Village of Haddenham

Haddenham Shines

Home » News » Haddenham Shines
Aerial Shot Church End Haddm

We are delighted to announce that Haddenham has again featured among the major prizewinners in the Buckinghamshire Best Kept Village Competition.

Haddenham has won the Pushman Cup, for large villages with a population over 3,000.
(Joint runners-up were Chalfont St Giles & Gerrards Cross).

Competition chairman, Richard Pushman commented: "There were a record number of entries this year, standards were high in all the competing villages and I congratulate all our winners and runners-up. The judges were very impressed with the general upkeep and absence of litter."

"Almost all the entries displayed much evidence of good community spirit with numerous activities and community enterprise. Cuddington is a worthy winner of the Community Award. In particular, The Cuddington Picture House, run by volunteers, is an ambitious community project which has been a great success. Oving too deserves congratulations. Although
not a Best Kept Village winner the new village hall has been a tremendous achievement for the village."

The competition is organised by the Bucks Best Kept Village Competition Committee with sponsorship provided by Bucks County Council, Milton Keynes Council, the District Councils from Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe and Motts Coaches. International real estate adviser Savills sponsors the competition's Community Award.

Entrants were assessed on various features within their villages with categories covering playing fields, recreation grounds, village halls, war memorials, notice boards and areas
around shops and pubs.

The judges were also looking for evidence of community effort. Andrew Cronan, Head of Savills Beaconsfield Sales, comments: "Community is central to our ethos at Savills and we are delighted to be able to support an initiative which has such a positive impact on the
Buckinghamshire villages which we love and in which we all work and live."

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Public Health England logo
Haddenham Webteam: Thu 24 Sep 4:30pm

The following letter is being distributed to parents and guardians from Public Health England:Dear parents and guardiansThis is an important letter to share some information on how we can work together to make sure we can continue to give children and young people the best education in the safest way possible.One important part of ensuring the safety and wellbeing of pupils, parents and...

Giant Aylesbury Duck Model
Haddenham Webteam: Thu 24 Sep 3:00pm

We are saddened to learn that the giant Aylesbury duck that stood by the pond at Banks Parade has been attacked and left damaged.The duck was constructed by Ken Perry on behalf of Haddenham Museum, as part of the Haddenham Feast Festival. It appears that the damage was caused by the model being kicked and punched.Such a shame that we have mindless individuals among our community with nothing...

Village Cinema 03a
John Cooper: Tue 22 Sep 5:30pm

Back in mid-March, due to Covid-19 government restrictions on indoor activities, we had to halt our screenings programme at the Village Picture House in Cuddington.A lot of work has been done to make the cinema experience as safe as it can be by complying with Government guidelines for village halls and community centres, and we had planned to re-open the cinema on October 8th, with a socially...