Monday, 30 January 2017

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Endeavour at The Bell
Did you spot (and you had to be quick) the scene filmed in The Bell in last Sunday’s Endeavour? It only lasted about three minutes, and it was hard to tell that it was in the main part of The Bell. I have been told there was another glimpse of the bar earlier in the episode, which I missed.
I also missed seeing Eric Carte, once Chearsley’s most famous actor, who appeared in Unforgotten this week as a watchmaker. I obviously need to watch more TV.

New Village Hall Fund and Waitrose
Chearsley Village Hall Fund has been chosen by Waitrose as one of their projects to support as part of their Community Matters scheme, which starts this Wednesday, February 1. So, don’t forget to take every opportunity to put as many little green discs as possible in the appropriate box each time you shop at Waitrose. Each month Thame branch donates £1000 to local good causes, divided between three organisations. Funds are still needed for our new village hall and this contribution by Waitrose is very much appreciated.

London Marathon and Angela Gray
Angela is asking for support for her entry into this year’s London Marathon on April 23. She has 12 weeks to train to complete the 26 miles when she has only run 13 before and to raise £2000 in that time. Angela is running for Wheelpower, the charity that supports disabled youngsters through sport. You can sponsor Angela to help her raise this money to take part by going to Angela is always very involved in Chearsley life particularly giving her time to the cricket club, the church, the village hall committee and chief organiser of the fete and more. She deserves your encouragement and sponsorship.

Parish Councillor vacancy
The resignation of Mike Heybrook from the Parish Council has resulted in a vacancy and the Parish Council invite anyone interested in joining the council to email the clerk to Chearsley Council, Helen Spurgeon at The position of Parish councillor is a rewarding role offering an opportunity to put something back into village life by contributing to the well-being and care of Chearsley. The council generally meet every third Monday of each month at 7.30pm in the village hall.

No Parking Signs
No doubt you have noticed the no parking signs by The Green and the Parish Council have asked all villagers to take heed of the signs which have been put there in an effort to protect the Green from more vehicular damage, and to park safely in the village lanes, making sure to leave room for emergency vehicle access.

Design a Flag for Chearsley
Did you know about the competition to design a Chearsley flag? This is being organised by the Parish Council and entries are asked to be handed in to Jeyan at the village shop or sent by email to the Parish Clerk as above.

Next Parish Council Meeting
Please make a note of the date of the next Parish Council meeting on Monday February 20 at 7.30pm in the village hall.

Rock Solid will be meeting on Sunday February 5 at Long Meadow, Dark Lane from 5 to 7.30pm. Please note the altered start time. This is a group for youngsters from 10plus. At this meeting, the film “God’s Not Dead” will be shown with a debate afterwards. The group are pleased to have the vicar, Richard Phillips coming to join in the debate and try to answer any questions.

Valentine’s Day at The Bell
Celebrate Valentine’s Day by enjoying a meal for 2 including a bottle of wine for £25. This offer is available at lunch and evening time at The Bell. Take advantage of a good, homemade meal at a bargain price in a lovely traditional thatched pub complete with cosy log burner. No need to worry about who is driving or finding a taxi. Sharon and her staff would love to see you. Phone to book a table on 01844 208077 or email

Refuse Collections: Wednesday February 1: the general refuse bins and food bins will be collected

Services at St Nicholas Chearsley:
  • Sunday February 5 Family Communion at 10am. Rock Solid at Long Meadow 5 to 7.30pm
Diary Dates:
  • Monday January 30 Sunshine Club Matinee cinema showing The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel at The Bernard Hall, Cuddington at 1.30pm. Tickets on the door or phone Liz on 01844 299150
  • Tuesday February 7 Bingo at The Bell. Eyes Down at 8.45pm. Come for a fun evening and good cash prizes
  • Sunday February 12 Monthly Quiz at The Bell at 8pm
  • Tuesday February 14 Valentines Day celebrations at The Bell. Lunch and evening meals £25 for 2 including a bottle of wine. No driving, no taxi fare. Support your local pub.
  • Tuesday February 14 to Sunday February 19 Cuddington Youth Drama perform The Domino Effect at The Bernard Hall
  • Monday February 20 Parish Council Meeting at 7.30pm in the village hall.