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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

 

Community Oil Buying Scheme Update

The price per litre for the August 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.

A kingfisher I photographed 

River Thame – Things are Happening!

Yesterday afternoon I was on the banks of the Thame at around 5pm on the look out for dragonflies (saw a few hawkers) and spotted a kingfisher shooting along the river near Winchendon Mill.  A few minutes afterwards, a barn owl flew out from a nearby tree – I got a really good look at it as it flew, but there wasn’t time to get my camera into action unfortunately. These are important sightings, as the Kingfisher indicates the river is returning to health, and the barn owl hasn’t been seen for some time, but seems to live at this spot.

I’ve seen small fry and little fish occasionally under the bridges, but I’m told that there are quite a few fish in the river now, for instance at Eyethrope.  This is all good news, and we can hope that wildlife will start increasing again from here. 

What we DON’T want is yet another pollution incident that kills everything on ANY of the river, now nor in 10 years time, and that is what Save The River Thame is about.  We have held our seminar (see http://www.doug-kennedy.com/ and select the heading) and now the working group team is forming and will have its first meeting later this month.

If you are interested in joining us, or just being kept informed, please send an email to doug@doug-kennedy.com.

Doug Kennedy

Front cover of the 2014 Calendar 

Cuddington Calendar 2015

Hi everyone

It is that time of year when we start planning for next years village calendar. The theme for 2015 will be Cuddington & District.

We invite you to supply photographs of the scenery, village scenes and activities from Cuddington, Chearsley, Long Crendon, Haddenham, Dinton, Ford, the Winchendons in fact anywhere within a 5 mile radius of Cuddington.

The images should be supplied on CD-Rom or USB stick in JPEG format, or if hardcopy photos, they need to be at least 8"x6" preferably larger.

No payment will be made for use of your photos, but your name will appear as a credit beneath the photo and you will also receive a free copy of the finished calendar.

Deadline for supplying images for consideration is Saturday 27th September.

Calendars will be available to purchase, exclusively from Cuddington Stores, hopefully, by the end of October and you can also reserve your copy(ies) by calling in at the shop or email cuddingtonstores@hotmail.co.uk

We look forward to seeing your photographs soon.

John & Elaine

 

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

 

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.

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.

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.”

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