January 2014 Wendover News

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Established 1989


January 2014

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

Happy New Year

The Parish Council has had meetings with the Police and the District Council local Licensing Officer and are doing what they

contributions for February 2014 before

Monday 13 January

New Year’s Eve Celebrations Although the Parish Council appreciates that it cannot prevent residents congregating outside the Clock Tower on New Year’s Eve. I would like to remind you all of the risks involved with such a large number of people collecting next to main roads, with people bringing glass with them (bottles and drinking glasses) and letting off fireworks. Be aware that it is an offence under section 80 of the Explosives Act 1875 to set off fireworks without a license in any highway or public place as this is a very dangerous thing to do. If you are found guilty of doing so you may have to pay a fine of up to £5,000. Penalty notices for disorder (onthe-spot fines) can also be issued by the Police for this offence. I’m sure no one would like to start off their 2014 by paying such a hefty fine.

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

(including payments for adverts) book early to avoid disappointment

01296 624270 editor@wendovernews.co.uk practically can to reduce the risks associated with what is an unauthorised event. Any resident coming to the Clock Tower on New Year’s Eve does so completely at their own risk. The event also sadly results in a great deal of unsightly and dangerous litter on and around the High Street, Aylesbury Road and Tring Road. The Parish Council is hoping to mobilise volunteers to clean up on 1 January as it did last year and wishes to offer thanks to all of you who volunteer your time and support in advance. If you would like to volunteer to help with the clean-up please contact the Clock Tower. Charlotte Hewes Clerk to Wendover Parish Council

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.

RAF Flypast dates: Tuesday 14 January at 1.30pm To celebrate the completion of training at RAF Halton we can expect a flypast (weather permitting).

ANTIQUES AT . . . WENDOVER December Mystery Object on view in the shop £10 Gift Voucher for the Winner

The November object was a Victorian device for cutting the tops off boiled eggs Any purchaser in the shop can enter the I love Wendover draw Open 7 Days a week Free car park at rear of shop THE OLD POST OFFICE WENDOVER, BUCKS 01296 625335 www.antiquesatwendover.co.uk

Halton Amateur Theatrical Society (HATS) proudly presents

WIZARD OF OZ the panto by Gavyn Lugsden To be performed February 2014 Thursday 6 & Friday at 7 for 7.30 pm Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 at 2.00pm & 6.00pm Doors open half an hour before curtain up. Sorry no disabled access

Tickets: Adult-£7, Children & Concessions-£5 Thursday night—all tickets £5 Tickets available from: HATS Box office 01296 586582 or from Wendover Tourist Office


January 2014

What’s On in January 2014


for February 2014 events, please contact us before Monday 13 January Wendover News, Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop, High Street, HP22 6DX  01296 624270  editor@wendovernews.co.uk


We meet in Aylesbury and High Wycombe monthly to support each other. Safe, confidential and free support by and for survivors.

Tel : 07890 973 751 or sobs.aylesbury@btinternet.com

Do you have a problem with alcohol? Alcoholics Anonymous meet every week in Wendover and surrounding areas.

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

Wendover Youth Centre Ideal for Exercise classes, Children’s parties (full kitchen facilities and secure garden) The Wharf Cafe hopes to open in the new year. Contact below if you would like to help.

Phone 07742 689930 wendoveryouthcentre@gmail.com

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

07423 266713

stanneshallwendover@ hotmail.co.uk WENDOVER MEMORIAL HALL

Ideal for Weddings/Functions etc

Calendar entry FREE, one line; What’s On Box charity rate £12 : 20 words Thu 02 Mon 06 Wed 08 Thu 09 Thu 09 Fri 10 Mon 13 Tue 14 Thu 16 Thu 16 Thu 16 Thu 16 Fri 17 SAT 18 SAT 18 SAT 18 SAT 18 SAT 18 SAT 18 SUN 19 SUN 19 Thu 23 SUN 26 SUN 26 Fri 31 Sat 01 Fri 15

19.00-20.00 Wendover Library Reading Group (1st Thursday each month), Library Room, contact 07979 855047 19.30 Wendover Parish Council Monthly Meeting, Wendover Library Room 19.00 Grandparents’ Support Group Monthly Meeting , Holiday Inn, Aston Clinton 07949 640156 for details 10.30-11.30 “Tea and Talk,” speaker Jane Larkham, Wendover Community Library Room 13.00-15.00 “Keeping Warm,” Carers Bucks, Wendover Community Library Room 14.00 Friday Tea, meet and share with others recently bereaved, enquiries 01296 623744 MON 13 COPY DATE FOR FEBRUARY WENDOVER NEWS (morning) Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide support group (2nd Monday each month), contact 07890 973751 19.45 “Pot Luck,” Wendover Evening WI, St Anne’s Hall, 01296 582318 for details, also see page 4 09.00-14.00 Legacy Antiques & Collectors’ Fair, Wendover Memorial Hall, see ad this page 10.15-11.45 “Sages” senior age fellowship (3rd Thursday each month) Wendover Christian Centre 14.30 “Travels with Alan” & Annual General Meeting, Wendover Horticultural Society, Wendover Library Room 20.00 “Orchids and Owls—Not Concrete Cows,” Aylesbury Centre of National Trust, Broughton Junior School 19.30 French Wine Tasting, Aston Wine Club, www.astonwineclub.org.uk for details 09.00-13.00 Local Produce Market, Manor Waste 10.00 Public Meeting regarding HS2 petitioning, St Mary’s Church, see page 13 10.00-14.00 Open Day, Travel Impressions, Suite 4, George House, 64 High Street, Tring, Herts. HP23 4AF 10.30 Book Club, Wendover Free Church see page 4 14.00-16.00 Bring & Buy sale for SWIFT - accessible toilets, light refreshments, St Mary the Virgin, WT, enq 424982 14.30 Family History Discussion Forum. Bucks FHS, Prebendal Farm Community Centre, Aylesbury, HP19 7QW 10.00-14.00 Princes Risborough Farmers Market, High St Princes Risborough. Free parking. 18.30 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, St Mary’s Church, see page 5 19.30 Support Lindengate at the Shoulder of Mutton. Quiz from 7.30pm, Live music from 8.30pm, see ad below 10.00 Circular Walk, Wendover Woods to Cholesbury, Aylesbury Ramblers, contact Peter 01296 651653 18.30 Evening Worship at Bankside, Bankside Lounge, see page 5 20.00 “The Lee in World War 1,” Weston Turville Historical Society, Weston Turville Village Hall, see page 5 Selected February Events 19.00 Charity Concert, “Cleff and the Shad-ohs,” St Mary’s Church, see ad below Valentine’s Fundraising Quiz for Wendover Celebrates, see page 8

LEGACY FAIRS Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 16 January

WiFi and late licences available

9am-2pm (Trade 8am)

Enquiries : 07804 671445

Entrance by donation to Charity


Wendover Memorial Hall

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

One of the country’s most successful Handlers, Instructors & Behaviourists Weekdays, evenings, weekends Tel: 01296 615905 or visit www.rosswaydogtraining.co.uk Join a warm and friendly group today . . . WEDNESDAYS

Support Lindengate “Sow the Seeds Appeal” at the Shoulder of Mutton 20 Pound Street, HP22 6EJ Thursday 23 January Enjoy a QUIZ from 7.30 – 8.30pm LIVE MUSIC from 8.30 – 10pm

Wendover Youth Centre, Wharf Road, Wendover HP22 6HF Tel: Nicola 07719 370973

Would you like to start now? Together we can do it and its on your door step ... Since launching the group on 11 Sept in just 12 weeks we have lost an amazing 37 stone or 524.5lb - equivalent to 238 bags of sugar or 1049 packs of butter. Give yourself the best gift this New Year and come and join our group. Men, women and children from age 11 are all welcome.

Would you love ..... o eat and enjoy ‘real food’ that will satisfy your appetite while you are slimming? To feel good about yourself and in control of your life?  wear whatever you choose and shop wherever you like? Charity Reg No 1153868 To love the way you look - every day?

Great selection of raffle prizes and find out how you can get involved in this amazing project Follow us on Facebook for updates on the night’s entertainment

www.lindengate.org.uk See pages 17 and 21

Charity gig at St Mary’s Church, Wendover

WENDOVER MUSIC 2014 at St Mary’s Church, Wendover

Saturday February 1st 2014 commencing 7.00pm ‘Cleff and the Shad-ohs’ - Main Act

Saturday 12 April 7.30pm

Saturday 10 May 7.30pm

Academy of Ancient Music

Angela Hewitt

(period instrument orchestra)


The Sound Collective (all local Wendover people) Support Act

Saturday 14 June 7.30pm

Saturday 12 July 7.30pm

The gig is to bring the music of Cliff Richard and the Shadows to Wendover in the wonderful surroundings of St. Mary’s Church

Trio Isimsiz

Henschel Quartet

(violin, cello, piano)

(string quartet)

Proceeds shared between The Royal Air Forces Association and St Mary’s Church

Tickets £10 from the Clock Tower, @St Mary’s Shop and by post by calling 01296 623435 or emailing wnavery@gmail.com

Season Tickets £ 45.00. Concert Tickets £ 15.00. Available 3 February from Wendover, Risborough and Aylesbury Tourist Information Offices.

Credit Card Hotline—01296 330559 (Booking fee will apply)

Details from 01296 615753 www.wendovermusic.org.uk

Regular Weekly Events

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for February 2014 events, please contact us before Monday 13 January Wendover News, Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop, High Street, HP22 6DX  01296 624270  editor@wendovernews.co.uk

St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville

Calendar entry FREE, one line; What’s On Box charity rate £12 : 20 words 7 days a week

Morning and Evening, JAZZERCISE classes to suit you : www.jazzercise-uk.com 07900 987230

Mon, Tue, Thu Mondays Mondays Mondays Mondays Mondays

Morning and Evening. Adult, Teenager Yoga Classes. 01296 623543, www.sarahyoga.co.uk The Rotary Club of Wendover & District. For meeting times see www.wendoverrotary.org.uk 10.00-11.00 Peep, learning together for families with children aged 1-2. Book on 01296 621143 13.30 Wendover Baby/Toddler Group under5s term time. Wendover Memorial Hall, details 01296 709791 14.15-15.30 Bumps and Babies (siblings welcome), Wendover Children’s Centre, 01296 621143 19.00 Free friendly run/jog club to suit you. Meet point RAF base Chestnut Avenue. Call Nikki 07868 873911

Tue & Wed Tuesdays Tuesdays Tuesdays Tuesdays Tuesdays Tuesdays Tuesdays

19.30 Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell. Details 01296 624089 10.00 Simply Walk, meet at Wendover Clock Tower for moderate walk 1-1.5 hours. Details 01494 475367 10.15-10.45 Bounce & Rhyme, 18mths-5years and 11.15-11.45, under 18months, restarts 14 Jan, Wen Liby 13.30-15.00 Stay and Play, Wendover Children’s Centre: 01296 621143 13.30-15.30 artsmart Drawing for Absolute Beginners, Wendy Lewis Studio, Wendover 01494 670372 19.30 Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell 20.00 Wheelers & Dealers, Square Dance Club, Wendover Memorial Hall 07731 776654 20.00 IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall, www.imagez.org.uk or call 01296 612632

Wednesdays Wednesdays Wednesdays Wednesdays

09.30 Taster sewing classes, Fabric HQ, rae@fabrichq.co.uk 12.45-14.45 & 18.00-20.00 Beginners and Improvers art group, The Loft Studio, wendystudio@hotmail.com 18.00-19.00 Zumba Gold & 19.30-20.30 Zumba, both St Anne's Hall 18.45 Hartbeats African Drumming, beginner to advanced, £6, pay-as-you-go, contact Justine 07773 047684

Thursdays Thursdays Thursdays Thursdays Thursdays Thu & SAT Thursdays

09.00-16.00 Wendover Weekly Market, Manor Waste 10.00-11.30 Tots Time, under5s, Wendover Children’s Centre, 01296 621143 19.00 Ballroom & Latin Dance Class / 20.00 Dance. Wendover Memorial Hall. Details 01442 865734 19.30 Sewing Class, topics and costs vary, Red Lion, contact rae@fabrichq.co.uk or 07761 957283 to book 19.45 Wendover Choral Society, St. Mary’s Church Wendover. Details 01296 620450 19.30-23.00 RAF Association Halton and Aylesbury Branch clubhouse open to public, Bldg 259 RAF Halton 20.00 Pregnancy yoga classes; Halton Village Hall, 01296 624004, www.lizbrownyoga.co.uk

Fridays Fridays Fridays Fridays Fridays Fridays Fridays

Hatha yoga—gentle 09.30, stronger 11.15, Halton Village Hall, 01296 624004, www.lizbrownyoga.co.uk 10.00 Zumba Gold, St Anne’s Hall 10.00 Churches together in Wendover: Noah’s Ark Parent & Toddler Group, Wendover Christian Centre 10.15-10.45 Story sessions for accompanied Preschoolers, restarts 17 Jan, Wendover Library. Free. 15.00-16.00 Pilates for Mums with Babies (babies come, too!), Wendover Children’s Centre: 01296 621143 19.00-21.00 Amazing Donkey Youth Club, contact Paul Hammett 01296 621162 19.30 “Friday night is music night” at St Mary’s Church, contact @stmarys 01296 623123

SATURDAYS (bi-weekly) 10.30-12.00 Play for children with dads or male carers, Wendover Children’s Centre: 01296 621143 SUNDAYS 20.00 Bingo at the Royal British Legion Club, Chiltern Road, All welcome

** Bring & Buy Sale ** of unwanted Christmas gifts For SWIFT (accessible toilets, etc) at Church

Saturday 18 January, 2pm to 4pm Light Refreshments Enquiries Roger: 424982

LIVELUXE Interiors New for 2014 Cool & elegant

Timorous Beasties fabrics & wallpapers!

JANUARY SALE Starting 8 January Discover the Courtyard (behind the Antiques Centre) it's what Wendover's been waiting for !

07786 990 537 trixy@liveluxe.co.uk Part-Time Activities Co-ordinator – Leonard Pulham Nursing Home Wendover

8 hours per week (Negotiable). Experience preferable but not essential. You will need: A sense of humour & patience Good interpersonal skills Flexibility to cover holidays and training For more information please contact the Admin Office on: 01296 625188

January Loyalty Card Offers See also www.wendoverloyaltycard.com, Wendover Hardware on the Manor Waste and community notice boards in Budgens & Costa Antiques @ Wendover: a draw to win a £10 Gift Voucher. The winner will be drawn after every 25 loyalty card sales ADH Window Cleaning: Gutter clearance check £25 (comes off the bill if you need them clearing); Patio & Decking pressure washing 20% discount; 25% off conservatory roof cleaning! New Customers £10 to charity www.curerett.org.uk on your first clean along with 10% discount; Domino Equipping Solutions, 01296 623869: £18 per hour for support on IT including software, hardware and applications FabricHQ: a free gift with every purchase over £20 Lasting Powers of Attorney: 5% off to start a "Lasting Powers of Attorney" tel 07703 462198 Maria Bray Nutritional Therapist: 10% off for initial appointment, 581561 No2 Pound Street: free tea or coffee when you buy a slice of cake Perry House Dental Surgery: 30% off bleaching, subject to conditions The Bakers Shop meal deal: freshly made just for you ONLY £2.75 1 sandwich + 1 selected canned drink Twist: 175ml for the cost of 125ml on selected wines Village Environment Services: 20% discount on accepted estimate for CCTV drain survey or drain clearance, 07850 635844, offer ends Jan 2014

Wanted - at our Aston Clinton office. A mature, well-spoken PA to our MD. Flexible hours or full time. Please telephone HOMESITTERS LTD 01296 630730 www.homesitters.co.uk

COMPUTER TROUBLE? EVER FELT LIKE THROWING YOUR COMPUTER OUT THE WINDOW? FED UP WITH IT GOING SLOW? CRASHING OR FREEZING? STRANGE MESSAGES POPPING UP? OR WOULD YOU JUST LIKE TO UPGRADE IT? Using a computer can be frustrating at times, so why not let me help. I am a qualified IT Technician and can help with all your computer needs at very competitive rates.

call Pete on 0800 311 8385 or mobile 07881 555482 email pete@wendover-computers.co.uk New website



January 2014

Plumb It All Professional Plumbing & Heating Engineer Full Central Heating Systems, Gas & Oil Boiler Servicing Bathroom Planning & Installations Small Jobs happily undertaken

Ring Richard on 01296 709961 07720 265645 rick@plumbitall.eu

New Years Eve Party

Wendover Evening WI

Tuesday 31 Dec, 8pm, Red Lion “New York New York” Party. Late bar until 1am. Music by DJ Ray Steel. Non-ticket event. Tables can be pre booked with dinner.

Tuesday 14 Jan, 7.45pm, St. Anne’s Hall This will be an evening of “Pot Luck” entertainment by our members, including a short play performed by our play reading group. Also, Keri from “Jazzercise” will be talking about the value of exercise for maintaining good health. Queries: Margaret Currell 01296 582318, www.wendoverwi.weebly.com

Cast and Crew Call The Wendover Theatre Society is holding auditions for its April 2014 plays at 7:30 pm on Monday 6 January at Halton Village Hall and on Monday 13 January at 69 Wendover Road, Stoke Mandeville.

Keeping Warm and Well in Winter Thursday 09 Jan, 1pm-3pm, Wen Library Room A talk about how to stay well in the cold weather, and a chance to ask any questions you might have about your caring role. Refreshments provided. There is no charge. Please contact: Carers Bucks on 0300 777 2722 for more information. Do you require transport to and from the venue or a sitting service? We can help. www.carersbucks.org

Friday Tea

F R JEFFERY & SON Coal Merchant Logs, Compost Coal & smokeless fuel Delivered to your door, low prices

Rex & Carol Jeffery 01296 661258



Fri 10 Jan, 2-3pm, W Christian Centre, HP22 6JG Following on from the successful launch of Friday Tea in December, there will be another opportunity to meet and share with others who have been recently bereaved. Enquiries to 01296 623744

Book Club Saturday 18 Jan, 10.30am, Wen Christian Ctre Book Club is now well established as a great place to come and discuss whatever you are reading. No set books to read – just an opportunity to hear what others recommend (or suggest you avoid!). Coffee and biscuits will be served at 10.30am and possibly cake too!

Bring & Buy Sale Sat 18 Jan, 2-4pm St Mary the Virgin, W Turville Bring your unwanted Christmas gifts. In aid of SWIFT. Accessible toilets. Light Refreshments. Enquiries to Roger, 01296 424982.

Family History Discussion Forum Saturday 18 Jan, 2pm for 2.30pm, Prebendal Farm Community Centre, HP19 7QW. Come and join us for an informal help and discussion forum, to share problems and


To make a booking, please call John on

01296 696380 or email info@twistwendover.com Saam Mountain Chenin Blanc or Pinotage Paarl South African wines Offer valid Monday to Thursday 20 High Street, Wendover Buckinghamshire, HP22 6AR Email: info@twistwendover.com Website: www.twistwendover.com Open: Monday-Saturday: 9am-12am Sunday: 9am-11.30pm

Food served all day

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

*Pilates for Multiple Sclerosis & Osteoporosis on demand One on One sessions available CHAIR EXERCISE Ideal for the older adult or those with reduced mobility Monday - 2.30pm - Halton For further information contact: KATRINA RANCE Qualified Level 3 Instructor Level 4 Low Back Pain Management Register of Exercise Professionals * continued education credit through Pilates Method Alliance & American Council on Exercise MOBILE: 07773454287 EMAIL: katrinarance@live.co.uk www.katrinarancefitnessclassesbucks.com


January 2014


solutions encountered during research. If you're not already a member, this is an ideal opportunity to see just how the collective knowledge of the Society's members could help you. A small donation is appreciated. Come along to see how the Society can help you. http://www.bucksfhs.org.uk/

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Sunday 19 Jan, 6.30pm, St Mary’s Church Christians around the world unite annually to think and pray for greater closeness and oneness in the Christian Church. The theme for 2014 is ‘Is Christ divided?’ The speaker this year will be Rt Revd Dr Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham. All are welcome.

Walk with the Ramblers Sunday 26 Jan, 10am, Wendover Woods Meet at Wendover Woods Exit Car Park (HP22 5GY). Walk from the woods via the Hale, Cholesbury and Hastoe. Bring packed lunch. 10 miles, moderate difficulty. For details, contact Peter on 01296 651653.

Evening Worship at Bankside Sunday 26 January, 6.30pm, Bankside Lounge This month Wendover Free Church will be holding Evening Worship at Bankside on the 4 th week in the month. All are welcome to share this informal time of worship and stay for tea and biscuits afterwards.


Learn to Drive with

The Lee in World War I Friday 31 Jan, 8pm, WT Village Hall To mark the centenary of World War I we have a talk on the impact of the First World War on our nearby village of The Lee, and the tragic losses suffered by that village during the disastrous attack on Fromelles in July 1916. Our Speaker, Mike Senior, is a local historian living in the Lee who specialises in aspects of the Western Front. Entrance £2 members, £3 visitors, including refreshments. For further information about the Society visit the Society’s web page www.WTHSoc.org.uk , call Chris Gill on 01296 613754 or email to Secretary@WTHSoc.org.uk

What’s coming up in the New Year

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

01442 381549 or 07988 742385

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

www.kateholt.co.uk 07841 427832 Kate.holt@virgin.net

A D CARPENTRY For all your carpentry needs 07833 098899 / 01296 625110 Fully Qualified and insured adcarpentry@btinternet.com

Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity Wendover Carol and her team are looking forward to starting off the New Year with a bang with special offers on men’s, ladies, children’s All electrical work undertaken: clothing plus bric-a-brac plus books for just 50p Domestic, Commercial & Industrial Installations and testing, CRB checked with an ‘I love Wendover’ loyalty card.

Call Daniel 07719 570327 / 01296 581715

January is also a great time to make a donation www.djcelectrical.co.uk of your unwanted clothing, books, CDs/DVDs d.chamlet@djcelectricalcontractors.co.uk and household goods. You can also try your luck PETER ELLIS when visiting the shop by picking up a Hospice Lottery Ticket for £1, top prize of £1,000 plus PAINTER & DECORATOR Interior & Exterior other prizes to be won every week – it could be Contact you! Visit www.hospicelottery.org.uk for more 01296 582900 (Local) information. 07739 709583

Cherry Tree Nursery Halton Children and Family Services 4Children Direct, Cherry Tree Nursery, Tring Road, Halton, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP22 5PN Cherry Tree Nursery has spaces for children aged from 3 months to 5 years old We accept funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds We welcome all families Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in February 2013 Home cooked healthy meals served daily Large outdoor space with ‘free flow’ available daily Please come in and see our nursery and have a look round or contact us on

01296 696832 or email cheryl.butler@4children.org.uk

• Twenty-four hour nursing care

• Full programme of activities and outings

• Specific care for all physical disabilities

• Fresh home-made meals, with produce sourced

• Fully equipped bathrooms


• Spacious rooms with nurse call system, TV and

• Visiting hairdresser and chiropodist • Visitors welcome at any time

telephone point • Beautiful gardens with disabled access

Tel: 01296 625188 Email: enquiries@leonardpulham.co.uk www.leonardpulham.co.uk


January 2014


Nick Taylor

Landscape Gardener Decking, Walls, Drives, Lawns, Ponds, Patios, Paths and all General Landscaping

Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity

Lionel Abel-Smith Trust Applications

Wendover (01296) 696840 In 07507 829423

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


077942 68575 01296 696352 david@cooleprojects.com

February, Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity (FNHC) will be launching its Line of Love campaign – a chance for you to send a heartfelt Valentine message to a loved one or simply share a special message to someone you love and hang it on the designated ‘Line of Love’ washing line. Paper hearts for you to personalise and pegs will be available in the shop. For more information visit www.fnhospice.org.uk

Charity Concert Saturday 1 Feb, 7.00pm, St Mary’s Church Given by “Cleff and the Shad-ohs” and local band The Sound Collective, this event is in support of St Mary’s Church and The Royal Air Forces Association. Come to the beautiful St Mary’s Church for what will be a great evening of music.

Table Top Sale and Book Fair Sat 22 Feb, 2-4pm, Weston Turville Village Hall Wendover Rotary will be holding a Charity Tabletop Sale and Book Fair. Tables cost £10.00. If you would like to reserve one, please contact 01296 613901 or download a booking form from the website www.wendoverrotary.org.uk .

LYNDA JANE RAYBOULD & associate Beryl Hinton welcome all patients to

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

Village Location Denplan Registered Please contact 01296 622631


Due to a change in operating procedure for 2014, the Clerk needs to receive applications for grants by Friday 28 February. Please see page 15 for more details.

Chilterns Cycle Challenge for Rennie Grove Hospice Care Join us on Sunday 23 March for the Chilterns Cycle Challenge, which is back for its fourth year and is set to be a great day out in the Chilterns! There is a choice of three fantastic routes: 10k, 35 miles or the ultimate challenge of 75 miles with refreshment stops along the way. The Chilterns Cycle Challenge will start and finish at Kingsbury Square in Aylesbury. To find out more about the event and to register, visit our website www.renniegrove.org/chilternscycle or contact the team on 01442 820740. Early bird discount for registering before 31 December 2013.

Wendover Open Gardens 2014 for Rennie Grove Hospice Care As in 2012, Rennie Grove Hospice Care (previously Iain Rennie Hospice at Home) will be fundraising through open gardens in 2014. The probable date for the open gardens in Wendover will be Sunday 15 June but this is not yet finalised. If you are a gardener and would like to take part by opening your garden, please contact Chris Peeler (phone 01296 624089 or email chrispeeler@ntlworld.com).

D Small Construction For all your building requirements from Patios and driveways to alterations and extensions

Building locally for 25 years Please call 01296 582215 ELLESBOROUGH GOLF CLUB “For Golfers, Families and Friends”


The Family Business That Is Here For All Your Motoring

In the heart of the Chiltern Hills, with stunning views, lies one of the most beautiful 18 hole golf courses for miles around. Originally designed in 1906 on a chalk base, the course can be played all year round, on some of the best greens you will find in the country.

If you are interested in joining please contact the General Manager, Andy Hayes, who will be pleased to welcome you and to discuss any aspect of the Club including the joining process. His contact details are:

Telephone: 01296 622114 or visit our website at:

email:office@ellesboroughgolf.co.uk www.ellesboroughgolf.co.uk


State of the art LASER hair removal has come to Wendover As part of a recent major salon refurbishment, Yvonne Bone has brought laser hair removal to Scruples of Wendover. Over the last 15 years Yvonne has trained with and worked alongside a consultant dermatologist at Amersham Hospital in the use and application of lasers for the safe removal of hair and other skin treatments. Increasingly people are exploring options for more effective and long-lasting hair removal. With her thirty years of experience as a trained therapist working with different forms of hair removal, Yvonne believes lasers offer the very best solution and are the way forward for the future. This period has seen great advances in the technology of hair removal by laser and it has become a more precise, affordable, safe and effective treatment. How does it work? Laser energy is delivered through a small handpiece as an intense beam of light, which is absorbed by

the hair follicle and converted to heat. The heat damages the hair follicle while the surrounding skin remains unaffected. This is most effective on pale skin making the winter months the optimum time for treatment. Is it painful? Scruples has joined over 10,000 doctors by choosing the GentleLase Pro from Candela which has a unique Dynamic Cooling Device™ which prepares the skin making the treatment as comfortable as it is effective. How long do the treatments take? How long will the hair removal last? Treatment times vary depending on your specific needs. Hair growth is reduced after each treatment and the number of treatments required will be based on your hair colour and type, body area and skin tone. Results vary, but everyone should see a significant improvement with some people experiencing no hair regrowth at all.


January 2014


Communal Events Christmas Tree Light Switch On, 4 Dec


Once again our local primary schoolchildren entertained the gathered crowds with joyful Christmas songs and enthusiastic movement. Sunday 25 May 2014 John Colet School also provided talented instrumentalists including jazz which reflected New Year’s Resolution: Soft furnishing the Vintage theme. The audience of families and friends were thrilled by the glad tidings that our volunteer for Wendover Celebrates  Loose covers young people always bring with them. This year Wendover is looking forward to a great day on  Curtains Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity had chosen Sunday 25 May, courtesy of Wendover  Re-Upholstery Wendover’s to be a Tree of Light to enable Celebrates. Remember how much we enjoyed  Tracks & Poles onlookers to remember loved ones not present. ourselves in 2012? This will be even bigger and TEN YEAR GUARANTEE Senior Day Hospice Nurse Jenny Spencer-Jones better. Invite friends and relations for the Bank For personal, helpful service, stood on the podium inside the marquee to say Holiday weekend. please call a few words and then switch on the lights using Valentine’s Fundraising Quiz , Friday 14 Feb 01844 261769 Tickets are already on sale at Wendover Clock an infra-red signal. 07802 213 381 Tower, £12 each, tables of 8. This will include a www.grahamblake.com Robert Duggan, Chair of Wendover Parish romantic glass of fizz and chocolates on entry Council, presented the cup for Best Dressed then catering by local chef Debbie Tolputt of THAI ORCHID Window to Ken and Karen Johnston of Taste. Come to Wendover Memorial Hall and MASSAGE AND SPA Cromptons Interiors. On cue, Father Christmas have a fun romantic evening raising money for Weekdays 6.30am-10pm then came up the High Street on his magnificent Wendover Celebrates. Weekends 8am-4pm sleigh, provided by Wendover & District Round It’s a knockout tickets will soon be Tel: 07587 172659 / 01296 330311 www.thai-orchid-massage-and- Table, and he was mobbed by ecstatic children available on the website. Register spa.webs.com for over half an hour. The Vintage Disco and your team asap! dancers entertained for the rest of the evening You can book your craft/charity/ PAINTING & DECORATING which ended at 8pm. business stall through the website V. SIMMONS NOW. 40 years experience Thanks to SSC for help with the road closure. If Gather friends, colleagues and book your space you would like to help at this event next year or For best prices, ring : in the Parade NOW. Home 01296 613387 have any constructive suggestions, please www.wendovercelebrates.org.uk Mobile: 07712 620167 contact the clerk at Wendover Clock Tower.

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January 2014

Health Matters

Healthwatch Bucks— Collecting the Voices and Experiences of Healthcare Users That 2013 was a year of massive change in the NHS won’t have passed you by. You may have observed new health sector jargon and expressions like “Clinical Commissioning Groups” and “Health and Wellbeing Boards.” You may well wonder what they actually mean to you, when all you really want to know about is how quickly you can make an appointment with your GP, pick up a prescription or whether a 999 call will get you an ambulance as swiftly as you need. Another piece of the jigsaw is the newly formed Healthwatch organisations. We have our own local one called Healthwatch Bucks and they are really keen to hear from you. Responding to what they have heard so far from service users in the county, Healthwatch Bucks is already prioritising in-depth surveys in the following areas: •Seeking the views of Buckinghamshire residents using health and social care transportation; •Examining the range of experiences related to the subject of Dignity in Care; •Analysing feedback from users of Accident and Emergency facilities in the county. If you have something to say about these subjects or you would like to volunteer, please don’t hesitate to contact Healthwatch Bucks.


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post your views, or you can give your feedback over the phone on 0845 260 6216. Repairs & Rentals of Concert raises the roof and £££s for Stoke Mandeville Hospital The Friends of Stoke Mandeville Hospital held their annual Christmas Concert on 5 December. Guests enjoyed festive readings plus music and carols from the orchestra of The Mandeville School and the Bucks Health Choir which is made up of staff from across the Bucks NHS Healthcare Trust. The sum of £850 was raised for advanced imaging equipment for the hospital’s Endoscopy Department. An Evening With ‘Aggers’ BBC radio cricket correspondent and Test Match Special commentator Jonathan Agnew (aka ‘Aggers’) will give an amusing and informative talk about his broadcasting career including the infamous ‘leg over’ comment! The event will be on Friday 28 February 2014 at Lancaster Jaguar in Old Amersham from 7.00pm. Tickets are available from www.scannappeal.org.uk/events or 01494 734161. All proceeds will go to Scannappeal’s Sound Appeal for state of the art equipment which will substantially improve the audiology service. For more information on these appeals please see www.scannappeal.org.uk/appeals or call 01494 734161.

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News from Wendover Health Centre 01296 623452 Our opening hours Reception is open from 7.30am to 6.30pm every weekday except Tuesday when we close at 8pm; the dispensary opens at 8.30am. On Saturdays we are open from 8.15-11am, except bank holiday weekends, for booked appointments, dispensary and reception only. We regret that we can only see patients with pre-booked appointments on Saturdays.

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Flu vaccination We still have stocks of vaccine for the 201314 season available. If you are in one of the eligible groups (which includes all those We will be closed on Wednesday 1 January, aged 65 years and over and those with long and on Wednesday 15 January we close at -term conditions such as diabetes) and 1pm for staff training. have not yet been vaccinated but wish to Our telephone lines (01296-623452) are be, please contact Reception. open from 8am to 6.30pm on weekdays. For urgent matters at all times when we Family Planning & Sexual Health Services are closed (including Saturday morning) We offer a full range of family planning services (except emergency coil fitting). If please call 111. you need advice about contraception, Registration including vasectomy; sexual health; or We welcome any new patients living in the fertility please arrange an appointment Wendover area. If you wish to register at through Reception who will guide you to the Health Centre please complete form either a nurse or doctor as appropriate. If GSM1 which is available from Reception. you require emergency contraception

please speak to a duty nurse or doctor, or to a Pharmacist. The nearest sexual health (GUM) clinic is at Brookside Centre in Aylesbury (0844 225 2407); they also provide family planning services. Child Health Bucks website The NHS locally has recently launched a new website www.childhealthbucks.com. We recommend this as an excellent source of information for parents and carers of young children about common childhood illnesses and local health services. It focuses on recognition of illnesses that cause particular concern to parents, such as meningitis, and it points out what to watch for when your child is sick that means you should seek help urgently. Our website Our website address is www.westongrove.com, where you will find details about the services we offer and a wealth of information on health and disease.


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Wendover Arm The Council of the Wendover Arm Trust has decided that renewed efforts need to be made to secure funding for restoration of Phase 11, and the final phase, 111. Income in recent years had largely relied upon the annual Canal Festival held on the Wendover Arm at Little Tring but this has not been possible since the land was purchased in 2011.

workers. Phase 111, from Drayton Beauchamp into Wendover basin is estimated at £2.6 million at today’s prices. Should substantial funding be received, then contractors could be employed and Phase 11 could be finished earlier. The Trust has already expended some £450K on this phase and has funds available to complete about half the remaining un-restored section.

As a result of much-reduced profit from the 2012 Festival, the Trust decided to concentrate on other events, and the “Walk an Arm’s Length” held in September 2012 produced a profit of over £13,500. In 2013 two Open Days were held so that the restoration progress could be seen. This proved of much interest to several hundred members of the public and valuable additional funds were raised.

Published figures show that only about 7% of canal users are boaters; walkers, anglers, cyclists and naturalists are the predominant interests. One of the “green” benefits of restoration will be a considerable saving of electricity since water will no longer need to be pumped along the pipeline as at present.

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2014 is a milestone for the Trust since it will be 25 years since the original society, the Wendover Arm Group, was formed. If you are able to help the Trust, with restoration please telephone Roger Leishman, on 01442 874536 or, for general management, our Chairman, Paul Leech on 01702 584101. Our Membership Secretary, Katherine Deaney, is contactable on 01442 246523. You can visit our website, www.wendoverarmtrust.co.uk where donations may be given on line. Membership is only £10 per annum and a quarterly Newsletter is circulated giving latest details of the restoration. We are also currently seeking the services of a Fundraising Director so if you are able to help please get in touch.


Fitness Outdoors

Feeling bored and frustrated with the gym – the answer is right outside your door! I’ve been there, week after week, pounding the treadmill, looking out of the window in my local gym thinking there has got to be a more enjoyable way to keep fit and healthy. Exercising outdoors just wasn’t an option, especially in the winter, what if it’s raining, cold or dark? A short while into my fitness journey, I did a local 5k park run. This was the turning point that transformed my approach to fitness. I started to take my workouts outside, just some extra layers of clothes, and I found an alternative gym on my doorstep, in my natural surroundings. Spending time enjoying nature by exercising outdoors is the surest way to reduce stress levels and give your immune system a boost. Not to mention the additional calories burnt and the increased “feel good factor”. Exercise becomes more of an adventure making it fun and challenging at the same time. Winter can be an exhilarating time to exercise outdoors, what do they say?, “there’s no such thing as bad weather just bad clothing”. With a little investment into the right gear, some decent all-terrain shoes, breathable layers and gloves can transform your outdoor workout.

Maintaining your core temperature is key, especially post your workout when your body is cooling down, hence the layers. So where do you go for your workout? Finding locations is all part of the fun, the possibilities are endless. In Wendover we are spoilt for choice, with parks, fields, hills & trails. One day you can be on the Wendover Woods Fitness Trail, the next walking up Coombe Hill, the next day in your local park!

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Schools News WCEJS Modeshift Stars Award The school recently received the Bronze Award from Modeshift Stars , a national on-line scheme (www.modeshiftstars.org.uk) which encourages school children and their parents/carers across the UK to “shift” their mode of travel to a sustainable one. Wendover Junior is proud to have around 75-80% of pupils travelling to and from school sustainably by either walking, cycling or scooting to school. The school works with other schools on the campus to reduce traffic congestion around the school area and encourages healthy lifestyles by promoting active modes of travel. Additionally the school runs Bikeability Level 2 cycling training as well as pedestrian road safety training. The school is very grateful to the School Crossing Patroller Sue West who does such an essential job helping to keep children safe on their school journey.

WCEJS Autumn Term Recap It’s been a very busy first term for all at WCEJS. Year 6 had a wonderful time on their residential trip in Shropshire, developing their teamwork skills and having a huge amount of fun! To enrich their learning on “Space”, Year 5 welcomed a science expert and spent a day carrying out a variety of experiments. Year 4 visited the River and Rowing Museum in Henley as part of their geography topic and produced some great artwork as a result. To learn about


their local environment, Year 3 walked round Wendover, discovering a host of interesting buildings and visiting St Mary’s Church. This term we have raised an amazing £1338.20 for Macmillan, Children in Need, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, Brake and the DEC Philippines Typhoon Appeal. Thank you to everyone for their generosity.

John Colet Mock Parish Council Meeting A number of John Colet Students experienced a taste of life as a Parish Councillor in December, as they took part in a mock Parish Council Meeting held at the school. Twenty students, from years 9 and 10, played a variety of roles during the meeting. Some students acted as members of the public, others took the role of Councillors, with Toni-Anna Palombo acting as Chair. The meeting was also attended by incumbent Parish Councillors, Chairman Cllr Robert Duggan, Cllr Emma Carroll, and Clerk Charlotte Hewes. Topics discussed included, HS2, local football pitches, Wendover Celebrates, New Year’s Eve Festival and Wendover Fair. Various ideas were put forward by all involved, including the use of plastic glasses for New Year’s Eve. Students also voted on the various proposals, giving them a real taste of how the Parish Council works and the democratic process involved.



The public does not have enough time to consider HS2 Environmental Statement details The Chiltern Society has asked Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin to increase the public consultation period for HS2 to give people a chance to study and respond to over 50,000 pages of documents and maps properly. The Government is closing the public consultation on 24 January after only 56 days. It will be the last opportunity the public has to comment on the £50 billion scheme. The conservation group, with more than 6,000 members, says the eight weeks being given to respond to what the Government itself describes as the largest infrastructure project in Europe is far too short, particularly with the Christmas and New Year holiday in the middle. For instance, a current Government consultation asking for public comments on the maximum speed limit for tractors lasts 12 weeks, and another due to start next week on marine conservation zones lasts for 16 weeks. John Gladwin, who is leading the Chiltern Society's opposition to HS2, said the entire consultation process is difficult for the public to participate in.

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Changes in 2014

This means that the Clerk needs to receive a p p l i c a t i o n s f o r g r a n t s by 28 February. Applications are invited from people and organisations from within the parish of Wendover and the Moor Park estate. To apply for a grant, please write to or email the Clerk, Mrs Glenys Newman, giving as much information as possible and including your name, address, contact telephone number and email address if you have one:- Address: 14A Vicarage Close, Travel Impressions Wendover, Bucks. HP22 6DS Tring based independent travel agent, Travel Email: clerk@wendovertrust.org Expressions are rebranding to become Travel Impressions from Wednesday 1 January 2014. For information about the Trust please see www.wendovertrust.org. This is due to an objection from a holiday company to the use of the word “Expressions” in their name. Director Sarah Watson said, “This decision has not been taken lightly. We have taken the opportunity to refresh our logo and website although all other aspects of our business remain the same. Fortunately this has coincided with our move to a larger office on the ground floor of George House adjacent to Costa Coffee. We are looking forward to welcoming all new and existing clients in the New Year to discuss their future travel arrangements over a cup of coffee.”

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The perfect lifeline for lonely older people An all-new free helpline was launched in November dedicated to providing information, advice and friendship to lonely older people 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Silver Line was set up to assist the growing numbers of older people who regularly don’t get the opportunity to interact with other people on a regular basis.

Please note that the Trustees are meeting a As well as friendship, training and advice, the month earlier in 2014, on Wednesday 9 April. specially trained advisers can also link callers to

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January 2014

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VAT Review to affect charities Significant implications for Village Halls, Charities and Public Authorities including Parish Councils are expected following an upcoming VAT review. The EU has launched a “Review of VAT treatment of public bodies and exemptions in the public interest”, which contains 4 options with significant implications for village halls and other charities as well as public authorities, including Parish Councils. The cost of VAT has been one of the biggest, most intractable problems affecting halls. A VAT refund system could save a huge amount of the time and effort for volunteers, and millions wasted in fundraising and grant funding required to pay VAT.

Events on the Wendover News website The Wendover News website has an events page which allows you to see what’s happening. Scroll down on the home page to see today’s events or click on the EVENTS button at the top right hand side to go to the search engine and more information about events. Send your events to editor@wendovernews.co.uk or scroll down right to the bottom of the page to find the Contact button.

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January 2014


Village Quiz

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Wendover Village Quiz started on Thursday 10 October and Did anyone think that Costa would be beneficial to Wendover? continued on into November with a break for half term. Here are Anyone living near Costa without a garage or secure parking space must be by now very frustrated with the lack of parking. There is the results from the last contests: now more or less no parking for those residents, or for anybody Semi-Finals & Finals, Thursday 28 November Congratulations to Wendover Free Church with two teams in the wanting to come to Wendover and frequent the other businesses at this end of the town. The transient traffic comes and goes fairly semis! For full details and photo of runners up, too, see website: quickly, and none of the cash is spent anywhere else in Wendover. wendovernews.co.uk W Free Ch A

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Perhaps this might serve to highlight the need for something to be done about the parking in this area of the Aylesbury Road so that we can encourage people to shop in Wendover and also help residents to be able to park near their homes. Name and Address Supplied

. . . and Reply This letter has been referred to me as the Franchise Partner responsible for the operation of Costa Wendover. Firstly, I thank you for your comments and observations which have been duly noted. It is hard for me to comment on either the parking situation or where people spend their money within the village as I would suspect that this is more down to personal speculation than fact. Your comments in respect of the rubbish and bins, however, are something we can do something about. From what you have said this is completely unacceptable both for the residents of Aylesbury Road and also for the appearance of our Store. I can confirm that the matter will be addressed with immediate effect.


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Special Shipment for the Troops Students at the Wendover Campus of the Chiltern Way Federation put together a special shipment for British troops in Afghanistan for Christmas. Boys from the school wrote letters, collected gifts, and put together parcels for troops this year, with some help from Sweeney's Budgens. One of the teachers at the school, Ruth Denslow, has a special interest in the project as her 22-year-old son Bobby is overseas on a tour of duty at the moment. The boys have also been learning about Army life as part of the project, and are looking forward to hearing back from the troops.

Russell Arms looks forward to seeing you in January 2014 Rewarding our customers this January Russell Arms is having a January Sale. Blow the January cobwebs away with a superb 3 course set lunch for £12 and a 3 course set dinner (5pm to 7pm) for £15. The offer is available Tuesday to Friday inclusive. Your meal will be expertly prepared with the greatest of care and attention to detail by our head chef Jane Collins and her team. Reservations essential, please call 01296 624411. Janufest is a celebration of local artisan beer producers. This January we have gathered the finest artisan breweries in the area including XT

Brewery to showcase their beers. The Big Green Egg will be fired up for fabulous German style sausages, and there will be music a plenty. Join us on Friday 24 from 6pm til 11pm, Saturday 25 from 10am til 11pm and Sunday 11am til 5pm. Tickets £8.50 per person, call 01296 624411 to make a reservation. St Valentine’s Day menu available online at www.russellarms.co.uk

Sow the Seeds Appeal at the Shoulder Thursday 23 January from 7.15pm onwards. Help us sow the seeds of Lindengate’s future to turn a 4 acre wasteland into a beautiful garden for people with mental health issues to benefit from and enjoy. Come to the Shoulder of Mutton for an evening of live music and (if you feel inclined) a quiz. The Lindengate team will be on hand to answer any questions that you may have about the project and we will also be running a raffle with some great prizes. If you would like to enter a team into the quiz, please contact Sian on 0777 388 4057. See also advert page 2 and letter, page 21

Check your online presence The website www.wendovernews.co.uk has been live for over a year now and is well populated with information about local organisations and businesses. Now is a good time to check that all your details are up to date.

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Let The Chilterns Sing: A Winter Wonderland Saturday 30 November saw a joyful musical event at St Mary’s Church when a packed church of 200 mums, dads, grandparents and children attended the second concert that the Rotary Club of Wendover and District organised to showcase both local talent and to encourage singing within our Wendover and Halton community.

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The Aylesbury Concert Band played, the John Colet Samba Band drummed, the Military Wives Choir Halton (MWC) sang and their children and grandchildren (aged 4 to 14) made their debut performance. The children were coached over eight short weekends by MWC’s MD; Rebecca Izard, who gave her weekend time free of charge.

The club is based at the John Colet school on Wharf Road and is fortunate enough to have its own clubhouse with a licensed bar, pool table, dart board and TV. The facilities are shared with the Junior club and the 2 clubs work closely together to ensure a smooth transition for juniors to move into the senior set-up. There is a dedicated committee who meet once per month to discuss all things appropriate to developing the club further.

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The Club finished its “Outdoor Season“ at the end of September with the final match being the Captain Versus Chairmen Teams, all chosen in house, with a very close result. The winter season followed where “Short Mat Bowls” are played within the Clubhouse. The first half of the winter season is just coming to an end and will recommence in January. The Club is holding

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Wendover Football Club is looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate individual to manage the reserve team on a voluntary basis. The team plays in division 3 of the Aylesbury District League and is progressing well with a strong squad of players.

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Local Face: Lisa Angus

Lisa grew up with her three brothers in Harpenden, Hertfordshire where she attended Sir John Lawes secondary school and could never remember not wanting to be a vet. After completing the 5 year degree course at Bristol University, Lisa graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2004 and became a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Lisa began her career at The Woolpack Veterinary Surgery, a small mixed practice in Hertfordshire, then spent two years at The Shrubbery Veterinary Centre, a busy small animal practice in Kent. Lisa moved to Wendover in November 2007, to take up her current position at Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre, as one of the 10-vet small animal team. Over the last 6 years, Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre has provided Lisa with the opportunity, extensive facilities and excellent support to develop her career and gain a wide range of experience in all areas of small animal practice. In particular, Lisa pursued her special interest in small animal medicine and completed her post-graduate General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Medicine in 2010. Wendover Heights continues to be an enjoyable place for Lisa to work, clinical freedom allows her to

treat every pet individually and the wide variety of patients that come through the surgery door mean no two days are the same. When not at work, Lisa spends time with her family and friends and enjoys walking her energetic two year old Labrador Cross, Ellie, who she re-homed from Chiltern Dog Rescue last year. Lisa’s holiday time is often spent walking, too, and she has visited many places in the UK, Europe and further afield. In September this year, Lisa took the amazing opportunity to swap treating the pets of Wendover for the street dogs of India, volunteering with Mission Rabies (www.missionrabies.com), a project developed by the charity Worldwide Veterinary Service and sponsored by among others, Dogs Trust. The aim of the project was to vaccinate 50,000 dogs against rabies in just 30 days, before World Rabies Day on 29 September. India is a rabies hotspot where every hour a person, often a child, dies from the terrible and totally preventable disease, nearly always after being bitten by an infected dog. Fear of rabies in India results


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Matters Arising January 2014

View from the Chair I hope everyone enjoyed the Christmas Event on Wednesday 4 December. Whilst there were difficulties because the road needed to be closed during the rush hour I have heard many positive comments and congratulations. Next year I’m sure we can make improvements, we shall look closely at what these need to be. If you’re interested in contributing to the success of the event next year then please let the Clerk know at the Clock Tower. It was unfortunate that Street Pedlars turned up unexpectedly and we are looking into the legal situation to see what can be done next year. A lot of credit should be directed towards the Clerk’s office and to Yvonne Bone and her Chamber of Trade Committee. The team worked well! Last week we – together with Sarah Gould at the John Colet School – organised a mock Parish Council meeting. We had “councillors”, “members of the public (MOPs)”, the “press” and others who contributed to an interesting hour of debate and discussion. I will not spoil the press report which might be elsewhere in this paper but congratulations to all the participants. These youngsters are our future and we should be listening much more to their views On a sadder note, one of our Parish Councillors, Bob Lewis has resigned. He has been with us for just under three years and prior to being a councillor was an active member of the public. Good luck to Bob and his wife in their future endeavours. Robert Duggan, Chairman


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Next Parish Council Meeting Monday 6 January, 7.30pm Wendover Library Room Grants Three grants have been awarded:  £5,000 to sponsor the Parade for Wendover Celebrates 2014  £1,400 to the worthy cause of Wendover Carers Support Group  £500 to the Hampden Fields Action Group

Quiz Following the end of another much enjoyed Quiz, we would like to congratulate Wendover Free Church A and once again thank question master Alan Myers for his unstinting efforts. It really was great fun. See page 16 for more detail.

Dog Fouling The ever present problem of dog fouling has reared its ugly head once again. This time the area is Manor Crescent. The Environmental Health Department at AVDC have asked their dog warden to patrol the area and Community Spaces, who deal with street cleansing, have been advised. If your area has a problem please report it to the Parish Council who will take appropriate action.

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

Clock Tower Restoration Fund WPC has been informed that, following its unsuccessful application for a Heritage Lottery Grant in the summer, it may receive a more favourable outcome if it applied again. However, WPC has decided not to pursue this because the work required would involve more manpower than we have available and force the council to add in considerably more costs that are not essential to getting the restoration done. It would also create a delay to the planned start date of next Spring, which the Council feels is not acceptable. The project will be funded from WPC reserves, smaller local grants and the money raised by local people.

Street Light Reporting goes online The reporting of street light problems in Wendover can now be done online! It is very helpful if you can give us as much information as possible on the online form (the number of the column, the house it is opposite to or outside of etc). Go to the Parish Council website and to “Village Information” / “Street Lighting Faults” or type in the address www.wendoverpc.gov.uk/residents-information/streetlighting-faults/

Welcome to Sue Kenyon We would like to welcome Sue Kenyon who started work on Friday 6 December as a part-time Community Information Officer working in the Clock Tower. Sue will be with us for at least the next three months sharing the open days of the CIO (Mon, Thurs, Fri and Sat) with Ian Gosling. Sue is already a familiar face having taught in local primary schools.

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