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Poignant November The first few days of November will be very busy with parents making sure their children enjoy the fireworks safely. The following weekend will give us a more sombre mood as we remember that a century ago there had not been a World War.

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

contributions for December before

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Wendover News encourages all readers to look for money off coupons within these pages and enjoy using them locally!

01296 624270 Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop 19 High Street, Wendover HP22 6DX

Wendover Celebrates 2014 competition winners The John Hampden School and Halton Lower School submitted their top entries to the Wendover Celebrates Committee for final judging. After much deliberation and discussion the committee agreed on the best three entries. The winners are :

Many congratulations to the winners and thank you to all the children who entered.

1st Place: Charlie Jaggers Runners up: Olive Wheeler & Charlotte Louise Prescott There were 8 commended entries.

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It was lovely to see the amount of thought that had gone into the entries and the drawing ability displayed. The winning design will be used to promote Wendover Celebrates 2014 from now until Sunday 25 May. Watch out for Wendover’s very own knight in shining armour!

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.

RAF Flypast date: Tuesday 12 November at 1.30pm

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

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

£10 Gift Voucher for the Winner The September mystery object was a Victorian ice pick, used for ice kept in a garden Ice House 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


What’s On in November 2013

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for December 2013 events, please contact us before Monday 11 November Wendover News, Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop, High Street, HP22 6DX  01296 624270 


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


50/50 AUCTION Saturday 16 November

at Wendover Memorial Hall Starts 11.30am Viewing from 10.30am

Entry 50p - Refreshments Enquiries 01296-623286

WENDOVER EVENING WI CHRISTMAS FAIR Saturday 16 November 10 – 12noon Library Room Wendover Refreshments, Home made cakes preserves, craft stall and Phoenix greetings cards Tombola – every ticket wins a prize

Art Fair - "Off the Wall" Free Entry. Buy and Take Away Art by Buckinghamshire Artists. 16-30 Nov 2013 Tue-Sat 10-4 Buckinghamshire County Museum HP20 2QP Experienced Care Worker available for: Personal Care Sitting Shopping CRB Checked, references available 01296 622898 / 07901 921320

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16.00-21.00 and SAT 02 10.00-14.00 Fairtrade Sale, 39 Chiltern Road, see ad this page 20.00 Halloween Party, Live music from The Band, Prize for Best Fancy Dress, non-ticket event, Red Lion, Wendover 10.00-12.00 Christmas card sale in aid of Save the Children, Wendover Community Library Room, see page 4 18.00 Bonfire Supper, Wendover Christian Centre, see page 4 15.00 Thanksgiving and Memorial Service, St Mary’s Church, see page 4 13.30-14.15 Baby massage course begins, contact Wendover Children’s Centre: 01296 621143 20.00 Garden Design, speaker Stuart Phillips, Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society, Stewart Hall, Little Kimble 10.00-12.00 5 week WEA Course -’Literature-Poetry, Prose and Drama of the 1930’s,’ Wendover Library Room 19.00-20.00 Wendover Library Reading Group (1st Thursday each month), Library Room, contact 07979 855047 11.00-16.00 Wendover & District Rotary Charity Craft Fair, Weston Turville Village Hall, see page 5 MON 11 COPY DATE FOR WENDOVER NEWS Help Week 2013 begins at the John Colet School, see page 5 (morning) Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide support group (2nd Monday each month), contact 07890 973751 19.45 Wendover Evening WI AGM, St Anne’s Hall, contact Margaret Currell 01296 582318 for details 10.00-17.00 Christmas begins at Waddesdon Gardens. House open 11.00-16.00. Details 19.00 Grandparents Association Support Group (2nd Wed), Holiday Inn, Aston Clinton, 07949640156 for details 20.00 ‘Alfred Russel Wallace,’ Chiltern Humanists, Amersham Community Centre, 10.00-17.00 Goodies for sale for Children in Need, Wendover Community Library 10.30-11.30 Thursday Club Coffee Morning (2nd Thursday), Guest Speaker, Free Event, Wendover Library Room 13.00-15.00 ‘Christmas Crackers!’ CarersBucks Support Group Meeting, Wendover Community Library Room 20.00 ‘What stage is the Wendover Arm at?’WT Horticultural Society, WT Village Hall, details 01296 612817 20.00 ‘Octavia Hill,’ speaker Pamela Wright - Aylesbury Centre of the National Trust, Broughton Junior School, 623089 17.30-18.15 Bedtime Stories for Children in Need (with Songs, Games and Goodies, too!), Wen Community Library 18.30-21.30 Pamper Evening, £5 charity donation to enter, Chilterns MS Centre HP22 5LX 10.00-12.00 Wendover Evening WI Christmas Fair, Wendover Library Room, contact 01296 582318 for details 10.00-16.00 ‘Off the Wall’ Art Fair, runs Tue-Sat until 30 November, Bucks County Museum, see ad this page 11.30 Wendover Cricket Club 50/50 Auction, Wendover Memorial Hall, Enquiries 01296 623286 see ad this page 14.30 Family History Talk: History Of The Post Office. Bucks FHS, Prebendal Farm Community Centre, HP19 7QW 14.00-16.00 Tea and cakes afternoon in aid of BURPS Charity/SM Hospital Neonatal, Weston Turville Village Hall 10.00 Leisurely Walk around Wendover with Aylesbury Ramblers, contact Jean 01296 622534 for information 09.00-14.00 (trade 08.00-14.00) Legacy Antique & Collectors Market, Wendover Memorial Hall, 07771 920780 10.00-13.00 Pop-Up Christmas Sale in Aid of Friends of Wendover Community Library, Wendover Community Library 10.30-12.00 Charity Coffee Morning, Abbeyfield House, Dobbins Lane. Proceeds to Alzheimer’s Society and others 14.30 ‘Kenya’s National Parks,’ speaker Mrs Hulbert, Wendover Horticultural Society, Wendover Library Room to SUN 24 10.00-17.00 Town Farm Art Show, Cheddington, LU7 0TT, see page 8 09.00-13.00 Local Produce Market (3rd Saturday each month), Manor Waste Wendover 10.00-16.00 Artists and Makers Fair, Wendover Memorial Hall 19.30 Concert, Pupils from Purcell School, tickets £10 at door or Clocktower, St Mary the Virgin, WT, see ad page 8 20.00 Charity concert in aid of SSAFA, featuring Military Wives Choir & Band of RAF Halton, Aylesbury High School 14.30-16.00 Twins and Multiples group (last Thursday each month), Wendover Children’s Centre: 01296 621143 20.00 ‘Winston Churchill’s Toyshop,’ speaker Gordon Rogers, Wendover Twinning Association, Wen Library Room 20.00 ‘The Suffragettes of Buckinghamshire,’ WT Historical Society, WT Village Hall, £2 members, £3 visitors 10.00-16.30 and Sun 1 Dec, Wendover Art Club Winter Exhibition, Free Entry, Wendover Library Room 15.00-17.00 Winter Wonderland Family Concert, £10 adult, £3.50 16 and under, St Mary’s Church see page 9 19.00 ‘Love Conquers All,’ Tickets from Wendover Clock Tower or St Anne’s Hall see page 9 19.30 Christmas Supper Dance, Wendover Memorial Hall, details 01296 748659, see ad page 3 SELECTED DECEMBER EVENTS 10.30 Wendover Woods and Ridgeway Walk with Aylesbury Ramblers, contact Joe 01296 623868 for details 16.00-20.00 Christmas Lights Switch On with Father Christmas and Late-Night Shopping, Manor Waste 11.00-16.00 Christmas Craft Fayre for St Mary the Virgin Church, WT Village Hall, see page 15 10.00 Circular Walk via The Hampdens with Aylesbury Ramblers, contact Gwynne 01296 623311 for details 19.45 Wendover Evening WI Christmas Party, singing by The Joyful Divas, St Anne’s Hall, 01296 582318 for details 18.00 ‘Light up a Life’ Christmas Lights switch on with Mary Berry for South Bucks Hospice, Pusey House, HP13 6PN 13.00 Coombe Hill Sunset Walk with Aylesbury Ramblers, £2, book by 15 Dec, contact Julia 01296 415732 to book 20.00 New Year’s Eve Party, ‘New York, New York,’ DJ Ray Steel, non-ticket event, Red Lion

JOB VACANCY Part Time, Temporary Community Information Officer The Parish Council require someone who has:  good local knowledge  good computer skills, numerical ability and ideally with some experience in handling money  excellent communication skills .... and who can preferably start as soon as possible! enquiries to the Clock Tower please 01296 623056

Christmas in England

5 Centuries of music from Byrd to Taverner Wendover Choral Society The City of Cambridge Brass Band Conductor – Peter Bassano Byrd: Christmas Motets and Mass for four voices. Gregson: Laudate Dominum Britten: A Boy was Born Ball: The Highest Peak Taverner: Five Carols. Christmas Carols for Audience and Band

Saturday; December 7 at 7.30 St Mary’s Church, Wendover Tickets £12: £10 Concessions: 17 & 18 year olds - £5: u16 Free. Available from the Clock Tower (01296 696759) or at the door. Registered charity No. 1107449

Regular Weekly Events

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

Calendar entry FREE, one line; What’s On Box charity rate £12 : 20 words Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri JAZZERCISE classes to suit you : 07900 987230 Mon, Tue, Thu Morning and Evening. Adult, Teenager Yoga Classes. 01296 623543, Mondays The Rotary Club of Wendover & District. For meeting times see 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, or call 01296 612632 Wednesdays 09.30 Taster sewing classes, Fabric HQ, Wednesdays 12.45-14.45 & 18.00-20.00 Beginners and Improvers art group, The Loft Studio, Wednesdays 18.00-19.00 Zumba Gold & 19.30-20.30 Zumba, both St Anne's Hall Thursdays 0900-1600 Wendover Weekly Market, Manor Waste Thursdays 10.00-11.30 Tots Time, 0-5 year olds, Wendover Children’s Centre, 01296 621143 Thursdays 19.00 Ballroom & Latin Dance Class / 20.00 Dance. Wendover Memorial Hall. Details 01442 865734 Thursdays 19.30 Sewing Class, topics and costs vary, Red Lion, contact or 07761 957283 to book 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


all ages and abilities in Halton call Kate Wynne-Eyton on 01296 620825 or 07875 553993

or see

Christmas Supper Dance Wendover Memorial Hall Saturday 30 November

Live music by Southbound Tickets £20 each - Licensed bar

Tel: 01296 748659

October Loyalty Card Offers

See also, Wendover Hardware on the Manor Waste and community notice board in Costa Coffee

@stmarys: 10% discount on The Real Advent Calendar, while stocks last!

a little bird told me gallery: buy one pack of Christmas cards get second one ½ price Antiques @ Wendover: a draw to win a £10 Gift Voucher. The winner will be drawn after every 25 loyalty cards sales Cat Booker: one free PILATES class: 6:15-7:15pm or Bootcamp 7:308:30pm, St Anne’s Hall, Wendover, Thursdays Domino Equiping Solutions, 01296 623869: £18 per hour for support on IT including software, hardware and applications, offer ends 31 December Lasting Powers of Attorney: 5% off to start a "Lasting Powers of Attorney" tel 07703 462 198 Lose weight now, ask me how!: one free 30 minute Body Health Evaluation, with diet advice, (first 30 enquiries), Nikki, 07868 873911 Maria Bray Nutritional Therapist: 10% off for initial appointment 581561 Peach Lane Studios: half price Photo shoot Vouchers, usually £60, only £30 with I love Wendover card. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. Red Lion: 20% off food in Nov excluding formal set menus, buffet, xmas The Bakers Shop meal deal: freshly made just for you ONLY £2.75 1 sandwich + 1 selected canned drink The Coffee Stop: use your card to receive £1 off the total of your order at local events eg fireworks on 2 Nov @ Rugby Club and 9 Nov for Round Table Fireworks @ St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville + AGS rugby Village Environment Services: 20% discount on any accepted estimate for CCTV drain survey or drain clearance, 07850 635 844, offer ends Jan 2014

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Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 21 November

9am-2pm (Trade 8am)

Entrance by donation to Charity

Wendover Memorial Hall CONCERT St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville Saturday 23 November, 7.30 Pupils from the world-famous Purcell School Tickets £10 at door or Clocktower U18 free. Inc wine, refreshments.

Enquiries 424982

SSAFA CHARITY CONCERT Featuring The Military Wives Choir and The Band of RAF Halton at Aylesbury High School at 8pm on 23 November Tickets at £10 Telephone 01296 712513

Do you have a problem with alcohol? The Wendover Society Alcoholics Anonymous Christmas Coffee Morning

at St Anne's Hall 16 December from 10 am to 12

In aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care

Please save the day!

meet every week in Wendover and surrounding areas.

Call 0845 769 7555 for more information (calls charged at local rates)


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Fairtrade Sale

Bonfire Supper

Wendover Village Quiz Continues Thursdays from 7 Nov, 7.30pm Go to the bowls Club in Dobbins Lane to see how the Parish Council village quiz is progressing. Results are posted on the Wendover News Facebook and website.

Halloween Party

Sat 2 November, 6pm, W Christian Centre All ages are welcome to enjoy some seasonal fun with a seasonal supper organised by Wendover Free Church. There will be an opportunity to hear about WORKAID, a Chesham-based organisation which tackles poverty by providing disadvantaged people with the tools they need to learn a skilled trade and earn a living. Come and find out how the work is done and how you might be able to help. Proceeds from the donations given at the supper will be sent to WORKAID. To book places, please contact: Liz Shaw 01296 625769.

Fri 1 & Sat 2 November, 39 Chiltern Road 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. (Advert p2 has times.)

Friday 1 Nov, 8pm, Red Lion Live music from the Band! Prize for best fancy dress! Non ticket event.

HS2 Property Compensation Sat 2 Nov, 10am-5pm W Memorial Hall For full details of the consultation exercise see consultations/hs2-property-compensationconsultation-2013. This month’s HS2 article is on page 10.

Coffee Morning/Charity Card Sale Sat 2 Nov, 10am-noon W Library Room Coffee Morning with Christmas cards for sale in aid of Save the Children. There will also be a raffle and homemade cakes to buy!

Thanksgiving and Memorial Service Sunday 3 Nov, 3pm, St Mary's Church For those who are missing someone who has died, Churches Together in Wendover provides an a n n u a l 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. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Sewing Classes Thu 7, 14 and 28 Nov, 7.30pm, Red Lion Learn to sew that item you’ve always wanted. Topics include cushion covers, pyjama bottoms and girls’ a-line pinafore dresses. Email: or call on 07761 957283 to book your place or for more details.

Rotary Annual Craft Fair Saturday 9 Nov, 11—4 W Turville V Hall Your Christmas shopping all wrapped up! The Rotary Club of Wendover and District is hosting over twenty stalls featuring a range of beautiful crafts and bespoke gifts by local crafts people. Make an early start on those Christmas presents and stocking fillers – or just indulge yourself. Keep an eye out at the Fair for a giraffe or two! Tea, coffee and homemade cakes will be served so you are in for a warm welcome at the Weston Turville Village Hall. Entry is £1. Sorry no unaccompanied children will


be admitted. Funds raised will go to PACE, School Aid and other Rotary supported charities. More

Remembrance Parade Sunday 10 November, 2.30pm, Manor Waste The annual Remembrance Parade, organised by the Royal British Legion, will collect around the war memorial on the Manor Waste. The Parade is led by local uniformed organisations followed up by other groups who all lay wreaths.

Help Week 2013 Week commencing 11 Nov Year 13 students from the John Colet School are in the process of finalising the activities for this year’s Help Week initiative. Following a student vote, the chosen charity for 2013 is Sparkles, a local charity supporting pre-school children with Downs-syndrome. A representative from Sparkles will visit students at the beginning of November to talk about the work of the Charity.

Grandparents ‘Support Group’ Wednesday 13 Nov, 7pm, Holiday Inn Are you denied contact with your grandchildren? We can help. We meet the 2nd Wednesday of every month, and will also have a market stall in Aylesbury, 6 December. Come to the meeting, visit our stall, or call 07949 640156.

November 2013


Learn to Drive with

Alfred Russel Wallace Wednesday 13 Nov, 8pm, Amersham Com Ctre The Chiltern Humanists welcome Tom Gladwin to give a presentation of Wallace’s fascinating achievements in biogeography.

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

Kate Holt Book Keeping Bureau

Goodies for Children in Need Thursday 14 Nov, 10am-5pm, Wen Library Wendover Library will be having a sale of goodies in aid of Children in Need. Enjoy a cake and help a charity, too!

Christmas Crackers! CarersBucks Support Group Thursday 14 Nov, 1-3pm, Wen Library Room Join us at this fun and creative session where you can design and make personalised Christmas crackers for your friends and family. Also there will be a chance to ask any questions you might have about your caring role. Refreshments provided. There is no charge. If you are a family carer and would like to come along to the group you will be sure of a friendly welcome. You are welcome to come along on the day. If you require more information please contact: Carers Bucks, Ardenham Court, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8HT. Telephone 0300 777 2722. We can also help with transport or a sitting service. Carers Bucks dedicated to supporting family carers.

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Sewing Seams Easy Sewing Clubs Transform the drab into fab with an arsenal of needles and thread, I’ll show you how to fix up your wardrobe and home with finesse, one sewing project at a time. call Mary Anne on 07761 222196

All electrical work undertaken: Domestic, Commercial & Industrial Installations and testing, CRB checked Call Daniel 07719 570327 / 01296 581715

PETER ELLIS PAINTER & DECORATOR Interior & Exterior Contact

01296 582900 (Local) 07739 709583


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


November 2013

More Events

What stage is the Wendover Arm at? Thursday 14 Nov, 8pm, W Turville V Hall Weston Turville Horticultural Society welcome a speaker from the Wendover Arm Trust to bring us up to date with the progress of this mammoth project. All welcome to our meeting to hear just what stage has been reached. For more information please contact Jo Spencer on 01296 612817.

Bedtime Stories, Children in Need

discussing their reading whether it be fiction or fact. Instead of talking about a set book, there will be recommendations, news of what everyone has been reading and discussion of our favourite authors. Coffee is provided and there’s a good chance of eating cake too! Do join us if you love books!

Christmas Fair

Fri 15 Nov, 5.30-6.15pm, Wen Library Bedtime stories, songs and games in aid of Children in Need. Come in your pyjamas or dress up. Pudsey hunt, goodies and more. All children (and grown-ups, too!) welcome!

Sat 16 Nov, 10am-noon, Wen Library Rm At the Wendover Evening WI Christmas Fair will be a large selection of modestly priced home made cakes and preserves. There will be a craft and card stall and a tombola where every ticket wins a prize. Do come and support the WI.

Chilterns MS Centre Pamper Evening

‘Off the Wall’ Art Fair

Friday 15 Nov, 6.30-9.30 pm, MS Centre Pamper evening with entry costs donated to the Chilterns MS Centre. Taster treatments, craft and gift stalls, a raffle and more! Tickets £5 at the Chilterns MS Centre reception desk.

Book Club Sat 16 Nov, 10.30am, W Christian Centre Book Club, organised by Wendover Free Church, is open to anyone interested in

16-30 Nov, Tue-Sat, 10am-4pm, Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Twenty six artists will be exhibiting an exciting collection of paintings, prints, watercolours, drawings, ceramics, sculpture and glass. Many artists will be present on Saturday 16 November from 12 -2pm. All works will be for sale and can be taken away. Free entry. Other events throughout November. 01296 331441.

Family History Talk Sat 16 Nov, 2pm for 2.30pm, Prebendal Farm Community Centre, HP19 7QW We all use it; we all complain about the queues. But how much do we really know about The History of the Post Office? Anna Flood reveals the shortcomings in our knowledge. Non-members very welcome. A small donation is appreciated. Our Names Database and libraries are available for consultation at most of our Saturday Aylesbury meetings.

Charity Tea Afternoon Sun 17 Nov, 2-4pm, W Turville Village Hall Come support BURPS Charity in aid of the Stoke Mandeville Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at a tea/coffee and cake afternoon. A great raffle has been organised for a great local charity.

Pop-Up Christmas Sale Thu 21 Nov, 10am-1pm, Wen Library Cards, books, gifts— refreshments, too! In aid of the Friends of Wendover Community Library. This is an ideal opportunity to visit Wendover Community Library if you haven’t been since its launch in December 2012.

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Yet More Events

November 2013

Charity Coffee Morning

Meet the Artists

Thu 21 Nov, 10.30am-noon, Abbeyfield Join us at the Abbeyfield house in Dobbins Lane. Proceeds split between Alzheimers' Society and residents' entertainment fund.

Sat 23 & 30 Nov, Bucks County Museum Sessions run 23 Nov 11am-1pm and 1-3pm and 30 Nov 11am-1pm and 1-3pm. Topics include ceramics, wood engraving, glassmaking, watercolour and more. 20 Nov Diana Ashdown, print maker 27 Nov Angela Fielder water colourist These are short talks which last 30 minutes. Free entry, no need to book. Meet the artist sessions on Saturdays: 23 Nov 11am-1pm Jessica Ecott glass maker + Edward Stamp wood engraver 23 Nov 1-3pm Rachel Wright textile artist and Rebecca Ball artist 30 Nov 11am-1pm Diana Sheldon watercolourist + Rosemary Pettet prints 30 Nov 1-3pm Jennifer Lowe ceramic sculpture and John Heywood artist

Kenya’s National Parks Thu 21 Nov, 2.30pm, W Library Room Come to hear Mrs Hulbert describe the wonders of Kenya’s National Parks in this Wendover Horticultural Society talk.

Town Farm Art Show Fri 22 to Sun 24 Nov, 10am-5pm, 6 Town Farm, Cheddington, Near Tring, LU7 0TT Eight artists showing paintings, textiles, ceramics, sculpture, woodcarving, woodcraft, contemporary basketry and jewellery. Plus mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas cake! Please park on High Street – not in Town Farm. Free entry. Donations for refreshments in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

Wendover Celebrates Quiz! Friday 22 Nov, 7:30pm, Wen Mem Hall This quiz is raising money for Wendover Celebrates 2014 Medieval Style with some questions on that theme. Tickets £12 PAINTING & DECORATING V. SIMMONS 40 years experience For best prices, ring : Home 01296 613387 Mobile: 07712 620167

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each, sold in tables of 8, from Wendover Community Library. Fish ‘n’ chip supper included.

Concert Sat 23 Nov, 7.30pm, St Mary the Virgin Pupils from the world-famous Purcell School. Tickets £10 at door or Wendover Clocktower. U18 free. Includes wine, refreshments. Enquiries 01296 424982. (See ad page 3)

SSAFA Charity Concert Sat 23 Nov, 8pm. Aylesbury High School A Charity Concert featuring the Military Wives Choir and the Band of RAF Halton, in aid of SSAFA, The Military Charity giving lifelong support to past and present members of The Armed Forces and their families. Tickets costing £10 are available from Wendover Clocktower or by telephoning 01296 712513.

Linda, Peter & friends 40th anniversary Sunday 24 Nov, 5pm, St Mary’s Linda Kercher is celebrating the 40th anniversary of her dance school this year. Therefore, Peter, her husband, is organising a concert at St Mary’s with music, song, and more dance, of course; with a hint of Christmas thrown in as the season approaches. Tickets available from @stmarys shop. Swan Valley Roofing Flat roofing specialists

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Call 01296 622363 07597970866

Yet More Events

November 2013

The Suffragettes of Buckinghamshire Fri 29 Nov, 8pm, W Turville Village Hall Rev Colin Cartwright comes to recreate the suffrage campaign of a century ago in Buckinghamshire, and bring alive the struggles of local figures. Entrance is £2 members, £3 visitors, and includes refreshments. For further information about the Society, visit the Society’s web page, contact Chris Gill on 01296 613754 or

Christmas Market Sat 30 Nov, 9am—1pm, Manor Waste The usual Christmas Market will be held featuring many local organisations. A good opportunity to buy original gifts and support small charities.

The Chilterns Sing is presenting a seasonal Win ter Won d erlan d Concert for all the family. Among the performers will be the Military Wives’ Choir Halton, The John Colet Samba Band, The Aylesbury Concert Band and the debut appearance of a new choir—Let the children sing. There will be refreshments, a raffle and merchandise on sale. The main beneficiaries will be PACE and School-Aid, Rotary’s nominated charities for the year. Tickets on sale at the Clock Tower and @stmary’s shop and priced at £10 for adults, £3.50 for children of 16 and under. Those aged We need volunteers to help with all aspects of our work three and under will be free of charge provided 01296 432339 they do not occupy a seat. There will be facilities for wheelchairs on request but we regret that TRING pushchairs and buggies will not be permitted in Friendly TV the church. Car parking will be free. Local


The Moving on Theatre

Wendover Art Club Exhibition & Sale Sat 30 Nov & Sun 1 Dec, 10am-4.30pm, Winter Exhibition in our Library Room. Free entry. Come and buy for Christmas!

Winter Wonderland – A Family Concert Saturday 30 Nov, 3-5pm, St Mary’s Church The Rotary Club of Wendover and District’s Let

Saturday 30 Nov, 7pm St Anne’s Hall Laurene Hope will bring “Love Conquers All”, a beautiful off Broadway one-woman show based around the life, loves and songs of the amazing songstress Edith Piaf. Tickets £10 from Wendover Clock Tower or The Moving On Theatre generously supports locally based charity BkB Uganda Orphans.

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01494 729024 (Amersham office) 34/36 Sycamore Road, Amersham HP6 5DR Quote the ‘Wendover News’ when booking your appointment.


November 2013

As you read this, the re-run of the compensation consultation will be about to reach Wendover with a Memorial Hall HS2 Ltd roadshow on 2 November, (see also page 4). WHS2 will produce an advice leaflet in time for the roadshow. We have simple postcard replies available to tick, sign and post, no stamp needed, fill it in and send. Pick one up from our stall. If you’re feeling eloquent, you can write or email instead; addresses online at 2013hs2propertyconsultation@dialogueby There is a “rural” property bond proposal but probably only if you live between 60 and 120m from the line. The Supreme Court Judicial appeal was set to start on 15 Oct. Judgment might be before Christmas; it may go to Europe. If the Hybrid bill steams ahead in December/ January, an environmental consultation will be run, probably over short 8 weeks maybe including Christmas. After the second reading (spring?) we can petition for a proper bored tunnel and try to get the AONB spoil heap and the Terrick maintenance loop shifted. The “gagging” bill was modified slightly and received a second reading. It still threatens to make campaigning against HS2 from May 14 risky.


The HS2 campaign was at party conferences but as an issue, it was low key. The Government’s argument now is that it is about capacity and “helping the North” – there is a lot of the North apart from Manchester and Leeds, the £15bn estimate from KPMG has been derided as nonsense by experts. A lot of the North needs help and more than HS2 may deliver – in 2033. There are now separate ministers for Stage One and the North. We get the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport: Robert Goodwill (the former MP for Scarborough); the North gets Kramer: a recycled Lib Dem London banker baroness Minister.

First thoughts on the legal judgment Firstly what exactly does the Aarhus European directive, which is UK law, require, aarhus/? There is no real case law on this and differing interpretations. (One counsel offered up proceedings in the Walloon Parliament which is like offering up a debate in Bucks CC, no offence meant). Hence, should the case be referred to the European Court for a ruling? That might take two years. The arguments here are legally very technical. The court may give a UK judgment but may also allow an appeal to Europe.

Secondly, is the promotion of a single route by the government, without environmental consideration of alternatives, precluding proper public consultation and does this promotion of a single scheme limit parliament’s ability to decide? The court will not do anything that impinges on Parliament’s sovereign right to decide. Parliament could, in theory, select any route. However, given that no other route is offered and that a second reading debate typically takes a day (after which the route is fixed, although fine details may alter), by not scoping and offering alternative routes, is Parliament being constrained? The Directive requires public consultation to be real and able to influence the final decision. HS2 can argue it has consulted but not on different route alternatives. The court may be practical here, how else is any Government to proceed? If the court rules that alternatives must be fully considered, that could take at least a year to run. It will not necessarily change the route selected but it would disrupt the timetable and any consultation on alternatives to select a route would need to be real or be open to challenge. A judgment usually takes 12-15 weeks but the hybrid bill may be filed in 6-8 weeks.

Business Forum

The Shoulder of Mutton Have you been into the Shoulder of Mutton recently? It was renamed “The Railway Inn” in Victorian times but reverted to its original name during the 20th century. Now it’s a very 21st century establishment, along with several other businesses in central Wendover, this venerable house of hospitality has undergone extensive refurbishment in recent weeks. The atmosphere throughout is relaxed and informal retaining the feel of a pub at the higher level. Classic sandwiches and pub favourites including fish and chips, and chicken burger are available at reasonable prices, Monday to Saturday until 5pm. The lower level is the restaurant and has tables inviting couples and parties to enjoy one another’s company over a good meal. Each section of the pub can be approached from the car park on the flat with no obstacles for the less mobile. The restaurant menu has been carefully crafted by Simone, the Head Chef, and includes many gems including: platters to share, as well as a good selection of seafood, tempting salads, not forgetting their famous fish pie, traditional steaks and winter warmers. Meat-free eaters have a choice and those with a sweet tooth will find their favourites served with as much cream or custard as you like.

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The wine list boasts a worldwide selection including 3 sparkling, 15 white, 3 rosé and 12 red, one of which is the winner of 4 gold medals at international wine tasting competitions. A sweet wine is also on the list. Watch out for a wine tasting evening which will enable you to explore the range in comfort. Now is the time to seek out your new Shoulder of Mutton with its famously friendly staff.

Adam welcomes you to the magnificently refurbished

Firewood for sale Well seasoned and dry hardwood logs Produced from sustainably managed local woodland For further information, prices and ordering contact Phil Bernard on 07764 219984 or at

Wednesdays: free starter or pud with one of our specials Thursdays: 2 x 9oz rump steak and a bottle of wine from £22.99 Fizz Fridays: Sant’orsola Prosecco for £9.99 or Lanson Black Label NV Brut for £24.99 Sundays: select one of our famous roasts with crispy goose fat roast potatoes and home baked Yorkshire puddings The restaurant has a completely new menu showcasing the freshest and finest seasonal produce. The new and more extensive wine list will be celebrated with a wine tasting so watch for the date

Book now for Christmas and New Year View our menus on line and sign up for our email club


November 2013



Business Forum

Careers Fair

Weekdays 6.30am-10pm Weekends 8am-4pm Tel: 07587 172659 / 01296 330311

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On Friday 15 November, the National Careers Service will be hosting a Careers and Jobs Fair at Aylesbury Methodist Church Community Centre in Buckingham Street from 12 noon– 6pm. Whether you’re looking for a new job or want to learn a new skill to further your career, there will be something for everyone. Local employers and recruitment companies will be on site with live job vacancies. Training providers and volunteer organisations will be promoting their opportunities to gain valuable qualifications and work experience. Careers Advisers from the National Careers Service will also be running the following FREE workshops, covering the essential and practical aspects of job hunting:


1pm - 2pm: Job Searching and Local Opportunities 2pm – 3pm: How to Write a Winning CV 4pm – 5pm: How to Shine at Interview LANDLINE 5pm – 6pm: Mid-Life Career Review


07581 693653 01296 613669 Tom Bartlett, Lead Adviser at The National

Careers Service says “In recent months the MidLife Career Review workshop has become especially popular and is receiving excellent feedback. This workshop has been specifically designed for clients who are around 40-60 years in age and want to find a new job or make a change in their career.”

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The event (and the workshops) are free to attend. You can drop in on the day but if you wish to book onto the workshops in advance to guarantee your place please call Freephone 0800 1954 700.

John Hampden’s Bottled Ale Wins Top Award One of the stalwarts of The Chiltern Brewery’s bottled beer range, John Hampden’s Ale 4.8% vol., has won a bronze medal in the SIBA Midlands Beer Competition 2013 – in the Regional Bottled Bitters (up to and including 4.9%) category. “The intense thrill of winning an award for one of your products never lessens”, said Head Brewer Tom Jenkinson when told the news, “especially from such a highly respected organization in the beer world and when there is such quality competition”. Described by the Brewery as an “Earl Amongst Ales”, John Hampden’s bottled bitter is a beautifully balanced single varietal, golden harvest ale with an impeccable pedigree. Premium quality malt results in a beer of the finest classical style.

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Full Central Heating Systems, Gas & Oil Boiler Servicing Bathroom Planning & Installations Small Jobs happily undertaken

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

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 Poor Reception Solved

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November 2013




Sugarcraft Specialist Cake Decorating Supplies

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Hardwood seasoned logs for sale Call Dominic King 01296 623968 07747 600130


Wendover Youth Centre Wharf Road Wednesdays 7.30pm Tel: Nicola 07719 370973

Lady Grey Tearoom in Wendover

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

Christmas Gifts, Hampers and Shopping Made Easy by No2 Pound Street The countdown to Christmas has well and truly begun now and with so many pressures on life these days we want to make your preparations as easy as possible. We will be holding Christmas Shopping events on 4, 5 and 6 November 2013 from 7-10pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and browse the Christmas ranges with mulled wine and nibbles. The Team will be available to advise on gifts, from stocking fillers to wicker gift hampers as well as your wine cellar, general Christmas shopping and take orders for turkeys and collections nearer the day. If you know you would like to spend some time to discuss your requirements, including corporate hamper orders, Christmas gifts and shopping for the big day then we recommend booking a 30minute personal shopping appointment for the evening of your choice. This will give you the time to discuss your needs fully over a glass of mulled wine. Orders taken and purchases made on the night will benefit from a 10% discount* on these evenings. To book a personal shopping slot please call 01296 585022.

Find us behind Wendover Antique Centre

Tel. 07534 165525

*The only exception is the purchase of gift vouchers.


November 2013

For the shopper who likes to plan and prepare, the Wendover area is a happy place in the build up to Christmas. As well as the retailers in buildings in central Wendover, many of whom are advertising their specialities in this issue of Wendover News, there are visiting and occasional markets which take Christmas orders. Wendover’s Christmas Market is on Saturday 30 November (Manor Waste) while Weston Turville has Craft Fairs on Saturday 9 November (Village Hall) and Sunday 7 December (St Mary the Virgin). Our newly refurbished Budgens has another money off coupon on page 7. See also an article on page 17 about the energy savings incorporated into the refit. Time Fashions also has a money off coupon on this page. For commuters who can’t easily access mid–week shopping in Wendover, the annual late night shopping on Wed 4 December heralds more extended hours. More information about this on page 16. In December some shops will also open on Friday evenings, see @stmarys advertisement below, or on Sundays, see Number One advertisement right. If you are looking for a venue for your Christmas Party, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Eve then this pullout has a variety to choose from (see advertisements at top right of this page).

Wendover Youth Centre Ideal for Exercise classes, Children’s parties (full kitchen facilities and secure garden) The Wharf Cafe is open for coffee from 8.45—10.30am during term time

Phone 07742 689930

ST ANNE’S HALL to hire All enquiries to Angela German

07423 266713 stanneshallwendover@


Grand Christmas & Craft Fayre for St Mary the Virgin, W Turville in Weston Turville Village Hall Saturday 7 December 11am - 4pm

Many stalls, live alpacas! lunches, refreshments

Enquiries: 01296 424982 WENDOVER MEMORIAL HALL

Ideal for Weddings/Functions etc

WiFi and late licences available

Enquiries : 07804 671445

THE DOG MAN Peter Ross M.B.I.P.D.T.

One of the country’s most successful Handlers, Instructors & Behaviourists Weekdays, evenings, weekends Tel: 01296 615905 or visit

Sunday Opening Please note we will be open on Sundays from 10.30am to 4pm from Sunday 10 November until Christmas Come and see our lovely range of gifts and decorations. Complimentary gift wrapping service available.

Late night opening on Wednesday 4 December until 8pm


November 2013

Switch On


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Save the date: Wednesday 4 December, 4-8pm Wendover Chamber of Trade and Wendover Parish Council have once again joined forces to organise a Christmas Lights Switch On. It happens on the first Wednesday in December and is a great way for the community to start the festive season. The fun will start at 4pm with a mini-music festival in a marquee on the Manor Waste and a mini market. If you would like to book a stall (£25) at the market, please email I love Wendover goods will be available. Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity has been chosen as beneficiary of the Wendover Christmas Tree & Lights Switch On. Senior Day Hospice nurse Jenny Spencer-Jones will be saying a few words about the Hospice and will switch on the festive lights. The Charity’s Wendover Hospice shop on the High Street will be open until 8pm for you to have a browse on the day. A special plaque in honour of the Hospice will be displayed on the tree throughout the Christmas period. Most High Street retailers will be open until 8pm that evening so this is the perfect chance to visit old favourites and explore new venues that you’ve not seen before.

Now Booking:

Wine evenings with Local wine expert Neil Irvine 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: 20 High Street, Wendover Buckinghamshire, HP22 6AR Tel: 01296 696380 Email: Website: Open: Monday-Saturday: 9am-12am Sunday: 9am-11.30pm Food served all day.

November 2013

Budgens goes green The increasing consumer trend towards more frequent shop visits and a higher demand for a wider range of fresh & chilled foods has resulted in an increase in the amount of energy hungry refrigeration and lighting required in the new Sweeney’s Budgens. In addition, higher energy charges motivated owner, Dary Sweeney, to have a total re-think on his approach to reducing energy costs. Having already decided to re-vamp the store, he considered a wide range of options that would help. Firstly, he engaged energy saving experts Eco-monitor who installed their new ‘eco-system360’ energy saving technology in the store. This technology optimises the overall power used in Dary’s store by reducing the voltage and it instantly decreased the store’s energy consumption by 13%. This system also monitors the store’s energy use. Dary as part of the major refurbishment installed energy saving doors on all the fresh food chillers in the store, as well as introducing LED lighting that is 60% more energy efficient than the lights they replaced. A heat reclaim system has also been installed, which uses waste heat from the store’s refrigeration units to deliver heating and hot water.

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PSYCHIC READINGS Experienced accurate clairvoyant offers friendly support and help on all life’s issues

Telephone Nikki on: 01296 624417 07810 787899

A local company specialising in Wills, Trusts and LPAs. Visiting your home at a time convenient to you. Extremely reasonable fees quoted to you in advance. Contact: Sally Bakkes T:01494 713 947 E:

This firm is Compliant with the IPW Code of Practice

With Eco-monitor providing detailed weekly energy reports, Dary can clearly see that his investment in energy saving equipment has already reduced the store’s energy consumption by an impressive 40%, as well as ensuring that its carbon footprint will decrease by a massive 82 tonnes per year. Not only is this very good news for the planet, but Dary has committed to reinvesting these savings into more price reductions, which will be welcome news for customers.

News from Wendover Health Centre 01296 623452 Changes to Our Usual Opening Hours beneficial and we recommend you check We will close at 1pm on Thursday 21 with the relevant authorities before asking November 2013 for staff training. for such letters). •Notes to schools about children’s sickness Non-NHS Work absence. Our National Health Service contract covers •Forms for claiming on travel insurance the provision of general medical services to when holidays are cancelled on medical our patients. Other work is not funded by grounds. the NHS and therefore will normally attract •Private sickness certificates. We provide a charge. Some fees for non-NHS work are medical certificates (fit notes) to cover paid by a third party, such as medical periods of sickness absence of greater than examinations for insurance and medical seven days. See reports for employers. In other instances -sick-leave when we provide non-NHS services, we will •Investigations for treatments that are request payment directly from the patient being carried out privately, including concerned, examples are: private fertility treatment. •PSV and HGV driver medical examinations. •Claim forms for private medical insurance. (Private referral letters are not charged.) •Letters and notes certifying fitness to participate in certain activities. •Letters to education and housing authorities and other letters written at the patient’s request (but these are usually not

Dr Phillipa Moreton We are pleased to advise that Dr Moreton will be returning to work on 22 October 2013. She will be working a phased return, gradually increasing her workload to her full commitment (four sessions per week). Dr Rashmi Wimalaratna will continue to assist us during this period.

Influenza Vaccination If you are eligible for flu vaccine and have missed your scheduled session, please attend one of our remaining sessions on Saturday 2 and 9 November between 8.30am and 12noon. Eligibility criteria include all those aged 65 and over on 31 March 2014, long-term lung and heart conditions and diabetes. For further details please see the October edition of Wendover News, our website or check with Reception. Shingles Vaccine Supplies of this vaccine are currently very limited and we do not yet have sufficient stocks to commence vaccination of eligible patients. People aged 70 and 79 years on 1 September 2013 are the initial target age groups, and we will contact those in these age groups once supplies are available. We regret that those aged 71-78 are not eligible to have the vaccine on the NHS at the present time.


November 2013

Wendover ARP A few months ago, the Wendover News ran a photo of members of the Wendover ARP and appealing for help in identifying the people in the photo. We are pleased to say that we have now had help from Nick Richardson, who advises that the photo appears in “The New History of Wendover 1972” on page 58, along with names of the people in the photo. More information can be found on http:// wendover-arp-members-identified

Are you registered to vote? By now all households should have received an electoral registration form, which needs to be responded to, to ensure that eligible people are registered to vote. Aylesbury Vale District Council is asking residents to respond to this form straight away to help prevent the council having to waste public money reminding them to do so. You can respond straight away by: Visiting aylesbury Calling our 24 hour Freephone number 0800 197 6185, Text message to 80212, or, if you cannot use the above options or


wish to make changes, return the form by post. For more information or help with your form call Electoral Registration on 01296 585807.

successful sporting year. Our budding Mo Farahs did the school proud at the recent Cross Country event in Berkhamsted, being placed in 6 out of the 8 races, with the Year 4 and Year 3 girls’ teams both winning gold! Well done to all involved!

Mary, Mary, JFK Former Wendover resident Michael Pinchot has penned a two-part book about the life and times of Mary Pinchot, an American socialite linked with John F Kennedy and later married to CIA director Cord Meyer. Michael plans a UK book signing tour with a Wendover stop in the near future. Find out more and read excerp ts from th e b ook on

News from WCEJS – Autumn 2013 The Autumn term has got off to a flying start and we’ve been as busy as usual! We welcomed nine new staff and 94 new children to the WCEJS family and all have settled in well. We took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan and raised an amazing £383.50 in an hour! Thank you to everyone who contributed by sending in cakes, dressing in mufti or coming to the coffee morning. We are looking forward to another

We wish everyone a restful and enjoyable half term break.

Oak Cross for Co-Operative Funeralcare Earlier this year, George Mills from the Co-Operative Funeralcare in Wendover approached the John Colet School with a request. George asked if it would be possible for students to construct an oak cross for them. Technology teacher Mr T Brand had previously made a small cross for the funeral directors, and they were keen to have a larger version of this. The finished piece was presented on 10 October . Students involved in making the cross included George Perry (10D), Jack Luckey (10B), Ben Frost (9H) and Nico Pope (9G). George Mills was delighted with the cross, saying: “The students have done a wonderful job, we are delighted and can’t thank the boys enough.”

Fitness Pilates Monday - Pilates for Improvers - 10.15am - Halton Monday - Pilates for Beginners - 6.30pm - Wendover Tuesday - Pilates for Beginners - 11am - Halton Tuesday - Pilates for Improvers - 6.30pm - Wendover

Chair exercise Ideal for the older adult or those with reduced mobility Monday - 2.30pm - Halton

Legs Bums & Tums Thursday - 6.30pm - Wendover

'Buff Bones' Pilates for osteoporosis Qualified Pilates Instructor with *further education in Osteopenia/Osteoporosis Thursday - 2.30pm - Halton For further information contact: KATRINA RANCE Qualified Level 3 Instructor Level 4 Low Back Pain Management Register of Exercise Professionals * continued education credit through Pilates Method Alliance & American Council on Exercise MOBILE: 07773 454287 EMAIL:



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November 2013

SCSN Short Film Competition The Service Children Support Network (SCSN) in collaboration with The British Film Institute and Ambitious Motion Pictures are pleased to announce the launch of the SCSN Short Film Competition 2013/2014. Groups of Service Children are invited to submit a short film that reflects life… “Through the eyes of a Service Child” Prizes will be awarded for the top five entries. The Prizes A professional cameraman from Ambitious Motion Pictures will come and shoot the winning films under the directions of the children/young people. The five winning films will be screened at the BFI London in summer 2014 during an exclusive premier. Eligibility and Competition Rules The competition is open to all children of HM Forces (Veterans and Reservists). For full details of submission and competition rules and an application pack please email contact@

Outside View is Best for Brits The nation's gardens now look better than ever thanks to the typical green-fingered Brit spending the equivalent of 19 working days toiling away amid the scorching summer. A study of 2,000 homeowners found that the

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average Brit spends 11 hours per week tending Coaching for Competition or Leisure☻ flowerbeds and lawns, to create a picture All Ages & Skill Levels 07967 978659 or 01296 622763 perfect view, but sadly 51 per cent of people feel they don’t get enough time to enjoy their home and garden in the average year. This is taking its toll – 81 per cent feel their outlook on life is directly affected by how much sun they  see. And perhaps that’s why more than half of the 2,000 homeowners studied think the best Cupboards room in their house is the one with the best Alcove Units views of the outside.


Home-Start Aylesbury For over 10 years Home-Start Aylesbury has been supporting ordinary families with young children struggling to cope through difficult times. We are now looking for new volunteers to join our friendly team. Our network of home-visiting volunteers offer emotional and practical support for 2-3 hours a week to any family in Aylesbury Vale with one or more children under 5 who need some help. If you can give 2-3 hours a week and have parenting experience we would love to hear from you. All volunteers are provided with training, support and expenses. For an informal chat please contact Shushana Kendrick on 01296 485615 or

Wardrobes Bookcases Kitchens Norbert Levingston

01296 612535

Chiropractor Specialising in the McTimoney technique

A Alpha Clinic London Road, Wendover

 01296 622286  07870 130702

Roof Repairs New roofs, Lead Flashings, Repointing, Gutter Repairs

Call Pete: 01296 624618 07775 732192

Nick Taylor

Landscape Gardener Decking, Walls, Drives, Lawns, Ponds, Patios, Paths and all General Landscaping Wendover (01296) 696840

F R JEFFERY & SON Coal Merchant Logs, Compost Coal & smokeless fuel

Delivered to your door, low prices

Rex & Carol Jeffery 01296 661258


LYNDA JANE RAYBOULD & associate Beryl Hinton welcome all patients to

PERRY HOUSE DENTAL SURGERY for routine dental treatment. Acupuncture, Bleaching and Cosmetic treatments also available in a relaxing and friendly environment

Village Location Denplan Registered Please contact 01296 622631


November 2013

Club Corner

The Chilterns Probus Club for Ladies Probus is a national organisation for retired professional and business men and women. The Chiltern Probus Club for Ladies meets once a month for lunch at the Chiltern Forest Golf Club. Our lunches may also include a local speaker. It is an excellent way to make new friends and develop new interests. We would like to increase our membership and would be interested to hear from retired professional and business women. If you would like further information please email or phone 01296 612538.

Wendover Twinning Association Wendover Twinning Association will shortly be starting their programme of evening events in Wendover Library Room. Among other talks we will be hearing about Winston Churchill’s Toyshop and the activities of the Time Team at Chenies Manor as well as Truffles (not the chocolate variety) and the Spice Trade. We meet in the Library Room on the 4th Thursday of the month at 8 pm from October (for our AGM) through to May and visitors are always very welcome at a

cost of £4 per head. You’ll find our meetings in the What’s On listings in Wendover News for the appropriate month. You may be wondering why a Frenchbased Twinning Association doesn’t have talks on French themes. It has become increasingly difficult to find speakers on French topics as the Association has been in existence since 1976 but we try to vary the topics so that there is something for everyone to enjoy. The longevity of the Association is a testament to the friendship and links forged with Liffré, our Twin Town in Brittany. We will be hosting our French friends next May and the committee is already at work deciding on the programme for the weekend. If you would like to know more about us, or offer hospitality to one of our guests then please contact Barbara Jefford 01296 624708 or Glynis Smith 01296 625565. We’d love to hear from you.

Christian Aid November is Willaid Month. Some solicitors are waiving their normal willwriting fees and instead asking for a donation to Christian Aid. DC Kaye and Stuart Fantham are participating.

Funds can also be raised for Christian Aid by hosting a “feast”. This could be something as small as a tea or as large as a buffet dinner. A BBQ held on 30 August helped contribute to the total raised so far of £794.

Round Table There are three great reasons to come along and find out more about Wendover and District Round Table:  It’s great fun, we do a lot of activities from sports to beer drinking!  You get to make friends with likeminded people in Wendover and the surrounding area.  We make loads of money for local causes. Wendover Round Table is a group of guys who just enjoy getting together for activities and raising much needed funds for local charities. Ask Tablers why they joined and you will get a variety of different answers. For many it is the social aspect - they want to widen their circle of friends. For others, existing friends are already Tablers, and ask them along to give it a go. If you’re interested please contact our Chairman Steve Lewlsey, 07957 319218 or visit our website or facebook page.

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please contact Tecla on: 07931 112569 or 07753 137834 and 01296 324212

ROY COATES Building Services Repairs to

Guttering Leaking Roofs Flashings Brickwork Competitive Rates

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Club Corner

November 2013

Bucks Family History Society The Buckinghamshire Family History Society has recently published a DVD of the Record Books of Wendover School 1868-1919. The DVD contains the images of the surviving books, both Admission registers and Log Books. The DVD is available from the online shop at £8 plus p&p (90p UK). There is also a transcription of St Mary the Virgin, Wendover parish registers from 15761901 for £10 plus p&p available at the online shop. Both provide an interesting insight into happenings of the day.

Wendover Theatre Society WTS has unfortunately had to cancel their annual pantomime production due to unforeseen circumstances. The Society is hoping to stage two one act plays in early April 2014. These are likely to be a couple of comedies and should be great fun to do. Titles will be announced in December. However, the Society is desperately seeking new members of all ages. Would anyone interested in receiving news of the Society and/or performing or being part of the production crew in the one act plays please email or or, if more convenient, telephone 01296 613469.

Fencing Gates & Patios

Duke of Edinburgh Award Wendover Youth Club

TOWN & COUNTRY LANDSCAPING & FENCING 01296 623844 or 01296 631480

Thinking of taking part in a Duke of Edinburgh Award? Why not come down to Wendover Youth Club, any Tuesday evening between 7-9pm, to find out more and enrol. You can find us at the back of the school campus, Wharf Road, Wendover. Alternatively, you can phone Sue Atkinson on 07964 047215.

Last year we had 16 young people sign up for their Bronze award and this year many of them have registered to work towards getting their Silver.

SINGING TUITION Offered by Licentiate of Trinity College

Our role at the youth club is to encourage and motivate participants to keep on track with their sections and offer support and guidance when needed. All young people can work independently on their award sections but we find getting together, every few weeks, helps build strong friendship groups, which prove invaluable when moving into the expedition phase of the award. Should you wish to find out more information about the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme itself please go to You can also find out more about the Youth Club on our Facebook page - Wendover Youth Club.

Stoke Mandeville

01296 613431

M. D. MARRIOTT Painting • Decorating Colour Design Interior and Exterior

01296 630576 For a free estimate

JUST AERIALS Digital TV & Satellite specialist New aerials supplied & fitted Sky, HD Freesat, DAB, Freeview Tel: 01296 330621 Mob: 07816 659644 Email:

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Club Corner

Military Wives’ Choir Halton Military Wives’ Choir Halton started rehearsing on 12 December 2012. We have over thirty members ranging in age, background and experience. Our fabulous musical director is Rebecca Izard who really understands what we are all about and what we are trying to achieve: she’s so enthusiastic and we are very excited to be working with her. Our very talented pianist Emma Daly has really helped to make Rebecca’s life much easier. Our very first performance for family and friends was in March this year and since then we have been seen at the RAF Halton Families Day, Halton Officers’ Mess, the Rotary Club Presidents’ Lunch, Trafalgar Night, the Imperial War Museum in London, Armed Forces Day and Ballinger Women’s Institute who held a fundraising event especially for us. We have thoroughly enjoyed each and every performance and have really grown and flourished as a choir. We are supporting SSAFA by performing in Aylesbury on 23 November, see also p8. We will have the honour of joining with the Band of RAF Halton to provide an evening of music to raise awareness for a charity that is close to all our hearts.

Then we will be performing at the Rotary Club’s Winter Wonderland on Sat 30 November in St Mary’s Church in Wendover, (see also p9). Not only will we be singing, but we will also have another little choir Let The CHILDREN Sing performing made up of children and grandchildren belonging to some of our ladies. The Rotary Club’s chosen charities this year are PACE and School Aid. One of the children in the children’s choir attends PACE and is one of the reasons that our Military Wives Choir wanted to support this event. On 15 December, we have also been asked to perform at the Iain Rennie Memorial Service in High Wycombe. We are very honoured to have been asked to do this, and again, it is a charity close to our hearts.

Beavers Overrun Wendover With over 220 young people in the group and every section full, 1st Wendover Scout Group is bursting at the seams. We would now like to start to expand the group and offer scouting to more young people in Wendover and we need your help. Ideally we would like to start a new Beaver Colony (6-8 year olds) in the new year with approx 12 young people and build up from there. The two current Beaver Colonies run parallel programmes which means a lot of experience is available to help and the programme is already sorted.

Of course you may be reading this knowing that your son/daughter is that 6/7 year old desperate to join like their friends. The group policy states that as a “reward” for becoming a leader, your son/daughter automatically can join in the fun, by, in We are very keen to support local events effect, by-passing the waiting list. and charities. As much as it’s wonderful to perform at larger events like the Imperial Scouting offers adults training and support War Museum, there’s nothing like to be able to run or help with sections and performing to a home crowd and doing no matter how much time you can give, something good for the community in the even if it is just once a month, every little process. If you would like to find out more helps. All help is subject to a Criminal information or are interested in joining us , Records Check. If you would like to know please contact us via email at more or want to get involved please call to find out Bob Field on 01296 435877or email if you are eligible to join.

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Wendover Friends of Guiding Wendover Friends of Guiding are adults in the local area who help support Guiding in Wendover by offering their time and expertise a few times per year. You don’t have to be a parent of a Guide or Brownie, just someone who is willing to attend the quarterly meetings (about one hour every three months) and can offer some help with fundraising or offer practical assistance with the maintenance of the Wendover Guide Hut. Please contact the Friends of Guiding via http:// for more information.

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Ridgley, plus George Robinson . The David Boardman Clubman – Bob Glue for his outstanding contribution this season for work on the grounds and with juniors. President's Box – Jonathan Green

particularly pleased that we have attracted a number of swimming schools to use the Pool, some of whom are new to the Wendover Pool and we would urge everyone who wants to learn to swim or to improve their swimming to try one of them The last weekend of the season produced a out. The details are on our website home loss and a win - a narrow 20 run defeat to page which is at Chipperfield. The Club’s next major activity is its annual and popular 50/50 Auction on 16 November (see advert, page 2), although planning has already started for winter training and next season.

Wendover Swimming Association

As part of the plan to save the Wendover Pool from closure, we are now looking for new administrative volunteers to help with the expanded pool sessions we are running. The admin role is essential in order to run each one-and-a-half or two-hour session smoothly. The work of the admin volunteer is to be at the front desk to take the money and also to field enquiries and keep the swimming record for that session. Most people have volunteered for sessions once or twice a month in the past, but we appreciate any level of commitment that you can offer us, however little. If you are able to spare any time for this valuable community cause, please contact the WSA at:membership@wendoverswimmingassoci

Wendover Cricket Club's senior awards for The Wendover Swimming Association has the 2013 season were presented after the now applied to the Charity Commission to recent President's Match. be registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. This will provide the Winners were: incorporated structure and the charitable Batting – George Robinson status we need to run the Wendover Pool Bowling – David Gulliver on a not-for-profit basis for the benefit of Fielding – Guy Miscampbell the community. Young Player – Matthew Smalley-Harris 1st XI Player - David Gulliver Our discussions with the John Colet School 2nd XI Player - Jonathan Seabrook about how WSA would take over the Pool Non-League Player - George Robinson are progressing and we are continuing to Wendover Swimming Association also Silver Bail – Shared between two 15 year try out different swimming sessions to find welcomes qualified Life Guards and First olds Matthew Smalley-Harris and Brandon out what everyone wants. WSA are Aiders as volunteers.

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WI Quiz for Clock Tower Wendover WI would like to thank all the people who came to the Quiz Night and supported us in raising £1,430 towards The Clock Tower Project. Our President, Morag Corrigan, presented the cheque to the Parish Council Chairman, Robert Duggan, on 4 October (photo on website). Margaret Currell

I Love Wendover When I bought the I Love Wendover Card I was doubtful that I would use it but I DO love Wendover. Since then though I have used it and saved more than the minimal initial outlay. I can’t say that I avidly look for offers nor can I say that all offers are for me but I firmly believe that there is something for everyone. I would encourage everybody to buy one and to always have it with them when around Wendover – you never know when your needs will match the offers available. Marilyn Storer

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Working Together in Central Wendover I would like to thank Wendover Parish Council for supplying the lamppost hanging baskets which made the centre of Wendover so pretty during the summer. This follows on from the Jubilee year 2012, in which they were supplied by Wendover Chamber of Trade and Commerce. The Parish Council and the Chamber are now working together to make sure the Christmas Lights Switch On Event on Wednesday 4 December will be another occasion for us all to enjoy ourselves as the Festive Season gets going. Yvonne Bone Wendover Chamber of Trade and Commerce

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Congratulations to Sweeney’s Budgens Congratulations to Dary Sweeney on the successful transformation of his Budgens shop in Wendover High Street. It's a real pleasure to shop in the new store; a fantastic range of goods, bright and light, with plenty of room to browse and choose. It can't have been easy to keep the shop open and operating during all the construction work. The staff did a great job in very difficult circumstances and they deserve our thanks. It became quite a social gathering - complete strangers helping each other to find their way around. It's worth remembering that some of the Budgens staff are at work extremely early in the morning, some dealing with newspaper deliveries, but others doing the statutory checks and making sure that the shelves are fully stocked so that we can stroll in at any time and find what we need. So thank you to Dary and all his staff, and very best wishes for the future success of the new store. Marion Clayton

Dancing Receptionist! Vashti and I raised just over £1,000 when we took part in the “Strictly Florence” dance competition at the Waterside on 6 October. The judges commended us and we were placed 4th out of 12! Thank you to all who supported us. It was nerve-racking fun for the dancers and the audience enjoyed it too! Sarah Sagar Sarah with Craig Revel Horwood


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A great start to the festive season! Join the Friends of Stoke Mandeville Hospital for their annual Christmas Concert on Thursday 5 December 2013 at St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Square, Aylesbury. Enjoy festive readings, sing along to your favourite Christmas carols and listen to music from the orchestra of The Mandeville School and the Bucks Health (Staff) Choir. Doors open at 6.30pm and the concert starts at 7.00pm. Tickets: £10 (incl. glass of mulled wine and mince pie) from or 01494 734161.

Santa Run If you like Christmas and have ever wanted to get involved in a 5km or 10km run, here is your chance! Around 3,000 ‘Santa’s’ are expected to take part in this fun event on Sunday 8 December 2013 in Victoria Park, south London. Please consider running, jogging or even walking to raise funds for Scannappeal and Stoke Mandeville Hospital. Places are extremely limited so you should book early to avoid disappointment. For an information pack see or call the Scannappeal office on 01494 734161.

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Local Face: Robin Goddard

Robin Goddard originally trained as a cabinet maker fitting out churches and public houses. A call for a fitted kitchen within the company led to Robin discovering that he had a talent for designing and building for a different market; so in 1993 he went into business with a partner and opened The Kitchen Shoppe in what is now Cornelli’s at 1 Town Court in Wendover High Street. Robin’s talent for design was soon recognised within the industry and he was head hunted by one of his suppliers, Poggenpohl, and he joined them as project manager and a contracts division dealing with large builders in the Bucks, Beds and Oxon area. As a recession began to bite in the building industry, the company withdrew back to Germany so Robin, in 2000, started his own business, working from home, still mainly dealing with Poggenpohl and Leicht. Now Robin’s main customers were speculative builders on prestige individual projects and these tended to be more London orientated. Although this naturally extends into the Home Counties as well. The finish of a kitchen moves with fashion but Robin is very keen on overall quality which is why he favours German

companies with their emphasis on engineering. This has led to soft closing doors and drawers, even electrical opening which may be an optional luxury

for some but a necessity ensuring the independence of certain disabled people. Robin has witnessed the trend for lower cupboards to be replaced by strong drawers for storage which is accessible right to the back. His showroom also features a fantastic Leicht pantry where every packet or bottle is easy to reach thanks to the way it opens up so ingeniously. Now higher cupboards can also be fitted with elegant up and over doors. At last the suppliers of electric cookers have come up with an easy to clean and sensitive to control hob so induction is overtaking gas in popularity. The eye level

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oven and grill continue to be favoured, including combination ovens and very efficient warming drawers. Extractors are now being designed to look like a lamp fitting over island units rather than a chimney offering a lot more opportunity for individuality. Other appliances tend to be hidden so integrated fridges, freezers and dishwashers are the norm. With work surfaces there is a tendency towards quartz rather than granite because there is less variability even though it is a natural material. Ambience Kitchens has now outgrown Robin’s family home so he was delighted when the opportunity arose to open a shop in Wendover. This coincided neatly with a growing demand from individuals wanting his special touch on their home kitchens so he needed a beautiful space in which to demonstrate the quality workmanship of the product and his fitter, Alex. Robin still believes in going onsite to manage his projects so he can’t always be in the shop. His wife, Linda, has a long involvement in the company so she can answer any questions, or his brother Colin, who is a fully qualified plumber, will be there to greet you in Robin’s absence. Why not pop in and see how Ambience can enhance your kitchen?

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Wendover Parish Council Page

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View from the Chair Firstly, sadly, we have said goodbye to Judith Stancombe, who worked in the CIO at the Clock Tower until recently. Judith is moving to pastures new in the area of PALS in the local NHS. Judith will be missed and was instrumental in helping to hold things together during the last two years. Our sincere appreciation and good luck goes to Judith for her future endeavours. It was my pleasure recently to receive on behalf of the Parish Council, the wonderful sum of £1,450, raised by the Wendover WI, during a Quiz they ran recently. A fantastic sum which adds substantially to the Clock Tower renovation fund which, as I write, stands at just under £8,000. Well done ladies – the lovely photograph of the presentation is in colour on the Wendover News website. As reported at the last Parish Council meeting, a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) will shortly be appearing in Wendover – hopefully the first of several. These defibrillators can be operated by members of the public and can be easily located and accessed when dialling 999. They are proven in saving lives and are in widespread use throughout other parts of

Next Parish Council Meeting Monday 4 November, 7.30pm Wendover Library Room

Local Produce Market Manor Waste 9am to 1pm Saturday 16 November this country and France. I will be liaising with the local South Central Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust about the ideal location in the village, I will keep you updated. We now have a good number of volunteers on our Wendover Speedwatch team. Training is being organised via Transport for Bucks and all volunteers will soon be out in teams keeping an eye on speeding cars and reporting excessive speed to the local constabulary. We have an official Speedwatch kit which we will be using and I will also be calibrating my own personal radar gizmo which hopefully will become part of the Speedwatch resource once approved by TfB and TVP.

local events, information to local people and visitors about events in Wendover and the surrounding district. Selected information about places and events further afield and general information about the district, travel services and route directions. The withdrawal from the TSE network, computers, the internet and the fact that green refuse sacks are no longer available from the Clock Tower has seen the number of people we see each day dwindle considerably. The proposed temporary move to the library while the Clock Tower is refurbished will be an opportunity to see whether that location will increase footfall and help us assess the future for the CIO. Please be aware that the opening hours may vary somewhat at present and it would be wise to contact us before making a special visit.

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Community Information Office Advertisement for vacancy, see page 2. The CIO/TIC was originally set-up as a subsidiary of Tourism South East and offered the full range of services. About five years ago TSE updated their systems which would have required a considerable investment from the Parish Council who decided against it and so the CIO became a loose affiliate of TSE. Today the CIO provides information for the community, the sale of Wendover souvenirs, tickets for

Christmas Lights Switch On, 4 Dec This year the Parish Council and Chamber of Trade are working together to provide the Christmas Lights Switch On on Wed 4 December. Florence Nightingale Hospice is the chosen charity and the Christmas tree will be their Tree of Light. There will be a vintage theme which will include the window competition with a disco in the evening. Stalls for the evening market are £25, email:

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