Thursday 26 March 2009

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Cricket Club

Open Day, Sunday 5th April
Chearsley Cricket Club is looking for boys and girls to join the club to develop their cricketing skills, and are holding an Open Day for Parents, and boys and girls aged 8 to 17 on Sunday 5th April from 10am – 1pm. to view the Club’s facilities and find out more about the club.

During the season, practice sessions and nets will be held with the Club’s Juniors coach, Jeffrey Rodgers, every Tuesday evening, 6-7.30pm and boys and girls of all abilities are welcome.

As well as entering the Under 15 and Under 17 leagues, there will be many opportunities for juniors to play and enjoy cricket.

Parent volunteers are also being sought for help with nets, transport and matches.

Come along and find out more.

The next collection of glass, paper, plastic and cans will be Tuesday April 7th. Please note that due to Easter, the refuse collection in Easter week will be Wednesday April 15th of bins only.

Youth Club
This takes place in April on Friday 3rd in Chearsley Village Hall, starting at 6.30pm. Come along and have fun. Ring Gillie Travers on 01844 202469 for more details.

Tuesday 24 March 2009

Chearlsey Cricket Club Open Day


Have you got a budding Kevin Peterson at home? We are looking for boys and girls aged 8-17 to join us and develop their cricketing skills.

We are holding an Open Day for Parents, boys and girls at the club Pavilion on

Sunday 5th April 10.00am - 1.00pm

when we will be taking contact details, answering any questions and playing some practice games.

During the season, practice sessions and nets will be held with our Juniors coach Jeffrey Rodgers every Tuesday evening from 6.00 - 7.30pm and boys and girls of all abilities will be welcome.

As well as entering the U15 and U17 leagues there will be plenty of opportunities for Juniors of all age groups to play and enjoy cricket.

Please come along and see our facilities - we will also be looking to sign up parent volunteers to help out with nets, transport and matches!

We look forward to welcoming Parents and Juniors at the Pavilion on Sunday 5th April from 10.00am.

For further information, please contact Nick Babington on 07896 036993 or email

Sunday 22 March 2009

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Mobile Library
This will visit The Bell car park in the village on Monday March 30th from 1.10pm to 1.35. Please be aware that, due to Easter, the next time the Mobile Library comes to Chearsley will be April 27th.

Easter at The Bell
The Bell is holding an Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday, April 12th. Come and start hunting for easter eggs in the garden at The Bell from 12pm.

Neighbourhood Policing
You can pick up the latest newsletter for our district from Chearsley tearooms. This states that there have been very few crimes reported over the past weeks, but reminds us to be aware of thefts from vehicles and that vehicle number plates are a popular item to steal. There is also an appeal for a Community First Responder – a member of the public who would be able to help in a medical emergency before the arrival of an emergency ambulance, trained by South Central Ambulance Service. If you feel this is you, please contact the 24hour information line on 0800 587 0207 or email

News of John Grimsdell
John, the eldest son of Sue and Peter, past Landlords of The Bell, has started a 6 month tour of duty in Afghanistan, based in the town of Musa Qal’eh, “the green zone” with 40 Regt Royal Artillery where he is a forwards operations officer. We wish him well, and also for his forthcoming wedding to Heidi Stennings from Haddenham in November.

Volunteering at Waddesdon Manor
If you find yourself with time on your hands, you may be interested in becoming a volunteer at Waddesdon Manor. There are various opportunities to help out, particularly selling raffle tickets. This has become an important role, raising extra funds for particular projects. It is a wonderful way of becoming part of this magnificent property on our doorstep. Phone Liz Wilkinson, volunteer co-ordinator on 01296 653307 (email: for more information.

Thursday 19 March 2009

Litter Pick

Due to posters with the incorrect date being printed(!), the
Village Litter Pick
is now on
Saturday 21st March
starting from The Bell at 9:30am.
Gloves and rubbish bags will be provided.
Please turn up to do your bit to keep Chearsley litter free!

Thursday 12 March 2009

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Cuddington and Dinton School are holding a quiz on Saturday, 21st March at the Bernard Hall, Cuddington at 7.30 for a 7.45 start. Price of each ticket is £8.00 to include a fish and chip supper. There will be a bar. There will be teams of 8. All proceeds go to the school. For more details, please contact Hayley on 07731593957 or Angela on 07794290264.

Mothering Sunday
As part of the Family Service at St. Nicholas, Chearsley, a celebration of Mothering Sunday will take place on Sunday, 22nd March.

Local Neighbourhood questionnaire
We are invited to complete a short survey about our local area. This consultation has been commissioned by the Police, our local Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG), AVDC and Bucks County Council. Forms are available from Chearsley Tea Rooms and shop.

Litter Pick
Please come and help keep our village tidy. If a lot of volunteers all come, it will not take long. A litter pick has been arranged for Saturday, March 28th 21st at 9.30am, meeting outside The Bell. Gloves and bin bags will be provided.

Parish Council meeting, Monday 9th March.
A disappointing number of villagers attended this meeting. It is to be hoped more will make an effort to attend the Annual Parish Meeting on Monday, 20th April. There will be more details about the agenda beforehand.

A few points arising from the meeting are :
A member of the public raised the question about litter beyond the village boundary in Aylesbury Road. It was agreed that the litterline would be contacted to come and remove it.

Cricket Club parking
Cars are to be parked on the Millennium Field, for which a padlock with a combination has been purchased, so the gate can be kept locked. It was agreed that parking away from the nearby house would be encouraged.

Phone Box
It was decided to ask the village at the Annual Parish Meeting about the possibility of purchasing a traditional red box, and the costs involved.

It was reported that a meeting had been held to discuss the preliminary tidying work necessary. It is hoped that this will take place by a group of volunteers from an environmental group, in October. Possible grants, including one from Chearsley Village Trust are being applied for.

The Green
One quote had been received with regard to the path across the Green, involving, concrete and brushed gravel and with a slope and handrail to replace the steps down to the road. More quotes are in hand and a grant for this work applied for. It was also agreed that the benches to be bought from a legacy from Betty Duval should be installed as soon as possible.

Annual Parish Meeting
This will take place on Monday, April 20th and will include the topics of the phone box and a Christmas tree on The Green.

Lanes and Highways
A photo of an oil delivery lorry damaging the verges had been received, and taken up with the company involved.

Planning matters
Planning application at Dieudonne, Dark Lane had been withdrawn

The Parish Council decided at a site meeting at the Old Grain Store, Long Crendon Road, that more details were needed.

Bus Shelter
Quotes for this work had been received and the work already carried out.

Village Gates
It was agreed that quotes for the painting of these should be obtained as soon as possible.

Community Policing Awards 2009
The council wholeheartedly agreed that Chearsley’s local PCSOs, Sue Jones and Caroline Day should be nominated for this award.

The date of the next meeting was fixed for Monday, 11th May at 7.30.

Village news wanted
Please do let me have your news – of special birthdays, births, deaths, sponsored walks and events, meetings, etc. We are all interested in what is happening in our village, so let me know!

Saturday 7 March 2009

Message in a Bottle

An appeal from Debbie Brown, Projects Officer for Buckinghamshire County Council Adult Social Care:

"I am currently working on the Message in a Bottle scheme, which you may on may not have heard of. It basically consists of a plastic bottle containing a leaflet on which you can write you emergency contact details and medical history. The bottle is then placed in the fridge. It is a piece of partnership working, and the fire & ambulance service are well aware of it. It is simply a time saving, and life saving idea. I have been tasked with distributing 7000 of these bottles to vulnerable adults in Bucks. They are currently being given out through day centres, assessment teams, internal homecare etc. Would you be able to distribute some though your meetings, offices, etc? Any help would be greatly appreciated."

More information is available at the Lions Clubs International, and you can contact Debbie at:
Tel: 01296 387002

Tuesday 3 March 2009

Neighbourhood Watch: Ringmaster Message March 2nd

This is a Community Message from Aylesbury Watch Office on Monday 2nd March 2009.

A burglary has been reported in Chilton Road, Long Crendon, between the 27th and 28th February. An attempt was made to force the rear doors of the house, although no entry was gained. Offender(s) have then forced open the shed in the garden, stealing a chain saw and golf equipment from inside.

Police are keen to hear from anyone that may have witnessed anything suspicious in the area given. If you have any information, please call on 0845 8 505 505 and state that you are responding to this Ringmaster message.