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Great Chishill Youth Club
Youth Club meets at the Village Hall on Tuesdays from 7-9pm
If you would like to know more about the club, click on the newsletter picture on the left
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!

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.

Royston Choral Society has several members in our villages, and would like you to come along to their next concert, featuring Mozart's Requiem, on Saturday 15th November at 7.30pm in Royston Parish Church.
This is one of the best loved choral works in the UK – 30th in Classic FM’s listeners’ Hall of Fame and according to music publishers, Choraline, the second most popular piece with choirs this season – after The Messiah.
To complete the programme Royston Choral Society offers Purcell’s Te Deum and Jubilate Deo written for St Cecilia’s Day 1694.
Conducted by David Boarder, and together with orchestra and soloists this promises to be a stirring concert.
Tickets £12 (concessions £9, school students £1) available from choir members and at the door.
Contact Jenny Leitch on 837073 for more information.

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.
Pride 15 24th, 25th, 26th 8pm
25th, 1st Nov 5pm
The Boxtrolls PG 25th 2pm
28th, 2nd Nov 3pm
The Legend of Love 12A BALLET broadcast
26th 3pm
I Due Foscari 12A OPERA broadcast
27th 7.15pm
The Hundred-Foot Journey PG 28th 8pm
Life of Crime 15 29th, 30th 8pm
The King and the Mockingbird U 30th 3pm
1st Nov 2pm
The Little Vampire U 31st 3pm
A Most Wanted Man 15 31st, 1st Nov 8pm
Skylight 15 ENCORE broadcast of PLAY
from Wyndham’s Theatre
2nd 7.20pm
sManuscripts Don’t Burn 15 3rd 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.

Beethoven Piano Trios
An unforgettable evening of Beethoven with three of the world’s finest musicians.
Sat 25th October
Words in Walden
Baroness Shirley Williams discusses the political and literary legacy of her mother Vera Brittain
Thu 30th October
Britten Sinfonia
Thomas Adès is both conductor and pianist in a programme featuring his own extraordinary soundscapes.
Sun 2nd November
SWCHS Michaelmas Concert 2014
A concert celebrating the richness and diversity of the County High’s student ensembles.
Wed 5th November
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.

PRIDE 15 Fri 24th, Sat 25th 7.30pm
THE BOXTROLLS PG Sat 25th 3 .00pm
A MOST WANTED MAN 15 Sat 1st Nov 7.30pm
EFFIE GRAY 12A Fri 7th 7.30pm
BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP 15 Sat 8th 7.30pm
Complete Diary available here

Bin Collections
Fridays unless noted below
31/10/14:Green & Blue Bins
7/11/14: Black Bin
14/11/14:Green & Blue Bins
21/11/14: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
Time to order your heating oil
The Great Chishill oil buying consortium is putting together an order now, so to get the best price for your winter fuel - currently about 47.5p/litre + 5%VAT, phone Nigel Russell on 838986 - NOW!

Click on this picture to view itOctober 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

Wine Circle Friday 31st October Hosted by Margaret and Peter Wynn

Poppy Lunch 2014 Village lunch to raise funds for the Children’s Christmas Party and The Royal British Legion. Saturday 8 November, 12-3pm, at Great Chishill Village Hall.
Delicious homemade lunch and dessert with raffle and cake stall.
Tickets must be purchased in advance Family £15 or Adults £6 Children £3 from Islay 838194 islay@dring.co.uk, Emily 836257 emily.hanson@btinternet.com Or at Chishill Chimps Toddler Group Thurs 10-12 in the village hall.

Pie Competition
Saturday 29th November. Open to Men Only.
£10 per entry. Contact Ned Tozer on 838890.

The King’s Men - A concert to launch an urgent appeal
The choral scholars of King’s College, Cambridge will be performing at St Swithun’s Church, Great Chishill on Sunday 7 December, 7pm.
Tickets £15 available from Judy Saunders 01763 838571 or the church office 01763 837272 or email office@icknieldwayparish.com

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, and September was dry again.

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 26th October

9am Chrishall
10.40 Elmdon

Sunday 2nd November

9am Little Chishill
10.40 Chrishall Village Hall
6pm Chrishall - Bereavement Service. This special service is for anybody who would like to remember a loved one who has died, regardless of how long ago they passed away. It may be particularly helpful to those who have suffered a recent loss. Refreshments will be served in the church afterwards.

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 26th October
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
14th November
12th December

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

Thriplow Dump

Gravel Pit Hill, Thriplow, Cambridgeshire SG8 7HZ
Tel: (01223) 839001
Opening hours:
8am to 4pm Every day including Bank Holidays, 1st October to 31st March

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
Mon to Fri 7am to 7pm
Sat and Sun 7am to 2pm
Note: The Post Office is now open most of the time when the shop is open, the exceptions being closing at 5pm on Wednesday, 1pm on Saturday and closed all day Sunday
Tel 848288
More about Barley Shop here