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Budgens, Booker and Tesco

probably be referred to the Competition On Friday 27 January, we, like everyone else, and Markets Authority and this will mean were surprised to hear that Tesco and our it unlikely that the merger, if approved, will take place before 2018. wholesaler Booker plan to merge. Booker are the largest wholesale supplier to the catering trade and independent retailers, as well as owning the Budgens brand. Currently, whilst Booker supply most of our products, Sweeney’s Budgens is a privately-owned business.

We in Sweeney’s Budgens want to give our Wendover customers a great local shop, offering a wide choice of products, good value, and friendly service. We are particularly proud of some of our independently locally sourced suppliers. Cook frozen meals, Tim’s Dairy yogurts, Rex artisan breads and Kings So, the question we are all asking is what will Farm meat are all very popular and we plan this mean for Budgens in Wendover. There to keep adding to these ranges. are many positive aspects to the proposed deal. Tesco Booker have stated that the While we await more details in relation proposed merger will continue to supply to the merger, we will continue serving independent retailers. They say it is a good Wendover as a local independent retailer. deal for customers because the combined Thank you for your support. companies will have even greater buying Dary and the team and sourcing capabilities which will improve choice and price. Concern has been expressed that the combined group will have too big a share of the grocery market, thus giving consumers less choice. For this reason, the deal will most

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Regular Events at Wendover Library School, 12 - Watermead Inn, 19 - Aston Clinton Learn My Way computer training first Tuesday of each month, please book. International Conversation - please book, Fri 10, 10.30am12noon. Knit & Natter, Tue 21, 1.30-3pm. Children’s Book Club, third Saturday every month, 2.30pm - details from the Library.

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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.

Cooking, Sewing & Knitting Groups The Ramblers have a programme of organised Cornelli Sugarcraft (see ad page 10) and PlainStitch run courses each term. The PlainStitch Workroom also hosts a weekly Tuesday Social Sewing and Crochet, see www. for details and to book a space to come with your own project. See events pages 30 & 31.

Cycle Rides and Local Walks

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Aylesbury Cyclist Touring Club has group rides throughout the county, see southbuckscycling. or​ 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: 5 - S Mandeville Combined

walks of varying length and difficulty locally, including Sundays 19 & 26 at 10.00. Have a look at the listings on pages 30 & 31 or www. for details.

Bucks County Museum

Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Free entry. Visit the fantastic Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, café, shop and garden. See for all opening times, exhibitions and events. Until 22 April - “Beyond Description” A retrospective exhibition of works by artist Jane Muir. Until 13 May “Spirit of Legends” Photographic exhibition about Paralympians.

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Wendover Music Concert Series 2017 at St Mary’s Church All Saturday performances starting at 19.30

11 March

Paul Lewis (piano) Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Weber

8 April

Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet) Ian Le Grice (organ) Handel, Goodall, Haydn, Charpentier, Stanley

13 May

Sean Shibe (guitar) J S Bach, Villa-Lobos, Downland and Britten

10 June

London Handel Players (strings, flute, harpsichord) J S Bach, Frederick the Great, Benda, CPE Bach

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Lent Meetings (Rediscover Jesus)

28 Feb, 7.30pm, Wendover Christian Centre This first meeting of the series is for anyone who is interested in Lent meetings. After this, meetings will be Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning or Thursday morning each week. Meetings are standalone; you don’t need to attend each week. Details from, or

Bucks Bird Club

Thu 2, 7.15pm, Wendover Memorial Hall “Black, White & Gold in Finland” with speaker Graham Lenton. Also field meeting Sun 5, all day, Elmley Marshes ME12 3RN

Quiz with Ruby Lane

Fri 3, 8pm, Church of the Holy Spirit HP21 7UE This Quiz Night, organised by Jo and Serena from Ruby Lane hair salon (formerly Tramps) is in aid of ‘Make Some Noise’ who give a voice to small projects across the UK. They support small but brilliant charities which help youngsters and their families living will illness, disability or lack of opportunity. Tickets cost £10 (including a complimentary March Loyalty Card Offers

If you are not receiving the monthly email reminder and would like to, please check your spam and junk folders or send your details, including your ILW card number to See also and noticeboards in Sweeney’s Budgens, Costa, Harpenden BS, The Library and Wendover Hardware.

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Lady Grey: 10% OFF Tuesday to Friday Martin Holman: 10% off domestic treatment prices 07510 290321 No2: 10% OFF our delicious Deli Tasting Platters at No2 Pound Street (not in conjunction with any other offers) Perry House Dental Surgery: 20% off bleaching,conditions apply. The Lo� Studio & Gallery: FREE artist’s card with Limited Edition print purchase. Vapor Clean: 10% discount to new customers on first oven or carpet clean Village Environmental Services: 20% discount on accepted estimate for CCTV drain survey or drain clearance, 07850 635844. Wendover Computers: 10% off installation, setup and data transfer when purchasing a nano or laptop. Call Pete on 0800 3118385 or 07881 555482 E: Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre: 10% off pet consultations and vaccinations (T& Cs apply) 01296 623439 Wendover Wood: 10% discount 01296 623869

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Cat Show


Saturday 4 March 2017 Wendover Memorial Hall Open to the public 12.30-4pm Entrance: £2.50, or £1.50 for Senior Citizens / Children


Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 16 March 9am-2pm (Trade 8am)

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drink) and are available from Ruby Lane, the door: adults - £3, children - £1. All children Jansel Square, Bedgrove, tel: 01296 485711. must be accompanied by an adult.

Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild Kimble & Ellesborough Hort Society

Sat 4, 10am-4pm, and Sat 18 2.30-4.30pm, Tue 7, 7.15 & 8pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN Stoke Mandeville Methodist Church HP22 5UJ AGM at 7.15 followed by “Scent in the Garden” “Hand-stitch Workshop” with Lis Mann on with speaker Timothy Walker at 8pm. the 4th and “Fashionable Stitches” with Chiltern Humanists Nicola Jarvis on the 18th. Wed 8, 7.30pm, Small Barn Hall HP6 5AH Journey through five Psalms “Percy Bysshe Shelley - a Humanist out of time” Sat 4, 10.30am-3.30pm, W Christian Centre is the topic with speaker John Webster. Details A day of guided prayer, bring lunch, hot All welcome. drinks provided,

Cat Show

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Sat 4, 12.30-4pm, Wendover Memorial Hall The Red Point and Tortie Point Siamese Cat On Sale Homemade cakes, jams & preserves, Club presents its annual cat show. Entrance Quality Bric-a-Brac, Greetings cards, £2.50/£1.50 concessions. See advert page 4.

Tombola – every ticket wins a prize Raffle, Refreshments Film Night

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Wed 8 & 22, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room The 8th features a demonstration by Lillian Shaw of stained glass applique methods. On the 22nd, Tony Jackson discusses “Landscape and its meaning”. All welcome!

Pace Easter Quiz Night

Sat 4, 7pm, St Dunstan’s Church HP27 9JE Fri 10, 6.30-10.30pm, Bedgv Comm Ctre HP21 9TX “Eddie the Eagle” (PG) jumps in for a visit. Bring £10 per person, 8 to a table, in advance only your own snacks/drinks. Tickets available on from Ticket

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includes table nibbles; bring your own drinks. not-so messy) for all ages. Story, song and Raffle and other games on the evening. prayer activity, followed by a meal together. Children, please bring an adult with you.

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Sat 11, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church Pianist Paul Lewis returns to play pieces Thu 16, 8pm, Broughton Jr School by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin & Weber. See Join us to hear Colin Oakes: “Shrove Tuesday - More than pancakes”. advert page 2.

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Rhythm & Blues, Georgie Fame has become Mothering Sunday Crafts a true icon of the British music scene. Tickets Sat 25, 10am-12noon, Wen Christian Ctre £20/£10 concessions from 07518 306552. Children of all ages welcome to make beautiful and delicious gifts for Mother’s Day.

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Fri 17, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room College Lake Guided Walk “Girl on a Train” (15) is the March selection. Sat 25, 10.30am-12.30pm, College Lake Tickets £5 from the Library. A slow stroll around the site - around 2 miles on easy terrain and approximately 2 hours. Rotary St Patrick’s Day Quiz Booking essential. Age 12+. Fri 17, 7.30pm Wendover Memorial Hall £12.50 per person (includes cheese platter). Family Movie Night Maximum of 8 per table. Fundraising Sat 25, 6.30 for 6.45pm start, Wen Christian Ctre licensed bar in aid of Save the Children and Wendover Free Church is showing “Ice Age: charities supported by Rotary. Tickets www. Collision Course” in March. Free popcorn, ice cream and admission. All ages are welcome, but children should be accompanied throughout.

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Sat 18, 10.30-11.30am, Wen Christian Ctre All welcome. No set books, just interesting FoWL Quiz Night conversation about what we have been Sat 25, 6.30pm, Wendover Community Library A fundraising quiz for Wendover Community reading and what we recommend! Library - tickets £12 each, which includes fish Bucks Family History Society and chips. Teams of 8. Sat 18, 2pm, Southcourt Comm Ctre HP21 8LF In this talk, Ian Waller examines just what Weston Turville Historical Society is available in the ‘parish chest’ and how Fri 31, 8pm, Weston Turville Vlg Hall it could enhance your knowledge of your “Pagan Eostra to Christian Easter” is the timely topic of the March meeting with ancestors’ lives. speaker Colin Oakes.

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Sat 18, 8-11.30pm, Ched’ton Vlg Hall LU7 0RU Dancing to The Bumnotes. Tickets £15 includes hot supper - available from Brian on or John on Bring your own drinks & glasses (no bar).

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Bucks Open Studios, the largest visual arts event in Buckinghamshire, has chosen one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s former West End leading ladies, Susannah Fellows, to take charge of its annual artistic extravaganza, which takes place 10-25 June 2017.

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and run a Crafts Council selected gallery in London for several years alongside her theatre work. She now runs “fitch & fellows” gallery in Thame, featuring her own handmade leatherwork as well as ceramics, glass, jewellery and contemporary art and craftwork by celebrated craftsmen and women.

Susannah will oversee the 2017 Commenting on her new role, event which showcases over Susannah Fellows said: “I am 500 artists and makers opening absolutely thrilled and honoured up their studios to the public for to have been chosen as the new two weeks with an impressive Chairperson for Bucks Open line-up of free demonstrations, Studios. I really look forward to Susannah Fellows, Chair of hands-on workshops and Bucks Open Studios 2017 introducing new visitors to this exhibitions in over 200 venues great event. The wealth of artists across Buckinghamshire. and makers in our county, responsible for the Susannah has spent her life in professional vast array of work which is shown and sold theatre, film, television, radio and on the to the public each year, is astonishing. We concert stage, clocking up leading roles in 21 have so much talent here and, quite simply, West End shows including Evita, Chicago and I would like to see Bucks Open Studios Mamma Mia. Susannah also has impressive become the best known and most successful “art world” credentials having owned of all the countrywide art and craft events.”

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MARCH 1917

By Spring 1917 Russia was poised for revolution. The Duma, an elected assembly, was rarely allowed to meet and the Zemstvo, local committees of self-government, were banned. The Tsar, Nicholas II believed that he had been divinely appointed and his extreme autocratic rule was supported by his wife, Alexandra, who discouraged any form of reform. Moreover, it was widely known that both the Tsar and the Tsarina had fallen under the malignant influence of the mystic monk, Rasputin. The autocratic rule of Nicholas lost him the support not only of his Imperial Court, but also of the Army. The lack of food and equipment led to riots and mutinies during the harsh winter of 1916-17. On 25 March, 200,000 workers rioted in St Petersburg. Moscow fell into the hands of revolutionaries and Tsar Nicholas abdicated. These events had a major influence on the future course of the war. Heavy fighting continued on the Western Front and, in March, two Wendover men were killed in action. Private Sidney Harding was killed by a trench mortar on 11 March near Clery sur Somme.

Sidney had served in the Army Cyclist Corps, the Royal Engineers and the Machine Gun Corps and had transferred to the South Wales Borderers shortly before his death. Sidney was the son of the widower George Harding of Aylesbury Road. By the end of the war George had lost three sons. Albert Wood of the Worcester Regiment was also killed in March. He was the younger son of Herbert and Emily Wood of Millers Cottage. Their elder son, Stewart, had been killed in 1916. In response to a speech by the Prime Minister, Lloyd George, for the country to become selfsupporting in materials required for the war effort, Alfred Rothschild offered his woods at Halton for the benefit of the nation. The Daily Graphic recorded the thanks of Lloyd George and printed details of the woodlands. One wood was described as covering 500 acres – mainly beech – and there were also a further 350 acres of beech, larch, spruce and scotch fir.

Sidney Harding.

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Mr Molineux, the Headmaster of Wendover School, wrote to the Bucks Herald complaining about the behaviour of some young footballers. He said that with most of the senior players away in khaki, many new junior teams had been formed who lacked the required discipline. The previous Saturday, Wendover Juniors had played against a visiting

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The Wendover Branch of the National League for Opposing Women’s Suffrage sent a protest to the Prime Minister complaining that the movement to secure votes for women should not be considered at this time when the Nation’s main concern was the efficient conduct of the war. The Parish Council discussed the plight of the small businessman away fighting for his country. Employees were generally cared for by their firm and had a job to return to, but the small trader had no such security. Mike Senior & Val Moir

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HS2 Royal Assent Imminent

Contractors the go ahead to start work. The first contract is for enabling works which entails taking possession of the area, demolition of properties where necessary and arranging for all statutory services in the way to be moved. We are assured by HS2 Ltd that these have been planned so there is no disruption of services to Wendover and beyond. Also included is the closure or diversion of certain roads in the area but we have been assured that these will only happen The Hybrid Bill has been through the report when suitable alternative routes are available. and Committee stages of the House of Lords This contract is expected to take 18 months, after and has now been passed back to the House which the main contract will commence. of Commons to agree the amendments added by the Lords. They set down a meeting for 20 We are in contact with HS2 Ltd and have February to agree the amendments proposed had their assurance that we will be kept by the House of Lords and if agreed, Royal up to date with the programme of works Assent will be granted. If agreement is not and advised of any works that may affect reached then it has to go back to the Lords Wendover. We will keep in contact with them on a ping pong basis but in any event it is and their Contractors throughout the whole expected to be approved so that the Royal project and will keep all residents advised of Assent will be granted by the end of February progress through updates in Wendover News. Latest information can also be obtained on or the beginning of March at the latest. the Wendover Parish website under HS2. Robert Grace, Wendover Parish Council Once this has been given, HS2 Ltd will give its As mentioned last month, Wendover Parish Council have now set up a new Committee to represent the community in all aspects of the building of the new railway. Its brief is to take any action necessary to reduce where possible the impact of HS2 on Wendover and the surrounding areas, working closely with other organisations and local authorities to achieve this.

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The Wendover Society has completed an independent costing on a tunnel that they claim would save £146 million compared with HS2 Ltd’s proposed ‘Wendover Wall’. Rail expert Lord Berkeley has had the mined tunnel proposal evaluated, and has stated in the recent Lords Grand Committee debate that he fully supports the plan. It is estimated it would save £750 million on a whole life basis (including the long-term costs of maintenance) compared with current HS2 Ltd proposal. The costing states: This ‘Whole Life’ figure reflects the considerable savings over time from the reduced maintenance associated with a mined tunnel, and elimination of the two viaducts and associated embankments and cuttings which are expensive to build and maintain. OTB Engineering firm said: A 4.3km mined tunnel is a very suitable alternative to the 1.2km cut and cover tunnel with two 500-metre

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viaducts and associated cuttings and embankments (as proposed by HS2 Ltd). With such a tunnel, Wendover would be screened from the operational noise of the trains, it would also prevent much of the expected severe construction impact, and the Chilterns AONB could remain largely intact close to Wendover. In addition, the mined tunnel would also replace two ugly viaducts proposed for the Wendover area, and the extra cost of the mined tunnel would be effectively zero. With financial help from members and from the Parish Council, the Wendover Society are continuing to meet with certain Peers and others close to Ministers to press for their acceptance that a mined tunnel past Wendover would not only mitigate the train’s unacceptable level of noise, but would also save HS2 Ltd, and hence the taxpayer, the £750 million quoted by Lord Berkeley. The Wendover_News_2015_update4 13/08/2015 15:09 Page 1 game is not yet over.

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Youth & Schools Wendover Youth Centre

you are able to attend the AGM to celebrate Wendover Youth Centre has had another our success and hear our plans for the future. Tony Playle, Chair of the Trustees record year, both in terms of numbers of young people supported and usage of the Centre but we’re not out of the woods yet. Wendover CE Junior School It is certainly true that time flies! This first I write on behalf of the Trustees of Wendover half of term has flown by, almost certainly Youth Centre to cordially invite you to attend because we have been so busy and there our AGM at 20.00 on Monday 27 March 2017 have been so many exciting things happening. at the Centre, opposite the John Hampden There have been a number of successful School, Wharf Rd, Wendover HP22 6HF. curriculum days, including Stone Age day, Please RSVP to Viking Day and a visit from the ‘Fossil Man’. The Centre, run as a charitable trust since losing Council funding in 2012, has been supporting the young people of Wendover since 1986 but faced the very real prospect of closure at the time we took over. I am pleased to say that, as a direct result of the support of the people of Wendover, we are now a vibrant, bustling Centre that is well known and well used by all sections of the community. Thank you for supporting the Centre and I hope

a number of new lunchtime opportunities this term, alongside the many existing clubs – a chance for everyone to be involved.

Work with local organisations continues. Our Year 5 are planning their work with ‘Go-Givers’ following on from Y3’s successful work with St Leonard’s Care Home last year. Year 4 and the school council have been busy forming links with Lindengate. Additionally, we are planning closer links with our Community Library in Wendover. We would love to hear from anyone in the local community who We have been developing our new would like to volunteer in school – please assessment system so that children are given email the school office for further details: the best possible chances to make progress, as well as improving the way we teach writing. There have been lots of Headteacher Reflection and Resilience have been the two Awards for writing this term; children are values that we have considered this halfshowing clear progress since September and term. Reflection is not just about looking back, but being thankful for what we have feel more confident about their writing. and thinking about how we can improve. We Extra-curricular activities have also have learned that true resilience is about developed. Our netball, football and cross tenacity, always rising after a fall, hope and country teams have been busy and there are faith and also the ability to adapt.

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Local News Getting unsold food direct from local 3. The fresh surplus food will be packaged food parcels if you have identified some and available for collection from the store residents or clients who are in need of food stores to charities for free FareShare are currently running a scheme that looks to redistribute Tesco’s store level surplus and unsold food at their local Tesco store for free. Tesco Express in Wendover joined the scheme on Monday 20 February.

from 8:30pm. Organisations are not obliged to take everything that is available. 4. The food then needs to be taken back to the registered premises, rather than the staff member’s house.

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Can my organisation receive food? In order to receive food, your organisation needs to be equipped to receive, store, prepare and serve foods safely. However, charities and community groups do not need What food is available? • Baked goods – from loaves of bread to to cook meals and they can distribute food to vulnerable people in the form of food pastries parcels. FareShare will need to come and • Fruit and vegetables • Chilled goods – including meat and dairy visit you to make sure that everything is in place with regards to food safety before you products • Other dried goods are also available (e.g. can start collecting. cereals, tins, pasta)

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Local News they love. Its chain of charity shops provide more than £2 million towards the cost of its service each year. As a volunteer you could make a huge difference. Rennie Grove’s charity shop at No. 5 High Street is actively recruiting volunteers as follows: • back room duties: sorting through donations and preparing items for display and sale – Tuesday mornings, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons • operating the till: a customer-facing role involving cash and card transactions – Thursday and Friday mornings The Wendover shop team welcomes volunteers who can donate any time between 9am and 1pm (morning shift) and between 1pm and 5pm for an afternoon shift. Please note volunteers don’t have to commit to a full four-hour shift; the charity can work flexibly around your other commitments.

from your property obstructs the path (even if the path is at the end of your garden where you never go). Pop out and check it regularly, clearing it as necessary. 2. If you are walking and spot an obstruction, report it to the County Council via their website: Type into the search bar, Report a Problem on a Public Right of Way and you will see simple instructions. Or phone 01296 395000. 3. If you would like to become a volunteer path maintainer, contact Wendover Parish Clerk (contact details page 32), who will forward your details to the appropriate person.

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Station Commander receives Long Glider Solo at 14 In January, Sam Smith from Weston Turville Service and Good Conduct Medal RAF Halton’s S t a t i o n Commander, G r o u p Captain James B r a y s h a w, has been presented with his Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in a brief ceremony outside Station Headquarters by the Hunter Aircraft. Group Captain Brayshaw said: “I was honoured to receive my Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and Clasp, issued to me by the Station Warrant Officer, Jake Alpert.” Group Captain Brayshaw joined the RAF as an Airman in 1989 and was commissioned in 1994 into the Administrative (Secretarial) Branch which has since evolved to become the Personnel (Support) Branch. Throughout his career, he has served on numerous RAF Stations. Group Captain Brayshaw took command of RAF Halton in November 2016.


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Aged 14 years and four months, Sam took to the skies in an ASK21 glider belonging to the Chilterns RAF Gliding and Soaring Activity Centre based on the airfield. Sam had just completed three instructional sorties when his instructor, Luke Hornsey, suggested he go solo. Sam was taken completely by surprise as he was not expecting this to happen so early, having only joined the club four months before. He found himself in a position of going solo with just short of five hours and 24 launches under his belt. A Cadet Corporal with 2409 (Halton) Squadron Air Training Corps, Sam has had a passion for aviation since he could walk and immerses himself in it at every opportunity.

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Have you and your friends ever fancied making a scarecrow? Now’s your chance! There are a few rules about materials and size, but you can be as creative as you like. Entries will be displayed at the Lindengate Spring Fair on 6 May and judged by everyone who visits the Fair. Entry to the competition and Fair is free and there will be prizes for the winners that will be announced towards the end of the Fair. conservation stalls, animals, tombolas, There are 5 categories. Children up to 10 raffle, refreshments, yummy cakes and a and 11 – 16, Individual Adults, Families, BBQ. Schools and Organisations. So, something for everyone! For more information and to enter the Scarecrow Competition, please contact Make sure to tell all your friends and family Lindengate on 01296 622443 or email us about the Spring Fair so they can vote for at Entry forms your scarecrow. The Lindengate Spring Fair for the Scarecrow Competition must be is from 12noon to 4.30pm and there will emailed or posted to reach Lindengate by be lots for all the family to do, craft and Friday 31 March.

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The Steering Group of Wendover Neighbourhood Plan would like to thank everyone who was able to participate in the Launch events in the first few days of February. Although the attendance was standing room only on Saturday in Wendover Library Room and the whole age range of Wendover residents and visitors was covered, the actual numbers responding to date are "good" compared with similar surveys but not in absolute terms. There are online ways to participate shown below.

Over 600 comments were written in response to the topic boards.

If you haven't commented yet, please go to the website and send in your response(s). The Steering Group can also be reached via If you cannot use electronic means, please write to: The Steering Group Wendover Neighbourhood Plan The Clock Tower High Street Comments received through the website Wendover HP22 6DU have been noted and can be seen there, anonymised. These tended to be much Please make sure your comments longer comments. arrive by Monday 6 March Comments posted to the Facebook www. Exemplar comments are shown below for have also been each of the topic boards: • Business & Employment: Encourage more recorded. small local businesses similar to those on 72 people attended on Thursday 2 February the Station Yard to bring more money/ 312 people attended on Saturday 4 February people to Wendover.

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07742 185 819 / 01296 696285 it is important that we collaborate with all neighbouring parishes about the impact of such a huge development. Wendover Neighbourhood Plan will acknowledge that the the intention of the government is to close RAF Halton completely by 2022 but at the moment details are not available to look at. These comments have been collated into spreadsheets which will be available on the website. Clearly the analysis of these comments must be thorough and a full Crowds at the launch events report will be published later. Analysis of the • Community Facilities & Leisure: Leisure comments will lead to the Steering Group faciities etc that do not depend on people organising Consultation Events which will needing to drive, better bus links. happen during the next six months. More • Green Spaces & Environment: Protect opportunities for you to have your say. green spaces including Green Belt eg to enhance mental and physical health. • Heritage & Archaeology: Wendover is a Wendover News has also received a letter, destination so how it looks is important - published below, in response to WNP coverage in the February print edition. don't let it get shabby. • Housing: Houses for young families, affordable in REAL terms (on wages earned Planning Conflict? in local area by young people). I was pleased to read about consultation • Transport & Traffic Safety (including on a Wendover Neighbourhood Plan in parking): More parking, particularly to February’s ‘Wendover News’ but surprised encourage visitors to Wendover. Schools to be told in the same article that the Parish need better access. Infrastructure Council had already recommended specific altogether needs to be addressed before land as suitable for development in its any large developments are built. A new response to AVDC’s Vale of Aylesbury Local road to connect A413 to A41 and avoid Plan. The fact that AVDC had earlier deemed Wendover/Halton rat-run. these same areas unsuitable for reasons • Wendover – Your Parish: Please do which included flood risk, green belt, engage with the younger generation. Get harmful to biodiversity and landscape, adds into the local schools and hear the views of to the surprise. I would have thought these students. They are the future so they need were all important planning constraints to be part of the plan. which the Parish Council might have been There were many comments about RAF keen to endorse, but seemingly not? Richard Gridley Halton. This is in a neighbouring parish and

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Local Urbanisation? There are several planning applications either open for comment or under appeal in the area between Wendover and Aylesbury: • 16/01017/AOP for up to 175 houses on World's End Lane/Halton Lane is awaiting the outcome of an appeal, which was lodged 31 October 2016. The latest document to be added to the appeal (16 January 2017) is a collection of letters and photographs from interested parties in the Wendover/Halton/Weston Turville area, all of whom objected to the development. • 16/03548/APP for 26 houses on land to the southeast of the Marroway roundabout in Weston Turville is awaiting a decision. The land is for sale, with the potential for residential housing (subject to the outcome of the planning application). Tenders for this property closed 22 February 2017. • 16/04238/AOP for 375 houses to the west of Wendover Road at the Marroway roundabout in Stoke Mandeville is now awaiting a decision. All these proposed developments are likely

to affect access to facilities locally and further afield due to increased traffic and added pressure on infrastructure already creaking under the strain of current loads. ...and in Hertfordshire Three large areas of Green Belt could be lost this year to housing development around Hemel Hempstead and Tring if current plans are approved.

The Government continues to insist the Green Belt is safe in its hands. Yet the reality is many local authorities are steadily whittling it away as they try and cope with the Government’s unrealistic method of calculating future housing demand. The method for estimating future housing is clumsy and flawed. It needs to focus on realistic local requirements, including housing, business and infrastructure and not simply be a response to a blanket Government formula.’"

Dacorum Borough Council wants to bring forward proposals to build 1,500 houses in what many consider a knee-jerk reaction to The Chiltern Society is the largest conservation charity in the Chilterns with over 7000 members perceived housing demand in the area. and 500 volunteers. It has launched a planning Chiltern Society trustee Paul Mason says, campaign highlighting the unprecedented "Green Belt is, of course, supposed to be threat to the Chilterns from development and protected and developed only in exceptional suggesting ideas to ease the pressure. Society circumstances. Yet this latest move is unlikely Chairman David Harris said: “We oppose new to be the end of the Green Belt land grab. development in existing Green Belt which fails Dacorum and neighbouring Hertfordshire to protect its openness, or undermines its local authorities are planning to review purposes, including the unrestricted sprawl of Green Belt as part of a wholesale review of large built-up areas and neighbouring towns merging into one another.” their Local Plan.

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For the past 20 years the Wendover Community Car has provided a vital lifeline for those living in Wendover and surrounding villages who for whatever reason find difficulty in travelling. On Saturday 21 January volunteer drivers came together at Wendover Cricket Club

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Historic Postcards Reader James Darlington recently brought a collection of old postcards of Wendover & Halton to the attention of Wendover News. More are available on www. news/old-postcards and on Wendover News Facebook page Maitland Barracks, Halton Camp - note the lack of trees on the hillside and see this issue's Wendover Remembers p9 for the reason why. wendoveruknews. Pre-1913 view of Wendover High Street. The building near centre is now Fiona Faber Floral and the wall at left was the garden wall of Pear Tree Cottage (later knocked down to make way for Smith's Bank - now Rumsey's). The wall at right is associated with the former King's Head pub (now shops). Please see December's Wendover Remembers (p9 December 2016 Wendover News) for another pre-1913 photo of Wendover High Street.

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March 25th – April 2nd 2017 During this week, there will be plenty of foodie activities in the area, including @ No2 MEET THE PRODUCER Saturday 25th March 10am-2pm Meet local producers at stands in front of the shop. Try new foodie flavours and chat to the producers. Then pop inside for a coffee and a croissant. WINES OF THE CHILTERNS Wednesday 29th March 7.30pm

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Club Corner Wendover Cricket Club

Wendover Cricket Club are gearing up for the new season with indoor nets for the senior teams. They are being held on Saturday evenings at the John Colet School sports hall from 6.00 to 7.30 p.m. from 25 February for 6 weeks, cost £5 per session. The club welcomes new as well as existing senior players to attend. For more information, contact Jonathan Seabrook on 07767 148119 or

BBOWT’s March Programme

We have plenty of opportunities for hands-on experience helping to keep local reserves in good condition. Please contact katesheard@ to help at Bacombe Hill on the morning of Thursday 9 March or get in touch with for the one at Weston Turville Reservoir on Thursday 30 March. On Tuesday 21 at 7.45pm all are invited to a talk at Great Missenden on the story of Milton Keynes’s magnificent 5000 acres of open spaces. If you were inspired by

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the feature last month on the new geology displays at College Lake, please come along on Saturday 1 or Sunday 2 April for our ‘Geology Rocks’ weekend. uk has full details in the ‘What’s On’ section.

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The Bird Table is a monthly group for local Join MBBKA 22 March for a lecture by Clive women running small and medium sized Hill about Tree Bumblebees. Details about businesses. It is confidential, small group the club and events on thinking, facilitated by a professional coach to challenge yourself to think better, set Wendover Choral Society tighter goals and grow your business. On Friday 24 March at 7pm, The King and Over three sessions, you will build your Queen pub host a fundraising evening for thinking and raise your performance, our choir with live music from The Gillyall within an environment of trust and Billies, accordion and mandolin/banjo confidentiality. The group meets at The Red (check them out on YouTube), as well as Lion Hotel, Wendover, 10.00am - 12.00pm, stories recounted by our musical director, once a month (three sessions): Fridays Peter Bassano. The Gilly-Billies are Barbara 17 March, 7 April & 5 May. This launch and Bill McGillivray, two Wendover residents programme will only cost £99 for all three who have been professional musicians all sessions. Fees will be payable in advance their lives and they, as well as Peter, are to reflect the ongoing commitment to the giving their valuable time free to support three session programme. the choir. Tickets £10 from choir members

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Club Corner and The King and Queen will also be offering some choices of meal for an additional £10. Any food will need to be pre-booked with ticket purchase. Numbers will be limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. All ticket proceeds to Wendover Choral Society. The Choral Society will have a stall at the Wendover local produce market on Saturday 15 April, Easter Saturday (9-1pm) featuring home-made items with a distinctly Easter theme and an Easter chocolate raffle.

see us have over 150 people in attendance who brought with them enthusiasm and support for the black and golds on the day. This match had in fact been called off TWICE due to an unplayable pitch and it took a miraculous solo effort from ex-player and Committee member Nobby Hubble to get the pitch match ready. Thank you for your commitment and dedication to the club! We would also like to make a special mention to Mark & Ellie Goodchild from the Juniors who volunteered their support on the day and to our sister club, Wendover Sparrowhawks Netball Club, who helped behind the bar. We hope that this is not the end of our trail to victory, as the 1st team are still in two cups.

Our 20 May concert is to be Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle for piano and harmonium, Bach’s Jesu Meine Freude as well as a selection of motets by Anton Bruckner. The player of the month for March goes to reserve team player Ricardo Melo. Ricardo Wendover FC – March Update is a dedicated player and a nice guy to have Some unfortunate news for our 1st team: around the club. After successfully reaching the quarter final of the Berks & Bucks Cup, we were We would also like to thank our sponsors defeated in a 0-4 match against Kintbury Sweeney’s Budgens for once again Rangers. On the bright side, this event did supporting the club for the 2016/17 season.

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Making Wendover Dementia Friendly Local at home care company, Home Instead Senior Care, which serves clients in Wendover and the Chilterns, is holding a free dementia workshop for family members and carers looking after people living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. The workshop will be taking place on Monday 15 May between 10am and 4pm at Wendover Library as part of a series of events taking place between 15-21 May to mark the launch of the Dementia Friendly Wendover initiative and coinciding with national Dementia Awareness Week. This ground breaking family workshop is adapted from the company’s City & Guilds accredited dementia training programme, specifically developed for Home Instead’s caregivers. Explaining the rationale behind the training

programmes, Owner of Home Instead Jeremy Lane, said, “People prefer to remain at home and this is particularly relevant for those living with dementia who benefit from familiar surroundings and routines. However, when family members must take on the role of being the main carer they can often become overwhelmed, physically and mentally with the uncertainties and pressures of caring for a loved one.

associated with dementia including refusal, delusions, aggression, false accusations, wandering and agitation.

The Home Instead workshops are always well received as they teach people to identify the typical signs of dementia and gain a better understanding of the condition. They also arm family carers and others in the community with effective techniques for managing the much different and sometimes challenging behaviour

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With an ageing population, cases of dementia are increasing at an alarming rate, which means that more and more people will be affected by the disease at some point in their lives. These upcoming workshops will give individuals the knowledge to positively embrace the journey they face, rather than being afraid of it and allow them to share their knowledge and experiences with others.”

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I note from the January edition of Wendover News that Bob Duggan is to step down from the Chair of Wendover Parish Council. I should like to record my appreciation and thanks for all the hard work and commitment he has given to the community over many years and wish him well in the future. Stephen Low, Wendover On behalf of the WCTC Committee and our members, I would like to thank you for all the effort and energy you have put in during your time as Chairman of Wendover Parish Council. Having worked closely with you on two projects, the presentation to the House of Commons HS2 Select Committee and the Lloyds Bank Opening Hours Action Group, I was constantly impressed by your commitment to improving the prosperity of Wendover while maintaining its spirit. The WCTC Committee is very proud of the improved links between us and WPC and know that you have helped greatly in forging this co-operation. Thank you. Martyn Dolbear, Chair Wendover Chamber of Trade & Commerce

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Katie’s Quiz Night

We would like to thank everyone who came to support Katie Malliff at the recent quiz night, and those who were unable to come who made very generous donations to the fund.It was particularly fitting that Katie had won the Scottish Open Under 15 in Edinburgh, beating the European No 1 player earlier in January. The money raised on the evening will help Katie go to the French Open and hopefully the Malaysian Open this year. Our special thanks to Iain Digby, Sheila and William for running the quiz, and to all who helped during the evening. Our thanks also to local businesses and individual donors who contributed to the raffle. In particular we would like to thank Andrew Gardner, No 1, Fiona Faber Floral Design, the King and Queen, No 2 Pound Street, Budgens, Whitewaters, Agora, Scruples, Crumbs, The Village Gate, Peter Bird Garden Design and Dayla for their very generous donations. It was a great event supported by so many, and we enjoyed delicious fish and chips supplied from McCoy’s. Wendover Tennis and Squash Club

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Local Face: Jane Muir Jane’s mother believed in outdoor sketching so she had a childhood filled with drawing old churches and collecting flowers for work at home. Her mother had trained at the Slade School of Art so she could teach technique. Jane wanted to be an artist but needed to earn a living and she was delighted to study history at St Anne’s College Oxford on a County Award. Studying history led Jane back to art. An exhibition of mosaics from Ravenna in London inspired her to win a travel bursary to Italy in 1950, awakening an interest in this art form which later became a speciality of hers.

Belfast University Open Mural Competition and had started free-lance work. In 1969 she had an exhibition Stones of Glass in Billingham Civic Art Gallery. She has been

Artist at work on Bleu d’outremer photograph: Tony White

Marriage to Alastair took her to North East England where their children Thomas and Sebastian were born. Once the children were old enough, Jane was determined to fit in the study of painting and sculpture in Middlesborough, then murals and mosaics at Teesside College of Art.

founder of the Muir Trust Artist in Residence programme. The selling exhibition Beyond Description opened on Saturday 21 January and continues until Saturday 22 April. The evolution of her work is traced from plein air figuration in the natural landscape through to mosaics and commissioned mosaic murals, followed by oils and watercolours inspired by music. Appropriately, on Saturday 18 March, 12.00 – 1pm, there will be a lunchtime concert by Cambiata trio based on the music paintings, with an opportunity to quiz the artist on content and method after the concert. The programme will include works by Tallis, Telemann, Purcell and Bach as well as contemporary music by Hans-Martin Linde and Andrew Challinger. Concert tickets are £5.00 bookable (tel 01296 331441) or online.

exhibiting regularly ever since. Murals have been commissioned including St Anne’s College, The Open University, Cape Asbestos Fibres Ltd, Oxfordshire County Museum, Princes Square Shopping Centre, Glasgow A world of ideas underpins Jane’s work and many others. and the title, Beyond Description, explores Buckinghamshire County Museum has her artistic journey from descriptive, The family moved to Weston Turville and organised a retrospective of Jane’s work observational work through to more by 1968 Jane was an award winner in the as she is a local artist, Museum Patron and abstracted pieces.

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Cat Booker Fitness classes, times vary, see website for details Jodie Digby Fitness courses, times & locations vary, see website for details Art with Wendy Lewis, St Anne’s Hall 11.30-14.00 Mon, 14.00-16.00 Tue Zumba® and Zumba® Gold classes: private studio Roxanne 01296 623683 Water Babies, Chilterns MS Centre pool, Mon 9-11.30, Tue 10-12.30, Fri 9.30-12.30, Sat 8.30-12.30 Cornelli Sugarcraft cake decorating courses. Topics vary, see website for details. Adult & Teenager Yoga Classes. Contact Sarah to book., Yoga classes with Zest Yoga, Halton Tennis Centre Fitness Studio Pilates, Halton Tennis Centre. Times & costs vary, see website for details www.physioandpilates​ Zumba with Nikki, Mon & Thu 1815 Halton School, Sat 0930 Wendover Jr School, 07876443392 FabricHQ sewing. Topics, times & locations vary, see website for details 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. For meeting times see website Tai Chi for Beginners, Green Park www.physioandpilates​ 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 Tai Chi & Qigong Classes, Your Cafe in Park 6 & 7pm Tue, St Anne’s Hall noon Wed Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell 01296 624089 Thames Valley Police at Wendover Community Library 0845 230 3232 Hatha yoga— Tue 19.00-20.30 Wen Mem Hall; Fri 09.30-11.00 & 11.20-12.50, St Anne’s Hall PlainStitch sewing classes. Topics & times vary. PlainStitch Workrooms, above 8 High St PlainStitch weekly social sewing. Topics & times vary. PlainStitch Workrooms, above 8 High St 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 Bounce & Rhyme (term time only), Library Room, FREE 0845 2303232 Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall (winter 20.15, summer 19.00) Halton Singers, Halton Village Hall enquiries@haltonsing​ Whitchurch Morris Men Practice Session, Wilstone Village Hall HP23 4PE Halton UK Cycling Club, Wed 18.30, Thu 18.00, Sun 08.30, details from OTEC bikes 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. 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) www.aylesburydivers.​ 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 (bi-weekly) Healing Meditation Group Sparrowhawks Netball Training, courts by Your Cafe in the Park 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 Lipreading and Hearing Loss Course, Library Room, new term starts 28 April judy.lipreading@gmai​ Amazing Donkey Youth Club for 10-14 year olds (term time only), Wen Youth Ctre Paul Hammett 01296 621162 “Friday night is music night” at St Mary’s Church JUST 01296 623123 JAZZERCISE classes to suit you. 07900 987230 Rookie Lifeguard Classes for 8-12 year olds (term time only), Green Park Pool Liz 01296 622895 Cycle Rides with Aylesbury Cycling UK, locations vary southbuckscycling.or​ Bingo at the Legion Club, Chiltern Road, all welcome

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Fairtrade Fortnight (Mon-Sat, normal opening hours), JUST, 11 High Street, see advert p 4 Lent meetings (Tue 19.30, Wed 10.15, Thu 11.00 until Easter). Locations vary. See p 3 Wendover U3A members’ meeting, St Mary’s Church, Wendover Buckland, Drayton Beauchamp and Aston Clinton WI, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS Simply Walk, Café in the Woods, Wendover Woods Wendover Library Reading Group, Wendover Community Library Buckinghamshire Bird Club Meeting, Wendover Memorial Hall. Also Sun 05, field meeting, see p 3 Quiz Night with Ruby Lane, Church of the Holy Spirit HP21 7UE, see p 3 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers' Guild - "Hand-Stitch Workshop", SM Methodist Church HP22 5UJ, see p 4 Cat Show, Wendover Memorial Hall, see advert page 4 "Eddie the Eagle" (PG), St Dunstan’s Church HP27 9JE, tickets £3/£1, see p 4 Cycle ride with Aylesbury CTC, starts Stoke Mandeville School. Also 12, 19, 26 Mar, see website for details. Learn My Way, Wendover Community Library, booking essential, see p 2 Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society Meeting - AGM & speaker, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN, see p 4 Grandparents Association Support Group, Holiday Inn HP22 5QT Chiltern Humanists Monthly Meeting - "Percy Bysshe Shelley", Small Barn Hall HP6 5AH, see p 4 Wendover Art Club, Wendover Library Room. Also Wed 22, see p 4 Working party with BBOWT. Also Thu 30, see p 24 for locations & contact details Carers Bucks Wendover Support Group Monthly Meeting, Wendover Library Room International Conversation, Wendover Library Room, please book, see p 2 Pace Easter Quiz Night, Bedgrove Community Centre HP21 9TX, see p 4 Chilterns MS Centre Art Exhibition, 10am-5pm Sat, 10.30am-4pm Sun, see advert front page Aylesbury Green Park Sub-Aqua Club Quiz, Longwick Village Hall HP27 9TE AC, B & DB Horticultural Society annual dinner & lecture, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS, see p 5 Wendover Music featuring pianist Paul Lewis, St Mary's Church, see advert p 2 Wendover Wills Week, Stuart Fantham & Co, 12 High Street, see advert p 7 Messy Church, St Anne's Hall & Wendover Christian Centre, see p 5 Wendover WI - 'Minerals, Crystals and Other Rocky Things', St Anne's Hall, see p 5 Legacy Fairs Antiques & Collectors Market, see advert p 4 Pace Open Morning, contact Pace for details Wendover Horticultural Society, Wendover Library Room, see p 5 Aylesbury Centre for the National Trust, Broughton Jr School, see p 5 Jazz Upfront with Georgie Fame, St Mary’s Church Aylesbury HP20 2JJ. Doors open 19.30. See p 5 The Bird Table, Red Lion Hotel, Wendover, see p 24 Flotsam Book Group, King & Queen, 17 South St, Wendover On Screen - "Girl on a Train" (15), tickets £5, Wendover Library Room, see p 6 St Patrick's Night at the King & Queen, 17 South St, Wendover, see advert p 4 Rotary Charity Quiz, Wendover Memorial Hall, see p 6 Aston Wine Club - Julian Seabrook of Seabrook Wines, Buckland Village Hall HP22 5HZ, see p 6 Wendover Local Produce Market, Manor Waste Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre, see p 6 Family History Talk - "The Parish Chest", Southcourt Community Centre HP21 8LF, see p 6 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers' Guild - "Fashionable Stitches", SM Methodist Church HP22 5UJ, see p 4 Rock & Roll Night for Chilterns MS Centre, Cheddington Village Hall, LU7 0RU, see p 6 Rennie Grove Hospice Care Chilterns Cycle Challenge, starts Kingsbury Square, Aylesbury Walk with the Ramblers, Aston Clinton. Also Sun 26 Low Scrubs to Gt Missenden. See website for details. Princes Risborough Farmers Market, High St, Princes Risborough Knit & Natter, Wendover Library room, see p 2 BBOWT lecture - "Conservation in Milton Keynes", Gt Missenden Memorial Centre HP16 9AE, see p 24 Mid Bucks Beekeepers Association lecture - "Tree Bumblebees", Church of Good Shepherd HP21 8NH. See p 24 Wendover Twinning Association - "Wine tasting with Peter Lobban", Wendover Library Room Fundraiser for Wendover Choral Society, King & Queen Pub, 17 South St, see p 24 Daddy Cool - play for young children with male carers, Wendover Children's Ctre, Wharf Rd Mother’s Day Craft morning, Wendover Christian Centre, see p 6 Guided Walk at College Lake. Booking essential, age 12+. See p 6 FoWL Quiz Night, tickets £12 including fish & chips, Wendover Community Library, see p 6 "Ice Age: Collision Course", Wendover Christian Centre, see p 6 Quaintwood Players present "The Great British Cake Slice", Wendover Memorial Hall, see p 13 RAF Halton Area Band in concert at St Mary's Church, Wendover, see advert p 5 Mother’s (Ruin) Day, King & Queen, 17 South St, see advert p 4 Wendover Youth Centre AGM, Youth Centre, Wharf Road, see p 11 Reading Group for the Visually Impaired, Wendover Community Library Memory Pathways, Lindengate Site, Wyevale Garden Centre, Aylesbury Road Weston Turville Historical Society, Weston Turville Village Hall, see p 6

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Wendover News March 2017


Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

View from the Chair of Finance

The Parish Council has managed to keep the Did you know . . . ? Precept at the same level for several years. Your Parish Council has provided and This year there are a number of increased maintains three areas of safe and costs as services are being devolved to us challenging play parks, for all ages and from BCC and we will no longer receive abilities? the £5100 Maintenance Grant from AVDC. Because of this it will be necessary to increase Sculpture the Precept by £5 per Band D property. Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. Picasso The Devolved Services include a major increase in grass cutting activity as it now Can you tell your Klee from your Klimt? includes all highway verges. This will be Can you distinguish your Pissarro from subsidised for the first two to three years, your Picasso? The appreciation of a work of art is surely a matter of individual taste. but does not cover the full cost. Such became clear when Wendover Parish The Parish Council is producing a Council was offered a bronze sculpture to be Neighbourhood Plan, which is a long costly displayed outside. process, but will generate projects from the community. We are also committed to other We put the idea out for public consultation. projects such as the refurbishment of the War Memorial. Cllr Sheila Bulpett, Chair of Finance

Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 7 March, 7.30pm St Anne’s Hall

The Parish Council felt that there was not a large enough majority in favour and has declined the offer. However, it was agreed that the public interest was sufficient for the Council to explore the idea and so a working group was set up to examine the possibility of a piece of outside art in Wendover. Any ideas?


An allotment on the London Road site

The Clock Tower Window

Is available for use by non-profit organisations free of charge. If you would like to have a display to advertise an event, fund raise or just promote your charity please contact the A good proportion of those who replied liked Clock Tower to book a date. the idea of a piece of art outside; many of you like the venue, which was the island in our pond. However, not too many of you liked the piece itself for a variety of reasons.

Spring is in the air and the tenancy year for allotments will begin on Saturday 1 April. The cost is £20 - £40 depending on the size of the plot and there are vacancies at both sites, the Parish Piece at Hogtrough Lane and London Road.

Local Produce Market Manor Waste, 9am to 1pm Saturday 18 March

Wendover Parish Council, The Clock Tower, High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU

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