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Election time again! European Parliamentary elections are taking place across the UK on Thursday 22 May. You must be registered in order to vote. The registration deadline for these elections is Tuesday 6 May. Andy Abraham our Headline Act Wendover Celebrates! is delighted to introduce the headline act for the evening entertainment starting at 6pm on Sunday 25 May. A platinum-selling recording artist who has performed to millions around the world, Andy Abraham is one of Britain’s most exciting vocalists. In his incredible career, Andy has released four studio albums: The Impossible Dream, Soul Man, Even If and his most recent release Remember When… Selling in excess of half a million records. Dubbed the “voice of the people”, Andy shot to fame when he finished runner-up on the world famous TV show "X-Factor" in 2005. Andy’s soulful voice and down to earth personality saw him wow his mentor Sharon Osbourne, the judges and the public week after week as he took classic songs such as “Unforgettable”, “The Greatest Love of All” and “Me and Mrs Jones” and made

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them his own in soaring, searing, soulful renditions.

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.

Tickets for the evening concert cost only £10, adults; £5 youths (13 to 17); children (12 and under) are free but must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets available online at tickets.html or from Peaches Emporium, 19 Aylesbury Road, Wendover.

RAF Flypast dates: Tuesday 6 & 20 May 1.30pm To celebrate the completion of training at RAF Halton we can expect a flypast (weather permitting).

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May 2014 CREAM TEAS St Mary’s, Church Walk, Weston Turville Monday, May 5 Sunday, May 25 Monday, May 26 Sunday, June 29

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

WENDOVER MUSIC 2014 at St Mary’s Church, Wendover

Saturday 10 May 7.30pm

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Henschel Quartet (string quartet) Concert Tickets £ 15.00. Available from Wendover, Princes Risborough and Aylesbury Tourist Information Offices. Credit Cards—01296 330559 (Booking fee) Details 01296 615753 or

Coffee Morning Monday 12 May 10 am to 12 noon Wendover Library Room Featuring Lindengate, a new charity planning to recover health through horticulture and gardening

All welcome

For those chilly evenings snuggle up with a Liveluxe throw! 10% off all our sumptuous throws in May! And don't forget to book on a Liveluxe furniture painting course!

What’s On in May 2014 for June 2014 events, please contact us before Monday 19 May Wendover News, Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop, High Street, HP22 6DX  01296 624270 

Calendar entry FREE, one line; What’s On Box charity rate £15 : 20 words Thu 01 09.00-14.00 Cupcakes for Charity - stall at Wendover Market, Manor Waste. All proceeds to Raleigh Intl. See page 25 Thu 01 10.30 & 11.30 Family History Sessions with Cathy Soughton, booking essential, Wendover Library, see page 4 Thu 01 19.00-20.00 Wendover Library Reading Group (1st Thursday each month), Library Room, contact 07979 855047 SAT 03 to BH Mon 05 10.00-16.00 Static Cycle for Chilterns MS Centre—World’s End to Lands End, 01296 696133 for details SAT 03 14.30-16.30 Spring Fayre at Leonard Pulham Nursing Home SAT 03 evening Wendover Chairman’s Ball in aid Rennie Grove and Prostate Cancer Charities, Wendover Memorial Hall SUN 04 09.00 RAF Halton Sprint Triathlon, RAF Halton, see page 4 SUN 04 09.30 Easy/Moderate cycle ride from Butlers Cross to Benson, details Mon 05 15.00-17.00 BH Cream Teas, St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville, more dates see ad this page Tue 06 09.30-12.00 Wendover Sewing Bee, St Anne’s Hall, contact Deb 07903 743293 for details Tue 06 10.30 Light 5 mile walk to Grim’s Ditch from Wendover Library with the Ramblers, contact Joe 01296 623868 Tue 06 10.30-11.30 Cops and Coffee—chat with the local police and enjoy a free cuppa, Wendover Library Tue 06 12.00 Christian Aid Ploughman’s Lunch, Wendover Christian Centre, tickets from @stmarys, Clock Tower & churches Tue 06 18.00 An Eye for Design, Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society, Stewart Hall, Little Kimble, see page 5 Wed 07 19.00-21.00 Wine club at No2 Pound Street, annual membership £25 (one night only £5), no booking necessary Thu 08 10.30 Wendover Twinning Association Monthly Coffee Morning (2nd Thursday each month), Red Lion, all welcome Thu 08 10.30-11.30 Tea and Talk - Local author Richard Walmsley, Wendover Community Library Room Thu 08 13.00-15.00 Time Out for Me, Carers Bucks, Wendover Community Library Room, see page 5 Thu 08 20.00 Wildlife Conservation at Ashridge, speaker Emily Smith, WT Horticultural Society, WT Village Hall Fri 09 14.00-15.00 Friday Tea for the recently bereaved, Wendover Christian Centre SAT 10 9.30-11.30 and 10.00-12.00 Plant Sales—come early for great selection! see page 5 for more details SAT 10 10.30 Informal Book Club (no set reading), Wendover Christian Centre SAT 10 12.00-15.00 May Fayre, John Hampden School, see page 5 for more details SAT 10 14.00-16.00 HS2 Petitioning Drop-In Session, Wendover Library Room, see page 12 for more info SAT 10 19.30 Wendover Music 2014 Concert—Angela Hewitt, pianist, St Mary’s Church, see ad this page and info page 5 SAT 10 19.30 Quiz night for Raleigh, Teams of 6, £10pp inc ploughman's, BYOB, Raffle. St Anne's Hall. Tickets 01296 696776 Mon 12 (morning) and Tue 13 (evening) Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (2nd week each month), contact 07890 973751 Mon 12 10.00-12.00 Wendover Society Coffee Morning for Lindengate, Wendover Library Room, see ad this page Mon 12 19.30 Wendover Theatre Society AGM, Committee Room, Wendover Memorial Hall, see pages 6 & 22 Mon 12 20.00 Lindengate Volunteer Information Evenings, Wendover Library Room, see pages 6 & 9 Tue 13 19.45 Annual Resolutions Meeting, Wendover Evening WI, St Anne’s Hall, see page 6 Tue 13 20.00-22.00 Wendover Evening Sewing Bee, Whitewaters, contact Deb 07903743293 for details Tue 13 20.00 Thomas Paine, Chiltern Humanists, Rickmansworth, see page 6 and Wed 14 09.30 Cycle ride Butlers Cross to Worminghall or Clock Tower to Chalgrove, details Wed 14 19.00 Grandparents’ Support Group Monthly Meeting , Holiday Inn, Aston Clinton 07949 640156 for details Thu 15 09.00-14.00 Legacy Antiques & Collectors’ Fair, Wendover Memorial Hall, see ad this page Thu 15 10.15-11.45 “Sages” senior age fellowship (3rd Thursday each month) Wendover Christian Centre Thu 15 14.30 Red Kites, Wendover Horticultural Society Meeting, Wendover Library Room Thu 15 20.00 Curiosities in the Cotswolds, Aylesbury Centre of the National Trust, Broughton Junior School Fri 16 all day Save the Children Information Day, see page 7 SAT 17 09.00-13.00 Wendover Farmers Market, Manor Waste SAT 17 10.00-16.00 Fabric HQ mini pop-up craft fair in the Barn Courtyard behind Antiques at Wendover SAT 17 14.00 Buckinghamshire Battalions In The Great War Bucks FHS, Prebendal Farm Comm Ctre, HP19 7QW, see p 7 SAT 17 14.30-16.30 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers Guild Monthly Meeting, Stoke Mandeville Methodist Church SAT 17 19.30 Wendover Choral Society Concert, St Mary’s Church, see ad page 3 and information page 7 SAT 17 20.00 Ceilidh with JiggeryFolkery Folk Band, Anthony Hall, Aston Clinton, see ad this page and information page 7 SUN 18 Guided walks at WT Reservoir, details from Richard on 01296 624511 or Tue 20 14.30-15.30 Knit & Natter, free social knitting group, Wendover Community Library Room, see page 7 Tue 20 19.30-21.30 The Fabric HQ Sewcial. Bring along a project, get advice, St Anne’s Hall £7. Call Rae on 07761 957283 Tue 20 20.00 Esmés Allstars Curry Night, The Raj, contact Anthony 01296 626081 for tickets Wed 21 09.30 Cycle ride Butlers Cross to Whitchurch or The Lee to Gt Brickhill, details Thu 22 20.00 Natural Signals Wendover Twinning Association, Wendover Library Room, see page 7 Fri 23 09.30 Cycle ride, Worlds End GC to Winchmore Hill, details SAT 24 10.00-13.00 BBOWT Plant and Produce Market Great Missenden Memorial Centre SUN 25 11.00-22.00 WENDOVER CELEBRATES—Parade, Fete and Concert, various locations in Wendover, see pages 14 & 15 SUN 25 11.00-15.00 Furniture Painting Course, £90, contact Trixy at Liveluxe for details 07786 990537, see page 8 SUN 25 14.00-16.30 Cream Teas, Church of the Resurrection, Dunsmore. Ample parking. SUN 25 and BH Mon 26 15.00-17.00 Cream Teas, St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville, more dates see ad this page Tue 27 19.30 Simple Pleasures Sewing School @ Fabric HQ: Zipped Bag/Cushion Cover Workshop. Call 07761 957283’ Wed 28 09.30 Cycle ride Butlers Cross to Great Tew, details Thu 29 all day Wendover Horticultural Society Charlecote Park outing, £17 or £25.50, details 01296 622334 Fri 30 20.00 Weather Lore-Fact or Fiction Weston Turville Historical Society, Weston Turville Village Hall SAT 31 and SUN 01 June 10.00-16.30 Wendover Art Club Summer Exhibition, free entry, Wendover Library Room. SAT 31 afternoon Open Garden, Drywick, Ellesborough Road, Wendover, see page 8


Curtain/blind consultations on Tuesdays

Antiques & Collectors Market

Shop open Wednesday to Saturday Discover the Courtyard (behind the Antiques Centre) 07786 990 537

9am-2pm (Trade 8am)

Thursday 15 May Entrance by donation to Charity

Wendover Memorial Hall

ART EXHIBITION 24 & 25 May 10.00am to 5.00pm Paintings by Diana Hardacre Church End Cottage, 1 Bates Lane, Weston Turville HP22 5SL Entry £1, (includes glass of wine) Supporting deaf/blind charity

BBOWT Plant and Produce Market Saturday 24 May 10am to 1pm Gt Missenden Memorial Centre Admission Free

May 2014

Regular Weekly Events

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Morning and Evening, JAZZERCISE classes to suit you : 07900 987230

Mon, Wed, Thu Mondays Mondays Mondays Mondays Mondays

Morning and Evening. Adult, Teenager Yoga Classes. 01296 623543, The Rotary Club of Wendover & District. For meeting times see 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

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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, Wendover Library 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, or call 01296 612632

Wednesdays Wednesdays Wednesdays

10.30-12.30 Beginners and Improvers art group, The Loft Studio, The Courtyard 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

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FUN DAY 7 June 11am to 4pm Find out about our extension and community project. Architect's plans, details, audiovisual. Meet the architect. Displays by Church groups. Bell tower open. FREE bouncy castle FREE face painting. Church choir, WT School Friday choir, Tom Ridout Jazz trio. Teas, coffees, cream teas, BBQ, ice-creams. Under cover if wet. Enq: 424982

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, Thursdays 19.00 Ballroom & Latin Dance Class / 20.00 Dance. Wendover Memorial Hall. Details 01442 865734 Thursdays 19.45 Wendover Choral Society, St. Mary’s Church Wendover. Details 01296 620450 Thu & SAT 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, Fridays Hatha yoga—gentle 09.30, stronger 11.15, Halton Village Hall, 01296 624004, 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, Fridays 10.15-10.45 Story sessions for accompanied Pre-schoolers, Wendover Library. Free Fridays 15.00-16.00 Pilates for Mums with Babies (babies come, too!), Wendover Children’s Centre: 01296 621143 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 (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

May Loyalty Card Offers See also, 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: Patio & Decking pressure washing 20% discount; 25% off conservatory roof cleaning! New Customers £15 to charity on your first clean along with 10% discount CatBookerFitness newcomers get free bootcamp pass for May, book online at Costa: 10% discount (cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer) Domino Equipping Solutions, 01296 623869: £18 per hour for support on IT including software, hardware and applications FabricHQ: Receive a free gift with all purchases over £15 plus Dolly Day offer see page 13 Maria Bray Nutritional Therapist: 10% off for initial appointment, 581561 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 Village Environment Services: 20% discount on accepted estimate for CCTV drain survey or drain clearance, 07850 635844, offer ends Jan 2015 Whitewaters: All pizzas 10% off Friday & Saturday Subject to availability


WENDOVER CE JUNIOR SCHOOL Wharf Road, Wendover HP22 6HF 01296 696822 We are seeking additional staff to join our friendly lunchtime team from the summer term. This rewarding role involves supervising the children while they eat and play throughout the lunch break. The hours of work are 12.10-1.25pm, Monday to Friday, term time only. Salary is on Bucks Pay Range 1a (£7.25 per hour). If you enjoy interacting with children aged 7-11, are hardworking and have a sense of fun, then this could be the job for you! Although previous school experience is not required, experience of working with children would be a distinct advantage. For a full job description and application form, please contact Catriona Durrant, Business Manager, at or 01296 696822 option 4 for an application pack. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed prior to application. Closing date for applications: 12noon Wednesday 7 May. Interviews week beginning 12 May.


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Pilgrim Course

The RAF Halton Sprint Triathlon

Dates late April 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.

Sun 4 May, 9am, RAF Halton The RAF Halton Sprint Triathlon is back for its third year! The event raises money for Rennie Grove Hospice Care. Registration opens at 7.30am, the event starts at 9am. Entry fee £20 includes timing chip and medal on completion. For more information and to register, visit or contact the team on 01442 820717.

Family History Sessions Thu 1 May, 10.30 & 11.30am, Wendover Library Join Cathy Soughton for a 20 minute taster session. Booking essential, 0845 230 3232.

Big Green Egg SALE Weekend

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Sat 3 and Mon 5 May, Noon-4pm, Russell Arms Big Green Egg is a BBQ but that is not all! It’s a smoker, a pizza oven, a roaster, a convection oven, the possibilities seem to be endless... See it in action and talk through your purchase options with the Russell Arms team. Orders placed this weekend receive a 10% discount and ensure delivery in time for Father’s Day.

All electrical work undertaken Static Cycle for MS Centre NICEIC Approved Contractor Sat 3 to Mon 5 May, 10-4, Worlds End Gdn Ctre Annual Worlds End to Lands’ End static cycle. Riders Call Mike on: needed! For more information contact 01296 630703 or 01296 696133. 07530 899434

Spring Fayre Sat 03 May, 2.30-4.30pm, Leonard Pulham Hm Stalls include: Preloved, Home-Made Cakes, Plants, Tombola, Treasure Hunt, Cream Teas etc.

Wendover Choral Society presents

A Spring Concert Programme includes-

Anton Bruckner - 3 Motets Joseph Haydn - Oxford Symphony Joseph Haydn - Nelson Mass. With The Oxford Sinfonia Conductor - Peter Bassano Saturday May 17 at 7.30 pm St Mary's Church, Wendover Tickets £12: £10 Concessions: £5 (16-18s) Children u16 Free Tickets from Clock Tower (01296 696759) and on the door Wendover Choral Society is supported by The Aylesbury Vale Arts Council and The Lionel Abel-Smith Trust

Wendover Ploughman’s Lunch Tue 6 May, 12 noon-1.45pm, W Christian Centre Come and enjoy a delicious Ploughman’s Lunch in company with friends and help raise funds for Christian Aid projects supporting some of the neediest people in the world. Tickets from @st mary’s and the churches, £4.50 in advance or £5.00 on the day.

An Eye for Design—KEHS Meeting Tue 6 May, 6pm, Stewart Hall, Little Kimble John Negus—garden writer, broadcaster, lecturer and photographer returns to show us how skilled gardeners create beautiful borders.

Bega kwa Bega AGM & Annual Supper Wed 7 May, 7.30pm, Wendover Christian Ctre The AGM will give people an opportunity to hear more about the work of Bega Kwa Bega and enjoy a friendly sociable evening.

May 2014


Fri 16 May, 7.30pm, Wendover Christian Centre Come and enjoy a delicious three course meal including drinks for the small sum of £16. Tickets from 01296 622678/696776. See also letter on page 25.

Wine Club @ No2 Pound Street Wed 7 May, 7-9pm (first Wed each month) Do you enjoy a glass of wine? If so, then Wine Club @ No2 Pound Street is a must for your diary. £5 cover charge, but if you sign up for annual membership on the night this is refunded. Annual membership is £25 and gives you free entry to wine club for a year and exclusive discounts. No need to book, just come along, we look forward to meeting you.

Time Out For Me (Carers Bucks) Thu 8 May, 1-3pm, Wendover Library Room A pamper session just for you. Come and enjoy some relaxation therapies. There will also be a chance to chat and ask any questions you might have about your caring role. Refreshments provided. There is no charge. All family carers welcome!

Weston Turville Horticultural Society Thu 8 May, 8pm, WT Village Hall Emily Smith of the Wildlife and Conservation Projects at Ashridge (National Trust) will give an update on the ongoing preservation and development projects there. For more information please contact Pat Rutherford on 01296 613965.


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Wendover Free Church Plant Sale Sat 10 May 9.30–11.30am, W Christian Centre Summer’s just around the corner - it’s time to stock up the garden with vegetables, shrubs, cuttings and bedding plants, including the superb, ever-popular geraniums! Lots of interesting and unusual plants at reasonable prices. Cakes and produce also be on sale and refreshments will be served. All money raised is for Wendover Free Church’s “Uganda” projects.

KEHS Plant Sale Sat 10 May, 10am, Ellesborough Village Hall Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society’s spring plant sale. A great opportunity to buy locally grown perennials, vegetables and annuals. Come early - everything will be sold by about 11am on past form.

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Wendover Society Coffee Morning Mon 12 May, 10-12Noon, W Library Rm Theme: Lindengate—A new Wendover Charity, helping recovery from health issues through horticulture and gardening.

Lindengate Volunteer info evenings Mon 12 May, 5-7pm, Wendover Library Can you dig into your spare time to help Lindengate open in time to benefit from this year’s growing season? Lindengate is a new start up charity taking root on a 4 acre site at Worlds End, Wendover. We will be offering therapeutic gardening activities helping those dealing with mental health issues in their recovery. If you would like to find out more about us, please look at our website . Volunteers are essential to Lindengate’s success, bringing fresh enthusiasm and energy, new perspectives, differing life experiences, and a wide range of skills to



our team. Please come along to one of our Volunteer Information Evenings at Wendover Library on either 12 May from 8pm or 5 June from 5pm – 7pm. We will have a stand at the Wendover Celebrates! event on 25 May or you can get in touch on or call Jane on 07812 169545 for a Volunteer Application Form if you would like to get involved immediately. THANK YOU!

Wendover Evening WI

Wendover Theatre Society AGM

Save the Children Information Day

Mon 12 May 7.30pm, Wen Mem Hall Will WTS be revived or closed down? See article on page 22.

Fri 16 May, all day An opportunity to learn more about the lifesaving work of Save the Children at the charity’s London HQ. The Aylesbury and Wendover local branch has been raising money for over 40 years and there has never been a greater need for funds to help children both here in the U.K. and abroad. This Information Day will provide an insight into the work of the charity. Anyone interested in accompanying a branch member to this event please ring 01296 622728.

Thomas Paine (Chiltern Humanists) Tue 13 May 7.30pm, Cloisters, Rickmansworth Professor Greg Claeys will talk on the life and work of Thomas Paine, the radical propagandist and voice of the common man. We plan to follow this with a visit to Paine’s birthplace, Thetford, Norfolk, in July.


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Tue 13 May, 7.45pm, St Anne’s Hall This will be the Annual Resolutions Meeting; when the members discuss and consider the options for the next National WI Publicity Campaign. Following the business there will be time for fun and laughter! Visitors are most welcome. Any queries please contact Margaret on 01296 582318

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May 2014

Events Book Club Sat 17 May 10.30am, W Christian Centre Coffee, cake and plenty of interesting conversation are available at Wendover Christian Centre at Book Club. No set reading – just the opportunity to talk over the books we enjoy. Everyone is welcome.

Family History Talk (Bucks FHS) Sat 17 May, 2pm, Prebendal Fm Comm Ctre The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry raised seventeen battalions in World War I; ten of them saw active service on the Western Front, in Mesopotamia, Italy and Greece. Free help available - our Names Database and libraries are available for consultation at most of our Aylesbury meetings. Non-members very welcome. A small donation is appreciated.

Embroiderers Guild Meeting Sat 17 May 2.30-4.30, SM Methodist Ch "Patchwork and Quilting" with Margaret

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Wendover Choral Society Concert Sat 17 May, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church Concert programme. Nelson Mass - Haydn Anton Bruckner. 3 Motets - Locus Iste; Ave Maria and Os justi. Oxford Symphony Haydn Conductor - Peter Bassano with the Oxford Symphonia. Tickets from Wendover Tourist Office - 01296 696759. See ad p2.

Ceilidh Sat 17 May, 8pm, Anthony Hall, A Clinton An evening of Scottish-style music, dance and lots of fun! With Jiggery Folkery Folk Band, plus caller. No experience needed. Join in and dance the jigs, reels and waltzes, or just watch and listen to the music. Licensed bar and snacks. £9 (adult), £6 (conc. & children). 8pm – 11.30pm (doors open 7.30pm). Enquiries/bookings: or 01442 828866.

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Knit & Natter Tue 20 May, 2.30-3.30pm, Wen Library Rm You bring the wool, patterns and experience to share, we’ll provide the company, tea & coffee.

Esmés Allstars Curry Night Tue 20 May, 8pm, The Raj Tickets will be £20 for a full banquet meal of The Raj's delicious food—starter, main, choice of sides, breads & rice. Contact Antony at

Wendover Twinning Thu 22 May, 8pm, Wen Library Room “Natural Signals” A look at the many and varied languages that animals and plants have invented to communicate with each other. Speaker John Tyler. Members £3, Visitors £4.

Art Exhibition Sat 24 and Sun 25 May, 10am-5pm Paintings by Diana Hardacre raising money for SENSE. See ad on page 2.

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)

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KING & QUEEN WENDOVER Tuesday Luncheon Club 2 courses £6 Monday - Saturday Lunch from £5 Sunday Lunch 12 - 4.30 from £9.95 Future events will include: BBQ’s, Hog Roasts and Music • Twenty-four hour nursing care

• Full programme of activities and outings

• Specific care for all physical disabilities

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Sun 25 May, 11-3, contact 07786 990537 Autentico chalk paint! Natural, environmentally-friendly chalk-based paint. Covering the basics of how to prepare & paint furniture & other items, plus exploring some more advanced techniques. Course £90 includes all you need plus light lunch.

7-22 June, Various times and locations 17 Artists will be showing their work in Wendover and many others throughout the County. Many of the talented artists will be opening up their Studios, displaying their work and demonstrating their skills, whilst others are mounting exhibitions of their work. Full details will be available from the beginning of May, when the Directory of all the artists participating may be obtained free from the Library, Tourist Information Centre and other venues throughout the area. All details are also on

Rennie Grove Hospice Care will be fundraising through open gardens in 2014, on Sunday 15 June. Nine gardens will be open in and around Wendover!

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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). Come and see how a garden of a semi-detached could be done differently, combining wow factor with low maintenance.

Weather Lore—Fact or Fiction Fri 30 May, 8pm, Weston Turville Vlg Hall Ian Currie, a well-known meteorologist, will speak to the Weston Turville Historical Society about this fascinating topic. Members £2, visitors £3, refreshments included. See or contact Chris Gill on 01296 613754 for details.

Open Garden Sat 31 May, afternoon, Drywick, Wendover This lovely garden on Ellesborough Road has formal and pastoral areas, well worth a visit.

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

Sun 8 June, 12.30-4pm, St Mary the Virgin, Drayton Beauchamp HP22 5LS Take a guided tour of the restoration site, see volunteers at work, teas & cakes for sale. Free parking at the church. More details at

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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.

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The Friends of Wendover Health Centre This involves the communities of: Butlers Cross, Halton, The Lee, Stoke Mandeville, Weston Turville and Wendover.

Wanted Volunteer Drivers Please could you spare a little time? Can you offer to be available for one morning /afternoon per week or alternatively at short notice to help someone who has no transport. On this named day, you might be asked to drive a patient to a Health Care appointment. When you volunteer, you have the option to state your preference for short or longer journeys. A driver must be a patient who is registered with Wendover Health Centre. A driver is able to claim for petrol via a simple mileage expense form to the Friends but not charge for their time. The cost of parking, if there is one, is met by the patient. An appropriate donation to the Friends to cover the cost of the trip should be made by the patient as this is not a free service provided by the Health Service.

Please help the Friends to enable the less mobile members of our community to receive the health care they need. To volunteer to be a driver please telephone 01296 622565 weekdays 9.00-11.30 or 2.00- 4.30. or email . Belinda Horn

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Continued from page 6 No matter what skills you have, be it in admin, working outdoors with our gardeners, fundraising, WENDOVER MEMORIAL HALL Ideal for repairing and servicing tools, or site and general Weddings/Functions etc garden maintenance, your contribution is sure to WiFi and late licences available have a meaningful impact on peoples’ lives. Enquiries : 07804 671445 We are weeks away from being able to prepare the site at Worlds End and particularly need help with the renovation of our 60’ by 13’ Wendover Youth Centre portakabin which will provide all the welfare Ideal for Exercise classes, Children’s parties and training facilities for our gardeners and (full kitchen facilities and secure garden) The Wharf Cafe hopes to open in the new volunteers. This requires a wide range of skills year. Contact below if you would like to help. from electricians, plumbers and decorators to Phone 07742 689930 providing those all important refreshments. Please come to Wendover Library on either 12 May from 8pm or 5 June from 5pm – 7pm or our stand at the Wendover Celebrates event on 25 May. Contact us on or call Jane on 07812 169545 for a Volunteer Application Form. THANK YOU!

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Card Skimmer Found on Budgens ATM The Wendover Neighbourhood Policing Team is asking residents to be extra vigilant after a card skimming device was found on the cash point outside Budgens in the High Street, Wendover.

It is unknown how long it has been there for and Officers are working with the staff at Budgens to look through CCTV to try and identify the offender/offenders. The device was in two parts. One was above the screen pointing down towards the keypad. This was a piece of plastic the same colour as the machine and it had a very small hole in it and a small camera behind. The second part was a piece of plastic which was again, the same colour as the machine with a card slot on it which had a small device in it which took the details from any cards. This was stuck over the part where you put your card in. If you notice anything suspicious about any of the cash machines then please do not use it, inform the shop and call Thames Valley Police on 101.

Budgens is Best Dary Sweeney, who owns Sweeney’s Budgens store in Wendover High Street, is thanking his customers who helped him win the title ‘Budgens Best Medium Sized Store’ at a prestigious awards ceremony on 28 March. Sweeney’s Budgens of Wendover, which recently reopened after an extensive refit, was chosen as the winner of this award from all the independent retailers who partner with Budgens. A major influence to Dary’s success is the store’s

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largely extended fresh aisle, offering a greater range of fruit and vegetables, and a varied selection of ready-meals and British meat. During the refit, Dary introduced a number of services for the local community including ‘My Hermes’ parcel collection, a home-delivered newspaper service and an external ATM machine. The transformation was completed with additional parking spaces and cycle racks.

I have ever met at any Budgens store. They are really setting an impressive example of high quality customer service against other big brands.”

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HS2 The Petitioning Period has arrived 29 April to 23 May The HS2 Hybrid Bill’s important Second Reading, which despite all the evidence against is expected to be passed by a large majority as all three main parties are whipping their MPs, is scheduled for on Monday 28 April. It will be very interesting to see how our MP, David Lidington, votes, and whether he considers that his position as a Minister in the Government is the most important factor in how he votes.

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The Wendover HS2 Action Group has already held five public meetings about Petitioning, and 07769 600050 / 01494 571096 hundreds of residents, organisations and businesses in Wendover, Dunsmore and Halton Pete have indicated that they will be Petitioning against the Hybrid Bill. The period in which Petitions have to be delivered to the House of Commons is from Tuesday 29 April to Friday 23 May. For businesses the period ends on Friday 16 May.

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Petitioning is the method by which anyone “directly and specially affected” by HS2 can send in a written Petition to the House of Commons, and it will be considered by the Select Committee considering the Bill. If you haven’t yet considered Petitioning please do so now, and please ask your neighbours to do so. This is your last chance to get a better deal for Wendover, Halton and Dunsmore. That better deal is a bored tunnel right through the Chilterns AONB.

We shall be holding a further Drop-In Session at Wendover Library from 2-4pm on Saturday 10 May. For help with Petitioning or more information email us at, go to website or phone 07922 532598. Alternatively contact Antony Chapman on 01296 623730 or at or .

Ancient woodlands are irreplaceable The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) report on High Speed 2 (HS2) calls for the Government to do much more for wildlife and habitats such as ancient woodlands, which will be severely damaged by the project. Responding to the report Matt Jackson, head of conservation strategy at the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) commented: “It highlights many of the issues we’re concerned about in the way HS2 is being pushed ahead. In our submission to the Environmental Statement, BBOWT pointed out all the gaps in the assessment of ecological impacts. Now the EAC states HS2 Ltd must carry out outstanding environmental surveys on the 40% of the route yet to be examined. In spite of this lack of information, MPs are being asked to make a decision on whether or not to go ahead with the project when the Hybrid Bill has a second reading on 28 April.”


The EAC is also critical of the confusion and states: “The HS2 Environmental Statement must be revised to distinguish clearly between ‘mitigation’ and ‘compensation’ measures in respect of biodiversity, and to explain the factors determining in which cases these should be applied. If biodiversity loss is genuinely unavoidable and also cannot be mitigated, compensation should be applied to the fullest extent possible.” If the Hybrid Bill proceeds, a select committee will be formed to hear petitions from members of the public or organisations concerned about specific aspects of the proposals. BBOWT will be petitioning the select committee in respect of the two nature reserves, Calvert Jubilee and Finmere Woods, which will be directly impacted by HS2, and the wider issues of wildlife and habitats affected along the route.

Protecting the Chilterns is number one Minimising the impact of HS2 on the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) was the greatest single issue of concern to people who responded to the HS2 Environmental Statement, says a report by the assessors Golder Associates. The report, which was being sent to MPs before the Second Reading of the HS2 Hybrid Bill on 28



April, says that tunnelling was the highest rated issue raised by the 21,833 respondents, and in particular a demand for a full tunnel under the entire Chilterns AONB. Chiltern Society urged all MPs to "stop and think" before agreeing to the Second Reading of the Bill, which, if passed, will determine the London to Birmingham route of HS2 across the Chilterns AONB. The Society has written to all 650 MPs saying the Bill sets a dangerous precedent for all protected landscapes in Britain.

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May 2014 Why Medieval Style?

Sunday 25 May 2014 The parade will gather on Wendover Campus of Chiltern Way Federation and at 12 noon start to travel along South Street to Wendover High Street, left onto Aylesbury Road then right onto Wharf Road, to finish at the main event site on John Colet School grounds at about 1pm.

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As early as the year 1214 Hugh de Gurnay (the Lord of the Manor) was permitted to hold a yearly fair at Wendover on the eve, day and morrow of St John Baptist. In 2014 Wendover celebrates the 800th anniversary of this permit granted by King John. We welcome Mozzarellanation to Wendover Celebrates! 2014 will be held on the John Colet School field with an exciting You can contact the Parade organisers on Wendover Celebrates! Chris and his team promise you the best, most authentic medieval theme, giving many opportunities Neapolitan wood fired pizzas around; for another fantastic, imaginative event to freshly made to order in the onsite oven. A be enjoyed by all. Catering little taste of Italy in Wendover. This year Wendover Celebrates! brings you a Get Involved selection of the best local caterers, with Around The Pound is a family run Chesham An event of this scale requires the support something for all tastes and appetites. All our based caterer. Clare and her van will sustain of all areas of the local community. If you catering stalls are businesses based in Bucks, you with a range of fresh sandwiches, are a business with a local interest, we some even from within 5 miles of Wendover. wraps, sausage rolls and pasties. Create would love to talk to you about the All will serve you a quality dish with a smile your own picnic on the go at this stand. opportunity to sponsor Wendover and some even in a medieval costume! Celebrates! 2014. In 2012 we had 7,500 people through our site during the course Back for more is the ever popular Hog Roast For those of you with a sweet tooth who still of the day, drawn from all sections of the and Barbecue, run by Wendover Celebrates! want to eat healthily we bring you the community and from across Aylesbury Vale. Volunteers, including those from the Cricket Coolberry Café. Delicious frozen yoghurts, with a fab selection of toppings, along with cookies and Junior Football Clubs, with all meats You can contact the directors on sourced from Kings Farm Shop. Thank you to and other sweet treats. What's not to like? Gary King and his team for the provision of all the cooking equipment and expert hog carvers. Director Ami and her husband Steve will be serving refreshments from the family The Parade business—watch out for The Coffee Stop Were you one of thousands of people stood To volunteer for this or any other duty, email van which will be parked on the field cheering in awe at the passing parade in celebration of the Jubilee on 4 June 2012? Wendover Celebrates! Parade expects to be The tea tent this year will be run by the MS Attractions even bigger and better this year. To be a Centre in Halton. They are looking forward The main attraction will be the Medieval part of it this year get thinking about how to treating you with their home made cakes Village set up by the Medieval Combat Society and free for you to wander in. They your school, business, friends or family can and treats alongside your tea and coffee. offer staged sword fights: the clash of steel create a fantastic medieval-themed float to enter into the parade! As last time, many Ricky and his team at The Raj take great as armoured combatants pit their brawn pride in the high quality of cuisine created and brain in a “battle to the death”! The groups will be walking.




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Sunday 25 May 2014 fighting looks dangerous, and it most certainly can be. The commentator sets the scene, describing each knight as he steps forward to do battle and the audiences are invited to cheer or boo combatants. This year the It’s a Knockout will also be medieval. Teams booking in advance is essential: Continuing the theme, there will be archery displays, falconry, medieval storyteller, music and dance as well as a new Wendover stocks and pillory built especially for the occasion. More modern attractions will include Colonel Custard and other children’s entertainers, inflatables, children’s disco, circus workshop, live music and licensed bar. There will also be a Grand Raffle. Tickets will be on sale from selected village outlets from 1st May and all day and evening on 25th. The raffle will be drawn at 12.30 on Wednesday 28 May in the Red Lion.

Evening Entertainment The evening concert begins at 6pm with well loved local bands including The Majestic (reggae); 48 Krash (great covers); Little Bird (acoustic pop duo); Mr Paul Adams (radio presenter and entertainer); Keoni (singer, songwriter and dancer); and The Platinum Rogues (session musicians to the stars) leading up to our headline act Andy Abraham (a star since his X Factor victory in 2005). Tickets for the evening concert (£10/£5) are more plentiful than in 2012 when they rapidly sold out. Buy now before they run out again! Tickets available for purchase online at or from Peach Lane Studios, 19 Aylesbury Road, Wendover.



May 2014

Wendover Youth Forum As readers may be aware the youth forum was commissioned by the Local Area Forum to carry out a local priorities survey. The full results can be found on the Wendover News website and Facebook page.

Youth Parish Council quite daunting whilst feeling very privileged to be invited to present. As they completed the different tasks they grew in confidence and awareness of community needs. When meeting the girls they talked about the process with excitement and there was a real buzz as they conveyed their experience. They felt like had been involved in something bigger than them. Both girls really benefited from the process and were glad to make a difference in their community.

The Youth Forum is led by Dave Rollins of Aylesbury Vale Youth For Christ and gathers together young people from the Wendover Deanery. Anna, Zoe, Gavin, Sarah and Zac all got involved with the Youth Forum originally, through the help of Paul Wendover Youth Centre Hammett, to help raise funds for the WYC held their AGM on 31 March and Amazing Donkey Youth Club and for their revealed some exciting new developments. own personal development. Tony Playle, welcomed a healthy number to The young people didn’t fully realise quite the proceedings at the Youth Centre and what was involved at the start as their announced that a huge amount of progress journey took them from speaking to their had been made since last year’s AGM at which peers canvassing opinion on youth activities he was inaugurated as Chair of the Trustees. to presenting to Wendover Parish Council. At a Produce Market they found the courage “Last year we announced that Bucks County to approach a variety of people. They all Council had withdrawn financial support processed the results of the survey together. and that we at WYC must stand on our own two feet or face closure. We also Becky Murgatroyd, the Wendover Youth announced an aspiration to employ a Youth Centre and St Mary’s church youthworker, Leader to spearhead the care for recently caught up with two of the young Wendover’s youth and we are now two leaders from Amazing Donkey Youth Club to months into Becky’s tenure which has find out how the process was for them. Anna breathed life into the Centre and put flesh and Zoe found the prospect of meeting with on the bones of the Trustees’ vision.

“This has only been made possible by the people of Wendover who answered our plea for support and I would like to thank the LAST, LAF, Parish Council, St Mary’s church, those who have become ‘Friends of WYC’, Kings Farm and the Shoulder of Mutton and the people of Wendover for contributing to our campaigns and events.” Following the financial report Tony introduced new Youth Leader Becky Murgatroyd who, in turn, introduced some of the young people she has been working with. Mark, Anna and Sarah spoke enthusiastically about the Duke of Edinburgh Award training and the many other activities that their three respective youth clubs allowed them to experience. After a presentation from Premier Sport, who now base themselves at the Centre and run before/after school activities and holiday clubs, a further appeal for sponsorship was announced to build upon the success of the last year - please contact or call 07742 689930. WYC have announced that they will be throwing their doors open on 25 May for the day of the Wendover Celebrates event so, if you are planning a party, why not pop in and see if the Centre fits your needs?

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Paralympic Torch Visits John Colet Year 7 and 8 students at the John Colet School enjoyed a special assembly last month, when they were visited by Chris Rattenbury. Chris brought the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Torch with him, and spoke about Stoke Mandeville’s role as the birthplace of the Paralympic Movement. Chris, a wheelchair user, has represented the UK in his chosen sport of Powerlifting. He spoke about his inspiring journey into Powerlifting, and the importance of rehabilitation through sport. The talk was arranged through local charity Wheelpower, and Chris explained the support the Charity provides to disabled athletes, starting out in their career, by supplying vital expensive equipment. Sandy Whitehouse, teacher of PE, arranged the visit. She said, “It was a fantastic and unique experience for everyone involved, and one thoroughly enjoyed by all. Chris spoke brilliantly, completely engaging all the students.”

New Head for Wendover Junior School Headteacher Derek Hayward finished his tenure at Wendover C of E Junior School just before Easter. He is headed for pastures new, teaching

part time at a specialist music school in Bushey beginning in September. New headteacher Gareth Mirams, from Quainton School, moves to Wendover in September.

The Big Pedal 2014 After reading about The Big Pedal in a recent edition of Wendover News, Get Wendover Cycling decided to find out how well local schools performed. The Big Pedal is a national competition designed to encourage children to scoot or cycle to school. Information on the organisers' website shows that in their category (primary schools with more than 150 pupils) the John Hampden Infant School scored 23,147 points and was the top school in Buckinghamshire and 127th nationally. Wendover C of E Junior school, having fewer pupils, were lower down the table but with a magnificent 18,197 points.



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hire for business functions, family parties, christenings and other celebrations. General Manager Neil Clayton said: “We are very proud of the course and the facilities we can offer members and visitors alike. We offer a calendar of weekly and weekend golf competitions for the competitive golfer, or simply an opportunity to meet and play socially with others.” For a time limited period the club is offering a 20% discount on its full membership categories making seven day membership excellent value at just £68 a month. And you can join with three others in a special “four for 3” offer and save even more money on your first year’s membership. Two new flexible categories are also being introduced for those golfers who may be time pressed or with family commitments, only able to play a limited number of times a year. Chiltern Forest is looking forward to welcoming prospective new members and former members looking to make a return to golf club membership. Full details of all our membership categories can be found on our website (downloadable voucher) or in our advert on page 16. Why not make a start by booking your free trial round with our manager Neil Clayton. (*Free trial round: subject to availability and must be booked in advance)

News from Wendover Health Centre 01296 623452 Changes to Our Usual Opening Hours existing dispensary will be converted into has a named accountable GP who takes Closures for Mayday and Spring Bank Holidays two new consulting rooms. We anticipate the work will be completed by September Saturday 3 May Monday 5 May 2014. We apologise for any resulting disruption or inconvenience, but we are Saturday 25 May Monday 26 May confident that this work will improve the For urgent matters when we are closed patient experience at the Health Centre. please call 111. On Tuesday 13 May we will close at 1pm for staff training; please call 01296-850011 between 1pm and 6.30pm for any urgent matters. For our opening hours and other information about the services we offer please see

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lead responsibility for ensuring appropriate care is delivered to them; at Wendover this is the patient’s “usual” doctor as recorded on their medical record. If you are 75 years or older and are unsure who your accountable or usual GP is, please check with reception or ask at your next District Nurses and Health Visitors appointment. Except in emergencies, We regret that district nurses and health please always book your appointment with visitors will no longer be based at the your accountable GP. Health Centre. They are moving to a centralised facility in Aylesbury. However, Asking for a Second Opinion existing services will not be affected. In If you are unhappy with or unclear about particular the baby and young child clinic the diagnosis and treatment you have been will still take place at the Health Centre recommended, we suggest that as a first every Friday morning. The new patient step you ask your GP to review your contact telephone number for district condition, making clear your concerns and nurses is 01296 566090 (this number is only questions. You can also ask to see another for patients already on their caseload). GP within the health centre for a second

Work has already started on a number of important changes to the health centre. These will bring the dispensary next to Reception in the main waiting area. The main entrance will move to the right of the Patients aged 75 and older current one to allow for easier access to Following changes to our NHS contract, check-in screens and Reception. The every patient aged 75 years and older now

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Club Corner

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Wendover and Chiltern Hills Bowls Club in Dobbins Lane is opening a Junior section welcoming players from 8 to 18 years. The Club already has two junior players and they’d love more local people to join. If you don’t like contact sports but enjoy competing then bowls could be an excellent option. Coaching, competitions and contests are all on offer. Trial days can be arranged. At the moment the youngsters play indoors in the winter at Foxhills in Aylesbury but they’re ready to go outside now that the weather is improving. Would you like to join them? Contact John Fox for more details on 01296 622615

The Village Cup Wendover Cricket Club’s Village Cup, sponsored by Christopher Pallet, gets under way at the end of April and matches will be played most Saturdays and Sundays through to the end of June, starting at 1.00 & 4.00 p.m. each day. There are 12 teams this year, divided into 3 leagues of 4 and with the winners playing off in the finals. The teams (and who they are led by) are: Charlie’s Angels (Charlie Nicholson), Dragons (Gareth Tuffin), Fat Dads (Mark Harrison), FC Olduns (Adrian Paul), Halton Tennis Club (Bob Pain), Jolly Boys (Simon Barnes), Pretenders (Alex Noall), Rugby Dads (Gareth Jenkins), Sharkey’s Sharks (Jon Sharkey), Tradesmen (Mark Endean), Wellhead Old Boys (Edward Mogford) and WFC Young Guns (Mike Gregory).

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Some very good news for the library is that wifi will be available for everyone. This is a Juniors By the time the May edition is published, junior very valuable addition to our facilities. practices will already have started for ages from For as little as £5 a year for singles and £12 for 7 to 15, as well as senior nets. Seb Barr is the new st families, you can become a Friend. If you are 1 XI captain whilst Jonathan Seabrook continues nd interested, either in becoming a member or as 2 XI captain and matches begin on Saturday helping, please email 26 April, with the League starting a week later. Membership Forms are also available in the library. New members of any age or ability are always welcome and should contact: FOWL has a super restaurant raffle at Wendover Jonathan on 01296 623286 Celebrates event on Sunday 25 May. or for juniors, Richard Peck on 01296 624209.

May 2014



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Well done to Katie Malliff (10) from Wendover who took part in the Technifibre U13 English Squash Closed Tournament in Winchester. Katie beat the currently ranked ESR English U11 number 1 seed in the first round of the tournament and ended up in overall 13th place in this national tournament. The Covering all Plumbing and Heating tennis Wimbledon ticket ballot will take place on 1 May at 8.00pm in the Clubhouse. May sees the Call today on: 07920 110 209 start of our Club Tennis tournament, entry sheets are on the Club notice board. For further information on the Club’s activities go to Roy Seabrook

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The annual general meeting of Wendover Theatre Society will take place on Monday 12 May in Wendover Memorial Hall. at 8.00 pm As this may be the last meeting of the Society you are strongly urged to attend.

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At present, the Committee of the Society feels that the Society is unable to continue due to a lack of a full production team for the next pantomime. The pantomime is the lifeblood of the Society as it brings in funds to support other productions throughout the year. I understand

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Another sporting opportunity: Rounders I just wanted to let you know about a great volunteering opportunity that we are offering to any fun and enthusiastic people who can help us to get more families playing a great all inclusive sport, Rounders! After an extremely successful first year, “Family Rounders” is back this summer and is taking place in two locations in Aylesbury – Fairford Leys and Bedgrove. Fairford Leys: Starting Tuesday 20 May and running for 8 weeks Bedgrove: Starting Wednesday 21 May and running for 8 weeks 6.30pm - 7.30pm, open to all (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult) We need people like you to help us with a range of roles including signing people in, setting up the games, umpiring, score keeping and promotion. There's no need to have previous experience of delivering or playing the game as we will provide you with a briefing before the sessions start and you will be supporting a qualified coach or activator at every session. All we need from you is a commitment to help us bring Rounders to local families in the Aylesbury Vale District, and a passion for making sport happen. We will provide you with any training you need and we will set up the Rounders evenings........all you'll need to do is turn up!


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William Lancaster Further to the article on page 14 of the April edition of Wendover News, does anyone have any more information about this gentleman? Editor

Cycling on Footpaths I refer to the two letters in the April newsletter. Cycling on footpaths is not legal if the paths are not signed as shared. Pedestrians and cyclists need to be considerate to each other. On shared paths pedestrians need to be aware that cyclists may overtake them and allow for this while cyclists need to exercise due care when overtaking. It is important that cycling should be encouraged in Wendover so as to reduce car use as far as possible – this would be of benefit to us all and is the sole aim of Get Wendover Cycling. There are a number of ways in which cycling


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could be encouraged in Wendover – at the same time as making Wendover a safer place for everyone. For example, it would be helpful if the High Street had a 20MPH limit combined with traffic calming. (A survey conducted by GWC indicated strong support for this). Some time ago, the John Hampden School, supported by the Junior School, prepared plans for a boardwalk across the canal, hence providing access to the school campus via Victory Road. This would have enabled cyclists, scooters and parents with buggies to avoid Wharf Road. In the April issue of the newsletter, there is a request from the schools to parents and carers to park away from the school entrance and not to drive onto the campus. There are plans to implement this regime. The schools, like GWC, want to encourage walking and cycling. We would be pleased to welcome as members anyone who wishes to support us in striving to achieve these objectives. Chris Peeler Chair, Get Wendover Cycling (tel 01296 624089

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Since last year’s AGM, the Trust awarded a total of £20,052.38 in grants to individuals and organisations in Wendover. At their meeting the Trustees considered a further 39 applications and a total of £57,600 was paid in grants as a result. These were distributed as follows:Education: £7,475.50 Elderly: £3,650 Individuals: £6,625 Medical Areas: £ 9,500 including £5,000 for the new charity, Lindengate

Organisations: £30,350 which included £13,000 to Wendover Swimming Pool to enable three boilers to be refurbished and a secondary heat exchanger purchased. In addition, the 2nd grant of £6,000 for Wendover Youth Centre, promised a year ago, was paid, making the total grants awarded £63,600. The Trustees agreed to petition against the HS2 Hybrid Bill on the grounds that HS2 will result in a drop in the value of the Trust’s properties. Although the majority of grants are awarded at the Annual Meeting, applications are considered and grants are awarded throughout the year. Anyone who lives in the parish of Wendover or the Moor Park Estate who wishes to know more about the Trust, or to apply for a grant, should consult the website,, and contact The Clerk at 14A Vicarage Close, Wendover, HP22 6DS, or email, giving a contact telephone number and address. Next year’s meeting will be on 29 April and the closing date for applications to be considered then will be THE END OF FEBRUARY 2015. Glenys Newman, Clerk

May 2014


Introducing the Directors of

Emma Carroll

Robert Duggan

Emma helped to set up Wendover Celebrates! back in 2011 as a representative of Wendover Parish Council. She has been a Director of the company from the start, believing that “Wendover has a thriving community culture. Wendover Celebrates! is a showcase of what Wendover can achieve when everyone works together.” There is still time, just, to book in your team of Lords, Knights or Ladies for it’s a knockout tickets.html. Emma juggles voluntary commitments with the Parish Council, Wendover Junior School and Wendover Celebrates! with the demands of two small children (and a husband).

Robert Duggan has lived in Wendover for over thirty years and remembers with fondness the carnivals of yesteryear. Raising funds for charitable causes is something Robert feels strongly about. He is a Governor of the South central Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust and current chairman of Wendover Parish Council so his support for Wendover Celebrates! and Emma and the team is without question. In 2012 one of his main responsibilities was the magnificent Parade, and he would like to better that this time. If you’d like to take part in the 2014 parade, please contact for full details.

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David Honeyball was recruited as a director of Wendover Celebrates! in late 2013, having cut his teeth with fork and tongs manning the barbecue at the first Wendover Celebrates event. This year he is responsible for two of his loves – food and drink! As Club Welfare Officer for Wendover Cricket Club he thanks the committee and members of the club for supporting Wendover Celebrates again. Wendover Celebrates is only possible thanks to all the volunteers who get involved on the day. If you are able to help us at this year’s event please email and we’ll be in touch.

I feel very honoured to be involved in such a big event. Last time I was a Committee Member, which seemed full on, but now as a Director it is very stressful and many hours of hard work go into it, but I know when the day comes it will all be worth it. I grew up in Wendover and I’m bringing up my children here, too. I feel it’s definitely a place to celebrate. It’s amazing what we can create with the support of the community and local businesses and I can't explain how grateful we are to those who support us. It’s great that there are more tickets for the evening event this year: .

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Matters Arising May 2014

View From The Chair

Dolly Saville Freeman of Wendover

As we near the end of the Parish Year I would like to thank all staff and Councillors for their support and help, not forgetting the two Councillors who resigned. We have achieved many positive things over the last year and one of the best was the appointment of our clerk, Charlotte. I would like to publicly thank her for all her hard work and endeavour.

Dolly is the first person ever to be given the status of Freeman of Wendover and everyone, Councillors and staff, would like to congratulate her on reaching her 100th birthday. Dolly was presented with the “Key of Wendover”, which was lovingly made by our Chairman, during her Birthday Celebrations on Saturday 19 April. We were pleased to put out the flags for the wonderful celebrations. Happy Birthday Dolly!

The Clock Tower repairs are underway and the plan is for all works to be complete by Wendover Celebrates! on 25 May. Many congratulations to Dolly Saville. I hope that Dolly enjoys her day as much as everybody has enjoyed preparing for her very special celebration. Car parking is still high on the agenda. Constructive discussions have been taking place with AVDC and will continue. Plans for commemorating WW1 are also underway. An open meeting will take place on 30 April and as soon as plans have been firmed up they will be published. The Parish Council has decided on the points it wishes to emphasise for the Petition against the HS2 Hybrid Bill currently going through Parliament. Discussions continue with the Wendover Society, Halton PC and Action Against HS2, the Petition will be submitted shortly. Robert Duggan, Chairman

Next Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 6 May, 7.45pm St Anne’s Hall

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Councillor Co-option We still need another Councillor but unfortunately the two people who did not win the election have not put themselves forward for co-option. Everyone has the right to call an election, but should be aware that the cost to the Parish Council was £3487.82. We hope to have more interest from individuals for a co-option in June, currently we only have one candidate. Please consider joining us, we are a dedicated group of local people working for the Community.

Local Produce Market Manor Waste 9am to 1pm Saturday 17 May Clock Tower Progress Now that the scaffolding is erected the builders and conservation experts have been able to thoroughly inspect the damaged structure for the first time and the news is good. Much of the damage can be repaired using tried and tested methods that don’t require the drastic dismantling that was, at first, thought necessary. This means that the project will proceed to schedule and that budget over-runs should be avoided. In fact we might find a small saving results from this new approach. There was a concern that we may have bats in the belfry which could have delayed the start of the work, but that has proved to be unfounded. The Clerk has now relocated to a small office above Twist, should you need to visit please telephone first and make an appointment. The phone number is the same. The CIO office has relocated to the Library.

Defibrillators Councillor co-option will take place at the Parish Council Meeting in the Library Room on Monday 2 June at 7.30pm

There are a number of defibs already in Wendover apart from the two being installed at each end of the High Street. If you know of any please tell us their location so we can produce an up-to-date list.

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With the allotment year just beginning now is an ideal time to get started! Three allotments have become available, please contact the Clerk’s office if you are interested.

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