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Halton Lane Appeal from 27 June

Readers who submitted objections to the proposed development of Land to the North of Aylesbury Road, recognised locally as the field between Halton Lane and World’s End Lane, will have received a letter dated 5 June notifying them of a Public Inquiry starting at 10am on Tuesday 27 June. The Wendover Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group and Wendover Parish Council hope to appear at this Inquiry which is scheduled to take several days. Members of the public are able to attend. See also pages 15 & 32. Appeal: 16/00068/NONDET Application: 16/01017/AOP APP: J0405/W/16/3158833

objections. Watch the planning meeting at interactive/273907/start_time/7425000.

Wendover Area Youth Board

Wendover Youth Centre (WYC) is delighted to be working on a new project with Aylesbury Youth Action, and very thankful for the Local Area Forum’s funding to make this a reality. If you are a young person between the age of 13 - 18 (or are in school years 8 and above), and you want to be part of something Bigger, then this is the project for you. More about Way Board on page 17.

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21 July, 12.30-3.30pm, Ashbrook(Castle)Park Wrist Bands £5 for unlimited goes on AVDC Local Plan everything (not including food). Inflatables, To read the about the latest version of Vale go karts, archery, sumo suits, water fight of Aylesbury Local Plan, see page 25. zone and more!

Wendover Schools Expansion

This event is mainly aimed at teenagers, As Wendover News goes to press, we have however children will be welcome. learned that the plans for the Wharf Road Campus expansion have been approved If you would like to help at the festival please by Bucks County Council, despite local contact WYC.

RAF Flypast

Tuesday 11 & 25 July at 1.30pm

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

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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!

9 - Wendover Clocktower (inc NEWCOMERS RIDE), 16 - Watermead Inn HP19 0FX, 23 - Stone Crossroads HP18 0NH. 30 - 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 Cake & Biscuit Decorating sports village. Parking, showers/changing and Cornelli Sugarcraft (see ad page 4) runs courses café on site. Contact Otec Bikes for information each term. See events pages 30 & 31) 07824 828024. See advert page 18.

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 4 July at 10.30 and 6 & 9 July at 10.00. Have a look at the listings on pages 26 & 27 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: 2 - Stoke Mandeville Combined School,

Regular Events at Wendover Library

Learn My Way computer training first Tuesday of each month, please book. International Conversation - Fri 14, please book. Knit & Natter, Tue 18, 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.

Lacey Green Windmill

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.

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Events Bucks County Museum

Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Free entry. Visit the fantastic Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, café, shop and garden. Featuring (until 8 July) “HS2: Intervention”, (1 July-28 October) “Textile Treasures of the Embroiderers’ Guild”, (22 July-2 September) “A History of Britain in Lego”. See www. for all opening times, exhibitions and events.

Art Exhibitions at a little bird told me gallery

Tue-Sun, Barn Courtyard, Wendover Exhibitions throughout the summer. From 11 July to 5 August, Di Oldfield’s work will be on display. Appearance by the artist 16 July. www.alittlebirdtoldm​

National Scams Awareness Month

July is National Scams Awareness Month. Although Wendover is not a known hotspot for scamming, the Dementia Alliance is aware of a number of recent instances where local people living with dementia have been victims of either rogue trading or bogus prize draws. Where they become aware of a victim, Trading Standards and Adult Social Care can put in both technology, such as a call blocker and other programmes to protect the systematic loss of someone’s life savings and also reduce the isolation or loneliness that is often a root cause. If you know a person who receives masses of post every day, perhaps is

July 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.

A Little Bird Gallery: Spend over £5 and receive one free pack of Letterpress cards Hemingford Pest Control: £10 off ANY accepted quote 07736 327808 Lady Grey: 10% OFF Tuesday to Friday Martin Holman: 10% off domestic treatment prices 07510 290321 No2 Pound Street: 10% OFF our delicious Deli Tasting Platters (not in conjunction with any other offers) Perry House Dental Surgery: 20% off bleaching, conditions apply The Loft Studio & Gallery: FREE artist’s card with Limited Edition print purchase Vapor Clean: 10% discount to new customers on 1st oven or carpet clean Village Environmental Services: 20% discount on accepted estimate for CCTV drain survey or drain clearance, 07850 635844 Wendover Computers: 10% off install, setup and data transfer when purchasing a nano or laptop. 10% off Windows Vista upgrades., 0800 3118385, 07881 555482 Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre: 10% off pet consultations and vaccinations (T& Cs apply) 01296 623439 Wendover Wood: 10% discount 01296 623869

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Events a hoarder, or their phone never stops ringing with sales type calls then they may be a victim of fraud. This can be confidentially reported to Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards on 0300 123 2329.

Worlds End to Lands End Static Ride

Sat 8, starts 9am, Worlds End Gdn Ctre Chilterns MS Centre are trying to raise SUMMER FAYRE £5K by cycling 311 miles in just 9 hours on Saturday 15 July 2pm to 5pm static bikes. Please contact them to register Plants, cakes, books, tombolas, refreshments, to cycle or volunteer to help support the white elephants, nearly new, bell tower open Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild event. Enquiries 424982 Indoors if wet Sat 1, 10am-4pm, S Mandeville Meth Church or 01296 823040. Seminar - “Peg Looms & Weaving Sticks” with You are warmly invited to Caroline Marriott. Also Sat 15 2.30-4.30pm Askett Open Gardens A Service for Wholeness and Healing Stitching Session with members. Sat 8, 1-5pm, Askett St Mary’s Church, Wendover Adults £5 to enter all eight gardens. Teas Sunday 16 July 2017 at 6.30pm Party in the Garden available. Free parking. See advert this page. Sat 1, 4pm, Shoulder of Mutton The service lasts The tradition continues - this year benefitting Open Day & BBQ for about 40 minutes Chilterns MS Centre. See advert front page. Sat 8, 2-5pm & 6-8pm, St Michael & All Angels Aston Clinton HP22 5HJ CONCERT In the church grounds, a traditional afternoon KEHS Events St Mary the Virgin W/Turville fête followed by BBQ. All welcome. Make & Sun 2, 2-4.30pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN Saturday 22 July, 7.30 Bake competition. Free entry. Summer Show & Plant Sale Come and see The Dixieland Swing Kings some wonderful displays of flowers and Trad Jazz in 1960’s style Tickets £10 at door, U18 free vegetables and enjoy a delicious home-made Chilterns Dog Rescue Society Dog Show Wine, refreshments included. cream tea. Also Tue 4, 8pm, Evening Garden Sun 9, 1-5pm, St Leonards Hall & Field Enquiries 424982 Visit: Cedar House, Bacombe Lane, Wendover. Volunteers required. Stalls & refreshments St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville

Askett Open Gardens Open Gardens day

in aid of the Air Ambulance Saturday 8 July from 1pm to 5pm Visit 8 different gardens within easy walking distance, teas served at two gardens

Admission adults £5 for entrance to all gardens

Plant stall Free parking Wheel chair access Dogs on lead

Halton Open Gardens Sunday 9 July 2017 2.00 – 5.30 £3 per adult, accompanied children free

Start at any of the dozen gardens Home made teas will be in the garden of Canal Cottage We will be supporting the local Dementia Awareness campaign this year through

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of the Melody Room Jazz Band. Dr Riley’s pool will be open should the children wish to have a fun swim. Lifeguards will be in attendance. The event will again be open to non-members. Early booking is advised.

With donations to the Churchyard fund and the MS Society


Jazz Picnic on Sunday 16 July 2017 Come and enjoy the beauty of Dr Riley's gardens, bring your own food, drink, chairs etc, be serenaded by the sweet tones

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Halton Open Gardens

Sun 9, 2-5.30pm, Halton Village In support of Dementia Awareness. £3 per adult, accompanied children free. Home made teas at Canal Cottage. 12 gardens to see! See advert page 4.

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Thu 13, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Aylesbury Georgia Mancio & Guillermo Rozenthuler “A Celebration of South American Song”. Tickets from Frank, 07518 306552.

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Thu 13, 8-9.30pm, Wendover Library Room Young Adult author Teri Terry on ‘Plotting Sun 9, 3.30pm, St Dunstan’s HP27 9JE A concert of music for string orchestra Without a Plan’. All welcome. Members free, including Bach’s Double Violin Concerto in £4 for visitors. D minor and Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro for Strings. Tickets £8. 01844 761535. Summer Reading Challenge and More! Wendover Community Library Fri 14, 5-6.30pm, come dressed as your Contemplative Fire Gathering favourite spy for the “Animal Agents” joiners Sun 9, 6.30-7.30pm, St Mary’s Church Christian study group.“Pilgrimage to Now party. Sat 15, 10.30am-12.15pm, coffee & Here” is the July topic. Please arrive 6.15 for cake in the garden, Restaurant Raffle draw, DVD & book sale (all day). Fri 21, 5.15-6.15pm, a 6.30 start.

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Events Animal Agents Story Time. Fri 28 11am- Missenden Abbey Summer Fair 12noon, Animal Agents bookmark craft. Sun 16, 11am, Missenden Abbey In aid of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. More than 50 stalls! Kids activities, Book Club Sat 15, 10.30am, Wendover Christian Ctre Bake Off competition, mini market, Wendover Free Church opens its Book Club refreshments, and a raffle and tombola for to anyone who has an interest in reading. No the charity. set books. Coffee, tea & sometimes cake!

The Wendover Society Jazz Picnic

Sun 16, afternoon, The Red House Listen to the Melody Room Jazz Band, swim Sat 15, 2-5pm, St Mary Virgin, W Turville Traditional fete with stalls, games, “nearly in the pool, meet your neighbours! Non new”- and refreshments, too! Bell tower members welcome. See advert page 4. open. All indoors if wet. See advert page 4.

Summer Fayre

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healing touch and peace of God. It is for anyone who is hurting or suffering in any way, whether it be through loss, pain, anxiety or a chronic condition. You don’t have to be a churchgoer to attend. All welcome. See advert page 4.

NEWS FROM WENDOVER HEALTH CENTRE - 01296 623452 Wendover Health Centre is also on Ordering repeat prescriptions

Repeat medicines can be ordered through our website (see above), by email to, in writing, or by ticking required items on the counterfoil of your previous prescription and handing this into the surgery or Lloyd’s pharmacy in Wendover. Telephone messages can easily be misunderstood and cannot be audited if something goes wrong; therefore in future we will only take prescription requests over the phone in exceptional circumstances.

Online services

Did you know that you can get access to your medical record including recent test results on line, as well being able to book appointments? To register for this service, you will need to attend Reception in person; please bring a form of photographic ID and documentation confirming your address.

Travel Clinic

If you are travelling overseas this summer and require health advice and immunisations, we offer a private travel health service. Please return a completed travel form (available on our website) as soon as possible so that we can accommodate your needs. Most vaccines and malaria prevention tablets will incur a charge.

Being safe in the sun

In summer a fair skinned person’s unprotected skin can burn severely after 20-30 minutes in the sun. Sunburn means that the affected skin cells are damaged and in the long run increases the risk of skin cancers. We see many patients with the long-term effects of sun damage to their skin. This includes basal cell cancer, which is the commonest reason for referral to a skin specialist, and there has been a sharp increase in cases of malignant melanoma. Protect yourself by keeping out of the sun as much as possible, wearing suitable clothing and a hat, and regular application of a sun cream with an SPF of at least 15. From April to September we recommend you put sun cream on your face and other exposed areas every day; even on cloudy days there are significant levels of damaging ultraviolet radiation.

Sponsorship in support of Rennie Grove Hospice Care

Many readers will be familiar with work of Rennie Grove who provide high quality palliative care for patients in their own homes at the end of life. They are the main provider of these services in the Wendover area and we work very closely with them. Their work has enabled many local residents to stay at home in the last days of their life. On Sunday 2 July, Drs Charles Todd and Rory Reed will be running the Ashridge half marathon in support of their work. Please sponsor them at fundraising/charles-todd or rory-reed.

Fri 21, 12:30- 3:30pm, Ashbrook Park Celebrate the end of the school year! Wrist Bands £5, more details front page. Fri 21, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room “Hidden Figures” explores the role played in the US space programme during the 1960s by some remarkable African-American women.

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Celebrating Food and Drink Producers of the Chilterns Wine - Beer - Cheese - Chocolate - Ice Cream Bread - Chutney - Jams - Cereals - Nuts - Oils - Dips and plenty more! FREE ENTRY 10am - 4pm Manor Waste (the Market Square) Wendover HP22 6EJ for more information, visit call us on 01296 585022 or email


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The unit was formed in June 1966 and the current leaders have successfully been running it for the past 12 years - that's a lot of volunteering hours! They have contributed enormously to the local community and have seen girls benefit and grow during their time with Girlguiding. If no volunteers come forward, this established unit will close this summer which will be a great loss to Weston Turville village life and limit opportunities for young girls in the future. Girlguiding is an amazing organisation, not only for the girls but for leaders too. Please take time to consider how you could ensure the survival of this long standing unit. To find out more, please email or take a look at Alternatively, you can contact Girlguiding Buckinghamshire County office on 01296 487683, Girlguiding UK on 0800 169 59 01 or email

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Bucks Family History Society Open Day • 7 Sep - Chafor Winery tour and tasting, Sat 29, 10am-4pm, The Grange School HP21 7NH Your opportunity to talk to guest family history societies from around the country. A free introductory talk will be given, aimed at those new to family history. Entry is free, and tea and coffee will be available, so why not bring a packed lunch and make a day of it. Free parking at the venue.

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raising funds for Pace, £30pp. This pleasurable experience will have you and your fellow connoisseurs experiencing the delights of the Chafor Wine Estate. Owners Stephanie and Tim have closed the doors for an exclusive tour of their family run vineyard, bursting with delicious wines waiting to be tried. With the wine tasting session you can hone your palate that will enhance your wine drinking experience and knowledge. Relax with your friends over a BBQ lunch and browse Chafor products and services and other local stallholders. Contact Leah on 01296 616974 or email to request your booking form. • 16 Sep - Wendover Music Jazz with the Alex Ridout Quintet, featuring Tom Ridout. An evening of Jazz Classics mixed with new compositions. Tickets £15 adults, £7.50 students, from JUST, 11 High Street, by telephone on 01296 623435 or www. See advert page 5.

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JULY 1917

The great offensive towards Passchendaele, the Third Battle of Ypres, began on the last day of July 1917. The British and French forces attacked along a 15-mile front and in the initial thrust they took twelve villages and 5,000 prisoners. The battle lasted until November and because of the terrible conditions and heavy casualty figures it has become, in many people’s minds, a byword for the futility and carnage of war. London was bombed by 22 German Gotha aeroplanes. There were 193 casualties. At sea, the British dreadnought Vanguard was blown up at Scapa Flow. T E Lawrence and Arab forces captured Aqaba from the Turks. In Wendover Mr and Mrs T Birch of Wellwick had cause to be proud. Their son, Signaller Ernest Frank Birch, serving with the Bedfordshire Regiment, had been awarded the Military Medal. He wrote home: “Well, dear mother, I am wearing the M M now. We had to go before the Corps Commander who pinned them on, and he shook hands with us, and congratulated us – quite a grand affair. There were quite a lot of big folks there, but I didn’t feel at home; it was all too much fuss for me. They have given me a parchment. I will send it home as soon as I can get an envelope. I expect the medal will be sent to you too”. Frank Birch was killed in action in September 1918. The Bucks Herald reported that on Saturday 14 July a flag-day and sale was held to raise money for the Oxford and Bucks Prisoners War Fund. There were many generous gifts for auction including lambs, pigs, ducks, a large salmon, joints of beef, books, a mowing machine, a typewriter, jewellery, silver plate and ornaments. The Herald noted that

The Nag’s Head in Tring Road, now incorporated into Coldharbour as Nags Head Cottage.

among the ornaments was a hair watch guard [watch chain] mounted in gold. The hair was from the tail of the famous horse Hermit which won the Derby in a snow storm in 1867. “The day of the sale proved to be fine and the town looked attractive with bunting around the school yard and main streets. The Essex Regiment Drum and Fife Band paraded the town before taking up its position in the School yard where the auction of goods was to take place. There was keen competition for the livestock and produce as well as for the many ornamental and useful articles for sale and most of the lots realised excellent prices. A pet dog was sold for £5 and a salmon brought £1 and was given back for sale a number of times. Altogether the fish realised £6.2.6. There was keen competition for the hair watch-guard, Mr Alfred Moore of Scrubwood becoming the purchaser for £6.10.0. The total money raised on the day was £207.15.7” (at today’s value around £11,000)..

George Dobby. The Nags Head became Nags Head Cottage in living memory. The current owner is very grateful for the excellent cellar, still performing its original function for storing wine. No beer barrels nowadays, though.

An outbreak of swine fever was reported on the premises of Dr E G Woollerton.

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If you have any family reminiscences or Two public houses changed licences in July. relevant photos you would like to share, At The Nags Head, in Tring Road, George please contact Wendover News as shown Dunn was replaced by Joseph Wells and, at below and on the front page. The Well Head, Harry Keering took over from


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We are indebted to Francis Hanford for the following paragraph . . . Up the hill on the Halton Estate infantry training activity had been reducing for some months as the availability of recruits countrywide diminished. At the end of June the East Anglian Reserve Division’s Headquarters, now reduced to Brigade status, departed for Crowborough. Some remnants lingered but command passed to the Royal Flying Corps, who arrived to set up a training school for aircraft mechanics under the leadership of Colonel Ian Bonham-Carter. This technical training establishment was to achieve worldwide recognition and to remain in one form and another until 1993.

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Improvements Wendover Swimming Pool is to get brand new changing room facilities in the first big building project to be undertaken by Wendover Swimming CIO since the takeover of the pool from John Colet School. The Trustees are pleased to confirm that we have now raised the funds (from grants and cash reserves) needed for this major project to improve the internal layout and public areas. Wendover Swimming CIO was established in December 2013 as a charity, in order to save it from closure. Since then, demand has been demonstrated by the large numbers now attending family swim sessions, and high usage by private swim schools and local schools. None of this would be possible without the support of an amazing group of volunteers. The current pool changing room facilities are however, beyond economic repair, and do not meet the needs of the wide range of pool users. To carry out this work, the

pool must close from Monday 17 July for approximately 10 weeks. We did consider whether the pool could stay open during the works, but concluded that this was not viable. We will provide progress updates through the Wendover Swimming website. The work involves the internal removal of walls for a better layout with space for changing cubicles, a centralised toilet area making it easier to keep clean, pool viewing facilities, and a new entrance with space for pushchairs. Work will also include replacement of showers, toilets, floor tiles and under-floor heating. The project will create new changing rooms and central area, which are fit for the next 20+ years. These new facilities will deliver the standards expected by our many users and help to secure the long term future of the pool. We look forward to welcoming everyone back in October. See advert page 4. Wendover Swimming Trustees www.wendoverswimming​

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New Owner at No 1 No 1 has a new owner. Claire Randall has taken over the reins from Vicky Langdon who has run the shop for the last ten years. Vicky will be missed by her loyal customers as she steps into ‘retirement’ to enjoy some well-deserved rest. Claire is thrilled to be at No 1, which has been a popular homeware and gift shop on Wendover High Street for over 20 years. “No 1 has always been one of my favourite shops and it is an absolute pleasure to work in such a beautiful environment.”

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In addition to its large meeting room, Wendover Community Library has a second, smaller, meeting room available to hire. The new meeting room is available during opening hours, and bookable through the Library. It is upstairs (sorry, not wheelchair accessible), has access to WiFi, tea & coffee making facilities and toilets, and is suitable for 8-10 people. It’s ideal for small meetings or daytime social groups. Thanks are due to the Friends of Wendover Library who have worked hard to make this room available. Contact the Library on 0845 230 3232 or, or drop in during opening hours to learn more.

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Apparently, in Britain, we fired up the ‘barbie’ 115.3 million times in 2016, an increase of 8.4% over the previous year. Our habits are changing though – weekdays are becoming more popular, weekends less so and the peak barbecue time now falls later – in August. What we eat has changed too. Beefburgers have overtaken sausages as the nation’s favourite barbecue meat. We are certainly experiencing ‘barbecue fever’ here and are delighted that our burgers are proving such a popular choice. We have been experimenting with new sausage flavours too, with our new pork and apple range being very well received. See ad page 7.

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Progress is being made on the submission for David Lidington to present to the Department of Transport on our behalf. A new Minister responsible for HS2 has been appointed since the General Election and we hope he overturns his predecessor’s decision to reject the proposal to replace the Green Tunnel with a Bored Tunnel. We have received advice from a Parliamentary Solicitor regarding the procedures necessary for HS2 Ltd to acquire additional land required for the Bored Tunnel and are awaiting a report from our Quantity Surveyor consultant, who is a nationally known expert on railway costs, to confirm the savings that could be made in using this method. Once this information is received we can complete our submission and hope that we have a speedy decision in our favour.

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Please mention Wendover News when responding to adverts Wendover Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group has organised stalls at local primary school summer events so that busy parents who weren’t able to engage with the launch events last February can have their say. The next event is at Halton Susanna Allford preparing the WNP Combined School at stall at John Hampden Summer Fete on their Summer Fete after 20 May Sports Day on Thursday 6 July, 3.30-5.30pm. In September WNPSG hopes to engage with young adults. If you haven’t been able to engage with the process yet, please see the report from the launch events at www. wendoverneighbourhood Jonathan Clover and John Currell where you can at Wendover CofE Junior School leave your comments. Strawberry Fayre on 10 June

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Youth & Schools project is multifaceted as it aims to connect young people living in the Wendover Area with the local area forum, their parish councils and local community. We are also hoping to work in conjunction with Wendover Neighbourhood It was lovely to see so many people supporting Plan Steering Group on this project. our Summer Fayre. As a result of the sterling efforts of the PTA, staff and children, and the We are looking for Researchers to explore their generosity of our community, we raised over community, filming what it has to offer and £3,000. This will be put to very good use in what needs improving. You will get the chance supporting the education and development to edit and present your film to the Local Area Forum and your research will be used to plan of our young people. projects in your community. If you would like to help in school, even for just a short time, please call or email We are also looking for – the school office for further details: 01296 • Planners to take the recommendations from the research team and turn them into 696822, Gareth Mirams, Headteacher something that will make a difference; AND • Doers. Are you hands-on and ready for a Way Board (cont'd from page 1) challenge? Then this is for you! The Wendover Area Youth Board is a 2-year pilot Planning for our youth festival, and looking at project that is a collaborative venture between new ideas and projects will take place as part Aylesbury Youth Action and Wendover Youth of Youth Café, Wednesday afternoons at the Centre with the aim to create a sustainable and Youth Centre, timings flexible. Contact becky@ replicable model of youth engagement. The

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Local News Medical Detection Dogs needs Votes! Medical Detection Dogs. Please remember or visit to Medical Detection Dogs is appealing to all its friends, supporters and service users to vote online to help them receive a £25,000 Community Award from the Freemasons. As part of Freemasonry’s 300th anniversary celebrations, the Masonic Charitable Foundation is distributing £3 million to 300 charities across the country, and Medical Detection Dogs is one of those selected.

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The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Buckinghamshire rallies around WheelPower in the Mix96 Tour de Service 2017 Rennie Grove Hospice Care’s 1,500-strong Vale bike ride team of volunteers has been awarded the ultimate honour available for volunteer groups, The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2017. Created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen’s coronation, The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.

Each of the nominated charities will receive a grant, but the public vote will determine how much they receive, ranging from £4,000 to £25,000. Those who want to vote should visit the MCF website vote, select the Bucks page, and vote for the charity of their choice. The voting period is from Monday 12 June until Monday 31 July. As patient numbers rise, Rennie Grove is always seeking more volunteers to join its Francesca Hockham, Fundraising Manager at friendly, dedicated team. Sue and the team at the charity’s shop on Wendover High Medical Detection Dogs, said: “A grant of £25,000 would make a huge Street are particularly keen to hear from difference to our work. I would urge anyone people willing to spare a few hours each and everyone to go online and vote for week. Pop into the shop, call 01442 890222

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Lindengate Lindengate Volunteer Week Saturday 5th - Sunday 13th August When is a break not a break? When it is Volunteer Week at Lindengate!

Every year Lindengate gives its Gardeners (service users) an annual summer break, when the site is closed for them to take their summer holiday. But for the volunteers it is probably the busiest week of the year!

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done! But we always need more volunteers, not just to water the plants and keep the weeds at bay, but to help us keep the site in tip-top condition and kick-start major projects. Volunteer week is a great way to make a difference and have a great time in our beautiful gardens at the same time.” This year preparations have already begun for the construction of two new buildings; two log cabins that Lindengate has been given by kind benefactors. Its volunteers have spent several weekends carefully labelling each panel and part before it is disassembled and transported to Lindengate ready for construction during the Volunteer Week. Our volunteer coordinator Diane Kolonko says, “Lindengate always needs extra help during this special period and it is great time to try out volunteering, as there are tasks to suit everybody. So whether

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Dementia Friendly W e n d o v e r Dementia Alliance launched Dementia Friendly Wendover on Thursday 18 May on the forecourt of Wendover Community Library. At 10am some Dementia Friends from Wendover Junior CofE school arrived. They became involved in the cake cutting ceremony - and distribution - and surveyed members of the public in attendance. Several workshops took place in the Library Room including Lasting Powers of Attorney with Stuart Fantham; Dementia Friends with Jacqui Sheppard; Scams Champions run by Chris Holden of Trading Standards. Lots of stalls gave useful information. Prevention Matters, a free service delivered by Buckinghamshire County Council, is a full partner in Wendover Dementia Alliance. It was also on hand to offer support and advice, linking

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One favourite stall showed the work done by Lindengate, the Wendover born Mental Health Charity. Sian Chattle, one of the Founders, gathered together the organisations for this launch event. A Memory Pathways session is scheduled between 11.00am – 2.00pm on the last Friday of every month. This is specifically designed to help people living with dementia. For more information go to html

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winners, Steve Beckett (two wins), John In May, ImageZ Camera Club (Weston Timbrell and Mike Ashcroft. Turville) held its Dinner and Presentation The Weston Turville based camera club night at the Shoulder of Mutton in Wendover. continues to go from strength to strength. The club has had its Challenge Cup It is the only photography club in the championship rounds throughout the Aylesbury area and meets every Tuesday winter/spring season, each of which is judged during the winter/spring period at Weston by regional club judges. After five rounds Turville Village Hall. The club helps people to on various pre-selected themes and open improve their photography at any level. Club rounds, Chenxi Ni came top in the themed meetings include guest speakers, practical rounds and won the overall competition. sessions, courses on cameras, Photoshop Kathy Chantler was the winner of the open software, critique nights, members talks and competitions. It is hoped that basic classes competition. on photography for new members will begin Chenxi Ni received at Weston Turville Village Hall in September. the club’s Challenge During the summer, as a group, the club Trophy, which he will meets at various locations once a fortnight. hold for a year, and the The first was at Lindengate in Wendover in cup for him to keep. June. Find out more details from the club The club also had website. four ‘Winner on the New members are always welcome. If you Night’ competitions would like to join, please get in touch. and trophy shields Derek Green, club blogger were awarded to the

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Wendover Juniors Football Club would like to thank all of the local businesses who donated prizes to our raffle. The raffle was held during our presentation day for the U6s - U10s on 6 May. Businesses who contributed included: Scruples, The Raj, The Barber Shop Group, No2 Pound Street, Wendover Swimming Pool, JUST, Number One, Halton Tennis Centre, Mr BeauK Flowers, Chloe Oldfield personal trainer and Trilogy by Anne. The raffle helps the club supply football equipment for all our age groups from U6s - U16s. This goes to show what a wonderful community Wendover has. Also thanks to Prestige Press for the printing of the boards.

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Club Corner Country Dancing. Every Thursday evening walking to bubble painting, experiments in the Oldham Hall, Great Missenden, our involving water density to making a socktopus! members enjoy this wonderful way of The term will finish with an ‘Under the Sea’ socialising, having fun and keeping fit! themed party but the birthday celebrations We have had a particularly successful 50th don’t stop there! There are also plans for an Anniversary Year and are celebrating an outdoorsy 30th birthday party with 1st Aston increase in members and the introduction of a Clinton Rainbows. tuition class for beginners. Our Charity Dance in April was another sell out event (following If you are interested in sparing an hour to the Anniversary Dance last Christmas). To help with Rainbows and join the fun , please be able to fundraise while dancing means visit Fiona Taylor, assistant leader trainee everyone benefits and at our year end party on 29 June we’ll present a cheque for £1000 to our Charity of the Year, The Stroke Association. 1st Weston Turville Brownies This unit needs new leaders. Can you help? It’s our proud boast that we’re a friendly See advert page 7. club and we’d like nothing better than to share our love of Scottish dancing with more Girlguiding is an amazing organisation, not new dancers when we return to the Oldham only for the girls but for leaders too. We Hall on 7 September. If you’re tempted to need new leaders to help contribute to find a different way of keeping fit, find a pair the local community and see how the girls of comfy shoes and come along. Your first benefit and grow during their time with Girlguiding. Please take time to consider session will be free! how you could ensure the survival of this For further information please contact our long standing unit. To find out more, please Secretary: Liz Mitchell, tel 07947 000368, or email, or take a look go to our website at Liz Mitchell Andrea Neill & Lynne Taberer, leaders

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BBOWT’s three orchid walks in June were well supported and early in July there will still be orchids to see, for example at Aston Clinton Ragpits reserve. Later in the month please join the Wildlife Trust on Thursday 20 July at 10.30am at Coombe Hill for a walk encompassing National Trust activities there and BBOWT conservation work on adjoining With some creative thinking (given Wendover’s Bacombe Hill. Going a little further afield, proximity to the sea!!), we have taken part there are butterfly field trips at Yoesden on in activities throughout the term from canal Saturday 29 July at 1pm and at College Lake This year is the 30th anniversary of Rainbows, the part of the Girlguiding organisation catering to girls aged 5-7 years. 1st Wendover Rainbows falls under the Anglia Region of Guiding and we have been following their 30th Birthday Challenge with the theme of ‘Under the Sea’.



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Club Corner on Sunday 30 July at 1.30pm. All walks need to be booked online at whats-on or by phone on 01442 826774. On Wednesdays in July and August College Lake Reserve (HP23 5QG) is open in the evenings from 5 till 8 as well as normal daytime hours every day - come in and relax with nature any time! Richard Birch

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Cherry Anne Evans from Halton Singers has been recognised by NODA (The National O p e r a t i c D r a m a t i c Association) by winning the Sarah Rawlinson regional lifetime achievement award. Cherry Anne has been with Halton Singers for over 40 years and has had many lead roles with the company. Now she produces many of the shows whilst still being

actively involved in the performances. Cherry Anne says that she is very pleased to receive the award, and has thoroughly enjoyed the years with Halton Singers and is still enjoying having an active part in the group. Cherry Anne will produce the next show called “Animal Crackers” which will be on 29 & 30 September. If you would like to join Halton Singers (you do not need to read music or sing harmonies) come along and give it a go on Tuesday nights at 7.30 at Halton or call Cherry Anne on 01296 622097.

Wendover Twinning in France

A small but very enthusiastic group from Wendover and the surrounding area visited our Twin Town, Liffré, in Brittany, to resign the Twinning Charter and take part in an action-packed and fun weekend at the beginning of June. On arrival, a short reception was held to introduce us to our hosts, many of whom have known one another for quite a long time. The Mayor then hosted a cocktail reception during which there were speeches and an exchange of gifts. We gave them a hand-made wooden model of the Clock Tower and were presented with a book, a beautiful enamelled plaque and a stunning modern sculpture incorporating the two flags. This was followed by a performance

by local singers and dancers, and a long and convivial meal. After an early start the following morning we were taken to see Les Machines de l’Ile in Nantes, where giant mechanical creatures such as elephants and spiders are created and brought to life and, in some cases, can be ridden. For anyone planning a holiday in that area it is a wonderful place to visit, being a mixture of engineering and imagination and many of us would love to go back, particularly for a ride on the 12m high elephant. Another excellent sociable meal in a restaurant followed the visit and gave us the chance to chat and relax together before taking the coach back to our hosts’ homes. Sunday was a free day, with the hosts providing a variety of excursions and visits, and the weekend finished all too soon on Monday morning with the coach trip back to the ferry at Ouistreham, stopping for lunch and a wander around Caen. We were incredibly lucky, not only with the sunny weather but with the amazing hospitality provided by our hosts and the fun programme organised by the Liffré committee. Now it’s our turn to plan for their return visit in 2018. How on earth can we match such a wonderful weekend? If you would like to know more about these weekends and our programme please contact Mike 01296 622778 or Barbara 01296 624708.

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AVDC Local Plan AVDC’s Local Plan – How can you historical context. The plot of land contains part of the AONB and this have your say?

We may all have an opportunity to classification serves as a controlling influence the AVDC planning process for buffer zone to maintain the setting of the better. If all goes according to plan, the Chilterns AONB. The proposal also AVDC should publish their updated local ignores Halton House and its park land plan for our area by the end of June 2017, setting completely. and this should be available on their • The current analysis of how the site fails to meet the NPPF criteria is incorrect website . and full of errors and speculative In the last version of the Vale of Aylesbury figures. They have said the plot is Local Plan it had been proposed to lift the industrialised – everyone who visits the green belt classification from RAF Halton area of the site say that it feels open main site. If this were to go ahead it would and green. The analysis that 52% of the allow planning for many more houses on site is already built upon is completely the site than would be allowed currently. wrong – viewing the parcel of land they are referring to, woodland accounts for If AVDC continue to propose this in this approximately 40% and using a DEFRA latest version, then WE will all have definition, and map, the built-up area the opportunity and need to voice is approximately 25%, the remaining our objections during the six-week area is open space or listed buildings. consultation period. This will mean that It would appear that the analysis has when the AVDC Local Plan is reviewed been written independently for AVDC by the inspector they will have to explain and devoid of any real analysis of facts, what objections they have received, and basing any report on a ‘goal seeking’ basis – trying to justify why the Green what they have done about it. Belt status should be lifted so the DIO Obviously keeping the Green Belt can sell the land for as much money classification will reduce the number of as possible without regard to the houses built on the site (only allowing immediate area and its surroundings. a relatively low density of housing) and keep an open feel to the area. This would We would urge everyone to review and benefit the whole area and not just respond to the Local Plan when it is Halton, Wendover, Aston Clinton and released, if you see anything at all you don’t like or do not understand, then Weston Turville. please log a response to the consultation, The three technical reasons for objecting your views need to be lodged and to the reclassification of Green Belt land registered. within the Camp area are: • Under the rules there must be This will mean AVDC will be forced to exceptional circumstances apparent to explain their plans to the Inspector, and justify the reclassification. Developing a how they are addressing any of the issues Local Plan is not enough, wanting to build raised. more houses is not sufficient, helping the Defence Infrastructure Organisation AVDC’s position and their decisions will make more money from selling the land impact all of us both in Wendover and in is not an exceptional circumstance. So, Halton over the next ten years. there are NO exceptional circumstances You should, and you need to, have your existing to justify this change. • The proposal by AVDC has totally say. It affects us all. ignored the setting of this plot of land Brian Thompson, and its importance both to the local Halton Parish Council landscape, its environment and the

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planning officers, depending on the size and Every fine Sunday it starts, every year it gets complexity of the proposed development. worse, groups of motorcyclists on full race Importantly, however, although some influence can be exerted by local policies bikes ‘do the circuit.’ and neighbourhood plans, the essential The bypass is a mecca apparently and that is criteria against which any planning decision bad enough, but over more recent years the must be made, is set in law by government. speeding has spread throughout Wendover This applies whether the decision is made by from Aylesbury Road, The High Street, and councillors or officers. South Street. For planning applications there is a statutory presumption in favour of development, that Contacting the Police brings the usual any challenges must overcome. As your concern but little changes. Until there is reader mentions, where the council refuses a concerted and well planned attempt to an application, the developer has a legal catch these maniacs, nothing will change right of appeal to the planning inspectorate. and many people’s lives will remain terribly Not only can they overturn the council’s affected. An ex-Silverstone marshal friend decision, but also award the developer costs has clocked these bikes doing in excess of and these must be met by local council 80mph in 30mph limits around Wendover. taxpayers. Conversely, where applications The possibility of a severe accident is a are granted, objectors cannot appeal to the matter of when not if. planning inspectorate and the only possible remedy is judicial review, which is restricted The sheer noise of these machines is quite to matters of law. frightening, and most have illegal exhaust systems and non-regulation number There is a local and national shortage of plates and brakes, effectively making them homes and Aylesbury Vale is required by uninsured vehicles. the government to accept major growth over the next few years, as well as to meet I would call on all residents affected (must the ever-growing housing needs of our be most of Wendover) to contact the police community. But councillors and officers alike before another summer is ruined by these always work to get the best deal they can for selfish morons. local residents, while operating within the Mr G McRay, Wendover confines of planning legislation. Jeff Membery, Assistant Director, Response to Planning Concern Letter Aylesbury Vale District Council A recent letter in Wendover News raised concerns over the planning process in Aylesbury Vale and I wanted to respond Local Waste & Recycling Centre Charges to some of your reader’s points. Planning Is it only me, or do other residents think decisions for the Vale are decided either that our esteemed county authority inhabits by elected councillors at committee, or by some strange parallel universe where those

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You Write that do the right thing are continually found new obstructions and obstacles to continue whilst being held to ransom to pay for the misdeeds of others?

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I did try and explain that I thought this latest in a long line of ‘hurdles’ would only result in more fly-tipping and additional cost of clearing same. His look told me he agreed wholeheartedly but his words were more worrying: ‘make the most of it before the I used to think these ‘facilities’ were only charging scheme starts’. Is BCC REALLY even used by the lazy who, frankly, couldn’t be contemplating charging residents to dispose bothered to travel the little extra to the of their waste in the correct manner? local civic amenity. Now I think they’re more likely to be those who are fed-up with the And we’re paying our Council Tax for increasing number of barriers the authority what exactly? Stand back and watch the puts in place to discourage residents from hedgerows & lay-bys fill. ‘doing the right thing’. I highlight my own experience over the bank holiday weekend: Like many folk I undertook some domestic hedge cutting, try as I might, I can’t find a way of stopping it growing. I dutifully cleared the cuttings into my trailer (of regulation size!) to dispose of at my local HWARC (Household Waste & Recycling Centre ) Long gone are the days when one could simply hitch-up & go, first priority is to go online, bare your soul and acquire a PERMIT. i.e. you need permission to use a facility that you already pay for.

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RAF Halton RAF Regiment Rugby League Team will launch their inaugural overseas tour Service Personnel cycle, run and to Holland in June 17. We have been very row for RAFA Thank Sponsors The Royal Air Force Regiment Rugby League Team presented their sponsors with team shirts during a training session for their game against the Royal Marines in June. Mr Jim Webster from BeesKnees Pest & Property Services and Mr Paul Saw from Care Building Services Limited are both contractors at RAF Halton. Jim is also very involved with the conservation on the Station. The third contractor to be presented is from Northern Game Feeds which is based in Leeds who will be presented with his shirt when the team visit that area. Captain of the team, Warrant Officer Shaun Griffin from Initial Force Protection Flight, said: “RAF Regiment Rugby League

lucky to be partnered by a number of loyal sponsors who have made our Rugby League Tour possible. Today we have been able to thank two of those sponsors in person: Care Building Services Ltd (see advert page 10) and Bees Knees, who both have very close links to RAF Halton, therefore it’s been a huge pleasure today to present them both with playing shirts. The design of the shirt is centred round the 75th anniversary of the formation of the RAF Regiment, these shirts proudly display each of our sponsors logos. We are also very grateful for the loyal support from Northern Game Feeds, The RAF Regiment Centurion Fund and NG Bailey.”

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Local Face: William Axtell William Axtell was born in Wendover on 31 March 1988 and still lives here. Local recognition of his considerable talent came when his film Aylesbury Dead, which has a local cult following, and was felt to reflect a youth ambiance, had a special showing on Tuesday 13 June 2017 as a special event within The Whitewalker - Game of Thrones Tapestry exhibition in Bucks County Museum. This featured a Bloody Mary drinks bar and specatators were encouraged to come dressed in costume. See http://www. It took William a while to find his metier. He started primary school at John Hampden in Wendover. Almost immediately his teachers and parents realised that he was not responding well in this new environment. Fortunately, his severe dyslexia was diagnosed at a young age and he was quickly transferred to the local school which has a specialist unit - William Harding in Aylesbury.

He naturally moved on to The Grange, in The cinema environment opened William’s Aylesbury, for his secondary education. mind to new development for his Aylesbury Dead comic ideas and he started crowdfunding At the age of seven, William started drawing for equipment to release a film which came in every spare moment and later began to out in 2015 and led to You Tube William spend a lot of time in the Dead Universe Axtell Films. Since then he has collected comic shop in Aylesbury, specialising in what together a company of local talent to help are now often called graphic novels. He him produce his films including original music drew his own and interpreted it for a school from local bands. Aylesbury Odeon held the assembly, then self published aged only 15. premiere of Aylesbury Dead (appropriately This gained him popularity and notoriety in enough, around midnight) on 27 June 2015, equal measure, mostly aligned with the age providing him with an enthusiastic audience, of the critic. now eagerly awaiting his next venture. William achieved a distinction for his A-level Art, partly inspired by the birth of his son who featured in his final piece of work, but that didn’t immediately offer him a way forward with a career or earning money so he accepted the job his father had found for him labouring on a building site. He enjoyed the work, but the company closed. He moved to Woolworths, so was made redundant again, then went to the Odeon where he has now worked for 8 years.

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His work has been noticed, attracting funding, and he is currently gathering actors and technicians to help him with Aylesbury Dead 2. Watch out for the poster below. If you would like to get involved, contact him at William Axtell Art and Films on Facebook or axtell/?hl=en on Instagram. Whatever size screen, William Axtell is a name to watch.

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



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TIME 10.00-16.00 daily until 15 July 10.00-16.00 11.00-21.00 14.00-17.00 16.00 18.30 14.00-16.30 10.00 10.00-12.00 10.3 afternoon 20.00 10.00 19.45 all day 11.00 19.00-20.00 09.00-17.15 09.00-18.00 13.00-17.00 14.00-17.00 12.00 13.00-17.00 14.00-17.30 15.30 18.30 19.45 18.00-20.00 19.00 19.30 20.00 10.00-12.00 10.30 17.00-18.30 09.00-13.00 10.30 14.00-17.00 14.30-16.30 11.00-16.00 afternoon 18.30 10.30 12.30-15.30 19.30 19.30 10.00-16.00 19.30 11.00-16.00 12.00-16.00 times vary 14.30-16.00 19.00 11.00-14.00 10.00-16.00 11.30-14.00 15.00-17.00



Exhibitions & activities at Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP, see p 3 Gallery Exhibitions, a little bird told me gallery, Barn Courtyard. Tue-Sat 10.00-17.00, Sun 11.00-16.00, see p 3 The Tringe 2017! Locations vary, see website for details of times, locations and costs Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild seminar, S Mandeville Methodist Church HP22 5UJ Summerfest 2017 - the Haddenham Beer Festival, Haddenham Junior School HP17 8DS Open Garden for SWIFT, tickets in advance only Party in the Garden for Chilterns MS Centre, Shoulder of Mutton, see ad front page Quiz Night for World Challenge, tickets £15 inc hot meal Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society Summer Show, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN, see p 4 The Scooter Group!, Wendover Christian Centre Aston Hearing - HearToday Events, Tue 4 - Thame, Fri 7 - Amersham, details on website Walk with the Ramblers, Aston Clinton. Also walks on Thu 6 & Sun 9 July; see website for details Learn My Way, Wendover Community Library, please book, see p 2 Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society, Stewart Hall 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 Garden coach trip - Aston Clinton, Buckland & Drayton Beauchamp Horticultural Society Simply Walk, Wendover Woods (near the Café) Wendover Library Reading Group, Wendover Library Room BeaconLit Book Festival, Brookmead School LU7 9EX Worlds End to Lands’ End Static Cycle for Chilterns MS Centre, Worlds End Garden Centre, see p 4 Askett Open Gardens, see ad p 4 Summer fete, followed by BBQ 18.00-20.00, St Michael and all Angels HP22 5HJ, see p 4 Hospice of St Francis Bubble Rush Bucks, HP5 2JR Chilterns Dog Rescue Society Dog Show 2017, St Leonards Hall & Field HP23 6NW, see p 4 Halton Village Open Gardens, see ad p 4 The Chandos Ensemble in concert at St. Dunstan’s Church HP27 9JE, see p 5 Contemplative Fire Meeting, St Mary's Church, see p 5 Wendover WI, St Anne's Hall, "The Importance of Image" with Lesley Clarke, see p 5 Churchyard Tidy Up, St Mary's Church, Wendover Grandparents Association Support Group, Holiday Inn, Weston Turville Jazz Concerts at St Mary's Church, Aylesbury, see p 5 Chiltern Writers, young adult author Teri Terry, Wendover Library Room, see p 5 The Bird Table businesswomen's group, Red Lion International Conversation, Wendover Community Library, please book, see p 2 Summer Reading Challenge events, also Sat 15, Fri 21 & Fri 28, see p 5 Wendover Local Produce Market, Manor Waste Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre, see p 6 St Mary's Weston Turville Summer Fayre, see ad p 4 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild Stitching Session, S Mandeville Methodist Church HP22 5UJ, see p 7 Missenden Abbey Summer Fair, HP16 0BD, see p 6 The Wendover Society Jazz Picnic, The Red House, Aylesbury Road, see ad p 4 Wholeness & Healing Service, St Mary’s Church, see ad p 4 Walk with BBOWT, Coombe Hill, please book. Also events Sat 29 & Sun 30, see website & p 23 Youth Mini Festival, Ashbrook Park, see front page On Screen - "Hidden Figures", tickets £5, Wendover Library Room, see p 6 Aston Wine Club - wine testing at Waddesdon - SOLD OUT "A Taste of Summer" food & drink fair, Manor Waste, see ad p 7 The Dixieland Swing Kings, St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville, see ad p 7 Tringford Pumping Station Open Day, Little Tring, see p 7 Stokenchurch Dog Rescue Open Day, Tower Farm HP14 3TD, see p 7 (Mon-Fri) Everyball Tennis and Multi-Sport Camps, Halton Tennis Centre, see p 7 Reading Group for the Visually Impaired, Wendover Library Room "Bottoms Up!", Ubiquitous Theatre play, Worlds End Garden Centre, tickets £22 inc meal, see p 7 Memory Pathways therapy group, Lindengate Site, Worlds End Garden Centre, please book Buckinghamshire Family History Society Open Day and Family History Fair, The Grange HP21 7NH, see p 8 Midsummer Fizz Party, All Saints Church HP17 0XR, tickets £6, see p 8 Cream Teas at St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville www.alittlebirdtoldm​​.uk

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View from the Chair

In May I had the pleasure of opening Wendover’s Dementia Awareness initiative. The objective is to make Wendover a dementia friendly environment and to inform people about dementia and to support people living with dementia and their carers in this community.

Heron Path

Many of you will know that the maintenance, or lack of it, of the Heron Path has caused concern for some time. Particularly users of mobility aids who have found it difficult to get to St Mary’s. Despite our best efforts, TfB who are responsible for maintaining the path are not able to fund repairs at this time, but have indicated that WPC can take on the We are lucky to have a number of dedicated repairs and maintenance under delegated supporters working to promote the scheme: powers. We’d like your opinion so will be Lindengate, the mental health and gardening conducting a survey in the next few months. charity; BCC; Cllr Ballantine for WPC; plus a Local Produce Market host of other groups, are able to help and Saturday 15 July, 9am to 1pm inform anyone with fears about dementia. Manor Waste I quoted the motto of the RAF parachute school in my brief address, “Knowledge dispels fear”. In Wendover let’s make sure Pot Holes and Street Lights that those affected by dementia have the knowledge and support and know that they are not alone. See article on pages 20-21. Tom Walsh, Chairman

Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 4 July, 7.30pm St Anne’s Hall

Best Kept Village Competition

The Parish Council is considering entering the Best Kept Village Competition 2018. We can only do this with your help. If you would like to be involved, if you have experience of this kind of competition or can make some design suggestions please contact the Clerk.

Overgrown Hedges

Hedges overhanging and obstructing the width of the pavement cause a real headache for mothers with prams, people with mobility issues and the blind. The responsibility lies with the owner of the plants. The responsibility for the enforcement of the Highways Act, which covers hedgerows, now starts with the Parish Council. We don’t want to be heavy handed about this so please check your hedges and trees and be a good neighbour, cut back any low overhanging branches or bushes.

Did you know . . . ? Your Parish Council gives Wendover a voice on planning issues.

Witchell Pond and Grass Cutting

Following advice from our specialist contractor, the trees have been cut back around Witchell Pond to allow in light to see if it increases wildlife and water quality. Problems arising from the first grass cut this year are being sorted out to ensure a better result in future.

Residents have been upset for sometime about the pot holes in Barlow Road, Colet Road, Hampden Rd and Boddington Rd. At last Transport for Bucks tell us that repairs will finally be carried out in July/August. Old faulty cabling caused the Barlow Road streetlights to fail. The cables and columns have been replaced by UKPN, which took longer than usual as this was a complex fault. Wendover Parish Council, The Clock Tower, High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU

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