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April 2004

Farewell' Arrangements For Rev. Peter & Anne Hart

19th of April 2004

As many of you will already know, we will soon be sadly bidding farewell to our vicar, Peter Hart, and his wife, Anne. The villages of Sarratt and Chipperfield hope to present them with a parting gift and, if you would like to contribute to this, the Chipperfield Larder has kindly agreed to be a […]

Allotments

2nd of April 2004

All-weather Football Pitch A proposal from Chipperfield Corinthians Junior Football Club to establish an all-weather practice pitch on 4 unused allotments was agreed in principal by the Parish Council. Subsequently the club discovered that they would need a much larger area to be eligible for a grant from the Football Foundation. The Parish Council refused […]

Planning

2nd of April 2004

The Planning Committee have on behalf of the village_ submitted their views to Dacorum Borough Council on over 50 planning applications. They strongly recommended refusal to the application made in February by Orange to erect a telecommunications mast and cabinets at a site at the top of a field adjacent to Dunny Lane._ attended an […]

General Purposes

2nd of April 2004

The budget for expenditure on the village (the Precept), raised from your Council Tax for 2004-05 will be œ 23,208. This is œ 27.63 per annum for a Band D property and is an increase of œ1.22 (3.5%) to cover higher insurance premiums and increased costs. The parish council have also asked Dacorum Borough Council […]

Chipperfield Parish Council Annual Report 2003-2004

2nd of April 2004

GENERALLocal elections were held in May 2003. Nine candidates stood for the eight places on the Parish Council. Seven existing councillors were re-elected and Dick Neil, councillor since 1991, was narrowly defeated by new member Mark Jarrad.Sadly, John Nichols, a Parish Councillor for 37 years, died in January 2004. His knowledge of the village and […]

Chipperfield Theatre Group

2nd of April 2004

Given the unhappy nature of current news bulletins from Baghdad, it was refreshing that there was, at last, some good news from the Iraqi capital – albeit courtesy of Ali Baba – The Panto Chipperfield Theatre Group’s latest pantomime. And you’d have thought Saddam himself had a walk on part, judging from the venom that […]

Predators, Furred And Feathered

2nd of April 2004

Our Mrs. Blackbird has so far escaped the clutches of the sparrow hawk, but a couple of plump pigeons that I had my eye on have found their way on to the hawk’s menu and not mine. They are just about the biggest thing he could manage to catch. Once he has hit them they […]

Family Service

2nd of April 2004

St Paul’s Church invites you to the next Family Service to be held on Sunday 25 April at 10am in the Parish Room (adjoining the church). The atmosphere is informal and relaxed, and you and your family will be made most welcome. Refreshments are served after the service. The Family Service is held on the […]

Callipers Hall

2nd of April 2004

Part 1 of this extract from Chipperfield Within Living Memory was published in the May 2003 issue of Chipperfield News. Due to lack of space, we were unable to publish the remaining parts, but we can now print part 2 below:Having established that there was a boarding school at Callipers Hall between 1856 and 1863, […]

Your Garden In April

2nd of April 2004

Traditionally one of the busiest weekends in the garden, Easter is a bit earlier this year. It’s a good time to get the lawn sorted out applying fertilizer with weedkiller if necessary. Moss on lawns is becoming a big problem these days and this is easily controlled by applying a fertilizer which includes a mosskiller, […]

Charity Walk

2nd of April 2004

The Mayor of Dacorum’s Charity walk will be taking place this year on Sunday 18 April. Your sponsorship will be shared between the Mayor’s Charity, the Dacorum Community Trust, your own chosen charity and the Hemel Hempstead Lion’s Charitable Trust. The Mayor will lead the 9 mile circular walk, starting from the Civic Centre at […]

Urgent Appeal For Library Volunteer

2nd of April 2004

A volunteer is urgently needed to take tapes to an elderly lady in Belsize who is no longer able to visit the library herself. This would involve collecting tapes from a convenient library (Kings Langley, Bovingdon, or the library of your choice) once a month and taking them to the lady and returning the used […]

Flower Festival Fund Raising

2nd of April 2004

There will be a Bring & Buy Coffee Morning on Wednesday 26 May at 10.30am in St Paul’s Parish Room.

Village People

2nd of April 2004

Congratulations and best wishes to MRS NELLIE COSTER who celebrated her 90th Birthday on 14th of February, with a party at the Alexandra Nursing Home, Hemel Hempstead (see photo above). NELLIE, formerly of Croft Lane, thoroughly enjoyed her party which was attended by her five children plus her grandchildren and great – grandchildren. A great […]

Barn Dance In Village Hall

2nd of April 2004

On Saturday 6 March, over 100 enthusiasts promenaded and “Dosido’d” at a very successful Barn Dance. Recently refurbished, the Village Hall was a perfect venue for this event, held to raise funds to help with the hall renovation costs. An excellent band and caller kept everyone on their toes and superb food was served in […]

Success For Chipperfield Website

2nd of April 2004

Russ Evans reports that the new Chipperfield website received 1,512 visits (total page hits 9,324) during its first month. Of these visits, 1,453 were from the UK, 23 from the USA and 14 from Australia. The top five pages were: News, Message Board, Photo Gallery, Business, Village. The most popular Search keywords were Chipperfield, Chipperfield […]

The Reverend Malcolm Williams

2nd of April 2004

We were saddened to hear of the death of Malcolm Williams just as this issue was going to press. On behalf of all members of the Chipperfield News team we extend our sincere sympathy to Brenda and to the family.

Blackwell's The Village Club

2nd of April 2004

Work by volunteers is progressing well at Blackwell’s. Plans for renovation of the premises are being prepared and will shortly be submitted to the planning authority for approval. Fundraising, Building and Operating committees have been set up to concentrate on specific areas of the project. In the meantime, if you feel you can help in […]

Chipperfield Village Day 2004

2nd of April 2004

Following a relatively long tradition and indeed the great success of the Chipperfield Millennium Village Day the next village day will take place on The Common on Saturday 3 July between 12.30 and 5.30pm.Permission from Dacorum has already been granted and planning for the day’s activities are at an advanced stage.As in previous village days […]