Monday, 5 December 2016

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Garland Making Morning
Over £300 has been added to the New Village Hall Fund by the generosity of Joy Payne who donated her charges for her garland morning. 15 people (surprisingly all ladies) enjoyed a demonstration of how to make a Christmas garland for the front door and attempted very successfully to make their own, which are now proudly displayed on front doors throughout Chearsley, with 1 in Long Crendon and 2 in Aylesbury. Thank you Joy.

Murder at The Manor
An interesting evening with supper provided by the Village Hall Committee and entertained by Thame Players was enjoyed by 60 villagers on Saturday evening at the village hall and raised around £800 for the New Village Hall fund. The audience were “neighbours and friends” of the Worthington-Jones’ family at a wonderful reception at Worthington Manor and were witnesses to the murders. We were all invited to write down the name of the guilty suspect or suspects, with the winning entry receiving a prize, which went to Joseph Grapes who attended with his family. It took a youngster to follow the plot and work out who did it. Well done Joseph. A fun and entertaining evening for a good cause.

HGV Survey
Another HGV count took place on Friday November 25 and John Howard thanks all those who braved the cold to help. It was hoped to see from the count whether there were any discernible affects from the closure of the Ashendon/Westcott Road compared to results of previous surveys in June and July. There was a significant drop in the number of HGVs entering the village by the Winchendon Road, but little noteworthy changes otherwise, including a very high number of vehicles entering the village by Crendon Road and exiting via Winchendon Road. Any thoughts of how to interpret the figures would be welcomed by John and the Parish Council. The Parish Council will continue to press Bucks County Council in co-operating with Cuddington, Ashendon and Westcott to introduce restrictions of HGVs using C roads through our villages.

Gift Tags
Andrew, better known to many affectionately as Podge, and myself would like to thank everyone who responded to our request for old Christmas cards. We have spent many happy hours throughout the year, with a bit of a speed up in the past month, cutting them up to turn them into attractive gift tags. They can now be purchased from The Bell, with grateful thanks for Sharon for having our basket on the bar. Steve and Jane at Bradmoor Farm Shop and Cafe have also very kindly agreed to sell the gift tags for us again this year, and Andrew was really pleased to see how well they are selling there. We still have quite a good supply of old cards, but would welcome some more again after this Christmas.

Parish Council Meetings in December:
Monday December 12 at 7.30pm in the village hall – Budget Meeting Monday December 19 at 7.30pm in the village hall – Parish Council Meeting.

Sunshine Club
Come and enjoy a cuppa with Cuddington, Chearsley and Nether Winchendon Sunshine Club Christmas Bring and Buy at Tyringham Hall on Thursday December 8 at 2pm for great bargains and a super raffle. Proceeds go towards the Christmas Party.

Stolen Poppy Collection Tin
How disappointing and disheartening to read that the poppy box on the bar of The Crown at Cuddington has been stolen, probably on Remembrance Day November 11.

Christmas Opening Times at Chearsley Shop
The shop will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Tuesday December 27 to December 31 it will be open 8am to 11am. Closed from 11am to 3pm. Re-open at 3pm until 6pm. 2nd January Open from 8am to 11am only.
Please also note that from Friday December 16 the shop has reduced hours and will be closed from 11am to 3pm.
Jeyan, Sugi and family would like to wish all their customers a Very Happy Christmas.

Christmas at The Bell:
Friday December 16 Christmas: Jumper competition. Dig out last year’s dodgy Christmas jumper, add a bit of tinsel or glitter and wear it with pride at The Bell – it might win you a prize.
The Haddenham Mummers will be performing and collecting for local charities at around 10pm
Wednesday December 21 Carol Singing at 8.30pm
Christmas Opening Hours:
Saturday December 24 : Open 12 till 4 and 6pm until late
Christmas Day : Open for drinks only 12 until 2pm
Boxing Day : Open 12 until 4. Serving food from 12 to 2pm
Tuesday December 27 to Friday 30: Normal opening and closing times
Saturday December 31 : 12 until 4.
New Year’s Eve Celebrations: 6pm until late Disco with DJ Tickets £6
Sunday January 1: Open 12 until 4 Food 12 to 2pm

Christmas at St Nicholas’ Church
Silly Sheep Once again, those silly sheep have got lost and this year, 12 have strayed to Nether Winchendon and 24 are lost in Chearsley. Can you help find them and get them back to their shepherds for Christmas Eve? There will be finders’ prizes. If you spot a sheep, write its name down next to the number ;on the entry sheet and bring your sheet to one of the Crib services .Download an entrance form which can be found on the church link. There will be a Crib service at Nether Winchendon on Sunday 18 at 10am and at Chearsley on December 24 at 3.30pm
Church Services:
  • Sunday December 11 at 4pm : Christingle candle lit service for everyone. During the service the children receive a Christingle composed of an orange, a lighted candle, red ribbon, raisins and sweets each part representing a symbol of the Christian faith. The collection is donated to the Children’s Society.
  • Sunday December 18 at 10am : Holy Communion and at 6pm : Service of Lessons & Carols. Stay after the service for mulled wine and mince pies
  • Saturday Christmas Eve at 3.30pm : Crib Service. An informal service for all ages arranged especially for children with songs and the Nativity story. At 11pm Midnight Holy Communion
  • Sunday Christmas Day at 10am : Christmas Praise
  • Sunday January 1 : Benefice Holy Communion at 10am at Long Crendon
Diary Dates:
  • Tuesday December 6 : Christmas Bingo at The Bell with Eyes Down at 8.45pm.
  • Thursday December 8 at 2pm Sunshine Club Bring and Buy at Tyringham Hall Cuddington raising funds for the Christmas party Friday December 9 Official switching on the Christmas Tree lights at 6.45pm
  • Sunday December 11 Quiz at The Bell at 8pm
  • Monday December 12 at 7.30pm Budget meeting of the Parish Council in the village hall
  • Friday December 16 Haddenham Mummers at The Bell at 10pm
  • Monday December 19 at 7.30pm Parish Council meeting in the village hall