Summer Newsletter 2016

Dear CHAPS member,

We have a busy summer ahead of us with several dates for your diaries.

The Churt Village Fete is on Saturday 11 June where CHAPS will have a plant stall. Any donations of plants for sale can be delivered to Sue Styles at Ambleside on Old Kiln Close in advance or straight to the stall after 12 noon on the day itself.

On Wednesday 15 June we have our afternoon visit to Vann Garden, Hambledon, Godalming, Surrey GU8 4EF. The visit starts at 3pm with a talk arranged for especially for CHAPS. The cost of the visit is £7. It will take between 30 and 40 minutes to drive there from Churt. If you would like to come and have not yet signed up please let Sandra Probert know by E mailing her on We need to let Vann Garden know the numbers and send payment in advance. Therefore we need to know numbers and have the £7 entrance fee by Friday 27 May. Payment can be made to any CHAPS committee member. Information on the garden can be found at

On Saturday 9 July we have the CHAPS Summer Show. Hopefully the combination of rain and sun we are having will make everyone’s gardens bloom allowing lots of options for entries to the show. As always entries need to be submitted by 8pm on Thursday 9 July. You can do this by using the entry form and posting it in the box at the Village Hall or if you prefer you can submit your entries by E mail to Please include the same details on your E mail as you would on the entry form. Entries must be staged by 10.45 on the Saturday morning and the show opens for viewing at 2pm. As always there will be a raffle, plant stall and home baking with tea or coffee.

Finally, but very importantly, on Friday 5 August (7pm for 7.30pm) we will be holding the CHAPS Garden Party at Quinettes. Tickets will be £12.50 and can be obtained from Sarah Bourne or any committee member. Tickets will also be available at the CHAPS stall at the Churt Fete and at the Summer Show. As always there will be a home cooked two course meal with a glass of wine. There will also be a quiz and raffle.

We have been contacted by Claudia Malitzki-Hastie who has recently moved to Churt and would like to have an allotment. As you may be aware there are no allotments in Churt at the moment but the council are obliged to provide them if there is sufficient interest. If you would be interested in an allotment, please contact Claudia on 01428 714576 or by email at and she will take the matter forward.

As you know CHAPS are hosting the Close Brooks Cup at the Autumn Show. If you would be willing to donate any fruit, vegetables or flowers to the CHAPS entry please contact Sandra Probert. In the week before the show you will be contacted to see what you have available and a selection will be made from the range available to make as good an entry as possible.

I look forward to seeing you at some or all of these events and I hope your garden is growing well.

Maggie Wright, Chairman