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Save the date Sunday 25 May 2014 T h e o r g a n i s e r s o f W en d o v e r Celebrates had a well received meeting on Thursday 23 May and have agreed on the date of Sunday 25 May. More detail about the event will follow. If you were unable to attend the meeting but would like to help, please contact:

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Sunday 2 June 2013 Congratulations to everyone who helped organise or took part in the Coombe Hill Run this year, especially Aylesbury Athletic Club. Thanks to the people who sent photos for the Wendover News website. Click on, and enter RUN into search, click through to the article and a short video.

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RAF Flypast date : Tuesdays 2 & 16 July at 1.30pm

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Party in the Garden at The Shoulder of Mutton*

13 July 2013 5pm – Family entertainment commences 7pm – The Cover Collective live 8.45 – Draw of the Grand Raffle 9pm – The Cover Collective return Face painting, surprise guests, hog roast, ice cream, live music, outside bar until late. Grand raffle with fabulous prizes!!! (tickets from the pub *HP22 6EJ). See pp4 & 22 for more

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Mondays 13.30 Wendover Baby/Toddler Group 0-5yrs term time. Wendover Memorial Hall, details 709791 Mondays The Rotary Club of Wendover & District, for meeting times see Mondays 19.30 -21.30 Bucks French Club, Holiday Inn, Weston Turville, except Bank holidays, details 07738 512664 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fridays JAZZERCISE classes to suit you : 07900 987230 St Michael & All Angels, A/ Clinton Mon, Tue, Thu Morning and Evening Adult, Teenager Yoga Classes. 01296 623543, History of Aston Clinton Exhibition Tue & Wed19.30 Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell : details 624089 Tuesdays 10.00 Simply Walk, meet at Wendover Clock Tower for easy walk approx 1 hour, details 01494 475367 13-15 July, 11-5 Tuesdays 10.15-10.45 Bounce & Rhyme for 18mths-5years and 11.15-11.45 for under 18mnths. Wendover Library Lunches, teas, cakes, plants and Tuesdays 13.30-15.30 artsmart Drawing for Absolute Beginners, Wendy Lewis Studio, Wendover 01494 670372 other stalls on 13 and 14 July Tuesdays 20.00 Wheelers & Dealers, Square Dance Club, Wendover Memorial Hall : 07731 776654 Tuesdays 20.00 IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall, or call 01296 612632 Great Horwood Silver Band We’days 09.30 Taster sewing classes, Fabric HQ, ......and more. We’days 19.45 - 20.45 Salsa Dance Classes at Wendover Royal British Legion, Bookings: 07767 234532 Thursdays 6.15 onwards : New Kung Fu classes for kids and adults Call Mark on 07809 403208 St Anne’s Hall. CONCERT Thursdays 19.00 Ballroom & Latin Dance Class / 20.00 : Dance, Wendover Memorial Hall, details 01442 865734 St Mary the Virgin W/Turville Thursdays 19.45 Wendover Choral Society, St. Mary’s Church Wendover. Details 01296 620450 SUNDAY 14th July 7.30pm Thursdays (2nd & 4th of each month) ‘Twins & More Group’ 0-5 years, Wendover Children’s Centre: 01296 621143 Fridays 10.00 Churches together in Wendover: Noah’s Ark Parent & Toddler Group, Wendover Christian Centre LUMINA - early music, Fridays 10.15-10.45 Story sessions for accompanied Preschoolers at Wendover Library. Free. 0845 2303232 ancient instruments, costume. Sundays 10.30 W Turville Union Chapel service. (Communion Service 1st Sunday of Month). All welcome Tickets £10 at door/Clocktower Sundays in the Summer 14.00-17.00 Sunday Afternoon Teas at St Mary’s Church.

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JULY Mon 01 19.30 Wendover Parish Council Meeting held in Wendover Library Room. All welcome Tue 02 18.00 Kimble & Ellesborough Hortic. Soc: Garden Visit to be confirmed especially pre and early Tue 02 20.15 Management Committee of Wendover Memorial Hall AGM. All welcome. See advert below post WWII, required by collector. Thu 04 19.00 Wendover Library Reading Group : For details call 07979 855047 Fair prices paid for suitable items Thu 04 10.00-12.00 Sale –Hand painted furniture, pictures, etc. Wendover Library 07815 519657 See advert p2 Sat 06 19.30 Wendover Music Concert: Hilliard Ensemble (vocal quartet), St Mary’s Church, See advert p2 Call Keith in Northampton Sun 07 12.00-16.00 Summer Fete Chilterns MS Centre—lots of stalls, games, bouncy castle & bar. See p 4 01604 406893 Sun 07 14.00-16.30 Kimble & Elles. Hortic. Soc: Summer Show, Stewart Hall, Little Kimble Sun 07 18.00 CONCERT in aid of Breast Cancer at St Mary’s Church. Tues 09 19.45 Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide local support group, for details call 07890 973751 Tue 09 19.45 W. Evening WI, Tales from the Kitchen, Dru Ellis, St Anne’s Hall, Wed 10 19.00 Grandparents Association Support Group, Holiday Inn Weston Turville Call 01296 582614 Thu 11 10.30-11.30 Thursday Club. Free entry. W. Library Room Thu 11 13.00-15.00 Carers Bucks visit to World’s End Garden Centre. See article on page 4 Thu 20:00 W T Horticultural Society, W T Village Hall 29 July Sat 13 17.00 til late Party in the Garden at The Shoulder of Mutton See article on page 5 10am to 12pm Sat 13 23.59 Florence Nightingale Midnight Walk See article on page 5 St. Anne’s Hall Sun 14 10.00 Rennie Grove Hospice Walk to Remember Halton House See article on page 5 Sun 14 12.00-15.00 W. Society Jazz Picnic: Melody Room Jazz Band at The Red House Garden,620450 Featuring Sun 14 18.30 Contemplative Fire Gathering at St Mary’s Church 6.15 for 6.30pm start. 2nd Sun of month the 2,000 year old Hill Fort Sun 14 19.30 St Mary the Virgin W/Turville Lumina in concert. See advert on page 2, article on page 6 Mon 15 Copy date for AUGUST edition of Wendover News-adverts, articles, payments in BEFORE 15 July at Wendover Woods Tue 16 Wendover Horticultural Society—FULL DAY OUTING TO AVEBURY. Apply please contact 622334. Sat 20 10.30-11.30 Book Club. Very informal with coffee and cake and discussion (3rd Sat of month) All welcome Sat 20 09.00-13.00 Local Produce Market : Manor Waste outside Budgens Sat 20 11.00-16.00 Chiltern Brewery Open Day. See article on page 6 PILATES WORKS Sun 21 10.00-14.00 Princes Risboro Farmers Market. High St. PR. Free Parking. (3rd Sun of Each Month) Sat 21 Jigsaw Garden Party Aylesbury Rugby Club. See article on page 6 Ellesborough Road - Wendover Mat and Studio Work Sun 21 14.00-16.30 Cream Teas, Church of the Resurrection, Dunsmore. Ample Parking. Thu 25 Raffle in Wendover Market for CCTV Cameras. See letter on page 21 Aqua & Swimming 1 to 1 Fri 26 20.00 Weston Turville Historical Society: Weston Turville Village Hall (4th Fri of month) or small groups (private pool) Summer Swimming crash courses Sat 27 10.00-16.00 Bucks Family History Soc Open Day & Fair, Grange School, Wendover Way, HP21 7NH Sun 28 15.00-17.00 Cream Teas at St Mary the Virgin Church, Weston Turville 31 July and1 & 2 AUGUST Mon 29 10.00-12.00 Wendover Society Coffee Morning, St Anne’s Hall, All Welcome Call Liz Ward 01296 625993


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Saturday 6th July, 7.30 at St Mary's Church, Wendover

The Hilliard Ensemble Tickets £14 (concsns £13) Children (+5 years) £1 from Wendover, Princes Risborough and Aylesbury Tourist Information Offices. Credit Card Hotline – call Aylesbury Visitor Information Centre – 01296 330559. (Booking fee will apply)

WENDOVER MUSIC JAZZ EXTRA Saturday 19th October, 7.30 at St Mary's Church, Wendover The Chris Garrick & John Ethridge Quartet Tickets £10 Children (+5) £1 from Wendover Tourist Information Office.

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Events Sunday afternoon teas at St Mary’s

Sundays 2-5pm, St Mary’s Centre Tea and homemade cakes. Why not come and relax in the friendly atmosphere and take a look around the beautiful church? Open every summer Sunday.

Wendover Music, The Hilliard Ensemble

Saturday 6 July, 7.30 at St Mary's Church, Wendover. The last concert in the regular Wendover Music series 2013 features the Hilliard Ensemble: one of the world's finest vocal chamber groups performs highlights of 40 years of music making and performs choral favourites from across the ages. Unrivalled for its formidable reputation in the fields of both early and new music, The Hilliard is one of the world's finest vocal chamber groups. Its distinctive style and highly developed musicianship engage the listener as much in medieval and renaissance repertoire as in works specially written by living composers. Then in the autumn we can look forward to Wendover Music Jazz Extra.

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10 High Street, Wendover. Saturday 19 Oct, 7.30 at St Mary's Church, Wendover The Chris Garrick & John Ethridge Quartet present an Tel: 01296 623378 evening of jazz, including musical tributes to Stephane NOW open for longer Grappelli and Django Reinhardt. CHRIS GARRICK is the The new opening times are: world's leading jazz violinist and is at home on the South Bank as a soloist or in a seedy jazz club; Nigel Kennedy is Mon to Fri 7:00 am to 5:30 pm his biggest fan. With John Etheridge, who tours as a duo Saturday regularly with classical guitarist John Williams and who 7:00 am to 4:00 pm played with Stephane Grappelli for five years in the 1970s, Sunday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm they recreate the famous Grappelli and Django Reinhardt We sell Newspapers, Magazines, Lottery, Stationery, Confectionery sound as well as performing their own compositions and deliver newspapers and magazines, too—details on page 11

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Concert for Breast Cancer Care

Fun Dog Show

Sat 6 July, 2pm,St Leonards Hall & Field Chilterns Dog Rescue Society 50th Anniversary Fete and Fun Dog Show: Stalls, refreshments and entertainment. registration from 1.30pm.

Summer Horticultural Show

Sunday 7 July, 2-4pm, Stewart Hall Classes include flowers including sweet peas and roses, vegetables, fruit and floral art. Delicious home-made cream teas will be available. Regular meetings of Kimble and Ellesborough Horticultural Society are held at 8.00 pm every 1st Tuesday of the month (except January and August) at Stewart Hall, Little Kimble. If you would like more information about the society, please ring Tessa Madden on 01296 612648. You can also visit our website for further information.

Summer Fete

Sunday 7 July, 6pm, St Mary’s We have a number of fabulous local musicians playing, including Bill Houghton, ex principal trumpet of the BBC Symphony Orchestra; wonderful pianist Adrian Johnson who is accompanying a short black and white Buster Keaton film; the fantastic GillyBillies playing mandolin and accordion; talented children from nearby Tring School and Beechwood Park School; folk group Long Lankin, who have recently recorded their first CD, to name a few. Penny Harrison and Becky Willoughby are raising money for our trek to Machu Picchu in Peru in September 2013, to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer Care. We are funding ourselves to get to Peru, so ALL the money that we raise will go directly to Breast Cancer Care. Please come along to support all our wonderful musicians and support a hugely worthwhile cause. Tickets £10/£5, W en d o v e r Clock Tower, 01296 696759/01442 891678, on the door.

Visit World’s End Garden Centre

Sun 7 July 12 – 4pm Chilterns MS Centre A great opportunity to have some fun and visit the newly opened MS Centre, HP22 5LX. There will be lots of stalls and games along with bouncy castles, BBQ and bar.

Thursday 11 July from 1.00 – 3.00pm Carers’ Support Group — for family carers: Come for a wander around the garden centre and then have tea and cake in the Garden Restaurant. Also you will be able to ask any questions you might have about your caring role. For details telephone 0300 777 2722 or go to

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Party in the Garden

Sat 13 July 2013, 5 til late, The Shoulder Yes, The Shoulder of Mutton is hosting another family extravaganza so that we can all celebrate the summer in style while supporting Wendover’s Youth Centre. There will be family entertainment in the relaxed and child friendly garden of the Shoulder of Mutton in Wendover, HP22 6EJ. Enjoy face painting, surprise guests, ice cream and party dances for the kids while grown ups will enjoy live music from the The Cover Collective Band, a hog roast (kindly donated by Kings Farm Shop), a giant raffle and a late outside bar. The Shoulder of Mutton has kindly donated all proceeds of the raffle and outside bar to the Youth Centre so if you are able to offer a prize please contact the pub directly and help Wendover Youth Centre. See also p 22

Florence Nightingale Gemstone Walk

Sat 13 July, 11.59pm Help us to reach a grand total of £250,000 this year by doing something special this summer. The Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity’s Gemstone Midnight Walk is back – bigger and better than ever, encouraging ladies to don their trainers & pink flashing bunny ears


I am looking for a private house cleaning position in Wendover area and take on this fantastic challenge in aid of the local Hospice. h t t p : / / Well groomed local former professional middle aged woman seeking new direction. Walk to Remember Sunday 14 July, Halton House Rennie Grove Hospice Care is launching a brand new event this Summer offering local people the chance to undertake a sponsored walk in a peaceful and inspiring environment in memory of special people they have lost. Walk to Remember will follow a 10 km circular route starting and finishing in the beautiful grounds of Halton House near Wendover and including a rest stop at the charity’s Memorial Woodland in Wendover itself.

Halton House is not usually open to the public and is being made available by the kind permission of RAF Halton. Walkers will continue on into Wendover Woods and wind their way down to our Memorial Woodland near Bacombe Lane before looping round and heading back to Halton House along the Grand Union Canal. Squadron Leader Jamie Cameron, Officer Commanding Logistics Supply Training Squadron at RAF Halton is delighted to welcome the Walk to Remember.

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Lumina Concert

Sun 14 July, 7.30pm, St Mary’s W Turville LUMINA perform early music on ancient instruments in costume at National Trust properties and for Civic occasions for Aylesbury Vale District Council, so we should be in for a great performance.

We need volunteers to help with Chiltern Brewery Open Day all aspects of our work Saturday 20 July, HP17 0TQ, 11am-4pm

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You will be able to meet and talk to the brewers in a relaxed and friendly environment and find out more about the heritage of this family owned brewery that now runs to over 30 years and the fascinating story behind the craft of the artisan brewer. There will also be the chance to visit the fabulous brewery shop and sample some of the lovely awardwinning beers and amazing chandlery including wonderful food products, many like

the Barley Wine Fruit Cake actually made with Chiltern Brewery beers. The brewery shop also stocks an amazing range of other mouth-watering offerings including English Whisky, from The English Whisky Co. based in Norfolk, English Vodka, and locally made fruit and clear gin from local company Fox Denton, many of which will be available to sample on the day. THERE IS NO NEED TO BOOK YOU CAN JUST POP IN!

Jigsaw Garden Party

21 July, Aylesbury Rugby Club Help celebrate 25 years of the work of Jigsaw Theatre Company, Registered Charity Number 2536865. The charity encourages local disabled folk – whatever their disability, physical or mental - to take part in the performing arts. It is based at Queen’s Park Centre in Aylesbury. This is the charity’s only annual fund raising event and provides the financing for the charity’s work. That work has been so successful and popular with its members that we have recently started a second group of performers, enabling twice as many local disabled folk to participate. For 10 years, this Garden Party has been growing and now attracts over 150 people so a bigger venue has been found at Aylesbury Rugby Club HP22 5RN


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The show will be hosted by Dez Kay of Stoke Mandeville Hospital Radio ( and feature Paul Megram ( aka Colonel Custard. Over lunch you will also be entertained by the sophisticated strings of ZHL. ZHL will be followed by a short performance by both groups of Jigsaw’s actors, so that you can see who and what you are really supporting. Jigsaw’s performance will be followed by a charity auction of some great donated items, conducted by a surprise auctioneer! The afternoon’s entertainment will then continue with local comedian & after dinner speaker, Russ Williams ( Top of the bill are the Duo Julienne Music, with Scott, who lives in Weston Turville and founded Julienne Music in 1994, on keyboards and vocals, with partner vocalist Sarah, who will keep you entertained (and hopefully dancing!) until 7.30 p.m. or so.

Open Day, a free event having something for everyone - whether beginner or experienced researcher - and wherever your ancestors came from. Research facilities will be available, parish register transcripts and other research aids on sale, with lots of free help and advice on hand, including a talk for beginners. There will be the opportunity to meet guest family history societies from around the country, representatives of local history societies, and a wide range of commercial suppliers of maps and books, software, archival materials and services. Buckinghamshire's major family history event is Free, and will take place from 10am to 4pm at The Grange School, Wendover Way, Aylesbury HP21 7NH.

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Mon 29 July, 10 to 12noon, St Anne’s Hall Showers, Water Softeners, C/Heating The next Wendover Society Coffee Morning will feature a talk about the Boddington Hill 07967 638527 01296 625447 Wendover Fort in Wendover Woods by Forestry Commission ranger Colin Bradley. Colin will David Small tell us how the restoration of the iron age Building Contractor fort (600 BC) is progressing thanks to the For all your building needs from work of volunteers from the Chiltern Society. brickwork and patios to All are welcome to enjoy delicious cakes alterations and extensions and other refreshments and meet interesting 01296 582215 people at St Anne’s Hall from 10 to 12am.

25 July, Manor Waste Thursday Market See letter on page 21 for full story.

Bucks Family History Soc Open Day

Sat 27 July, 10-4, The Grange School Family historians from all parts of the county and beyond will be heading for Aylesbury on Saturday 27th July, when Buckinghamshire Family History Society holds its annual

Cream Teas at W Turville Church 28 July, 3-5pm, St Mary the Virgin Tranquil setting, delicious refreshments.

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Future Events

Rotary Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Wed 14 August, Weston Turville Village Hall & grounds The Teddy Bears’ Picnic returns after a gap for the Royal Jubilee Celebrations but in a different venue. Bearing in mind the weather in recent years, a new venue was sought so it has transferred to Weston Turville Hall and grounds.

Wendover Evening WI Quiz

for Clock Tower, Sat 7 Sep, W Mem Hall Another great opportunity to support the Wendover Clock Tower Restoration Fund: Wendover Evening WI is hosting a quiz night. Tickets are £12 to include ploughman's platter. Licensed bar available. Splendid Raffle. All proceeds in aid of Wendover Clock Tower project. Tickets contact Margaret Stacey 01296 614552 or Jinty Pyke e-mail: or write to 10 Petersfield, Stoke Mandeville, HP22 5XU.

Wendover Free Church Open Day

Saturday 14 Sept, W Christian Centre To celebrate our 30th Anniversary, Wendover Free Church is holding an Open Day on Saturday 14th September. Many exciting and interesting activities are planned, some especially for younger people. There will be food (of course), a performance space, displays, crafts, games and plenty more. More details, including the times when you may visit, will be available nearer the time. Please book the date and come along to join in the fun!

Wendover Memory Walk

Sunday 29th September 2013 The Wendover Memory Walk takes you through Wendover

Woods to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer's Society. There is a choice of three routes depending on your fitness level: 1K, 3K and 5K. They are all on grass and woodland paths. There will be a warm up before the walk, a children's quiz and flapjacks as well as a raffle. There is also a café on site. If the weather is good please bring a picnic and enjoy it on the grass with us. We are meeting in Wendover Woods Main Car Park Area at 10am. Registering for the walk is free and can be done online at or by calling 0845 3060 898.

Strictly Florence

Sunday 6 October, Waterside Theatre Aylesbury Are you up for the dancing challenge of a lifetime and have a pair of glitzy dancing shoes at the ready? Then, why not encourage a friend or partner to take part in the forthcoming Strictly Florence event with you – a ballroom dancing extravaganza, taking place at Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre (main auditorium) in celebration of Florence Nightingale Hospice’s 25th Anniversary year. Strictly Florence will feature VIP appearances from Craig RevelHorwood of BBC Strictly Come Dancing fame and celebrity chef, presenter and writer Lotte Duncan (with more special guests to be announced). For information on how to enter, contact the Florence Nightingale Hospice Fundraising Team on 01296 429975. Once the entrants have committed, the charity will choose ten couples to proceed with training for the event. The ten chosen couples must commit to six weeks of dance training from August 25th-September 29th (one night a week on a set day/time) and will need to have their own dancing shoes. Further terms & conditions apply.


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Your homework is to respond by 11 July to the EIA consultation. There are 4,500 of you within 1 km of the line. This is rushed because HS2 needs to file the Hybrid bill by the end of 2013. HS2 are “consulting” in the Memorial Hall on 29 June. WHS2 has prepared notes (see website), but the EIA draft detail is very perfunctory. Noise diagrams assume perfect trains with low noise performance. These are supposed to be “proven technology” but they don’t exist as yet. HS2 believes that the “settlement” of Wendover is in Chiltern District and has done no assessment of the impact on the village and its tourism.


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Four days in Court: what we supported through HS2AA Day One: HS2AA argued that a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) of the route options should have been done first, was legally needed and was not done (it was all rushed by Labour ahead of the election). In December, the Judge ruled that the Government did not constrain Parliament by Construction will be over three years 2018- only proposing one option as it was like a 2020 (starting mid 2017 with footpath private developer. closures). The first thing will be digging a Day two: In court, the Government argued huge cutting along the west side of the that it does not tell Parliament what to do so village. A large semicircular roof is then built another route could be chosen. In over the top. This is mostly above the ground Parliament, the Government suddenly said it level; only over Ellesborough road is it will allow time in the hybrid bill to consult on eventually buried. The option of a bored the final EIA. tunnel under the Chilterns is dismissed with Days Three and Four: the government no evidence given. Demand a real tunnel. argued that it could do the SEA if needed The Wendover area has been fantastic at within the hybrid bill !! HS2AA repeated that supporting the appeal. We donated £15,000. the SEA had to be done first and that the Jan It is never fun paying lawyers but the 2012 decision set the framework for all future government has been acting tough on costs. decisions on HS2 as it will be hard for The appeal was on 10 June. The result Parliament to consider anything else. The should be known in July but is unlikely to be three judges might refer this to Europe or they may give an opinion. conclusive.

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July 2013

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John Hampden Fun Run April 21 2013 Many thanks to all the parents, children and helpers who took part in the John Hampden Fun Run. Springtime snow put a stop to our original date of the 24 March, but we were rewarded by a beautiful sunny day on 21 April. 47 people took part in the challenging 5k and 10k run through the beautiful Wendover Woods, and over 50 children ran in the 1k event, raising almost £1500 for the school and all getting fitter at the same time. I would also like to thank the Forestry Commission for letting us run on their trails and the Harpenden Building Society for providing the refreshments. We do hope this will become an annual event.

Wendover Community Lunch for Christian Aid 2013

Nearly 100 people from the Churches and Community gathered together for an excellent Ploughman’s Lunch in The Christian Centre on Tuesday 7 May. We hope, whether you came on your own, or with friends, you felt a warm welcome.

over £700 to Christian Aid.

The local Committee are very grateful to all who came, and to local shops and businesses who helped with donations of money or gifts including Julian’s, Number One, The Pack Horse, Agora, Rumseys, Co-op, Budgens, Worlds End Garden Centre, No2 Pound Street, Lady Grey tea-rooms, Crumbs, Robina, Tesco, Ashco (Aylesbury), Morrisons, Marks and Spencer, Antiques at Wendover, Scruples, Costa Coffee.

Plant Sale

The annual Plant Sale run by Wendover Free Church on Saturday 18 May raised just over £1000, despite the cold spring weather and hailstone attacks on young plants early in May. Many thanks to all who came along, regulars or new customers. All proceeds with be sent for projects in Jinja, Uganda.

Christian Aid Week

The Christian Aid Committee would like When the takings were combined with to thank all those who returned their red what was earned with the Cake Stall envelopes during Christian Aid Week and Raffle, we have been able to send with donations which will benefit some

of the neediest people in the world. We are especially grateful to those who made a special effort to give in their envelope having missed the door-to-door collection! Without a huge team of volunteers we could only cover a fraction of the streets and so special thanks are due to all who generously gave their time. We collected over £3500 which has been sent to Christian Aid.

Coombe Hill Run

Paul & Mel, of The White Swan, would like to thank all involved in organising the Coombe Hill Run 2013, another wonderful event & day. Congratulations to all the competitors, especially the ‘White Swan’ team whose efforts have helped raise in excess of £1200 to be divided between ‘The Aylesbury Area Disabled Club’ & ‘The Chiltern Dog Rescue Society’. A big thank-you to all who donated especially Dayla, JFC Eng, Dove Networks & W JG Distribution. Well done all! Editor’s note: a selection of photos and a short video of the Run can be seen on the W endover News website ww w. we n d o v ern e ws .c o. uk . T yp e Coombe Hill Run into the Search facility.

News from Wendover Health Centre 01296 623452 Changes to Usual Opening Hours state this early in the consultation, this to discuss them with your usual GP who On Wednesday 17 July we will be will allow for you and your doctor to agree on priorities for the time available. closed from 13:00 for staff training. It is not always be possible for the Dr N Arif replacing Dr C Collier doctor to deal with all of the problems in Dr Nighat Arif, who has been working one appointment, and therefore she or with us as a locum since February, has he may ask you to return on another been appointed to a six session salaried occasion. position to replace Dr Catherine Collier from 1 July 2013. We are very pleased Changes to the NHS to welcome her to the doctor team at On 1 April 2013 the NHS in England saw its biggest reorganisation ever. Wendover. Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) Making the most of your appointment are now at the cornerstone of the Appointments with doctors and nurses management of the NHS. CCGs are timed at 10 minute intervals. In commission the majority of health order to make the best use of the time services, including acute and elective available when you see the doctor or hospital care and mental health nurse, please try and be clear about services, handling 60% of the NHS what it is you are concerned about and budget. All GP practices are part of a what you are expecting from the CCG; Westongrove belongs to the appointment. It may help to write down Aylesbury Vale CCG, which covers a a few notes to make sure you population of about 200,000 in the remember everything that is important northern half of Buckinghamshire. If to you. If you have more than one you have any specific concerns about problem you wish to discuss please your hospital treatment, please continue

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If you are travelling outside the UK for your holidays you should take out insurance that will cover you for any health emergencies that may occur. Remember to declare any long-term conditions that you are suffering from, otherwise you will not be covered for any problems that occur related to that condition. Within Europe you should also carry an up-to-date European Health Insurance Card; these are available free of charge from the Department of Health (see http:// Healthcareabroad/EHIC/Pages/ Introduction.aspx).

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Business Forum

Post Office Newspaper Delivery The shop continues to sell a full range February 2013. It was an immediate Have your daily newspaper and magazines delivered to you via your local Post Office. Wendover Post Office announces the launch of Wendover News Express: it has been delivering newspapers and magazines with effect from 17 June 2013. Newspapers are delivered to Wendover, Halton, Aston Clinton, Weston Turville, Butlers Cross, Terrick, Kimble, Dunsmore, The Lee, Ellesborough and other local areas. Choose a combination of weekday only, weekend only or all week delivery of newspapers and magazines. Payment accepted by standing order or in Wendover Post Office Shop.

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Weston Turville Reservoir

A reader has alerted Wendover News to the recent appearance of 2 parallel fences which prevent walking access on the only path that was directly next to the water’s edge, at Weston Turville Reservoir. It is now impossible to walk near enough to the water to be able to see frogspawn and tadpoles or for children to “fish” with their little nets or even see this beautiful expanse of water from the whole northern side of the reservoir which has such a calming effect on children and adults alike. There is now only one very short concrete path from where the public can view the lake at the top end near Weston Turville, but you can’t access the water’s edge from that side. You cannot see the lake as you walk round the rest of the paths, now that the whole north side path has been blocked off. It seems that a local Angling Club has erected these fences so they can fish without members of the public disturbing them. It would therefore appear that they have not considered the effect on families and others who regularly visit the reservoir as a leisure facility and for contact with nature. Local interested parties including the Canal and Rivers Trust and BBOWT have been contacted. The investigation is at an early stage, but please contact Wendover News if you have any information to add - especially if you are concerned about blocking public access to the reservoir water’s edge.

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14 July 2013

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16 July 2013

WAT Open Day

The Restoration team is working Unfortunately the systematically re-profiling and lining day coincided with t h e c a n a l b e d f r om D r a yt o n the annual sheep Beauchamp back to the first wooden shearing, so space footbridge. Block laying was the order was limited. Not all of the day. Their boots were covered in visitors arrived by a few inches of sticky mud, the result car, several cycled of heavy rain in the week leading up to and a number the working party. walked. We even picked up some Walking towards the canal, photo: Katherine Deaney walkers along the Back at the church there was plenty of towpath who wondered what was time to sit down and enjoy the going on. Margaret Leishman and her band of afternoon complete with pre-booked volunteers made copious cups of tea sunshine. We were very lucky with the Michael and Greta Wright did a roaring and served many slices of handmade weather, not too hot or wet and cold. trade selling Grand Draw tickets and cakes. Mervyn Ramsay was on hand Jill Pearce sold a range of Trust to take the heat out of the situation This event wouldn’t have been merchandise. Beryl Martin deputised with ice lollies. The Knights of possible without for Katherine tak ing Harmony Barbershop Chorus staged the organisation membership applications. two spellbinding performances in the lead by Katherine Retired restoration church, a chance for visitors to sit Deane y, J ohn volunteers Barry Martin and down and get out of the sun. Re ynol ds and Brian Lansley talked to Jenny Brice, not to visitors about the St Mary’s vicar Reverend Elizabeth mention all the restoration and history of Moxley stayed all afternoon and was other volunteers the Arm. Chris Sargeant, instrumental in allowing the Trust to who made the day Margaret Dunn, John use the Church as a base, arranging a success. Reynolds and Jenny Brice Walking along the canal, photo: David Lonsdale for furniture to be borrowed and took four large groups of visitors down neighbouring farmer Bob Woodman If you enjoyed the day or would like to to the restoration site to see the work for allowing car parking in his field. come to a future open day, why not first hand. Restoration Director Roger offer your services? Contact Katherine Leishman gave a talk and answered Martin Deaney and Peter Elwin did a to volunteer – Tel: 07547 181857 or questions, such as when will it be magnificent job of shoe-horning as email at finished. many cars into the field as possible. Hundreds of people enjoyed a glorious af ter n o on in t he Chilterns, meeting at St Mary’s, Drayton Beaucham p. Four guided tours took visitors down to the restoration site to see the volunteers in action restoring the canal.

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July 2013

Club Corner

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Club Corner

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Wendover Guides gives local girls the opportunity to have fun, challenge themselves and develop and gain confidence in a safe environment. The girls, aged between ten and fourteen, are very enthusiastic and enjoy coming to the weekly meetings to try outdoor activities, crafts and badge work and to work in teams. The current leader of the Monday evening Guides is moving away from the area. There are two other adult volunteers who help plan events and run the meetings but a third adult is required. Previous experience is not needed as all necessary training will be given. If you enjoy working with young people, helping your community and are interested in volunteering to take on this very rewarding role, or would like to find out more, please phone Mary on 01296 624464 or email : or Diana on 07932 129216 or .

Mid Bucks Beekeepers

June was a good month for the honeybee, with colonies

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G Robinson’s 33, McPartlan 20* and Clyde Breetzke’s 3 wickets. Meanwhile the 2nd XI have found the going tough with weakened early season teams and have had 4 consecutive defeats which leaves them 8th in Division 2.

With the delayed buildup, it is likely that swarming will continue throughout July. If you suspect that you have discovered a swarm please verify it on our website and then call our Swarm Officer on 07850 085 767. This month’s Apiary meeting is on Wednesday 17 July and will be themed on products of the hive.

George Robinson has been scoring heavily on Sundays with 76 at Farnham Royal and 53 at Long Marston, where brother Matt outscored him with 76, yet it hasn’t been enough to win games. The best bowling was Seb Barr’s 3 for 25 and Chris Hunt has twice taken 2 wickets.

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Wendover Swimming Association

WSA continues to hold discussions with the John Colet School about re-opening the Pool for the summer. We hope that by the time you are reading this there will be more news, which will be posted on our website at . Members will be sent an email if there is any significant news to report. Please do complete our on-line survey to help WSA understand what you would want from the Pool if it could be re-opened. You can find the survey at https:// or by going to our web site: where there is a link you can follow.

If the Pool re-opens, WSA will need more volunteers including life guards, first aiders, pool managers and administrators. Without them the Pool could not be kept open. If you can spare any time or expertise to help WSA in its work please contact us: membership@wendoverswimmingassociatio

Wendover Community Library Do you enjoy working with people? Can you use a computer? With the summer holidays approaching, we need some friendly volunteers to train as Counter Assistants. If you enjoy working with children you may like to become involved with our Children’s Activities. If you are interested, pop in and talk to our Libr ar y Manager, Susan Morton, or chat to one of our volunteer Counter Assistants. Alternatively, please phone Carol Chapman - 623730 or Elizabeth Richards - 624232.

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20 July 2013 Nick Taylor

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Decking, Walls, Drives, Lawns, Farewell our County Councillor Ponds, Patios, Paths and all As my term of office as a County Councillor General Landscaping comes to an end, I would like to thank you Wendover (01296) 696840 all for the support you have given me and

the confidence you have shown in me to represent you on Buckinghamshire County DEBBIE TOLPUTT Council. It has been a great privilege to taste represent Wendover and Halton; great fun at FOOD FOR FUN, FAMILY AND times, but also a real challenge in the FRIENDS increasingly difficult financial situation that 01296 624140 or all local authorities have had to face. I wish 07780 900936 my successor the very best for his time as your Councillor. I sincerely hope that he will work closely with our District and Parish Councillors for the benefit of our  communities. It is really important that Wendover and Halton – and now of course Cupboards part of Stoke Mandeville – have a Alcove Units constructive voice on County Council Wardrobes matters. I am not bowing out completely, and will continue to do my best in other Bookcases ways for the villages I have represented for Kitchens the past 14 years. Marion Clayton


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Address Book Lost

I inadvertently left my address book in either the Post Office on Wednesday 5 June. If anyone found an Address Book between the Post Office to Lloyds Bank and up to Holland Close please would you hand it into the Wendover News Office Name & address supplied

Spectacles Found

At the end of May, we had a pair of spectacles handed in to us (Ivan Cammack Optometrist). They were found on one of the benches in the High Street. They are a pair of good quality lightweight semi-rimless ladies frames with thinner varifocal lenses. They don’t appear to have been dispensed by us. Please call in to the practice at 23 High Street or call us on 01296 625892 if you think these may be your spectacles. Paul Minton FBDO Ivan Cammack Optometrist, Wendover

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A brief word of thanks to all those helpers and guests alike who made our Annual Supper such a lovely occasion. All in all, attendance, raffle and generous donations generated a surplus from the evening of £902 towards the replacement of our mobile clinic vehicle. Mike Spain


I am writing to express my shock to hear that somebody hurled a brick through the window of the car used by the Children's Centre. The Children's Centre provides a valuable resource to families like ours in the village and the car is used by staff not only to move equipment and staff members around but also allows them to provide a taxi

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service for children who otherwise wouldn't be able to attend certain sessions. This mindless act of vandalism would have put the car out of action for as long as it took to fix the window and a staff member away from regular duties as they took it to be mended. The car is not only used at the Wendover centre but other centres in the local area too, so there would have been a knock on effect.

I'm really saddened that a low cost, high value resource available to young families has suffered at the hands of some bored and stupid individual(s) who have nothing better to do than cause damage for kicks. The Children's Centre is run by Barnardo’s as a charity, often relying on donations and volunteers so I am sure that they can little afford extra outgoings like this. No doubt there are many other families in Wendover who appreciate the brilliant service provided by the team there and who would echo my thoughts. Let’s hope this never happens again. Name & address supplied

Raffle: Response to Vandalism

You maybe aware that during half term some ne’er-do-wells put the Children’s Centre’s car out of action with a brick through the window. The impact locally was quite severe and obviously impacted on the

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care and assistance that was provided to the vulnerable, disabled and families in need of support. They provide great things from Daddy Cool bi weekly group (children under 5) to baby massaging and first aid courses. Therefore with the assistance of Wendover retailers, I have decided to organise a raffle. Prizes have been very generously donated by Peach Lane Studios, The Chequers Weston Turville, Rumseys, A Little Bird Told Me Gallery, Number One, No2 Pound Street, The Shoulder of Mutton to name but a few. More prizes are arriving daily. The draw will take place on the afternoon of Thursday 25 July at the weekly market where I will be selling tickets on a charity stall. I am trying to raise enough to donate and install a CCTV for the Centre. Raffle tickets will be available through the Clock Tower, Peach Lane photography and myself ADH Window Cleaning. I will happily come to your door by your invitation to save you coming out. Please telephone me on 07777 654383. In addition to the draw, I have a signed Wasps rugby shirt which is being framed by la little bird and will be either auctioned locally or on EBay . If anyone wishes to bid locally, please contact Wendover News using the contact details on the front page or through Wendover News Facebook. Anthony Davison-Hoult

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WYC is the beneficiary this year of the Party in the Garden at The Shoulder of Mutton, HP22 6EJ on Saturday 13 July from 5pm to late. Please see front page and page 04 for more details.

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County Council last year and now must become self-sustaining or face closure. WYC, geographically and metaphorically at the heart of Wendover’s youth community – opposite the John Hampden School, Liz Brown General Hatha Yoga Pregnancy & Postnatal Yoga Therapeutic Yoga

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provides a multitude of opportunities for young people and has helped generations of Wendoverians advance socially, in sport, in play, in employability and in education in a safe and supportive environment for twentyseven years. It now desperately needs to raise funding to run the centre and provide the best facilities for our children.

To book WYC for your children’s party or event please call Tony on 07742 689930. See advert on p12. What can I do? • Make a donation to the WYC appeal

• Hold your child’s party at WYC • Enjoy a coffee at the Wharf Café • Join the merry volunteers at the Café • Give a small amount monthly and make a huge difference to Wendover

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If you can spare £5 or £10 per month to support the work of WYC please complete the ‘Friends’ form and we’ll do the rest.

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If you are able to spare a couple of hours, one morning per week, please call Emma on 07747 442375 or pop into the Café between 08.30 and 10.30. It’s fun, rewarding and very sociable.

What’s on? WYC houses two youth clubs: Tue & Thu 7-9 pm - Age 11-18 Every Fri 7-9 pm - Age 10-13

The Café is open for business every weekday morning between 0830 and 1030. We aim to provide a convivial atmosphere for parents and children dropping off siblings at the schools but would welcome a more diverse clientele.

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Local Face : Sandra Maizels Sandra’s early years were spent in Willesden, London, where her father was a well known musician. She learnt piano, violin and flute but her chief love was singing with her first stage appearance at six in “The Gondoliers”. She taught music for nine years in a comprehensive school in Neasden, London as head of the music department, which brought the opportunity to mount the first ever schools performance of the abridged version of Handel’s “Passion of Christ”. She also had the pleasure of taking pupils to Covent Garden Opera House where she managed to clock up twenty one performances of “Swan Lake”. The most nerve racking part of these trips involved travelling on the tube changing at Piccadilly Circus and doing frantic head counts to make sure they were all there. At the same time she was singing semi-professionally on TV and radio. On marriage (45 years ago), she and Alan moved to the United States where they lived for five years and Sandra worked in St Christopher’s Children’s Hospital, Philadelphia, as a play therapist. Their two children were born in the States, a daughter in Philadelphia and a son in Boston. On their return they lived in Sanderstead,

Surrey where their children were brought up, and Sandra changed to primary teaching but still as a music specialist. Ridgeway Junior School soon boasted two choirs, the senior choir giving shortened performances of “Trial by Jury”, “The Mikado” and “The Pirates of Penzance.” It was during this period that, after reading an account of a narrowboat holiday by a boy in her class, they decided to try it and were soon hooked; she and Alan still spend a few weeks each year cruising on canals and rivers in a shared narrowboat.

She took up handbell ringing which was introduced to schools and soon had the largest junior handbell team in the country, even performing in the Royal Albert Hall at the millennium. The Thame Concert Band, in which she played, lost their conductor and, for two years, she had the pleasure of conducting them, creating the Kids -Aid concerts which raised thousands for charity. Both Alan and Sandra were founders of the Weston Turville Historical Society, and support the Wendover Arm Trust, hoping to see the project completed so they can do their shopping by boat!

With ageing parents this side of the river and children in university they decided to move, and chose Weston Turville for their new home where they have lived for over twenty years. They soon became immersed in local life, Alan j oining Rotar y in G reat Missenden, and Sandra picking up the threads of her career in school music, teaching briefly in Halton and Beaconsfield, followed by High Wycombe Music Centre. The commute to work early in the morning was sheer ple as ur e, dri vi ng t hrough t he countryside which changed with the seasons, a far cry from inner London where her career began.

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Wendover Parish Council Page

24 July 2013

Matters Arising

View from the Chair

A big welcome to Charlotte Hewes, our new Clerk, who we welcome to Wendover. Charlotte is getting her feet firmly under the desk at the Clock Tower and with only a week gone (as I write) it seems that Charlotte has been a familiar face for a lot longer. Robert Duggan, Chairman

Hello: your new Parish Clerk

Having started in my new role just over a week ago (as I type this) I’m getting to know the area better and meeting with local contacts. I have come to Wendover from Hughenden Parish Council so ‘Clerking’ is not new to me, but even so, it is surprising how much the role differs from Parish to Parish. Moving to Wendover I have ‘lost a burial ground but gained a market’ and there is certainly plenty to learn! I am proud to be working in such a beautiful Parish with so many excellent shops and facilities literally on the doorstep and a clear sense of ‘community’. As well as a new job I am still getting used to a new name, having married my husband Paul on 19 May. I have a number of hobbies that keep me busy outside of work including making silver jewellery, birdwatching (though I don’t class myself as a ‘twitcher’) and coarse fishing. I’m keen to see what fish we have at the Hampden Pond so I hope all you regular anglers will welcome a lady to the pond! I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Parish Councillors who have made me feel so welcome as well as the fantastic team of staff at the

Parish Council who remain very patient with me asking numerous questions. Charlotte Hewes

Next Parish Council Meeting Monday 1 July, 7.30pm Wendover Library Room Drummer Lee Rigby

It was a sobering sight to see the flowers left at the War Memorial on the Manor Waste honouring the soldier who was so brutally murdered in Woolwich recently. On Wednesday 29th May women and children associated with RAF Halton held a two minute silence in his memory and laid flowers in his honour. The Parish Council would like to state its deep respect for Drummer Rigby and its sadness at his cruel and unnecessary death. This death will not be forgotten.

Manor Waste/Illegal Parking

Further to the WPC article on the front of last month’s Wendover News, it is necessary to emphasise the danger caused by vehicles parking thoughtlessly in an area where people expect to walk freely and safely. Bollards around the perimeter of the Manor Waste are removed for the weekly market on Thursdays, the Local Produce Market, Charity Markets etc., it is unfortunate that it has become a habit with some motorists to take advantage of this on a regular basis. Apart from the danger to pedestrians, disabled scooters, children with scooters etc., damage is being caused to the paved surface. The Manor Waste is already in a poor

condition and plans are in progress to rectify this when the area is refurbished, but the constant illegal parking does not help the situation.

WHS2 Grant

A request for a £5000 grant towards the costs of the appeal following the Judicial Review was received in May from Wendover HS2. Although the HS2 Action Alliance has now raised the money they need, the request has been granted to show the Parish Council’s continued support and help in the general fight to save our Village and the surrounding countryside.


Volunteers are needed to work with Thames Valley Police in helping to identify speeding motorists in the Village. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and being trained to use the detection equipment, please contact the Clerk’s office.

Litter on Station Approach

We are pleased to be able to report that, before any action could be taken by WPC, Chiltern Railways have acted of their own accord to resolve the problem. We would like to thank them for their action and hope they will be able to keep the problem at bay.

Community Information Office

The opening hours for the Community Information Office at the Clock Tower, are Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am to 4pm. Should you need to check the office is open the telephone number is listed below.

Wendover Parish Council, The Clock Tower, High Street, Wendover, HP22 6DU

01296 623056

Community Information Office

01296 696759


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