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Save the Date for our Chilton Christmas Social

We’re planning a Christmas social event in Chilton on Friday, December 8th.

We’ll notify you of the location and time soon.

Meanwhile, please mark this date on your calendar.

 

PS Don’t forget our family Harvest Festival on October 8th

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Chilton Community Green Space Survey – Have Your Say

We are pushing forward with our Community Greenspace project and need to hear from you.
We want to know exactly what you want the Greenspace to be and need to hear your suggestions.
Would you mind taking two minutes to complete this online form?
It would be great if you could submit your response by Sunday, 8th October 2023. 
 
Thank you!
 
 
If you would prefer to complete a paper copy, please visit the noticeboard in the Chilton bus shelter and return to Frances Stacey (14 Thame Road, Chilton).
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Family Harvest Festival

We’re excited to invite you to our Family Harvest Festival at St Mary the Virgin Church on Sunday, October 8th.

The day will start with a quick service at 11:30 a.m., followed by a delicious picnic lunch of soup and ploughman’s fare. We’d be thrilled if you could contribute a small donation for this to help us raise funds for our beautiful church.

After lunch, we’ll have our famous Chilton Auction, where you can bid on various items like fresh fruit and veggies, homemade cakes and buns, jams and pickles, and beautiful flowers and plants. All the money raised from the auction will go towards the upkeep of our church, so bring your purses and wallets and let’s make a difference together!

If you have any items to donate for the auction, please bring them to Wall End on Saturday or straight to the service on Sunday.

Everyone is welcome to join us, including your dog!

So, mark your calendars and bring your family and friends along for a fun-filled day at St Mary the Virgin Church on Sunday, October 8th. Can’t wait to see you there!

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Let’s set up an Environment Group

Volunteers Wanted for the Chilton Environment Team

Chilton Parish Council is setting up a team of volunteer residents to support the PC in enhancing the appearance and environment of Chilton & Easington.

This Environment Team would;

  • Organise the village clean-up events and working parties for specific projects.
  • Organise village participation initiatives – for example, a spring bulb planting project.
  • Monitor and maintain the footpaths and stiles around the parish. Maintenance would be carried out by landowners, sub-contractors and village volunteers.
  • Report maintenance issues of village infrastructure, trees and verges to the Parish Council.
  • Suggest investments and projects that improve the aesthetics of our village.

A community-led Environment Team has worked well in neighbouring villages, making a real difference to their village centres and surroundings, so let’s replicate the model.

To do this, we need the help of the community itself, so if you care about Chilton and want to see how you can help improve the village, please get in touch.

Nick Wasey

Chair – Chilton PC

Nick Wasey

Chair – Chilton PC

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Do you have any spare apples?

Chilton is blessed with an abundance of apples, yet unfortunately, a significant portion of these apples end up going to waste. To tackle this issue, Philippa Green has devised a plan to transform the surplus apples into Chilton Apple Juice that will help in financing projects like our Community Green Space Project.

To participate in this project, register your interest, and we will quickly get in touch with you to gather the apples and transport them for juicing. The resultant juice will then be sold both online and at various village events, with all proceeds being utilised for the betterment of the village.

If you desire more information regarding this project, Philippa will be available at this week’s Chilton Social (Friday, 5:30 p.m., St Mary’s Church) and will be delighted to explain more.

So, if you’re willing and able to lend a hand, we would appreciate you registering for this exciting and worthwhile project.

 

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Don’t forget. This Friday is the Chilton Social

Just wanted to remind you that this Friday, we have our exciting Chilton Social event at St. Mary’s Church. Get ready to indulge in some scrumptious cakes served by Liz and Anne, while Michael, Nick, Chelsea, and Tim will be grilling up some delicious bites on their BBQ.

Also, don’t forget to visit our cash bar manned by Gemma and Jason.

You can also have a chat with Philippa Green about a new plan to use excess apples in Chilton to produce our very own Chilton Apple Juice, and Nick Wasey will be there to talk about the Chilton Environment Group.

Join us at 5:30 pm on Friday, 15th September for a fun-filled evening. Don’t miss out on all the excitement!

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Parish Council Meeting Tonight

Don’t forget our Parish Council Meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Bruern Abbey Senior School.

The meeting will be held in the left-hand classroom at the top of the church car park.

Everyone is welcome and don’t forget to tell your friends and neighbours.

You can download a copy of the agenda from https://www.chiltonpc.org.uk/agendas-minutes

 

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Parish Council Meeting

There will be a Parish Council Meeting on Thursday 7th September at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

The meeting will be held at Bruern School in the left-hand classroom at the top of the church car park.

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Members of the public are invited to submit additional items for inclusion on the agenda no later than Tuesday 5th September @ 5 p.m. to The Clerk via – https://www.chiltonpc.org.uk/meeting-requests or by contacting the Clerk direct by email

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Please note: Members of the public cannot comment during the meeting until they are invited to do so by the Chair. Comments can only be made in relation to published Agenda items. Any new items raised on the evening will be noted and added to the Agenda for the following meeting.
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Full minutes of meetings will be available on www.chiltonpc.org.uk

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Our Next Chilton Social

Save the 15th of September for our September Chilton Social.

We will be going back to the church this month.

We’ll get back to you with a better idea of what is happening before then.

But please put Friday 15th September in your diaries.

And let your friends, family and neighbours know.

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Fix My Street Does Work

The road defects in Chapel Lane were repaired in June after Duncan Parker registered all the potholes on Buckinghamshire Fix-My-Street, proving that the system does work.

Thank you to Duncan and all the other residents who have reported road defects and other street maintenance issues this year. Most have now been fixed, but there are plenty of faults to register! With a new Local Area Technician for Buckinghamshire Roads (who has visited Chilton and met with councillors) and a new roads maintenance contractor in Balfour Beatty, we are promised an improved level of service.

Issues will be prioritised if more people register a fault, so if you would like to see something fixed, don’t leave it to others to register the problem. Just go on to our website and visit www.chiltonpc.org.uk/fix-my-street  (You’ll find it under Useful Numbers in the menu) and take five minutes to log the fault.

Also, please encourage neighbours to do the same.

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