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February 2004

The Garden Centre Garden Scene

2nd of February 2004

Following a review of the discount scheme which Garden Scene runs for members of local horticultural societies it has been decided to change from an immediate discount system to a reward scheme. Under the new scheme members will be issued with a “Reward Card” with which their purchase values will be recorded and vouchers equal […]

Your Garden In February

2nd of February 2004

Although its winter now, spring is almost upon us and there is much to be done. Before the middle of February, fruit trees should be pruned and then sprayed with Mortegg Winter Wash as long as you still have some: unfortunately this product is no longer made and the winter washes now available are less […]

Winter Diners

2nd of February 2004

This has been the worst Christmas I have ever known for holly berries. Of the 7 or 8 bushes that regularly berry, only the bush by our entrance had any berries left by the first of December. They were all on the ends of branches and in places that the blackbirds found hard to reach. […]

Chipperfield News Agm – December 2003

2nd of February 2004

The Chairman welcomed various new committee members to their first AGM and also Geoff Bryant, who was Manager of Chipperfield News in its first ten years of production. The joint editors appealed for more in-put of local news from individuals and organisations. They would happily increase the size of the publication for one or two […]

Chipperfield Community Fund

2nd of February 2004

When the administration of the funds in the former Village Chest was transferred to the Dacorum Community Trust with the new title of The Chipperfield Community Fund, it was agreed that the financial position of the Fund would be reported upon annually. This first report is of necessity limited. The Annual Report of the Dacorum […]

Bonfire Smoke

2nd of February 2004

A reader writes: It is ironic that while in a public place we can generally avoid inhaling harmful tobacco smoke yet, while occupying our own properties, we are regularly invaded by similarly unpleasant and potentially carcinogenic bonfire smoke. Bonfires lit during the daytime are particularly aggravating. The smoke prevents us from enjoying our own gardens […]

Chipperfield Horticultural Society

2nd of February 2004

Our AGM is on Thursday 5 February and will be held in the Upper Room, St Pauls Church, starting at 8.00pm. The Committee would greatly appreciate your support at this meeting which is to present a report on the years activities, receive the accounts, elect the committee for 2004, and discuss any other matters arising.The […]

The Beauty Room

2nd of February 2004

The Beauty Room is a new business which has recently opened up in premises at the Garden Scene in Chipperfield. The Beauty Room offers spa treatments for hands and feet, manicures, nail extensions and nail art, pedicures, facials, eye treatments, waxing, Tooth Fairy Crystals, St Tropez tanning, and much more. The salon is run by […]

Chipperfield Village Hall Refurbishment

2nd of February 2004

FUNDINGAs readers will appreciate from previous issues of the Chipperfield News, the refurbishment works on the Village Hall were completed last Autumn, and two thirds of the total costs had been provided by Dacorum Borough Council, Chipperfield Parish Council and the Lottery Funds, whom we have already thanked. Most of the remaining one third has […]

Personal News

2nd of February 2004

A new column! As a result of several requests, we are planning to introduce a new column to Chipperfield News containing items about people in the village. We would like to ask readers to contact Valerie Briselden with any pieces which may be suitable – for example, would you like to send someone your congratulations […]

Volunteers Make Great Progress At Blackwells

2nd of February 2004

Local volunteers have been busy stripping-out the old Chipperfield Social Club premises in preparation for the planned extensive refurbishment and re-opening of the club as Blackwell’s – The Village Club. Work parties have been regularly undertaking work under the guidance of local builders, Richard Minshell and Colin Bayliss, and already major progress has been made. […]

Chipperfield Goes On-line!

2nd of February 2004

Chipperfields own village web site is now ‘on-line. Set up and run by interested residents under the sponsorship of both the Parish Council and Chipperfield News, www.chipperfield.org.uk is the ‘official’ web site for our village. The web site has been professionally designed and hosted by Chipperfield resident, Russ Evans. Russ has contributed his time and […]