October 2013 Wendover News

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Established 1989


October 2013

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

Quiz Time It’s the quiz season. The WI Clock Tower Quiz has happened, Wendover Village Quiz is about to start. The MS Centre and Wendover Celebrates Quiz are coming. Lots for non-quizzers, too. The Wendover News Website Have you had a chance to look at the new Wendover News website yet? It was launched in December 2012 and as well as news, it is full of general information about Wendover including events, community and business directories, updated daily. Events are accessed at the bottom of the home page or by clicking on the EVENTS button at the top right of the screen. Events go forward in time so if you want to check if a date before Christmas or in the New Year clashes with something else, this is the place to look.

button. Wendover Local Area Forum covers Aston Clinton, Buckland, Drayton Beauchamp, Halton, Wendover and Weston Turville. If your organisation does not appear here or the information is incorrect, please let us know. The LOCAL BUSINESSES button takes the reader to businesses which advertise regularly in the print edition of Wendover News. Such businesses are entitled to a free webpage which is especially useful for small businesses which do not have their own webpage. It also clicks through to the business’s own website if available.


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

contributions for November before

Monday 14 October (including payments for adverts) book early to avoid disappointment

01296 624270

editor@wendovernews.co.uk Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop 19 High St, Wendover HP22 6DX

Wendover News is delivered through the door to many local households. If you do not receive one at home and would like to volunteer to deliver for us to your road, please contact the office (see above). Wendover News would like to thank all our willing volunteers.

C o m m u n i t y organisations in the whole of the Wendover Local Forum Area and other local communities such as Dunsmore and The Lee, appear in Local Organisations under the IN OUR COMMUNITY

RAF Flypast dates: Tuesday 1, 15 and 29 October at 1.30pm

To celebrate the completion of training at RAF Halton we can expect a flypast (weather permitting).

ANTIQUES AT . . . WENDOVER October Mystery Object on view in the shop

£10 Gift Voucher for the Winner The August mystery object was a “Strickle”, a wooden stick dipped in grease, then sand for sharpening implements

Any purchaser in the shop can enter the I love Wendover draw 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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Antiques & Collectors Market

What’s On in October 2013

for November 2013 events, please contact us before Monday 11 October Wendover News, Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop, High Street, HP22 6DX  01296 624270  editor@wendovernews.co.uk

Thursday 17 October

Calendar entry FREE, one line; What’s On Box charity rate £12 : 20 words

Entrance by donation to Charity

Tue 01 20.00 Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society, ‘Euphorbias—Probably the Best Garden Plants’, Stewart Hall, LK Wed 02 13.30-15.30 5 week WEA Course, ‘Ten Great European Painters’, Baptist Church Hall, Gt Missenden Thu 03 19.00-20.00 Wendover Library Reading Group (1st Thursday each month), Library Room, contact 07979 855047 Fri 04 19.30-22.30 The Wendover Society Harvest Supper with guest speaker, Non Members call 620450 SAT 05 and SUN 06 10.00-16.00 Artists and Makers Fair, £3 per adult, proceeds to local charities, Glass House, Waddesdon SUN 06 09.30 Aylesbury CTC easy paced cycle ride from Wendover Clocktower to Chesham, contact Gloria 01296 622005 Tue 08 19.45 Wendover Evening WI, ‘A Passion for Pearls’, St Anne’s Hall Wed 09 10.30 Kevin McCloud and Bruce Munro ‘In Conversation’, Waddesdon Manor, contact 01296 653226 to book Thu 10 10.30-11.30 Thursday Club Coffee Morning (2nd Thursday), Guest Speaker, Free Event, Wendover Library Room Thu 10 13.00-15.00 Poetry Reading, Carers Bucks—Family Carers Support Group, Wendover Library Room Thu 10 19.30 Family History Talk: Record Keeping For Genealogists. Bucks FHS, Stoke Mandeville Comm Centre, HP22 5UJ Thu 10 20.00 W Turville Horticultural Society AGM, Talk and Wine & Cheese , WT Village Hall, contact Jo 612817 for details Fri 11 19.00 Quiz Night, 6 per team, £10 per person, tapas provided, bar available, Chilterns MS Centre SAT 12 10.00-12.00 First Aid course, book through Wendover Children’s Centre: 01296 621143 SAT 12 15.00 Boo! & Bang! - Ghost Stories and Whacky Science, suitable for children 8+. £10 adult £3 child. St Anne’s Hall SAT 12 19.30 Oxford Philomusica Beethoven evening, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, see advert below for details SUN 13 09.15 Aylesbury Superhero run for charity, see page 6 MON 14 OCTOBER COPY DATE FOR WENDOVER NEWS Mon 14 (morning) Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide support group (2nd Monday each month), contact 07890 973751 Tue 15 19.30 Italian Wine Dinner, ‘Exploring the Hidden Gems of Italy’, Russell Arms, 01296 624411 Thu 17 09.00-14.00 Legacy Fair Antiques & Collectors Market. Wendover Memorial Hall. Entrance by charity donation Thu 17 14.30 Wendover Horticultural Society ‘Come a Little Closer,’ Wendover Library Room Thu 17 19.30 Table Runner Sewing Class, £25, Red Lion, contact rae@fabrichq.co.uk or 07761957283 to book a place Thu 17 20.00 Aylesbury Centre of the National Trust, Talk ‘The Scottish Islands’, Broughton Junior School Fri 18 20.00 SKA & MOD night with DJ Ray Steele, non-ticket event, Red Lion, Wendover SAT 19 09.00-13.00 Local Produce Market (3rd Saturday each month), Manor Waste Wendover SAT 19 and SUN 20 14.00-17.00 Open Garden—Acer Corner (10 Manor Road), entry by donation, proceeds to charity SAT 19 14.30 Family History Talk: Bucks FHS Digital Publications. Bucks FHS, Prebendal Farm Comm Ctre, HP19 7QW SAT 19 19.30 Jazz Extra, £10 adults, £1 children (5+),St Mary’s Church, tickets from Clocktower, see ad opposite Fri 25 18.00-18.30 Celebrate half term with intergalactic stories for children 3-8, Free event, Wendover Library Fri 25 20.00 Weston Turville Historical Society talk ‘Berkhamsted Castle’, £2 members, £3 visitors, WT Village Hall SAT 26 11.00-17.00 Halloween and Half Term Fun at Waddesdon Manor, free activities, grounds admission charges apply SAT 26 20.00 Heartsong – stories and songs to stir the soul and captivate the heart. Tickets: £12 Adult. St Mary’s Church SUN 27 11.00-17.00 Halloween and Half Term Fun at Waddesdon Manor, free activities, grounds admission charges apply Mon 28 10.00-12.00 Wendover Society Coffee Morning, all welcome, St Anne’s Hall Wed 30 11.00-15.00 Wild Wednesday – Halloween Special & 11.00-17.00 Halloween and Half Term Fun at Waddesdon Manor Thu 31 11.00-16.00 Halloween at Waddesdon including storytelling, crafts, face painting and pumpkins, charges apply Thu 31 14.30-16.00 Twins and Multiples group (last Thursday each month), Wendover Children’s Centre: 01296 621143

9am-2pm (Trade 8am)

Wendover Memorial Hall

Coffee Morning Monday 28 October 10am to 12pm St. Anne’s Hall Featuring

Display by Katherine Horton, local wildlife artist All welcome


A chance to get your questions answered by a panel of experts including Edwin Rye; BBC Gardener of the Year 2002. Sarah Nicholson; Flower specialist. David Prescott; Vegetable expert Saturday 26 October 2013 St Anne's Hall, Wendover Tickets £12.50 include a glass of wine or juice and a Ploughmans Drinks at 7 for 7.30pm Forum. Available at the Clock Tower 01296 696759 Proceeds in aid of Wendover Choral Society; Reg. charity no. 1107449.

October Loyalty Card Offers

See also www.wendoverloyaltycard.com and Wendover Hardware on the Manor Waste ADH window cleaning: up to 50%off gutter check (redeemed against cleaning if required); 25% off car cleaning*; 10% + £10 off first clean window cleaning**; 25% off patio cleaning *; 25% off commercial regular cleans of Wendover Chamber of Trade and Commerce members*** a little bird told me gallery: 25% off all 'Cable & Cotton' colourful indoor lights… great interior accessory or gift. Antiques @ Wendover: a draw to win a £10 Gift Voucher. The winner will be drawn after every 25 loyalty cards sales Cat Booker: please visit www.catbookerfitness.co.uk Costa: 10% discount this cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or the coffee club card Domino Equiping Solutions, 01296 623869: £18 per hour for support on IT including software, hardware and applications, offer ends 31 December FabricHQ: 20% off Jelly Rolls Lasting Powers of Attorney: 10% off to start a "Lasting Powers of Attorney" tel 07703 462 198 Maria Bray Nutritional Therapist: 10% off for initial appointment 581561 Scruples: every Carole Frank facial booked in October 50% discount on our new K-Pac 4 stage reconstructive Conditioning treatment for your hair The Bakers Shop meal deal: freshly made just for you ONLY £2.75 1 sandwich + 1 selected canned drink Village Environment Services: 20% discount on any accepted estimate for a CCTV drain survey or drain clearance. 07850 635 844., offer ends Jan 2014 Wendover Community Library: 10% discount on selected greetings cards

Regular Weekly Events

for November 2013 events, please contact us before Monday 11 October

Calendar entry FREE, one line; What’s On Box charity rate £12 : 20 words Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri 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 Mondays The Rotary Club of Wendover & District. For meeting times see www.wendoverrotary.org.uk Mondays 10.00-11.00 Peep, learning together for families with children aged 1-2. Book on 01296 621143 Mondays 13.30 Wendover Baby/Toddler Group 0-5yrs term time. Wendover Memorial Hall, details 01296 709791 Mondays 14.15-15.30 Bumps and Babies (siblings welcome), Wendover Children’s Centre, 01296 621143 Mondays 19.00 Free friendly run/jog club to suit you. Meet point RAF base Chestnut Avenue. Call Nikki 07868 873911 Tue & Wed 19.30 Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell. Details 01296 624089 10.00 Simply Walk, meet at Wendover Clock Tower for easy walk approx 1 hour. Details 01494 475367 Tuesdays Tuesdays 10.15-10.45 Bounce & Rhyme for 18mths-5years and 11.15-11.45 for under 18months. Wendover Library Tuesdays 13.30-15.00 Stay and Play, Wendover Children’s Centre: 01296 621143 Tuesdays 13.30-15.30 artsmart Drawing for Absolute Beginners, Wendy Lewis Studio, Wendover 01494 670372 Tuesdays 19.30 Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell 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 Wednesdays 09.30 Taster sewing classes, Fabric HQ, rae@fabrichq.co.uk Wednesdays 12.45-14.45 & 18.00-20.00 Beginners and Improvers art group, The Loft Studio, wendystudio@hotmail.com Wednesdays 18.00-19.00 Zumba Gold & 19.30-20.30 Zumba, both St Anne's Hall Wednesdays 19.45 - 20.45 Salsa Dance Classes at Wendover Royal British Legion. Bookings: 07767 234532 Thursdays 10.00-11.30 Tots Time, 0-5 year olds, Wendover Children’s Centre, 01296 621143 Thursdays 18.15 onwards : Kung Fu classes for kids and adults. St Anne’s Hall. Call Mark on 07809 403208. Thursdays 19.00 Ballroom & Latin Dance Class / 20.00 Dance. Wendover Memorial Hall. Details 01442 865734 Thursdays 19.45 Wendover Choral Society, St. Mary’s Church Wendover. Details 01296 620450 Thu & SAT 19.30-23.00 RAF Association Halton and Aylesbury Branch clubhouse open to public, Bldg 259 RAF Halton Fridays 10.00 Zumba Gold, St Anne’s Hall 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 Fridays 15.00-16.00 Pilates for Mums with Babies (babies come, too!), Wendover Children’s Centre: 01296 621143 SATURDAYS (bi-weekly) 10.30-12.00 Play for children with dads or male carers, Wendover Children’s Centre: 01296 621143 SUNDAYS 10.30 Weston Turville Union Chapel service. (Communion Service 1st Sunday of Month). All welcome SUNDAYS 20.00 Bingo at the Royal British Legion Club, Chiltern Road, All welcome


Saturday 16 November

at Wendover Memorial Hall Starts 11.30am

Leafleting from late October Enquiries 01296-623286


39 Chiltern Road, Wendover Friday 1 November 4pm-9pm Saturday 2 November 10am-2pm Crafts and food-stuffs from all over the world, Christmas cards, etc Refreshments - all welcome

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Sketch Clubs

Art classes for adults & children Limited places available

Saturday 28 September See website for full details www.julielue-artdesign.co.uk

01296 696212

07710 196334


Plant and Produce Market Saturday 5 Oct 10am to 1pm Gt Missenden Memorial Centre Admission Free CONCERT

St Mary the Virgin Weston Turville

Saturday 12 October, 7.30

The Dixieland Swing Kings

Trad Jazz in 1960's style Tickets £10 at door or Clocktower U18 free. Inc wine, refreshments Enquiries 424982

Christmas Supper Dance Wendover Memorial Hall Saturday 30 November

Live music by Southbound Tickets £20 each - Licensed bar

Tel: 01296 748659

WENDOVER MUSIC JAZZ EXTRA Saturday 19 October, 7.30 at St Mary's Church, Wendover

Sweet Chorus presents jazz classics inspired by Grappelli & Reinhardt Tickets £10 Children (5+) £1 from Wendover, Pr.Risborough and Aylesbury Tourist Information Offices. Call Aylesbury Visitor Information Centre – 01296 330559. (Booking fee will apply)

Details from 01296 615753


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More Events Euphorbias – KEHS Lecture

Strictly Florence ( Entries closed 26 July)

Tuesday 1 Oct, 8pm, Stewart Hall Timothy Walker, Director at the Oxford University Botanic Garden, will show that there is a spurge for every situation, discuss some of the best available and suggest some planting associations. For more information about the society, ring Tessa Madden on 01296 612648 or visit our website www.bucksinfo.net/kehs

Sunday 6 Oct, Waterside Theatre Aylesbury Strictly Florence will see 10 local dance couples—including Karen Thomas and son Liam from Wendover plus Sarah Sagar from Ivan Cammack Optometrist (see page 17) take to the stage with their newfound skills in what promises to be a night of dance to remember. Tickets available from ATG tickets, www.atgtickets.com/shows/strictly-florence/ aylesbury-waterside-theatre/#overview_tab

Grand opening of Spice Garden

Wednesday 2 Oct, 57 Tring Road Don’t miss the grand opening of Spice Garden fully qualified & experienced with a special evening offer of all food half price. clementscarpentry@hotmail.co.uk To avoid disappointment book: 01296 620500 01296 625863 Artists and Makers Fair 07584 201706 Sat & Sun 5-6 Oct, 10am-4pm, Waddesdon The Artists and Makers Fair will bring together local artists including painters, printmakers, Soft furnishing photographers, ceramicists, jewellers, textile  Loose covers and glassmakers and many more at The Glass  Curtains House in Waddesdon. Entry is £3 per  Re-Upholstery adult, with much of the proceeds going  Tracks & Poles to local charities Helen and Douglas TEN YEAR GUARANTEE House and Young Carers Bucks. This is always a good place to start Christmas shopping For personal, helpful service, please call early and take home some locally-made, 01844 261769 handcrafted pieces of art. For more details click 07802 213 381 on www.sallyevansevents.co.uk

Graham Blake


Free Jogging Group Mondays 7pm Chestnut Avenue, Halton NEW for October: this run/jog/walk activity has its emphasis on getting people off the couch and outside to exercise as part of a friendly group of like minded people. In the woods until it’s darker, then it’ll be on pavements. Meet at the entrance to the RAF base on Chestnut Avenue in Halton.

Wendover Evening WI Tuesday 8 Oct, 8pm, St Anne’s Hall The speaker will be Frances Benton talking about her “Passion for Pearls”. There will be an opportunity for members and guests to browse through Frances’ collection of pearl jewellery. The jewellery can be purchased. Do come along and enjoy the evening. Guests always welcome, details: Margaret Currell 01296 582318


Interior Design


Inspiring interiors & gorgeous gifts! Curtains, cushions, soft furnishings. Plus beautiful, original pieces for the home in all price ranges. Free wrapping, free local delivery, and free mistletoe with every purchase during the Christmas season! Call 07786 990 537 or contact trixy@liveluxe.co.uk

More Events

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Tue 8 Oct, 8pm, WRVS Hall, Rickmansworth Speaker Dr Evan Harris, former Lib Dem MP.

to today's genealogist. Free. Non-members welcome. A small donation is appreciated www.bucksfhs.org.uk/

HS2 Property Compensation Consultation

Wendover Village Quiz

Chiltern Humanists

The consultations on property compensation matters, including a property bond are taking place this month. The nearest ones to (and in) Wendover are listed below:  Stoke Mand. Stadium (Olympic Lodge Hotel), Guttmann Road, Aylesbury HP21 9PP, Wed 09/10, 12pm – 8pm

 Missenden Abbey Conference Centre, London

Road, Great Missenden HP16 0BD, Tue 15/10, 12pm – 8pm

 Wendover Memorial Hall, Wharf Road, Wendover HP22 6HF, Sat 02/11, 10am – 5pm

Carers Bucks Support Group Thursday 10 Oct, 1-3pm, Library Room One of our former carers will be reading from her collection of poems inspired by her experiences. There will also be a chance to ask questions you might have about your caring role. Refreshments provided, no charge. Contact 0300 777 2722 or www.carersbucks.org for info.

Record Keeping For Genealogists Thu 10 Oct, 7.30pm, SM Comm Ctre, HP22 5UJ An organised system of record keeping will keep genealogical discoveries not only safely stored, but also easily retrievable. Kirsty Gray, Chairman of the Guild of One-Name Studies will highlight the many record keeping possibilities available

ROUND THE BEND DRIVING SCHOOL Special offer - £15 per hour for the first three hours, then just £23 per hour! If you are interested call Brian on

01442 381549 or 07988 742385

Starts Thurs 10 Oct, 7:30pm, W Bowls Club All welcome to the Bowls Club in Dobbins Lane, friendly bar, support your favourite team.

Weston Turville Horticultural Society

Kate Holt Book Keeping Bureau VAT ReTuRns • pAyRoll • RTi Management accounts Sage training


07841 427832 Thursday 10 Oct, 8pm, WT Village Hall Kate.holt@virgin.net The first meeting of the new season includes our AGM and the talk “Adventure in the Vegetable Sewing Seams Easy Sewing Clubs Plot” by Amanda Rose of Askett Nurseries on the Transform the drab into fab with an Risborough Road. A cheese & wine social will arsenal of needles and thread, I’ll show you how to fix up your follow. For more information, please call Jo wardrobe and home with finesse, Spencer on 612817.

Chilterns MS Centre Quiz Night

one sewing project at a time.

call Mary Anne on 07761 222196

Friday 11 Oct, 7pm, Chilterns MS Centre Maximum 6 people per team, £10 per person. All electrical work undertaken: Tapas and refreshments available.

Boo! & Bang!

Domestic, Commercial & Industrial Installations and testing, CRB checked Call Daniel 07719 570327 / 01296 581715 www.djcelectrical.co.uk d.chamlet@djcelectricalcontractors.co.uk

Saturday 12 Oct, 3pm, St Anne’s Hall Cat Weatherill makes a welcome return with Spooky Ghost Stories and Whacky Science. PETER ELLIS Suitable for families with children 8+ . Tickets: £10 Adult £3 Child from Mike Spain at 01296 PAINTER & DECORATOR Interior & Exterior 622678 and mjp.spain@btopenworld.com or via Contact names left at the Clock Tower. Proceeds sponsor 01296 582900 (Local) BkB Uganda Orphans. pupils into primary 07739 709583 education.

Our newly refurbished hair and beauty salon is now complete and fully open. Please feel free to call in and take a look at our new modern décor, pick up a price list and see the recently launched Joico hair care range. With Christmas approaching it’s time to think about buying gift cards. Online booking available: www.scruplesofwendover.co.uk Scruples, 16 High Street, Wendover. HP22 6EA T : (01296) 622043

facebook.com/ScruplesOfWendover twitter.com/ScruplesHBB

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ROY COATES Building Services Repairs to

Guttering Leaking Roofs Flashings Brickwork Competitive Rates

 01296 625296 07885 095366 General building work Local Builder 1963-2013 Non VAT registered

More Events

Aylesbury Superhero Fun Run

Sunday 13 Oct, from 9.15am, Watermead The Aylesbury Superhero 5K returns for the Florence Nightingale Hospice’s 25th Anniversary Year. Registration £10 per person (16+), £7.50 for 2-15-year-olds and under 2’s go FREE. Entry forms on www.aylesburysuperhero.co.uk, by contacting the charity on 01296 429975, or on the day.

No1 Christmas launch

Monday 14 October 9.00am to 6pm BARRY BAUGHAN Please join us for a glass of mulled wine to Experienced GARDENER celebrate the launch of our Christmas range

Reliable Service

Tel: 01296 613973

Man & Van Wendover based Single Items House Clearance Fully Insured Eco LPG Mercedes


077942 68575 01296 696352 david@cooleprojects.com

Liveluxe Grand Opening Thursday 17 Oct, 6-8pm, The Courtyard Shops (behind the Antiques Centre on the High Street) New shop launch party! All The Courtyard shops will be open during this event, giving you the opportunity for some very special late-night shopping. Come have a glass of bubbles, and discover what The Courtyard is all about!

SKA & MOD Night Friday 18 Oct, 8pm, Red Lion Non ticket event performed live by DJ Ray Steele 6Ts MOD & revival, Rocksteady, Ska, Reggae etc.

Open Garden– Acer Corner Sat 19th & Sun 20th Oct, 2-5pm, 10 Manor Rd


Donations shared between the National Garden Scheme and the South Bucks Jewish Community. Hot drinks and cakes.

Bucks FHS Digital Publications Sat 19 Oct, 2.30pm, Prebendal Fm, HP19 7QW Derek Ayshford and Brian Horridge demonstrate some of the Society's latest digital publications. Non-members very welcome. A small donation is appreciated www.bucksfhs.org.uk/

Free Family Film Night Sat 19 Oct, 6.30pm, Wendover Christian Centre A fun evening out with the family is on offer Film TBC! No need to book, just come at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start. Refreshments (including free ice cream and popcorn!) provided. All welcome (unaccompanied adults too!).

Sweet Chorus—Wendover Music Saturday 19 Oct, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church Swing classics inspired by Stephane Grappelli. Tickets £10 (under 18’s £1) from Wendover Clock Tower, Prices Risborough Tourist Information Centre or 01296 615753.

Berkhamsted Castle Friday 25 Oct, 8pm, WT Village Hall Speaker John Waller is a steward and guide at Berkhamsted Castle. Entrance £2/£3, including refreshments. Please call Chris Gill on 01296 613754, email secretary@wthsoc.org.uk.

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Attention all gardeners!

Saturday 26 Oct, 7pm, St Anne’s Hall A team of expert gardeners will be giving their Tel: 01296 625433 time to present “A Gardeners' Forum”. The experts will include Edwin Rye, plus 2 specialists, PAINTING & DECORATING Sarah Nicholson (flowers) and David Prescott V. SIMMONS (vegetables). Tickets £12.50 include a glass of 40 years experience wine or juice upon arrival plus a ploughman's For best prices, ring : supper and quiz during the interval. Drinks at Home 01296 613387 7pm and the Forum will start at 7.30pm. Tickets Mobile: 07712 620167 from The Clock Tower 01296 696759. Proceeds to Wendover Choral Society. Reg. Charity no. 1107449 Over 30 years experience

11+ Coaching in Wendover with Experienced Tutor

For more details phone:

07789 690139 01296 625548

Heartsong Saturday 26 Oct, 8pm, St Mary’s Church Stories and songs to stir the soul and captivate the heart. Live music too – songs performed with an Indian shruti box and the dulcimer. Tickets: £12 Adult from Mike Spain at 01296 622678 and mjp.spain@btopenworld.com or via names left at the Clocktower.

Strictly MK

(Macmillan Cancer Support and Willen Hospice) Sat 26 Oct, 7.30pm, Bury Farm, Slapton LU7 9BT THE PRACTICAL Tickets £25-£50, extensive details on GARDENING www.strictlymk.co.uk/ COMPANY

Reliable Lady Gardeners Fairtrade Sale Garden tidying Fri 1 & Sat 2 Nov, times below, 39 Chiltern Rd Regular garden maintenance

Tel: 07732 484545 Crafts and food-stuffs from all over the world,

Christmas cards and much more! Tea, coffee, cakes, local burgers on Friday, ploughman’s lunches on Saturday. Everyone welcome. See advert p3

Thanksgiving and Memorial Service Sunday 3 Nov, 3 pm, St Mary's Church For those who are missing someone who has died, Churches Together in Wendover provides an annual opportunity to remember a loved one. This year the Thanksgiving and Memorial Service takes place at 3pm on Sunday 3 November at St Mary’s Church. If you wish to have someone remembered by name, collect a form from one of the churches or @stmary’s, 11 High Street. Completed forms should be returned by Sunday 20 October. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Rotary Craft Fair Saturday 9 Nov, Weston Turville Village Hall Save the date! A wonderful selection of stalls , more details next month. Fri 22 Nov, 7:30pm Wendover Mem Hall This quiz is raising money for Wendover Celebrates 2014 Medieval Style with some questions on that theme. Tickets £12 each, sold in tables of 8, from Wendover Community Library. Fish ‘n’ chip supper included.


Halton Village Fete


My internet explorer was permanently set to the local weather pages on the approach to 1 September in desperate hope of a sunny day. When so much effort had gone into preparing for the Halton Village Fete, the element that can have the biggest effect was literally out of our control. But we needn't have worried. Despite the weather forecast saying overcast all day, the rays of sunshine peeked over the top of the trees at 10 o'clock in the morning and stayed with us all day. And what a day it was with over 2500 people enjoying the music, the stalls, the classic cars, the BBQ and refreshments and of course, the beer tent. The vintage bus transported over 1100 people up to Halton House who had a fantastic open day as well. Laurie Holloway MBE, his trio and the 2013 students from the Montgomery Holloway Trust performed again for us in the evening making a perfect end to the day. The event raised over £10,000 for this year's chosen charities, Iain Rennie, Chilterns Air Ambulance and other local charities. But an event like this doesn't happen without volunteers giving freely of their time so a very big thank you to the 60 plus who helped on the

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day. The following day I turned over my little desk calendar. It has a saying for each day. It read, "There is a difference between pure service and paid employment, and it is located in the heart." Look forward to seeing you all again next year Grace Tipson

RAF Halton Engagement Day Group Captain Simon Harper welcomed many enthusiastic visitors to the Engagement Day at RAF Halton on Wednesday 18 September to celebrate the day when the first plane visited a Rothschild field as Britain prepared for a war. We need volunteers to help with all aspects of our work Since then RAF Halton has developed beyond all 01296 432339 recognition and become an integral part of local life. This was recognised in the Freedom Parade TRING Friendly held in Wendover on 22 March 2013.

Local RAF Halton now trains all non-officer RAF Service recruits. They and their families are therefore very fond of this beautiful area as it forms a backdrop to a very important formative time in their lives. The feeling is mutual and Wendover benefits, for example, from the First Responder unit based in the camp. We’re all looking forward to the next 100 years! www.wendovernews.co.uk for photos & videos


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We also offer an installation service for any goods you have purchased from anywhere.We will install and set up for you.

64-66 Akeman Street

01442 822450


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Peter Bird Garden Design RHS Medal Winning Designer offering an individual and creative design, construction and planting service call Peter on 01296 622790 www.peterbirddesign.co.uk

 Poor Reception Solved

- Aerials repaired & supplied

 TVs - Hung on your wall for you Also supplied & tuned

 Extra TV Points

- For aerial & Sky (in HD!)


- also Foreign Language TV

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

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Will you be a criminal from May 2014? The lobbying bill makes saying anything that might influence elections subject to draconian regulations. The Electoral Commission is aghast. The anti-HS2 campaign has been a real nuisance and the hybrid bill needs a break. And the hybrid bill is looming. HS2Ltd intends to table it in the commons this year. The justification now is that HS2 is about capacity (more trains) not high speed. The “independent” KMPG report that cost HS2 Ltd £200,000 claims £15bn of nonsense benefits for HS2 (in 2037) - and was rapidly rubbished for fundamental errors. The Hybrid stages are firstly a consultation on the environmental statement, maybe only 8 weeks over this Christmas. There will be vast amounts of paper. The second reading in Spring will agree to build it. Then we can petition the parliamentary committee – our only hope of a proper bored tunnel. HS2Ltd refuses to advocate a tunnel for the whole AONB. The, final, community forum showed that HS2 has hardly changed anything since 2012. In fact, the earth isn’t now moving at all for HS2: they will dump 800,000 m3 of spoil in the AONB near us. In the meantime, the new compensation consultation is running till Dec 8 with a Memorial Hall show on 2 November (www.gov.uk/government/consultations/hs2-

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property-compensation-consultation-2013). There is a “rural” property bond proposal but probably only if you live between 60 and 120m from the line. See page 5 for other dates. The Supreme Court Judicial appeal is 15 and 16 October. The UK’s leading environmental judge found against the government last time and it might go to Europe for the decider. If the judges do not force a rethink, we need to get a strong parliamentary petition together. Please write to David Lidington to seek a longer environmental consultation and to oppose the attack on free speech.

Wildlife more important than speed of the trains, say environmentalists Now the Government has admitted that the speed of the proposed HS2 (high speed rail) route between London, the Midlands and the north of England is “almost irrelevant”, it could avoid damaging impacts on wildlife. “If ultra-high speed isn’t such an important factor, HS2 Ltd should be re-examining the route to avoid doing so much environmental damage,” says Matt Jackson, head of conservation strategy at the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust. “The proposed speed of HS2 is directly responsible for some of its most environmental impacts on ancient woodlands and important habitats for rare wildlife. Not only does it take


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more energy to reach high speeds, but the route itself, which can only make gentle turns and climbs, can’t avoid wildlife sites along the route”, he said. “If the Government says the project is no longer about speed, then the route should be looked at again to see where slower speeds would allow route adjustments. This would mean the route could avoid nature reserves such as Calvert Jubilee, and other wildlife assets including the ancient woodlands of Bernwood Forest, home to the rare Bechstein’s bats”. Calvert Jubilee, one of the Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves, is directly affected by the HS2 proposals. Suggestions that the route could be moved to reduce the impact on the reserve were rejected by HS2 Ltd earlier this year because of the speed of the trains. Bechstein’s bats are protected from disturbance under UK and European Law, and were only discovered in Bernwood Forest, which straddles the HS2 route, just before the route was selected.

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Matt Jackson said: “When the HS2 preferred route was first published we were astounded there was no intention to investigate the ecological impacts of route alternatives before the line was fixed. Now that the Government has acknowledged that speed is not the deciding factor for HS2, HS2 Ltd should look again at the route through the Bernwood Forest area, and could offer alternatives that would protect the Bechstein’s bats.” HS2 Ltd has carried out surveys to examine the ecological effects of the proposals, but over a very short timescale. This raises the very real worry that there will be significant information that hasn’t been taken account of in the scheme when it is put before Parliament later this year.

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Rennie Grove Hospice Shop in Wendover celebrates first anniversary


Congratulations to the Iain Rennie Hospice Shop in Wendover High Street which celebrated its first anniversary on Saturday 7 September. This Hair by Danielle has been a busy year during which the shop had In the luxury of your own home a new manager Fully qualified hair stylist Free consultation and the Charity £5.00 off your first hair had a merger and appointment with this ad name change. Tel: 07984 222025 Some things stay constant and Liz Brown General Hatha Yoga Emily Conway Pregnancy & Postnatal Yoga has been a Therapeutic Yoga Saturday only 01296 624004 07941 425187 Volunteer since lizbrown@siggers.co.uk the opening of www.lizbrownyoga.co.uk the shop a year ago. She is a P B CARPENTRY student at Fully qualified Aylesbury High School now in her second year of cabinet maker / joiner 'A' levels. Chloe Baker has been serving in the shop as a volunteer during the Summer break, Kitchen installation Flooring working sometimes several days a week. Chloe Fitted Wardrobes is returning to Nottingham University to Cabinets continue her Degree in Ancient History. Stud Walling Door hanging Tiling

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Changes at St Anne’s A Memorial Service for Canon Timothy Russ, Priest of St Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, was held in the church on 6 September. Timothy

died on 29 June after a short illness and his funeral was held in Immacualte Heart of Mary Church on 7 July. Members of all Wendover Churches took part in his Memorial Service on 6 September in St Anne’s along with former colleagues who had worked with him during the 17 years since he came to serve the Roman Catholic Parish of Great Missenden and Wendover. The congregation heard about his early life, an only child brought up by his mother after his father died in the Second World War, about his training and work as a Catholic priest and as a partner in Churches Together in Wendover. While it was acknowledged that Timothy’s background and disposition gave him a rarified outlook, there were many affectionate memories and tribute was paid to his sense of duty, his diligence, his willingness to cooperate with other denominations and his faith. St Anne's Roman Catholic Church is pleased to announce the appointment of their new Priest, Father Wayne Coughlin. He comes to St Anne's Church from the Church of Our Lady of Charity and St Augustine in Daventry. Father Wayne will be living in Damien House, the Presbytery associated with Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Great Missenden as he looks after both churches in this Parish. He is very much looking forward to being part of the community at Wendover and Great Missenden from early October and assures us all of his prayers.

News from Wendover Health Centre 01296 623452 Changes To Our Usual Opening Hours such as COPD, asthma (if using inhaled We will close at 13.00 on Wednesday steroids), heart disease and diabetes; and the main carer for an elderly or disabled 9 October for staff training. person whose welfare may be at risk if you Influenza Vaccination fall ill. If you are unsure if you are eligible We are offering seasonal flu vaccine on please see our posters in reception or these dates to those eligible according to check our website www.westongrove.com . the first letter of their Saturday Surnames All children aged 2 and 3 years surname (see table). All will be offered a flu vaccine that is A–C clinics run from 8.30am - 19 October delivered into the nose. We will 12noon. You do not need contact parents directly with 26 October D–I an appointment, simply details. Those aged 4-18 years J–P arrive on the day. The car 2 November with long term conditions should park is always very busy so attend the Saturday flu clinics. 9 November Q-Z please walk to the surgery We will be sending reminders by if you are able to do so. If you cannot text message so please ensure that we attend on the allocated day please choose have your mobile phone number if you an alternative Saturday or contact would like to make use of this service. Reception. Additional flu clinics may be held; please check our website or posters in Shingles vaccine reception. A new vaccine is available in England to

high risk of shingles and stand to benefit most from vaccination. Due to limited stocks, only people aged 70 to 79 can be offered the vaccine this year. We will contact those who are eligible directly, again please check that we have your mobile number if you would like a text reminder. Hearing Tests We no longer offer hearing tests (audiometry) at the Heath Centre. If you have a hearing problem please make an appointment with your doctor who can advise and refer you appropriately. Some local high street hearing aid suppliers provide free hearing tests.

Travel vaccines There is a national shortage of Yellow Fever and Typhoid vaccine and we have only very limited supplies. We therefore regret that Eligible patients include all those aged 65 protect against the development of we may not be able to meet demand for or over on 31 March 2014; all pregnant shingles (Herpes Zoster). The vaccine is these vaccines. The situation is expected to women; patients with long term conditions being targeted at older people, who are at ease towards the end of the year.


Don’t say the ‘C’ word!

We know it really is still a little too early for most of you to start the planning, let’s face it there is still half term to get through. But niggling in the back of your mind is the thought that the countdown has well and truly started, your friends and family are halfway through their to do lists, their shopping is well under way, cake is baked …. how long until your panic sets in? And they say the festive period is a time to enjoy! To help you through the next few weeks we have a step by step Check List/ Survival Plan: C Christmas Party? check out menus from £25 with early bird deals at Russell Arms H Hampers, whether you need large or small, business or pleasure, 1 or 1000, No2 can help R Relax, deep breath (remember this should be fun) and enjoy a glass of bubbles at the counter in No2 whilst you plan NYE at Russell Arms I Interesting Wines and Spirits for the men / or women in your life from the independent No2 Pound Street S Stocking fillers (and stockings indeed!) at No2 Pound Street T Tidings of joy from the Cheese Counter at No2, our Christmas Cheese deal will be back M Make it special with a meal at Russell Arms, book a night with the girls or an office get together, or even the big day ~ you deserve it A Big Green Egg…………….. the ultimate man gift this year! S Shopping events with discounts at No2 Pound Street ~ gifts made easy Sssshhh, that was easy…. keep it to yourself or everyone will know how much fun you had getting ready…… no need to mention the C word!

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Christmas at Rumsey’s Chocolaterie

The build-up to the festive period is a wonderful time at Rumsey’s, full of promise and excitement. Rumsey’s chocolateries in Wendover and Thame pride themselves on their beautifully crafted and lovingly prepared Christmas lunches. Book Your Christmas Lunch – ideal for business and party bookings. From week commencing 11 November between 12 and 3pm, you can enjoy a glass of mulled wine or hot apple & cinnamon juice as a warming aperitif, followed by a festive feast of a sandwich. Nigel Rumsey’s homemade mince pies with cream, brandy butter or ice cream make a delicious dessert and you can enjoy them all with a lovely glass of wine or a Chiltern Brewery beer – and a sensational handmade chocolate to finish. All this for only £25 per person and each member of the party will receive an amazing voucher for a 10% discount on the purchase of Christmas chocolates of £15 or more. Reserve a place or table on 01296 625060 (Wendover) or 01844 260303 (Thame). You can buy beautifully created Christmas chocolates on the day or order online www.rumseys.co.uk Watch out too for details of a very special Christmas shopping event on Wednesday 4 December at Wendover with a free welcome drink and lots of eye-catching gifts to tempt you with special discounts and a fun prize draw to win a large chocolate father Christmas. Please ask in the Wendover shop for details. Rumsey’s also run a great selection of chocolate making courses for budding chocolatiers of all ages at Thame. There are kid’s courses for 5-10 year olds and 10-15 years and super fun chocolate ‘Heaven’ and Figurine making courses for over 16s. Please see online for booking details or ask in the Thame shop.


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Lady Grey Tearoom

Now a grand 18 months old Lady Grey continues to evolve, serving traditional breakfasts of crumpets etc. We have an extensive lunch selection for example leek and goats cheese quiche with a yummy walnut pastry. Our shelves are stacked with fabulous homemade pickles and unusual gifts. We have been asked to join the Celiac Society website as a listed venue supplying gluten free cakes and scones.

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Please join us for a glass of mulled wine to celebrate the launch of our Christmas range on

We are busy making our Christmas cakes so, place your orders now to guarantee a delicious treat this Christmas. As well as all of this we still offer a selection of fresh homemade cakes. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Monday 14 October 9am to 6pm Beautiful decorations, unique gift ideas and lovely home accessories

Seasonal Beers and Awards The Chiltern Brewery prides itself on its seasonal beers. Copper Beech Autumn Ale was released in September to celebrate the autumn colouring of the leaves in The Chilterns and may still be available, whilst October sees the arrival of Three Hundreds Old Ale. You can enjoy these at the Brewery’s tap, the Farmers’ Bar in the King’s Head in Market Square Aylesbury and from the brewery shop in Terrick near Wendover. The shop is being improved and enhanced this month with lots more information on producers of the lovely food and drink products, including many of the food items made with the brewery’s own beer. There is also a better insight into The Chiltern Brewery’s brewing process and the story behind their mouth-watering and unique range of beers. The shop recently won a “Highly Commended” Certificate in The Chiltern Society’s Farm Shop Awards.

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Traditional breakfasts Delicious Lunches Homemade cakes Pickles, gifts, cards and lots more ORDERS NOW BEING TAKEN FOR OUR CHRISTMAS CAKES Deadline 20th November Find us behind Wendover Antique Centre

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Treat friends and family this Christmas to a scrumptious selection of Rumsey’s Chocolates. A sweet gift for a sweet tooth!

Think delicious decorations for your tree. Think exciting stocking fillers. Think luxury hand-made dark chocolate. NEW THIS WINTER (11th November – 17th of January) Christmas lunches for businesses or private groups, with a glass of mulled wine on arrival, Christmas sandwiches and a festive dessert. Tempted? Come and find out more on December 4th at Rumsey’s Late Night Christmas Shopping Evening. There will be special seasonal discounts, a prize draw and a free drink! Or… Call 01296 625 060 Visit www.rumseys.co.uk Tweet @rumseyschoc – to find out more

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With the advent of social and electronic media, we tend to write and photograph more than ever before. However, this is all about the “now”. Few of us preserve our life experiences in a way that will be clear in even a year’s time, let alone a hundred. It’s never too early to start, but managing a biography can be daunting. JourneyBook is the brainchild of Wendover local entrepreneur, Paul Greasby. JourneyBook helps people capture and preserve life experiences through compelling stories and images. With a personal biography and photographic team, we help unravel your personal journey and deliver beautiful colour hardback books and ebooks, for all to enjoy. We provide a multi-tier service. From our Managed Service where we manage a writing project end-to-end, to our expanding free resources supporting people managing their own writing project. Our key services are also available on a pay-as-you-go basis. One example is our photographic service which involves scanning and repairing even the most worn and dated photographs, and professionally reprinting them. We also create JourneyBooks for companies.

Celebrate the Festive Season with the George and Dragon, Wendover Whether a Christmas lunch or evening meal book with the George and Dragon for authentic Thai food and good quality drinks at very reasonable prices. The George and Dragon is a traditional pub coupled with an authentic Thai restaurant, we have great value offers and extensive set menus so you can celebrate your Christmas party in a comfortable environment with great food and a fully stocked bar. We have a full a la carte menu and set menus starting from £15 which will be available throughout the festive season and in addition we can work with you to ensure that the options on our set menus are right for you and your party. Our team here at the George and Dragon have worked with us now for a number of years and are well equipped to deliver the service and experience that you and your party would expect. Call us now to make your reservation and discuss your requirements with a member of the team.

Cllr Steve Bowles Steve Bowles, one of our AVDC Counsellors, who has been selected to serve in the cabinet of the Leader Neil Blake. Steve is taking on the Major Projects and Economic Development portfolios.

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Wine evenings with Local wine expert Neil Irvine Wednesday October 23rd & Wednesday November 20th

Christmas Party Menu and Christmas Platter Menu now available To book your party or reserve a wine evening place Call John on: 01296 696380 or email: info@twistwendover.com 20 High Street, Wendover Buckinghamshire, HP22 6AR Tel: 01296 696380 Email: info@twistwendover.com Website: www.twistwendover.com Open: Monday-Saturday: 9am-12am Sunday: 9am-11.30pm Food served all day.

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All female couple!!! A receptionist from local opticians Ivan Cammack has been selected to join the only all-female partnership entered in the “Strictly Florence” ballroom dance competition being held on Sunday 6 October at the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury, to raise money for the Florence Nightingale Hospice in their 25th Anniversary year. Receptionist Sarah Sagar was originally put on the reserve list as there were enough men to have 12 couples. However Sarah was delighted when she was called to say one of the men had dropped out and she was in! Sarah who has no dance experience commented: “The hospice charity is such an important local charity and I am hoping to raise lots of money to support this cause, my target being £1000. My dance partner Vashti and I think we may well be the novelty act of the evening, but don’t be fooled! Vashti and I have been training hard for our tango and cha cha cha and we hope to dazzle! Training is pretty tough as I am not particularly fit, but I really wanted to enter the competition.” This fantastic event will see BBC Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel-Horwood making a special VIP appearance on the night, alongside celebrity chef, writer & presenter Lotte Duncan. Anyone wishing to sponsor Sarah or make a donation can do so by calling in at Ivan Cammack Opticians in Wendover, or using the website link: www.make-a-donation.org/fundraisers/strictly-beginners/


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A Few years ago we launched a charity division called Landscape Gardener “Community Responders�, this Decking, Walls, Drives, Lawns, initiative depends on members Ponds, Patios, Paths and all of the community volunteering General Landscaping within their local area to Wendover (01296) 696840 respond to emergencies giving lifesaving treatment prior to the ambulance arriving. Nick Taylor


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of training at one of our training centres, explaining how to recognize and treat many life threatening medical emergencies, ranging from cardiac arrest to strokes in the elderly down to infants, to name but a few of the situations the volunteers may face. Once they have successfully completed the course they are supplied with an Automated

External Defibrillator, breathing equipment and a mobile phone. The volunteer responders can then respond, to an emergency in their local community and tend to the needs of the most vulnerable, whilst an ambulance is on route. Due to the close proximity of the volunteer responder to the emergency they are very often first on scene and their actions can directly affect the outcome of the patient, this will have an impact on the lives of the their family and friends within your community. We are currently looking for volunteers to be a part of this lifesaving scheme to help within your community. Do you have a few hours a week to spare? No prior med ical knowledge required as full training is given. If you would like to find out more then visit our website www.southcentralambulance.nhs.uk Or get in touch by email cfr@scas.nhs.uk or derek.flint@scas.nhs.uk

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John Colet Success John Colet students, and staff, were celebrating this summer as they achieved a wealth of GCSE passes. Nervous students gathered at school to receive their results, with 80% of students achieving A* - C grade in five subjects and 60% achieving A* - C in five subjects including Maths and English, the nerves were quickly replaced with excitement and happiness. The highest achievers this year included:Nick Dean who attained 9A*s, 2As and 2 Bs Orie Amandi with 5A*s, 6As and 1B Millie Douglas with 4 A*s and 6As Sam Bailey with 10 As or A*s, 1B and 1C Sophie Bennewith with 8A or A*s, 3Bs and 1C Lucy Llewellyn who celebrated 8A or A*s and 4B Head Teacher, Christine McLintock was there to congratulate the students, she said: “The results this year are absolutely stunning. These fantastic results reflect the hard work the students have put in to their exams. I am very proud of the all involved, and must commend the teachers who always go the extra mile to support the students in their studies.” The A Level results were equally impressive. The top achievers included:Rachel Durrant with an A* in Maths, A and a B in Double Award ICT and a D in Further Maths. Rachel is going to study Maths and Computing at Warwick University. Josh Smith with an A in Business Studies, A and B in Double Award ICT. Josh is still considering the various options available to him.

October 2013



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Cool Weather Fitness 'How To Boost Your Metabolism' This summary of ways to boost your metabolism, get healthier, lose weight, control fat and feel great is a must read. The Autumn and Winter is a great time for this. The chill makes your body work harder. ORGANIC is better, and not always affordable but fat cells hold pesticides, for least contaminated foods check out: food news.org/ fulllist.


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CALCIUM Sorry, supplements don't have the same effect. Milk or low fat yoghurt are a great afternoon snack. IRON Ladies, you need this during certain times and leafy green vegetables, fortified cereals, beans or broccoli help. SLEEP, FITNESS & HEAT - What a concoction! Several hours sleep is needed, it controls hormones that effect hunger spikes and the metabolism. Fitness in INTERVAL formats fires the metabolism showing greater thigh and waist fat reduction. Strength training with controlled Bodyweight exercises or using suspensions systems or weights like KETTLEBELLS challenges the muscles, but it needs to be tough.

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Club Corner

Pink October

Scannappeal is looking for individuals and groups to get together in October and organise a pink themed fundraising activity to help create a totally digital breast screening service and improve the diagnosis of breast cancer care in Bucks. If you can help, or have your own ideas, please contact the Scannappeal office to discuss your plans and reserve pink balloons, collection boxes and other fund raising materials. All proceeds to the Digital Breast Screening Appeal for Bucks. Contact details: t: 01494 734161 w: www.scannappeal.org.uk e: info.scannappeal@buckshealthcare.nhs.uk

Wendover Swimming Association The weather has been good again in August and the additional sessions during the day have proved to be very popular. As we move in to the autumn term, we have re-introduced some swimming schools and changed the daytime sessions to accommodate being back at school. Please let us know what you think. WSA is now in the process of setting up as an Incorporated Charity and we hope to have more news on this next month. We always need volunteers to be lifeguards, first aiders, administrators and water testers, and now we are also keen to hear from anyone who is

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Mid Bucks Beekeepers Association Following a busy and generally productive season we turn our minds to preparing exhibits for annual Honey Shows. The Bucks County Honey Show and AGM will be held on 12 October in High Wycombe, the Mid Bucks AGM and Honey Show will be held on 16 October. Our attendance at the Bucks County show in August was very successful, rolling over 240 candles with children and much interest in our 2014 Beginners Course being expressed. For details of our course and other activities go to www.mbbka.org.uk.

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Wendover Men’s Football To mark the end of the summer the club held a very successful, friendly and fun six aside tournament enjoyed by all. The club raised some funds and enjoyed some good afternoon and excellent evening entertainment. Thank you to everyone who came for their support. After a successful pre-season and a couple of very positive results, the first XI has opened with some attractive pressing football, despite a narrow loss and a draw in the first two games. The second team has commenced under new management, and is aiming to forge a solid team for the campaign after demonstrating some

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potential in the pre-season and opening fixtures. To mark the new season we presented our new club kit alongside its proud sponsor Sweeney’s Budgens. The club held its annual squad photo on the morning of Saturday 21st September outside the Wendover store. The club would like to thank Budgens and Dary Sweeney for sponsoring the club and the revenue driven as a result. We also thank the Lionel-Abel Smith Trust for their contribution and the club hopes to show off some new training equipment in the coming weeks. The nights are inevitably becoming darker earlier, so the club will be moving its training to a synthetic, floodlit pitch at Meadowcroft in Aylesbury and welcomes anybody keen, to get down and join in. We also welcome anyone who is free to come by and support either of the teams on a Saturday afternoon. For more information or any enquiries please either: Visit Wendover Men’s FC Facebook page Contact the first team manager: Mike Gregory on 07783 841905 Also look out for our Wendover News Community Organisation page (WN website) Training from 1 October 8.30pm Meadowcroft (opposite the community centre) Aylesbury HP19 9HH Proudly sponsored by Sweeney’s Budgens

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Club Corner Wendover Cricket Club Wendover Cricket Club hosted a Charity game on Sunday 25 August at Witchell to help raise a grand total of £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. In addition, the club bar made £250, part of which was donated to the MacMillan total and the remainder will go towards helping its youth cricket programme. A huge thank you goes to the many local businesses whose generosity contributed fantastic raffle prizes and it was great to see the local community club together for such an important charity. The Jollyboys claimed the champion's trophy.

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The senior teams ended their league season with the 1 st XI being Runners-up in Division 1, despite only winning one of their last 3 games. The 2nd XI had a strong end to the season by winning the last 2 games played and so finished 8th in Division 2. The President’s Day match saw the President’s team score 316 for 6, but the game was washed out after the Chairman’s team had reached 87 for 2 in reply.


The Club’s annual 50/50 Auction is being held on Saturday 16 November at the Wendover Memorial Hall. Leaflets will be delivered in the Wendover area as usual, probably in late October.

Wendover Tennis and Squash Club The Aylesbury District Tennis League gets underway this month. After a successful 12 months with our Ladies 1, Mens 1 and Mixed 1 teams all being promoted we wish our teams well for the coming season. Our Junior Squash squad is doing well with several players having the opportunity to play for the County. Senior Squash and Racketball club leagues are now in full swing with several new members increasing the pool of players.

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Open House I would like to thank friends and neighbours who supported my Open House at Orchard Green on 18 August when £801.70 was raised for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research in memory of my husband Nigel Curry. Helen Yabsley Kayaking round the Isle of Wight Well they did it! On the final weekend of August our kayakers Matt Ryan, Ben Hutchings, Claire Morton and Ruth Morley successfully paddled their way 100km around the Isle of Wight in memory of Paul Shyvers raising just over £8k for St Francis Hospice, Berkhamsted and Cancer Research, a massive achievement. More on www.wendovernews.co.uk Sharon Hutchings

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Rennie Grove Race Night The Rennie Grove Race night on Friday 6 September made a profit of just over £1000. Many thanks to organisers and punters. Colin Riley Clock Tower Quiz Many thanks to Wendover Evening WI whose quiz raised the superb sum of £1430 for the Clock Tower Restoration fund. Robert Duggan, Wendover Parish Council Save the Children The street collection in Wendover on Saturday 7th September raised £240. The situation in Syria has put a great burden on all charities with Save the Children deeply involved caring for the many thousands of displaced children. Many thanks to all those who contributed. Christine Baker, Hon Sec Wendover Branch Good Samaritan I just wanted to thank the really helpful guy who stopped for a few minutes in his day to flip my bike over and yank the chain out when it was trapped in the shaft outside Costa coffee - hope he wasn't too oily! Saved me and my 6yr old a long walk home! Wendover is such a nice place. Caroline Griffiths

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A Buckinghamshire New University graduate from Wendover, Buckinghamshire, has won an award after impressing staff during nursing placements at Charing Cross Hospital, in London. Mina Long-John, 28, of Wendover Dean, who now works as a Staff Nurse at Hammersmith H o sp i ta l , graduated with a BSc (Hons) Nursing degree from Bucks New University on Friday 13 September.

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"I most enjoyed working in the intensive care unit during my placement in year three of my training, close interaction with patients and the opportunity to test my skills in a tough, busy environment. "After finishing my degree I worked in a private ward at Charing Cross Hospital for six months but was keen to work in intensive care and am enjoying my new role in General Intensive Care at Hammersmith Hospital." Mina received her award from Kay Tewarie of the League of Charing Cross Hospital Nurses. Kay said: “The League of Charing Cross Hospital Nurses is privileged to be able to support the Award for clinical excellence through the generous bequest of Dr Gordon Evans, whose wife Hannah trained as a nurse at Charing Cross Hospital from 1942-1946.”

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Matt has lived in Wendover for most of his life - he was born in Aylesbury, lived in Tring for his early years and then moved to Wendover where he attended the Junior School and then Aylesbury Grammar School. He moved to Devon with his family in 1992 where he completed his A-Levels at Torquay Boys Grammar School, before moving back to Wendover, to be with his childhood sweetheart Amanda. Matt and Amanda were married in 1997 and in 1999 their first child Sam was born, and was followed Rebecca, Charlie and Joseph. Matt also began his training as an accountant, and qualified in 2001 as a Chartered Certified Accountant. During this time he worked at his father-in-law's accountancy practice, before moving to Harris & Co in Berkhamsted and later working as a Financial Controller for a Sunday Times Top 100 privately owned company. In 2006, Matt took the big step of opening his own Chartered Certified Accountancy practice. Today, his business, Numbers, has grown significantly and now supports many local businesses, employs seven local people and is based in the heart of Wendover at the top of the High Street. Aside from devoting his time to his family,

friends and business, Matt is very involved in many activities within the Wendover community – he’s an active member of St Mary’s Church, where he was Church Warden for several years and is now in his second spell as leader of its youth group. He is also Treasurer of Wendover Cricket Club and a football coach for the Under 15 Colts at Wendover Junior Football Club to name but a few. He has recently been appointed as the Treasurer for the Lionel Abel-Smith Trust – an organisation that was created to provide Wendover residents and societies with financial assistance for worthwhile projects. Matt has made many friends at St Mary's and it was here he met Paul Shyvers, who sadly lost his battle against cancer at the end of last year. When Paul was first diagnosed with this, it reminded Matt that life was too short not to make the most of it. At this time Matt invested in a sea kayak as something to enjoy whilst spending time together with family and friends on their holidays. Matt really wanted to take Paul out on the kayak, but never got that opportunity. So in his memory, Matt and a

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group of friends decided to kayak around the Isle of Wight! In the last weekend of August Matt, Ben Hutchings, Claire Morton & Ruth Morley successfully kayaked around the island and to date have raised an amazing £8,000 towards St Francis Hospice in Berkhamsted and Cancer Research. They were supported by friends who had travelled to the Isle of Wight and also from afar via Facebook. They even managed a live link up from their support yacht during the Sunday morning church service! The Isle of Wight adventure was a huge achievement as the paddlers managed to make the 100km around the island. They endured three gruelling days of early starts, battled 6ft waves but enjoyed amazing scenery and best of all the companionship of wonderful friends. They were supported on the Isle of Wight by 40 people from their community of family and friends from Wendover who made the trip down. They were able to enjoy the adventure together away from the normal busyness of life. www.justgiving.com/IOWKayakAdventure

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However, it is understood that one of the proposed warding changes affects Wendover, splitting off Halton and attaching it to Aston Clinton, then transferring part of Stoke Mandeville, south of Station Road, to the Wendover ward.

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You may know that your Parish Council had applied to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a grant to help us carry out necessary repairs to the Wendover Clock Tower. The application has not been successful, which means that the Parish Council has had to review the scope of the project and begin to identify new sources of potential funding. The decision has been made to split the project into two distinct phases. The essential (phase 1) and the desirable (phase 2). Phase 1 is the structural works to the timber bell tower. Phase 2 is improvements to the energy efficiency of the building and the information technology element that would modernise information delivery. The Council has agreed to seek funding from other grant giving sources until the end of January 2014 and then to proceed with the essential Phase 1, starting in the Spring 2014, (grants have to be sourced before building starts). Works will be paid for from any grants or donations that we have received and any shortfall will be met by the Parish Council. The Council’s own fund raising efforts will continue. We would like to thank the village organisations and businesses that have helped us already and also the individuals who have made donations. Thank you all. When it comes to fund raising, we could do with some help. If you have ideas that

would enliven our efforts, perhaps you have experience of funding other projects and could bring some energy to our appeal, or maybe you’d just like to make a donation. If so please get in touch with the Clerk. The Clock Tower is for all of Wendover. Only together can we guarantee its future.

Next Parish Council Meeting Monday 7 October, 7.30pm Wendover Library Room Goodbye and Good Luck Sadly, Judith Stancombe, who has worked with us in the CIO office at the Clock Tower for 2½ years, has decided to move on and will be leaving us next month. We wish her every success in her new position and for the future.

Local Produce Market Manor Waste 9am to 1pm Saturday 19 October Electoral Boundaries

The Boundary Commission has announced, following a public consultation, that it plans to recommend AVDC should have 59 Councillors in the future, the same as currently and are now asking local people and organisations to help them draw up new wards. The Commission states that its recommendations will take into account local community interests and identities as well as ensuring electoral equality, with each Councillor representing roughly the same number of voters.

The Parish Council has strongly objected to this proposal, the village of Halton is part of our community, its population relies upon the infrastructure of Wendover for health care, schooling, worship, banking and shopping. Halton also has good road, cycling and pedestrian links with Wendover. The same cannot be said for village links with Aston Clinton, whereas Stoke Mandeville more naturally gravitates towards Aylesbury than Wendover. To split Wendover from its long association with adjoining Halton in the interests of numerically balancing electors amongst our three District Councillors would be a very poor decision. If you feel the same please respond to the Commissions invitation to consult. Local people have until 1 October 2013 to submit their views. Further information on the review and interactive maps of the existing wards can be found at consultation.lgbce.org.uk and www.lgbce.org.uk Submissions are published on the Commissions website so that local people can see the various proposals. Residents will then have a further chance to have their say after draft recommendations are released in January 2014.

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