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December 1997

Gas & Electricity De-regulation

19th of December 1997

Dacorum Council staff are receiving training to enable them to talk to residents about the choices available when the British Gas and Eastern Electricity monopolies end in March 1998. Dacorum Council is neutral and will not recommend any particular supplier. David Nobbs, Chairman

New Blood Needed

19th of December 1997

Organising events has always depended on a number of individuals giving up their time freely to make them a success. As with other Club activities, the Fair can only be continued by finding new blood to take over from those who have done more than their fair share over the years. Unfortunately, this continues to […]

CrÈche At The Mount Prison

19th of December 1997

Would you like to help in a very real and practical way to keep a family together at a time of great strain on partners and their children? HACRO is starting up the crèche professionally, so that it is open every day and does not collapse through lack of regular support, as happened before. Visiting […]

From The Editor

2nd of December 1997

This is my first attempt at editing The Chipperfield News. In addition to grappling with the copy, I have never used desk-top publishing before and so this issue is the result of my “learning on the job”. Between working full-time and the usual domestic demands, I haven’t yet quite mastered the machinery. I hope, however, […]

Parish Council News

2nd of December 1997

Items reported to the meeting held on 10th November included the following of general interest: Chipperfield Beat Inspector Keith Ashton, in charge of rural policing in this part of Dacorum Division, advised the Council that crime in Chipperfield was running at a lower level than a year ago. In the seven months from April to […]

The Crack Of Dawn

2nd of December 1997

With the shorter days of winter comes the chance to be up “at the crack of dawn” without setting the alarm too early and the chance to see the night shift clocking off in the garden. My early morning runs with the dog (well, not early really) have been much more rewarding lately with regular […]

Phone Box Furore

2nd of December 1997

A letter from June Evans, Copthall, The StreetI am writing in support of our beautiful old red telephone box on the village green. It seems to me to be situated in exactly the right spot – convenient for visitors to Chipperfield to use. I realise, of course, that not all village residents own a telephone, […]