April 2013 Wendover News

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April 2013

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Happy Easter Easter falls on the last day of March so we can enjoy Eastertide throughout April. This includes Saint George’s Day on Tuesday 23rd April: watch for the flags in the High Street.

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

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Monday 15 April (including payments for ads) book early to avoid disappointment

The meaning of Christ

I love Wendover

In the ancient Greek world, four causes were recognised - end, agent, matter and form. So, the end of marmalade was to be spread upon toast, the agent was the knife which cut the oranges, the matter was the oranges and the form was the result. In the middle ages two more causes were recognised: God’s creative power and exemplary causation. So St Richard of Chichester desired “to follow these more nearly”. Similar today is the idea of constitutive meaning, one’s horizon, what gives life meaning. Lent and Eastertide are there for us to appropriate the constitutive meaning of Christ. May we be helped through difficulties. May we come to the glory of the resurrection. Canon Timothy Russ, Parish Priest, St Anne’s

The I love Wendover Loyalty Card, devised by Wendover Chamber of Trade and Commerce, continues to be very popular with over 1000 members to date. It costs only £1 and can be bought from many local businesses. Individual offers are continually refreshed and updated on the W endover News Facebook, www.wendoverloyaltycard.com, on the window of Wendover Hardware and page 2 of Wendover News.

 01296 624270 editor@wendovernews.co.uk  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 : Tuesday 2 & 16 April at 1.30pm To celebrate the completion of training at RAF Halton we can expect a flypast (weather permitting).

ANTIQUES AT . . . WENDOVER April Mystery Object

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£10 Gift Voucher for the Winner

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Any purchaser in the shop can enter the I love Wendover draw

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Enrique and Maria celebrate their 1st Birthday at The Bakers Shop in April and extend grateful thanks

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Table Top Sale Wendover Memorial Hall Saturday 30 March 9.30am - 1.45pm

Refreshments Free Admission To book a table 01296 483916

LEGACY FAIRS Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 18 April 9am-2pm (Trade 8.00am) Entrance by donation to Charity

Wendover Memorial Hall

Halton Singers MUSIC HALL MAGIC Halton Village Hall Friday & Saturday 19 & 20 April 2013 7.30pm prompt until 10pm

What’s on in April 2013 for May 2013 events, please contact us before Monday 15 April 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 Mondays 13.30 Wendover Baby/Toddler Group 0-5yrs term time. Wendover Memorial Hall, details 709791 Mondays The Rotary Club of Wendover & District, for meeting times see http://www.wendoverrotary.org.uk Mondays 19.30 -21.30 Bucks French Club, Holiday Inn, Weston Turville, except Bank holidays, details 07738 512664 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fridays JAZZERCISE classes to suit you : www.jazzercise-uk.com 07900 987230 Mon, Tue, Thu Morning and Evening Adult, Teenager Yoga Classes. 01296 623543, www.sarahyoga.co.uk. Tue & Wed19.30 Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell : details 624089 Tuesdays 10.00 Simply Walk, meet at Wendover Clock Tower for easy walk approx 1 hour, details 01494 475367 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 We’days 19.00 Slimming World, Wendover Youth Club, contact gillianfranklin@hotmail.co.uk or 0773 888 2736 Wed’days 19.45 - 20.45 Salsa Dance Classes at Wendover Royal British Legion, Bookings: 07767 234532 Thursdays 6.15 onwards : New Kung Fu classes for kids and adults Call Mark on 07809 403208 St Anne’s Hall. 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. Details 01296 620450 Fridays 10.00 Churches together in Wendover Noah’s Ark Parent & Toddler Group, Wendover Christian Centre MARCH Sat 30 09.30-13.45 Table Top Sale at Wendover Memorial Hall. Free Admission. Book a table 01296 483916 Sat 30 11.00-15.00 Easter Egg Hunt £2.50 per child 01296 696133 / jennifersheehy@chilternsmscentre.org

APRIL Mon 01 19.30 Wendover Parish Council Meeting held in Wendover Library Room. All welcome Tue 02 19.00 Wendover Library Reading Group : For details call 07979 855047 Tue 02 20.00 Kimble & Elles. Horticultural Soc: Gardens for Dry Conditions, Terry Cann, Stewart Hall, Lt. Kimble Bar, Light refreshments Sat 06 12.30-16.00 Cat Show : Entrance £2, /£1 at Wendover Memorial Hall. Sun 07 14.00-16.30 Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society Spring Show, Stewart Hall, Little Kimble Tickets £5 (limited number) Mon 08 10.00 Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide local support group, for details call 07890 973751 available from Tue 09 19.45 W. Evening WI, Sign language, Deafness & Deafax : Kirsty Crombie Smith St Anne’s Hall, Mrs Pat Wiseman: 01296 624841 Tue 09 20.00 Chiltern Humanists AGM Wendover Library Room Thu 11 10.30-11.30Thursday Club Talk on Alexander the Great. Tea or coffee. Wendover Library Clock Tower 01296 696759 Thu 11 13.00-15.00 Jewellery Making at Carers Bucks Meeting Wendover Library. All welcome, see article on p 4 Thu 11 20.00 Chiltern Writers Wendover, AGM & Manuscript Evening, Wendover Library Room St Mary the Virgin, W/Turville Thu 11 20.00 W. Turville Hort. Soc: The Flowers that drove men to Murder : Prof. Sandy Primrose. WT Village Hall Sat 13 09.15-13.00 Grand Charity Market Stalls. Come and support your local charity. MAY FAYRE Saturday 4 May 2pm to 5pm Sat 13 7.30 Wendover Music Concert. Stephen Hough (piano) plus.. See advert below. St Mary’s Church Sun 14 18.30 Contemplative Fire Gathering at St Mary’s Church 6.15 for 6.30pm start. 2nd Sun of month Plants, cakes, books, tombolas refreshments, bell tower open, etc Mon 15 Copy date for MAY edition of Wendover News (adverts, articles, payments in BEFORE 15 APRIL) Wed 17 10.00-12.00 Coffee Morning for Chilterns MS Centre, Oakwood Close, Wendover, HP22 5LX Indoors if wet Wed 17 19.00 Grandparents Association Support Group, Holiday Inn Weston Turville Call 01296 582614 Enquiries 424982 or 612303 Wed 17 19.30 Annual Parish Meeting, Wendover Memorial Hall, see back page for details 18 9.00-15.00 (Trade 8.00am) Legacy Fairs, Antiques & Collectors Market, Wendover Memorial Hall Wendover Choral Society Thu Thu 18 14.30 Wendover Horticultural Society History of British Gardens: Mr. Askew. Wendover Library Room St Mary’s Church, Wendover. Thu 18 20.00 Aylesbury Cntr for Nat. Trust: A very British Brew: Harrie & Christine Cooke Broughton Jnr School Fri 19 18.45 for 19.00 Film Night “Despicable Me”. Wendover Christian Centre, popcorn etc. Donations welcome Saturday May 11th at 7.30 Fri 19 19.30 Halton Singers “Music Hall Magic” Admission Ticket Only £5. Bar. Halton Village Hall CHILCOTT CONDUCTS CHILCOTT Sat 20 09.00-13.00 Local Produce Market : Manor Waste outside Budgens Sat 20 10.00-12.00noon. Save the Children Bring and Buy Coffee Morning, Library Room,. 01296-622728 Faure: Pavan Sat 20 11.00 Family History Talk: The Suffragettes, Prebendal Farm Comm Centre, Aylesbury, HP19 7QW Chilcott: Requiem Sat 20 14.00 Family History Talk: Records of WWI Airmen, Prebendal Farm Comm Centre, Ayle, HP197QW Beethoven: Mass in C Sat 20 19.30 Halton Singers “Music Hall Magic” Admission Ticket Only £5. Bar. Halton Village Hall Sat 20 20.00 Ridgeway Chorale at St. George’s Church, RAF Halton see editorial on page 6 Bob Chilcott: conductor Sun 21 10.00-14.00 Princes Risboro Farmers Market. High St. PR. Free Parking. (3rd Sun of Each Month) with the Oxford Sinfonia Thu 25 14.30 WTU3A The Spice Trade, Weston Turville Village Hall Tickets £12, Concessions £10, Thu 25 20.00 Wendover Twinning : The Guitar Revealed : Zachary Taylor. Wendover Library Room Fri 26 20.00 WT Historical Society: Bucks’ Favourite Churches: Julian Hunt., £1 members/£2 visitors. Village Children under sixteen - £2 from Clock Tower. 01296 696759 Sat 27 10.00-15.00 Table Top Sale for MS at MS Centre, HP22 5LX. £20 a table. 01296 696133 Sat 27 11.00 Grand Opening of NEW Tennis Courts at Aston Clinton by Mark Webber wendoverchoralsociety.org Sat 27 19.30 Wendover Music Poetry Evening: John Hegley, Michael Horovitz, George Chopping. St Mary’s

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See also www.wendoverloyaltycard.com and Sat 13 April Wendover Hardware on the Manor Waste

St Mary’s Church, Wendover @ 7.30pm

Stephen Hough (Piano)

Romantic and virtuoso works by Chopin, Whitewaters—cheese deal until 6 April Schumann, Brahms and Stephen Hough No2 Pound Street—10% off all retail purchases in April Sat 27 April Poetry Evening with John Hegley, Michael Perry Street Dental Surgery—10% off bleaching to 14 June EXTRA Horovitz & George Chopping Tickets £10 ADH Window Cleaning—variety of offers on website until June Cat Booker—variety of offers on website Sat 18 May Brodsky Quartet (Strings) a little bird gallery—20% off selected framed prints Budgens—see shop The Bakers Shop—meal deal Concert Tickets £14 (concessions £13) Children (+5 years) £1 from Village Environment Services—20% discount on drains work Wendover, Princes Risborough & Aylesbury Tourist Information Offices. Andrew Gardner—free draw for purchases with loyalty card Credit Card Hotline—Aylesbury Visitor Information Centre –01296 330559 Antiques @ Wendover—free draw for purchases with loyalty card Details from 01296 615753 www.wendovermusic.org.uk Cromptons—Voyage Maison bag draw—purchases with loyalty card

Events Maundy Thursday 28 March 9.30am Communion service at St Mary’s 8pm Mass at St Anne’s (NB Extra Mass)

Good Friday 29 March 10.30am Children’s Activities Craft activities, stories and video 12.00 noon Gathering at St Anne’s Joint worship starting with a contemporary look at Good Friday organised by Wendover Free church leading to : 12.30pm Walk of Witness Those who are able walk with the cross from St Anne’s to St Mary’s for 1pm Service at St Mary’s

Holy Saturday 30 March

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JUST AERIALS Digital TV & Satellite specialist New aerials supplied & fitted Sky, HD Freesat, DAB, Freeview Tel: 01296 330621 Mob: 07816 659644 Email: rob@justaerials.co.uk

Mark Webber Red Bull's F1 Driver will open Aston Park Tennis Club courts at 11am on Saturday 27 April in Aston Clinton Park Be there and see him play tennis

Easter Fire & Vigil at St Anne’s 8pm (NB Change of Time) E-mail: luanda@astonparktennis.co.uk

Spring Activity at the Café in the Woods Woodland treasure trail - pick up a copy of the treasure trail from the Café and return it completed for your chance to win a Discovery Pass! Your Discovery Pass will entitle you to free parking at Wendover Woods for a year, discounts and offers at the Cafe and Go Ape plus much more!

Easter in the Woods Visit the Café in the Woods during the Easter holidays and take part in our Easter Activities, including:  Guess the number of mini eggs in the jar,  Name the Easter bunny,  Easter Egg trail We look forward to seeing you throughout April.

Wendover Parish Council

Grand Charity Market Saturday 13 April 9.15am—1.00pm On the Manor Waste

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Chiltern Humanists

FENCING A small family business with over 25 years fencing experience. All types of fencing work undertaken

B. Gardner 01296 624607 07929 525736 www.gardnersfencing.co.uk

AGM Tue 9 April at 8pm Library Room This is an important opportunity to reflect on the past year's activities, quiz the committee and discuss how the Group should develop. We want to hear the views of as many as possible, so please come along and have your say. Non-members always welcome. The election of the new Committee is central to the evening's agenda. There are vacancies on the committee with the opportunity for someone to get involved and help with the management and development of the Group. After the AGM business there will be a discussion about current and future campaigns being run by the British Humanist Association and our part in them. www.chilternhumanists.org.uk

Jewellery Making

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? We can help. www.carersbucks.org Carers Bucks dedicated to supporting family carers.

WT Horticultural Society Thurs 11 April, 8pm WT Village Hall “The Plants that drove Men to Murder!” Professor Sandy Primrose is our speaker for April - a scientist by profession, well known in his field, but his real passion is gardening. Over the years he has shown many groups round his garden in High Wycombe and in doing so has tried to tell them the stories behind the plants that he grows. These stories form the basis of his cruise lectures and a new book that he is writing. Do come along for what will be a fascinating talk about the plant hunters who by bringing back plants from all over the world transformed our gardens. Everyone welcome. For more information do contact our Chairman Jo Spencer - 01296 612817 or andy.joanna@dsl.pipex.com Do join us.

Thur 11 April 1.00–3.00pm Library Room Join us at this fun jewellery making session and learn to make exquisite bracelets and necklaces that you can take home with you. A Support Worker will be available to answer any questions you might have about your caring role. Refreshments provided. There is no charge. If you are a family carer and Wendover Evening WI Report would like to come along to the group you will Michael Portillo is a guest speaker at the be sure of a friendly welcome. Bucks Federation of WI’s Annual Council You are welcome to come along on the day.

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Tel: 01296 330501 Direct: 07763 073663 94 Tring Road, Wendover, HP22 6NX

Events Meeting at the Waterside Theatre on Wednesday 17 April. Wendover Evening WI will be attending and participating in this event and six of their members will be singing. They are members of a choir, the “Joyful Divas” which was started a year ago by an enthusiastic Aylesbury WI member. The choir has already performed at several public events, but this is the biggest yet. This meeting is open to non members. Why not come along to one of our local meetings always advertised in “What’s On” in Wendover News. For details contact: Margaret Currell 01296 582318.

Film Time

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Friday 19 April at 6.45pm, Wendover Bathroom Suites, Cloakrooms Christian Centre Showers, Kitchen Utilities, C/Heating Wendover Free Church is showing the franco_fennell@o2.co.uk cartoon ‘Despicable Me’ on Friday 19 April 07967 638527 01296 625447 at Wendover Christian Centre. When a Wendover criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better. The film is rated as PG, so bring children at your discretion. Arrive at 6.45pm in time to get your popcorn and snacks for a 7pm start. There is no charge for this event. All are welcome.

Sat 20 April 10-12.00 Library Room Please come to our Bring & Buy Coffee Morning with homemade cakes on sale, a raffle, second hand books, etc. Please feel free to bring along any unwanted Christmas gifts too. All proceeds will go to Save the Children working in 120 countries around the world as well as in the UK.

Want to do something rewarding? Like working with young people? Could you give a few hours of your time each month to volunteer and befriend a young person in care, offering some fun activities and someone to talk to. Do you think you could help? Funding for activities provided. To find out more contact Ruth or Debra on 01296 432540 ruth.gaisford@nyas.net Registered Charity No. 1012485 NYAS is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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April Offer BUY 1 SHIRT GET 1 TIE FREE Watches and Cufflinks 15% off No.6 South Street, Wendover, Bucks HP22 6EF T:01296 625277 www.simoncarter.net

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Garden Care & Maintenance Spring is in the air! Get ahead & prepare your garden now.


Halton Singers “Music Hall Magic”

Know your blood pressure

Fri 19/Sat 20 April Halton Village Hall 7.30 Call Simon Shirley Since 1978 Halton Singers have entertained 625053 / 07836 665512 the local community of Wendover, Halton and A friendly and reliable service Weston Turville with music from Handel to Hammerstein, Bach to Beatles, Disney to Dylan. Our latest production is Music Hall Magic. Why not join us for an evening of We need volunteers to help with sentimental ballads, sing-a-long songs and comedy. Dress up for the part: ”a little of all aspects of our work what you fancy does you good”! Light 01296 432339 refreshments provided, bar open all evening. A limited number of tickets (£5) available by TRING Friendly calling 01296 624841 or Clock Tower TV Local 696759. “Come, come, come and have a drink or two—down at the Old Bull and Service Bush”...

Thu 25 April, 10am – 3pm, W Library Rm One of the major causes of strokes is high blood pressure. Strokes lead to deaths, and serious disabilities and can occur at any age. In many cases a change of diet can reduce blood pressure. Medication can also help some people. The Rotary Club of Wendover and District has arranged for qualified staff to be at Wendover Library Room from 10am until 3pm to take your blood pressure and provide refreshments all for free. All welcome.

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A Music Offering Sat 20 April, St George’s, Halton, 7.30pm, The Ridgeway Chorale - a small choir of 18 singers will be holding a special event in aid of Florence Nightingale Hospice. Two young musicians, aged just 14, will be performing on the night - both study at the Junior Academy of Guildhall School of Music and Drama and both have won prestigious awards and prizes for their musical talent. Tickets are £8 each, under 18s go FREE available now from Aylesbury and Wendover Hospice Charity shops, from the Fundraising Office by calling 01296 429975 or by contacting Jean Bygate on 01296 661071.

Mark Webber on a Tennis Court? The upgraded facilities at Aston Park Tennis Club in Aston Clinton, made possible by the award from Sport England Inspired Facilities of an Olympics Legacy grant, as well as grants from Aston Clinton Parish Council and Aylesbury Vale Community Chest Fund, include floodlighting to all three courts as well as the provision of a new netball court. This new sporting activity is proving very popular with up to 12 ‘Back to Netballers’ taking advantage of Netball England coach Geri every Monday evening from 6-7pm. The new facilities will officially be opened by Mark Webber the Red Bull Formula 1 racing driver who can be seen in a different guise on that day. He’ll be playing tennis.



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Family Bike Ride Sunday 16 June, 2.30pm Note the date! To mark National Bike Week, Get Wendover Cycling will organise a Family Bike Ride starting on the Manor Waste at 2.30pm. Chris Peeler 01296 624089.

Record Year For Bucks Open Studios 8-23 June The largest visual arts event held in Buckinghamshire, has announced that 575 artists and makers from the county including painters, glass workers, basket weavers, metal workers, wood turners, jewellery makers, book binders, print makers and silk makers will be opening their studios at 199 venues to the public for free and showcasing their talent. The event has more than doubled in size since 2007 in terms of artists participating and it is hoped to exceed last year’s record of just over 38,000 visits made to studios and exhibitions. Bucks Open Studios is a great opportunity for a fascinating day out. You can talk directly to artists, watch demonstrations and even be inspired to take up a new hobby and find your own hidden talent.

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BBOWT Wendover Open Gardens

Using a computer can be frustrating at times, so why not let me Sunday 23 June 2013 Note the date! Bucks, Berks and Oxon Wildlife Trusts are help. I am a qualified IT Technician and can help with all your organising open gardens on the above date. Tea and cake computer needs at very competitive rates. will be available at two different locations within the village. If call Pete on 0800 311 8385 or mobile 07881 555482 you would like to open your garden to support BBOWT, email pete@wendover-computers.co.uk New website please contact Chris Peeler - 01296 624089 www.wendover-computers.co.uk

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*Introduction to Tarot weekend course 20/21 April 2013 *Reiki Level One weekend course 27/28 April 2013 Saturday May 11 Psychic Development Group 11am-4pm £30

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(This course is suitable for beginners and those of you who would like the chance to develop your ability)


*Saturday 25 May Reiki Healing Day

(30 min healing session available from 10am-5pm - £15 – pre-booking essential)

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Library Wendover Community Library

clementscarpentry@hotmail.co.uk More than forty volunteers came for a Tea Party at Wendover

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Community Library on Wed 27 February. We were all welcomed by Philip Mitchell, chairman, and Susan Morton, Library Manager. This was followed by brief descriptions of the various volunteer tasks needed in the library.

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These range from support work in the library itself, to help with children’s activities, help with our new Thursday Club an informal meeting once a month with a short talk or activity, followed by tea and biscuits; fundraising events, publicity, opportunities for interested people in the community to be involved! We were pleased to meet everyone as we enjoyed our tea and cake and would like to thank all who came! We are delighted that so many signed up to become involved in a wide range of tasks.


HAWTHORN GARDENING Pruning & Weeding Hedge & Tree Work, Lawn Care Grass Cutting, Small Landscapes Roy Seabrook

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We aim to promote an atmosphere which encourages individuality, independence and the right to choose, whilst maintaining a safe, happy and caring environment.

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If you are interested in being involved, do go and see Susan Morton in the library, or contact Carol Chapman on 01296 623730 for more information.

Wendover Library Bounce and Rhyme From Tues 16 April Bounce and Rhyme, a free drop in session of music and rhyme for preschool children with a parent/adult, is changing after the Easter holidays as follows: 10:15 - 10:45 - for children aged 18 months up to 5 years old 11:15 - 11:45 - for children aged under 18 months Monthly coffee mornings will run following the later session for carers and their children in the meeting room.

Buy with Confidence Want to Beat the Cowboys?

April 2013

Sewing Seams Easy Mending and alteration service for clothes and soft furnishings. Need a new zip, trousers or skirt needs shortening? Curtains need altering?

Buy with Confidence was first launched in 1999 by Hampshire Trading Standards. It has grown over Contact Mary Anne the years and is now administered by 53 local on 07761 222196 authorities, with more on the way. Buckinghamshire Trading Call Standards joined the nationwide scheme in 2008, and now 0115 944 1117 has over 80 approved members, with more applications currently being progressed. www.uk-sobs.org.uk The Buy with Confidence scheme provides consumers with a list of local businesses that have been vetted and approved by Trading Standards. Consumers can have peace of mind when using an approved member because they have all been individually checked for trustworthiness and compliance with consumer protection laws. Once a member has been approved, they are monitored through customer feedback.

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minimum standards required to deliver good customer service. If a resolution cannot be reached, Trading Standards can mediate between the two parties to find a suitable resolution. To find a business you can trust call 08454 0405 06 or visit www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk . Applications to join the scheme start at £105.00 including VAT, plus DBS check (the CRB replacement) costs if required. Member benefits include the use of the Buy with Confidence logo on your website, paperwork and vehicles, a certificate and your businesses details being added to the national Buy with Confidence website. If you think your business could make the grade and would like more information, contact Gina Green at ggreen@buckscc.gov.uk or call 01296 382769.

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“Super Deal Monday” A Starter, Main course and a drink for £10 “Happy Hour” Beer and Wine 2 for £5! Friday and Saturday 5pm to 6pm

D Small Construction For all your building requirements from Patios and driveways to alterations and extensions

Building locally for 25 years Please call 01296 582215

“Wednesday Curry Night” Your Choice of Curry with Rice and a Glass of Beer or Wine for £10 Complete the Soduko and present it to a member of staff to receive 10% discount on our a la carte menu

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Wendover Youth Centre

has full facilities and secure garden Ideal for Children's parties/ exercise classes etc.

Phone 07742 689930 wendoveryouthcentre@gmail.com

ST ANNE’S HALL to hire All enquiries to Angela German 07423 266713 stanneshallwendover@ hotmail.co.uk

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Befriending the elderly Ian Phipps MCFHP MAFHP Late last year we launched

our local “Contact” group and have enjoyed several tea parties. A “Contact” group can Home Visits - 01296 696032 consist of up to a maximum of twelve Guest Members. The Surgery at the Lee and Wendover group Belmore Centre currently has availability for 01296 612361 just four more members. To become a member the guests Registered Member of the British must be over 75 years of age, live on their own and reside Association of Foot Health Professionals within The Lee, Wendover or Great Missenden area.

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THE PRACTICAL GARDENING “Contact the Elderly” (to give it its full title) is a national COMPANY organisation consisting of small groups of local volunteers Reliable Lady Gardeners who host tea parties once a month for the older members of Garden tidying our community. The tea parties take place from 3pm to 5pm Regular garden maintenance on the third Sunday of each month, our drivers fetch and Tel: 07732 484545 carry the guests to and from their homes.


Ideal for Weddings/Functions etc late licences available

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SPANISH Learn from a qualified and experienced native speaker All levels taught Translation and Interpreting also offered

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Anyone who has a neighbour, a friend or a relation who might like to join, they should contact Anthea Hartley on 01494 837372 or email bassibones@yahoo.co.uk. We would be delighted to welcome new members. You can obtain further details by going to the Contact the Elderly’s web site: www.contact-the-elderly.org.uk .

Florence Rosa Busk Florence Rosa Busk of Thornton Crescent, who celebrated her 108th birthday with family and friends on 17 February, died peacefully in her bed at Icknield Court Residential Home in the early hours of Sat 9 March. Florrie was with family and a close friend when she died. She will be greatly missed.

News from Wendover Health Centre 01296 623452 Changes to Opening Hours We will be closed for Easter from 6.30pm on Thursday 28 March to 7:30am on Tuesday 2 April. We will close at 1pm on Wednesday 17 April for staff training.

medical For im m ed ia t e, l if e - t hr ea t e ni n g  Immigration examinations. emergencies, continue to call 999.



 Letters and notes certifying fitness to

When we are open we will always participate in certain activities. respond to urgent problems if you call  Letters to education and housing the Health Centre directly (01296- authorities and other letters written at the 623452) – press 9 immediately when patient’s request. you hear the automated message. A  Forms for claiming on travel insurance Dr Anna Milward when holidays are cancelled on medical We welcome Dr Milward back on her receptionist will take down initial details grounds. and pass the call to the Duty Doctor for return from Maternity Leave in April. response.

Automated BP machine

111 service The NHS 111 service has now been launched in Buckinghamshire. This service is for urgent medical help or advice, but not for life-threatening situations. Calls to the Health Centre are automatically diverted to 111 when we are closed. 111 is available for urgent problems 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 111 if you have an urgent health problem and think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service (other than that available from the Health Centre).

Payment for non-NHS work Our National Health Service contract covers the provision of medical services to the practice population. Other work is not funded by the NHS and therefore will normally attract a charge. Unless the fees for non-NHS work are paid by a third party, we will request payment directly from the patient concerned. Examples are as follows:  PSV and HGV driver medical examinations.  Claim forms for private medical insurance.  Private sickness certificates.

We are very grateful to the Friends of Wendover Health Centre for purchasing an automated blood pressure measurement machine. This is situated in the patient library and is for use by any of our patients (except children). It is very simple to use: please follow the written instructions. If you are due for a BP check (for example patients on antihypertensive medication) please use this machine – there is no need to book an appointment with a nurse. Please write your name on the printed slip with your BP reading and hand it into reception.

HS2 Judgment call As this is being written before the Judicial review announcement, you will know what happened on 15 March. Please check the website; we may need money urgently.

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ROY COATES Momentum continues to build in the Northern sections with Building Services more start up meetings. David Cameron recently said that Repairs to there was “no magic money tree” for infrastructure on rail and Guttering schools; one wonders where the “paving bill” for extra HS2 Leaking Roofs spending, rumoured mid 2013, has its roots. The Hybrid bill Flashings will be late 2013 at best and so not through before the next Brickwork Competitive Rates election. However, hybrids are not killed by elections, stakes maybe.  01296 625296 07885 095366 General building work:HS2 seems to be cancelling community forum meetings to Local Builder focus on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) draft 50 years in the Building consultation. Rumours are that the village will have a road Industry 1963-2013 show on 25 May. The final EIA needs to be part of the hybrid Non VAT registered bill. We are afraid that once again, you’ll be asked to respond. There are still many local issues to resolve including the Ellesborough Road diversion. If you are in Amersham, there is a new campaign shop in Hill Avenue, near the station. It will be worth dropping in to support them. Donate £5+/mth by standing order to save Wendover! For information contact Antony Chapman on 01296 623730 (chap@halevalley.wanadoo.co.uk).

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No 2 Pound Street wishes to say a very big Thank you …to all of you who responded to March 2013’s Wendover News where we asked what else you would like to see at No2… more wine, came the answer. And so we have set about sourcing new wines and many of these new additions are in the under £10 section. Pop in to see, ask for a recommendation, or try a taster or two. …to all of the instigators and supporters of our loyalty scheme I Love Wendover. We have seen a huge number of shop visitors proudly sporting their cards, and benefiting from the 10% discount on all retail purchases. To show our gratitude, we are continuing the offer until the end of April.

The Russell Arms Did you know the Russell Arms, Butlers Cross has been a pub since 1763, serving weary travellers and the local community great beer and food for 260 years? The tradition runs deep in the veins of Russell Arms as we promise to continue serving great beer and food. Recently accredited for the Great Country Pub initiative, we are proud and humbled to bring Russell Arms into its 260th year ~ perhaps there is the excuse for a party…… watch this space. Russell Arms is a free house, which can bring you a fabulous range of beers, which keep on changing. On the pumps since the new year we have had our old favourites Chiltern Brewery, XT Brewery, Malt Brewery, Vale Brewery, Rebellion Brewery, Windsor & Eton, Cotswold Brewing Co and there will be more to come. Jon our Ale Man is never happier than when he is extolling the virtues of beer. If you are peckish you really should try the mid-week lunch-time offer – 2 courses for £12 and 3 courses for £16

…to our ‘Meet the Producers’ in March, who battled with rain and icy winds to bring their delicacies to Wendover, and then stood outside, albeit under our canopies to showcase their amazing products. Particular thanks to The Lawn Collection and Smoke & Pickle, who kept their sense of humour throughout. Come along to our regular slots on Saturdays For those sunny days the garden will be the perfect place to get your Vitamin D, and why not enjoy afternoon tea at the 10am till 2pm to Meet our Producers. same time? Chef has created a very traditional afternoon tea …to our customers for raising £900 for Chilterns MS Centre menu to complement teas from The Lawn Collection, and during our Coffee for Charity collection on Mondays. We are you could even indulge in a glass of Rose Garden Prosecco ~ the menu is a pick’n’mix style, so you could choose the full now collecting for Wendover Youth Centre. menu, or a few items - available 3pm until 6pm daily. …to the Amersham Angels (new age WI) for making us so welcome at their meeting recently; we had a thoroughly cheesy evening and great fun was had by all. If you have a group you would like to entertain with cheese and/or wine, great for a fundraiser, please let us know, we would be happy to help either at No2 or at your own venue.

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Forum Veronica Stewart Photography Veronica Stewart is a family portrait photographer based in the beautiful setting of Buckland Village. Raised and educated in the West of Scotland, Veronica spent several years living and working overseas. She moved to Bucks from Hungary in 1999 and her two children attended all three schools in Wendover. Veronica’s background is in Management Development and Training but on having her family, looked for something which would fit better with being a mum as her husband Graham, a geologist, travels extensively. She worked at Little Acorns Kindergarten in Wendover for a year and then spent a couple of years as a teaching assistant at John Hampden First School. She loved working with small children and wanted to marry her longstanding love of photography with this role. Veronica returned to education and completed an HND in Photography and Digital Imaging at Bucks New Uni and then followed this with a BA (Hons) in the same discipline. Her work has appeared in The British Journal of Photography and she has been a contributor to two fine art exhibitions in London. A purpose built studio means her clients come to her for family shoots, teenage parties, product photography and more. She currently volunteers as a photographer for Iain Rennie Hospice at many of their events. Please see the advert below and visit her website for further information: www.veronicastewart.co.uk

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Community For some little time the Parish Council has harboured the idea of creating a Community Orchard in a public space, where it can inform and be enjoyed by everyone in Wendover. In the time that the project has loosely been on the Council’s agenda a number of locations on parish land have been considered, none of which entirely fitted the bill. That was until Walnut Tree Meadow was suggested.

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The Meadow, as its name might suggest, was a former orchard of walnuts, of which only a handful of the ancient trees remain. This substantial area of public open ground is bounded by the Wendover Arm canal to the East, The Wendover Society’s Purssell Path and Right of Way to the Learn to Drive with north and the housing developments of Water Meadow Way ROUND THE BEND DRIVING SCHOOL and Bryants Acre to the west and south respectively. There Special offer - £15 per is public access from all these aspects.

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The land came in to the ownership of AVDC following the settlement of the Metropolitan Green Belt boundary, not on the line of the canal but on a minor watercourse to the West of the Wendover Arm. This determination precluded the building of houses right up to the tow path. Since the estate developer now had no commercial interest in this isolated pocket of land on the edge of the Water Meadow Way Development it was settled on the District Council as part of the obligation to provide recreational space associated with the new dwellings. Since the completion of the housing, AVDC have maintained the land as a public space retaining the open nature of the meadow by rough cutting the grass on occasion throughout the year. The Parish Council sought permission from AVDC to establish a Community Orchard at its own expense by planting some sixty indigenous mixed top fruit trees in an

Orchard appropriate area of the meadow. Officers at our local authority did not react enthusiastically, raising a number of issues which the Parish considered it was able to satisfy. When matters of costs associated with o n g o i n g maintenance were raised the Parish Council offered to take ownership of the meadow and henceforth be responsible for all costs associated with looking after this public space absolving the District of any future financial liability. AVDC eventually chose to decline this offer stating that they would wish to retain ownership to maintain all their future options for this land! The Parish Council is rather disturbed by this response; it certainly would not wish to see the land put to any use other than as a community open space amenity. It is also very disappointed that its wish to create a Community Orchard would appear to be being thwarted, notwithstanding the Government’s recently declared support for country wide creation of community orchards by local residents. The Parish Council isn’t minded to give up on its aspiration without a better explanation of the local authority’s reluctance to help facilitate what seems to be a perfectly reasonable objective. It would like to know if this view is widely held within the community? Wendover Parish Council

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Bakers First Anniversary Enrique and Maria from The Bakers Shop are celebrating their first year in business in Wendover this month. They have been made to feel so welcome that they have joined Wendover Chamber of Trade and Commerce and are participating in the I Love Wendover Loyalty scheme (see page 2). For their anniversary special offer, please see their advert on the front page.

Clock Tower Friday 8 March saw Wendover Parish Council and The Wendover Society host a very successful fundraising quiz night at Wendover Memorial Hall. The event was held to raise money for the Clock Tower Restoration Project. 152 people made up 19 teams to contest the Clock Tower Challenge Quiz and everyone seemed to agree that it was a great night out. Even the Fish & Chip Supper, always tricky to get right for so many, was hailed as a success.

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Many local traders donated prizes for the raffle or sponsored the rounds and Budgens were the event sponsor. Further details of the event, the project and our supporters can be found at www.wendoverclocktower.org.uk. In addition the Parish Council would like to thank Cllr Tom Walsh, Cllr Emma Carroll and Mike Beard of the Wendover Society for making this fun evening possible. Wendover Parish Council

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Wendover & District Rotary At the end of last year, many of you attended our Happy and Glorious, “Let The Chilterns Sing, Hooray for Heroes”, concert at St Mary’s Church with the Central Band of the Royal Air Force. Over £3,500 was raised and this, plus the donation of a Rotary District Grant, brought the final total to over £4,000. Last month saw presentations of new reception furniture to the Chilterns MS Centre, a cheque for new folding chairs to match existing chairs at St Mary’s Church, Wendover and for Help for Heroes, a Matrix Krankcycle for use in Tedworth House to expedite rehabilitation of returning soldiers, particularly amputees. We would like to THANK all involved and hope that you will join us again this year, on Saturday 30 November for a ‘not to be missed’ family concert at St Mary’s. Put the date in your diary now!

Wendover Cricket Club Wendover Cricket Club have their final indoor senior nets session left on Friday 5 April, before outdoor training gets underway. U7 & U9s training will be on Saturday mornings starting on 6 April, the U11s on Thursdays with both

U12/13s and U14/15s being on Fridays and these begin on 11 and 12 April respectively. Existing members will be separately notified, but potential new recruits should contact Junior Manager Richard Peck on 01296-624209 for more information. 63 junior matches have been arranged across all age groups between the end of April and mid July, with more to follow. Most are in the Bucks and Aylesbury District Leagues and in the latter, we have entered 2 U9 teams for the expected numbers and to aid development. Senior matches will be played every weekend from 27 April through to 22 September, fielding 2 teams on Saturdays and one on Sundays. The 1st XI will compete in the Mid Bucks League Division 1 whilst the 2nd XI are in Division 2. In a break with the traditional format, these league matches are being played on a 40 overs win or lose basis, albeit with bonus points for the losing teams. Senior nets are likely to be on Friday evenings. The club will also compete in the Amersham Sixes Competition which we won last year, plus the midweek Mid Bucks League Knockout Cup. New members or officials in any capacity are welcomed and should contact Club Captain Jonathan Seabrook on 07718-804 084.

Mid Bucks Beekeeping Association April is a busy month for the Association as the beekeeping season gets underway. On 7 April we will be opening up our training Apiary ready for practical sessions with our new beekeepers. On 13 April we will be at the Charity Market on the Manor Waste, and on 20 April we will be holding a “Woodwork” day, building and repairing hives for the new season. On 17 April Steve Benbow who is known as “the Urban Beekeeper” will be talking at our monthly meeting at the Bowls Club. For further information on all of these activities please go to www.mbbka.org.uk.

Wendover Tennis & Squash With our Squash and Racketball Finals day on 27 April the preliminary rounds of the tournament are well under way. With membership numbers at a recent high there has been a strong entry from Juniors through to Seniors in both disciplines. Recent work on the clubhouse including internal lighting and external décor is now complete, giving the club a fresh feel. Summer term Junior courses commence on 15 April, so for all details check our website: www.wendovertennisandsquash.co.uk.


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Corner Mad Hatter’s Hike and Tea Party 1st Wendover Apollo Scouts have been working on the Community Badge over the past term and as part of this had to find out about the work of a local charity and do something to assist. You maybe aware that the Pace Centre has taken over the Old Garage at Stoke Mandeville, which over the next few years will be developed to accommodate all the Pace centres operations in the Aylesbury area. So this appeared to be a logical choice. After a talk from Victoria at the Pace centre, all about the work done for the young people they look after, a plan was hatched to raise funds by holding a Mad Hatter’s hike and tea party. So Saturday 2 March saw 50 scouts walk a route that took them through Weston Turville, Butlers Cross, Ellesborough and around Coombe Hill back to Wendover whilst collecting parts of a mosaic.

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John Colet News Year 10 Team Maths Challenge The 2013 Year Ten Team Maths Challenge was held at Mandeville School. The John Colet team members: Daniel Curtis, Nathan Gray, Hannah Griffiths and Oliver Marcetta had all prepared themselves well for the mental battle and yet on arrival they could not help but feel intimidated by the eight opposing teams. The competition was conducted over several rounds and demanded a whole team as well as an individual approach to some very novel and challenging puzzles. Being good at maths was essential and manipulating algebra and the absolute value, using Pythagoras theorem and tackling fractions all had to be addressed in turn. Thinking laterally was required in many of the problems. By the fourth round John Colet did not get a mention in the first four places. Undaunted, the team made a huge effort in the final rounds. The last of these was a manic carousel round where no verbal communication was allowed but all candidates could tackle any of the five problem strands in rotation. Paper flew constantly around the table in the effort to complete the tasks. When final positions were announced Chesham Grammar School had won, Aylesbury Grammar School was second and John Colet had come a magnificent third! This was the best result to date in team maths competitions and laid a very important marker for future years. Well done team!

WENDOVER WILLS WEEK – DID YOU TAKE PART…? A big “Thank You” to all those who used Wendover Wills Week to put their house in order – the common theme was you don’t need to keep putting it off…. It’s not too late to do something about it!

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Local Face: Colin Riley Colin Riley met Diana in the first week of Medical School at University College Hospital in 1948. They qualified in 1953 and became House Officers at UCH during which time they never left the hospital but were on call 24 hours every day. They married in 1954. Colin had an extra qualification in Obstetrics and Gynaecology so was posted to PM RAF Hospital Halton as a specialist where he ran the obstetric unit for three years, delivering many babies and operating on both local service dependants and civilians.

happily were joined by Tony Garrod, and later, Dr Ballantine. In 1965 the District Council arrived with chainsaws to cut down the trees along the road so they could turn the area into a car park. Dr Riley persuaded them that the trees belonged to the Lord of the Manor and they had no right to chop them down. Thus was born the Wendover Society.

He entered General Practice and did one year GP Training at Princes Risborough qualifying for his MRCGP. He was invited to join Drs Orme and McConnel in their practice in Wendover, (Dr McConnel being Dr Rory Reed’s grandfather!)

At that time Dr Riley was very involved with the PCC in helping organise the Stewardship Scheme raising funds for the St Mary’s Church Maintenance programme and was also on the local NHS committee and was able to apply for one of the new Health Centres, as they were desperate for space. They Diana worked at Halton Sick Quarters in moved in on 1 April 1973 and were between having children, alongside the joined by Dr Richard Leeper. delightful Dr Hussey, who was with Shackleton on the Antartic Expedition. Diana meanwhile, having a few more children, studied for and obtained higher In 1964 Dr Orme retired, and sadly Dr degrees in Psychiatry and was able to McConnel fell ill and could no longer accept Consultancy posts at Stone, work. They bought The Red House (later Tindal), High Wycombe and UCH. which seemed enormous and far too The Rileys started the Youth Club in the expensive and moved in May and early seventies and Diana became the

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first President, originally at the Memorial Hall, and later at the “Shed”, on the school campus. By 1986 a new purpose built Centre on the campus was a welcome and valued addition. Since retirement Dr Riley has helped run the Friends of Wendover Health Centre, and is a trustee for St Anne’s Hall having been involved in its refurbishment, while still organising the Village collection for Lifeboats due this year in mid April, and has been busy as the President of the Youth Centre as well. He is most grateful to the Lionel Able Smith Trust and the Parish Council together with great support from many groups and individuals, for their financial support for the Youth Club. He is also involved with the new fund raising group for the Iain Rennie Hospice in the Home to whom he feels he owes an enormous debt for helping look after Diana during her illness. Finally Dr Riley is honoured to have been elected as the new President of The Wendover Society and continues to enjoy life in this attractive and interesting village, supported by his wonderful and ever increasing family.

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Annual Parish Meeting Wendover Memorial Hall Wednesday 17 April at 7:30pm

It is with sadness that we must tell you that Jill Bottomley, who has served the Parish Council unstintingly over the past three years, has resigned as Clerk. We shall miss her and wish her well in her future endeavours.

Comment & Complaint We would ask anyone who has a comment or complaint about anything around the village to contact us to see if we can help or direct them to someone who can. It is disappointing to be called ‘They’ in a recent letter to the Wendover News as the Parish Council strives to do its best for the community. We can, however, only deal with things that are brought to our attention.

The Clock Tower restoration is the theme this year with guest speakers, Ian Gosling on its history and Project Manager Charles Mallard with an update. We are delighted to have Chair of Bucks County Council and fellow Parish Councillor, Marion Clayton with her reflections. Refreshments will be available while you look at the presentations from the Council and the Community: Action against HS2

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Clock Tower Quiz Our thanks to all the people who worked so hard to make the Quiz the success it was (see page 17). The unsung heroes raised over £2000 for the Clock Tower fund, part of which was the auction of three pieces of art generously given by local artists, Wendy Lewis, Carol Blyth and John Hull. The evening was such a success that it is hoped we shall run at least one other quiz this year to help the cause. We hope as many local organisations as possible will join in this very local fundraising. It is not so much


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the amount donated as much as the taking part and the demonstration of community support. Any donation however small is of great value to the Fund.

"Scoop it, Bag it and Bin it" is the rule. Dog fouling in public areas poses a real threat to children through Toxocariasis, a horrible disease. Unfortunately not everyone is a "poop scooper". Please "Scoop it, Bag it and Bin it!" to avoid Scoop it, Bag it and Bin it! giving offence and to avoid committing Responsible dog owners know that, an offence.

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SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICES for April 2013 WENDOVER FREE CHURCH, AYLESBURY ROAD 11.00am Morning Worship ST. ANNE’S ROMAN CATHOLIC, AYLESBURY ROAD 9.15am Sunday Mass; Confessions 11.00am Saturdays HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH, HALTON : 10.30 am ST. MARY’S CHURCH OF ENGLAND 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

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