Friday 28 August 2015

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Wedding Congratulations

It was a perfect, glorious day for the wedding of Janine Rees and Kevin Dennington on Saturday August 22nd. The village has Janine to thank for buying and re-opening Chearsley’s village shop seven years ago. She has continued to live in the house, and now rents out the shop to Jeyan and Suki. A vintage London Transport bus took the wedding party, including Janine and Kevin, resplendent in purple themed outfits (Kevin's purple shoes were the envy of many!), Janine beautiful alongside her son and daughter over from America, to Beaconsfield for the wedding ceremony. The reception was then held in Chearsley village hall, also decorated in fine style with purple swags and flowers attended by many friends, family from Scotland, Wales and Greece, neighbours and villagers. A perfect day for a perfect wedding. All good wishes to Janine and Kevin for their future together.

The National Lottery - Coming to Chearsley Shop
There will soon be no need to travel out of the village to buy your Lottery ticket each week as tickets for all National Lottery funded games will be on sale in Chearsley shop in the near future. All sales of lottery tickets will help Jeyan and Suki in the profitability of running the shop. They work very long hours, are always so friendly, cheery and willing to help that they more than deserve every opportunity to increase their sales. I am sure Jeyan will be spreading the word when it happens and hopefully, a villager will soon be celebrating a lucky win!

Kop Hill Climb 
 Following the gathering of classic and vintage vehicles at Chearsley's Classic and Vintage Show on Sunday September 13th, there is the opportunity the following weekend (September 19 and 20) to have a look round at some more in Princes Risborough. This is the annual Kop Hill Climb which is well advertised and signposted. Last year 400 historic cars and bikes “took the hill” watched by over 15,000 spectators.
In addition to being able to watch the Kop Hill Climb, the paddock will be packed with more classic vehicles and bikes, the Wall of Death, back for a third year, the Soap Box challenge and the chance to test your driving skills on the ASM Racing Bug. There will be family entertainment including an historic fun fair, sponsors, exhibitors and caterers.
New for 2015 will be the 1922 Isle of Man TT winning Sunbeam Grand Prix car, which is on show on the Sunday. Last year over £48,500 was raised for local charities from this 2 day event. Cost of an adult ticket remains the same as last year at £10 with under 12s having free entry. Gates are open at 9am each day and the hill racing starts at 9.45am. Jonathan Hirst and Sian of Church Lane, Chearsley will be taking Jonathan father’s 1935 Railton up the hill again this year. Due to the event being over-subscribed, their MGs will not be climbing. More details of this event can be found at

Ann Veness Memorial Match - Sunday August 23
The rain eventually relented and a 25-over game started at 3pm. The Chearsley team, captained by James Veness, scored 191, the innings being dominated by a first wicket stand of 146 between returning Aussie Tom Whitelaw and Neil Davies. Mention should be made of Charlie Parker’s bowling as he took all 5 wickets to fall at a cost of 29. The Dream Team, with captain Adam Lazaruk made a noble effort but finished 21 runs short. Richard Veness presented the trophy to his son, James, umpires medals to the officials and the Man of the Match trophy to Tom Whitelaw.
Richard would like to thank everyone who attended this match in memory of Ann with particular thanks to umpires Bob Walter and Ian Houseman, scorer and tea helper, Terry Gadsby, and daughters Louisa and Ellie for the teas and the bar, Perry Smith on the bar and taking photos, and Adam Lazaruk for the BBQ following the game and to the spectators who came up. £250 was raised which will be sent to the Florence Nightingale Hospice.

Chearsley Show Saturday September 5th
Entries must be with Joy Payne at 1 Bernard's Close or Anne Lewis of Orchard House, Bottom Orchard, with the fee of 20p per entry by Tuesday September 1st
Come along on the day at 2.45pm to the village hall to see what will hopefully be a wonderful display of flowers, fruit and vegetables, baking and preserves and art and craft work and a special section for children. Teas will be on sale with home-made cake and the opportunity to win a prize in the raffle.

Mobile Library This will next be in the village by The Green on Monday September 7 from 10 until 10.25am.

The Bell
Regular events at The Bell now re-start. The Sunday Quiz will be held on Sunday September 6 at 8pm. Everyone is welcome to come and join in – in a team or on your own.

Services at St Nicholas:
  • Sunday September 6 Family Communion at 10am
Diary Dates:
  • Saturday September 5 Chearsley Fruit and Veg Show in the village hall Doors open at 2.45pm for the public
  • Sunday September 6 Rock Solid Fun-D in aid of the Nepal Crisis 2 to 5pm
  • Sunday September 6 Sunday Quiz at The Bell at 8pm
  • Monday September 7 Mobile Library from 10 to 10.25am
  • Sunday September 13 Chearsley Classic and Vintage Fun Day 12 to 5pm in the Cricket Field, Winchendon Road. Free entry and free parking
  • Monday September 21 Parish Council Meeting at 7.30pm in the village hall

Saturday 22 August 2015

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Chearsley Village Classic and Vintage Fun Day - Sunday September 13
Gates open at 12 noon for free entry. Off road car parking nearby and provision for disabled drivers. One of the highlights of this event will be the Spitfire Fly-pass which is programmed to take place at 12.30pm, so prompt arrival would ensure a view of this aerial display. Included in the afternoon’s entertainment are some live bands. There is a welcome return of EJ or Emily Jane, a 16 year old from High Wycombe with a lovely voice who writes her own songs. Also providing musical entertainment will be Blind Drunk, a duo from near Milton Keynes who take their name from the keyboard player who is blind. So bring a seat, grab a burger and a beer  and sit and enjoy the music before having another  look round at the vintage vehicles and other side shows.

Pilates Barre - Friday mornings in The Bernard Hall, Cuddington 9.15 to 10.15am
Classes re-start on Friday September 4 with Debbie and include warm up, barre section incorporating Pilates principles, mat work and stretching. Please bring your own mat and light hand weights. Contact Debbie on07770646494 or email her at
Debbie also runs a mixed ability Pilates class in the village hall in Chearsley on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7pm, an opportunity to improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility. These classes start on Wednesday September 2.

Keep Fit Class
As part of the Bucks Adult Learning programme, I can recommend a very friendly Keep Fit class for the Over 50s every Monday morning during term time from 9.30 to 10.30am in the Youth Centre of Haddenham School in Woodways. Great fun, a well thought out routine to exercise all muscles and parts of the body to music including work with weights and mat work. Classes start 2 weeks earlier than usual on September 7. Enrol by phoning 01296 382403. The code number for this course is R1SF36AAO T1-15/16

Wendover Wood Memorial Walk for the Alzheimer’s Society Sunday September 27
Throughout September Memory Walks are being held throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland. A day for everyone of all ages and abilities to come together to celebrate loved ones affected by dementia and to walk for a world without dementia. A walk is being organised on Sunday September 27 aiming to start at 11am in Wendover Woods. Registration starts at 10am. The money raised from this community event will help some of the 6,800 people living with dementia in Bucks. The Alzheimer’s Society provides local services to help people live well with the condition, including Dementia Support, Dementia cafes and Singing for the Brain groups. To register, go to www. or telephone 01296 331722.

Church Service acknowledging HM The Queen becoming the longest serving Monarch
This will take place on Wednesday September 9 at 4.30pm at St Mary’s Church, Aylesbury and is open to the public to attend. The Service will be hosted by the Town Mayor of Aylesbury, the Chairman of AVDC and the Chairman of Bucks County Council. The Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire and The High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire will be joining the three civic leaders. The Bishop of Buckingham will be addressing the congregation in a Service arranged by the Rector of St Mary’s, Father Doug Zimmerman.
St Mary’s refectory will be open prior to the Service for the purchase of refreshments. The Queen is to mark the day by opening the UK’s biggest new domestic railway line for more than a century The Queen will travel by steam train from Edinburgh to Tweedbank near Galashiels on this day, September 9, to formally open the new Borders Railway, reviving a rail tradition dating back to the 1840s. The journey, accompanied by the Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, will also be a powerful, visible reminder of the Queen’s love for Scotland on the day she surpasses her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria’s record for the longest reign.
Services at St Nicholas:
  • Sunday August 30 Benefice Service in Chearsley at 10am with Junior Church
Diary Dates:
  • Sunday August 30  Sunshine Club garden Party Fashion show and sale  and cream teas 2pm at Tyringham Hall, Cuddington
  • Sunday August 30  BBQ at The Bell 4.30 to 7.30pm
  • Monday August 31 Teas at Nether Winchendon Church 2.30 to 5pm
  • Tuesday September 2 Bingo at The Bell at 8.30pm
  • Saturday September 5 Chearsley Fruit and Veg Show in the village hall  
  • Sunday September 6  Rock Solid Fun-D in aid of the Nepal Crisis 2 to 5pm
  • Sunday September 13 Chearsley Classic and Vintage Fun Day 12 to 5pm in the Cricket Field, Winchendon Road. Free entry and free parking
  • Monday September 21 Parish Council Meeting at 7.30pm in the village hall

Wednesday 19 August 2015

Wendover Memory Walk


27th SEPTEMBER 2015

We are calling on the people of Buckinghamshire to walk for a world without dementia this September.

Alzheimer's Society’s Memory Walk will take place on 27th September. Registration starts from 10am and we aim to start walking at 11am. Money raised from this fun community event will help some of the 6,800 people living with dementia in Buckinghamshire. We provide vital local services such as Dementia Support, Dementia Caf├ęs and Singing for the Brain Groups to help people live well with the condition.

Last year’s walk showed great community spirit and we hope people will be more determined than ever to take steps in support of those living with dementia.

To register go to or call 01296 331722 to find out more.

Tuesday 18 August 2015

Personal Alarms For Sale

This is a message sent via Thames Valley Alert and has been sent on behalf of Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network

Thames Valley Neighbourhood Watch Association are having a sale of Personal Alarms, and Padlock Alarms. These range in price from £1.50 to £3.50 for Personal Alarms, up to £14.00 for the Padlock Alarm (including the padlock!)

You can download a pdf copy of what is on offer from here or visit the website. and if you would like to order, please contact Val McPherson by email on: or ring 07815144691.

Further details can be found at

Thursday 13 August 2015

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

BBQ in aid of Hope for Children Fund
Over £1000 was raised at the recent BBQ held in the lovely garden of the Allen Family in Chearsley helping Georgie to raise funds to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in September with the Hope for Children Charity. She will also be visiting one of the schools in Tanzania that works with Hope for Children to see where the money raised will go. If anyone would like to contribute to this worthy cause, please visit Georgie’s sponsorship page at

Ann Veness Memorial Cricket Match Sunday August 23rd
Everyone is invited to come up to Chearsley Cricket Club to watch this annual fund raising cricket match between past and present members of the club in memory of Ann Veness who died nearly three years ago. Ann played a very important part in the development and running of the Club for many years. Her husband and family continue to be involved with the Club today. The match starts at 2pm and the bar, of course, will be open for vital refreshments and burgers and bacon butties available after the game. All funds raised go to the Florence Nightingale Hospice.

Nether Winchendon Village Teas
Delicious home made cakes and teas will be available at St Nicholas Church, Nether Winchendon on Bank Holiday Monday August 31 from 2.30 to 5pm.

Pilates Mat Classes on Wednesday evenings in Chearsley Village Hall
There is now a break during August, but classes will restart on Wednesday September 2 from 6 until 7pm with Debbie Corpe. Classes cost £10 on a drop-in basis or £64 for the 8 week period until October 21. All you need is your own mat as all other equipment is provided . Please contact Debbie on for more information.

Chearsley Show September 5th
The day is fast approaching when Chearsley's annual show will be held in the village hall. This only takes place with thanks to the hard work of a small team of villagers presided over by Joy Payne who continues to contribute to and organise so many activities in the village.
There has been a delay with the printing of the schedules and entry forms, but it is hoped they will soon be delivered to all houses in Chearsley and be available in the shop. Entries must be with Joy Payne or Ann Lewis by Tuesday September 1st.
There are a few rules to be kept to: Entrants must live in Chearsley and only 1 entry is allowed in any 1 class, but there is no limit to the number of classes entered. All horticultural exhibits must have been in the entrant’s possession for at least 2 months (so no nipping off to the Garden Centre on Saturday morning for a pot plant or Waitrose for some tomatoes!) A considerable amount of organisation and planning is required to prepare for the day after the entry forms are submitted so please ensure these are with Joy or Ann in time.
On the day, the hall will be open for the setting out of entries from 8.30 until 10.15am ready for the judging at 10.30am. The Show is then open to the public from 2.45pm, admission £1 and free entry for children. At 3.30pm there will be the presentation of awards and trophies and cash prizes for children’s entries only. The raffle will be drawn after this.
Teas are on sale throughout the afternoon. It is a very friendly, small village show, (with only a tiny amount of rivalry and competition, especially in the Men’s jams tarts) so please try to support it by finding something to enter and come along to join in.

Fund Raising Day for the Nepal Crisis Rock Solid
A village group of youngsters is organising a Fun-D Raising Day for the Nepal Crisis on Sunday September 6 at Chearsley Village hall from 2 to 5pm when there will be a great deal going on – craft fair, raffle, junk sale, jelly bath lucky dip, obstacle course, reverse videos, cake sale, trash or treat, name the toy, sponge throwing and apple bobbing. Fun for all the family. Please come and support Rock Solid which is a group for older children of 10+ who meet up once a month for a meal, watch a video clip and have a debate. More details can be found on the St Nicholas church website.

Bingo at The Bell - with the end of the holidays comes the return of the regular evenings at The Bell. Bingo will start again (subject to confirmation by Sharon) on Tuesday September 1st at 8.30pm when there will be some good cash prizes to be won, a raffle for charity and a special Bingo player’s price for a meal before play starts. The on-going snowball game on the 3rd game of the evening is currently standing at £220 – some lucky person could be a winner in September.

Services at St Nicholas:
  • Sunday August 23 at 10am Family Service
Diary Dates:
  • Sunday August 23 Ann Veness Memorial Cricket Match 2pm at the Cricket Club
  • Sunday August 30 Sunshine Club garden Party Fashion show and sale 2pm at Tyringham Hall
  • Sunday August 30 BBQ at The Bell 4.30 to 7.30pm
  • Saturday September 5 Chearsley Fruit and Veg Show in the village hall
  •  Sunday September 13 Chearsley Classic and Vintage Fun Day 12 to 5pm in the Cricket Field, Winchendon Road.
  • Monday September 21 Parish Council Meeting at 7.30pm in the village hall

Friday 7 August 2015

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Local Break-ins
An industrial unit in Winchendon Road, Chearsley was broken into overnight Monday August 3 and Tuesday 4. A chainsaw was stolen. This is being linked to several allotment sheds and outbuildings in Quainton Road, Waddesdon which were broken into on the same night when a strimmer and broken hedge cutter were stolen. Chearsley Cricket Club has also been broken into the previous week when money was stolen.
Anyone who has any information about these incidents is asked to contact the 24hr service 101. The local neighbourhood Policing team based at Waddesdon consider that the Waddesdon area is generally a safe area and it is hoped that these are isolated incidents, but it serves as a reminder that the security of sheds and garages should be checked. Several offences in an around Stone have occurred recently mostly targeting tools and other valuable items left in vehicles overnight.

Turn End Gardening Workshop Thursday August 20
Time to take cuttings and plan ahead for Autumn and winter and learn how to propagate your own plants. This workshop is from 10 until 4pm and costs £50 and is based in the potting shed, originally a Victorian coach house at Turn End. The day will provide a chance to explore Turn End’s garden and gather hints and tips on propagation from expert horticulturist, Lindsay Engers. Current gardener Jackie Hunt and former gardener Dawn Meadows will also be there to share experiences and explain techniques. Please phone 07591 018601 or email

Sculpture in the Garden at Turn End continues from August 8th until the 16th from 11 until 6pm with free entry.

Bank Holiday Sunday BBQ at The Bell
The sun always shines on Bank Holiday Sundays,(!) and The Bell’s lovely garden is just the place to be for a BBQ from 4.30 until 7.30pm with plenty of space and play equipment for the children while the adults enjoy a glass of something delicious. Make the most of the last weekend of the Summer holidays before the school term starts again.

Garden Party and Fashion Show and Sale Sunday August 30 at 2pm
Tickets are on sale for this fashion show and sale of affordable clothes and cream teas in the lovely garden of Tyringham Hall, Cuddington. Monies raised will go to funds for the Sunshine Club which serves Cuddington, Nether Winchendon and Chearsley. Please phone 01844 299150 for more information and tickets.

Chearsley Classic and Vintage Fun Day
Sunday September 13 sees the 4th year of this increasingly successful annual event at Chearsley Cricket Club, Winchendon Road to raise money for the junior section of Chearsley Cricket Club. Entry is free for fun for all the family and the gates will be open at 12 noon. It is expected that there will be over 150 classic and vintage vehicles on show, with steam engines, vintage bus trips round surrounding Midsummer Murder land, refreshments of tea and cake, BBQ, licensed bar, live music, together with Arts and Crafts Stalls, children’s games and mini fun fair culminating in a Spitfire fly past.
Entries are now being accepted for all classic and vintage vehicles and registration can easily be achieved by going to and clicking on registering a vehicle. Anyone who would like a pitch for auto jumble or for charity fund-raising or a trade stand can also apply on the website, where full details of the day can be found.

Services at St Nicholas:

  • Sunday August 16 9am Communion
Diary Dates:
  • Saturday August 8 – Sunday 16 Sculpture in The Garden at Turn End from 11 to 6pm Free entry.
  • Sunday August 30 Sunshine Club garden Party Fashion show and sale 2pm at Tyringham Hall
  • Sunday August 30 BBQ at The Bell 4.30 to 7.30pm
  • Saturday September 5 Chearsley Fruit and Veg Show in the village hall
  • Sunday September 13 Chearsley Classic and Vintage Fun Day 12 to 5pm in the Cricket Field, Winchendon Road.
  • Monday September 21 Parish Council Meeting at 7.30pm in the village hall

Wednesday 5 August 2015

Neighbourhood Police Newsletter

The Neighbourhood Police Update for August is now available here.

Click for the Thames Valley Police website

Tuesday 4 August 2015

Allotment Break-ins

Thames Valley Police have issued an alert following a number of break-ins in Waddesdon and Chearsley.

The full message can be read on the Community Messages page.

Saturday 1 August 2015

New AVDC Website

Aylesbury Vale District Council is pleased to let you know that they will be launching their new website the first week in August. They have been working with their customers to ensure that it is easy to use, attractive and functional with a reliable search.

The new website is in plain English with clear navigation making it easier to find what you are looking for, the aim is in less than 4 clicks. Its available 24/7 on any device - your mobile, tablet or desktop and there is no need to wait for when they are ‘open’.

At the same time, they will be introducing a much improved Council & Democracy area, which you can use to see the latest agendas and minutes for any AVDC Committees  and get alerts when new information is published.

This is the first step in a phased plan of improvements, in the near future they will add improved online self-service transactions including a personalised ‘My Account’, showing you all your transactions and contact with the council, both for residents and business customers. For AVDC, this will mean a big channel shift to online contact rather than the traditional telephone and face to face that residents have been used to (although this will still be available for residents unable to contact them online). With much less government funding available to local authorities, this will enable them to continue to make savings and keep delivering vital services to residents.

How will this affect you?
The website address will remain the same - - but please be aware that if you have saved links to pages deeper in the current website they may no longer work.