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How to Lose POUNDS and Gain POINTS
On Friday 12th September, the Police were in the village and 29 out of 79 drivers discovered that this is the possible reward for driving through Great Chishill at more than 35 miles an hour. One of them was determined to achieve both results and maybe more, by doing 50mph.
Cambridgeshire Police WILL be back with more rewards soon - you have been warned!

Click here to see newsletterMany thanks from the Youth Club to everyone who came along to the village fete in July, this is a significant fundraiser for the club to keep it going financially.
Youth Club continues to go from strength to strength and reached a record of over 30 young people at recent club nights! Fantastic! The growth in numbers is brilliant but it does mean we now need an extra adult to help out and give a little support to the Youth Workers Dan and Fred. Club runs three Tuesday nights a month, so if you feel you could volunteer for just 2 hours once a month we would REALLY love to hear from you as your time would be so very valued in keeping youth club running.
To find out more please contact Emily 836257.
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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 0330 223 0326

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.
A Streetcar Named Desire 15 PLAY broadcast
from the Young Vic by NT Live
20th, 21st 7.20pm
Lilting 15 22nd 8pm
Shhh at the Movies 15 26th 7.30pm
Planes: Fire & Rescue U 27th, 4th, 5th Oct 3pm
A Promise 12A 27th 8pm
Billy Elliot: The Musical 12A
Musical broadcast LIVE
from Victoria Palace Theatre
28th 1.45pm, 6.45pm
sWakolda 12A 29th 8pm
Stephen Fry Live: More Fool Me 12A
Live from the Royal Festival Hall
1st Oct 7.15pm
The Inbetweeners 2 15 3rd 8pm
Lucy 15 4th 8pm
Night Will Fall 15 5th 8pm
sTwo Days, One Night
(Deux jours, une nuit)
15 6th 8pm
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.

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
Peter Moore in Recital
A Young Artist Coffee Concert featuring the astonishing trombonist Peter Moore, the youngest ever Co-principal of the LSO
Sun 5th October
The Brodsky Quartet
The Brodsky Quartet performs Schubert’s Death and the Maiden alongside works by Shostakovich and Stravinsky
Fri 10th October
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.

EARTH TO ECHO PG Sat 20th 3pm
TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT 15 Fri 3rd 7.30pm
LUCY 15 Sat 4th 7.30pm
WHAT IF 15 Sat 11th 7.30pm
Complete Diary available here

Bin Collections
Fridays unless noted below
26/09/14:Black Bin
03/10/14:Green & Blue Bins
10/10/14: Black Bin
17/10/14:Green & Blue Bins

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

Great Chishill Family Harvest Supper Featuring The Elderly Brothers Friday 10th October
7.30pm at Great Chishill Village Hall. Fish and Chip Supper/Bring your own drink
Tickets £10 Adults/£5 Children
Contact the Church Office 837272 or Judy Saunders 838571

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, August was dry apart from 2 very wet spells.

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 21st September

9am Elmdon
10.00am Chrishall
6pm Hamlet

Sunday 28th September

9am Strethall
10.40am Elmdon

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 28th 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
10th October
14th November

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