Saturday 28 June 2008

Chearsley Country Fayre Today!

Attractions include:

BBQ ~ Teas ~ Thatching Demonstration
Sheep Shearing ~ Splat the Rat ~ Children’s Lucky Dip
St Tiggywinkles ~ The Animal Man ~ Morris Men Bottle Tombola
Guess the weight of the Cake
Nearly New Stall ~ Plants ~ Toys
Cakes and Home Produce ~ Wet Sponges
Books and Media ~ Coconut Shy
Jewellery and Accessories ~ Bouncy Castle
Face Painting and Tattoos ~ Pound in a Bucket
Ice Cream ~ Sweet Stall ~ Test your Strength
Guess the Name of the Teddy ~ Children’s Ride
Ball through the Clown’s Mouth ~ Milking the Cow
Decorate Bag and Biscuits ~ Panning for Gold
Mini Thomas the Tank Engine Ride
Fire Engine ~ Pimms Tent ~ Basket Weaving

Starts 2:00pm - don't be late!

Thursday 26 June 2008

Village News

with Margaret Morbey
Have you had a look at Chearsley website lately? It has up to the minute photos and news about the latest events in our village – photos of the cheque presentation of £7077.20 to Florence Nightingale at The Bell on Friday June 20th by Nic Brown on behalf of the organizers of the Race for Life Aftermath. What an an achievement. Congratulations to all involved.
Photos of the Chearsley Tearooms and store grand opening on Saturday June 21st. What a wonderful, happy crowd gathered there, excited to see the new shop and tearooms. All agreed how well Janine and Perry have done. So if you were unable to come to the opening, come along with your shopping list. It is now open 7 days a week.
Keep up to date with what’s happening in Chearsley by checking our website.

Chearsley W.I.
At the June meeting, the speaker was Nick Miers who gave a comprehensive talk on the history of Bletchley Park and the Enigma. Afterwards, tea and cakes were enjoyed by members and visitors.
July’s meeting will be garden visits in Chearsley on Tuesday afternoon, July 15th. Visitors will be most welcome.

Chearsley Cricket Club
The Club is holding their Wicked Maiden 20/20 Challenge on Sunday 6th July at the Cricket Club in Winchendon Road.
Dads v Lads starts at 11am and Under 25s v Over 25s starts at 3pm.
Come along and support our Cricket Club. All spectators are welcome to enjoy the fun - with barbecue and bar from 12 noon.

Chearsley Neighbourhood Watch
Bucks County Council’s Waste Partnership will be carrying out door to door research relating to home composting in the next few weeks. The questionnaire will be short – approximately 10 minutes and it will focus on around 250 households in Bucks. The research is being conducted by Exodus Market Research. If anyone should call at your premises, make sure you check their identification.

Saturday 21 June 2008

Chearsley Shop is back!

Noon on a grey Saturday afternoon but Janine brightens the day with a few words...

The ceremonial scissors are passed to John Bercow...

...the ribbon is cut...

...and before you can say "Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies", Margaret is back behind the counter!

Free quiche and scones to celebrate the opening...

... and wine, tea and coffee were on offer.

A quick preview of the tea room still to officially open.

Friday 20 June 2008

Race for Life, and the Bucks Herald strikes...

Friday, 8:00pm, and the photographer snaps the happy throng assembled to see a cheque for over £7,000 presented to the Florence Nightingale Hospice.

Tuesday 17 June 2008

Race for Life – Aftermath Party Proceeds

There will be a presentation to The Florence Nightingale Hospice on Friday June 20th at 8.00 at The Bell of a cheque for £6,000. This was the final total raised on Sunday afternoon after the Race for Life when the BBQ and drinks raised £1,740; the auction raised £3,760, which together with a donation of £500 comes to £6,000!

Everyone who contributed in any way is thanked by the organizers. Come along on June 20th and celebrate a wonderful effort.

Saturday 14 June 2008

Parish Council meeting: June 16th

The Chairman and Councillors invite you to the next meeting of the Parish Council, to be held at the Village Hall on Monday 16th June at 7:30pm.

The Parish Council is responsible for the care and upkeep of the village and decides where to spend your money! If you want your opinion or ideas heard, or if you just want to find out what happens and how it works, please come along.

Visit the Chearsley Parish Council site for information about meetings.

Friday 13 June 2008

Village News

from Margaret Morbey

Chearsley Shop – Grand Opening – Saturday June 21st
Do come along on Saturday June 21st to view your re-vamped village shop and to meet Janine Rees, who has spent the last few months busily planning and organising for this day. Come and see how things have changed, browse the shelves of the shop, have a glass of wine and piece of quiche or cream tea in the tea rooms “on the house” and meet up with neighbours old and new again.
The Grand Opening will be at 12 noon and the shop will be open for business until 4p.m. The shop will be open on the Sunday from 8 – 1p.m. and thereafter in the week from 7.00a.m. to 7.00p.m.
The tea rooms will be open for business shortly.

Chearsley W.I.
Chearsley W.I. has been very busy lately preparing their resolution for the W.I. AGM. On Tuesday, June 5th, five members travelled to Liverpool, where their President, Pauline Parkes, spoke, most professionally, in presenting their resolution, which called for a ban on the fishing practice known as “bottom trawling”, where it causes catastrophic loss of marine life.
Although it was defeated by 184 votes, the W.I. feel that their aim of raising awareness about the future of worldwide fish stocks and the need to show responsibility for them has been achieved.

Eric Carte at The Mill at Sonning Wednesday, July 9th
It is hoped to arrange a coach trip to the Dinner Theatre Mill at Sonning on Wednesday July 9th, leaving Chearsley at 5.30. Eric is appearing in the comedy, Love’s a Luxury from 25th June to 2nd August.
Tickets, to include the coach fare and dinner before the play will cost about £45.00 each.
Please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to come. I need to know by June 21st.

Ruby Wedding anniversary
Congratulations to Ann and Malcolm Wakeling of Lammas Lane on 40 years of marriage this month.

Garage Sale – Sunday June 29th
Louise Flanagan invites us all to her garage sale at Pear Tree Lodge, Dark Lane, where she will have books, DVDs, videos, CDs, toys, TVs, computer, glass, china, plants, furniture, garden bits for sale.
She is also inviting offers for a solid wood climbing frame which cost new £1,200 2 years ago. Get in touch with Louise at

Mobile Library
This is next in The Bell car park on June 23rd from 10.35 to 11.05am

Tuesday 10 June 2008

Shop Opening

The revitalised village shop will once again open its door on

Saturday June 21st
at 12:00 noon
...and the tea room will be opening in the not too distant future!
Please support this great village amenity.

Monday 2 June 2008

Village News

from Margaret Morbey

Chearsley Country Fair - Saturday, June 28th
A fundraising evening for this year’s fair has been organized for Wednesday, 11th June at Chearsley Village Hall. This is a ladies and children’s fashion show and clothes sale, starting at 7.30p.m. Tickets, to include a glass of wine to help the occasion along, cost £4.00 in advance or £5.00 at the door. Tickets are available from The Bell or from Claire on 208087.

Children’s Scarecrow competition
All children in Chearsley are invited to design and make up a scarecrow, in any shape or size, preferably attached to a pole so they can be displayed on the village green. Judging will take place on the Green on Sunday 22nd of June at 12p.m ( I will gladly buy one to keep the pigeons away from my veg. Patch!)

Vertical circumnavigation of the earth
Adrian Flanagan, whose ex-wife, Louise lives in the village and has been managing the shore side of this adventure, has now completed this magnificent and at times dangerous single-handed trip vertically round the world after starting 2 and half years ago. He sailed into Southampton on Wednesday 21st in Barrabas, his 40ft stainless steel yacht, being the first person to achieve such a difficult trip. Glad now to be home, he is writing a book “Over the Top” about his experiences to be published on 9th October. Congratulations to Adrian.

Chuf – 40 years on
The playgroup held in Chearsley Village Hall each day is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and is inviting all past staff, helpers, parents, committee members to a Dinner Dance at The Oxfordshire on June 20th. Tickets cost £40 each. 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 for all the hard work put in by the Committee, staff and children.

Pauline Parkes will be leading a group from Chearsley W.I. at the Annual Meeting in Liverpool on June 4th when the resolution put forward by them will be debated. Their resolution is that the EU should ban trawling of the bottom of the sea which causes catastrophic loss of marine life. This is a very exciting achievement for them an we wish them good luck in the speeches they have to make and look forward to hearing that their resolution has been carried for submission to the Government.

Youth Club
This next meets on Friday 6th June at Chearsley Village Hall from 6.30 to 8.00 Everyone from the ages of 8 to 14 is welcome. Contact Gillie Travers on 202469 for more details.

Chearsley Show
A date for your diary – Saturday, September 6th, when you have a chance to show off the fruits of your year’s labours in the garden. There are categories for flowers, vegetables, flower arrangements, cake, shortbread and scone making, jam making, art and craft and children’s classes. You should have received a timetable and entry form through your door. Please support this annual village event, either by exhibiting or attending on the day. It’s all fairly low key and good fun.