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SEPTEMBER 2014

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CONTENTS

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01 MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR 02 EVENTS 10 HS2 11 WENDOVER REMEMBERS 12 BUSINESS FORUM 14 LOCAL NEWS 19 YOUTH 20 SCHOOLS 22 CLUB CORNER 26 YOU WRITE 32 TRIBUTE 33 LOCAL FACE 34 WHAT’S ON SUMMARIES 36 MATTERS ARISING Wendover News is produced by: Jane Larkham - Editor Jackie Brown - Assistant Editor Wynne Byford - Graphics Carole Low - Accounts

Library Photo Competition

Container Planting

“This is Wendover” Open to all, closes Fri 31 Tue 2 Sept, 8pm, Stewart Hall Oct. Details on www.buckscommunitylibraries. Alexia Ballance, from the local nursery org/wendover/photo-competition . Blooming Marvellous Plants, will demonstrate how to plant up containers for Aylesbury Rugby Club Fixtures Autumn and Winter interest. She will cover Senior fixtures for Aylesbury Rugby Club both practical and design aspects of creating take place on Saturdays between August a colourful display using both perennials and 2014 and May 2015. 30 Aug and 20 Sept annuals. Plants, pots and baskets will be are home games and will be held at Ostler’s available to buy. Meetings are held at 8.00 Field, Brook End, Weston Turville HP22 5RN. pm every 1st Tuesday of the month (except More on www.arfcuk.com . January and August) at Stewart Hall, Little Kimble. For more information about the Grieftime by Heather Bulpett society, please contact Michael Hopkins at Tue 2 Sept kehsmemsec@gmail.com . You can also visit Heather Bulpett grew up in Wendover, our website www.bucksinfo.net/kehs for worked in Aylesbury and lived locally. further information. Tuesday 2 September is her birthday and coincides with the posthumous publication Herts Open Studios of her first novel, Grieftime, a dystopian begins 6 Sept, various times & venues tale, available in hardback through www. Are you doing the ‘The Tour’? bookguild.co.uk in hardback but also as an Why not extend the summer holiday e-book. For more information, see article on mood with a self-guided tour of some of page 14. Hertfordshire’s finest artists, craftmakers

with additonal help from: Miles Holt - Design Ray Ward - Proofreading Patrick Martin - Graphics Printed in the UK by The Magazine Printing Company using only paper from FSC/PEFC suppliers www.magprint.co.uk

AYLESBURY OPERA GROUP presents a complete concert performance, in English, of

La Traviata by

Giuseppe Verdi

Parish Church of SS Peter and Paul, Tring, Herts, HP23 5BB Saturday 4th October 2014 at 7.30pm Tickets £10 available at the door or from 07725 868092 www.aylesburyoperagroup.co.uk

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A 5 mile obstacle challenge – you’re guaranteed to get muddy!

Sunday 16 November 2014 www.renniegrove.org/ muckymudder

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Entry – £30.00 Entrants must be 16 or over

10am start Green Park, Aston Clinton Registered Charity Number: 1140386

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Events and artisans? Artists are opening their doors for the biggest county-wide art event in Hertfordshire - Herts Open Studios 2014. This annual autumn show, organised by Herts Visual Arts, runs for three weeks from 6 – 28 September and entry to participating exhibitions is free. www.hvaf.org.uk for details.

homemade cakes. Come and relax in the friendly atmosphere and take a look around the beautiful church!

TWS Coffee Morning

Mon 8 Sept. 10-12noon, Library Room The Wendover Society is hosting a coffee morning, featuring display and talk by WAT Restoration Open Day Wendover Potter Jeremy White. All welcome. Sun 7 Sept, 12.30-4pm. St Mary’s Church, See advert page 3. Drayton Beauchamp HP22 5LS The Wendover Arm Trust is holding an Open Auditions for La Traviata Day to show to the public the progress being Mon 8 Sept, 7-10pm, Parish Hall, Holy made in the restoration of the Wendover Trinity Church HP21 7QX Arm Canal near Drayton Beauchamp. Guided We are asking singers for a contribution of tours will take you to the restoration site at £10 to take part which will go towards the regular intervals. Just turn up. adults and costs of putting on the concert. If you would children can see the digger busily working like to take part, do please contact Frances away all day. You are welcome to bring Margetts (Secretary) on fran.8942@talktalk. a picnic to the church: tables and chairs net or 01844 690152. See advert page 2. available, teas and cakes on sale. Car parking is available without charge, although the Evening WI Trust accepts donations of any size! Tue 9 Sept, 7.45pm, St Anne’s Hall This will be an historical evening with Neil During the afternoon, the Deputy Mayor of Rees talking about “The Glorious Exile of Tring, Mrs Roxanne Ransley, who so graciously Louis XVIII of France”. During the French drew the tickets for the Grand Draw last Revolution King Louis was forced into 23 year, will again pick the winning tickets in years of exile. For part of this period, 1809 this year’s draw. The first prize this year is a 1814 he lived at Hartwell House, this will add week’s holiday on a canal boat, sponsored by a special interest for our members. Wyvern Shipping of Leighton Buzzard.

A Humanist Soapbox

KEHS Autumn Show

Tue 9 Sep, 8pm, Library Room Sun 7 Sept, 2-4.30pm, Stewart Hall For our first meeting in Wendover this Classes include flowers eg dahlias and Autumn, we are holding a Soapbox evening chrysanthemums, vegetables, fruit and floral when anyone can raise anything they like art. Home-made teas will be available. about Humanism. In addition, the evening will include reports from the World Humanist Sunday Afternoon Teas Congress held in August in Oxford. 2.30-5pm, St Mary’s Church Every Sunday until 28 September. Tea and You don’t have to be a member. Everyone

Featuring The Military Wives Choir and The Band of RAF Halton at Aylesbury High School at 8pm on 4 October Tickets at £10 from Wendover Clock Tower or ring 01296 712513

WENDOVER COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Do you enjoy singing?

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Why not give Wendover Choral Society a try? W.C.S i s a small, friendly society, great for meeting new people and getting real pleasure from learning and performing some beautiful music. You don’t need to read music – just be willing to learn under patient and entertaining direction. We rehearse every Thursday evening from 7.45 till 9.45 at St Mary’s Church. Just turn up to t ake a look at what we do, any Thursday during term time. Rehearsals for our Christmas concert st art on September 11 th and we will be le arning the Vivaldi Gloria and Charpentier’s Midnight Mass. You will be very welcome. For more information ring the Chairman, Barbara McGillivray on 01296 709593 or check us out on info@wendoverchoralsociety.co.uk

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Our Community Library is currently in good shape, but unforeseeable changes in local government funding could quickly change the situation. It is therefore important that the community supports us through volunteering as much as possible. If you are interested there are application forms in the library. In particular we are delighted to announce that we are starting a Film Club from January 2015.This will require committed volunteers to manage the project and we would like to find individuals who have a know ledge and love of film and w ould be interested in developing the future and direction of the club. Please help us if you can. The library Photo Competition is now running and we are looking for scenes of Wendover and surrounding area which will feature in our 2015 Calendar. Visit www.buckscommunitylibraries.org/wendover/photo-competition for more details.

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LIPREADERS HEAR BETTER ... ...let your eyes help your ears Do you struggle to hear in noise? Taster session at Wendover Library Wednesday 10 Sept 1.30-2.30pm E: judy.lipreading@gmail.com or call 07837 993923

Events is welcome at our meetings. If you have any questions about Humanism, this is an opportunity to come along and raise them. For more information about Chiltern Humanists and a full programme of events, please visit www.chilternhumanists.org.uk .

0300 777 2722 (calls charged at local rate). Do you require transport to and from the venue? Do you require a sitting service? We can help. Carers Bucks - dedicated to supporting family Carers. www.carersbucks.org

Mindfulness in a Nutshell

Fri 12 Sep, The Chequers – SOLD OUT! The summer black tie at The Chequers in Weston Turville. £50 per head for an evening of full entertainment. More Esme’s Allstars events to come!

Thu 11 Sep, 1-3pm, Library Room A little taster into an approach that can make a positive difference to health and wellbeing. Mindfulness can help you to better manage stress or anxiety by paying attention to the present moment and becoming aware of thoughts and feelings.

Esme’s Allstars Black Tie Event

Ride & Stride

Sat 13 Sep, 10am-6pm Sponsored ride or walk to raise funds for There will also be a chance to chat and ask any Buckinghamshire Historic Churches Trust. questions you might have about your caring Please contact 01296 582419 Gill or 01296 role. Refreshments provided. There is no 625745 Bryan for details. charge. If you are a family carer and would like to come along to the group you will be sure Wendover Free Church Remembers of a friendly welcome. For more information Sat 13 Sep, 11am-4.30pm please contact: Carers Bucks, Ardenham Court, Please come along to Wendover Christian Oxford Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8HT. Telephone Centre where you’ll be able to enjoy songs

Join us for an evening of spectacular music. Best known as the musical director for Michael Parkinson’s chat shows, Laurie has worked with orchestras worldwide. A stunning musician and pianist. An occasion that shouldn’t be missed.

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Events and poetry from the World War 1 era, listen to talks about the “Great War” and try out games children played at the time. And what food was being consumed at home and in the trenches? Come and sample WW1 food in our “trench café” (which will, we promise, be better than it sounds)!

as a team and spend quality time together with your family, friends or work colleagues. Children of all ages are more than welcome and you can even bring the dog along too!

Registration costs just £20 for adults and £10 for children (anyone aged 5 to 16 years old), with under 5s going free. For more Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge information, please visit www.renniegrove.org/ Sun 14 Sep, 9.30am depending on chosen chilterns3peaks or call us on 01442 820740. route The Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge, a fundraising Halton House Open Day event to support Rennie Grove Hospice Care, Sun 14 Sept, 10am – 4pm returns on Sunday 14 September for its sixth This is a rare opportunity to see the year! Join us for our own version of the interior of Halton House, built by Alfred de famous national challenge and experience Rothschild in 1883, a lasting reminder of the beautiful scenery along part of the Victorian decorative style. The RAF Station’s Ridgeway National Trail, taking in Whiteleaf Trenchard Museum will also be open. Cross, Coombe Hill and Ivinghoe Beacon. A vintage shuttle bus will run between Halton The event will start and finish at Princes House the Trenchard Museum, (where more Risborough School and you can choose can be learnt about the history of the RAF to walk either 5, 9 or 18 miles around the Station and RAF’s Apprentice Scheme) and Chilterns. It is a fantastic opportunity to enter the Halton Village Festival.

CONCERT

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The LULALAS present WW1 songs and stories

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TEACHER WORKSHOP ON THE ANCIENT MAYA

For the New Primary History Curriculum 10-3 pm, Wednesday 29 October 2014 Weston Turville Village Hall https://sites.google.com/site/ drdianeedavies/Home/events

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Join us for the incredible annual Vintage and Classic Vehicle Show. The line up so far includes:

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Events NB. Halton House has very limited disabled The Laurie Holloway Trio Concert access and has no disabled toilets. Sun 14 Sept 6.30 – 9.00pm Returning to Halton Village on the evening of See ads pages 1, 4 & 5 for more details. the festival the trio with the 2014 Students of the Holloway Montgomery Music Trust

Halton Village Festival

Chilterns MS Centre, Oakwood Close, Wendover, HP22 5LX. Transport is available from 5.30pm but please contact info@ wendoverchamber.co.uk or 01296 624270 to arrange and also for (free) refreshments. See also more details on page xx.

Tickets available on the day; from Wendover Join us for this annual event in Halton Village. Clock Tower; by calling 07885 619854 or visit Bucks FHS Sat 20 Sept, 2pm, Prebendal Farm Comm Live music, food, beer, refreshments served www.haltonvillagefestival.co.uk . all day. Various stalls including Children’s Wendover Chamber of Trade and Ctre, HP19 7QW Family History Discussion Forum Rides and Activities. Vintage and Classic Commerce Open Meeting vehicle rally including the BRILL Preservation Wed 17 Sept, 6-7.15pm, Chilterns MS Centre Having difficulty with a document? Hit a Society and the old F.A.R.T.S (Family and Wendover Chamber of Trade and Commerce brick wall in your research? Relatives Tractor Society). Supporting local welcomes local business people to their Buckinghamshire Family History Society charities including Florence Nightingale and Open Meeting on Wednesday 17 September. invites you to join its members in a help Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust This will take place in the premises of and discussion forum. We’ll call upon

Sun 14 Sept 11am - 5pm

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Events each other’s knowledge and experience to describe and try to solve problems encountered in research past and present. Bring your knowledge, solutions and notable successes to share with others, and help develop ideas for the future.

If you would like to donate any items for auction, please call Julie on 01296 612843.

Wendover Memory Walk

Sun 21 Sept, 10am, Wendover Woods Take part in Memory Walk 2014, Alzheimer’s Society’s biggest annual fundraiser. To register Non-members very welcome. A small donation for the Memory Walk visit memorywalk.org. is appreciated. Free help available - our uk /wendover Names Database and libraries are available for consultation at most of our Aylesbury Aylesbury Vale & Tring Pride meetings. Come along to see how the Society Sun 21 Sept, 12noon, The Bell HP23 5AA In aid of the International Gender & Sexuality can help you. www.bucksfhs.org.uk Alliance, 17-24-30, The Terrence Higgins Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild Trust, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Iain Sat 20 Sept, 2.30-4.30pm, Stoke Mandeville Rennie Hospice. Tickets £5 in advance or £10 at the door. VIP tickets £20. Many entertainers Methodist Church HP22 5UJ Annual General Meeting followed by confirmed already! “May Morris (1862-1938) Designer And Embroiderer” with Lynn Hulse. World’s Biggest Coffee Morning Thu 25 & Fri 26 Sept, various times & venues Auction for MacMillan Cancer Support Friday 26 September is MacMillan’s Annual Sat 20 Sept, 7.30pm, The Swan, Gt Kimble World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Events will It was great fun last year and raised £2,000. be held at many locations in and around

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PILATES CLASS!

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Wendover Memorial Hall! WEDNESDAY 9.15am! www.catbookerÞtness.co.uk!

mail@catbooker.me tel: 07595 358565!

Want to learn about the ancient Maya, Aztecs or Inca? Magic, Witchcraft and Religion? Cultures of the World? Unique Archaeology and Anthropology Classes in Weston Turville and Wendover starting in October. https ://sites .google.com/si te/drdianeeda vies / Home/classes

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Events Theatre in the Villages

Wendover, please watch for signs and join Clock Tower 01296 696759. the party!

Weston Turville Historical Society

WHVC Client Canine First Aid Evening Fri 26 Sept, 8pm, WT Village Hall Fri 26 Sept, Refreshments from 7pm, talk starts at 7.30pm, WHVC, Tring Road HP22 5PN Includes live demonstrations using our own pet dogs on how to apply a bandage to your own dog, and the opportunity to practice under the guidance of our team! Spaces are limited so if you would like to attend please phone the practice on (01296) 623439 to reserve your space.

Halton Singers Autumn Show

26 & 27 Sept, 7.30pm, Halton Village Hall Pip, Squeak and Wilfred is a concert to commemorate the outbreak of World War 1 in 1914. To mark this 100th anniversary, we pay tribute to all the men and women who answered the call of duty and went to war, many never to return. Tickets are £6 and are available from Mrs P Wiseman 01296 624841 and Wendover

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“Infantry Training at Halton in World War 1”, presented by Francis Hanford, curator of the Trenchard Museum. All welcome, £2 members, £3 visitors, includes refreshments. See www.wthsoc.org.uk for details of the talk and more about the Society.

Tring Market Auctions Charity Evening

Tue 30 Sept, 7.30pm, Tring Mkt Auctions HP23 5EF The Chilterns MS Centre are hosting a valuation and live auction at the Tring Market Auctions. An opportunity to have a special item or two valued, enjoy a glass of wine and nibbles, and take part in a live auction with professional auctioneer Stephen Hearn. Tickets - just £7 per person - are expected to sell quickly. Please contact Hannah Asquith hannahasquith@chilternsmscentre. org or 01296 696133 for yours! www. chilternsmscentre.org

Sat 18 Oct, 7.30 pm, Wendover Memorial Hall The Dumbwise theatre company (www. dumbwise.co.uk) are touring with their award winning actor musician adaption of FAUST. Tickets £12 on sale 1 September onwards at the Clocktower or from Mike Spain (01296 622678 or mjp.spain@btopenworld.com). Production promoted by local charity BkB (www.bkbuganda.org) - to help save lives and improve life chances of orphans in remote Ugandan villages.

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La Traviata, Sat 4 Oct, see ad page 2 SSAFA World War One MemorialConcert, Sat 4 Oct, see ad page 3 Maya Classes, October, see ads pages 5 & 7 John Hampden School Wendover Open Morning, Wed 15 Oct, see ad page 6 Acer Corner Gardens Open for charity, Sun 19 Oct Mucky Mudder, Sun 16 Nov, see ad page 2

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Lindengate Bringing New Life To Old Allotment Site you think you’re able to help us in any way, The Lindengate Team wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to all our volunteers and supporters who have helped to get Lindengate to where it is now. Many of you will have noticed the huge change in the old allotment site at Worlds End and maybe seen the odd shed travelling across the field at some considerable height, not to mention the happy bands of volunteers diligently clearing away all the rubbish. Although we’ve done really well with the site clearing, there are numerous things we still need help with…

please let us know. We need help with fundraising, public relations, marketing, organising events, as well as anyone with gardening or DIY skills. The volunteer roles are all on our website, so please take a look. We’ve also arranged some general volunteer sessions at the old allotment site. Please come along to meet us all.

Plants & Seeds Calling all gardeners. Many of you have already volunteered offering gardening skills and experience and until we reach that aspect of the site development there is much that can be done off site. We’ll need a huge amount of plants for the Lindengate gardens, so if you’re able to provide any plants or seeds from your own garden that would be a great help. Potting up selfseeded seedlings and split perennials, taking cuttings and saving seeds, will all be greatly appreciated. And don’t forget to label them! We will not be able to look after plants for a few weeks yet so we would be grateful if you could nurture them until we get our polytunnels.

There are numerous ways you can contact Lindengate. For any general enquiries telephone: 0208 144 4291 or email: info@ lindengate.org.uk . Volunteer Application forms are available for download from the Lindengate website. For any further questions on volunteering or to send in volunteer application form, please use the email address: volunteer@lindengate.org.uk . For Plants/Seeds and horticultural supplies, please contact Charlie Powell, charlie. powell@lindengate.org.uk .

Old Horticultural Equipment Do you have any old gardening equipment that you don’t use? Many of us have things in our sheds which we don’t use anymore! We would be more than happy to take your old tools, even if they need a bit of TLC! Please deliver them to us on site during one of the volunteer sessions or contact Charlie. Other Supplies We’ll also need other stuff to get the facility up & running, including timber, lots of paint, general horticultural supplies, general tools and DIY supplies and we are refurbishing our portakabin which will include installing a fully working kitchen! So please remember Lindengate if you are having a clear out or upgrading your homes and gardens. Also, do you have any trade contacts where we may be able to get anything free-of-charge or heavily discounted? Do you have any time to negotiate with suppliers? Anything you can do to help would be valued.

Donations And a bit of hard cash wouldn’t go amiss! If you’d like to donate then please go to our Just Giving page. Thank you for supporting Lindengate!

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Sizzling Summer Success for Lindengate at The Shoulder

Once again the Shoulder of Mutton teamed up with a local charity to hold its annual ’Party in the Garden’ and with a bit of help from the glorious summer weather a good time was had by all. Lindengate, incredibly, raised just over £2000 on the night!. We would like to thank in particular, the hard working team at The Shoulder of Mutton, the fantastic evening entertainment supplied by new local band Counting Colours, the happy children all around us because of Giggletime and the yummy hog roast from Kings Farm Shop. Thanks also to all the people behind the scenes who worked so hard to make the event one of the best that The Shoulder has ever held and to all you good people of Wendover and the surrounding area who came along and dug into your pockets to support us.

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HS2 Wendover Petitioning Process

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Now that the Hybrid Bill select committee has started the petitioning process we need to think how we can gather the evidence we need to make our points for mitigating the worst effects have the most impact. As the select committee are starting to take evidence from the north (ie Birmingham) and moving south it is not likely that anyone in Wendover will be called before the New Year and it could well be later, after the General Election. In order to help the petitioners of Wendover the main groups (Wendover Parish Council, Halton Parish Council, The Wendover Society and Wendover HS2) has joined together to form a new group - POP (Petitioning Organisation Partners).

our case in front of the select committee as are working from the north to the south, the earliest date to be heard is January next year. strong as possible. In fact there has been a suggestion that they In order to do that the group are looking at will not address the Chilterns until after next collecting evidence and where necessary get year’s general election. expert advice in the following areas: We have a little time and if you have any - Noise expertise or knowledge in these areas that - Property blight would help and would like to contribute - Traffic Flows your knowledge and enthusiasm then please - Strain on local resources contact us : - Visual blight Bob Duggan - clerk@wendover-pc.gov.uk - Business impacts – trade and agriculture Mike Beard - mike@wendoversociety.org.uk - Construction code of conduct - Impact on local facilities eg cricket ground, David Haywood - wendoverhs2@btinternet. com St Mary’s Brian Thompson - clerk@haltonpc.org.uk - Hydrology - Cultural heritage - Environmental and Ecology

The objectives of this group are to : - Obtain the best mitigation possible for Wendover - Share resources and gather evidence to help all those petitioning - Raise funds to pay for ‘experts’ to make

Clearly understanding the issues, gathering the local impacts for Wendover and being able to communicate this to all the petitioners is important. It is a lot of work. However given that the select committee

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The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) – about 120,000 men – was mobilised on 5 August 1914 and by 16 August the first contingent was in France. The BEF was positioned in the area of Maubeuge in Belgium and on 23 August found itself face to face with the German First Army near a small mining village called Mons. Heavily outnumbered, the BEF together with sections of the French Army, retreated and it was not until 6 September that the Allies stood firm on the River Marne and halted the German advance. It was during the Retreat from Mons that Wendover suffered its first casualty of the war. Private George Caudrey (2nd Ox and Bucks Light Infantry), of Clay Lane, was hit by fragments from an exploding shell. George was sent home for a period of convalescence and gave this account of his experience to the Bucks Advertiser and Aylesbury News: “We were up early and marched about 15 miles and on the route passed through a town that was in flames. Rain was coming

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down in torrents now and we went straight into action in open country. A fierce struggle ensued, the German shrapnel falling to the rear of us every time. However, one shell was either wrongly timed or the weather caused it to fall short for it dropped right in front of me. I received four bullets just above the ankle and it also took the sole of my boot right off and smashed my rifle to atoms. I fell down like a bullock slaughtered.” Fortunately, George Caudrey recovered from his wounds and before long returned to France. He survived the war. During the early weeks of the war there was no shortage of recruits. The two recruiting agents in Wendover were Sergeant Hines at the Laundry on Aylesbury Road and Corporal Thomas Carter in the High Street. Thomas Carter had fought in the Boer War and in civilian life was a blacksmith and, later, owned a garage on the site of the present Budgen’s store. He lost two sons, Thomas and Gordon, in the 1914-18 war.

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Thomas Carter was a recruiting agent before the war and his armband shows him as a Special Constable.

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Business Forum Are you ready to GLOW?

Joanna Beardsmore-Dilks is bursting with excitement for a GLOWING future and has been working alongside many other inspirational fitness and nutrition instructors to evolve the new brand with a contemporary approach to weight loss and optimum health - Glow Fit, Glow Eat and Glow Social. Glow combines the latest nutrition thinking and a healthy dollop of fun in a friendly environment - where you get to enjoy time for you, to focus on your needs and get in the best shape. Joanna will work with you to achieve your personal goals in a sustainable way. Call Joanna on: 01296 485933 or email her on: joanna.beardsmore-dilks@outlook.com

Chiltern Brewery’s New Ale

has been a true labour of love and inspiration. The ale was launched by Roger Protz, award winning beer writer and editor of CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide, at the brewery in Terrick. Roger first suggested the brewing of a Flanders Ale to mark the centenary of the start of the World War One and the close brewing links between Belgium and Britain. Following the success of their collaboration on Ruby Ale to celebrate 40 years of CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide, Head Brewer Tom Jenkinson and Roger devised a recipe for a beer that uses pale and Vienna malts, along with a Belgian version of the English Challenger hop from Poperinge, close to Ypres in Flanders. The use of Belgian hops is a first for the brewery.

Soundstastic

A new and exciting series of baby, toddler and The Chiltern Brewery take particular pride pre-school music classes are due to launch in their special limited edition beers and in Wendover from September. Sounds tastic Flanders Pale Ale released Tuesday 29 July was created by local professional musicians,

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Business Forum Ben and Rebecca, following the birth of their in the Barn Courtyard next to Antiques at two boys. Wendover and above a little bird gallery or online at www.thedandykid.com. Designed around the Early Years curriculum, sounds tastic classes are a fantastic way to The classic Dandy Kid studio sessions start making music. As well as a vast array of continue with The Knitting Midwife giving props to have fun with, sounds tastic classes pre- and post-natal advice along with are totally interactive due to using real breastfeeding drop-in and an under 5s club. instruments rather than pre-recorded tracks. Towards the end of September there will be Have a look at www.soundstastic.co.uk to more reasons to visit the Dandy Kid studio with Baby yoga and baby massage coming find out more and book your place. on stream and Knit Club starting up one . evening a week. The Dandy Kid The Dandy Kid hosted Wendover on Sea on Tuesday 12 August and everyone had a Wine Tasting Dinners at Russell Arms wonderful time with a packed out Punch and Greek wine, 10 September, Piemonte 1 Judy as well as many crafts and a brilliant October, both 7.30pm. Tickets ÂŁ40 or ÂŁ35 sand castle competition. Grateful thanks for wine club members, tickets include 3 from children of all ages who had a great day. course dinner and wines with the meal. To book please call 01296 585022. FREE shuttle The Dandy Kid is a super place to find clothes, service from No2 Pound Street available, toys, gifts and accessories for children aged please reserve your space when booking your 0-8. The Dandy Kid studio is easy to find tickets for the night. Departs No2 at 7.15pm.

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Local News Grieftime by Heather Bulpett

Local residents may well remember Heather Bulpett who grew up in Wendover, attended the Church of England Primary School in Wendover, before going to Aylesbury High School then studying English and Drama at Bangor University. She worked at Rothmans in Aylesbury before changing career to become a tutor in adult education at Aylesbury College and was finally a much valued member of NYAS, supporting children, young people and vulnerable adults. During this time she lived in Weston Turvillle and Aston Clinton. When she decided to become a writer she was fully supported by her family and friends, many of whom still live locally, so it is with sadness that they report the posthumous publication of her first novel, Grieftime, on Tuesday 2 September, her birthday.

Sandy’s Trek to Eden

Weston Turville resident Sandy Atfield has come up with a unique way of celebrating her 60th birthday and 40th wedding anniversary – to walk 300 miles for The Lymphoma Association. Sandy’s ‘Trek to Eden’ will start from St Nicholas Parish Church in Sutton, her family church and where she and Richard were married 40 years ago this year. Sandy and Richard asked friends and family to make a donation to the Lymphoma Association instead of any presents for the birthday and anniversary, and with those and other gifts so far the original target of £1,000 has already been exceeded.

Sandy said, “The idea of this ‘Trek to Eden’ came to me about ten years ago, soon after my brother Malcolm lost his fight with Lymphoma. He was a keen gardener and Grieftime by Heather Bulpett is published helped many church and other friends in by Book Guild Publishing, www.bookguild. Sutton care for their gardens. Malcolm always co.uk, on 2 September 2014; Price: £17.99; wanted to visit the Eden Project but sadly he Hardback; 454 pages. E-book is available. became too ill to make that journey.”

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Local News The trek also coincides with Lymphoma was organised by Ruth Denslow, one of our Week from 15-21 September and Sandy teachers, with the boys from her classes putting things in the time capsules for hopes to raise awareness along the way. people to dig up in 50 years time. There will be a plaque on top of where they are buried Wendover House Time Capsules Wendover House School has buried some in the middle of the new ‘piazza’ area of time capsules as part of a school project. school.“ The photo shows a student helping Lise Sugden from the school reports, ”This with time capsule burial.

Change Lives - Become A Volunteer Befriender!

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NEWS FROM WENDOVER HEALTH CENTRE Dr. Moreton’s Farewell There will be a special gathering in the Health Centre on Monday 29 September at 12.30pm to give Dr Philippa Moreton’s patients an opportunity to wish her well in her retirement. All of Dr Moreton’s patients are welcome to attend. The memory book is available until this event for patients to record their memories and appreciation of Dr Moreton. To contribute please visit Reception where the book is being kept, alternatively you can send a letter or an email to wendover.surgery@nhs. net which will be pasted into the book. Please mark your contribution Memory Book, FAO Ms Enfys Lewis. Patients’ Charter The Westongrove Patients’ Charter formally enshrines your rights, as our patient, to a high standard of medical care and to be treated with courtesy, dignity and respect, whatever your age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity or religion. We will always thoroughly investigate any complaints where patients report www.wendovernews.co.uk

that they have not been treated as they would expect. Likewise it is expected that our patients treat all the staff and their fellow patients of the health centre with courtesy, dignity and respect. In particular, we will not tolerate abusive or threatening behaviour, or comments or actions that are disrespectful of the ethnicity, religion, gender, age or sexuality of any staff member. We may formally warn any patient who is abusive or intolerant about their behaviour, or in serious cases we may remove the patient from our list. Improving Continuity of Care We know that one of the things people value most is having a continuing relationship with their own GP, but that in practice it may be difficult to get an appointment with that doctor. To improve access we are now reserving a number of appointment slots in every doctor’s surgeries for patients who are registered with that doctor. In order to take up one of the reserved appointments, you must be on that doctor’s patient list. If you are

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registered with another doctor to the one you think of as your usual GP, please ask at Reception or write to or email Enfys Lewis (wendover.surgery@nhs.net), requesting your usual GP to be changed. Building Works Building work in the Health Centre continues. The new dispensary is now open with the hatch close to the main entrance. The former dispensary is being converted into two new consulting rooms. All work is expected to be completed by the end of September. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, but we are confident that in the long run the work will improve the facilities available to our patients. Changes To Our Usual Opening Hours We will close at 1pm on Wednesday 17 September for staff training; please call 01296 850011 between 1pm and 6.30pm for any urgent matters. At all other times when we are closed please call 111. For full details of our opening hours and a wealth of other information about the services we offer, please visit our website www.westongrove.com . Wendover News September 2014

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Local News volunteer befrienders for organisations in Buckinghamshire, a service that is desperately required for many people in need. Results of a local survey illustrates that over 200 befrienders are needed in Bucks to enable charities to cater for the unmet demand.

during school hours, after work, or in spare time, someone’s life can be transformed. If you would like more information about volunteering in your area or matched to a role to suit your interests, call the Volunteer Hub on 0300 1111 250 or email info@ communityimpactbucks.org.uk .

Helen Cavill, Volunteer Hub Co-ordinator, said: “Volunteering is a highly rewarding activity with far reaching benefits for the volunteer. For the unemployed, taking on a volunteer role is a perfect way of boosting a CV. For an isolated person, receiving a volunteer befriender can be their salvation. This vital service provides a link to the outside world and often acts as a gateway for other services and valuable support.”

South Central Ambulance Service

Leaflets giving more information about volunteer roles can also be found at libraries throughout the county, or in the foyer of Bucks County Council’s main office in Walton Street, Aylesbury. By giving a few hours

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As a newly elected Public Governor of the South Central Ambulance Service Trust (SCAS) – the NHS Ambulance service provider for the four counties of Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Hampshire, and as a First Responder for SCAS in your local area, I would like to open communications with you as fellow local patients and villagers, potential “999” patients, and also as the “owners” of the service. SCAS provide Accident and Emergency service on the “999” system to around 4 million people in an area of approximately 3,500 square miles , 24 hours a day, 7 days

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Local News a week. For the most life threatening calls, we have to meet Government targets of attendance in your home or place of work within 8 minutes. We also operate the NHS “111” service providing non-emergency service as an integrated platform alongside “999”. SCAS not only meet Government performance targets, but also receive approximately four times more compliments than complaints, and we currently have a 97% patient satisfaction rate. For a large part of the public’s time, we are an “invisible“ service – that is, you only meet us when there is an emergency, but that doesn’t mean you should not think about how you may help our service. How can YOU help us to continue to perform at this level of achievement? • By trying seeking appropriate routine treatment before things reach a crisis point • Remembering that it is an “Accident” or “Emergency” service, and not a substitute for

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seeking a routine appointment or telephone consultation with a GP • If you do need to call “999”, remember that the call taker in many instances stays on the line, but this does not delay the response as there are several people listening and acting simultaneously – it does not delay response • If you are waiting for an Ambulance, if you have a person available or a neighbour, then position that person in order to attract the vehicle – even though our systems are very accurate, some house numbers or names can be quite well hidden • At night, put on a lot of lights, and move vehicles out of the way to allow easy access • If you are a driver, use your mirror, and MOVE over when you see or hear blue lights and sirens. Equally, if you see our Swallowfield BMW Responder vehicle in your mirror with daytime headlamps on, please also give way, or move over, as we may also be on a 999 call to a life threatening emergency, but we are not permitted use of blue lights and sirens!

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Local News Finally, and most importantly, I would appeal for anyone who would like to become a member of the SCAS Trust to join in sharing the day to day meetings, events, news and information of SCAS, and to give very important feedback to the Trust on how we performed for you, with your Ambulance service. Leaflets and membership forms are available from the Wendover Health Centre – if you wish to participate in what is YOUR AMBULANCE SERVICE. Dave Johnson

Group Captain Harper said: “As I handover command of RAF Halton to Group Captain Adrian Burns, I do so with a genuine sense of sadness and a huge sense of pride. Sadness at the prospect of leaving such a remarkable RAF Station that unquestionably has a reputation across the RAF and Defence for delivering world-class training. And pride at the opportunity I have had to work with such exceptionally talented, enthusiastic and committed individuals. It is clear to me that you are the critical element that makes RAF Halton special.

Group Captain Harper Hands Over It has been a great privilege to be your Command Of RAF Halton Station Commander and a great honour to In his departing message to Station personnel, Officer Commanding RAF Halton, Group Captain Simon Harper praised his staff, calling them ‘exceptionally talented, enthusiastic and committed individuals.’ Group Captain Harper and his wife, Carolyn and sons are leaving RAF Halton for him to take up a post in London at the Royal College of Defence Studies.

command RAF Halton. You have welcomed me and Carolyn with open arms and provided me with exceptional support over the last 21 months. Simply put, you have made my role as Station Commander very easy and for that I will always be grateful. New Station Commander, Group Captain Adrian Burns, takes over command this week.

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Youth Youth Activity Camps

This summer Wendover Youth Centre, in partnership with Premier Sport, have held three really successful multisport, activity camps where fencing has been partnered with drama, swimming, archery, dodge ball, street dance and bowling. All agreed they have been great fun in a brilliant atmosphere where young people have tried new things and made new friends. If you think this is Thank You Rotary Club: something that would appeal to you or your Wendover Youth Centre would, once again, young person please look out for the next like to extend our great thanks to Wendover one in October Half term. Rotary Club who donated some money to resurface our pool table. It was getting really grotty and is used by hundreds of young people over the year so it’s great to have it in top working order again. Thank you very much again for your support Wendover Rotary Club. If you would like to attend one of our youth clubs or would like to know more about our holiday camps or pre/post school activities please contact Becky at becky@wyc.uk.com.

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Schools Inspirational Former Pupils

year foundation course in order to access John Colet staff and students were delighted his dream course. He came top in the to welcome back some familiar faces at foundation course and went on to get a first the end of the summer term. Three former in his degree. students returned to speak to different year groups about their time at the John Colet, Tom attended Coventry University and recounted his fond memories of his time at and their successful careers since leaving. John Colet. He talked of the high level of Ryan Weston, Clare Hobson and Tom Pink support, and encouragement he received spoke to current student and they were whilst at the school. incredibly inspirational. Each speaker has followed very different career paths, Clare now owns and runs a highly successful however all share determination, self-belief hairdressing and beauty salon in Princes and an ethic of always doing your very best in Risborough, employing around twenty staff. order to achieve your goals; qualities which She is very nervous of public speaking, so it current pupils are encouraged to develop. was a challenge for her to address a packed Ryan, explained the importance of school hall, however this was part of her perseverance during his speech. He message that students should always push recounted how he missed out on a place themselves and be willing to step outside at Manchester University’s Aerospace their comfort zone. Engineering Degree by falling 2 marks short in his A Level results. Despite this Head Teacher Mrs McLintock said: “It was disappointment, Ryan was determined to a pleasure to welcome back these former achieve his goal and enrolled on the one students. Ryan, Clare and Tom have been

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Schools incredibly successful in their chosen fields, and the qualities they display are those we encourage students to aspire to. These former students are living proof that by challenging yourself, and working hard, you can enjoy an incredibly successful and satisfying career.” Ryan says, “It was a real pleasure to be invited back to speak and present awards at the year 8 celebration morning. John Colet was a big part of my life and I was very lucky to have talented and supportive teachers at the time.

This academic year saw a change to the examination system, as modules were abolished in favour of all exams being taken during the summer period. John Colet students appear to have thrived in the new system as students achieved a 93% pass rate in A2 Level exams. AS Level exam students secured a 92% pass rate. The top performing students at A2 level included Ryan Brooks, James Davis and Lauren Skinner. The AS level highest achievers included Orie Amadi and TJ Higgs.

Head Teacher, Christine McLintock, congratulated the students. She said: “I am delighted with the results this year. John Colet students are encouraged to have high expectations of themselves and these results demonstrate that through hard work and commitment fantastic grades can be A Level Success John Colet students were celebrating today achieved. Pupil progress is our priority and as they received this year’s A Level results, these results support this. I am incredibly which were some of the best in recent years. proud of both the students and staff.” “The key message from my speech was to follow your dreams. There will be set backs along the way but if you believe in yourself then you can accomplish almost everything. Thanks to this ethos I am living my dream.”

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Club Corner Cricket

A difficult season for Wendover’s 1st XI improved a bit in late July/ August with backto-back victories in the Mid Bucks League Premier Division. The 2nd XI have recently enjoyed wins over Frieth by 4 wickets and Bradenham by 21 runs in a match reduced by rain to 20 overs. A very youthful team lost to Lacey Green. The main highlight on Sundays was team victory over Jordans Taverners. The Club’s President’s Day is being held on Saturday 6 September. This will be a club 6-a-side event held at the Ellesborough Road ground with games starting at about 10.30 a.m. and the final scheduled for 5.00 p.m. The season continues with matches until 21 September. All enquiries to Jonathan Seabrook on 01296 623286.

Were you a Brownie or Guide?

it was like to do something independent of your parents but with a large group of people your own age when you were still in secondary – or even primary – school? Would you like to help other young people have that experience? If the answer to the last question is yes, why not volunteer for Girlguiding? The Wendover District of Girlguiding needs volunteers (female and male) aged 18 or over to help with its Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers units. The 250 or so girls in the Wendover District have all sorts of adventures, tailored to their age groups, and meet during term time, usually once a week. If this sounds like your idea of fun, please get in touch with Mary Thompson on thompsonhalton@btinternet.com or 01296 624464. You won’t regret it!

Wendover Toddlers

...or a Scout or Cub? Do you remember what Wendover Toddlers has been running for

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Club Corner over 40 years. Originally one of the first baby and toddler groups in Wendover, it was founded by Mrs Eileen Condie with a view to creating a welcoming and happy environment where children and parents could play, relax and make new friends. It’s a group run by parents for parents.

group. We’re at Wendover Memorial Hall each Monday during term time, 1.303pm. For more info, please contact us at wendovertoddlers@gmail.com .

Beaver Leader Needed

Can you help? One of our Beaver Leaders is going to step down at Christmas and we Unfortunately, the group is now struggling are now in need of someone to take on the and faces possible closure in the new year if reins. Beavers are the first section of the we cannot revive it. Scout movement and open to both boys and This September will see a brand new art girls of 6-8 years. and messy play program, all new songtime and a selection of healthy snacks offered The leader role involves co-ordinating each week, along with an exciting new meetings. The two Beaver colonies we have collaboration with the Wendover Children’s work together to plan the weekly meeting Centre. and Scouting provides tonnes of ideas for things to do each week. The co-ordinating A grant last year from the Lionel Abel-Smith leader’s job is to make sure everyone trust has allowed us to purchase some new helpers, leaders, parents and Beaver Scouts toys and the layout of our room has been know what is happening each week. Training altered to make better use of the space. & support will always be available. If you are the parent or carer of a child aged 0-4, we would love to see you at the If you have good organisational skills and are

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Club Corner looking to volunteer in a very rewarding role, then you could be the perfect person we are looking for. If you feel you could help, send an email to adulthelp@1stwendoverscouts.co.uk

The summer has been a good one for honey production, with the last major nectar flow finishing in mid August. Colonies are now being prepared for winter by treating them for disease, ensuring they have enough Wendover Tennis and Squash Club stores for the winter and protecting them Tennis and Squash coaching for the Autumn from pests such as mice and woodpeckers. Term starts the week beginning 8 September, full details of the coaching programme can be Riding for the Disabled found at www.wendovertennisandsquash. Riding for the Disabled Groups based co.uk. It has been a busy summer for our at Weston Turville urgently need more Senior tennis teams who on the whole have volunteers to help with their sessions on had a successful season. Winter matches Wednesday and Friday afternoons, term start at the end of this month with 7 time only. The Groups cater for riders from teams entered in Ladies, Men’s and Mixed Booker Park School on Wednesdays and the competitions. Pace Centre on Fridays, and volunteers are needed as teams of 3 to help each rider.

Mid Bucks Beekeepers Association

Our summer events culminate at the Apiary on 7 September with our end of season BBQ. The first winter talk will be held on 17 September. The speaker is Barbara Dalby and she will be talking about Apitherapy, full details can be found at www.mbbka.org.uk .

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Experience with horses is useful but not essential as training will be given. Please contact Claire, c.marinker@btinternet. com or Felicity, pandfsmettem@waitrose. com for Wednesdays, or Jean Kennedy, jeankennedt.1@btinternet.com for Fridays.

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You Write Purssell Path

Some thoughts on the problem:• If the road bed is unacceptable, the use of a grader could produce an acceptable surface in the short term until funds become available to resurface the pathway. • If the public is apprehensive about the path being “unsafe” surely they can use their common sense by walking on a safer place. • The need for a kissing gate on a permissive path festooned  with signage is surely destroying the concept of the freedom and enjoyment of “nature” - do we need this “nanny state” intervention? • Is it correct that the Meadow was ceded to the good people of Wendover for their communal  benefit and enjoyment so that they could have unimpeded access to what is ours? David Elliott 

Purssell Path Response

Council - it is not common land. The Purssell Path is owned by the Wendover Society and was given to them to provide a “ransom strip” to prevent one massive development along the west side of the Canal. At some stage, when the public decided they wanted to have direct access (albeit somewhat steep) between the Meadow and the Path, the wire fence separating the Path from the Meadow was cut. The Society is concerned to ensure the Path does not become a public right of way and have received legal advice that to prevent this the fence should be re-instated but could, should we wish, include a stile or some form of gate. Our preference is for a kissing gate that would allow continued public access into the Meadow. The “Permissive Path” sign is necessary to protect our ownership. We are not proposing to close the access between the Path and the Meadow.

May I respond to David Elliott’s letter.

The proposals are intended to protect our rights should a developer (or the District Walnut Tree Meadow is owned by the District Council) seek to take advantage of this

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You Write access in the future, which we believe would be to Wendover’s detriment. The Council’s recent sale of the former Children’s Play Area in Barlow Road for housing development is reason enough, we feel, to warrant taking such steps. Whilst the use of a grader might help improve the condition of the Path, it would be costly and beyond Wendover Society’s reach and remit. As we stated in our July letter, Bucks County Council are responsible for the condition of all local footpaths. If they decide the footpath is unsafe, they will close it to protect their legal liability. We would expect the public to use their commonsense as to whether they then choose to walk on it.  Graham Watts Secretary, The Wendover Society

summer and winter which has led to high ground water levels. The second and more significant factor is that the vegetation within the canal has grown at an unprecedented rate due to the warm and wet spring.    The vegetation is restricting flow and causing the level to build up.  We have issued an instruction to our vegetation management contractor to clear a channel through the centre of the vegetation in order to restore the flow.  This should be undertaken within the next couple of weeks at which time the water levels will reduce.   We also have some work planned to improve the bank protection at Wendover and these will be completed later this summer.” Charlotte Hewes Clerk to Wendover Parish Council

Canal Complaints

After reading this month’s Wendover News and the letters section, I thought the Editor’s note: The Canal & River Trust response I received from the canal trust back cleared a channel in the canal during the in June would be of interest. week of 4 August, and will be providing more information about water flow in the near “We believe the vegetation is a big factor future. but despite the cutting of reeds/weeds every winter the warm and mild weather has caused them to grow at an accelerated Sir David Higgins rate. Unfortunately the channel has a high As a Wendover District Councillor I met with proportion of nesting birds and so legally we Sir David Higgins, Chairman of HS2 on 31 July are not permitted to cut anything although during his visit hosted by David Lidington to we are looking at other alternatives. see the impact HS2 will have on the local Where water levels are high we are doing area. I accompanied Sir David as he visited everything we can to dispose of the excess London Road, Bacombe Lane, Ellesborough water and taking into account the need to Road, St Mary’s Church and Nash Lee Lane in protect the neighbouring land and property.” Wendover and Old Risborough Road in Stoke Neil Hyde Mandeville after which he went on to visit Oat Close and the Oxford Road in Aylesbury, and Fairford Leys.

More Canal Complaints

We are getting a lot of complaints about the state of the towpath along from Wharf Road to Walnut Tree Meadow. We have reported this to the Canal and River Trust on several occasions and today told them that the issue had got worse after the recent heavy rain. They have sent us this response and are happy for us to circulate this;

During the visit, I along with local parish and HS2 campaign leaders met Sir David and explained to him in detail the impact that HS2 would have on their community, and the further measures on compensation and environmental mitigation that they wanted to see put in place.

“We can confirm we are aware of this issue which is caused by a combination of two factors. The first being the fact that the flow of water entering the feeder from the Wendover Springs is significantly higher than it would normally be at this time of year, due to the heavy rainfall over the later

My thanks to David Lidington for arranging this visit during which Sir David Higgins was left in no doubt about the strength of opposition to HS2 and the impact it will have on our communities locally. Mitigation and compensation were discussed frankly with him as was the case for more tunneling.

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You Write I feel this was a worthwhile visit as Sir David Higgins was able to see the localities affected in context and local campaigners were able to put their views to him. Cllr Steve Bowles

School Transport

I read with interest the article advertising the proposed Chiltern Ridgeway Free School. The people of Wendover and the surrounding area with primary school aged children may be interested in the school transport policy Buckinghamshire County Council operate regarding free home to school transport after a Free School opens which, allegedly, will cater for ALL abilities. 

been able to attend with free transport for many, many years. Although The Royal Latin School’s catchment area still includes Winslow and the surrounding villages, parents now have to pay transport costs to send their children to this school and The Buckingham School.   This means that parents who want their children to attend The Royal Latin School, and whose children have the 11+ qualifying score, and live in the catchment area, are forced to pay a considerable sum of money for transport because a few parents have decided they want a Free School and used buildings in Winslow to house it. Bucks County Council will only pay travel costs to the nearest school, Grammar or Secondary, but the Chiltern Ridgeway School will be both and identical to the Sir Thomas Freemantle School in Winslow in character.

The Sir Thomas Freemantle Free School recently opened in Winslow with about 120 children and is now deemed to be the nearest “Grammar” school for Winslow and the surrounding villages because it is an “all ability” school. The Royal Latin School in I would urge anyone supporting the Chiltern Buckingham, 6 miles away, is the Grammar Ridgeway Free School, which will “nestle school where Winslow area children have in the Chilterns” to be very careful what

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You Write you wish for. Parents will end up paying for transport costs to the Grammar Schools in Aylesbury (or elsewhere) because this new school will be deemed “all ability” as described in the Wendover News, and that means “Grammar”. It is likely that it will be the nearest “Grammar” to Wendover. The lesson seems to be, if you want free transport to the grammar schools, do not support a free school. Belinda Brackley

is closer than the grammar schools of Aylesbury, Chesham or Amersham. They would therefore not receive free transport to any of these grammar schools. The Bucks County Council policy is that they will provide free transport to the student’s closest secondary school, whether that school is a Grammar, Academy, Free or State school.

The difference between our proposal and the Sir Thomas Freemantle School is that School Transport Response The Chiltern Ridgeway School will not Winslow did not already have a secondary change anyone’s eligibility for free transport school that was closer than any grammars. to a grammar school. The Sir Thomas Freemantle School is now The proposed location of the Chiltern four times oversubscribed, and we know Ridgeway School hopes to cater for the areas from the comments we have received that of Wendover, Great Missenden, Prestwood, people do want more of a choice and are Stoke Mandeville and the surrounding very supportive of our proposal. Our focus will be on the pupil as an individual and on villages. giving the students the life skills they need to flourish. We strongly believe that by Any families living in any of these areas introducing class sizes of 20 we can enable already have a secondary school that

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You Write teachers to focus on the needs of every member of a class. By providing an extended school day we can encourage pupils to have more engagement with their education and support the development of their life skills. Our intention is to provide a school where children are excited by and enjoy what they are doing. Katinka Nessbach, Chiltern Ridgeway School Committee

Thanks

In regards to the death of my late husband Clifford Hailes on 20 July, I would like to send a sincere thank you to all who attended his funeral at Amersham Crematorium on Wednesday 30 July, with a special thank you to all the kind neighbours and friends in Wendover for their messages of condolence and support given at this difficult time. Mrs Maureen Hailes

to reflect on the sacrifice made by so many and finishes in Colmar, via Offenburg - 500 who gave of their tomorrow for our today. miles! The team will cycle 500+ miles over Cllr Steve Bowles 3 days and collectively clock up around 180 miles a day to support WILLEN HOSPICE in Milton Keynes. Interesting Find I recently moved into our new house in Wendover (icknield close ) and found this Willen Hospice www.willen-hospice.org. engraved in concrete silt drain. It reads uk is a truly special place and provides “remember POWs Enricky Bergmann and invaluable care and support for their Karl heins schuts 1947”. There was a bad patients. If supporting Willen Hospice is not flood in 1947, so that’s why it was built, but I enough, think of the potential pain we will endure along the way!! don’t know any more. If any are interested to see or investigate, please contact me via the Wendover News. Thanks. Richard Chappell

Thanks from King & Queen

We would like to express our thanks to all who attended on our opening night and made us feel so welcome. We would like to Lights Out thank you for your continued support and Along with many other residents I attended hospitality. the short but moving service at the Paul & Lisa Wendover War Memorial to remember the The King & Queen Pub start of World War 1 which was preceded by ``Lights Out’’. It was good to see so many there with candles to symbolise Sir Edward Charity Bike Ride Grey British Foreign Secretary’s statement Paul Hinson of Wendover, as part of a team in 1914 “The lamps are going out all over of 4, will be cycling in the Extra Mile Vosges, Europe; we shall not see them lit again in Cycle Challenge September 2014, in France our lifetime” the service gave all us the time and Germany on a route that starts in Metz

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If you want to read more about the extra mile challenge go to: www.extra-mile. org.uk . So if you can, please dig deep and donate now: www.justgiving.com/owneremail/pleasesponsor/Paul-Hinson2 . Thanks! Paul Hinson Editor’s note: Reader Julien FitzGerald has asked the Wendover News to publish the below apology on his behalf. It has been edited for space considerations, but appears on our website and Facebook pages in full.

An Apology

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feel that you deserve an honest and frank mph and upsetting other people in the explanation as to the motivation behind process. my previous and recent actions, some of which were outside of my control. I have also recently had surgery on my right hip for a labrum tear, which was I am not sure if any of you are or have more complicated than first imagined. I am been aware, that I have been undergoing now receiving post-surgical physiotherapy treatment for what originally was thought treatment for that condition, but I have to be hypomania, which is where a person’s been advised by my CPN that just having ability to control their actions is not to cope with the postoperative pain would within their physical control. As I was un- have hampered my mental stability. medicated at the time, this can be the only justifiable reason for my behaviour towards In closing, I wish to offer you all, if I may, a you all. I don’t blame any of you for the way full and unreserved apology for any upset you acted, as I would have probably done or distress that I have caused any of you. the same under similar circumstances. I look forward to engaging with you all again when I recover sufficiently to allow I have now received a confirmed diagnosis future interaction with you. I hope that we of bi-polar disorder (with associated can now put these matters to rest and say paranoia, anxiety and depression), for nothing more about them, as it is causing which I am now receiving Community me a great deal of upset and distress. It Psychiatric Nurse (CPN) support and was never my intention to upset anyone. medication to control my behaviour, my Julien FitzGerald

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Tribute

John Brooman

I was pleased to be asked by Anne to write something in respect of a person who will be missed by many people and organisations in Wendover. He would consider himself doing his work quietly, mostly behind the scenes, therefore not in the centre of a wide circle of acquaintances. He would have been surprised to know that so many wished to pay their respects at his funeral that the crematorium wasn’t big enough. There was a varied sample there from most walks of life, all acknowledging, from their different viewpoints, how had arrived, and like all good dads, he Wendover was the better for John and was very active in the organisations providing facilities for them, carrying his efforts. on afterwards as improvements were John and Anne arrived in Wendover in made for the future. 1968, as a newly-married couple. He was a very good precision engineer with the enquiring mind which needed to learn more. He had considerable practical knowledge and ability. He was therefore useful, and was sought out if something needed to be done. In that way, he chaired and became Treasurer of those organisations with which he was involved, despite working as well, which he did until the end of his life. By 1976, sons Richard and Edward

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He was an organiser of the annual Wendover Carnivals which raised money for the hoped-for swimming pool. Once there was money to start building, volunteer labour was required and he rolled his sleeves up with many others and helped build it. The pool opened in the mid 1970’s and he was on the management committee, he and Anne obtained their lifesaving certificates to be qualified helpers at the pool. He

chaired the Pool Committee and did much valuable work negotiating terms as the responsibility for certain aspects of the pool changed hands. By 1978, while Wendover Football club had a Junior team, there was no organised football for those over 7 years old. John and other parents started the Wendover football training club which later merged with the junior Wendover teams to form the successful Wendover Junior Football Club, with John as Treasurer for a long time. His practical skill was sought once again and he was involved with the Wendover Arm Trust. His sleeves were rolled up again, as committee member, treasurer and worker on the site, until he died. John had to be active, his work had to be correct and his committees got things done. He was not religious, as far as I know, but Christians judge people by the good they do and leave behind. John had reason to be proud of his sons and their families, together with the lasting good which came from his efforts. He has gone too soon and many will miss him.

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Local Face Linda Thomas (Kercher) In July, Aylesbury Waterside was filled with an audience celebrating the past present and future of Wendover long time resident, Linda Thomas (Kercher) as she watched pupils from her long established theatre dance school, with visiting guests from other local dance schools, perform a two and a half hour show, hosted by local celebrity Andy Collins. The event was orchestrated by daughter KT, who had especially flown back from New York and was in celebration of the school’s 40 year existence in Aylesbury, based for most of that time in Walton Parish Halls, Walton Street. Linda grew up in a musical family and had an immediate love of dance, attending classes in all genres including ballet, modern, jazz and tap at Diana Broadbents school in Prestwood. She then moved temporarily to Hampton Hill, Middlesex with Diana before returning to begin teaching in Hemel Hempstead, Chesham and then Wendover (behind Lloyds chemist) with Yvette Sargent. Work then took her for three years to the Arts Educational School, Tring and London before going on to London College of Dance and Drama in Marylebone. During this time, Linda also trained within ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance) gaining honours in all genres and grades until eventually being awarded the highest teaching qualification award of Fellowship.

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Just recently, ISTD awarded Linda with a Life membership of the society having been involved with them for 50 years. An opportunity arose to open her own school in Aylesbury and as this grew, she left her other schools behind to concentrate on her own business. Over 40 years, the school has developed into one of the most successful dance schools in the area, opening 6 days a week from 4pm onwards (often till 9pm) and 5 hours on a Saturday morning. The average pupil numbers grew to 200 and this is where it has remained, maintaining Linda’s ideal of limited class numbers to ensure quality of teaching. Having been married at 21 and widowed at 23 (her husband Michael was killed in a tragic car accident), her dance passion pulled her through a most difficult time of her life. Linda thrives on helping young people and seeing them grow and at a time when she herself was trying to rebuild a shattered life, the youth she surrounded herself with gave her huge support. Some ten years later, she met ( well actually ran over his foot in the Red Lion car park!) Peter, now known as one of the organists and players in the St Marys Church Music

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Group. It was love at first sight and a year later, they were married at St Marys and Peter became organist and choirmaster for 7 years, whilst commuting to Uxbridge where he was a deputy headteacher in a busy comprehensive secondary school. Inevitably, a family came along in the form of daughter KT and son Matthew and both followed the musical and dance path laid out by their parents. Both children currently live in New York trying to follow the difficult show business pathway with Matthew already having appeared on Broadway in two leading roles. KT in the meantime has recently performed off Broadway in a production of “Spring Awakening” coincidentally written by Duncan Sheik who last year produced Matthew’s debut EP “No Sound At All”. Both children are immensely proud of their mum for having directed a business from a standing start to what it is today, 40 years on and naturally are grateful for the training and support she has given them in their own careers. While Matthew works towards his next Broadway role, KT is auditioning in New York but also continues to develop the Musical Kidz Company and her own young persons theatrical agency TK Management Linda’s passion continues to the next generation and the Kercher name will hopefully continue to inspire future generations for the next 40 years

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Regular Weekly Events To Advertise your event for October 2014, please contact us before Monday 15 September. Calendar entry FREE, one line; What’s On Box charity rate £15 for 20 words. DAY

TIME

EVENT

CONTACT

7 days a week Mon, Wed, Thu

Morn/Eve

JAZZERCISE classes to suit you. www.jazzercise-uk.com

07900 987230

Morn/Eve

Adult, Teenager Yoga Classes.

01296 623543, www.sarahyoga.co.uk

The Rotary Club of Wendover & District. For meeting times see website

www.wendoverrotary.org.uk

Mondays Mondays

10.00-11.30

Stay & Play (term time only), Wendover Children's Centre

01296 621143

Mondays

13.30-15.00

Stepping Stones— Appt Only—Transition to First School, Wen Children’s Ctre

01296 621143

Mondays

13.30-15.00

Wendover Baby & Toddler Group (term time only), Wendover Memorial Hall

Mondays

19.00

Free friendly run/jog club to suit you. Meet point RAF base Chestnut Avenue.

Nikki 07868 873911

Tue & Wed

19.30

Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell

01296 624089

Tuesdays

10.00

Simply Walk, meet at Wendover Clock Tower for moderate walk 1-1.5 hours

01494 475367

Tuesdays

10.15 & 11.15

Bounce & Rhyme (term time only), Library Room

0845 2303232

Tuesdays

13.30-15.00

(bi-weekly) Multiple Magic—support group for multiple births, Wen Children’s Ctre

01296 621143

Tuesdays

13.30-15.30

artsmart Drawing for Absolute Beginners, The Loft Studio, The Courtyard

wendystudio@hotmail.com

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 01296 612632

Tuesdays

20.00-22.00

Halton Singers, Halton Village Hall

enquiries@haltonsing​ers.org.uk

Wednesdays

10.30-12.30

Beginners and Improvers art group, The Loft Studio, The Courtyard

wendystudio@hotmail.com

Wednesdays

09.30-11.00

Stay & Play (term time only), Aston Clinton Guide Hall

01296 621143

Wednesdays

10.00-11.30

Tots Time (term time only), Wendover Children's Centre

01296 621143

Wednesdays

18.45

Hartbeats African Drumming, beginner to advanced, £6, pay-as-you-go

Justine 07773 047684

Wednesdays

19.00 & 19.30

Adult Swimming Classes, Wendover Pool, see ad p X

Sharon 07990 521679

Thursdays

09.00-16.00

Wendover Weekly Market, Manor Waste

Thursdays

Evening

(bi-weekly) Healing Meditation Group

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Thursdays

19.00 & 20.00

19.00 Ballroom & Latin Dance Class / 20.00 Dance. Wendover Memorial Hall.

01442 865734

Thursdays

19.00

Taekwondo for ages 5 and up, Wendover CofE Junior School

www.btkd.co.uk

Thursdays

19.45

Wendover Choral Society, St. Mary’s Church Wendover.

01296 620450

Thursdays

19.30-23.00

RAF Association Halton and Ayles Branch clubhouse open to public, Bldg 259 RAF Halton

Thursdays

20.00

Pregnancy yoga classes; Halton Village Hall

www.lizbrownyoga.co.uk

Fridays

09.30 & 11.15

Hatha yoga—gentle 09.30, stronger 11.15, Halton Village Hall

www.lizbrownyoga.co.uk

Fridays

10.00

Zumba Gold, St Anne’s Hall

Fridays

10.00

Noah’s Ark Parent & Toddler Group (term time only), Wendover Christian Centre

Fridays

10.00-12.00

Healing Meditation Group, £10

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Fridays

14.00-15.30

Bumps and Babies (siblings welcome), Wendover Children’s Centre,

01296 621143

Fridays

14.15-15.00

Fun Fact Fridays, Wendover Library

0845 2303232

Fridays

14.20 & 15.15

soundstastic - early for under 0-4 (mixed age), later for babies only, Wen Memorial Hall

www.soundstastic.co.uk

Fridays

19.00-21.00

Amazing Donkey Youth Club

Paul Hammett 01296 621162

Fridays

19.30

“Friday night is music night” at St Mary’s Church

@stmarys 01296 623123

SATURDAYS

Aug ‘14-May ‘15 Aylesbury Rugby Club Senior Fixtures

SATURDAYS

19.30-23.00

RAF Association Halton and Ayles Branch clubhouse open to public, Bldg 259 RAF Halton

SUNDAYS

14.30-17.00

Tea & cake, St Mary’s Church, every Sunday up to and including 28 September

SUNDAYS

20.00

Bingo at the Royal British Legion Club, Chiltern Road, all welcome

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EVENT

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Tue 02

19.30-21.00 The Sewcial, St Anne's Hall

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Tue 02

20.00

KEHS Monthly Meeting – Container Planting, Stewart Hall, Little Kimble, see p 2

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Thu 04

10.00

7.5 Mile moderate flattish walk – meet at Half Moon Pub in Wilstone

Stephen 01296 612336 or 07443 501615

Thu 04

19.00

Wendover Library Reading Group (1st Thursday), Wendover Library Room

Fri 05

daily

Beds, Bucks & Herts Print Society Exhibition, to 5 Oct

Sat 06

10.00-16.00 All Terrain Wheelchair Free Experience Day' at Wendover Woods

Sat 06

daily

Sun 07

12.30-16.00 Wendover Arm Trust Restoration Open Day, St Mary the Virgin, Drayton Beauchamp, see p 3

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Sun 07

14.00-16.30 KEHS Autumn Show, Stewart Hall, Little Kimble, see p 3

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Mon 08

morning

07890 973751

Mon 08

10.00-12.00 The Wendover Society Coffee Morning, Wendover Library Room, see ad p 3

judeperry@btopenworld.com

Mon 08

19.00-22.00 Auditions for La Traviata, Holy Trinity Church HP21 7QX, see ad p 3

www.aylesburyoperagroup.co.uk

Tue 09

evening

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide meeting, meets 2nd Tuesday each month

07890 973751

Tue 09

19.45

Wendover Evening WI meeting – King Louis XVIII of France, see p 3

Margaret Currell 01296 582318

Tue 09

20.00

Chiltern Humanists monthly meeting, Library Room, see p 3

www.chilternhumanists.org.uk

Wed 10

13.30-14.30 Lipreading Taster Session, Wendover Library Room, see ad p 4

Wed 10

19.00

Grandparents Association Support Group (2nd Wednesday), Holiday Inn, Weston Turville

Thu 11

10.00

Wendover Twinning Association Coffee Morning (2nd Thursday), Red Lion

Thu 11

13.00-15.00 Carers Bucks monthly meeting, Wendover Library Room, see p 4

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Fri 12

evening

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Sat 13

10.00-12.00 Orienteering Event, Wendover Woods

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Sat 13

10.00-18.00 Ride and Stride for Bucks Historic Churches Trust, various venues, see p 4

01296 582419 Gill or 01296 625745 Bryan

Sat 13

10.30

Sat 13

11.00-16.30 Wendover Free Church Remembers, Wendover Christian Centre, see p 4

Sun 14

9.30

Sun 14

10.00-17.00 Halton Village Fete and Halton House Open Day, see ads pp 1 & 4-5, info pp 5-6

Wed 17

18.00-19.15 Wendover Chamber of Trade & Commerce Open Meeting, Chilterns MS Centre, see p 6

Thu 18

09.00-14.00 Legacy Antiques Fair, Wendover Memorial Hall, see ad p 3

Thu 18

10.15-11.45 Sages Monthly Meeting (3rd Thursday), Wendover Christian Centre

Sat 20

09.15-13.00 Wendover Local Produce Market, Manor Waste

Sat 20

14.00

Sat 20

14.30-16.30 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers Guild meeting, S Mandeville Methodist Church HP22 5UJ, see p 7

Sat 20

19.30

Sun 21

09.00-10.00 Lifesaving Classes begin, Green Park Pool, see advert p 6

Sun 21

10.00

Alzheimer's Society Wendover Memory Walk, Wendover Woods, see p 7

Sun 21

12.00

Aylesbury Vale and Tring Pride Event, The Bell Public House HP23 5AA, see p 7

Sun 21

19.30

WW1 Songs & Stories, St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville, see ad p 4

Thu 25

10.30-12.00 MacMillan Cancer Support World’s Biggest Coffee Morning - a day early!, Library Room

Fri 26

12.00-14.00 MacMillan Cancer Support World's Biggest Coffee Morning, The Workroom, Back Street

Fri 26

19.00

Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre Client Canine First Aid Evening, Wen Hts Vet Ctre, see p 8 01296 623439

Fri 26

19.30

and Sat 27 - Halton Singers Autumn Show, Halton Village Hall, call for details & tickets, see p 8

01296 624841 or 01296 696759

Fri 26

20.00

Weston Turville Historical Society meeting, speaker Francis Hanford, WT Village Hall, see p 8

secretary@WTHSoc.org.uk

Sat 27

19.00

Talk on John Hampden, St Nicholas Church, Great Kimble, email for tickets, see ad p 3

tickets@kimblechurchfriends.org.uk

Sun 28

10.00

12 mile moderate walk, meet at Wendover Library car park

Joe Garver 01296 623868

Sun 28

10.00-16.00 Monthly Craft Market (4th Sunday), Wendover Woods

Sun 28

11.00-16.00 Vale Vintage Fair, Weston Turville Village Hall

Tue 30

19.30

Herts Open Studios until Sun 28 Sep, times and venues vary daily, see p 2

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide meeting, meets 2nd Monday each month

Esme's Allstars Black Tie Event, The Chequers, Weston Turville

www.obsidianart.co.uk/exhibitions www.bomaallterrain.com www.hvaf.org.uk

7949640156

Wendover Christian Centre Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge, various routes, see p 5

Family History Talk, Prebendal Farm Community Centre HP19 7QW, see p 6 MacMillan Cancer Support Auction, The Swan HP17 9TR, see p 7

Tring Market Auctions Charity Evening for Chilterns MS Centre, HP23 5EF, see p 8

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www.bucksfhs.org.uk Julie 01296 612843 memorywalk.org.uk /w​endover 01296 424982 details from Trudi Loves Travel

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Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

View from the Chair

The two defibrillators are now in place and operational. After a long haul, I would like to thank SCAS for assisting with procuring the defibs, Grant the electrician for providing his services FOC ensuring that both units have been installed correctly at Budgens and the telephone box at the bottom of the High Street. Thanks to Dary for allowing his wall at Budgens to be used for mounting the defib. Even if just one life is saved it will be worth all the effort. For those who wish to be trained in the use of the defibs watch this space as Mary Heathcote Smith will be providing some professional training in due course.

Next Parish Council Meeting Monday 1 September, 7.30pm Library Room HS2 - Various groups and individuals are preparing to provide input to support their petitions submitted to the Parliamentary Select Committee. A lot of evidence will be needed and to this end four organisations have combined forces and have formed “Petitioning Organisation Partners” or ‘POP’ for short. Wendover Parish Council, Wendover Society, Wendover HS2 and Halton Parish Council are the four that make up POP, which has held its first meeting. Very useful discussions ensued which bodes well for a co-ordinated approach to evidence gathering

Happy Retirement Ian!

include a Community Orchard, refurbishing the Manor Waste, work to the Pond and improving parking in the Village. The Council has agreed that Anita will provide support to the ‘Wendover Remembers’ Group who are helping coordinate events as part of the 100th Anniversary of WW1.

Ian started working for the Parish Council in May 2000 and has displayed great dedication, flexibility and humour all of which reflect his love of Wendover. The Council will miss his vast knowledge of the Village and its history as well as his seemingly limitless practical skills! We would like to wish him and his wife Margaret many happy years of retirement.

Collision with the Bus Shelter

We are sad to say goodbye to Ian Gosling who retires at the end of August. Ian is a familiar face to many in the village, you may have met him as the Parish Council Groundsman or latterly working in the Community Information Office in the Clock Tower.

The Community Information Office will be closed until the Council decides what the next steps are for the service.

Local Produce Market Manor Waste 9am to 1pm Saturday 20 September

New Members of Staff

We are pleased to welcome two new members of staff. Sarah Mitchell is our new temporary Assistant Clerk. You may know Sarah from the Red Lion and organising “Dolly Day” this year. Sarah also brings valuable experience as a Community Fundraiser for the Chiltern MS Centre. Anita Daly will be providing temporary support for our numerous projects which

On 8 August the bus shelter outside the George & Dragon was hit by a car in the evening and badly damaged. The Council would like to thank MJ Phillips Groundwork Contractors for their quick response to our request for help. They came the day they were called and removed the damaged and now dangerous shelter. The police reported the driver was not badly injured and no one else was involved. We are now looking at the options for a replacement shelter.

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tourism@wendover-pc.gov.uk

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