Saturday, 14 January 2017

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Poppy Collection
Jennifer Schram de Jong of Cuddington who is the voluntary area organiser for the Royal British Legion offers her thanks and congratulations to everyone in Chearsley involved in raising over £780. This magnificent amount was made up by Sue Grimsdell and Joy Payne who collected more than £564 from door to door collections round the village, £70 from the box in the village shop and £41 from the box in The Bell and £102 from coffee served by the Village Hall committee after the Remembrance Day service at the War Memorial.
A grand total of £2465.51, more than last year, was collected from the 3 villages of Cuddington, Chearsley and Nether Winchendon. A great effort by everyone concerned.

W.I. Tuesday January 17 Talk on Myths and Legends of the volcanoes in Indonesia
Local resident, Andy Wight, will be the W.I. guest speaker at Chearsley village hall on Tuesday January 17. All villagers, men included, are very welcome to come and join the W.I. members at what promises to be an excellent and interesting afternoon in the company of Andy. Entry which includes refreshments is £5 and the talk starts at 2.30pm.

Chearsley couple leaving
Sue and Peter Crook, formerly of Raglan House and currently living at Doverhay, Dark Lane, are leaving Chearsley to join their children and family in New Zealand. They have been disposing of unneeded possessions in recent weeks and are now ready to offer other items for sale or as give-aways. Various garden and household furniture, tools, sprays, pots, lamps, storage units, nest of tables etc. are freely available whist other more substantial items have a cost attached. Notably, these are a Honda CRV and Renault Clio, both high spec and in excellent condition, a lounge display and bookcase and a King sized bed, details of which are on the notice board. All are priced to sell. Please contact Peter on 01844 761466 for more information.
I was pleased to be told that I was very much in Phil’s thoughts when he went to have a look at what Peter had on offer last weekend. He came home with a boot full of gardening equipment, including secateurs, ever mindful that mine regularly get mislaid and time is wasted looking for them, and other items to keep me out and busy in the garden. He did manage to find some useful bits for himself and his garage. I would recommend contacting Peter as soon as possible in case Phil can’t resist another look, with me in mind, of course.

Parish Council Meeting: Monday January 16 at 7.30pm.
The Council have their next monthly meeting in the village hall on Monday January 16. The meetings are open to the public to hear what is being discussed and two open sessions offer the opportunity for villagers to raise any matters of concern with the council, or to comment on Council proposals.

Burns Night at The Bell will be celebrated this year on Saturday January 28. More details of the menu and cost will be available shortly.

Sunshine Club Matinee cinema on Monday January 30
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel I hope anyone thinking of coming to the showing of this has made a note on the calendar. As a follow on from this film, the Second Best Marigold Hotel - again with Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Bill Nighy - will be shown on Monday March 27. The Sunshine Club invite everyone to come and enjoy the “Sunshine Experience” (which is especially good on a cold wintry day!) in a friendly atmosphere with comfortable upholstered chairs. Tea and homemade cake, served at the interval is included in the ticket price of £5 or £4 concession. Screenings are at The Bernard Hall, Cuddington at 1.30 with doors open at 1pm. (Please leave parking spaces closest to the hall for disabled drivers). Tickets are often available on the door, but to avoid disappointment, please book with Liz on 01844 299150.

Refuse Collections on Wednesday January 18 will be the general refuse bins and food bins

Services at St Nicholas Chearsley:
  • Sunday January 15 Holy communion at 9am
Diary Dates:
  • Monday January 16 Parish Council Meeting at 7.30pm
  • Tuesday January 17 W.I. Meeting. Talk by Andy Wight at 2.30pm Open to everyone
  • Saturday January 28 Burns Night Meal and celebrations at The Bell