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If you have an event coming up, or there is something that you want to tell the whole village about, just email me the details and I'll put it on the site.
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The future of household recycling - have your say
Cambridgeshire County Council is looking at the future of its dumps. As part of this they are running a public consultation via an online questionaire.
'This online consultation focuses on residents’ current use of the service and their thoughts on the options being considered - which range from closing sites; transferring them to charitable or voluntary organisations; reduction in hours and days of operation across all sites; charging for certain DIY waste streams; and limiting the use of sites to larger vehicles to deter trade waste use.'
To express your views, go to The Household Recycling Service Review

Fed up with poor Broadband Speed?

If you can see the mast at Barkway from your house then for as little as £12.50 per month you can have broadband thats probably about 8 times faster than you can get with BT in the Chishills area! If you would like to know more, give Buzcom a call on 0845 2694802

Do you sing in the shower?
Royston Choral Society was founded in 1974 and has several members in our villages, but is always looking for new members.
So, if you sing in the shower, hum along to music in the car, have to restrain yourself from singing aloud to your iPod on the train or admire the new singers in Gareth Malone’s choirs, then you will be welcome at the society's next Open Rehearsal on Tuesday 9th September at 8.00pm at Royston Parish Church.
RCS understands that many potential singers are put off by the thought of auditions so they invite new singers to go along for up to 3 weeks, starting with the open rehearsal, free of charge, to see how they get on. You will not be asked to sing on your own. If you choose to stay, termly fees are reasonable and include music hire.
RCS sings a wide range of music from Bach to the Beach Boys, classical works with orchestra and soloists to mixed programmes in local villages.
www.roystonchoralsoc.org.uk for more information.

Village Hall Bookings
Click here to see the diary It is now possible to have a look at the Village Hall diary. Simply click on the picture of the calendar to see it. (the diary will open in its own window).
If you would like to make a booking, please telephone Janet Crouch on 838301.

Saffron Screen
Saffron Screen is your not-for-profit independent community cinema based within Saffron Walden County High School. The professional auditorium boasts a full size screen, 200 cinema seats, Dolby Digital surround sound and both 35mm and digital projection equipment. Ticket and refreshment prices are kept low to benefit all and parking is free.
sIn Bloom
(Grzeli nateli dgeebi)
15 1st Sept 8pm
The Two Gentlemen of Verona 12A PLAY broadcast LIVE from the RSC
in Stratford-upon-Avon
3rd 6.50pm
Medea 12A PLAY broadcast LIVE
from the National Theatre
4th 6.50pm
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 12A 5th 8pm
Believe PG 6th, 7th 3pm
Boyhood 15 6th, 7th 7.45pm
Cycling with Molière
(Alceste à bicyclette)
15 8th 8pm
Hermitage Revealed U Tour of The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg 9th 7.30pm
Guardians of the Galaxy 12A 12th 8pm
20th, 21st 3pm
Earth to Echo PG 13th 3pm
14th 2pm
Love Aaj Kal 12A 13th 7.30pm
A Night in the Cinema in 1914 U 14th 5pm, 8pm
Finding Vivian Maier 12A 15th 8pm
20,000 Days on Earth
+ live event
15 17th 7pm
s Subtitled
27th - SOLD OUT
B Baby friendly - Bring your baby (under 12 months) for a trip to the cinema without worrying about babysitters. There will be changing mats and a comfortable environment for new parents – and a certain amount of noise can be expected!

For full details see website www.saffronscreen.com

Saffron Hall

Saffron Hall is an exciting new venture set up in the grounds of Saffron Walden County High School. The vision is to inspire through music and the arts. An impressive opening season programme includes performances by the school's own ensembles and a host of well known British artists with international reputations.
Exceptional adjustable acoustics. Ample FREE parking.

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Wagner’s comedy romance is given a concert performance with a cast of soloists from opera houses at home and abroad.
Sun 14th September
London Philharmonic Orchestra
The LPO under Vladimir Jurowski are joined by tenor Ian Bostridge for the opening concert of the 2014-15 season.
Sun 21st September
Maxim Vengerov in Recital
In a rare visit to the region, superstar virtuoso Maxim Vengerov offers a brilliantly varied recital on his Stradivarius violin.
Sun 27th September
SWCHS Event = School performers
www.saffronhall.com Box office 0845 548 7650

Royston Cinema

The Royston Picture Palace is a community cinema run by the people of Royston and surrounding villages. Although staffed by volunteers, the audience will experience state-of-the-art digital projection onto a 7m screen supported by a 17 speaker digital sound system. The cinema is located in Royston Town Hall, which has undergone a complete refurbishment in preparation for its new role in the community.
Currently films are shown on Fridays and Saturdays.

CHINESE PUZZLE 15 Fri 5th Sept 7.30pm
BEGIN AGAIN 15 Fri 12th 7.30pm
A PROMISE 12A Sat 13th 3pm
JOE 15 Sat 13th 7.30pm
MRS BROWN'S BOYS D'MOVIE 15 Fri 19th 7.30pm
EARTH TO ECHO PG Sat 20th 3pm
Complete Diary available here

Bin Collections
Fridays unless noted below
05/09/14:Green & Blue Bins
12/09/14: Black Bin
19/09/14:Green & Blue Bins
26/09/14:Black Bin

Using the Caddy
Please note that the caddy should be used whenever possible for paper - including newspapers and magazines, telephone directories, catalogues, envelopes, shredded paper and junk mail.
In the last 12 months there has been a 9% drop in the amount collected in the caddies compared with the previous year - that is £100,000 lost that could have been used to fund SCDC services!
Check what goes in each bin

Thriplow Dump

Gravel Pit Hill, Thriplow, Cambridgeshire SG8 7HZ
Tel: (01223) 839001
Opening hours:
8am to 5pm Every day including Bank Holidays, 1st April to 30th September
Click on this picture to view itSeptember 2014 Chishills Newsletter now available to view or download
If you have trouble downloading or viewing the newsletter it may be because you do not have the latest version of Adobe Reader.
Back numbers of Newsletters here

Church Report Not Good News
The church had its 5 yearly architech's inspection last August and at an open meeting in St Swithun's church on 30th June the full extent of his report was revealed.
For hundreds of years the church has stood as a local landmark and the centre of the community. It has withstood attacks upon it by Oliver Cromwell, a devastating village fire and the collapse of its tower, but now it is falling into disrepair due to the ravages of time. The architect's report calculates that around £200,000 needs to be spent on it in the next 5 years.
Your can see the presentation and how you can help by clicking here.

Forthcoming events

Macmillan Worlds Biggest Coffee morning at Crowley Barn, Chrishall on 26th September
There will be coffee, cakes, raffle and a bring and buy. Everyone very welcome!

Wine Circle Friday 26th September Hosted by Sarah and Neil Heywood

Parish Walk Strethall to Little Chishill
Saturday 11th October. Details to follow

Get your event listed here by emailing webmaster@greatchishill.org.uk or phone 838311

Wettest Jan and Feb in recent years, March, June and July 'normal', April dry then very wet at the end of May

The graph above show the rainfall for each month last year (blue bars), the average of the last 18 years (red line), and the rain that we have had so far this year (yellow).

Take me to the airport

In June 2007 we set up the 'Airport Club'. This is a 'self help' group in which a user gets a 'free' journey to the airport in return for taking someone else.
When you join the group you are allocated 6 points. Every time you take someone to the airport (Stansted or Luton) you get a point and everytime you are taken you lose a point. Phil Maynard is the point of contact - email him with your requirements and he finds someone available. All 'deals' are confidential.
To date, there have been more than 230 requests for transport and only twice has it not been possible to supply. Obviously, the more people who are in the group the easier it is to satisfy all needs, so if you think that you would like to join, email Phil - pm@maynardprojects.co.uk - for more details.

Village Email Directory

We have set up a village email and telephone directory which now has quite a few entries on it.
Access to this directory is limited to those people who supply their own details. Access is via a username and password, issued after you have supplied your details.
Click here to register your details.
If you have registered you can go to the directory here If you have forgotten your password or would like to change it, email webmaster@greatchishill.org.uk

Parish Church Services

Sunday 7th September

9am Little Chishill
10.40am Chrishall Village Hall
4pm Hamlet

Other Parish activities, news etc.available here

St Swithun's Church,
Great Chishill

St Nicholas,
Little Chishill

United Reformed Church

Services at 9.30 on 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month
next service 14th September
Read about more than 300 years of 'Non Conformist' worship in Great Chishill

To find out about the history of our villages read an extract from 'A tale of two villages' by the late Lorna Prior together with the Doomsday Book entry.

Mobile Library Dates
Heydon Road opposite the bus stop 13.25-14.05
12th September
10th October

Melbourn Library Opening Times
Monday 2.30 to 4.30
Tuesday 2.30 to 4.30
Wednesday 2.30 to 4.30
Thursday 5.00 to 7.00
Friday 2.30 to 4.30
Saturday 10.00 to 12.00

Fancy a Walk?
Circular Walks from Great Chishill 13.3Km
or, if you want to go further afield, Walking in Essex More than 50 FREE walks to download, details of all the books, maps and walking groups in the county.

Barley Shop Opening Times

Normal opening hours
Note: The Post Office is now open at all times when the shop is open (except Sunday)
Mon to Fri 7am to 7pm
Sat and Sun 7am to 2pm
Tel 848288
More about Barley Shop here