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July 2010

Village People

1st of July 2010

We are sad to report the death on 31 May of Kath Ray who lived for many years at Ridge View, Whippendell Farm. Our sympathy goes to her husband Ron, daughters Debra and Caroline and to all the family. ALL 4’s ENDURANCE Charity Motorcyle Ride. The ride, which covered the four compass points of the […]

Your Garden This Summer

1st of July 2010

After months of preparation the gardens are now beginning to look their best with the bedding schemes and hanging baskets a blaze of colour. To keep plants in peak condition make sure dead flowers are removed regularly and that plants are fed with Miracle-gro, Phostrogen or Maxicrop liquid fertilizers. Geraniums and begonias can cope quite […]

A Snip In Time

1st of July 2010

Early June and a few hot days and the ewes are panting. Time to get their coats off! Because I have only two to shear, and I do not have a handy power supply, they get done standing up with a pair of scissors. It is a shame I do not sell the wool which […]

Walking In Hertfordshire

1st of July 2010

www.walkinginherts.co.uk With more than 150 walks to download and print, free, and details of around 100 guided walks every month, this website also has books of walks, contact details for all the walking groups in the county and much more. Whether you want to walk on your own, or with a group, all the information […]

Chipperfield Corinthians Football Club

1st of July 2010

The 2009/2010 season has now reached the end and both first team and reserves finished really well. The first team under the leadership of Derek Hall finished 5th out of 16 in the Herts County Premier Division which is a very creditable performance following the promotion achieved last season and was the highest end of […]

Singing Workshop

1st of July 2010

June was the start of a monthly singing workshop held at Blackwells. Led by a lady named Jobs, these three hour sessions are fantastic fun and for all abilities. Jobs, based in London, is a bundle of enthusiasm! She describes her workshop, “Simple songs with beautiful harmonies from different origins. You just need to enjoy […]

Baptist Church

1st of July 2010

As I sit here writing I am scanning the BBC news website. It’s 1 June 2010 and there is not a great deal on the website to cheer me up. You can read about the BP oil leak and the likely effects on wildlife. There are headlines about the Israeli raid on the Palestinian aid […]

Roman Catholic Church

1st of July 2010

Every two or three years, a group of our young people study and prepare until they are ready to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. This year the Sacrament will be administered by our Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster, George Stack, visiting our Church in July for this purpose. Congratulations to those being Confirmed, and grateful thanks […]

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of July 2010

Foreseeing how things may work out in the future can be a risky business. In the last edition of Chipperfield News I assumed that those who took a balloon ride on the Common at the Village Day would have had a clear aerial view of the village – it did not work out that way! […]

Friends Of Chipperfield Churchyard

1st of July 2010

Thanks to villagers who responded to our appeal last year for donations for the churchyard. The cost of gardening throughout the year has been met, shared by the village, the Parish Council and the church. In the winter our gardener, Kevin, carried out maintenance work on gates, benches and notice boards when the weather prevented […]

Chipperfield Village Hall 27th Agm Wednesday 2 June

1st of July 2010

The Chairman reported a very successful year. We had celebrated the Centenary Year with a Weekend Centenary Exhibition, a Variety Show, a Quiz Night, and a Barn Dance. He thanked all those involved. We had purchased sixty new chairs and will be adding a further sixty of similar design later in the year. He recorded […]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of July 2010

The keys to the Children’s Centre are now in our hands! We will be open throughout the holidays but please bear with us as we continue to settle into our new offices! Our weekly activities continue throughout the holidays: Tuesday’s Under 1’s and Wednesday Wigwams in Bovingdon where our popular toy library can be accessed. […]

St Paul’s School

1st of July 2010

Village Day For those of you who came you will have seen our performance of ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ at Micklefield Hall. We performed this at the Dacorum dance competition a few months back and thought it would be perfect for this occasion. Once again we would like to give a special mention to […]

More Open Gardens

1st of July 2010

Sunday 18 July, 2-5pm CALLIPERS HALL. Georgian house set in parkland. Woodland area with ponds, small orchard, formal walled garden. Various stalls. Music. Children welcome to use swimming pool with parental supervision. Adults: £3.50 in aid of the British Red Cross. Sunday 25 July, 2-5.30pm STRESA, 126 The Drive, Rickmansworth. Approx. half acre plantsman’s garden. […]

Sarratt And Chipperfield Village Day

1st of July 2010

The glorious weather and wonderful venue of Micklefield Hall set the scene for a truly successful day on Saturday 22 May.     St Paul’s and Sarratt Schools catered superbly with a fine barbecue and cream teas in the marquee. Local community groups and an array of other local residents sold their wares on stalls which they worked hard […]

Our Post Office And Shop

1st of July 2010

Good news for us all, our prayers have been answered, Bipin is to stay for the foreseeable future. He had two serious potential buyers for the shop but due to the short life of the lease they decided not to proceed. Bipin has managed to get some full time help from an old friend and […]