Sunday, 24 December 2017

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

This is the final Village News of the Year as Christmas is nearly upon us with a reminder of The Bell and the shop opening hours which might be helpful to know.

The Shop:
Christmas Day and Boxing Day    Closed
Wednesday 27 to Saturday  30    Open at 8am until 6pm
New Year’s Eve                           Open 8 until 1pm
New Year’s Day                           Closed

The Bell:
Christmas Eve            12 to 4 (Food 12 to 3)  and  6pm until late (No food)
Christmas Day            12 to 3   (Drinks only)   Closed in the evening
Boxing Day                 12 to 4 (Food 12 to 3)    Closed in the evening
Wednesday 27 to Saturday 30    Normal hours
New Year’s Eve           12 to 4 (Food 12 to 2)    and 6pm until very late. Disco and DJ .Buy tickets now
New Year’s Day           12 to 3  Big Breakfast Day   Closed in the evening

St Nicholas:
Christmas Eve            Crib Service at 3.30pm  and Midnight Communion at 11pm
Christmas Day            Christmas Praise at 10am
New Year’s Eve           Benefice Service at 10am in Long Crendon

The next bin collection will be just a day later than usual on Thursday December 28 when the recycling bins will be collected. Next week, it will be back to the usual Wednesday collecting day on January 3.

Carol Singing round the village  £660 has been raised this Christmas from the carol singers who managed to get round to most of the village on 2 nights and a collection at the Lighting of The Tree evening.  This will be divided between the charities for Cystic Fibrosis and Debra. Well done to the carol singers and everyone who donated.

Happy Christmas  to everyone and all the very best for 2018.

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Need a doctor?

If you need an urgent GP appointment over Christmas and New Year, 
please call 111

Friday, 22 December 2017

Village Hall Update

The build is now well over half way and a topping out ceremony (apparently a building tradition) was held before Christmas to celebrate the near completion of the beautiful new slate roof.

Members of the Village Hall Committee and Parish Council bravely climbed up the scaffolding and cracked open a bottle of fizz.  Chearsley's very own resident photographer Sharon Sampson snapped away and we are grateful to her for some fantastic photos of us all!

The cedar cladding has also started to be fixed to the timber structure and meetings will be held in the New Year with our kitchen supplier and to decide the flooring, paint colours for the walls and colour of the Movawall (which is the partition wall in the middle of the hall).

If you would like to book the hall for an event, meeting or provide an exercise class - an electronic booking system will be open in March for bookings. A Grand Opening will be held after Easter and more details will follow in due course.

With best wishes for a Happy Christmas and New Year!

The Village Hall Committee

Children's Crib Service

Please come along to St Nicbolas on Christmas Eve at 3.30pm for our Children's Crib Service, to hear the Nativity Story, sing a few more carols and enjoy a mince pie and mulled wine.  If the children would like to come dressed up or bring a sheep or stable animal, that would be great.  There will be an opportunity for all children to take part and help build our Nativity Scene.  If Mary and Joseph have been staying at your house, don't forget to bring the little knitted sheep along!

Later on, at 11pm there will be a midnight communion, a more formal celebration of Christ's birth.  Then, at 10am on Christmas Day we have a Christmas Praise Service.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Carol Singing at The Bell

Refuse Collection now on Thursday 14th

Message to residents from AVDC:

Due to the forecast of extremely low temperatures overnight, we anticipate that icy and snow-blocked roads are likely to make our recycling and waste collections dangerous.

For this reason, we've reluctantly decided to cancel collections on Tuesday 12 December, and to make the following changes to our normal collection schedule: Tuesday’s collections will be collected on Wednesday
  • Wednesday’s collections will be collected on Thursday
  • Thursday’s collections will be collected on Friday
  • Friday’s collections will be collected on Saturday
It's very rare that we have to make changes like these but, in the current extreme weather conditions, public and staff safety must remain our priority.

Please note, there’s a possibility that should the weather get worse, there’s a chance we may have to revise these changes again but we are hopeful that we’ll be able to make the collections as detailed above.

We apologise for any inconvenience.