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May 2003

Peter Orchard 1934-2003

2nd of May 2003

Peter was born on 2 February 1934 at St. Dunstans Farm, Chipperfield where he grew up, taking an active part in church and youth club activities. He played football for Chipperfield and although he may not have been a David Beckham, he enjoyed every minute. Most of his working life was spent at Scammells at […]

Chipperfield News Team

2nd of May 2003

New Advertising Manager I am pleased to announce that Jeff Beck of Bucks Hill has agreed to become our advertising manager, following Bill Yates' forthcoming retirement. Bill has served Chipperfield News loyally for the past twelve years, for which we are indeed most grateful. Bill and Jeff have arranged a hand-over period and will be […]

Developments At St. Pauls School

2nd of May 2003

These are exciting times for us all at St. Pauls Primary School. The Department for Educations and Skills recently gave their approval for us to proceed with plans to build a new classroom in the school grounds. Work starts shortly and is due to reach its conclusion in August this year. We are absolutely delighted, […]

House Swap In Australia For 12 Months

2nd of May 2003

Pat Leatham, his wife Therese and children Brooke and Thomas would like to hear from a family or couple who live in or around Chipperfield who would be interested in swapping their home with theirs in Australia for 12 months. Pat left Chipperfield to holiday in Australia 24 years ago and ended up staying there. […]

Dacorum Community Trust

2nd of May 2003

The Chipperfield Community Fund is alive and well again. As you may have read in the Parish Councils Annual Report, published last month, the money from the old Parish Chest is now in the care of the Dacorum Community Trust. It has taken some time to transfer the funds because of the difficult process of […]

Village Of The Year Competition 2003

2nd of May 2003

Following our successes in 2001 and 2002, the Parish Council have decided to enter the competition again and we are expecting the judges to visit the village in June. Our gardens and properties usually look at their best during this month and Arthur Hirst, our Village Warden, and Paul Hewetson, our Common Ranger will be […]

Housing Survey

2nd of May 2003

Following a survey in 1996, the Parish Council were able to demonstrate that there was a need for affordable housing in the village, so that, for example, young Chipperfield families were not prevented by the high cost of housing here from staying in the village. As a result six Housing Association properties were built in […]

Your Garden In May

2nd of May 2003

This is the peak month in the gardening calendar as, with luck, the frosts should cease and major planting can go ahead. Hoeing and hand-weeding should be done regularly now, hedges should be trimmed, climbing plants tied and trained and herbaceous perennials given support with canes or metal stakes. Rose trees need to be sprayed […]

Policing In Chipperfield

2nd of May 2003

Extracts from Newsletter 2 (March) prepared by PC ButtlemanNuisance Children From the incident logs, there has been an increase in youths causing nuisance, who are congregating in the bus stops in Bovingdon High Street and the garages in Hyde Meadows. Initially we tried the softly softly approach, asking them to be mindful of nearby residents […]

Tea In The Wendy House

2nd of May 2003

Our little wild daffodils have really done us proud this spring. Even the ones that were moved have flowered really well and lots of seedlings have appeared, the promise of even more to come in future years. Our Wendy House arrived at the beginning of March and we have been busy planting and painting ever […]

Callipers Hall

2nd of May 2003

Several years ago, the Chairman of the Kings Langley History Society passed on a letter to me from a lady in Cornwall, who was trying to find out more about Callipers Hall, Chipperfield, where a Rev. Charles Johns had been a teacher between 1856 and 1863. I made several enquiries, but no one had heard […]

Parish Council News Local Health Care Proposals

2nd of May 2003

In view of the importance of the new plans of the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Strategic Health Authority, the Parish Council have arranged for a public meeting to be held in St Pauls Parish Room on Thursday, 29 May 2003. Toni Horn, Chief Executive of the Dacorum Primary Care Trust, will outline the proposals, including details […]