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February 2010

February In Your Garden

1st of February 2010

A colder than usual winter this year has presented gardeners with quite a few problems. It is hoped, however, that the severe frosts will have at least rid us of most of those perennial pests which have persisted for some years and soil structure should have improved as well. Now is the time to prune […]

The Big Freeze

1st of February 2010

Winters chill brings with it both delights and problems. The delights come in the form of wonderful scenery , different birds, close encounters with things in need of food, and, of course, tobogganing! The problems for us are the slippery surfaces and getting about; for the birds and wildlife it’s finding enough to eat and […]

Calling Over 60’s To Walk

1st of February 2010

Our successful and happy Over 60’s Walking Group is dwindling in numbers due to various ailments and, dare I say it, ‘old age’. Our oldest person to retire was just 83, so we must be doing something right, apart from proving that walking if done regularly is good for you to enjoy a healthy mind […]

John William Gilbert (jack) 12.6.34 – 7.11.09

1st of February 2010

It was a great shock to the Gilbert family when Jack died so suddenly in November and difficult to cope with losing someone with such a sunny disposition always ready to make someone laugh. He had never left Chipperfield except when sent to Germany, Korea and Japan for his National Service. He was good at […]

Mary Josephine Hogan

1st of February 2010

Jo Hogan was a well known member of the village, having lived in Chipperfield for over 40 years. A dedicated mother to her three sons and fun-loving woman, who battled adversity at various points in her life with determination and grace. She was born at Rosary Priory in Bushey, one of twins. She married John […]

Baptist Church News

1st of February 2010

There was great support for our Family Beetle evening last month. The funds raised were sent to help with treatment for a child suffering with Neuroblastoma – a rare cancer. Our Christmas lunch was well attended and very much enjoyed, as was the visit by The Chiltern West Gallery Quire, who had difficulty getting to […]

Baptist Church

1st of February 2010

“All you need is love da da da da da all you need is love da da da da da”…. and so on. I thought it apt this month to concentrate on what makes February sort of special-ish. St Valentine’s Day is great for some and for others quite onerous. The time when we pledge […]

New Book Of Remembrance

1st of February 2010

St Paul’s Church has a new Book of Remembrance. The original one was started at the time the Garden Of Remembrance was established at the east end of the churchyard in 1948. Cremation was not as popular then as it is now and to encourage the practice of setting aside areas for Gardens of Remembrance, […]

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of February 2010

Thank you…..Thank you… Thank you…. Wednesday morning 6th January. I have just returned from walking with Smokey our dog around the Common. On this morning of freshly fallen snow, I was the first person to walk from the cricket pitch down to the Apostles’ pond (Schools closed, normal life disrupted). The beauty of the snow […]

Roman Catholic Church

1st of February 2010

If you have to collapse, the place to be is in Watford Hospital. Fr. Terry was visiting a sick parishioner when his heart failed. Such a blessing as normally he would have been on his own in the Presbytery. As it was, a series of tests, a transfer to a London Hospital and a quadruple […]

Local Events This Month

1st of February 2010

Tuesday 9 at 10.30am – RDFAS meet at Sarratt Village Hall – talk on ‘Charles Rennie Mackintosh’ by Anthea Streeter. Tuesday 16 at 2.15pm – Afternoon WI meet in the Village Hall ‘The Bailiwick of Guernsey and its islands’ by Robert Keating. Wednesday 17 at 7.30pm – Evening WI meet in the Small Hall. ‘Not […]

Mobile Police Office

1st of February 2010

The Mobile Police Office will be in the Church Car Park on The Common on Wednesday 3 February between 12.30 and 2.30pm and again on Tuesday 16 February between 1 and 2pm. Please come and visit the office and meet our Police Community Support Officer.

Village People

1st of February 2010

Glynne and Ann Rees are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Bethan Rees, to Marcus Whybrow. Our sympathy goes out to the family of Dick Neil who died on 8 December. Dick was well known in the village, serving on both the Parish Council and the Parochial Church Council for many years.

Village Hall Centenary Celebrations

1st of February 2010

The Village Hall celebrated a splendid Centenary Year in 2009, with a varied programme of events. We started with our annual Barn Dance in February, organised by Anne Stickland. This was followed by a weekend Exhibition, depicting “Our Village Through The Ages”, supported with artefacts from Dacorum Heritage Museum, and organised by Mary and Andrew […]

Chipperfield News Agm

1st of February 2010

The AGM was held on Tuesday 8 December at Burford House, after a very successful year. Anne Breen, the senior editor, paid tribute to the memory of Liz Holliday as joint editor over the last 10 years. She then welcomed Sue Walker as Liz’s successor and Jenny Laurie in liaising with contributors. Anne thanked Tony […]

Chipperfield Horticultural Society Spring Show – Sat 20 March – Chipperfield Village Hall

1st of February 2010

Our Spring show has classes for all our wonderful Spring flowers and plants grown either outside or indoors. All vegetables have their classes from onions to leeks. Handicraft always has wonderful classes for everything you have made this winter. Paintings, drawings, knitting, soft toys, canvaswork, woodwork or any other craft article that you have created. […]

Brownies

1st of February 2010

We have welcomed 6 Brownies since September.  Our term began with a fantastic Centenary Launch party at Phasels Wood, Kings Langley.  Some 2000 girls and women from West and South West Hertfordshire joined together to celebrate the launch of 100 years of Guiding.  We participated in many activities, including climbing, abseiling, pedal karts, inflatables and […]

Chipperfield Corinthians Youth Football Club

1st of February 2010

The youth football club continues to flourish although there are a few less teams than there have been in the past but we currently run 5 teams as follows. Under 15’s – Coaches – Martyn Dicker & Tony Maclean; Under 13’s – Coaches – Di Hewetson & Colin Hall; Under 12’s – Coaches – Melanie […]

Chipperfield Conservation Area Appraisal

1st of February 2010

The following notice refers to a significant draft document, which describes in detail the village’s character and how it can be protected. The Parish Council would encourage villagers to access the document and submit appropriate comments. At the heart of Chipperfield lies the Green, and with the Church, Cricket Ground, The Two Brewers and School […]

Chipperfield Care Annual General Meeting

1st of February 2010

Wednesday 10 March at 8pm Chipperfield Village Hall We are a group of volunteers who provide support for villagers when other help is either not available or unreliable. We have a volunteer on the telephone every weekday 9.30am-1.30pm. Help is given in the form of transport to surgeries or hospitals, shopping or visiting. Do come […]