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June 2006

Special Event This Month

2nd of June 2006

Manor House gardens to open on Sunday 18 June To recognise and celebrate the Queen’s 80th Birthday, and to raise funds in support of two village projects, a special event is to be held in the gardens of the Manor House, Chipperfield on Sunday 18 June. The gardens will be open from 12.30 – 4.30 […]

Forthcoming Events For Gardeners

2nd of June 2006

arranged by Chipperfield Horticultural SocietyThe Chelsea Physic GardenA talk, complete with slides, by Mike WattsFriday 29 September 2006London’s secret garden of medicinal and historic plants, was established by the London Society of the Apothecaries in 1673. This talk explains why the garden was founded and describes some of the eminent men who contributed to its […]

Our Village Post Office

2nd of June 2006

Many people in the village have signed a petition at the Post Office in protest to the threat of closure. At present our Post Office is safe – well, reasonably safe. Decisions will be made according to the level of use. Each visit to the Post Office is recorded to assess how often people use […]

Local Walks In June

2nd of June 2006

Arranged by Countryside Management Service (West & Southern Area).Contact number 01727 848168. Thursday 8 10.30am-1.00pm A Meander Round the Chess ValleyModerate 5 mile walk. Meet at the entrance to Chorleywood House Estate by the Parish Council Office – just off A404. Car parking on nearby common and public open space.Tuesday 13 6.00pm-8.30pm Old Commons, Chalk […]

Places To Visit

2nd of June 2006

De Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre, Salisbury Hall, London Colney AL2 1EX Tel. 01727 822051Open until 29 October. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 2-00pm to 5.30pm and Sundays 10.30am to 5.30pm.Admission £5 adults, £3 children and concessions. Recommended time of visit 2.5 hours. Aeroplanes on display from De Havilland Moth to modern military and civil aircraft. Leighton […]

St Paul's And Holy Cross

2nd of June 2006

Jim Stevens writes…I don’t know how the weather will be over this summer, but we have all been alerted to the probable shortage of water. Water, without which there can be no life and growth.In October 2000, I was in Rwanda for three weeks, and the country waited anxiously for those vital life-giving rains, which […]

News From Our Churches

2nd of June 2006

BAPTIST CHURCHWe were delighted to welcome folk from St Paul’s once again for our joint churches Good Friday service. This was led by Rev Jim Stevens who pointed the way to the foot of the Cross. An Easter Garden had been built in the church with the stone covering the entrance to the tomb, but […]

Village People

2nd of June 2006

Congratulations to Russ and Renata Evans of Scatterdells Park on the arrival of a daughter Lia on 19th March. Congratulations to Chris and Iris Pigram of Brambles, The Common on the safe arrival of a son, Zach, on 29 April. Mother and baby are doing well. We regret to announce the death on 5 May […]

A Local Shop For Local People

2nd of June 2006

Stanley’s Store, ChipperfieldOpen Nearly All HoursNew free and friendly grocery deliveries throughout the village.No need to spend ages on your PC, clunk, click and pay for a delivery slot. Stanley’s Store is now offering free delivery of fresh fruit and veg and household / convenience goods. In this day and age of Mega Monster supermarkets, […]

From Our Borough/county Councillor

2nd of June 2006

Bovingdon Fire StationAs I write this there are intense negotiations taking place between Hertfordshire County Council and the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). One hopes that their threatened strike will be averted, in the interests of public safety. Quite obviously one has sympathies for the Bovingdon crew fighting their corner but without any backing from the […]

Fundraising Sale

2nd of June 2006

on Saturday 10 JuneTables available for hireChipperfield Playgroup are holding a Table Top Sale to raise funds to buy some new equipment and provide a leaving party for the children at the end of term. The sale will be held in The Village Hall on Saturday 10 June at 10.00am.If any individual or local organisation […]

Chipperfield Parish Council 2006-07

2nd of June 2006

At their Annual General Meeting held on Monday 8 May members re-elected Liz Holliday as Chairman and MikeJoseph as Vice Chairman for the coming year. Some changes were made to the membership of Committees and a new Committee for Youth & Education established. Committee membership is as follows: Finance Liz Holliday, Mike Bradshaw and Mark […]

Around The Pill Pond

2nd of June 2006

The vicinity of the Pill Pond at Chipperfield looks idyllic and serene, but how much more so it was in 1915 when Bertha and Jim Saunders moved there. That was the year when their son Chris was born. His parents were on the threshold of a new venture when they bought Rose Farm from the […]

Bowls Club Anniversary Dinner

2nd of June 2006

On Friday 5 May forty members and guests attended the annual dinner held at Little Hay Golf Club.President Ron Ray made a short speech recalling the 21 years of the club’s existence and then presented Richard Hughes with an inscribed tankard. Ron expressed his gratitude to Richard who had been Secretary since the club originally […]

Youth Football

2nd of June 2006

This year nearly 200 Chipperfield Corinthians youth and their families descended on Great Yarmouth. Once again it was an exhausting weekend but very satisfying to see the children enjoy themselves so much!Unfortunately the Under 14’s didn’t retain the cup but they lost in the finals to a very strong team from Liverpool. However the Under […]

Horticultural Society Summer Show

2nd of June 2006

Saturday 24 JuneOur summer show is always a wonderful display of colour and scent as there are numerous classes for sweet peas and roses. Other flowers such as delphiniums, sweet williams, pansies and fuchsias all have their own classes as do pot plants and vases of flowers.Classes for fruit and vegetables, such as strawberries, raspberries […]

How Does Your Garden Grow ?

2nd of June 2006

In past years the Parish Council has entered the village in the Village of the Year Competition and we have won several prizes in different categories. Preparations for entry are very time-consuming as the emphasis is now on community activities. This year the Parish Council proposes to hold our own Best Kept Gardens Competition with […]