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March 2013

Chipperfield Care Annual General Meeting

1st of March 2013

Wednesday 20 March at 8pm in the Village Hall We are a group of volunteers who provide support for villagers when other help is unavailable. A volunteer Duty Officer is at the end of the telephone every weekday from 9.30am-1.30 pm . Help is given by our volunteer drivers in the form of transport to [...]

March In Your Garden

1st of March 2013

We have had a real winter this year and let’s hope we get a good spring so that we can catch up and get on with things. Vegetables and fruit If the ground has dried out and warmed up start to sow beet, broad beans, cabbage, carrots, parsnips, spinach and turnips together with salad crops. [...]

My Wish Comes True

1st of March 2013

Well, my wish for a nice bit of snow came true and my trusty old toboggan was soon whizzing me down the steep hills in Scatterdells Wood. A good time was had by the young, and not so young of Scatterdells Lane. I love to see what has been about in the garden overnight and [...]

Village People

1st of March 2013

The Chipperfield based abstract painter, Graham Boyd, will be showing examples of his large recent works in an exhibition at Hertford Theatre, The Wash, Hertford, 5-30 March, 10am-5pm. His combination of contrasting colours and textures has typified his painting for many years, as visitors to his annual Open Studios Event in Scatterdells Lane will have [...]

Grapevine Movies

1st of March 2013

Friday 8 March, Sarratt Village Hall, 7.30 for 8pm What can I say? Sam Mendes has brought James Bond scorching back onto the screen with this very British adventure. James Bond’s (Daniel Craig) loyalty to M (Judy Dench) is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must [...]

Chipperfield Horticultural Spring Show

1st of March 2013

23 March, 2.30pm, Village Hall This show is our first of the year and hopefully the weather will have been a vast improvement from that of 2012. As always, we have classes for all our wonderful spring flowers which have been grown either indoors or outside. Vegetables have their own section, as does handicraft – [...]

Frank Evans March 1928 -january 2013

1st of March 2013

The Evans family lived in Pinner where Frank was born. When he was just three years old his mother died and Frank was sent to live with relatives on the Isle of Wight. During the early years of the war the area was under constant attack by the Luftwaffe because of nearby Portsmouth and Ventnor, [...]

Baptist Church

1st of March 2013

As a church, and to some extent the wider community, we find in March a whole lot of time for reflection. When it comes to reflection (or thinking about things) we all do seem to have a problem. I really do count myself in this. I don’t like it to be quiet. Being alone is [...]

Roman Catholic Church

1st of March 2013

The season of Lent is upon us. Are we ready? There have been many Sunday readings prodding us to “prepare the way of the Lord”. We need to ready ourselves for the coming Passion and Death of our Saviour. Traditionally this preparation has been through fasting and alms giving. The early rigour is long gone. [...]

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of March 2013

As I write this piece for Chipperfield News and Spotlight magazines, we have just come through our regular ration of winter snow! I want to think, though, about new beginnings as the daffodils are heralding spring. In the Christian year we are given many opportunities for a fresh start. * There is the season of [...]

Chipperfield Horticultural Society

1st of March 2013

Fergus Garrett: 9 April, a talk on Succession Planting in the Mixed Border; tickets available at Garden Scene. Maria Coote: 16 April, a talk and demonstration on Planting Hanging Baskets; this is free to members, non-members £2. Maria Coote, 1 July, a talk on Recognition and Control of Garden Pests, again this is free to [...]

Chipperfield Evening Womens Institute

1st of March 2013

Was suspended last November. All records, minute books, financial statements,and property plus £300 are now in the hands of the Hertfordshire Federation of Women’s Institutes where they will remain for the next three years. Should a group of women wish to restart the Institute within this time, the money etc. will be available on application [...]

Benefice Churchwardens’ Vicarage Refurbishment Request

1st of March 2013

We are very pleased to tell you that the Reverend Michele du Saire will be installed as Rector of our Benefice – the Parishes of Sarratt and Chipperfield – at an inauguration service on Monday 3 June, to be held at both churches – further details next month. The purpose of writing is to ask [...]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of March 2013

It seems like it was only yesterday that we were opening our Christmas stockings and here we are about to celebrate Easter! Look out for activities happening in the Easter holidays. Our new group, ‘Pick ‘N Mix Mondays’ will continue to run throughout the holidays with a new six week programme of fun activities for [...]

Celebrate Rural Living In Hertfordshire

1st of March 2013

CPRE Hertfordshire is delighted to announce the launch of the CPRE Hertfordshire Rural Living Awards Scheme. Nominations are invited in two categories: Rural Community Living – Examples might be: Community-run enterprise – e.g. shop, pub Community-run transport – e.g. community minibus/taxi service/car pool Mutual support: e.g. Good Neighbours Scheme, adopt-a-grandparent Community Services Management – e.g. [...]

Anyone For Cricket?

1st of March 2013

Chipperfield Clarendon Cricket Club are looking for girls and boys aged 7 years and above to join our new Colts Section for the new 2013 season. All ages and standards welcome. The seven to nine year olds start learning the game with our new and dedicated team of qualified coaches. The session will end with [...]

St Paul’s Choir

1st of March 2013

Good Friday – 29 March 7.30pm St Paul’s Church OLIVET TO CALVARY by J H Maunder Following the warm response to the Good Friday evening performance of Stainer’s ‘Crucifixion’ last year, St Paul’s Choir will be singing this year what has become its popular companion piece. ‘Olivet to Calvary’ is a simple, highly appealing musical [...]

Fundraising For The Hospice Of St Francis

1st of March 2013

BIGGEST LOSER 2013 The Hospice of St Francis is launching its Biggest Loser 2013 fundraiser. We are looking for twenty individuals who are happy to raise money by losing weight. As part of the challenge they will get free membership to Sportspace gym, weekly personal training sessions and weigh-ins and a tailored nutritional programme from [...]

Chipperfield Theatre Group – Snow White

1st of March 2013

January saw more than 500 intrepid theatre gowers brave snow and ice to attend Chipperfield Theatre Group’s lively and colourful production of Snow White in The Village Hall. The pantomime marks the 20th Anniversary of the Group whose first pantomime production, Aladdin, was staged by friends and parents of St Paul’s School in Chipperfield to [...]