August 2013 Wendover News

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A New Look Wendover News You may notice that Wendover News has changed font. Please let us know if you find it more legible or have any other design suggestions. Wendover Youth Centre Party in the Garden - Massive success Many thanks to the huge crowd who turned out for the 2013 Party in the Garden at The Shoulder of Mutton on Saturday July 13th. It was a cracking event on a beautifully warm summer evening. As well as being great fun the event raised just over £2,000 for the Wendover Youth Centre. The WYC exists for the young people of Wendover. The Centre has already been saved by the generosity of many and the trustees are now raising money to ensure the longterm financial security of the Centre with the aim of employing a Youth Worker to be based at the Centre . The Party in the garden was a fantastic community event with a brilliant atmosphere made really

special by the many people who gave so generously of their time, money and skills. Special thanks must be offered to Gary King from King's Farm Shop who donated the hog roast, The Cover Collective led by Barry Evans, who played brilliant music, Emily, Caitlin and Georgina who provided entertainment and face painting for the children, and Peter who gave a picture for auction. We must also thank the many individuals and Wendover businesses who donated raffle prizes and the team of WYC volunteers led by Martin Thornton who sold raffle tickets as well as beer and the hog roast on the night. Finally, we must thank Adam and the team at the Shoulder who worked incredibly hard in extremely hot weather to make the Party a massive success. If you want to know more about Wendover Youth Centre please visit or call on 07742 689930. Chris Heald

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RAF Flypast dates: Tuesdays 13 and 27 August at 1.30pm To celebrate the completion of training at RAF Halton we can expect a flypast (weather permitting).

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WEEKLY EVENTS Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri JAZZERCISE classes to suit you : 07900 987230 Mon, Tue, Thu Morning and Evening. Adult, Teenager Yoga Classes. 01296 623543, Mondays The Rotary Club of Wendover & District. For meeting times see Tue & Wed 19.30 Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell. Details 01296 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, or call 01296 612632 Wednesdays 18.00-19.00 Zumba Gold & 19.30-20.30 Zumba, both St Anne's Hall Wednesdays 19.45 - 20.45 Salsa Dance Classes at Wendover Royal British Legion. Bookings: 07767 234532 Thursdays 18.15 onwards : Kung Fu classes for kids and adults. St Anne’s Hall. Call Mark on 07809 403208. Thursdays 19.00 Ballroom & Latin Dance Class / 20.00 : Dance. Wendover Memorial Hall. Details 01442 865734 Summer Fair Thursdays 19.45 Wendover Choral Society, St. Mary’s Church Wendover. Details 01296 620450 Wendover Woods Thursdays (2nd & 4th of each month) ‘Twins & More Group’ 0-5 years. Wendover Children’s Centre: 01296 621143 Thu & SAT 19.30-23.00 RAF Association Halton and Aylesbury branch clubhouse open to public, Bldg 259 RAF Halton 3 & 4 August 10am - 4pm Fridays 10.00 Zumba Gold, St Anne’s Hall Local produce, Hog Roast, SUNDAYS 10.30 W Turville Union Chapel service. (Communion Service 1st Sunday of Month). All welcome Children’s activities including SUNDAYS 20.00 Bingo at the Royal British Legion Club, Chiltern Road, All welcome electric go-karts & balance bikes Sundays in the Summer 14.00-17.00 Sunday Afternoon Teas. St Mary’s Church, Wendover

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AUGUST Thu 01 19.00 Wendover Library Reading Group : For details call 07979 855047 Fri 02 14.15-16.15 Frame It! FREE craft activity for under-8’s, sign up and take part at Wendover Library, see page 3 SAT 03 10.00-16.00 Summer Fair, Wendover Woods SAT 03 10.00-16.00 Taste of the Summer, Manor Waste, Wendover see page 13 SAT 03 Wendover Football Club Football Festival and Community Day, John Colet School SAT 03 11.00-16.00 Yard & cake sale, Abbeyfield House, Dobbins Lane, proceeds go towards purchase of new furniture SUN 04 10.00-16.00 Summer fair, Wendover Woods Tue 06 14.15-15.30 over 5’s / 15.45-16.30 2-5’s Animal Edutainment, sign up & take part at Wendover Library, see page 3 Tue 06 20.00 Kimble and Ellesborough Horticultural Society, Stewart Hall, Little Kimble Wed 07 19.30-23.00 RAF Association Halton and Aylesbury branch clubhouse open to public, Bldg 259 RAF Halton Thu 08 10.30-11.30 Thursday Club, free entry, Wendover Library Room Thu 08 13.00-15.00 Carers Bucks, Carers’ Support Group, Wendover Library Room, see page 3 Fri 09 10.00-11.00 Stories and More, interactive stories for 3-8’s, £2.50, Wendover Library, see page 3 SAT 10 14.00-16.00 Weston Turville Horticultural Society Annual Show, Weston Turville Village Hall, see page 3 SUN 11 18.30 Contemplative Fire Gathering. St Mary’s Church 6.15 for 6.30pm start. (2nd Sun of each month) Mon 12 Copy date for SEPTEMBER edition of Wendover News-adverts, articles, payments in BEFORE 12 AUGUST Tue 13 10.30-12.00 Spooky House Crafts for ages 4-8, £2.50, sign up and take part at Wendover Library, see page 3 Tue 13 19.45 Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide local support group, for details call 07890 973751 Tue 13 19.45 W. Evening WI, No speaker, Informal Meeting, St Anne’s Hall, see article page 17 Wed 14 14.00-16.30 Wendover Rotary Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Weston Turville Hall and Field, see page 4 for details Wed 14 19.00 Grandparents Association Support Group, Holiday Inn Weston Turville Call 01296 582614 SAT 17 10.30-11.30 Book Club. Very informal. Wendover Christian Centre (3rd Sat of each month) SAT 17 09.00-13.00 Local Produce Market : Manor Waste outside Budgens, Wendover SAT 17 14.30 Family History Talk: Changes of Name. Bucks FHS, Prebendal Farm Comm Centre HP19 7QW SUN 18 10.00-14.00 Princes Risborough Farmers Market. High St. PR. Free Parking. (3rd Sun of each month) Tue 20 Craft drop-in morning,, ages 2+, 50p per child, no booking required Wendover Library, see page 3 Thu 22 and Fri 23 19.30 ‘All Shook Up,’ Aylesbury Vale Youth Theatre, Court Theatre, Pendley , Tring, Fri 23 20.00 Weston Turville Historical Society: Weston Turville Village Hall (4th Fri of each month) SAT 24 14.00 and 19.30 ‘All Shook Up,’ Aylesbury Vale Youth Theatre, Court Theatre, Pendley , Tring SUN 25 15.00-17.00 Cream Teas. St Mary the Virgin Church, Weston Turville SUN 25 11.00-18.00 Charity Cricket Match & Family Day, The Witchell, Free Entry, in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support Tue 27 11.00-12.00 Gory Gardening, ages 2+, £1 per child, sign up and take part at Wendover Library, see page 3 Thu 29 to SAT 31 19.30 ‘An Inspector Calls,’ Ayles Vale Youth Theatre, Drama Studio, Aylesbury Grammar School HP21 7RP

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Sunday afternoon teas at St Mary’s

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Sundays 2-5pm, St Mary’s Centre Tea and homemade cakes. Why not come and relax in the friendly atmosphere and take a look around the beautiful church? Open every summer Sunday.

Sat 10 Aug 2 - 4pm, Weston Turville Village Hall Schedules of classes are available from shops in the village – Hare and Booty, the Village Store & Cathy’s on New Road – why not join in? Classes include Horticulture, Floral Art, Domestic, Handicraft and junior classes too – something for everyone! We welcome entries from surrounding villages! In addition, there will be a plant stall, dog show, tombola, children’s games, greeting cards on sale, bee display and more. Do come along and join in the fun. For more information please call Jo Spencer on 612817.

Wendover Community Library Events throughout the summer holidays We have a fun-packed schedule of summer fun and madness for children over the school holidays! See schedule in What’s On, page 2. For full details of events, please see http:// summer-madness-for-children

Top to Toe Therapies Thu 8 Aug 1.-3pm, Wendover Library Room Join us for a real treat with complementary therapies. Head, neck, shoulder and reflexology therapies will be on offer. Also, there will be a chance to ask any questions you might have about your caring role. Refreshments provided. There is no charge. If you are a family carer you are welcome to 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. Carers Bucks - dedicated to supporting family carers.

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Rotary Teddy Bears’ Picnic Wed 14 Aug, 2-4.30pm, W T V Hall & grounds Wendover Rotary’s Teddy Bears’ Picnic is back again. Sponsored by Harpenden Building Society and in aid of PACE, School Aid and Rotary Charities. There will be games, races, face painting, stalls, lots of fun things to do and prizes to be won for children of all ages. So bring your parents and grandparents – yes, there will be teas and lovely cakes, too. Don’t forget the Best Dressed Ted competition so make sure your beloved teddy is in his Sunday best for the day. And if the weather is unkind then the picnic will be in the hall. It will be a great day for you and your teddy. Parking is limited, please be considerate. Follow us on Facebook or click on

August Loyalty Card Offers See also and Wendover Hardware on the Manor Waste @stmarys: To celebrate the arrival of the Royal baby—10% off the Earth Friendly Baby range of shampoos and bodywashes ADH window cleaning: 1/3 off all gutters*; 25% off cars*; 20% off Window Cleaning**; 25% off patios; *25% off commercial ***; 01296 626081 a little bird told me gallery: buy 10 cards get the next one free (you don't have to buy them all at once) Antiques @ Wendover: a draw to win a £10 Gift Voucher. The winner will be drawn after every 25 loyalty cards sales. Cat Booker: Personal Training, Bootcamp and Pilates offers Domino Equiping Solutions, 01296 623869: £18 per hour for support on IT including software, hardware and applications HQfabric: 10% off all charm packs and jelly rolls Ivan Cammack—£25 off new spectacles and contact lenses Lasting Powers of Attorney: 5% off to start a "Lasting Powers of Attorney" tel 07703 462 198 Liveluxe Interior Design, 07786 990 537: 20% off shop prices for fabrics + 2 free cushion covers in same fabric Maria Bray Nutritional Therapist: 10% off for initial appointment 581561 Peach Lane Studios: Half price photoshoot booked before 30 September. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Perry Street Dental Surgery:30% off bleaching to end of August The Bakers Shop meal deal: freshly made just for you ONLY £2.90 1 sandwich + 1 selected canned drink + 1 Walkers crisps The Village Gate—20% off food bill for 2 adults Monday to Thursday Twist: 175ml for the price of 125ml on selected wines Village Environment Services: 20% discount on any accepted estimate for a CCTV drain survey or drain clearance. 07850 635 844 Wendover Dairy: Highland Spring water buy 2 get third free: 3 sparkling at £1.70 or 3 still £1.46 1.5 litre bottles Whitewaters:All Bakeaway Pizzas 10% off every weekend in August subject to availability

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Family History: Name Changes

Sat 17 Aug 14.30 Prebendal Farm Comm Centre, Aylesbury, HP19 7QW Family historians often come to a dead end because they are so determined to match exactly the information gathered from a variety of documents. But sometimes the truth is completely different, and it is often all down to the actual names recorded. This talk by Lynda Hotchkiss, formerly staff genealogist at Lincolnshire Archives & currently chief researcher for the Cave Family History Society as well as being an independent probate & genealogy researcher, may offer some clues as to why ancestors told little white lies, or their information is incorrect. Those listening may find new ways to get round and over that brick wall in their research when the information carefully acquired from census and certificates fails to shed light on the next generation.

Charity Cricket and Family Day Sun 25 Aug 11am Witchell Cricket Ground We are hosting a Charity Cricket Match and Family Day in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support. The day will consist of a Village Cup style Cricket match involving two teams of 10 players, played over two

innings. We will also be holding a Raffle and will have children’s entertainment and a BBQ. Everyone is welcome to attend and admission is FREE.

Aylesbury Vale Youth Theatre Thu 22—Sat 24 August: All Shook up Thu 29—Sat 31 August: An Inspector Calls Aylesbury Vale Youth Theatre is run by and for young people aged 16-21 in Buckinghamshire. Thu 22 & Fri 23 August, 19.30 and Sat 24 August 14.00 & 19.30—’All Shook Up’ at Court Theatre, Pendley, Tring. Thu 29 to Sat 31 August, 19.30 ‘An Inspector Calls’ at the Drama Studio, Aylesbury Grammar School. More details on . Please email for more information.

Kayaking round the Isle of Wight Fri 29 Aug—Sun 1 Sept Towards the end of August this year (tides permitting), Matt Ryan and his crew Ben Hutchings, Claire Morton and Ruth Morley are making an epic trip around the Isle of Wight in kayaks to raise money for The Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted, in memory of Paul Shyvers. Many of you will have known Paul or recognised him driving around Wendover in his red

camper van! Paul loved life, adventure and spending as much time has he could with his family and friends and that’s what they’re hoping for too. The crew have spent the last few months training in all weathers to ensure that the trip is a complete success. This will be a huge personal achievement as well as an inspiring idea to raise money for such a significant cause. If you would like to support them on their madcap adventure, you can visit their Just Giving page at IOWKayakAdventure – large or small, all donations are very gratefully accepted. Thank you in advance for whatever you can give.

Events in Halton on Sun 1 Sep Halton Village Fete: 11am—5pm Once again, Halton Village Fete welcomes you to children’s fun rides, refreshments, bric-a-brac, produce stalls, BBQ, crafts, steam train rides and classic cars from 11am to 5pm. Return shuttle bus available between Halton Village and Halton House. Halton House Open Day Halton House will be opened to the public in a rare opportunity to see inside this lasting reminder of Victorian decorative

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style. Our team of guides, many of them serving RAF personnel, will be on hand to elaborate on the history of Halton House both in the Rothschild era and in RAF hands. A shuttle bus will run between Halton House and the Station’s Trenchard Museum, where more can be learnt about the history of the Station and the RAF’s Apprentice Scheme. Please note that Halton House has very limited disabled access and no disabled toilets.

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Wendover Evening WI Quiz

Laurie Holloway, 7pm Laurie Holloway and his trio are returning to Halton Village. Tickets, £10, are available from Wendover Clock Tower, 07885 619854 or Hot buffet food and licensed bar also available.

ST ANNE’S HALL to hire for Clock Tower, Sat 7 Sept, W Memorial Hall All enquiries to Another great opportunity to Angela German support the Wendover Clock 07423 266713 Tower Restoration Fund. Tickets stanneshallwendover@ are £12 to include ploughman's platter. Licensed bar available. Splendid Raffle. All proceeds in aid of Wendover Clock Tower WENDOVER MEMORIAL HALL project. Tickets contact Margaret Stacey 01296 Ideal for 614552 or Jinty Pyke e-mail: Weddings/Functions etc or write to 10 WiFi and late licences available Petersfield, Stoke Mandeville, HP22 5XU. Enquiries : 07804 671445

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Tue 3 Sept, 5.30pm, St Anne’s Hall South Central Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust will be holding its first Constituency meeting on 3 Septemberin St Annes Hall starting at 5.30pm (tbc) and is open to all. The Agenda will include information regarding patient forums, membership and engagement information. As a Public Governor, representing views of people in Buckinghamshire, I hope I can count on your support, whether you are members or just interested stakeholders. We hope to be installing Public Access Defibrillators (PADs) throughout the village. SCAS NHS FT and the

Sun 8 Sep, Drayton Beauchamp Church, 12.30pm Wendover Youth Centre Come to Drayton Beauchamp Ideal for Exercise classes, Children’s parties (full kitchen facilities and secure garden) Church on foot, by bike or car The Wharf Cafe is open for coffee from (limited parking in the field at the 8.45—10.30am during tern time end of Church Lane) and find out Phone 07742 689930 more about the canal restoration work on the Wendover Arm. All welcome, no need to book, admission free, but donations welcome! Grand Draw tickets (£1 each) available—a chance to win a week’s canal boat holiday, or £100 cash and many other wonderful prizes. The draw will be made during the afternoon. Call 07547 181857 or click

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Wendover Free Church Open Day

Sat 14 Sept, Wendover Christian Centre Wendover Free Church is 30 and wants to celebrate its anniversary with you! The shared premises in Aylesbury Road is open to the community, so do come along and join in the fun. There will be no charge for most activities including live performances, craft for all ages, fun for children, and more, plus opportunities to find out what our church community is all about. And of course there will be food. It would hardly be Wendover Free Church without it!

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The Wendover Memory Walk takes you through Wendover Woods to raise money and awareness for the Alzheimer's Society. A 5km walk on grass and woodland paths, with options to head back to the Gazebo/parking area after 1km or 3km. Registration and signing-in for walkers is from 10am in Wendover Woods Main Car Park Area, setting off at 11am, after a fun warm-up session. Registering for the walk is free click or by call 0845 3060 898.

Fiddling for St Francis Sun 29th Sept, Victoria Hall, Tring The Oxford Fiddlers will give a virtuoso performance. All proceeds go to The Hospice of


St Francis which supplies excellent palliative care to so many cancer suffers in our area. Tickets, £10, from David Lonsdale on 01296 631791 or

Strictly Florence ( Entries closed 26 July) Sunday 6 Oct, Waterside Theatre Aylesbury Strictly Florence will see 10 local dance couples who have signed up for an intensive six weeks of ballroom training take to the stage with their new-found skills in what promises to be a night of dance to remember. Tickets £22.90-£52.90 available from ATG tickets, http:// aylesbury-waterside-theatre/#overview_tab

Aylesbury Superhero Fun Run Sunday 13 Oct, from 9.15am, Watermead The third annual Aylesbury Superhero 5K (two laps around the lake) fun-run, jog, walk or crawl, sponsored this year by Ginger Interiors, will be returning to Aylesbury in celebration of the Florence Nightingale Hospice’ 25th Anniversary Year. Registration is £10 per person (16+), £7.50 for 2-15-year-olds and under 2’s go FREE. Registration cost includes Aylesbury Superhero entry, superhero medal, plus refreshments and goodies on the day. You can download an entry form by visiting or by contacting the charity on 01296 429975. or register on the day.


You will hopefully know the judicial appeals outcome, expected in late July. August is a quiet HS2 month but the autumn party conference season should be lively and the hybrid Bill looms by the end of 2013. The joke environmental consultation reports, thank you for responding. WHS2 were at the June 29 northern convention. The Phipps’ glorious June coffee event raised £923 for WHS2, a huge thank you.

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Wild plant charity Plantlife (, is hoping to reach out to many wild plant enthusiasts and nature lovers by inviting them to become wild plant 'pioneers' and subscribe to a free quarterly e-learning bulletin to learn more about our native wild plants via the 'Wild About Plants' project website - .Working with schools, families and communities from all walks of life and with fantastic free downloadable resources, the team hopes to engage people with the nature on their doorstep. In recent years subscribers have been asked to record the plant life in their local area and recount what they used to see/pick and forage for. Plantlife has just launched “flowers on the edge,” their annual road-verges campaign. They are asking communities to record how their road verges are looking this summer by taking photos and sending in stories.

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A Fresh New

in Wendover We are excited to announce the refurbishment and improvements of your store. The store will remain open during the refurbishment, but we would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to you.

Good News for the Environment We will be installing the newest energy saving refrigeration and lighting. This will dramatically reduce our energy usage and thus reduce our carbon emissions.

Budgens Newspaper Deliveries Starting 1 August 2013, Budgens will take over the Mid Counties Co Op newspaper round. Co Op newspaper delivery people will transfer to Budgens newspaper delivery round. There will be no disruption to the delivery service. Co Op will cease delivering newspapers on 31 July. Existing Co Op customers will not need to take any further action to ensure continuation of the newspaper delivery service.

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The children are out of school and you can’t follow your normal exercise program, there are plenty of ways to stay active. Play football, hide & seek, tag, lots of games you can play to keep moving. Get cycling or swimming with the children. Walk as much as possible, to the park or the woods, do a few exercises/laps of the field whilst the children are busy on the swings. Take your children to an exercise class, where you can join in.* What if you’re travelling? Plan ahead, search out some running/walking trails near where you’re staying, and plan to go for that run/walk in the morning then come back for breakfast, you’ll enjoy the day more for it. Yes you want to relax on holiday, but balance it with some activities, hire bikes and cycle to the beach, climb some hills, play tennis. Swim in the pool;

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News from Wendover Health Centre 01296 623452 We always Spending about 10-15 minutes three times a week in the sun without sunscreen during The surgery is open every weekday from treat your contact details as confidential. the middle of the day boosts vitamin D 7:30am. On Saturdays (except bank holiday Sunburn levels, helping to keep bones and teeth weekends) we are open from 8:30am to Too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light healthy. 11:00am for booked appointments, plus from the sun or sunbeds can make your reception and dispensary business. skin red and painful, later leading to Becoming more active peeling or blistering. The severity of Increased exercise has many proven health August Bank Holiday sunburn varies depending on your skin type benefits including preventing heart disease We will be closed from and how long you are exposed to UV rays. and diabetes, and increasing mental well6:30pm on Friday 23 August to Repeated episodes of sunburn permanently being. Two local initiatives are aimed at 7:30am on Tuesday 27 August. damage the skin and increase the risk of all helping and inspiring us to get fitter and types of skin cancer. healthier while having fun. Reactivate Mobile numbers and e-mail addresses To stay safe while you are out in the sun: Bucks, set up by Bucks Sport to build on the We now have the facility to send text wear clothing to protect your skin from UV excitement of the London 2012 Olympics, reminders of appointments and other rays, such as a long-sleeved shirt, trousers lists hundreds of different sporting important messages (for example and a wide-brimmed hat; use sunscreen activities that are accessible locally. Simply reminders about flu vaccine clinics). We that has a minimum sun protection factor Walks provides volunteer-led walks run also plan to make increasing use of e-mail (SPF) of 15 (use a higher SPF for fair and throughout the year across the county, to send out important health information sensitive skin), and reapply it every 2-3 taking advantage of some of our stunning and questionnaires. Please can you provide hours and after bathing ; wear good-quality local countryside. For more information, us with your mobile phone number and sunglasses to protect your eyes; keep search these terms on the internet, pick up e-mail address on forms provided in babies and young children out of direct a leaflet in Reception or see . Reception, or send these via e-mail to sunlight.

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RAF Halton’s Station Commander, Group Captain Simon Harper, has presented a member of Bomber Command with the Bomber Command Clasp. The presentation was held in the splendour of Halton House and the recipient was Warrant Officer (Retd) Cecil David Williams (known as David). The event came about when David’s son wrote to the Station Commander to ask if his father could be given his medal at RAF Halton because of his links with the Station.

Further to the article about Contact Mary Anne speeding in Tring Road in on 07761 222196 the July edition of Wendover News, the Peter Bird Garden Design Wendover Parish Council RHS Medal Winning Designer Speedwatch team were out with the camera on offering an individual and 21 June. Despite making themselves as obvious creative design, construction as possible to motorists, they observed some and planting service dangerous driving as well as speeding. Our new call Peter on 01296 622790 County Councillor, Chris Adams, was also assisting and has his own camera and trained operatives. If you would like to join the Wendover team, please contact Wendover Professional Plumbing & Parish Council, details on the back page. Heating Engineer

After World War Two, Mr Williams took up the post of Headmaster at the Halton Middle School where he spent 15 very happy years. The school served the local community, which included many children from RAF Halton. When this photo went up on Wendover News Facebook he was instantly recognized by former pupils. David maintained close links with the RAF, including holding Honorary Member status of Halton House Officers’ Mess.

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Wendover Swimming Association As reported previously, John Colet School has asked the WSA if we are able and willing to take over the Pool and we will be using the summer and autumn to test how much demand there is for the Pool so we can assess whether it could cover its costs if it were to be run as a community facility. We need more volunteers to help us with our assessments and our planning so please contact us if you feel you can help. Business experience very welcome.

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Government prepares to sell its stake. They were to be sold to The Co-operative Bank, until that deal fell through. It is now uncertain what will happen to them; but the branches run by banks and building societies play an important role in many of our communities. “People value the convenience of being able to manage their financial needs face to face” says Phil Bannister, the Society’s Head of Operations. “Being able to trust your financial services provider matters, and members tell us how much they appreciate the expert, personal service that our team provides”. As it celebrates sixty years of helping local residents with their mortgage and savings needs, in the Society’s most recent member survey 99% of respondents said they are happy with the knowledge and friendliness of its staff. For more information, please visit the Harpenden Building Society branch at 3 Icknield Court, Back Street, Wendover HP22 6EB, teleph on e 01296 623595, or visit

Wendover’s Taste of the Summer 2013 This summer sees the collaboration of No2 Pound Street with the dynamic fundraising team at Florence Nightingale Hospice for the second Wendover’s Taste of the Summer.

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This food and drink event is set to raise funds for two well deserving causes this year. Our key partners are Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity based at Stoke Mandeville hospital and this year we are also supporting Wendover’s Clock Tower Fund. There will be foodie businesses from Wendover offering tempting nibbles; as well as food producers from the surrounding area, beer makers, cider producers and much more. It will be a true community event, bringing people from Wendover and surrounding areas together Friendly to taste flavour sensations, support their High Local Street and raise vital funds for Florence Service Nightingale Hospice Charity and Wendover’s Repairs & Rentals of iconic Clock Tower. Our aim is to bring a real buzz to Wendover High Street on 3rd August. Wendover’s Manor Waste (usually used for our Thursday and Local Produce Markets) will be transformed into food & drink heaven. There will be a programme of demos in the interactive area, so make sure you don’t miss out. For more information contact: Nicola Grant 01296 585022 Lindsey Fealey Head of Fundraising Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity Tel. 01296 429975



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Wendover Swimming Pool From John Colet School

The governors of John Colet School would like to express their pleasure with the continued progress that has been made regarding a summer trial opening of the school Accompany your wedding/drinks pool for community use. During the eight month reception, lunch, dinner or club night closure, the School has worked closely with with David, who plays Wendover Swimming Association (WSA) saxophone & clarinet committee to achieve solutions to the numerous with full band, high challenges involved in re-opening the pool. The quality backing tracks School no longer has grants for the pool costs - jazz standards, Latin, and has to focus its funding onto education. The film/show tunes & pop. school will get less government and local Adult & child saxophone/clarinet funding from September. It is important that this tuition available. Beginners trial period is used by WSA to assess the welcome. Audio samples/playlist financial and operational viability of WSA’s etc. on running, maintaining and developing pool Tel. 01296 615118 facilities for the community in the long-term.

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While the pool has been closed, John Colet staff have continued to maintain the pool. Given the age of the pool, there are major infrastructure repairs and improvements needed. The School cannot pay for these and they will need to be funded by the community through WSA over the next few years if the pool is to remain open. Before the pool could reopen for community use, the School needed to ensure the safety of swimmers, in order to do this is was essential that WSA had all relevant paperwork, insurance and training in place. There are stringent

regulations regarding pool staffing, water safety and quality and cleanliness of changing facilities. It has been agreed that WSA will take responsibility for staffing, pool testing and cleaning during their sessions, to ensure that the water is safe and comfortable to swim in. Partnership with the community continues to be important to John Colet School, and as such it is keen for local residents to benefit from the various facilities the school has available, in so far as this is practical and economic to do so. The School will continue to work with WSA to facilitate the use of the pool for their members and the local community in this context.

From Wendover Swimming Association Wendover Swimming Association is very pleased to announce that Wendover Pool is open again for the summer. For all of you who were members last year (between 1 July 2012 and 30 June 2013) the WSA Committee have extended your membership to 31 December 2013 at no charge and we look forward to seeing you back at the Pool. If you are not a member and would like to use the Pool, there are membership application forms at the Pool and on our website. Please come and see the Pool during one of our sessions if you are thinking of joining. Membership will be up to 31 December 2013 and costs only ÂŁ15 for a family.

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WSA will pay for two of the pool boilers to be repaired in the next few weeks. While the weather is good, the water is nice and warm because of the heat from the sun. If the weather turns colder the water may be cooler but once the boilers are repaired the water can be maintained at an appropriate temperature again. WSA conducted extensive polls and surveys over the last few months and a lot of people have been telling us what they would like to see at the Pool. We have already made some changes to the swimming session times and you can see the current times at our website ( We will be holding swimming sessions over the summer holidays and hope to hold some special days during the summer when we will be open for longer sessions. We will try to put on more sessions later in the summer, so please keep an eye on our website for announcements. As part of our planning for the future, WSA would like to attract swimming groups, community groups and clubs who would like to use the Pool and if you would like to discuss the opportunities with us please email us at Or, if you would like just to be kept informed of what is going on please email and ask to join our emailing list.

Weston Turville Reservoir There has been some activity concerning access to Weston Turville Reservoir as mentioned in the July edition of Wendover News but there is no space to print all of it here. It will be available on the The September WN print edition should have full details of the outcome of meetings with residents, anglers, Yacht Club, BBOWT and Natural England as befits an SSSI.



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Schools Wendover CE Junior School Year It’s been a very busy year for us at Wendover CE Junior School, including charity fundraising events organised by the children; themed curriculum days; day and residential trips, and interesting visitors bringing their knowledge. For more detail, please go to We must say a huge thank you to our wonderful PTA, particularly our departing Chair, Margaret Mason, who has done a sterling job running the committee this year! We are sad to say goodbye to several members of staff this summer and wish them all well in their new posts, both locally and further afield. We also wish our Year 6 leavers the best of luck at their new schools – it’s been a joy watching you grow over the past 4 years!

John Colet Technology Tournament Triumph John Colet students were celebrating victory at a Rotary run technology tournament. The annual tournament challenges teams, from local schools, in a design and model based problem. The John Colet teams were jubilant as they came out top in all the categories they entered, including the teachers team. Competitors were asked to design a model vehicle that could be driven forward up a ramp, powered purely by the dropping of a weight which was attached to the vehicle. This year proved to be the John Colet’s most successful to date. The John Colet Year 10 team beat five other teams at their level, and the Year 7 team A beat 11 other teams at theirs. Not wanting to be out done by the students, a teacher team, which included John Colet Technology Teacher Mr Brand, was also victorious. He said: “We had a clean sweep, having won all the prizes available. The mood in the bus on the way home was very jubilant.”

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MIDDAY SUPERVISORS REQUIRED for September 2013 We require 2 Midday Supervisors to join the lunchtime team at our friendly, caring school in September. The role involves supervising the children while they eat lunch as well as playground duty. No previous experience is necessary, although if you have worked with children this would be an advantage. Full training will be given including Schools First Aid. The hours of work are 12noon to 1.20pm, Monday to Friday, Salary will be paid on Bucks Pay Range 1a, point 5 (£7.18 per hour). If you are enthusiastic, young at heart and enjoy working with children, then this could be the job for you! For full details and an application form, please contact Catriona Durrant on 01296 696822 (option 4) or Calls and emails will be monitored and actioned during the summer holidays.

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Wendover Rotary BUST the Target

Wendover Rotary’s BUST project has reached its target of collecting 10,000 bras by 1 July 2013 – in fact the Club collected 10,004. We are very grateful for such support, and plan to continue this worthwhile venture for another year. Our new target is 15,000 by 1 July 2014 - a mere 5,000 more to collect! Can you help us again? With the help of local retailers and businesses it is now easier than ever to drop off unwanted bras. Bras may be delivered to our Bra Banks in various locations in Wendover: Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop, The Flower Gallery, the Raj Indian Restaurant, Costa Coffee and in Tring at the law firm Pictons, 11 High Street, Tring. For more details of the project see

Wendover Evening WI Wendover Evening WI was formed in 1971 and is a thriving, vibrant group. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at St Anne’s Church Hall, Aylesbury Road, Wendover. There is a varied programme of activities and guest speakers throughout the year. We would like to invite ladies to come along to meet existing members, to learn about your local WI and to appreciate all the things this organisation has to



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Mid Bucks Beekeepers Association The fine weather in July has benefitted the colonies of many of our members making good honey production a real possibility this summer. This month we will be at the Weston Turville Horticultural Society Annual Show on 10 August and at the Bucks Show in the Home and Garden Marquee on 29 August. Our summer meetings at the Association Apiary end in August with a session on preparing for winter. For more information on this and other events go to

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Wendover Scout Group This term, we have seen the Scouts visit the Forest of Dean, camping next to the River Wye. The Explorers have been to Derbyshire walking. The whole group went to Warwick Castle for St George’s Day. In addition to all the weekly activities, the Beavers have taken part in a Beaveree, with nearly 600 6-8 year olds coming together for a day. They have been on a canal trip & hiked the paths of the Chilterns. The Cubs have been spies for the evening at Milton Keynes. The Scouts held a cook and camp weekend cooking on open fires (on a very hot weekend). Not to be outdone, the Explorers held an Adventure race weekend taking on various challenges around the area on the

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Wendover Tennis and Squash Club Our tennis Finals Day in July was blessed with a hot and sunny day which helped to make it an enjoyable day for both the finalists and the onlookers. Our Junior summer tennis camps commence on 19th August, for further information on these and other courses run by our coaching team go to As a follow up to the break in we experienced at the Clubhouse in June, Thames Valley Police have done an fantastic job in apprehending the burglar who pleaded guilty. The Committee are extremely grateful for all the support and professional approach of the Police.

Village Cup Update This year's Village Cup has seen 12 teams compete in the annual fun cricket competition organised by Wendover Cricket Club and sponsored by Christopher Pallet. We have run 3 leagues of 4 teams this year, with the Winner of

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Wendover Cricket Club Wendover Cricket Club held a very successful colts day on 13th July and the season’s awards for 2013 were presented by Club Chairman Jeremy Nicholson to the players shown in the table above. Most of the junior teams have performed well in their leagues and a full report will be issued after the final matches have been played. Of the senior teams, the 1st XI has had a generally successful month and has maintained their leading position at the top of the Mid Bucks League Division 1. The 2nd XI has struggled for playing strength, although their performances have been improving.

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at Armed Forces Day A new rapid response emergency vehicle for RAF Halton and High Wycombe was unveiled at the Armed Forces Day celeb ration s by Buckinghamshire County Council Chairman Carl Etholen. Buckinghamshire's Community Covenant was signed last year between the Armed Forces and civilian community to encourage support for the armed forces community working and living in the county and to recognise the sacrifices they have made. Members of HM Forces crew rapid response vehicles in their spare time and attend 999 calls, they supplement SCAS in helping to improve The junior season is now winding down, but the clinical outcomes and ensuring patient safety, senior teams continue. New players are always See also meeting on Tuesday 3 September, welcome, tel Jonathan Seabrook 07718-804084. details on page 5.

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Many thanks to all who helped make this a successful event - £818 was raised for the local Wildlife Trust's conservation work through nine gardens being open and cream teas served at Abbeyfield. For details of more BBOWT events and activities please contact the Chilterns Group chairman on 01296 624511. Richard Birch

Crime on the Rise in Wendover? With another car break in on the Princess Mary Gate estate to add to the list of recent crimes and anti-social behaviour, all residents need to be extra vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour. A good sense of community has been developing in the area and it's pleasing to see the steps residents are taking to help each other protect their homes. It would also be reassuring to hear more from the police as to what further steps can be taken to help end this 'mini crime wave'. Name and Address Supplied

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normality and commonplace. The stuff is absolutely everywhere. The £1,000 fine seems to be no deterrent and everyone knows the health risks. Small children just don’t understand not to touch. Even when wiped their fingers are likely to find their way to their mouths before they can be washed properly. Every dog owner I know swears that they pick it up but it seems to me that very few people do so. Yes, perhaps there are bigger things to worry about in the world and perhaps I should get a life, but it is such a small and simple thing I am asking that would make such a huge difference to everyone. Having children comes with a responsibility and so does dog ownership. I am asking, requesting, begging, imploring: please, please pick it up. Name and Address Supplied

A happy ending Many years ago, I bought a vacuum cleaner from our local electrician, Mr. Mitchell. It worked well for years, then suddenly, it gave up the spirit : it was working that very morning, in the afternoon... nothing! I was already trying to choose a new one . . . but where to start? Then I remembered an advert in Wendover News: someone nearly local (just 10 minutes by

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John Hampden Probus Club

family issue may arise. At such times the Members of John Hampden Probus Club are there to help in whatever way is needed. Inevitably, members leave us for one reason or another. We are now looking to increase our membership and would be interested to hear from retired professional and business men who wish to be considered for membership.

The John Hampden Probus Club celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. ‘Who?’ I hear you ask. Probus is a national organisation which comprises local clubs for retired PROfessional and BUSiness men (and women, but they have a separate club!).

Here is a chance a make new friends and develop new interests and ideas. If you would like further information, please e-mail,uk or give me a ring on 01296 622448. Alan Myers, Vice-president

The John Hampden Club meets monthly for lunch which may also include a speaker or an event. Our speakers often come from within our own ranks. For example, a former RAF officer related his experiences flying V bombers; another introduced us to Isambard Brunel’s father who was an even greater engineer than his son but is less well known!

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Our September meeting will be in the form of a finger buffet with entertainment from a member of the Magic Circle who is a silver medallist on close-up magic. On such occasions wives and sweethearts are invited to join us. From time to time a member may find himself in trouble; ill health may strike unexpectedly; a

A team from local Opticians Ivan Cammack walked 26 miles of The Ridgeway on 22 June to raise money for the deafblind Charity Sense. £2457 has been raised so far by the team of four, which included staff from across the three branches of Ivan Cammack in Thame, Wendover and Chinnor. They started the walk at midnight and trekked for ten hours from Oxfordshire to Wiltshire, fighting the rain and wind in what was supposed to be midsummer weather. Anyone interested in helping the walkers take their total towards the £3000 mark can make donations on IvanRCammack

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Colet Head Boys & Girls

Aran Aksoy Head Boy James Harrison Deputy Head Boy

These four young leaders are the new Head Boy and Girl and their deputies, of John Colet School. They took up their positions after a fierce selection procedure which involved both students and staff voting. They have already started work as they welcomed students to the Year 12 Taster Day. They have also organised a mufti day to start their fund raising year even though the beneficiary charities (one local, one national) will not be nominated and chosen, by the School Council, until next term. They intend to beat the £800 raised this year. They also organised a Sixth Form Sports Day right at the end of term. There have been intense discussions about the Sixth Form dress code, and it has now been amended so that boys and girls alike will wear jackets. Once school starts again in September, from day one they will be extremely busy making sure that the new Year 7 students can recognise them and feel comfortable approaching them in case they need help. Similarly, they will be making a special effort to integrate the Year 12 students who are new to the school and make them feel at home as soon as possible. They are offering “friendly sport” to the Sixth Form as it is not a compulsory part of the curriculum and they will be organising Sixth Form assemblies where a tutor group will lead a particular morning assembly.

Nicole Lester Head Girl Amy Russell Deputy Head Girl

Their programme for next year will make much of seasonal events, starting with a fun approach to Halloween; this will very soon move to the more sombre mood of Remembrance and laying a wreath during the ceremony at the Wendover War Memorial on the Manor Waste. November is also the time for Help Week, another charity fund raising opportunity including a talent show, cake sales and fancy dress. After Christmas they will start planning the Leavers’ Prom and in March compère the Liaison Group (Junior Schools) Concert at the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury as well as organise Easter activities. All the while they will also be preparing for their World Challenge expedition to Ethiopia next summer. Good luck! Let us look after your DOG (or small pet) in our home in the Chilterns (HP16) when you’re away on holiday or at work. WE ARE NOT KENNELS and look after no more than 3 dogs at a time.

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Local Face: Alan Payne Alan Payne was born in Wendover. He studied at Wycombe Technical College and worked in Aylesbury for a brief period before volunteering for military service, as war had broken out again. He decided to capitalise on his lifelong love of aviation by joining the RAF in 1942. He trained as an observer in the UK and South Africa, and flew 29 missions as a bomb aimer on Lancasters with 630 Squadron. Whilst serving with this squadron, he participated in the Battle of Berlin from November 1943 to March 1944, which culminated with the raid on Nuremberg on March 30 and 31 1944. This was the most disastrous night of the war for Bomber command, resulting in the loss of 96 Aircraft, and is the subject of the recent book The Red Line, in which Alan features several times. He was awarded the DFC for his service with Bomber Command. After his tour with Bomber Command was completed, Alan transferred to Transport Command and flew as a navigator, serving on the Halifax with 620 Squadron in Palestine supporting 6th Airborne Division. When his time with the RAF ended, he attended Oxford School of Architecture to


study, and obtained a five year diploma and RIBA qualification. His architecture study finished in the late 1940s, and he returned to Hertfordshire to work. In 1970, Alan started an architecture partnership in Tring which h ad clients in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, and some overseas clients, too. He is proud of the five years his firm spent working with the National Children’s Home in Harpenden. In the Wendover area, he designed Weston Turville, Wilstone and Stoke Mandeville Village Halls, as well as the Wendover Cricket Club Pavilion in the Witchell. From 1983 to 1999 he served as the diocesan architect for the Diocese of Oxford. As part of that role, he was responsible for quinquennial inspections of St Mary’s Wendover, Kimble Church and St Michael and All Angels in Aston Clinton, among others. He is happy to have worked on many of the updates and upgrades to St Mary’s, including overseeing the conversion of the organ chamber to a social centre, the fitting of the glass doors in 1998, and the addition of the bell tower floor in 1999.

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Alan has lived in Wendover all his life, except whilst in the RAF and at Oxford. He lives in a house of his own design, next to the house where his children were raised. Alan and his wife Gwendoline, whom he met whilst stationed at an RAF base in North Wales, built Alan’s current house when their children had grown and began to start their own families. One of his sons still lives in the original house with his own family. His eldest son and his family run a farm and stables at Whiteleaf. Alan travelled to South Africa in 2011 as part of the “Heroes Return” programme with the Big Lottery Fund. He chose to return following the death of his wife in 2009, and visited the areas where he had been whilst on RAF training in 1942-43. Alan assisted in the formation of Wendover Cricket Club in the 1950’s and attends matches when possible. He was an active golfer at Ellesborough Golf Club until recently. For several years he was a committee member of the Friends of St Mary’s, and he still attends services there regularly. He was also a member of Tring Rotary Club and the Probus Club of Aylesbury Vale until they ceased meeting.

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24 August 2013

View from the Chair Firstly a quick word to wish two of our Parish Councillors the very best for a speedy recovery. Oliver Statham and Bob Lewis will be resting a while over the summer whilst they have health issues sorted out. Our best wishes go to them (and their wives). We wish them a speedy recovery. Thanks to Oliver for putting together an excellent response to the HS2 Environmental Impact statement, see the website. I have been working jointly with other Parish Councils and the National Trust to ensure our responses have consistency.

No Parish Council Meeting in August The Clerk and I have had discussions with the local Constabulary regarding New Years Eve 2013. There were comments regarding safety last year which are being addressed so that risks are avoided where possible and others at least minimised. We had a great response to our request for Speedwatch volunteers and now have a panel of ten! (see p11) Wendover Rotary have BUST bins at Costa Coffee and the Clock Tower for ladies to donate unwanted bras and benefit the charity Breast Cancer Care UK. This is in addition to the collection points in Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop and The Flower Gallery. Their target of 10,000 has been reached which is fantastic. (see p17), only 5,000 to go.

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Many months ago I promised the Snow Patrol a pint in the Swan to thank them for their efforts last winter. It would seem appropriate that we meet up soon whilst the weather is so hot! Well done to Wendover Swimming Association for re-opening the pool which is great news. A lot of work still needs to be done and the Parish Council are providing assistance where they can. A lot of people supported WSA in the past to get the pool built. Please support this venture now to ensure its future. (see p14) Robert Duggan, Chairman

Lighting Columns If you wish to report a fault or have concerns about any of the lighting columns please let us know at the Clock Tower. You will need to give the three digit identification number marked on the post.

Local Produce Market Manor Waste 9am to 1pm Saturday 17 August Hanging Baskets

Now summer is here you may have a bee problem. Honeybees are the ones which swarm and can be collected, Bumble bees and solitary bees should be left alone. To identify them go to the British Beekeepers Assoc. website - . Sean Kirwan (07850 085767) from Mid-Bucks Beekeepers is a local bee swarm collector.

After the success of last year we once again have hanging baskets on lampposts in the High Street. This is a combined effort between the Parish Council and Wendover Chamber of Trade and Commerce who have contributed towards the lamppost testing. We hope you are enjoying them and the added character they give (there are photos on the Wendover News website).



The Council is aware that a small minority of residents are putting home rubbish into public waste bins. Full bins mean there is nowhere for the public to dispose of litter leading to a risk of over-flowing and making it is more likely to end up in street. Please be considerate of others and do not put domestic rubbish in public bins.

We currently have allotments available at the Parish Piece. Perhaps you would like to give one as a ‘green’ gift? If so, please get in touch to discuss it, we can produce a gift voucher for you. A starter plot is from as little as £20 for a whole year. Alternatively perhaps you would like a plot for yourself!

Village Quiz


The deadline for the registration of teams for the Quiz is 5th September 2013. The quiz starts on Thursday 10th October 2013 – at the Bowls Club as usual.

We have been asked for ideas to help the Brownies attain their Community Badges. If you have any suggestions please contact Hilary

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