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Local charity ball needs your support
Helping to save the lives of children and young babies with Vein of Galen
Ruby’s Children’s Charity presents a 1940s wartime themed charity ball and auction on Saturday 11th June 2016.
Step back in time in your black tie and ball gowns, dance to a 16-piece Glen Miller-style swing band. Enjoy a four-course dinner with wine, coffee and petits fours, plus a complimentary bar all evening.
For more details and to book tickets, please see our website.
Village Social (Pub) Night | Friday 15th April | 6:30pm-11:30pm
Village pub nights are proving to be very popular. The next one will take place on 15th April. There will be hot food and drinks available as well as snooker, darts and table tennis. This event is for all age groups.
Come along and meet your neighbours! For more information about the evening or how to get involved in more community events please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hort Soc AGM – New Members Very Welcome
Clean for the Queen | 3rd April | 9:30-12:00
Please join us for our annual litter pick on Sunday 3rd April. In association with “Clean for the Queen” in honour of the HRH Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday. Help us to clear up our lovely village, meet the neighbours and enjoy a bacon roll and tea/coffee afterwards.
Superfast Broadband Coming to Bellingdon
Some of the keen-eyed amongst you might have noticed that a brand new green metal ‘box’ has gone up on the junction of Bellingdon Road and Bank Green (see photo).
This is the first of 4 Superfast Broadband cabinets to be installed for our local telephone exchange area (based in Cholesbury, serving 700 houses locally). The cabinet is due to be connected over the next few weeks. The cabinet will provide Fast and Superfast Broadband, (branded by BT as BT Infinity and BT Infinity 2, but it should be available via other providers) to the residents of Bellingdon and Asheridge who have previously not been able to receive the service.
You will need to check with your Internet provider as to when the service will be available to your home. This is an exciting development for anyone who regularly uses the Internet and is very welcome news for the village.
There is an update with more info of both Superfast Broad Band and an upgrade (to something called ADSL2+ which will also improve speeds) at the Cholesbury Exchange on the superfast broadband page at www.cholesbury.com.
We have the Superfast Broadband Group (based in Cholesbury and led by Chris Brown of Rays Hill) to thank for this development.
Working Party – All welcome
There will be a working party held on Sunday 6th September 2015 at the playground and woodland walk at Bellingdon Village Hall. All are welcome. Please bring with you gloves, strimmers, brush cutters, loppers, pruners rakes, forks etc. The event starts at 9.30 til 11.00am and there will be tea, coffee and a bacon bap for all volunteers.
If you want more information about this event please email email@example.com
Bellingdon Belles Whist Drive
Another date for your diary. Back by popular demand, a whist drive. To be held at the Bellingdon and Asheridge Village Hall on Friday 2nd October from 7.30pm. The tickets, to be purchased in advance will cost £10 and include a fish and chip supper. This is a family inclusive event and all are welcome. For tickets or more information please call Beth on 01494 757069 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bellingdon Belles are a group of ladies who run community social events for the villagers. The have run a selection of events from Barn Dances, Beatle Drives, Whist Drives, Social Evenings and Bingo to name but a few. If you would like to become a Bellingdon Belle or are interested in learning more about them please contact email@example.com
Bucks Open Studios 2015
The Bucks Open Studios runs from 6th to the 21st June with over 500 artists and makers, in over 200 different venues across Buckinghamshire, open their studios and run exhibitions and events for the public to visit. For a comprehensive list of events in the area visit http://www.bucksopenstudios.org.uk
Fun Race Night and Supper
The Fun Race Night and Supper is on Saturday 16th May. The Belles will be hosting a race night at the village hall. This is not one of those events where you watch horses on a screen. Oh, no! The Belles event is truly interactive with the horses being propelled by the jockeys. Please bring along some pound coins so that you can bet on your favourite horses or jockeys. The racing sarts at 7.30pm and there will be three races before supper and three after. This promises to be a fun evening for all – but there is limited ticket availability so contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Beth on 01494 757069 to reserve your tickets.
Horticultural Society Events
Just a reminder that the Bellingdon and Asheridge Horticultural Socety Plant Sale takes place this Saturday 16th May in Bellingdon Village Hall 10.30 am – noon.
Come and stock up on your seasonal bedding, basket/container plants and veg plants.
Teas/coffees and cake on sale too!
Contact Rachel Watts (07999814871) for more details.
Any plant DONATIONS also welcome
The road works in Bellingdon caused by the replacement of the water main by Affinity are set to continue until 15th May 2015. This information is taken from the transport for Bucks website. To check for more recent updates please click here or go to www.roadworks.org During this time diversions will be in place. Please leave extra time for your journeys.
Village Hall Annex – Grand Opening
The new annex at the village hall will be officially opened on Saturday 28th March by Cheryl Gillan MP. Please come along at 10am for a 10.30am ceremony. All welcome to come and view this fantastic new facility, small hall and kitchenette, toilets for sports hall users, officials changing rooms and sports equipment storage. This project has been funded by Sport England – inspired facilities and BAVH funds too. Refreshments will be available afterwards
Horticultural Society – AGM
The Horticultural society AGM will take place in the village hall on Thursday 26th March at 7.30pm. The horticultural society has a wealth of expertise which they willingly share and it is the best place to have local questions answered regarding your gardens. All welcome.
Village Litter Pick
The annual village litter pick will take place on Sunday 12th April at 9.30am. This is a very worthwhile activity and helps to remove the waste that has been strewn in the verges and hedges throughout the year. As spring begins to emerge and the days begin to get warmer why not spend a couple of hours enhancing your landscape for the whole of the village to enjoy. If you would like to get involved please come along to the village hall at 9.30am. Bacon butties will be available on your return from the pick.
Bellingdon Belles Present – A Fun Quiz Night
The Bellingdon Belles will be hosting a quiz night on Friday 6th March at the Bellingdon and Asheridge Village Hall. Tickets cost just £10 and include a Fish and Chip supper. Please bring your own drinks and glasses. To book tickets or for further information please email email@example.com or call Beth on 01494 757069.
Carols at Christmas
The Christmas Carol service will be held on Christmas Eve, 24th December at 4pm at Huge Farm Barn, Bellingdon. (Opposite Bloomfield Cottages). This is a short family service with carols and readings to celebrate Christmas. Please come along and join in this truly wonderful event. There is no parking at Huge Farm so please respect this and park at the village hall and walk. Our thanks go to the Taylors for once again allowing us into their home for this village event.
Bellingdon Belles Beetle Drive
The next Bellingdon Belles social event will be a Beetle Drive to be held in the Village Hall on Friday 21st November. The doors open at 7.30pm and tickets cost £10 for adults, £5 for children, to be purchased in advance. Ticket price includes food but please bring your own drinks and glasses.
For tickets and for more information please call 01494 757069 or 07714238271 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a very popular event and is suitable for all ages. Why not bring the children along for a family night out. If you are unsure about what a beetle drive is then please click on this link for more information
Annual Village Fete and Fun Dog Show 2014
Thank you to everyone who was involved in the Fete this year. The fete is a huge event put on by a group of volunteers, but they can only do so much. There are sponsors for the programme, the villagers who gererously donate to the fete and of course the public and their dogs who attend and make it into the fun family event that it has become. This year the weather tried to dampen our spirits but the show went on and what a show it was!
If you enjoyed the fete and would like to get involved in 2015 (yes the planning has already begun), please contact email@example.com
Summertime at St John’s Bellingdon
Come along to St Johns Church in Bellingdon on Saturday 12th July 2014 to view the wonderful floral displays and have a warm welcome and a chat.
Morning Coffee 10-12 and afternoon Tea 1 – 4pm
Sunday 13th July
Songs of praise service 10am. All welcome
Bellingdon Belles Present… A Barn Dance
Put the date in your diary and book your tickets quickly as this event is very popular. Saturday 17th May from 7.15pm til 11.00pm at Bellingdon and Asheridge Village Hall. Ticket price is £15 which includes dancing and supper. Please bring your own drinks and glasses. Tickets are available in advance only. To book your tickets call Beth on 07714238271 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Litter Pick
We would like volunteers to help to tidy up the villages. Come along to the Village Hall on Sunday 30th March 2014 at 9.30am and join in with the rewarding job of picking up litter. Each year we collect an incredible amount of waste from the road sides and grounds. Come along and give a few hours to help to improve our community. There will be refreshments at the hall afterwards. This is a great way to meet other villagers and make friends.
Friends of Bellingdon Work Morning
Sun 23rd Feb 10 until 12. Come and support the Village Hall and meet some fellow villagers and neighbours.
Meet at the Bellingdon and Asheridge Village Hall.
Tea and coffee and biscuits will be provided
A chance to help keep the hall and grounds up to a good standard.
Some jobs that will need doing- in doors and outside.
In doors — Cleaning of windows, paintwork, hall floor, small painting jobs, tidy store rooms
Outside – Litter clearing , removal of some small trees and branches close to the proposed development area, weed removal around the building and Woodland Walk.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated- wear whatever clothing is suitable.
Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.
A Whist Drive and Fish and Chip Supper
The next Bellingdon Belles fun event is to be held on Fri 28th Feb 2014
Bellingdon and Asheridge Village Hall 7.30pm to 10.30pm
Tickets in advance £9, inc Fish and Chip Supper
Call 01494 757069 or 07714238271
Bring your own drinks and glasses
No prior knowledge of cards needed, instructions given.
Christmas Carol Service
This year the Christmas Carol Service will be held at 4pm on Christmas Eve at Huge Farm Barn, Bellingdon. This is always a fantastic event and is very well attended. Due to the number of people attending this event it would be appreciated if you could please walk to Huge Farm or drop off any one who has mobility issues and then park at the village hall and walk to Huge Farm. Please be respectful of the Taylors home and grounds.
Our thanks go out once again to the Taylors for letting this community event happen in their home.
Horticultural Society Event
“Do your Christmas Shopping at the Hort Soc Coffee Social & Christmas Fayre”
The Horticultural Society are holding a Coffee Social & Christmas Fayre at the Village Hall on Saturday 7th December from 10am to 12 noon. Stalls include Christmas Cards, Decorative Foliage, Cakes and many more. Entrance includes a Tea/Coffee & Mince pie. Come along and get your shopping done all in one place!
If you have goods to sell and are interested in hiring a table for just £5, please contact Rachel Watts on 01494 785322.
Refusal of Planning Application for the Bull Public House
A planning application was submitted by the owners of the Bull Public House in Bellingdon. The proposal was to “Change the use of the ground floor from public house to nursery outlet, the creation of a self contained residential unit at first floor level and associated alterations to openings.” The planning application reference number is CH/2013/1511/FA. To see the full application and details of the refusal, please click here.
Proposals to changes in Greenbelt In Bellingdon
There have been proposals to change the areas of greenbelt in Bellingdon and Asheridge. This is part of the Delivery Development Plan Document: Public Participation, and the whole document can be downloaded from the following link, see here for more information. To see the response to these proposals from Chartridge Parish council, Please click here If you have any comments about these proposals please contact Chartridge Parish council.
Great News – Funds Secured for Improvements To Village Hall
An grant from Sport England’s inspired facilities fund has been awarded to Bellingdon and Asheridge Village Hall for improvements to the sports facilities. Congratulations on securing this much needed funding.
If you would like to become involved in running this fantastic village resource please email email@example.com
Harvest Festival at St Johns
Sunday 15th September at 10.00am, Harvest Festival Service St John’s Church Chesham Road, Bellingdon. Come and join us for traditional hymns and readings to celebrate Harvest.
St John’s Church Bellingdon – Flower Festival
St John’s Church in Bellingdon is holding a flower festival with floral displays in the theme of “Memories of Chesham”. The church will be open between 2.30pm to 5pm for teas on Saturday 6th July and then again on Sunday 7th July from 10am with a Celebration Songs of Praise. All proceeds go to Work Aid and Church Funds.
Village Fete and Fun Dog Show 2013
The Bellingdon and Asheridge Village Fete committee wish to thank everyone who came along on Saturday 29th June and supported our village fete. The day was a huge success helped by the sunny weather.
BBC Three Counties Radio attended and for the first time the fete went out live on radio. We also have a double page spread in the Bucks Examiner dated 4th July 2013 withs lots of colourful pictures bringing back memories of the fantastic day.
Village Hall AGM
The Annual General Meeting of the Bellingdon and Asheridge Village Hall Committee will be held in the hall on Tuesday 9th July 2013 at 7.30pm. All are welcome.
New Information regarding the Bull in Bellingon.
Two representatives from the “Save The Bull” group have recently had a meeting with the new owners of The Bull in Bellingdon. To read an account of what was discussed and of ways to air your views click here
Village Fete and Fun Dog Show 2013
The Bellingdon and Asheridge Village Fete will be held on Saturday 29th June 2013 between 12.30pm and 5pm at Bellingdon and Asheridge Village Hall and Grounds, Bellingdon HP5 2XU. Come along for a fun day out and bring your dog to enter into the Fun Dog Show being run by Bank Farm Riding for the Disabled Group.
Easter Coffee Morning – Correction New Date Saturday 30th March
There will be a coffee morning held at the Bellingdon and Asheridge Village Hall on Saturday 30th March 2013 between 10am and 12 noon. Please come along, everyone welcome.
History of Bellingdon Talk
If you are interested in hearing about the history of Bellingdon village, make sure you come along to the meeting on Saturday 13th April at 11am in the village Hall. Tim Yates will give the talk and would welcome the sharing of stories and memories of the area.
Help to Clean Up Your Village
Following on from last years successful litter pick the Village Hall committee have set the date for the 2013 Litter Pick to 9.30am on Sunday 24th March. Last year we were amazed at the variety of items people will throw into our beautiful lanes and hedgerows, see the picture for the evidence. Please come along and help to sping clean our villages. Bring along some gloves and some enthusiasm and you will be provided with tea and coffee and bacon sandwiches at the end of the collection. If you would like more information about this event or other ways of becoming involved in the village then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bellingdon and Asheridge District Horticultural Society
“The Horticultural Society’s programme of events for 2013 kicks off on 11th April at 7.30pm in the Village Hall with our AGM. Cheese & Wine will be included (or a nice cuppa if you prefer!) and as always there will be a raffle.
We will also be holding our Spring Flower Show on the night. So, if you are interested in entering an exhibit please contact Rachel Watts on 01494 785322 for a schedule – staging will start at 7pm. Membership cards will be issued and annual membership remains at just £2 – a bargain! Do please feel free to join us at this or any of the other events listed above as new members are most welcome.”….
As we look forward to another year, I think we would all wish for better weather than in 2012 and none more so than the members of the Horticultural Society who, without exception, had problems of one kind or another in their gardens/allotments due to the unpredictable rainfall and lack of sunshine
Bellingdon Belles Present – A BEETLE DRIVE
Following the sell out success of the Beetle Drive in 2012, the Bellingdon Belles have prepared another event.
When – Fri 8th Feb 2013
Where – Bellingdon Village Hall 7.30 – 10.00pm
Tickets in advance £7 each – Family ticket £20 (2 adults & 2 Children under 12) inc Cottage Pie & Pudding Bring your own Drink and Glasses
To reserve your tickets call; 01494 757028 or email email@example.com
We would like to wish all of our followers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.
Sunday 16th December between midday and 3.00pm
An informal Christmas Get Together with mulled wine and hot sausage baps.
Please click on the poster for more details…………
We very much look forward to welcoming you all on Sunday 16th December. For more information please contact belles @bellingdon.com Best regards The Bellingdon Belles
Carols in the Barn
This very popular village event will take place this year at Huge Farm Barn in Bellingdon at 4pm on Monday 24th December. Please come along and enjoy a service of traditional hymns and readings.
Bellingdon and Asheridge District Horticultural Society
The recent Horticultural Society Christmas coffee morning went well with members and non-members alike enjoying their first cuppa and mince pie free with entrance fee. There was also holly & mistletoe for sale, a raffle and festive background music provided by Les Mitchell and our president Pete Eastman. The Seed Swap was also popular with many in attendance bringing seeds collected from their own gardens to swap with others or “swapping” for a small donation. Seed varieties included Cosmos, Antirrhinum and Everlasting Sweet Pea. The Committe would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Xmas and we hope to see you at our events in 2013.
Dates for Your Diary
11th April 2013 7.30pm Horticultural Society AGM
18th May 2013 10am-12noon Plant Sale
14th Sept (time tbc) Hort Soc Annual Show
For more information contact Rachel Watts on 01494 785322.”
Sunday 25th November 11am to 3pm Sausage Tasting Day. Handmade sausages and the opportunity to taste free range bronze turkeys. For more information click on the poster or go to www.hazeldenefarm.com
Look out for the Winter Newsletter coming through your door any day soon. If you do not live in the villages of Bellingdon or Asheridge and would still like to see a copy of the newsletter then go to our newsletter page for a pdf version. Also if you have a story or event that you would like to see in the spring edition of the newsletter then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chilli and Chat Evening – Thanks
The “Bellingdon Belles” would like to say thank you to all of you who were able to join us for the Chilli & Chat evening on Friday 12th October. With your support and generosity we raised over £300 profit which will go towards the Village Hall projects, to enable us to stage more social events for you all to come to in the future.
Villagers Make a Clean Sweep
April 1st was a beautiful sunny day and 25 village residents turned out to collect rubbsh from the village green, roadsides and footpaths.
Over 40 bags of rubbish were collected plus 15 tyres, various car parts and pieces of equipment, dvd’s and (shame on you) a John Nash sign!
Thanks to those who took part and to those who provided the welcome coffee/tea and bacon rolls at the end of the morning.
Many other people collected rubbish from outside their properties. The end result was a clean and tidy village.
Hazeldene Farm Events
“OPEN DAY/COUNTRY FAIR/CAR BOOT” Sunday 9th September 12.00 Noon – 5.00 p.m
Hazeldene Traditional Farm and Shop Asheridge Road, Chesham HP5 2XD
Adults £3.00 Children under 16 free. BARBEQUE, PLOUGHMANS LUNCH, Tea & Cake Marquee, ICE CREAMS, Classic Cars, HELICOPTER LANDING 1.30 PM, Motor Bikes, METAL DETECTING, FUN DOG SHOW, Air Rifle Range, Pimms & Beer stall, Air Ambulance, Slide, Small Roundabout, PONY RIDES, Animals in Pen, and Farm Walk. FARM SHOP VARIOUS STALLHOLDERS 50% of the gate will be donated to the Air Ambulance
Chilli and Chat Evening
Buy your tickets now for the next fun Bellingdon Belles event .
To edge us gently into the next season, A Chilli and Chat evening to be held on Fri 12th Oct at 7.30pm, Tickets £6 each or £20 for a family ticket.
Bring your own drink, try your hand at darts or snooker .
Catch up with your friends and other Village folk.
Tickets from Julie on 01494 757028 or email email@example.com
The Bull – update
We are informed by the owners of The Bull, Fortitude Investments, that they have, thus far, been unable to find a suitable tenant for the Pub following redevelopment. In the current economic climate they understandably do not want to commence the considerable undertaking in extending the Pub until such a tenant can be identified.
In the meantime, the owners would be prepared to consider a sensible offer to purchase the freehold, with the benefit of planning, from any interested and able party. Enquiries in this regard can be made through:
Richard Berkley Tel 01189 477718 or 07768 512079,
Come along to a Harvest Celebration to be held on Sunday 30th September at 4pm at Huge Farm Barn, Chesham Road, Bellingdon. There will be a short celebration with traditional hymns and readings to celebrate harvest.
Also a date for your diary, on Christmas eve at 4pm there will be carols at Huge Farm Barn. This is a wonderful event and very popular so come along and join in the service.
Bucks Open Studios Exhibition
Bucks Open Studios is the largest visual arts event in the county. In June every year over 400 artists and makers, in over 150 different venues across Buckinghamshire, open their studios and run exhibitions and events for the public to visit. Hazeldene Farm is one of the venues for the 2012 Bucks Open Studios Exhibition. Paintings by Niki Bell will be on display on 9,10,14,15,16,17,21,22,23,and 24th June. Weekdays 9.30am to 3pm, weekends 10am to 4pm. The tea rooms will also be open during the exhibition times. See www.bucksopenstudios.org.uk for more information.
Bellingdon and Asheridge Village Fete 2012
The 2012 Fete was a great success with the sun shining for most of the day.
It was opened by councillors Nick Rose (Chairman CDC) and Tricia Birtchley (Bucks C.C.)
Attractions included the ever popular ‘fun’ dog show, a rally of military vehicles, the Hemel Hempstead Brass Band, a real Ale bar featuring 6 ales and 2 ciders, Teas and ices (donations of cakes gratefully received), local Art show, Kiddies area with bouncy castle, face painting, petting zoo etc., Archery and much more.
Photographs and more details about the fete to follow.
Bellingdon.com has been asked by Fortitude Investments, the owners of The Bull, if residents would like to offer ideas for use of the land behind the pub. There are around 13 acres in all, some of which is already let for horses.
If you have any ideas, please let bellingdon.com know via firstname.lastname@example.org and we will pass them on.
In the meantime, the wheels of planning still grind exceedingly slowly and the plans still await validation.
This delay is greatly regrettable since the planning process of consultation etc. cannot take place until the plans are validated.
This is costly to the owners and annoying to the village which has waited so long for a resolution to the matter but, sadly, there is nothing to be done but be patient.
As soon as the plans are eventually validated, we will ask residents to send their e-mails/letters of support for the plans to the local authority – details will be posted on this web site.
Meanwhile, The Bull is gradually disappearing into the jungle and some residents have proposed a working party to try to tidy the site up for appearance’s sake
If you are willing to help – please let us know and we will contact you when we have a date in mind.
Bellingdon and Asheridge Village Hall AGM
Bellingdon and Asheridge Village Hall and Recreation Ground (Charity No 1087494) will be holding their AGM at the hall on Thursday 12th July 2012 at 7.30 pm. Click here for the agenda The AGM is open to all inhabitants of the area and those 18 years and over are able to vote at the meeting. The Trustees Report and the Accounts for the last year will be presented at the meeting and is available for viewing here. All residents are encouraged to attend the meeting where the Committee(Trustees) for the next year will be voted in. This is residents’ opportunity to comment on the running of the hall and grounds and offer their views. At the end of the meeting wine and cheese will be available so that both the committee and residents can have a chance to meet informally.
St Johns Bellingdon – Jubilee Teas
St Johns Church in Bellingdon is holding Jubilee Teas and Floral Decorations on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July from 2.30 to 5.30pm. All are welcome.
Bellingdon and Asheridge Horticultural Society
The Annual Plant sale takes place on Saturday 19th May 10 am to noon. Flower and vegetable plants are on sale, along with teas and coffees and advice.
“The Horticultural Society are organising a coach trip to Savill Gardens, in Windsor Great Park, on 30th May, 9.30 pick up at the Village Hall in Bellingdon. The Gardens are famous for their Spring Gardens and Azalea Walks, which should be in full bloom for the trip. Non-members are welcome to come along. The price is £18 per person, including transport and entry to the Garden. Please ring Rachel Watts on 01494 785322 for tickets.”
If you would like to join the Horticultural Society or would like more information please come along to either of these events and have a chat to the current members who are always keen to share advice and experience.
For further information contact Rachel Watts on 01494 785322
Jubilee Barn Dance
The Bellingdon Belles are organizing a Jubilee Barn Dance to be held in the Bellingdon and Asheridge Village Hall on Friday 25th May 7.30pm until 11pm.
Tickets are £15 , to include a roast pork bun.
Bring your own drinks and glasses. Extra soft drinks and beer will be on sale if needed.
Tickets available from Julie 01494 757028 or email email@example.com.
Village Coffee Morning
On Easter Saturday, 7th April 2012 there will be a Coffee Morning held at Bellingdon and Asheridge Village Hall between 10am and 12 noon. Please come along, everyone welcome.
Bellingdon and Asheridge Horticultural Society
There are two dates for your diary from the Horticultural Society. The first is the AGM which will be held in the Bellingdon and Asheridge Village Hall at 7.30pm on Thursday 29th March. The evening includes cheese and wine and the Spring Flower Show. (staging from 7pm).
Hazeldene Farm Events
Foraging Day on Sunday 27th May with Miles Irving. The day runs from 10am – 4pm and includes a 3-course lunch. The forage itself will cover flora identification techniques, and some of the useful edible and medicinal plants available to us in our countryside
Lambing Weekend Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th from 10am-4pm – Guided Farm walks running at 11am and 2pm on both days. The walk includes a visit to see the new spring lambs, chickens, cows and pigs. As it is the Easter weekend there will also be an Easter Egg Hunt for the the children at 50p per child.
The Big Tidy Up – Village litter clearance
Come along and join your fellow villagers and help to Clean Up Bellingdon and Asheridge on Sunday 1st April between 9.30am and 12noon. Tea/Coffee/Soft Drinks +Bacon roll provided by the Bellingdon Belles after clearance.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you can assist, so that details can be sent to you
Official Playground Opening
On Saturday 10th March 2012 between 10am and 12 noon the Community Playground At Bellingdon and Asheridge Village Hall will be officially opened. This has been a community project that we can all be proud of. Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be provided. Please come along, everyone welcome.
Resurfacing work to take place in Bellingdon
Between 27th February and 6th March the road between Braziers End and Mount Nugent will be resurfaced (Weather Permitting). Due to the restricted nature of this site these works will be carried out utilising a road closure. The working hours will be 09.30hrs to 16.30hrs. Further information can about this work can be found on Transport for Buckinghamshire’s Service Information Centre at http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/transport or call 0845 230 2882.
Fairtrade at St John’s Church
Fairtrade fortnight takes place from the 27th February to the 11th March. Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.
St John’s Church in Bellingdon is holding a Coffee Morning on Saturday 25th February between 10.00hrs and 12.00hrs and there will be a Fair Trade Products stall and a cake stall. All are welcome to attend.
A Royal Visit to Bellingdon
The Princess Royal, Princess Anne who is the President of the Riding For The Disabled Association will visit Bank Farm RDA in Bank Green, Bellingdon on Tuesday 7th February.
The Bellingdon Belles Present…..
A social evening for the villagers. Following on from the hugely successful Bingo and Beetle Drive, the Bellingdon Belles will hold an evening with a games theme on Friday 10th February from 7.30pm. Tickets cost £5 per head which includes a ploughmans platter. There will also be a raffle so bring along some cash to buy some tickets for a lovely hamper. Bring along your own drinks and glasses.
On behalf of Chartridge Parish Council we have been asked to publicise the attached notice.
We wish to inform the residents of Bellingdon and Asheridge that a Paradigm Housing presentation will take place on 11th January between 4.30pm to 7.30pm in the village hall. The purpose of the presentation is to inform residents on the most recent proposals to address Rural Housing Needs. For further details please click on picture.
Carols at Christmas
The Christmas Carol Service at Hugh Farm Barn was a huge success with over 200 people attending. The barn was full to overflowing and the atmosphere was fabulous. Many thanks to the Taylors who once again played host to this community event and made us all feel so welcome with mulled wine and mince pies to round off the afternoon. A retirement collection was made in aid of Bank Green Riding for the Disabled and raised a fantastic £232. Thank you to all who made this event happen and to all who attended.
The Bingo and Beetle Drive was a great success and was extremely well attended. Look out for more community events early in the new year.
The Bull -Update 14th October 2011
Those of you who pass by the Bull will no doubt be as intrigued as we were by the recent appearance of a ‘To Let’ sign.
However, on contact with Fortitude (with whom, we are pleased to say, we have an ongoing dialogue) we were assured that they were as mystified as we were.
They had instructed agents Christies to seek out a, preferably local, independent brewery that may be interested in taking a lease on the pub once the refurbishment is completed. They certainly did not expect Christies to put up a sign outside the building and have asked that it be removed. Fortitude are currently working on the detailed plans for internal refurbishment. They have appointed an engineer to work with the architect on the new cellar to be excavated which of course has to be done before any of the other building work takes place. Tenders from 3 or 4 local builders are being invited. We will endeavour to keep the village informed with progress.
The ‘Save The Bull’ group
Thank you to all who came along to Huge Farm to the service to celebrate harvest. The next event at Huge Farm is the annual carol service which will be held this year on Christmas Eve at 4pm. Put it in your diary as this is always well attended and a great way to meet friends, neighbours and begin the Christmas celebrations.
The Bull Public House – Update 1st September 2011
The plans for The Bull come before the planning committee at Chiltern District Council on Thursday September 8th. The meeting commences at 6.30 p.m. and The Bull is second on the agenda. Following the appeal of the previous plans and the inspector’s comments, the only chance that the owners have of getting these plans passed is if the planning officer and committee can be persuaded that special circumstances now exist to allow such development. So far, local people have shown great support for the plans. The forty letters received by the planning officer have been a tremendous demonstration of this support and hopefully have convinced him of the importance of a viable and thriving pub to the village. The last stage is to persuade the committee that a special case has been made and to this end, our spokesman will be allowed to address the meeting on behalf of the village and the owners. It is also important that the committee do not insist on imposing any conditions that may make the development impractical for the owners who will not invest the necessary funds if they consider that these conditions could affect the viability of the business. What we need now is to present to the committee a strong show of support for our speaker and therefore, we need YOUR HELP once again. All we need is a good show of support. If you are free, please attend the meeting at the council offices at King George Vth. road in Amersham. Please contact us if you can offer or would like to share transport.
Former World Heavyweight Champion Frank Bruno MBE was the celebrity guest at this year’s Bellingdon & Asheridge Village Fete. Frank opened the Fete at 1 o’clock on Saturday 25th June 2011 at the Bellingdon & Asheridge Village Hall, accompanied by Nick Rose, Chair of Chiltern Council. Click here for more information about the fete.
Bellingdon and Asheridge Village Hall Playground
The Bellingdon and Asheridge Village Hall Playground is now completed which is fantastic news for our community. However, please note that there is still a small area that is out of bounds as it needs to stabilise before being used.
The playground is open during daylight hours when the gates to the village hall are open.
Bellingdon And Asheridge Community Playground
Great news, the planning application for the Community Playground has now been approved.
To see a plan of the playground then click here
Now that the consent has been granted we will once again need to have your help and support. We will need volunteers to help with the playground build, be it painting, planting or making teas. We will also need more money. The grant will cover a large chunk of the build but we will still need more money to add the finishing touches. If you would like to sponsor a piece of equipment and have it dedicated to your family or company then we would like to hear from you.
Please get in touch if you would like more information about how to get involved or how to donate money, email email@example.com