TENNIS OR CROQUET AND SUPPORT LOCAL CHARITY
The Cookham Dean Charity Tournament will
take place on Sunday July 3rd, using private courts in some of the
beautiful gardens in and around Cookham. This annual event raises money
for a number of local charities but is also great fun, and many people
enter every year. All standards of player are welcome; everybody gets
the chance to play against several different opponents, and there are
trophies for the overall winners.
You can enter as a pair or on your own (in which case the committee will
match you up with another player to play as mixed doubles). If you get
your entry in early you will qualify for a reduced entry fee (see
below); the entry fee is also reduced for anybody who has not
entered before. In addition, if you organise a whole court of eight
people for either tennis or croquet, you can enjoy a free bottle of
Prosecco while you play.
Early bird entries (before May 31st)£18
First time entries£15
Regular players with a first time partner£30 per pair
More information and entry forms are available on the website, www.cookhamdean.net
BAND HELP GENDE TESDA
What a great evening the Echoes of Big
Band gave everyone on Friday 5th February at the Methodist Church. and
what a fantastic achievement raising £440 for the community of Gende
Tesfa in Ethiopia.
BUSINESS RATE RELIEF
Following the initiative led by Cookham
Parish Council, we are pleased to report
that RBWM have re-assessed the designation of parts of Cookham as a
Until recently, certain eligible businesses in Cookham were able to
apply for a rebate on their business rates as Cookham was considered a
rural area. Under national guidelines, this benefit was removed based on
the fact that Cookham’s total population was over 3000.
Cllr M J Saunders was able to encourage RBWM to consider Cookham as 3
separate areas. which meant that, in terms of population, Cookham
Village and Cookham Dean still fall within the specified criteria.
We therefore hope that businesses in the two villages will investigate
this opportunity to reduce their costs.
Cookham Parish Council will continue to support local businesses in an
effort to maintain facilities and an active environment for the
Community. We will welcome any enquiries for further information on tel
01628 522003 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PILATES AND YOGA STUDIO
Jan Wickens has opened a beautiful Pilates
and Yoga Studio in Whyteladyes Lane, Cookham. Their will be Pilates,
Hatha and Restorative Yoga and PureStretch. With the New Year she is
hoping to welcome all those who would be interested in coming to some of
her new classes.
Jan's website is http://www.pilatesandyoga.co.uk
PATTERN AND FORM AT THE GALLERY, ELIZABETH HOUSE
Pat Shenstone's architectural work gives
us reflections of colour, pattern and form with the architecture of
Italian churches offering a visual confusion that sits alongside a
modern reworking of spaces with glass. Pat’s other subjects
are more domestic. Patterned cups and saucers against patterned cloths
and large flowers that are painted with an emphasis on shape and
pattern are recurring themes in the paintings.
Pat has recently moved from Maidenhead
to spend time in a new home in Derbyshire though retaining her local
base. Following the opening event on 6th February,
the exhibition continues to 1st April – open
weekdays between 9am and 3pm, with a break each day between noon and
The Gallery is on Station Hill, Cookham
Rise , SL6 6BS .
TRINITY CHURCH CAROL SERVICE COLLECTIONS
you to all those who attended and who gave so generously following
Holy Trinity Church's three Carols by Candlelight services for Advent,
Christmas Day and Epiphany. The total raised from the collections, in
aid of Alexander Devine Children's Hospice, was £1,345.
Cindy Barnes - Cookham Wildlife
have to share this as I’ve just come back from seeing yet another
amazing Starling murmuration at Otmoor RSPB reserve near Oxford.
It’s about a 40 minute drive from Cookham but when you get there allow
another 30 minutes to walk from the car park to the viewing areas.
They started gathering tonight about 4.45 with a few, very large and
spectacular murmurations and by 5pm it was all over and they’d
roosted. It’s also very wet there so if you go wear wellies.
Well worth a visit. You need a clear, dry evening so check the
here for some more information about Otmoor from the RSPB
YOU A HIGHLY SENSITIVE PERSON?
Have you ever been told that you’re just
too sensitive? Maybe you feel emotions much stronger and for
longer than others.
Some people are highly sensitive (HSP). This is a normal character trait
that 15-20% of people are born with and is characterised by 4 things:
1. Depth of processing – You think about things deeply, things like
the meaning of life and your purpose.
2. Easily over stimulated and overwhelmed – You may be more easily
stressed by noise, by lights, chaotic situations, deadlines, or too many
3. Strength of emotions and empathy – You feel emotions deeper and for
longer than most people. You have considerable empathy for others and
often know intuitively what other people need.
4. Sensory sensitivity – You’ll notice subtle changes in the
environment like the texture and colour of objects in someone's home or
a perfume. You might be very sensitive to noise.
The HSP trait has been validated by major research studies. If you think
this sounds like you, take the short test on Dr Elaine Aron’s website.
Knowing that you are an HSP can be a huge relief as many people feel
that they just don’t fit in. The sense of overwhelm that many HSPs
feel can lead to depression and anxiety.
Come and join the new group meeting for HSP to learn more about the
trait. This is being run by counsellor and HSP specialist Cindy
February 13th 2016 in the WI Hall, Church Road, Cookham Dean from
1.30pm – 3.30pm. £10 to cover the room hire. Hot drinks and
biscuits will be offered.
Please sign up and register via Meetup
Or email email@example.com
for more details.
SOCIETY DESIGN AWARDS
The Cookham Society is calling for
nominations for its 2016 Design Award. The Award is available for
buildings, extensions and landscape schemes completed in Cookham in
2015. The Award is for excellence and follows the guidelines in
the Cookham Village Design Statement.
The closing date for nominations for the Cookham Society Design Awards
has been extended to 23 January. Forms can be obtained from our
Secretary ( Kirstytyce@hotmail.co.uk
) or Pablo Dubois (Pablo@dubois.me.uk).
FINLAN'S THANKSGIVING SERVICE
Finlan passed away on the 3rd January 2016. Peter lived in Cookham as
a child and his married life in Popes Lane Cookham Dean. His family
have many wonderful memories of time spent in the villages which some
of you may share. He was a wonderful man and contributed to many
activities in the Cookham community. He will be sadly missed by
his loving wife Jill, his three children and four grandchildren. Thank
you for all your kind words and support at this time. Peter’s
Thanksgiving service will be at St John the Baptist church at 3.15pm
on the 29th January. Donations to the British Heart Foundation care of
Pymms and son. We are looking into donating a defibrillator which will
be housed in Pinder Hall in memory of Peter.
AUSTIN'S MEMORIAL SERVICE
Austin, President of Cookham Dean
Cricket Club died just before Christmas and will be sadly missed by
the Cookham community.
Tony was a member of the Club for 30
years, a fast bowling all- rounder and more recently a long serving
Chairman and in his final year as President.
During his 10 years as Chairman he
oversaw a radical transformation in the Club’s facilities and the
Club’s rise from the lower echelons of the Chiltern League to the
Home Counties Premier League. Tony was a well-liked and respected
figure throughout the local cricket community having previously played
at Slough and Marlow Park and served as Chairman of the Julian Cup
competition. Tony will be much missed and thoughts are with his wife,
Lesley and sons Christian and Alexis and family.
There will be a Memorial Service for
Tony on Friday January 15th. at 12pm at Holy Trinity Church-Cookham
Tony's family have asked that rather than flowers.... for donations to
be made to Tony's charity WWW.Newlifecharity.co.uk
Arrangements have been made for these donations to go via Skinners
Funeral Directors Lower Cookham Road Cookham-just before Pinder Hall.
Parking at the Church is not available but we have been able to secure
the following options please.
1.The Odney Club have very kindly granted access to their 2 sites in
Odney Lane....The Grove on the left and Odney itself. They have asked
if we can use The Grove first please followed by Odney itself.
2.Maliks Car Park-please leave the first 4 spaces on the right as you
enter free please for their lunch time customers-feel free to use the
rest of the car park.
3.Berries Road- beyond Vicarage Close-+Vicarage Close itself. From
these 2 roads access to the Church is via a wooden door at the end of
4.Andy +Sue Finlan are very kindly running a shuttle service from CDCC
to the service and back to CDCC after for those who wish to leave
their cars at the Club. These will leave at 11.15am to Holy Trinity.
If parking at CDCC-please leave the area free by the mini conifer
hedge on the right as we will need this reserved for when the family
5.Given the current weather we don't know as yet whether we can use
the paddock-I will know more by Wednesday and send another email.