Thursday 27 August 2009

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Chearsley Village Trust
The Village Trust is now inviting applications from individuals or groups in the village for an award for finance for their project or activity. Please write to Val Davies, the Clerk to the Trustees at Minster, Dark Lane, Chearsley HP18 0DA giving details of your project, who benefits and what other funds are available. The deadline for applications is Sunday 27th September.

A proportion of the proceeds from Chearsley fĂȘte go towards the Village Trust to fund any suitable applications.

Chearsley Show
This will be held on Saturday 5th September at Chearsley Village Hall. The timetable is :

8.30 to 10.15 – the hall is open for setting out entries.

10.30 – Judging of entries

2.30 – Open to public and those taking part (admission 30p)

3.30 – Presentation of awards

4.30 - Collection of exhibits

Good luck to all those taking part!

Short Mat Bowls
This will start again in Chearsley Village Hall on Friday, 18th September at 7.15, and takes place most Friday evenings, except the first Friday of the month. Everyone is welcome. It costs £1 per session. Contact Keith or Beryl Wright on 208607 for more details.

St Nicholas Church Fun Day - Footsteps
A fun day for 25 local children took place on Tuesday 25th August. The aim of the day was for the children to “walk in the footsteps of Jesus”, hence the name “Footsteps”. The day started in the village hall making all sorts of craft items from glittery doves hanging from strings to cardboard swords and shields to be used later as props in the drama. Older children and teenagers made a large cardboard fishing boat complete with mast, which formed part of a happy, carnival-like procession through the village lanes to a large garden with pond where the children learnt about the baptism of Jesus. It was then time for a picnic lunch - “feeding of the 5000”. Next came a walk to the church, “Jerusalem” , past the well-known village donkeys. At Jerusalem, the older children acted out the Last Supper, crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Jesus, while the younger ones enjoyed painting their feet to make footprints on a big banner. A great fun day for all – an occasion the children are asking to be repeated next year.

Friday 21 August 2009

Footsteps - a reminder!

If you have children between 0 and 10, don't forget to sign up for "Footsteps", a fun day for children and parents being held on Tuesday, 25th August in the village hall and church. There will be a chance to have a go at lots of craft activities including making swords and shields for the boys and glitter, glue and paint activities for the girls.
At lunchtime, you can enjoy a picnic with friends and then head to the church for more fun, games and drama. Then finish the day off with some yummy cakes.
Not to be missed!
To register, contact Sharon Sampson on 01844 208740 or email

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Chearsley Fruit and Vegetable Show on Saturday, 5th September

Our annual Show takes place on Saturday, 5th September. If you grow fruit, vegetables or flowers , please do think about putting in some entries. You really do not have to consider yourself an expert. Have a look at the categories and there is bound to be something you could enter; from courgettes and beans to sweet peas or roses. Flower arrangements, fruit cake or apple pie, photographs or models. Schedules are available from Chearsley Tea Rooms or contact one of the committee members for a copy. These are Rosemary Wallis, Joy Payne or Jean Tribe.

The deadline for entries is Tuesday, 1st September. The Show takes a lot of organizing and hard work and everyone involved deserves our thanks. Please try to make this year’s Show the best ever.

If you decide not to participate, please come as a spectator. Doors of the Village Hall open to the public at 2.30pm. Come and take a look at what is on show, buy a raffle ticket, have a cup of tea and a chat with friends. You will possibly think you could have done better than the winning entries, so next year, don’t miss your opportunity.

Mobile Library

The Library will not visit on Bank Holiday Monday. It will be next in the village on September 14th from 1.10 until 1.35pm

Thursday 13 August 2009

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

W.I. Cake and coffee morning
This fund raising event on July 30th raised £250 for Learn as One - a charity funding the building of a school in Zambia.

Across – church magazine for Long Crendon, Chearsley and Nether Winchendon
Anne Burnett of Dark Lane, is a new contributor to our Church magazine and would welcome any news which you may like to have included in the monthly magazine, or if you are considering placing a regular advert in the magazine which is widely circulated in the three villages. Please contact her on 201358 or email Perhaps we can expect some recipes or cooking tips from Anne once she has had time to get used to her brand new Aga, which she cleverly won in a recent magazine (not Across) competition.

Ruby Wedding Congratulations
John and Maggie Cragg of Shupps Lane recently celebrated 40 years of marriage, and enjoyed celebrating with family and friends from home and abroad. Congratulations to you both.

Refuse and recycling collection
Tuesday, August 25th is the next collection date for all our recycling items – bottles, plastics and cans and paper, as well as bins. Please remember that, the following week, because of the August Bank Holiday, the bins (only) will be collected on Wednesday, September 2nd.

The Bell
Please remember that our village pub is open all day at the weekends this month. Please see their notice board for any special events they are planning, particularly a barbeque on the evening of Bank Holiday Sunday, 30th August. The sun might shine.

Community Messages

from Thames Valley Police

A new forensic property marking system is being introduced across Buckinghamshire this week to make life more difficult for burglars and thieves and make it easier to convict them.

SelectaDNA forensic property marking is being introduced by the Buckinghamshire Community Safety Partnership as part of Operation Breaker, the Force's anti-burglary drive.

Thames Valley Police's Crime Reduction Advisers will be provided with SelectaDNA property marking kits for allocation to identified crime "hot spot" areas, the elderly and vulnerable and previous victims of burglary, over the course of the next 18 months. Others who are interested can order kits via the SelectaDNA website.

The initial rollout will cover the Elmhurst and Watermead areas of Aylesbury, Buckingham, Chalfont St Peter, the Micklefield and Totteridge areas of High Wycombe, Marlow and Iver.

Thames Valley Police will be advising residents on how to use the marking kits in their homes. Each kit contains a bottle of the SelectaDNA formula, which consists of an ultraviolet tracer and a unique DNA code. The clear liquid, which contains identifying microdots, can be easily applied by residents to any household item to verify it as belonging to their property.

If suitably marked property such as a laptop, flatscreen TV, mobile phone or piece of jewellery is stolen and later recovered by police, it can be scanned using a UV light and traced back to the rightful owner via the DNA marking.

Further information can be seen on the Thames Valley Police website or you can call your local Crime Reduction Adviser via the main number 0845 8 505 505.

Watch members are advised to exercise caution when dealing with unknown telephone callers, after a resident in Oakley received a suspicious call on the 9th August.

The male caller, who sounded Asian, claimed to be calling from Sky and asked the occupant for her credit card details, in order that they could update Sky's records. The resident, who does have Sky, but pays by Direct Debit, became suspicious and refused to give any details. She later made enquiries with Sky Customer Services, who stated that Sky had not contacted her.

If you receive a call from anyone that is not known to you, asking for bank or credit card details, please refuse, unless you can verify that the person is definitely genuine. If in doubt, call the Police on the non emergency number 0845 8 505 505.

Thursday 6 August 2009

Sever Weather Warning

The Met Office released a Flash Warning of Heavy Rain for Buckinghamshire at 09:35 this morning:

"Heavy rain spreads from the south this evening giving rainfall accumulations of 15-20mm in 3 hours in places.
The public are advised to take extra care and refer to the "Highways Agency" for further advice regarding traffic disruption on motorways and trunk roads."

Wednesday 5 August 2009

Community Message

from Thames Valley Police

Staff working for a company called 'Wesser' will be calling door to door in the south of Aylesbury Vale during the next month, asking for direct debit and cheque donations, on behalf of St John's Ambulance. The collectors will all be wearing polo shirts with the St John's logo on them and will all have identification.

This collection has been recorded with the police, reference URN 894 03/08/09. Collections will be in the Stone, Haddenham, Long Crendon, Chearsley, Cuddington and Chilton areas.

As always, if you are in doubt of the identity of callers at your premise, ask for identification. If you are still not happy, call the Police on 0845 8 505 505.