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December 2012

Snow White

1st of December 2012

With only a few weeks of rehearsals left, we are fast approaching that exciting time of year – Yes! It’s the Village Pantomime. This year Chipperfield Theatre Group are performing their own version of Snow White from 17-19 January with what seems like a cast of thousands. Rehearsals are always lively with twenty two children [...]

Chipperfeild Men And Women In World War Two

1st of December 2012

We are now in the final stages of bringing together all the contributions sent for the book of Chipperfield men and women who served in World War Two. In the New Year work will commence on the layout of the book in readiness for publication. Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. Meanwhile, [...]

Winter In Your Garden

1st of December 2012

f the weather is bad you will be able to stay in the warm and make plans but if the weather allows there is always plenty to do. Fruit and vegetables. Finish the winter digging as soon as possible adding farmyard manure as necessary so that the frosts can improve the tilth. Harvest and put [...]

Old Friends And New Faces

1st of December 2012

I like to vary Ted’s early morning walks as much as possible. Sometimes we go to Scatterdells Wood, or across the footpath to Saunders Fields, or down to Dunny Lane and back up behind Chipperfield House. Each different place offers different things to see. A walk through the Croft Estate gives me a chance to [...]

Proposed Burial Ground

1st of December 2012

Over the last few months there has been considerable work done on this issue. A pre-application discussion has been held with Dacorum Planning Department and opinions provided by the Conservation Officer and the Woodlands Officer. In addition, an environmental evaluation of the proposed site has been commissioned and the Project Group received a full report. [...]

Santa Dash In Hemel Hempstead

1st of December 2012

On Sunday 9 December Management and Staff at Riverside in Hemel Hempstead will be joining hundreds of Santas of all ages dashing around the streets of Hemel as part of the Hospice of St Francis’s 2.5 mile dash. The annual Santa Dash helps to raise valuable funds for the Hospice which cares for patients and [...]

Wish House Charity

1st of December 2012

We had the best supported Race night ever raising £1500 for the charity which cares for terminally sick children. Thank you to all those who bought horses and came on the night to place modest bets. Dave at The Windmill

The Royal British Legion Chipperfeild Branch

1st of December 2012

2012 Poppy Appeal Just as the Poppy Appeal began the weather turned very cold but, nevertheless, our intrepid door-to-door collectors did wonders yet again. Throughout the year several businesses have kindly had a collecting tin on their counters, and together with their regular poppy trays our local retail outlets and pubs have raised no less [...]

Harvest In Chipperfield

1st of December 2012

The Harvest Festival season was well celebrated by Chipperfield folk commencing with a Messy Harvest Service for children and families with Rev. Jason Gain at the Baptist Church on 23 September. The following Sunday a huge congregation attended a traditional Harvest Service at St Paul’s church with the church choir, school choir and Chipperfield Brownies [...]

Roman Catholic Church

1st of December 2012

Wearing our poppies with pride and attending Remembrance Services fits well into the Holy Souls month of November when we remember and pray for those who have died. On 1November, the feast of All Saints, Fr. Terry reminded us of Vatican II’s emphasis. Sainthood is not for specially holy people; all are called to be [...]

Baptist Church

1st of December 2012

I can’t wait for New Year this year (or next year depending on your philosophical view). Not because I don’t want to have Christmas. That would be daft. The celebration of God with us. The tangible closeness of the almighty touching our lives with fresh hopes and continued expectation. No, that is not the reason [...]

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of December 2012

In the traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols, taking place at St Paul’s on 21 December, the third lesson will be taken from the Old Testament in the book of Isaiah, chapter 9, starting with these words, ‘the people that walked in darkness have seen a great light’. Light has been at the forefront [...]

Royal National Lifeboat Institution

1st of December 2012

Our house to house collection this year raised an excellent total of £644.17. We are grateful to our good friends at The Boot, Tower Hill, for their contribution of £9.77. Very many thanks to all collectors and contributors who helped us to reach our grand total. It is always a pleasure to collect each year [...]

The Charity Christmas Card Sale

1st of December 2012

This year we raised over £900 for the charities taking part. Once again it was a happy social occasion and the Small Hall Committee would like to thank all those who supported the event by purchasing cards and all those who contributed raffle prizes, helped behind the stalls, and gave and served refreshments. Elizabeth Percy

Chipperfield Horticultural Society Annual General Meeting

1st of December 2012

Thursday 7 February at 7.30p.m. in The Small Hall Everyone will be most welcome to come and join us and we hope that after the meeting you will stay to enjoy some cheese and wine. Our first show in 2013 will be held on 23 March in the Village Hall when our photography classes will [...]

Local Amateur Artists

1st of December 2012

A group of local amateur artists held their first exhibition in the Small Hall on Sunday 16 September. It was so well received that they are determined to do it again; all they have to do is find the time to do some more paintings! The hall looked really inviting. There were paintings on all sorts [...]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of December 2012

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our families, not just in Chipperfield but in the surrounding villages of Bovingdon, Sarratt and Flaunden, for their continued support. The Lanes Children’s Centre will run their usual activities until Friday 21 December with a special Christmas Under 1’s session on Tuesday 18 December and [...]

Playskill

1st of December 2012

Playskill is a local charity for children with physical disabilities. Set up in 2006 by Andrea Clarke, a Paediatric Physiotherapist living in Chipperfield. It runs three sessions a week for children and parents with the specialist help of a Speech and Language Therapist, Debbie Hughes, also living in Chipperfield, and  Gillian (Popsi) Stokes, Occupational Therapist [...]

Nomination For Young Person’s Award

1st of December 2012

Nathan Caselton, 13, from Chipperfield, has been volunteering for Watford’s Vibe radio station for the past year. He hosts the live Saturday show from 10am until 2pm and pre-records the weekday lunchtime shows. He has been nominated for the Hertfordshire Young People of the Year award for his dedication to the station and charity work. [...]

Special Church Services

1st of December 2012

ADVENT CAROL SERVICE Sunday 9 December at 5.30pm Readings, poems and seasonal music given by St Paul’s Choir, plus well-known Advent hymns for the congregation. FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS Friday 21 December at 7.30pm St Paul’s will hold its now much anticipated Service of Nine Lessons and Carols. The service will have traditional [...]