Notice of Election – Monday 23rd March 2015
An Election is to be held of Seven Parish Councillors for Cuddington.
Nomination packs are now available.
Stand for Election
Nomination packs for anyone wishing to become a candidate at this year’s Parish Council elections are now available. Please email the Clerk at email@example.com (07717 834606) or contact Jo Sara, Senior Electoral Service Officer at AVDC (01296 585051) for a pack.
Timetable for Elections
23 March 2015 – Notice of Election
23 March 2015 – 9 April 2015 (4pm) – Nomination period
10 April 2015 – Statement of Person nominated
16 April 2015 – Potential Notice of uncontested Election result
7 May 2015 – Polling day
9 May 2015 – Parish Election count
11 May 2015 – Notice of Election result, if contested
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
Parish Supper – Feb. 21st 2015
The Parish Supper was held in the Bernard Hall on Sat. Feb. 21st and a welcome selection of food was provided.
The speaker was Roger Howell of the Barnabas Fund. He gave an illuminating account of how Christians in different parts of the world were persecuted, highlighting how fortunate we are in this country.
44 people attended and their donations were sufficient to provide, after expenses, a payment to Barnabas of £261.
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Diary Dates – Annual Village Meeting and AGM of Parish Council
The Annual Village Meeting will take place on Wednesday 22nd April at 7.30pm in the Bernard Hall. Please put the date in your diaries. More details to follow.
Due to the date of the Elections in May, the Annual General Meeting of the Parish Council will be moved from the first Wednesday in the month and be held instead on Wednesday 13th May at 7.30pm in Cuddington and Dinton School – Infant site.
Witchert Chorale Concert on March 28th
At 7.30pm on Saturday March 28th the Witchert Chorale will be presenting a concert in St Nicholas’ Church, Cuddington. Their delightful programme will include works by Tavener, Elgar and Mendelssohn, and will also include suitable readings by Andy Hardy.
There will be an interval when refreshments will be provided giving the opportunity for a social interlude.
Tickets at £10 (children free) are obtainable from Myles Saker (tel. 01844-291825 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org)
This concert is in aid of The Utugi Street Children Kenya Project.
ALL WELCOME AT THIS EXCITING EVENING!!
The Bensons’ Farewell Lunch
Jane and David Benson moved house to Tintern, Wales after many years faithful service to St.Nicholas Church. David had been churchwarden for a number of years but Jane had spent a quarter of a century playing the organ at church services.
They will both be greatly missed, and to honour the occasion a special Bring and Share Lunch was held in the church on Jan. 25th. Nearly 70 people attended and showed their appreciation of the magnificent service both the Bensons had provided to the church. They were presented with donations in excess of £720.
Manor House String Quartet
The Manor House String Quartet gave a Viennese Gala performance in St Nicholas Church on January 17th.
The programme comprised lively Viennese music of the Strauss era with a number of popular pieces, and was much enjoyed.
After expenses the proceeds, amounting to £356.89, were given to The Streetlight Charity in the Philippines, which is organised by our curate Rev. Ian Herbert.
School’s Performance Data
We are delighted to report that Cuddington and Dinton C of E School was placed 5th out of 214 Primary schools in Buckinghamshire based on pupils’ progress.
This is a very commendable achievement and as a result of the school’s overall standing in the recently-published performance tables our MP, John Bercow, wrote a very welcome and encouraging letter of congratulations to our Headteacher, Kim Price.
Know your landscape – Cuddington
Inspired by a recent Radio 4 Start the Week podcast, I have decided to start to get to know my landscape at Cuddington better by looking on my walks at:
Knowing your landscape will give you a deeper appreciation of your surroundings and therefore a deeper pleasure in them.
You can walk across the hills, along your street, or onto the concrete path going down to Nether Winchendon.
Enjoy your walking and knowing your landscape.