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March 2011

Primo!

1st of March 2011

Kings Langley Community Choir has performed at many events in the village since its formation just over two years ago. It has also sung at other venues such as the Music on the Moor Festival and The Grove Hotel. On Friday 18 March the Choir will perform Primo! the title for its first full evening […]

Sarratt Writers’ Club

1st of March 2011

Sarratt Writers’ Club is open to anyone who loves to write, whatever their ability, experience or area of interest. It focuses on building core writing skills and each week involves written exercises, discussion and feedback. The club is run by professional journalist and author, Emma Jayne Jones, on Thursdays, 7.15-8.45pm, in Sarratt Village Hall. A […]

Village People

1st of March 2011

Peter and Lucy Williams at Anchor Cottage, The Common, are over the moon with their new little granddaughter, Elodie Rose, who arrived on Monday 17 January, weighing 8lbs 6oz – a daughter for Brendon and Charlotte, who was a pupil at St Paul’s, and sister for Reuben

Gardening In March

1st of March 2011

A busy month in the garden as spring approaches. Fortunately, days are lengthening and the clocks will be changing soon to give us more daylight to tidy up. Vegetables and fruit. Get the ground ready for sowing later this month. Sow parsnips and early carrots on soil that has not been manured. Peas, broad beans, […]

The Big Garden Bird Watch

1st of March 2011

It’s quite a few years since I took part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Bird Watch, but this year I decided to have another go. One has to watch the birds in the garden for one hour on Saturday 29 or Sunday 30 January recording the different species and the highest number of that species […]

Spring Lecture

1st of March 2011

Saturday 26 March at 9.30am St Paul’s Church A STORY OF HOPE by Keith Johnson Keith Johnson graduated in mathematics in 1982 and attained an MBA in 1990 after which he spent 19 years travelling around the world working for the Rio Tinto company. For three years he ran their global Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), […]

Contacting Dacorum Borough Council

1st of March 2011

Calling DBC? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3. It’s now even simpler to contact Dacorum Borough Council: 1) Dial 01442 228000 2) Say the name of service or person you want, eg Housing/John Smith 3) You’ll automatically be put through. Our one main number has replaced the existing numbers with the prefix ‘867’ that […]

Ros Holt 1952 – 2010

1st of March 2011

Sadly Rosamond (Ros) Holt who was well known and very active in Sarratt and Chipperfield passed away on the 9 November following just under a year of fighting two forms of cancer, which came from nowhere, and it is taking us all some time to come to terms with what has happened and to write […]

Chipperfield Theatre Group

1st of March 2011

Thank you to everyone who supported our Pantomime, Knight Fever. From the proceeds a donation of £100 has been made to St Paul’s school and we wish the children every success with ‘Rock Challenge’ 2011. Our next production in Chipperfield Village Hall will be on 9, 10 and 11 June. For this play, an exciting […]

Roman Catholic Church

1st of March 2011

Last year, after Sunday Mass, one of the congregation was taken ill and an ambulance was called. The car park was parked solid, as it often is, so it was difficult for the paramedics to get to their patient in the church. Because of this, and to help anyone who had difficulty with the rough […]

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of March 2011

A few weeks ago I was somewhat amazed to learn that recent surveys have concluded that two in every three adults in the USA, and every other adult in UK, do not believe the science concerning climate change. Why might this be? Certainly there is some degree of doubt as to the rate of change […]

Baptist Church News

1st of March 2011

It’s great to see the snowdrops peeping through at last — our first messengers of cheer in the New Year. We had our first lunch for two months and it was good to have everyone together again, to eat and catch up with news. Sadly, one of our lunchers died on Christmas Day and she […]

Baptist Church

1st of March 2011

‘March: An organised walk or procession by a group of people for a specific cause or issue’. Of course there are many other definitions of ‘march’ and I won’t bore you with the details here but this one in particular caught my eye. Why? Because there is a sense of a shared purpose, a mutual […]

Chipperfield Care Annual General Meeting

1st of March 2011

Wednesday 23 March 8pm The Village Hall We are a group of volunteers who provide support for villagers when other help is unavailable. We have a volunteer at the end of the telephone every weekday from 9.30am to 1.30pm. Help is usually given in the form of transport to and from surgeries or hospitals, shopping […]

World War 2 Service People

1st of March 2011

The following names will be familiar to older Chipperfield residents and we would really appreciate your help with a telephone number, name or address of anyone who can put us in touch with a member of their family. We have found that when contacted, people are most appreciative of the research we are doing and […]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of March 2011

We’ve had a busy February, particularly in Sarratt with a very successful first aid course and the start of a four week cooking course at the village hall, which runs through to 21 March. At the start of half term families enjoyed a fun filled afternoon at the Lanes Children’s Centre in Chipperfield, making robots […]

St Paul’s School

1st of March 2011

GENERAL NEWS On Friday 4th February 2011, Year 6 is having their sharing assembly. The assembly will take place at 2.50pm in the hall. The assembly will be about Britain since 1948, there will be short drama scenes of Lowry (the famous artist) and the days after the war. There will hopefully be some fantastic […]

The Big Picture

1st of March 2011

The Big Picture is an event run in St Paul’s Parish Room. Come and join us as we eat, worship, play games together and then look at and discuss the issue on which we are focusing. This term the subject is Hope. We would love you to join us from 5.30-7pm on the first Saturday […]

Chipperfield Choral Society

1st of March 2011

Haydn’s Creation will be performed at St John’s Church in Boxmoor on Saturday 12 March at 7.45pm. Chipperfield Choral Society will be joined by three talented and exciting young soloists Nazan Fikret (soprano), Jorge Navarro-Colorado (tenor) and Alex Ashworth (baritone). The Viennese audience at the first performance of the Creation in 1799 were so electrified […]

Anne Breen Retires

1st of March 2011

Anne took over the joint editorship of Chipperfield News from Charlotte Clifford, helping to produce the November 1999 issue with Liz Holliday. Anne worked tirelessly and with great dedication for more than ten years. She and Liz shared a love of words and news events and Chipperfield News benefited greatly from their joint expertise. When […]