Tuesday 27 September 2016

Find your bin day

For a quick way to find out which bins you need to put out:
The app appears to work a lot better than the wingers' reviews suggest:

(Note -I think the 26th is highlighted for me as it is a 'Brown Bin' day - Leif)

Monday 26 September 2016

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Buckinghamshire Historic Churches Trust
John and Jenny Scholefield have again taken to their bikes to raise money for this Trust which helps maintain our church and other churches in Bucks. It was unfortunate that their ride took place in the rain on Saturday September 10, but they managed to complete over 17 miles and visited 15 churches. “wet to the skin and slightly less perky than when we started”. Well done to both of them. They would like to thank those who have already sponsored them and ask that donations can still be made by going to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/johnandjennyscholefield.

Chearsley Show 
 For a list of winners and to view a wide array of photos of the exhibits at the recent Chearsley show, please see here.

Chearsley Challenge Saturday September 10
Despite the non-stop rain about 20 families turned up to the cricket club on Saturday afternoon to take part in the Chearsley Challenge obstacle course, in support of the Village Hall. Participants were led through an energetic warm up by “Sheepy” Johnson, then started the course in 3’s representing age groups of under 5’s, 5-10, 10-15 and adults. The course involved stepping through tyres, jumping over horse jumps, scoring goals, running with wheelbarrows, climbing over hay bales and ending with a very muddy crawl under a camouflage net – all without dropping the apple that they collected along the way!
All winners were presented with a certificate and everyone is applauded for taking part, especially on such a miserable day. But great fun was had by all and the event raised £200 for the Village Hall rebuild. Organisers are hoping to make this an annual event! Special thanks go to the Cricket Club for use of their grounds and opening the bar for much needed refreshment!

Chearsley Classic & Vintage Fun Day
The organisers of this recent event would like to thank everyone who supported or visited the show. At its peak there were nearly 200 vehicles displayed contributing to a wonderful day which raised over £5,000 for the funds of the Junior Cricket academy at Chearsley Cricket Club. The committee look forward to welcoming everyone again next year on Sunday September 10. Details of when registration is open will be announced at the start of next year. Photos of the day including some drone footage can be found at http://www.cricketatchearsley.co.uk or www.facebook.com/chearsleyClassicFunDay.

Baby Congratulations
Robert and Brenda Dormer of Winchendon Road became great grandparents again when Eli John was born on Saturday September 17. Eli is the first child of their granddaughter Petrina and Hussian of Bicester and is their 4th great grandchild. More new baby celebrations continued when Tony and Sandra Saunders of Shupps Lane became grandparents again when Joey James was born to their daughter Tasha and James on Tuesday September 20. Amelia, aged 6 now has a baby brother to help look after. Love and congratulations to everyone.

Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show Friday October 7 in Chearsley Village Hall 
Tickets are starting to sell for this show which promises to be as well supported and entertaining as when Morgan & West visited Chearsley 2 years ago with their show Parlour Tricks. Don’t miss the only opportunity to see this new Morgan & West show Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show, suitable for ages from 5 upwards for all the family where magic and silliness abound. Chearsley is the only venue to be hosting this as part of this year’s Theatre in the Villages in Bucks, a scheme managed by AVDC which brings professional theatre and entertainment to village halls in Bucks.
The show starts at 6.30pm and the hall will be open from 6pm when hot dogs, crisps, soft drinks and wine will be available to buy. It is advisable to buy tickets in advance though some may be available on the night. Please contact Margaret Morbey on 01844 208913 or email margmorb@mail.com or Antonia Stratford on 01844 208469, email antoniastratford@gmail.com for tickets or more information. Tickets cost £12 each. Family ticket of £40 for 2 adults and 2 children.

Forthcoming Fund-raising events for the New Village Hall: "Murder at The Manor" performed by The Thame Players will take place in the village hall on Saturday November 26. Find the murderer and win a prize! Doors open at 7.30pm for the performance start at 8pm. Tickets are £15 which includes a 2 course dinner. Please contact Antonia Stratford, Alex Wall Morris and Angela Gray for tickets of email chearsleyvillagehall@hotmail.co.uk.

Elevensies for everyone will be held in the village hall on Saturday December 3 from 11am to 1pm when there will be real coffee, specialist teas and home made cakes by Chearsley bakers. Another opportunity to meet up with friends and enjoy delicious refreshments and help raise funds for the new village hall. As well as refreshments, there will be Christmas food and crafts with seasonal gifts and goodies on sale. Alicia and Anne Pratt will be looking for supporters over the next few weeks.

Aylesbury Opera presents The Daughter of the Regiment, a splendid comedy in concert version of Donizetti’s sparkling comic opera. “bursting with music that is light, bright and irresistibly catchy”. There will be a performance on Saturday October 1 at Holy Cross and St Mary Church, Quainton at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 each, no charge for children and are available on the door or in advance from Quainton Village shop or Philip Goddard on 01296 651801.
There will also be a performance on Saturday October 8 at 7.30pm at St Mary’s church, Princes Risborough. For advance tickets contact Philip Hayes on 07725 868092. The performances include an interval and will end at approximately 9.30pm. More information is available at their website www.aylesburyopera.org.uk

Refuse Collections: Wednesday September 28 when the general green lidded bins and food bins will be collected

Church Services at St Nicholas:
  • Sunday October 2 10am Family Communion
Diary Dates :
  • Friday October 7 Theatre in the Villages with Morgan & West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show in the village hall Doors open at 6pm for refreshments for 6.30pm start. Phone 01844 208913 for tickets or tickets available on the door.
  • Friday October 14 Chearsley Boys Calendar launch at The Bell at 8pm
  • Saturday November 26 Murder Mystery Night Murder At the Manor with local drama group, The Thame Players at the village hall. Fund raising for the new village hall. Tickets £15 to include dinner.
  • Saturday December 3 11am to 1pm Elevensies in the village hall. Real coffee, specialist teas, home made cakes, Christmas food and crafts.

Wednesday 21 September 2016

Elevensies - Saturday 3rd December

Alicia(coffee and cake) and Anne Pratt (crafts and stalls) will be looking for supporters over the next few weeks!

Murder Mystery - 26th November 2016

Tuesday 20 September 2016

Donations Please

If anyone has any spare home grown produce that could be donated to the raffle at the Harvest Supper this Saturday, please contact Tara on 01844 201049.  All proceeds will be going to the Maggie's Centre which has helped a number of Chearsley residents recently.

Wednesday 14 September 2016

Morgan & West Return!

Time travelling Victorian magic duo Morgan & West unload another boxful of bafflement and impossibility. Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyper-reality, and of course a truck full of tricks and tea.

Rest assured, adults will not be bored by this piece of kids theatre! Morgan & West wanted to write a magic show for children which baffled all, from the five year olds to the 105 year olds!

Mixing brain busting illusion and good old fashioned tom-foolery, Morgan & West present a show for all the family, where magic and silliness abound!
Suitable 5 yrs +

Friday 7 October 6.30pm (Doors open at 6pm for refreshments)
Chearsley Village Hall
Tickets £12. Family ticket £40 (2 adults, 2 children)
Margaret Morbey 01844 208913 or margmorb@mail.com and
Antonia Stratford 01844 208469 antoniastratford@gmail.com

Tuesday 13 September 2016

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Chearsley Show
This took place in the village hall on Saturday September 3. Although entries and entrants were slightly down on last year, the hall looked resplendent with a fine selection of vegetables, fruit, flowers and domestic entries and a good gathering of villagers came in the afternoon to view the exhibits. Craft and model entries were low this year, but the children’s entries including delightful gardens on a plate, fairy cakes, pictures and photos more than compensated. The domestic judge, who also judges at The Bucks Show commented that the standard at our small village show was up to the County standard. See the paragraph below for details of the success of a Chearsley villager at Bucks County Show this year. Well done to everyone who took part, particularly some of the children who entered into the adult baking section.
Special mention for Tiffany Pettiford, aged 11, whose Show Stopper Cake won 2nd place. I hope to have details of all the winners of the cups and trophies in due course. I can only (modestly ) report that I was surprised and very pleased to win the cup for best tomatoes and the cup for best flowers. The Show also gave villagers an opportunity of meeting our new vicar, Richard Phillips who presented the prizes. There had been several requests in the past by members of the public to buy any unwanted fruit and vegetable exhibits. Julia and Barry offered to organise this and successfully made over £10 for the show’s funds. It was considered by everyone to be a very good show and the committee led by President Joy Payne deserve congratulations.

Julia Witcher at Bucks County Show
Julia Witcher of Chilton Road had great success with her entries in the domestic sections, when she won 1st prize for her Victoria Sponge Sandwich cake, 1st prize for strawberry jam, raspberry jam and blackberry jam. 2nd prize for marmalade. 2nd prize for mini coffee and walnut cakes and 2nd prize for her gluten free lemon drizzle cake. Congratulations to this busy working mum and Parish Councillor for finding the time to take part and being so successful.

Aunt Sally
You may have noticed on some Wednesday evenings, eight men in shocking pink coloured polo shirts (with various comedy names printed on them) waiting at the bus stop in Chearsley for their lift to their away games of Aunt Sally. Other Wednesday evenings at their home games, you might have heard “Iron” being yelled from the Cricket Club. These fine sportsman are the Chearsley Cricketers Aunt Sally Allstars who have finished 2nd this season in Division 4 of the Bicester League, just missing out on the top spot. They also reached the final of the Intermediate cup, beating a team from Division 3 by a comprehensive 2-0 leg win. Adam Lazaruk is very proud of the team and is hoping that they will be promoted next season.

Bingo at The Bell on Tuesday September 6 
The pub was packed with enthusiastic hopeful Bingo players when a new duo of Bingo callers, Sharon and Leslie successfully (just about) kept order and did a good job of calling the numbers. Possibly not up to Paul Kingsman’s standards, who had had several years’ practice and has now “retired” to settle into newly married life. A young couple from Holland, staying with the Heybrook family had come out expecting to have a quiet drink in our lovely village pub when they stumbled upon the noise and mayhem of the evening and very sportingly joined in. I am pleased to say they had a winning line. The final full house prize was £80, a measure of the numbers attending and the raffle put £46 into the charity bottle. There will be Bingo again next month on the first Tuesday, October 4. Come along and join in the fun.

Kop Hill Climb, Princes Risborough Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September
If you enjoyed Chearsley Classic and Vintage car show last weekend, then visit Kop Hill Climb this coming weekend, now in its eighth year and this year with a theme of celebrating the 1960s. More than 500 cars are expected to either be on view or there to try to successfully attempt the climb of the very long steep Kop Hill. Sian Lewis and Johnathan Hirst of Church Lane Chearsley will be there both Saturday and Sunday “doing the climb” in their 1935 Railton Light Tourer, as they have done for several years.
As well as the climb to watch throughout the day and the vehicles on view in the Paddock, there is a children’s play area, vintage steam fair with helter-skelter and dodgems. Punch and Judy show, a circus skills workshop, racing bug track, the soapbox challenge, food and live music. A great family day out. Last year, £78,000 was raised for local charities. Visit www.kophillclimb.org.uk for more information.

Parish Council Meeting
After a break during August, the Council have their next meeting on Monday September 26th at 7.30pm in the village hall. Various matters of village concern will be discussed. The Minutes of the previous meeting and details of the agenda for this meeting will be on the village notice board. Villagers are very welcome to attend. The councillors wish and need to hear your views and there is an opportunity to contribute any comments or concerns during 2 public sessions at the beginning and end of the meeting.

Harvest Supper in the Village Hall 
With thoughts of Autumn, there will be a Harvest Supper for everyone in the village hall on Saturday September 24 at 7.30. Come and enjoy a 2 course meal including wine and beer plus entertainment. Tickets cost £10 per person and can be obtained by ringing Tara on 07769 650857.

Sunshine Club Matinee Cinema Monday September 26
There will be a screening of Carousel, a Rodgers and Hammerstein Musical starring Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones at the Bernard Hall Cuddington on Monday September 26. Doors open at 1pm for 1.30pm start. Tickets cost £5 or £4 concessions which include tea and home made cake during the interval can be bought from Liz on 01844 299150 or at the door.

Older People’s Day 1st October
In celebration of Older People’s Day on October 1 AVDC have produced a Holiday at Home programme of activities from around the Vale . The programme aims to show case some of the diverse and interesting pastimes and activities on offer in The Vale which may appeal to those who primarily qualify for senior citizen concessions. The programme is available to download and print off from the AVDC website, www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk or hard copies are available from AVDC offices at The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury and commences on Monday September 26 and runs to Saturday October 1. There is a very wide variety of entries from walks and talks, tours, demonstrations, taster sessions and some events specially arranged for this week, which reflect the richness and diversity of activities and events which take place on a regular basis throughout the Vale. Most events are either free of charge or ask for a donation. Information is provided on disabled access, toilets, car parking and also where volunteering opportunities and ongoing involvement exists.

Refuse Collections: Wednesday September 14 when the general refuse green lidded bins and food bins will be collected

Church Services at St Nicholas:
  • Sunday September 18 9:00am Holy Communion
Diary Dates:
  • Thursday September 15 Lip Reading Free session at Haddenham Medical Centre at 11am
  • Saturday September 24 Harvest Supper in the Village hall at 7.30pm. 2 course meal cost £10. Phone Tara on 07769 650857 Sunday September 25 Harvest Service as part of the Family Service at 10am
  • Monday September 26 Parish Council meeting at 7.30pm in the village hall 
  • Monday September 26 Sunshine Club Matinee at The Bernard Hall showing Carousel at 1.30pm.
  • Friday October 7 Theatre in the Villages with Morgan & West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show in the village hall Doors open at 6pm for refreshments for 6.30pm start.
  • Friday October 14 Chearsley Boys Calendar launch at The Bell at 8pm
  •  Saturday November 26 (new date) Murder Mystery Night with local drama group, The Thame Players at the village hall. Fund raising for the new village hall

Thursday 8 September 2016

Wednesday 7 September 2016

Tuesday 6 September 2016

Harvest Supper - September 24th

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

A busy weekend ahead for Chearsley as the  Challenge and Barn Dance will be held THIS Saturday September 10  when  there will be a fun Family Challenge  afternoon followed by a Barn Dance and Picnic in the grounds of the Cricket Club. The “Challenge” will start at 4pm and will include all kinds of obstacle type races, including  horse jumps, crawling under netting and wheel barrow races. It costs £3 per child and£10 for a family. The Barn Dance and family picnic will start after the obstacle races at around 6pm.  All money raised from this family afternoon and evening will go towards building the new village hall.

Chearsley Village Classic & Vintage Fun Day will be held  THIS Sunday   September 11 from 12 to 6pm in the grounds of Chearsley Cricket club, Winchendon Road.  Entry is FREE to this great family day out with children’s attractions, vintage coach rides around the local area, live music, vintage and classic vehicles on display, refreshments, bar and a flyover of a Spitfire and a Hurricane during the afternoon.   More information is available at www.ccvfd.co.uk or facebook.com/ChearsleyClassicFunDay.

Calendar Boys Calendar Launch New Date
The launch of this new village hall fund-raising idea has now been altered to take place in The Bell on Friday October 14 from 8pm.  The calendars will be available to purchase at £10 each and  can also be ordered in advance by emailing the village hall committee at chearsleyvillagehall@hotmail.co.uk. At the launch night there will also be some photos available to buy which have not been included in the Calendar (perhaps these photos have been censored?)

Fortnightly Pub Lunches at The Bell
These are 2 course roast lunches including tea or coffee for £7 and are aimed mainly for older  Chearsley villagers who want to meet up at The Bell regularly for a delicious lunch and  who want to support their local pub. The date of the next lunch will be this Wednesday September 7  at 12.30pm.Please let Sharon know on 01844 208077 if you would like to be included before this date.   There will be a choice of pudding available on the day.

Refuse Collections
: Wednesday September 7 when the recycling blue lidded bins and food bins will be collected

Church Services at St Nicholas:
  • Sunday September 11 Morning Service at 10am    
Diary Dates:
  • This Tuesday September 6  Bingo at The Bell at around 8.30pm. Meal deals for Bingo players
  • Saturday September 10  Chearsley Challenge for all the family at the Cricket Club at 4pm followed by family picnic and Barn Dance at 6pm
  • Sunday September 11  Chearsley Classic and Vintage Fun Day 12 – 6pm at the Cricket Club
  • Sunday September 11  Monthly Sunday Quiz at The Bell at 8pm
  • Thursday September 15  Lip Reading Free session at Haddenham Medical Centre at 11am
  • Monday September 19 Parish Council meeting at 7.30pm in the village hall
  • Saturday September 24 Harvest Supper (more details in due course)
  • Sunday September 25  Harvest Service (more details in due course)
  • Friday October 7   Theatre in the Villages with Morgan & West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show in the village hall Doors open at 6pm for refreshments for 6.30pm start. Tickets now on sale. Ring 01844 208913
  • Friday October 14 Chearsley Boys Calendar launch at The Bell at 8pm( change of date)
  • Saturday November 26 (new date) Murder Mystery Night with local drama group, The Thame Players at the village hall. Fund raising for the new village hall

Monday 5 September 2016

Chearsley Show - Saturday 3rd Sept

Once again Chearsley residents showed how green fingered and creative they are, at the annual Chearsley Show.   A few lucky winners got to take home a plaque or cup to admire and polish until next year, awarded by our new vicar the Reverend Richard Phillips :

Best Photograph - Clare McCormick
Best Art Entry - Caroline Dean
Best Craft - Giles Witcher
Harold Braley Cup for Best Child's Entry - Kit Chantry
Child's Champion - Jessica Taylor
Eli Godfrey Plate for Men's Jam Tarts - Justin Chantry
Wildfred Kind Cup for Best Domestic - Ineta Green
Olive Ashworth Cup for Best Flowers - Margaret Morbey
Lane Bud Vase for Best Flower Arrangement - Julia Pountney
Wooden fruit bowl for Best Fruit - Michael Heybrook
Gadsby Trophy for Best Veg - Julian George
Pat Marshall Cup for Best Tomatoes - Margaret Morbey
Vic Walker Cup for Overall Winer - Julian George

Here are a few of the entries.  Apologies if yours is not included:

The "Showstopper" cakes were really impressive, 
especially this one made by a child - Tiffany

Justin Chantry won the super competitive Men's Jam Tarts, but congratulations should go to Freddie W for competing with the grown ups with this fine entry:

As our resident retired baker Keith is gradually teaching the men of the village to bake bread, I'm sure the "bread" category will become as hotly competitive as the jam tarts.  This year Darren Sampson's entry won.

The children's fairy cakes were very imaginative as usual.

 and likewise for the "Garden on a plate", won by this entry from Harry L

 and the boiled eggs were all eggselent!

Best arrangement to celebrate the 90th birthday of the Queen was won by Julia Pountney, with Anne Lewis also entering a beautiful arrangement.

Ineta Green had a fine specimen rose

and John Lewis a great close up

matched by little Elsie's jellyfish

 and Freddie's sunset

Many thanks to Joy Payne and her team for organising the event and providing lovely tea and cakes.