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October 2008

Advertising Your Event

2nd of October 2008

IN THE VILLAGEThis is the season for shows, meetings, sales, concerts, matches, quizzes and a dozen or more other events which will be held in the village in the next few months.Please remember when advertising your event that banners and free-standing ‘A boards may require planning consent before they are put in place. Check with […]

Plastic Bags And Bottles

2nd of October 2008

With our once every two weeks collection of vegetable waste and compostable material, plus plastic, tin, glass and newspaper re-cycling boxes, a large compost heap of my own and a recently acquired wormery, most of the “rubbish” I now throw out consists of plastic bags and wrappers. How marvellous then to come across an article […]

October In Your Gargen

2nd of October 2008

We are fast approaching the time when the clocks go back and gardening after tea is at an end. October is, however, a very busy time for us gardeners as we should be planting tulips, daffodils, crocus, hyacinths and other spring-flowering bulbs. For rock gardens, tubs and containers there are a host of small-flowering bulbs […]

Slow Ripen Tomatoes In The Autumn

2nd of October 2008

Does this work? If you have to pick your tomatoes before they have ripened on the vine, wrap each one in a sheet of newspaper and store at room temperature, in an airtight container in the dark. Check every three to four days – they will eventually ripen to perfection.

Vehicle Actuated Sign

2nd of October 2008

Proposed site in Dunny LaneChipperfield Parish Council would like to thank all residents who responded to the consultation regarding the location of a new VAS. At the Council meeting in August all comments were taken into consideration and in response to the numerous replies, the Parish Council have written to Hertfordshire Highways asking them to […]

Pre-school Playgroup

2nd of October 2008

A year ago Chipperfield Pre-School Playgroup was re-launched by the new owner, Mrs. Ceri-Anne Dealey. Since then the Pre-school has seen a complete refurbishment of the Small Hall in which it runs, has employed new staff and also introduced new equipment.All staff have recently been on training courses and are well advised in the six […]

Up The Hornets!

2nd of October 2008

It has been a very good year for hornets. Not the ones that give me times of great sadness and occasionally great joy at Vicarage Road Watford, but the ones that look like wasps on anabolic steroids. Actually, they are more orange and brown than yellow and black, and half as big again as wasps. […]

Roman Catholic Church

2nd of October 2008

Belonging to a Salvatorian Parish has many advantages. Over the years we have met many of Fr. Des’s brother priests when they have covered for his absences and now Fr. Jan Bak, a Polish priest who has said Mass for us in the past, has come to be our Priest in Charge. He is most […]

St Pauls And Holy Cross

2nd of October 2008

“All good gifts around us are sent from heaven above,So thank the Lord, O thank the Lord, for all His love”For a few days in the middle of August, Judy and I joined with a couple of long standing friends from our previous parish to walk some of the South-West coast path. Bed and Breakfast […]

Baptist Church

2nd of October 2008

For those who know how writing for Chipperfield News works I am at a very real disadvantage, because I do not know how September has gone. I know, just as everyone else, that August was a real wash out. But it is September 1st and this is for the October issue. It could have been […]

A Summer Of Music

2nd of October 2008

What a feast of music, song and dance Chipperfield enjoyed this summer!On 21 June Chipperfield Choral Society gave their concert Summerfest at St. Pauls Church. Director of Music, Delia Meehan, recently returned from examining music candidates in Hong Kong, accompanied the choir on the oboe in John Rutters Psalmfest, which opened the concert. The performance, […]

Rdfas

2nd of October 2008

Rickmansworth Decorative & Fine Arts Society meet every second Tuesday of the month at Sarratt Village Hall. Our illustrated talks on every aspect of the arts, art history and architecture start at 11am with coffee/tea from 10.30am. We have 10 lectures yearly, three Special Interest Days and at least five visits to houses, gardens, museums […]

Poppy Appeal 2008

2nd of October 2008

Autumn is here again and with it Remembrancetide. The efforts of many people in the village will be concentrated this year on the fact that 90 years have passed since the end of the First World War. A dramatic presentation of scenes from that war will be performed in the Village Hall in the week […]

Hatfield House Charity Walk

2nd of October 2008

11am – 4pmon Saturday 11 October(walk entries close at 1pm)in aid of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and Dogs For the DisabledBy kind permission of Lord and Lady Salisbury, a charity walk over two routes (one of 2 miles, the other of 7 miles) will take place in the grounds of Hatfield House. Entry fee […]

Tai Chi Class

2nd of October 2008

Twenty-four people came to The Small Hall in September to find out more about Tai Chi exercises. There is enough interest to make a regular class viable and a ten-week term began on 12 September. The class meets in The Small Hall from 2pm to 3pm on Fridays. Please come if you would like to […]

Book Sale

2nd of October 2008

Many thanks to all who gave books, brought them to the Small Hall and then came on 30 August to buy books and enjoy tea and cake. It was a rare sunny Saturday morning and about 200 people came to the sale. We raised a total of £268 towards further improvement of the premises.Books in […]

Village People

2nd of October 2008

Dave and Val Calo and John and Anita Lowe wish to announce the safe arrival on 30 July of their new grandson Bobby – a little brother for Jack and a new son for proud parents Alan and Helen. Tom, Nigel and Carol Clark would like to thank all friends and neighbours for their kind […]

Green Flag Award

2nd of October 2008

Chipperfield Common was generously ‘sold for ten shillings to Hemel Rural District Council, (now Dacorum Borough Council) in 1936 by the Blackwell family, with the clear understanding that the villagers would be consulted on all aspects of its management. In those days there was no Chipperfield Parish Council. It is perhaps true to say that […]

The Two Brewers Sign

2nd of October 2008

Many residents and regular visitors to the village have been asking what has happened to The Two Brewers sign which has vanished from The Common opposite the pub. Unfortunately the sign blew down one night during a gale last autumn. It was however rescued from the road, having narrowly missed a parked car, and has […]

Twenty Years On

2nd of October 2008

It came as something of a shock to realise recently that it is twenty years since the first issue of Chipperfield News saw the light of day in October 1988 under my optimistic guidance as editor. I had never tried my hand at journalism before, but found it a very rewarding and enjoyable, though time-consuming […]