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August 2016

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Aylesbury Vale Youth Theatre celebrating 10 years, presents

Activity Camps throughout August

Flower Festival

27-29 August

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Draft Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan

Between now and 2033, more than 30,000 homes are set to be built within Aylesbury Vale. Consultation on the draft Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP) started on 7 July. Residents and other interested parties can comment on any aspect of the plan, such as the locations identified for new homes and jobs. There is an opportunity for local people to find out more about the draft local plan at a public consultation on Thursday 4 August, 11am - 8pm, St Anne’s Hall. If you can’t visit the drop-in session you can find out more about the Draft Local Plan - the background, policies on housing, transport, and environment - and guidance about how to respond, here on the website http://www. More throughout this edition.

Wendover Parish Quiz

Wendover Parish Council is once again organising its Quiz to start on Thursday 6 October. Teams of three need to enter, free of charge, by Thursday 1 September to

Neighbourhood Engagement Point

T h a m e s Valley Police descended in numbers on Wendover Community Library on 1 July to open the new Neighbourhood Philip Mitchell, chair of Friends of Wendover Community Library, Engagement The with Chief Superintendent Olly Point. will Wright of Thames Valley Police office at the opening of the new be open Coombe Hill Run Neighbourhood Engagement from 10am Point This year’s Coombe Hill Run will take to 12 noon place on Sunday 4 September. For full on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with a details and registration go to http://www. volunteer answering questions and Police personnel dropping in.

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Cornelli Sugarcraft and PlainStitch are stories in the new exhibition “Roald Dahl’s taking bookings for their autumn courses. Buckinghamshire”, celebrating Roald Dahl’s Interested? See pages 30 & 31. 100th anniversary. Get creative with a marvellous summer of Roald Dahl inspired Cycle Rides and Local Walks children’s activities or visit the fantastic Group cycle rides that begin in or near Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery. Now open Wendover. Any bike will do as long as it’s Sundays 12–4pm in July and August. Café, roadworthy. Newcomers always welcome, shop and garden. Check website for all but please try an easy-paced ride first. Easyopening times, exhibitions and events www. Paced Rides Sundays 7, 9.30am from Weston Turville Shops; 14, 9.30am from Aqua Vale; 21, 9.30am from Stone crossroads; 28, 9.30am Activity Camps from Stoke Mandeville Combined School. Visit Mon-Fri until 2 Sep, Halton Tennis Centre southbuckscycling.or​ for more. Whatever your age or ability, we’ve got just The Ramblers have a programme of organised the camp for you! All Summer Holidays walks in the Wendover area. Have a look book at at the listings on pages 30 & 31 or www. Tennis Camps for more details. Toddler Tennis (aged 2.5-4 years) 9-9.45am Mini Tennis with lunch (4-7 years) 9am-noon Regular Events at Wendover Library Junior Tennis with lunch (7-17 years) 9amLearn My Way computer training first Tuesday 3pm of each month, please book. Tea & Talk, Thu Matchplay days every Friday (all ball colours) 11, 10.30-11.30am. International Conversation New for 2016 - MultiActivity Camps - More - please book, Fri 12, 10.30am-12noon. Knit & than tennis – 8-hour camps (9am-5pm for Natter, Tue 16, 1.30-3pm. Children’s Book Club, ages 7-17). Bring your own lunch. third Saturday every month, 2.30pm - details Lacey Green Windmill from the Library. The windmill will be open on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays until Sunday 25 Bucks County Museum September from 2pm to 5pm. Admission is Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Art of Islam, until 24 September. Free £2.50 per adult and £1 per child (aged 5-15). entry. This summer discover the people and www.laceygreenwindmi​


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Draft Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan

Thu 4, 11am - 8pm, St Anne’s Hall Your chance to be involved in the consultation which includes a proposal which could coalesce Wendover and Halton. If you can’t visit the drop-in session, you can find out more about the Draft Local Plan - including guidance about how to respond - on the website

Aylesbury Vale Youth Theatre presents “The Producers”!

Thu-Sat 4-6, 7:30 (& 2:30)pm, Court Theatre, Pendley, HP23 5QY Aylesbury Vale Youth Theatre is celebrating its 10th year by putting on “The Producers”, the musical adaptation of the 1968 film of the same name. It tells the story of two Broadway producers who come up with a “get rich quick” scheme that involves them planning the worst show on Broadway! Come along as AVYT brings this Broadway favourite to life, and help celebrate 10 years in style! FOR TICKETS: email: info@avyt. org, visit: or call: 07544027503

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providing time to socialise with each other. AC, B & DB Horticultural Society Show Visitors always welcome. Contact Margaret Sat 20, 2pm, Aston Clinton Park HALTON SINGERS on 01296 582318. 59th Annual Summer Show! Come see what will be presenting their Autumn concert makes it so special and long-running.

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Wed 17, 3.30-5.30pm, starting in St Anne’s Hall Lots of messy activities (and some not-so messy) for all ages are on offer at Messy Church. Followed by a story and a song and then share a meal together. Come and share the fun! All welcome. No charge.

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Sun 21, 2pm, Cholesbury Common Help support Chilterns Dog Rescue Society whilst sampling delicious homemade cakes & scones - and cream teas, of course!

Beer & Cider Fest

Sat 27-Sun 28, King & Queen, South St Sat 20, 10.30–11.30am, Wen Christian Centre Guest real ales & ciders, fantastic food, live Meeting as usual during August. No set music. See ad p 18. books, just finding out what people have been reading and what they recommend. St Mary’s W Turville Flower Festival We start with coffee and often cake. Sat 27-Mon 29, times vary, St Mary’s WT Flowers, cream teas and a lovely setting, see Bucks Family History Society ad page 4. Sat 20, 2pm, Southcourt Comm Ctre HP21 8LF Julian Hunt takes a detailed look at Steeple Coming Soon - Save the Date! Claydon and how the village changed following • 4 Sep - Wendover Arm Trust Restoration its Inclosure by Act of Parliament in 1795. Open Day Visitors welcome. • 4 Sep - Coombe Hill Run

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Events • 4 Sep - Rennie Grove Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge • 10 Sep- Snowdon Sunset Challenge for PACE • 10 Sep - “Hail Caesar” in Tring for Chilterns MS Centre • 10 Sep - St Dunstan’s Church Fun Day • 11 Sep - Halton Village Fete & Halton House Open Day, see ads pages 4 & 5. • 16 Sep - Quiz with Fizz for PACE • 17 Sep - Wendover Music Jazz, see advert page 4 • 23-24 Sep - Halton Singers “Pick & Mix”, see ad page 4 • 6 Oct - Annual Parish Quiz begins • 7 Oct - Wendover Society Harvest Supper • 9 Oct - Colour Rush for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity • 14 Oct - Fundraising Talk with Bill Hamilton for BKB Uganda Orphans • 14 Oct - Quiz & Chips for Chilterns MS Ctre

the Rector. Guided visits to restoration site, including the former Whitehouses Pumping Station (apprx 25 minute walk). Teas and cakes for sale, sales stand, canoe activity on restored section. Video presentation in church. FREE car parking. Donations always welcome. St. Dunstan’s Church Fun Day Saturday 10 Sep, 2.00–4.30pm, Monks Risborough. With: Bouncy Castle; Cream Teas; Book Stall; Ice cream; Raffle; Children’s entertainer, games & craft; Phoenix cards; Kindergym; Gymnastics display; Splat the Rat; Cakes and home-made produce; BBQ; Bottle stall; Football Games; and lots more…

A talk by retired BBC Correspondent Bill Hamilton in aid of BKB Uganda Orphans Friday 14 Oct, 7pm for 7.30 start, St Anne’s Hall. Bill has a special interest in Uganda as he covered assignments there over the Wendover Arm Trust Restoration Open Day years. Tickets £5. There will be a bar and Sunday 4 Sep, 12.30 to 4pm at Drayton raffle. Info/tickets: Clare 01442 825879 or Beauchamp Church by kind permission of Marguerite on 01296 622678.

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The Thrift Shop Manager at RAF Halton, Mrs Veronica Tuppen, from Wendover, has been awarded the BEM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her voluntary service to RAF Families and to Charity. Veronica has volunteered for over 40 years, 25 years of which have been in service to RAF Halton’s Thrift Shop. She has donated thousands of pounds to local and service charities over the years.

Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford. My colleagues nominated me in conjunction with the Station Charity Staff. I informed my sons by telling them to look in the Daily Telegraph and since then I have been teased by them, but both they and my patient and supportive husband are thrilled for me. I’m extremely honoured to receive the medal.” Veronica’s husband, Henry, was the Commanding Officer of St Mary’s hospital, which was part of the RAF Halton site, it was here that Veronica started her volunteering. She continued: “I just wanted to get in and try to help out, we have a nice home in Wendover but I couldn’t stay indoors all the time, I wanted to be involved.”

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Thanks from Esmé and Family To the people of Wendover and surrounding area: We would just like to say a very big thank you. The reason for this is the support and help you have given us following the diagnosis of Rett Syndrome for our daughter Esmé in 2013. Since then we have held fundraising events and tried to increase public awareness about this condition which affects 1 in 10,000 people, mainly girls. With your help we have managed to buy a specialist computer allowing Esmé to communicate with us using eye gaze. We have been able to continue with expert training in how best to use the device, and extend that training into school. She is doing very well at school, keeping up with her peers who are a year older than her. The biggest project that we have undertaken as a result of fundraising has been the adaptation of our home. This has taken 6 months and a lot of hard work by all involved. It is now completed and is now fully wheelchair accessible. We have had a lot of

- Make A Wish Foundation and Spafix for granting Esmé’s wish to have a hydrotherapy tub - M&T Windows and JCL Glass for generously providing windows and doors - Fowler Electrics for their electrical work - Enterprise Skip Hire - Grant & Stone, Buildbase and Jewsons - All of our friends who helped with the work, provided a place to escape during the daytime or to stay at night, who fed us and allowed us to use their showers help from many people in both professional - Our neighbours for putting up with all the and personal capacities over the eighteen noise, dust and work traffic months of planning and six months of building Finally a big thank you to every last one of and would like to say thank you to each and you who has attended our fundraising events. every one of you. The money we raise is always put towards In particular we would like to thank: helping Esmé have a full and happy life and - AVDC for approving a grant to help with help her to be the best she can. We welcome adaptations and advising on best layout any questions about either Rett Syndrome or - Alan and Andrew Robson for doing a sterling how the money is spent. build job and coping with some stressful We have further events planned for this year; situations! - The Wendover Trust for going above and keep your eyes peeled. Thank you again. Anthony and Abigail Davison-Hoult beyond with their help and advice

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The war continued on the various fronts around the world. The sixth Italian offensive on the Isonzo began with the battle of Gorizia. Belgian and British troops made gains in Africa. Rumania joined the Allies and declared war on Austria-Hungary. Turkey declared war on Rumania. At sea, the cruisers Nottingham and Falmouth were sunk by German submarines. In France, the German General Falkenhayn was dismissed for failing to take Verdun and was replaced by the duo Hindenburg and Ludendorff. On the Somme, the 1st Bucks Battalion attacked and took the German strong-point of Pozieres. On 16 August Pte Tom Simmons of York Buildings, Wendover, died of wounds following the heavy fighting near Pozieres. Tom was serving with the 1/4 Battalion Ox and Bucks LI. In civilian life, Tom was a steam-roller and threshing machine driver and lived with his widowed mother, Sarah Simmons. He was aged 38. The Wendover Magazine did not publish a photo of Tom and explained: “Tom was by nature very quiet and reserved and had an aversion to having his photo taken, so we regret we shall be unable to print his portrait along with those of our other heroes”. Evidence of the strain of war showed itself in the entry in the Wendover School Log Book.

The headmaster, Mr Molineux, reported poor examination results which he said were caused by a bad attendance record and by having only scraps of paper to use for written work. He said that “...the situation is most discouraging... my final report will be Coombe Hill House made in September as I have felt somewhat suffrage had changed considerably since unwell”. 1909 when Lady Louisa Smith, the wife of the Rev Albert Smith, vicar of Wendover, St Mary’s Sunday School Treat and Prize had been president of the Wendover branch Giving was followed by a tea in the Corner of the Anti-Suffrage League with the aim of House Hotel and sports in Dr Woollerton’s resisting votes for women. meadow. The prizes were presented by Miss Frances Dove, who as a pioneer of girl’s The Bucks Herald of 19 August reported “a education founded the first Public School bountiful crop of wild fruits” on the hills for girls - Wycombe Abbey. Frances, later around Wendover. “The wild raspberries Dame Frances Dove, was also a leading on Bacombe Hill have been very large and Suffragist, a member of the non-violent wing plentiful this year, and many people availed of the Suffrage themselves of the opportunity of gathering movement. the fruit. Unfortunately a fire broke out In 1907 when recently and damaged a few canes and women were patches of heather. There is great promise permitted to be of a good blackberry crop also. There are become town more nuts than usual on the hedges, and councillors the crab-apples, where found, are excellent Frances Dove and fine”. was elected as a Mike Senior & Val Moir High Wycombe Dame Frances Dove at councillor. On Coombe Hill House her retirement If you have any family reminiscences as head of Wycombe Abbey she moved to you would like to share, please contact Coombe Hill House on Ellesborough Road Wendover News as shown below and on and became an enthusiastic member of the the front page. Wendover community. The attitude towards

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Lindengate Do you have any time available to help us with our new Sensory Garden? At Lindengate there are many opportunities for our Gardeners to learn and experience the therapeutic effect of horticulture, arts and crafts, construction, cooking and wild life, as well as being part of a team and the wider community. We’re looking to take these opportunities a step further, in creating a fully accessible Sensory Garden. The Sensory Garden will be used for sensory enrichment and relaxation as well as mental stimulation and fun. It will include a huge variety of planting, sculptures and art displays, seating areas, landscaping, water features, wildlife areas and much more to stimulate all the 5 senses. We are very excited that designs have now been finalised, we already have the funding for the main pathways within the garden and have started clearing and marking out the garden. Over the summer months both Gardeners and volunteers will work together

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Poirot Star praises Calibre Volunteers development activity’ and came second in Hugh Fraser, who plays Captain Hastings in the popular TV series “Agatha Christie’s Poirot”, was the star guest at a special party held at Calibre Audio Library in honour of its volunteer readers.

the ‘best national baby and toddler activity’ category in the prestigious What’s on 4 Awards at their ceremony on Thursday 23 June.

Hartbeeps wins National Award!

Caroline says: “I have been running Hartbeeps classes for five years and I’m still SO excited to be part of such an innovative programme and love being able to bring it to the local community.”

The awards scheme, which is now in its tenth year, recognises the best activities and classes He joined the charity to say a big “Thank-you” throughout the UK as nominated and voted to three special volunteers who between for by parents. them have given 16,500 hours of their time to record 550 audio books for blind and partially Local mum Caroline Woolnough, who lives in Chesham and her contractor Karolina Lindsay sighted people. run 20 classes a week between them in South With each book averaging 30 hours to record, Bucks & Neighbouring Herts. In each session, Bob Rollett and Terrence Hardiman received little ones and their grown-ups can expect to Gold Centurion awards for recording 200 enjoy a plethora of puppets, lighting effects, books, while fellow thespian Derry Dinkin contemporary music, innovative and unusual MBE received a Silver Centurion award for props, original baby pop songs, and sensory 150 books. experiences. Hartbeeps music and sensory classes for babies and toddlers, which has sessions in Chesham, Amersham, Wendover, Berkhamsted & Tring has won ‘best national pre-schooler

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When a mother of two looked for a learning equipment library for her children (ages 4 and 7) and couldn’t find one, she decided to set one up herself. Betty Beston, of Weston Turville, wanted a way to inspire her boys beyond books and the internet, but simply couldn’t afford to buy all the hands-on things she thought they would find exciting, like models of the human body, microscopes, rock collections and sewing machines. “I hoped to find an equipment library that I could use, but nothing seems to be available locally,” says Betty. “When I asked around to see if anyone else would find such a resource useful, I got an overwhelming positive response. I figured if we needed one, and other families needed one, then I should start one!”

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WheelPower are a national partner of Rotary President Linda Downey said, “Wendover in Great Britain and Ireland, with clubs all Rotary is delighted to support WheelPower around the country fundraising, volunteering, and supporting the charity. Home visits - 01296 696032 as a local charity which benefits disabled people. We fully support the concept Surgery at the Belmore Centre that disability should be no barrier to fully Wendover Remembers Wallhanging The wallhanging has been on display round 01296 612361 participate in sport.” Wendover and will soon be on its way to the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham 11-14 The money raised for WheelPower will Registered member of the August with Debs McGuire from PlainStitch. fund vital opportunities for disabled people British Association of Foot Health Professionals

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HS2 We have had the Locus Standi hearings, and as feared, the rules and expediency appear to be against us. The decisions appear to be draconian in their application. Firstly, it appears your property had to be directly impacted or the noise was such you would have a clear case in law in order to be heard. This restrictive approach has been raised with the Select Committee. As Lord Walker said: “Other petitioners understand its limited scope but find it unacceptable and have said so in forthright terms. The point was made eloquently by Mrs Emma Davies of Coombe Avenue, Wendover, one of the youngest petitioners from whom we have heard. She said that the HS2 railway is a new world and that it calls for a new approach to parliamentary practice on Hybrid Bills. We agree with that view.” Secondly, HS2 Ltd have argued and the House of Lords have accepted the premise that if the local Parish Council or District Council are raising the issue then the individual does not need to be heard. As Chairman of Halton

Parish Council I am a firm supporter of the view that the Parish Councils should and will represent the views of the local populace. However, I am the first to admit that having a variety of people talking with passion about a subject that personally impacts them is very persuasive. Neither HS2 Ltd nor the House of Lords Select Committee consulted us about how the Parish Council were going to be the ‘super’ representative of the area. What I can say is that the Parish Council will do the best they can and that is all you can ask of anyone. It will be a challenging time for the Parish Council with advice from numerous sources. One area which was decided by the Select Committee was around the question of Additional Provisions. Chiltern District Council were leading the fight to get the House of Lords select committee to have the power to grant Additional Provisions. This was important as it would allow the case for a Chiltern Long Tunnel to be heard and if won put into effect. The Select Committee decided that this would

be basically unfair to those impacted by the change who would not have the opportunity to voice their concerns about this change. Therefore, they decided unless they were given specific instructions to do so they would not hear the long tunnel cases and it would be a waste of time and resources to hear them. The Wendover Society is pursuing a Wendover only tunnel which does not apparently need an Additional Provision, although it will be a tough fight to win. In the meantime the Parish Council will be fighting to get the best mitigation possible for Wendover. However, unless there is a change in the politics surrounding HS2 it appears unlikely we will get a long tunnel. On a brighter note, the Brexit referendum result may yet save us. I am not sure how persuasive Mr Cameron’s comments were about HS2 having to be shelved if we voted to leave the EU, but now we need to see if that forecast turns into reality. It remains to be seen if they carry on with this folly or whether common sense will prevail.

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The Jenkinson family at Chiltern Brewery are absolutely delighted to have won Food & Drink Producer of the Year in the Bucks Business Awards 2016, held in June. “This is such an amazing accolade and testament to our fantastic and dedicated team at the brewery,” said Tom Jenkinson. “We are thrilled and delighted,” said brother George Jenkinson. Learn more about the team and products at

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Congratulations to the Prince of India, which has won a local competition for the Best Local Curry House. The Prince of India is Wendover’s oldest Indian Restaurant, taking over from The Spinning Jenny in 1979. This very traditional Indian Restaurant underwent a huge refurbishment about 15 years ago so now it has a much lighter, more modern ambience with tasteful flower decorations. The owner, Sanawarul Haque, is very grateful to his older brother who started the business. Loyal customers voted for the Prince of India to gain the accolade for Best Local Curry House because they know the care with which the chef prepares their meals, always choosing the freshest and finest ingredients from reputable suppliers. For example, they only use the highest quality Basmati rice. Their dishes satisfy all tastes: mild, medium and spicy which is why their customers are so happy with their service. See ad below.

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A comforting and beautiful little hideaway; the Lady Grey Tearoom supplies a fabulous selection of homemade cakes and teas as well as good sized and high quality portions of food. The staff are described to “make you feel very welcome” as well as being “lovely and friendly” by visitors to the Tearoom. The peaceful atmosphere at the Tearoom transforms simply having a cup of tea and a slice of delicious cake into an exquisite experience. See ad, right.

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Rothschild Pavilion Why not come and enjoy a drink or meal at the Rothschild Pavilion Halton Tennis Centre, Halton Village The Pavilion is a superbly modernised building while still retaining its ancient charm in a superb setting in the heart of Halton Village New Chef Sam Monastyrskyj New for summer 10.00am to 11.30am - Brunch New Lunchtime and Children’s Menus 12noon to 2.30pm Pastries to 3pm Afternoon Tea 3.30 to 5.00pm Seasonal Menu Dinner 5.00 to 7.00pm Mondays No fine dining Saturday and Sunday Tuesday to Friday last orders 9.30pm No booking needed Open 11-2pm Monday – Friday All day Saturday from 9am Rothschild Pavilion, Halton Tennis Centre, Chestnut End, Halton Village HP22 5PD 01296 623453

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in Halton Tennis Centre With introduction of new chef, Sam Monastyrskyj, it’s certain that the Rothschild Pavilion, built over 100 years ago, will soon become more than just a place to relax after a game of tennis, in fact nothing less than a destination – somewhere for anyone to come for a high quality and enjoyable meal. The new seasonal menu is locally sourced wherever possible and is developing using Sam’s excellent training, including experience in the kitchens of Raymond Blanc’s Manoir and Tom Kerridge’s Hand & Flowers. The introduction of brunch from 10am is a very welcome extension of both menu and opening times. Sam is a familiar face because he was a Junior player before starting his culinary journey which has involved this kitchen. This means he understands the needs of player and guest alike. This pedigree means the developing menu will be a must to follow. For more details, see ad, left.

Buckmoorend Farm Shop

Buckmoorend Farm Shop on the Great Missenden Road by the Chequers Estate is celebrating its 3 month anniversary. The shop specialises in tasty home reared meats straight from the farm and local produce from the Chilterns area. The organisation Visit Chilterns recently tweeted ‘This farm produces some of the best lamb I have ever eaten’. New ranges include their own handcarved cooked ham and Biltong – dried cured meat – both of which are proving very popular. Third generation farmer Daniel Hares has been keen to share his family’s ethos and values of sustainable animal husbandry and non-intensive farming with a wider audience. “Our animals can roam free here and graze on home grown food,” says wife Steph. The shop is open Wednesday to Friday 3.30pm to 6.30pm and 10am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. 01296 620493 Twitter @BuckmoorendFarm, Facebook, Instagram, See ad below left.




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Food Excellence Tres Corazones

Authentic Spanish food cooked by native chefs is not freely available in the Chilterns so anyone wanting the real deal should head along to Tres Corazones. Enjoy the fantastic open atmosphere with the spectacular fully folding windows. Every week there is a special cocktail promotion and the in house recipe Sangria reflects the summer weather when we have it! The all day tapas is a rare treat on a Saturday and Sunday paella is becoming a local favourite, too. Planning ahead, the function room seats 30 comfortably seated and more standing which means it is perfect for Christmas celebrations. See ad below left.


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Not just a village pub (but every bit a village pub), The King & Queen in South Street offers the finest range of Cask and Craft Ales, Ciders and Premium Lagers and wines alongside an exceptional spirit offer, with everything you’d expect and a whole lot more, including 15 different gins, paired with the full range of Fever Tree mixers. Live music events are a core feature. Everyone working at the King and Queen is from Wendover, including our chef, who has established an exceptional menu, encapsulating both quality and value: honest homemade pub classics, except Mondays, including delicious Sunday Lunches. New Bar Snack menu available 7 days a week. Visit thekingandqueen.squa​ Enjoy a favourite tipple, a bite to eat and see what a real pub, run by passionate people, is like. Our second Beer Festival of the summer will happen over August Bank Holiday, with guest ales and ciders, live music throughout the weekend and of course some fantastic food. See ad below right.

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No2 Pound Street is your local wine shop and deli; our ethos is to make shopping for food and wine fun. Products are selected after rigorous tasting, we search for producers with a passion; they use the best ingredients and achieve the very best flavours as a result. We specialise in fabulous wines from small producers who are often organic or biodynamic and many hold international awards for their wines. Our cheese producers repeatedly win accolades for their cheese, including Shropshire Blue this year’s supreme champion cheese in the British Cheese awards. Pop in for a tasting platter and a couple of glasses of wine to break the ice, or book-in for a wine tasting. Our passion has been celebrated with a number of awards: Best New Retailer ~ British Cheese Awards, Highly Commended ~ Buckinghamshire Food & Drink Awards, Runner-up ~ Muddy Stilettos and more! Come along and see, and taste, for yourself!’ See ad below left.


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Over the last 11 years good work has been done with a group of young people within our community. Work that can easily go unnoticed and unacknowledged and work that continues with other age groups. On the afternoon of 18 June WJFC U18’s held their Presentation Day at The King & Queen pub in Wendover. This year this event was particularly significant and poignant as many of the boys (young men now) are hoping to go to university in the autumn, meaning this team will disband having played together for 11 years and won silverware for the first time this season.

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Listening to the team captain give his report on the performance of each player before handing them their individual trophy, it became very clear what a strong and valued bond these young men have. However even more striking was the lessons they have learnt from their time together: commitment and dedication; sticking together when times are tough; the importance of self-belief; the meaning of teamwork; respect for each other and authority; valuing and encouraging others;

the need to achieve a balance between one’s obligations and responsibilities and one’s desires and, of course, the glorious art of football. I have deliberately avoided mentioning individuals, because this has been a real team effort. A team that goes beyond the players themselves but includes the manager and coaches, who have acted as role models for our young men; the match officials, some of whom we have agreed withothers we haven’t- but all of whom we have respected and the parents who over 11 years have chauffeured, laundered, cheered on, cheered up and warmed up their sons. When so much is heard about the negative side of football, it is heart-warming that in Wendover it is being used by willing volunteers at grassroots level as a tool for good. In this team a band of brothers has been established. Individually these young men are going into the wider world with a strong foundation formed in Wendover. Thank you WJFC. L. Janovskis

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You Write Going the Extra Mile

got the wedding bouquet and flowers she I really wanted to let you know about a always dreamed of. local Wendover trader who went the extra Everything went fantastically and while there “hundred miles” for our family. are a long list of people to thank for making Due to very sad circumstances, my sister and this wedding day special, Eileen is one of the her partner had to get an emergency licence people at the top of our list. Thank you. Mike Kent so they could be married in Milton Keynes hospital. By the time everything was sorted out, it was 8pm in the evening with the VALP ceremony set for 3pm the next afternoon. I am intrigued at Councillor Bowles letter, All the family helped make arrangements stating that if the AVDC plan is, ‘not as and after we pulled a reception venue out we in Wendover and Halton would wish, of thin air (another heartwarming story). It I will abstain’. Perhaps he could explain was 10am the morning before the wedding just what this will achieve, as I for one am and no flowers. We rang round trying to find at a loss to understand? Always thought the bride’s favourite lilies, but unfortunately that the representatives are there for the constituents and should vote accordingly. they were special order only. Surely if the plan is not wanted, he should For reasons I am not sure of myself, I called vote against? Paul Tattam into Eileen’s Flowers on the Tring Road Wendover in sheer desperation. After I explained the situation, Eileen dropped Thanks from Julian everything she was doing and was on the I would like to say a huge thank you to all phone to the bride. Watching her multi- my customers. As the sale went through task, running round to every corner of the so quickly in the end, I was unfortunately shop, picking flowers from here and there unable to speak to everyone in person to while talking to the bride and making her tell them how much I appreciated them. I dream wedding bouquet was a sight to be am really missing the chats and gossips I had seen. Button holes for the guys, no problem. with so many people, I hope to see you all Button holes for the ladies, Eileen is on the around. Thank you again. Julian Stevens phone again asking about the colour of their dresses and like magic, colour coordinated Editor’s Note: Julian may be gone, but Tangled has now opened! See advert page 3. button holes for the ladies too. In the space of about an hour, this wonderful lady had sorted everything out and we could think about a quick shower before the ceremony. Thank you so much. Our family will always remember your kindness and determination to make sure our sister

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may”. There were so many associates that I have known for many years , yet when the chips were down on a difference of opinion they betrayed me. But a least I know that now. Remain/Brexit was always going to be divisive, amongst friends, family, neighbours and work colleagues etc...however, I hoped and expected amongst true friends and family; people would be able to disagree without it affecting their long time good relationships. We know now we are going to have a new woman Prime Minister; I hope she will be able to set the foundations and environment, where divided relationships are able to come back together. At this time we all need some humility and the grace to offer the hand of friendship to those who have turned their back on us, simply because we had a different opinion over EU membership. Our nation, Great Britain, depends on us coming back together and working for a common goal to make Great Britain great again! Simon Icke

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My father Archie Dell and his two older brothers were all in France during WW1. They made a pact to meet on the Town Hall steps in Albert at 1pm on a certain date. Archie and William met, but another soldier arrived with a message from Cecil - “Unable to see you, being sent to the Front. Best wishes, Cecil.” Sadly, Cecil, the eldest, was killed 19 July 1916. Mollie Dell Editor’s note: Cecil Dell’s photo appeared in Wendover Remembers, July 2016 edition. You Write continues page 31.

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Congratulations to Wendover Youth Centre (WYC) on organising another mini festival on Wednesday 20 July. It should be in full swing at Ashbrook Park as Wendover News goes to press. Premier Sport, based in the same building as WYC, is organising sports based activities for 5-12 year olds throughout the weekdays of the summer holidays. Activities include gymnastics, street dance, rounders, basketball, fencing, swimming and more! You might even learn to make a pizza! There will be adventure walks, visits to Wendover Woods and activities in John Colet Sports Hall and at Wendover Swimming Pool. All you need to bring is a packed lunch, water bottle, activity-appropriate clothing, and your enthusiastic self! If this sounds good to you, book on Meanwhile, Becky Murgatroyd and Hayley Openshaw from WYC will be assisting at National Citizen Service sessions in Kent, aimed at 15-17 year olds. NCS covers a three week period: week one - outdoor activities to build confidence and leadership skills; week two - developing life skills including financial and work/ study skills; week three - a community project in your local area.

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Last half term, year three from Wendover Junior School took part in a very special project as part of the Go Givers initiative. Every Thursday over a six week period, 15 children visited The Willows Dementia Unit at St Leonards Residential Care Home in order to give something back to the local community. The pupils chose to support this worthy cause and planned and organised their own activities to do with the residents

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Schools battle in mini-Olympics

Stoke Mandeville Stadium played host to 1,300 children Friday 1 July as they competed for medals in the Bucks and Milton Keynes School Games. In all, 75 schools took part at sites across Aylesbury. There were 13 different sports, from athletics to swimming, rounders, table tennis and cycling. Former GB Olympic sprinter Abi Oyepitan, a Commonwealth gold medallist, was special guest star, meeting the children Mrs Oram shows pupils round The Willows and giving an inspirational speech at the opening ceremony for the day, organised when they were there. The children sang by Leap (The Bucks & MK Sport and Activity songs from the war time era as well as sharing Partnership) in partnership with the county’s poems which they had written in class to tell School Games Organisers. the residents more about themselves. The children thoroughly enjoyed being shown Local schools taking part included John Colet around the residential home and learning School and Halton Community Combined more about dementia. It was clear every School. John Colet School took first place in week that the residents had thoroughly yr 9 boys table tennis and third place in yr enjoyed the visit and the children were 7-8 girls football. delighted to see the difference they were making to other members of the community. Little Acorns We are very grateful to our school governor Little Acorns Kindergarten are very proud to Sylvia Oram who helped the children to announce they were awarded Outstanding prepare for the trip as well as accompanying as an overall judgement in their recent them. Also, I would like to thank St Leonards inspection. This fantastic achievement is and in particular their manager, Nicky Cahill a tribute to the dedicated team that work for making us feel so welcome each week. tirelessly to provide a safe, happy and Special thanks for the delicious cakes which stimulating environment for the children and were baked for us and a real treat! a welcoming atmosphere to current, new Rachel McGinnity and old families with an open door policy.

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Club Corner Sparrowhawks Host Hugely eventual winners Ashridge. Once the netball Wendover FC – Summer Break Update was over, everyone enjoyed a BBQ in the On Saturday 23 July we held our annual Successful Mixed Tournament! Despite the competitive season finishing in April, it’s been a busy summer for the Wendover Sparrowhawks Netball team. June saw the club host a hugely successful mixed netball tournament – the main annual fundraiser for the club. The Sparrowhawks were delighted to host 7 teams who battled it out for a chance to see their name engraved on the winner’s shield. Despite storming the league round of the tournament, Passaro & Co Ballers narrowly lost out in the final to

sunshine. The club raised over £700 on the day, and was absolutely delighted to donate £100 of that to the Short Breaks programme based in the Wendover Children’s Centre. The club would like to say a massive thank you to all who came along to watch and take part, and to all the local business who were kind enough to donate raffle prizes.

5-a-side tournament, which was bigger and better than ever. On the day, we were also raising funds for the very worthy Help for Harry Campaign. Please hop over to their Facebook page: HelpForHarry for more details about the wonderful Harry and how you can help him to have a better life. On the pitch we have began pre season training and would welcome any new and enthusiastic players to join us. We train every Wednesday at 19:00 at the John Colet playing fields.

The Sparrowhawks are always open to new players and continue to train throughout the summer at the John Colet outdoor courts from 6.30-7.45. We hope to see some new faces over the summer!

As you will know from previous months, we have a lot of people working both on and off the pitch for us and therefore will be changing slightly our ‘Player of the Month’ to ‘Wendover FC Member of the month’ so we can include everyone at the club. This month is Darren ‘Daz’ Woolard who is not only a player but he is the First Team Manager and

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Club Corner a Committee Member too. Daz joined the club 3 years ago and soon became a hit due to his goal scoring prowess. In 2015 we lost our long term Manager and Daz was quick to volunteer himself to fit the big shoes and in his first season has guided Wendover FC to their best league position in over a decade.

The Bucks Yeoman in Bedgrove on Tuesday 23 August at 8 pm So if you’re having a staycation or just need a pint at the end of a hot and sticky day, come and explore the local hostelries and see what the locals really get up to.

September will see the Whitchurch Men out on Days of Dance with other sides. 3 and 4 September is the East Suffolk Ring Meeting in Framlingham with further events every weekend for the rest of the month. I’ll write Whitchurch Morris - Morris Reloaded more in the next newsletter. Wassail, John King, WMM The long summer vacation might just have started but you’re probably already wondering what to do for entertainment. I have great news for you. Following a bagging Wendover Arm Trust Work News session the other evening, we have enough Good progress has been made on the Stage men and dancers to give you two additional 4 pipe capping between Whitehouses and Bridge 4 during May and June and is rapidly evenings out! approaching Bridge 4. It is possible that Stage Notwithstanding this summer’s curse of the 4 pipe capping to Bridge 4 will be complete Tuesday night weather, we shall be at: or nearly complete in August. The June Open The Bell, Stoke Mandeville on Tuesday 16 Day was a great success! Thanks to all who August at 8 pm and helped make it so.

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Councillor’s Comment First, Manor Waste, a slightly controversial project that was funded by AVDC with the advice and assistance of all the District Councillors through the Parish Council. I am sure that now things have settled down, residents will recognise that they now have a better presented and safer surface in the Market Area, achieved at no cost to the Parish Council’s Funds. Secondly, The Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan is now in a period of consultation. All 3 of the AVDC Councillors will be engaged with both Parish Councils in Wendover and Halton to understand and represent the views of local communities. Clearly, in all areas of the country, this is an unpopular      

prospect and the reality is that we will not be allowed to say that any number of houses is too high. AVDC is going to be an area of future housing growth, whether we like that prospect or not. We must work hard to present a robust case, acceptable to our communities, based around how many houses we are prepared to accept and where they could be built. Our submissions will then be taken under consideration as we work towards the final local plan. I speak for all of the AVDC Councillors when I say that we have the interests of local people front and centre in our deliberations on this issue. The number of houses given in the Draft plan at this stage is for planning purposes and should be considered

as a baseline for initial debate, rather than a final conclusion. Finally, HS2. None of us wants this vanity project and we will continue to firmly defend our community from its consequences. Notwithstanding the wrongs and rights of BREXIT, we are hopeful that the resetting of the UK’s economy as a consequence of it may result in the whole validity of HS2 being reviewed. We will be asking our MP to represent this view to the PM’s Office. In the event that HS2 continues, all of our councillors will continue to work with Parish Councils and local pressure groups to mitigate the effects to our local communities. Cllr Peter Strachan, AVDC

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Doris Dyson and Chips the dog by the gasometer in Wharf Road. Swan Mews is now on this site.

Wharf Lane

After reading the very interesting article by Jackie Sambucci in the April edition of Wendover News, it has prompted me to write of my own recollections. As a lifelong resident of Wharf Road, I have many memories from the 1930’s onwards. Until the mid 1950’s Wharf Road (or Wharf Lane as it was known then) was a cart track to the fields for Manor Farm, which had a farmyard in the Aylesbury Road (farmhouse is now no 27) from The Pennings to what is now known as Vinetrees. The Lane gave access to the Canal Wharf, which also incorporated a sawmill run by Edmunds and Philby until the late 1940’s. Although the Wharf was no longer in operation, the Wharfinger’s Cottage still remained and was occupied by his son and daughter. It was later to become my home. The only other buildings in the lane were the Wendover Gas Works, which comprised three Gasholders and Pumping Engines

which my father managed and where my parents and I lived in the adjacent cottage known then as “Field Cottage” until 1951.

considerable damage. It appeared to come from approximately Grange Gardens across the lane and took a large section of the roof off “The Old Wharf” Cottage scattering the slates across the fields.

Prior to the War, in 1936, the large attractive Riding Stables owned by W G Oliver were built, which consisted of 18 Loose Boxes and a field for training jumping horses. During the war the Stables were used to store evaporated milk, thousands of cartons containing 48 tins of milk each. There was a well organised robbery when lorry loads of the milk were stolen. I do not know if the offenders were ever caught. (My big regret is that Gasometer and “Field I do not possess a photograph of Cottage” taken across the the stables). canal from “The Old Wharf”. On Sunday 21 May 1950, I stood at the kitchen door of “Field Cottage” and witnessed the well-documented tornado which struck Wendover causing

Prior to the development of the schools etc, there was a stile at the farm end of Wharf Lane leading across fields to Clay Lane to Dorothy’s Fish and Chip shop on the corner of Clay Lane and Tring Road. Once a year a fair would visit this field where I loved to try my skills on the Coconut Shy. The view from “The Old Wharf’s” kitchen window was of farmland with pigsties and of corn ricks awaiting threshing. Dick Dyson’s memoir continues next month

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Local Face: Leah Lewis Local Aylesbury girl Leah Lewis attended Mandeville School before Aylesbury College and the University of Hertfordshire at Hatfield studying Event Management. She has put her degree to good use working for the Head Office of Haven Holidays and then a photography company in Whitchurch, before joining local Charity PACE as Community Fundraiser in their Weston Turville office in January 2016. Leah was inspired by her uncle to apply for this job because he has been working for the charity as a physiotherapist for the past 7 years and recommended it for its positivity, supportive atmosphere and family feel. Leah was delighted to find that this is indeed the case. Leah’s first big campaign was a sunrise expedition to Snowdon. Leah surprised herself by not only doing all the admin for it but actually participating herself. This involved 20 walkers - a mixture of staff,

volunteers and corporate sponsors who left “base camp” at midnight, complete with head torches, and arrived to watch a rather cloudy sunrise at 4.20am. They were back down at the bottom of the mountain by 8am ready to devour a huge breakfast. This sponsored event raised £6½K. Leah was clearly thrilled that her first big event was such a great success and the next trip is a sunset walk on Snowdon in September. PACE was also very pleased with the result as the charity needs £1½million to finish the Weston Turville site. The first building is dedicated to independence learning for age 18+ pupils who are about to go to university or work and also to nursery children as it is better to start conductive therapy as soon

as possible after diagnosis. This is why the second building on the Weston Turville site is devoted to a relatively new initiative PIPS - the PACE Infant & Parent Service. PIPS gives parents access to specialist services when they need them - even before a definitive diagnosis is made because the brain is most plastic when very young so early intervention enhances the potential outcome. The service started in 2014 and moved to Weston Turville in November 2015 when the new building was opened. PIPS, for 0-5 year olds, is supported through fund raising only. Leah feels that she is making a full contribution to a charity which gives increased life chances to the children of so many families. To support Leah’s work at PACE, please telephone 01296 616973 or email


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Wendover Fitness classes, times & locations vary, see website for details


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The Rotary Club of Wendover & District. For meeting times see website



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VALP Visit

We feel that you should be aware of the abysmal performance of your Planning Department at the so-called public consultation exhibition regarding the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan. On Thursday 14 July, we visited the stand in Friars Square, Aylesbury. We thought that the presentation was a disgrace considering that it was supposed to impart information in a clear and logical way to enable the public to understand the planning policy, the effect on their local communities, and thus enable them to make sensible comments.

There were less than a dozen members of the public but it was difficult to get to talk to any of the four representatives with specific knowledge on a particular topic or area. When we complained to the senior representative his reaction appeared to be one of mild shock and the comment that the tables were “all that Friars Square would provide”.

to the north of Wendover with no definite area specified. For a population increase for Wendover of some 35% such a vague plan is, frankly, unacceptable. The website is no more enlightening! This is no way to organise a presentation of such importance to all living in Aylesbury Vale. It is not fair to the public and shows your Planning Department in a very poor light. I hope that improvements will have been made before their visit to Wendover, or expect a hostile reception. Mrs A G and Mr J Wilding

In terms of content, there was no information on proposed infrastructure in the areas of roads, educational and medical facilities, all of which are currently inadequate, with vague references to Bucks County Council plans being available “in the final version”. The infrastructure is key to the viability of any major development and its detail is needed Pick it up! There were several boards containing now and without it, it is impossible to make I have recently started walking a friend’s dog. information and maps. The maps were an informed response to the Draft Plan. Despite problems with my hips and lower inadequate and there was no indication as back, I manage to pick up the dog’s poo and to where the sequence started. There were We attended the exhibition as a bin it. It often seems that other dog owners two tables with haphazard piles of dog-eared reconnaissance to the function in Wendover can’t seem to manage this. Roundworm, maps (this was the third exhibition and this on 4 August. The display and documents tapeworm and campylobacterosis are caused session had only been open for half an hour), refer to an “800+ houses in Wendover” by dog poo, and can be life-threatening. documents and leaflets, on two small tables. to be located on current green belt land Sadia Hersant

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Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

View from the Chair

...of the Planning Committee It is sometimes thought that the Planning Committee can decide or certainly strongly influence planning decisions, but we only have the same right to object as an ordinary individual. Applications are determined by the officers and councillors of AVDC. Grounds for objection can only be made on the following criteria: The application is unsuitable because it is over bearing, overshadowing, or out of character through design, appearance or layout; causes loss of light or other amenity; highway safety and traffic issues; loss of privacy; noise, disturbance and smell; impact on trees and the environment; if it falls foul of local and national policy and guidance. Objections cannot be considered on loss of view, or the effect on property values. Information on current planning applications www. or at the Clock Tower. Stephen Worth

You can find out more about the draft plan, Interested in Theatre? and guidance about how to respond at Mike and Marguerite Spain have been running The Theatre in the Villages for Wendover for the consultation closes Monday 5 September. last few years and we would like to thank them for their hard work in making it such Parish Council Meeting a success. New volunteers are now needed Monday 1 August, 7.30pm so if you have an interest in theatre why not Wendover Library Room get involved? Theatre in the Villages is a rural touring scheme bringing professional theatre Our New Assistant Clerk and entertainment to village halls across A little bit about me, I am 21 years old and Buckinghamshire and relies on volunteers to have always lived manage all aspects of putting on a show in locally to Wendover. I their own village – from choosing the play, have studied musical to selling the tickets. Contact jeannette. theatre, which is my - or for more info - www. passion and I love to dance. I am excited to be working with Village Quiz the Wendover Parish Council and look forward to all that the The closing date for teams who want to take part in the quiz is 1 September. You will need to future brings for Wendover and me! Chloe Gurney fill out the relevant form available at the Clock Tower or email .

Local Produce Market Manor Waste 9am to 1pm Saturday 20 August

Aylesbury Vale Local Plan (VALP)

A public meeting at St Anne’s Hall, on Thursday 4 August from 11am to 8pm, is the latest stage of the VALP consultation and will give Wendover residents, businesses and community groups the opportunity to voice their opinions about where housing, leisure, community facilities and employment opportunities are distributed in the future.

Dog Bins

Jo, our street sweeper

We have had a complaint from Jo who works diligently to keep the streets in central Wendover up to scratch. He has asked that people stop putting household waste in street rubbish bins. The misuse of the bins is anti social, negates the reason for the bins and makes Jo’s job more difficult.

We now have 19 dog bins in the Parish including two new bins at Haddington Play Park and Halton Lane. Unfortunately some owners are not using the facility and open spaces and pavements, especially Tring Road and Heron Path, are suffering the consequences. It is important to Bus Shelters keep our environment safe, clean and enjoyable We have two new bus shelters, outside the for all and we would ask those who do not clear George & Dragon, at last, and at the junction up after their dogs to be more public spirited. of Aylesbury Road and Chiltern Road. Wendover Parish Council, The Clock Tower, High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU

01296 623056


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