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Chalfont St Giles Village has won the Tindall Cup in the Best Kept Village Competition 2019.

To say ‘thank you’ to everyone who helped to win this accolade, the Parish Council will be hosting a band on the village green from 12noon to 3pm on Saturday 14 September.

The band will play three sets of music. The first will end at approx. 1pm when the Tindall Cup will be presented to the Chairman of the Parish Council, Councillor Gordon Patrick by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire, Sir Henry Aubrey Fletcher.

There will then be two further music sets between 1pm and 3pm.

This is a free event and all are welcome. There will be some chairs on the village green so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy the music in this beautiful village.


Housing Development off High View and

Paradigm Design Workshop update

Paradigm would like to thank those who attended its Workshop on Saturday 20th July, when it introduced how it would be exploring proposals for Land Off High View in Chalfont St Giles. Following feedback from the event, Paradigm has also taken the decision to extend the deadline for responses to its Housing Needs Survey until Monday 2nd September. Paradigm has written to all addresses in the Parish to notify them of this, and has also included responses to a number of questions raised at the Workshop.

If you did not receive the postal notification you can read it here

The survey deadline has been extended to 2nd September and it has apparently been modified to reduce the number of mandatory responses. You can access it here www.chalfontstgileshousingsurvey2019.co.uk



14th August. Michael Hodges is a metal detectorist who will be giving a talk entitled "History beneath my feet"
If members have any old or unusual coins Michael will be happy to look at them and share his experise with us.
Meetings are held in Chalfont St Peter Community Centre and start promptly at 2pm. 


You’ve got to pick a pocket or two…

On the 17 – 18 August authentic Victorian characters will be bringing to life the less savoury aspects of Victorian history in this fun family-friendly event at Chiltern Open Air Museum. Look out for shady characters including the rat catcher and his rats; street urchins; doctor, rogues and vagabonds.

‘The Ragged Victorians’ are an award-winning living history group re-enacting the lower classes of Victorian England, providing an authentic and entertaining impression of what life was like for the majority of the population.

This is a great fun and educational day out for the family: pack a picnic or treat yourself to some food in the cafe and indulge in a bit of history, but watch out for pickpockets! www.coam.org.uk




Help us understand the impact of cybercrime and be in with a chance to win £50 worth of M&S vouchers

Neighbourhood Watch has today launched a landmark new survey to understand the impact of cybercrime on communities across England and Wales.
 
Traditionally Neighbourhood Watch has been focused on keeping people safe in the places they live but with the advent of new technology, it’s clear people can be at their most vulnerable when they occupy online spaces.
 
Action Fraud, the national fraud and cybercrime reporting centre run by the City of London Police, revealed that last year cybercrime victims lost £28m to online criminals. It reports more than 12,000 cases of cybercrime every six months.
 
With the threat from online criminals only ever increasing, it is essential we understand the impact this type of crime has on members as well as their understanding and perception of cybercrime.
 
The survey, designed in conjunction with cybersecurity company Avast, takes just 10 minutes to complete and one lucky responder will be in with a chance to win £50 worth of Marks and Spencer vouchers.
 
The survey can be completed via the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/nw_cybercrime

It would be great if you could share the survey with other Neighbourhood Watch members particularly those who have been victims of cybercrime.

This news story on our website can be shared with friends, family and neighbours or on your social media profiles: https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/landmark-cybercrime-survey-launched/

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Cold Calling

Yesterday I spent most of my shift dealing with the victim of a suspected distraction burglary. A flyer had been posted through the victims door where a tradesman purported he was doing work at one of the neighbours addresses and wanted to know if there was any work that needed doing and that a discount was available for OAP's. During the work one of the tradesmen entered the rear of the address and was found looking around inside. Back at the station I discovered that the same people have been using the same method to get work across the Thames Valley area followed by a number of complaints about them being rogue traders. Please take care when strangers are working on your property and lock your doors.

Cold calling doorstep traders who target the elderly and vulnerable do cause concern. They offer services like roofing, block paving, guttering, painting and gardening. There are, of course, plenty of reputable traders offering a range of services but they can still be a nuisance if they cold call against your wishes.

So who do you contact if you need work carried out. The advice is; recommendations from people you trust or try Buywithconfidence.gov.uk for T/S approved contractors and Check a Trade.com

I have been in touch with Buckinghamshire & Surrey Trading Standards and they have ‘Stop Cold Calling’ sticker packs. The packs include door and window stickers which can be stuck up outside peoples addresses and will act as a deterrent to unwanted callers. There is also an indoor sticker to remind people of where they can report these traders to. 

I have also been working with Chiltern & South Bucks District Councils Community Safety Team in finding a way to beat these people. One scheme that could help the most vulnerable is the "No doorstep selling zones" This is where the street can decide if they want to sign up and a sign will be put off to warn would be traders and Nottingham Knockers away. 

Lets keep the most vulnerable safe - Remember the Op Gauntlet phrase "Pause and Think".

Darren Walsh (Police, Sgt, Amersham)


Full report from last week here.

Competitive rates, free estimates, free courtesy cars, insurance and non fault claims.

Sound financial advice
not high pressure selling.

 

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 News from Seer Green & Jordans

 

Regular Church Notices

Services at The Baptist Church www.lifeinseergreen.org

You are warmly welcomed to join us on Sunday mornings.

Our service is at 10.30am, followed by tea and coffee

Services at Holy Trinity
www.seergreenandjordanscofe.org

Holy Trinity has some regular services, which are the same every week and some services which are different each week or special services and events. Our aim is to provide variety in our service styles.

Every Sunday 8-8.40am: Book of Common Prayer Communion Service. This is a traditional language service which is quiet and reflective. Suits the early risers!

Week commencing Sunday 11

Sunday 8am BCP Holy Communion- traditional language service

10am Holy Communion- Continuing with our Holy Habits sermon series, the theme is ‘Eating Together’.

12.30 Baptism

 

Services in the Parish Church
www.chalfontstgilesparishchurch.com

The Parish Church – our village focus for prayer and worship for over 800 years, with a deep history and rich variety of worship and community life, open to all!

 

 

Sunday Services

  • at 8am: A traditional language, said service of Holy Communion, quiet and reflective
  • at 10am: A contemporary language service of (usually) Holy Communion with sermon, prayers for others and supportive prayer for individuals as well, with music led by our choir (adults and juniors) plus children’s activities (The Ark for Infant and Junior age) Vestry group (for secondary school age) Once monthly All Age Worship- all together for a relaxed and lively time (baptisms often take place as well).
  • at 4pm (once monthly) Messy Church (fun and activities for children and adults – with food!)
  •  or Family @ 4 (more reflective time to engage with all ages present)
  • 6.30pm: A varied pattern of traditional Evensong (and occasional Choral Evensong) and monthly Holy Communion with prayer for healing offered to all, interspersed with the rich worship life from the Celtic and Taize sources. 

Mid week:

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am –9.20am

short said prayers for the community

Wednesday

9.30amNOHoly Communionduring August( a short contemporary language service)

Thursday in school term time

9am – 11am Chatterbox, Parent and toddler group in the Reading Room

11:30am – 3pm Rendezvous Cafe – food and friends! - in the Reading Room

11 August Trinity 8

8am Holy Communion (BCP)

10am All Age Worship with baptism

6:30pm Holy Communion with prayer for healing

Chatterbox and the Rendezvous Cafe are closed for the summer holidays. 

 

 Deanway United Church

Sunday 11th August

11.00am Morning service

Led by Dr Josephine Prior.

 

Jordans Quaker Meeting

www.quakers-chilterns-area.org.uk

Sundays: All welcome at Meeting for Worship held at 10.30am..

Every 2nd Sunday of the month: Tradecraft, Fairtrade products on sale at 11.30am.

Enquiries: 01494 876594

Amersham Spiritualist Centre


We meet on Friday nights at 7:30pm at the Village Hall in White Lion Road, Amersham Common. Directions.
We have a different medium each week who will connect you to your departed loved ones and demonstrate that your spirit never dies. See the What's On page on our web site for details of upcoming mediums.
At the start of the service, we have a brief spiritual healing and meditation session to help you wind-down from your busy week, ready for the weekend.
There is no specific charge for the service or for healing, but we are happy to receive your free-will donations during the service.
We are a friendly group who have been meeting in Amersham for 30 years and we look forward to giving you a warm welcome when you come to see us.
You can follow us on facebook by clicking this link.

Living Word International Church

Deanway Chalfont St. Giles

Sunday service 11am-12.45pm
Friday Service 7.30pm-8.45pm
Everyone welcome.

 

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