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May 2001

Community Devastated By Tragic Loss

2nd of May 2001

These are genuine newspaper headlines taken from national newspapers. These are the headlines that we dont want to see in our local papers. But the fact is, fire can strike at any time at any place, your house, my house, your neighbours house, anywhere.Over the Christmas period three lives were lost to house fires in […]

African Medical Mission

2nd of May 2001

News from the TranskeiAt the Bedford Orthopaedic Centre work has started on a 60-bed spinal unit, renovations to the nurses home and another doctors residence. A new, young, Transkeian orthopaedic doctor started work in January and Sister Tandi and her team won the prize for the best run, best kept ward in the Umtata Hospital […]

Any Old Phone!

2nd of May 2001

Do you have any unused and out-dated mobile phones lurking in your home? Mobile phones contain potentially dangerous substances and most end up in landfill sites, doing nobody any good. A business called Cellular Reclamation collects old phones and batteries and regenerates them for second-hand users, mainly in the developing world. The materials in those […]

Horticultural Society

2nd of May 2001

Although the Vernal Equinox, which occurred on 20 March, was the official start of spring, for me the first day of spring was ten days later. Friday 30 March was such a glorious day with one of those lovely evenings which had me in the garden until well after dusk listening to a blackbird singing […]

New Bus Service

2nd of May 2001

Red Rose Travel are now operating a revised bus service from The Two Brewers. The route for services R8 and R9 begins at The Two Brewers and goes to Kings Langley (High Street and station), Abbots Langley and North Watford, stopping at Sainsbury s and terminating at Asda. To travel on to Watford Junction and […]

Walkers On The Path

2nd of May 2001

Now that our footpath is closed due to Foot and Mouth restrictions, it is easier to see who or what has been using it during the night. Badgers have a regular route that crosses it but now we can see that they use its whole length. Some very clear tracks have been left in the […]

The Post Office Stores

2nd of May 2001

From Wednesday 18 April the Post Office Stores has been under new management.Pat, Tim and Jane wish Mr. and Mrs. Bipin Pathak all the best and would like to thank all their customers and the many friends which they have made in Chipperfield for their support over the last five years.The Parish Council would like […]

Decision On Village Chest

2nd of May 2001

At the Annual Parish Meeting held on 9 April residents voted unanimously to support the proposal made by the Parish Council that the funds in the Village Chest should in future be administered by Dacorum Voluntary Trust.The Dacorum Voluntary Trust is a registered charity and was the first major community trust to be set up […]