March 2012 Wendover News

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March 2012

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Saints, Mothers and Clocks

The views expressed by contributors are their own and not necessarily the views of the editor.

Spring is coming and we’ll be busy with Saints David and Patrick as well as Mothering Sunday and clocks forward! Wendover Celebrates less than 100 days to go: Have you bought your tickets for the second of the W endover Celebrates fundraising Quiz Nights on 23 March at the Memorial Hall? Tables are available via the web-site at w w w. w e n d o v e r c e l e b r a t e s . o r g . uk . Tickets are also going fast for It's a Knockout so be sure to book your team online now to avoid disappointment. Wendover Celebrates is also searching for young bands, groups or singers to audition in their Battle of the Bands competition, to win the chance to be the opening act of the evening entertainment at Wendover Celebrates on 4 June. The competition will be held at The Memorial Hall on 31 March, starting at 7.30pm. If you are interested in taking part, e-mail entertainment@

contributions for April before

Monday 19 March for details of how to submit a demo. Closing date is 9 March. Tickets for the competition will be available on the door for the small fee of £3. Tickets for the full evening entertainment on 4 June are also on sale via the web-site now, with a fantastic line-up of live music, fire performers, the lighting of our Jubilee Beacon and an explosive fireworks finale being planned. Early bird discounts are currently in operation, with Adult tickets at £10, Youth (13-17) tickets at £5, and Children (12 or under) going free. There are still places available on the Carnival Parade and also availability of stalls for local traders, businesses and charities. All enquires by e-mail to

(including payments for ads) book early to avoid disappointment

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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 deliver to your road, please contact the office (see above). Wendover News would like to thank all our willing volunteers.

RAF Flypast date : Tuesday 6 March To celebrate the completion of training at RAF Halton we can expect a flypast, weather permitting at 1.30 pm

WENDOVER MUSIC: dates for your diary St Mary’s Church, Wendover, Saturdays at 7.30pm

25% off weekend to celebrate 25 years Saturday 31 March 10-5.30 Sunday 1 April 11-5

March Mystery Object


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January's mystery object was a Stilton Scoop. Open 7 Days a week Free car park at rear of shop THE OLD POST OFFICE WENDOVER, BUCKS 01296 625335

14 April: Emma Johnson (clarinet) and John Lenehan (piano);Debussy, Schumann, Weber, Copland & Milhau

12 May:Alan Barnes Octet* Leading Jazz ensemble Duke Ellington classics, Wendover Suite

9 June Heath Quartet Prize winning strings Haydn, Tippett, Tchaikovsky

7 July Benjamin Grosvenor (piano) Bach, Chopin, Scriabin, Rachmaninov, Ravel

Season tickets £42 (concessions £39) Children (+5 years) £4 Concert tickets £14 (concessions £13) Children (+5 years) £1 *Jazz concert £10.00 Available from: Wendover, Princes Risborough and Aylesbury Tourist Information Offices, credit card hotline 01296 330559, booking fee will apply. More details from 01296 615753


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Legacy Fairs Antique & Collectors Market

Thursday 15 March 9am-3pm (Trade 8am) Entrance by donation to Charity Wendover Memorial Hall

SALSA DANCE CLASSES Next 6 week beginner course Starting Wed 28 March 2012 at Wendover Royal British Legion

7.45 - 8.30 p.m. Cost £35 To book call 07767234532

What’s on in March 2012 for April 2012 events, please contact us before Monday 19 March 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 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

MARCH Thu 01 19.00 Wendover Library Reading Group : For details call 07979 855047 Fri 02 14.00 Women’s World Day of Prayer from Malaysia. St Anne’s Church, Aylesbury Rd, Wendover Fri 02 20.00 St Leonards History Group, Experiences of a Bucks Coroner, St Leonards Parish Hall: 01494 762954 Mon 05 19.30 Wendover Parish Council Meeting, Wendover Library Room. All welcome; details 01296 623056 Tue 06 12.00 Justice & Peace Lunch: Home made soup. Suggested donation £3.00, Wendover Christian Centre Tue 06 20.00 Kimble Horticultural Society Blooming Marvellous Plants: Alexia Balance, Stuart Hall, Lt. Kimble Wed 07 10.00 Wendover U3A, How do we age & Why? : Tom Maisey, St Mary’s Church, Wendover (members only) Thu 08 19.45 Wendover Evening WI, Travellers Tales : Geoff Lodge, St Anne’s Hall, details 01296 582318 Thu 08 20.00 Chiltern Writers Meeting - How To Promote Your Work by Martin Latham. Wendover Library Room Thu 08 20.00 Weston Turville Horticultural Society Gardeners’ Question Time. W.T. Village Hall. See editorial p18 Sat 10 10.00-18.00 MS Art Exhibition-a display by 75 Artists, homemade refreshments, MS Centre in Halton Sun 11 11.00-16.00 MS Art Exhibition - Local artists work on display, MS Centre, Scarlett Ave, Halton Sun 11 18.15 for 18.30: Contemplative Fire at St Mary’s Church, Wendover. All Welcome Mon 12 18.15 onwards Kung Fu Lessons starting at St Annes Hall today. See advert on page 3 Mon 12 18.30-21.00 Could you be a Sport Maker? Come to Stoke Mandeville Stadium. See editorial pg 4 Thu 15 09.00-15.00 Legacy Antique & Collectors Market, Wendover Memorial Hall Thu 15 14.30 Wendover Horticultural Society: The Dolomites, Talk and Slides by Mr. Lea, Wendover Library Room Thu 15 20.00 Ayles Centre for National Trust, The Serengeti Experience 1: N. Glover Wright, Broughton Jnr. School Fri 16 20.00 Worlds End Players: “Crackerjoke Writer” by Paul Richards, Halton Village Hall 625582 or 624581 Sat 17 09.00-13.00 Local Produce Market : Manor Waste, Wendover Sat 17 10.00-12.00 Wendover Evening WI Coffee Morning, crafts, tombola, raffle etc. Wendover Library room Sat 17 20.00 Worlds End Players “Crackerjoke Writer” by Paul Richards, Halton Village Hall 625582/ 624581 COPY DATE FOR next edition of WENDOVER NEWS MONDAY 19 MARCH Thu 22 14.30 Weston Turville U3A. Medical Dogs : Mandi Simons : Weston Turville Village Hall Thu 22 19.30 Wendover Swimming Association AGM, Witchell Cricket club pavilion. All members very welcome Fri 23 19.30 Wendover Celebrates Quiz, £10 per head, see editorial on page 4. Wendover Memorial Hall Sat 24 09.00-12.30 Jazzercise Dances for Sports Relief, Grange School Sports Hall, Aylesbury HP21 7NH Sat 24 09.00-13.00 Spring Charity Market on the Manor Waste - come & support all your local charities Thu 29 10.00-14.30 BBOWT Conservation Work Party, W.T, Reservoir, please call Diccon Proctor 07799 686080 Fri 30 20.00 WT Historical Society, The Reed and the Rote, by Zachary Taylor. Weston Turville Village Hall. Sat 31 12.30-16.00 Cat Show, Entrance £2 adults, £1 Senior Citizens/children. Wendover Memorial Hall Sat 31 19.30 Tring Choral Soc: Rossini’s Messe Solenelle, SS Peter & Paul Church, £11, 01442 300949 Sat 31 Closing date for Lionel Abel Smith Trust applications, see page 3

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St Marys Wendover Celebrates 2012 A Festival of Flowers, Music and Refreshments! Saturday 5th May – Monday 7th May Put it in your diary now! Flower and Art Displays – AMC Big Band – Songs of Praise - Pimms For more information or to see how you can get involved, please pop into @St Marys on Wendover High Street, email or call 01296 623123

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Events Battle of the Bands

Wendover Music

Closing date 9 March We are searching for young bands, groups or singers to audition in our Battle of the Bands competition, to win the chance to play on a professional stage to 5000 people and be the opening act at the event of the year Wendover Celebrates. The competition will be held in Wendover Memorial Hall on Saturday, 31 March from 7.30pm. There will be a well stocked bar and . . . tickets will be available on the door for the small fee of £3. Contact us for details of how to submit a demo tape for the event before 9 March on

Wendover Music tickets are now on sale at Wendover, Princes Risborough and Aylesbury Tourist Information Centres. Aylesbury Visitor Information Centre offers a credit card hotline, 01296 330559 (a booking fee will apply) for those who prefer to book by telephone. Early booking is advisable as this looks to be a wonderful season! The concerts are all on Saturdays, beginning at 7.30pm, in the comfortable, tranquil setting of St Mary’s Church. Full details are on the front page advertisement. Season Tickets £42 (concs £39)/Child (+5 years) £4; Concert Tickets £14 (concs £13)/Child (+5 years) £1 * Jazz Concert £10. Further information: 01296 615753,

Lionel Abel-Smith Trust Closing Date for applications is 31 March The Lionel Abel-Smith Trust, formerly known as Wendover Community Trust, invites applications at the 34th Annual Meeting on Friday 4 May. Please write to or email The Clerk, Mrs Glenys Newman, giving as much information as possible, including your contact telephone number or email:


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Wendover History Walk Dates,2012 23 Apr, 14 May, 18 Jun, 2 Jul & 10 Sep Mondays @ 1.30pm from St Mary's Church Tickets (£7) are on sale in Wendover Clock Tower from Thursday 1 March for the fourth year of the Wendover History Walk: http:// 01296 696759. All tickets must be purchased in advance. The programme starts in St Mary’s Church, Wendover. Wendover Inhabitants from the past are encountered on a circular walk (mainly on the level, lasting about an hour). The group returns to the church, with the final character, where a delicious afternoon tea will be served.

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Cat Show Saturday 31 March 2012 Wendover Memorial Hall Open to the public 12.30 - 4pm Entrance: £2, or £1 for Senior Citizens/Children

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Monday 12 March 6.30pm, SM Stadium Bucks resident, and our greatest Olympian, Sir Steve Redgrave, is urging anyone 16 or over to become a Sport Maker and help make sport happen where they live, work or study. Register for one of the free Sport Maker events on 12 March (6.30 to 9.30pm) at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, where you’ll have the chance to win London 2012 prizes. For details call Stephen Green on 01296 585626 or

Sat 17 March, St Anne’s Hall, 10am-12 Come to our craft morning to get ready for Mothering Sunday with a variety of activities for children to enjoy making special gifts for mums and carers. Tea and coffee is available too. Look forward to seeing you!

Crackerjoke Writer Fri 16 /Sat 17 Mar, 8pm, Halton Village Hall March sees the return of the award winning World’s End Players with a production of a play that will be touring Drama Festivals in the East of England. This local drama company will be performing the one act comedy, “Crackerjoke Writer” by Paul Richards (not suitable for young children). Tickets £8 ticket including ploughman’s and refreshments. Book your table early by ringing 01296 625582 or 624581.

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Sat 17 March, 10am-12, W Library Room Free admission to our coffee morning: TEN YEAR GUARANTEE homemade cakes, preserves, crafts, For personal, helpful service, tombola, every ticket wins a prize, greetings please call 01844 261769 cards for every occasion, tea and coffee. 07802 213 381 Everyone very welcome.

Great Ormond Street Charity Dinner Friday 23 March, Spice Cottage, HP22 6NU Abdul Mukith has owned the Spice Cottage in Tring Road, for 5 years. Abdul’s son was treated at Great Ormond Street, so he is organising a fundraising dinner on Friday, March 23 which will be attended by David Lidington MP. Tickets will cost £14.95 and can be bought from the restaurant, tel 01296 696913/625202, See also article on page 10.

Wendover Celebrates Quiz Fri 23 March, 7.30pm, W Memorial Hall This is the second quiz supporting Wendover Celebrates, the Parade and Carnival on Monday 4 June. Tickets £10 per head in tables of 7, 8 or 9 via Wendover Clock Tower or

WPC Spring Charity Market Sat 24 March 9.00-13.00 Manor Waste Wendover Celebrates will be happening in June so the Charity Market will be in Spring again this year. Come along and support or join local causes.




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Events Jazzercise Dances For Sport Relief! 9.00am- 12.30 Sat 24 Mar Grange School Sports Hall Jazzercise is planning a massive event to raise money for Sport Relief. It will be a triple session workout (three 45 minute sessions) and the theme will be ‘The Olympics’. Registration for the event is £5 per person, with all the money going to Sport Relief. If you want to just come and browse the stalls, the entrance is free. More details on website or contact Keri Donnellan on or telephone 07900 987230.



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Rossini’s Messe Solonelle Saturday 31 Mar, 7.30pm, SS Peter & Paul, Tring Tring Choral Society will be performing Rossini's 'Messe For a friendly, reliable local service Solennelle', conducted by Colin Stevens. Tickets: £11 (£10), Competitive Car Hire Available £5 for U18's, from members, or the Box Office (Iain Rennie Hospice Shop, Tring), or phone 01442 300949. LONDON ROAD

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Proposed changes to Health service in Buckinghamshire You may already be aware of the public consultation document which is being issued by NHS organisations in Buckinghamshire, outlining options for the future provision of health services within the county. The public consultation period runs from January 16th – April 16th 2012, during which time a number of public events are being organised. A copy of the consultation document and details of these events can be obtained by telephoning 01494 552256 or by email to:

Mimi’s Mission update To everyone who has worked so hard and supported Mimi's Mission since we commenced fundraising in September 2011, I'm keen to update you all about our progress. As many of you are aware it was hoped that Mimi would be able to have Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) later this year at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol. For multiple reasons, and not without significant disappointment for friends and family, we have recently been informed that Frenchay are not in a position to operate on Mimi.

The consultation document can also be found St. Louis Childrens Hospital in Missouri, has been able to find an opening for Mimi in on the website at: March 2012! We will be flying in the first week of March. The immense fundraising The Committee would warmly welcome any efforts of kind friends and community means views you may have on the proposed that a total of £34,000 has been raised to changes. You can do this by writing to us at date and more than covers the short-term Public Health Overview and Scrutiny, cost of the operation, equipment and wonderful Buckinghamshire County Council, Room G9, phys iotherap y. W hat a County Offices, Walton Street, Aylesbury, achievement - thank you to everyone who Bucks, HP20 1UA or by email to has been so generous. by 20 March 2012. If you are responding directly to the Better For more about Mimi's Mission, please Healthcare in Bucks consultation, it would be contact the Treasurer of Mimi's Mission, Matt very helpful if you could send us a copy of Ryan FCCA Managing Director, Numbers, 32 your response. All responses will be treated High Street, Wendover, Bucks, HP22 6EA. in confidence and will help to inform the Lloyds Bank account in the name of Mimi’s formal response from the Committee to the Mission has, sort code 30 90 38. Account NHS. Lin Hazell, County Councillor Number 38230968, Nici Simpson (mother)

News from Wendover Health Centre 01296 623452 Dr Anna Milward Dr Anna Milward will be going on holiday then maternity leave for six months from mid-March. Dr Andrew Jackson will cover her work from midMay onwards.

Appointments with doctors and nurses Thank you for your support while we work to improve the appointments system at Wendover. In order to make the best use of appointments please consider the following:

• Many patients find that they can get

carries news about topical health concerns. Our own website (www. carries a wealth of health information and links to other useful websites.

• Healthy adults and children can

us as soon as possible on 01296623452. The receptionist may offer you an appointment with a nurse, or a call back by one of the doctors or nurses on duty. Many problems can be dealt with over the phone, but if necessary arrangements will be made for you to be seen on the same day. If your problem is urgent please do not ask for a call back from your own doctor (unless they happen to be on duty that day).

usually fight off conditions such as coughs, colds, flu, and diarrhoea and vomiting without the need for prescribed medicines such as antibiotics. Give supportive treatment such as paracetamol for flu and extra fluids for stomach upsets: specific If your problem is not urgent you will be advice can be found on the websites offered a routine appointment with the mentioned above. doctor or nurse of your choice. We aim to offer appointments within a week, but To speak to a nurse you can call regrettably sometimes the wait is NHS Direct (0845 4647); they will ask longer, especially if you want to see a you about your symptoms, provide specific doctor or nurse. health advice, and indicate if you should seek an appointment at the Telephone calls for non-urgent matters surgery. are usually best reserved for follow up

the information they need from • reliable on line sources. We recommend the NHS Choices and Patient UK websites: you can find them by typing the name into a search engine such as Google. Both of these sites carry useful information after an earlier consultation; your doctor on common conditions, NHS Choices If you decide that you do need urgent will often indicate when a follow up also has a symptom checker and attention from the surgery, please call telephone consultation is suitable.

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HS2 The campaign against HS2 is stepping up a gear, following the announcement by Bucks County Council and the other members of the ‘51m’ group of county and district councils that they will be seeking a judicial review of the Government’s decision to proceed. Anti-HS2 community groups along the line of the route have come together to seek separate judicial reviews of environmental aspects of HS2 and the Government’s decision to offer only a limited compensation scheme. This twin-track approach, with the councils and action groups making separate challenges, is to ensure that all the key decisions the Government has taken are considered by the courts. The Wendover HS2 Action Group is in favour of this approach and legal advice gives us some confidence that it can succeed. We believe this offers the best chance of getting the Government to reassess HS2 and the chosen route as part of a proper enquiry into the country’s strategic transport needs. Wendover HS2 is now seeking funds to contribute to the action groups’ legal challenges, and to enable us to continue fighting strongly for a better deal for Wendover and the surrounding

villages if HS2 does go ahead. This is a critical point in the campaign and we need to raise a substantial sum of money. By law, if we are to challenge the Government’s decisions about HS2, we have to do so immediately.

T r ans por t Secr etar y, Hous e of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA or urging her to reconsider her decision to reject a bored tunnel right through the Chilterns, which she did on cost grounds.

Please help if you can, by sending a cheque for whatever you can afford, made out to ‘Wendover HS2 Legal’, to Antony Chapman, Treasurer, Wendover HS2, Boddington East, Hale Lane, Wendover, Bucks HP22 6NQ. This is our last and best chance to halt HS2 in its tracks!

Finally, we need your help to improve the Government’s proposed compensation scheme. We believe the question about compensation in the HS2 consultation was not fair, and that the Government has rejected the best of the options for compensation.

Please write to the Transport Secretary and to David Lidington MP urging them to provide the high-quality compensation scheme we were promised and that helps everyone affected by HS2, and not just those In parallel with the legal challenge, we suffering exceptional hardship. must continue to press the Government for a proper bored tunnel right BBOWT response to HS2 through the Chilterns in the event HS2 The altered route of HS2 still impacts on does go ahead. The latest plan – with dozens of wildlife sites in the line in a tunnel as it passes central Buckinghamshire. Read the latest Wendover – is a huge improvement, but updates on the Berks, Bucks & Oxon it still leaves residents of London Road Wildlife Trust's website and the surrounding hills exposed to an and download a even higher viaduct, and the beautiful document listing the wildlife sites Chilterns countryside blighted forever. affected: content.asp?did=26682 Please write today to Justine Greening, Wendover HS2 would like to thank the Lionel Abel-Smith Trust for its pledge of £5,000, making a total of £11,000 donated by the Trust to fight against HS2.

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Lift bridge We would like to express our frustration in regard to the new lift works at Wendover station. Our complaints are twofold:


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Caring & confidential help with stress, confidence, fears, smoking, weight etc. 1. Consultation over the design - our queries to the relevant bodies Free initial consultation Tel: 07544 533121 a. What consultation process was followed in completing the

design? b. Have planning been consulted and all procedures observed? c. What were the criteria for the design? i.

Why have the lift towers been located immediately adjacent to residential properties?


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Why have the towers been built so high; was an evaluation of current lift technology done?

2. There has been no consideration for the residents other than a standard Network Rail letter notifying that works were due to start, night works may occur and the project completed in March, received after they started clearing the site. MPB structures site manager did start to email notice at the end of January at the 2nd request. The disturbance during the night works has been extremely upsetting with floodlights, vehicle noise, generators, excavators etc disturbing our families’ sleep.

Having tried to get 3 young kids and a pushchair across the platforms we support the need for the lifts. Everyone should be able to access the railway. Our complaint is to the bodies responsible for managing the design and consultation process. Can we be assured that the same procedure won’t be adopted when that ‘other proposed railway project’ gets going in 5 years time!! Sean and Helen Meier (and Neighbours), Forest Close Full letter and photo on

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The latest feather in the cap for the shop is the development of the online sales. You will be able to sit in comfort at home, work or on the train home and search the range of award winning British deli produce and scrumptious wines. Initially this will be an extended shopping list and you will be able to collect your ready prepared shopping from No2 at your preferred time of delivery in the In the meantime, The Spice Cottage – very Wendover area. popular with RAF Halton – will continue to support the local community. The restaurant You could simply order a couple of cheeses ACS PLUMBING & raises money for the hospice at home charity and a bottle of wine for supper, organise a HEATING SERVICES Iain Rennie and The Grove, and for national hamper for a romantic picnic (or the rugby..!), charities such as Cancer Research and Great join the monthly cheese & wine club or cater 24 Hours Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. for a party with deli platters and a mobile fizz Emergency Call Out Don’t miss this latter event on Friday 23 tap. The sky is the limit….. NO JOB TOO SMALL Domestic Hot/Cold Water Systems March (see page 4 for details). To buy online visit “I was thinking of a Tiffin type arrangement,” said Abdul. “I recognise that people want something light at lunchtime and that many people want, or need, to stay in their offices. Providing a light Indian Tiffin of rice, dal, curry, vegetables, chapatis or spicy meats would break the tedium of sandwiches and crisps.”

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Local Businesses: Wendover Celebrates needs your support Wendover Celebrates is a group of likeminded Wendover residents who have come together to ensure that the people of Wendover have their chance to celebrate the Jubilee and the Olympics on 4 June. We are a charity and have applied for registration with the Charities Commission. Our aim is to put on an event for the whole community to enjoy. Local groups, charities and businesses will be able to showcase their work in a variety of ways and use the day as a fund-raising opportunity.


A Cheerful Bird has landed A new venture, called ' C H E E R F U L B I R D PRODUCTIONS' is now involved in putting on musical entertainments in Wendover to raise money for local charities. Last year it was responsible for two highly successful events, 'A Summer Serenade' in July and 'Trumpets and Other Things' in December. The aim of the events is not just to raise money but to offer some slightly unusual entertainments with a very broad appeal and to use, where possible, artists with a local connection.

Much work has already gone into this, but we need your help. We want to put on a memorable day for everyone, and this costs money. We have started from scratch and gained grants from Wendover Parish Council and the Lionel Abel-Smith Trust among others. We would like you to consider making a donation to Wendover Celebrates to show your support for the event and for the The next event will be on 15 April, a Sunday wider Wendover community. afternoon, at St Mary's Church and will be If you own or run a business, there are 'Drop Another Hat' - a homage to Flanders sponsorship opportunities for you to consider. and Swann. The entertainment will last an For business sponsorship please visit our hour and will be provided by Mike Bernstein website at and Colin Stevens who have received and click on the ‘Sponsors’ button on the excellent reviews for their show all over the front page for more detail and how to donate. UK. Afterwards, tea and cakes will be on If you think you can help us in other ways we offer for donations to the St Mary's Fund. would love to hear from you, again via the Details of this event will be in the April issue.

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Pool Damage Wendover News has received many responses to the statement published by Inspector Emma Garside on page 15 of the February edition of Wendover News. Here are some of the responses. As the offenders retain their anonymity, Wendover News has chosen to extend the compliment to this correspondent: BK writes: Policemen using discretion for minor offences such as cycling on the pavement or dropping litter is fine, but what we have here is a case of serious criminal damage. It is not a minor offence. Apology and remorse are cheap commodities if the alternative is a spell in a young offenders institute or a heavy fine. If this crime was caused by an alcohol fuelled prank why are these 17 years olds not being charged with under age drinking? 13


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I think it is about time that forces reviewed the discretionary power given to police officers if this is the end result. Maybe if I show great remorse and apologise profusely I will be let off any future parking or minor speeding offence! More chance that hell will freeze over.

Where are the apologies – written, verbal or otherwise? If their remorse was honest then the youngsters involved would be suggesting ways of letting the community know of their shame and embarrassment – and fortune at not being held Derek Hayward, Headteacher of Wendover financially culpable for their Junior School writes: Recent coverage of inebriated behaviour.

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Neighbourhood Policing General You may have seen the recent press coverage of the national crime figures and they do make extremely good reading for those of us who live and work in the Thames Valley area. They show that in the 12 months to September, crime was down in the Thames Valley by 11% compared with 4% nationally, the second biggest drop in the country. This got me thinking how we compare locally in the Wendover, Aston Clinton and surrounding areas, an area with an approximate population of 18,000 people.

and increased our crime prevention efforts. Do not leave valuables in your vehicle. Thieves are searching through glove boxes/under seats etc to find your belongings. The above figures only compare the last 2 years so I looked back a bit further. In 2000 there were 501 thefts from vehicle in 2011 there were 70. In 2000 there were 57 thefts of vehicle in 2011 there were 12. In 2000 there were 61 burglary dwellings in 2011 there were 36. I hope these figures put into perspective what the statistics mean locally and rest assured that the police in Aylesbury Vale and especially your local neighbourhood team are committed to getting these figures even lower in the future, because one victim of crime is one victim too many. Sergeant Bryn Scott.

I have looked at the figures and from April 2011 to the end of November 2011 compared with the same period the previous year. All crime was down by 20.6%, Theft from vehicle was down by 15.2%, theft of vehicle was down by 16.7% & burglary dwelling was down by 5%. Burglary non dwelling (business premises & sheds) was down by 40%, Last month there were a total of 49 criminal damage was down by 31% and reported crimes. we had no robbery of personal property. There has been a rise this month in However, since these figures were burglary and theft from motor vehicle produced we have seen an increase in offences. We continue to urge residents theft from vehicle offences which is and business owners to be vigilant and worrying. We have focused our patrols if you see anyone looking around your in the areas where these are occurring area acting suspiciously then please contact us. It would be most helpful to

record any vehicle details and a detailed person description. January has seen reports centred mainly in the area of Wendover. These have ranged from snowballs being thrown to criminal damage caused to b u i ld i n gs . E n q u ir i es a r e be i n g conducted into these crimes especially in the areas of Tring Road and locations near to the canal. Your local policing team have adjusted their areas of patrol accordingly to combat these recent issues. The team also recently held a ‘Have Your Say’ meeting at the Princes Mary Gate estate which was attended by residents. They had the opportunity to report their concerns about noise issues in the centre of the estate. Patrols will continue and Aylesbury officers will be briefed should they have to attend when the local team are not on duty. Laser enforcement was conducted on London Road in Aston Clinton in the mornings and afternoons with 2 drivers being issued fixed penalty tickets who did not qualify for the driver awareness scheme. There were several other vehicles driving in excess of the 30 mph limit on this road, some of whom were stopped and advised about the manner of their driving.

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W Parish Council Police report PCSO Mandy Aplin informed the meeting that there had recently been an increase in burglaries in the area and following complaints about the large amount of broken glass on roads and pavements in the vicinity of the Clock Tower after the New Year’s Eve celebrations, pubs have been asked to consider using plastic ‘glasses’ on the night in future. Furthermore, the police will not allow the road to be closed for what has become an annual, but unofficial, firework display. That being the case, the recent clock tower display may have been the last.

Finance Several requests for funding including: Churchyard Care – The Council agreed to make a further grant of £2,500 towards St Mary’s churchyard care whilst seeking further advice regarding a new formal agreement. Youth Club – In response to a request from Dr Riley for continuing Parish Council support for the youth club, the Council agreed to donate £5,250 towards club facilities. Wendover Celebrates – Having agreed to contribute £2,500 towards the event at the December meeting, a request for a further £5,000 resulted in concerns being expressed by some Councillors HS2 – In discussing the request from the Wendover HS2 Action Group for £15,000 towards the cost of pursuing a judicial review, the question of legality was raised

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their nominated charity is tremendous: Animal Mufti Day was a huge success raising a total of £292.73 for the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust. Well done Bacombe (Red) House! LEONARD PULHAM NURSING HOME

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A few weeks ago the John Colet Samba Band attended one of our Wendover Junior assemblies and all the children were thrilled by the band’s vibrant, rhythmic performance. Subsequently each Year 6 class has enjoyed a session with the Samba Band, led by their conductor, Miss Sadler. This has been an excellent opportunity for all the Year 6 pupils to experience the fun of playing different percussion instruments in a band under the direction of a conductor. I would like to extend my grateful thanks to Ms Whitehouse, who organised this event and to Miss Sadler, the conductor of the band, who directed the children with such ease and expertise. Hopefully some of the Year 6 pupils will now be inspired to join the Samba Band when they attend John Colet School next academic year.

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Tuesday 6 March at 7.30pm Get Wendover Cycling will hold its AGM on Tuesday 6 March at 7.30pm at 64A Lionel Avenue, Wendover. All are welcome. Please come and give us your ideas on how to encourage cycling in Wendover. Further information from Chris Peeler 01296 624089

The Bucks County Beekeepers Association will be holding its 16th Annual Seminar in the Memorial Hall on 3 March 10:00-16:00. There are 4 District Associations with over 500 registered Beekeepers in Buckinghamshire and the seminar is the opportunity for all Associations to meet up. The Mid Bucks final winter meeting will be held on 21 March at the Bowls Club taking the form of a Beekeepers question time. For further information see

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On one of the coldest days of the year Wendover Scouts, Guides and Explorers held a challenge hike around the Chilterns. The route took them from Wendover up Coombe Hill and then through a tricky bit to Little Hampden crossing the valley up to Lee Common and then on to King’s Ash and the home stretch to Wendover.

07786 078453 01296 625548 Weston Turville Horticultural Soc Thursday 8 March WT Village Hall 8pm Our March meeting will take the format of a “Gardeners’ Question time” with three local experts to answer any queries. Having difficulty getting things to grow in a shady border? Bedevilled with black spot on your roses? Would you welcome advice on these or other topics? Come along and pick up some useful tips, a chat & refreshments. We will be very pleased to see you and new members are always welcome. Call 613965.

All the teams walked unassisted and a few got lost and had to be put back on course but all made it home with the quickest team walking the route in just over 4 hours. A good test of map reading skills and a good test of local knowledge on the leaders side was needed for putting them back on the right path! A big thank you to all the parents and leaders who made the day possible.

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The Club AGM will be held on 19 March at the Clubhouse on Dobbins Lane, all members are welcome to attend. The Squash Tournament Finals Day will be held on Sat 17 March: congratulations to the members who have made it to the finals. Over the winter the Junior Squash and Tennis coaching programmes have been further improved, offering more opportunities for our Junior members to play. To find out more about these programmes check out

Thu 8 March 1.00 – 3.00pm Library Room Join other carers for a jewellery making session. Bring your old beads for restringing and any other beading accessories. Enjoy refreshments and a chance to chat and ask questions about your caring role. There is no charge. Just come along on the day. If you require more information please contact: Carers Bucks, Ardenham Court, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8HT. Telephone 0300 777 2722. Do you require transport to and from the venue? Do you require a sitting service? 19

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Wendover Swimming Association We have been running new swimming sessions on Saturday and Sunday mornings and asking members for their views on the new times. In response to what our members have told us we will be making some small changes to the times of the Saturday morning session and we intend to move the Sunday session from the morning to the afternoon. These changes will start in March and the exact times will be advertised at the Pool in advance and on our web site : ( The Annual General Meeting will be held on 22 March at 7.30pm at the Witchell Cricket Club pavilion. All members very welcome.

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You Write and public alike. It was heartening to see so We would like to congratulate the cartoonist many people milling around the town late into for all his contributions to Wendover News: the evening. always topical and very funny. Carol & John Furphy Particular thanks must go to Dolly Saville for agreeing to switch on the lights and for saying a few words; she proved a popular Traditional Tea Rooms choice. A tremendous amount of time and I was considering opening a traditional Tea energy (nervous as well as physical) went Rooms in the ex Barclays Bank premises in into organising the event and I wish to thank Wendover as I feel that its offerings would be the organising sub-committee Philippa good for locals & visitors alike. However with Kearney (The Flower Gallery), Sue Barry the outcome of the recent Costa Coffee (Cromptons) and Yvonne Bone (Scruples). application & refusal I think that it would stand no chance of gaining planning consent The Wendover Chamber of Trade and from Wendover Parish Council! Commerce remains active in the town. The JK last open meeting was held in The Red Lion


Christmas late night opening As Chairman of the Wendover Chamber of Trade and Commerce I wish to thank all those individuals, businesses and the Wendover Parish Council who were involved in supporting the late night opening and skating rink in December. The event was run for the people of Wendover and to promote the High Street which, as a valuable asset to the town, is under constant threat from out of town competition and the general economic climate – it seems that never before has the phrase ‘use it or lose it’ been more apt.

where those attending had an extremely enjoyable and interesting presentation from the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy. Our next meeting will be held at Rumsey’s on 14 March 2012 starting at 6pm. Everybody who has an interest in the business of Wendover is always welcome. Refreshments will be served. Non-members are politely asked for a £5 contribution on the door!

If you are aware of any issues which you believe the Chamber may be able to assist with or if you have ideas for promoting the town to keep it a vibrant place in which to live and work, please do not hesitate to contact The reports and feedback I have received u s via our email address : this year were extremely positive from traders Tony Parks

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Wendover Parish Council Page

Matters Arising View from the Chair

the process followed by the Government in coming to its decision to proceed with HS2. As this is the first application we have had from a campaign group we would like your opinion, please let us with the modernisation of the Wendover know whether you are for or against by Parish Council website which by the emailing the Clock Tower: details below. time you read this should have gone live. It is early days and we would Youth Centre Grant appreciate any helpful comments, The sum of £5250 has been granted to including pointing out any errors you the Youth Centre which will assist with may find! It is completely different, running costs for the coming year. more comprehensive and informative. We hope you like it . S106 Grant Funding The W PC would like to remind Karen Saunders has been elected to the Wendover’s clubs & organisations that chair of staffing - a challenging role grant money may be available for which I’m sure Karen will be more than innovative schemes in the fields of equal to. Additionally, other groups are leisure activity, fitness & sport. The l o o k i n g a t c o m p l i a n c e a n d money, presently in the keeping of communication which are all equally AVDC, arises from the S106 provision important. surrounding the recent development at Princess Mary Gate. Schemes put Annual Parish Meeting forward for consideration should either 7.30pm Wednesday,18 April bring something new to the already wide range of available activities in Wendover Wendover Memorial Hall or provide an improvement to an existing facility. Please contact the PC Early warning of our Annual Parish to see if your scheme meets the criteria. meeting on Wednesday 18 April to be Applications should be sent to the Clerk held in the Memorial Hall, by which time to WPC at the Clock Tower before the a year of the current Parish Council will end of March 2012. have passed. How time flies! Bob Duggan, Chairman Overgrown Hedges

Spring Charity Market Firstly a great big thank you to all those 9am—1pm Saturday, 24 March people in Wendover who responded to Manor Waste, High Street our recent questionnaire. It gave much more gravitas to our response to AVDC which was guided by the views and opinions expressed. There were a few hiccoughs which was not surprising - it being the first consultation exercise that this Parish Council has undertaken. Difficulties relating to distribution will have been sorted out by the next consultation. As localism takes more of a hold there will be further consultations and invitations for comment on matters ranging from HS2 to celebrations of the Queen's Jubilee. Bucks Healthcare have issued a consultation which I would urge you to participate in, as Health is a subject that very much affects us all - see page 6 or By the time this article is published, I will have met with the Schools' Youth Council and hopefully persuaded two Youth Councillors to be seconded to the Parish Council.

Local Produce Market Manor Waste 9.00am to 1.00pm Saturday 17 March 2012

We say thanks, goodbye and good luck HS2 Grant to Katie Ryan, who has been helping Wendover HS2 Action Group has out over the last few months in the requested a grant from the Parish Clock Tower. Katie has been involved Council to help fund a judicial review on

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