Chalgrave News Issue 77 – Winter 2023

Issue 77, Winter 2023

CLICK HERE to view the Winter 2023 issue of the Chalgrave News (Issue 77). A back catalogue of previous Chalgrave news issues is also available to view.

There was certainly a lot going on in Tebworth and Wingfield over Christmas and New Year.


The WI had a lively night at Tilsworth Golf Club and an afternoon tea at Woburn Coffee House plus a wreath making workshop too. The Church was decorated for Christmas and looks striking on our front cover against a backdrop of snow. Emma Grey took some wonderful pictures of Chalgrave set in a pure white landscape and framed by brilliant blue skies. See page 32. The pictures really remind us how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful part of the country. Thank you to all the others who sent in photos and sorry we couldn’t include them all. The Senior Citizens Christmas party in Toddington was very well attended and quite a few Chalgrave residents took up the invitation to go along and Chalgrave Sports Club got January off to a healthy start with their walk-a-mile-a-day challenge. Now our thoughts are turning to spring and the year ahead. John writes about how the cold weather is affecting our gardens and Jan poses quite an interesting question about what you might find in the local hedgerows.


2023 will be a special year with celebrations for the King’s Coronation in May. There will no doubt be plenty of local celebrations and the Memorial Hall will have a royal-themed Chalgrave Games on King Charles’s birthday on Saturday 17th June. Save the date. Aside from the celebrations, we have to acknowledge that these are still difficult times for many and, in this issue, Phil Parry talks about how the parish council is supporting a local food bank. We also have a budgeted meal plan with recipes that might be helpful if you’re keeping an eye on the pennies right now.


There is an article about solar farms and the impact they are having on our landscape as more and more of them are granted planning permission in Bedfordshire. It’s an opinion piece. You may have a different opinion and, if you do, it would be great to hear from you.  Perhaps you could write an article for the next edition.


Here’s wishing all our readers a very Happy and healthy New Year. We love bringing the Chalgrave News together for you.


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