May 2016 Wendover News

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May 2016

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


The views expressed by contributors are their own and not necessarily the views of the editor. 1st May

12 to 15 May

Wendover Celebrates

If you’re not already involved in Wendover Celebrates, which has a Wild West Theme this year, then make sure you are lining the streets - Aylesbury Road, High Street and Pound Street - to watch the Parade go by between about 12 noon and 1pm on Sunday 1 May.

Wendover Twinning

13-16 May

Police Station Closure 1st May

The main event (free entry) is on the field of the Chiltern Way School, Wendover Campus, pedestrian entrance in Church Lane, HP22 6NL. For more details see centre pages and for full details buy a programme, only £1. The Headline act for the evening will be DavidLive, a Bowie tribute band, www. With David Bowie’s links to Aylesbury it is a fitting celebration of the great musician’s career. Chris Evans (BBC Radio 2) called them “Fantastic!”. Pre-order tickets from

Inspector Chris Young, who took up his position as Rural Neighbourhood Inspector in D e c e m b e r, confirmed that the Aylesbury Road Police Station would close in the new financial year. With people using other means to make contact with the Police, the Station now has very few visitors. Neighbourhood Teams would be based in Aylesbury with a car and an officer dedicated to Wendover. Emergency calls are already dealt with from Aylesbury. There will be no change in the level of policing being provided and it is hoped to find venues for drop-in sessions locally.

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Police Commissioner Elections

Thursday 5 May. Candidates in @ThamesVP’s Police & Crime Commissioner election have published their statements: #RegisterToVote

RAF Flypast

Tuesday 3 & 24 May at 1.30pm

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

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Events Weekly Senior Rugby Matches

and on-site events. Details on www. Every Saturday afternoon at Aylesbury Rugby Football Club, Weston Turville. Visit Lacey Green Windmill for details. The windmill will be open on Sundays and Cooking, Sewing & Knitting Groups Bank Holiday Mondays until Sunday 25 From classes to casual meetings, if you like to September from 2 pm to 5 pm. Admission make or decorate cakes, sew or knit, there is is £2.50 per adult and £1 per child (aged sure to be a group for you. See pages 30 & 31. 5-15). Also open on Saturday 14 May from 2 pm to 5 pm, and on Sunday 15 May from 11 Cycle Rides and Local Walks am to 5 pm for National Mills Weekend. Group cycle rides that begin in or near Wendover. Any bike will do as long as it’s Artists & Makers Fair roadworthy. Newcomers always welcome, 30 April & 1 May, 10am-4pm, Bradmoor but please try an easy-paced ride first. Farm HP17 8JX Newcomer Ride Sunday 1, 9.30am from Artists showcasing their works in a variety of Wendover Clock Tower; Easy-Paced Rides media. Also in Thame Town Hall on 14 May. Sunday 22, 9.30am from Wendover Clock See advert below. Tower and Sunday 29, 9.30am from Stoke Mandeville Combined School. Visit King & Queen Beer Festival southbuckscycling.or​ for more. 30 April-2 May, South St The Ramblers have a programme of organised Guest beers & ciders, with a Country & walks in the Wendover area. Have a look Western theme in support of Wendover at the listings on pages 30 & 31 or www. Celebrates. See advert page 7. for more details.

Wendover Celebrates Regular Events at Wendover Library Sun 1, from noon

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Pruning & Weeding Hedge & Tree Care Grass Cutting Patios & Fencing Small Landscapes

Call Roy 01296 625531 07906 398187 No job too small

Bounce & Rhyme, Tuesdays 10.15 & 11.15am term time, Learn my Way computer training first Tuesday of each month, please book. Tea & Talk, Thu 12, 10.30-11.30am. Foreign Language Conversation - please book, Fri 13, 10.30am-12noon. Knit & Natter, Tue 17, 1.303pm. Children’s Book Club, third Saturday every month, 2.30pm - details from the Library.

Bucks County Museum

Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Art of Islam, until 24 September. Free entry. Roald Dahl Gallery on the same site; check website for opening hours. The museum also has a programme of talks in the community

Marie Boyle Sculpture Ltd

Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life ... Confucius


Wendover Figurative clay modelling for adults All ages and abilities welcome contact website or call for more information Mobile: 01296 625466 email: www: 2

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Put on your cowboy boots & Stetson and mosey on over to the hoedown. Details pages 15-18.

Hell’s Angels on Scooters!

Tue 3, 10am, Wendover Christian Centre Monthly meetings open to anyone in Wendover & surrounding villages who uses a mobility scooter. A warm welcome and a laugh is assured!

Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural

Tue 3, 8pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN “Summer Hanging Baskets and Containers” A practical session with John Marshall. www.​hs

Artists & Makers Fairs 2016 Thame Town Hall, OX9 3DP Bradmoor Farm, Stanbridge Road, 14th May, 29th October, Haddenham, HP17 8JX 19th November and 3rd December 30th April & 1st May 10am - 4pm 01844 273069 Please mention Wendover News when responding to adverts



Notice is hereby given that the Annual Parish Meeting will be held in Wendover Memorial Hall on 20th May 2016 commencing at 7.30pm and will be led by the Chairman of Wendover Parish Council.


Living Well with the Impact of Cancer

Thu 5 & 12, 10am-5.30pm, Missenden Abbey HP16 0BD A free two day course for anyone who has cancer and a close supporter. Email for a place.

KEHS Spring Plant Sale

Sat 7, 10am, Ellesborough Parish Hall A great opportunity to buy locally grown perennials, vegetables and annuals. Come early - everything will likely be sold by about 11am.

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To approve minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on 15 April 2015 Report from the Chairman of the Parish Council Reports from other Parish Council Committees Opportunity for the public to ask questions & raise matters of interest Talk by AES Europe Ltd on the Hampden Pond conservation work Browse stalls from the local community while enjoying light refreshments Chairman’s closing remarks

May Loyalty Card Offers

Away Day

Sun 8, 11am, Chilterns MS Centre Please note that Wendover Free Church will not be holding a service in St Anne’s Church. Instead we will be meeting at the MS Centre in Halton from 10am to 4pm. Anyone who wishes to join us would be welcome.

Aston Clinton Village Market

Sun 8, 11am-4pm, Aston Clinton School Shopping bags and hearty appetites at the ready – one of the most anticipated dates in the Aston Clinton calendar will soon be here! The eighth annual Village Market promises to be another funpacked, family event with great entertainment, mouth-watering food and drink and a wealth of local crafts on offer.

“The Plough” Gardens open for Charity

Sun 8, 1-5pm HP17 0TJ Over the last ten years the NGS has donated over £33 million to nursing/caring charities, including Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Help the Hospices, Crossroads Care and Alzheimers Society. Also open 30 May. Details on

Teas at St Mary’s

Sun 8, 2.30-5pm, St Mary’s Wendover Another season of teas at the the parish church is upon us. Drop in any Sunday until the end of September and enjoy tea and cake.

Wendover Evening WI

Tue 10, 7.45pm, St Anne’s Hall This will be the Annual Resolutions Meeting; when the members discuss and consider the options for the next National WI Publicity Campaign. Following this, the competition entries will be judged for the best “Member’s Anecdote”. Contact Margaret 01296 582318.

Wendover Choral Society Summer Concert Saturday 4 June 2016 7.30pm St Mary’s Church, Wendover

Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine Gluck: Ballet music from Don Juan Fauré: Requiem Soprano: Nika Gorič Baritone: Angus McPhee With the Oxford Sinfonietta Conducted by Peter Bassano

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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: Buy 10 cards get 11th Free Cambridge Weight Plan: 10% off initial appointment. 01296 623560 CBF: 2 for 1 class offer for Morning Spinning & Lunchtime Suspension & Kettlebells Classes. to claim voucher. Valid May 16. Chilterns Sports Clinic: 10% off any service and treatment except Swim Stroke Analysis ( / 01296 696133) Hemingford Pest Control: £10 off ANY accepted quote 07736 327808 Lady Grey: 10% OFF Tuesday to Friday 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 Spice Garden: £5 off on orders over £25 The Loft Studio & Gallery: FREE artist’s card with Limited Edition print purchase. Vapor Clean: 10% discount to new customers on first oven or carpet clean Village Environmental Services: 20% discount on accepted estimate for CCTV drain survey or drain clearance, 07850 635844. Wendover Computers: 10% off installation, setup and data transfer when purchasing a nano or laptop. Call Pete on 0800 3118385 or 07881 555482 E: Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre: 10% off pet consultations and vaccinations (T& Cs apply) 01296 623439 Wendover Wood: 10% discount 01296 623869

WENDOVER COMMUNITY LIBRARY Big changes to the front of the library! Not only has FOWL arranged for new seating and tidied up the front gardens in preparation for Wendover Celebrates and the 40th anniversary of the twinning with Liffré, we can now also report good progress with the Mural project for the front library wall. Wendy Lewis, the professional and long established international artist who lives and has her studio in Wendover has finished her artwork for the Library mural, which is a joint project between Lindengate and FOWL.

Tickets will be available via Just, 11 High Street, Wendover. HP22 6DU Telephone: 01296 623123 Also available from Tickets £15.00, concessions £12.00 and under 16s £5.00.

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The finished mural was put in place on 25 April. It is an imaginative and colourful interpretation which we trust will appeal to all ages.

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Reliable Lady Gardeners Garden tidying Regular garden maintenance

Tel: 07732 484545

Chiltern Humanists

PACE Big Walk

Wed 11, 7.30pm, Amersham Comm Ctre HP6 5AH Sat 14, 8am-5pm, The Bell HP22 5HP “Sharia law and free expression.” Maryam 10 or 20 miles. Book your FREE place at Namazie speaks about the relationship between www.thepacecentre.or​g. Islam and mainstream society in Britain.

Plant Sale A Clinton, Buckland & D Beauchamp Sat 14, 9.30-11.30am, Wen Christian Ctre Wendover Free Church invites everyone to Horticultural Society Wed 11, 8pm, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS Mick Jones, warden of the BBOWT reserve, will give a talk on “Conservation of Dancers End Valley & the Rothschilds”.

“Strictly for Pleasure”

TAI CHI & QIGONG Improves joints, mobility, balance, etc. All ages welcome Local venues. Day/evening classes. Classes open to all ages.

Contact Keith Fensom 07787 224823 email:

Thu 12, 7-9pm, Wendover Memorial Hall The new ballroom dancing term begins with the waltz. Beginners especially welcome. Speak with Joanne at the hall or on 01442 865734/07951 092273 to find the right class.

Visitors from Liffré

the annual Plant Sale where you will find a wide variety of plants for sale at reasonable prices. Refreshments available - or buy cakes and preserves to enjoy later. All proceeds to charity work overseas.

Wendover Music

Sat 14, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church Wendover The Heath Quartet will be offering a spring delight featuring Bartok, Ravel and Mozart. Tickets from £16. Take advantage of this opportunity to hear music in a wonderful setting. See advert page 5.

Fri 13-Mon 16, throughout Wendover Wendover Twinning Association welcomes Christian Aid Week visitors from Liffré, our twin town in Brittany. Sun 15- Sat 21 This year’s theme: “Who is my neighbour?” More details page 7.



Host a dinner party. Charge £10/person, then inspire your guests to host their own. All proceeds go to the Chilterns MS Centre. Register your dinner party at: or call us on 01296 696133

Shop for delicious, local ingredients for your dinner party from Sweeney’s Budgens, High Street, Wendover, HP22 6EA



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Events Includes Ploughman’s Lunch Wed 18, 12noon-2pm, Wen Christian Ctre; tickets £5 from JUST, 11 High St. Bring & Buy & Produce sale at the lunch. Could you collect for Christian Aid? Please contact JUST.

Florrie’s Superhero Fun Run

Sun 15, 10am, Market Sq Aylesbury Apply online at www.aylesburysuperhero. for this annual 5k fun run in support of Florrie’s Children’s Team - part of Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity.

CDRS Sponsored Walk

Sun 15, 2.30pm, CDRS HP23 6LD Join a 5 mile sponsored walk in and around Wendover Woods in aid of Chilterns Dog Rescue Society. The walk begins at the Society; £10 on the day or pick up a sponsorship form in advance. Details from

BkB Uganda Orphans AGM

Book Club

Sat 21, 10.30am, Wendover Christian Ctre We don’t have a set book, but discuss what we have been reading, recommend books to each other and sometimes swap books. We begin with coffee, biscuits and often cake.

Bucks Family History Society

Sat 21, 2pm, Southcourt Comm Ctre HP21 8LF Paul Blake’s talk is the first in this first world war centenary period to focus on the Senior Service. Paul follows a single family having many generations which served in the Royal Navy. Free (a small donation is appreciated).

Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild

Art Exhibition

Paintings by local artist Diana Hardacre at

Church End Cottage, 1 Bates Lane, Weston Turville,

on Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 May from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm. Entry £1, to include a glass of wine A donation will be given to SENSE the deaf/blind charity

Wendover Music ConWendover Music Concert Series 2016 cert Series 2016 at Church atStStMary’s Mary’s Church

14 May at 19.30 9 April: Martin James BartHeath Quartet lett (piano) Mozart, Bartok and Ravel Beethoven, Liszt, Schu-

Family Movie Night

Tickets available from (cello) 11 June: Steven Isserlis 11Poster High Street, Wendover and‘Just’ Tom and from the website

Thu 26, 7.30pm Wendover Library Room Fri 20, 7.30pm, Buckland Village Hall “Life as a Film Extra Part 2” - Jacqui Keyse. Aston Wine Club celebrates its 20th Find out how Jacqui enjoyed being on set anniversary and hears from Neil Phillips - with Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant! Members “The Wine Tipster”. £3, guests £4.

Weston Turville Historical Society

Sat 21, 10am-1pm, Gt Missenden Mem Ctre Fri 27, 8pm, WT Village Hall Free admission. See advert page 5. “Local Archaeological Projects: Past Present

Delicious home-made cakes and scones

bert and 11 Barber June at 19.30

Wendover Twinning Association

BBOWT Plant & Produce Market

2 May Monday BH 29 May Sunday 30 May Monday BH 26 June

Sat 21, 2.30pm, SM Meth Church HP22 5UJ “Following Your Own Star” with international textile artist Janet Bolton. Visitors welcome, £4, enquiries 01296 425015.

Sat 21, 6.30pm, Wendover Christian Centre Tue 17, 7pm, Wen Christian Ctre Wendover Free Church is showing ‘Brave’ this Join us for a glass of wine to hear of progress month. Come along at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm made last year and of the challenges ahead. start. Free entry, popcorn and ice cream as usual. Please make sure that children are Postural Stability & Falls Prevention accompanied by an adult throughout, but Wed 18, 2-3.30pm, Holiday Inn HP22 5QT unaccompanied adults are welcome! 12 week course featuring exercise & Gourmet BBQ for the Queen education. See advert page 6. Sun 22, 12noon, St Dunstan’s Church HP27 9JE PACE Open Morning Award winning and locally sourced meats Fri 20, 10.30am-1pm, two locations from Orchard View Farm. Tickets £7 Meet the fantastic staff and inspirational (children 18 and under £3). Additional food children and see specialised facilities at both available on the day. Tickets from Rachel Conventon Road Primary School and the 01844 761535 or Susanne 01844 346827. Early Years Intervention Centre on Wendover Please advise in advance of special dietary Road. Have a tour of both sites, and join requirements and bring a chair to sit outside. for light refreshments. Free. Book via www. The Great PACE Tea Party Launch Tue 24, 3.30-5.30pm, Weston Ctre HP22 5TE On Screen The children have been practising their Fri 20, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room baking skills for this year’s campaign and “The Danish Girl”. Eddie Redmayne and would love to welcome you. Come and find Alicia Vikander are outstanding in this movie out how you can put your baking skills to the inspired by Lilli Elbe, one of the first people test by holding a tea party of your own! RSVP to undergo sex realignment surgery. Tickets to Leah at: £5 from the Library.

Aston Wine Club

Cream Teas - 3 to 5pm St Mary’s, Church Walk, Weston Turville

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Steven Isserlis (cello) 14 May: Heath Quartet

and Tom Poster Mozart, Bartok and RavBridge, Kabalevsky & Beethoven el Bridge, Kabalevsky and


Plant and Produce Market

Saturday 21 May 10.00 -13.00

Gt Missenden Memorial Centre Admission Free St Mary’s WT - SWIFT project

Saturday 4 June 11am to 4pm Games, competitions, sideshows Bell tower open, Face Painting WT School Friday Choir Jigsaw Jiggers, Church Choir Jazz group, BBQ, teas, ice creams FREE bouncy castle Displays, new plans of our

extension and community project Under cover if wet

Offers of help, donations, sponsors, prizes, etc welcome

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SHORT SUMMER SCHOOL JULY 2016 writing and Illustrating children’s books with professional artist/illustrator, Wendy Lewis RCA in the Loft Studio, the Courtyard, Wendover

Mondays 10.30-3.30 July 4, 11, 18 & 25 Wendover News May 2016


Events & Future” with Mark Williams from Wessex Archaeology. All welcome. Entrance £2 members; £3 visitors.


Monthly Auctions of Antiques & Fine Art Quarterly Picture Auctions, General Auctions Sporting & Country Pursuits Auctions Partial & Total House Clearance undertaken Insurance, Probate & Family Division Valuations Free Auction Valuations Available! The Claydon Saleroom, Calvert Rd. Middle Claydon, Buckingham, MK18 2EZ Tel: 01296 714434 Fax: 01296 714492

Wendover Art Club Exhibition

Sat 28-Sun 29, 10am-4.30pm, Wen Library Rm Entry is free and all are welcome to come and browse at the work of local artists.

Mentmore Arts Festival

Sat 28-Mon 30, 11am-5pm, Mentmore LU7 0QF The 8th Mentmore Arts Festival, raising funds for Rennie Grove Hospice Care. Adult entry £2 (includes catalogue); children (under 16) FREE. More than 64 artists this year. Don’t miss it!

Coming Soon - Save the Date!

• 1 June - Messy Church - Join the fun at Wendover Christian Centre! • 3-5 June - Beale Park Boat & Outdoor Show • 4 June - SWIFT fun day - See advert page 5. Wendover resident • 4 June - Wendover Choral Society Concert - With the Oxford Sinfonietta and featuring Local removals a speciality music by Fauré and Gluck. Conductor Peter Single Items Bassano. See advert page 3. House Clearance • 5 June - Coombe Hill Run - Join the tradition! Fully Insured • 5 June - Wendover Arm Trust Canal Open Day - Sales Stall, Teas and Cakes. Guided Before hiring a van, contact me visits of the restoration site - includes a David 25 minute walk along the canal passing 07794 268575 restored sections. Free car parking & 01296 696352 admission, but donations very welcome! • 6-12 June - Carers Week - Raising awareness of caring and the contribution G O’Callaghan Tree Care Ltd 208 Wendover Rd W/ Turville HP22 5TG that unpaid family carers make to families T: 01296 613529 M: 07767 795883 and communities throughout the UK. Carers Bucks are organising events across the county, including a pampering day Fully Qualified & Insured Arborist and ‘Bake Off’ competition for carers, Tree Removal, Reduction & Reshaping Hedge Trimming & Replanting Stump Grinding a performance by its Carers Choir, a 24-Hour Emergency financial advice session at Universal Care

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POSTURAL STABILITY & FALLS PREVENTION Have you suffered from, at risk of or fearful of falling? We are running our second 12 week course, starting Wednesday, 18 May, 2.00-3.30pm including exercise & education at Spirit Health Club, Holiday Inn, Weston Turville

You will receive an Exercise Manual & Theraband for home practice. Run by two instructors qualified in working with adults of all abilities and disabilities.

For further information please contact: Katrina Rance, Mobile 07773454287, Email


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in Beaconsfield and more. Also features the official launch of Carers Bucks new Carers Discount Card! Information at www. • 8 June - Wendover Memorial Hall AGM • 10 June - “A Summer Serenade” - For those who enjoyed the recent “Seasons of England” concert at St Mary’s Church, the same team of performers will be presenting the opening concert for the new Nettleden Music and Flower Festival at Nettleden Church HP1 3DQ. Tickets are all £10, available at the door or from Virginia on 01442 877486 or nettleden@ • 11-26 June - Bucks Open Studios - A terrific opportunity to view local artists at work, many in their own studios. Directories available from many local locations starting early May. • 24 June - Mikron Theatre Company at Lindengate - Mikron will be performing a play called “PURE, The Business of Chocolate”. As the title suggests, it is all about chocolate past and present. Doors open 6pm and the show starts at 7pm. Tickets (£12 or £10 concessions) will be on sale online at from the end of April or on the door on the day. • 25-26 June & 2-3 July - 11 The Paddocks Gardens open for charity • 4 July - Wendy Lewis Summer School 4 week course. Writing and Illustrating children’s books and other small publications. Wendy will help you to produce a layout, design and illustrate a small sample from your own writing. If you have some artistic ability, it will be an advantage. See advert page 5. • 16-17 July - Race to the Stones - A two day event covering 100k along The Ridgeway

Does cancer affect you? Are you a cancer patient, friend/relative or carer?

A Health and Wellbeing Information Day for all Wednesday 22 June 2016 9.00am – 4.45pm The Gateway (AVDC), Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury HP19 8FF Visit information stands and join talks given by cancer health experts, including: • GP referrals and screening • Exercise and diet • Financial issues

• Diagnosis and overview of treatment • Emotional and psychological wellbeing • Carers support

Refreshments/lunch will be provided If you would like to attend and book a place or receive further information, please contact the cancer education, information and support team on 01296 316537/6954

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Liffré and Wendover – twinned for 40 years! In 1976, Concorde made its first commercial flight, thanks to a famous Anglo-French partnership. But a further Anglo-French partnership was firmly established, as the people of Wendover and Liffré, a town near Rennes in Brittany, were united by a Twinning Charter, signed on August 1 by John Pryor (Chairman of Wendover Parish Council) and Louis Lorant (Mayor of Liffré). Since 1976, households in and around Wendover have welcomed visitors from Liffré, and have enjoyed generous hospitality when travelling to Brittany. It is evident that many enduring friendships have been forged between our two communities. Wendover Twinning Association plans many activities throughout the year, with an emphasis on enjoyment and fund-raising. The highlight of the year occurs in May, when we visit Liffré or are visited by our friends from across the Channel. Our 40th Anniversary will be celebrated when a group of 35 Liffréens visit us 13-16 2970-K and Q advert_A4-PRINT.pdf




May. The Committee has been busy planning a very special weekend, featuring a reception at Halton House, supper at St. Mary’s, a visit to Windsor Castle and a Thames river boat trip with lunch and wine, and a picnic in Wendover Woods.


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Regular weekly & monthly sessions Louise Page

07742 185 819 / 01296 696285 With the help of Wendover Parish Council and the Friends of Wendover Library, the area around the Twinning Stones has once FRANK FENNELL PLUMBING & HEATING again become a source of pride for the whole community. Wendover Chamber of Trade Bathrooms, Ensuites, Cloakrooms, Showers, and Commerce is organising a Best Dressed Water Softeners, C/Heating, Power Flushing small maintenance jobs undertaken Window competition, so look out for a Gallic 07967 638527 01296 620629 influence as you walk down the High Street!

The Twinning Association will again be supporting Wendover Celebrates, so pop along to our stall to buy a raffle ticket and have a game of Palets Bretons. For further details, see Wendover News, Facebook, or our website, New members are always welcome! Dawn Rance Chairman, Wendover Twinning Association




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Wendover Remembers All material copyright 2016 Wendover Remembers

MAY 1916

On the Western Front, the fighting around Verdun developed into an attritional bloodbath. Italy was invaded by Austrian troops. Russia won a number of minor victories in the Carpathians. Fifteen leaders of the Easter Uprising in Ireland were executed by the British and thereby became Republican heroes and martyrs. At Jutland, 274 ships and over 7,000 sailors of the British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet fought for control of the North Sea. While the British lost more ships than the Germans, the German Fleet returned to harbour never to take on the British Fleet again during the remainder of the war.

gunnery action and attacks by a zeppelin and a submarine. The Marlborough was severely damaged by enemy gunfire, but managed to limp back to Grimsby. Private William Fantham of the 1/5th Leicester Regiment, son of William and Jane Fantham of the Pack Horse, Tring Road, was killed on 8 May. His Platoon Sergeant wrote to his parents: “I take the privilege of writing these few lines to you over your son William Fantham. No doubt you have been informed before now that he was killed in action while performing one of the most dangerous duties that falls to our lot, that is, of mining fatigue. He was at work down a sap with other comrades when the Germans blew it in on them, burying him and another. I can assure you that all was done to get them out, but it was impossible to save them. What makes it seem harder is that they would have been out in about half an hour”.

Petty Officer Thomas Rogers, the son of Joe and Elizabeth Rogers of Bacombe Terrace, was killed in action on 31 May during the Jutland battle. Early in the morning of that day his ship HMS Queen Mary was struck by a salvo penetrating the main magazine. The ship exploded and sank in half a minute. On 6 May Private Walter George Deering, son Seventeen survivors were picked up from a of Walter and Sarah Deering of 1 Clay Lane, total ship’s complement of more than 1,000. was killed near Vimy Ridge while serving with the 1st Wiltshire Regiment. George George Brock fought at Jutland. His son, Deering enlisted into the Ox and Bucks L.I. in also George, lived in Wendover for some Aylesbury in 1914 and had previously been 40 years and has a collection of his father’s wounded in the head. A letter to his parents war memoirs. George Brock Sr served on from a comrade in his platoon read: “He died HMS Marlborough and at Jutland witnessed as bravely as anyone could, when we were

taking a German mine crater, being shot by German machine gun fire and his death was instantaneous”. Both William Fantham and George Deering had been pupils at Wendover School and Mr Molineux, the headmaster, noted their deaths in the School Log Book. He also noted an outbreak of measles in Wendover and the resulting poor attendance at school. The school celebrated Empire day by raising and saluting the flag. Shakespeare’s tercentenary was marked by special lessons in the upper school on his life and works. The Government introduced the “Fuel and Daylight Saving Scheme” and Mr E J Sharp adjusted the Church and Town clocks by one hour. The Bucks Herald of 13 May noted: “On Sunday, after evening service, the difference in time was manifest by a large number of persons visiting the hills”. Mike Senior & Val Moir See also Memorial Service by Wendover Free Church on page 10.

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Tim Russ & Company Celebrating Five Years In Wendover The face of Wendover has changed somewhat in the five years since Tim Russ & Company opened its office in April 2011, with new shops and houses springing into life. One thing that has remained a constant throughout this time is Tim Russ’ dedication to being a leading agent in Wendover - a reputation earned from understanding the market, knowing the town and giving impeccable customer service.

St Peter and Chalfont St Giles. At Tim Russ & Company, we know all too well how important impressions can be and because we value our customers we offer free, no obligation valuations.

husband, a local builder, and also joined the team after dealing with Tim Russ during a sale. Amanda Hillier, who has been with us since the office opened, has a wealth of experience in both sales and lettings and completes our team.

Our team at the Wendover Office has been The team is led by Branch Manager, Nicola so successful since opening only five years Stottor, with more than 30 years in estate ago that they have been entrusted as the agency closely followed by Property Manager selling agent for Ortus Homes (McCarthy Tony Defriez, who has more than 40 years & Stone) offering a select development of industry experience in selling retirement properties in the homes in Wendover and the heart of Wendover. surrounding areas. Sue Taylor joined us with a background Selling your home doesn’t In fact, we’re so passionate about in financial services from our have to be stressful if it’s done leading by example that the whole Haddenham office, while properly. So why not get in touch team visits every property we sell, Susan Porter brought her with our team of enthusiastic because knowing your home is wealth of sales experience agents, who are as keen to sell our business. and contacts to the team after your property as you are. Nicola Stottor If you’re looking for a property but selling a home with Tim Russ want to explore further afield, Tim & Company, and loving what For a free, no obligation Tony Defriez Russ also has offices in Princes Risborough, we do. Kelly Endean has a background valuation, call the Tim Russ Thame, Haddenham, Hazlemere, Chalfont in buying and selling property with her team on 01296 621177.

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Local News this year reflects the support from the Come Dine With Us in Wendover! nation’s parents for these exciting awards The popular Channel 4 programme has been and their eagerness to reward the very best! the inspiration for a fantastic new fundraising Until 11 May 2016, parents can vote for venture for the Chilterns MS Centre in their favourite from all of the nominees association with Sweeney’s Budgens!

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Wildland Works Wendover News recently received a query from reader Tom Kearney: “There has been a considerable amount of scrub clearance and related activity on Coombe Hill over the past year (all for the better, I must say) and I’m sure many people would be interested to learn about the thinking behind it and hear about future plans.”

woodland/scrub in a major project by Bucks CC in the early 1990s. The years of scrub and woodland cover has led to the nutrient enrichment and the build up of thicker soils on these parts of the site. The areas are now heavily dominated by scrubby species such as dogwood, young ash trees that have seeded out of the surrounding woodland and more dominant plant species that thrive on Wendover News contacted the National the richer soils such as rosebay willowherb, Trust. who manage Coombe Hill, and received bramble and coarse grass species. the following reply from Joe Mayled, the Ranger: “You are right in saying that a lot “The annual mowing and spring and autumn of work has been done on Coombe Hill and cattle grazing is aimed at knocking these Bacombe Hill the past few years and that it is dominating species back and allowing the areas for conservation reasons, mainly restoration to be re-colonised by plants more associated of rare chalk grassland as a valuable habitat with chalk grassland such as marjoram, field for chalk grassland flowers and butterflies. scabious, wild thyme, common valerian, This work is pretty standard practice for us greater knapweed and orchid species. This in during the winter months.” turn will benefit a whole host of insect species.” Joe contacted Mark Vallance, the Reserves Manager for Buckinghamshire at Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust, who said: “The site was heavily cleared of secondary

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The Parade

As usual, the first event of Wendover Celebrates will be the Parade which will gather at Ashbrook Playing Field, Castle Park, in time for the off at 12 noon.

At the mini-roundabout the Parade will turn left into South Street and continue through the entrance to the car park of Wendover Campus of the Chiltern Way Federation before the road reaches the roundabout for the bypass.

Stephen Worth, Parade Organiser, says, Follow the Lone Ranger! Many spectators choose to follow the The route is along Aylesbury Road parade once it has passed them. When towards the Clock Tower then up the they reach Church Lane they should High Street. Spectators are welcome use it to reach the pedestrian entrance. along the entire route but most gather Others choose to walk along the Heron in front of the hostelries in the narrow Path then turn left into Church Lane near St Mary’s and follow round. part or on the Manor Waste.

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R E V O D N WE Wendover Celebrates Dog Show

It’s brilliant that this year the Arena will feature a Dog Show, see advert left. Thank you, Emily Smith for the idea and seeing it through! This echoes the Carnivals of old where a Dog Show was an exciting feature in times gone by. The main theme of this Dog Show is fun and it’s easy to enter:

of winning a brilliant prize buy your tickets wherever you see them on sale eg at the school gate or on occasional stalls on the Manor Waste. A full list of prizes is published in the programme, also on sale beforehand.

A Wild West Afternoon

Celebrate Wild West Style watching and • following the Parade then go to the Church Lane, HP22 6NL entrance to the Chiltern Way enter-dog-show/ •at the Unique Pets Store in Aylesbury, 4, School, Wendover Campus (see photo p15). There is a strict no glass policy on site. Aylesbury Business Centre, Chamberlain Rd, Aylesbury HP19 8DY, tel 01296 706403 The Wild West theme offers something for •at Wendover Celebrates on the day everyone starting with specialised Bouncy Places in each category are limited, see Castles and a mechanical Rodeo Bull for advert left. Enter early to ensure a place for anyone with stamina! Don’t forget the your pooch. Tin Can Alley and Cactus Hoopla, all in the

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Local organisations have pulled out all the stops to show you what they do. You will have great fun wandering through their stalls, buying their produce, meeting neighbours and possibly joining!

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R E V O D N WE Entertainment


The Arena will feature a gunfighter stunt show three times in the afternoon, including a grand finale so make sure you have your programme handy and listen for announcements. The John Hampden School Dancers are recognising the date with a seasonal dance.

Many thanks to Dayla for supplying the beer tent and to the ladies from Wendover Sparrowhawks Netball Club who will be pulling pints, including lagers and ales, with prosecco and wine available, too.

This year’s Main Stage has popular music Once again, Chilterns MS Centre is running acts and the highly entertaining Colonel the tea tent so we can be assured of the Custard, see advert right. highest quality homemade cakes.

This year Orchard View Farm is supplying the The Entertainment Tent has Pete Za Hog Roast and Barbecue with the men from Cowboy and, separately, Hill Billy Gill offers Wendover Football Club cooking and serving. Line Dancing as well as a Barn Dance! Congratulations to Wendover Panthers A great variety of other foods and drinks Cheerleaders for incorporating the theme will be available with specialist coffees and sweet treats from The Coffee Stop, The Raj into their spectacle. supplying their famous curries, OMG Hotdogs BFS Records is an independent record label and a fish and chip van to cover all British based in Thame and established in 2012. favourites. For the Mediterranean palate we It is organising the Saloon Stage featuring have Mozarella Nation pizzas and Souvlaki exciting young talent during the afternoon Brothers with Greek specialities. New this and into the early evening. year is a hot crumble and custard stall.

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VER O D N E W Evening Lineup

The evening part of Wendover Celebrates starts at 5.30pm. This is a ticketed event so please show your wrist band if challenged. You are encouraged to pre-order tickets: Children under 12 are free and a parent or carer should write contact details on the wristband. By special request there will be an early fireworks display for families who wish to mark a threshold. There is a strict no glass policy. There has been much excitement that the Headline act for the evening will be DavidLive, a Bowie tribute band, http:// The opening act is singer/songwriter Coates, famous for touring with just an acoustic guitar, his debut EP was launched last year and his debut single is Throw me down. See also


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Next up is Lost Minute gaining a nationwide following for a Buckinghamshire band. They come to Wendover Celebrates fresh from The Great British Rock & Blues Festival. See also lostminuteband/ Loud Mountains features a pair of American born brothers. Originally from Woodbury, Connecticut but now based in Oxford, Loud Mountains are known for their close harmonies, plenty of volume, and more pophooks than you could shake a stick at. http:// Ben McKelvey will be playing with his band The Firebrands. They have just returned from their first UK arena tour. Take a look at his latest single ‘Morning I’m Gone’, out now! The evening will end with fireworks finishing at 11pm. Volunteers to help clear up welcome on Monday morning from 9am.

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RAF Halton Recently the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation’s Air Forces Inter-Nation Volleyball Championships was held at RAF Halton. Male and female military teams from the UK, USA, Poland, the Netherlands and Germany participated in the event.

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The Royal Air Force Sports Directorate organised and hosted the event which was formally opened in the Burnett Gymnasium. The opening was followed by three days of intense rivalry on the court with the standard of the volleyball played being very high. The games were played in a ‘round robin’ style with the finals being played by the teams that topped their respective groups. The men’s competition was won by the German Air Force, who beat the Polish Air Force in the final and the woman’s final was contested between the United States Air Force (Europe) team and the Polish Air Force. The USAFE team won a keenly played game. The RAF Teams came fourth in both competitions.

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Of course, most people do not like change - and everybody has ideas on what is right or wrong about their environment, and I would not want to stop Wendover people expressing their views. However, I take a completely different view of the work done on the Manor Waste to that expressed by the petitioners and their supporters online.

What others may consider ugly I find clean, comfortable and practical. HS2 permitting, tourists will find Wendover an attractive place to visit. Market traders and charity market stall holders will have modern facilities.

Finally, I doubt that those cobbles were very historic or that leaving them in place would have much influence on how young people (or anyone else) would think of using the Firstly, as the Parish Council Chairman’s piece space for any nefarious purpose! on page 32 of the April edition showed, there Well done the Council! In two years I think we was extensive if not exhaustive consultation will all be recognizing Wendover as a go-ahead before the work was commissioned. I feel village, that serves its residents and visitors well. assured that the councillors did their best to Wilfred Newman meet the needs of the village, its inhabitants Editor’s note: The cobbles were laid approx 1977. and its businesses.

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Secondly, the petition purports to be by “Wendover Residents”; yet, at the time of my reading, the website shows that of the 412 “supporters” 379 are from the United Kingdom (so 33 must be living abroad). Furthermore, I have lived in Wendover for 45 years and there is hardly a name I recognise. Perhaps my neighbours and acquaintances are among the many “names not displayed” !? Thirdly, the pictures used are of the work in progress, which obviously will have an untidy appearance. Now that about half has been completed and the barriers removed, there is a notable improvement to the upper section from Dobbins Lane to the Budgens frontage. Robert White Phone: 01296 583479 Mobile: 07857835532 E: A reliable, local service for your gardening needs

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I always try and support the shops in Wendover, so they can survive and not disappear. I needed a new carpet fitted, so I contacted the local carpet shop to come round to measure and give me a quote. They were going to charge me £36 for this service. I contacted Haddenham Carpets who are 12 miles from my house. They will provide this service for free. Tell me: WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE? Are you loyal to shops and get ripped off or try to save money? What would you do? Sorry I’ve ranted on a bit, but I don’t feel the Wendover folk get a good deal. Neil Shaw




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Club Corner Simply Walks

Every Tuesday morning, as the clock strikes 10.00, two groups leave the clock tower for walks along the footpaths of Wendover and its surrounds. They are led by trained volunteer leaders as part of the Bucks Simply Walk programme affiliated to the national Walking for Health Scheme. One group follows one of the many routes using footpaths that take between 45 to 60 minutes to complete, the other takes a slightly longer route lasting between 60 and 90 minutes. Neither are ‘route’ marches but are taken at a pace that allows for social chat that is so much part of the enjoyment of being out exercising together. Both groups meet up at the end and enjoy the hospitality of the Free Church for coffee. The walks are free and open to everybody. You would be most welcome to join us regularly or as other commitments allow. All that is asked of you is that, if you suffer from any long term illness, you consult your GP and check that you are fit enough to

benefit from the exercise. By the nature of our surrounding countryside some walks do involve hills, mud and possibly stiles. We are a friendly bunch and you will be made most welcome. If you will be joining us for the first time, please arrive at least 10 minutes early so that you have time to register.

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The Indoor matches have now been completed so it’s the start of the busy outdoor season. There are 17 matches booked for this month - 9 home matches are to be held at the Club with another 8 away at various venues throughout the area. Also it is the start of League matches where points are gained to go into the League tables so at the end of the season there will be a Champion Club.

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Wendover has had some success in the past so we hope it will continue. In addition there are 3 County-level matches - Bucks Cup, Benevolent Triples and Top Club. These carry over into June with Home and Away games The Club is holding OPEN DAYS every Friday evening in June starting at 6 pm and Saturday 11 June from 10am until 1pm to allow people to come along and see our facilities and you will be offered a chance to “have a go” all you need is a pair of flat shoes as everything else will be provided. Tea and coffee will be freely available and the bar will be open in the evenings if you wish something else. Come along and give it a try - you might be pleasantly surprised. For more information see our website or call Ann or Eric Smith 01494 569377 or Brian Wheeler 01296 622605.

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Ales with Letchworth, Jockey, Woodside, Aldbury and Leicester brought such delights as curry nights, cottage pie, faggots and home brew amongst other things. As I write, I’m still planning the Free Barn Dance and after all of the hard work, I’d like to thank (in advance?), all of the musicians, dancers, guest artists and those that helped make the evening what it will be/was. I also hope that you took the opportunity of a cheap, friendly and interesting night out. I edited out the more graphic folk songs. So what will the summer bring? It will bring the usual May Day Days of Dance with early starts and hearty breakfasts. We’ve been invited back to the Wendover Youth Club for another session. They said they missed us. Imagine that! Our whole programme, including Tuesday nights out, is available on our website www.whitchurchmorris. We will be guesting with other sides throughout the summer and travel to each other’s venues. We have our usual

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Club Corner and fantastic trips to the Yorkshire Dales and Thaxted plus a different Ring Meeting in Framlingham in Suffolk in the middle of September. There’s the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Towersey Morris, again in September, and for me a trip to Kaunas in Lithuania in mid-May with the Towersey MM. If you’ve enjoyed the barn dance and want to do more, just contact us through our website and we’ll be pleased to help you. If dancing is not your thing, the latest copies of the folk magazines are available and www. and there you’ll find listings and adverts for many folk festivals across the Country as well as events in the local area. Having danced with Stewart Giddens at the Leicester Ale, you’ll find him on tour with Blackbeard’s Tea Party at several of them. Gig Spanner, The Blockheads, Martin & Eliza Carthy and our friend, Hugh Crabtree’s Feast of Fiddles, are out there too. Just look them up and plan your summer holidays to

coincide. As in all things, you’ll get out as much as you put in and it’s such fun. Wassail, John King, WMM

Wendover FC – May 2016

We’re nearing the end of what has been a fantastic season for the club. A huge thank you to the players & committee members for their commitment and hard work and here’s to what is set to be an exciting 2016/2017 season. On the pitch, the firsts went through to the Marsworth Cup Final on Monday 25th April @ Tring Stadium; thank you for your support. Full details can be found on our Facebook page. To finish the season, the club have nominated their captain Jack Thomson as the player of the month. Jack demonstrates great leadership both on and off the pitch and is a vital asset to the club’s success. And finally, we have exciting news that a number of players are expecting future club players this year. Congratulations!

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As we stated in the last Wendover News, we were deeply disappointed with the Commons HS2 Select Committee’s failure to recommend extending the Chiltern Tunnel throughout the whole length of the AONB to the North of Wendover. A massive civil engineering project will cut through the heart of the village, yet Wendover will have the least level of mitigation spent per affected household along the route. The current HS2 Ltd. proposal is for two viaducts each 500 metres long and a height of 15 metres joined by a massive embankment over 1 km long all sitting within the AONB (an area which is supposed to have the same protected status as a National Park).

involved the construction of 6 metre sound barriers from the Small Dene viaduct to the entrance of the so-called Green Tunnel, and again at the northern exit of this tunnel towards Nash Lee Lane. HS2 Ltd. thinks these are the perfect solution to “protect” Wendover from the noise generated by the HS2 train. Unfortunately, when asked directly, they were unable to tell us where else in the UK these had been employed and in fact whether they would actually work at all! At best they would provide the ideal opportunity for an enterprising individual to set up a small business selling cans of spray paint to budding Banksys, thus satisfying another of Her Majesty’s Government aims to help SME’s and generate job opportunities Hopefully many of you saw the Wendover with HS2. HS2 booth on the Manor Waste over the weekend of 8 to 10 April. Realising that the To illustrate the visual impact of these original noise calculations for Wendover barriers we had a scissor lift extended to 6 were totally erroneous, HS2 Ltd. in an metres on the Manor Waste. Most people attempt to pre-empt any further discussion visiting the stand were horrified and we about a long tunnel, presented a plan which would like to thank all of you who did call in

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HS2 and donated much-needed funds to allow us to continue the fight. We were also fortunate to have Lord Stevenson of Balmacara join us at another fund-raising event to describe how the Lords differed from the Commons and to advise us as to how to petition. Subsequently at the Lords HS2 debate on the 14th April he commented: “It will also be important to reflect on the experiences of the Commons Select Committee, and learn from them. …One is left with a feeling that what the Commons Select Committee described as the “heavy burden of petitioning”, was a chore it had to endure and not an opportunity for finding a resolution. The fact that so many petitioners raised similar points and sought the same mitigation—in the case of the Chilterns, a bored long tunnel—was seen as a problem and not a rather obvious clue about where the solution to the petitioners’ concerns lay.”

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that it considers the wider public interest issues raised by the decision to take the line out of a deep tunnel at South Heath in the middle of the Chilterns, and to continue at surface level to Wendover. There were more than 800 petitions from individuals and action groups about the Chilterns tunnel…. recommendations from the statutory bodies concerned with the Chilterns (was) that a deep, long tunnel was the only possible mitigation to the potential damage caused were framed in as strong a language as is permissible…”

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All the four organisations representing the Wendover community are agreed on the need for a long tunnel which will alleviate not only the noise issues, but also the risk to the hydrogeology of the area and the increased traffic during the construction phase, to say nothing of the impact on local services. We are petitioning the House of Lords for an independent assessment of the cost of a long Later in his speech he went on to say: “I hope tunnel versus HS2 Ltd’s current proposals. that the Lords Select Committee will ensure Wendover HS2 Committee





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be visiting people with dementia in a local residential home. They are busy working on their songs and poems they have prepared for this and are really looking forward to the experience. We look forward to reporting what we have done and the difference we have made to our local community as part of our challenge.

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Lindengate is launching a new programme, Memory Pathways, that will provide individual and group support for people with memory loss, confusion or dementia. It is intended that Memory Pathways will be free to users and their carers, and will take the form of a drop-in session on the last Friday of every month, commencing on Friday 27 May. Memory Pathways will incorporate Lindengate’s three key elements: gardening, cooking and art & craft. This combination is locally unique and will offer people with memory loss a wide variety of activities with both physical and mental wellbeing health benefits. To enable us to gauge demand for our first session, please call Lindengate on 01296 622443 for more details and to register your interest to attend.

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Schools Frisbee Fundraising Fun

Staff and students at John Colet school raised over £1300 by taking part in their annual 12 Hour Ultimate Frisbee fundraising challenge and were delighted to donate the money to this year’s chosen charity, Chilterns MS Centre, which supports people with Multiple Sclerosis enabling them to live a happier and more comfortable life.

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Students and teachers started their challenge at 9am and left the school at 9pm, tired but elated by their achievement. A normal game of Frisbee lasts about ten minutes, so everyone involved took on a huge task. Nico Pope was one of the John Colet students that took part in the event. He said: “Everyone involved had a great time. We were all overwhelmed by the amount raised. The grand total of £1380 was amazing and broke all previous records; smashing through the £1000 mark is something we are all very proud of. “It is fair to say everyone was relieved when 9pm eventually came around but that does not diminish the great fun and enjoyment everyone got out of the day.”

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Tribute: Gary Thorne Gary was born in Bagshot Surrey on 21st December 1960 being joined later by two younger sisters Nichola and Beverly. The family eventually moved to Weston Turville where Gary grew up attending the local village school. He was a very bright child who passed his 11 plus and went to the Sir Henry Floyd school where he did very well learning hard, often doing his homework in the Green Man pub with his mates. He had numerous after school jobs always on the go and eventually at 17 Gary decided to join the Royal Navy where, again, he excelled, rising quickly to the rank of Charge Chief Petty Officer. Most of Gary’s 24 year career was on nuclear submarines where he was very popular and always ready to stick his neck out for the Junior Rates and help in anyway he could. Gary was always a team player, enjoying playing Rugby and gaining his ABA Badge for Boxing. Not only did he have many fights himself, he eventually coached the naval boxing squad. One of his greatest passions was the Devonport Field Gun Crew who ran at Earls Court against Pompey and Fleet Air Arm and anyone who knew Gary will know

that’s where the famous red socks came commenting, “there’s no point moaning from . . . winter or summer! about something if you aren’t prepared to do something about it!” Gary met Toni in 1992. They married in Kenya in 1995 and Toni became stepmum to Gary’s Gary organised so many things, dragging son Elliot. They moved back to Wendover people out of their beds at 6am on New from Plymouth Year’s Day to sweep up after the fireworks! when Gary’s naval He would also organise work parties to career was coming clear up the graveyard with the members of to an end. Gary Hampden Lodge as by this time he had also always loved to joined the Masons . . . I’m sure people would help and become quiver when they saw him approaching involved with lots thinking “Oh Lord, what does he want us to of different things. do now?!” He found it slightly difficult on leaving the navy so he threw himself into community life willing to help and organise where needed. He got a job locally with Ulrich Attachments where he was the Production Manager. He did join the local council for a short time but work commitments meant he couldn’t give it the time and dedication it needed, so he had to leave but always said he would like to return when he had more time . . . always

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Gary quite simply was one of the most kind and generous people you could wish to meet and was always willing to help in any way he could. He is greatly mourned. We lost one of our greats on 29 February 2016.



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Gary’s local pub was The White Swan. From there he organised the team for the annual Coombe Hill run, raising lots of money for local charities and this year, of course, the team will be running in memory of Gary for the charity Brain Tumour Research.

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Local Face: Amy Burleigh Amy lives in Wendover with husband Simon and two children, Rosie (7) and Hugo (4). She moved to Wendover (by accident) 12 years ago when her grandmother’s house needed renting. “The idea was to move in temporarily and help do the house up to put it on the market. Simon and I moved in, started to do it up a little and then realised that actually we loved living in Wendover and ended up buying it from the family.” Amy grew up in the area, living in Buckland Village near Aston Clinton from the age of 3. She was christened there, married there (even managing to walk up the road from her parents’ house to the church) and both Rosie and Hugo have since been christened in All Saints Church, Buckland, too.

for Corporate Events and she worked on everything from automotive Dealer Principal incentive trips to Zambia and Botswana to running a global meeting at the UN building in New York for 500 people. “It was a crazy time but fantastic experience and I loved the variety of the role (and the travel opportunities of course).”

University tempted Amy away from the area, up to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, to study Travel and Tourism Management, followed by a stint living in London and working for the Civil Aviation Authority before getting the travel bug big time and setting off on a back packing trip alone around the world. “Travel was always in my blood, hence the degree”. Her trip encompassed three month’s voluntary work in Sri Lanka, then tours of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the Cook Islands before returning back home to a man she’d met just before she left…Simon!

Then children came along and it was time to look for a part time role. An opportunity arose in a smaller Events business just outside Thame where Amy was Senior Event Manager for almost 6 years.

After her return, Amy cut her teeth in the world of Event Management with the Grass Roots Group in Tring. At the time they were one of the top agencies in the country

2015 saw a new development, Amy decided it was time to set up her own Events business, Raspberry Rhubarb. She left her employer, set up the business and hasn’t looked back.

The business encompasses corporate events, wedding planning and private parties. Raspberry Rhubarb already has contracts with a luxury holiday company, is working with an automotive client and has various party bookings for later this year. 2016 has already seen her travel to Italy, to Scotland numerous times and all over the UK with her job. “I’m so lucky that things are going well, and I love what I do”. Further information about Raspberry Rhubarb can be found at Thinking the first year of her business would be quiet, Amy signed up to become a Director of Wendover Celebrates 2016. With her Events background, she was a great addition to the team. This year’s Wild West themed event is on Sunday 1 May and is shaping up to be a fantastic event. “I’ve always enjoyed the previous Wendover Celebrates events and when I saw that volunteers were needed for the 2016 one, I jumped at it. It felt important to give something back, and to be able to do so in my own community is fabulous. The volunteers working with the Directors to put the event together have been amazing, it’s very humbling to see people put so much time and effort in for free. I can’t wait to see it all come together on the day.” Further information on Wendover Celebrates can be found at


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Art with Wendy Lewis, St Anne’s Hall 11.30-14.00 Mon, 14.00-16.00 Tue


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Pilates, Halton Tennis Centre. Times & costs vary, see website for details


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



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



Wendover Fitness classes, times & locations vary, see website for details


7.30 or 19.30

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



Tai Chi for Beginners, Green Park




Stay & Play (term time only), RAF Halton HIVE, Trinity Centre, £1


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Hartbeeps Music Classes for children, Legion Hall, Chiltern Road, see website for details



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Tai Chi & Qigong Classes, Your Cafe in Park 6&7pm Tue, St Anne’s Hall noon Wed

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Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell

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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

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

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Wheelers & Dealers, Square Dance Club, Wendover Memorial Hall



Halton Singers, Halton Village Hall




Jodie Digby Fitness courses, various locations

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



Doodle Caboodle Soft Play Sessions, Wendover Memorial Hall, Term Time Only.



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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prevent further erosion. The works will continue periodically through the summer and I urge you all to come and enjoy this lovely local feature as the good weather returns.

Vale District Council will follow suit and this trend will continue, resulting in increased financial pressures on Wendover Parish Council.

Visitors to Ashbrook will have noticed the upgrade of the play area equipment. This modern and colourful new build includes new climbing frames, slides and chutes Annual Parish Meeting etc., to keep our younger residents happy. Friday 20 May, 7.30pm Of particular note, after a request from the Wendover Memorial Hall mother of a local child, we decided to seek out and install some specific items for children Talk - Hampden Pond Restoration who have additional needs. Although the Free refreshments build has been delayed by the wet weather I After many months of planning and hope that by the time you read this the work consultation with local users a series of will have been completed in full. Kevin O’Neill works were commissioned at Hampden Pond. We had three core aims, to improve Parish Council Meeting the biodiversity and make it a more attractive Tuesday 3 May, 7.30pm area for wildlife and plants, to tidy the area St Anne’s Hall and make it more attractive and accessible for visitors by improving the bench seating and opening up some overgrown viewing Grants points and finally to reconstruct a number of Since the financial year 2009/10, the Parish defunct fishing pegs in order to permit safer Council has considered applications for and more enjoyable fishing by local anglers. grants from various bodies.

In addition, the way in which Parish Councils are funded is changing, leading to a reduction in grant received and a likely increase in Council Tax charges to local residents.

…of the Amenities Committee The recent wet weather has impacted on a number of community projects and completion dates have inevitably and frustratingly slipped. Nevertheless, as you move about Wendover I hope you will have noticed a number of things changing for the better.

The works have seen a number of potentially dangerous trees felled or pruned, the significant reduction of some aggressive and invasive plants which have forced out other less vigorous varieties and minor earthworks to provide seven new fishing pegs and shore up the banks to

A reduction in funding to Buckinghamshire County Council has meant that the authority has withdrawn or reduced the funding it contributes to some local services, for instance the Youth Centre and the Library. The County Council is looking to devolve some services to Parish Councils, with limited finance to cover the increased cost to the Parish Councils. It is likely that Aylesbury

In the light of the current and future financial pressures facing the Parish Council, our financial policy has been revised as follows: • Wendover Parish Council will only consider making financial contributions to local, properly constituted organisations that directly serve the community of Wendover and provide services that meet the needs of Wendover residents • Applications will be assessed by the Grants Working Group of Wendover Parish Council against the associated questionnaire • The maximum awarded to any organisation is £5000 in any one financial year Grants Awarded 2015/16 Wendover Youth Club


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