Wendover News August 2017

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August 2017

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Monday 14 August

A Hiatus?

the arrival of the new Vicar August is a month when of Wendover, Revd Sally we often relax because it Moring, see date on page 7. is summer. The weather • Wendover Celebrates is can be warm which revving up for 2018, see suggests slowing down, article page 24. not rushing. It can often be a perfect hiatus before new beginnings Princess Mary Gate in the autumn: As Wendover News was going • In August we are to press, the residents of Congratulations to Katie Malliff. saying goodbye to Princess Mary Gate became Mrs McLintock, Head While some members of Wendover aware that a developer had Teacher at John Colet Tennis Club were watching Federer scheduled the removal of win Wimbledon for the 8th time, School, see article the much loved planting in many members of Wendover page 15. and around the estate. Steve Squash Club were waiting for news • Local individuals and Bowles, who is our senior of fourteen year old Katie Malliff organisations are who entered the Dutch Junior Open, District Councillor and newly finalising their teams predicted to come 5th at best. In fact, elected County Councillor for Wendover Parish she won the tournament on Sunday immediately contacted 16 July . What an achievement! Quiz - please contact the relevant departments See article on page 22 Wendover Parish so the work scheduled for Council by Friday 1 Thursday 20 July was halted. September, contact details on back page. Wendover News social media and website • St Mary’s Wendover is preparing for will continue to update the story.

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Every Sun until 24 Sep, 2.30-5pm, St Mary’s Church, Wendover The tradition continues. Come have tea & cake and support St Mary’s!

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Cornelli Sugarcraft (see advert page 27) runs courses each term. They’re having a break in August, but classes will resume in September. Book today! www.cornellisugarcraft.co.uk See events pages 30 & 31.

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Cycle Rides and Local Walks

Simply Walk meets each Tuesday at 10.00 at Wendover Clock Tower and the first Thursday at 11.00 near Café in the Woods. Have a look at the listings on pages 30 & 31 for details. The Ramblers have a programme of organised walks of varying length and difficulty locally. Check their website www. aylesbury-ramblers.org.uk for the next walk, as there are none in Wendover in August.

or​g.uk/rides. Any bike will do as long as it’s roadworthy. Newcomers welcome, please try an easy-paced ride first. Easy-Paced Rides 09.30am Sundays: 6 - Aqua Vale HP20 1DX (inc NEWCOMERS RIDE), 13 - Weston Turville Shops, 20 & 27 - Watermead Inn HP19 0FX. Wendover and Halton Cycling Club meets weekly at 18.30 Wednesdays, 18.00 Thursdays, 08.30 Sundays. All meetings at Halton UK tennis and sports village. Parking, showers/changing and café on site. Contact Otec Bikes for information 07824 828024. See advert page 8.

Regular Events at Wendover Library

Learn My Way computer training first Tuesday of each month, please book. International Conversation - Fri 11, please book. Knit & Natter, Tue 15, 1.30-3.30pm. Children’s Book Club, third Saturday every month, 2.30pm - details from the Library. Look for details in the Library of the Scrabble Club starting in September.

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Events 5 pm. Admission: £2.50 per adult and £1 per child (aged 5-15). Free for Chiltern Society members showing membership cards.

Bucks County Museum & Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery

Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Free entry. Visit the fantastic Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, café, shop and garden. Featuring (until 28 October) “Textile Treasures of the Embroiderers’ Guild”, see advert page 4; (until 2 September), “Bricks Britannia: the history of Britain in LEGO® bricks”: over 30 stunning models made from 150,000 LEGO® bricks that tell the story of British history from the Stone Age to the 21st Century. The centrepiece of the show is an 8 metre long model of the Flying Scotsman steam locomotive. For charges, opening and activity times, birthday parties and more please check www.buckscountymuseum.org.

Art Exhibitions at a little bird told me gallery

Tue-Sun, Barn Courtyard, Wendover Exhibitions throughout the summer. From 11 July to 5 August, Di Oldfield’s work will be on display. From 6 August, Paula Wyatt and Anne-Marie will be doing demonstrations in the studio and holding weekend workshops. If you’d like to attend a workshop, please ring Melanie on 01296 620428. www.alittlebirdtoldm​egallery.com See advert page 2.

Exhibitions at Natural History Museum, Tring

until 12 Nov, daily Tring’s latest family exhibition about Animal Vision is filled with light and colour. Much more can be found at www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/tring.

Everyball Summer Sport Camps

until 1 Sep (Mon-Fri), Halton Tennis Centre Camps for all ages! Including: • Sporty Tots – for children aged 2.5 – under 4 years old; 9am–9.45am August Loyalty Card Offers If you are not receiving the monthly email reminder and would like to, please check your spam and junk folders or send your details, including your ILW card number to ilovewendover@wendoverchamber.co.uk See also www.wendoverloyaltycard.com and noticeboards in Sweeney’s Budgens, Costa, Harpenden BS, The Library and Wendover Hardware.

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Events • Mini Red Camps – for children aged 4-7 years old; 9am –12 noon (lunch included) • Junior Tennis Camps – for children aged 7-16 years; 9am – 3pm (lunch included) • Multi-Sport Camps – for children aged 7-16 years; 9am-3pm (bring your own lunch) Options to book daily or weekly; visit www. everyball.uk and click on Holiday Camps.

Volunteer Week at Lindengate! If you would like to take part in Lindengate’s Volunteer Week and help with site improvements, download a volunteer application form at www.lindengate.org.uk/volunteers.html.

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Tue 8, 7.45pm, St Anne’s Hall An informal meeting with singing and other fun and light-hearted activities. All visitors Music at The Village Gate will be made very welcome. Contact Sara on Fri 4, 8pm til late, 225 Aylesbury Road SKA & MOD evening with DJ Ray Steel. Free 01296 620005 or just turn up on the night. entry. Drop in and enjoy! See advert page 5. www.facebook.com/WendoverWI

Wed 9, 1.30-4pm, W Turville Village Hall Taking place in the Village Hall, HP22 5RW, on the Playing Field behind. Lots of activities and stalls, such as giant games and soft play equipment, a bouncy castle and face www.gocalltreecare.com painting, refreshments. Dress to impress for gocalltreecare@gmail.com the Best Dressed Teddy competition! Bring Lindengate Volunteer Week Fully Qualified & Insured Arborist Sat 5-Sun 13, Lindengate Site, Worlds End your own picnic and something to sit on. Tree Removal, Reduction & Reshaping Hedge Trimming & Replanting Stump Grinding Garden Centre Children must be accompanied by an adult. 24-Hour Emergency When is a break not a break? When it is Games and activities aimed at children 0-10. Sat 5, 12-5pm, Chesham Bois Lawn Tennis Club Join Aston Hearing free of charge to learn G O’Callaghan Tree Care Ltd how to stay active and engaged in sport if 208 Wendover Rd W/ Turville HP22 5TG you suffer hearing loss. Book online at www. T: 01296 613529 M: 07767 795883 astonhearing.co.uk/events.


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Sat 12, 6pm, Wendover Library Room Tue 22, 2.30-4.30pm, Wen Library Room £5 adults, £2.50 children, £1 each extra card. 9y+, 12 places, £4 per child, materials provided - please bring an item to decorate. Summer Show Please book through the Library. Wed 16, 6-7.45pm, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS Entry night for the Aston Clinton, Buckland Towersey Festival 2017 & Drayton Beauchamp Horticultural Society Fri 25-Mon 28, Thame Showground OX9 3JL Annual Summer Show. And Sat 19, 2pm, For full-line up of all acts, see festival website: Café in the Park, Aston Clinton Park: 60th www.towerseyfestival.com. Day & weekend tickets and camping permits available. Annual Summer Show - Free Entry.

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Sun 20, 2pm, Cholesbury Common HP5 2UH Treat yourself to delicious home made biscuits and cakes. Scones baked and donated by Lady Grey Tearoom in Wendover. Stalls include cards and gifts, produce, bric-a-brac, tombola, books and jewellery, CDRS Information & Games, plus more... All proceeds to Chilterns Dog Rescue Society.

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Sessions take the form of a drop-in and include elements of gardening, cooking and art and craft. Please call Lindengate on 01296 622443 for more details and to register your interest to attend.

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Events Bucks County Show

Thu 31, 8am-6pm, Weedon Park Free bus service & parking. Details & tickets available from www.buckscountyshow.co.uk.

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• 3 Sep - Wendover Arm Trust’s final Restoration Open Day of 2017, at St Mary the Virgin, Drayton Beauchamp. Guided tours of current restoration (About 25/30 minute walk), Sales Stands, Teas and cakes for sale. Bring a picnic! Canoe activity on restored section. Video presentation in the Church. FREE ENTRY, FREE PARKING Donations welcome. www. wendoverarmtrust.co.uk • 6 Sep - Induction of the Revd Sally Moring • 7 Sep - Chafor Winery tour and tasting, raising funds for Pace, £30pp. This pleasurable experience will have you and your fellow connoisseurs experiencing the delights of the Chafor Wine Estate. Owners Stephanie and Tim have closed the doors for an exclusive tour of their family run

vineyard, bursting with delicious wines waiting to be tried. With the wine tasting session you can hone your palate that will enhance your wine drinking experience and knowledge. Relax with your friends over a BBQ lunch and browse Chafor products and services and other local stallholders. Contact Leah on 01296 616974 or email leah.lewis@thepacecentre.org to request your booking form. • 9 Sep - Also 16 & 23 Sep. Walk the MS Mile is the Chilterns MS Centre’s largest annual awareness and fundraising event. Since its inception in September 2015, it has raised £91,500 for the independent, Wendoverbased charity and doubled the number of referrals received from people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). Locations throughout Buckinghamshire. Details on www.walkthemsmile.or​g. • 16 Sep - Wendover Music Jazz with the Alex Ridout Quintet, featuring Tom Ridout. An evening of Jazz Classics mixed with new compositions. Tickets £15 adults, £7.50 students, from JUST, 11 High Street,

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welcome to take part in the 5k event, but it is the parent’s responsibility to ensure their safety.) Colour Rush takes place at ALF Green Park in Aston Clinton at 11am AND 2pm on Sunday 8 October 2017, the final day of Hospice Care Week. Anyone registering before 1 September can take advantage of the Early Bird Offer and save up to 20% off entry. See website for more details at fnhospice.org.uk/colour-rush. • 6 Dec - Christmas Lights switch on and late night shopping in Wendover.

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August 1917 was the first complete month of the Paschendaele Offensive. The weather was terrible with continuous rain and the mud became a major problem. By mid-August the attack had advanced half a mile and, at great cost, the Steenbeek river was crossed and Langemarck was taken. Further south on the Western Front, the French attacked in the Verdun area and regained all the ground lost during the German campaign of February 1916. The Eleventh Battle of the Isonzo River began in Italy. China entered the war on the Allies’ side. August 1917 was a sad month for Wendover. Five local men were killed on the Western Front. They were Arthur Bonham, Harry Fantham, Benjamin Parkins, Arthur Parsons and Alfred Taylor. Private Arthur Bonham of the Ox and Bucks died on 27 August 1917. In August 1915 the Wendover Magazine had printed extracts of an interesting letter sent home by Arthur. He wrote “We have not been in the trenches for about a fortnight now, but up till then we had four days in and four days out. At present we are billeted at a large village some miles behind the firing line. The woods and country back here are looking grand, but as you get nearer the firing line the villages and towns are battered about dreadfully, and at some of them there are churches in ruins which at one time must have looked splendid and quite beautiful.” In August 1916 his mother, Mrs Bonham of Addington Cottages received news that Arthur had been wounded in the leg and was in hospital. By November [1916]

‘There is a nice little nest of Wendover lads somewhere in France. A Abrams, Cecil Dell, Will Elliott, S Wood and A Parsons having gone out with the Bucks Battalion.’ In August he was home convalescing, but soon 1916 Arthur was back from France but in hospital at Torquay suffering from 5 shrapnel returned to the front. wounds. Just a year later he was killed. Private Harry Fantham, a sapper in the Royal Engineers 264 Tunnel Company, died Private Alfred Frederick Taylor (no photo) of wounds on 30 August 1917. Harry was of the Ox and Bucks was killed on 22 the son of Joseph and Ellen Fantham the August 1917. It was not until July of the licensees of the Pack Horse public house in following year that his widow Mary Taylor, Tring Road and husband of Isabella. Harry of Coldharbour, received confirmation of had been a farrier working for Tom Carter his death from the Army Council. The year for many years and later for Joseph Holland’s during which he was missing must have been brewery. The Wendover Magazine reported appalling for his wife and three children. “Poor Harry received severe injuries whilst with a working party of the Royal Engineers At home in Wendover, mundane life in France, and lingered for some days in continued. Alfred Morley, an irate resident hospital in Boulogne before expiring. He of Dunsmore, wrote to the Bucks Herald leaves a young wife and two little children.” complaining about the new method of repairing the roads and compared it to an Private Benjamin Parkins, 2nd Inniskilling obstacle race. He wrote “The start is about Fusiliers, died of gas poisoning on 13 August 20 yards from two steam rollers working 1917. Ben was the son of Joshua and Sarah side by side. After waiting some time you Parkins of Scrubwood. He initially joined the are allowed enough space to get between Army Service Corps but was later attached to them. You next charge into a sea of mud, and the Inniskilling Fusiliers. He married Louisa finish up by traversing 20 yards of granite Bowden on his last leave home. Ben worked thrown loosely on the road. The roadmen as a gardener at the Manor House. seem greatly interested in the proceedings and look very sympathetic, especially at the Private Arthur Gilbert Parsons, serving with ladies wading through the sticky substance”. the Bucks Battalion, was killed in action on 23 August 1917 aged 24. In the 1911 census If you have any family reminiscences or he was 17 and was listed as a cycle enameller relevant photos you would like to share, living with his parents at 4, Pound Street. In please contact Wendover News as shown July 1916 The Wendover Magazine reported below and on the front page.

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HS2 detailed analysis, there is confidence in the 1.5 years to construct, but that the HS2 Ltd arguments against this point. Further, it is in scheme would take 5 years! Finally, Mr Byng reality no longer such an important issue. has firmly joined with the Mined Tunnel Engineers (OTB) in rejecting naïve technical Another tranche of work was to commission commentary from HS2 Ltd. Mr Byng is well the UK’s leading rail specialist quantity known to the DfT, and his work is held in surveyor (Michael Byng) to advise on the high regard. He has also undertaken work true cost of HS2 Ltd proposals, in comparison for Camden, Solihull and others, as well as with the mined tunnel. This is the crux of the estimating the cost of the whole project in argument, and there is great concern about a mutually consistent manner. Authority the accuracy of HS2 Ltd’s cost estimates. It has been given for Mr Byng to talk to DfT turns out that this concern was well founded. Officials, and it is understood that Wendover Michael Byng has just released his summary now has their full attention for a change. report, and his detailed report is expected to In their letter refusing a mined tunnel, the be released soon. The extra evidence that our MP wished to see DfT introduced the new concept of needing is now in his hands. Lord Berkeley in the Lords a long lead time Development Consent HS2 Ltd have consistently estimated that has been very quick to see the possibilities that Order (DCO), if a mined tunnel were to be a mined tunnel at Wendover would cost might now unfold. The next tranches of work adopted. Advice was sought on DCOs, and £265million more than their elevated route will involve using lobbying, both of politicians how they worked. The first work was to seek proposal. After exhaustive analysis, Mr and the nominated contractor, in an attempt legal opinion on this matter. Under the HS2 Byng’s report refutes that, stating that the to further influence opinion. There was Act, it turns out that HS2 Ltd can indeed mined tunnel would actually save £321 already quite a lot of concern in Westminster choose whatever power it deems suitable. million, compared to HS2 proposals. Further, about the truth over HS2 costs, and Mr Byng’s times, Mr Byng believes Report will accelerate that concern. They chose the power that took the longest Wendover_News_2015_update4 13/08/2015 15:09over Pageconstructions 1 time, because it suited their argument. After that a mined tunnel would take at most Bob Lewis The concept of a mined tunnel past Wendover has been promoted for a very long time. The management of HS2 Ltd has resisted all sensible dialogue, and in late April the Under Secretary of State at the DfT formally declined attempts by our MP for further consideration. However, Wendover Parish Council were still willing to take the unanimous and brave decision to vote £19,000 to provide further evidence, in a last effort to achieve a mined tunnel. Some promising new developments can now be reported, resulting from that evidence.

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Business Forum Kings Farm Shop Country Kitchen Kings Farm Shop was busy, busy, busy on Saturday 24 June for the official launch of their new Country Kitchen section, with new ranges including Ice Cream from The Works. Regular customers will know that Kings Farm Shop has been extended many times in the past 35 years so this was the most recent of his continual developments.

Garry has been stocking Mary Berry sauces for many years and everyone was thrilled when the TV personality called in bringing her own best wishes to the bakers now on full view in their theatre kitchen.

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starting a new business and caring for a newborn but Billie has succeeded in making a success of the salon in such a short time. At Tangled we pride ourselves in our ability to offer our clients a wide range of salon services, and we must be doing it right as we have lots of clients coming back for repeat services and lots of recommendations. Billie is now able to increase her hours to 4 days per week so there is plenty of time to book your service with Billie or another member of the team. Don’t forget we sell some amazing products to complement your salon service.

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Dementia Friendly Creating a dementia-friendly generation raising and made a

Wendover CofE Junior School (WCEJS) has embraced this challenge. In 2016 children from Year 3 (90 children) took part in a project spending time with residents in a specialist home. They sang songs, read poems and spent time with the residents visiting their bedrooms and exploring their way of life. Both young and old had memorable experiences.

Dementia Friend. They sang songs for the elderly to enjoy – ‘I do like to be beside the seaside’ was a clear favourite. Small groups knelt by each resident and shared Dementia Friends with their own Memory their Memory Boxes Boxes. There were moving moments when young and old shared memories of being a baby, going to school, playing football, being with friends and family. In the words of some of the residents: • The children are lovely we want them back to sing. • It was kind of the children to show us their special boxes.

This year another group of children – Year 5 (86 children) took part in a similar project over 6 weeks at the Willows, part of St Leonards Care Home, Aylesbury. All children were prepared through awareness

Why do you think it is important for children to learn about dementia? The focus for these projects on dementia has removed any potential fear about the elderly, their behaviour and the unknown. They talk

As the population ages and the number of people living with dementia increases, more and more young people are likely to be affected through family and friends, nearly a third from current statistics. Wendover Dementia Alliance is creating a dementiafriendly generation, supporting young people to understand dementia today and empowering them, as they reach adulthood.

openly about the subject of dementia and what it means. They still wear their badges with pride. Looking ahead to the future the children have made some pledges: I am 10 years old. As a Dementia Friend I will make people aware of dementia, make people understand it and make people realise that they are people too. I am 9 years old. As a Dementia Friend I will help the elderly with dementia to remember the things they forget. I will sing different songs to them. I am 9 years old. As a Dementia Friend I will tell my local community about dementia and help elderly people I see struggling. Sylvia Oram, Dementia Friend Champion During the launch of Dementia Friendly Wendover, the WCEJS Dementia Friends read out a statement from Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, see www.youtube.com/channel/UCul5sIz6_12xawUMjzoFXA


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Scams Champions N e i g h b o u r s of an elderly Buckinghamshire resident have been described as ‘Scams Heroes’ for alerting Trading Standards officers to doorstep rogue sellers pestering her as often as three times a week. It is thought that Iris [name changed to protect identity], who has dementia and lives by herself, has been victim to roof work scams for around five years - and has been conned out of an estimated £5,000 in that time.

Trading Standards in the south of the County to protect a number of scam victims who have collectively lost over £1,000,000, said: “It’s a real eye-opener on the devious ways of doorstep criminals, and really does prepare you to identify the early tell-tale signs.”

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They focus on the 5 core skills of Curiosity, Scepticism, Logic, Storytelling and Negotiation, and the skills are built up through a series of current affairs topics. Each half term provides a new topic to study. Every issue a school is awarded “thought leader” and there is a weekly “curiosity corner” competition. Chiltern Way Academy has won this in the last issue, plus had 3 comments selected to be discussed by the expert contributors. Nationally we’re the only SEND school in the club.

This has been another very busy and successful year for WCEJS. It is fitting to reflect on the targets that we were given by Ofsted last July: to make sure that the new assessment system is used effectively by everyone and to improve the standard of children’s writing. I am very pleased to say that we have made good progress in both areas, with writing being at a higher standard now than ever before – this was shown by our significant improvement in the Year 6 SATs. Overall, children are attaining higher and progressing more than ever in reading, writing, maths and science.

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Schools reflect on all the wonderful opportunities children have had this year to produce and share their artwork, music and drama – not least the Year 6 end of year production. Our sports and extra-curricular provision has also continued to be very strong this year; we managed to achieve the gold standard for school games for the third year running. Our young leaders have also made a significant contribution; our Junior Road Safety Officers helped us to secure another gold level travel plan and we made it through to the national finals of the Modeshift Travel Awards. None of this would be possible without the hard work and commitment shown by the staff at WCEJS and the ongoing support of parents and governors. If you would like to be a school governor, or to give a little time as a volunteer, then please contact the school office: admin@wendoverjunior.co.uk. Gareth Mirams, Headteacher

Preschool Poppies recently visited Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in Haddenham. The staff and children thoroughly enjoyed the day, getting up close to the hedgehogs and many other rescued animals. The staff at Tiggywinkles were very accommodating and made the day educational as well as memorable for all involved. Following the trip, the children were inspired to help our British wildlife, and they decided that building a hedgehog house and bird box was a good idea. Woodwork sessions were planned and the children were involved with planning their design, and selecting the materials they would need. The next project planned is to build some bug hotels for the preschool garden. Natasha How, Chair of Governors

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Thank you to everyone who came and supported the Shoulder of Mutton Garden Party which was held on Saturday 1 July. As the sun shone, guests enjoyed a tasty Hog Roast courtesy of Kings Farm Shop. There was a children's entertainer plus live music from Counting Colours and other local artists. Local beer on tap, plus a Gin and Pimms tent. Volunteers from the Chilterns MS Centre held a raffle with some great prizes. Congratulations if you won a prize. On behalf of everyone at the Chilterns MS Centre, we would like to thank Mark, Anya and all the team at the Shoulder of Mutton, to organiser Barry Evans and Counting Colours,

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Local Dining directly from the restaurant at £20 per adult and £7 per child and include Montaditos, Paella and a glass of Sangria or a soft drink. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian or gluten free – the family run restaurant prides itself on offering a tantalising selection of dishes. From Patatas Bravas to Carillera de Teruel, most dishes can be adapted to suit all dietary requirements. If you’re looking to make your Christmas celebrations special, you can book the ultimate dining experience in the restaurant’s private dining room for up to 30 people. The Three Hearts will once again be welcoming in the New Year in traditional Spanish style. There is limited availability with tables filling


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Local News Dunsmore Regeneration Ball 2017

and from the village hall and Andy Stancombe A memorable evening was had by all. The wired the garden for light and sound. As dusk event raised an astonishing £533.00 which approached, the guests trooped up the lane is being donated to Wycombe Homeless bearing picnic baskets and clutching their Connection. The raffle itself raised £191.00. precious vintage wines. The dress code was informal (with the exception of a compulsory Many thanks again go to Ros Wood and her family and to all the local suppliers of raffle Nothing could be further from the truth. bow tie) so everyone felt comfortable and prizes. These included: Dunsmore folk know how to have fun and relaxed. • 50% off septic tank emptying - A. one of the best events this year was the Apart from a few horseflies and an initial Weatherhead Regeneration Ball. sprinkling of rain, the event was a raging • Elizabeth Shaw Mints - A. and J. Stancombe success. Live music was provided by the • Superior Rum - Bert Stancombe For a few years the summer extravaganza has very professional group Dunsmore Folk • 2lb Sausages - Kings Farm, Wendover been mothballed, but thanks to the efforts Expectation. They entertained tirelessly with • Breakfast Voucher - The Egg House of Andy Stancombe, David Marshall and Nick reels and folksy music as well as organising Butchery, Haddenham Philips, 2017 brought the event back to life. the country dancing. Guitarist Andrew North • A Free Haircut - South Street Barbers, accompanied by drummer John Stewart Wendover Ros Wood very kindly offered the use of her sang and played familiar favourites from the garden, a beautiful location in the woods, classic pop genre. The North Family band Watch out for the ball in 2018! Andy Stancombe surrounded by trees and shrubs with only was swelled by backing singers Nick North the sound of owls to interrupt the rhythm of and Hilary North. Community the bands. We have over 20 yearsand ofEnvironmental Fund Special thanks to the air guitar band who Following the granting of The Royal Assent for Land Rover experience… Villagers helped to set up marquees and played between two major gigs. Hopefully the HS2 Railway The Government under HS2 gazebos. David Marshall shuttled tables to more band members will join us next year! Ltd set up this fund with the object of adding Tucked away in the folds of the Chilterns, one could be mistaken for thinking Dunsmore is a rural backwater; a hamlet where nothing goes on.

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Local News benefit over and above the committed Get clicking and send to fowlmembers@ mitigation and statutory compensation to btinternet.com or drop them into the library communities disrupted by the construction on a CD/memory stick which will be returned. of the railway. All entries will be acknowledged and winners The fund is of two parts:informed early October. Further details CEF Strategic Fund - Focussing on large available from the library or on the website: projects across several communities and w w w. b u c k s c o m m u n i t y l i b ra r i e s . o rg / addressing strategic rather than purely local wendover/photo-competition. concerns. The money available for this fund FOWL Committee is from £75,000 to a maximum of £1m. CEF Local Fund - Under this fund grants up to £75,000 are available to Local Community Groups, Amateur Sports Clubs, etc to fund smaller projects which will focus on improving quality of life and environment in the community.

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Dr Mike Loosemore has been awarded an MBE for services to sports medicine in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Earlier this year he was announced as Team GB’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for the Winter Olympics Games in PyeongChang. Mike was previously a partner at Wendover Health Whilst the finance is provided by HS2 ltd Centre and switched on the Wendover the funds will be administered by a fully Christmas lights in 2012. independent Company Groundworks who will be responsible for the allocation of these Lindengate wins Major Award funds in accordance with the strict terms of Lindengate is this year’s winner of the Bucks the funding document and whose decision Business Award for the “Most Enterprising will not be controlled by HS2 ltd in any way. Charity”.

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The Awards are a celebration of the best in Bucks and entrants have to go through a rigorous process to be in with a chance. Having got through to the finals, key members of the Lindengate team attended the glittering Awards ceremony at the Waterside Theatre on 30th June and despite tough competition came away with the trophy.

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Phil Chattle, Lindengate’s Chair of Trustees said, “Everyone at Lindengate is excited to have won this prestigious award. If you had asked us 3 years ago that we would be recognised in this way, we would not have believed you. We are so proud of all our volunteers and grateful to our supporters, for all they have done”

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Judges are looking for the sights, scenes of Wendover and our surrounding villages, local activities etc., which make up our community. Remember, your entry is for a calendar so think about the seasonal aspects with your two entries per person.

Lindengate greatly values its strong links with the Wendover Community and would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed towards this recent accolade being possible.

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To find out more about Lindengate, what All ages and abilities are welcome. Entries we do and how you could get involved, from our younger community will also be come along to our Autumn Apple Day on 7 seriously considered for publication. October, contact us via info@lindengate.org. uk, call 01296 622443 or follow us on www. With so many camera smart phones, there facebook.com/lindengategardening. really is no excuse, so have a go! Charlie Powell, Lindengate www.wendovernews.co.uk

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A statement from Wendover Parish Council and WNP Steering Group(SG) was prepared with the help of the planning consultant engaged and presented at the Public Inquiry into whether development should be permitted at the Halton Lane Field site. Members of the SG also attended. The points of objection were:-

• Significant adverse impact on the landscape character (GP35 & RA2) • Harmful effects on the visual amenity of the area. • Substantial adverse impacts on the adjoining Weston Turville SSSI. • Significant intrusion into open countryside and loss of a Greenfield site. • A detrimental impact on the appearance of the rural area because it would result in coalescence between Weston Turville and World’s End. • Detrimental impacts on local infrastructure adding to the problems of for example - already oversubscribed schools, pressures on the local GP and dental services, lack of sufficent public transport links and increased congestion on the rural roads.

In addition we stressed the fact that there was a 5 year supply of housing land available and that the closure of Halton Camp meant all planning applications had to be looked at in the light of this development. We also stressed the overwhelming view of those consulted so far, which was that they wished to keep the existing green belt and green spaces around

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Wendover and not coalesce with other villages (ie Weston Turville and Halton). In this we have sought to represent the views of the public at the Inquiry.

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The Inquiry finished on 7 July. The Inspector asked that submissions from both parties ie, the developer and AVDC, and the draft s106 agreement should be placed on AVDC’s website by 12 July. Reference 16/00068/NONDET in the appeals section will access these documents. There was a lot of debate at the Inquiry about the housing supply figures and the result of the Inquiry is uncertain.

Highways improvements Many responders since the launch have raised issues over congestion and parking and we will be investigating how the Plan can contribute to their alleviation. Recently VALP the vital work to upgrade the Tring Road was The latest timetable for VALP has now been completed (see Matters Arising page 32). published on the AVDC website https:// The SG will press for work on crucial highway www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/section/vale- work to be prioritised. aylesbury-local-plan-valp. Meetings: • Tuesday 26 Sept - VALP Scrutiny Cttee RAF Halton and HS2 • Tuesday 10 October – Cabinet The WNP SG are looking to participate on • Wednesday 18 October - Council the committees formed to liaise with the Future work MOD/Dep for Transport as this will enable The SG are working hard on their research them to feed into the process the very clear and evidence preparation under the various concerns of the public at and following the topic heads. launch events.

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Club Corner Sometimes you just have to give it a go... They are working with a number of Girls from all over the world took part in the Earlier in the summer, all the Scout Leaders in Buckinghamshire were given the opportunity to apply for the 24th World Jamboree in North America in 2019.

conservation groups to support projects involving endangered species and the site has many wildflower meadows and different habitats for birds, bees and flowers alike. They have also just started to grow endangered tree species. Charlie Powell, one of the Co-founders and the Horticultural and Site Manager, gave us a talk on their plans and how everyone who is involved with Lindengate can enjoy the benefits of being outdoors.

A little background on the Jamboree… A World Scout Jamboree is a gathering of Scouts from all over the world. A Jamboree takes place every 4 years, the last one was held in Japan. The 2019 World Jamboree will be the biggest participation event held in the world with over 40,000 participants (the The club had an exclusive evening to create Olympic games has just over 11,000). some nice photographs to help Lindengate, and of course to help our camera club So I filled out my application form, sorted members in improving their skills in references and sent my application in. I photography. made the next round, which was a selection weekend at the local campsite with 24 other Imagez Camera club is the only Aylesbury leaders. Over the weekend we took part in based camera club and meets during the team-building activities, with the groups winter period at the Weston Turville Village being mixed up after each session. During Hall on a Tuesday evening. The club has guest the weekend we also had an interview with speakers, courses, competitions and studio members of the county team and the young lighting set ups and anybody who comes people who attended the last Jamboree. At along to join us will be made most welcome. the end of the weekend we left and awaited During the summer months the club meets the call to tell us if we had been successful. at a various venues every fortnight to take

four day tournament. Katie is very happy to have won, as she was predicted to come 5/8.

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Butterflies are under great environmental pressure and one of BBOWT’s objectives is to give them ‘safe spaces’ to breed and flourish. Guided walks at College Lake and Yoesden on Saturday 29 July will focus on the great variety you can see on these reserves. There are also field trips at Yoesden on Sunday 13 August looking at lichens, those intriguing organisms we see every day but usually ignore, and on Chiltern gentians on Saturday 26 August at Dancersend. Finally on Friday 1 September it’s out in the twilight for a spot of bat detecting at Weston Turville Reservoir. All walks need to be booked online at www.bbowt.org.uk/whats-on or by phone on 01442 826774. On Wednesdays in August, College Lake nature reserve is open in the evenings from 5 till 8 pm as well as for normal daytime hours so do drop in to enjoy the cafe, the lakes and the wildlife.

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photographs. On 20 June we attended a If you are looking after someone (a family On a Sunday morning, sat in the garden, the member’s farm and had a lovely social member or friend) who can’t manage call came to tell me I had been selected to evening taking photographs. without you because they are ill, elderly/frail be Bucks Troop leader for the 24th World or have a disability, then you are a carer and Jamboree. I am hugely privileged to have To see the photos taken at Lindengate, Carers Bucks can help you. been selected to lead this exciting adventure, please visit www.wendovernews.co.uk/ but now the hard work begins. news/imagez-visit-lindengate. If you are There are over 52,000 unpaid adult carers interested in the club, please contact us via living in Buckinghamshire, who play a vital Once the district selections have taken our website www.imagezcameraclub.co.uk. role in providing care and support to family place this autumn, our job will be to bring Derek Green, club blogger and friends, as well as making an enormous together 36 young people over the following economic contribution to society - unpaid 18 months to form a troop that can work Ichi ByoShi Kendo carers in Buckinghamshire are saving the UK hard and play hard as a team and represent Kendo is a modern martial art, which economy £839 million every year. Buckinghamshire at the 24th World Jamboree. descended from swordsmanship and uses Andrew Inkley bamboo swords and protective armour Carers Bucks supports unpaid carers Scout Leader today. Chris Bowden says, “The art comes of all ages (adult & young carers) in

ImageZ at Lindengate

The ImageZ Camera club at Weston Turville had its first photography meeting at Lindengate on 13 June. Lindengate is a Wendover based charity that helps people with all kinds of mental health needs in their continuing recovery, through the healing power of nature. Their 5 acre site is being developed to incorporate many wildlife areas and activities include gardening, construction, art and craft, conservation and cooking. 22

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from Japan and a lot of Japanese culture is immersed in Kendo. You are only beaten by yourself, so if an opponent scores you thank him for demonstrating your weakness, so you can learn from it.” The club is based in Aylesbury and Hemel Hempstead. For more information, please visit www. ichibyoshikendoclub.org.uk.

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14-year-old Katie Malliff won the Dutch Junior Open international squash tournament in Amsterdam, 16 July. Katie played an age group higher to be stretched.

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Club Corner the month between 1-3pm at Wendover training scheme. New choristers work up from Library, High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU. probationer, junior chorister, senior chorister, and maybe even to Head Chorister. Junior and If you would like to find out more information Senior choristers progress through the RSCM about how Carers Bucks could help you, then scheme and are rewarded as they advance. please visit www.carersbucks.org, contact This helps develop many valuable musical 0300 777 2722 (local rate) or email mail@ skills and also responsibility and leadership. carersbucks.org. We sing for special occasions and services such as Choral Evensong twice a year, Sparrowhawks Another hugely successful Mixed Netball concerts at Easter, Christmas and weddings. Tournament was held by the Wendover The choristers are paid for weddings and the occasional other special services. Sparrowhawks on 17 June. 9 teams competed in the blistering heat with the final going into extra time. It was a nail biting finish to a tense afternoon of excellent netball. Congratulations must go to the Runners Up, Stevenage Storm, for battling to the very end and the tournament winners, Passaro Ballers & Co, for managing to secure that final 2 point lead. Thanks to all the teams and spectators that attended; it really was a wonderful day! The Club managed to raise almost £900 with £150 of that going to local charities. The rest of the money will go towards the newly founded junior team and for the two teams that will be representing the adult club next season.

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and District League Division 1 champions. Results on Saturday 10 June meant that Wendover needed a win on Sunday to secure the title. What started off as a tense game soon led to victory with Ollie Bishop opening the scoring just before half time, then adding two more goals in the second half to get his hat trick, Ben Terry scored just before the final whistle to win the game 4-0, Wendover under14s remained undefeated in the league all season. A fantastic season and performance from the boys and a great season for manager Mark Endean.

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The April and May funds for 2018 is 2017 print editions going to be even of Wendover News more challenging carried invitations than previously. for comments on the The new committee style of Wendover is once again led by Celebrates 2018. Bob Duggan. Caroline This has encouraged Harrington continues the newly formed Wendover Youth Centre in the 2016 Parade as treasurer and Matt committee to go Holingdale as facilities ahead with organising and site director. the event on Sunday Many of the previous 27 May, during committee have the Late May Bank volunteered once Holiday next year. again but we require The consensus of volunteers with local opinion was Evening Concert 2016 specialist knowledge that people enjoyed the traditional format of a parade from noon and interest in sponsorship and fundraising. followed by a carnival in the afternoon and a The theme for Wendover Celebrates 2018 concert in the evening. is Diversity so volunteers of all ages are The venue will be the Chiltern Way Academy particularly welcome. Please contact robert. site as in 2016 and 2012. First activities are duggan18@gmail.com Volunteers will be to raise much needed sponsorship as raising rewarded!

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For at least two years we have been suffering the terrible noise and excessive speed of motorcycles along the strip of the A413 where we live (40mph) at weekends and it is unacceptable on many levels. I have watched motorcycles doing ‘wheelies along the main road’ even when the police were present at the local service station for a burglary investigation. I tried for 18 months to enlist BCC councillors help in the erection of a visible speed device so that we may produce photos of the offenders and their speed, what a waste of time that was. I contacted the police about 10/14 days ago to seek a meeting with our local officers about the problem, I was given an incident number but have heard nothing since. The whole thing wants one to do what the French would, dare I say it, ‘Action direct’. Apart from the excessive speeds I was under the impression that there were legal noise levels for motor vehicles, not along this road. A conversation with a Gt Missenden resident confirmed that the noise and speed do not end at the Firecrest!!!!

Driving Complaint

Further to Mr McRay’s letter in the July issue, I wish to raise a general concern at the ignorance of some drivers using the roads in and around Wendover, not just motorcyclists. A significant number of drivers/riders appear to be oblivious to the speed limit in built up areas. This has been regularly witnessed by myself, particularly on Dobbins Lane and Aylesbury Road, roads that have a usage by children travelling to and from the schools, whether from within Wendover or the railway station. Having seen the Aylesbury Road camera removed some years ago, is it not about time the issue of traffic calming and speed enforcement were revisited? Mr D Tucker, Wendover

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Yet again there are people parking mopeds on the footpath in Water Meadow Way so people can’t get a buggy or wheelchair around. When you say something, they hurl abuse at you in front of your children. The police don’t do anything. The council is useless. And Paradigm Housing, whose It is my intention to pass the contents of this tenants these people are, aren’t interested. email to the chief constable but I am not Name and address provided holding my breath. J Cole, Wendover Response from Paradigm Housing: We take anti-social behaviour very seriously Motorcyclists everywhere and work closely with the police and other The Sunday bike nuisance is becoming every partners to deal with it when it occurs. evening; youths on mopeds racing up and However, we operate within a strict down Aylesbury Road and the High Street. legislative framework that means we do Hopefully they will either get caught or grow require evidence in order to take appropriate out of it!! Thames Valley Police have been action, where it is possible for us to do so. informed. We will continue to work with residents in Comment from website the area to resolve any issues.

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My grandfather, grandmother and mother worked for Sir Herbert Stanley Reed KBE, the Conservative MP for Aylesbury from 19381950. In 1939 they were living and working at “The House in the Field”, which I believe was in Wendover. I am hoping that one or more of your readers may have some knowledge of the house, its history and where it was. WAT volunteers restoring the canal lining to make Margaret Goodwin it watertight. Photo Chris Sargeant We not only give our time free we also obtain second hand equipment which sometimes I am one of many volunteers at the Wendover has to be fixed to save money and we often Arm Trust who are restoring the Wendover pay ourselves for parts obtained for them. canal. I have been doing this every month for the last 5 years although some have been Like the many issues we have had in our doing it for 20 years. country recently we will carry on regardless. We are always very grateful for the support I was very sad to find out at this month’s everyone has given us vocally and financially work party to be told that some people and may it continue. had broken into our metal tool storage and stolen some vital bits of equipment that we I honestly believe that when it is finally need to do the work; in addition a tank full of finished it will be a great asset to Wendover. diesel was taken. Mr B Williams

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Local Faces: Colet Head Students The Head Students at John Colet School were only appointed on Friday 23 June but the team got down to work immediately. They realised that communication is the key to leadership so they rearranged the Sixth Form noticeboard and also tidied the Common Room. This latter news will gladden the heart of any parent of a teen. The team plan fundraising for a microwave to be used by the Sixth Form, cared for and respected by them.

Conor Richardson Head Boy Studying at A-level Biology Chemistry BTEC Art & Design Planning to study architecture

These new leaders are very keen, indeed. They really want to encourage the involvement of the whole Sixth Form so they have restructured the Sixth Form Council with many new roles and set up an email address, essential in this day and age. They want to organise a whole school art competition in the new academic year and display the winners in the Sixth Form Common Room and perhaps elsewhere. They are aware that many Sixth Formers are not keen on participating in conventional sports so they want to set up fun informal competitions to keep them physically active.

Emma Galloway Deputy Head Girl Studying at A-level Psychology Sociology, Art General Studies Planning to study sociology

Vivian Pace Head Girl Studying at A-level English Literature Art BTEC Art & Design Planning to study illustration

They will have to meet somewhere large, like the Lecture Theatre and have to engage in proper debate - like in Parliament - but they disapprove of boorishness, so, better than Parliamentary behaviour!

Two whole-school areas where the leaders feel they can really make a difference are: 1. students who are experiencing difficulties might approach a Sixth Former if they don’t want to talk to a member of staff immediately 2. they are very keen on environmental issues within the school so there will be To make sure the whole school has a bigger an ongoing campaign to make sure the say in matters that affect students, they plan cloakrooms are kept in good condition and to expand the School Council to around 50. litter is properly disposed of.

Generation Z is much more politically aware than their immediate predecessors. Reeling from the shock of Brexit they are keenly aware of how that will impact the rest of their lives and most would have voted Remain so they feel disenfranchised. This was quickly followed by the surprising triumph of Trump in the US Presidential elections. Having Ryan Parsons researched the Deputy Head Boy general election they Studying at A-level are very keen to vote Mathematics at every possible History chance in the future Business Studies to make sure their Planning to study finance and banking voice is heard. The Presidential Election in France confirms that things are changing everywhere. Recent events have made them aware of a “dangerous mood in the air”. This means they feel the need to be more alert in every day situations but politically, too. They are delighted that the school encourages Independent Study in every subject and they are looking forward to the next step in their education next summer. They all have plans to keep all their options open to make them as employable as possible throughout life. Conor says, “The teachers at John Colet School have helped me to become organised and have given me so many opportunities to join in with so many things.”

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Healing Meditation Group - Mon eve, Chesham, Thu eve/Fri morn Wendover


Mon, Thu, SAT


Zumba with Nikki, Mon & Thu 1815 Halton School, Sat 0930 Wendover Jr School

nicolepistak.zumba.com, 07876443392

Mon-Thu, SAT


FabricHQ sewing. Topics, times & locations vary, see website for details


Mon & Fri


Badminton Club. 19.45-21.45 Mon, beginners 18.45-19.45 Fri, John Colet School




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




The Rotary Club of Wendover & District, Holiday Inn, Weston Turville




Tai Chi for Beginners, Green Park



10.30, 11.30, 13.00

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




Dinkies Music & Action (term time only), £4 per session, ages 6mo-2yr, Wendover Children’s Ctre 01296 621143



Free friendly run/jog club to suit you. Meet point RAF base Chestnut Avenue.

Nikki 07868 873911

Tue & Wed


Tai Chi & Qigong Classes, Your Cafe in Park 6 & 7pm Tue, St Anne’s Hall noon Wed


Tue & Wed


Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell

01296 624089

Tue, Thu, Fri


Thames Valley Police at Wendover Community Library

0845 230 3232

Tue & Fri


Hatha yoga— Tue 19.00-20.30 Wen Mem Hall; Fri 09.30-11.00 & 11.20-12.50, St Anne’s Hall




Play & Learn (term time only), RAF Halton HIVE, Trinity Centre, £1



Colour Wheel Art Class, all topics, Ellesborough Parish Hall

Steve Hedges 01844 273076



Simply Walk, meet at Wendover Clock Tower for moderate walk 1-1.5 hours

01494 475367


10.15 & 11.15

Bounce & Rhyme (term time only), Library Room, FREE

0845 2303232



Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell


19.00 or 20.15

IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall (winter 20.15, summer 19.00)




Halton Singers, Halton Village Hall




Wen & Halton Cycling Club, Wed 18.30 local mtn bike, Sat 08.30 road, Sun 08.30 local mtn bike


Wed, SUN, last Fri

09.30 or stated

Cycle Rides with Local Cycle Touring Clubs




Parentcraft (term time only), Wendover Children’s Centre

01296 621143



Beginners and Improvers art group, The Loft Studio, The Courtyard




Doodle Caboodle Soft Play Sessions, Wendover Memorial Hall, Term Time Only.



17.30 or 19.30

Slimming World, John Colet School

Janet 07817 168657



Hartbeats African Drumming, beginner to advanced, £6, pay-as-you-go

Justine 07773 047684



Halton Military Wives Choir rehearsals




Adult Swimming Classes, Wendover Pool

Sharon 07990 521679



Sketch Club, £10 per session, Wendover Library Room

Julie 07710 196334



Aylesbury Sub-Aqua Club at Green Park Pool (term time only)


Thu & SAT


RAF Assn Halton and Ayles Branch clubhouse open to public, Bldg 259 RAF Halton



Wendover Weekly Market, Manor Waste



Fun Dog Training, Ellesborough Parish Hall




Play & Learn (term time only), Wendover Children's Centre

01296 621143



Sparrowhawks Netball Training, courts by Your Cafe in the Park



19.00 & 20.00

19.00 Ballroom & Latin Dance Class / 20.00 Dance. Wendover Memorial Hall.

01442 865734



Taekwondo for ages 5 and up, Wendover CofE Junior School




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




Wendover Choral Society, St. Mary’s Church Wendover.

01296 709593



Noah's Ark parent-toddler group (term time only), Wendover Christian Centre



Healing Meditation Group, £10



11.00 & 13.30

Lipreading and Hearing Loss Course, Library Room




Amazing Donkey Youth Club for 10-14 year olds (term time only), Wen Youth Ctre

Paul Hammett 01296 621162



“Friday night is music night” at St Mary’s Church

JUST 01296 623123



Rookie Lifeguard Classes for 8-12 year olds (term time only), Green Park Pool

Liz 01296 622895



Cycle Rides with Aylesbury Cyclist Touring Club, locations vary




Lacey Green Windmill HP27 0PG open to the public, Sundays & Bank Holidays until 24 September www.laceygreenwindmi​ll.org.uk



Tea & Cakes, St Mary’s Church



Bingo at the Legion Club, Chiltern Road, all welcome

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Exhibitions & activities at Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP, see p 3 Gallery Exhibitions, a little bird told me gallery, Barn Courtyard. Tue-Sat 10.00-17.00, Sun 11.00-16.00, see p 3 "Animal Vision" at the Natural History Museum in Tring, see p 3 (until 1 Sep) Summer Tennis & Multi-Sport Camps for children, Halton Tennis Centre , see p 3 The Scooter Group! - for mobility scooter users, Wendover Christian Centre Aston Hearing - HearToday Events - Tue Thame Town Hall OX9 3DP, Fri Amersham Town Hall Learn My Way - FREE computer training, Wendover Community Library, see page 2 Wendover U3A members meeting, St Mary’s Church Wendover Buckland, Drayton Beauchamp and Aston Clinton WI, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS Wendover Library Reading Group, Wendover Community Music at The Village Gate - Ska & Mod, 225 Aylesbury Road, see advert p 5 Deaf Tennis with Aston Hearing, Chesham Bois Lawn Tennis Club, see p 4 Fergal Fly Animal Detective Story workshop, ages 5-8, Wendover Library (2-3pm Tue 08, 10-11am Fri 18) Wendover WI - informal meeting, St Anne’s Hall, see p 4 Rotary Teddy Bears Picnic, Weston Turville Village Hall, see p 4 Messy Church - FREE crafts, prayer & food, St Anne’s Hall & Wendover Christian Centre, see p 5 Grandparents Association Support Group, Holiday Inn, Weston Turville Aylesbury Vale Youth Theatre presents Pippin (also Sat 14.30), Court Theatre HP23 5QY, see p 5 International Conversation, Wendover Community Library, see p 2 Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre, see p 5 Decoupage Class for adults, £30 inc supplies, Wendover Community Library, see p 5 Family Bingo, £5 adults/£2.50 children, Wendover Library Room, see p 6 Contemplative Fire Gathering, St Mary’s Church Wendover Knit & Natter knitting club, FREE, Wendover Library Room, see p 2 A Clinton, Buckland & D Beauchamp Horticultural Society - entry night for Summer Show, Anthony Hall, see p 6 Wendover Local Produce Market, Manor Waste A Clinton, Buckland & D Beauchamp Horticultural Society - Summer Show, Your Cafe in the Park, see p 6 Princes Risborough Farmers Market, High St Princes Risborough Chilterns Dog Rescue Society Cream Teas, Cholesbury Common HP5 2UH, see p 6 Children’s Decoupage Class - ages 9+, Wendover Library Room, see p 6 Weston Turville U3A members meeting, Aylesbury Rugby Club HP22 5RN Towersey Festival 2017, Thame Showground OX9 3JL, see p 6 Memory Pathways - activity group for those with memory issues, Lindengate Site HP22 6BD, see p 6 Ska & Mod with DJ Ray Steel, Legion Club, Chiltern Road Cream Teas at St Mary's Weston Turville, see advert p 5 Reading Group for the Visually Impaired, Wendover Community Library Bucks County Show, Weedon Park, see p 7

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Local Charities need You! UK Astronomy - Tesco Bags of Help UK Astronomy started as one man in a field UK Astronomy is bidding to bag a massive cash with a passion to teach others. After getting boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. his first scope, Ross created UK Astronomy on Facebook with just 30 of his friends. Now only Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch 2 years later they have over 2200 members, its community funding scheme, which sees teach schools, local interest groups, run grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all events - ranging from guest speakers to kids raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded clubs - attend any community events they can and are now a charity! to local community projects. Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant. UK Astronomy is one of the groups on the shortlist. www.wendovernews.co.uk

UK Astronomy would like to fund a tracking scope for astrophotography and a solar filter so they can visit more schools and give them something to see during the day. Voting is open in the Aylesbury Extra, Aylesbury Super Store, Jackson Road Aylesbury Express

01296 624270


and the Wendover Express Tesco Stores throughout July and August. Cast your vote when you receive your token!

Connection Support needs Volunteers

Connection Support provides specialist support services to a range of people facing complex life challenges. One of the projects is supporting and encouraging older people who reside in Independent Living Accommodation to access services, become involved in community activities that promote health, wellbeing, learning, fun and independence. Please contact Milena milenadixon@ connectionsupport.org.uk if you’d like to help. Wendover News August 2017


Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

View from the Chair

In July I attended a meeting of the Local Area Forum. The ‘LAF’ is a chance for parishes, the public, council officers and district and county councillors to discuss community priorities for services in the area. Often it’s a business-like but rather dull affair. Not this time though. The Dementia Action Alliance showed a video of Wendover viewed through the eyes of people with dementia. It’s a compelling piece of work which I hope gets a wide audience and can be viewed on Wendover News website. It shows that the broader community of Wendover are well on their way to being a caring place that supports people that need us. I was very proud of Wendover and I think other communities who watched were moved to emulate Wendover’s initiative. Tom Walsh, Chairman

Tring Road

At last, many thanks to TfB, the upheaval of resurfacing works are now a thing of the past and the road and roundabout are smooth with traffic noise reduced. It took much nudging from WPC but it’s been worth it.

is flying. A drone has been operating in the area. This isn’t a toy, it’s a substantial piece of equipment with performance to match its size. The police are now aware of the drone flying as it’s possible that the operation of a drone of this type in the vicinity of houses and Halton Airfield is dangerous to both residents and aviators.

Local Produce Market Saturday 19 August, 9am to 1pm Manor Waste

Clocks feel the heat too

Tring Road resurfacing works overnight 7-8 July. Photo Val Moir

Next Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 5 September 7.30pm St Anne’s Hall

It has been noted that the Clock Tower clock has been a little fast. The specialists have been in to check and adjust the mechanism, but they tell us some of the problems might be heat related. Metal expands in hot weather and clock accuracy suffers as a result.

Did you know . . . ? Your Parish Council maintains 7 bus shelters?

Mindless behaviour

We have had even more broken glass and beer cans in the parks in the last few weeks. Someone set fire to the matting around the climbing wall and motorbikes were reported in Hampden Meadow on 25 June. We are reporting incidents to the police but if you Tring Road in full glory with road markings after the resurfacing. Photo Joseph Nye see any anti social behaviour please call 101 immediately. Hopefully the police will respond quickly and collar a culprit or two. The drone of drones Residents in the Grenville Avenue/Carrington Crescent area might have thought bees have been swarming locally. It’s not bees but it

Roads are shared spaces

Motorists are undoubtably at the apex of road users but this premier position brings with it real responsibilities. There have been several incidents reported lately where horse riders and cyclists have been lucky to avoid serious injury. It’s the usual story of fast cars and slow riders, often on a bend, not sharing space with consideration. WPC asks that motorists take responsibility and think about what’s around the next corner and share our roads with care.

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