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The Olympic Torch

The Olympic Torch comes to Bedgrove contributions for August before and Stoke Mandeville on Monday 9 July: Monday 16 July (including payments for ads) book early to avoid disappointment leisure-culture/london-2012/olympic℡ 01296 624270 torch-relay/ gives full details. Wendover Celebrates Go to the middles pages and for comments about the day. If you enjoyed the event please also consider thanking the hos ts , W endover Cam pus : as without their support this would not have happened. Money is still coming in, but currently a five figure profit is predicted. This will provide Wendover Celebrates with the seed funding for a future event and hopefully enough left over to support local causes. Wendover Celebrates will return in 2014; if you want to help organise it tell us NOW, via the

website mentioned above. In the meantime please collect your lost property from the Clock Tower! If you have photos or videos of the day please send them to www.wendovercelebrates. or contact Wendover News so that a complete compilation can be made.

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19, High St, Wendover HP22 6DX Wendover News is delivered through the door to many local households. If you do not receive one at home and would like to volunteer to deliver for us to your road, please contact the office (see above). Wendover News would like to thank all our willing volunteers.

RAF Flypast date : Tuesday 10 July at 1.30pm To celebrate the completion of training at RAF Halton we can expect a flypast (weather permitting).



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What’s on in July 2012 for August 2012 events, please contact us before Monday 16 July Wendover News, Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop, High Street, HP22 6DX ℡ 01296 624270 Calendar entry FREE, one line; What’s On Box charity rate £12 : 20 words Mondays 13.30 Wendover Baby/Toddler Group 0-5yrs term time. Wendover Memorial Hall, details 709791 Mondays The Rotary Club of Wendover & District, see Mondays 19.30 -21.30 Bucks French Club, Holiday Inn, Weston Turville, except Bank holidays, details 07738 512664 Mondays New Kung Fu classes for kids and adults Call Mark on 07809 403208 St Anne’s Hall. See advert on page3 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fridays JAZZERCISE classes to suit you : 07900 987230 Tue & Wed19.30 Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell : details 624089 Tue & Thu Morning and Evening Adult, Teen & Children's Yoga Classes. 01296 623543, Tuesdays 8.30am onwards Not Just Coffee mornings, Wendover Christian Centre, all welcome Tuesdays 10.00 Simply Walk, meet at Wendover Clock Tower for easy walk approx 1 hour, details 01494 475367 Tuesdays 13.30-15.30 artsmart Drawing for Absolute Beginners, Wendy Lewis Studio, Wendover 01494 670372 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 Wed’days 19.45 - 20.45 Salsa Dance Classes at Wendover Royal British Legion, Bookings: 07767 234532 Thursdays 19.00 Ballroom & Latin Dance Class / 20.00 : Dance, Wendover Memorial Hall, details 01442 865734 Thursdays 19.45 Wendover Choral Society, St. Mary’s Church Wendover. New Term 8 Sept Details 01296 620450 Fridays 10.00 Churches Together in Wendover : Noah’s Ark Parent & Toddler Group, Wendover Christian Centre

Tickets £14 (concsns £13) from Wendover, Princes. Risborough & Aylesbury Tourist Information Offices JULY credit card hotline 01296 330559, Sun 01 14.00-16.30 Kimble & Ellesborough Summer Show. Flowers/vegetables/fruit/cream teas etc. booking fee will apply Sun 01 EURO 2012 FOOTBALL FINAL Details from 01296 615753 Mon 02 9.15 Aylesbury High School Open Morning - see editorial on page 3 Mon 02 19.30 Wendover Parish Council Meeting, Wendover Library Room. All welcome, details 01296 623056 Tue 03 12.00-13.30 Justice & Peace Lunch: Home made soup. Suggested donation £3.00. W. Christian Centre Wed 04 10.00 Wendover U3A, John Lewis/Waitrose Partnership: Judy Faraday, St Mary’s Church, Wendover Thu 05 19.00 Wendover Library Reading Group : For details call 07979 855047 Fri 06 19.00 Laurie Holloway & Friends at Ss Peter & Paul Church, Gt. Missenden Tickets: £15, see pg. 3 To help with cooking, Sat 07 19.30 Wendover Music: Benjamin Grosvenor on piano, at St Mary’s Church, see advert on left shopping & companionship Sat 07 19.30 Tring Choral Society: Mendelssohn “Ave Maria” & Brahms Requiem, Ss.Peter/Paul Tring. Pg 3. Mon 09 11.30 OLYMPIC TORCH THROUGH BEDGROVE AND STOKE MANDEVILLE Nicky 01296 624193 Thu 12 19.45 Wendover Evening WI, Medical Dogs: Mandi Simons, St Anne’s Hall, , details 01296 582318 079500 19822 Thu 12 20.00 Chiltern Writers: Manuscript Evening, Wendover Library Room Sat 14 19.00 Nightingale Ball at Pendley Manor in Tring. For all details see pg. 4 Peter Bird Garden Design Sat/Sun/Mon 14,15,16 Flower Festival & Fete at St Michael & All Angels, Anthony Hall Aston Clinton, see p3 Sun 15 18.15 for 18.30: Contemplative Fire at St Mary’s Church, Wendover. All welcome RHS Medal Winning Designer offering an individual and COPY DATE FOR next edition of WENDOVER NEWS MONDAY 16 JULY creative design, construction Sat 21 09.00-13.00 Local Produce Market : Manor Waste, Wendover and planting service Sat 21 14.00-17.00 Open Gardens in Bacombe Lane, Ellesborough Rd, etc. See editorial on page 4 call Peter on 01296 622790 Sat 21 19.30 Concert with Primavera Saxophone quartet at St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville, see p.3 & 4 Fri 27 Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Summer Olympics

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Events KE Horticultural Society Summer Show Stewart Hall, Little Kimble, 2 00 – 4 30 pm, Sunday 1 July Classes include flowers, vegetables, fruit and floral. Delicious home made cream teas will be available. If you would like more information about the society, please contact Tessa Madden, Membership Secretary, on 01296 612648 or see our website for further information.

Aylesbury High School Open Mornings Thursday 28 June and Monday 2 July, 9.15 am Aylesbury High School will open its doors to parents of students in Year 3 and above on two Open Mornings (28 June & 2 July). Parents can also register their interest on the Aylesbury High School website at

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Loose covers Curtains Re-Upholstery Carpets Conservatory Blinds Shutters Tracks & Poles

Wendy Lewis Artist, Illustrator, tutor in water colour, oils and fine drawing is moving in July to

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Flower Festival and Fete Saturday 14 July 10.30 - 5 Sun15 July 11 - 5 Mon 16 July 10 - 4

Laurie Holloway and Friends Friday 6 July 7.30pm SS Peter & Paul, Gt Miss Laurie Holloway is a renowned jazz musician. He will be joined by two talented teenagers, Emily Ashcroft and Matt Maltese, as well as professional artists, Caroline Fitzgerald and Jeremy Finch. This is an opportunity to enjoy a fabulous evening and raise funds for the British Red Cross. Doors open 6.45pm. Tickets £15 from Evelyn and Alan Pegley 01494 890729 or online at

Lunches, teas, cakes, books, plants, etc.

St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville CONCERT - 21 July 7.30pm PRIMAVERA saxophone quartet plus flute and clarinets. Classical, jazz, easy listening etc. Tickets £10 at door or Clocktower, U18 free

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JAZZ CONCERT Saturday 7 July, 7.30pm, SS Peter & Paul, Tring Friday 6 July For our Summer Concert, Tring Choral Society will be performing both the Mendelssohn Ave Maria and Brahms @ SS Peter & Paul Gt Miss Requiem, with supporting orchestra and soloists in the For BRITISH RED CROSS Laurie Holloway & friends Church of St Peter and St Paul in Tring. Tickets are £11, £10 See editorial on page 4 Senior Citizens and £5 for Under-18's. from Iain Rennie

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FITNESS PILATES Beginner-Improver - Monday & Tuesday Halton @ 10.15am & Wendover @ 6.30pm Beginners Only - Wednesday @ 10am - Belmore Centre, Stoke Mandeville CHAIR BASED CLASS FOR THE OLDER/ LESS MOBILE ADULT Monday @ 2.30pm - Halton ZUMBA GOLD Monday @ 6.30pm - Wendover Bring a friend & get your session free For further information contact: KATRINA RANCE Qualified Level 3 Instructor Pilates Bodypump/Chair Based Exercise & Zumba Gold Register of Exercise Professionals MOBILE: 07773454287 EMAIL:

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Sue and Peter Lapham are opening their garden at Robin Hill 41 Ellesborough Road Saturday 14 July, 7pm, Pendley Manor Dance the night away in aid of the Florence HP22 6EL. It is a highly coloured garden of Nightingale Hospice Charity (FNHC). Local tiered “rooms” screened by perennial shrubs resident, Chloe Collings, has single-handedly and trees. organised the ball to raise funds in honour of Burnett Cuthill’s memory. He was her Ruth and Sean Stephenson are opening their Grandfather. To book your tickets or request garden at Drywick, 91 Ellesborough Road more information please phone 07988 HP22 6ES. This is a beautiful eco-friendly 674088 or email 4½ acre garden with honey bees. tickets are available to purchase in pairs or The Iain Rennie Grove House Memorial as a table of ten. Woodland is diagonally opposite the Shoulder of Mutton over the road and rail Saxophone Quartet bridge. It has grown over the past two years. Sat 21 July, 7.30pm, St Mary's W Turville The Primavera Saxophone Quartet is an all An IRGH representative will be present.

The Nightingale Ball

female quartet dedicated to performance of British contemporary saxophone music. This quartet was formed in 2010 at the Royal College of Music and performs widely in the UK. In this concert they will perform a varied programme including classical and easy listening numbers and members will double on flute and clarinet as well as saxophone. Details from Roger Fellows 01296 424982.

Taste of Summer at No2 Sat 4 August 9am-3.00pm In partnership with No 2 Pound Street, Wendover, the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity will be hosting a special ‘Taste of Summer Event’ for lovers of great British food, wine and cider.

The event, to take place on Manor Waste, hopes to entice local people, passionate Open Gardens about food and drink, to come along on the Saturday 21 July 2 to 5pm Sarah and Jeremy Nicholson are opening day to sample a variety of culinary delights their garden at Cedar House, Bacombe including British cheeses and food from local Free measuring, advice Lane, HP22 6EQ. It is a superbly planted producers and British wines, beers and cider. & fitting Showroom and workroom: one acre chalk garden with wild flowers and “On the day, there will be as many 98 High St, Berkhamsted, HP4 2BL beautiful views across the Chilterns. demonstrations and tastings as we can


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Events squeeze in, from a wide variety of British suppliers and local producers – with the promise of something for all the family,” said Nicola Grant, No2 Manager. “At No2 we love bringing food, wine, beer and cider to life, so what better way than to bring it to you in one big showcase open to all. We are also really thrilled that the event will be raising valuable funds for the Florence Nightingale Hospice. We look forward to seeing you there.”

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The Friends of the Russell Arms have selected a new tenant for The Russell Arms in Butlers Cross, the first since the pub came under the ownership of the local community. Heads of Terms are currently being negotiated and, as soon as an agreement has been reached, an announcement will be made. In the meantime extensive refurbishment work continues. Many local tradesmen are involved with the renovation, some of whom are freely donating their time and skills. Anyone wishing to become involved with this project should contact, 01296 625498. They can also be followed on Facebook: Friends of The Russell Arms; and Twitter: @RussellFriends.

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Wendover Police Station is changing its opening hours from Monday 2 July. Gilly Franklin Station Duty Officer says the services will remain, and if anything, there will be further support when the station is closed, e.g. there is a yellow telephone outside the station so the community can gain assistance from the control centre.

The services one can expect are: traffic document productions, lost and found property, crime reporting, reports All electrical work undertaken: of suspicious activity, applications for firearms, crime Domestic, Commercial & Industrial reduction advice, Neighbourhood Policing updates, making a Installations and testing, CRB checked Call Daniel 07719 570327 / 01296 581715 complaint, vehicle seizures, stranded persons, guidance of subject access applications, bail signing, receipt and property numbers, change of details for Immigration and Nationality purposes. Wendover Neighbourhood Team will still remain working out of Wendover Police Station and can be contacted via the We need volunteers to help with yellow telephone 101 number or e-mail to all aspects of our work Wendover&

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News from Wendover Health Centre 01296 623452 Changes to our opening hours end of May. There are a number of middle of day will provide sufficient The surgery will close at 1pm on ways that you can prevent sunburn and Wednesday 18 July for staff training. stay safe while you are out in the sun. Otherwise our normal opening hours For example: apply during July. • wear clothing to protect your skin, such as a long-sleeve shirt, trousers Car parking We are grateful to local residents for and a wide-brimmed hat vacating the Health Centre car park • wear good-quality sunglasses to during our opening hours, yet the car protect your eyes park is getting busier and is frequently • keep babies and children out of direct full. It is of course important that those sunlight who are unwell or frail can have easy • access to the building. It would use sunscreen that has a minimum therefore be tremendously helpful if you sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 (use can leave your car at home or a higher SPF for fair and sensitive elsewhere and walk to the Health skin), and reapply it every 2-3 hours Centre. We particularly ask that you do and after bathing. not park in the Health Centre car park when picking up children from local However, spending a certain amount of time in the sun can be beneficial as it schools. provides your body with vitamin D, which is needed to keep bones and Being safe in the sun teeth healthy. In summer, spending We saw several cases of sunburn about 10-15 minutes three times a week during the spell of hot weather at the in the sun without sunscreen during the

vitamin D for most people. Sunbeds are not recommended for boosting vitamin D levels.

Five tips for losing weight There’s no easy fix for losing weight and fad diets are just that. To lose weight we recommend: •Have regular, balanced meals and cut down on food and drink that are high in fat or sugar. Include at least five portions of fruit and vegetables daily •Adjust your portion sizes and eat slowly. •Exercise regularly •Share your goals with your family and friends •Keep it slow and steady: aim to lose 1 -2 pounds (half to 1 kg) per week.

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Chiltern Brewery This is the perfect time to be sitting in the beautiful historic cobbled courtyard of the Farmers’ Bar in the King’s Head in Market Square, Aylesbury. Here you can enjoy any one of the fabulous beers from The Chiltern Brewery or their guest ales from the unique beer menu and sample sumptuous lunchtime food. Can women really brew better beer? is the question that lies at the heart of the Farmers’ Bar’s latest themed celebration of beers. Brewsters, female brewers, have had a crucial role in the development of beer throughout history and are now the power and inspiration behind many micro-breweries in the UK. Come along and you may be able to try such wonderful offerings as Pressed Rat & Warthog from Triple fff and Outlandish Pale ale from Offbeat. Many of the beers are brewed to appeal to women drinkers too, so it could be a bit of an eye opener. The beers are very popular so please see for up to date information or call the Farmers’ Bar on 01296 718812.

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There is a fantastic beer menu at the Farmers’ Bar with select single casks of guest beers in addition to the brewery classics Chiltern Ale and Beechwood Bitter and their amazing limited edition beers including the Jubilee Ale, the bottled version of which recently won great plaudits on national television. Events in July: Fri 6 July

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Festival Club: James Aldridge

Sat 7 July

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Festival Club: Paddy Benedict

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Fri 13 July

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Sat 14 July

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Festival Club: Mike Carroll

Thu 12 July

Pudding Club evening In-toto Kitchens 5 Britannia Street Aylesbury Bucks HP20 1QS Tel 01296 337299

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Christmas Card Competition

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After the success of the previous competition we are looking for an image to put on the front of our 2012 Christmas card which we will sell to raise funds to restore the canal. BARRY BAUGHAN The image, be it a photograph, painting, Experienced GARDENER drawing, or any other artistic medium that can be turned into a .jpeg file, must be on the Reliable Service theme of ‘The Wendover Arm Canal at Tel: 01296 613973 Christmas time’. It can be one individual Mobile: 07598 595872 image or a montage suitable for either (fully insured) portrait or landscape presentation. Ian Whittome on 01296 682361 07749 848135


On Sunday 2 September, Johanna Wheal will be “Walking an Arm’s Length” from Wendover to Bulbourne dressed in traditional canal costume to raise money for the restoration of the Wendover Arm. Can you join Johanna and Walk an Arm’s Length? Please register with us today at or register in person at Christopher Pallet. Johanna will be one of hundreds of walkers who will walk 6¾ miles from Wendover to Bulbourne along the historic waterway that is the Wendover Arm. The day aims to be the biggest fundraising event for 2012, a target of £25,000 has been set. It costs £400 to restore 1 metre of canal using modern engineering solutions.

Competition entries must be in by 15 September to allow for judging and printing. The winner will be given 5 packs of 10 cards and will have their name and contact phone Stoke Mandeville number or email address/web site (if wanted) 01296 613431 The outfit dates from the printed on the reverse of each card. 1800’s and was worn by ACS PLUMBING & Please submit entries, to Jill Pearce, 15 women working on the HEATING SERVICES Halton Village, HP22 5NS or as an email narrow boats It has long attachment to For sleeves and a long skirt and 24 Hours hard copy, please enclose a suitable was designed to keep the Emergency Call Out stamped addressed envelope if you want the sun away from the head and NO JOB TOO SMALL Domestic Hot/Cold Water Systems art work returned. By submitting an entry, face. Johanna is an Central Heating Systems, you are stating that you own the copyright to enthusiastic member and Power Showers & Boilers Electrics & Repairs Pumps the picture and that you are giving us full and fundraiser for Wendover Arm Sanitation Systems, Tiling, Outside Taps, unlimited permission to use the picture for the Trust and has already raised Drains Unblocked purposes above and any other promotional over £350 to date. To sponsor Johanna, visit Fully qualified & Insured efforts in the future. If there are any her fundraising page or Office: 01296 581200 questions, please contact Jill via the email send a cheque made payable to Wendover Mobile: 07771 510 971 Arm Trust to Johanna’s Walk, 467 Bideford address as above. Green, Linslade, Beds, LU7 2TZ. Offered by Licentiate of Trinity College

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DEBBIE TOLPUTT taste Fabulous Food For All Your There were several opportunities to win prizes associated Summer Entertaining including with Wendover Celebrates over the Jubilee weekend. Here Picnics for any Social Events are those reported so far to Wendover News: Tel 01296 624140 or 07780900936

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Wendover Youth Club would like to say a big thank you to our Red Bus sponsors, Harpenden Building Society, Chiltern Way Federation and Ferdinand de Rothschild Chapter No. 2420. Without your support our spectacular entrance in the Wendover Celebrates parade would not have been possible. Congratulations to Katy G who won our Guess the Jelly Beans in the Jar, and to Charlotte B who guessed the Name of the Teddy Bear at our charity stall. Thank you also to the Wendover Celebrates Committee and volunteers. If anyone has any photos of the bus in the parade could they please forward a copy to our email address Wendover really did celebrate the Diamond Jubilee in style. We were amazed when we looked out from Wendover Evening WI in the parade and saw so many people crowding the streets, and then pouring into the school grounds for the rest of the day.

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No sooner had the 'tea tent' opened, than a queue started to form, and, true to English style, it was very orderly! Cakes of every variety, baked by the WI and Churches Together, were there to tempt, and tea and coffee were dispensed with great speed. As cakes disappeared, plates were promptly refilled with new ones and so this tea tent kept going throughout the entire afternoon.

Thanks must go to all who participated and helped in any way, but congratulations and many more thanks to the organising team for Wendover Celebrates. They deserve a well earned rest. Marilyn Storer, Morag Corrigan, Ann Shepherd Wendover Twinning Association would like to thank those who played palets breton and bought raffle tickets at Wendover Celebrates as all the proceeds go towards entertaining our French guests when they come to Wendover, the support is appreciated. It was a wonderful tribute to Her Majesty and a worthy successor to the old Wendover Carnival. Barbara Jefford A big thank you to all who supported Bega Kwa Bega at Wendover Celebrates, it was a huge success in terms of raising awareness and information sharing. Hundreds of leaflets were handed out and many conversations took place with people interested in finding out more. We are working hard to raise money for a much needed mobile clinic that visits communities in rural areas around Kampala and beyond who would otherwise not be able to access medical help. We plan another fundraising event in the Autumn so watch this space. If you would like to help with any fund raising events or have any ideas you would like to share with us, we would be delighted to hear from you. If you

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Celebrated would like to know more about the projects Bega Kwa Bega supports go to or contact me on 01296 696776 or Mike Spain on 01296 622678. We look for forward to hearing from you. Clare Bysouth No2 Pound Street is very proud to have sponsored and been a part of such a great community event. We extend our thanks to the tireless efforts of the organising committees in creating Wendover Celebrates and making it such a successful event with an enormous turnout and well done for arranging the sunshine, we were very grateful. Thank you to everyone who supported No2 at Wendover Celebrates – takeaway deli platters and English fizz flew off the stand all day. Thanks also to Emma, June, Heather and Vicki – ladies, you are amazing and we could not have done it without you! Kings Farm Shop was delighted to be a sponsor of Wendover Celebrates and to supply the sausages, burgers and hog roast. A big thank you to all the volunteers, mostly associated with Wendover Junior Football Club, who served from 12 noon to 10pm. A special thank you to Adam who carved the pigs so expertly and efficiently. Logistics and Supply Training Squadron did a superb job building the Wendover Beacon. The students experienced first hand the sense of pride and value the local community has for the Royal Air Force. Trainees and staff alike enjoyed the satisfaction of a job well done and soaked up the festival atmosphere of the evening event, even joining in with dancing once their building role was complete. Corporal Jon Staples

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It’s important to Gilly that her group is seen as a community group. She chose the Youth Centre as she has seen Dr Riley constantly trying to raise funds for the youth of Wendover and so made this a priority to give to Wendover what she considers a fantastic opportunity for the village. There are many different ages in the group the youngest being 13, with some 6th formers from the John Colet School, some pensioners and they all get along famously. From 13 years to 68 years of age all are welcome. If you would like to join Gilly she is at the Youth Centre Wednesdays 7.30pm to 9pm 52 weeks a year! Come along and see her and the rest of Wendover getting slimmer and loving the opportunity not only to live longer, feel better about themselves but to meet others. Contact or call her on 0773 888 2736.

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WSA has held its prices for next year, so memberships will again cost £20 for an adult; £15 for those under 18 years old and £30 for a family. Swimming charges are also held at £2 for an adult and £1.50 for those under 18 and pensioners (under 4s swim free) . The Association exists solely to provide swimming facilities in the community and all surplus funds are used to contribute to the costs of the Wendover Pool. In the year to 30 June WSA has again made a significant financial contribution which has used up a large amount of reserves, so the Association needs to replenish its reserves to enable it to help out with unexpected or major expenditure at the Wendover Pool. The WSA Committee is aware that many members pay a subscription each year in order to support the WSA and the Committee is very grateful to these members who might not swim very often or at all but who like to support swimming in Wendover. In the coming year, the Committee would be particularly grateful to anyone who feels able to join to support the WSA’s work or who would like to make a donation to support the WSA and help rebuild its reserves.

The new membership year for Wendover Swimming Association starts on Sunday 1 July, and many thanks to all those who have already renewed. Your membership cards will be available shortly. If you would like to renew your membership, or want to join WSA, the application form can be downloaded from the website (see below) and copies are available at Wendover Pool during WSA swimming sessions (session times are also on the website). The Wendover Pool HP22 6HF is on the Wendover schools campus, past the John Colet School. Completed forms can be left, with your subscription, at the Pool during a Mid Bucks Beekeepers Association WSA swimming session and you are The temperamental weather in June continued to make this year start stop in welcome to swim at the same time. terms of honey production, no sooner have

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Full details of the games played by Telephone Nikki on: Wendover 1st XI and the 2nd XI are available 01296 624417 07810 787899 on The juniors have been attending practices in good numbers despite lots of poor weather. U7 & 9’s on Saturdays has proved popular with over 40 regularly attending. Many matches have been cancelled due to the weather or by the opposition and the U15’s are yet to play a game.

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You Write forty years service to the Wendover Parish Council. In April a very splendid invitation arrived from the Lord Chamberlain, commanded by H.M. Queen to invite me. My elder Son, Richard, whom I nominated to accompany me, also received the invite.


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With such high rent and rates asked for these premises I fully understand why local FREE evening collection and delivery businesses cannot consider them viable. Professionally ironed Why I am concerned is that by deterring Over 15 years experience 'chains' bringing their business into Fast friendly service On 29 May after a spell at the hairdressers Wendover, it is actually damaging our little Minimum charge of only £12 Richard arrived, we had lunch, changed and village rather than helping it. ℡ 01296 620011 left by car. We arrived at Buckingham 07738 467662 Palace at 3.15 p.m. We had a delicious tea I for one would most welcome the old Rossini and then Her Majesty arrived together with building becoming a high end chain family the Duke, Prince of Wales, Duchess of restaurant such as 'ASK', Pizza Express, or Cornwall, Duchess of Cambridge, the Kents 'Zizis', and feel this would bring additional PAINTING & DECORATING V. SIMMONS and Princess Alexandra. We were within five trade to the village. Hemel Old Town has 40 years experience such 'chains' and it’s still a lovely place to yards of the Queen but did not meet her. visit with many restaurants thriving together. For best prices, ring : It was a very grand and memorable occasion. Home 01296 613387 All the visitors were so friendly and I agree we don’t require 'chain' coffee shops Mobile: 07712 620167 courteous. I met Bishop John of Oxford and as we have many fabulous establishments his wife, Wendy. We also chatted to many already. However, existing restaurants such JUST AERIALS other people and walked around the splendid as the wonderful Le Bistro (where we eat Digital TV & Satellite specialist Gardens. The Queen treated us to an ice regularly), and of course our many great New aerials supplied & fitted cream, after which we returned home. What pubs that serve food, may actually see Sky, HD Freesat, DAB, Freeview increased trade if such chains appear due to a wonderful experience!!! Tel: 01296 330621 Mob: 07816 659644 Jennifer Ballantine the additional foot traffic. People would come from further afield to dine in Wendover as Email: there would be greater choice. Chain shops in Wendover I have lived in Wendover for 12 years, have brought up a young family here, and we all It would be most interesting to hear from love our beautiful village. My concern is that other Wendover residents and business Wendover is slowly becoming a ghost town. I owners for their views on the subject. Andrew Radford have seen the local bank close and stay vacant, the travel agent, the book shop, the


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On behalf of Florence Nightingale Hospice and Florrie’s Children Hospice, I would like to thank everyone who donated to and supported this event. Despite dismal weather many people came along and enjoyed Pimms, Sparkling wine, cakes and afternoon tea. We had advertised a relaxed and welcoming environment which I hope it was, maybe just add damp into the equation!

Dolly Savile (Wendover News Local Face May 2002) opened the event and stayed to share To attain a Duke of Edinburgh Award, a glass of champagne with participants have to take part in a physical us all. You did a fantastic activity and develop a life skill of their choice. job Dolly, thank you. They also have to volunteer and undertake an expedition. The Award assists I would especially like to participants in developing and building on a thank Lin the manager of Wendover Hospice shop, wide range of personal qualities while who was a great support discovering new skills. to me and printed all my Bucks CC has unwaveringly supported posters and everything Aylesbury High School students, enabling else I required. She will be sadly missed by them to achieve exceptionally high standards all the volunteers and all our customers. in all that they do to earn their Awards. D of E BIOENERGY PRACTICE Manager at Aylesbury High School, Richard Overall due to everyone’s generosity we Sunday 10-12 Halton Village Hall Torpey said, “Receiving our own licence is managed to raise £875.00. Again I can’t Movement meditation. Free your testament to the dedication of all the staff, thank everyone enough for supporting this energies, clear the mind, shake off parents and former students who give their worthy cause despite the English summer your problems. time and expertise so freely to make this weather. Chris: 01296 696604 Alison Gordon special award program possible. “ More info:

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Local Face: Lin Seely Gerlinde (Lin) Baier was born on a cold summer’s day in July 1964 in a town close to the Bavarian borders in Austria. Shortly afterwards, her parents relocated the family including her 2 sisters, who are 15 and 17 years older than she is, to Baden, a lovely spa town on the doorstep of Vienna. She grew up in this architecturally and historically glorious setting completing her education in Baden and then trained as a travel agent. She worked in project management over the next 21 years mainly in Vienna. Lin travelled extensively through Europe, touring the British Isles and fell in love with this country. As luck would have it, she met a wonderful English man, Jack Seely, fell in love with him and made the “big” move to Sydenham where they were married. Lin started as a Supervisor at a chemist in Chinnor and despite being hopelessly homesick, her many new friends and kind local people made everything easier and she soon realised that life is really good as long as you accept challenges with open arms and an open heart. In 2002 Lin and Jack moved to Aylesbury, where they still live. With it

came the opportunity to contribute to, dedicated and doing whatever they and to put back into the local could to make shopping a joyful experience while at the same community. time feeling good about doing one’s bit for Charity. Her successful response to an advert in the Bucks Lin says, “I would like to take Herald (which she keeps this opportunity to thank the neatly cut out and stuck to a W endover com m unit y, white sheet of paper in a regulars, people who came to folder called “My Life”) took visit us from far beyond the her in an unexpected borders of Wendover and direction. She started as especially the volunteers, for Manager of the Florence receiving me so warmly into Nightingale Hospice Shop in their midst. I never for one Wendover and embraced this completely different experience minute felt unwelcome. It was a joy and feeling that she could potentially make a pleasure to work for and with you and serve the community for 10 years. I am change to the lives of others. leaving the Hospice Shop to pursue Lin and her volunteers in the Wendover different things in life. Hospice Shop worked tirelessly to raise the necessary funds for the Hospice in Thank you again so much for everything Stoke Mandeville. A few of the many you gave and taught me, it has been an missions and aims were to make it a absolute pleasure. I am sure we will see focal point in the community, a pleasant each other again in the future.” place to come and receive a warm welcome, relax, enjoy browsing, pick up P.S. from Casper the Labradoodle: “I a bargain, offload one’s troubles, share moved in with my family as a hopefully a joke and come back knowing you much loved addition in 2007, and would would be treated as a valued customer like to thank all the people who have known me, stroked and cuddled me, and friend. cooed at me, sometimes walked me and Lin always felt that the same warm threw in the occasional treat. I will miss welcome kept the volunteers loyal and you all furry much.”

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Matters Arising Staffing Committee as needed, but What a month so far! With the Jubilee approx twice a year. and the Olympics taking place this summer the fittingly themed Wendover Matters Arising Celebrates took place at the beginning Last year it was decided to trial a of June. What an event it was and one communications page in Wendover that I personally was proud to be part of. News with the intention of giving At the PC meeting it was minuted that Parishioners more information about the Steering Group and committee for what the Parish Council was doing for Wendover Celebrates be formally the community and ask ing the congratulated on organising such a community what it would like its Council superb event. It was nice to see all the to achieve. The first year is now coming Steering group and some of the to an end. We hope and believe you committee present to hear the have found ‘Matters Arising’ interesting comments from the PC. Many and useful. So, we have decided to councillors gave their personal time or continue using the back page of donated equipment and even car Wendover News for this purpose. We parking spaces to help the event run would like to thank Jane Larkham for s uc c es s f u l l y. T h e C om m u n i t y her generosity and for doing so much to Information Office team did brisk help establish ‘Matters Arising’ business in ticket, raffle and brochure sales as well as answering queries. Local Produce Market

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From a Parish Council perspective, a Saturday 21 July 2012 warm welcome is extended to Sue Gilbert, who is assisting Jill Bottomley for the next month or so. Drovers’ Trees Robert Duggan There is concern that pine trees behind the Clock Tower may damage the roof if Meetings nothing is done so the AVDC As the number of meetings has grown Arboriculturalist has decided to lop the to around 65 it has been decided to offending branches. reduce this to about 46. There will be 10 main Council Meetings, omitting August The trees are ‘Drovers’ Trees’ and have and December. Planning will continue to a history as way markers and still exist meet twice a month if necessary, the all over the country. Trees were planted Amenities Committee bi-monthly, by cattle drovers and herders to identify Finance Committee quarterly and the watering places for their animals and

mark the routes across country before there were roads. They were planted roughly a day’s travel apart, often Scots Pine because their height makes them distinctive and easy to recognise. Wendover was the meeting place of at least two drover trails, the Ridgeway and a trail from Ashridge, believed to have entered Wendover down Hog Trough Lane. The watering place would have been a ford, crossing what is now the old Tring Road close to where Brook House now stands. The three Scots Pines at the Clock Tower were planted after the building was finished in 1870. A picture of the period shows no such trees. There is still a large drinking trough next to the Clock Tower and contemporary pictures show a herd of sheep being driven to the site and horses actually being watered there. It is reasonable to assume the trees were planted at about this time to replace the old Drovers’ Trees and carry on the tradition.

Fishing Although we are all fed up with the rain there has been a positive result. The water level at Hampden Pond has risen so we can announce that it is open for fishing again. Licences to fish are available via the Clock Tower or Ray Smith’s garage. Any season ticket holder who would like to assist in bailiff operations please contact the Clock Tower.

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8.00am Holy Communion 1st Sunday at St Mary’s, thereafter St Anne’s 9.00am Holy Communion & 10.30am Varied Family Services & Jnr. Church

 Planning Your Retirement

 Managing Your Investments

 Tax & Estate Planning

 Protecting Your Wealth


An initial consultation is available at our expense and free from obligation

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@stmary’s, 11 High Street, HP22 5DU 10 am - 12.30pm each weekday 01296 623123

"You made things seem a lot less complicated than we thought they might be! So happy we found Hase Osborne to help us." Mrs H, Beaconsfield

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