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April 2010

Parish Council Annual Report

1st of April 2010

1 Introduction I am pleased to report a successful year with a number of significant achievements, reported below. Proper procedures and transparency are important to good governance. This year we have added a complaints procedure which includes an automatic entry to the Council meeting agenda. You will also see increasing use of the Village web […]

Sarratt Flower Festival

1st of April 2010

A coffee morning in aid of the Flower Festival will be held on Wednesday 21 April at Little Sarratt Hall, Moor Lane, Sarratt. (Jenks’ Barn) from 9.30am (by kind permission of Diane and Tony Quayle) Crafts Bric-a-Brac Cakes Watercress Raffle Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a cup of coffee in lovely surroundings. For […]

Village Day – Saturday 22 May

1st of April 2010

Save The Date! Saturday 22 May Micklefield Hall, Sarratt, 12noon – 6pm With pig racing, tug of war and a programme of events in central arena, balloon rides, classic cars. Beer tent and Pimms, hog roast, cream teas, plus a host of other stalls and prizes. Raffle drawn on the day – prizes include BA Club […]

Jasmine Langley Road Track

1st of April 2010

We are so pleased that re-surfacing is almost complete along the Langley Road Track and soon the track will be completely user friendly to everybody. We do hope everybody has use from it, I know I have had favourable reports from those wishing to walk along that stretch of road, they have found it much […]

April In Your Garden

1st of April 2010

The clocks have now changed and hopefully we shall be spending some fine evenings in the garden. Many of the jobs started in March can be carried on during April, but as the sap is now rising it is too late to plant bare-root plants with safety. This is the time to feed roses, trees […]

Fishy Goings On

1st of April 2010

The first day of spring (2 March, in case you missed it!), warm sunshine, just the day to tidy up down by the wildlife pond. The grasses that grow just back from the waters edge got knocked about by the snow and leaves have gone into the water. A bit of fishing with a net […]

Chipperfield Village Scrapbooks Need Indexes

1st of April 2010

Do you have spare time and either typing or word processing skills? With the onset of the new millennium, I started making village scrap books of all the significant village news events and now have twelve of them, but none has an index. I was inspired to collect local information by Peggy Harpley and Susan […]

Playskill

1st of April 2010

It is an incredibly busy season for Playskill with the children progressing well. We had an amazing moment when one of the parents donated nearly £400 raised from a naming ceremony for their child – I actually had to leave the room I was so moved by the lovely letter and the expression of deep […]

All 4’s Endurance – Charity Motorcycle Ride For ‘help For Heroes’

1st of April 2010

Phil Harpley, son of Brenda who lives in Dunny Lane, writes: I was watching TV coverage of coffins returning to RAF Lyneham from Afghanistan and wanted to do something to help. I can’t stop what’s happening in the world but realised I could do something to help the recovery of severely injured military personnel, some […]

Wi News

1st of April 2010

Robert Keating spoke to the Afternoon WI about the delightful island of Guernsey, comprising only 24 square miles and with a population of 60,000. Its sandy beaches and beauty make it a popular holiday resort; however, its main income is from the banks sited there. With its own laws and government, Guernsey still loves and […]

David John Bastin

1st of April 2010

The internment of David’s ashes took place on Saturday 6th February 2010 at the Garden of Remembrance, St Paul’s Church Chipperfield. David is now at rest in his beloved Chipperfield with the love of his family and surrounded by treasured memories. Sadly missed. Winnie and family

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of April 2010

When it comes to it, for whom will you use your vote? For whoever you think should be Prime Minister? Or will you use it along Party lines because of the policies they seek to implement if they find themselves invited to form the next Government? Or perhaps you will vote for whichever candidate you […]

Roman Catholic Church

1st of April 2010

Young people wishing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation have been invited to join a study group in preparation. Bishop George Stack will visit early in July to confer the Sacrament.

Baptist Church

1st of April 2010

Carrying on from last month’s musings, boy am I glad spring is here. Gone are the dreary dark nights of winter. Gone are the cold winds laced with snow and ice. Gone are the gloves, scarves and heavy coats. Gone are the stark bare trees and the lack of colour. Welcome the bright longer days. […]

Can You Help?

1st of April 2010

When the Trustees of Blackwell’s were raising money to refurbish the premises a golf tournament was arranged. The whereabouts of the special trophy which was awarded to the winner is presently unknown and Blackwell’s are anxious to find it. Anyone who has any idea where the trophy is now please ring Blackwell’s on 01923 264708

Village People

1st of April 2010

Congratulations to Gladys Taaffe who celebrated her 99th birthday on 28 February. On the day Gladys held ‘open house’ and was joined by members of her family together with many of her local friends. A really special occasion. Friends and neighbours wish to congratulate Ray Swaby of Nunfield who celebrated his 90th birthday on 24 […]

Memorial Fund For Liz Holliday

1st of April 2010

A big thank-you to those people who donated so generously enabling this fund to reach a magnificent total of £1,585. With this amount we have spent nearly half on the purchase of the new bench that you may hopefully have already seen on the edge of the cricket pitch on the Common. This has been […]

Chipperfield Corinthians Youth Football Club

1st of April 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, play at the senior pitch in Queen Street Chipperfield; Under 13’s – Coaches: Di Hewetson & Colin […]

St Paul’s School

1st of April 2010

Pirates Week On 1-5 March it was Pirates Week at our school. We had loads of fun linking all our lessons to pirates and enjoyed sharing our work at the end of the week. In February the year sixes were busy planning two workshops, both maths, one an outdoor treasure hunt and the other an […]

Chipperfield Parish Council Annual Parish Meeting

1st of April 2010

Chipperfield Parish Council Annual Parish Meeting Wednesday 28 April at 7:30pm in the Village Hall “Policing in Chipperfield and the Surrounding Area” The Parish Council has arranged a presentation by the local police force lead by PC Nick Pringle. The presentation will cover a look back over the last year, objectives and policy for the […]