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Happy New Year

January 2013

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

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Monday 14 January contact us if you need to change your Wendover News is delighted to details. Our contact details are on the announce the launch of its new website right hand side of this page. Wendover News website is updated continuously Businesses which advertise with Wendover News are also entitled to so it is worth checking regularly. free space in the online business The home page shows the most directory and the new website also significant news and events with today’s offers businesses the opportunity to events at the top so it’s easy to see have a detailed directory entry which What’s On then click through to more can be used as your own simple detail if that has been supplied. Future webpage at minimal cost. events can also be looked up so remember to send in your events as Please let us know what you think of soon as you know about them and the new website—it was created for you. everyone will benefit by being able to avoid clashes in the busy times.

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The new website also gives permanent space to all Clubs, Organisations and Associations in the Community section. Wendover News is trying to contact all such local organisations to ensure that the information held is current. Please

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RAF Flypast date : Tuesday 8 January at 1.30pm To celebrate the completion of training at RAF Halton we can expect a flypast (weather permitting).

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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 Mondays 19.30 -21.30 Bucks French Club, Holiday Inn, Weston Turville, except Bank holidays, details 07738 512664 Tel: 01296 625433 Mondays New Kung Fu classes for kids and adults Call Mark on 07809 403208 St Anne’s Hall. See advert on page3 Accompany your wedding/drinks Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fridays JAZZERCISE classes to suit you : 07900 987230 Tue & Wed19.30 Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell : details 624089 reception, lunch, Tue & Thu Morning and Evening Adult, Teen & Children's Yoga Classes. 01296 623543, dinner or club night Tuesdays 8.30am onwards Not Just Coffee mornings, Wendover Christian Centre, all welcome with David, who Tuesdays 10.00 Simply Walk, meet at Wendover Clock Tower for easy walk approx 1 hour, details 01494 475367 plays saxophone & Tuesdays 13.30-15.30 artsmart Drawing for Absolute Beginners, Wendy Lewis Studio, Wendover 01494 670372 clarinet with full Tuesdays 20.00 Wheelers & Dealers, Square Dance Club, Wendover Memorial Hall : 07731 776654 band, high quality Tuesdays 20.00 IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall, or call 01296 612632 We’days 19.00 Slimming World, Wendover Youth Club, contact or 0773 888 2736 backing tracks - jazz Wed’days 19.45 - 20.45 Salsa Dance Classes at Wendover Royal British Legion, Bookings: 07767 234532 standards, Latin, film/show tunes & pop. 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 Adult & child saxophone/clarinet Fridays 10.00 Churches together in Wendover Noah’s Ark Parent & Toddler Group, Wendover Christian Centre

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tuition available. Beginners welcome. Audio samples/playlist JANUARY etc. on Wed 02 10.00 Wendover U3A, St Mary’s Church, MEMBERS ONLY, details Thu 03 19.00 Wendover Library Reading Group : For details call 07979 855047 Tel. 01296 615118

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07 07.00 The Bakers Shop, Wendover, re opens for business for 2013 07 19.30 Wendover Parish Council Meeting held in Wendover Library Room. All welcome 08 19.45 W. Evening WI, Pot Luck—No Speaker, St Anne’s Hall, 01296 582318 09 20.00 Aston Clinton Horti. Soc. Meeting, ‘Wildflowers in the Chilterns’ by Gay Beattie: Anthony Hall 09 19.00 Grandparents Association Support Group, Holiday Inn W. Turville see page 5, Call 01296 582614 10 20.00 Chiltern Writers Liz Carter, winner of Criminology Book Prize 2012, Wendover Library Room 11 18.30 Charity Film Night The Plank and Saving Grace St Anne’s Hall, Tickets £7.50 from Clocktower 12 09.00-17.00 HS2 Roadshow about compensation at Wendover Memorial Hall 12 10.00-16.00 OPEN DAY at Halton Health & Fitness Club. Details on advert on page 3 13 18.30 Contemplative Fire Gathering at St Mary’s Church 6.15 for 6.30pm start. Everyone welcome

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14 Copy date for February edition of Wendover News 20.00 Weston Turville Horticultural Society. No meeting in January or February 17 9.00-15.00 (Trade 8.00am) Legacy Fairs, Antiques & Collectors Market, Wendover Memorial Hall 17 9.00-17.00 Fitness Open Day at the Belmore Centre with Cat Booker and Jenny Phillips see p 12 17 14.30 Wendover Horticultural Society AGM, Travels with Alan, Wendover Library Room 17 20.00 Ayles Cntre for Nat. Trust: Walking England Coast to Coast, Graham Horn, Broughton Jnr School 17 20.00 Halton Amateur Theatre Society’s Pantomime, ALADDIN. See advert below 18 20.00 Aladdin performed by Halton Theatre Society call 01296 586582 19 10.00-16.00 OPEN DAY at Halton Health & Fitness Club. Details on advert on page 3 19 14.00 & 18.00 HATS presents “Aladdin” Tickets £7/£5 concs. 01296 586582 or Clock Tower 19 14.00 History Talk: The Nightingale Sisters. Bucks FHS, Prebendal Farm Com. Centre, HP19 7QW 19 09.00-13.00 Local Produce Market : Manor Waste outside Budgens 20 10.00-14.00 Princes Risboro Farmers Market. High St. PR. Free Parking. (3rd Sun of Each Month) 20 14.00 Halton Amateur Theatre Society production of “ALADDIN” See details on advert below 24 14.30 WTU3A Arthur Sara Quiz, Weston Turville Village Hall 25 20.00 W.T Historical Society Quainton Windmill: Patrick Tooms, Weston Turville Village Hall




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Events Five Alive! Sundays 5-6.15 pm, Wendover Christian Centre Five Alive! offers fun, activities, discussion and Christian worship for 8s-13s with their families. (Younger children are welcome.) Each afternoon starts at 5pm with delicious food (come hungry!). We start again on Sunday 13 January, and meet every Sunday in term time. This term will have a travel theme as we look at the early part of the book of Genesis. Come and share the fun!

Workers Education Association Courses (WEA) Tue 8 Jan 7.30pm Great Missenden Baptist Church Jeremy Neville’s music course will be on the piano in chamber music and the eight sessions will include music by composers such as Mozart, Schubert and Dvorak. Call David Wightman on 01494 863549 or

Charity Film Night for IRGH Fri 11 Jan 6.30pm St Anne’s Hall TV actor Geoffrey Palmer will open the first film night raising money for Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice Care. They will be showing “The Plank” featuring Eric Sykes and “Saving Grace” starring Brenda Blethyn. Tickets cost £7.50 and include a mince pie on arrival and are available from Wendover Clock Tower. The HS2 Property and Compensation Roadshow comes to Wendover Memorial Hall on 12 January 2013, 9-5.

Aladdin 17-20 January - See What’s On Calendar and advert pg. 2 The audience will be welcomed to Aladdin by a spectacle of all things Chinese. Tickets £7/£5 from 586582 or Clocktower. January 2013

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Thursday 17 January 9am-2pm (Trade 8.00am) Entrance by donation to Charity

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The Wendover Society exists to help protect the character, charm and scale of our village. The Society has 450 members of all ages but we need more so that we can better represent the views of the whole community when there are issues to discuss. We have a wide range of activities including meetings about development, environmental work projects, amusing and interesting speakers, campaigning on issues, an annual jazz picnic and regular surveys of members’ views. We also work with and help other organisations in Wendover. It costs only £10 a year for all those of voting age in a household to become full members. Join now and there is nothing to pay until April. Download a membership form on our website now or call: Rachel on O1296 625438 or Mike on 01296 621031.


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Sat 19 January, 10.30am, Wendover Christian Centre What have you been reading over the Christmas period? Did you receive a book as a Christmas present that you’d like to recommend to others? Would you like to hear recommendations from others and learn of new authors whose work you might like to try? Book Club happens monthly and welcomes newcomers as well as regulars to bring their recommendations or simply to come and hear what others have been reading. We meet at 10.30am on Saturday 19 January, starting with coffee. There’s often cake as well!

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Saturday 19 January 2013, 2pm for 2.30pm. Buckinghamshire Family History Society invites you to hear Sue Baxter’s talk about the Nightingale sisters: Florence, famous for her work during the Crimean War, and Parthenope, author and the second wife of Sir Harry Verney, 2nd Baronet, at the Buckinghamshire Family History Society, Prebendal Farm Community Centre, Somerville Way, Fowler Road, Aylesbury, HP19 7QW. Non-members very welcome. Come along to see how the Society can help you.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Sunday 20 January, 6.30pm, St Mary’s Church Christians around the world unite annually to think and pray for greater closeness and oneness in the Christian Church. The theme for 2013 has been created by Christians in South India who have reflected on their own context. They issue a call to respond to the obligations of justice in the world. The churches in Wendover have marked the Week of Prayer for

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Events Christian Unity for many years and this year’s event is a service, (details above). The speaker for this year’s service during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be Rt Revd Dr Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham. All are welcome.

A Foodbank for Wendover Thursday 24 January, 7pm, Wendover Christian Centre Churches Together in Wendover is linking with The Chilterns Foodbank, Aylesbury Vale Housing Association and other partners to make sure that people in Wendover do not starve because of temporary financial difficulties. If you would like to help with this venture, please come to this meeting in Wendover Christian Centre, HP22 6JG, almost opposite Wharf Road.

Post Burns Night Ceilidh Saturday 26 January 7-11pm Wendover Memorial Hall Amber Willow return for an evening of country style dancing (or just listening and watching!) with a buffet supper to sustain both dancers and spectators alike. Tickets are £12. Early reservations accepted. Contact Mike Spain 01296 622678 or Net proceeds will go towards a replacement vehicle for our mobile clinic. The Theatre in the Villages production back in October raised £525. Our thanks to all who supported us then. We would love to see you.

Evening Worship at Bankside Sunday 27 January, 6.30pm, Bankside Lounge This month Wendover Free Church will be holding Evening Worship at Bankside on the 4th week in the month – Sunday 27th at 6.30pm. All are welcome to share this informal time of worship and stay for tea and biscuits afterwards.


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Wendover Music, 2013, St Mary's Church, 7.30pm 13 April

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Canal We at both the Canal & River Trust (CRT) and Wendover Arm Trust (WAT), read the article – ‘Wendover Arm Restoration: What future for wildlife’ – in the December edition of Wendover News with interest . The whole canal network is a haven for all sorts of wildlife, indeed within the research undertaken over the last 2 years as we (previously British Waterways) prepared to transfer to Trust status it was one of the biggest positive attributes of inland waterways that the public say they appreciate. We work very closely with WAT on each phase of their works and we are confident that all works do comply and will continue to comply with all environmental and ecological requirements placed upon us. Any further phase of the Wendover Arm restoration will need to be subject to an independent Environmental Assessment. This will take into consideration protected species such as water vole and white-clawed crayfish. The assessment will need to propose mitigation for these species, if found during surveying, and this will be in consultation with Natural England. An Environmental Assessment will also address the potential deterioration in environmental status of the water body under the Water Framework Directive. In CRT we have nothing but admiration for the commitment and dedication that WAT are demonstrating through their amazing efforts to restore the Wendover Arm. They are held up as a role model of professionalism across inland waterway circles, often visited by other aspiring restoration groups wanting to emulate their achievements. I would ask local residents to understand the heritage, history and wildlife of the Wendover Arm so that they can give their support to WAT in their continued endeavours.

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January 2013

Get Sporty Exercise is for life not just for January…. Was there a sport you enjoyed in the past, Every January lots of people join a gym or go to exercise classes brimming with optimism and “Christmas pudding”, and only half of these resolutions will make it as far as March. So why is this? Mostly because people think we will lose weight if we go to the gym - yes and no! If your calories out exceed your calories in, then yes you are likely to lose weight, but unless you make these changes for good and not just for January you will spend a lifetime on the weight management roller coaster. Exercise is not just about losing weight; it reduces stress levels, improves posture, balance and agility and has too many health benefits to fit on this page.

like netball, badminton, tennis or football? There are lots of options locally to get back to these sports again. Take it outside. Exercising in natural environments increases energy, improves mental wellbeing, reduces tension, and studies show participants in outdoor exercise are more likely to repeat the activity. Give yourself a goal. Enter an event, raise money for charity, have a target to work to, and reward yourself when you’ve achieved it.

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News from Wendover Health Centre 01296 623452 for staff training: in January this will be Appointments on Wednesday 16 January. Routine appointments with doctors and Monday 31 Dec 2012 07:30-18:30 nurses at the health centre can be Urgent care problems are handled by booked in person at reception, by Tuesday 1 Jan 2013 Closed Bucks Urgent Care (BUC) at all times Wednesday 2 Jan 08:00-18:30 when we are closed and Saturday phone or via our website (if you have registered). If you make an appointment mornings. All calls to 01296-623452 out but your problem resolves, or you are Normal Opening Hours of hours are automatically diverted to unable to attend, please remember to The Dispensary opens at 08.30am. BUC; alternatively call 0300-130-3035. cancel. If you are late, the consultation may have to be shortened; more than Monday 07:30-18:30 New Patients 10 minutes late we will probably not be We welcome any new patients living in able to see you. Doctor appointments Tuesday 07:30-20:00 the Wendover area. If you wish to are booked at 10 minute intervals, Wednesday 08:00-18:30 register at the Health Centre please therefore consultation time is limited. complete form GSM1 which is available Before you attend please think through Thursday 07:30-18:30 from Reception. You will need to your priorities and make these clear at Friday 07:30-18:30 produce proof of address (such as a the beginning of the consultation. utility bill or rental agreement) and ID Saturday 08:15-11:00* (preferably with a photograph). We will Seasonal flu vaccine also ask you to complete a health data Vaccine is still available for those in *for booked appointments and dispensary form and a Fast Alcohol Screening Test eligible groups (including all those aged only (The dispensary is open 09:00-11:00). (FAST) questionnaire – these can be 65+ years, patients with long-term Telephone lines are open Mon-Fri d o w n l o a d e d f r o m o u r w e b s i t e conditions, and pregnant women). We from 08:00-13:00, 14:00-18:30. strongly recommend that all eligible ( We close at 13:00 on one day every patients undergo vaccination. month (except August and December)

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We wish everyone a happy and healthy 2013.

Fitness Know anyone 13-20 wanting to lose weight? Gilly Franklin from Slimming World Wendover has been at Wendover Youth club for seven months and has seen some fabulous results from her members; one: 6 stone, two: five and a half stone, four: two stone, 12: one and a half stone and many more success stories. Slimming World is simply an educational group learning about what to eat and when to eat healthy and affordable foods. It costs £4.95 per week for weigh-in and a group therapy talk that lasts no longer than 45 minutes. Tips on recipes, foods and exercise is what you will find with lots of members chipping in with their successful experiences. Gilly is looking for a young adult to sponsor for 6 months funding the cost of the membership each week of £4.95. All she asks in return is that the lucky person comes along (if under the age of 18 with carer/parent or family friend) and Gilly will do the rest! Commitment to lose weight is the key, and the desire to be healthy and happy and fitter than now. This is a great opportunity for someone local to join a group of friendly and encouraging members. Gilly already has four teenagers in her group: two male and two female, all doing incredibly well. They meet at 7.30pm every Wednesday 52 weeks a year at the Wendover Youth Club, Wharf Road. To contact Gilly please send an email with your details to Gilly Franklin Do you want to increase your mobility, flexibility & strength, make new friends and have FUN!! Come along to a class today

MONDAYS Beginner-Improver Fitness Pilates @ 10.15 - Halton £5.50 per session Chair Based Exercise for the Older Adult @ 2.30pm - Halton £5.00 per session Come & find out what everyone is talking about Zumba Gold for the Beginner or the 'Young at Heart' @ 6.30pm - Wendover - £5.00 per session

TUESDAYS Beginner-Improver Fitness Pilates @ 6.30pm, Wendover £5.00 per session More Classes planned for 2013 For further information contact: KATRINA RANCE Qualified Level 3 Instructor Fitness Pilates Level 4 Low Back Pain Specialist Bodypump/Chair Based Exercise & Zumba Gold Register of Exercise Professionals MOBILE: 07773454287 EMAIL:

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Happy New Year to old and new members All welcome at Wendover Youth Centre Wharf Road HP22 6HF Every Wednesday 7.30pm Call Gilly Franklin Consultant for Wendover On 0773 888 2736

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TEEN YOGA to rockin’ music (Ages 11-16) Mon 7-7.45 pm St Anne’s Hall

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So the excitement of Xmas is over but  Drink plenty of water – aim for 1.5 – 2 litres darkness is still closing in early for the next daily, in addition to any tea or coffee. few months. Cat Booker’s Fitness & Herbal teas count as water intake as they Nutritional Therapist, Jenny Phillips, tells us are naturally caffeine free, or just enjoy a how to boost our mood and energy naturally. cup of hot water - surprisingly refreshing. In clinical nutrition practice and small group  Reduce alcohol. It is packed full of sugar or one to one sessions, we see a massive (ever wonder why there are no calorie improvement when people are coached to charts on the bottle?) and it is a GRADE 1 eat fabulous and nutritious food, and train CARCINOGEN. smartly. Always shop ahead, avoid processed food, and get active. Get out more, get moving outdoors, attend a Bootcamp Class, or visit the fitness studio for Here are some top tips for you: Release & Move More Freely Stretch  Low mood is linked to B vitamin, classes, Pilates, Kettlebells, TRX, Yoga, magnesium, zinc & vitamin D deficiencies. Circuits, HIIT, Personal Training in Stoke The real power houses of vitamins are Mandeville Village, at the Belmore Centre. vegetables and fruits. For optimum health aim for 8-10 portions daily i.e. blueberries 2013 OPEN DAY 9-5 Thursday 17 January on your porridge, an apple as a snack, and FREE consultations with Jenny and Cat 3 portions each with lunch and dinner. w w w . c a t b o o k e r f i t n e s s . c o . u k , Failing that, boost nutrient levels with a and quote Wendover News for a FREE CONSULTATION good quality multivitamin & mineral.

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salmon, fresh tuna, mackerel, sardines, trout. Essential fats are vital for the functioning of the brain and nervous system, yet some studies have shown up to 95% of the population are deficient. Keep your fuel supply stable - Focus on complex carbs, such as oats, quinoa and brown rice or pasta or just go large on root veg, such as butternut squash, sweet potato and sweet corn.

Carers Support Group Zest 4 Life Thu 10 Jan 1.00-3.00pm Wendover Library Come to a talk explaining the basics of good nutrition and how you can change and improve your health and wellbeing for good. There will be refreshments and a chance to chat about your caring role. There is no charge. Just come along on the day. Telephone 0300 777 2722. Do you require transport to and from the venue or a sitting service?

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Pretty Nails 2 Icknield Court, Back Street, Wendover Wendover’s newest shop in Back Street, Pretty Nails, has been beautifully furnished for the ultimate Nail Experience with a customer loyalty programme and student discounts.

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Mid Bucks Beekeepers Association win or lose basis and with bonus points Our winter programme resumes on 16 January with the Association annual quiz. The new beekeepers course starts on 18 February and runs for 6 weeks covering all aspects of beekeeping. Full details of the course can be found at or email

Wendover Tennis and Squash Club

With the increased membership of our Squash and Racketball section the winter WENDOVER MEMORIAL HALL leagues and ladder are proving popular. Likewise the tennis match fixtures continue. Ideal for The Spring coaching programmes for Tennis, Weddings/Functions etc Squash and Racketball start on 7 January. late licences available go to Enquiries : 07804 671445 For full details please

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Wendover Cricket Club Wendover Cricket Club had a successful 50/50 Auction on 16 November and would like to thank everyone who attended and contributed to achieving a profit of £1,700, which will go towards a replacement artificial pitch. Indoor training and nets for juniors and seniors has been organized for February / March and details will be publicised in a later edition. The senior teams will again play in the Mid Bucks League next season, although the format has been changed to a 40 overs

available for the losing side. Coaching, umpiring and scoring courses are available in Bucks during January to March. If anyone is interested in attending one of these, and/or in umpiring or scoring for the club next season, or playing in any capacity, then contact Club Captain Jonathan Seabrook on 01296623286 or for more information.

Wendover Youth Centre The first Annual General Meeting of the Wendover Youth Centre Ltd., will be held at 8pm on Monday 11 February 2013 at Wendover Youth Centre, Wharf Road, Wendover HP22 6HF. All interested parties are invited to come along, join us for a cup of coffee, and find out what has been happening and plans for its growth.

Round Table Christmas Lunch The annual Wendover & District Senior Citizens Christmas Party took place on Friday 7 December 2012 at The Hub, Aston Clinton. 90 senior citizens from Wendover, Weston Turville and Aston Clinton enjoyed a full Christmas dinner prepared by The Hub staff and supplied and served by members of the Round Table in black tie. For more information about Round Table contact the Chairman on 07940 582903, and The Hub visit


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Corner Bust The WONDER BRA wasn’t invented in Wendover but the wonder of BUST was! Just 1½ years ago, the Rotary Club of Wendover and District formed the Breast Uplift and Support Team (BUST) in order to collect unwanted bras and donate them to third world countries where many women cannot afford a bra following surgery. Any bras left over are sold to help Breast Cancer Care and Research. We are very close to our target of having collected 7,500 bras by this Christmas and we hope to have collected 10,000 or more by the end of June 2013. Please go now, gather up any spare bras and take them to the Florence Nightingale Shop in Wendover as soon as possible. A lot of people will be very grateful. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT and keeeeeeeep collecting!

Halton Military Wives' Choir up and singing. It's not just for military wives! This is a ladies choir, with membership open to military wives and cohabiting partners, serving and former military personnel and their families, MoD civilians and contractors’ employed at RAF Halton. So if you enjoy singing, then please join us. Initially, we will be starting with an evening session in St George’s Church, Chestnut Ave at RAF Halton every Wednesday evening 7-8.30 pm from 2 January. We hope to start up a Wednesday morning session in the near future so that more of you can get this space for more details. Please don't let childcare issues stop you from coming, children are welcome to attend rehearsals under parental supervision. We already have a couple of local events in the pipeline for the New Year, but we can't do it without you, so please come along and give it a try. For more information/booking enquiries email or check out our Facebook Group 'RAF Halton Military Wives' Choir'.

Handy Man Cliff Truluck Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom fitting Carpentry, plastering, plumbing & tiling All decorating from start to finish For friendly and reliable service, call Cliff on: 07970 065442 (daytime) 01296 381452 (evenings)

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Rights of Way and donated gates The Chiltern Society Rights of Way Group actively protects and restores open access land and public rights of way in the Chilterns – some 5,000 paths. This group of volunteers has now installed over 700 new gates in place of old stiles in order to improve public access to footpaths in the Chilterns. Many of these gates were given by members of the public in memory of loved ones through the Chiltern Society “Donate a Gate” scheme.

Each year we ask for art work to go on the front of our Christmas card and each year we get, in the main, photographs. As such we thought that it might be a good idea to remind Nick Taylor you of the annual competition, the theme of Landscape Gardener which is The Wendover Arm Canal in Winter at the time that appropriate photos might be Decking, Walls, Drives, Lawns, taken. So when the snow and ice are upon Ponds, Patios, Paths and all us, remember that we are likely to be asking General Landscaping Wendover (01296) 696840 for photos in sunny August/September and get snapping! Jill Pearce We welcome new members - come and join people like you who love the Chilterns. For more details please contact The Chiltern The Chiltern Society in Wendover  Society, The White Hill Centre, White Hill, On 19 September 2012, a team of volunteers Chesham HP5 1AG tel 01494 771250 Cupboards from the Chiltern Society spent a day working on the footpaths in Wendover. We cleared Alcove Units fallen trees and overgrowth from the path Wardrobes through Sermon's Wood, removed a broken MS Centre Pamper Evening stile near Blackthorn Farm in Dunsmore and The Chilterns MS Centre would like to send Bookcases out a huge thank you to everybody who another further along the same path. Kitchens helped support the Pamper Evening on The Chiltern Society is a local charity which Friday 23 November. The evening was a Norbert Levingston aims to conserve and protect the natural massive success and it raised £2,475.07, all beauty, environment and heritage of the of which will be donated to the centre to Chilterns. The Society's area includes 650 continue supporting treatments for people Over the square miles across parts of four counties: living with Multiple Sclerosis. Bucks, Beds, Herts and S Oxon. The charity course of the evening there were various Sugarcraft Specialist has over 6,800 members and over 400 treatments available, including reflexology, Cake Decorating Supplies volunteers. It organises weekly walks; cycle Indian head massage and shellac nails. 01296 696860 rides; plus volunteer work parties to carry out There were also a variety of stalls and 1 Town Court, High St Wendover Bucks, HP22 6EA footpath maintenance and conservation work demonstrations. Jo Woolf, Chief Executive, CMSC in woodland and on common land.


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You Write Street Lights and Cycles I read with great concern the letter from Odile describing her experience when cycling along the Aylesbury Road from the hospital. Get Wendover Cycling was in detailed discussion with Bucks County Council before the change in the street lighting. We shall raise this issue again with them in the near future. Chris Peeler, chair, Get Wendover Cycling

St John Ambulance As the nation’s leading first aid charity, St John Ambulance believes that no one should die because they needed first aid and didn’t get it. Every year up to 140,000 people die unnecessarily. We are dedicated to teaching first aid in schools and communities across the country every year, and campaigning to raise awareness of the importance of life saving skills. St John Ambulance is encouraging people to learn first aid after a survey this year showed that five times as many people in the south east think cancer is a bigger killer than the lack of first aid. To raise essential funds we hope to organise a volunteer charity cash collection or attend any of your events you may hold. Please do let me know if, and when, a charity collection would be possible. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Mia Broughton, 01296 744 360,

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Christmas Lights Switch On As it had been snowing, I went to work by bus and returned on the number 55, 19.50 from Stoke Mandeville Hospital which dropped me at the Clock Tower. What a beautiful sight! It made my day! It was 'lights switching on' and late night opening and I was welcomed despite the time! Thank you so much. Odile Pollard ChAUFFEUR driven Mercedes e class cars Phone: 01296 482356 - Luton, Stansted, Heathrow, Gatwick, and other aiports - London trips - theatres, restaurants, sports venues - long distance business travel, sea ports, train stations - weddings and special occasions



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Now OPEN! We’re happy to announce that Wendover Community Library (WCL) was declared open on Saturday, 1 December! A quartet of local music students from Sir Henry Floyd School provided some excellent music. Philip Mitchell, Chairman of the Community Library Committee, welcomed a large crowd of library users, local representatives and volunteers who came along to support the event. Margaret Aston, representing Bucks County Council, wished us every success. Mrs Olive Bradburn, (97), who was a volunteer at the original library in the early 1960s, then cut the ribbon and WCL was declared open! Performance poet/musician, James Carter, subsequently gave two enjoyable performances, entertaining all age groups. A smart library sign with our new logo is in place. The logo was created from designs by John Colet students: Luke and Mark Paulley, Leo Thompson and Emma Simpson. WCL now has its own website - wendover - which can be used to access normal library services, to advertise or learn about activities and to link to other related local facilities.

We are pleased to welcome our new Library Manager Susan Morton along with her colleagues, Mel Greasby and Sarah Open Monday - Saturday 10 - 5. Closed Weds and Sundays. Bone. Our newly trained volunteer counter-assistants are Large customer car park at rear of shop through archway already working alongside the staff and are enjoying the experience. We have a significant data-base of volunteers, Learn to Drive with David Small ROUND THE BEND however, we would be pleased to welcome more volunteers Building Contractor DRIVING SCHOOL to help our new local venture. (either enquire in the Library or For all your building needs from Special offer - £15 per contact ). Over the next few months we brickwork and patios to hour for the first three hours, hope to ask for help in developing activities within the library alterations and extensions then just £23 per hour! and organising both social and fundraising events. 2013 If you are interested call Brian on 01296 582215 01442 381549 or 07988 742385 should be a Happy New Year for WCL.

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Local Face: Julian Stevens Julian Stevens was born in Aylesbury and spent the first five years of life in Walton Way, with his parents and two older brothers, Barry and Paul. At 11 months he contracted polio and doctors told his parents he would never walk. Luckily they were wrong, although polio did have some effects on him.

traffic and far fewer health and safety rules in those days, and a lot more tolerance. Julian attended Weston Turville village school. The head teacher Mr Lawton had been at the school for many years and had taught the parents of a lot of the children there, and Julian recalls that he called most of them by their parents’ names! From there he attended the John Colet. He enjoyed school, but confesses it was probably more social than academic.

Julian’s father was a pastry chef and he owned a restaurant and bakery in A yl e s b u r y, t h e M a r k e t S q u a r e Restaurant, where both his parents worked. His mother’s father, Randolph Burgess, died in the first world war and his name is on the war memorial in the market square. His paternal grandfather came to Aylesbury from London and set up a building firm, with offices at The Red Lion in Kingsbury Square. When Julian was twelve his mother died, which he says was a very difficult They moved to Weston Turville when he time for them all. Aged 15 he left school was five, to an old house with a large and had to decide on a career so garden, which Julian thought was became an apprentice hairdresser to wonderful. There were several sheds in George Reed in Aylesbury with a grand the garden, some of which were unsafe, wage of £2.50 a week. The business as he found out when he fell through the was then sold to John Hart and Julian roof of one and broke his arm. They finished his apprenticeship with him. used to build carts with wood and pram wheels and race them down Halton In his early 20’s he began working for Road, pulling into the wooded area at Jose and Rafael in Wendover. They the bottom. Sometimes they would look returned to live in Spain, and sold Julian behind to see a double-decker bus the business. It was a big decision for following them down the road : far less him to make, because the year before

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he had married and they were living in a bed-sit, sharing a kitchen and bathroom, saving for the deposit for a house. The savings were used for the salon, with his two brothers-in-law acting as guarantors to the bank. Julian and his wife did manage to buy a house later. They have since moved three times and have three grown up children. The rest, as they say, is history. Julian has worked in Wendover ever since and says he has been very lucky with staff. Most of the girls who worked for him did so for a long time. Tracey and Shelley work part-time now, they started their apprenticeships there, have married, had children, and returned. Julian believes he is lucky to work in Wendover. He has many long-standing customers, some who have moved away come back just to have their hair cut! When he was recovering from surgery recently his loyal staff and customers kept everything going. Julian’s parting words were, “Well, that’s enough about me, are you going anywhere nice for your holiday this year?”

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was no increase in the Precept for classes. Looking forward to the New Congratulations to Wendover Chamber 2012/13 and we are making every effort Year the Parish Council wishes to maintain this same policy. Since the of Trade and Commerce for running a to keep the precept at its current level. Clock Tower is feeling its age and the successful Late Night Shopping event on Wednesday 5 Dec and thanks to our The matter of efficiency and cost in the bell tower is a bit creaky in its joints the celebrities Dr. Mike Loosemore, doctor running of the Parish Office, the Clock Parish Council is appealing to the to the Olympic Boxing Team and Tower is one of those things which is community to help support funds for the restoration works that are required. To Eleanor Bell, sister of Pamela Relph, continually being looked into. this end one fitness instructor has the Paralympic Rowing Gold Medallist, We are grateful for the interest and pledged £120 towards the Clock Tower for turning on the Christmas Lights. A communication received and we always Restoration Fund which ensures not fitting end to a wonderful Olympic year. only are the residents in good shape, Now I would like to wish everybody a welcome constructive comment. but the Clock Tower too! Olympic Happy New Year and successful 2013. Games Makers shook buckets in the Robert Duggan, Chairman Next Parish Council Meeting freezing cold at the Christmas Lights Monday 7 January 7.30pm Switch On which raised another £60. A Wendover Library Room Clerk and RFO very delightful elderly lady came into the We are pleased to inform everyone that Clock Tower and anonymously donated Jill Bottomley, who has been our £20 raising the current total to £496. Quizmaster stalwart over the last year and a half Hopefully all who came enjoyed the plus, has been confirmed in the post of Quiz. We would like to thank everyone This iconic building is now 170 years old Clerk for Wendover Parish Council. We who helped out, but especially Alan and in need of some major repair work. would like to offer her our gratitude and Myers the Quizmaster who, once again, In particular, the wooden bell tower now look forward to a happy and did a brilliant job and congratulations, at needs serious renovations, together will constructive future. We have appointed last, to Hale Valley Vineyard who have a full overhaul of the bell and its Bridget Bradford (the Clerk to Winslow mechanisms. As well as raising funds to tried for some time to win the trophy! Town Council) to the post of RFO carry out the work the Parish Council (Responsible Financial Officer), the post also hopes to raise levels of interest and Local Produce Market which has been so adeptly held by understanding of the Clock Tower’s Manor Waste 9am to 1pm Councillor Bob Lewis who has seen us heritage with full community over an extremely difficult period since Saturday 19 January involvement. mid 2011. Again our grateful thanks.

View from the Chair


The Clock Tower Project

We have received a query regarding what has been an increasing Precept in the years up to 2011/12 and the % of staffing costs. We are acutely aware of the situation and we are pleased there

During the year of the Olympics/ Paralympics Wendover Parish Council wanted to encourage its residents to keep fit and healthy by allowing the recreational areas to be used for fitness

Please register your support for this project to demonstrate the importance of this distinctive landmark and help to attract grants from funding bodies by signing our petition which can be found at the Clock Tower, Community Library and other places in Wendover.

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