Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Village News+

November 5 2019  by Margaret Morbey 01844 208913  email margmorb@mail.com

Thames Water Works Cuddington Bridge
PC Chairman Nic Brown visited the considerable works currently underway at the Chearsley - Cuddington bridge area and spoke with the site manager and team who were keen to stress that they are doing everything they can to ensure the works are completed ASAP but it is a massive job that’s being undertaken. All the old above ground pipes that handle fresh water supplies in the Winchendon, Cuddington, Chearsley area are being dismantled as they are very old and creating leaks so temporary diversions are being put in place so that the old pipes can be removed and new underground pipes installed. The works are scheduled to go on to April 2020 and Richard the site manager is available to chat with and he’s very keen to get both the pipe works done and the road kept as clear as possible including ensuring the traffic lights are working at all time’s !! 

New Homes at 3-7 Winchendon Road, Chearsley 
Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust have advised that they have selected Edgar Taylor (Buckingham) Limited to build the new homes at 3-7 Winchendon Road and works are due to start the week commencing 4" November 2019. They recognise that building work can cause disruption and whilst every effort will be made to reduce this, there may be operations during the development that could cause temporary inconvenience to those living nearby and wish to thank all in advance for their patience during this process. For enquiries about the shared ownership properties or the larger one for sale please contact Anne-Marie Anne-Marie.Humphreys@vaht.co.uk . The rented ones will be let through Bucks Home choice. Should you have any questions or concerns please contact via Development Team Contact Centre: (01296) 732600 Email: developmentteam@vaht.co.uk

Service of Remembrance  will be held at 10.45am at the War Memorial followed by refreshments in the Village Hall. A collection for The Not Forgotten Association will be made.   Joy is to be praised for her efforts to visit every house in the village selling her poppies. Poppies are also on sale in the shop and The Bell if you have missed her.

Festival of Remembrance   The idea of having a Chearsley Royal Albert Hall type celebration in the Village Hall will not be taking place this year. Fred Crawford hopes that plans for this will be ready next year and would be interested to learn from villagers if they would consider coming to such an event.

50 Years of Heybrooks in Chearsley   Mike and Susie recently celebrated living in Chearsley for 50 years, coming to live at Manor Farm in 1969. They are to be congratulated for all the many contributions they and their family have made to Chearsley during that time – the fete, Playgroup dances,  Parish Council, The Memorial Field, The Cricket Ground amongst many more. Many villagers will also remember with fondness when their farm was open for soft fruit picking, and many who spent happy hours there working in the fields.

Dashwood Trophy Presentation for Best Kept Village in Buckinghamshire   On Monday October 21 at the Village Hall, Nic Brown on behalf of the Chearsley community,  was presented with a trophy  by Sir Henry Aubrey Fletcher, President of the Best Kept Village in Buckinghamshire Award .  The Dashwood Trophy is awarded for the Best Runner-Up in the smaller village category with populations between 500 and 1.500 inhabitants. The trophy, a silver watering can is on display in The Bell.

Oxford Cambridge Expressway    The Parish Council has considered the results of its recent survey which was completed by over 100 residents and resulting in 80% calling for the Parish Council to oppose the plan. The Parish Council unanimously agreed to adopt a position of formal opposition to the plan and has communicated this view to a range of political and other contacts at both local and national level. 

Reporting Potholes and Road Issues   The Parish Council would like to request that villagers report road issues directly to Transport for Bucks via the website https://www.fixmystreet.com/ as well as sending an email to the Parish Council. This website can also be used for reporting issues outside of Chearsley eg  fly tipping.

Bingo At The Bell will be held on Tuesday November 5. Eyes Down at 8.45pm. A chance to win some good cash prizes (the more players there are, the greater the prizes). Raffle during the interval.    Bingo players can eat beforehand for a special Bingo price. Come along; you might get lucky.

Quiz at The Bell  will be held on Sunday November 10 at 8.00pm.  Everyone welcome, in a team or on your own.

Parish Council November Meeting   will be held on Monday November 18 at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

Chearsley W.I. Meeting   Tuesday November 19 in Chearsley Village Hall    The Speaker this month will be Alan Mitchener, well known Chearsley resident who will be giving a light-hearted exploration of how travelling by water has developed through the centuries entitled “From Dugout Canoes to HMS Queen Elizabeth”.  His talk begins at 2.40pm after the W.I. Annual meeting at 2.00pm until 2.30pm.  Everyone is welcome, whether or not a member of the W.I.  Men are welcome too! Non- members will be charged £4 which includes refreshments with home-made cake.  For more information, please contact Anne Lewis at annelewis@cdoconsult.com or phone 01844 201011

Village Hall Management Committee   The AGM will be held on Thursday November 21 at 7.45pm in the Village Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Elevensies   Saturday November 23 from 10am to 1pm in the Village Hall.  There will coffee and cake and a Christmas Food Fair with seasonal decorations, gifts and goodies, plus a prize raffle. Proceeds to St Nicholas Church Chearsley and The Children’s Society.

Christmas Wreath Making    Monday December 2nd at 7.30pm until 9.30pm in the Village Hall   Joy is again holding an evening for you to create a beautiful festive decoration for your door, using natural foliage. All you need is to bring some florist scissors or garden secateurs. Everything else is supplied.  Please let Joy know if you would like to book a place. The cost is £25.  Proceeds from the evening go to St Nicholas Church, Chearsley and a donation to charity. Please contact Joy at joychearsley@gmail.com or phone 01844 208513

Calamity Jane at Cuddington Matinee Cinema    On Monday November 25 at 1.30pm (doors open at 1pm) in the Bernard Hall, Cuddington, the 1953 American Technicolour Western Musical “Calamity Jane” will be shown. Based on the life of the Wild West heroine and her alleged romance with Wild Bill Hickok, the film stars Doris Day and Howard Keel. Well known songs include “Secret Love”, “The Deadwood Stage” and the Black Hills of Dakota”.  Everyone welcome to come. Entry is £5 and includes tea and cake during the interval. The book, please phone 01844 291526 (office hours) or tickets might be available on the door.

Red Kite Radio  are raising funds to buy equipment which will enable them to broadcast live from outside local events. Their present equipment only allows them to record “soundbites” at any event such as a village fete, beer festival, Kop Hill Climb  and send them back to the studio at Haddenham Garden Centre for broadcast later. A crowdfunding appeal on https://www.spacehive.com/ has been launched. If you are able to donate to help out our local radio, please go to this website and search for Red Kite Radio. Payment is through your bank account or via PayPal and money will only be taken if the target of £5,600 is reached by November 25. Red Kite Radio can be found at 107.2 all day every day.

Services at St Nicholas Church:

Sunday November 10      Holy Communion  at 9am  followed by Service at The War Memorial at 10.45am

Sunday November 10      Messy Church Bonfire 4 to 5.30pm

Sunday November 17      Chearsley Praise

Sunday November 24       Evensong at 6pm

Diary Dates

Saturday November 9     Long Crendon Fireworks  5pm onwards, ignition at 6pm   https://www.tickettailor.com/events/longcrendonpta/308429

Sunday  November 10      Quiz at The Bell at 8pm

Saturday November 16   Chearsley Cricket Club Dinner and Dance at The Oxford Belfry

Monday November 18     Parish Council Meeting at 7.30pm in the Village Hall

Tuesday November 19     Chearsley W.I. Meeting 2pm in the Village Hall

Thursday November 21   AGM of the Village Hall Management Committee

Saturday November 23    Elevenses and Christmas Food Fair  10am to 1pm in the Village Hall

Monday November 25    Cuddington Matinee Cinema   Calamity Jane  at 1.30pm at Bernard Hall

Monday December 2        Wreath Making Evening at the Village Hall at 7.30pm