Wendover News June 2017

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June 2017

Available in Wendover, Dunsmore, The Lee, Halton, Weston Turville and Liffré


The views expressed by contributors are their own and not necessarily the views of the editor.

10-25 June


Proposed Developments

RAF Flypast

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To celebrate the completion of training at RAF Halton we can expect a flypast (weather permitting)

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New Vicar

The 100 walk, demonstrating the extent of The Reverend Sally Moring is to be the new the Hampden Fields Development is on 4 vicar of St Mary’s, Wendover and St Michael June, see page 4. & All Angels, Halton. Sally has been vicar of St Edmund of Canterbury, Hayes, Middlesex for There will be a Public Inquiry about Land eight years. She is married to Paul and they North of Aylesbury Road HP22 6BD, better have two adult children. Her appointment known as the field between Halton Lane and was a unanimous decision by the Patron, World’s End Lane, on 27 June at 10.00am in the Bishop, the Rural Dean and the church The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury representatives. Sally and Paul will be HP19 8FF. This refers to Planning Application moving into the vicarage in August. Alan APP/30405/W/16/3158833. The Wendover Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham, will conduct Action Group (W.A.G.) Facebook page her service of has more details and is coordinating the Institution on local response. They can be contacted Wednesday 6 through Wendover News if you don’t use September in St Facebook. It is vital to sign the attendance Mary’s at 19:30. sheet if you can be there. The Inquiry is Sally is looking likely to last all week. forward to being involved in the Arriva Bus Service 50 life of Wendover Puma helicopter during the The Saturday service on bus route 50 is Freedom Parade flypast. Two red and Halton and to be reduced from 24 June, resulting kites appeared during this display. working with the in an hourly service in the morning and Photo: Cllr Sheila Bulpett who also other Christian afternoon, so please check timetables supplied the FP photo in Matters leaders in the Arising (back page). area. carefully.

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Events Regular Events at Wendover Library try an easy-paced ride first. Easy-Paced Rides Learn My Way computer training first Tuesday of each month, please book. International Conversation - Fri 9, please book. Knit & Natter, Tue 20, 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.

09.30am Sundays: 4 - Aylesbury Aqua Vale includes NEWCOMERS ride, 11 - Wendover Clocktower, 18 - Watermead Inn, 25 - Weston Turville Shops .

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 Cake & Biscuit Decorating café on site. Contact Otec Bikes for information Cornelli Sugarcraft (see ad page 27) runs 07824 828024. See advert page 16. courses each term. See events pages 30 & 31.

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Cycle Rides and Local Walks

Simply Walk meets each Tuesday at 10.00 at Wendover Clock Tower and the first Thursday at 11.00 near Café in the Woods. The Ramblers have a programme of organised walks of varying length and difficulty locally, including Wednesday 21 at 19.00. 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​g.uk/rides. Any bike will do as long as it’s roadworthy. Newcomers welcome, please

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.

Bucks County Museum

Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Free entry. Visit the fantastic Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, café, shop and garden. Featuring (until 17 June) “Game of Thrones: The Hardhome Embroidery” and (until 8

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Events July) “HS2: Intervention”. See www.buckscountymuseum.org for all opening times, exhibitions and events.

Afternoon Tea

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

Art Exhibitions at a little bird told me gallery

Tue-Sun, Barn Courtyard, Wendover Exhibitions throughout the summer - in June, Eddie & Sue Gosney will be showing their photographs & paintings, see pages 16 & 17.

The Wendover Society Coffee Morning

Thu 1, 10am-12noon, St Anne’s Hall Featuring a talk at 10.45 by Dr Geoffrey Farrer-Brown on behalf of Medical Detection Dogs. See advert page 4.

“Thy Kingdom Come” & Pentecost

Fri 2-Sun 4, times & locations vary Churches Together in Wendover invite you to join in prayer and celebration. Prayer Vigil: from 9am Fri 2 in St Anne’s church to 10am Sat 3 in St Mary’s church. Pentecost praise service: Sun 4, 6-8pm in St Anne’s church. Musicians and singers, join for a practice at 5pm.

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Every Friday in June, 6pm, Wendover Bowls Club, Dobbins Lane Free open sessions; instruction given. All you need is trainers or flatsoled shoes, and a desire to have fun! wendoverbowlsclub.co.uk

Events at The Village Gate

Fri 2, 6pm-late & Wed 14 7pm-midnight, 225 Aylesbury Road The return of “The Jets” with appearances by local DJs on the 2nd and the “Village Gate Band Jam” on the 14th. See advert page 16. June Loyalty Card Offers

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

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Events St Leonards Village Fete

Coffee morning Thursday 1st June, 10 am to 12 noon in St Anne's Hall Featuring a talk at 10.45 by Dr Geoffrey Farrer-Brown

Sat 3, St Leonards Village Hall HP23 6NW Horse show 9.30, dog show 13.00, fete 14.00, raffle drawn 16.30. BBQ, Tombola, Cream teas provided by St Leonards WI, Tug-o-War, Morris Dancing, Classic Cars, Bouncy castle, Beer Tent, Punch and Judy and much more.

Diana Hardacre Art Exhibition

targeting the glorious orchids for which the reserves are famous. Visit bbowt.org.uk/ whats-on for details.

Wendover Arm Trust Open Day

Sun 4, 12.30-4pm, St Mary’s, DB HP22 5LS Free admission. Guided tours to see work in progress. Tea & cakes. Donations welcome! www.wendoverarmtrust​.co.uk

Sat 3 & Sun 4, 10am-5pm, 1 Bates Lane, WT Paintings by local artist Diana Hardacre. The 100 Walk Entry £2 includes glass of wine. Donations to Sun 4, 2-5pm on behalf of Hampden Fields Action Group continue Rennie Grove. See advert this page. Medical Detection Dogs their innovative fundraising efforts with No booking needed. Non-members welcome. a sponsored walk across the threatened Bucks Bird Club Come and enjoy fresh coffee and cakes! site. Chris Webbley on chris.webbley@ Sun 4 all day & Sat 10 eve only Join Bucks Bird Club at Lakenheath RSPB btinternet.com or 01296 613710 has details Reserve IP27 9AD on Sun 4 or Chobham and sponsorship forms. Art Exhibition Common GU24 8QX Sat 10. fieldmeetings@ Paintings by local artist, Diana Hardacre, at KEHS Meeting Church End Cottage, 1 Bates Lane, Weston Turville bucksbirdclub.co.uk Tue 6, 8pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN 3 & 4 June, 10am-5pm “Colour in the Garden” Edwin Rye, former BBOWT Events Entry £2, includes a glass of wine BBC Gardener of the Year and known for Times & locations vary Donations will be given to Sun 4 at Weston Turville Reservoir, Sat 10 his beautiful Wendover garden that is open Rennie Grove Hospice at Dancersend, Tue 13 at Grangelands. All each summer, returns to look at a variety of June is bursting out all over but if there are too many weeds bursting out in your borders it’s time to call in the professionals and we will transform your garden. • We can create a new garden, revive an old one or maintain an existing garden

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Saturday 10 June at 19.30 London Handel Players

seasonal plants that give colour and how to golfers able to see their results at the end combine them for the best effect. of the day. Teams of up to four can enter by emailing info@chilternmusictherapy.co.uk. Moonrakers - Celtic Music Visit www.chilternmusictherapy.co.uk after Fri 9, 7.30pm, Ellesborough Parish Church the event to see the results. Celtic traditional and contemporary music, Celtic harp, fiddle, and female/male vocals. Family Fun Day Tickets £10 in aid of Ellesborough Church Sat 10, 11am-4pm, St Mary’s W Turville from young.ellesborough@gmail.com. Games, raffles, competitions, refreshments and choirs, too! See advert this page.

Bucks Open Studios

Sat 10-Sun 25, throughout Bucks Wendover CE Junior School Fete The annual art extravaganza returns. Details Sat 10, 12noon-4pm, Wharf Road about local exhibitions on pages 16-17. Annual Strawberry Fayre featuring stalls, games, food and much more!

Chiltern Music Therapy Golf Day

Sat 10, all day, Chiltern Forest Golf Club Swing is getting a whole new meaning for the participating golfers. As well as raising money for music therapy services, they will be taking part in an experiment to see how different types of music affect their golf swing. At each ‘music hole’, half of each team will be played a contrasting genre of music to see what enhances or hinders their swing, with the

Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild

Sat 10, 2.30-4.30pm, SM Meth Church HP22 5UJ Matty Smith brings knowledge of “Tapestry Weaving - Then and Now” to the Vale.

Events at Road Farm

Sat 10 & Sun 11, Road Farm, Gt Missenden Barn Dance Sat 10, 6.30-10.30pm featuring The Wick Trimmers & Isla St Clair, tickets OPEN GARDEN EVENT

St Mary’s W Turville - SWIFT Project

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Games, coconut shy, raffles, competitions, sideshows FREE bouncy castle, Bell tower open WT School Friday Choir, Church choir Jazz group, BBQ, teas, ice creams Displays, plans of our community project Under cover if wet Offers of help, donations, sponsors, prizes, etc welcome

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Two acres of features developed over 30 years, flowers, shrubs, trees, fruit and veg. Greenhouses, knot garden, colour- and seasonal-themed areas. Guided tours, cream teas, music, plants for sale, raffle, etc Entry by ticket only £10. Numbers limited so book soon.

(strings, flute, harpsichord - 7 players) 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


Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 15 June 9am-2pm (Trade 8am)

Entrance by donation to Charity Wendover Memorial Hall email: peter.stevenspeter@aol.com

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Askett Open Gardens Open Gardens day

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Open- air Theatre on the Lindgengate lawn

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Manor Gardens in aid of Motor Neurone Armed Forces Day Celebration Disease Association. Sat 17, 12noon-7pm, Aylesbury Rugby Club Armed Forces Day is observed locally 17 June Aylesbury Centre of the Natl Trust and nationally 24 June. Join your community Thu 15, 8pm, Broughton Jr Schl HP20 1NQ in supporting our Forces and their families. Dr Tony Maisley explores the “Concept of Air display and fly past, live music and Pain” at this month’s meeting. entertainment, attractions - something for the whole family! On Screen

Fri 16, 7.30pm, Wen Library Room Bucks Family History Society “Lion” (PG). A tale of life lost and found. Sat 17, 2pm, Southcourt Comm Ctre HP21 8LF Tickets £5 from the Library. “Investigating Legal Records For Family History” is Dr Nick Barratt’s topic, which will Aston Wine Club cover areas where our ancestors might have Fri 16, 7.30pm, Buckland Village Hall Guy Boursot brings his expertise to Buckland. fallen foul of the law, with an overview of the legal mechanisms that generated records and Fiona Faber Summer Fair how to go about searching for a court case. Sat 17, 10am-3pm, 13 High Street Gifts, vintage homeware, jewellery, cards & BBQ & Family Quiz Sat 17, 5-8pm, St Michael’s, A Clinton crafts. See advert page this page. Proceeds to the church roof fund. 6 rounds Sparrowhawks Mixed Netball Tourney of questions, BBQ approx. 6.15pm. Raffle. Sat 17, 11am-3pm, John Colet Netball Courts Adult and children’s prizes. BBQ finger food A mixed tournament for all abilities which followed by selection of sweet nibbles. includes bar, BBQ, bake sale, raffle and more! Bring your own drinks. Tickets in advance

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NEW COUNTRY KITCHEN GRAND OPENING SATURDAY 24th JUNE Come along to our open day to see our brand new kitchen. We will have some free food samples of what we will be selling on the day, as well as a Complimentary Hog Roast (from 11am), and a BBQ (from 9am till 3pm). Also available will be specialist ice cream direct from ‘THE WORKS’ Aylesbury.

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Halton Pre-School

Halton Pre-School has had a fantastic first year. It has its own self-contained garden area as well as a bright and airy, newly equipped indoor space, including wet and messy play. The class provides a warm and nurturing learning environment for the youngest members of our local community, and gives them an excellent foundation for the transition to primary school. Morning and afternoon sessions are offered with an optional lunch club. Funded places are subject to availability and the admissions policy. If you would like to register your interest in a place for September 2017, please contact the school office on 01296 622264 or haltonpreschool@bucksgfl.org.uk.

Wendover Youth Centre (WYC)

Serving the Young People of Wendover The recent WYC AGM allowed the Trustees to thank supporters, leaders, volunteers, sponsors and helpers. The Centre is particularly fortunate to share the Wharf Road site with the schools. This places WYC at the centre of a community which cares passionately about its local clubs and services. The AGM showcased youth activities run by the Centre. A presentation from Paul on Amazing Donkey, which runs for 10-12 year olds, was followed by one from Adam, of Premier Sport, on the activities it organises including holiday, pre- and post-school clubs. Tess, who runs drama clubs on a Saturday morning, gave the perspective of a hirer. Bridget talked about the important partnership with St Mary’s Church, which includes financial support for a joint youth worker. Sara, of Aylesbury Youth Action (AYA), outlined a new joint project to gain an enhanced knowledge of needs and aspirations of young people in Wendover and the surrounding communities.

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It is estimated that the Youth Centre has 2000 contacts with people aged 5 to 18 each month. The Centre is funded by the local community and needs to generate about £65,000 each year to continue with current services and facilities. Thanks to Wendover Parish Council (WPC), the Lionel Abel-Smith Trust (LAST), Budgens and all who hire the Centre for their encouragement and financial support. WYC is looking to expand its offering by: • Employing an additional session youth worker, and finding more volunteers, • Hiring to more local groups and individuals, • Deepening and refining the services provided to the local schools, • Converting the grass area into all-weather turf, • Seeking new Trustees to contribute to this important work in the Community. In summary, the Centre has gone from an underutilised facility to a vibrant locale serving the needs and aspirations of the young people of Wendover. Thank you for your support. For more information visit wyc.uk.com or contact the Chairman on tony.playle@btinternet.com.

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JUNE 1917

On the Western Front the Battle of Messines took place in June 1917. Nineteen mines were exploded under the Messines-Wytschaete Ridge and British troops captured the area with relatively few losses. It was hailed as a great victory. The Germans launched their first heavy bomber raid on London and 162 people were killed and over 400 injured. The use by the Germans of Gotha bombers prompted the British Royal family to change their name from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor. A reminder of the world-wide scale of the war came when Brazil revoked her neutrality and seized all German ships within her territorial waters. Two Wendover men became casualties in June. Corporal Gordon Carter was a regular soldier serving with the Bucks Hussars. He was killed in Egypt a week after his 21st birthday. He was the son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Carter of the High Street and before joining up he frequently helped his father in the forge. Sergeant Leonard Wells of

the Bedfordshire Regiment was severely wounded in both legs and spent some weeks recuperating in the Sheffield Royal Infirmary where he was visited by his wife Martha and other members of his family who lived on Aylesbury Street. Leonard Wells, who had a leg amputated, eventually arrived home in December 1917. He died in 1975 aged 81.

back to him. Balshaw was again arrested and it was revealed that he had a Borstal background and been sentenced to eighteen months hard labour in 1916. In total he had stolen property to the value of £627 and he admitted that he had unlawfully taken over 100 motor cycles from all over the country. Balshaw told the court that he was separated from his wife and since then he had been “playing fast and loose” and that he had no object in life. Balshaw had been released from prison in 1916 on condition that he joined the forces. At the Assizes, Balshaw was told that he disgraced the uniform he wore and was sentenced to three years penal servitude. Mike Senior and Val Moir At the Assize Court Thomas Balshaw of the Royal Flying Corps, stationed at Halton, was found guilty of stealing a motor cycle A copy of Val Moir’s book Men of Wendover and chassis, valued at £55, from a Halton 1914-1918 is available in the reference colleague, Arthur Jones. Balshaw had been section of Wendover Community Library. remanded in custody in April 1917, but had If you have any family reminiscences or relevant escaped from his cell by removing a bar photos you would like to share, please contact from his cell window. He later contacted Wendover News as shown below and on the Jones and offered to sell the motorcycle front page.

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As residents will be aware The Wendover Society managed to persuade the government to replace one of the proposed viaducts by a tunnel insisting that it should be a cut and cover tunnel (Green Tunnel). They finally succeeded in getting this tunnel enlarged. Their latest attempt was for the proposed Green Tunnel to be replaced by a Mined Tunnel, which they felt would cause less disruption and upon advice was cheaper to build. Helped by our Local MP David Lidington they managed to present their views directly to the Under Secretary of State responsible for HS2 (Andrew Jones) but unfortunately their proposal was rejected. In the circumstances as the cost of their Consultant’s work was paid by funds provided by members (and a grant given by the Parish Council) they felt that to incur further costs would be unfair, so they decided to give up their fight. However, the Parish Council felt that it was their duty to their parishioners to do all they can to pursue the matter further

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so they have decided to take over what the Wendover Society started and take up the baton. Work has already started to prepare a statement answering the government’s reasons for the last rejection. David Lidington has agreed to present this to the Secretary of State when Parliament reassembles after the General Election.

Improvements to cycleways

As part of mitigation works HS2 Ltd undertook to provide finance to Bucks County Council for the improvement of cycleways in the Wendover area. BCC have already consulted local cycle groups and together with the Parish Council are drafting a proposal. Before the proposal is finalised they would like to hear from anyone with suggestions to make, improve or create new cycleways. Please contact Emily Wingfield of Bucks County Council on ewingfield@ buckscc.gov.uk. Once responses are received a detailed proposal will be available for Public Consultation before work starts.

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Kieron Thomas A special mention to a true Wendover Man So our 2016/2017 campaign has come to an end. It’s been the most successful one for over a decade, with our first team being crowned Oving cup champions and finishing 3rd in the ADL Premier division.


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After such a triumphant season this is perhaps a great way for Mr Wendover to bow out after a 42 year long association with Wendover Football Club. This month we want to show our admiration and gratitude for our Club Secretary, Mr Kieron Thomas. Throughout his time at the club, Kieron has witnessed many great contests, victories, friendships and feats of selflessness. Kieron has been the heart and soul of our team for many years, taking on various roles including Player, Manager and Secretary. Hundreds of players have come and gone and probably never realised how much work this man puts into keeping this club of ours going and how pivotal he has been in ensuring that one of Wendover’s oldest clubs continues for the next generations. Today the committee is strong and the club has never had a brighter future. However rewind a few seasons and it was much darker days for the club. It is no understatement to say that without Kieron the club wouldn’t be running how it is today and the Committee and all of the club’s current members would like to wish Kieron a sincere Thank You for giving his time to us. He will be sorely missed from the club. We hope that Kieron enjoyed his playing days throughout the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 00’s (debuting in 1975 in the Wycombe District Premier Division - an outstanding achievement), and we would like to welcome him as a Lifetime Member of our club.

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Hearing Loss and Dementia Aston Hearing would like to congratulate the Wendover Dementia Alliance on their incredible initiative that launched on Thursday 18 May, see new logo above and article next month. We look forward to working with them to help provide the community support and information required to keep people living well at home for as long as possible.

we focus on”. – P Murali Doraiswamy, Duke University School of Medicine. The other main consequence of untreated hearing loss is dangerously slipping into social isolation. This can creep up on people, even those living with family. Hearing loss can make communication a challenge and it is very easy to find people becoming less and less involved with their friends, family and the community. To further support those with hearing loss to keep connected we offer two drop-in monthly coffee mornings – one in Thame and one in Amersham to encourage people to keep connected and keep talking in a safe, comfortable arena, where we will support their hearing and recognise the challenges.

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It’s June and Bucks Open Studios Yellow signs will be springing up all over the County for the 32nd time between 10 and 25 June. That means that there are many Artists and Makers opening their studios to show what stunning art work goes on throughout the County, often behind closed doors, and for those not able to open their workshops and studios there are many exhibitions in village halls and other venues. There is a comprehensive directory available, listing over 400 different artists and more than 200 different venues, and when they are open, (times and dates are different from venue to venue).

within a little bird told me gallery, in The Barn Courtyard, 25 High Street, where Sue Gosney will be exhibiting her paintings and Eddie Gosney his photography. This is new work from Sue & Eddie, so please do come and have a look! There is no obligation to buy.

Entrance to all of the events is free and there is no need to think that you have to buy, (but it is a great opportunity to purchase work directly from the artist or maker), just come and enjoy and hopefully be inspired by the breadth of talent around you.

Although Jeremy White and Godfrey Thorpe will not be opening their studio this year, Jeremy will be part of the Buckinghamshire Pottery & Sculpture Society Exhibition at Obsidian Art, Layby Farm, Stoke Mandeville, where there is an exciting and eclectic range of different artworks on show.

Susan Gray will be in her studio at 1 Robert Mews (more details below). Jane Miller and Diane Riddy will be at 157 Tring Road (see Local Face, p 29). Nearby, at the Halton Tennis Centre, Javier Gutierrez Polo will be exhibiting his photographs.

In Wendover three venues are open this year: The Courtyard Gallery which is upstairs Susan Gray, whose working art studio is

through t h e archway by the traffic lights in Wendover H i g h Street, will be taking part in B u c k s O p e n Studios this June. Susan is a sea and landscape artist who takes her inspiration from Devon, Cornwall and the Chilterns and also enjoys painting flowers. Her studio will be open every day 11-4 except Mondays and Wednesdays from Sunday 11 June to Sunday 25 inclusive. She will have lots of work on show plus sketchbooks and studies and will also be painting and demonstrating.


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Domestic & Commercial Electricians All welcome to come along and have a Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays of the open browse and chat. fortnight. Friday 16 it is open 2-8pm, Friday 23 2-5.30pm, and all weekends 10.30amKimble Arts - Artists showing are Ros 5.30pm. The historic Stewart Hall has good Castling, wearable and decorative felting, parking and wheelchair facilities. encaustic wax pictures; Kat Newman glass art and other crafts; Deborah Pengelly Demonstrations of arts and crafts will take domestic-ware and sculptural ceramics; place whenever possible. This is primarily Mike Spark acrylic paintings and mono- a free exhibition to encourage everyone to prints; Susie Upstone silver jewellery for access the arts; the artists like to entertain, everyday and special occasions; Jane Waller educate and encourage others to take up arts drawings of movement and books both and crafts for themselves. Everyone is very reference and childrens novels; Sue Ward welcome. detailed colourful rugs. Finally, refreshments: Kimble Arts are famed for their cream teas and home-made cakes. Kimble Arts are found in Stewart Hall on By Hand Books - Ros Long opens her studio the A4010 Aylesbury- at Layby Farm in Stoke Mandeville daily Princes Risborough during Bucks Open Studios. Drop in and road, almost opposite have a look at her handmade books and Little Kimble station chat with Ros! See advert front page. with the 300 bus stop Full details of dates and times are printed in outside. The exhibition the Bucks Open Studios Directory, available is open 10, 11, 16-18 from the Wendover Community Library, and and 23-25 June; i.e. on the website www.bucksopenstudios.org.uk.

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Kings Farm Shop is the brilliant local success story of a family business which has been expanding for over 35 years and is one of the longest standing Wendover retail businesses. Under the leadership of Garry King, Local Face June 1993, it has been offering quality produce and sustainable employment for all that time.

The latest extension in Nash Lee Road gives us all another Wendover opportunity for Registered member of the theatre food preparation. At Kings Farm British Association of Foot Health Professionals Shop, they not only offer homemade cooking - they let you see TAI CHI & QIGONG it! Sarah has been on the team Improves joints, mobility, balance, etc. since 2003 and during that All ages welcome time we've been able to enjoy Local venues. Day/evening classes. her pies, pasties and sausage Classes open to all ages. rolls. She is extending her range Contact Keith Fensom 07787 224823 to include lasagne and chilli. email: keith.fensom@gmail.com www.yangshengtaichi.com Do you have a favourite you'd

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It is an exciting time for the Chilterns MS Centre as they launch their new venture – Oakwood Wellbeing. As the Centre sees an increased number of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) accessing their ever expanding services, the Centre is launching Oakwood Wellbeing to generate new income. Oakwood Wellbeing’s vision is to be a centre of excellence for health, fitness and wellbeing services. It will encapsulate a development of the existing evening clinics providing physio and hydrotherapy for non-MS patients, oxygen therapy, new group exercise classes open to all and an exercise referral scheme. All of which will enable the charity to maximise the use of our fantastic facilities outside the hours we deliver care and support to people with MS. We have developed a range of high quality, client focused services that encourages, supports and empowers people to achieve and maintain their health and fitness goals. Our professional services will keep people healthier for longer to reduce the impact of long term conditions and injuries.

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Born in 2010, Esmé Davison-Hoult was featured as the youngest ever Local Face in Wendover News, in June 2015, to highlight her needs since her diagnosis of Rett Syndrome. Her parents Anthony and Abigail had set up a charity, Esmé’s Allstars, in February 2014 to raise money for all the specialist equipment she needs in order to thrive despite the “locked-in” nature of her symptoms. This includes a specialist “eye-gaze” system which enables her to hold her own with younger brother Patrick and others despite having lost the ability to speak. Mother Abigail has become an “eyegaze” tutor supporting others who need this vital technology. Esmé's Allstars places collection tins in various places. Esmé and her family were devastated, therefore, that one of these collection boxes was recently ransacked and found empty. If you would like to support Esmé, there is a Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Esmesallstars/ or go to www.gofundme.com/esmesallstars

In Memoriam

Clarice Watson (aged 98) died on Friday, 12 May 2017 at Hampden Hall Care Home. Clarice moved to Wendover six years ago, to live near to her family. She had spent all her 92 years in her home town of Blackburn Lancashire and was reluctant, to say the least, to moving South. However, she made many friends during her time here and remained independent and active until only the last couple of weeks of her life. Her family are grateful to all who helped and befriended her. Irene Morris

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National Open Farm Sunday is on 11 June, when over 300 farms around the UK will be open to the public. Road Farm (just Wendover side of Great Missenden) will be open to everyone from 1.30pm – 4.30pm for free. We’re also having a Barn Dance on 10 June to have fun and raise funds for the Community Interest Company to improve facilities for disabled farm helpers and educational visits.

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Local News To find out more about all the amazing things that happen on the farm (also just shortlisted for a Bayer/FACE award!), do visit www. roadfarmcountryways.com join us on Open Farm Sunday and speak to Wendy or Duncan. Offers to help always welcomed. RFCCIC have a “Wheels to Explore” project in May and June via Princes Risborough Tesco, fundraising for an All Terrain Wheelchair: please do remember to pop your shopping voting token in if you get a chance! Wendy Gray

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Further to my articles in the April and May deposit enough sand against the wall up to editions, news of other Rotary projects. the height of the wall and also to back fill the river for 100s of metres. The deposited A few years ago, Sandra Maizels persuaded sand retains water in the river bed, hence the Club to undertake a School Library the name Sand Dam. The absolute simplicity Project in South Africa. After 2 extremely of this technology is stunning. busy years of sustained effort the library was built and completed in 2015, named Children can go to school instead of collecting by the School as the Good Hope Library, as water while adults can concentrate on education is a passport for the children of farming and commercial enterprises. the township near Soweto to move onto better things. At the opening of the library Wendover Rotary was represented by a local School Aid colleague of Sandra’s.

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Currently local Rotary Clubs are working together to fund the building of a Sand Dam in Kenya, providing fresh water for local inhabitants and wildlife. It involves building a 2 metre high concrete wall across a dried up river bed. Typically the river only runs for a couple of weeks during and shortly after the rainy seasons. Rushing floodwater hits the wall and flows over it, depositing sand against it. In one season it is possible to

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Rotary is also about giving help to our neighbours. In late March, Rotary in Wendover raised enough money to give a bag of kit to the Spinal Unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital containing specialist equipment for

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a personal perspective badminton and kurking (curling on wheels instead of ice) as well as several sets of Active Hands (useful for people with no grip). It was delivered on Monday 24 April as part of a national Rotary initiative, see pp 18-19 in the April print edition of Wendover News.

companies to nominate up to 4 of their staff to join Rotary in Wendover. This can help towards Corporate Social Responsibility in the Annual Report, probably only really important if you are a listed PLC company. However, there is another benefit. In my previous existence, our company established overseas joint ventures and branches. The REALLY BIG problem was finding reliable local contacts. Rotary has these contacts. If I knew then what I know now, both the International Director and I would have joined Rotary, as I am sure it would have made our working life easier. With BREXIT imminent our government is telling us to go and export around the world. Trading into new markets is incredibly difficult but can be made much easier by having good, reliable local contacts.

However, Rotary is not only about raising money for charity. We enjoy the work we do and meet regularly to have simple meals just enjoying the social occasion. These meals are held at local restaurants and pubs including the King and Queen in Wendover and the Holiday Inn in Weston Turville. Rotary was originally set up by technical and professional people to do charitable activities and to create a network of contacts. Rotary has clubs in most countries and it is the biggest global charitable organisation. A Rotarian can go and visit another club anywhere in the UK or overseas. Links work This is my final article on Rotary. I hope you at business, charitable and personal levels. have found them interesting and thought provoking. There is so much more to say. To Rotary has now established a corporate find out more, look at www.wendoverrotary. membership category, so it is possible for org.uk. Why not join us? Kevin Towler

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A group of members of the Wendover Twinning Association will be travelling over to Liffré at the beginning of June, and during a soirée on the Friday night we will be presenting the Mayor with a gift that we have commissioned from local company Wendover Wood. They have done us proud, with a replica of the Clock Tower, made out of local wood. You can see it in a photo on the Wendover News Facebook page. The full inscription on the base reads ‘Wendover – Liffré. Twinned since 1976’. Do have a look and admire Bob and Adam’s excellent work. The soirée will continue with a meal, entertainment and dancing and the following day we will all go on an outing to a secret destination. Luckily during this action-packed weekend we’ll have a chance to spend some quiet time with our hosts before getting the coach and ferry back on Monday morning.

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Leaders could not quite keep up with them but were second in the leaders competition with a respectable time of 5 hours exactly. A final ‘Well Done’ goes to the Brownie Team from Stoke Mandeville who came second in Wendover & Halton Cycling Club their category. Visit our charity stall at the WHCC has been active for over a year, running Wendover Farmers Market on Saturday 17 regular rides from our base, Otec Bikes at the June to see what else we have been doing. Halton Tennis Centre. We are pleased to have Hilary Gilby been accredited as a British Cycling Club, which has facilitated the growth in all aspects Wendover Bowls Club of the day-to-day riding operations. Don’t forget that Wendover Bowls Club on Dobbins Lane is having Open Days each Our Wednesday evening and Sunday Friday in June, starting at 6pm. All you need morning local mountain bike rides have are flat-soled shoes; they’ll supply the rest! been growing in popularity, with several ride www.wendoverbowlsclub.co.uk leaders on hand making sure that we can accommodate riders of all ages and abilities. Wendover Library Reading Group Saturday road rides have also started and are Meetings take place on the first Thursday also proving popular. of every month in the Library meeting In addition to our own local rides, on 22 April, 13 club members took part in a 50km Chiltern Off Road Sportive from Princes Risborough School. Our members will be at future local events including the Bucks Off Road Sportive and Mix 96 Tour De Vale. More information can be found on our website www.wendoverhaltoncc.org.uk or on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Email: rides@wendoverhaltoncc.org.uk.

room, 7-8pm. The books are provided by the Library each month so they are quite a varied selection and usually prompt plenty of discussion. This is a very friendly and informal meeting where we go over the last month’s read, followed by discussion of other books we have read or been recommended. We often end up with some general chat about events in and around Wendover. If anyone is interested in joining, they are very welcome to turn up or contact Penny on 07836 695512 for any further information. Penny Miles

If you are passing, stop in and speak with Lee at Otec, or join us for an evening MTB trail ride (every Wednesday, 18:30) or Sunday Wendover Cricket Club mornings, 08:30. Road rides Saturday The Club is currently recruiting players mornings, 08:30. for all senior teams (Saturday and Sunday games) of all ability levels and ages. If you Squash Success would like to play cricket please contact us. Katie Malliff won all her matches at the Enquiries: Jonathan Seabrook: 01296 623286 European Squash Championships in Prague, or jseabrook@talktalk.net Junior enquiries held 13 & 14 May. England took both the please contact Richard Peck: 01296 624209 U15 and U17 titles! Congratulations to all or richard@rcpeck.co.uk UMPIRING – Your the winners! Club needs you! Umpires are a requirement of league cricket and the club would Wendover District success in Bucks welcome anyone who would like to umpire Guiding Competition Hike 13 May on a regular or occasional basis in 2017 and Guides and Brownies entered several teams beyond. Training courses / refreshers are in the Annual Competition Hike and we had available along with small weekly match fees. some excellent results. The team from 2nd If you’re interested, please contact Jonathan Wendover Guides, ‘The Crazy Team’, won Seabrook for more information. the 10Km category in a time of 2 hours 2 minutes. We also entered four other 10Km Wendover Junior Football Club teams from both 1st and 2nd Wendover WJFC recently had its presentation day, and Guides, with one of the teams coming would like to thank all the businesses that third. The 2nd Wendover Guides 20Km contributed raffle prizes. Also congratulations team, ‘GATT’, also won their category in a to the Under 13s winning the Berks&Bucks fast time of 4 hours 1 minute. Wendover Cup and the U15s the league. Well done! www.wendovernews.co.uk

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You Write Roads at Princess Mary Gate

It is now five and a half years since we moved in to our house, (a lot longer for many residents), yet the roadworks are still not completed, and indeed the completion is not even happening any time soon.

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At their pre-Annual Meeting buffet lunch this year the Trustees heard from two talented young girls from Wendover, Katie Malliff and Olivia Phillips. They talked enthusiastically about the commitment they give in their daily lives to fitness and playing squash This is just shocking. It seems there is that has led to their success in Regional and nothing anyone can do, except to publicise National Squash Championships. the disgraceful way the residents of Princess Mary Gate are being treated. There are over Since last year’s AGM, the Trust received 11 400 houses here, and we were told when we applications for grants and 7 were awarded bought our houses that the site handover to totalling £4,189. the council would be in two years. At the meeting, the Chairman, Mrs Clayton, What can we do? welcomed Mr John Mayhead who has Princess Mary Gate Resident replaced Mr Mike Beard as the Trustee representing The Wendover Society. Also in Information supplied by a representative attendance were Mr Steve Bishop and Mrs of Barratt Homes, the Princess Mary Gate Caroline Harrington as ‘Trustees Designate’. contractor: We have employed a specialist consultant to The Trustees considered 21 applications for help us complete the works and they have grants. Because of the major expenditure now reviewed and updated the scope of needed on two of the Trust’s Listed works with Buckinghamshire highways to properties in Pound Street, with a further ensure that it is agreed and represents all vacant property needing refurbishment, work required. the Trustees were not able to make grants on a similar scale to previous years. The Whilst we wait for this confirmation we Trustees had to base their decisions on the have instructed legal work to be started most pressing need. They very much regret in an effort to satisfy both ourselves and that they were unable to make a grant to a Buckinghamshire Highways that the works number of applicants this year. can progress without hindrance and can be adopted as soon as possible thereafter. A total of £7,880 was awarded at the meeting, Whilst we expect this to take a few weeks, these grants being distributed as follows:whilst this continues we have scheduled Education: £2,250 further meetings with the contractor so that Elderly: £700 they may start to prepare execution and Individuals: £3,030 safety plans which will need to be agreed by Organisations: £1,900 the relevant authorities. We have however In addition, the third payment of £10,000 given firm indication that we wish this work to the Wendover Youth Centre, which was to be carried out during the summer months promised in 2015, was made. when we can take advantage of fair weather. Glenys Newman, Clerk

These are the people we have voted for and appear to be trying to protect the Vale from further large scale development. And yet it keeps happening. Fields, hedgerows and copses in Aston Clinton, Stoke Mandeville, Weston Turville and Wendover are being ripped up under the teeth of the developer’s diggers. In Worlds End the preservation of a Site of Special Scientific Interest in its current condition hangs by a thread dependent on the decision to be made by the Planning Inspectorate in June. My question is, to those who can answer, via this newspaper, who is doing this to us and the Vale? More importantly why are they doing this? We do not want it. My elected representatives do not want it. So please, tell us, the people who pay their council tax to those paid to make these decisions, why you want it? At the very least, we deserve an answer. Helen Sharp

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I live overlooking the canal at the Wharf Road end and have witnessed 2 events over the last few weeks carried out by the same local resident! Both incidents occurred very early in the morning. The first incident took place in April when he dumped his old compost barrel next to the poo bin by the canal, the next happened in May when he was seen carrying an AVDC brown bin along the canal and dumping it in the bushes! I find abhorrent this blatant disregard for our community. I hope he decides in his early walks to recover the bins he dumped and dispose of them in the correct manner! Canalside Resident

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Part of our contractor’s duties will be to make residents aware of the programme of works. We would like to assure all residents of our commitment to undertake these works as quickly as possible but must do so with the correct approvals and authorisation in place.

Who makes the planning decisions As a dog owner, l totally agree with the letter posted [in April’s edition]. It infuriates me for Aylesbury Vale?

Election Thanks from Steve Bowles

From local planning meetings I have attended, conversations with councillors at all levels and from concerned comments posted by my MP on various planning applications regarding large scale developments in the Vale, it is clear, all of these individuals seem to agree with many of their constituents that large scale developments pose a threat in

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I am somewhat confused about how democracy is supposed to work in Aylesbury Vale. I have parish councillors, district councillors, county councillors and an MP.

that people either do not pick up their dog mess, or do then tie it to a tree, fence or leave on the side. To the non picker uppers, shame on you. You choose to have a dog, be responsible and clean up after them. It gives those of us who do collect and clean up a bad name. For the picker uppers who then tie to a tree, fence or place daintily on the side THERE IS NO POO FAIRY! Who exactly do you think picks them up? In the word of a famous TV advert involving small furry creatures: SIMPLES! Elisa Yarkony

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RAF Halton Team Legless visits RAF Halton

Mr Stuart Robinson and Flight Sergeant Darren Norman have visited RAF Halton to deliver an inspirational speech to Station personnel and Airman’s Development Flight. The two have known each other since school days and joined the military at the same time in 2001, but back in February 2013 Stu’s life took a dramatic change of direction. A Corporal serving in the Royal Air Force Regiment, a husband and a father, Stu was on his fourth deployment to Afghanistan. Both Stu and his family were used to his frequent deployments and this one started off like any other. During a vehicle patrol, his vehicle drove over and initiated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). The IED was detonated right underneath his seat and he took the full impact of the explosion. Stu’s left leg was amputed at the scene, with his right leg hanging on by a thread, his spine was fractured in 18 different places, both scapula were fractured, his lower left

arm, sternum, pelvis and jaw in three places. The formation of TEAM LEGLESS was initially for the purpose of giving Stu something to focus on and competing in Airfield Anarchy, in 2015, was the first event and subsequently increased the profile of the team. This is when the focus of TEAM LEGLESS changed in the fact that it was now inspiring others as well, with Darren posing the question that if Stu can do these events with no legs then why can’t I? Stu went on to be selected for the Invictus Games in 2014 where, competing in Wheelchair Rugby, he came away with a gold medal and a bronze in the 2016 games; his aim now is to be selected for TEAM GB for the 2020 Paralympics.

TEAM LEGLESS is a group of serving members of the Armed forces, who attempt challenges and show with teamwork, motivation and determination, that anybody irrespective of their disability can still complete any challenge put in front of them. To give you an idea on what TEAM LEGLESS have planned over the next 24 months: • Hand cycle 455 miles in 24 hours • Invictus Games - Robbo is hoping to represent TEAM GB again in Orlando. • The Great Glen Way in 24 hours - this will consist of over 60 miles of cycling, canoeing the length of Loch Ness and running/wheelchair. • A Para Triathlon. • The Yorkshire 3 Peaks. • Canoe across the UK. • RAAM - A 3000 mile bike ride across America. • Airfield Anarchy / Afterburner

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Local Faces: Jane Miller & Diane Riddy ‘JADI’

Twin sisters Jane Miller, who lives in Wendover, and Diane Riddy, have joined forces to paint under the name of ‘Jadi’ – a most intriguing concept!! Home for some 25 plus years, was Seer Green, just on the outskirts of Beaconsfield in the idyllic Buckinghamshire countryside. Having a very practical father, they often found themselves helping dad with chores and found they were quite creative in one way or another! The garden shed was painted and became a Hospital for sick animals. They produced their first masterpiece at the age of about 7 years using a variety of items out of the garage including rusty nails, old rubber piping and some very sticky substance, probably used in the plumbing industry, as that was dad’s profession. It did keep them amused for hours and out from under their mother’s feet! School life was endearing – Art, of course being the favourite lesson, it seemed far more exciting than the ‘three R’s’! If the clocks could be turned back! How things could have turned out so differently but in those days they were encouraged to get a ‘proper job’ so both left school to become shorthand typists. No formal art training! Fast forward now some 30+ years – Jane travelled the world with her husband’s career and both held jobs and raised families.

About 8 years ago, Diane had a fall whilst out walking (should have taken more water with it!) resulting in an ankle fracture and leaving her immobile for about 7 weeks. This resulted in her being taken to a local art class – and that is really where it all started. The teacher was so encouraging and gave her the confidence to exhibit a painting in a local exhibition – and how amazed and excited she was when she found out it had sold. Jane soon got her paint brushes out on retiring from a full time job and many hours were spent painting together, albeit working on separate pieces.

JADI. They appreciate it is a rather different concept and many people ask ‘Does one twin do the left side and the other the right?’ It very seldom happens like that. They literally work on various sections together until they have evolved an end result. They only ever work on the pieces together and have produced varying subjects, which have invariably sold quickly at local exhibitions. They continue to conjure up new ideas and their subject matter has included busy street scenes, parrots and elephants and even a painting of Queen Victoria. Being self taught artists, their approach to painting remains unorthodox and they forever strive Jane was lucky enough to get a commission to produce different pieces using a variety of from a very well known lady, running to a textiles and methods. very tight time-scale but Diane was there to assist – mainly mixing the paint and passing This year they are taking part again in Bucks the brushes and, of course, making the tea! Open Studios (see also pages 16 & 17) from Once completed, they decided they would Jane’s Studio and Garden in Wendover. try to produce a ‘joint’ painting – it was Please do try and pop along to see them if always going to prove to be a challenge but you can during this period. They would like they found that they were definitely on the to welcome you and the kettle will most same wavelength and have now produced definitely be on! Full details can be found on several large canvases under the name of Jane’s website www.janemillerart.com.

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


Tue & Wed


Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell

01296 624089

Tue, Thu, Fri


Thames Valley Police at Wendover Community Library

0845 230 3232

Tue & Fri


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




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



Colour Wheel Art Class, all topics, Ellesborough Parish Hall

Steve Hedges 01844 273076



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

01494 475367


10.15 & 11.15

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

0845 2303232



Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell


19.00 or 20.15

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




Halton Singers, Halton Village Hall




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


Wed, SUN, last Fri

09.30 or stated

Cycle Rides with Local Cycle Touring Clubs




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

01296 621143



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




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



17.30 or 19.30

Slimming World, John Colet School

Janet 07817 168657



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

Justine 07773 047684



Halton Military Wives Choir rehearsals




Adult Swimming Classes, Wendover Pool

Sharon 07990 521679



Sketch Club, £10 per session, Wendover Library Room

Julie 07710 196334



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


Thu & SAT


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



Wendover Weekly Market, Manor Waste



Fun Dog Training, Ellesborough Parish Hall




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

01296 621143



Sparrowhawks Netball Training, courts by Your Cafe in the Park



19.00 & 20.00

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

01442 865734



Taekwondo for ages 5 and up, Wendover CofE Junior School




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




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

01296 709593



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



Healing Meditation Group, £10



11.00 & 13.30

Lipreading and Hearing Loss Course, Library Room




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

Paul Hammett 01296 621162



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

JUST 01296 623123



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

Liz 01296 622895



Cycle Rides with Aylesbury Cyclist Touring Club, locations vary




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



Tea & Cakes, St Mary’s Church



Bingo at the Legion Club, Chiltern Road, all welcome

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Exhibitions & activities at Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP, see p 2 Gallery Exhibitions, a little bird told me gallery, Barn Courtyard. Tue-Sat 10.00-17.00, Sun 11.00-16.00 “Thy Kingdom Come” prayer activity, churches throughout Wendover, see p 3 The Wendover Society Coffee Morning, Wendover Library Room, see ad p 4 Simply Walk at Wendover Woods, near Cafe in the Woods Wendover Library Reading Group, Wendover Library Room, see p 25 Wendover Bowls Club Open Day, every Friday in June, Bowls Club, Dobbins Lane, see p 3 “The Jets” return with DJs. Wed 14 7pm, “Village Gate Band Jam”, see ad p 16 St Leonards Fete (horse show 9.30, dog show 13.00, fete 14.00), St Leonards Village Hall HP23 6NW, see p 4 Diana Hardacre Art Exhibition, 1 Bates Lane, Weston Turville, see ad p 4 Bucks Bird Club Field Meeting, Lakenheath RSPB Reserve IP27 9AD, also Sat 10, 19.30, GU24 8QX see p 4 Nature Walk with BBOWT, Weston Turville Reservoir, also Sat 10, Dancersend and Tue 13, Grangelands, see p 4 Wendover Arm Trust Restoration Open Day, St Mary’s Drayton Beauchamp HP22 5LS, see p 4 The 100 Walk for Hampden Fields Action Group, Weston Turville Village Hall, see p 4 The Bird Table businesswomen’s group, The Red Lion Learn My Way computer courses, please book, Wendover Community Library, see p 2 Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society Meeting, Stewart Hall, Little Kimble HP17 0XN, see p 4 Wendover U3A members meeting, St Mary’s Church, Wendover Buckland, Drayton Beauchamp and Aston Clinton WI, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS International Conversation, please book, Wendover Community Library, see p 2 Moonrakers Celtic band, Ellesborough Church, see p 5 Bucks Open Studios, locations throughout Buckinghamshire, see pp 16-17 Chiltern Music Therapy Fundraising Golf Day, Chiltern Forest Golf Club, see p 5 Family Fun Day, St Mary’s Weston Turville, see ad p 5 Wendover CofE Junior School Summer Fayre, schools campus, Wharf Road, see p 5 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild - Tapestry Weaving, SM Methodist Church HP22 5UJ, see p 5 Barn Dance, Road Farm, Gt Missenden. Sun 11, Open Farm Day, 13.30-16.30. See p 5. Wendover Music concert - London Handel Players, St Mary’s Church Wendover, see ad p 5 Contemplative Fire Gathering for Christians, St Mary’s Church Wendover Wendover WI - “On and Off the Footplate” with Bill Davies, St Anne’s Hall, see p 6 Chiltern Humanists - “Science in an Age of Endarkenment” with David Colquhoun. Wen Library Room, see p 6 Mikron Theatre - “Best Foot Forward”, Lindengate Site, Aylesbury Road HP22 6BD, see ad p 5 Grandparents Association Support Group, Holiday Inn HP22 5QT Wendover Memorial Hall Management Committee AGM, Committee Room, Wendover Memorial Hall Aston Clinton, Buckland & Drayton Beauchamp Horticultural Society, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS, see p 6 Legacy Fairs Antiques & Collectors Market, Wendover Memorial Hall, see ad p 5 Wendover Horticultural Society members meeting, Wendover Library Room Aylesbury Centre of the National Trust - “Concept of Pain” with Dr Tony Maisley, Broughton Jr Schl HP20 1NQ Aston Wine Club - Guy Boursot (www.boursot.com), Buckland Village Hall HP22 5HZ, see p 7 On Screen - “Lion” (PG), Wendover Library Room, see p 7 Wendover Local Produce Market, Manor Waste Fiona Faber Summer Fair, 13 High Street, see ad p 6 Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre Mixed Netball Tournament, John Colet School, see p 7 Bucks & MK Armed Forces Day, Aylesbury Rugby Football Club, HP22 5RN, see p 7 Bucks Family History Society - “Investigating Legal Records For Family History”, Southcourt Comm Ctre, see p 7 St. Michael & All Angels Family Quiz & BBQ, St. Michael’s, Aston Clinton, see p 7 Knit & Natter knitting group, Wendover Community Library, see p 2 Summer Solstice Walk to Coombe Hill, starts Wendover Library Car Park, 5 miles, moderate. See p 2 Weston Turville U3A members meeting, Aylesbury Rugby Football Club HP22 5RN Aston Clinton, Buckland & Drayton Beauchamp Horticultural Society visit to Bledlow Manor Gardens Acer Corner gardens open for NGS, 10 Manor Road, Wendover, see p 8 Pace Big Walk & Big Cycle, start time & location varies, see website for details. Also p 8. Weston Turville Village Fete, Weston Turville Village Hall, see p 8 11 The Paddocks gardens open for NGS, 11 The Paddocks, Wendover, see p 8 Cream Teas at St Mary’s Weston Turville, see ad p 4 Reading Group for the Visually Impaired, Wendover Community Library Memory Pathways activity sessions for people with memory issues, Lindengate Site HP22 6BD Weston Turville Historical Society - “AGM & Summer Special”, WT Village Hall, see p 8

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Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

View from the Chair

Where did the year go? It only seems weeks since the 2016 Annual Parish Meeting and whoosh, we’ve just had the 2017 edition. I would like to thank our speakers, the Deputy Head Girl and Boy from the John Colet School who did a grand job. This year’s meeting included a lively question and answer session about the RAF Halton closure, the limited influence the Parish Council has on planning, HS2 and the difficulty of getting action from TfB. We also had the Neighbourhood Plan on display. I’d like to see more people attend as, for me, it’s a great opportunity to listen to your concerns and an opportunity for you to hear what your neighbours think. There’s even a glass of wine or a soft drink, so why not come next year? Tom Walsh, Chairman

obstruction. Often, people believe that there is no traffic offence committed by these thoughtless drivers. Whatever the legal position, most people who care for their community have more common sense and know that cars belong on the road.

Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 6 June, 7.30pm St Anne’s Hall

Tree Survey

From time to time we shall be running surveys to help judge opinions and concerns in the Community. Currently the survey is asking about more trees in Wendover. It can be completed on our website and will close at the end of June.

Local Produce Market Manor Waste, 9am to 1pm Saturday 17 June

Parking on the pavement

In Wendover there is an epidemic of parking with two wheels on the pavement and across dropped kerbs. It blocks the footpath so that pedestrians, those with prams, mobility scooters, wheelchairs or impaired sight are put at risk as a favourite location near the centre of they struggle to find Wendover a way around the

Manor. A Puma helicopter performed a fly past. Wendover Parish Council, which organised the event, would like to thank all those that took part and the substantial number of people who turned up to support our service personnel.

Did you know . . . ? Your Parish Council provides two areas of free to use fitness equipment in Hampden Meadow and Ashbrook playing fields?


The National Grid are currently carrying out extensive works to pylons to upgrade existing supplies. Concerns have been raised by residents that HS2 Ltd had begun enabling works without informing the Community. We have received assurances from HS2 Ltd that this is not the case and that we will be kept fully informed in advance of any works connected with the Railway.

Freedom Parade

A sunny Sunday, on 14 May saw troops Congratulations! We would like to congratulate the Wendover from RAF Halton, Action Group (WAG) on 20 YEARS running bayonets fixed the Community Minibus. WAG has quietly and band playing, and reliably provided an important service marching through supporting older or disabled residents who Wendover exercising would be unable to get to market, church their Freedom of or social events. The WAG Committee work the Vale. The salute hard to keep the service running, but they was taken by the CO need more volunteer drivers. If you are of RAF Halton, the under 70 and would like to help, please Lord Lieutenant of contact Christine Baker on acbaker68@ Buckinghamshire virginmedia.com. and our Lord of the Wendover Parish Council, The Clock Tower, High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU



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8.00am Holy Communion 1st Sunday at St Mary’s, thereafter at St Anne’s 9.00am Holy Communion & 10.30am Varied Family Services Jnr Church St MICHAEL’S C of E HALTON: 6.00pm Service every Sunday For more about church services, courses and meetings visit the Churches Together Office:


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