I wholeheartedly agree with the reader’s view of the exterior appearance of The Two Brewers. In addition, I regret the replacement of the original sign on the Common and find the advertisement boards very ugly. I seem to be becoming more like Victor Meldrew every day!
The Oliver family are pleased to announce the safe arrival of Katie Rose on 27 July. Proud parents are Rosemary Oliver and Martin Seager, a sister for Jack. Luke and Karen Silverton are pleased to announce the safe arrival of their son, Julian James Silverton, on 2 September. We would like to pass on our [...]
Autumn is here and days are getting shorter. In the hardy border some of the perennials are dying down now and will need to be cut back. The clippings can go straight on to the compost heap together with the old bedding plants that have passed their best. Add a little Garotta to the compost [...]
Finally at the beginning of September the grain harvest is all gathered in. In my younger days it was never finished until the middle of September and I never wanted to go back to school while the combine was still out. As I got older my father was not keen to send me back either; [...]
Colin died on the 5 August. He lived in Belsize with his wife Connie for 42 years. He was born in Essex and he joined The Royal Air Force at 18 years old. He had three children – Tony, Paul and Mary. After leaving the Air Force he worked for many years as a watchmaker. [...]
Gillian and Mike Kerr would like to thank the people of Chipperfield and neighbouring areas for their kind support and generosity on the occasion of a Charity Garage Sale which Gillian organised at their home over the week-end of 7th to 9th August in support of the above charitable foundation. This charity works to facilitate [...]
It was a glorious day for our Garden Party held at ‘Sunset’ on 22nd August and great to see so many people chatting and enjoying good company – as well as the cream teas! £140 was raised for church funds. Our Flower Festival was held on August Bank Holiday weekend. We had a fantastic time [...]
October at the Baptist Church sees us celebrating our church anniversary. I will remember this anniversary because there are many more than my wife to remind me. I am human, of course, and a man, so it is an unwritten law that I am going to forget some things. Anniversaries are important; men especially know [...]
There has been a very good response to the article in last month’s Chipperfield News asking residents to help with maintenance costs of the churchyard. The rector, Jim Stevens, the Churchwardens and the Parish Church Council are very grateful to all those residents who have offered financial help. Thank you Chipperfield.
Judy and I really enjoyed having four days away with our daughter, son-in-law and their two little boys at the end of August. Thomas, our older grandchild (he is nearly two and a half) is fascinated with our dog Smokey. She is very tolerant of him but really does not like him trying to tread [...]
Comic Relief Grants is seeking applications from small local voluntary and community groups for projects benefiting Hertfordshire residents. The grants awarded can range from £1,000 to £10,000. For more information on who is eligible for the grant and to get an application pack, visit the Hertfordshire Community Foundation website. Grants are made on a quarterly [...]
We are so pleased that together with Mr Clayton Rae of the Access and Rights of Way Department of Dacorum Borough Council, the Horse Track running alongside Langley Road has been resurfaced. There is a little more work to do; a muddy patch near the safety rails is awaiting attention and the surface needs to [...]
Since the formation of the ‘Friends’ announced in September’s Chipperfield News, you may have seen non-official looking people with pads of paper and measuring tapes wandering around the Common appearing to have some purpose in mind. We do! We are the initial batch of Friends carrying out the surveys needed to assist Dacorum management of [...]
On what must have been the most pleasant, balmy evening this year, some 40 members (together with husbands and friends) of the Chipperfield Evening W.I. met on the 19th August at Burford House for an enjoyable salmon supper, plus those delicious desserts! Our thanks go to Lesley and Richard Edwards for once again opening their [...]
A Mobile Police Office will be in the Church Car Park on The Common on Wednesday 7th October between 1-3pm and on Tuesday 20th October 11am-1.30pm. 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, general [...]
We are a small group of mixed ability bridge players who are going to meet up every other Thursday afternoon starting 29 October in Sarratt Village Hall at 2pm for a friendly game of duplicate bridge. Anyone interested would be very welcome to join us. The cost is £2 per session. Tea/coffee and biscuits are [...]
Membership is now available at the reduced joining fee of £1 until the end of 2009. We play in the Village Hall from October to the end of April on Tuesday and Friday evenings from 7pm. It’s fun and you will be helped to start if you have not played before. Why not give us [...]
We enjoyed a lovely weekend of tennis in perfect weather which makes a change! Congratulations to the following:- Junior tournament Winners: Tom Ffitch and George Ffitch Runners up: Tom Allport andChakib Rogers Teenagers tournament Winners: Kyme Jackson and Alex Bond Runners up: Ewan Jackson and Stanley Critchfield Ladies Tournament Winners: Karen Jackson and Jenny Ahern [...]
Chipperfield Within Living Memory PLEASE – we need your help to locate the exact site of the pits used for cock fighting in the village. Did your parents or grandparents tell you anything about them? Do we have a site of historical importance in Chipperfield which merits recognition? If you do have any information, please [...]
Saturday 24 October 10am-1pm in the Small Hall PLEASE come and support many local charities including Iain Rennie Hospice at Home, Cure Parkinsons, Mencap, Home Farm Trust and Chiltern Dog Rescue. Plus coffee and refreshments.