June 2012 Wendover News

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June 2012

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Flaming June

We’re all hoping for glorious weather in contributions for July before June. We start with the Jubilee, go on to Monday 11 June (including payments for ads) Open Gardens, honour fathers on book early to avoid disappointment Sunday 17 June and visit Bucks Art ℡ 01296 624270 Week. Plenty to keep us all happy. editor@wendover-news.co.uk Wendover Celebrates Evening tickets are available from Wendover Clock Tower or www.wendovercelebrates.org.uk

In preparation for lots of fun on Monday 4 June, souvenir programmes are now on sale in Andrew Gardner, Wendover Clock Tower, @stmarys, Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop, Budgens and No2 Pound Street. The programme reveals the identity of the Soap Star who will open the afternoon event as well as useful maps. Raffle tickets are also on sale in the same places. See the special pale blue pullout for details of the raffle prizes.

Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop,

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 : Tuesdays 12 and 26 June at 1.30pm To celebrate the completion of training at RAF Halton we can expect a flypast (weather permitting).

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Jeremy White, Godfrey Thorpe and Andrew Rance will again be showing their work at 12 Walnut Drive every day during Open Studios fortnight, 9 - 24 June. Free admission For further details and directions, please visit the Bucks Open Studios website: http://www.bucksopenstudios.org.uk

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Legacy Fairs Antique & Collectors Market

Thursday 21st June

What’s on in June 2012 for July 2012 events, please contact us before Monday 11 June Wendover News, Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop, High Street, HP22 6DX ℡ 01296 624270 editor@wendover-news.co.uk Calendar entry FREE, one line; What’s On Box charity rate £12 : 20 words

9am-2pm (Trade 8am) Mondays 13.30 Wendover Baby/Toddler Group 0-5yrs term time. Wendover Memorial Hall, details 709791 Entrance by donation to Charity Mondays The Rotary Club of Wendover & District, see www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.asp?ClubID=2041 Wendover Memorial Hall Mondays 19.30 -21.30 Bucks French Club, Holiday Inn, Weston Turville, except Bank holidays, details 07738 512664 WENDOVER MUSIC Saturday 9 June 7.30pm St Mary’s Church Wendover

Heath Quartet Performing works by Haydn, Tippet, Tchaikovsky dedicated to the memory of Lionel Abel-Smith

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 : www.jazzercise-uk.com 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, sarahyoga@sky.com 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, www.imagez.org.uk 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 JUNE credit card hotline 01296 330559, Fri 01 12.00-14.00 Meet the RAF on the Manor Waste - see article on page 3 booking fee will apply Sat 02 Weston Turville Diamond Jubilee Celebrations on the Memorial Playing Fields Details from 01296 615753 Sun 03 11.00 Coombe Hill Run starting www.wendovermusic.org.uk Mon 04 WENDOVER CELEBRATES JUBILEE CARNIVAL DAY Wed 06 10.00 Wendover U3A, The Life & Work of Cole Porter: Ken Fitt, St Mary’s Church, Wendover Thu 07 19.00 Wendover Library Reading Group : For details call 07979 855047 Sat 09 19.30 Wendover Music: Heath Quartet at St Mary’s Church, see advert on left Sun 10 Bucksbridge House OPEN GARDEN for Iain Rennie Sun 10 18.15 for 18.30: Contemplative Fire at St Mary’s Church, Wendover. All welcome Tue 12 19.00-21.00 Wendover Youth Club Open Evening — see editorial on Events page 6 Thu 14 13.00-15.00 WHAT NOT TO WEAR talk with refreshments/chat about your caring role. Bucks Carers see p4 London Rd (A413) Thu 14 19.45 Wendover Evening WI, Red Kites in the Chilterns: Jill Carey, St Anne’s Hall, , details 01296 582318 Wendover Dean Thu 14 20.00 Chiltern Writers: How to Catch an Editor’s Eye: Janice Raycroft, Wendover Library Room (Corner of Bowood Lane) Sat 16 09.00-13.00 Local Produce Market : Manor Waste, Wendover Sat 16 12.00-15.00 Weston Turville CE School Olympic Summer Fair : Full details on page 6 Services COPY DATE FOR next edition of WENDOVER NEWS MONDAY 11 JUNE Sat 8.00pm Thu 21 14.30 Wendover Horticultural Society: Avignon & Cevenne National Park: Mr Cornwall, W. Library Room Thu 21 09.00-14.00 Legacy Antique & Collectors Market, Wendover Memorial Hall Sun 10.30am Thu 21 19.30-10.00 Wendover Holistic Therapist “Abundance of Summer” . For details see pg 5. W. Library Room Enquiries: 07917 694 800 Thu 21 20.00 Aylesbury Centre for National Trust, Travels through Transylvania : Laszlo Grof, Broughton Jnr. School pentecostalchurchwendover Sat 23 19.30 Concert : Cygnet Singers, Tickets £10, See advert St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville see p 7 Sun 24 14.30, FAMILY BIKE RIDE meeting on Manor Waste - full article and details on page 7 @yahoo.co.uk



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Events SUNDAY 3 JUNE 2012 Shoulder of Mutton Car Park Fun run 10.40 (entries on day only)

24 June: 50's Rock and Roll - Market Sq Entry form and details available at Fox River Conspiracy plus Deak Rivers sings Thu 31 May, 10-12, Manor Waste www.coombehillrun.org.uk Buddy Holly. Buckinghamshire County Council Adult Main run 11.00am Social Care department is holding a series of ‘drop in surgeries’ across the county. The The Jubilee Long Weekend surgeries are for members of the public to In Wendover and the surrounding villages the SALSA DANCE CLASSES come and ask the department for advice and Jubilee Weekend starts early as the RAF are Next 6 week beginner course guidance and what is currently available to coming to the Manor Waste on Friday 1 starting Wednesday 6 June 2012 them, a family member or a member of their June. Weston Turville invites us all for a Fete at Wendover Royal British Legion 7.45 p.m. Cost £35 community. Also present is the local Police on Saturday 2 June. Sunday 3 June starts To book call 07767234532 Community Support Officer offering crime with the Coombe Hill Run, goes on to The www.salsahips.co.uk prevention and reduction advice. If you are Big lunch in various locations and finishes interested please pop along to the next with a Garden Party. Monday 4 June will be St Mary the Virgin Weston Turville surgery being held on Thursday 31 May at Wendover Celebrates. Halton Village is CONCERT Wendover Market from 10.00am – 12.30pm. doing its own thing. Sat 23rd June, 7.30 If you would like to have more information CYGNET SINGERS please contact Karen Adamson on 01296 Full details on pale blue pullout (Wycombe Orpheus Male Voice Choir) Tickets £10, at door or Clocktower 383847 Inc. wine & snacks, U18 free

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Summer Sundays FREE live music in Aylesbury town centre every Sunday throughout the Summer 11.30am – 2pm. 3 June: 60 Years of Song – Kingsbury From Bill Hailey to Cee Lo Green with My Holiday Romance plus support from Steve Bennett. 10 June: Slyde! - Market Square Britain's foremost Slade tribute band bring back all the fun of glam rock. 17 June: Big Band - Kingsbury Swing to the sounds of the Sound Force Big Band and Jay Oxenham, The Voice of Sinatra.

Join a local community bike ride in Aylesbury John Colet School Vale for free. There are fantastic rides Wharf Road, Wendover starting from various points across the District throughout the summer. All rides are We are looking to led by friendly leaders trained by British recruit a Cycling. There are different levels of ride 1 2 1 English Tutor difficulty to suit different abilities and children Closing date are welcome to take part. Enjoy the great 9am Monday 11th June 2012 outdoors and explore the beautiful countryside in Aylesbury Vale. You can easily For full details please visit our website register online to reserve your place on a ride. www.johncolet.co.uk For full details visit the website An enhanced CRB will www.goskyride.com/Aylesbury be required.

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The Management Committee of Diamond Jubilee Street Party Fare WENDOVER MEMORIAL HALL Home made Sausages, Burgers Kebabs, Quiches, Pies Home produced Free range eggs

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Saturday 9 June, 7.30pm St Mary’s Church The prize-winning young string ensemble, Heath Quartet, will be performing works by Haydn, Tippett and Tchaikovsky. The concert is dedicated to the memory of Lionel AbelSmith and is generously sponsored by the Lionel Abel-Smith Trust.

Refreshments and delicious home-made cakes will be served at all our gardens, and many gardeners will be happy to offer expert advice on gardening queries. There will be many other attractions too, such as plant stalls, live music and garden merchandise for sale.

For more details visit www.irhh.org/ Tickets, priced £14 (concessions £13) opengardens, call the Fundraising Team on Children (+5 years) £1 are available from 01442 890222 or pick up a brochure from Wendover, Princes Risborough and any Iain Rennie office or charity shop. Aylesbury Tourist Information Offices. Credit Card Hotline – call Aylesbury Visitor The National Garden Scheme opening of Corner in Manor Road Information Centre – 01296 330559. Booking A c e r (www.acercorner.com) will be on 27 May and fee will apply. For further details call 01296 is in aid of Iain Rennie. 615753 or visit www.wendovermusic.org.uk

June 9 - 24 Please see our feature on pages 8 and 9.

Acer Corner and 11 The Paddocks (Edwin Rye) will open from 14.00-18.00 on 23 & 24 June. All are welcome.

Open Gardens 2012 Dates

Wharf café launch

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We have over 50 lovingly tended gardens Monday 11 June 7:45—9:45am term time opening in 2012 - featuring a huge range of Wendover Youth Centre will launch the * 1000's of fabrics Wharf café at WYC providing * handmade curtains & pelmets planting and design. Of these, over half are roman blinds new to our programme. Not only will you be • a relaxed convenient location for parents * wood, roller, venetian blinds able to visit old favourites to see how they and their children to meet in a social * conservatory blinds have changed and developed, but also view atmosphere, have a coffee (espresso, latte etc) or sample our teas and pastries; some stunning new ones. Free measuring, advice & fitting • revenue stream for WYC and hence assist • Sunday 10 June (Bucksbridge House) Showroom and workroom: in fulfilment of the vision for the centre; 98 High St, Berkhamsted, HP4 2BL • 5 gardens opening on Sunday 1 July www.elizabethleeblinds.co.uk • Increase ‘footfall’ through the centre * friendly family company


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W Youth Club Open Evening Tue 12 June 7-9pm Are you looking for a FREE FUN night out with your mates? Wendover Youth Club is throwing open its doors for an Open Evening on Tuesday 12 June from 7-9pm with guaranteed fun and entertainment: Sumo Suits, Climbing Wall, Just Dance Competition, Table Tennis, Pool table, Basketball, Gaming room and FREE pizza. If you're aged between 11-18 then come down to see us on Wharf Road, back of the school campus.

What editors want June 14 20.00—Wendover Library Room Janice Raycroft is Editor of Buckinghamshire and Berkshire Life has been a journalist since the age of 16 and her career has included seventeen years experience of editing newspapers and magazines in London and Berkshire. Janice will give an inside track into the huge ‘sea change’ within the media in recent years and how to catch the eye of besieged editors. Entry is free to members and £4 to non members. www.chilternwriters.org

sprint for Breast Cancer Open Evening : Wednesday 6th June 5.00pm — 7.00pm Join us in an evening of pure pampering and enjoyment to raise money for the Race for Life Cancer Research. A handful of Scruples Girls are going to take part in the 5k run at Waddesdon Manor on 24th June • • • • • • • • •

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Thu 14 June, 1 – 3pm W Library Room What colours suit you? What image do you portray? Come and find out from an Image Consultant. Also refreshments and a chance to chat and ask any questions you might have about your caring role. If you are a family carer, come along to the group you will be sure of a friendly welcome.

As a follow on to May’s International C o m p o s t Awareness Week we in Wendover are spreading the word that all garden and green food waste can readily be used to enrich our garden soil and in turn produce strong healthy plants of our choice. In short the key There is a charge of £7.00 for this session. to success in compost making is to have a Please book a place by contacting: Carers good balance of ‘browns’ and ‘greens’, some Bucks, Ardenham Court, Oxford Road, moisture, pockets of air and time for the Aylesbury, HP19 8HT. Tel: 0300 777 2722. natural chemicals to react. Do you require transport to and from the venue? Do you require a sitting service? We Did you find that your compost bin hasn’t can help. www.carersbucks.org worked? Are you able to pass on your tips Carers Bucks dedicated to supporting family Carers for top dressing or mulching? Do you have a story about wildlife in a compost bin?

Olympic Summer Fair 16 June 12- 3pm Weston Turville School Come and join the sporting fun including: Europe’s longest inflatable obstacle course; mini marathon; five-a-side football tournament; horse riding; café, bar and BBQ; tombolas; cake stall; face painting; raffle; and many more stalls and activities.

Come along to meet Master Composters and share your experience (or show your compost) at The Local Produce Market, Manor Waste, 9am to 1pm Saturday 16th June.

Anyone wishing to enter the 2.6mile mini marathon, children’s fun run or five-a-side football competition please em ail wtcepta@gmail.com

Annual 6-a-side tournament RAF Halton Sat & Sun 16 & 17 June With the kind permission of Group Captain Elliot, Station Commander RAF Halton, the Wendover Junior Football Club will be

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News from Wendover Health Centre 01296 623452 Jubilee holiday We will close at 6.30 pm on Friday 1st June and re-open at 8am on Wednesday 6th June. Bucks Urgent Care will provide out of hours cover for urgent problems over the holiday period. If you call the Health Centre’s telephone number, your call will automatically be diverted to them. Please remember that we require 72 hours notice for any prescription requests. On Saturday 2nd June our dispensary will be closed but Lloyds pharmacy in the High Street will be open as usual.

Closure for Staff training We will close at 1pm on Thursday 14th June.

New doctors We welcome two new long-term locum doctors. Dr Andrew Jackson is covering Dr Anna Milward’s maternity leave; he

will be working five sessions per week. Dr Kate Pannell starting working four sessions per week from the beginning of May; she will be with us for six months. Both of these doctors will be helping out with duty sessions – this will free up more appointments for regular doctor team. This should result in shorter waiting times for routine appointments.

share medical records with other health care providers (such as Bucks Urgent Care), but it has many security features.

In order to manage the changeover we will be offering only a very limited number of routine appointments on 19th and 20th June. Cover for urgent problems will continue as usual. Despite intensive staff training, hiccups may still occur when EMIS-Web goes live; please bear with us during this time. In Change in clinical software the long run we are sure that the new system The planned switchover to the new system will greatly enhance our ability software system called EMIS-Web, to offer you high quality health care. which was scheduled to take place in November 2011, was postponed and Our website will now take place on Tuesday 19th Details of all proposed changes to our June. Some of the features of the new usual opening hours and a range of software include a user friendly other information about the Health interface, much clearer presentation of Centre and our sister practices in the medical record, enhanced safety Bedgrove and Aston Clinton are provisions (e.g. for prescribing) and use available on our website: of graphics in showing results of www.westongrove.com investigations. It will also enable us to

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holding its annual 6 A-Side Tournament at jubilee year, in aid of St Mary's refurbishment fund. RAF Halton on the above dates. This is always a great day of football with over 300 teams playing in Age Groups Under 7 to Under 15. A BBQ, Bar and Refreshments are available along with a bouncy castle and horse rides (Sunday only). You don’t have to be a member of the Club to come along and support our Wendover boys. Tom Kerr, Club Secretary, 07709 982 786

Wendover Holistic Therapist Thu 21 June, 7.30pm -10pm W Library Rm Celebrate the Abundance of Summer. Free entry. Refreshments of Home grown mint and lemon balm teas, home made sun cake and Goddess cookies will be offered. You will experience a meditation and group healing with the energies of Archangel Metatron, Sacred Sound and Drum healing and be invited to join in a circle dance. All Welcome. To find out more please contact Louise 01296 696285

Concert for a Summer Evening Sat 23 June, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Wendover Enjoy a summer evening of entertainment with the RAF Voluntary Concert Band. Wonderful music and a glass (or two) of wine to celebrate the summer of this special

Cygnet singers Sat 23 June, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Weston T The Cygnet Singers, who are performing at St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville on Saturday 23 June, are a small group (about 16) from the Wycombe Orpheus Male Voice Choir who have previously sung in full strength at St Marys but have become victims of their own success and have grown to a size which many venues cannot safely accommodate, hence this small elite group performing from a similar male voice repertoire. It is hoped they will include items relevant to the Jubilee celebrations. Tickets £10 (including wine & snacks) at door or Clock Tower.

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All makes of carpet & vinyl Sunday 24 June, 2.30pm, Manor Waste Get Wendover Cycling will be organising a Personally supplied and fitted Family Bike Ride starting from the Manor Free Estimates / Huge sample range Waste at 2.30pm. A cycle mechanic will be 25 Years Experience providing free checkups from 1.30pm on site. 01296 689179 or 07976204433 The ride will be from Wendover to Halton Parish Church for tea and cake. There will ST ANNE’S HALL to hire All enquiries to be two routes. One (more suitable for older Louise Mazzullo children) will include a visit to the Trenchard 07423 266713 Museum at RAF Halton. The other route will stanneshallwendover@ be through Weston Turville. hotmail.co.uk Chris and Mary Peeler

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Bucks Bucks Open Studios June 9 - 24 Artists and Makers of Artworks throughout the County, will again be opening their studios to the public and exhibiting their work. Entrance is free and gives everyone the opportunity to view these diverse talents. Every day during the fortnight, Jeremy White and Godfrey Thorpe will be opening their Pottery Studio and Gallery with an exciting range of their work that is unique and hand made. Jeremy says he loves to use the material and elements that have formed our Universe - Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Godfrey is currently developing versions of Op-Art patterns making small 3D objects, jewellery and hanging tiles. www.jeremywhiteceramics.co.uk

Peter Jewell studied fine art at Bucks New University and his paintings are in private collections in a surprising number of countries overseas as well as the U.K. including the Northampton Art Gallery and Museum. The studio is near the old Fox Pub and can easily be found by following the clear signs from the centre of Dunsmore village. During the Bucks Open Studios period Peter Jewell’s studio and garage/gallery in Dunsmore will be open daily from 10.30 to 5.30pm except on Mondays and Thursdays. Forty or so paintings will be on show in a variety of styles and mediums and subjects.

Wendover’s Wendy Lewis will be demonstrating and exhibiting new work in watercolours, oils, charcoal drawings and They are joined again by local artist Andrew signed copies of children's illustrated picture Rance who has been painting and drawing books. www.wendylewis-illustrator.co.uk semi-professionally for over 30 years. Along All electrical work undertaken: with all his other work, Andrew takes his Susan Gray, artist and tutor will be exhibiting Domestic, Commercial & Industrial inspiration from Venice - his most recent visit sea and landscapes in acrylic and oils, many Installations and testing, CRB checked by D ev on & Cor n wal l. Call Daniel 07719 570327 / 01296 581715 was in April 2012 when he completed a ins p ir ed www.susangray.co.uk. Both Susan and www.djcelectrical.co.uk number of paintings ‘en plein air’. He will be d.chamlet@djcelectricalcontractors.co.uk showing his new Oil paintings, Watercolours, Wendy will be in their studios behind Sally Acrylics and Prints. www.andrewrance.com. Turner Antiques;

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Marie Boyle, sculptor, 58 Halton Lane models in clay and casts in bronze resin. shows a selection of fired pieces and cement fondu. This year with a concentration on athletic pieces.www.marieboylesculpture.com

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Open Studios Ian Moore studied graphic design at Bournemouth & Poole College of Art and Design. In 1990, on completion of his studies he had work accepted in four major national illustration competitions. Over the next thirteen years he worked as a freelance illustrator commissioned by various publications including Elle, Vogue, New Internationalist, The Telegraph and Financial Times. His illustrations have featured in many design projects, records and book covers.

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Launch evening Friday 15 June Ian has exhibited widely in solo and group Saturday 16 - Sunday 24 June M A Atherton shows in London and Buckinghamshire, and Weekdays & Saturdays 10am–5pm has his work in galleries around the UK. In Sundays 12pm – 5pm Complete decorating services the last nine years he has moved away from Mob: 07787 135911 illustration to concentrate solely on painting. The wonderfully historic Church of St Tel: 01296 622076 Many of these paintings were inspired by the Dunstan’s opens its doors once again to host true story of Tottington, a village in Norfolk a collection of nine local artists exhibiting Email: athy28@hotmail.com where his family originally came from. The wo r k for Bucks Open Studios. village was taken over by the War STORAGE Department for troop training purposes in Offering something for everyone, the group Local farm has car, general & 1942, with the promise of returning the boasts a variety of exciting and vibrant new workshop storage all in a very village. The promise was not kept and the work exhibiting; paintings, drawings, reliefs, secure purpose built building families never returned. This led to work mosaics, woodcraft, woodturning, ceramics 01494 837549 based around village life, the families who and silver jewellery. This year the group has bernardtompkins@hotmail.co.uk were re-located, and the mock characterless 4 new members. Come and meet the artists buildings that were used by the military for (there will be some artist demonstrations Garden Care & Maintenance battle training. available throughout the week). The current series of paintings Delicious Cream Teas will be for sale in the depicting houses and homes will be Church Hall or garden, (depending on exhibited at ‘a little bird told me gallery’ weather) Saturday and Sunday afternoons. during Bucks Art Week 9 - 24 June 2012.

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Mimi’s mission Many are familiar with Mimi’s Mission. Wendover girl Amelia [Mimi] Jane Simpson has Cerebral Palsy. Mimi is back from America after a lifeenhancing operation costing some £34,000 raised by family, friends and Wendover people. Mimi now needs a further two years

of intensive physiotherapy costing £20,000. The Rotary Club got the ball rolling at their Annual ‘Big Quiz’ on 9 March by holding one fun game for Mimi, and the Club was able to pass £220 to the family. Every little helps so for details of Mimi’s Mission and how to help see www.mimismission.co.uk.

Stroke Aware If it is bad news to be told you have high blood pressure, it is worse news to find a loved one collapsed on the floor with a drooping face, slurred speech and one side of the body out of control. Worse still to find it might have been preventable. Stroke can happen to anyone at any age but you can reduce the risk by controlling your blood pressure. 60 people attended Rotary Club of Wendover and District’s drop in clinic at the Library Room on 21 April. Blood pressure was taken by qualified doctors and nurses; we gave them information on stroke prevention and topped it off with refreshments. Good that most people’s BP was normal, better that we could advise seven that they should visit their GP for further follow up and best, that this may possibly have prevented a stroke. Rotary Club will run this event next year – come along – what’s the worst that could happen?

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May Parish Council Meeting Election of Chair Nominating Councillor Bob Duggan for reelection as Chair of the Council, Councillor Marion Clayton said he had done ‘a fantastic job in extremely difficult circumstances over the past year.’ Elected unopposed, Councillor Duggan replied that he was ‘honoured to be Chair for a second year’ and hoped the forthcoming year would be ‘even more successful and enlightening.’

Vice Chair Standing down as Vice-Chair, Councillor Clayton nominated Counsillor Nicky Gregory who was also elected unopposed.

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In advance of the main meeting, the Parish Council’s Planning Committee considered proposals for the restoration of the derelict Brook House and the erection of one detached dwelling. Several interested members of the public expressed the view that the current proposals offered a better restoration option than those previously submitted and certainly compared with the present ‘terrible situation.’ Concerns were expressed relating to size, potential loss of light and overlooking neighbours, the need for a planting scheme and conserving trees subject to preservation orders. The Committee endorsed those views and will submit a response to AVDC planning. Richard Gridley

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Changes have been announced in the structure of the Chiltern Community Forums to consider local effects of HS2 and how they might be mitigated. Following the first round of meetings various communities, including Wendover, made representations to HS2 Ltd about the boundaries. HS2 Ltd has responded by making a number of adjustments including the establishment of a Forum based on Wendover, Halton and Dunsmore. As well as bringing together Brook House affected communities with some common One of the longest-running local issues could issues this will enable more organisations in possibly be drawing to a close with the latest the Wendover area to appoint a delegate to planning applications for this neglected site. attend these important meetings.

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28 April to 1 May 2012 Thank you to Councillor Duggan for welcoming the 30 adults and 3 children to a short reception at the Youth Centre. We all met up later at St Anne’s Hall for a very lively evening of fish and chips, music by Bill and Barbara McGillivray and a picture quiz.

Can you Walk an Arm’s Length from Wendover - Tring on Sunday 2 September? The Wendover Arm Trust invites you to bring your friends and family to our 6¾ mile sponsored walk along the Wendover Arm, from Wharf Road, Wendover to the Grand Junction Arms, Bulbourne, near Tring.

Our outing to Denbies Wine Estate in Surrey was a resounding success and our visitors were very impressed by the whole experience, especially the land-train tour around the vineyard and of course the wine tasting. It was good to show the French that we too can produce excellent wines.

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but we shall continue to keep you up to date We are always looking for volunteers to help through Wendover News. The committee at our youth club on either Tuesday or looks forward to welcoming back regular Thursday evenings 7—9pm, even if you are members and to introducing new members to the Wendover Pool. only able to help out once a month.

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Alternatively you might prefer to support us Wendover Cricket Club from an administrative perspective, either on The weather has caused severe disruption to our management committee or by being an the early part of Wendover Cricket Club’s occasional fundraiser. season, with the first 9 junior games all being cancelled or postponed and 3 out of 7 senior If you think you can help, please get in games called off. Practices have also been contact either by e m a i l i n g affected although most have gone ahead and satkinson@bucksgfl.org.uk or by leaving a been well attended. message on 01296 624473. The 2nd XI opened their Mid Bucks League Wendover Swimming Association campaign with a close 3 wicket win over The new membership year will start on 1 July Frieth in Division 2 on 5 May. The visitors and existing members will receive a request were restricted to 120 for 4 off 35 overs, with for membership renewal during June. Your Jonathan Seabrook taking 3 for 56. In reply, committee have again kept the subscriptions Charles Deer looked well set until he got out and the swimming charges at the same price for 28 but a string of rash shots saw and, as always, the money we raise is used Wendover slump to 57 for 7. However Ollie to contribute to the costs of running the Hogg 43* and the young Max Wilkinson 16* (on his senior debut) batted sensibly and took Wendover Pool and keeping it open. full advantage of the change bowlers. Hogg’s At the AGM for last year, the membership 3 sixes helped to raise the tempo to achieve agreed that you would like to hear more from victory by 3 wickets and 4 overs to spare, the committee and so we have started whilst adding an undefeated 64 for the 8th sending out emails to members, around once wicket. a month, to keep you up to date with what is going on. The committee apologises to those On 6 May, Little Marlow struggled to 112 all members who do not have access to email, out off 44 overs as the spinners wreaked the

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Corner damage on a blameless pitch – Jonathan Seabrook 3 for 5, Matt Robinson 2 for 10 and Joel Heritage 2 for 24. Wendover’s openers responded in style with George Robinson 50 and James Wootton 43* racing to a 9 wicket victory in only 16 overs. The 1st XI won their first match against Bradenham in the Mid Bucks League Premier Division by 6 wickets on 12 May. Wendover made early inroads with Jon Green and Tom Cornick each taking 2 wickets. David Gulliver also claimed 2 wickets as Bradenham’s innings closed on 147 all out. In reply, James Harrington batted steadily for 49 before he was run out. Will Ebsworth accelerated with 5 fours and 2 sixes in his 41 and Tom McKee 29* guided Wendover to a comfortable victory.

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Cycle Racks at Wendover Station The cycle racks at the station are usually completely full every weekday. Get Wendover Cycling has made representations to Chiltern Railways, stressing the need for more secure cycle parking as the summer approaches. But we have received no undertaking that the extra cycle parking will be provided. We therefore suggest that all who share our concern should email Chiltern Railways addressing their message to the Customer Services Manager, using the email address below: Mark.Cooper@chilternrailways.co.uk Chris Peeler Chair, Get Wendover Cycling

Charity Bags I am not sure about other streets in Wendover, but mine keeps getting charity bags through the letterbox for clothes collections. The logos on the bags make each look like it belongs to well know UK Cancer Charity but these are actually for charities which are registered elsewhere. These organisations give a fixed amount to a charity per month and as they are registered abroad, do not share their accounts and how much profits they make. As you may be aware, in the press recently, there have been reports on these foreign companies having tonnes of material which is worth a lot of

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Wendover Community Lunch A large number of people from the Churches and Community gathered together for an excellent Ploughman’s Lunch in The Christian Centre on Tuesday 1 May. We hope, whether you came on your own, or with friends, you received a warm welcome. Along with the Cake Stall and Raffle we have been able to send over £600 to Christian Aid. The local Committee is very grateful to all

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You Write who came, and to local shops and businesses who helped with donations of money or gifts including Julians, Number One, The Pack Horse, Agora, Rumseys’, Co -op Newsagent, Budgens, Wyevale Garden Centre, No2 Pound Street, Whitewaters Deli, and Tesco and Ashco, Aylesbury.


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A new planning application has at last been published that promises to rectify this. It is for ℡ 01296 620011 two 5-bedroomed dwellings, plus garaging. St Mary’s Church 07738 467662 One of the dwellings is to incorporate as would like to thank all donnasironingservice@ntlworld.com much as is now possible of the existing those who supported house (so not a lot, but at least something). PAINTING & DECORATING the Festival of The developer’s proposals specifically Flowers, Music and Art V. SIMMONS held during the May Bank Holiday weekend. include working methods safeguards (e.g. 40 years experience In spite of poor weather conditions over the use of hand tools) to ensure that such For best prices, ring : three days, hundreds of people enjoyed the incorporation will work. Home 01296 613387 many activities and events which Mobile: 07712 620167 accompanied the spectacular flower displays We have concerns about the scale of the which had a Jubilee or an Olympic theme. A second building as being potentially BIOENERGY PRACTICE highlight of the Festival was the Big Band overbearing and its siting too close to the Sunday 10-12 Halton Village Hall neighbouring properties. We hope that the Concert by the Aylesbury Music Centre. Movement meditation. Free your District Council or its Planning Officers will be clear the mind, shake off We really are immensely grateful to all able to secure some amelioration in these energies, your problems. friends, volunteers, exhibitors and respects. Chris: 01296 696604 supporters. The event raised in the region of chrismaylor@homecall.co.uk £7,000 for the Refurbishment Fund. Provided this can be done, we believe we More info: www.ratubagus.com Donations are still welcomed to complete the should acknowledge that now dealing with funding of the project; details can be found the site in this way can only be good for on www.stmaryswendover.org.uk Wendover and would help to restore some much-needed charm to this corner of central We wish everyone in Wendover joy and Wendover. blessings for their Jubilee celebrations. Graham Watts Secretary, Emma Low The Wendover Society

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After a lengthy absence off sick our Clerk Fiona Lippmann has now resigned. Short of a few loose ends to be sorted out we will be embarking on advertising for a new Clerk.

Your parish council is putting together a programme that should see a noticeable and positive change to Wendover's streetlights. The sodium lamps we currently use to light our streets are both energy hungry and high maintenance. The proposal is to develop a rolling program, over four to five years, that will see all of the village’s lamps converted to LED.

It is not a commonly known fact that all nesting birds are protected by law between the months of March and September. It is illegal to interfere in any way, e.g. hedging, tree felling/ lopping and high scaffolding on buildings are all included.

At the recent Annual Parish meeting the Chairman was unanimously re-elected and the vice Chair is now Nicky Gregory who was also unanimously elected. The four committees, Finance and General, Amenities, Planning and Staffing will all elect chairs when they meet for the first time in the next few weeks. Hopefully the business in year two of your Parish Council will be somewhat smoother to deal with than in year one.

The benefits of LED lighting include greatly reduced energy usage, reduced maintenance cost, greater lamp longevity and a large reduction in light pollution. Wendover will once again be able to stargaze safe in the knowledge that this green project will save us all a Good luck to Wendover Celebrates – few quid. taking place on June 4 2012; The Parish Council has been involved in one Samples of the lights we will use are way or another, my congratulations and installed on a column on the footpath good luck to councillors and staff who alongside the Library and the column have been involved at different times. behind the library in the Witchell. Take a The whole committee deserves our look and let us know what you think. support. Hopefully this event will develop and evolve in future years. Green Refuse Sacks Maybe next year we can re-instate the AVDC is in the process of introducing Village Show with a vegetable brown garden waste wheelie bins. As a competition and dog show. Ideas are result the green garden waste sacks are always welcome but we need to be being discontinued. The current stock at thinking of things now, if we are to the Clock Tower has run out, but we are consider them for next year. trying to source a further supply from

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Wendover Action Group A grant of £1000 has been awarded to WAG who operate the Wendover Community Car. WAG is a very worthwhile charity who provides a service enabling residents with difficulty getting about to enjoy the freedom of travel. They do not charge for their services but passengers are encouraged to contribute towards the running costs. Should you wish to help out as a volunteer driver please contact the WAG coordinator on 01296 317769

Best Kept Village Competition

Because of the refurbishment of the Manor Waste and other ongoing projects in the Village it has been decided to wait until 2013 to enter the Best Kept Village Competition. We hope to involve as many Societies and Groups as possible and include schools, AVDC which we hope will enable us to shops and businesses. We are looking supply green sacks until September. for support now for an anti-litter They are also currently available from campaign in the hope good habits will AVDC at 66 High Street, Aylesbury. ensure Wendover always looks its best.

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