Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

A Note from The Parish Council Chair, Nic Brown

Nic's note is on the Chearsley PC website here

Food sell off


Hi All,  For £5 in an envelope to Gary at PJ Produce (unit 9) you can have as many tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, onions, pints of milk and pre cooked poached eggs as you can carry/fit in your car. 
Please please pass this on.  
If anyone  interested. Gary’s number is 07803 476 588   He’s shutting the warehouse at 4pm.
There is a huge amount of food that will be thrown away if it doesn’t go today. If you know anyone who needs milk, precooked eggs, as well as veg please pass this on.

Directions – you drive all the way down the main road through the industrial estate as far as you can go without turning round the bend to the left at the bottom. Unit 9 is straight in front of you at the end with lots of white vans parked outside – and probably a queue of cars!


Monday, 30 March 2020

Covid Related Scams on the Increase

Chearsley Parish Council have passed on these two notices containing warnings and advice on current Covid related scams:

1. Bucks County Council have released this

2. National Trading Standards have released this

Friday, 27 March 2020

Village Covid-19 Update 27/3/20 Unitary Health info

Latest information on Unity Health opening times, services and prescription handling by Chearsley Good Neighbour contained in the link here   - Please Read.

Food Bank Collection Point


Chearsley Good Neighbour Scheme


Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Village Covid-19 updates et al

National NHS Volunteer Initiative
This is a new national official version ( https://www.goodsamapp.org/nhs ) of our own Chearsley Good Neighbour (CGN) scheme. The latter has been successfully up and running for a week now - report below. Susan Olding our CGN coordinator will join this national scheme to better integrate with our local one.
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Chearsley Good Neighbour Update from Susan Olding
"This has been very active with over 50 volunteers. So far, I have had 10 requests for prescriptions and two shopping requests and requests for fresh vegetables. I have put a message on my answerphone suggesting that people email me if possible,at assistance@chearsley.com,  or leave a message - just so that I can manage this as best I can.

Can requestors please give as much notice as possible so as to reduce the number of trips to collect prescriptions, maybe to once a week. Of course, if folks are ill then we will collect medicines as soon as they are ready"


Chearsley Village Hall
The Chearsley Village Hall Management Committee have decided that, unfortunately, the playground should be off limits in line with current Government advice.  The hall will be closed to groups but open for now only to any approved individual who needs the space to film tutorials or exercise classes. Notices have been posted on the gate and the playground equipment.

Chearsley Cricket Club
All cricket matches and training are suspended for the time being. The pavilion, practice nets and other facilities are closed for recreational purposes until further notice.

Long Crendon Bakery
They are only running a pre-order and collection service now for bread, fresh vegetables and some pre-packed meat, smoked fish etc. Orders to be taken by phone only, 01844 396221, from 9:00am on the day of collection. Payment will be taken on the phone & a collection slot (car reg no.) & collection phone no. given.
"Please be patient as we will be packing & sorting as you are here."

(See previous posts on The Bell takeaway service and the Village Shop.)

Petty Theft
A theft of a sundial from a front garden has been reported. Please be keep an eye out and note down details or take pictures of any suspect activity in the village.

Chearsley.com Mail Accounts
For anyone who uses a chearsley.com mail account that is not just forwarding to another primary email address. Our mail and file hoster changed server addresses last week. If you use or know someone who uses a chearsley.com mail address that is not downloading mail, you should still be able to read and send email via the web interface. But for your local clients that download mail, you may need to update these settings per the advice below. If still having issues contact webmaster@chearsley.com

E-mail Setup  
If you were using the old server name in the settings for an email client, this will need to be updated. 
If you were using webmail, this will now be accessible on:  
Webmail:   http://chearsley.com/webmail once your domain is pointed
Username: The full e-mail address that you are trying to access
Password: The password you chose when adding the mailbox
 
The settings for your email client will now be:  
 
Incoming/outgoing server address: whirlpool.footholds.net
Username: The full e-mail address that you are trying to access
Password: The password you chose when adding the mailbox
SSL:          On - please note 'SPA' must be disabled
Outgoing server authentication: Enabled (same login details as above)

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Chearsley Allotments available

Spare village allotments on the Winchendon Road are available for a very modest rate. If interested please contact Maureen Gillis on maureen@mgillis.uk or 208 742. As Maureen says "We are going to have a lot of spare time on our hands. May as well grow something !".  

Currently as per the 23/3/20 Covid-19 Emergency Measures from The National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Ltd, this is within the current Government guidelines. However as the detail makes clear in the link below, all full and sensible precautions should be taken. Social distancing, no more than 2 people on a plot, no shared tools,  hand sanitiser, no one to go there who is ill or living with someone who is so etc.

https://www.nsalg.org.uk/news/covid19-information/

Monday, 23 March 2020

The Bell Takeaway Menu - free delivery or collect

Beat the crowds elsewhere and support your local. Sharon and her fabulous team are providing a take away service for collection at side door (if not at risk) or delivery to: Chearsley, Ashendon, Winchendon (and can cover Long Crendon). Menus are below and there are printed versions you can collect outside the side door plus these are also being delivered today locally.  Phone or email in your order.
Monday: Closed,  Tues through Saturday: 12-2, 6-9pm, Sunday 12-3pm

(Click into the images to get a better resolution.)


Pictures from Light a Candle

Here are a selection of pictures from yesterdays Light a Candle from Chearsley folk here and a few living away:













Sunday, 22 March 2020

Chiltern Railways Amended Timetable


Chiltern Railways is operating a heavily amended timetable from tomorrow 23/3/20 please check if you are travelling next week.

https://www.chilternrailways.co.uk/

Friday, 20 March 2020

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update from Chearsley Parish Council


We have all been devastated by news of the impacts of the increasing spread of COVID-19. The succession of government announcements in recent days will place major restrictions on our ‘normal’ lives for weeks and possibly months ahead.

In particular, the government has announced a wide range of so called ‘social distancing’ measures, details of which can be found on various government information publications including this link:


The Parish Council has put in place a number of measures to help the community of Chearsley, as we tackle the challenges posed by the spread of the COVID19 virus.

Chearsley ‘Good Neighbour’ Scheme 

To help support our individual efforts where this is needed, we are announcing the launch of the Chearsley ‘Good Neighbour’ Volunteer Assistance Scheme. 

Susan Olding has kindly agreed to co-ordinate the work of a team of volunteers and the remit of the scheme will include providing any help or support needed in the wake of the new COVID-19 measures.

For example, this might include collection of shopping, picking up prescription medicines from the local surgery or chemists, dog-walking and so on – routine tasks which will suddenly become impossible for those unable to leave their homes for a prolonged or even a short period of time…..or maybe it’s just a friendly chat from time to time – either on the telephone or at home.

Susan has already recruited a team of volunteers and if you are able to offer your own services, please get in touch with her:

Home: 01844 201134
Mobile: 07960 275920

Anyone requiring any help or support, please contact Susan. 

It would help us if you could either submit one of our assistance request forms:
‘Good Neighbour Chearsley’s COVID-19 Volunteer Assistance Scheme’

A copy is available on this link

Alternatively, make sure you have the information available when you telephone.

Village organisations

We also need to do all we can to support our local businesses in the village during these difficult times and the Parish Council will assist wherever possible, including with communication.

The Bell

Despite the inevitable decline in visitors to The Bell, Sharon and her team will be developing a new ‘take-away’ and ‘home delivery’ meal service and and have made arrangements for us to continue buying beer and our favourite drinks from the pub. 

Sharon can be contacted at:
Home: 01844 208077

The Village Shop

Jeyan and Sugi will be doing their utmost to ensure that the shelves at Chearsley Village Stores remain as full as possible of all the key grocery items in the weeks ahead. They’d also be very happy to discuss any individual needs you might have. So, before you spend countless hours trying to put together an order for an online grocery delivery, pop in and see whether Jeyan and Sugi can help.

St Nicholas Church

The Vicar, Richard Phillips, has offered his own services and those of the St Nicholas Church community to provide pastoral care within our village. As ever, this commitment to listen and offer reassurance extends to the whole village whether or not you go to church. He has promised his full support and prayers for all the initiatives undertaken by the Parish Council.

Richard can be contacted at:
Home: 01844 208987

The Village Hall

The Chearsley Village Hall Committee has noted the current COVID-19 advice issued by the Government and will ensure that supplies of soap and/or hand-wash are in place at the hall along with paper towels and fully working hand driers. The hall is cleaned thoroughly twice a week and extra care will be taken going forward to ensure all surfaces are disinfected regularly.

The committee plans to keep the hall open and available to all those who want to use it but the responsibility lies with users to ensure that Government advice to stop the spread of COVID-19 is being followed where needed and appropriate.


NHS First Responder

The NHS Community First Responder for Chearsley Village is Kevin Dennington.

Kevin supports the work of the South Central Ambulance Service, supporting medical emergencies and sometimes providing life-saving first aid to a patient in the crucial minutes before an ambulance arrives.  While Kevin is not permitted to carry out any specific medical interventions, he is more than happy to share his expertise and understanding with any in our community.

Kevin can be contacted at:
Mobile: 07748 596642

Parish Council business

We will not be holding our regular monthly meetings in the Village Hall for the time being but instead will use video conferencing. It is likely that will continue for the foreseeable future, subject to any formal guidance we may receive. 
We will advise any change to that arrangement. Regrettably we are unable to invite public attendance on the video conference but will provide every opportunity for questions and comments to be submitted by other means. Advance agendas and minutes are published on the PC website as well as being displayed on the bus stop noticeboard.

Communications

Most Parish Council communication will be via email distribution, Chearsley BlogSpot, Village WhatsApp group and the PC website. Additionally the Chearsley Village and Chearsley PC Facebook sites may be used for major notices.

If you know of anybody who does not receive messages by one of these methods, please encourage them to sign up.   We can provide guidance on how to do that if required. 
We will also display messages on the village notice board and do occasional door to door mail drops.

Contact the PC at:

Village sites: 
Chearsley Blogspot (has an email subscription service also) : 
Chearsley Village Group Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1096303420498222/
Chearsley PC Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CHEARSLEYPC/


We face some difficult months ahead, but the Parish Council is confident that the community of Chearsley will do its utmost to work together to minimise the hardships which will inevitably be experienced by some of our families, friends and neighbours.

Our Parish Councillors are very happy to speak to you about any concerns or if you would like further information:


Nic Brown (Chairman): 07776 161644

John Lewis (Vice-Chairman): 07780 600640

Paul Bown: 07836 270067

Martin Hearmon: 07831 522731

John Howard:  07970 651326

Keith Turnbull: 07785 725177

Julia Witcher: 07905 755995


19th March 2020



Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Chearsley Parish Council – 16/3/2020 Meeting Cancellation

Chearsley Parish Council – 16/3/2020 Meeting Cancellation

As a result of advice from the Government yesterday afternoon, the PC made a late and regrettable decision to cancel its planned meeting yesterday evening.
We apologise to anyone who arrived for the meeting to find it not being held.
We are planning to meet this evening (17/3)  at 7.30 by video conference, with the main items on the agenda being:
  • Coordination of village activity to assist those in our community requiring help
  • Decision on how to conduct our work over the coming months

If you have any input you wish to make to the meeting, please email Chearsleypc@chearsley.com 
We will monitor that email address up to and during the meeting.

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Chearsley Parish Elections

For more information on standing as a councillor, including a nomination pack, follow this link http://www.chearsleypc.org.uk/community/chearsley-parish-council-13750/pc-elections-2020/


Chearsley Litter Pick Report

On behalf our community, many thanks to the 15 volunteers who took part in the Annual Litter-Pick on March 5th and which was organised by Alicia Howard.

They collected 25 bags of rubbish from the village lanes and the approach roads to the village as well as car tyres, assorted car bits and smashed up council road signs.

The team were rewarded with a hot drink and delicious cakes in The Bell following their endeavours.

Many thanks to all the volunteers – and no thanks whatsoever to the selfish oafs who continue to litter our roads with drink cans, plastic bottles and food containers year after year.



Chearsley Volunteer Driver Scheme


Madrigals at The Bell Friday 8th May 11.30 am


Chearsley WI 17th March 2-4 pm


Thursday, 5 March 2020

Upcoming Local Choral Production

Six of Chearsley’s finest are singing in this highly acclaimed local production. Tickets available from Susan Olding or EventBrite or on the door.


Monday, 2 March 2020

Oxford-Cambridge Expressway Update

The Parish Council has maintained its close contact with the No Expressway Group (NEG) in recent months, following the overwhelming opposition within our village to the building of the road and the accompanying plans for massive new housing development within its corridor.

As previously reported, the NEG organised a ‘Westminster Event’ on Wednesday 26th February, involving a briefing session for MPs at the Houses of Parliament, followed by the presentation of a petition to ‘Scrap the Expressway’ to No. 10 Downing St.

Chearsley were represented by villagers Alex Wall Morris and her ten year old daughter, Bella, on the day. Alex and ‘Eco-Bella’ were part of the delegation which presented the petition to PM, Boris Johnson, at No. 10, together with MPs Greg Smith (Buckingham) & Layla Moran (Oxford West & Abingdon) and other NEG representatives.

Many will remember a feisty presentation from ‘Eco-Bella’ to the 2,000 or so visitors to our Classic Car Show last September, encouraging us all to adopt more environmentally friendly lifestyles.
See further information on the event and some of the media coverage achieved on these links:




A number of sources have recently suggested that the building of the Expressway will indeed be scrapped and a formal announcement will be made in the Chancellor’s Budget Speech on Wednesday 11th March. However, the NEG will not relax its campaigning efforts until formal assurances are received that the project will not go ahead and will continue to challenge the government on the detail of any plans for further housing development in our local area.



Messy Church - 8th March


Chearsley Pub Revival Day - Saturday 13th June

In recent years, a programme of ‘Historic Chearsley’ events has been organised under the aegis of the Parish Council, to reconnect our village with its proud heritage.

It is planned to hold ‘The Chearsley Pub Revival Day’ on Saturday 13th June 2020

Today just one public house (‘The Bell’) does a wonderful job in serving our local community and providing a valuable social hub.

Historical records show that as many as five other houses in village have sold beer and refreshments to local residents at various times during the last three or four hundred years (‘The Boot’ ‘The Old Plough’ ‘The Pig & Whistle’ ‘The Red Lion’ ‘The White Horse’), each with a fascinating story to tell.

The format of the day will be as follows:

12.30 – 14.00
Reception, exhibition and launch at Chearsley Village Hall

14.00 – 17.30
Walk round the houses in the village, which previously sold beer to the local community, with a presentation and refreshments provided by the current owners

18.00 – 22.30 BBQ and party at The Bell

Put the date in your diaries – more details to follow

If any residents have any photographs or other information/anecdotes relating to ‘pub life’ in the village in days gone by, please contact John Howard – 07970 651326 or jnh@dbmc.co.uk

Friday, 28 February 2020

Chearsley Village Events Errata

Please note corrected date of the AVM :

Chearsley Parish Council Meetings at Village Hall
Next PC Meeting: Mon 16th March 7.30pm
Annual Village Meeting: Mon 20th April 7.30 pm

Also note that:
Town and Parish Council Elections will be held - May 7th 
Nominations open to stand for Parish Council - March 31
(See separate post for election process and details)

TOWN & PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS 7 MAY 2020

The following official note is being circulated by the Parish Council for consideration by all electors in Chearsley. Anyone with an interest in becoming a Parish Councillor should seriously consider putting their name forward for election when nominations open on 31st March.  If anyone has further questions they should contact the Chearsley Parish Clerk in the first instance: helen.v.spurgeon@gmail.com


BRIEFING NOTE – BACKGROUND INFORMATION

When are they taking place?

The Town & Parish Council elections will take place on 7 May 2020. Hours of poll will be 7am – 10pm.

What other elections are taking place on this date?

The Unitary elections for the new Buckinghamshire Council and the Police & Crime Commissioner elections will also be taking place on 7 May 2020, hours of poll exactly the same.

How will the elections be administered?

As the Register of Electors are not going to be merged before the Elections, the elections will be administered by the relevant current District offices. For example, if your town or parish council falls within the existing district of Wycombe, your election will administered by the Wycombe Elections office. Similarly, if you fall within the existing district of Aylesbury Vale, then this will be administered by the Aylesbury Vale district office, and likewise for those councils that fall within the Chiltern & South Bucks area, your elections office in the district of Chiltern & South Bucks will administer your election.

What is the process for the Verification and Count, and when will they take place?

As there are three elections taking place on the same day, ALL ballot boxes for all the elections will need to be verified before any counting takes place. This is because the Returning Officer will need to ensure that all votes issued are accounted for, and are also not in the wrong box for the Count.

At close of poll at 10pm, the Presiding Officers will return their ballot boxes, and all associated documentation to the Count venues. Verification for all of the three elections will then take place that evening.

The Returning Officer has determined that the Count for the Buckinghamshire Unitary Council Elections will take place on Friday 8 May 2020 commencing at 10am.

The Count for the Town and Parish Council Elections will take place on Saturday 9 May 2020 commencing at 10am.

The arrangements for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections are being run by the Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) for the Thames Valley region. The Buckinghamshire Returning Officer is still awaiting confirmation on the details of the Count for this election although it is understood that the Count for this election will take place on Monday 11 May 2020.

Area Counts

There will be area Counts for both the Buckinghamshire Council, and Town & Parish Council elections on 8 May 2020 and 9 May 2020 respectively.

The Count for those Town & Parish Councils within the Wycombe ‘district’ will be held in High Wycombe. The Count for those Town & Parish Councils within the Aylesbury Vale ‘district’ will be held in Aylesbury, and the Count for those Town & Parish Councils within the Chiltern & South Bucks ‘districts’ will be held in Denham.

Final arrangements for the venues for each Count is still being finalised and once details are available, they will be circulated to all Town and Parish Councils by the end of February.

Until the close of the nomination period, the number of contested Town and Parish Council Elections will not be known. Therefore, the final arrangements for the Counts will be confirmed at that time.

Ballot papers

As there are three elections on the same day, the ballot papers for each election will be a different colour. Confirmation in relation to what the colour for each election will be is still awaited.

Notice of Election

The Notice of Election will be published on 31 March 2020. The period for nominations will then commence, and the deadline for nominations for the election will be 4pm on 8 April 2020. Nomination forms can be delivered by parish clerks, collectively and individually, but cannot be sent in the post or electronically. Original signed forms must be provided. Candidates can deliver their own nomination forms if they so wish.
Following the deadline, a complete statement of persons nominated will be published.

Candidates/Agents Briefings

The Returning Officer will be holding briefings across Buckinghamshire for all candidates and agents in March, which will provide information on the process for nominations and all confirmed arrangements for the Counts. There will be briefings in each ‘area’, i.e. in the Wycombe ‘district’, in the Aylesbury Vale ‘district’, and in the Chiltern/South Bucks ‘district’. Dates will be confirmed in the next week or so for these briefings, and details will sent direct to Town and Parish clerks.

Nomination Forms/Information

These will be sent to all Town and Parish Councils from the Area Offices in the lead up to the Notice of Election being published. Each Area Office will be in contact with their respective Town and Parish Councils Clerks and it is currently envisaged that the forms and information will be circulated by the end of February. Copies will be held by the individual clerks so candidates can liaise with them rather than having to visit the Area Office in question. Further information will be circulated to all Clerks about Purdah by the end of February (purdah will commence when the Notice of Election is published on 31 March).

Paying For The Election

As per previous Town and Parish Elections, the cost of running them will be absorbed by the Area Offices in the first instance. The Town and Parish Councils will then be issued with an invoice for the costs relevant for their own individual election. It is anticipated that the invoices will be sent out in June. If you wish to receive information of estimated costs of the election for your council, please contact your relevant ‘district’ office who can provide some indicative costings for you. Please bear in mind that the costs will vary depending on whether you have a contested or non-contested election.

Questions/Queries

Please contact your relevant Area Office if you have any questions or queries relating to the Town and Parish Council Elections. (These contact details should also be used on polling day itself).

Contact Details

Aylesbury:
01296 585701
The Gateway
Gatehouse Road
Aylesbury
HP19 8FF


Chearsley Events in March


Chearsley Litter Pick March 5th
Meet at the Village Shop at 9.30 am,  bring black bin liners.
Wear gloves and brightly coloured jackets.
Finish at Bell 11 am for coffee. See poster below.

Oxford Adventure Film Festival March 4th
This being run by Gill & Andy Wight's son James.
The program of films and workshops and tickets can be seen and booked here:
https://adventureuncovered.com/film-festival/buy-film-tickets/

Chearsley Parish Council Meetings at Village Hall
Next PC Meeting: Mon 16th March 7.30pm
Annual Village Meeting: Mon 20th April 7.30 pm
Previous agendas and minutes can be found here:
http://www.chearsleypc.org.uk/

Events at The Bell
 Bingo       Tuesday 3 March 8:30 pm
 Quiz        Sunday 15 March 8 pm (Note this is a week later than usual)
 Mothers Day 22 March 11-3 pm  Sunday Lunch. Book Early
 Wednesdays 6:30-9 pm Pie and a Pint £12
 Saturdays  6:30-9 pm 2 Steaks & Bottle of Wine £25
 Fridays    10 am-12     Coffee and Cake £4.50
 Sundays    3 pm           Meat Raffle 

St Nicholas Church March
 Sun 1st: 10am Family Communion (S&RW)
 4/5th March to 1/2nd April Lent Course
 Sat 7th: 9.30-10.30am Prayers in NW
 Sun 8th: 9am Holy Communion (RP)
 Sun 8th: 4pm Messy Church
 Sun 15th: 10am Chearsley Praise(RP)
 Sun 22nd: 10am Mothering Sunday (JS)
 Sun 29th: 10am Benefice Communion in CH (GN)


Friday, 7 February 2020

Chearsley Good Neighbour Scheme

After discussions with Alicia Howard and John Lewis, I am in the process of setting up a scheme to assist those in Chearsley who need lifts to attend medical appointments. I hope to be able to have this up and running by the end of March.

I am happy to be the telephone contact for those who need lifts and to coordinate this initially, on an informal, neighbourly basis.

First of all, I will need some volunteers to offer to drive, and then I can set up a WhatsApp group to contact everyone. If drivers don’t use WhatsApp yet, it is easy to set up on a mobile phone, and would seem a good way to start. Otherwise contact can be through phone calls and emails.

I understand that most insurance companies are happy to provide cover for this voluntary help, at no extra charge, but drivers would have to check their own cover.

Please do contact me if you feel you would be able to assist with this, or if you are able to help me with arrangements and provide back up when I am away.

Susan Olding

Home number 01844 201134
Mobile number 07960275920
email Susan@chearsley.com

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Friday, 24 January 2020

STOP PRESS - Hold the Date 18/7 Chearsley Fete

Chearsley Summer Fete 2020 

18th July on the Village Green and around the Bell Public House

Fun and games for all the family
2pm – 5pm

Hog Roast and live muslc
7pm until late

More details to follow soon

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Car crime update from our Thames Valley Police CPSO

Over the past few days we have received reports of thefts from vehicles specifically in the villages of Haddenham and Stone.  CCTV footage from residents has shown persons walking around just trying vehicle doors.  No damage has been reported to any vehicles at this time.   We would like to advise residents to ensure that their vehicles are secure and that no items of value are left within…..

Crime prevention advice:

  • When leaving your car, close all windows and lock your car
  • Park your car in an attended car park
  • When parking at home, use your garage. If you don't have a garage, park in a well-lit area
  • Don't leave anything on display in your vehicle
  • Take all your personal possessions with you
  • Remove sat nav holders and visible sat nav ring marks from windscreens
  • Leave the glove box open to show there's nothing inside
  • Fit an alarm or immobiliser to your car
  • Record the details of your property on the Immobilise website https://www.immobilise.com/
  • Do not store your car's documents in the car
  • Secure your wheels using locking wheel nuts


Please contact TVP on 101 or email the Waddesdon Neighbourhood Team on waddesdonnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk , if you have any information or would like any further advice with regard to these issues……….

Sunday, 19 January 2020

Update on burst main by the green

Update from Nic Brown 17:15 :
“Just caught up with the Thames water guys and they have located the fractured pipe new clamp on its way so should be sorted in two / three hours max , in the meantime there may be an interval of no water for some houses.”

Friday, 17 January 2020

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Village News

Village News   January 14th 2020  by Margaret Morbey 01844 208913  email margmorb@mail.com

A Christmas Wedding in Chearsley   On Saturday December 28, the Wedding Day celebrations for Alex Brown (daughter of Nic Brown, Parish Council chairman) started at lunch time  in The Bell where many Chearsley friends had gathered to greet her in her Wedding finery and wish her well  before  her candlelit wedding in the village church at 2.30pm to Aidan Turnbull.  Congratulations to Alex and Aidan and every good wish for their future happiness.

Christmas Trees  Wanted   for the Chearsley Village Camp in May. Please take your old Christmas tree to the field at the bottom of Lower Green Lane which can be reached by going through the gate at the bottom of the Lane, down the field, through the next gate and leave the tree in the very bottom field over by the fence on the right.

Chearsley  W.I.     Aylesbury Street Angels   Chearsley W.I. have their next meeting on Tuesday January 21 in Chearsley village hall when the guest speaker will be our vicar, Rev. Richard Phillips. He will be speaking about  and sharing first hand knowledge  of the work of the Aylesbury Street Angels who provide voluntary Christian support during the night time and help to make the town centre safe. They work in partnership with the police, door staff, taxis and other agencies, engaging with the public, offering a listening ear and practical assistance.   The meeting starts at 2pm for W.I. business with the speaker from 2.30pm to 3.30pm followed by refreshments. Everyone is welcome. There is a charge of £4 to include refreshments for non-members.  All ages, ideas and new members are welcome. Come along on Tuesday and find out.

Burns Night  will be celebrated at The Bell on Saturday January 25th.  Traditional Burns Night food including Cullen Skink, haggis with neeps and tatties and a vegetarian option is on the menu. 2 courses cost £17.95 or 3 courses for £19.95. Please contact Sharon as soon as possible to book your table for a great meal and traditional Burns Night festivities.  

The Unforgettable Affair  is the second book that Gilly Hall Travers of Chearsley has written which is now published and available to buy from Amazon. It is a semi autographical book which tells the story of her son ,Marcus,  the central character ( Maximilian)  and  her husband (Marco).  Reviewed as “a wonderful read, a real page turner”.  Her first book Italian and Roman Feasts is still on sale with Amazon. 

Road Junction Improvement Study – your opinions are needed.  The Parish Council have considered several options to improve the multiple road junction in the centre of the village, near the Chestnut Tree. They have decided to take 3 options forward for further investigations. The Parish Council is inviting comments from residents on these 3 options. The consultation period will last until the end of January when a further review will be conducted and a decision made on the best way forward. Please send your comments to JunctionStudy@chearsley.com or post them to Orchard House, Church Lane, Chearsley HP18 0DF.

Severe Weather Emergency Provision (SWEP) accommodation for rough sleepers.  The Parish Council have received advice from AVDC Housing team for anyone who may be sleeping rough or at risk of this on the streets of Aylesbury Vale. They should ring 01296 585168. The Council with the Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust are working to extend the current severe weather emergency provision accommodation for the entire months of January and February.  Although, this is not envisaged as a problem in Chearsley, if you see anyone sleeping rough you can use the contact above or contact Streetlink via http://streetlink.org.uk or phone 0300500 0914 who will notify AVDC Outreach teams so assistance can be provided.

Cuddington Matinee Cinema
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society  is being shown at The Bernard Hall on Monday January 27 at 1.30pm with doors open from 1pm.  This is a 2018 historical romantic drama starring Lily James, Tom Courteney and Penelope Wilton.  Set in 1946 the plot follows a London based writer who begins exchanging letters with a resident on the island of Guernsey which was under German occupation during WWII.  Tickets which can be booked by phoning 01844 291 526during office hours and may be available on the door,  cost £5 which includes tea and cake during the interval. Come and enjoy a pleasant afternoon in front of a big screen in a comfortable seat.

Church Services at St Nicholas

Sunday January 19   Chearsley Praise at 10am

Sunday January 26    Evensong at 6pm