July 2015 Wendover News

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July 2015

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

11 July

A Summer Serenade

Open Gardens 4 & 5 July

July 5

St Marys, Wendover

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

CDRS Dog Show St Leonard’s

Monday 20 July

Budgens Football Match

Committee on Thursday 22 June. The Brian Thompson article on page 7 was edited but can be read in full on www.wendovernews. co.uk with several photos. Similarly, Robert Duggan’s article on page 32 is augmented by photos on the website. Anyone wishing to buy a copy of the video can do so at the The day included 3 matches between Clocktower, price £5 per copy. Particular Budgens and Wendover FC, a raffle, bouncy thanks to Mitch from Motion Media for the castle and games run by the Youth Centre. superb achievement. The games went 2-1 in Wendover Mens FC’s favour and they won the Charity Match Postal collections Trophy. For the raffle they had donations On Monday 22 June, Royal Mail instituted from local businesses such as No.1, Agora, new times for Pretty Nails, Crumbs, Haringtons, The Flower most local postal Gallery and McCoy’s Fish and Chips. The collections. Notices raffle itself raised over £250 in store and on were posted on the day. some post boxes and Wendover News Budgens would like to thank everyone who telephoned the bought raffle tickets, attended the day and number given. At everyone involved at Wendover Mens FC the time of going to and Wendover Youth Centre. press, Royal Mail has not yet been able to answer queries HS2 Select Committee visit There are two articles in this edition by Wendover News. Watch the website, concerning the visit of the HS2 Select Facebook and Twitter for developments. Wendover Men’s Football Club challenged their sponsor, Sweeney’s Budgens to a charity football match on Sunday 31 May. A total of £960 was raised on the day for Wendover Youth Centre.

RAF Flypast

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Tuesday 7 & 21 July at 1.30pm

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

ANTIQUES AT . . . WENDOVER July Mystery Object at the Antiques Centre £10


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Let’s get the Summer started - it all kicks off at 4.30 This year’s designated charity is PACE transforming the lives of children with disabilities

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Wendover Music Concert Series 2015 at St Mary’s Church

Saturday 11 July 19.30 Martin James Bartlett (piano) BBC Young Musician 2014 playing

Bach, Liszt, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev

Events Cooking, Sewing & Knitting Groups Tai Chi & Qigong

From classes to casual meetings, if you like to begins Wed 1, 12noon, St Anne’s Hall make or decorate cakes, sew or knit, there is Weekly classes with Yangsheng School, sure to be a group for you. See pages 30 & 31. see www.yangshengtaichi.com, There are also tai chi classes with Yangsheng School Cycle Rides and Local Walks & the Chiltern Society every Friday in July Group cycle rides that begin in or near at 10am in Wendover Woods. See www. Wendover have been organised by the local Cycle Touring Club. Any bike will do chilternsociety.org.uk for details. as long as it’s roadworthy. Newcomers always welcome, but please try an easypaced ride first. Newcomer and Easy Paced rides Sunday 5, 9.30am from Wendover Clocktower. Visit southbuckscycling.or​g.uk/ rides for more.

St Michaels Street Folk Evening

Wed 1, 8pm, St Michaels Street, St Albans Whitchurch Morris will be performing at this event featuring music & dance.

Open Evening & BBQ

The Ramblers have a programme of organised Thu 2, 5-7pm, Wendover Campus walks in the Wendover area. Have a look at Campus tour & BBQ food. Please RSVP on the listings on pages 30 & 31 for more details. aking@bucksgfl.org.uk or 01296622157.

St Mary’s Teas

Tring Lions Medieval Quiz Night

Sundays 2.30-5pm until 27 September, Thu 2, 7.30pm, Victoria Hall HP23 6AA St Mary’s Church in Wendover is offering £10 each/£75 for table of 8. Ticket includes afternoon tea. Drop in and enjoy a cuppa! pottage & rye bread. info@tringlions.org.​uk

Lacey Green Windmill

Windmill Farm HP27 0PG The windmill will be open on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from 2pm to 5pm until Sunday 27 September. Admission is £2 per adult and £1 per child (aged 5-15).

Ferret Racing

Fri 3, 6pm, Aldbury Farm HP23 5RS Advance tickets available from www.gwct. org.uk/buck​sferrets. Benefits the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust.

Exhibitions at Bucks County Museum Haddenham Beer Festival

Bucks Open Studios Fanfare until 4 July; Lutes, Lyres & Ukuleles until 22 August; Lorraine Izon, Muir Trust artist-in-residence 27 July-21 August.

Little Creators

Tue 30 June, 10.30-11.15, Library Room Structured arts & crafts activity workshop for Tickets from St Mary’s Church Shop, Wendover, pre-school children and their parents. Taster by phone from Aylesbury Tourist Board (01296 330559) sessions also on Thursday 2, Tuesday 7 and or from www.wendovermusic.org.uk Thursday 16 July.

Sat 4, 11am-9pm, Haddenham Jr Sch HP17 8DS Summerfest 2015 - a wonderful family-friendly event with live bands and refreshments in many forms. Tickets £5 in advance or £6 on the day. www.summerfest.org.u​k

Open Day

Sat 4, Weston Turville Reservoir Includes taster sessions hosted by the angling and sailing clubs together with guided walks courtesy of the local Wildlife Trust.

Volunteers Needed at Chilterns MS Centre

Do you have a few hours spare each week? Would you like to make a difference in your community? Then join our friendly team!

The Chilterns MS Centre offers a range of therapies and services to provide comprehensive and holistic care for people with Multiple Sclerosis. Due to recent developments at the Centre volunteers are needed to assist in various roles to ensure continuous care of our members. You will meet a range of professionals, patients and carers in one of the most modern facilities in the country. An air conditioned atrium – spacious well equipped kitchen – treatment rooms – hydrotherapy pool – oxygen chamber & multi-gym. Find out what we do at www.chilternsmscentre.org and call Aaron Cox, Business Manager, to chat about joining our amazing team of volunteers on 01296 696133 or Email: info@chilternsmscentre.org Chilterns MS Centre, Oakwood Close, Wendover HP22 5LX


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Sat 4, 10am-4pm, SM Meth Church HP22 5UJ Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers Guild workshop, Members; £25.00, Visitors; £30.00. Textile dyeing using vinegar and iron filings, with Marilyn Pipe. Also - Mini Workshop, Sat 18, 2.30-4.30pm.

Midsummer Fizz Party

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July Loyalty Card Offers

If you are not receiving the monthly email reminder and would like to, please check your spam and junk folders or send your details, including your ILW card number to ilovewendover@wendoverchamber.co.uk See also www.wendoverloyaltycard.com and noticeboards in Sweeney’s Budgens, Costa, Wendover Hardware, Peach Lane and Harpenden BS

Sat 4, 11am-12.30pm, All Saints Little Kimble ADH Window Cleaning: 20% discount: Patio & Decking pressure washing Benefits restoration of Kimble Churches. Tickets £6 per person from 25% off conservatory roof cleaning! Gutter clean check £30 discounted from any work done. 07777 654383 tickets@kimblechurches.org.uk.

Open Garden for NGS

Sat 4-Sun 5, 2-5.30pm, 11 The Paddocks, Wendover Come and enjoy an English garden filled with roses and delphiniums, full of colour and scent.

Bike Check

Sun 5, 11am-4pm, Manor Waste Free bike safety check by a professional bike mechanic. Cycle-tech’s Martin Wilkins has offered these free checks in response to a request from Get Wendover Cycling, and he will have his mobile workshop, so why not come along and get your bike checked free of charge? Any parts that you may decide to have replaced that he has with him, such as cables, will need to be paid for. For more information visit www.cycle-tech.co.uk, or contact Chris Peeler 01296 624089 or Brian Bostock 01296 624694.

Open Gardens for Scannappeal

Sun 5, 1.30-5pm, various locations Four very different gardens in Wendover open for Scannappeal. Admission: £5 per adult includes entry to all gardens. Further information from Chris Peeler (01296 624089) or Stephanie Hallam (01494 734161). Gardens: Mr & Mrs C Peeler, 64a Lionel Avenue HP22 6LS; Mr & Mrs R Birch, 79 Perry Street HP22 6DJ; Mrs M Sketch, 44 Hale Road HP22 6NF; Claire Snowdon, Abbeyfield, Dobbins Lane HP22 6BP.

A Little Bird Gallery: Buy any print from us, get it framed at HALF price Cambridge Weight Plan: 10% off initial appointment. 01296 623560 Chilterns Sports Clinic: 10% off any service and treatment except Swim Stroke Analysis (www.sportsinjuryclinic.org.uk / 01296 696133) Costa: 10% discount (cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer) FORM: FREE 15 min. Consultations: Personal Training & Nutritional Therapy with Cat Booker, Form Studio, 2 Robert Mews cat@formptb.com Hemingford Pest Control: £10 off ANY accepted quote 07736 327808 James Lyons Catering: Dine at home with rosette standard food. Looking to entertain a client then please call James - 07896059275 Liveluxe: FREE gift with purchases over £20. 07786 990 537 Maria Bray Nutritional Therapist: 10% off for initial appointment, 581561 No2: 10% OFF our delicious Deli Tasting Platters at No2 Pound Street (not in conjunction with any other offers) Pat Riley Page: 5% off lasting Powers of Attorney document started in July. 07703 462198 Perry House Dental Surgery: 20% off bleaching,conditions apply. Simon Carter: 10% off all accessories Spice Garden: £5 off on orders over £25 The Loft Studio & Gallery: FREE artist’s card with Limited Edition print purchase. Village Environment Services: 20% discount on accepted estimate for CCTV drain survey or drain clearance, 07850 635844. Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre: 10% off pet consultations and vaccinations during the month of July (T& Cs apply) 01296 623439 Wendover Wood: 10% discount 01296 623869

KEHS Summer Show

Sun 5, 2.30-4.30pm, Stewart Hall, Little Kimble Come along and enjoy some beautiful displays of flowers and vegetables, together with delicious home-made teas.

WENDOVER COMMUNITY LIBRARY We are looking for someone to help us run the new Tourist Information Centre in the library. Are you interested? Please let Carol Williams in the library know.

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DON’T FORGET OUR CHARITY GOLF DAY at Whiteleaf Golf Club on 17th September. We are still looking for individuals and teams of four. A great day out for £35pp. For more information visit the Library or www.buckscommunitylibraries.org/wendover/friends-of-wendover-library


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Sunday 19 July 2pm to 5pm Plants, cakes, books, tombolas, refreshments, white elephants, nearly new, bell tower open, etc Enquiries 424982 Indoors if wet

You are warmly invited to

A Service for Wholeness and Healing

St. Mary’s Church, Wendover Sunday, 19 July– 5.30pm

The service lasts for about 40minutes See events page 6 for more details

Summer Serenade,

Sun 5, 5.15pm St Mary’s Church, Wendover Brought to you by the team who recently performed “The Seasons of England”: songs, poems and readings to lift the spirits. Tickets at the door only - £10. Under 16s free. Tea and cakes (benefit St Mary’s) from 3.30-5pm.

Wendover Toddlers

Cream Teas - 3 to 5pm

St Mary’s, Church Walk, Weston Turville Sunday 28 June Sunday 26 July Sunday 30 August Monday 31 August BH Sunday 27 September

Mon 6, 1.30-3pm, Wendover Memorial Hall Sing & Sign will be visiting. Admission free on first session, then £2 for 1 child, siblings £1, under 6 months free. Final session for the term Monday 20 July.

Delicious home-made cakes and scones Guides & Brownies for Esme TAI CHI & QIGONG Improves joints, mobility, balance, etc. New beginners class, all ages St. Anne’s Hall, Wendover

Wednesdays from noon - 1.30pm Contact Keith Fensom 07787 224823

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Mon 6, 6-8.30pm, Wen Guide Hut, Manor Cres 4th Wendover Brownies & 2nd Wendover Guides fundraising evening for Esme’s Allstars, with games & food. Come along!

KEHS Meeting

Tea & Talk

Thu 9, 10.30-11.30, Library Room Alan Myers hosts a quiz.

Summer Funday Festival

Sat 11, 12 - 3pm, John Colet School fields Funday open to all and full of activities and BBQ food. Event organised & match funded by the Wendover Youth Forum with support from BCC, the Wendover LAF and Budgens Wendover. The funday is to help raise funds for future events and activities for young people in the area. For information, visit www. youthforum.co.uk/wendover; for updates find the event on Facebook www.facebook. com/wendoveryouthforum or scan the QR code.

St Michael & All Angels Summer Fete

Sat 11, 2-5pm, bbq from 6pm, St Michael & Tue 7, 8pm All Angels, Aston Clinton Evening Garden Visit: Professor Sandy Classic English afternoon teas on the lawn. 17:19 Primrose, High Wycombe. With stalls, raffle, children’s activities and local

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Events music & entertainment. Followed at 6pm by on Vera Brittain’s memoirs. Get your tickets a family BBQ featuring live music, traditional now for just £5.00 from the Library. No seat pub games and a bottle of beer or two. allocation; bring a cushion for your chair!

CDRS Dog Show

Sat 11, 2-5pm, St Leonard’s Hall & Field Fun dog show with many classes, including “dog the judge would most like to take home”. £2 per dog per class, parking £1. More details on www.chilternsdogresc​uesociety.org.uk.

Pedal for PACE Summer Sportive

Sat 18, Towersey Manor House OX9 3QR Cycling fun for all the family! Starting and finishing at the Manor House in Towersey, near Thame, with 100k, 50k and traffic free 20k routes to choose from, priced at £25, £15 and £5 and starting at 8am, 9am and Wendover Music Concert 10am respectively. Plenty of free parking, Sat 11, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church, Wendover toilets and also beautiful grounds to enjoy. Featuring Martin James Bartlett. See ad page 2. Sign up quickly and easily online at www. pedalforpace.org. Gemstone Midnight Walk Sat 11, midnight, starts Aylesbury College 6 or 13 mile sponsored walk for ladies in Outing to RHS Wisley aid of Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity. Sat 18, departs 10am Join Wendover Horticultural Society on this Details on www.gemstonewalk.co.uk. annual trip. Open to non-members. Contact Wild West Summer Fair & Craft Market 01296 622334 for details. Sun 12, 11am-4pm, Missenden Abbey Help Rennie Grove celebrate 30 years of care Sunflower Competition Sat 18,10.30am-12noon, Wendover Library at this Wild West-themed summer party. Plant a sunflower - 50p entry for 3 years+.

TWS Jazz Picnic

Sun 12, 12-3pm, The Red House, Wendover Book Club A great party for all ages, with music, games Sat 18, 10.30–11.30am, Wen Christian Ctre and swimming, entry £10. Tickets before the Wendover Free Church invites all avid readers day from Graham Watts on 01296 620450. to Book Club for an hour of book-based discussion. No set books – just an opportunity Wine & Cheese Evening to hear what others have been reading and Sun 12 to air your views and recommendations. All Join Wendover Twinning Assn. Details from are welcome. We always begin with coffee Dawn Rance on dawnrance@hotmail.co.uk. and often there is cake, too!

Wendover Evening WI

Tue 14, 7.45pm, St Anne’s Hall The speaker will be Anna Conti whose subject is: “Stained Glass – not just churches”. On Saturday 25 July from 10am-12noon, Wendover WI will be gathering at The Millennium Oak Tree (planted by the Wendover WI) on the corner of Halton Lane and Aylesbury Road to decorate the tree as part of the WI National Centenary.

Mikron Theatre!

Fri 17, 7pm, Lindengate Site Performing “One of Each”. Bring a picnic, chairs and rugs and enjoy outdoor entertainment with all the family. Performance starts 7pm. Parking at Wyevale Garden Centre. Tickets £12 (£10 concs, family tickets on request), email info@lindengate.org.uk. Benefits Lindengate.

Party in the Garden

Sat 18, 4.30pm onwards, Shoulder of Mutton The pub’s new management team, Oliver & Gareth, are determined to honour the tradition with all the usual family fun including party games & dances, under 14s karaoke competition and live music from Counting Colours. This year’s charity is PACE, to coincide with their 25th anniversary. All proceeds from the hog roast (donated by Kings Farm Shop) and prize draw raffle will go to this great Aylesbury based children’s charity. Outside bar serving bottled soft drinks, beers, ciders & cask ale proudly supported by the Chiltern Brewery. See p 1.

Little Acorns Teddy Bears Picnic

Sun 19, 10.30am-1pm, John Colet School Fun for everyone in celebration of Little Acorns 25th anniversary. Details & tickets Fri 17, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room A love story of war & remembrance based from enquiries@littleacor​nswendover.org.

On Screen: “Testament of Youth”


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Cream Teas & Art in Dunsmore

Moonrakers Concert

Sun 19, 2-4.30pm, Church of the Resurrection Sat 25, 7.30pm, Ellesborough Church HP17 0XG Cream Teas and Art Studio. Ample parking. Tickets & enquiries 01296 622306. Admission £10.00. www.moonrakers.net

Summer Fayre

Sun 19, 2-5pm, St Mary’s, W Turville Fun for all! See advert p 4.

Service for Wholeness & Healing

Cream Teas

Sun 26, 3-5pm, St Mary the Virgin HP22 5SH Home-made treats. See advert page 4.

Sun 19, 5.30pm, St Mary’s Church, Wendover

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Jazz Concert

Thu 23, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church, Aylesbury James Pearson Trio. www.greensandjazz.or​g.uk

Record-breaking Teddy Bears Picnic

Fri 24, 2.30-3.30pm, Wendover Library £1, prizes for largest, smallest & oldest cuddly toy.

Bucks FHS Open Day

Sat 25, 10am-4pm, The Grange School HP21 7NH Buckinghamshire’s major family history event, with help and advice from friendly, experienced family historians.

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Coming up...

• 27 June and 1 Aug - FREE Tennis days at Pipers Corner School. www.tennis4kids.co.uk • 12 Aug - Wendover & District Rotary Teddy Bears’ Picnic, WT Village Hall • 4 Sept - Cricket Club 150th Anniversary Fete - Beer Festival & Hog Roast, Witchell Ground • 19 Sept - BBQ, Wendover Guide Hut. • Oct - Chess tournament in Liffré. Details & registration on liffreopen.echecs35.fr.

Thinking about Lasting Powers of Attorney ….? There has been much in the press recently about the benefits of preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney (an ‘LPA’) – would you and your family like to find out more and at a time to suit you …? We know that there’s never enough time to do everything during a busy week and this is something you need to discuss together - to save you taking time off work, you can now book a no-obligation FREE appointment with one of our Solicitors at our next Saturday Surgery on Saturday 11 July. This will enable you and your family to get together with us in a more relaxed environment on a Saturday morning and to benefit from some straight-forward, practical advice - tea and biscuits included!

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HS2 On Thursday 11 June, Bob Duggan and I had the honour of joining the HS2 Select Committee tour of Wendover. From our perspective the whole point of the visit was to convince the Select Committee that we needed a bored tunnel. I think we did as well as we could have. The day was gorgeous, lovely sunny and bright – the perfect day to see the Chilterns AONB. I ended up in row 3, a perfect position just behind the Select Committee and in front of HS2. You did not need a microphone to get your point across if they were missing something important. Not that that was needed really. In the front were the HS2 Engineer and David Lidington sharing both a pair of seats and a microphone – one giving a very dry description of what they were proposing to do and David highlighting the issues involved. David did a great job of articulating the issues and required little assistance from me. My role seemed to evolve into telling the driver where to go –

which was probably just as well. At many of the stops only the Committee got off the coach; it allowed them to talk to locals and individuals without the time spent in everyone getting off and on the bus. At this point I need to say that the Select Committee were very fixated on time and schedules, with Sir Peter Bottomley leading the pack. The stops went well, the turn out was great and you were all polite, the select committee were happy to hear your points. The stop at St Mary’s went really well –the 3 presentations complemented each other. Coming away from St Mary’s one of the select committee said this was the best presentation they had had so far. I guess having 300 people sitting listening quietly to the noise of a high speed train was very powerful. I commend the headmaster of Chiltern Way Federation - in a short period he made a great impact. After that a video of the proposed HS2 line passing Wendover was shown.

A stop at Bacombe Lane and then the High Street. It was great for the Select Committee to see a thriving market and equally important to see the DoE students hiking down the High Street. The Ellesborough road stop gave opportunity for people living there to voice their concerns. There was also a presentation by Edward Mogford on the horrible impact it would have on their farming business. At Coombe Hill the view was spectacular. After the presentation, the Select Committee continued on their tour and I left the group. I had a brief chat with David Lidington, who was very complimentary about the whole Wendover visit and thought we had made a very strong and favourable impression on the Select Committee. I would like to thank everyone who turned out at the various stops, and especially those who worked and contributed to the success of this day. It was real teamwork and nice to see the community come together in common cause. Brian Thompson

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Wendover Remembers All material copyright 2015 Wendover Remembers

JULY 1915

Events during July 1915 showed how the war had become a truly world conflict. After taking heavy losses on the Eastern Front, the Russians, allies of the British and French, withdrew their troops from Poland. The Allies gratefully accepted the offer from General Smuts to form a South African volunteer contingent. On the Italian Front, the Second Battle of the Isonzo began on 18 July.

In Wendover, Princess Victoria of Schleswig Holstein, the grand-daughter of Queen Victoria, officially opened the YMCA hut, erected in the infants’ school playground. The YMCA hut proved a popular recreation centre for the troops based at the Halton Camp. It provided tea, sandwiches and was used for concert parties. Apparently, there was never any shortage of entertainers from both the soldiers and local people.

Fierce fighting continued in Gallipoli against the Turks. Allied casualties in Gallipoli to the end of June (i.e. after two months) amounted to 42,430. In Mesopotamia (now Iraq) British troops advanced to the river Euphrates. War at sea continued and a German submarine UC2 was rammed by the British steamer Cottingham off Yarmouth and the German code book was captured. On the Western Front the first Royal Flying Corps fighter squadron - No 11 - landed in France. Flame throwers were used for the first time by the Germans during an attack on the British line near Hooge in Belgium.

The Wendover Magazine was published for the first time in July 1915. It was started by the Rev C. C. Sharp, the Vicar of St Mary’s, and aimed at providing news and entertaining articles. It was open to all religious denominations and both the Rev W. Williams of the Congregational Church and the Rev J. Cross of the Baptist Chapel contributed to the first edition. The national press printed excellent reviews of the Wendover Magazine – a whole column in the Daily News - and the British Weekly went as far as to say that: “at last there has fallen from the skies the model Parish Magazine”.

Wendover’s YMCA.


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On 4 July the Archbishop of Canterbury, Randall Davidson, preached at Evensong in St Mary’s Church. The collection, for the Church Army War Work, amounted to £7 3s. Afterwards the Archbishop held an open air service for soldiers at Witchell. The Parish Council received tenders for the building of a Public Convenience and also a request for the repair of the parish pump in Back Street. The Council members must have been in high spirits since it was reported: “Curiously enough, the pump was situate between two public houses, and it would be a good thing to have it in working order, if only for the sake of relieving pressure of business on those two houses. (Laughter). There being no seconder, the proposition [for the pump] fell through.” Mike Senior & Val Moir If you have any family reminiscences you would like to share, please contact Wendover News as shown below and on the front page.

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Chiltern Society Produces Walking Book WENDOVER MEMORIAL HALL The Chiltern Society has produced a new walking book, 50 Great Walks in the Chilterns, as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations. The book comprises favourite walks from Society volunteers and includes circular walks of varying length, split into three geographical areas throughout the entire Chilterns area from south Oxfordshire to north Herts.

Compiler Andrew Clark, who headed a team of volunteers to produce the book, said: ”It is a real celebration of the wonderful walking Extraordinary Times country to be found in the Chiltern Hills. Every What connects the drowning of a convict week people and families turn out in huge in six feet of water, an award of £5 from numbers to visit its glorious countryside to a famous colonel for an act of bravery, a enjoy either a pleasant stroll or a serious walk. murder trial in Belfast, an Australian nun, a body found minus both feet, an accidental The book comes 15 years after the Society discovery of a Roman ruin, the deaths of established The Chiltern Way, a 130 mile dozens in a boat disaster 90 miles from the long path, which has since had a number of sea and a World War I soldier stationed at extensions added to it. Society members are Halton Park? Extraordinary Times is a history also part of the Ridgeway Partnership, helping

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Local News to maintain and promote the Ridgeway trail The Lionel Abel-Smith Trust which runs through the Chilterns. The Trust would like local residents to Bringing in transforming Archangelic energies and 8 Week Mindfulness Meditation Course 2015 50 Great Walks in the Chilterns is available be aware that although the majority of grants are awarded at the Annual Meeting, Mornings in Wendover via the Chiltern Society website www. applications are considered and grants are FFI holisticlouise@btinternet.com chilternsociety.org and through local bookshops www.beingmystical.co.uk awarded throughout the year. Anyone who priced £14.95. The walks are also available to 01296 696285 mob 07742 185 819 lives in the parish of Wendover or the Moor download individually via the ViewRanger app. Park Estate who wishes to know more about the Trust, or to apply for a grant, should A New Minister Wendover Free Church is pleased to announce that consult the website www.wendovertrust. Garden Design & Build a new minister has been appointed. The church org and contact The Clerk at 14A Vicarage has been without a minister since the departure Close, Wendover HP22 6DS, or email of Revd Heather McIntyre in April 2014, but will clerk@wendovertrust.org, giving a contact Ring Jamie on 07734 152084 be joined by Remco van den Heuvel in September telephone number and address. or email: sereneland@outlook.com this year. Remco, who was born in Holland, is Next year’s meeting will be on 13 April and the currently completing his studies at Regent’s Park closing date for applications to be considered College, Oxford and will be ordained as a minister then will be the end of February 2016. in the Baptist denomination on Saturday 18 July in his home church in Slough. He and his wife You’re Invited! Elly will move to Wendover during the summer St Mary’s Church is launching a new and and a service of induction and welcome will be innovative All Age Service in September, celebrated in the Free Church (in the building which will be called Explore! This new service shared with St Anne’s Roman Catholic Church) on will literally have something for everyone, Saturday 12 September. young and old, those who are new to church Healing Meditation Group

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Thank you to all the good people of Wendover who stopped by our final Open House and Fairtrade Sale on 16-17 May. Over the two days, 70-80 people stopped in and more than £700 was raised for Advantage Africa. We are very grateful for your support, and will miss Wendover. Odile Pollard

Feeding Red Kites

I was alarmed to read a letter (Wendover News, June 2015 edition) from a pet owner asking people to think about the consequences on pets of feeding red kites. Whilst I agree with what the correspondent says, in my opinion the consequences are even worse than those stated. People should leave the red kites alone and under no circumstances be feeding them. This is why: • Red kites are more than able to fend for themselves. They should not be treated as if they were garden birds. If there is insufficient food in an area, they will move out to where they can find food


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naturally. Artificial feeding is preventing their dispersal to normal densities. • Artificially high densities cause conflicts of interests. “Urban myths” start to spread and mantras such as “there are too many kites” gain currency. • It is selfish behaviour to attract these birds to gardens by providing food. The “feeder” may live near to a neighbour who hates them and starts spreading rumours such as “the red kites ate my guinea pig/rabbit/whatever”. • Feeding the kites can be a death warrant – such as at RAF Benson. This establishment has been given a licence to shoot any red kites that are considered to put flight safety at risk – appeals to nearby villagers to stop feeding them fell on deaf ears. Everyone who really cares about nature and our birdlife would not jeopardise the red kites in this way for their own selfish pleasures. Additionally, as the original correspondent pointed out, it is doubly selfish in that it now appears to be having a knock on detrimental effect on pets.

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You Write Many people and organisations are really worried about individuals feeding the red kites. The RSPB Aylesbury group is one example of a concerned organisation. We appeal to all individuals who are feeding red kites to ask them to please stop it. If you live near to a property where it occurs (and it is completely obvious where this is from the flocks of circling birds) and you have a good relationship with that householder, could you consider having a quiet word with them to ask politely and gently if they could stop it? It is time for real bird lovers to step up to speak for the red kites and stop the selfish feeding. Please feeders, just leave the birds alone. Stop feeding them from your garden. Sue Hetherington

Thanks from the White Swan

We would like to thank all the runners who represented the White Swan in the Coombe Hill Run, also their sponsors (Dayla ~ Tim Cooper & JFC Eng Group ~ Simon Barratt), in helping them raise in excess of £1000 to be split between Chiltern Prostate Cancer Support Group & Aylesbury Area Disabled Club. With a special thanks to Nick Taylor for organising the event and helping to keep it alive! Well done to all involved in organising, assisting on the day and competing! Paul & Mel

Proposals to further develop the Wendover Schools Campus Site

We are writing to register our opposition to these proposals in their current form. We are members of the local community who only heard of the proposals when in receipt of a Bucks County Council Consultation on the matter. We have responded as invited, noting that the consultation is open until 26/6/15. In common with many local residents, we are already at the end of our tether with the gross nuisance and inconvenience caused by the site. We feel it is overdeveloped as it stands. We are unprepared to even consider agreeing to further expansion until the extensive problems are rectified. We note that the schools say they are confident that they can cope with more pupils. This, of course, to us is only part of the issue. Local residents are stakeholders too and feel angry at being expected to contribute as community chargepayers to an ever diminishing quality of neighbourhood convenience and tranquility. We are also unhappy that www.wendovernews.co.uk

there appears to be a lack of joined up planning which allows a big development like Princess Mary Gate to go ahead with no infrastructure provision except what can only be described as a glorified corner shop. Why should the residents of Wharf and Manor Roads area pay the price for the profits made from the Princess Mary Hospital site? Local residents have discussed the issue amongst themselves and we have a lot of suggestions to make. We are considering forming a Residents Association and would ask that we are given a voice before any irrevocable decisions affecting us are taken. Andrew and Sue Hetherington


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Protect your business associates, your loved ones and yourself by legally preparing lasting powers of attorney for financial and property matters - and possibly health and welfare matters too. These are matters that should be seen to before it is too late. Whereas a will sets out your wishes after you have died, the lasting powers of attorney ensures someone chosen by you is legally able to ensure your wishes are met whilst you are still living but unable to act for yourself perhaps because of long term illness, head injury, dementia etc. Some of the over-riding memories I have from working as a solicitor in London are of the numerous times clients expressed their regret and annoyance with themselves that they and their partners and their parents had not made lasting powers of attorney. Therefore, when someone close became incapacitated the financial or property matters had to be taken to the court of protection who quite often took six months or more to act and to appoint someone of their choice to oversee matters. The process was expensive and restricting and often led to financial loss and problems for businesses, particularly sole traders and partnerships, and of course for family dependant upon being able to access bank accounts.

The New Fitness, Sports Massage & The newest member of the team, Lisa Jay, Nutrition Destination In Wendover works with Cat already as a Spinning(R), FORM Personal Training & Biomechanics arrived in Wendover on 23 May. Since the opening day, existing personal training clients from the local area and newcomers have been working to achieve goals in weight loss, strength gains, remedial strength and conditioning, sport performance, nutritional health, and wellness with various members of the team who came together at FORM under Cat Booker’s belief that there is demand for a holistic approach.

Clients at FORM can have a herbal tea, organic soft drink or filtered water on tap during the free personal training consultations provided. The sports and deep tissue massage therapist, Peter Littlewood, and nutritional therapist, Maria Bray, run an excellent initial appointment consultation. The Founder, Head Trainer Cat Booker, and her team are local to Wendover and very well established in their professions.

As soon as FORM opened, new sports massage/ deep tissue remedial appointments started booking up for triathletes, cyclists, or people with long-term niggles, or issues such as chronic I have set up my company, Lasting Powers of back or shoulder problems. Attorney (Wendover and District), to give a very personalised, reasonably priced service As well as the sports & remedial work and at times to suit you. For further details personal training, FORM are running small please see my advertisement on page 13 or group courses in a class format, designed to simply telephone me, Patricia Riley-Page, on offer people more attention and assess their 07703 462198. movement as an individual within a group.

circuits, kettlebells, and suspension training and personal training coach. Both Cat and Lisa have experience in sports, competition and working with people post injury or in prehabilitation to keep them well conditioned using advanced foam roller techniques, and the latest products on the market to help people do their own recovery training. One of the main areas of the business is intrinsic biomechanics which studies the functional movement in screening tests, to help people move more freely, and get to the root of biomechanics problems. This is the background of Cat Booker, and her network with physiotherapy and the biomechanics association MAMA. The services of nutritional therapy can include helping people with digestive problems, skin disorders, hormonal issues, and weight loss, to coordinating tests for thyroid, organ function, and intolerance or allergy diagnosis. As a group, the team supports clients who may be using all services over time, or more over others. Either way, FORM work closely with reputable physiotherapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and osteopaths to support clients’ needs. “There is not one panacea for all ills, but we truly believe in training, treatments and therapy support making a difference to people’s lives on whatever level that might be.” Cat Booker

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So if you’re a teen who hasn’t got many plans for this summer, I’m writing this for you! I’ve got a selection of ideas to give you, the most important being volunteering. Volunteering seems pointless to some people because it is unpaid work. However, a lot of people - specifically teenagers - have forgotten or maybe never even knew the benefits volunteering can have. One advantage is the experience you gain. If you’re aged 15-17, being involved in as much as you can is great to build up your CV or even your UCAS application should you decide to go to university. Volunteer work demonstrates you have experience with customers; you can sell products/ services with a professional manner and you are happy to actively represent the local community. Finding paid work has become increasingly difficult over the last few years so giving up your free time really helps you stand out. Research shows that 74% of employers would recruit a candidate who has volunteered over a candidate who hasn’t, which shows even without paid work on your CV, volunteering is still highly valued and can increase your chances of a job. Another benefit to volunteering is the chance of gaining a new skill you never knew you had – what if you realise during a shift in a charity shop that you LOVE arranging the shop window display? As well as gaining hands-on experience, you are widening your versatility and developing new skills, which can only be beneficial for your future.

helping you to find paid work. Wendover is a great place for volunteering. Charity shops and local groups are always keen to hear from volunteers, so pop in and get involved - they would love to meet you! As well as volunteering for the summer, you could look for summer activities or work experience specific to young people to get involved with. Last summer, I attended a 6 week programme in media where I learnt so much about radio, social media and even met the odd famous person! This boosted my confidence for one, but more importantly it opened so many doors to me such as blogging, which was suggested to me by the founder of a BAFTA award-winning company. Although summer activities might be unpaid, you are still learning and widening your knowledge/understanding in aspects of life you enjoy. You can look on the ‘Connexions Bucks’ Facebook page for work experience, but also try ringing companies or going in to see them and asking for a work experience placement. www.gothinkbig.co.uk provides a huge range of work experience placements alongside internships/ apprenticeships/ events etc which are definitely worth applying for. These are not just fun, beneficial and exciting…they are a great way to make the most of your summer rather than lying in bed until 1pm, wasting your summer away. Not that I have ever been guilty of that of course...!

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Little Acorns Kindergarten is celebrating 25 to make progress in their development and learning at their own pace. We aim years in September this year! to provide opportunities for all children Little Acorns was opened in Wendover to succeed in a caring atmosphere where Youth Centre in 1990 by a group of parents. everyone is equally valued. Children learn in We moved in June 2011 to a purpose built many different ways and at Little Acorns we facility which includes a large playroom, provide a range of opportunities to deepen Quiet Room, fully equipped kitchen, outside their understanding. These include playing, area and children’s toilets. We have evolved observing, investigating, talking, listening, through the many changes in Early Years reflecting and responding to adults and to education over the years and continue to each other. prosper with full waiting lists. Our dedicated team of qualified staff provides a happy and Little Acorns Kindergarten prides itself on safe learning environment for the children. developing strong ties with their families and promote working in partnership with For many children, starting pre-school is parents. Our last Ofsted report commented the first big step towards independence. “Children make good progress in the Early Therefore you would want your child to be Years Foundation Stage. Staff have built in the best possible setting to achieve this. By excellent partnerships with parents and share choosing Little Acorns, you can be assured of good partnerships with other professionals a happy, stimulating and safe environment involved with the children. The manager and staff are committed to developing the for your child. provision for children. They demonstrate a Our aim is to provide a wide range of activities good capacity for improvement.” Michelle Russell, Manager and experiences that encourage children

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New Website and launch of webGP

Following patient feedback received after our survey earlier this year, we have been developing a new website, and are pleased to say this will be available soon. Our aim is that the new website will be simpler and much easier to navigate than the existing one. So far in the NHS we have continued to rely largely on face-to-face consultation and the telephone, and very little use has been made of modern media to facilitate self-help and consultation with health professionals. This is all set to change! Alongside developing the new website, Westongrove will be launching an online consultation tool called webGP in the next few months. Using webGP our patients will be able to access information on about 100 common health conditions, including advice on self-help treatments and what symptoms might indicate a serious problem. webGP will also give our patients the opportunity to consult electronically with a member of the doctor team by completing a special form on-line. It is accessible via a computer or a mobile device such as a smartphone. Our aim is that webGP will become a digital front door to the practice. This will be really useful to our patients as it will be available at all hours and will avoid the necessity of having to wait for an appointment or call back, and it can be accessed anywhere where the internet is available.

Friends and Family Test (FFT)

The FFT was introduced as a requirement for all GP practices in January 2015. Each month we are required to ask patients who have had an interaction with us, how likely they would be to recommend our services to their friends and family. Since January we have had 965 responses across Westongrove (i.e. applying to Wendover, Aston Clinton and Bedgrove) as follows: Extremely likely to recommend – 59% Likely to recommend – 25% Neither likely or unlikely – 6% Unlikely – 5% Extremely unlikely – 2% Don’t know or no answer given – 3% www.wendovernews.co.uk

We are keen to use the additional question to gain valuable feedback about how we might improve our services, and therefore we ask “If we could change one thing about your care or treatment, what would it be?” The responses have highlighted that some patients are not aware of all of the services we offer and our opening times, and we hope that some of these can be clarified below: • Lunchtime closing - We do not close at lunchtime, our doors are open, except for staff training days. Between 1 and 2pm our routine phone lines are closed but an emergency line remains open. • Closure for staff training - Aylesbury Vale CCG supports practices by providing cover for 10 afternoons of training each year. Therefore we close for 1 afternoon per month except August and December, but we don’t shut every week. • Ordering repeat prescriptions online This is a service that we offer, as well as access to your summary medical record. Please register to use these services at Reception. • Appointments on a Saturday or during the evening - We are open on a Saturday morning for booked appointments and dispensary from 8.30 to 11am (except bank holiday weekends), and we offer appointments until 7.30pm on a Tuesday evening. All of the responses have been really useful, and are helping us to focus on areas that need development. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to complete the FFT.

Walking for Health

term conditions such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. While physical activity refers to any bodily movement that results in energy expenditure, and not just physical exercise, it is recommended that all adults do at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise five times a week. Walking is an excellent type of exercise that we can incorporate into our daily routine, as well as doing solely for pleasure. The recommended target is 10,000 steps per day; this can be measured using a pedometer which is now often included in an exercise app on many smartphones.

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Weston Turville Reservoir Health Walk

As part of our commitment to promote physical activity, Wendover Health Centre have been proud to be able to help support the upgrading of the circular footpath around the Weston Turville Reservoir to an all-weather trail. The work has been carried out by local volunteers on behalf of the Canal and River Trust. On Saturday 4 July there will be an Open Day at the Reservoir. Members of the Wendover healthcare team will be walking via the canal towpath to the Reservoir. Please join us: we will be meeting at 10am for 10.30am at the front of the Health Centre.

An alarming statistic presented at the recent launch of the Active Bucks initiative is that physical inactivity is now the fourth leading cause of death worldwide. In fact a growing body of evidence shows that physical activity is beneficial in preventing and treating a wide range of diseases including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, Upcoming Changes To Our Usual dementia, breast and colon cancer, and Opening Hours depression. Indeed, it is more effective We will close at 1pm on Tuesday 14 July for than many of the medicines we prescribe. staff training. For full details of our opening hours and information on the services we From now on we will be much more offer please see www.westongrove.com. actively promoting physical activity to our patients, especially those with long This space is paid for by Wendover Health Centre.

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between this pub and local Kings Farm Shop so you know the meat is locally sourced. The outdoor space at the front has a special child-friendly area. Every Saturday and Sunday over the summer there will be a BBQ and the bouncy castle will be going up.

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The Five Bells is special in offering a nonsmoking outdoor space and one of the Where could be more idyllic for breakfast, largest car parks in the area. elevenses, lunch or tea than Cafe in the Woods with its constantly changing vistas Chequers Inn and seasons? The Chequers Inn is the domain of Dritan and Ranka. They have restored its reputation as a Costa at World’s End Costa at World’s End offers all your favourite destination for the serious eater. It is still a regular and seasonal fare plus seats out in friendly place that locals can pop into for just a coffee made the Italian way or a well drawn the sun! What more could you want? pint. To tempt those with time for a leisurely Chandos lunch they have developed an enticing set The seating at the front of The Chandos in menu. The entire menu is very tempting to Weston Turville is very inviting to any passer explore, too. Their reputation stands on the by, especially the matching umbrellas/ sourcing of raw ingredients that are then parasoles. Watch out for the special link cooked into exquisite dishes.

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Schools & Youth Ypres 2015

A group of John Colet students once again took part in the last post ceremony at Ypres last month, laying a wreath on behalf of the school. It was a particularly poignant visit as several students were able to visit graves and memorials for fallen relatives and in most cases they were the first family member to have the opportunity to pay their respects. Lewis Clarke, Teacher of Humanities, said, “All those involved represented the school excellently and took their responsibility very seriously, it was an incredibly moving trip.”

Tasty French Lesson

Year 9 French cooked up delightful crepes as part of their studies this month. The students experimented with cooking these traditional French pancakes during their lesson. Before the practical activity took place they all wrote their recipe and method in French, and designed and sent out French invitations. The students have enjoyed learning about French culture and traditional French food

and drink, so they were delighted to have the chance to have a go at cooking the pancakes. Once they got the hang of it the results were delicious. Year 9 student Gaia Cook said: “Both students and teachers had fun learning the culinary skills of the French, it was tres magnifique!”

Wendover Youth meet The Morris

An early June evening saw a meeting of the generations when The Morris - the Whitchurch men and Towersey, Three Horseshoes and Owlswick - came to visit the Wendover Youth Centre. After a brief presentation about styles and history, we all went outside and performed traditional English street dance. Youth leader Becky Murgatroyd said, “I must admit I was apprehensive of how you were going to be received but I was proved very wrong. it was amazing; the young people loved it and said a big thank you. Some are really interested in doing it again.” It doesn’t matter what age you are, just come along and join in or contact via www.whitchurchmorris.org.uk.

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Club Corner What does a Brownies Young Leader do? walks. Therefore our unit has gone on hikes I am a young leader for 1st Wendover Brownies; however, I will be leaving in the summer to go off to university and therefore my unit needs a new young leader. You can be a young leader from the age of 14 and your help on a Tuesday evening for an hour and a half would be greatly appreciated. Brownies is great fun to help out at as you get to run your own meetings, which I have done many times. Some have been successful, such as playing outdoor games with Brownies, while other meetings, such as making face masks, could have gone better. In any case, I would not advise making face masks with Brownies - wait until they are older, unless you do not mind the mess! Being a young leader is really good experience for anyone hoping to work with children as the leaders really rely on you to make sure the Brownies are participating in the activities. Currently our Brownies are doing an out and about badge which involves them learning about the green cross code and going on

up to Coombe Hill and other places; this is great fun as the girls really enjoy it.

The girls are great fun to meet and I have really enjoyed helping out for the last 4 years. I would highly recommend you joining as a young leader. Tara Pinhorn

Mixed Netball comes to Wendover!

On Saturday 6 June, the Wendover Ladies Netball club (also known as the Sparrowhawks) were delighted to host Wendover’s inaugural mixed netball tournament. With 7 teams competing for a place on the tournament shield, we were in for a brilliant afternoon of netball, and the sun even made an appearance to provide some lovely weather for the matches. An extremely tight final between Shaw Thing and The Panters took us to 15-15 at full time, but Shaw Thing lived up to their name, and went on to win 20-16 in extra time. Spectators and players alike then got to enjoy a BBQ and some fantastic cakes as

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Club Corner the medals and shield were presented to our starts in June. Spectators and supporters are FRANK FENNELL winners and runners up. always welcome – please check our website PLUMBING & HEATING www.wendovernetballclub.weebly.com for Bathrooms, Ensuites, Cloakrooms, Showers, latest match fixtures. If you are interested Water Softeners, C/Heating, Power Flushing in playing for the club, come to training on No job too small Thursdays from 6.30 – 7.30 at the John Colet 07967 638527 01296 620629 School – all details on the website. francoffennell@gmail.com

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Shaw Thing, winners of Wendover‘s first Adult for the fun of it as there is no league table Netball Tournament.

In addition to raising some much needed money for the club, a raffle also raised £150 for the MS Centre, a cause close to many of our players’ hearts. Thank you to all the local businesses who provided prizes.

involved. We have played 9 matches, won 4 and lost 5 in the mixed matches, so let us hope for better things to come. The Ladies have done better, having played 4 and won 3. One match was cancelled due to bad weather. Well done Ladies.

A huge thank you to everyone who came to play and support. This was a brilliant event for the club, who are soon to compete in the Aylesbury District Netball League following a brief spell in the summer league which

In the Chiltern and Thames League we have played in 3 matches at the time of publication and have gained 28 points out of a possible 30. Well done again to all those who played; keep up the good work!

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There is a “Gala Day” at the Club on 21 July which is a Ladies Competition in which Clubs from all over the area send teams to compete against each other. Lunch and other refreshments are supplied by Wendover. We have 5 weekend Home games in July on Sat 4, Sat 11, Sun 12, & Sun 19, all starting at 2.30pm. In addition we have three League matches starting at 6.15pm on Wed 15, Mon 20, Wed 29.

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Visit to Twin Town of Liffré, Brittany - May 2015: On Thursday 21 May a group of 23 members of the Twinning Association boarded the coach in Wendover and travelled to Poole where we stayed overnight before catching the ferry over to Cherbourg. We drove through the French countryside, stopping en route in the town of Avranches, before arriving in Liffré early Friday evening.

Spoon Drives (a roll up for Club Members) When we were in France we: are every Tuesday at 2.30pm and on Friday • Visited the pretty Normandy village of evenings at 6.30 pm on 3 & 24 July. Villedieu-les-Poêles where we had a tour of the Copper Workshop to see the artisans at We also have Club match competitions work, and a tour of the Bell Foundry, famous between members for a variety of Trophies for making the bells of Notre Dame in Paris! and these are played as arranged by the • Visited Ferme de L’Hermitière, to see how various participants. They are spread over a they produce their ‘local brew’, cider, and number of weeks up to the Finals Day which enjoy a tasting. this year will be Saturday 12 September. • Participated in activities organized by each host family including visits to the coast, For more information contact Brian Wheeler games of boules, and even a 40th Wedding 01296 622605, Brian Harrison 01296 630669 Anniversary Party where there was plenty or Ann Smith 01494 569377. of opportunity to practise our French!


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Club Corner We stopped en route home on Monday to visit the Pegasus Bridge Memorial and Museum, commemorating the action of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry who captured the bridge on the night of 5/6 June 1944. In 2016 we will be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Twinning between Liffré and Wendover. Over the summer, we are organising several social events, beginning with a Cheese and Wine Evening on Sunday 12 July. If you would like to find out more, please contact Dawn Rance on 01296 625718 or email dawnrance@hotmail.co.uk. Hilary Neve

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1st Aston Clinton Brownies will need a new leader from September 2015. Could you find the time to lead a Brownie unit once a week during term time? It would make the girls in the unit very happy if you could! Training will be given, and the other local leaders offer support and guidance. Interested? Please contact Mary Thompson on thompsonhalton@btinternet.com.

Wendover Village Cup 2015

The Wendover Village Cup season is getting into full swing with 9 out of the 20 group fixtures completed. The competition continues to demostrate the true joy of amateur cricket with all teams entering into the spirit of the tournament with perennial favourites the Jolly Boys and the Dragons showing strongly but still much to play for. The remaining group fixtures will be played between 1pm and 6pm from 20 June to 5 July with Semi Finals on 11 July and the Plate Final and Final on 19 July.

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Recruit Training Squadron has seen a huge that the recruits deserved and the new area improvement to its welfare facilities recently aimed to be centrally-located, widely available, with the opening of the Roundel Centre on the non-alcoholic and recruit-focused. RTS site. A non-alcoholic relaxation area above the Henderson Mess, it is available to up to 100 young people on the Pre-Recruit Training Course, 500 recruits, 250 Servicemen Awaiting Trade Training (SATTs) as well as 40 Reservists at a time. It was introduced after the OFSTED report from 2012; the aim is to improve the wellbeing of the recruits and trainees and give them somewhere to relax when not directly involved in training or lessons. There are four separate and distinct welfare facilities areas at RTS already. These comprise the NewComers’ Club bar and social area over two floors, ‘MGs’ internet area, which is open to recruits after day 19 of training once they have passed their inspection, exams and drill check; the OASIS retreat which has been vacated due to pervasive damp, and the Roundel which had fallen into disrepair. It became increasingly

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RAF Halton an application for Nuffield Trust Funding of a significant amount of personal time. The physical education flight will continue to run this facility similar amount was also successful. with the responsibility being allocated to Sgt To ensure that the recruits were gaining a Kristian Harrison, and several volunteers who recreation facility that they wanted and would will benefit with the associated development use, Sgt Sue Burrell and Cpl May Harvey opportunities. Input from WaSP and the recruits (WaSP) held a meeting with SATT recruits. themselves, in the form of a McTeague-run The result was a wish list of equipment they committee (the recruits who have been injured felt was relevant to young people today; through a phase of their training) will complete games consoles, table-tennis, air hockey, the team. All the equipment is owned by the pool, relaxation areas; even a dance machine Recruit Welfare Fund and the current SNCO was included! Welfare staff, the deputy RTS WaSP, Sgt Johnny Heaton has organised that Warrant Officer and FS Tracey Field were keen all the equipment is maintained and repaired to give the recruits an area to call their own through that fund; the costs have been kept and that that they had a hand in creating. This deliberately low for pool, air-hockey and the allwould then promote a sense of ownership as important dance machine! well as being more relevant to their needs. The Roundel was formally re-opened by the Cpls Mel Heaton and Geoff Wiseman moved Station Commander early in June in front of furniture from the OASIS, organised the 40 SATT recruits who were delighted with the procurement and delivery of equipment, bought facility. The Multi-Faith Prayer room is also new items for the kitchen and main area and located in the building and is open for all to set up the games consoles and four large wall- use, containing the accoutrements for six of mounted TVs. It was a huge effort and took up a the major faiths.

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Tribute: David Pollard David was born in December 1942 in Aldershot, Hampshire. When he was two, his sister Margaret was born but sadly she died within six weeks, so David grew up as an only child. His parents sent him to Sunday School and their weekend excursions with the motorcycle and sidecar were soon replaced by church activities as David became interested.

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David was the first member of his family to go to Grammar School. From there he went to study French at University in Southampton including a year in Angers, France, followed by a PGCE in Leicester. He met “a certain Swiss Miss” at a tea party in England and then again in Geneva - he rang on the doorbell of his host and the door was opened by a beautiful Swiss Miss whose first words were: “I’ve met you before”. Odile left soon after for Africa, where she worked for two years. They wrote regularly and married on 21 June 1975. Margaret was born the following year No-obligatio n financial heal th check

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and they moved from Angers to Wendover in 1977. David taught French at Aylesbury Grammar School. John was born soon after. Rachel completed the family in 1982. David dedicated his life to his family - to giving stability and attention. After AGS he joined the civil service in Aylesbury, processing national insurance numbers. He loved meeting people from all over the world, counting more than a hundred different nationalities. He was also invited to be an elder at Granville Street Church. David enjoyed the Chalet in Switzerland, with many holidays there as a family over 25 years. Château d’Oex became home-from-home. It was to this community that David and Odile planned to retire. The whole family were able to say farewell to some Wendover friends over the weekend of 15/16 May (see page 12) but David became seriously ill and died on 26 May. Odile is now in Switzerland as they had agreed.

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Local Face: Nathan Gray Nathan Gray was born in Stoke Mandeville He feels extremely privileged to be one of the Hospital, and lived in Wendover until five years four people selected from the Wendover area ago, when the family moved to Great Missenden. to go on the 23rd World Scout Jamboree, a global Scout camp occurring once every four His education began in Wendover at Jack in years with more countries attending than the Box Preschool, followed by John Hampden the Olympics. This year it’s in Japan, with the Infants, Wendover Junior and John Colet. previous Jamboree hosted by Sweden, and the He had intermittent issues with involuntary next one to be hosted by America. muscle spasms through years 7, 8 and 9, so missed several years of school, but thankfully the spasms subsided. Despite the significant amount of lost time in school, he bounced back and did well in his GCSEs (2nd best overall in the school) and hopes that other people with similar problems manage to overcome them. For sixth form he moved to Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School in Aylesbury to study the IB, a broad range of subjects: English, German, Maths, Chemistry, History and Physics. As the lead IT ambassador there, he’s hoping to promote awareness of programming skills, and Unsurprisingly, there are costs associated with the current skill vacuum in that area. the trip, but the Jamboree is unusual in that the money each candidate needs to raise is He has been a member of the Scout organisation linked to the income of their country, meaning for as long as he can remember, starting off in that people from wealthier countries pay Beavers, and moving up through Cubs and Scouts more so that those from poorer countries can to where he is now, an Explorer Scout helping as pay less. After selection in November 2013 he a young leader at Wendover Beavers. Helping out immediately began harvesting apples at home, there is great fun, as he gets to help give young to juice at Chiltern Ridge Apple Press. He mulled people the best possible start. He also helps, on it to sell at the 2013 Christmas Light switch on occasion, with instructing fire-lighting, archery and Wendover Free Church Live Nativity, in and walks for other groups around the area. which he was Joseph.

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His next event was the Endurance 80, a challenge to walk an 80km Chilterns route within 24 hours. He did it in 24 hours and 39 minutes - just outside the time but a good achievement to finish it. Thanks to help from family, friends, and everyone at Wendover Free Church, he raised over £600 in sponsorship for this event alone. That wasn’t the only time he was active overnight in a sponsored event. With Adam, another one of the Jamboree participants selected from Wendover, they did an overnight training session with their kungfu class, which meets in Halton. After staying up all night, they travelled to Coombe Hill and watched the sunrise, still training, of course Next up was Wendover Celebrates, a perfect opportunity to use his and his Dad’s archery instruction skills and kit. Even though they were hopeful, they couldn’t possibly have predicted the huge turnout for the archery. In the first half of the session not a single one of his pupils failed to hit the target with at least one arrow, irrespective of experience or age. In the end this raised almost £700, which was split three ways between Nathan and the two others from the Wendover Jamboree area, Adam Kellet and Tabi Clarke, who were helping with the mini crossbows. Well done and good luck to Nathan and friends for reaching their target to go to the Jamboree.

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Rainbows & Rattles playgroup (term time only), RAF Halton HIVE, Trinity Centre, £1


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

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Stay & Play (term time only), Aston Clinton Guide Hall

01296 621143



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




Tai Chi & Qigong Classes, St Anne’s Hall, see advert p 4




Gentle yoga & mindfulness, prior booking required. Wen Youth Centre




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

Justine 07773 047684



Adult Swimming Classes, Wendover Pool

Sharon 07990 521679



Sketch Club, £10 per session, Wendover Library Room

Julie 07710 196334

Thu & SAT


RAF Assn Halton and Ayles Branch clubhouse open to public, Bldg 259 RAF Halton



Wendover Weekly Market, Manor Waste



Fun Dog Training, Ellesborough Parish Hall




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

01296 621143



(bi-weekly) Healing Meditation Group



19.00 & 20.00

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

01442 865734



Taekwondo for ages 5 and up, Wendover CofE Junior School




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

01296 709593


09.30 & 11.15

Hatha yoga—09.30-11.00 and 11.15-12.45, Halton Village Hall




Noah's Ark parent-toddler group (term time only), Wendover Christian Centre



Zumba Gold, St Anne’s Hall



Healing Meditation Group, £10




Lipreading and Hearing Loss Course, Wendover Library Room




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

01296 621143


14.20 & 15.15

Sounds Tastic - early for under 0-4 (mixed age), later for babies only, Wen Mem Hall www.soundstastic.co.uk



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

Paul Hammett 01296 621162



“Friday night is music night” at St Mary’s Church

St Mary’s Shop 01296 623123



Rookie Lifeguard Classes for 8-12 year olds, Green Park Pool

Liz 01296 622895

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What’s On in July 2015 To Advertise your event for August 2015, please contact us before Monday 20 July. Calendar entry FREE, one line; What’s On Box charity rate £15 for 20 words. DAY/DATE TIME EVENT until 22 Aug daily Lutes, Lyres & Ukuleles exhibition, Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP, see p 2 31 May - 4 Jul daily Bucks Open Studios Fanfare Exhibition, Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP, see p 2 Thu 02 10.30 & 11.30 Family History Sessions with Cathy Soughton, Wendover Community Library Thu 02 10.30 Little Creators, also on 7 & 16 July, Wendover Community Library, see p 2 Thu 02 17.00-19.00 Wendover Campus Open Evening & BBQ, Chiltern Way Federation, see p 2 Thu 02 19.00 Wendover Library Reading Group (1st Thursday), Wendover Library Room Thu 02 19.30 Tring Lions Medieval Quiz Night, Victoria Hall HP23 6AA, see p 2 Sat 04 10.00 onwards Open Day, Weston Turville Reservoir, see p 2 Sat 04 11.00-12.30 Midsummer Fizz Party, All Saints Little Kimble, see p 3 Sat 04-Sun 05 14.00-17.30 NGS Garden open for charity, 11 The Paddocks, Wendover, see p 3 Sat 04 10.00-16.00 AVEG Workshop - "Starting to Rust", SM Meth Church HP22 5UJ, see p 3. Also meeting Sat 18, 14.30 Sun 05 9.30 Newcomer/Easy Paced Cycle Ride from Wendover Clock Tower, also Sun 12, see p 2 Sun 05 10.00 Wendover Area Walk with the Ramblers, also Thu 09 10.00 and Wed 15 evening Sun 05 11.00-16.00 FREE Bike Checks, Manor Waste, see p 3 Sun 05 13.30-17.00 Gardens open for Scannappeal, entry £5 includes all gardens, see p 3 Sun 05 14.30-16.30 KEHS Summer Show, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN, see p 3 Sun 05 17.15 "A Summer Serenade", St Mary's, Wendover, tickets £10 at the door, see p 4 Mon 06 18.00-20.30 Guides & Brownies Esme's Allstars Fundraiser, Wendover Guide Hut, Manor Cres, see p 4 Tue 07 09.30-12.00 Wendover Sewing Bee, St Anne's Hall, £4 entry Tue 07 10.00 The Scooter Group! Wendover Free Church Tue 07 20.00 KEHS Meeting - Evening Garden Visit: Professor Sandy Primrose, High Wycombe, see p 4 Wed 08 19.00 Grandparents Association Support Group (2nd Wednesday), Holiday Inn, Weston Turville Wed 08 19.30 Quiz Night at King & Queen, South Street Thu 09 10.00 Wendover Twinning Association Coffee Morning (2nd Thursday), Red Lion Thu 09 10.30-11.30 Tea & Talk - "Quiz", Wendover Library Room, see ad p 3 Thu 09 13.00-15.00 Carers Bucks monthly meeting, Wendover Library Room Fri 10 10.30 Language Conversation Group, Wendover Library Room, see ad p 3 Sat 11 14.00-17.00 Summer Fete with BBQ at 18.00, St Michael & All Angels Church, Aston Clinton, see p 4 Sat 11 12.00-15.00 Youth Festival - open to all, John Colet School fields, see p 4 Sat 11 14.00-17.00 CDRS Dog Show, St Leonard's Hall HP23 6NW, see p 5 Sat 11 19.30 Wendover Music Concert with Martin James Bartlett, St Mary's Wendover, see ad p 2 Sat 11 23.59 Gemstone Midnight Walk, Aylesbury College, see p 5 Sun 12 11.00-16.00 Wild West Summer Fair for Rennie Grove, Missenden Abbey, see p 5 Sun 12 12.00-15.00 The Wendover Society Family Jazz Picnic, The Red House, see p 5 Sun 12 evening Wine & Cheese Evening with Wendover Twinning Assn, see p 5 Mon 13 19.00-21.00 "Bosom Buddies" breast cancer support group (2nd Monday), Orchard Children's Ctre HP23 5DJ Tue 14 19.30 Chiltern Humanists monthly meeting - topic and venue TBC, see website Tue 14 19.45 Wendover Evening WI meeting – “Stained Glass – not just churches”, see p 5 Thu 16 10.15-11.45 Sages Monthly Meeting (3rd Thursday), Wendover Christian Centre Fri 17 18.00 Mikron Theatre Company, "One of Each", Lindengate site HP22 6BD, see p 5 Fri 17 19.30 Film - "Testament of Youth", Wendover Library Room, see p 5 Fri 17 20.00 Aston Wine Club - "Woburn Wine", Buckland Village Hall Sat 18 10.00 Wendover Horticultural Society outing to RHS Wisley, all welcome, see p 5 Sat 18 10.30 Wendover Christian Centre Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre, see p 5 Sat 18 10.30-12.00 Sunflower Competition, 50p entry, Wendover Library, see p 5 Sat 18 16.30 Party in the Garden 2015, Shoulder of Mutton, see ad p 1 Sun 19 10.30-13.00 Little Acorns Teddy Bears Picnic, John Colet School fields, see p 6 Sun 19 14.00-16.30 Art & Cream Teas in Dunsmore, Church of the Resurrection HP22 6QJ, see p 6 Sun 19 14.00-17.00 Summer Fayre, St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville, see ad p 4 Sun 19 17.30 A Service for Wholeness and Healing, St Mary's Church, Wendover, see ad p 4 Tue 21 14.30-15.30 Knit & Natter, Wendover Library Room Tue 21 evening Whitchurch Morris Men at The Chandos, Weston Turville Thu 23 18.00 St Mary's Churchyard Tidy Up, St Mary's Church, Wendover Thu 23 19.00 Client Evening, "Mission Rabies", Wendover Heights Vet Ctre Thu 23 19.30 Jazz - James Pearson Trio, St Mary's Church HP20 2JJ, see p 6 Fri 24 14.30-15.30 Record-Breaking Teddy Bears Picnic, £1 entry, Wendover Library, see p 6 Sat 25 10.00-16.00 Bucks FHS Family History Day, The Grange School HP21 7NH, see p 6 Sat 25 19.30 Folk Music - Moonrakers, Ellesborough Church HP17 0XG, tickets £10, see p 6 Sun 26 10.00-16.00 Monthly Craft Market (4th Sunday), Wendover Woods Sun 26 15.00-17.00 Cream Teas at St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville, see ad p 4 27 Jul-21 Aug daily Muir Trust Artist in Residence, Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP, see p 2 27 Jul-27 Aug daily Tennis & Multi-Activity Camps, Halton Tennis Centre, see p 6 Tue 28 20.00-22.00 The Dandy Kid Knit Club, Whitewaters Café, Back Street, Wendover Wed 29 14.30-16.00 Reading Group for the Visually Impaired, Wendover Library Room


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Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

View from the Chair

You will be aware that the Parliamentary Select Committee for HS2 visited Wendover on Thursday 11 June to see for themselves what those of us in Wendover feel about HS2 and what best mitigation options exist. As Chair of the POP Group and Wendover Parish Council, I was lucky enough to gain the last seat on the bus that travelled around the Parish with the Select Committee. As we travelled around, I was so impressed by the turnout at each stop. The speakers at each stop did well and were ably supported by what I would like to call “passionate” opposition. There was no shouting, chanting or abuse. It was respect for the Select Committee and the realisation they had a job to do. Some may have been disappointed not to get a word in, but timing was at a premium and with Sir Peter Bottomley’s whistle the visit was kept to a strict timetable. I felt proud to be one of only two representatives from Wendover on a bus dominated by HS2 Ltd and, seemingly, AVDC. Two special highlights for me! One was the impact that a full silent church has with just the noise of a train to shatter the silence. Well done William Avery and your team in the church for organising such a powerful demonstration of the effect of noise. A special thank you also to Mitch from Motion Media, a Wendover company, who produced an excellent video, which was well received. If you wish to obtain a copy they are available from the Clock Tower at a price of £5 per

copy. The second highlight was the effect that a well organised team has. The POP Group has had its growing pains along the way but the four elements of the group really came together on the day. We need to keep that spirit of teamwork going right through this process of opposition to everything HS2. Halton PC (very special thanks to Brian Thompson) and Wendover PC worked well together and this partnership needs to be strong right through to presentation of Petitions and beyond. Special thanks to Andy Dunn our Groundsman, who was up bright and early on the day, working tirelessly to make sure things were in place at the right place and the right time. Wendover Society members helped in the background and a lot of help was provided by members on such mundane things such as putting up balloons, cones, tape etc. Thanks also to the members of Wendover HS2 for organising things such as putting up signs, bunting, cherrypickers etc. All part of a team which worked so well. In conclusion, I was impressed with the way that the “Wendover” team worked with David Lidington and his office as well as Bucks CC (Sarah Gibson) especially. A true team effort which all should be proud of. Our MP was impressed with the way there was a focus on mitigation rather than just shouting. I’m sure, as he was, that a very powerful message has been given to Parliament about what Wendover feels about HS2.

Parish Council Meeting Monday 6 July, 7.30pm Library Room

On Parish matters, sadly, we have to say goodbye to Sarah Mitchell, our Assistant Clerk, who in the short time she has been part of the Parish Council, has displayed the sort of Girl Friday attitude so much needed in the Parish Office. We wish Sarah and her young family all the best in their new RAF posting. I’m pleased to report that Ella Jones will be starting with us fairly soon as a replacement for Sarah. Robert Duggan Chairman of Wendover Parish Council

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

New Councillor

We are pleased to welcome Sheila Bulpett, a Wendover resident for 30 years, who was co-opted at the June meeting. Her four children have all attended Wendover First and Middle Schools. She taught Chemistry at Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School for 20 years becoming Head of Chemistry and Head of Year 13. As a previous parent governor at the John Hampden and a teacher governor at the Tring School and the SHFG School, she understands the aims, issues and concerns of the community and is well qualified to join us.

Wendover Parish Council, The Clock Tower, High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU www.wendover-pc.gov.uk


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