Thursday, 6 October 2022

Village News

 Village Shop in danger of closing at end of October 2022

The current lessee has been losing money as sales have not covered expenses for several months so has stated that he is looking to give up the lease whose term ends this month. Therefore the Parish Council is meeting to ascertain what, if anything, can be done. If you have any views or suggestions please send to or attend the village meeting on the 17th October at the Village Hall

The next Parish Council meeting is at the Village Hall 7.30 pm Monday October 17th

The final agenda will be put up on the noticeboard as usual. The potential village shop closure will be an agenda item as noted above.

Chearsley Car Show on October 2

Despite being rearranged at short notice due to the death of the Queen, this was a great success with some 350 exhibitors and a profit of ~£6,000 which will go to the cricket club. There was a tremendous turnout of volunteers and much hard work to ensure this was such a success. Thanks to the committee, all those that helped through the day and all those who donated prizes, bottles, cakes etc

Wetland Restoration Project at Manor Farm

More details of this project can be found at this link.

Donations sought to improve Chearsley to Notley Path by raising the bridge across the stream

New wide gates are being fitted either side of the little footbridge and to build up the ground level both on the Haddenham side and across the front of the steel field gate. This will entail Nick laying down 100 tons of his chalk to provide a raised walkway where it perennially floods. This will be capped with 20 tons of 70/40 mm aggregate to provide a firm and hopefully immovable raised path from the bridge to the mill race embankment - see photo below. The cost of this aggregate delivered to site at £23/ton is £460. We will raise the field gate on the RHS so that it can still be opened over the new raised path.

On the Haddenham side of the bridge 20 tons of Type 1 aggregate will bring up the field ground level at the bridge, again where it floods - see photo below. 20 tons at £32/ton will cost £640.

The total cost with VAT is £1,320. Haddenham RIPPLE has promised £200. Chearsley PC have contributed £200 already and several other individuals have already contributed.If you would like to consider donating towards this project please send to :

Mr WJ Piers Sort: 07-01-16 Acct: 40931965

Donors will be recognised by a plaque on the bridge.