Friday, 8 February 2013

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Rob Atkinson
Rob’s funeral will be on February 14 at 11am at Chearsley Church and afterwards at Chearsley Cricket Club. Everyone is welcome to come. Family flowers only. Sue and Emily have chosen 2 charities for those wishing to make a donation in Rob’s memory. These are Cancer Research  and The Dogs Trust.

Barbara Green
It is sad to learn of the death of Barbara aged 99.
Barbara lived for over 40 years in Chearsley, at her happiest in Regency Cottage before moving to Old Plough Close until she moved to a Residential Home, where she always kept a lively interest and concern for Chearsley matters . She will be remembered by many for her tireless support of Chearsley Church where her husband Stan was a lay preacher. She was involved in many Chearsley activities not least a very keen member of Chearsley W.I. It is planned for a Memorial Service for Barbara to be held in Chearsley next month.

Bingo at The Bell - Tuesday February 5
The bingo callers were back to full strength on Tuesday when £70 was the top full house prize and £32 was raised by the raffle for charity. Each month brings new bingo players who always seem to strike lucky! Next month’s Bingo will be on Tuesday March 5. Don’t forget the Bell offers meals for Bingo players at the special price of £6.99.

Parish council Meeting
This will be held in the village hall on Monday February 18 at 7.30. Everyone is welcome to attend. Come and hear what is being discussed in your village; come and put forward any concerns or points you may have in the public session. The minutes of the last council meeting are published on the CPC web page as well as on the notice board, together with the proposed Agenda for this meeting.

Valentine’s Day at The Bell
The Bell is offering a 2 or 3 course set meal for £16 or £20 for you to celebrate February 14. Booking is essential. Take advantage of eating close to home and enjoy a bottle of wine with your meal with no driving to consider. Buy a card, flowers and chocolates from the village shop to truly support our village.

Chearsley W. I.
The next meeting of the W.I. will be on Tuesday February 19 at 2.00pm at the village hall. There will be a speaker from The Thomley Activity Centre in Worminghall – a centre which works with disabled children and their families. Non-members are welcome to come at a cost of £4 which includes a cup of tea.

The Six Nations Rugby at The Cricket Club
Everyone is welcome to come and watch the rugby at Chearsley Cricket Club where there will be a bar and refreshments available. Saturday February 23 Italy v Wales at 2.30pm followed by England v France at 5pm. Sunday February 24 has Scotland v Ireland at 2pm.

Chearsley Classic Car and Fun Day in September
Following the success of the first Classic Car and Fun Day last year it is planned for another one to be held at Chearsley Cricket Club on Sunday September 8 from 12 until 4. Plans are already well in hand, so make a date to come along when there will be entertainment for the whole family. The Morris Minor Oxford and Berkshire Club will be showing many of their members’ cars and many more classic vehicles will be on display. Anyone who would like to display their classic vehicle on the day is very welcome to get in touch with the organisers. There will be a car boot sale – an ideal opportunity to turn out your cupboards and sell on things you no longer need; arena events; children’s carousel rides, bouncy castle. Sideshows and stalls of all descriptions including arts and crafts with demonstrations throughout the day. Hopefully a brass band will be playing to create a perfect English day out in typical Midsomer Murder fashion.(Hopefully with no murders!) The bar will be open and there will be refreshments and ice-cream on sale. Arrangements are still in the early stages, but it is hoped to be able to organise an air display, and have a fire engine for inspection. Anyone who would like have a stall or car boot can get in touch with me in the first instance.
Please note that this Family Fun Day is not intended to replace the Village Fete on The Green. It is hoped that this will take place on June 29. A first meeting to assess interest and offers of help will be arranged shortly.

Volunteering at Waddesdon Manor
Anyone interested in getting involved at Waddesdon Manor as a volunteer is invited to an Open Day in the Manor Restaurant, Waddesdon Manor. Please contact Bonnie Bennett on 01296 653258. More details are available on the website

Don’t forget :
  • Rugby at The Cricket Club - Saturday February 9 - Scotland v Italy at 2.30 and France v Wales at 5pm and Sunday February 10 - Ireland v England at 3pm
  • Quiz Night at The Bell on Sunday February 10 at 8pm.
  • Pancake Day, Tuesday February 12 - Pancakes at the Church from 4 until 5 followed by Pancake Family Race at The Bell at 6.30 with more pancakes to eat.