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Members of the Sunshine Club and their guests were treated to an afternnoon at the Village Picture House in the Bernard Hall on Monday 7 April. In memory of John and Joyce Ripley, the family had made a donation to the Sunshine Club which funded the showing of the musical ‘Oklahoma’, complete with ice cream interval and a finale of tea and cakes. Our thanks just have to go on record for the terrific cooperation from our wonderful Village Picture House.
In Sunday’s glorious weather, I went exploring locally and enountered quite a lot of butterflies fluttering around among the blackthorn blossom and the new spring wild flowers. It was nice to see a lot of orange tips for the first time this year, which will be newly emerged, along with peacocks and small tortoiseshells after winter hibernation.
Wildlife strips around fields make a big difference – wild flowers grow there, so you get lots of insects and birds. You find these on Winchendon Estates arable land, which is managed by Waddesdon, such as those around Cuddington and on the Winchendon side of the Thame. On farms that crop right to the field edge, there is little to be found in the way of wildlife, so well done Waddesdon! Now, can we get them to mark our foot paths better?
Sunshine Club Spring Bazaar
The sun shone in more ways than one ... with the generous support of our donors, helpers and shoppers, we were able to raise just over £380 (net). Thank you so much to one and all.
First Aid tips - a Talk and Demonstration
A First Aid talk covering Primary Survey, Recovery Position, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Heart Problems, Bleeding, Shock, and Low Blood Sugar will be given by trainer, Fred Martin OStJ RGN at the Playing Fields Clubhouse on Tuesday 6 May at 7pm.
There will be a small charge of £3 per person to help cover the hire of the Clubhouse and a donation to St John Ambulance. This can be paid on the day.
Numbers will be limited. To book, please ring Liz Davies on 01844 299150
Children’s Poetry Competition
Village Voice has launched a poetry-writing competition for the younger members of the village. It is open to any child living in Cuddington or attending Cuddington and Dinton School.
There are three categories:
We would like entrants to write a short poem – it could be descriptive, imaginary, what the theme means to the poet; it is entirely up to the writer. The winner in each category will receive a £10 book token.
When completed please e-mail the entry, including name and age, to Helen Keeping at email@example.com with “Village Voice poem” in the subject line, or leave the entry in the box in Cuddington Stores.
The closing date is Wednesday 23rd April.
Christian Aid Plant Sale, Bring & Buy and Coffee Evening
This will be held at Wellfield House, Spurt Street, the home of Charles and Angela Sanderson, on Monday May 12th from 7.00pm – 9.00pm.
Everybody is invited and all offerings will be really appreciated.
Community Oil Buying Scheme Update
The price per litre for the March order was 51.6p plus VAT, a saving of up to £174.00 for an order of 1,000 litres*.
If you’re interested in joining the Scheme and saving money on your fuel oil, please contact Chris Long on 291153 for more details.
*Compared with the highest price quoted.
Sherry Scott’s Retirement
An article on the Bucks Herald website announces Sherry Scott's retirement after 20 years’ work with the Burma Forces Welfare Association.
Walk with (a) Spring in your step (and re-grow your brain)
We hope you are enjoying this recent glorious weather and walking around the village or the countryside to see the spring flowers (primrose comes from the Latin for “first rose”) and newly born lambs (visible in some fields and from the A418 coming back from Thame).
Please let us know – firstname.lastname@example.org or 292466 – if there any footpath problems and the parish council footpaths group will try and sort them. If you can help on this please let us know – we will be delighted to welcome you.
Also recent studies on men and women aged 60 to 80 found that taking a short walk three times a week increased the size of brain regions linked to planning and memory over the course of a year.
So enjoy walking!
Alan and Stella
Cuddington goes Wild West
This year’s Fête theme ‘Cuddington Goes Wild West’ invites everyone to don their sheriff badges, stetsons, chaps and spurs, mount their trusted steed and get on down to all the fun on Saturday July 12th.
More announcements with details of the event will follow shortly. In the meantime, anyone who can lend a hand in the build-up and/or on the day are asked to contact any of the committee, myself included.
Let’s see if we can break another record this year in the amount of money we can raise for the village.
Save The River Thame Project
Vehicle Theft in Cuddington Today
Today, a courier driver had his van stolen whilst delivering to a house on Bridgeway. He had left the engine running while he removed the parcel from the side door of the van. As he was doing this, the robber jumped into the van and drove off.
It is probable that he was being followed in a car by the thieves just waiting for the opportunity. Unfortunately for the driver, his mobile phone was in the vehicle, as was a van full of parcels to be delivered.
The vehicle was unmarked, a plain white Transit-sized van. If you saw anything, please contact the police on the non-emergency number 101.