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Christmas Cards

2nd of November 2003

The project to re-cycle Christmas cards has been a great success. About 1,300 cards were produced by Mary Stirling and her “cut and paste” team, plus a good selection of gift tags. To date, sales total just over £500. When costs (e.g. envelopes, printing )have been paid there will be a healthy profit to donate […]

End Of An Era

2nd of November 2003

Last month saw the closure of another local shop – Notions in Bovingdon High Street. The owner, Lynda Foster – well-known to so many local people – has decided to retire after 24 years. Lynda has been thinking of closing for some time and the arrival of her first grandson prompted her decision. There has […]

Royal National Lifeboat Institution

2nd of November 2003

The September house to house collection raised a record total of £591-36. Thank you very much to the collectors and contributors who helped make this excellent result possible. Margaret G. Newman Honorary Secretary

The End Of Chipperfield Art Group ?

2nd of November 2003

The Chipperfield Art Group has been in existence since the early 1960s and during this period has brought together not only artists, potters and people interested in crafts of all kinds, but people just generally keen on art for its own sake. It has been a friendly, easy-going association bringing a lot of pleasure to […]

County Council By-election

2nd of November 2003

On 18 September a mad three weeks of campaigning culminated in Election Day. Over 3000 people (30% of the electorate) voted to choose a new County Councillor.The result:Richard Roberts 1881 Stephen Cox 615 Jerry Coulter 624Janet Anderson, County Councillor for the past 6 years stood down through ill health and I was selected as one […]

Prizewinning Pub

2nd of November 2003

Congratulations to Dave, Dawn, her daughter Rachel and all the staff at The Windmill for winning second prize in the Pubs in Bloom Competition (S.E. Region) organised by Pubmaster. The Windmill has been a riot of colour all the summer with window boxes, tubs and bedding plants. Dawn picked the colour scheme, Rachel planted out […]

Remembrance Sunday

2nd of November 2003

Our annual Service of Remembrance will be held at the War Memorial starting at 10.55am on Sunday 9 November

Start Your Own Neighbourhood Watch

2nd of November 2003

Do you live in a road with Neighbourhood Watch? If not, are you interested in starting a new “watch” in your road? Phil Anslow can give you further information. Contact him on 01442 271020

Another Neighbourhood Watch Scheme Launched

2nd of November 2003

At a recent meeting held at The Royal Oak, a group of residents of Scatterdells Lane agreed to set up a Neighbourhood Watch scheme for their area. A presentation of the need for such a scheme and the benefits was made by Phil Anslow, the police representative from Hemel Hempstead whose department provides encouragement and […]

Policing In Chipperfield

2nd of November 2003

Thanks to funding from Hertfordshire County Council, the village will be benefiting from the appointment of a police community support officer, Kim Ashworth, who started work in October. She is one of the nine uniformed support officers who will be working in the Dacorum area, providing a visible police presence. Our new PCSO introduces herself: […]

The Village Hall

2nd of October 2003

The refurbished Village Hall will have opened for the autumn season by the time you read this. We are grateful to all the contractors, our caretaker and all those who made this possible. Our thanks also to the providers of finance, namely The Community Fund, Eastern Region; The Chipperfield Parish Council; Dacorum Borough Council; Herts […]

Creative Cuisine

2nd of October 2003

Many of you may have read about Creative Cuisine earlier in the Year. For those who missed the article here is a brief history of the company.Creative Cuisine is run by a professional and qualified chef, based in Kings Langley. It caters for all types of events including, weddings, celebration parties, holy communions, funerals, anniversaries, […]

Things That Go Baa In The Night

2nd of October 2003

I have been keeping sheep or goats penned in the garden with electric fencing for more than ten years now and it has always worked well. From the wild flower management point of view it is perfect as it allows me to make odd shaped pens avoiding emerging bulbs, orchids and yellow meadow vetchling etc. […]

The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

2nd of October 2003

The Royal British Legion was founded in 1921 to help needy ex-Servicemen and women financially and to restore self-respect by providing employment. Over 80 years later these principles still hold true. The RBL carries out more, and a much wider, range of charitable work than ever before, available to all sections of the ex-Service community […]

Aircraft Noise

2nd of October 2003

A resident who has recently returned to the village after several years absence has contacted the Parish Council about his concern with the increase in the noise level and frequency of aircraft flying over the area. The Parish Council have undertaken to contact the various agencies who monitor noise pollution, but before it does so […]

Thursday Lunch Club

2nd of October 2003

If you are over 60 and would like to enjoy a hot lunch in good company once a week, why not come along to the Parish Room on Thursdays from 12noon to 1.00pm? The meal costs £1.60 and is followed by tea or coffee. Please phone Mary West on 01923 260688 if you would like […]

Local Gift Shop

2nd of October 2003

Special Occasions, High Street, Kings Langley, celebrated its first birthday during August. As a new gift shop in the area, it appears to have become very popular with its wide range of gifts at reasonable prices. Preparations are now under way to receive the Christmas ranges which will be arriving soon. For those who are […]

Your Garden In October

2nd of October 2003

We have had a magnificent summer but its time now to get busy in the garden again. Lawns will soon green up once they have had some rain but its important to rake and scarify them and they should be aerated too, using a garden fork or a specially designed aerator. Feeding the grass with […]

Chipperfield Tennis Club

2nd of October 2003

Our annual Doubles Tournament was held at the beginning of September. Once again great fun and competition was had by the 100 or so members who took part. The weekend was rounded off with a barbecue which provided the ideal opportunity to discuss the highs and lows of the matches played. Congratulations to: Caroline Dowd […]

The Village Club

2nd of October 2003

Progress is continuing apace with the plans for the old village club.It has been decided to give the club a new name that reflects the fact the building was given to the village by the Blackwell family. Consequently it has been agreed to call itBlackwells : The Village Club.Among many fund-raising initiatives, one will be […]