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Chris Young, Chairman of the Environment Committee of Haddenham Parish Council, wasn't sure how to post a response, so has asked me to respond on his behalf. He states:
"This tree was 'pollarded', not cut down. This was organised by the owner of the shops, not by Haddenham Parish Council. Pollarding is the normal procedure for Willows every few years. I do the same to the one in my garden."
I was saddened to see the felling of the willow tree by the pond — it all looks rather bare. Does anyone know the reasons why it was removed? I'm assuming it was becoming unsafe, but it'd be good to know for sure.
If there's anybody who's interested in fun music sessions, at a purely amateur level, with just about anything that makes a sound (keyboard, guitar, tin-whistle, ocarina, harmonica etc etc), I'd be interested in sharing some sounds. Cheers, Paul.
If the person wanting a bike repair drops me a line I can have a look. Cheers, Paul.
I had some issues with people who parks at Wirethorn Furlong as a "free parking" so they can use the train station, to save money.
As far as I am aware they avoided parking at Sheerstock as they had some problems as well.
I had to confront the owner of the car when he walked to his car from the station and I told him that he can't park his car on a private residential area and he says he is allowed to park there.
What can I do ? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Is anybody else exasperated by the new medical centre computer system? On an aggressively commercial website, you enter 26 figures in 4 groups. If lucky, you are rewarded with an 11 figure 'user ID', which, combined with a password including figures and upper and lower case letters, leads you to the appointments. It works, but try it a second time and not only do they not recognise you, they threaten you with lockout if you keep trying. Try re-registering and the site remains equally intransigent and offensive. Not good for blood pressure — you end up iller than you start.
Does anybody know if there is somebody locally in the village who repairs bicycles? I am currently transport-free and missing my bike! Thanks.
Retiree who still believes he can outride Bradley Wiggins is looking for a chain gang to join or perhaps establish.
Haddenham.net has been approached by an adult student who is participating in a college course in web design. She is getting to grips with XHTML coding, and would like some assistance — especially in terms of using Style Sheets. Ideally she would like some one-to-one tuition for an hour or two. She lives in Haddenham. Please email this website if you're able to assist, and we will put you in direct contact. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jill Attwood will be home for the holidays visiting her father Keith Attwood and Valerie Attwood. Contact Jill at email@example.com
What a brilliant show — Hamlet in 15 minutes on Friday night!
It was a delight to see Hamlet played in the shape of Robert Cairns — fresh, dynamic, nuanced, and striking the perfect balance between the tragedy and the comedy of the play (Hamlet — comedy? You had to be there!)
Tom Stoppard's adaption of the 3.5 hour classic school text was brought vividly and uncompromisingly to life — with unexpected humorous take on the classic tragedy. The cast of 6 played out the key roles triumphantly, and the 2 minute finale brought the house down! Well done all and to the director Alison Court — the best night in Haddenham for years!
I am looking to meet, drink and play chess with anyone within a 5 mile radius of our wonderful village. If you used to play or still do and would like to reserect your game,enjoy some lively and interesting company, then I could be your mate. Roger is my name and 40 tells you when I was.....Now a widower interested in golf, painting (art) and chess. Send me a blog if you have any questions.
Yes I am interested but like you I was looking for someone to have pint during the week and play chess. I am a total amateur with knowledge picked up in the last few years from chess books.
I have a chess clock which means one can use it to handicap the better player.
Would that be of any interest to you. I am a 72 yr widower fit and well.
I gather that this year's Christmas Carol Service will take place in the Village Hall on the evening of Friday 7th December. The start time is anticipated to be 7.00pm No doubt the confirmed timing will be published in the Diary section of this website in the near future.
David Truesdale, Chairman of the local planning committee, adds:
Persimmon have just got their full planning permission — a copy arrived for the Parish Council the other day. So they are now free to start.
But as Richard Moore says, the permission lasts 5 years. My understanding is that they will be proceeding. The Parish Council is looking at possible street names in consultation with Persimmon.
Richard Moore, a member of the Parish Council's Planning Committee, writes:
My understanding is that the planning application is in the process of going through its final iteration — soft landscaping amendments.
Reference is 10/00009/AOP
However the receipt of planning approval is not an instruction to start. Persimmon may care to sit on the project for a couple of years and then sell it on with planning approval to another developer. The decision to proceed is entirely up to Persimmon.
Whats happening with the planning permission in Chilworth Gate, Haddenham, next to the train station? It was supposed to be starting to build houses over the summer ?