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April 2006

Motorists Are We Becoming Pedestrian Unfriendly?

19th of April 2006

Chipperfield was a place where people could walk and ride safely long before the motor vehicle was invented and it must be kept so today. After all, we are all pedestrians when we get out of our cars. Many of us have children or we are not as nimble on our feet as we perhaps […]

Dancers Raise Over £1000 For Charity

19th of April 2006

Last autumn the pupils of the Chipperfield School of Dancing  put on a production of The Nutcracker ballet in aid of the Caron Keating Foundation (Caron was the late daughter of Gloria Hunniford). They raised a total of £1,000 and Gloria Hunniford wrote a lovely letter of thanks. They also raised a further £250 from […]

Bookworms

2nd of April 2006

Chipperfield Bookworms are now in their fourth year of reading and discussing a great variety of books. Some we would have not chosen to read but find we enjoy. We have all discovered new authors and certainly broadened or reading horizons.Eileen Foulgham

Ainsworth Cattery

2nd of April 2006

Ainsworth Cattery has now reopened as Ainsworth Farm Cattery.  After Mavis Howe moved away Ainsworth Cottage was sold to someone who never actually lived there.  When it came on the market again Caroline Lofty saw it advertised and knew her parents would love to live there. So Derek and Valerie Lofty bought Ainsworth Cottage, renamed […]

Your Garden In April

2nd of April 2006

It’s cherry blossom time! This is the month when a lot of trees and shrubs are a mass of colour and the spring bulbs are looking their best. As soon as the daffodils die down, the dead flower heads will need to be removed but the leaves must be left and the bulbs will need […]

Christian Aid In Chipperfield

2nd of April 2006

This year, for the first time, Chipperfield churches will organise a House to House collection during Christian Aid Week, 14-20 May. In 2005 £14.7 million was raised in Christian Aid Week, the last £1 million coming from the Inland Revenue with more than 400,000 people signing the Gift Aid declaration on the red envelopes.Individually we can […]

John Prestwich M.b.e. 1938 – 2006

2nd of April 2006

Soon after leaving school in 1954, John, a healthy six-foot lad, joined the Merchant Navy and his ship left Liverpool on his sixteenth birthday. Just one year later when his ship had docked in Texas he was taken ill with polio and became paralysed from the neck down. Poliomyelitis (or Infantile Paralysis) was a widespread […]

Exploring Faith Through Dance

2nd of April 2006

A six-week course led by Susan K. Franklin at The Parish Room on Friday evenings from 7.30pm – 9.00pm  Fee £18.  You don’t need to be an athlete as you move as much or as little as you want to. You can do movement in a chair if needed. Wear comfortable clothing and bring soft […]

Women's World Day Of Prayer

2nd of April 2006

This international event takes place on the first Friday in March every year. It is interdenominational and the host Church in Chipperfield this year was Our Lady Mother of the Saviour. In all 6 Churches, from Bovingdon, Chipperfield and Sarratt, were represented.Each year the women of a different country set the theme for the day […]

Baptist Church

2nd of April 2006

Two of us travelled to North Mimms Church on Snowdrop Sunday for evensong, performed by The Chiltern West Gallery Quire (as you probably know, the Quire visit us at the Baptist church in December each year.) The service was very enjoyable, preceded by a delicious tea! The snowdrops in the churchyard were fewer in number […]

Catholic Church

2nd of April 2006

We are blessed with a record number of children making their First Holy Communion later this year.In all 21 jolly youngsters are attending classes each Sunday, in preparation for this most important milestone in their spiritual development.We wish them every blessing

St Paul's And Holy Cross

2nd of April 2006

What an amazing example dear John and Maggie Prestwich have set before us. It is a triumph of the power of love; one which so many of us on the “outside” can glimpse and truly understand but a tiny part. (Dear Maggie, many, many people hold you in their thoughts and prayers at this time.)There […]

Cricket Club News

2nd of April 2006

At our recent A.G.M., the following captains were appointed to lead the club in the coming seasons quests for glory:  Alex Moore Saturday 1st X1, Martin Oliver Saturday 2nd X1, Richard Hudson Sunday 1st X1 and Bob Churchill Snr. Sunday 2nd X1, we wish them all good luck.This season we shall be running young cricketers […]

Banged Up For A Good Cause

2nd of April 2006

One night in January approximately 40 people went to jail to support and raise money for the Hospice of St Francis at Berkhamsted. Among these worthies were Dr Ros Taylor, Medical Director/CEO of the Hospice, Roger Sharp, Community Appeals Manager, David Gauke, MP for SW Herts, Mike Penning, MP for Hemel Hempstead and David Feldstein, […]

Sixty Plus And Sixty Minus

2nd of April 2006

Earlier this year when people were still making, and not yet breaking, their New Year resolutions, some of the national papers were publishing good advice on healthy living and life styles. At the end of an article for the over 60s, this paragraph appeared:      “Spirit. With age comes a deeper understanding of our inner workings. […]

School Success For Local Children

2nd of April 2006

Westbrook Hay Prep School has much to celebrate this year. All its Year 8 pupils have received offers from their first choice schools and several local children have done exceptionally well. William Mills, Max Kearney and his brother Niall are going to St Alban’s. Archie Wood is sitting a scholarship to Berkhamsted and will join […]

Mobile Library

2nd of April 2006

The new mobile library is now in service. The new vehicle, with computerised issue system, is easy to climb into and also has a lift for those  who require it. The library carries about 2000 volumes, including an extended children’s selection, large print, videos and DVDs. A new fortnightly timetable came into effect on 21 […]

Dog Owners

2nd of April 2006

Dog waste in the village and on the Common has been particularly bad in the last few months . Please clean up after your dog. Waste bins are provided and emptied regularly. The fine is now £1000 if you are seen to ignore your dog’s behaviour.

Bovingdon Country Market

2nd of April 2006

Saturdays 10.00 – 11.30amin Bovingdon Memorial HallPreviously known as the W.I. Market, but still the same high standard of local produce by and from local people. The Market supplies freshly cooked cakes, pastries and scones, sweet and savoury pies, pasties and sausage rolls, quiches and lasagne and much more.Special dietary needs, including gluten-free and nut […]

Village People

2nd of April 2006

Congratulations and best wishes to John and Carol Cerasale of Old Stocks, Scatterdells Lane who  celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary on 14 March. Bridget Brook and family would like to thank everyone in Chipperfield for their support and kindness during the past few difficult months. They also thank all those who came to the Thanksgiving […]