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Fete Grand Draw Prizes Announced!
The following prizes are confirmed for our Seaside Fete Grand Prize Draw:-
1st £100 voucher for the Clifden Arms, Worminghall
2nd Champagne afternoon tea at Waddesdon Manor
3rd £60 credit at Cuddington Village Stores
4th £40 credit at Cuddington Village Stores
Tickets will be available in advance at Cuddington Stores, Denise's Hairdressers, from Committee members and on the day at the stall opposite the Bernard Hall.
CPFA AGM 2013
Wednesday 12 June 2013 at 7.30pm at the Pavilion
Free Tool Marking Event
In the first two weeks of May there have been 18 reported break-ins to sheds and garages in Haddenham, Stone, Bishopstone and Ashendon. These have been predominantly on Thursdays and Saturdays, where padlocks on sheds have been cut, garage doors have been forced open and electrical tools have been stolen.
There will be a free tool marking event at Haddenham Library on Tuesday 28th May between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm.
Your local Neighbourhood Police Team and Community Safety Team will be marking a maximum of five power tools or garden implements with Cremark (a permanent pen and protective lacquer).
PCSO Sue Jones
Villager Appears in Watchdog
Cuddington villager Sarah Dyckhoff appeared in a recent episode of the BBC One consumer affairs programme Watchdog, as part of their investigation into the very high cost of printer ink.
You can watch the clip at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p018tmk9
Ruby Small Sunrise Walk Saturday 22nd June
Put on your walking shoes and join in something special to celebrate midsummer! Following a village tradition, Cuddingtonians will be climbing gently up to the observatory at Upper Winchendon to view the sun rising over the horizon on Saturday 22nd June.
We’ll leave the Lower Green at 4.00 am, and on reaching our destination on top of the world we will enjoy refreshing drinks and the traditional biscuits made to Ruby Small’s own recipe! We’ll be back in the village between 6.00 and 6.30 am.
If you’d like to see the view but don’t fancy the walk, you may summon a lift to transport you to the top! Any queries to Angela Wenham, telephone 291932.
Community Oil Buying Scheme Update
The price per litre for the April order was 54.95p plus VAT, a saving of up to £100.50 for an order of 1000 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
Mayday Madrigals in Cuddington
On Bank Holiday Monday on a bright sunny morning the Wichert Chorale appeared at the top of the church tower to sing their traditional Mayday madrigals.
The large crowd which had gathered in the churchyard then moved inside the church to hear the Chorale provide further offerings, and joined in singing with them in the round where appropriate.
This was followed by coffee and refreshments in the church.
The occasion is recorded in the photographs opposite.
Garden Waste – Bank Holiday Collections
Over the May bank holidays your brown bin will be collected on the Saturday following the bank holiday. Aylesbury Vale District Council apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Revised brown bin collection schedule
Toddler Singing Group
Every Friday from 10.30am the Toddler Singing Group takes place in St Nicholas Church.
Most of the singers are one to three year olds, although younger and older pre-school children join in as well.
Singing includes traditional nursery rhymes and modern songs with musical instruments, cuddly toys and whatever to keep the children amused for 30 minutes.
This is followed by a time of free play with refreshments and lots of chatting.
This is a fun time for all and anybody is welcome, so do please come along.
Mary Berry to open fete!!
Yes folks, our favourite TV baker, Mary Berry is coming to town on July 13th to open our village fete.
Mary has a long standing friendship with one of our residents and has a great love of the village. Mary, who lives in Buckinghamshire, is in great demand and we are delighted she has made time in her busy schedule to start off our fete proceedings.
Please tell all your friends and help make this years fete the best ever.
The Queen Presents Maundy Money to the Cattells
On Maundy Thursday the Queen presented Maundy money to 87 men and 87 women in Christchurch cathedral Oxford. The recipients, one for each year of the monarch’s reign, were selected for services to church and community.
Included in this number were Nan and Peggy Cattell who have made a significant contribution to Cuddington in their 53 years in the village.
The occasion was a magnificent display of traditional pageantry. The last time Oxford had hosted this ceremony was nearly 400 years ago when King Charles 1st was on the throne.
The Maundy service originally involved the monarch washing the feet of the poor, following the example of Jesus who washed the feet of his disciples. This procedure was modified in later years.
Cuddington Vertebrate Watch 2013
In May of the past two years we have carried out a very successful Garden Vertebrate Watch during which people spent an hour looking out for mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians in their gardens, or on a piece of open ground nearby. We are building up a picture of Cuddington wildlife over the years and you can see those for 2011 and 2012 on the Cuddington Website at http://www.cuddingtonvillage.com/view-page.php?pid=81.
This being the third year, we should start to see a picture develop, and in particular it will be interesting to see if the bad weather in 2012 has had an effect on garden birds and other wildlife. Please do take part as the more that do so, the better the picture that we can build.
Forms will be enclosed in the May Village Voice or can be down-loaded from this website so that you can record what you see as accurately as possible, and when you have returned them, the data will be added to increase the accuracy of our picture.
Despite “the coldest Easter Day ever”, we hope you have been enjoying Easter walks in the dry and bright weather. Lovely to see the new-born lambs down by the River Thame and the primroses on the banks in Hollytree Lane and some catkins.
Alan and Stella
Passover Meal in Cuddington Church
On Tuesday March 26th over 50 people attended a Passover meal in St. Nicholas church. This was a highly stylised meal based on well established Jewish traditions.
The original Passover was to commemorate the time when the Jewish people were released from their period of captivity in Egypt circa 1450BC.
The Vicar, Rev’d Margot Hodson, talked us through each ceremonial ritual during the course of the evening; many of these rituals had been followed by the Jews for thousands of years.
The significance of the Passover at this time of the year is that this was the last meal Jesus ate with his disciples circa AD30. After the meal Jesus went to pray in the garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem, where he was arrested by the Jewish authorities and condemned to death by crucifixion on the following day.
Opposite are a number of photographs of the evening.
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