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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

Christmas Tree Lights
Switch-On

Mike and Laura from The Crown switched on this year’s Christmas tree lights earlier this evening, after thanking everybody for making them both feel so welcome in the village.

Afterwards, they provided complimentary mulled cider and mince pies at The Crown, in return for a donation to a local charity.

Spoof Emails from Margot Hodson

A number of people in Cuddington and among the clergy have received emails that purport to come from “Rev’d Margot Hodson”.  (Note the apostrophe in Rev’d, which Margot does not use.)

A closer at the emails show that they actually originate from different email addresses, such as presidentsp66@gmail.com or barryclancy88@gmail.com.

You are strongly advised to double check any emails that appear to come from Margot, and not to reply to any emails that are not genuine or click on any links contained within them.

Jonathan Hawkins

 

Carol Singing

Please join us for Carol singing round the Village on Thursday 20th December.

Meeting on the Upper Green at 6.00pm, we will wind up in Tyringham Hall for mulled wine and canapes around 7.30pm.

Be prepared to sing – but if you can’t join us then please listen out for us as we make our way around the village!!

We will be collecting for Crisis at Christmas.

Boules Match an Honourable Draw!

After some last-minute fears about unfavourable weather, the skies cleared a little and this year’s winter boules match against Chearsley went ahead as planned.

The main match finished in a draw, with both Cuddington and Chearsley winning four games each.  Team captains Ken and Nic then decided to play one final, short game for charity, with one team from each village, each team consisting of one man, one woman and one child.  The winner being the first team to 9 points.  Cuddington were losing by 7 points to 8, but then managed to sneak a victory with the last ball of the game.  The game raised exactly £100, which will be donated to Action 4 Youth.

This time Chearsley had kindly offered to provide the food, and Nic and Venetia laid on some delicious leek and potato soup, chicken drumsticks, cheese and biscuits, accompanied by some equally delicious mulled wine.

Steve Fox recorded Ken and Nic’s closing remarks for Red Kite Radio.

Government Gives Green Light to Single Unitary Council

A brand new county-wide unitary council will be established in Buckinghamshire, the Government has confirmed.

The announcement by Secretary of State James Brokenshire has been hailed as a “truly historic day” by County Council leader Martin Tett.

The new council, which will replace the county council and four districts, will be simpler, better value and more local to Buckinghamshire communities than the current two-tier system, ultimately moving to a more sustainable future for the county.

Services which complement one another but are currently divided between the district and county councils such as bin collections, waste disposal, planning and roads, would be brought together under the single unitary council, resulting in more efficient, joined-up services for residents.

The Secretary of State said in his statement: “Having assessed both proposals against the criteria that we announced to the House on 28 February 2017 (PQ 65271), I have concluded that whilst both proposals meet the criterion for a “good deal of local support”, only the proposal for a single unitary council satisfies the criteria for “improving local government” and for “being a credible geography” and that in any event the proposal for a single unitary council is better able to meet the criteria overall.

“Accordingly, I am today announcing that I have decided to implement, subject to Parliamentary approval, the locally-led proposal to replace the existing five councils across Buckinghamshire – the two tier structure of Buckinghamshire County Council and the district councils of Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe – by one new single unitary district council, and that I have decided not to implement the proposal for two new unitary councils.”

View the Secretary of State’s full statement at: https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-11-01/HCWS1058/ .

Results of Village Survey and Update on VALP

An Overview of the Summer Village Survey has been circulated in the November issue of Village Voice and is attached here.

A second Village Consultation is planned to start in December, culminating with an Exhibition early in 2019.  The Neighbourhood Plan Task Groups have now been set up and are collecting information to guide policies on housing, design, parking and the protection and enhancement of green spaces, footpaths and community assets.  The Task Groups will be reporting back early in the New Year.  Please keep an eye on the website/sign up to email alerts to keep informed.  

Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP)

The Planning Inspector has issued his interim report on VALP.  This can be found on the AVDC website as ED 166: https://www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/examination-documents

In order for the Plan to be approved the Inspector has asked AVDC to find locations for additional housing and to amend some of their planning policies.  If major modifications are required to VALP these will be considered in early 2019 and will be subject to further public consultation.  As far as we are aware these changes are not likely to affect the position for Cuddington, but we will keep you informed through Village Voice and the website.  You can also follow progress on the AVDC website shown above.

Flying Tipping and Household Recycling Centres

Bucks Waste Partnership has launched a new S.C.R.A.P. campaign to rid the County of dumpers who think nothing of ruining Buckinghamshire’s beautiful countryside.

The message behind the campaign is that if it’s your rubbish, it’s your responsibility to dispose of it properly and legally.  Otherwise dumpers face the possibility of a £400 fixed penalty notice or, if court action is taken, typically fines of several thousands of pounds or even a custodial sentence.

The S.C.R.A.P. campaign (Suspect, Check, Refuse, Ask and Paperwork – a helpful five-point checklist to help people stay on the right side of the law) also features useful advice for both householders and businesses to thoroughly check anyone who they use to dispose of waste on their behalf.  Failure to do so means people are not complying with Duty of Care requirements and they may get a nasty surprise if their waste is found fly tipped.

You can report fly tipping here: www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/waste-and-recycling/fly-tipping/report-fly-tipping/

Don’t Forget to Have your Say – Household Recycling Centres

Residents are encouraged to give their views on the future of Household Recycling Centres so that Bucks CC can get as much insight as possible into how Buckinghamshire residents think the household recycling centre service could be changed.  Please have your say at www.buckscc.gov.uk/hrc-review by 22nd October 2018.

Traffic Feasibility Study

Cuddington Parish Council commissioned a Traffic Feasibility study in May this year. 

The report giving a series of recommendations for traffic calming in the village has now been received and can be viewed here

The recommendations will now be assessed by the Parish Council and Neighbourhood Plan Traffic Task Group.

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

 

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