Friday 30 May 2008

Race for Life - The Aftermath

Proceeds from The Aftermath Party on May 11th were as follows:

Corporate Donation:
Grand Total: £6,000!

Many thanks to all who donated, gave up their time, and to all who attended.

What a great day in Chearsley!

A cheque presentation to the Florence Nightingale team will be made at The Bell, June 20th at 8:00pm. The Bucks Herald and Thame Gazette will be there to cover the event.
All Welcome!

Sunday 25 May 2008

Bank Holiday Cricket

- due to our normal Bank Holiday weather.

This Bank Holiday
Monday sees the annual Chearsley 6-A-Side competition at the cricket ground on the Winchendon Road.

Starting at 10:00am, there will be a BBQ, lamb roast, bar, teas, soft drinks, and some great cricket.

All Things Bright...

Having taken advantage of the lull before the Bank Holiday rain, members of the St Nicholas' Grass Cutters survey the results of their labours on Saturday.

Tuesday 20 May 2008

Children's Scarecrow Competition!

Make a scarecrow any shape or size!

If possible scarecrows should be attached to a pole to enable them to stand up on the green.

All entries to be on the village green at 12pm on Sunday 22nd June - judging will take place at 12.30pm.

Scarecrows will be displayed on the Village Green for the Country Fayre.

Pre-Country Fayre Fundraiser!

Ladies and Children's Fashion Show
and clothes sale

Wednesday 11th June
Chearsley Village Hall

Tickets £4 in advance
(£5 on the door)
including a glass of wine

Come and grab yourself a bargain!
Call Claire on 208087

Thursday 15 May 2008

Village News

from Margaret Morbey
Lizzie Carte 
Lizzie's Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving took place in St. Nicholas' Church on Friday 9th May at 11.30, conducted by Canon Peter Bugg.  It was a beautiful spring day and a beautiful service - so fitting for such a beautiful lady - with the church full to overflowing into the churchyard where the service was also broadcast. There were tributes and recollections of her life from family members and friends and the bible reading by Anthony Valentine. Our thoughts and love are with her family particularly, Eric, who is inviting donations to a fund to enable her brother, Billy, to continue his treatment for MS.
Cheques should be sent to K.Y. Green, 29 Cambridge Street, Aylesbury HP20 1RP.
Race for Life, Sunday May 11th
About 70 ladies of all ages from Chearsley completed the 5km run through the grounds of Waddesdon Manor on  a really hot day. The final amount raised for Cancer Research is not yet known.
A great afternoon in the Village Hall grounds where there was a brilliant young band playing, barbeque, pink tombola, auction and raffle was enjoyed by many of the walkers ad runners and other villagers, when about £4,000 was raised for MacMillan Nurses. Thanks to all the organizers and to all sponsors.
CHUF - 40 years on
The playgroup held in Chearsley Village Hall each day is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. It is inviting all past staff, helpers, parents, committee members to a Dinner Dance at The Oxfordshire on June 20th. Tickets cost £40 each. There will also be an Auction. The present committee are gathering together photos and mementos of the last 40 years to produce a display at the Dinner Dance and would welcome any contributions from past Chuf people. If you can help or would  like to attend the Dinner Dance, phone Karen on 01844 299321.
CHUF - Ofsted report
 Chuf are delighted and proud to have been deemed "outstanding" by a recent Ofsted report. Congratulations to all the hard work put in by the Committee and staff.
Parish Council Meeting 12th May 2008
 A new Chairman was elected by the Council. Nic Brown takes over from Michael Edmonds. Leif Hytten continues to the Vice Chairman and Clare Clark the Clerk and Treasurer.
Points occurring at the meeting :
Public Session : Perry Smith put forward his idea of commencing an environmental group in Chearsley, to encourage everyone and in particular, children in learning and understanding about the local environment, flora and fauna, and the possibility of there being an allotment especially for the children.  The council was in support of this scheme and asked Perry to produce a plan of action.
Chearsley News: The importance of sharing news on a regular basis in the village was brought up, and it was agreed that a sub-committee be formed to investigate the best method of producing this.
Public Seat by the War memorial: The seat has now been restored and looking good by Jamie Cadle.
Parking: This is still an on-going issue in the village, together with speeding..  The possibility of extra parking places in Bernards Close and School Lane were touched on and Dave Smith of Highways department, Bucks County Council is to be approached for his advice.
Shop: Jay reported that alterations and decorations are going well and the shop and tea room should be able to open in June. She is in talks with the Post Office for some post office provision to be provided. She asked the Council to consider whether the notice board and possibly the post-box could be returned to its original position by the shop.
Planning Matters:
Several planning applications had been approved - side extension at Bees Cottage; felling of trees at Mulberry; refurbishment at The Cottage. It was agreed to  hold a site meeting at 7 Old Plough Close where an application for an extension had been received.
Summer Fayre: The village roads by the Village Green will be temporarily closed on the day of the summer Fayre, Saturday, June 28th.
Bottom Orchard: The possibility of erecting a convex mirror to aid visibility was discussed.
The next meeting was arranged for Monday, June 16th at the Village Hall.

Wednesday 14 May 2008

Neighbourhood Watch Reminder!

As the warm weather continues, Burglaries across the Aylesbury Vale area also continue. In many of the offences entry has been gained to properties through insecure doors or windows. These offences are occurring both day and night.
It is again worth reminding watch members to be vigilant with their own security, and passing this message onto others.
Keep doors locked when you are in another part of the house and make sure accessible windows are not left open. This advice also applies when you are working or enjoying your garden. It doesn't take long for a criminal to enter an insecure door or window and take easily accessible items, such as handbags, mobile phones and keys and then possibly take your vehicle from outside your house.
Remember, Burglars don't need brains, they just need opportunities. Reducing the opportunity for crime, reduces your risk of being a victim of Burglary and Theft.

Monday 12 May 2008

Race for Life - The Aftermath

Nic and Nico Brown at Jax Cava Bar at the Race For Life Aftermath Party on Sunday.

A great afternoon for all at the Village Hallwith burgers, paella, tombola, raffle, auction and The Runaway Boys providing live music. Including race sponsorship, over £6,000 has been raised! More info and pictures to follow as I get them, so please email those images to Leif - thank you!

Saturday 10 May 2008

Morris Men

A fine Saturday evening and regulars at The Bell are treated to a performance by the Crendon Morris Men.

Race for Life!

The Race for life is run in aid of Cancer Research every year and this year over 60 people are running as the group Chearsley Chix - the majority being from Chearsley. They were prompted to run as a group after discussing this at Jackie Brown's funeral, and her fight against cancer was the original reason for doing this together, but are running for everyone who has been affected by cancer.

So far they have raised £2,055 on-line, as well as the off line donations made (about £90 of sponsorship at the pub, plus a bit more from individuals). The race takes place this Sunday 11th May at Waddesdon Manor, with the party at the village hall afterwards.

Want to give more to this splendid cause? - click on Chearsley Chix.

Thursday 1 May 2008

Village News

from Margaret Morbey

Alpha Global Expedition by Adrian Flanagan
Adrian, whose ex-wife, Louise lives in Chearsley and is managing the shore side of this adventure, is about to set sail on the final part of his “vertical” circumnavigation of the earth and thereby becoming the first solo yachtsman to achieve this. This last, difficult leg is a 1,600 mile stretch from Mehamn, northern Norway to The Royal Southern Yacht Club on the south coast of England. Sleep will have to be taken in snatches as for much of the time, he will be beating into wind and there is a lot of shipping in the North Sea and oil rigs.

He has had a long and hard expedition in Barrabos, a French designed 40ft Trireme constructed entirely of stainless steel, twice having to break off the circumnavigation since starting in 2005. We wish him good luck in completing his dream.

Short Mat Bowls
There will be Short Mat Bowls in the village Hall this Friday evening and every Friday, except the first of the month. New members are always welcome. Please check the time with Keith or Beryl Wright on 208607 and to find out more details.

Mobile Library
This will be in The Bell car park on Monday, May 12th from 10.35 to 11.05a.m.

Parish Council Meeting
The next meeting will be in Chearsley Village Hall on Monday May 12th – please check notice board for the time, probably 7.30p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend and there is a short time allowed for any points to be raised or questions asked by the general public at the beginning of the meeting.

Race for Life May 11th
This takes place this Sunday May 11th, starting in Waddesdon Manor grounds. All spectators and all encouragement is welcome. Please do all come to Chearsley Village Hall after the event, for fun, chatter, lunch (bring your own bottle), pink tombola.etc. We aim to raise as much money as possible in memory of Jackie Brown