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Poppy Appeal 2000

2nd of December 2000

A total of £2486.79 was collected, which was £180 more than last year! A big thank-you to everyone who went out knocking on doors and charming the residents of Chipperfield into digging deep into their pockets in that dreadful weather – why does Poppy Day have to fall at such a ghastly time of year? […]

Playgroup Jumble Sale

2nd of December 2000

Please can I say a big thank you to everyone who helped to make our Jumble Sale such a big success by either helping to sort out jumble in the morning, helping to sell in the afternoon or making all the lovely cakes for people to buy. We will now be able to give the […]

Letters To The Editor Village Chest

2nd of December 2000

I am writing to you to support fully the views expressed in the letter from Tony Briselden which you published. I have lived in the village for eleven years, compared to many of your readers a very short time, but not until after our celebrations on Village Day had I, or my family, heard of […]

Candles Can Be Dangerous

2nd of December 2000

With Christmas approaching, there is nothing quite as relaxing, when it comes to create a soothing, festive atmosphere, as candlelight. Once upon a time the only candles found in peoples homes were kept under the stairs in case of power cuts. But nowadays it has become very fashionable to use candles for lighting and decoration. […]

Common Walkabout

2nd of December 2000

Nine residents squelched through the mud on Saturday 18 November to join Woodland Officer Cameron Lewis on his walk round The Common. They saw how well the newly planted broadleaf saplings along Windmill Hill were growing (98% success) and the results of this years work of tree thinning and selective felling. Damage by horses and […]

Horsemobility

2nd of December 2000

The other day I saw a strange sight in Chipperfield — a girl was riding her horse and she was on her mobile phone as well. What could she have been saying? ‘Hi, Mum; its me. Im on the horse; weve reached Langley Road; I should be home for tea at about 4 oclock. Any […]

Water Water Everywhere

2nd of December 2000

Since I wrote the last article entitled wet wet wet it hasnt stopped raining! How lucky we are to live on a hill in Chipperfield, but even here many fields with low lying patches or very compressed areas have standing water on them. At our farm in Kings Langley we can boast a pond where […]

Chipperfield Parish Council

2nd of December 2000

Will be meeting onMonday 11 December andMonday 8 January 2001at 8pm in the Upper Parish Room All residents welcome to attend

Golden Wedding

2nd of December 2000

Congratulations and all good wishes to Ron and Joyce Petherick who are celebrating their Golden Wedding on December 9. There will be further Petherick celebrations when Carol (a regular correspondent to Chipperfield News) arrives back from Australia to celebrate Christmas and New Year withthe family. VEB

Birthday Surprise

2nd of December 2000

Local resident, Derek Doddimead, will be celebrating high 80th birthday on December 3, unfortunately in Australia! However, I hope to organise a celebration upon his return. Anyone who knows Derek that would like to join us is very welcome. Please contract Sharon Kemp on 01923 269846 for details

Proposed Huge Mobile Phone Mast Angers Residents

2nd of December 2000

A planning application has been submitted to Dacorum Borough Council by the mobile operator ‘One 2 One for an enormous transmitter mast to be sited in picturesque Scatterdells Wood. The proposed mast is 22.5m high to enable it to protrude well above the tree line (the average 2 storey house is 5m to the eaves). […]

Common Walk-about

19th of November 2000

If you are interested in the management of The Common, do come to the public walk-about on Saturday 18 November. Cameron Lewis, the Woodland Officer with Dacorum Borough Council will conduct the walk and explain the work currently being undertaken and that planned for the next five years. Meet in the Church Car Park at […]

Your Chance To Be A Theatre Critic!

2nd of November 2000

If you are interested in the theatre, and feel you could write a short review on Hedda Gabler, please contact Anne Breen on 01923 267947 as soon as possible. Two complementary tickets are available in return for a review of the play for publication in next months Chipperfield News.

Chipperfield Cricket Club

2nd of November 2000

The first cricket season of the new Millennium proved a big disappointment for the club on the field. The first eleven, promoted to Division One of the Hertfordshire League at the end of 1999, won only one game and finished a long way adrift at the foot of the table. The second team fared little […]

Competition To Design A Poster

2nd of November 2000

1st prize – Free tickets to the Panto for 2 adults and 2 childrenIn January, the Chipperfield Theatre Group will be performing their annual pantomime, Beauty and the Beast – The Panto, by David Swan. To help us advertise this production, we are running a competition for local children below the age of 12 years […]

St Pauls School And Saracens

2nd of November 2000

Good news for all rugby enthusiasts – we are now participating in the Saracens cashback scheme. For every adult ticket purchased (priced at £10), you are given an Under 16s ticket free, and 50% of all sales (after VAT) are donated to our school. It is an excellent way of increasing the funds available to […]

Lifeboat Appeal

2nd of November 2000

The September house-to-house collection raised £441.46. Orders for Christmas items have so far amounted to a further £52.40. Very many thanks to all collectors, contributors and customers who have helped to achieve these excellent results. M. G. Newman, Honorary Secretary

School Report

2nd of November 2000

St. Pauls Primary SchoolAt the end of the summer term 2000, we at St Pauls Primary School said goodbye to two members of the teaching staff. Miss Harris moved back to her home town in Devon, whilst Mrs. Jenkins started maternity leave. Both are greatly missed and we are immensely grateful to them for their […]

Wet Wet Wet

2nd of November 2000

As I write these notes the rain is lashing down yet again and looking out of the patio windows I can see 8 soggy sheep busily grazing away, quite impervious to the conditions. If only I had such a good waterproof coat! On Sunday the 3 lambs are off to the butcher, then their mums […]

The Dance Place Summer School

2nd of November 2000

Children from Chipperfield and surrounding villages were given the opportunity to learn all forms of stagecraft at the Summer School. Costumes were made and sets painted, all at the same time as they danced, sang and dramatised their own script, performing to parents and grandparents on the last day.These children, and many more attending the […]