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Happy Easter Once we’ve searched for our Easter Eggs (see below) and eaten them, we can look forward to St George, then celebrations in both May and June. Love, hope and joy: all three make life Over the last ten months I have been worth living. surrounded with the love and support of family and friends following the sudden As Easter approaches, I am reminded death of my husband. The grief which I again of the love of Jesus that took him have experienced has at times brought to the cross, the hope that he brought to me very low, but the love of others has the lives of so many by bringing wholeness to body, mind and spirit, and kept me going. the joy his disciples experienced on that With the clocks springing forward at the first Easter Sunday when he appeared end of March comes the certain to them. This was good news – he knowledge that spring has arrived. For made their lives worth living. I believe it a while now, there have been signs all can still be good news for us. around us in nature that fill us with the hope that warmer and longer days are Today, the promise of Jesus for each not too far away and that summer is just one of us is still one of love, hope and joy, even in the midst of the struggles around the corner. and stresses of life, and even in the Today a toddler gave me a great big darkest times. cheeky smile. He rushed to greet me with his sticky hands covered in the May we all know this good news at remains of his afternoon snack. His Easter time. Rev. Heather McIntyre, laughter and joy were infectious and he Minister, Wendover Free Church made the world a happier place.
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APRIL Sun 01 14.00 – 16.30 pm KEHS SPRING SHOW at Stewart Hall: Bulbs/spring flowers, produce/teas, Stewart Hall Mon 02 19.30-21.30pm Aylesbury Dolls House Club Open Evening, Halton Village Hall Mon 02 19.30 Wendover Parish Council Meeting, Wendover Library Room. All welcome; details 01296 623056 Tue 03 12.00 Justice & Peace Lunch: Home made soup. Suggested donation £3.00, Wendover Christian Centre Tue 03 20.00 Kimble Horticultural Society Ask the Expert, Stewart Hall, Lt. Kimble Wed 04 10.00 Wendover U3A, The Arrival of Rudolph Hess in UK : St Mary’s Church, Wendover (members only) Wed 04 19.00 Fostering & Adoption : Wendover Local Area Forum, at Weston Turville Village Hall Thu 05 19.00 Wendover Library Reading Group : For details call 07979 855047 GOOD FRIDAY 06 10.00 Children’s activities in Wendover Christian Centre EASTER SUNDAY 08 Egg Huntastic 16.00 Tickets £1 per person from No2 or @stmarys shop, see ad Front Sun 08 18.15 for 18.30: Contemplative Fire NOT at St Mary’s Wendover, BUT this month AT THE LEE Thu 12 10.30 Come and meet Mrs. Frances Bedford - Bucks Suffragette Movement, see article on page 4 Thu 12 13.00-15.00 Back to Basics-Fun with Clay with Carers Bucks, see article on page 4 Thu 12 8.00 W. Turville Horticultural Soc - A Year in the Life of a Local Beekeeper : Andrew Smith, WTVillage Hall Thu 12 19.45 Wendover Evening WI, The Role of a Magistrate: Debbie Gibbs St Anne’s Hall, details 01296 582318 Thu 12 20.00 Chiltern Writers Meeting: AGM & Manuscript Evening - Wendover Library Room Fri 13 20.00 St Leonards History Group, Fire at Windsor Castle, St Leonards Parish Hall: 01494 762954 Sat 14 09.00-13.00 Local Produce Market : Manor Waste, Wendover Sat 14 19.30 Wendover Music: Emma Johnson/John Lenehan at St Mary’s Church : See advert on Left Sun 15 15.00-16.00 Tribute to Flanders & Swann at St Mary’s Church, Wendover. See advert on left COPY DATE FOR next edition of WENDOVER NEWS MONDAY 16 April Wed 18 19.00 Grandparents Loss of Contact Advice Group offering support, friendship: Holiday Inn, W.T see pg 5. Wed 18 19.30 Wendover Parish Council AGM, Wendover Memorial Hall. All Welcome—See advert below Thu 19 14.30 Wendover Horticultural Society: Plant Names: Mrs. Townsend, Wendover Library Room Thu 19 09.00-15.00 Legacy Antique & Collectors Market, Wendover Memorial Hall Thu 19 20.00 Aylesbury Centre for National Trust, Ancient Civilisations of Peru, Broughton Jnr. School Mon 23 Wendover History Walk tickets, £7.00 inc. tea & cakes, in advance only from the Clock Tower. Thu 26 20.00 Wendover Twinning Soc. Life in a Foundling Hospital: Lydia Cartwright, Wendover Library Room Fri 27 20:00 Weston Turville Historical Society: "Streets of London" : Colin Oakes. W T Village Hall. Sat 28 19.30 Concert Piano Trio playing Brahms, Mendelssohn etc at St Marys W. Turville, see advert p3. Sun 29 Yoga Retreat Day — Contact Sue Low, 01296 630475
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Holy Week Events and Services Wednesday 4 April 21.00 Sung Compline, St Mary’s (coffee served from 20.15) Good Friday 6 April 10.30 Children’s Activities, Wendover Christian Centre 12.00 Churches Together Good Friday Service, St Anne’s leading to Walk of Witness pausing at Manor Waste, going to 13.00 Churches Together Good Friday Service, St Mary’s 19.00 Vespers with RC Holy Communion in St Anne’s Saturday 7 April 20.00 Easter Fire & Vigil Readings, St Anne’s
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Wendover Memorial Hall Manor Road Wednesday 18 April 2012 at 7.30 pm Come and hear what has been achieved for Wendover during the course of the last 12 months and the new projects that are being undertaken. This will be your chance to meet and consult with your Parish Council Team. There will be light refreshments, whilst listening to ‘guest speakers’ to include Isabel Edgar Biançon, Recycling Officer, AVDC
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being considered at the next Wendover Local Area Forum. Local public transport services Sunday 1 April, 2-4pm, Stewart Hall London Rd (A413) Come and see beautiful bulbs, spring will also be discussed, alongside updates Wendover Dean flowers, floral art and domestic produce and from BCC, AVDC, the Police and RAF (Corner of Bowood Lane) Halton. Do you have a question or want to enjoy a delicious home-made tea. Services: find out more about your County and District council services? Please feel free to come Sat 8.00pm Aylesbury Dolls House Club along. This is a public meeting and residents Sun 10.30 am Mon 2 April, 7.30 – 9.30pm, Halton V Hall This is an Open Evening, where we welcome are very welcome. Enquiries: 07917 694 800 visitors to one of our regular monthly pentecostalchurchwendover meetings (usually held on the second Good Friday W. Christian Centre. @yahoo.co.uk Monday of the month). If you enjoy craft Fri 6 April, 10am—12, W Christian Centre work, come and see what we do. There will Churches Together in Wendover will be St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville be a variety of exhibits including entries for holding an Easter activities morning for CONCERT - 28 April 7.30pm our Easter competition, and you can talk to children. Do come and join us. Children of CZIFFRA Piano Trio play Brahms, our members as they create miniature all ages are welcome. Tea, coffee, cold Mendelssohn, Corea, Arvo Part items. For more information, call Barbara on drinks and cake will be served! We look Tickets £10 at door or Clocktower, forward to seeing you there. U18 free. 01296 415826.
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Sunday 8 April, 4pm, Wendover Campus MAY FAYRE Last year’s Egg Huntastic on the Manor Sat. 5 May 2pm to 5pm Waste was a great success. This year it will Indoors if wet. Plants, cakes, books, be at 4pm on the field of Wendover Campus tombolas, refreshments, HP22 6NL, formerly known as Wendover bell tower open, etc House School. (Also the venue of Wendover Enquiries 424982 612303 Celebrates which will be held on Monday 4 June.) Tickets only £1 from @stmary’s and Courtyard Charity Craft Fair No2 Pound Street or the churches. Marquee Saturday 5th May 10-5pm with refreshments including home made Behind Antiques at Wendover cakes. Thanks to Rumseys for the chocolate Craft & Food stalls, Face Painting Easter eggs. Proceeds to Mimi’s Mission. Children's Drawing Competition http://www.mimismission.co.uk/ Fun For All The Family!
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Tue 10 April, 7.45pm, Wen Library Room The AGM of Chiltern Humanists is an opportunity to reflect on the past year's activities, quiz the committee and to discuss how the Group should develop in the future. We want to hear the views of as many members (and others) as possible, so please do come along and have your say. There are vacancies on the committee giving the opportunity to get involved and help with the management and development if the Group.
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Saturday 14 April, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church The first of this season’s Wendover Music concerts features Emma Johnson, international clarinet soloist, and John Lenehan, acclaimed pianist and accompanist for this concert, who will be making their third visit to Wendover. They played to huge audiences on previous visits, so please book early for what promises to be an evening of lyrical music in a beautiful setting. The programme will include music by Debussy Premiere Rhapsodie, Schumann Romances, Opus 94, Weber Grand Duo Concertant in E flat, Opus 48, Copland Clarinet Sonata, Emma Johnson Bedtime Stories and Milhaud Scaramouche Suite. Tickets from Wendover, Princes Risborough and Aylesbury Tourist Information Centres. Aylesbury Visitor Information Centre offers a credit card hotline, 01296 330559 (booking fee applies). Further information 01296 615753 and www.wendovermusic.org.uk
Sun 15 April, 3-4pm, St Mary’s, Wendover Cheerful Bird Productions invite you to this tribute to FLANDERS AND SWANN. In the company of Michael Bernstein and Tickets (at the door only) £10 (£2 for children under 16). Tea and cakes after the show for donations to St Mar y' s Fund. Proceeds to Wendover Choral Society. Registered Charity 1107449.
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29 April-5 May Family and friends of Emily Icke will be undertaking the Tough Mudder Army Assault Science Tutor Course to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Science not making sense? Trust on Sunday 13 May. They will be Private tuition available from raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as an experienced teacher Emily suffers from this condition. More details Call: 07881 757 450 on www.wendover-news.co.uk
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On May 5, 6 and 7 the Chilterns MS Centre will be holding the annual Land's End to John O'Groats (static) cycle ride at World's End Garden Centre. We are now recruiting cyclists for short sessions on the bikes and volunteers to help each day. Anyone wishing to help please contact Sue Barber by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Saturday 5 May, The Courtyard Calling all craft makers for The Courtyard St Mary’s Celebrates Charity Fair. Anyone interested in a stall Saturday 5 to Monday 7 May please call Melanie on 07854 787733 or pop The weekend, come rain or shine, promises to be bursting with family fun and into ‘a little bird told me’ gallery. entertainment. Groups throughout the village are entering floral exhibits. For the musically Calling all Gardeners minded, there will be performances from local Saturday 5 May, 10-1, Gt Miss Mem Hall Now that Spring is upon us we invite all the schools, professional musicians and the St Two and three keen gardeners among you to visit our Plant Mary’s music group. dimensional art, will be on display. Sunday and Produce Market. Stock up on a wide (the 6th) will focus on family activities with a range of reasonably priced plants and raise funds for your local wildlife trust. Other stalls BBQ, bouncy slide and children’s activities. include delicious home made cakes and Tea, cakes and coffee will be served on all preserves, second hand books, pre-loved three days and a ploughman’s lunch on both garden tools and Wildlife Trust gifts and Saturday and Monday. In addition, a plant & information. Admission is free, refreshments book sale, a raffle & tombola, and Pimms & are available. Support the Buckinghamshire, local ale will all be available for sale. Berkshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust which looks after eighty reserves and is And finally, don’t forget the special events deeply involved in the fight against HS2. taking place on the Saturday and Sunday Precious areas could be destroyed and the evenings. The AMC Big Band will be habitat of the very rare Bechstein's bats cut in performing on the Saturday 5 May from two - we must raise the funds to prevent this! 7.30pm and we are looking forward to an
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Please see our website, www.westongrove.com or the Main Doors to Wendover Health Centre for any last minute changes. Should you require urgent assistance whilst we are closed, either ring Wendover Health Centre 01296 623452 and you will be automatically transferred to Bucks Urgent Care or telephone 0300 130 3035 directly. We will be closed from 1pm on Thursday 19 April and re-open on Friday 20 April at 7.30am
Our telephone lines are at their busiest during 8-9am. It is at this time that we dea l wit h r e qu es ts f or ur gen t appointments and visits. In order to answer your calls as quickly as possible it really helps if you ring after 9am for any routine appointment requests or if you would like to arrange for your GP to ring you after surgery in a non urgent capacity.
12pm for test results. This is because we receive results electronically from Stoke Mandeville in the morning. This means that the GP will access the results after their morning surgery. Once the GP has viewed the result they then put a comment on them for Reception to give to the patient when they ring in. If there is something in the result that is unusual or not normal the GP will contact you directly to discuss We also ask patients to ring back after the next step.
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Events evening of superb music from one of the country’s most successful youth jazz bands. Tickets are available for sale at St Mary’s church on Sunday mornings or @stmarys on the High Street. Furthermore, the Songs of Praise concert at St Mary’s from 6.30pm on Sunday 6 May will provide a special service of celebration whilst we enjoy the beautifully refurbished church. Proceeds from the whole weekend will be given to the St Mary’s refurbishment fund. Offers of support are gratefully received by Carol Crockett on email@example.com. We are in need of cakes, books, plants and of course raffle and tombola prizes. And if you can volunteer during the weekend, whether serving teas and coffees, or helping out with children’s activities, please do let us know. A detailed programme is available at www.stmaryswendover.org.uk in @stmary’s on the High Street.
Wendover Celebrates Monday 4 June Wendover Celebrates will see the biggest event Wendover has witnessed since the millennium. On 4 June, Wendover will celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics. The celebration will begin at 12 noon with a Carnival Parade from Ashbrook Park to Wendover Campus (formerly Wendover House School), where
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HS2 At a packed Memorial Hall meeting on 25 February, residents were updated on Wendover HS2's three strategic goals: our priority, which is the cancellation of HS2 through the Chilterns; but if that fails, in spite of the evidence and logical arguments against HS2, a fully-bored tunnel right through the Chilterns; and fair and improved compensation. Brian Thompson from the Wendover HS2 Action Group explained how the green tunnel through Wendover had been lengthened, and pointed out the benefits that this would bring to large areas of Wendover. He argued that a longer tunnel was necessary to protect the rest of the village, and that a bored tunnel right through the Chilterns was a better option. Thomas Crane from the HS2 Action Alliance gave an overview of the legal case that the Alliance proposes to bring on behalf of all the communities affected, and urged residents to give generously to the legal fund. He stressed that this was our one chance to stop HS2 in the courts. Martin Tett gave an update on the separate legal challenge being pursued by the councils of the 51M Group, and Hilary Wharf spoke warmly about the Government’s failure to provide the fair compensation scheme that was promised for those affected by HS2. Residents were asked to write to the Transport Secretary Justine Greening, calling for a fully bored tunnel through the Chilterns if HS2 goes ahead, and the fair compensation scheme promised by David Cameron. Wendover HS2 is delighted to announce that we have now reached the initial target of £30,000 for our legal fighting fund, which is our contribution towards the legal costs of taking the Government to court by Judicial Review. Our sincere thanks go out to all those who have contributed. The fighting fund will stay open for the time being. We are also most grateful to the Parish Council for a grant of £5,000.
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Lift Bridge I write as a frequent visitor to this lovely part of the Chilterns - and a former Chiltern resident - regarding the alterations to Wendover Station. Having read the letter from Sean & Helen Meier I fully sympathise with them and their Forest Close neighbours. The visual assault upon an individual approaching the station or pausing to take in a general view of the area is nothing less than shocking - what on Earth has happened to allow such a foul piece of architectural vandalism to proceed? One wonders if the Parish Council would like to comment on this affair - I should be most interested to hear what they knew of the plans prior to its inception. The whole appendage seems to me to be wrongly sited, poorly thought out, an unnecessary intrusion upon those living adjacent, and a sad indictment of the careless approach to such "improvements". Is it too much to expect Chiltern Railways and others to take into consideration the views of local residents? As far as those who desperately needed improved access are concerned, it seems to me that the distance from the safe parking area to this new bridge and lift is far further and more awkward than that of the original bridge. One wonders why the new lifts could not have been placed alongside the old (rather beautiful) original bridge and hence adjacent to the car park? I think some explanation is required from all
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change can be reduced as much as possible. (Wendover will be the biggest, and therefore most complex, of the libraries scheduled for change.) The Community Library will operate from around July 2012. Importantly it will employ a Library Manager and a Library Assistant and these appointments will be made by the Bucks Library Service working with the Wendover Community Library Committee. The two professional staff will be supported by a team of Library Volunteers, and, with continuing support from the County Library Service, one of the Library Assistant’s specific responsibilities will be for the training and ongoing support of the Volunteer Staff. The volunteers will ‘sign up’ to be in the Library at specific times, which we anticipate will be weekly or fortnightly, each of perhaps two or four hours. There will be a range of specific volunteers’ duties, which will go from essential basic library work, most of which will of course involve working with customers, to running specific activities. Some volunteer staff, for example, may particularly wish to be involved in the various reading activities for children that are planned. Some may wish to ensure that
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Wendover Jnr School Fundraising Blue House Thank you for all your contributions towards making Blue House’s charity fund raising day such a success. Over £425 has been raised for their chosen charity – St Tiggywinkles. . Purple House What an amazing array of cakes there were! A huge thank you to all the children and parents for supporting this event. It really was a tremendous response and is reflected in the amount of money raised, a total of £408.44. Well done Purple House - this is a significant amount of money and will greatly assist the Hearing Dogs for the Deaf organisation and the important work they do.
Club Corner Wendover Tennis and Squash Club The new tennis membership year starts on Sunday 1 April. We end the year with 4 of our 7 tennis teams in the top 2 positions in their respective divisions of the Aylesbury and District League. It has been a good winter season for the Club. We have tennis and squash camps for juniors running throughout the Easter holidays, the camps are open to members and non-members, check out www.wendovertennisandsquash.co.uk for further details.
Mid Bucks Beekeepers Association The theory part of our New Beekeepers course draws to an end on 2nd April, with over 40 attendees it has been a very successful course. Early in May the practical sessions start at the Association Apiary for both new and experienced beekeepers, the sessions are an excellent way to develop beekeeping skills. Anecdotal evidence from the members of the Association seem to indicate that colony losses this winter have not been as high as in previous years, this could be down to the less severe winter. If the weather of late March continues through April we should see the honeybee colonies grow, this can sometimes lead to swarming. The Association operates a free volunteer swarm collection service, if you need to report a swarm please go to www.mbbka.org.uk to verify it is honeybees and report it to our Swarm Officer.
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I am chairman of Charity Aid and have raised £250,000 with my street collecting volunteer group. I am actively opposed to chugging. If you do not want to interview me – feel free to use the quote below:
Now that we are experiencing the occasional fine, bright sunny days, it seems a pity that some people take this as an opportunity to burn rubbish in their back gardens. Do they not realise that the smoke is annoying to their neighbours, and actually causing physical discomfort to those with breathing difficulties? There are now better and more friendly ways of disposing of waste products. So please, let us all be able to enjoy clean, fresh air. Eileen Cullen
Chugging is exploitative and dishonest. Independent research shows that chuggers keep more than the first £100 they get from a donor - £112 in the case of Cancer Research UK. The only reason chugging exists is that the public are not aware of the facts. This parasitic industry siphons off millions of Cycle stolen from station pounds intended for charity work. Maybe I've led a charmed life but I'd never had anything stolen - until I got off the train Chuggers sign up 750,000 donors a year and and found my bicycle had been taken from are treating charity work as a profit-making the racks outside the station. Recovering business. from a serious road accident last year - that bike was an important part of my Charities are lying when they say they get rehabilitation (it's more painful to walk than back £5 for every £1 they spend on it. None cycle). I've since discovered that there's of them have been able to produce figures to been a spate of car thefts and burglaries in justify this ridiculous claim and not one of the village. What's going on? them will agree to speak to me. Independent Sean research suggests that 90% of donations through chugging firms stays with them. Costa Coffee Peter Quinn, Chairman, Charity Aid. I appreciate the concerns of local residents For ratification of the figures I quote please around the matter of Costa Coffee coming to see: Wendover. However, one cannot fail to note the extremely high number of shops that are http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/ currently empty along the high street. newsnight/8946145.stm Retaining an ‘unspoilt’ village centre is very
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You Write admirable but without a variety of new businesses being attracted to Wendover surely we are in danger of turning our lovely village into a ghost town? Although considerably larger, Old Amersham is a classic example of how some of the larger retail chains can successfully sit alongside bespoke one-off stores and yet still provide an attractive destination for both locals as well as shoppers from further afield. Perhaps it is time to revise the rule book, embrace change where it’s relevant and welcome some diversity to the village. Edward Osborne Fardon
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Tribute: Bryan Crossley Smith The President of The Wendover Society quadruple heart by-pass, Bryan Smith died suddenly but which fortunately served him peacefully on Tuesday 28 February, the well during his long retirement. day after his eighty seventh birthday. As a “doer” Bryan was Bryan hailed from Yorkshire, a blunt involved in many activities and speaking, forceful personality who did business ventures but one of not suffer fools gladly. He came to live the causes he took very much in Wendover as a Director of British Gas to heart was the protection with an office in London. Along with his and preservation of Wendover wife Patricia, he bought what had been as the small, charming historic market Bucksbridge Farm, the farmhouse of town where he had chosen to settle. He which had newly been converted in to a quickly became involved with The rather splendidly loc ated hom e Wendover Society, formed originally to alongside the chalk stream of the protect the extensive green verge along Heron Path. Heron Path House, as the the Aylesbury Road between Wharf new property was named, had Road and the High Street which the extensive land on “interesting” rising Highway Authority wished to tarmac ground at its back and to one side. over to create more on-street parking! Bryan set about landscaping and Bryan soon became Chairman of The creating a garden of magnificent Wendover Society and by dint of proportions, so much so that the garden unflinching drive, sheer personality and was soon opened regularly for the an all powerful belief in what was right charity National Gardens week. for Wendover made the Society a body to be trifled with or ignored at one’s Bryan was the Director of British Gas peril, as the local Planning Authority and responsible for the conversion of the occasionally individuals learnt to their country from “town gas” to Natural Gas cost. He was an indefatigable fighter and it was for the successful completion and was never daunted by seemingly of this task that he was awarded his impossible odds. CB E. H o we ver , th i s m as s ive undertaking took its toll and he was In its heyday the Society’s membership forced to retire early with serious heart topped 10% of the town’s population problems, eventually undergoing a and was a model amenity and
conservation body held up as an example to other similar bodies by the National Civic Trust movement. Famously, under Bryan’s leadership, the Society won a High Court Injunction preventing AVDC from implementing planning approval awarded to a developer that would have seen over a thousand houses inserted between Bryants Acre and Halton Lane on the land behind Ashbrook and up to the edge of the Wendover Arm Canal. To this day the retention of a “village” scale to Wendover, in the face of enormous development pressure over the years, can be largely attributed to him. The fixing of the Metropolitan Green Belt and the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty boundaries tightly around the developed footprint of Wendover was his achievement; a legacy for which residents of our community will have cause to thank him for possibly generations’ to come. A physically tall man, he stood tall amongst his contemporaries. It is unlikely that Wendover will see such a generous provider for and protector of the community very soon again. His passing is much to be regretted. Oliver Statham
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Matters Arising View from the chair As we move from Christmas to Easter I am reminded of my childhood thoughts, and lack of understanding I hasten to add, that our Lord could only have been three and half months old having been born at Christmas and dying at Easter. As Easter approaches, it means for the newly elected Parish Council, that we are approaching our first year in office. We hope that many people will come to our Annual Parish Meeting, to be held on Wednesday 18 April at 7.30pm in Wendover Memorial Hall, and help celebrate what has been happening in the last year. We have asked various organisations who have received grants or been involved with the Parish Council to come and give presentations which we hope you will find interesting. Refreshments have also been arranged and there will be a talk about refuse and recycling from Isabel Edgar Briancon, Refuse & Recycling Officer for AVDC. We hope to present you all with a good round up of what has been going on. Cllr Bob Lewis, our acting RFO and Committee chairs will be sharpening their pencils to ensure that the Budgets are all in line with the Precept and that you are getting value for money from the Community charge that you pay towards the running of Parish Council activities. Happy Easter to all from the Parish Council. Robert Duggan, Chairman
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If you look carefully you will see that the Clock Tower has developed a slight Meet the Councillors lean. A structural survey has found that, although not dangerous at present, it is necessary to undertake structural HS2 The response to the request for views repairs to the Bell Tower. This will be regarding a grant to HS2 was expensive but we are hoping to obtain grants for renovating the clock, overwhelmingly in favour. rebuilding the wooden part of the tower To ensure there could be no unforeseen and help with the structure. liability from supporting a Judicial Review £5000 was given to Wendover Local Produce Market HS2 who will use the grant as they see Manor Waste 9.00am to 1.00pm fit.
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