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March 2008

Hairdressing And Pampering (with Coffee) For Older Residents

20th of March 2008

Mandy Yendell, a qualified hairdresser with over twenty years experience, will be hosting weekly sessions for senior citizens in Chipperfield Village Hall. Pamper sessions which will include hairdressing, manicure and Indian head massage will be held on Wednesday mornings and start on Wednesday 12 March from 9.30am until 12.30pm. Homemade cakes, tea and coffee will […]

Trend & Thomas At The Post Office Stores

20th of March 2008

You will probably be aware that estate agents and chartered surveyors, Trend & Thomas, advertise properties for sale at the Post Office Stores. The response so far has been very positive, despite difficult market conditions. To kick-start the year, Bipin and Adrian (of Trend & Thomas) have come up with a scheme which would benefit […]

St. Paul's School

2nd of March 2008

This school year we launched our new motto: “Love to Learn; Learn to Love”. We think that this summarises the two things we are trying to do as a school community. We not only want our children to learn, but to love learning, so that they have skills and attitudes which will equip them for […]

Hello Cello

2nd of March 2008

Laura Rose is an experienced professional cellist with over 20 years experience. She has performed in many diverse settings, ranging from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to Joan Armatrading and Burt Bacharach and has toured all round the world. As well as performing, teaching the cello has always been an important part of her life and […]

March In Your Garden

2nd of March 2008

With Terry SimmondsUntil the 1960s all trees and shrubs, roses and herbaceous perennials were grown in the ground in nurseries and had to be planted in the garden between November and March. Today we are lucky because all these plants are container-grown and we can go along to the garden centre and plant them throughout […]

Ponds On The Common

2nd of March 2008

Every year Dacorum Borough Council arrange for Bedwell Fisheries Services to check the condition of the ponds in the borough. This is an extract from their report on three ponds on The Common: Apostles PondThis much-visited pond in the woodland is an important part of the local landscape as well as being a very important […]

Stella Barker 1916 – 2008

2nd of March 2008

On 19 January this year, Mrs. Barker, known to her friends as Stella, died. She died as she had wished, in her own home in Scatterdells Park with her much-loved brother-in-law beside her. Joe had come down from Sunderland, their home town, to be with her for the last three weeks of her life.Stella, a […]

Women's World

2nd of March 2008

DAY OF PRAYERA special service at10am on Friday 7 MarchThis is a Christian event shared every year on the same day by people all over the world. Each year it is prepared by a different country and this year it has been written by the Christian women of Guyana in South America.The churches of Chipperfield, […]

St Paul's And Holy Cross

2nd of March 2008

Increasingly I sense that we are a people ill at easeÉ the financial situation seems increasingly volatile; we fear for the future as confidence in those who “control” these things seems to be on the wane… the competence of those “in power” and the integrity that should go with their position appears to be in […]

Roman Catholic Church

2nd of March 2008

January saw our annual Quiz Night, luckily for most of us a sociable, rather than intellectually challenging, event. (Your correspondent’s team still didn’t win!). We are well-used to “Sport” or “History” rounds but, on this occasion, the subjects were disguised under ambiguous titles so declaring a joker was more an act of faith than a […]

News From The Churches

2nd of March 2008

THE BAPTIST CHURCHIt is the month of Mars and I don’t mean the one that helps us to work, rest and play. As if we didn’t know already, March is so called because it was named after the Roman god of war. In fact because of the likelihood of blistering hot weather in the Mediterranean […]

Village People

2nd of March 2008

Christine and Steve Simmonds-Moore are the proud parents to baby daughter Sienna, born at home in Liverpool on 14 August. Christine and her American husband have just returned from a trip to North Carolina for Sienna’s American grandparents to meet their first grandchild. They returned in time for the Christmastide wedding celebration of Christine’s brother […]

Crime Figures In Hertfordshire

2nd of March 2008

from April 2007 to mid December 2007 All recorded crime – down 12.7%Domestic burglary – down 4.9%Motor vehicle crime – down 1%Robbery – down 24.5%Serious violent crime – down 24.3%Source: British Crime Survey Crimes per 1000 residents – Hertfordshire compared to ÒMost similar forcesÓ as set by the Home Office

Neighbourhood Watch

2nd of March 2008

Andy Reynolds is the newly appointed Watch Liaison Officer for Dacorum and takes up his post after 3 years working at Police Headquarters as Crime Reduction Officer. Andy is working to establish a new, secure data base – Online Watch Link or OWL. The OWL system will enable messages to be sent to and received […]

Garden Visitors

2nd of March 2008

Some visitors are more welcome than others and it is just the same in the garden. We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the frogs and toads to spawn in the ponds. After that they should be quite hungry and eat a nice lot of our slugs.The herons that come to feed on them will […]

Mobile Police Office

2nd of March 2008

Next visit on Tuesday 11 March in the Church car park from 11am-1.30pm.PCSO David Alexander will be able to security mark mobile phones and bicycles. He also has safety lanyards which easily clip to handbags to thwart bag-snatchers.

Health Walks

2nd of March 2008

These twice-weekly walks round The Common are proving to be very popular. Each lasts about 40 minutes, with an optional longer route of about 1 hour. The walks leave Blackwells at 9.30am every Tuesday and Thursday and are accompanied by trained leaders.

The Good News And The Bad News From The Taxman

2nd of March 2008

The good news is that after the 6 April 2008 the standard rate of tax will go down from 22% to 20% putting more cash in the pockets of most tax payers. The bad news is that the churches and charities that we support will suffer a drop in their income if we do not […]

Dacorum's Museum Store

2nd of March 2008

Did you know that Dacorum has a wealth of interesting local artefacts and memorabilia stored in a building in Berkhamsted, behind the Civic Centre and that you are able to visit on a monthly ÔTuesday Tour at Two’? To book a tour, please call Dacorum Heritage Trust on 01442 879525 or send an e-mail to […]

Another Tree Plaque Discovered

2nd of March 2008

Malcolm Durrant, our tireless Village Warden, has unearthed another plaque from beneath the brambles round the Common. The wording on this one says:This tree was planted on19 March 1977The Silver Jubilee ofHer Majesty Queen Elizabeth IIand presented by theChipperfield Branch of the Royal British Legion and the Chipperfield Jubilee Committeeon behalf of the residents of […]