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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
Street map of Cuddington
Parish boundary map

Many of the banner photographs on this and other pages were taken by Cuddington photographer and environmental campaigner Doug Kennedy.  www.doug-kennedy.com

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News

A Reminder to Complete the Village Survey

Don’t forget to have your say about the future of our village by completing an online survey at
https://goo.gl/forms/TVNPHd4WuGiCtqLI2.  Paper copies are available at the Village Shop, or can be delivered to you on request, by calling Venetia Davies on 07717 834606.

As Villagers will know, we’re at the first stage of the Cuddington Neighbourhood Plan and we need your help to find out what you feel about the existing facilities and housing in the village and what you would like to see improved over the next 20 years or so.  This information will be used to build up a range of options that will be circulated towards the end of the year.  Villagers will then be asked to select their preferred option for further refinement prior to a Referendum in Spring 2019.

The deadline for completion of the survey is Friday 7th September 2018.  The results of the survey will be published in late September.

 

Vacancy in the Office of Parish Councillor

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 87 (2) of the Local Government Act, 1972 that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for Cuddington Parish.

If any TEN electors for the ward or parish give notice in writing to the Returning Officer by 24th August requesting that an election be held, the vacancy will be filled at a by-election.

The Returning Officer is Andrew Grant and his address, to which such notice should be sent is, Electoral Services, The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 8FF

If no such notice is received, the Parish Council will, at their meeting on Monday 24th September fill the vacancy by co-option of a suitably qualified person.

Dated: 7th August 2018

Signed: Venetia Davies, Parish Clerk

Address: Prospect Cottage, The Green, Chearsley, Aylesbury, Bucks HP18 0DJ

 

Charity Fashion Show

For a summer treat come to the Sunshine Club's Garden Party & Fashion Show on Bank Holiday Monday 27th August at 2pm.

Our local models will be treading the catwalk at this friendly and informal Fashion Show in the lovely gardens of Tyringham Hall.  Afterwards there will be the chance to buy from the range of affordably priced clothing.

In case of rain, the show will go on under the shelter of gazebos!  All welcome - men included!

The entry fee of £5 includes a cream tea.

Donations of nearly new clothes can be dropped off at Tyringham Hall, or we can collect (291 932)

Have Your Say About the Future of Cuddington. Please Complete a Short Village Survey

Survey Link: https://goo.gl/forms/TVNPHd4WuGiCtqLI2

Cuddington is preparing a Neighbourhood Plan, which will influence the way the village evolves over the next 20 years.  The Plan allows villagers to express their aspirations for their village and protect what is best in terms of heritage, green and social infrastructure.

The final document will provide a framework for determining how our village should grow and develop to support local services and meet local housing needs without undermining the quality of village life.

Having set up the Steering Group who will oversee the preparation of the Plan, the process has now started in earnest.  The first stage is to gather information that will inform choices about how the village evolves in the future.

The Neighbourhood Plan team need your help to find out what residents feel about the existing facilities and housing in the village and what they would like to see improved over the next 20 years or so.  This information will be used to build up a range of options that will be circulated towards the end of the year.  Villagers will then be asked to select their preferred option for further refinement prior to a Referendum in Spring 2019.

HAVE YOUR SAY!  Please complete a short Village Survey

This is your chance to have your say about the future of your village.  All residents are invited to respond to a short survey to help us to shape the vision and objectives of the Plan.  The survey is available to complete online at: https://goo.gl/forms/TVNPHd4WuGiCtqLI2

If you are unable to complete the survey online, paper copies are available at the Village Shop, or we can deliver a copy on request, by calling Venetia Davies on 07717 834606.

The deadline for completion of the survey is Friday 7th September 2018.  The results of the survey will be published in late September.

Thank you for your help.

 

Feedback please to Rectory Homes proposals for the Allotments

On 18th June in the Bernard Hall, Rectory Homes presented proposals for 7 to 10 homes on the NW corner of the allotment. These were uploaded on the village website and can be viewed here

Whilst Rectory Homes and the Parish Council asked for feedback on the proposals, there has been a limited response so far. The Parish Council are keen to understand the views of as many village residents as possible, so please can you take a few moments to review the proposals and send your comments to cuddingtonpc@gmail.com

We appreciate that it is a busy time of the year but its really important that we can get as many views as possible. Don’t worry if you can’t send a long response we are keen to get a feel for the general opinion so a simple comment in favour or against is still helpful.

Thank you 

 

Best Kept Village – Cuddington Wins Again!

Cuddington has once again won the Tindall Cup, awarded to the best village of those that won in the previous year.  The runner-up village is Stewkley, and the winner of the Morris Cup this year is Padbury.

Richard Pushman, chairman of the Bucks Best Kept Village Competition, said: “Our popular Best Kept Village competition highlights the great community activity that goes on in our lovely Buckinghamshire villages.

“It is a great way to recognise the contribution of many who give their time and effort to showcase and enhance their local environment.  The Best Kept Village competition is not just for ‘pretty’ villages – we want to see communities where everyone makes an effort to keep their surroundings well maintained.

“The competition is a good opportunity for villages to celebrate all the positive aspects of life in their village and we warmly congratulate this year’s winners for their superb efforts.  The standard is higher than ever this year despite the drought conditions.”

Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, the Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, will present Cuddington with the cup on Saturday 15th September.

Land Availability Survey for the Cuddington Neighbourhood Plan

Developers, landowners and the wider public are invited to put forward potential development sites (for any use(s)) in order to inform the preparation of the Cuddington Neighbourhood Plan

The survey includes potential sites for uses other than housing, such as employment, retail, and leisure uses.

Please enter the relevant information on the use(s) you consider appropriate for the site, including mixed uses, on the attached form.  

It is important to note that the promotion of land does not mean the site will proceed to a detailed assessment in the Neighbourhood Plan and also does not imply that the Steering Group considers that the site is suitable for development either now or in the future. Potential sites that have been identified will be further tested through the Neighbourhood Plan process including Sustainability Appraisal/ Strategic Environmental Assessment, several stages of public participation and independent examination.

How do I submit sites?

Please complete the sites proforma (attached here) with a site plan with the land clearly shown etched in red and send to:

Email: cpc.neighbourhoodplan@gmail.com

Post: Cuddington Neighbourhood Plan team, c/o Parish Clerk, Prospect Cottage, The Green, Chearsley, Ayelsbury, Bucks, HP18 0DJ.

Sign up for Email Alerts or Update your Preferences to keep informed of the Neighbourhood Plan Process

A reminder that Cuddington’s Neighbourhood Plan has a dedicated section on the website.  You’ll find the pages under 'Neighbourhood Plan' located on the menu on the left hand side of the page.

To be notified by email as soon as a new article concerning the Neighbourhood Plan is published, simply register as a website member (click ‘Register Here’ at the bottom of the menu on the left hand side of the page) and click ‘Neighbourhood Plan’ as a preference (in addition to any other areas of interest to you in the village).  Make sure that the ‘Tick this box to receive email notifications…’ checkbox is ticked.

If you’re already a website member, update your preferences to include the Neighbourhood Plan pages:
  ✧ Select ‘Register Here > Sign in’ from the menu and sign in using your user name and password
  ✧ Click the ‘Your Preferences’ tab
  ✧ Tick the ‘Neighbourhood Plan’ area of interest (and any others that relate to your interests)
  ✧ Make sure that the ‘Tick this box to receive email notifications…’ checkbox is ticked
  ✧ Click the ‘Submit’ button 

We look forward to keeping you informed.

 

Find us on Facebook!

Cuddington has a new Facebook page to help you stay connected with news and events in your village.

Are you planning an event?  Do you want to promote your club or society?  Need a recommendation for someone to fix that leaky tap?  Then get involved online.

We welcome contributions from all villagers.  To help you out we have formulated a code of conduct which can be viewed here as well as on the Facebook page itself.

Please like and follow our page: www.facebook.com/Cuddingtonvillage

Midsummer Sunrise Walk

A tawny owl was hooting loudly as twenty villagers gathered at 4am on the Lower Green for this year’s Sunrise Walk.

No torches were needed as the sky was already lightening.   By the time the Observatory at Upper Winchendon was reached, the sun was blazing away above the horizon. The views all around were magnificent and the coffee break in the warm sunshine lasted much longer than usual!

Midsummer 2018 was well and truly celebrated!

Angela Wenham   Photos: Paul Ridout

Reproduced from the July 2018 edition of Village Voice with the kind permission of the Editors. 

 

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