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November 2004

Hospice Of St. Francis

19th of November 2004

The exclusively designed 2005 calendar of local scenes is now available, price £2.75. All proceeds will be shared between The Hospice of St. Francis, the Iain Rennie Hospice at Home, Michael Sobell House, Grove House, South Bucks Hospice and Florence Nightingale Hospice. Calendars may be collected from the hospice office at 20 Kings Road, Berkhamsted. […]

Footpath News

2nd of November 2004

Two footpath projects in the village are now complete, thanks to this year’s grant received from the Parish Paths Partnership. All official (numbered) footpaths through the woodland on Chipperfield Common now have new signposts. Last month, Parish Councillors Brenda Berners-Price and Mark Jarrad assisted Clayton Ray, DBC’s Rights of Way Officer, checking the paths and […]

Action For Growth In The Rural Economy

2nd of November 2004

The AGRE partnership is offering free one-to-one computer tuition and guidance to any rural business in Hertfordshire. Tuition of up to four hours is given at the place of work and is aimed at helping businesses in rural areas with less than 150 employees make better use of the computer in running the business. This […]

Your Garden In November

2nd of November 2004

This is the time of the year when many plants lose their leaves and shut down for the winter. The sap in evergreen plants also stops flowing unless winds dry their leaves out. As plants become dormant it is the best time to transplant them, so this is a good time to start planting raspberries […]

More Visitors For Tea

2nd of November 2004

By the time you read this the clocks will have changed and it will be too dark for us to have our tea in the Wendy House, down by the wildlife pond. Although its been a funny old summer, with some days too hot, and some too wet to go down there, we have made […]

Lifeboats

2nd of November 2004

The house-to-house collection in September raised a total of £655.51p. Very many thanks to all the collectors and contributors who helped to make this record result possible.Margaret G. Newman,Hon. Secretary

Chipperfield Art Group

2nd of November 2004

Since the Chipperfield Art Group ceased to function, the remaining funds have been held in case any interested people wished to revive it. Over a year has now passed, so we have disposed of those funds by donations to the Hospice of St Francis and the Peace Hospice. Rita Musk has the letters of thanks […]

November

2nd of November 2004

Whoever said November was a ‘No’ time?It is a chance to pause and plan and hope,When bulbs and puddings wait their call to stir.To every season is its own variant name;No one should try to make them all the same.We dance to nature’s rhythm,Or else we lose the beat.We turn on nature’s wheel,Or else we’re […]

Baptist Church

2nd of November 2004

Our traditional Harvest Thanksgiving service was a joyful occasion and we were able to distribute parcels of produce to folk in the village afterwards. Looking forward now to December (see diary), we are to have what has become an annual visit of The Chiltern West Gallery Quire. We shall be pleased to see any of […]

St Paul's And Holy Cross

2nd of November 2004

Sunday 31 Oct at 6.30p.m. Andrew Williamson’s visit re Tigers Club Project. There is the Taize Service on Sunday 7 November at 6.30pm in St Paul’s Church by candle-light. An opportunity to reflect and to remember loved ones who have died. Rememberance Day Service on 14 Nov at 10.55amChildren’s Groups. Sunday Special: 10am every Sunday […]

Street Names – Croft Lane

2nd of November 2004

Long standing residents of Chipperfield will recall that Croft Lane used to be called Pest House Lane. More recent residents may wish to know more. I am only able to throw light on this by quoting from Miss Liddle’s book, Notes On Old Chipperfield, which is no longer in print: “Close to Chapel Croft in […]

Village People

2nd of November 2004

Philip Parnell, formerly of Chipperfield Road, Kings Langley and Claire Befroy were married on 25 September. The wedding ceremony and reception were held at Stocks Hotel, Golf and Country Club, Aldbury. The couple, who met in Kathmandu, spent their honeymoon in Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore.Philip, who attended both Chipperfield and Kings Langley JMI schools […]

Baths Wanted !

2nd of November 2004

Old baths are needed for use on the allotments, so if you are having your bathroom re-fitted and wish to dispose of your old bath please contact 01923 267483 and I shall arrange for it to be collected and given a new (open air) home. The taps are not required and can be removed.Liz HollidayChairman, […]

Allotments

2nd of November 2004

All plots have now been let and for the first time in years there is now a waiting list. Plots do become vacant from time to time during the year, so it is worth adding your name to the list if you are interested in renting a full or half plot in the future.

Mobile Library Improvements Planned

2nd of November 2004

By summer 2005 Hertfordshire Libraries will have introduced new vehicles and on-line computers to improve and extend the service to mobile library users.The introduction of the computer system will allow the stock on each mobile library to be changed more efficiently and will provide a greater variety of books to choose from. It will also […]

Police Non-emergency Number

2nd of November 2004

Responding to popular demand, Hertfordshire Police have set up a single contact number for all local non-emergency calls which will enable you to reach any Hertfordshire police station, department, unit or member of police staff. It is charged at local rate. Herts Police Non-emergency number 0845 33 00 222 for help & advice This is […]

Chipperfield Horticultural Society

2nd of November 2004

This year, for the first time, we held a photographic competition at our Summer show. This proved very popular and we had some wonderful pictures. Next year, 2005, we will be having a photographic section at each of our three shows and the subjects have been chosen and are listed below. They have a very […]

Woodland Walk

2nd of November 2004

CHIPPERFIELD COMMONat 10.30am onFriday 26 November(meet in the church car park)All welcomePhillip Russell, Woodlands Officer for Dacorum Borough Council, will be leading a walk through the woodland, pointing out the work that has been completed so far this year and explaining the work planned for the end of 2004 and early in 2005.If you have […]

Coffee Morning

2nd of November 2004

A coffee morning held on 24 September at the cricket pavilion in aid of MacMillan Cancer Care raised £275. A big thank you to Malcolm Durrant and to everyone who supported us at such short notice. Thank you. Grace Bignell

Chipperfield School Of Dancing

2nd of November 2004

The pupils of the local dancing school at Blackwell’s have all taken their tap and ballet examinations and have all passed! They are now ready to move on to the next grade standard, and work towards The Nutcracker. This show is to raise funds for Cancer Research.Ann Hertler-Smith has changed her Keep Fit timetable – […]