October 2015 Wendover News

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October 2015

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Sunday 11 October Wendover Celebrates 2016

Wendover Celebrates will return in May 2016. The Directors are currently in discussion with potential venues in order to secure a specific date but most likely will be Sunday 1 May to fall in with the Bank Holiday. As many already know, the operations of the company are the responsibility of the directors who are supported by a wider committee of volunteers. We are very lucky to have a small number of volunteers who are returning to help with the next event but we need more support to make sure this happens. The Directors are keen to attract volunteers who would like to sit on any of the the three committees; Finance, Marketing & Logistics particularly if you have professional expertise in those areas. If you don’t, please don’t let that stop you. There are people from all backgrounds getting involved in all sorts of ways, so if you would like to lend a hand in however large or small a way please get in touch: info@wendovercelebrates.org.uk. Coming soon - Wendover Celebrates Quiz.

contributions for November 2015 before

25 October

Monday 19 October

Wendover Celebrates should be an opportunity for the people of Wendover to celebrate everything they love about living here, but should also act as a beacon to demonstrate to others what a great place Wendover is to be.

Syrian Refugee Crisis see page 12. Winterton House - Ridgeway Place

Wendover people have commented that a crane is dominating the skyline as Wendover News goes to press. Winterton House in Hale Road was built in 1871-3 as the Vicarage for Wendover. Designed by the architect George Devey it was awarded Grade II listing on 11 October 1985 and is English Heritage Building ID: 42808. The crane is being used by Ortus Homes to create Ridgeway Place, which will contain 21 luxury apartments: 5 in the old building, the others new build.

RAF Flypast

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Tuesday 6 & 20 October at 1.30pm

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

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Pianist required The successful candidate .... • must be an experienced, competent pianist and sight reader • must be able to take direction from the musical director • will be required to rehearse with the choir on Wednesdays from 7.30 - 8.30pm each week, with an extended session on the first Wednesday of each month (7.30 - 9.00pm) • will be required to accompany performances If you would like to find out more and/or arrange a trial session, please email the address below..


Events Cooking, Sewing & Knitting Groups The Wendover Society Harvest Supper

From classes to casual meetings, if you like to Fri 2, 7.30-10.30pm, Wen Memorial Hall make or decorate cakes, sew or knit, there is Harvest Supper with guest speaker. Nonsure to be a group for you. Classes for autumn members please call 01296 620450 for tickets. are already booking up! See pages 34 & 35.

Library AGM & Open Day

Cycle Rides and Local Walks

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. Easy Paced Ride Sunday 4, 9.30am from Stoke Mandeville Combined School. Visit southbuckscycling.or​g.uk/rides for more.

Sat 3, 11am-2pm, Wen Community Library The Library is buzzing! Pop along on the Open Day to find out more. Summer Reading Challenge Awards will also be given out (booking required). See ad page 3.

Harvest Supper

Sat 3, 7.15pm, Weston Turville Village Hall The Ramblers have a programme of organised Entertainment and hot food. Tickets £10; walks in the Wendover area. Have a look at book in advance. Enquiries: 01296 424982. the listings on pages 34 & 35 for more details.

Aylesbury Opera’s “Eugene Onegin” Regular Events at Wendover Library Sat 3, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church Family History Sessions with Cathy Soughton, Thu 1, 10.30am-12.30pm - booking essential. Thu 8, 10.30-11.30am Tea & Talk with Station Commander Adrian Burns from RAF Halton. Fri 9, 10.30am-12noon Language Conversation. Tue 13 & Thu 15 Computer Courses - booking essential. Tue 13, 1.30 pm Knit and Natter. Throughout October Healthy Living sessions, see www. buckscc.gov.uk/healthy-living/nhs-health-check.

Sung in English. Tickets £10 at door or from Frances Margetts on 01844 690152. Wine & soft drinks available. See ad p 4.

Bucks County Museum

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Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Nature Detectives, 25 July-31 October. “Mushroom Magic!” 10 & 11 October. Family Workshops, Half Term 24-31 October (children under 12 must be accompanied). Roald Dahl Gallery also on the same site, open each day the museum is open. The museum also has talks in the community and is offering a special deal to readers/listeners of the local media coming to the talk series quoting the code ULS2015. Details on www. buckscountymuseum.org/museum/.

Library Celebration

Tue 6, 9.30am, Wendover Community Library Messy craft for pre-schoolers; tea, coffee & cake for adults to help celebrate extended opening hours. See ad page 3. Tue 6, 10am, Wendover Christian Ctre Open to anyone in Wendover & surrounding villages who uses a mobility scooter. A warm welcome and a laugh is assured!

KEHS Meeting

Tue 6, 8pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN Prof Sandy Primrose: “Something Doesn’t Smell Right” - plants and their signals.

Annual Parish Quiz begins

Thu 8, 7.30pm, Wendover Bowls Club First round 8 Oct; finals 26 Nov.

Independent Visitor Service Assistant Cook required to Join Our Friendly Team! The Farmers’ Bar at The King’s Head, Aylesbury Please send your CV to info@farmersbar.co.uk with ASSISTANT COOK written in the header. Twitter @kings_head 2

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Events Weston Turville Horticultural Society

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Thu 8, 8pm, W Turville Village Hall AGM will be followed by a talk by RHS speaker Margaret Easter “The Garden in Autumn & Winter.” All welcome to attend. For more information please call Lindsay on 613237.

Little Creators

Fri 9, 9.15-10am, Wendover Library Room First weekly session of pre-schooler craft.Book at the Library.

Autumn Apple Fair

Sat 10, 2-5pm, Lindengate Site, Worlds End Gdn Ctre Bring your own apples to be turned into juice! Try apple pressing, explore heritage apples and trees. Vintage tractor ploughing and a working forge! Conservation groups and craft stalls. Refreshments include tea, homemade cake and a hotdog stall. Traditional family games and activities for everyone! See ad page 5.

Family Film Evening

Sat 10, 6.30 for 6.45pm, Wendover Christian Centre Wendover Free Church invites everyone to see “Shaun the Sheep Movie” and enjoy Shaun’s adventures when his day off takes an unexpected turn. Arrive at 6.30pm to get your free popcorn; free ice creams will be served in the interval. Unaccompanied adults are welcome as well as children with their families. Admission is free.

WI Quiz Night for Lindengate

Sat 10, 7pm, Wendover Memorial Hall Tickets £12.50 from Morag 01296 623774 or Gill 01296 623838 to include ploughman’s platter. Licensed bar & raffle. All proceeds to Lindengate.

Colour Rush for Florence Nightingale

Sun 11, ALF Green Park, Aston Clinton A 5km run, jog, walk or dance, with a 2km “mini rush” for kids. Prepare to be showered from head-to-toe with coloured powder as you pass each “colour station” – manned and sponsored by local businesses at every kilometre. For more information visit www.fnhospice.org.uk.

Scruples Celebratory Week

Mon 12 to Sat 17, Scruples, 16 High Street Including skin care & makeup lessons and hair extension

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

ADH Window Cleaning: 20% discount: Patio & Decking pressure washing. 25% off conservatory roof cleaning! Gutter clean check £30 discounted from any work done. 07777 654383 A Little Bird Gallery: ‘Toby’ Signed Limited Editions Framed Prints By Stephen Hanson £365.00 With your ILWcard Only £285.00 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) FORM: FREE 15 min. Consultations: Personal Training & Nutritional Therapy with Cat Booker, Form, 2 Robert Mews cat@formptb.com Hemingford Pest Control: £10 off ANY accepted quote 07736 327808 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) Perry House Dental Surgery: 20% off bleaching,conditions apply. Scruples: 10% discount on a Cut and Finish with all stylists for new customers to Scruples on their first visit 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 Computers: 20% off Windows 10 installation. Call Pete on 0800 3118385 or 07881 555482 E: pete@wendover-computers.co.uk Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre: 10% off pet consultations and vaccinations (T& Cs apply) 01296 623439 Wendover Wood: 10% discount 01296 623869

WENDOVER COMMUNITY LIBRARY A big ‘thank- you’ to all the restaurants and eateries in the Wendover and Weston Turville area who supplied prizes for our restaurant raffle. Thank you also to everyone who supported us by buying tickets.


3 October Annual General Meeting and Library Open Day. Details of time and programme are available in the library. 6 October From this date the library will be opening earlier during the week – to celebrate, we invite you for coffee in the library at 9:30! 8 October Tea and Talk with Group Captain Adrian Burns MSc MA BSc RAF, Station commander Royal Air Force Halton For more information visit the Library or www.buckscommunitylibraries.org/wendover/friends-of-wendover-library


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Aylesbury Opera Group presents Pytor Illych Tchaikovsky’s

Entry £10 Wine and soft drinks available Two concert performances in English led from the piano by Anthony McCarthy at St Mary’s Church,Wendover, HP22 6NL on Saturday 3 October at 7.30pm

Events demonstrations. Booking required. Contact via year 2016-17. To book your tour place, 01296 622043 or www.scruplesofwendover. please telephone 01296 622629. co.uk. See pages 22-23 for more about Scruples.

A Clinton, Buckland & D Beauchamp Horticultural Society

Holy Cross & St Mary’s Church, Quainton HP22 4AP Chiltern Humanists Saturday 10 October at 7.30pm Wed 14, 8pm, Anthony Hall, Aston Clinton Tue 13, 8pm, Wendover Library Room Tickets on door or from Frances Margetts Talk with slides: ‘‘Morning Coffee & Phil Walder asks, “Should Humanists Eat 01844 690152 or fran.8942@talktalk.net

You are warmly invited to

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Animals?” For more information about Afternoon Tea” by Sandy Primrose. Daffodil Chiltern Humanists and a full programme of & Tulip bulb sale. Also Wed 28, 8pm - AGM, events, please visit www.chilternhumanists. followed by quiz, social & buffet. org.uk.

Wendover Horticultural Society

Wendover Evening WI

Thu 15, 2.30pm, Wendover Library Room Beryl Hulbert presents “Islands around Britain and their wildlife”.

Tue 13, 7.45pm. St. Anne’s Hall Maria Greenhill will be speaking about “Reducing your Chemical Load”. Visitors are Aylesbury Ctre for the National Trust most welcome. www.wendoverwi.weebly.com Thu 15, 8pm, Broughton Jr School HP20 1NQ “Before the Zip” is this month’s topic with The service lasts for about Open Morning speaker Graham Harrison. 40minutes Wed 14, 9.30 & 11am, John Hampden School Wendover On Screen - “Chef” See events page 5 For parents whose children were born Fri 16, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room WE_WEND_NEWS_OCT15_ALT.pdf 12:37 01/09/2011 and 31/08/2012, and A feel-good tale of a chef who rediscovers between for more details 1 09/09/2015 who will be choosing a school for academic more than just his love of cooking after

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Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 15 October 9am-2pm (Trade 8am)

Entrance by donation to Charity

Wendover Memorial Hall

leaving his post at a prestigious Los Angeles this talk, Alan Ruston takes as his subject restaurant. Tickets £5 from the Library. obituaries, and the monumental inscriptions found in churchyards and cemeteries. Both Chess Tournament can be sources of information about our Sat 17 to Fri 23, Liffré, France ancestors which will not be found elsewhere. Details, player list & registration in French or www.bucksfhs.org.uk English on liffreopen.echecs35.fr.

Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild

Liffré Links

Sat 17, 2.30pm, SM Meth Church HP22 5UJ Sat 17, 10am-3pm, Wen Library Room “Inspired by Tweed” with Philippa Laughton. Find out what Liffré is all about! Complimentary Philippa is an established textile artist living wine or juice. See ad page 1. in Pinner, who has exhibited locally. www. phillippalaughton.com

Book Club

Sat 17, 10.30am, Wendover Christian Centre Another chance to share with others what you have been reading, whether you enjoyed it or not, to recommend favourite books and to hear about titles and authors you may not have encountered yet. All welcome. We start with coffee and often share cake.

Sausage Supper and Music Quiz

Bucks Family History Society

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Sat 17, 7pm, Anthony Hall, Aston Clinton St. Michael & All Angels Church are having a Sausage Supper and Music Quiz. £12.00 per person. Bring your own drinks. Contact Maggie Beaujeux at maggieb@f2s.com or 01296 614138 for tickets.

Sat 17, 2pm, Preb Fm Comm Ctre HP19 7QT Sun 18, 5.30pm, St Mary’s Church Wendover “Obituaries For Family Historians” For Another opportunity to experience God’s


Plant and Produce Market Saturday 24 October 10.00 -13.00 Gt Missenden Memorial Centre Admission Free St Mary's Church, Weston Turville Concert Saturday 24th October, 7.30pm The Wycombe Cygnets, from Orpheus Male Voice Choir with soloists from Wycombe Young Musician contest. Tickets £10 at door, U18 free Includes wine (adults) & refreshments Enq. Roger 01296 424982

WENDOVER CRICKET CLUB 50/50 AUCTION Saturday 14 November - Starts 11.30 a.m. At Wendover Memorial Hall Easy to bid, no premiums More details in November Edition Enquiries 01296-623286

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Artists and Makers Fairs 2015

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Lindengate Autumn Apple Fair

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Lindengate welcomes the Mid Shires Orchard Group to help us with our first Apple Day

Saturday 10th October 14:00 – 17:00

 Bring your own apples to be turned into juice!  Try apple pressing, explore heritage apples and trees  Vintage tractor ploughing and a working forge  Conservation groups and craft stalls  Refreshments include tea, homemade cake and a hotdog stall  Traditional family games and activities for everyone

10th October is also World Mental Health day and you’ll be able to find out more information about how Lindengate is using Social & Therapeutic Horticulture to support people with mental health needs. The Old Allotment Site, Wyevale Garden Centre, Wendover HP22 6BD, Registered Charity No 1153868 www.lindengate.org.uk. info@lindengate.org.uk 020 8144 4291

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Wycombe Cygnets Concert

UB40 Live at the Waterside

Thu 29, 3.30pm, Wendover Library Room Special screening for children (but parents can come too!) in Half Term. Tickets from the Library - bring your marmalade sandwiches!

Sun 18, 7.30pm, Waterside Theatre Reggae legends UB40! Tickets: £31.25 & £33.75 when booked in person at the Box Office, (£35.15 - £37.65 when booked online or over the phone). 0844 871 7607 or www. atgtickets.com/aylesbury.

Sat 24, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Weston Turville With soloists from Wycombe Young Musician contest. Tickets £10 at the door; under 18s free. Details 01296 424982. See ad p 5.

On Screen - “Paddington”

Weston Turville Historical Society

Fri 30, 8pm, Weston Turville Village Hall “High Days and Holidays - The Autumn Months” is National Vegetable Society Lectures Janet Dineen’s topic for this month. The meeting Fri 23, 7.30pm, Pitstone Memorial Hall LU7 9EY is open to all; entrance £2 members, £3 visitors, Dr Peter Dawson of Tozer Seeds will talk including refreshments. For further information about how his company goes about the about the Society, visit www.WTHSoc.org.uk or “breeding and production of seeds”. email Secretary@WTHSoc.org.uk.

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Events • 12 Nov: YODO Course, see ad p 5. • 14 Nov: Wendover Cricket Club 50/50 Auction, see ad page 5. • 15 Nov: Children in Need Tapathon. • 21 Nov: Sally Evans Artists & Makers Fair • 21 Nov: Let The Chilterns Sing Concert for Wendover Remembers. • 28 Nov: Theatre in the Villages - “Bette Davis on the Edge”, St Anne’s Hall, see below • 28 Nov: Wendover Music, St Mary’s Church. • 29 Nov: Film Tribute to Bette Davis.

Voices for Esmé Concert - 7 Nov

Nearly everyone loves the variety of Male Voice choir singing, with its spine-tingling four part harmonies and great contrasts from quietly reflective to full-throated choruses. And you can look forward to the choir’s dynamic young Musical Director Jonathan Kilhams coaxing the very best out of this popular and entertaining choir for this very special cause. When the men of Weybridge Male Voice Choir take to the concert stage, they never fail to entertain. Add to that a

couple of solo spots by members of the choir and perhaps a guest group; it will all add up to an evening to thoroughly enjoy and remember.

Let the Chilterns Sing - 21 Nov

The most splendiferous LTCS concert yet. This year Wendover Rotary and Wendover Parish Council are organising a “not to be missed” Wendover Remembers Concert at St Mary’s Church Wendover. Tickets on sale 14 October from JUST or online.

“Bette Davis on the Edge” - 28 Nov

Professional Theatre comes to Wendover! Fresh from an exciting run of performances Off Broadway and throughout the US, Christine St John presents her meticulously researched play, “Bette Davis on the Edge”. On an evening in October 1962, Bette Davis awaits the reviews of her latest film “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?”. Tickets £12 from Wendover Library or Mike 01296 622678 / mjp.spain@btopenworld .com.

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During October there was much activity in the Balkans area. The Triple Alliance – Germany, Austria and Bulgaria – attacked Serbia and the capital of Serbia, Belgrade, was virtually destroyed. Many Serbian civilians were killed by the occupying troops. An Anglo-French force landed in Salonika in Greece to support Serbia. The Montenegrin frontier was attacked by Austrian troops. On the Western Front fighting continued around Loos. Nurse Edith Cavell was shot by the Germans for helping British prisoners to escape from Belgium into Holland. World opinion was outraged. It was in October 1915 that Samuel Harding of Wendover enlisted. Samuel was one of the 11 children born to George and Ann Harding of Dundee Cottage, Aylesbury Road - where the Health Centre now stands. In addition, George and Ann adopted Ann’s nephew, Harry Caudrey, who grew up in the Harding household. Four of the 11 children died in infancy and the mother Ann died in 1902, leaving 10 year old Annie to care for the young family. Of the surviving five sons George, the eldest, was the only one not to join the Army. The other four boys served

Children outside Dundee Cottage, Aylesbury Road, circa 1903. Ewart is hiding behind his sister Annie, right.


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during the war and three of them – Edward, Samuel and Sydney were killed. The second son, Samuel, was born in 1887 and before the war worked as a Haybinder. He enlisted in the Royal Garrison Annie, Sydney, Charlotte and Artillery and Ewart, taken around the time fought in France of their mother’s death. and Belgium. Samuel took part in the Passchendaele offensive and it was during the final push to take Passchendaele village that Samuel was wounded. He died of his wounds on 29 November 1917.

Somme in France the Battalion Headquarters, in which he was working as an orderly, received a direct hit from an enemy mortar. Sydney was severely wounded and died on 11 March 1917. The Bucks Advertiser of 24 March reported that “Sincere sorrow has been occasioned amongst his many friends in the district by the news that Pte Harding... has made the supreme sacrifice by giving his life for his country...He was 23 years of age and before the war had been employed as a gardener”.

The youngest Harding brother, Ewart, after unsuccessfully attempting to join the Army aged 16, eventually enlisted in the 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. He saw active service in France and Belgium and survived the war, as did his cousin Harry Caudrey who served with the 2/4 Battalion Ox and Bucks. The Harding family had gone beyond the call of duty and paid a great price. Five members had fought in various theatres of the war-Mesopotamia, France Edward, the third son, was a Regular soldier and Belgium and three of them had died. The who had joined the 1st Battalion Ox and names of Edward, Samuel and Sydney are Bucks Light Infantry in 1907 aged 19. After inscribed on the Wendover War memorial. serving in India the Battalion was transferred in November 1914 to Mesopotamia. The With thanks to Graham Pare for his family 1st Battalion Ox and Bucks were among the history and the use of his photographs. 10,000 British and Indian soldiers who were Mike Senior & Val Moir besieged by the Turks in the town of Kut on the River Tigris. After three failed efforts to relieve Kut the British troops had no option but to surrender. They were ill-treated and force-marched towards captivity in Turkey. During the last stage of this terrible march , on If you have any family reminiscences or about 20 June 1916, Edward Harding died. you would like to share, please contact Wendover News as shown below and on Sydney Harding was born in 1894 and joined the front page. the 12th Battalion South Wales Borderers. When Sydney was serving at Clery-sur-

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Youth Wendover Youth Centre is a place for young people to learn, grow, have fun and discover who they are in a safe place that they can call their own. So how could we create a sense of space that celebrates identity and individuality, while also recognising that they

Andrea Routledge (right) and representatives of all the youth groups which meet at Wendover Youth Centre

belong to different groups and the Youth Centre? We brought in Andrea Routledge, a local artist/designer, and started a Space

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HS2 School’s back and the Select Committee are in business after a summer break. They started hearing new petitions on 7 September and Wendover was clearly in their sights with many local petitions to be heard on that and subsequent days. As you would expect, Wendover Parish Council and Halton Parish Council were due to be heard first especially with many petitioners associating with them. So what happened?

That took some time and then we galloped through the rest of our presentation. I believe the whole team gave a great performance as did our barrister, James, who managed to ensure all the key points were brought out. The engagement with the select committee seemed good and they certainly gave us a good hearing. The Select Committee had set a challenging schedule of petitions to be heard and you will not be surprised that it actually did not finish until 3 minutes past midnight – a tribute to the stamina of the Wendover petitioners and the Select committee. It was pleasing to hear that they laid on a bus to take people back to Wendover at the end of the hearing. The impression I received was that everyone had a good listening to by the committee, although there may have been a bit of frustration that not all slides were shown. Without doubt the committee heard about the concerns and issues facing Wendover. I think it is a great accolade to all those from Wendover who presented to the select committee. That they took the time to prepare, travel and present to the select committee in an awe-inspiring building was really good. It showed that the “individual” can have their say.

Well I have to say we were there early, ready and raring to go. Even second time around it seemed a little bit daunting, and I am sure the heart rate was up. HS2 slowed the proceedings, firstly by announcing various items and then giving a HS2 noise teach in for the new members of the committee. By the time we got going the start time had already slipped by over an hour. One of the challenges we had, as all Wendover petitioners did, was the sheer volume of data that HS2 had released the previous Wednesday. It had meant that not only did we have a lot of reading to do but some of our slides for the Select Committee were already out of date as they were submitted before receiving HS2’s tome. One of the key areas we had to address was the HS2 sound mitigation proposal in lieu of a green tunnel extension. The technical detail was addressed by our sound expert followed I think it should be noted that the Select by HS2’s expert and cross examinations. Committee are going out of their way to be Dee Lucas t: 01296 623560 m: 07747 796200 e: dee.lucas@hotmail.co.uk cambridgeweightplan.com/dee lucas Real People * Real Support * Real Results

fair, patiently listening to what they say and treating petitioners courteously. As I have said before, their performance has raised my regard for MPs. Well before they hear the last of the Wendover petitions they will know we want a bored tunnel through the AONB. Let’s hope they are listening and are empowered to act. Following the fun I had on Monday I was there again on Tuesday with Andy Band, Ian Hanson and Peter Lockett (in name) and our hydrogeologist – David Johnson. Our theme was water. Following our presentation, which went well, the Select Committee were sufficiently concerned to ask the technical experts to meet and see what agreement could be reached and report back at 2.00pm. HS2 were their typically arrogant selves but two key agreements were reached. First, the methodology used by our expert was accepted as correct and second, that there was a hydrological risk. We reported back and while HS2 talked down the risk and said they will be addressing this later in the process, we on the other hand explained what the potential size of the risk could be and asked that this be considered when they make their final determination on a Chiltern bored tunnel. Finally, well done to those petitioners who have been heard – you have done us proud, and Good Luck to those still to be heard.


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HS2 One interesting idea that came out of the July presentations is the idea that you could bore the whole tunnel from the south all the way through the AONB. Why is this different and good for Wendover? Well first, it means there would not have to be a huge construction camp to the north of Wendover, they just utilise the one to the south for longer. That takes away the traffic and dust concerns with the current proposal. Of course the actual boring of the tunnel will take slightly longer – 5 years, with a slightly faster rate 90/m a week compared to 80/m a week assumed by HS2. Now that appears to be quite realistic given they managed to bore 140/m a week on the channel tunnel going through chalk. The slightly longer bore time is offset by fitting out the tunnel from both ends simultaneously so that it only takes a year. The net result is the time period is the same and it should be a lot cheaper – saving 2 TBM’s and one large construction camp near Wendover.

of the Select Committee. I will say the Select Committee presentations I have seen from Wendover have been very good. We need to continue giving them the personal aspects of what this project is doing to people. For those yet to appear - good luck. Brian Thompson

HS2 = The Rape of the Chilterns

The HS2 Select Committee hearings resumed on Monday 7 September with three days of presentations by Petitioners from Wendover and surrounding villages in the Chilterns. The overwhelming theme throughout was the demand for the Select Committee to recommend a tunnel right through the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) to replace the present proposal of six miles of embankments and viaducts from South Heath to Wendover, which would devastate the area.

traffic chaos, damage to the local heritage, serious effect on health and many others. But by far the most dramatic was the description by one Petitioner of the present proposal as “the Rape of the Chilterns”. He justified this unexpected use of the word by referring to the dictionary definition of “rape” – “the violation and despoliation of the countryside”. He continued: “This is precisely what the present proposal does, it violates and despoils the Chilterns AONB”. He finished by directly addressing members of the Select Committee: “Gentlemen, do you want to go down in history as complicit in the Rape of the Chilterns?”

The Select Committee has the power to recommend changes to the present proposal to improve the situation for those adversely affected by the scheme. It is hard to imagine how Petitioners could have described any There were many vivid descriptions of the more plainly the devastation which HS2 Other areas in the Chilterns are also being harm the present proposal would bring: would cause to the Chilterns. heard, which should add weight to our ask unbearable noise and visual intrusion, Antony Chapman , Wendover HS2 Action Group

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The images of the Syrian refugee crisis that we’ve seen on television and in our newspapers have captivated the nation and much of Europe. It is a humanitarian crisis that is unfolding on our doorstep and one which demands a concerted response from all of us. Further to its appeal for equipment in September, St Mary’s Church, Wendover, has launched a public appeal through which Wendover residents can donate financially to support refugees across Europe and the Middle East. All money raised will be divided equally between the British Red Cross, Médecins sans Frontières and Christian Aid, each of which is working in different ways to relieve the plight of refugees. You can donate online under Gift Aid via the St Mary’s website at www.stmaryswendover.org.

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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 Hertfordshire.

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The book comes 15 years after the Society established The Chiltern Way, a 130 mile long distance path, which has since had a number of extensions added to it. Society members are also part of the Ridgeway Compiler Andrew Clark, who headed a team Partnership, helping to maintain and of volunteers to produce the book, said: “The promote the Ridgeway long distance trail Chiltern Society has been organising walks for which runs through the Chilterns. nearly all of its 50 year existence so it was only appropriate that we should produce another 50 Great Walks in the Chilterns is available walking book to mark our Golden Jubilee. We via the Chiltern Society website, www. asked our members and volunteers to tell us chilternsociety.org and through local their favourite walks in the Chilterns and this bookshops priced £14.95. The walks can also book is the result. The walks suit all occasions be downloaded via the viewranger website, -there are family walks, pub walks, longer www.viewranger.com.

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Wendover Free Church welcomed their new minister Remco van den Heuvel and his wife Elly in a service held in St Anne’s Church and Wendover Christian Centre on Saturday 12 September. In addition to members of Wendover Free Church, Remco was welcomed by Churches Together in Wendover and representatives of other local Churches along with Chairman of Wendover Parish Council, Robert Duggan.

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Christmas The Chiltern Brewery & King’s Head

The Chiltern Brewery, Buckinghamshire and the Chilterns’ oldest independent brewery, has reached the fantastic milestone of 35 years as a local family business. Founded by Richard and Lesley Jenkinson in 1980 when they decided to address the decline in the quality of British beer by starting their own brewery. Their founding principles of wholesome, natural beers using 100% British malt and hops live on today with their two sons, George and Tom Jenkinson, now in charge. The brewery has won many awards over the years which is testament to the high quality, expertise, innovation and a dedicated team. The brewery shop is well worth a visit, especially in the build up to Christmas where you can pick up your festive ale supplies, some unique foods (many made with their beer) and some excellent gift ideas. Whilst the brewery is celebrating its 35th year, historical records for The King’s Head Inn (their brewery tap in Aylesbury) date back as far back as 1455! Henry VIII is said to have wooed Anne Boleyn in the master bedroom above the Great Hall in 1533. The King’s Head is now taking bookings for Christmas Lunch and whatever the size of your party you will be dining in the festively atmospheric and historic surroundings of either The Farmers’ Bar or The Gatehouse Chamber. Their delicious menu can be viewed online at www.chilternbrewery. co.uk/christmasmenu but do book early to avoid disappointment.

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Food & Drink along with many others, making better ales Tres Corazones than ever before. Following on from the hugely successful Grand Opening of Tres Corazones in Of course, here at No2 Pound Street, you can enjoy September, things have been in full swing at the beers on-site (we’re open late every night Wendover’s Tapas Bar. except Sunday), as well as buying to take home, so you really can have the best of both worlds! Now Katrina and the team are gearing up And then of course there is cheese. Beer and cheese. Cheese and beer. Yum. Drinking beer and eating cheese is one of life’s great pleasures, perhaps even better than drinking wine and eating cheese (bit controversial!). You can order a selection of six cheeses and try them all with your beer(s) of choice and go for the scientific approach? Or simply choose a big chunk of your favourite, some fresh chunky bread, delicious chutney and your favourite beer – the purist approach? Montgomery cheddar and XT#4 for me please – heaven! Much like we do with our fun wine tastings, we can do the same with cheese and beer; a fun and delicious way to spend an evening. Get in touch to book yourselves in – 01296 585022 – shop@2poundstreet.com.

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Tapas means little plates so you can enjoy a little snack with a drink or order enough to make a banquet! All the dishes are authentically Spanish because they are prepared by the Ortiz brothers, Angel and Pablo. There are great plans afoot for the Christmas Season including a 4 course feast - just ask! Menu suggestions include some delicious tapas to whet the appetite followed by their famous cochinillo - suckling pig - or a paella party with several versions to choose from. Speciality Spanish beers, wines and other beverages are on tap as well.


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David Lidington As readers of Wendover News will know, the HS2 Committee agreed in July to extend the tunnel at South Heath and stated that they were ‘minded’ to require an extension to the Green Tunnel south of Wendover unless HS2 Ltd were able to come up with a compelling alternative programme of environmental mitigation. Since then, I have met HS2 Ltd to hear what they had in mind in terms of an alternative package. I have continued to lobby DfT Ministers and members of the Committee and have kept in touch with Wendover and Halton Parish Councils and other local campaigners.

argument was that while that package would not provide the same relief from noise as a Green Tunnel extension, it would be a significant improvement on current plans while avoiding the visual impact of a tunnel extension. They went on to say that they could add to the package various community improvements such as additional land for public parking.

I told them that I would keep an open mind about their ideas but that my default position would be to support the tunnel option unless they could persuade local people to prefer their alternative. I suggested that they produce noise maps and other materials to show how the two options compared, so that In broad terms, the case that HS2 Ltd put local people could ask questions and come to me was as follows. An extended Green to an informed view. I am disappointed that Tunnel would bring noise relief to St Mary’s they have not yet done so. Church, Wendover House School and a fair number of Wendover residents, but the I have also talked to residents of outlying construction phase would be messy and take areas of the parish like Wendover Dean and longer than would be needed under current Nash Lee Lane about how to get improved plans. They argued that since the extension mitigation and compensation for them. would have to be above ground level, it would be visually intrusive once built. They As always, I am willing to advise individuals said that their alternative package included and businesses affected by HS2 in confidence raising the height of the proposed sound about their particular case and to make barriers alongside the route and installing representations on their behalf. Please email barriers alongside the bypass to reduce the me at david.lidington.mp@parliament.uk if I level of underlying, ambient noise. Their can help.

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Congratulations to Yvonne and all the team at Scruples of Wendover for the clinic’s 30th anniversary year Wishing them continuing success with the Gentle Laser

Scruples is Wendover’s longest established hair and beauty salon and is conveniently located in the High Street, adjacent to a large car park. In May 1985, Yvonne joined Scruples as a self-employed therapist and rented a single room upstairs. Within two years Yvonne had taken over the entire first floor and had two therapists working with her. Ten years later, Mr. Cooper, the owner, retired and she took over the whole business. At this time her sister Beverley came on board to help with admin and at present her daughter Amy manages the salon making it a real family business. Scruples now employs a team of twenty one, which includes qualified stylists, beauty therapists, hairdressing apprentices and receptionists. In 2013, the salon was completely refurbished and now provides a very modern feel with light and spacious surroundings giving a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Scruples’ dedicated hair team, Amy N, Ami-Jo, Billie, Debbie, Sasha, Carrie, Ashleigh and Sarah-Jane, have chosen to work with Joico and Clynol as their professional brands. Joico is renowned for its luxury K-PAK intensive repair conditioning system and quality complementary home care treatments. Clynol provides an extensive range of beautiful colours and salon-exclusive care and styling products. Three of our stylists, Amy N, Ami-Jo and Billie have recently completed a training program with Balmain and luxury hair extensions are now available. Scruples hairdressing apprentices are Sophie, Leah and Kimberley.

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to Scruples The beauty team, Francesca, Keris, DJ, Tarnya and Becca provide a full range of treatments using quality preparations including salon-exclusive Sentéales skin care, Jessica nail care, Mii mineral makeup and St Tropez tanning. Away from the busy hair salon, Scruples beauty treatment rooms are situated on the first floor creating a peaceful environment ideal for the wide range of relaxing treatments. Last year, laser hair removal was added to Scruples traditional waxing and electrolysis services. Yvonne oversees all laser treatments and has been working with lasers since 1999. She was trained by a Consultant Dermatologist at Amersham Hospital in the use and application of lasers for hair removal and other skin treatments. During the last 15 years of working with lasers in private practice, Yvonne has developed considerable expertise in hair removal which helps to provide safe treatment and long lasting results. Scruples has joined over 10,000

doctors by choosing the GentleLase Pro from Candela as this laser gives the best results across a wide range of skin types. It also has a unique Dynamic Cooling Device which prepares the skin making the treatment as comfortable as it is effective. At Scruples, ongoing training is considered a very important part of the salon’s approach, helping every team member to reach their full potential. Both stylists and beauty therapists are continuously developing their skills and techniques to keep up to date with the latest trends and fashions. This ensures customers can rely on informed and helpful advice tailored to their individual needs. Scruples highly motivated team can provide all your hair and beauty needs in their friendly salon. For more information or to book an appointment please call the salon, to be greeted by one of Scruples receptionists, Amanda, Adele, Kim or Clare on 01296 622043 or visit the Scruples website www. scruplesofwendover.co.uk.


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Business Forum Great Great Taste Awards

It’s “ale” in a great day’s work at the annual food and drink ‘Oscars’ for The Chiltern Brewery. Bottled beers from The Chiltern Brewery www.chilternbrewery.co.uk have won a total of 8 Gold Stars between them in an outstandingly successful year at the Great Taste Awards 2015, described by some as the Oscars of the food and drink world. Three Hundreds Dark Old Ale 5.0% Vol. was the star of a packed show, winning a maximum 3 Gold Stars and narrowly taking the spotlight from Bodger’s Barley Wine 8.5% vol with 2 stars. Only 130 out of the 10,000 products entered are awarded 3 Gold Stars and just 597 attain 2 stars. A stellar supporting cast of Lord-Lieutenant’s Cream Porter 6.0% vol, Glad Tidings 4.6 vol and Battle of Britain Old Ale 5.0% vol won a highly creditable one Gold Star each. From the very start the ethos at The Chiltern Brewery has been to brew natural,

wholesome beers using 100% British ingredients - the best Class A malt and hops with great provenance and to mirror age old brewing methods. 35 years on, The Chiltern Brewery remains the oldest independent brewery in Buckinghamshire and the Chiltern Hills. The extensive and varied range of bottled beers features fresh new vibrant branding by leading design agency Dirty Design in Bristol, capturing the spirit and flavour of the rural splendour of the Chiltern Hills. The beers are available online at www. chilternbrewery.co.uk, from the brewery shop in Terrick and at various independent outlets.

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Lee works with individuals, professional cycle teams, world class athletes, local businesses and national and international organisations such as the NHS and GE Healthcare. Outdoor TEC offers a mobile service and also a new shop based at Halton UK (Tennis Centre) – fantastic parking and a great place to get a coffee or a bite to eat if you are waiting for a repair. Outdoor TEC also offer new and quality second hand bikes. Many of these come direct from teams and are unique and often have some history – they also represent great value for money! Need a training course? There are Mountain Bike Instructor Training courses for those aspiring instructors, personal skills coaching for individuals or groups looking to develop their personal skills and also complementary training such as navigation and first aid. Contact Lee for more information on otecbikes@gmail.com or 07824 828024. See advert for Outdoor TEC page 13.

NEWS FROM WENDOVER HEALTH CENTRE - 01296 623452 New Patients

We welcome new patients who live in our catchment area which includes Wendover, Halton, Aston Clinton, Weston Turville, Stoke Mandeville, Butler’s Cross, the Lee and Lee Common. To register with the practice please fill in the appropriate registration forms (which can be downloaded from our website www.westongrove.com) and return them to the practice together with photographic proof of ID and proof of residence. You will also be required to complete a GSM1 form, which can be obtained from Reception. It would be very helpful if you can let us know your NHS number which is shown on your NHS Medical Card.

Eligible patients include all those aged 65 years and over and those over 18 years with significant long-term medical conditions; if you want to check if you are eligible please see: www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/ pages/flu-influenza-vaccine.aspx.

Unfortunately, there have been manufacturing delays of the nasal vaccine used in children and young people and we will NOT be able to vaccinate this age group at the same time as eligible adults. We are anticipating delivery of this vaccine will take place by mid-October and we ask parents of eligible children to contact us at this time regarding dates for vaccination. (Eligible children are those with long-term conditions and all children born on or after 1 September 2010 and on or before Influenza vaccine A reminder that our clinic flu vaccination 30 September 2013.) clinics will take place as follows: Making the most of your appointment Sat 26 Sept, Surnames A - C Appointments with doctors are at 10 minute Sat 3 Oct, Surnames D-I intervals. In order to make the best use of Sat 10 Oct, Surnames J - P the time available, when you see the doctor Sat 17 Oct, Surnames Q - Z please try and be clear about what it is you are Clinics will run from 8.30am - 12noon. If one concerned about and what you are expecting date is not suitable please attend another. from the appointment. Make it clear early in the If you are unable to attend any Saturday flu consultation if you have more than one problem clinic please check on our website or with you wish to discuss, this will allow for you and reception what other dates are available. your doctor to agree on priorities for the time 24

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available. It may not always be possible for the doctor to deal with all of the problems in one appointment, and therefore you may be asked to return on another occasion.

Our Care Quality Commission Rating

The CQC rated our services as “good” following their inspection visit which took place in December 2014. The full report can be accessed at www.cqc.org.uk.

Charity Fundraising

Dr. Kate Jewell, who is with us covering Dr Nighat’s Arif maternity leave, is raising money for two charities by taking part in the Windsor Half Marathon on 27 September, and the Jurassic Challenge, a 9 hour mountain bike ride and hike around the Dorset Coast on 3 October. If you would like to sponsor her in either of these great causes, please speak to Reception or go online to: mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/katejewell (Children in Need) or www.justgiving.com/ KateJewell2015/ (Royal British Legion).

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We will close at 1pm on Thursday 15 October for staff training. For details of our opening hours and information on the services we offer please see www.westongrove.com.

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Business Forum The Dandy Kid

The Dandy Kid Wendover will be opening a new shop within The Barn Courtyard later this month (as going to press, date tbc). The shop will be selling children’s gifts, toys, clothes and accessories (for children from 0-6), plus some nice bits for grown ups too. The Dandy Kid source products from independent brands around the globe and the shop is also online at www.thedandykid. com. They plan to offer a collect in store option for Wendover as well. The shop, which is situated just inside the Barn Courtyard (opposite Budgens), will allow easier access for prams. Plans for the Autumn include baby massage taster sessions plus grandparent and parent shopping evenings. Autumn opening hours will be Wednesday & Thursday 11-3pm and Saturday 10-5pm.

Welcome to Chiltern Brewniversity

Throughout its 35 years, the Chiltern Brewery has been at the forefront of the revival of classic English ale styles flying the flag for proper, and revived, tasty British beer. Part of that passionate commitment to brewing involves attracting and training talented new people that the industry desperately needs. Long time Chiltern Brewery employee Dave McGovern has been awarded a highly valued and well respected Diploma in Brewing Qualification from The Institute of Brewing & Distilling, a great and well deserved achievement which both he and Head Brewer Tom Jenkinson are absolutely thrilled about. Dave, who has been working at the brewery now for 10 years, decided that he would love a qualification to reflect his commitment to his career in brewing, something which Directors George and Tom Jenkinson firmly encouraged him to

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My husband David died 3 months ago. It is only now that I have had the time and the courage to look through the many condolences cards and emails I received. There is a big pile from friends in Wendover and I am taking the liberty to use Wendover News to thank everyone for their love, concern and prayers. They are a great comfort. The money from all the gifts received instead of flowers amounted to over £850 which was sent to Tearfund, one of David’s favourite charities. The last Open House we ran mid-May raised another £700 which was sent to Advantage Africa. Mind boggling generosity! Friends near and far are precious. From next year on, I will be able to have visitors. I hope to have lots of visitors from the UK! Odile Pollard

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having to clear the dog mess before cutting it. If I don’t check before starting, I run the risk of either walking in it or having to clear it off the mower after use. I thought it was an offence not to clear up after your dog, but when was the last time anyone was fined? Please, you know who you are. CLEAR IT UP. Thank you. Name and Address Supplied

Church bells for the Queen

Maybe you heard the bells ringing on the evening of 9 September? It was the day that the Queen became Britain’s longest-reigning Monarch and bells were rung across the country to mark the occasion. Wendover bell ringers took part in the celebration of this special milestone by ringing the bells of St Mary’s. Listen out for them again on Sunday mornings and other special occasions or better still, come and join our enthusiastic team of bell ringers! New members are always welcome and we’d be delighted to see you at our practice night, Tuesday 7.30 – 9pm. Jennie Crummack, Tower Captain

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Club Corner Mid Bucks Beekeepers Association

On the whole this season has been a poor one for honey production; the hot dry July seemed to hold back a lot of the usual summer forage for the bees. The infestation of wasps this Autumn has been an issue as they have been robbing weaker honeybee colonies. All in all it has been an interesting but not outstanding honey year. All the same, this month there are several Honey Shows where our members compete. The Bucks County Beekeepers Association Honey Show will be held on 10 October at John Colet School. As well as the Show, the county AGM will be held plus there will be workshops and lectures covering such topics as Encaustic Art and Solitary Bees. Our AGM and Honey Show will be held on 21 October and finally the National Honey Show 29 - 31 October. Last year Bucks won the Smallholders Shield for the most points at the National Show. We are making best efforts to retain the Shield. For further information on these and other events please go to www.mbbka.org.uk.

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FRANK FENNELL Starting on Friday 2 October we will be running PLUMBING & HEATING a mixed tennis club night for all standards Bathrooms, Ensuites, Cloakrooms, Showers, of play. Over the last couple of years our Water Softeners, C/Heating, Power Flushing Mixed Pairs teams have done well in both the No job too small Winter and Summer leagues with successive 07967 638527 01296 620629 francoffennell@gmail.com promotions. September saw the start of the www.frankfennellplumbingservices.co.uk new membership year for our Squash section. The Club Squash and Racketball leagues continue to be popular. Details of all of our Club nights and coaching programme for both juniors and adults can be found at www. wendovertennisandsquash.co.uk.

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Club Corner The Whitchurch Morris Men – Wassail chants recorded the custom. It is rumoured and join us. You can contact us through our

that King John was assassinated with a poisoned bowl of ale. Henry IV is said to have survived two assassination attempts from poisoned Wassail bowls, the first in 1399 resulted in the deaths of the Earls of Exeter, Salisbury, Gloucester and Surrey and a second attempt in 1403 ended with less bloodletting. In 978AD King Edward the Martyr was murdered on the orders of his stepmother by being stabbed in the back So I can hear you say, it’s Morris and drinking whilst enjoying the Wassail Cup. There were again but in fact, there is no established some who claim that the mortal blow was connection other than that they are all part actually struck by the stepmother herself. of our English social history. The Angles and Saxons came to Briton around 400AD and The later custom has the Loving Cup passed Danelaw was established around 800AD. from dancer to dancer and the person to the Both came to an end in 1066AD. The first immediate left stands and turns their back to recorded Morris event was in 1137AD so protect the recipient. I bet they didn’t teach it’s doubtful the Normans (French Vikings), you this at school! brought Morris with them. We’ve started our practice nights so come Whatever the origins of the Wassail, by and join in on Tuesdays at 8:15pm in medieval times, the symbolic toast and the Wilstone Village Hall and live real history. All drink itself was established and songs and you men and boys have to do is come along Waes Hael. Drinc Hael. From the AngloSaxon tongue, meaning a toast of good health and the traditional reply. There is no single definition of what Wassailing is in all of its forms but is best described as a set of customs meant to bring good health and luck which is represented in the Wassail drink. A similar Norse blessing is Ves Heill or “be healthy” and in today’s language – Cheers!

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Wendover Sparrowhawks vs. Thame Cyclones The first match of the Aylesbury District Netball Winter League kicked off on 9 September for the Wendover Sparrowhawks. Wendover soon settled into play and kept level with the Cyclones, but the Cyclones were outplayed and the final whistle went with the score at 28-11 to the Sparrowhawks!

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It’s not too late to come and join in with Wendover Choral Society’s rehearsals for Handel’s Messiah on Thursday evenings 7.45-9.45pm in St Mary’s Church. Handel’s Messiah is always a fabulously uplifting piece of music at this time of year, in the run up to Christmas. It certainly gets you in the festive mood. It’s going to be a terrific performance with a professional orchestra and soloists, so The Sparrowhawks play most Wednesdays at the more the merrier! Aylesbury College. Their website has the latest details: www.wendovernetballclub.weebly.com. 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan For the past two years 36 Scouts and Guides from Buckinghamshire and Anglia (including 4 from Wendover and Aston Clinton: Alex Wall, Adam Kellet, Nathan Gray and myself) have been meeting up once a month in preparation for a once in a lifetime trip to Japan. Activities included first aid training, walking, pioneering and learning to work as a team.

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for life and have learnt many valuable skills which I will carry with me throughout my life. I feel very privileged to have been able to go on this trip and would like to thank Buckinghamshire County Scouts for the support and funding, Aylesbury Vale District for their support with the fundraising and any members of the community who came along to one of my fundraising events. I would thoroughly recommend applying to go on any Jamboree, especially the world ones, either as a participant or a volunteer. It will be an experience you will never forget. Tabi Clarke

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After 18 months planning, 1st Wendover Scouts set off for Iceland on Friday 21 August. The group of 41 was made up of Scouts, Explorers and Leaders. As we stood waiting for the coach to arrive the excitement was The whole trip was amazing and has made already building of what lay ahead. A big me realise how diverse our world actually is. thank you to all the people who supported I have made many friends which I will keep the trip and helped make it such a success.

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RAF Halton Police and Security Flight played a huge part in the recent Station exercises conducted as part of the main Exercise FIVE ARROWS recently. The morning saw the reporting and reaction processes put to the test in an aircraft crash incident on the airfield. The Emergency Response Plan was followed by MPGS in calling out the necessary personnel to attend the incident. The cordon and Forward Control Point was immediately put in place by the MPGS whilst the RAF Police reacted by setting up an Incident Control Point.

carried out on all injured and passed on the Senior Medical Officer and Regional Medical Centre so that they could assist the local ambulance staff on arrival.

The second half of the day saw the Police and Security Flight tested to the full with a Mass Casualty exercise. The scenario was based around a primitive attack at the exit gate involving a flight of marching airmen hit by a vehicle. The MPGS received the report and were first on the scene providing constant situation reports so that the right personnel were alerted to the incident. Upon arrival on scene, with Flt Lt Cotton, OC Police, as Bronze Commander, who took full control of the incident, triage was

Flight Sergeant Dawn Bellingham from the Police Flight, said: “This was a busy day for the Station as the follow up work completed by Personnel Management Squadron continued long into the afternoon in regards to their casualty notification procedures. This is where we find our initial reaction and reporting of incidents is a key point in these processes. The requirement to collate accurate detail and preserve life and evidence puts the RAF Police at the core of the provision of Force Protection in the Royal Air Force.”

With a varied amount of experience on the Flight it was commented upon by the medical services about the professionalism of the RAF Police assessment of the scene. This is testament to the huge amount of training and experience undergone throughout the last 13 years in order to support operations abroad.

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World Challenge 2016 I am lucky enough to be taking part in the World Challenge with 11 other Sixth Form students from John Colet School. We are heading off to Zambia for 17 days in July/ August 2016. We are very excited for this trip of a lifetime as well as feeling a little apprehensive about what is lined up for us!

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The total cost of this trip is £2,955 – quite a lot! We are all doing individual fundraising and group fundraising, including bag-packing at Budgens in Wendover. With Christmas creeping up on us, we all have fundraising schemes coming up for that magical time of the year. Please spare some change for your John Colet schoolchild for our fun events planned there and if you see any World Challenge students in Wendover over the next few months, please come and speak to us and donate in any way you can. Our email How will we, the students, “make a is jcsworldchallenge@hotmail.co.uk. follow difference”? In Zambia we will have 3 days us on Twitter @JCSWorldChall – thank you! with the local community. Mid-way through Ellice Evans What is World Challenge? It is an “education through exploration” project including expeditions for schools where students travel to a third world country and make a difference, conquer personal challenges - such as very long treks - and increase global awareness. The aim overall is for the students to immerse themselves into a world vastly different from their own, develop teamwork and leadership skills and gain confidence and self-esteem – all invaluable life skills.

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Tribute: Christopher Lake Wendover has recently lost one of its most remarkable residents, Anthony Christopher Lake, an unassuming and intelligent man with an immense regard for humanity. A caring man who enriched the lives of so many people. Born in 1920, his early childhood was happy if unconventional. When he was 13 years old he attended what he described as “an unusual school with about 75 other pupils who came from many different countries” which no doubt helped him become so accepting of others. When he was 14, he visited Greece and Turkey, thereby kick starting a lifelong love of Greece. The trip also inspired him to present his own plans for solving the problems in the Balkans to the Turkish Ambassador’s Private Secretary. His first steps as a committed peacemaker. Christopher left school at 15 and went into farming, but was not happy. He was drawn by the Eastern Mediterranean and travelled across Europe to Turkey, only arriving back from his second trip the day before World War 2 was declared. Already a committed Christian, Christopher was moving toward Quakerism so military service troubled him. Christopher could not be discharged during war so, with the help of Michael Tippett the composer, he absconded and was later court-martialled as a conscientious objector and served 3 months in prison. In 1943 Christopher became Travelling Secretary of the Friends Peace Committee and soon after joined the League for Democracy in Greece. In 1944 he married his first wife Hazel, the mother of his daughters Eleni & Tina. Unfortunately so much travelling, attending the Peace Association, CND meetings, talking

with Greek & Turkish leaders for the Peace continued to give Greek lessons, notably to for Cyprus Committee, including Archbishop Professor Brian Woledge, then in his 90’s. Makarios, put a great strain on family life and they were later divorced. He was the National Trust Warden for Coombe Hill and joined the Chiltern and Christopher continued to actively support Wendover Societies. He not only walked CND, the Peace Association and the League but cleared and maintained many of our for Democracy in Greece. He became the local footpaths. He loved to be out in the Chairman of the Greek Relief Fund, founded in countryside “doing” and if there wasn’t 1968 to assist the families of political prisoners anything needing his attention on the hills, during the military dictatorship in Greece, he would ask his much younger neighbours (67-74). He even secretly delivered pamphlets if he could prune their fruit trees. hidden in his Bible until he was turned back at the Yugoslav-Greek border as an undesirable Christopher and Leni loved to travel, alien. After Democracy was restored in especially if they could combine it with their Greece, he was lauded and received as an interest in humanity. During one trip they honoured guest by the Government. walked the Pilgrim routes of Spain, though He came to live in Wendover in 1970, and began attending the Quaker meetings in Aylesbury, where he met his soulmate, Leni. They married in 1977, but far from settling into a quiet, cosy retirement, Christopher’s activities increased. He became a very committed Quaker, involved in many Quaker projects. He worked at Kenneth Roberton’s music publishers in the Wendover windmill. A perfect occupation for a music lover who regularly enjoyed concerts at St Mary’s Church and Aylesbury Music Club.

Leni was concerned that Christopher, whose hair was thinning, didn’t get sun stroke or burn. Even in their late 70s they enjoyed a wonderful trip to Mount Sinai and St Catherine’s Monastery.

Their cottage was always full of interesting and stimulating people from all walks of life. Christopher was Leni’ s devoted companion and carer as her health deteriorated which eventually brought about the move to Cherry Trees. There, friends continued to enjoy and cherish visits with this exceptional man who Christopher had a lifelong interest in gave and inspired such love. Genealogy and served as both Vice-President and President of the Bucks Family History Christopher had such a long and rich life that Society. In 1981, he published “European it is impossible to encapsulate this singular Rulers 1060 - 1981: a cross referenced man. Perhaps Chrissie Williams comes genealogy” and produced a beautiful family closest: “Christopher had the wonderful tree to celebrate Prince Charles’s marriage knack of establishing meaningful, loving to Lady Diana Spencer. As well as his love of friendships. His combination of listening, books, his intellectual interests also included wit, good humour and engagement with the the Workers Education Association and he world were a very special mix.” Tel: 01296 393932 or go to our website for a free quote

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Local Face: Peter James Peter James and his wife, Liz have lived in group covering topics such as whether or Wendover for 32 years. Their three children not we should get rid of Trident, to issues grew up here, attending the local schools, surrounding the funding of faith schools. including Wendover Middle School (as it was then called) where, for fifteen years, Liz was a teacher. Peter grew up in Retford in Nottinghamshire and attended the local grammar school before Leeds University, where he graduated in English Literature. He began his career with Marks and Spencer, before joining Mothercare in the early seventies. In 1984 he moved into marketing with Aspen Television, then to Terence Conran’s empire as chief executive of Conran Design Group. In 1988 he returned to Mothercare as chief executive of their UK and European operation. Peter has been heavily involved in local activities both before and since his retirement. In 1980 he worked with local charities to found Aylesbury’s first Gateway Club for children and adults with physical and learning disabilities. In 1983 he spearheaded the fundraising campaign to raise money for the construction of Wendover’s much needed St Mary’s Centre and, for the last twenty years, he was secretary and treasurer of the Friends of St Mary’s Church. More recently he has become an active member of Wendover U3A and now runs a monthly discussion

Since retirement Peter and Liz spend much of their time travelling throughout Europe, with trips as far afield as southern Italy and the Arctic Circle. Meanwhile, Peter’s main pastime is writing, which he has continued since his university days. “For many years,” he says, “I just wrote short stories, with no thought of trying to get them published. Then I decided to have a go at a novel. It took five years, but when I finally produced ‘Deferral of Guilt’, I was persuaded by family and friends to send it to a publisher. To my

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surprise, Macmillan rang me back within a week saying they were keen to publish, but could I commit to producing two more novels within eighteen months, preferably featuring the same characters? Unhappy at the prospect of being chained to my computer for that length of time, I declined.” With that door closed, in 2012 Peter decided to self publish “Deferral of Guilt” on Amazon and was astonished to see it climb their top 100 charts to reach number one in both the Crime and General Fiction categories, outselling at one point even JK Rowling! Now, three years later he has launched his second novel, “Seeds of Doubt”. Says Peter, “I was lucky with ‘Deferral of Guilt’, in that I launched it just as Kindle sales were really taking off, so I am not expecting the same runaway success with ‘Seeds of Doubt’. But my main pleasure was in writing it. If the novel gives pleasure to others, that’s a bonus.” “Seeds of Doubt” by James Parr (Peter’s pen name) is now available from Amazon, either as a paperback or as a Kindle download. ELAINE MACWHIRTER

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Zumba with Nikki, Mon & Thu 1815 Halton School, Sat 0930 Wendover Jr School

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FabricHQ sewing. Topics, times & locations vary, see website for details


Mon-Thu, SUN

19.30-21.30 or stated Cornelli Sugarcraft cake decorating courses. Topics vary, see website for details.


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Badminton Club. 19.45-21.45 Mon, bgeinners 18.45-19.45 Fri, John Colet School




Cat Booker Fitness classes, times & locations vary, see website for details




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



7.30 or 19.30

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




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


10.30, 11.30, 13.00

Hartbeeps Music Classes for children, Wendover Library, see website for details



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



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

Nikki 07868 873911

Tue & Wed


Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell

01296 624089



Plain Stitch sewing, including monthly Sewing Bee. Topics, times & locations vary.




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

01494 475367


10.15 & 11.15

Bounce & Rhyme (term time only), Library Room

0845 2303232



(bi-weekly) Multiple Magic—support group for multiple births, Wen Children’s Ctre 01296 621143



Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell



IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall




Wheelers & Dealers, Square Dance Club, Wendover Memorial Hall

07731 776654



Halton Singers, Halton Village Hall




Jodie Digby Fitness courses, various locations


Wed, SUN, last Fri 09.30 or stated

Cycle Rides with Local Cycle Touring Clubs




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




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




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

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Adult Swimming Classes, Wendover Pool

Sharon 07990 521679



Sketch Club, £10 per session, Wendover Library Room

Julie 07710 196334

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Wendover Weekly Market, Manor Waste



Fun Dog Training, Ellesborough Parish Hall




Messy Play, Wendover Children’s Centre




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

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(bi-weekly) Healing Meditation Group



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

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Taekwondo for ages 5 and up, Wendover CofE Junior School




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

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Little Creators Crafts for pre-schoolers, Wendover Library Room

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09.30 & 11.15

Hatha yoga—09.30-11.00 and 11.15-12.45, St Anne’s Hall




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



Healing Meditation Group, £10




Lipreading and Hearing Loss Course, Wendover Library Room




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

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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

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

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Rookie Lifeguard Classes for 8-12 year olds (term time only), Green Park Pool

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EVENT exhibitions at Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP - special events half term, see p 2 Family History Sessions with Cathy Soughton, Wendover Community Library, see p 2 "Jersey Boys", Aylesbury Waterside Theatre (no matinee Friday) Wendover Library Reading Group (1st Thursday), Wendover Library Room Flotsam Book Group visits BBC studios The Wendover Society Harvest Supper with guest speaker, see p 2 Wendover Community Library AGM, Open Day & Reading Challenge Awards, see p 2 Harvest Supper, tickets £10, WT Village Hall - booking required, see p2 Aylesbury Opera "Eugene Onegin", St Mary's Church Wendover, see advert p 4 Aylesbury Concert Band Autumn Concert, tickets £8, Holy Trinity Church HP21 7QX, see p 16 Easy Paced Cycle Ride, 04 - SM Combined School, 18 - Cafe in the Park, A Clinton. See p 2 Antique & Retro Fair, Café in the Park HP22 5HL Library Celebration & Messy Crafts for pre-schoolers, Wendover Community Library, see p 2 Hell’s Angels - The Scooter Group, Wendover Christian Centre, see p2 Wendover Area Walk with the Ramblers,leisurely 5 miles, starts Wendover Library car park KEHS monthly meeting - "Something doesn't smell right". Stewart Hall HP17 0XN, see p 2 Wendover Twinning Association Coffee Morning (2nd Thursday), Red Lion Tea & Talk with speaker from RAF Halton, Wendover Library Room, see p2 Carers Bucks monthly meeting, Wendover Library Room Annual Parish Quiz first round, Wendover Bowls Club, Dobbins Lane, see p 2 W Turville Horticultural Society, AGM & talk “The Garden in Autumn & Winter”, WT Village Hall Language Conversation Group, Wendover Library Room, see p2 Autumn Apple Fair, Lindengate Site, Worlds End Gdn Ctre, see advert p 5 Family Film Evening - “Shaun the Sheep”, free entry, Wendover Christian Centre, see p 3 WI Quiz for Lindengate, Wendover Memorial Hall, see p 3 Colour Rush for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity, ALF Green Park Aston Clinton, see p 3 Scruples Celebratory Week, Scruples, 16 High Street, see pp 22-23 "Bosom Buddies" breast cancer support gp (2nd Monday), Orchard Children's Ctre HP23 5DJ Knit & Natter, Wendover Library Room, see p 2 “Learn My Way” free computer training, booking essential, Wendover Library, see p 2 Wendover Evening WI meeting – "Reducing your chemical load", see p 4 Chiltern Humanists -"Should Humanists eat animals?", Wendover Library Room, see p 4 John Hampden School open morning for parents of children starting Sept 2016, see p 4 Grandparents Association Support Group (2nd Wednesday), Holiday Inn, Weston Turville Quiz Night at King & Queen, South Street AC, B & DB Hort Society-‘‘Morning Coffee & Afternoon Tea”, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS, see p 4 Legacy Fairs, Wendover Memorial Hall, see advert p 5 Sages Monthly Meeting (3rd Thursday), Wendover Christian Centre Wendover Horticultural Society - "Islands around Britain and their wildlife", Wen Library Room Ayles Ctre for the National Trust - "Pirates, Pelicans & Potoos", Broughton Jr School HP20 1NQ Flotsam Book Group meeting, contact Helen for venue Film - "Chef", tickets £5 from the Library, Wendover Library Room, see p 4 Aston Wine Club meeting with speaker Neil Courtier Wendover Local Produce Market, Manor Waste Liffre Links, Wendover Library Room, see advert p 1 Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre, see p 5 Family History - "Obituaries For Family Historians", Preb Fm Comm Ctre HP19 7QW, see p 5 Ayles Vale Embroiderers Guild meeting, Stoke Mandeville Methodist Church HP22 5UJ, see p 5 Sausage Supper & Music Quiz, tickets £12, Anthony Hall, Aston Clinton, see p 5 Service for Wholeness & Healing, St Mary’s Church Wendover, see advert p 4 UB40 at the Waterside, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, see p 6 Volunteering Fair, Friars Square Shopping Centre, Aylesbury National Vegetable Society Lectures, Pitstone Memorial Hall LU7 9EY, see p 6 Jump to It! skydiving fundraiser for PACE, Brackley, Northamptonshire, see p 12 Launch of Junior Book Group, Wendover Community Library BBOWT Plant & Produce Sale, free admission, Gt Missenden Memorial Ctre, see advert p 5 Wycombe Cygnets Concert, tickets £10, St Mary’s Church, Weston Turville, see advert p 5 Monthly Craft Market (4th Sunday), Wendover Woods Sing and Sign for pre-schoolers. Advance booking required. Wendover Community Library. The Dandy Kid Knit Club, Whitewaters Café, Back Street, Wendover Reading Group for the Visually Impaired, Wendover Library Room AC, B & DB Horticultural Society meeting - AGM & social, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS, see p 4 On Screen - special screening - “Paddington”, tickets from the Library. Library Room, see p 6 Weston Turville Historical Society meeting - "Life & Death in Iron Age BUCKS", WT Village Hall

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View from the Chair

Once again the last few weeks have seen huge efforts by the POP Group and Halton and Wendover Parish Councils preparing for their appearance at the HS2 Select Committee. Thanks are due to the Wendover Chamber of Trade and Commerce who provided excellent input for the business side of our presentation. More detail and analysis appears in Brian Thompson’s report on page 16. Being the first to appear after the summer recess on Monday 7 September did have its advantages – one being that we could get a train back to Wendover at a sensible hour (the session finished at 12.03am!). Again it was great seeing so many familiar faces at the Hearing. Having returned home and watched proceedings at my leisure (parliamentlive.tv), I have to congratulate everyone who appeared. There were no boilerplate presentations – it was all from the heart! I have to congratulate in particular those individuals who appeared on their own and gave passionate presentations. Many had to wait a long time and endure a coach journey in the early hours back to Wendover (provided generously by the SC). I’m convinced that the Select Committee is listening, and will continue to listen, to the people of Wendover. Let’s keep it going. On other matters, we welcome Kevin O’Neill as a new Parish Councillor and are looking

forward to the Christmas Lights Switch On taking place on Friday 4 December. Great strides have been made on the WW1 Commemorative Quilt which will be completed by November ready for its launch around Remembrance day. The Manor Waste refurbishment will be starting in the New Year and we hope to complete by the end of March 2016. Finally, congratulations are due to the Wendover Society who celebrated their 50th birthday on Saturday 19 September. Robert Duggan, Chairman

Parish Council Meeting Monday 5 October, 7.30pm Library Room

Charity Stalls for 2016

At the Local Produce Market each month the Parish Council allocates one free stall to a local charity. It is time to apply for 2016. If you are interested please contact the Clock Tower. The only stipulation is that no food or drink is sold as it may take trade away from other stallholders. The Markets are held on the Manor Waste on the third Saturday each month from 9am to 1pm.

Local Produce Market Manor Waste 9am to 1pm Saturday 17 October

New Dog Bins

The Council is always trying to improve services in response to requests and ideas New Councillor - Kevin O’Neill from members of the public. We will Service with the RAF soon be installing two new dog waste bins brought my family and I following requests received from members to Wendover in 2002 and of the public. After careful consideration we have been here ever we decided new bins near Perch Bridge since! Now retired, I see on Halton Lane and near the new RAF co-option to the Parish Haddington play park on Princess Mary Gate Council as an opportunity to use my range were excellent suggestions and the new bins of skills and experience to help support my will be arriving soon. fellow residents and give something back to the community that welcomed us so warmly. Community Orchard Branching Out! The WW1 Memorial Orchard planted at Annual External Audit Rope Walk Meadow (adjacent to Hampden Each year the Parish Council sends its accounts Meadow) earlier this year is going from and other financial information to an External strength to strength. We have been keeping Auditor appointed by the Audit Commission. it fed and watered through the summer This is called the “Annual Return”. We have and the trees, many of which are rare local just received our Certificate from the External varieties, have survived well. We have lost Auditor (Mazars LLP) who have given us a a few, but fewer clean bill of health. A copy of the Annual than was forecast. Return for the financial year ended 31 March An information 2015 can be found on our website - www. board will be put wendover-pc.gov.uk/council/transparency. up soon. Wendover Parish Council, The Clock Tower, High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU www.wendover-pc.gov.uk


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