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April 2013

April In Yout Garden

1st of April 2013

It’s been a colder than normal start to the spring this year so most of the spring flowers are blooming weeks later than usual. Gardeners are late getting on with things so April is going to be a very busy month. Vegetables and fruit Plant the seed potatoes and put in the onion sets, soft […]

Spring Fever

1st of April 2013

As I sit quietly reading in front of the fire I hear a male frog singing for a female, my first of the year. When I take my dog Ted out for his walk later that evening light rain is falling and frogs are singing everywhere. I don’t usually use a torch, but as I […]

Chipperfield Horticultural Society – Fergus Garrett

1st of April 2013

Those of you who came last year to hear him talk on Great Dixter will already know how wonderful he is both as a gardener and a speaker. On Tuesday 9 April, 7.30pm in the Parish Room he is returning to talk to us about Succession planting in the mixed border. How many of us […]

Cycling Electric Style

1st of April 2013

With more bus routes being affected by cuts and the cost of driving getting more expensive, your mobility within your local community maybe becoming more difficult. To boost your mobility, reduce your travel costs and improve your health, have you ever thought about trying an electric bike? Whether you’re 14 or 90, the electric bike […]

Queen Victoria’s Oak Yree

1st of April 2013

Where was it planted? Can you remember seeing it? In 1887 a newspaper article recorded that Mary Blackwell, from the Manor House, planted an oak tree to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria during the course of a day of celebrations in Chipperfield. The amazing fact is that a photograph of the event was […]

Village People

1st of April 2013

KAINE WARD Congratulations to Kaine Ward who, on Saturday 16 February, finished playing the lead role Billy in Billy Elliot the Musical in the West End. Kaine was the 26th Billy and many of his family, along with residents of Chipperfiled, were at the Victoria Theatre to see his final performance in this role. He […]

Baptist Church

1st of April 2013

I share my birthday with an ex US president, a rock and roll legend, a failed general and probably the most famous children’s entertainer, of sorts, in history. It is not my birthday in April but you should be able to link all of the above using the wonders of the Internet and Google (copyright […]

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of April 2013

Hello, What word starts with A and ends in L? April I hear you say! No … well yes, but I was thinking of Angel. Whilst I have been out and about doing home visits to the lovely people of Chipperfield and Sarratt lately, we have engaged in some talk about Angels. It was prompted […]

Roman Catholic Church

1st of April 2013

Landing in Daar-es-Salaam on a recent visit, Fr. Terry was told by the friend meeting him that a former parishioner was hoping to see him. Fr. Terry didn’t recognise the Islamic name but, of course, agreed to meet up with him. He was a boy born in a tiny village out in the bush, 5 […]

Kings Langley Bowls

1st of April 2013

We are holding a COME AND TRY BOWLS morning at the Kings Langley Bowls Club on Sunday 5 May from 10am until 1pm. So why not join us and bring along family and friends for a fun morning. There will be a team of members to show you the rudiments of the game. Equipment will […]

Chipperfield Care

1st of April 2013

Chipperfield Care was founded to offer support, mainly transport, to villagers who otherwise would find it difficult or expensive to attend appointments at local hospitals and clinics. We do not make a charge; we welcome a small donation from clients for our service. We are available on the telephone five days each week from 9.30 […]

Royal Oak Darts Team

1st of April 2013

Since the end of September, The Royal Oak has a darts team, playing in the local Bovingdon Friendly League. While we started the first few matches in (for us) a stratospherically high second place, we have since slipped to about seventh of twelve teams. However, one of our team, Andy Bowler (Bowlsy) has the highest […]

Village Hall Barn Dance

1st of April 2013

Anne Stickland and her team organised a very successful Barn Dance in aid of Village Hall Funds on Saturday 2 March After a most enjoyable hot supper, young and old took to the floor, and, ably directed by Debbie McLaughlin, danced to the music of Neville Gardner and his band (from Ruislip). Amanda Kirby, recently […]

St Paul’s Vicarage Request

1st of April 2013

Following on from last months article we are pleased to say matters are progressing with offers of help and cash but we have been asked what the money will be used for and when the help will be needed. We are aiming to raise a minimum of £2000 to enable the new Rector to repaint […]

Chipperfield Tennis Club

1st of April 2013

In March we had a very enjoyable social evening at Blackwells. This raised money for the upkeep of the courts as well as giving members a chance to catch up with each other after the winter when most of our members go into hibernation! However with the evenings getting lighter we are looking forward to […]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of April 2013

We have got lots coming up this April including a four week About Boys Course specifically for Dads! The course is being held at Three Villages Children’s Centre, Kings Langley, from 7.30 – 9.30pm and begins on 17 April with the following dates of 24 April, 8 May and 15 May. The course is free […]

St Paul’s Spring Lecture

1st of April 2013

Saturday 9 March saw the 5th Annual Spring Lecture at St Paul’s Church, continuing the theme of debating important issues in society, with well informed figures and professionals. The point of discussion centred around the dilemma of the emerging sub class of deprived children, leading to the London riots and what social issues could possibly […]

Annual Parish Meeting – Have Your Say

1st of April 2013

Your Council want to create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere so come and meet your councillors and ‘have your say’ in open forum at the Annual Parish Meeting to be held in the Village Hall on 13 May. Your council consists of a number of working groups which manage all aspects of the village and […]