August 2012 Wendover News

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A Summer of Games After the excitement of the Torch Relay, at last the Games are in full swing followed by the Paralympics and Stoke Mandeville will be the focus of the world. See also http:// Bucks County Show

Rubbish August is the last full month when we will be using our old bin system. More news at a Play Day in Vale Park, Aylesbury on Wednesday 1 August. See also newbins

Flame ceremony Four flames from London, Belf as t, Cardiff and Edinburgh will be united in the Guttmann Stadium in a Flame Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday 28 August. ahead of the 24-hour overnight Relay, concluding at the Olympic Stadium on 29 August at the start of the Paralympic Games.

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The annual Bucks County Show is on Thursday 30 August at Weedon Park.  Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop, A free bus service runs throughout the 19, High St, Wendover HP22 6DX day from Station Way, Aylesbury to the S ho wg r ou n d. F irs t b us l e a ves Wendover News is delivered through Aylesbury 9.30am; last bus leaves the the door to many local households. If Showground at 6.30pm. See also you do not receive one at home and would like to volunteer to deliver for us to your road, please contact the office (see above). Wendover News would like to thank all our willing volunteers.

RAF Flypast date : Tuesdays 7 & 21 August at 1.30pm To celebrate the completion of training at RAF Halton we can expect a flypast (weather permitting).


INVITATION The Shoulder of Mutton Invites you to a Garden Party in aid of IRHH

August Mystery Object

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Saturday 1st September 2012 From 5pm onwards Live Music Hog Roast by King’s Farm plus Kings Farm Products Chiltern Brewery Ales and Products Raffle Face Painting Hair Braiding In aid of Iain Rennie Grove House Charity 20 Pound Street, Wendover, HP22 6EJ 01296 623223


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What’s on in August 2012 for September 2012 events, please contact us before Monday 13 August Wendover News, Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop, High Street, HP22 6DX  01296 624270  Calendar entry FREE, one line; What’s On Box charity rate £12 : 20 words Mondays 13.30 Wendover Baby/Toddler Group 0-5yrs term time. Wendover Memorial Hall, details 709791 Mondays The Rotary Club of Wendover & District, see Mondays 19.30 -21.30 Bucks French Club, Holiday Inn, Weston Turville, except Bank holidays, details 07738 512664 Mondays New Kung Fu classes for kids and adults Call Mark on 07809 403208 St Anne’s Hall. See advert on page3 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fridays JAZZERCISE classes to suit you : 07900 987230 Tue & Wed19.30 Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell : details 624089 Tue & Thu Morning and Evening Adult, Teen & Children's Yoga Classes. 01296 623543, Tuesdays 8.30am onwards Not Just Coffee mornings, Wendover Christian Centre, all welcome Tuesdays 10.00 Simply Walk, meet at Wendover Clock Tower for easy walk approx 1 hour, details 01494 475367 Tuesdays 13.30-15.30 artsmart Drawing for Absolute Beginners, Wendy Lewis Studio, Wendover 01494 670372 Tuesdays 20.00 Wheelers & Dealers, Square Dance Club, Wendover Memorial Hall : 07731 776654 Tuesdays 20.00 IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall, or call 01296 612632 Wed’days 19.45 - 20.45 Salsa Dance Classes at Wendover Royal British Legion, Bookings: 07767 234532 Thursdays 19.00 Ballroom & Latin Dance Class / 20.00 : Dance, Wendover Memorial Hall, details 01442 865734 Thursdays 19.45 Wendover Choral Society, St. Mary’s Church Wendover. New Term 8 Sept Details 01296 620450 AUGUST Wed 01 10.00 Wendover U3A, St Mary’s Church, Wendover Thu 02 19.00 Wendover Library Reading Group : For details call 07979 855047 Sat 04 09.00-16.00 Taste of Summer Mini Food Festival on Manor Waste organised by No2 in aid of FNHH Tue 07 12.00-13.30 Justice & Peace Lunch: Home made soup. Suggested donation £3.00. W. Christian Centre Wed 08 Evenings: Grandparents Association Support Group, Holiday Inn W. Turville See article on page 4. Thu 09 13.00-15.00 Chocolate is Good for You! Come and meet Carers Bucks in W. Library Room. See page 4 Thu 09 19.45 Wendover Evening WI, No speaker, Informal meeting, St Anne’s Hall, , details 01296 582318 Thu 09 20.00 Chiltern Writers: Sharing our Work / Short Story Competition Awards, Wendover Library Room Sat 11 14.00 : Weston Turville Horticultural Society Annual Show in the Village Hall, see article one page 4. Sun 12 18.15 for 18.30: Contemplative Fire at St Mary’s Church, Wendover. All welcome COPY DATE FOR next edition of WENDOVER NEWS MONDAY 13 August Thu 16 “The Wedding Singer” presented by Aylesbury Vale Youth Theatre at Pendley, Tring, see editorial on page 5 Sat 18 09.00-13.00 Local Produce Market : Manor Waste, Wendover Sat 18 14.-17.00 Open Garden: HOMELANDS in Springs Lane, Ellesborough. See editorial page 5. Thu 23 14.30 W.T. U3A Beryl Hinton on Experience of a Dentist in Tanzania, WT Village Hall. Thu 23-25 19.30 “The Importance of being Ernest” - Drama Studio, Aylesbury Grammar School -see editorial on p5 SEPTEMBER Sat 01 17.00 >> Live Music Garden Party at Shoulder of Mutton, see advert on Front of Wendover News Sun 02 Walk an Arm’s Length Sponsored Walk as you Wend-Over to Tring, for details see advert on page 6. Fri 07/Sat08 19.45 Wendover Theatre Society presents Two One-Act plays. W. Memorial Hall, see page 7 Sat 08 14.00-17.00 Autumn Fayre at St Mary the virgin, Weston Turville, see advert on pg 3 enq. 612303 Sun 09 10.00-16.00 Halton House Open Day — see editorial feature on page 7. Mon 10 13.30 Final Wendover History Walk, Tickets £7.00 in advance from clock Tower: includes tea and cake

Have you ever thought of singing in a choir? Wendover Choral Society welcomes new members for the start of a new term in September. Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings at 7.45 at St Mary’s Church, Wendover. Autumn term starts on September 6th 2012 and we will be rehearsing Gabrieli and Monteverdi for our Christmas concert on December 1st. If you would like to know more about us, visit our website or ring Olive Watts on 01296 620450 Wendover Choral Society. Charity no. 1107449

WENDOVER CE JUNIOR SCHOOL Wharf Road, Wendover HP22 6HF Tel: 01296 696822

MIDDAY SUPERVISORS REQUIRED Our friendly, caring school requires additional Midday Supervisors to join our lunchtime team in September. The role involves supervising the children while they eat lunch in the hall (hot meals and packed lunches) as well as playground duty. The role also involves some light cleaning and general lunch hall tasks. The hours of work are 12.00pm to 1.20pm, Monday to Friday, although part-time applicants will be considered. If you are enthusiastic, hardworking and enjoy working with children, then this could be the job for you! For full details and an application form, please contact Catriona Durrant on 01296 696822 (option 4) or Please note that the school is closed from 23 July to 31 August inclusive but messages and emails will be picked up regularly.

This post is subject to an enhanced CRB disclosure. Closing date: 12 noon, Friday 17 August Interviews: Week beginning 3 September


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There will even be ingredients for sale to Summer Activities at Ashbrook Tag Rugby on Tuesday evenings until 21 recreate tonight’s meal at home! August at 6pm, girls and boys from 6 to 15 The team are lining up a spectacular array of are welcome - 07817 817634. Soccer Schools on Friday evenings at 7pm real ales from near and far. Some you will for 6 weeks. £1 per session. 07525 349228 already know and others we are sure you will grow to love. For those of you who are or already familiar with No2, you will know that supporting British produce is paramount to Russell Arms ~ a New Era the ethos. And this will continue over to Russell Arms public house in Butlers Cross, Russell Arms. a watering hole and coaching house since 1763, is about to embark on a new and There will be home-grown brands, including exciting era. Neil, Nicola and James, the Fevertree, Fentimans, Drovers Farm and team behind No2 Pound Street, Wendover, Bloomberry on the soft drinks front. have fought off stiff competition to secure the Commonplace on the bar will be British born tenancy. This new start will see this team’s gins, vodkas, whiskies and plenty of other passion, enthusiasm and commitment launch interesting tipples. Not to forget, there will, of a new concept of pub. course, be a real treat with the wine list, and English wines will be a mainstay. This will be “We want to be the hub of the community,” no ordinary pub. explains Neil, “bringing home the values of old… real food, real ale and great service”. And finally… the food! Russell Arms chef, Russell Arms will offer a slice of something Matthew Hiscoe, is classically trained and for all, be it a pint of milk and a bacon butty has achieved many years service at one of for the busy commuter; a midday meeting Britain’s culinary institutions serving all things place for lunch; an afternoon cookery lesson; Great and British; WILTONS. Matthew will a great pint after work; a bar snack; or a full be creating a menu to travel for, a menu for blown dinner (or even your wedding!). everyday dining, and a real buzz about local produce. There will be a village shop providing locally sourced produce including vegetables, milk, Opening August 2012, and the diary is taking bread and cheese, alongside everyday bookings today! Follow Russell Arms on essentials, including tea, coffee and biscuits. twitter RussellButlersX

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AUTUMN FAYRE Sat 8 Sept. 2pm to 5pm Plants, cakes, refreshments, tombolas, Books, white elephants, nearly new Bell tower open for viewing, etc Indoors if wet. Enq. 424982, 612303

HIGH WYCOMBE ORPHEUS MALE VOICE CHOIR In CONCERT with YOUNG GUEST ARTISTES 7.30pm Saturday 29 September ST MARY’S CHURCH, WENDOVER In aid of St Mary’s Refurbishment Fund Tickets: £10 to include wine or soft drink. Available from: @st marys shop, Wendover or Wendover Clock Tower


Volunteers needed ..... to make home made soup for the Justice and Peace Lunches held at Wendover Christian Centre on the first Tuesday of each month.

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Taste of the Summer Saturday 4 August 9am-4pm Manor Waste Wendover will have its own mini Food Festival on the Manor Waste on the first Saturday in August. It has been organized by No2 who specialise in British food and drink so there should be treats for everyone. Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity will be the beneficiary.

The Grandparents’ Association Aylesbury Vale Support Group Wednesday 8 August, Holiday Inn The Aylesbury Vale Support Group upholds the view of The Grandparents’ Association (a registered national charity) that grandchildren should have a right to contact with their grandparents (as long as it is safe to do so). We are a group that is not only sympathetic providing support for grandparents with contact issues but we are proactive as well. If you are interested in joining our group we have meetings on 8 August, 12 September and the second Wednesday of each month thereafter. For further information please ‘phone 01296 582614, or simply turn up on the night at The Holiday Inn Hotel.

and a chance to chat and ask any questions you might have about your caring role. If you are a family carer and would like to come along to the group you will be sure of a friendly welcome. There is no charge. You are welcome to come along on the day. If you require more information please contact: Carers Bucks, Ardenham Court, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8HT. Telephone 0300 777 2722. Do you require transport to and from the venue? Do you require a sitting service? We can help. Carers Bucks dedicated to supporting family Carers.

WT Horticultural Soc. Annual Show

Saturday 11 August, 2pm, WT Village Hall The Annual Show of the Weston Turville Horticultural Society will take place on Saturday 11 August at 2pm in Weston Turville Village Hall. Schedules of classes are available from shops in the village – Hare and Booty, the Village Store & Cathy’s on New Road – why not join in? Classes include Horticulture, Floral Art, Domestic, Handicraft and junior classes too – something for everyone! In addition there will be a Plant Stall, Dog Show, Tombola, Children’s Games, Greeting Cards on sale, Bee display and more. Delicious refreshment stall. This Chocolate is Good for You! is always a great family & village affair – so Thu 9 August 1–3pm, at W Library Room Come and hear the history of chocolate and do come along and join in the fun. For more how it is good for you. Also refreshments information please call Pat Rutherford on 613965.



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Thu 16 – Sat 18 August, 7:30pm (2:30pm Sat) Pendley Call Simon Shirley Court Theatre, HP23 5QY 625053 / 07836 665512 A friendly and reliable service Aylesbury Vale Youth Theatre Proudly Presents… Based on the award winning Adam Sandler film, Aylesbury Vale Youth Theatre’s summer musical is a fast paced ELIZABETH LEE musical comedy exploring the life of the rock-star wannabee BLINDS & CURTAINS Robbie Hart. With an 80’s rock band on the side and songs 01442 384567 that will make you want to laugh and cry, this musical is a  friendly family company sure fire hit! TICKETS: £10 (£8)  1000's of fabrics Call 07543 560478 / Online  handmade curtains & pelmet  roman blinds The Importance of Being Ernest  wood, roller, venetian blinds Drama Studio, Aylesbury Grammar School, HP21 7RP  conservatory blinds Thu 23 – Sat 25 August, 7:30pm Free measuring, advice The famous Oscar Wilde comedy, set in 19th century & fitting England is a roller coaster of a ride through fake friends to Showroom and workroom: real love. As Aylesbury Vale Youth Theatre’s summer play, 98 High St, Berkhamsted, HP4 2BL the show stretches from friends in the country to a baby lost in a suitcase. TICKETS: £6 (£5) Call 07875 977298 / online

Open Garden Saturday 18 August from 2-5pm Homelands in Springs Lane Ellesborough will be open for the National Gardens Open for Charity scheme. Look for signs between the Village Hall, Butlers Cross and St Peter & St Paul’s Church. Teas in aid of Ellesborough Church. A secluded one acre garden on chalk, late flowering and autumn planting, range of features include mature wild flower meadow, wildlife pond, secluded seating areas. Garden quiz for children.

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Sunday 2 September London Road, Wendover Did you realise that the backbone of Britain's  01296 622286 canal system, the Grand Union Canal from  07870 130702 London to Birmingham depends on water from Wendover? The main feeder is the Pruning & Weeding Wendover Arm which was built primarily to Hedge & Tree Work supply water from the Wendover springs some 6¾ miles away. The Marsworth flight of Lawn Care locks as well as the Wendover and Aylesbury Grass Cutting Arms were all closed earlier this year Small Landscapes because of the second successive dry winter. Roy Seabrook H: 01296 625531 M: 07906 398187 For a professional service please call Roy

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The Trust invites your family and friends to "Walk an Arm's length" - a major sponsored walk along the full 6¾ miles of the Wendover Arm on Sunday 2 September starting from Wharf Road, Wendover and finishing at Bulbourne Junction, near Tring. The route is flat and has stunning views. Service personnel from Halton will be marshalling the route and volunteers from Canal & River Trust will be offering tours of Tringford Pumping Station, not open to the public. Refreshments, toilets and activities will be available en route with hot food and a bar at The Grand Junction Arms, Bulbourne. Take a ride aboard a narrow boat from Bulbourne to see the Arm from the water. £10 per adult, accompanied children free. Register online at or phone 07547 181857

Wendover’s best kept secret There’s something very satisfying about starting a project from scratch and then three months later producing a shining finished product. We’ve all done it at some time even if it was years ago at school or college. There is a very diverse group of people in and around Wendover who do this twice a year. I’m talking about WENDOVER CHORAL SOCIETY which has been in existence for many years but recently has had something of a rebirth. Not many of the members are good musicians, we can’t all read music and we are not especially young or talented. What we are is enthusiastic and so proud of what we have achieved recently. We would love to welcome new members, especially as our next concert (1 December) should be a beauty. There is no audition to get in and no age limit and you can even try us out before you make up your mind. So, if you fancy it, come along at 7.40 on 6 September when we start rehearsals again. You will be warmly welcomed. We rehearse every Thursday evening between 7.45 and 9.45 in St Mary’s Church, Wendover, so please have a look at our website : Also see our advert on page 2 in this issue. Great music – lots of fun.

News from Wendover Health Centre 01296 623452 Registration We welcome any new patients living in the Wendover area. If you wish to register at the Health Centre please complete form GSM1 which is available from Reception. You will need to produce proof of address (such as a utility bill or rental agreement) and ID (preferably with a photograph). Further details and health data forms are available on our website at see ‘New Patients’. Opening hours We will be closed on Saturday 25th and Monday 27th August, otherwise our normal opening hours will apply during August. We open at 7:30am every weekday except Wednesday, and stay open until 8pm on Tuesdays. We are open on Saturday mornings from 8:3010:30am. Early morning, evening and Saturday appointments can only be booked in advance. (At these times we are not open for emergencies.)

Between 6:30pm and 08:00 am and at encountered when travelling overseas, weekends and holidays all calls are such as hepatitis and yellow fever. We can also provide prescriptions for diverted to Bucks Urgent Care. medicines to prevent malaria. If you are GP registrars planning a trip overseas and want to Westongrove is an accredited training utilise this service please complete our practice for GP registrars. They are fully travel risk assessment form at least six qualified doctors who are undergoing weeks before you travel. This is specialist training in general practice. In available from reception or downloaded August Dr Mayurika Wimalaratna will re from our website. Based on your -join us at Wendover Health Centre for completed form, you will be advised her third and final year of training. what vaccines are recommended for the countries you intend to visit, and the cost (travel services fall outside our New nurse manager On 24 July we welcome Ms Annie NHS contract). For those needing Nelhams who is joining us from Charing urgent protection we suggest you utilise Cross Hospital as the senior nurse the commercially run MASTA service manager for Westongrove. We are very ( excited about the skills and experience she brings to the practice, especially in New clinical software system running nurse-led clinics dealing with We thank you for your patience during acute illness and minor injuries. the switchover to our new software system, EMIS-Web. The transition went very smoothly and we are already Travel clinics We offer vaccines against some of the beginning to reap the benefits that it has more serious disease that can be to offer.

Events Wendover Theatre Society Two One-Act Plays Fri & Sat 7 & 8 Sept, 7.45pm, Wendover Memorial Hall The Wendover Theatre Society will be performing 2 One Act Plays in the form of a Supper Theatre evening with Licensed Bar.(Bring your own Supper to enjoy during the evening). The two plays are "Ghosts of Bedlam" by Arthur Aldrich and "The Fat Lady Sings in Little Grimley" by David Tristram. It promises to be a good evening’s entertainment with two very different and contrasting plays. The first being a thought provoking drama and the second a brilliant comedy!! Tickets cost £9.00 for Adults, £7.50 for Concessions and are available from Wendover Tourist Office 01296 696759.

Halton House Open Day 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday 9 September 2012 Commissioned by Alfred Rothschild to join the other Rothschild family residences in Buckinghamshire, Halton House was completed in 1883 and for 30 years provided the venue for Alfred’s sparkling weekend house parties which attracted the cream of British society, stars of the theatre and even Royalty. On Alfred’s death in 1918, the House was acquired by the fledgling Royal Air Force and, for the past 90+ years, has served as the Officers’ Mess at RAF Halton. On Sunday, 9 September 2012 the House will be opened to the public. A team of guides will be on hand to elaborate on the history of the House both in the Rothschild era and in RAF hands. A shuttle bus will run between the House and the Station’s Trenchard Museum, where more can be learnt about the history and the RAF’s Apprentice Scheme.

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come in. If you've been waiting for the right The Transport Secretary, Justine Greening, time to step up and pitch in to help the NO JOB TOO SMALL has announced that a public consultation on campaign against HS2 - it's here. Domestic Hot/Cold Water Systems the compensation scheme for people whose Central Heating Systems, Power Showers & Boilers properties are affected by HS2 has been Just think about that number for a second: Electrics & Repairs Pumps delayed until the autumn. In a written 100,000 people who, like you, know how Sanitation Systems, Tiling, Outside Taps, statement to Parliament Ms Greening critical it is to make the powerful case against Drains Unblocked reminded MPs that she had promised a HS2 - and are willing to step up and own a Fully qualified & Insured Office: 01296 581200 generous compensation package for those piece of making that happen. Mobile: 07771 510 971 affected, which went above the minimum Get everyone you know who think HS2 required by law, and stated that it is imperative that the right package is put in represents the wrong choice for our country to sign up as a supporter TODAY at place. Learn to Drive with It takes less than a ROUND THE BEND DRIVING SCHOOL minute to sign up but here's why it matters: Volunteers needed Special offer - £15 per Antony Chapman, Treasurer of the This campaign is only as strong as the hour for the first three hours, Wendover HS2 action group, is setting up a people behind it. If we don't build our then just £23 per hour! small fund-raising committee, and needs grassroots organisation -- we cannot win. It's If you are interested call Brian on 01442 381549 or 07988 742385 volunteers. If you are interested please as simple as that. contact him, either by phone on 01296 CCS 623730 or by email a t HS2 Action Alliance is a national campaign Christian’s Funds making the powerful case against HS2. For Cleaning are needed for day-to-day local campaigning further information about HS2, its implications Service the campaign visit activities, as well as to help finance the a n d Domestic and Office cleaning Carpets Internal windows or follow us on national campaign against HS2. 01296 420248 twitter @hs2aa or facebook at http:// HS2 Action Alliance

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These letters are all in response to business owners who give up time to Andrew Radford’s letter in the July help all local businesses in a variety of edition of Wendover News. ways, eg decorating the High Street and organising events to bring business and We would like to tell the people of new people into Wendover. We are Wendover that these big chains do not currently working to introduce a loyalty contribute to local events organised by scheme “I Love Wendover”, which we Wendover Chamber of Trade and hope will help promote all types of Commerce. One big business, despite businesses encouraging local people to numerous appeals for them to support support their High Street. We all know the High Street decorations for the the saying: “Use us or lose us”. Jubilee and Olympic celebrations, said they were unable to give even a small We do not want our High Street to contribution as they had sponsored become a clone of every other High elsewhere. The map in the centre of Street. Having worked in Wendover for June’s edition of Wendover News lists 27 years, my business and others have the businesses which did support this survived the recessions and despite the venture from which we continue to very tough economic climate now, many benefit and will do so until the end of the of our High Street shops and Paralympic Games in September. businesses appear to be flourishing. Independent traders including non retailers and businesses not in the High Whatever your feelings regarding the Street gave generously, this includes bigger chains, there is a darker more worrying cloud hanging over our local some businesses with small chains. businesses which will almost certainly The Chamber, also concerned about have a detrimental effect, and that is W ith the closure of the the empty premises in the village, HS2. wonders if bigger chains are the answer Ellesborough Road for a minimum of for Wendover. If they were to come, we two years, many people who come from would not be able to choose which that direction will go to Risborough instead rather than take the lengthy chains we might or might not like. diversion into Wendover. I know from For those not familiar with The past experience as I was trading here Chamber, we are a small group of local when the bypass was built. In addition,

there will be massive disruption and long delays on the A413 with many shoppers and people who work in Wendover experiencing problems travelling in. There will be a reduction in tourism and walkers. All these visitors form an important part of our local economy and are vital if our High Street is to prosper. I look forward to a time when the empty premises are filled with businesses that fit the needs of the community and the character of Wendover. Yvonne Bone, Scruples Wendover Chamber of Trade & Commerce

As the owner of Rossini, I am able to offer some recent experience about c h ai n s h o ps a n d a dd res s th e suggestion that Wendover is becoming a ghost town. In the last nine months I have met and s pok en with m an y pr os p ec ti ve businesses interested in the Rossini property, including businesses similar to those mentioned by Andrew Radford. The simple fact is that Wendover is not considered by those I have been in contact with to be large enough to support the style and demands of their operation. This is a pity because these businesses generate foot fall from which every local business would benefit, as


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Over 20 years experience His comparison with Later in the summer, the front on to the High No job too small

Mr Radford infers. Hemel Hempstead is not relevant since the Street will be clad in scaffolding as part of a population is over 5 times that of Wendover. major renovation necessary to preserve the fabric of the building which in parts, we are However, the overriding problem in told, is four to five hundred years old. I Wendover High Street, as everywhere else, apologise in advance for any inconvenience. is not so much the high rents as Mr Radford suggests, I am not aware that Wendover We have a clear vision of what Wendover generally suffers from this problem, it is wants Rossini to be, as a lot of people are simply that business is tough, very tough, constantly telling me and we have not totally given up on the idea of re-opening a particularly in the catering industry. restaurant designed to meet this demand. I see little chance of Wendover becoming a Rossini Revived perhaps, watch this space! John Dennis ghost town; it is too vibrant for that to happen as we saw with the hugely successful Diamond Jubilee Celebrations and which we Chain Shops in Wendover see daily in our other Wendover business, I believe it has been previously stated in The Children’s Room day nursery in South Wendover News, in connection with the Street. As we experienced with Rossini, Costa Coffee planning application, that it is Wendover is also a fun place to trade. How policy to discourage ‘national brands’ from many empty pubs are there in Wendover, yet moving into Wendover. If this is the case and they’ve been closing at up to 50 a week such policy is still in place, then it needs to be across the country since 2009. recognised that it is a flawed policy. We already have a number of national brands in I am frequently asked about the future for the village - Tesco, Budgens, Timpsons, Rossini. In addition to the freehold, the Lloyds Pharmacy, Co-op, Lloyds Bank, Chef property is now available for rent which, had & Brewer (Shoulder of Mutton), and this been the case last October, Wendover Harpenden BS and I think most people would would have almost certainly had its sixth agree that if these businesses were not in ethnic restaurant months ago. I cannot Wendover, then we would be all the poorer predict who the next occupant will be but for it and Wendover would be a far less unless planning permission was obtained for attractive and convenient place to live. a change of use, unlikely to be granted, it will Mike Sparkes remain a hostelry of some description.

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Bucks County Council has approved Wendover’s plan and a joint working group representing the County Library Service and Wendover Community Library Group has been set up. Beauty Therapy Wendover Community Library now has a secure future. The Pampering, for those who wouldn’t normally… Facials, Waxing, Manicures, Pedicures, professional staff will be supported by trained volunteers. Rachel Kingston

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We look forward to having a thriving library for Wendover. We are working with the County Library Service on a five year development plan for the Community Library encouraging local community involvement. We want WCL to become a major hub of community activity in Wendover and the surrounding villages. We anticipate transitional arrangements will apply during September before a formal launch of WCL in October. It’s important to add that Wendover’s Library will remain open as the new arrangements are phased in. You can obtain more information on the progress towards WCL by contacting me, (, or any other member of the Wendover Community Library Group. Philip Mitchell

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You decide at! Wendover Local Area Forum is asking residents to decide how to spend £10,000. There are six projects all meeting local priorities and all you have to do is fill in this voting sheet or go to to decide which projects you want to support.

To vote pick four of the projects and put them in rank order with 1 being the top. No two numbers should be the same. The top three projects will receive full funding and the fourth will receive the remaining funding.

Young people aged 11+ are being invited to vote and take part in a range of activities in the area organised through the Local Area Forum. If you are unable to attend one of the activities, please feel free to vote YOUR NAME: ________________________________________ using this ballot form or online at POSTCODE: _________________________________________



The Boomerang Toy Library loans high-quality toys to support children aged from birth to five years. Funding is needed to set up a new drop-in session in Wendover. The sessions give children, their parents and carers from a variety of backgrounds and abilities including those with special educational needs, the Rank (1-4): opportunity to interact with others and also provide toys on loan for disadvantaged families who cannot afford to purchase them.

As a community-run facility responsible for providing youth work in Wendover, WYC is starting an exciting new venture. As well as raising necessary funds to support this work, The Wharf Café will be a community space to meet local need by providing a warm sociable environment to groups such as Rank (1-4): young people, young families and older people. Funds are required to create a welcoming space that meets the needs of all users. Please support us.

Funding requested: £3,000

Funding requested: £3,000



Movers & Shakers enables elderly people to keep active and independent through weekly physical and creative activities. The people taking part are given a healthy lunch and are also involved in regular talks. The project aims to reduce loneliness and isolation and has been highly successful in other areas with Rank (1-4): 15 groups now set up. The funding will be used to set up a new group in Wendover and enable local people to participate in these activities.

AVYFC will run activities to bring the different generations together in Wendover, Weston Turville and Aston Clinton. In each area this will include a bingo night for all ages; a community café—similar to a youth café—where young people can demonstrate games such as Wii while older people teach old pub Rank (1-4): games, etc; and afternoon tea and computer skills. The focus is on younger and older generations meeting, having fun and learning from each other.

Funding requested: £3,000

Funding requested: £3,000



Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service has developed the Blue Light Project to give young people aged 13-19 in the Wendover local area the chance to learn new skills, including first-aid training, fire fighting skills, dam building, fire safety, radio communications. This not-for-profit course promotes Rank (1-4): community spirit, self-confidence and motivation and leads to an ASDAN award, which will benefit the young people taking part.

Young Carers Bucks supports and provides activities for children and young people who are looking after someone in their home with a disability or illness. It is estimated that only 25% of young carers are known nationally. This funding would enable work to be undertaken in local schools Rank (1-4): and community groups to raise awareness and help identify ‘hidden’ young carers who may be managing alone.

Funding requested: £2,500

Funding requested: £3,000

Voting is open to residents in the Wendover local area: Aston Clinton, Buckland, Drayton Beauchamp, Halton, Wendover and Weston Turville. There is only one vote per resident—please rank your top four choices (1-4) and provide your name/postcode to validate your vote. Closing date: 21 Sept 2012. Forum members will ratify the decision on 3 Oct 2012.

This form can be placed in the voting boxes in Budgens Wendover and other locations throughout the area or posted to: Locality Services, Buckinghamshire County Council, 6th Floor, County Hall, Aylesbury HP20 1UA. Please call 01296 382241 or email with any queries.

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RAF Halton has been busy preparing for the Olympic Games both nationally in terms of defence and locally supporting the Council’s events.

The voluntary band from RAF Halton recently performed a concert in St Mary's church to help raise funds for the on-going restoration fund. The Church which requires funds for continuous restoration turned out to be a superb venue acoustically. The band's Musical Director, Michael Pegram said: “The concert was a rewarding and worthwhile experience for the whole band.” Raising around £1200 the concert was a great success; so much so that the organisers have already asked the band to return in June next year.

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Locally RAF Halton has been busy supporting Aylesbury Vale District Council in their planning for the Olympic Torch Relay. Later in the Games calendar, the local area will take the international limelight at Stoke Mandeville Stadium for the Paralympics Flame Festival. RAF Halton will again be supporting this event with personnel in a variety of roles, proud of its place within the community and happy to be involved in the Council’s Olympics plans. This demonstration of the RAF working together with the local community comes on the heels of Armed Forces Day and suitably represents the mutually beneficial relationship between Buckinghamshire and RAF Halton.

RAF Central Band coming The renowned Central Band of the Royal Air Force will perform a charity Big Concert- Let the Chilterns Sing in St Mary’s Church, Wendover at 7pm on Saturday 17 November 2012. Organised by the Rotary Club of Wendover and District, the Big Concert is in aid of Help for Heroes and the Chiltern MS Centre, Halton. You will be able to sing along to your favourite songs, and refreshments will be served to soothe your tired voices. Further details can be found at on the ‘Big Concert - Let the Chilterns Sing’ page, where there is a poster to download. Save this date in your diaries now!

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total was an impressive 138 for 4 off 20 overs. Cublington’s batsmen responded well to the challenge but Tom Jackson’s 5 wickets for 7 off his 4 overs turned the match for Wendover as the home side were dismissed for 125, with Wendover winners by 13 runs.

Wendover Cricket Club was pleased to have supported and contributed to the success of ‘Wendover Celebrates’ by sponsoring the Barbeque, as well as jointly running it and providing volunteers in conjunction with the Junior Football Club. Additionally, the Cricket Club answered a last minute call to cut the The 1st XI recorded a win against Haddenham in the league by 5 wickets. In grass on the fields to an acceptable height. the 2nd XI game against Lacey Green, Harry Weather has played a significant part over Robinson junior’s 4 for 22 helped dismiss the last month and particularly on the junior them for 102 but the batsmen failed and we section. The U15s have only managed to were all out for 46. A very strong Ley Hill 2nd play twice and have had 13 cancellations! In XI rattled up 231 and led to another defeat. the 2 games they have played, they have However, a strong performance against the produced some outstanding performances. league leaders ensured the 2nd XI earned a At home to Waddesdon, Wendover racked creditable draw. The 2nd XI game on 14 July up 178 for 6 in 20 overs with Tom Grace top- was the only game in the league to survive scoring with 44*, whilst Ben Williamson and the weather and Widmer End were bowled Tom McPartlan both repeatedly struck the out for 128 but Shanil Patel 48 and Will Dean ball out of the ground as they made 40 and 34 ensured a comfortable win by 3 wickets. 36 respectively in rapid time. In reply, Waddesdon slumped to 40 all out with In the Village Cup semi-finals, the Tradesmen Matthew Smalley-Harris taking 3 wickets for 1 beat the Dragons whilst the Jolly Boys run and Tom Jackson 3 for 15, whilst Grace overcame Sharkey’s Sharks. The final held 3 catches in the rout giving a victory (delayed by the weather) was a closely fought affair and the Jolly Boys just came out margin of 138 runs. on top by beating the Tradesmen by 10 runs, Batting first at Cublington, Wendover U15’s 262 to 252. struggled to 55 for 4 after 15 overs but there was an amazing turnaround in the last 5 New players of any age and ability are overs as Tom McPartlan 63* and Dan Norton always welcome and should contact Club 16* combined effectively to add a staggering Captain Jonathan Seabrook on 01296undefeated 83 for the 5th wicket. Wendover’s 623286 or 07718-804 084.


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Wendover goes to Highgrove

Ian Phipps MCFHP MAFHP To celebrate 100 years of the Wildlife Trust Foot Health Practitioner movement, Prince Charles the patron of the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts, recently (Wendover – based) invited representatives from all over the UK to a reception at Highgrove House. Richard Birch, Wendover WENDOVER MEMORIAL HALL Home Visits - 01296 696032 Ideal for resident and chairman of the Chilterns Group of BBOWT, Surgery at the Weddings/Functions etc was one of the lucky ones to be given a tour of the gardens Belmore Centre late licences available and a chance to talk with HRH. ‘It was an opportunity to 01296 612361 Registered Member of the British mention that we help to look after the reserve at Dancers End Enquiries : 07804 671445 Association of Foot Health Professionals where Miriam Rothschild carried out early experiments in chalk grassland conservation’, says Richard. ‘HRH explained that Miriam had helped him with his own pioneering efforts at SINGING TUITION Chris G. Cycles wildflower meadow planting and became a good friend at a Level 3 British Cycling Coach & Offered by time when nature conservation was considered in some Qualified Bike Mechanic Licentiate of quarters to be a bit eccentric.’ Coaching for Competition or Leisure Trinity College

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Riding for the Disabled Volunteers are urgently needed for the Riding for the Disabled sessions which take place on Wednesdays, 1.30 to 2.45p.m., & Fridays, 1.30. to 3.00p.m., term time only, at the Saddle Club, RAF Halton. We need people willing to walk alongside riders as well as lead ponies so experience with horses is useful but not essential as training will be given. These sessions are immensely rewarding and enjoyable in all sorts of ways, so for further information, please contact Felicity Smettem on 01296 651598 or Claire Marinker, 0845 241 5335 for Wednesdays, Jean Kennedy on 0845 241 1356 or Fee Lightfoot, 07780 862166 for Fridays.

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Wendover Juniors Football Club (WJFC) held their annual football tournament at RAF Halton recently with the help of some of the RAF’s newest airmen, attracting about 4 000 spectators over the 2 day event, which aims to reach out to all children’s football clubs within a 20 mile radius, making it one of the biggest football tournaments in Buckinghamshire. This year saw an amazing 230 teams from Under 6s to Under 15s!

Dr Colin Riley was unanimously elected President of The Wendover Society at a special meeting on 3 July. Dr Riley was a founder member of the first committee when the Society was formed in 1965. Today the Society has well over 400 members and membership continues to grow. Mike Beard, Chairman of the Society, commented: 'After the sad death of Bryan Smith CBE, our previous President, we are very fortunate that Dr Riley, who has done so much for Wendover and its people, has agreed to take on this role.' The meeting also heard from Councillor Oliver Statham, Chairman of Wendover Parish Council Planning Committee, on a possible Neighbourhood Plan. An informal show of hands on this issue demonstrated that most members present were in favour of this.

The team captain for Wendover Juniors U13 team, James Patton said: “The team have played in 3 finals recently and have finally won one. Beating Chesham Athletic 2-1 on penalties after extra time was awesome.” Chairman Nick Collier gave a big thank you to those who assisted in making this year’s tournament the most successful ever hosted. WO Chris Eden who helped lead the team said: “With help from all of RAF Halton we all now have a great sense of achievement knowing we have played our part in helping raise in the region of a much needed £8 000 for WJFC who will be contributing £500 to the Station charities fund.”

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We will be at the Bucks Show on 30 August in the Home and Garden Marquee, our last outing this year. The poor summer weather has not been good for honey production with many members very pessimistic about taking Wendover Tennis and Squash Club a honey harvest this year. Let's hope for an We had a successful Finals Day in July. Our Indian Summer! Congratulations to 5 of our junior summer camps start on 30 July, so go members who sat and passed a national to beekeeping assessment this summer.

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Wendover Swimming Association The membership year started again on 1 July. Most of our members have renewed already, but a gentle reminder to those that have not yet renewed their membership. You can leave your form and subscription at the Pool when you go to swim, or send them to the address on the membership form. We are planning to run our popular summer afternoon sessions during much of the school holidays. We are still arranging our volunteers to cover the sessions so we cannot be exact about which sessions will be run but you can check our website at



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"I often find myself giving way to oncoming traffic by waiting at the end of a row of parked vehicles. Interestingly, there is a myth that this is a requirement laid down in the Highway Code." Peter doesn't make it clear if the parked cars are on his side of the road or the other. However. The highway code does state . . .

I do agree, though, that some sort of acknowledgement is essential. I've driven on your side of the road, you have had to slow right down/stop to let me pass therefore I will signal my thanks. I am behind a car waiting to turn right across a busy road, I could be there ages but you slow up enough to let the car turn - hopefully the driver will thank you, but I will also signal my gratitude as I can now get on my way. John Grimley (a regular visitor to Wendover)

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organising the Sixth Form Sports Day and are now looking forward to running the Sixth Form Council and charity fund raising next year. Good luck to both of them.’ Anne Cobley Head of Sixth Form

Thanks from IRGH Thanks to everyone who made the Wendover Summer Ball such a success. It raised around £1 000 for our nursing service and the other great news is it looks like we will be able to launch a Wendover Fundraising Group for IRGH off the back of it.

You Write Open Gardens 2 July: What a fabulous day! Thanks to reasonable weather, a great team effort and 6 varied gardens, you helped raise a terrific £2 266. This is the most that a group of gardens has raised for us this year and I would like to thank you for all your hard work and dedication. Presentation of the gardens ranged from ‘wild’ to immaculate and with all the additional attractions, there was something for everyone. I know how much time goes into getting a house and garden ready and appreciate the amazing effort.

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Sharp Memory?

Thanks in particular to those who served the delicious refreshments, organised additional plant and produce stalls, the quiz, hosted the Iain Rennie merchandise, and helped with brochure distribution and signage. We had around 270 visitors this time resulting from effective advertising, PR and signage and word of mouth recommendations.

Can anyone help? We have a wall clock in the Antiques Centre which has “SHARP, High Street, Wendover”, written on the dial. We have made enquiries but to no avail. Does anyone know who Sharp may be? Presumably it would have been a shop in the High Street around 1900 - 1920. We are keeping the clock and if anyone would like to see it, it is on the wall behind the counter. Thanks to all our volunteers who helped on Nicky Gregory the day. David and Maggie Parkins had so Antiques at Wendover many on refreshments and produce that it turned into a bit of a party. And why not?! Thank you We are still a long way from equalling the I am grateful, not least to God, for the amount raised from our last scheme in 2010 privilege of living in a largely honest village. I so if you know of any sponsors or lost a key in June, and three or four weeks benefactors who might be interested in match later found it sitting on a post in the street, funding the scheme I would be very grateful. where someone had kindly put it, having Jenny Moloney picked it up from the pavement. Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice Care David Pollard

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Daughter of a heating engineer father and secretary mother, Wendy Lewis was born and grew up in Warwickshire. Her mother wrote and told imaginative stories to Wendy throughout her childhood which encouraged her to write and draw from an early age. Wendy originally trained as a classical ballet dancer and was a Royal Ballet scholar until her early teens. At school her teacher recognised that she had a considerable ability for art and this led her to apply to art school. She first went to Sutton Coldfield School of Art and began to learn the rigorous discipline of drawing and painting. She then moved up to Birmingham School of Art and Design. Three further years were spent studying graphics and illustration. Whilst there her first three children's picture books were published. Working towards applying to the Royal College of Art she prepared her work diligently as she knew that there was fierce competition. After a whole week of tests and interviews she was awarded a place at this prestigious institution and there she attained her M.A. Seven years art education stood her in good stead for making the serious commitment of being an artist. A Senior Lecturing career ensued with a myriad

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View from the Chair As we prepare for our summer holidays, there are many activities in August which the Parish Council is involved with, nam ely Planning Committees, CIO activities, litter picking and so on. Please note there will not be a main Council meeting. With the added number of visitors to Wendover from far and wide and the fact that it is Olympic year, come more activities that are taken for granted. Hedge cutting, grass cutting, looking after trees and footpaths is at full throttle, especially with the wet weather we have been having. Please report to the Clock Tower any damaged or fallen trees. Half the Parish Council and a lot of other friends and supporters attended the Wendover Summer Ball held in aid of Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice and the Prostate Cancer Charities. Around £2 000 was raised, everyone had a good time and it was extremely well organised by Linda Petrons – a Wendover resident and Iain Rennie Fund raising organiser. Aside from raising money for good causes one of the legacies of the ball will have been to spawn a Wendover fund raising group for Iain Rennie Grove House. There are plans already in place to run something next year but maybe one that appeals to a wider age range. Ideas are welcome but suggestions so far have included a barn dance, a village dance and a ceilidh.

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As you can see from the other activities on this page your Parish Council is very busy. Have a wonderful summer break and see you in September. Robert Duggan, Chairman

There will NOT be a Parish Council Meeting in August

Jubilee Oak The Parish Council has accepted a free Jubilee Oak Tree from AVDC who made this offer to all local parishes. It will be planted in October and we would welcome suggestions about where it should be positioned.

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We are pleased to announce that Jill Bottomley, our Deputy Clerk who has done such sterling work covering for the Clerk over the last year or so, has been made Acting Clerk, and Sue Gilbert, who was taken on to assist Jill three months ago, is now our temporary Assistant Clerk, her contract will be Flood Lights renewed until the end of March 2013. After a year of much upheaval things at You may have noticed that the Clock the ClockTower look good for the future. Tower is now more brightly lit at night. We have new LED flood lights which give a better all round illumination and Local Produce Market save money on energy bills.

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