“A heartfelt thank you to all those who attended the service to celebrate Niall’s life on 30 August, all those who took part and and all those behind the scenes who made it such a great send off for Niall. The tributes, the cards, the condolences and the reminiscences have been an enormous comfort to us all. Our family, the community of Cublington and the friends and neighbours from Whitchurch, Chrishall and Clipston, along with Niall’s friends from the industry, have all given great support and paid wonderful tribute to Niall, and we will always treasure that. We were bowled over by the generosityof those who accommodated friends and family, offered help and hospitality and provided guidance.
Jenny, Calum, Georgia and Moira Mackay
The Tour of Britain raced through Cublington on Saturday 9th September – on part of the National Cycleway of Britain.
will be held at the Village Hall, Cublington, on Tuesday 9th May 2017 at 7.30pm.
Members of the public and press are entitled to be at the following meeting in accordance with the Public Bodies (Admission to Meeting) Act 1960 Section 1 extended by Local Government Act 1972 Section 100 unless precluded by the Parish Council by resolution during the whole or part of the proceedings. Such entitlement does not however include the right to speak on any matter except at the commencement of the meeting given over specifically for that purpose. Although not a requirement to do so prior notification to the Parish Council by noon the previous Friday (5th May) would enable a full response when appropriate to be given.
Dear Councillors and Residents of Cublington,
I hereby give you notice that the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council will be
held at the Village Hall, Cublington, on Tuesday 9th May 2017 at 7.30pm.
To members of the Council, you are summoned, to attend this meeting for the
purpose of transacting the following business.
Members of the public are welcome to attend. Public comment can be made, at the
invitation of the Chairman, during the first five minutes of the meeting.
Cllr J Merriman
(On behalf of Cublington Parish Council)
2. Minutes of the last meeting held on 10th May 2016
3. Chairman’s Report
4. Accounts for year ended 31.3.17
5. Nominations and selection of Chairman
6. Nominations and selection of Vice Chairman
7. Election of members to other bodies
The Cublington Tennis Trek, held on October 2nd was heralded a great success as 24 players from the club, local area and guests from Halton and Princes Risborough took part in the third village Tennis Trek. (Previously held in 2004 and 2007)
This was a mixed round robin event played on four village courts – two at the Tennis Club, Orchard Ground, and on the delightful private garden courts in the village at the Old Stables and the Old Rectory. All players got to play on all courts, trekking round the village to compete in three of the 6 rounds of matches.
The four top placed male and females then played off in semi final sets before the winning team of Will Lightfoot (Cublington TC) and Gertruud Van Dijken (Princes Risborough TC) right claimed their prize against Jean Barnett and Peter Orchard.
A sumptuous rolling BBQ feast was available during the day and many guests and supporters enjoyed the tennis as well as the sunshine. More than £500 was raised towards the potential refurbishment of the courts to an “artificial turf ” surface, hopefully next Spring.
Organiser Gary says a further event is being planned for next year by kind permission of both the George and the Peck families.
Congratulations to David Bradbury, once again crowned king of the growers. Congratulations also to Gill Brazier, this year’s Domestic Goddess and to Julie Merriman for her Best in Show flower arrangement.
Over £1000 was raised by the Friends of St Nicholas which we’re told will help pay for the new front door to the church!
Thank you to everyone who attended the Olympic Family Festival and for supporting our event.
Everyone had a great day competing in the 5 disciplines. Our countries had been training hard and great skills were needed to complete the competition.
The winners were
Gold Medalists were Team France
Silver Medalists were Team Brazil
Bronze Medalists were Team USA.
Competitors rehydrated at our Olympic bar, refuelled at the barbeque and replenished lost sugar at our fantastic cake stand. Fun was had by all at the Olympic bingo with music throughout from The Spokes.
The Orchard Ground Committee would like to thank, Lynne at Art Sugar Deco for her two amazing Olympic cakes, Chris George at The Unicorn Pub, Parrots the Butchers, for all their generous donations.
Thank you too to The Spokes for rockin’ the festival, to all the cake bakers, and of course a big thank you to the Gibby and Darlington Family for the use of the beautiful Teepee’s.
We raised an amazing £734.76
Community SpeedWatch is a traffic monitoring scheme coordinated by Thames Valley Police in partnership with local councils and other stakeholders, but managed and run by
neighbourhood policing teams and Community Volunteers.
How it works
• SpeedWatch can only operate in areas up to a 40 miles per hour speed limit. Community Volunteers work alongside Thames Valley Police officers to identify vehicles which break the speed limit.
• Registration numbers are entered onto a database which produces a letter informing the registered owner that their vehicle has been noted to have exceeded the speed limit and asking them not to do so in the future.
• If the same registration number is logged in another SpeedWatch anywhere within Thames Valley, the owner will receive another letter advising them that if they are caught a third time, the information will be passed onto Roads Policing, who may take further action.
Volunteers must be over 18 years old, and we need a minimum of six Community Volunteers to make this work. If you would like to be involved and reduce the speed of vehicles in the village please contact Mike Bush at 14 Whitchurch Road, or by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
Although spring appears to be very slow this year in the next few weeks there will be a flurry of honey bee swarms.
There is a swarm collection service provided by the Mid Bucks Bee Keepers Association in conjunction with the British Bee Keepers Association.
If contacted by the public reporting a swarm of bees we will do our best to collect it if possible and provide advice and guidance to people.
Last year we dealt with over 300 calls from the general public and commercial organisations.
Our members attended over 120 honey bee swarms.
This is probably a good sign of the health of the pollinator population in our area.
The mild wet winter and this cold spring have not been good for honey bees in particular so every swarm will be important to us as beekeepers.
MBBKA Swarm Hotline 07770 370132 or BBKA British Bee Keepers Association website http:www.bbka.org.uk
Advice on swarms as a downloadable pdf available here
swarm collection 2016
(MBBKA & BBKA swarm officer)
The inauguration of the new commemorative walk with lectern and map and took place on the Nob on Easter Sunday. Over 70 villagers, friends and relatives attended the opening ceremony led by Joan Waples and then walked the walk in brilliant sunshine before retiring to the Biggs Pavilion. It was indeed a fitting tribute to our sadly missed friend.
Your memory will live on.
Thanks to all those who provided the ample refreshments along with sandwiches, snacks and cakes.
Yet again a triumph from the Cublington panto crew. A wonderful marriage of Enid Blyton and Robert Louis Stevenson saw The Famous Five, rather unusually, go to Treasure Island. Jane Alexander exuded calm confidence as Julian with Ally Lovatt very professional in the role of Dick. Chris Gibby’s bunches, as Anne, will surely set a new fashion for 2016. Out with the hipster beards and in with bunches! We enjoyed Di Grace’s tom-boyish portrayal of George. Was there a subliminal message in the dungarees? Emma Gurney’s Timmy the dog set a record for the Cublington panto of being completely word perfect. Careful, you’ll do Kim the Prompt out of job. Oh, hang on… Aunt Bessie (surely Aunt Fanny? Ed.) was superbly portrayed by Jan Antosiewicz, channelling his inner Miriam Margoyles and was snatched away by the dastardly pirate chief John Law, channelling his inner Keith Richards, ably assisted by First Mate (newcomer Jennie Chappell) and Roger the Cabin Boy (Chloe Wilson in fine voice).
The action moved from Aunt Bessie’s cottage to a sun kissed Caribbean where we met Creuset the Cannibal – Chris Brandon wearing a flesh coloured, figure-hugging body stocking and a few palm fronds to hide his blushes. At least, I hope he was wearing a flesh-coloured body stocking, otherwise the mind boggles at the near miss we all had, especially the unfortunates in the front two rows. Some things can never be unseen… There was music, with Evelyn the height of professionalism on the piano. Chloe too, sang beautifully. The others… Well, at one point John Law asked the audience to join in if they knew the words. We will if you know the tune, came the reply. Many thanks to all those who made this production possible , such a cherished part of the fabric of Cublington life.
Thanks too, to the writers, the producers, the directors, the ticket sellers, scene shifters, doormen and make up artists, sound technicians, the best boy and the grip (what is that? I’ve always wanted to know). We appreciate all of your efforts, the long dark nights of the soul as you stumble to rehearsals without even the possibility of a pint in the Unicorn afterwards as you’re doing dry January, and the arguments over who gets to wear those dungarees this time.
We loved it all.
See you next year.