Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Phil's Memorial Party July 3rd

SUNDAY  JULY 3RD 2022  AT  2PM

THE OLD VICARAGE GARDEN

A reminder that The Morbey Family are holding a Memorial Party for Phil.

There are no formal invitations. Come and join the family at 2pm for a happy afternoon, eating and drinking and sharing thoughts and memories of Phil in the house and garden he loved for more than 40 years.

Please bring a chair or blanket and wear a hat, as Phil would have done.

Saturday, 18 June 2022

Friday, 17 June 2022

Art Exhibition in Chearsley - tomorrow!


Come along and support some local artists while helping our local river at the same time.
 

Sunday, 5 June 2022

Camping Cancelled

 


The camping next weekend has been cancelled due to low numbers

The Worship in a tent on Friday night is still going ahead though, and all are welcome.



Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Monday, 16 May 2022

Chearsley Jubilee BBQ Sunday 5th June 1-3pm please RSVP

 Please email jubileelunch@chearsley.com if you plan to come or can help as per notice.



Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Village News

Chearsley's Chief Footpaths Officer in the news

Anthony Adams featured in the latest edition of South East Walker. Anthony does a fine job for Chearsley liaising with landowners and local rambling groups to help maintain local paths and gates. 


Chearsley Jubilee Celebrations - Free BBQ June 5th 1-3pm Village Hall


Cuddington Matinee Cinema On Monday 23 May at 1.30pm (doors open 1pm) in the Bernard Hall the warm-hearted comedy-drama ‘Love Sarah’ will be shown. Starring Celia Imrie, Rupert Penry-Jones and Bill Paterson, the film follows the journey of three generations of women to establish a bakery filled with love, hope and colourful pastries in charming Notting Hill. Entry £7 (£5 for Sunshine Club members) includes tea and cake at the interval.

Local  Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity are seeking temporary volunteers to help in their shops across Buckinghamshire over the busy summer holiday period. "With summer fast approaching, we are on the lookout for short-term ‘Summer Temp’ volunteers to help us run our shops during the busy summer period. Volunteering is a fantastic way to get out and meet new people as well as learn new skills. By giving your time in a Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity shop, you are doing something very special for someone else,” says Lily Caswell, Head of Retail at the Charity.

“Our Shop Managers provide all volunteers with full support and training and it’s a great opportunity for those that might be back from university, in-between jobs, retired or just want to help support your local community. So, if you can spare a few hours a week between June and September, please sign up as a Summer Temp volunteer – we’d love to meet you.”

The Charity has shops based in Aylesbury on the High Street, Broadfields and Walton Court, Chinnor, Haddenham, Thame, Wendover, Buckingham and Winslow as well as an online retail team based at their Furniture Showroom in Aylesbury. Apply here https://www.fnhospice.org.uk/volunteer/temp-retail-volunteers/ or drop into your local shop and speak tp the manager.

Monday, 9 May 2022

Church Working Party







 

A big thanks to everyone who helped at the Church Working Party yesterday, whether you swept the tower steps, oiled the bench, cleaned the gutters, planted primroses, attacked the ivy, polished the candelabras, rescued ladybirds, made cakes or anything else.

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Village History Meeting


Come and enjoy an exhibition of local author Ted Hooton's photographs of Chearsley Village of yesteryear....and join in the discussion on how we can best celebrate the heritage of our wonderful community in the years ahead.’

 


 

Thursday, 28 April 2022

Bin Collections over Early May Bank Holiday

Bin collections across Buckinghamshire will be operating to a revised timetable next week.

With no usual collections on Monday 2 May (Early May Bank Holiday), all usual collections that week will take place one day later than usual.  So Chearsley will be Tuesday.

Residents in the south of the county are reminded to please check to see if an additional one-off collection has been scheduled for your property the week commencing Monday 2 May. These collections are being provided to households which would otherwise experience a long delay between collections as the new bin collection schedules are being introduced. Please note the additional one-off collections are not impacted by the Bank Holiday and you should present your bin on the day listed. Please check your new bin day online.

As the weather continues to improve, it’s likely that BBQ season will be fast approaching in Buckinghamshire. Remember all foil drinks cans, plastic and glass bottles can be recycled at home. If you use a disposable barbecue, please make sure you’re disposing of it safely and responsibly after use. For helpful hints and tips, please take a look at our online Waste Wizard.

All of Buckinghamshire’s nine household recycling centres will remain open over the Bank Holiday weekend, including Monday 2 May. Before making a trip to the tip, please check the Council's website for all the latest household recycling centre information.

For more information including how to check your Bank Holiday bin collections and where to find your nearest household recycling centre, go to www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/bank-holiday-bins.

Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Village Hall Playground Online Survey closes end April

***** Survey Closes end of April*******

Over the last few months, Anne Adams and members of the playground committee have been busy researching the costs involved with updating our playground at the village hall.  

The plan is that a new playground will predominantly be targeted at younger children but will have some new pieces of equipment for older children and teenagers and will also be as accessible as possible.

As part of the process to secure funding, a consultation with the village and other users of the playground is being undertaken.  We would be grateful therefore, if you could take a couple of minutes to answer a few simple questions at this survey link below.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/D2HBDZ7

Wednesday, 20 April 2022

Friday, 15 April 2022

Wednesday, 13 April 2022

John Wynburne

 It is with great sadness that we have to report that Rev John Wynburne, a well-loved vicar of this parish from 2009 to 2015, passed away last Friday.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Anna, their children and grandchildren.



Monday, 11 April 2022

Good Friday

Join us for all or part of our Good Friday walk from Nether Winchendon to Long Crendon, via Chearsley. We have a service to suit everyone. First a family friendly service in Nether Winchendon, then a more sombre service in Chearsley, suitable for older children and adults, and finally the very traditional Stations of the Cross in Long Crendon. Bring your own picnic, or enjoy a ploughman's that we will be providing in Chearsley.




Note from Cllr Brown on Hedgerow Works on Crendon Road

I am pleased to provide a report which hopefully will answer the many questions raised by interested parties of recent late regarding the works to hedging along the main road from Chearsley to Long Crendon on the land owned and managed by the Reynolds family.

I hope that this is helpful in providing folks with an accurate and informative note after a conversation with the family who are and continue to be committed to the welfare of their land and those many wildlife residents that live there. 

They are replacing the old hedge with a new, more resilient hedge of our various native British species. 

They are part of the Government’s Higher Level Stewardship scheme and promote the provision of mature wildlife habitats and sustainable farming. 

Roadside hedging does have a tough time due to the obvious fumes and salt from passing vehicles and as the hedges age the bottom becomes very thin and vulnerable with that particular hedge still having remnants of Dutch Elm plus it had become choked with Elders and Ivy.

They do not like seeing the hedges when they are being replaced but are happy in the knowledge that they did not sustain much wildlife due to the thinning plus they have a lot of great wildlife habitat on the farm into which they can fairly easily relocate that wildlife until the new works have rejuvenated the area alongside the road.

Early March is a particularly good time for them to replace that hedge as the field it borders has been left to stubble this year to provide good cover for the English Partridge plus they have overlaid it with stubble turnips for the in-lamb ewes to feast upon. 

The result is that they are not destroying any crops and this coupled with the recent storms having caused even more damage to the already fragile hedge, resulted in there decision to bite the bullet and completely replace it.

Hopefully with all this investment the wildlife will benefit for many years to come.

If there are any further questions i am sure the Reynolds would welcome some sensible dialogue or please write to me at my Bernward Buckinghamshire Council email address if preferred below


Nicholas J Brown 

Chairman Chearsley Parish Council & Bernward Buckinghamshire Councillor 

Saturday, 2 April 2022

Friday, 1 April 2022

Ultrafast Broadband is coming to Chearsley

The Parish Council has today been given a presentation by Gigaclear, the company that will be bringing ultrafast broadband (up to 900Mb) services to the village in the near future.  The information we received was very useful and reassuring, particularly in terms of the way the installation will be carried out, the arrangements they will make to minimise disruption to everyday life during installation, and the services they will provide.

Current planning is for the Installation work to start around the end of April, with the first customers offered service July/August.
Recognising the level of interest there is likely to be in this initiative, Gigaclear has agreed to host two open meetings for village residents to provide full information on their plans and answer all the questions you will have.  The first will be on-line, probably using Microsoft Teams, and the second live in the Village Hall.

Gigaclear will be writing to all households in the village soon, introducing themselves and providing details of these meetings.  We strongly recommend that residents try to attend one of them and use them to raise your questions and concerns.  If however anyone has a question you would prefer the Parish Council to ask on your behalf please send it to us at the usual address: chearsleypc@chearsley.com.

In the meantime, you may like to take a look at the services provided by Gigaclear at www.gigaclear.com

Thursday, 31 March 2022

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Monday, 28 March 2022

Chearsley Village Hall Playground Refurbishment Project

Over the last few months, Anne Adams and members of the playground committee have been busy researching the costs involved with updating our playground at the village hall.  

The plan is that a new playground will predominantly be targeted at younger children but will have some new pieces of equipment for older children and teenagers and will also be as accessible as possible.

As part of the process to secure funding, a consultation with the village and other users of the playground is being undertaken.  We would be grateful therefore, if you could take a couple of minutes to answer a few simple questions at this survey link below.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/D2HBDZ7

Monday, 21 March 2022

Chearsley Roadworks 24/3/22

We have been advised of an underground utilities survey by Buckinghamshire Council on

Thursday 24 March that will require:

**  Closure of the top of School Lane with consequent diversions around village roads
**  Traffic Control and one way movement on the main routes around the main Chearsley Junction

Timings/duration are not firm but it is expected to be in the morning.  The work involves only electronic detection methods, it will not be necessary to dig up the road.
This is in connection with the Parish Council plans to reconfigure the junction to improve safety and reduce speeding and completes work that was started on 25 January.


We apologise for the inconvenience these works will cause.  
If you have any questions, please email chearsleypc@chearsley.com.

Mother's Day

 


Children and adults are welcome in church on Saturday morning from 10.00 till 12.00 midday to help make posies, with coffee and cake. Donations of small flowers and foliage would be much appreciated. Please leave them in the church porch on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning.  Thank you.

Thursday, 17 March 2022

Bell Ringing Saturday Morning


Special Ringing on Saturday 19th March

Just to let you know that on Saturday 19th March, starting around 10:00am, we'll have a visiting group of skilled ringers ringing a peal to mark the Church History Day (held in church on Sunday 20th March from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, with tea and cake!).  Do listen out for what promises to be some excellent ringing.

 


Wednesday, 16 March 2022

Church History Day & CAKES!

Don't forget to come along to our Church History Day on Sunday, 2-4pm.  There will be plenty for all ages to do and lots of yummy cakes!


 

Tuesday, 15 March 2022

Chearsley Village Trust is re-launched

With new Trustees and a revised Trust Deed, we are delighted to announce that the Chearsley Village Trust is live again after a 10-year absence.

The objectives of the Trust are spelled out in detail in the Trust Deed, which is available here.

In broad terms the Trust is established to provide financial assistance to individuals or groups connected with Chearsley for activities including: the advancement of citizenship; community development; amateur sport; the arts;culture; heritage; science; for the protection or improvement of the environment; and of course to help those in need.

The Trustees now invite applications from qualifying individuals or groups for a grant towards the cost of their project or activity.

We encourage all applications to be made using the application form that is accessible on the new Trust website at http://www.chearsleyvillagetrust.org.uk.

Paper copies of the form will be available in the Village Store and The Bell for applicants without access to the internet.

The website has all the details required to make an application. It will also provide details of all grants made and other information about the Trust.

The Trust will meet every April and October to consider applications.

The closing date for applications for the next meeting will be Monday 25 April 2022.

Should you have any questions regarding the Trust, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the Trustees directly. They are:

Martin Johnson: Chair

Margaret Morbey: Secretary

Rachel Sampson: Treasurer

Sharon Woodford

John Lewis

Alternatively, please email your query to villagetrust@chearsley.com.

Wednesday, 9 March 2022

Saturday, 26 February 2022

Chearsley Roadworks and Lane Closures March 3-18

The Parish Council has for several years been lobbying Buckinghamshire Council (BC) to improve the roads in and around chearsley. There has been some progress, with the main route through the village and with School Lane, and we are pleased now to see that the remaining lanes are imminently due to receive attention.

Most people will have seen the road signs already in place and received a communication through the door from Buckinghamshire Council with details of the works. If for any reason you have missed this, a copy is on the Parish Council website here. Alternatively, speak to any Parish Councillor. Please note that whilst the BC letter is entitled Dark Lane, the works will affect other lanes as the letter indicates.

The timetable and detail provided by BC is very helpful, but the Parish Council advises caution in the way it is used simply because of inevitable delays that we know can occur to works of this sort. So please make allowance for short notice changes to these arrangements.

To help anyone with vehicle access difficulties during the works, especially those in Dark Lane who may be impacted for longer, a number of temporary car parking facilities are being made available:
  • Cllr Paul Bown has kindly offered the use of his Pasture. For anyone not familiar with the location, go to the bottom of Church Lane, turn left and it's the gate 30 yards on the right. If you use this facility, please take great care not to cause damage to the pasture: it is clearly very soft at the moment and easily churned up by vehicles.
  • The Church car park may be used but please not on Sundays
These two facilities will of course not be accessible during periods when the lower part of Church Lane is closed, and anyone using them overnight should be particularly alert to this.
  • There will be limited temporary parking potentially available in the Village Hall car park. Please be mindful that it is used daily by CHUF staff, parents dropping off young children and other hall hirers. All parking is at the owner’s risk and Chearsley Village Hall does not offer any liability or security for parked cars.
  • Chearsley Cricket Club is offering use of their car park. However, they need the main gate to be kept locked, so if you wish to use this please email Louisa (louisagadsby@hotmail.co.uk) who will share the code for the padlock on the gate. If there’s a lot of rain the park can become very muddy which may make other options a better choice.
We have spoken to Gary our postman who says he will do his best to deliver mail on foot where he cannot get his van through. His allocated time for delivering to the village is however limited and he may not complete his round every day as a result.

Even with these mitigations, the work will inevitably cause inconvenience and difficulties and we’re sorry for that. It is unfortunately unavoidable if we are to realise these much-needed improvements to the village.

It will not be possible for the Parish Council to issue regular updates on the progress of the works but we will do all we can to keep everyone informed of any significant changes to the plans. A copy of this note is on the PC website

Thursday, 24 February 2022

Church History Day


 

Do you want to be part of the Long Crendon Health Centre Fundraising and Grant Application Committee ?

 We have been asked to distribute the following message from Long Crendon which is addressed also to Chearsley residents.

Following the commencement of building works and the approval from the planning officer, a new committee is needed to drive the fundraising and grant applications to ensure the Phoenix Wellbeing Centre becomes a reality. While Greg Smith MP has yet to confirm whether central government funding will be forthcoming, fundraising will be needed to ensure the Phoenix Wellbeing Centre is not only completed but an outstanding role model for rural health care. This means not simply replacing the current Trinity Health building with a more modern version but something far more visionary. The goal is to create a practise where our community can not only see doctors and nurses and collect prescriptions but also a space for groups and practitioners focussed on a holistic approach to health. 

Until Greg Smith confirms the amount of government funding, a fixed target cannot be set but we can start planning how to successfully raise funds. To manage the overall fundraising goals, the LC Parish Council and SOS Long Crendon group are setting up a new committee. The fundraising and grant committee will oversee rather than manage each event. As the Summer Fete and Tracey’s auction of skills and experiences have shown, individuals can organise very successful events. The committee will be on hand to ensure any fundraising done for the Phoenix Wellbeing charity is compliant with the Charities Commission, promoted widely, engaging as many members of the community as possible and above all, fun! In addition, the committee will work on grant applications to support the project. The committee will include members of the LC Parish Council as they will be responsible for managing the building project and the finished building. 

Despite the challenges of the past two years, our village community has shown strength and resilience and we want to capture some of this great spirit. New events like the Advent Windows and Scarecrow trail have showcased creative talent and a desire to build an engaged and compassionate village. Previous SOS and PC meetings have shown there is a breadth and depth of experience and willingness to get involved with both fundraising and grant applications. If you have relevant experience, please apply to PWLC2022@gmail.com  for the following roles:
  • Chairperson
  • Treasurer
  • Legal
  • Secretary
  • Marketing and Social Media
  • Fundraising and Events
  • Grant applications
Thank you.

Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Monday, 21 February 2022

Friday, 18 February 2022

Monday, 14 February 2022

the WI - revised time

Please note that today’s talk on crop circles will start at the earlier time of 2.00pm followed by refreshments.

 

Saturday, 12 February 2022

Monday, 24 January 2022

Friday, 7 January 2022