Thursday 28 May 2009

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Bank Holiday Monday 6- a -side cricket competition
A very successful day took place,- the first time for three years that the weather had enabled the competition to go ahead, when 8 teams competed throughout the day. Morris Motors were well deserved winners, beating Chearsley in the final. Many supporters enjoyed the sun, the cricket, the barbeque and real ale from the bar. On the day, about £200 was raised for Club funds from refreshments and the raffle. It is anticipated that profits from the bar takings will add to this considerably.

Midsummer Madness
There is no fĂȘte this year. On the usual fĂȘte day, the Cricket Club are holding a family do on Saturday June 27th at 7pm as reported in this column last week. Previously stated as being at the club pavilion, the venue will now be at the Village Hall. Tickets are £8 or £20 for a family ticket of 2 adults and children. This covers a 2 course meal. Come along and enjoy dancing to live band Hair of the Dog, real ales and hog-roast. Tickets are available from Chearsley Tea rooms

Bucks Open Studios
This takes place in locations throughout Bucks for 2 weeks from 13th to 28th June – exhibitions and events by local artists. In Chearsley, there will be 2 artists on view. Frankie White of The Old Farmhouse on The Green will be showing an eclectic collection of past and present work, including paintings, installation and video in her Chearsley home, on 18th, 19th 20th and 21st June. A free catalalogue can be obtained Chearsley Tea Rooms, detailing all the artists and venues and times available.

The artist, Sanaya Robinson will be exhibiting her work in the Tea Rooms for all of the 2 weeks during opening hours. This artist uses bright colours, producing feel-good paintings in acrylics and pastels. Her exhibition will include Caribbean flora and landscapes.

Anne Ratnarajah, who made the willow structure in the Village Hall grounds, is exhibiting her contemporary basketry in various materials, willow sculptures and living willow structures at The Old Granary, Manor Farm, Haddenham from Saturday 20th to Sunday 28th.

Attempted theft
On Bank Holiday Monday, an unsuccessful attempt was made to steal equipment from the Cricket Club field.

Mobile Library
This next comes to Chearsley in The Bell Car park on Monday June 8th, arriving at 1.10 until 1.35pm.

Wednesday 27 May 2009

Neighbourhood Watch Community Message

This is a Community Message from Aylesbury Watch Office on Tuesday 26th May 2009.

A vehicle has been reported stolen from Brae Hill, Brill on the 25th May. Sometime after 12:10am the blue Ford Fiesta was stolen and it was discovered at around 5:30am in the Headington area of Oxford, on fire.

Alos, between 8:50pm on the 24th and 7am on the 25th May, unknown offenders have forced a padlock on a gate at premise on Winchendon Road, Chearsley. Once inside the grounds, entry has been forced to a mini tractor on site, which the offenders have then tried to drag along. The tractor was then abandoned in the middle of the grounds with the door wide open.

And a vehicle has been reported stolen from Boarstall, between 1pm on the 24th and 10am on the 25th May. The red Vauxhall Corsa was located later the same day, burnt out in Bernwood Forest Car Park.

Police would like to hear from anyone that may have noticed any suspicious activity in the area between the times given. If you have any information, please call on 0845 8 505 505 and state that you are responding to this Ringmaster message.

Alternatively, if you do not wish to give your details, you can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Thursday 21 May 2009

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

To Jamie Cadle on his “special” birthday recently.

Wedding in Chearsley Church
The first Wedding to be conducted at St. Nicholas by our new vicar, the Rev. John Wynburne, takes place on Saturday, May 23rd at 1.30pm. This is the wedding of Jonathan Parry, son of Rowena and Alan, of Chearsley to Catherine Charnock from Dalton-in-Furness, with guests from as far away as Singapore and Australia. Congratulations to Jonathan and Catherine with every good wish for your future together. Enjoy your honeymoon in New York!

Midsummer Madness at Chearsley Cricket Club
There will be a live band and hog roast at the Cricket Club’s Midsummer Madness at Village Hall. So make a note for Saturday evening, 27th June. More details and tickets available shortly.

Crime in Chearsley
Another theft took place last Thursday, 21st May, when a caravan was stolen in the early hours from Winchendon Road. The caravan was was well secured, alarmed and wheel clamped, and kept behind locked gates.

Friday 15 May 2009

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Remember that collection of bins (no baskets) next week will be on Wednesday 27th May, after the Bank Holiday on Monday 25th May.

A Curry Night is being held on Friday June 5th in the Tearooms in support of Help For Heroes. This is a new charity, launched in October 2007 aiming to make a real difference to the lives of wounded soldiers and other servicemen. The first 8million pounds raised has been allocated to providing a new swimming pool and gym complex at DMRC Headley Court, with work due to begin in November this year.

The Curry Night has sittings at 6, 7 and 8pm, each ticket costing £10, for your curry meal including a glass of wine or beer.

Please ring Jay on 208486 to book your place as soon as possible

Congratulations to all those Chearsley ladies who took part this year in raising money for cancer by completing the Race for Life at Waddesdon on Sunday, May 10th.

A BMW car from Dark Lane was stolen last week. It is thought by entry being made through a back window into the house to obtain the car keys.

Help is wanted for this much needed club to continue on the first Friday of each month. The Club meets in the Village Hall from 6.15 to 8.15pm. More information is available from Gilly on 202469 or Paul on 202202.

This met at the Cricket Club on Monday, 11th May.

A few points arising are :

Nic Brown was unanimously re-elected to continue as Chairman with Leif Hytten as Vice Chairman.

Kerbing -More meetings will take place with Dave Smith from AVDC to discuss the next stage of kerbing.

News on funding for the path across the Green is still being waited for, and until this can be done, the new benches cannot be installed..

Dog Waste bins, gritting bins with design approved of by The Prince of Wales, graffiti in bus shelter, a web cam and the tug of war against Cuddington are all matters to be looked into by the Council.

It was reported that the dog gate in the old strawberry field, off Church Lane needs repair. Mike Heybrook would be contacted about this.

A new kissing gate has been installed in the old cricket club field in Aylesbury Road.

It was asked that an official complaint be made by the Parish Council to known speeding offenders down Church Lane each day.

The next meeting is to be on June 15th

Saturday 9 May 2009

A Date for your Diary...

Midsummer Madness

Saturday 27th June

7.00 onwards at the Village Hall

Hog Roast and Live Band

Families Welcome

Tickets Available Shortly

Saturday 2 May 2009

Chearsley in Bloom 2009

Julie's clematis in Church Lane

If you have any pictures of Chearsley to share, please email them to - thank you!

Friday 1 May 2009

Community Safety Team Message

This is a Community Message from Aylesbury Watch Office on Thursday 30th April.

Waddesdon Neighbourhood Policing team would like to invite local residents to an Open Meeting for the Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG) on the 6th May 2009, 7pm at The Walter Rose Room, Haddenham Village Hall.

The NAG is run by and for residents and members of local community groups, to discuss issues that directly affect local villages, and to work with partners, i.e Police and Council, to ensure that these issues are dealt with in an appropriate and timely manner - so that everyone can feel secure in the knowledge that we are all working towards a better and safer community. The NAG empowers people to 'have a say' in what is important to them.

The Open Meeting is for residents of Haddenham, Long Crendon, Brill, Stone, Bishopstone, Dinton, Ford, Upton, Cuddington, Chearsley, Chilton, Oakley, Ickford, Worminghall, Shabbington, Boarstall, Honeyburge, Kingsey and Aston Sandford.

You can speak to your local Neighbourhood Policing Team at Waddesdon, via the main Police number 0845 8 505 505 or by email: