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Summer events Now that Wendover Celebrates is over we look forward to the Coombe Hill Run on Sunday 1 June (page 4) plus Bucks Open Studios, 7-22 June (pages 12-13), Father’s Day on 15 June and many other events within these pages. Defibrillators in Wendover The South Central Ambulance Service is encouraging all public places to have defibrillators available and Wendover is responding. The original defibrillator in Wendover High Street seems to belong to Smile Design at number 33. The staff at Smile Design have been trained in its use for years and their window now displays the green heart and lightning logo in the window. Clearly this is only available during their working hours.

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

Monday 16 June

(including payments for adverts) book early to avoid disappointment the Clock Tower and the other near the ATM outside Budgens. Many thanks to Dary Sweeney who is paying for the installations. More and more people in Wendover are learning how to use these machines but editor@wendovernews.co.uk fear not, if you phone 999 the emergency operator will talk you through the Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop procedure. The machines are designed not 19 High Street, Wendover HP22 6DX to treat inappropriately.

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If you have a smartphone, you can download to many local households. If you do not receive the FREE app AED nearby and you will be able one at home and would like to volunteer to to locate the nearest available defibrillator. deliver for us to your road, please contact the

John Colet Academy also possesses a defibrillator some staff have been trained in its use. Again, it is only available during school hours.

office (see above). Wendover News would like to thank all our willing volunteers.

A kind benefactor has donated two defibrillators which will be purchased through Wendover Parish Council and placed subject to planning permission. The hope is to put one inside the heritage phone box near

RAF Flypast dates: Tuesday 3 & 17 June 1.30pm, Thursday 26 June 11.15am To celebrate the completion of training at RAF Halton we can expect a flypast (weather permitting). Special event 26 June .

ANTIQUES AT . . . WENDOVER June Mystery Object on view in the shop. £10 Gift voucher for the winner.

April’s item was a Pair of 19thC Sugar Cutters.

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


June 2014

What’s On in June 2014


for July 2014 events, please contact us before Monday 16 June Wendover News, Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop, High Street, HP22 6DX  01296 624270  editor@wendovernews.co.uk Jeremy White, Godfrey Thorpe and Andrew Rance will be showing their work at 12 Walnut Drive during Open Studios, 7-22 June Free admission For further details and directions, please visit the Bucks Open Studios website: www.bucksopenstudios.org.uk

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Saturday 12 July 7.30pm

Henschel Quartet (string quartet) Concert Tickets £ 15.00. Available from Wendover, Aylesbury and Princes Risborough Tourist Information Offices. Credit Cards—01296 330559 (Booking fee)

Details 01296 615753 or sites.google.com/site/wendovermusicwm/

LEGACY FAIRS Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 19 June

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

Wendover Memorial Hall HELP@HOME Providing an excellent standard of care and practical support in your own home

Susan Bogue 07926 812063 sboguehelpathome@gmail.com

 BY HAND BOOKS  Contemporary Bindings & Handmade Books by Ros Long Visit her studio at the Bucks Goat Centre site, Stoke Mandeville, for beautiful and practical gifts, work in progress, and demonstrations.

Open all day 7-22 June for Bucks Open Studios, Artist present throughout

www.byhandbooks.co.uk 07818 448032

Calendar entry FREE, one line; What’s On Box charity rate £15 : 20 words SAT 31 May & SUN 01 June 10.00-16.30 Wendover Art Club Summer Exhibition, free entry, Wendover Library Rm, see p 4 SUN 01 09.30 Easy cycle ride from Clock Tower to Chesham, details southbuckscycling.org.uk/rides/jun.pdf SUN 01 10.40 Fun Run & 11.00 Main Race, starts outside Shoulder of Mutton, details www.coombehillrun.org.uk/ & p 4 Tue 03 09.30-12.00 Wendover Sewing Bee, St Anne’s Hall, contact Deb 07903 743293 for details Tue 03 19.30-21.30 Fabric HQ Sewcial. Bring a project, get advice, St Anne’s Hall £7. Booking essential! rae@fabrichq.co.uk Tue 03 20.00 Making the Most of Your Greenhouse, Kimble & Ellesborough Hort Soc, Stewart Hall, Little Kimble, see page 4 Wed 04 09.30 Easy cycle ride from Wendover Clock Tower or Moderate from Butlers Cross, southbuckscycling.org.uk Wed 04 19.00-21.00 Monthly wine club, No2 Pound Street, annual membership £25 (one night only £5), no booking necessary Wed 04 & 18 19.45 Pilgrim Course continues, details Mark Dearnley or Michael Hunt at St Mary’s, see page 4 Thu 05 10.30 & 11.30 Family History Sessions with Cathy Soughton, booking essential, Wendover Library, see page 4 Thus 05 10.30-11.30 Cops & Coffee—informal chat with local police, Wendover Community Library Thu 05 17.00-19.00 Lindengate Volunteer Information Evening, Wendover Community Library Room, see page 4 Thu 05 19.00-20.00 Wendover Library Reading Group (1st Thursday each month), Library Room, contact 07979 855047 Fri 06 & Fri 20 10.00-12.00 Last 2 sessions of 9-week Modern Applique Quilt Class, 07903743293 Deb for details SAT 07 Bucks Open Studios begins—continues to 22 June, times and venues vary, www.bucksopenstudios.org.uk, see p 4 SAT 07 11.00-16.00 SWIFT Fun Day with bouncy castle, music, BBQ, St Mary’s Weston Turville, enquiries 01296 424982 SAT 07 14.30-16.30 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers Guild Monthly Meeting, Stoke Mandeville Methodist Church SAT 07 19.30 Medieval Stained Glass, Friends of Kimble Churches talk, St Nicholas Church, Great Kimble, see page 4 SAT 07 19.30 Midsummer Gala Concert for Florence Nightingale Hospice, St George’s Church, Halton, see page 5 SUN 08 09.00 Moderate cycle ride, Butlers Cross to Stowe, details southbuckscycling.org.uk/rides/jun.pdf SUN 08 12.30-16.00 Wendover Arm Trust Restoration Open Day, D Beauchamp, www.wendoverarmtrust.org.uk, see p 5 SUN 08 14.30 Family Bike Ride, Manor Waste, see page 5 Mon 09 (morning) and Tue 10 (evening) Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (2nd week each month), contact 07890 973751 Tue 10 & Tue 24 10.00-12.00 Learn to make a sampler quilt, last 2 sessions of 6 week course, www.plainstitch.blogspot.com Tue 10 19.45 “Health in our Senior Years”, Wendover Evening WI, St Anne’s Hall, see page 5 Wed 11 09.30 Faster, longer cycle ride Clock Tower to Watlington, details southbuckscycling.org.uk/rides/jun.pdf Wed 11 & 25 10.00 Pilgrim Course continues, details Mark Dearnley or Michael Hunt at St Mary’s, see page 4 Wed 11 19.00 Grandparents’ Support Group Monthly Meeting , Holiday Inn, Aston Clinton 07949 640156 for details Wed 11 19.30 A Blooming Buzzing Confusion, Chiltern Humanists, Amersham, see page 5 and www.chilternhumanists.org.uk Thu 12 10.30 Wendover Twinning Association Monthly Coffee Morning (2nd Thursday each month), Red Lion, all welcome Thu 12 10.30-11.30 Tea and Talk - Local Author Richard Walmsley, Wendover Community Library Room Thu 12 13.00-15.00 Visit to Worlds End Garden Centre, Carers Bucks, meet at the Garden Centre at 1pm, see page 5 SAT 14 10.00-17.00 until 22 June, Art at St Dunstan’s, part of Bucks Open Studios, www.bucksopenstudios.org.uk, see p 6 SAT 14 10.30 Informal Book Club (no set reading), Wendover Christian Centre SAT 14 10.30-12.00 Daddy Cool—Play for children with dads or male carers, Wendover Children’s Centre: 01296 621143 SAT 14 19.30 Wendover Music 2014 Concert—Trio Isimsiz, St Mary’s Church, see ad this page and info page 6 SUN 15 Open Gardens, details www.renniegrove.org/whats-on/event-pages/open-gardens-in-wendover and page 6 SUN 15 14.00-16.30, Cream Teas and Art Studio, Church of the Resurrection, Dunsmore. Ample Parking. SUN 15 11.00-17.00 Marsworth Steam & Classic Vehicle Rally, £4 entry, www.MarsworthSteamRally.co.uk , see page 6 Tue 17 14.30-15.30 Knit & Natter, free social knitting group (3rd Tuesday each month), Wendover Community Library Tue 17 19.30-22.30 Make a Beach/Picnic Mat, St Anne’s Hall. Booking essential! rae@fabrichq.co.uk for details or booking Tue 17 20.00-22.00 Wendover Evening Sewing Bee, Whitewaters, contact Deb 07903743293 for details Wed 18 09.30 Faster, longer cycle ride Butlers Cross to Calverton, details southbuckscycling.org.uk/rides/jun.pdf Thu 19 09.00-14.00 Legacy Antiques & Collectors’ Fair, Wendover Memorial Hall, see ad this page Thu 19 10.15-11.45 “Sages” senior age fellowship (3rd Thursday each month) Wendover Christian Centre Thu 19 14.30 The Chiltern Society, also flower arranging competition, Wendover Horticultural Society, Wendover Library Rm Thu 19 18.00-20.30 & Wed 25 14.00-17.00 Scannappeal Open Gardens, Great Missenden see page 6 Thu 19 20.00 The Life of Rudyard Kipling, Aylesbury Centre of the National Trust, Broughton Junior School Fri 20 19.30 Aston Wine Club, Chilean Tasting with Catherine Dew, Buckland Village Hall HP22 5HZ SAT 21 12.00-16.00 Wendover CE Junior School Summer Fayre, entry 50p adult-20p child, Wharf Road, see page 6 SAT 21 & SUN 22 14.00-17.00 Acer Corner Gardens Open for charity, 10 Manor Road, see page 6 SAT 21 SUN 22 14.00-17.30 & Fri 27 17.00-20.30 Gardens Open for charity, 11 The Paddocks , see page 6 SAT 21 14.00 Black Propaganda Radio; Britain’s Biggest Hoax, Bucks FHS, Prebendal Farm Comm Ctre, HP19 7QW, see p 6 SUN 22 09.00 Ashridge Trail Half Marathon, £17 registration, details www.renniegrove.org/ashridgetrail , see page 7 SUN 22 18.00 Evensong—Stanford Bb, Byrd Anthem, World Premiere "O Lord, my Lord" Stahlmann. St Mary WT, 424982 Tue 24 10.30 Leisurely 5 mile walk up Coombe Hill from Wendover Library with the Ramblers, contact Joe 01296 623868 Wed 25 09.30 Cycle ride, Clock Tower to Bridens Common or Ickford, details southbuckscycling.org.uk/rides/jun.pdf Thu 26 19.30 Author Talk—Jeff Rozelaar, Bagels & Bacon, The Postwar East End, Wendover Library Room, see pages 3 & 7 Fri 27 19.30 Eyes Front, A production about songs & music in wartime, John Colet School, tickets www.scannappeal.org.uk Fri 27 20.00 AGM/Weston Turville Dig Update W Turville Historical Society, WTurville Village Hall, www.wthsoc.org.uk & p 7 SAT 28 10.00-16.00 Embroiderers Guild Workshop, Ribbon Embroidery, S Mandeville Methodist Church, see p 7 SAT 28 10.00-16.00 Craft Fair with food and fun, The Barn Courtyard, behind Antiques at Wendover, see pages 3 & 7 SUN 29 09.30 Easy cycle ride Butlers Cross to College Lake, details southbuckscycling.org.uk/rides/jun.pdf SUN 29 15.00-17.00 Cream Teas, St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville, more dates see ad page 3

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

Bucks Open Studio - Exhibition by Sue Gosney Sat June 7 - Sun 22 June

10am - 5pm Tues-Sat

Sunday 11 - 4pm

a little bird told me gallery, The Barn Courtyard 25 The High Street, Wendover HP22 6EH Please join us on 7 June when Sue will be attending

June 2014

Regular Weekly Events


for July 2014 events, please contact us before Monday 16 June Wendover News, Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop, High Street, HP22 6DX  01296 624270  editor@wendovernews.co.uk

Calendar entry FREE, one line; What’s On Box charity rate £15 : 20 words 7 days a week

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

Mon, Wed, 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 10.00-11.30 Stay and Play, Wendover Children’s Centre: 01296 621143 13.30 Wendover Baby/Toddler Group under5s term time. Wendover Memorial Hall, details 01296 709791 13.30-15.00 Stepping Stones— Appt Only—Transition to First School, Wen Children’s Ctre: 01296 621143 19.00 Free friendly run/jog club to suit you. Meet point RAF base Chestnut Avenue. Call Nikki 07868 873911

Tue & Wed 19.30 Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell. Details 01296 624089 Tuesdays 10.00 Simply Walk, meet at Wendover Clock Tower for moderate walk 1-1.5 hours. Details 01494 475367 Tuesdays 10.15-10.45 Bounce & Rhyme, 18mths-5years and 11.15-11.45, under 18months, Wendover Library Tuesdays (bi-weekly) 13.30-15.00 Multiple Magic—support group for multiple births, Wen Children’s Ctre, 01296 621143 Tuesdays 13.30-15.30 artsmart Drawing for Absolute Beginners, Wendy Lewis Studio, Wendover 01494 670372 Tuesdays 19.30 Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell Tuesdays 20.00 Wheelers & Dealers, Square Dance Club, Wendover Memorial Hall 07731 776654 Tuesdays 20.00 IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall, www.imagez.org.uk or call 01296 612632 Wednesdays Wednesdays

10.30-12.30 Beginners and Improvers art group, The Loft Studio, The Courtyard wendystudio@hotmail.com 18.45 Hartbeats African Drumming, beginner to advanced, £6, pay-as-you-go, contact Justine 07773 047684

Thursdays 09.00-16.00 Wendover Weekly Market, Manor Waste Thursdays 10.00-11.30 Tots Time, under 5s, Wendover Children’s Centre, 01296 621143 Thursdays (bi-weekly) (evening) Healing Meditation Group, contact Louise 01296 696285, www.beingmystical.co.uk Thursdays 19.00 Ballroom & Latin Dance Class / 20.00 Dance. Wendover Memorial Hall. Details 01442 865734 Thursdays 19.00 Taekwondo for ages 5 and up, Wendover CofE Junior School, www.btkd.co.uk Thursdays 19.45 Wendover Choral Society, St. Mary’s Church Wendover. Details 01296 620450 Thursdays 19.30-23.00 RAF Association Halton and Aylesbury Branch clubhouse open to public, Bldg 259 RAF Halton Thursdays 20.00 Pregnancy yoga classes; Halton Village Hall, 01296 624004, www.lizbrownyoga.co.uk Fridays Hatha yoga—gentle 09.30, stronger 11.15, Halton Village Hall, 01296 624004, www.lizbrownyoga.co.uk Fridays 10.00 Zumba Gold, St Anne’s Hall Fridays 10.00 Churches together in Wendover: Noah’s Ark Parent & Toddler Group, Wendover Christian Centre Fridays (bi-weekly) 10.00-12.00 Healing Meditation Group, £10, contact Louise 01296 696285, www.beingmystical.co.uk Fridays 14.00-15.30 Bumps and Babies (siblings welcome), Wendover Children’s Centre, 01296 621143 Fridays 14.15-15.00 Fun Fact Fridays for accompanied Pre-schoolers, Wendover Library. Free Fridays 19.00-21.00 Amazing Donkey Youth Club, contact Paul Hammett 01296 621162 Fridays 19.30 “Friday night is music night” at St Mary’s Church, contact @stmarys 01296 623123 SATURDAYS SUNDAYS

19.30-23.00 RAF Association Halton and Aylesbury Branch clubhouse open to public, Bldg 259 RAF Halton 20.00 Bingo at the Royal British Legion Club, Chiltern Road, All welcome

June Loyalty Card Offers See also www.wendoverloyaltycard.com, Wendover Hardware on the Manor Waste and community notice boards in Budgens & Costa ADH Window Cleaning: Patio & Decking pressure washing 20% discount; 25% off conservatory roof cleaning! New Customers £15 to charity www.curerett.org.uk on your first clean along with 10% discount A Little Bird Gallery: Buy 10 cards and get 11th FREE Antiques @ Wendover: a draw to win a £10 Gift Voucher. The winner will be drawn after every 25 loyalty card sales Cambridge Weight Plan: 01296 623560, 10% off for initial appointment CatBookerFitness: newcomers get FREE bootcamp pass for June, book online at www.catbookerfitness.co.uk Costa: 10% discount (cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer) Lawnhurst Services (t/a Wendover Wood), 01296 623869: £18 per hour for support on IT including software, hardware and applications Le Bistro: 20% OFF FOOD bill on Tue, Wed, Thu evenings in June Ivan Cammack: £25 off when you spend £125 or more on a new pair of prescription spectacles or £25 towards the price of a new supply of contact lenses. Terms & conditions apply. June, July, August Hemmingford Pest Control: £5 OFF all WASP treatments, 07736 327808 Maria Bray Nutritional Therapist: 10% off for initial appointment, 581561 No2 Pound Street: 10% OFF all English Wine (while stocks last) in June supporting English wine producers. Perry House Dental Surgery: 30% off bleaching, subject to conditions Simon Carter: 10% off all accessories Scruples: Buy one, get one free on Clynol care and styling products, while stocks last The Bakers Shop meal deal: freshly made just for you ONLY £2.75 1 sandwich + 1 selected canned drink Village Environment Services: 20% discount on accepted estimate for CCTV drain survey or drain clearance, 07850 635844, offer ends Jan 2015 Whitewaters: Order any pizza and receive FREE side salad, subject to availability, throughout June


Craft Fair Saturday 28 June 10am-4pm The Barn Courtyard Behind Antiques at Wendover Fantastic crafts, Fabulous food, Frivolous Fun! * Mini Farm with animals to pet! * Potted herbs and garden goodies * Hand crafted Silver Jewellery * Personalised Cards and gifts * Gorgeous Smelling Candles * Colourful woven bags from Madagascar * Mosaic & Glass to catch the sun! * Patchwork and Handicrafts And much more….

CREAM TEAS St Mary’s, Church Walk, WT Sun, June 29 Sun July 27 August dates, too!

3pm-5pm Delicious home-made cakes & scones


Panel Closedboard Paddock Picket

No fencing job too small 07769 600050 07810 413008 01494 571096 petechapple@hotmail.com

WENDOVER COMMUNITY LIBRARY Author Talks 12 June: 10.30 - 11.30. Crime writer Richard Walmsley (“Dancing to the Pizzica”). (Free to all) 26 June: 19.30 - 20.30. Jeff Rozelaar (“Bagels and Bacon”) a talk about his life in post-war London. (£4 or £3 for Friends) 10 July: 10.30 - 11.30 Jane Larkham will talk about “Wendover News”! Pre-School Events Tuesday Bounce and Rhyme and Fun Fact Fridays 18 September: Library Charity Golf Day at Whiteleaf Golf Course. Support us by forming a team of 4 - it will be a fun day. Details and entry forms are in the Library. Book of the Month Bagels & Bacon: The Post War East End by Jeff Rozelaar.

Bar Staff Required to Join Our Friendly Team! The Farmers’ Bar at The King’s Head, Aylesbury Please send your CV to barbara@chilternbrewery.co.uk with BAR STAFF written in the header @kings_head


June 2014


07786 990 537 Liveluxe are giving a free gorgeous goody bag to everyone who attends June's Design Club - there's also a prize draw for a £100 voucher! The next monthly meeting will be on Tuesday 17 June in Twist from 7pm-9pm There are design consultants on hand to advise if you need.

Liveluxe Design Club Design as it should be! All welcome - it's free - so pop in and have a look! trixy@liveluxe.co.uk

Pilgrim Course

Lindengate Volunteer Info Evening

Various Dates to July, St Mary’s Church Pilgrim is a course that (re)discovers the Christian way of life and guides in living life like Jesus. For more information contact Michael Hunt or Mark Dearnley at St Mary’s.

Thu 5 June, 5-7pm, Wendover Library Room Find out more about this new local charity dedicated to helping people by teaching them gardening skills. Alternatively, contact us on info@lindengate.org.uk or call Jane on 07812 169545 for a Volunteer Application Form.

Art Club Exhibition Sat 31 May & Sun 1 June, 10-4.30, Wen Lib Rm Paintings, prints and cards by talented local artists. Free entry. Come and browse!

THE PRACTICAL GARDENING Coombe Hill Run COMPANY Sun 1 June, times below, Shoulder of Mutton Reliable Lady Gardeners A 6km race which includes 190m of climbing to Garden tidying Regular garden maintenance the monument on Coombe Hill. The main race Tel: 07732 484545 starts at 11.00am with a family race aimed at younger children starting at 10:40am (if under the age of 10, must run with a parent).

M J Electrical Engineering Ltd

KEHS Meeting

All electrical work undertaken Tue 3 June, 8pm, Stewart Hall, Little Kimble NICEIC Approved Contractor Making the Most of your Greenhouse. Graham Talbot, a lecturer in horticulture, will talk to us Call Mike on: about using the greenhouse throughout the 01296 630703 year, www.bucksinfo.net/kehs . 07530 899434 info@mj-electrical.co.uk www.mj-electrical.co.uk


Family History Session Thu 5 June, 10.30-12.30, Wendover Library Join Cathy Soughton for a 20 minute taster session. Booking essential, 0845 230 3232.

Bucks Open Studios 7-22 June, Various times and locations Artists will be showing their work locally as part of Bucks Open Studios. Free directory of participating artists from the Library, Tourist Information Centre etc. Details also on www.bucksopenstudios.org.uk . See ads pages 2 & 3 and article page 12 & 13.

Friends of Kimble Churches Sat 7 June, 7.30pm, St Nicholas Church A talk on medieval stained glass by Roger Rosewell, an expert in this subject. The minimum donation per ticket is £10 and includes a glass of wine. Tickets from Friends of Kimble Churches on 01844 318796 or Joan Griffith on 01844 342369. www.kimblechurchfriends.org.uk .

Midsummer Gala Concert Sat 7 June, 7.30pm, St George’s Church, Halton Supporting Florence Nightingale Hospice. Including Dunvant Male Choir, Halton Military Wives’ Choir, Scarlet O’Shea. Tickets £12.50 on 01296 429975 or ruthmayhew@fnhospice.org.uk .


June 2014



Bio Sculpture Gel SPECIALIST Beautiful, healthy, strong WAT Open Day nails, no chips, instantly dry, lasts 2-4 weeks Sun 8 June, 12.30-4pm, St Mary Virgin, D Beauchamp HP22 5LS Take a guided tour of the restoration site, see volunteers at work, Call Alison 01442 828598 07973 636958 buy tickets for the Grand Draw in September, teas & cakes for

sale. Free parking at the www.wendoverarmtrust.org.uk .





Family Bike Ride Sun 8 June, starts 2.30pm, Manor Waste Get Wendover Cycling is organising a family bike ride (probably to Halton and back to St Mary’s for tea). All are welcome. Mechanic available beforehand to provide free cycle checks.

Wendover Evening WI Tue 10 June, 7.45pm, St Anne’s Hall Mrs Maureen Dennis will be talking about “Health in our Senior Years”. Visitors are most welcome. Contact Margaret Currell on 01296 582318 or see www.wendoverwi.weebly.com .

Chiltern Humanists Wed 11 June, 7.30pm Amersham Community Centre A Blooming, Buzzing Confusion, with speaker Robin Ince comedian, actor, writer and Humanist. See www.chilternhumanists.org.uk .

Carers Bucks Thu 12 June, 1pm, Worlds End Garden Centre Meet at the garden centre at 1.00pm for a look around followed by refreshments in the Garden Restaurant. There is no charge. If you require more information please contact: Carers Bucks on 0300 777 2722 (calls charged at local rate). www.carersbucks.org


Local Service



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Angela Grace Dplt Psychic Medium Tarot Reader Reiki Master/Teacher Past Life Regression Therapist 07855 813420 mimosawood@hotmail.com www.angelagrace.co.uk

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Haringtons, Wendover are looking for a trainee to work towards an NVQ2 on a two year training programme on their government funded scheme for 16–19 year olds. We offer excellent rates of pay and a fantastic working environment. Email your CV to recruitment@haringtons.com drop your CV into the salon or telephone 01296 626034


June 2014


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


VAT Returns • Payroll • RTI Management Accounts Sage Training

07841427832 Kate.holt@virgin.net www.kateholt.co.uk

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

Sat 14-Sun 22 June, 10am-5pm (Sun 12pm5pm), St Dunstan's Church, Monks Risborough For information on the artists and works, see www.artatstdunstans.blogspot.co.uk .

077942 68575 01296 696352 david@cooleprojects.com


on Thursday 19, and Pipers in The Lee is open 2.00–5.00pm on Wednesday 25. Details on www.scannappeal.org.uk/events .

Summer Fayre

Sat 14 June, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church Trio Isimsiz Beethoven and Shostakovich string trios from a very exciting young group of musicians. See ad page 2.

Sat 21 June, 12-4pm, Wen CE Jr School BBQ, refreshments, licenced bar, raffle, bowling, bungee run, Sumo suits, candy floss, tombola, tattoos, craft stalls and more! Entry fee 50p adults, 20p children, proceeds to Wendover CE Junior School.

Wendover Open Gardens 2014

NGS Open Gardens

Wendover Music Concert

Sun 15 June, times and locations vary Seven gardens open in and around Wendover for Rennie Grove Hospice Care! One garden £3, two or more £5. More details on www.renniegrove.org/ whats-on/event-pages/open-gardens-in-wendover .

Steam & Classic Vehicle Rally



Bucks Open Studios Group Show


Sun 15 June, Startop Farm, Marsworth Tickets: Adults £4, children £2 (All proceeds to local fundraising and charities). Free shuttle bus from the Rose & Crown in Tring—first bus leaves at 11am. For more information please see www.MarsworthSteamRally.co.uk .

Scannappeal Open Gardens

07581 693653 01296 613669 Thu 19 & Wed 25 June, Gt Missenden brendanmcfall511@btinternet.com The Warren in Potters Row is open 6.00-8.30pm

21 & 22 June 2-5pm, Acer Corner (10 Manor Road) Donations shared between the National Garden Scheme and the South Bucks Jewish Community (who will supply the hot beverages and cakes). The garden of a semi-detached is different, combining wow factor with low maintenance. 21 & 22 2-5.30pm, 27 June 5-8.30pm, 11 The Paddocks Come and enjoy an English summer garden filled with David Austin roses and delphiniums. We look forward to seeing you.

Bucks Family History Society Sat 21 June, 2pm, Prebendal Fm, HP19 7QW Black Propaganda Radio: Britain's Biggest Hoax. The Germans believed what they heard, but it was Britain's biggest hoax. Michael Kushner, a volunteer guide at Bletchley Park, tells us all about it. Nonmembers very welcome. www.bucksfhs.org.uk/

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Extensions • New Builds • Brickwork Conversions • Renovations • Driveways Garden Construction • Excavator Hire (with driver)

We will undertake your project big or small from planning to completion with full site management including all carpentry, decorating, plumbing and electrical to achieve a first-class finished project. No obligation quotations

Events Ashridge Trail Half Marathon

June 2014


AUSSIE PLASTERING All electrical work undertaken:

Commercial & Industrial

Over 20 years experience No job too small

Installations and Testing, CRB checked

07981 196275 Call Daniel 07719 570327 / 01296 581715 Sun 22 June, 9am, Ashridge House, Herts www.djcelectrical.co.uk Starting at the beautiful Ashridge House, the course is an opportunity to d.chamlet@djcelectricalcontractors.co.uk aussieplastering@hotmail.co.uk run a challenging off-road trail route through 2,000 acres of woodland. Open to over 18s. Details www.renniegrove.org/ashridgetrail . Learn to Drive with

11+ Coaching

Author Talk (FOWL) Thu 26 June, 7.30pm, Wen Library Room Jeff Rozelaar, author of Bagels and Bacon - The Post War East End will talk about his experiences. Tickets £3 for FOWL members, £4 for non-members. See ad page 3.

Weston Turville Historical Society Fri 27 June, 8pm, W Turville Village Hall AGM including updates on the website and archaeological dig in Weston Turville. Entrance £2 members, £3 visitors, including refreshments. For further information visit the Society’s web page www.WTHSoc.org.uk or email Chris Gill Secretary@WTHSoc.org.uk .

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HS2 update On 28 April 2014, the House of Commons passed the Second Reading of the Hybrid Bill, which means that HS2 is now approved in principle. With the three main political parties in favour of the scheme, this was unfortunately not unexpected. Our MP, David Lidington, chose once again to be absent from the Vote and has repeated the assertion that he has more influence as a Minister than a back bencher. He has since declared that he will vote against the scheme on the Third Reading if further tunnelling is not secured for our area. Following the Second Reading there was a short window for Petitioning (closing date 23 May), which was our last chance to formally request improvements to the scheme. As a result of several workshops, leafleting, and help from local volunteers, we believe Wendover and the surrounding area submitted a significant number of Petitions, which will now be considered by a Select Committee who can recommend changes to the scheme. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who Petitioned and helped others to Petition, and very special thanks

HS2 must go to Antony Chapman for his tireless work and leadership in coordinating the local Petitions and providing vital information and suggested Petition wording to help people navigate the complex process. The next stage for Petitioners will be to prepare for the possibility of speaking in front of the Select Committee. Wendover HS2 intends to hold workshops in the coming months to help Petitioners prepare for this. With the common theme locally being the insistence of a fully bored tunnel throughout the whole of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, work is now commencing to build evidence that the initial construction cost of a fully bored tunnel will be far outweighed by the benefits that a fully bored tunnel would bring. Please watch this space for further information. Wendover HS2

HS2 decision “dangerous precedent� The Chiltern Society said on 30 April the decision to route HS2 across the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty sets a dangerous precedent for other protected areas of landscape in the country. The Society, which has over 6,700 members working to protect and enhance the


Chilterns, will now petition Parliament to have HS2 tunnelled under the entire AONB in order to reduce the environmental damage the railway will bring. Chairman David Harris said: "The Chilterns AONB is supposed to be a protected landscape. It is the only AONB in Britain that will be crossed by HS2 in its first and second phase. Yesterday's decision by MPs sets a dangerous precedent. From now on areas of legally protected countryside, such as National Parks and AONBs, are not as safe as they believe they are from infrastructure projects. "HS2, as proposed, will now travel through the middle of the Chilterns AONB at its widest part, inevitably damaging its integrity. “The travesty is that other routes between London and Birmingham that could have avoided this sensitive and unique landscape were not considered properly. "Most MPs have shown that ensuring unique and fragile landscapes are protected for future generations is low down among their priorities." The Chiltern Society


Dolly’s Birthday

Wendover’s favourite barmaid, Dolly Saville, reached a remarkable landmark when she turned 100 years old on Saturday 19 April 2014. A party was held in her honour at her workplace since wartime, The Red Lion, Wendover. Dolly was born in Eton in the South of Buckinghamshire a few months before the outbreak of World War I. She featured as Local Face for Wendover News in May 2002; have a look at the story on wendovernews.co.uk/news/dolly-local-face . To celebrate this momentous occasion, The Red Lion hosted a party with five generations of Dolly’s family attending, along with local residents, friends and colleagues. The day was full of stalls to raise money for Dolly’s nominated charities and the Fuller’s dray horses, Griffin and Pride, got in on the action by providing local children with trips around the village. This was featured at the time on Wendover News Facebook and wendovernews.co.uk/news/dolly-is -100 . A lovely YouTube video was prepared by local resident Gordon Findlay and her story was picked up by the BBC, ITV, in Ireland and the USA. Martin Howard, Manager of The Red Lion, said: “There were lots of surprises for Dolly including a beautiful birthday cake designed and made by the chocolate company Choccywoccydoodah, 100 roses prepared by The Flower Gallery, various presents and even a letter from the Prime minister. She had already received her

card from HM the Queen. Everyone worked so hard to make the day special for Dolly and her family – even Sir Jackie Stewart, the motor racing legend, arrived with a signed magnum of Champagne.”

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Before she became a parent, Melissa had worked with people with disabilities in a variety of empowered and leadership roles, ensuring that she brought a rather divergent attitude to the table. Nevertheless she was unprepared for the conflicting emotions that arose within after Isobel was born, and so began her blog, The Mostyn-Thomas Journal. Nearly four years and much blogging later, My Daughter and I is the result.

Pressure on BP event drops For the fourth year running the Rotary Club of Wendover and District, in conjunction with the Stroke Association, arranged for qualified staff to be at Wendover Library Annex on Thursday 24 April to take blood pressure and provide tea and coffee and biscuits. This year several people were advised to seek further advice from their GPs. Word about the importance of knowing your blood pressure is obviously spreading and the Health Centre has a machine allowing patients to monitor themselves.

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Wendover Remembers Wendover Remembers held its first community meeting on Wednesday 30 April. The Wendover Remembers Working Group will be meeting on Monday 9 June to look at how it can help make all the good ideas that came from this meeting happen in Wendover. If you would like to be part of the Working Group please get in touch with the Parish Council by calling (01296) 623056. During WWI The Wendover Gazette was the publication which kept people informed. Wendover News is passing to Wendover Remembers the one or two pages in its possession. If you possess a copy of The Wendover Gazette which covers this period, please contact Wendover News (details on front cover) or Wendover Parish Council (details on back cover).

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PRESSURE On the last Sunday in April the world watched WASHING New Saints, new icons

Rome as two Popes were canonised. The media asked what was happening at a local level. The Roman Catholic Parish Priest for St Anne’s, Wendover is Father Wayne Coughlin. He serves from Damian House in Great Missenden where he is also Parish Priest for Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. He commissioned an icon of each Pope Saint. Bella Cherry from Chesham (see photo below) was the iconographer of Pope Saint John XXIII who will eventually stay in St Anne’s Church in recognition of his ecumenical work. Constantina Wood from Aylesbury was the iconographer of Pope Saint John Paul II (the Polish Pope) which will eventually stay in Great Missenden where the Church has been serving a Polish Community since World War II. Meanwhile, the new papal icons are on tour in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Northampton.

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Once again during the middle two weeks of June, 7-22 inclusive, artists and makers of various skills will be opening their studios to the public and mounting exhibitions of their work. Everyone is welcome to come and see the diverse talents that in many instances are hidden from general view. Entrance is free to these events and there is absolutely no obligation to buy. In Wendover, every day during the fortnight, Jeremy White and Godfrey Thorpe will be opening their Pottery Studio and Gallery, with an exciting range of new work. They are joined again by the local artist Andrew Rance who will be showing his new paintings in pen, ink watercolours & acrylics. More information at www.jeremywhiteceramics.co.uk., and at www.andrewrance.com . See also ad page 2. Other artists who will be open at different times (please check for details) include:  Susan Gray, in her studio behind Sally Turner Antiques  Sue Gosney, exhibiting paintings at A Little Bird Gallery see ad, page 2  Jane Miller, exhibiting for the first time this year, portraits and mixed media paintings  Rachel Forgham, showing her funky, colourful oil Paintings of animals  The Sculpture School, at Hartley Farm, Rocky Lane, Wendover Dean  Also, at the MS Centre between 7 and 14 June, there will be an exhibition of Paintings by Amanda Curbishley, Jean Whitson, Melissa Goode and Ruth Aslett, Bookbindings by Liz Young, Painted and stitched Textiles by Shirley Jones, Photography by Louisa Stobbs and Jewellery by Violeta Corzo and Sarah Wood. Many of these artists will be demonstrating during the week.  Jill Pearce and Kate Arch, showing Traditional & Contemporary Textile Crafts in Halton Village.  Ros Long of By Hand Books will be showing new work plus regular favourites at Layby Farm, HP22 5XJ see ad page 2.

7-22 June Ten artists will also be exhibiting between 14 and 22 June at St Dunstan’s Church, an exciting medieval setting in Monks Risborough. For more details, please visit www.artatstdunstans.blogspot.co.uk . There are many more Artists just a short drive away. Opening times and full details of all these and other artists in Buckinghamshire can be found in the directories available at the Library and Tourist Information Centre and at www.bucksopenstudios.org.uk. where you will find an Art Trail for the Wendover Area. Little Kimble Art Group will be exhibiting in the Stewart Hall on Sat & Sun 7 & 8; Thu—Sat 12—14 and Thu—Sun 19—22 June, 1pm— 5pm weekdays and 10.30am—5pm at weekends. We are Ros Castling: felting display and wearable art, Lielo Edwards: ceramics for garden and interiors, Kat Newman: glass lampwork art, Polli Phippen: display and structural mosaics, Michale Spark: acrylic paintings from landscape and life, Susie Upstone: contemporary silver jewellery, Jane Waller: drawings, non-fiction and children's books, James Watts: watercolour studies. As well as supplying a free exhibition, we are following the spirit of the Bucks Open Studios movement and hoping to encourage others to enjoy participating in the arts; we have special student talks every Thursday and will be demonstrating our techniques on Sun 15 June. We are friendly, and provide fantastic refreshments and cream teas. We are on the A4010, almost opposite Little Kimble station, have good parking and good disabled facilities. More details on our Facebook page; www.facebook,com/ LittleKimbleArtGroup and also entry 99 in the BOS brochure.

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News from Wendover Health Centre 01296 623452 Building Works

Symptoms include sneezing; an itchy, runny or blocked nose; and itchy or watery eyes; they are typically worse in the evening and when outside. The commonest type of hay fever is allergy to grass pollen, which peaks in June and July.

There will be significant disruption in the reception area over the next two months during our ongoing building works. We apologise for any resulting inconvenience, but we are confident that in the long run the services we offer will improve as a If you suffer from hay fever, symptoms can result. The work is scheduled to be be prevented by reducing your exposure to completed by September. pollen as much as possible by: staying indoors as much as possible, and keep Saturday opening windows and doors shut; avoiding cutting We are open every Saturday from 8.30 to grass, large grassy places, and camping; 11am, except at holiday weekends, for washing your face or shower after being booked appointments, dispensary and outdoors; and keeping car windows closed reception business. Our telephone lines are (consider buying a pollen filter for the air closed on Saturdays and we have no vents in your car). capacity to see urgent cases at the present time. Please continue to call 111 if you It is local NHS policy that medicines for hay require urgent assistance with a health fever should be bought rather than problem. prescribed. All hay fever medicines are available over the counter at pharmacies, Hay Fever but it is worth shopping around to get the Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen best prices. Generic medicines are usually cheaper than equivalent branded products. that is common in spring and summer.

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The following medicines may be helpful, check suitability and doses with a pharmacist when buying them for a child:  Antihistamines such as loratadine 10mg or cetirizine 10mg once daily relieve many of the symptoms of mild hay fever, such as sneezing, runny nose and itchy eyes.  A steroid nasal spray such as beclometasone may ease a blocked or runny nose. This is best started before symptoms start, if not it may take 1-2 weeks to have effect. It is important to use a nasal spray correctly – follow the instructions that come with the product.  Sodium cromoglicate eye drops may help relieve itchy or watery eyes. Treatment should be continued on a regular basis throughout the hay fever season.


June 2014

School News

Young Enterprise Success A team of Year 12 John Colet students competed at the Young Enterprise County Finals, in May. The team, named Are We There Yet?, created, marketed and sold a CD featuring songs and stories for young children to enjoy on car journeys. At the County Finals, held in Milton Keynes, four team members presented their product to 100 people. Sam Bailey, Dan Lee, James Bowers and Harrison Speight represented Are We There Yet? and spoke confidently to the judges about their product. The team were thrilled to be awarded the prize for the most innovative product, and were the only team from Aylesbury Vale to win an award. Unfortunately, they didn’t progress to the next stage. The team’s journey began back in April when they were selected to participate in the County Finals. Another John Colet Young Enterprise team also presented at this earlier stage. A Taste Of Wendover created a locally sourced recipe book, featuring recipes from local restaurants and members of the local community. Head of Business Studies, Mark Gardiner, said: “This year’s Young Enterprise teams have been a real credit to the school. Both teams have performed brilliantly, and both were commended for their creativity and


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entrepreneurial spirit, as they were the only teams in the competition to create their product from scratch. This has arguably been the most successful year we’ve had in Young Enterprise since I’ve been at the school.”

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May, June and July will see the arrival of the LTA’s much heralded Great British Tennis Weekends (GBTW)– the aims of which are to get more people playing tennis and to have fun! The dates have been chosen to take place in the build up to the excitement of the Wimbledon Championships and to convert the excitement generated by our world class players down to grass roots level.

promotional strategy.

The 2014 GBTW follows the success of last year’s one-off Weekend which saw over 7,500 people take to the courts of 39 venues on a single weekend. This year there are more than 1,500 venues!

Marlow Tennis Club have already organised some open days in the run up to the GBTW’s, one of which they say added some 20 members so far thanks to their promotional efforts throughout the town.

Halton Tennis Centre and Penn & Tylers Green Lawn Tennis Club are typical of those already organising events. Halton for example, on the first GBTW in May offered adult coaching sessions, mini tennis, cardio tennis and junior tennis whilst Penn hosted an open “Parent and child” tournament.

Tennis venues are offering free tennis and coaching for people of all ages and abilities and the days are being promoted by the LTA across all media to try to help promote our sport and our clubs.

“We are really excited to be bringing Great British Tennis Weekend back this summer. Tennis in Britain has enjoyed some fantastic results during the last 12 months with the Davis Cup team reaching the quarter-finals and Andy (Murray) having won Wimbledon last year,” said LTA Chief Executive, Michael Downey, “For us, it’s about capitalising on the interest in our sport, so when people at home are inspired by our players on court, we offer them an opportunity to get on court without barriers getting in the way.”

If you have not organised an event yet or want to do more, it’s not too late, and quite easy to get something organised. In many cases days can be staged as part of an existing open day

A full list of open days organised so far in the county is available here (45 at last count!): greatbritishtennisweekend.com .See also ad page 4.

Events are taking place across the county over four weekends, and they are just our part in the hundreds of Open Days which are to take place throughout the country on 21st-22nd June, 28th -29th June and 19th-20th July.


Club Corner

John Hampden Probus Club

We hope that whether you came on your own or with friends you felt a warm welcome. If anyone has any comments as to how we could make improvements in future, please contact Wendover News (editor@wendovernews.co.uk).

Update: The John Hampden Probus Club has changed its contact details. Please contact Colin Campbell, 8 Witchell, Wendover, tel 01296 696492, email doc.cdc@talktalk.net. New members welcome. The local Committee is very grateful to all who came, and to local shops and businesses who helped with donations of money or gifts including: Julians, No 1, Taekwondo in Wendover We are pleased to announce a brand new martial The Pack Horse, Agora, Rumsey’s, Budgens, Worlds arts club in Wendover which opened 1 May. It’s End Garden Centre, The Raj, No 2 Pound Street, the Olympic sport of Taekwondo but we pride Whitewaters Deli, Lady Grey tea rooms, Costa Coffee ourselves on having fun friendly classes open for and Twist. Our support from Aylesbury came from all—from 5 yrs upwards. Bytomic Taekwondo run Ashco, Tesco, Morrisons and Marks & Spencer. many classes in the local area such as Aylesbury , Wendover Bowls Club Princes Risborough, Great Missenden and many others in the Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, The outdoor season is now well underway with about 10 matches already being played, including Berkshire and Oxfordshire areas. “friendly” matches with other local clubs. We We train at Wendover CofE school every have teams in the Chiltern & Thames League and Thursday from 7pm. Children, adults and families our men playing in the Bucks Cup, Men’s Top are welcome to try out for FREE. It also includes a Club and County Fours, among others. Our ladies are playing in Ladies’ Top Club, Trundell Trophy, free training t-shirt. www.btkd.co.uk. Burnham Plate and more.

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A large number of people from the Churches and Community gathered together for an excellent Ploughman’s Lunch in The Christian Centre on Tuesday 6 May. Along with the proceeds from the Cake Stall and Raffle we have been able to send over £700 to Christian Aid.

Amersham; Mon 9 against Wellingborough; Sat Nick Taylor 14 against Tring; Sun 22 against Harrow; Sat 28 Landscape Gardener against Long Crendon. All matches start at Decking, Walls, Drives, Lawns, Ponds, 2.30pm. Please come along and watch. For more Patios, Paths and all General Landscaping information, contact Brian Wheeler 01296 622605, Mo Warr 01296 486655 or Brian Wendover (01296) 696840 07507 829423 Harrison 01296 630669.


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Club Corner Junior 5-a-side Football Success!

with their heads held high, knowing they reached the final through merit whereas Bucks CC reached the final via default. On their last league game of the season, the team drew 3-3 at home with Long Marston. Wendover First XI finished the league campaign in 5th place in the Aylesbury District League Division One. Wendover Reserves managed a final day victory, winning 3-2 away against Bucks CC Reserves. The club finished 9th in Division 3. The Reserve Team are looking for a new manager ahead of the new season.

For the second year running, a local junior 5-a-side football team represented South England in the Powerleague 5-a-side National Finals held in Manchester in May. The team qualified after winning the Under 16 South Regional Finals at in April Covering all Plumbing and Heating Basingstoke against tough competition, Call today on: 07920 110 209 having previously also won www.unionplumbingandheating.co.uk the Area Tournament, held locally at Stoke During the summer months, training is from Mandeville in February. 8.30pm every Tuesday at Wendover playing Painting & Decorating fields at John Colet School. Thank you to all who The team, consisting mainly of Wendover Under All aspects of decorating 15s, has been put together this season by player have supported the club in any way this season. We look forward to seeing you over summer for manager, James Patton, who was part of last undertaken some events at the club. For more information, 3rd generation decorator year's successful Under 14 team. James would please visit Wendover Men’s FC Facebook page like to thank all the players for their support and or contact the first team manager, Michael in Bucks commitment, with special thanks to Hossam Gregory, on 07783841905 Free estimates Fowlie for taking on the role of goalkeeper and performing outstandingly. Despite the majority of 01296 483876 (local) Wendover Tennis and Squash Club the team (5 of the 7) being under 15, they 07771 624517 weren't fazed, united as a team and confidently Our Tennis tournament knockout rounds are now S-newsome@sky.com asserted control to succeed against older underway, culminating with Finals Day on Saturday 12 July. The weekend of 21/22 June is opposition in the Under 16 group. the “Great British Tennis Weekend” where Clubs up and down the country will be opening their Sugarcraft Specialist Cake Decorating Supplies Wendover Men’s FC doors to non-members. We will be running tennis 01296 696860 Congratulations to the Wendover First Team who competitions on each afternoon; Saturday will be 1 Town Court, High St Wendover Bucks, HP22 6EA reached the Marsworth Cup Final. Unfortunately Juniors day and Sunday Adults. Full details on they lost 4-0 to Bucks CC FC, but can go away www.wendovertennisandsquash.co.uk . Cornelli.sugarcraft@tiscali.co.uk Roy Seabrook

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Guide and Brownie Leaders Needed Wendover and the surrounding villages have thriving Brownie and Guide units. There are about 250 girls aged 7 to 14 in our District who get together in groups for weekly meetings where they have fun, challenge themselves and build friendships. Several of our units are in need of more Leaders. If you would like to help the girls have fun and enjoy yourself whilst doing something worthwhile, please consider becoming an adult volunteer. Enthusiasm is the most important thing. Training is given to all volunteers. Want to learn more? Please contact Mary on thompsonhalton@btinternet.com or 01296 624464.

Wendover Youth Centre Given £250 Gift Sandra Maizels, Chair of Wendover Rotary, came to the Centre’s AGM last month and was moved to report their urgent need back to Rotary, who concurred it was a worthy cause. Dary Sweeney, Budgens proprietor, also attended the AGM and has pledged his support. Becky Murgatroyd, Youth Leader, said, “Wendover Youth Centre wishes to extend our great thanks to Sandra and Dary for their support and also to those ‘Friends of WYC’ who give monthly. Without your help we would not be able to continue our support for the young people of Wendover.” If you would like to support the


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Mid Bucks Beekeepers Association The mild winter resulted in the lowest loss of colonies for many years, locally our members reported less than 8% losses with only a few being due to disease. The result has been that the colonies have come into the Spring stronger than usual and throughout May we had unprecedented numbers of swarms of honeybees. Our members will collect accessible swarms free of charge. If you discover a swarm please verify it is honeybees by going to www.mbbka.org.uk . If it is, call 07770370132.

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Cricket Wendover Cricket Club’s junior section has proved really popular this season. Sixty-four turned up for U7 & U9 training and 28 for U11. Your local company at Wendover Serving all surrounding areas Unfortunately with these numbers, any new enquiries in these age groups will regrettably be 24 hour service, Airport Specialist, put on a waiting list. In matches, the U9 B team Minibuses, 6 & 8 Seaters available Distance No Object has won both their games, whilst the A team is 01296 620 620 yet to play. The U11s won in the 1st round of the st Bucks Cup. The U13s also made it through the 1 round of their cup and have won their 2 other games by convincing margins. The senior teams struggled early season but had their first win against Greenwood Park. All enquiries, contact Jonathan Seabrook on 01296 623286.

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Mr Chris Kingham of the Princes Risborough Heritage Society advises that he picked up a copy of Wendover News and was interested in the article on William Lancaster and the Red Rose Garage. He told Wendover News: William Lancaster purchased a bungalow in Peters Lane, Monks Risborough/Whiteleaf called “Hebron” and renamed it “Pat’s Cottage”, but was only there for a year or two before his adventures. Contact with someone researching the family in Australia suggests that Mr Lancaster named it after his daughter Patricia. Does anyone else have further information? Please contact Wendover News, details on front page.

A Plea for Responsible Dog Ownership While out walking my dogs recently, I and two other dog walkers witnessed a lady screaming for her dog to return to her, which it did not. We discussed that if she actually came into the field then she would stand more chance of retrieving her wayward dog which was now chasing and stampeding the sheep and lambs around the field and over the fence. Once this lady got hold of her dog, she left the field, leaving the other gentleman in the field to help the sheep back over the fence. Shouting at your dog will only make things worse. If you see sheep and you don’t trust your

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Thanks Hampden Lodge would like to thank everyone who supported their Ladies Weekend, enabling us to raise in excess of £950 for Chilterns Dog Rescue Society. Thanks especially to The Village Gate, Twist, The Red Lion, The King & Queen, K&B Butchers (Princes Risborough) and The Raj for their kind donations. Thank-you Wendover!’ Gary Thorne

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Comments on the HS2 Bill I have supported David Lidington's stance on HS2 since the route was announced as I believed as a minister he was best placed to argue his constituents case for better compensation and mitigation.

I should also like to take this opportunity to publicly thank all the volunteers who give up their Tuesday mornings to make sure that our collection point at the Christian Centre runs smoothly.

Through his position he has been able to gain direct access to the key decision makers in Government and HS2 to lobby and argue his constituents’ case.

Finally, owing to the pressure of other work, I am now seeking a successor as Wendover Foodbank coordinator. If anyone is interested in taking on this rewarding role, I should be very pleased to hear from them. Once again, thank you to everyone who supports us. Christopher Trower

David Lidington is an excellent MP for this constituency but as Councillors for Wendover and Halton both Peter Strachan and I are disappointed that he did not vote against this Bill which establishes the principle of HS2 as the vast majority of his constituents in Wendover, Halton, Stoke Mandeville and Aylesbury would have wished.

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I have conveyed this to David Lidington who assures me that if a fully bored tunnel and other mitigation measures are not forthcoming he will resign before the third reading of the Bill.

Over the last few years I have often heard people say that the crime rate in Wendover increased during the construction of the bypass in 1997/98. I have asked Thames Valley Police for the figures for the years before, during and after construction, but the only figures available are for 1998/99 and 1999/2000. Does anyone have any facts relating to this, not just anecdotal evidence? If so could they please send it to me at chap@halevalley.wanadoo.co.uk . Antony Chapman

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Just Going Out for a Cycle... I will be in a London to Paris cycle ride 2-5 July 2014 in aid of Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity. So far I am the only one supporting FNHC. The ride starts between 0630 and 0700 on 2 July at Crystal Palace and we ride 90 miles to Dover. We have to be there by 1800 to catch the ferry to Calais where we spend the first night. The next three days are 85, 75 and 65 miles arriving at the Eiffel Tower on Saturday 5 July. Four consecutive days covering so many miles requires a lot of training and I have been working extremely hard since December. If anyone would like to sponsor me and thereby support Florence Nightingale Hospice they can do so via www.doitforcharity.com/ johnwells . Alternatively I can make sponsorship forms available. John Wells


June 2014


Local Faces: Jack in the Box

Jack in the Box Pre-school will be 20 years old in September, and to celebrate they are opening their doors for three afternoon sessions—increasing the pre-school provision for parents and carers in Wendover. Jack in the Box Playgroup was the brainchild of Linda Ayres and Brenda Edwards, opening in the Clay Lane Scout Hut (which opened March 1990) in September 1994. They were already qualified and practiced Playgroup leaders and wanted to offer something special to the toddlers of Wendover. There was great sadness when Brenda Edwards died suddenly in November 2010. Happily, Linda Ayres continued to lead until her retirement in July 2012. Ruth Blake has worked at Jack in the Box (JitB) since it opened. At the time she was a volunteer helper with needlecraft at John Hampden Infant School but a friend who was on the staff at JitB couldn’t do the first week so Ruth stepped in. She has been there ever since and both her grandchildren have passed through JitB. Ruth is a great advocate of Learning through play, which introduces toddlers to numbers and simple literacy and writing skills using all sorts of games and crafts. This is delivered through the free play of the children and observation by the

assistants. Voluntary helpers, as she had been, are few and far between because now-a-days the typical route of an assistant like Ruth is to train for qualifications on-the-job, aiming for level 3 Diploma in Childcare. This enables them to complete the paperwork including learning journeys and contribute to parent consultations. Staff like Ruth are easily identified by their uniform of a teeshirt and sweatshirt depending on the weather.

and Thursdays. Two year olds will be admitted and 3+ year olds can stay for the whole morning and afternoon session. Tracey can be contacted on 01296 696404, 07814 093064 or jackintheboxpreschool@hotmail.co.uk Another great help in developing JitB Preschool was the appointment of Gill Osmond as the Chair of the committee. She brought with her experience as a former teacher at John Hampden Infant School. Having taught Infants and Nursery children for 30 years she was appointed an Early Years Advisory Teacher in Bucks.

The current Pre-school Manager is Tracey Buttle, one of seven members of staff and a volunteer. Her children attended JitB Tracey Buttle, manager. and she started as a The Scout Hut setting is ideal parent on the committee. More photos can be seen at as the Scouts are benevolent When her younger child www.wendovernews.co.uk landlords eg they made the joined in 2009, she barbecue bases the right size started training and became an assistant for Pre-school sandpits. The grounds then a supervisor. Tracey finds her pre- facilitate freeflow access to outdoor and children experience in business has been indoor play. A team of 8 staff means invaluable and she plans to take JitB onto plenty of people to supervise the entire afternoon working in the Autumn. The premises. They even have a kitchen current hours are Monday to Friday 9am garden where they grow their own to 12 noon. In September they will be carrots, beans, peas, radishes, tomatoes open until 3pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and flowers.

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Matters Arising June 2014

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This time of year usually brings many reviews, changes and looks forward to the new Parish Year. We say cheerio to James Grant whose business commitments do not allow him to continue as a Councillor and also to Sue Gilbert who has been our Assistant Clerk for the last two years and now moves on to become Clerk to Haddenham PC. Many thanks to them both and good luck in their future endeavours. We hope to co-opt new Parish Councillors at the Council Meeting on 2 June to serve until the Parish elections in May 2015. If you are interested please contact the Clerk.

The Parish Council’s Petition against HS2 has been submitted to Parliament and is a worthy tome which outlines all the mitigation options that could and should be considered by the Select Committee. Thanks to the working group, especially Marion Clayton and our Clerk for their hard work in ensuring the petition accurately represents the views of Wendover residents. Thanks also to expertise from Wendover Society for ensuring that the WPC petition allied with other petitions from the local community.

Councillor co-option will take place at the Parish Council Meeting in the Library Room on Monday 2 June at 7.30pm As I write this we are moving towards the end of May which means only one thing as far as I’m concerned – Wendover Celebrates. A huge undertaking which could not take place without the support of Wendover Parish Council. Two years ago and again this year, WPC provided a grant to help get things off the ground, as I write, tickets are selling fast, the weather is improving, and we are looking forward to a great event. By publication the event will have passed and will have been judged a success or not. Whether financial, practical or just by being there my thanks go to everyone from WPC and the community who have been involved, you know who you are, but my personal thanks especially go to Emma Carroll who as Queen Bee of the whole event has worked tirelessly and efficiently to make sure that this event is a community success. Robert Duggan, Chair


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Assistant Clerk Vacancy The position is initially for a 3 – 6 month contract of 25 hours a week. The hourly rate will be between £9.35 an hour and £10.04 an hour depending on skills and experience in financial and general administration and minute taking. Working from the Clock Tower the role would include Clerking for the Planning Committee which meets in the Library Room on Monday or Tuesday evenings on alternate weeks. Time off in lieu is given for these meetings. Within the next six months the Council anticipates advertising to recruit permanently for this position, which may be for additional hours. If you are interested and would like more details please contact the Clerk before 16 June 2014.

Clock Tower We are pleased to report that the vital structural repairs to the Clock Tower have finished on time. It’s been a rollercoaster of a project with a high that not so much of the external timber needed to be replaced as we had at first thought, to a low that stripping back the lead beneath the bell space

Local Produce Market Manor Waste 9am to 1pm Saturday 21 June exposed a lot more rot than we’d expected. The next excitement was caused by the way the roof tiles had originally been fitted. More tiles than expected were broken during the removal phase. A source of replacement tiles, sufficiently authentic to meet the Historic Buildings Officers requirements, were found and fitted. The clock has never been better. The original bell wheel has been renovated, the bell and mechanism have been serviced and the clock faces spruced up. Through it all the contractor Colin Pearcy and the project manager Charles Mallard have kept the project on target.

From a Mule to a Gator The PC have replaced the groundsman’s vehicle with a much more useful and safer truck. The old Mule had no means of securing tools or materials inside it, no windscreen wipers, no heater/demister nor any way of keeping the rain out. This basic specification meant that at times when its rugged 4X4 character would be most useful, it wasn’t possible to operate it safely. The new Gator is a smart looking truck and is very definitely an all weather, go anywhere vehicle that will be a great asset to the Parish for years to come.

Poppies As part of the WWI commemoration poppy seeds have been scattered on Rope Walk Meadow. Some will flower this year but most will lie dormant until after the flail cut and chain harrow at the end of the Autumn.

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