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SCOUT FAIR 2022
annual Cookham Scout Summer Fair. was help on the Moor again after Covid
and storms shut it down in the last years.
There was Food, drink and ice cream along with music the dog show, games
stalls, clothes stalls, gift stalls bric-a-brack, also a silent auction
and some hunky firemen.
There was the Arena with Mr Magic Hat, Children's obstacle
course/games, Rob Castell music, the Dog Show and the SL6 Band
Although it was a bit damp there were lots of people and lots of dogs
dogs for the popular dog show, with Ross Kemp at the micrphone. Click
here for some photos.
with Milo, winner of the Agility Group
JUBILEE FLAG ON VIEW AT AGE CONCERN SHOP
The Cookham Age Concern shop in Cookham
Rise is proudly displaying the flag that so many people signed at the
Jubilee Street Party on Sunday. Drop in and have look.
MALLETT ON PAGEANT BUS
The amazing Pageant along the Mall on
Sunday 5 June 2022 included a 1980s' bus. To be seen on the bus was
Timmy Mallett from Cookham. Afyerwards he met Sir Chris Hoys the Olympic
biker and talked to him about biking as Timmy is currently
circumnavigating Great Britain by bike. Timmy has got to Scotland, but
came back to Cookham for the weekend, so he could celebrate the Queen's
here for Timmy on the Bus
Some secret person is helping Cookham
celebrate the Jubilee by creating this wonderful letterbox topper at
Westwood Green. The Queen will be impressed!
OF DAVID ASHWANDEN
is very sad to hear of the death of David Ashwanden. David had been
part of the village most of his life along with his sister who had her
portrait painted by Sir Stanley Spencer. David fought for the Cookham
environment over the years and was Chairman of the Cookham Society
from 2004-2008. He was often seen manning the Society's
"tent" at Cookham events. His family had lived in Moor
Cottage off School Lane in Cookham Village for forty years and he
loved the view of Cookham Moor, David then moved further down School
Lane. David will be missed by many people.
The funeral ill be on Monday 13th
June at 3.00pm
Cordelia and her family have asked us to let you know that the funeral
will take place on Monday 13th June at 3.00pm. The service will be led
by Fr David.
The Drum Workshop gathered together at the
Pinder Hall on Saturday 14 May for the Cookham Festival. The video shows
the children's session.
COCKTAIL CLUB GIN WINS MAJOR AWARDS
Cookham Cocktail Club Gin No.5 has won two
awards at the largest gin competition in the world.
The Cocktail Club Gin No.5 was launched
very recently by Julia Herd and Stephanie Maher in December 2021. The
duo also offers bespoke cocktail tasting for those who like to make
their own at-home cocktails and this was launched in March this year.
The gin was awarded two different
accolades at the Gin Awards 2022. It won the world’s best new
contemporary gin and the best English contemporary gin.
The gin is made up of 11 different
botanicals and features a kick from black and pink peppercorns,
cinnamon, and cardamom. This is balanced with yuzu peel and
blackcurrant, which makes for a unique and refreshing sipping gin.
Jules and Stephanie have also developed
a gin sorbet with Agosti Gelato and they are currently working with
Moneyrow Beans to create a gin-espresso martini. Whilst the business
partners created the gin, it was distilled by nearby Henley Gin
Jules said “To be awarded not one but
two accolades, two months after launch in The World Gin Guide Awards is
absolutely mind-blowing.” The Cookham Cocktail Club Gin No. 5 has a
retail price of £42 and is suggested to be served over ice with a slice
of orange and some tonic water.
RESDIDENT, SARAH RODI, LAUNCHES NEW BOOK
Cookham resident, Sarah Rodi, has just
launched second book. Her lifelong dream was to write a romance
for Mills & Boon and so her dream has come true for the second time.
Sarah has always been a hopeless romantic. She grew up watching old,
romantic movies recommended by her grandad, or devouring love stories
from the local library. Sarah has been a journalist for twenty years.
Her new book is
OF COOKHAMS FOOTPRINT
Footprint launched their new project on Friday aiming to tackle the
environmental and climate crisis, They were joined by Theresa May
MP with this exciting initiative.
Saturday, the group held its first public event with a stand in Cookham
Rise, inviting residents to come and learn more about Cookhams Footprint
and how to get involved.
Strzelecki, Theresa May MP and Sue Teasdale.
COOKHAM GROUP WILL TACKLE THE ENERGY CRISIS
A new group launches in Cookham
this week to involve the local community in tackling the
climate and environmental crisis. Called Cookhams Footprint
the group will address all aspects of the crisis but it will
focus initially on energy.
Launching on the day that energy prices rise by 54%, Cookhams
Footprint’s founders aim to help residents avoid heat
escaping from their homes, save money, reduce climate change
emissions and, by encouraging local energy generation, improve
security of supply. A key part of their mission will be to
support families in fuel poverty.
“Consumers currently face a triple whammy of issues”, says
one of Cookhams Footprint founders Paul Strzelecki. “The
accelerating cost of living, the pressure of climate change
and the threat to security of energy supply force us to make
big changes. Action by the government and our local council is
crucial but real progress will only come if we make changes in
the way we run our own lives. We want our new initiative
to help Cookhamites do just that.”
Cookham’s energy use per household is already 50%
above the national average with households spending £5
million in 2021, or an average of £2000 per home - which is
likely to double over this year. “If people aren’t doing
anything about it now they will be wanting to soon”, Paul
says. “The good news is that the new pressure to cut
energy use will also help us to cut our emissions.”
Cutting energy use and preventing waste are the immediate
priorities. “We’ll be providing tips, sharing experience
and generally helping people through what can be a really
confusing journey”, says the group’s Sue Teasdale.
She adds, “Helping those most in need is our priority.
Cookham is a close knit and caring community, and hopefully
we’ll all come together to help and share advice.
We’re recruiting a team of local volunteers to be our Energy
Champions who help people through this difficult journey”.
The longer term aim is to make Cookham as self-sufficient in
energy as possible, with more households using solar, heat
pump and other technologies. A team has been set up to look at
larger scale community generation schemes based on solar,
wind, ground source and energy from the River Thames.
The group will work with the council and other bodies to drive
its programme forward with a target to reduce emissions by 50%
in five years and be among the lowest cost energy communities
in the country.
The group has made strong progress since meeting for the first
time in January. Now the need is for more volunteers to
lead and develop the programmes. “We want to involve
individuals and the more than 50 community groups across
Cookham, including our schools and churches”, Paul says.
Anyone wanting to learn more or get involved can contact the
group at email@example.com.
AGM was very well attended with some lively discussions and included a
fascinating talk by Dr Gabor Thomas about what may turn out to be one
of the most important excavations of its kind in the country, adding
further to Cookham's historical charms. For report and pictures see https://www.cookhamsociety.org.uk/agm
OF STANLEY SPENCER'S DAUGHTER
Stanley Spencer’s eldest daughter Shirin,
died peacefully last week at their home in Wales, aged 96. Although
frail she had only been ill for the last couple of weeks. The funeral
will be in Cookham. John is asking for no flowers please, but donations
in her memory to Amnesty International if any one wishes. All will be
welcome to a very simple funeral
Shirin‘s funeral which is now set for
Wednesday March 16 at 2 pm at Holy Trinity. More details later. John,
her son, says all are welcome….
Photo of Shirin at her birthday party