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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
Street map of Cuddington

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News

 

Ring Found in Cuddington

An engagement/dress ring has been found in the village.  If anyone has lost a ring recently or is aware of anyone to whom this may belong, please contact PCSO C9830 Sue Jones on 07970 145073 or email suzan.jones@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

 

Chearsley Classic Car Rally and Fun Day

A great deal of work has gone into organising this Classic Car Rally and Fun Day at the Chearsley Cricket Club on Sunday 7th September, from 12.00 until 4.30 pm.

Over 150 classic cars will be on display and other attractions include a car boot sale, a mini fun fair, arts and crafts stalls and vintage coach tours around the villages.  There will be a flypast of a Hurricane sometime between 1.00 and 3.00 pm.

Admission is free.  Refreshments and a barbecue will be provided and the Cricket Club bar will be open.

 

Arnie Jenks and the House of Strangers

Chearsley resident Tim Bradley has just published a new novel for children and teen adults.

Arnie Jenks and the House of Strangers tells the story of a seemingly ordinary 12-year-old boy who, while waiting to be collected by his aunt from a school trip to the crumbling, ancient Shabbington Hall, gets trapped there as a sudden heavy snowfall forces him to stay the night.  As he wanders the house in search of hidden secrets he is suddenly transported back in time, meeting various characters associated with the house, each of whom has a tale to tell from when they lived there.  His quest is to find out why this is happening to him.

The book is available now to order via The Book House in Thame and all other retail outlets plus Amazon, in both paperback at £6.99 and Ebook at £3.49.

Read more about the novel and its author

 

Draw On Sweet Night

The Galliard Band and Singers are a broad range of recorder players supported by a number of vocalists who will be providing a concert, “Draw On Sweet Night”  in St. Nicholas Church, Cuddington at 7.30pm on Saturday Sept. 20th.

A varied programme of music will be offered to please all tastes and it is much recommended.

Refreshments and canapés will be available during the interval which will provide a social interlude during the performance.

Tickets at £10 (£3 for those of 16 or under) are obtainable from Rose Cottage, Spurt Street (01844-291825).  All proceeds, after expenses, will be donated to the Utugi Appeal.

 

The Busch Ensemble

Queen’s Gate Terrace, Kensington

Wednesday 10th September  7.00 pm

Join the Friends of Kampala Music School by coach to see The Busch Ensemble perform in the intimate setting of the home of Sir Vernon and Lady Ellis in Queen's Gate Terrace, Kensington. 

The Busch Ensemble, a young award-winning piano trio, is performing in aid of the Cuddington-based charity Friends of Kampala Music School.  Recognised for their achievements and playing of “incredible verve”, their programme will include:

   Haydn – Gypsy Rondo Trio
   Mendelssohn – Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49
   Brahms – Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major, Op. 26

Tickets are just £45.00 and include transport to and from Kensington (meet on the Upper Green, Cuddington at 5.00 pm), wine and canapés.  Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.  Please email numbers to friendsofkms@gmail.com or call 01844 201899.

www.thebuschensemble.com
www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLOKSONEAEw

Front entrance being dismantled 

Building Work on the Infant site

Work has now started on moving the front entrance on the Infant site, as our photograph shows.

Meanwhile inside good progress is being made in removing walls, re-configuring service pipes and wiring and generally to open up the internal area.

We hope the extra builders' traffic on the road is not being too disruptive.

 

Community Oil Buying Scheme Update

The price per litre for the July order was 49.99p plus VAT, a saving of up to £95.10 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.

Then and now (photos from Jack FM Oxford) 

Didcot Power Station Cooling Towers Demolished

The skyline over Didcot changed dramatically at five o’clock this morning as the three southern cooling towers at Didcot A Power Station were demolished.

Watch a video of the towers’ demolition at the BBC News Oxford website

"Sandcastle" cake 

Seaside Fun!

The school managed to choose the hottest day of the year (last Friday) to have a day of Seaside Fun – or was that just good planning?!!

All classes took part in various activities with a seaside theme – ending up with a fish and chip lunch.

Our photograph shows a group of Foundation children preparing to ice a “sandcastle” cake.

  • PCSO Sue Jones (right) and PCSO Denise Grayburn at Cuddington Fête
  • Credit: Bucks Herald

PCSO Sue Jones is PCSO of the Year for Buckinghamshire

Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Sue Jones has been chosen as PCSO of the year for Buckinghamshire, after receiving nominations from members of the public and colleagues commending her for her great work in the area she covers.  She is based at Waddesdon police station and covers the Haddenham and Long Crendon neighbourhood that includes Cuddington.

Sue joined Thames Valley Police in 1999.  Described in nominations as being and friendly, practical and amazingly knowledgeable, Sue works closely with the rural communities in the villages she patrols and works closely with young people in the area.

She holds regular meetings at the local library to let residents know what support she can offer and ask for advice, as well as offering security marking and crime reduction advice to help victims avoid becoming a victim of crime.  Sue attends parish council meetings regularly and updates them and residents about what is happening in the area and surrounding villages.

PCSO Jones also attends schools and playgroups to talk to children and also speaks to young people who gather in the parks in villages to speak to them about their behaviour and what impact it could have on those around them and the consequences of a criminal record for something such as criminal damage.

Many residents talk about how accessible Sue is to them, even when she is not on shift she is happy to offer advice and support if they contact her.

PCSO Jones said: “I am so very fortunate to be doing a job that I really enjoy, and to work with so many people who are so proactive and committed to their communities.  I would like to thank all of those who voted for me.  I am overwhelmed by their kindness.”

Further details here

Witchert Chorale Concert

Nearly 100 people turned up for the Flora & Fauna concert in St. Nicholas’ Church on Saturday June 28th which celebrated the beauty of nature with a variety of music of madrigals, classical and romantic part-songs etc.

A very lively and enthusiastic performance by the choir was enhanced by readings from Ed Cairns and a clarinet solo by Benedict Quinn.  Wine and nibbles provided a much enjoyable social interlude at half-time.

The handsome proceeds of £1376 have been donated to the Tongabezi Trust School in Zambia.

See opposite for photographs.

The Witchert Chorale every year celebrate May Day by singing madrigals from the top of the church tower.

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