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Time For A Trim

2nd of November 2006

A reminder from the Parish Council that owners of village properties with boundaries along roads and footpaths are required to ensure that their hedges are cut back so that they do not overhang or impede vehicles or pedestrians. It is particularly important that road signs are not obscured.Should hedges along roads not be cut back, […]

Poppy Appeal

2nd of November 2006

November, and once again it is Poppy Appeal time and to remember the debt we owe to the ex-Service community through the work of the Royal British Legion. In a typical year the Legion  provides:      � Accommodation for over 400 people in the seven care homes around the country;      � Breaks for over 4,000 people […]

Playgroup And Youth Club To Close?

2nd of November 2006

Could the end be in sight for both the Playgroup and the Youth Club? Over the years many young people in Chipperfield have enjoyed evening meetings and activities in the Youth Club building. Many parents of young children have been able to take advantage of the excellent Playgroup run there by Sue Reynolds and her […]

What And Who Are Chipperfield Care ?

2nd of October 2006

Chipperfield Care has been in existence for over 18 years and during that time has dealt with thousands of requests for assistance from Chipperfield residents to take them to doctor and hospital appointments, to take them shopping or to visit sick relatives. Furthermore, we keep in touch with some clients on a regular basis by […]

What's On This Month

2nd of October 2006

At The Empire Cinema, Jarman Park, Hemel HempsteadScreen Extra – all films begin at 11am (doors open 10.30am). Tickets �3. For information call 08714 714714.Monday 2 October – The Lake HouseMonday 9 October – TransamericaMonday 16 October – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s ChestOR Match Point (to be confirmed) At The Old Town Hall, […]

Your Garden In October

2nd of October 2006

Gardeners do spend a lot of time talking about the weather and this year they have had good reason to do so. It has been a very difficult year and many plants have suffered. Now is the time to prepare for the cooler months ahead. The greenhouse will need to be disinfected with Jeyes Fluid […]

Autumn's Harvest

2nd of October 2006

How quickly the grass recovers once we have a few days of rain. Last time I sat down to write these notes I was looking out on a brown, crisp ride and sheep field beyond. Now they are green and lush and the remaining sheep are once more content. I shall have to get the […]

St Albans Abbey – A Special Day

2nd of October 2006

On Saturday 7 October the Friends of the Abbey will extend a very warm welcome to a Special Day of talks, tours and workshops in St Albans Abbey. Events include:  Passio, a carnival workshop telling the story of St Alban; Friends Ancient and Modern, a light-hearted dramatised presentation of the origins of the Abbey; a […]

Lots Of Notes

2nd of October 2006

We are very fortunate in having lots of musical events, orchestral and choral, that we can attend or take part in around Chipperfield. There is the flourishing Chipperfield Choral Society; there is the Watford Philharmonic Society with its first season under a new dynamic director; there is the Abbey choir at St Albans, and lots […]

Baptist Church

2nd of October 2006

We hope you have all had a time of rest and relaxation during the past few weeks. Church life has been a little less demanding but will start to get busier in the months ahead leading up to Christmas and beyond. News of our September Harvest Thanksgiving next month.We are looking forward to our Church […]

News From Our Churches

2nd of October 2006

ST PAUL’S AND HOLY CROSSHardly a week seems to go by without the National Health Service being in the news, and sadly, more often than not, it is critical rather than positive comment. To my mind, that is sad: the NHS isn’t perfect, but we are so much better served than the vast majority of […]

Light Up A Life This Christmas

2nd of October 2006

The Iain Rennie Hospice at Home has cared for more than 7,000 terminally ill patients and their families across the Chilterns area. Our pioneering service began in 1985 when 5 nurses helped our first patient, Iain Rennie, to come home from hospital to be with his young family during the final stages of his battle […]

Diary Date

2nd of October 2006

Chipperfield Care is holding a Christmas Tea Party for Senior Villagers (over 65’s) on Tuesday 5 December from 3-5pm at Blackwells. Keep the afternoon free. More details will appear in the November issue of Chipperfield News.

Village People

2nd of October 2006

Dave and Val Calo and John and Anita Lowe wish to announce the safe arrival of their grandson, Jack, born on 30 June to parents Alan and Helen Lowe. Congratulations and best wishes to Elizabeth Percy of Croft Lane who celebrates her 80th birthday this month.

Chipperfield Theatre Group

2nd of October 2006

NELL’S BELLESWith 35 speaking parts and nearly as many songs, Chipperfield Theatre Group attempted to raise the bar with their latest production, Nell’s Belles. And, despite an unpromising beginning, they not only succeeded, but triumphed in clearing it with something to spare. Initially, with so many characters and historical reference points, the threads of the […]

Who Was Molly Oxhey?

2nd of October 2006

Following on from John Hopkins’ query in last month’s Chipperfield News, we have received the following from Doris Houghton who now lives in Kings Langley:As a child in the thirties, I lived in Tower Hill. We all knew Moll Oxey was a woman who appeared at night riding on a sheep hurdle. We never knew […]

Saving Your Family From Inheritance Tax

2nd of October 2006

This is the first of a series of occasional articles on general financial matters written for Chipperfield News by Colin Chamberlain of Edward Jones Ltd (Tel: 01923 270847) Who would you rather have receiving your estate – your family or the tax man? Income obtained by the Inland Revenue from Inheritance Tax (IHT) has almost […]

Phillips Joinery

2nd of October 2006

This year, J.L. Phillips Joinery Ltd celebrate 25 years of successful trading. Phillips Joinery was ‘born’ in 1981, a year after my late husband, John Phillips, had purchased the lease of an industrial yard in Adeyfield, Hemel Hempstead. In the mid-sixties, at the age of 16, John became an apprentice carpenter at the Ovaltine factory, […]

Special Event

2nd of October 2006

During the weekend of October 28/29 the congregations of Holy Cross, Sarratt and St. Paul’s, Chipperfield will be looking at a challenging subject, Living with faith in a real world.  This will involve young people in community action on Saturday and Sunday at 10am in the Village Hall in Sarratt, the two congregations will come […]

Tennis Club Annual Tournament

2nd of October 2006

It has been a very busy year for the Tennis Club and we have held three sun-drenched tournaments as well as the inauguration of a singles tennis ladder. Chris Blackmore has once again given up a lot of his spare time coaching the youngsters and has done far too good a job of it – […]