Monday, 13 February 2017

Village News

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Tracey Camden
Tracey died a short time ago aged 46 and a Celebration of her Life was held at Chilterns Crematorium, Amersham on Friday, February 10. Up to just over a year ago she had lived at The Old Chapel for several years before moving to Long Crendon. Tracey was a great dog lover and doted on her dogs Kruger and Simba and took every opportunity of stroking and fussing any dog which came her way. Sadly, after moving to Long Crendon, her one remaining dog died. The ashes of both her dogs were cremated with Tracey on Friday. She will be remembered for her love and care of animals and people, helping out whenever she saw the need, her sense of humour and for her meticulous talent as a graphic designer, among other work, producing flyers and adverts for Sharon at The Bell, who was a good friend for many years.
She will be missed by many. Rest in Peace, Tracey.

Bingo at The Bell
Last Tuesday’s bingo night was very busy, with almost no room to sit down. The prospect of over £250 waiting to be won in the special Snowball game attracted a good crowd, eager to win it. But, there was disappointment and it awaits to be won possibly in March, when the prize money will be getting on for £300. Luck was in for a regular Bingo playing couple from Chearsley, who between them had several wins on lines and full houses. It is unusual for anyone to have even two wins on a night yet alone several, and it just goes to show that you never can tell how luck will fall.
Money raised from the raffle on this evening has been donated to Wheelpower in support of Angela Gray who is supporting this charity when she takes part in the London Marathon. Why not come along and try your luck at the next Bingo session on Tuesday March 7. The Bell offers meals for Bingo players at a very favourable price and you can be assured of a good evening, even if your luck, like mine, is not in.

London Marathon 2017
As well as Angela Gray and Natalie Babington, I have been told of another runner in this year’s London Marathon with Chearsley connections. Lin Joiner of Willow Gate has emailed that her son, Alex will be taking part again this year, having run last year when he was disappointed in his time. He is hoping to improve on his time this year. Lin is looking forward to becoming a grandmother to her 6th grandchild in April when Alex and his partner are expecting a little boy which hopefully won’t arrive to upset any Marathon plans. Good luck to all three participants in their training and on the day.

Don’t forget to take every opportunity to put as many little green discs as possible in the appropriate Community Matters box each time you shop at Waitrose during February.

Valentine’s Day at The Bell
Celebrate Valentine’s Day by enjoying a meal for two including a bottle of wine for £25. This offer is available at lunch and evening time at The Bell.

Summer FĂȘte
I am told that Angela Gray and Nic Brown have been finalising plans for this year’s FĂȘte which will be held on Saturday June 24. Please keep this date free. Any offers of help beforehand and on the day will be gratefully received by the organisers.

Refuse Collections:
Monday February 13 The garden waste bins are due to be collected
Wednesday February 15 the general bins and food bins will be collected

Services at St Nicholas Chearsley:
  • Sunday February 19 : Holy Communion at 9:00am Sunday February 26 : Family Service at 10:00am
Diary Dates:
  • 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
  • Tuesday February 28 Pancake Party at The Church from 5 to 6pm. We are all invited to this free event when all donations will go to the Children’s Society