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Welcome to the website for Cuddington, Buckinghamshire.  There is lots of content to explore, and the site is constantly updated by editors in the village.  Never miss out on village news and events that interest you by signing up for Website Membership.

The site has been created to be a hub of village activities and news and our ambition is that, as well as keeping everyone up to date, the website will become an interesting record of village life.  We would love to hear what you think of the website and any suggestions that you have on how we might improve it.  You can email us on the Contact Us page.

Postcode of village centre and Bernard Hall: HP18 0AP
Postcode of Playing Fields Clubhouse: HP18 0AJ
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Salsa Improvers Course

Dance instructor Jenny Willis will be hosting a course of five one-hour salsa dancing lessons at the Bernard Hall, starting on Tuesday 13th January and continuing on the next four Tuesdays.

The lessons start at 8.00 pm and the cost for the course is £35, payable at the start.  For more information or to book a place, please contact Jenny Willis at salsahips@btinternet.com.

 

Community Oil Buying Scheme Update

The price per litre for the November order was 44.99p plus VAT, again a record low price and a saving of up to £140.10 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.

Download an information leaflet

Download the membership application form

*Compared with the highest price quoted.

Sunshine at Christmas

Seventy members and guests of the Sunshine Club enjoyed a splendid Christmas lunch on 15 December 2014 in a festive Bernard Hall.  The logistics of feeding us all were amazing (and would terrify me), with a sizeable number of efficient helpers looking after us.

The children from the village school entertained us with a delightful Christmas concert – and keenly competitive games of Bingo followed!

Many thanks to Sherry and her team for a most enjoyable occasion.

Stephen Turner 

Save The River Thame Update

Save The River Thame had some great coverage on Page 2 of the Bucks Herald last week, here's the link:

http://www.bucksherald.co.uk/news/more-news/we-re-saving-the-river-thame-for-future-generations-1-6443227

We've done quite well with the media, who have been very supportive , and this is resulting in a greater awareness of the river and its problems across Aylesbury Vale. The Working Group, had their second meeting on Dec 8th and have a plans to develop activities over the coming months and years and achieve real improvements to the river environment and wildlife.

We are looking into creating a web portal that will give an oversight of the initiatives, water testing and problems across the entire Thame catchment in order to keep people more informed about their river and, hopefully, to engage the attention and involve more of the community.

Save The River Thame has made a good start on testing the water for pollutants, but does need more people to help with this and other monitoring activities, so please do forward this to anyone whom you think might be interested. Our email is now riverthame1@gmail.com.

Sunshine Club Matinée Cinema

The Sunshine Club is pleased to announce an exciting new venture – Matinée Cinema!  Villagers from Cuddington and neighbouring villages are invited to this bi-monthly treat, beginning on Monday 26th January 2015, when the ever popular South Pacific will be screened.

Performances will take place at the Village Picture House, Cuddington at 1.30pm (doors open 1pm).  Admission is £4 (concessions £3).  Tea and home-made cake will be served at the interval (£1).  We plan to show films you have loved and will be delighted to see again!  The seats are comfortable and the welcome friendly.  Not to be missed!

Theft from Vehicle in Cuddington – Updated

On Friday 14th November, between 10am and 11am, items were stolen from a vehicle which was parked in the area of Dadbrook.

A young white male aged between 25-30yrs old, short brown hair, slim build, 5’10”-6’, was seen in the area during this time.  He may have been carrying a black rucksack.

If you have any information which may help police with their enquiries, please call the non-emergency telephone number 101 and quote URN 803 dated 14/11/2014, or contact PCSO C9830 Sue Jones at haddenhamnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

Thames Valley Police says that in recent weeks there has been an increase in the amount of tools stolen from vans overnight in the Aylesbury Vale area.  Sat navs left inside vehicles have also been targeted.

Thames Valley Police is urging residents to be extra vigilant during the longer, darker winter nights.  Take all personal belongings out of your vehicles when unattended and make sure you set your alarm, if your vehicle has one.

For more crime prevention advice please visit the Thames Valley Police site.

Malicious Emails in Circulation

There is a malicious email doing the rounds and one or two villagers’ PCs have already become infected.

If you receive an email containing a link to a suspicious web page, even if the email is from someone you know, delete the email immediately.  Do not click on the link.  The email will typically have a bland subject – often the sender’s name.

If you do click on the link, your email account will probably be hacked and will be used to send out more of these emails to the contacts in your address book.  If you suspect that your email account has been compromised, change your email account password immediately.  Make sure that your internet security software is up to date and run a virus scan on your PC.

Chris Long

Cuddington & District Calendar 2015

Our Calendar is now on sale exclusively at your Village Stores.

Thanks go to Doug Kennedy, Chris Long, Myles and Deborah Saker for contributing their photos for use in the calendar.

We have only 100 copies and they are priced the same price as last year, at just £5.50

John Moore

W.I. Meeting Tuesday 11th November

After the general business and talking through all the interesting W.I. activities in our monthly news letter, we were introduced to Ms. Marilyn Wright, who had come along to give us a talk on the history of spinning.  We learnt that a variety of natural fibres are used but she demonstrated how a lump of sheep’s wool can be twisted (quite easily if you know how!) into a thread using various types of spindles from the very simple one  to the much more modern treadle type.  We were amazed to learn that the art of spinning started around 20,000 years ago, when it was mostly unmarried women who sat spinning, hence the name “spinster” originated!  

We finished the meeting as usual with a cup of tea and biscuits and a good chance to have a chat!

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