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

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Village Update

Church Services in July

Our principle service will remain online – available first thing Sunday on our YouTube channel – ‘3 Bucks Churches’:

In addition, we are introducing a new virtual coffee time via Zoom  at 11am every Sunday
This is to encourage fellowship within the church family regardless of whether you are worshipping at home or in church – a link will be sent out on our weekly email – contact Rev Richard on 01844 208987 if you’d like to receive it, or if you’d rather talk to someone on the phone at that time.

And finally, we are aiming to resume worship in the parish church once a month at 9.30am. The service in Chearsley will be on 12th July starting at 9.30am. Capacity is significantly restricted by the 2m distancing rule that remains in place for churches, so please do let Rev Richard or one of our wardens know if you’re planning to come along.

If you would feel more comfortable worshipping in the open air there will be some seating in the churchyard, with the service being broadcast in real time on outside speakers.

The Bell

The new opening hours are:
Mon :  6-9pm  
Tues:  12-2.30 , 6-9pm
Weds: 12-2.30 , 6-9pm
Thurs: 12-2.30 , 6-9pm
Fri:    10am - Late
Sat:    12 - Late
Sun:   12-9pm

The takeaway service remains in operation. 01844 208077
Check the Facebook page for the latest information.


The route to Long Crendon is scheduled to be completed by end of Thursday 9th July now. There has been an additional delay of 1 day currently.

HGV Survey 

This is now scheduled for Thursday 23rd July 8am-6pm
Please get in touch with  to volunteer or for more details.

Monday, 6 July 2020

Commercial Vehicle Survey – new date Thursday 23rd July

The Parish Council has decided to postpone the Commercial Vehicle Survey from the originally planned date in the coming week (Thursday 9th July) to a new date:

Thursday 23rd July 
(8.00 – 18.00 hours)

The latest advice received indicates that the Crendon Road will either be closed or have restricted access for several more days this week during completion of the roadworks and it is crucial that the survey takes place during ‘normal’ traffic conditions.

All other aspects of the survey will remain as indicated previously.

The day will be divided into two hour ‘slots’ from 8am through the day to 6pm and the main task will be to record the entry and exit roads used by all vehicles travelling through the village.

Some residents have kindly volunteered to help with data registration for the survey, but there are still a number of slots which need to be filled.

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’.

Friday, 3 July 2020

Video of the Rev Phillips Candle Lighting Service #2

This is the 2nd 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.

Sunday, 28 June 2020

Roadworks Update

“The first week of our roadworks has now been completed and the resurfacing of one of our main carriageways through the village (Crendon Road - Aylesbury Road) is almost complete. All the approach roads to the village and roads within the village will remain open for the remainder of the weekend.

Works will recommence on Monday morning and the immediate schedule of works will include the completion of resurfacing on the Crendon Road and all the lining/marking works on the main carriageway right the way through the village.

Once again this may necessitate closing of sections of our roads from time to time, so you should continue to consult with our traffic marshals on departure from and on return to the village. We had many occasions to thank them for their helpfulness in difficult circumstances during the last week.

Please remain patient and continue to allow plenty of time for travel to and from the village and be prepared to change your route at short notice.

We are continuing our discussions with Bucks Council about other road repairs within the village and will update you as soon as we are able.

Thank you for your co-operation.” NicB on behalf of CPC

Saturday, 27 June 2020

The Bell Opens July 4th - New Procedures

Procedures at The Bell
Sharon -

We are looking forward to welcoming you both inside and outside the pub and want to make sure that your experience is a comfortable, safe and happy one. 

With the new social distancing guidelines things have to be a little different here at the pub, so here’s a little heads up of what to expect! 

House Rules:-
  • The front door will be open at 12 on Saturday 4th July..
  • We will be open all day, serving food until 3pm then again at 6pm-9pm 
  • Sunday 5th 12-9:30pm (food served 12-3)
  • Our Opening hours maybe Subject to change until we get back to a new normal
  • (Hours will be posted on the front door) 

  • You will be welcomed in and asked to use our social distance compliant layout to navigate your way to the order area at the bar, where cashless payment will be preferred please! We have installed safety screens at the front of the bar to protect both our customers and staff. 
  • You will then proceed to a collection point for your drinks. 
  • You depart using the same door but using common sense in passing anyone else waiting. 
  • We will still operate a booking system for food tables inside as we have limited space (but bookings taken as per normal)

  • No bookings are required. 
  • We will operate our system as normal outside. 
  • Enter the garden via the gate on the right! 
  • Find a table (there’s plenty!)
  • Sanitised Menus will be available on your table. 
  • To place your order go to the Outside Order area in the car park, stating your table number (or go inside to order as normal)
  • The lead member of your party will be asked to leave their contact details for Track and Trace legal requirements. 
  • Contactless Payments preferred please 
  • Drinks will be served there and then. 
  • The food will follow and will be delivered to the end of your table. 
  • Cutlery and condiments will be brought to your table at this time. 
  • Once you have finished your meal, please push plates to the end of the table so we are able to clear.
  • Once you depart my team will clean, sanitise and prepare the table for our next visitor. 
  • To Exit the garden please do so via the gate in the middle of the car park. 

Our priority will always be to give you a safe, happy and comfortable experience. 
We do hope that you are looking forward to coming to the pub as much as we are looking forward to seeing you. 

Happy Saturday 4th July x