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February 2011

Gardening In February

1st of February 2011

After the coldest December for a century and weeks of sub-zero temperatures the gardens are looking a bit sad. Some plants have suffered and there is a lot of catching up to do. Fruit and vegetables Pruning of apple and pear trees (not plums) should be done as soon as possible, removing any diseased and [...]

Winter Warmers

1st of February 2011

I still have not grown out of my love of snow, and this winter it came when I was at my lowest and gave me a boost. I had a wonderful time whizzing down the hills in Scatterdells woods on my toboggan with the children from the lane and having snow ball fights, too, of [...]

John And Andreas Hair Fashions

1st of February 2011

It is a sad time for many loyal customers. John and Andreas retired at the New Year after some 37 years of hairdressing in Kings Langley. They were known to many in our village and were loyal supporters of Chipperfield News for many years, until they knew they were to move on. John and Andreas [...]

Village People

1st of February 2011

VILLAGE PEOPLE All of the Bell Family from Croft Lane are delighted to announce that Elizabeth Maker, nee Bell, gave birth to a daughter, Amelia Hazel, weighing 7lbs 1oz on 29 November. The whole family are delighted and both Amelia and Elizabeth are well. Good wishes to all. Graham & Susan Fowler of the Courtaulds, [...]

Chipperfield News 2010 Agm

1st of February 2011

Tuesday 7 December Anne Breen, joint editor, had indicated her wish to retire in the New Year after eleven years of dedicated service. The Chairman thanked her for all her hard work and stated we would record our official thanks to Anne in 2011. He was pleased to say Graham, her husband, had agreed to [...]

Chipperfield Diary Of Village Events

1st of February 2011

Readers will remember that last year we introduced the Village Diary on to our website, www.chipperfield.org.uk. The main purpose of this facility was to avoid double bookings of village events wherever possible. As previously stated, the benefit will only be as good as the input we all make. If you do not have editorial access [...]

Village Hall Quiz Night

1st of February 2011

A very successful and well attended Quiz Night was held on 27 November organised by Hugh Clifford and his team of Committee helpers. David Collette was an excellent Master of Ceremonies and John Stickland helped with the electronics. Anne Stickland and her catering team provided a delicious supper and Moreen and Pat manned the Bar. [...]

Chipperfield Horticultural Spring Show

1st of February 2011

On Saturday 19 March in The Village Hall 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, canvas work, woodwork [...]

Our Lady Mother Of The Saviour

1st of February 2011

It’s New Year! What can we put in to explain what’s been going on at our Church; what is planned for next year? The answer is bound to be ‘more of the same’. Thank God Fr. Terry’s health has improved so we have our own priest to say our masses and provide the sacraments. Our [...]

Baptist Church News

1st of February 2011

Our Family Beetle Evening in November went with a swing. It was good to see so many people enjoying themselves and £168 was raised towards the cost of trees for our Christmas Tree Festival which was very helpful. We were able to open only for the first day because of the weather closing in but, [...]

Baptist Church

1st of February 2011

February can be a boring month. Maybe that’s the wrong word to use? Maybe it is better to say February is a bit odd? I don’t know how to put it really because, I guess, February does that to you. It sits there not quite winter, not quite spring. The days are longer but not [...]

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of February 2011

ST PAUL’S AND HOLY CROSS “For whereas it was the expectation of many ….that some thick and palpable clouds of darkness would so have overshadowed this land, that men should have been in doubt which way they were to walk, and it should hardly be known who was to direct the unsettled state:….” I wonder [...]

Chipperfield Theatre Group

1st of February 2011

At the time of writing this the cast and crew of Knight Fever are in the final stages of rehearsals. By the time you read this hopefully all their hard work will have paid off and the audience will have been treated to yet another spectacular pantomime. What is next? – you may well ask. [...]

Bridge Drive In Aid Of The Poppy Appeal

1st of February 2011

On the afternoon of 3 November no less than 72 people arrived at the Village Hall to launch the first Bridge Drive in aid of the Poppy Appeal held by the Chipperfield branch of the Royal British Legion. Jean Newell kindly acted as our MC, Ann Soanes was in charge of producing an amazing tea, [...]

Poppy Appeal 2010

1st of February 2011

In November, as a result of great efforts by all concerned, we were able to send a record-breaking £6,250.89 to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Thanks must go to all the intrepid door-to-door collectors and the pubs, churches and local businesses who all worked so hard for us. Particular thanks also to those donors [...]

Chipperfield Women In World War 2

1st of February 2011

Women were to play a vital role in World War 2. Although they did not go into combat, their contribution through the WRENS, WAAF and ATS was pivotal in the outcome of the war. They still faced real danger on the anti-aircraft batteries and required skill and concentration operating radar equipment, just a couple of [...]

Friends Of Chipperfield Common

1st of February 2011

2010 was the first complete year for Friends of Chipperfield Common. Long before Mr Cameron was talking about the ‘big society’, parish residents and Borough Council were happily working in partnership to complete a variety of projects on the Common. We finished work on trees at Pill Pond although we still haven’t got a good [...]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of February 2011

A little belated……… but a very Happy New Year to you all! We have lots planned for 2011 which we hope all our families will enjoy and be able to participate. Here is a brief overview of what’s coming up in February… A First Aid course on Friday 11 February 12.30–2.30pm in Sarratt at the [...]

Un Arbre Vénérable

1st of February 2011

Jenny Laurie writes: Whilst recently visiting the mountainside near the Alpine resort of Villars, I found myself beside a very familiar tree. Yes, it was a huge gnarled specimen of the same veteran sweet chestnut tree that we have on Chipperfield Common. The Swiss specimen was an impressive tree but had it not been for [...]

Ge Concern Dacorum’s Carers’ Support Scheme

1st of February 2011

Do you spend time caring for a relative, friend or neighbour? If so, you may be feeling tired, worried, frustrated, alone and not sure where to turn to access services or to get some help. Age Concern Dacorum is here to help. The aim of our Carers’ Support Scheme is to help you take control [...]