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Gas & Electricity De-regulation

19th of December 1997

Dacorum Council staff are receiving training to enable them to talk to residents about the choices available when the British Gas and Eastern Electricity monopolies end in March 1998. Dacorum Council is neutral and will not recommend any particular supplier. David Nobbs, Chairman

New Blood Needed

19th of December 1997

Organising events has always depended on a number of individuals giving up their time freely to make them a success. As with other Club activities, the Fair can only be continued by finding new blood to take over from those who have done more than their fair share over the years. Unfortunately, this continues to […]

CrÈche At The Mount Prison

19th of December 1997

Would you like to help in a very real and practical way to keep a family together at a time of great strain on partners and their children? HACRO is starting up the crèche professionally, so that it is open every day and does not collapse through lack of regular support, as happened before. Visiting […]

From The Editor

2nd of December 1997

This is my first attempt at editing The Chipperfield News. In addition to grappling with the copy, I have never used desk-top publishing before and so this issue is the result of my “learning on the job”. Between working full-time and the usual domestic demands, I haven’t yet quite mastered the machinery. I hope, however, […]

Parish Council News

2nd of December 1997

Items reported to the meeting held on 10th November included the following of general interest: Chipperfield Beat Inspector Keith Ashton, in charge of rural policing in this part of Dacorum Division, advised the Council that crime in Chipperfield was running at a lower level than a year ago. In the seven months from April to […]

The Crack Of Dawn

2nd of December 1997

With the shorter days of winter comes the chance to be up “at the crack of dawn” without setting the alarm too early and the chance to see the night shift clocking off in the garden. My early morning runs with the dog (well, not early really) have been much more rewarding lately with regular […]

Phone Box Furore

2nd of December 1997

A letter from June Evans, Copthall, The StreetI am writing in support of our beautiful old red telephone box on the village green. It seems to me to be situated in exactly the right spot – convenient for visitors to Chipperfield to use. I realise, of course, that not all village residents own a telephone, […]

!the Telephone Box On The Village Green!

2nd of November 1997

I could not believe my eyes on first seeing this. Who on earth gave planning permission for the village green to be so defaced? From any angle this box obstructs what used to be a clear view of the cottages, church and other surroundings.Although no longer a resident, I lived here from childhood to adulthood […]

Thank You

2nd of November 1997

Diane Mansfield has been joint editor at The News for the last three years plus. As she is expecting twins in the New Year and the family may be moving from the area, she has decided to retire and concentrate on the many domestic tasks ahead! On behalf of all readers, I would like to […]

John Elsworth Scott, Dsc

2nd of November 1997

Those who were fortunate enough to have attended the packed Thanksgiving Service for the life of John Scott at St. Pauls Church on the 1st October will already have heard the tributes which were paid to him then, but it would not be right that Chipperfield News should fail to add its own tribute, since, […]

Lord Mayor Of London!

2nd of November 1997

On Monday September 29th at Common Hall in Guildhall, Richard Nichols was unanimously elected the 670th Lord Mayor of London: the first, we believe, to come from Chipperfield!Richard will take up his duties on November 8th as part of the Lord Mayors Show, having received his badge of office the day before from the outgoing […]

Dog Fouling

2nd of October 1997

The Parish Council is receiving a rising number of complaints of dog fouling on the Common, particularly the mown area opposite The Two Brewers and around the Cricket Club. As Chairperson of the Open Spaces and Footpaths Committee, I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that bags for dog litter are available […]

Dreaming Of Roman Roads

2nd of October 1997

We had just had a lesson on Roman history at Chipperfield Primary School from Mr. Pettit, the headmaster. As I wandered home up Queen Street, my imagination was running riot. What if Queen Street with its flint surface was a Roman road?A ten year old boy can have a big imagination! Sadly, this dream was […]

Dolly Payze

2nd of October 1997

The family of Dolly would like to thank everyone for all their very kind messages of condolence and their wonderful support following her death on August 8th.It helped enormously and we are extremely grateful to you all.

Hollyberry Fair

2nd of October 1997

As the summer sun starts to slide away, theres no need to feel glum!The winter weather heralds this years HOLLYBERRY FAIR, which will take place on Saturday 15th November at the Village Hall from 12 – 3pm.The fair will be packed with your favourite tombolas, raffles and games, plus lots of other exciting stalls with […]

The Matchgirls

20th of September 1997

Chipperfield Theatre Group will be taking a trip back into the last century for their next production – The Matchgirls. This lively musical is set in Bryant & Mays factory in Londons East End in the 1880s. It is the true story of Kate and her mates – the Cockney Girls and their fight against […]

Rspca Appeal West Herts Branch

19th of September 1997

Thank you to all of you who contributed to the house-to-house collection at the beginning of July and to the Flag Day in Kings Langley. We raised £661.75 all together, which was an even better result than last year. Especial thanks to the collectors who so willingly give up their time to help this good […]

Following The Path God Has Laid For Me

2nd of September 1997

Continued from Page 7sub-committees and have also become involved in childrens and youth work, helping to run the daily Holiday Club for over 80 children at the beginning of the summer holidays and assisting with weekend and half-term ventures for members of the Church youth groups, who are aged between 10 and 18.I have attended […]

Council Tax Exemption For Granny Flats

2nd of September 1997

Relatives who are over 65 or disabled and who live in an annexe to the main family home could be paying council tax unnecessarily.Changes to the law governing exemption from the tax were announced earlier this year and affect granny flats that are banded separately from the main family home. Many people are unaware that […]

Housing Scheme Wins Support

2nd of September 1997

Detailed proposals for a development of new dwellings available for rent exclusively for people in housing need with a proven local connection were unveiled at a public meeting convened by the Parish Council in the Village Hall on July 9.Speakers included Assistant Director of Housing at Dacorum Borough Council, Cohn Farrar, Development Manager for Hightown […]