Thursday 30 May 2013

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Parish Council Meeting – May 28th. Nic Brown was re-elected chairman and John Lewis vice-chairman. Next meeting is scheduled for Monday June 17 at the village hall.

June at The Bell
– a busy month ahead starts with Anyone for Pimms? on Saturday June 8. The garden with its new tables is the best place to come and enjoy a lunchtime or evening drink - Pimms, wine, beer, soft drink, whatever you fancy and relax with family and friends. The garden is gated and safe for children. Saturday June 15 is the Queen’s official birthday and we are promised an appearance by Her Majesty, last seen in Chearsley in The Bell on Jubilee Day – a great photo opportunity. Sunday June 16 – Father’s Day – booking lunch to treat your Dad is a must. Places are going fast. Wimbledon Fortnight June 24 to July 6 – strawberries galore are on the menu – with cream, cheesecake, Eton mess, with ice-cream, scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream. Come and indulge yourself. Saturday June 29 – Fish and Chips feast – on The Green at the end of the village fete.

Vacancy for co-ordinator for oil buying in Chearsley – this established scheme for bulk buying of oil has been operating in Chearsley for a while and currently has 14 members who have benefited from an average saving of £38.40 when purchasing 1000litres. There is now a vacancy for the co-ordinator who each month has to send out deadline reminders to the members, receive orders and send off to the negotiators in Aylesbury. Anyone interested in taking this on should contact Leona Mardon at or ring her on 01844 348832

Baby congratulations – Toby and Karen Sampson of School Lane have become the proud parents to their first child.

Freddie Jason Sampson was born in the early hours of Sunday May 19 weighing 8lb 12oz. Freddie is the third grandson for Rachel and Gerry. Congratulations and all good wishes to all the family

Cafe cibo Haddenham - there is more encouraging news about Dom since he suffered a serious brain haemorrhage nearly a month ago. He has now been moved from the John Radcliffe to Stoke Mandeville into the Intensive care unit where he is still in a coma but breathing without the aid of a ventilator. Sylvi has thanked everyone for the overwhelming support she has received. Fundraising and donations for them have now reached nearly £4,000. Please go to the website to make a donation.

Shack attack – Weekend of June 8 and 9 from 3pm Contact Sharon Sampson at or ring 01844 208740 for more information and to join in this weekend in the grounds of Long Meadow, Dark Lane. Come down in the evening and join in the barbeque and bonfire and see what has been going on.

Nether Winchendon Fete will be held in the grounds of Nether Winchendon House on Saturday June 8 at 2pm

Bucks Open Studios – the fortnight when anyone can visit many studios free of charge throughout the county starts on Saturday June 8 until Sunday June 23. Over 500, more than ever before, artists and makers are exhibiting and displaying their work in many venues. Their website gives more information, including a map of venues.

Open Farm Sunday June 9 - There is free entry to this event at Waddesdon Estate from 10.00am until 4.00pm. when there will be farm tours, a demonstration area of sheep shearing, farriery, forestry, pond dipping, an education hands on area and farm machinery on display. Lots to do for all the family. This is part of national Open Farm Sunday when farms all over the country open up so more can be discovered about how food is grown and what farms do to care for the countryside. Go to for more information.

Friday 24 May 2013

Flight Plans grounded

Heathrow Airport Holdings Ltd has allegedly revealed the proposal to demolish Chearsley is no longer being considered.
Read all about here!

Dementia Awareness Week

For Carers of people with Dementia or those who have Dementia

Please help to spread the word about two essential services which can support those who care for a partner, parent, relative or friend who has any sort of dementia or the person with dementia themselves.
The online service is available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.
The phone service is available 9 – 5 Mon to Fri and 10 – 4 weekends.
Neither replaces the local Alzheimer’s Society personal support (01296 331722 or but they may suit some people.

Phone: 0300 222 1122
Trained helpline advisers can discuss any concerns about all forms of dementia.
They can provide information on understanding dementia, treatments, how to get help locally, maintaining independence, financial and legal matters, changes in relationships and behaviour, community care and long-stay care. 
(Put 18001 in front of this number if you use RNID Typetalk)

This is an online community of carers who share information and support each other from personal experience.  Anyone with access to the internet can browse the information on Talking Point but if you want to communicate with others and ask your own questions, you will need to register.

Thursday 23 May 2013

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Parish Council Meeting
Not enough Parish councillors were able to attend the meeting on Monday May 20 to make up the necessary quorum for a meeting to take place. However, as there were a few members of the public present, an informal discussion of various topics took place. The owner of Regency Cottage, Watts Green, wanted to inform the council that due to underpinning work to Regency Cottage the road will have to be blocked by a lorry delivering and injecting concrete for a short time on several days. Work will take place during the week after the Bank Holiday. The question as to why the dog bins have not yet been installed was asked. This was because the original application and location map of dog bins had been lost by the Contracts Department for AVDC and the application had had to be resubmitted. The Council’s late submission of accounts for audit was discussed. Nic Brown regretted this had happened and would ensure it would not happen again. There is now a vacancy for a parish councillor as Leif Hytten had resigned due to pressure of work. A notice advertising this vacancy and asking for interested villagers to come forward to join the Parish Council will be displayed soon on the noticeboard. We were informed that theft of garden equipment from a locked garden shed in Chearsley and an attempted break in to the house on a second occasion have occurred recently as in many other villages and for all villagers to be aware of this and to keep vigilant. The meeting has now been rescheduled to take place on Tuesday May 28 at 8pm at the Cricket Club

Chearsley Cricket Club - this year’s season, the Club’s 91st, has started with the First and Second XI teams playing in the Cherwell league on Saturdays, the first team playing in Division 4 and the 2nd XI in Division 9. There is also a full programme of social “friendly” fixtures on Sundays. The Club is always keen to have new players. Training for seniors takes place on Thursday evenings from 6 to 8. Training for juniors is on Tuesday evenings 6 to 7.30 with a new coach, Dave Richards supported by a group of volunteer coaches. All 4 Junior teams are entered in the Aylesbury & District Midweek League, including both a girls and boys team at Under 9 level. The first of a series of 2 day cricket courses during school holidays takes place at the end of the forthcoming half term week. Supporters are always welcome to watch the matches and enjoy the benefits of the clubhouse and bar. Don’t forget to come to Ferret Racing at the Clubhouse on Sunday June 16 and the Classic Car and Fun Day on Sunday September 8, raising funds for the Club. The Clubhouse makes an ideal venue for parties and is for hire. In addition to cricket, Chearsley Cricketers play in the Bicester & District Aunt Sally League. League and cup matches are played on Wednesday evenings during the summer on a home and away basis. Spectators are welcome to watch and support. All information about cricket fixtures, social events etc. are available on the website

Bingo at The Bell – the next session of Bingo will be on Tuesday June 4 with Eyes Down at around 8.30pm.

Pub Lunches – the monthly lunches which started more than 2 years ago as a way of supporting our village pub and as a way of getting together have now gone twice monthly. A roast dinner is now on the menu for the lunch on the second Wednesday of every month. The next one will be on Wednesday June 12. Excellent value of £6.50 for main meal , pudding and tea or coffee. Please contact Ann Hooton on 208306 for more information and to book your place.

Aylesbury Choral Society – Summer Workshop Saturday June 8 - Aylesbury Choral Society is holding a day’s workshop on the much loved Mozart Requiem, but with a twist. It shall be a new edition of the Requiem by Benjamin Gunnar Cohrs. The Society is delighted to be able to offer the opportunity for everyone to take part in the first workshop in the UK and possibly Europe on this edition. Cohrs is an expert on the music of Mozart and everyone is welcome. The Requiem in not a difficult piece to master, so bring your friends for a wonderful day out with a performance in the early evening. The day costs £15 (free for members of Aylesbury Choral Society) which includes the cost of the music which you can keep. (Please bring a Novello, Barenreiter or other edition if you have one) and will be held at St Nicholas Church, Cuddington starting at 9.30am with Registration followed by 4 sessions throughout the day with Peter Leech, the Society’s Musical Director. A performance of the piece shall commence at 5pm for approximately 1 hour. There will be several breaks during the day. Please bring your own refreshments. Please go to the website to download an application form and for more details.
 Aylesbury Choral Society have produced their own CD, available to purchase at £12 per copy. A sample of the recording can be heard by going to the Our CD page on their website.

First World War Commemorative Event 2014 – AVDC, Aylesbury Historic Society and Community Impact Bucks are hosting a meeting to consult with local residents as to how Aylesbury Vale should remember the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. The meeting will take place on Tuesday June 18 at 6pm at The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury. Light refreshments will be available. Please contact Claire Paine on 01296 585826 or email if you would like to become involved.

1st World War Commemorative Event 2014

Aylesbury Vale District Council, Aylesbury Historic Society and Community Impact Bucks are hosting a meeting to consult with local residents about how the Vale might commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the start of the 1st world war.

Anyone interested is invited to a meeting on 18th June 2013 at 6pm at:
The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8FF

Light refreshment will be available
RSVP: Claire Paine. Community Engagement, A.V.D.C.
Tel: 01296 585826

Monday 20 May 2013

Shed Security Advice

This is a message sent via Thames Valley Alert, sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Don’t give thieves shed loads of opportunities!
Opportunist thieves identify sheds as easy pickings because they are unprotected and lack basic security measures. The buildings often contain property that can be sold on or implements that can be usedto force entry into the owner’s home.
Many people fall short on basic security of their sheds, so please make sure you:
  • Keep your shed in good condition
  • Fit a closed shackle padlock to the door
  • Fittings should be bolted through the door and any screws concealed
  • It is easy to unscrew the ironmongery, steal contents and in some cases replace the screws to make it look as if the shed has not been tampered with
  • By using tamper proof screws or coach bolts, together with a good quality pad bar or hasp and staple and close shackled padlock, the shed owner will make it harder for the would-be thief.
  • Bond any window glass in with mastic to prevent easy removal. Fit grilles or mesh to windows to slow down the thief.
  • Ensure all equipment and tools are locked away when not in use
  • Install a shed alarm
  • Post-code or mark all property such as lawnmowers, bikes, and tools using ultraviolet pens, forensic marking such as Selecta DNA, Smartwater or engravers.
  • Install security lighting as a deterrent, and plants such as thorny shrubs to act as a barrier at potential access points
  • If building a shed, put it where it is most visible to you and neighbours
  • Ensure ladders are locked to a secure fixture in the shed or garage so they can’t be used to reach top floor windows
  • Chain large items such as bicycles together, making it much more difficult for a thief to carry away
  • Fit a wire cage inside the shed where more expensive items can be locked away.
No thief wants to hang about longer than they have to so delay the time it will take them to get their hands on your tools.

Friday 17 May 2013

Shed burglaries - Waddesdon Police Area

This is a Neighbourhood Alert from Thames Valley Police, Aylesbury

Police are warning local residents to remain vigilant following a number of burglaries reported to garden sheds in the Waddesdon Police area.

Over the last seven days break-ins have been reported in Ludgershall, Haddenham, Bishopstone and Scotsgrove.  In Haddenham several offences were reported on Franklin Road and Stanbridge Road and in Ludgershall the burglaries occurred on Wootton End.  Property stolen included ladders, a generator, chain saw and fishing tackle.

Please check the security of your own sheds and outbuildings.  Consider using anti-tamper screws on doors and locks and utilizing a shed alarm, which can be purchased at little cost from DIY stores and garden centres.  Lock equipment such as mowers and generators to something solid inside the shed and make sure all your tools are property marked, which can make them difficult for criminals to sell on and so making them less attractive to steal.

Further information and advice about protecting your sheds and outbuildings can be found on the Thames Valley Police website.

Make sure suspicious activity is reported immediately to the police – at the time it is happening.  This will give officers the opportunity of checking people out, to find out what they are up to.  Where possible get a description of them, along with details of any vehicle they may be using, especially the registration number.  Don’t leave it to someone else to make the call – you may be the only witness.
Finally, if you have any information about any of these crimes or you suspect someone may be handling stolen property please call the Waddesdon Neighbourhood Policing Team via the 24 hour Police Enquiry Centre number 101.

If you don’t want to speak to the Police or give your details you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Have you been helped by the kindness of a stranger?

This is a message from Thames Valley Alert Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network

Has an anonymous Good Samaritan rescued you by making a split second decision that has made the difference between life and death?

Or have you been the passerby who has stepped in to help a stranger in an emergency?

In an inspirational new series, The Garden Productions would like to tell the amazing stories of people who have either been helped by a stranger, or people who have helped a stranger in an emergency as they are keen to highlight the extraordinary bravery and kindness of individuals who have become someone’s anonymous hero in an unexpected circumstance,

If you would welcome the opportunity to tell your story or want any more information about the series, please contact The Garden Productions on:
Call: 0207 620 6732

The closing date is 1st July 2013.

Please note: The Garden Productions have experience in making sensitive documentaries where it is incredibly important to have a high regard for the care of those taking part. They were founded by the team who made the BAFTA award-winning Channel 4 series 'One Born Every Minute', and more recently made the RTS award-winning series '24 Hours in A&E.' They also made the BBC2 series 'Inside Claridge's' and the highly acclaimed 'Keeping Britain Alive: The NHS in a Day', which is currently being broadcast on BBC2.

Thursday 16 May 2013

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Baby Congratulations - There is news from the Harris family of TreeTops, Watts Green of the birth of Dylan “BamBam” Norman Lamdin born on May 3 – a big healthy baby of nearly 9lb. Congratulations and good wishes to mother Elena, father Hugo and Grandpa Norman.

Chearsley Cricket Club Half term Cricket Camp - Thursday May 30 and Friday May 31 - All ages are welcome whether members or non-members of the Club to take part in the cricket camp at Chearsley Cricket Club on 2 days from 10 until 3. Cost will be £15 per day for each child, and £10 per day for the second and subsequent children in the family. Please wear suitable clothing, bearing in mind it is often cold on the field, cricket kit, but whites not necessary. Bring packed lunch and drinks. To book a place please contact Catherine Miller on 01844 208027 or email

Chearsley Best of British Fete – Saturday June 29 - the day is getting closer and stallholders are now ready to receive or collect any items you are able to donate for the various stalls. Raffle tickets, always a very important and exciting part of the day will soon be available to buy. Please buy generously. There are some good prizes to be won for just £1 per ticket. Volunteers to help out in any way on the day are still needed. Please contact Angela Gray if you can help on 202105.

Chearsley Show – September 7 - Show programmes and entry forms have now been distributed around the village. If you did not receive one, please contact Joy Payne at 1 Bernard's Close. As part of the show, the Hanging Basket Competition is another way of taking part in the Show. Most households have a hanging basket, so why not consider entering. Judging will take place in the week beginning July 22. Entry forms are from Joy or the shop.

Classic Car and Boot – September 8 Anyone who has a classic or interesting car is very welcome to bring it along and join in the fun in the grounds of Chearsley Cricket Club. Already a good number of cars have registered to be displayed, but more are always wanted. Contact Mark Haynes of The Forge, Aylesbury Road, Chearsley with details of your car. Car Boot Sale Pitches – these are available at £5 per pitch - email to book your place.

WheelPower – Tour de Vale Fundraising Bike Ride Sunday June 9 - The 10th Mix 96 Tour de Vale Bike will be held on Sunday June 9 starting from Stoke Mandeville stadium. This is in aid of the charity, WheelPower, which helps disabled children and adults improve their lives through sport. There are 3 routes, all well signed with safety marshals, refreshments and changing facilities at start and finish which are through beautiful countryside and villages. The first, suitable for families is 15 miles which starts at 10.3am, the second is 35 miles and is ideal for the leisure cyclist but to beware of the hills and starts at 10am. The third is 55 miles – the challenging route and starts at 9am. The cost to take part is £10 per adult. Children under 16 accompanied by an adult are free. Entry on the day is £20. Please download an entry form from or telephone WheelPower on 01296 395995.

Cafe Cibo - Chearsley villagers who have enjoyed coffee, snacks or evening meal at Cafe Cibo in the Parade at Haddenham will be concerned to learn of the sudden brain haemorrhage suffered by Dom on May 4. He underwent surgery and is presently on a life support machine in the Intensive Care Unit at John Radcliffe. The cafe is currently shut while Sylvi spends her days at the hospital. An on-line collection facility has been set up for donations to support Dom and Sylvi while the business is closed. Please go to this article at for more information and to click on the link to donate.

Wednesday 15 May 2013

And then there were...

The Harris family is delighted to announce the latest addition to the TreeTops menagerie: Dylan "BamBam" Norman Lamdin, born 3 May (8 lbs. 13 ounces, with all the usual appendages).
  Mother Elena and BamBam are both doing very well, though happy father Hugo, Grandpa Grumps, and assorted nearby neighbours are still recovering from the trauma of having to listen, more or less helplessly, to all the tortured screaming from nearly 4 days of labour...

Tuesday 14 May 2013

WheelPower Tour de Vale Bike Ride 2013

Now into its 10th year, the 
Mix 96 Tour de Vale Bike Ride
starts and finishes at Stoke Mandeville Stadium on Sunday 9th June 2013.  Our three routes will take you through beautiful countryside and villages that offer something for everyone
  • 15 miles is perfect for families 
  • 35 miles is ideal for the leisure cyclist but beware of the hills! 
  • 55 miles is the ‘challenge route

The three routes are fully signed and there are safety marshals and mechanics in case of emergency. There are friendly water stops on each route plus refreshments and changing facilities at the start and finish.

Entry Fee: Adults £10   Under 16 FREE (must be accompanied by an adult)
Entry Fee on the day £20

Start times:
  • 55 mile - 9am
  • 35 mile - 10am
  • 15 mile - 10.30am

To download an entry form or enter online go to  or call WheelPower on 01296 395995

Monday 13 May 2013

Half-Term Cricket Camp

Half-Term Cricket Camp
at Chearsley Cricket Club
All ages - members and non-members welcome

Dates: Thursday 30th and Friday 31st May 2013
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Cost: £15 per day and £10 per day for the second and subsequent children in the family
What to bring: Suitable clothing (it’s often cold at the club!), cricket kit (whites not necessary), drinks and a packed lunch.
Please book your place with Catherine Miller

Friday 10 May 2013

5 years

In remembrance of "Lizzie's Party", Eric would like to to proclaim a
5th Anniversary Thank You
to all in Chearsley who joined together to make Lizzie's send off fittingly memorable, and to say that he will never forget the kindness and generosity shown by all.

Youth Club Chip Shop Walk

On Friday 3rd May the Chearsley Youth Club walked to Long Crendon for a welcome bag of chips.

Thursday 9 May 2013

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Florence Nightingale quiz in Chearsley
Over £300 was raised at the quiz in the village hall on Saturday April 27. The organisers from Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity would like to thank everyone who came for their support on the night and an especial thank you to quiz master Keith Lee and Robin Juniper who volunteered on the night to help out. For more information about future events, visit or contact the Fundraising Team on 01296 429975.

Cancer Research Race For Life
- Waddesdon estate Have you registered for this 5k event on Sunday May 19 in the delightful grounds of Waddesdon Manor estate? Come and join the Chearsley Chix who are fundraising as a group and then enjoying a well deserved lunch at The Bell afterwards. To register, please go to The Group name is Chearsley Chix and the group ID is AH3939, or phone 0845 6006050. The latest date for registering is Thursday May 16 and although over 1300 women have already entered, there are still spaces available.

Shack Attack – weekend of June 8 and 9 at Long Meadow, Dark Lane - this is a challenge to raise awareness of what life is like in a shanty town with no water, heating, toilet or washing facilities. An invitation to create a shack out of scavenged materials – tarpaulins, cardboard, ropes, pipes and then spend the night in it. In the morning, if the shack is still standing, it will be tested with water pistols and prizes given for the most comfortable shack, the most inventive, the smartest etc. There will be a bonfire and Barbeque food will be available . Anyone taking part is welcome to bring a tent in the event of the shack not surviving the night. Spectators are welcome. This is not a fund raising event, rather to raise awareness of shanty town life and to have fun. Please contact Sharon at or phone 01844 208740 for more information, or view the Shack Attack link.

May is National Walking Month
Walking is a normal everyday activity, but very good exercise to help stay healthy, watch our weight and to give us energy. The minimum recommendation from doctors to keep your body healthy and prevent illness such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes is 150 minutes of activity a week, which could be just 30 minutes a day for 5 days a week. Being active every day will keep your body and blood pressure at its best whatever your age. Many people in Bucks are enjoying walking with the Simply Walks scheme. These are volunteer led walks running throughout the year with over 500 walkers joining every week on more than 50 walks across the county. There is no need to book, just choose your walk and on your first walk arrive 15 minutes early to register with the walk leader. The walks are free. Well behaved dogs on non-extendable leads are permitted at the discretion of the walk leader. Local walks are in Haddenham every other Wednesdays. Meet in the Library car park at 10.30am. Stone, the other alternate week to Haddenham. Meet outside the Methodist Chapel, Eythrope Road, Stone at 10.30am. Winslow – Meet at The St. Laurence Room, Winslow at 10am on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. Wendover Woods on the first Thursday of the month. Meet at the cafe at 11.00am. Buckingham on Fridays, meet at Cornwalls Meadow Car Park, outside Waitrose at 11am. There are 2 walks for differing abilities. More information is available from Fiona Broadbent, Simply Walk coordinator, on 01494 475367 or email

Chearsley Show on September 7
Now is the time to be thinking of the Show, sowing seeds and planting or taking that prize winning photograph or making the best model. Details are on the noticeboard. The show of flowers, fruit and vegetables, baking and preserves, art and craft plus a special section for children with cash prizes will be held in the village hall on Saturday September 7. More information and entry forms are available from Joy on 208513.

Tug of war – teams of all ages, sizes and strengths wanted. Children, Mums, teens, and of course Big Strong Blokes. As part of many attractions and activities for the Chearsley Classic Car show and Fun Day on September 8, a tug of war with as many teams as possible is being organised. Please contact Adam Lazaruk if you would like to take part at

Chearsley Cricket Club
Ferret Racing On Sunday June 16 the Cricket Club invite everyone to the Chearsley Cricket Pavilion for Live Ferret Racing. Gates are open at 12pm with the first race at 1.30pm. There will be 6 races during the afternoon with on course betting available. For the children there is the added attraction of a bouncy castles and for the parents, there is the attraction of the bar selling real ales Also a barbeque. Entry is free. Please contact John Howard on 01844 208036 of email for more information.

Concert in St Nicholas Church Sunday June 16 at 7pm
Come and enjoy a European Tour with Aylesbury Consort of Voices (not Aylesbury Choral Society as previously mentioned) in St Nicholas Church at 7pm on Sunday June 16. Tickets are £10 each to include refreshments during the interval. Profits will go to fund raising for The Three New Bells fund Please contact Alicia Howard at

Parish Council - the next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Monday May 20 in the village hall at 7.30pm. This is the AGM when a review of the year is given. Please come along to find out what has been happening and what is planned for the future.

New airport at Haddenham concerns
There have been many rumours this week in the village about the possibility of the old World War II glider airfield at Haddenham being developed into a major new airport with the consequence of the villages of Chearsley and Long Crendon being “removed”. This dismaying news has stemmed from an article in Aviation Week with information taken from Heathrow 2025 – masterplan options and indicative layouts documents produced by the Mott MacDonald Consultancy, which has now looked into 2 new sites previously not considered for the siting of another major airport. The other new site is at White Waltham. There are a total of 10 options considered in the documents. Heathrow Airport officials told Aviation Week that the documents are early drafts developed by consultants last year, not designs that have been endorsed by Heathrow Airport. The Airport will be making its considered submission to the Airports Commission in July. The article in Aviation Week can be viewed in full here.

New County Councillor
We now have a new County Councillor in the Bernwood ward after the elections on May 2. Margaret Aston , conservative won the seat. Michael Edmonds of Chearsley who had been the county councillor for this ward for many years did not stand.

Mobile Library - this is next in the village by The Green on Monday May 20 from 12.20 until 12.45pm.

More Ferrets for your Money...

Friday 3 May 2013

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Closure of Lower Green Lane – the proposed closure of this road for water works will not now happen  on Thursday May 8. Works and the road closure are planned  to start on June 16.

Pig Roast Supper and Auction in aid of 3 New Bells
Everyone is invited to the garden of Martins’ Turnip Close on Saturday May 18 from 6pm. On offer will be Promises, Antiques and Collectables. Also a raffle. All proceeds will go to the 3 New Bells for St. Nicholas Church. The cost will be £10 for adults, free for children which will include supper and wine and activities for the children. RSVP by email to or telephone 01844 208607.

Church Services at St Nicholas in May
Sunday May 12    10am  Morning Celebration
Sunday May 19      9am   Communion
Sunday May 26     10am  Family Service

Chearsley Show
Don't forget - it's never too early to start planting!

Thursday 2 May 2013

Will the last person to leave Chearsley...

We think this is genuine, more news as we get it...

"One site suggested is at White Waltham, a small general aviation airfield about 15 mi. west of Heathrow and close to the town of Maidenhead. The other is Haddenham, the location of a old World War II glider airfield about 15 mi. from the city of Oxford but more than 30 mi. from the center of London. Local parish councillors contacted by Aviation Week were taken aback by the suggestion that the countryside near their homes could be turned into a major international airport.
The Haddenham site would perhaps be the most controversial, as the layout suggests the virtual removal of two villages, Chearsley and Long Crendon."
 In case access to the original link above fails, a pdf copy of the web page can be obtained here.