May 2017 Wendover News

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May 2017


4 May

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Bank Holidays

Dementia Awareness Week 14 - 20 May

Busy May

Details supplied by candidates to Wendover Have a good rest during the May Bank News are on pages 16-17. Holidays as Wendover will be busy: Sunday 14 May, 10.45am, Freedom Parade RAF Halton has the Freedom to Parade Purssell Path through the streets of Wendover with fixed The Wendover bayonets. This last happened on 22 March Society has 2013. As RAF Halton is scheduled to close in been doing 2022, this might be the last Freedom Parade major work on we see in Wendover. See advert on page 5. the Purssell Path between Ashbrook Playing Field and the Wendover Arm Canal. For more details Sunday 4 June, Hampden Fields Hampden Fields Action Group continue their see article on page 29. innovative fundraising efforts with ‘The 100 Walk’ on 4 June. They aim to get 100 local Wendover Celebrates The Wendover Celebrates Committee invites people each to attract £100 for a sponsored walk across the threatened site. Chris Webbley your comments on what we should do eg on or 01296 • same as before • “open mic” week with local pub involvement 613710 has details and sponsorship forms. • standard day event (no evening entertainment) Monday 2 October, Lloyds Bank closes Email We have been warned that Lloyds Bank will close its Wendover branch on Monday Thursday 4 May, Local Elections As well as the regular election for our County 2 October. This is very disappointing after Councillor, Wendover has a by-election for reassurances made in June 2015. More one District Councillor due to a resignation. details as we learn them.

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Open on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays until 24 September from 2 pm to 5 pm. Admission: £2.50 per adult and £1 per child (aged 5-15). Free for Chiltern Society members 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.

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Simply Walk meets each Tuesday at 10.00 at Wendover Clock Tower and the first Thursday at 11.00 near Cafe in the Woods. The Ramblers have a programme of organised walks of varying length and difficulty locally, including Thursday 18 & 25 at 10.00. Have a look at the listings on pages 30 & 31 for details. 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: 7 - Stoke Mandeville Combined School, 14 & 21 -

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We can not only sow seeds and take cuttings, we can also do all the other May jobs like feeding and weeding lawns, trimming formal hedging, pruning early flowering shrubs, cutting back and dividing spring perennials. Tying in climbers and staking perennials, clearing out containers ready for summer planting.

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 20.

Regular Events at Wendover Library

Learn My Way computer training first Tuesday of each month, please book. International Conversation - Fri 12, please book. Knit & Natter, Tue 16, 1.30-3.30pm. Children’s Book Club, third Saturday every month, 2.30pm - details from the Library. Look for details in the Library for a Scrabble Club and Family Bingo Evening.

Cake & Biscuit Decorating

Cornelli Sugarcraft (see ad page 27) runs courses each term. See events pages 30 & 31.

Bucks County Museum

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Events Children’s Gallery, café, shop and garden. Until 13 May “Spirit of Legends” Photographic exhibition about Paralympians. See www. for all opening times, exhibitions and events.

Beer & Music Festival

Sat 29-Sun 30 April, King & Queen, 17 South Street Guest ales & ciders, BBQ, music in the garden. See advert page 4.

St Mary’s Festival

Sat 29 April-Mon 1 May, St Mary’s Church “Pictures, Flowers & Music - A Celebration with John Hull” is the theme of this year’s festival.

Cream Teas

Mon 1, Sun 28 & Mon 29, 3-5pm, St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville Help support this local church and get a cream tea in the bargain!

Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society

Tue 2, 8pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN Rob Jacobs discusses the history and development of Waterperry Gardens, including its renowned borders.

Tring Job Show 2017

Sat 6, 10am-3pm, Victoria Hall HP23 6AA The best employment opportunities, advice, and information from a range of local companies.

Lindengate Spring Fair

Sat 6, 12-4.30pm, Lindengate Site HP22 6BD Activities for all! BBQ, cream teas and cakes, conservation and craft stalls and try your hand at archery. Junior and adult tombolas and a raffle with lots of exciting prizes. Explore and enjoy the lovely Lindengate garden! Vote in the Scarecrow Competition and if you can, cycle to the Fair, as Otec Bikes (advert page 20) will be doing free bike checks. See Fair advert page 4. May 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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Wendover Music Concert Series 2017 at St Mary’s Church


Both Saturday performances start at 19.30 13 May Sean Shibe (guitar) BBC New Generation Artist

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

LEGACY FAIRS Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 18 May 9am-2pm (Trade 8am) Entrance by donation to Charity Wendover Memorial Hall email:

BBOWT Plant and Produce Market

Saturday 20 May 10.00 -13.00 Gt Missenden Memorial Centre Admission Free

Aston Clinton Village Market

Sun 7, 11am-4pm, Aston Clinton School In need of some retail therapy combined with a foodie experience to rave about? Then get your shopping shoes and taste buds in training for the ninth annual Aston Clinton Village Market! www.acvillagemarket.​

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Thu 11, 11am-12noon, Wendover Library ‘Cyber Security’ with Thames Valley Police – keeping safe on-line, followed by ‘A Security Clinic’ for any other internet security questions.

Tue 9, 9.30-11.30am, Red Lion Business Development Group for women in Tent Event Weekend! and around Wendover. 3 sessions, (also 6 June Sat 13-Sun 14, Complete Outdoors HP1 2RS Celebrate the beginning of camping season & 4 July). £149 for all 3 sessions. with a new tent! See advert below.

Wendover WI

Tue 9, 7.45pm, St Anne’s Hall At this meeting, the WI votes for the resolutions that the National Women’s Institute will adopt for the year. Also includes a discussion about dementia and becoming Dementia Friends.

KEHS Spring Plant Sale

AC, B & DB Horticultural Society

Mini Mozart

Sat 13, 10am, Ellesborough Parish Hall A great opportunity to buy locally grown perennials, vegetables and annuals. Come early - everything will be sold by about 11 am on past form.

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LAWN BOWLS GIVE IT A TRY FREE Open Sessions Instructions Given

featuring live musicians and loads of fun! Based on Dukas’ “The Sorcerers Apprentice”. Prize for the best dressed Witch or Wizard. £6 per child (adult entry free!), £10 family ticket (2 children). To book, please call 07812 984236, visit “Just” on the High Street or www.wendover-music. org. See advert front page.

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Christian Aid Week

Wendover Dementia Alliance Week

Sun 14-Sat 20 Featuring a free workshop exploring the behaviours associated with dementia and Book Club how to manage them on Mon 15, 10am-4pm Sat 13, 10.30-11.30am, Wen Christian Ctre in Wendover Library Room. RSVP on www. No set books, just interesting conversation​k/wendover or 01494 about what we have been reading and what 860041. The Dementia Alliance Official we recommend. We will start with coffee Launch is Thu 18. More details pages 18-19. and maybe cake! Sun 14-Sat 20 Sat 13, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church BBC New Generation Artist Sean Shibe Help support Christian Aid by being a brings his guitar to Wendover Music to play volunteer collector. a selection of works by JS Bach, Villa-Lobos, Bucks Bird Club Field Meeting Downland & Britten. See advert page 4. Sun 14, 5-9am, Ashridge HP4 1NE Chinnor Silver Band ‘Charity’ Concert Early morning birdsong. Also Sun 21 all day, Sat 13, 7.30pm, St Dunstan’s HP27 9JE at Beaulieu Station/New Forest SO43 7GE Complimentary glass of wine or soft drink. raptors and heathland birds.


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Freedom of the Vale Parade

meal together. No charge. Children, please remember to bring an adult with you. Sun 14, 10.45am, Wendover High Street The event gives our community the opportunity to be neighbourly and show Chilterns Walking Festival how much we value the contribution of RAF Mon 15-Mon 29 Over 80 walks and events across the Chilterns Halton. See advert page 5. – the interactive map on the Walking Festival site shows the start points of all events. CDRS Sponsored Walk Sun 14, 2.30pm, Chilterns Dog Rescue Society Registration at 2:30pm at the Rescue Centre for a 3pm start. Contact the office for Wendover Horticultural Society sponsorship forms or pay £10 on the day to Thu 18, 2.30pm, Library Room join. Approximately 5 miles, all dogs welcome. “Hill Top Villages” with speaker Chris Brown.

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Thu 18, 8pm, Broughton Jr Schl HP20 1NQ Sun 14, 3-5pm, The Manor House, HP22 5SH Encaustic Art - ‘hot art’ is this month’s topic. Featuring the music of the Chiltern Hand- Aston Wine Club bell Ringers. Fri 19, 7.30pm, Buckland Village Hall Neil Phillips - The Wine Tipster - brings his Messy Church wealth of knowledge to Buckland! Sun 14, 3.30-5.30pm, St Anne’s Hall Enjoy themed messy (and not so messy) On Screen activities for adults and children alike. After Fri 19, 7.30pm, Library Room a story, song and prayer activity, we eat a Visit “Manchester by the Sea” (15) without



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Events leaving Wendover Community Library! Bucks Family History Society Tickets £5 from the Library, please book! Sat 20, 2pm, Southcourt Comm Ctre HP21 8LF Talk: “Grandma Flew Spitfires”. Speaker John Free Church Plant Sale Webster tells the forgotten story of courage, Sat 20, 9.30-11.30am, Wen Christian Ctre skill and sacrifice by these little-known Wendover Free Church invites you to the civilian men and women who aided the annual Plant Sale where you will find an military during WW2. amazing variety of plants for your garden, house or allotment. You are welcome to stay Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild for refreshments or to buy cakes or other home Sat 20 2.30-4.30pm, SM Meth Church produced food. In aid of charity work abroad. Caroline Marriott presents “A Life in Textiles” as she discusses her own works.

BBOWT Plant & Produce Market

Sat 20, 10am-1pm, Gt Missenden Mem Ctre Choose from a selection of spring bedding, perennials, vegetables, cakes, preserves, and much more! Buy books, crafts, and gifts! Enjoy excellent refreshments! Help raise funds for local wildlife. See advert page 4.

Christian Aid Salsa Evening

John Hampden School May Fayre

Sat 20, 6.30pm/8pm, Court Theatre HP23 5QY Celebrating the music of Ronnie Lane by the band he founded. Featuring superb solo support Giles Hedley and Bar & BBQ from 6.30pm, with music starting from 8pm.

Sat 20, 12noon-4pm, JHSW, Wharf Rd Join the Friends of John Hampden School in their annual fundraising fair. Fun for the whole family!

Sat 20, 7pm, W Turville Village Hall Charity salsa evening with dance classes, supper, raffle & licensed bar. Tickets in advance £15 from davidbblackmore@gmai​

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• June - Fridays - Bowls Club Open Evenings, Sat 20, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church see advert page 5 Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solenelle” is the • 1 June - The Wendover Society Coffee central piece of this concert conducted by Morning Peter Bassano. Tickets available from JUST or • 3 June - St Leonards Village Fete See page 25. • 3 & 4 June - Diana Hardacre Art Exhibition • 4 June - Wendover Arm Trust Restoration “Thy Kingdom Come” Open Day Thu 25-Sun 4, churches in Wendover • All Christians in and around Wendover are 9 June - Moonrakers at Ellesborough invited to pray for God’s Kingdom to come. Church See page 29 & • 10 June - Wendover CE Junior School Fete • 10-25 June - Bucks Open Studios • 24 June - Weston Turville Village Fete Wendover Twinning Association • 24 June - Pace Big Walk & Big Cycle Thu 25, 7.30pm, Library Room Warm up the little grey cells! Quiz Night • 9 July - Hospice of St Francis Bubble Rush Bucks returns to the Twinning Association!

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Wendover Remembers

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MAY 1917

Following their disastrous April offensive in the Champagne area the French army was exhausted and demoralised and the troops became mutinous. The French Commander, Nivelle, was replaced by Petain. The Italians fought the Tenth Battle of the Isonzo without success. At sea, the British transport ship Arcadian was torpedoed by a German submarine losing 277 sailors. The United States introduced a Conscription Bill and the first US troops, led by General Pershing, landed in France. A major British attack near Arras captured Fresnoy. It was during the attack at Fresnoy that a local soldier, Thomas Parkins, was killed in action. Tom Parkins, aged 33, was serving with the Gloucester Regiment. He was born in Ellesborough, the son of Joshua and Sarah Parkins, and he and his wife, Florence, and their young family, were living in Great Missenden. Two other local soldiers died in May. Arthur Johnson, 30, of the Suffolk Regiment, was killed on 12 May near Monchy. He is commemorated on his sister’s grave in Wendover churchyard. Arthur Spittles was the son of Mrs Spittles who lived on London Road. Arthur enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery in September 1915, but was discharged in June 1916. Just

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before enlisting, Arthur had a tobogganing accident on the Wendover hills and fractured his tibia, which gradually developed osteosarcoma. Eventually, Arthur was obliged to have a leg amputated. He died on 9 May and is buried in the Wendover churchyard. All three men have their names engraved on the Wendover War Memorial. The Bucks Herald reported “A Shocking Fatality at Wendover”. It concerned one John Hussey of Hughenden who was a steam-roller flagman employed by the Wycombe District Council. At the enquiry, held in the Wendover Parish Room, Harry Witney of Cold Harbour gave the following account. He and Hussey were walking by the side of the steam roller near Ivy Cottage. Hussey walked in front of the roller and the roller caught his right heel. This caused him to fall and the roller passed over him. Hussey was crushed “in a terrible manner”. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death and the driver was exonerated. During May, several cases of minor crimes came before the Petty Sessions Court. Two of the culprits were wives of air-mechanics stationed at Halton. Both admitted shoplifting. Mary Davis Jacobs of London was

charged w i t h stealing a tin of salmon valued at one shilling from the Mayertorne Manor shop of Mrs Ellen Turner and four fountain pens from Mr Lee’s shop in the High Street. Millie Muscovitch was found guilty of stealing three pieces of Arcadia china also from Mr Lee. The Chairman took a lenient view of both cases because of previous good character and they were fined £2 on each charge. Miss Isobel Fry took over Mayertorne Manor, near Wendover Dean, and opened a school for boys and girls. Apart from normal school lessons there were practical activities. The school had a farm with pigs, poultry and a small herd of cows and the children spent half their time learning to milk the cows and make butter and they also worked on the kitchen garden growing vegetables. Rabbits were reared for sale. Miss Fry said that “the children like the life immensely”. Mike Senior and Val Moir If you have any family reminiscences or relevant photos you would like to share, please contact Wendover News as shown below and on the front page.

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RAF Halton Pupils at Wendover CE Junior School took part in a Dragon’s Den style event recently. They were allocated an amount of money and ‘bought’ items such as cardboard boxes, toilet roll holders, bubble wrap and sponge material etc, then set to work constructing a leisure complex, hotel or other business. Warrant Officer Simon Curtis, from RAF Halton’s Communication Squadron, was invited to judge the event along with three others, Emma Guy, a local architect, Angela Glazier, School Governor and Tom Walsh, Chair of the Wendover Parish Council. There were six finalists and one wild card, chosen by the judges beforehand, who made a Dragon’s Den style pitch to the judges and answered questions about their project before judging began. Prior to the pitch they were given business cards made by the groups. Warrant Officer Curtis said: “Some fantastic ideas and models, it was clear an enormous amount of work had gone into

each individual pitch. Some clever concepts, and perhaps some entrepreneurs in the making.”

came TIED, second place went to Message and first place for their design skills and sales techniques, went to the wild card, Sun, Sea and Sand Company.

The groups were: Teacher, Rachel Stanley said: “I Message, a landmark would just like to thank the panel of water park with 5 judges for coming to our Dragon’s A design concept Star hotel, The Best Den competition. The children Theme Park, whose investors would see really gained a lot from the experience and a 20% return on their investmen;. Dream were engaged in the learning from start to Designers, who offered a Movie Mansion finish. The project gave the children a context near the sea; Alien Arcade, a structure in for their learning, which I think they really Los Angeles with Disney themed attractions; benefited from. Having external judges really TIED, a mosaic styled temple for a relaxation motivated them to try really hard with their holiday on the coast of Lanzarote; De Gateau, writing. The experience also gave the children a multi-million entertainment building; and a chance to work on their collaborative skills.” finally the wild card, Ben Jones group who offered the Sea, Sand and Sun Company, a Mr Daryl Slade, a teacher, said: “The models and pitches were very good this year. They leisure centre complex with restaurants. worked as a team using voice projection The children took a 10 minute break whilst to catch potential investors’ attention. We the judges deliberated and after much actually showed the children the Dragon’s discussion but agreement, in third place Den programme to practice their pitch.”

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However, following the Government’s recent Housing White Paper, AVDC is having to reconsider housing needs for the whole district and at the Parish Council meeting held on Tuesday 4 April, in an occasional venue - Chilterns MS Centre in Princess Mary Gate - councillors decided that due to the fact AVDC had rejected the two alternative sites, coupled with the recently announced closure of RAF Halton and the launch of Wendover Neighbourhood Plan, the VALP response had been ‘overtaken by events’ and should be withdrawn.

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put Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March 2018 in After a fantastic exhibition on the weekend your diary for next year’s exhibition. Catherine Golds, Chilterns MS Centre of 11 & 12 March, the Chilterns MS Centre is delighted to reveal a massive £14,400 was Silver Strings raised to support local people with multiple Naomi Jacobs teaches strings to over 50s as sclerosis. This is an excellent result - around well as the usual young people. To join her £2,500 greater than the 2016 exhibition. Over 50s Strings Club email seniorstrings@ It takes place in a relaxed, social The exhibition was opened by the star of club environment offering free tea/coffee Reginald Perrin, Butterflies and As Time Goes and cake! At the moment it is just for fun but By, Geoffrey Palmer at a VIP reception on the if enough players are up for the challenge, Friday night. Of course, the event could not they will form a Silver Strings band. have taken place without the 100 wonderful artists and of course all of the visitors who Writing competition supported the exhibition and who gave so A group that raises funds for Rennie Grove much positive feedback; it’s clear that they Hospice Care has launched its annual really appreciated the work on display. writing competition. Winning entries will The funds raised will go to providing regular be published in the group’s 2018 A5 desk physiotherapy, oxygen treatment and the diary, sold in aid of Rennie Grove. Download many other services we provide. Without the entry form from this therapy, quality of life of the 330 people RhymeandReason and email your 400-word with MS who come to the Centre every prose entries or poems of up to 20 lines on week would be much reduced. Thank you the topic of ‘freedom’ to wallisjill@hotmail. for helping us with this important work and com before 1 June.

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David Lidington The closure of RAF Halton in 2022 will be significant in both symbolic and practical terms. For 100 years, since Trenchard created what was originally the Royal Flying Corps, the men and women of the RAF have been an integral part of local civic and community life. I shall miss them. Earlier this year, I organised a meeting at the Ministry of Defence for The Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Halton Parish Council and Steve Bowles on behalf of Aylesbury Vale District Council to have an initial discussion with Mark Lancaster, the Minister with responsibility for implementing this change.

all three services are concentrating their activities into a smaller number of bases, but it also stems from a plan by the RAF itself to have training for both officers and other ranks carried out in one place, RAF Cranwell. Inevitably, the closure of the station will mean significant housing growth. The MoD’s budget depends in part on assumptions about the gain that can be realised by disposing of surplus land for development. But I was encouraged by Mr Lancaster’s openness to ideas that were more inventive than just trying to cram in as many homes to the acre as possible.

It’s clear that the decision has been taken and that closure will go ahead. In part, this is part of a much bigger programme under which

In Winchester, where a historic army barracks is closing, the local councils, university and enterprise partnership have come together to work up a scheme that includes housing but also provides for a knowledge park bringing education and industry together. Could we do something similar? Many of the sports facilities at RAF Halton are first class and I want very much to ensure that they are kept for community use. That is another way in which university involvement might help.

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Several important practical issues also need addressing in a master plan. The station is a critically important site between Wendover, Halton, Weston Turville and Aston Clinton. We need a solution that avoids coalescence and protects village identities. Infrastructure, both roads and broadband, are important. So too is the matter of school places. While Halton Primary School could be expanded, we shall also need additional secondary school places. GP provision will also need to be looked at. I would also like to find a way to preserve some kind of RAF heritage presence. There are two small museums on the station, the old training trench, and of course St George’s Church with its windows and memorials paying tribute to the achievements and sacrifices of generations of airmen and women. Some local residents have already come forward with ideas for the future. I hope many more will do so. We need to work together to turn this change into an opportunity.


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Local Elections

4 May

Please note, as well as the scheduled election for a Bucks County Councillor in Wendover & Halton, there is a by-election for one District Councillor, candidate information at the bottom of pages 16 & 17. Buckinghamshire County council elections for one Councillor for Wendover and Halton Ward, including part of Stoke Mandeville Martin ABEL

Labour Chris ADAMS



As a retired teacher living near the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal, I want to defend our education services and support social care provision in the county. We need excellent education for all our children, not cut backs and threats of ever larger class sizes and a strategic plan to deal with the massive issues facing our community. Serious underfunding of adult social care will affect us all - at present, anyone with £23,000 of assets (which includes their home) will be forced to pay for their old age care. We must elect Councillors who will challenge the status quo. On Thursday 4 May, voters will elect a Councillor for Wendover, Halton & Stoke Mandeville. As your current Bucks County Councillor, I have enjoyed the last 4 years representing you at County Hall. I have tried to help out where I can in the many local issues that arise. I have been involved in road & footpath projects, grants for speed reduction devices to Parish Councils, and provision of salt bins. If elected once again, I will stand up for all residents and I will continue for HS2 to be totally scrapped. Please cast your vote for me. Thank You! I am a District Councillor for Wendover & Halton. Although given Royal Assent I still feel HS2 should not go ahead and I will continue to work with the community to ensure the area gets the best possible mitigation. I met Mark Lancaster MP defence minister to discuss the closure of RAF Halton and am working with local stakeholders to ensure a sustainable scheme that meets the community’s wishes is achieved. I have a record of working for the community all year round and believe that by working together we can improve our community and ensure a brighter future for our area.

Anders CHRISTENSEN Wendover faces a number of challenges over the next few years. HS2 is clearly a major issue but while many

Liberal Democrats Tom HODGE


have promised much, little has been delivered. I don’t believe a single candidate in this election supports HS2. It is frankly not an issue that separates any of us. I joined the Lib Dems as they are the party of local community and have done more to support local services during a time when cuts have become the only agenda. We need to work to stop the pressure on healthcare and education caused from developers targeting Wendover in coming years.

As a Green councillor I would press for: protection of wild fauna and flora to maintain healthy ecosystems in the face of ever-increasing development pressures, safe disposal of waste; preferably with associated clean energy, no fracking in our locality, well maintained foot and cycle paths, affordable and efficient public transport which reduces road traffic and therefore air pollution, the protection of community facilities like libraries, and excellent, council-delivered, social care for the young, old, and people with disabilities. Conservative councillors have not challenged the politically driven cuts to public services. Green councillors believe that local democracy and funding is worth fighting for.

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Labour Tom HODGE

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We have lots going on at the moment that need sensible decisions. Aylesbury creeping nearer and nearer, RAF departure, HS2, and more down to earth POTHOLES!!! A classic example right outside the Clock Tower. Road markings, all the mundane sort of issues that seem to get overlooked. Let's spend our money more wisely in our local area. I live on the Princess Mary estate so will be keeping a keen eye on what our local councillors decide. I’ve worked locally as a GP for 15 years, including ten years serving the heart of Wendover and Halton. This has given me clear insights into the issues affecting the health and wellbeing of all local residents. We need a clear local plan to inform development, or we will find ourselves at the mercy of big commercial companies also to support and develop a culture of small locally based business in the town, encouraging the creative and enterprising skills of local people. I will represent all our people and ensure that the District Council is held accountable for the decisions that affect you. As a Green councillor I would press for: protection of wild fauna and flora to maintain healthy ecosystems in the face of ever-increasing development pressures; safe disposal of waste, preferably with associated clean energy, no fracking in our locality; well maintained foot and cycle paths; affordable and efficient public transport which reduces road traffic and therefore air pollution; the protection of community facilities like libraries, and excellent, council-delivered, social care for the young, old, and people with disabilities. Conservative councillors have not challenged the politically driven cuts to public services. Green councillors believe that local democracy and funding is worth fighting for.

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Thursday 4 May Elections

It's election time again, this time for Buckinghamshire County Council. One of Aylesbury Vale District Councillors in the Wendover & Halton Ward resigned before he was able to complete his term, so there is a by-election as well. Candidates for Buckinghamshire County

4 May

Council are on page 16, for Wendover and Halton Ward, and this page, 17, for Aston Clinton and Bierton Ward.

Candidates for the AVDC by-election are spread across the bottom of both pages.

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Wendover Memorial Hall, Wharf Road, HP22 6HF; Halton Village Hall, Old School Close, HP22 5NG Weston Turville Village Hall, School Approach, HP22 5RW.

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Labour Bill CHAPPLE

Conservative Coral SIMPSON

Green Mark WILLIS

Liberal Democrat

Living and working locally for 47 years I am an active campaigner and Christian, married to Lesley we have 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 2 greats! As your county councillor I want a say in, education and society, housing overdevelopment, road rail and other infrastructures. I believe councils should serve their communities over Whitehall (and eu) policy and directives. I also uphold the importance of the family, personal and national identity and education in fostering and being the primary influencers of a sustainable society with good, positive and common sense values in line with our heritage. I have lived in Aston Clinton for more than 25 years and my children attend our local school. As one of the founders of the village’s Charity Beer Festival, I have seen how individuals and groups can contribute to activities that benefit local families, promote health and wellbeing, and support older or disadvantaged people in our community. But we need our County Council to work for us, too. On education, social care, children’s services and the state of our roads, it is failing to provide adequate services. I will represent your interests, challenge Council decisions and speak up for you. I have served on Bucks County Council for 40 years and representing Aston Clinton & Bierton is an honour. I thoroughly really enjoy helping our communities and individuals with their issues. Increasingly my time is taken up fighting the increased pressure of new developments which threatens our communities. As a farmer’s son, I love the countryside and village life, it frustrates me how Aylesbury and the villages I represent grow ever closer. I promise I will continue, if re-elected, to fight all major developments and stop them destroying the communities we love. Please vote for me on May the 4th. As a Green councillor I would press for the safe disposal of waste, preferably with associated clean energy, no fracking in our locality, well maintained foot and cycle paths, affordable and efficient public transport which reduces road traffic and therefore potholes and air pollution, the protection of community facilities like libraries and excellent, council-delivered social care for the young, old, and people with disabilities. I would also challenge the politically driven cuts to our public services, because I believe that local democracy and funding is worth fighting for. I've been an Aylesbury Town Councillor for many years and am the current chair of the Planning Committee. Failure by the Conservatives to put in place a development plan have allowed huge numbers of poor, speculative applications to be passed damaging the local infrastructure. Conservative government policy is for Aylesbury and the villages to be developed, it is the Conservative councils who are failing to represent the interests of residents of against the developers. All I can tell you is that I will do my best to represent you and your concerns should I secure your vote.

Aylesbury Vale District council elections for one Councillor for Wendover and Halton Ward, including part of Stoke Mandeville Ashley MORGAN

Liberal Democrat Richard NEWCOMBE


One of the biggest local issues is the effects HS2 will have on our beautiful area. It has received royal assent and is going ahead. We have to stop rewarding people with our votes if they aren't going to deliver on our needs. Very simply, whoever your next District and County Councillors are they must be all over the mitigation plan and holding HS2 to account. My first action as a District Councillor will be to meet with HS2 Ltd over plans, meet with AVDC officers about mitigation and report back to you regularly on progress. I moved to mid Bucks 32 years ago to start a job as a prosecutor in a team based in Wendover Police Station. Now I have retired from the Crown Prosecution Service I want to spend time supporting the community. At a time of great change I will: •Vote to preserve the Green Belt and Wendover •Lobby to make sure new uses for RAF Halton protect the local economy, environment and facilities •Support local business •Put the residents of Wendover and Halton first at ADVC •Work to ensure Council services are efficient and economic.

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There will be workshops in the Library Room from 10am. Chiltern Music Therapy Silver Singers will demonstrate the benefits of Singing for the Brain; local solicitor Stuart Fanthan will explain about modern Powers of Attorney - both financial and health aspects; Jacqui Sheppard of Home instead will discuss how you could become a Dementia Friend, or even a Dementia Champion; Chris Holden of Trading Standards will invite you to become a Scam Champion to protect the vulnerable. Wendover Dementia Alliance is compiling a list of local people who have undergone training to become Dementia Champions. If you are such a person, please contact 01296 625445. Lady Grey Tea Room has donated a celebration cake to support the Launch. it will be cut by a local personlaty at 11am on the forecourt.


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The April print edition of Wendover News carried a summary of the feedback of the two February launch events. A detailed report on this and the email or other individual responses, were published on the website http://www.wendoverneighbourhoodplan. in the week after Easter.

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them. Each time, a Steering Group member spoke briefly, explained the process and boards encouraging those present to take part, by completing post-it notes or talking to a Group member. At least 251 people of all ages, mostly senior, were engaged.

Email issues: many of the emails contain specific comment on housing sites including a number of solutions or potential solutions to problems facing the community. WPC VALP response: Wendover Parish Council has now withdrawn its suggested sites for development in Wendover including the Old Sewage Works and land accessible through Castle Park road. See also page 12. Community Engagement The Steering Group is endeavouring to reach people who were unable to attend the Launch Events in February. In March the same materials were set up in Wendover Christian Centre for a week allowing visitors to access

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Continued from page 17 in the April print edition of Wendover News: Rotary was set up on 23 February 1905 in Chicago by professional businessmen who believed in using their skills to make a difference to society. Rotary arrived in Britain in 1914. Each Rotary Club is based on similar lines to the original American model to provide business fellowship and undertake charitable activities.

Shelterbox was founded by a Rotary Club in Cornwall but has grown to become a charity in its own right, ensuring that tents and other equipment are in place all over the world in readiness for disasters, natural and Rotary has had as its major goal to remove man-made. Rotary in Wendover aims to add polio from the world, a project known as End one or two such equipped tents every year Polio Now, In recognition to the world-wide stock. of how close Rotary is to achieving this aim, since 2010, local Rotary Clubs, including The President of each Club will nominate a charity for that year. Rotary in Wendover Wendover and has supported local charities such as District, have Chilterns MS Centre, Lindengate, PACE, been planting Wheelpower and national charities purple crocuses including Alzheimer's and Save the referencing the Children since it was founded in 2009, purple stain put on the A spread of crocuses in Ashbrook a young Club. However, in that time it smallest finger has undertaken several projects and Playing field for everyone's enjoyment each Spring of every child established a number of annual events:

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a personal perspective • August - Teddy Bears' Picnic, since 2010, given dictionaries and certificates. Prizes this year on Wednesday 9 August in donated by Harpenden BS and handed Weston Turville Playing Fields, designed to out by Phil Bannister, Head of Operations. entertain young families with This latter is an example an inexpensive summertime of Rotary supporting and event, supported by encouraging education. Harpenden BS. A Wendover Rotarian led • November - Let the Chilterns a Group Study Exchange Sing concert since 2012, this for early career adults to year Saturday 18 November Australia and Rotary in in St Mary's, Wendover Designed to showcase local Winners in the local heat of the Wendover supported an Scholar singing and musical talent Rotary Young Writer Competition, Ambassadorial sponsored by Harpenden BS from Japan, based in including Chess Valley Male Voice Choir, Military Wives Choir and London. Last year two volunteers at Wendover Gateway School Chamber Choir and has Youth Centre were sponsored on a course for twice featured the Central Band of the RAF. Young Leaders (under 30) and both have now • Spring - The Big Quiz, since 2011, enjoyed secured permanent jobs locally. by over 100 people, in Wendover Memorial For more information about Rotary, go to Hall, most recently on Friday 17 March. • Spring - Young Writer Competition, started Local information is in 2011 and most recently on Thursday 23 available on Facebook. Our meetings are on March in Weston Turville School where 11 Monday evenings. Kevin Towler winners from local Primary Schools were

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With the ending of the indoor Short Mat Bowls Season Wendover Bowls Club has now been Lawn Green Bowling since Mid-April. Over the winter a great deal of work has been carried out to the bowling green which is making the bowling even more enjoyable. The season’s fixtures include a great variety of matches, both home and away. Every Tuesday afternoon and most Friday evenings, we continue to hold Club Turn Up and Play “Roll-ups” for members. The Club welcomes new members and if you have ever thought of playing or taking part in this popular sport do give it a try. Throughout June the Club will be holding open evenings, see advert page 5.

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BBOWT Chilterns Group gets into its summer stride with a Plant and Produce Market at Gt Missenden on Saturday 20 May at 10am (see advert page 4). We’ll have an excellent range of perennial and annual plants, amazing

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England won at the U15 5 Nations Squash Tournament in early April in Wales. Well done to Katie Malliff and the rest of the team!

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Summer is almost here! That means... ¡The Wendover Sparrowhawks Annual Mixed Netball Tournament! On 17 June at the John Colet School Tennis Courts, the Sparrowhawks will be hosting a mixed tournament for all abilities from 11am– 3pm. The last 2 years have been huge successes so we hope to continue the tradition this year!

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With the end of the 2016/17 season in sight, we are planning our annual 5-a-side Star Soloists at Wendover Choral Society tournament. The date will be announced on It’s probably the best-kept musical secret in our Facebook page as soon possible. Free Estimates, Wendover - the thrilling quality of the young No Job Too Small It’s been an up and down season for the soloists who enhance the biannual Wendover Reserves, again managed by Aden McLoughlin. Choral Society concerts. These young men 07769 600050 / 07804 982435 and women are already multiple winners of With a strong core of players in the squad they 01494 571096 competitions or beneficiaries of prestigious have finished in the Top 6 (maybe 5th if they win Pete their last game!), which is a great achievement scholarships by the time they bring their Dan - Royal Academy-honed talents to St Mary’s, for Aden, Captain Gary Howe and the rest of the team. A season packed with entertaining and they often go on to have stellar careers. games saw goals fly in at both ends for the Pauline The next concert, on 20 May, is no exception. Reserves but memorable victories include a 9-2 Mobile Hairdresser For its performance of Rossini’s Petite Messe thrashing against FC Spandits (at home) and a Solennelle, WCS will be joined by an enticing more recent 8-3 away win at Long Marston. 01296 620629 07752 435117 quartet: Soprano Eleanor Broomfield is email: Restyles, Cuts, Perms, Colouring currently on the Royal Academy’s Masters Wendover FC are keen to hone young Friendly consultation in your own home programme. Irish mezzo soprano Carolyn talent from the community and will be 20+ years experience Holt has appeared in venues such as the Royal hosting open training sessions this summer with the Reserve team being the stepping Festival Hall and Wigmore Hall. Both are soloists for the Royal Academy’s prestigious stone into the club. If you are interested in NEED A FACELIFT? Bach Cantata series. Tenor Alex Aldren is on a becoming a part of a club steeped in history Call full scholarship at the Royal Academy’s Opera and spirit then please keep an eye out for JOHN WIGGINS Plastering Services School. Baritone Niall Anderson, originally communications about these sessions. 01296 489393 / 07905 833190 from Fife and now studying at the Royal Wendover Cricket Club email: Academy of Music in London, has sung choral The first match is on 29 April and the League pieces for the Queen and in the BBC Proms. starts a week later. New Senior players The choir and soloists will be accompanied are always welcome and should contact this time by Tim Byram-Wigfield, who will give Club Captain Jonathan Seabrook on 07767 St Mary’s organ a rare public airing. He will 148119. The Juniors have already started Wallpapering Interior & be joined by concert pianist Jérôme Sadler, a outside and teams are entered into seven Exterior former junior fellow at the Royal College of age group competitions. The Club’s website All jobs Decorati ng considered Music. All will be ably conducted by WCS’s has been Tel: 07903066343 colourful Music Director, Peter Bassano, a revamped; regular match reports will be Email: former Royal College of Music professor. With posted there during the season.

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The Wendover Arm Trust (WAT) was formed in 1989 to promote restoration of the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal to full navigation. In 1793, construction of the Wendover Arm began as a feeder arm, and it opened in 1797. Reservoirs had been built to collect water and commercial traffic started to build up, rapidly. For the time, the 4 year building period was astonishing, but the extra commercial burden contributed to leakage problems and the canal underwent continual repairs thoughout its life. The canal was finally closed to through traffic in 1904. The original function of the Arm to supply water to the summit of the Grand Union Canal continued. The Wendover Arm Trust was formed in 1989 and in 1997, reconstruction of the canal began. At the Whitehouses pumping station, just over two miles from the junction, some canal side work last year revealed not only the water storage facilities, but also interesting activity in the ruins of the nearby cottages. Bucks Archeological Society were called in to do a professional excavation and revealed a

serious chemical laboratory in a basement, complete with mysterious bottles containing liquids which needed investigating and proved to contain acids and alkalis amongst other chemicals. Evidence from this work should support a lottery bid to develop visitor facilities at this location including developing a picnic area for moorers. It is hoped some trees will be planted around these areas, and WAT is looking for some sponsors to finance Plant-A-Tree. Prices will vary, depending on the species, but if you wish to sponsor a tree or two, then contact John Reynolds on mobile (07787 355515). The next Wendover Arm Trust open day is on Sunday 4 June 2017, 12.30 - 4pm at St Mary’s Church, Drayton Beauchamp, HP22 5LS. You can enjoy guided tours of the site including watching voluteers at work and visit re-watered areas. Inside the church a video will show recent progress. There will also be an exhibition and WAT volunteers can explain what has been happening. There are tea and cakes for sale as well as side shows. Admission is free but donations towards the Trust are very much welcome! So bring a picnic with you and enjoy the afternoon! Later in the year there will be another open day onn Sunday 3 September 2017, 12.30 - 4pm. You can enjoy a great day at the canal site. All the same events and shows will be taking place and donations will still be welcome!

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for hire. We are also working closely with Wendover Junior School and will expand this to other schools in the area.

However, we can take nothing for granted. More financial ‘savings’ will be required. Therefore we have to ensure that Wendover Library becomes increasingly valued as an The ‘Friends of Wendover Library’ (FOWL) essential community facility. also organises events such as the Restaurant Raffle, the Library Quiz and the Charity Golf Could we extend the hours to include Day, all helping to purchase new books or Monday mornings or even Sunday opening? furniture for Wendover. We must consider all avenues to secure The Library Meeting Room has been and improve our local library. We would transformed, and our gardens at the front and greatly welcome the views of the people of rear have become a colourful asset benefiting Wendover. If you want to know more about the whole of Wendover. The Community and your community library and its future or Tourist Office is now managed by library would like to be involved, there are many volunteer staff and the Community Police ways to do so. Office is also based there. Our next step is to open a new and attractive upstairs meeting Libraries are a key part of a community and room for up to ten people and in the longer we don’t want to lose ours in Wendover.

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responsibility of the Highways Authority Thy Kingdom Come (Bucks County Council). By last Autumn, the From Ascension Day (Thursday 25 May) Path itself had become very overgrown, and to Pentecost Sunday (4 June), Churches hardly passable in some sections. Together in Wendover is inviting all Christians in and around Wendover to pray for God’s Knowing that Bucks CC were not going to do Kingdom to come. St Anne’s, St Mary’s and anything about the state of the Path, a team Wendover Free Church will be distributing of Society volunteers spent many hours prayer resources for this global movement, clearing it. After that considerable effort, also available on the Thy Kingdom Come with many volunteers being aged into their website ( 70s or even 80s, the Society took stock - and determined that there must be a better way From Friday morning 2 June to Saturday of keeping the Path fit for purpose. morning 3 June there will be a 24 hour prayer vigil, starting at St Anne’s church at 9am and The objective of the recent improvements finishing at St Mary’s with breakfast, walking has been to create access for a tractor, so that between the two in the early morning. More in future maintenance can be more easily details in next month’s Wendover News. done by tractor, rather than by hand work. The new access will have to be kept locked, To celebrate Pentecost together there will in order to deter unauthorised access for be a Praise Service at St Anne’s Church. The motorcycles and other undesirable vehicles. service will start at 6pm and everyone is very The Purssell Path is a footpath only, not even welcome to join us to celebrate the birthday a bridleway. of the church. Bob Lewis and Jane Campion Rev Remco van den Heuvel

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exhibitions & activities at Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP, see p 2 Tring Together Spring Fayre, locations throughout Tring Beer & Music Festival, King & Queen, 17 South Street, see ad p 4 St. Mary’s Festival 2017, St Mary's Church, Wendover, see p 3 Cream Teas at St Mary's Weston Turville, see p 3 The Scooter Group!, Wendover Christian Centre Learn My Way, Wendover Community Library, please book, see p 2 Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN, 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, Wendover Woods (near the Café) Wendover Library Reading Group, Wendover Library Room Jazz Concert - Simon Spillett Quartet, St Mary's Church, Aylesbury Tring Job Show 2017, Victoria Hall HP23 6AA, see p 3 Lindengate Spring Fair, Lindengate Site HP22 6BD, see p 3 & ad p4 Aston Clinton Village Market, Aston Clinton School, see p 4 The Bird Table businesswomen's group, Red Lion Wendover WI, St Anne's Hall, see p 4 Grandparents Association Support Group, Holiday Inn, Weston Turville Aston Clinton, Buckland & Drayton Beauchamp Horticultural Society, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS, see p 4 Staying Safe Online, Wendover Community Library, see p 4 International Conversation, Wendover Community Library, please book, see p 2 Tent Event Weekend, Complete Outdoors HP1 2RS, see ad p 4 Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society Spring Plant Sale, Ellesborough Parish Hall, see p 4 Wendover Music Mini Mozart, St Mary's Church, see ad front page Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre, see p 5 Lacey Green Windmill open for National Mills Weekend (2-5pm Sat, 11am-5pm Sun), HP27 0PG, see p 2 Wendover Music Concert -Sean Shibe, St Mary's Church Wendover, see ad p 4 Chinnor Silver Band ‘Charity’ Concert, St Dunstan's Church HP27 9JE, see p 5 Christian Aid Week, see events section for individual events Dementia Alliance Week, see pp 18-19 Bucks Bird Club Field Meeting - 14 Ashridge & Chiltern Escarpment HP4 1NE, 21 (all day) New Forest SO43 7GE Freedom Parade, High Street, see advert p 5 Chilterns Dog Rescue Society Sponsored Walk, approximately 5 miles, starts HP23 6LD, see p 6 Christian Aid Tea Time Event, The Manor House, Weston Turville HP22 5SH, see p 6 Messy Church, St Anne’s Hall & Wendover Christian Centre, see p 6 Contemplative Fire Gathering, St Mary’s Church Wendover Chilterns Walking Festival, see p 6 Dementia Workshop with Home Instead Senior Care, Library Room, see p 5 Knit & Natter, Library Room, see p 2 Aston Clinton, Buckland & Drayton Beauchamp Horticultural Society visits Peterley Manor Farm Wendover Area Walk with The Ramblers, 18 - 6.5 miles, 25 - 6 Miles, both moderate, see website for details Wendover Horticultural Society - “Hill Top Villages” with speaker Chris Brown, Library Room, see p 6 Aylesbury Centre of the National Trust - “Encaustic Art”, Broughton Jr School HP20 1NQ, see p 6 Aston Wine Club - Neil Phillips - The Wine Tipster, Buckland Village Hall HP22 5HZ, see p 6 On Screen - “Manchester by the Sea” (15), Wendover Library Room, see p 6 Wendover Local Produce Market, Manor Waste Plant Sale for Wendover Free Church Charity Projects, Wendover Christian Centre, see p 7 BBOWT Plant & Produce Market, Gt Missenden Mem Ctre HP16 9AE, see ad p 4 Sally Evans Artists and Makers Fair, Thame Town Hall OX9 3DP Bucks Family History Society Talk - “Grandma Flew Spitfires”, Southcourt Comm Ctre HP21 8LF, see p 7 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild - “A Life in Textiles”, SMandeville Meth Church HP22 5UJ, see p 7 The Show Goes On for MS Centre featuring “Slim Chance”, Court Theatre HP23 5QY, see p 8 Salsa for Christian Aid, Weston Turville Village Hall, see p 7 Wendover Choral Society Concert - “Petite Messe Solennelle”, St Mary’s Church Wendover, see p 8 Scrub Run! for Scannappeal, Amersham Cricket Club HP7 0RN. Registration closes 17 May Aylesbury Cyclist Touring Club Newcomers Ride, Watermead Inn HP19 0FX, see p 2 Princes Risborough Farmers Market, High St Princes Risborough “Sharing Jesus” faith event, Wendover Christian Centre. Also Tue 23, 12.30 “Thy Kingdom Come” prayer event, including 24 hour prayer vigil Fri 2-Sat 3 June, St Anne’s & St Mary’s Weston Turville U3A members meeting, Aylesbury Rugby Club HP22 5RN Wendover Twinning Association - Quiz Night! - Library Room, see p 8 Memory Pathways therapy sessions for people with memory issues, Lindengate Site HP22 6BD Weston Turville Historical Society Spring Outing - Sulgrave Manor Mentmore Arts Festival, Mentmore LU7 0QF, see p 8 Cream Teas at St Mary’s Weston Turville, see p 3 Reading Group for the Visually Impaired, Wendover Community Library www.tringtogether.or​

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Wendover News May 2017


Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

View from the Chair

will participate. As I said when I took over Wendover produces challenges and delights the Chair of the WPC, I need your ideas and observations. for the Parish Chairman in even measure. Tom Walsh Recently I’ve had the pleasure of being the Chairman guest of honour at a pass out parade at RAF Halton. I’ve sat as a ‘Dragon’ in a Junior Parish Council Meeting School Dragons Den where the children Tuesday 2 May, 7.30pm showed their teamwork, persuasive writing St Anne’s Hall and presentation skills in an effort to sell a complex project to us Dragons. Both events Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP) demonstrated to me that if young people get Because the current VALP is being superseded the chance to engage with something that the Parish Council has resolved to withdraw inspires them they are quite amazing. particular areas of response as we would prefer the Neighbourhood Plan to take the I’ve also attended a stakeholder meeting lead in suggesting sites for development regarding the closure of RAF Halton. The which will follow evidence gathering and challenge, as I see it, is to take the opportunity consultation with the Community. that the closure offers our area and to ensure a large part of any development is Local Produce Market community led. I know that many creative Manor Waste, 9am to 1pm ideas have been produced from the Saturday 20 May community. I look forward to working with interested parties to give Wendover a voice Overhanging Shrubs in the development process. Now Spring is here everything WPC is still working hard to influence and and is growing like enhance mitigation of HS2 for Wendover. mad, it seems an The HS2 working group is engaging with the appropriate time engineers that will build it and talking to organisations and authorities affected by it. to remind residents with hedges, bushes, In the next few weeks you will see shrubs etc, which public opportunities for you to tell the PC what you border footpaths of their think on a number of issues. I hope that you responsibility to keep the paths clear of unwanted growth.

Grass Cutting

As mentioned last month, WPC has taken over a number of services devolved from Bucks CC. These include: the cutting of grass verges within the 30mph limit; siding out footpaths; the maintenance of some public footpaths; the cleaning of road signs and some hedge cutting. These services have been subject to cutbacks in recent years and the PC felt that the only way to deliver a satisfactory level of service to Wendover was to undertake the work ourselves. The first cut is now complete and, apart from a few, hopefully resolved, issues with grass clippings being left on the highway, it has gone well.

Did you know . . .?? Your Parish Council maintains 416 Street Lights? The majority are now converted to LED.

Pot Holes

We are getting a lot of comments about holes in the road. This is a highways issue and we have no authority to deal with complaints about the condition of the roads or pot holes. Please send your complaints directly to Bucks County Council www. aspx. Hopefully the more complaints the quicker we should get a result! The problems with the Tring Road are due to be resolved, hopefully, in the near future.


Allotments are still available through WPC at Hogtrough Lane and London Road.

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

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