Friday, 14 December 2012

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Jubilee Photos
A photo of many villagers taken outside The Bell at our Jubilee celebration day is now available to purchase. Prints are available from The Bell for £5, of which £2.50 will be donated to charity. Call in and have a look at the framed photo hanging over the fireplace in the bar and then buy one as a memento of Jubilee in Chearsley.

Cricket Club Celebrations
Chearsley Cricket Club recently celebrated its 90th birthday along with 120 members and supporters at The 90 Not Out Ball held at Studley Wood Golf Club. During its long 90 years history, the club has been in 3 different locations. At Lower Green from the 1920, then on Snowy’s Field, Cuddington Road from the 1950s and at its present ground in Winchendon Road since 1990. 3 players from the 1970s, Errol Bateman, Tony Buggins and former Chairman, John Tribe were present.

During the evening, tributes for outstanding contributions to the development of the Club were given to Ann Veness who died this year, and recently retired Chairman, Clive Weston. Richard Veness presented the Veness trophy to fellow umpire, Rowly Willis. Adam Lazaruk was awarded the Chairman’s Cup by Peter Crook and Ian Houseman in recognition of his tireless endeavours on the Club’s behalf.

An Auction raised nearly £3000 which will go towards the development of cricket in Chearsley including the thriving Juniors’ Section.

Chearsley Shop Hours over Christmas
We are very lucky to have Jeyan and Suki to run our village shop and to keep open such long hours. They will be closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day only, otherwise it will be normal opening hours. I hope they enjoy a very well-earned time at home with their family.

Refuse collections over Christmas
There will be the normal collection of food bin together with the recycling bin on Friday December 21. The next collection will then be on Monday December 31 when the food bin and ordinary waste bin will be collected. The following Saturday January 5, the food bins and recycling bins will be collected.

The Big Heat Surviving Winter Appeal
This fund supports voluntary and community groups throughout Bucks to help the most vulnerable people keep warm this winter. By now, all older people will have received the Winter Fuel Allowance which is paid automatically regardless of income or need. The Charity, Bucks Community Foundation, which organizes the Big Heat Fund is the vital link between donors and local projects and they would very much appreciate a donation of all or some of this amount to help those who are less fortunate. Please contact the Bucks Community Foundation on 01296 330134 or visit their website where there is a link to enable you to donate.

Happy Christmas
I would like to thank everyone for their appreciation of my efforts with the Chearsley column, to encourage you to keep me informed of your news and events in 2013 and to wish everyone a Very Happy Christmas and New Year.