Thursday, 14 March 2013

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Chearsley Village Plan
The results from the village consultation are now available to view on the Chearsley Planning Forum website. A paper copy is available by contacting Gerry Wiles on 01844 202791. There was a good response to the questionnaires of nearly 40% and giving a clear indication of feelings on a range of subjects. The topic groups are continuing to investigate the results and work towards compiling the Village Plan. The Steering group is meeting monthly. This is all with the aim of holding an Open meeting for the village in due course. Please contact Gerry as above or John Lewis on 01844 201011, or email for more information or with any input, which is always welcome.

Lil Edmiston - It is sad news to hear that Lil has died on March 1, 2 years short of reaching 100. Lil was the mother of Liz Carte, who was married to Eric, Chearsley’s actor. Lil had lived in the village for many years before moving to Gosport a few years ago, where she lived in her own home near to her sister and son, only needing some care at home for the past months. She had a fall recently, breaking her hip, from which she never properly recovered and died in hospital. She will be remembered by many, in particular for her time at Chearsley Playgroup as a very important grandmother figure. Condolences to her family, particularly Eric and Lil’s son, Billy, who also lived in Chearsley for a few years.

Chearsley Classic Car and Fun Day - Please make a note that this will take place at the Cricket Club on Sunday September 8th from 12 until 4pm. Preparations are well in hand and promises to be a good village day out for all the family.

British Red Cross Volunteers - volunteers are needed for The Red Cross annual fundraising week which takes place from May 5 until May 11. If you would like to be part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation, to make a difference to the lives of people in your local community all the while having fun, then please contact Sharon Cooper on 01296 739309 or email for more information.

British Red Cross Open Gardens - During April, May and June, several gardens throughout Buckinghamshire will be open to visit in support of the British Red Cross. The first one will be Kingsbridge Farm, Steeple Claydon, which will be open on Sunday April 1 from 11am until 3pm with an entry fee of £3.50 for the Red Cross funds. It is a garden of over 6 acres evolved over 25 years aiming to have interest through all the seasons and a peaceful haven for wildlife, including a woodland walk by a stream, shrubs and herbaceous beds. There will be hot soup, tea and homemade cakes, jams chutneys, plants and garden accessories for sale. A children’s treasure hunt will be organised. You are also welcome to bring a picnic. The garden is 3 miles south of Buckingham, halfway between Padbury and Steeple Claydon.

Florence Nightingale Hospice General Knowledge Quiz - There will be another of these very popular quizzes in Chearsley village hall on Saturday April 27 at 7.15 for a prompt 7.30pm start. Proceeds raised are for the Florence Nightingale Hospice Fund. Tickets cost £5 each with a maximum of 8 per team. Please bring your own food, drink and a glass. Please ring The fundraising office for Florence Nightingale on 01296 429975 to book your ticket or for more information. Tickets go quickly, so hurry up before it gets booked up.

Don't forget : 6 Nations Rugby at the Cricket Club on Saturday March 16
  • Italy v Ireland at 2.30pm
  • Wales v England at 5.00pm
  • France v Scotland at 8.00pm