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May 2011

Gardening In May

1st of May 2011

The gardening year reaches a peak this month with two great flower shows, Chelsea and Malvern – see last month’s Chipperfield News for details – long light evenings, two bank holidays and hopefully an end to night time frosts. Vegetables and fruit. Now is the time to sow the rest of the beetroot, carrots, spinach,swede, […]

Ups And Downs In The Garden

1st of May 2011

After two hard winters in a row I suppose it’s no surprise that there are dead plants in the garden. My Phormiums have suffered terribly; three are dead and three are just hanging on to life. They did not like the cold and when their long straight leaves were bent over by the snow, bank […]

Chipperfield Horticultural Society – Spring Show 19 March

1st of May 2011

Despite the very cold winter the Show was a great success. All classes were well supported. Overall points winner, Pauline Williams, was presented with the Abrahams Cup and Ann Soanes, as runner up, was presented with the H. Simmonds Cup. Our thanks, as always, to everyone who helps at our shows. ***** On 28 March […]

Chipperfield Evening Wi Talk

1st of May 2011

Dr Brenda Harold, who lives in Sarratt, gave an interesting and informative talk entitled The World of Plants. She explained the evolution of plant life through many billions of years, starting with bacteria and algae, through to liverworts and mosses, eventually arriving at the technicolour age of flowering plants.

Fostering

1st of May 2011

Are you possibly thinking about fostering? Come along to our open evenings to find out more. Our foster carers come from all walks of life and provide caring and stable homes for children and young people who are going through some tough times. We are particularly looking for carers to foster older children (10 to […]

The Hospice Of St Francis English Garden Party – Sunday 22nd May

1st of May 2011

The Hospice of St Francis is delighted to announce the date of its annual Ashridge Garden Party on Sunday 22 May, 2-5pm at Ashridge Business School in the beautiful Ashridge estate. It is an opportunity to browse in the gardens which are rarely opened to the public. Tickets are £4 in advance or £5 on […]

Primo!

1st of May 2011

The Kings Langley Community Choir received a resounding reception for PRIMO! from a packed auditorium which included the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Mrs Gillian Chapman, and the Chair of Kings Langley Parish Council, Councillor Robert McLean. Held on 18 March in Kings Langley Community Centre, this was the Choir’s first full concert in the village. The […]

Playskills

1st of May 2011

The Spring of 2011 has been an exciting one with our third group starting: an afternoon nursery group for children with physical difficulties or delay. Again the dynamic trio of Chipperfield therapists have been at the hub of the establishment of the group, namely Debbie Hughes, Speech and Language Therapist, Gillian Stokes, Occupational Therapist and […]

Chipperfield Theatre Group

1st of May 2011

CTG’s next production will be A Beginners Guide to Murder By Bob Hartwell in the Village Hall on Wednesday 8, Friday 10 and Saturday 11 June. All performances start at 7.45pm. Imagine a group of paying customers assembled at The Hangman’s Arms, a remote moorland inn, where they hope to master the art of crime […]

Chipperfield Clarendon Cricket Club

1st of May 2011

Tickets for the 2011 Summer Ball to be held on Friday 24 June have gone on sale. Tickets can be booked now using the form available on the club website www.chipperfieldclarendoncc.co.uk. A limited number of tickets have been reserved for club members and will be held until 1 May, after which the balance of these […]

Walk With The Stars

1st of May 2011

Fundraising event on 11 June I am walking with my team, Redkites and Bluebells, through the night to raise money for the Hospice of St Francis in memory of my husband, Keith Baker. The care he received from the Hospice was amazing. It does not take much to work out the cost of Keith’s care. […]

British Legion Trip

1st of May 2011

The Chipperfield Branch of the Royal British Legion is planning a visit to The Arboretum on Friday 20 May. It is a very beautiful and moving place and I believe that this will be a memorable experience. It is situated on Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire, DE13 7AR, just north of Tamworth. The journey by car […]

Baptist Church

1st of May 2011

For someone who came to university later in life, I have been fascinated by the furore surrounding the latest push from government regarding fostering opportunities for those from less well off backgrounds. The quote on the BBC News website from Nick Clegg goes, “no-one should get an unfair advantage because their parents have met somebody […]

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of May 2011

It is early April as I write…deeply saddened by the crass stupidity of Pastor Terry Jones, the Florida minister who burnt copies of the Koran… and utterly amazed that he does not see any connection between this action and the subsequent horrendous murder of United Nations officials in Afghanistan! His provocation by no means excuses […]

Chipperfield Men And Women In World War Ii

1st of May 2011

I have received a delightful letter from John Barker in Reading detailing his wartime service and about his father, the village police constable. Jean Pilgrim has also written from the West Country about her late husband, John Pilgrim. Please do keep your information coming in. Wartime service was not restricted to the men and women […]

St Paul’s Choir Summer Concert

1st of May 2011

Advance notice and invitation From Friday 6 May St Paul’s choir, in informal mode, will begin working towards a summer concert to be held on 9 July in the barn at Chipperfield Manor House (by kind permission of the owners). This programme will include as concert performances some of the music from HMS Pinafore along […]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of May 2011

The summer is fast approaching and after a busy April we have plenty planned for May and beyond! From Thursday 5 May we are organising another family cooking course in Chipperfield this time. The cost for the course is £10 per family. It will run for four weeks and is open to all our families […]

Haydn’s Creation

1st of May 2011

Late in life Franz Josef Haydn composed his oratorio The Creation and for over 200 years this marvellous work has enthralled audiences the world over. On 12 March Chipperfield Choral Society performed the work in St John’s Church in Boxmoor, a church filled to capacity. Musical Director of the society, Delia Meehan, conducted the choir […]

Caterpillar Music

1st of May 2011

Caterpillar Music offers an introduction to music for babies and toddlers. We have different weekly themes, colourful instruments, amazing puppets and often enjoy parachute games and more. We sing lots of nursery rhymes and action songs in our forty minute sessions. The sessions in Chipperfield are on a Friday afternoon in the Baptist Church. 1.45pm […]

1st Chipperfield Brownies

1st of May 2011

We have welcomed eight new Brownies since September 2010. Here are some of the fun activities the girls have enjoyed during the previous two terms. We gained our Friend to Animals badge – following on from our trip to Whipsnade Zoo prior to the Summer holidays. Thanks go to Bob Broadfield for bringing his dog, […]