March 2015 Wendover News

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March 2015

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

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15 March I Wendover

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

Happy St Patrick’s Day

contributions for April 2015 before

Monday 16 March

Russell Arms

Readers have been asking about the future of Russell Arms. The Chairman of Russell Arms Pub Company writes on page 14.

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Brook House

There has been some activity on the Brook House site next to Wendover Clock Tower. To find out what’s happening, see pages 20 & 32.

Moving house?

This is the season for house buying and selling. Our local Estate Agents are already busy. To hear from them go to pages 16 to 22.

World Book Day

Our school children will be looking forward to World Book Day on Thursday 5 March.

Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop 19 High Street, Wendover HP22 6DX Wendover News is delivered through the door to many local households. If you do not receive one at home and would like to volunteer to deliver for us to your road, please contact the office (see above). Wendover News would like to thank all our willing volunteers.

European Summer Time begins

daylight Saving was an ancient idea which came into its own during World War One. On Sunday 29 March our clocks spring forward. Our Manor Waste looked lovely in the Erratum: Page 16 in Feb 2015 edition, Robert February sunshine. Even if March comes in Duggan has been re-elected to the South like a Lion maybe it will go out like a lamb. Central Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust.

RAF Flypast

Tuesday 3 & 17 March at 1.30pm

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

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

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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

Wednesday Evenings at 6.30pm at Wendover Youth Centre, Wharf Road, Wendover

Prior booking necessary

Events REMINDER: 28 February is the last date Bring a Bear Concert for Children

for Lionel Abel-Smith Trust grant applications Sun 1 Mar, 10.30am, Chilterns MS Centre for 2015. £7.50 for Adults; Kids Free. The last Bring a Bear Concert was fantastic and enjoyed enormously Aylesbury Rugby Club Fixtures by children and adults alike. All enquiries to Senior fixtures for Aylesbury Rugby Club are Saturdays until May 2015. Home games in Weston Turville. More on

Kimble & Ellesborough Hort Society

Cycle Rides

Group cycle rides that begin in or near Wendover have been organised by the local Cycle Touring Club. Any bike will do as long as it’s roadworthy. Newcomers always welcome, but please try an easy-paced ride first. Visit southbuckscycling.or​

Tue 3 Mar, 7.15pm, Stewart Hall Following the AGM at 7.15, the main meeting at 8pm features Timothy Walker, Director at Oxford University Botanic Gardens, discussing the medicinal properties of plants.

Get Wendover Cycling AGM

Tue 3 Mar, 7.30pm, 64A Lionel Avenue

Cooking, Sewing & Knitting Groups All are welcome.

From classes to casual meetings, if you like to make or decorate cakes, sew or knit, there is Live Music! sure to be a group for you. See pages 34 & 35. Fri 6 Mar & Sat 14 Mar, evening, King & Queen Blues singer Ruairi McManus is back 6 March, Adult Learning Courses and The Mays Band 14 March. Contact the Courses begin late February, with BUCKS King & Queen for more information. www. courses at the John Colet School, and HERTS thekingandqueenw​ courses at Tring Community Centre (days & times vary). Check www.adultlearningbcc​.ac. Brain Tumour Charity Coffee Morning uk or for more information. Sat 7 Mar, 9am-12noon, Wingrave Comm Ctre

Hartbeeps Music Classes for Children Come along and support The Brain Tumour

Charity with a cuppa and some company. Mondays from 10.30am, Library Room An exciting new music and sensory class for elliscarly@hotmail.c​ for details. babies and toddlers.

Learn to manage your stress with Chilterns MS Centre Art Exhibition Mindfulness, breathing and gentle Yoga. Sat 7 Mar, 10am-6pm & Sun 8 Mar, 11am-4pm Lenten Lunches Feel refreshed and ready to face the day. The Chilterns MS Centre is hosting its 10th Every Tuesday in March, 12.15-1.15pm, Learn skills to manage your mind. Art Exhibition in March. There will be in Wendover Christian Centre Gentle yoga and Mindfulness class delivered by excess of 90 artists exhibiting this year. Psychologist/Yoga Therapist On Screen @Wendover Library As usual there will be a wide variety of – no yoga experience necessary. All ages and fitness levels welcome. Prior booking necessary by contacting

Due to popular demand, there is a second screening of “Boyhood” Sunday 1 March at 6pm in the Library Room. Also watch for “The Grand Budapest Hotel” on Friday 20 March at 7.30pm. Details & tickets from the Library.

media, subject matter and price. The artists are both professional and amateur, local and from further afield. Please come and browse, possibly buy and definitely enjoy the delicious homemade cakes.

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Events Boxcrazy Papercraft Workshop

Mon 9 Mar, 11.30am-1pm, Costa, Wyevale Garden Centre £15 to include refreshments. Non-refundable deposit required. Please ring Sue on 07758 594068 to book. See ad page 4.

Evening WI

Tue 10 March, 7.45pm, St. Anne’s Hall Peter Hague will be talking about West Wycombe Park and the Dashwood Family. The competition is “A Posy for Lady Dashwood”. Visitors are most welcome. Contact: Margaret Currell - 01296 582318

Wendover Music Concert Series 2015 at St Mary’s Church 7 March 19.30 AGM & Entertainment Mary-Jannet Leith (recorder) & Thomas Allery (organ) 11 April 19.30 Natalie Clein (cello) Anthony Marwood (violin) J S Bach Kodaly and Ravel

13 June 19.30 Michael Collins (clarinet) Michael McHale (piano) Saint-Saëns, Brahms and Poulenc

9 May 19.30 Endellion String Quartet Schubert, Sibelius & Beethoven

11 July 19.30 Martin James Bartlett (piano) J S Bach, Mozart, Rachmaninov, Liszt and Prokofiev

Please put the dates in your diary. Tickets available from 2 March from St Marys Church Shop in Wendover, by phone from Aylesbury Tourist board (01296 330559) or from our website

Grandparents Support Group

Wed 11 Mar, 7.00pm, Holiday Inn, Weston Turville We are a group of grandparents who have been denied contact with our grandchildren. We offer support to help other grandparents manage their loss. For more details, please phone 07949 640156.

A Clinton, Buckland & D Beauchamp Hort Society Wed 11 Mar, 8.00pm, Anthony Hall Talk with slides: “Making Space for Wildlife” by John Tyler.

Chiltern Humanists March Meeting

Wed 11 Mar, 8.00pm, Small Barn Hall, Amersham Community Centre An Evening of Free Speech - Throughout the world the ability to speak freely without fear of reprisal or indeed arrest is becoming less and less possible. This evening, we will explore what is happening

WENDOVER COMMUNITY LIBRARY Knit and Natter will be re-starting on the 17th March from 2.30 - 3.30pm. Please join us for this most social of events!

Can you help? 1.

We have no ‘Tea and Talk’ in March, but we are looking for possible speakers during the year. Talks last for 45 minutes. Do you know of anyone who would be willing to provide a talk ?


The Friends of Wendover Library have agreed to take over the Tourist/Community Information duties previously based at the Clock Tower. We are looking for a volunteer who can help us manage and run this important community facility. Would you like to be involved? If you are able to help in any way, please contact Susan at the Library

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here and overseas in this intrusion in and discuss common issues prior to what some believe is a basic human right. presentation at any future Select Committee For more information please visit www. hearings. More details page 13.

Mothering Sunday Crafts

Carers Bucks

Thu 12 Mar, 1-3pm, Library Room Topic: Trading Standards. A Trading Standards Officer from Bucks County Council will be giving advice and information “Buying with Confidence”. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about your caring role. Refreshments provided. There is no charge.

Sat 14 Mar, 10-12, Wendover Youth Centre Churches Together in Wendover will be holding a crafts morning so that children of all ages can make some beautiful and delicious gifts to give to their mums on Mothers’ Day. Tea, coffee, cake and bacon butties will be offered to the grown-ups while the little ones create.

Wendover Evening WI Spring Fair

Sat 14 Mar, 10am-12noon, Library Room Charity fundraising Spring Fair. Homemade Fri 13 Mar, 2-3pm, Wendover Library cakes, handmade gifts, tombola, Phoenix 2nd Friday of each month between 2 and Greeting cards. See ad page 4. SATURDAY MARCH 14 10.00am – Noon Library Room, Wendover 3pm. A FREE crafty session with stories with a different theme each month, for pre- National Trust Volunteer Open Day Entry is Free school children aged over 2 (younger siblings Sat 14 Mar, 10am-1pm, Hughenden Manor ON SALE We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers welcome). Advanced booking essential. Homemade cakes, jams & preserves for a variety of roles. For further info, contact Craft, Phoenix Greetings Cards & Evening Jumble Sale or you can Tombola – every ticket wins a prize Fri 13 Mar, 6pm, SM Methodist Church call 01494 755573. Refreshments A jumble sale in aid of the Karibuni Charity Trust and Stoke Mandeville Methodist Church. Halton Tennis Centre - Open Day Sat 14 Mar, 12-5pm, Halton Tennis Centre HS2 Petitioning Meeting If you or your family would like to take up tennis, Coffee Morning Sat 14 Mar, 9.30am, Halton Village Hall please come to our Open Day. Our coaches will The Petitioning Organisations partners (POP) be running lots of tennis activities for children group: Wendover Parish Council, Halton age 4+ and all the family. There is also a special Parish Council, Wendover HS2 and The offer of 20% off for anyone joining the gym on Monday 16 March Wendover Society are holding gatherings the day. For further information please visit which will allow petitioners to get together 10 am to 12 noon

Fun Friday

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Ron Melville will explain the exciting new activities at our Wendover Community Library All welcome


Cat Show

Antiques & Collectors Market

11 April 2015

Entrance by donation to Charity

Wendover Memorial Hall Open to the public 12.30-4pm Entrance: £2.50, or £1.50 for Senior Citizens / Children

Thursday 19 March 9am-2pm (Trade 8am)

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Events Family Film - “BoxTrolls”

Sat 14 Mar, 6.30pm, Wendover Christian Centre Wendover Free Church is showing this film which tells the story of a young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors who tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Pick up your free popcorn before the film (arrive 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start) and enjoy ice cream during the interval.

Ayles Centre for National Trust

Thu 19 Mar, 8pm, Broughton Junior School “The Foundling Hospital: the Legacy of Coram, Hogarth and Handel”, with speaker Jane King.

Family History Talk

Sat 21 Mar, 2pm, Preb Farm Comm Ctre “The Paths and Old Roads, Watering Holes for Man and Beast”, with speaker Bruce Smith.

The Wendover Society Coffee Morning Ayles Vale Embroiderers Guild

Mon 16 Mar, 10am-12noon, Library Room Sat 21 Mar, 2.30-4,30pm, SM Meth Church Themed coffee morning for all. See ad page 4. “The Art of Painting with a Needle”, with speaker Nicola Jervis.

Knit & Natter

Tue 17 Mar, 2.30pm, Library Room Kids Night Out For anyone from beginners upwards who Sat 21 Mar, from 3.15pm, Memorial Hall wants to meet up with anyone else who has Toddle Bop, followed by Superhero Disco. a passion for knitting. Please bring your wool,, See ad page 5. needles and patterns - we’ll supply the coffee/ tea and biscuits. See ad p 3.

Wendover Horticultural Society

Chilterns Cycle Challenge

Sun 22 Mar, from 8am, Kingsbury Square Rennie Grove Hospice is holding its 5th annual Thu 19 Mar, 2.30pm, Library Room The speaker is from the Thames Valley and Chilterns Cycle Challenge. Register at www. Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust.

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Events Charity Coffee Morning

Please call 01296 696954 if you are interested Thu 26 Mar, 10.30am-12noon, Abbeyfield House in helping or require more information. Proceeds split between Residents’ Entertainment Lindengate Volunteer Open Day Fund & Alfans Foundation. All welcome. Sat 28 Mar, 10am-12noon, Wyevale Gdn Ctre Lindengate is very excited to be fully Wendover Twinning Association operational and about to enter our first full Thu 26 Mar, 7.30pm, Library Room Wine Tasting with Alan Stow. All welcome - growing season. We have a number of plans to start work on a few of the many types of members £4, non-members £5. garden designs and habitats that we will be Wendover Rotary’s Big Quiz including on the site. Fri 27 Mar, 7.30pm, Memorial Hall Tickets available via Halton Tennis Centre Tennis Camps uk include a cheese platter and are £12.50 per 30 Mar-11 Apr person, sold by team of maximum 8 people. Book and pay over the phone by ringing Licensed bar. Local charity Lindengate is this 01296 623453 or book and pay online by going to More year’s main beneficiary. details on page 24.

W Turville Historical Society Call 01628 488340 or email for more information

and in April... Fri 27 Mar, 8pm, W Turville Village Hall “Buckinghamshire Breweries”, with speaker • Sat 11, 12.30-4pm, Cat Show, Memorial Hall, see ad p 4. Julian Hunt. £2 members, £3 visitors. • Sat 18, 2-5pm, Lindengate open afternoon, St Mary’s Churchyard Tidy Up Worlds End Garden Centre. Sat 28 Mar, from 8.30am, St Mary’s Church • Sat 18, 11am-4pm, Rotary craft fair, Weston 8.30 Bacon rolls and drinks, 9.00-11.00 Tidy Up. Turville Village Hall.

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Starts Sunday 8th March 2015 Runs for 7 full days Saturday and Sunday appointments available Appointments all day from 7 am to 7 pm Free initial appointment – with no obligation Free Will storage – no annual fees 10% off our normal Will-writing charges

Yes, you did read this correctly! We will be open for a FULL SEVEN DAYS, 7 until 7, to help you to review your current Will or write a new one – and if you make a new Will with us during our Wendover Wills Week, we will reduce our normal fees by 10%. What could be easier!

A new member of the team for 2015 ….. We are pleased to let you know that Linda Blay, a Private Client Solicitor, has joined the Team at our Wendover office – Linda is a member of STEP (The Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners) and SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly)

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Wendover Remembers All material copyright 2014 Wendover Remembers

MARCH 1915

The first major British attack on the Western Front took place at Neuve Chapelle 10-13 March 1915 with limited success. The British, including Indian troops, had 13,000 casualties and the Germans around 14,000. The Royal Flying Corps made its first bombing raid against enemy rail centres. The British liner SS Falaba was sunk with the loss of a hundred passengers including the first American casualty of the war. Two German submarines were sunk in the English Channel. On 11 March the British government announced a blockade of German ports and issued an Order banning neutral countries from trading with Germany. Ypres, defended by the British, was under constant attack by German forces. A Wendover man, Charles Atkins (Ox and Bucks Light Infantry), who had taken part in the Christmas Truce on the Western Front, was wounded and returned home He wrote

for these family meals was, at the Grocers, 2s5½d and at the Butchers, 10d. Other costs were: flour 9d, bread 2d, milk 3d, onions 6d and vegetables 9½d. The total amount spent amounted to 5s 9d per day which, in decimal currency, is equivalent to 30p. Examples of the menu are given in the School Log Book and include Vegetable Pie and Stewed Figs; Meat and Vegetable Pie and Rice Pudding; Onion Pie The Diocesan Inspector gave the Wendover and Suet Jam Pudding; Scotch Broth and Ginger School a good report in March saying: “This Pudding and Irish Stew and Currant Dumplings. is an efficient school of well-taught and What more could you want? intelligent children”. The report praised the written work throughout the school which was The Bucks Advertiser & Aylesbury News of “well above average”. During the last week of 13 March reported that: “The extraordinary the month Miss Avery gave lessons in cooking traffic on the Tring Road made conditions economical meals. Each day seven girls from indescribable. Preparations are being made the Upper School shopped, cooked and ate a by some enterprising persons for the troops, two-course dinner. The meals were planned no fewer than seven coffee shops being to be healthy and satisfying and suitable for erected between the Camp and the Town a week for a family of two adults and four Clock. The premises are neither ornamental children. The daily cost of the ingredients nor attractive, but the purpose in view is a good one.” Less pleasing was the report that six Missionary Society collection boxes kept at the Baptist Church had been opened and the money stolen. Mike Senior & Val Moir to his parents, who lived in London Road, that he was being treated in a hospital in Oxford. The wound must have been severe and Charles was eventually invalided out of the army. In November 1916 the Wendover Magazine noted “Charlie Atkins (whose arm is a little stronger) has joined the staff at Stone Asylum. His brother Jim is still in France.”

If you have any family reminiscences you would like to share, please contact Wendover News as shown below and on the front page. Corner of Tring Road, 1915 and 2015

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Wall Hanging One development from the Wendover Wendover Sewing Bee will make a 72 inch x 72 Remembers Group is the commission of a wall inch quilted wall hanging, made up of nine text hanging to mark the 2018 commemorations. and pictorial blocks designed by the various This is being led by Deb McGuire and Claire institutions and groups in the village. These will Wheeler of PlainStitch and will be hand sewn by members be sewn by the members of The of the Wendover Sewing Wendover Sewing Bee. It will Bee. Around 120 children involve people of all ages from (60 from each school) will the village, primarily the mothers, be invited to participate by grandmothers and children of each making an individual Wendover in commemoration hand sewn poppy, which and remembrance of the sacrifice will form a “sea” of of the men, women and children poppies (each initialled in of 1914 – 18. An example of the poppies stitch by each child) which which will be made by the will fit around the panels. It will be patchwork in The 100 year commemoration is schoolchildren. style and made up of lots both a time to look back and think about the sacrifices that were made by men and of different donated fabrics from our group women in our village, and across Europe – but to reflect the Make Do and Mend spirit of also to teach the next generation about the folly the time. It will be hung at the Library, local of war. This quilt will encompass both. In order to churches and in the schools at various times achieve this, Wendover Sewing Bee is working in from 11.11.15 through to 11.11.18 and it will collaboration with many village groups, including be included in the various village events that are being planned by the Parish Council. children from both primary schools.

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Wendover Pre-School Staff and families at a Wendover Pre-school are celebrating after Ofsted graded them an overall good with an outstanding grade in providing a provision that is highly effective and exceptional at meeting the needs of all children. Wendover Pre-school, held at the Memorial Hall in Wharf Road, was praised for its highly skilled team of Early Years Practitioners. The inspection report states that staff interactions with the children are exemplary Sharon joined Wendover Pre-school five years and that the setting provides an exceptional ago and her years of experience and training have supported the team in making a positive child-led environment. difference to children’s wellbeing, learning The Pre-school was established in 1969 and and development. Sharon said: “The evidence they pride themselves on providing a small, that highly trained practitioners make the most family focused, child centred setting, which difference to outcomes for young children in enables children to prepare for the school early years settings is irrefutable. My team years ahead. are highly qualified and they understand the Wendover Pre-school’s team of dedicated importance of continuing with training and and experienced childcare professionals keeping up to date with current research in work closely under the guidance of Sharon the Early Years sector.” Tapping. Sharon is a qualified Early Years Specialist Teacher and a part time lecturer in Their recent Ofsted report substantiates this and identifies that the Wendover Early Years Practice.

Pre-school’s strong leadership and wellestablished team lead to an organised and efficient service. The report goes on to praise the impressive use of the environment both indoors and out, stating that, as a pack away setting, the Pre-school is well resourced and the staff provide innovative experiences to enrich children’s learning & development. Sharon adds, “The Early Years curriculum values play as a necessity in order for children to develop emotionally, cognitively and physically. At Wendover Pre-school there is an emphasis on play being a vital part of the learning and development process. We provide a safe and stimulating environment that empowers children to join with other children and adults to “Love, Laugh, Play and Learn Together”. “We are really pleased to have received such a positive inspection report. It illustrates just how, despite the challenges of being a pack away setting, we offer a very high standard of care and education that gives our children a flying start to their education.”

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Schools Exciting changes are taking place at The John Hampden School and Wendover CE Junior School as a result of the acceptance of a “bulge” class of children to the Foundation Stage at the infant school in September 2014. The leadership teams of the schools were consulted as the ‘bulge’ will travel though both establishments over the coming years. The decision to take in an extra class (30 children) will result in some County Council funded building work to improve and enhance the facilities at both schools. Some building work and internal reorganisation has already occurred at The John Hampden School but future plans will see the school benefit from a larger brand new hall alongside improved kitchen/dining facilities to enable them to provide the free hot school meals that their pupils are entitled to. ICT capability will be enhanced with new resources and new facilities and a new library/learning space will be created.

The school had already planned to improve the Out of School Care accommodation and this will be included in the building work but it will be self-funded. At Wendover CE Junior School, a number of planning meetings have been held to ensure that the necessary developments to the existing buildings are sympathetic and provide appropriate space for pupils from September 2017. This will include alterations to the school hall and a number of teaching rooms at the north end of the school. The opportunity for much needed extra space to be created was too good an opportunity to miss and all pupils at both schools will benefit from the impressive improvements that are scheduled. The ‘bulge’ class are now half way through their first year of schooling and the major building work at The John Hampden School is scheduled to start in the Summer Term.

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Library Entrance and other things it was frankly a mess. The original group of volunteers from the Community Library team therefore met with representatives of the Twinning Association and also with representatives of Lindengate charity. It was agreed that this area should become next on the list for improvement

height of the wall so that it was safe and this is the position we have now reached. The ‘new’ low wall will be capped and the trees will be checked to see if they present a danger and need to be cut back, but already the area looks better than the overgrown derelict site it used to be. When BCC have completed their work, (capping the wall and making sure the trees are safe), the team of volunteers from the three groups noted above will think about how the area should be planted and then maintained. The aim is to have an area in the middle of Wendover that will be attractive, and one of which the village can be proud.

During summer 2014, it was agreed that the volunteers would take responsibility for the two strips of garden at the front of the and then maintenance, but first it had to be cleared and we were pleased that Bucks library, and work has started on these. County Council agreed to this. The clearance Meanwhile the area in front of the Library exposed the fact that the trees had grown around the ‘Liffre Stone’ was increasingly into the wall and the wall was therefore causing concern. Overgrown with ivy unstable. BCC then agreed to reduce the

We must thank those responsible for the work already completed on this area, and also for bringing the Library Garden back into use as an asset of Wendover‘s Library. We look forward to seeing the project completed for the coming Spring. Philip Mitchell Wendover Community Library

At the inauguration of the Community Library in December 2012, it was agreed we should make better use of the Library’s neglected rear garden. Therefore during Spring 2013 a team of volunteers cleaned out the area; retaining some vegetation and planting new shrubs, perennials, bulbs and summer flowers. Garden furniture was bought, and on fine summer days the garden was well used, both informally and for some planned events. In the spring of 2014 further planting took place and the tubs were stocked with bedding flowers. A gazebo was kindly loaned to offer relief, when needed, from the Summer heat.

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HS2 HS2 – ‘Happy Birthday’

On 11 March, HS2 will be five years old. Unlike most children it’s still not communicating and is not walking! But seriously, near to £1Bn has been spent to date on this project and what has been achieved? • a business case with more holes in it than a string bag • a route which seems to be deliberately trying to do as much environmental damage as possible, especially in the Chilterns AONB • a requirement for those living along the route to pay twice, once as a general taxpayer and secondly through property blight.

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objective is to: • give a brief update on where we are with HS2 • allow Petitioners to socialize and network with other Petitioners • identify training and help Petitioners need. Refreshments will be available. Tickets are available from the Wendover Parish office. Hope to see you there.

Select Committee

The select committee continues its work into assessing the proposed route of the project and its impact on local communities. Their work will cease at the end of March when the Houses of Parliament are formally dissolved In all, it is a second rate idea, developed into for the election. They will start up again a third rate project being implemented in a after 7 May and continue into the summer. fourth rate way so not a happy birthday! The latest thinking is that the Chilterns will be heard after the summer recess and Local News potentially towards the end of 2015. The POP are planning to hold a public meeting for local Petitioners on 14 March at Halton Details about the Latest Government Village Hall. It is due to start at 9.30am and compensation scheme for HS2 are on last about 2 hours. This has been arranged in to request by some Petitioners. The compensation-jan-2015.

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Our search for a new tenant is now underway and we have received a significant amount of interest from some very high quality applicants, in a short space of time. We are excited by some of the conversations that we’re having and we expect to be in a position to appoint a new tenant towards the end of February. We remain focused on re-opening the pub as soon as possible, with a great new tenant that wants to embrace the local community and provide good food and drink. Matthew Porter, Russell Arms Pub Company Ltd

A huge thank you to Chloe and Svetlana from Antiques at Wendover, who were kind enough to loan us some interesting objects, helping us to transform our library. Mel Greasby, Wendover Community Library more detail on

James and Nicola Grant expended a huge amount of time and effort on The Russell Arms and we thank them sincerely for everything. After 2 years of hard work James and Nicola have decided that running The Russell is not for them and have left to focus on other business interests. On behalf of the Russell Arms Pub Company and the local community we thank them for the last 2 years and wish them all the best for the future.

On Friday 13 February, 16 children and their parents and grandparents visited Wendover Library for its first ever Harry Potter night. Four older Hogwarts “prefects” were assigned as house captains. Keeping the youngsters in check and working with them in teams, they admirably led them around our Hogwarts library visiting Potions Corner, Olivanders, Knockturn and Diagon Alley, hunting down rather unpleasant sounding items, such as “flesh eating slug repellent” and “human toenails” to earn points.

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Business Forum Charity Coffee Monday, February a good range of its diverse and underrated wines. Various Sicilian wines will be available with PACE Centre... What a wonderful way to kick off a new month AND a Monday by being part of “Coffee Monday” with the lovely No2 Pound Street. PACE took part on Monday February 2nd with such a warm welcome by Nicola and the team. All coffee donations on this day were donated to PACE and we raised a fantastic £120.00. PACE had the opportunity to meet some new faces in the community and explain our work, which is invaluable in spreading awareness to those who need our services.

PACE helps to transform the lives of children with disabilities, such as cerebral palsy. At PACE, children find their own voice, walk their own steps and discover that they can fully enjoy everyday life and become active members of society. PACE are looking forward to working with Nicola and all at No2 Pound Street in the near future. For more information on PACE please go to www. See article page 33.

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Bio Sculpture, GEL SPECIALIST to taste throughout March, so pop in for a taste Beautiful, healty, strong nails, no chips, (or two..). After that, we will be turning our instantly dry, lasts 2-4 weeks attention to the “Foot” of Italy, culminating in our Wine Club tasting on 22nd April - £10 Call Alison entry or Free to Wine Club members - again, 01442 828598 places must be booked in advance. So, come 07973 636958 and join us in our journey “up the vinous leg” of Italy. See or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for more details.

Celebrating 50 years at Wendover Your local independent gym Heights Veterinary Centre

A familiar sight to anyone driving along Tring Road, Halton, is the blue flag fluttering outside Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre which has just celebrated its 50th birthday. On 1 January 1965, a young vet named John Parker opened his surgery in two rooms of a house in Aylesbury Road, Wendover. His work was caring for farm and working animals with little of the pet care that forms most of our work today. The practice soon expanded and John was joined by Mike Godsal in 1967. The practice became “Parker ...and March with Chilterns MS Centre and Godsal” until the move to our current site in Come along to No2 Pound Street on Monday January 1991 when it was renamed Wendover 2nd March. No2 will give you a FREE coffee Heights Veterinary Centre. or tea in exchange for a donation into the collecting pot in support of the Chilterns MS How times have changed! As the years Centre Art Exhibition. We are hoping there passed, the practice grew with Nick Snookes, will be a preview of the artwork to give you Sue Chorlton and Mike Hewitt joining the a taster of the Art Exhibition running on 7th partnership. John went on to become and 8th March at the MS Centre and a chance President of the RCVS in 2004. He and Mike Godsal retired in 1995, Sue left in 2000 but to chat to the exhibition organisers as well. the practice remains proudly independent, ‘Wine-Wise’ at No2 Pound Street being owned by Nick Snookes and Mike After the success of our tasting with Huia Hewitt to this day. Mike was both “chuffed Vineyards from New Zealand, we have and embarrassed” to be awarded the Pet arranged another wine producer to visit Plan Vet of the Year title in 2010. There are us. On 18 March we have Jenna Bruwer now over 60 people employed including six from Springfield Estate in Robertson, South equine vets and ten small animal vets. Africa joining us to present her family’s wines. Springfield have long been one of Our facilities at Halton include an equine clinic, our favourite South African wineries, making canine hydrotherapy and acupuncture, puppy a great range of wines which manage to training and a pet shop. Several vets also treat balance modernity with a European sense of exotic animals and Wendover Heights provides elegance and food-friendliness. They are still services to the film industry which has led to family-owned with more and more emphasis our involvement with the 2012 Olympics and on organics and sustainability. Tickets for this many feature films and commercials. Out of event are £10 (£5 for our Wine Club members) hours care is provided at Halton, staffed by and must be booked in advance - call 01296 our own vets and nurses, and we also have a 585022 or email to branch surgery in Great Missenden. Although we are a little way up the hill, we feel very book your place. 7.30pm start time. much part of the local community and love As well as this, we are continuing our focus on providing care for the animals of Wendover Sicilian wines, detailing the history and culture and the surrounding area. Here’s to the next of this fascinating Island as well as stocking fifty years! See ad page 1.

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The mortgage market changed considerably in 2014. Schemes to help purchase your home were introduced, such as the Help To Buy Scheme. However tighter lending rules, making it potentially harder to get the mortgage you required to purchase your home, also came into force.

Under the new rules, the total stamp duty payable on a purchase price of £275000 would be £3750 - A saving of £4500 One thing that hasn’t changed is the Bank of England Base Rate. At the time of writing, the Bank of England announced that the Bank of England Base Rate would stay at 0.5% for the 70th month in a row. This is also having a knock on effect in the residential rates being offered to homebuyers and remortgagers alike. With 2 year fixed rates available below 1.4%, and 5 year fixed rates available below 2.4%, now is a great time to review your current rate and see what saving you can make.

However the biggest change came in the Autumn Statement with the overhauling of Stamp Duty meaning that Stamp Duty for residential properties has been cut for 98% of homebuyers who pay for it. The new stamp duty rules now operate on a similar basis to income tax, whereby each percentage rate charged will only apply to the part of the property purchase price that fills within YOUR PROPERTY MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF that tax band. (source HM Treasury, Autumn YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE. Statement, December 2014) So for example, on a purchase price of £275000, previously the total stamp duty payable would have been 3%, which equals £8250.

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12:01 We really try to do a good job for16/02/2015 our vendors and are delighted that this is reflected in the many glowing testimonials that David receives in praise of his services, a recent example being “...above and beyond what you As selected members of The Guild of expect...we can’t recommend him enough”. Professional Estate Agents, we are a part of a group of over 780 leading independent We achieved a fantastic 97% of asking prices estate agents. This allows us to maximise in 2013 and 2014 so you can be sure that we the marketing of your property via The would get a great price for your home if you Guild’s monthly property magazine and also were to sell it through us. We are also the provides access to London and international only local Estate Agent open 7 days a week buyers through our showroom on Park Lane. for viewings. David Cadogan is the Area Partner and as a If you are considering putting your property resident of Wendover, he has a great local on the market, David would be more than knowledge and a wealth of experience in happy to come out to talk to you about what the industry. From taking the photographs, Bonners and Babingtons can do for you. preparing high quality details with Floor Plans and attending all viewings, David is the We grow on recommendation and point of contact throughout. As a long term outstanding customer service. investor in property, he knows the buying and selling of houses inside out – a good Please call 01296 620676 or visit our website man to have on your side when selling your at See advert home for the highest possible price. below.

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Brook House After what seems like an endless wait, it is great for the wellbeing of the village that the Hamnett Hayward advertising board has finally gone up at Brook House. This will be a really positive step forward for Wendover as it will tidy up an eyesore right in the centre of the village with the provision of three beautiful individual homes. This story started way back in the 1950s when an ex RAF bomber pilot and former prisoner of war by the name of Ian Kirk bought the property. Ian lived there for fifty years, in which time the house steadily deteriorated. Ian never had the budget to maintain the house and it gradually fell into disrepair with poor Ian just living in a couple of rooms. For anyone who knew Ian they would know he was stubborn and determined. No amount of persuasion was going to persuade him to sell his beloved Brook House and move into something smaller and more comfortable. As a trained architect he always had dreams of restoring his imposing but crumbling home, but sadly had not the funds to realise his vision.

As he said to me shortly before he passed After protracted and complicated negotiations, away in 2009, “I’ve always been house rich initially with AVDC Historic Buildings and then and cash poor”. through the planning process, they have come up with a scheme that the village should be A tragic accident on New Year’s Eve 2007 proud of. Plots 1 and 2 will emulate the original finally forced Ian’s hand. There had been façade of Brook House and a substantial several fires in the building over a period of detached house is positioned at the rear of time, and another fire caused a blaze that all this 0.7 acre site. The original vehicle access but destroyed Brook House, finally rendering will be utilised for all three. Prices will range it uninhabitable. from £850,000 to £1,700,000 and completion is expected to be Spring 2016. To register By this time Ian was virtually blind and sadly, your interest please call Hamnett Hayward on he moved into Winterton House. Brook 01296 625050. House was now clearly beyond salvation, and it was with a heavy heart that Ian asked Martin Ward Hamnett Hayward to sell his home as he finally Director recognized that he could never return there. Hamnett Hayward (Wendover) Limited 01296 625050 We wanted to get Ian the best possible price, so with his blessing we decided to ask for sealed bids. As you can imagine, there was a huge amount of interest. We needed to not only obtain the best price but also find a buyer of the right experience and calibre to take on such a contentious project. The successful buyers, V & R Homes, have come up trumps in all departments.

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Housing Market Wendover’s housing market has hit new highs following two years of sustained growth after the lows of the recession, swiftly followed by the initial body blow of the announcement of HS2. However, thanks to tireless campaigning the impact of the latter all but disappeared with the introduction of the green tunnel. We are now starting to see the real effects of the stamp duty reforms of last December, which has put back on average +/- £4000 into the pockets of buyers in the middle sector of the market. In addition the increasingly competitive mortgage market is now delivering the lowest fixed rates mortgages ever seen, with headlines in the national papers now claiming “It’s the best time ever to take out a mortgage”. Few housing developments demonstrate this growth more clearly than ‘Barlow Grove’; released last October at prices from £274,950, all but three have now been sold or reserved off plan.

Interestingly the diversity of buyers has changed significantly over the last few years, which has been largely influenced by the re-development of the old Princess Mary Hospital site. With a large percentage of this development aimed at the first and second time buyers, it has brought new

best and most reliable commuter services in the country. Brown & Merry first opened its doors in Wendover fifty years ago, in what is now Sally Turner Antiques, before moving to the recently refurbished offices in Woollerton House some ten years later. We now offer the complete property service, incorporating Residential and Country House & Farm sales, Lettings, Surveying, Mortgage Services and the largest Land & New Homes operation in the Vale of Aylesbury.

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and younger blood into the village. The longstanding attraction of out outstanding local schools is still a huge draw, as is the Chiltern Line which still offers one of the

We can be found on Rightmove, Zoopla and Primelocation, still the three largest property portals in the country. Telephone 01296 624444.

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Property Demand Demand for properties in Wendover and is not available. It is the chicken and egg the area we have found that prospective the surrounding villages continues to scenario but demand is high so without purchasers are prepared to be patient and we have a buyer lined up on your grow, both found that own property, if your dream within the as long as home becomes available, community buyers have the chances are, you will and from been made probably miss out on the p e o p l e opportunity to secure it wishing to aware of a to a buyer who is either be part of possible delay under offer or in rented this highly and kept up accommodation. sought after to date with Recently sold, similar required area. progress, Recently sold, similar required The staff at Tim Russ and Company generally, they are The mainline station, central school have been working extremely hard to help prepared to wait for the owner to find a campus, health centre and excellent range local buyers to put these chains together. property. of shops, restaurants and cafĂŠs make Due to the lack of properties available in Wendover a sought after place to live for We have been able to secure buyers for all ages and once here, people tend to several clients on this basis recently which move within the area depending on their has then allowed them to secure their needs and time of life. dream home when it became available. We are therefore being approached more and more to value properties where For further information please call Nicky vendors want to move but are concerned Stottor or Tony Defriez at Tim Russ & that the ideal property they are looking for Company on 01296 621177.


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Wendover Football Club Wendover Football Club – A club on the up!

It’s been a while since Wendover could boast a football club to be proud of, but Wendover FC are a club very much on the up. Off the field the club has come on leaps and bounds in the last couple of years mainly thanks to a fantastic committee whose time and dedication have ensured the structure and new foundations for a very bright future indeed reflected in ongoing facility, equipment and clubhouse improvements as well as the fact that the club is now an official FA Charter Standard honour not easily bestowed and only reserved for football clubs deemed to be worthy of the title and that are being run properly in all areas. On the field the ‘Black & Golds’ are having a fantastic season, Sitting top of the ADL Division 1 table and still in 3 cups with two quarter finals and a semi final to look forward to . With an exceptional combination of experienced and young exciting players Wendover have struck a

formidable winning formula while playing some crowd pleasing attractive football to boot. We also have a thriving reserve side, ensuring the perfect step up for young Wendover Footballers into Senior Level. It is very much exciting times at the club and as a proud ‘Wendover’ club with many members and players resident to the village we want to share our success with local residents and more importantly encourage as many people to come down and support us as possible and join our ever growing fan base. Wendover FC play their Home games on Saturday afternoons (2pm KO norm) on the John Colet Playing Fields. Refreshments are readily available on match days from the Bar in the clubhouse.

Do please come and support your local Football Club and get behind the boys on a very exciting last few months of the season and enjoy a friendly, fun, family atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming all new and old fans alike. For all our Fixtures, Results, League tables & news etc please visit our website From here, you can also visit and join our vibrant new Facebook page where you can get fantastic weekly match reports, news, interaction and more! For Questions / Information/ Enquiries please either contact 1st Team Manager Mike Gregory 07783841905 OR drop us a message through our Facebook page. Wendover Football Club Proudly Sponsored by Sweeney’s Budgens.

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Halton Tennis Centre - Open Day

If you or your family would like to take up tennis, please come along to our Open Day from 12-5pm on Saturday 14 March. Our coaches will be running lots of tennis activities for children age 4+ and all the family. There is also a special offer of 20% off anyone joining the gym on the day. For further information please visit www.

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Wendover Friends of Guiding

Wendover Friends of Guiding (FoG) is a group of volunteers that support Guiding in Wendover. The group has been successful in agreeing a 21 year lease with Bucks County Council, who own the land where the Wendover Guide Hut is located. FoG is investigating the possibility of replacing the existing Guide Hut with a brick-built building and would value input from anyone that has experience of applying for grants for youth charities, fundraising or construction. FoG is aware that a further lease extension may be required in order to qualify for grants and welcome advice from any person or organisation that has recently worked with Bucks County Council regarding land lease extension. Please contact Rachel Watts on if you can offer any assistance. Thank you.

30 March – 11 April Everyball Tennis at Halton Tennis Centre are running Tennis Camps during the Easter holidays – Toddler Tennis (2.5 yrs – 4 yrs, 11am-12 noon), Mini Red (4-7 yrs 9am– 12 noon, lunch included), Junior (7-17 yrs 9am-3pm lunch included). We are also running Matchplay days on Friday 3 April and Saturday 11 April for all ball colours and standards. You can either book and pay online by going to www.haltontennis. Wendover Bowls Club or book and pay over the phone by We are now back in full operation following ringing 01296 623453. For more information the short break for Christmas. The Club held


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a very successful New Year’s Party with fun with the Ladies section, so we are looking FRANK FENNELL games and dancing into the early hours with forward to a full Summer ahead PLUMBING & HEATING about 50% of the members attending. Bathrooms, Ensuites, Cloakrooms, Showers, The Club is open for “roll ups” on Monday, Water Softeners, C/Heating, Power Flushing The “short mat” season is now back and we Tuesday and Thursday afternoons starting at No job too small 2.00pm, so if anyone wants to see what goes have five teams involved. Two in the “two on please come along to the Club and you 07967 638527 01296 620629 mat” and three in the “one mat”. These are league matches so all points count towards will be welcomed the final result. At the moment we are We are always looking for new members. If holding our own so let’s keep up the good you want more information please contact work. Finally we also had one of our teams in one of the following members: Brian the “short mat” John Robinson Competition Wheeler 01296 622605, Brian Harrison which finished in January. They came third 01296 630669, Ann Smith 01494 569377. against strong competition. Well done. Wendover based

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We had a “Race Night “on Valentines Day and have a Game Night coming up in March, which we hope will be well attended. The Club’s Annual Pre Season Dinner, which is a four course meal with wine etc, will be held in April. The outdoor bowling season starts in April and this will go on throughout the Summer with matches on both days at the weekend plus various mid week fixtures particularly

Mid Bucks Beekeepers Association

Our speaker at this month’s meeting on 18 March will be Andrew Gibb talking about the Biology of a Honeybee Swarm. Last year the first swarm report to our Swarm Helpline was on 13 April, this was particularly early following a mild winter and continued to be a particularly busy year with over 250 swarm calls. The Association runs a swarm collection service where our members volunteer to respond to calls from the public reporting a swarm. The service is free and the swarm

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is found a new home. The Swarm Helpline 27 March, 7.00 to 8.30pm. Potential new number is 07767 304067 or follow the link on players are very welcome to attend. The club the home page of is also seeking new officials – umpires and scorers, particularly for senior matches. For Wendover Tennis and Squash Club further details, please contact Club Captain Our Annual General Meeting will be held Jonathan Seabrook on jseabrook@talktalk. at our Clubhouse on 16 March starting at net or 01296 623286. For information on 8:00pm, we have had another good year junior training etc., contact Richard Peck at and the committee will report on successes on and off the court. The junior squash section is going from strength to strength The Whitchurch Morris Men – The New with an increase in the number of juniors at Programme all levels of the game. The Club squash and Well no sooner had I said watch out for racketball tournament is now well underway the Radio 2 Folk Awards in February when and will culminate in April with finals day. the date was announced as 22 April at the Congratulations to the racketball Green Millennium Centre in Cardiff and all of the team who won the team winter round robin tickets are already sold. You can’t say I didn’t event. Full details of the Club events can be warn you. You will be able to watch on TV in found at www.wendovertennisandsquash. some form though. We’ve been out and about again this time Wendover Cricket Club to the Woodside Ale, to Overstone School in Wendover Cricket Club’s seniors are Wing for a Yr 1 & 2 demonstration and all currently training in readiness for the season the way to Leicester for their annual feast. at the new Princes Risborough Community We’re being a little quiet for a while with Sports Centre, HP27 0DT - every Friday until invitations from the Jockey Ale now on 14

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March and the Letchworth Ale on 21 March. remains; what did they dance? Whilst there are references in fiction of the time and In the meantime, I am finally able to confirm places morisque in the courts of northern our summer programme which starts at France and true accounts from Rome where 5:30 in the middle of Towersey on 1 May to they danced for the Pope, no evidence of dance in the summer – Yippee! This turns dance notation has been discovered. With into a busy weekend as the Sunday sees the majority of the population literate, us assisting Etcetera MM at Forte Hall and evidence comes from court, guild and church our usual 06:30 start on the bank holiday accounts such as in 1494 Henry VII’s court Monday with our Day of Dance. All of the at Westminster “for playing of the mourice details can be found on our website at:- dance 40s” and from art such as the 3 silver cups. So what will we dance? Morris remains\events a dynamic and organic art form and changes One invitation we’ve had is to assist with a re- with sides developing and adapting dances enactment and provide suitable dances from as they see fit. We will dance in the current the period of The War of the Roses c 1455- styles of Cotswold and have a great time. 1487 and here is the difficulty. Although dancing was being performed during this We’re always looking for new recruits so if period, it was mostly a Courtly dance and you have an interest in the history of the at this time was generally called Morisques. people, music, dancing or just want to keep Alice Wetenhale of Bury St. Edmunds, a lady fit come and join us on a Tuesday night at of substantial means provided in her will for the Wilstone village hall. You must be of the her daughter “3 cups of silver engraved with male gender and if possible, regardless of morris dancers with a single lid for the ....” whatever age you are, you must bring your The year was 1458 and this was the first use dad. All details can be found on our website. Wassail, John King, WMM of the modern spelling but the difficulty still

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what they mean or get the doctor to write them down so that you can look them up later. • If you and your GP decide you need to be referred for specialist tests or treatment, you usually have a right to choose which hospital you go to.

Doctor and most nurse appointments are booked at 10 minutes intervals. Once you’ve got an appointment, please plan ahead to make sure that you cover everything you want to discuss. • Before you see the doctor, write a list of problems, starting with the most important. List your symptoms and main concerns so that you don’t forget them. • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative if you’re worried. Research shows that we forget half of what we’re told by the doctor when we’re stressed, so having someone else there with you can help. • Be honest about what you think may be causing the problem, and don’t be embarrassed. Your doctor will have seen and heard it all before. • Be clear about what you would like the doctor to do, such as refer you to a specialist or prescribe a different medication, and explain your reasons. • Ask the doctor to repeat and explain anything you don’t understand. If there are words you don’t understand, ask

If you have a list of different problems it may not be possible for the doctor to deal with them all in one appointment, and he or she may ask you to make another appointment. Before asking for an appointment please consider if you need to see a doctor or nurse at all. Advice on the treatment of many minor ailments can be obtained from local pharmacies, and if it is information you are looking for, visit the NHS choices website or

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Where there is no Will… England and Wales is one of the few legal jurisdictions where we have freedom to direct what should happen to our assets when we are no longer here. It is still somewhat surprising that the majority of the population die without leaving a valid Will. There are many reasons people don’t make a Will – not least a sense of their own immortality. There are many common misconceptions - “It is too expensive”; “Everything I own will go automatically to my spouse or my children”; or “I don’t have enough to leave”. And it is something that can always be put off until another day – sadly that day sometimes passes and by then it can be too late. When someone dies without making a will they are said to die intestate and their Estate will be distributed in accordance with the Inheritance & Trustee Powers Act 2014. These rules of distribution (despite being updated recently) are arbitrary - especially where there are no children of a union. Intestacy can occur accidentally as well as when there is no Will. For instance, marriage/ civil partnership revokes an earlier Will (unless the Will was made in contemplation of marriage or civil partnership). This can lead to unintentionally disinheriting children from a previous relationship, for example.

The intestacy rules do not make any provision for co-habitants. If you die without making a will, your estate will automatically pass to your surviving family (i.e. children, parents, siblings or even your estranged spouse). Your partner will have to make an application through the courts for provision from your Estate. A parent and child would need to have separate legal representation. This is costly and may take many months to resolve and could result in financial hardship for your loved ones in the meantime.

Even where an estate is modest the costs of administering an intestate estate are far higher than those incurred where the deceased left a Will. Failure to make a will could also lead to inheritance tax being payable unnecessarily.

Home made Wills should be avoided at all cost. The rules in relation to wills are complex and errors in drafting can easily lead to intestacy or disputes in the family. Instead, have your will drafted by a properly qualified professional. Members of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) (www.step. org) are specialists in their field and can give expert advice being able to advise in relation to simple and more complex estates including incorporation of trusts into Wills and protecting assets for future generations. Linda Blay LLB (Hons), TEP Linda Blay is a Private Client Solicitor at Stuart Fantham and Company’s Wendover office. If you would like to learn more about how Linda can help you, she can be contacted either on 01296 620300 or via Wendover Wills Week is March 8-15. See advert page 7.

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RAF Halton Play Parks for RAF & Community

Three new play parks were opened in early February around the Tedder Road and Haddington Road areas of RAF Halton. One of the areas is a Multi Use Games Facility (MUGA) which is an interactive play area. Funds were provided by the Station’s Local Investment Grant, (LIG), the Community Covenant and Section 106 Funding, which is a fund all developers pay into if they have built and sold homes. Station Youth Worker, Wilma Kingsbury, applied for the grant Bucks County Council Chairman Zahir Mohammed through Wendover Parish Council and the and Station Commander Group Captain Adrian final total donated by the three charities Burns with pupils from Halton Combined School was just over £480.000. bulb planting event to fill in the borders of Wilma said: “Some of the land belonged the play parks. to Annington Trust so we had to gain permission from them to use the space. Station Commander, Group Captain Local people were surveyed to ascertain Adrian Burns, who performed the opening what sort of things they wanted to see and ceremony, said: “The play park situated an open evening held for all to have their between the military and civilian housing say. I quoted the UN Convention on the areas reinforces the strong links we have with Rights of the Child (1989) in my funding bid, the local population here at RAF Halton.” which gives all children the right ‘to rest and leisure; to engage in age appropriate Explaining how resilient the play park play and recreational activities’, it states equipment has to be, Trevor Lafferty, that play is a key element in children representing the installation contractor at learning to appreciate, assess and take the opening, said: “We’ve installed around calculated risks, which is fundamental to the forty installations around the UK military. The development of confidence and abilities in equipment itself is from Finland, where slow childhood. Children seek out opportunities growing wood is used in the manufacture for risk-taking and this is highlighted at RAF which will be good for 15 to 20 years.” Halton by low level anti-social behaviours. It is therefore crucial that RAF Halton’s The LIG has provided a number of welfare play provision responds with exciting and initiatives for the Station such as furniture stimulating environments that balance and electrical items for crew rooms, new controlled risks and encourage healthy seating areas for one of the recruit welfare facilities for graduating trainees and lifestyles appropriately.” their parents, provision of furniture and Children from Halton Community Combined furnishings for a common room within the School attended the opening with head Supply and Movement trainees’ barrack teacher Sue Scrimshaw, who is planning a block and four large fans in the Burnett Gym.

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News February edition from Gary Regan, Head of Wendover Campus. I am encouraged to see the current head of Wendover Campus opening up the school to be part of the local community. We have already benefitted from this brilliant facility over the last year and a half through the school’s generosity in making available their playing field on a Saturday morning, to enable the boys from Wendover Junior FC Under 15’s to hold our weekly training sessions. This already demonstrates the school’s commitment to supporting the local community activities. Long may it continue. Steven Coggins Wendover Campus Manager of the WJFC Under 15’s With reference to the letter in Wendover Gill and family wish to thank everyone who joined them in celebrating Glyn’s life on 12 January at a very full St Mary’s Church, Wendover. Thanks to all who readily gave loving support, for cards, letters and flowers and very generous donations - for Prostate Cancer UK £965.10 and for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity £895.10. Thanks also to the Co-operative Funeral Care, Wendover, for their caring and sensitive services. In much appreciation. Gill Andrews


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You Write “The Seasons of England”

“The Seasons of England”, an evocative theme for a concert, transported the delighted audience from Spring through to Winter by way of the words and music of some of England’s best loved poets and composers.

13 million people live below the poverty line in the UK. Chiltern Foodbank is one of the four hundred Foodbanks across the country working with local people to help those in their community in need. Food is donated, collected and sorted by volunteers. Those in need are identified by front line professionals, such as GP’s and Social Workers, and referred to their local Foodbank distribution centre. Here more volunteers offer support and distribute emergency food for a limited period of three days.

The characteristics of the seasons were expressed by a miscellany of emotions. Some pieces encompassed pleasurable anticipation, some joyful celebrations, others wistful longing and haunting memories.

Dave Worrall from Chiltern Foodbank said “These young people have made a real difference to their local community and made a real contribution to helping those most in need.”

The imaginative idea of Barbara Courtenay-King brought together her husband, Bill McGillivray, and four other talented friends to perform in a very enjoyable fund raising concert in support of the Wendover Choral Society.

It always gladdens me to be part of the Anyone interested in volunteering or community spirit that strongly exists in donating food should visit www.chiltern. Wendover and this concert, together with Anne Jones - Wendover Foodbank the plentiful supply of home-made cakes and tea, gave voice to this spirit in such a pleasurable way. Family Search I lived in Wendover from when I was born My hope is that these six talented, re-united until I was 30 on the Aylesbury Road. At friends will perform together again for us the age of 16 I went to the registry office to some time in the not too distant future. get my birth certificate and Mr Uff from the Anne Baiocchi village seemed reluctant to give it to me – Editor - Other letters about “The Seasons of I had to let him know I was already aware England” on my parents were actually my biological grandparents (Norah and Ernest ‘Tiny’ Wendover Young People Arrange Wells). I married Clive Young in 1969 and at the time, as the village was smaller, everyone Collections for Chiltern Foodbank Over the last two months young people from knew each other. When we split up I moved Wendover organised collections of food within away from the village but continued to come their schools to help feed local people in need. every week and visit my mother Norah until her death in 1995. Beth Humphries from Aylesbury High School, collected 63 kilos from her school - For years now I’ve been trying to find out any enough to feed seven people for three days. information about my biological father or a half Tara Harding, Kieran Hall, Kayleigh Hampton sister who was born 2 years after me in October and Megan 1951 to my biological mother, Joyce Wells. Davies (see photo) from I believe my father worked at RAF Halton, John Colet possibly in the cookhouse, sometime S c h o o l , between 1948 and 1950 (I was born We n d ove r November 1949). The name I’ve been given (class 11G) is Owen Gallagher and he had a best friend collected 84 nicknamed Cornish who used to drink in The kilos from George at the clock tower. their school. T h a t ’ s If anyone has any information, however enough to small it might seem, anything would be feed ten greatly appreciated. Replies to Wendover people for News, please. Maureen (Wells) three days.

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Brook House Meeting There was very squashed standing room the current AVDC approved plans of the only, even in the entrance hall, at the Public developer who claims interested buyers for Meeting about Brook House on Mon 16 Feb. one of the two houses that were to replace Brook House although at one time he Kelvin Campbell explained how “rights of seemed quite ready to sell the whole plot. a community to build” applies to Brook House. The main purpose of the meeting Kelvin described what could be achieved was to check public support in order to go with an extension of the Clock Tower to on trying to work out a solution. He showed give access to the garden by the stream and building for Parish Council offices, BOOKS AND POSTCARDS community use and other interests relating to Wendover. He was very careful to explain BOUGHT this was one possibility and more to be I also buy Stamps, Maps, Newspapers\Magazines, regarded as a trial to be explored further and Cigarette Cards and Prints nothing could go ahead without the support 30 years experience of collecting, selling and buying of the village hence the meeting.

with similar ideas. He discussed the method of raising funds in outline only and was quite sure the money could be found. There followed a question session and the general mood was of interest. At the end I took a straw pole only 4 hands were raised against moving on and the rest of the room, at least 100, were for proceeding. A more formal referendum would be needed.

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Local Face Mark Clay is just completing his first year as head of Fund Raising at PACE. He lives in Oxford and comes to Weston Turville every day to support a charity he believes in passionately. PACE is now expanding within our community and celebrates its silver jubilee, 25 years, in 2015, PACE started in 1990 when the parents of 4 severely disabled very young children organised three staff to administer conductive education for them in a barn in Dinton, near Aylesbury. This type of therapy had shown wonderful results in Hungary and the concept was now spreading to the UK. PACE is an acronym: “Positive Achievement (through) Conductive Education”. Since then, it has been the ambition to actively support children from as soon as possible after diagnosis in order to increase their mobility and capability as they grow. The greatest impact on developing improved motor function (and therefore life potential) can be achieved in

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a child’s early years, when neuro-plasticity (the ability of neural pathways to adapt and change) is at its greatest.

two ends of the age spectrum for PACE. Historic sites include Coventon Road, Riverside House and Booker Park School. PACE has become a significant regional charity whose catchments area has extended beyond Aylesbury and Buckinghamshire to include all the bordering counties and even into North West London Boroughs.

PACE at Wendover Celebrates 2014

Since their first move in 1997, PACE has been continuously expanding provision for children of all ages. In early 2014 a purposebuilt Early Years and Independence Centre was opened on Wendover Road, Weston Turville with specialist provision for early years and training for independence, the

The challenge that faces Mark and his team is to raise £1million per year to support the 100 children already benefitting from the provision and also to fund capital projects including phase 2 on the Aylesbury Road site with two more early years classrooms then phase 3 containing another classroom and offices. To support a recent event go to PACE is now leading a national consortium of other providers called Action Cerebral Palsy to seek positive changes in public policy towards children with CP and their families.

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



Gentle yoga & mindfulness, prior booking required. Wen Youth Centre, see ad p 2



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Sun 01

10.30 "Bring a Bear" Concert, Chilterns MS Centre, £7.50 adults; children free, see p 2

Sun 01

18.00 On Screen @WendoverLibrary - "Boyhood", Library Room, tickets £5 in advance, see p 2

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Tue 03

12.15-13.15 Lenten Lunches (also 10, 17, 24 & 31 March), Wendover Christian Centre, see p 2

Tue 03

19.15 Kimble & Ellesborough Hort Society AGM (19.15) & meeting (20.00), Stewart Hall, see p 2​hs

Tue 03

19.30 Get Wendover Cycling AGM, 64A Lionel Avenue, see p 2

Fri 06

21.00 Ruairi McManus (singer) at the King & Queen, South Street, Wendover, see p 2


Fri 06

and Sat 07, "Albert Herring" by Benjamin Britten, Court Theatre HP23 5QY

Sat 07

09.00-12.00 The Brain Tumour Charity Coffee Morning, Wingrave Community Centre HP22 4PD, p 2


Sat 07

10.00-18.00 and Sun 08, 11.00-16.00, Art Exhibition, Chilterns MS Centre, see p 2


Sun 08

07.00-19.00 until Sat 15 Wendover Wills Week, Stuart Fantham & Co Solicitors, see ad p 7

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09.30 Easy paced cycle ride from The Hub, Aston Clinton 11.30-13.00 Boxcrazy papercraft workshop, £15, Costa, World's End Garden Centre, see ad p 4


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19.45 Evening WI meeting, topic - The Dashwood Family, St Anne's Hall, see p 3


Wed 11

19.00 Grandparents Association Support Group, Holiday Inn HP22 5QT, see p 3

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Wed 11

20.00 A Clinton, Buckland & D Beauchamp Horticultural Society meeting, Anthony Hall, see p 3

Wed 11 Thu 12 Fri 13 Fri 13

20.00 Chiltern Humanists monthly meeting, Small Barn Hall, Amersham Comm Ctre, see p 3 13.00-15.00 Carers Bucks meeting, topic - Trading Standards, Library Room, see p 4 10.30 NEW! - Language Conversation Group, Library Room 14.00-15.00 Fun Friday - crafts for preschoolers, booking required, Wendover Library, see p 4

Fri 13

18.00 Evening Jumble Sale for Karibuni charity, Stoke Mandeville Methodist Church, see p 4

Sat 14

09.30 HS2 Meeting for Petitioners, Halton Village Hall, see pp 4 & 13

Sat 14 0845 230 3232 0845 230 3232

10.00 Mothering Sunday Craft Morning, Wendover Youth Centre see p 4

Sat 14

10.00-12.00 Wendover Evening WI Spring Fair, Library Room, see ad p 4


Sat 14

10.00-13.00 National Trust Volunteer Open Day, Hughenden Manor, see p 4


Sat 14

12.00-17.00 Open Day, Halton Tennis Centre, see p 4​uk

Sat 14

18.30 Family Film Night - BoxTrolls, Wendover Christian Centre, see p 5

Sat 14

21.00 The Mays Band at the King & Queen, South Street, Wendover, see p 2

Sun 15

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

Tue 17

14.30-15.30 Wendover Library, Knit & Natter, see ad p 3

Thu 19

09.00-14.00 Legacy Fairs Antiques & Collectors Market, Memorial Hall, see ad p 4

Thu 19

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14.30 Wendover Horticultural Society monthly meeting, Library Room, see p 5

Fri 20

19.30 Aston Wine Club, Buckland Village Hall


Fri 20

19.30 On Screen @WendoverLibrary - "The Grand Budapest Hotel", £5 in advance, see p 2

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Sat 21 Sat 21

09.00-13.00 Wendover Local Produce Market, Manor Waste 10.30 Wendover Christian Centre Book Club

Sat 21

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

Sat 21

14.30-16.30 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild, Stoke Mandeville Methodist Church, see p 5

Sat 21

15.15-16.30 Toddle Bop, Wendover Memorial Hall, see ad p 5

Sat 21

17.30-19.30 Kids Night Out at Wendover Memorial Hall, see ad p5

Sun 22 08.00 onwards Rennie Grove Hospice Care Chilterns Cycle Challenge, Kingsbury Square HP20 2JA, see p5​chilternscycle

Sun 22

09.30 Easy paced cycle ride from Stoke Mandeville Combined School


Thu 26

10.00 Pathfinder Course with the Chiltern Society


Thu 26

10.30 Charity Coffee Morning, Abbeyfield House, Dobbins Lane, Wendover, see p 6

Thu 26

19.30 Wendover Twinning Association Meeting - "Talking Wine", Library Room, see p 6

Fri 27

19.30 Rotary Club Annual "Big Quiz", Memorial Hall, see p 6


Fri 27

20.00 Weston Turville Historical Society, Weston Turville Village Hall, see p 6

Sat 28

08.30-11.00 St Mary’s Churchyard Tidy Up, see p 6

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Sat 28

10.00-12.00 Lindengate Volunteer Open Day, Wyevale Garden Centre, see p 6

Mon 30

daily to 11 April - Easter Tennis Camps, Halton Tennis Centre, see p 24

Mon 30

all day Charity Coffee Day for PACE, No2 Pound Street, see p 15

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Wendover News March 2015


Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

Parish Council Election

On Thursday 7 May, elections will be held for the 13 seats on Wendover Parish Council. Parish Councils have the power to make and influence decisions for the benefit of the people they serve. By being a Councillor you can see your community change for the better, as a result of decisions you have helped to make. You will need to attend the Council meeting each month, be encouraged to join at least one Committee - Planning, Amenities, Staffing or Finance and spend time reading background information and meeting papers etc., but how much additional time you dedicate to Council business is up to you. All meetings are held in the evenings. The District Council manages the elections, we expect to receive nomination packs in March, the deadline for delivery of nomination papers is 9th April. If you are interested in standing and want to find out more about the role of a Parish Councillor call or email - uk/election-2015/ we will notify you when packs are available.

Next Parish Council Meeting Monday 2 March, 7.30pm Library Room

lamp. The work is being carried out by our contractor SparkX who aim to cause as little disruption as possible.

Witchell Car Park

Annual Parish Meeting

Reminder for your diary, 15 April will be the last APM before the election in May. Come to the Memorial Hall and see what we have achieved and our aims for the future.

Local Produce Market Manor Waste 9am to 1pm Saturday 21 March

New Speed Reduction Signs

Last year the Parish Council’s Groundsmen rescued a number of cars parked on the area of grass/mud to the left of the entrance of the Witchell Car Park. Because of the need for extra spaces it has been decided to extend the car park to include this area. There are no plans to extend beyond the Club House. The project has gone out to tender and work is expected to start soon.

The Parish now has the Mobile Vehicle Activated Sign (MVAS) and it is at its first location. You may have noticed it on Tring Road, where it was reported to have visibly reduced speeding. The sign can be moved to different pre-approved sites and warns speeding drivers to slow down reinforcing the posted speed limit for the road. The unit can also collect data that can be used as evidence in persuading the Police to carry out enforcement on specific roads.

LED Street Light Upgrades

We are upgrading 120 street lights across the Parish replacing existing fittings with the latest light emitting diodes (LED). Lights which reduce energy consumption by up to two thirds and have a longer life span than traditional street lighting. The new LEDs produce a white light which allow objects and people to be identified more easily compared with the light from a traditional

McCoy’s Signage

Although we have no authority over signage and in this case no planning application was made, we have contacted AVDC, as the Planning Authority, and told them the Council does not believe the McCoy’s signage is in keeping with the rest of the Village. Please contact AVDC to make any comments.

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


Wendover News March 2015

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