This is the time to really enjoy your garden after months of planting, feeding and tending. However, we must still get down to just a few garden tasks if we are to keep everything looking good. The flower garden. Cut the dead flowers off perennials and regularly deadhead roses and flowers in hanging baskets and […]
I have always had a love/hate relationship with the fox. I love their perky faces, pointy ears picking up every sound, eyes alert to the slightest movement. I love the way they lean against an ash tree on the edge of my wood and sunbathe. My dad pointed the spot out to me when I […]
Over the weekend of Friday 11 July until Sunday 13 July the annual Morris men festival will be taking place in and around Chipperfield. On Sunday 13 July there will be a service at 10.30am held in the car park at St Paul’s church.
MEMBERS SUMMER GARDEN PARTY Saturday 30 August All the members of our Society will be made very welcome at Heath End, The Common, Chipperfield for a summer garden party from 2.30– 5pm. Sit in a beautiful garden with friends and enjoy a ‘bring and share’ picnic, please bring your own chair! All this courtesy of […]
Chipperfield theatre group’s production of one of Oscar Wilde’s most famous plays, ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ was an astounding success. Performed in the round, they gave an up close and personal experience for the audience, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Experienced director Mike Corsden certainly put his stamp on his first production with […]
DONALD STANLEY NEWMAN We are sad to announce that Donald passed away on Wednesday 4 June at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London. Don and his family lived in the village since the early 60’s at first in Bucks Hill and later in Penmans Green. He will no doubt be remembered fondly as a supporter, committee […]
On Tuesday 20 May, over 30 members and guests met in the Village Hall for lunch followed by entertainment and tea. We were delighted that Mrs Ann Hall, Hertfordshire Federation Chairman, (pictured right with Margaret Windsor, Chipperfield president) was able to attend. She spent a lot of time talking informally with our members, some of […]
A double whammy for us all with this edition of Chipp News. July/August, the height of summer, or the depths of an unseasonal wash out? Which one? You decide! If only that were the case, eh? I know from personal experience that, to quote The Rolling Stones, “you can’t always get what you want, but […]
Originating from urban Watford, it was a delight to move to Chipperfield over 45 years ago. People actually said good morning to you and there was a lovely ‘village feeling’ – and still is. Recently I watched a TV news report of the plight of refugees desperately attempting to get to Europe which made me […]
There have been some changes recently to the buses serving the village:- R4 service from Chandlers Cross to Rickmansworth and Chorleywood via the Tesco supermarket has now been cut to two per week on Wednesdays and Thursdays, leaving The Two Brewers at 09.37. Please note that the new timetables at both The Brewers and Dunny […]
A film crew from Lovely Day Productions Ltd was in the village at the end of May filming a new ITV period drama at the Windmill pub and along The Common. More news and pictures of this exciting event will be in the September edition of Chipperfield News.
It seems hard to believe that the summer holidays are nearly here! We wish all our families a happy and relaxed summer and fingers crossed for some lovely sunny weather! Most of our regular activities will continue to run throughout the holidays although the centre will be closed between the following dates: 11 – 18 […]
The Royal British Legion will hold a Drumhead Service at Gadebridge Park, Hemel Hempstead on Sunday 3 August to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Anyone wishing to attend and offering or needing transport please telephone Giles Wyburd on 01923 267515.
Rosemarie Wakeman took over Ruth Hare’s delivery of Chipperfield News several years ago when Ruth felt she was unable to continue. Rosemarie has continued to manage the large numbers and get all the right amounts to the right people through the village including The Two Brewers, The Baptist Church, the Kia garage and to deliverers […]
Norah Tattersall, headteacher of St Paul’s, was delighted after the school was given the highest possible rating by OFSTED, the education watchdog. St Paul’s was rated as ‘outstanding’ in all four categories being examined by OFSTED during a two day inspection in May. They assessed the achievement of pupils, the quality of teaching, behaviour and […]
A most memorable gathering of villagers and friends from far and wide assembled on Saturday 31 May at St Paul’s Church to launch a remarkable book, written by our local historians Mary Nobbs and her son Andrew. The book, with many photographs, details the events in the village during the Second World War, featuring those […]