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December 2000

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). […]