Thursday, 8 July 2021

Village Update July 8th

o Village Party July 24th

o Chearsley Car Show Sunday 12th September

o Car Security - Protect your Remote Access Keys

o Please Don’t Feed Our Red Kites

o Water leak on Aylesbury Road

o 2nd Speed Indicator Device ordered.

o Roadwork Dates from TfB

Village Party July 24th

Chearsley Car Show September Sunday 12th September

The organising committee of the Chearsley Village ‘Classic & Vintage Fun Day’ are telling car owners and other enthusiasts to put Sunday 12th September in their diaries

The 10th Chearsley Village ‘Classic & Vintage Fun Day’, hosted by Chearsley Cricket Club, is due to take place on that date.

Last year’s show had to be cancelled due to the COVID epidemic but the organising committee are pressing ahead with the planning for the 2021 event, recognising that they may need to modify some aspects of the traditional format of the show in order to meet any required ‘social distancing’ rules and guidelines.

At the last show in September 2019, over 300 vehicles attended the show. At the end of June this year, around 200 owners had already registered their vehicles for the 2021 event.

Registration can be completed online at:

The show will open for the general public at 11.00, and close at 17.00. Entry and parking are free of charge.

In addition to a wide selection of classic and vintage vehicles, visitors will also be able to enjoy a flypast courtesy of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and visit arts & craft stalls. There will also be entertainments for youngsters, a programme of live music and a wide range of food and drinks available.

A major feature of this year’s event will be a tribute to one of the show’s founders, Fred Crawford. Sadly, he passed away very suddenly in early June, following a short illness. Fred made a huge contribution to the successful development of the show from its humble beginnings ten years ago.

All funds raised during the show will be invested in the development of Junior Cricket at Chearsley and a donation will be made to a COVID-related charity.

The success of our show is wholly dependent on the support of club members and the local community - over 50 volunteers lent their services on the day at the last event in 2019. Our 'team leaders' will be beginning their recruitment in the weeks ahead. Please help if you can…..

Car Security - Protect your remote Access car keys

The Parish Council has been looking into properly monitored CCTV as a way of preventing the spate of thefts involving lawnmowers, valuables from cars and even the cars themselves. This has been growing rapidly in the area. Keep all valuables out of sight and locked away where possible, whether in your car or on your drive. Furthermore the CCTV security experts we spoke to informed us that many car thefts are carried out by stealing codes from remote access car keys. This is done by the thieves operating a specialised receiver  sitting in a car parked near to your house or car park. Therefore consider keeping your car keys in a RF proof pouch and when at home in a metal container. These are available from Amazon at reasonable cost and are very effective. We heard that 1 individual in Aylesbury has had 3 cars stolen from his house in as many months using this method. 

Please Don’t Feed Our Red Kites

Increasing clusters of Red Kites have been noted in certain parts of the village. They are also dropping what appears to be rotting animal detritus from local feeding into villagers back gardens. The official advice from both the Chilterns Conservation Board and Royal Society for Protection of Birds is not to feed Red Kites. Normally Red Kites shy away from human contact but encouraging them to feed in gardens has lead to increasingly reported accounts nationally of seagull like behaviours where they will snatch food outdoors from a hand or an occupied table. Red Kites are large and strong birds with a 6 foot wingspan and very sharp and powerful talons so close human contact is to be discouraged.

Water Leak in Aylesbury Road

Just for information, the leak almost opposite Willow Gate has been reported multiple times to Thames Water. However no indication of when this will be addressed has been given.

2nd Speed Indicator Device (SID)

Following the positive effect our first SID has had on reducing speeding  traffic in the village,  a 2nd SID has been ordered by the PC and will be installed when it arrives in a 3-5 weeks.

Local Roadwork Dates from TfB

  • Aylesbury Road towards Cuddington- Monday 23rd August to Wednesday 25th August
  • Dark Lane – Thursday 16th September to Wednesday 29th September