Thursday 25 June 2009

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

W.I. Outing to Malmesbury
A coach party of W.I. members from Chearsley enjoyed a visit to Malmesbury Abbey and gardens on 18th June. The Abbey gardens, where 2000 rose bushes were blooming magnificently has a lovely woodland walk winding down to the river. It was a very enjoyable, relaxing visit, rounded off with a visit round Malmesbury Abbey and shopping in the nearby town centre.

A Bollywood Party is being held at Chearsley Village Hall on Friday, 10th July from 8 to 12pm. There will be music, dancing, entertainment and food at a cost of £12 per ticket. Call Nicky Crabbie on 290880 to purchase tickets or for more information.

This is next in The Bell car park on Monday, July 6th from 1.10 until 1.35pm

The Bell will be open all day during the weekends of July and August. Call Ollie or Sharon on 208077 to make a reservation for a meal.

Tuesday 23 June 2009

A Midsummer Reminder!

...from John Howard
It’s Midsummer’s day tomorrow - the sun is shining and all is set fair for Midsummer Madness on Saturday night. This is a final reminder from me to buy your tickets.

All the details of the event can be seen by clicking on the poster above. We’ve hired a fantastic local band (‘Hair of the Dog’). There’ll be a Hog Roast, washed down with a selection of Real Ales – and a full bar will also be available

The adult price is £8 per head, which includes a two course dinner. Families and chlldren are most welcome and a ‘family ticket’ for 2 adults and children (as many as you like as long as they’re yours) is available at an amazing price of £20 inclusive.

The band will play in the hall from 9.00 – gates will open at 7.00 and we’ll be serving dinner from 7.30 onwards. We’ll be dining ‘alfresco’ but we will have marquees outside just in case.

We will have a few spare tickets available at the door but to avoid any disappointment - buy them now, if you haven’t done so already.

James Veness 07732 438568
Adam Lazaruk 07865 093154
Alex Brown 0771 578923

All the profit will go to CCC and, as many of you know, the club has always attached great importance to the development of youngsters – indeed, many of our current 1st XI came up through the ranks of the junior sides.

See you on Saturday !!

Friday 19 June 2009

Community Safety Team Message

This is a Community Message from Aylesbury Neighbourhood Watch Office on Friday 19th June 2009.

Police have issued a warning after fraudsters have been using people's personal details to have goods delivered to their homes, which they later collect.

Elderly residents have been receiving parcels delivered from various catalogue companies in their names which they never ordered. They later receive a call from an unknown person who says the parcel had been delivered to them by mistake and that they would come over and collect it.

The packages mostly contain items of significant value such as mobile phones, video cameras, shoes and clothing.

Anyone who receives a package which they did not order and a phone call from someone saying they want to pick it up should contact Detective Constable Sharon Vann at Aylesbury CID via 0845 8 505505.

Thursday 18 June 2009

Village News

with Margaret Morbey.

Recycling Tuesday 30th June
There will be a collection of bottles, baskets and bins on this day.

Special Birthday Congratulations
These go to Phil Morbey, who celebrated his birthday on Saturday, June 13th – the National Anthem and Red Arrows were specially arranged for him!

Help for Heroes Curry Night
A very hectic, but well organized Curry Night at Chearsley Tea Rooms took place on Friday May 28th, when more than 60 villagers over 3 sittings enjoyed Jay’s home-cooked curry and side dishes. It was a great deal of fun for all the diners and a total of £1,063 was raised for Help our Heroes. The meals, raffle and donations amounted to £899. Distinctive wristbands have been on sale in the shop over the past month and have raised £164. Jay would like to thank everyone who supported her first fund raising event,making it such a great success, and to those who donated raffle prizes and to her staff who volunteered their time. The Help for Heroes wristbands are still on sale for £2. each.

Bucks Open Studios
A reminder that Chearsley Tea Rooms is hosting artwork by Sanaya Robinson as part of this scheme until June 28th. The work on show is available for purchase.

Bees in Chearsley
A swarm of bees descended on Elmbrook Close, weekend of 13th June. Beekeeper, Brian Bush masterfully removed them. Should this happen again, Brian would be happy to take the bees to safety. His mobile is 07850 085767 or 01844 292195.

Mother and Baby and Toddler Group
This meets each Wednesday morning from 9.30 at the Cricket Club, Winchendon Road. Please contact Angela Gray on 202105 for more information

Scoop The Poop
Dog mess, particularly around the Cricket field, is a problem. Several posters are on display around the village advising dog owners of information packs on responsible dog ownership and poop-scoops available from AVDC and the fact that fines of up to £1,000 could be imposed for not clearing up dog mess.

Parish Council Meeting, Monday June 15th.
A few points arising at this meeting :

Stockwell : A suggestion of a suitable builder to carry out the work was put forward.

Winchendon Pot Hole : Again, it was reported that plans are in hand for this to be mended.

Closure of Chearsley to Long Crendon Road : This will be closed for up to 3 weeks sometime between 22nd June and 22nd September for carriageway patching, followed by surface dressing. More details will be available nearer the time of closure. The alternative route will be via Chilton Road.

Excessive HGV traffic on village roads : Ivinghoe Parish Council has asked Chearsley to participate in a data collection exercise, recording HCV and freight traffic movements on unsuitable rural roads. Forms for villagers to complete will be available from the shop.

Overgrown hedges : Graham King to be asked to cut back overgrown hedges near Church Piece, and The Rosary, Dark Lane.

Dog Waste Bins : These can be purchased for £225 each, plus vat and post. Emptying collections are £1.94 each time.

Village Gates : It was noted that these had been painted by the Local Authority.

Date of next meeting : This will be on 27th July in the village hall. No meeting during August.. Meeting on 14th September in the Cricket Pavilion

Wednesday 17 June 2009

Bees, bees, and more bees...

From Sara Bains
A Swarm of bees descended on Elm Brook Close this weekend...

Masterfully removed by Brian Bush, thank you! If any more decide that they want to share our lovely village, he will be happy to move them on their way - 07767 304067 /01844 292195. (Photo taken by Oliver Bains)

Monday 15 June 2009

Help for Heroes - Curry Night!

The Curry Night at Chearsley Village Tea Room & Stores in aid of Help for Heroes, held on June 5th, was a roaring success. A grand sum of 1,063.00 pounds was raised through dinner tickets, a raffle, donations and sales of wrist bands. Everyone enjoyed a delicious curry dinner and the room was buzzing with conversation and laughter as neighbours and friends came together to support this important, but often overlooked charity.

Wrist bands are still available at Chearsley shop if anyone still wants one and are available for 2 pounds each.

Janine would like to thank all who supported this fund-raising evening by donating raffle prizes or simply handing over their hard earned cash in these difficult times. Thanks and praise especially go to the staff who donated their time to make this event such a success.

Saturday 13 June 2009

Community Message

This is a Community Message from Aylesbury Neighbourhood Watch Office on Saturday 13th June 2009.

Thames Valley Police are asking for watch members' assistance across Thames Valley, to try and locate a vehicle involve in a fatal road traffic collision on the 1st April 2009 in Gerrards Cross.

The vehicle, a blue Mercedes C220, registration number of WR03 JYB, may be parked up in a street, car park, garage or lock-up. It might be covered in a tarpaulin or in a vehicle repair garage.

Anyone with information about the cars whereabouts is urged to contact the Incident Room at Gerrards Cross, via 0845 8 505 505.

Saturday 6 June 2009

Local Election Results - 4th June

The Election results for Bernwood show Michael Edmonds was re-elected with a majority of 40.0%.

Thursday 4 June 2009

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

St Nicholas, Chearsley
Following the monthly Family Service on Sunday, 24th May, 60 adults and 20 children enjoyed a “bring and share” lunch in glorious weather in the churchyard with our new vicar, the Rev. Joyn Wynburne and his wife, Anna. To mark their arrival in the community, they were presented with a bouquet of flowers and a hamper full of items specific to Chearsley, including the famous Chearsley “calendar girls”calendar, featuring several members of the congregation.

Community Choir Taster Session
This is your opportunity to have a go at singing in a choir. Village Voices is for anyone who wants to sing for fun. The ability to read music is not necessary, nor is any previous experience. There are no auditions. Community choirs are about having fun singing music from around the world for the pure joy of it, in a friendly and informal way.

A taster session, costing £3 per person, is being held in Towersey Memorial Village Hall on Friday, 12th June between 7.30 and 9.30pm.

Sarah Westcott, the musical leader, already leads two community choirs and believes everyone can sing. If there is sufficient interest from this meeting, it is planned to hold regular sessions in Towersey from September.

For more information, contact Madeleine Smith on 01844 352468 or email or Ruth Ruddock on 07966 373134.

Chearsley Show – Hanging Basket Competition
Have you realized that for the first time, there is a Hanging Basket Competition as part of the usual Chearsley Show? Judging will take place in the week beginning 20th July and the baskets will be judged in situ.

Entry Forms for this are available from Chearsley Tea Rooms, and should be returned before 20th July with the entry fee of 20p to Rosemary Wallis, Merrifield, Dark Lane, Joy Payne, 1 Bernards Close, or Jean Tribe, Greenways, Church Lane. If you have any queries, please phone 208473

Chearsley W.I.
The June Meeting on Tuesday 16th is entitled “Tai Chi and Me” with Sylvia Eastgate. The meeting is held in Chearsley Village Hall at 2.00pm. Visitors are very welcome to attend at a cost of £2.00.

Monday 1 June 2009

In An English Country Garden

from Sharon Sampson

Did you know it was “get to know your neighbours” weekend recently. Well some Chearsley neighbours got to know each other on Saturday 23rd May. About 60 people camped out together in Chearsley and many more joined us for a BBQ and campfire.

It was a great occasion for catching up with old friends and making new ones. The kids had a wonderful time spraying water at each other, riding in wheelbarrows, bouncing on blow up mattresses, collecting firewood and toasting marshmallows. The mums got to sunbathe and chat while the dads got to do what dads love best and play with fire. Some campers had DIY disposable barbeques while others “did it in style” with massive gas grills. Whether posh or basic we all had a wonderful time.

I myself particularly enjoyed the campfire singing as it brought back happy memories of girl guides as a child and more recently beavers with my son. Thank you to everyone for joining in with me and I apologise if you are still singing “A Pizza Hut, a Pizza Hut, Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut”. I know I can’t get it out of my head.

We had a lovely surprise when our new vicar John Wynburne popped in on Saturday evening to meet his new flock. On Sunday morning it was great to see so many campers at the Family Service in St Nick where we officially welcomed John with a welcome hamper and slap up bring and share lunch. We all had a little snigger when we sang the tune to “In an English country garden” as we had sung a lot sillier version the night before.

Thanks must go to Paul and Ann Persson for the loan of their very own English Country Garden, to Claire Lazaruk for her posh toilet, to the pyromaniacs for keeping the campfire burning and clearing up so well the next day, to Yvonne Mullins for bringing her guitar, to Bob Collins for cooking us all breakfast, and to all those who turned up to make it such a memorable occasion. I think everyone enjoyed themselves and this may well be the start of a new Chearsley tradition.