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September 2000

Churchyard

19th of September 2000

I write in response to Mrs. Harpleys letter in the last edition to clarify the situation with regard to burials in St. Pauls Churchyard. Anyone who dies whilst resident in the Parish has the right to burial in the Churchyard and similarly their spouse (or other family members) may be buried in the same grave […]

Antiques Roadshow Friday 29 September

19th of September 2000

Following our announcement in the last issue of Chipperfield News, this event will be held in St Pauls Extension, instead of the Village Hall. We are grateful to Len Forsythe for agreeing to the change. We shall start at 7.30 pm sharp and serve cheese and wine during the evening. Tickets at £7.50 are limited […]

Thank You

19th of September 2000

I would like to make use of your publication to report on the results of our Book and CD Stall which was on The Common on Village Day. My thanks are fourfold: firstly to those kind people of Chipperfield, and surrounding areas, who raided their personal libraries and managed to find in total some hundreds […]

Village Cricket 50 Years Ago

19th of September 2000

In July 1950, there was a momentous event for Chipperfield Cricket Club. The BBC had decided to make a recording of a typical village cricket match for the first time ever on TV and selected Chipperfield as an ideal venue. The idea was to show an ordinary game of village cricket and they had asked […]

100th Birthday Of The Queen Mother

19th of September 2000

On Wednesday 19 July, on the unique occasion of the 100th birthday celebration of HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, in Horse Guards Parade, Peggy Harpley and Joy Marchant had the privilege of third row seats with the complements of the Sun newspaper. It was a fantastic day and something we will remember for the […]

Thank You

2nd of September 2000

Joan would like to thank all those who contributed towards the £340 which was donated to the Stroke Association in memory of David Brown.

Local Council Housing

2nd of September 2000

In future it should be easier for young people from local families to obtain council houses in the village. As there are now less than 100 council properties in Chipperfield, Dacorum Borough Councils “small village policy” applies to the village. This means that whenever possible preference will be given to local residents or those with […]

Chipperfield Village Hall

2nd of September 2000

During the month of August the Village Hall has been redecorated internally. We are most grateful to the Parish Council for their generous donation towards these costs. The external parts were redecorated last year.As hall users are well aware, we have had certain floor parts repaired over the last few years. We are advised that […]

The Plight Of Refugees

2nd of September 2000

There are said to be 170 foreign refugees in Watford, out of 800 or more in the county of Hertford. Some are lodged in hotels and hostels; some are in rented dwellings. They are destitute. State support is basic and doled out as vouchers usable at outlets such as supermarkets, leaving £10 per week in […]

Aerial Delights

2nd of September 2000

I have always loved the graceful flight of swallows and I am pleased that they are still nesting at the farm, although not in as great a number as they used to. Their favourite site has always been a barn near the pig sties but, with the big door closed most of the time now […]

Abbots Langley Flower Arrangement Society

2nd of September 2000

Abbots Langley Flower Arrangement Society meets once a month, usually on the fourth Thursday, at either Henderson Hall or Manor House Pavilion in Abbots Langley. At each meeting we are entertained by a demonstrator who arranges flowers to a topic of their choice, whilst giving an interesting and informative talk on the subject.Afternoon flower arranging […]

Horticultural Society

2nd of September 2000

The Society shop, which is situated behind the Village Hall, has resumed trading after the August break and will be open every Saturday morning until the end of October so that members of Chipperfield and Sarratt Horticultural Societies may be able to continue to take advantage of our wide range of items at bargain prices.Ray […]

Crime In Chipperfield

2nd of September 2000

Michelle Buttleman, our local police officer, gave a brief presentation at a recent Parish Council meeting on the latest crime statistics for the village. These showed that in the first 5 months of the current year there had been a total of 47 recorded crimes and 17 nuisance incidents. These figures compare with 51 crimes […]

Personal Banking At Our Post Office

2nd of September 2000

Residents who have a personal account with Alliance & Leicester, Barclays Bank, Co-Operative Bank, Lloyds Bank or TSB can now use paying in and withdrawal facilities at Chipperfield Post Office.In addition, anyone (bank account holder or not) can order foreign currency from the Post Office giving one weeks notice. American Express travellers cheques can be […]

Keith Sarsons

2nd of September 2000

The residents of Scatterdells Park would like to thank Keith Sarsons for the kindness and help that he has given over the last 26 years. Also to wish him a long and happy retirement.Mr. T. Duke, Site Manager Scatterdells Park

Our Talented Youth Need You!

2nd of September 2000

For many years now, Chipperfield Theatre Group has been very fortunate to have a strong youth section known as Fun Factory. Sadly, the leader of this group has had to move on and we are left with a group of children keen to perform and nobody to take on the role. Fun Factory usually meets […]

Birthday Surprise For Bowls Club

2nd of September 2000

Beechwood Homes have sponsored the Kings Langley Bowls Club on their 75th anniversary year. This truly generous gift will provide a welcome buffer following the expense of the clubs pavilion extension. Thank you Beechwood Homes. Kings Langley Bowls Club Hands up anyone who knows the connection between agoraphobia, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole and […]

Chipperfield Playgroup

2nd of September 2000

At the end of July, Ann Rees decided to retire from the Playgroup after more than 20 years of service. Ann has seen many little faces pass through the Playgroup and is much loved by all the children both old and new. Ann has been a valuable member of staff and has passed on much […]