Wendover News July 2016

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July 2016

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

Summer Wildlife Walk Coombe & Bacombe Hill 23 July


The views expressed by contributors are their own and not necessarily the views of the editor. contributions for August 2016 before

9 July

Monday 18 July

The Wendover Swimming Pool

John Colet School and Wendover Swimming are pleased to confirm that agreements on the future of the swimming pool, situated on the school campus, have been finalised and that a long-term lease of the facility to Wendover Swimming has been established. This means that Wendover Swimming CIO, the charity formed to take over the running of the pool, will be able to apply for grants and oversee refurbishments with a view to upgrading the facilities, improving the service it provides to the community and ensuring the long-term viability of the project. Currently the pool provides swimming for families, serious lane swimmers young and old, recreational swimmers, mothers and babies, local primary and secondary schools, several swim schools catering for all ages and abilities, triathlon clubs, Cubs and Scouts, Wendover Youth Club and organisers of local activity camps. All these groups can now continue to swim locally without disruption thanks to the agreement between John Colet School and Wendover Swimming.

The full text of this statement is available at www.wendovernews.co.uk/news/jointstatement-wsp. More information on page 21

Comings and goings

The users of Wendover shops suffered two terrible shocks in June. First, a notice went up stating that Whitewaters in Back Street would close on Sunday 5th. Fortunately a buyer has been found so this flourishing business continues with an extended brunch menu and summer salads. Then Julian Stevens (Local Face Jan 2013) announced that he was closing his hairdressing business on Sat 11th, so his clients from 45 years in that premises have gone into mourning. Julian has been successful in selling the business so it will be refurbished and re-opened soon. Thank you for your service to Wendover. Welcome to Le Sposi which has an open day on Saturday 2 July, 11am to 4pm.

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Bucks County Museum Cooking, Sewing & Knitting Groups Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP

From classes to casual meetings, if you like to Art of Islam, until 24 September. Free entry. make or decorate cakes, sew or knit, there is Summer activities begin 25 July. Roald Dahl sure to be a group for you. See pages 22 & 23. Gallery on the same site; check website for opening hours. Details of talks & on-site Cycle Rides and Local Walks Group cycle rides that begin in or near events on www.buckscountymuseum.org. Wendover. Any bike will do as long as it’s roadworthy. Newcomers always welcome, but please try an easy-paced ride first. EasyPaced Rides Sundays 3, 9.30am from Butlers Cross; 10, 9.30am from AV Parkway and 17, 24 & 31, 9.30am from Stoke Mandeville Combined School. Also Newcomer Ride Friday 8, 9.30am from Your Cafe in the Park. Visit southbuckscycling.or​g.uk/rides for more.

Lacey Green Windmill

The windmill will be open on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays until Sunday 25 September from 2 pm to 5 pm. Admission is £2.50 per adult and £1 per child (aged 5-15). www.laceygreenwindmi​ll.org.uk

Sunday Tea at St Mary’s

2.30-5pm weekly until 25 Sep The Ramblers have a programme of organised Join everyone at St Mary’s Wendover for walks in the Wendover area. Have a look Sunday Tea & cakes! On 24 July, Wendover at the listings on pages 22 & 23 or www. Rotary will be serving the teas to all comers. aylesbury-ramblers.org.uk for more details.

TVP Community Office Opens Regular Events at Wendover Library Fri 1, 9.30am, Wendover Community Library Bounce & Rhyme, Tuesdays 10.15 & 11.15am term time. Learn My Way computer training first Tuesday of each month, please book. Tea & Talk, Thu 14, 10.30-11.30am. International Conversation - please book, Fri 8, 10.30am12noon. Knit & Natter, Tue 19, 1.30-3pm.

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Events A World War 2 Mystery

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Wendover Evening WI

Fri 1, 7 for 7.30pm, St Anne’s Hall “The Curious Disappearance Of Major Glenn Miller”, an Illustrated Talk by Tony Eaton. Bar and raffle. Proceeds in aid of BkB Uganda Orphans. All welcome. Tickets: £5 from Clare 01442 825879 or Marguerite 01296 622678. www.bkbuganda.org Sat 2 & Sun 3, 2-5pm, 11 The Paddocks Enjoy beautiful David Austin roses, amazing delphiniums, colour, scent, and tranquillity. www.ngs.org.uk

KEHS Summer Show

Sat 9, 2-5pm, St Michael & All Angels HP22 5HJ A traditional afternoon in the church grounds with stalls, activities, afternoon teas and lots more. This will be followed by our BBQ and entertainment evening, 6-8pm. It was a huge hit last year so we are expanding our cooking repertoire and the entertainment on offer. Tue 12, 7.45pm, St Anne’s Hall “Walking Forward Looking Back” with Speaker Dinah Latham. The competition is an interesting walking stick or brolly. Contact Margaret 01296 582318. Visitors welcome.

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Sun 3, 2-4.30pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN On Screen Come and see some wonderful displays of Fri 15, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room Mornings, Afternoons or All Day flowers and vegetables and enjoy a delicious 45 Years. A married couple preparing to home-made cream tea. celebrate their wedding anniversary receives We are in walking distance of life-changing news. the local schools

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Starts Mon 4, 10.30am-3.30pm, Loft Studio Race to the Stones 4 week course. Writing and Illustrating small Sat 16-Sun 17, The Ridgeway publications. wendystudio@hotmail.com. Help raise money for Young Carers Bucks July Loyalty Card Offers

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Summer Fayre the Jazz Picnic on Sunday 17th July Come rain or shine you can relax and enjoy the sweet sounds of the Melody Jazz band while partaking of your own excellent food and drink. Want your children to swim? Dr Riley’s pool and lifeguards will be on hand to make the experience safe and entertaining. For the second year, this event will be open to nonmembers as well so early booking is advised. Please contact Graham Watts on 01296 620450

You are warmly invited to A Service for Wholeness and Healing St Mary’s Church, Wendover Sunday 24 July 2016 at 6.00pm The service lasts for about 40 minutes

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Sat 23, 10am-4pm, Manor Waste Celebrate local produce! A fun, delicious day is guaranteed for all. See ad page 5.

Sat 16, 2.30-4.30pm, SM Methodist Church “Stitching Session” bring a project to work Bucks FHS Open Day on. Visitors £4. Enquiries - 01296 425015. Sat 23, 10am-4pm, The Grange HP21 7NH Jazz Picnic with The Wendover Society Buckinghamshire’s annual major family history event. www.bucksfhs.org.uk for details. Sun 17, 12noon-3pm, The Red House

Jazz, swimming pool and games. Open to all. Summer Wildlife Walk with BBOWT Tickets 01296 620450. See ad page 4. Sat 23, 10.30am-1pm, Coombe & Bacombe Hill Booking essential! www.bbowt.org.uk Concert at St Dunstan’s Sun 17, 3.30pm, St Dunstan’s Church HP27 9JE Fun Dog Show Featuring the Chandos Ensemble. Tickets Sat 23, 2-5pm, St Leonard’s Hall HP23 6NW £8 (accompanied children £3) from Rachel Fun Dog show, refreshments & stalls. www. chilternsdogresc​ue.org.uk 01844 761535 or Susanne 01844 346826.

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Aston Clinton Beer Festival

Fri 29-Sun31, times vary, A Clinton School Sun 24, 3.30pm, St Mary’s Church Raise a glass for charity as the festival returns If you or anyone close to you is struggling for its fifth year! at the moment due to accident, physical or mental illness, loss or hardship, you may RAF Halton Duathlon & Triathlon find this short, gentle service helpful. All are Sun 31, from 8am, RAF Halton welcome. See ad page 4. Choose from Mini Olympic, Super Sprint or Duathlon and raise money for Rennie Halton Tennis Centre Summer Camps Grove Hospice Care. Places limited! www. daily 25 July-2 Sept, HaltonUK HP22 5PD renniegrove.org/rafhaltontri. Whatever your age or ability, there’s just the camp for you! www.haltontennis.co.​uk Coming Soon - Save the Date! • 27-29 Aug - St Mary’s Weston Turville Messy Church Flower Festival, see ad page 5 Wed 27, 3.30-5.30pm, St Anne’s Hall • Craft and other activities followed by stories, 4 Sep - Wendover Arm Trust Restoration songs and a meal. Children please bring an Open Day • 4 Sep - Coombe Hill Run adult with you to join in! Free. • 10 Sep- Snowdon Sunset Challenge for PACE Jazz Upfront with Nigel Price • 11 Sep - Halton Village Fete & Halton House Thu 28, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Aylesbury HP20 2JJ Open Day Tickets £14 in advance, £15 on door. Under • 16 Sept - Quiz with Fizz for PACE


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AVDC Local Plan I confirm that at the next cabinet and council meeting the only vote on the Vale of Aylesbury Plan will be approval for the draft plan to go out to consultation. This needs to be approved so that we in Wendover and Halton can put a case as to why we cannot sustain 800 extra houses for reasons we are all aware of ie lack of infrastructure including school places, overloading doctors surgeries and the road network, and the loss of green belt which will lead to coalescence between Wendover and Halton.


the December Council meeting will vote to adopt the plan. Therefore, I will vote for the plan to go out to consultation so that we can prepare our arguments against the proposals for Wendover and Halton as they are stated at the moment (I am more than happy to work with both Parish Councils in preparing a case against the current proposals for Wendover and Halton). Then when the plan comes to Council in December, if the plan is not as we in Wendover and Halton would wish, I will abstain. The Vale needs a plan to protect against opportunistic applications Therefore the timetable is as follows; the but I could not support the effect 800 houses June Council meeting will vote to approve would have on Wendover and Halton. that the draft goes out to consultation, Steve Bowles AVDC Councillor for Wendover & Halton


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Anniversaries! Aston Wine Club 20th anniversary

What a night! In a word, fantastic! We had a bumper crowd at Buckland Village Hall, all intent on celebrating our 20th anniversary in style. And we were privileged to have the company of six of the founder members of the Club – all of whom, I am glad to say, still enjoy their share of wine.

40 years of Twinning!

Wendover Twinning Association welcomed a group of 33 Liffréens at Halton House on Friday 13 May. There were speeches by Wing Commander Ray Morley and Bob Duggan, followed by Dawn Rance and Serge Douaglin, who are the current leaders of Wendover and Liffré Twinning Associations.

Neil Phillips aka “The Wine Tipster” and honorary member of our Club presented eight delightful wines. Neil not only joins in with the fun of our tastings, he certainly adds a great deal of banter and teasing much enjoyed by our members.

and garden outside Wendover Community Library, before judging the Best Dressed Window competition, organised by Wendover Chamber of Trade and Commerce. Thanks to all who took part. A wonderful evening was spent in St. Mary’s Church, which had been decorated in style. A delicious supper was provided by Debbie Tolputt, and The Notations supplied first class musical entertainment.

On Saturday, Windsor Castle in the morning, then lunch during a leisurely Thames boat trip. Host families organised different activities on Sunday, including The Wine Club (l) and the Twinning Association (r) Wendover Woods, Waterperry Gardens celebrating big anniversaries Debbie Tolputt of Taste prepared a and Waddesdon Manor. The weekend sumptuous supper for us, all served was over all too soon, and on Monday After lunch we heard about the history of efficiently by Debbie and her helpers. morning, our French visitors headed home. Halton House. We all enjoyed the evening so much that For more about Wendover Twinning we’ll have to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Later that afternoon, our visitors admired Association, please contact Dawn Rance: Frances Luget the newly refurbished Twinning Stones 01296 625718 or dawnrance@hotmail.co.uk

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Wendover Remembers All material copyright 2016 Wendover Remembers

JULY 1916

Aylesbury Street, both 17 years of age, were son of Joseph Payne of Sydney Terrace was with the 1st Bucks Battalion and they were reported to be a prisoner in Germany. killed during the attack at Pozieres. Young Bertie Scott of the King and Queen Charles Henry Caudrey enlisted in the Ox enlisted in the 2/1st Bucks in November and Bucks L.I. but was later transferred 1915, one month before his 15th birthday. to the 1st Hampshire Regiment. He was He led a chequered army career, being killed on the first day of the Somme near confined to barracks for misdemeanours on Beaumont Hamel. His parents, Charles and three occasions. Bertie was sent to France on Emma Caudrey of Back Street, were first 25 May 1916 and was wounded. By July he informed that Charles had been wounded was desperate to return home and asked his only to receive the news, four months mother to send his birth certificate as proof later, that he had died. Harry Simmons, that he was under-age. He was discharged on 28 August, then aged 15½. Later in the aged 24, of Peartree war Bertie joined the Royal Marines. Cottage, Back Street, served with the 16th July was also a black In the School Log Book, Mr Molineux noted Middlesex Regiment month for Wendover. that in three days during July the children and died of wounds Six of its young men had collected one cwt of Foxglove leaves. on 2 July. Harry were killed on the These, with the leaves and roots of Deadly was the only son of Western Front. They Nightshade previously gathered, were sent William and Fanny were all involved in to drying sheds in Beaconsfield for use in the Simmons. Before the the Somme battles. manufacture of the drug Atropine. Atropine war he had managed Four of these soldiers was used to treat nerve damage suffered by Mr Lee’s draper shop served with the Bucks troops gassed in the trenches on the front Harry Simmons in Aylesbury Street. Battalion. Cecil Dell, line. The money earned by the children aged 21, of Wellwick Cecil Dell In addition to these casualties, several from the sale of these herbs was donated to Farm, and Stewart Wood, who was 18 and who lived before Wendover men were wounded during the Prisoners of War Fund. Mike Senior & Val Moir the war in the Miller’s Cottage, were killed July. Dr Woollerton heard that his son, at Fromelles on 19 July. Both were with Lieutenant E N Woollerton, had received Unfortunately it has not been possible to find the 2nd Bucks Battalion. It was not until a shrapnel wound in his left shoulder and photos of all the fallen mentioned in this article. the end of the year that their deaths were was in hospital in France. Tom Harris of If you have any relevant photos you would like to confirmed to their parents. Charles Warner Chandos Place was in hospital in Liverpool share please contact Wendover News as shown of Coldharbour and Reg Woodward of after being wounded in France. Harry Payne, below and on the front page. July 1916 was the blackest month in the history of the British Army. The Battle of the Somme began on 1 July and on that day there were 58,000 casualties of whom 19,000 were killed. The attacks at Fromelles and Pozieres, both associated with the Somme offensive, took place later in the month. The Somme battle lasted 141 days. It aimed to break through the German lines, but it became a long drawn-out conflict of bloody attrition. Taking both Allied and German figures, there were one million casualties.

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HS2 On 8 June I went to the House of Lords Select Committee on HS2 to appeal the challenge of Locus Standi against someone I was representing as an agent. It was illuminating to say the least, if not edifying. The HoL select committee is being chaired by ‘dry as dust’ Lord Lord and the focus seemed very much on the legal aspects and jargon involved. Clearly the strategy adopted by HS2 Ltd and the Department for Transport is to minimize the number of petitions that have to be heard. Their approach has been to challenge most individuals and a fair number of organisations. When the petitioner says they are specifically impacted, the promoter’s response is yes but the ‘Parish Council’ will cover this so you do not need to hear them’. As you would expect, they have not consulted the Parish Council about this…. The other major difference to the House of Commons is that you have no right of reply, at least in these appeals; so you give your pitch, Mr Mould or Mr Strachan then proceed to tell the Select Committee that you do not need to

be heard, quote a few misleading examples and then make any other assertions they feel like. They have the last word – of course you can use non-verbal actions to get your point across – shaking of head, rolling of eyes and so on, but it is very frustrating.

people such as yourselves will help bring their case alive with your help. As an exercise in democracy this is a poor example as taxpayers money is employed to stifle the voice of the people. Let us hope the HoL Select Committee stop being led by the nose by HS2 and start showing the independence of mind the House of Lords is renowned for. Brian Thompson

My advice for those who have yet to appear before the Select Committee is make sure you focus on the specific impacts of HS2 to you that are not covered by the Parish Council petition. Emphasise that you are the Wendover Society Petition expert on this and should be heard. I would The Wendover Society has been mandated still urge people to make the trip up to the by its membership to look for other House of Lords so they can at least register potentially successful mitigation with respect the depth of feeling HS2 evokes. to HS2. Fund raising has secured advice to For those who are rejected, and I am sorry challenge engineering costs. The Wendover to say I feel there will be quite a few, all is Society Petition has been accepted by the not lost. The Parish Council could take your House of Lords but as its content is different point(s) but will need the specific point and from other Wendover petitions, it may not evidence you would have presented if they be heard until after the summer recess. Full are going to do so. Obviously the Council details on www.wendovernews.co.uk/news/ will look after the generic issues, however tws-hs2-views the specific facts of how it impacts different Bob Lewis

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Club Corner Wendover Art Club

At the recent Exhibition in Wendover Library the results of the public vote for best picture were: First: Number 48 “Rue des Chanoines, Rouen“ by Andrew Rance Second: Number 31 “Reims Cathedral” by Graham Jefford Third: Number 49 “Spring, Wendover Woods“ by Andrew Rance Just one vote separated each.

Aylesbury United Girls and Ladies FC

We are an expanding FA Charter Standard club based in Aylesbury. We currently run teams at the following age groups; Under 9, Under 12, Under 13, Under 14, Under 16, Under 18 and Ladies playing in the Bucks Girls Football League or the Thames Valley Counties Women’s League.

We are recruiting extra players for next season so if you are interested in playing football get in touch with the Club Secretary, David Elliott at david.elliott203@ntlworld. com so he can put you in touch with the relevant team coach. Training starts in August for the next season.

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Girlguiding in Wendover District is very grateful for the volunteers who came forward following the last appeal – thank you for taking the time to help girls and young women achieve their best!

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Cleaning for the Queen

23rd April 2016 saw Wendover Evening WI members, armed with bags and grabbers, “cleaning” the streets of Wendover in support of the Country Life “Clean for the Queen” campaign. When this was proposed at our meeting, there was some opposition because members had seen the good work done by our normal street cleaner. As expected, we found very little litter. The exception was cigarette ends. Despite bins being provided to hold them, the butts were scattered all around the ground. We could not understand this thoughtless and antisocial behaviour until someone suggested that people think that cigarette ends will soon biodegrade. Could I use Wendover News to advise such people that this process will take about 12 years. Hopefully knowing this will have a positive impact on our otherwise very clean streets. Marilyn Storer President, Wendover Evening WI

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RAF Halton’s Thrift Shop team, led by organiser, Veronica Tuppen, has made donations to five charities in a cheque presentation at Halton House Officer’s Mess. Soldier, Sailor and Air Force Families Association (SSAFA), First Responders, Riding For The Disabled, Air Ambulance and Blood Bikes were all better off by £750. Veronica explained the purpose of the Thrift Shop to the visitors and thanked her colleagues Paula Wilson, Thelma Philips and Yvonne Yeo for their hard work over the years. She said: “Thelma and Paula have worked at the shop since the TocH shop closed in Wendover about 18 years ago. Yvonne joined them when the Thrift Shop moved to the old Post Office in 2011. The RAF Halton Thrift Shop is a high quality second hand shop that sells unwanted items and raises money primarily for local charities and causes. The customer receives 80% of the sale item and the Shop retains


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Wendover Celebrates would like to thank all the generous local businesses which donated so many prizes for the raffle. All raffle prize winners were contacted and all prizes have now been received. The Directors were delighted that over £5,000 was raised for the benefit of local organisations: Sparrowhawks Netball Team; Wendover Football Club; Chilterns MS Centre; Little Acorns Kindergarten; Jack in the Box Preschool; Wendover Preschool; Wendover Youth Centre and Wendover Swimming Pool. Feedback from the community has been very encouraging. Preparations for the next event will start this Autumn - we are hopeful that sufficient volunteers will step forward to enable Wendover Celebrates 2018 to take place.

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The young people of Wendover put aside sartorial peer pressure for Wendover Celebrates on Sunday 1 May, grabbed their chaps and joined the parade as cowboy fruit. We also had our very own Harriet dressed

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A “Loosed Canon” Wendover Calling

14 years ago Ruth, Charlie, Esther and I moved to Wendover as I started such a significant chapter in my ministry at St Mary’s, and St Michael’s Halton. Over time this calling to serve here has become so much more. We’ve made a home and many friends, and greatly enjoyed the mix of work and leisure that this wonderful place has given us.

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After fourteen very successful years as Vicar of St Mary’s Wendover and St Michael’s Halton, the Rev Mark Dearnley has decided that it is time to move on in his ministry. His last Sunday with us will be Sunday 17 July. For eleven of his years with us he has also been the rural dean for the Wendover Deanery. The Deanery covers fifteen other parishes in the area. He has helped them out during times of difficulty Our aim to open the church to the or during interregna. Mark was made a Canon community is being achieved, and our vision of the diocese of Oxford in 2015. that this special and sacred space becomes We owe a great deal to Mark for the way accessible to all and at every stage of life is a he has taken the life of St Mary’s forwards, growing reality. encouraging and developing many members Thank you to the schools, parish council, of the congregation with their natural gifts. community groups, coffee shops, pubs He therefore leaves us in a strong position and the vast number of individuals for the to manage, during what may well be at least journey we’ve shared and for your support a year’s interregnum. Mark has allowed all aspects of worship to flourish, and as such in our activities together. St Mary’s is able to offer a broad range of God bless you. services to suit the different aspects of Mark Dearnley churchmanship in the Church of England (Mark starts at St Peter’s, St Albans, in September) today and to be fully inclusive.


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As vicar of St Mary’s, Mark has had a key role in many of the activities of local life, not least as a foundation governor of Wendover Junior School. He has been a strong supporter of the work of Wendover Churches Together, which has done a lot to join those of the Christian faith. During his time with us he has overseen the opening of the church shop and office in the High Street, recently renamed JUST, and also the major refurbishment of St Mary’s, completed in 2012. We shall not only miss him very much, but also his wife Ruth. As a licensed lay minister she has provided us with many stimulating and lively sermons. She has been a great support to Mark but has also become very influential in her own right and is now the CEO of Stop the Traffik, for which she was recognised last year with an OBE. We wish Mark and Ruth every blessing and success in their new parish of St Peter’s. There will be a farewell lunch party on Sunday 17 July at St Mary’s Church after the 10:30 service.

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We are pleased to announce that we have received First Round Pass from the Heritage Lottery Fund amounting to £1,627.000. This means that this sum has been earmarked but is not available at this stage. The application was jointly submitted with the canal owner, the Canal & River Trust. We can now progress to Stage 2 of the application process, which is a lengthy and detailed and whilst we are encouraged by our success with the First Round, there is no guarantee of ultimate success. The Wendover Arm Trust has to provide 15% of this sum by way of matched funding and fundraising activities will continue in order to finance this element and continuing restoration costs in the interim. It is hoped that the Second Round application will be made by Spring 2017 with a decision following during the summer. If the bid is successful we will be able to complete Phase 2 of the restoration linking Little Tring with Drayton Beauchamp creating three miles of navigable

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Unfortunately only a very few of these monthly editions seem to have survived. Those we have located are being digitised and indexed to provide a valuable resource for local & family historians of the future.

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Schools & Youth John Colet School Assessed as ‘Good’ Our new ‘Good’ grading reflects this effort WYC & Premier Sport In May, the John Colet School was inspected by Ofsted and was assessed as ‘Good’ in every area. Headteacher Christine McLintock says: “We are delighted by the results of the recent Ofsted report, which concluded that the John Colet is now a ‘Good’ school. “Since the previous Ofsted inspection in January 2014, all members of the school community have worked tirelessly to tackle the areas pinpointed as underperforming.

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Tribute: Colin Campbell Dr Colin Deas Campbell FRCGP MBE 06.01.1927 to 09.05.2016 Loving husband to Daphne, and father to Heather, Margaret, Jenny, Susy and Fiona and grandfather to 10. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family following illness. Following training at St Thomas’s Hospital he was eventually was offered a job in 1960 as the GP for the village of Waddesdon, Bucks. He was a single-handed, dispensing practitioner with the help of a district nurse and community midwife. He was on duty 24 hours a day until he made an arrangement with a neighbouring surgery in Aylesbury to help with cover and he finally got some weekends and evenings off. His wife Daphne covered the phone and helped as much as she could with the running of the surgery (which was in the house) alongside looking after their family of 5 daughters.

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He became a Governor of the ‘new’ secondary school in the village, Waddesdon Church of England School and was a major part of the development of the school. He served as a Governor for 50 years and only missed one committee meeting. He was nominated for his MBE by the school for his service to the community and received this from the Queen at Windsor Castle on Friday 6 March 2015. A lovely sunny day watched by his very proud family. When Colin and Daphne “retired” to Wendover they were able to continue long term activites including singing in Aylesbury Choral Society (members for over 50 years), and start new ones such as volunteering at Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop and joining Wendover U3A. The impact Colin had in Wendover can be gauged by two Wendover News Local Face entries February 2010 and February 2015. He will be missed.

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Local Faces: Pool Trustees If one thing unites the five Wendover Swimming trustees before they embarked on their project to save the pool, it was that none of them ever dreamed of doing such a thing.

They were soon joined by Metropolitan Police officer Brian Devereux and Martin Wilkinson, a former Marks & Spencer executive who now runs his own project management consultancy. Both volunteered when they heard about the plight of “I became a lifeguard because I thought it would the pool where their children learned to swim. be a cool thing to do and also an invaluable skill, but I didn’t have time for anything more,” said Running the pool and in parallel negotiating the Suna Kayakiran, a journalist and former foreign takeover, including the long-term lease, was correspondent for The Times. “But when I heard hard work. Martin and Caroline contributed their business experience and became Secretary it might close I had to stop it happening.” and Treasurer respectively. Brian and his team The same was true of Peter Chaplin, a civil qualified as pool plant operators – a vital role in servant; Caroline Harrington, a partner at keeping the pool safe. actuarial firm Barnett Waddingham; and Simon Haywood, a technology consultant – who is no longer a trustee but was central to the project. All were recently qualified lifeguards when changes to school funding led the John Colet to decide three years ago that it could no longer afford to run the pool.

Suna looks after swimming schools and other hirers, which, together with the membership and casual swimmers, ensure the financial viability of the project. Peter became Chairman of Wendover Swimming -- which was set up as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, combining the benefits of being a company and a charity, in order to take on a long lease and seek grants for “The pool is a great asset to Wendover. My essential refurbishment. family all love swimming. It’s incredibly hard to imagine anyone finding the land or money to The trustees have spent a lot of time getting their heads around the Health and Safety regulations. build a community pool now,” said Peter.

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“We had some particularly daunting meetings with our lawyer regarding the responsibilities of being a Trustee,” said Martin. “But we all felt an obligation to continue the work of previous volunteers who ran the pool for many years.” There have been some pretty incongruous moments of the sort that could only happen to volunteers with day jobs. Brian might be at the site of a car crash or policing a Hollywood film car chase, for instance, when he is called with a query about pool chemical levels. The pool is dependent on volunteers, from lifeguards to rota managers. Suna, Peter and Caroline feel they became scourges of the school run as they tried to recruit friends, acquaintances, or anyone who dared to glance at them. But in the end, they all feel the struggle was worthwhile. “An editor once told me: ‘what you’re doing is probably more valuable than any article any of us has written’, it really made me think,” says Suna. “And when lifeguarding one day, I saw an elderly lady delightedly take a baby in her arms to allow a young mother to swim a few lengths, I realized exactly why I was doing this.”

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




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Colour Wheel Art Class, all topics, Ellesborough Parish Hall

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Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

View from the Chair

Thanks to everyone who came along to our Annual Parish Meeting. The evening took the usual format – a review of the past year, a glimpse of what might be in the coming year and an array of stands from Wendover organisations including those which had received grants from WPC over the past year. Taking away the exhibitors and the Coffee Stop who provided refreshments throughout the evening we were left with attendance from ONE member of the public – yes ONE. My thanks especially go to Rosamund Green for organising the event – as she has done for the last five years. It’s disappointing to meet with such apathy. Maybe next year our APM should be electronic or transmitted by video – via Facebook – so that we can try to interact in more than one way. This leads me on to welcome our new member of staff, Chloe Gurney, who has been appointed as Assistant Clerk. I’m sure, she will bring a fresh injection of youth and enthusiasm to Wendover Parish Council.

Since I last wrote in this publication on violation of Parish property, we have sadly had further reports of damage to property in Hampden Meadow as well as acts of lunacy following the break for GCSE studies. It seems that there are some who feel they have a rite of passage to behave in an idiotic way. I’m sure there are those amongst us who know who these youngsters are. A word in their ear might be necessary. Robert Duggan, Chairman

Parish Council Meeting Monday 4 July, 7.30pm Wendover Library Room

Your Parish Council – needs you!

Wendover is our community, our village, and our home. WPC plays a major part in making Wendover what it is. From parks and play equipment to allotments and the fishing pond, the iconic Clock Tower, the busy Manor Waste, it’s the Parish Council that implements improvements and manages regular maintenance. Most of Wendover’s Most Parish Councillors recently attended an streetlights are maintained by the Parish, as away day with the intention of formalising are the bus shelters, benches and litterbins, a workable Parish Plan. The day was one of yes, and the dog bins. the most useful initiatives designed to help Councillors and we were enthused to move WPC is Wendover’s voice on planning matters onwards and upwards. Importantly, there with AVDC, or highways and transport issues will be a need to consult with the Community with BucksCC. Wendover Parish Council works and we hope that the Community will duly with other local organizations to keep our Library open; to support the Youth Centre, respond – watch this space! Wendover Celebrates and our Swimming Pool; to fight HS2 and to get a fair deal for Wendover in the Vale of Aylesbury Plan.

WPC is finding its workload increasing as Bucks CC devolves services that it supplies, to the Parish. This is likely to be an ongoing process with more local services, both social and infrastructure based, being devolved. WPC is an organization of thirteen volunteer councillors supported by four salaried staff. It is not a church based group; it is a basic level of local government. Councillors have varied backgrounds and bring expertise or just plain common sense to our monthly meetings. Being a councillor is hugely rewarding, as ideas discussed move into projects planned and then onward to completion. Your Parish Council needs to expand its skills set to meet new challenges. We currently have two vacancies to fill through co-option (no election is required). So if you have an interest in social enterprise, public service delivery or making Wendover a better place to live, get in touch with the Clock Tower. You’ll find that investing a few hours a week really helps your community and broadens your life experience. It can be quite fun too!

Local Produce Market Manor Waste 9am to 1pm Saturday 16 July

Parish Quiz 2016

The Parish Quiz will be held at Wendover Bowls Club, at 7.30 pm between Thursdays 6 October and 24 November: free entry, teams of three people. Entry forms from the Clock Tower, returned by Thursday 1 September.

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