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November 2000

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 […]

Woodland Wardens

2nd of November 2000

Cameron Lewis will be conducting a site and training meeting of volunteer Woodland Wardens on Chipperfield Common at 10.00am on Saturday 4 November. This scheme is operated in conjunction with the Trust for Conservation Volunteers and if you would like to know more or take part in the scheme, contact Cameron on 01442 228375.

Horticultural Society

2nd of November 2000

With the days getting shorter and the thermometer dropping, its clearing up time in the garden at the moment. Dahlias will be stored away in a frost- free place as soon as the frosts turn the foliage black to join the gladioli which have already been lifted. The greenhouse has received a good wash down […]

Red Cross Coffee Morning

2nd of November 2000

It all started when Con Packford phoned and said “Would you take on the Red Cross coffee morning”. At that time it was held at Vera Thomas house and she did most of the arranging so I said “Yes”. Then Vera moved and the Chipperfield Cricket Club became a good central venue until last year, […]

Parish Council News

2nd of November 2000

New CouncillorAt its meeting on October 9, councillors formally welcomed Brenda BemersPrice as a co-opted member of the Parish Council to replace Neville Thomas who resigned in June. Brenda will serve on the Highways, Public Transport & Road Safety and the Open Spaces & Footpaths committees and also replace Neville as the Councils representative for […]

Pedestrian Safety

2nd of November 2000

Parking up on the pavement outside The Two Brewers presents a serious safety hazard for pedestrians, particularly those with push-chairs, as it is often necessary to move out into the road to pass by.The matter has been discussed by the Parish Council and it is proposed to approach the County Council Highways Department to seek […]

Poppy Appeal

2nd of November 2000

Last year the Poppy Appeal raised over £18.7 million and included a record amount here in Chipperfield.On entering the new Millennium, we reflect on those who made it possible for us to end this century in peace and freedom. It is also a time for expressing hope for the future. Hope that the damaging conflicts […]