Friday 29 October 2010

Litter Pick - Saturday 9:30

A quick reminder that there is a communal litter pick on Saturday morning.
Please meet outside The Bell at 9:30 am where bags and gloves will be available.
Thank you!

Monday 25 October 2010

Flu jabs at Haddenham

Are you a patient over 65 of Haddenham Health Centre?

Haddenham Health Centre is not sending out individual invitation letters to a flu vaccination clinic this year. It is therefore important to get the word out that people have to take the initiative and book themselves an appointment.

The remaining clinic is on Saturday 13th Nov from 8 - 12 and patients can make an appointment by phoning 0844 477 8575.
If patients are attending the doctors anyway they should ask the doctor or nurse to give them their flu vaccination and will not need to make a separate trip.

Remember, flu vaccines save lives

Wednesday 20 October 2010

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Litter Pick
A reminder and plea to ask as many people as possible to come for a very short time on Saturday 30th October to help clean up all the village lanes. Please meet at The Bell at 9.30am.

Pumpkin Night
This takes place at The Bell on Thursday  evening, 28th October. Weighing of the pumpkins will take place in the bar when all pumpkins have arrived!  Come along with or without a pumpkin and support this village tradition.

Remembrance Day Poppies
Sue Grimsdell, as she has done for  many years, will be coming round to all houses in Chearsley starting on Saturday, October 30th for you to buy a poppy and support the work of the Royal  British Legion.  Poppies will already be on sale at other outlets, but house sales are only authorized from October 30th until 14th November. This work is close to Sue’s heart as her Grandfather lost a leg in World War I, and two of her children, Richard and John have served in the army in Iraq and Afghanistan. Please support her and give generously to this worthy cause.

Halloween at The Tea Room
Sunday 31st October from 2.00 till 4.00pm is Halloween fun for children. Come in costume and play games, decorate cookies and win a prize for the best Halloween picture. Cost is £2.50 per child. Pizza and pop will be available at an extra charge.

Christmas  Meals in Chearsley
The Tea rooms and The Bell now have their Christmas menus available for December. Call in and pick up a menu.

Nativity Play in Chearsley – Tuesday 21st December at 6pm
Children of Chearsley will be presenting their own Nativity play at St Nicholas church on this evening, to which everyone is invited. Children can come along at 3pm for rehearsals, craft activities and a picnic tea. After the performance, there will be mulled wine and mince pies for the audience.  The event is in aid of the charity Habitat for Humanity which the children have been supporting this year. Some of them  have been busy making a number of small items which will be on sale after the Nativity.  If any children, aged 4 plus would like to take part, please contact Julia Witcher on 201776 or Sharon Sampson on 208740. Adult and teenage volunteers will be much appreciated.

Tuesday 19 October 2010

Neighbourhood Police Team - October Update

Latest news and the October newsletter update available here.

Thursday 14 October 2010

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Epilepsy Action Tea Party - Friday October 22nd
This will now take place as originally planned on Friday October 22nd at Farmfields, Willow Corner, Aylesbury Road, Chearsley from 2.30 until 5pm, when there will be tea and cakes, a raffle, plants, second hand books, bring and buy  and gifts for sale.

Mobile Library

This is next in the village by The Green on Monday 25th October from 12.20 until 12.45pm.

Pub Lunch Thursday 28th October
If you are planning to come to this, please book your place and your meal by the  22nd October. Ring Ann Hooton on 208306 or Alan Mitchener on 208893.

Ladies Night at The Tea Rooms – Wednesday, October 20th
For the girls - nibbles and a glass of wine are available to accompany browsing a range of candles, candle holders, bath and body care and other products on show at The Tearooms from 7.00 until 9.00pm.  Come and have a couple of hours out and meet up with friends.

Litter Pick
All villagers are asked to come and join a village litter pick on Saturday October 30th. Please meet at 9.30am outside The Bell.  Rubbish bags will be provided.  Please come and help keep our village tidy.

Remembrance Sunday
This service at the War Memorial on Sunday 14th November will be held on Sunday 14th November when a Chearsley resident presently serving in the Forces will lay the wreath. The Service starts at 10.45am.

Parish Council Meeting held on Monday 11th October:

Electricity Supply on The Green - Details and costings regarding a permanent electricity supply on The Green in order to facilitate lights for the Christmas tree and use during the Fete and other occasions,   were put forward by Paul Oliver. Although the proposals were agreed in principal,  It was decided to look into health and safety, planning and finance considerations before going ahead.

Bonfires  at Winchendon Road - The Parish Council had written to Environmental Health asking them to look into this complaint.

Hedge at Village Hall - This should be arranged to be cut before Remembrance Day.

Salt Bins - As matters were still not clear about buying privately or buying from the Council, and the supply of salt,  Leif agreed to look into this.

Aviation noise - It appears the flight paths from Luton have been increased as from Spring 2010 which means planes can now fly over Chearsley. There was concern this would also happen from Heathrow and John Bercow should be approached to monitor the situation.

Memorial Bench
- This will be painted before Remembrance Sunday.

Millennium Field
- The lease  of this field terminates in in February 2011, although the Cricket Club will still be able to use part of it for car parking. Councillors were asked for feedback about the consequences of losing this facility.

Letter of complaint - Councillors were asked for their comments concerning a letter of criticism received by  the Parish council in order for a reply to be made.

Building work at Dieudonne - The builder was aware of keeping the village clean and tidy and the verges undamaged.

Benches on The Green - These have now been ordered and should be delivered shortly. Plaques will be inscribed in memory of Betty Duval who left a legacy to the village.

Traffic Calming - Marion Grapes  reported that, with money from the Fayre, and acting on behalf of the Parish Council, data strips would be put in place, which would monitor traffic over possibly a 2 week period. This information would enable the Police to advise on the best method for traffic calming in the village. It was brought up that many speeding culprits in Chearsley were in fact Chearsley residents and villagers should be encouraged to point this out to known offending drivers.

The poor state of some of the village roads was brought up and whether these could be repaired before the start to this winter.
Information at the bus stops are not up-to-date. Perhaps solar powered information panels could be installed.

The next meeting will be held at the Cricket Club at 7.30pm on Monday 8th November.

Saturday 9 October 2010

Community Message

This is a Community Message from Aylesbury Watch Office on Friday 8 October

With Halloween just around the corner please find below a link to our website where you can download posters to put in your home or business. Your neighbourhood team will be out in force over the Halloween weekend to ensure that those who go out to celebrate do so with the right intentions.

Thames Valley Police

Please pass this on to your neighbours and friends and consider printing off a copy for any elderly or vulnerable people who may not have access to a computer.

Thursday 7 October 2010

Village News

with Margaret Morbey.

W.I.French Evening – 16th October
Please note that this has been postponed. It will now be held on Saturday, January 29th next year. An occasion to look forward to after the Christmas festivities.

W.I. Meeting – Tuesday, 19th October
At this meeting, to which all are welcome, the speaker will be David Powell on Reiki Healing. Please come to Chearsley Village Hall at about 2.30pm.

Epilepsy Action Tea Party -Friday October 22nd
This has been postponed until a later date.

Chearsley Cricket Club – End of Season Ball
This will be held on Friday, 12th November at The Spread Eagle Hotel, Thame. Tickets cost £30 each for canap├ęs, dinner and live music. There will be Presentations, raffle and auction. Please contact John Howard on 07970 651326 or email for more information and to purchase tickets.

Events at The Tea Room
There will be a PartyLite Ladies Night at The Tea Rooms on Wednesday, 20th October, from 7.00 to 9.00pm, when there will be candles, bath and body care available to browse and buy. A glass of wine and nibbles will also be available to make it a fun ladies night out in the village.
The children are not being left out. There will be a Children’s Halloween Party on Sunday 31st October from 2.00 until 4.00pm. Come along in costume to play some games, decorate biscuits and win a prize for the best Halloween picture. The cost will be £2.50 per child. Food and drink will be available at an extra charge.

Future events planned are an Italian Night on Friday 19th November and a Pampered Chef Ladies Night on Wednesday, 24th November. See the blackboard outside the shop for further details and for future planned events.

Recycling Tuesday 19th October
Glass containers, plastics, paper and cans will all be collected on this day.

Hayley Ounsworth, (one time Sunday girl at Chearsley Tea Rooms )and Alex Jenkins were married at Bicester on a very wet Friday 1st October. All the best to them and their son, Charlie for their future together.

Rowena and Alan Parry are delighted to have become Grandparents to their first grandson, Benjamin Henry who was born on Sunday 26th September.

Bingo at The Bell
The Bell was nicely full for the first Eyes Down of the season on Tuesday 5th October, with a top prize of £90. Proceedings were conducted as usual, by Paul and Andy,the now experienced callers, proudly sporting new Chearsley Bingo T shirts and trying out new,bigger and better numbered balls. The next Bingo session will be on Tuesday, November 2nd.

Parish Council Meeting: Monday 11th

The next meeting of Chearsley Parish Council will take place on Monday 11th October at 7:30pm in the Village Hall. Details of the Agenda, plus details of previous meetings, can be found on the Chearsley Parish Council web page - all are welcome.

Wednesday 6 October 2010

Chearsley Cricket Club - End of Season Ball

Details have now been announced of this not-to-be-missed annual event to be held at The Spread eagle in Thame on Friday 12th November. You can download the poster here, and the menu here (Microsoft Word format).

The ticket price is being held at £30 per head, and they won’t be issuing tickets again this year but you will have to book yourself in, complete a menu selection, and pay cash or cheque (made out to Chearsley Cricket Club) by TUESDAY 2nd NOVEMBER at the very latest!

For further information, contact John Howard on 208036, or talk to any of the cricket team.

Curry Night at the Tea Room

The Chearsley Tea Room is hosting a Curry Night this Friday, 7:30 to 10:00pm. Tables are filling up fast, so contact Janine on 208486 soon if you want to join in the fun!