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April 2012

Chipperfield Parish Council Annual Parish Meeting

1st of April 2012

Wednesday 2 May 7:30pm Parish Room, St Paul’s Church, The Common, Chipperfield. Guest Speaker Andy Reynolds Neighbourhood Watch Liaison Officer Making Our Community Safer Refreshments Join us for the Annual Presentation of Parish Council achievements 2011-12 and major issues of the past twelve months, together with some objectives for the future. To celebrate a successful [...]

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

1st of April 2012

June 2 The Diamond Jubilee Ball Tickets from Chris Bangs 01923 268953 or 07786 380100 June 3 An Elizabethan Serenade of Music Tickets from; Anne Wyburd Tel: 01923 267515 email: annewyburd@o2.co.uk Sarah Weldon Tel: 01923 265444 email: theweldons@btinternet.com June 4 Family Fete 1.00pm until late, Admission free and everybody is welcome All events will be [...]

April In Your Garden

1st of April 2012

So, it’s here! Most of us are getting a hosepipe ban on 5 April so we will all be using watercans to do the job after that. In nature most plants survive successfully without artificial watering and so too in the garden, with the exception of vegetable crops, most plants can be encouraged to survive [...]

Two Drummers Drumming

1st of April 2012

The ponds are full of frogs, the Great Spotted Woodpeckers are drumming, and the rabbits…. well, let’s not mention them. I had hoped that my new plants would stand a fighting chance when the rabbits in the garden got myxomatosis, but it no longer wipes them all out and a good number have survived and [...]

Village People

1st of April 2012

Ken Turffrey, right, with Terry Simmonds Ken Turffrey, who suffered a stroke last year, attended a special service and celebration in St Paul’s Church on 19 February. Ken, who is leaving Chipperfield to live with his daughter Lynn in Thame, had sung with the church choir for many years and has been a great contributor [...]

Community Transport Research

1st of April 2012

Community Wheels is a service of Community Action Dacorum who are a registered charity based in Hemel Hempstead. Community Wheels operates a fleet of ten minibuses which are hired out to community groups based in or serving the Borough of Dacorum. Alongside this service Community Cars is a social car scheme with volunteers using their [...]

St Paul’s Spring Lecture

1st of April 2012

Sue Deacon, Audrey Robinson and Alison Bush with the Bishop of St Albans   On Saturday 25 February over sixty people attended an excellent lecture delivered by the Bishop of St Albans, The Right Reverend Dr Alan Smith. He presented a talk on The Role of Christian Faith in Building a Better World at St [...]

Chipperfield Choral Society Concert

1st of April 2012

The Chipperfield Choral Society scored another notable success with their Spring concert, given at St John’s, Boxmoor, on 10 March. Mendelssohn’s Hymn of Praise, the Choral finale of the second symphony, was coupled with Gounod’s St Cecilia Mass, an engaging contrast between the German Lutheran and French Catholic musical traditions: the former well-mannered and elegantly [...]

Digital TV Switchover

1st of April 2012

The digital TV switchover is the biggest change in television since the introduction of colour. Analogue television will cease across our villages mid April. If you do not have digital TV by then, you will lose your TV channels. If you have any questions about switchover, you can call the Digital UK advice line on [...]

Dacorum Community Trust

1st of April 2012

In the March edition of Chipperfield News the address given for the Dacorum Community Trust, for those seeking financial help from the Chipperfield Community Fund, was incorrect. The Trust is now at: The Hub Dacorum, Paradise, Hemel Hempstead. HP2 4TF. Tel: 01442-231396

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of April 2012

Well, they really should have known better! Or should they? They had been told repeatedly, but it simply did not register! They were not the only ones to have suffered with selective hearing! And so when it all began to unfold, they were in a real mess! Who am I thinking about? Well, it could [...]

Roman Catholic Church

1st of April 2012

As with so many things, we say “Lent isn’t the way it was when I was young”. All that giving up sweets, cake, sugar in tea, wine etc! However, Lent has been observed, as always, in the liturgy. Fr Terry’s urging has been to do something extra for Lent: – a spiritual resolution similar to [...]

Baptist Church

1st of April 2012

I have to be honest but my Christian experience has never really included such things as lent and advent. That might seem strange but some churches just don’t do these kinds of things. However, I have learnt to appreciate them slightly more as I recognise their importance in centring our year and hopefully realigning our [...]

Afternoon WI

1st of April 2012

Our speaker in February was Anna Conti on the subject of Stained Glass. She said straight away that stained glass was not just for churches but had many uses. She told us of how her interest had started during her childhood. She showed us slides on how the panels are made along with a number [...]

Musical Instruments Wanted

1st of April 2012

Do you have a musical instrument which is no longer needed? A musical charity has been set up by two British professional musicians to help the young in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Children there have so little but have much enthusiasm for music. They have teachers and the Associated Board is sending out examiners but the charity [...]

Chipperfield Horticultural Society

1st of April 2012

The Society is hosting a talk on Great Dixter by Fergus Garrett on Wednesday 25 April in St Paul’s Parish Room at 7.30 pm. Followed by questions and coffee. Great Dixter is in Northiam, East Sussex and was the home of the famous plants man and garden writer Christopher Lloyd. His father commissioned Lutyens who [...]

Allotments

1st of April 2012

Are you a Chipperfield resident? Did you know Chipperfield has its own allotments? Did you know there is a waiting list you can join, no matter where you live? But did you know Chipperfield residents take priority? If you are interested in taking on an allotment plot, please make sure your name is on the [...]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of April 2012

It’s not long now until the Easter holidays and the promise of spring sunshine! We’ve got lots planned for the coming month. Beginner Biking. Following our very successful session in November we will be holding a further two sessions from 10-11am or 11am-12 on Saturday 14 April at St Paul’s School, Chipperfield. Cost is £2.50 [...]

Additional Burial Ground

1st of April 2012

Further to the final item in the attached Parish Council Annual report regarding burial space in the village, an initial discussion has now been held with Dacorum Planning Department with regard to a future planning application that will need to be submitted. As a result of this, reports on the area suggested have been produced [...]

St Paul’s School

1st of April 2012

Pancake Flip On Pancake Day the St Paul’s PTA put together a sponsored pancake flip. Each child had to see how many flips they could do in one minute. Whichever class altogether flipped the most pancakes will get an award, but we don’t know yet who that is. Sports News Amongst all of the hectic [...]