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March 1998

Use It Or Lose It – If You Can Get Near It

19th of March 1998

Bollards; white keep clear lines. Whats next? I refer to the obstacles that have appeared on the roadside frontage of Chipperfield Post Office Stores since opening 18 months ago. We were given no advance warning or even the courtesy of being informed that these obstructions would be appearing. We had a ramp built to the […]

Near Miss For Three Ex-presidents

19th of March 1998

Much to their own and each others amazement, three members of Chipperfield Evening WI scored 79/2 points in the recent County Quiz Competition held at Kings Langley Community Centre. The team, all past Presidents, were competing against teams from twenty-four other Institutes from West Herts. They missed a place in the County Final by just […]

1st Chipperfield Brownie Pack

19th of March 1998

The 1st Chipperfield Brownies are currently preparing for their Deaf Awareness badge thanks to Jan Dennants expert tuition. They have been learning to use sign language and the badge is one of the more unusual that the Brownies can work towards. We are also preparing for the first Pack Holiday for some years. It will […]

Ancient Wild Hollies

2nd of March 1998

In his regular column in The Guardian, naturalist and broadcaster Richard Mabey writes “The proliferation of wild hollies proceeds apace in the Chilterns … they are becoming the dominant understorey in beech and oakwoods on the acid plateaux. Across much of Chipperfield Common the hollies make up impenetrable thickets below the timber trees… Chipperfield and […]

Alarm Service For The Elderly Celebrates

2nd of March 1998

15 YEARS OF SERVICEPiper Emergency Control system started in 1983. It provides an emergency service to tenants in accommodation for the elderly owned by Dacorum Borough Council and is extended to owner/occupiers within the range of the service, to sheltered housing schemes managed by an adjacent local authority and several Housing Association. The alarm service […]

Editorial

2nd of March 1998

I cannot believe that I am the only person in Chipperfield who finds the chairs in the Village Hall so very uncomfortable that I set almost solid after sitting on them for a couple of hours. I admit that I have short legs, which probably doesn’t help but I haven’t noticed too many giants in […]

The Numbers Game

2nd of March 1998

The Local Government Commission for England have just published and presented to the Secretary of State their Final Recommendations for the Future Electoral Arrangements for Dacorum in Hertfordshire – a glossy A4 size booklet of 38 pages. It is the result of over twelve months consultation and deliberation and has hardly left unchanged one ward […]

Dont Forget!

2nd of March 1998

From 1 March the Chipperfield News mailbox will be located in The Post Office Stores.

Cricket Club Picture

2nd of March 1998

Chipperfield Cricket Club have commissioned a painting depicting cricket being played on The Common. The result was so good, they decided to produce framed prints of the original and offer them for sale as a fund-raising exercise. The framed prints are on sale at Chipperfield Larder and the Bovingdon branch of Something Special, price £45. […]

Chipperfield School Of Dancing

2nd of March 1998

With a successful show behind them, the girls at the Chipperfield School of Dancing are now working towards their ballet and tap exams. The classes have proved to be so popular that new classes have now started and there are a few vacancies for anyone who would like to join. The older girls who have […]

The Two Brewers Refurbishments

2nd of March 1998

From the middle of April The Two Brewers will be transformed into “The Builders Arms” as workmen descend on the 400-year old hotel to refurbish the premises. The new owners, Scottish & Newcastle Hotels, expect the work to take three months and there will be no public access to the building throughout this time. The […]