Bernard Hall, Cuddington
By Colin Bloxham - 8th November 2018 5:30pm
Jonathan Bartley, Co-Leader of the Green Party, visited Haddenham on Wednesday 7th November and was escorted on a cycling tour of the village by Parish Councillor David Lyons.
Jonathan had the opportunity to see for himself the considerable pressure for housing development in the village and to hear about transport issues — notably the continuing lack of tangible progress on a cycle path to the station from Thame.
His village tour took in Church End and the splendid community orchard, off Townsend Green.
He also enjoyed cycling along the newly widened and surfaced Greenway bridleway, from opposite the Post Office on Churchway to the point it meets the A418 — a facility made possible thanks to the efforts of Haddenham Safe Walking & Cycling (Haswac) and others in the village committed to more sustainable forms of transport.
In his evening address, to a well attended public meeting in Stone village hall, Jonathan spoke passionately about the housing and environmental crises (global warming and the huge loss of animal and plant species) and argued in favour of more radical action to bring about the necessary economic and social change.
He made the point that we have the resources and the expertise to address these major issues, but that a much more equitable distribution of resources both in the U.K. and worldwide was required.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
Make no mistake — flu kills. To put the risks into perspective, deaths from the common cold are vanishingly rare. Flu, by contrast, was associated with almost 16,000 deaths in England alone in 2017/8. If you have a cold, you may feel miserable and sniffly but you can usually struggle through. Influenza is very different. You'll usually feel absolutely exhausted, have a very high temperature...
My dear friend and colleague, Jim Robinson, passed away last week. Jim was a member of the editorial advisory group for this website and could always be relied upon to offer wise counsel. He also acted in the background as an advisor to the Haddenham.net Facebook page whenever local issues were being discussed in highly contentious ways...
This year's Cider Competition will be held at the Rising Sun on Saturday 16th March, starting at 7:00pm. It promises to be even bigger than last year's brilliant event as we have made some significant changes. The 'judges' will be those people in the pub who want to be judges. The more the merrier. And, courtesy of Total Tyres, there will be significant prizes to be...