Tuesday 26 September 2017

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

3 Peaks Challenge
There were mixed fortunes for the 8 Chearsley people, who with the help and support of 3 drivers, recently attempted the 3 peak challenge, to climb Ben Nevis the highest peak in Scotland, Scafell Pike in the Lake District and Snowden in Wales within 24 hours. They were successful in climbing all 3 peaks, but took longer than the hoped for 24 hours. Being held up by a major cycling event in Scotland delayed the start of their ascent of the first mountain, Ben Nevis, which meant more time had to be spent walking in the dark and took longer to complete. One participant was sick, due to a bug and two others sustained sprained ankles.
However, the weekend and experience, once back home in the welcome comfort of The Bell, was considered a great opportunity and mostly enjoyable time for them all despite the discomfort of walking in the dark, contending with rain and having very little sleep. The group were climbing to raise funds for Sobell House Hospice, Oxford, which provides palliative care and support for adult patients, their family, friends and carers. It is not too late to sponsor them, please talk to Sharon at The Bell or go to their just giving page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chearsleychallengers. The time, money and effort they all put into this venture is certainly worthy of congratulations and a show of thanks by donating to their chosen charity.

Chearsley Village Classic & Vintage Fun Day on Sunday September 10th
The organising committee offer a sincere thank you to everyone who supported this year’s Fun Day whether they were a volunteer, advertiser, sponsor or attended on the day. “Team Chearsley” did a great job as 50 volunteers rolled up their sleeves to make the day happen. The weather wasn’t kind and forced curtailment of some planned activities, including the cancellation of the promised visit by the BBMF Lancaster Bomber. Nevertheless, over 200 vehicles attended the show. Initial figures suggest a net profit of just over £4,000, which is a bit down on last year, but a creditable result and providing invaluable funds for the development of junior cricket at the Club. Plans are already being made for next year ‘s event which will take place on Sunday September 9 and the committee welcome any feedback or thoughts on how to make the day even better.
The winner of Fred Crawford’s Cup of Best in Show was Connie Barton from Shenington, near Banbury. Her Bedford OB Duple 27 seater coach was manufactured in 1948 and run by 2 coach companies, Graceline Coaches and Brown Bros. In the 1990s it was bought by a group of students who used it for touring around Europe until it was abandoned in Portugal. Connie rescued the bus and lovingly restored it in the livery of Tanners Coaches, for whom she drove for 52 years.
Special mention and thank you goes to Tiffany, Terri Clark’s 11 year old daughter, who baked a magnificent cake for the show and raised over £50 in her raffle. The date of the End of Season Dinner and Dance is Saturday November 11. Details are available from Angela Gray who can be contacted at angela@grayemail.co.uk.

 Update of the new Chearsley Village Hall from Antonia Stratford:
“We are now 2 months into the new village hall build and the project is progressing well. The “substructure” is almost complete which means the foundations have been dug, levelled and laid and the block flooring is almost complete. The builders will now start to build the external brick plinth made of “Farmhouse Orange” bricks sourced from a local supplier and the timber frame suppliers are busy constructing the timber frame (in Ireland) which will be on site in mid October and will arrive with windows and doors already in the frame. Whilst the timeline for the building is going well, as always with building projects there have been a couple of unforeseen issues that have cropped up which have incurred extra costs.
If you haven’t had the chance to donate yet (and would like your family name inscribed permanently in the new hall on our Giving Tree) – please visit our donation page on www.make-a-donation.org and search for Chearsley Village Hall. This will enable us to claim gift aid on your donation quickly and easily. The Village Hall Committee have also been looking at the timetable for the new hall in order to ensure that it will be packed full of new, exciting classes and activities for the community when it opens in March!
All previous exercise providers have (or will be) contacted so they can reserve their slot in the new hall and the committee have also received enquiries from new providers that would like to hold yoga and t’ai chi classes. If you (or anyone you know) would like to hold a class or activity in the new hall, please get in touch with Ruth Holland at ruth.margaret.holland@hotmail.com.”

Bingo at The Bell
There will be another Bingo evening in its regular monthly spot of the first Tuesday of the month on October 3 with Eyes Down around 8.45pm A fun evening for everyone hosted by Sharon and Leslie with the chance to win some good cash prizes. The snowball prize available to win on the 3rd game has not yet been won and now stands at around £200. Come along earlier for a meal at a special price for Bingo players.

Sunday Quiz at The Bell will re-start on Sunday October 8 at 8pm. Much needed refreshments are served during a break in the rounds. If you are new to the village and would like to join in, just turn up on the night. You are assured of a very warm welcome by everyone.

The Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity is holding 2 fund raising events in October to help it raise over £750,000 which is needed each year to provide specialist palliative care, free of charge. On Sunday October 8 there will be Colour Rush at Green Park Aston Clinton. This is an event for the whole family when runners, walkers or joggers will get showered with multi-coloured powder at 5 colour stations spread out around the 5k circular course. Before the main event, there is a “Mini Rush” for any little ones who want to be part of this spectacular event, but who might not manage the full 5k circular route. Last year more than 550 men, women and children became walking rainbows for the Hospice and raised over £14,000. It is hoped that this year, £25,000 will raised. Colour Rush 2017 will be held at 11am and 2pm. Please go to the website at fnhospice.org.uk/colour-rush for more information and to register.

The 24th Aylesbury Beer Festival will be held at a new venue, Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School on Friday October 27 and Saturday 28 offering real ale fans the change to try local beers as well as award-winning ales and ciders from further afield, whilst raising funds for the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity. Local CAMRA expert, Alexander Wright will be selecting the ales and ciders to include a range of old favourites and seasonal novelties. Saturday has entertainment for all the family including the Sausage Festival and live music all day.
Following its enthusiastic reception last year, the Kings Farm Shop, Wendover will be providing a range of delicious gourmet sausages to barbecue between 11am and 7pm. There will be space indoors so that a full musical line-up and seating can be provided if the weather is wet. Tickets are £5 in advance or £7 on the door. To book and for more information call 01296 429975 or go to www.fnhospice.org.uk/aylesbury-beer-festival

Haddenham Medical Centre Carers Bucks Training Event
This will be held on Thursday October 19 at the Haddenham Medical Centre from 6.30 to 8pm, aimed at working carers. Topics included will be infection detection, emergency care planning and carers’ discount card. Refreshments will be available. A similar event during the day will be held in the future. For more information, please contact Ellen Solley, Practice Manager on 01844 293303

Church Services at St Nicholas:
  • Sunday October 1st Harvest Festival at 10am. Donations will be very welcome of dry or canned foods which will go to provide a welcome meal for the homeless and vulnerable helped by Steppin’ Stones of Oxford. There will be no Rock Solid in the evening.
  • Sunday October 8th at 10am Morning Celebration
  • Sunday October 8th at 6pm Evensong
Diary Dates :
  • Tuesday October 3: Bingo at The Bell. Eyes Down at 8.45pm.
  • Sunday October 8: Quiz at The Bell re-starts 8pm.
  • Monday October 16: Parish Council at 7.30pm in the Cricket Pavilion
  • Saturday November 11: Cricket Club Annual Dinner and Dance

Friday 22 September 2017

Training Event for Carers

Haddenham Medical Centre is holding a training event on Thursday 19 October, from 6.30 pm to 8pm. Training will cover:-
  Infection Detection
  Emergency Care Planning
  Carers Discount Card.

Refreshments will be available.

There will be a similar event during the day will be at a future date.

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Victims First

Thames Valley Alert:

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

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s new initiative Victims First now has a Facebook page to keep people up to date on information, advice and support for victims of crime www.facebook.com/victimsfirstTV/

Victims First is a website at www.victims-first.org.uk which has advice on what to do and how to get help if you’ve been a victim of crime, including information on what you should expect from the police and other criminal justice agencies if you report the crime.

The focal point of the website is a directory which allows victims to find relevant support to help them cope and recover from the impact of the crime. You can use the website to refer yourself directly to the PCC's own support services, using the online form, or find information and contact details for other organisations. This support is available regardless of whether or not the crime has been reported to the police.

If you’ve been a victim of crime, Victims First can help you find the support you need. You can also follow the Victims First Facebook page for hints, tips and advice on staying safe and interesting comments and views on topical news. It will also share some inspiring victim stories, and how they’re coping after the crime.

Click for the Thames Valley Police website

Thursday 7 September 2017

Haddenham Medical Centre: Autism

The Chair of the National Autism Society from Aylesbury will be giving a talk on Thursday 14 September 2017 at Haddenham Medical Centre 1030-1230 to patients about Autism. 

The talk will be about the way Autism affects a person both from her own perspective and from the knowledge she have gained through her work with the National Autistic Society and being Co-Chair of the events going on and the diagnostic services run by Buckinghamshire County Council.  The Spectrum is a very long one and she can also discuss this and answer questions from the patients and what services are provided by Buckinghamshire.

Tea and Coffee will be available.

Wednesday 6 September 2017

Tour of Britain Cycle Race

 The Tour of Britain cycle race will passing through Upper Winchendon, Ashendon and Brill next Saturday 9th September. The ToB is an elite-level stage race (essentially a one-week equivalent of the Tour de France). All the teams and many of the riders you will see in the Tour de France will be riding, including Mark Cavendish and Geriant Thomas. It is top class international sport happening on your doorstep (and for free) and is a brilliant spectacle. Plus you don't need to know anything about bike racing to enjoy it.

The stage starts in Hemel Hempstead, works its way via Cubblington to Oving and Pitchcott then crosses the A41 and goes up past Eythrope Park and through Upper Winchendon. They then turn right and go down and up to Ashendon, down the very steep Brick Hill from the top of Ashendon and up to Brill via the windmill before heading down to Oakley, Islip and eventually to Cheltenham. The route map and estimated timings for each point can be found at the pages below. The windmill at Brill will be an excellent place to watch or if you want to see the riders hit 80 kph then Brick Hill might be the place.


There will be riders (adults and children) setting off from Chearsley to cycle this part of the course ahead of the pros at about 9.30-10am. If anyone wants details please email Richard: richard.tuxworth@googlemail.com

Saturday 2 September 2017

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Chearsley Fest and Family Picnic - Saturday evening September 9th
Get in the village spirit the evening before the Classic and Vintage Fun Day by coming along to the Cricket Field where there will be a full bar including a selection of real ales and live music by Deja Vu. Entrance is free and there is the opportunity of booking a table, a small one costing £10 and a large for £20. You can bring your own food or order your own takeaway.
Gates open at 7pm. All funds made will go towards the junior section of the Cricket Club. Please contact Adam Lazaruk at adam@rglsurveys.co.uk for more information and to reserve a table.

Chearsley Village Classic & Vintage Fun Day on Sunday September 10th from 12pm
It is hoped that at this, the show’s 6th year, there will be more than 250 vehicles. In addition to the classic and vintage cars, vehicles and steam engines, there will be live music, fun fair, food stalls, arts and crafts stalls, bar, vintage bus trips. It is also planned for there to be a fly past by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. A great day for all the family with no charge for entry or car parking. All money raised goes towards the Junior Section of Chearsley Cricket Club

3 Peaks Challenge Weekend of September 16
To wish everyone taking part in this venture good luck and hoping all conditions are perfect for success. A group of regulars at The Bell, including landlady, Sharon, will be attempting to climb the 3 highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales in 24 hours. Eight men and women of all ages are taking part to raise funds for Sobell House Hospice charity, which is the current pub charity. The challenge involves climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowden within 24 hours.
The success of the group not only depends on their fitness but also on the weather being suitable for the climbs and to a vital team of drivers and supporters to get them to each mountain. If you would like to sponsor them, please talk to Sharon at The Bell or go to their just giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chearsleychallengers.

Bingo at The Bell
A reminder that Bingo starts this Tuesday, September 5 with Eyes Down around 8.45pm when there is the chance to win some good cash prizes. Come along earlier for a meal at a special price for Bingo players.

Sunday Quiz at The Bell will start next month on Sunday October 8

Parish Council Meeting September 18
A meeting of the Parish Council will be held in the Cricket Club pavilion on Monday September 18 at 7.30pm. The Council welcome support and input from villagers. There is the opportunity at the beginning of the meeting to raise any particular problems or concerns and at the end to comment on any matters discussed during the meeting. Minutes of the last meeting can be found on the Parish Council website together with the agenda for this coming meeting. Details are also displayed on the village notice board.

Services at St Nicholas:
  • Sunday September 3 Family communion at 10am; Rock Solid meet
  • Sunday September 10 Morning Celebration at 10am; Evensong at 6pm
Diary Dates:
  • Ending Saturday September 9 Eric Carte appearing in Agatha Christie’s Spider’s Web at The Mill at Sonning
  • Tuesday September 5 Bingo at The Bell. Eyes Down at 8.45pm. No need to book just turn up.
  • Wednesday September 6 Pub lunch at 12.30pm. Book your place with Sharon.
  • Saturday September 9 starting at 7pm until 10pm Chearsley Fest in the Cricket Ground
  • Sunday September 10 Chearsley Classic & Vintage Fun Day from 12 noon at the Cricket Club
  • Sunday October 8 Quiz at The Bell re-starts 8pm.