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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.
Pink Floyd Lighting Designers to Introduce Pulse Concert Screening
Following the visit of the lead cameraman from the making of the film Captain Phillips, last week’s visit of the producer of The Last Emperor, and of course Tony Hadley to introduce the Spandau Ballet biopic, we are delighted to announce another coup for the Village Picture House.
Jeremy and Ala Lloyd, who worked on the staging of Pulse, The Wall and countless other concerts by Pink Floyd, Roger Waters and David Gilmour, will be attending our screening of Pink Floyd’s Pulse concert on Thursday 27th November.
Jeremy flies back into the UK the morning of our screening, but he and his wife will be happy to answer questions about their work with lighting Pink Floyd concerts. He also hopes to bring along some photographs from the Pulse concert for us to see.
Further details of this landmark concert on the Village Picture House page.
Theft from Vehicle in Cuddington
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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!
Community Oil Buying Scheme Update
The price per litre for the October order was 46.85p plus VAT, the lowest price for over three years and a saving of up to £106.50 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.
*Compared with the highest price quoted.
Beware! – Footpath Hazard
Please take care to avoid, for the present, the footpath going north-west from the field to the right of the track leading to Holyman’s Farm, across the track to the sewage works and down to the Old Mill at Nether Winchendon because as it approaches the junction with the path coming down from Tibby’s Lane – it is a complete morass and a villager has already been in the mud there up to mid thigh this week!
Alan and Stella 292466
Salsa for Beginners Class
Dance instructor Jenny Willis will be hosting a course of five one-hour salsa dancing lessons at the Bernard Hall on the following dates:
Tuesday 11th November
All lessons start at 8.00 pm. The cost for the course is £35, payable at the start.
Are You Interested In Our River?
The Save The River Thame project would like to know if you are interested in being kept informed, or in helping us restore and protect the River Thame. In particular, we would like the help of somone who is good at social media such as Facebook and Twitter to keep more people in the picture and build up interest.
The Working Group, chaired by Doug Kennedy, has started work and procured testing kits for nitrates and phosphates and is initiating various other activities to spread the news about our river, and secure its long term restoration to a good state.
Repairs to Church Path
Work on repairing the church path, south gate and west door paving will start on Wednesday 15th Oct 2014. Access to the church and churchyard from this date will be primarily through the north gate and north door facing onto Lower Church Street.
Limited access will stilll be available through the south door by the path leading from the north gate and is best restricted to those opening and closing the church each day. Work will be ongoing on weekdays and on Saturdays. The contractor will attempt to leave the path in a level condition for use on Sundays (particularly for wheelchairs) but this may be on a hard core base and those who can should use the north door.
Please accept our apologies but would people not requring access to the church and churchyard please walk around by the road during the period work is underway and obey the signs and markers denoting site hazards.