Cuddington | Buckinghamshire

Parish Council News

The Parish Council meet every month on the second Monday of the month in the Infant site of Cuddington and Dinton School.  There are also two annual meetings: the Annual Village Meeting in April and the Annual Meeting of the Council in May.

The Agenda will be posted on the Wednesday preceding the meeting.



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 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.


Reminder – Annual Village Meeting – Monday 3rd April, 7.30pm

Cuddington residents all have an interest in maintaining the vitality, appearance and facilities of our village and its surroundings.  The Annual Village Meeting is the main opportunity for everyone to get together and voice their opinions, hear what is going on and meet neighbours, new and old.  This meeting is not a Parish Council meeting.  Please come along.

The meeting will be informal, as it is intended to have much of the time devoted to open discussion, with various presentations about what is going on.  There will be complimentary wine and soft drinks for socialising and continuing the discussions after the meeting.

Subjects for discussion put forward so far, are;

  • Future housing developments in the village and neighbouring areas
  • Access to bus routes and safer walking to Haddenham
  • Improvements to public footpaths and the environment around the village
  • The increasing traffic through the village

Other topics people may want to hear about and discuss are: Village Fête, progress of the Playing Fields, District and County Councils’ activities, the School, The Nicholas Almond Trust, Gardening Club, Village Voice, the Website, the Bernard Hall, the Village Picture House, Tennis Club, WI, Sunshine Club, Boules, Police Community Support Officer, Parish Council.


Notice of Casual Vacancy for the Parish of Cuddington

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 87 (2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that a vacancy exists in the office of Councillor for the Parish of Cuddington and that unless ten or more electors of the electoral area have, on or before12th April 2017 at 5pm, submitted a request in writing to the Democratic & Electoral Services Officer, Aylesbury Vale District Council, The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8FF that an election be held to fill the vacancy, the Parish Council will take steps to fill the said vacancy by co-option.

Clerk to the Council

Dated: 25th March 2017


Cuddington Parish Council - comments on the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan

The Parish Council comments on the draft Vale of Aylesbury Plan can be viewed here.


Your Parish Council

Cuddington Parish Council is currently represented by six Parish Councillors:

Ken Birkby: Chairman and also Footpath Representative and LAF Representative.

Ken Brown: Vice Chairman and Traffic Action Group (TAG) Representative.

Richard Stanczyc: Councillor

Lorraine Stevens: Councillor and Cuddington Playing Fields Association (CPFA) Representative.

Ken Trew: Councillor and Planning Representative.

Andrew Vickers: Councillor and Parish Council Trustee - Nicholas Almond Trust.

Councillors are supported by Venetia Davies, Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer.

Independent of AVDC and BCC, Cuddington Parish Council provides services at village level; representing its electors in the parish ward.  The Parish Council is funded by the precept (raised as part of the Council Tax) and takes responsibility for a range of local matters.

Meetings are normally held on the last Monday of the month at 7.30pm in the Bernard Hall.

Every meeting is a public meeting with an opportunity for villagers to ask questions and raise concerns during Parishioners Question Time at the beginning of each month.  Please come along and hear about local matters.