Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Michael Edmonds
Chearsley has lost a very public spirited member of its community on the death of Michael Edmonds on Thursday November 8th in hospital. He had been a Parish Councillor and Chairman for many years, an AVDC District Councillor and served on countless committees. His funeral will be held in St Nicholas Church, Chearsley, this Thursday November 22 at 11am.

Chearsley Remembers The Great War Centenary 1918 to 2018 on Thursday November 29th - 7pm for 7.30pm start in The Village Hall.
Come and share an evening of memories with two Chearsley villagers, Alan Mitchener and Fenella Tillier. Alan Mitchener has researched into two family members who served on the Western Front in WWI and will briefly outline the course of the war, his research and aspects of life at the Front and answering any questions. Fenella appeared in an hour long documentary in 2010 “Finding the Lost Battalions” on Channel 4 which will be broadcast during the evening followed by a Question and Answer session with Fenella to share some of her unique experiences. Entrance is free and refreshments will be served. A collection for “The Not Forgotten Association” will be made.

Elevenses on Saturday December 1st from 10am to 1pm in The Village Hall.
Everyone is welcome to come to this Christmas Food fair with gifts, decorations and goodies on sale. Also a raffle, in aid of St Nicholas Church and The Children’s Society. Please contact Alicia at alicia@greatbarn.net if you are able to make a cake or donate a raffle prize. Donations of crafts or food for the Goodies stall are most welcome. Contact Anne Pratt on anne.jpap@gmail.com. If you would like to run your own stall for a donation of £20, please also contact Anne.

Community First Responder for Chearsley
First Responders are local volunteers trained by South Central Ambulance Service to attend patients experiencing a life threatening medical emergency. They are able to respond to a local emergency within minutes to provide basic life support care until the arrival of the ambulance. Equipment and expenses are met by fundraising activities and charitable donations. I understand that there is currently no First Responder living in Chearsley, unlike other nearby villages. If anyone would like to find out more about what is involved to play a vital part in saving someone’s life please phone 01962 898090.
If you haven’t already attended one of the free CPR and Defibrillator training sessions in the Village Hall, I would suggest you book to go on the next one. You will learn how to respond effectively if someone stops breathing to provide that vital lifesaving help before the ambulance arrives, and how to operate the defibrillator.

Christingle Service at Chearsley Church
A delightful candlelit service for everyone, when every child receives a lighted Christingle will be held on Sunday December 2 at 3pm. A collection is made in aid of The Children’s Society.

The Hiding Place is the story of a devoted Christian family who set out on an incredible rescue mission of the Jews during WWII. The production takes place on Monday December 3 at 7.30pm in Cuddington Church by The Oddment Theatre Co. Tickets can be bought online at www.oddments-theatre.co.uk for £10 or from St Mary’s Centre, Haddenham. The play focuses on God’s influence on Corrie’s life and how God gave her the strength and means to do His work in terrible circumstances.

Christingle


Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Upcoming...

Elevenses

If you would like to make cakes or donate a raffle prize for the event please contact Alicia Howard alicia@greatbarn.net

If you wish to donate crafts, gifts and foods to the ‘St Nicholas Christmas Goodies’ stall or if you would like to run your own stall for a donation of £20,please contact Anne Pratt anne.jpap@gmail.com

Proceeds will go to St Nicholas’ Church and The Children’s Society

Christmas Services



The WI AGM


Friday, 9 November 2018

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

CPR and Defibrillator Course
Saturday November 17 9am to 10.30 am in the Village Hall This is another chance to attend one of these free courses which will give you simple and potentially life saving skills and information on how to use our Defibrillator situated in the car park of The Bell. Did you know that Glen Hoddle’s life was recently saved by a passing stranger who applied CPR? Please contact Keith at keith.turnbull1@gmail.com to book your place.

Garland Making Day
Friday November 23 from 7pm to 9pm in the Village Hall An opportunity to make your own festive decoration, using natural foliage, for your front door under the expert instruction of Joy Payne. All materials are supplied. Just bring florist scissors of garden secateurs. The cost, including all materials is £25. Please contact Joy to book your place on 01844 208513 or email her at joychearsley@gmail.com. All proceeds will go to Chearsley Church.

November at The Bell
Wednesday Evenings is Pie ‘n’ Pint night when £10 will buy a pie and a pint of beer or glass of wine. There is a choice of lamb with red pepper and basil, chicken and mushroom or steak and London Pride. Coffee and Cake on Friday Mornings continue. Come along between 10am and noon for coffee and as much home-made cake as you like. Everyone is welcome. Remember to buy a ticket for the Meat Raffle which is drawn on Sunday afternoons.

Quiz Night at The Bell This Sunday November 12 - Everyone welcome for a bit of brain taxing and banter. 8pm start.

Cuddington Matinee Cinema
The next Matinee Cinema presentation will be Dad’s Army (with subtitles) on Monday November 19 at 1.30pm in the Bernard Hall. This 2016 British War comedy set in 1944 stars Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bill Nighy, Toby Jones, who plays Captain Mainwaring, Tom Courteney, Michael Gambon and Mark Gatiss. Tickets cost £5 or £4 for concessions and includes a cup of tea and cake during the interval. Tickets can be reserved by phoning 01844 291526 and there may be seats available on the day. Doors open at 1pm.

Chearsley Cricket Club
The season has now ended with the Club’s 1st XI relegated to Division 6 of the Cherwell League and the 2nd XI finishing in the lower half of Division 10. Despite having a thriving Junior Section and maintaining an excellent playing surface during the dry Summer, the Club have problems with having only a limited pool of players able to play regularly. They hope for more players to join and for younger players to progress through the ranks from the Juniors Section. Many village volunteers continue to support and run the Juniors Section which had over 90 registered this season and goes from strength to strength.
The Aunt Sally Allstars team finished mid-table in Division 3 of the Bicester & District Aunt Sally league. There will be ongoing works at the Club during the closed season, including the building of much needed storage space adjacent to the bar in the pavilion. They are looking forward to their annual Dinner and Dance on November 24th and to next year’s 8th Classic & Vintage Fun Day on either Sunday September 8 or 15 2019.

Ruby Long Dog is a book suitable for 2 to 7 year olds by local author, Lindsey Kennedy and very well known local illustrator, Alicia Howard. More information and copies of this delightful book, costing £9.99 are available by contacting Alicia at alicia@allaboutartwork.uk.

Fish and Chips on a Saturday
If you are looking for an early, easy meal on Saturday evenings, did you know that Howe & Co’s fish and chip van is in Chearsley, by The Green on Saturdays from 5.20pm to 5.40pm. There is more information at their website www.howeandcofishandchips.co.uk

Services at St Nicholas :
  • Sunday November 11 9am Holy Communion
  • Sunday November 18 10am Chearsley Praise
  • Sunday November 25 6pm Evensong
  • December 2 3pm Christingle Service
  • Remembrance Day 10.45am Remembrance Service at The War Memorial ;
    11.30am to 2pm Chearsley Remembers Exhibition in the village hall including refreshments
    12.30pm Ringing Remembers at St Nicholas church
    4pm to 5.30pm Messy Church for all ages with games, crafts and activities based around remembrance, sacrifice and peace.
Diary Dates:
  • Sunday November 11 Quiz Night at The Bell 8pm
  • Monday November 12 Village Hall Management Committee AGM 8pm in the village hall
  • Saturday November 17 CPR and Defibrillator course 9am to 10.30am in the village hall
  • Monday November 19 Cuddington Matinee Cinema Dad’s Army at The Bernard Hall, Cuddington at 1.30pm
  • Monday November 19 Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm in the village hall
  • Friday November 23 Garland Making Evening 7pm to 9pm in the village hall
  • Saturday November 24 Cricket Club End of Season Dinner and Dance at Magnolia Park Golf Club. Tickets are selling fast. Contact Angela at angela@grayemail.co.uk or phone 07944290264
  • Saturday December 1 Elevenses and Christmas Food Fair at the village hall from 10am to 1pm
  • Saturday December 1 Quiz in the village hall in aid of Cystic Fibrosis. Contact Thia at thiarichards@gmail.com
  • Sunday December 2 Christingle Service 3pm at St Nicholas Church, Chearsley
  • Friday January 4 2019 Not Quite Twelfth Night in the village hall – more details to follow

Monday, 5 November 2018

Monday, 22 October 2018

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Village Crime Alert
A number of residents in Willow Gate had their cars rifled through during the day on Thursday October 18. A small amount of cash and an ipod were stolen from one. A timely reminder to be vigilant and aware that crime does happen in Chearsley.

Petition to Cut Beer Tax - Long Live The Local
Whether we visit The Bell or not, I think most villagers would agree that The Bell plays a vital part in Chearsley life, bringing all ages together throughout the year for its many events, attracting visitors to enjoy a charming thatched English pub with good food and lovely garden, and probably influencing the value of our houses. Pubs in general are under a range of tax and other pressures, including the Beer tax which at 54p on the cost of a pint is one of the highest in Europe. The Government is planning to increase the Beer tax in the next Budget and to continue to increase it every year. Sign the petition at www.longlivethelocal.pub to make a difference and to try to stop this happening. Then, go and have a meal, drink or a coffee at The Bell to support our very hard-working, dedicated, enthusiastic and lovely Landlady, Sharon.

Bereavement Service
A Service to remember loved ones who have died will be held at our church on Sunday October 28 at 6pm. Everyone is welcome to gather at this quiet and informal service to take time out of our busy lives to reflect and remember those dear to us who are sadly no longer with us. During the service you can ask for their names to be read out and/or you can light a candle in their memory. After the service you are welcome to share refreshments and memories.

Village Hall AGM
The Village Hall Management Committee invite everyone to its AGM on Monday November 12 at 8pm at The Village Hall

The Bell
Don’t forget there are many opportunities to visit The Bell for Halloween celebrations - Halloween Disco on Saturday 27, Pumpkin carving on Monday 29 and the children’s party on Wednesday 31. The next Bingo Night is on Tuesday November 6 when Bingo players can eat beforehand for just £7.50. Eyes Down at 8.45pm. Good cash prizes. Quiz Night on Sunday 11. Ongoing events are the Friday coffee mornings from 10am to 12pm with home made cakes, scones, sausage rolls on offer for £4 and a chance to call in and chat with friends and neighbours and make new friends; the ever popular Friday evening prize game at 8.30pm and the Meat Raffle which is drawn every Sunday at 3pm.

Not Quite Twelfth Night
A date for your 2019 diary to celebrate “Not Quite Twelfth Night” on Friday January 4 in the village hall. Another evening of fun and frivolity is being planned. More details shortly.

Services at St Nicholas:
  • Sunday October 28 at 6pm Bereavement Service
  • Sunday November 4 at 10am Family Service
Diary Dates:
  • Tuesday October 23 to Saturday 27 The Sound of Music at Lord Williams Upper School
  • Saturday October 27 Halloween Disco at The Bell
  • Sunday October 28 Bereavement Service at 6pm in the Church
  • Monday October 29 Pumpkin Carving 6.30pm to 7.30pm at The Bell.
  • Wednesday October 31 Children’s Halloween party at The Bell 4.30pm to 6pm. Tickets from Sharon
  • Saturday November 3 Coffee and Cake 1pm to 3.30pm at the village hall in aid of Cancer Research UK
  • Tuesday November 6 Bingo at The Bell
  • Sunday November 11 Remembrance Service 10.45am at The War Memorial and Chearsley Remembers Exhibition in the village hall
  • Sunday November 11 Quiz Night at The Bell
  • Monday November 12 Village Hall Management Committee AGM 8pm in the village hall
  • Saturday November 24 Cricket Club End of Season Dinner and Dance at Magnolia Park Golf Club. Tickets are selling fast. Contact Angela at angela@grayemail.co.uk or phone 07944290264
  • Saturday December 1 Elevenses and Christmas Food Fair at the village hall from 10am to 1pm
  • Saturday December 1 Quiz in the village hall in aid of Cystic Fibrosis. Contact Thia at thiarichards@gmail.com
  • Friday January 4 2019 Not Quite Twelfth Night in the village hall – more details to follow

Friday, 19 October 2018

Defibrillator Course - Saturday 20th

Defibrillator Course available this Saturday
Due to late cancellations, there are vacancies on the Defibrillator course that is running on
Saturday, 20 October, from 9.00 to 10.00am
at
Chearsley Village Hall (change of venue from Odyssey)

If you have an hour to spare this would be an extremely good way of using it.

The course not only provides training on how to use our village defibrillator but also covers heart compression (CPR) - an essential first aid response and vital knowledge for everyone.

There is no charge for the course.
If you are interested, please contact Keith Turnbull as soon as possible at  keith.turnbull1@gmail.com

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

AVDC Design Awards 2018
Fingers crossed for an award for Chearsley Village Hall in this year’s AVDC Design Awards. This year has seen a high number of entries and our new hall has been shortlisted. Judges will be visiting the hall on Judging day, October 30 prior to the Presentation of Awards on the evening of Thursday November 29. All shortlisted entries will be posted on the AVDC website. In previous years, Stony Furlong and Odyssey have been shortlisted and been commended by the judges.
To celebrate 25 years of outstanding design in The Vale, the public are this year being invited to vote for their favourite. Chearsley Village Hall is one of 9, but with some strong opposition, including Dinton Folly. Details of how to vote and before and after photos of the 9 entries, can be found on the AVDC website. Voting closes on October 31.

Community Speed Camera Programme
Chearsley Parish Council is asking for volunteers to help with this scheme. Following input from village meetings on ways to help curb speeding through Chearsley, the Parish Council is looking to implement a Community Speed Camera programme. This will require a number of volunteers to be trained and to operate the local Sentinel speed camera at designated spots in the 30mph zones approved by the Police. Depending on the number of volunteers available, this would likely take up to half a day on designated days. The speed camera is shared amongst several neighbouring villages, so it needs to be booked ahead of time and will be available for operation a day or so at a time. The main task is just to look after the device, as once collected and set up on its stand, it automatically captures details of cars travelling at speeds above 35mph. There is already a small core nucleus of trained volunteers who can quickly train anyone who is interested and has the time to help. The work is being co-ordinated on behalf of the Parish Council by Keith Turnbull, who can be contacted at keith.turnbull1@gmail.com or phone 07785 725177. Please help if you can.

A Cake and Coffee Sale will be held on Saturday November 3 in Chearsley Village Hall from 1pm to 3.30pm. This is to raise funds for Cancer Research UK and the Children’s Cancer Charity (CLIC). Everyone is welcome.

Elevenses and Christmas Food Fair Saturday December 1 will be held in Chearsley Village Hall from 10am to 1pm when there will be coffee and cake, Christmas decorations and goodies for sale and a Prize Raffle.

A Quiz Night on Saturday December 1 is being held in Chearsley Village Hall in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Trust, helping change the lives of people with cystic fibrosis, a charity supported for many years by Chearsley residents. Cost is £15 per person to include nibbles, fish and chips from Mermaid Fish Bar, Long Crendon, water and bottle of wine for each table. There will be a bar with beer, wine and soft drinks on sale. Also a Prize Raffle. The Quiz master is Martin Hearmon. Teams of 6 to 8 welcome. Please contact Thia at thiarichards@gmail.com to book a table and for more information.

“Chearsley Remembers”
The Parish Council is sponsoring a “Chearsley Remembers” event on Remembrance Sunday November 11 to commemorate the centenary of the ending of The Great War. It will take place in the Village Hall immediately following the service at the War Memorial. It is hoped this will be a wonderful opportunity for the Chearsley community to share their memories, photographs, letters and other memorabilia from The Great War, as a fitting tribute to all those from our own village as well as the many others who made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of us all.
Please bring your memorabilia and exhibits to the hall on the day where tables and display boards will be available. Or you may like to create a display ahead of the event. Please let the Parish Council know your plans to help them plan the exhibition which will also include a display of art by children in the village. Please contact John Howard on 07970 651326 or email jnh@dbmc.co.uk.
On Remembrance Day, November 11 at around 12.30pm, the bells of St Nicholas Church will be ringing in unison with other local churches as part of a nationwide campaign “The Ringing Remembers”. In addition, the Parish Council will be raising funds for their chosen charity “The Not Forgotten Association”.
Programme for Sunday November 11:
10.45am Remembrance Service at The War Memorial
11.30am Chearsley Remembers Exhibition opens at the village hall with free entrance and refreshments available.
12.30pm (approximate timing) The Ringing Remembers at the church.
2.00pm The exhibition closes.

Children’s Art Work
The Parish Council would very much like to put a display of children’s art work in a large frame in the bus stop and are inviting all children to create a picture of about A5 size for Remembrance Sunday. All pictures will be on show in the Village Hall on Remembrance Sunday before being put in the bus stop display frame. All entries should include the child’s first name and age and given to Sharon at Cloverdale, Lower Green Lane by November 8.

The Sound of Music
Inter Church Productions present an amateur production by special arrangement with Rogers & Hammerstein Theatricals Europe of The Sound of Music with performances at Lord Williams Upper School from Tuesday October 23 to Saturday October 27. Evening performances at 7.30pm and a matinee on Saturday at 2pm. Tickets cost £14 and £12.50 concession for over 65s and under 14s £12.50 and £11.00. This production includes over 50 adults and children from Thame and surrounding villages from all denominations. For tickets, contact the booking office at www.thelittleboxoffice.com/icp.

Services at St Nicholas:
  • Sunday October 14 Holy communion at 9am
  • Sunday October 21 Chearsley Praise at 10am
Diary Dates:
  • Sunday October 14 Messy Church 4.00pm to 5.30pm in the village hall
  • Monday October 15 Parish Council Meeting at 7.30pm in the village hall
  • Tuesday October 23 to Saturday 27 The Sound of Music at Lord Williams Upper School
  • Saturday October 27 Halloween Disco at The Bell
  • Monday October 29 Pumpkin Carving 6.30pm to 7.30pm at The Bell.
  • Wednesday October 31 Halloween party at The Bell 4.30pm to 6pm. Tickets from Sharon
  • Saturday November 3 Coffee and Cake 1pm to 3.30pmat the village hall in aid of Cancer Research UK
  • Sunday November 11 Remembrance Day
  • Saturday November 24 Cricket Club End of Season Dinner and Dance at Magnolia Park Golf Club. Tickets are selling fast. Contact Angela at angela@grayemail.co.uk or phone 07944290264
  • Saturday December 1 Elevenses and Christmas Food Fair at the village hall from 10am to 1pm
  • Saturday December 1 Quiz in the village hall in aid of Cystic Fibrosis. Contact Thia at thiarichards@gmail.com

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Children's Art Work

The Parish Council have had the lovely idea of putting a large frame in the bus stop to display our children's art work, starting with a display for Remembrance Sunday. If your children would like to create a picture of about A5 size, and drop it down to Cloverdale, Lower Green Lane by 8th November, we will display it, first in the village hall on Remembrance Sunday, and then in the bus stop.  Please include your child's first name and age.  Here is just one idea, using fingerprints.



Monday, 1 October 2018

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

CPR and Defibrillator unit training classes
2 more sessions have been arranged to take place in October for training in CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation ) and use of the village Defibrillator unit which is stationed outside The Bell. These will take place on Wednesday October 17 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Odyssey (next to The Old Vicarage) and Saturday October 20 from 9am to 11am at the Village Hall.A further session will be planned for November. If you would like to attend either of the October sessions, or be interested in coming to one in November, please send an email to defib.team@chearsley.com

Hedge at The Village Hall
The Village Hall Committee are looking for someone to trim the Village Hall hedge. Would this be of interest to anyone in the village? The hedge needs cutting now and the job would be suitably remunerated. Please contact Antonia on antoniastratford40@gmail.com as soon as possible if you can help.

October at The Bell
Bingo Monthly: Bingo starts again on Tuesday 2nd. Get your dobbers ready and prepare for a good evening with the chance to win some good cash prizes. Bingo players can eat beforehand for £7.50. Email Sharon to book your table. Eyes Down is at 8.45pm. There is a raffle during the interval with the proceeds going to the current Bell charity.
Quiz Night starts again on Sunday October 7th starting between 8 to 8.30pm. Friendly teams and plenty of banter with refreshments during the break. Come on your own or in a team.
Halloween Time with something for everyone:
Halloween Disco on Saturday October 27 8 till late with a mixture of music from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Come dressed to scare and daring to try a Halloween themed cocktail. Gin and Deadly Nightshade sounds tempting. More information available from Sharon.
Pumpkin Carving on Monday October 29 The Pumpkin contest is a bit different this year when pumpkin carving will take place at The Bell between 6.30 and 7.30pm. Pumpkins will be supplied. Anyone of any age is welcome to take part, individual entries or as a team. Please contact Sharon if you are interested in showing off your pumpkin carving skills.
Halloween for the children: Wednesday October 31st Party at The Bell from 4.30pm to 6.00pm. Scary fun, spooks, games and food. Choose from jacket potato, hot dog or fish fingers. Please buy a ticket from Sharon beforehand, £5 per child.

Services at St Nicholas
  • Sunday October 7 Family Communion at 10am
  • Sunday October 14 Holy Communion at 9am
  • Sunday October 14 Messy Church 4.00pm to 5.30pm in the village hall
Diary Dates:
  • Monday October 15 Parish Council Meeting at 7.30pm in the village hall
  • Saturday November 24 Cricket Club End of Season Dinner and Dance at Magnolia Park Golf Club

Friday, 21 September 2018

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Car Rally
Congratulations to all the Pink T-shirt Chearsley team who worked so hard on Sunday September 9 to achieve a really wonderful Show at the Cricket Ground. A magnificent number and array of vintage vehicles, more than ever this year with more side shows, stalls and food outlets than before with a constant flow of visitors enjoying the sunshine. We look forward to another Show next year, impossible to imagine how it could be better. Well done everybody!
John Howard writes that this year money made from the Show will enable £6,500 to be given to the Cricket Club for improving cricket facilities particularly the Junior Cricket, considerably more than last year’s show which was affected by poor weather. A record number of 270 vehicles exhibited, excluding motorbikes and static engines and it is estimated that over 2,000 visitors came, probably as a result of new pre-show publicity. Very positive feedback has been received from car owners and visitors. There are photos and videos to be seen on the Classic Cars facebook page.
Next year’s Show is planned for Sunday September 8.

Cricket Club
Are you able to help out the Cricket Club on Saturday September 22 from 10 to 12pm as help is needed with some end of season tasks, including loaming of the square. Please contact Peter Redfern on 07775 618926

Pretty Pot Holes
Thanks to the publicity given to the terrible pot holes in School Lane and Bernard's Close by The Bucks Herald and subsequent phone calls to Bucks County Council by several villagers, a few of the worst holes have now been “mended”. Just shows that persisting in complaining can get results.

Kelly on the Telly
Did you see fitness Instructor, Kelly of Chearsley ,who also works at The Bell, on This Morning on ITV on Tuesday? Kelly was one of the models showing off the pick of the best supermarket chic waterproof jackets and coats and Kelly modelled a stylish pink short raincoat from Tesco, and looked great, as always. Kelly also takes a BoxFit class at the village hall on Thursday evenings. A lady of many talents. The programme can still be watched on the ITV hub.

Dinton Folly on Grand Designs
A new series of Grand Design started on Wednesday evening on Channel 4 with an hour long programme on Dinton Folly, a miniature Tudor castle originally built to house a fossil collection. A very interesting programme detailing how the young couple, a local girl and her Spanish architect husband, who bought the Folly for £100,000 2 years ago with no planning permission has now turned it into a 2 bedroomed home on 3 floors with a rooftop area.The programme told of the many difficulties they faced including the extra expense involved when old bones were dug up, planning difficulties, overspending their budget, and coping with the birth of their second child. Worth watching if you missed it, just to have a nosy look at inside the Folly to see how the decaying tower we have all seen from the outside for so many years, has been transformed into a charming home.

Qi Gong
A new term begins on Tuesday October 2nd at 10am until 11am at the village hall. The class is taught by Master Ben Olding who can be contacted on 07473 118676 or email masterben@chearsleyqigong.co.uk or view the website at www.chearsleyqigong.co.uk for more information. Qi Gong is suitable for adults of all ages and new members are very welcome to join this term.

Messy Church at Chearsley Village Hall
A new kind of church for all the family to enjoy together of crafts, games, activities and drama, a short act of worship followed by food is starting on Sunday October 14 at the village hall from 4pm to 5.30pm. This will be a monthly gathering for everyone of all ages, particularly families and will be held on the second Sunday of each month. For more information contact Sharon@cloverdale.biz

Cuddington Matinee Cinema
Mrs Miniver will be shown in the Bernard Hall on Monday September 24 at 1.30pm. This is a moving 1942 wartime drama which deals with the courage of an English family learning to cope with war. Starring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon. Having already won 6 Academy Awards, in 2006, the film was ranked number 40 on the American Film Institute’s list celebrating the most inspirational films of all time. Doors open at 1pm and tickets can be bought on the door, subject to availability or phone 01844 291526 to book. Ticket prices are £5 or £4 concession which includes tea and cake during the interval, big screen and comfortable seats.

Harvest Festival
This service takes place in St Nicholas, Chearsley on Sunday September 23 at 10am. Any gifts of fruit and vegetables as well as all tinned foods, rice, pasta, sugar etc are welcome. The Harvest donations will be given to the Steppin Stone Centre for the Homeless in Oxford.

Finley Newell and Spinraza
Liz Davies of Cuddington, well known to many of us in Chearsley, writes about her grandson Finley who is now 5 who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type 2, a degenerative neuromuscular condition. It had been hoped that the drug nusinersen (Spinraza) which is being used successfully in the USA and other countries would be allowed by NICE to be used in this country. NICE reported that the cost of this drug would be too high for it to be a cost-effective use of NHS resources and would therefore not recommend its use here. Liz’s daughter, Rosie, with Finley has appeared on Sky News to raise awareness of the situation and with the charity TreatSMA is hoping that an online petition to Theresa May and letters to the Health Secretary and other MPs will bring about a change to get this vital drug available in Great Britain.

Services at St Nicholas:
  • Sunday September 23 Harvest Festival at 10am
Diary Dates:
  • Saturday September 22 Harvest Supper in the village hall. Tickets now all sold
  • Monday September 24 Cuddington Matinee Cinema at The Bernard Hall. Mrs Miniver at 1.30pm
  • Saturday November 24 Cricket Club End of Season Dinner and Dance at Magnolia Park Golf Club

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Pretty Pot Holes

Pot holes are everywhere, on the main roads, village roads and particularly Bernard's Close, Chearsley, which have made the road scarcely navigable for both cars and pedestrians. But three enterprising young Chearsley ladies, Katie and Olivia Sawrey-Cookson and their friend, Saskia Day, have put their artistic skills to work and brought at least a temporary smile to the faces of the frustrated residents, by crafting a beautiful heart-shaped design in one of the larger potholes in the road. John Howard of Chearsley Parish Council has been in touch with the Bucks Herald with this story in the hope that it might provoke much needed action from Bucks County Council. John has been told that The Bucks Herald plan to print the piece and the photo and include it on their website this week. Well done girls and John for continuing with the Parish Council to keep on at Bucks C C to make our roads safer.

Boules Challenge
This re-arranged match of Chearsley against Cuddington took place on Sunday September 2 at Cuddington and resulted in another success for Chearsley when they narrowly beat Cuddington in some hard fought matches. Chearsley now have the silver cup to prove it, which will be on show at The Bell. Nic Brown would like to thank everyone who took part in this inter village challenge with good spirit and friendship. A provisional date for a Winter Boules event has been made for Sunday December 2 when Chearsley will be the hosts at the Cuddington Playing Fields location, when they will be offering warming refreshments.

Chearsley Show
The Show team under the leadership of Joy, set up the hall on Saturday September 1st when all entries and exhibits were displayed in grand style luxuriating in the wonderful space of our new hall.







The domestic section continued to attract increasing numbers of entries, including some fabulous and imaginative Show Stopper Cakes. This compensated for the lower vegetable and flower entries which had suffered from the intense heat and lack of rain this year. Rachel Sampson’s Scarecrow made an amusing if lonely parade, as there was only 1 entry in this new category. Congratulations to Rachel for her ingenuity, deserving her appropriate prize. Hopefully, there will be more scarecrow entries next year.
Overall Winner of the Show for the Vic Walker cup was Julian George, who was also winner of the Best Vegetables cup. Other winners were Best photo – Joy Payne; Best art – Jann Grimshaw; Best Craft – Jack Lazaruk; Best Children’s entry – Jessica Taylor; Men’s Jam tarts – Freddie Taylor; Best domestic – Ruth Holland; Best Flowers – Joy Payne; Best Flower arrangement – Jann Grimshaw; Cup for craftsmanship – Jack Lazaruk and Best Fruit – Michael Heybrook. Special mention should go to Olivia Sawrey Cookson who won the Show Stopper Cup – and now also of pot hole decorating fame.
Joy thanked everyone for coming, particularly, our vicar, Richard who presented the prizes, and to everyone who entered. It is hoped that next year, there will be more gardeners and talented bakers, photographers and crafters taking up the challenge to show off their skills. Don’t be influenced and put off by Joe Grundy and his competitive spirit about the forthcoming Fruit and Veg show in The Archers! Chearsley Show is a very friendly, fun event. Well done to Joy for putting everything together again, as well as organising Meadow Song, being church warden, chief church flower arranger and many other things. Thank you Joy. Oh yes, Happy Birthday for Friday.

Meadow Song
A beautiful day Sunday September 2nd in the beautiful garden of Ann Persson when many villagers gathered to hear Paul (Joy’s brother) and the lovely Laura sing a variety of well known songs from Shows.


The afternoon ended with everyone getting up to have a dance to Abba to complete a very enjoyable time.

Chearsley Classic and Vintage Fun Day
The weather is looking mainly fine for this coming Sunday 9 for the 7th year of this event , the original idea of Fred Crawford, which will be held in the grounds of the Cricket Club. Entry and parking is free and there will be programmes, detailing events of the day, available on entry for a donation towards the development of Junior Cricket at the Club. The number of vehicles on show increases every year and this year there should be 250 on view of vintage cars, motor bikes, tractors, lorries, buses and steam engines.
As in previous years, there will be a children’s mini fun fair, barbecue prepared and served by Team Chearsley chefs, teas and home made cakes, outside bar with real ales, ice cream van, fine coffee, fish and chip van, bottle tombola, raffle and new this year, a Gin and Pimms Tent. There will be stalls selling arts and craft and fresh fruit and vegetables and Dotty Sweets. Messy Church of Chearsley Church will be providing entertainment for young children in their tent throughout the day. During the afternoon, it is planned for there to be a Spitfire Flypast ,courtesy of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. The timing of this has yet to be finalized. Listen out for more information on the day.
There will also be the opportunity to enjoy a classic coach tour of the surrounding area complete with commentary. It promises to be a great day out for all the family. Have a look round at all the exhibits, get something to eat and drink and sit and listen to the live music. Don’t forget to try your luck on the popular Bottle Tombola and to buy some raffle tickets. The draw for the raffle will take place towards the end of the afternoon, followed by the presentation of The Fred Crawford Cup which goes to Fred’s choice of Best in Show.
Gates open to the public at 11am, ending at 5pm. I did hear that Steve Fox of our local Red Kite radio will be at the show. Watch out for him. Red Kite radio is broadcast from Haddenham Garden Centre and can be found at 107.2fm. Enjoy the day.

Saturday September 22 - The Chilterns Classic Sportive Cycling Event
The Parish Council has been made aware of this cycling event. There are 3 routes, 1 of which passes through Chearsley and 2 through Cuddington. The organisers estimate there will be 450 rides on the route through here. The event starts in Amersham from 7.45am to 9am which might help to estimate when they will be around here.

Services at St Nicholas
  • Sunday September 9 Evensong at 6pm
  • Sunday September 23 Harvest Festival
Diary Dates:

Harvest Supper is back


Thursday, 30 August 2018

Classic Car Show Bottle Donations

Chearsley Village Classic & Vintage Fun Day
Bottle Tombola

Chearsley Cricket Club is again asking all its club members and supporters to donate a bottle or bottles for the Bottle Tombola at the car show on Sunday week (9th September).

Adam Lazaruk and helpers from our Junior Cricketers will be walking around the village this Sunday (2nd September) with wheelbarrows, between 1.00 and 3.00pm, to collect bottle donations.

If you can spare us a bottle or two, please leave your donation on your doorstep for the lads to collect.

Alternatively, donations can be passed to:
  • Adam Lazaruk, The Old Grainstore, Crendon Road
  • John Howard, Great Barn, School Lane
  • Terry Gadsby, Little Orchard, Church Lane
 ….or to any CCC member or just drop them off at the pavilion (the 1st X1 are playing Leighton Buzzard on Saturday afternoon.

The Bottle Tombola has proved to be a great fundraiser in previous years ,and all funds raised at the show will be invested in developing our Juniors section at the club.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Chearsley Cricket Club Sunday August 12
The annual Chairman’s Match originally planned for July 29 and re-arranged for last Sunday was again called off. The rain on Saturday July 28 also spoiled party celebrations of Rachel Sampson who was celebrating a “special” birthday and had to transfer everything to the village hall. The party, I hear,was still a great success. Congratulations Rachel and here’s to many more.

Annual End of Season Dinner and Dance Saturday November 24.
Please save this date for the Cricket Club Do which will be held at Magnolia Park Hotel, Golf and Country Club.

A busy time for Chearsley for this Bank Holiday weekend and the following two weekends:

Bank Holiday Sunday 26: BBQ at The Bell Sharon at The Bell invites everyone to a BBQ on Sunday August 26 from 2pm with great food and games for the children in the garden

Bank Holiday Sunday 26: Summer Boules Challenge 2018 A team from Chearsley Parish Council will compete against Cuddington Parish Council for the 3rd year and Chearsley are hoping to follow on from their success in the past 2 years to make it a hat trick. Players and supporters, young and old are invited to come along to the Boules Piste at Cuddington Playing Fields. Start time is 2pm-ish. Cuddington will again be providing food and drink. Please contact Nic Brown at Nicb@chateaubrown.com if you would like more information.

Saturday September 1: Chearsley Show After a year’s break while the new hall was built ,Chearsley Show now returns with more categories this year, including a Scarecrow Parade in the village hall grounds. Vegetables and flowers have suffered from lack of rain and relentless searing sun, but don’t be put off and think you have nothing to enter. Just have a look round your garden and allotment to find something to enter. You may be surprised to find a winning ticket on your exhibit. There are also categories for domestic, art and craft and photography, and lots of opportunities for the children to take part. Making a scarecrow is a new idea to our Show, with a chance for all the family to get creative and have fun. There will be a prize awarded for the most creative scarecrow. Please return your completed entry forms by Wednesday August 29 with fees of 20p per item to Joy at 1 Bernard's Close. On the day, the hall will be open for the setting out of entries from 8.30 to 10.15am. Judging takes place at 10.30am. The hall is then open to the public at 2.45pm with teas on sale, raffle draw and presentation of awards at 3.30pm.

Sunday September 2: MeadowSong There is to be another Meadow Song this year with thanks to the kind hospitality of Ann Persson at Long Meadow. Bring a picnic and rug and chair from 12.30pm and sit back and enjoy an afternoon in this beautiful garden with lively music from Paul Shinar and Laura which will start at 2pm. There will be a bar and raffle. Tickets are available at £10 each from Joy Payne, phone 208513 or email joychearsley@gmail.com. Please note that Family Communion will be held at 11am that morning, instead of 10am, to link in with the start of MeadowSong.

Saturday September 8: Chearsley Streetlife at The Bell An afternoon of a Beer Festival, Pig Roast and music.

Sunday September 9: Chearsley Village Classic and Vintage Fun Day is promising to be bigger and better than ever, its 7th year, on Sunday September 9, starting earlier this year at 11am. The number of vehicles already registered is up on last year. The Hurricane flypast has been confirmed and there will be a number of new events during the afternoon. Your help is needed on the day with car parking, meet and greeting vehicles, programme and raffle ticket selling, BBQ, Bottle tombola, tea and cakes. Please contact John Howard or Paula Johnson if you are able to help.
The day will be another wonderful village day with money made going towards the Junior Section of Chearsley Cricket Club. Gates are open to the public at 11am, entry is free. Keep up to date and find out more information by going to the website www.ccvfd.co.uk.

Jubilee Bench
The Parish Council have replaced the old Jubilee Bench by the War Memorial which had fallen into a dangerous state of repair. A new one has been purchased. This is part of the Parish Council’s ongoing programme of village improvements, which will also include some restorative work on the War Memorial.

“Stuff”
Some items have been left in the bus shelter, near the notice board for some time now. They are a child’s jacket, boots with the name Isabella Mays and an umbrella. If they belong to you, or you know who they belong to, please can they be reclaimed.

Chef Wanted at The Bell
Sharon needs someone to help her in the busy kitchen, perhaps a student training to be a chef or someone looking for a role in the restaurant/pub industry. If you know someone who would fit the bill, please contact Sharon on 01844 208077.

Qi Gong at Chearsley Village Hall

The weekly classes are continuing throughout the Summer and are going well. The hour-long class will now start at 10am every Tuesday morning in the village hall. Qi Gong is suitable for adults of all ages and new members are always very welcome. Contact Ben on 07473 118676, email masterben@chearsleyqigong.uk or visit his website www.chearsleyqigong.co.uk for more information.

Bank Holiday Monday 27 - Sunshine Club’s Garden Party & Charity Fashion Show
Our local models will be treading the catwalk at this friendly, informal Fashion Show in the lovely gardens at Tyringham Hall, Cuddington and afterwards there will be the chance to buy from the range of affordably priced clothing. In case of rain, the show will go on under the shelter of gazebos! All are welcome – men included! The entrance fee of £5 includes a cream tea. If anyone has nearly new clothes which they would like to donate for sale at this event, these can be dropped off at Tyringham Hall, or can be collected (Please phone 01844291 932).

Diary Dates:
  • Sunday August 26 Bank Holiday weekend BBQ at 2pm at The Bell; Boules at Cuddington at 2pm
  • Monday August 27 Sunshine Club Fashion Show and Cream Tea
  • Saturday September 1 Chearsley Show in the hall
  • Sunday September 2 Meadow Song
  • Saturday September 8 Chearsley Village Celebration Day and Beer Festival at The Bell
  • Sunday September 9 Chearsley Classic and Vintage Fun Day at the Cricket Field

Saturday, 28 July 2018

What's Happening in the Vale

Summer sensation 'Play in the Park' returns to Aylesbury

Family favourite Play in the Park is returning to Aylesbury on Wednesday 1 August. The annual event, organised by AVDC and now in its 12th year, will offer a host of fun activities, games and entertainment for all the family. This year, look out for drumming workshops, climbing wall, face painting, petting farm, electric go-karts and much more! The fun takes place in Vale Park from 11am-4pm. Entry is free, but some activities have charges of £1-£3. Click here for more information on the event.

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Want to keep the kids entertained this summer?

If you can’t attend Play in the Park, don’t worry, there are plenty of smaller-scale play sessions happening throughout the school holidays. Organised by AVDC in partnership with parish councils, Play Around the Parishes consists of 38 free sessions taking place in the Vale between 24 July and 24 August. Places hosting the sessions include Buckingham, Stewkley and Winslow. Arts & crafts, giant games, soft play, circus skills (and other fun stuff) will all be on offer. Click here for more information on these free sessions, including a list of the scheduled dates and times.

Monday, 16 July 2018

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Chearsley Flag


Have you noticed that Chearsley now has its own flag? This is with thanks to the generosity of John and Alicia Howard. Alicia designed the flag depicting red kites, the horse chestnut and The Chilterns and they have given it to the village in appreciation and celebration of the many friendships made and the good times they have enjoyed during 30 years in Chearsley. The plan is for this flag to be flown when no other flag is due to be flown.

New Yoga Class at Chearsley Village Hall
Emma Morgan is running a yoga class every Wednesday evening from 7.15 to 8.15pm. A great way to de-stress after a busy day! For more information please visit www.emmamorganyoga.com or email emy@emmamorgan.com.

Chearsley Village Classic and Vintage Fun Day is promising to be bigger and better than ever, its 7th year, on Sunday September 9, starting earlier this year at 11am. The number of vehicles already registered is up on last year. The Hurricane flypast has been confirmed and there will be a number of new events during the afternoon. Your help is needed on the day with car parking, meet and greeting vehicles, programme and raffle ticket selling, BBQ, Bottle tombola, tea and cakes. Please contact John Howard or Paula Johnson if you are able to help. The day promises to be another wonderful village day with money made going towards the Junior Section of Chearsley Cricket Club. Gates are open to the public at 11am, entry is free. Keep up to date and find out more information by going to the website www.ccvfd.co.uk

MeadowSong

There is to be another Meadow Song this year on Sunday September 2 with thanks to the kind hospitality of Ann Persson at Long Meadow with plans for a picnic from 12.30pm and the concert to start at 2pm. More details will be available soon.

Cuddington Sunshine Club Matinee Cinema
The film to be shown at The Bernard Hall on Monday July 23 is “Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines”. This is a 1965 British comedy, starring an international cast including Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, Robert Morley, Terry Thomas and James Fox. It revolves around the craze of early aviation and tells the fictional story of a £10,000 prize for the winner of an air race from London to Paris to prove Britain was “number 1 in the air”. Come and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in front of a big screen in comfortable seats with tea and cake brought to your seat during the interval and all for £5 or £4 concessions. Please phone 01844 291526 to book your ticket. Doors open at 1pm for 1.30pm start and tickets might be available on the door.

Recycling of batteries and small electrical items
These can now be put in a plastic bag and placed on top of either the recycling or waste bin each week for collection. Small electrical items such as hair-dryers, electric toothbrushes, shavers, smoke detectors, clocks, watches, torches etc. - items no bigger than a shoe box – can also be put out weekly. Batteries, but not car batteries should be placed in a separate bag. Go to AVDC website for more details, and/or download the guide (pdf).

Church Services in Chearsley
  • Sunday July 22 Chearsley Praise at 10am
  • Sunday July 29 Benefice Holy Communion with Junior Church at 10am
Diary Dates
  • Saturday September 1 Chearsley Show in the hall
  • Sunday September 2 Meadow Song
  • Saturday September 8 Chearsley Village Celebration Day
  • Sunday September 9 Chearsley Classic and Vintage Fun Day at the Cricket Field

Saturday, 30 June 2018

No Steam on Sunday

I am reliably informed that the steam engine scheduled to pass by Chearsley tomorrow morning will be replaced by a diesel. Apparently this is due to the hot and dry conditions.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

World Cup at Chearsley Cricket Club
The Club bar will be open from 6.30pm in readiness for the kick off at 7.00pm. this Thursday June 28 when England play Belgium. Everyone is welcome to come and watch. As England are already through to the next round, this match will be shown at the Club scheduled either for Monday 2nd or Tuesday 3rd at 7.00pm.

Steam Train through Chearsley this Sunday July 1st 2018
I have very reliable information that there will be a Steam Train scheduled to be pulled by Union of South Africa leaving London Paddington at 11.15am on its journey to Stratford-Upon-Avon travelling therefore along the Chiltern line. If you would like to watch it, the advice is that it is due to be in Princes Risborough at 12.30pm and therefore passing through Haddenham at about 12.35pm. But, the advice is to allow plenty of time for it to be a bit early or possibly late. On the return, if timings go to plan, and they often don’t, the train should be coming through Haddenham at 20.20pm. As you might have guessed, a couple of Chearsley villagers will be on board, possibly waving hankies or a beer glass out of the window as they pass through Chearsley.

Chearsley Challengers
Sharon is such a busy lady. A family to look after as well as being a great Landlady of The Bell offering great pub food and good beer and always cheerfully and helpfully serving and cooking for her customers (and some of the local customers can be quite a handful!). Not content with all of that, she and some friends from the Bell are taking part in a 50 kilometre Cotswold Way Challenge raising money for Parkinsons UK. This is on Saturday June 30, starting at 9am from Wotton –Under-Edge walking 50k to Cheltenham probably ending about midnight. You can guarantee she will be back behind the bar and in the kitchen on Sunday. How does she do it? A wonderful lady.
She is walking with Nicky, Terry, Furry (or Christopher as mentioned in a plug for the walk by Steve Fox on Red Kite Radio on Saturday afternoon),and Brian (Sharon’s Dad). All are to be congratulated for taking part in this Challenge. Good luck to them. Donations in aid of Parkinsons UK would be much appreciated and you can do this by going to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sharon-woodford

Church Services in Chearsley:
  • Sunday July 1st Family Communion at 10am
Diary Dates:
  • Saturday June 30 Whitchurch Morris Dancers at The Bell at 2.30pm
  • Saturday June 30 Cream Teas and Teddy Bears in the church at 2.30 to 5pm
  • Saturday September 1 Chearsley Show in the hall
  • Sunday September 2 Marquee event for the Church
  • Saturday September 8 Chearsley Village Celebration Day
  • Sunday September 9 Chearsley Classic and Vintage Fun Day at the Cricket Field

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Planning Application at 2-4 Winchendon Road
Approval has now been granted for the removal of existing dwellings and residential redevelopment to create 5 x 2 bed dwellings; 1 x 3 bed dwelling and 1 x 4 bed dwelling and revised access.

Bus Survey 
Bucks County Council are seeking responses to their survey on council-supported rural buses. It is a fairly simple survey as to how often and when and what time of day you travel on the bus and for what reason. The survey can be found on their website www.buckscc.gov.uk/bussurvey. There are also paper versions available. The bus through our village to Aylesbury and Thame is of vital importance to a few people in the village who are unable to drive and I think a strong response to this survey is vital to show that it is needed in our village. The service needs ongoing financial support from the County Council and it is not difficult to see that possibly reducing the service we have would be a way of saving money. I have some paper copies, so please let me know if you would like one. The closing date for the survey is July 20th. All comments will be reviewed this Summer and a consultation will be carried out later in 2018 on any proposed changes.

Morris Dancing at The Bell
Come and Watch The Whitchurch Morris Men at The Bell on Saturday June 30 at 2.30pm.

Cream Teas and Teddy Bears
Fun for all the family takes place on Saturday June 30 from 2.30pm to 5pm in St Nicholas Churchyard, Chearsley. Bring along a teddy and watch him parachute from the church tower. Prizes for the Best Dressed and best Loved Teddies. Cakes for sale, Special Tea hamper raffle, Bring and buy stall, plants and cakes for sale.

Scarecrows in Chearsley
For the first time and to celebrate the first Village Show in the new hall, there will be a Scarecrow Parade on Saturday September 1st in the village hall. You might have already followed the Scarecrow trail in Haddenham which ends on Sunday and have a few ideas of a scarecrow you and your family could make. This is a great idea to join in with the Show if growing plants or vegetables is not what you like to do. There are also opportunities to show off skills in baking, flower arranging, painting,craftwork, photography and many categories for children. Another wonderful village day, not to be missed, coming in September.

Plastic bags in food recycling caddies.
Did you know that Bucks County Council are now able to accept plastic bags for food waste as well as newspaper and compostable liners. Acceptable bags are supermarket plastic bags, bags bought on a roll, eg pedal bin liners, thin plastic fridge and freezer storage bags and bread and salad bags. The bags are all separated from the food when it is delivered to the anaerobic digestion plant and the food waste is then processed, creating renewable electricity and at the end of the process, the digested food waste gets spread to land as a nutrition-rich fertiliser.

Church Services in Chearsley:
  • Sunday June 24 Chearsley Praise at 10am which this month includes a baptism
  • Sunday July 1st Family Communion at 10am

Diary Dates:
  • Saturday June 23 Florence Nightingale Hospice Midnight Walk. Phone 01296 429975
  • Saturday June 30 Cream Teas and Teddy Bears in the church at 2.30 to 5pm
  • Saturday September 1 Chearsley Show in the hall
  • Sunday September 2 Marquee event for the Church
  • Saturday September 8 Chearsley Village Celebration Day
  • Sunday September 9 Chearsley Classic and Vintage Fun Day at the Cricket Field

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Friday, 25 May 2018

Defibrillator

The Parish Council is pleased to advise us that the Defibrillator is now installed in its cabinet and is available for us.

Please note the following important advice from the Ambulance Service :
  1. The FIRST priority if you think you need the Defibrillator is to keep calm and dial 999 to call an ambulance.
  2. The SECOND priority is to commence cardiac massage (CPR) – i.e. pumping on the victim’s chest to keep blood circulating. If you don’t know how to do this, seek advice (now) or attend a first aid course.
  3. If there is a second person on the scene, they can get the defibrillator. You must not stop CPR.
  4. The Defibrillator will tell you what to do. Don’t be scared of using it: You cannot cause further pain or damage using a Defibrillator. It will not work if it can sense a pulse in the body.
Getting The Defibrillator
The Defibrillator is housed in a green and yellow cabinet located on the side wall of The Bell, in the entrance to the car park.
The code to open the door is C159X. We suggest you keep this code handy, but the Ambulance Service also knows it and will give you it when you call them. You will need to quote the Postcode which is printed on the cabinet door.
The Defibrillator is in the orange case in the cabinet. Open the cabinet door, take out the orange case and take it to where the casualty is located.

Using the Defibrillator
Instructions for getting started are printed on the orange case. Once you switch it on, there are clear voice prompts that you should follow.
It is battery powered so needs no connections to mains electricity.
It is automatic. It goes through a cycle of monitoring the victim’s heart rate and pattern and will only administer a shock if it is needed.

Getting familiar with it
It is acceptable for you to have a practice any time at opening the cabinet door to familiarise yourself with how to access the unit. Please make sure the door is fully closed before you leave – it needs a hard push to close it. If it won’t latch, try pressing the “C” button on the keypad.
Most important, please do not remove the unit from the cabinet and take it away unless you need it. That may be just the time someone else has an emergency.

Now that it is in use and the Village Hall is available, we will be arranging further training courses on how to use the unit.

Maintenance
We have a team of volunteers who are looking after the unit. If you think at any time there is a problem with it, or it needs attention, please email the team at defib.team@chearsley.com. One of the team will respond.

Finally
There is a very useful “Save a Life” app available for both IOS and Android. It locates your nearest defib unit, you can ring 999 from it and it also contains instructions on what to do re CPR and using the defib etc. It has a lot of Q & A too. Ideal to get you ahead of the training that will be appearing soon.

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Village Celebration Day – change of date
The date for this planned Village Celebration Day on The Green will not now take place on Saturday June 23. It has been decided to for it to be held on Saturday September 8, the day before the Classic and Vintage Fun Day in the grounds of the cricket club, making it a full-on Chearsley Weekend. More information will be available nearer the time.

Grand Opening of the New Village Hall on May 12 2018
Antonia Stratford, Chair of the Village Hall Committee reports :
The village of Chearsley welcomed Councillor Sue Renshell, Chair of AVDC , who opened their new, state of the art community building.
The project has cost nearly £600,000 and received a large grant from AVDC’s New Homes Bonus Fund in addition to grants from 7 other bursaries and foundations. Taking over 4 years to come to fruition, Chearsley Village Hall is now an attractive, flexible space for the entire community that can accommodate 2 activities concurrently, is suitable for large event hire and uses sustainable energy sources to heat and light the building.
Providing a new public space for the community has been hugely challenging but it is fantastic after so many years of planning and fundraising to see villagers start using the space straightaway for a variety of activities that have never taken place before. We are very grateful to all our funders and are confident that this building will meet our key objectives of bringing all sections of the community together and providing support and new activities particular for our senior residents.
Sue Renshell commented “village halls are a vital part of community life and help towards encouraging volunteering, providing a hub for residents and preventing rural isolation. AVDC is proud to support this project and would like to congratulate all those who have been involved”
Funding was secured from Rectory Homes, The Heybrook Family, The New Homes Bonus Fund, The Rothschild Foundation, Bernard Sunley Foundation, Aylesbury Vale Community Chest, Luton and Bedfordshire Community Foundation and Garfield Weston Foundation."

More information about the hall and the re-build project is available on the Village Hall website.
Since the opening, sound proofing baffles have been installed.

The Giving Tree
Hopefully, everyone took the opportunity to have a look at The Giving Tree installed in the hall’s entrance which cleverly includes the names of all villagers who have made donations for the building of the new hall . There is still plenty of room for more names and if you have not yet donated and would like to and have your name printed on a leaf or branch, please go to the village hall website. Any donations to the hall fund will be gratefully received and help towards adding to the hall’s facilities, possible for a removable stage, shutters for the windows, more outside play equipment etc.

Freight Strategy
Chearsley Parish Council thanks 150 villagers who signed the recent ePetition on the Bucks CC Freight Strategy, or who wrote directly to Bucks CC with their views. The Council has now received an encouraging response from Bucks C.C. along with an invitation to attend a Workshop to consider the issues in more detail, showing a positive indication to include Chearsley and Cuddington as hotspots in the strategy – a development that can only help efforts to control this problem.
Paul Irvin, Deputy Cabinet Member for Transportation writes to John Lewis of Chearsley Parish Council :
“I am extremely grateful to you and other local residents from Chearsley and Cuddington for such active engagement in the Freight Strategy consultation. This feedback is helpful in ensuring the existing challenges you are facing are reflected in the document and guide the Strategy’s implementation.
We’ve been clear that the Freight Strategy is an evolving strategy and that we’ll continue to work with those communities who fed into the process to investigate areas that are problematic in the future, so we can apply the right solutions. Our research and the feedback from our consultation give us a snapshot today, but circumstances will change in the future as growth happens and road uses alter, which is why we have developed a strategy that will adapt over the coming 20 years.
 To acknowledge the activity (e.g. traffic surveys) carried out in Chearsley and Cuddington that identify local freight issues, we have amended the hotspot areas in the Strategy to ensure we give both areas an appropriate level of exposure. In addition, we plan to invite representatives from both areas to a meeting to discuss the existing challenges you face, talk through the role of the proposed Freight Officer and the types of solutions you might like to see included in the emerging Freight Action Plan.
We value the role played by communities to highlight the issues caused by freight. I hope the response above demonstrates that we take the concerns raised seriously and endeavour to work with you to understand the issues and develop appropriate solutions.”

Church Services in Chearsley

  • Sunday May 27 Family Service “Chearsley Praise” at 10am– a service of hymns, short readings, prayers led by the children and a short talk, taken by John Scholefield
Diary Dates
  • Saturday June 9 Nether Winchendon Fete from 2pm to 5pm in the grounds of Nether Winchendon House. Entry is £2, concessions £1, children under 10 free. Proceeds in aid of St Nicholas Church and the Village Fund.
  • Saturday June 23 Florence Nightingale Hospice Midnight Walk. Phone 01296 429975
  • Saturday June 30 Church Fund raising event
  • Saturday September 1 Chearsley Show in the hall
  • Sunday September 2 Marquee event for the Church
  • Saturday September 8 Chearsley Village Celebration Day
  • Sunday September 9 Chearsley Classic and Vintage Fun Day at the Cricket Field

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Soul Spark - all this week

Have you ever popped in to our beautiful and peaceful church when you are passing? All this week (and next weekend) the church is open until 8pm and has lots of thought provoking interactive stations, some aimed at children (tadpoles, bubbles and tents), some adults (Suffering Why?), but you are welcome to try them all, whatever your age.







Friday, 11 May 2018

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Christian Aid Big Brekkie at St Nicholas Church.
Come and enjoy a BBQ breakfast of sausage or bacon roll at the church this Sunday May 13 from 9.30 to 10.30am in support of the Christian Aid Big Brekkie. This is in place of Morning Celebration. There will be hymns and prayers at the end of breakfast at 10.30am. “Soul Spark” will be open in the church, so an opportunity to take a look at this. Soul Spark is on show from May 12 to 20th May.

Celebrating 50 years of Chuf on Saturday May 19 at Chearsley Village Hall.
Come and help celebrate 5 decades of Chuf Preschool at this all day Fest. For the children from 3pm to 6.30pm there will be games, talent workshops, music and dance performances (3 to 16 year olds), Prince and Princess costume and face painting for this special Royal Day plus fun with Musical Mayhem. Tickets are £5 per child with free entry for adults. From 6.30pm until 10.30pm Chuf is presenting a Golden Evening with guest appearance from Tony Hadley who will be performing an acoustic set, plus local band and disco. Tickets for this are £15 per adult. There will be food vans and refreshments available and a licensed bar showing the FA Cup Final – something for the whole family. Tickets may be available on the day, but to avoid disappointment, please book online now at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/483390

Qi Gong in Chearsley
This class has now started in the village hall, but it is not too late to join and newcomers of all ages and levels of fitness are very welcome. Ben, the Master is teaching the forms (sequences) by instructing the class at each stage, so there is no problem in joining now. Give it a try. Classes are held on Tuesday mornings from 10.30 to 11.30am. There is a Chearsley QiGong facebook page for more information and a link to a video at www.chearsleyqigong.co.uk. You can also email for more information from masterben@chearsleyqigong.co.uk.

Church Services in Chearsley:
  • Sunday May 13 No Morning Celebration. Big Brekkie from 9.30am to 10.30am.
Diary Dates:
  • Saturday May 12 Grand Opening Ceremony of the Hall 6pm to 7.30pm
  • Saturday May 12 Performance of Knock Knock at The Bernard Hall, Cuddington at 7.30pm
  • Monday May 14 Annual Village Meeting in the village hall at 7.00 for 7.30pm
  • Saturday May 19 Chuf Fest celebrating 50 years in the village hal
  • Monday May 21 Sunshine Club Matinee Cinema showing “Lion” at The Bernard Hall Cuddington at 1.30pm
  • Saturday June 23 Florence Nightingale Hospice Midnight Walk. Phone 01296 429975
  • Saturday June 30 Church Fund raising event
  • Saturday September 1 Chearsley Show in the hall
  • Sunday September 9 Chearsley Classic and Vintage Fun Day at the Cricket Field

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Road Closure


While bridge repairs are carried out on road to the Cuddington, Bridgeway is expected to be closed between 09:30 and 15:30 from Tuesday until the end of May.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

New Shop Front
On Sunday May 6, a refurbishment of the shop front will be carried out. The shop will be open the usual opening hours, but there will be disruption on the shop forecourt and access may be restricted at times.

Old Chairs for free
New tables and chairs have been purchased for our new hall and 20 of the hall’s old chairs are now free for collection from the hall car park. Help yourself as soon as possible as if still there on Wednesday May 9, they will be “tidied up”.

Bank Holiday Weekend
It looks as if the sun is going to shine this weekend. An opportunity to take a break from mowing the grass in your garden to enjoy a drink in the sunshine in the lovely garden of the The Bell which is now open all day Saturdays and Sundays. There will be the usual Meat Raffle on Sunday afternoon and the monthly Sunday Quiz at 8pm.

Soul Spark in Chearsley Church Saturday May 12 – Sunday May20th An opportunity for individual quiet and reflection. The Church is open all day and welcome for everyone. Soul Spark is intended as a way into our inner experiences and the spirit deep within us. Take time away from busy schedules to reflect on your life and what matters most to you as you wander round the various “stations” in the Church and let them help you to focus on particular areas of life’s experiences.

Celebrating 50 years of Chuf on Saturday May 19 at Chearsley Village Hall. Come and help celebrate 5 decades of Chuf Preschool at this all day Fest. For the children from 3pm to 6.30pm there will be games, talent workshops, music and dance performances (3 to 16 year olds), Prince and Princess costume and face painting for this special Royal Day plus fun with Musical Mayhem. Tickets are £5 per child with free entry for adults.
From 6.30pm until 10.30pm Chuf is presenting a Golden Evening with guest appearance from Tony Hadley who will be performing an acoustic set, plus local band and disco. Tickets for this are £15 per adult. There will be food vans and refreshments available and a licensed bar showing the FA Cup Final – something for the whole family. Tickets may be available on the day, but to avoid disappointment, please book online now at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/483390

Chearsley Cricket Club
94 Juniors braved the cold wind on Tuesday at the Cricket Club, including 48 girls aged from 6 to 15, to enjoy the coaching skills of Ignite Sports. The Aunt Sally Team are hoping to start their season with a win on Wednesday May 2nd when they play The Red Cow. The Under 13 Boys are playing at home against Thame Town on Thursday May 3 at 6pm. At the weekend, Chearsley 1st XI have their first game at home to Dinton 2nds, starting at 12.30pm while Chearsley 2nd XI are away to Thame Town 4ths. Good Luck to all teams.

Cuddington Sunshine Club Matinee Cinema
The film “Lion” made in 2016, starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara will be shown at The Bernard Hall, Cuddington on Monday May 21 at 1.30pm with doors open at 1pm. The film is about the true story of a foundling Indian boy, estranged from his home village and growing up far from home. 25 years later, he locates his mother via Google earth. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy this delightful, heartfelt film in front of a big screen in comfortable seats. Tickets cost £5 or £4 concessions which include tea and home-made cake during the interval. Please phone 01844 291526 to book a ticket, or take your chance that seats will be available on the door.

Church Services in Chearsley

  • Sunday May 6 Family Communion at 10am with Junior Church upstairs with a story and craft
There will be no Rock Solid this month, as on Saturday there will be a visit to Longridge in Marlow for water orbing, laser tag and kayaking. Please phone Sharon 0n 208740 for more information

Diary Dates :
  • Sunday May 6 Quiz in The Bell at 8pm
  • Saturday May 12 Grand Opening Ceremony of the Hall 6 to 7.30pm
  • Saturday May 12 Performance of Knock Knock at The Bernard Hall, Cuddington at 7.30pm
  • Monday May 14 Annual Village Meeting in the village hall at 7.00 for 7.30pm
  • Saturday May 19 Chuf Fest celebrating 50 years in the village hall
  • Saturday June 23 Florence Nightingale Hospice Midnight Walk. Phone 01296 429975
  • Saturday June 30 Church Fund raising event
  • Saturday September 1 Chearsley Show in the hall
  • Sunday September 9 Chearsley Classic and Vintage Fun Day at the Cricket Field