December 2012 Wendover News

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Merry Christmas from all at Wendover News The promise of Christmas …… the queue, and with them, Jesus, The run up to Christmas is a time of preparation and waiting: preparing for presents, meals, visitors, travelling, and waiting for the days to tick over until Christmas arrives.

hidden from our sight, yet to be born, present but not yet revealed.

This is the promise of Christmas. As we prepare and wait, we see that Jesus is already in the midst of us. Unseen and My experience, with young children and unborn, yet He is coming. teenagers is there are times when the preparation and the waiting is My prayer this Christmas is that we may overwhelming! Can’t it all be over now! all know Emmanuel, God with us, just as Mary and Joseph did. With best Luke’s Gospel tells the story of Joseph wishes to you all this Christmas. Michael Hunt, Curate of St Mary’s and Mary travelling to Bethlehem because of a census. A census that would have created similar long queues to those we experience in shops, restaurants and train stations at this time of year. Queuing up to have names recorded by officials: with resultant long delays, the boredom of children and the tedium of a long journey simply to record a name. Mary and Joseph waiting in

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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 Saturday 8 & Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fridays JAZZERCISE classes to suit you : 07900 987230 Tue & Wed19.30 Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell : details 624089 Sunday 9 December Tue & Thu Morning and Evening Adult, Teen & Children's Yoga Classes. 01296 623543, 11AM - 4PM 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 Mulled Wine Tuesdays 20.00 Wheelers & Dealers, Square Dance Club, Wendover Memorial Hall : 07731 776654 & Mince Pies Tuesdays 20.00 IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall, or call 01296 612632 We’days 19.00 Slimming World, Wendover Youth Club, contact or 0773 888 2736 Wed’days 19.45 - 20.45 Salsa Dance Classes at Wendover Royal British Legion, Bookings: 07767 234532 Wendover Theatre Society Thursdays 19.00 Ballroom & Latin Dance Class / 20.00 : Dance, Wendover Memorial Hall, details 01442 865734 Santa in Space Thursdays 19.45 Wendover Choral Society, St. Mary’s Church Wendover. Details 01296 620450 Wendover Memorial Hall Fridays 10.00 Churches together in Wendover Noah’s Ark Parent & Toddler Group, Wendover Christian Centre

12 Walnut Drive, Wendover HP22 6RT

Friday 14 December - 7.30pm, Sat 15 December - 3pm & 7.30pm

Sun 16 December 3pm

Tickets: 696412 A TUDOR CONCERT

Saturday 15 December 7.30pm in St Anne’s Hall Tickets £6 or £15 per family 696759. 622678 or Clock Tower or on the door LEGACY FAIRS Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 20 December 9am-2pm (Trade 8.00am) Entrance by donation to Charity

Wendover Memorial Hall PENTECOSTAL CHURCH

DECEMBER Sat 01 11.30 Wendover Community Library Grand Opening, see page 3 for details Sat 01 19.30 Wendover Choral Society : “Christmas in Venice”, Tickets £12 from Clock Tower. Sat 01 19.30 Oxford Philomusica at Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury, see display advert on page 3 Sat 01 Royal British Legion “Reflections” - duo, Agnew Hall, Chiltern Road, Wendover Sun 02 11.00-17.00 Mulled Wine and Mince Pies while you browse “Antiques at Wendover”, High Street. Mon 03 19.30 Wendover Parish Council Meeting held in Wendover Library Room. All welcome Wed 05 10.00 Wendover U3A, Christmas Cheer : Helen Heard, St Mary’s Church, Wendover Wed 05 19.30 Light up a Life outside Florence Nightingale Hospice, Stoke Mandeville, see article on page 4 Wed 05 Last posting date for Christmas for Asia, Far East inc. Japan, Australia, New Zealand Wed 05 17.00 Christmas Lights Switch on, Mini Music Festival and late Night Shopping in Wendover till 8pm Thu 06 19.00 Wendover Library Reading Group : For details call 07979 855047 Fri 07 Last Posting Date for Christmas for South & Central America, Caribbean, Africa and Middle East Fri 07 19.15 “The Nativity” Film Show at Wendover Christian Centre, see editorial on page 4 Sat 08 19.30 St Mary the Virgin Festive Quiz Night. WT Village Hall. Tickets in advance 01296 424982 Sat 08 Royal British Legion : Gary Williams, male singer, Agnew Hall, Chiltern Road, 622219 Sat /Sun 08/09 11.00-16.00 Jeremy White Ceramics Christmas Opening, 12 Walnut Drive, HP22 6RT Sat/Sun 08/09 10.00-16.00 Wendover Woods Christmas Fair up at the Cafe in the Woods, see page 4 Sun 09 11.00-16.00 Halton Village Winter Fair, Santa, Steam Train rides at Tree Tops HP22 5NS see pg 5 Sun 09 18.30 Contemplative Fire Gathering at St Mary’s Church 6.15 for 6.30pm start. Everyone welcome Mon 10 Copy date for January edition of Wendover News

Mon 10 Last Posting Date for Christmas for Eastern Europe, USA and Canada Wed 12 Last Posting Date for Christmas for Western Europe Wed 12 19.00 Grandparents Association Support Group, Holiday Inn W. Turville see page 5, Call 01296 582614 Wed 12 20.00 Aston Clinton Horticultural Soc. Meeting, A-Z of Garden History, Russell Bowes: Anthony Hall Carol Service and Thu 13 19.45 W. Evening WI, Wendover History Walk: Veronica Locket & Co, St Anne’s Hall, 01296 582318 Thu 13 20.00 Weston Turville Horticultural Society. Xmas Quiz night. Weston Turville Village Hall, see page 5 Supper Evening Saturday 15 December 7pm Thu 13 20.00 Chiltern Writers Christmas Social. Prize giving for 2012 Poetry Competition. Wendover Library Room Fri 14 from 5pm Tasting Evening of Fair trade teas, coffees, and produce :@st mary’s shop Fri 14 19.30 Santa in Space Pantomime with Wendover Theatre Society, see details on page 5 Services: Sat 15 15.00 & 19.30 Wendover Theatre Society Santa in Space—A Pantomime, at Wendover Memorial Hall Sat 8.00pm Sat 15 09.00-13.00 Local Christmas Produce Market : Manor Waste, with the Ellesborough Silver Band Sun 10.30am Sat 15 19.00 Carol Service & Supper Evening at Penetcostal Church, the Refuge, London Road, see ad left Sat 15 19.30 A Tudor Concert with a festive flavour, Pease Pottage, St Anne’s Church, See editorial pg 6 Enquiries: 07917 694 800 pentec ostalc hurchwendover Sat 15 Royal British Legion : Xmas Draw, Bingo & Music, Agnew Hall, Chiltern Road, 622219 Sun 16 10.00-14.00 Princes Risboro Farmers Market. High St. PR. Free Parking. (3rd Sunday of Each Month) Sun 16 15.00 Wendover Theatre Society Pantomime: Santa in Space; all details on page 5 Mon 17 13.30 Wendover Toddlers Christmas Party Wendover Memorial Hall, £4 entry, see article page 6 WENDOVER Tue 18 Last recommended posting date before Christmas for Second Class post Thu 20 Last recommended posting date before Christmas for First class Post MARKET Thu 20 8.00 Wendover Market Traders open as usual for all your Christmas Fruit and Veg etc.. Thursdays Thu 20 9.00-15.00 (Trade 8.00am) Legacy Fairs, Antiques & Collectors Market, Wendover Memorial Hall Fri 21 18.15 Carols around the Christmas Tree with Ellesborough Silver Band on Manor Waste, Thu 27 8.00 Wendover Market Traders Open for all your fresh fruit, veg, etc. for the start to a New year Open as usual Sat 29 Royal British Legion Disco, Agnew Hall, Chiltern Road, Wendover, 622219 20 & 27 December Sat 29 15.00-18.00 Christmas Fun and Games in Wendover Christian Centre, see article on page 6 The Refuge, London Rd (A413) Wendover Dean (Corner of Bowood Lane)

HATS Pantomime Fresh fruit, vegetables ALADDIN eggs, fish, cheese, bread, Thurs 17 & Fri 18 January 8pm pet food, cakes, fashion Sat 19 - 2pm & 6pm & Sun 20 - 2pm Tickets £7 & £5 concns/children accessories, stationery Contact 01296 586582 or and much, much more! Wendover Tourist Office

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Events Wendover Community Library



11.30 Music by local students

Grand Opening Sat 1 Dec, 11.30am Wendover Community Library will be officially opened with a 12.00 Official Opening followed by light refreshments ribbon-cutting, food, drink and entertainment with a chance to meet our new Library Manager, Susan Morton. 12.30-1.30 Entertainment for adults Everyone will be very welcome. Look out for posters in the library and around the village. James Carter, poet and musician who will entertain children and adults from 12.30 to 1.30pm, will then be available for individual meetings before a final session for younger children from 2.30 to 3pm.

and children by James Carter, poet and musician. 2.30-3.00 Meet James Carter performing in a quieter session for younger children and babies with parents and grandparents entitled Hey, Little Bug

Wendover Choral Society

Wanted! A part time, live out nanny for a Sat 1 Dec, 7.30pm Christmas in Venice Wendover Choral Society invites you to Christmas in Venice, family in Wendover. (2 & 5yrs old) conducted by Peter Bassano, at St Mary’s Church in Monday-Thursday 8.30am-6pm Full clean driving licence. Wendover. Tickets £12 from the Clock Tower, or tel.01296 Please call for more details! 696759. 01753 785718

The Giving Tree

A Perfect Personal Christmas Gift for Family and Friends

Sun 2 Dec - Sun 16 Dec at both St Anne’s & St Mary’s The Giving Trees have their empty branches decorated with gift cards. You may take one or two and buy the gifts suggested, wrap them and return them, with the label attached. The gifts will be taken to Aylesbury Women’s Aid for distribution to the women and children. Your support is greatly appreciated. Gifts to be returned by 16 December.

Remember those old videos in the loft? .

Relive your personal memories. Let me transfer your old tapes, VHS, camcorder to DVD for a very reasonable £4.95 per tape Call Richard on 01296 624167 Or email:

Christmas Lights Switch on Wed 5 December 17.00 The Christmas Lights Switch on in Wendover will take place at 5pm on Wednesday 5 December. Be sure to be there! See centre (green) pages for full details.

@st marys Make a DIFFERENCE this Christmas Buy fairtrade!

Group visits to Theatres and places of Cultural Interest

Enjoy days out ? Interested in the Theatre ?

We sell a variety of fairtrade food and gifts including: Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, specialist teas, biscuits, sweets, chocolate, jams, Advent candles, calendars, cards, jewellery, scarves, bags, bespoke hampers , kitchenware, ……..and much much more! th

LATE NIGHT SHOPPING Wednesday 5 December TASTING EVENING Friday 14th December

Opening hours: Mon–Sat 10am–5pm, 11 High Street, Wendover, HP22 6DU. Tel. 01296 623123

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A magnificent programme of luxury excursions to Matinees and Evening performances in The West End and Regional theatres. Visits to interesting gardens and stately homes Special lunches Supper performances Special afternoon teas Luxury coaches Come and join a really interesting group and make some new friends

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Nativity Film Night

The newest business in Wendover, a nail spa called Pretty Nails, has just opened in Back Street offering manicures, pedicures, tips, overlays, gel nails, and more, as well as shoulder, back and foot massages. They will open until 8.00pm on Wednesday 5 December joining in Late Night Shopping too. Do go in and say hello.

Fri 7 Dec 7.15pm W Christian Centre

The BBC film “The Nativity”, will be shown by Wendover Free Church. Filmed in Morocco, it tells the story of Mary and Joseph’s relationship from their courtship through to the birth of Jesus. We all know the story of the nativity, but as we usually only see it performed by children, this adaptation by Tony Jordan (EastEnders, Tree Of Light Service Hustle, Life on Mars) is an attempt to Wed 5 December 7.30pm infuse the story with some contemporary The Florence Nightingale Hospice resonance. There is no need to book, just is holding its annual ‘Light up a Life’ come at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. service - an opportunity to honour Refreshments (including popcorn!) will be someone special by sponsoring a provided. Free entry but any voluntary light to shine throughout Christmas donations will be sent to Workaid. and New Year. As part of the evening, a tree will be lit outside the Hospice A minimum donation of £7 per dedication is required, at a time when we often think about family and those we love. The service is held outside so the Charity recommends wearing warm clothes.

Wendover Woods Christmas Fair

Sat & Sun 8-9 Dec, 10am-4pm With a wide range of stalls/arts/crafts/ photography/foods/face painting, bushcraft activities and Nordic walking taster sessions, the Cafe in the Woods is providing a BBQ, If you wish to take part in this, please contact meat supplied by Kings Farm and the 01296 429975, pick up a dedication form at Forestry Commission will be selling the Florence Nightingale Hospice or from the Christmas Trees Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity on Jeremy White Ceramics Chamberlain Road, Aylesbury, 8 & 9 Dec 11am- 4pm: (See advert page 2) ‘Light up a Life’ pin-badges are also available For that original gift, come and have a look at to purchase for a donation at these locations. what is on offer, unique and all handmade.



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Events Halton Village Winter Fair Sun 9 Dec, 11am–4pm, Tree Tops HP22 5NS Raising money for Wendover Youth Club, there will be various stalls including: mulled wine and mince pies; Santa will be visiting between 12 & 3pm; Steam Train Rides (weather permitting); free entry.

Grandparents’ Meeting Wednesday 12 December, 7pm, Holiday Inn Christmas is one of the most difficult times of year for grandparents denied contact so please do come along and join us on 12 December at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Aston Clinton Road, Aylesbury from 7 pm. 01296 582614

Weston Turville Horticultural Society Thursday 13 December, 8.00pm Enjoy quizzes?? Everyone welcome! This month we are holding a social evening and general as well as horticultural Quiz with mulled wine and mince pies. Entrance is £3 for members, £4 for visitors to include refreshments. In addition each member of the winning team will receive a prize.

Fair Trade Tasting @StMary’s Shop Friday 14 December from 5pm Come and have a taste of fairly traded teas, coffees and produce and see our fine range of stock and gift ideas.

Wendover Theatre Society: Santa in Space Fri, Sat, Sun 14, 15, 16 December: Memorial Hall Vileun the Vile aims to get Earth's rulers to recognise him, so he kidnaps Santa! Dick Daring and his heroic team attempt the rescue. Wendover Memorial Hall on 14, 15 and 16 December 7.30pm Fri; 3 & 7.30pm Sat; 3pm Sun. 696412.


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A Tudor Concert

Carols around the Christmas Tree

Sat 15 Dec 7.30 pm in St Anne’s Church Pease Pottage (local musicians Andrew Single Items Challinger & Veronica Thomas) bring a House Clearance festive flavour in aid of locally based charity Fully Insured Bega kwa Bega Uganda Orphans. An Eco LPG Mercedes evening of entertainment with mulled wine and mince pies included. This is another in a David series of events to fund the purchase of a 077942 68575 suitable vehicle (eg fridge for vaccines, space 01296 696352 for private examination etc) for our mobile clinic. A 22 year old truck finally collapsed. Temporary arrangements are unsatisfactory. A.J. KING Visits to outlying villages are reduced Your local decorator perforce. Children are at greater risk without 30 years experience timely treatment. Tickets £6 (refreshments Quality decorating not included) Family tickets £15 from the at competitive prices Clock Tower 01296 696759, Mike Spain Free quotations Tel: 01296 696511 01296 622678 or at the door.

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Wendover Toddlers Xmas Party

Fri 21 Dec at 6.15pm Manor Waste The Ellesborough Silver Band will accompany all those gathered together for carol singing around the Christmas Tree on the Manor Waste. Come and add to the festive feeling in the village. The theme for the Window competition will be ‘Christmas’.

Christmas Fun & Games Sat 29 Dec, 3-6pm, W Christian Centre At a loose end between Christmas and New Year? Wendover Free Church invites you to Christmas Fun & Games on 29 December for board games of all kinds, table tennis and, for those who are inclined, a jigsaw puzzle. Tea and cakes will also be served – all for a small donation to costs. All ages welcome. If you’d like to come, but need a lift to and from the Christian Centre, please ring Christine Wright 01296 624084.

Monday 17 Dec, 1.30pm, Memorial Hall Our next big “public” event is the Christmas party, which will be held on 17 Dec. For just £4 a ticket, there will be Christmas crafts, a Film night visit from someone very special and a bring a Friday 11 January, 6.45pm, St Anne’s Hall shared lunch. Please see a full article about The newly formed Wendover Fundraising Wendover Toddlers on Club Corner page 19. group for IRGH has met on two or three occasions and our first event is going to be a film evening to be held in St Anne’s Hall on ABC Dance Cancelled Friday 11 January 2013 – doors open at The Tuesday ABC Drop in Dance sessions at 6.45pm – admission £7.50. More details in the Memorial Hall have been cancelled due the January edition of Wendover News. to lack of interest.

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Aladdin Aladdin Thurs to Sun 17 - 20 January Halton Amateur Theatrical Society (HATS) is an established amateur drama group based at RAF Halton. RAF personnel are actively engaged with the local community and strive for social cohesion - that is why there is a strong mix of the RAF and local people involved in delivering an excellent standard of entertainment for the local community of Halton, Aylesbury, Wendover and the surrounding villages.

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Over the past year HATS has been involved in setting up a Bucks One Act Festival with other local amdram groups and are in talks with Limelight theatre to make that the permanent HAWTHORN GARDENING venue of future one act festivals. This will be confirmed in the Pruning & Weeding New Year and the first drama festival is aimed to be Hedge & Tree Work, Lawn Care performed in June 2013. Look out for details in the Queens Grass Cutting, Small Landscapes Park Centre advertising literature. Roy Seabrook RAF Halton Theatre Club started back in the 1970s and in the 1990s it was renamed HATS and has gone from strength to strength as the walls have filled up with certificates and awards for drama productions. The next production HATS is doing is a traditional offering of the pantomime, ‘Aladdin’ and the matinee and evening performances are from 17 to the 20 January 2013. Ring 01296 586582 or go to Wendover Clock Tower for tickets. Rehearsals for the pantomime are going well and the audience will be welcomed by a spectacle of all things Chinese upon arrival. HATS is eager to welcome the local community to watch this and all of their productions and hope to see you there, oh yes they are. Allison Savory

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Mitigation Ellesborough Road and HS2 construction One of the major concerns for Wendover if HS2 goes ahead has been the disruption and costs that would result from possible closure of the Ellesborough Road. Wendover businesses depend on access to the village by this route for a significant number of their customers. Trade is drawn to Wendover from a wide area and easy access on this route is also important to the thousands of tourists who come through on The Ridgeway which passes along the High Street. The Wendover Society first raised this issue with HS2 Ltd in April 2011. The plan had been to close Ellesborough Road permanently and create a long and complicated diversion. Subsequent to the revised route announcement of January this year the Society has continued to press for this vital access to Wendover to be kept open. 9

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Business Acclaimed Photographer Gains in Buckinghamshire. He has been a professional photographer for over 20 …is a very special time and a fantastic Top Qualification Christmas at Chiltern Brewery

way to shop for luxury gifts of real Chris Harper, Chief Executive of the quality and local provenance. British Institute of Professional Photograph y, was awarded a Browse our range of fabulous hampers, Fellowship for his work in Fitness gift packs, fine wines, locally made Photography. A Fellowship of BIPP is foods and award winning draught and one of the most highly desired bottled beers at the brewery shop in accolades in professional photography Terrick. and is only awarded to the very best in the profession. What makes this Why not join us on one of our hamper qualification so remarkable is that this is making days on Saturdays 1st, 8th, 15th Chris’ second Fellowship, the first being and 22nd December? Select your own awarded in 2008 in Photographic choice of goodies for beautiful Management. Coming just days before presentation. There will be tastings of his 40th birthday, this makes him the our delicious Christmas Pudding with youngest Fellow in the country to gain Lord Lieutenant’s Porter, brandy butter two Fellowships. and mince pies; not forgetting party packs of beer for your festive Chris believes it is an important part of celebrations; plus English wines and his role as Chief Executive and a liqueurs, Somerset cider brandy and Qualifications Assessor to advise, gin. support, and encourage up-and-coming photographers not only to gain Glad Tidings Winter Stout is a warming, qualifications but to strive to be the very dark beer which complements festive best in their field and to continue to foods with its deep flavours of spice and push the creative boundaries. citrus. So come and try our artisan beers and toast to a very merry Chris runs a photographic business, Christmas! The Photographer’s Portfolio ( Find out more at specialising in fitness, portraiture & model folio photography, from his home

years and has been instrumental in leading the BIPP, the qualifying body for professional photography, into the forward-thinking organisation it is today. To ensure complete anonymity, Chris’ qualification submission was completely devoid of identifying information and the group of Assessors was unaware of his identity until after successfully awarding the Fellowship. Interest in Fitness Photography is surging. With information on nutrition and fitness being more and more readily available, men and women are working hard to maintain a high level of fitness. Those who are at the peak of fitness often develop a portfolio, to illustrate their achievements. Chris Harper is an expert in the lighting and composition of this highly technical area of professional photography. BIPP ( is the official qualifying body for professional photographers in the UK, supporting all disciplines of photography, from weddings to forensics. At the forefront of the photographic profession BIPP mentors, trains, qualifies and supports professional photographers.



Bring this voucher along with you when you make your next holiday booking with us and we will arrange a complimentary airport lounge at your chosen UK departure airport. 11 MARKET SQUARE AYLESBURY Tel 01296 422261/ 01296 422269 Email Subject to availability

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December 2012


Liz Brown General Yoga Pregnancy & Postnatal Yoga Yoga Therapy

Reiki/Holistic Health Fantastic opportunity for Practitioners & Spiritual Seekers alike: Starting 21 February This Introductory Course in Self Awareness will help put you back in the driver’s seat of your life. You will learn about Universal Laws such as the law of Attraction and Reflection, helping you re- align with your True Self. It will also help you uncover the imbalances in your belief system and restore equilibrium using techniques such as visualisation and affirmation, Spiritual Mind Treatments to re-language your thinking, helping you to release old patterns. Starting in Wendover every third Thursday evening from Feb 2013. To find out more Contact Louise 01296 696285

Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop The newly refurbished Florence Nightingale Shop in Wendover has provided a fresh clean look with a completely different layout of all the stock. The Manager and Staff thank all the kind people of Wendover who continue to support them with their donations and purchases and wish all of their customers a Merry Christmas. They will also be opening for the late night shopping on Wed 5 December.

Crumbs Meze Nights Friday and Saturday evenings from 6pm Bora and his staff welcome you to come and experience meze platters of Turkish foods on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6pm onwards, in a totally different and relaxed atmosphere. See advert below:- 11

We need volunteers to help with all aspects of our work

01296 432339

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Introductory Course in Self Awareness Open to spiritual seekers wherever you are on your journey. Wendover Starting Feb 2013 An exciting opportunity to deepen your experience of Presence & expand your consciousness & awareness To book visit 01296 696285

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO MY CLIENTS (open over the holidays if you need a visit whilst relatives you wish to appoint as your Attorney(s) are visiting you)


from £150 for a single person from £275 for a couple To discuss your own personal requirements, please telephone

local retired solicitor Patricia Riley-Page who will be pleased to arrange a home visit within ten miles of Wendover Proof of identity will be necessary before preparation of any documents. The business is covered by Professional Indemnity insurance & Public Liability insurance.

Crumbs Meze Nights are starting...... on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6pm onwards • Come and experience a new menu and a whole different atmosphere • Tasty authentic Turkish food • Please make a reservation in advance. • We don't serve alcohol but you are welcome to bring your own* Bora and staff would like to thank all their regular customers for their loyalty and wish them all a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

3, Town Court, High Street, Wendover 01296 622468 *corkage fee applies

Christmas is upon us and we would like to welcome you to our Wendover store to share in a glass of Mulled wine on the 5th Dec 2012 from 4.00pm – 8.00pm.

Enjoy a discount of up to

20% OFF On Selected items

Happy Christmas! No.6 South Street Wendover Bucks HP22 6EF T: 01296 625277

12 2012

Garden Care & Maintenance Need a helping hand tidying beds & autumn leaves? Call Simon Shirley 625053 / 07836 665512 A friendly and reliable service

TOM CHAMLET BUILDERS Extensions: Renovations: New Builds All building work undertaken Friendly, Professional Service References Provided Members of the Federation of Master Builders

07831 445691 01844 351519 COWLEAZE CHINNOR


Cupboards Alcove Units Wardrobes Bookcases Kitchens Norbert Levingston

01296 612535 Roof Repairs New roofs, Lead Flashings, Repointing, Gutter Repairs

Call Pete: 01296 624618 07775 732192

Business Forum Come and have your Christmas parties at Robina’s Restaurant. Lunch menus running from 12noon-3pm priced at £19.95 for 3 courses and dinner running from 6pm9.30pm priced at £29.95 for 5 courses.

December Evening Menu £29.95 Smoked salmon, remoulade, micro herb salad Duck liver paté, apricot chutney, toasted brioche Celeriac & chestnut soup, celeriac crisp, English truffle oil Intermediate Mulled wine sorbet Mains Butter roasted turkey breast, with all the trimmings Roasted fillet sea bass, parsnip purée, buttered new potatoes Rib eye steak with all the trimmings Caramelised onion & flat mushroom suet pudding, mash, nutmeg spinach, cep velouté All served with Christmas vegetables Puddings Christmas pudding, brandy sauce Frozen berry soufflé, chantilly cream Orange & sour cranberry tart, mince pie, ice cream To finish coffee & warm mince pies

LANDCARE GARDEN SERVICES Family business Established 1985

Landscaping and grass cutting, walling, patios, driveways, fencing, turfing, hedge-cutting, tree trimming 01296 623605

20 HIGH STREET WENDOVER HP22 6EA Come and enjoy a meal in our family run business To book a table call David on

07925 358746 or 01296 707442

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Update Further to the article in last month’s edition of Wendover News, several people enquired about whether this scheme included oil that was used for Agas. The answer is: yes, this requirement is easily accommodated in the scheme and you simply specify this on your details when you join. If you were interested in Community Impact Bucks Bulk Oil Scheme but weren’t sure whether the scheme gives you a good deal, the price agreed for the end of October was 57.95 p/l excluding VAT (which is currently 5% on heating fuel). Oil prices vary daily so this is only a useful comparison if you bought oil around that time.



Sugarcraft Specialist Cake Decorating Supplies




If you are interested in joining the scheme, there are several Bathroom Suites, Cloakrooms ways to do it: Showers, Kitchen Utilities, C/Heating • contact Community Impact Bucks or 07967 638527 ℡01296 625447 call Leona Mardon on 01844 348832. Wendover • alternatively you can call your Wendover co-ordinator Andy Trueman on 01296 622122 • or your Dunsmore co-ordinator Richard Kinch, "Beechwood", Dunsmore, HP22 6QH Tel: 01296 624167 e-mail:


TEL: 01296 622478 MOB: 0781 466 7680

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You don’t have to be on the internet to be part of this scheme!


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01296 613431

14 December 2012

Wendover Arm Wendover Arm Restoration: What Future for its Wildlife? In response to Oliver Statham’s article on the Wendover Arm of the canal, in fact the restoration would actually be very detrimental for Wendover’s wildlife. He says that people’s fears about the canal restoration adversely affecting the long term wildlife of the rest of the canal are unfounded, I strongly disagree. As a professional, freshwater ecologist of 20 years standing, who has often assessed the c onsequenc es of development on rivers and wetlands and as an advisor to government and planning authorities, I can assure readers that if the restoration works join the two wet sections of the canal, then the long term ecological health of the Wendover section is at grave risk and the canal as we know it will no longer exist. His comments on “habitation (sic) and wildlife” are incorrect, as any basic environmental assessment would reveal. No independent environmental assessment of the impact of the works would support his view and none has been undertaken. Rivers and canals are complex and rely on the way the water quality, water quantity, bed and banks interact with channel life. The result is that the

“restored” canal’s wildlife is likely to be very poor. The section with boats will have little wildlife and is likely to be algae dominated due to increased sediment and nutrients in the water. The upper section, even if it doesn’t have boats on it, is likely to be infested by signal crayfish which are already resident in the local catchment. These carry crayfish plague meaning that we will never have the prospect of native crayfish returning. They also remove the submerged water plants (which provide oxygen and the main habitat structure in canals). Fish, fish eggs and invertebrates, which form the main biodiversity within the canal, are also targets for this invasive crayfish. There is no known way to remove signal crayfish once they are in your canal without using a biocide called rotenone which would poison the whole canal. Further, there are resident fish species in the catchment which are officially classed as high impact invasive species, which will keep making the water nutrient rich and continue the loss of plants and animals. The canal will also be very vulnerable to mink; the main threat to water vole and all the water birds we find on the canal, including the little grebes. It was mink that wiped out our water vole population

MONDAY Beginner-Improver Fitness Pilates @ 10.15, Halton £5.50 per session Chair Based Exercise for the Older Adult @ 2.30pm, Halton £5.00 per session Zumba Gold for the Older Adult @ 6.30pm, Wendover £5.00 per session

TUESDAY Beginner-Improver Pilates, Improver @ 6.30pm, Wendover £5.00 per session More Beginner Fitness Pilates & Legs, Bums & Tums classes planned for 2013 For further information contact: KATRINA RANCE Qualified Level 3 Instructor Fitness Pilates Level 4 Low Back Pain Specialist Bodypump/Chair Based Exercise & Zumba Gold Register of Exercise Professionals MOBILE: 07773454287 EMAIL:

a few years ago and joining the two parts of the canal again will prevent a stable water vole population being established without constant management. There are also many other significant issues which have not been assessed, including the works creating a possible failure of the W ater Framework Directive, failure to protect Habitats Directive Annex II species e.g. Bullhead and failure to comply with the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006. Although it fails to take into account many important ecological issues and is over 10 years old, it’s interesting that even British Waterways’ own “Environmental Matters” document which was written to support the restoration predicts significant ecological problems. In order for the people of Wendover, the Parish Council and sponsors to decide if they want to carry on supporting the restoration, I think we should at least ha ve an h on es t e n vir onm ent al assessment and debate about what the restoration will actually mean to our wildlife. What we’re moving towards is a wildlife poor canal which we will not be able to put right. Name & address supplied

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WAT Walk an Arm’s Length raises over £13,000 for canal restoration The sponsored Walk an Arm’s Length on Sunday 2 September was a resounding success. 388 walkers took to the towpath from Wendover and walked the entire Arm finishing 6 ¾ miles later at Bulbourne junction. £13,000 was raised enabling volunteers to restore a further 32.5 metres of canal, as it costs an eye watering £400 per metre using volunteer labour! It is likely that Walk an Arm’s Length will become a regular event so look out for details in 2013. Thanks to all who took part and raised sponsorship funds. High water levels at Wendover A couple of Wendover residents contacted the Trust recently with concerns about the increased water level in the canal as a result of heavy and persistent rain which caused localised flooding of the towpath in places. Increased vegetation and erosion of the canal banks are partially to blame. The canal is owned and managed by the Canal & River Trust (C&RT), formerly British Waterways. The Trust work closely with local C&RT engineers and have campaigned for reed cutting along the Wendover Arm from Wendover basin to Drayton Beauchamp as the channel is choked with plant life which impedes water flow. Work undertaken by C&RT contractors in conjunction with ecologists is scheduled to start imminently. The maintenance will be sympathetic to fish and wildlife, whilst opening up a channel for the water to flow along the Arm to Bulbourne (the reason the canal was built in the first place). If you have any questions or concerns about the maintenance work, please contact the Canal & River Trust office on 0303 040 4040 or you can email

Local Professional Babysitting Service

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Professional Plumbing & Heating Engineer Full Central Heating Systems, Gas & Oil Boiler Servicing Bathroom Planning & Installations Small Jobs happily undertaken

Accompany your wedding/drinks reception, lunch, dinner or club night Ring Richard on with David, who 01296 709961 plays saxophone & clarinet with full 07720 265645 band, high quality backing tracks - jazz standards, Latin, Chris G. Cycles film /s how tunes & pop. Level 3 British Cycling Coach & Adult & child saxophone/clarinet Qualified Bike Mechanic tuition available. Beginners Coaching for Competition or Leisure☻ welcome. Audio samples/playlist All Ages & Skill Levels etc. on 07967 978 659 or 01296 622763 Tel. 01296 615118

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16 December 2012

Wendover Village Quiz

Round 1

Friendly Local Service



Thursday 11October

Wendover Society Team B*


Wendover Twinning


Halton Singers 1


St Anne’s Church


Wendover Parish Council


The Shoulder


Wendover Evening WI A *


Hase Osborne


Thursday 18 October

Repairs & Rentals of Tvs ● Dvds ● Hi-Fi ●Vacuum Cleaners We also offer an installation service for any goods you have purchased from anywhere.We will install and set up for you.

Hale Valley Vineyard


Wendover Society Team A




Wendover Evening W.I. B


Pound Street B


Halton Singers 2


Wendover Free Church


Old Nickers*


64-66 Akeman Street

Thursday 25 October

01442 822450



Wendover Whale Watchers






WFC Lunch Club




Pound Street A




* Highest losers

BREAK Round 2


Thursday 8 November

Hale Valley Vineyard


St. Anne’s Church


Pound St. B




Wendover Whale Watchers




Wendover Evening WI A




Thursday 15 November

Ian Phipps MCFHP MAFHP Foot Health Practitioner

(Wendover – based) Home Visits - 01296 696032 Surgery at the Belmore Centre

01296 612361 Registered Member of the British Association of Foot Health Professionals



Wendover Twinning Association


Wendover Free Church




Shoulder of Mutton


Hase Osborne


Wendover Society Team B


Old Nickers


The results of the quarter final on Thursday 22 November and the semis and final which take place on Thursday 29 November are posted on the Wendover News Facebook. They will also be published in the January edition of Wendover News. LEONARD PULHAM NURSING HOME

We aim to promote an atmosphere which encourages individuality, independence and the right to choose, whilst maintaining a safe, happy and caring environment.

01296 625188 E-mail: Website:

December 2012


Graham Blake Soft furnishing

Wendover Swimming Association While the Wendover Pool is closed awaiting repairs to the boilers and enhancements to the gas supply to the boilers, the Wendover Swimming Association is arranging sessions at the Green Park pool in December. These sessions will be on Sundays between 13:30 and 15:30 and on most Thursdays between 19:00 and 20:00 although all sessions are subject to having volunteers available for administration, first aid and life-guarding. Further details will be posted on our



RAF Halton Military Wives’ Choir Would you like to be a part of something exciting, sociable and different? Would you like to sing somewhere other than in the bath? We are currently setting up the RAF Halton branch of the Military Wives' Choir. It’s not just for military wives! This is a ladies choir, and membership is open to military wives and cohabiting partners, serving and former military personnel, their families and support workers employed at RAF Halton. The choir is still in its planning stages and we hope to be singing in the New Year. For more information email Jayne Muir: or join our Facebook group 'RAF Halton Military Wives Choir'. For all of this to happen, we are currently looking for a Musical Director who is available for a weekly daytime and evening session. If you think this could be you or someone that you know, please contact Jane Saunders at

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Loose covers Curtains Re-Upholstery Carpets Conservatory Blinds Shutters Tracks & Poles 17

Blue Ribbon Chauffeurs Executive Taxi Service Call: Chris Beaujeux 01296 381593 (Aylesbury) 07763 492504 Winter tyres fitted


For personal, helpful service, please call 01844 261769 07802 213 381 EVANS PROPERTY MAINTENANCE SERVICES plumbing, building, decorating

local and reliable phone: 01296 622668 mobile: 0780 4696183


Coal Merchant Logs, Compost Coal & smokeless fuel Delivered to your door, low prices

Rex & Carol Jeffery 01296 661258

ALL ASPECTS OF TREE WORK UNDERTAKEN • Tree Felling, Pruning Highly recommended • Crown Lifting, Dead Wooding For over 53 years • Insurance Work undertaken • Firewood & Mulch for sale • Stump Grinding, Hedge Trimming • 14m Telehandler for hire with safety gauge

Aylesbury Road, Aston Clinton Tel: 01296 392059 Mobile: 07860 480611

News from Wendover Health Centre 01296 623452 Seasonal Opening Hours Friday 21 Dec Saturday 22 Dec Sunday 23 Dec Monday 24 Dec

07:30-18:30 08:15-11:00* Closed Christmas Eve 7:30-13:00

(provisional closing time)

Tuesday 25 Dec Wednesday 26 Dec Thursday 27 Dec Friday 28 Dec Saturday 29 Dec Sunday 30 Dec Monday 31 Dec Tuesday 1 Jan 2013 Wednesday 2 Jan

start eating as soon as possible. In babies, give frequent sips of fluid and continue feeding even if they are vomiting. Water or special rehydration solutions (sachets to make these up can be purchased from pharmacies) should be used. The main danger is dehydration, especially in the young and elderly. Signs of this include thirst, reduced urine output, dry mouth, and cold hands and feet. If you are concerned that a young child or elderly person that you are caring for may be dehydrated contact us as soon as possible. Please DO NOT come to the surgery or go to A&E if you have acute vomiting and diarrhoea: norovirus is highly infectious. Call for advice if you have concerns. You should stay at home until 48 hours after you have recovered. Good general hygiene, especially hand washing, helps to reduce spread of the infection.

Winter vomiting disease (norovirus)

Christmas Day - Closed Boxing Day - Closed 07:30-18:30 07:30-18:30 08:15-11:00 Closed 07:30-18:30 Closed 07:30-18:30

On Saturdays reception and dispensary are open, and GP appointments can be booked in advance. Please watch our website ( for any changes to these times. Urgent care problems at all times when we are closed and Saturday mornings are handled by Bucks Urgent Care, when calls to 01296-623452 are automatically diverted, or call 03001-303035.

Norovirus is the most common cause of acute vomiting and diarrhoea in the UK, and occurs especially in winter months. The number of reported c as es this year is significantly higher than in previous years. T he common symptoms are sudden onset of nausea an d vom i ti n g, of te n accompanied by watery diarrhoea. Those affected may also have a fever, stomach cramps, headache or aching limbs. Although unpleasant, it is not usually dangerous and most people recover fully in a few days. There is no treatment but it is important to keep up a good intake of fluids and

We wish all readers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

18 December 2012


Wendover Youth Centre

has full facilities and secure garden


Ideal for Children's parties/ exercise classes etc.

AUKB is a local registered charity dedicated to helping, supporting and improving the lives of older people living in Buckinghamshire. At AUKB, we believe that older people deserve to live independently in their own homes, in safety and with dignity and all our services are geared towards helping as many people as possible to achieve this.

Phone 07742 689930

Carers Bucks is a charity that supports and promotes the wellbeing of family carers in their caring role. Carers Bucks supports ST ANNE’S HALL to hire carers of all ages and in different caring All enquiries to roles, including young carers, parents of Angela German children with a physical or learning disability, 07423 266713 older carers, carers from the black and stanneshallwendover@ minority ethnic community and those looking At Age UK Bucks our services include an after someone with mental health problems, Information and Advice helpline, a including depression. Befriending service and advice and practical WENDOVER MEMORIAL HALL help with applications for Welfare Ideal for Carers Bucks’ experienced staff can help you Benefits. A range of commercial services Weddings/Functions etc by providing: including hairdressing, gardening, toe nail late licences available cutting and cleaning are also offered. • Up to date information and advice

Enquiries : 07804 671445

• In Case of Emergency Scheme (ICE) • Support to ensure your voice is heard • Emotional support and a listening ear • Learning and development opportunities to

If you would like to find out more about the services offered by Age UK Buckinghamshire, call 01296 431911 or visit the website

help you in your caring role

“Rock” the Night Away takes place on 8 • Advice and information on using telecare and 9 February 2013 at Wycombe Swan • Links with other family carers through Theatre with performances by local Rock support groups






• Access to our bursary fund and other Pandemonium Drummers who played at the Olympic opening ceremony. Money raised from the event by AgeUKBucks will go CALL 0300 777 2722, directly to support older people living in click Buckinghamshire. Tickets are available Carers Bucks dedicated to supporting family from the Wycombe Swan Box Office. Carers. charitable grants.


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Tel: 01296 622107 Fax 01296 623085 Email:

LYNDA JANE RAYBOULD & associate Beryl Hinton welcome all patients to

PERRY HOUSE DENTAL SURGERY for routine dental treatment. Acupuncture, Bleaching and Cosmetic treatments also available in a relaxing and friendly environment

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Corner Wendover Toddlers Wendover Toddlers thank everyone who attended our 40th birthday celebrations on 20 October. We were overwhelmed by the incredible support from the community. We would also like to thank the committee members who did all the organising and made it happen, and the ex-members who came to join us. Without them there wouldn’t have been anything to celebrate! Wendover Toddlers meets every term-time Monday from 1:30-3.00pm and provides a place for parents and children to socialise. There is tea, coffee and juice, and newspapers. We have a ride-on area, craft tables, a baby area and a book corner, and much more.

The Chilterns Sang.... Wendover and District Rotary would like to pass on their enormous thanks to everyone who made it to their big concert (Let the Chilterns Sing “Hooray for Heroes”) it was such a success. The Central Band of the Royal Air Force was superb. St Mary’s Church at the heart of our community was a brilliant venue but special thanks must go to all who attended and sang with such gusto. A truly happy and glorious evening. A lot of money was raised on the evening with Help for Heroes and the Chilterns MS Centre benefiting from ticket sale profits and St Mary’s being able to purchase extra seating as a result of the popularity of the wine and the tray bakes. Once again a very big thank you to one and all from the Rotary Club of Wendover and District.

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11+ Coaching

Experienced accurate clairvoyant offers friendly support and help on all life’s issues

Telephone Nikki on: 01296 624417 07810 787899

Swan Valley Roofing Flat roofing specialists Free Estimates - all work guaranteed

Over 30 years experience

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AUSSIE PLASTERING All electrical work undertaken: Domestic, Commercial & Industrial Installations and testing, CRB checked Call Daniel 07719 570327 / 01296 581715

Over 20 years experience No job too small

07981 196275 01296 482263


December 2012

Samantha McKinlay Hairdresser 07973 505076 Cutting, Colouring, Hair-up 18 years experience Call above number or email me

Nick Taylor

Landscape Gardener Decking, Walls, Drives, Lawns, Ponds, Patios, Paths and all General Landscaping Wendover (01296) 696840 Kate Holt ∙ Book Keeping Bureau VAT Returns ∙Payroll ∙Sage Training Cashflows ∙ Business plans ∙ Accounts Help when it really matters 07841 427832 ∙

Peter Bird Garden Design

You Write Macmillan Coffee Morning Well, yet again the weather was fine for most of the time and we had a fantastic morning’s fundraising. I was feeling cautiously optimistic that I might raise over £4,000 and beat last year’s record for my event...Well, I'm delighted to say that the total is an astonishing £4,426.70!! Yet again everyone has been so supportive, with about 60 people attending on the 28 Sept, and many more local businesses, retailers and restaurants giving fantastic raffle prizes, and donations. Thank you all so very much. Julie Needle

hour for the first three hours, then just £23 per hour! If you are interested call Brian on 01442 381549 or 07988 742385

Please be warned that however beautiful your surroundings, there may be people lurking whose consciences allow them to prey on those in mourning. My faith in humanity was somewhat restored when on Wednesday morning I had a call from a dog walker who had found my purse in a hedge in Nash Lee Lane. No cash obviously but all my cards and my drivers licence were intact . Jo Purdy

Theft at St Mary’s Churchyard On Tuesday 30 October I took my two young children to lay some flowers on my recently deceased mother's grave.

After locking the car we walked solemnly in the stunning autumn sunshine towards her burial site. The calm tranquillity was shattered however, when, no more than 30 seconds after leaving the car, a red transit van arrived, occupant jumped out, smashed Learn to Drive with the window and stole my handbag and some ROUND THE BEND recently bought clothes leaving me shaken DRIVING SCHOOL Special offer - £15 per and my children in tears.

RHS Medal Winning Designer offering an individual and creative design, construction and planting service call Peter on 01296 622790

place was close to the car (within view) and we were gone for a such a short time I thought it would be safe.

Save the Children Thanks go to all those who came along to our “Save the Children” Christmas event in November. With Christmas card sales, refreshments, cakes and a tombola we managed to raise more than £600 for Save the Children’s work at home and abroad. Christine Baker

To Students: Home for Christmas? Feeling Poor? Have I realise I was very careless in leaving my you expensive books to purchase? Please possessions on show but as her resting

December 2012

You Write contact Jennifer Ballantyne, William Hill Charity, 01296 622483 if the answer to any of these questions is yes.

Chilterns MS Centre says THANK YOU HASE OSBORNE John Osborne gives generously of his time and energy to serve as our treasurer, and over and above this, he and his wife Helen are tireless supporters of our MS Centre. On behalf of the patients, staff and volunteers we want to say a huge thank you. The annual golf day has raised a much needed £2865 for our Centre! Jo Woolf Chilterns MS Centre 21



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Italian language tutor for all levels. Introducing special cooking events.

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David Small

Painting . Decorating Colour Design Interior and Exterior

01296 630576 For a free estimate DEBBIE TOLPUTT


To the wonderful, marvellous and generous people of Wendover, the good people of Wendover who bend over backwards to support us and help us Go head over heels to keep us and treat us. Collect funds to comfort, hold us and heal us.

Food for fun and business

Building Contractor For all your building needs from brickwork and patios to alterations and extensions

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Think Christmas Think Easy Think Early Call or email for ideas

Domestic and Office cleaning Carpets Internal windows 01296 624140 or 07780900936

01296 420248

Thank you so much for taking us to your hearts, for supporting us. Your unstinting generosity and abundant kindness fill us with overwhelming gratitude and admiration. You can rightfully be proud of the new Chilterns MS Centre, which owes so very much to your kindness. The staff, the trustees and the volunteers of the Centre all wish you, the good people of Wendover, a truly happy Christmas. May your festive season be joyful, peaceful and uplifting, and may you all have a terrific New Year. Jo Woolf Chief Executive

PROBLEMS WITH YOUR FEET Finding it difficult to cut your toenails? Ingrowing or thick toenails causing problem? Painful Corns & Calluses!

FOOT HEALTH PROFESSIONAL Gill Crayford-Venn MCFHP MAFHP Registered Member of The British Association of Foot Health Professionals

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MOB: 07917 165881


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22 December 2012


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• Extra TV Points

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I vaguely saw a shadow about a metre from me, and my very bright front light showed it was a pedestrian so I slowed right down but he walked across the path right in front of me with a dog on a leash who stayed on the other side. My front wheel got caught in the leash and I stopped...The man fell down, very unsteady on his feet, got up and fell several times. By then I realised he had had too many pints. In the beam of my front light, I saw his face was covered in blood, from a probable previous fall? As he tried to steady himself on my bike I could smell his breath and got blood on my cape. I said I would call 999, but he protested. I still tried, but could not hear nor see because of my hood, the traffic and the dark. Just then, a good Samaritan stopped her car and offered help. Calling 999 she had the gentleman sit on the ground. She managed to stop the bleeding from the man's forehead with her scarf. The ambulance arrived and took over. I have had many near misses on this bit of road, but this was the worst. Are the authorities waiting for a serious accident? Amber (is it your name?) from Weston Turville, you did a great job. It was so good of you to stop! I picked your scarf up, gave it a good delicate wash and a long airing. It is as good as new. Please contact me through Wendover News; it would be nice to chat in brighter circumstances! Odile

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Local Face: Michael Hunt Michael Hunt (new Curate at St Mary’s Wendover and St Michael’s Halton) was born in 1964 in Guildford, Surrey, the middle son of three children, and brought up in Godalming, where his parents still live. Following school he went to Southampton University to study economics, and three years later, after graduating and getting engaged, he started as a trainee accountant with Hampshire County Council. His fiancée completed a year as a youth worker at a Baptist Church in Brentwood before they married and bought their first house in Winchester in 1986.

Michael’s wife suffered a major heart attack and died.

job he continues today, although the organisation is now called Community Impact Bucks.

Life immediately afterwards was focused on the c hildr en and Michael’s own grieving. He returned to work briefly, but was eventually made redundant in 2004 following a merger and at this point he made the decision not to return to full time work, but started a distance learning Theology degree, and was appointed as a nonexecutive director of the local Primary Care Trust.

Around this time Michael met Margaret, also a widow, who had two girls. Their relationship slowly evolved and they decided to join their families together and married in 2007, starting a new family in a new home in Princes Risborough.

During this time Michael was accepted as an ordinand in the Church of England and started his part time theological training. Three long years of mixing family, employment and study finished in June this year when he was ordained as a Deacon. Michael says Life began to settle down, and Michael “I’m delighted to be the curate in the started to explore a return to work, benefice of Wendover and Halton. although with a nagging sense about Christian ministry, following his Whilst not everything is new as we have experience in a variety of churches over been worshipping at St Mary’s for the the years: Methodist, Baptist, and last 4 to 5 years, it is exciting to start a Anglican. He had after all been a church new role and I'm looking forward to treasurer, youth worker, member of getting to know more about the people church council, and so on, so why not and activities of St Mary's and St This was not to be as 8 weeks after be ordained? In due course he started a Michael’s, as well as the wider village their son and fourth child was born new job at Bucks Community Action – a life of Wendover and Halton.” Michael’s training as an accountant led to him starting work for major accountancy firm KPMG in 1990. Their first two daughters were born in 1992 and 1994, before another job and house move – this time to live in Aylesbury where daughter number three was born in 1996. They continued to live there despite a new role at Warwick District Council. Fortunately an opportunity arose to become the Finance Director of a charity based in Amersham, a role Michael started in 2002 and he looked forward to 2003 as a year in which life might feel more balanced.

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24 December 2012

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Matters Arising as regular local establishments. Once again Late Night Shopping is sure to be a popular distraction. A collection will be taken throughout the evening with the proceeds being split between the brilliant charity Alec's Angels and the Parish Council’s fund to repair Wendover Clock Tower

View from the Chair

Wendover's Ash Trees

Firstly may I wish everybody, a very Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year. I’m one of those people, I’m afraid, who gets a bit twitchy around New Year; Christmas and the time of joy and celebration has passed, it is still a few months until Spring and the weather is usually cold, miserable and dark. However, I’m hopeful that 2013 will be different, full of sunshine for us all. My hope is that everyone, the Parish Council and residents, will be working together to achieve a successful year.

You may have heard that the British Ash tree is under threat from a serious fungal disease called Chalara fraxinea. The Parish Council cares for 32 Ash trees and so far there isn't any sign of infection. Our groundsman Andy, who is always about the village, has instigated a regime to ensure that we are informed and ready to act at the first Ellesborough Silver Band signs of a problem. Seasonal entertainment will be provided We welcome the public’s help in on Saturday 15 December at the Local keeping an eye out for signs of the Produce Market by the Ellesborough disease in the wider Wendover area. Silver Band who will also provide the Information on what to look for when musical accompaniment to Carols you’re out and about will be posted at around the Christmas Tree on Friday 21 December at 6.15pm. Please do the Clock Tower. take time to join this festive gathering. If you see anything please notify the Forestry Commission helpline: 08459 33 New Year’s Eve 55 77 (8am - 6pm Monday - Friday) The New Year’s Eve impromptu More fireworks are enjoyed by more and more information is available at their website people each year. Unfortunately last year there was a problem with the rubbish left behind. The main concern is glass as there was a large amount of Local Produce Market broken drinking glasses and bottles and Manor Waste 9am to 1pm with New Year’s Day being a bank Saturday 15 December holiday there is no one to clear it away.

It’s been an eventful year for the Parish Council and I look back and think how proud we should all feel for the way that Wendover responded to the different challenges. Some were very obvious, such as the Jubilee celebration, the Olympics and Paralympics, Wendover Celebrates and so on. Others were not, but to some are as much to shout out about as the high profile ones just mentioned. Thank you to everyone who made 2012 a very pleasant and enjoyable year and thank you to those who gave me so much support and made the year personally memorable – you know who you are! Robert Duggan, Chairman

Jubilee Oak Tree We have taken delivery of the Jubilee Oak which has been planted in a prominent position in Ham pden Meadow. A plaque will be added shortly to commemorate this special occasion.

Christmas Starts Here Wed 5 Dec 5:00pm Manor Waste This year the Christmas Lights Switch On will be part of a village music festival with contributions from local schools and organisations. Santa will arrive at 6:30pm. Festive Foods will be available from stalls on the Manor Waste as well

This is a request for everyone who attends the fireworks to be vigilant about this hazard and place any rubbish in the bins provided or take it home. The Parish Clerk is going to contact all the local pubs, restaurants, etc., with a request that they use plastic glasses on that evening.

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SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICES for December 2012 WENDOVER FREE CHURCH, AYLESBURY ROAD 11.00am Morning Worship ST. ANNE’S ROMAN CATHOLIC, AYLESBURY ROAD 9.15am Sunday Mass; Confessions 11.00am Saturdays HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH, HALTON : 10.30 am ST. MARY’S CHURCH OF ENGLAND 8.00am Holy Communion 1st Sunday at St Mary’s, thereafter St Anne’s 9.00am Holy Communion & 10.30am Varied Family Services & Jnr. Church

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