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September 1999

News From Rockhampton

2nd of September 1999

When I last wrote I was living and working temporarily in Brisbane. In November last year I moved to Rockhampton, which is a reasonable sized town by Queensland standards (a population of about 70,000) and is situated on the Tropic of Capricorn not too far from the sea. I am still working for the Department […]

Chipperfield Parish Council

2nd of September 1999

Diane Butler of 35 Croft Close has been co-opted to serve on the Parish Council. A full list of councillors and committees will appear in next months issue.

A Personal Millennium Warning

2nd of September 1999

Please take noteWe have all heard or read scare stories about the possible chaos that may surround our entry into the new century. However, it seems that some unscrupulous people are seeking to benefit personally by scaring others into disclosing personal information.Throughout the UK there are reports that people are receiving telephone calls at home […]

The Cost Of Caring

2nd of September 1999

Do you or someone you know look after a dependant relative, friend or neighbour?They may be eligible to claim an Attendance Allowance. This is not a charity but abenefit to help with costs and is not means tested. Phone Jenny Shieldhouse atDacorum Borough Council on 01442 228395 to find out more.

Local Evening Bus Service

2nd of September 1999

This new service started in June and provides a convenient way to reach Jarman Park and the Woodside Centre on Friday and Saturday evenings. Journeys can- be prebooked the day before or on the day you wish to travel and will return you to your home address (within half a mile of the route) if […]

Beetle Watch

2nd of September 1999

The Colorado Beetle can devastate potato, tomato, aubergine and pepper crops and although it is not established in UK, is a notifiable pest. Adult beetles can travel on plants and produce imported from abroad. They look like a large ladybirds, about 10mm long with black and yellow stripes running down their backs. If you find […]

Something In The Grass

2nd of September 1999

This year we managed to make some nice June hay in our new orchardwhere the sown grass was long and fresh. It was rather a laborious business with David scything the grass and me turning it by hand, but the end product was excellent. This is not always the best time to cut hay as […]

The Bedfordshire And Hertfordshire Regiment

2nd of September 1999

The County Regimental Museum is planning a memorial project next year and if you know of anyone who served in the County Regiment the Curator would be pleased to hear from you. For further details contact Lt. Col. T.D.A. Veitch on 01780 764802. The Regimental Museum is part of Luton Museum and Art Gallery, Wardown […]

First World War Photographic Records

2nd of September 1999

The Curator of Dacorums Museum Store at Berkhamsted wishes to build up a photographic record of Dacorum men who died in World War I. If you are a relative of one of the fallen soldiers whose names are inscribed on Chipperfields Memorial Plaque and if you know of an existing photograph which could be borrowed, […]

Horticultural Society

2nd of September 1999

July was one of those months! The Summer Show was most disappointing with a paucity of both exhibitors and visitors – no doubt the latter found the alternative attractions of summer sunshine and Wimbledon on the box far more appealing. My own modest efforts were thwarted by a torrential thunderstorm in the early hours which […]

Summer Fund Raising

2nd of September 1999

The house-to-house collection made during June for the West Herts Branch of the RSPCA brought in £425.24 and a further £99.13 was raised at the flag day in Kings Langley, making a grand total of £524.37.Peggy Harpleys sponsored walk raised £511.50 for the Baptist Church Funds. Accompanied by her daughter Deborah, she walked from Berkhampstead […]

Accolade For Local Shop

2nd of September 1999

Last month Rajesh Narotomo leant to his great surprise that he had been voted Newsagent of the Year 1999 by his customers at R&N NEWS.The Gazette Newspaper invited readers throughout their distribution area to nominate and vote for their choice. Rajesh received the most votes as well as many letters of appreciation and he now […]

Historic Churches Trust Sponsored Bike Ride

2nd of September 1999

Saturday 11 SeptemberJoin us for a family bike ride round Chipperfield (or further afield for the more energetic!). All ages/trikes/ buggies welcome. For more details phone Lucy Wood on 01923 260249.