MOGGERHANGER & CHALTON VILLAGE
WELCOME to the Moggerhanger and Chalton Village website. Here you will find lots to interest you about Moggerhanger and Chalton. We will regularly publish details about what’s happening and how to join in.
Do you have anything you would like included on this website? Photos, images and stories about old and recent Moggerhanger village events are always welcome. Please contact the webmaster using the contact page on the above menu tab – thanks.
MOGGERHANGER PARISH COUNCIL
As Clerk To Moggerhanger Parish Council , earlier in the year I wrote an article in the Village Magazine about the Council and its responsibilities to the village.
At the same time with the elections for Central Beds Council and the Parish Council being held in May, I suggested residents in the village who had an interest in the village should seek election to the Parish Council.
Unfortunately the outcome of the election, due to lack of numbers the council had only four members for the new council. The councillors were officially sworn in to serve on the Parish Council.. During this year those few members have dealt with a number of planning applications including the proposals for the land to the South of Bedford Road , when a great deal of research into previous applications for development along the A603 was done by a member of the council, overseeing the care of the Playing field and play area which have to be maintained, and the land and pond in St John’s Road , these are only an illustration of some of the responsibilities of the council.
Sadly at the November meeting the Chairman resigned leaving the council with only three members. Once again I now find myself asking any resident who is interested in their village and community to consider becoming a member of the council you only have to contact me for details .The sad situation is the council will be unable to carry out its legal responsibilities , hold their meetings unless the three councillors are in attendance, leaving it in a serious position. As the Clerk I am, possibly pleading for one or more residents to consider, applying to join as there are seven vacancies on the council to bring it up to full strength. Please give my request some thought.
I can be contacted on 01234 838454 , email firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY
8pm start through to early hours of 2020 at the Village Hall
Bring all the family and enjoy music, good company, celebrations and fun. Please bring a plate of sharing food.
Tickets £5 contact Ken Ebbage email@example.com or 07930 443662
FOLK NIGHT 1st WEDNESDAY each month. Next date 5th February.
Each month we enjoy an excellent attendance. Every player has the chance to play two or three numbers and the evening usually opens and finishes with some rousing songs.
Now we look forward to welcoming you all to the next Folk Night. Doors open at Moggerhanger Village Hall as usual at 7 pm and music starts about 8 pm. You have the chance to come early, get yourself a drink and chat to friends. So please come along—all are welcome to sing, play, listen—or all three. Entrance is free and there will be a raffle.
As always we’re ready to get the show on the road along with our regular team of volunteers who help set up the room, run the raffle and serve behind the bar. It’s all systems go for another good evening.
Pictures from recent Folk Nights can be found on the Events pages of the village hall website or in the archive:
MEETING PLACE AT ST JOHN’S CHURCH
Coral’s Afternoon Teas: 2020 now every 3 months. Next one:- Thursday 19th March in the church. From 2:30 to 4:00pm. Come and make friends, enjoy tea or coffee and some wonderful home made cakes. Open to all. A small cost of £2.50 per person. Proceeds go equally to church upkeep funds and to St John’s Hospice.
Lunch Club: Please contact Ali Cross 640647 to book your place at the next one.
Coffee Morning: 7th January from 10:30 in the church. All are welcome.
MOGGERHANGER SONGS OF PRAISE
Sunday 19th January at 6:30
MUMS AND DADS COFFEE BREAK – Every Wednesday except school holidays (9.00-10.00 and later in the church). We look forward to seeing you there. Bring your little ones with you, toys are available – the group is open also to Mums and Dads who haven’t yet got any children at school.
KNIT AND NATTER – The group meets on the 4th Tuesday each month; next meeting will be on 28th January from 10:00 in the church. If you would like information on current projects, please call Jane on 641501.
KEEP FIT Is going very well and is very beneficial to those who attend regularly. Get fit, stay motivated, make friends and have fun. Every Friday morning at 9-30 to 10-30 in the Village Hall. Just £5 per person. More information from Tony and Judith Mooney 640124.
GARDENING CLUB – AGM plus a lively quiz 19th February at 23 Park Close. New members or non-members welcome. Contact Sue Fincham 01767 641329
WALKING GROUP – This group has proved to be very successful and caters for most abilities from brisk walking to a leisurely stroll. Next walk: 2nd January start 10:00am from the church. All welcome.
Please see the village magazine for more details or contact Linda or Alan 640798; firstname.lastname@example.org
COUNCILLOR SURGERIES IN MOGGERHANGER
Next surgery TBA
Frank Firth, our elected Councillor holds regular surgeries in the playing field Pavilion for parishioners to come and chat, ask questions or just pass on their village concerns. These are held on the second Saturday each month. Just turn up at the door for a chat.
A big thank-you to Linda Heath who has taken on the role of editor from the January 2019 issue. The magazine has a bright attractive new look and some special issues will be colour editions. All information is easy to find and read.
Linda can be contacted at email@example.com or via the contact page of this website.
If you don’t already have this magazine delivered to your home, it’s well worth the small nominal cost. Contact Sue Fincham 641329 to get on the circulation list.
The Webmaster is Roger Smith who can be contacted via the “Contact” page on this website. Please also use this for anything you want to forward for possible inclusion on the web pages, or suggest improvements or advise of any errors, etc.
My apology for the recent period when the site has not been updated as frequently as normal.
A new site format and web address was completed on 17th December 2015. All material, updates, links, etc., are now available on this new website and domain. The old domain name is no longer in use so please change any references you may have to this new address: moggerhanger.uk/village/
Tony Mooney, the first Webmaster, put much time and effort into developing and running the original website. Thank you Tony for all your work in setting up the original site, obtaining and collating a large amount of material, maintaining the old site over the first 3 years, and ensuring a smooth changeover.