Monday, 3 August 2020

Chearsley News 3/8/20

o Eat Out to Help Out at The Bell - Greg Smith MP visit and launch
o Chearsley Classic Car show postponed for 2020
o St Nicholas' Church services

Eat Out to help Out at The Bell - Greg Smith MP visit

Greg Smith, our local MP, visited the Bell last Friday to officially launch the Government "Eat Out to Help Out" scheme which runs Aug 3-31.  This offers a 50% discount (of up to £10 per diner) for eat-in only meals (includes soft drinks) purchased on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday ( full details are at:

The Bell is a member of the scheme but note, does not serve food on a Monday, so the scheme will only operate on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 12-2pm, 6-9pm.

If you have neighbours who might not be on this Blog distribution please let them know about this scheme so they do not miss out !

Chearsley Car show postponed for 2020 but 12th Sept chosen for 2021

The committee looked at a variety of ways to alter the format of this year’s show to comply with all the relevant guidelines on ‘social distancing’ but concluded that it would not be right to go ahead with an event which involved a public gathering of significant numbers of people, given the current uncertainties remaining regarding the spread of the COVID 19 pandemic.

“We were deeply saddened to have made this decision but we felt it was the right course of action in the current circumstances,” said committee member Andy Yorke

“This would have been our 9th show and our event has gone from strength to strength over the years. We have identified Sunday 12th September 2021 as the date for next year’s show and we are already working on ambitious plans to mark our 10th anniversary in great style” said Andy.

The show has provided vital resources for the development of junior cricket at Chearsley Cricket Club in recent years and club members and show supporters are invited to make a contribution this year by making a donation at the club's Just Giving page on this link

St Nicholas' Church Chearsley Services

Worshipping online:

Every Sunday – Watch the pre-recorded service for the week on our YouTube Channel: Click here to view
Watch previous ‘Family Assemblies’ – short, informal acts of worship for all ages: Click here to view

Worshipping in church:

The church building is now open every day for private prayer and reflection.
Our next monthly Sunday Service is on 9th August at 9.30am – please come if this is your (usual) church. Hand sanitiser is provided just inside the door. Please keep 2 metres social distance at all times.

Full details of all activities are on the church web site:

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Eat Out to Help Out Launch - Greg Smith MP at The Bell Friday 31st July 1-1.30pm

The Government has launched its Eat Out to Help Out campaign which runs Aug 3-31 whereby you can get a 50% discount (of up to £10 per diner) for meals purchased on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday ( full details are at:

The Bell is a member of the scheme and Greg Smith, our local Bucks MP, will be stopping by the Bell this Friday at 1-1.30pm on his tour to launch the scheme in the Bucks area. Nic Brown, Chair of the Parish Council will be on hand to welcome Greg to Chearsley and introduce him to Sharon in a socially distanced manner !

If you have neighbours who might not be on this Blog distribution please let them know about this scheme so they do not miss out !

Friday, 24 July 2020

Chearsley News 24/7/20

o Village Hall Update
o HGV survey
o Chearsley Cricket
o Candle lighting video #5

Chearsley Village Hall and Covid-19 Update

With the latest lifting of restrictions by the Government some activities can now be booked and can take place inside the village hall. However the management committee for Chearsley Village Hall is keen to ensure that the safety and welfare of all hall users remains a top priority during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The hall is cleaned regularly and there is a no-touch hand sanitiser dispenser at the main entrance of the hall. There is disinfectant spray, soap and hand towels in the toilets and kitchen.  However, it will be the hirers responsibility to take all adequate steps to ensure that their users can remain at least at least 2 metres away from each other whilst inside (and outside) the hall and that users and hirers will space out 2 metres apart when queuing to enter the hall.   It is also the hirers responsibility to carry out a risk assessment to ensure compliance with the current government regulations in force for the activity or event that they propose to hold in the hall. If you have any questions please email

1st 2020 HGV Survey successfully held

This took place on 23/7 as planned. Many thanks to the ~40 villagers who took part. It was excellent to see such a large turnout throughout the day. Also a very special thanks to John Howard who carefully planned everything beforehand and on the day martialled operations with military precision and ensured everyone was briefed and equipped with sheets and clipboards etc. John and his team are now processing the data and will update in due course.

Chearsley Cricket

The Cricket club 1st and 2nd XI's have now started playing a number of friendlies on Saturdays and Sundays with the bar now open in the pavilion. So a great way to spend a pleasant and convivial afternoon while socially distanced. On Saturday 25th at 1pm the 2nds are playing Abingdon and on Sunday 26th at 12 the 2nds are playing Cuddington Kites. Nets have also restarted on Thursdays at 6-8pm. Note: The Pitchero mails are incorrect and refer to the pre-Covid planned schedule of matches.

Candle Service Video

The Rev Richard Phillips has posted his latest candle service #5 here .

Friday, 17 July 2020

Chearsley News 17/7/20

o Roadworks
o Commercial Vehicle Survey
o Lighting of the candles video #4


The Crendon Chearsley roadworks are scheduled to be finished today (Friday 17/7) but there is always the possibility of overrun into next week. As ever the PC will try and flag any changes next Monday via WhatsApp, Facebook etc.

Commercial Vehicle Survey – more volunteers needed

The Parish Council’s Commercial Vehicle Survey is all set to take place during next Thursday (23rd July) but, despite many volunteering to help, there are still a few vacant time slots to be filled, to ensure that all vehicles are properly tracked through the whole survey period -  from 8am in the morning to 6pm in the evening.

The day will be divided into two hour ‘slots’ through the day and the task will be to record the entry and exit roads used by all vehicles travelling through the village.

The results of the survey will provide vital documentation for the PC discussions with all parties in working to minimise the number of HGV journeys through the village in the years ahead.

If you are available to help on 23rd July, please advise John Howard by email –

A more detailed briefing will be provided before the day itself, including all relevant advice on ‘social distancing’.

Lighting of the candles video #4

The latest lighting of the candles service video by Rev Richard Phillips is below

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Chearsley Good Neighbour scheme to be suspended 17th August

Full details and contact details for further questions for Susan Olding can be found here

Friday, 10 July 2020

Video of the Rev Phillips Candle Lighting Service #3

This is the 3rd weekly lighting of candles in church. 
The candles were left in church to represent people who are ill, or missed at this time.
God bless.

Thursday, 9 July 2020