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 or view the website at 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

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