Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Victims First

Thames Valley Alert:

This is a message sent via Thames Valley Alert and has been sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police.

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s new initiative Victims First now has a Facebook page to keep people up to date on information, advice and support for victims of crime www.facebook.com/victimsfirstTV/

Victims First is a website at www.victims-first.org.uk which has advice on what to do and how to get help if you’ve been a victim of crime, including information on what you should expect from the police and other criminal justice agencies if you report the crime.

The focal point of the website is a directory which allows victims to find relevant support to help them cope and recover from the impact of the crime. You can use the website to refer yourself directly to the PCC's own support services, using the online form, or find information and contact details for other organisations. This support is available regardless of whether or not the crime has been reported to the police.

If you’ve been a victim of crime, Victims First can help you find the support you need. You can also follow the Victims First Facebook page for hints, tips and advice on staying safe and interesting comments and views on topical news. It will also share some inspiring victim stories, and how they’re coping after the crime.

Click for the Thames Valley Police website

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Haddenham Medical Centre: Autism

The Chair of the National Autism Society from Aylesbury will be giving a talk on Thursday 14 September 2017 at Haddenham Medical Centre 1030-1230 to patients about Autism. 

The talk will be about the way Autism affects a person both from her own perspective and from the knowledge she have gained through her work with the National Autistic Society and being Co-Chair of the events going on and the diagnostic services run by Buckinghamshire County Council.  The Spectrum is a very long one and she can also discuss this and answer questions from the patients and what services are provided by Buckinghamshire.

Tea and Coffee will be available.



Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Tour of Britain Cycle Race

 The Tour of Britain cycle race will passing through Upper Winchendon, Ashendon and Brill next Saturday 9th September. The ToB is an elite-level stage race (essentially a one-week equivalent of the Tour de France). All the teams and many of the riders you will see in the Tour de France will be riding, including Mark Cavendish and Geriant Thomas. It is top class international sport happening on your doorstep (and for free) and is a brilliant spectacle. Plus you don't need to know anything about bike racing to enjoy it.

The stage starts in Hemel Hempstead, works its way via Cubblington to Oving and Pitchcott then crosses the A41 and goes up past Eythrope Park and through Upper Winchendon. They then turn right and go down and up to Ashendon, down the very steep Brick Hill from the top of Ashendon and up to Brill via the windmill before heading down to Oakley, Islip and eventually to Cheltenham. The route map and estimated timings for each point can be found at the pages below. The windmill at Brill will be an excellent place to watch or if you want to see the riders hit 80 kph then Brick Hill might be the place.

http://www.tourofbritain.co.uk/stages/stage-seven/

There will be riders (adults and children) setting off from Chearsley to cycle this part of the course ahead of the pros at about 9.30-10am. If anyone wants details please email Richard: richard.tuxworth@googlemail.com

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Chearsley Fest and Family Picnic - Saturday evening September 9th
Get in the village spirit the evening before the Classic and Vintage Fun Day by coming along to the Cricket Field where there will be a full bar including a selection of real ales and live music by Deja Vu. Entrance is free and there is the opportunity of booking a table, a small one costing £10 and a large for £20. You can bring your own food or order your own takeaway.
Gates open at 7pm. All funds made will go towards the junior section of the Cricket Club. Please contact Adam Lazaruk at adam@rglsurveys.co.uk for more information and to reserve a table.

Chearsley Village Classic & Vintage Fun Day on Sunday September 10th from 12pm
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It is hoped that at this, the show’s 6th year, there will be more than 250 vehicles. In addition to the classic and vintage cars, vehicles and steam engines, there will be live music, fun fair, food stalls, arts and crafts stalls, bar, vintage bus trips. It is also planned for there to be a fly past by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. A great day for all the family with no charge for entry or car parking. All money raised goes towards the Junior Section of Chearsley Cricket Club

3 Peaks Challenge Weekend of September 16
To wish everyone taking part in this venture good luck and hoping all conditions are perfect for success. A group of regulars at The Bell, including landlady, Sharon, will be attempting to climb the 3 highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales in 24 hours. Eight men and women of all ages are taking part to raise funds for Sobell House Hospice charity, which is the current pub charity. The challenge involves climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowden within 24 hours.
The success of the group not only depends on their fitness but also on the weather being suitable for the climbs and to a vital team of drivers and supporters to get them to each mountain. If you would like to sponsor them, please talk to Sharon at The Bell or go to their just giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chearsleychallengers.

Bingo at The Bell
A reminder that Bingo starts this Tuesday, September 5 with Eyes Down around 8.45pm when there is the chance to win some good cash prizes. Come along earlier for a meal at a special price for Bingo players.

Sunday Quiz at The Bell will start next month on Sunday October 8

Parish Council Meeting September 18
A meeting of the Parish Council will be held in the Cricket Club pavilion on Monday September 18 at 7.30pm. The Council welcome support and input from villagers. There is the opportunity at the beginning of the meeting to raise any particular problems or concerns and at the end to comment on any matters discussed during the meeting. Minutes of the last meeting can be found on the Parish Council website together with the agenda for this coming meeting. Details are also displayed on the village notice board.

Services at St Nicholas:
  • Sunday September 3 Family communion at 10am; Rock Solid meet
  • Sunday September 10 Morning Celebration at 10am; Evensong at 6pm
Diary Dates:
  • Ending Saturday September 9 Eric Carte appearing in Agatha Christie’s Spider’s Web at The Mill at Sonning
  • Tuesday September 5 Bingo at The Bell. Eyes Down at 8.45pm. No need to book just turn up.
  • Wednesday September 6 Pub lunch at 12.30pm. Book your place with Sharon.
  • Saturday September 9 starting at 7pm until 10pm Chearsley Fest in the Cricket Ground
  • Sunday September 10 Chearsley Classic & Vintage Fun Day from 12 noon at the Cricket Club
  • Sunday October 8 Quiz at The Bell re-starts 8pm.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Village Hall Update 
This is the first of progress reports which Antonia Stratford, chairman of the Village Hall Committee, plans to write on the building of the new village hall. The old one was demolished at the beginning of August – with a mixture of nostalgia and relief for some. The next stage, once the rubble has been removed is when builders, Furlong and Higgs, start on the foundations and the brick plinth. The timber frame is due to arrive on site in mid October. Feel free to view progress on site at any time, from behind the safety barrier or just wait for the next update on Chearsley News.

Amended plans for 2 – 4 Winchendon Road
New plans have been submitted to AVDC by The Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust for 5 x 2 bed dwellings; 1 x 3 bedroom dwelling; and 1 x 4 bedroom dwelling and a revised access. More details can be found and comments can be made via the AVDC website. Reference for this application is 16/03565/APP which can be accessed from the AVDC Planning web page. Comments can also be sent to the Planning Department at The Gateway, Aylesbury, HP19 8FF. A comment from Chearsley Parish Council chairman can also be viewed on the Parish Council website.

The Chearsley Village Classic & Vintage Fun Day takes place on Sunday September 10th from 12pm. Entries for this annual event in the grounds of Chearsley Cricket Club are still very welcome. If you would like to show your vintage or classic vehicle please register as soon as possible online at www.ccvfd.co.uk . Pitches for auto jumble or for charity fund raising are also available. It is hoped that at this, the show’s 6th year, there will be more than 250 vehicles. In addition to the classic and vintage cars, vehicles and steam engines, there will be live music, fun fair, food stalls, arts and crafts stalls, bar, vintage bus trips. It is also planned for there to be a fly past by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. A great day for all the family with no charge for entry or car parking. All money raised goes towards the Junior Section of Chearsley Cricket Club

Red Kite Radio Station
This very new local radio station operating from Haddenham Garden Centre has been advertising our Classic and Vintage Fun Day in their hourly Freetime spot, when information on not-for-profit local events are detailed. Listen out for Cuddington villager Chris Long who will soon be presenting a weekly show of 70's music on Monday evenings. Red Kite Radio can be found at 107.2fm.

3 Peaks Challenge
A group of regulars at The Bell, including landlady, Sharon, are well into their training schedule to enable them to succeed in their attempt to climb the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales in 24 hours. Eight men and women, of all ages are taking part to raise funds for Sobell House Hospice charity, which is the current pub charity. The challenge involves climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowden within 24 hours. The success of the group not only depends on their fitness but also on the weather being suitable for the climbs and to a vital team of drivers and supporters to get them to each mountain.
This will all take place on the weekend of September 16th. If you would like to sponsor them, please talk to Sharon at The Bell or go to their just giving page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chearsleychallengers. Well done to them all for even contemplating taking part and good luck.

Bingo at The Bell
After the Summer break, Bingo will be starting again on Tuesday September 5 at The Bell with Eyes Down around 8.45pm when there is the chance to win some good cash prizes. Come along earlier for a meal at a special price for Bingo players. It can get quite crowded and noisy, all good humoured, light hearted fun.

Garden Party, Fashion Show and Sale on Bank Holiday Monday August 28 at Tyringham Hall, Cuddington at 2pm. Tickets are £5 available from Liz on 01844 299150 for an afternoon of cream tea and fun and the chance to buy the modelled clothes at affordable prices. All money raised goes to the Cuddington Sunshine Club and other charities.
The Sunshine Club is run by volunteers and provides social activities and tea every fortnight on Mondays from 2 to 4pm and currently has a number of Chearsley villagers attending.

Cream Teas at Nether Winchendon Sunday and Monday Bank Holiday Weekend Hopefully the weather will encourage visitors to Nether Winchendon church to enjoy a cream tea from 2.30 to 5pm on both Sunday and Monday 27 and 28th August. Nether Winchendon House garden will be open on these days from 2 to 5.30pm as part of the National Garden Scheme. Entry is £4. Children free. Tours of the house cost £4.

Dinton Parish Traditional Fete on Sunday August 27 This takes place on the Parish field, Dinton from 1.30 to 4.30pm with the usual fete attractions, raffle, and also award winning Colonel Custard, Bletchington Silver Band and, weather permitting, a Lancaster fly past.

Turn End, Haddenham
A new documentary by award winning film director, Murray Grigor and director of photography, Hamid Shams, tells the story of the creation of the group of 3 houses and garden (now 50 years old) and how their design reflects the unique features of Haddenham. It is being screened on Thursday, August 31st at 6.30pm for 7.00pm in the Community Centre, Woodways, Haddenham. Booking is essential and tickets can be obtained for £5 from the library, Blooming Fruity, The Egg House or online. The 45 minute film will be followed by questions and discussions with the directors of the film and Peter Aldington, the architect of the houses. Find out more about Turn End at www.turnend.org.uk.

Paul Persson The funeral of Paul takes place on Thursday, August 24 at 2.30pm at St Mary’s Church, Thame. Everyone is very welcome to attend.

Services at St Nicholas:
  • Sunday August 20 at 9am Holy Communion
  • Sunday August 27 at 10am Family Service

Diary Dates:
  • Until September 9 Eric Carte appearing in Agatha Christie’s Spider’s Web at The Mill at Sonning
  • Wednesday August 23 Pub lunch at 12.30pm at The Bell. All are welcome to join this group every 2 weeks, aimed at the older person for a good 2 course lunch and to support The Bell. See Sharon at The Bell if you are interested or phone me, Margaret on 208913
  • Sunday August 27 1.30 to 4.30pm Dinton Parish Fete
  • Sunday August 27 and Bank Holiday Monday August 28 Cream Teas at Nether Winchendon from 2.30 to 5pm
  • Bank Holiday Monday August 28 Garden Party, Fashion Show and Sale at Tyringham Hall at 2pm.
  • Tuesday September 5 Bingo at The Bell.
  • Sunday September 10 Chearsley Classic & Vintage Fun Day from 12 noon at the Cricket Club

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Door to Door Sales - Teak Furniture

I have received a report that a gentleman in a large white van has been knocking on doors in Chearsley today, and claiming that a 'close neighbour' has recommended their fine teak furniture.

The normal advice applies:
  • Always ask for identification before letting anyone you don't know into your house.
  • Check credentials, including a permanent business address and landline telephone number. The mobile phone numbers given on business cards are often pay-as-you-go numbers which are virtually impossible to trace.
  • Take control by asking the questions. Ask for references from previous customers or to see examples of their work.
  • Don’t sign on the spot – shop around. Get at least three written quotes to make sure you’re not being ripped off.
  • If in any doubt, ask the person to leave or call Citizens Advice on 03454 04 05 06.
  • If you’re suspicious, why not ask the salesman if you can take their photograph – on your mobile phone, for example? If the person is legitimate, they probably won’t mind.
More advice and information can be found at Action Fraud and Gov.uk.

The bottom line is that a genuine salesman has nothing to hide and will always be prepared to call back. And if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

Monday, 31 July 2017

Thames Valley Police Open Day : Saturday 5 August

This is a message sent via Thames Valley Alert and has been sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police.

There is less than a week to go until Thames Valley Police opens its doors once again, to host the eleventh force Open Day on Saturday 5 August. The event is being held at our Training Centre in Sulhamstead, near Reading (RG7 4DX) and will be open between 10am and 4pm.

With over 40 exhibitors attending, there is something for everyone. This year the Open Day promises to be even bigger and better than before. Here are just some of the highlights in the jammed packed programme:
  • Become a detective for the day and solve the crime
  • Arena displays showcasing the specialist dog, horse and public order teams
  • See the force helicopter up close and meet some of the pilots
  • Listen to expert talks about tactical armed policing, the dangers of sexting and how we are combatting organised crime
  • Children’s fancy dress – come dressed in police themed costumes
  • Name a police puppy competition
  • Sample some mouth-watering delights in the Fun Food Kitchen
  • Visit the on-site museum to learn about some of our most notorious cases.
For the first time, visitors will be able to become a detective for the day. Working with our Forensic Investigation Unit, you can solve various clues to reveal how Mr Money Bags met his unfortunate demise. Children are also encouraged to come dressed in police themed costume, with a parade at midday and a fabulous prize up for grabs.

The theme this year is Children and Young People and there will be a dedicated Kids Zone featuring our Cadets and Mini Police recruits. We are also supporting SAFE, a charity that helps people aged between 8 and eighteen who have been affected by crime within Thames Valley.

For a taster of what to expect, visit the TVP Open Day 2016 webpage.

Limited parking is available and will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Dogs are not permitted (except for assistance dogs) and must not be left in vehicles.

The Open Day will close at 4pm with the last entry at 3.30pm.

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