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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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The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Following the very happy and successful event last year, we shall again be taking part in “The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning” in support of the Macmillan Cancer Fund.

Do please come along to the Playing Fields Clubhouse on Saturday 30th September at 10.00 am for a cup of tea or coffee and a tombola.  The money raised will go towards financing Macmillan nurses, offering financial support to patients’ families and funding health and social professionals who help people with cancer.

Please support us in helping this very worthy organisation to do their valuable work in the community.


Harvest Festival

Harvest Supper
Saturday 7th October in the Bernard Hall
7.15 for 7.30pm
Tickets £7.50 (£5 concession) from Caroline Saker – 291825

Sunday 8th October – All Age Service at 10.00am followed by
Bring and Share Lunch at 12.30pm
with crazy harvest competitions:
       - Famous building carved out of carrots
       - Cupcakes decorated with an animal theme
       - Fluffiest scones
       - Best home-made jam

Come and Celebrate with us!


Sacred and Secular

We are delighted to announce that Sam Baker will be back at St Nicholas’ church on Saturday 28th October, this time with his newly formed ensemble, the Stella Maris Trio.

The concert, entitled “Sacred and Secular”, will contain a wide range of music from the 16th to the 20th centuries.  In addition to accompanying soprano Victoria Armillotta and mezzo soprano Iryna Ilnytska, Sam will be playing both piano and organ solo pieces – from Bach to Debussy.  Many of you who have attended Sam’s previous concerts will greatly appreciate the inclusion of these solo items.

Victoria and Iryna will be singing some very familiar and much-loved pieces such as César Franck’s “Panis Angelicus” and “Voi che sapete” from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, so please make a note of the date and get your tickets online here or from:
    *  Caroline Saker (01844 291825)
    *  Cuddington Stores
Tickets are £12 each with under-16s being free.

There will be refreshments and canapés during the interval and all proceeds will be going to the Motor Neurone Disease Association; the concert itself is being dedicated to Sarah Hayward, Caroline Saker’s sister, who sadly died of the disease earlier this year.

For more information about the Stella Maris Trio please visit their website:

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  • From left to right: Richard Pushman, Ken Birkby, Sir Henry Aubrey Fletcher

Best Kept Village Award Presentation

Following Cuddington’s success in this year’s Best Kept Village Competition, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher presented the Morris Cup and Sword of Excellence to Ken Birkby, Chairman of Cuddington Parish Council, this afternoon.  He read out some of the complimentary comments from the judges and praised the village for our efforts.  He singled out the condition of the Best Kept Village sign, the defibrillator and the lack of litter in the village as particularly worthy of mention.  Sir Henry said that Cuddington has won both the Morris Cup and the Sword of Excellence more times than any other village.

Before the presentation the Chairman of the competition, Richard Pushman, paid tribute to the late Jim Hayward, saying that Jim had been instrumental in supporting the competition over many years and was a tremendous local champion.  He said that Cuddington has set the standard of what a best-kept village should look like.

Chearsley were kind enough to present us with a splendid celebratory cake for the occasion.  Next year Chearsley will be entering the Best Kept Village Competition for the first time.  As this year's winners, Cuddington will be barred from entering next year, and so we wish our neighbours every success!

Yoga Class

Cuddington villager Ilona Ecott is now teaching an all-levels Hatha Yoga class in the Bernard Hall on Wednesday evenings.

Classes run from 7.30 to 8.45 pm, and the cost is £5 per session in cash on the door.

Please bring your own mat if you have one.


The Seventies Rewind

I have just joined the team at Red Kite Radio to present a new weekly programme called The Seventies Rewind.  I hope you’ll join me every Monday evening at 7 pm for two whole hours of great 1970s music.  Dig out your platform soles, flares and kaftan and enjoy everything from glam rock to disco; from soul and Philly to reggae; from soft rock to R&B.

Listen locally on 107.2 FM, or online at, or via the TuneIn app.

Chris Long

  • The winning team!

Boules Match Cuddington v. Chearsley

Cuddington challenged Chearsley to a Boules competition at the Playing Fields this morning.  The match was a re-run of a similar one a few years ago, which Cuddington won decisively.  This year, however, the tables were turned as the visitors beat Cuddington by five games to three.

After the match, Cuddington captain Ken Birkby congratulated the winning team and called for three cheers for them.  In return Chearsley captain and Parish Council chairman Nic Brown thanked Cuddington for being great sportsmen and for putting on such a great day.

Here’s how Red Kite Radio reported the event

Hold Your Horses!

No fewer than seven horse-and-traps were seen on the Upper Green this afternoon.  The group met up on the Green before driving to Chearsley for a private birthday lunch at The Bell.

A young pony, wanting to be with the other horses, had earlier escaped from a paddock, but our neighbourhood PCSOs Sue Jones and Denise Grayburn helped ensure that the pony was safely recaptured.


CYD on 107.2 Red Kite Radio

Four members of the cast of Cuddington Youth Drama –  Kyle, Lucy, Jazzy and Lottie – were interviewed on Red Kite Radio this afternoon.

The interview was about CYD’s appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe, performing Fiddler on the Roof last year and The Domino Effect earlier this month.

Listen to the interview here


CYD at the Edinburgh Festival

Cuddington Youth Drama has returned to the Edinburgh Fringe to perform their latest production, The Domino Effect, at SpaceOne, one of the venues on the Royal Mile, all this week.

The Domino Effect is a contemporary ensemble piece about a teenage girl who chooses to be silent, but finds her voice – and her estranged mother – when a mysterious East End antiques dealer teaches her the law of unintended consequences, and how small actions can lead to big effects.  It’s a poetic story of youthful hope and optimism.

Last year, CYD were described as “the embodiment of the Fringe” for their performance of Fiddler on the Roof.  Let’s hope this year’s production is equally successful!

Listen to a short excerpt from the play, as broadcast by Howard Bond on Red Kite Radio, here.


Induction Loop System Will Benefit Hearing Aid Users

The Bernard Hall Management Committee and the Village Picture House are delighted to announce that we have installed an induction loop system in the Hall, to make it easier for the hard-of-hearing during films and other events.

The way the system works is as follows: the centre audio channel from our films and stage plays (which carries the actors’ speech) is fed into a special amplifier that drives an electrical current into a loop of cable fitted around the hall.  As the current flows through the cable it “broadcasts” the audio signal throughout the room.  The signal is picked up by a small coil fitted inside most hearing aids and is amplified into high quality sound delivered directly to the ear of the hearing aid user.  To receive the signal, switch your hearing aid to “T” or “Telecoil”.

We believe this new induction loop equipment will be of real benefit to those who wear hearing aids.  The equipment will also work at any events in the hall where microphones are used, such as the Annual Village Meeting, the Church Supper and some concerts.

As with our major upgrade to the hall lighting and acoustics last summer, the majority of the new equipment will be paid for out of the proceeds from the Village Picture House.  Please continue to support the cinema so that we can continue to maintain the hall and its facilities to a high standard.

Markus Bolton
Chairman, Bernard Hall Management Committee


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