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Postcode of village centre and Bernard Hall: HP18 0AP
Postcode of Playing Fields Clubhouse: HP18 0AJ
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Update about Jim Hayward from his daughters Carol and Sharon

Jim is in the stroke unit at Wycombe Hospital.  He is still very poorly and his recovery will be a slow process. He is very motivated and is encouraged by all the messages he receives, so our thanks to everyone who sends them. We would like to limit visitors to close friends and family for now and we will continue to give him everyone's warmest wishes.

Thanks for your support and, of course, the support of the village.

Messages for Sally and Jim should be channelled through the Shop, for the time being.

 

Best Kept Village Competition – Cuddington Wins Again!

Cuddington has once again won the Morris Cup for the best kept village in Buckinghamshire with a population of between 500 and 1,500.  The runner-up in this category was Castlethorpe near Milton Keynes.

Our village also has the added honour of being selected for the Savills’ sponsored Community Award.

Competition chairman Richard Pushman commented: “There was a record number of entries this year, standards were high in all the competing villages and I congratulate all our winners and runners-up.

“The judges were very impressed with the general upkeep and absence of litter.  Almost all the entries displayed much evidence of good community spirit with numerous activities and community enterprise.  Cuddington is a worthy winner of the Community Award.  In particular, the Cuddington Picture House, run by volunteers, is an ambitious community project which has been a great success.  Oving too deserves congratulations.  Although not a Best Kept Village winner, Oving’s new village hall has been a tremendous achievement for the village.”

Locally, Haddenham won the Pushman Cup which is awarded to large villages with a population of over 3,000.

The judges look for well kept open spaces, community facilities and evidence of community involvement.

News about Jim Hayward

Many people will know that Jim Hayward was taken ill overnight Friday/ Saturday, having suffered a stroke.  He was taken into Stoke Mandeville Hospital and subsequently transferred to John Radcliffe Hospital.  Currently, he is ‘poorly but stable’.  Unfortunately, Sally is not well enough to visit Jim but is being looked after by their grandson, whilst their two daughters are visiting the hospital.  John, in the shop, is collecting any cards or messages for Jim and Sally, and these are being collected daily by their family.

I’m sure we all wish Jim the very best for a speedy recovery and hope the same for Sally.  Our thoughts are with all the family.

Ken Birkby
Chair, Cuddington Parish Council

 

Road Closure in Chearsley - Update

Chilton Road, Chearsley is due to be closed to through traffic near the junction with Winchendon Road from 10th August for up to six weeks.  Access to Chilton, Dorton and Brill will be affected.

The diversion is expected to be via Chearsley Road and Chilton Road, Long Crendon.

 

Village Voice Errata

We are very sorry that the dates shown on page 5 of July’s Village Voice for Haddenham Community Library Timetable show the wrong dates.

The days of the week are correct but, apart from 2nd July, all the others should be the day before e.g. 10th July should read 9th etc.

We do apologise for any confusion.

Ed.

Ruby Small Sunrise Walk

Despatch from the Observatory – 20 June 2015

Twelve intrepid souls set off from the Lower Green at 4 am this morning on the Ruby Small Sunrise Walk. Forty five minutes later, we arrived at the top of Winchendon Hill for a welcome cup and homemade biscuits provided by Sherry and her team at the Observatory.

The clouds parted; at sunrise a reddish sun shone clearly for us for a few minutes before once again being hidden. The quiet beauty of Aylesbury Vale spread out before us, with our village tucked up peacefully in the trees.

The walk back is downhill, helpful at that stage to this older fellow; home at 6am having walked 3.69 miles, 10668 steps.

Our thanks to Liz Davies and the Sunshine Club for arranging the Walk, and to the farmers for looking after the footpaths. 

Long may the tradition last.

Stephen Turner


PS Climb total measured 276 ft  (331 calories burnt)    Lower Green 220 ft above sea level           Observatory 428 ft

                           

 

Christian Aid 2015

Another successful year for Christian Aid in Cuddington with a total of £1,367 being donated by the village.  The bulk of this, £898, was from house-to-house collections and this represents some £4 per household.

In addition the traditional Bring and Buy and Plant Sale contributed £333 and this was a 5% increase on last year.  The evening, held at Angela and Charles Sanderson’s house, was a great success and we were blessed by the weather – recent years have frequently been cold and wet (or both) but this year it was a lovely summer’s evening.

In addition notable contributions came from the school and from the church collection.

Many thanks to all who contributed, to all the helpers and also to the Sandersons for organising the Bring and Buy and Plant Sale at their house.

This total did not include the donations at the May Day Madrigals at the top of the church tower, as this year this amount, £266, was paid direct to the Christian Aid Nepal appeal.

 

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