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your garden to look good see tips in the Good luck to everyone going back to school, Autumn Gardening section pages 15 to 17. especially if it is a new school or an exam year. For exercise, the options are laid out for you Good luck, too, to anyone starting to learn a in the Keep Fit section on pages 18 to 20. new skill at the start of this academic year.

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Wendover Remembers Wallhanging Arriva bus service 55 terminates 4 As mentioned on page 12 in the August edition, the Wendover Remembers Wallhanging was exhibited during August at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham. Deb McGuire met Mary Heathcote-Smith, who sewed one of the central panels, so she included her in this photo of the visit.

September. Wendover News has had an email from an Arriva representative to say: “I have spoken with the depot who confirm that the service was heavily sponsored by the NHS. Unfortunately they will no longer be contributing towards the service and with the low number of passengers using the service, it is no longer a financially viable option for us to run it without the financial contribution.“

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Apologies: the second part of the Wharf Lane article by Dick Dyson continues in October. Please return your details to the Clocktower by Thursday 1 September to enter the Parish Quiz. This year the Coombe Hill Run is on Sunday 4 September, see page 3. If you want

RAF Flypast

Tuesday 6 & 20 September at 1.30pm To celebrate the completion of training at RAF Halton we can expect a flypast (weather permitting)

ANTIQUES AT . . . WENDOVER September Mystery Object at the Antiques Centre

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Events Cooking, Sewing & Knitting Groups exhibition “Roald Dahl’s Buckinghamshire”,

Cornelli Sugarcraft (see ad page 7) and PlainStitch (see ad page 7) are taking bookings for their autumn courses. PlainStitch are also varying the dates of their monthly Sewing Bee in order to accommodate more stitchers who may not be able to attend on Tuesdays. See for details. See pages 30 & 31 for regular events.

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The windmill will be open from 2pm to 5pm on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays until Cycle Rides and Local Walks Sunday 25 September. Admission is £2.50 Group cycle rides that begin in or near per adult and £1 per child (aged 5-15). www. Wendover. Any bike will do as long as it’s laceygreenwindmi​ roadworthy. Newcomers always welcome, but please try an easy-paced ride first. Easy-Paced Sunday Tea at St Mary’s Rides Sundays 4, 9.15am - all day - from 2.30-5pm weekly until 25 Sep Haddenham & Thame Pkwy Stn; 11, 9.30am Join everyone at St Mary’s Wendover for from Aqua Vale; 18, 9.30am from Wendover Sunday Tea & cakes! Clocktower; 25, 9.30am from Aqua Vale. Visit southbuckscycling.or​ for more. Bucks County Show Thu 1, 8am-6.30pm, Weedon Park, Aylesbury The Ramblers have a programme of organised Over 200 trade stalls, Band of the Royal Corps walks locally, including Tuesday 6 & 20 and of Signals, free parking. Advance tickets Sunday 11 & 18. Have a look at the listings on available from pages 30 & 31 or www.aylesbury-ramblers. for more details. Pre-Paralympics Carnival Fri 2, 10am-4pm, Stoke Mandeville Stadium

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Learn My Way computer training first Tuesday of each month, please book. International Conversation - please book, Fri 9, 10.30am12noon. Knit & Natter, Tue 20, 1.30-3pm. Children’s Book Club, third Saturday every month, 2.30pm - details from the Library. Don’t forget to collect your medal and certificate for completing the Summer Reading Challenge.

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celebrating Roald Dahl’s 100th anniversary. Visit the fantastic Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery. Café, shop and garden. Check website for all opening times, exhibitions and events


fans! Meet Paralympians, try out Paralympic sports and test yourself in challenges and enjoy Brazilian-themed entertainment!

Herts Open Studios 2016

Sat 3-Sun 25, times & locations vary Hosted by Herts Visual Arts, Herts Open Studios, 26 years and going strong. See for details.

Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Bucks Pottery and Sculpture Society Art of Islam, until 24 September. Free entry. Sat 3 - Fri 30, a little bird gallery, HP22 6DU Discover the people and places that inspired The Society will be mounting an Exhibition Roald Dahl’s fabulous stories in the new upstairs in the “A Little Bird Told Me Gallery”

Bucks Pottery and Sculpture Society EXHIBITION A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME GALLERY 3rd-30th SEPTEMBER 2016 Gallery open Tuesday –Sunday

Piano Lessons

An Exciting Exhibition of Ceramics and Sculpture Learn the pieces you’ve always wanted to play! I am a friendly, professional pianist who specialises in piano tuition for adults of all levels. Please feel free to contact me for more information:

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Events The Barn Courtyard, Wendover. An interesting mix of Ceramics and Sculpture, both decorative and functional. The BPSS meet each month in Little Kings Hill, further details at See advert page 2.

Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge

Sun 4, from 9.30am, Princes Risborough School A fundraising event to support Rennie Grove Hospice Care, where you can choose to walk 5, 9 or 18 miles around the Chilterns. Registration costs £20 adults, £10 children (anyone aged 5 to 17 years old), with under 5s going free. For more information, please visit or call 01442 820740.

Coombe Hill Run

Sun 4, 10am, Shoulder of Mutton Details about entry and the run on This is Wendover’s opportunity to welcome serious runners to our unique event while encouraging locals to enjoy a serious athletic challenge. Ideal post-Olympic, pre-Paralympic therapy!

Restoration Open Day

Sun 4, 12.30-4pm, Drayton Beauchamp Church Wendover Arm Trust hosts its final open day of the year at St Mary’s Drayton Beauchamp, by kind permission of the Rector. Guided visits to restoration site, including the former Whitehouses Pumping Station (apprx 25 min walk). Teas and cakes for sale, sales stand, canoe activity on restored section. Video presentation in church. FREE car parking. Donations always welcome.

KEHS Autumn Show

Sun 4, 2-4.30pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN Come along and enjoy some beautiful displays of flowers, fruit and vegetables together with delicious home-made cream teas. September 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 See also 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: buy 10 cards get 11th free! Chilterns Sports Clinic: 10% off any service and treatment except Swim Stroke Analysis 01296 696133 / Christopher Pallet: 10% off our standard Sole Agency Agreement 625000 Hemingford Pest Control: £10 off ANY accepted quote 07736 327808 Lady Grey: 10% OFF Tuesday to Friday No2: 10% OFF our Deli Tasting Platters (not in conj with other offers) Perry House Dental Surgery: 20% off bleaching,conditions apply. Scruples: 10% OFF a Cut and Finish with all stylists for 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 & data transfer when purchasing a nano or laptop. Call Pete on 0800 3118385 / 07881 555482 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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British Music & Words

Sun 4, 3pm, St Dunstan’s Church HP27 9JE HALTON SINGERS Free entry; retiring collection in aid of will be presenting their Autumn concert The Blue Cross and St Dunstan’s. Light refreshments available. Music from Dowland another amazing performance to Karl Jenkins; words from Shakespeare to Betjeman. Special guest presenters, too.

Pick ‘n’ Mix

On the 23rd and 24th September KEHS Horrific Horticulture starting at 7.30pm at Tue 6, 8pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN Halton Village Hall “Horrific Horticulture: Nature’s Ticket prices are £6 available from members and from 01296 624841 Bar and Raffle

Flower Festival

Sat 10, 2.00–4.30pm, HP27 9JE With: Bouncy castle; Cream teas; Book stall; Ice cream; Raffle; Children’s entertainer, games & craft; Phoenix cards; Kindergym; Gymnastics display; Splat the Rat; Cakes and home-made produce; BBQ; Bottle stall; Football games; and lots more!

In aid of the Refurbishment Appeal

Sat 10, 2.30-4.30pm, SM Meth Church HP22 5UJ Annual General Meeting followed by “The Embroidered Furnishings of the Lethbridge Sisters” with speaker Lynn Hulse. Visitors welcome, £4. Enquiries; 01296 425015.

Harvest Supper & Ceilidh

Sat 10, Anthony Hall HP22 5NS Good food, music and dancing. Details from Killing Louise ( or Maggie Creations.” Stephan White, a local enthusiast, ( with a look at exotic and local plants that poison, Snowdon Sunset Challenge for PACE maim, intoxicate and kill and the fascinating Sat 10, Mt Snowdon, Wales stories of how they claim their victims. Fully qualified guided support and first aid. £20

St Dunstan’s Church Fun Day

Theme: ‘Autumn Splendour’ St Nicholas, Great Kimble 1st and 2nd October 2016 Saturday 10-6 Sunday 12-5

Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild

registration plus £250 sponsorship. Full fundraising support and training advice. Contact: 01296 616973 or email

“Hail Caesar”

Sat 10, 7.30-11pm, Nora Grace Hall HP23 5BA For Chilterns MS Centre. Tickets £10 each. Popcorn, bar and raffle available on the night. More details on

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Gain confidence. Develop new skills. Plan what you want to learn. Choose your lesson time during the day For more information, please call Kate Jackson on 07515 329028

Two Arms on Two Legs half marathon Wendover Evening WI

Sun 11, 10am - 5pm, Oakfield Road Park, HP20 1LL Tue 13, 7.45pm, St Anne’s Hall

Full details on enjoy-the-waterways/events/2016-09-11two-arms-on-two-legs-half-marathon. Ends at Walnut Tree Meadow, Wendover.

Mike Bartlett will be speaking about “The Amber Room”. Competition: a piece of amber. Visitors welcome. Contact: Margaret: 01296 582318.

Halton Village Festival & Halton House AC, B & DB Horticultural Society Wed 14, 8pm, Anthony Hall HP22 5NS Open Day Sun 11, 11am-5pm & 6.30-9pm, Tree Tops HP22 5NS & Halton House Another brilliant opportunity to visit a local House and step back in time. Steam train rides, tombola, stalls, games, food, visits to Halton House and in the evening, The Laurie Holloway Trio. See ads below left and right.

Chiltern Humanists

Tue 13, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room Andrew Copson discusses “Humanist Heroes”. Visitors welcome. For more information about Chiltern Humanists and a full programme of events, please visit www.

Sian Chattle: “Lindengate - Health and Wellbeing through Nature and Horticulture”.

PACE Open Morning

15 Sept 10.15-1pm, PACE To book a FREE space go to http://www. or phone 01296 616974.


Friends of Wen Library Charity Golf Day

St Mary the Virgin W/Turville Saturday 17 September, 7.30

Drop Another Hat

Thu 15, Whiteleaf Golf Club Whiteleaf is a beautiful local 9 hole course. Teams of 4 players, lunch and prize giving following the match. Contact ronmelville1@ for details.

a revival of songs by Flanders & Swann with Michael Bernstein & Colin Stevens Tickets £10 at door, U18 free Wine, refreshments included Enquiries 424982

Wendover Chairman’s Charity Ball Black Tie & Diamonds Saturday 17th September 2016 Chiltern Forest Golf Club 7PM for 7:30pm Tickets £55

Includes; Reception drink, 2 course meal, Dancing to Mr Kite’s Benefit Band and Bus to and from the Golf Club from Wendover High St

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Free ‘taster’ session Friday 16 September 2.30-3.30pm

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Quiz with Fizz for PACE

Fri 16, 7.30pm, Bedgrove Comm Ctre HP21 9TT St Mary’s Weston Turville Thu 15, 2.30pm, Wendover Library Room “The Livery Companies of the City of London”, Tables of 8 in advance only, £10pp. Ticket at Weston Turville Village Hall Mr Clarke of Hester Clarke Jewellers. includes: A complimentary glass of fizz, bring Sat 1st October, 7.15 for 7.30pm your own snacks. For more info contact Leah Hot food and entertainment Aylesbury Ctre of National Trust Lewis on Enquiries & Tickets £10 Thu 15, 8pm, Broughton Jr Schl HP20 1NQ 424982 This month’s topic is “Tall Ship Sailing in the St Mary’s Open Morning Sat 17, 9am-12.30pm, St Mary’s, Wendover Antarctic” with speaker Janet Cato. Wendover Swimming Lessons As part of the preparation for the at Green Park - established 1985 Wendover Choral Rehearsals Begin appointment of a new vicar, we need to Spaces now available for Thu 15, 7.45-9.45pm, St Mary’s Wendover produce a parish profile and job description. children’s swimming lessons for beginners Wendover Choral Society starts weekly We are therefore holding an open morning aged 4yrs and up starting September 2016 rehearsals for the annual Christmas concert. in St Mary’s showcasing Youth, Pastoral Care, 10 lessons for £55.00 Please contact “Christmas in Venice” at St Mary’s on Saturday Mission, Worship, Music, Prayer, Social and Anne Brooman 01296 623542 3 December with Monteverdi and Gabrielli. Churches Together. Everyone is welcome to contribute either talking or completing forms. Lipreading Sessions Free taster session Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available. Roof Repairs Friday 16, 2.30pm, Wendover Library Room. New roofs, Lead Flashings, New term starts Friday 30, see advert top left. Bucks Family History Society Repointing, Sat 17, 2pm, Southcourt Comm Ctre HP21 8LF Gutter Repairs On Screen Talk: The Amersham Martyrs. In the 1500s, Call Pete: Fri 16, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room several people were burned at the stake for 01296 624618 Best Picture “Spotlight” follows the Boston asking that church services be conducted in 07775 732192 Globe’s investigative team revealing sexual abuse. English. Learn more with Bucks FHS.

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Events Chairman’s Ball (see advert page 5)

17 Sept, 7 for 7.30, Chiltern Forest Golf Club Don’t miss this opportunity to raise money for two charities and have lots of fun. Tickets £55, wendoverchairmans, tel 623869.

Concert - Drop Another Hat

Sat 17, 7.30pm St Mary the Virgin W/Turville Songs by Flanders & Swann with Michael Bernstein & Colin Stevens, tickets £10 at door, U18 free, enquiries 424982. See advert page 5.

The Butler Did It!(advert on front page) Thu 22-Sat 24, 7.30pm, RAF Halton Theatre By kind permission of the Station Commander, a special production by the Halton Amateur Theatrical Society. Come along and see what Internal and external work including Bespoke Cupboards and Storage it’s all about! Tickets from 07510 687365 or Kitchen Fitting / Doors Architraves and Skirting Walk the MS Mile Bookcases / Shelving Fri 23, 11.30am, Hale Leys, Aylesbury Flooring / Windows This year’s nearest mile is in Aylesbury. Installation + Maintenance + Repair

Fundraising Wendover Music Jazz (See advert page 5) Macmillan Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning & Auction Sat 17, 8pm, St Mary’s Wendover

The Auction at The Swan, Great Kimble, Fundraiser for Wendover Music, featuring The on Friday 23, at 7.30pm. Coffee Morning Alexandra Ridout Quintet. Tickets from JUST, on Friday 30 at Bonnybrook, Little Kimble. 11 High St and Please let Julie know if you would like to donate any items for auction, or raffle prizes Wendover Art Club for the coffee morning. 01296 612843 Wed 21, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room Our AGM: 21 September; on Wed 28 at Pick & Mix 7.30pm a talk by Susan Cooke on Kandinsky, Fri 23 & Sat 24, 7.30pm, Halton Village Hall Russian artist, notable works: ‘On White II, Halton Singers present their Autumn concert, and The Blue Rider’. Non members welcome. “Pick & Mix”. Tickets £6, see advert page 4.

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Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild

Sat 24, 10am-4pm, SM Meth Church HP22 5UJ “Block Printing” with Julia Phillips. Learn how to use Indian wooden printing blocks ANTIQUE & FINE ART AUCTIONEERS and fabric paints. Produce unique fabrics for Monthly Auctions of Antiques & Fine Art your own projects. Visitors welcome, £30. Quarterly Picture Auctions, General Auctions Enquiries 01296 622551. Sporting & Country Pursuits Auctions Partial & Total House Clearance undertaken Colour Blast: The Scramble Insurance, Probate & Family Division Valuations Sun 25, Penn House Estate, Amersham Free Auction Valuations Available! A brand new event organised by Rennie The Claydon Saleroom, Calvert Rd. Grove Hospice Care. Courses of 1km (family Middle Claydon, Buckingham, MK18 2EZ friendly) or 5km. Registration and details on Tel: 01296 714434 Fax: 01296 714492

Full Choral Evensong

Sun 25 Sept, 6pm St Mary’s Weston Turville Stanford, Schubert, etc. Enq 424982.

Weston Turville Historical Society

Fri 30, 8pm, W Turville Village Hall “Boarstall Tower”, with speaker John Waller, who has been a guide at Boarstall Tower since 2003. Members £2, visitors £3. www.

Coming Soon - Save the Date!

• 1 Oct - Lucinda Hawksley returns to Wendover Library • 1 Oct - Harvest Supper, St Mary’s W/Turville Cyclocross Race returns • 1 Oct - Jumble Sale, St Anne’s Sun 25, RAF Halton • 2&3 Oct - Flower Festival, St Nicholas, Gt FRANK FENNELL Details: Sqn Ldr Kieren Jarratt 01923 955436; Kimble PLUMBING & HEATING; • 6 Oct - Annual Parish Quiz begins Bathrooms, Ensuites, Cloakrooms, Showers, • 7 Oct - Wendover Society Harvest Supper Water Softeners, C/Heating, Power Flushing Babies & Kids Market • 9 Oct - Colour Rush for Florence Nightingale small maintenance jobs undertaken Sun 25, 11am-3pm, W Turville Village Hall Hospice Charity 07967 638527 01296 620629 Only £1 entry per adult. Children free entry, • 14 Oct - Fundraising Talk with Bill Hamilton but must be accompanied by an adult. for BKB Uganda Orphans



The John Hampden School Wendover is a large infant school for children aged between four and seven years. We are justifiably proud of our excellent reputation in the local community and we work hard to provide children with an outstanding start to their school life. ‘Staff at The John Hampden School have created a delightful learning environment in which all pupils can thrive and flourish. ’ Ofsted The staff and governors of the school warmly invite parents of prospective pupils to attend an open morning at the school on Wednesday 12th October 2016. Presentations will be held at 9.15a.m and 11.00a.m and each session will finish with a tour of the school. Please phone or email the school office to register your interest and to book a preferred time. The John Hampden School Wendover Wharf Road Wendover Bucks HP22 6HF Tel: 01296 622629 email: 8

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Wendover Remembers All material copyright 2016 Wendover Remembers

September 1916

On the Western Front, the Battle of Verdun entered its eighth month. On the Somme there were some important, though costly, gains for the British army at Guillemont, Morval and Thiepval. The first tank battle took place at FlersCourcelette and helped an advance along a six-mile front. The German High Command changed their strategy of offence in France to one of defence in depth. They began work on the Hindenburg Line. The first German airship was shot down over Britain. As a result of the 1916 Military Service (Conscription) Act, a number of Tribunals were set up to decide whether appeals to be exempt from military service were valid.

been accepted – remembering that Mr Carter had two sons already fighting and was himself an old soldier, we think that the Tribunal acted rather hardly. At any rate the Forge is closed and the very oldest place of business in Wendover will no longer resound with the roar of the bellows and the ring of the hammer and anvil”. Sadly, Thomas and Gordon, the elder sons of Mr Carter were both killed in 1917. It is interesting that another article in the same Wendover Magazine has the comment: “Wendover bell-ringers now lack a leader, for Mr G Birch is with the Ox and Bucks. He, like an Englishman, made no appeal to Tribunals”. Three Wendover men were killed in September 1916. Lt Col Hugo Beaumont Burnaby lived at Home Farm, Wendover Dean. He was a member of the firm Burnaby, Smith and Marryat of Rocket Game Farm and was also the Secretary of Ellesborough Golf Club. Hugo Burnaby had previously ranched in British Columbia and had taken part in the South African War during which he was awarded the D S O. Lt Col Burnaby was serving with the Queen’s (West Surrey) Regiment when he met his death on 8 September.

An article in the September 1916 edition of the Wendover Magazine clearly illustrated the effect of conscription and the military tribunals; “Mr Carter has closed his forge. We had the shock of our lives when we visited him one morning to find the word ‘Closed’ written in large chalk letters across the forge door. We thought he was simply taking a holiday, but he stoutly denied such intention. As a matter of fact the Tribunal – a court composed of earthly persons, and therefore liable to err – had taken his son, refusing his appeal for him, and thereby leaving him without an assistant, Now, it takes two men to make a horseshoe. Apparently the Tribunal imagined Mr Carter could easily get an assistant over military age. In this they made a mistake. Shoeing smiths are as rare these days as blackberries in December, and unable to get one Mr Carter was compelled to close his forge... Remembering the very feeble appeals on Percy John Ingram was a Regular soldier who the grounds of business hardship that have had served with the Royal Horse Artillery

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for six years before the war. He had attended Wendover School and had worked as a cricket ball maker as well as a garage engineer. Cpl Ingram’s officer wrote to Percy’s father: “I was standing just outside your son’s gunpit when it was hit by a shell He did not seem in great pain and was quite conscious...he was a very gallant soldier. I can say nothing better of any man”. Percy died of wounds on 16 September at Heilly in France. On 28 September, Pte Richard Hicks, aged 18, died of wounds in France serving with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Richard was the son of Mr and Mrs Hicks of Peacock Lodge. The Wendover Magazine commented: “Dick was a born Scout and last summer he with some companions performed a daring bit of scouting which won the high commendation of his captain. His elder brother, Jack, is still in France with the Ox and Bucks and has been wounded we understand”. Mike Senior & Val Moir Unfortunately, photos were not available of all the fallen for September’s entry. If you have any family reminiscences or relevant photos you would like to share, please contact Wendover News as shown below and on the front page.

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combined with much of the Society’s reserves, to commission two pieces of expert advice, one on noise and one on costs. But the Select Committee, with an ex Supreme Court Justice as chairman, are taking what they themselves describe as a “quasi judicial approach” to petitions. We believe that in order to present as good a case for Wendover as possible, we need legal advice ourselves. Hence we need further funds, between £5,000 and £10,000, to secure this. Contributions would make a real difference and should be sent to Bob Lewis, 21 Dobbins Lane, Wendover HP22 6BZ

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HS2 The House of Lords are still on recess and the holiday season has distracted everyone. Although Whitehall are reviewing all projects no one is yet talking about cancelling HS2 to save money. I guess we will have to continue to put our case for mitigation while we wait to see if the value for money review of HS2 leads to it being cancelled. The Select Committee restart work on Tuesday 6 September, and the first two weeks are focussed on Camden and Euston. After that they go north and start hearing petitions working their way south. They will not get to Buckinghamshire until October and the latest we hear is that Wendover petitions may be heard in the 2nd or 3rd week of October. We are reliably informed that the Select Committee will visit the area before the local petitions are heard. However unlike the House of Commons Select Committee it will not involve public engagement but be focussed on ‘fact finding’ and route familiarisation. The concern I have with

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David Lidington AVDC has gone out to public consultation on its draft Local Plan. Details, including proposals for Wendover, are available on the Council’s website or at Wendover Library. The consultation closes on 5 September and I would urge every local resident to send in comments, preferably before that date, even if that means doing no more than to say that you agree with representations made by another individual or organisation, such as the Parish Council or the Wendover Society. The Local Plan, once agreed by the Council, will be considered by an inspector at an Examination in Public, probably in the first half of 2017. The inspector will decide whether to accept or reject the Plan. Three things seem clear to me. First, we need a Local Plan and one that provides for both housing and employment on a scale that is justified by the evidence. The absence of a Plan setting out how much development there should be and where it should go means that building proposals

are decided piecemeal on the basis of which judged that those benefits were outweighed sites developers put forward. by the damage that would be done to the landscape and rural character of the area Second, we will need a lot more housing in and by the fact that the scheme would Aylesbury Vale. Not only is the population effectively mean the coalescence of Bierton growing, but greater longevity and the high with Aylesbury. Those are principles which, it rate of divorce and separation mean that seems to me, are relevant to Wendover too. there are more households than there used to be for any given number of people. If we On HS2, although the Lords Committee has want businesses to locate to our area, we decided not to allow MPs to present their need a supply of housing that directors, own petitions, they have suggested that managers and workers alike will find we might be called as witnesses by parish attractive and affordable. And if we want councils or others. I continue to work on young people and workers on modest wages a number of specific compensation cases to be able to live in our area, we shall need involving constituents and am always ready to plan for more homes. to discuss individual cases in confidence with the people concerned. Third, it is not the case that every planning application is approved willy-nilly. We have Finally, I would like to thank everyone in Wendover just seen an inspector reject a developer’s who sent me messages of congratulations after appeal against AVDC’s refusal of a plan to my recent move within government. As Leader of build between Watermead and Bierton. The the Commons, I shall have heavy parliamentary inspector’s report acknowledged that the duties but am now spared the pre-dawn proposal had merits and in particular would Heathrow dash. My constituency surgeries etc help meet the need for new housing. But he will continue as before.


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Last year I lost my driving licence due to glaucoma, and as I’m disabled by rheumatoid arthritis, I thought my world had come to an end! However, the Friends of Wendover Surgery take me and my partner to all our medical appointments. The volunteer drivers are very friendly and helpful, as are the volunteers who take the bookings.They all deserve accolades for giving up their time to help people who cannot drive themselves. I hope that this valuable service continues for many, many years to come! We would like to say an enormous thank you to you all.

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government would take over and instigate their own plan, therefore that is why I stated I could not vote against but abstain if our revised proposals are not accepted. Cllr Steve Bowles

Dear Sons and Daughters of Wendover, It’s brilliant to party on Coombe Hill with that wonderful view below you. Go on, have a great time. Enjoy. But when you have done, PLEASE take your litter home with you. The fizzy drinks and beer attract wildlife and then they get cut by the cans and broken glass. If you can carry the full containers up the hill, Also, we would like to thank Rose Taxis of you can easily bring the empties back down. Wendover. The drivers are polite, friendly, Please protect our countryside. Thank you. helpful and honest. My wallet with all my Name and Address Supplied personal details, cards, money etc and my mobile phone fell out of my pocket in the Correction taxi. Even after settling down indoors I was It has been pointed out to me that the unaware that I’d lost them! However, the Parish Council contributed £98,422 of the driver immediately drove back to return the total project costs of £311,922 for the wallet and phone. I cannot thank him enough. refurbishment of the Manor Waste. The Tony Wilkinson & Jacky Axtell remainder was granted from the New Homes Bonus Scheme. I stated that the entire costs was attributed to the NHB Scheme, I was VALP Response In response to Paul Tattam’s letter I agree that genuinely mistaken on this matter and so I elected representatives are there for their would wish apologise to the Parish Council constituents and to that end I along with and also for misinforming your readers. Cllr Peter Strachan my District Council colleagues for Wendover and Halton have arranged to meet with the Chairman, Vice Chairman and Clerks MOBILE HAIRSTYLIST of Wendover and Halton Parish Councils to All your hairdressing needs formulate a response to the VALP proposals. in the comfort of your own home We will put forward an alternative to the Aylesbury, Wendover, Tring & surrounding areas numbers suggested and location proposed. The Vale of Aylesbury requires a plan to get in touch protect it from speculative developments Carolyn Cella 07791370790 and if the plan is not adopted then central

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Youth As we all get ready for a new term and what’s in store, as hair is cut, shoes are cleaned, and lots of our young people head off to pastures new, with new schools, college, university etc, let’s take a moment to look back at what the summer held. We started the summer off with a bounce, as we held a youth festival, mainly aimed at John Colet School, but all welcome. We decided to run a festival with 11+ in mind as we work closely with them and they all head to the park on the last day, so we thought we would provide something for them to do, whilst hopefully also deterring any antisocial behaviour. It was an amazing day, the sun shone, there were around 150 young people, and we managed to make what we spent. So the Youth Forum and Centre were able to meet the young people where they were and provide an afternoon of fun, with inflatable bungee run, slide, assault course, archery, sumo suits, chill out and water fight zones,Choco Kebabs, a BBQ and music.

youth centre. Everything from water fights, to Wendover Woods hikes, to swimming, cooking, dance, crafts, games, sports and much more. Lots of fun had by all!

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With all this in mind the youth forum and centre would like to thank, our young people and parents, Budgens, Choco Kebabs, Wendover News, Wendover Free Church, RAF Halton (Gary Hull), Impact production services (music), St Mary’s, Fun For Play Active before and after school club 4 Kids, Premier Sports and Bounce Krazeee, Contact Adam Aylesbury Youth Action and Aylesbury Youth for Christ. Without you all this would not have been possible. Premier Sports have had a very busy summer, with over 45 children and young people a day taking part in their summer camp at the

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This term, we will welcome lots of newcomers to our groups and we will be introducing membership to the centre. If your child wants to join Wendover Youth Café: Wednesday, 3-4:30pm (School Year 7-12); Youth Club: Thursday, 7-9pm (SY 8-13); Amazing Donkey: Friday 7-9pm (SY 6-8); Youth forum (SY 8- 13); or if you want to join our team as a volunteer, contact Becky

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RAF Halton personnel work culminated when the Station Commander visited the Florence of RAF Halton, Group Nightingale Hospice in July Captain Adrian Burns, to deliver a cheque for visited the hospice with £2340.00. The donation Pam and her colleagues was raised by Warrant to present the cheque to Officer Pam Daly and her the Chief Executive of the colleagues by supporting Charity, Sue Jenkins and The London Marathon, The Silverstone Half Marathon, The fundraisers with Group Captain Jane Naismith, Matron Ride London and The Burns and Sue Jenkins. Photo Crown and lead nurse of the Specialist Palliative Care Westminster Mile. Pam and copyright. Team. Sue said: “We her colleagues, Cpl Michael Cooper, Cpl Ross Murray, Aircraftsman really appreciate this donation. It will go Oliver Brook and Aircraftsman Jake Cullum, towards making sure people get the care supported the events by handling the they need.” runners’ baggage and giving out goodie bags. Pam said: “The events we supported pay Pam chose the Florence Nightingale Hospice up to £20 per volunteer, which is how we after losing a close friend quite quickly to collected the money. We split into teams and cancer. Her friend’s husband was on Recruit assisted with baggage collection and moving Training Squadron at RAF Halton and since and giving out goodie bags.” Pam carries out then Pam has worked tirelessly to raise the these duties every year, selecting different funds to thank the hospice for their care. Her charities to support.

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Club Corner Used to dance?

Why not take it up again? Scottish Country Dancing is really good fun, very sociable and keeps you fit! You’ll get a warm welcome at the Lucy Clark Scottish Country Dance Club, which meets in the Oldham Hall, Great Missenden HP16 OAZ on Thursday evenings

enjoy dancing to the irresistible rhythms of the jigs, reels and strathspeys. We dance to recorded music at these sessions and to live bands at our Christmas and Charity Dances. Each term we have an informal social dance for members’ enjoyment.

are looking for scenes of Wendover and our surrounding villages, seasonal shots, local activities etc., which make up our community.

With so many camera smart phones, there really is no excuse, so have a go! Get clicking and send to You don’t need to bring a partner or wear Two entries per person. special clothes or shoes - and your first evening is free! To get in touch please Further details available from the library or visit or ring our club on the website buckscommunitylibraries. org/wendover/photo-competition. This year our club is celebrating its 50th Secretary, Liz Mitchell on 07947 000368. Vaughan Davies anniversary, so we must be doing something right! The club was named after Lucy Photo Competition - last call for entries Clark, an enthusiastic teacher of Scottish Entries to the Friends of Wendover Library BBOWT on Bacombe Hill country dancing, as well as an accomplished Photographic Competition end on Sunday After a break our monthly work party is now accordion player. We think Lucy would be 25 September. Winning photos are to running again on Bacombe Hill. In June we thrilled to see that the club is still thriving be published in our 2017 Calendar, with cleared ragwort and invasive buddleia from today; we routinely have around 30 dancers proceeds going towards enhancing your the chalk area at the eastern end of the enjoying themselves each week. community library. reserve. We seemed to be of great interest to the small herd of Hereford cattle that are If you want to join us, you can practise basic All ages and abilities are welcome. Entries currently grazing the site, probably because steps and formations with our instructors at from our younger community will also be we had sacks with us and started work near the beginning of the evening. Then, you can seriously considered for publication! Judges a site our grazier uses to feed them!

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Club Corner

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Once they realised that we had no food for them they soon got bored and carried on with their own business of grazing and helping us keep the rapidly growing grass and scrub in check. We also did some scrub clearance of our own at the start of the hollow way.

The final orchid we found was a white helleborine which was next to a beech tree in the middle of the reserve. We also saw lots of butterflies including brimstones, meadow browns, a painted lady, a green hairstreak and to top it all off quite a few holly blues as well.

As a lot of the volunteer team had not been on site for some time it seemed like a perfect opportunity to do a quick walk around to see what flowers and butterflies we could find. We were lucky enough to find five types of orchid, the most abundant being the common spotted and pyramidal orchids which were most common around the hollow way running up from the Wendover entrance. We also found a few twayblades and two bee orchids in the same area.

we have set up a monthly volunteer work party to help us to control the scrub and weeds on the site. If you would like to join us we meet on the second Thursday of the month. Please contact Steve Keene our volunteer warden, email or ring 07544576854.

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Rothschild Pavilion at Halton Tennis Centre

Club Corner

Why not come and enjoy a drink or meal at the Rothschild Pavilion Halton Tennis Centre, Halton Village The Pavilion is a superbly modernised building retaining its historic charm in a superb setting in the heart of Halton Village New Chef Sam Monastyrskyj New for summer Brunch 10.00am to 11.30am New Seasonal Menu with Children’s Options Lunch 12noon to 2.30pm Desserts to 3.00pm Afternoon Tea 3.30 to 5.00pm Dinner 5.00 to 7.00pm Mondays 5.00 to 9.30pm Tuesday to Friday Saturdays Breakfast & Lunch 9.00am to 3.00pm Sundays Brunch & Lunch 11.00am to 2.30pm No booking needed No Dinner Service Saturday & Sunday Rothschild Pavilion, Halton Tennis Centre, Chestnut End, Halton Village HP22 5PD

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Sessions will continue throughout the summer months on Thursday evenings, 6.30 to 7.45 at the John Colet tennis courts. All are welcome to come along to first hone their skills with a qualified coach and then put them into practice in a match. Your first session is free! We hope to see you there.

Goodbye Summer… Hello to our new season! It has been a fantastic Summer for Wendover FC. We recently held our 5 a side tournament which saw us achieve numbers we never dreamed of with players from all across the county participating. On the day we were fundraising for the Help for Harry campaign. We exceeded our target and raised over £400 on the day and we’re still counting!! Further details of this campaign and how you can help Harry can be found at: www. The committee are the backbone of the club; to see this year’s members go to http:// wendover-mens-football-club Our season kicks off on Saturday 3 September. More details about upcoming fixtures and club news can be found on our Facebook page. We hope to see you all on the sidelines this season showing support for the black and golds!

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Big Summer of Netball with the Sparrowhawks Wendover Sparrowhawks experienced a minor setback this summer with the resignation of their coach, however, they rallied themselves by appointing a new coach and the team is more determined than ever to succeed in the upcoming season! Despite this initial stumbling block the club is forging ahead with summer training and joining in with the Big Summer of Netball hosted by England Netball. The team posed for a summer themed selfie in an attempt to earn some new equipment for the club. It was such a great effort that the photo was retweeted by England Netball themselves!

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Club Corner The Whitchurch Morris Men – Days Of Dance The Tuesday evening programme of dancing out has drawn to a close so we start the weekend Days of Dance as guests of other sides. Saturday 17 September sees us out with Towersey Morris to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Finally on 24 September we join the St Alban’s Morris again for their tour of the city. Our AGM on 27 September is when we decide our intentions for next year. If you want us to attend a specific event of your own then we’d really like to know now so we can plan ahead. For those of you who have met us out and about and would like to give it a try, practice nights begin on 4 October at 8:15p.m. in Wilstone Village Hall nr Tring; HP23 4PE or contact us through our website at Men and boys of any age are welcome. If you can complete the first evening then there is a pint of beer in the bag with your name on it. If that’s all too much, The Aylesbury Folk Club, Queens Park Art Centre presents One Step Beyond, by The Stony Steppers at 8 p.m, Friday 30 September.... an evening of joyful celebration. Wassail, John King WMM

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Changes to the doctor team

We are pleased to welcome as salaried doctors Dr Libby Symmonds, and Dr Claire Chappell (previously a registrar in the practice) who takes over from Dr Kate Jewell. Our new GP registrars are Dr Kate Lewis and Dr Leila Saeed. Registrars are fully qualified doctors who are undergoing postgraduate training in general practice.

NHS List cleaning exercise

If you have not visited us for over 5 years, you may be contacted by NHS England asking you to confirm that you are still at the address we hold for you, and to confirm whether you wish to remain on our list. If you do receive such a letter please respond to it, otherwise you will be deducted from our list and will be greatly inconvenienced when you do need medical help.

Flu vaccine

We are expecting delivery of our stocks of influenza vaccine for 2016-17 season in mid-September and will commence our annual immunisation programme at the end of the month. We plan to have four Saturday morning sessions as in previous years. Eligible patients are all those adults aged 65 years or older on 31 March 2017, and those with pre-existing conditions such as heart, lung or kidney disease. Please check our website (, our Facebook page or noticeboards in the practice for full details. We will also be offering nasal vaccine for at risk children, and all children in certain age groups.

Health Checks

We are delighted that Westongrove has been nominated by Bucks County Council for Heart UK’s Most Improved Service Delivery Award for NHS Health Checks. These checks, which are for adults aged 40-74 without a pre-existing condition, assess your circulatory health and your risk of getting a heart attack or stroke. If you are eligible and have not yet had a health check, you will receive an invitation at some point. If you are keen to have the check done as soon as possible, please let reception know so that they can inform our Health check team. This space is paid for by Wendover Health Centre.

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Business Forum Editor’s note: The article and advert about the Rothschild Pavilion in the August Wendover News were run in their original form. Wendover News regrets the error and includes the amended article and advert here.

has involved this kitchen. He understands the needs of player and guest alike. This pedigree means the developing menu will be a must to follow. For more details, see advert, p27.

at Halton Tennis Centre With the introduction of new chef, Sam Monastyrskj, it’s certain that the Rothschild Pavilion, built over 100 years ago, will soon become more than just a place to relax after a game of tennis. In fact, it’s nothing less than a destination – somewhere for anyone to come for a high quality and enjoyable meal. The new seasonal menu is locally sourced wherever possible and is evolving using Sam’s excellent training. He has had experience in the kitchens of Raymond Blanc’s Manoir and Tom Kerridge’s Hand & Flowers. The introduction of brunch from 10am is a very welcome extension of both menu and opening times. Sam is a familiar face because he was a junior tennis player before starting his culinary journey which

It was ‘selfie’ time aplenty as new Prime Minister Theresa May and husband Philip surprised everybody by coming into a packed Buckmoorend Farm Shop recently. The shop, which specialises in delicious home reared meats straight from the farm, has now received two Prime Ministerial visits in just four months since opening. At this rate owner and third generation farmer Daniel Hares thinks he will have to dust down the red carpet in the shed! See advert page11.

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Local Faces at John Colet School

Head Boy Jake Fitzgerald

Studying at A-Level Geography Physical Education, Psychology Geography

Deputy Head Boy Owen Green Studying at A-Level Communication & Culture Studies Film Studies General Studies Psychology

Hannah writes:

Both Jake and I supported the new Year 7 students on the Year 6 induction day last term after being elected as Head Boy and Girl. We ensured that the Year 6 students felt comfortable in their new school environment, and introduced ourselves meaning that the Year 7s joining in September hopefully will feel comfortable speaking to us, if they needed a friendly face to speak to. In addition, Sally and I helped to judge the Year 7 speaking contest alongside English teachers. The last task for the Head Girl/Boy and Deputies was to organise the Sixth Form sports day on Tuesday 19 July. Events consisted of a variety of obstacle races, and included a teacher versus student football with a mass game of rounders to finish off.

Deputy Head Boy Henry Morgan Studying at A-Level Business Studies Film Studies General Studies Travel & Tourism

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and one national or international charity. To ensure we raise as much money as possible and beat our last amount for the previous year we will have various fundraising events at different times of the year.

and the ideas she will want bring to sixth form, and the Sixth Form Council. Within the Council we will hope to organise new events such as a Freshers party, where the new Year 12s and Year 13s can intermix and the year 12s can feel comfortable in their new In previous years we have stuck to the environment of sixth form. tradition of Freaky Friday which is a Hallowe’en based fundraising event, Frosty Jake writes: Friday which is a Christmas season event, I hope to be approachable to all pupils so and Flirty Friday, a Valentines day themed that I can be a source of support for younger event. These events involve years 7 to 11 students, as well as a role model. I also and are thoroughly enjoyed by all. wish to ensure that the sixth form are given Another key traditional fundraising opportunity to voice their opinions in order opportunity is selling Krispy Kreme to improve their school lives. doughnuts, which is always a good way to raise as much money as possible for our chosen charities. In the coming academic year, we wish to create many other ideas to raise as much money as the Krispy Kreme doughnuts do!

The Freshers event in September is important to me and as Head Boy I will take on this role, along with Hannah and the deputies, to ensure that the new Year 12’s can integrate into the sixth form - as there are many changes from GCSE to A-Level life Traditionally in the sixth form we choose to We are also excited to be working with our so they should be made to feel welcome and fundraise for two charities, one local charity new head of sixth form, Mrs Remmington, comfortable right from the start.

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Mon, 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. Contact Sarah to book.,

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, 07876443392

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

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Tue & Thu

16.30 & 17.00

Wendover Swimming Lessons at Green Park, see advert page 6

Anne Brooman 01296 623542



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



Colour Wheel Art Class, all topics, Ellesborough Parish Hall

Steve Hedges 01844 273076



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



Golden Girls exercise class for ladies 55+, St Anne’s Hall, 07876443392



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 Julie 07710 196334



Sketch Club, £10 per session, Wendover Library Room

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

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(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



Scottish Country Dancing with Lucy Clark Scottish Country Dance Club, Oldham Hall HP16 0AZ​



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, new term starts 30 Sep, see advert page 4




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

JUST 01296 623123



JAZZERCISE classes to suit you.

07900 987230



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

WENDOVER MEMORIAL HALL Ideal for Weddings & Functions Excellent kitchen facilities Late licences available Enquiries : 07804 671445 30


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

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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


ST ANNE’S HALL to hire All enquiries to Angela German 07423 266713

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Exhibitions & activities at Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP, see page 2 Bucks County Show, Weedon Park, Aylesbury, see page 2 Parish Quiz Entry forms Due, Clock Tower, see front page Simply Walk at Wendover Woods Pre-Paralympics Carnival, Stoke Mandeville Stadium, see page 2 Herts Open Studios 2016 (times & locations vary), see page 2 Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge 2016, Princes Risborough School, see page 3 Buckinghamshire Bird Club Meeting, also 18, see website for details of time & location Group Cycle Rides with Aylesbury Cycling UK, also 11, 18 & 25, see page 2 Coombe Hill Run 2016, starts Shoulder of Mutton, see page 3 Wendover Arm Trust Open Day, St Mary’s Drayton Beauchamp, see page 3 Kimble and Ellesborough Horticultural Society Autumn Show, Stewart Hall, Little Kimble, see page 3 British Music & Words, St Dunstan’s Church HP27 9JE, see page 3 Wendover Parish Council Meeting, Wendover Library Room Learn My Way, Wendover Library, booking required see page 2 The Scooter Group!, for local mobility scooter users, Wendover Christian Centre Wendover Area walk, also 11 & 18 at 10.00 and 20 at 10.30, see website for details KEHS Horrific Horticulture, Stewart Hall, Little Kimble, see page 4 Buckland, Drayton Beauchamp and Aston Clinton WI, Anthony Hall, Aston Clinton Wendover Twinning Association Coffee Morning, Red Lion Carers Bucks Support Group, Wendover Library Room International Conversation, Wendover Library Room, please book at the Library, see page 2 Harvest Supper & Ceilidh, Anthony Hall, Aston Clinton, see page 4 Snowdon Sunset Challenge, Mt Snowdon Miss Stitch and Miss Stitch Seniors at PlainStitch, also Sat 24, Plainstitch Workrooms, above 8 High St St Dunstan's Church Fun Day HP27 9JE, see page 4 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild, AGM and “Lethbridge Sisters”, S Mandeville Methodist Church, see page 4 Hail Caesar for Chilterns MS Centre, Nora Grace Hall, Tring, see page 4 Halton Village Festival & Halton House Open Day, Halton Village, see adverts pages 4 & 5 “Two Arms on Two Legs” run, Wendover & Aylesbury Arms Grand Union Canal Bosom Buddies breast cancer support group, Orchard Children’s Centre HP23 5DJ Chiltern Humanists Meeting, “Humanist Heroes”, Wendover Library Room, see page 5 Wendover Evening WI “The Amber Room”, St Anne’s Hall, see page 5 Grandparents Association Support Group, Holiday Inn, Weston Turville Quiz Night at the King & Queen, South St Aston Clinton, Buckland & Drayton Beauchamp Horticultural Society, “Lindengate”, Anthony Hall, see page 5 Friends of Wendover Library Charity Golf Day, Whiteleaf Golf Course, see page 5 Antiques & Collectors Market , Wendover Memorial Hall Wendover Horticultural Society, “Livery Companies of London”, Wendover Library Room, see page 6 Wendover Choral Society Rehearsals begin at St Mary’s Aylesbury Centre for the National Trust, “Tall Ship Sailing”, Broughton Jr Schl HP20 1NQ, see page 6 Lipreading & Hearing Loss Taster Session, Wendover Library Room, see page 6 Flotsam Book Group, King & Queen Pub, South St Quiz with Fizz for PACE, Bedgrove Community Ctre, see page 6 Aston Wine Club, Buckland Village Hall On Screen “Spotlight”, Wendover Library Room, tickets £5 from Library, see page 6 St Mary’s Open Day see page 6 Wendover Local Produce Market, Manor Waste Wendover Chairman’s Charity Ball - see advert page 5 Concert - “Drop Another Hat”, St Mary the Virgin WestonTurville, see page 7 Wendover Music Jazz with Alexandra Ridout Quintet, St Mary’s Church, see page 7 Knit & Natter, Wendover Library Room, see page 2 Wendover Art Club AGM, Wendover Library Room, see page 7 “The Butler Did It!”, RAF Halton Theatre, see advert front page Macmillan Cancer fundraising auction, The Swan, Great Kimble, see page 8 Halton Singers Autumn Show - Pick 'n Mix, Halton Village Hall, see advert page 4 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild day seminar, S Mandeville Methodist Church, see page 8 Colour Blast: The Scramble for Rennie Grove Hospice, Penn Estate, see page 8 Babies & Kids Market, Weston Turville Village Hall, see page 8 Full Choral Evensong, Stanford, Schubert, etc. St Mary’s, Weston Turville, see page 8 Reading Group for the Visually Impaired, Wendover Library Room Wendover Art Club Meeting, “Kandinsky”, Wendover Library Room, see page 7 Macmillan Coffee Morning, Bonnybrook, Little Kimble, see page 8 Memory Pathways, Lindengate Site, contact Lindengate for details Weston Turville Historical Society, W Turville Village Hall, see page 8

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Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

View from the Chair

Work on building Wendover’s case for better mitigation against HS2 continues. A co-ordinated presentation is being designed by members of the POP Group so the presentation by Wendover and Halton Parish Councils represents the views in their petitions as well as those of individuals and organisations not granted Locus Standi by the House of Lords. Murray Cooke has been helping to co-ordinate input for the presentation which will be undertaken at the House of Lords in mid-October.

local organisations and people asking for comments and inviting them to become part of a Consultation Group that will be central to the formation of the Local plan. The Plan will help with future planning decisions and provide input to Housing, Recreation, Schools, Health facilities, Transport, Roads, Parking and other infrastructure. It is important that people get involved and as wide a cross section of people as possible are represented. Recently it became clear that the Parish Council consultation process needs updating as illustrated by comments about the Manor Waste redevelopment. This is your opportunity to be involved in the Consultation. Please take part, if you do not, you cannot say you have not had the opportunity. This is your chance – we want as diverse a representation as possible. Robert Duggan, Chairman

The bench is being modelled by our new Assistant Clerk Chloe!

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

Apple in the Orchard

All the buds were removed during the winter pruning of the fruit trees in Rope Walk Meadow but at least one was missed and has given us the first apple in our new Community Orchard. The apple is a Buckinghamshire Sheep’s Nose, given the name because it is flattened at the base with a distinct taper and five crowned – like a sheep’s nose. The name Sheep’s Nose is a synonym for Black Gilliflower.

Also requiring extensive input by the Parish Council is the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan. The Parish Council VALP was delegated to the Planning Committee on 16 August as the deadline is 5 September which would make it too late to respond if the resolution was left until that evening. An exhibition of intentions Parish Council Meeting was held on 4 August by AVDC at St Anne’s Monday 5 September, 7.30pm Hall. Hopefully many people were able to Wendover Library Room attend and will submit their views before the deadline using the form on AVDC’s website The Parish Council response will be resolved Bench overlooking Hampden Pond The bench on the corner of Church Lane, has at the September meeting. slowly had the view obscured by growing WPC is appointing consultants to help shrubs and bushes. This has been rectified Police at the Library devise a Neighbourhood Plan. One of the and it is now possible to see across the Pond. Wendover Library has become the new key building blocks is to ensure the process Information Point for the local Police and is for consultation with the local population open on Tuesday and Thursday from 10am is undertaken as effectively as possible. to 12pm. It will be staffed by TVP trained Letters have been sent by the Clerk to volunteers and members of the local policing team. The project, which began in July, will run for six months after which the success of the service will be assessed. Wendover Parish Council, The Clock Tower, High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU

01296 623056


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