Friday, 11 January 2013

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Jubilee Oak
The Jubilee Oak has now been well secured thanks to the donation of a stake and help on the day from Justin and Alicia at The Old Farmhouse and to Mike Heybrook who supplied further stakes.

The first Bingo session of the year was a quieter evening than usual as several regulars were very much missed and we look forward to seeing them again at February’s Bingo. Paul Kingsman had to manage the calling on his own, as Andy Camden (88 wibble wobble) was unable to be there. Despite having a bit of difficulty controlling the bingo balls from time to time, Paul conducted the evening in typical fine form. Everyone, including some new to Bingo, managed to have a good evening, with a top prize of £55 and the raffle making £28 for the charity pot. Next Bingo will be on Tuesday February 5th. If you haven’t been before, come and try it out – guaranteed an unforgettable evening!? Book your table for a Bingo meal beforehand.

Parish Council Meeting
The date of the next meeting is not Monday 14th. It will now be held on Monday January 21st at 7.30pm at the village hall. Everyone is welcome to attend.

January at The Bell

January is a naturally quiet time, but The Bell still needs support and custom and are continuing the Fish Special Fridays when 2 fish and chips meals including a bottle of wine cost £25. Tuesday to Thursday evenings offer 2 meals for £10 from a selected menu. Tickets for the weekly Meat Raffle drawn on Sunday afternoons are always available. A selection of joints, sausages, pies, bacon from Sherwins of Long Crendon, or Jim at Orchard View Farm, Little Meadle are included in the raffle – you could win next week’s meals for 1 ticket costing £2.00. Put Friday January 25 on the calendar when there will be Burns Night celebrations with a set 2 course or 3 course menu available. There will be more details in due course. There will be another of the popular Children’s Bingo on Sunday 27.

Community Pub lunch   

It is time now to book your place and choose your menu for the next Pub Lunch at The Bell which will be held on Wednesday, January 23 at 12.30. New visitors from the village or further afield are welcome to come and join this get together as a way of supporting our pub, for a very reasonably priced lunch, chitchat and news. There are often about 15 regulars, but room for more. Please phone Ann Hooton on 208306 for more information and to book your place.
Manor House String Quartet
St. Nicholas Church, Cuddington is the venue for a concert of Viennese music by the Manor House String Quartet on Saturday January 19 starting at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7.00pm. Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for children. There will be refreshments during the interval. Please contact Myles or Caroline Saker on 291825 for more information and tickets.

Country Boy’s Struggle
This will be performed in Bernard Hall, Cuddington on Saturday January 19 at 7.30pm.A solo show of a mix of hiphop, spoken word and physical theatre performed by its writer , Maxell Golden, - a fast, funny and haunting story of one man’s search for a sense of belonging, with contributions from Cuddington Youth Drama. Tickets are available from Elaine English on 01296 655698 or at the door and cost £8 per adult, under 16s £5, and family ticket £20. Suggested minimum age is 12.