Thursday 25 February 2021

Friday 19 February 2021

Parish Council Election 6 May 2021

The Government has announced that Local Elections, including an election for Chearsley Parish Council, will be held on 6 May 2021.

On 1 February, the Parish Council issued advance notice of these elections, including encouragement to Chearsley residents to consider standing as a candidate for election.  We noted that at least one existing Councillor has decided not to stand again.  More details are provided on the Election 21 page of the Council website.. 

We have also now been advised of an on-line briefing on the nomination process that may be of interest to anyone considering putting their name forward.  Nominations may be made either via the Parish Clerk or directly to the relevant Buckinghamshire Council electoral office in Aylesbury. 
This briefing is intended primarily for Parish Clerks, to ensure they are familiar with the process, but the electoral office has confirmed that anyone interested in standing as a candidate can also attend and this will be particularly relevant to anyone who prefers to submit their nomination papers directly to the electoral office rather than via the Clerk.

The briefing will take place on Wednesday 10 March at 4pm
You can join on your computer or mobile app
Click here to join the meeting
Or call in (audio only)
+44 1296 794005,,14112299#   

A guide for joining a Teams meeting is available here.

Wednesday 17 February 2021

Lent Giving


With schools once again closed due to the pandemic, it is clear that many students still do not have access to a computer, laptop or data, and this lack of access to digital technology for all pupils, is demonstrating existing inequalities in households. You can go a little way towards helping some of our local young people this Lent, by making a donation to:

 3 Villages Lent Appeal

Lent is not just a time for “giving things up”, but for simply “giving” too!
All funds raised will be donated to Mandeville School in Aylesbury, and
spent on IT support for students in need of assistance.

Please make online payments to Alicia Howard  20 74 09  50983772

referencing your payment LENT or cash/cheque in envelopes clearly
marked LENT to Great Barn, School Lane, Chearsley.

Many thanks,
Alicia (Churchwarden at St Nicholas’ Church, Chearsley)

Tuesday 16 February 2021

Save our Surgery Update


Save Our Surgery, together with Unity Health and Long Crendon Parish Council would like to invite you to register to take part in an online public meeting about the plans to build a new community health and wellbeing centre at Greenings, Long Crendon. The meeting will be hosted by the Save our Surgery Group, with a panel of representatives from the Parish Council and Unity Health as well as Alex Bond, from PCMS Design who is developing the plans.

At the meeting there will be information about the proposed building design, which we are hoping to submit to the planning department in March. This centre is envisaged as a community resource for the health and wellbeing of all the residents of Long Crendon and the surrounding areas, and will secure the future of a health service which is located in the village. We need the support of as many people as possible to ensure the proposals move swiftly through the planning process so that the building work can commence before the crucial deadline in December. We will tell you more about how you can help at the meeting and in further communications afterwards. Please spread the word to your friends and neighbours.

The meeting will be online, via Zoom starting at 11am on Saturday, February 27.We are keen to hear your thoughts and welcome questions for the panel which ideally should be submitted prior to the meeting using the Save our Surgery (SOS) group’s email (see below). There will be the opportunity to submit questions and comments on the day via the Zoom chat facility. Spaces are limited, so please register to attend via the following email: - you will be sent a link, code and details on how to join the meeting. You can also check for updates and contact Save our Surgery through our Facebook page: We hope to welcome as many people as possible to this public meeting. We need to spread the word that access to healthcare in this community is still at risk and we need your support more than ever to ensure that this exciting project to provide a new health and wellbeing centre in the village is successful.

Saturday 13 February 2021

Messy Church

Hi everyone,  you may not be aware, but Messy Church has continued through lock-down. We meet on zoom for an hour of fun, friendship and faith with activities like scavenger hunts and quizzes.  This Sunday we will be pretending to be Secret Christians, hunting for evidence of Christianity in our houses and writing messages on toilet paper.  If you would like to come, let know or ring her on 01844 208740 and she can give you an activity bag and the zoom link.  It's for all ages, so do come along.

Hope you can make it



Thursday 4 February 2021

Chearsley Business Directory

The Parish Council is keen to help our community where it can.

We therefore plan to launch a ‘Chearsley Business Directory’ in the near future, which will be published on the Parish Council website and Chearsley BlogSpot.


It will comprise details of businesses in Chearsley and a message to encourage our residents to look for a supplier of goods and services within our own community as well as looking further afield.


The information to be listed in the directory will include company name and contact details, as well as a description of the goods or services provided.


For a business to be listed in our Chearsley Business Directory, it must fall into at least one of the following three categories:


  • Business owned by a Chearsley resident
  • Business operated by a Chearsley resident
  • Business located in Chearsley village


Some typical examples of businesses appearing in our list might be as follows:


  • Accountancy services and book-keeping
  • Art, design and printing services
  • Cars – e.g. car cleaning, auto repairs
  • Childcare e.g. babysitting, child-minding
  • Computer and IT services
  • Domestic services e.g. house cleaning, window cleaning, pest control
  • Food & drink e.g. pub, village shop, online deliveries
  • Gardening services e.g. grass-cutting, garden upkeep, landscaping
  • Health & wellbeing e.g. fitness classes
  • Household services e.g. building, electrical, plumbing, painting & decorating
  • Personal e.g. hairdressing, manicure, pedicure
  • Pets – dog walking, dog grooming, dog minding
  • Photographic services


….and more besides


We would therefore invite any Chearsley residents, who own or operate a business supplying any goods or services to the village, and would like to be included in our directory, to provide all the necessary information, by completing the form on this link.

Tuesday 2 February 2021

Peter Martin RIP

We have just received details of Peter’s funeral arrangements.

The service will be at Aylesbury Crematorium, Watermead, this Friday (5th February) and will be taken by our vicar, Reverend Richard Phillips, starting at 2.30 pm.


The service will be attended by Peter’s family and will, of course, be subject to current ‘social distancing’ guidelines.


However, the family have arranged for ‘livestreaming’ of the service and would welcome any of Peter and Alva’s Chearsley friends sharing the occasion via webcast.


Log-In details are as follows:



Username: Jika1478

Password: 521834


A copy of the service sheet is available on this link.


If you would like to make a donation in Peter’s memory to Oxford Children’s Hospital, please visit:

Monday 1 February 2021

Parish Council Elections May 2021

We have been advised that, after some further uncertainty caused by the pandemic, Local Elections, including for Buckinghamshire Council and Chearsley Parish Council, will go ahead in May of this year. Some readers may be aware that these elections were originally scheduled for May 2019 but were postponed for 12 months due to planning for the new unitary Buckinghamshire Council, then further postponed last year due to the pandemic. So your current Parish Council will have served for 6 years since the last election instead of the normal 4 years. 

Because of this extended period of office, it is particularly important this year that we do have a contested election to confirm that the people serving as your Councillors do have your support. This of course can only happen if enough electors put their name forward as candidates. There are seven Councillor places on Chearsley Parish Council, and we understand that not all of the existing Councillors are proposing to stand for re-election. We will therefore definitely need new people to get involved. If seven or fewer people put their names forward there will be no election, the candidates will be automatically appointed to the new Council and they will then co-opt at their discretion others to fill any remaining vacancies. Not a very satisfactory situation. 

So please think carefully - could you serve your village in this way? No special skills are required and lots help and guidance, including training if you want it, is available. Training would be funded by the Council. The main requirements are enthusiasm, a determination to keep Chearsley a special place to live and some time to do it. 

Full details of how to put your name forward, the timetable and a nomination pack have been published by Buckinghamshire Council and are available on the PC website here. Our clerk, Helen Spurgeon, may also be able to answer any questions (, or you can speak to any current Councillor. As well as election details, the PC website also provides a lot of other information about the Council activities.