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Wendover Celebrates 2016 Logo

2016 is another Wendover Celebrates year, so once again our local infant school children came up with some fantastic entries in the Wendover Celebrates 2016 logo competition. They gave the judges a headache but finally the overall winner was chosen so expect to see this cowboy often in Wendover in 2016. The winners will be given small prizes when they go back to school in the new year and Wendover News hopes to be able to give more detail in the February edition.

The Lionel Abel-Smith Trust

The Trustees will meet in 2016 on Wednesday 13 April to consider applications from individuals and organisations from within the parish of Wendover and the Moor Park Estate at this, their 38th Annual Meeting. For information about the Trust please see their website: To apply for a grant, please write to or email the Clerk, Mrs Glenys Newman, giving as much information as possible, and including your name, address, contact telephone number and email address if you have one. Organisations should enclose a copy of their audited accounts.


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Cooking, Sewing & Knitting Groups Land Use Consultation Event From classes to casual meetings, if you like to make or decorate cakes, sew or knit, there is sure to be a group for you. Classes for spring are already booking up! See pages 26 & 27.

Thu 7, 4-8.30pm, St Anne’s Hall & Sat 9, 10.30am-2pm, WT Village Hall Consultation on proposals for land use, World’s End area. See advert page 5.

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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 Rides Sunday 10, 9.30am from Stoke Mandeville Combined School, Sunday 17, 9.30am from Your Cafe in the Park, Aston Clinton and Sunday 24, 9.30am from Wendover Clock Tower. Visit southbuckscycling.or​ rides for more.

Tue 12, 7.45pm, St Anne’s Hall We start off the New Year with an evening of “Pot Luck” when we make our own fun and entertainment. The “Play Reading Group” will start the evening’s entertainment, performing an amusing short play. Visitors are most welcome. Contact: Margaret Currell - 01296 582318. www.wendoverwi.

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The Ramblers have a programme of organised Thu 14, 2.30pm, Wendover Library Room walks in the Wendover area. Have a look at AGM and talk, topic TBC. the listings on pages 26 & 27 for more details.

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Saturday February 6th at St Marys Church, Wendover

Doors open at 6.45 ; Show starts at 7.30 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine before the concert, (and after as well if you choose.) Tickets £10 at the door; Children under sixteen - £5 Proceeds to Wendover Choral Society Registered charity number 1107449 1


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Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Evening WI Exhibition 10 Oct-13 Feb. Photography! 16 Jan-5 Mar. Be inspired by some of the best photographers in the world and discover more about the professional side of photography. Free entry. For a full programme of photography events, including competition, visit the museum website. Roald Dahl Gallery on the same site; check website for opening hours. The museum also has talks in the community and is offering a special deal to readers 15:13 quoting the code ULS2015. Details on www.

Fri 15, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room The first On Screen presentation in 2016 will be “Suffragette”, the opening film of 2015’s BFI London Film Festival. Tickets £5, available now from the Library.

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Sun 31, online Bucks Open Studios is on the hunt for local artists and makers to take part in its 2016 event from 11-26 June. Deadline Film Nights for entries is 31 January 2016. Visit www. St. Dunstan’s Church, HP27 9JE Sat 23, 5pm “Big Hero 6” (PG). A fabulous Disney film of high tech heroes. Free for more information. marshmallows! Sat 30, 7pm “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (PG). The next Coming Soon - Save the Date! instalment from the hotel that promises • 2 Feb - Get Wendover Cycling will hold everything but usually fails to deliver! Free its AGM at 64A Lionel Avenue. All are welcome. speciality tea. • 6 Feb - The Seasons of England fundraiser concert for Wendover Choral Society, St Weston Turville Historical Society Mary’s Church, 6pm, see advert page 2. Fri 29, 8pm, W Turville Village Hall “Treasure Finds from Bucks”, with speaker • 11 Feb - Health & Wellbeing Day, Wen Library. Brett Thorn of Bucks County Museum. • 20 Mar - Chilterns Cycle Challenge for The meeting is open to all. Entrance £2 Rennie Grove Hospice Care, see page 16. for members and £3 visitors. Doors open • 1 May - Wendover Celebrates, see page 21. at 19:30 for welcoming refreshments. For • 14 May - PACE Big Walk, details coming soon.


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RIP Donald Bedford

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to be working for such a great charity with strong local roots and managing a recognisably vibrant shop. Brigitte wants to thank everyone for their Wendover’s Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop generous support. has a new manager - Brigitte Russett. She was born in Lyndhurst, Southampton and is a fully qualified Happy 10th Birthday (see ad page 7) pharmacist having worked previously Cornelli Sugarcraft Specialist for Lloyds Pharmacy. Ten years ago, aged 32, and my daughter not quite 2 She has two sons, years old, a long time ambition was realised as I took one of whom lives in over the keys to a little cake supplies shop at the Australia. Her hobbies bottom of Wendover High Street. Previously called are gardening, eating the Cake Factory, I renamed it Cornelli Sugarcraft out and spending time Specialist after a piped cake decorating design, and with her family. Her began a new and exciting chapter in my life. holiday destination of choice is Cyprus. The plan was to sell cake decorating supplies and equipment from the shop, make cakes from home Brigitte moved to Aylesbury 10 years ago, and and teach new skills to budding cake decorators her first charity job was with the Helen and in the evening, while all the time being a handsDouglas House shop in Thame. Prior to coming on mother to my daughter Eve. to the Wendover shop, she had no connections with Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity and I had no idea the profound effect one little shop she is delighted to find herself surrounded by a could have on my life and the lives of so many of wonderful team of volunteers. She is completely my customers. Ten years later, dozens of Wedding overwhelmed by the number of donations Cakes have been designed, created and delivered, coming through the door. This makes her proud hundreds of Birthday Cakes have made people’s

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Business Forum day, and countless other celebrations have passed with the cutting of one of my cakes. Ten years later, so many people have attended our courses, learnt skills to make their own wedding cakes, birthday cakes and family celebrations and had fun exploring a new hobby, starting their own business or just making new friends on a fun evening out.

Ten years later, the dynamic of the shop is very different. We have more stock, more staff, more exotic window displays, more internet presence and while my capacity to take cake orders has declined, my teaching commitments have grown out of sight. Cornelli has evolved and is looking to the future.

Like all businesses, I couldn’t have done it without the support from my wonderful Ten years later, Cornelli has staff, friends and family: made its mark on Wendover my Dad, who sorts out my High Street, bringing paperwork, my Mum, who is Last year’s Valentine window customers from far and wide always on hand for childcare to our wonderful town to enjoy everything it has duties (and anything else), my partner Steve, to offer. We built a website, but have taken the who listens endlessly to the traumas of my days decision not to trade online. We like to talk to (and much more besides) and my daughter, now our customers, and we have truly become an nearly 12, who is the reason behind my drive. Aladdin’s cave, offering a hugely comprehensive range of cake craft supplies and the inspiration Most of all, I couldn’t have made Cornelli a success without each and every one of my for so many projects. customers, and so this January I would like to The vision behind Cornelli was to encourage say a huge thank you for the past ten years and people to have a go at cake decorating, and have here’s to the next ten!!! a go you most certainly have. Debbie Cattle

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In the last Wendover News, page 31, we told you all about our project Fruity Calls, where we are working in partnership with Budgens to take left over fruit and turn it in to delicious fruity bites. As you read this, production will be underway as our crowdfunding campaign was successful and we were able to raise the £1000 we needed. We could not have done it without you: a big thank you to all individuals that pledged and to Wendover Rotary and Sweeney’s Budgens for supporting us as organisations. Visit our page on We also had the privilege to help out at the Rotary’s Let The Chilterns Sing: Wendover Remembers concert and two of the Youth Centre’s very own Elves helped Santa at the Christmas Lights Switch On. It has been really good for our young people to give back to the community. Becky Murgatroyd,

audience in Wendover Community Library on Monday 30 November. The evening included an interview-style format, which was led by Sharon’s publicist from Transworld Publishing, Alison Barrow, and concluded with an interactive Q and A. This was Sharon’s second visit to Wendover Library since her first book, “Sacrifice”, in 2004. She gave an honest and grounded insight into her life as a writer, the inspiration behind her work, her approach to plot and how her characters are born. Sharon’s most recent book, “Little Black Lies”, was introduced to the audience with a short reading by her, to give a flavour of what’s to come. Waterstones brought along several titles for sale, which were snapped up ready for signing by Sharon afterwards.

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The withdrawal of the Allies from Gallipoli was completed in January - amazingly without a single casualty. By the end of 1915 the flow of volunteers into the British forces was failing to keep pace with the casualty numbers and in January 1916 the Military Service Act introduced Conscription - initially for single men and childless widowers. Zeppelins continued to bomb England. In January Halton Camp suffered its own bomb explosion. The Bucks Herald of 15 January reported that: “An inquest was held on Friday evening, January 7th, into the death of Private George Cecil Brock, of the Essex Regiment, aged 18. The deceased was killed during a lecture explaining the construction of hand grenades. In his lecture Lieutenant F. Dickinson had taken a grenade to pieces and had put the separate portions on the table which was between him and the men. He went among the men for about ten minutes showing and explaining a diagram. He told the men how to put it together again but he gave no instructions for this to be done and ‘it would be contrary to custom and practice for anyone to do so without permission’. The deceased who had recently come out of hospital was seen sitting by the fire well away from the table but suffered 10 penetrating bullet wounds from the explosion.” The report is silent on how exactly the explosion occurred.

The January 1st Bucks Advertiser and North Bucks Free Press reported the proceedings of the Aylesbury Petty Sessions: “Supt. Wootton stated that about two o’clock on Christmas Day a man named Haynes employed by Mr A. Seaton, Aylesbury, called at the Marquis of Granby, Weston Turville, with a horse and cart. As he entered the house two soldiers left, and directly afterwards Haynes’ attention was called to the fact that the two soldiers were driving off with the cart as fast as they could in the direction of Aylesbury. A motor car came along and Haynes obtained a ride in it but failed to trace the soldiers or the horse and cart. On the same afternoon P.C. Dillow saw the defendants on the Lower Stoke Road in charge of the horse and cart. The constable stopped them, but in consequence of their conduct he considered it wise to obtain assistance. Fortunately he met the Military Police who at the time were also making inquiries. They overtook the accused, who were from Halton Camp, and arrested them. Because their Regiment was ordered to leave the following day an officer from the 24th Middlesex Regiment asked the magistrates to hand the men over to the Military Authorities for punishment”. The bad winter weather and the heavy traffic played havoc with the roads of Wendover. The surveyor from Wycombe District Council attended a Wendover Parish Council meeting to answer a complaint about the amount of mud left lying on the roads. The

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surveyor stated that it was impossible to cart away mud in such a liquid state and it must be left for water to drain out. The Clerk for the Wendover Council replied, “regretting that the surveyor could not keep abreast of the work in the same way as it was carried out by surveyors of other towns, but that it should be thought necessary to leave mud as a trap to the unwary”. At noon on Wednesday 26th of January the Trustees of the Almond’s, Bradshaw’s, Hunt’s, Menning’s, Mallison’s and Saunderson’s charities distributed bread and money to parishioners in the Parish Room. The report in the Bucks Herald noted that the Vicar received 6s 8d from the Almond’s Charity for preaching a sermon in Wendover Church on the Wednesday of Easter week and that rent from Thomas Mallison’s ground was used to buy Bibles and Prayer Books and provide bread for the poor of the Parish. There were no reports in January 1916 of local Wendover servicemen being wounded or killed as a result of actions at the Front. It was a situation that was to change dramatically as the year progressed. 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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Wall Hanging 2015 Wendover Remembers Wall Hanging As planned, the wall hanging was introduced Later in November, the Wall Hanging was Congratulations to Deb McGuire and the to its local public as part of the annual Plainstitch Workshop www.plainstitch. Remembrance Parade.The Wall Hanging has for all their hard work on bringing the Wall Hanging project to fruition. They like to embark on a piece of work for the local community each year and their effort in 2015 was huge. Wendover Remembers is a loose grouping which encourages any section of the local community to express their feelings and discoveries about what happened in Wendover during World War One. They approached Wendover Sewing Bee suggesting a textile commemoration would be a suitable lasting memento and so the project began, detailed in Wendover News print editions, http://www.wendovernews. 2015 Mar p 9 introduction 2015 Aug

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The next contributing group to display the Wall Hanging was Cherry Tree House in Dobbins Lane as some of the residents had sewn individual poppies. After that it continued its journey through John Hampden Infant and Wendover CofE Junior Schools where the bulk of the individual poppies were sewn. St Anne’s Church will also display it as all three local Christian Wendover Remembers Wall Hanging leading congregations inspired some of the blocks. the civilian part of the Remembrance Parade on Sunday 8 November 2015 A booklet is being written explaining the meaning of the blocks and identifying now been photographed by the Clock Tower, everyone who was involved with sewing and Coombe Hill Monument and as people each one will receive a copy. Eventually it will gathered by the War Memorial for the two be hung in Wendover Community Library for minutes silence at 11am on Armistice Day, all to enjoy. See also page 25. 11 November 2015.

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Young People Remember The Wendover Remembers Project is slowly seeping into the consciousness of many locals, including young people, for whom the World War I period of history seems extremely remote.

Day Football match so they are using those ideas to create a video. Sam Winter and Toby Hulcoop said, “When we started, it was about the football, but as we thought about what happened in 1915 we couldn’t ignore what they went through.”

Following on from the successful completion of the Wall Hanging, see page 10, some Similarly, the girls love inventing street young people who dance routines but attend the Wendover know that a hundred Youth Centre years ago dancing Wednesday Drop In in couples was all sessions are relating the rage so they normal 21st century are creating a video activities to how they to explore those happened a century fashions. Livia and ago. The lads are Caitlin Purnell said, fanatical about the “We enjoy dancing football related cross and this contrasts bar challenge and Older teenagers are represented by the with the horror of remembered the John Colet School Head Girl and Boy every war - how lucky we Christmas 2014 TV Remembrance Sunday when they lay a wreath are not to be in that at Wendover’s War Memorial on the advert reconstructing situation.” Manor Waste. the famous Christmas

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HS2 Last month I suggested we may hear Wendover’s fate in the Additional Provisions being published– tunnel, barrier or . . ? Well apparently it will not be in AP5, it is in Supplementary Environmental Statement 4SES. including environmental effects of changes that are new, but within the existing powers and limits already being sought under the Bill. More importantly if you wish to object then you have to deposit your petition by 8 January.

were very powerful? It also does not give us a great by the local government structure. In terms of deal of time to respond. Please petition if you do noise, dust pollution and working hours this will be AVDC. Our local district councillors – Steve not want to be surrounded by 6m high barriers. Bowles, Andrew Southam and Peter Strachan The Select Committee are being strict on Loci have been supportive of our efforts on HS2 and standi challenges – that is you have to be directly their role will become more important. As the and adversely impacted by the proposed change Local Environmental Plan is developed to protect compared to the original scheme. Obviously this communities in Aylesbury Vale our voice needs amendment will be much worse visually than the to be heard. Equally on traffic we need to liaise original scheme. It was bad enough before with with BCC to ensure our concerns and issues are trains on embankments and now they have added addressed. We expect our County Councillor Chris 6m barriers to the embankments. There is also the Adams to ensure Wendover is protected. Similarly, consequential impact on tourism and business. we need to engage with the Environmental Agency Think how it impacts you and put it in your to ensure the hydrogeological issues we have petition. The Parish Council website has details. identified are correctly mitigated in the design to The Wendover petitions I saw or watched were ensure both the Wendover Arm Canal and the great and all delivered powerful messages to the Weston Turville SSSI site are protected.

SES4 (SES4-010-001) describes the work as additional noise mitigation provided by: • extending the green tunnel southward by 100m • a 6m high noise fence barrier approximately 780m in length along the eastern side of the HS2 route, between the Small Dean viaduct and the new location of the south portal, replacing the previously proposed 4m high noise fence barrier • a 6m high noise fence barrier approximately Select Committee. There can be little doubt that 340m in length located within the cutting at the they certainly got the message that they have to northern portal of the Wendover green tunnel do something for Wendover. Whatever is offered will be reflected in Additional Provisions or SES. As Earthworks would be constructed alongside the a community we all need to review this and respond Wendover green tunnel south portal to reduce once we have the detail. the visual impact of the noise fence barriers and the extension of the green tunnel. Has the Select We must also on protect the community during Committee already decided against a bored tunnel the construction period, eg Code of Construction for Wendover despite our petitions which I thought Practise which has been issued and will be policed


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Assuming we do not get a fully bored tunnel though the Chilterns, and the project is not cancelled because we cannot afford it, then we will eventually have the opportunity to petition the House of Lords. For those of you fresh from the House of Commons Select Committee hearings, we may have more luck with the Lords. Brian Thompson See David Lidington article page 24.

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BBOWT Bacombe Hill is a precious fragment of chalk grassland, scrub and woodland. More than 100 years ago it was identified by Sir Charles Rothschild as a site to be protected. Subsequently, it became one of the original Rothschild Reserves. Bacombe Hill is a clear example of how much of the Chilterns scarp has changed during the 20th century. Once open chalk downland with little or no scrub, with changes in farming techniques, livestock farming was given up in favour of arable production. If not possible to plough, much of the steep scarp of the Chilterns was abandoned and so the process of succession took hold. By the end of the 20th century the upper slopes were dominated by mature hawthorn scrub. In recent years Buckinghamshire County Council has carried out a lot of work to reverse this trend. In late 2015, Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust took on the long-term management of Bacombe Hill Nature Reserve on behalf of BCC and the Trust will continue

to restore the chalk grassland across the site with rotational scrub clearance as well as coppice work to keep invasive trees in check. We began the process by putting a small herd of 15 Redpoll cattle on the hill during October and November and then in December we mowed back a lot of the invasive scrub that the cattle could not deal with. As part of our management of this fabulous chalk grassland reserve we have set up a monthly volunteer work party to help us to control the scrub and weeds on the site. If you would like to join us, we meet on the second Thursday of the month. Please contact Steve Keene, volunteer warden, email steve_ or ring 07544 576854. For more information about this reserve and Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust please visit Steve Keene

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Saddle Up! Ride through the beautiful Chilterns countryside and raise money for Rennie Grove Hospice Care in the charity’s popular annual Chilterns Cycle Challenge, Sunday 20 March 2016. Choose from a 75 mile, 35 mile or 10k route, which all start and finish in Aylesbury town centre. The event promises to be a fabulous day and Rennie Grove Hospice Care is encouraging people of all ages and abilities to join them to take on the challenge. Online registration is now open and hundreds of residents will be taking to two wheels to support the charity, which provides care for patients diagnosed with cancer and other life-limiting illness and their families.

Gillian Barnett, Director of Fundraising & Marketing at Rennie Grove Hospice Care says “The Chilterns Cycle Challenge is a well-loved event, and much of its popularity is down to the fact that there’s a choice of three fantastic routes so there’s something for everyone.” Entry fees will depend on the distance you choose to take on. An adult (aged 18+) Early Bird entry for the 10k route is £15, for the 35 mile route it’s £17, and if you’re up for the ultimate challenge it’s £27 to cycle 75 miles. Child entry is £7.50 (aged 5-17 incl) and children under five can enter free of charge. From Friday 1 January, those wanting to take part will pay the full price, and the charity is encouraging both past participants and event newcomers to sign up early and start fundraising.

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Pupils at Perth Academy in Scotland are working on a project to honour the 168 former pupils and staff who fell in the Great War, and who are commemorated on the school memorial. One of the fallen is Cecil Moir Stewart, whose family has ties to St Michael’s Church, Halton, under the family name of Cameron.

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particularly like to thank the Parish Council admin support, or help with maintenance tasks for organising the event and nominating - get in touch with us via our website: www. us as the chosen charity, and all those who raised money for the pool - especially Trustees of the Wendover Swimming Pool including our neighbours-on-the-night, The Harpenden Building Society. Wendover Choral Society Thanks Wendover Choral Society held a raffle after It was fantastic to see so many people the performance of The Messiah on Saturday enjoy the evening, and it was great to be 5 December for a Christmas hamper which able to talk about the pool. The Wendover contained over £200.00 of festive goodies. Swimming Pool is operated by a charity The lucky winner was Julie Chappell, who is and we rely on the time and support that is a Wendover resident. We raised over £500 generously donated by the community. through the sales of the raffle tickets which Swimming Pool Thanks Thank you to everyone who supported The If you want to get involved, then we’d love to is fabulous for us, so a huge thank you to our Wendover Swimming Pool at the Christmas hear from you. Whether you’d like to train to be supportive community. Netty Nicholson, Wendover Choral Society lights switch on in Wendover. We’d a lifeguard or to provide first-aid cover, provide This year’s Poppy Appeal has again been very successful thanks to the generosity of the people of Wendover and RAF Halton. The appeal this year has already grossed nearly £8000.00. Thanks to all shops, outlets and volunteers who helped with this very worthy and worthwhile cause. A special mention of 2409ATC RAF Halton who again this this year were most helpful with the appeal. John Thompson, Poppy Appeal

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Wendover Celebrates The directors and volunteers from Wendover Celebrates would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Keep checking the Facebook in January as we start to have some firm plans that we can share with you about our event, which takes place Sunday 1 May 2016.

had great fun choosing from the high quality entries. The winner was chosen just before the end of term and is on the front page of this January edition of Wendover News. More details about the winning process in the next edition of Wendover News.

In the meantime, we can give you a taster of some exciting things being discussed, for example, a Wild West gun slinging show to fit with our 2016 theme. We’re also in discussions with a number of local museums and theatre groups to provide day entertainment for some of our younger visitors.

Finally, all of this is being organised and delivered by a fabulous band of volunteers, but we still need more. You don’t have to commit to a huge amount of time, you might be able to just help on the day or with the Barn Dance, but we really need more support if the event is to be everything it has the potential to be. Many hands make light The evening promises to be built on the work after all! So please get in touch if you success of previous years too, and we’re think you might be able to help. speaking to some local promoters who are able to give us access not only to a huge range To keep up to date with developments, of high quality local musicians but also artists fundraising events and how to get involved who might be more household names . . . but please go to, we can’t reveal anything just yet on that! email or check the Facebook page by searching for Our next fundraising event will be on the ‘Wendover Celebrates’. evening of Saturday 19 March at Wendover Marie Evans, Marketing Director Memorial Hall and will be a Barn Dance, again fitting in with our Wild West theme. The fundraising committee is meeting in January to discuss logistics and we’ll start sharing information and telling you how you can buy tickets once this is decided. Thank you to all the local school children who took part in the logo competition. the judges Making learning enjoyable


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Club Corner Whitchurch Morris Men – Happy New Year who would like to get involved in umpiring We start our year in the usual way with Plough Sunday/Monday and Tuesday feast on Saturday 9 January, as again we’ve been invited to Jockey Morris’s tour of Birmingham city centre with their plough. The weekend after Plough Sunday weekend is the Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival near Peterborough, 15–17 January.

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Changes to the doctor team We very much regret that Dr Nighat Arif will not be returning to the practice after her maternity leave. She has made this very difficult decision because of her son’s health needs. Dr Kate Jewell will continue to cover her work. Sadly, Dr Anna Milward will be leaving the practice at the beginning of February 2016 to move to another post. Arrangements for cover of her patient list will be advised as soon as possible. Our new website Our new website ( is now live, with lots of new functions and advice for patients. The actual switchover happened quicker than either we or our supplier anticipated, bringing with it a few technical hitches which have now been rectified. We apologise for the frustration this caused and thank you for your patience. We have had some feedback regarding the repeat prescription ordering system. There is a built in security element that requires patients to type in the medication required each time it is ordered. We appreciate that for some this may be frustrating, but the design is to protect patient confidentiality. To order your repeat prescription online, please click on ‘prescriptions’, then click ‘order your repeat prescription online’, fill in the form and click submit. The details are then sent securely to the practice for processing. Minor mistakes in spelling will not normally cause any problems, but if there are any queries about your order we will contact you. We recommend you register for “Patient Access” via the website which allows you to access certain aspects of your medical record, such as immunisations . webGP On 6 January 2016 we will launch the new digital front door to the practice, webGP, which will be accessed via our website. It will enable our patients 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 you the opportunity to consult electronically with a member of the doctor team by completing a special form on-line. webGP can be accessed anywhere where the internet is available using a computer or a mobile device such as a smartphone. It will be available at all hours and will avoid the necessity of having to wait for an appointment. This space paid for by Wendover Health Centre

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David Lidington HS2 Committee

As chance would have it, I appeared to give evidence to the HS2 Select Committee on 25 November immediately after the presentation from the Wendover HS2 Group. You can read the full transcript of what I said or, if you are a glutton for punishment, watch the video via my website Follow the link to ‘campaigns’ and then to HS2. I deliberately used this appearance to talk about Wendover and the case for additional tunnelling. The gist of my argument was that a deep tunnel, either mined or bored, would protect residents of Wendover from noise, safeguard Wendover Dean, London Road and Dunsmore by doing away with the need for viaducts and embankments. An extended green tunnel, while an inferior option to a deep tunnel, would at least give additional protection to St Mary’s Church, Chiltern Way Wendover Campus and the southern end of the village.

by HS2 Ltd at around £350 million. I was able to highlight a new analysis of costs (known as the T-BOW scheme) which suggests that by making a number of relatively modest changes to HS2’s assumptions, changes that reflect actual experience in other major tunnel projects, that cost could be reduced significantly to a net cost of between £50 and £212 million.

There are a couple of important points that I think are worth sharing. First, HS2 Ltd has said openly to the Committee that they will now accept, in lieu of the need to put a property on the market for months, written evidence from estate agents that they would refuse to market the property at all without being paid a fee up-front.

I am not an engineer or an expert on tunnels, but the people responsible for the T-BOW scheme are. I hope that their case influences the Committee.

Second, the Committee has encouraged people to present their case where appropriate in terms of someone’s life plan, involving a house move at a certain stage, being wrecked by blight from HS2. While I can’t give any guarantees of success, it is also my experience of local cases that framing the argument in this way is likely to be helpful.

I shall be going back to the Committee in the New Year, to make the strongest case I on non-tunnel issues, not only in respect of Wendover, but also for my constituents in Stoke Mandeville, Aylesbury and Fairford Leys.

I remain, as always, willing to discuss I responded to the Committee’s call for individual cases in confidence with the evidence about problems with compensation constituents concerned. We know already that the chief objection to a schemes. You can read my letter on my Rt Hon David Lidington MP See also HS2 article on page 12. deep tunnel has always been the cost, estimated website on the HS2 page.

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Local Face: Deb McGuire Deb McGuire is the mother of Lara (12), Finn (11) and Isla (7) and has sewn all her life. In rural Leicestershire, her lovely Nan taught her to sew. After a spell living in London and abroad she moved to Wendover with husband Peter, and young family 10 years ago and her parents followed them here. She now runs The PlainStitch Workroom in Back Street, a modern sewing school and shop. Deb started making quilts when it wasn’t at all fashionable as a hobby. But since then she has attempted to convince almost everyone she meets that they too should make a quilt. She says, “I didn’t really tell people about my hobby, which is ironic as now when anyone meets me they usually say, ‘Oh you’re PlainStitch Deb, the Quilt Lady’”! She started teaching friends and neighbours in her front room. Others also asked her how to make a quilt and eventually Christopher Pallet Ltd took pity on her repeated enquiries for a “little outbuilding or garage to rent to teach sewing in” and turned their first floor over to

her. She opened The PlainStitch Workroom, every block! The roots of quilt making are in March 2014, and never looked back. deep in history and modern makers feel that same desire to make something meaningful The first floor of the lovely Georgian building for their families, to reuse precious fabrics, on the High Street has been transformed into and to put a little bit of their personality an oasis of sunny colourful fabric fun (look into something that will be passed through up next time you walk past the estate agents the generations of their own family. In the and you’ll see their cast iron sewing machine modern hectic world taking time out to sign, entrance through the shiny blue front make something precious with your hands door in Back Street). The two classrooms has so many well-being benefits and is such and shop are always buzzing with amazing a nurturing hobby, as the thriving Wendover people making amazing things! Deb says, Sewing Bee attests.” See also page 10. “It’s a joy to be in the heart of Wendover with a sunny south facing view looking over PlainStitch has come a long way in the two the rooftops of the Red Lion and across to years that the shop and workroom have the hills beyond. People pop in as they visit been open with over 50 different classes for the market and The PlainStitch Workroom all age groups from Miss Stitch for 7-11 year is a community as much as a shop.” Deb olds, teen sewers, embroiderers, knitters, has now taught well over 150 people in dressmakers and so many more. Visitors are Wendover to make their first quilt in their always welcome so ring the doorbell and Simple Sampler class and has shared such come up for a browse. The shop is open Tues special times with these wonderful students. – Sat 9.30-1pm (2pm on Sat). All the classes She says, “Each quilt and its maker have a are online at special place in my memory. I remember classes. More details on advert page 6.

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



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


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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.

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Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell

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

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Bounce & Rhyme (term time only), Library Room, FREE

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Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell



IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall



Wheelers & Dealers, Square Dance Club, Wendover Memorial Hall

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Halton Singers, Halton Village Hall




Jodie Digby Fitness courses, various locations

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Cycle Rides with Local Cycle Touring Clubs



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

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



Tai Chi & Qigong Classes, St Anne’s Hall



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

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Adult Swimming Classes, Wendover Pool

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Sketch Club, £10 per session, Wendover Library Room

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



Healing Meditation Group, £10


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Lipreading and Hearing Loss Course, Library Room - new term fm 8 Jan, see ad p 4




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

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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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10.00-16.00 exhibitions & activities at Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP, see p 2

12 noon Mass & New Year Blessing, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church HP16 9AA 09.30 Easy Paced Cycle Ride, Aqua Vale Aylesbury. Rides also on 10, 17, 24 & 31 January, see website for details times vary CEG Consultation Event, 7th 16.00-20.30 Wendover, 9th WTurville 10.30-14.00, see advert p 5 10.30 Language Conversation, Wendover Library Room, booking required via Library Chiltern Humanists New Year’s Lunch, Red Lion, Wendover, contact for details

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19.45 Wendover Evening WI “Pot Luck” & “Play Reading Group”, St Anne’s Hall, Wendover, see p 2

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10.30 Tea and Talk, topic tbc, Wendover Library Room

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14.30 Wendover Horticultural Society, AGM and talk, Wendover Library Room

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19.30 On Screen at Wendover Library - “Suffragette”, see p 2

10.30-11.30 Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre, see p 2 14.00 Family History Talk, “High Wycombe In The Great War”, Preb Fm Comm Ctre HP19 7QW, see p 3

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14.00-16.00 Bring & Buy Sale, St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville HP22 5SH, see advert p 4

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14.30-16.30 Aylesbury Vale Embriderers’ Guild monthly meeting, SM Meth Church HP22 5UJ, see p 3

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19.00 Ramblers’ Winter Meal, The Bell Hotel MK18 3AB

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15.30 Service for Wholeness & Healing, St Mary’s Church, Wendover, see advert p 4

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17.30 Trusteeship Seminar with Community Impact Bucks, The Gateway HP19 8FF


10.30 Leisurely 5 mile walk around Coombe Hill and into the Vale with the Ramblers, starts Wen Library Car Park


13.30-15.00 Knit & Natter, Wendover Library Room

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18.30 Lecture - “History from Roman Coins”, Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP

Thu 21

10.15 Sages Monthly Meeting, “Wendover Arm Canal Restoration”, Wendover Christian Centre

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20.00 Aylesbury Centre for the National Trust meeting - “International Toastmaster”, Broughton Jr School HP20 1NQ

Sat 23

17.00 Film Night - “Big Hero 6” (PG), St. Dunstan’s Church HP27 9JE, see page 4

Fri 29

20.00 Weston Turville Historical Society “Treasure finds from Bucks”, Weston Turville Village Hall, see page 4

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19.00 Film Night - “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (PG), St. Dunstan’s Church HP27 9JE, see page 4

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Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

Christmas Event 2015

We hope that everyone who attended enjoyed the Friday 4 D e c e m b e r Christmas event on the Manor Waste and would like to thank the staff who worked hard in organising the evening and made sure everything was packed up and tidied. Also thanks go to everyone else who helped make the night such a marvellous event. All feedback has been very positive.

New Bus Shelter

Following a request from a bus user, the Parish Council is working with Bucks County Council to look at installing a bus shelter at the current bus stop near the junction of Aylesbury Road/Chiltern Road. We are also continuing to speak to BCC about changes to the stop outside the George and Dragon. Once the County Council provides us with its plans for improving the layout of the stop, we can then replace the bus shelter.

Parish Council Meeting Monday 11 January, 7.30pm Library Room

Empty Shops

The Heron Path was a “work in progress” during You will be aware that there are currently negotiations with the Canal and River Trust

two shops vacant on the High Street, a number of residents and retailers have expressed concern about the type of businesses which may take on the premises. Please be aware that the Parish Council has no powers regarding retail property and is not given prior notice about which business will move in. The only time the Parish Council is involved is when a planning application is made for ‘change of use’ or for new signage.

Heron Path

We are pleased to report that the work to the Heron Path railings has been completed. The Canal and River Trust, who are responsible for the fencing, contributed the materials and the The new safety rail is Parish Council funded further away from the the installation. We hope that perhaps, water’s edge

in the new financial year, the Trust may be in a position to carry out replacement of an additional stretch of railings.

Local Produce Market Manor Waste 9am to 1pm Saturday 23 January

Works to Manor Waste

Improvements to Manor Waste are expected to go ahead between January and March 2016. This will include a new surface, drainage, power points, lighting and street furniture. There will be some disruption in the immediate area, so please bear with us while the work is being carried out. We are currently considering the situation with the weekly and local produce markets while work is going on and will put out notices about this nearer the time. There is encouraging news from AVDC, that following our application for a grant to the District Council, there is a strong possiblity we will receive a substantial amount to help fund the works.

Street lighting

Thank you to all who report defective lights in Wendover. We manage all lights except for those on the main roads through Wendover and work with our contractor, SparkX, to repair faulty lights reported to us. Although some fixes are quite quick and just need a new bulb, others are more troublesome and caused by problems with the power going into the lighting column. These require work by UK Power Networks, who only commit to carry out repairs in 28 days and have no system for reporting to us once the fault is fixed. If you have reported a defective light to us, in some cases it could be repaired the next day, others may take over a month.

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