February 2013 Wendover News

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Established 1989

February 2013

Available in Dunsmore, The Lee, Halton, Wendover, Weston Turville and Liffré

Happy Valentine’s Day Watch out for many special offers to help you celebrate St Valentine’s Day in Wendover this year, not least the launch of the Wendover Chamber of Trade and Commerce “I love Wendover” loyalty card scheme, see p5. Happy New Year - again Paul and Mel, of The White Swan, wish to thank the New Year’s Day Clean-Up Team (Mark, Sue, Gary, Toni, Chris (Roo), Liam, Denise and Broydon) who along with Peter and the Parish Clerk, swept clear the debris around the Clock Tower early on New Year’s Day morning as well as the suppliers and organisers of the fireworks for yet another wonderful display on New Year’s Eve. The many who ventured out consider it a wonderful spectacle. Long may it continue.

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RAF Flypast date : Tuesday 5 February at 1.30pm To celebrate the completion of training at RAF Halton we can expect a flypast (weather permitting).

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St Mary’s Church, Wendover Saturday 13 April: 7.30pm

Saturday 18 May: 7.30pm

Stephen Hough (Piano)

Brodsky Quartet (Strings)

Romantic and virtuoso works by Chopin, Schumann, Brahms and Stephen Hough

‘Wheel of 4Tunes’: popular string quartets chosen by players & audience

Saturday 8 June: 7.30pm

Saturday 6 July: 7.30pm

Tasmin Little (Violin) Martin Roscoe (Piano)

Hilliard Ensemble (Vocal Quartet)

Sonatas by Mozart, Faure, Ravel & Franck

Highlights of 40 years of music with choral favourites

Season Tickets £42 (concessions £39) Children (+5 years) £4 Concert Tickets £14 (concessions £13) Children (+5 years) £1 Available from 4th February from Wendover, Princes Risborough and Aylesbury Tourist Information Offices. Credit Card Hotline- call Aylesbury Visitor Information Centre 01296 330559. (Booking fee will apply)

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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 Tue & Wed19.30 Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell : details 624089 We also offer an installation service Tue & Thu Morning and Evening Adult, Teen & Children's Yoga Classes. 01296 623543, sarahyoga@sky.com for any goods you have purchased Tuesdays 10.00 Simply Walk, meet at Wendover Clock Tower for easy walk approx 1 hour, details 01494 475367 from anywhere.We will install and Tuesdays 13.30-15.30 artsmart Drawing for Absolute Beginners, Wendy Lewis Studio, Wendover 01494 670372 set up for you. 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 64-66 Akeman Street 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

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02 9.30 Tring Market Auctions, Brook Street, Tring, HP23 5ED For details call 01442 826446 04 19.30 Wendover Parish Council Meeting held in Wendover Library Room. All welcome 05 14.30 Kimble & Ellesb Horticultural Society Wild flowers in the Chilterns , Stewart Hall 01296 612648 07 19.00 Wendover Library Reading Group : For details call 07979 855047 10 18.30 Contemplative Fire Gathering at St Mary’s Church 6.15 for 6.30pm start. See article page 3 11 Copy date for MARCH edition of Wendover News 11 20.00 Wendover Youth Centre AGM—see article on page 4 12 10.00-12 noon, Shrove Tuesday Pancakes and Coffee at Wendover Christian Centre. All welcome 12 19.45 W. Evening WI, Titanic, the True Story : David Richards, St Anne’s Hall, 01296 582318 12 20.00 Chiltern Humanists Meeting celebrating Darwin Day, Wendover Library Room. All welcome 12 19.30 Get Wendover Cycling AGM at 64A Lionel Avenue. All are welcome. 13 19.00 Grandparents Association Support Group, Holiday Inn Weston Turville Call 01296 582614 14 20.00 Chiltern Writers Wendover, local historian & publisher Julian Hunt, Wendover Library Room 20.00 Weston Turville Horticultural Society. No meeting in February 16 09.00-13.00 Local Produce Market : Manor Waste outside Budgens 16 14.00 Family History Talk: Officers Training Corp Scheme. Bucks FHS, Prebendal FarmHP197QW 17 10.00-14.00 Princes Risboro Farmers Market. High St. PR. Free Parking. (3rd Sun of Each Month) 21 9.00-15.00 (Trade 8.00am) Legacy Fairs, Antiques & Collectors Market, Wendover Memorial Hall 21 20.00 Ayles Cntre for Nat. Trust: Bhutan, Land of the Thunder Dragon, Broughton Jnr School 22 20.00 W.T Historical Society Tring History: Tim Amsden, Weston Turville Village Hall 27 9.00-11.00 Chesham Prep School Open Morning : See advert on page 3. 28 14.30 WTU3A Creating a new life as a writer in Later Life: Bernard Locket, Weston Turville Village Hall

Events Guess what's happening at W Youth Club? Duke of Edinburgh award scheme is back, running weekly on Tuesdays from 29 January. Full article on page 14.

LOVERS LEAP’ Charity Abseil 120ft Freefall Saturday 9 February, High Wycombe A charity abseil from the magnificent atrium in House of Fraser High Wycombe! Be the first to join in the adrenalin high all day on Saturday 9 February 2013 with a 120ft freefall abseil inside the House of Fraser in the Eden Centre, High Wycombe. Book on line www.redcross.org.uk/ events or call or email Sharon Cooper on 01296 739309 or scooper@redcross.org.uk to get your registration pack.

Snowdrop Walk Sunday 10 Feb 12 - 4pm, West Wycombe Park HP14 3AJ The Saunderton based charity Child Bereavement UK is invites families to take part in their annual Snowdrop Walk at West Wycombe Park, on Sunday 10 February. The grounds will be open from noon until 4pm, with an opportunity for families to plant snowdrops in memory of someone special who has died. www.childbereavementuk.org

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ART EXHIBITION Saturday 9 March 10am-6pm Sunday 10 March 11am-4pm Chilterns MS Centre (HP22 5LX) 01296 696133 e: info@chilternsmscentre.org

LEGACY FAIRS Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 21 February 9am-2pm (Trade 8.00am) Entrance by donation to Charity

Wendover Memorial Hall

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Contemplative Fire

* Reiki Level One weekend course 23/24 February 2013 Sunday 10 February, 6.30pm St Mary’s Church * Introduction to Tarot weekend course 2/3 March 2013 * Reiki Level One weekend course 13/14 April 2013 When did you last have the opportunity to be really still and reflect in silence? On the 2nd Sunday of every month this *Coming soon …. Meditation Group opportunity can be yours in the beautiful candlelit setting of I have recently moved to Wendover and would love to hear from anyone who would like to come to a one-hour per week meditation session. St. Mary’s Church, Wendover. Contemplative Fire offers time for silence and contemplation with guided reflection on For more information contact Angela Grace on 07855 813420 scripture, writings and art. Come and taste this creative mimosawood@hotmail.com www.angelagrace.co.uk experience with Contemplative Fire this new year. Tarot readings £30 for 30 mins & £40 for 40 mins

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More AGM of Wendover Youth Centre

Monday 11 February, 8pm, Wendover Youth Centre Wendover Youth Centre has been nurturing the young people of Wendover since 1986. In the eighteen months 07932 129 216 since it lost Bucks County Council funding, much progress has been made in moving to independent operation. Currently The Wharf Cafe is open at the Centre every weekday during term time from 8am to 10.30am, and the Centre is available for hire by individuals or organisations. The Directors of Wendover Youth Centre cordially invite you to the first Annual General Meeting on Monday 11 February at 8pm in the Youth Centre which is located on the Schools Campus off Wharf Road. Come along, hear us, share your ideas, and enjoy refreshments from the Wharf Cafe.

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Tuesday 12 Feb, 10.00-12 noon, W Christian Centre You are invited to enjoy coffee and pancakes with friends on a cold winter’s morning at Wendover Christian Centre. Proceeds to charity. Arrive at any time between 10am and 12 noon for this seasonal treat!

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Tue 12 Feb for 6 weeks 1.15-2.45 Baptist Church, Gt Miss This 6 week course examines the art and architecture commissioned by the powerful Medici family in Florence during its three hundred year rule from 15th –18th century. From Donatello’s sculpture to Botticelli’s mythological paintings; from Vasari’s decorative schemes to courtly portraits, we shall study various art works and buildings, considering the reasons why they were commissioned and their effect on the appearance of the city. Pre booking is essential. Contact David Wightman on 01494 863549 or book online at www.wea.org.uk


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Lent meetings in Wendover Six Tuesdays from 12 Feb, 7.30pm, W Christian Centre Churches Together is planning a series of meetings, open to all, in the six weeks leading to Easter. The theme will be ‘Prayer’ and will cover many different aspects of communicating with God including retreats, icons, meditative song, books, pictures and using a labyrinth. You may attend only one evening or come to the whole series. It is hoped that this year’s course will be even more practical than last year’s successful meetings and that participants will enjoy the course and learn many different ways of praying. The first meeting on Tuesday 12 February starts with coffee and pancakes! All meetings start at 7.30pm.



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Chiltern Humanists Tue 12 Feb 8.00pm Wendover Library Room For our first meeting in Wendover, we will celebrate Darwin Day. There is a change of speaker due to ill health. Details will be available as soon as possible on our website. Everyone is welcome at our meetings. Information about Chiltern Humanists and a full programme of events, are also on the website: www.chilternhumanists.org.uk Group visits to Theatres and places of Cultural Interest

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Launching on Thursday 14 February Select-a-Show is for you Watch out for the I Love Wendover stall on A magnificent programme of luxury excursions to the market on Valentine’s Day. I Love Wendover Card Contact Matinees and Evening performances in The West holders will be able to find links to special offers and Diana Yates for the latest End and Regional theatres. discounts offered by Wendover Businesses on http:// programme and application Visits to interesting gardens and stately homes form www.wendovernews.co.uk/community/loyalty-card. These Special lunches Supper performances Phone: will start to appear as launch date approaches. Participating 01494 890010 Special afternoon teas Luxury coaches businesses will also sell cards and display a poster. Find out Email: Come and join a really interesting group and make diana@select-a-show.com about the quality, convenience and choice available here. some new friends



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Events Knitting Skills with Alpaca Yarn February 14 10.30 -12 noon, Library Meeting Room Liz Norris lives in the Chiltern Hills and has a herd of 20 alpacas. She will chat about what happens to the fleece from shearing to being turned into yarn, how warm and soft it is and how highly valued it has been in this country for centuries (alpaca overcoats etc.).

Fossils for Families in Wendover Library Room

Tue 19 Feb, 10-12noon, all the family Call Paul 07723 573698 Sat 23 Feb, 10-12noon, older children and adults Dr Jill Eyers is a professional geologist who now works Garden Care & Maintenance largely with archaeologists. Jill will talk about fossils and the Why not have your slippery paths/ geology of the Chilterns. She is Director of a Mesolithic site in patio cleaned ready for Spring? Bucks and a publisher of geological guides. Please bring in two fossils for identification if you have them! Jill will also Call Simon Shirley have some crafts on display. 625053 / 07836 665512 RELIABLE - No job too small

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Wed 20 Feb for 6 weeks 11.30am-1.00pm Library Room Pre booking is essential on this course on changes in women’s lives over the last century as reflected in plays, EVER FELT LIKE THROWING YOUR COMPUTER OUT THE WINDOW? novels and poems depicted by three writers. Contact David FED UP WITH IT GOING SLOW? Wightman on 01494 863549 or book online at CRASHING OR FREEZING? www.wea.org.uk STRANGE MESSAGES POPPING UP?



Using a computer can be frustrating at times, so why not let me Clock Tower Challenge Quiz help. I am a qualified IT Technician and can help with all your Fri 8 March 19.30 at Wendover Memorial Hall The Clock Tower restoration fund is organising a quiz night: computer needs at very competitive rates.

You can make up a table of 8; those not in a team can join in call Pete on 0800 311 8385 or mobile 07881 555482 on the night. £12 a head includes fish and chip supper, email pete@wendover-computers.co.uk licensed bar and raffle. Tickets are available in advance from New website www.wendover-computers.co.uk the Clock Tower.

No 2 Pound Street New Job in 2013? Are you, or do you know anyone, interested in a career working with wine and food? We are on the lookout for talented and enthusiastic team members with a passion for great food, great wine and great customer service. If you are interested in working at No2 Pound Street please send your CV with a covering letter to manager@2poundstreet.com


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WORK WITH US AT RUMSEY’S CHOCOLATERIE Do you love chocolate? Do you enjoy a busy cafe atmosphere? We are often looking to recruit people with a positive, sunny disposition, a keen eye for detail, the ability to offer great service with a smile and immaculate presentation to work in one of our Chocolateries.

FULL AND PART TIME VACANCIES – at our shop in Wendover Full Time Barista / Coffee Shop Assistant Part Time Barista / Coffee Shop Assistant Chef / Chocolatier (experience in patisserie and chocolate work / college leaver with NVQ qualifications) The roles involve serving customers with food (and a big smile), preparing specialist teas, coffees and hot chocolate, and wrapping selections of chocolates beautifully to take away. Experience in retail would be preferred. The full and part time positions will involve 8 hour shifts on weekdays with some weekend work too. The part time positions will be at least 24 hours per week.

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Barn Dance at St Mary’s Church Sat 9 March 7.30-11.00pm We need volunteers to help with Dance to the Hayloft Band raising funds for the refurbishment project. Tickets of £10 include all aspects of our work

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Rotary Club Annual “Big Quiz”

Fri 22 March, 7.30pm, Wendover Memorial Hall In the past our “Big Quiz” has raised thousands for Free Estimates - all work guaranteed local causes. This year the main beneficiary is Over 30 years experience Chilterns MS Centre. Tickets of £12.50 each include a Tel: 01296 625433 cheese platter and licensed bar. Teams of 8. www.wendoverrotary.org.uk or from club members. Flat roofing specialists

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Fancy a long weekend in France? Thu 23 - Mon 27 May to Liffré Wendover Twinning will be hosted in Liffré this year on the above dates. New members are most welcome. Please contact Barbara on 624708 or Glynis on 625565 or Mike 622778. More details later.

Wendover Open Gardens Sunday 23 June BBOWT is planning an Open Gardens Day. If you would like to support us by having your garden open contact Chris Peeler on 01296 624089 or email chrispeeler@ntlworld.com

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HS2 Compensation! - what Compensation? Put in your response - deadline 31 January 2013. For an official form call 0300 132 1102, online at http:// highspeedrail.dft.gov.uk or send a letter to FREEPOST HS2 PROPERTY AND COMPENSATION CONSULTATION or a Wendover HS2 postcard (01296 623730) or market stall.

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please don’t hesitate to contact Emma Low Mimi’s Mission’s hand-made quilt brought in on ej.low@virgin.net Thank you Wendover! a wonderful £400. It was on show in the window of Cromptons Interiors on the High SOBS Street. We would like to thank the shop for I am a member of a very exclusive club that I How about trying a their generous support, as well as the never wanted to join and would not wish reflexology session in the kindness of retailers who sold competition comfort of your own home? tickets including Cromptons, Tourist upon anyone else – I have lost a loved one to suicide. There is however a wonderful Information, Little Bird Gallery, Time charity run by and for such survivors, called Call Debbie Roberts on 01296 668892 or 07970799896 Fashions, The Flower Gallery, @stmarys, Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide, or Number One, The Forge, Andrew Gardner, SOBS for short. SOBS has a website, http:// for more information Red Carpet, No2 Pound Street, Agora, www.uk-sobs.org.uk/ and a national helpline Wendover Hardware, Whitewaters, and open 9am to 9pm every day of the year on Learn to Drive with Scruples. We were also supported by 0844 561 6855. We have a local group ROUND THE BEND DRIVING SCHOOL Wendover Junior and John Hampden nearby who meet on the 2nd Monday morning Special offer - £15 per Schools promoting ticket sales. of each month at Beaconsfield, more details Suffering from Stress, IBS, PMT and too many more to mention?

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News from Wendover Health Centre 01296 623452 Normal Opening Hours Monday












The Dispensary opens at 08.30am on weekdays and 09:00 on Saturdays

Changes to our usual Opening Hours We will close at 1pm on Thursday 14 February for staff training. On Friday 8 February the dispensary will be closed between 1pm and 2pm. Changes to the Doctor Team Very regrettably, Dr Phillippa Morton will be on sick leave for about six months. Arrangements are being made for a locum doctor to cover her work. Dr Elizabeth Ferguson will be on Maternity Leave from Thursday 31 January;

Dr Raj Paul (formerly GP registrar at Wendover) will be covering her work in her absence. Dr Lorna Lamb will be joining us as a GP Registrar from 4 February 2013. Drs Erda Badiuzaman and Alix Roberts will be covering the remainder of Dr Anna Milward’s maternity leave. Compliments and Complaints We are constantly striving to improve the quality of care we offer at Wendover Health Centre, and take all feedback on our performance very seriously. If you are unhappy with any aspect of the service or care you receive at the Health Centre, or alternatively if you are particularly impressed with your experiences, please speak to a member of the Reception staff or put your comments in writing for attention of Ms Enfys Lewis, Administration Supervisor. If you wish to make a written complaint, please ask for the appropriate form from Reception or download one from our website. We will acknowledge all

complaints within 48 hours and our aim is to have responded in full within 28 days. Clinical complaints will be handled by one of the GP Partners and will be the subject of a Significant Event review involving the entire clinical team, the focus of which is to understand what went wrong and see what lessons can be learned for the future. Flu vaccination At the end of 2012 a significant number of cases of flu were reported in the UK. We still have stocks of vaccine available. If you are in one of the eligible groups (which includes all those aged 65 years and over and those with long-term conditions such as diabetes) and have not yet been vaccinated but wish to be, please contact Reception. Our website Please visit our website www.westongrove.com for details of the services we offer and a wealth of health-related information.

Playing Field

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0115 944 1117 A petition of 489 signatures in connection with Barlow Road playing field was submitted to AVDC. Thank you. After confirming money is the bottom line, AVDC have decided against a potential rental agreement with the Parish Council on the land. They are expecting bids substantially in excess of £500,000, with a guide plan for eight new 3 bedroom houses. MP David Lidington is encouraging AVDC to try and meet the community’s needs with a play area in a suitable alternative place, but I believe they will struggle to find one suitable for all on the Honeydene Estate.


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The RAF have agreed to remove signs stating the Tedder  01296 625296 Road park is for RAF use only, so the public can use those 07885 095366 facilities, due for refurbishing in the next 6 months. General building work:I have asked ADVC if they are going to take this community asset out of Wendover, and simply run with the money or will they put something back? This area of Wendover lacks play facilities; an estate housing so many children should have its own play area, and 8 new houses will only add to the number of children with nowhere to play. AVDC say they will look into alternative sights. The only thing we can do as a community now is wait for planning to be submitted and then those in the surrounding area who have good grounds to oppose the plan need to do so in writing. They could also attend the Wendover Parish Council planning committee meeting and the development control or strategic development control committee meetings when the plans are due to be discussed. Details of agendas can be found on the Wendover Parish Council and Aylesbury Vale District Council's websites. Leona Wheals

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IRGH – Wendover Fundraising group The Wendover Fundraising group for Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice Care had its first fundraising activity on Friday 11 January 2013 – a film night showing two British Comedy films – “The Plank” with Eric Sykes and “Saving Grace” starring Brenda Blethyn. Geoffrey Palmer, a patron of Iain Rennie Hospice, came to open this new fund raising Our dearly departed venture and to wish everyone good luck and In late 2012 Wendover lost two pillars of the encourage the group. community, first Tony Tyson then Vic Fletcher. Wendover News wishes to There was hardly a seat left unsold and acknowledge their work properly so there are everyone had a great evening with chuckles tributes with photos on the new website and belly laughs. Over £600 was raised on www.wendovernews.co.uk and there will be the night. Watch out for the next film show, words in print in the March edition. Thank probably in March. you to the contributors for their efforts.

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Wendover Tennis and Squash Club The Club’s AGM will be held on 16 March. With membership of both tennis and squash at their highest level for some years and through control of our costs, for the 4th consecutive year we will not be increasing subscriptions. The junior squash team continues to make good progress with their matches and the mild weather has meant that our senior tennis team matches have not been disrupted. For further information on the club please go to www.wendovertennisandsquash.co.uk.

Mid Bucks Beekeepers Association The 17th Annual Buckinghamshire Seminar will be held on 2 March in Wendover Memorial Hall. With over 500 Beekeepers in Buckinghamshire this event is an excellent opportunity for members from all 4 local Associations to meet and compare notes on the awful 2012 season! At our February meeting Frank Rickett will be talking about the process which swarms go through to find a new home. For further information on this and other Association activities go to www.mbbka.org.uk.

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With the Christmas break over, the thoughts turn to summer activities and camp planning. As spring approaches all the canoes, kayaks, Wendover Evening WI sailing boats, bikes and camping equipment WENDOVER MEMORIAL HALL Tue 12 February 7.45pm will undergo the new season checks and Ideal for We have a new treasurer and four new repairs in preparation for what we hope will Weddings/Functions etc committee members. Meetings are on the be a slightly drier one than last year. late licences available second Tuesday of each month, at St. Enquiries : 07804 671445 Anne’s Hall, Wendover Rd, HP226JG and We have a team in place that delivers all the topic :“The Titanic - The true story” by these fantastic activities to the young people AngieWMH@aol.com David Richards, Visitors are most welcome. but we are always looking for more people to Any queries, call 01296 582318. help on occasions. If you have skills (or Pauline Mobile Hairdresser qualifications) in canoeing, kayaking, sailing 01296 620629 Wendover Youth Centre or mountain biking and are willing to offer a 07752 435117 Duke of Edinburgh award little time over the summer then we would like to hear from you. We are not expecting a Fully qualified, 20+ yrs experience scheme is back, running weekly Restyles, Cuts, Perms, Colouring, on Tuesday evenings,first weekly or year round commitment, just the Free friendly consultation night being 29 January. Please occasional help would be great. come on down from 7pm and find out what's happening. We If you are interested in finding out more about have qualified expedition leaders working helping then please contact us at with us and can offer support and guidance adulthelp@1stwendoverscouts.co.uk or for all 4 sections of an award. You might also phone Andrew Inkley (Scout Leader) on like to look at the DofE website http:// 01296 58066. A Criminal Record Bureau www.dofe.org. For those of you who aren't (CRB) check will need to be carried out.


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Wildlife on the Wendover Arm

I am writing in support of the comments raised in the December edition of the Wendover News regarding the ‘Future of Wildlife in the Wendover Arm'. Having moved to Wendover two years ago I was looking forward to walks along the Wendover Arm and excited by the prospect of seeing the rare white claw crayfish and array of chalk stream flora within. It came as a shock to discover someone tipping concrete in! I'd query whether a skilled ecologist was consulted as they would have surely pointed out the salient facts of what ecological heritage the Arm Sugarcraft Specialist holds and the catastrophic consequences of Cake Decorating Supplies this scheme; not to mention it contravening 01296 696860 European Law. Restoration is a strange term 1 Town Court, High St Wendover Bucks, HP22 6EA for what is vandalism of our natural heritage. Name and address supplied Cornelli.sugarcraft@tiscali.co.uk

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Taxis Speeding in Wendover I wish to make a complaint regarding Taxis speeding to and from the Clock Tower on New Year’s Eve. They were going at speeds ranging from 60 to 90mph and it was obvious they were trying to capitalise on business for the night. Whilst I understand they are in competition with one another, it will not be long before there is a serious accident. Yet again, where were the Police speed control vans? Name & address supplied

Dobbins Lane weekend parking? Am I alone in wondering why £70 parking tickets are being dished out in Dobbins Lane between 10 and 11am at the weekends? The received wisdom is this restriction applies during the week to deter commuter parking. Many signs indicate this to be the case — except the sign outside the back entrance to No2/Le Bistro which shows a 7day restriction. Hence my (and others) getting a Penalty Charge Notice on Saturday 5 January. The next sign down the single yellow line parking area outside Abbeyfield shows a Mon-Fri 10-11am restriction but nobody can point to where this hallowed haven starts or finishes. I ask you — such confusion. The local traders, charity and farmers market people will be ever so

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Extensions: Renovations: pleased that no parking is available on a Saturday and New Builds shoppers deterred from visiting during this time. All building work undertaken Friendly, Professional Service References Provided I am challenging the penalty with Transport for Bucks located Members of the in Worthing of all places, and the Parish council is to consider the issue. However until a sensible resolution is made - Federation of Master Builders

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No bathing in the Olympic Legacy in Wendover It is disappointing not to be able to access the Wendover Pool. The John Colet School (JCS) closed the pool on 12 October because in June the gas boilers heating the pool water had ceased working, not a problem in the summer, but now too cold to swim in. Therefore, numerous clubs, the several hundred members and all schools that use it are now unable to swim locally just when they should be ‘bathing’ in the Olympic Legacy. The WSA and its members generate a revenue close on £1,000 a month, most of which contributes to the pool’s upkeep and maintenance. There is a distinct lack of detail as to what is being done. Bucks County Council claims to have resolved any gas supply problems and have provided JCS with 2 quoted schemes for replacing the water heating and WSA are ready with financial assistance. So why are we waiting? A Smith

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The school is reviewing the complex situation at the pool which has arisen due to the boiler failure and other facility issues. This will be discussed at a forthcoming Governors' meeting. The Governors' discussion will also take into account the likelihood of continuing reductions of government funding for schools. Mrs McLintock, Head Teacher


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In 1975, Robert and Alison married and they lived in Oxford until Robert’s job took him to Reading for different health projects there. In 1981 Thomas was born and shortly afterwards Robert’s work took him to the new Milton Keynes Hospital and the new spinal Unit at Stoke Mandeville hospital meeting . . . In 1982 Robert and Alison moved to Wendover and there began the love affair with this area of outstanding natural beauty. In 1984, a second son, Christopher, was born. To make ends meet, Robert, Alison and their next door neighbour set up ROALDI – a toy making business. On weekday evenings Robert would make the wooden toys. Alison and Di would paint and stitch, and at weekends they would go off to craft fairs selling their wares whilst Robert entertained the two growing lads.

At around this time Robert developed a software system which became the NHS standard for Project equipping. In 1989, Robert left the NHS to set up his own business. However due to the untimely death of his business partner, he returned to the NHS to set up a fee earning unit for the ‘Margaret Thatcher’ initiated internal market in the NHS. In 1998, Robert set up Domino Equipping Solutions, a national business providing procurement consultancy services to the Public sector. Robert loves to be involved with local life. He is chair of Wendover Parish Council and is also a member of the Wendover Society. Both organisations need younger members and Robert is keen to get more youngsters (under 50) involved. He is involved one way or another with anti HS2 or mitigation issues. Together with Colin Riley and others, Robert is part of the inaugural Wendover IRGH Fundraising group. He is a Governor of the South Central Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust and is keen to carry on with connections with the NHS albeit in a more voluntary capacity. With a first grandchild on the way Robert hopes to wind down his business activities and concentrate on his other more leisurely interests such as vegetable gardening, development of sustainable ideas, wood turning and Wendover.

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Robert & Alison Duggan Alison was born in Khartoum in the Sudan, and returned with her parents to the UK at the age of 18 months. The family settled in Edinburgh, eventually returning to the south of England in 1965, moving to Hampton, Middlesex where Alison went to school and then to Oxford Poly to complete a degree in Social Studies. Towards the end of her first term Alison met Robert when they were performing in a production of Camino Real. Alison was “a woman of the night” and Robert was a “soldier and undertaker”! Their acting careers never progressed, but their relationship did! Alison then worked for two years as a trainee social worker based in Beaconsfield and Slough. Her experiences in this field were varied, and taught her many things which have been pertinent in her subsequent life. At this point Alison decided that she wanted to work with children – not possible in those days as a social worker, and so went to Bulmershe college in Reading to train to be a teacher and taught in two schools in Reading before Thomas’s arrival.

Hampden First School, offering help as a volunteer, having moved into another LEA. Starting off hearing readers on a weekly basis, which led on to occasional then regular supply work, taking the “rising 5s”, Alison is now a permanent member of staff, currently working 4 days a week. Many of the children who have been to the John Hampden School may well have been taught by Mrs Duggan, and now, scarily for her, she is teaching the children of her sons’ contemporaries!

friendly, had good amenities and facilities, was on the right side of Aylesbury for access to both sets of parents; her mother who settled in Wendover in 1993 remembers visiting Wendover as a child with cousins from Luton, and having tea in a tea shop.

In time, Alison took the boys to the thriving Mother and Toddler group at the Memorial Hall and started making friends with other Wendover mothers. This led onto many things……she became Secretary of the Mother and The decision to settle in Wendover, Toddler group, co-ordinating the rota of promoted by Robert’s new job, was led helpers. She also wrote to Mrs by the fact that the village appeared Halfacre, the then headteacher of John

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Wendover Parish Council Page

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Clock Tower Restoration

RAF Halton

The New Year has started in style with a wonderful effort from those who helped clear up the glass and rubbish on New Year’s day. Hopefully either via this back page or via my Social networking messages those of you who contributed to that effort have received my message of thanks. It means a lot more to those of us on the Parish Council than just clearing up after having a good time, it reflects the community spirit that abounds in Wendover.

We have now received planning permission from Aylesbury Vale for the necessary restoration work required to the Clock Tower. Wendover Celebrates has granted our request for a donation and we have received £500. The total of the Fund presently stands at £1,900.

Freedom of the Vale Parade This is to give advanced notice that a parade in Wendover is being planned for Friday 22 March to mark the Freedom of Entry that has been awarded to RAF Halton by Aylesbury Vale District Council. This is an event that has been much anticipated in recognition of the close bond between Wendover and RAF Halton. The High Street will be closed to traffic on the day for a number of hours, with disruption to normal business, but the Parish Council hopes that there will be understanding and an excellent turnout of spectators to observe the ceremony of RAF Halton marching through Wendover with bayonets fixed and the Queen’s colour flying. More extensive details will be released over the next few weeks.

With winter really upon us may I take this opportunity to thank the Council’s Groundsmen for their conscientious efforts to keep the Manor Waste, our pavements and the general areas clear. Slippery pavements are a hazard where we must all take care and the footpaths and recreation grounds are also frozen hard creating another potential danger especially for children. Please be aware of the notices around Hampden Pond. There was a local tragedy there on 9 January 1868 when seven boys from the Village School (next door to the Clock Tower) were playing on the ice and fell through, two were saved and five perished.

Precept We are pleased to tell everyone that there will be no increase in the Precept for 2013/2014. In fact, as there are now more houses in Wendover to add into the calculation, the cost per household will be slightly less.

Clock Tower Challenge

As a part of the ongoing fundraising for the Clock Tower restoration fund the Parish Council and the Wendover Society, are organising a quiz night 'The Clock Tower Challenge.....time for a quiz!' on Friday 8 March, 7.30pm at the Memorial Hall. Teams of 8 individuals who are not in a team can join in and make up teams on the night. £12 a head to include a fish and chip supper, licensed bar and raffle. Please register and pay in advance at the Clock We now look forward to the challenges Tower. of 2013, which I’m sure will be many All profits to the Clock Tower Fund. and interesting. Above all I hope we can build on that collective spirit established Local Produce Market over the past year and which Manor Waste 9am to 1pm manifested itself on New Year’s day. Saturday 16 February Robert Duggan, Chair to WPC

Local Area Forum Local Area Forums (LAFs) provide the opportunity to discuss local services provided in the area by Bucks County Council. Wendover LAF serves the parishes of Wendover, Halton, Aston Clinton, Buckland, Drayton Beauchamp and Weston Turville enabling important local issues to be discussed by both elected representatives and any members of the public who wish to attend. It is regularly attended by Cllrs Tom Walsh and Stephen Worth, as well as Cllr Marion Clayton who ably wears two hats being both a Parish and County Councillor. Details at: www.buckscc.gov.uk/bcc/our_communities/wendover.page?

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