Friday 31 October 2008

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Mobile Library – new time
This next visits The Bell car part on Monday 10th November. The time has changed. Please note that the van will be there from 1.10pm to 1.35.

Epilepsy Big Tea Break
Debbie Corpe and her mother, Joc raised the sum of £400 by selling tea, cakes, plants and holding a raffle at their event in aid of Epilepsy on Friday 17th October.

Chearsley Uncovered
There will be a launch party of a special Chearsley calendar in aid of Florence Nightingale Hospice in memory of Jackie Brown at The Bell on Saturday, November 15th at 7.30. Come along and have fun to view it, enjoy a glass of bubbly and canapés and buy the calendar.

CHUF Christmas Shopping
Come to Chearsley Village Hall on Wednesday evening 12th November at 7.30 to support Chuf and do some early Christmas shopping for the whole family. Entry is £2 to include a glass of wine and seasonal refreshment. There will be a good selection of presents, stocking fillers, books, cards, jewellery, handbags, homemade preserves etc.

There will be fireworks when Chearsley Youth Club meets on Friday November 7th.

Thefts from cars
There have been a couple of car crimes reported in Chearsley during the Saturday night of October 25th. Both cars were unlocked and articles stolen. Be warned, that nowhere in the village, even quiet cul de sacs or your private drive, is safe from opportunity thieves.

Service of Remembrance
This will take place at the War Memorial on Sunday 9th November at 10.45

Parish Council Meeting, Monday October 27th
A few points from this meeting :

Public Session
The footpath sign into the Old Cricket Field needs attention and its position altered. Highways would be contacted.
Parking in the village was raised again, particularly the proposed scheme in School Lane and Dark Lane. Nic Brown, the chairman, again said that the committee was well aware of concerns and problems and they were looking at possible solutions.

Building work without planning consent to two properties was mentioned. It was agreed, after a heated discussion that the planning situation should be referred to AVDC.

It was noted that wheelie bins for garden rubbish would be available in the future.

The Shop and Tearooms
Janine reported that she felt more support from Chearsley villagers for the shop was needed to help make the much applauded venture viable.

Planning Matters
Prospect Cottage application had been turned down.
Permission had been granted for The Pightle

It was suggested that Graham Churchill of Churchill lorries be approached about the number of Churchill lorries coming through the village and not keeping to their designated routes.

Village Trust
The committee was disappointed to learn that the Village Trust had turned down the application for a grant to restore Stockwell.

Next Meeting
The Budget Meeting will be held on November 24th.
Next Committee meeting will be on 8th December