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Local Open Studios

1st of September 2010

Two Chipperfield artists, the sculptor Dick Onians and the painter Graham Boyd will make their studios open to visitors during the Herts Open Studios  annual event this month. Dick Onians, Woodside, Commonwood. Entrance down drive next to the Cart and Horses car park. Wood, stone, metal and resin sculptures, mostly abstract, for house and garden. […]

Gardening In September

1st of September 2010

The gardens are full of flower this month with summer bedding looking good and the sedums, heleniums and Michaelmas daisies all looking their best. There are a lot of jobs to do this month …. Vegetables and Fruit. Keep up with watering runner beans until they stop flowering and watch out for Cabbage White caterpillars […]

Bat Watch On The Common

1st of September 2010

Bats on the Common are not only to be found on the cricket field, as was clearly demonstrated on a beautiful June evening for a small group of the Friends of Chipperfield Common. There are also plenty of the furry, flying variety as Colin Chambers from Dacorum Borough Council’s Environmental Services was able to show […]

Hospice Of St Francis

1st of September 2010

Can you offer a cup of tea and a listening ear to a terminally-ill patient? The Hospice of St Francis is extending its at-home Carer Support service, and would like to hear from any volunteers interested in finding out more about this rewarding role. Just 2-3 hours once a week, fortnight or month could bring […]

Fairway To Heaven By Chipperfield Theatre Group

1st of September 2010

Coinciding as it did with England’s World Cup follies it seems fitting that Chipperfield Theatre Group tried their hand at farce for their latest production, Fairway to Heaven. Like England in the group stages, the start wasn’t promising but unlike Rooney, Gerrard and co, they ultimately delivered. Knowing nothing about the play beforehand, it wasn’t […]

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of September 2010

By the end of this month, I shall be in Rwanda – my fourth visit to this lovely country, and its amazing people whose life circumstances are so very different from ours in Chipperfield. What a privilege it is to go! It is a joy to renew the friendships I have with some of the […]

Our Lady Mother Of The Savious

1st of September 2010

The very first service in our new church, so new that it still smelt and felt slightly damp, was Midnight Mass. The organist then and for so many services since was John Elton. His expert skill and tremendous enthusiasm for music has been a great gift to us. Over the years, John has written and […]

Baptist Church

1st of September 2010

All the kids are back to school at last and our existence is back to normal. OK for some of us this isn’t a problem because the chicks have flown the nest but for others this is a future hope and for now it has been six weeks of finding things for them to do, […]

Pilates For Beginners At The Village Hall

1st of September 2010

Pilates at Chipperfield Village Hall is now entering its fourth term. The classes are held on Wednesday mornings and are run by David Wells, qualified Pilates Instructor and a Registered Osteopath who practices locally. If you would like to join, there are some places still available to start in September. All the equipment is provided […]

Musical Evenings In St Paul’s Church

1st of September 2010

Sunday 3 October 6.30pm Choral Concert given by St Pauls Choir (and friends) with soloists and orchestral accompaniment. The programme will include: Rutter: Psalms 23, 27, 100 & 121 (from Psalmfest); Handel: Zadok the Priest; Andrew Lloyd Webber: Pie Jesu (from the Requiem); Haydn: The Heavens are Telling (from The Creation) plus other items.  Admission will be free, though a retiring collection will […]

Village People

1st of September 2010

Tony & Samantha King of Scatterdells Lane are delighted to announce the birth of their first child, Daniel James. Born on the 10 June, weighing 5lb 10oz. We are sad to report the death on 14 July of Robert Walker of Commonwood. We extend our sincere sympathy to his wife, Hilary, and to all the […]

Summertime Music

1st of September 2010

Music by Joseph Haydn was performed in St Paul’s Church on 19 June when Chipperfield Choral Society gave their Summer Concert. Haydn’s Insanae et Vanae Curae was followed by his Little Organ Mass, a fine performance with Nicholas King playing the church’s wonderful instrument. Our own Rosie Clifford, with her superb soprano voice, and Tom […]

Letters To The Editor

1st of September 2010

Dear Editor On the evening of Tuesday 20 July our little black cat, Millie, was knocked down by a car on Kings Lane.  Thanks to the kindness and decency of Mr and Mrs Joslyn (Mr Joslyn was driving the car) who took Millie to the emergency vets and the neighbours who provided blankets and a cat box, Millie is alive and getting better every day.  We are so […]

Grant Aid From Chipperfield Parish Council

1st of September 2010

Any local group or organisation wishing to apply for grant aid for 2011/12 should obtain an application form by 13 September. The deadline for submission of completed applications is Monday 4 October. Applications received after this date will not be accepted. Application forms and guidance notes can be obtained as follows:- Mrs J Deacon, 6 […]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of September 2010

Handover for the new building took place on June 4 and we have enjoyed settling into our smart new premises throughout the holidays! Our regular activities continued during the summer, together with some extra events such as a Juggling Workshop and an African Dance and Drumming session, both of which were very much enjoyed by […]

Playskill

1st of September 2010

This term Playskill has piloted a group in Woodfield School Hemel Hempstead for 9 children. It has been a wonderful term with huge progress seen in the children’s skills – 74% of the children’s SMART objectives have been achieved with several children achieving way beyond them – 2 children have learnt to walk, a number […]

1st Chipperfield Brownies

1st of September 2010

We have welcomed three new Brownies since April. This term we learned about what Brownies was like in the past and gained our Brownie Traditions badge, went on a nature trail and made collages out of natural materials. The older girls did their out and about badge with John Hopkins (thanks Dad) and the younger […]

Local Events This Month

1st of September 2010

Tuesday 7 at 10.30am Coffee Morning at West View, Bucks Hill (opposite Quickmore Lane) in aid of Hospice of St Francis. See ad on page 8. Friday 10 at 6.30pm at the Russell School, Chorleywood. Stagecoach is holding a free active discovery session for students & parents interested in the UK’s largest part-time theatre school. […]

Party On Queen Street!

1st of September 2010

The very first idea of a Street Party was when a note landed on my door mat … ‘Oh no!’ I thought ‘do I really want to do this? I don’t know anyone. Maybe I could go for a bit, show my face and go home’. Those were the thoughts going round my head …. […]

Chipperfield Care Tea Party

1st of September 2010

On Tuesday 29 June we were guests at the summer tea party of Chipperfield Care, a sumptuous ‘do’ held in the gorgeous gardens of Newhall Farm, home of Sir Richard and Lady Nicholls.  The lawns were edged with deep borders bursting with all the blooms of summer, with endless views of the green countryside beyond.   After […]