Wendover News June 2016

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June 2016


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

Bucks Open Studios 11 -26 June Official Celebration Countywide exhibitions and events by local artists and makers 11 June

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Wednesday 15 June

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April and May were very busy months for Wendover so you may wish to turn to the pages outlined below to read more:

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HS2: 822 individuals and groups petitioned the House of Lords by 5pm on Monday 25 April. Most favoured a fully bored tunnel, many were rejected. See page 21 for more details. Wendover Celebrates: thousands turned out to enjoy Wendover Celebrates on Sunday 1 May. For more details see pages 22 and 23.

Six shooters? In Wendover???

Manor Waste: the surface was finished during May and the lights went on again for the War Memorial on Friday 6 May. Most of the barricades were taken down on Friday 13 May. More street furniture will follow.

editor@wendovernews.co.uk Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop 19 High Street, Wendover HP22 6DX Wendover War Memorial, newly lit, at night

Wendover Twinning: our friends from Liffré came to help celebrate 40 years of twinning on the weekend of 13-16 May. There will be a report in the July edition of Wendover News. Coombe Hill Run: has been postponed to September. More information on Wendover News Facebook and twitter for local fun runners as soon as possible and in the July print edition of Wendover News.

RAF Flypast

Tuesday 7 & 21 June at 1.30pm

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


Mikron Theatre present “PURE” a play about chocolate past and present. Written by Richard Vergette

Friday 24th June

June Mystery Object at the Antiques Centre


Gift voucher for the winner April’s object was a pair of Button Hole Scissors Open 7 Days a week Free customer car park at rear of shop THE OLD POST OFFICE, WENDOVER, BUCKS 01296 625335 www.antiquesatwendover.co.uk


Wendover News, established 1989, is delivered through the door to many local households. If you do not receive one at home and would like to volunteer to deliver for us to your road, please contact the office (see above). Wendover News would like to thank all our willing volunteers.

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Chocolate heaven refreshments will be on sale, organised by Wendover WI so no need to bring the sweet stuff.

Outdoors at Lindengate Doors open for picnickers at 6pm Performance starts at 7pm

Tickets £12 (£10 conc)

Available online at www.goldengiving.com/ event/pureatlindengate OR at the Door on the night.

Hot & cold drinks, cakes & puddings

The Old Allotment Site Wyevale Garden Centre Aylesbury Road, Wendover


HP22 6BD. 01296 622443 www.lindengate.org.uk

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FREE Open Sessions Instructions Given Every Friday Evening in June at 6 pm and Saturday 11th June 10 am to 1 pm


Come and try your hand at Lawn Bowls Come with Trainers or flat soled shoes Everything else will be supplied. We don’t just bowl We also have a good Social Program All ages and abilities are welcome Bring your family and friends Refreshments will be available

Events Weekly Senior Rugby Matches

Regular Events at Wendover Library

Cycle Rides and Local Walks

Bucks County Museum

Every Saturday afternoon at Aylesbury Bounce & Rhyme, Tuesdays 10.15 & 11.15am Rugby Football Club, Weston Turville. Visit term time. Learn My Way computer training www.arfcuk.com for details. first Tuesday of each month, please book. Tea & Talk, Thu 9, 10.30-11.30am. Foreign Cooking, Sewing & Knitting Groups Language Conversation - please book, Fri 10, From classes to casual meetings, if you like to 10.30am-12noon. Knit & Natter, Tue 21, 1.30make or decorate cakes, sew or knit, there is 3pm. Children’s Book Club, third Saturday sure to be a group for you. See pages 26 & 27. every month, 2.30pm - details from the Library. Group cycle rides that begin in or near Wendover. Any bike will do as long as it’s roadworthy. Newcomers always welcome, but please try an easy-paced ride first. Newcomer and Easy-Paced Rides Sunday 5, 9.30am from Stoke Mandeville Combined School; Easy-Paced Rides Sunday 12, 9.30am from Butlers Cross and Sunday 26, 9.30am from Your Cafe in the Park. Visit southbuckscycling.or​g.uk/rides for more.

Garden Care & Maintenance Enjoy your garden . . . . . but not the upkeep? Have it maintained for you. Call Simon Shirley

625053 / 07836 665512 Graham Jefford - oil painting Barbara Shaw – textile art Barbara Jefford - bead work welcome you once again to Bucks Open Studios Exhibiting and working at 3 Linden Lea, Wendover, HP22 6LE  01296 624708 From Saturday 11th to Sunday 26th June (Closed Mondays)

Find us in the BOS directory – nos. 201, 202, 203

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Lacey Green Windmill

The windmill will be open on Sundays and The Ramblers have a programme of organised Bank Holiday Mondays until Sunday 25 walks in the Wendover area. Have a look September from 2 pm to 5 pm. Admission is at the listings on pages 26 & 27 or www. £2.50 per adult and £1 per child (aged 5-15). aylesbury-ramblers.org.uk for more details. www.laceygreenwindmi​ll.org.uk

Sat/Sun. 11am to 5pm Midweek 12noon to 5pm

Telephone: 01296 624082 Wendover Bowls Club Dobbins Lane, Wendover (We are behind the Tennis Club)

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 and on-site events. Details on www. buckscountymuseum.org.

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Handmade Books and Creative Bindings www.byhandbooks.co.uk 07818 448032 Visit Stoke Mandeville studio at Layby Farm for beautiful and intriguing books. Open daily 11-26 June for BucksOpenStudios (no. 195), artist present throughout

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Events Messy Church

Wed 1, 3.30-5.30pm, starting in St Anne’s Hall Plenty of fun for all ages, starting with activities (not all too messy!). Later, a story, song and meal in the Christian Centre. FREE. All ages welcome, but children, please remember to bring your adults.

“The Mysterious Disappearance of Major Glenn Miller”

Wed 1, 7 for 7.30pm, St Anne’s Hall With speaker Tony Eaton. All proceeds in aid of locally based charity BkB Uganda Orphans (www.bkbuganda.org). All welcome. Bar and raffle. Tickets: £5 from Clare 01442 825879 or Marguerite 01296 622678.

SWIFT fun day

Sat 4, 11am-4pm, St Mary’s W Turville Games, competitions, tombolas, BBQ, refreshments, music, free bouncy castle. Contact 01296 424982.

Wendover Choral Society Concert

Sat 4, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church Wendover With the Oxford Sinfonietta and featuring music by Fauré and Gluck. Conductor Peter Bassano. Tickets from JUST, 11 High St.

Established in 1973, the Christopher Pallet brand has long been recognised as a market leader, synonymous with professionalism, in-depth local knowledge and sound advice whether you are buying, selling or letting. As Wendover’s longest established independent estate agent we are pleased to be able to combine these traditional values and service with our modern approach to selling. In the last 6 months alone we have agreed sales on over £22 million of property in the local area and continue to provide local clients with accurate market appraisals and excellent customer service.

Wendover Arm Trust Canal Open Day

Sun 5, 12.30-4pm, St Mary’s D Beauchamp Sales Stall, Teas and Cakes. Guided visits of the restoration site June Loyalty Card Offers

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

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: 20% off framing any prints bought from a little bird. Cambridge Weight Plan: 10% off initial appointment. 01296 623560 CBF: Two classes for price of one. See classes it applies to on Cat Booker Fitness Facebook Page or mail@catbooker.me Quote #cbfjunefitoffer Chilterns Sports Clinic: 10% off any service and treatment except Swim Stroke Analysis (www.sportsinjuryclinic.org.uk / 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: pete@wendover-computers.co.uk Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre: 10% off pet consultations and vaccinations (T& Cs apply) 01296 623439 Wendover Wood: 10% discount 01296 623869


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Wendover Music Concert Series 2016 at St Mary’s Church 11 June at 19.30

Steven Isserlis (cello) and Tom Poster Bridge, Kabalevsky and Beethoven Tickets available from ‘Just’ 11 High Street, Wendover and from the website www.wendover-music.org

Coffee morning On Thursday June 23rd From 10:00 to noon In the Library Room Featuring Mary Rumsey who will talk about … chocolate! No booking - just turn up

Events includes a 25 minute walk along the canal, available at the door or from Virginia on 01442 passing restored sections. Free car parking 877486 or nettleden@btopenworld.com. & admission, but donations very welcome! Bucks Open Studios www.wendoverarmtrust.co.uk Sat 11-Sun 26, times and venues vary Carers Week A terrific opportunity to view local artists at work, Mon 6-Sun 12, daily, locations vary many in their own studios. Directories available Carers Bucks are organising events across the locally, or visit www.bucksopenstudios.org.uk. county, including a pampering day and ‘Bake More details pages 13-15. Off’ competition for carers, a performance by its Carers Choir, a financial advice session Queen’s 90th Birthday Tea - and more! at Universal Care in Beaconsfield and more. Sun 12, St Dunstan’s Church HP27 9JE More information at www.carersbucks.org. Birthday Teas from 4pm, service of thanksgiving, with choir, from 6pm. Birthday Wendover Memorial Hall AGM Teas also on 18, 19, 25, 26 June 2.30-4.30pm. Wed 8, 7.45pm, Wendover Memorial Hall All welcome. Details angelawmh@aol.co.uk. Chiltern Humanists Tue 14, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room “A Summer Serenade” All welcome to hear Stewart Lansley on “Divided Fri 10, 7.30pm, Nettleden Church HP1 3DQ Britain - The Impact of Rising Inequality”. For those who enjoyed the recent “Seasons of England” concert at St Mary’s Church, the Wendover Evening WI same team of performers will be presenting Tue 14, 7.45pm, St Anne’s Hall the opening concert for the new Nettleden The speaker will be Mel Rees. Mel’s topic Music and Flower Festival. Tickets are all £10, will be “My Family and Other Setbacks”.

NEWS FROM WENDOVER HEALTH CENTRE - 01296 623452 Opening Hours Reception is open from 7.30am to 6.30pm on weekdays, except Tuesday when we close at 8pm. Our core hours are 8am to 6.30pm on weekdays, when our telephone lines (01296-623452) are open. We offer additional doctor appointments before 8am on Monday and Friday mornings, and on Tuesdays after 6.30pm. We open on Saturday mornings from 8:15am to 11.30am, except when the following Monday is a bank holiday. On Saturdays we see patients with pre-booked appointments only. Our dispensary is open from 8.30am to 6.30pm on weekdays (8pm on Tuesdays) and 8.30am-11am on Saturdays (except bank holiday weekends).


W I T H OV E R 2 0 Y E A R S E X P E R I E N C E , T H E J OA N N L AT U S S C H O O L O F DA N C E O F F E R A R A N G E O F D I F F E R E N T DA N C E C L A S S E S F O R AG E S 3 Y E A R S A N D U P WA R D S .

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We will close at 1pm on Thursday 16 June and Tuesday 12 July for staff training. On these days only if you require urgent assistance between 1pm and 6.30pm please call Bucks Urgent Care 01296 850011.

R A D B a l l e t , I S T D Tap, M o d e r n a n d J a z z d a n c e

Regular examinations

Our website Please visit www.westongrove.com for information on the services we offer and help with health problems. We recommend using our on line consultation tool webGP to access self-help information on 100 common symptoms and conditions; it also gives patients the opportunity to consult electronically with a member of the doctor team.

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From 6.30pm to 8am and at weekends, please call 111 if you have an urgent health problem.

New patients If you have recently moved to the Wendover area you are very welcome to register with us: please printout the required forms from our website or pick them up in Reception. We will require proof of identity and of address. Our Car Park Thanks to those local residents who commented on this issue. There is no easy solution and we are still considering the options. Our car park is private property, and does not form part of any formal scheme to provide parking for local residents. We ask everyone to consider the needs of patients and help ensure that when we are open our car park is used only by those visiting the health centre.


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will be showing and demonstrating their work from

11th -26th JUNE

The competition this month is to bring along your favourite family photo. Visitors welcome. Contact Margaret 01296 582318.

at 12 Walnut Drive, Wendover HP22 6RT Weekdays 1pm-5pm

Leonard Pulham Open Day

Fri 17, 2-4pm, Tring Road, Halton Part of the UK initiative Care Home Open Day, which encourages local people to visit care homes in their community and to work together to develop better relationships.

On Screen

Fri 17, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room June’s feature is “Bridge of Spies” (cert 12), featuring Tom Hanks. Tickets £5 from the Library.

Book Club

Sat 18, 10.30-11.30am, Wendover Christian Centre If you love reading, you will be welcome at our friendly book club! We don’t have a set book, but enjoy hearing what everyone has been reading and what they enjoyed (or didn’t) in all kinds of books. We begin with coffee and often cake!

Weekends 11am – 5pm

For further details and directions, please visit the

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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

Bucks Family History Society

Sat 18, 2pm, Southcourt Community Centre HP21 8LF Join Gwyneth Wilkie to learn about “Fraud, Forgery, Feuding”. Free. All welcome. www.bucksfhs.org.uk

VACANCY Permanent Position assistant required to help with 1 Icknield Court Back Street food preparation Wendover part time flexible hours 01296 624642 thebakersshop@yahoo.com to apply, call, click or come in

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

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: info@marieboylesculpture.com www: marieboylesculpture.com

Evening Care Required • • • •

Alzheimer’s care experience essential Excellent references required to apply Every day 6.30pm to 9.30pm Male client, no other medical issues, still enjoys an active life, and has family locally • This role may lead to overnight stays • Own car required


to Lynda Raybould who has owned Perry House Dental Surgery for 25 years this month A big thank you to all our existing patients and welcoming new

Please call for further information

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


Sunday 26 June Sunday 31 July Saturday 27August Sunday 28 August Monday 29 August BH

Delicious home-made cakes and scones Lunch @ Rothschild Pavilion

The Wendover Society Coffee Morning the title suggests, it is all about chocolate

past and present. Doors open 6pm and the Thu 23, 10am-12noon, Library Room Featuring Mary Rumsey, who will talk about show starts at 7pm. Tickets (£12 or £10 concessions) online at www.goldengiving. chocolate! See advert page 4. com or on the door on the day. See advert Why not come and enjoy a drink / lunch page 1. Lindengate Memory Pathways at the Rothschild Pavilion Fri 24, 11am-2pm, Lindengate Site Halton Tennis Centre, Halton Village The new free provision recently set up for Weston Turville Historical Society The Pavilion is over 100 years old in a superb those dealing with memory loss, confusion Fri 24, 8pm, Weston Turville Village Hall setting in the heart of Halton Village or dementia and their carers. Sessions are AGM + “Latest findings on the History of No booking needed Open 11-2pm Monday – Friday; on the last Friday of each month and take St. Mary the Virgin Church”, speaker Glynn All day Saturday from 9am the form of a drop-in. They include elements White. Tickets £2 members, £3 visitors. Rothschild Pavilion, Halton Tennis Centre, of gardening, cooking and art and craft. To www.wthsoc.org.uk Chestnut End, Halton Village HP22 5PD enable Lindengate to gauge demand for www.haltontennis.co.uk each session, please call on 01296 622443 Family Movie Night pavilion@everyball.net 01296 623453 for more details and to register your interest. Sat 25, 6.30 for 6.45pm start, Wendover Christian Centre Mikron Theatre We know there will be free popcorn, free Friday 24 June, 6pm, ice cream and free admission as usual. Lindengate Site We know that everyone is welcome (but Mikron will be children should be accompanied by an adult performing a play, throughout). But if you want to know the title Why not leave us to manage your accountancy needs “PURE, The Business of the movie, look out for posters around so you can focus on running your business? We’re here of Chocolate”. As Wendover, as this will be decided soon! to help you with: • • • • •

Statutory company accounts & corporation tax Book keeping & VAT returns Company secretarial services Payroll & CIS Self assessment tax returns

Please visit www.numbers-ltd.co.uk to find out more or pop in and see us at the top of the High Street.


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Internal and external work including

Gardens Open for Charity

Sat 25-Sun 26, 2-5pm, 11 The Paddocks Enjoy beautiful David Austin roses, and amazing delphiniums in a garden full of colour and scent. Enjoy the peaceful white garden, “The magic of moonlight”, a small garden filled with hidden treasures. Also open 2-3 July, same times.

Bespoke Cupboards and Storage Kitchen Fitting / Doors Architraves and Skirting Bookcases / Shelving Flooring / Windows Installation + Maintenance + Repair

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Coming Soon - Save the Date!

• 4 July - Wendy Lewis Summer School - 4 week course. Writing and Illustrating small publications. wendystudio@hotmail.com. • 9 July - FNH Midnight Walk - Come out and GLO4FLO! www.gemstonewalk.co.uk • 16-17 July - Race to the Stones - A two day event covering 100k along The Ridgeway www.racetothestones.com • 17 July - Concert at St Dunstan’s with the Chandos Ensemble • 23 July - Summer Wildlife Walk at Coombe & Bacombe Hill with BBOWT • 23 July - Bucks Family History Society Open Day www.bucksfhs.org.uk for details

We’ll give you a lawn to be proud of Call now for a FREE LAWN ANALYSIS Call Nigel on 01296 821861 n.gamble@lawnkeeper.co.uk www.lawnkeeper.co.uk

Bathrooms, Ensuites, Cloakrooms, Showers, Water Softeners, C/Heating, Power Flushing small maintenance jobs undertaken

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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 info@dickinsauctioneers.com www.dickinsauctioneers.com

THE PRACTICAL GARDENING COMPANY Reliable Lady Gardeners Garden tidying Regular garden maintenance

Tel: 07732 484545

New Quick-Step Impressive Ultra Waterproof flooring

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Wendover Remembers All material copyright 2016 Wendover Remembers

JUNE 1916

On 5 June 1916 Lord Kitchener, the British Secretary of War, died when the cruiser HMS Hampshire hit a mine and sank northwest of the Orkney Islands. Kitchener and his staff were on their way to Russia to discuss the progress of the war. The Military Service Act (2) was passed by the British Government making all men aged 18-41 liable for conscription into the armed forces. In Galicia the Russians, under General Brusilov, had a major victory over the Austro-Hungarian army. On the Western Front preparations were made for the Somme offensive including a British artillery bombardment which started on 24 June and lasted one week. The bombardment could be heard across Southern England. In the Middle East the Arabs, aided by British forces under T. E. Lawrence, carried out a successful revolt against the Turks. Two months before the Arab revolt, in April 1916, a Turkish army had taken the town of Kut in Mesopotamia, now Iraq. 8,000 British and Indian troops were captured and force-

marched 500 miles to Aleppo. It was during this brutal march, around 20 June, that a Wendover soldier, Edward Thomas Harding, died of exhaustion and mal-nourishment. Edward Harding, a Regular soldier with the 1st Ox and Bucks, was the son of George Harding of Aylesbury Road. Three Harding brothers were killed in the war.

his shoulder and was now applying to be a despatch rider in the Royal Engineers.

The saga of the Public Convenience in Back Street continued. Once again the Parish Council was obliged to note that the Convenience had suffered “considerable damage”. Just why this regular vandalism took place was a mystery then, as it is now. Harry Langford of Boddington Cottage, Mike Senior & Val Moir Wendover Dean, also died in June 1916. Harry was the son of Frederick and Rosina Langford and was serving with the 11th Battalion, the Royal Sussex Regiment. Harry, aged 20, was killed in action in the Bethune sector of the Western Front. The Wendover Magazine reported that: “Everyone liked [Harry]. For some time he was in service at Hampden House, but when war broke out he Edward Harding Harry Langford at once joined the Army”. In the Wendover School Log Book, the head teacher, Mr Molineux, recorded a visit from Mr Gomm, previously a teacher at the school. Mr Gomm had been discharged from the Ox and Bucks after a severe wound to

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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Local removals a speciality Single Items House Clearance Fully Insured Before hiring a van, contact me David 07794 268575 01296 696352 david@cooleprojects.com

Jane Williams MBCS COMPUTER TUITION Tuition and help on your PC, laptop or tablet. In your home or office. Very patient with all ages and abilities. Call Jane on (01296) 436464 www.janewilliams.com


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Making learning enjoyable

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Archangel Healing Groups & One-to-Ones Mindfulness Courses (Stress Reduction) For Activating the heart & cultivating present moment awareness

Regular weekly & monthly sessions Louise Page

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Active Fundraising Walk the MS Mile 2016

Following on from the success of last year’s event, the Chilterns MS Centre will be organising five Walk the MS Mile events in 2016. The first four – in Thame, Berkhamsted, Marlow and Buckingham – represent the distance people travel from the north, south, east and west of Halton to come for treatment at the Centre. The final walk will be in Aylesbury, the largest town near to our Wendover Centre. More information about each walk will be available in due course, but please put the dates in your diary: • Thame - Tuesday 20th September • Berkhamsted - Wednesday 21st September • Marlow - Thursday 22nd September • Buckingham - Friday 23rd September • Aylesbury - Saturday 24th September


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PACE Skydive & Snowdon Hike


Register your interest for either event to leah. lewis@thepacecentre.org or 01296 616974. Jump To It 2016! Transform the lives of children at PACE with a Tandem Skydive fundraiser at Hinton-in-theHedges Airfield, Northamptonshire. Team and solo entries welcome. Dates and times flexible. Snowdon Sunset Challenge A team of experienced guides will be with you every step of the way, however, a good level of fitness with prior training is required to take part in this event. Full fundraising support and training advice will be given.

Location: Mount Snowdon, Wales Date & Time: 10 September 2016. Depart lunchtime on 10th to reach the summit at 6.45pm for sunset. Return to start point by approximately 10pm. For the full story and more walks to come, Distance: 9 miles, 1085m (3560ft) climb please visit: www.chilternsmscentre.org/ Cost: £20 registration plus £250 sponsorship. news/entry/official-launch-of-walk-the-ms- Includes guided support, refreshments and mile-2016 first aid on route, celebratory drinks at end.

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Club Corner Cubs Clean for the Queen

1st Wendover Mars Cub Pack went out with our hi-vis jackets and gloves two days before the Queen’s birthday. We searched far and wide, but with enthusiasm our pack collected two bags of litter and rubbish. This will also go towards our environmental badge. Roy Coates

Wendover Bowls Club

The busy period continues with 14 matches throughout the month, both home and away. In addition we have a MIXED GALA day on 21 June. This is a full day event where clubs from all over the area send teams to compete against one another on a points basis.


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Club roll-ups take place every Tuesday afternoon and often on Monday evenings when an internal league takes place. There are also roll-ups on alternate Friday evenings. The Club is open every day if anyone wishes to practice or just have a game with their friends. OPEN DAYS are every Friday evening in June

starting at 6pm and on Saturday 11 June from 10am until 1pm - a home match against Amersham starts at 2pm; all welcome. All you need if you wish to have a go is a pair of trainers or flat shoes as everything else is provided. Refreshments are available. We are a very friendly club and warmly welcome new members. The Club is located behind the Tennis Club in Dobbins Lane and there is a large car park. For more information see our website wendoverbowlsclub.co.uk or telephone Ann or Eric Smith 01494 569377 or Brian Wheeler 01296 622605. See ad page 2.

More Cleaning for the Queen

23 April saw Wendover Evening WI members, armed with bags and grabbers, “cleaning” the already clean streets of Wendover in support of the Country Life “Clean for the Queen” campaign. As expected we found very little litter, apart from ciagrette ends. We hope that this will have a positive impact. Marilyn Storer President, Wendover Evening WI

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#HealthierwithHalton This Summer! 3 months free gym membership for the best Halton UK, Buckinghamshire’s premier tennis and multi-sport activity centre, has launched a community campaign to get everyone #HealthierwithHalton. The campaign is an off-shoot from their Health Check Challenge initiative which sees two teams engaging in multiple sports and activities provided by the club to see who can become the healthiest. But Halton UK want everyone to be a part of this health initiative as CEO and Health Check Challenger Nick Leighton explained, “At Halton UK we understand the power of working with others to achieve your fitness and health goals, so we’re sharing our efforts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to inspire others and are asking everyone to do the same.”

To encourage people to join in the challenge, Halton are giving away lunch for two every week at the Halton Pavilion for the best pictures posted on social media with the hashtag #HealthierwithHalton. In August they will give away a free Health Check and

efforts. For more information visit www. haltonuk.com.

Wendover FC – June 2016

You might be missing us on the pitch at the moment but you can catch a number of our players on the field playing cricket in the annual Village Cup. There are games each Saturday & Sunday at 1pm and 4pm at the Witchell so come on down and support us during our season break. The AGM is 25 June. The committee and players will be discussing another great season, planning the upcoming season and voting committee places. Time and further details will be available on our Facebook page nearer to the date. Training begins 13 July at John Colet.

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The new season is well under way for juniors and seniors. New players always welcome, email richard@rcpeck.co.uk for juniors or ring Jonathan Seabrook for seniors on 07767 148119.


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You Write You Write May 2016

On the You Write page (20) of the May 2016 edition of Wendover News a letter was published accusing a Wendover company of a rip-off. The usual practice of Wendover News is to allow the accused company to reply in the same edition if at all possible. It was the fault of Wendover News that it did not happen on this occasion. No company was named but the only Wendover company to identify itself as a High Street carpet retailer is replying below:

How can a refund be a rip-off?

We were a bit taken aback by the letter that was printed in last month’s Wendover News entitled “Wendover Shops - Good Deal?”. We think it was referring to us here at Cromptons, as Mr Neil Shaw recently cancelled an appointment with us - but it wasn’t quite as straightforward as presented. We do, indeed, reserve the right to charge to come out to a customer, however this is fully refundable against a subsequent order. It is the same charge whether we are measuring for curtains, blinds or carpets for one small bedroom or for a whole house prior to placing an order, or if someone wants us to visit them in their home to discuss their ideas. In this instance Mr Shaw’s partner came into the shop requesting a measure for an insurance claim. We explained that

we charge to visit and why, and that this 175 More Houses in Wendover? was fully refundable against an order. She Well, the objections, some 350, to the World’s graciously said she quite understood and End/Halton Lane area Outline Planning was happy to pay. Application 16/01017/AOP are in. We now await AVDC’s decision on Friday 17 June. The Mr Shaw came in later the same day to say initial objection stage was, I believe, initiated how unhappy he was about paying, and by residents of the most directly affected, requested a refund. This we gave without western area, of the community, but, quite question as we wouldn’t want any customer rightly, the main emphasis of the objections to be unhappy in paying for a service. We was the lack of infrastructure to cope with explained to him that we charge because the current population, let alone another the whole process of selection, visiting, 175 houses on the extreme outskirts of measuring and working out and writing up Wendover. the estimate can take several hours of our time. We also explained that if he did not want to pay the visit fee, he could send in his AVDC’s decision will not be the end of the own measurements and we would happily matter. In the event of refusal, no doubt CEG work out an estimate for him based on those. will appeal using its expertise and money. Should the application be approved there We also think that by charging for this service must be channels for the community to we can discuss with our customers what is appeal. This anticipated next phase needs to best for them. Shops who say they provide have leadership with knowledge, expertise this service for free need to cover the cost of and time. But by whom? The Parish Councils? this time somehow. Local District Councillors? The Wendover Society? A local resident, or residents, with We think it’s a bit harsh to accuse Wendover the necessary expertise, experience, time shops of ‘ripping people off’ as we all openly and energy? explain the options and any customer can choose what service they want, if any. Wendover and Weston Turville need to In conclusion can we just say “thank you” prepare for either eventuality with urgency to all our lovely loyal customers who do as, by the time this is published, decision day support us in Wendover. will be about three weeks away. Ken and Karen, Cromptons Interiors Jim Wilding

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A diverse group of artists including: Ros Castling, who uses felt to create atmospheric landscape pictures, soft vessels and luxurious scarves; Lielo Edwards, who makes stoneware ceramics in beautiful forms to enhance your environment both outside and in; Kat Newman with her glass art encompassing small dishes, her fantastic beads strung into jewellery, and loose beads for your own designs; Polli Phippen, who makes intricate mosaics to create narrative and abstract pieces both useful and decorative; Sally Prendergast, using oils to capture her acute observations of countryside and nature; Debbie Pengelly, new to us this year, also working in stoneware ceramics, but making lovely domesticware suitable for cooker or freezer; Mike Spark, who uses his great sense of colour to create fabulous acrylic landscapes; Susie Upstone, working in silver to craft jewellery that is affordable for everyday but classy enough for special occasions; Jane Waller, whose line-drawings of ballet bring movement and grace to life.

Jane also has books, of which her childrens’ stories are big favourites. Find us on the A4010 opposite Little Kimble Station, on the 300 Wycombe to Aylesbury bus route, post code HP17 0XN. There is good parking, and disabled facilities including a loo. Entrance is, as ever, free; the main aim of Bucks Open Studios fortnight is to encourage everyone to be involved in the arts, to observe, learn ond be tempted to have a go. This year we will be having different artists demonstrating every day. Most of our arts and crafts are for sale, and you may well give in and have one of our famous cream teas. We are open Friday 17 3-7pm, Friday 24 1-5.30pm and Saturdays and Sundays 18-19, and 25-26 10.30am5.30pm. We also have a Facebook page www.facebook.com/LittleKimbleArtGroup/.

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Between 11 and 26 June large yellow boards will once again herald in BUCKS OPEN STUDIOS, the annual event when Artists and Makers throughout the county will be opening their studios and workshops, and mounting special exhibitions, to demonstrate and show the immense talents and multitudinous skills, that are hidden away for most of the year. Robert White In WENDOVER, 11 artists will be showing Phone: 01296 583479 their work which includes Painting (Susan Mobile: 07857835532 E: robert.white4@sky.com Gray, Jay Nolan Latchford, Jane Miller, Diane Riddy and Graham Jefford) and Pottery (Jeremy White and Godfrey Thorpe), A reliable, local service for your gardening needs Textile Collage (Barbara Shaw), Quilting and Patchwork (Debbie McGuire), Beaded Chiropractor Jewellery (Barbara Jefford) and Wooden Toys and Ornaments (Wendover Wood).



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Different Venues, Opening Dates and Times are all listed in the Directory available from the library and various other outlets or via the website www.bucksopenstudios.org.uk.

A useful TRAIL MAP is also available via the website. Entry to all Studios and Exhibitions is FREE, and there is no compulsion to buy. Come and see the variety of art forms being produced in our area and maybe ignite that creativity that is lurking in all of us! Close by you may also like to visit: • Helen O’Neill in Weston Turville, who works in precious metal clay, • Ros Long at By Hand Books (see ad page 2) and the Obsidian Gallery at Layby Farm, • Little Kimble Art group at Stewart Hall, Little Kimble (see page 13). • Cate Bowley, Wendover resident, who is exhibiting again this year with HORIZONS (entry 105) at Stairways, Stone - 18-26 June, 2-6 pm. They are a group of 9 textile artists who share a love of colour and texture using many different techniques. Features a textile “installation” to enjoy in the lovely garden while having a cup of tea and cake. Proceeds from refreshments and Tiny Teddies go to their chosen charities.


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Care after Combat

Wendover resident Colin Simpson has recently taken up a position with this new charity, which has been set up specifically to help combat veterans and ex-services personnel who are struggling with PTSD. Colin has taken on the role of fund-raising coordinator for Bucks, Herts and West London and is looking for your help. The commitment from you is approximately 3 hours every two months (maximum) to assist with pre-booked collections at supermarkets, train stations and sporting events (transport provided to Wembley & Twickenham events). If you think you can help, please contact Colin on 01296 584578 - he’d love to hear from you. If you want to know more about the charity or believe that it could help you, please visit www.careaftercombat.org or ring the confidential hotline on 0300 343 0258.

Steff is well known in Wendover and Halton as being the shop girl at the newsagent in RAF Halton - always assisting her Dad behind the counter. Although she has not done a lot in town, people always look forward to meeting and talking to her at the Tesco store where she has worked for the last 15 years. Steff is a keen photographer and has produced some great pictures using Steffs Images on Facebook as her portfolio. Some of her work can be seen at the Spice Garden in Tring Road. www.spanglefish.com/steffsphotography is another place it can be found. Steff is looking forward to moving to pastures new and starting a career in fostering.

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We are pleased to report that real progress is now being made in Perch Spinney. Felling has been completed so, as summer approaches more light will filter into the woodland, and the trees and forest floor will regenerate and grow. Now that the public pathway has been agreed with the Council, the fellers have worked hard to create a clear channel up through the Spinney along Halton Lane, joining the reservoir footpath and the canal tow path. By using this newly established path, the public will allow the rest of the forest floor to recover and we look forward, in the coming years, to see it carpeted in bluebells once more.

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Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity (FNHC) has introduced its first overseas trek to Peru The plans for Perch Spinney Forest School from Wednesday 2 – Friday 11 November are now well established and we have 2016 and two brave individuals have already managed to secure a highly experienced and registered. licenced Forest School practitioner to lead the sessions. Our website perchspinney.org June Francis and Vicky Benning have signed will very shortly be up and running, and we up for FNHC’s first ever Trek Peru – a 10 day hope by the start of the summer holidays overseas trek with chosen company, Skyline.

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“I will never be able to do enough to show my gratitude to the Hospice and the staff at Florence - the care they gave my Mum in her last few weeks was incredible so this is my very little way of saying thank you while completing a life-long dream I had discussed with my Mum so many times.” Commented Vicky Benning.

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“This trip is suitable for people of all ages. The one thing everyone has in common is a sense of adventure and the desire to do something challenging for a great cause!” commented FNHC’s Online Donor Care Fundraiser, Teresa King. “Places are extremely limited and get snapped up quickly, so to avoid disappointment sign up today and don’t miss out!” There are two sign up options for this trek; option 1 is to raise sponsorship (£3,860) and pay a registration fee of £349. Option 2 is to self-fund the trip at a cost of £1,930 with a registration fee of £349. The trip cost includes flights, accommodation and meals. To register or find out more, call 01296 429975 or contact challenge@fnhospice.org.uk.

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In addition, the second payment of £10,000 to the Wendover Youth Centre, which had been promised at last year’s meeting, was made. The Trustees agreed that they would wish to support future planned improvements at the Wendover Swimming Pool. Two petitions against the construction of HS2 had been presented to the House of Commons Select Committee during the year seeking protection for the Trust’s properties. Also a considerable sum had been spent on refurbishing and updating one of the Trust’s properties. The Trustees agreed that the protection of the assets of the Trust and the heritage of these listed buildings was essential for the benefit of Wendover. Glenys Newman, Clerk

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Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall, the Honorary Air Commodore of RAF Halton, visited the Station on 28 April 2016. Accompanied by Group Captain Adrian Burns, Station Commander, she visited the Station’s Trinity Community Centre where she met the welfare staff and joined the children enjoying the many activities in the Centre. The Duchess also met a crosssection of Station personnel at a reception in Halton House, Officers’ Mess. The visit concluded with a flypast by an aircraft from 230 Squadron, RAF Benson.

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Patron of Halton Heritage

Just one of the many aspects of RAF Halton is the heritage it holds from the earliest days of aviation when in 1913 the previous owners, the Rothschilds, invited Kitchener’s Army and the pre-RAF aviators to train there. The RAF has been training there since its inception in 1918 and much of its early development was determined by the vision of Viscount, Lord Trenchard, colloquially known as the ‘father of the RAF’ who set up the RAF Aircraft Apprentices Training School in 1920. The Halton heritage and its huge amount of artefacts which colour its long and illustrious history are now preserved by no less than 4 committees: the Heritage, Trenchard Museum, Halton House and WW1 Trenches Committees. How fitting then that RAF Halton recently sought a new Patron to its wide and varied heritage estate in the form of the 3rd Viscount, Lord Hugh Trenchard, Honorary Air Commodore and the grandson of the father of the RAF, no less.

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Wendover Celebrated

What a wonderful day was had by all at Wendover Celebrates 2016. Whoever ordered the weather did a superb job and for many it was the start of the Summer. We all hope it wasn’t the whole of Summer! Over 200 people took part in the Parade as it walked from Ashbrook to Chiltern Way Federation School via the High Street. Hundreds lined the streets and “Silver”, the horse ridden by The Lone Ranger whinnied as he entered the High Street. Congratulations to Wendover Panthers Cheerleaders who were judged Best in Parade by DSM, the major sponsor and whose huge vehicles made a spectacular end stop to the Parade. Wendover Panthers were all so very excited and happy to be involved in the Wendover Celebrates Parade, though our arms ached at the end of it. To win the “Best In Parade” was a great surprise and honour for us. We would like to thank Wendover Celebrates for including Wendover Panthers in the celebrations and to the Lionel AbelSmith Trust for the support to help purchase the Panthers T-shirts and matching pompoms. Special thanks to Mrs Jo Braid, our Year 6 teacher, for all the time and encouragement she has shown the whole group. The aim is for Year 5 to take over Wendover Panthers in September when they become Year 6. We wish them every luck and hope they enjoy Cheerleading, the friendship, the team work and the laughs as much as we have. See you all at the Wendover Junior School fête on 18 June for our next public performance. Freya Jones and Lovelia Harrison Wendover Panthers More than 4000 spectators walked patiently to the field and were wowed by all on view. The Wild West theme was a great hit with many stalls and sideshows on offer as well as the different entertainment spaces. The gunfighters and other clearly themed acts were much appreciated while the Dog Show brought along many well-behaved pets. There were plenty of shows on the Main Stage, in the Entertainment Tent and in the Arena. A big thank you to BFS Records which offered more music in the afternoon and early evening on the Saloon Stage. We raised £1,100 for the MS Centre in the Tea Tent which was a wonderful result. Thank you to all the ladies who baked and the volunteers who helped in the tent on the day.

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Emma Salmon: A truly fantastic day! The hard work from all those involved in the planning was clear to see. I have sent you a message with specific feedback. Thank you so very much, we are very grateful and lucky to have such an event. Looking forward to Wendover Celebrates 2018?! Sheelagh Hoffman: Brilliant, well organised event. Enjoyed the afternoon, hog roast was delicious then went back in evening and loved David Bowie tribute. Great atmosphere and superb fireworks to end the night. Well done everyone for all the hard work. Gordon Findlay: Well done to all the volunteers. A great day. Special thanks to Wendover Sparrowhawks who served in the beer tent and Wendover Football Club who served the Hog Roast and Barbecue. The evening was balmy and a wonderful setting for a superb evening concert with a fantastic variety of splendid acts. The children enjoyed their early fireworks - a suggestion by parents. Everyone felt elated as the closing fireworks rounded off a brilliant day. Part of the raffle was drawn during the afternoon with the help of the Krzeminski family, of NK Building & Renovations, the other major sponsor. All winners have received their prizes. To see the list of prize winning numbers go to www.wendovercelebrates.com and the Parish Council noticeboard on the Clock Tower. A good number of people turned up on Monday 2 May to help litter pick and clear away the straw. Thank you to everyone who showed true community spirit, bringing along children to help as well.

Final Comments from the Directors

The Directors would like to thank everyone who helped to make Wendover Celebrates 2016 the outstanding success it was. We’re happy to announce that contributions will be made to The Chilterns MS Centre, Sparrowhawks Netball Team, Wendover Football Club, Little Acorns Kindergarten, Jack in the Box preschool, Wendover Preschool, Wendover Youth Centre and Wendover Swimming Pool. The event cannot take place without great time and effort from a team of volunteers both in the planning stages and on the day itself. If you’d like to get involved in the planning of the next event, please email wendovercelebrates@gmail.com, we’d love to hear from you. Wendover_News_2015_update4 13/08/2015 15:09 Page 1 Bob Duggan, Amy Burleigh, Caroline Harrington

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Tribute: Michael Tompsett Michael Tompsett was born in the London suburb of Newington Green on 5 June 1932. This meant he was one of millions of evacuees during World War 2, three times in fact. He then went on to National Service, with an Army Commission, serving mostly in Germany. He married Monica in 1959 and they moved to Wendover in 1960. Michael was orphaned shortly afterwards when only in his 30s and this devastated him but he took care to be in close contact with his extended family including an influential farming uncle in Amersham and families living in North Wales. This was where he developed his great affinity with farm animals and dogs.

As a boy Michael had enrolled into the Scout movement and was always loyal to friends made at that time. Michael was thrilled to take his whole family on scouting trips to Sinai and Mexico with these friends. They continued to holiday together even when frailty started to set in.

Michael shared the commute to London with Ian McCraw, a Wendover Scout Leader. He could never persuade Michael to become involved with this local group. Bob Lewis was another commuter who became part of a Daughters Nicola and Polly were born into friendship of half century. a family where both parents were a strong influence. High standards were followed in Scouting must have influenced this very professional and private life. They both saw private man to always support his community. their father as “a knight . . . in the stories of The English gentleman in him allowed this old” the hymn of Wendover CofE Middle to be done discretely. Organisations which School when they attended in the 1970s benefitted included Wendover Memorial which was therefore a natural choice at Hall and Choral Society; Wendover Tennis Michael’s funeral. Words that sprang to mind and Squash Club; Wendover Middle School PTA; Guides and Brownies; Young Wives; for them were gallant, brave and noble.

NADFAS; Hartwell RDA; Wendover Deanery. His accountancy training was very useful to many local businesses, shops and individuals, not all known to the family. The books were always immaculately done. He also audited meticulously. He knew that every penny counts at work and at home. When his daughters married he bonded with his sons-in-law in his own quiet way. He was thrilled when his grandchildren arrived - Abigail, Cador, Hafina, Lili, Lloerhian, Serreni. As one grandchild said - His outward appearance was really scary until you go for a walk and he pulled out a bag of doughnuts and said “Don’t tell Mummy”. He was never happier than when walking with his dog: Coombe Hill, Wellwick Farm, Boddington Hill sliced Mars bars at the ready. He really enjoyed the company of his young grandchildren including being a willing chauffeur. Michael was diagnosed with Parkinsons 5 years ago and passed away on 15 February 2016. Donations, if desired, to Care International UK, Médecins Sans Frontières, Parkinsons UK or Abbeyfield Care Homes.

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Local Face: Richard Peck Richard is from North Lincolnshire and attended Sheffield University, completing a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2001. He was a Project Manager for GlaxoSmithKline in Harlow, Essex, where he met Rosie. In 2003 they were married in Antigua, only yards from the beach. They have two children, Oliver (10) and Imogen (8). A job opportunity arose in Long Crendon in 2009, and Wendover seemed like the perfect location, especially as Rosie has a twin sister, who lives in Hyde Heath. Richard has had a varied career and for the past decade he has held numerous roles within the cold chain industry, essentially the safe storage and transportation of temperaturesensitive pharmaceuticals across the world. He is well known within the industry and regularly writes white papers and technical reports on hot topics as well as facilitating training courses and providing consultancy support. Eventually, Richard hopes to work for a Non-Governmental Organisation such as UNICEF, supporting the supply of lifesaving

medicines to those in countries where they are not readily available. In Wendover, Richard has a number of roles, mainly thanks to Oliver and his sporting activities! As well as coaching the U10s age group at Wendover Junior Football Club, he has been the club’s secretary for the past three seasons, supporting the chairman and the dozens of age group managers and coaches, as well as ensuring that the many teams across 11 age groups are all affiliated to the appropriate leagues and the FA. The biggest commitment is the club’s annual tournament, the main fundraiser for the club. Nearly 250 teams enter the tournament each year over 1½ days in mid-late June. The organisation for such an event takes a lot of effort but the satisfaction on the Sunday afternoon at the end of another successful year is so rewarding.

Richard is Juniors Manager for Wendover Cricket Club and supports group managers and coaches for children aged 5 to 17, sitting on the club’s management committee. Their outdoor season runs from April to July, extended by organising winter nets in February and March. Most training sessions take place on a Saturday morning at both grounds and there are regularly 80 plus children at the joint under 7s and 9s session. The pavilion serves teas, coffees and snacks for all, along with the BBQ cooking bacon and sausage sarnies, a well-deserved treat after a long week at work! Richard is also an active member of St Mary’s church, sitting on the PCC, regularly involved in services and social events. He manages Movies @ St Marys for both the younger and older generations of the community. His most memorable part of church life (besides his confirmation a few years ago) has to be his role as Joseph in the crib service for the past three years. In addition he sometimes plays football and golf with friends and runs!

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Mon, Tue


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


Mon, Tue


Fitness with JBD Fitness & Dance - 10.00 Mon Elles Parish Hall/18.15 Tue Princes Risborough



19.30-21.30 or stated

Cornelli Sugarcraft cake decorating courses. Topics vary, see website for details.


Mon, Wed, Thu


Adult & Teenager Yoga Classes.

01296 623543, www.sarahyoga.co.uk

Mon-Wed, Fri


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


Mon, Thu, SAT


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

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Mon-Thu, SAT


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


Mon & Fri


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


10.30, 11.30, 13.00

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




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

Nikki 07868 873911

Tue & Wed


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


Tue & Wed


Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell

01296 624089



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




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

01494 475367


10.15 & 11.15

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

0845 2303232



BNI Destiny Business Group, Red Lion




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

01296 621143



Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell


19.00 or 20.15

IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall (winter 20.15, summer 19.00)




Halton Singers, Halton Village Hall




Jodie Digby Fitness courses, various locations


Wed, SUN, last Fri

09.30 or stated

Cycle Rides with Local Cycle Touring Clubs




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

Justine 07773 047684



Adult Swimming Classes, Wendover Pool

Sharon 07990 521679



Sketch Club, £10 per session, Wendover Library Room

Julie 07710 196334

Thu & SAT


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



Wendover Weekly Market, Manor Waste



Fun Dog Training, Ellesborough Parish Hall




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

01296 621143



(bi-weekly) Healing Meditation Group



19.00 & 20.00

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

01442 865734



Taekwondo for ages 5 and up, Wendover CofE Junior School




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

01296 709593


09.30 & 11.20

Hatha yoga—09.30-11.00 and 11.20-12.50, St Anne’s Hall




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



Healing Meditation Group, £10



11.00 & 13.30

Lipreading and Hearing Loss Course, Library Room




Mini Memories (0-12 months only), Wendover Children’s Centre

01296 621143



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

Paul Hammett 01296 621162



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

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JAZZERCISE classes to suit you. www.jazzercise-uk.com

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

Liz 01296 622895



Lacey Green Windmill open to the public, £2.50/£1.00 concs, HP27 0PG




Sunday Afternoon Tea at St Mary’s Church, Wendover - weekly until 25 September



Bingo at the Legion Club, Chiltern Road, all welcome

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Wendover Youth Centre Ideal for Exercise classes, Children’s/adults parties from £13.50 per hr (full kitchen facilities and secure garden) The Wharf Café open Thursday mornings from 10.30



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Exhibitions & activities at Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP, see p 2 Shawsport Netball Camp, Aston Clinton Tennis Club HP22 5HL Messy Church, Wendover Christian Centre, see p 3 “The Curious Disappearance of Major Glenn Miller”, St Anne’s Hall, see p 3 Buckland, Drayton Beauchamp and Aston Clinton WI, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS Wendover Library Reading Group (1st Thursday), Wendover Library Room Wendover Bowls Club Open Evening, Dobbins Lane - also 10, 17 & 24 June, see ad p2 St Mary’s WT. SWIFT Fun Day. Games, competitions, tombolas, BBQ, refreshments, music, free bouncy castle. Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers Guild meeting, S Mandeville Methodist Church HP22 5UJ Wendover Choral Society Summer Concert, St Mary's Church, see p 3 Buckinghamshire Bird Club Meeting, Chobham Common GU24 8QX Newcomer/Easy Paced Cycle Ride, also 12, 19 & 26 June, see p 2 Tai Chi Workshop, Your Café in the Park HP22 5HL Wendover Arm Trust Open Day, St Mary's Drayton Beauchamp HP22 5LT, see p 3 Carers Week 2016, various times and locations, see p 5 Wendover Parish Council Meeting, Wendover Library Room Wendover Sewing Bee, Legion Hall, Chiltern Road, £4 drop-in session Learn My Way computer training, Wendover Community Library, booking required, see p 2 KEHS monthly meeting - "Borders of Distinction". Stewart Hall HP17 0XN Grandparents Association Support Group (2nd Wednesday), Holiday Inn, Weston Turville Wendover Memorial Hall Committee AGM, Memorial Hall, see p 4 AC, B & DB Horticultural Society meeting - "Sweet Peas in Season", Anthony Hall HP22 5HS Tea & Talk, Wendover Library Room, see p 2 Wendover Twinning Association Coffee Morning (2nd Thursday), Red Lion Carers Bucks Support Group, Wendover Library Room Foreign Language Conversation Group, Wendover Library Room, see p 2 "A Summer Serenade", Nettleden Church HP1 3DQ, see p4 Bucks Open Studios, times and venues vary, see ad p5 and p13-15 Wendover Bowls Club Open Day, Dobbins Lane, see ad p2 Hastoe Open Art Studio & Teas in aid of Chilterns MS Centre, Hastoe Village Hall HP23 6LU Tring Celebrates Queen Elizabeth II's 90th Birthday, various locations Wendover Music presents Steven Isserlis on cello, St Mary's Church Wendover, see ad p 4 Bucks Bird Club Field Meeting, Lakenheath RSPB Reserve IP27 9LD Antique & Retro Fair, Your Café in the Park HP22 5HL Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's 90th Birthday, St Dunstan's Church HP27 9JE, see p 4 Festival Choral Evensong for Queen’s 90th birthday. All British composers. Tea/coffee. St Mary’s W Turville "Bosom Buddies" breast cancer support group (2nd Monday), Orchard Children's Ctre HP23 5DJ Chiltern Humanists monthly meeting -"Divided Britain", Wendover Library Room, see p 4 Wendover Evening WI meeting – "My Family and Other Setbacks", St Anne's Hall, see p 4 Antique & Legacy Fairs, Wendover Memorial Hall Sages Monthly Meeting (3rd Thursday), Wendover Christian Centre Wendover Horticultural Society - Members Meeting, no speaker, Wen Library Room Aylesbury Centre for the National Trust - "Pitstone Museum", Broughton Jr Schl HP20 1NQ Flotsam Book Group meeting, Tres Corazones, 4 Pound Street, Wendover Leonard Pulham Nursing Home Open Day, Tring Road, Halton, see p 5 OnScreen - "Bridge of Spies", Wendover Library Room, see p 5 Aston Wine Club meeting: "Wines for Curry", Buckland Village Hall Wendover Local Produce Market, Manor Waste Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre, see p 5 Summer Fayre, Wendover CE Junior School Family History Talk - "Fraud, Forgery, Feuding", Southcourt Comm Ctre HP121 8LF, see p 5 Children's Book Club, Wendover Community Library "Queen's Birthday" Tea, St Dunstan's Church HP27 9JE - also 19, 25 & 26 June Circular walk in the Chilterns with the Ramblers. Meet Wendover Library Car Park. Approx 9mi, moderate. Knit & Natter, Wendover Library Room, see p 2 Cancer Workshop, The Gateway (AVDC) HP19 8FF, see ad p 5 Coffee Morning with the Wendover Society, Wendover Library room, see ad p 4 Visitor Morning at PACE, contact PACE for details Tring Blues & Beer Festival, locations & times vary Rennie Grove Groovy Shoes Day! Memory Pathways - session for dementia or memory-loss sufferers, Lindengate HP22 6BD, see p 6 Mikron Theatre Company presents "Pure", Lindengate HP22 6BD, see ad front page Weston Turville Historical Society AGM and "Summer Special", Weston Turville Village Hall Tring Together Carnival, Pound Meadow HP23 5NB Garden open for charity, 11 The Paddocks HP22 6HE, also 26 June, 2 & 3 July Family Movie Night, Wendover Christian Centre. FREE. See p 6 A Night at the Races for Chilterns MS Centre, Weston Turville Village Hall Cream Teas, St Mary's Weston Turville, see ad p 6 Reading Group for the Visually Impaired, Wendover Library Room

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Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

View from the Chair

The new Parish Council year has started and my fellow Councillors have again voted me in as Chair of the Council for which, of course, I’m very grateful. However we currently have only 11 councillors (we should have 13!). If you are interested – especially if you are between careers or you have a special skill you think could be useful - any age, any skill but especially a willingness to try something new, please get in touch with the Clerk at the Clock Tower. Wendover Celebrates 2016 seems to have taken place months ago but as I write it’s less than 2 weeks. It was a fantastic turnout by the community both from Wendover and far and wide. The weather held out and as a result we will soon be able to announce by how much charities will benefit from the success of the event. Thanks must go to the committee, volunteers and directors of Wendover Celebrates who put in an incredible amount of time and effort to make sure everything went to plan. Each year is different and WC2018 will be different again. Anybody interested in being involved by becoming a director or volunteer – even two years in advance - will be welcomed on to the team. The team will never be too big so whether you are into site management, entertainment, event management or just want to be involved let me know and we can start planning.

Sadly we have had several instances of vandalism on Parish Council property. Having just spent many thousands of pounds on play equipment at Ashbrook Park, some delightful youngsters piled up earth inside the tube making it impossible for children to play. A local resident kindly cleared it up. Then, probably the same people decided to tip yoghurt and crisps down the same chute – again making it unusable until somebody else cleared it up. I’ve had a similar report of youngsters making play equipment unusable at PMG estate leaving around paraphernalia, cigarettes and generally preventing children from playing on the equipment because either it is unusable or they are too frightened. In my view this behaviour is totally unacceptable. I have been in discussion with the John Colet School management, as well as Thames Valley Police. Hopefully this behaviour will cease. We are also finding a lot of broken glass at the skate park. If these incidents continue please take photographs of the culprits so that appropriate action can be taken. Send them to me. I in turn will forward them onto JCS and TVP. People have to realise that we – the community – have paid for these assets and like anything we own we must look after things in our care. Robert Duggan Chair of Wendover Parish Council

Parish Council Meeting Monday 6 June, 7.30pm St Anne’s Hall

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

Community Orchard

The new Notice Board, designed by Parish Councillors and created by local artist Wendy Lewis, is a pictorial representation of the four seasons and commemorates the fallen of Wendover in the Great War. The Board is sited next to the Heron Path opposite the current Information Board.

New Clerk

Congratulations to Ella Jones on her new position as Clerk to the Parish Council.


We have three allotments available one at London Road - rent £36 pa and two at Hogtrough Lane - rent £40 pa.

Litter collections

AVDC will collect bags of litter collected by volunteers, as part of any litter pick, free of charge as part of their commitment to help keep the Vale a great place to live. For enquiries and collection – communityspaces@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk.

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


01296 623056


8.00am Holy Communion 1st Sunday at St Mary’s, thereafter at St Anne’s 9.00am Holy Communion & 10.30am Varied Family Services Jnr Church St MICHAEL’S C of E HALTON: 6.00pm Service every Sunday For more about church services, courses and meetings visit the Churches Together Office:


Wendover News June 2016

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