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Jim Hayward Memorial Bench
The bench to commemorate Jim Hayward’s long, dedicated service to the village has now been installed on the Upper Green. The inscription on the bench reads “In memory of Jim Hayward who spent his lifetime dedicated to Cuddington. 1931 - 2015”.
At the Parish Council meeting last October, it was unanimously agreed that a memorial bench would be a fitting tribute. The siting of the bench, on the Upper Green near the Best Kept Village sign, is in recognition of Jim’s key involvement with the Best Kept Village competition over many years.
A ceremony to mark the installation of the bench will be held shortly.
Public Footpath Route to Donkey Meadow
The path alongside the hedge in Donkey Meadow has now become a Public Footpath, but to access it from Cuddington, walkers should not use the open gateway just this side of Nether Winchendon Mill (Photo 1). The correct route is to use the stile in Photo 2, walk past the Mill, follow the path through the farm buildings to the rear of the house (Photo 3) and then turn right. There is a stile by the gate into Donkey Meadow (Photo 4).
Nether Winchendon Parish Meeting/Bucks County Council will be putting up signs to this effect in the near future.
Cuddington Vertebrate Watch Results 2016
Cuddington Celebrates the Queen’s 90th Birthday
A special flower display on the theme of the Queen’s life and reign will be mounted in St Nicholas Church on Saturday 11th June 10-12 & 2-5pm and on Sunday 12th June 2-5pm. Villagers will be invited to a preview on the evening of Friday 10th June.
On Sunday 12th June 2-6pm, the beautiful gardens of Tyringham Hall will be open to the public and the Sunshine Club will serve celebratory refreshments.
Parking will be available at Cuddington Playing Fields car park, disabled drop-off point at Tyringham Hall.
So, do come along and join in this very special occasion.
A day in the life of Waddesdon Manor
Waddesdon in Words, Film and Song!
St Nicholas’ Church, Cuddington
This short programme of singing will be preceded by some “day in the life” insights into the Manor. There will be introductory words by Simon Wales, General Manager, and Pippa Shirley, Head of Collections, (both of whom are choir members) interspersed with some recently commissioned short films about the house and the collection.
The occasion is being used as a fund-raising event for PACE, a hugely worthwhile local charity. Click on the logo to find out more about PACE. The evening starts at 6.30pm and will be followed by refreshments and canapés.
Book online below, phone Caroline Saker (01844 291825) or call into the village shop.
On our walks over the past week in the Chilterns, we have seen:
Around the village, on the banks you can see primroses, cowslips, dandelions and many other flowers.
So please do walk around the village or in the Chilterns and enjoy!
Alan and Stella
2016 Cuddington Fete needs your stuff!
Cuddington Village is once again preparing for their annual extravaganza which is the Village Fete. We are collecting almost anything you can think of (except electrical items), if you're having a clear out send your stuff our way – baskets, bottles, toys, soft toys, jigsaws, books, clothes, and all the usual bric-a-brac. Collection points this year include Denise’s, the village shop and 10 Bernard Close. You can also take toys direct to the Malthouse on the Lower Green and books can go to Wayside on Bridgeway.
If you haven’t helped on the day before but would like to give it a go I’d certainly like to hear from you. We still have a few orphan stalls without parents to look after them: the General Tombola, bric-a-brac and a few others....
Thanks everyone for all you help,
Jo Goodson (292958, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Donkey Meadow – Final Update
No more has been heard either by Nether Winchendon Parish Meeting or by those involved in Cuddington in this matter, and therefore it seems that Mr Spencer Bernard has not submitted a challenge to the ruling by the Inspector at the Public Inquiry.
The Claimed Route, which runs along the northern side of Donkey Meadow, close to the hedge, has now become a Public Footpath. This will be shown as such on a revised edition of a map of the footpaths and bridleways in our parish: this will be produced within the next few months, and will be posted on the Village Website and on the notice boards; copies will also be available in the Village Shop.
Dog Stolen in Haddenham
A Haddenham vet reports that a dog has been stolen from a house in the village.
His advice is not to leave your dog alone at home if at all possible, to shut the curtains if the dog is to be indoors for a long period by itself, and to make extra sure that doors are locked.
Apparently, dog thieves follow you when out walking to see where you live, and then come back later. So if you happen to notice a car following you or acting strangely that you don't recognise, it might be worth making note of the number plate.
There are more details and advice for dog owners on the Haddenham.net website.