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September 2013

Winners And Losers

1st of September 2013

Twenty five years of Chipperfield News set me thinking about the changes in wildlife over that time. Who were the winners and who were the losers? In the bird world the biggest winners must be the Red Kites and the Buzzards. Had you told me twenty five years ago that I would see a Red […]

In Your Garden

1st of September 2013

Back in 1988 when Chipperfield News first appeared, gardening was very different to that of today. The Simmonds family still ran their nursery in Chapel Croft which they had done for over eighty years. Wards Nurseries were still in Sarratt and Wyevale were yet to come. The Chelsea Flower Show was in its 75th year […]

Village People

1st of September 2013

Alex Cibula I would like to thank everyone who so kindly wrote to me after the death of my beloved husband, at the age of 91, on 23 June. A stroke four and a half years ago had confined Alec to a wheelchair, but though he was physically helpless he lost little of his intellect, […]

The Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge Sunday 15 September

1st of September 2013

Rennie Grove Hospice Care is asking local people to dig out their walking boots and sign up for this popular sponsored walk set in the beautiful Chiltern hills. There are three routes with 5, 9 or 18 mile options all following the famous Ridgeway national trail. The 5 mile route includes the first two peaks […]

The Boot Is On The Other Foot In The Tug Of War

1st of September 2013

Many were delighted to enjoy local Tug of War Teams battle for the Alf Brown Trophy this year on 13 July. On the hottest day for many months it is a tribute to the hardy of Chipperfield that teams from The Boot, Chipperfield, and Chipperfield Football Club faced one another in the final. The Boot […]

Time To Get Your Feathers Flapping

1st of September 2013

The fun is about to begin as Chipperfield Theatre Group takes to the wing with the pantomime, Mother Goose. This wonderful tale of good over evil is packed with the usual mayhem and madness audiences have come to expect from CTG and we would love you to be a part of it. We know there […]

Mary Kingsley

1st of September 2013

Mary was a very helpful celebrant during the recent vacancy. She has now written to tell us that she is moving on and says, ‘It is with a very heavy heart that I leave the deanery of Rickmansworth. I have worshipped in this deanery for the last 37 years with connections over that time with […]

The Big If Campaign

1st of September 2013

Two hundred organisations supporting the campaign and the church service in Westminster on 8 June was a real success and absolutely full to overflowing. In addition over 45,000 people came to the Hyde Park meeting. Our incredible support for the IF campaign means we’ve taken a step forward for the 1 in 8 people living […]

Thoughts Of A Past Editor 2 – Editorial Meetings On The Common

1st of September 2013

I was approached by Liz Holliday when Chipperfield News was looking for someone to replace Charlotte Clifford, and my first solo effort as editor was for the February 2000 edition. It was at the very least a huge challenge, as I not only had to learn the Quark system used for Chipperfield News (with invaluable […]

Thoughts Of A Past Editor – Technology Arrives

1st of September 2013

When Sally Main decided to retire as editor of Chipperfield News¸ the irresistible combination of Richard Edwards and Geoff Bryant persuaded Diane Macliver and I to take on a whole new lifestyle! Neither of us had used a desktop publishing programme before, but we soon got to grips with the new technology – as it […]

The Beginne

1st of September 2013

The first issue of Chipperfield News saw the light of day in October 1988 under my optimistic guidance as editor. I had never tried my hand at journalism before, but found it a very rewarding and enjoyable, though time-consuming occupation. The village was blessed with a minister, the Reverend Arthur Ellery, who had the gift […]

Happy Birthday Chipperfield News

1st of September 2013

When I was asked to write a few words for this anniversary edition I was delighted but then, second thoughts, NO NAMES. So many people were involved in the early days it quite opened my eyes to the wealth of latent talent in the parish and it would be a great shame if one or […]

Goodbye

1st of September 2013

The young folk of Chipperfield and Sarratt said goodbye to Ellie Freeman, Youth and children’s Pastor of Holy Cross and St Paul’s,and to Matt Lewis, intern, at a barbecue at Micklefield Green House. Ellie moves on as Student minister at Holy Trinity, Cambridge, and we offer her our congratulations and best wishes. Terry Simmonds

St Paul’s And Holy Cross

1st of September 2013

Hello, is anybody there? Are you one of those people who lament the loss of a helpful voice on the other end of a phone, or have suffered the frustration of being subjected to cheerful music when all you need is to speak to someone about a problem you are having? I recently found myself […]

Baptist Church

1st of September 2013

For some of us September is particularly exciting. For a largish amount, fear and dread, disappointment and apprehension are on the cards. And for all the others September is just another month. If you do not have an inkling what I am on about, here’s a clue – School’s no longer out for the summer. […]

Churchyard Tidy Up

1st of September 2013

St Paul’s Churchyard welcomes all willing hands Saturday 14 and 21 September Breakfast provided! Please bring tools: long armed loppers, strimmers, secateurs, gardening gloves, etc. You will find like-minded people on a voyage of discovery underneath the greenery. Come anyway, but if you can let us know in advance it helps with the bacon order. (We do […]

Grant Aid From Chipperfield Parish Council – 2014/2015

1st of September 2013

Any local group or organisation who wish to apply for grant aid for 2014/2015 should apply for an application form by 19 September. The deadline for completed applications is Monday 7 October. Applications received after this date will not be accepted. Application forms and guidance notes can be obtained as follows:- Mrs J Dawes, 80 […]

Chipperfield Horticultural Society – Final Show Of The Year

1st of September 2013

Saturday 21 September in the Village Hall This show gives our exhibitors the chance to show the result of all their hard work in the garden as well as their handicraft with items that have been made throughout the year. Floral Art has three classes as usual. An exhibit depicting Autumn Glory and another depicting […]

Open Studios

1st of September 2013

Meet artists and craftspeople at work; some works may be for sale.   Ceramics, painting, photography: Pat Peddle  and Tracy Ford: Mudlarks, The White Cottage, The Green, Sarratt, 01923 270813 Wood, stone, bronze and resin sculptures: Dick Onians, Woodside, Commonwood, 01923 265996.       Acrylic paintings and collage: Graham Boyd, Blackapple, Scatterdells Lane, Chipperfield, 01923 264599. The […]

The Lanes Children’s Centre

1st of September 2013

It was lovely to see so many of our families during the summer holidays. Starting in September (start date to be confirmed) every Wednesday from 1-2pm in Chipperfield Village Hall, Helen Stone will be running a post natal fitness class designed to help those who have recently had a baby to get back into shape. […]