22. There is then a second phase of the work when the road is closed again on January 3 2017 until February 27. It means a detour through Upper Winchendon down to join the busy A41 through Waddesdon and on.

Refuse Collections: Wednesday November 16 when the blue lidded recycling bins and food bins will be collected

Church Services at St Nicholas:
  • Sunday November 20 Holy Communion at 9am
Diary Dates:
  • Saturday November 19 Cricket Club Dinner and Dance
  • Monday November 21 Last Brown Bin collection of the year
  • Monday November 21 Parish Council Meeting at 7.30pm
  • Saturday November 26 10am to 12midday Christmas Garland workshop with Joy. Ring her on 208513 or email All money goes to the village hall fund.
  • Saturday November 26 "Murder at The Manor" with The Thame Players at the village hall. Fund raising for the new village hall. Tickets £15, £10 for children to include 2 course dinner. Email
  • Saturday December 3 11am to 1pm Elevensies in the village hall with Christmas food and crafts to buy

Friday, 11 November 2016

Appeal for witnesses after vehicle crime - Cuddington

This is a message sent via Thames Valley Alert and has been sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information after one vehicle was stolen and another one damaged in Cuddington.

Overnight on Saturday 5th to Sunday 6th November a resident in Bernard Close reported that two windows had been smashed on her Vauxhall Corsa, although it doesn’t appear that anything has been stolen.

On the same night in Aylesbury Road another Vauxhall Corsa was stolen from a driveway.

PCSO Sue Jones from the Waddesdon Neighbourhood Policing Team is the officer dealing with these crimes. If you saw or heard anything suspicious in the area that night please give her a ring on the 24 hour Police Enquiry Centre number 101.

If you don’t want to speak to the police or give your details you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or report it online. No personal details will be taken. Information is not traced or recorded and you will not have to go to court.

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Service of Remembrance

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Car Defrosting – Risk Of Theft On Cold Mornings

This is a message sent via Thames Valley Alert and has been sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police.

Nobody likes cold morning starts. The tempting option of starting the car, setting the blowers to max and leaving it to idle until the windows have cleared, sounds more attractive than hacking at ice-covered windows with a scraper.

One UK Insurance company has claimed that motorists waste nearly £50m of fuel each winter by leaving their cars to idle and warm up while they defrost the windows. And it appears lots of us are doing it. A survey carried out by one insurance group found four in 10 respondents said they leave their cars to idle, unattended.

However from a policing point of view, there is a risk that your car may be stolen by teams of organised criminals who target cars, left running with keys in the ignition, on frosty mornings. The insurance companies also point out that your insurance may be invalid, through negligence, if you leave your car running with the keys in the ignition and it is stolen. The financial impact may therefore be significant and there is likely to be significant disruption to your daily schedule, as you may not get a courtesy car in the circumstances.

With the recent drop in temperatures, we have already taken reports of this kind of theft in the area. Please don’t take the risk; spend a few pence on an ice scraper or a canister of de-icer to ensure your windows are clear before you start your journey.

Winter road safety advice is available on the Thames Valley Police website.

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Monday, 7 November 2016

Christmas Garland Workshop - for the hall!

All proceeds will go to the village hall.

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Funding Boost for New Village Hall
The Village Hall Management Committee is delighted to announce that it has received a major boost to its new village hall fundraising efforts with a grant of £376,372 from Aylesbury Vale District Council’s New Homes Bonus Funding Scheme. Together with the funds already raised of nearly £100,000, this means that Chearsley can now proceed to the next stage of the project. Antonia Stratford, chair of Chearsley Village hall commented “my committee and I are delighted that finally our dream can become a reality and we can replace our old, tired and outdated village hall for a building that will be attractive, fully accessible and energy efficient that will be used by all members of the community for many years to come”.
Nic Brown, chairman of Chearsley Parish Council commented “The Parish Council and Village Hall committee have worked extremely hard over the last 3 years to pull together all the information needed for this grant. The village has been fully consulted all the way through this project and is now pulling together to raise the last remaining funds”.
The project is scheduled to start next summer, with the total estimated cost of the build likely to be around £550,000. To meet this target, other funding applications will be made and villagers will continue to organise fundraising events and activities which will include a Christmas wreath making class, coffee morning, murder mystery night, family quiz night and a "buy a brick" scheme. The Heybrook family and Sarah and Simon Vickers of Rectory Homes have also confirmed that they will generously match fundraising efforts by the local community towards the new hall.

Murder at The Manor
As a fundraising event for the new village hall, Chearsley Village Hall are pleased to present "Murder at The Manor" to be performed by The Thame Players on Saturday November 26 at the village hall. It will be a fun and entertaining evening for all the family, suitable for all including children of 8+ years. Tickets are £15 each (£10 for children) for a 2 course dinner and the murder, with a prize for discovering the identity of the murderer.
There will be a bar and doors open at 6.15pm ready for the start of the show at 6.30pm. Tickets are available from Antonia Stratford, Alex Wall Morris and Angela Gray or email It promises to be a popular event, so early booking is advisable.

Christmas Garlands

Joy Payne, who is well known for her flower arranging knowledge and skills, is holding a workshop on Saturday November 26 from 10 to 12 in the village hall to demonstrate how to make a lovely Christmas door garland using natural foliages. Joy will provide all materials necessary for everyone to make their own and offer help and advice and encouragement for those (such as me) who do not have a natural eye and flair to make their own. Just bring florist scissors or garden secateurs.
Everything else will be supplied. Please let Joy know as soon as possible if you would like to come as places will be limited. The cost is £25 which Joy is generously donating to the Village Hall Fund. Ring Joy on 208513 or email her at

More Fundraising for the New Village Hall
A reminder of other ways that villagers can help augment the amount needed for the new hall. The Vale Lottery is a weekly draw when 60% of your ticket price will go towards the hall and give you the chance to win up to £25,000. An easy way to join is by going to the village hall Support Us link and clicking on "vale lottery". There is also the opportunity of earning a little for the fund every time you shop online. by joining Easy Fundraising. This is supported by a large number of stores and companies and is easy to register by going to Over £159 has been raised already in this way by only 16 Chearsley villagers over the last year. Christmas is approaching and there must be many villagers ordering goods on line, so please register with Easy Fundraising at and donating is then done easily and without any cost to you.

Chearsley Cricket Club is holding its AGM at the pavilion on Monday November 21 to which all Cricket Club members are invited. They are looking for someone to take over running the Club’s fun and games programme for the coming year. Please email Terry Gadsby at if you are interested in joining their committee.

Shed break-ins
It is disturbing news that 2 village sheds have recently been broken into and equipment stolen. On different nights of the same week, the shed in the grounds of the church was broken into and a strimmer stolen. The next night, a shed in Bernards Close probably accessed from Hicks Path, had its lock smashed and a rotavator stolen which would have needed two men and a van. Other items in the shed had been locked together and were therefore secure. A warning for villagers to do everything they can to protect their tools and equipment and to be aware that break-ins can and do happen in our village.

Bingo at The Bell
Another busy Bingo night was held on Tuesday November 1 when there was a top prize of £69 for the final full house of the evening. The Snowball game now stands at over £200 to be won in less than 57 numbers, and this could possibly be won at the Christmas Bingo evening to be held on Tuesday December 6.

Remembrance Sunday November 13
There will be a service at the War Memorial at 10.45am led by John Scholefield, which follows the service of Morning Celebration in the church at 10am. Refreshments of tea and coffee and cake will be available for all at the village hall afterwards.

Quiz cancelled
Friday November 11 at the village hall in aid of Florence Nightingale Hospice - I have been told that the organisers have decided to cancel this event due to lack of interest.

Refuse Collections: Wednesday November 9 when the general refuse bins and food bins will be collected

Diary Dates:
  • Saturday November 12 Bette Davis On the Edge Charity Evening at The Bernard Hall, Cuddington Ring Liz Davies on 01844 299150 for tickets
  • Monday November 14 AGM Village Hall Management committee at 8pm in the village hall
  • Saturday November 19 Cricket Club Dinner and Dance
  • Monday November 21 Last Brown Bin collection of the year
  • Monday November 21 Parish Council Meeting at 7.30pm
  • Saturday November 26 10am to 12noon Christmas Garland workshop with Joy. Ring her on 208513 or email
  • Saturday November 26 at 6.30pm “ Murder at The Manor” with The Thame Players at the village hall. Fund raising for the new village hall. Tickets £15, £10 for children to include 2 course dinner. Email
  • Saturday December 3 11am to 1pm Elevensies in the village hall with Christmas food and crafts to buy

Friday, 4 November 2016

Reminder to ‘leave a light on’

Thames Valley Alert:
This is a message sent via Thames Valley Alert and has been sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police.

This weekend, many Aylesbury Vale residents will be going out with their families and friends to fireworks displays or bonfire parties.

If you are going out in the evening, for whatever reason, just take a moment to review your home security:-
  •  You may have driven along residential roads in your area and thought to yourself how easy it is to tell who is out by the fact that their home is in total darkness – opportunist criminals may be thinking the same thing!
  • Before you leave make sure your doors and windows are properly secured and double locked. Leave lights on to give the appearance of someone being home and set your alarm if you have one.
  • If you see anyone acting suspiciously report them to the police on the 24 hour Police Enquiry Centre number 101. If you think a crime is happening at that time dial on 999. Try to see what they look like, clothing description etc and details of any vehicle they may be using, especially the registration number.
Enjoy your night out, whatever you are doing, but make sure you don’t give criminals the opportunity to ruin the fun.

Crime prevention advice and information can be found on the Thames Valley Police website

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