Wednesday 29 March 2017

Meadowsong 2017

Joy Payne's brother Paul and friend Laura have kindly agreed to come back and sing again for us on Saturday 8 July, and it has been decided that the concert will be held in the grounds of the Village Hall as a farewell concert to the old hall!

Details will be circulated about timing, refreshments and tickets nearer the time.

Tuesday 21 March 2017

Cakes on the Green

Please support your local Chearsley branch of The Women’s Institute by buying delicious home-made cakes at our stall on the Village Green on
Saturday 8th April
12.00 am – 2.00 pm

Monday 20 March 2017

Saturday 18 March 2017

It's OK to Crochet!

It is now OK to Crochet!
Would you like to learn?

Anne Pratt will be holding a small group, introductory (or refresher) 3 session “Learn to crochet” course in Chearsley, Wednesday 26th April 10am - 12noon for 3 weeks.

She is a qualified adult education skills teacher and has been crocheting, on and off, for nearly 50 years. Having retired from full time work, she felt this would be a good opportunity to share her skills.

The cost will be £30 for which you will be given instruction, a hook, darning needle, appropriate yarn each week and coffee/tea and cake!

This is a special rate to test the waters at home before advertising further classes in the autumn. She is also planning to run a fortnightly ‘club’ session after the course, offering support, small projects if required (at a separate cost) and a chance for ‘crochet and catch-up’.

For further details or to express an interest contact:
Anne Pratt - 01844201611,

Wednesday 8 March 2017

Neighbourhood Police Newsletter

The Neighbourhood Police Update for March 2017 is now available here.

Click for the Thames Valley Police website

Monday 6 March 2017

Free dementia training for carers

Newcastle University has created an on line course on ‘Staying Connected and Living Well’.

This three week course starts on 27th March 2017 and is free to join.

It is designed specifically for family, friends and carers of people with dementia.

Patients can sign up to the course at:

Friday 3 March 2017

Warning - Pre-Recorded Prank Calls

This is a message sent via Action Fraud Alert and has been sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police.

There has been a recent rise of prank calls within Thames Valley.

The calls are pre-recorded generated responses giving the impression that recipients are actually speaking directly to someone.

The calls are not all the same. However one of the main scenarios has been described as an angry Scottish man claiming you are stealing his Wi-Fi.

Sometimes there is a mobile phone number showing and other times the number is withheld.

It appears that these calls are predominantly targeting elderly and young people and can cause alarm and distress to the call taker.

We urge people to take the following advice:
  • Anyone with particular concerns can contact us on our Police non-emergency number 101. Otherwise ignore the call.
  • You can contact your local phone provider who may be able to put a block on these types of calls.
  • If you are getting calls at night you could put your phone on night mode or switch it off.

Click for the Thames Valley Police website