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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 registering 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 get in touch with us on the Contact Us page.

Postcode of village centre and Bernard Hall: HP18 0AP
Postcode of Playing Fields Clubhouse: HP18 0AJ
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BCC News – It’s Pothole Season

This winter’s weather has been tough on Buckinghamshire’s roads – while the heavy snowfall in December was the most remarkable weather event, the worst conditions for roads are actually when the ground temperature fluctuates constantly between just above and just below zero.

Pothole formation is accelerated by this ‘freeze-thaw’ effect, whereby moisture gets into small cracks in the the road surface and expands when it freezes, then thaws out when the temperature rises. This process repeats until the road surface begins to break up and potholes are formed.

County Councillor Mark Shaw, Cabinet Member for Transportation, urges road users in Buckinghamshire to report potholes when they see them:

“Transport for Buckinghamshire will investigate every pothole reported to them, and react on a risk based prioritisation process – put simply, that means the worst ones will be attended to first, as a matter of urgency.  But we’re not mind readers, and the road network is far too vast for us to possibly know where all the potholes are, so we need members of the public to report them to us either using the online form, which only takes a few minutes, or by calling if it’s dangerous or an emergency.  I would ask that everyone be patient while we deal with the fallout of a bad winter – potholes are as inevitable as weather, roads are made of a porous material so that they don’t flood constantly in rain and so when water within the structure freezes, defects will form.”

On average, when there are no severe weather issues, TfB repairs over 4,000 potholes every month.

Pothole FAQ:

  • You fixed one pothole, why didn’t you fix the one next to it while you were here?
    Potholes are prioritised according to risk – if they are on very well used roads, they are more of a priority.  Size and depth are also factors.  Resources have to be used responsibly, and cannot be used up fixing a more minor road surface defect when there are more urgent defects needing attention just up the road.
  • Why can I only report one pothole online at a time?
    Our online reporting system works on an interactive map, so that each individual defect can be risk assessed and dealt with on a case by case basis.  The map allows for accurate pinpointing, which saves time when it comes to inspections.  There are drop-down menus to allow you to input as much detail, such as size and position, as possible.
  • Why do you make temporary repairs that don’t last?
    Temporary repairs, where the pothole is filled in with hot material and made smooth, are often carried out as a safety measure when a permanent repair cannot be carried out at that moment, likely due to the location of the defect.  That is to say, where a larger area of road needs to be cut away to make a full repair, likely requiring a road or lane closure, a temporary or ‘make safe’ repair is an effective way of keeping the road safe in the meantime.
  • How do I report a pothole?
    You can report potholes, as well as any other road issue, using the Report It forms on the county council website.  In an emergency, for instance a severe road defect, a flooded road, or a tree in the road, you can always call Transport for Buckinghamshire on 01296 382416 or 486630 (out of hours). The online reporting tool is at


New Year's Viennese Gala

The Manor House String Quartet will be presenting a New Year’s Viennese Gala on Saturday 20th January 2018 at 7.30pm in St Nicholas’ Church, Cuddington.

The programme will include pieces from Johann Strauss II, Lanner, Lehar, Brahms, Weber and other celebrated composers – so come and celebrate the New Year with us!

The concert is in aid of Utugi Street Children in Kenya.

Tickets at £12 each (under 16's free) are available from:

  • Caroline Saker - 01844 291825
  • Cuddington Village Stores
  • or click “Book Now” below
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Police Officer Recruitment Event

Aylesbury Multicultural Community Centre, Friarscroft Way HP20 2TE

Wednesday 31st January 2018  6:45 - 8:15 pm

Come along to this recruitment information evening, to speak to serving officers about the role of a police officer, working in partnership to make life safer and more secure in our communities.


Traffic Congestion

Please be warned that parking will be limited around the school’s Infant site for the next two weeks, starting on Monday 8th and there will probably be some traffic congestion.  This is due to work taking place on the Foundation area, which was mentioned in last month’s Village Voice;  a skip for the removal of rubbish will be in position and delivery vans will be dropping equipment off at various times during the period.

Cones will also be placed during this time to allow for deliveries and access for removal vans at The Old School House.  When there are cones in position please respect them, as it will be either for a delivery or removal vans.

We hope you can bear with us during this time.

Kim Price, Headteacher


Sunshine Club Matinée Cinema

Sunshine Club Matinée Cinema presents Mrs Brown (with subtitles) starring Judi Dench, Billy Connolly and Geoffrey Palmer, at the Bernard Hall on Monday 29th January at 1.30pm (doors open 1pm).

Top notch acting and a witty and thoughtful script deliver an entertaining, if not entirely factual, account of the relationship between Queen Victoria and her Scottish groom, John Brown.

Entry £5 (£4 conc) includes tea and cake at the interval.  To book phone 01844 291 526 – or on the door subject to availability.


Drawing and Painting Course

Caroline Stonham is running a 10-week drawing and painting course in Haddenham under the Buckinghamshire Adult Learning scheme.

The course will take place at the St. Mary’s Centre, Station Road, Haddenham HP17 8AJ on Friday mornings between 10.00 and 12.00 am, starting on 12th January.

Places are limited.  To book your place telephone 01296 382403 or email  For more courses and information visit


Winter Boules Match on 3rd December

The weather was kind on Sunday morning, with even a bit of sun appearing later.  However, the clement weather did not help the Cuddington players, who were decisively beaten by the Chearsley team, despite fighting hard!

It was really good fun and enabled everyone from 9 to ‘very mature ages’ to participate.

Many thanks go to Nic Brown and his Chearsley colleagues for organising the delicious soup, gluwein, cheese, paté and super cakes. 

As with the previous events, it demonstrates the value of having the opportunity for people of all ages and from neighbouring villages to get together and have some fun.

Such was the success that everyone agreed that there would be another event during the Spring/Summer of 2018.

Ken Birkby

Yoga Classes


New Metal Kissing Gates on Footpaths 11 and 13

Thanks to funding from Bucks County Council, Cuddington now has four new metal footpath gates on  paths 11 and 13.  BCC kindly met the cost of the gates whilst the Parish Council paid for the installation.  Our thanks to the landowners for supporting this initiative.  Happy walking!

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