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April 2017

Annual Parish Meeting Friday 28 April


The views expressed by contributors are their own and not necessarily the views of the editor. contributions for May 2017 before

Thursday 13 April

Easter Message

Mummy, why is it called Good Friday? Why was that man killed on a cross? Why do we get a holiday from school at Easter? Good questions, all of them.

place. A coal tip avalanches, burying scores of children; a tsunami strikes killing hundreds more; an earthquake devastates whole towns. And that’s just the so-called ‘natural’ disasters. From many lips the anguished cry is voiced, “Where was God?”

Apparently, Easter is declining as a festival of significance in the life of the nation relative to The story of a man on a cross, the story of Christmas, which is growing in significance. a man who was worshipped as God dying innocently having only loved, has the answer: Christmas has such wonderful and at Aberfan at the bottom of the heap; in memorable stories and ceremonies and the tsunami deep beneath the waves. God what with carols and candles it’s easy to identifies totally with all who suffer: God understand its attraction. Easter though, and hurts when we do, or when those we love do. what precedes it, is different. No wonder And the meaning of the story of Easter? It children are puzzled. answers a similar question. What happens Let me try to throw at least a little light on it. when we die? Easter’s answer: Death is not the end. Nothing can separate us from the As with Christmas it’s the stories that matter, love of God, or from the love of those we and as with all the best stories it’s the love and who love us. meaning that matters. Lets consider the story of the events that took place on Good Friday Do join the Christian community in first. One of the great truths of that story is Wendover at one of the Churches at worship the way in which it counters one of the most this Easter. We will welcome you as the God difficult and most often voiced problems in who is love does. Revd Canon Peter Louis, St Mary’s peoples’ minds when great tragedies take

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Learn My Way computer training first Tuesday of each month, please book. Tea & Talk - Thu 13 10.30am. International Conversation - please book. Knit & Natter, Tue 18, 1.30-3.30pm. Children’s Book Club, third Saturday every month, 2.30pm - details from the Library.

café on site. Contact Otec Bikes for information 07824 828024. See advert page 29.

Cake & Biscuit Decorating

Bucks County Museum

The Ramblers have a programme of organised walks of varying length and difficulty locally, including Sunday 2 at 10.00. Have a look at the listings on pages 34 & 35 or www. aylesbury-ramblers.org.uk for details.

Cornelli Sugarcraft (see ad page 30) runs Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP courses each term. See events pages 34 & 35. Free entry. Visit the fantastic Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, café, shop and garden. Cycle Rides and Local Walks See www.buckscountymuseum.org for Aylesbury Cyclist Touring Club has group rides all opening times, exhibitions and events. throughout the county, see southbuckscycling. Until 22 April - “Beyond Description” A or​g.uk/rides. Any bike will do as long as it’s retrospective exhibition of works by artist roadworthy. Newcomers welcome, please Jane Muir. Until 13 May “Spirit of Legends” try an easy-paced ride first. Easy-Paced Rides Photographic exhibition about Paralympians. 09.30am Sundays: 2 & 30 - Watermead Inn,

9 - Weston Turville Shops, 16 - Wendover Lacey Green Windmill Clocktower, 23 - Stone Crossroads. Open on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays Wendover and Halton Cycling Club meets weekly from 2 April until 24 September from 2 pm to 5 at 18.30 Wednesdays, 18.00 Thursdays, 08.30 pm. Admission: £2.50 per adult and £1 per child Sundays. All meetings at Halton UK tennis and (aged 5-15). Free for Chiltern Society members

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Events showing membership cards. Also open on Saturday 13 May from 2 pm to 5 pm, and on Sunday 14 May from 11 am to 5 pm for National Mills Weekend.

HS2 Public Meeting

Fri 31 March, 2-8pm, Wendover Memorial Hall HS2 Community Information Event to offer more information about the HS2 property compensation and homeowner payments scheme. Experts will be on hand to discuss this. There will also be additional information on some of the works likely to be starting this year and on the continued programme of environmental and ground investigations.

Geology Rocks

Sat 1 & Sun 2, 10am-4pm, College Lake Join BBOWT to celebrate College Lake’s amazing geological discoveries! Free entry. www.bbowt.org.uk

Steve Morano in Concert

Sat 1, 8.30pm, King & Queen, 17 South Street Folk, blues & country singer-songwriter with special guest Hugh Turner. More on www.thekingandqueenwendover.co.uk.

Bucks Bird Club

Sun 2, 16 & 30. Also Thu 6, times & locations vary, see below. Field meetings: 2 April, morning only - Black Park/Stoke Common April 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.

A Li�le Bird Gallery: Buy 10 cards get 11th FREE Chilterns Sports Clinic: 10% off any service & treatment except Swim Stroke Analysis 01296 696133/www.sportsinjuryclinic.org.uk Hemingford Pest Control: £10 off ANY accepted quote 07736 327808 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. Scruples: 2 Promotions - 1. Book your Senteales facial during April with Becca or Emma and we will add a FREE eye brow shape or mini foot treatment (worth £15) 2. Book your High lites on any Wednesday in April with Brogan or Sophie and we will cut and blow dry your hair for half price. 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: pete@wendover-computers.co.uk Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre: 10% off pet consultations and vaccinations (T& Cs apply) 01296 623439 Wendover Wood: 10% discount 01296 623869 www.wendovernews.co.uk

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The WI offers all kinds of opportunities to all kinds of women -catch up with friends, learn new skills ...

Join us on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in St Anne’s Hall from 7.45pm. A warm welcome awaits you from the Wendover Evening WI See our display at Wendover Clocktower

Events SL3 6DT; 16 April, morning only - Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve MK12 5RH; 30 April, all day - Nagshead, Forest of Dean GL15 4JH. Indoor meeting 6 April, 7.45pm, Wendover Memorial Hall - “Swifts, Their Lives and Their Conservation” with speaker Edward Mayer.

Messy Easter

KEHS Spring Show

AC, B & DB Horticultural Society

Sun 2, 2-4.30pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN Come along and enjoy some beautiful spring displays of Spring flowers, together with delicious home-made teas.

Coffee morning Monday 3rd April, 10 am to 12 noon in the Library Room Featuring John Mayhead, CBE our new chairman No booking needed. Come and enjoy fresh coffee and cakes!

The Wendover Society Coffee Morning Mon 3, 10am-12noon, Wen Library Room Featuring new chairman John Mayhead, CBE. See advert this page.

KEHS Meeting

Wed 5, 3.30-5.30pm, starting in St Anne’s Hall Enjoy Easter activities for adults and children alike. The Easter story will be told with a song and prayer, followed by a meal together. No charge. Children, please bring an adult. Thu 6, 6-7.45pm, Anthony Hall Entry night for the 21st Annual Spring Show & Plant Sale. Show to be held at 2pm Saturday 8 April at Aston Clinton Combined School. Entry to show £1. Also: Ken Panchon talks about “The History and Life of the Red Kite” Wednesday 12 at 8pm in the Anthony Hall.

Wendover WI Spring Fair

Sat 8, 10am-12noon, Wen Library Room Free entry. Tombola - every ticket wins a prize! Raffle, refreshments and many items on sale.

Tue 4, 8pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN “The Origin of Garden Plants” We welcome back Dr Michael Keith-Lucas, a retired Plant Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild Scientist from Reading University, who will Sat 8, 2.30-4.30pm, SM Meth Church HP22 5UJ be looking at the History of Garden Plants. Elizabeth Bond discusses Victorian altar www.bucksvoice.net/kehs frontals and their secrets. On Saturday 29


EASTER TENNIS CAMPS AT HALTON UK 2017 Week One: Monday 3rd April - Thursday 6th April Week Two: Monday 10th April - Thursday 13th April

St MARY’S CHURCH OF ENGLAND 8.00am C of E Holy Communion 9.00am Parish Holy Communion 10.30am Family Communion St ANNE’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, AYLESBURY ROAD 9.15am Easter Mass HOLY FAMILY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, HALTON 10.30am Easter Mass WENDOVER FREE CHURCH, AYLESBURY ROAD 11.00am Worship with Holy Communion St MICHAEL’S C of E HALTON: 6.00pm Holy Communion

For more about church services,courses and meetings, visit the Churches Together Office: JUST, 11 High Street, HP22 6DU 01296 623123 10am-12.30pm each weekday (excluding Wednesday)

Toddler Tennis 2 – 4 years 9am – 9.45am 4 days Mini Red Tennis 4 – 7 years 9am – 12 noon 4 days ( incl. lunch) Junior Tennis 7 – 17 years 9am – 3pm 4 days ( incl. lunch) Matchplay Day Friday 7th April Red Matchplay 9am – 11am Orange, Green & Yellow Matchplay 9am – 12 noon

Wendover Music Concert Series 2017 at St Mary’s Church

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All Saturday performances starting at 19.30 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

Tickets available from ‘Just’ 11 High Street, Wendover and from the website www.wendover-music.org Please mention Wendover News when responding to adverts



Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 20 April 9am-2pm (Trade 8am) Entrance by donation to Charity Wendover Memorial Hall email: peter.stevenspeter@aol.com

from 10am-4pm, Nicola Jarvis brings “Bijoux Wendover WI You are warmly invited to Birds” to life. Tue 11, 7.45pm, St Anne’s Hall A Service for Wholeness and Healing Join us to hear Jean Barrington talk about Well St Mary’s Church, Wendover Barn Dance for Ollie Gardiner Dressing. All visitors very welcome. Contact Sat 8, 7-10pm, Wendover Memorial Hall Sunday 23 April 2017 at 5.30pm Sara on 01296 620005 or just turn up on the Tickets (£10/concs £5) available from Dead night. www.facebook.com/WendoverWI/ The service lasts Universe Comics, Bourbon Street, Aylesbury, for about 40 minutes or 07500 091474. Bring your own food & drink. On Screen Wed 12 & Fri 21, Wendover Library Room Wendover Music Concert “Swallows and Amazons” comes to Halton Singers Sat 8, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church Wendover Wendover Library on Wednesday 12. Drop proudly present their next concert Crispian Steele-Perkins brings his trumpet into the Library for more details. On Friday collection and Ian Le Grice accompanies on 21 at 7.30pm, the featured film is “United St Mary’s Makin Organ, specially voiced for Kingdom”, a true story about Prince Seretse the occasion. See advert page 4. Khama of Botswana, who married a white at Halton Village Hall woman from London in the 1940s. Aylesbury Choral Society Concert on 28 & 29 April Sat 8, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church Aylesbury at 7.30pm Durufle “Requiem”, Poulenc “Gloria” with Spanish Wines at No2 Pound Street Wed 12, 7.30pm, No2 Pound Street organ accompaniment. Tickets £15, under Tickets cost £6 and are 18s £6, from 01296 640221 or from any choir Throughout April No2 will be celebrating the available from Don Knight 01296 622603 member, or go to www.aylesburychoral.org.uk. wonderful world of Spanish wines! To help in the celebrations, they are holding a tasting to Kevin Towler 01296 622390 Contemplative Fire look at some of the wines in more depth. Call Bar, Raffle and Nibbles Sun 9 & 16, 6.15-8pm, St Mary’s Wendover 01296 585022 or email shop@2poundstreet. Prayer, study and action for Christians. com for more details. See advert page 21.

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Conveyancing fees reduced by £100! If you obtain a quote from us and confirm your instructions during the month of April 2017, we will reduce our quoted fees for the first 25 new Clients by a full £100! You don’t even have to have an offer in place yet as we will honour our quote until Christmas 2017!

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LIPREADERS HEAR BETTER Do you struggle to hear in noise? ...let your eyes help your ears Join a lipreading

Lipreading & Managing Hearing Loss classes at Wendover Library


Summer Term starts Friday 28 April

class! Contact: Judy Perry, MATLA judy.lipreading@gmail.com 07837 993923

Classes are small and friendly. First lesson offered free - come and give it a try!

Wendover Art Club

Cream Teas - 3 to 5pm

St Mary’s, Church Walk, Weston Turville 1 May Monday BH 28 May Sunday 29 May Monday BH 25 June

Delicious home-made cakes and scones

Wed 12 & 26, 7.30pm, Library Room We are finishing our indoor painting season with a flourish, as on Wednesday 12 we welcome Chris Christoforou to talk to us about the ‘Beauty in our Back Yards’. Then on the 26th we try to put his advice into practise, in the Library Room, before going to paint outdoors for the summer months. As always, visitors are very welcome.

Charity Coffee Morning

Book Club

Sat 15, 10.30-11.30am, Wen Christian Ctre All welcome at Book Club on Easter Saturday. No set books, just interesting conversation about what we have been reading and what we recommend - and coffee and maybe cake!

Wendover Horticultural Society

Thu 20, 2.30pm, Wendover Library Room Join the Society to learn about “A Policeman’s Lot” with Gordon Wilkins.

Thu 13, 10.30am-12noon, Abbeyfield Aylesbury Ctre of the National Trust Thu 20, 8pm, Broughton Jr School HP20 1NQ House, Dobbins Lane In aid of Ollie’s Fund and the Residents’ April’s meeting features the Launton Handbell Ringers. Entertainment Fund. All welcome.

Wendover Choral at the Market

Sat 15, 9am-1pm, Manor Waste Wendover Choral Society will be selling homemade items with a distinctly Easter theme. They will be holding an Easter chocolate raffle and hoping for the sun to shine so that they can raise some much needed funds to pay for the concert on 20 May. See advert page 9.

Aston Wine Club

Fri 21, 7.30pm, Buckland Village Hall The Wines of Galicia is the April topic discussed by speaker Pippa Hayward.

Artists & Makers Fair

Sat 22, 10am-4pm, Thame Town Hall Sally Evans returns to Thame Town Hall. See advert this page.

Special celebration or just fancy a day sailing? Why not spend it on The Solent and perhaps see The Needles from the water? Help run the boat or simply sit back and relax - we will tailor your package to make it a day to remember.

Easter is just around the corner Come and browse our Fairtrade sweet treats, gi�s and cards. To find out more contact William Avery on 01296 623435 or 07768 500205

All specialist equipment provided

Artists & Makers Fairs 2017 Thame Town Hall, OX9 3DP 22nd April, 20th May, 21st October, 18th November and 2nd December

Bradmoor Farm, Haddenham, HP17 8JX 29th &30th April, 9th & 10th December

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The Real Easter Egg Green & Blacks chocolate Divine’s new popcorn egg Milk and dark chocolate mini eggs Playmil dairy-free eggs Decorations for your Easter tree Hand-made boxes from Kashmir

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Events Bucks Family History Society

Sat 22, 2pm, Southcourt Comm Ctre HP21 8LF “Thomas Williams, The Copper King”, with speaker Julian Hunt. Learn more about the man who became MP for Great Marlow 1790-1800.

Chilterns Dog Rescue Society Quiz

Sat 22, 7.30pm, Nora Grace Hall HP23 5BA Chilterns Dog Rescue Society are again hosting their popular quiz night. Tables are selling quickly so please reserve yours now to avoid disappointment. Tables of 6, £12.50 pp including a delicious hot supper. Bring your own glasses and drinks. Details from cdrsevents@ aol.com, 01296 623885, www.chilternsdogrescue.org.uk.

John Hampden School Fun Run

Sun 23, 9.30 & 11am, John Hampden School Adults 5km and 10km Trail Run at 9.30am and Kids 1km Fun Run at 11am. All proceeds to JHS Wendover. Please email lulagkirby@ hotmail.com for more details.

A Service for Wholeness and Healing

Sun 23, 5.30pm, St Mary’s Church Wendover Anyone feeling out of sorts or who cares for someone who is suffering, is invited to attend. Ministry is offered to individuals who wish to be listened to and prayed for, but people can also simply

NEWS FROM WENDOVER HEALTH CENTRE - 01296 623452 Wendover Health Centre is also on www.westongrove.com Changes to our usual opening hours

Keri Donnellan- 07900 987230, jazzercise1@hotmail.co.uk www.jazzercise.net/uk-aylesbury/

Wendover, John Colet School Gym Wednesday 7.30pm (starts 19 April) Weston Turville Combined School Tuesday 7.30pm Thursday Strength45 7.30pm Stoke Mandeville Combined School Saturday 9.30am The Grange School, Aylesbury Monday & Wednesday 7.30pm Bierton Jubilee Hall Sunday 10.00am

Easter: We will be closed on Good Friday 14 April, Saturday 15 April and Easter Monday 17 April. May Bank Holidays: We will be closed on Saturday 29 April and Monday 1

May, and on Saturday 27 and Monday 29 May. Any further changes will be notified via our website and notices in the surgery. When we are closed please call 111 for assistance if you have an urgent health problem.

On Tuesday 25 April and Tuesday 16 May we will be closed between 1.00pm and 6.30pm for staff training; our doors we then reopen until 8pm (but our telephone lines will be closed from 1pm). Between 1.00 and 6.30pm on this day only, please call 01296 850011 if you require urgent assistance.

Dispensary Hours

Our dispensary’s usual opening hours are from 8.30am to 6.30pm on weekdays (8pm on Tuesdays) and from 9-11am on Saturdays. We apologise for the error in the February issue which gave incorrect hours for Saturday opening. Due to staff training there may be times in April and early May where the dispensary is closed.

Travel Clinic

We offer a private travel health service for our patients, including travel clinic appointments with our specially trained nurses. Please return a completed travel form (available on our website) at least 10-12 weeks before your departure date, so that we can accommodate your needs. Most vaccines and malaria prevention tablets will incur a charge.

Sources of information on health

Due to low utilisation of the online consultation tool webGP we have decided to discontinue making it available to our patients via our website. We are currently exploring whether other web-based tools might offer a better service for patients requiring on-line help with assessing symptoms. Freely available, reliable sources of information about health matters are NHS Choices (www.nhs.uk) and Patient UK (patient.info). Answers to questions about such matters as exclusion from school after infectious disease, immunisations, and a wealth of information on a wide range of conditions, are available at these sites. Patient UK also includes a useful symptom checker. Our website is at www.westongrove.com.

Our Car Park

Our car park remains very busy and we know sometimes our patients struggle to find parking places. When we are open, only bona fide visitors to the health centre should use the car park. If you can park elsewhere or at home and walk to the Health Centre that would be tremendously helpful. This space paid for by Wendover Health Centre.


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Events sit and experience God’s healing presence in this sacred setting. The short, gentle service is enhanced by the beautiful but unobtrusive accompaniment of a live singing voice and piano. All welcome. You do not need to be a churchgoer to attend. See advert page 5.

Wheelchair & Steam Car

Quiz Night

some well-known local authors: crime author Peter Tickler, art historian and writer Susan Carr and Catherine Law, author of historical fiction. Advanced booking required. Tickets £5 each, including Wine, Soft Drinks & Nibbles. A fun & sociable evening with a chance to buy signed copies of the books. Please enquire in the branch or email lib-wen@buckscc.gov.uk.

Fri 28, 7.30pm, W Turville School Hall Weston Turville School PTA invites you to a Quiz Night to raise money for rebuilding the school playground. Tickets £10pp. Teams of 8 or join an existing team. Tickets from 07789 115427 or westonturvillepta@hotmail.com.

Que Sera Sera

Mon 24, from 11.45am, route pages 18-19 A very special wheelchair comes to visit. For Wendover Twinning Association more details, see pages 18-19. Thu 27, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room April’s meeting features the return of Games Wendover Youth Centre AGM Night. £3 members, £4 non-members. Mon 24, 7.30pm, Youth Centre Rescheduled from March, apologies for any Memory Pathways inconvenience. The Centre is now busier Fri 28, 11am-2pm, Lindengate Site than it has ever been and is a trusted hub Free service for those dealing with memory for Wendover’s young people. The Trustees loss, confusion or dementia and their carers. would like to thank you sincerely for your Call Lindengate on 01296 622443 for more support - without it, we could not have details and to register your interest to attend. weathered the storm.

Fri 28 & Sat 29, 7.30pm, Halton Village Hall Halton Singers’ Spring Concert. Tickets £6. Bar, raffle & nibbles. See advert page 5.

Weston Turville Historical Society

Fri 28, 8pm, W Turville Village Hall “Sulgrave, a Hidden Gem” with speaker Thea Young. April’s talk is an appetiser for the Spring outing on 26 May (contact Barbara Bittenbender on barb@blbhive.demon.co.uk).

St Mary’s Festival

Wendover Annual Parish Meeting

Sat 29 April-Mon 1 May, St Mary’s Church Fri 28, 7.30pm, Wendover Memorial Hall “Pictures, Flowers & Music - A Celebration Thu 27, 6.45pm, Wendover Library Room What has been achieved in the last year? See with John Hull” is the theme of this year’s A trio of literary presentations and talks by advert below. festival. See advert below.

World Book Night

Pictures, Flowers and Music! a Celebration with John Hull!

Annual Parish Meeting Friday 28 April at 7.30 pm

You are cordially invited to meet and consult with your Parish Council Team at Wendover Memorial Hall, Manor Road


Cameron Jackson Rowe and Owen Green Deputy Head Girl and Deputy Head Boy from John Colet School will be speaking on Engagement with younger people in the community


 April to Monday 1st May 2017!

at St Mary’s Church, Wendover !

Exhibition of paintings by local artist, John Hull! ! Displays of ßowers! ! Songs of Praise + Local schoolsÕ choirs! ! ChildrenÕs activities + Tombola + Rafße + Plant Sale! ! BBQ + Lunches + Teas & Cake! Full details available from:! !

Just, 11 High Street, Wendover, HP22 6DU! !


Learn what has been achieved for Wendover during the course of the last 12 months and hear about the new projects that are being undertaken


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Events Family Movie Night

Sat 29, 6.30 for 6.45pm, Wen Christian Ctre Wendover Free Church invites you to the April Family Movie Night when ‘The BFG’ will be shown. Free popcorn, ice cream and admission. All ages are welcome, but children should be accompanied throughout.

Coming Soon - Save the Date!

• 4 May - Jazz Upfront - Simon Spillett Quartet • 6 May - Lindengate Spring Fair, see advert front page • 7 May - Aston Clinton Village Market, raising funds for Aston Clinton School • 13 May - Mini Mozart, see advert below • 13 May - Chinnor Silver Band Charity Concert


Call JOHN WIGGINS Plastering Services 01296 489393 / 07905 833190 email: adam_wiggins@tiscali.co.uk www.johnwiggins.co.uk

• 14 May - Chilterns Dog Rescue Society Sponsored Walk • 14-20 May - Christian Aid Week • 18 May - Dementia Alliance Launch • 20 May - Christian Aid Salsa Evening • 20 May - Wendover Choral Concert, see advert below • 3 June - St Leonards Village Fete • 4 June - Wendover Arm Trust Restoration Open Day • 8 June - Lindengate Garden Party • 10 June - Wendover CE Junior School Fete • 10-25 June - Bucks Open Studios • 24 June - Weston Turville Village Fete • 9 July - Hospice of St Francis Bubble Rush Bucks

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Grass Cutting & Strimming Garden & leaf clearance Hedge trimming & Tree work Jet washing & Fencing repairs

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Spruce yourself up for Easter at

CROSSCUTS BARBERS Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.20pm Saturday 8.30am - 4.45pm

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Wendover Choral Society Concert Saturday 20 May 2017 at 7.30pm St Mary’s Church, Wendover

Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle also featuring works by Bach, Liszt and Bruckner Conductor: Peter Bassano Organ: Tim Byram-Wigfield Piano: Jérôme Sadler Tickets: Adult £15.00 Under 16s £5.00 available via Just, 11 High Street, Wendover. HP22 6DU Info@stmaryswendover.org.uk Tel 01296 623123 Also available from nettynicholson@me.com Wendover Music presents MINI MOZART! concerts for children 0-8 years old, and parents, featuring live musicians and loads of fun! based on Dukas Saturday 13 May 2017 St Mary’s Church, Church Lane, Wendover, HP22 6NL at 10.00-10.45 and at 11.00-11.45 There will be a Prize for the best dressed Witch or Wizard

Price: £6 per child (adults free!), £10 family ticket (2 children) To reserve a place please call 07812 984236, visit “Just” on the High Street or www.wendover-music.org www.wendovernews.co.uk

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Local News Good News for Wendover Swimming! Chiltern Society Craft Beer Award Wendover Swimming Pool was pleased to receive a grant of £19,999 toward refurbishment of the changing rooms and public areas at the pool from the London Marathon Charitable Trust in late February this year. The Trust supports organisations with a track record of getting people more active by providing funding towards capital projects which encourage and support people who are currently inactive to participate regularly in sport and physical activity.

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The Chiltern Society is excited to announce that this year its Food & Drink Awards will be turning the spotlight on craft beer. A craft brewery or microbrewery is a company producing beer on a smaller scale than typical corporate breweries. As artisan producers they can focus their efforts on brewing technique, quality and flavour.

You can nominate your favourite craft beer producer by emailing volunteer@ chilternsociety.org.uk. Please say what’s impressed you about this brewery and which of their beers you particularly appreciate. The deadline for nominations is 30 April The Chilterns is very much part of the 2017. The awards team are looking forward microbrewing success story. In addition to to hearing your craft beer stories! well-known local breweries which have been around for the last 20 or 30 years such as Chiltern, Tring, Rebellion and Chiltern Valley, Jazzercise is BACK! there are now several new kids on the block After a break of over a year, Jazzercise returns -notably, Haresfoot, Loddon, Lovibonds, to Wendover at the John Colet School Gym Malt The Brewery, Mad Squirrel, Paradigm, from Wednesday 19 April, 7.30pm. This is Ridgeway and Rockhopper. Of course readers great news for customers old and new and may know of other independent Chiltern I am very happy to have Wendover back on the schedule. Plus, there are plenty of breweries that they would like to mention. other classes around Wendover, in Weston This year the Craft Beer Award is being Turville, Stoke Mandeville, Wilstone, Tring coordinated with Visit The Chilterns’ Festival & Aylesbury - so you could find a class every of Food & Drink which aims to celebrate and day of the week.

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Local News Jazzercise combines aerobic and strength work to provide an all over workout. It’s all set to music and is run by fabulous instructors who have gone through intensive training with Jazzercise. Classes fuse cardio, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, kickboxing and, of course, the demanding forms of dance. The average person sticks with Jazzercise for 7 years. Why? Because it works. Come and see for yourself! See advert page 7. Keri Donnellan, Jazzercise Class Owner

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New Room to hire at Wendover Library

From April, Wendover Community Library will be able to offer an additional meeting room, accessed via stairs and during opening hours only. The room has WiFi, a central table for 6-8 and 4 fitted desks and can hold Care closer to Patients’ Homes A new service launched by Buckinghamshire a maximum of 8 people at any one time. Healthcare NHS Trust will help more people Hirers will have access to the kitchen and toilets, which are downstairs. Contact the get the care they need closer to home. Library on 0845 230 3232 or drop in during From April 2017, the trust will start to opening hours for more information. introduce new developments to the way care is delivered in the community and will Home Reared Meats be investing over £1m to expand community At Buckmoorend Farm Shop, we have just services. This will double the number of produced a new leaflet which emphasises outpatient appointments offered at some the journey our home reared meats take community hospitals, provide short term from our farm, to our shop and to you the support packages to bridge the gap between consumer. The animals raised by us here

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From the Canal & River Trust: In February, we were alerted that there was a dead swan on the Wendover Arm. When we went out to collect the carcass we couldn’t find anything.

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It’s almost that time again and the Wendover Celebrates Committee wants your opinion on the content of the day. Would you like: • the same as before • an “open mic” week to allow more involvement with local pubs • a standard daytime fete (no evening entertainment) Send your preference to editor@wendovernews.co.uk.

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HS2 All Going Ahead

As most Residents know, Royal Assent has been granted. HS2 Ltd are going ahead with investigation works and will shortly commence the Enabling Works Contract which includes taking possession of land required for the Railway and diversion of services. We are pressing them for a timetable and will make sure details are made available in Wendover News and on the Parish Council’s website www.wendoverpc.gov.uk as soon as they are available.

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HS2 have set up a hotline 020 7944 4908 and email enquiries@hs2.org.uk where you can register a complaint or just ask for advice on any matter relating to the scheme. All complaints will be passed to the relevant department for attention. Urgent matters will be passed to their area representative for immediate action. It is understood that Public Roadshow once on site the Contractor will have a HS2 Ltd are holding a Public Roadshow at the similar procedure, details of which will be Memorial Hall on Friday 31 March between publicised when available. 2pm and 8pm. We understand there will be displays of the scheme and representatives Comment from BBOWT will be available to answer any queries BBOWT has campaigned strenuously for the you may have. Everyone is encouraged to impacts of HS2 on wildlife to be reduced. The attend. The main point of this Roadshow HS2 railway line will still have considerable is to Publicise the HOUSEHOLDERS impact on two of our nature reserves: Calvert COMPENSATION SCHEME which is intended Jubilee and Finemere Wood. Learn more at to compensate owners close to the new www.bbowt.org.uk/what-we-do/campaigns-0.



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• building with STIXX (rods of rolled Sixty children from Longwick Church of newspaper used for construction) England Primary School took part recently in • aircraft engine technology and construction of model aluminium aero engines a Cool Aeronautics event at RAF Halton. • ‘flying’ a Chipmunk aircraft flight simulator Trenchard Museum at the base is working with and also a Link trainer simulator, made in the Royal Aeronautical Society to promote Aylesbury by Air Trainers Limited in the 1950s aerospace and aviation to a new generation under the Science, Technology, Engineering Organiser of Cool Aeronautics, Bill McGrath, and Mathematics (STEM) umbrella. Cool said: “Another very successful session and Aeronautics events are free to attend and offer the new Director of the RAF Charitable a fantastic opportunity for young people, the Trust also visited. Justine Morton, a retired new generation, to meet inspirational people Group Captain, took the opportunity to see from across the industry and to engage with the Chipmunk simulator in use which was aerospace themed activities relevant to the bought by a grant from the Charitable Trust current Key Skills 2 National Curriculum. together with Rolls Royce who provided The children were split into six groups and a grant of £15K for the purchase three took part in six different activities in the all- years ago. The Charitable Trust provided a day event at various locations on the Station: further grant to update the simulator and • a “principles of flight” briefing and glider also provided funds to RAF Cranwell’s Youth and Diversity team of £18,800 to purchase familiarisation • rocket performance and building and the STIXX equipment to help RAF STEM Ambassadors deliver core STEM outreach testing model rockets activities to children throughout the UK.” • aircraft model making

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Church Immaculate Heart of Mary in Great Missenden, 8pm, Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Good Friday in Wendover starts on the St Anne’s site at 10am with Interactive Stations of the Cross in St Anne’s Hall, suitable for children; Reflective Prayer Stations in St Anne’s Church; and children friendly Craft Activities with refreshments in Wendover Christian Centre. A silent Walk of Witness for those who wish to carry the Cross gathering in St Anne’s at 12:15pm to St Mary’s for an ecumenical service at 1pm. Roman Catholics gather at 3pm at IHM Great Missenden.

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On Wednesday evening St Mary’s offers Compline. Refreshments start at 7.15pm To mark the darkness between Jesus’ death and glorious resurrection, Wendover Free before the sung service at 8pm. Church is organising a time to Watch and On Maundy Thursday the three Churches Pray 12noon to 1pm on Holy Saturday in St Anne’s Church. The local Roman Catholic have different traditions: Wendover Free Church Agape Supper, Easter Vigil will start at 8pm outside IHM, 7.30pm, Wendover Christian Centre, contact Great Missenden. minister@wendoverfreechurch.org.uk Easter Sunday services are shown in the St Mary’s, Choral Eucharist, 8pm St Anne’s Roman Catholics meet at the sister advert on page 4.

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When I sold my business and stopped working, I had time to reflect on what to do next. I did not want to re-join the rat race, but I did not want to give up completely and do nothing. I have always enjoyed gardening and took on an allotment, which I found hugely rewarding, particularly when Moira, my wife, and I ate the home grown produce which the caterpillars or slugs had failed to find. I took up physical activities: walking, cycling and swimming, which I had always enjoyed. Even so, I still was not getting to do anything really challenging or rewarding. A chance discussion with a friend, Elaine Gibson, on a U3A walk, introduced Rotary to me. I knew very little about Rotary and was not even sure whether it was linked to the Masons. I had worked out that I was looking for some way that I could put something back into society, after what had been a fairly successful career for me. I also wanted to do something which brought me in contact with different people and provided opportunities for finding new friends as most of my friends

were either work colleagues who were still working or my wife had introduced me! I had a few more discussions about Rotary with Elaine and was persuaded to go along to a couple of the meetings. To be honest at that time I still did not know what to expect from Rotary and did not know what they did. I was duly introduced and attended a number of meetings to see if I was suited to Rotary. I was unsure about my suitability until a particular discussion occurred at one of the meetings. Wendover and District Rotary put on a number of successful events in a year and one of them is Let the Chilterns Sing in November. The organiser who had arranged the last 5 concerts was looking for someone else to champion and organise the concert, with her help. I like music and singing and had organised conferences at work, (with help), so I volunteered to take on this role and I agreed to join up as a Rotarian. When I went home and said to my wife I had volunteered to organise Let the Chilterns Sing, she was aghast, and reminded me that

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a personal perspective my organisation skills were minimal and I was only really good at delegation.

I found in Rotary what I had been looking for. I didn’t really know when I joined what Rotary was about Whilst she was right to say my and I am still learning. organisation skills really only The opportunity to put on amount to delegating, with this event gave me great the help of the co-organiser satisfaction and at that and a small group of Rotarian Let the Chilterns Sing 2016 same time raised money helpers we managed to and entertained the audience, a win-win successfully showcase Let the Chilterns situation all round. I would therefore like Sing – Voices through the Generations on to take the opportunity to explain more Saturday 19 November 2016 at St Mary's. about Rotary in general and what Rotary in We spent about 6 months planning and Wendover has done and is planning to do. there were a number of stressful moments during that time, but on the day everything went smoothly. Even though my organisation skills are minimal, with the support of a very good, well organised team, we put on a very successful event. I had lots of positive feedback from the audience and choristers, which made me feel really good and satisfied that we had delivered a well worthwhile event. And in the process we raised about £2500 for Save the Children.

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A Wheelchair on Save the date: Monday 24 April

This murderball wheelchair, see top left, is travelling by whatever eccentric means of transport the local Rotary Clubs can devise, visiting all the Spinal Units in the UK and Ireland. It leaves Manchester on Sunday 9 April and will be delivered by Steam Car from RAF Halton Airfield (it will arrive by glider) to the Spinal Unit within Stoke Mandeville Hospital on Monday 24 April. It will pass as many as possible of the local Schools and Pre-schools, as well as several hostelries, as shown on the route map below and the table at the bottom of page 19. Members of the public are very welcome A sports wheelchair, in this case for murderball, to line the route and enjoy the spectacle of wheelchair rugby, will be taken around Spinal a convoy of 5 vintage vehicles carrying this Units in Ireland and the UK from Sunday 9 April wheelchair (illustrated) to the Spinal Unit at including: Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Sheffield, Stoke Mandeville Hospital on the day that Wakefield, Middlesborough, Southport, Oswestry, the Inter Spinal Unit Games begin. Cardiff, Salisbury, Stanmore.

The murderball wheelchair will be transported to RAF Halton Airfield in a glider owned by London Gliding Club, see top right. It is a glass reinforced plastic (GRP) two seater glider, used by the London Gliding Club and many others for instruction, but also suitable for cross country and aerobatic instruction. It has been in production since 1979, and has a top speed in excess of 150 mph, but in normal use would cruise at around 50 mph.

• Lead Car: Vauxhall, see bottom right, owned by Ian Cheese, restored, in the late 1980s by the late Mike Quartermaine of Frithsden, Berkhamsted. • Wheelchair carrier: Steam Car, see middle right, owned by Jim Gregory and David Furnell. It is 6.25hp, twin cylinder, tiller steering, single chain drive between the engine and the live rear axle, mechanical differential brake with transverse semi elliptical front springs and full elliptical rear springs. Boiler fuel is petrol with a water capacity of seven gallons. The large water tank is over 25 gallons. The steam running pressure is 200psi and it has a range of 35 miles. Its top speed is over 40mph. • Convoy car: 1904 Ford, see middle left, The Model A was the first car built by the Ford Motor Company, which produced approximately 1750 Model A’s between July 1903 and December 1904. This car was available in both 2 seat and 4 seat versions. The detachable rear tonneau with its 2 seats was a $100 option. This car came to England in mid 1980s and has been in the present ownership since 1996. • Convoy car: 1934 Wolseley, see bottom left. They were produced as rolling chassis' by Wolseley Motors and you could have a variety of bodies fitted by any number of coachbuilders of the time. If any of these vehicles becomes unavailable, it will be substituted by a car of similar vintage.

Convoy car: 1904 Ford Model A, 2 cylinder 10hp Bore 4.1/4” Stroke 4”. The first car produced by the Ford Motor Company.

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a Steam Car? The convoy will pass by as many schools and pre-schools as possible en route so that infants and young children have the chance to see it. It will also pass by five hostelries and the customers will probably want to come out to cheer it on its way. Sunday 9 April was chosen as the start of the wheelchair relay, because it is the end of the Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland Conference in Manchester. The wheelchair was provided by Wheelpower, a charity which encourages wheelchair sport, based at the Guttmann Centre in Stoke Mandeville, birthplace of the Paralympic Games. Wheelpower is a Rotary supported charity. Details about Wheelpower can be found at www.wheelpower.org.uk/WPower.

Wheelpower has a Spinal Unit Project this year to provide an appropriate Sports Bag of equipment for each Spinal Unit in the project. The Rotary Club of Wendover & District organised a fund raising dinner at The Raj Restaurant, hosted by owner Rotarian Ricky Ahmed to raise money towards a Sports Bag of equipment. This dinner took place on Monday 27 March, Glider, carrier of the wheelchair: ASK 21, made by after this edition of Wendover News went German glider manufacturer Alexander Schleicher, to press, so more news next month. the oldest glider manufacturer in the world. If you are interested in contacting your local Rotary Club, look at www.wendoverrotary. org.uk, make contact with us through the editor or come along to one of our meetings at the Holiday Inn 7.30 on a Monday night. See also article starting on page 16.





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Following the successful launch events for the Wendover Neighbourhood Plan, the responses have now been analysed in some detail. 811 individual comments were received by members of the public on post it notes on the topic boards displayed.


186 Transport (including Highways issues and parking)

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154 Housing 148 Green Spaces 98 Shopping & Business 39 Heritage 25 General Observations (Your Parish)

the community faces, and with suggested • RAF Halton was again put forward as solutions. Subject to consent of the writers, a means to meet the needs for new these emails will appear on the website. infrastructure Transport • Existing road networks were considered to be very stretched and parking facilities in need of improvement • Criticism was made of the lack of capacity of the rail services and there was a need to extend bus services • Cycling and walking were important for residents and visitors • There were a number of suggestions to improve and expand the highways network and its safety

Housing • Any new housing should be affordable and aim to meet local need, and some anxiety was expressed about the difficulties of younger people finding a long term and secure place to live locally • Considerable concern over coalescence with other Parishes • Potential development at RAF Halton could be a real opportunity to enable Wendover to be appropriately protected as well as meeting housing, employment, and infrastructure needs

• Public feedback on the potential closure of RAF Halton was not taken as a separate topic, but was a very important issue for people with suggestions for its future use cutting across the all the subject areas. • In splitting the comments, all those on infrastructure were included under Community facilities and Leisure and all those on the green environment (even Community facilities and infrastructure relating to the needs of new housing) • Existing infrastructure – educational Green spaces provision, health services, and leisure • There was strong support to maintain the under Green Spaces. facilities were all felt to be under too great existing Green Belt including the green In addition the Steering Group received a pressure, and fears were expressed that field sites around the Town, the Canal, and between 10 and 20 emails with detailed if any new housing were permitted there other local reserves, not just for residents but also for the visitors and tourists comments, both on the present problems must be infrastructure to match this

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www.wendoverneighbourhoodplan.co.uk • Most comments on potential sites for other start up facilities were included in development referred to the need to any Plan preserve the Green Belt, not to damage • RAF Halton’s development was again seen biodiversity, and the problems any as a potential opportunity to include local development would cause without business provision, greatly enhanced infrastructure and jobs creation as a key part of the mix Business and employment • Responders focused on the need Other for a varied and appropriate range • Wendover’s built of shopping provision for the Town and green heritage Centre and for steps to be taken to People at the Junior School was seen as a key encourage this – some concern was asset for the business Launch Event expressed about the present mix of community, as well outlets (shops and services) in the Centre as residents, with a number of comments • Residents put forward a number of helpful about the need to preserve the older ideas to try and encourage businesses of parts of the built environment and provide all kinds – such as a business hub, with information and understanding about the facilities for start-up businesses, advertising beautiful countryside around us. the strengths of the community’s • Many comments were also made about the businesses and shops, the desirability of intangibles – a valued community spirit, a rates and rent regime to help new local and the people, organisations and events entrepreneurs, promoting green tech such as Wendover Celebrates, all of which businesses, and ensuring suitable units or make the place a special one to live in.

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RAF Halton Closure Comment from Halton Parish Council addresses the heritage assets we have. The recent announcement of the closure of RAF Halton came as a surprise to us even though the threat of closure has been around for over 30 years. But rather than waiting around for someone else to decide what they are going to do with the RAF site, Halton Parish Council (HPC) has been working to influence what actually happens.

There has been some initial interest shown in the airfield and hangars from theatres and the film industry.

We have shared our ideas with local interested parties and with AVDC and • cupboards the MOD/DIO. Steve Bowles, our District Councillor, has taken our plan to AVDC and • shelving they are seriously considering buying the • furniture There are two key organisations involved: whole site. the Defence Infrastructure Organisation Modern or traditional (DIO), who have responsibility for selling By working with David Lidington and his Norbert Levingston the land for as much money as possible, and office we have had a meeting with the Mark Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC), the Lancaster - Minister for Defence Veterans, 01296 613137 planning authority. Between them they are Reserves and Personnel. Our meeting went very well and he understood that Halton going to be developing a master plan. Parish was the place where the 743 acres Looking at the various plots of land available, are to be disposed of and that we are a key and what constraints there are on developing stakeholder. those plots of land, and what the community would find acceptable, we have drawn up an We will be a keen participant in the discussions and developments for the RAF overall plan based on land usage. site as it evolves. The bottom line is that we We’ll give you a lawn Some key background information is are in for a period of change. to be proud of Brian Thompson important: Chairman, Halton Parish Council Firstly, except for the airfield, all land Call now for a being disposed of is in the green belt FREE LAWN ANALYSIS (at the moment) – therefore unless the Comment from AVDC Planning Call Nigel on 01296 821861 government are going to renege on their The only fixed things are that the airfield will n.gamble@lawnkeeper.co.uk last manifesto commitment to protect the go in 2020 and the camp will close entirely by www.lawnkeeper.co.uk green belt it should serve to stop some of 2022. We consider that it has some potential the unacceptable high density housing we to deliver housing and some other uses, have seen elsewhere. To be specific, the however, this development potential may be FRANK FENNELL constraint is that the amount of building constrained by, for instance, the listed status PLUMBING & HEATING Bathrooms, Ensuites, Cloakrooms, Showers, would be limited to the same footprint and of a number of buildings within the camp. Water Softeners, C/Heating, Power Flushing height of existing buildings. small maintenance jobs undertaken Secondly, as a grade 1 listed building Halton VALP will have to address the potential 07967 638527 01296 620629 House and estate is protected by Historic development of the site, but work in relation francoffennell@gmail.com England – which means someone needs to to its development potential by external www.frankfennellplumbingservices.co.uk preserve it. consultants is only at very early stages and Thirdly, the eight old barrack buildings on no decisions relating to future development the main site are listed and thus will be have been made yet. The method by which protected. that development could be delivered has also not been determined. Clearly there will be new building, but this should be limited in size and scope to the Community involvement will be central existing footprint. It does not mean that to the development of proposals and the there will be no new houses, but it does mean communities in the area will be consulted there should not be such a glut of housing. during the development of proposals. As the camp is not due to close for another five The overall plan we have developed seeks years, decisions about future development to protect the open vistas we see today, do not need to be taken in the immediate maintain the rural nature of the Parish and future. We understand that Wendover provide a mix of residential and commercial residents would like to know more but there uses. We have proposed that some land is nothing more we can say at this moment. goes towards helping the community and Neighbourhood Planning, AVDC 24

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on famous paintings; Year 4 are working Year 7 and 8 John Colet girls took part in the on the Vikings and Lindisfarne; Year 5 are designing iconic buildings Buckinghamshire Lady and presenting these to ‘the Taverners and Southern Dragons’ to seek investment; Vipers Indoor County Year 6 have just begun cricket finals at Dr their local study about Challoner’s High School Buckinghamshire and WW1. in March, finishing Outside the classroom, third overall. The team students are representing of 10 girls secured the school in cross-country, their place in the final, football, netball, tennis, having beaten tough swimming, multi-skills and competition from Year 7 & 8 Cricketers dance. There is also a new schools including Pipers Corner and Wycombe during their earlier activity this year which benefits the school – Gardening Club. Thank you to all the staff matches. and parents who have made this possible.

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Congratulations to Year 8 John Colet School Our community work continues with the boys football team who were crowned school council organising a fundraising event for Macmillan Cancer Support. Additionally, County Champions in March! Well done! we are forging links with the Pace Centre in Aylesbury and Lindengate in Wendover. Enterprising Students Year 9 Business Studies students took part in The National Enterprise Challenge in March. Our focus value this month is Respect. We have The special day challenged students to work been thinking about why we respect people in teams to design and market an innovative and how we can show respect for each other. We encourage everyone in school to only say mobile app for Ryman the Stationers. positive, supportive things to each other. The students were taught about the importance of branding, came up with their If you would like to help in school, even target customer and began generating ideas. for just a short time, please call or email Each team worked on its idea and developed the school office for further details: 01296 a pitch to deliver to the five judges in the 696822, admin@wendoverjunior.co.uk. afternoon. The pitches were very impressive and the ideas were incredibly innovative, Little Acorns Kindergarten making it difficult to choose the winning team. Little Acorns Kindergarten in Wendover is After much deliberation, ‘Stationery Strike’ bidding to bag a massive cash boost from was victorious due to its confident pitch, the Tesco Bags of Help initiative to improve creative marketing and overall excellent idea. its outdoor play area. Each time you buy a ‘Stationery Strike’ will now go to the National plastic bag in March or April you are given a Final in Telford on 4th July to pitch its ideas to blue token to vote in store for the bid. Stores former Dragon’s Den star Theo Paphitis in a include; Wendover Express, both Aylesbury stores, Tring, Berkhamsted and Hemel bid to turn its pitch into reality. Hempstead. Thank you for your support!

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John Colet students were delighted to once again hold their annual art exhibition at Queens Park Centre in Aylesbury. The exhibition in February featured a mix of Year 12 and 13 work from students studying for A As always, our children are hard at work. Level and BTEC Art and Design and showed a Our focus this year is writing and it has been diverse selection of independent work. really encouraging to see just how much they have improved this year so far. There Gill White, Subject Team Leader for Art and has been a good deal of fine work produced Design Technology said: “The students have in other areas of the curriculum too: Year worked incredibly hard for this exhibition 3 have been completing artwork based and their efforts have definitely paid off.” www.wendovernews.co.uk

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tend graves on a regular basis. Using mobility scooters as we do, shifts in camber or potholes can create a health and safety risk as it is possible for said scooters to tip over or to result in punctures, making it impossible to proceed. BCC please help in our calamity! Name & address supplied

Editor’s note: to check commercial waste costs, go to www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/ waste-and-recycling/commercial-waste/ trade-waste-charges/. This reveals the cost of up to 250Kg of Green Waste as £35.64 including VAT. Bucks County Council recommends composting garden waste www.buckinghamshirepartnership.co.uk/ re c yc l e -fo r- b u c k i n g h a m s h i re / h o m e composting/. In addition, Aylesbury Vale District Council has a Brown Bin scheme for collecting Garden Waste costing £40 per annum, details at www.aylesburyvaledc.gov. uk/garden-waste-service.

The broken surface of Heron Path near where the ash tree fell.

My trusty gardener seems to have disappeared without trace so I enlisted the services of a firm whose advertising leaflet came through the letterbox a few weeks ago. The young man who came did a very good job (he was prompt and worked hard for an hour) but I was staggered when he charged me £180. He said it costs over £80 for a load of commercial waste, so assuming he was taking my small amount as a single trip, he was charging me £100 per hour. It was foolish of me not to have asked the price beforehand and I was too nervous to argue with him. I would urge anyone else considering using an unknown firm to ask for the price beforehand. If he charges 3 or 4 people a day £80 each for supposed trips to the tip he must be doing very nicely. Name & address supplied



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I wonder if your readers are aware that Bucks County Council are pressing on with their expansion plans for John Hampden School and the Wendover CofE Junior School?

The BCC planning application has been advertised (with just one piece of paper posted outside the Memorial Hall) and the deadline for comments was 2 March. The reference is CC/08/17, full details are on the BCC website. This plan is going ahead Thank You regardless of the eventual use of the RAF I walk every Tuesday morning with the Simply Halton site. Walk group. I left my walking stick at the clock tower. Two weeks later it was returned Briefly, the intention is to build new facilities to me by a member of the Wendover Parish in both schools to accommodate an extra Council maintenance team. I want to thank class starting in John Hampden in September the person who found my stick and kept it 2017. Thus both schools will eventually be safe until he caught up with the walkers in bigger by one class permanently, they now Hale Lane on Tuesday 21 February. have a combined total of approx. 630 pupils Mary Peeler which will rise to 840. This is not about the

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“Oh dear what can the matter be, Heron Path has become a tragedy Broken and split from fallen ash tree, we cannot safely traverse. Contact was made to Highways at BCC told ‘repair not needed as necessity’ How will we now get to churchyard in safety Makes us so sad you’ll agree.” The above paints a picture of our need to

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Ultimately many of the pupils in the extra class will move on to John Colet. The safety and congestion issues will only be magnified. When BCC and the schools first held consultations about the plans in 2015 and 2016 there was much discussion and worry, not about the expansion per se but parents

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expressed their concern about safety, local Editor’s note: Wendover News has been residents about safety and parking in the area. informed by a local resident that on an average school day between 8 and 8.50am, BCC have now tweaked the plan by allocating approximately 160 vehicles travel between new parking for cars and waiting coaches on the schools campus and Tring Road along the schools site in front of John Colet, also Manor Road. by putting in parking for 42 cars on the John Colet site beside Manor Crescent, with two Hazel Poles access points on Manor Crescent (already a I have grown more than I need – they are a narrow, congested residential street). good substitute for bamboo. If anyone would like some free poles, please give me a ring. A solution which has been proposed, though Chris Peeler, 01296 624089 not by Bucks County Council, and which would at least relieve congestion, is to create £1,000 fine! a new entrance driveway in to the whole site If you are a dog owner you need to be aware from the Tring Road across the field which is that AVDC can impose a fine of £1,000 if your proposed for residential development. dog fouls and you don’t pick it up. Putting If HS2 results in the cricket field having to be relocated into this field then a co-location of cricket and football facilities, with access from this new driveway, can only be good for Wendover. Martin Thomas

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Mini Red Camps for children aged 4-7 years – 9am-12 noon (including lunch) – Fun mini CribFest 2017 tennis activities geared towards developing a After the huge success of CribFest 2016 at young player’s agility, balance, co-ordination the Wendover Christian Centre and St Anne’s and of course racket skills and technique church, Wendover Free Church are delighted to announce that CribFest 2017 is in the making. Junior Tennis Camp for children aged 7-17 The event will be held Friday 1 December to years – 9am-3pm (including lunch) – Fun Sunday 3 December. If you are interested drills, competitions and games inn an in taking part, either as a community group inspirational learning environment. All or individual, please let us know so we can players are welcome regardless of experience reserve you a space and start planning and

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Club Corner making your Nativity Scene. Our contact Aston Clinton. Your first session is FREE! details are: minister@wendoverfreechurch. org.uk and 01296 622354. Aylesbury Cyclist Touring Club Interested in Cycling? Ever thought about Wendover Sparrowhawks riding with an organised group? Why not The Wendover Sparrhawks Junior Team is now join us on a Newcomer’s ride? We are the officially up and running! Firstly, we need to say Aylesbury branch of South Bucks CTC, affiliated a huge thank-you to Ellie, Rebecca and Claire to Cycling UK, the national cycling charity. for putting so much effort into welcoming and encouraging our junior members and Just turn up a few minutes before the start for giving up their Saturday mornings for The time and join us - we are a very friendly Club. It is greatly appreciated and all your hard bunch! Any kind of bike is suitable, as long as work really shows! Thank you again! it is roadworthy. Don’t worry too much about punctures or breakdowns as there is always The Juniors training session takes place on someone available who can help out. Saturday 10-11am at the John Colet tennis courts (next to the sports hall). Any young Wear what you find comfortable, carry a netballers aged 14-16 are very welcome and waterproof in your bag if it looks like rain, and we hope to see you soon! something to drink. We always stop at a cafe or coffee house en route, and aim to be back Meanwhile, the Wendover Sparrowhawks at the start point around 12.30-1pm. Details of Senior Team continues their league campaign April’s easy paced rides on page 2. Newcomers and rigorous training. Sessions are held on rides are Sundays 21 May, 4 June, 9 July, see Thursdays 6.30-7.45pm at Café in the Park in www.southbuckscycling.org.uk for more.

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Renato Passaro. He is our current longest serving player (however much his brother disputes this fact!) and also the Club Vice Chairman, and will also be stepping into the very big shoes of Club Secretary at the end of the season. With more injury comebacks than Ledley, King Ren’s long awaited testimonial is again on hold as he is still the 2nd name on the team sheet next to everyone’s 1st choice, Scott Thomson. He puts his all into every game and with numerous end of season awards already on the mantelpiece from previous seasons, he is already the bookies’ front runner for more accolades this summer with superb defensive displays again this season.

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April 1917

of the county to use his great influence by recommending to be placed upon the Commission of the Peace the name of Frederick William Blake as a reward for the untiring zeal and energy he has displayed in respect to the various interests of this parish during the past 25 years”.

April 1917 was a critical month in the War. President Woodrow Wilson of America addressed both the Senate and the House of Representatives proposing that America should declare war on Germany. His arguments were based on the damaging U-Boat activity, the conspiracy between Germany and Mexico to attack America and the need to help Britain. His rallying cry was: “The world must be made safe for democracy”. Both houses passed Wilson’s resolution and war was declared on Germany on 6 April. In France the Arras offensive began and Vimy Ridge was taken by the Canadians. Fighting in the air was ferocious and in April Britain lost 150 aircraft. At sea German submarines sank more Allied shipping than in any other month of the war. Among the casualties at sea was Private Thomas Carter of Wendover. Thomas was aged 23 and was the eldest son of the village blacksmith Thomas Carter and his wife Elizabeth. Private Carter served with the Army Service Corps and drowned in the Aegean Sea when the troopship Arcadian was torpedoed on its way to Salonika. Family records say that Tommy was unable to swim. He loved to play the piano and was an enthusiastic pigeon fancier. It was ironic that Tommy’s cousin on a nearby ship, who was not aware that Tommy was on board the Arcadian, witnessed and photographed the

During April there were 47 patients in the Royal Bucks Hospital in Aylesbury – 30 men and 17 women. During the week ending 9 April, 13 in-patients and 10 out-patients were admitted mainly for serious cuts and abrasions. There were two dental cases and seven X-rays.

sinking. Tommy’s body was recovered and buried on the island of Antiparos. Before the year was over Thomas and Elizabeth Carter lost a second son. The Bucks Herald of 14 April noted the extremely poor weather. There were large falls of snow over the Easter period and conditions were so bad that the hills around Wendover were deserted. The Parish Council applied to the Lord Lieutenant for a second magistrate in the town: “We beg most respectfully to request the Lord Lieutenant Making learning enjoyable

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Tribute: Eileen Staple Eileen Staple first came to Wendover in 1972 along with her husband, Alan, who had been appointed as the new minister at Wendover Baptist Church which was located in South Street. They settled in a cottage in the Ellesborough Road which was then The Manse, the home of the church’s incumbent. In four previous churches, Eileen supported Alan in his ministry and she continued to do so in Wendover, quickly becoming a muchloved member of the Baptist Church. Despite her own feelings of inadequacy, she took on the leadership of Women’s Own and several other roles in the church, while continuing her training as State Enrolled Nurse at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. Life was full and, to add to the busyness, her three daughters all married within a few years of each other during the 1970’s. Eileen and Alan’s home was open to many friends and acquaintances, particularly at times of need or crisis. With Alan’s wise counselling and Eileen’s warm hospitality

and kindness, their home had a healing atmosphere. This led to the vision of having a larger home which could accommodate people in need on a regular basis. With the backing of the Baptist church members and other supporters, a house in Hale Road was purchased, refurbished, renamed ‘Dayspring’ (a name taken from older versions of Luke’s gospel, referring to the coming of Jesus to earth).

Reformed Church to become Wendover Free Church.

Essentially a quiet and private person, Eileen worked hard to adapt to this new way of life. Those who visited Dayspring were often strangers (and some very strange!). With the help of friends, she continued to welcome visitors, put them at their ease and provide for them. At the same time, she continued to work part-time as a nurse and care for her frail and elderly mother. There were often times of stress, but Eileen’s quiet Christian faith sustained her. During Alan’s ministry in Wendover, the Baptist Church united with the United

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After 13 years, Alan and Eileen left Wendover for semiretirement in Cambridgeshire, then full retirement in Littlehampton and Chesham. Alan died in 1998 and Eileen returned to Wendover to live near her daughter, Christine. She was welcomed back into Wendover Free Church and was asked to take up her former role as leader of Women’s Own which she did for several years. Due to increasing frailty, Eileen eventually moved to Bankside and initiated the monthly services of worship led by members of Wendover Free Church. As always, her home was a place of welcome and hospitality for those who visited her. She celebrated her 90th birthday with friends and family in April 2016, but soon felt she needed 24-hour care and moved to Chiltern Court Care Home in Aylesbury Road where she was well looked after for the final months of her life. She will be missed by many in Wendover, even though her life was limited in the last years and she leaves a thriving family network of which she was was the centre. Eileen Staple 1926 – 2017

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Local Face: Douglas Joss MBE Douglas Joss has lived in Wendover for over 40 years and has contributed a great deal to his community as well as having a distinguished service career during the Second World War. He very kindly let me have his scrap books to look through and his book, “Peace and War of an Air Gunner” which I enjoyed immensely and thoroughly recommend. He was born in Aberdeen and moved to Coventry where he went to school. He joined the RAF in 1938 when he was 17 and was trained as an aircraft rigger. After training at various places including the Central Flying School at Upavon where he flew with Douglas Bader, he was sent to the Gold Coast to assemble aircraft for use in the Middle East then to Nigeria to service aircraft. He was seconded to the French Foreign Legion in French Equatorial Africa (he was awarded La Croix du Combattant de l’Europe in 1981 and made a Chevalier in the Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur) and then Nigeria. He contracted malaria and was sent back to Halton Hospital which had a Tropical Disease facility. After recovering, he was trained as a rear air gunner, got together a crew and flew 32 missions with 626 Squadron throughout 1944 in Lancaster bombers. His description of their flights and the living conditions they had to endure makes you feel that you are there with him.

During his tour of duty, in November 1944 he was commissioned as a Pilot Officer. At the end of his flying duty, he travelled to Malaya and Singapore to help people who had been interned by the Japanese. Still in the RAF after the war he served in the UK and then in Germany during the Berlin Air Lift. He became ill again Douglas Joss·Al Deere·Douglas Bader and in the RAF Hospital he met his future wife, Sister Lois Monks of the Princess Mary’s RAF Nursing Service. He was posted to Huntington where he was offered a permanent commission with the RAF. He married Lois in August 1950 and in 1953 was promoted to Squadron Leader at RAF Upavon and their sons Michael and then Andrew were born. In 1956 Douglas was awarded an MBE. There followed many postings abroad and then the family ended up in Halton where Douglas was OC No. 3 Wing in the RAF Apprentice School in 1966. The family decided they did not want another move (which would have made 22) and moved into a new house on Lionel Avenue in 1968. After 32 years in the RAF Douglas retired in 1969 and had

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Douglas was a marriage guidance counsellor for 3 years and Governor of three schools. For his long contribution to the Scout movement, he was awarded the Scout Medal of Merit for 50 years service. A founder member of Wendover Health Centre’s Patient Fund, he remained its secretary for 13 years. He was Public Relations Officer for Mencap for 5 years, and a case worker for SSAFA for 26 years, for which he was awarded their Star Badge and Certificate. In 1975 he became a magistrate and served for 16 years on the Aylesbury bench and was ViceChairman for the last 4 years, during which he represented Aylesbury on the Thames Valley Police Authority for 8 years, ultimately retired compulsorily at the age of 70.

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View from the Chair

Spring is in the air and at Wendover Parish Council thoughts turn to grass cutting. Many of you may be aware that the cutting of roadside verges, edging footpaths and other work formerly carried out by Transport for Bucks/ BCC, are now tasked to us. We stepped in to take on these important jobs when it became clear that the authorities would no longer be in a position to carry on the service. We have employed an experienced contractor who will start work in April. It might take a short while for the new arrangement to bed in so, if your verge remains uncut by the end of April please report it to the Clock Tower. Should you find any lost looking mower operatives please help them find their way. Tom Walsh, Chairman.

Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 4 April, 7.30pm Chilterns MS Centre

HS2 Ltd Roadshow

It’s not all over. Activities are still going on to help mitigate the impacts caused by the building of HS2. If you have any concerns about compensation or the work being undertaken locally come along to HS2’s Roadshow at Wendover Memorial Hall on Friday 31 March 1.30 – 8.00pm

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Friday 28 April, 7.30pm, W Memorial Hall At this unique Meeting, mandated by law, the Council listens to Parishioners and explains its approach to current matters. Our focus this year is Engagement with younger people in the Community and we will be addressed by leading students from John Colet School.

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Freedom Parade

Fishing Permits

The Council maintains the Hampden Pond, in Church Lane, for the Community and has worked hard to bring it up to its present standard. Currently there is some concern about the water level which will, hopefully, not take too long to return to its proper capacity. Following the extensive renovation of the fishing swims, by a specialist contractor last year, the Pond is just waiting Archive photo from the last time RAF Halton had for fishermen. We are just waiting for the a Freedom Parade in Wendover - 22 March 2013 water level to improve! There is a warm, historic link between Wendover and RAF Halton. This is symbolised As part of the improvement works hawthorn by the freedom that the unit enjoys to was planted at the top end of the pond which march through our streets. This year’s has been left as a natural area to encourage Freedom Parade takes place on 14 May wildlife. Unfortunately this has been pulled and is all the more important following the up and the work undone. Please let us know announcement that the Station is to close if you find anyone damaging the pond area by 2022. The event gives our Community in any way. the opportunity to be neighbourly and show how much we value the contribution of RAF The fishing season runs from 1 May – 31 Halton as it trains the exceptional young March and does not allow night fishing. servicemen and women who are prepared Permits are available from the Clock Tower. to go into harm’s way for us. Wendover Parish Council, The Clock Tower, High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU



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