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April 2009

Chiltern Timber

2nd of April 2009

Thanks to a grant from the South East Timber and Woodland Fund, craftsman Steve Roberts has been able to buy a compact and portable mobile sawmill and offers contract saw milling services.If you have valuable trees that are hard to reach or extract, or too few to sell, consider cutting out the middle man. Cut […]

Kings Langley

2nd of April 2009

BOWLS CLUBSituated to the rear of The Saracens Head, High Street, Kings LangleyWe are holding a COME AND TRY BOWLS morning at the Kings Langley Bowls Club on Sunday 3 May from 10am – 1pm. So why not join us and bring along family and friends for a fun morning. There will be a team […]

April In Your Garden

2nd of April 2009

We have the Easter holidays this month, time to spend just a little more time in the garden. The flowering cherries and crab apples plus a host of shrubs and bulbs should be filling the landscape with a mass of colour. When flowering has finished, it is time to prune most of the spring-flowering shrubs. […]

High Level Songsters

2nd of April 2009

A nice, dry and often sunny week at the beginning of March has found me at the top of a ladder pruning some of our old and unruly John Standish apple trees. John Standish are the only apple trees I know that like to grow straight up, like sky rockets, and we never seem to […]

What Is A Senior Citizen?

2nd of April 2009

A Senior Citizen is one who was here before the pill, TV, frozen foods, contact lenses, credit cards …. and before man walked on the moon.For us, Time Sharing meant togetherness, not holiday homes, and a chip meant a piece of wood. Hardware meant nuts and bolts and software wasnt even a word.We got married […]

Chipperfield Care Agm

2nd of April 2009

On March 11, Chipperfield Care held its AGM in the Village Hall. Thirty six volunteers heard the Chairman, Lady Shelagh Nichols, welcome them to the meeting. The minutes of the 2008 AGM were read by the Secretary, Sue Ellis. The Organiser, Ann Soanes, reported that calls during the past twelve months had increased and the […]

Baptist Church

2nd of April 2009

April sees the end of the Barak Obamas first 100 days in office. This period that will define his presidency and begin a change in the world for good. The first expectation is very likely but the second is quite frankly not so likely. I am not going to suggest that I know anything about […]

Roman Catholic Church

2nd of April 2009

We are delighted to welcome Fr. Terry Cantwell. He arrived with no fanfare and fitted into a setting which must be very familiar to him after all these years of visits, staying with his brother in the Church House.Speaking at his first Sunday Mass, Fr. Terry told us that he had been in Tanzania from […]

St Pauls And Holy Cross

2nd of April 2009

“I do not know what lies ahead, the way I cannot see…” So starts a song I remember from years ago. I wonder if it sums up how our Prime minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer feel these days: and if so to what extent they dare not admit it! I really feel for […]

Cure Parkinsons Trust

2nd of April 2009

Seven years after being diagnosed with Parkinsons at the age of 27, Tom Isaacs is unable to walk at all without the aid of medication. What possessed him to attempt a walk of 4,500 miles around Britain’s coastline? To find out, Cure Parkinsons Trust presents A Staggering Journey when Tom hosts his fantastic visual tour […]

Mobile Police Office

2nd of April 2009

Church Car Park, The Common, Tuesday 7 April 11am-1.30pmand Wednesday 22 April 1pm-3pm Services offered are crime and accident reporting, cloned credit cards, lost/found property, crime prevention advice, reports of abandoned vehicles, unoccupied premises notifications, advice on criminal law, recruiting enquiries – and most other matters that people would visit a police station for.Come and […]

Spirit Of Dacorum

2nd of April 2009

HISTORIC VEHICLE TOUR Historic Vehicles come to Chipperfield on Bank Holiday Sunday…. The Mayor of Dacorum, Councillor Carol Green, will be in Chipperfield on Sunday 3 May at 10am to ‘flag off 50 historic vehicles from the Royal Oak on a scenic tour of Dacorum, taking in Ashridge, Markyate and Tring where 150 more historic […]

Local Events

2nd of April 2009

Chipperfield Free Family Fun DayYou don’t have to go into town to entertain the family! On Wednesday 15 April from 11am-4pm Dacorum Borough Council is organising a Free Family Fun Day at Chipperfield School, funded by the Big Lottery Fund. A team of playworkers will provide an activity-packed day of arts and crafts, physical play […]

Chipperfield Corinthians Still Top

2nd of April 2009

Chipperfield Corinthians Football Clubs good start to the season has continued into the new year. At the start of March Chipperfield Corinthians headed the top of Division One by eleven points and looked well placed for promotion back to the Premier Division of the Herts Senior County League. They were also in the quarter finals […]

Lottery Funding For New Playground Equipment

2nd of April 2009

The new equipment for the childrens’ playground in Croft Meadow was opened on Thursday 26 February by Norah Tattersall, the Head Teacher of St Paul’s School. The equipment was chosen from a large selection by the pupils of the village school, and Year Six were present at the opening. The children all seemed to enjoy […]