Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Local Election news

Congratulations to our very own Nic Brown for being elected a Bernwood ward county councillor over the weekend.

In the Chearsley Parish Council election the following stood and were unopposed:

Nic Brown, John Lewis, Julia Witcher, Paul Bown, Angela Gray, Keith Turnbull.

Many thanks go to John Howard, who, after many years of service has stood down this term as a Councillor but, thankfully, will continue to be very active on many of the PC & Village projects. Thanks also to Martin Hearmon who has also stood down on account of moving to Haddenham to be near family. He will be additionally missed for his help at the village hall but the CVH team are grateful to Anne Burnett for coming on board to run the bookings which are now picking up again as we exit lock down.

The PC welcomes Angela Gray for standing and becoming part of the PC, so that leaves one final place that will need to be co-opted. Please send enquiries or an expression of interest to one of the above councillors or email to chearsleyPC@chearsley.com before the next PC meeting on Monday May 17th. 

The next PC meeting is intended to go out on live stream YouTube and be recorded as before. Look up the Chearsley PC YouTube channel and subscribe. There will be a live chat on the stream for questions during the meeting or you can submit your questions in advance to chearsleypc@chearsley.com

Saturday, 8 May 2021

Your Support required for new Long Crendon Surgery/Health Centre

Some of you may have seen that the planning application for the Long Crendon health centre has now been submitted to Bucks Council. This will replace the old surgery.

It is by no means a done deal and every online comment/email/letter will count towards the application hopefully being approved. If you would like to support this then it would be really helpful if you & your family could register your support please ASAP as there is only a week left to submit comments. You can do so by clicking on the following link: https://www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/search-planning-licensing-applicationsClick 'Search for planning applications'. Under 'Status' choose 'current', enter the reference number - 21/01604/APP - and click 'Search'. Once the application has loaded, click on the box titled 'Make a Comment'.  You can be timed out writing a long comment, so it is may be worth writing your comment first, before copying and pasting it. Other emails of support are located in Documents, if you wish to see them. 
The planners will mainly note matters which are relevant to planning law, so you could focus your remarks on matters including:
You could also mention that outline planning consent was previously granted and that the alternative surgery in Brill is a 10-mile round trip so not good for the environment & an expensive trip for those without a car (not specifically planning-related but may be worth mentioning).
  • The design of the building
  • The positive impact of the building on the community
  • The sustainability features of the building (sedum roof/solar panels)
  • The importance of the building to you personally
  • The parking arrangements

Friday, 7 May 2021

Family Fun this Sunday

This Sunday is promising to be a bit warmer with no rain. Good job as we have Messy Church on picnic blankets in the churchyard 4-5pm. Our theme is the Bee-Attitudes and we have crafts and games including making wildflower bee bombs. Come along for some free faith, friendship family fun.

No need to book but it would help me if you can tell me if you are planning on coming.

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Sunday, 18 April 2021

Village Update

o Village Party Notice - July 24th

o April Parish Council Meeting - Monday 19th April

o Potential Air Pollution in Chearsley

Village Party Saturday July 24th 

April Parish Council Meeting

The April Parish Council meeting will be held virtually at 7.30pm Monday 18th April and can be watched live or via recording afterwards on the following link: https://youtu.be/dpZ2swxbTb0

Air Pollution in Chearsley

The Parish Council has recently received a complaint from a resident on the Western side of the village about being affected both inside and outside their home by “smoke fumes, chemical smells from weed killer, fertilisers or pesticides, and at times, eye-wateringly strong ammonia fumes”.

To help the PC investigate this issue, it would be helpful to know how widespread the problem is.  We would therefore be very grateful if as many residents as possible could advise the PC at chearsleypc@chearsley.com please:

1.    Have you experienced similar problems?

If yes:

2.    In which area of the village?

3.    Inside or outside your home?

4.    When did you first notice this problem?

5.    How frequently does the problem occur (e.g. daily, weekly, monthly, etc)?  

6.    Can you provide any information on timings, e.g. times of the year, days of the week, times of day, duration?

This issue may ultimately require investigation by Buckinghamshire Council Public Health. Information gathered in response to this note will be very helpful in any such investigation.

Many thanks for your assistance and cooperation.

Friday, 9 April 2021

HRH Prince Philip

Following the sad announcement of the death of HRH Prince Philip, the tenor bell at St Nicholas Chearsley will be tolled 99 blows, to mark the 99 years of his life, at 6pm this evening April 9th. 

The village hall flag is at half mast and the Reverend Richard Phillips has just recorded a prayer for Prince Philip, and for the Queen. It’s on the Church YouTube channel link below.


Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Chearsley Bus Shelter


Since the outbreak of the pandemic last year, our bus shelter has provided a valuable additional amenity for our community.


Initially, it was used by St Nicholas Church to collect food donations for delivery to local Food Banks but for some weeks now donations have been collected in the porch at the church.


People have also very kindly made donations of books and other items, such as children’s toys, by placing them in the shelter.


As we make a gradual return to normal life, which will include both more frequent arrival of buses and the possibility of taking donations directly to charity shops or other outlets, the Parish Council recommend that the bus shelter should now be returned to its original purpose.


We will therefore take all the remaining items to either charity shops or alternative outlets during the week commencing 12th April, when ‘non-essential’ retail is scheduled to re-open.


We would ask our community not to place any further items in the bus shelter with immediate effect.


We are also pleased to announce that Councillor, Julia Witcher, has kindly agreed to investigate possibilities for the setting up of a properly managed village library or book exchange in the future. If you have any thoughts on how this could be organised, please get in touch with her at jwitcherchearsleypc@gmail.com