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Editors’ Letter Welcome to the Jan/ Feb issue of Chiltern View (Risborough Area) magazine and Happy New Year to all our readers and advertisers. We do hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are looking forward to the year ahead. We had a lot of changes here at Chiltern Directories last year. At times some of these changes were quite a challenge, but we have now find ourselves stronger and more positive than ever. We moved offices, launched the Thame area magazine, lost and gained key staff members, changed the delivery of the magazine and doubled our distribution to include a much larger area which has proved to be a great success with both readers and advertisers.

We hope to continue to build all 3 magazines this year, but to keep the same format, with a good mixture of local articles, business promotion and community information. Our Christmas Charity donation went to FOCUS (Families of children United support) and we were so pleased to have been able to give to such a good cause. One lucky winner won a family ticket to the Sleeping Beauty Pantomime at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. Look out for this issue’s competition on page 10 for your chance to win. The lovely front cover picture was kindly sent across by Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway (See article on page 18).

Until the next time

an Coralie & J Information for Advertisers Copy Deadline 1st August, 1st Oct, 1st Dec, 1st Feb, 1st April and 1st June. Advertiser’s rates from £16 +vat per month (based on 1/8th page advertisement on a 3 issue /6 month booking). Discounts available for 3 and 6 issue packages. Contact us for premium page rates and flyer inclusion.

Call Coralie or Steph on 07500 048230

or email for more information or to reserve advertising space. Distribution: Chiltern View (Risborough Area) is delivered free to 8000 homes and businesses in Princes Risborough, Monks Risborough, Askett, Whiteleaf, Speen, Lacey Green, Loosley Row, Great Kimble, Little Kimble, Longwick, Bledlow, Henton and Chinnor over a 2 month period (we also publish two other similar magazines in and around Thame and in and around Stokenchurch, Lane End and Downley). Magazines are available to view online at: Whilst Chiltern Directories aim to provide a quality publication for local reference it cannot be held responsible for the services or reputation of any of the advertisers or for any content of advertisements or editorial herein. Reproduction in whole or in part is strictly prohibited without prior written permission from the publishers. The magazines are produced on paper sourced from FSC approved paper mills and printed using vegetable based inks. They are happy to be recycled but please pass to a friend first. 4

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The Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

admiring the stunning views before popping into a country pub for well-earned refreshments.

It is a beautiful area, full of rolling chalk hills, beech woodland, clear chalk streams and a wealth of wildlife. It was designated as an AONB in 1965, in recognition that its landscape is amongst the finest in the country. It is one of 46 AONBs in the UK Hill l Crowel which, together footpath near Chinnor with National Parks, represent our most scenic countryside. The Chiltern Hills have been well-known for centuries, though not always for the best reasons. In medieval times the heavily-wooded hills and secluded valleys were the hangout of fugitives escaping the law and the area acquired a bad reputation. However, as nearby London grew some of its prosperous citizens began seeking country estates and a number of great houses and parks were created in the Chilterns, gradually improving its respectability. Nowadays you can visit many of these properties plus a wealth of other historic treasures in the area. There are lots of ways to enjoy the Chilterns, and most will keep you and your wallet healthy! With over 2000km of footpaths criss-crossing the area, plus the Ridgeway and Thames Path National Trails, the opportunities to go for scenic walks are endless. There are many circular walking routes of all lengths: you can do a gentle walk in a valley, visit attractive villages, stroll through a river meadow or tackle a longer walk along the Chilterns ridge, 8

If you enjoy cycling there are lots of promoted bike rides. Some of the area’s most scenic lanes have been included in the Chilterns Cycleway – a 173 mile on-road cycling route that goes right around the Chilterns AONB. You may have seen the brown signs for it. There’s no need to do the full route in one go – there are plenty of options for enjoying part of the Cycleway on a circular day ride. Winter is one of the best times to get out into the Chilterns countryside – why not wrap up and head out? The red kites are out in full force, soaring above the fields and woods with their russet feathers glowing in the winter sun. You can crunch through piles of leaves in the woods and look for the first signs of snowdrops peeking through. The Chilterns Conservation Board is the official public body tasked with caring for and promoting the Chilterns AONB. We’re a small organisation but we cover a lot – from encouraging good design in new buildings to conserving wildlife, working with farmers and woodland owners, devising new walks and cycle routes and running public events. We also provide lots of information on where to go and what to see in the Chilterns AONB on our website You can download walking and cycling leaflets, information on the Chilterns Cycleway and find out about local attractions and events.

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The Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) covers a huge swathe of our local countryside, stretching from the River Thames in Oxfordshire up through Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire to Hitchin in Hertfordshire.

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Spring Season Highlights – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Don’t miss Tonight’s the Night, written by Ben Elton and including all the hits of Rod Stewart, be sure to don your leg warmers for brand new production Fame, and celebrate the 25th Anniversary Tour of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. The Waterside’s Spring programme has been announced and it’s packed full with something for everyone. Alongside the ‘dirty rotten secret’ being out that the theatre’s hosting Dirty Rotten Scoundrels prior to the West End (starring Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound), there are plenty of other shows in a season that appears to be bursting at the scenes with everything from comedy to drama, dance to children shows and some of the most popular musical theatre around!

Aside from this the Waterside is proud to be opening the tour of The Two Worlds of Charlie F, featuring ex-service military personnel, now trained actors, telling their stories from the front line. The play is an authentic, uplifting tale of survival, not to be missed. Keep an eye out for an eclectic line up of one night shows from the world-famous Grimethorpe Colliery Band, to the nation’s favourite ballroom dancer Anton Du Beke, to super cute puppets with Peppa Pig and super cool moves with Tap Factory.

Pick up a brochure from the theatre or look online at for full listings Grimethorpe Colliery Band Johann Strauss Gala – A Viennese Party Anton Du Beke Ultimate Rhythm and Blues The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular Big Band Dance Night Comedy Club West Side Story Some Girl I Used To Know Rumours of Fleetwood Mac Classical Concert Chamber Orchestra Dirty Rotten Scoundrels


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Drop-off for passengers is in the High Street. Most journeys cost only £1.50 or 50p for children and most concessionary passes are accepted. Anyone can use our bus, young and old, and a recent passenger survey gave us a 100% satisfaction rating. Our trained volunteer drivers are well thought of: “these drivers are the most helpful I have been served by for 44

Over 20,000 passengers a year now use our “little green bus” that runs daily scheduled “Hail & Ride” services around Princes Risborough and to outlying villages.

years” said a passenger recently. We make the bus available for use by nonprofit making organisations and groups when not on scheduled service and we run outings each month to places of interest.

R A C B O u t i ngs January, February & March 2014 January Wednesday 15th Marlow Garden Centre, Little Marlow. Cost £6 Leaving at 1.45pm. Returning Home by 4.30pm Sunday 26th Bicester Village & Bicester Avenue. Cost £10 Leaving at 11.30am. Returning Home by 4.30pm February Wednesday 12th World’s End Garden Centre, Wendover. Cost £5 Leaving at 1.30pm. Returning Home by 4.30pm

Wednesday 26th Haddenham Garden Centre, Haddenham. Cost £4 Leaving at 1.30pm. Retuming Home by 4.30pm March Sunday 9th Bicester Village & Bicester Avenue. Cost £10 Leaving at 11.30am. Returning Home by 4.30pm Wednesday 19th Hare Hatch Garden Centre, Twyford. Cost £7 Leaving at 1.30pm. Returning Home by 4.30pm

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Stokenchurch Dog Rescue Dog of the Month Hi there, my name is Dale and I’m a 1 year old small mixed breed. I am a very sweet boy although I can get a little worried when people bend over me or move their hands too fast. I LOVE to run so will need a home with a secure garden and owners who like to have long walks every day. I like other dogs and may be able to live with


a cat (subject to a test), and if there are children in the home I would prefer that they are aged 8 years and over. If you are interested in offering me, or any other dog, a loving home please visit Stokenchurch Dog Rescue any day except Thursday between 2pm and 4pm, or give them a call on 01494 482695. It would be great to see you!

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See our unrivalled selection of Easter breaks! Eastbourne, Harrogate, Bournemouth, Isle of Wight, Weymouth, Weston Super Mare, Hythe, Warners Hayling Island, Swansea, Disneyland Paris, Ardennes & Luxembourg, Bulbfields, Rhine Valley, Snowdonia, & Hampshire.

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January 25 – London Theatres (Matinee) War Horse £82 Charlie & The Chocolate Factory £70 Matilda £65 Or Shopping £20 February 15 – London Theatres (Matinee) Phantom £70 Jersey Boys £75 Lion King £75 Or Shopping £20 March 5 – London Theatre Package (Matinee) Bodyguard & 2 Course Carvery Lunch at the Strand Palace £69

2014 Holiday Brochure Available now packed full of great value breaks... Cantabrian Coast & Mountains, Andorra & The Pyrenees, Costa Brava, Menton Lemon Festival, Italian Lakes, Tuscany, Rome & Amalfi Coast, Polish Discovery, Prague, Switzerland, Opatija, Isle of Man, Ireland, Scotland, Channel Islands by Air, Warner Historic Hotels, Themed Breaks, Plus many many more – request a brochure today!

March 6 – Camillia Festival at Chiswick House London £24 March 10 – Sussex Tea Dance, Lunch & Tea & Dance East Sussex National Hotel & Spa Uckfield £39 March 15 – Spring Knitting & Stitching Show, Olympia £29 March 15 – Ideal Home Show Earls Court London £26 March 20 & 22 – Sewing for Pleasure –NEC £26

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30th January Chrissie Rhodes from X Factor is back! Friday 24th Jan Burns Night Valentines Special New Winter Menu

Happy New Year to all our customers!

Relax... Andy and Emma welcome you to The Boot - newlyrefurbished, modern country pub and eating house. Unwind in the heart of the picturesque Chiltern Hills whilst enjoying fresh, locally produced food, local ales and fabulous wines. The menu reflects the chef ’s desire to create exciting dishes suitable for all tastebuds, so families can dine in style. Sunday lunches ‘served until 6pm’.

The Boot boasts a huge garden for when the weather is warm enough, but if not a cosy log fire welcomes you inside. Summer and winter marquees can cater for larger events or simply as extra room for drinks or a meal. We are also able to cater for various functions such as Birthday Parties, Christenings, Weddings and Funeral Wakes.

So, whether you fancy a casual drink, a delicious evening meal, or leisurely Sunday lunch, The Boot has it all!

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on the day of issue. Most trains convey a buffet car and the Cambrian Cafe at the station serves reasonably priced tea, coffee, light refreshments and delicious homemade treats. There’s also a well-stocked shop selling railway-style souvenirs and gift items and we find the volunteer staffs are always delighted to discuss their activities with you – but beware, they are so enthusiastic you could end up becoming a volunteer! The Chinnor Railway is our local friendly volunteer operated branch line in the style of the former Great Western Railway and is a not to be missed heritage attraction for tourists, families and enthusiasts alike. Historic steam and vintage diesel services run most Sundays and some Saturdays from Mothering Sunday 30th March to Halloween on 26th October 2014. Starting out from the delightfully restored Chinnor station with its ample free parking, the line follows the foot of the Chiltern Hills and runs parallel to the historic Icknield Way until it reaches the outskirts of Princes Risborough. The round trip is a leisurely 45 minutes long allowing you to take-in some very attractive open countryside and to enjoy outstanding views across the Vale of Whiteleaf. Tickets for Standard Timetable days are generally issued on the basis of pay-once-and-stay-all-day, and so you can make as many journeys as you wish

In addition to the Standard Timetables there are popular Special Events throughout the year including on 14 June when you can see behind the scenes on the railway’s Open Day, whilst between 9–21 August an intensive service will be run to celebrate 20 years of heritage railway operation, then on 12 October all available steam and diesel locomotives will be in operation on Gala Day. Always popular are the Murder Mystery evenings on 10 May, 5 July and 13 Sept 2014 with dinner and wine served on- board your steam hauled train. Or try one of the Quiz Nights aboard the diesel hauled Watlington Flyer on 31 May, 19 July, 30 August and 27 Sept 2014 and enjoy a fish’n’chip supper whilst you test your general knowledge. Wildlife on the Move is always popular with an experienced guide and commentary on 5 April, 7 June, 26 July and 6 September 2014. Various fare offers are available from time to time, including Mum travels FREE on Mothering Sunday 30 March 2014, children carrying a Teddy Bear travel FREE on 4-5 May and 25-26 Aug 2014, Dad travels FREE on Father’s Day 15 June. You need to be accompanied by a full fare paying passenger, except on Senior Days 13 July & 5 October 2014 when all those 60+ travel HALF-PRICE. In fact, when you purchase any ticket to travel on the line you are not just buying travel back in time - your contribution helps to keep a little bit of our unique history alive and you help to preserve it for future generations to enjoy too. For further information and booking please visit


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Looking to create a touch of timeless romance? Set the scene for a memorable vintage party, wedding or business meeting. Vintage brings some old fashioned magic and gets the conversation flowing. You can Hire our collection of Vintage Crockery for a taste of freshly brewed nostalgia any time of the year. Pretty home made Bunting also for hire.

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I have found advertising through Chiltern Directories a great medium for getting my accountancy practice known in the local area and the source of many new enquiries. The extended reach offered by Chiltern View and superb glossy finish makes it a professional and affordable way to promote my business amongst the community. Good luck and all best wishes, you provide a valued service. John Taylor MAAT, Taylor Made Solutions

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What if there is no need to change?

If you already have a busy and demanding life, New Year’s Resolutions can feel like more items for your ever growing ‘To do’ list. It’s all too easy to beat yourself up about things you feel that you should achieve, and that just piles on even more stress. But what if there is no need to change? How would that feel? Instead of saying:

‘I should be more successful / slimmer / a better parent’, how about saying:

‘I want to be happier with who I am?’ Mindfulness is about accepting what is, instead of thinking about how things should be. It is about recognizing your usual responses to stressful situations and finding other ways of dealing with them. It is the perfect way to find some peace and tranquility in our chaotic, busy lives.

yourself and others. By reducing your stress levels, it helps you to build confidence. As well as being life-enhancing, Mindfulness has been proven to help people to cope with a wide range of issues such as sleep problems, stress, depression, pain, eating issues and anxiety.

Through a set of simple yet powerful meditative practices, Mindfulness helps you to break the stress cycle and rediscover your zest for life.

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De-clutter your mind with mindfulness Mindfulness courses in the Chilterns 'Finding Peace in a Frantic World' 8 week course: £170

Next course starts Wednesday 22nd January, 2014, 7:30 - 9pm. At St. Mary's Church Hall, Princes Risborough. Cost: £170, see website for details of staged payments Includes: textbook and CD. Optional extra: a one day retreat at a local venue.

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Starts Jan 15th at 7.30pm. No group in Feb but thereafter every 3rd Weds of the month. At St. Mary's Church Hall, Princes Risborough. Everyone very welcome, no need to book. The evening will start with a led Mindfulness practice of about 20 / 30 minutes, followed by refreshments and then a silent private practice. Stay for all or just a part of the evening. Visit our new website for more information

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Sing, Dance and Act with Stagecoach Thame! Stagecoach Thame is a part time theatre arts school, which teaches singing, dance and drama to children and teens age 4-18 years on Saturdays at the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre in Thame. Being a Stagecoach student is about having fun each weekend with friends who share a passion for the performing arts. But it is also about learning skills such as voice projection, character development, flexibility, co-ordination and improvisation – all of which help to build confidence, self-esteem, poise and articulation that will stand the students in good stead throughout their lives. Stagecoach also runs workshops in the Easter and Summer holidays. These are open to everyone and are a great opportunity to be part of a team putting on a presentation or a musical for family and friends. Principal Nicky Goodwin adds, ‘I believe the Performing Arts are for everyone. They build confidence, develop skills you can use throughout your life and are a lot of fun, and it is a real pleasure to see the students progressing each week and enjoying every minute!’ There is no need to audition and places are offered on a first come first served basis. For further information and a prospectus please contact Nicky on 01865 763767 or email

Stagecoach Thame Weekly classes for ages 4-18 on Saturdays We offer high-quality training in all aspects of theatre performing, including: Voice Projection • Stage Craft • Improvisation Co-ordination • Character Development • Choreography Creative Work • Annual Performances No experience necessary - enthusiasm essential! Places are limited - so book now! For further information about our classes and parties or to book, contact: Nicky Goodwin • Stagecoach Thame 01865 763767 •

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Recipe of the Month

Red Onion Soup With Melting Gruyere Croutons Serves 4 - Ready in 1½ hours After all the indulgence and expense of Christmas and the New Year, this hearty soup is the perfect antidote. Ideal for a warming winter lunch or supper it’s simple to make, tastes delicious and doesn’t cost a fortune. Ingredients:

• 225g/8oz gol2 tbsp olive oil • 15g butter • 650g small red onions, peeled and thinly sliced • 2 tsp brown sugar • 1 tbsp flour • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard • 1.2litres beef or vegetable stock • Few sprigs fresh thyme, plus extra to garnish • Salt and freshly ground black pepper • 8 thin slices day old French bread • 75g Gruyere cheese, grated Method:

1. Heat the oil and butter in a large, deep heavy-based saucepan until the butter is sizzling. Add all the sliced onions and cook very gently over a low heat for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. 2. Sprinkle over the sugar and cover and cook for a further 38

15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are very soft and golden. 3. Stir in the flour and half the mustard and cook for 1 minute, then gradually stir in the stock. Add the thyme sprigs, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper (see Tip) and bring to the boil. 4. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 35-40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Adjust the seasoning to taste. 5. Lightly toast the slices of French bread on one side. Spread the untoasted sides with the rest of the mustard and top with the grated Gruyere cheese. Pop under a hot grill for 1-2 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbling. 6. Ladle the soup into warmed bowls and top each with two hot Gruyere croutons. Serve immediately garnished with thyme sprigs. TIP:

If you use stock made up from stock cubes taste the soup before adding any seasoning as some can be quite highly seasoned.

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Planting Bulbs  ‘In The Green’

With Christmas now behind us, we can start to look forward to Spring, and one of the first indications that the gardening season is nearly with us is the re-emergence of the Snowdrop. We sell the bulb in Autumn, but by far the best way to cultivate Snowdrops is to plant them ‘in the green’. The plants are in bunches, having been just lifted from the soil, and once planted in your garden will thrive, especially if you choose semi shady, moist position - such as under an established tree. We will have our Snowdrops ‘ in the green’ available from early February . There are many varieties of Snowdrop, the most popular being Galanthus Nivalis - the common Snowdrop, whilst Elwesii, the Greater variety, is, as the name suggests, altogether a bigger more showy example and can ultimately reach the height of 18” plus. Most gardeners are happy with these two varieties, however there are an increasing number of Galanthophiles, gardeners who are not content with the common Snowdrop, they will travel many miles to visit gardens that contain rare cultivars and are more than happy to pay big money for a bulb. For instance, one tiny bulb of the variety ‘Elizabeth Harrison’ was sold in February last year for £725! Yes, for just one bulb. The English Bluebell is also best planted  ‘in the green’. The variety you should look for is Hyacinthoides non42

Scripta. Best planted in rich soil amongst semi shade, Bluebells, like Snowdrops, will, after a number of years, naturalise and reward you with swathes of bright Spring colour. Whilst Snowdrops only need to be planted around 3 inches deep,to get the best results Bluebells require to be placed 6 inches down . Another bulb treated in the same way at this time of year is the Winter Aconite. They will flourish in any position, and a real bonus is they adore our chalky, alkaline soil. The Winter Aconite will give you a burst of rich yellow flowers, a real delight on a dark wintry morning. One thing to bear in mind with them is, after flowering, they need to be left to their own devices, so leave their foliage to fade away and die down naturally. By doing this, you will ensure they will flower again fully next Spring. Happy Gardening - see you soon,

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1st Princes Risborough Scout Group Beavers (6-8 years) - Fiona Turner (01844) 273406 Cubs (8-10½ years) - David Goddard 07880 507573 Scouts (10½ - 14½ years) - Alan Burniston 07711 606947 Explorer Scouts (14½-18 years) - Graham Heald 07545 784816 Bledlow Ridge Cricket Club Henry Hale 07530 203951 John Rolfe 07803 182336 Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway 01844 353535 Cross Keys Surgery 01844 344488 Chiltern Christian Fellowship 01844 275822 Churches Together in Risborough 01844 275855 Horsenden Tennis Club 01844 344022 Monday Art Group 01844 343606 Monks Risborough W.I. 01844 346345 Princes Risborough & District U3A 01844 343487 Princes Risborough Afternoon W.I 01844 345653 Princes Risborough Baptist Church 01844 274499 Princes Risborough Bowls Club Angela Adlam, Hon Sec 01844 345423 Princes Risborough Country Market 01844 347230 48

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Aston Rowant Primary School Aston Rowant CofE Primary is a small village school where children are nurtured and encouraged to learn within an environment based on Christian values. The needs of all abilities are met through strong teaching and focused support in small classes. A number of places have recently become available throughout the school. For any enquiries, please contact the school office on 01844 351671 or email: office.3180@aston-rowant. For more information on our school, please visit www.aston-rowant. Visits are most welcome. Badminton in Chinnor Interested in learning how to improve in a club or play at league level? Opportunities for those who know the basics and want more enjoyment. A friendly club, sociable and competitive. Come along on Tuesday evenings from 07.30pm at Chinnor Village Hall. Mill Lane Badminton Club - Roger Payne 01844 351959 Chinnor Players - Its pantomime time Chinnor Players will be performing “Half a sixpence” by Norman Robbins at Chinnor Village Hall, Church Road, Chinnor, from January 29th to Saturday 1st February. Curtain up Wednesday - Friday 7.30pm. Saturday the curtains go up at 11am, 2.30pm and 7.45pm. Tickets available from the Spar Stores in Church Road Chinnor, £7.50 or £5.00 concessions. Chinnor Village Hall Church Road Chinnor OX39 4PQ. Registered Charity No. 304285 Are you looking for a low cost local venue, with excellent facilities in which to hold a celebration, party, regular club meetings, or any other event? Then look no further than Chinnor Village Hall. Hire rates are negotiable and competitive Call the Booking Office on 07981 920426 or for further details, visit our website: or Follow us on Facebook!/pages/ Chinnor-Village-Hall/223492701104862

Chess Club Held weekly at Chinnor Scout Hut during term time only, every Wednesday from 6pm – 8pm. All proceeds to Chinnor Scouts (£1 per session) and everyone is welcome. For more details contact Mike Turton on 07877 897939. The Olive Branch Painters The Painters meet regularly Wednesday mornings in Studley Green Community Centre. Risborough Youth Club – Open For Business! Membership is open to any young person from in and around the town between 11 and 18 years of age. For further information, or to contact the Youth Club, you can visit the new ‘Risborough Youth Club’ Facebook page, or via the Town Council Princes Risborough Charter Market Don’t forget that the Princes Risborough Charter Market runs every Thursday in the High Street from 9am to 4pm. RSPB Aylesbury Group We are a friendly local group interested in birds, wildlife and habitat. We are not experts, but enjoy learning more about wildlife from our speakers. Everyone is welcome. We hold illustrated talks from Sept to Apr each year. Our next talks are on Jan 27th, Bear Mountain and the Pelican and Feb 24th Brian’s Birds - a look at local birds. Our meetings are held at the Prebendal Community Centre, Fowler Road, Aylesbury, HP10 7QW at 7.30pm and cost £4-50 including refreshments. For more details please contact or go to our website NHS Breastfeeding Support in Princes Risborough An NHS support group for breastfeeding mothers is now running alongside the baby clinic on Tuesday mornings at the Children’s Centre on Wellington Avenue, 10:30-11:30am. It is a drop-in service where mothers can consult trained breastfeeding counsellors and receive support and advice on breastfeeding 49


babies of any age. More information can be found at or by contacting Debbie Perfect on 01844 346803. Princes Risborough Country Market We are under the Market House, Market Square every Thursday morning 9 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. We re-open, after our break, on Thursday 6th February 2014 and welcome back all our customers. We will have our usual range of cakes, preserves, plants and craft. Do come and see us. For further information please look at our website at or ring Lorraine on 01844 347230 who will be very pleased to hear from you. Oasis Centre – Chilterns Christian Fellowship Oasis Centre, 9 Bell Street, Princes Risborough HP27 0DE. Pastors: Rev. Marcus Pawsey and Rev. Wendy Pawsey 01844 275822 Email Website: Sunday Morning: Coffee & Donuts at 10.00 am. Service at 10.30 am. Tues and Thurs 10 am – 1pm Oasis Coffee Lounge/Bookshop: Speciality Coffee/ Teas, Muffins. Tues 10 – 11.30 Mum & Toddlers Pop-in Friday 17th Jan. (fortnightly) 5pm – 6.15pm Breakout Kids Club The Princes Centre The Princes Centre is a centre run by the people of Princes Risborough for everybody who lives in the town and surrounding areas. Its’ primary mission is to provide a local base day care centre that can also be for the community to use, enjoy and to foster good community relationships. Full Day Members can choose to be regular attendees, coming to the centre for the whole day, joining in the day’s activities and having lunch. This would normally be for a specific day or number of days per week.  Half Day Members are similar to the full day but just staying for a morning or afternoon session, with or without lunch.  Anybody who would like to attend the centre should make contact with the 50

centre manager, Kim Challinor on 01844 345105. The staff at the Princes Centre work actively with people to help them work towards their personal goals. Fees start from £25 per day (depending on the type of support a person requires) and transport is available at just £5 per day. Our fundraising committee are holding twice monthly Cash Bingo sessions on the 2nd and fourth Tuesday of the month, eyes down 7pm, doors open 6pm. Dates for January and February are: January 14th and 28th & February 11th and 25th. Visit our website uk/fundraising for more information Millennium Hall, Lacey Green Coffee Morning - Every Thursday in the Millennium Hall, Lacey Green at 10am until midday. Everyone welcome! Monks Risborough W.I. We welcome our long standing members, some new members, and perhaps visitors who would like to see what we do. Meetings are held in the Whitecross Hall on the first Wednesday of each month, at 2.00pm. Speen W.I. Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of each month. Contact Barbara Collett on 01494 488348 for more details. 2nd January - Ethiopia with Wendy Black; 6th February - Hughenden Manor with Sarah Clay; 6th March - Native Woodland/ Ash Dieback with Paul Melarange. Princes Risborough Morning W.I. Wednesday 8th January – Jenny Robininson will give a talk on Ethiopia Wednesday 12th February - Susanne Carr will give a talk entitled ‘Spellbound’ 20 Paintings in the Wallace Collection Princes Risborough Afternoon W.I. Wednesday Jan 8th: Local Archaeology by Mr Paul Green, followed by a Competition: A teenage photo-guess who.

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Wednesday Feb 5th: Risborough 1st responders by Mr Geoff Clark, followed by a quiz. The meetings are at 2pm St Mary’s Parish Hall. Come & meet new friends Princes Risborough Methodist Church Hall to Rent For your meetings or children’s parties. Daytime and evenings available @ Princes Risborough Methodist Church. For information please call 01844 344705. Princes Risborough Sunday Markets New stallholder enquiries are always welcome and if you are interested in booking a stall or would like further information about the market, please contact: Please do come and support this local initiative which is organised by a small team of volunteers. Public car parks in the town are free on Sundays. Find us on Facebook – Princes Risborough Sunday Market Princes Risborough Music Society We meet on Tuesday evenings during the school term at Princes Risborough School, Merton Road. Rehearsals for our spring concert begin on 7th January 2014. We are always looking for new members. For further information about the society please contact Rosemary Scott-Smith on 01844 344083 or visit our website Our next performance will be a concert ‘Baroque Tea Party’ on March 16th at St Lawrence Church West Wycombe at 3.30pm. Tickets, price £12.00 to include afternoon tea, are available from 01844 342202 or bookable online at For further information about the society please contact Rosemary Scott-Smith on 01844 344083 or visit our website Chinnor Parish Council Monday 6th and 20th January 2014 at 7.30pm - Full Parish Meeting at the Parish Council Offices, 36 Station Road.

At the start of each meeting is a public forum section for 15 minutes. – full of up to date information and local contacts – log on & sign up for the online newsletter. Email us at or call during office hours on: 01844 353267. Notice-boards around the village by the Post Office, PC office, Henton and Old Kiln Lakes. The Parish Council offices are open Monday to Thursday 9am to 2.30pm. Friday 9am – 1pm. Waste Collection text and email reminders If you’re worried you’ll forget the right day when your bins will be collected over Bank Holidays or snow days why not sign up for a text reminder. Just send a message saying: waste and then your normal collection day to 07797 870370 and you will get a reminder the day before your collection. (text: waste tuesday) Available from the Parish Council Offices... Bus timetables and train times – all timetables available to collect. Application details for concessionary bus passes, food waste bags, dog waste bags and clear recycle bags. Leaflets on local events, walks and events – notice board displaying current events. Chinnor in Camera and St. Andrew’s Church books – great gift ideas. Plus loads more.... pop along and have a look around. Chinnor Youth Club The Whites Field Community Hall has recently been refurbished and is open for the Youth Club every Thursday evening from 7-9pm for all 11-17 year olds. Please pop along and join the youth club. Chinnor Good Neighbour Scheme For information on the scheme, to book a lift or assistance please call 01844 353500 Citizens Advice Bureau C.A.B now holds confidential sessions in a private office located in Chinnor Parish Council offices on a Thursday morning. For an appointment please call: 08444 111444. By appointment only. To advertise please call 07500 048230 or email



St Mary’s Church Details of our weekly services and events for the month can be found at In particular, everyone is welcome to our regular events: Thursdays 10.30 am: Coffee in the Chapter House. Fridays 10.00 am: pop In at the Princes Centre Clifford Road. Sunday 5 Jan and 2 Feb 2014 3pm. Open Door in the Chapter House (The best free tea in Princes Risborough!). Alpha Course @St Mary’s Church, Church Lane, Princes Risborough HP27 9AN –Every Wednesday between 15 Jan -26 Mar 2014 @ 7.30pm. The ‘Alpha Course’ is a fantastic opportunity to meet with like-minded people from our local community to explore all those big life questions which can spring to mind at this time of year, such as: “How can I make the most of the rest of my life?” “ Is there more to life than this?” “ What is Christianity, and is it true and relevant for me?” At St Mary’s, we will be hosting the ‘Alpha Course’ in our wonderful church facilities on Wednesday evenings from 15th January to 26th March. Each evening will include food, a short presentation and an opportunity for group discussion. We would love to see you there! Contact Number – Rev Jim Taylor -07749 816265 Princes Risborough Methodist Church A welcoming friendly Church with services each Sunday at 10.00am, together with Junior Church and Crèche during term time. After the service enjoy a chat over refreshments. Various activities/fellowship groups take place. Further information can be found at A school room is available to hire for meetings or children’s parties. For more information contact 01844 344705. Junior church and crèche 10am - 11am, during term time. All are welcome. Aylesbury Waterside Theatre For upcoming events and to book tickets call 0844 8717607 (bkg fee) or visit (bkg fee). 52

Thame Duellists Fencing Club Ever watched an Erroll Flynn movie and wanted to join in? Fancy yourself as a Jedi? Take up the Olympic sport of fencing and turn a swordfighting daydream into an exciting reality! Learn fencing with Thame Duellists Fencing Club, Thame Leisure Centre, Thursdays during term. 7-11 year olds 6pm; over 11s/adults from 6.45pm. Email thameduellistsfencingclub@ or contact club chairman James Kingston on 07947 049511 for more details. Risborough & District Model Railway Club The whole of the Community Centre in Princes Risborough is taken over one day in the spring each year, allowing local modellers to display their layouts and model making. Many layouts, trade support and demonstrations, light refreshments will be available including LOTS of HOMEMADE CAKES! The RISEX 2014 Model Railway Exhibition is being held on Saturday 22nd of February 2014, from 10.00am - 5.00pm at The Community Centre(adjacent to Springs swimming pool), Wades Park, Stratton Road, Princes Risborough, Bucks, HP27 9AX. Admission prices: Adults £3.00, Child £2.00. For more information contact Adrian Harford on 01296 415107, or email risexmanager@rdmrc. Look up our website: Risborough Rangers Football Club Local Derby between Risborough Rangers v Amersham Town on Saturday 28th January. Kick off at 3.00pm at Windsors, Horsenden Lane, Princes Risborough. Please check www. for confirmation of fixtures. Thame Flower Club Thame Flower Club is a group of ladies passionate about flowers. We meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Church House in the High Street, Long Crendon, HP18 9AL at 2pm, to watch and be entertained for approximately two hours by the very best flower demonstrators. We have a raffle to win the completed flower arrangements and finish the afternoon with tea and home made cakes. We are happy to answer any queries you may have, give us a ring on 01865 361281. If you feel you would like to sample a meeting we will be pleased to welcome you as a guest for the afternoon. We are a very (and we mean very) lively, friendly group who will welcome new members. DO COME AND JOIN US!

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The Chilterns Art Group The Chilterns Art Group was formed 21 years ago by local amateur artists who enjoyed the company of people who drew and painted. The group meet every Monday evening from 7pm-9.30pm at St Mary’s Church Hall, Princes Risborough (opposite the Church). Professional demonstrations are held every 3-4 months and Saturday workshops 3 times a year. Regular sessions with a professional tutor are held on the second Thursday morning of the month at 9.30am. On 10th February at St. Mary’s Hall at 7 o’clock there will be a demonstration by professional artist Toulla Hadjigeorgiou painting an acrylic landscape.  Entry is £5 and non-members are welcome. We have two vacancies for this class next year so if anyone is interested in learning more about this they can call Barbara on 01844 261882. We paint in all media: watercolour, acrylic, pastel etc and hold an Annual Art Show and sale. This is a friendly group who enjoy painting and we welcome new members of all abilities. Come and see us or call 01844 216882 for more information. Risborough Countryside Group The Risborough Countryside Group has commenced its autumn programme of indoor meetings. The meetings are held in the Carrington Room at Risborough Community Centre. Visitors are very welcome, admission £3. For details of our meetings, walks, field archaeology and wildlife conservation, please contact Francis Gomme at or 01844 274865  In the meantime, following our involvement in the intriguing dig at St Dunstans Parish church, Monks Risborough, our archaeology team continue with a full programme of local field events and activities. Contact Paul Green on 01844 346671 for further details. And with Brush Hill and Whiteleaf Hill nature reserves now in the safe hands of the Chiltern Society our conservation work is even more important if we are to maintain our rich diversity of sometimes unique local wildlife at these and other important wild sites near the town. Contact Roger Newman on 01844 274101 for more information about this element of our work.

Wines of the World Wines of the world. An informal wine tasting, no previous knowledge required.Held at Princes Risborough community centre, 3rd Monday of every month at 20:00 Tel: 07790149909 The Whitecross Hall Aylesbury Road, Monks Risborough. This ‘Village Hall’ has a polished sprung floor making it very suitable for dancing, Yoga, Zumba etc. Easy access with a kitchen, stage, free heating, free parking and being on the Risborough Green Bus route makes it perfect for regular or occasional meetings. For information please call 01844 343584. Risborough Area Community Bus Pick-ups by arrangement. Information and bookings - please call 07941 963097 Princes Risborough Music Society Princes Risborough Music Society is a thriving friendly Society of about 80 singers. The rehearsals are at Princes Risborough Secondary School on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm. New members are always welcome. Please contact the membership Secretary on 01844 344083 if you would like to join us. Future programme: Tea Concert at St Lawrence Church West Wycombe on 16th of March 2014 at 3.00pm. Programme to include works by Telemann and Bach. Autumn Concert at Wycombe Swan Theatre on Sun 23rd November 2014 at 7.30pm. Programme to include works by Mozart and Salieri. For tickets, look out for the posters or visit our website for more details If you would like to share information about a club or society local to you, please email us at or call us on 07712 816336. We would particularly like new community information from Speen, Lacey Green, Longwick, Chinnor and their surrounding villages (our new delivery areas). Please try to keep your entry to a maximum of 5 lines! 53


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