January 2015 Wendover News

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January 2015

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

HAPPY NEW YEAR from all at Wendover News

The views expressed by contributors are their own and not necessarily the views of the editor. contributions for February 2015 before

Monday 19 January

Thank You Wendover Parish Council Online Raffle

Wendover Parish Council organised a great Wendover Arm Trust is celebrating its night out for all the family at the Christmas 25th anniversary in 2015. Although it is Celebration on Wednesday 3 December. The preoccupied with a form of transport which came to Wendover in evening featured characters the eighteenth century, it is from Frozen, the Ugly completely twenty first century Sisters from the Aylesbury with its online raffle, see page 4. Waterside Theatre pantomime Cinderella and Wendover Round On Screen Table contacted Father Wendover Community Library Christmas for a brief visit. has made a big investment Wendover Parish Council so that users of the Library also organised the lights in Room can benefit from modern central Wendover this year. technology. Film enthusiasts will be delighted to hear that On Screen @WendoverLibrary New New New will be offering screenings on We can look forward to the third Friday of the month in several new initiatives in Wendover Library Room. More Wendover during 2015. details in February edition. Why not pop along and see if they might interest you?

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Another defibrillator

Community Orchard

A big Thank You to Wendover Tennis This project has been a little while maturing and Squash Club for installing another but has now started. Visit the saplings in Rope defibrillator in Wendover. Thank You, too, Walk Meadow, see page 32, and look forward to all who have completed defibrillator training, see page 28. to more information as the year proceeds.

RAF Flypast

Tuesday 20 January at 1.30pm

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

ANTIQUES AT . . . WENDOVER January Mystery Object at the Antiques Centre

£10 Gift voucher for the winner November’s item was a Rockery Scraper Open 7 Days a week Customer Car Park THE OLD POST OFFICE, 25 HIGH STREET, WENDOVER 01296 625335 www.antiquesatwendover.co.uk



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Wendover News is produced by: Jane Larkham - Editor Jackie Brown - Assistant Editor Wynne Byford - Graphics Carole Low - Accounts Please recycle your Wendover News if you are able to. Thanks. Printed in the UK by The Magazine Printing Company using only paper from FSC/PEFC suppliers www.magprint.co.uk

Events Online Learning at Wendover Library you get started with training on our Library Tue 6 Jan, 2 & 3.15pm, Wendover Library Computers and internet can seem daunting if you’ve never been online before, or if you don’t have the skills you need to do what you want with them.

computers and to follow a series of training that you can do at your own speed.

3:15 - 4:30 – ‘eGadget’ sessions in the Library Meeting Room. Bring your own Laptop, Mobile or Tablet and we can help You may have the basic skills, but using your you get online using the Library’s recently laptop, mobile or tablet might be proving a introduced wi-fi system. We plan to allocate frustrating challenge, particularly as many approx. 15 minutes per person. companies (e.g. airlines requiring online ADVANCE BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. PLEASE check-in) and government departments (tax REGISTER FOR YOUR SESSION ASAP AT THE discs, proof of job-seeking online etc.) are LIBRARY. encouraging us to do it all online. OR If you or someone you know are interested You may have the skills but know someone in attending but cannot make 6 January who needs the help more than you do! please register your interest also at the Library. We hope to make these sessions a Wendover Community Library is running a series regular feature but as always it will depend of FREE sessions that will help you get started. on take-up. See Library ad page 3. We kick off on Tuesday 6 January, holding January Quiz two sessions at the Library as follows: 2:00 to 3:00 Learn my Way for complete Thu 8 Jan , 10.30-11.30, Wendover Library beginners. We have room for 8 people who Join Alan Myers for January’s Tea & Talk need to understand the basics. We will help instalment. See Library ad page 3.

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Events Fun Fridays

January Loyalty Card Offers

Fri 9 Jan, 2-3pm, Wendover Library Monthly craft sessions for 2-5 year olds. Please book at the Library.

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

Cycle Rides!

Sun 11 Jan, 9.30am, Butlers Cross crossroads Easy Paced cycle ride. Circular route led by Myrsini with refreshments at Orchard View Farm, Little Meadle. Any bike will do as long as it’s roadworthy. Website: www.southbuckscycling.org.uk. Find Aylesbury CTC on Facebook. Also: Sunday 25 January - Easy Paced cycle ride starting at Aylesbury Aqua Vale, Park Street, Aylesbury HP20 1DX at 9.30am. Circular route led by David of about 30 miles with refreshments at Meads Farm, Wilstone. Other upcoming dates: Sunday 8 February, Sunday 22 February, Sunday 8 March, Sunday 22 March.

Mindfulness meditation course

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Costa: 10% discount (cannot be used in conjunction with any Tue 13 Jan, mornings for 8 weeks with Louise Page Mindfulness Meditation teaches about the breath, movement, other offer) loving kindness to self and others. There is plenty of time for group discussion and weekly home practice. See ad p 4.

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Wendover Evening WI

Tue 13 Jan, 7.45pm, St Anne’s Hall This month’s meeting features Pot Luck and Play Reading Group.

James Lyons Catering: A personal chef for the evening, free labour, just cover the cost. Menu created to your preferences and choice of cuisine.

Wendover Carers’ Support Group – For Family Carers

Lady Grey: Half price cake on Sundays, subj to availability 0758419532

Thu 15 Jan, 1-3pm, Wendover Library Room Eat Well and Feel Good Get rid of those extra festive calories! Come and learn how to eat and exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle with a trained exercise and nutrition specialist. There will also be a chance to chat and ask any questions you might have about your caring role. Refreshments provided. There is no charge. If you are a family carer and would like to come along to the group you will be sure of a friendly welcome. Meets every second Thursday of the month. You are welcome to come along on the day. If you require more information please contact: Carers Bucks, Ardenham Court, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8HT. Telephone 0300 777 2722 (calls charged at local rate). Do you require transport to and from the venue? Do you require a sitting service? We can help. www.carersbucks.org Carers Bucks - dedicated to supporting family Carers.

Maria Bray Nutritional Therapist: 10% off for initial appointment, 581561 Perry House Dental Surgery: 20% off bleaching, subject to conditions Simon Carter: 10% off all accessories Spice Garden: £5 off on orders over £25 Village Environment Services: 20% discount on accepted estimate for CCTV drain survey or drain clearance, 07850 635844, ends Jan 2015 Wendover Wood: £18 per hour for support on IT including software, hardware and applications. 01296 623869

WENDOVER COMMUNITY LIBRARY Tuesday 6th January. Online Learning - We Can Help

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2-3pm ‘Learn My Way’ for complete beginners in computers. We are running a course using our Library computers to help you understand the basics about getting online with a series of follow up training modules which you can complete later at your own speed. 3-4pm ‘Egadgets’ in the Library Meeting Room. Bring your own laptop, tablet and mobile and we will help you to get online using our Library Wi-Fi system. It will be necessary to book your place for both these sessions. Thursday 8th January. The Morning Quiz 10.30am Alan Myers (Quiz Master for the Village Quiz) will be running a new quiz in the library. Enter on your own or as part of a team. It will be a fun event.

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Healing Meditation Group Bringing in transforming Archangelic energies and

8 Week Mindfulness Meditation Course starting Jan 13th 2015 Mornings in Wendover FFI holisticlouise@tiscali.co.uk www.beingmystical.co.uk 01296 696285 mob 07742 185 819


Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 15 January 9am-2pm (Trade 8am) Entrance by donation to Charity

Wendover Memorial Hall St Mary the Virgin Weston Turville

Bring & Buy sale of

unwanted Christmas gifts For SWIFT project (accessible toilets, etc) at Church Saturday 17 January, 2pm to 4pm Light Refreshments Enq. Roger, 424982

You are warmly invited to

A Service for Wholeness and Healing

St. Mary’s Church, Wendover Sunday, 18 January – 3pm

The service lasts for about 40minutes See p4 for more details

The Seasons of England An entertainment featuring some of your best-loved poems and songs to express the ever-changing seasons Sunday January 25th at St Marys Church, Wendover Doors open at 4.30 for tea; Show starts at 5pm Tickets £10 at the door; Children Free. See editorial page 5 for details Brought to you by Wendover Choral Society Registered charity number 1107449

Events “Wendover Arm New Year Prize Draw” for consultation at most of our Aylesbury Friday 16 January Celebrations for the Wendover Arm Trust’s 25th year are culminating with a ground breaking on-line fund raising raffle – one of the first in the UK - made possible by close collaboration with Tring-based charity, Golden Giving. www.goldengiving.com/raffle/ newyear For more about WAT, see page 20.

meetings. Come along to see how the Society can help you. www.bucksfhs.org.uk

Travel Impressions Open Day

Sun 18 Jan, 3pm, St Mary’s Church Perhaps, you are suffering from physical or mental scars, trauma or grieving the loss of someone dear to you. You may be about to undergo hospital treatment or perhaps, you care for someone who is suffering.

Bring & Buy Sale

Sat 17 Jan, 2-4pm, St Mary’s Weston Turville Get rid of your unwanted Christmas gifts and help a local charity at the same time. See ad page 4.

Wholeness and Healing at St. Mary’s

Sat 17 Jan, 10am-3pm, HP23 4AF Travel Impressions, the independent travel agency in Tring, are holding an Open Day at their office behind the Costa in Tring. They are inviting people to pop in and chat about their holiday plans over a coffee. Call them If you would value the opportunity to spend on 01442 890265 for more details. time in a sacred place, and to absorb the www.travelimpressions.co.uk. healing love and peace of God, you are warmly invited to attend a time for Wholeness and Family History Talk Healing at St Mary’s Church on Sunday, 18th Sat 17 Jan, 1.45pm for 2pm. Prebendal Farm January, at 3pm. During this short, simple and Community Centre, HP19 7QT very gentle ‘service’, which includes stillness, Illicit And Clandestine Marriages 1700-1900 silence and music, there will also be an Do you suspect that your ancestors were not invitation to receive the ‘laying on of hands’ or, really married? Might their marriage have simply, to sit still and experience God’s loving been bigamous, or within the prohibited presence and touch. degrees, or otherwise invalid? Or have you found a marriage in a parish to which your You do not need to be a church member to ancestors have no known connection? be able to attend. All are welcome. See ad page 4. Leading authority Professor Rebecca Probert will explain the circumstances in Book Club which a marriage would not be lawful and Sat 24 Jan, 10.30am, Wen Christian Centre the consequences for those involved. She Whatever your taste in reading, you will will also look at the extent of bigamy and be welcome at Book Club. There are no set invalidity in past centuries in order to assist books; just an opportunity to talk about what family historians in interpreting their findings. you’ve enjoyed and to hear other people’s recommendations. We meet at Wendover Non-members very welcome. A small donation Christian Centre for about an hour and is appreciated. Free help available - our there’s always the possibility of enjoying a Names Database and libraries are available piece of cake with your cup of coffee or tea.

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Events Tue 20 Jan, 7.45pm, Great Miss Mem Ctre Scottish Wildcats. Please contact Keith Fensom on gk.together@yahoo.co.uk for more information. See article page 10.

Family Film Evening

Sat 24 Jan, 6.30pm, Wen Christian Centre Get ready for the adventures of Rapunzel at this month’s family film showing of Disney’s ‘Tangled’. We begin at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start at Wendover Christian Centre on Saturday 24th January. As always, a welcome awaits you with free entry, popcorn and ice cream in the interval.

The Seasons of England.

Sun 25 Jan, 4.30pm, St Mary’s Church An Entertainment. In these dark days of Winter this little entertainment is guaranteed to lift the spirits and will express the changing seasons in some of your favourite poems and songs. The piece will feature 6 very highly regarded professionals all of whom have careers in Classical Singing, Acting, West End Musicals, TV, Radio and concert stage. Not only high quality performers but also friends and colleagues of 30 years, the 6 performers have the added bonus of being 3 married couples! You are invited to take tea and cakes beforehand. The show should last about an hour and doors will open at 4.30pm for tea. All tickets can be bought at the door and cost £10. Children Free.

Weston Turville Historical Society

Fri 30 Jan, 8pm, Weston Turville Village Hall Morning Coffee, Afternoon Tea with speaker Professor Sandy Primrose. Entrance - £2 members, £3 visitors, Website - www.WTHSoc. org.uk Contact - secretary@WTHSoc.org.uk

BBOWT Working Party at Ragpits

Sat 31 Jan, 10.00, Ragpits, St Leonard’s Rd See article page 10.

Gemstone Midnight Walk Launch!

Sat 31 Jan, Friars Square Shopping Centre The Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity’s Gemstone Midnight Walk will return on Saturday 11 July – and ladies thinking about taking on the annual walking challenge can receive an “early bunny” offer of £13 per person on registration if you sign up in January at either the official launch on Saturday 31 January, Friars Square Shopping Centre, Aylesbury, or online on the day at www.gemstonewalk.co.uk This is the sixth walking challenge event, which invites ladies to join together for a fun, night-time walking challenge across Aylesbury, setting off at Midnight. Last year over 600 ladies put their foot power to the test; helping to raise over £60,000 towards the Florence Nightingale Hospice and its essential palliative care services – both inpatient and at-home. For more information about Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity, visit www.fnhospice.org.uk.

So shake off those Winter blues and join us in looking forward to those first snowdrops. If Winter comes can Spring be far behind? See ad page 4.

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CDRS Quiz Night

Sat 31 Jan, 7.30pm, Ashley Green Mem Hall HP5 3PN Teams of 6. £12 per person. Bring your own drink and glasses. Contact:cdrsevents@aol. com/01296 623885.

and in February...

• Watch out for Harry Potter Night at the Wendover Community Library! • On Screen @Wendover Library, the new local film club, starts, too! • HATS Panto! 5-8 Feb, RAF Halton Theatre “Following on from the success of the WW1 show ‘Pack Up Your Troubles’ Halton Amateur Theatrical Society (HATS) has their

annual pantomime on in February 2015 (see advert for more details or ring 01296 586582). This year’s offering is snappily named ‘Help, I’m a Celebrity Pantomime Dame, Get Me Out of Here’. The action is set in Pantoland, several years after the goodies have won over their respective baddies and several well known panto characters get together to fight off the evil queen and her dotty sidekick, the wicked stepmother. The queen banishes the goodies off to the jungle where challenges and trials await them ... just who wins out; you will have to come to find out”. See ad page 2.

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HS2 HS2 Update

As you are probably aware, there are two alternative proposals for a fully bored tunnel through the Chilterns AONB – one is the T2 tunnel proposal from Chiltern Ridges Action Group (CRAG) which proposes a fully bored tunnel following the route proposed by HS2 Ltd. with a portal north of Wendover. The other is the Chiltern District Council (CDC) green route proposal. CDC having received some feedback from HS2 Ltd are in the process of updating their proposal for a long tunnel through the Chilterns now called the Chiltern Long Tunnel (CLT). Exact details of the tunnel and where the northern portal and vents will be located will be released by the end of the year and should be on the CDC web site. However, we believe the route will be closer to the HS2 route, having a portal aligned with the middle Wendover bypass roundabout and will be compatible with having a maintenance loop at Stoke Mandeville. It is supported by BCC, AVDC and the Chilterns Conservation Board. Well worth looking out for if you are petitioning.

The select committee has continued to sit and hear petitions. While not giving instant answers they do after a number have been heard do issue their decisions. On 26 November they announced:

and they get to be heard. Counsel for HS2 have stated that the first version of a register of Undertakings and Assurances would be published on line by the end of the year. This will be interesting to read to see what they have offered to other petitioners further up - They rejected a tunnel for Birmingham as the line. proposed by British Car Auctions - They accepted HS2 Ltd’s offer to prepare a At the start of December, Bucks County paper on the property bond proposal Council held a number of very useful - They deferred a decision on agricultural workshops on preparing and presenting land take but suggested HS2 Ltd should work evidence for the select committee. They up a license model. have been very useful and copies of the documents provided have been lodged with One point that that emerged is that on the information hub. BCC are planning to 27 October the chairman of the Select hold some drop in sessions in the New Year. Committee announced that they are: ‘..very We hope to hold some workshops to help keen to see petitions in groups according Wendover petitioners. to their locality where possible for them to appoint a lead petitioner to handle The POP group are continuing to focus on the local evidence which will help local admissible issues to avoid repetition.’ petitioners. See also Matters Arising. We believe petitioners should put their personal perspective on the points they Best wishes for 2015. wish to raise to ensure there is no repetition Brian Thompson

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On 19 January 1915 Germany made its first Zeppelin raid on Britain. Bombs were dropped on King’s Lynn and Great Yarmouth and five people were killed. War at sea gathered momentum. German submarines sank the British SS Durward off the coast of Holland and four British merchant ships were sunk off the Lancashire coast. A naval battle took place off the Dogger Bank and both the British and the German fleets claimed a victory. On land, Russia had several battles against Turkish troops and heavy fighting continued on the Western Front. Wendover was not without incident. Mr F. J. Mead, recently employed by the Parish Council as an assistant overseer, had falsified the rate collection accounts using “two rate receipt books” one of which was “fictitious”. By collecting, but not recording, a number of rates, Mr Mead had absconded with a sum of £873. 9.1. The Parish Council noted that Mr Mead’s “whereabouts are not known”.

By kind permission of the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies FROM THE LEFT: FRONT ROW. A Molyneux, W Brackley, T Edwards, A Woodward, F Philbey, W Smith, H Eggleton, H Benning. SECOND ROW. T Tomlin, J Gilham, W Brazier, Capt. Black, Lt. Cameron, W Pullein, T Carter, A Procter, - Benning. THIRD ROW STANDING. H West, F Chapman, H Goodwin, T Eldridge, F Purrsell, Mr Grey-Robins, E Buggey, Mr Stevens, B How, (name unknown), J Jeffreys, W Pickup. BACK ROW W Deering, W Flitney, A Thorne, B West, T Ratcliffe, J Benning, W Dorrel, A Rance. The “Specials” are pictured outside the Corner House Hotel which at the time had a large garden. The hotel was managed by Mr Pullein, late Superintendent of the private dining rooms at the House of Commons.

The Wendover Parish Magazine recorded the death of Mr F. How a well-known local butcher whose family had traded on the High Street for over 100 years. Mr How died “as the result of his devotion to his duty as a special constable. Though far from well, he declined to warn the sergeant of the squad that he was not fit for duty, and in order that he might do his full share of special constabulary work he performed the long patrol to Wendover Dean on a very wild and wet night. As a result he caught a severe chill from which he never properly recovered. He passed away in his sleep”.

village they were instructed to phone the War Office in London if they observed any aircraft. They were to report on the approximate speed and the direction in which the aircraft was travelling. Should Wendover be invaded the “Specials” had various duties to remove or destroy anything that might be of use to the enemy. They were to remove cattle and horses and slaughter those that had to be left behind. All motor cars and cycles were to be removed or destroyed and food and fodder were to be burned. Petrol and oil were to be run to waste. Tools and any explosives were also to be destroyed.

Mr How was one of Wendover’s thirty-five special constables. Each “Special” was issued with a night stick, whistle, badge, armband and warrant card. In addition to patrolling the

Major changes were taking place at Halton Camp. The Bucks Herald of 23 January reported: “ Leaving Wendover one immediately gains some idea of the

How’s butcher’s shop circa 1912, courtesy of English Heritage 8

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magnitude of the work...Extending over 200 acres of the estate are buildings of every description. The tents have all been removed, in their stead huts are being erected...At the turn to Halton village is a large building containing the electric light plant and other buildings house the headquarters staff and the post office; whilst a few yards further along in the direction of Wendover is a theatre in which a variety entertainments and a cinematograph show will enable troops to pass away their leisure hours pleasantly...What the future has in store for Halton is problematical...a fervent hope is cherished that eventually Halton will once again be restored to its pristine beauty and attractiveness”. Val Moir & Mike Senior

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Tom Hill Represents John Colet from Belgium with whom he walked arm in arm to lay a wreath on the memorial which School for Belgian Remembrance On Remembrance Sunday, Year 13 John Colet student Tom Hill had the opportunity to take part in a ceremony that commemorated lives lost at Flanders Fields during WW1 with their Belgian partner school in London. A project created by the government of Flanders, took soil from each of the British graveyards in Belgium to create a memorial garden to fallen in London. Tom was one of only 60 British students who were invited to take part in this rare opportunity. He travelled to Whitehall in London, where he was able to view the Guards Museum which gave an insight to the history of conflict the British experienced from the 1600’s to current conflict in places such as Iraq. As well as British students, there were also Flemish and French school students who paid their respects by laying wreaths, reading war poetry and playing the bugle and violin. Tom was twinned with a student

was comprised of soil from Flanders itself. Veterans from both Britain and Belgium explained how there are still thousands of men and boys laying in Flanders, who don’t have as much recognition for their bravery and valour due to the fact their bodies were never found. The ages of the soldiers made Tom realise how it would have been if he was 17 between 1914 and 1918. He realised he would have fought on the front like many of the brave soldiers. This occasion really reflected on the scale of WW1 and how broadly it impacted many nations. Tom was very pleased and proud to have had the opportunity to be part of such a ceremony.

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Changes in the Chilterns Group

The Chilterns Group of BBOWT runs events, raises funds and supports volunteering in midBucks. After ten years as leader, Richard Birch is passing the baton to new chairman Keith Fensom, active local conservation worker, event volunteer and Weston Turville resident. Wendover’s Steve Hawkins will take on the job of organising talks for the Group while another Wendover resident, Gill Cornelius, continues to create a programme of walks and field trips.

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in 2015 will be to keep our walks, talks, events and conservation involvement growing, helped by the same enthusiastic team that I’ve enjoyed working with.”

Richard will stay on the active list helping with the BBOWT Chilterns Newsletter, assisting at events and enjoying getting his hands dirty on local work “I swopped a career travelling the world for a parties, the reason he joined the Wildlife Trust voluntary job in my own backyard,” says Richard. in the first place… “I’ve had a lot of fun making new friends and In the last twelve months the Chilterns Group learning new skills, with terrific support from has raised over £2500 for Trust appeals and our Bucks office at College Lake. Keith’s priority organised eighteen events. Would you like to help us or take part in an activity? We have an evening talk on ‘Scottish Wild Cats’ at Gt All aspects of landscape construction Missenden Memorial Centre at 7.45pm on For a free quote please contact Andy Tuesday 20 January and a work party at Aston Clinton Ragpits reserve at 10.00am on Saturday 07841976262 31 January. Interested? Please contact Keith Fensom on gk.together@yahoo.co.uk for more www.aslandscape.uk information. Outgoing Chairman Richard Birch

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There is still, in this day and age of image and supposed style holding sway over real talent, a fair bit of original and innovative music about, if you look for it. A talented duo from the Herts and Bucks borders are just that, Joanna Mundy and stepfather Kit Judd-Gratrix. Their synthesiser based music is a haunting, yet melodic mix of beautifully crafted soundscapes.

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Biggest Loser 2015

The Biggest Loser is back in 2015! At Rennie Grove Hospice Care, we’re offering 30 local people the chance to make a true lifestyle change by joining our Biggest Loser team. The Biggest Loser is an 18 week health and well-being programme, starting in January 2015. The chosen 30 people will have the opportunity to transform themselves with access to gym facilities, exercise classes, personal trainers and nutritional advice, in return for raising sponsorship to support Rennie Grove and the services we provide.

They came together as a musical partnership around a year ago, Kit having a lifetime of musical experience behind him, but still young enough to have plenty more in front of him. For Jo, with less experience, but a wealth of innovative ideas, this is really her first serious project, though she also has a background in music and singing. They have How can I apply for a place? recently produced their first collection of If you’d like to be considered for a place on the soundscapes, five very different CDs that Biggest Loser 2015 programme, find out more make up their Radiance Collection. and download an application form from www. You can find their music at various outlets, renniegrove.org/biggestloser. The deadline as well as at soundcloud, www.soundcloud. for applications is Monday 12 January 2015.


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The Old Plow at Speen has run its annual Christmas Community Campaign in aid of another local charity. Last year, it was The Horse Trust in Slad Lane, Speen. This year’s drive was in aid of the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People based at The Grange, Saunderton, and its aim was to deliver a Santa sack full of doggy chews to all the dogs based at Saunderton and Yorkshire through its FACEBOOK and TWITTER page for every like/follow of their page another highly prized chew was added to the sack! The campaign was very successful with lots of people involved, including Old Plow customers and their Facebook and Twitter followers. Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a national charity and centre of excellence in training hearing dogs to alert deaf people to everyday household sounds and danger signals in the home, work place and public buildings. There are currently over 850 working partnerships in

the country, including 27 child partnerships. Hearing Dogs have their own breeding scheme and adopt puppies from breeders to train. The Old Plow owners Olivia and Malcolm Cowan say their on-going success lies in combining their special skill in seafood and French inspired dishes with excellent service and the cosy, intimate atmosphere that a small period country house with exposed oak

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beams and an open fireplace creates. In the summer months there is the option to dine al fresco on the patio with the magnificent view of the Buckinghamshire countryside. The Old Plow is also proud to be involved in the local community, via fund-raising efforts for the local school, the Horse Trust, Speen Festival and the local playgroup. Olivia and Malcolm are living their greatest ambition: “Our secret in harvesting success for 26 years lies in loving what we are doing and the position we are in within the area. We are very proud to be able to support Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and hoping to keep contributing to the local community. We would like to say thank you to everyone who helped us to donate the doggy chews to our friends at the centre. If anybody would like to directly donate to Hearing Dogs for Deaf People or is interested in helping to raise money for the charity , please visit their website at www.hearingdogs.org.uk or call 01844 348100.”

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Let The Chilterns Sing

St Mary’s Church, Wendover was filled to capacity for Wendover and District Rotary Club’s sell out third Let The Chilterns Sing Winter Wonderland Concert. This year’s concert showcased local talent and the audience were treated to fine performances from the Great Missenden Gateway School Choir and the Military Wives Choir, Halton both under the direction of Rebecca Izzard; Aylesbury Concert Band conducted

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Abbey Concert Heralds the Start of the Christmas Season

Fiona Firth’s Pop Up Choir and Voice Band started Christmas with style and sparkle on Sunday 30 November at Great Missenden Abbey. Held to mark the start of Advent, the packed audience enjoyed a range of joyful and uplifting pieces from a lively Bach kantate to Grieg’s tender Ave Maris Stella and a jubilant

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Christmas medley from the children’s Voice Band choir. With readings and a fantastic solo, Bach’s Grosser Herr, from professional bass singer, Martin Robson, everyone then joined in to sing White Christmas and Winter Wonderland. Topped off with mince pies and mulled wine, what more could you want to start the festive season? To find out more about Fiona’s choirs for every age, voice and experience, please go to the website www.singers4all.com. You will also find details of the next concert on 4 July 2015! Tel: 01296 393932 or go to our website for a free quote

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To apply for a grant, please write to or email the Clerk, Mrs Glenys Newman, giving as much information as possible and including your name, address, contact telephone number and email address if you have one. Organisations should enclose a copy of their audited accounts.

Wendover Swimming Pool is operated by Wendover Swimming CIO, which is an incorporated charity formed for that purpose. As such, Wendover Swimming CIO has taken over the work previously done by WSA to arrange swimming at the pool. Therefore, the members of WSA resolved on 9 December 2013 that WSA should pass all of its records and assets to Wendover Swimming CIO and then close down, when it was appropriate to do so. This has now been done.

The Trustees will meet in 2015 on 29 April to consider applications from individuals and organisations from within the parish of Wendover and the Moor Park Estate at this, their 37th Annual Meeting. For information about the Trust please see our website: www.wendovertrust.org.

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This year’s Hospice Care Week focussed on ‘Hospice Care, Everywhere’ in a bid to plug that awareness gap. More research is underway and the hospice care organisations will consider the results to see how they can raise the profile of the care (in all its various forms) provided for patients and their families. The collaborative survey has been made possible by the generous support of The Graham Rowlandson Foundation which is based in Hertfordshire. The other hospices involved in the research are: Peace Hospice Care, Keech Hospice Care, Garden House Hospice, Isabel Hospice and the Hospice of St Francis.

Bucks Open Studios Calls for Local Artistic Talent for 30th Year Bucks Open Studios, the largest visual arts event in Buckinghamshire and one of the biggest in the country, is on the hunt for local artists and makers to help celebrate the annual event’s 30th year in June 2015. Taking place from 6-21 June 2015, Bucks

Open Studios showcases an array of over 500 local artists and makers, from passionate hobbyists to artists with international reputations who open up their studios to the public for a dazzling line-up of free demonstrations, hands-on workshops and exhibitions. Talent on show in previous years includes painters, ceramicists, glass workers, basket weavers, metal workers, wood turners, jewellery makers, book makers, photographers, print makers and silk makers and organisers are hoping to make the 2015 event the biggest yet. Bob and Ann Marshall, the Joint Chairs of Bucks Open Studios said “We are delighted to announce that 2015 will be our 30th year and we would love to see as many local artists and makers taking part as we possibly can. We are looking for creative people who would like to open up their studio or workshop to the public or to join an existing group to help showcase the fantastic work in the county. The event has grown in

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members of the Visual Images Group, a network of over 600 members. Individual membership to the Visual Images Group starts at £22 plus an additional charge to participate in Bucks Open Studios– see the website for further information. To find out Bob and Ann continued “It doesn’t matter more about Bucks Open Studios 2015 and if you’re an amateur and you’ve just started how to join please visit the website www. your creative journey, or if you’ve been bucksopenstudios.org.uk. creating art all your life, we would love to hear from you. Joining Bucks Open Studios is a great way to show your skills and work to the public as well as networking with 600 like-minded creative people in the area.” The deadline for entries to Bucks Open Studios 2015 is 31st January 2015. To get involved please visit the website www. bucksopenstudios.org.uk or contact the Visual Images Group Co-ordinator, Trisha, by emailing admin@bucksopenstudios.org.uk or calling 01296 614283.

A Fishy Tale

From nowhere, a rumour has been circulating that our long established Wendover Plaice is to close. Milorad Dragicevic, the manager, would like to reassure all past, present and future customers that the business is flourishing and the nine other members of staff are ready to welcome you and your order for all the standard fare: fish, chips, All artists and makers wishing to participate pies, sausages, peas etc at the usual venue in Bucks Open Studios must first become 53 Tring Road, HP22 6NU, tel 01296 623715.

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Canals on Prescription Weston Turville and Halton community to walk more in order to benefit their health. The new walk is now accessible to more people, it is on the flat which will help people with heart and lung conditions and the beauty and proximity to water and nature will help Dr Philippa Moreton made the donation to everyone’s sense of wellbeing, particularly the Canal & River Trust to mark her retirement those with mental health problems. And the and encourage more people to explore the best part is it’s free. nation’s waterways and walk themselves to better health and improved wellbeing. A GP in Buckinghamshire has made a generous donation to improve a local waterside walk which her practice, Wendover Health Centre, is ‘prescribing’ to help patients lower their blood pressure, fight depression and combat chronic lung conditions.

The donation has improved the path around the picturesque Weston Turville Reservoir near Aylesbury so that the walking route can be more easily enjoyed by local people. Dr Moreton comments: “Everyone knows that regular exercise is key to living a happy and healthy life but there is also evidence that shows that being by a ‘blue space’ can improve our general sense of wellbeing and reduce stress.

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minutes five times a week can help a whole range of patients with long term conditions.“ James Clifton, from the Canal & River Trust, said: “Historically doctors would prescribe ‘sea air’ to patients with all kinds of ailments because they recognised the benefits of being out and about and beside water. Today half the population lives near one of our canals or rivers and it’s great that Dr Moreton has made a personal donation to the Trust and is working with us to encourage people to discover walking besides their local canal or river.” The project to resurface the path was also funded by the Aylesbury Vale Community Chest, the Buckinghamshire Community Foundation and Wendover Parish Council. The work was carried out by a number of local groups and volunteers, together with recruits from RAF Halton and offenders from the Thames Valley Rehabilitation Company.

To find out what there is to do along your local “I have made this donation to the waterways, “Walking is a very good form of exercise stretch of canal, visit www.canalrivertrust. as a way to encourage all the Wendover, and there is evidence that walking for thirty org.uk.

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Following the untimely death of their previous Chairman, Paul Leech, the Trust has now found a potential new Chairman but is seeking the services of a Vice Chairman in order to assist generally in furthering the restoration of this delightful canal. Council meetings are held eleven times a year. No physical activity is involved unless desired.

extremely popular, have been fixed for Sunday 7 June and 6 September 2015. Do make a note in your diary! If you are interested in the Vice Chairman position please telephone Nigel Williams, Publicity Director, on 01844 353927.

Scouts Going to Iceland

There is a small group of Wendover Explorer Scouts fundraising for the Expedition to Iceland in August 2015. If you require your car washing, garden services e.g fallen leaves cleaning or any old jobs doing, please contact them! E-mail- expeditiontoiceland@gmail.com The vacancy does not require any particular Phone numbers- Mel on 07546550540 or Sue knowledge of canals but a desire to support on 07788744711. the restoration and local contacts would be particularly useful. Once completed there will undoubtedly be some considerable benefits to Wendover both from additional tourists and increased spend in the local shops.

The Trust has now completed re-lining of the canal from Drayton Beauchamp back to Bridge 4a, one of the two new pedestrian bridges already in place, and hopes to rewater a further section early in 2015. Two Restoration Open Days, which have proved

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Our final night of this term was film night. We FRANK FENNELL took the Scouts and Explorers to Cineworld PLUMBING & HEATING at High Wycombe where we had hired the Bathrooms, Ensuites, Cloakrooms, Showers, exclusive use of a screen for a premiere Water Softeners, C/Heating, Power Flushing screening of “Night at the Museum 3” ahead No job too small of the rest of the country. 07967 638527 01296 620629 Andrew Inkley, Scout Leader The Scouts working for the Mechanics badge francoffennell@gmail.com www.1stwendoverscouts.co.uk have been through basic car maintenance and learnt how to change a tyre with a member of Kwik Fit fleet. We have also Wendover Toddlers had a RAC patrol man to talk about his job Wendover Toddlers would like to thank Tesco and the different breakdowns he has to Express for continued support, plus Pretty deal with. The Basic Aviation group has Nails, Christopher Pallet, The Dandy Kid and Wendover based visited the flying club at RAF Halton and JellyBabies music for the generous donations had a go with the flight simulator and learnt to our Halloween Fundraiser raffle, along Single Items about different parts of the plane. They with some other fantastic prizes from Mead House Clearance have designed air fields and had a paper Open Farm, Whizz Kidz and our stall holders. Fully Insured aeroplane building competition. The Chef It raised £249.56. If you would be interested Eco LPG Mercedes group have made cakes, been on a store tour in helping, please speak to a committee of Waitrose, made sausages & cooked a two member or email wendovertoddlers@gmail. David course meal. The Craft badge group have com for details of what’s involved; the help is vital for us to be able to run the sessions: made tile mosaics and soap carvings and on 07794 268575 the final night a local wood turner came in every term time Monday, 1.30 – 3pm in 01296 696352 and demonstrated his skills and showed the Wendover Memorial Hall, your first session david@cooleprojects.com Scouts how to do some basic wood turning. is free. The Scouts over the past half term have been working on different activity badges - we have covered Crafts, Chef, Mechanic, Basic Aviation and Swimmer.

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who have been kind enough to offer grant aid. The Lionel Abel-Smith Trust has been particularly generous, as have Bucks Community Foundation, Lloyds Bank, and The Game Club. We’ve also had tremendous support and guidance from Wendover Parish Council. With this help, we’ve been able to start to mend, improve and maintain some of the infrastructure of the pool. But, there’s still much to do. At the time Since then, we’ve gone from strength to of writing, we’ve finally been able to come strength. Wendover Swimming Pool is now used seven days a week - by both the John Colet School and Wendover Junior School, by swimming schools offering lessons to adults and children, and for public swimming. Nearly two years ago, John Colet School confirmed their plans to close Wendover’s swimming pool - of which they were custodians at the time. Wendover Swimming Association - which was then facilitating swimming for its members - was transformed into a formal organisation able to take on and operate the pool - and save it from closure.

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Club Corner we continue to operate the pool under the terms of a management agreement with the John Colet School - where all operational and maintenance costs are borne by Wendover Swimming, but where we retain all the revenue we are able to generate. Wendover Swimming Pool has got off to a great new start. We’re proud of everything that we’ve already achieved, and there are some exciting things planned for 2015. If you want to be part of something fantastic, then why not become a volunteer? We’ll give you full training if required. If you can’t do that, then show your support by becoming a member, and by swimming at the pool. As a bonus, you get a fit and healthy start to the New Year! For more information, check www.wendoverswimmingpool.co.uk.

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Wendover Cricket Club 50/50

Wendover Cricket Club’s annual 50/50 Auction followed its usual pattern - preloved items were collected then recycled back into the community during the auction on 15 November, to the benefit of both the seller and the Club. Bacon rolls, homemade cake, tea and coffee kept everyone going all day. It continues to be a great community event that has been running annually for over 40 years. 330 lots went under the hammer and a record sum of about £2,200 was raised, of which an impressive £800 came from donated items. The top-selling items were a leather chaise longue fetching £110, a copper & enamelled mirror £100, whilst 10 lots of pine furniture made £300. Our thanks to everyone who supported it. Cricket planning is in hand for 2015 with indoor training during the winter and then outdoors from April.

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NEWS FROM WENDOVER HEALTH CENTRE - 01296 623452 Changes to Our Usual Opening Hours complete the FFT on our website (www. attacks of shingles. It is currently We will be closed on Thursday 1 January; on Wednesday 21 January we close at 1pm for staff training.

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We are open every Saturday, except bank holiday weekends, from 8:1511:00am for booked appointments and over the counter business at Reception. Our dispensary is open from 9:00-11:00am. On Saturdays we are not open for emergencies.

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The FFT supports the fundamental principle that people who use NHS services should have the opportunity to provide feedback on their experience. It provides a mechanism to highlight both good and poor patient experience, and gives the chance to make recommendations about changes you would like to see in your care. It has been in use in hospitals for some time and has now been extended to general practice. After your visit to the Health Centre please take a minute to 24

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Are you keen to provide regular feedback on the services we offer and to make suggestions for changes to the way we offer our services? If so, please consider joining our patient participation group. We are looking for new members, especially young people and working age adults. Most of the work of the group involves responding to e-mail queries about specific services we offer, so your time commitment can be very flexible. If you are interested please complete the form available on our website or from Reception.

Pneumococcal and Shingles Vaccine

Pneumococcal vaccine provides immunity against the commonest type of pneumonia in the community. It is given as a single vaccine, and is available to all adults age 65 years and over. Shingles vaccine helps prevent

available for all patients who were aged 70, 78 or 79 on 1st September 2014, and is given as a single dose. If you are eligible and wish to receive either of these vaccines please make an appointment at Reception.

CQC Intelligent Monitoring Report

We are pleased that the Care Quality Commission’s “intelligent monitoring” of GP practices, based on existing data sources, has ranked Westongrove in band 6 which is the lowest risk category. We expect that our full CQC Inspection Report will be available sometime in 2015.

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If you have a mobile phone and would like to receive text reminders of your appointments at the Health Centre, practice closing dates, when test results are available and key health messages, please complete the MJOG form available on our website or at Reception. Our website is www.westongrove.com.

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RAF Halton First Reservist Graduates with Regulars an incredibly high standard and I can’t wait to Aircraftman Tim Morris, aged 42, from Stourbridge in Worcestershire, has become the first RAF Reservist to graduate with his Regular colleagues at RAF Halton. He graduated with 537 Douglas Intake on 2 December and will join 7644 Public Relations Squadron as a Media Operations Journalist based at RAF Halton.

see what else they’re capable of.”

Cadets from Devon and Somerset looked every inch the professional unit and resisted stiff competition from other Squadrons throughout the UK to win top prizes as Best Band. They also took the trophy for Best Ensemble.

In his civilian life Tim is a free-lance journalist, TV presenter and producer. During his career he has travelled extensively, reported breaking news and interviewed many celebrities, but he has always wanted to join the RAF.

Drum Major, Flight Sergeant Tim Salvidge,17, of 1955 (Wells) Squadron who led the winning band only had time to say : “It was wonderful to win,” before being asked to lead his band to perform their winning routine again in front of He said “when I was 15 there were two things proud parents and visiting VIPs. that I wanted to do more than anything else in the world. The first was to join the Royal Other prizes on the day were presented to Air Force as a pilot, the second was to work Cadet Warrant Officer Sarah Owens,18, from in broadcast. Not long into studying for my A 886 (Ripon) Squadron for Best Solo Bugle. Levels I was offered a period of work experience She was full of enthusiasm for the Air Cadet with a major television production company Organisation, saying: “You get out of it what and at the end of the placement they offered you put in. Go for it.” and added “I never me a job. Of course I took it and I’ve worked really expected to do this, but I’m delighted I in TV ever since, but there’s always been a did.” She has done a lot with the Air Cadets, massive part of me that regretted not joining travelling from her home in Yorkshire to Cyprus the RAF. Consequently, when I heard about the and camps at many UK bases since she joined work of the RAF’s Media Reserves earlier this five years ago. year I had to apply.”

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Across the UK, Air Cadets parade regularly, often supporting events within their local communities. Cadets are expected to demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism and are outstanding ambassadors for the Royal Air Force. The Commandant Air Cadets, Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty said: “It’s very much about developing teamwork”. Describing the wide Aircraftman Tim Morris salutes during the range of activities open to cadets, such as gliding, shooting and adventurous training, graduation parade 2 December 2014 she added: “The world’s their oyster, whatever Air Cadet Bands Wow Carol Vorderman their interest is, they can find it in the Air Cadet Carol Vorderman, Honorary Group Captain of organisation.” the Air Cadets praised proud youngsters from across the country at Royal Air Force Halton 30 November. Competing bands were thrilled to accept accolades from her at the annual Air Cadet National Band Championships. As new Ambassador for the RAF Air Cadets, the TV presenter said: “I couldn’t have been prouder to have had the chance to meet the winners. This is my second week and I’m already bowled over by the Air Cadets’ enthusiasm and skills. The music today was of www.wendovernews.co.uk

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Children In Need Raffle

A big thank you to everyone involved in the Children in Need Raffle on 13th. & 14th. November, especially to Nicola and Mike at No2 Pound Street for allowing us to have it outside and also to those who very generously donated prizes. We raised ÂŁ263. Judy Pasmore

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You Write Esmé’s Allstars

We would like to thank everyone who has bought a raffle ticket, come to The Raj curry nights, Black Tie at The Chequers in Weston Turville, got muddy, bought books from Usbourne, quizzed, eaten cakes, shaved a beard or had your car cleaned. Thank you all from Esmé and us her parents. We managed to achieve one goal of the Tobii Eyegaze computer which was awesome but a tip of our requirement iceberg, www. facebook.com/esmesallstars. This is lifelong fundraising if you’d like to help please contact us esmesallstars@yahoo.com. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Anthony and Abigail Davison-Hoult

Carla Fenn

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Swans Update

I couldn’t believe it, the “old” pair suddenly turned up at the bottom of my garden. They are both looking pretty good; the male in particular looking less battle scarred.They are appearing intermittently now, but I don’t think they venture very far down towards “the Wides”. This was where I last saw the young family although when I last checked, in late November, they were nowhere to be seen. I DEFINITELY want to go back to my “Plan A” and build a platform to be tethered somewhere around the Basin area in the hope that they will be OK if they stick up our end of the canal. Does anyone want to help me? Call me on 01296 622955 if anyone is serious about lending a hand. Sue Hetherington

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The Whitchurch Morris Men’s New Year Another Defibrillator Over the festive season, you may well have been out and about and come across Mummers Plays being performed. The New Year brings in Plough Sunday which is thought to be a very ancient festival and was revived by the Victorians. Traditionally it is celebrated on the first Sunday after Epiphany, which for 2015 falls on 11 January.

Thank you to Wendover Tennis and Squash Club for donating the cost of a defibrillator to Wendover Parish Council. You may have seen it bolted to the outside of the door of their building in Dobbins Lane. This location was chosen so that anyone can have access to the defibrillator, not only people inside the building at the time.

The WMM have been invited to Birmingham on 10 January and start with a dance around the plough outside St Martin’s church in the Bull Ring. The same weekend will also see the annual Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival near Peterborough. See www.strawbear.org.uk for the full programme. Our own planned programme for the year is already well developed with the Woodside Ale on 30 January and the Leicester Ale on 7 February. Thank you to Wendover Parish Council and We’re still looking for new members to join us so Mary Heathcote-Smith of Lady Grey Tea Room if you would like some more information, you can for organising courses meaning that we now contact us at info@whitchurchmorris.org.uk or have 20 people in central Wendover who are visit our website www.whitchurchmorris.org.uk . trained to use the equipment. In an emergency anyone can phone 999 and the operator will Wassail and a Happy New Year. talk you through what to do. Watch out for John King, WMM more training opportunities in 2015.

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Local Face Alice Craft Congratulations to Alice Craft who was elected to the role of Head Girl at Aylesbury High School in June 2014 by other students in her year. 18 year old Alice has lived in Wendover her whole life being born in Stoke Mandeville Hospital and living in Lionel Avenue. As she grew up, Alice attended both John Hampden Infant School and Wendover Church of England Junior School, before moving onto Aylesbury High School. Her A-level studies cover History, Politics, Drama and Film Studies and she hopes to study International History and Politics at the University of Leeds.

Having a broad knowledge of social media, she aimed to bring twitter into the hands of the school and has therefore set up a twitter account for both the History and PE departments.

sisters Emily and Beth, her brother Thomas works in Budgens. Alice also volunteers in the @stmary’s shop as well as attending St Mary’s Church with her parents, Charles and Anne-Marie Craft.

Aylesbury High School has just won an award as the best secondary school in the country for sport. As you would expect, the Head Girl has her own speciality which is Basketball where she has represented the school at national level. Alice plays for Bucks Hornets who also feature at national level.

Last year, year 12, the current year 13, were successful in raising £6,000 for the school’s charity, the Karibuni Trust, a charity which helps educate children in Kibera slum, Nairobi, Kenya.

Passionate about student well being, Alice is interested in increasing pastoral support within the school by using sixth form psychology students as part of a ‘buddy’ system with younger years in the school. Alice was also discussing introducing vertical tutoring to improve relations with year 12 and 13, a system in which the two school years are mixed up.

Alice has also taken part in many events around Wendover, from helping out with Wendover Celebrates to attending the Remembrance service on The Manor Waste where the Head Boy and Head Girl of John Colet School placed the Wreaths on the memorial. In addition to working in the newly established Wendover Point restaurant in the High Street along with her

Along with her deputies Jenna Hail, Laura Wells, Evie Towersey and Cerys King, she has many roles and responsibilities within the school, one of which is organising the Summer Ball for year 13 at Missenden Abbey. They also have some less glamorous roles such as ensuring there are some more water fountains fitted around the school! She looks forward to the year ahead as Head Girl and will embrace her responsibilities, however big or small they may be!

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


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




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

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



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

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

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Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell

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

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Bounce & Rhyme (term time only), Library Room

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

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




Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell



Wheelers & Dealers, Square Dance Club, Wendover Memorial Hall

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




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

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Adult Swimming Classes, Wendover Pool

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Fun Dog Training, Ellesborough Parish Hall




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

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

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Taekwondo for ages 5 and up, Wendover CofE Junior School




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

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

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




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

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Aylesbury Rugby Club Senior Fixtures, Brook End, Weston Turville

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daily until 4 Jan, Polar Bear Trail, Natural History Museum, Tring

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12.00 Mass of Mary, Mother of God, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, HP16 9AA

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14.00 & 15.15 e-Learning Courses, Wendover Community Library, booking required, see p 2

Thu 08

10.30 Tea & Talk - January Quiz, Wendover Community Library, see p 2

Thu 08

10.30 Wendover Twinning Association Monthly Coffee Morning, Red Lion

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11.00 & 14.00 Potato Print Penguins (30 min workshop), Natural History Museum, Tring 14.00 Fun Fridays - Crafts for 2-5 year olds, Wendover Library, please pre-book, see p 3 9.30 Easy Paced Cycle Ride from Butlers Cross - see p 3 for details morning Mindfulness Stress Reduction Course - weekly for 8 weeks, see advert p 4

14.30 Wendover Horticultural Society AGM & “Travels with Alan”, Library Room

Thu 15

20.00 Aylesbury Centre for the National Trust - "James Gilray", Broughton Jr Schl HP19 9GY

Fri 16

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

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Sat 17

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10.00 Sages Monthly Meeting, Wendover Christian Centre

Sat 17

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19.00 Grandparents Association Monthly Meeting, Holiday Inn, Weston Turville

Thu 15

Sat 17

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19.45 Wendover Evening WI - "Pot Luck" & "Play Reading Group", see p 3

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09.00-13.00 Wendover Local Produce Market, Manor Waste 10.15 & 11.00 30-minute visits to the Rothschild Library, Natural History Museum, Tring 10.00-15.00 Open Day at Travel Impressions, HP23 4AF, see p 4

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14.00 Family History Talk: "Illicit And Clandestine Marriages 1700-1900", Comm Ctre HP19 7QW www.bucksfhs.org.uk/ 14.00-16.00 Bring & Buy Sale for SWIFT, St Mary's Weston Turville, see advert p 4 10.00 Wendover Area Walk, 8.5 miles, moderate, from Wendover Woods exit car park

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10.00-14.00 Princes Risborough Farmers' Market, High St Princes Risborough

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15.00 Service for Wholeness & Healing, St Mary's Church Wendover, see advert p 4

Tue 20

10.30 Wendover Area Walk, from Wendover Library car park

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19.45 BBOWT Lecture - "Scottish Wild Cats", Gt Missenden Mem Ctre HP16 9AE, see p 5


Sat 24

10.30 Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre, see p 4

Sat 24

18:30 Family Film Night - “Tangled”, Wendover Christian Centre, see p 5

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16.30 "The Seasons of England", tickets £10 at door, St Mary's Church, Wendover, see advert p 4

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20.00 "Morning Coffee, Afternoon Tea", WT Historical Society, WT Village Hall, see p 5


Sat 31

10.00 Florence Nightingale Gemstone Midnight Walk Launch, Friars Square, see p 5


Sat 31

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19.30 CDRS Quiz, £12 per person, Ashley Green Mem Hall HP5 3PN, see p 6


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Firstly, Happy New Year to all in Wendover.

Wednesday 3 December. The characters from Disney’s film ‘Frozen’ proved particularly popular with the children as did Father Christmas. We will of course now be looking towards next year’s event and where improvements can be made specifically with regards to highways issues. A special thank you to all who organised and supported the event.

2015 will see a lot of activity relating to HS2 and Petitioning. One idea the WPC will be looking at, with Petitioning Organisation Partners (POP - WPC, Wendover Society, Wendover HS2 and Halton PC), is having a series of social gatherings allowing petitioners to get together and discuss Local Produce Market mutual issues. With the possibility that the Manor Waste 9am to 1pm Select Committee will encourage common points to be discussed by collective groups Saturday 17 January these social occasions could prove to be an invaluable way of networking. Watch this Fitness Trail at Hampden Meadow An application is being made to AVDC for space for dates and venues. Robert Duggan, Chairman a grant to install a timber Fitness Trail at Hampden Meadow. We are grateful to Next Parish Council Meeting the fitness companies in the area who are Monday 13 January, 8.00pm helping put together a petition as evidence Library Room showing the interest and need for the Trail in the Village. We hope to schedule in the Well done Old Nickers! works as soon as we know we have been Congratulations to the Old Nickers team successful in our grant application. If you who won the 2014 Wendover Parish Council would like to add your voice to the petition Annual Quiz. A special thank you to quiz then email us to show your support. master Alan Myers who puts in a huge effort to come up with new and interesting Walnut Tree Meadow questions each year as well as to his band of happy scorers and timers. See also page 19. A Community Asset We are delighted to report that AVDC have confirmed that we have been successful Christmas Celebration Evening in nominating Walnut Tree Meadow to be Thank you to everyone who came along listed as an Asset of Community Value. This to the Christmas Celebration Evening on means should AVDC try to sell the Meadow there would be a six week period for relevant

Community Interest Groups (CIGs) to express an interest in purchasing the land. If a group expresses an interest then a further six month period is put in place for the CIG(s) to obtain finance for a bid to be made. The vendor does not have to accept the bid by the CIG but cannot exchange contracts with anyone other than the CIG during the six month period.

Community Orchard

We reported recently on the plans to plant a Community Orchard at Rope Walk Meadow. This was originally intended to be carried out in February 2015. However, we were advised to bring forward these plans in order to give the trees, which are all ‘heritage‘ varieties, the best chance of survival. As a result the trees have been planted and are hopefully doing well. We will be offering the chance for you to ‘adopt a tree’ and will be putting details in the next edition.

Volunteer Drivers STILL Needed

We mentioned last month that the Wendover Community Car scheme urgently requires more volunteer drivers. If you can help please call 01296 317769.

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