Saturday 29 November 2008

Neighbourhood Watch: Ringmaster Messages 28 November

An attempted burglary has been reported in the Carters Lane area of Long Crendon on the 26th November. Noises were heard by the occupant at around 11:15pm and jemmy marks were discovered the next day to the back door. PC 5867 Clegg is the officer dealing.

A property on Worminghall Road, Ickford was subject of a burglary on the 27th November. Offender(s) gained entry between 8:30am and 5:30pm, via an insecure bathroom window. Once inside, they stole property including TV's, computer equipment and iPOD's. PC 5924 Kingham is the officer dealing.

Police are keen to hear from anyone that noticed anything suspicious in the areas mentioned, around the times given. If you have any information, please call on 08458 505505 and state that you are responding to this Ringmaster message.

A purse has been stolen from a shopper's handbag, whilst shopping in the Broadfields area of Aylesbury on the 27 November, between 2pm and 2:15pm. The purse contained cash that the owner had just taken out of a nearby cashpoint.

At this time of year it is worthwhile reminding all your watch members to be vigilant with their personal belongings whilst out shopping. Make sure that purses are kept out of sight and that handbags are closed and secure - avoiding the possibility of someone 'dipping' into them. Don't keep wallets and mobile phones in back pockets where they could be easily accessible to a potential criminal.

When using cashpoints, be aware of who is around you or if anyone appears to be paying attention to the area around cashpoints. If you spot anyone suspicious, call the Police and alert bank / shop staff.

Thursday 27 November 2008

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Parish Council Meeting

Monday 24th November

Some matters arising from this meeting :

Public Time. The Millennium Field was discussed with regards to money spent on it, how much it was used and its poor condition, possibly with some broken glass. It was agreed that the Parish Council should arrange a site meeting to inspect the field.

Chuf were thanked and commended for the wreath they had provided for the Remembrance Sunday service.

Unclaimed land by the phone box was discussed. There has been a change in legislation recently which has slowed progress as to establishing the ownership of this land. It was agreed that the Parish Council would apply for a search for ownership.

There had been no planning applications . A complaint raised with AVDC by a resident concerning building works in Needlemakers had been rejected by AVDC , on the grounds that the works were not substantial enough to require permission.

The question of speed traps in the village was brought up with the local Community Police Officer but as resources are limited, it is unlikely that this request will be granted.

The next meeting will be on December 8th – the Annual Budget meeting.

The next full meeting will be on Monday January, 12th.

Christmas Sale
Saturday 6th December
A sale in aid of Florence Nightingale Hospice is being held in Chearsley Village Hall on this day from 11 until 2pm. Come along and buy cakes, gifts, Christmas puddings, marmalades, pickles, etc. There will be a raffle and refreshments.

Mobile Library
This is next in the village on Monday 8th at The Bell Car Park at its new time of 1.10 to 1.35

Chearsley shop and Tearooms
The Christmas decorations are up and the shop is stocked with Christmas goodies. Come along and support your village shop. If you know you will need extra milk, bread, eggs, etc. over the Christmas period, why not place an order now. Christmas meals are also available for parties of 4 or more for £15 each. Ask Janine for a booking form.

Monday 24 November 2008

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Chearsley W.I. Christmas Coffee morning
On Thursday, 27th, we are all welcome by the W.I. at 2 Bernards Close from 10.30 to 12.30 to have mulled wine, mince pies. There will be a raffle, and cakes and craft items will be on sale.

Tons of Money

Eric Carte has now been performing in Tons of Money at The Theatre Royal Windsor for over a week, alongside Christopher Timothy, well known for being the lovable vet in All Creatures Great and Small, Caroline Langrishe, whose credits include Judge John Deed and Lovejoy, and Finty Williams, daughter of Judy Dench. The last performance at Windsor is on Saturday November 29th. In the New Year, the production goes on tour. Tons of Money is a comedy by Will Evans and Valentine, adapted by Alan Ayckbourn.

Chuf Table Top Sale

Remember, this Saturday, 29th November, the table top sale at Chearsley Village Hall, 2-4pm.

Short Mat Bowls
This takes place every Friday, except the first of the month at the Village Hall from 7.30pm. New members are welcome.

Friday 21 November 2008

Uncovered, and Unleashed...

News of our Favourite Calendar for 2009 soon reached Three Counties Radio...

First, Justine Yorke, broadcast on Saturday the 15th at 07:20...

...then Gilly Travers, broadcast on Tuesday 18th at 15:15 on the Lorna Milton Afternoon Programme.

Don't forget - copies can be obtained from the Village Stores and the Bell Inn.

Wednesday 19 November 2008

Parish Council Meeting: November 24th

The Chairman and Councillors invite you to the next meeting of the Parish Council, to be held at the Village Hall on Monday 24th November 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 the agenda, information about meetings and minutes from previous meetings.

Thursday 13 November 2008

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Katy Spencer Bernard
It was a great shock to learn of the death of Katy Spencer Bernard recently. She had suffered ill health for many years. Although she no longer lived in Nether Winchendon, she continued to contribute to the Parish Magazine which served that village and Chearsley. Her funeral took place on a very wet November 13th.

Chuf Table Top Sale
The ladies from Chuf are holding a table top sale at Chearsley Village Hall on Saturday, November 29th from 2 – 4pm. A good chance to do some Christmas shopping where there will be lots of bargains, nearly new toys, some still boxed and other good quality items. If you miss it, you miss out! A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to CHUF.

Chearsley Calendar
This very individual and local calendar will be on sale from The Bell and Chearsley Shop from now on. Proceeds go to Florence Nightingale Hospice in remembrance of Jackie Brown.

Mobile Library
This is next in the village at The Bell carpark, or nearby, on Monday 24th November. Don’t forget that the time has changed to 1.10 to 1.35pm

Adrian Flanagan
Adrian, who's wife, Louise, used to live in Dark Lane, Chearsley, has written about his sailing expedition. His book “Over the Top” is now on sale at all good book shops for £16.99 and details how Adrian became the first lone yachtsman to sail vertically around the world.

Saturday 8 November 2008

Service of Remembrance

Sunday 9th November at 10:45, Chearsley War Memorial

Thursday 6 November 2008

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Recycling collections

Tuesday 18th November is the next collection date for glass, plastics, paper and cans. Remember these are collected early on Tuesday morning, so it is advised to put them out on Monday evening.

Compensation for interruption of electricity supply in the Summer

It has been brought to my attention that there have been several successful applications to EDF for compensation when certain parts of the village were without electricity, and when a generator had to be supplied during June and July this year. If you would like any more information about claiming from EDF, albeit only a fairly modest compensation, please get in touch with me.