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October 2011

October In Your Garden

1st of October 2011

Autumn is approaching fast this year and the wonderful autumn colour of trees is almost here. Leaves will soon be falling and there will be plenty to keep us busy. The flower garden. Start to plant beds and borders with pansies, polyanthus, primroses and violas. These can be used in window boxes, hanging baskets and [...]

A Feast For All

1st of October 2011

The ever expanding rabbit population in the garden has caused real problems this summer. The dianthus plants that should form an edge to the gravel garden were eaten to the bone by July. The yellow daisy flowers of the anathemas failed to appear; the plants looked as if someone had taken shears to them! I [...]

Advance Notice – Temporary Closure Of Chapel Croft And Dunny Lane

1st of October 2011

Following the recent study of collisions where people have been injured at the crossroads, a Road Safety Proposal for the Tower Hill/The Street/Dunny Lane crossroads made by Hertfordshire County Council in conjunction with the Parish Council will now be implemented during October and notice is given that the Hertfordshire County Council intend to make an [...]

‘Hyde Park On Hudson’ Comes To Chipperfield

1st of October 2011

Following a last minute request from a film production company, agreement was reached to allow them to film in our beautiful village during a sunny week in September and we would like to thank you all for your support. Below is a short article about the film which I am sure we will look forward [...]

Baptist Church

1st of October 2011

Sometimes I am really tempted to leave things blank. I think that the words of Ronan Keating, and you won’t hear this from me that often, are true when he says, “you say it best when you say nothing at all”. Oh! Whom am I kidding? We all have opinions and we love to share [...]

Roman Catholic Church

1st of October 2011

We have been waiting with mixed feelings for the introduction of a revised translation of the Mass for the English speaking world. In recent weeks the Bishops have given details of what to expect and when. The new wording must be in use on the first Sunday of Advent. Few were enthusiastic at the thought [...]

St Paul’s Parish Registers

1st of October 2011

We ask God’s blessing on the marriage of: 27 August Courtney Duncan and Nicola Brankin 3 September Kendall Evans and Emma Blackmore 7 September Edward Farmer and Bonnie Toulson We commend to God’s merciful keeping: 13 September Ken Ward

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of October 2011

On Friday 16 September I attended the launch of the Dacorum Foodbank, set up to provide much needed help for an increasing number of people in the borough for whom not having sufficient food is a very real problem. Similar needs are growing all over our nation; one very real sign of the continuing economic [...]

Theft Of Metal/catalytic Converters

1st of October 2011

Since the start of the credit crunch, high prices for precious metals has resulted in a noticeable increase in thefts of metal in Chipperfield and Bovingdon. Thieves are targeting sub-stations and taller vehicles (4x4s) and vans. Mercedes Benz Sprinters are particularly vulnerable as the converters are more accessible and they have larger engines which contain [...]

Chipperfield Men And Women Who Served In The Second World War

1st of October 2011

Thank you to the many people who help with our researches. The aim is to publish a book by November 2012, so time for collection of material is running out. Thanks to readers, we have recently had some success. For instance, George Bunyan Son, Bill, has been contacted in Hemel Hempstead. Ron Bass His sister-in-law [...]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of October 2011

Autumn is on its way and before we know it, it will be Christmas! We have plenty of things planned for the coming months, including: Monday 17 October 2-3pm Cath will be holding a Wellie Walk to support the start of ‘International Walk to School Week’. Meet in Chipperfield car park and enjoy a safe [...]

1st Chipperfield Brownies

1st of October 2011

We have welcomed two new Brownies since April. Here are some of the fun activities the girls have enjoyed this term. Three of our Brownies joined the rest of the District in a Royal Wedding Activity Evening – the girls did various crafts associated with the Royal Wedding, had a tea party and ended the [...]

Churchyard Burials

1st of October 2011

As most people in the village know, St Paul’s churchyard is now full and has no more room for burials, although the interment of ashes can continue in the new area recently put aside for such purpose. Therefore, if any burials are wanted they have to take place some distance away at Berkhamsted or Tring. [...]

Gladys Taafe And The Hairy Bikers

1st of October 2011

The Hairy Bikers mission in their new programme is to promote and improve Meals on Wheels. As part of their understanding of how the service was set up in 1945, they investigated the early days. Gladys delivered Meals on Wheels for 50 years, retiring when she was 95, so the Hairy Bikers decided to cook [...]

The Royal British Legion – Poppy Appeal

1st of October 2011

Once again the time is approaching for us to commemorate those who continue to die in their service to this country in Afghanistan as so many have done all over the world since the end of the Second World War. A small group of us from Chipperfield visited the National Memorial Arboretum near Lichfield in [...]