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Postcode of village centre and Bernard Hall: HP18 0AP
Postcode of Playing Fields Clubhouse: HP18 0AJ
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New dates for Parish Council meetings

Just a reminder to all that the next meeting of the Parish Council is on Monday 7th September at 7.30pm.  The Agenda can be found here as well as under Agenda and Minutes of the Parish Council pages.

From October 2015, the Parish Council will now meet on the second Monday of the month in Cuddington and Dinton School - infant site. The meeting starts promptly at 7.30pm and everyone is welcome to attend and hear about local matters.

Meeting Dates 2015:

  • Monday 12th October
  • Monday 9th November
  • Monday 14th December

Public Inquiry – Footpath through Donkey Meadow

A PUBLIC INQUIRY is to be held on Wednesday 25th November in the Bernard Hall to make a final and binding decision on the footpath through Donkey Meadow becoming a public right of way.  “Definitive Map Modification Order” (to show a path from Public Footpath No 10B Lower Winchendon to Pubic Footpath 3 Upper Winchendon).

This path was closed by Robert Spencer-Bernard in 2010, but efforts have been made by residents of Nether Winchendon and Cuddington to have the path re-opened.  Submissions were made by these residents to Bucks County Council, and in due course the BCC Rights of Way Committee found in favour of the path becoming a public right of way.  Mr Spencer Bernard appealed against this, and there is now going to be a Public Inquiry.

When evidence was originally taken, BCC asked only for people who had used the footpath for 20 years or more to make submissions.  This limited the number of potential witnesses.  It now appears that this is not a requirement and that anyone who has used this footpath, believing it to be a public right of way, is able to submit evidence to the Inquiry.  The more evidence that can be submitted the more likely it is that the Inquiry will find in favour of re-defining this footpath’s status, and thus open it up for future use by walkers.

If you have not yet done so, but now wish to complete a User Evidence Form, please contact Angela Sanderson for a form (which is simple to complete) and return by mid-September so that they can be submitted for evidence well in time for the Inquiry.

asanderson@waitrose.com

01844 291626

If you do not wish to submit a form, but would like to attend the Inquiry on 25th November, again – please contact Angela so that a list of attendees from Cuddington to the relevant authorities can be submitted. 

Poster for Hello Dolly 

Sunshine Club Matinée Cinema

The award-winning romantic comedy musical Hello Dolly starring Barbra Streisand and Walter Matthau will be screened on Monday 28th September in the Bernard Hall at 1.30pm (doors open 1pm).  The entry fee of £5 (conc £4) includes tea and home-made cake.  Tickets from Liz Davies, tel. 299150.

Best Kept Village Presentation - Saturday 12th September 

Best Kept Village Presentations

The presentation of the Morris Cup for the Best Kept Village and Community Trophy Award to Cuddington will take place on Saturday 12th September from 3.45pm.

More details to follow.

 

Sunshine Club Charity Fashion Show

Returning by popular demand is the Charity Garden Party-Fashion Show which will be held in the gardens of Tyringham Hall on Sunday 30 August at 2pm.  Local models (all ages and sizes!) will be on the catwalk for this friendly, light-hearted event.  Afterwards there will be the chance to buy from a range of affordably priced clothing. If it rains, the show will go on under the shelter of gazebos.  Tickets, priced at £5, include a cream tea and are available from Liz Davies (01844 299150).

 

Christmas Fayre 2015

This year’s Christmas Fayre will be in the Bernard Hall on Saturday 21st November, between 2.00 and 4.15 pm.

 

Best Kept Village Competition – Cuddington Wins Again!

Cuddington has once again won the Morris Cup for the best kept village in Buckinghamshire with a population of between 500 and 1,500.  The runner-up in this category was Castlethorpe near Milton Keynes.

Our village also has the added honour of being selected for the Savills’ sponsored Community Award.

Competition chairman Richard Pushman commented: “There was a record number of entries this year, standards were high in all the competing villages and I congratulate all our winners and runners-up.

“The judges were very impressed with the general upkeep and absence of litter.  Almost all the entries displayed much evidence of good community spirit with numerous activities and community enterprise.  Cuddington is a worthy winner of the Community Award.  In particular, the Cuddington Picture House, run by volunteers, is an ambitious community project which has been a great success.  Oving too deserves congratulations.  Although not a Best Kept Village winner, Oving’s new village hall has been a tremendous achievement for the village.”

Locally, Haddenham won the Pushman Cup which is awarded to large villages with a population of over 3,000.

The judges look for well kept open spaces, community facilities and evidence of community involvement.

 

Road Closure in Chearsley - Update

Chilton Road, Chearsley is due to be closed to through traffic near the junction with Winchendon Road from 10th August for up to six weeks.  Access to Chilton, Dorton and Brill will be affected.

The diversion is expected to be via Chearsley Road and Chilton Road, Long Crendon.

 

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