October 2014 Wendover News

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Quiz Season


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October marks the start of Wendover Village Quiz (Thursday 9 - see page 4) and ends with the clocks going contributions for November 2014 before back on Sunday 26. Then we feel the dark of the year is Wednesday 15 October upon us - and Halloween, of course. (including payments for adverts) Wendover News in colour

installed on 13 August: a green one at the entrance to Budgens carpark and a yellow one in the heritage phone box near the Clock Tower. Photographs were uploaded to the Wendover News Facebook to record the fact. This caused a small online flurry of excitement.

Wendover News would like to thank the many people and organisations who have endorsed the change of Wendover News to colour after 25 years in service. To see all the letters, please go to the website. Some writers insisted that they should appear in print, please go to page 29 to read these. As you can see, Wendover News will now On Monday 15 continue to be in colour. September the To help Wendover News to feature graphics phone box received illustrating events, please make sure that its labels, another the ones sent are high resolution, at least photo and another flurry. If you have a 300dpi. If you’re not sure what this means, smartphone, you can download the FREE app please contact the office as shown in the box AED nearby and you will be able to locate the nearest available defibrillator wherever you on the right of this page. are. At the time of going to press the new Wendover defibrillators are not featured Defibrillators in Wendover let’s hope they’re registered soon! The front page of the June 2014 edition of Robert Duggan, chair of Wendover Parish Wendover News had Council said, “Thanks Dary at Budgens for an article about two his support, to the electrician Grant for defibrillators being doing the installation and to SCAS and WPC placed in central for their help. If only one life is saved it will Wendover. They were be worth it.”

RAF Flypast

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editor@wendovernews.co.uk Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop 19 High Street, Wendover HP22 6DX Wendover News is delivered through the door to many local households. If you do not receive one at home and would like to volunteer to deliver for us to your road, please contact the office (see above). Wendover News would like to thank all our willing volunteers.

Tuesday 21 October at 1.30pm

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

ANTIQUES AT . . . WENDOVER October Mystery Object on view in the Antiques Centre £10 Gift voucher for the winner August’s item was a saucepan lid Open 7 Days a week Free car park at rear of shop THE OLD POST OFFICE, WENDOVER, BUCKS 01296 625335 www.antiquesatwendover.co.uk


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Please join us for a glass of mulled wine to celebrate the launch of our Christmas range on Monday 13 October 9.00am to 6pm

Beautiful decorations, unique gift ideas and lovely home accessories

Complimentary gift wrapping service Hope to see you on the 13th! Vicky, Helen, Debbie & Sandy

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Wendover News is produced by: Jane Larkham - Editor Jackie Brown - Assistant Editor Wynne Byford - Graphics Carole Low - Accounts with help from: Miles Holt - Design & Patrick Martin - Graphics Printed in the UK by The Magazine Printing Company using only paper from FSC/PEFC suppliers www.magprint.co.uk

Events Sewing Academy for Children, The PlainStitch “This is Wendover” Open to all, closes Fri 31 Workroom Oct. Details on www.buckscommunitylibraries. 20 Oct, 10am & 7.30pm: Make a Fabric Basket, The PlainStitch Workroom org/wendover/photo-competition . 28 Oct, 8pm : Wendover Sewing Bee, St Anne’s Hall Aylesbury Rugby Club Fixtures Senior fixtures for Aylesbury Rugby Club take place on Saturdays between August Adult Education Classes 2014 and May 2015. Home games are held beginning Thu 2, Fri 3 or Mon 13 Oct, times at Ostler’s Field, Brook End, Weston Turville & locations dependent on course Want to learn about the ancient Maya, Aztecs HP22 5RN. More on www.arfcuk.com . or Inca? Magic, Witchcraft and Religion? Cultures of the World? Unique Archaeology PlainStitch Events and Anthropology Classes in Weston Turville see listings for locations & times 1 Oct, 7.30pm : Get To Know Your Sewing & Wendover starting in October with Dr Diane Davies, Lecturer in Archaeology and Machine Class, The PlainStitch Workroom 3 Oct, 9.30am: Masterclass – Making Little Anthropology. See sites.google.com/site/ drdianeedavies/Home/classes for more Girls Dresses, The PlainStitch Workroom 7 Oct, 7.30pm: Farmers Wife Quilt Class, The details. See also ad page 4. PlainStitch Workroom 8 Oct, 7.30pm : Patchwork Cushions, The The courses run for 10 weeks and students need to pay for and attend the entire class, PlainStitch Workroom 9 Oct, 10am : Get To Know Your Sewing rather than on a drop in basis. If students are only able to attend a few of the classes the Machine, The PlainStitch Workroom 11 Oct, 10.30am-12.30pm: Miss Stitch’s fee is the same for full course or part.

Library Photo Competition

Dave Bilbrough LIVE

St Mary’s Wendover Saturday 11 October 2014 at 7.30 pm Dave Bilbrough’s music has a wide appeal that spans all Christian denominations and networks. We are delighted to welcome Dave back to St Mary’s for what will be a memorable mix of acoustic and band music, songs and personal anecdotes. This event will undoubtedly be another sell out. Tickets £15 (Adult) £12 (Concessions) £30 (Family) available from: St Mary’s Shop 11 High Street, Wendover 01296 623123


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Events Late Night Shopping

October Loyalty Card Offers

Thu 2 Oct until 9pm, Barn Courtyard HP22 6DU Join us in the Little Bird gallery for a glass of fizz and meet Jewellers Kerry & Xuella who will be on hand to talk about their work and to take commissions. The Dandy Kid will be open too for some child free shopping!

Non-Stop Exercise

Sat 4 Oct, 8am-Noon, Hampden Meadow JPR Fitness are organising a fundraising event to raise sponsorship for the Hospice of St. Francis Mud Pack Challenge. Come join the fun & fitness for a good cause!

La Traviata

See also www.wendoverloyaltycard.com, Wendover Hardware on the Manor Waste and community notice boards in Budgens & Costa

ADH Window Cleaning: Patio & Decking pressure washing 20% discount; 25% off conservatory roof cleaning! Gutter clean check £30 discounted from any work done 07777 654383 A Little Bird Gallery: Buy 10 cards and get 11th FREE Andrew Gardner: 10% off all GANT products, including: Shirts, Knitwear, Jeans, Chinos, Coats , Underwear & accessories

Sat 4 Oct, 8pm, Parish Church of Sts Peter & Paul, Tring Aylesbury Opera Group will put on a concert performance of Verdi’s La Traviata, in English. This very popular opera is packed full of fantastic tunes with plenty of chorus work. The performance will be led from the piano by Anthony McCarthy. Tickets £10 at the door.

Cambridge Weight Plan: 10% off for initial appointment. 01296 623560

SSAFA World War One Concert

Costa: 10% discount (cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer)

Sat 4 Oct, 8pm Aylesbury High School SSAFA will be staging a World War I Memorial Concert to recognise those who went to war, many of whom did not return. Tickets are £10 and can be purchased by ringing 01296 712513.

Cat Booker: FREE TRIAL CLASS Pilates Wendover Memorial Hall 9.15 Wednesdays OR Bootcamp Class, www.catbookerfitness.co.uk Chilterns Sports Clinic: 10% off any service and treatment except Swim Stroke Analysis (01296 696133 / www.sportsinjuryclinic.org.uk), Fabric HQ: 10% off all classes booked in October Hemingford Pest Control: £10 off ANY accepted quote 07736 327808 Liveluxe: Gorgeous FREE gift with any purchase over £20 Maria Bray Nutritional Therapist: 10% off for initial appointment, 581561

Wendover Sewing Bee Celebration

Tue 7 Oct, 9.30am-Noon, St Anne’s Hall A party to celebrate that PlainStitch have now taught over 50 local ladies how to make a quilt in their beginners Simple Sampler Class. There will be a cake and fizz and each special Simple Sampler VIP lady will be bringing along her quilt and her latest piece of work to show. Interested guests and anyone who would like to see what they do is welcome. It’s just £4 and cake and tea or fizz included too!

Fabric HQ Events

all at Fabric HQ, Layby Farm, Old Risborough Road, Stoke Mandeville Tue 7 Oct, 7.30-9.30pm The Fabric HQ Sewcial. Bring along a project, get advice, chat and expand your sewing knowledge. £7. Contact rae@fabrichq.co.uk . Sat 11 Oct, 10am-4pm Sewing Machine Start-up for Beginners. Our Popular Sewing Machine Start-up session is back! Perfect for complete beginners or those who have lost their confidence. £60.

Numbers: 10% off tax returns completed and filed by 31 Oct 2014. Visit www.numbers-ltd.co.uk/wendover or 01296 620220. Ts and Cs apply Perry House Dental Surgery: 30% off bleaching, subject to conditions Simon Carter: 10% off all accessories The Bakers Shop meal deal: freshly made just for you ONLY £2.75 1 sandwich + 1 selected canned drink Spice Garden: £5 off on orders over £25 The Village Gate: 20% off food bill, when a minimum of two adults order a main course each, Monday to Thursday 01296 623884 Twist: Mon-Thurs any glass of wine upgrade from 125 to 175ml Village Environment Services: 20% discount on accepted estimate for CCTV drain survey or drain clearance, 07850 635844, ends Jan 2015 Wendover Wood: £18 per hour for support on IT including software, hardware and applications. 01296 623869


Summer Reading Challenge Finishers Award Ceremony

2 October at 2.30

Do you have any Chinese items for sale or that you would like to have valued?

Chan Ling Yap talking about her book ‘New Beginnings’

7 October at 2.30

Val Brown discussing WW1 Poetry

Call us for a free valuation Hogarth House, High Street, Wendover 01296 624402, enquiries@sallyturnerantiques.com www.sallyturnerantiques.com Customer car park through archway


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9 October at 10.30 Tea and Talk with Crime writer Richard Walmsley 28 October 10:15 to 10:45

Lingtastic – Fun activities for 1 to 5 year olds based around French. Booking essential through the Library


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Exciting new archaeology and anthropology classes starting in October in Wendover and Weston Turville


http://www.mayaarchaeologist.co.uk Dr Diane Davies mesoarchaeologist@gmail.com 07703 436398

email rae@fabrichq.co.uk to book your space. Thu 16 Oct, 7.15-10.15pm Staple Dress NORDIC WALKING WITH Workshop. A perfect beginner’s dress making JPR FITNESS project. Designed to be simple yet flattering, it’s a year-round wardrobe essential. £65 Regular Nordic Walks Mon 7pm, Wed 9.30am for 3 classes: 16, 23 & 30 Oct. email rae@ fabrichq.co.uk to book your space. and Sat 10.30am Sat 18 Oct, 10am-4pm Cushions With Piping Wendover/Wendover Woods L FREE taster session: & Zip. Learn how to make cushion covers like Saturday 4th Oct 9.30am* a professional with piping and zips, and enjoy *as part of JPR fundraising event. •  Full body workout Regular introduction to Nordic •  Suitable for all some time with like-minded folk. £60 email •  Improves posture Walking sessions available. rae@fabrichq.co.uk to book your space. •  Burns 40% more calories than walking Wed 29 Oct & 5 Nov, 7.15-10.15pm •  Guided scenic routes through the Chilterns Introduction to Garment Construction. www.jprfitness.co.uk In this class you will learn the basics of A Fresh approach to fitness! 07788 568204 dressmaking. At the end of the workshops you’ll have a pretty top to take home and the confidence to use your new skills again and again. £60 email rae@fabrichq.co.uk to book your space. WITH LIVE MUSIC




WESTON TURVILLE VILLAGE HALL 7.30 - 11.00 TICKET £15 (INCLUDES MEAL) LICENSED BAR For more information and tickets Contact Riah Wilkinson or email rwilkinson@ageukbucks.org.uk LIPREADERS HEAR BETTER ... ...let your eyes help your ears Do you struggle to hear in noise?

For further details contact: judy.lipreading@gmail.com 07837 993923

New lipreading class starting at Wendover Library in October 2014 Date & Time details from Judy Duration: 2 hours

Sex, Lies and Putrefaction

Tue 7 Oct, 8pm, Stewart Hall Little Kimble Timothy Walker, who is Director at the Oxford University Botanic Gardens, returns to talk about pollination. This very knowledgeable and entertaining speaker will discuss the variety of animals and other carriers that are exploited by plants and why this knowledge is so important. If you would like more information about the Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society, please contact Michael Hopkins at kehsmemsec@gmail.com. You can also visit our website www.bucksinfo.net/kehs for further information.

presents the award winning musical FAUST stylish re-telling of Goethe’s classic tale young man sells his soul to the devil for fame and fortune ‘a musical spree of corruption and sin’ WENDOVER MEMORIAL HALL Saturday 18 October 7.30pm (doors open 7.00pm) Bar available. Tickets £12 on sale from Number One High Street Wendover or Mike Spain 01296 622678 mjp.spain@btopenworld.com Wendover News October 2014

You don’t have to be a member. Everyone is welcome just come along. For more information about Chiltern Humanists and a full programme of events, please visit www. chilternhumanists.org.uk

Wendover Carers’ Support Group

Thu 9 Oct, 1-3pm, Wen Library Room Fire Safety – A talk by Bucks Fire and Rescue Service about staying safe from fires in your home. There will also be a chance to chat and 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 (calls charged at local rate). Do you require transport to and from the venue? Do you require a sitting service? We can help. www.carersbucks.org

Wendover Village Quiz

Thu 9 Oct, 7.30pm, Wendover Bowls Club Many thanks to Wendover Parish Council in general and question master Alan Myers in particular for organising the quiz again this Autumn. Come along to see your friends represent different local organisations as they pit their wits against one another in The Modern British Funeral friendly verbal combat. This will happen on Wed 8 Oct, 8pm, Cloisters Hall WD3 1HL Simon is a Humanist Celebrant with many Thursdays 9, 16, 23 in October and continue years’ experience. His talk will reflect the into November. Wendover Bowls Club is in



evolution of the format of funerals and the influence non-religious funerals have had on traditional services. Following his talk, he will be pleased to answer any questions you may have.

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Antiques & Collectors Market Thursday 16 October

9am-2pm (Trade 8am) Entrance by donation to Charity

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Dobbins Lane, behind the Tennis and Squash Weston Turville Horticultural Society Club. Entrance is free and there is a bar. All Thu 9 Oct, 8pm Weston Turville Vlg Hall welcome. The new season begins. The AGM will be followed by a talk by Ms Charlie Powell of Pack Up Your Troubles the Lindengate Charity which has taken over Thu 9-Sat 11 Oct, 7.30 pm, RAF Halton Theatre and is developing the site next to Worlds In order to commemorate the centenary of End Nursery. A cheese & wine social will the start of World War One, the theatre at follow. Do come along if you can – you will RAF Halton is putting on a show that explores be made most welcome. If you would like what happened on the home front whilst the more information please call Pat Rutherford brave boys were away fighting called “Pack on 613965. Up Your Troubles”. It comprises thought provoking playlets and music hall variety Exposure songs to sing along to. Along with the show Fri 10 Oct-Sun 2 Nov, Obsidian Art HP22 5XJ is a ploughman’s supper for all who buy the Five award winning photographers - Vic £10 ticket (10% discount for concessions). Attfield, Roger Longdin, Bob Marshall, Gillian What can be better; entertainment AND Morgan & Linda Bembridge present their food? 2014 exhibition. Entry to the exhibition is free and all work is for sale. It is a time for reflection and commemoration of such a world-changing event, which is Ceilidh portrayed in a way that will inform as well Fri 10 Oct, 7.30pm, Weston Turville Vlg Hall as amuse. Please come along and join us Benefits AgeUK. Tickets are £15 which in remembering those who gave their lives includes food. There will be a licensed bar during this period. Tickets on 01296 586582. and live music from a local band called


Plant and Produce Market Saturday 18 October 10.00 -13.00 Gt Missenden Memorial Centre Admission Free CONCERT St Mary the Virgin W/Turville Saturday 18 October, 7.30 The Dixieland Swing Kings Trad Jazz in 1960’s style Tickets £10 at door, U18 free Wine, refreshments included Enquiries 424982

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Events Broadband, www.broadbandbarndance.co.uk. Memorial for William Bowden See ad page 4. Sun 12 Oct, 11am, St Anne’s Church During World War 1, 23 men were lost from the congregations of Wendover Baptist Family Film Night Sat 11 Oct, 6.30pm, Wen Christian Centre and Wendover Congregational Churches. A fun evening out with the family is on offer Wendover Free Church, which is the union when Wendover Free Church screens the of these two non-conformist churches, has popular & heart-warming film “Frozen”. decided to hold a short memorial for each It’s been described as “dazzling fun for the of the 23 men as close as possible to the whole family!” There is no need to book, centenary of their deaths. just come at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start. Free ice cream and popcorn will be provided! All The first of these memorials will take place welcome (unaccompanied adults too). No during the regular 11.00am Morning Service on Sunday 12 October, 100 years after the charge for this event. death of William Bowden who died on 10 October 1914. All are welcome to attend the Dave Bilbrough service, especially any family members still Sat 11 Oct, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church We are delighted to welcome Dave back living in the area. The next memorials, for to St Mary’s Wendover for what will be a George Deering and William Fantham, will memorable mix of acoustic and band music, be held in May 2016. songs and personal anecdotes. This event will undoubtedly be another sell out. Tickets Evening WI £15 (Adult) £12 (Concessions) £30 (Family) Tue 14 Oct, 7.45pm, St Anne’s Hall available from St Mary’s Shop 11 High Street, Mrs. Josie Jeffrey will be talking about “The Secrets of a Store Detective” Visitors are Wendover. 01296 623123. See ad page 3.


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Open Morning

Wed 15 Oct, 9.30am-Noon, John Hampden School Wendover Presentation and guided tours at 9.30 and 11am for parents whose children will start school in academic year 2015-2016. To book your place on a tour, please telephone 01296 622629 or email office@jhampden. bucks.sch.uk .

BBOWT Plant & Produce Market

Sat 18 Oct, 10am-1pm, Gt Missenden Memorial Centre Support local wildlife at this regular event. See ad page 5.

History Talk: Suffer Little Children

Sat 18 Oct, 2pm, Prebendal Farm Comm Ctre, HP19 7QT Born during an age when the wealthy had little sympathy for the poor and destitute, the lives of children from deprived families in Victorian Britain could be grim. Put into

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TEACHER WORKSHOP ON THE ANCIENT MAYA 10-3 pm, Wednesday 29 October 2014

Events employment at an early age, some being apprenticed to a life of slavery, the children struggled to cope with work that even their elders found hard. Judy Davies’ talk with animated PowerPoint slides incorporates the children’s stories, examples being taken from reports of enquiries for employment commissions.

Weston Turville Village Hall http://www.mayaarchaeologist.co.uk Dr Diane Davies mesoarchaeologist@gmail.com 07703 436398

Community will be also raising donations by selling hot beverages and cakes.

Theatre in the Villages

Sat 18 Oct, 7.30 pm, Wendover Memorial Hall With the temporary closure of Wendover Tourist Information Centre, Number One High Street has kindly offered to sell tickets for the musical Faust. Details in the advert Non-members very welcome. A small page 4 and on Wendover News website. donation is appreciated. Free help available - our Names Database and Apart from pure joy of a Saturday night libraries are available for consultation at out, there are two very good reasons why most of our Aylesbury meetings. Come Wendover should make every effort to along to see how the Buckinghamshire attend. Firstly, to ensure the survival of Family History Society can help you. Theatre in the Villages which is sponsored www.bucksfhs.org.uk by Aylesbury and Wycombe District Councils. This year, twenty five villages in Autumn Colours Buckinghamshire are taking part. We have Sat 18-Sun 19 Oct 2-5pm, 10 Manor Road to achieve financial break-even overall to This year was much warmer than usual secure next year’s programme. Secondly, and all the flowers and fruits peaked much any surplus will go to locally based charity earlier. There is a good chance we will have BkB helping to save lives and improve life amazing Autumn colours when Acer Corner chances of orphans in remote Uganda opens for the NGS. The South Bucks Jewish villages. www.bkbuganda.org .


Saturday 8 November 11am-2pm Wendover Christian Centre, Aylesbury Rd Entry adults £1, children free For any details contact Natalie on 07796 905766

WENDOVER CRICKET CLUB 50/50 AUCTION Saturday 15th November At Wendover Memorial Hall Starts 11.30 a.m. Leafleting from late October

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Dixieland Swing Kings

Open to all. Entrance £2 for members and £3

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& refreshments included. Enquiries 424982. Historical Society visit the Society’s web page www.WTHSoc.org.uk or email Secretary@ See ad page 5. WTHSoc.org.uk .

Fairtrade Sale

Fri 24 & Sat 25, 10am-4pm, 39 Chiltern Road Also This Autumn... Crafts and food-stuffs from all over the • Handmade Cards, Sat 1 Nov world, Christmas cards and much more! • Charity Christmas Fair, Sat 8 Nov Ploughman’s lunches both days. Everyone • Mucky Mudder, Sun 16 Nov welcome. See ad page 5.

Let The Chilterns Sing

Beer Festival

Sat 25 & Sun 26 Oct, 11am-11pm, King & Queen Beer Festival, with associated food and live music by Ruairi MacManus from 9pm on Saturday night.

Teacher Workshop on Ancient Maya

Wed 29 Oct, 10am-3pm, W Turville Vlg Hall For the new Primary History Curriculum. See www.mayaarchaeologist.co.uk for more details. See also ad page 7.

The Rotary Club of Wendover and District are very excited about this year’s Winter Wonderland Family Concert. Once again, this family extravaganza will be held on a Saturday afternoon, 29 November from 3:00 till 5:00 pm in St Mary’s Church, Wendover. You will hear; The Aylesbury Concert Band, The Military Wives Choir Halton and many musically talented younger people who will be there to entertain and delight the audience.

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Fri 31 Oct, 8pm, Weston Turville Vlg Hall This talk focuses on just a few of the very many famous and notorious people who have lived in the Chilterns over the centuries. There are authors, poets and artists who have drawn inspiration from their surroundings, as well as potentates, politicians and philanthropists who found refuge in these hills and dells.

children who go to the concert, will receive a small (musical) gift to use at the end of the concert and then to take home with them. Tickets on sale at the end of October and lots more information will follow in next month’s Wendover News but please note, that once tickets go on sale, they tend to go very fast!

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OCTOBER 1914 After the battle of the River Marne the German army in France was pushed back to the hills above the River Aisne near Rheims. It was there that the first trenches were dug. The French and British found that they were unable to make progress against these fiercely defended lines and attempted, during October 1914, a series of outflanking attacks. The Germans did the same, but each stage resulted in stalemate and even more trenches. This leap-frogging movement was invariably accompanied by heavy fighting and one such action, during the second half of October, developed into a month-long battle as the British forces defended Ypres against strong German attacks. The trench system now stretched from the North Sea to the Alps, about 450 miles. It became known as the Western Front.

Eager to help the war effort, Mr Alfred Rothschild offered the use of his Halton estate to Lord Kitchener for army training. This offer was readily accepted and by October several trains a day were bringing troops to Wendover. The accommodation at Halton Camp proved insufficient and soldiers were billeted in Wendover and the surrounding villages. Billeting terms were controlled by the Army Council. Dinner had to be hot and had to consist of one pound of meat, 8 ounces of potatoes or other vegetables and one pint of beer.

Wendover had become a military town. An article in the Bucks Herald described the scene: “Wendover streets in the evenings are crowded, and the shopkeepers during the first few evenings were unable to cope with the demands of the would-be customers. The Parish Room, Congregational Schoolroom and Baptist Schoolroom are It was in October 1914 that the first Wendover open for the use of men for writing letters, men were killed. Private William Bowden (Ox etc., and paper and envelopes are supplied. and Bucks Light Infantry) of Tring Road was As many as 1,000 letters are written nightly... The men highly appreciate these efforts on their behalf. Outside the Post Office a board on trestles is placed, and men write letters there by the light of the shop window. Mr W. Pullin is to be warmly commended for providing a coffee stall morning and evening near the Town Clock, where men can buy refreshments at moderate charges”. Private W. Bowden & Lieutenant N. Kennedy

When the Germans invaded Belgium about one million refugees fled the country. Of these, 250,000 came to Britain and several families found their way to Wendover. One family was housed at Halefield, the home of Sir John Broadbent in The Hale, and another at Glencote, Chiltern Road, owned by Mr Frank Purcell of the Windmill. The Wendover School Log Book recorded that the children brought fruit and vegetables for the Virachtert family at Glencote. On 5 November, instead of buying fireworks, the children gave If you have any family reminiscences their money to the Belgian Refugee Fund. you would like to share, please contact Wendover News as shown below and on The Bucks Herald of 10 October printed the front page. an interview with an officer from Halton

seriously wounded during the fighting on the Aisne. He died of his wounds on 10 October, aged 19. William Bowden had already served for three years and The Wendover Magazine noted that “ his stature and unusual strength enabled him to enlist below regulation age”. Lieutenant Nigel Kennedy (Royal Scots Fusiliers), of Bacombe Warren, was killed at Becelaere near Ypres on 25 October. He was educated at Wellington College and Sandhurst and was a Regular soldier. He was Mentioned in Dispatches for gallant and distinguished conduct in the field. The Wendover Magazine described these deaths Camp. as “the tragic realities of war”.






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Rumours. These rumours concerned the food at the camp which was said to be so bad that men were suffering from “ptomaine poisoning and scores are ill and hundreds had deserted as a result of the conditions that prevail”. The officer strongly denied such rumours saying that “We have no knowledge of the fact here”. However, a separate article in the same newspaper, under the heading “Deserters Captured at Buckingham”, described how William Elwood and Joseph Palmer, both miners serving with the Durham Light Infantry, had been charged with desertion from Halton Camp. They were found near Buckingham hiding in a haystack. When they were put in prison Elwood pleaded guilty, but Palmer said that he “was very pleased to be there, in prison. I have been better treated there than in the Camp at Halton. I am willing to go and fight the Germans, but I want food , and we can’t get it at Halton. I am ready to fight . . . put me in a room with or without gloves on with two Germans and I will knock them both out or go under. Put an Englishman in there with me, of my weight and reach, and I will take him on. I want to go to the front, but I don’t want to go hungry. Since we have been in camp at Halton we have been treated like dogs”. Elwood and Palmer were escorted back to Halton. When the Buckingham police contacted the Aylesbury police station they were told that “a large number of men had deserted . . . and they had since ascertained that they numbered about 80. Some got away on trains and about 20 were apprehended at Linslade and Leighton Buzzard and other places . . . Their reason was that they did not get sufficient food”. As the Bucks Herald put it: “It would be idle to endeavour to conceal the fact that at the outset the arrangements at the Halton Camp were not as perfect as the Military authorities desired”.

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HS2, the high speed railway through Buckinghamshire, will now take another 4.6 hectares of land from BBOWT’s Calvert Jubilee nature reserve. This effectively wipes out the habitats of black hairstreak butterflies and turtle doves, and prevents visitors from enjoying a circular walk around the nature reserve.

Parliament this week agreed to allow additional provisions to the HS2 Bill that make a number of changes along the line of the route. One of these changes is to move the railway line and the security wall more than thirty metres further inside the nature reserve along the full length of the eastern side.

Matt Jackson, head of conservation and strategy at the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT), said: “We knew that HS2 Ltd engineers were looking at further land take within the site. Now we are very worried about the effects on Calvert Jubilee nature reserve and the wildlife that will be affected.

BBOWT is examining the impact of the changes to the HS2 route, and looking at what proposals HS2 Ltd is making to compensate for them.

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HS2 have any expertise or enthusiasm to help in these areas then please let us know). The intent is to lodge this evidence with the Parish Council so it is available to all those who actually need to use it in their petitions. Once we have the various elements of evidence available then we will need to help petitioners organise themselves to present Even though it appears we have plenty of time their case, probably by providing some there is a lot to do. Firstly in order to facilitate workshops. the activities in Wendover four organisations have come together – Wendover Parish It is apparent that we need resources to Council, Halton Parish Council, The present the best case for Wendover. While Wendover Society and Wendover HS2 - to the various organisations are contributing form a co-ordinating group – the Petitioning as much as they can we will need additional Organisations Partnership (POP). Secondly help. A joint fundraising appeal is likely once we are setting up teams to gather evidence to help all petitioners covering the following we have quantified the level of technical support we need to help us present the best areas: case possible. • Noise • Property Blight If you would like to help or have any • Visual Blight • Traffic Flows questions please contact Wendover HS2. at • Strain on Local resources eg NHS, police wendoverhs2@btinternet.com • Business including agriculture • Construction Code of Conduct • Co-ordinating local facilities • Hydrology • Cultural Heritage Now the summer recess is over for MPs the HS2 Select Committee is continuing its work on hearing petitions. The actual date when the people of Wendover will be heard is still unclear, however best information is that it varies from mid January to well after the next General Election in May.

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Business Forum The Shoulder of Mutton

Barnard Giraud is the new manager at The Shoulder of Mutton. He arrived in September and is already enjoying meeting the people of Wendover. He has already made friends with the shopkeepers, too. He is looking forward to meeting all the Shoulder of Mutton customers, old and new, especially in time to make this a very special Christmas for them.

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On the one year anniversary of the London Olympic Games, Halton Health and Fitness Club launched their very own “Legacy Project”. This was aimed at aspiring athletes from all sports aged 8-18 years and offered them 12 months free gym membership, along with strength and conditioning support. It was designed to assist the local sporting community of youth athletes with their physical development and preparation for their sport. The project has had great success in its first year, gaining recognition from Lord Sebastian Coe and positive feedback and

results from all athletes involved. As a result, Halton Health and Fitness Club is continuing the project for a second year to support more aspiring young athletes. If you would like to know any more information on the project or on how to apply to be on the project, please contact Gemma on: gemma@everyball.net or 07762 543207.

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Business Forum success saw 35 individual Glow classes Travel Tombola across the country come together as one Independent agent, Travel Impressions of to break the record with OVER 3,000 fitness Tring, has been busy raising money for Make fans taking part. A Wish UK this summer with their travel tombola. “We were extremely fortunate as Aylesbury played a key role in helping the our trade partners were able to donate travel Glow network hit their target with 40 local related prizes for this very worthy cause. residents descending on Mandeville School We would like to thank them and everyone for a fantastic mix of fitness and fun that who visited our stalls for their very generous would see them secure a place in the record support. Make A Wish grants magical wishes books for years to come! The fun filled to children and young people fighting lifefitness fused event saw groups around the threatening conditions”, said Sarah Watson, country take part in a synchronised high Director. “The picture shows us receiving intensity workout routine. our certificate from Make A Wish volunteer Keith Woodwards in recognition of the £700 Joanna said “We are overjoyed to have we raised.” broken the record: it was such an honour to be involved!! I loved every moment of it. It is always a great feeling to raise money for local causes and what better way to do so, than to mark the official launch of Glow with such an exciting event.”

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Halton Village Festival

off the day beautifully with the concert in the evening.

And I hardly know where to start in saying a very big thank you to our 100+ volunteers. Without you all, the day couldn’t happen. We are still counting the small change but we have raised £11,000 for our charities this year. The sun shone for most of the day, the village ladies could hardly keep up with the teas, coffees, cakes, quiches and rolls making a spectacular contribution to the fund, the BBQ sizzled all day and the boys running the bar were kept busy serving ale from the local Chiltern Brewery, Pimms and wine. The music from Helen Twomey & Lizzie Lister, Bucks Acoustic Group, Darren Lake and Mike Hill was of an exceptionally high standard. People just stayed for the whole day enjoying the atmosphere. The Laurie Holloway Trio and students from the Holloway Montgomery Music Trust finished

Classic cars, vintage tractors, an original threshing machine and fairground organs were all part of the attractions for visitors to see and our vintage bus ferried hundreds of people up to Halton House and the Trenchard museum who were also open. One of our visitors, Maureen, said that it was one of the best days of her life. What a lovely thing to say!! See you all again next year. Grace Tipson

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Exercise for a Good Cause!

It might just be the motivation you need. Here in the Chilterns we have some amazing events you can enter for walkers, runners and cyclists. Exercise makes a positive difference to your body and mind, and as you are about to raise money for a charity, it’s time to start

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Local News Find an event you would like to do, make sure it’s a challenge but achievable. Choose a charity you would like to raise money for. Rope some friends in. It’s a lot more difficult to stay motivated on your own than when you’re training with friends, you’ll have someone to spur you on and race against for a bit of healthy competition.

provider, JPR Fitness, will be doing the Hospice of St Francis Mud Pack challenge, a 5 mile obstacle course on 19 October. To help them raise money for this event JPR Fitness are hosting a morning of fitness on 4 October at Hampden Meadow from 8am until 12. Activities include Running, Nordic Walking, Pilates, Boxercise, Bootcamps and Kettlebells. You can join us for the whole morning or just drop in for any of the sessions. All we require is a donation to the Hospice.

Join a class and meet like-minded people. Local fitness professionals can advise you. on up and coming events and help you with training plans.

JPR fitness has an excellent track record preparing both individuals and groups to train for events. Visit www.jprfitness.co.uk or call Jackie on 07788 568204.

There are many events you can take part in locally and charities are always looking for people to take part and raise money. Just look at their websites and click on events to find the many activities coming up.

Award for The Bell

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The Bell, in the picturesque village of Stoke Mandeville, has topped off an amazing first year under new owners by being recognised as County Dining Pub of the Year for Buckinghamshire by the editorial team at A team from our Wendover based fitness The Good Pub Guide 2015.

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Flu vaccine is very effective at reducing the risk of catching flu caused by the viruses that are known to be circulating during the current season. It does not protect against the common cold. Side effects of the vaccine are usually minor but the injection may cause pain and swelling in the arm, and occasionally a mild flu-like illness may occur. We strongly recommend that all eligible patients undergo vaccination against flu each season.

attend on the allocated day please choose an alternative Saturday or contact Reception. This programme is provisional – please check our website (www.westongrove.com) for confirmation, and for details of any additional sessions we may offer. All children aged 2 - 4 years (born between 2 September 2009 and 1 September 2012) and children with a long-term condition will be offered a vaccine that is delivered into the nose. We will contact parents directly with details.

Flu vaccination sessions 2014 We provisionally plan to offer flu vaccine on the following Saturdays to eligible patients as follows: Date Surname beginning A–C 18th October D–I 25th October J–P 1st November Q–Z 8th November

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Local News Landlord James Penlington took on The Bell in December 2012 and has transformed the business into a pub known for consistently good food, warm service, well kept ales and a wide selection of international wines.

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and everyone who has been involved since our opening in January 2013.” The changes that have been made at the pub include; complete internal refurbishment, the clearing and re-planting of the garden, new patio and terrace area, new garden furniture as well a completely revamped kitchen to enable the chefs to deliver food seven days a week.

James commented: “We are absolutely thrilled to receive this recognition. It has been a lot of hard graft from everyone involved to get The Bell to this point including the fantastic support we have enjoyed from the local Stoke Mandeville community and The Bell’s menu includes many products surrounding villages. sourced from local suppliers within Bucks, including eggs, meat, bread and a whole “We set out to make The Bell the sort of host of vegetables. place that my family and I would like to come to. Our customers, who have recommended The Good Pub Guide is an independent guide us to friends, family & colleagues, have which uses consumer reviews coupled with supported us brilliantly and they really judges feedback to compile the scores before appreciate well-cooked, fresh food in a announcing the winner in each County. The relaxed and informal environment. That Good Pub Guide is available in local book support has put us as No.1 pub on the stores and online from 4 September. review site TripAdvisor for Stoke Mandeville. To now get this national award, in our first The Bell, Stoke Mandeville is located on year in the guide, is hugely rewarding for us Lower Road, south of the hospital.

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Lady Grey Tearooms Mary and Chris took over Lady Grey Tearooms in May and are enjoying serving tea and cakes to the people of Wendover and the surrounding area. They both look forward to seeing you all for a refreshing cup of tea or a full blown Christmas High Tea in the Festive Season. Lady Grey Tearooms is becoming a popular alternative venue for Hen Parties and Baby Showers. Please book early for any special event you’d like to organise in their bijoux, calm premises in the Barn Courtyard, HP22 6DU.

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Debbie Tolputt is the name that comes to mind for catering in Wendover. Debbie can create an imaginative menu for up to 100 at your chosen venue, providing excellent staff and service, or bring the party to your home for as few as eight guests, giving you the pleasure of enjoying your own celebration. Contact Debbie for all your catering needs in the coming Festive Season and beyond.

Spice Garden

Spice Garden, which has been under new management since July, is delighted to be able to offer you a banquet specially designed for the coming Festive Season, including a traditional English roast turkey dinner option. Don’t forget to book your place in plenty of time, especially if you are coming as a group, for example, a works party. Tel 01296 620500/620050 or info@thespicegarden.net .



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Christmas King & Queen

Lisa and Paul have been working flat out since the King and Queen re-opened on 1 August. They are loving the history of the old building and are thrilled to have exposed an old passage said to link through to The Red Lion. Ask them the purpose of the passage! The King and Queen has a proud reputation for giving good old fashioned value for money. Have you tried the all day breakfast or daily specials? Now it’s time to turn away from the frivolity of summer and get down to the serious business of celebrating Christmas. Lisa and Paul are already preparing their menus in anticipation of their first memorable Christmas in Wendover.

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at full speed towards Christmas. For most of you it is still way too early to mention that word. But, believe it or not there are many who have almost completed their preparations! At No2 Pound Street, they would like to gently ease you into your preparations and as such have booked in two Christmas Shopping nights. Pop along to the shop on 11 and 18 November to peruse the Christmas fayre, order your hampers and order your Christmas wine and food. All purchases made on the night will receive a helpful 10% discount. So it is worthwhile getting your shopping list together and coming along.

on their website www.russellarms.co.uk . Are you tasked with finding the venue for your work Christmas do…? Then look no further, at Russell Arms there is a superb Christmas party menu available, bringing together traditional fayre with an up to date flavour. The party menu is available lunch and dinner throughout December, excluding Saturday and Sunday.

Christmas Day at Russell Arms is already filling up, and with a delicious seven course menu for only £75 you can truly see why. This New Year’s Eve, Russell Arms is running a charity casino to raise funds for Help for Heroes. What more reason do you need to dust off your glad rags and get your snake eyes ready If you would like to talk about corporate orders to raise funds for a truly great charity, and please drop them a line on 01296 585022 or enjoy the fabulous celebratory seven course shop@2poundstreet.com . tasting menu created by their chefs.

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They look forward to welcoming you. For more information or to make a booking please contact the team on 01296 624411 or reservations@russellarms.co.uk .

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Menus Christmas in Istanbul

Ottoman Empire from 1453 to 1922 so it has had plenty of time to develop its own cuisine. In particular, the position of Istanbul within Europe but facing Asia Minor and capital of an Empire which had its origins there, meant that it was constantly under the influence of culinary developments from the East. Most Western palates are familiar with dried mint Have you ever and dried Turkish oregano (similar to thyme) considered as well as red pepper but Turkish red pepper celebrating does not burn. A spice commonly associated Christmas in with the Eastern Mediteranean is cumin Istanbul? If you and Turkish cuisine commonly also uses don’t have time urfa pepper (which is dried and fermented), to organise a trip to the city itself why not go to to the new nigella seeds and sumac. The Black Sea restaurant? Here you can enjoy all the spices provides anchovies and contact with Central of the Eastern Mediterranean as you feast Asia introduced yoghurt into the mix. with your friends or work colleagues. Don’t forget that in Medieval times, Istanbul, at Turkish food is typically rich in vegetables, the Western end of a Silk Route from China, herbs and fish. Other commonly used was the largest spice trading venue in the ingredients include lamb, beef, chicken, eggplants, nuts, garlic and lentils. It is rare world. for a Turkish dish to contain more than 3 or Istanbul the city was the capital of the 4 herbs and spices but these will have been Bora and Burcu (see also page 33) would like to thank all their loyal customers for returning so often to their new restaurant at the top of the High Street and helping to create and sustain such a relaxing ambience.


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carefully blended by the chef, not bought in as a standard mixture. As well as featuring the famous flat breads of the region, dishes of the Ottoman Empire substituted rice for bulgar wheat and introduced maize more familiar in the nearby Balkans. Bora and Burcu look forward to welcoming customers old and new to Istanbul especially as this is their first opportunity to entertain you with serious dining at a peak season. they are exploring the richness of the Turkish culinary experience with their chef to devise a special menu to please every guest. Not everyone wants the standard English menu and here is an opportunity to try out a cuisine which is not ubiquitous in England even though Turkey itself is becoming a more and more popular holiday destination. Istanbul offers you a new culinary experience without leaving Wendover.

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The Old Plow

After a successful Summer season, The Old Plow is now offering Autumn and Winter Warmers on its menu. Also featured are Friday Fizz ‘n’ Chips and Tapas Saturday so lots of excuses to pop over to Speen or include it in a country walk. Bookings are being taken now for Seasonal parties in December – the menus are available at www.theoldplow.co.uk or 01494 488300.

The Red Lion

If you are organised enough to book your Christmas Party (between 25 November and 5 December) at the Red Lion and pay your deposit by 31 October you will benefit from a generous 15% discount on food. The Red Lion will welcome you and your party at lunchtime, in the evening or on Christmas Day itself. Pop in for a drink anytime! Tel 01296 622266.

Le Bistro

As well as eating your way to Christmas, Le Bistro encourages singing and dancing! Their Christmas Party Dinner & Dance is on Saturday 13 December and following on from last year’s success, on Christmas Eve, they offer a singalong, swingalong lunch with live Jazz, carols, a raffle and even a visit from Santa! All Festive Menus including Christmas Day and Boxing Day are online at www.lebistrowendover.co.uk or call 01296 622092.


Our Festive Menu has a 2 or 3 course option; the 2 course option is perfect for those who need to fit their Christmas party into a lunch break! Our chefs are very flexible, and as everything is cooked fresh onsite so we can cater to dietary requirements or any fussy eaters you may have amongst you – just let us know and we’ll take care of them! FESTIVE MENU EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT OFFER

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Youth Halton Festival

Wendover Youth Centre would like to thank the Halton Festival organisers and the young people representing the Centre’s Youth Clubs for making the penalty kicking competition, at the Festival on Sunday 14 September, such a huge success. Over a hundred young people locked horns with goalie (and Youth Leader), Becky Murgatroyd and raised much needed funds for the Centre. There was also a great opportunity to share all that’s happening at the youth centre, see photo below.

So Much to Do…

We are back up and running for a new term, We are so excited as there is so much happening. Why don’t you come and see for yourselves.

Friday: 1900-2100 Amazing Donkey: y6 - y8 (10-13) Come and have fun with your friends, crafts, swimming, inflatables, pizza making, Wii and pool. Contact Becky, youth worker, @ becky@wyc.uk.com Mobile:07834552208

Monday evenings are currently free for your September: Youth Forum Re-Launches event: email martin@wyc.uk.com @ the Youth Centre: If you are between 12 and 16 and you want to make a difference in Tuesdays: 1930-2030 JPR Fitness Fit2Box your community come and see us. Wednesdays: 1500-1630 Youth café y7 - y11 Thu 30 October: Premier Sports Activity camp (11-16) Come and grab a hot chocolate and chill 10-3:30pm: £12.95 for a day of swimming, archery, dodgeball and so much more.See with your friends after school. www.premiersport.org for more details. Wednesday evening: 1930 Slimming World

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Students at the John Colet were thrilled when they received their GCSE results in August. 70% of year 11 students achieved A*-C grade in five subjects and 64% secured five A*-C including Maths and English Language. This year’s high flyers included Lauren Jackson with 13 GCSEs at grades A/A* and Nathan Gray with 11 of his GCSEs at grades A/A*. John Colet Head, Christine McLintock said: “The results achieved by this year’s students are fantastic, and I am delighted for them all. These results are achieved through hard work from the students, with continuous support from the staff. It is always wonderful to see the excitement and relief of students when they receive their results, I am very proud of everyone involved.”

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needs of people in Wendover Parish. You may have found on return to school or university you need expensive books or other support. Alternatively you may be older and need something. Please contact Jennifer Ballantine on 01296 622483 or j.ballantine.13@googlemail.com

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Chiltern Ridgeway School held its second set of public meetings on Tuesday 16 September. Darren Lyon, Head of Sir Thomas Freemantle school, spoke at the evening meeting. More about the meeting on www.facebook.com/ chilternridgeway . Chiltern Ridgeway are asking for parents of children in current school years 4 & 5 to register their interest via the school website www.chilternridgeway.com as soon as possible so that the committee can show local support when they submit their application to the Department for Education in October this year.

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Hundreds of visitors see volunteers At Drayton Beauchamp Church copious cups of tea, umpteen slices of cake and dozens of in action! Our second Restoration Open Day of 2014 was held on Sunday 7 September. The weather was delightful and it certainly brought out the crowds with an estimated 200 visitors coming throughout the afternoon. The deputy mayor of Tring, Mrs Roxanne Ransley came early to drum up support for the canal restoration and also to encourage visitors to sample the refreshments and to buy a grand draw ticket or two!

Four big groups of eager visitors including families with young children, were taken on a guided tour of the restoration site to see how we spend your money restoring the canal. The youngsters loved seeing the big machinery scooping the earth up in the digger bucket ready to be laid on the canal banks. Restoration Director, Roger Leishman stood on the footbridge armed with a loud hailer to explain how the canal is being restored on the long dry stretch from Drayton Beauchamp to Little Tring.


ice cream cones were snapped up in record time, leaving many disappointed such was the demand. (sorry!). The Trust sales and membership stand was very busy recruiting new members and selling books, Christmas cards and tea towels. Towards the end of the afternoon, James Griffin from Wyvern Shipping Co picked the winners of our Grand Draw, the first prize being a week’s canal holiday donated by James on one of his boats based on the Grand Union at Linslade. This fundraising raffle has raised a fantastic sum for restoration in excess of £4,000. The Restoration Open Day would not have been possible had it not been for the scores of volunteers who gave up their time and for the support from Rev Elizabeth Moxley and landowner Bob Woodman who allows us to use his field for car parking.

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Wendover Swimming has been shortlisted for a chance to be awarded a grant of up to £3,000 from Lloyds Bank Community fund. We are a charity supported by a passionate group of over 50 volunteers and a membership of over 300 families and local people. An award would allow us to invest much needed funds in improving the facilities at the pool. There are 4 ways to vote, you can do one of each. • In Lloyds bank Wendover branch - ask for a token to place a vote for Wendover Swimming in their voting box • Text the words “Vote GRK” to this number 61119 • Twitter - Tweet “#Commfund GRK” (there must be a space between the word #Commfund and GRK) • Website - www.lloydsbank.com/

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Club Corner Wendover Cricket Club

Wendover Cricket Club’s 2nd XI escaped relegation on the last day of the Mid Bucks League season by beating Phoenix Old Boys by 6 wickets. Jonathan Seabrook 4 for 19, Matt Gomm 3 for 30 and Ben Pope 2 for 11 did the damage in the field, whereupon James Harrington’s 31* guided the team to victory. Meanwhile the 1st XI were relegated from the Premier Division. In friendlies, Harrington’s 120 v Stoke Green was the club’s top score of the season and with Joe Glue’s maiden 50, helped the 2nd XI win by 55 runs. George Robinson hit 83 in the win over Ballinger and Jon Merrell struck a fine 101 in the defeat of Greenwood Park by 67 runs. A successful six-a-side competition was held on 6 September as part of President’s Day, which included past and present players, plus Dads of current juniors. Afterwards the season’s awards were made and presented by the club president Tony Mogford to: George Robinson (Batting & 1st XI Player); Jonathan Seabrook (Bowling & 2nd XI Player);


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Tom Grace (Fielding); Kush Bhargava (NonLeague Player); Brandon Ridgley (Young Player); Guy Miscampbell (David Boardman Clubman); Ben Pope (Silver Bail for his achievements as a 12 year old in senior cricket in scoring a maiden 50 and playing regularly for the 2nd XI): Matt Robinson (President’s Box).

Thank You (2nd Wendover Guides)

If you were at “Wendover Celebrates” in May you may have seen the Girlguiding stall, and taken part in the lucky dip or sponsored us for the “Ready steady Glasgow” series of sporting challenges. The money raised on that day was used to subsidise the cost of an activity day at the Caldecotte Xperience in Milton Keynes. Fourteen Guides enjoyed a day of kayaking, high ropes and zorbing on Saturday 6 September. We were also able to send a small donation to the Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Fund for their work with disadvantaged children and young people.

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More recently, on Saturday 13 September our five oldest Guides were bag packing at Budgens Wendover. They have raised nearly £100 towards the cost of their BP challenge; an adventure weekend which for them took place at the end of September in the New Forest. Thank you very much if you supported either of these ventures. Hilary Gilby Unit Guider


A big thank you to all in the Wendover community for all the food donations they have made through local churches and Budgens. Every contribution is welcome. For those interested in donating, please consider looking at the website – www. chiltern.foodbank.org.uk - which lists the items most needed at the moment. These currently include • Disposable razors • Kitchen towels


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Wendover Bowls Club

The outdoor season has now ended but we continue with our indoor programme which is known as “Short Mat” where the game is played on special Mats which are laid down in the Clubhouse. We have two teams in the “Two Mat” league and three teams in the One Mat league. The games are played against other clubs from around the area. We also run “roll ups” on Tuesday afternoons and sometimes on a Friday evening which gives people a chance to get together and practice their skills. The outdoor season ended with Captain versus Chairman / Men versus Ladies and our “League” teams playing against each other. Club Competitions Finals were held over two days at the weekend with a good number of

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our members having a “Chinese Take Away� co.uk. Congratulations to the Senior Tennis on the Saturday evening and Buffet Supper teams, three of whom have been promoted on the Sunday when the various Trophies following their success in summer leagues. were presented. A good time was had by all.

The Tuesday roll ups take place at 2.30 and Mid Bucks Beekeepers Association you are welcome to come along to see what October is a big month for Honey Shows happens and it is a good introduction to the with our Local, County and National Shows taking place. A Honey Show is key part of the game of Bowls. Beekeeping calendar; it gives Beekeepers the For information you can just come along or chance to show off their products from the contact Brian Wheeler 01296 622605 season as well encouraging the Beekeepers Brian Harrison 01296 630669 Mo Warr to continually improve the presentation and 01296 486655 care that goes into producing such items as honey for sale. Our Honey Show will take Wendover Tennis and Squash Club place on 15 October along with the AGM, for Our Junior squash teams have got off to further information on this event please go a flying start in the new season with wins to www.mbbka.org.uk. in the county leagues. We have 8 juniors entered for the County Closed tournament. Rotary links to Lindengate The new class combining Racketball and After a number of presentations and a site Pilates continues throughout October, there visit, the Rotary Club of Wendover have are still places available and non-members nominated Lindengate as their local charity are welcome. Further information on the to support for the next year. The Lindengate sessions and other coaching at the club can team are pleased to have been elected and be found at www.wendovertennisandsquash. look forward very much to working with them.

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Wendover Arm Reed Cutting

In response to the discussion about weeds in the canal, Wendover News has received this information: The gauging pit measures water which is coming from the springs and streams in Wendover near to St Mary’s Church and from near Wellhead Cottage (clue is in the name) at the junction of Church Lane and Hale Road. The stream is piped from near the Clock Tower and emerges at Wharf Road. The waters gathered in Wendover are important to the supply of water to the

Grand Union Canal and were one of the reasons why the Wendover Arm was built in the first place. We measure the water coming over the weir. This site is the oldest measuring weir in the country. Records used to be taken by hand monthly but now it is linked to our telemetry (SCADA) system. This continuous record assists us in our water management strategy for the canal reaching from Milton Keynes to Berkhamsted and also to Aylesbury. Currently 9,200 cubic metres of water flow through it every day. This is equivalent to about 3 ½ Olympic sized swimming pools. Fountains will be carrying out the annual mechanical reed cutting this winter across a significant proportion of the Wendover Arm and Tring feeder (as happens every year) John Highmore Canal and River Trust

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I would like to say a big “thank you” to all those who donated during our street collection on Saturday 6 September – we collected an amazing £293 and this will help many children round the world. Our next event will be a coffee morning on Saturday 2 November in the library room between 10am and 12noon. Save the Children Christmas cards, wrapping paper and tags will be on sale as well as refreshments and a raffle. If you are unable to come to this event do please give me a ring and I will arrange another opportunity for you to buy your Christmas items. Christine Baker, Local Branch Secretary 01296 622728

strength like this. Wendover News gives the Parish Council a very important opportunity to reach its Parishioners each month, as well as helping it to understand what is important to the people of Wendover. The Council would also like to congratulate Jane Larkham for her 25 years’ service with the Wendover News which was first published in September 1989 and to thank her on behalf of the village for her years of dedication and the tireless support she offers the community. Charlotte Hewes Clerk to Wendover Parish Council

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I would like to personally congratulate you and your team on 25 years of the Wendover News. It has become part of Wendover and is a necessity. Here’s to the next 25 years! Wendover News in Colour Jennifer Ballantine The Parish Council would like to pass on its compliments to the team at Wendover News for the change to colour printing. It is fantastic More about Wendover News in colour on to see the publication going from strength to www.wendovernews.co.uk .


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RAF Halton Pipes And Drums Finish On A Roll

After a tremendously successful season the combined RAF Waddington and RAF Halton Pipes and Drums Grade 3A band finished on a high by becoming the All England Champions at the Chatsworth Highland Games on 31 August 2014

For a voluntary band, these achievements reflect a lot of hard work, dedication and effort, put in over a long period of time. RAF Halton’s Pipe Major Lenny Browne joined Iain Westgate, pipe major of the 3A band, in congratulating all of those who took part and Iain commented: “We set the

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Lindengate What’s just landed at Worlds End?

We need: • 400 Nos 900 x 600 council slabs in sand colour with a non slip surface • 200 cubic metres of screened economy soil • 50 cubic meters of topsoil • 600 meters square of hard wearing turf • 33m x 1m of wooden staging tops for the polytunnels (15 must be new and untreated) • 20m x 1m x ½ m raised beds (new ) • 20 cubic metres of high grade topsoil/ organic compost mix (60/40) • 3000 bulbs of various varieties • 1 x toilet/cloakroom suite in white Everyone involved with Lindengate is working • 1 x electric cooker and separate hob extremely hard to get us open as soon as we • Paint and all that goes with redecorating a 60’ x 13’ portakabin inside and out. can without spending any more than we have - but there is still much to find and do! Please if you have any contacts that you think Volunteers still needed might be able to help us then pass our details Thanks to everyone who has joined us and needs on to them. The list below gives as a Volunteer and helped us with the an idea of the scale of what we are facing site clearing and set-up – the site looks and it goes without saying that we will be so completely different now and the sheds grateful for all the support that can be given have all been repainted. Any of you passing or visiting Worlds End Garden Centre recently will have seen the arrival of Lindengate’s newest acquisition. Funded via a number of local grants we now have a second hand portakabin which we are going to renovate to provide office and welfare facilities for all our volunteers and “Gardeners”. The confirmation of our planning approval has also enabled us to go ahead with our plans to install some polytunnels and you will be seeing them going through their construction processes over the coming weeks.

Volunteers painting the sheds at Worlds End

The volunteer roles are all on our website, so please take a look. www.lindengate.org.uk . Please join us at one of our regular general volunteer sessions down at Lindengate’s site next to Worlds End Garden Centre Tuesdays, 2pm – 4pm Thursdays, 10am – 12 Midday Saturdays, 10am – 1pm If you’re unable to make these sessions but would still like to help in some way, please do contact us – there are lots of activities that take place outside of the regular sessions.

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Local Face Istanbul Burhan Arslan, better known to us as Bora, came to England from Turkey 25 years ago with a burning desire to work hard and make a success of his life. He learned his craft by working in the restaurant and café trade in London, Oxford and other places not too far away but when he reached Wendover in 2004 he realised that this was the place where he could put down roots. Hence, ten years on, his face is very familiar to all who grace Crumbs Café near the Clock Tower at the bottom of the High Street, Wendover. Bora is thrilled that his original makeover of the café worked so well and the refurbishment earlier this year has refreshed the entire experience enhancing its already established popularity, demonstrating confidence in his relationship with Wendover which he now regards as home. The Crumbs All Day Breakfast is already famous and other traditional fare, including their iconic Panini, is available and offering signature coffee made with the instinct of a Mediterranean.


Another familiar face at Crumbs is Burcu Ayatar, who worked with Bora in Oxford 13 years ago and subsequently at Crumbs. In the meantime, she has completed studies in finance at University in Turkey following up with a Masters from the London School of Economics. She then started work as a financial analyst in various companies. One day, while having a nice cup of Turkish tea and a chat, Bora and Burcu decided to open Istanbul Meze & Grill Restaurant! After all, both business partners are steeped in Turkish culture which they actively want to share with others. The people of Wendover watched with baited breath as Istanbul emerged near the junction of South Street with the High Street. It took a great amount of time, effort and dedication, as they tried to create a unique atmosphere, a breeze of sunny Turkish holiday feel in Wendover! This seems to be the verdict of local people and it has been full to bursting since opening in June. Burcu is unmissable in Crumbs but you may not be aware of her in Istanbul as she is slaving away for you behind the scenes.

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The two business partners are greatly helped by Bora’s wife, Nur, who is also one of the founders of the business and can be seen with her ready smile in both venues. The head chef, Kemal, is very experienced in Turkish and World Cuisine, having worked in Michelin starred restaurants for long years in London alongside famous Turkish chefs. The menu is full with exciting healthy Mediterranean dishes, charcoal grill cooked fresh meat dishes – reminding us of melt in the mouth Turkish Delight – a lovely selection of great world wines, as well as highly respected Turkish wines. Kemal sources his spices from Turkey which was once the destination of the Silk Road from China allowing many centuries to develop the specific cuisine. Welcome to Istanbul!

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




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

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Mon, Wed, Thu


Adult, Teenager Yoga Classes.

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

www.wendoverrotary.org.uk 01296 621143

Mondays Mondays


Play & Language— Appt Only, Wendover Children’s Centre



Wendover Baby & Toddler Group (term time only), Wendover Memorial Hall, £2



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

Nikki 07868 873911



French/Spanish/German/Italian lang group at The Black Horse, Frogmore St, Tring

Simon 07738 512664

Tue & Wed


Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell

01296 624089

Tue, Wed, Thu


Cat Booker Fitness classes – Pilates and Boot Camp, see ads pages 8 & 10


Tue-Thu, Sat


FabricHQ sewing. Topics, times & locations vary, see website for details




Plain Stitch sewing. Topics, times & locations vary, see website for details




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

01494 475367


10.15 & 11.15

Bounce & Rhyme (term time only), Library Room

0845 2303232



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

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



Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell



Wheelers & Dealers, Square Dance Club, Wendover Memorial Hall

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IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall

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Halton Singers, Halton Village Hall


Wed, SUN, last Fri 09.30 or stated

Cycle Rides with Bucks CTC from Clock Tower, Elles Hall or World's End Gdn Ctre



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

01296 621143




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




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

Justine 07773 047684 Sharon 07990 521679


19.00 & 19.30

Adult Swimming Classes, Wendover Pool

Thu & SAT


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



Wendover Weekly Market, Manor Waste



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

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(bi-weekly) Healing Meditation Group



19.00 & 20.00

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

01442 865734



Taekwondo for ages 5 and up, Wendover CofE Junior School




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

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Pregnancy yoga classes; Halton Village Hall

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09.30 & 11.15

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



Noah's Ark parent-toddler group (term time only), Wendover Christian Centre



Zumba Gold, St Anne’s Hall



Healing Meditation Group, £10




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

01296 621143



Fun Fact Fridays, Wendover Library

0845 2303232


14.20 & 15.15

Sounds Tastic - early for under 0-4 (mixed age), later for babies only, Wen Mem Hall




Amazing Donkey Youth Club for 10-14 year olds (term time only)

Paul Hammett 01296 621162



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

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Aug 2014-May 2015

Aylesbury Rugby Club Senior Fixtures

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Rookie Lifeguard Classes for 8-12 year olds, Green Park Pool



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

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Wed 01



daily until Sun 05 Beds, Bucks & Herts Print Society exhibition, Obsidian Art HP22 5XJ


Thu 02 10.30 & 11.30 Family History Sessions with Cathy Soughton, Wendover Community Library

0845 230 3232

Thu 02

0845 230 3232

Thu 02 Thu 02 Thu 02

14.30 Author Talk with Chan Ling Yap, Wendover Community Library

17.00-19.00 Introduction to South American Archaeology, 10 week course, Wendover Library Room, see p 2 www.mayaarchaeologist.co.uk evening Late Night Shopping, The Barn Courtyard HP22 6DU 19.00 Wendover Library Reading Group (1st Thursday), Wendover Library Room

Fri 03

13.30-15.30 Magic, Witchcraft and Religion, 10 week course begins, Wendover Library Room, see p 2


Fri 03

19.30-22.30 The Wendover Society Harvest Supper, Wendover Memorial Hall

Non-members call 01296 620450

Sat 04 Sat 04

morning JPR Fitness non-stop exercise morning for charity, Hampden Meadow, see pp 3 & 14


12.00-14.00 Coffee Posse, Costa, Aylesbury Road, Wendover

Sat 04

19.30 La Traviata, Ayles Opera Group, tickets £10, Church of Sts Peter & Paul, Tring, see p 3

Sat 04

20.00 World War 1 Memorial Concert, tickets £10, Ayles High HP21 7SX, see p 3

Sun 05

10.00-16.00 Smile Design Skin Clinic Open Day, Smile Design, 33 High St, Wendover

Tue 07

09.30-12.00 Wendover Sewing Bee Celebration, St Anne's Hall (other PlainStitch events in weekly listings)

www.aylesburyoperagr​oup.co.uk 01296 712513 www.smiledesigndental.co.uk www.plainstitch.co.uk

Tue 07

14.30 Val Brown discusses World War One Poetry, Wendover Library Room

0845 230 3232

Tue 07

20.00 Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society, Stewart Hall, Little Kimble, see p 4


Wed 08

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

Wed 08

20.00 Chiltern Humanists monthly meeting, Cloisters Hall Rickmansworth, see p 4

Thu 09



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

Thu 09

10.30-11.30 Tea & Talk, Wendover Library Room

0845 230 3232

Thu 09

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


Thu 09

19.30 also Fri 10 & Sat 11 "Pack Up Your Troubles", RAF Halton Theatre, see p 5

01296 586582

Thu 09

20.00 Weston Turville Horticultural Society AGM & Wine & Cheese, W Turville Village Hall, see p 5

Pat 01296 613965

Fri 10 Fri 10

daily until Sun 02 Nov, “Exposure” photography exhibition, Obsidian Art HP22 5XJ, see p 5


18.30-20.30 Kids Night Out, The Hub, Aston Clinton


Fri 10

19.30-23.00 Ceilidh for AgeUK, Weston Turville Village Hall, see ad p 4


Sat 11

10.00-16.00 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers Guild workshop, Stoke Mandeville Methodist Church

Sat 11 Sat 11

10.30 Wendover Christian Centre Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre 10.30-12.00 Daddy Cool, play for 5 & unders with male carers, Wendover Children's Centre

Sat 11

18.30 Family Film Night - “Frozen” - Wendover Christian Centre, see p 6

Sun 12

11.00 Memorial for William Bowden, St Anne's Church, see p 6

Mon 13 09.00-18.00 Launch of Christmas Range & Mulled Wine, Number One, High St, see ad p 1 Mon 13/ morning/ Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide, 2nd Monday (morning) or Tuesday (evening) monthly Tue 14 evening Mon 13 16.00 & 18.00 Archaeology/Anthropology, 10 week courses begin, Weston Turville Village Hall, see p 2 Tue 14

19.45 Wendover Evening WI meeting – The Secrets of a Store Detective, see p 6

Thu 16

09.00-14.00 Legacy Antiques Fair, Wendover Memorial Hall, see ad p 5

Thu 16

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

Sat 18

10.00-1300 BBOWT Plant and Produce Market, Gt Missenden Memorial Centre, see ad p 5

Sat 18

14.00 Family History Talk, Prebendal Farm Community Centre HP19 7QW, see p 6

Sat 18

14.00-17.00 and Sun 19 Acer Corner gardens open for charity, 10 Manor Road, see p 7

Sat 18

14.30-16.30 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers Guild meeting, Stoke Mandeville Methodist Church

01296 621143

01296 623150 07890 973751 www.mayaarchaeologist.co.uk Margaret Currell 01296 582318

Richard Birch 01296 624511 www.bucksfhs.org.uk

Sat 18

19.30 Theatre in the Villages - “Faust”, Wendover Memorial Hall, see ad p 4

01296 622678

Sat 18

19.30 Dixieland Swing Kings, tickets £10 at door St Mary’s Weston Turville, see ad p 5

01296 424982

Sun 19 Wed 22

11.00-16.00 “Shabbytique”(3rd Sunday), The Hub, Aston Clinton 14.30-16.00 Knit & Natter, Wendover Library Room

0845 230 3232

Fri 24

10.00-16.00 and Sat 25 Fairtrade Sale, 39 Chiltern Road, see ad p 4

Sat 25

11.00-23.00 Beer Festival, King & Queen, South St, see p 9

Sun 26

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

Tue 28

10.15-10.45 Lingtastic - French Activities for 1 to 5 year olds, Wendover Community Library

0845 230 3232

Wed 29

10.00-15.00 Teacher Workshop on the Ancient Maya, Weston Turville Village Hall, see ad p 7


Fri 31 Fri 31



18.30-20.30 Kids Night Out – Halloween Edition, The Hub, Aston Clinton 20.00 Weston Turville Historical Society meeting, WT Village Hall, see p 9


01296 624270


www.kidsnightout.net secretary@WTHSoc.org.uk

Wendover News October 2014


Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

Charity Markets

When the contractor who provided the stalls for the twice yearly Charity Market retired it proved impossible to find an economical replacement. The PC managed to arrange for RAF Halton to help out but it wasn’t an ideal solution as the dark green tents were functional rather than “market like”. As a result, the PC has decided to integrate the charity stalls with the monthly Local Produce Market. There were twelve stallholders at the last charity market and each one will have the opportunity to take a free stall at the Local Produce Market during the year, making them “charity of the month”. Where necessary the PC will provide a gazebo.

Local Produce Market Manor Waste 9am to 1pm Saturday 18 October

Planning Applications Letters to neighbours The Planning Committee meets, usually every fortnight, to consider new planning applications in the village and then informs AVDC of its opinion. In the past we sent letters to neighbours of the properties/land concerned, making them aware the Parish Council had received an application. It has been decided to discontinue this service as it was a time consuming and costly activity which gave

little additional benefit over the “yellow The Heron Path planning notices” posted by AVDC at the The Parish Council (PC) is aware of the poor site, which alert residents to new Planning state of the fencing that separates the Heron Applications from neighbouring properties. Path from the stream. The fence is the responsibility of the Canals and Rivers Trust If you would like to know which applications (CRT), but it appears that its repair is a low the Planning Committee have received, the priority for them. The PC feels that this is an agendas for meetings are posted on the important fence line both for safety and for Parish Council notice boards and the website. the look of this beautiful area of the village If you see a “yellow planning notice” and and is working to put together a joint venture want to make a comment on the application project where the materials are provided contact the Planning Dept at AVDC. The by CRT and the PC provides a contractor to Planning Committee is also interested in carry out the work. We’ll report on progress. knowing your opinions and would like to receive a copy of any correspondence. Hampden Pond

A major programme of improvements is happening at Hampden Pond including tree works, water clearance, fishing peg reconstruction and reed planting. The first phase is the removal of windfall branches, Street Lights – Princess Mary Gate various bushes, dead and wind sown trees Once BCC has adopted the Princess Mary Gate and will be underway as this goes to press. estate highways, the Parish Council has agreed to adopt the street lights currently maintained by the developers who have agreed a mutually Pavement parking acceptable “commuted sum” to offset the cost There is a problem with parking on the of maintenance over the next 25 years. The pavements damaging the kerb stones in parts of lights, around 150, will be added to the 430 Wendover. The drivers probably feel that they’re helping traffic flow, but parking with two wheels the Parish already maintains. on the pavement only displaces pedestrians, If anyone is aware of lights not working on the mothers with pushchairs, wheelchairs and estate please let us know and we will inform the mobility scooters from the path into the road, developers as we need to ensure all the lights placing them in danger. Please think of others are working before the adoption takes place. before parking illegally on our pavements.

Next Parish Council Meeting Monday 6 October, 7.30pm Library Room

Wendover Parish Council, The Clock Tower, High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU www.wendover-pc.gov.uk


Wendover News October 2014


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