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Welcome to the Cuddington Village website

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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We Need Your Help!

Over 1000 children have now signed up to join this year’s event from Monday 24th to Friday 28th July at the Thame Showground.  Before we are able to confirm any, we still require more Lighthouse Keepers and this year we have lots of other vacancies.

Please keep in mind, not all jobs involve working with children. You don’t need to come all day or every day.  You could help us for just a day or two – lots of areas run on a rota.

We especially need more help in the following areas:

  • Lighthouse Keepers
  • Additional Needs
  • Craft
  • Sport
  • First Aid
  • Night Security
  • Site Set up/Set down
  • Technical

For more information see the newsletter (available in church), our website www.lighthousethame.org.uk or contact Linda Newton on 07760 223490 or email helpers@lighthousethame.org.uk

 

Help Bucks County Council Plan for Tomorrow’s Lorry Traffic

Parishioners will recall the formation of an HGV traffic action group with neighbouring Parish Councils to obtain data on HGV traffic through village roads and the group’s subsequent lobbying and presentation to Bucks County Council.

Residents and businesses are now being invited to help plan how to handle tomorrow’s rail and road freight in Buckinghamshire.  Heavy lorries make up between 10% and 20% of traffic on main routes through the county, and with a steady increase in freight forecast over the next decade, County Council transport planners want to prepare for the future.  They’re asking people to help them identify local problem areas, explore untapped opportunities and pinpoint solutions.

A ten-minute online snapshot survey will run until 6th July at www.buckscc.gov.uk/freight to allow residents and businesses to feed into their thinking.  Please take time to fill in the survey.  The results will inform a draft strategy for full consultation later in the year.

 

Vale of Aylesbury Plan Update

The timetable for preparing the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP) has just been extended.  The Parish Council is informed that the key reasons for the delay is due to the final Sustainability Appraisal, (being carried out by external consultants), not progressing to meet AVDC’s proposed timetable.

The revised dates for the proposed submission plan will now be considered by:

  • VALP Scrutiny on 26 September
  • Cabinet on 10 October, and
  • Council on 18 October.

The plan will then be published for public comment.  Following that, the plan will be submitted for independent examination in January, which is two months later than previously publicised.

 

Red Kite Radio 107.2

Cuddington has a brand new radio station!  From new, custom-built studios in Haddenham Garden Centre, Red Kite Radio is now broadcasting live to Thame, Haddenham and the surrounding villages on 107.2 FM.

Red Kite Radio is a not-for-profit radio station run by a team of volunteers and a couple of part-time employees.  They oversee the day-to-day output, present programmes, look after client supporters and the team of enthusiastic volunteers.

Despite being not-for-profit, Red Kite Radio is professionally run and aims to give the region a polished radio station featuring people and voices from the local community.  The station is licensed by Ofcom and will be completely funded through grants, donations and the sale of advertising and sponsorship to local businesses and traders.

To find out more visit www.redkiteradio.com

Photo: Bucks Herald 

The Last Burma Lunch

Tyringham Hall

Sunday 9th July   12.30 for 1.00 pm

This year will be the last Burma Lunch.  Many of you have supported the Burma Forces Welfare Association during the past 25 years through donations, charitable functions, and by attending the annual Burma Lunch.  The one million pounds raised during these 25 years helped support the Old Burmese Soldiers who fought with your own brave men during WW2.

Most of the old soldiers have now died.  The BFWA committee now wish to complete a school building in the north of Burma to educate the grandchildren of those old Burmese old soldiers who gave their lives for Great Britain.  The orphanage and school will be constructed in a remote couner of the north, where education barely exists.

Sherry and Phil invite you to join them for the last time in the gardens of Tyringham Hall for a pre-lunch Bucks Fizz, a traditional Burmese curry including wine, followed by Tyringham dessert, cheese, biscuits and coffee.  For £35 per person you can eat and drink as much as you like.

During the afternoon there will be live entertainment, an auction, a tombola and dancing on the garden lawns.  For the ladies, there will be the opportunity to buy quality Burmese jewellery.

This year will be the last time we ask for your final donations and we thank you most sincerely for your wonderful support in the past.  The past years’ lunches has proved very popular so please book early to avoid disappointment.  Contact Phil Johnson philjohnsonpen@gmail.com or 01844 291526.

 

Vertebrate Watch Results 2017

This is the seventh year that people around Cuddington have spent an hour watching their gardens or a piece of ground around the village and recorded the birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles that they see.  The aims are:

  • To get a small insight into the wildlife in Cuddington, and
  • To track any changes between years and over time

Eleven people took part this year, spread around the entire village, and the full results, along with those of the past six years, are on the PDF report here.  Any queries address to doug@doug-kennedy.com.

 

Sunrise Walk

The traditional Cuddington Sunrise Walk to mark Midsummer will take place on Saturday 24th June.  Leaving Cuddington Lower Green at 4am, a steady climb up to the observatory at Upper Winchendon will be rewarded with stunning views over the Vale – and hopefully a clear sky to see the sun’s disc rising over the Chilterns.  Refreshments will be served at the top before the easy descent back into the village.  Any queries to Angela Wenham 01844 291932.

 

Fete Theme for 2017 announced!

This year the Fete will take place on the 8th July and will have a ‘Fairytale Theme’.  Dust off your glass slippers, beware the big bad wolf, keep your eyes peeled for Prince Charming and whatever you do don’t touch the large bowl of porridge!

If you’d like to help out you can contact the Fete’s fairy godmother at m0301291@doctors.net.uk (also goes by the name of Jo Goodson).

 

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