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February 2008

News From St Pauls School

20th of February 2008

We had a fantastic week of fun and learning when the whole school did a French themed week. We have started teaching French to our junior aged children but the whole idea of the week was that it was not just about the French language but about cross curricula learning. It would be impossible to […]

C.r. Foreman 1930-2007

20th of February 2008

Roy Foreman died on 19 November 2007 and it has become apparent that he is leaving a very large “Roy-shaped” hole in the lives of all he touched. The many letters we have received have emphasised that he was always there as a problem solver, a shoulder to lean on, and an all-round caring personality. […]

St Pauls And Holy Cross

20th of February 2008

It is with a real sense of gratitude that I look back on the response there has been to the recent visit that I and six others from our churches paid to Rwanda last autumn. This was my third visit to this lovely country, to amazing people who have suffered at a level I simply […]

Which Bin For Broken Glass & Shredded Paper?

20th of February 2008

Broken glass Ð light bulbs, drinking glasses, vases etc Ð should be well wrapped in newspaper and labelled “Broken glass” and put into your grey wheelie bin. Shredded paper should be put into your newspaper re-cycling box.

St Pauls Church Yard

20th of February 2008

Our burial ground is now almost fully occupied, and the time will very shortly come when there will no longer be space for new full graves. We recognise that this will be a matter of considerable concern to some in the village. We thus invite all who wish to discuss this with us to a […]

Dog Waste Bag Disposal

2nd of February 2008

It has been brought to the attention of the Parish Council that over the past few months someone has been continually littering the hedgerows along the footpaths connecting Scatterdells Lane with Croft Meadow with filled dog-waste bags. Would whoever is responsible please put these bags in the bins provided on Croft Meadow. Picking up the […]

February In Your Garden

2nd of February 2008

All the new seeds and bulbs are in the garden centre now and begonias, antirrhinums, lobelia, alyssum, marigolds, sweet peas, lupins and petunias should be sown under glass as soon as possible. Sow tomatoes, cucumbers, leeks and lettuce in the glasshouse. Plug plants can be used in many cases as an alternative to seed. Buy […]

Chipperfield Choral Society

2nd of February 2008

2007 was a very special year for Chipperfield Choral Society for it was the year that celebrated its Diamond Jubilee. On December 8, St Paul’s Church was filled to capacity for two performances of the Christmas Concert, ‘O Holy Night’, and the choir conducted by their musical director, Delia Meehan, gave an uplifting performance of […]

Autumn's Bounty Draws The Crowds

2nd of February 2008

We had a bumper crop of apples last autumn and, even after we had juiced and bottled a lot of the fruit, there were still hundreds of windfalls on the ground. The sheep enjoy a bucketful each day, but they can only manage rotting ones, or even completely black ones, as their teeth are designed […]

Sponsor Needed Please!

2nd of February 2008

The Chipperfield Corinthians Under 10’s are looking for a sponsor to enable them to have new shirts and jackets. In return the sponsor will have their name/business printed on the clothing and also on the West Herts Yellow Jerseys website.The team are doing extremely well at the moment and currently hold the lead in their […]

Chipperfield Brownies

2nd of February 2008

The 1st Chipperfield Brownies have welcomed 6 new girls since September. We have enjoyed lots of fun-packed meetings/activities, including a keep-healthy evening and a sports circuit which the girls made up themselves. The girls worked hard to gain their road safety and fire safety badges; thanks to Andy Mackness for taking the girls through their […]

Chipperfield Evening Wi

2nd of February 2008

The Chipperfield Evening WI Annual Meeting was held in November, Valerie Briselden being elected President for a second year.A very successful year of events concluded with the Winter Party at the Village Hall in December. Once again the ladies of the committee provided an excellent meal and both members and visitors enjoyed the evening. At […]

Horticultural Society Spring Show Saturday 29 March

2nd of February 2008

This year, hopefully, the weather will be kind to us and the Village Hall will be filled to overflowing with classes for tulips and daffodils. Vases of shrubs and pot plants both flowering and non flowering, they all have their own classes. Vegetables from rhubarb to cabbages. Handicraft has 11 classes from drawings to woodwork. […]

Baptist Church News

2nd of February 2008

January seems pretty quiet after all the preparations and celebrations for Christmas. The Chiltern West Gallery Quire were in splendid form, as usual, and everyone who came enjoyed it, and the tea afterwards. Please note that their next event will be the Snowdrop Sunday at St MaryÕs, North Mymms on February 17th from 2-4pm, and […]

Baptist Church

2nd of February 2008

Wow there have been a lot of firsts for me last year:My first pastorate and my first home in Hertfordshire.My first birthday in Chipperfield (no I am not the youngest baptist minister in history).My first Christmas in Chipperfield and my first nine carols and lessons service.My first set of essays for college,– and I am […]

Roman Catholic Church

2nd of February 2008

Christmas passed, as Christmas should, with emphasis on the children. About forty youngsters enjoyed a party with a hot meal, entertainment and a disco. On Christmas Eve a nativity play was enacted in the church for families and friends. The traditional crib stood in the church until the three wise men arrived for the feast […]

Chipperfield School Of Dancing News Up-date

2nd of February 2008

The pupils of the dancing school took examinations with the British Arts Society and passed with excellent high-grade marks. The New Year timetable: the Baby Ballet is now on a Monday in the Parish Room. All other classes are held on Monday and Tuesday at Blackwells. Each class is standardised according to age and grade. […]

Village People

2nd of February 2008

Congratulations to Donald Main of Mahogany Hall who was awarded the MBE in the New Year Honours List for services to the Accountancy Profession in Scotland. Diane Bunting of Little Windmill Hill is at last a grandma. Alfie Peter Bunting-Rowe was born at Watford General Hospital (12 days late!) on 1 November at 8.35am – […]

Chipperfield News Agm

2nd of February 2008

The AGM of Chipperfield News was held on Tuesday 8 January when the Chairman welcomed all present. The editors reported on a successful year. However, they would still appreciate receiving additional interesting articles from local contributors. We are seeking the help of an assistant on the editorial desk, so any interested person should contact Liz […]

A Walk Around Chipperfield Common

2nd of February 2008

A small illustrated booklet entitled A Walk Around Chipperfield Common in the Reign of Queen Victoria has been published by the Parish Council. Copies priced at 75p are available at Blackwells, Chipperfield Larder, the Post Office Stores and StanleyÕs Store.The booklet originated with material prepared by Mary Nobbs to support the work that St PaulÕs […]