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19th of November 1998

This is Mrs Smith. I have to go to The Nap Surgery on Thursday for a two oclock appointment. Could somebody take me please? You have just rung Chipperfield Care, maybe for the first time, and are perhaps feeling anxious. You have to get to the surgery. There is no bus; you cant walk; you […]

The Cost Of Vandalism

2nd of November 1998

What may have started as a little harmless fun has landed St Pauls Church with two large and very unwelcome bills. Two sections of otherwise reasonably sound churchyard wall have been damaged by vandalism. The repairs will cost in the region of£4000!The plan to re-build the worst sections of the wall, a focal point of […]

Chess Valley Bridle Ways Association

2nd of November 1998

This year is the Associations Silver Jubilee and we have been busy raising funds to finance our Jubilee project, which is the re-surfacing of the Jasmine Safety Track in Chipperfield known locally as “The Narrows”. I am pleased to be able to report that due to the generosity of local residents and companies (who have […]

Plea To St Pauls Parents

2nd of November 1998

Please permit people passing purposefully to proceed peacefully.In other words, if your child cant walk to school and be cared for by our two very reliable crossings ladies, please parents, drive and park with more consideration for others.With cars all over the place, often badly parked, and children being let out of their seats onto […]

Local Wedding

2nd of November 1998

On Saturday 29 August at St. Pauls Church, the marriage took place of Jane Soanes, daughter of Ann and Tony Soanes of West View, Bucks Hill and Steven Rickett, son of Margaret and Bob Rickett of Downer Drive, Sarratt.With Angela on holiday, the ceremony was taken by Tim Marshall of Bovingdon. Several members of Chipperfield […]

New Dance And Drama School

2nd of October 1998

A new dance and drama school opened in Bovingdon in September. Based in the Primary school, the principal is Georgina Heppell, who is offering classes for children aged 3 and over. Her main aim will be to produce yearly shows to raise money for local causes and charities, starting with Decades of Dance, to be […]

A New Organist/choir Master And A New Youth And Childrens Worker!

2nd of October 1998

Rather belatedly we welcome Stanley Carter to St Pauls as our new organist and choirmaster. A secondary school teacher in Luton, Stanley has been with us since April. He has made a enthusiastic start and has already enlivened our services with his imaginative playing of organ and piano. His hope is to attract more youngsters […]

News From Brisbane, Australia

2nd of October 1998

Carol is now living and working in Brisbane, where she spent some time in the 1980s, and has noticed the dramatic growth in urbanisation there. Her work has also changed: Having lived here permanently for a while, I miss the country lifestyle. Lucky for me that this is only a temporary transfer with my job! […]

A Sting In The Tail

2nd of October 1998

As wasps do such a good job of collecting caterpillars from the vegetable garden, if at all possible we leave their nests undisturbed, but this year one queen seemed determined to build her nest just inside the shed where the door opens. Half a dozen times I drove her out and rubbed off the beginnings […]

Horticultural Society

2nd of October 1998

Entries for our Autumn Show were a little down on last year but the judges were impressed by our high standards and we had a good turn out of visitors despite the showery weather. But as one season ends so another begins. The Societys committee meets later this month to discuss the schedules for next […]

Chipperfield Tennis Club

2nd of October 1998

Another successful tennis tournament was enjoyed by everyone. Once again a high standard of tennis was achieved, particularly by the junior members.Congratulations to the following:Ladies DoublesWinners: Doris WilliamsMonika MathieuRunners up: Pat BaylissSheila SimpsonMens DoublesWinners: Luigi LandolfiJohn BaxterRunners up: Pan PanayiChris BlackmoreUnder 14sWinners: Thomas GoldieAndrew LockRunners up: Thomas McGrathTommy GrayWe are going to have a busy […]

Art Group

2nd of October 1998

The artist George Sear will be demonstrating water colour painting at the Youth Club (opposite the Church on the Common) at 8pm on Wednesday 14 October.Visitors and prospective new members are all very welcome at our meetings. Contact the secretary. Rita Musk on 01923 263525 for further details if you wish, or just turn up, […]

Chipperfield School Of Dancing

2nd of October 1998

Mrs. Gurney has been teaching ballet at Chipperfield in the Baptist Church Hall for six years, and in that period pupils have had the opportunity to do show work plus training towards their ballet examinations. Pupils who took their ballet and tap exams in July all passed with high grades. The school works hard to […]

New Speed Restriction

2nd of October 1998

Hertfordshire County Council intend to implement a 40mph speed restriction on Chipperfield Road between Tower Hill and Bovingdon.This is in answer to concerns from residents of Bulstrode Cottages about the speed of traffic along this stretch of road. The limit should come into effect this month, subject to the placing of the Traffic Order.

Poppy Appeal

2nd of October 1998

At the end of the month there will be a knock on your door and once more you will be asked to support the Poppy Appeal; and the vast majority of you will, thank goodness.The Poppy Appeal exists to help all ex-Servicemen and women, and their immediate dependents, who sacrificed so much during the two […]

Chipperfield Common – Woodland Management

19th of September 1998

Following the site visit to the next compartment of woodland scheduled for work this season, Cameron Lewis, the Woodlands Officer of Dacorums Environmental Services Department, writes: “The meeting took place on the evening of 8 July when about 20 residents gathered to look at compartment 2 and discuss the proposed works. “The compartment structure can […]

Open Day At Hemel Hempstead Magistrates Court

19th of September 1998

Saturday 26 September A rare opportunity to see behind the scenes and visit the cells. Local members of the Magistrates Association will be presenting mock trials to show how the law is applied to the benefit of the community. There will also be an exhibition showing all aspects of the courts work. Why not drop […]

1998 Best Kept Village Competition

19th of September 1998

Some of the comments made by the judges following their visit to Chipperfield 1. Trees, hedges, walls, fences, verges, residential properties, roads, gardens and outbuildings: Favourable: Gardens lovely throughout; Scatterdells Park Caravan site lovely Unfavourable: Some dog dirt on footways; a few weedy gutters; household rubbish dumped at the end of Croft Meadow 2. Open […]

Mediation Service

2nd of September 1998

The Dacorum Mediation Service was launched in July. This new service, intended to reduce friction between neighbours, is free to residents of the Borough. Trained mediators help people identify what is at the root of the friction and then try to create a solution by helping the parties come to an understanding which takes all […]

Dacorum Card

2nd of September 1998

If you live in the borough and are receiving meanstested benefit, you may be entitled to a Dacorum Card. The card is free and gives you discounts and privileges at over 100 local businesses and facilities, including sport and leisure, food and drink, transport and Council services.The scheme has been running for just over 18 […]