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April 2005

Chipperfield Corinthians Under 7s

19th of April 2005

Having recently been installed as coach for the Under 7’s, it has been my job to assist Melanie Roberts in preparing the clubs youngest team for league competition next season and for a number of friendlies this season. We have been training the boys on Wednesday afternoons after school on the St Paul’s playing field […]

Blackwells – The Village Club: An Update

19th of April 2005

It is amazing how quickly time flies by and whilst it may appear that not much has been happening during this past six months, this is not the case. Caroline Smith and her team (particular thanks to Tom Conway) have been conducting workshops intended to “sound out” the Village in more depth as to their […]

Local Physiotherapy Service

2nd of April 2005

Readers may be interested to hear that Anne Stickland, a Chartered Physiotherapist, is now offering a local physiotherapy service in Tower Hill. Anne has been a practising physiotherapist for many years and as the physiotherapy manager she developed the excellent physiotherapy departments at both the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital at Stanmore, and the BUPA Hospital […]

High Sheriff's Award

2nd of April 2005

Congratulations to Dr. Mary West who received the High Sheriff’s Award in recognition of her distinguished service to the community in Hertfordshire at a special ceremony at County Hall in Hertford on 10 March. Mary’s is one of only ten Awards made to individuals in the county this year.

Local Information Required

2nd of April 2005

Joanne Deacon, our Parish Clerk recently received this request by e-mail:Lydia Maria Smith and her aunt, Lydia Turner, lived at Rose Villa in Kings Langley. Lydia was married in 1894 in Chipperfield by Rev. James Pringle. Lydia’s father, John Smith, born 1837 in Devon, lived at Callipers Hall Farm according to the 1891 and 1910 […]

Chipperfield Tennis Club

2nd of April 2005

The AGM is on Tuesday 3 May at 8.00pm in the Youth Club. This is a good opportunity to come and have a glass of wine and find out what an inexpensive and enjoyable sporting facility we have in the village for the whole family.Children’s coaching will start on Saturday 7 May for those aged […]

Borough And County News

2nd of April 2005

The budgets are settled, after much consultation, and the community charge for Police, County and Borough will rise by 4.9%. The Borough had a number of controversial items on the hit list in its need to reduce spending but sense has prevailed on two of these. Dacorum Heritage Trust will have a slightly reduced grant […]

Baptist Church

2nd of April 2005

At the time of writing we are looking forward to our Easter celebrations, but when you read this we will have already remembered our Lord’s horrific death on the cross and celebrated the risen Lord Jesus in whom and through whom we can experience eternal life.Next month, on the 21st May, we will be holding […]

Catholic Church Of Our Lady

2nd of April 2005

Meetings of the second series of the ‘At Your Word Lord’ discussions were held in the Church on Tuesdays through Lent. Group members continued to explore the themes laid out in the well prepared booklets which support the year long programme.The Grand Parish Dinner at Sarratt Village Hall was held on March 5th. This was […]

The Great Elevator

2nd of April 2005

We can all think of levellers, things that bring us down to the same level. The M25 is the prime example. There are times when we all have to go at the speed of the slowest, regardless of the power of the car or the skill of the driver. When, with our overhead electricity cables, […]

April In Your Garden

2nd of April 2005

This is a very busy month so we must be brief. Any parts of the garden not yey cultivated will need to be dug, taking care to remove any roots of ground elder, bindweed and creeping buttercup.Container-grown trees, shrubs, roses, climbers and conifers can be planted and forsythias and lavenders should be pruned. Start regular […]

Allotments

2nd of April 2005

Eight overgrown plots were stripped and rotavated by contractors during the year and were quickly let to new tenants. For the first time in many years all 47 plots are let and there is a waiting list for plots.Tenants agreed that rents should be increased to £9 a year and in future these will be […]

Highways Committee

2nd of April 2005

In March 2004 all members undertook an inspection of the roads in the Parish checking road surfaces, drains and gullies, footways, verges and street furniture. A Report on the Condition of the Roads in the Parish listing, road by road, 158 items that needed repair, was submitted to Hertfordshire Highways Department. To date only some […]

Planning Committee

2nd of April 2005

The number of planning applications for developments within Chipperfield continues to rise and over the past year the Parish Council has received on average over one a week from Dacorum Borough Council for us to comment upon. The majority are for routine extensions and home improvements and are non-controversial. However, on some proposals the Council […]

Chipperfield Parish Council Annual Report 2004-2005

2nd of April 2005

GENERALThis past year has been sad, difficult and often frustrating. John Pringle, our Parish Clerk for the past 12 years , who had been seriously ill for many months, died in September 2004. More recently, Arthur Hirst, our Village Warden, died suddenly in January 2005. The village owes a lot to both these men, who […]

Lock Up Your Mower

2nd of April 2005

As the gardening season gets under way, a timely reminder from P.C. Bob Healy to make sure that you secure your garden equipment and check the locks on your garden shed and garage.Opportunist theft of mowers, strimmers and other power tools usually begins in the spring and early summer.Make sure that you close your garage […]

Cricket Club News

2nd of April 2005

At our recent AGM the following captains were appointed to lead the club in the coming season’s quest for glory: Steve Durrant (Saturday 1st XI), Malcolm Leach (Saturday 2nd XI), Ian Veith (Sunday 1st XI) and Bob Churchill Snr. (Sunday 2nd XI). We wish them all good luck.As always, the club welcomes new members and […]

If In Doubt Keep Them Out!

2nd of April 2005

Incidents of distraction burglary or rogue trading crimes are rare, but when they happen it can be deeply shocking, especially when they occur on your doorstep.Bogus callers are con men (or women) who tell a variety of stories to get into your home and steal from you. They may pretend to be from the council, […]