Wednesday 28 February 2018

Winter View

Photo from Richard Tuxworth - February 27th 2018

Saturday 24 February 2018

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Don’t Forget to Come and Help at the Litter Pick Thursday March 1st. Meet outside the shop at 9am on Thursday March 1, wearing brightly coloured visible clothing for safety ,and wearing protective gloves. Black sacks provided by AVDC will be supplied. Please come to help tidy up our village.

Rectory Homes Public Exhibition of Planning Proposals at land off Chilton Road All residents are welcome to the Cricket Pavilion this Monday February 26 anytime between 7 to 8.30pm to view a display of the development proposals. Members of Rectory Homes will be available to discuss the proposed scheme and answer any questions. Feedback forms will also be available for villagers’ comments. The closing date for comments to AVDC has now been extended by one week to March 7th.

Defibrillator Training Morning
You may be aware that a Defibrillator has now been installed outside the Bell. Anyone interested in attending a Defibrillator and CPR training session are welcome to contact Keith Turnbull who is hosting a 90 minute session on Saturday March 10 at 10am at his home, Odyssey (next to The Old Vicarage). The session will be run by a representative from South Central Ambulance Service. Currently, there are still 6 places available. Please contact Keith on If you are unable to attend this one, it is hoped to run another session on March 24.

Mothers’ Day at The Bell Sunday March 11 
A full menu including Roast Lunches of Pork, Beef and Chicken will be served from 12 to 4pm. Treat your Mother – she deserves it. Please book with The Bell as soon as possible as places are limited and this is one of their busiest Sundays by emailing or phoning 01844 208077.

St Nicholas Church services and events
  • Sunday February 25 Family Service at 10am
  • Sunday March 4 Family Holy Communion at 10am. Rock Solid 6 to 7.30pm

Thursday 22 February 2018

Repairs to Winchendon Road

Following representations made, the Parish Council have just been notified that emergency repair works on the Winchendon Road will be carried out starting from Wed 21st February lasting for a couple of days.

Repairs will be carried out on the road from the village exit to the junction with Cannons Hill. A ‘Temporary Traffic Regulation Order’ will be in place.

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Monday 19 February 2018

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Important Parish Council Meeting this Monday February 19 at 7.30 in the Cricket Pavilion
Among items on the agenda for this meeting will be a discussion of two recent planning applications in Chearsley. One at 2 – 4 Winchendon Road( Ref 16/00308/APP- Chearsley) for the demolition of the existing buildings and residential development to create 2 x 2 bedroom dwellings, 2 x 3 bedroom dwellings and 1 x 4 bedroom dwellings and a revised access. The other application ( Ref 18/00308/APP – Chearsley) is on land south west of Chilton Road for 9 residential dwellings and the creation of a new access off Chilton Road. Details of these can be found on the AVDC website at
The Parish Councillors welcome villagers’ comments on these two planning matters and other matters discussed during the meeting which can be made during Parishioners Question times at the beginning and end of the meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting on Monday and would like the Council to have your views, please send them by email to the Clerk of the council, Helen Spurgeon at Comments can also be sent to AVDC.

Annual Litter Pick Thursday March 1st at 9am
Help Clear Up and Cheer Up Chearsley After many years of organising the village in this annual clear up, Laura of the Heybrook family has now handed over the job to Alicia Howard and Alicia is now inviting as many villagers as possible to meet outside the shop at 9am on Thursday March 1, wearing brightly coloured visible clothing for safety ,and wearing protective gloves. Black sacks provided by AVDC will be supplied. Please come to help tidy up our village. The more the merrier in a case of many hands making light work. The Bell are providing hot drinks and home-made cakes from 11am for £4.00.

Margaret Faith
I learn of sad news of the death this week of Margaret who lived in Shupps Lane for many years. She had been in increasingly poor health for some time. Members of the monthly pub lunch of which she had been a keen supporter until she was unable to attend, and many other villagers will miss her and offer condolences to her family.

WW2 Veterans Remembrance Tours
The Royal British Legion plans to take all surviving veterans of World War 2 on a free Remembrance tour to where they served during their time in the Armed Forces. The tours will take place throughout 2018 and will provide the chance for participants to meet up with fellow veterans and pay respects at battlefield sites, cemeteries and memorials. The Treasury is enabling these free tours to be funded by Libor fines. No database exists of any WWS veterans still alive and the Legion is asking the public to help make sure every surviving veteran gets to learn of this opportunity to take part for free together with a family member and carer.
If you are a grandchild, neighbour or carer and know someone who fought in WWS, please tell them about this opportunity and encourage them to sign up. More information can be found at the Legion’s website

Aylesbury Choral Society, which has Chearsley residents among its members, are holding a concert of Bach’s St Matthew Passion in St Mary’s Church Aylesbury on Saturday March 24th at 7.30pm. Joining the choir for this performance will be Janet Shell, onetime member of Aylesbury Choral Society and former head of music at Waddesdon Secondary School. Janet went on to retrain professionally as a singer taking part in many opera galas and winning many prestigious singing prizes. Tickets cost £15 each and are available from St Mary’s church, or via their website,

Volunteer Opportunity at Turn End Haddenham
Turn End is a RIBA award winning group of 3 houses and a garden designed by Peter Aldington and widely regarded as a fine example of post-war housing design. Turn End Trust exists to ensure the conservation of the house and garden. It runs a programme of public events and educational activities, including open afternoons, guided walks of the garden, horticulture classes, creative workshops and a sculpture exhibition. The Trust relies on a team of friendly volunteers and is now asking for help from anyone interested in joining them between now and October. Please email for more information.

Qi Gong ( or Chi Kung) Classes at the New Village Hall Tuesdays 10.30 to 11.30am
Ben Olding is offering a new class in the new hall from April 17. Qi Gong is a holistic system of slow movements, postures and breathing originally from China and over 3000 years old and is based primarily on the movements of the lion, bird, monkey, fish and snake. These movements will help to release physical and emotional tension, reclaim physical and emotional stability, improve flexibility and mobility, gain mental clarity and reduce the effects of stress and increase your “internal” strength . Classes are £7 per session. Bring a yoga mat and water and wear loose comfortable clothing and training shoes. Please contact Ben at Phone 07473 118676 and website for more information.

Aylesbury Food Bank
If you would like to join our Vicar, Richard Phillips for a stint of 30 minutes or so helping collect for the Aylesbury Food Bank at Tescos, Tring Road on Friday February 23 between 1 and 3, Richard would be delighted to hear from you. It involves inviting customers as they arrive at the Store to buy 1 extra item of food from the foodbank list and then to donate it as they leave. Please email Richard at or phone him on 208987 so he can put you on the list.

St Nicholas Church services and events
  • Sunday February 25 10am Family Service Rock Solid 6 to 7.30pm
  • Saturday June 30 Save the Date for a fundraising event. Possibly a barn dance, a teddy zip wire off the tower (?). Suggestions and ideas are welcome.
  • Sunday September 2 Anne Persson has offered the use of a marquee in her garden for a church event, which could involve a bring and share meal. Thoughts on this are welcome. Another date to put in the diary.
Diary Dates
  • Thursday March 1 Litter Pick Meet outside the shop at 9am

Saturday 17 February 2018

Help Keep Your Children Safe Online

Message Sent By: Holly Turner (Police, Comms Officer, Thames Valley)

Help keep your children safe online

The internet is a fantastic place for young people to learn, play and socialise but it’s vital that they’re aware of its dangers and how to stay safe.

Here’s a few tips to help your child stay safe online:
  • Make sure your child knows what personal information is and that they’re share aware
  • Ensure you understand the social media your child is using. If you don’t know your Roblox from your Snapchat or are getting in a Twitch trying to keep on top of the social media networks your child is using, visit the Net Aware website
  • Follow the NSPCC’s TEAM approach:
    o    Talk – to your child/children about staying safe online, what worries them and you about them being online, the emotional aspects of social media (jealousy, self-esteem etc.)
    o    Explore their online world together
    o    Agree rules about what is ok and not
    o    Manage parental controls on all your family’s devices.
    o    Repeat – make it part of everyday life
If you need help setting up parental controls, adjusting privacy settings or need advice on social networks call the free O2 & NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5002.

If you fall victim to cyber crime or experience an attempted scam report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or visit

For more information and advice visit

Thursday 15 February 2018

Monday 12 February 2018

Friday 9 February 2018

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Parish Council
The next meeting of the Parish Council will be on Monday February 19th at 7.30pm in the Cricket Pavilion. They will soon be unveiling their new website, where you will be able to find information about minutes of past meetings and future meetings, a link to view all  planning applications, including a very recent application by Rectory Homes  for nine houses on land adjoining 2 Manor Villas, with  a new entrance  from Chilton Road. The website will also include a new  plan of all houses in Chearsley, which is an updated version of the one drawn up by Ted Hooton.
The councillors welcome everyone to attend their monthly meetings.

Peter and Alva Martin
Alva remains in High Wycombe Hospital, where she has been since last November, recovering from a stroke and damage to her back. Peter, who  had been going to see her every day, has now been admitted to Stoke Mandeville to be treated for pneumonia. He is slowly recovering and hopefully when he is back home again, he will resume his visits to Alva  with  lifts from villagers.
If possible, it would be helpful to have more volunteers sign up to either take Peter to see Alva in the morning  or bring him home again in the afternoon. There is an online Doodle calendar which can be found at where you can choose a date and time to help out.  If you prefer to contact Andy Yorke for more details, his email is

Wednesday 7 February 2018

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Defibrillator - Volunteers needed
A yellow and green cabinet, housing the new defibrillator is now on the outside of the wall of The Bell, awaiting the electricity supply before it can become operational. The equipment will be registered with the South Central Ambulance Service, (SCAS) is simple to use and full instructions will be included in the cabinet. The Parish Council will be arranging training courses in the village in due course. The Parish Council are looking for volunteers to undertake regular low-level maintenance checks, which would include a weekly visual check of the defibrillator to ensure everything is in order, plus occasional checks that the keypad operates, the cabinet is clean and the spare parts remain in date. The volunteers would also be a point of contact for SCAS, who have asked for a main and 2 back up contacts to be provided. No prior experience or knowledge is needed as a small amount of familiarity/training can be provided. The only qualification is a willingness to give a small amount of your time to help maintain this important village facility. Please contact John Lewis for further information at, or phone 07780 6000640 or 01844 201011 if you would like to help out.

Village Hall Volunteer Needed
The Village Hall committee need a Bookings Secretary for the brand new hall when it opens in April. Duties are light and require managing an electronic bookings system, handing over keys to hirers and occasionally showing potential users the hall and its facilities. If you are interested in becoming involved, please email with your details or to find out more.

The Bell
  • Sunday February 11 at 8pm is Quiz night. Everyone welcome, on your own or already in a team
  • Wednesday February 14 Valentine’s Day The Bell is offering 2 meals plus a bottle of wine for £28.
St Nicholas Church services and events
  • Sunday February 11 10am - Morning Celebration. 6pm - Evensong
  • Tuesday February 13 Pancake Party at the Church from 12 to 2pm. Everyone is welcome
  • Saturday June 30 Save the Date for a fundraising event. Possibly a barn dance, a teddy zip wire off the tower (?). Suggestions and ideas are welcome.
  • Sunday September 2 Anne Persson has offered the use of a marquee in her garden for a church event, which could involve a bring and share meal. Thoughts on this are welcome. Another date to put in the diary.

Monday 5 February 2018

Serious Injury Road Traffic Collision – Haddenham

Message Sent By: Diane Brown (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Aylesbury Vale LPA)

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was injured in a collision with a car in Haddenham.

Both vehicles were travelling in Lower Road towards Haddenham at about 3.50pm on Wednesday (31/1) when the cyclist, a 36-year-old man, was knocked off his bike, sustaining a broken leg.
The car failed to stop at the scene. The car was white and it is believed that other vehicles were behind it at the time of the collision.

PC Nigel Rosier, of the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing, said: “We would like to speak to anyone who saw the collision, the vehicle or cyclist involved, or has any information that could help our investigation, including dash cam footage.

“We would like to make contact with the driver involved in the collision as they failed to stop at the scene. If you have any information which relates to this investigation please contact police by calling 101, quoting reference number 947 (31/1)."

Anyone with any information about the collision can contact PC Rosier via the Thames Valley Police’s non-emergency number, 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Saturday 3 February 2018

Neighbourhood Alert - Assistance For Vulnerable Missing People

Message Sent By Alexandra Cross (Police, Communications, Thames Valley)

A new tool to help find missing people with dementia was launched earlier this week in partnership with search and rescue teams across the Thames Valley.

The Herbert Protocol is a form to record key information about a person with dementia. This should be completed by carers or family members in case they go missing.

Memory problems are one of a number of symptoms that people with dementia may experience, this can lead to feelings of confusion, fear and vulnerability and consequently can result in a person going missing.

Adopting the Herbert Protocol will help to ensure that the police and partner agencies, including the volunteer search and rescue teams, have the best possible information should someone with dementia go missing and a search needs to be conducted to find them.

It will help avoid any unnecessary delays as the right information is immediately available. The form may include if the person is on medication, favourite places they like to visit or key people they know.

Det Supt Nick John, Head of Protecting Vulnerable People, said:
“The Herbert Protocol seeks to reduce the harm suffered by people living with dementia who go ‘missing’ by ensuring that the information needed is readily available to help inform the risk assessment and the search by the police and partner agencies, including the volunteer search and rescue teams. I would strongly urge carers, whether family members, private carers, or care home staff, to adopt the protocol by completing the Herbert Protocol form in advance.”

Kris Manning, Chairman of Berkshire Lowland Search & Rescue, said:
“We are proud to be working in partnership with Thames Valley Police to launch the Herbert Protocol. This initiative will undoubtedly lead to better outcomes when searching for those living with dementia, providing Search & Rescue teams with better information, faster.”
Download the form and find out more information about the Herbert Protocol.