Village pub night: Friday 28th April

Come and mingle with your friends and neighbours at our monthly community pub night. All the usuals – food, drinks  and pub games.

All welcome from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. Get there early to make sure you don’t miss out on the delicious home-cooked food – this month its lamb tagine or veggie tagine.

Craft Exhibition at St John’s – 8/9th July

St John Bellingdon 2

Two weeks after the village fete, on July 8th and 9th, we are holding a craft exhibition at St John’s Church in Bellingdon.

We would love to have contributions from local people, especially those who live in Bellingdon and Asheridge.

It is not intended that people sell crafts, but exhibitors would be welcome to have cards or information sheets available for people to pick up.

Are you a photographer, do you paint, do you embroider or make corn dollies or pottery? Or could you provide any background music (though people will probably be chatting over a cup of tea…)?

If you would like to exhibit something or would like any more information do get in touch with me on

Village Fete 2017


24th June 2017 12:30-5:00pm 

We’re delighted to  be collaborating once again with the fantastic Medical Detection Dogs to bring you the annual fun dog show. The list and timings of classes will be released nearer to the time so please check back for more details.

We’ll have the Hemel Hempstead Band, plant sale, real ale festival, BBQ, tombola, raffle, cakes and teas, tug-of-war, kids’ corner, bouncy castle, fairground rides, animal petting and pony rides, fancy dress competition and much more.

Once again we are extremely fortunate to be able to offer, as the top raffle prize, a pair of premium tickets for a rugby international at Twickenham, courtesy of Conlan Associates.

Advertise in our programme | Book  a stall | Contact us


Consultation on Unitary Authorities

Bucks County Council are currently conducting an online survey of residents’ and organisations’ views on the proposals to form one or more unitary authorities in the county.

There is a reasonable consensus that Bucks residents would benefit from a move to unitary authorities which combine the roles of County and District councils into one level of local authority.

The question remains however: would residents be better served by two Unitary Authorities – one based in the North of the county and one in the South – or by one county-wide authority? (In a 2 unitary authority solution, Chiltern District would fall in the South along with South Bucks and Wycombe Districts.)

The survey, being conducted on behalf of Bucks CC, is available here: and is open until May 19th.

It’s not a referendum… but it is a opportunity to let your views be known!

Vacancy for a Parish Clerk – Chartridge Parish Council

The Parish Clerk for Chartridge Parish Council will be leaving in April/May 2017. The job takes about 10 hours per week, working from home and is a salaried position.

Remuneration is in accordance with agreed local government scales and there is an allowance to cover the costs of working from home. The Council meets about every six weeks on Wednesday evenings. The Clerk is responsible for agendas, minutes, finance, and general administration and would be expected to study for a basic qualification in local government administration. Therefore existing qualification(s) in local government procedures would be an advantage but not essential. Good IT skills with working knowledge of website maintenance also an advantage. The Council is an equal opportunities employer.

Anyone interested in the position should contact the current clerk, Elizabeth van Hullen via –
Telephone: 01494 758800 during office hours (Mondays -Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

Application form

60+ and looking for interesting outings?

Elayne Hughes, Community Sports Manager GLL, Chilltern District Council, has organised a series of monthly outings for Chiltern and South Bucks 60+ Club. Eligible Hilltop Villagers are invited to join them. Pick up for all the trips is at Chesham Leisure Centre.

The visits Include Didcot Railway Centre on 9th May (£31.50), Leckford Estate Water Gardens (£28.00) on 27th June, and a Narrow Boat Trip on 6th July, The Olympic Park and several more

For more information, cost and booking please contact Elayne by email: or call 07889 975100

Village Fete 2017


24th June 2017 is the date, folks, so put it in your diary now.

All and any assistance either before the fete or on the day is very much appreciated and we couldn’t do it without you. The next meeting is on 5th April at the Blue Ball in Asheridge.

Anyone with raffle prizes to donate, please send details to

If you’d like a stall, or to advertise in the programme, please let us know on the above email address as soon as you can to avoid missing out.

Community book swap


We launched the community book swap at the well-attended pub night on Friday. Any hall user is welcome to borrow a book then swap it for another once they’ve finished it.

The books are located in blue wheeled trolleys in the corner of the hall close to the emergency exit out to the playground.