Anyone who walks on The Common or through the village cannot help noticing the quantity of dog waste on footpaths, verges and in open spaces. Dog owners should be aware that if their dog fouls public paths or open spaces, they are legally obliged to clean it up. To make this easier, the Parish Council [...]
It is with great sadness that we record the death of Roger Johnson of Callipers Hall Farm on 26 May, following complications after an operation. He will be known to many people and their animals as an outstanding veterinary surgeon whose bedside manner was second to none. Born in Felixstowe, he nevertheless spent most of [...]
Many in Chipperfield will be sorry to hear that Bob French is no longer with us. Just a month before he passed away on 6 May, he took his last service and preached his final sermon, appropriately in Chipperfield Baptist Church, following a tour of other churches in the area where he had made many [...]
David Loder, the Community Safety Officer at Dacorum Borough Council, and Michael Fogarty, Community Inspector with Herts. Constabulary, will be speaking about Vandalism and Anti-Social Behaviour at 8.00pm on Monday 8 July in the Parish Room before the Parish Council Meeting begins. The meeting will be open to all residents who wish to attend.
Over a hundred residents came to the Parish Room for a Jubilee Tea on Tuesday 4 June and at one time we ran out of seats! There was a wonderful atmosphere and everyone thoroughly enjoyed Rosemary Venners selection of popular songs and tunes. So many people made the afternoon possible, generously donating cakes, helping prepare [...]
A sturdy new bench, donated by members of the Chipperfield Evening W.I., is now in place on the east side of the Apostles Pond, sited to catch the afternoon sunshine. It was originally planned to mark the Millennium but unfortunately David Connell, the local carpenter who made the bench, injured himself and was unable to [...]
The sound of Morris bells (and perhaps even sticks on knuckles) returns to the village in July, when Greensleeves Morris Men host their annual weekend of dance. Morris clubs from Nottingham and Coventry will be joining Greensleeves on 12-14 July. Friday 12 July sees the opening ceremony when Greensleeves dance by the tree on The [...]
I should like to thank all those in the village who assisted in this years collection during May for the British Red Cross, as well as all those who contributed. My sincere thanks also to Tony Briselden who assisted me with the counting and checking of donations. As a result of the generosity shown, I [...]
Once the great spotted woodpeckers start to drum on dead branches to proclaim their territories in spring their visits to our peanut feeders increase. They do visit throughout the winter but once the drumming starts I have to buy twice as many nuts! This year they nested in an old silver birch tree in our [...]
To Ross Channer, Lew and Barbaras grandson, who has been awarded the captaincy of the Hertfordshire Under 19s Cricket Team and has also played for the full County side.
Congratulations to Ron and Joy Marchant and to David and Pam Williams who celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversaries in May. Also to Lew and Barbara Channer who will be celebrating their Golden Wedding on 19 July.