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September 2009

Wormeries

2nd of September 2009

Ever wondered what to do with all that kitchen waste? Throwing it away is no longer acceptable due to pressing environmental issues, but putting cooked food on a compost heap leads to other problems. The answer is to invest in a wormery. Wormeries are composting systems that utilise certain types of worms called Brandling worms […]

September In Your Garden

2nd of September 2009

This is a very busy month for gardeners as autumn is almost upon us. A huge selection of spring-flowering bulbs can be found in the garden centre and it is a good time to purchase them before some of the scarcer varieties are sold out. Hyacinths for growing in bowls to flower around Christmas time […]

High Flyers

2nd of September 2009

At last, a warm, sunny Sunday afternoon! Today as we sat outside the Wendy House having tea there were dragonflies flying over the ponds. They have been few and far between this year and we have missed them. There were plenty of butterflies on the buddleias too. It has been a funny year for them […]

Local Open Studios In September

2nd of September 2009

The Hertfordshire Visual Arts Forum Open Studios annual event takes place during September.The sculptor Dick Onians and the painter Graham Boyd are two local artists who will make their studios open to visitors. The informal and relaxed contact between artists and visitors has in the past proved to be mutually stimulating and provides an unusual […]

What A Feast Of Music And Dance We Had This Summer

2nd of September 2009

It all started on a very wet Saturday at the end of June when St Paul’s Church was filled to capacity for ‘Music for a Summer Evening’ provided by Chipperfield Choral Society. Alan Taylor conducted the choir in John Rutter’s arrangement of well-known folk songs ‘The Sprig of Thyme’ and Duncan Byrne added his marvellous […]

Chiltern Open Air Museum

2nd of September 2009

The Chiltern Open Air Museum at Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles, remains open until 30 October. The museum is open daily from 10am-5pm and special events in September include: 5/6th Join in on the farm – cultivating the fields; 12/13th Traditional crafts; 19/20th Traditional toys and games; 26/27th From sheep to jumper – […]

Charity Race Night

2nd of September 2009

The Windmill, Chipperfield Monday 21 September at 9pm Light snacks provided A charity race night will be held in aid of Wish House, a charity dedicated to brightening up the lives of terminally ill children by making their wishes come true.

The Lanes Children’s Centre

2nd of September 2009

The centre has recently launched a Safety Equipment Library (which includes travel cots etc) as well as a Toy Library. They also have a new group which meets on the second Saturday of each month from 10-11.30am. Dad’s Zone is for children aged 0-6 years to come with the men in their lives for breakfast, […]

Hospice Of St Francis Donate Don’t Dump D-day Appeal

2nd of September 2009

Following retail guru Mary Portas’ TV programme on charity shops recently, the Hospice of St Francis have decided to ask people across businesses and organisations in Hertfordshire, Beds and Bucks to donate just one good quality piece of clothing/shoes/accessories which they may have in their wardrobe or an item from home in a special Donate […]

Indoor Bowls In Chipperfield Village Hall

2nd of September 2009

Over 50’s Group The new season starts on Thursday 10 September and play takes place from 1.30 to 3.30pm every week. Just turn up and you will be given a warm welcome (as well as a cup of tea!) Short Mat Bowls Club On Friday 2 October, the Short Mat Bowls Club commence their season […]

Cricket Club News

2nd of September 2009

The new set up at the Club certainly seems to have generated a good deal of interest and a welcome breath of fresh air has swept through the Club. As we approach the end of the season the Saturday sides are reasonably secure in their divisions and dependant on restructuring the fourth eleven may have […]

Playskill

2nd of September 2009

We really hope that people will join us on Thursday 10 September 7.30pm onwards at Soul Survivor Watford, Greycaine Road, Watford, for a Special Night with food, our AGM, and a visiting speaker, a Psychologist who has a disability, speaking on Strengthening Self-Esteem in Children with Physical Difficulties.We are also having a coffee fundraiser morning […]

Friends Of Chipperfield Churchyard

2nd of September 2009

We were encouraged by the interest shown in the article earlier in the year and grateful for donations received. Here is some more financial information as a prelude to inviting villagers to contribute to an informal “Friends of Chipperfield Churchyard.” St Paul’s Church income is not keeping pace with expenditure and we are facing drastic […]

Roman Catholic Church

2nd of September 2009

Fr. Jan Bak celebrated his Silver Jubilee – 25 years as a priest – here at our church. Everyone joined in the congratulations with great feeling and enthusiasm. Together at the altar, besides our own Fr. Terry and Fr. Jan, were the head of the Salvatorians in England, and the novice-master from Fr. Jan’s Polish […]

St Paul’s & Holy Cross

2nd of September 2009

Judy and I recently enjoyed six days walking with some friends along the South West coast path from the Lizard to Zennor in Cornwall. The weather was varied; the company was good, the scenery in places amazing, and the news of the Lord’s Test match just fine! Our itinerary gave us the welcome opportunity of […]

Baptist Church

2nd of September 2009

Did you know that I am an integral part of your year? Every year I am there staring out at you from your calendar. You can never escape me because my presence is always there. Now you are wondering two things. One that I am obviously barking mad and you have no idea what I […]

Parcel Scam

2nd of September 2009

Police have issued a warning after fraudsters have been using people’s personal details to have goods delivered to their homes, which they later collect. Elderly residents have been receiving parcels, in their names, delivered from various catalogue companies which they never ordered. They later receive a call from an unknown person, who says the parcel […]

When It Comes To Retirement Planning

2nd of September 2009

Some simple planning in the years leading up to retirement could mean you achieve a better standard of living in retirement and it need not cost you more to get there. Moreover at the point of retirement, many people take decisions about how to buy their retirement income without understanding the options or the risks […]

The Cure Parkinson’s Trust

2nd of September 2009

A highly successful coffee morning and bring-and-buy sale was held at Castle Village, Berkhamsted, on Wednesday12 August in aid of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust. Organised by Vida Metcalfe (a former Chipperfield resident) and with the help of Chipperfield Evening WI, the magnificent total of £483.90 was raised.

Chipperfield Theatre Group

2nd of September 2009

While most of you were away for your summer holidays, Chipperfield Theatre Group were busy rehearsing for ‘Sweeney Todd Shock ‘n’ Roll Show’ by Peter Miller and Randall Lewton. We are really pleased to welcome several new members to this production, so you will see some new faces on stage as well as some ‘old’ […]