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March 2001

Making Woodlands Work

19th of March 2001

The first annual conference of the Herts Woodland Forum will be held at the Prince Michael Conference Centre on Saturday 12 May. The conference aims to explore opportunities for promoting the many benefits that woodlands provide and for improving the funding of woodland management work. Anyone with an interest in the management of Hertfordshires woodlands […]

Congratulations And Best Wishes

19th of March 2001

to Susan Marett and Gladys Taaffe both of whom celebrated their 90th birthdays in February. Gladys also celebrated 50 years driving for Meals on Wheels in February and to mark this anniversary was invited to tea with the Mayor of Dacorum. In April, Gladys will be undertaking another sponsored walk in aid of funds for […]

Edible Flowers

2nd of March 2001

Many people are becoming increasingly aware of the use of edible flowers for cooking and decorating food, especially salads. Thompson and Morgan, the Suffolk seedsmen, have produced an interesting leaflet on this subject, which includes some useful recipes and ideas. Copies of the leaflet can be obtained free by writing to:Thompson and Morgan (UK) LtdPoplar […]

News From Kings Langley Senior School

2nd of March 2001

In January, Mathew Hall and Kim OConnor, both year 11 students, were part of a group of Hertfordshire students who visited Number 10 Downing Street to meet education and policy makers and to discuss ‘Citizenship which will be included in the National Curriculum in 2002. In February, Year 9 students spent an eventful day with […]

The First Singers

2nd of March 2001

The first clumps of snowdrops are now in bloom. Spring is on its way! Our snowdrops are a very good indicator of temperature in the garden and only the ones by the bungalow are in full bloom today (7 February). Another large clump are in a frost pocket further down the garden, where cold air […]

Charity Disco For The National Autistic Society

2nd of March 2001

In November last year local residents Robert and Sharon Boyling held a charity disco, helped by Angie Thompson, who also lives in the village, and Monica Langston from Kings Langley. Many people in the village will know that Robert and Sharons son, Max, is on the Autistic Spectrum, a severe disability making him unable to […]

Mothers And Toddlers

2nd of March 2001

Chipperfield Mothers and Toddler Group has been established for many years now and is as lively and vibrant as ever. Although the title of the group is Mother and Toddlers, mothers and babies are always welcome. Indeed, Dads,nannies, child-minders, grandparents, aunts and uncles are welcome too – with “Junior” of course! We have a good […]

Horticultural Society

2nd of March 2001

At our Annual General Meeting which was held on 1 February in the Social Club, it was decided to close the societys shop which is normally open every Saturday during the summer in our hut behind the Village Hall. This is due to a gradual falling off of sales over the past few years as […]

The Village Chest

2nd of March 2001

Last month it was reported that the trustees of the Village Chest had transferred the balance of £ 2,616.98 in the fund to the Parish Council. At the Parish Council meeting on 12 February, it was learned that the Council is holding a further sum of £880.70, which was the amount kindly donated by stallholders […]

Support Our Local Shops

2nd of March 2001

In many villages local shops are finding it increasingly difficult to survive and in some areas small shops have had to close down through lack of support. In Chipperfield we are fortunate to have local shops which cater for our everyday needs and they deserve all the support we can give them. MICHAEL RICKETT, Chapel […]

Village Vandalism Takes An Ugly Turn

2nd of March 2001

Vandalism suffered in the village during the last few months took a dangerous turn last month when two cars were deliberately set on fire. Just before 8.OOpm on Friday 2 February a Vauxhall Astra parked on the church car park was torched and fifteen minutes later a Peugeot in the permissive car park opposite The […]