Thursday, 4 January 2018

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Happy New Year to you all!
Please let me know details of special birthdays, anniversaries or events, thank-you's and any news which you are happy to have broadcast on the Chearsley web. I try to learn of most things going on, but it can prove difficult!

Poppy Appeal
I have heard from Peter Grimsdell with details of Poppy selling in Chearsley in 2017. A total of £884.49 was raised, mainly made up from door to door selling by Sue Grimsdell and Joy Payne of £720.38. Sales at the village shop raised £58.64 and at The Bell £105.47. This was an increase of £104.19 from last year. This makes for a great finale for Sue in her last year of Poppy selling in Chearsley, after taking over from Sylvia Hicks 20 years ago.
Congratulations to Sue for being responsible for raising so much money for The Royal British Legion and welcome to Joy who has agreed to be the main Poppy seller in Chearsley in future. A grand total of £2,580.32 was made by Cuddington, Chearsley and Nether Winchendon, as compared to £2,465.51 in 2016. Peter and Sue have now left the village and with work on their new home in Haddenham going to plan, they hope to move from their rented accommodation in the Spring.

Volunteers for taxi service
More help is needed by villagers who would be prepared to spare some time to take Peter Martin to see his wife, Alva, who is in hospital in High Wycombe. Alva has been in hospital for over a month, first at Stoke Mandeville and now in High Wycombe after a fall in her home which broke her back as well as recovering slowly from a stroke. Peter - who can no longer drive - has been able to visit Alva daily due to the kindness of a small team of about 10 villagers who have taken turns to take and collect Peter.
As time goes on and Alva is likely to be in hospital for some time, it would be appreciated if others could volunteer to help. Andy Yorke, Peter’s neighbour, initiated the rota which is now run online using Doodle . Anyone who would like to help Peter and Alva can go to the Chearsley Taxi Doodle Calendar to register and to then tick the day and time (12.30pm from Bernard's Close, or 4.30pm from Wycombe Hospital) when you can take or fetch Peter. The system is pretty easy, (well it has to be as I managed to make sense of it), but if you have any difficulties, Andy Yorke can be contacted at
Many who still live in Chearsley will remember Alva as a very well respected and wonderful first teacher of their children including two of my own who were lucky enough to attend Chearsley school. Peter, who was also a teacher, retired now for many years, has always had a great love of Chearsley and its people,and a wonderful supporter of its many events and occasions and appreciating the importance of the shop, the pub and the church. I know he has drawn great comfort from being able to visit Alva everyday and from the many cards and acts of kindness he has been given. Please help if you can.

Bingo at The Bell
The first Bingo evening of the year will be on Tuesday, January 9 with Eyes Down around 8.45pm.
Quiz at The Bell Following the normal pattern, Quiz night continues to be held on the Sunday after the Bingo night and will be held on Sunday January 14 at 8pm.

Services at St Nicholas :

  • Sunday January 7 Family Holy Communion at 10am
  • Sunday January 14 Morning Celebration at 10am and Evensong at 6pm