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Sydling’s Annual Duck Race


Despite the conditions being rather damp and chilly for the Duck Race on 30th April, a good number of hardy villagers turned up to support the event.

A total profit of just over £570 was a great outcome so thank you to the folks who organised the event and for all those who bought ducks and enjoyed a cream tea.

The results were:


1st          Graham Millard
nd          Dianne & Jerry Simpson
rd           Graham & Shell Elson
th           Peter & Nicola Radbourne

CELEBRITY DUCK RACE   Winner was Agatha Tippet

A short 4min video of the Duck Race is included below but it could take some while to download in which case use the following You Tube direct link:

NOTE:  Be aware that the video might not start at the beginning so you may need to ‘drag’ it back.  Also, at the end of play, other Sydling videos, or videos of a similar nature might come up on the screen.

Agenda for Parish Council Meeting on Monday 14th November 2016


                                 (Parish Council Meeting)

07419 136735

 The next Parish Council meeting is Monday 14th November starting at 7pm


C. Legg, P. Davies, C. Fowler, D. Tucker, M. Hole, A. Newman, V. Letten


1.         Apologies for absence

2.         Declarations of pecuniary and other interests

3.         Minutes of previous meeting 03rd October 2016

4.         Update from the Chairman

5.         Democratic discussion period

6.         To receive reports from the County & District Councillors

7.         Issues arising from the last meeting  

8.         Correspondence requiring discussion or action

9.         Update on the website

10.       Update on the winter festival 2017

11.       Risk assessment for the Village green and The Spinney

12.       Update on the river maintenance day

13.       Removal of the hedge on the village

14.       Removal of the original fence and wire on the Village Green

15.       Purchase of new benches for The Spinney

16.       Works on the Village Green and The Spinney

17.       Old garage at the clay pigeon

18.       Tree discussion

19.       Winter planning

            a.         Flood

            b.         Ice

            c.         Snow

20.       Planning update

21.       Footpath and environment matters

22.       Play park update

23.       Finance

            a.         Bank balances (summary for 2016/17 attached)

            b.         Invoices and receipts

            c.         Cheques for authorization and approval

24.       Allocation of general reserves to specific purpose funds

25.       To set the Precept for 2017/18

26.       Items for the next meeting

27.       Date of next meeting  



Wayne Lewin                                      Clerk

Letter received from Buckingham Palace

The Parish Council has received the following letter from Buckingham Palace in response to the greeting sent to Her Majesty on the occasion of her 90th birthday.

letter from Palace2

Sydling Village Fete on July 9th 2016

Sydling Church Fete on July 9th was a great success and raised £2,258 (a 17% increase on last year).  The weather stayed dry but was rather breezy at times.  The new Dog Show proved very popular and the parade of the vintage vehicles made a great start to the event.  The short video (4 min) linked below to YouTube gives a few snapshots of the event.  Not every stall, game or facility is covered so apologies to those who have been missed out.

If the full screen display on the bottom right of the video does not work, go directly to YouTube and  Type ‘Sydling Village Fete’.

YouTube will probably add other so-called related videos at the end but you don’t have to watch them of course!!




Gallery Photos

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