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Parish News - November 2014

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Kathy Hawley has decided to step down after more than seven years as a parish councillor. She has been most conscientious in all the work she has done and will continue to be heavily involved with the World War One commemoration. The Parish Council thanks her for her many years of service.


The rain stopped just in time for the fireworks event on the recreation ground. There was a new team of firework lighters and they did an excellent job. Also, I think the quality of the fireworks gets better each year. It was decided to serve the food throughout the event and this worked well, without there being a long queue of people waiting for their hot dogs or soup. The evening made a loss of £150, probably because people were deterred from attending by the bad weather in the afternoon or because there were several competing displays on the same night in nearby villages.

The Parish Councillors would like to thank everyone who helped them with the event, including Charlie Chapman, David Christie, Sophie Farrant, Kathy and Keith Hawley, Nicola and Ian Holmes-Brown, Jan Raynor, Rebecca Ridgway, Graham Sellar, Paul Sellar, Will Thurman, Jez Turner, and Elizabeth Gillespie for judging the guy. Most importantly thanks to Martin and Sophie at the Bat and Ball for supplying the free food, Rob Woodcock for ordering it and Rob Hemming for preparing it. I apologise if I have left anyone off the list.

The planning application for there to be a war memorial on Cuddesdon Green is now being considered by the District Council (P14/S3425/FUL). They are going to decide about this at the same time as considering the modification to the agreement which was made many years ago when the Parish Council acquired the Green (P14/S2041/MPO), which at present does not allow anything to be built there.

Mike Mount
Parish Clerk