Sunday 22 December 2019

Village News December 22 2019

Village News December 22  2019  by Margaret Morbey 01844 208913  email
Happy Christmas   to everyone in Chearsley from myself and Phil and family and wishing everyone  a Very Happy New Year.
The Bell at Christmas and the New Year
Monday 23              The Witchert Choral Chamber Choir sings in The Bell at 8.30pm
Tuesday 24              Long Crendon Mummers perform during the evening
Christmas Day         Open 12pm to 2pm for Drinks
Boxing Day               Open 12pm to 4pm.    Food 12pm to 2pm
Normal Opening hours until :
New Years Eve         Open 12pm to 4pm     Food 12pm to 2pm
New Years Eve Party    with Free Disco from 9pm until late
New Years Day         Open 12pm to 4pm    Food 12pm to 2pm  including  The Bell  Big Breakfast  £8
Tuesday January 7   Bingo

Sunday January 12 Quiz
Sharon is to be applauded for her relentless hard work  running The Bell, always smiling and always happy to accommodate everyone whether it be  the Six o’clock regulars, the Friday coffee and cake customers, the Sunday Quizzers, Bingo players, The Friday Find the Joker crowd, (which is still to be found for an amazing win), and in the many ways she quietly supports the village and villagers. Thank you Sharon and all your staff and family. Happy Christmas. I hope you get some rest and wishing you a Very Happy and Healthy and Prosperous New Year.
Shop  opening  times during the Christmas Period
Christmas Day and Boxing Day   Closed
Friday 27, Saturday 28                  8am to 6pm
Sunday 29                                        8am to 1pm
Monday 30  Tuesday 31               8am to 6pm
New Years Day                               Closed
Thursday Jan 2                               8pm to 6pm
The village owes Jeyan and Sugi a big thank you for running Chearsley shop and putting in such long hours at the same time as having the shop and Post Office in Cuddington and looking after their 2 daughters.   A lot of hard work for sometimes little reward and the ever continuing threat of loss of Post Office business.  Hopefully, we shall remember to keep supporting them  as much as we can to keep both shop and Post Office open in the future.

Services at St Nicholas Church:
Christmas Eve     Crib Service  at 3.30pm
                             Midnight Communion at 11pm
Christmas Day      Christmas Praise  at 10am
December 29        Benefice Holy Communion in Long Crendon at 10am
January 5               Family Holy Communion at 10am
Bin collection days over Christmas and the New Year. 
Recycling bins       Monday December 23.             
Waste Bins            Tuesday December 31
Recycling bins       Tuesday January 7                      
Waste Bins            Monday January 13
Admissions Policy  - Consultation Period for Cuddington and Dinton C of E School
I have been asked to publish the following letter from Giles Ecott, Chair of Governors of Cuddington and Dinton C of E School.
“Admissions Policy, September 2021 entry – Public Consultation
The admission authority for all schools and academies are required to review their admission arrangements and the admission authority must consult on proposed changes to the admission arrangements. The admission authority for Cuddington and Dinton CE Primary School is its Governing Body.
The Governing Body wish to consult on proposed amendments to the School’s admissions policy which would take effect from the beginning of the academic year in 2021.
In summary the proposed changes are as follows: The over-subscription criteria now has 8 criterion rather than 7.
The consultation period for this policy will run from 13th December 2019 to 24th January 2020.
The Governing Body welcomes any comments on the updated policy. Please send your comments to the school office at making clear that they are for the attention of the Chair of Governors.
To view the proposed policy please go to the Admissions page on the school website
Kind regards,
Giles Ecott, Chair of Governors Cuddington and Dinton Cof E Schoool, Upper Church Street, Cuddington Bucks HP18 0AP. Telephone 01844 291206. Email

Lost keys in School Lane ?

A set of keys were found in School Lane on Saturday afternoon. If anyone wants to claim them please call 07711262097

Tuesday 17 December 2019

Tuesday 10 December 2019

Oxford Cambridge Expressway opposed by main parties in the General Election

Following the recent announcement by Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, that a newly elected Conservative Government would carry out a review of the plans for an Oxford Cambridge Expressway, the Parish Council contacted the prospective candidates for the Buckingham constituency to make clear our opposition to the proposals and ascertain their own position.

Greg Smith (Conservative)
“I have already shifted my party’s policy on this. One of the first things I did as the newly selected Conservative candidate for Buckingham was to take the case against the Expressway (and HS2) to the Transport Secretary.  Two weeks ago, Grant Shapps visited Buckingham to say he had listened to the case I made and that he no longer believes the case for the Expressway road adds up, promising a priority review by the Conservatives if we are successful in the General Election.  Critically, I believe the project to be totally over, given Grant’s clear undertaking that a Conservative Government would deliver East-West Rail and improvements to our existing roads instead.  I am very proud to have been able to shift my party’s policy on this matter as just a candidate - and if elected will ensure the project is formally dropped as quickly as possible.”

David Morgan (Labour)
“A Labour Government will cancel The Expressway.  No ifs, no buts, no ‘Reviews’. We will cancel the Expressway, and we will tackle the causes of projects like the Expressway.  Our Manifesto proposes returning power to local authorities.  We need to move away from developer-led housing projects that are about short-term profit-making, to long-term planning of affordable housing that meet the communities' needs.”

We have not managed to find out the formal position of the other parties but our understanding is as follows:

BREXIT – will support the scheme
Green Party – will cancel the scheme
Lib Dems – will carry out formal consultation.

For the moment, the PC will continue to articulate our community’s opposition to the plans for the Expressway and the associated housing development.