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Postcode of village centre and Bernard Hall: HP18 0AP
Postcode of Playing Fields Clubhouse: HP18 0AJ
Street map of Cuddington
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Coach Outing to Coton Manor Gardens, Northants

The Gardening Club has arranged a coach trip to Coton Manor Gardens on Saturday, 4th July leaving the village at 10.30 am.  A ten acre garden enclosing a series of smaller gardens of differing character planted for interest and variety. Roses and wildflower meadow.  Stableyard cafe and plants.

The cost is £22 for members, £24 for guests which includes admission. 

For further details please contact Elsie Frost on 290768 or Rosemary Bradbury on 290294.  The closing date is Thursday 18th June.

 

Village Tidy Up – Sunday 31st May at 10.30am

In preparation for this year’s Best Kept Village competition, the Parish Council has organised a village tidy on Sunday 31st May.  Please join us at 10.30am outside the Bernard Hall.  Bin liners will be provided but please bring gloves.

The competition awards are for Best Kept villages.  The judges will be looking for well kept open spaces, community facilities and evidence of community involvement.  Judging takes place in June and the results will be announced by the middle of July. 

 

Garden Waste Collection Postponed

Because Monday 25th May is a Bank Holiday, the brown-bin garden waste collection is postponed until Saturday 30th May.

 

Salsa for Beginners Class

Dance instructor Jenny Willis will be hosting a course of five one-hour salsa dancing lessons at the Bernard Hall, starting on Tuesday 16th June.

All lessons start at 7.00 pm.  The cost for the course is £35, payable at the start.  For more information or to book a place, please contact Jenny Willis on 07767 234532 or email info@salsahips.co.uk.

 

Emergency Road Closure – End

The emergency repairs to the Mill Race Bridge have now been completed and the road between Cuddington and Chearsley is now open again.

 

Music in Quiet Places

On Saturday June 20th at 7.30pm in St Nicholas Church there will be a concert organised by the Aylesbury Vale District Council in their Music in Quiet Places series.

The musical programme will centre on Schubert’s String Quartet in C Major, widely regarded as one of the greatest piece of chamber music.

There will be an interval with refreshments provided.

Cuddington is fortunate to have been selected as one of the sites for this year’s concerts by the AVDC, and all are welcome to attend.

Tickets at £12 (concessions for over 65s and under 16s at £10) are available from Myles Saker on 01844 291825.

 

Website now Mobile-Friendly!

Cuddington Parish Council is delighted to announce that the website has now been redesigned to work perfectly with your smartphone or tablet computer.  You’ll see almost exactly the same content as you would on a desktop PC, with only the banner photographs removed to save space, but with a layout optimised for the smaller screen.

Browse the latest news from around the village; find out what’s happening in the village calendar; discover what your newly-elected Parish Council are doing for the village; read the latest Neighbourhood Watch alerts; book tickets for the Village Picture House; register as a website member to receive email updates – all from the convenience of your smartphone or tablet.

 

Open Garden – Dadbrook House

This beautiful three-acre garden will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, 6th and 7th June between 2.00 and 6.00 pm.

Admission is £4 (children free) in aid of the Finley Newell Mobility and Equipment Fund.  Finley Newell (Liz and Steve Davies’ grandson) has Type 2 Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a rare neuromuscular condition which leaves him unable to walk, also affecting his arms, hand, head and neck movement, breathing and swallowing.

He will be two years old in May 2015 and gets around in his power chair which was supplied on free loan by the national charity ‘Designability’.  At three years old, Finley will need a larger power chair costing in the region of £15,000.  A larger family vehicle will also be necessary to accommodate him in his wheelchair and his parents and big brother, and his small home in Haddenham is to be extended with specialised facilities being installed throughout.

Finley’s parents Rosie and Joel are grateful to Clico and Gerald Kingsbury for their kind generosity in opening their garden towards Finley’s fund.

Home-made teas will be available and there will be plants for sale.  There is free parking on the gravel courtyard and wheelchair access.  No dogs, please.

The main garden faces south where three terraced lawns lead down to a small lake, filled with koi carp. The terrace nearest the house is formally laid out, with lavender-edged beds filled with hebe and alliums with a box knot at its centre.  A ha ha was added thirty years ago to open up the view across the 11 acre field to the side of the house.  This view is framed by two borders: a new rose border on one side and a mixed border on the other. Both these borders are backed by clipped yew hedges.  There are many mature trees throughout the garden including Dawn redwoods, ancient yew trees and a large holm oak.

A shrub border hides a tennis court, and the walled kitchen garden behind the house is laid out to a strict pattern with box edged beds where vegetables and ornamental herbs are grown as well as flowering annuals and topiary shapes.

May Day Madrigals

At 9.30am on May Day the Witchert Chorale gave their customary performance of madrigals from St Nicholas’ church tower.

This was attended by a considerable crowd of supporters who afterwards went into the church for further musical offerings, coffee and nibbles.

A total of £266 was collected for Christian Aid Nepal Earthquake Appeal.

Photographs can be seen opposite.

Spring is here - go and see it please!

On our walks over the past few days in the Chilterns, we have seen:

  • bluebells
  • wood anemones
  • celandines
  • wild garlic
  • lots of birds
  • deer
  • beech trees coming onto leaf

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 

Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll

Statement of Persons nominated

Election of Parish Councillors - Cuddington

Election of District Councillors - Haddenham and Stone Ward

Witchert Chorale Concert on March 28th

On March 28th the Witchert Chorale, with Golgatha Kantorie an associated choir from Berlin, gave a concert in Cuddington church before a packed audience of over 100 people.  The English choir was conducted by David Quinn and the German choir by Martin Kruger.

The programme included works by Jon Tavenor, Brahms, Mendelssohn and Elgar, and also contained readings by Andy Hardy.

It was, as is usual with the Witchert Chorale in Cuddington, very well received and gave much pleasure to the audience.

The proceeds were in aid of the Utugi Street Children Kenya Project, and a handsome total of £1.207 was raised for this cause.

Photos can be seen opposite.

Remember the Fete when you start clearing out!

The Sun’s out, the flowers are on their way and I am sure we shall soon be donning our marigolds and getting stuck in to the traditional English Spring Clean.  Well don’t forget the Fete when you start bagging up your old bits and bobs.  We would welcome all donations of bags and beads (to go direct to Denise's) and any books, toys, bottles or bric-a-brac.  Phone Jo (292958) to arrange a collection time or drop off at 10 Bernard Close whenever you are able.

Many thanks, Jo Goodson

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