November 2014 Wendover News

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November 2014

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

Fireworks As we enjoy our fireworks this year, please remember the animals who are scared by them and the people who sense bangs as war, not fun. Remembering

2014 has been the start of the Big Remember as the centenary of events leading up to the start of World War One rolled out and then, on 4 August, the day itself arrived. Since the September edition, Wendover News has carried an article entitled Wendover Remembers, which relates events which happened locally a century ago. Readers are invited to contribute any local history they know to add to our communal bank of knowledge.

As always, the Remembrance Parade will take place on the Manor Waste in Wendover at 2.30pm on Remembrance Sunday, 9 November 2014. It is always organised by the Royal British Legion and supported by military organisations, Local Government Councillors, the local uniformed youth organisations, churches and other organisations and many spectators. All very welcome.

We will remember them.

Meanwhile, Wendover is also starting to participate in a Buckinghamshire Heritage Trail. This involves any photograph you may possess taken locally during World War One. The idea is to take a contemporary photo of the same scene for comparison. If you can contribute a photo or can take part in any other way, please contact Wendover News. Anyone wishing to help with the poppy appeal please contact John Thompson 01296 582140 or email jthompson559@ .

The views expressed by contributors are their own and not necessarily the views of the editor. contributions for December 2014 before

Monday 17 November (including payments for adverts) book early to avoid disappointment

01296 624270 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.

Wendover News would like to thank the family of Bryan Reading for this last cartoon. Many readers looked for the cartoon to enjoy a chuckle before reading any other part of Wendover News.

RAF Flypast

Tuesday 4 & 18 November at 1.30pm To celebrate the completion of training at RAF Halton we can expect a flypast (weather permitting)

ANTIQUES AT . . . WENDOVER November Mystery Object on view in the Antiques Centre £10 Gift voucher for the winner September’s object was a spoon warmer

Open 7 Days a week Customer car park THE OLD POST OFFICE, 25 HIGH STREET, WENDOVER 01296 625335

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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

Events Aylesbury Rugby Club Fixtures

Save the Children Coffee Morning


Coffee for Friends of WHC

Senior fixtures for Aylesbury Rugby Club take place on Saturdays between August 2014 and May 2015. Home games are held at Ostler’s Field, Brook End, Weston Turville HP22 5RN. More on Fri 10 Oct-Sun 2 Nov, Obsidian Art HP22 5XJ Five award winning photographers - Vic Attfield, Roger Longdin, Bob Marshall, Gillian Morgan & Linda Bembridge present their 2014 exhibition. Entry to the exhibition is free and all work is for sale.

Handmade Cards

Sat 1 Nov, 6pm, Wendover Christian Centre Come and hear Rachel Baughen of Kipepeo Cards tell how the lives of woman in the Kibera slum in Kenya have been transformed. Wendover Free Church invites you to their Mission Evening commencing with a supper, followed by Rachel’s talk and card presentation. Please phone Ann 625120 or Elizabeth 625769 to reserve a ticket for £3.50

Sat 1 Nov, 10am-12noon, Wen Lib Room Save the Children Christmas cards, wrapping paper and tags will be on sale as well as refreshments and a raffle.

Mon 3 Nov, No2 Pound Street What better way to brighten a chilly Autumn morning, than to do your bit for the local community? Pop into No2 Pound Street on Monday 3 November for a coffee or tea. We will not ask you for any money BUT instead we will ask you to make a donation to The Friends of Wendover Health Centre.

Autumn Colour Tue 4 Nov, 8pm, Stewart Hall, Little Kimble Tony Powell is a horticultural consultant who trained at Hillier Nurseries. He is an expert speaker and is sure to present an inspiring talk on interesting and unusual ways to create Autumn colour.

Christmas Coffee Morning Monday 24 November 10am to 12noon Wendover Library Room Featuring and supporting the work of the Chilterns MS Centre All welcome

Artists & Makers Fair

22nd November 2014 Wendover Memorial Hall, HP22 6HF 10am - 4pm £1 entry 01844 273069 2

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Halton Singers Musical Society

Silver Jubilee Concert

St George’s Church, Halton 10 December 2014 at 7.30pm featuring the RAF Area Band in aid of The Florence Nightingale Hospice - Florrie’s Children’s Charity Tickets available from members and at the door

Wendover Choral Society Presents

A Baroque Christmas Charpentier: Messe de Minuit pour Noel Vivaldi: Concerto per la Solennita di San Lorenzo Vivaldi: Gloria with Equale Baroque Soloists (leader Adrian Chandler) Conductor: Peter Bassano

Sat 6 December 2014 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church, Wendover Tickets from @st mary’s (01296 623123) or at the door Tickets £12: Concs £10: 16 & 17 year olds - £5: u16 – Free Please mention Wendover News when responding to adverts


Grand Charity Winter Fayre Immaculate Heart of Mary Church High Street, Great Missenden, HP16 9AA Saturday 6 December 11.30am - 2.00pm Everyone Welcome!

Meetings are held at 8.00 pm every 1st Tuesday of the month (except January and August) at Stewart Hall, Little Kimble. If you would like more information about the society, please contact Michael Hopkins at or visit our website for further information.

WEA Course - Poetry of World War 1

begins Wed 5 Nov, 10am, Wendover Library Room A six-week course with tutor Peter Leyland covering poetry and prose of World War 1 and later wars.

Christmas Craft Sale

Sat 8 & Sun 9 Nov, 10am-4pm, Chiltern Forest Golf Club All handmade crafts and produce plus tombola. Fundraising for the Captains’ chosen charity Iain Rennie Hospice at Home and Chiltern Forest Golf Club. Entrance free. Tea/coffee and cake available. Lovely views and friendly environment, everyone welcome. See ad page 4.

Morris Men Autumn Tour

Sat 8 Nov, 10.45-11.30am, Manor Waste Come see the Whitchurch Morris Men and visiting Morris Men from other parts of the country show off their dancing skills.

Charity Christmas Craft Fair

Sat 8 Nov, 11am-2pm, Wendover Christian Ctre In support of Christian Aid. Adults £1, children free. See ad page 4

Remembrance Sunday Parade

Sun 9 Nov, 2.30pm, Manor Waste Come out and help your community remember those who fell in service to their country. Details on front page.

Living Well with Cancer

Tue 11 Nov, 10am-4pm, Florence Nightingale Education Ctre HP21 7QY 3-week course, 11, 18 & 25 November. The Living Well with the Impact of Cancer course can be attended at any stage of illness following diagnosis, during treatment or when treatment is finished - whatever feels right for the client. Supporters such as a friend, family member or carer, also benefit from the courses and so they are always welcome to attend with the person they support. There is no charge to attend this course. The

November Loyalty Card Offers

See also, Wendover Hardware on the Manor Waste and community notice boards in Budgens & Costa ADH Window Cleaning: 20% discount: Patio & Decking pressure washing 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 Cambridge Weight Plan: 10% off for initial appointment. 01296 623560 Cat Booker: one FREE ParkFit or TrailRun Class with CBF Wendover. Chilterns Sports Clinic: 10% off any service and treatment except Swim Stroke Analysis (01296 696133 / Costa: 10% discount (cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer) Fabric HQ: FREE gift with every workshop booked - Hemingford Pest Control: £10 off ANY accepted quote 07736 327808 Lady Grey: Half price cake on Sundays, subj to availability 0758419532 Maria Bray Nutritional Therapist: 10% off for initial appointment, 581561 Peach Lane: Half price Christmas Gift Voucher Includes a Family Photo Shoot & £50 credit to spend on photographs. Usually £60 - only £30 Perry House Dental Surgery: 20% 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 Scruples: Three offers 1. Book a facial in November have a FREE wash and blow dry after your treatment (worth £20.00) Mon – Thurs only with selected team members. 2. FREE GHD style and protect boxed gift set with any GHD purchase (straightener or Hair dryer) 3. St Tropez Sun protection and after sun half price in November Spice Garden: £5 off on orders over £25 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 Wendy Lewis: FREE signed book when purchasing a children’s print at the Loft Studio and Gallery in November and December.


Christmas Sale

20% or more off

all original marked prices in November and December We offer probate and insurance valuations Hogarth House, High Street, Wendover 01296 624402,

‘Mindfullness’ with Anne-Marie (cultivating peace, understanding and compassion within yourself)

20 December at 2.30

A special reminder that we will have Lucinda Hawksley at the library. She is the great-great-great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens and will be giving a Dickensian Christmas family talk for all ages from 8+. Full details in the library but please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Chiltern Forest Golf Club


Christmas Craft Sale

Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 November 10-4pm All handmade crafts and produce plus tombola In aid of Iain Rennie Hospice and Home and Chiltern Forest Golf Club

Entrance free

Refreshments and cake

CHARITY CHRISTMAS course aims to help people better manage the British Humanist Association. It is said that the emotional, financial, physical and if fast talking were an Olympic sport, Natalie CRAFT FAIR spiritual impacts of cancer. The approach is Haynes would be a gold medalist! The Ancient 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. - viewing from 10.30am Entry 50p - Refreshments

Enquiries 01296-623286

patient-centred with emphasis on informed Guide to Modern Life is the title of Natalie’s choice, personal control and making first non-fiction book and forms the basis of sustainable lifestyle improvements. her talk. She takes a fresh look at the ancient world and explores how living well in the Each course offers peer support, lifestyle present requires some recourse to the ancient recommendations and self-help tools, world. Her talk will no doubt stimulate and focussing on: amuse. An evening not to be missed. • Nutrition

• Exercise Everyone is welcome at our meetings. For • Relaxation / stress management more information about Chiltern Humanists, • Emotional support • Managing the impact on close relationships please visit • Financial / welfare issues


Thu 13 Nov, 10.30 am, Wendover Lib Room Anne-Marie on cultivating peace, understanding Tue 11 & 18 Nov, No2 Pound Street and compassion within yourself. See Library Late night shopping at No2 Pound Street with ad page 3. great offers, mulled wine and mince pies!

Late Night Shopping Evenings


Antiques & Collectors Market Thursday 20 November

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

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Library Room, Wendover Saturday 22 November 2pm-4pm Handmade gifts, ideal Christmas Presents TOMBOLA - Every ticket wins a prize Modestly priced Homemade cakes, Refreshments

Thu 13 Nov, 8pm, Weston Turville Vlg Hall The Weston Turville Horticultural Society presents Rodney Sims telling the story of how an industrially created eyesore was, with a little help from mother nature, fashioned into a beautiful home for wildlife. Come and enjoy this illustrated talk about Chiltern Humanists the wealth of flora and fauna at College Lake Wed 12 Nov, 7.30pm, Small Barn Hall HP6 5AE just a few miles away. Non members always Natalie Haynes - Comedian, Writer, welcome too. Please call Pat Rutherford for Broadcaster and Distinguished Supporter of more information on 01296 613965. Tue 11 Nov, 7.45pm, St Anne’s Hall The November meeting of the Evening WI will be the AGM. Please contact Margaret Currell 01296 582318 for details.


Grand Christmas & Craft Fayre

St Mary the Virgin W/Turville Saturday 22nd November, 7.30 Pupils from the world-famous Purcell School Tickets £10 at door, U18 free.

Inc wine, refreshments.

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in WT Village Hall Sat. 6 Dec, 11am - 4pm Many stalls, live alpacas! Lunches, refreshments

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We are seeking additional staff to join our friendly lunchtime team as soon as possible. This role involves supervising the children while they eat and play throughout the lunch break. The hours of work are 12.05-1.20pm, Monday to Friday, term time only. Salary is on Bucks Pay Range 1a (£7.25 per hour). If you enjoy interacting with children aged 7-11, are hardworking and have a sense of fun, then this could be the job for you! Although previous school experience is not required, experience of working with children would be a distinct advantage. For a full job description and application form, please contact

Catriona Durrant, Business Manager, at or 01296 696822 option 4 for an application pack. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed prior to application. Closing date for applications: 12noon Friday 7 November 2014 Interviews week beginning 10 November

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Events Christmas Lunch Names Due Sat 15 Nov RAF Halton will hold its annual Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch on 11 December 2014. Please submit names no later than 15 November 2014 (either by email aaron. or via telephone 01296 656573). Places are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis. The event is free to all Senior Citizens from the local area and transport to RAF Halton from the surrounding area (Wendover, Aston Clinton and Halton Village) will kindly be provided free of charge by Motts Travel. The event will run from 1200 to 1500 and will include a full Christmas lunch and entertainment.

Jazzercise for Children in Need

Sat 15 Nov, 9am-12noon, Sports Centre, Green Park HP22 5NE Jazzercise mega workout with raffle & tombola on behalf of Children in Need. Join the fun for a good cause!

Cathryn 07511 097205

Archaeology and Anthropology Classes Sat 15 Nov, 10.30am, Wen Memorial Hall Teacher workshops on the Ancient Maya This popular event has been running annually All starting in January since the 1960’s and is a major fundraiser for the Club. See ad page 4. Dr Diane Davies 07703 436398

Family History Talk Sat 15 Nov, 2pm, Prebendal Fm Ctre HP19 7QT “Buckinghamshire World War 1 Prisoner Of War Camps” Colin Chapman’s illustrated talk describes life (with some escapes and deaths) for both civilians and combatants in these camps. It is based on prisoners’ letters and photographs, on camp reports, newspaper accounts, and practical support from the YMCA, Quakers and individuals.

Inhouse beauty Mobile beauty therapist and nail technician Call Adele I.T.E.C. on


Muddy Mucker

Sun 16 Nov, 10am, Green Park Complete a 5 mile challenge tackling various obstacles, such as climbing walls, tunnels, and more. You’re guaranteed to get muddy! Details from 01442 820740 or muddymucker@renniegr​ .

Tring Road, Halton, Aylesbury, HP22 5PN

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE? The Leonard Pulham Nursing Home (a registered charity) is a relatively small nursing home of 33 rooms located in Wendover, known as ‘Gateway to the Chilterns’. Our ethos is to provide a ‘Home from Home’ for our residents and we actively support them and their families in all aspects of life within the home. We place great emphasis on continuity of care. We are looking to recruit a number of ‘bank’ RGNs to join our friendly team. If you know someone: with a genuine passion for nursing the elderly who is dedicated to providing the best possible care is prepared to be flexible (within reason) is a committed team player is self-motivated with a positive ‘can do’ attitude and has a minimum of two years’ experience as an R.G.N.

please ask them to contact us for an informal discussion. If they would like to work in a friendly environment where their contribution really matters - and where no two days are quite the same - we would be delighted to hear from them.

Telephone: 01296 625188 E Mail: Website:

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I will be avail from November on a Full /Part time basis. Over 20 yrs exp of looking after all ages. Own car.

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Autumn / Winter at

The Old Plow at Speen

Hardens & Michelin listed

AUTUMN / WINTER WARMERS (Until 31st January 2015)

Now replaces our Summer Platters menu (view on our website) Main courses are still £8.95 each with optional starters and desserts also available. Conditions apply.


Friday day OR night is fish, fizz and chips time! A glass of chilled Prosecco, fresh Brixham fish and Malcolm’s posh mushy peas and triple cooked chips @ £14.95 per person!


Saturday lunch TAPAS menu now available - inspired by recent holiday in the TAPAS capital of the world!

The Old Plow is open for Sunday roast lunch in November on the 2nd, 23rd and throughout December up to and including December 21st. For more details and to book your Christmas Functions please call Olivia on 01494 488300 or email or visit our website

When booking please quote “Wendover News” Flowers Bottom Lane, Speen, Buckinghamshire HP27 0PZ



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Events Wheelpower Shopping Evening

Thu 20 Nov, 6-9pm, SM Stadium HP21 9PP Pre-loved quality clothes, pampering treatments, mulled wine, mince pies and more. Who could ask for a better way to support Wheelpower?

priced home made cakes and preserves. There will be a craft and card stall and a tombola where every ticket wins a prize. Do come and support the W.I. Contact: Margaret Currell 01296 582318. www. . See ad page 4.

Christmas Coffee Morning

Artists & Makers Fair

Family Film Night

Thanksgiving Dinner

Mon 24 Nov, 10am-12noon, Wen Lib Room The Wendover Society is hosting a coffee morning in support of the Chilterns MS Centre. See ad page 2.

Mon 24 Nov, 7 for 7.30pm, Red Lion The festive fun is starting early …..Wendover Rotary in partnership with Fuller’s Red Lion Hotel are hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner Fundraiser for Lindengate - the innovative new charity located in Wendover which aims to provide support to those dealing with mental health issues through nature and horticulture. Thanks to Martin and the team at the Red Lion Hotel who have put together a delicious Purcell School in Concert three course traditional Thanksgiving dinner Sat 22 Nov, 7.30pm, St Mary the Virgin WT with filter tea and coffee to follow. Come see pupils from the world-famous Evening WI Christmas Fair Purcell School. Tickets £10 at door, U18 free. We’re going to have a Turkey themed photo Sat 22 Nov, 2-4pm, Wendover Library Room Tickets include wine. Refreshments available. booth and a raffle of fabulous prizes so this night is going to be a lot of fun! On sale will be a large selection of modestly Enquiries 01296 424982. See ad page 4. Sat 22 Nov, 10am-4pm, Wen Memorial Hall 35 local artists and makers will be taking part, including Rosalind Castling who creates beautiful felt work. Jane Waller from Ellesborough will be bringing her range of books and drawings of ballet dancers. All the participants are happy to talk about their work which they bring direct from their studios and workshops. Lots of gorgeous and affordable gifts to buy for friends & family. The Chilterns MS Centre will be selling their Christmas cards. Delicious refreshments on sale. More info: or . See ad page 2.

Sat 22 Nov, 6.30pm, Wendover Christian Ctre Wendover Free Church invites you to another Family Film Night at Wendover Christian Centre. Look out for posters which will announce which film will be showing. There is no need to book, just come at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start. As always, free ice cream and popcorn will be provided! All welcome (unaccompanied adults too). No charge for this event.

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Events The menu, information and tickets are available online at . Tickets are £26.95 per head plus the Eventbrite booking fee of £1.33. £4.95 of the ticket price per person will be donated to Lindengate.

hand-crafted, high quality Christmas gifts, plus mulled wine, Christmas cake & Belgian waffles! Twelve talented artists showing paintings, illustration, ceramics, glass, woodcraft, woodcarving, stonecarving, printed textiles and jewellery. For photos & more info, see: www.townfarmartshow. Please share this event on social media and . Free entry - Donations for feel free to invite friends, colleagues and refreshments in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice family as they are really welcome. We hope Care. you can make it; we’re looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with you! Weston Turville Historical Society

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Thu 27 Nov, 8pm, Wendover Library Room Jane Robinson will be giving a talk called “Parrot Pie for Breakfast”: women pioneers, a global history spanning four centuries and ranging from the lowliest kitchen skivvy to an ambassador’s wife.

Town Farm Art Show

Fri 28-Sun 30 Nov, 10am-5pm, LU7 0TT Festive art show at Town Farm in Cheddington: lots of exciting ideas for

Fri 28 Nov, 8pm, Weston Turville Village Hall “The History & Natural History of Tring Reservoirs” Dick Pilkinton has been Angling bailiff on Tring reservoirs since 2007 and has fished and walked around them, off and on, since the early 1960’s. As chairman of Markyate Local History Society he also has an interest the industrial archaeology of the site. The meeting is open to all. Entrance £2 for members and £3 visitors, including refreshments. For further information, visit the Society’s web page or email

Leonard Pulham Nursing Home

• Twenty-four hour nursing care • Specific care for all physical disabilities • Fully equipped bathrooms • Spacious rooms with nurse call system,

TV and telephone point Full programme of activities and outings • • Beautiful gardens with disabled access • Fresh home-made meals, with produce sourced locally • Visiting hairdresser and chiropodist • Visitors welcome at any time

Tel: 01296 625188 Email:

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Events Courtyard Christmas Fayre

In December...

Sat 29-Sun 30 Nov, 10am-4pm, Barn Courtyard • A wide range of local craft stalls and festive treats all in a large marquee. See ad page 1

Let The Chilterns Sing

Sat 29 Nov, 3-5pm, St Mary’s Church The Rotary Club of Wendover and District is very excited about this year’s Winter Wonderland Family Concert. 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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• Without giving too many secrets away, all the 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 now on sale at the @stmarys shop • 11, High Street, tel 07885 619854 or online at but please note • that once tickets go on sale, they tend to go very fast! Adults £10, 16 years and under £4, • 3 years and under free if not occupying a seat.

Wendover Christmas Lights Switch On with Late Night Shopping, Wed 3 Dec, including live reindeer, to be fed by hand, courtesy The Dandy Kid in the Barn Courtyard. See page 17. Winter Fayre, Damien Hall, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Great Missenden, Sat 6 Dec. See ad page 4. Wendover Choral Society Concert, Sat 6 Dec. See ad page 2. Grand Christmas & Craft Fayre, Sat 6 Dec. See ad page 4. Florence Nightingale Hospice Tree of Light Service. Sun 7 Dec. Halton Singers Silver Jubilee Concert, Wed 10 Dec. See ad page 2. Christmas Concert, Wendover Library, Thu 11 Dec. RAF Halton Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch, Thu 11 Dec. See page 5. Last orders for Kings Farm Shop turkeys Fri 17 Dec. A Dickensian Christmas, Sat 20 Dec. See Library ad page 3.

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HALTON CC SCHOOL Mon & Thur 7.45 pm Saturday 9.30 am

WILSTONE VILLAGE HALL Monday 9.30 am Tuesday 6.00 pm Lo WENDOVER MEM HALL Wednesday 9.30 am Thursday 9.45 am Lo Wednesday 7.45 pm Friday 9.45 am WESTON TURVILLE SCH Saturday 9.30am Tues & Thur 7.30 pm

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NOVEMBER 1914 In mid-November 1914, the great German attack on Ypres, carried out by the Prussian Guard, failed. Trench warfare was established all along the Western Front from Dunkirk in the North to the Swiss Alps. The war started to spread to other parts of the world. Turkey joined forces with Germany and Austria and consequently Great Britain, France and Russia declared war on Turkey. The conflict spread to East Africa, the Far East and Mesopotamia. Sea battles took place off the coast of Chile, in the Black Sea and the Red Sea. British airmen bombed a Zeppelin factory at Friedrichshafen.

Lord Kitchener, the Secretary for War, inspected the Halton troops at the end of October. The Bucks Herald reported: “Lord Kitchener lunched with Mr Alfred de Rothschild at the mansion, who, as usual was spending the week-end at his country seat.” The inspection of the troops in the afternoon was hampered by continuous rain but Lord Kitchener seemed satisfied with all he saw. He did not address the men but had a “round table” chat with the chief officers, when many matters of importance were discussed. He was overheard to say “These men would look better in khaki”. Lord Kitchener left the camp at 4pm to be driven back to London. Mr de Rothschild returned to town by the 4.10 train from Wendover.

the course of the Royal inspection, three Army biplanes flew over the camp.

Because of the very wet November and heavy Army traffic the roads throughout Wendover were in a dreadful condition. The Parish Council Minute Book recorded a letter, dated 15 November 1914 sent on behalf of the Commanding Officer of Halton Camp: “Sir, I have arranged that the Troops under my Command, shall assist in keeping clean the roads in Wendover, Aston Clinton, Stoke Mandeville and Weston Turville, and parties will be so employed from 7.15am to 8am every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during their stay in billets. If these villages be not all under the same Council, will you be good enough to pass this letter to any others Nearer to home, in Wendover, there was great excitement when rumours were Crowds gathered to greet the King when he concerned.” confirmed of two important visitors to visited Halton on 18 November. The King took a great interest in the training and in The Buckinghamshire Advertiser & Aylesbury Halton Camp. News 28 November recorded the effort made by the people of Wendover to assist the soldiers at Halton: “There are many agencies at work endeavouring to keep in touch with the soldiers and provide for their enjoyment, pleasure and comfort. In Mr How’s meadow there is a fair and cinema and near Clay Lane a Theatre has been installed and one of these has been in Norgate’s Meadow for some time. Mr F Caudrey has recently emptied his large store shed in Aylesbury Road, and has made it warm and comfortable and concerts are arranged”. Val Moir and Mike Senior If you have any family reminiscences you would like to share, please contact Wendover News as shown below and on the front page.

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The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) has launched an appeal to save Yoesden, a precious wildlife site in the Chilterns, which is renowned for its variety of wild flowers, butterflies and moths on a chalk grassland bank.

Radnage Valley are stunning. BBOWT has the opportunity now to protect this precious site for everyone to enjoy, and to look after it so that more wildlife can thrive here.”

Estelle Bailey added: “If our appeal is successful we plan to continue the careful management of Above this the ‘hanger’ woodland of beech, Yoesden, which the current owners have done yew and whitebeam trees clothes the steep for the last 20 years, and to encourage more hillside that overlooks Radnage Valley. The local people to get involved with conservation.” Wildlife Trust has just a few weeks to raise There will be guided walks, workshops and £150,000 by 7 November and save Yoesden. events, work parties to help control the scrub, Estelle Bailey, chief executive of BBOWT, is and detailed surveying of the grassland so that leading the appeal. “Yoesden is a wonderful it is kept in the best condition for flowers and jewel in the Chilterns, full of colourful flowers herbs that provide essential food and shelter and butterflies. When I visited the site in for butterflies and other insects. the summer I was delighted to see so many varieties of butterflies fluttering up from the Go to to see pink and purple flowers of wild thyme and photos of this beautiful site, watch videos of BBOWT ecologist Debbie Lewis talk about the marjoram. special wildlife here and what the Wildlife Trust “The sounds of crickets and grasshoppers and will do to maintain the chalk grassland and the scent of wild herbs were amazing, and the woodland. Click on the Adonis blue butterfly to views from the top of the bank looking across donate at

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HS2 HS2 continues to rumble on despite the fact that the work of collecting the evidence to help petitioners appearing before the HS2 select committee is still ongoing. We still need volunteers with knowledge or experience on the various aspects of building and operating a High Speed train. The Petitioning Organisations Partnership (POP) are continuing to work towards gathering the required evidence. To that end experts will be commissioned to help us make the best case possible. However, if you are an acoustician, a hydrologist, a traffic planner, an estimator or a construction project manager who knows their way around Construction Codes of Practice and would like to help please contact us.

As you may have read, the select committee are hearing petitions starting in Birmingham and coming south. One bright spot in the process which underlines why we all need to keep going is the example of Lichfield. They had a viaduct going past them, which among other things spoilt the view of that historic town. The select committee agreed it should go in an “undercut� (not officially a tunnel) so it was not visible, so we should all take heart and keep working for the best mitigation for Wendover and district. If you would like to help then please contact me: Brian Thompson Wendover HS2 01296 624464

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Carla’s Wig Week

A huge thank you from Carla and the Scruples team. With the help and support of our customers, friends, family and Wendover businesses our Fabulous Fun Week in late September and early October raised a grand total of £2307. This has enabled Carla to buy her wonderful real hair wig and head wear. It will also help towards the cost of her special macrobiotic diet.

along what will be the new edge. A bundle of coir, gripped by hessian netting, is placed between the stakes. Biodegradable nylon ties connect the bundles. the space between the eroding bank and the new edge will be filled with stone. Plant seeds will germinate in the coir and make the edge strong.

The water level has dropped from 180 on Tuesday 22 July this year to 140 on Thursday 25 September. It is still high because of the Mending the towpath vegetation growth further down the Arm On Wednesday 24 September, the Canal encouraged by warm weather in Spring. and River Trust started work on rebuilding A contractor will remove this later in the the towpath from the start of the Wendover Autumn and the water level will drop. Arm, near Bankside. The method they used involves driving two rows of wooden stakes On Friday 3 October the back filling process

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HRH the Countess of Wessex unveils held at St. Mary’s church, of people who were not Wendover residents at the time. new names in SM Hall of Fame Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex has today (Wednesday 8 October 2014) unveiled David Weir CBE, Margaret Maughan, Eva Loeffler OBE, and The Hon. Mark Vestey to the Stoke Mandeville Hall of Fame. The four legends have a deep connection with Stoke Mandeville Stadium, WheelPower and the Paralympic movement and are acclaimed for their extraordinary contribution to British wheelchair sport. Six time Paralympic gold medal winner David Weir said: “It’s a great honour to be here and be named with great athletes and Sir Ludwig Guttmann himself.”

Community Orchard

The Parish Council propose to plant a Community Orchard in Rope Walk Meadow, which is already planted with wild flowers. The Orchard will consist of sixty heritage fruit trees, one for each name on the War Memorial from the Great War and two names which can be found in the register

The trees will be apple, pear, gage and cherry plus two each of mulberry, quince and medlar. They are all trees that used to grow in the Vale but are now rarely found. Details of the named varieties of the trees are held in the Clerk’s office in the Clock Tower. It is hoped that members of the Community, or organisations, will ‘adopt a tree’ and volunteers will form a Management Committee which will, together with the Parish Council, manage the Orchard. Planting is expected to start early in the spring.

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Local News 4A on the canal. Mr Roger Leishman, the The Trust would like to thank the Wendover Trust’s Restoration Director, spoke to groups residents for their support again this year for of visitors from bridge 4A to explain how the the Grand Draw. A sum in excess of £4000 work is being carried out. was raised for the restoration fund. The prize The restoration work continues with monthly winners have all been notified and the prizes working parties. For those interested in distributed. There were many local winners joining the restoration working parties, and the detailed list can be viewed on the details are given on the Trust’s web site. Trust’s web site – www.wendoverarmtrust. . Community Information Office The Parish Council has realised there is a lot The winning tickets were drawn on Sunday of similarity between the services provided 7 September in the churchyard at St Mary by the Clock Tower Community Information the Virgin, Drayton Beauchamp, nr Tring. Office and other places in the High Street. Mr James Griffin of Wyvern Shipping Co Ltd. Now would seem to be an appropriate Leighton Buzzard drew the tickets from a time to consider the future of the CIO and very full tombola drum. The Deputy Mayor look seriously at relocation and integration of Tring, Mrs Roxanne Ransley, attended, and with another organisation. For the moment spoke at length in support of the Trust and the CIO is closed but we hope the service will the restoration of the Wendover Arm Canal. be continued in the near future.

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Village Quiz

The Draw formed part of an Open Day held The annual quiz is in full swing; the ‘lads’ of to welcome several hundred members of the the Parish Council continue the traditional public, with a tour of the work site at Bridge form of previous parish teams and have

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The current doctor team at Wendover comprises the GP partners, Drs Alexandra Bates, Jonathan Marshall, Rory Reed and Charles Todd; the salaried GPs, Drs Nighat Arif, Elizabeth Ferguson, Anna Milward, Rashmi Wimalaratna and Joanna Withers, and Dr Cheryl Phillips, GP Registrar.

Named GP for All Patients

Many patients value a continuing relationship with one doctor, and will welcome the news that from April 2015 all patients must have a named GP. In fact at Wendover every patient in the practice, including children, already has one member of the doctor team (excluding GP registrars) assigned to them as their named (or usual) GP. We now reserve a certain number of appointments with every doctor for their own patients, and where appropriate this doctor will take lead responsibility for coordinating their patients’ health care. If you are uncertain who your named GP is, or have any queries about it, please contact Reception.

Influenza Vaccination

The remaining Saturday morning flu vaccination sessions are as follows: Date Eligible patients with surname beginning 1 November J–P 8 November Q–Z Eligible patients include all those aged 65 or older on 31 March 2015; all pregnant women; patients of all ages with significant long-term conditions, such as lung and heart disease; and carers for elderly or disabled people whose welfare may be at risk if they fall ill. The clinics run from 8.30am - 12noon: you do not need an appointment. If you missed your date in October please attend on one of the days listed above. Additional flu clinics may be held according to demand; please check with Reception or visit

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We will request payment directly from the patient, except when fees are paid by a third party. Examples are as follows: • PSV and HGV driver medical examinations. • Claim forms for private medical insurance. (Private referral letters are not charged.) • Letters and notes certifying fitness to participate in certain activities. • Letters to education and housing authorities and other letters “to whom it may concern” written at the patient’s request. • Forms for claiming on travel insurance when holidays are cancelled on medical grounds. • Private sickness certificates. (There is no charge for medical statements [fit notes] which are provided for spells of sickness absence of longer than seven days.) For more information and a full schedule of charges please see our website.

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Local News gone out fighting in the first round; the form of the ladies has seen them through to the next round. Don’t miss the Quiz on Thursday evenings from 7.30pm in the Bowls Club off Dobbins Lane Thanks again to Alan Myers for all his work as question master. Results are in from the first and second rounds of the quiz, winners are in bold. Thursday 9 October: Free Church A (42)

Phalacrophobia Society (32)

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St Marys Alpha (32) Arty Facts (36) Wendover Rotary – Free pass to 2nd round

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Thursday 16 October: Hase Osborne (32) Wendover Evening WI. (29) Wendover Twinning Association (28)

Wendover Camel Racing Club (35) Halton Singers (26) WPC Ladies (30)

Who’s Doing the Dishes?

This is a new daytime show that’s a cross between “Come Dine with Me” and “Through the Keyhole” that sees ex-Westlife member Brian McFadden escorting four blindfolded civilians (us!) to a celebrity’s home. While we had a nosey round the house for clues, the celebrity in question prepared dinner, embedding cryptic hints to their identity in the names of each course – literally, a signature dish. If we managed to correctly identify the host we won some cash and the celebrity had to do the washing up. If we got it wrong we had to do the scrubbing! The filming days were really long affairs from literally 12noon to 12pm or 1am in the morning the next day. The best bit was getting to meet some great celebrities such as Wayne Sleep, Caprice (super model) and Anthony Worral-Thompson in the very personal surroundings of their own home. We had plenty of time to talk with them informally off-camera afterwards, too. Matthew West, Wendover

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Wendover 2014 Christmas Celebration Evening Wednesday 3rd December 4pm – 8pm Christmas Lights Switch On Live Music BBQ & Hot Food Winter Warming Bar Gift Stalls Late Night Shopping

Special visit from Santa “The Band” from Milton Keynes will entertain us with the best covers spanning the last 50 years; they promise there'll be something for everyone and are looking forward to being part of this event. Most High Street retailers will be open until 8pm, so this is the perfect chance to visit old favourites and explore new venues that you’ve not seen before. Wendover Parish Council has taken on the organisation of this event in partnership with Iain Rennie as this year’s charity. Many thanks to Harpenden Building Society for generously sponsoring our lovely Manor Waste Christmas tree.

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A good look at the adverts in this edition of Wendover News will demonstrate that you need look no further than your own area to buy all sorts of amazing food and presents right on your doorstep which considerably reduces seasonal stress.

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If you missed the traditional Number One launch of their Christmas Range in October, fear not, they may still have some beautiful gifts available if you rush down to their fantastic shop near the Clock Tower. Don’t forget that presents bought here will be expertly gift wrapped for you so that’s one less chore for December! Once again, No2 Pound Street will have late openings on Tuesdays 11 and 18 November so that you can see all the Christmas Goodies close up with ideas for your own home feasting or gifts including hampers. All purchases on the night will receive a helpful 10% discount. Corporate orders welcome, try 01296 585022 or . Mulled wine and mince pies de rigeur. As usual on the last weekend in November, this year Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th, the Barn Courtyard next to Antiques at Wendover will be transformed into a wonderful Christmas Market. You can experience the beautiful lighting and individual specialist shops any time but when the Marquee is up the range of craft stalls extends your opportunity to buy something really original for that very special person.

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As well as shopping for presents, this is a great time of year for friends and colleagues to get together and just socialise. Le Bistro has organised a Dinner & Dance for Saturday 13 December. The October edition of Wendover News reminded you that for parties booked between 25 November and 5 December at the Red Lion there is a 15% discount on food if the deposit has been paid by 31 October. There are many other outlets in Wendover which are also taking orders for their own specialities. The pages of Wendover News reveal many idiosyncratic opportunities for gatherings. We are so lucky to have entrepreneurs who just love what they are doing and offer the personal touch in the many restaurants and cafes in the area. You may want a simple Christmas Tea Party in a quiet space or a feast of several courses with full on music. Seek and ye shall find, without having to travel far and wide. Alternatively, you can also find help to entertain at home. If you are looking for ethical shopping, this very page will show you where to go in Wendover. We can now start to look forward to the Christmas Lights Switch On which happens on the evening of the first Wednesday in December. See page 17 for details.

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Harpenden Building Society is opening another school bank, this time in Halton Community Combined School. An assembly was recently held at the school, introducing the Building Society to the pupils explaining how the savings process works. This is the fifth school bank now in operation, through the Harpenden Building Society, the others being at Wendover CofE Junior School, Aston Clinton Combined School and elsewhere. Pupils can bring in penny amounts on a weekly or less regular basis and watch how their balances grow in their accounts. This is a very effective way for parents to help young children develop the habit of saving in advance for an item rather than always relying on credit.

facilities, and exciting opportunities available for our Sixth Form students. This is a great opportunity to meet staff and students, and hear about the variety of subject options on offer. We look forward to welcoming you to our friendly school.

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My approach to work and life are very similar: I want to learn something new each day and improve. I believe in an overall balance between activities and I set aside time for reflection. As well as being an avid road cyclist I am also a keen musician - I find both hobbies give me time to reflect on life, but only cycling allows me to eat (nearly) as much as I want!

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Wendover Foodbank Why do we need a Foodbank? 13 million people currently live below the poverty line in the UK. For some it is normal to go without food, for others it may be a temporary problem caused by issues such as illness, redundancy or debt. In 2013 - 14 Foodbanks fed 913,138 people nationwide, of which 330,205 were children. The Trussell Trust set up its Foodbanks based firmly in the belief that local communities are best placed to meet local needs. How does our Foodbank work? Non perishable, in-date food is donated by members of our community through local churches and the collection point after the tills at Budgens, Wendover. All donations are taken to the Chiltern Foodbank main office in Chesham where volunteers sort and pack it into boxes ready to be given to local people in need. Our local professionals such as doctors, social workers and teachers identify people within our community in crisis and issue them with a Foodbank voucher. These vouchers can be redeemed at the

Foodbank, where those in need are given a warm welcome, a listening ear, guidance to other agencies providing help in dealing with longer-term problems and of course the much needed three days of emergency food. Donating food and/or hygiene products gives you the confidence that 100 per cent of the money you spend goes straight to the people that you want to help. What else could you do? The charity website (chiltern.foodbank. has all the information you need to determine what else you could do to contribute, for example could you become a volunteer yourself? Could you/your organisation become a referral partner? Could you make a gift aid donation?

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34 years as a Retiring as a GP, I consider myself very lucky to have been able to do a job that I have absolutely loved for so long. I was also extraordinarily fortunate to join the Wendover GP partnership all those years ago. In the advertisement, Wendover was described as “ a small picturesque village on the edge of the Chilterns”. Little did I know how much I would grow to love Wendover and the people who live here.

During my time at Wendover, there have been many changes. When I started in practice in 1980, I joined Drs Riley, Ian Phipps MCFHP MAFHP Garrod and Leeper and I remember the Foot Health Practitioner whole of the back of my car being full of (Wendover - based) equipment and medication. Those were the days when we were on call at night Home visits - 01296 696032 and weekends and looked after patients Surgery at the Belmore Centre with heart attacks and strokes at home. 01296 612361 We went in to Aylesbury to supervise babies being delivered at the Royal Bucks Registered member of the Hospital and many of our patients had British Association of Foot Health Professionals hospital treatment at Princess Mary’s

Hospital, Halton. However, those were not necessarily the good old days. It’s tempting to think fondly of those times and be nostalgic for the personal care available round the clock, but our health care has become a lot more complicated now with its strong emphasis on prevention. The days of young people dying of asthma are almost unheard of now. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to have looked after a number of people from Wendover over the years and I have been impressed, and often inspired, by the bravery and stoicism of many patients when facing serious disease or the end of their life. Families and friends have dedicated themselves to looking after their loved ones and on many occasions the Wendover community has given much needed help. The Wendover Community Car has either provided essential transport or the Friends of Wendover Health Centre have collected that vital prescription.

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elderly, vulnerable patients called the Weston project. The aim of the project is to help older frail patients to live well and happily independent in their own homes. Our funding bid has been successful, three senior nurses have been appointed and we hope the service will be up and running before the end of the year. Many people know that the Canal and River Trust, together with an army of different volunteers, is improving the path around Weston Turville reservoir. As walking is one of the best forms of exercise Dr Rory Reed, Dr Alex Bates, Dr Pippa Moreton, Dr for your health, I have been involved in a Charles Todd and Dr Johnnie Marshall plan to promote this as a Health Walk. Very often when a vulnerable person The improved path around the reservoir is in trouble, a neighbour will offer to should provide better access and allow help. That says a lot about the Wendover everyone to experience that beautiful nature reserve. community. Finally, I would like to thank the people of I will miss the practice and patients very Wendover for their support and friendship much, but will continue to be involved over the years. as a volunteer with a new scheme for Pippa Moreton

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Club Corner Tuesday Evening Wendover Bridge Club New projector - The old projector was about You need no longer bring a partner if you wish to play on Tuesday evening at Wendover Bridge Club. If you wish to come on your own, you will be very welcome and a partner will be provided. For further details, phone Chris Peeler, 01296 624089.

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All cricket has finished for this season, so Wendover Cricket Club is now preparing for their annual 50/50 Auction. Please direct all enquiries regarding the 50/50 Auction to organiser Jonathan Seabrook on 01296 623286. This popular event has been running annually since the 1960s and is a major fundraiser for the Club. See advert page 4.

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6 years old. We had already replaced the screen and put in speakers for sound. The equipment is a valuable training aid to all the sections of the group. We applied for two grants. The first was from from The Leslie Sell Charitable Trust. The trust was set up by Mr Leslie B Sell, who was a Scout all his life, from the age of 10 until he died in 1987, aged 87. He set up the fund to help both Scouts and Guides financially and purchased a number of campsites in Bedfordshire. He was also a personal friend of Lord and Lady Baden-Powell. The second was from Bucks Community Foundation. Since it started back in the year 2000, hundreds of donors have provided grants and loans totalling £5 million to 1,600 community groups in all parts of the county. In one way or another, everyone in the county has been touched by the work of these groups and the Foundation’s support for them.

You may not realise but scouting in Wendover is funded from membership subscription and grant aid. Over the past 18 months the Group has secured several grants which have New Tents - The group have been using allowed us to improve and develop different Patrol tents for over 30 years and a bit like areas. the “Only Fools and Horses Trigger Broom

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Club Corner Joke”, we have only replaced the inners, flysheets, pegs and poles! However, time had come to look for new light tents. We applied to Wendover Community Trust who kindly agreed to support the purchasing of 4 new tents, which got a true test of the British weather this year with the Cubs, when rain, wind, a mini tornado and sunshine hit. Without this outside support the group would not be able to offer all the fantastic activities to over 230 young people from Wendover. Thank you for your continued support. 1st Wendover Scout Group

Mid Bucks Beekeepers Association

October was a busy month for Honey Shows. Congratulations to all our members who entered the County Honey Show. Out of 19 Classes we won 5 and were placed in a further 10 Classes. The speaker at our meeting on 19 November will be Peter Dalby and the topic of his talk will be “Travels of a Beekeeper”. Sadly there will not be a Winter Charity Market this year, but we hope to

have a stand at a Farmers Market before Christmas. Details will be posted on our website

Wendover Tennis and Squash Club

In preparation for the winter season all our courts have been pressure cleaned to help maintain a non-slippery surface throughout the damp weather. The Racketball and Pilates course has proved successful on Monday mornings and will continue for the rest of the year. A coach will now be joining our Monday evening Ladies tennis session; she will be focusing on a different aspect of tennis each week and supporting players of all standards. Men’s tennis night on Tuesday evenings continues to increase in popularity

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For over 10 years Home-Start Aylesbury has been supporting ordinary families with young children through difficult times. We are now looking for new volunteers to join our friendly team. For an informal chat please contact Shushana Kendrick on 01296 485615 or

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Am I the only one?

I would love to know whether other Wendover residents have noticed the total absence of any speed limit signs on the Tring Road going towards Tring? Coming in the other direction there are plenty, helping us to reduce from 50 to 40 to 30 at Halton Camp. However, on leaving Wendover and heading up the hill towards the camp there is not a single sign until you are past the camp where there is a 40 sign. I have been caught twice in the past year going past the camp at 34/35 mph and now have 3 points on my licence. Yes, it’s my own fault but if there was at least one sign I am sure it would not have happened. The great flashing SLOW DOWN sign on South Street is very effective. Couldn’t we have one of those near the Vets at Wendover Heights or is the income from the many fines too important to the powers that be? By the way, I have never got a speeding fine anywhere else in the country!! B. McGillivray

Wendover Arm Trust Grand Draw

The Wendover Arm Trust has recently held their Grand Draw for 2014. A record number of tickets were sold, largely owing to the efforts of Michael Wright, a stalwart member, who has taken over responsibility since 2013. All profit will go towards restoration costs for which nearly £400K is needed to complete Phase 11. The Restoration Open Day held in September was also a great success with very large numbers viewing the site and gaining knowledge of the overall project. A further length of canal is virtually complete and should be ready for re-watering hopefully before Spring 2015 depending on water availability from the reservoirs. Nigel Williams Publicity Director, WAT

Wendover Community Library Golf Day

On behalf of the Wendover Community Library, I would like to thank everyone who contributed so generously to make our Charity Golf Day on 18 September such a success. Following a spirited opening drive


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You Write from our Library Manager Susan Morton, forty golfers enjoyed perfect weather and over £750 was raised for FOWL (Friends of Wendover Library). We would also like to thank the members of the public and local businesses who provided raffle prizes. We will certainly be holding the event again next year and hopefully it can be an even bigger and better event! Ron Melville, Chair of FOWL

Thanks and News from Toddlers

Wendover Toddlers would like to thank Tesco Express for their kind and generous donation towards our new healthy snack times, it has helped us immensely and the children are enjoying the savoury extras they get alongside their fruit each week. Thank you also to Dinky Dancers and JellyBabies for the amazing free trial sessions they provided, we are looking forward to more free trials coming up, including Jo Jingles on 3 November and Sing and Sign on 17 November. It has been lovely to welcome many new members to the group and a new

committee member. If you would be interested in helping to run the sessions, please speak to a committee member or email for details of what’s involved. Join us every term time Monday, 1.30 – 3pm at the Wendover Memorial Hall, your first session is free then admission is £2 for 1 child, siblings £1, under 6 months are free. Wendover Toddlers Team

Foodbank Thanks

I took over as the co-ordinator for the Wendover Foodbank only a few months ago. It has been a delight to see how many people are willing to be involved and how much good work is being done. I would particularly like to thank Dary Sweeney from Budgens who facilitates the donation point in his shop, those in our community who contribute via that donation point and through the churches, our current referral partners and the volunteers who give up their time every week. Thank you all. Anne Jones

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Youth Budgens and the Wendover Youth Forum donate thousands for Young Enterprise Competition Wendover Youth Centre has received £4,000 to run the competition which Becky, the Centre’s Youth Leader, has described as “a cross between Dragon’s Den and The Apprentice”. “We are thrilled,” continued Becky, “and so grateful to Budgens and the Wendover Youth Forum for sponsoring this project.” The Young Enterprise Competition will see two teams of young people pitting, fundraising, wits, learning about entrepreneurialism from local business leaders and building their own enterprises over a twelve month period. Each team will be given up to a maximum budget of £2,000 and will endeavour to turn it into £4,000 (or more) by Christmas

2015. The winning team will be given half of their total profit to run an event, treat or excursion for themselves and, if they’re feeling charitable, their opposition.

Apart from the prize money, all proceeds will go towards Wendover Youth Centre I hope that this is more than just a which has been caring for the young competition for the young people who people of Wendover for over thirty years. take part, I hope that the training they receive and the business stories they hear Dary Sweeney, proprietor of Wendover (I will be presenting one of these sessions) Budgens and pictured below giving Becky a will stay with them beyond next Christmas, I hope they will want to put this on their CV’s and perhaps they will be inspired to run their own businesses when they leave school.” If you are aged between 13 and 19 and would like to take part in the Young Enterprise Competition please email

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cheque for £2,000, said of the competition “We, at Budgens, are committed to supporting the local community and there is no worthier local cause than the Youth Centre.

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RAF Halton Aidan Flying High

Aidan Swindlehurst, aged 32, from Wendover, has just completed ten weeks of Basic Recruit Training at Recruit Training Squadron at RAF Halton. He will now go on to the Defence College at Chicksands to train as an Intelligence Analyst. He was born locally and his parents, Peter and Penny Swindlehurst, still live in Wendover. Thirty six Recruits graduated from Recruit Training Squadron and the awards were presented by Reviewing Officer Air Commodore Martin (Sammy) Sampson, Joint Force Air Component Commander from Air Command. Aidan said: “I thoroughly enjoyed my time at RAF Halton, I have learned so much and made many new friends. The highlight of the 10 weeks training was the Initial Force Protection Training and winning the Halton Aircraft Apprentice Trophy, awarded to the Recruit who shows the most effort and

determination in the physical training part of the course. I have been motivated and encouraged by my like minded colleagues and supportive Flight staff.“ Officer Commanding Recruit Training Squadron, said: “Today is a proud day for Aidan, as well as his family; achieving success in Basic Training requires mental, physical and emotional strength, because the course is far from easy, and a great sense of achievement is felt by all, including the instructors who help them towards their objective of graduating. He is more than ready to start the next phase of his career, and build on what he has achieved already. The Operational Environment poses significant challenges, and training our people optimally prepares them for these challenges.” Aidan worked for Lumess as an e-learning developer and went to St Mary’s College in Sheffield prior to joining the Royal Air Force at the London Armed Forces Careers Office.

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Lindengate Lindengate - your questions answered

As Lindengate will be opening this autumn the Trustees and Management would like to invite the people of Wendover and Weston Turville to a “Community Open Day”.

Shop online and help raise funds for Lindengate the easy way We offer you a chance to find out what we will be doing. How we will be helping people. How we are already engaging with other community projects and if you like what you see, how you can get involved.

We’d like to share with you a new way you can support us - at no extra cost to you. It’s called “Give as you Live”, and all you have to do is shop online with your favourite stores, just like you already do.

Please do join us between 11am and 4pm on Saturday 15 November at Lindengate, The Old Allotment Site, adjacent to Worlds End Garden Centre. Tea and cakes will be available.

“Give as you Live” brings together thousands of retailers that have signed up to donate to Lindengate a percentage of every online purchase you make. Just by shopping online with stores including John Lewis, If you are able to either walk or cycle we Amazon and Expedia, you could raise as Contact Us: would recommend it. The Garden Centre car much as £50* and more for Lindengate, Web: park is likely to be quite full as they will be without adding to the cost of the shopping. Facebook: well into their busy Christmas Season. So why wait? Head to www.giveasyoulive. Twitter: @lindengate We look forward to welcoming you to our com/join/lindengate today and support us Email: “Community Open Day”. Telephone: 02081444291 every time you fill your basket.

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Local Face Local Aylesbury couple Chris and Carmel Williams, with their three children, moved to the Chandos Arms in January 2014 and all the family have really enjoyed the experience. They have been welcomed into village life and done their bit to help organisations too, including a fund raising event for the pre-school where the youngest child was a pupil at the time. U3A are regulars. The glorious summer was an ideal time for the family to get to know the increasing number of families who love to eat and relax at the Chandos Arms. Chris and Carmel both had very stressful jobs before deciding to take on a pub. Carmel was a social worker in Aylesbury and Chris worked in logistics in Milton Keynes. Their long hours took them away from their growing family so they decided that living on the job would give them all more time together. Chris and Carmel are very grateful to their supportive team of co-workers who have allowed this dream to come true. The dream has only been achieved through meticulous planning which started 6 months before they moved in. The Chandos Arms is a Charles Wells brewery pub, established in 1842, which allows its landlords the freedom to develop their pub appropriately. While the brewery were refurbishing, the

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premises, the Williams’ were fine tuning all their strategies including locally sourced meat, fish (Risborough Fish) and vegetables (World’s End Garden Centre). Once they arrived they started recruiting locals to work and making sure that all staff were undergoing suitable training, for example the chef, Holly, already has NVQ level 2 and is working towards level 3 and shift manager Stewie is very experienced but is working towards NVQ level 2.

Carmel and Chris both help out in the kitchen and Carmel designs the food. The food descriptions are seasonal and very entertaining. The ideas come from strong research and are helped by Carmel’s Jamaican heritage. This has led to some much appreciated Caribbean themed nights with authentic food, of course. The mutton for the goat curry (a good West Indian tradition) is, sourced from Kings Farm Shop, their regular supplier.

Locals have enjoyed the man vs Chandos Food challenges where only two people so far have managed the 48oz steak! Monday nights are famous for the Chandos Quiz, a long established tradition which is flourishing more than ever. Sylar provides mid-week magic while Friday and Saturday are the Posh Prosecco nights with exotic cocktails and discounted bottles. The Sunday Carvery is a very popular family event and morphed into a luxury Carvery for Easter and will do All this careful preparation reaped success in again for Boxing Day. Booking is essential, the autumn. The first accolade won by the even on ordinary Sundays. couple was Best Newcomer in London and the South East Region in the Great British There will be live music on Saturday 8 Pub Awards earlier this year and they are November and the Christmas Fare menu finalists in the Best Newcomers section for starts on Monday 17 November, lunchtimes Charles Wells Brewery (results due in late and evenings, booking essential. www. October) and in the Best Community Pub in the Aylesbury Pub Guide awards (results due ALL WELCOME in November).

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Regular Weekly Events To Advertise your event for December 2014, please contact us before Monday 17 November. Calendar entry FREE, one line; What’s On Box charity rate £15 for 20 words. DAY




7 days a week


JAZZERCISE classes to suit you.

07900 987230

Mon, Wed, Thu


Adult, Teenager Yoga Classes.

01296 623543,

Mon-Thu, Sat


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



JPR Fitness Classes in Wendover. Activities & times vary, see website for details

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



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

01296 621143



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



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

01296 621143



artsmart Watercolour Plus, tutor Wendy Lewis, St Anne’s Hall



Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell



Wheelers & Dealers, Square Dance Club, Wendover Memorial Hall

07731 776654



IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall or 01296 612632



Halton Singers, Halton Village Hall


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

Wed, SUN, last Fri 09.30 or stated Wednesdays


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


19.00 & 19.30

Adult Swimming Classes, Wendover Pool

Sharon 07990 521679

Thu & SAT


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



Wendover Weekly Market, Manor Waste



Fun Dog Training, Ellesborough Parish Hall



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


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,

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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)

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

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Aylesbury Rugby Club Senior Fixtures Liz 01296 622895



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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What’s On in November 2014 To Advertise your event for December 2014, please contact us before Monday 17 November. Calendar entry FREE, one line; What’s On Box charity rate £15 for 20 words. DAY/DATE

Sat 01




daily until Sun 02 Exposure - Photography Exhibition, Obsidian Art HP22 5XJ

Sat 01

10.00-12.00 Save the Children Coffee Morning, Wendover Library Room, see p 2

Sat 01

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

Sat 01 Mon 03 Tue 04

18.00 Mission Dinner and Card Sale, tickets £3.50, Wendover Christian Centre all day Coffee 4 Charity, No2 Pound Street, see p 2 09.30-12.00 Wendover Sewing Bee, St Anne's Hall (other PlainStitch events in weekly listings)

Tue 04

20.00 Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society, Stewart Hall, Little Kimble, see p 2

Wed 05

10.00 Poetry & Prose of World War 1, 6 week course, Wendover Library Room, see p 3

Wed 05

19.00-21.00 Wine Club Evening, No2 Pound Street

Thu 06 10.30 & 11.30 Family History Sessions with Cathy Soughton, Wendover Community Library Thu 06​k/exhibitions/bbh.html 01296 622728 Ann 01296 625120 or Elizabeth 01296 625769 0845 2303232

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

Sat 08

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

Sat 08

10.00-16.00 and Sun 09 Chiltern Forest Golf Club Christmas Fair, see advert p 4

Sat 08

11.00-14.00 Charity Christmas Craft Fair for Christian Aid, Wendover Christian Centre, see advert p 4

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Sat 08 21.00-Midnight The Mays Band, The King & Queen, South Street

Sun 09

Mon 10/Tue 11 Tue 11 Tue 11 Tue 11

14.30 Remembrance Day Parade, Wendover High Street, see p 1 morn/eve Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide meeting, meets 2nd Monday/Tuesday each month 10.00-16.00 Live Well with Cancer, 3-week course, Florence Nightingale Education Ctre HP21 7QY evening and Tue 18 Late Night Shopping, No2 Pound Street 19.45 Wendover Evening WI meeting – AGM, see p 4

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Wed 12

19.00 Grandparents Association Support Group (2nd Wednesday), Holiday Inn, Weston Turville 07949640156

Wed 12

19.30 Chiltern Humanists monthly meeting, see p 4

Thu 13

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

Thu 13

10.30-11.30 Tea & Talk, “Mindfulness”, Wendover Library Room, see advert p 3

0845 230 3232

Thu 13

13.00-15.00 Carers Bucks monthly meeting, Wendover Library Room

Thu 13 Thu 13

20.00 Aylesbury Centre for the National Trust, Broughton Junior School 20.00 Weston Turville Horticultural Society meeting, Weston Turville Village Hall, see p 4

Sat 15

09.00-12.00 Jazzercise for Children in Need, Sports Hall, Green Park, see p 5

Sat 15

10.00-12.00 First Aid Course, Wendover Children's Centre, booking essential

Sat 15

10.30 Wendover Christian Centre Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre

Sat 15

11.30 50/50 Auction, Wendover Memorial Hall, see advert p 5

Sat 15 Sat 15 Sun 16 Sun 16

14.00 Family History Talk, Prebendal Farm Community Centre HP19 7QW, see p 5


10.00 Wendover Area Walk with The Ramblers

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Tue 18

14.30-16.00 Knit & Natter, Wendover Library Room 20.00 Wendover Evening Sewing Bee, PlainStitch Workroom, Back Street

Thu 20

09.00-14.00 Legacy Antiques Fair, Wendover Memorial Hall, see advert p 4

Thu 20

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

Thu 20 Fri 21

10.00 Muddy Mucker, Green Park, see p 5 11.00-16.00 Shabbytique (3rd Sunday), The Hub Aston Clinton HP22 HL

Thu 20

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

Sun 16 Tue 18

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14.30 Wendover Horticultural Society meeting, Wendover Library Room 18.00-21.00 Wheelpower Shopping Evening, Stoke Mandeville Stadium HP21 9PP, see p 6 19.30 Aston Wine Club, Buckland Village Hall


Sat 22

10.00-16.00 Artists & Makers Fair, Wendover Memorial Hall, see advert p 2

Sat 22

14.00-16.00 Wendover Evening WI Christmas Fair, Wendover Library Room, see advert p 4

Sat 22

18.30 Family Film Night, Wendover Christian Centre, see p 6

Sun 23

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

Mon 24 Mon 24 Fri 28

10.00-12.00 The Wendover Society Coffee Morning, Wendover Library Room, see advert p 2 19.30 Wendover Rotary Thanksgiving Dinner for Lindengate, tickets £26.95, Red Lion Hotel 20.00 Weston Turville Historical Society meeting, WT Village Hall, see p 7

Sat 29

10.00-16.00 and Sun 30 Courtyard Christmas Fair, Barn Courtyard, see advert p 1

Sat 29

15.00-17.00 Let the Chilterns Sing, St Mary's Church, see p 8

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Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

Speed monitoring

Recently it was announced at the Local Area Forum that Thames Valley Police will be putting less priority on speed monitoring and relying more on Parish Councils and local groups to inform them of hotspots. Your Chair has been up to Princess Mary Gate to meet local residents and shares their concerns regarding speeding and dangerous driving – not helped by the state of the unadopted roads. The MAV (Mobile Activated Vehicle) signs, which monitor speeding, should be in use very soon.

Local Produce Market Manor Waste 9am to 1pm Saturday 15 November

Grant Application Requests

The Parish Council annually set major and minor grant budgets in order to provide financial assistance to outside organisations, projects and activities which provide services for local residents. Requests for grants of over £1000 in the 2015/16 financial year must be received by 1 December 2014. For an application form and a copy of the Parish Council Grant Policy please use the contact details below.

depend on the number of applications and the budget available. Urgent applications made later in the year and into the new financial year may be considered, but there is no guarantee any budget will be available.

buildings or land and allows the community time to develop a ‘bid to buy’ and in the event AVDC decided to sell Walnut Tree Meadow they would have to notify us allowing the opportunity to persuade them against selling or put together a bid for the HS2 – Evidence for Select Committee land, community-right-to-bid/ An information HUB has been established at the Clock Tower for evidence, research, Next Parish Council Meeting data etc, that may be useful to anyone in Monday 3 November, 7.30pm the Wendover or Halton Parishes who has Petitioned the Government regarding HS2 Library Room mitigation. The intention is to share information, thereby avoiding duplication of effort for those called to give evidence to the HS2 Select Committee. The HUB is available on the internet in a password protected area. If you are a petitioner and would like access to the Hub, then please contact the Parish Council. You will need to provide your name and petition number you were given by the Select Committee before being given the email address and password. The password is confidential, so please do not pass it to anyone else. Information will be added to the HUB as it becomes available so check regularly. If you do not have internet access please contact us for further information.

Applications will be assessed against Walnut Tree Meadow agreed criteria. It may not be possible to A request has been made to AVDC for Walnut offer support to every applicant as this will Tree Meadow to be listed on the ‘Community Right to Bid’ register. The Community Right to Bid can be used to ‘pause’ the sale of

Community Orchard

The Parish Council propose to plant a Community Orchard in Rope Walk Meadow, which is already planted with wild flowers. The Orchard will consist of sixty heritage fruit trees, one for each name on the War Memorial from the Great War and two names on the register held at St. Mary’s church, of people who were not Wendover residents. The trees will be apple, pear, gage and cherry plus two each of mulberry, quince and medlar. All are trees that used to grow in the Vale but are now rarely found. Details of the named varieties are held in the Clock Tower. It is hoped that members of the Community, and organisations, will ‘adopt a tree’ and volunteers will form a Management Committee which will, together with the Parish Council, manage the Orchard. Planting is expected to start early in the spring.

Wendover Parish Council, The Clock Tower, High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU


Wendover News November 2014

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