Saturday, 7 November 2015

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Wedding of Nico and Hannah

The bells rang out from Chearsley Church for the marriage of Nic Brown’s son, Nico - resplendent in his new Army uniform - and Hannah Beesley on the warm and lovely afternoon of Sunday November 1st. The Reverend Andy Bell officiated. He lit a candle at the beginning of the service in remembrance of Jackie Brown, Nico’s mother who died in October 2007. The candle, which stayed alight for the whole ceremony was then blown out by Nico and his father before being placed on Jackie’s grave in the churchyard. Readings were given by the bride and Nico’s sister, Alex, who also made the Wedding cake. Their two daughters, Olivia, 3 and Isobella, 1, were bridesmaids. Daniel Eve, who had lived near Nico and grew up with him was Best Man.

The reception was held at The Barn, Hulcott, with catering by The Waddesdon Deli. Flowers for the church and reception, the bouquet and button holes were made by Joy Payne. Congratulations and good wishes to the bride and groom and their lovely little daughters for their future together and their new life in the Army.

Birthday Thank You
Sharon from The Bell would like to thank everyone who overwhelmed her with birthday good wishes, cards, flowers, presents and chocolates (I think everyone knows by now that she is a chocoholic) all day last Friday. The Friday Morning Coffee time was the busiest it has been and the evening was packed with customers from the village and surrounding villages who all came to wish Sharon a Happy “Special” Birthday and were able to enjoy a slice of her surprise birthday cake.

Halloween at The Bell
Over 40 children enjoyed Halloween on Saturday afternoon at The Bell, followed by a good gathering of adults in a variety of fancy dress including a couple of matching pumpkins for the disco in the evening.

Bingo at The Bell
November’s Bingo session was well attended and was a really good evening for one lucky regular who went home with the Snowball game prize of over £250. Luck was also in for 2 new bingo players who both had wins. The next Bingo will be the Christmas one on Tuesday December 1. Come along and find out how much fun you can have. There is a good chance of going home with more money than you came with.

Meals at The Bell
November continues to have evening offers of 2 curries, rice and naan bread and a bottle of wine for £25 on Thursdays and 2 fish and chips for £15 on Fridays. There is also a new seasonal menu. On Friday evenings, stay for a chance to win in the Roll the Dice game at 8.30pm.

Chearsley Shop
There is interesting and exciting news from Jeyan and Suki of Chearsley Shop which might already be fairly general knowledge in the village as news cannot stay secret here for long! It is planned that on December 1st they will be running Cuddington Stores and Post Office as well as Chearsley shop – a great step up for them to have been approved by the Post Office as some are rejected as unsuitable applicants. It has taken quite a few months to complete the legalities of a new lease of the premises and dealings with the Post Office. So hopefully, everything will go to plan for the takeover on December 1st.
I am assured that the Chearsley shop hours will be unaffected. Part time staff will help to run both shops with Jeyan and Suki and Jeyan will continue to deliver morning papers. Villagers in Cuddington can have their daily newspapers delivered if they would like to let Jeyan know. Jeyan and Suki will also continue to support and provide refreshments at the Cuddington Village Cinema events and have had a taste of this already to the surprise of a few Chearsley villagers who were at a recent film show.
John and Elaine who have been running Cuddington Stores and Post Office for a number of years are leaving for the South Coast to be nearer their three grandchildren. Elaine has never fully recovered from a fall in October last year and has been unable to support John in the shop as much as before. She will also then have the time to have recommended surgery and they will be able to enjoy a very deserved and much needed holiday, the first in 5 years. John has written on Cuddington website “we have had a wonderful time in the village and will take some lovely memories with us. We also wish to thank the vast majority of villagers and especially the Parish Council for supporting us in resurrecting your village shop. We have also been fortunate to make some great friends here and we wish to thank them all for their help, advice and support over the last few years. We are proud of what we have done and can leave knowing that the shop’s future should be secure for many years to come”.
A Farewell Event is planned for Wednesday November 25 in the Playing Fields Clubhouse from 7.30pm to which all customers from Cuddington and surrounding villages are invited. John and Elaine will be greatly missed as they have contributed a great deal to Cuddington village life. We wish them well.

Parish Council Meeting - there is a little uncertainty about the date of the next meeting. It would normally be held on the 3rd Monday of the month, which would be November 16 at 7.30pm. Please check the website and notice board for confirmation that this is the correct date.

Bucks County Council Stroke Survey
Bucks CC Stroke Support would like to hear from anyone who has suffered a stroke or who has cared for someone with a stroke with their views on the support they received at home. A questionnaire can be obtained by emailing or writing to Stroke Support, Bucks County Council, 5th Floor County Offices,Walton Street, Aylesbury HP20 1AU or phoning 01296 387821.

Services at St Nicholas Church:
  • Sunday November 15 Communion at 9am with Andy Bell
  • Sunday November 22 Family Service at 10am with Derek Witchell. This will be a Toy Service when all children are invited to bring a new toy (unwrapped) that they would like to give as a Christmas present to a child who might not be as lucky as they are. Gifts will be distributed to homes and hospitals in the Aylesbury Vale via The Mix 96 local radio station appeal.
Diary Dates:
  • Sunday November 8 War Memorial Service at 10.45am Refreshments afterwards in the village hall
  • Sunday November 8 Monthly Quiz at The Bell at 8pm
  • Wednesday November 11 Pub lunch at The Bell. Contact 01844 208913 or The Bell if you would like to come.
  • Monday November 23 Sunshine Club Matinee Cinema There will be a showing of Singin’ in the Rain starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor, an American musical comedy made in 1952 set in Hollywood in the late 20s about 3 performers caught up in the transition from silent films to “talkies”. It includes many memorable songs and of course, Gene Kelly’s well known song and dance number. It will be held in The Bernard Hall, Cuddington at 1.30pm with doors open at 1pm. Tickets are now available to buy from Liz Davies on 01844 299150. Tickets cost £4 or concessions £3 which includes tea and homemade cake during the interval. Parking is very limited, so please park in the car park at the Playing Fields, Bernard Close. This will then leave spaces outside the hall for disabled drivers. Drop off can be made at the hall before going to park.