Spirit of Christ­mas

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

CHAL­FONT Wind Band are pro­vid­ing the mu­sic for an an­nual char­ity con­cert.

Car­ols in the Church­yard is be­ing held at St Peter’s Church, in Chal­font St Peter, from 7.30pm to­day (Thurs­day) in aid of the Maria Tay­lor Fund.

The char­ity was set up in 1824 by Maria Tay­lor, who be­queathed £300 for buy­ing bread, coals and blanks for the vil­lage’s poor peo­ple. Parish coun­cil­lors Ken Adams and Karen Dick­son now dis­trib­ute char­i­ta­ble gifts on be­half of the trust ev­ery Christ­mas.

Mrs Dick­son said: “We have a num­ber of vul­ner­a­ble el­derly res­i­dents in our vil­lage who may not have a lit­tle ex­tra to spend on Christ­mas, and a small treat can go a long way in shar­ing a lit­tle of the Christ­mas spirit most of us take for granted.” A SINK­HOLE that sud­denly ap­peared has been fixed while another is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated.

The hole in Wooster Road, Bea­cons­field, which ap­peared last month, has now been re­paired, ac­cord­ing to Trans­port for Bucks (TfB).

There have been oth­ers: one in Cherry Tree Road and another in Holt­spur Top Lane, which have also been fixed. TfB said it has car­ried out a survey of the drainage sys­tem in Cherry Tree Road and found it is work­ing cor­rectly.

Cracks had also be­gun to ap­pear in the foot­way out­side the house where the sink­hole ap­peared.

Spokesman Dan El­wor­thy said: “Re­pairs are be­ing car­ried out to the de­pres­sion in the foot­way, and fur­ther re­pairs will take place once the hous­ing as­so­ci­a­tion has com­pleted re­pairs within the prop­erty bound­ary.”

Other re­ports of sink­holes in­clude a gar­den in Ger­rards Cross, and a drive in Wal­ters Ash, High Wy­combe – the lat­ter swal­lowed up a car.

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