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February 2006

St Paul's And Holy Cross

19th of February 2006

February can be one of those months when it is just nice to be indoors and warm as much as possible, waiting for the lighter and warmer days of Spring. There is not much in the calendar for festivity, except of course, Valentine’s Day: a day for “young love” – and “long-lived faithful enriching love” […]

Village People

2nd of February 2006

We extend our sympathy to the family of CATHERINE ANSTICE VALLI of Wayside, who died on 5 November 2005. An obituary will be published in our next issue. ELLA JOHNSON, late of New Road, who celebrated her 100th birthday on 31 August, sadly passed away on Sunday 11 December 2005. Her funeral service was held […]

Nellie Coster 1914 – 2005

2nd of February 2006

Nellie was born on 16 February 1914 in the small Scottish village of Edzel in the County of Angus. She was one of 13 children. At an early age she went into domestic service with a local family and came with them to their summer residence in this area. It was during this time that […]

Full Day Care For Children

2nd of February 2006

every day of the school holidays throughout the year organised by Dacorum Borough Council’s Children’s Services At Longdean Sports Playscheme for 8-13 year olds and Tudor and Grovehill Holiday Playschemes for rising 5s – 11 year olds. Activities include arts, crafts, free play, themed days, group games, drama, computer console and much more. Cost per […]

Chipchops Update 2006

2nd of February 2006

We enjoyed a successful Chipchops programme in 2005. The final outdoors event on the last weekend in September, the Sponsored Bike Ride in aid of the Tigers Kampala, raised £460. We began our winter programme after Christmas, with some indoor events, involving more of our 8-13 year olds in church-based activity. Now in our 4th […]

News From The Baptist Church

2nd of February 2006

December was a very full month for us, leading up to Christmas. It began with our annual visit from The Chiltern West Gallery Quire, which we all enjoyed. Some members of the audience provided the food for a splendid tea afterwards, for which we were very grateful. The Christmas lunch was a very happy affair, […]

Annual General Meeting

2nd of February 2006

This meeting was held on Thursday 1 December 2005. Jeff Beck, the advertising manager, reported on a successful year, stating there were 17 pending advertisers waiting to take up space when available. Tony Pearlman had acted as manager of the News for the past two years and the Chairman thanked him for his contribution. Peter […]

Cat Missing From Scatterdells Lane

2nd of February 2006

7 month old male fluffy tabby cat, small to medium in size. He is friendly and very nosey so possibly could have been shut in somewhere – a shed or greenhouse for instance. It does not appear that this has happened as Scatterdells residents have been very helpful. My only hope is that he has […]

Fire Services

2nd of February 2006

The threatened closure of the Bovingdon Fire Station brings to mind thoughts of how Chipperfield was provided with this vital service in times gone by. In 2003 I went to a Dacorum Heritage Trust exhibition in Hemel Hempstead and much to my surprise one of the exhibits was a County Fire Insurance Mark, which had […]

Dacorum Health Walks

2nd of February 2006

in Kings Langley 10.00am on Tuesdays 7 & 21 February, 7 & 21 March Meet at The Pavilion on Kings Langley Common 10.00am on Wednesdays 1 & 15 February, 1,15 & 29 March Meet at The Nap Car Park (Walks followed by refreshments) For more information about these and other walks contact the Countryside Management […]

New Reading Group

2nd of February 2006

Jean Fleming would like to hear from anyone who would like to join her to establish a new reading group in the village. Contact Jean on 01923 263821.

Dacorum Community Trust

2nd of February 2006

What it is and what it does Helping local people through difficult times is the aim of the Dacorum Community Trust, in whose care the Chipperfield Community Fund was placed some years ago “to be used in cases of need within the Parish (Civil and Parochial)”. Living as we do in such a lovely and […]

A Sparkling Concert

2nd of February 2006

This year Chipperfield Choral Society celebrates its Diamond Jubilee. Shortly after World War 2, Joyce Herman Allen, who was a tutor at the Watford School of Music, gathered together a small group of local singers to form the Society and for many years she was its Musical Director. Today the Society has grown to around […]

Parish Council Initiative

2nd of February 2006

Following numerous phone calls last autumn, our Parish Clerk Joanne Deacon has succeeded with arrangements to organise the delivery of a bright red Clothing Bank and a Book and Music Bank in aid of the British Heart Foundation. Thanks to Wyvale Nurseries these new re-cycling banks are located next to the existing glass, can and […]

Furniture To Go ?

2nd of February 2006

What do you do with furniture, household goods and electrical items in good repair and working order which you no longer want or need but are too good to throw away? How can you find someone who would get some use from them? Local charity 9 Lives Furniture, based in Rickmansworth, should be able to […]

Local Company Scoops Top National Award

2nd of February 2006

The Garden Company Ltd., based at Wyvale Garden Centre in Chipperfield, has won a top national award for a courtyard garden it designed and constructed for the pharmaceutical giant Roche Products Ltd. The brief was to design and build a courtyard garden that would be used by Roche’s 1500 employees based at their new headquarters […]