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