Welcome to the Cuddington Village website
Gardening Club Annual Social Evening 2014
The Annual Social Evening of the Gardening Club has been arranged for Monday, 13th January at 7.30 pm in the Playing Field Clubhouse. The evening commences with a welcome drink followed by a slide show of “Highlights of the Gardening Club in 2013”. A Finger Buffet will be served accompanied by a fun quiz.
The cost is £5 per member and £6 for guests. Should you wish to attend please contact Elsie Frost on 01844 290768. The closing date for replies is Monday 6th January.
Necklace Found in St. Nicholas’ Church
Mrs Thompson found a necklace in St. Nicholas’ Church on Monday 2nd December. If it is yours, please phone 01844 239144 with a description of the necklace. She will hold it for 3 months.
Christmas Fayre 2013
Thank you to everyone who helped at the Christmas Fayre on 23rd November. Proceeds from the Raffle, Children’s games, Plant stall and two kind contributions from people unable to spend time at the Fayre have enabled donations to be sent as follows:
Florence Nightingale Hospice – £100.75
In addition, Santa Claus raised just over £51 for the Chiltern Air Ambulance.
Again, thank you all – stallholders, helpers, and the lovely people who came and supported the event – it could not happen without you!
We are a Regional Finalist !!
Thanks to successful nominations by Cuddington villagers, we have been selected as a finalist in the Countryside Alliance South-East regional awards in the 'village shop' category.
Our heartfelt thanks go to all those people who submitted nominations on behalf of the village shop.
We now have to complete and submit a detailed questionnaire and if it is judged one of the best entries, we will be visited in the New Year by a local panel of judges. The regional winners are announced at the end of March and all the winners from each category and from each region go forward to a winners reception at the House of Lords on April 30th 2014.
Even if we don't get any further, we are humbled by the fantastic support from this village in what we are trying to achieve here.
Once again, thank you.
John & Elaine Moore
We are looking forward to 2014. Apart from a friendly social get-together each month we once again have some very interesting speakers. These will be listed on the Village Website calendar and the Village Voice, so if any non W.I. member sees a talk of special interest we would be happy to welcome them to that particular meeting. They may even decide they would like to become members and add to the growing number of ladies who joined in 2013!
As well as enjoying ourselves we do hold various fundraising events and this last year were able to donate to Young Carers Bucks; Cancer Care & haematology SMH; Scanner Appeal SMH and ACWW (Associated Country Women Worldwide) which is the National W.I. affiliated charity.
January will set us off to a good start when Peggy Catell will be our speaker on “Poetry of the 1914-18 war”.
Manor House String Quartet Dec. 13th 2013
The Manor House String Quartet will be performing a Concert of Christmas and Winter Music at 7.30pm on Friday Dec.13th 2013 in St. Nicholas Church Cuddington.
This group, well known in Cuddington, will be playing a lively selection of carols etc and are much recommended. Refreshments will be available in the interval.
Tickets at £10 (£5 for children) can be obtained from Myles Saker (01844-291825), Rose Cottage, Spurt Street.
Phillippines Typhoon Disaster Relief
Following last week’s Phillippines Typhoon Disaster, The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) have established a relief fund to send much needed aid to the worst affected areas.
Did you know, you can donate money to this fund through any Post Office in the country including yours here in Cuddington. Every penny goes to the emergency aid, neither the DEC nor Post Office retain any of the money given.
If you can spare a few pounds to help these poor people, we would be delighted to process your donation for you.
John & Elaine
Community Oil Buying Scheme Update
The price per litre for the November order was 54.7p plus VAT, a saving of up to £82.50 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.
Affordable Warmth this Winter
At this time of year it is important to remind people that they do not have to struggle on in the cold through the winter. There is a local free helpline 0800 107 0044.
The Buckinghamshire Affordable Warmth Network is a longstanding service working to reduce the number of people in fuel poverty; and so improving health and wellbeing. It is able to give impartial expert advice on all issues surrounding Affordable Warmth. This includes reducing energy bills, increasing energy efficiency of properties, switching energy supplier and how to stay warm over winter, and is promoted towards all residents likely to be struggling with rising energy bills, or those vulnerable to the cold. Grants and financial assistance are also available.
Fete Proceeds distribution
Following the announcement at last nights Fete AGM, the committee are pleased to give details of the following donations being made to various groups and organisations in the village.
The total funds being handed out are £9,215. This is broken down as follows:
St. Nicholas Church £1000
Bernard Hall £1000
Cricket Club £900
Tennis Club £300
Youth Drama £720
Gardening Club £300
Village Voice £1000
Methodist Church £250
Playing Fields Association £1000
Cuddington & Dinton School £1100
Sunshine Club £800
Nicholas Almond Trust £350
Toddler Singing Group £95
The fete committee would like to thank everyone for their splendid support of this years event and giving us the pleasure of being able to distribute such a large amount of money to so many good causes.