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December 2007

Christmas Fruit & Veg At Stanleys Store

20th of December 2007

Back by popular demand! Once again Stanley’s Store will have their Christmas fresh fruit and veg boxes – no elbow pushing needed. Beautiful fresh produce sourced locally wherever possible and delivered free of charge to your door on Christmas Eve. Pop in to Stanley’s for an order form – get your order in quickly!

Pin Number Reversal (good To Know)

20th of December 2007

If you should ever be forced by a robber to withdraw money from an ATM machine, you can notify the police by entering your Pin Number in reverse. For example if your pin number is 1234 then you would put in 4321. The ATM recognizes that your pin number is backwards from the ATM card […]

Pupils Piano Concert Raises £3,500

2nd of December 2007

Last month, local piano teacher Suzanne Brady organized a special concert by 24 of her pupils. Families and friends packed the Church of Our Lady in Dunny Lane to hear her pupils playing some of their favourite pieces. A total of £3,500 was raised for the St. Francis Hospice. Suzanne hailed the evening as a […]

Parking At The Village Hall

2nd of December 2007

Please note that the area immediately in front of the Village Hall is for use specifically by village hall users while delivering and unloading, and for Ken Ward, who has a right of way to park his vehicle there as he lives at Martlet Cottage.Access must be kept free for use by emergency services.Parents delivering […]

Winter In The Garden

2nd of December 2007

With Christmas approaching it is easy to forget about the garden. However, with the colder days on their way, less hardy plants will need to be protected. Stake trees and taller shrubs to prevent rocking in the wind and put up windbreaks. Get pipes and outdoor taps lagged against freezing and line the glasshouse with […]

Organ Fund Appeal

2nd of December 2007

The household and garden sale held at Hunterswood on 3 November raised a grand total of £1,250. Mary and Sandy Stirling are delighted to donate £900towards the restoration of the church organ in the hope that organist Keith Benison will continue to enrich worship at St. Pauls for many years.The remaining cash has been divided […]

Chipchops Activities

2nd of December 2007

Chipchops was blessed with fine weather for this year’s sponsored bike ride on 22 September, which took place along the Grand Union Canal, and we were pleased that all 20 bikers made it safely home, raising over £550 for the Retrak (formerly Tigers) charity.We had a great swim at Burford house, and the camping, BBQ […]

Christmas Parcels – Beware Of This Scam

2nd of December 2007

If you find a card posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) saying that they have a parcel for you, do not phone the number given on the card. It is a premium rate line and will cost you £15 for the phone call. Contact Royal Mail Fraud on 0207 […]

Health Walks In Chipperfield

2nd of December 2007

A new weekly walk in Chipperfield will take place every Thursday in the new year.Health Walks are accompanied by trained leaders and organised and promoted by Dacorum Borough Council, Hertfordshires Countryside Management Service and the National Health Service.The first walk will leave Blackwells on The Common at 10.00am on Thursday 3 Janaury. The walks are […]

St Pauls Parish Registers

2nd of December 2007

We welcome into Gods family4 November 2007Holly and Joshua, twin children of Richard and Hannah MillerCallum and Stuart, twin sons of Graham and Lesley Warner

Mimie Eva Simmonds

2nd of December 2007

1910 – 2007Born in Rawal Pindi in India, Mimie was the youngest daughter of RSM Frederick William Williams R.E. The family lived in the military town of Roorkee and Mimie spent the first ten years of her life there. At an early age she was sent away to a boarding school in Simla in the […]

News From The Baptist Church

2nd of December 2007

The past few months have been busy ones in the life of our church and, as winter approaches, there is still a lot happening. If you have not attended a Christingle service before, come and join us at St Pauls on 9 Dec at 10am to discover its meaning. At 4pm on that day, the […]

Roman Catholic Church

2nd of December 2007

Although we were well looked after by visiting priests during Fr. Desmonds holiday, it was with great pleasure that we welcomed him home. The older members of the congregation had been reminded of the days before we were a “proper” community when slightly confused priests would arrive early Sunday morning to be ferried between Chipperfield, […]

St Pauls And Holy Cross

2nd of December 2007

It is early November….I have just returned from a fortnight in Rwanda, visiting the church there, and meeting all sorts of people who live and work miles away from any tarmac road, with no supply of clean water…few clothes…just about enough to eat…yet wonderfully welcoming and friendly, many of them amazingly skilled and innovative.Back home, […]

Baptist Church

2nd of December 2007

December is busy! That I guess no one would argue with and we yearn for a slower pace, to reflect and remember what it is all about. But actually at the birth of Christ it cannot have been quiet and slow, it would have been noisy with all those animals and shepherds trampling in and […]

Village People

2nd of December 2007

Congratulations to Alex Clifford on her selection to the Wales Under 18s Lacrosse Squad. Alex is eligible for the team courtesy of her Welsh grandmother and their first match will be played early next year. Is Alex the first national cap in the village? Our County and Borough Councillor Richard Roberts, his wife Susan and […]

Plagues Of Pigeons

2nd of December 2007

With the clocks going back my early morning dog walks are once again in day light, for a few weeks any way. I can manage the dark evenings, crumpets and a roaring fire, but I hate getting up in the dark.Getting up to a fine sunny morning is a real treat and Ted, our young […]

Chipperfield Within Living Memory

2nd of December 2007

NEW LAMPS FOR OLDThe fact that St Pauls Church was closed for most of the first 3 weeks in October this year whilst the lighting system was up-graded, made me look at some earlier periods of maintenance and improvement work.It is difficult to believe that when the church was dedicated in 1838 by the Bishop […]

Youths Help – Help Youths

2nd of December 2007

Are you a teenager or in your early 20s and wish to help aspects of village life? If so read on. The Parish Council and others in the community wish to promote you, the younger generation, to take a greater and more active part in the running of our village, its institutions and sports clubs. […]

Poppy Appeal 2007 – Chipperfield Remembers Them

2nd of December 2007

Over 250 British service people have now been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan and many, many more seriously injured. Chipperfield residents have yet again demonstrated their support for the Royal British Legions work for the victims of these and earlier conflicts. In the village this year we collected a record £3,750, between seven and eight […]