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Just over 3 weeks to go!

To avoid the queues on Show day, why not purchase your tickets in advance?

Advance tickets are currently on sale in the village shops but in addition, we will be All Dressed Up on the Green on Saturday 24th August (and also on the 31st) from 9.00am until lunchtime providing another opportunity for you to obtain your Show tickets in advance. Adults £3.00 (£5 on Show day), Seniors and Juniors (5-17) £2.00 in advance and on Show day, under 5’s free.

This means that you also have less than
3 weeks left to enter the competitions!

This year there are 246 competitions open to both adults and juniors. You can browse the list of competition classes on the Competitions page of the CSG Show website ( where you can also submit your entries online.

In addition to the usual horticultural, arts and crafts classes, we have several competitions designed around this year’s theme of Stage and Screen, especially those in the Junior Division.

Last year the poor weather resulted in a much lower number of entries than usual in the horticultural classes. We are therefore urging you to make a special effort to get out your gardening gloves and produce a prize exhibit for one of this year’s gardening divisions: Fruit & Vegetables, Flowers & Plants, Adult Beginners or Junior Gardening.

The competitions entry system is now open and will close seven days before the Show. We ask everyone to apply online, although we still accept paper entries (forms available online or in the 2013 Show brochure which is available now and can be obtained from any of the Show agents).

If you submit your competition entries online today, you can go back and change your mind right up to the closing date, which is Midnight on Saturday, August 31st.

We are always keen to hear feedback about the competitions system and any suggestions you may have to improve our service.

For further information about any of the competitions, please contact:

Eleanor O’Connor – CSG Show Competitions Manager / 01494 875646

And finally ….

With the show fast approaching we are putting a call out for Marshals to help out on Show day so, if you would like to be involved and have a few hours to spare on the 7th, please email


The Residents's Association will once again have a bookstall at the village show selling second hand books. As the proceeds pay for the medical team present at the show it is important that proceeds are maximised. No medics - no show ! So please look out as many good quality books as you can to donate - we all have far too many books and this is a good opportunity to clear your shelves.

Please contact Philip Lea-Wilson on 872723 ( or 07802 853645 ) to arrange delivery or collection.

The Friends of Chalfont St Giles Community Library Literary Group

There are still a few seats left for this outing. If you are interested, please contact the Community Library (01494 874732) as soon as possible to book your place.

Forthcoming Event:

Tuesday 10 September: Visit to Royal Holloway College, Egham. The visit will include guided tours of the college and its world-famous art gallery of Victorian paintings plus lunch. Royal Holloway College was founded by the philanthropist Thomas Holloway as a college for women only in 1879 and has been described as the most ebullient Victorian building in the Home Counties. It is now part of the University of London.

A coach will leave the village green at 9.00 am returning at about 4.00 pm. The cost for the visit will be £30.00 which includes coach, two guided tours and a sandwich lunch.

For booking reasons we need to know numbers so please enter your name, telephone number, and number of tickets required to the list in the library and submit cash or cheques (payable to ‘Friends of Chalfont St Giles Community Library’). Cheques will not be cashed until two days before the trip.

Eco Taxi - Low Cost, Low Carbon, Eco-friendly Travel That Doesn't Cost The Earth

Eco Taxi is a new local taxi service. Using hybrid electric and biodiesel vehicles, they offer a greener and cheaper alternative. Hybrid vehicles achieve 70 miles per gallon and biodiesel only costs 25p per litre so running costs are low. Considerable savings can be passed on to customers. For example, Heathrow drop-off or pick-up from Beaconsfield will only cost £25. You can get an instant price check and book a car through the iPhone and Android phone apps or the online booking system at Visit the website to download Apps and check the current rates. Alternatively phone 01494 853060 or 01753 208168.

Eco Taxis are cheaper and greener than traditional taxi firms.
Try them. Save money and save the planet!

Theft of Number Plates - Chalfont St Giles

Between 2nd August and 8th August 2013, two vehicles in School Lane, Chalfont St Giles each had one number plate stolen.

If you saw anything suspicious in the area around this time or have any information please contact the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101 and quote reference GA4303191/13.


Attempted Burglary Appeal - Seer Green

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after an attempted burglary which occurred on Chalfont Road in Seer Green (between numbers 45-55).

Between 3.00pm and 3.30pm on Friday 9th August 2013, offenders attempted to gain entry to a property by forcing entry through the front door. We are particularly keen to hear from anybody who saw any suspicious vehicles or persons prior to this incident.

If you have any information please contact PC Smith 6625 from Amersham police station via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101 Reference:1394 - 09/08/13.

Please ensure that you call us on 101 with any usual activity. No call is a bad call!

If you have any information in relation to this message, please contact us via the 24-hour non-emergency number 101. To find out more about Thames Valley Police in your area - please go to our website.

If you have information about crime but do not want to speak to the police, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Crimestoppers is an independent charity working to fight crime.

Chalfont St Giles Visitor Information Centre

We are looking for new volunteers to join the team which staffs the Information Centre located in the CSG Community Library in the village centre, as the Library is now open for an extra morning a week, and also because of the planned extension to the Library building.

Do you have time to spare during the daytime once or twice a month? (normally a morning or an afternoon).

Do you like meeting members of the public and assisting them with information about the village and its surroundings?

Do you want to support one of Chalfont St Giles most useful community facilities?

Duties include:

Answering visitors’ enquiries (by phone and personally)
Ensuring that information leaflets and documents are kept up-to-date
Helping the Librarian by putting books back on the shelves

We are a friendly team, all ages are welcome, and full training will be given. Computer skills are not necessary.

However, if you do have computer skills, then you may wish to be trained on the Library computer system, so that you can also help out the librarian when he or she is very busy, but this is NOT obligatory.

If you are interested in helping out, we would love to hear from you, so please contact:-

Win Foxton on 01494 873966 or Andy Davies on 01494 874899.

Romans Invade Chiltern Open Air Museum

On the weekend 17th and 18th August, visitors to Chiltern Open Air Museum in Chalfont-St-Peter can take a trip back in time to Roman Britain in the 1st century AD. Visitors can learn about the contrasting cultures of the Celts and Romans and their settlements around military forts.

The Iron Age Roundhouse, which is based on archaeological evidence from the Chilterns, has recently been re-roofed and has undergone careful restoration work. Director Sue Shave said, “The Buildings Volunteer team have done a fantastic job of restoring the Roundhouse building, and it will be great for visitors to explore it during the Romans and Britons event, when it will be brought to life by costumed interpreters.”

Displays will be run throughout the day, with an arms and armour demonstration at 12.30pm, a fashion show at 2pm and the final combat display of Romans vs Britons at 3.30pm.

A reader writes...................


Next year is 100 years since the start of the First World War. I though it would be a good idea to remember the boys who lost their lives for our freedom by scattering red field poppy seeds In every possible spare place in the village. I have already bought mine from Yaldens in the village, and intend to do just that. They cost £2.45 for approx 2800 seeds. Llet's show our boys we care during this 100th years of remembrance.

News from Seer Green and Jordans

(If you have any Seer Green and Jordans news please send it to

Double Century for Seer Green Cricketer

Lewis Payne, who lives in Seer Green, is a regular number 11 for Jordans Taverners Cricketers. He joined the club as a promising 14-year-old pace bowler, but 10 years on, it is his batting – in particular two unbeaten centuries - that has helped his club to victory. His first century was in the match against Old Leightonians – a fixture that Jordans Taverners hadn’t won in 15 years – and his second in a recent match against The Lee.

Lewis has since been head-hunted by clubs playing at a higher level but has turned these opportunities down, preferring the ‘relaxed but competitive’ atmosphere of Jordans Taverners.

‘I’m a bricklayer by trade, and that puts a lot of pressure on my time,’ says Lewis, ‘but if I was approached by a top-class club side, I would have to think about it very carefully.’

For more details of Jordans Taverners, go to

Services at Holy Trinity

Sunday, August 18

8.00 a.m. Holy Communion
10.00 a.m. Family Communion (toys available in the vestry)
6.00 p.m. Evening Prayer

Services at The Baptist Church

Sunday, August 18

10.30 a.m. Morning Worship

Services in the Parish Church

Sunday 18th August

We are back to normal this week with three services on Sunday and the first service at 8am is 1662 Holy Communion with Rev Wendy Graham.
Wendy is also with us for the 10am service of Holy Communion.
At 6.30pm Kathleen Martin will lead a service of Evensong.

Again, it is with regret that next Sunday, 25th August there will not be an evening service at 6.30pm.

Deanway United Church

Sunday 18th August

11.00am Morning Worship led by Mrs Pam Sitford.

Infant of Prague Catholic Church Service

There will be no Masses at Chalfont St Giles until Saturday 7th September when the usual 5pm Vigil Mass will resume.

The Rock Church

Sundays: Morning service, 10:30am until 12:15pm in the Memorial Hall, School Lane.

Tuesdays: Community coffee morning (except 1st Tuesday of the month), 10:30am-2pm in the Reading Room, High Street.
House Group Bible Study, 8pm - please contact for location.

Thursdays: B&B - Bible and Beer night, from 8 pm in the Feathers, on the High Street.

Please contact Rev Ian Thorpe on 01494 870770 or email via our web site at

Jordans Quaker Meeting, Welders Lane, Jordans, HP9 2SN

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

Every 3rd Sunday of the month: Fairtrade products on sale at 11.30am.

Enquiries: 01494 876594.

Small Ads - sell your unwanted items here - for free.
(£5 charge for photos)

For sale

Red Toddler Balance Bike £15 ono (excellent condition) (rrp£40).

Red and blue B'twin Run Ride balance bike (i.e. no pedals) excellent hardly used condition. Suitable for ages 2 to 4.

High Chair - Chicco Polly Double Phase £17 ono (rrp£100).

A Chicco used high chair, which comes with instruction manual.

(Suitable from 6 months - 3 yrs, 2 phases - outer padded jacket which can be removed to leave the second phase seat cushion. 7 seat height, 3 recline positions, adjustable leg rest, wheels (with brakes) and 3-position activity tray features a removable food tray so easy to clean.)

Please text Jane on xxxxxxxxx or email xxxxxxxx if interested or if you want photos of the above.

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This email newsletter is distributed weekly to about three quarters of the households of Chalfont St Giles and many others in surrounding villages. But that means there's plenty of locals who DON'T get it so why not help this useful community project by forwarding this to all your friends and neighbours who can then subscribe themselves by visiting

Material for inclusion may be sent to The Editor is also extremely grateful to Marion Scourfield for the material gathered covering Seer Green and Jordans.

Finally don't forget to visit the Chalfont St Giles village website at to discover everything you could possibly want to know about the village (past and present) - now covering Seer Green and Jordans too!

This newsletter is supported by a generous grant from Rosebank Wealth Management.


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