Wednesday 28 August 2019

Cuddington Youth Drama - 12th Night

Back with rave reviews from the Edinburgh Fringe, Cuddington Youth Drama will perform an abridged version (under an hour) of 12th Night on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th September at 7.30 pm in the Bernard Hall, Cuddington. Tickets £5 on the door.  Refreshments will be available.

Saturday 24 August 2019

Village News August   

by Margaret Morbey 01844 208913  email

Chearsley Show  Saturday September 7  including The Scarecrow Parade  A couple of weeks now until the Show takes place in the Village Hall. Time now to be thinking what flowers or vegetables in your garden or on your allotment will be ready for putting in to the Show.  I am hoping I will have some roses blooming again by then and some sweet peas even if the stems are now quite short but might yet become prize winners.  Runner beans and French beans have slowed up a lot, but hopefully they will produce enough to put in an entry. The courgettes just never give up, so I am hopeful to be able to find 4 of similar size to enter.  The domestic categories are not for me, but I know there are many enthusiastic bakers in the village, who will be entering to make a good display of sponges, scones, pies  and bread and not forgetting the popular Show Stopper cake.  There are other opportunities to join in our low-key, friendly, fun show in the art and craft – holiday photograph or handcrafted item and many entries for children including a Junior Show Stopper Cake, new this year. Don’t forget about making a scarecrow which can be of any character, made of what you like – get the whole family to contribute and use their imagination.  Bring your Scarecrow to the Hall on Saturday morning.  We are hoping for more than the 1 we had last year. There is a prize for the most creative.   Entry forms for the Show must be returned by Wednesday September 4 to Joy Payne at 1 Bernards Close. Please remember to enclose 20p fee per entry.  It cannot be left  until the day for forms to be received as there is a lot of behind the scenes paperwork and card writing to be done by a busy little team, led by Anne Lewis.  On the morning, entries can be received at the Hall from 8.30 until 10.15am ready for judging at 10.30am.  In the afternoon, the Hall is open to the public and entrants at 2.45pm with admission of £1, children free.  Teas will be on sale until 4.30pm.  At 3.30pm there will be the Presentation of Awards (a fine array of cups, plaques and bowls)  by Rev Richard Phillips and cash prizes for children aged 5 to 14 followed by the Raffle. 
Chearsley Village Classic & Vintage Fun Day  Arrangements are well in hand for  the 8th year of this great village day which takes place on Sunday September 15  from 11am to 5pm at Chearsley Cricket Ground. More than 200 vehicle registrations have already been received and the Flypast by the Britain Memorial Flight has been confirmed.  Volunteers on the day are still needed. If you can donate a bottle for the ever popular Tombola stall, please contact either Terry Gadsby on or Adam Lazaruk at  The Show which is the main fund raiser of Chearsley Cricket Club is a wonderful family day out with free entrance and free parking.  Attractions for the whole family including classic and vintage vehicles, “Best in Show” competition, RAF fly past, arts and crafts, fun fair, trade stands, children’s entertainment, live music, classic coach rides, live music, BBQ, fish and chips, teas and coffees with homemade cakes.   Classic and commercial vehicle owners, trade stands and other enquiries, please visit or Classic FunDay or contact Andy Yorke on 07775 824408 for more information.
Bingo at The Bell   Come along to the start of Bingo again on Tuesday September 3rd  for a fun evening out on your doorstep and the chance of winning  some good cash prizes.  Bingo players can enjoy a meal beforehand for £8.00 and Eyes Down will be around 8.30pm.  No need to book, but come early to get a table.
Sunday Quiz at The Bell  will start again on Sunday September 8 at 8pm.  Everyone is welcome to join in, on your own or in a team.  
Also  at The Bell   -  Coffee and cake for £4.50 on Friday mornings.   Find The Joker game  on Friday  evenings at 8.30pm and the weekly Sunday Meat Raffle at 3pm – tickets for this are available to buy throughout the week.  
Oxford Cambridge Expressway Meeting  (OCE)  A meeting for all villagers will be held on the evening of Monday September 9  in the Village Hall with an update on this project  and for us all to understand and appreciate the potential impact on our community if this goes ahead.  There is also the possibility of a massive housing development programme of 64,000 homes in an area designated “east of Oakley”. The Parish Council plan a formal consultation with the whole of the Chearsley community to determine its views and from which the Parish Council will be able to develop a public position.  This meeting will invite experts to brief us on their own perspectives on the OCE project and its potential impacts.  A report documenting the “assets” of Chearsley under the headings of landscape, cultural heritage, nature conservation, geology and soil, road drainage and the water environment  is being prepared. Anyone who feels they can contribute should contact Ian Houseman at .   For more information on the OCE, please contact Parish Councillor, John Howard at
Sunday August 25th  The annual Ann Veness Memorial Match will be held at the Cricket ground. Everyone is welcome to come up, on what promises to be a lovely day, enjoy the cricket and a drink from the bar.
Cream Teas at Nether Winchendon on Sunday August 25 and  Bank Holiday Monday 26   Scones and cream and homemade cake are again being offered in Nether Winchendon from 2.30 to 5pm.
Cuddington Charity Fashion Show in Tyringham Hall Gardens  The opportunity to view and purchase clothes is on Bank Holiday Monday August 26 at 2pm in the lovely gardens of Tyringham Hall, Cuddington, come rain or shine. Clothes will be modelled by volunteers and on sale after the show.  Come and enjoy the afternoon and a cream tea for £5.  For more information please phone 01844 291526.
Festival of Flowers   Saturday October 5 and Sunday October 6  10am to 5pm  Visit  St Nicholas Church in Chearsley to enjoy an array of wonderful flower arrangements and displays.  There will be refreshments and home made cakes.  On the Sunday, there will be a Harvest Festival Family Communion for at 10am for everyone followed by a Ploughmans Lunch in the churchyard. There is no admission charge but all donations will go towards the upkeep of our lovely church.
Bucks County Council Transport Survey  A reminder to complete this survey online for Bucks C.C who are asking for individual road users’ views on traffic matters and the condition of roads locally. It gives everyone the opportunity a chance to comment about the roads in Chearsley thereby  supporting the continued efforts of Chearsley Parish Council to get improvements carried out.  The survey can be found at The results will be published on the Bucks CC website in the autumn.
Women v Cancer London to Paris 2019   Sian Lewis and her friend Julia Thomas are in training to take part in this 3 day cycling event from 5th to 8th  September. Sian, an avid supporter of Chearsley Cricket Club is riding to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of her Mother from Ovarian Cancer and is hoping to raise £6,000 in support of 3 Cancer charities.  If you would like to support Sian in this, please go to  which is an easy and safe way to donate.
Parish Council Meeting    will be held in the Village Hall on Monday September 16 at 7.30pm.   All members of the public are very welcome to attend and there are 2 opportunities to have your say on proceedings.
Services at St Nicholas Church:
Sunday August 25          6pm    Evensong
Sunday September 1    10am  Family Communion
Sunday September 8     9am   Holy Communion
Diary Dates:
Tuesday  September 3     Bingo at The Bell 
Saturday September 7    Chearsley Show including Scarecrow Parade
Sunday September 8        The Bell Quiz 8pm
Monday September 9      Oxford Cambridge Expressway Meeting in the village hall
Sunday September 15     Chearsley Classic and Vintage Fun Day  starting at 11am
Monday September 16    Parish Council Meeting in the village hall at 7.30pm
Saturday October 5          Flower Festival at Chearsley Church   10am to 5pm
Sunday October 6             Flower Festival at Chearsley Church  10am to 5pm
Sunday November 10      Messy Church Bonfire 4 to 5.30pm
Saturday November 16   Chearsley Cricket Club Dinner and Dance at The Oxford Belfry

Wednesday 21 August 2019

From our local Police Community Support Officers

“we have had a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Dinton and Cuddington… A small silver car with possible index starting F11****….persons were paying particular attention to a camper van.   If vehicle is seen, please contact police on 101 and quote reference URN 985 dated 21/8/2019”