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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]