Our thanks to two readers who have alerted us to an on-going car scam: Beware of paper stuck on the back window of your vehicle – it is a new way of car jacking. What happens is this – You walk across the car park, unlock your car and get inside. You start the engine [...]
Autumn, a time of mists and mellow fruitfulness, ripe apples, and mushrooms. I love all the changes of season, all for different reasons, and picking apples, mushrooms and other fungi help to make up for the shortening days. I wish I knew more about fungi in general, but I do love mushrooming. We never had [...]
In the days before pot-grown and container-grown plants, November was the month when all shrubs, perennials and roses had to be planted. Happily today we can plant these throughout the year with safety. However, hedging plants such as privet, hornbeam, quickthorn and beech are still sold as bare-root plants and so, too, are raspberry canes, [...]
Since Dacorum Borough Council stopped paying for the provision of dog waste bags in the Borough, our Parish Council has been buying supplies for use in the village. However, they are not cheap and it is apparent that some dog owners, possibly visitors, are taking far more bags from the dispensers than their dogs need [...]
I would like to thank Sally Main for her article in last month’s issue. As Chairman of Chipperfield News since 1992, when I took over from Keith Brown, I confirm that the publication and its finances are in good order. Some committee members have come and gone since the personalities mentioned in Sally’s article and [...]
CHRISTMAS has come three months early at the Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted where staff and volunteers are busy kicking off their new fun festive fundraiser – Hemel Hempstead’s first ever Santa Dash. People of all ages, shapes and sizes, even the family dog, can register to take part in the Santa dash – [...]
Chipperfield Baptist Church will hold their Christmas Tree Festival on the following dates: Saturday 13 and 20 December 10am-5pm; Sunday 21 December 10am-2pm; Saturday 27 December 2-4pm; Thursday 1 January 12noon-4pm) The Chiltern West Gallery Quire will sing on Sunday 14 December at 4pm with tea afterwards. Refreshments served during all opening times. Bulbs and [...]
We now have a memorial wall in place in the garden of remembrance at St.Paul’s. Anyone who has the cremated remains of a relative interred there is welcome to have a memorial plaque placed on the wall. These will be of two sizes: both will be 6.75 inches wide, with a depth of 2 inches [...]
Daphne and family would like to thank family, friends and neighbours for attending Jim’s funeral, for messages of sympathy and all their help and support at this difficult time.
Last year one of our parishioners, Pauline Southworth, was co-opted onto the Chipperfield Parish Council. Recently, she was appointed a School Governor of St Paul’s and is pleased to work for the village school where her grand-children had been so happy and well-taught.
There is a certain beauty in November, the trees should by now be displaying the rich and varied colours of autumn. It is an awesome sight on a still, cold and misty day to see all those browns, golds, reds and oranges glowing in the low hazy sun. We can marvel at this diverse and [...]
In the Spring of 1994 I was fortunate enough to have four weeks study leave in a fairly remote part of the Dordogne region of France. Along with my books, I took my bicycle, and spent some time in the late afternoon riding around the lovely countryside as a break from my studying. I came [...]
Mr John Neal had intended to speak to the Chipperfield Evening WI on the Bayeaux tapestry but found he had brought the incorrect slides. He therefore gave an extremely interesting illustrated talk on the River Thames from Tower Bridge to the Thames Barrier. Although unplanned, it was an enjoyable and informative talk and slide show. [...]
Congratulations to Andy Coote of Heath End who achieved a personal best of 2 hours 18 minutes running in the Great North Run on Sunday 5 October. The run is a half marathon (13.2 miles) from the centre of Newcastle, across the Tyne Bridge and down the coast road to South Shields. This is the [...]
All senior citizens are welcome at the Seniors’ Lunch Club which takes place at Blackwell’s every Thursday at 12.30pm. A two course meal, followed by tea or coffee and mints, costs £4.50. Please phone 01923 264708 by Tuesday in order to reserve your place for lunch on Thursday.
Last season Chipperfield Corinthians Football Club missed out on promotion again by only three points. This season they hoped for a good start to launch this year’s challenge. The club haven’t had a good start – but a great start. By the end of September they had won seven and drawn one and were sitting [...]
A Mobile Police Office will be in the Church Car Park on The Common Tuesday 18 November from 11am – 2.30pm Come and visit the office and meet our Police Community Support Officer, David Alexander, who will usually be on duty.
A coffee morning was held in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support in the Baptist Church Hall on 26 September. The event, which was hosted by Helen Harmer, was attended by over 40 people and a grand total of £260 was raised. A big thank you to everyone who came and supported the charity and to [...]
On the 26 and 27 of September Chipperfield Theatre Group put on a show to a packed “café” at which over £2,000 was raised for charity. The two charities chosen were the Hospice of Saint Francis and the National Childrens Homes. Chipperfield Theatre Group would like to thank all those people who gave up their [...]
On Remembrance Sunday, 6 November the crossroads at the village War Memorial (The Street, Kings Lane and The Common) will be closed to traffic from 10.45-11.15am. Please inform any visitors you may be expecting that morning. The police have agreed to be present as, unbelievably, our volunteer village traffic stewards received unacceptable verbal abuse from [...]