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July 2008

Village Hall A.g.m.

20th of July 2008

The Chairman of the Village Hall Committee, Richard Edwards, welcomed representatives of user organisations to the 24th AGM held on 4 June. He reported that following a two-year freeze of rental charges, it will be necessary to increase rates from September 1 this year to meet higher operating costs and anticipated rises in the price […]

Summer In The Garden

2nd of July 2008

Gardeners do spend a lot of time talking about the weather. Last summer we had a lot of rain which made the weeds grow furiously and lawns needed more mowing, slugs and snails were more active and diseases such as Potato Blight were rampant. Should we have hot dry weather, we should be taking steps […]

Baptist Church News

2nd of July 2008

It was rather chilly with the threat of showers on the day of our May Fair, and so it was decided to hold it inside. The event was well supported and £650 + was raised for our much needed church funds. It was fun as well as hard work, and our thanks to everyone who […]

Baptist Church

2nd of July 2008

Being a joint newsletter I am tempted to double up on my word count. The other thought was to try and jam in double the wisdom (I can hear you scoffing so stop it).The funny thing is after last months comments on the weather, today it is currently lovely and sunny (it may not be […]

Roman Catholic Church

2nd of July 2008

Following the anxiety and grief of Fr. Des illness and death, the parish had to face another worry; not only who would succeed Fr. Des, but would we get a priest at all! The Salvatorian Community in the UK has no surplus of priests to draw on.We have been so fortunate! Fr. Terry, Des brother, […]

St Pauls And Holy Cross

2nd of July 2008

My father was a History teacher, and in the early stages of my secondary education I enjoyed his lessons: indeed some fifty years on I am amazed what I still remember. He was passionate in the belief that we should study History, so as to learn from the past, for whilst we live in an […]

Funds Raised For Dens

2nd of July 2008

A fair number of people braved the heavy rain on 3 June to attend a fund-raising Coffee Morning at Helen Harmers home in Kings Lane.The sum of £144 was raised in aid of the charity DENS (Dacorum Emergency Night Shelter) which provides accommodation for the homeless.Another fund-raising event will be held later in the year.

Village People

2nd of July 2008

Jenny Laurie was pleased to be part of the team from her flower club Design Scents which won a Bronze medal at the Chelsea Flower Show for their exhibit depicting ‘My Fair Lady’ in the ‘Overture’ class in the Floral Design marquee.  This was an interesting if exhausting way to visit Chelsea, as the exhibits are put up […]

My Boy Bill

2nd of July 2008

Oh the joys of keeping livestock! I am just about to serve dinner, asparagus fresh from the garden to start, when glancing down to the pond I see Bill, the lamb that I bottle fed, pruning the cornus behind the pond. He is out again! I turn off the grill and run down the garden. […]

Mobile Police Office

2nd of July 2008

A Mobile Police Office will be in the Church Car Park on The Common on Tuesday 1 July and Tuesday 29 from 11am-1.30pm. Come and visit the office and meet our Police Community Support Officer, David Alexander, who will usually be on duty.

Wildacre Annual Art Exhibition

2nd of July 2008

The Wildacre annual art exhibition will be held this year at Chenies School from Friday 22 August to Monday 25 August inclusive. The exhibition will be open from 10am to 6pm daily. Refreshments will be available and there is free parking.The exhibition will include between 250-300 paintings, both framed and unframed, in a mixture of […]

Parish Council Initiative

2nd of July 2008

In order to make savings this year, Dacorum Borough Council have withdrawn funding to provide dog waste bags throughout the borough.However, Chipperfield Parish Council consider that the provision of these bags is essential if our village and its open spaces are to be kept clean and free of dog waste. Parish Councillors have therefore decided […]

Flaunden Concert

2nd of July 2008

There will be a concert and picnic in the fields by the church on Sunday 6 July. It’s entitled Flaunden’s got Talent – and yes we really do have so much talent within the village and surrounding area. We’re so lucky to have such wonderful musicians and singers living here amongst us. There will be […]

Curd Family Get Together

2nd of July 2008

on 19 JULY 2008at SARRATT JMI SCHOOLSarratt Local History Society is hosting an Open Day and Curd family get together on Saturday 19 July in Sarratt JMI school. There will be a display devoted to the story of John Curd and Susannah Pymley who were married in the village church 8 August 1769 and their […]

Speed Sign Proposed For Dunny Lane

2nd of July 2008

Hertfordshire Highways Joint Members Panel has agreed to fund one solar powered Vehicle Actuated sign in Dunny Lane in the 2008/09 financial year.The proposed location is opposite St Anne’s/The Thatch facing Belsize. This location will slow traffic approaching the crossroads where Dunny Lane meets The Street.If you would like to comment on the proposed location […]

News From St Paul's School

2nd of July 2008

Now that the weather is a bit warmer we have reached the time of year when we try to get “out and about” so as to make the curriculum more exciting.Both Year 5 and the children in the Foundation Stage have been doing a lot of gardening! Children in Year 5 have transformed the overgrown […]

Greensleeves Morris Men

2nd of July 2008

ANNUAL VISIT JULY 11-13Greensleeves Morris Men will be holding their annual weekend of dance in Chipperfield from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 July. As always the village is thanked for the welcome the dancers always receive and equally cordially invited to watch the performances.The first of these takes place on the Common opposite the Two […]