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May 2008

Duckling Into Swan

20th of May 2008

Thanks to grant aid from the Parish Council, the Chipperfield Youth Club building is undergoing rather more than a spring clean. The money has been used to create a lavatory for the disabled and to re-model the gents. Building, plumbing, and wiring has been undertaken by professionals and a small team of volunteers has fitted […]

Your Garden In May

2nd of May 2008

We had a touch of summer in February and winter in April so with any luck spring should be with us in May. Traditionally this is the month when we plant window boxes and containers and towards the end of the month we plant our bedding plants since we rarely get frosts then. Geraniums, petunias, […]

Chipperfield Horticultural Society Spring Show On Saturday 29 March

2nd of May 2008

Despite the very cold and dismal weather we have had so far this year, the Spring Show of the Chipperfield Horticultural Society was a great success. Table after table were covered with vases of daffodils of so many different varieties all bursting with colour and looking wonderful, you could feel that spring is just around […]

New Vet In Bovingdon

2nd of May 2008

Last month there was a debate in the news about replacing single doctor clinics with one-stop health shops run by several GPs – so called ‘polyclinics. Veterinary practice today seems to be headed in the same direction, with our own equivalent of ‘polyclinics springing up all over the country. Its easy to understand why going […]

Gift Aid Correction

2nd of May 2008

 I recently drew readers’ attention to the fact that charities would suffer as a result of the Government’s decision to reduce the basic rate of income tax from 22% to 20%.In his Budget The Chancellor surprised charities by announcing that, for the next three years, charities would in fact be able to reclaim tax at […]

Work In St Pauls Church

2nd of May 2008

Thanks to the very considerable generosity of a number of people St. Pauls is able to go ahead with a major renovation and improvement of the amazing organ in the church.Unfortunately, for safety reasons this means that over the next four months, the church will be kept locked.  It will however be available for normal […]

Baptist Church News

2nd of May 2008

We joined St. Pauls this year for the Mothering Sunday service. It was attended by many young families and the children made up posies for their mothers. A great time was had by all. The following Friday, women from the 6 churches in Sarratt, Chipperfield & Bovingdon gathered at St. Lawrence Church, Bovingdon for the […]

Baptist Church

2nd of May 2008

My children at one stage believed their paternal grandmother was a Jedi knight. For those of you who are not familiar with this title I will briefly explain. All across the galaxy the Empire was in a constant battle with Rebel forces. The Empire was led by a Sith lord who had executed a plan […]

News From Our Churches

2nd of May 2008

ST PAULS AND  HOLY CROSSWho would have thought it?  If anyone five or six months ago had said that two unfancied clubs would meet each other in the FA Cup final this month, who would have believed it?  (Apologies to those of you who have no interest in football.)  No Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea or […]

Roman Catholic Church

2nd of May 2008

Everyone was relieved and happy to see Fr. Des back in the Presbytery after having been “re-glued” in hospital. This is how he described what must have been a most unpleasant procedure. He has been over-whelmed by the support and concern of his friends and neighbours in the village, and thanks everyone for their prayers […]

Take Care !

2nd of May 2008

In April a car left unlocked in Queen Street was broken into overnight. The incident probably happened at about 2am in the morning when noise was heard by a resident.Remember to lock your car when you leave it and take all you belongings with you – especially bags and cameras. Unaccompanied childrenwill be capturedand sold […]

Serving King And Country In The Great War 1914-1918

2nd of May 2008

In November this year it will be 90 years since the end of World War 1 and Chipperfield will be marking the occasion with a presentation in the Village Hall on the 8 November.Year by year we listen to the list of the names that is read out at the Remembrance Day Service. Not being […]

Village People

2nd of May 2008

Frank and Lesley Baker are delighted to announce the arrival of their new grandson Casper. He “weighed in” at 8lb.3oz on 3rd April at Watford General. Their daughter Susie and son-in-law Steven are thrilled that sister Phoebe and brother Spike will have a little brother to make up the team in the 5-a-side “Grandchildren” versus […]

Sunshine And Snow Showers

2nd of May 2008

On Friday we took Ted, our Labrador, for a glorious walk along the River Chess from Latimer to Chenies in wonderful spring sunshine. Even without jackets it was quite warm. Today, Sunday, as I look out of the window everything is white with snow; two inches have landed on the patio table!The ewes look fit […]

Chipperfield Care

2nd of May 2008

Report of the AGM held on March 26 in the Village Hall.I was very sorry to report that we had lost two wonderful people during the year, who were great supporters of Care. Barbara Pearce and Tony Plessner both  did a lot for Care and will be sadly missed.  We had, sadly, also lost two […]

Mobile Police Office

2nd of May 2008

A Mobile Police Office will be in the Church Car Park on The Common   on Tuesday  6 May from 11am-1.30pm.Services offered are crime and accident reporting, cloned credit cards, lost and found property,  crime prevention advice, reports of abandoned vehicles, unoccupied premises notifications, advice on criminal law, recruiting enquiries,  general matters relating to the local […]

Tree Plaque

2nd of May 2008

The tree to match the Silver Jubilee plaque mentioned in our March issue has been identified by several residents. It is the Sweet Chestnut on the right hand side of Footpath No. 8 which leads down to the Apostles Pond as one enters the wood from the cricket field (behind the Oak planted to commemorate […]