Friday, 2 November 2012

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Jubilee Photos
There are now some good photos of Jubilee celebrations in Chearsley taken by Perry Smith for viewing in the gallery. Have a look and contact Perry if you would like a copy of any photo. It is hoped that a selection will be printed off for viewing for villagers that do not have access to the website.

Pumpkin Night at The Bell

More than a dozen well dressed and spooky pumpkins were brought to The Bell on Monday night to take part in a new twist to the traditional Pumpkin competiton. The winning pumpkin was entered by Jemima of Willow Close with a little bit of help from her parents. Congratulations and welcome to Jemima and her family to Chearsley.

Chearsley Village Trust
The Trust would like to hear from anyone, individuals or groups who would like to apply for an award for finance for their project or activity. Applications for this should be received by Claire Lazaruk, the secretary by Sunday November 11. Please send applications detailing what the project is, who benefits and what other funds are available to Claire at The Old Grainstore, Crendon Road, Chearsley, HP18 0DL.

Remembrance Sunday Commemoration - November 11
This will take place at the War memorial at 10.45

Children’s Bingo at The Bell
The first Children’s Bingo will be held at The Bell on Sunday November 18 from 4 until 5pm. Entry costs £3 per child. Prizes for winning lines and full houses. Educational and fun. Contact Sharon at The Bell, telephone 208077.

Chuf Christmas Shopping Event
Everyone is welcome to come shopping for Christmas gifts on Wednesday November 21st at Chearsley Village Hall from 7.30 until 9.30pm organised by Chuf. Entry, which includes a glass of mulled wine and festive nibbles, costs £2.50. There will be many stalls of cards, toys, gifts, jewellery, accessories and foot. Please go to for more information.

Running for Roy Castle Lung Cancer
Terry Gadsby of Church Lane and Chearsley Cricket Club Secretary took part in a 10k Candleford Canter at Fringford recently, and was pleased to complete this in 63 minutes – 2 minutes faster than her previous best. Terry raised over £600 in memory of Ann Veness who died recently of lung cancer and who was an important part of the Cricket Club. Donations can still be given to Terry by going to her Just Giving Page.

Village Hall Management Committee AGM
This will be held in the village hall on Monday November 12 at 8pm.

Chearsley Cricket Club awards
Despite a disappointing season on the field in a rain-ravaged summer, there was plenty of good cheer at the pavilion as the Club staged its Players Awards Evening. Director of Cricket, James Veness said there was disappointment in the performances of both the 1st and 2nd XI teams, but there would be determined efforts to put matters right in 2013 and for all players to enjoy their cricket again. Ian Houseman, Joint Chairman, reminded the audience of the need to recruit new players to bolster the ranks and asked all members to encourage friends and family to come and try the Chearsley “cricket experience”. Awards were presented to Larry Warr, Club stalwart for Best Fielder in the 2nd XI, Players’ Player award and the much coveted Sir Arthur’s Golden Boot. Other awards went to Paul Atkins for Best Batsman in the 1st XI, Ed Holland for Best Bowler and Marc Hignell for Best Fielder. In the Second XI, Adam Lazaruk won the Best Batsman award, Jake Bowman, the Best Bowler and Best Newcomer to Nick Willoughby.
The Club’s 90 Not Out Ball is being held on Saturday December 1 and tickets are still available from John Howard.
The Club’s AGM The will be held on Monday November 26 at 7.30 in the Pavillion.