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October 2012

Your Garden In October

1st of October 2012

Autumn is approaching fast and October is one of the busiest months for us gardeners with nights getting longer and days getting much shorter. The flower garden. Start to plant up hanging baskets with pansies, primroses, dwarf shrubs and small leaved ivies. Plant window boxes and containers using pansies, primroses, small cyclamen and bulbs together [...]

Refreshment All Round

1st of October 2012

A few lovely sunny days and at last I have a chance to sit by the Wendy House and have a nice cup of tea. I am not the only one enjoying refreshments in the sun; a white buddleia right by the patio is playing host to three small tortoiseshell butterflies and my favourite, a [...]

Village People

1st of October 2012

To my dear family, neighbours and friends, thank you so much for my beautiful get well cards and caring thoughts during my stay in hospital. You made me feel I was wrapped up in a blanket of love. Thank you once again; I love you all. Joyce Holliman * * * * * Friends in [...]

Chipperfield Indoor Short Map Bowls Club

1st of October 2012

The 2012/13 season starts 2 October We play at Chipperfield Village Hall on Tuesday and Friday evenings from 7.00 -9.30pm. New members are welcome, especially summer outdoor bowlers wishing to keep their eye in over winter. Bowling woods can be provided; the only special kit needed are flat soled shoes to protect the bowling mats. [...]

The Royal British Legio Poppy Appeal

1st of October 2012

We continue to mourn the deaths of service people in Afghanistan, 428 in mid-September, and to think of the much larger number injured and the families needing help from the Legion. Chipperfield has a proud record in its poppy collections in every shop, pub, garage and house. Once again, please give generously. Giles Wyburd Chairman, [...]

Brenda Harpley 1937 – 2012

1st of October 2012

Brenda Hume was born on 11 August 1937 in Newcastle-on-Tyne. Just three months later on her father’s promotion the family moved to London where they remained until World War Two broke out. The Hume family were evacuated to Chipperfield and Brenda with her mother and sister took up residence with the Harpley family in ‘Sunset’, [...]

Richard Lingham Kinder Nice 11 June 1947 – 27 June 2012

1st of October 2012

Richard came to Chipperfield at the age of three in 1951 when his parents moved to White Oaks on The Common, his home for the next twenty years. As soon as he was old enough he joined Chipperfield Cricket Club. He attended Colonel Morkill’s nets and soon started playing for the colts. He played for [...]

Dacorum Emergency Night Shelter

1st of October 2012

Many thanks to all who attended the talk about DENS in the service at St Paul’s on 9 September. We collected £265 for them and were told that St Paul’s had supplied over 300Kg of food to the Foodbank since it started in September 2011.  Food donations can be left in the box at the [...]

Baptist Church

1st of October 2012

This will not be a long reflection and I am sure you will all understand why. The passing of Brenda Harpley was for the church an immense loss with which we will never come to terms. We should never wish to forget a woman who, in her testimony and drive for Christ to be known, [...]

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of October 2012

Message from the Churchwardens Following on from last month’s article, when the glorious music of St Paul’s was celebrated, the church has another musical tradition slowly being established. Our young people have a worship band which leads the All Age Family service which happens on the 2nd Sundays at 10am in the Parish Room (14 [...]

Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice Care

1st of October 2012

A local hospice has been able to meet the demand from many more local families facing life-limiting illness this year, thanks to changes in the charity’s ways of working and the generosity of the general public. Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice Care (IRGH) has seen an unprecedented rise of 25% in referrals to its hospice [...]

Sugarplum Ballet

1st of October 2012

The Sugarplum ballet and tap classes for children from ages 2 and a half are held at Blackwell’s on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays. The pupils are given the opportunity to take The British Arts dancing examinations and take part in wonderful shows performed at the Boxmoor Playhouse. This year we are working towards the Nutcracker [...]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of October 2012

We hope the start of a new school year has gone smoothly. We are happy to confirm that we will be running another Parenting Puzzle course at The Baptist Church, Bovingdon, 8 Oct–3 Dec 1–3pm. There is a crèche; booking is essential. At half-term we will be holding a Family Fun Day on 2 Nov [...]

1st Chipperfield Brownies

1st of October 2012

We have welcomed two new Brownies since April. Here are some of the fun activities the girls have enjoyed this term: eight of our Brownies joined Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Scouts from West Division (covering Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted, Tring and Kings Langley Districts) to watch the Olympic flame being carried through Hemel Hempstead. The girls [...]

£1,000 Into The Village Community Chest

1st of October 2012

The Steering Group of the Chipperfield Diamond Jubilee Celebrations are very pleased to announce that £1,000 has gone into the Village Community Chest for the benefit of those in need in the parish of Chipperfield. The money is held by the Dacorum Community Trust; an independent registered charity which has been helping people within the [...]

Chipperfield Choral Society And The Royal Gala

1st of October 2012

Friday 23 November at 7.30pm Watford Colosseum in aid of The Peace Hospice in the presence of Princess Michael of Kent, President of The Peace Hospice In addition to the Chipperfield Choral Society there will be the South Oxhey Choir, the Royal Masonic School Choir and the Watford Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra. We will be singing, ‘I was glad’ and ‘Blest Pair of Sirens’ [...]

Chipperfield Maitains Its Green And Eco-friendly Strategy

1st of October 2012

Many of you will have noticed the recent tree milling activity on the cricket club car park. Many villagers also benefited from the free logs and off cuts from the milling process. Trees from the woodland on the common are being milled and the timber used for projects within the Borough. In particular, some of [...]

Village Crime Spikes In July

1st of October 2012

It seems the village may have been targeted by visiting motor theft gangs in July with no less than four cars broken into and two more in August (September figures not yet available). The ‘hot spot’ is the car park of the Two Brewers and also the neighbouring church car park on the common.Smashed in [...]