Chipperfield Logo

July 1999

Its A Lock-up!

19th of July 1999

They let us out again! A big ‘Thank-you to everyone in the village who sponsored us to spend a night as a guest of Her Majesty at HMP the Mount in April. Your generosity enabled us personally to raise over £2,000 and the final total should approach £24,000. 85 people, including our Bishop, an MP, […]

Holiday Club ‘99

19th of July 1999

Our Holiday Club will operate from 26 to 30 July, from 10 am to 12 noon in the Village Hall. To run it we need an army of helpers, before and during that week. If your child usually attends or might be interested in doing so this year, please consider giving a helping hand. We […]

See The Area You Live In – By Bike

19th of July 1999

We are a small group of mountain bike riders who ride in the Chiltern area and occasionally further afield. If you are interested in joining us you should be of average fitness or better. We try to keep to country lanes and bridleways and the times of rides and distance covered varies. If you would […]

Fly-tipping Garden Rubbish

2nd of July 1999

If you are tempted to trundle your garden rubbish over on to the Common to tip it out, after all it is biodegradable think again! Cultivated plants seem to love the conditions and will quickly take hold, smothering and replacing the wild plants so destroying the natural mixture of the woodland. Our Common Ranger has […]

Mothers Union

2nd of July 1999

Our next meeting is on 14 July at 7.45 pm, when we will be having a talk entitled Aids and You. Guests are most welcome. For venue see the Pew Sheet. On 11 August we have our annual Teddy Bears Picnic in the Vicarage garden, for mums and toddlers who have attended the Pram Service.Our […]

Where Are You Now?

2nd of July 1999

Calling all former members of the Chipperfield Boys and Girls Brigade companies! On Sunday 4 July at 10.30 am we are laying-up the colours of these units which for many years served this village. Come and join us for this special service, as we place the banners in a permanent place of honour in the […]

Chipperfield Parish Council

2nd of July 1999

The next meeting will be held at 8pm on Monday 12 July in St. Pauls School hall. Residents most welcome.

The Balance Of Nature

2nd of July 1999

Last autumn one of our Christmas trees by the vegetable garden was covered in aphids and it became a slightly hazardous business getting through the gate. The sticky honeydew they exude attracted large numbers of sleepy wasps and lots of ants that fought over the spoils. As winter came they gradually disappeared and were forgotten […]

Chipperfield Common Temporary Rabbit Fencing And Grey Squirrel Control

2nd of July 1999

The work carried out to restore the heathland habitat to the large glade within The Common saw good results with an excellent rate of heather germination following sowing in December 1997. Unfortunately, last winter most of this work was undone by extensive rabbit browsing. The only viable means of protecting the heather seedlings is to […]

It Never Rains But

2nd of July 1999

On 1 June we decided to start the annual stint of house painting at our home and a section of guttering was removed in order to deal with the gutter board behind it. It was a beautiful day and the gutter was left off overnight to allow the paint to dry. You will all know […]

Horticultural Society

2nd of July 1999

I spend as much time as possible in the fresh air at this time of year and have little opportunity to watch television. If I did, there seems to be an enormous number of gardening programmes around at the moment. however, I much prefer to look at real gardens. There are grand stately homes as […]

From Page To Stage

2nd of July 1999

March 2000 promises to be an interesting period for Writers Inc.. Join up now and get involved in the collaborative process that takes words from page to stage.‘Writers Inc. was formed in 1996 to promote the talents of new writers. We write in many genres, from poetry to sitcoms. We welcome the challenges of writing […]

The Baptist Church

2nd of July 1999

The Ladies Fellowship meetings will continue throughout July and August, every Tuesday at 3pm. All ladies most- welcome to come for a cup of tea and informal chat. Brenda Harpley