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Happy Father’s Day Make Wendover your destination before or on Sunday 16 June so that you can treat your father to a gift and/or a meal.

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Monday 10 June

Manor Waste/Illegal Parking


The bollards around the Manor Waste are to stop parking on a pedestrian area. They are removed for particular events, the Weekly Market, Local Produce and Charity Markets etc.,

Bob and Judy Lewis were awarded Superhome status earlier this year and hosted an open day on Sunday 17 March. Their house is the 155th nationally, the 5th in Bucks and the 1st in Wendover. Their Carbon Reduction editor@wendovernews.co.uk (at 72%) is the highest so far in Bucks. More recently they were awarded a  Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop, certificate by AVDC Chairman Derrick 19, High St, Wendover HP22 6DX Ingram in recognition of actions to promote environmentally sustainable good practice within the Vale of Wendover News is delivered through Aylesbury. Their Carbon Reduction (at the door to many local households. If you do not receive one at home and 72%) is the highest so far in Bucks. would like to volunteer to deliver for us Bob said, “I do not feel that we have to your road, please contact the office done anything exceptional, but (see above). Wendover News would like we have steadily worked at it to thank all our willing volunteers. over our 42 years in the house”.

Drivers take advantage of the bollards being removed and park where people walk leading to an incident which could have had serious consequences. Please act responsibly and do NOT use the Manor Waste as a car park, it is where people walk. We had a near miss this time, next time it could be a child.

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RAF Flypast date : Tuesday 18 June at 1.30pm To celebrate the completion of training at RAF Halton we can expect a flypast (weather permitting).

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April’s mystery object was a gas spark flame lighter Open 7 Days a week Free car park at rear of shop THE OLD POST OFFICE WENDOVER, BUCKS 01296 625335 www.antiquesatwendover.co.uk

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Open Gardens in Halton Village Wendover News, Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop, High Street, HP22 6DX Sunday 30th June, 2 - 5pm  01296 624270  editor@wendover-news.co.uk Adults £3 Children free Calendar entry FREE, one line; What’s On Box charity rate £12 : 20 words Home made teas on sale Mondays 13.30 Wendover Baby/Toddler Group 0-5yrs term time. Wendover Memorial Hall, details 709791 Proceeds to Mondays The Rotary Club of Wendover & District, for meeting times see http://www.wendoverrotary.org.uk The Alzheimer's Society Mondays 19.30 -21.30 Bucks French Club, Holiday Inn, Weston Turville, except Bank holidays, details 07738 512664

LEGACY FAIRS Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 20 June 9am-2pm (Trade 8.00am) Entrance by donation to Charity

Wendover Memorial Hall

WENDOVER MUSIC 2013 St Mary’s Church, Wendover

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fridays JAZZERCISE classes to suit you : www.jazzercise-uk.com 07900 987230 Mon, Tue, Thu Morning and Evening Adult, Teenager Yoga Classes. 01296 623543, www.sarahyoga.co.uk. Tue & Wed19.30 Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell : details 624089 Tuesdays 10.00 Simply Walk, meet at Wendover Clock Tower for easy walk approx 1 hour, details 01494 475367 Tuesdays 10.15-10.45 Bounce & Rhyme for 18mths-5years and 11.15-11.45 for under 18mnths. Wendover Library Tuesdays 13.30-15.30 artsmart Drawing for Absolute Beginners, Wendy Lewis Studio, Wendover 01494 670372 Tuesdays 20.00 Wheelers & Dealers, Square Dance Club, Wendover Memorial Hall : 07731 776654 Tuesdays 20.00 IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall, www.imagez.org.uk or call 01296 612632 We’days 19.00 Slimming World, Wendover Youth Club, contact gillianfranklin@hotmail.co.uk or 0773 888 2736 Wed’days 19.45 - 20.45 Salsa Dance Classes at Wendover Royal British Legion, Bookings: 07767 234532 Thursdays 6.15 onwards : New Kung Fu classes for kids and adults Call Mark on 07809 403208 St Anne’s Hall. Thursdays 19.00 Ballroom & Latin Dance Class / 20.00 : Dance, Wendover Memorial Hall, details 01442 865734 Thursdays 19.45 Wendover Choral Society, St. Mary’s Church Wendover. Details 01296 620450 Thursdays (2nd & 4th of each month) ‘Twins & More Group’ 0-5 years, Wendover Children’s Centre: 01296 621143 Fridays 10.00 Churches together in Wendover Noah’s Ark Parent & Toddler Group, Wendover Christian Centre Fridays 10.15-10.45 Story sessions for accompanied Preschoolers at Wendover Library. Free. 0845 2303232 Sundays 10.30 Weston Turville Union Chapel service. (Communion Service 1st Sunday of the Month). All welcome Sundays in the Summer 14.00-17.00 Sunday Afternoon Teas at St Mary’s Church.

Saturday 8th June @ 7.30pm TASMIN LITTLE (violin) MARTIN ROSCOE (piano) Saturday 6th July, 7.30pm HILLIARD ENSEMBLE (vocal quartet) JUNE

Sun Sun Mon Tue Credit Card Hotline—Aylesbury Visitor Thu Sat Information Centre – 01296 330559 Sun Details from 01296 615753 Concert Tickets £14 (concns £13) Children (+5 years) £1, from Wendover, Princes Risborough & Aylesbury Tourist Information Offices.

02 10.30 Coombe Hill Run (Fun Run at 10.40, Main Race at 11.00) Shoulder of Mutton 02 12.30 - 4 p.m. Wendover Arm Trust Restoration Open Day. Guided tours. Free. 07547 181857. 03 19.30 Wendover Parish Council Meeting held in Wendover Library Room. All welcome 04 20.00 Kimble & Elles. Hortic. Soc: Beauty & Diversity of Plant Foliage: Brian Fisher, Stewart Hall, Lt. Kimble 06 19.00 Wendover Library Reading Group : For details call 07979 855047 08 19.30 Wendover Music Concert: at St Mary’s Church, See advert 09 18.30 Contemplative Fire Gathering at St Mary’s Church 6.15 for 6.30pm start. 2nd Sun of month

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PENTECOSTAL CHURCH London Rd (A413) Wendover Dean (Corner of Bowood Lane)

Services: Sat 8.00pm Sun 10.30am Enquiries: 07917 694 800 pentecostalchurchwendover @yahoo.co.uk

Tue 11 Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide local support group, for details call 07890 973751 Tue 11 19.45 W. Evening WI, The Magistrate Court Role Play, St Anne’s Hall, Wed 12 19.00 Grandparents Association Support Group, Holiday Inn Weston Turville Call 01296 582614 Thu 13 10.30-11.30 Thursday Club. Allergy talk by Ruth Holroyd: Refreshments Free entry. W. Library Room Thu 13 20:00 W T Horticultural Society, Birds in a village—100 years on, Brian Clewes RSPB, W T Village Hall Sat 15 10.30-11.30 Book Club. Very informal with coffee and cake and discussion Sat 15 09.00-13.00 Local Produce Market : Manor Waste outside Budgens Sat 15 12.00-15.00 Weston Turville School Summer Fayre and English Cake Competition. See page 4 Sat 15 14.00 Family History: Debts,/Debtors/Bankruptcies, Prebendal Farm Comm. Centre, Ayle HP19 7QW Sat 15/Sun 16 14.00-17.00 11 The Paddocks Open Garden for NGS —see article on page 8 Sun 16 14.00-16.30 Cream Teas, Church of the Resurrection, Dunsmore. Ample Parking. Sun 16 14.30 Get Wendover Cycling Family Bike Ride from Manor Waste at 2.30pm info from 01296 624089 Sun 16 10.00-14.00 Princes Risboro Farmers Market. High St. PR. Free Parking. (3rd Sun of Each Month) Thu 20 9.00-15.00 (Trade 8.00am) Legacy Fairs, Antiques & Collectors Market, Wendover Memorial Hall Thu 20 14.30 Wendover Horticultural Society Hughenden Manor & the Walled Garden Project W. Library Room Thu 20 20.00 Aylesbury Centre for Nat. Trust: Amboseli & Samburu: Nigel Glover-Wright, Broughton Jnr School Sat 22 19.30 RAF Halton Area Concert Band at St Mary’s Wendover, see large display ad page 3. Sat 22/Sun 23 14.00-17.00 Acer Corner Garden Open. See article on page 8 Sun 23 14.00-17.00 BBOWT Open Gardens starting at 64A Lionel Avenue, see article on page 8 Sun 23 14.00-17.00 Wendover Gardens Open for BBOWT, start 64A Lionel Ave, Ad on page 3, details page 8 Fri 28 20.00 WestonTurville Historical Society: AGM + Ed Schoon: Mystery topic! Weston Turville Village Hall Sat 29 12.00 Wendover CofE Junior School SUMMER FAYRE, see article on page 6 Sun 30 14.00-17.00 Ellesborough Village Gardens : See advert page 3 and article on page 8 Sun 30 14.00-17.00 Halton Village Open Gardens : See advert on page 2 and article on page 8 Sun 30 15.00-17.00 Cream Teas at St Mary the Virgin Church, Weston Turville

Loyalty Card Offers See also www.wendoverloyaltycard.com and Wendover Hardware on the Manor Waste

Budgens—A Magnum of Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon £12.50. Whitewaters—Weekdays 3 - 4.30pmAny regular coffee & cake £4 Number One—20% discount on all Emma Bridgewater stock No2 Pound Street—10% off some cheese & wine retail purchases Perry Street Dental Surgery—30% off bleaching to 14 June Cat Booker—offers on website; The Bakers Shop—meal deal Lasting Powers of Attorney—5% off to end of June Andrew Gardner—free draw for purchases with loyalty card Antiques @ Wendover—free draw for purchases with loyalty card Fabric HQ—10% off all charm packs and jelly rolls Ivan Cammack—£25 off new spectacles and contact lenses The Village Gate—10% off food bill for 2 adults Monday to Thursday Maria Bray Nutritional Therapist—10% off for initial appointment Village Environment Services—20% discount on drains work

Events Coombe Hill Run Sun 2 June 11am start from Shoulder of Mutton Our own special local physical challenge is the annual Coombe Hill Run, now organised by Aylesbury Athletic Club. Athletes come from all over to participate in the best known hill run in the south. Less competitive runners welcome to compete in fun run. Details: http://www.coombehillrun.org.uk

Wendover Arm Trust Restoration Open Day


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.

The Beauty and Diversity of Plant Foliage Tuesday 4 June, 8pm Stewart Hall Brian Fisher is a popular horticultural lecturer and widely-travelled plantsman and designer. His talk should give some good ideas for adding interest to your planting. If you would like more information about the society, please ring Tessa Madden on 01296 612648. You can also visit our website www.bucksinfo.net/ kehs for further information.

A Concert in aid of Breast Cancer Care St Mary’s Church, Wendover. Sunday July 7th at 6pm Featuring

Adrian Johnson – piano Bill Houghton – trumpet The Gilly Billies – Accordion and Mandolin/Banjo Long Lankin – Folk group Young Musicians from Beechwood Park School and Tring School Tickets £10 and Children under sixteen £5 from Wendover Clock Tower 01296 696759 Or ring Penny on 01442 891678 or buy at the door

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 BY HAND BOOKS  Contemporary Bindings & Handmade Books by Ros Long Visit her studio at the Bucks Goat Centre site, Stoke Mandeville, for beautiful and practical gifts, work in progress, and demonstrations.

Open all day 8-23 June for Bucks Open Studios, Artist present throughout

www.byhandbooks.co.uk Sunday 2 June, 12.30 - 4 pm Plentiful parking at St Mary the Virgin, Drayton 07818 448032 Beauchamp, HP22 5LS. Guided tours, free admission, refreshments. A wonderful opportunity Weston Turville School to see the progress being made and ask questions about the Summer Fayre whole project. Details: 07547 181857 and 15 June 12-3pm www.wendoverarmtrust.co.uk .

Sunday afternoon teas at St Mary’s

June 2013

An English Summer Cake Competition

£1 entry fee payable on the day

Jeremy White, Godfrey Thorpe, Andrew Rance and Shirley Thomson

will be showing their work at 11 & 12 Walnut Drive during Open Studios fortnight, 8-23 June Free admission For further details and directions, please visit the Bucks Open Studios website: http:// www.bucksopenstudios.org.uk

Ellesborough Village Gardens Open 2-5pm Sunday 30 June for Ellesborough Church Admission £5, children free Teas available Enquiries: (01296) 622306

WENDOVER GARDENS OPEN FOR BBOWT SUNDAY 23 JUNE 2 PM - 5 PM Visit all the gardens for a £5 donation Start at 64A Lionel Avenue or any signed garden Children free but sorry, no dogs admitted Details: Clock Tower, Richard Birch 624511 or www.bbowt.org.uk/whats-on ENJOY A CREAM TEA AT ABBEYFIELD, DOBBINS LANE

RAF HALTON AREA CONCERT BAND at St Mary’s Church, Wendover 22nd June 2013 at 7.30pm Come and enjoy a variety of favourite music from big band to solo items with a glass or two of wine (beer and soft drinks also available) to celebrate a summer evening The concert proceeds will go to the St Mary’s refurbishment fund Contact Carol Crockett on 01296 612528 for more information about the concert. Tickets are available after Sunday services and @stmarys shop on Wendover High Street Adults £10, concessions £8 and family ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children) £25

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More volunteers should bring their own sturdy gardening gloves. If you would like to volunteer please contact Anthony del Tufo 01494 416330 in advance

Bucks Open Studios starts 8 June Details: see pages 11 & 12

Wendover Music Tickets credit card hotline: 01296 330559 Sat 8 June 7.30pm St Mary’s Wendover Tasmin Little (violin), Martin Roscoe (piano) Sonatas by Mozart, Faure, Ravel and Franck. Sat 6 July, 7.30 St Mary's Wendover. Hilliard Ensemble (vocal quartet) Highlights of 40 years of music-making with choral favourites from across the ages.

W Turville Horticultural Society Thur 13 June at 8pm in the Village Hall. “Birds in a Village – 100 years of change” Brian Clewes of RSPB. Do join us if you can. Enjoy the talk and stay for a chat and refreshments after. For more information please contact Jo Spenser on 01296 612817.

School Cake Competition

Thursday Club

Sat 15 June 12-3pm Weston Turville’s Summer Fayre is holding a “Cake with an English Summer” theme. £1 entry on the day and cakes must be submitted to the competition tent by 12pm. Judging commences at 1pm. All cakes will be auctioned off after judging to raise money Chiltern Society Conservation for the School, Florence Nightingale House Chiltern Society volunteers have been invited and the SWIFT Church Fund. by Chiltern District Council to make use of their conservation skills, where holly is To submit your entry call Sue: 07795 571253 restricting light getting to the woodland floor. In addition, there will also be a Punch and The group will be running conservation work Judy show, plant stall, afternoon teas, parties at Hyde Heath Common on bouncy castle and a range of activities for Tuesdays 11 & 25 June, meeting at the children. Cricket Pavilion on Hyde Heath Common at 10am, finishing at 1pm. They will be joined by Open Gardens start 15 June local volunteers and would welcome any new Details: see page 8 volunteers who would like to get involved. The Chiltern Society provides the tools, but 13 June 10.30-11.30am W Library Rm Ruth Holroyd will be sharing her experience and knowledge of food allergies and intolerances. Dairy, gluten and nut free refreshments will be served.

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Family History Talk Saturday 15th June 2013, 2pm for 2.30pm Buckinghamshire Family History Society invites you to hear Ian Waller on Debts, Debtors and Bankruptcies at Prebendal Farm Community Centre, Somerville Way, Fowler Road, Aylesbury, HP19 7QW. Non-members very welcome. A small donation is appreciated. Free help available - our Names Database and libraries are available for consultation at most of our Aylesbury meetings. Come along to see how the Society can help you. http://www.bucksfhs.org.uk/

Family Bike Ride Sunday 16 June, 2.30pm starting on Manor Waste The Get Wendover Cycling family bike ride route will run to Halton, returning to St Mary’s Church for tea and cake. For further information, call Chris Peeler 01296 624089.

RAF Central Band Sat 22 June, 7.30pm, St Mary’s, Wendover Come and enjoy a variety of music from big band to solo items with a glass or two of wine (beer and soft drinks also available) to celebrate a summer evening. The concert proceeds will go to the St Mary’s refurbishment fund. This superb band has performed in many venues across the world and promises a first class evening’s entertainment. Its first CD, Halton Blue, was so successful they have now published a second one, AD Astra.

HOST FAMILIES needed for FRENCH STUDENTS in Wendover area 10-23 July 2013 01296 622205 / 07940 302 453 nicola_stockwell@hotmail.com Students are out all day. Even if you work, you can earn extra cash!

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WHARF CAFÉ Needs You to Volunteer The Café is open 8.45-10.30am during the week in term time. We need volunteers who can possibly do one or two mornings a week to keep this friendly place open as our aim is to provide a relaxed, convenient place to meet. Look for the café sign on the school campus. We are next to the children’s centre and have the best value coffee, tea, and cakes in the village.

Apply with your CV to Yvonne Bone at Scruples 16 High Street Wendover HP22 6EA Emma Evans: 07747 442375 or email: ukemmy00@btinternet.com scruples16@btconnect.com

See: http://www.raf.m od.uk/rafhalton/aboutus/ concertband.cfm to find out more about them. Contact Carol Crockett on 01296 612528 for more information. Tickets are available after Sunday services and @stmarys shop on Wendover High Street – Adults £10, concessions £8 and family ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children) £25.

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Wendover Gold Ridgeway Walk

Ivan Cammack (Optometrist) has entered a team for the Gold Ridgewalk on behalf of A friendly and reliable service SENSE, a national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind. We will be walking 26 miles across the Ridgeway from Oxfordshire to Wiltshire from midnight on 22 / 23 June. It is tagged as We need volunteers to help with an “endurance” event so we are training very hard as none of us are experienced walkers. all aspects of our work Our target is £1,500 and we would very much 01296 432339 appreciate it if you would consider sponsoring us for this event. It is easy to TRING Friendly sponsor via Just Giving - https:// TV Local www.justgiving.com/IvanRCammack

Summer Fayre Sat 29 June, 12 noon, W CofE Junior A great way to spend the afternoon with live performances from local school children and adults. BBQ, Licensed Bar, Raffle, Pony Rides, Craft Stalls, Bouncy Castle plus many other activities. The School's great annual fund raiser - don't miss it!

Party in the Garden

Sat 13 July, Shoulder of Mutton, from 5pm Every year the Shoulder of Mutton puts on a fantastic Party in the Garden supporting a local Good Cause. There will be face painting, surprise guests, ice cream and party dances for the kids while grown ups will enjoy Service Flower Festival at St Dunstan’s live music from TCC Band, a hog roast From Friday 28 June to Monday 1 July Repairs & Rentals of (kindly donated by Kings Farm), a giant raffle A spectacular Flower Festival with music is Tvs ● Dvds ● Hi-Fi and an outside bar until late. being hosted at St. Dunstan’s Church, Monks ●Vacuum Cleaners We also offer an installation service Risborough. This will feature over 30 flower  5pm – Family entertainment commences for any goods you have purchased arrangements based on the lives of Christian  7pm – The Cover Collective live from anywhere.We will install and saints as well as a wide choice of classical,  8.45 – Grand draw of the Grand Raffle set up for you. church and contemporary music to listen to.  9pm – The Cover Collective return There will also be a display of local history, 64-66 Akeman Street the carrying out of an archaeological dig, a This year the beneficiary will be Wendover 01442 822450 chance to buy garden plants, and an Youth Centre. WYC, geographically and opportunity to relax with refreshments and metaphorically at the heart of Wendover’s cream teas. Monies raised from this weekend youth community – opposite the John will be used to repair the stonework and Hampden School, provides a multitude of stained glass windows of the church. opportunities for young people and has www.stdunstanschurch.com; Elaine Barker helped generations of Wendoverians (01844 344554); Rev. James Tomkins advance socially, in sport, in play, in employability and in education in safety. (01844 275944) £2.00 per person.

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Open Gardens signposted gardens. Afterwards, do leave time for a cream tea served at Abbeyfield House in Dobbins Lane by Kathleen Gilroy and her team. Your donations will help BBOWT maintain local nature reserves such as Aston Clinton Ragpits, Dancersend Woods and Weston Turville Reservoir. From June 9 you can pick up a programme from the Clock Tower or High Street retailers.

NGS Gardens Open for Charity

Sat & Sun 15 & 16 June All the gardens in Berks and Bucks listed in the free county booklet available from libraries, Tourist Information offices, garden centres and bookshops. www.ngs.org.uk. 11 The Paddocks, 2-5pm Once again we are opening our garden for the NGS. Also on Friday 5 July 5 - 8.30pm; Fully qualified & Insured Office: 01296 581200 Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July 2 - 5.30pm. Mobile: 07771 510 971 Come and enjoy a peaceful walk amongst Halton Village Open Gardens acsplumbingservices@hotmail.com David Austin roses and spectacular Delphiniums. Sunday 30 June 2-5pm Edwin and Pamela Rye An opportunity to visit 12 interesting gardens HAWTHORN GARDENING within the Rothschild part of Halton Village, Pruning & Weeding centred around the Church. The gardens Hedge & Tree Work, Lawn Care Acer Corner, 10 Manor Road Grass Cutting, Small Landscapes Sat 22, Sun 23 June, 2-5pm range from small cottage gardens to Roy Seabrook Refreshments will be served and donations professionally landscaped areas and more H: 01296 625531 shared between the NGS and the South informal settings. Home made teas will be M: 07906 398187 Bucks Jewish Community. This garden is an served in a garden next to the canal. You excellent example of how a small cottage can start your walk at any of the signposted garden could be done differently combining a gardens, buying your ticket at the first one Adults £3 and accompanied wow factor with low maintenance. The you visit. children free in aid of The Alzheimer's enclosed front garden is Japanese in style. Society and Halton Church. Also open on Sat 19, Sun 20 Oct (2-5pm). NO JOB TOO SMALL Domestic Hot/Cold Water Systems Central Heating Systems, Power Showers & Boilers Electrics & Repairs Pumps Sanitation Systems, Tiling, Outside Taps, Drains Unblocked

Ellesborough Village Gardens

BBOWT Wendover Open Gardens Sun 23 June 2013, 2-5pm, 64 Lionel Ave Eight local residents have kindly agreed to share their gardening secrets and help raise money for The Wildlife Trust. A donation of £5 per visitor will admit you to all the gardens starting at 64A Lionel Avenue, courtesy of Chris and Mary Peeler, or at any of the

Sunday 30 June, 2-5pm Visit some gardens not usually open to the public. The church car park will be well sign posted where tickets and maps will be issued. All the gardens are near or around the parish church. All proceeds to church funds. Refreshments will be on sale.

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HS2 Public Meeting

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Specialists in Saturday 22 June 10.30am, Wendover Memorial Hall, cleaning block paving, patios, Doors open at 10am for this 1½ hour public meeting. Its decking, conservatories, etc. purpose is to update the people of Wendover on the HS2 status to date; to provide some information for the 25 years local experience environmental consultation and roadshow and lay out next steps. There will be an open Question and Answer session at Phone John Robertson for free no obligation quote the end of the meeting. The provisional agenda is as follows: Welcome and introductionsProperty Compensation Status 01296 484370 JR AppealEnvironmental consultationBored Tunnel 0775 797 8808 Hybrid BillQuestions and Answers HS2 Ltd is currently working on the Environmental Impact Assessment of HS2 and will be publishing an Interim Environmental Statement shortly. This document purports to show what the impact on Wendover and surrounding area will be in a number of environmental areas, such as hydrology, noise and so on. In addition to detailing the environmental impacts it should also discuss the alternatives considered (such as a tunnel) and what mitigation it is being proposed to put in place. Following publication of these documents by HS2 Ltd they will be having a public consultation currently planned for 29 June, 2013 at the Memorial Hall. There is a large number of documents (10 books) as well as maps and plans. It is only ‘interim’ as a full environmental and ecological impact analysis takes a long time and covers all seasons of the year. It is important that you have the opportunity to see what the potential impacts on Wendover could be. This will set out in sufficient detail what they are proposing to put into the Hybrid Bill. A copy will be in Wendover Library for your review. Have a look at it and come to the public meeting on Saturday 22 June.

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Dr Catherine Collier leaving

I now move on to new challenges and another phase of life and I hope to take forward the positive experience and learning from Wendover colleagues and patients. Thank you to everyone who has passed on their good wishes to me. Cath Collier

You may have heard that I will be leaving my post as GP at Wendover Health Centre on 30 June 2013. I will be taking up a GP partnership elsewhere in Bucks. This has CHILTERN FOOT been a very difficult decision for me as I have hugely enjoyed my time working at Wendover HEALTH SERVICES Health Centre during the last 11 years. My Ian Phipps MCFHP MAFHP time at Wendover has been a very special A Goodbye to Dagny Lund Foot Health Practitioner phase in my career as a GP. Dagny, a wellknown personality (Wendover – based) From my West Wales comprehensive school in Wendover has Home Visits - 01296 696032 at 18 years of age I chose St Bartholomew’s just retired from Hospital Medical College, London, to train in working at the Surgery at the Medicine, partly because of its proximity to C h i l t e r n s MS Belmore Centre the multicultural and deprived East End of Centre. 01296 612361 London. After a brief spell in Worcester, I Registered Member of the British Association of Foot Health Professionals returned to London working in many different With her healing hospitals in the inner city. I started work as a h a n d s and GP in Islington and Hackney and then Tower c o m p a s s i o n a t e Graham Blake Hamlets for 8 years. So you can imagine the spirit for twenty Soft furnishing contrast when I first started work at five years Dagny has dedicated herself to  Loose covers Wendover Health Centre in 2002. I gradually helping and supporting countless patients to  Curtains adjusted and with the benefit of a well live fuller and more active lives. Dagny has  Re-Upholstery organised surgery and talented team of played a big role over the years in building up  Carpets colleagues I have learnt a huge amount. this charity and has seen the Chilterns MS  Conservatory Blinds Centre grow from a humble portacabin to a  Shutters I feel privileged to have cared for a very brand new state of the art purpose built  Tracks & Poles special list of patients at Wendover and thank centre which serves no less than 270 patients TEN YEAR GUARANTEE all those patients who have trusted in my care per week. For personal, helpful service, as their GP. I am confident that I will leave my please call 01844 261769 patients in very good hands with excellent Dagny has decided to retire and enjoy a well07802 213 381 earned rest. Well, rest is the wrong word as GPs joining the Wendover team. www.grahamblake.com Fully qualified, 20+ yrs experience Restyles, Cuts, Perms, Colouring, Free friendly consultation

News from Wendover Health Centre 01296 623452 Changes to Usual Opening Hours for example 30 X loratadine 10mg In order to prevent wastage please do On Wednesday 19th June we will be tablets cost less than £2 at leading closed from 13:00 for staff training, tbc. supermarkets and on-line pharmacies. W e do not routinely provide prescriptions for hay fever medicines, Hay Fever Medicines June and July are the peak months for but if over the counter preparations do hay fever. Typical symptoms include not give adequate relief please discuss sneezing, an itchy, runny or blocked with a nurse or GP. If you are wheezy nose, and itchy or watery eyes. All of or are coughing a lot when you get hay the commonly used hay fever remedies fever, please make an appointment. are available without a prescription. Antihistamines are generally very Reducing Waste of Medicines e f f e c t i v e – w e r e c o m m e n d Any unused medicines that are returned LORATADINE or CERTIRIZINE which cannot be used for another patient and rarely cause drowsiness. A steroid have to be destroyed, even if within nas al s pr a y s uc h a s expiry date. This results in extra costs BECLOMETASONE or FLUTICASONE to the NHS, and ultimately means that (Flixonase) eases a blocked or runny less money is available for spending on nose. This should be started before the other health care. The costs of a hay fever season and continued month’s supply of some commonly used throughout. It is important to use nasal medicines are: Seretide 250 Accuhaler sprays correctly – follow the instructions one inhaler - £35.00 (asthma) Adizemthat come in the box. SODIUM XL (diltiazem) 180mg, 28 capsules CROMOGLICATE eye drops may £10.33 (heart conditions) Spiriva relieve itchy, watery eyes. Prices of (tiotropium) 30 refill capsules - £33.50 non-branded products are reasonable, (chronic lung disease)

not request any more medicine than you need. If you are on a pharmacy repeat dispensing scheme such as Lloyds ExRx please tell the pharmacy if you do not need any particular items.

Dr Catherine Collier We are very sorry that Dr Collier will be leaving us at the end of June after 11 years at Wendover Health Centre, and we wish her well in the future at her new practice. A book is being placed in Reception for patients and staff to record their memories and messages of good will for Dr Collier which we will present to her when she leaves. If you wish to write in this book please see the notices in Reception or ask at the desk. We will announce plans for Dr Collier’s replacement in the July issue of the Wendover News. For more information about the Health Centre and our sister practices see our website www.westongrove.com.


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Dagny is full of energy and having a zest for life she will no doubt embark on a number of adventures and activities. Over these many years of service to those living with MS in the community, a large number of people have come to know, respect and love Dagny and she will be sorely missed by all of us. Jennifer Sheehy Chilterns MS Centre

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The largest visual arts event held in Buckinghamshire, has announced that 575 artists and makers from the county including painters, glass workers, basket weavers, metal workers, wood turners, jewellery makers, book binders, print makers and silk makers will be opening their studios at 199 venues to the public for free and showcasing their talent.

www.andrewrance.com. This year Shirley Thomson who has recently moved into Walnut Drive will also be exhibiting at no 11. Opening times will be the same as at No 12, except for the Thursday evenings Other Artists in Wendover include Susan Gray, in her studio behind Sally Turner Antiques; Wendy Lewis in her Studio upstairs in the Barn Courtyard behind “Antiques at Wendover” and next door to the Little Bird Gallery which is hosting an exhibition of paintings by Emily Cooper.

The event has more than doubled in size since 2007 in terms of artists participating and it is hoped to exceed last year’s record of just over 38,000 visits made to studios and exhibitions. Bucks Open Studios is a great opportunity for a fascinating day out. You can talk directly to artists, watch demonstrations and even be inspired to take up a new hobby and find your own hidden talent. To find out more about Bucks Open Studios 2013 visit the website www.bucksopenstudios.org.uk

Wendover Art Trail Once again, in Wendover, every day during the fortnight, Jeremy White and Godfrey Thorpe will be opening their Pottery Studio and Gallery, with an exciting range of new work. They are joined again, by the local Artist Andrew

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Rance who will be showing his new Oil paintings, Watercolours, Acrylics and Prints. They will be open weekdays from 12noon to 6pm, and from 11 am on Saturdays and Sundays, at 12 Walnut Drive, HP22 6RT, and a late night opening on each Thursday until 9pm. For more information please go to www.jeremywhiteceramics.co.uk., and

Fri 14 Jun, 7pm, Chilterns MS Centre Come to the summer season wine & cheese tasting and preview a Bucks Open Studios Exhibition at the Chilterns MS Centre, Oakwood Close, Wood Lane, Wendover, HP22 5LX. Tickets cost £20 per person and are only available in advance from Chilterns MS Centre or No2 Pound Street, Jennifer Sheehy@chilternsmscentre or 01296 823042. The artists include Danny Higgins; Jo Cura & Tess Winn; John Heywood; Pirjo Keene, Ruth Aslett; Violeta Corzo & Sarah Wood. Free entry during the exhibition period 15—23 June.

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ceramicist who makes large garden-ware, a felt-maker, a young photographer showing for the first time, and me, a jeweller working with traditional techniques in silver.

On top of this we do excellent cream teas. Obsidian Art, Stoke Mandeville, HP22 5XJ There is good parking, we are on the 300 bus Ros Long at By Hand Books will be showing route (A4010) opposite Little Kimble Station. new work plus regular favourites. We have good disabled access. We welcome children. We will be doing talks and Aylesbury-based Graham Turner will be demonstrations. Please look us up on the taking part in Bucks Open Studios for the first Bucks Open Studios web-site. time at Obsidian Art at Layby Farm, Old Susie Upstone Risborough Road (A4010), Stoke Mandeville. Graham specialises in historical and sporting St Dunstan’s, Monks Risborough, HP27 9JE themes and has been commissioned by Happy, joyful illustrations featuring little many high profile clients. He takes his art to characters and quirky images which make another level by learning to drive a rally car you smile: join us in celebrating 20 years of and taking up the adrenalin-pumping ‘Art at St Dunstan’s’ atmospheric, medieval medieval extreme sport of jousting to really church.www.artatstdunstans.blogspot.com. Parking: Mill Lane, off A4010. Refreshments understand his subject matter. throughout show. Cream teas weekends. Stewart Hall, Little Kimble, HP17 0XN We are a group of eight diverse committed Horizon Group artists using the historic Stewart Hall in Little A group of qualified embroiderers who work Kimble to display our creations and together and share a common enjoyment in demonstrate how we arrive at our finished the exploration of colour, fabric and thread. articles. Our co-ordinator, Jane Waller, will Cate Bowley, (Local Face, page 23) is a Their work can be found at be showing her elegant line drawings of member. ballerinas that she does in the dark during Stairways, 2 Portway Road, Stone, performances, also bringing some of her Aylesbury, HP17 8RP, 2-6pm daily. ceramics, glass, and many publications: she More information on has a new children's book out soon. We also have acrylic and water-colour artists, a http://www.bucksopenstudios.org.uk

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This is the first French Exchange to take place in four years. A minimum number of students is needed to make the French Exchange viable. John Colet Languages department were so keen for their students to take part in the experience, that is was arranged to pair with The Misbourne School in order to reach the required number. Last November these students spent a week in Liffré, Wendover’s twin town. On each exchange, students spent six nights away, and were totally immersed in each other’s culture. This proved to be an invaluable and unforgettable learning experience, and one the students thoroughly enjoyed. Liv Finch Fox, a year 10 John Colet student, welcomed Aëlle into her home and they both had a great time. Liv said: “Many people are of the opinion that exchange visits are a thing of the past, I’m so pleased our school continues to run these popular and rewarding trips. Spending time with a pupil, and their family, is a way of allowing you to improve your language skills and experience another culture. As a result of my exchange I have improved my French and made a friend for life.” Aëlle was equally pleased with her experience, saying: “I love my family exchange and England. It’s a dream.” Isabelle Simpson, Head of Modern Foreign Languages, commented: “The exchange partnerships got on very well. It was great to see our students making so much progress in French and making such strong links with their partners. We look forward to running the trip again next year and giving other students the chance to be part of such a memorable experience.”


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Colet Welcome Back to Former Pupil John Colet staff and students were delighted to welcome a special guest for their Year 13 celebration morning. Detective Superintendent and Head of Intelligence for Thames Valley Police, Richard List returned to his old school. The former Commander for Aylesbury Vale, spoke to current students about his experiences whilst at the school, and his subsequent police career.

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Whitewaters Rings the Changes

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As many of you will have seen there have been changes afoot at Whitewaters! The inside space has been brightened up, opened out and the floor levelled allowing for more comfortable seating. This has meant the hard decision had to be taken of no longer stocking the range of cheese and meats and certain other deli produce. “We simply do not have the space to do it all and we were constantly hearing we needed more seats” says the owner, Lib Charlesworth. “Also, the market cheese stall outside the shop every Thursday was impacting our sales. Not having our overheads, their cheese can be significantly cheaper and we understand that is attractive to many shoppers.

When Wendover Church of England Junior School needed help to purchase equipment for the school’s cookery classes, local mum Jo Richardson, whose daughter is a pupil, asked Harpenden Building Society if they could step in. Jo works at their Wendover branch and the building society, which is celebrating its sixtieth anniversary this year, was happy to fund the items.

However, we will still be stocking Kings Farm ham and eggs, Seggiano, Cherry Tree, Olives et al dressings and the Lancashire Bombs and using the same cheeses for our platters and sandwiches. This continued relationship with our brilliant cheese supplier means we will still be able to take Christmas orders. Similarly, the drunken cakes will return then too.” This move allows Whitewaters to focus on their Monmouth coffee, increase the range of lunch options and continue to make those delicious Bakeaway pizzas so why not pop along and take a look?!

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On Friday 10 May, Gill Pearce from the Society (pictured) visited the school to see how the children were getting on with the mixing bowls, wooden spoons and rolling pins. The school’s Bursar, Catriona Durrant, commented ‘We are delighted that Harpenden Building Society has contributed in this way, as it assists us in teaching a skill which will benefit these children throughout their lives’.

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Since last year’s AGM, the Trust awarded a total of £15,669 in grants to individuals who live in Wendover. At their meeting the Trustees considered a further 31 applications and a total of £38,810 was paid in grants as a result. These www.dianasharp.co.uk were distributed as follows:-

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Education: £8,060.50 Elderly: £2,300 with one deferred while awaiting further information Individuals: £400 with one deferred while awaiting further information Medical Areas: £ 2,000 with one deferred while awaiting further information Organisations: £26,050 which included £3,000 to the Wendover Community Library, £6,000 to Wendover Youth Centre (with a further £6,000 next year) and £5,000 towards the continued fight against HS2.

The majority of grants are awarded at the Annual Meeting, applications are considered and grants are awarded throughout the year. Anyone who lives in the parish of Wendover who wishes to know more about the Trust, or to apply for a grant may consult www.wendovertrust.org, and contact The Clerk at 14A Vicarage Close, Wendover, HP22 6DS, or email clerk@wendovertrust.org, giving a contact telephone number and address. Glenys Newman, Clerk

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Everyball International Academy Halton Tennis Centre is running Tennis & Multi-Activity Camps throughout the school holidays for 5 weeks from w/b 29 July 2013. There are camps for all ages from 2.5 years old (Toddler tennis), 4-7 years old (Mini Tennis), 7-17 years (Tennis & Multi-Activity)

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Wendover Evening WI Tuesday 11 June, 7.45pm, St Anne’s Hall The subject is “A Magistrates Court” and the plan is to allow members the chance to experience court proceedings through role play. The process will be guided by two Magistrates. Visitors are most welcome. Contact: Margaret Currell 01296 582318.

Mid Bucks Beekeepers Association The interim results from our colony loss survey indicate that 35% of members’ colonies did not make it through the winter. This bucks the trend of reduced losses over the last 2 years. The main reasons seem to have been the poor summer last year and the prolonged cold spell in March. The continued cold prevailing winds in May delayed the expansion of many colonies, reducing the prospect of a Spring harvest. Following on from our Queen Rearing meeting in May, this month’s meeting will be themed on New Queen Introduction to a Colony. The meeting

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will be held at the Association Apiary on The under 13 team won the 1st round Bucks Wednesday 19 June, further details of this Cup game v Ley Hill, when Jacob Davis took and other activities on www.mbbka.org.uk. 2-14 and Billy Jackson 2-15 whilst Jake Buchorski held 2 excellent catches. Wendover Tennis and Squash Club Wendover knocked off the 86 runs needed in Club Senior and Junior tennis tournaments only 10 overs with Billy Jackson (31 retired) are well underway with the Finals Day set for and Leo Blackman (24*) the main scorers. Saturday 13 July. Congratulations to our Then in the next league game, beat Chalfont Ladies and Mens 1st teams for winning their St Peter by 6 wickets with Buchorski (3 for respective Divisions in the Winter Aylesbury 16) and Alastair Claringbold (2-8) being the District Tennis League and to the Mixed best bowlers and then Ben Pope (31 ret’d) Doubles 1st team for coming second in their and Buchorski (21) set up a 6-wicket victory. Division. Welcome to the new coach, Chris Roberts, who has joined Dan’s team and is The U15’s beat Ivinghoe & Pitstone by 13 runs, with Brandon Ridgley (21), Dan Norton coaching the Juniors on Tuesday evenings. (40) and Josh Edworthy 23* starring in the total of 143 for 7.

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The 1st XI has achieved 2 Mid Bucks League wins out of 2 played. The 2 nd XI had a walkover in their fist game and the second was abandoned, but not before Andy Glazebrook and Jim Henderson had each scored 30’s. In other games, Rickmansworth had a narrow 12 run win after making 145 with Jonathan Seabrook 4 for 22 and Bob Glue 2 for 28, plus 2 stumpings and a catch by Matthew Smalley-Harris being the main wicket takers. Against Little Marlow, their 163 for 6 was overtaken with 4 wickets in hand thanks to George Robinson’s 51 and Jon Green’s 51*. There was a 4 wicket defeat at Chartridge despite James Harrington’s 40 and Jonathan Seabrook’s 4 for 25.

An inexperienced U11 side suffered a narrow 2 wicket defeat at Ballinger in their 1st Round Cup match. Wendover reached a highly creditable 109 for 6, with Harrison Cornick 28 and the best bowlers were Ben Mayer (2 for 7), Hector Charlesworth (2 for 18) and Harrison Cornick (4 overs 1 for 11). The Club is investing in a new artificial pitch at Witchell and is most grateful to the Lionel Abel-Smith Trust and the Lord’s Taverners who are funding approximately a third of the cost each; it is hoped the work will be complete by the end of May. Jonathan Seabrook: 01296-623286

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Decking, Walls, Drives, Lawns, County Elections Ponds, Patios, Paths and all As you will know I was unsuccessful in the General Landscaping recent County elections. May I take this Wendover (01296) 696840 opportunity to say thank you to those who

voted for me and helped in my campaign. The county is still Conservative controlled DEBBIE TOLPUTT and I have no doubt that Martin Tett and his taste team will work tirelessly for the residents of FOOD FOR FUN, FAMILY AND Buckinghamshire. I will also work hard in the FRIENDS fight against HS2 and at District level to 01296 624140 or ensure that all residents in Wendover and 07780 900936 Halton are fully represented. Councillor Steve Bowles


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County Council Elections have come and gone. The UKIP candidate Chris Adams won and I came second. Thanks to all those who supported me. I hope I can take that support as a personal endorsement for standing as an Independent and the reasons for it. I feel electors wished to send a national message to all the major parties that lies, obfuscations about HS2 and confused political thinking need to stop. They succeeded. It is unfortunate, but understandable, that a local election with its own issues and concerns was the only way they could send that message.

I congratulate Chris, who I trust will work hard 01296 696860 to give the people of Wendover, Halton and 1 Town Court, High St Wendover Bucks, HP22 6EA Stoke Mandeville the representation they Chris Richards Cornelli.sugarcraft@tiscali.co.uk expect and deserve.

May I, through Wendover News, thank all of the people who voted for me at the recent Bucks County Council elections. I and the Green Party, under whose banner I stood, were very pleased with the result especially considering we only started organising a week or two before the election and that we had no money at all for any campaigning. It was a pleasure to give the Green Party supporters in our electoral ward the opportunity of voting for their choice of representative. Watch this space, the Green Party is planning to start up a Vale of Aylesbury local group and to become much more active and visible locally. On another topic, as readers may know, I am associated with the SOBS, the charity run by and for people bereaved by suicide. To date, the nearest local group meeting has been in Beaconsfield on the second Monday morning of the month. Starting from June, a new group is starting up in Aylesbury. I will be leading it and we will meet on the second Tuesday of the month, in the evening. The helpline of the national charity remains the same – 0844 561 6855. The contact number for the Beaconsfield group is now 0795 843 4082 and that for Aylesbury is 07890 973 751. Sobs can also be found on the Internet at www.uk-sobs.org.uk Sue Hetherington

You write Eggs! To whoever it was who threw an egg at my car as I was pulling on to the busy roundabout at the clock tower on 1 May - another couple of inches higher and it would have come through my open window and hit my passenger! A less experienced driver might have reacted badly to the loud bang on the side of the car. You could have caused a serious accident.

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Sidney Michael Goody passed away at his home in Nightingale Road, Wendover, on the 16 March aged 68 after suffering from several years of ill health. Known in Wendover as Michael, he was born on 3 May 1944 in Perfelly, Wales. Michael’s childhood years were spent in Halton where his father was based in the RAF. He had a paper round and spent many hours wandering through Wendover Woods as a lad. Michael followed in his father’s footsteps, and enrolled as a Boy entrant in to the RAF at Hereford when he was about 16. The RAF was the biggest part of his life and he made many good friends over the years. As a flight sergeant in the Catering Corps he organized many large functions one of which the Queen Mother attended and Michael was honoured to shake her hand. The RAF took him around the world including Libya, Hong Kong and the Falklands and he was stationed all over the UK. When he retired in the early nineties he threw himself in to Wendover life caring for his Mother, Auntie Maggie and Mrs Pearce. Michael also looked after his neighbor. He became a well-known and popular figure in the street and made many close friends. Michael would

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always help people out; it was the way roost and doted on him. Several of our he was and he always put other people cats defected next door to Michael’s before himself. house – finding peace and quiet and poached fish a more attractive option! Michael was very active even though his health was not all that good, and Michael was an avid recycler – indeed would often be seen walking around he was affectionately known as ‘Michael Wendover picking up litter or collecting Recycle’ to our children. He was also a dandelions for our pets. He was known great supporter of John Hampden as the ‘man with a match-stick in his School and Wendover Junior School mouth’ – a throw back to when he gave and always enjoyed attending the fairs up smoking many years previously. and collecting huge amounts of Every year he helped with the British Vouchers for schools, buying raffle Legion Poppy Appeal and he donated to tickets and collecting silver foil and them along with other charities such as stamps all to raise money for them. the Donkey Sanctuary. His wonderful Dahlias; were the best in the street and Michael believed that holidays and day he did enjoy tending to them. trips out were very important and was always encouraging us to make time to I was privileged to be Michael’s next do this. We have many happy memories door neighbour for many years and he of trips to Legoland, Whipsnade, became a firm and long standing friend Quainton Railway etc thanks to him. He to all in our family. He was very kind would always look after our English and good with the children and always Pointer and take care of the house sent them birthday cards. He always when we went away. He also always had time to talk and listen to our came with us to Frankie and Bennys to children as they were growing up and celebrate birthdays and was a great was an excellent role model for our guest for Christmas lunches; turning up boys. He would always go to great with lots of puddings and a flashing tie! lengths to search out any obscure birthday gift that was on their wish lists. Michael truly was a gentleman to all he met through his life and those that knew Cats were a huge part of Michael’s life him are deeply saddened by his and his most recent cat Purdy ruled the passing. Alison Baxter

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Local Face : Cate Bowley Cate was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada where she spent her first 14 years. Her father then took a job with the Canadian Government and was posted to The Hague, Holland. Having never been more than a day’s travel away, this was a big adventure for Cate and her two sisters. They travelled to Europe on the Queen Mary and by train. She attended the International school there and obtained a Grade 12 American High School certificate plus a few O Levels ( Oxford) to “hedge her bets”.

various things including childminding, Marie Curie nursing and 3½ years as Welfare Assistant at John Hampden School. Cate then went back to hospital nursing at The Chiltern Hospital where she remained for 21 years, hours varying depending on family needs.

Cate now teaches occasional workshops in various techniques, She also convenes a U3A Creative Textile Group, teaches felt making in a school and has been an active member of Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers Guild (AVEG) for years.

Cate has always been involved in village organisations and their committees including Toddler Club, Playgroup, Brown Owl, Swimming The family came to London in January Assoc, Scouts, WI, Wendover Art Club 1964 and Cate decided to apply for a etc. place in nurse training - an ambition since she was 3 years old. She was Stitching and craft always played a big accepted at Barts and started in August part in her life - from playing with her that year. Her plans were always to mother’s button box when she was tiny, return to Canada but they had to stay to making clothes, trying ideas from on for a fourth year to get the hospital magazines. She wanted to know how to badge. Fate intervened and she met design her own work so embarked on a David. They were married at St City & Guilds Embroidery course. Five Bartholomew the Less in April 1970 and years later, she still wanted to do more, moved to Wendover. so when Ben & Ellie had finished at university, Cate signed up at Amersham Here they are 43 years later and even College and 3 years later left with a BA still in the same house! Cate worked at (Hons) in Applied Textile Studies plus a Stoke Mandeville Hospital until the birth C&G Adult Teaching Certificate. A of Ben in 1974. She had not long gone chance meeting in Tesco’s car park lead back to work part time when Eleanor to teaching C&G Embroidery at came along in 1976. After that Cate did Aylesbury College for 3 years!

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interested to learn that our new Clerk is As we start the third year in our period keen on fishing. Hampden Pond might of office, I write again as Chairman of have found a new bailiff! Robert Duggan, Chairman Wendover Parish Council having been elected once more unopposed. Like all Local Produce Market things I’m glad that people have confidence in my abilities and I hope I’ll Manor Waste 9am to 1pm be told before things become stale and Saturday 15 June in need of change. I feel being Chairman of WPC is a mixed blessing. It’s challenging, interesting and the Community Orchard people I meet are varied but the key A number of letters and expressions of component that drives everyone is their support have been received in the love for Wendover and preserving this matter of establishing a Community beautiful part of the world. I feel like a Orchard in Walnut Tree Meadow. sportsman who wants to stay at the top However, these queries show that some of his game for as long as possible but misconceptions still appear to exist. when change is needed I would want to be told when the time is right for me to Initially it was the Parish Council’s wish that an agreement could be reached hang up my gavel. with AVDC, the current owners of the which would enable the Parish Next Parish Council Meeting meadow, to plant a community orchard of some Monday 3 June, 7.30pm sixty varied fruit trees wholly at the Wendover Library Room Parish’s expense and for the Parish to take responsibility thereafter for the care Whilst talking about change, I’m really and maintenance of the orchard. It was pleased to announce that we have only when AVDC called in to question appointed a new Clerk: Charlotte Watts. the ability of the parish to deliver this In welcoming Charlotte, it means that commitment over the longer term that Bridget Bradford will be departing, the Parish Council offered to take although we may well see her on the ownership of the site and thereby odd occasion during this period of absolve the District Council of any handover. Many thanks to Bridget for further financial and management stepping into the breach and giving responsibility. much needed help. Both she and Sue Gilbert, our Assistant Clerk, have been This offer has been rejected by AVDC working hard to keep the ship afloat. On who argue that following a Public a more light hearted note, I was Consultation about the future of the

meadow, a management plan was adopt ed th at inc lude d the re introduction of a number of walnut trees, the establishment of a wetland zone and the creation of a low nutrient sustainable meadow. The District Council claims that whilst it wishes to manage the land in the most flexible way possible, it does not wish to see any part of the land permanently used for a specific purpose such as an orchard!

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The Parish Council position is that the time frame for this management plan has now lapsed without the walnut trees being planted and in any case there is abundant room within the meadow for AVDC’s management plan to be fulfilled alongside a modest community orchard. The Parish Council would draw attention to the fact that it already owns and manages a far greater area of recreational land within the Parish boundary than does AVDC. Consequentially it can see no justification for expressions of concern about liabilities’ arising from a failed project; which in any case would not arise if the meadow passed in to the ownership of the local council. The Parish Council further contends that were it not for its and The Wendover Society’s endeavours at a Public Inquiry, the land in question would now be built over and might not have fallen in to AVDC’s hands following the defining of the Metropolitan Green Belt in this area.

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