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April 2001

Lupus Awareness Week 14-21 April 2001

19th of April 2001

Someone you know may have LUPUS ….. Systemic lupus is a presently-incurable illness of the immune system, a condition in which the bodys defence mechanism begins to attack itself through an excess of antibodies in the blood stream causing inflammation and damage to the joints, muscles and other organs. Discoid Lupus is usually a condition […]

Peace Hospice New In-patient Unit

19th of April 2001

The new In-Patient Unit at the Peace Hospice is due to open with an initial 12 beds during April. The building is almost complete and staff are being employed to run it. We estimate that our annual on-going costs will be £800,000. Less than 10% of this comes from government sources all the rest has […]

Chipperfield Parish Councils Annual Report

2nd of April 2001

The past year has been an eventful one. In a period in which we celebrated the millennium, the Parish Council has also been involved in a large number of other local and regional initiatives and has also seen changes in its membership of eight councillors. Following Diane Butlers resignation earlier in the year, John Carter […]

Bowls Success

2nd of April 2001

Chipperfield 50+ Bowls team have beaten teams from Dacorum 50+ Bowls League to take the winners cup for the 2000-2001 season. Captained by Alan Croft, the team of nine players have proved that this year they are the best -congratulations to you all.

Foot And Mouth, Beak And Claw

2nd of April 2001

As I write these notes (4 March) the country is gripped by Foot and Mouth Disease and, for the first time since I went back to work at the farm, I am glad there are no pigs in the old cowshed or bullocks in the farmyard. It strikes me how quiet it is as I […]

School Report

2nd of April 2001

The last few months have been busy and eventful at St. Pauls. Notably, the school was inspected by OFSTED in November, exactly 4 years after the previous inspection. The team of inspectors was with us for 4 days and they looked at every aspect of the life of the school, with the exception of Religious […]

Teenage Cancer Trust

2nd of April 2001

At the Jumble Sale at Sarratt Village Hall on Saturday 3 March, the magnificent sum of £1,142.82 was raised for the Trust. Very many thanks to everyone who helped on the day and beforehand. We are extremely grateful for all your support. Ann Soanes

Chipperfield Care

2nd of April 2001

The 13th Annual General Meeting was held on 7th March with about 40 volunteers present. In her report to the meeting, the retiring organiser, Muriel Samworth, highlighted the many and varied services provided by the volunteers. She said that the basis of the service is that if one or more of the volunteers is prepared […]

The Rev Angela Butler

2nd of April 2001

Many of you will have heard the news that Angela will soon be leaving Chipperfield. She has been appointed Vicar of Hempsted, a village near Gloucester, and Diocesan Missioner to the Diocese of Gloucester. She is taking three months study leave from the beginning of May and will start her new job after that. This […]