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May 1998

Victory!

2nd of May 1998

Many thanks to all the people who supported us in our fight for the removal of the bollards and white keep clear lines from the roadside frontage of the Post Office Stores. They have now been removed.Over 900 signatures were collected on the petition and many people wrote letters to the council. Thank you all […]

Speeding In The Chilterns

2nd of May 1998

The Chiltem Society is concerned about speeding on rural roads throughout the Chilterns. In a recent poll of Society members 87% were in favour of speed limits. The Society now seeks the views of a wider public on the following proposals:• 30mph speed limits in all villages, or• 40mph speed limits on all minor roads […]

Lost Dogs Found

2nd of May 1998

May I convey my sincere thanks to everyone I troubled in my search for my two dogs who went missing on 18 February. Alls well that ends well and they are home safe and sound. My thanks again.Shirley Higgins, Bucks Hill

Amersham Museum

2nd of May 1998

49 High Street, Amersham, BucksThe history of Amersham displayed in part of a 15th century half timbered hall house. Exhibits include the story of the Amersham Martyrs, followers of John Wycliffe who were burnt at the stake in the 16th century; old local crafts of lace

Village Hall Chairs

2nd of May 1998

Village Hall users may like to know that the Committee did discuss the replacement of the chairs at length in 1995, when samples were tried and tested.The Committee recognised the importance of comfort and appearance, but were persuaded to retain the current stock after considering the following practical needs:stackability and storage ability to be clipped […]

Flag Fen

2nd of May 1998

You can discover the excitement of historical detection at one of Europes most important archaeological sites. Flag Fen is just 3 miles from Peterborough city centre and is clearly signposted from the A47 and A 1139. There is a Bronze Age Farm with primitive domestic animal, original plants and wildlife and family living quarters. In […]

Our Library Service

2nd of May 1998

This year Hertfordshire Libraries must reduce their spending by £1.52 million. To avoid cutting opening hours of closing libraries the savings will be achieved through changes in the services provided.The library service will continue to maintain 52 branch libraries and 10 mobile libraries throughout the county. Special services to the housebound and those with impaired […]

Water Volewatch

2nd of May 1998

Water voles are the largest member of the British vole family. They used to be a common sight crouching at the waters edge or swimming close to the banks of waterways. Water voles, also known as water rats, are now threatened with extinction in Great Britain.A survey in 1989-90 showed that water voles had vanished […]

Chipperfield News Business Manager

2nd of May 1998

From May this year, we are pleased to welcome Tony Briselden as the new business manager of Chipperfield News.Our thanks to RoIf Stammeijer. who is retiring from the position due to pressure of work, for undertaking the task for the past eighteen months.Richard EdwardsChairman, Chipperfield News To achieve this we shall need to maintain our […]

Wedding In Sussex

2nd of May 1998

Sally Brand (nec Brown) and Cohn Manson were married at Leeford Place Hotel near Hastings on 21 March.The bride wore a full-length ivory dress with long sleeves and bodice and was given away by her mother, Mrs Betty Brown. Victoria Manson was Sallys bridesmaid and Tracey Norton her matron of honour. Robert Holttum was best […]

Best Kept Village Competition

2nd of May 1998

Just a reminder that we have entered the Best Kept Village competition again this year. Judging will take place unannounced during the month of June. It would be good if we could improve on our 1997 placing of third, with Certificate of Merit.