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June 2014

Village People

1st of June 2014

Peter Moorhouse Jane, along with Mark, James and Georgina would like to thank all of you who have shown such kindness and support over recent weeks since Peter’s untimely death. We were delighted to see so many travel from far and wide as well as much closer to home to celebrate his life on 1 […]

June In Your Garden

1st of June 2014

Seasons just fly by and we are already nearly half way through this gardening year. The months of June, July and August are usually frost free so we can really get down to planting with safety! The flower garden. Plant out dahlias, fuchsias, geraniums and all the usual bedding plants in beds, borders, window boxes […]

The Ups And Downs Of Spring

1st of June 2014

Four little lambs are skipping around at the bottom of the garden now but this year lambing was not without its ups and downs. One of the youngest twin lambs was not finding his mum’s teats properly, preferring to suck on a warty false teat where no milk was coming from. Then his mum got […]

My Fair Lady, The Barn At Chipperfield Manor House – 12/13 July

1st of June 2014

Plans are rolling on for our village concert version of ‘My Fair Lady’ and tickets for each evening will be available from 1 June from Ann Soanes (ann-tony@hotmail.co.uk). Please do not contact Ann for tickets before the start of June! Ticket prices will be £10 and £12 with the aim of merely covering costs; any […]

Callipers Hall Open Garden

1st of June 2014

Callipers Hall, Chipperfield, WD4 9BP, will once again be opening its garden for the Red Cross on Sunday 13 July 2–5pm. The garden includes a woodland area with ponds, a small orchard with fruit trees and a formal walled garden. Plants can be purchased from Elborns Hardy Plants. Children are welcome to use the (new) […]

Motorbike Ride

1st of June 2014

When my daughter Emma, who has Downs Syndrome, casually mentioned that she would like to have a ride on a motorbike for her birthday, I racked my brains to think how I could achieve this. I tried Red Letter Days but they were very expensive and the ride was two hours long which would have […]

Garden Events

1st of June 2014

The Chipperfield Summer Flower Show is on 21 June and the Bovingdon Show is on 28 June. The BBC Gardeners’ World Live is at the N.E.C. Birmingham from 12 – 15 June (tickets from bbcgardenersworldlive.com or phone 0844 5811355). The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is from 8 – 13 July (tickets from rhs.org.uk/hanptoncourt […]

Chipperfield Horticultural Society – Summer Show 21 June

1st of June 2014

Gardens are coming into their own at this time of year; all the hard work of pruning, planting, mulching and fertilising are beginning to show. All ready for the Summer Show on 21 June. This is the time for roses and sweet peas as well as delphiniums, sweet williams and fuchsias. This year, for the […]

Roman Catholic Church

1st of June 2014

Moving in line to receive Holy Communion, I was distracted by a glimpse of someone who looked strangely familiar. Surely that must be a member of the Cantwell family; perhaps a nephew? The familiar stranger was Fr. Terry himself, not quite restored to health, looking slim, even ‘craggy’. Everyone was so pleased to see him, […]

Baptist Church

1st of June 2014

This summer we cannot avoid talking about a certain sporting event that surpasses all others, even the Olympics. We may rejoice or bemoan it. It is a sport that produces emotions of great solidarity and fellowship. It causes grown men to both weep with elation and anguish in equal measure. It is a sport which, […]

St Paul’s Church

1st of June 2014

Bob, my husband, has for many years (all our married life!) given me the benefit of his wisdom – all acquired from Radio 4, in particular Woman’s Hour. This morning I had the pleasure of hearing it first hand. The topic was an interesting one and concerned the legal requirement in England of including the […]

Chipperfield Bowls

1st of June 2014

Chipperfield Short Mat Bowls Club once again enjoyed their Presentation Dinner at the Restaurant, Little Hay Golf Complex, early in May. The Club’s 29th Pairs Competition cups were presented to the winners and runners-up by Club President, Ron Ray. The winners this year were two local Chipperfield residents – Ted Luck of Scatterdells Lane and […]

Therapet Veterinary Physiotherapy And Hydrotherapy Centre, Chipperfield Common

1st of June 2014

Saturday 2 August 11am – 4pm OPEN FUN DAY A wonderful day in beautiful surroundings to celebrate our first year in our new premises and to raise funds for the Chipperfield Churchyard project and Hounds for Heroes, a charity which trains and provides assistance dogs for British service men and women injured in the line […]

Village Darts

1st of June 2014

The Royal Oak darts team won the Bovingdon Friendly’s League Plate, 17-15 on aggregate, against the Green Dragon Team. The Oak team were 9-7 up after the first leg played at The Green Dragon having recovered from 3-5 down, winning 6 of the remaining 8 legs. The Oak played at home and again found themselves […]

Age Uk Dacorum Handyperson Scheme

1st of June 2014

This scheme was set up 17 years ago to provide help to older vulnerable people who had no relations, friends or neighbours to call on when they needed help to carry out a small DIY job. It is supported by 20 volunteers; all staff and volunteers are DBS approved. The scheme carries out a wide […]

The Lanes Childen’s Centre

1st of June 2014

It was lovely to see so many of our families during the half term break and we hope you enjoyed the return of ‘The Magic Man’, Beginner Biking and Biking Fun Skills and, of course, our ever popular family fun day. Please keep ideas coming for activities you would like us to consider for the […]

A Small School With Big Achievements

1st of June 2014

St Paul’s School has had a record breaking year full of achievements in netball. First of all our teacher, Mrs Smith, entered us in several competitions. The traditional 7 a-side league, in which we played home and away games against other schools in our pool. We were placed with Bovingdon, Holtsmere End and Leverstock Green. […]

Dacorum Community Trust

1st of June 2014

The Trust was delighted to receive from the Spirit of Dacorum Car Tour over £5000 which will be used to help local people when suffering hardship. The DCT is a local charity reg. no. 272759 – please contact 01442 231396 or e-mail admin@dctrust or www.dctrust.org.uk for more information or to make a request, in confidence, […]

Progress On The New Burial Ground

1st of June 2014

The Project Group have submitted information as to how two of the seven conditions applied to the grant of planning permission will be met. Both of these have been accepted and approved. As a result there should be activity soon on the site as an archeological survey is started. The Group is now working on […]

The 4th spirit Of Dacorum Car Tour – 4 May

1st of June 2014

Sunday was a lovely sunny day and we made good use of it by taking ‘The King of the Mountains’ (1914 Stanley Mountain Wagon) on the ‘Spirit of Dacorum Car Tour’, run in aid of the ‘Dacorum Community Trust’ (DCT). Of the four designated start points, we had chosen to start at Pendley Manor since […]