St Pauls Church Extension News
As predicted, the application for planning permission for the Church extension was sent off to Dacorum Borough Council in March and by the time this edition of Chipperfield News comes out, notices may be appearing around the village. In addition, notices were placed in the local press drawing attention to the proposals and to the effects of any building on the graveyard to the South East of the Church. Copies of the plans and details of the graves affected are now displayed in the Church and can be viewed between 9.30am and 400pm daily, In addition three wooden pegs have been placed in the graveyard to give a rough indication of the corners of the proposed building. We would now like to ask anyone who has memorial plants or bushes in the two flowerbeds in the Garden of Rest nearest to the Church to make themselves known to the Vicar, as some of these may need to be protected or moved if the building goes ahead. We have taken the advice of an arboriculturalist and would like the opportunity to talk to donors about his suggestions before making any further plans.
We are pleased to announce that Sian Hopkins will be taking over as Brown Owl in September. We are very lucky to have found a Guider who is keen and good fun. Sian has been working with us since January and will continue to do so until she has taken over completely.
We do need another full time adult who is willing to lend a couple of hours every Tuesday to support her, and without this help she will not be able to do it on her own. Gail Powell is leaving in July, as I am, but we dont mind sharing one week a month if it helps. Please think carefully about this: we might still lose our Brownies if someone doesnt come forward soon.