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September 2017

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

Halton Amateur Theatrical Society

Halton Singers presents


AN EVENING OF COMEDY 29 & 30 September

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Hurry hurry hurry to organise your team of 3 for Wendover Parish Quiz where friends and neighbours pit their wits against one another during the darkening autumn Thursday evenings. Details at Register at the Clock Tower by Friday 1 September. Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop 19 High Street, Wendover HP22 6DX Wendover News, established 1989, is delivered through the door to many local households. If you do not receive one at home and would like to volunteer to deliver for us to your road, please contact the office (see above). Wendover News would like to thank all its willing volunteers.

Back to School and beyond

September is the start of the new academic year which impinges on adults as well as children! The Events pages 1 to 9 show lots of opportunities to become involved. Pages 14 and 15 inside tell of work by Wendover Junior School and Wendover Youth Centre during the holidays and into the new term.

Lloyds Bank Closure

Despite everyone’s best efforts, Lloyds Bank will close its doors to the public on Monday 2 October. This includes the cashpoint. please make sure you have arrangements in place if this affects you.

A fantastic sporting achievement by local young men: George Westlake (left) and Ross Hazel were in the winning U16 team in the final in the B section of the Gothia Cup in Sweden on Saturday 22 July. See article page 28

RAF Flypast

Tuesday 5 & 26 September at 1.30pm To celebrate the completion of training at RAF Halton we can expect a flypast (weather permitting)

ANTIQUES AT . . . WENDOVER September Mystery Object at the Antiques Centre

£10 Gift voucher for the winner July’s was a Foot Measurer from a 19thC shoe shop Open 7 Days a week

Free customer car park


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Open Day Sat. 7 October 2pm - 5pm

See the award winning mental health charity in action and explore the gardens! Tea & homemade cakes Next to the Wendover Wyevale Garden Centre

Bring & press your apples! with

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Regular Events at Wendover Library NEWCOMERS RIDE) and Stone Crossroads, Learn My Way computer training first Tuesday of each month, please book. International Conversation - Fri 8, please book. Knit & Natter, Tue 19, 2-3.30pm. Children’s Book Club, third Saturday every month, 2.30pm - details from the Library. Scrabble Club, Tue 26, 2.30pm.

Cycle Rides and Local Walks

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Simply Walk meets each Tuesday at 10.00 at Wendover Clock Tower and the first Thursday at 11.00 near Café in the Woods. Have a look at the listings on pages 30 & 31 for details. The Ramblers have a programme of organised walks of varying length and difficulty locally. Check their website www. for the next walk, as there are none in Wendover in September.

Stone. 10 Stoke Mandeville Combined School. 17 Aquavale. 24 Weston Turville Stores.

Wendover and Halton Cycling Club meets weekly at 18.30 Wednesdays, 18.00 Thursdays, 08.30 Sundays. All meetings at Halton UK tennis and sports village. Parking, showers/changing and café on site. Contact Otec Bikes for information 07824 828024. See advert page 24.

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!

Lacey Green Windmill

Open on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays until 24 September from 2 pm to Aylesbury Cyclist Touring Club has group rides 5 pm. Admission: £2.50 per adult and £1 per throughout the county, see southbuckscycling. child (aged 5-15). Free for Chiltern Society or​ Any bike will do as long as it’s members showing membership cards. roadworthy. Newcomers welcome, please try an easy-paced ride first. Easy-Paced Rides Cake & Biscuit Decorating 09.30am Sundays: 3 Watermead Inn (inc Cornelli Sugarcraft (see advert page 20) runs


An exciting new role created to help with the expansion of our local Brewery Please find out more and apply at

Monday 9:15am at St. Anne’s Hall Tuesday 7:30pm at Wendover Youth Centre 6 week block starting 11th/12th September £42 for the block


It’s as powerful as the name suggests

60 minutes of High Intensity Interval Training to jumpstart your weekly workout routine. Covering everything from boxing to squats, we mix body weight training with aerobic activity to get maximum results fast. 2

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Events courses each term. Classes resume 11 September. Book today! See events pages 30 & 31.

Bucks County Museum & Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery

Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Visit the fantastic Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, café, shop and garden. Featuring (until 28 October) “Textile Treasures of the Embroiderers’ Guild”; (until 2 September), “Bricks Britannia: the history of Britain in LEGO® bricks”: over 30 stunning models made from 150,000 LEGO® bricks that tell the story of British history from the Stone Age to the 21st Century. The centrepiece of the show is an 8 metre long model of the Flying Scotsman steam locomotive. For charges, opening and activity times, birthday parties and more please check

Exhibitions at Natural History Museum, Tring

until 12 Nov, daily Tring’s latest family exhibition about Animal Vision is filled with light and colour. Much more can be found at

Back to the Classics, part 2

Fri 1, 7.30pm, Red Lion Featuring Club Classics and Old Skool House music. More information on

Bat detecting with BBOWT

Fri 1, 8-9.30pm, Weston Turville Reservoir Join Susan Makepeace on a short stroll through woodland around Weston Turville Reservoir, listen to bats on a bat detector and learn about their foraging techniques using their amazing echolocation abilities.

Restoration Open Day

Sun 3, 12.30-4pm, St Mary the Virgin, D Beauchamp HP22 5LS Guided tours of current restoration (25/30 minute walk). Sales September 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 Li�le Bird Gallery: Buy 10 cards get 11th FREE 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 Lo� Studio & Gallery: FREE artist’s card with Limited Edition print purchase Oakwood Wellbeing: FREE first class offer to initial Metmophize and Yoga exercise classes. 01296 823 044 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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Lipreading & Managing Hearing Loss classes at Wendover Library

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Free ‘taster’ session Friday 15 September 1.30-2.30pm Come & give it a try! Term starts Friday 29 September


stands, teas and cakes for sale. Bring a picnic! Canoe activity on restored section. Drop Another Hat Video presentation in the Church. FREE a farewell concert of songs by Flanders & Swann ENTRY, FREE PARKING. Donations welcome. with Michael Bernstein & Colin Stevens


St Mary the Virgin W/Turville Saturday 23 September, 7.30

who retire this month Tickets £10 at door, U18 free KEHS Autumn Show incl wine & refreshments Enquiries 424982 Sun 3, 2-4.30pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN

LEGACY FAIRS Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 21 September 9am-2pm (Trade 8am) Entrance by donation to Charity Wendover Memorial Hall email:

St. Anne’s Church Hall HP22 6JG Bargains - Home made cakes - Refreshments Donations welcome please call 07486941640 All Proceeds to Wendover Free Church

Chafor Winery tour and tasting

Thu 7, 11.30am, Chafor Winery MK18 4HT See some wonderful displays of flowers and Raising funds for Pace, £30pp. Hone your vegetables and enjoy homemade cakes! palate to enhance your wine drinking experience and knowledge. Relax with friends Sing & Sign at Wendover Library over a BBQ lunch and browse products from Tue 5, 10.30-11.15, Wendover Library Room Chafor and other local stallholders. Contact Combining music with baby signing. Leah on 01296 616974 or email leah.lewis@ Excellent for babies & toddlers. Please book to request a booking form. in advance at the Library.

KEHS Monthly Meeting 30 September 2017 10 - 12.30pm

available at St Mary’s Church after 10.30 service on Sunday. If you can’t make the Installation, there is a shared lunch with Sally and her family on Sunday 10 September at 12.30. Details from St Mary’s.

Walk the MS Mile

9, 16 & 23 Sep, locations & times vary Tue 5, 8pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN “GM Crops - Saints and Satan” is Dr Sandy The Chilterns MS Centre’s largest annual Primrose’s topic.​ehs/ awareness and fundraising event. In the last two years, the event has raised more than Installation of the Revd Sally Moring £91,500 and also raised awareness of MS. Wed 6, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church Wendover Walk locations throughout Buckinghamshire. Ticket only event; tickets from Just or Details on www.walkthemsmile.or​g. By kind permission of the Station Commander

Halton Amateur Theatrical Society Proudly Presents RAF Halton Camp, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP22 5PG

An Evening of Comedy: By local playwright September 2017, Thursday 21st Friday 22nd Saturday 23rd: 8pm Doors open half an hour before curtain up. Sorry no disabled access.

Tickets: Adult-£7, Children & Concessions £5.

Tickets available from: HATS Box office 07510 687365 4

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at College Lake Nature Reserve HP23 4QG the Chilterns, whilst tackling the heights of

Herts Open Studios

Whiteleaf Cross, Coombe Hill and Ivinghoe 9 Sep-1 Oct, locations & times vary Nearly 130 artists and makers take part in Beacon.​support/ourevents/chilterns-3-peaks-challenge. 2017, details on

Great Roof-Raising Bake-Off 2017!

Sat 9, St Michael’s Aston Clinton 10am-12noon for participants; from 2pm for viewing the cakes. Tea & cake will be available to purchase. For more details contact


Halton House Open Day

Sun 10, 10am–4pm, Halton House Halton House will be open to the public. One shuttle bus will run between Halton House, the Trenchard Museum, and the James McCudden Flight Heritage Centre. The reconstructed trenches will also be open. Transport will be provided between Halton St Dunstan’s Fun Day House and the trenches. Limited disabled Sat 9, 2–4.30pm, St Dunstan’s HP27 9JE Rain or shine. Bouncy castle, cream teas, access; no disabled toilets. children’s entertainer, ice cream, raffle, games, Phoenix cards, Kindergym, Splat the Two Arms on Two Legs Race Rat, gymnastics display, cakes & home-made Sun 10, 10am-4pm, Oakfield Park HP20 1LL produce, football games and lots more… Please visit​uk/enjoyt h e - w a t e r w ay s /e v e n t s / 2 0 1 7 - 0 9 - 1 0 Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge two-arms-on-two-legs-running-festival Sun 10, from 9.30am, P Risborough School for more information (ticket sales subject Benefits Rennie Grove. A late-summer walk to availability - sales end at midnight across the most beautiful countryside in 5 September 2017).


Halton Singers

proudly present their Summer Concert

On 29 and 30 September from 7.30pm at Halton Village Hall Tickets £6 including nibbles Tickets from Don Knight 01296 622603 or Kevin Towler 01296 622390

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Wed, Thurs, Fri 7-7:45am 10 Sessions £95, 4 weeks Starts 6th September With Master Trainer

Core 3D Core Strength Course Tues 10:35-11:25am & 7:10-8pm 6 Sessions £62, 6 weeks Starts 5th September

Pilates Experience Innovative Equipment Thurs 10:40-11:30am & 6:40-7:30pm 5 Sessions £62, 5 weeks Starts 7th September With Pilates Master Trainer - Cat Booker More pay as you train classes, including SPINNING® available to book online. Official SPINNING® Studio Facility & Trainer Team. CatBookerFit catbookerfit catbookerfitness

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Pilates Advanced Matwork Biomechanics & Myofascial Release Tues 12:20-1:15pm 6 Sessions £75, 6 weeks Starts 5th September

To book a course email CBF. Places limited to 6/group. Enquiries call: 07595 358565 email:

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Events We’ll give you a lawn to be proud of Call now for a FREE LAWN ANALYSIS Call Nigel on 01296 821861

Stokenchurch Dog Rescue Gala Show AC, B & DB Horticultural Society Sun 10, 11am-4pm, Stokenchurch Dog Rescue HP14 3TD Bring your dogs and have a great day out. Raffle, tombolas, have-a-go agility, stalls, refreshments, BBQ and lots for the kids to do. Entry fee £3 (children under 12 and seniors free). Free parking nearby. Dog Show - £2 entry per class, starting at 12noon. Details

Chiltern Humanists Meeting.

Wed 13, 8pm, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS Neil Stewart discusses the Polar Arctic. More info www.astonclintonhort​iculturalsociety.

Friends of Wendover Library Golf Day

Thu 14, all day, Whiteleaf Golf Club Teams of 4 players. Lunch and prize giving following the match. £37.50 per player, includes the meal & prize giving ceremony. Details www.buckscommunityli​ wendover/friends-of-wendover-library.

Tue 12, 8:00 pm, Wendover Library Room `Andrew Copson, Chief Exec Humanists UK Lipreading Taster Session “Humanism in the Age of Brexit and Trump” Fri 15, 1.30pm, Wendover Library Room All welcome. Do you struggle to hear in noise? Learning to lipread could help! See advert page 4. Wendover Art Club Wed 13 & 27, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Rm Visitors welcome. 13 AGM – usually very Beer Festival short, followed by coffee/tea and biscuits Fri 15-Sun 17, 12 tilll late, The Village Gate and a DVD on an aspect of painting. Free entertainment from bands, DJs and 27 Susan Cooke, talk entitled “Tonalist or Morris Dancers. Real ales, ciders, Soul Food, Impressionist, which are you?” BBQ, kids entertainment. See advert page 7.



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RAD Ballet, ISTD Tap, Modern and Jazz dance

Regular examinations

Street dance classes

Summer schools and theatre trips

School performances at Milton Keynes Theatre

Pupils invited to dance at The Alber t Hall, Disneyland Paris and other prestigious venues

The John Hampden School Wendover is a large infant school for children aged between four and seven years. We are justifiably proud of our excellent reputation in the local community and we work hard to provide children with an outstanding start to their school life. ‘Staff at The John Hampden School have created a delightful learning environment in which all pupils can thrive and flourish’ Ofsted

The staff and governors of the school warmly invite parents of prospective pupils to a�end an open morning at the school on Thursday 12th October 2017 Presentations will be held at 9.15a.m and 11.00a.m and each session will finish with a tour of the school. Please phone or email the school office to register your interest and to book a preferred time.


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Events OnScreen

Fri 15, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room “The Sense of an Ending” (PG), A business owner (Jim Broadbent) reunites with his first love (Charlotte Rampling) after a letter and a diary force him to confront the past. Tickets £5 from the Library.

Aston Wine Club

offers a seminar on “Designing with Collage and Colour”.

Wendover Music Jazz

Sat 16, 8pm, St Mary’s Church Wendover Alex Ridout Quintet, including Tom Ridout. Jazz Classics mixed with new compositions, featuring talented local family. Ticket info, advert page 4.

Fri 15, 7.30pm, Buckland Village Hall Members Night. More about the club on Dementia Friendly Film Screening​.uk. Sun 17, 2pm, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Second Space Book Club An encore screening of “Calamity Jane”. Sat 16, 10.30am, Wendover Christian Ctre Details on No set books, just interesting conversation events/dementia-friendly-screening-0. about what we have been reading and what we recommend. We start with coffee and Messy Church maybe cake! Sun 17 , 3.30-5.30pm, St Anne’s Hall Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild Themed messy (and not so messy) activities Sat 16, 2.30-4.30pm, SM Methodist Church for adults and children alike. After a story, Branch AGM followed by Barbara Weeks song and prayer activity, we’ll eat a meal asking “Where Next?” www.barbaraweeks. together. No charge. Children, please com. Also Sat 30, 10am-4pm, Jane O’Brien remember to bring an adult with you.

For Sale

Barely used Repose Riser/Recliner Westbury Chair, Wheat colour £300 ONO Buyer to collect from Weston Turville Please call 01296 613454 Jack in the Box Preschool Wendover

For little ones aged 2-5 years Monday to Thursday 9am to 3pm Friday 9am to 12 noon Mornings, Afternoons or All Day

We are in walking distance of the local schools Please call Tracey Buttle on 07814093064 to come and visit

12 til late

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11+ Coaching in Wendover Experienced Tutor 01296 625548 or 07789 690139

Cello, piano & music theory teacher Muir Trust Artist in Residence

for children & adults Wendover based 07812 984236

Thu 21, 10am, Bucks County Museum James Fox, textile artist, will be in residence until 21 October with Open Studio and workshop sessions. See website for details, whats-on/events/

World Peace Day

BBOWT goes Wild!

Sat 23, 10am-4pm, College Lake HP23 4QG ‘My Wild Chilterns’ will feature family activities, talks, demonstrations, local traders, refreshments and much more. Engage with nature and conservation or just enjoy the landscape, birds and livestock that make College Lake Nature Reserve so special. See advert page 5.

Thu 21 10am-12noon, Wendover Library Rm Rotary in Wendover is celebrating World Flanders & Swann Drop Another Hat Peace Day by offering cream teas. Drop into Sat 23, 7.30pm, St Mary Virgin WT ANTIQUE & FINE ART AUCTIONEERS Wendover Library Room and find out how Michael Bernstein and Colin Stevens are Monthly Auctions of Antiques & Fine Art polio has nearly been eradicated world wide. retiring soon, so get your tickets now, £10 Quarterly Picture Auctions, General Auctions (U18 free), tel 424982. See advert page 4. Sporting & Country Pursuits Auctions Wendover Horticultural Society Halton Singers Late Summer Concert Partial & Total House Clearance undertaken Thu 21, 2.30pm, Wendover Library Room Fri 29 & Sat 30, 7.30pm, Halton Village Hall Insurance, Probate & Family Division Valuations “Flora and Fauna of the Chiltern Woodland”, “Animal Crackers”, tickets £6 including Free Auction Valuations Available! with speaker John Morris. nibbles. See advert page 5. The Claydon Saleroom, Calvert Rd. Middle Claydon, Buckingham, MK18 2EZ Halton Amateur Theatrical Society Weston Turville Historical Society Tel: 01296 714434 Fax: 01296 714492 Thu 21-Sat 23, 8pm, RAF Halton Theatre Fri 29, 8pm, Weston Turville Village Hall An Evening of Comedy. Tickets £7, children & “A Journey from London to York in 1820” by concessions £5. See advert page 4. Hugh Granger. £2 members, £3 visitors.

Window & Door repairs Misty or broken windows? New sealed units fitted Add Georgian bars or lead designs? Handles & hinges replaced We also fit dog & cat flaps New Windows & Doors fitted

Structured and fun swimming lessons in Aston Clinton, Aylesbury & Wendover Contact the Cherwell and Aylesbury Vale Team for more info; 01865 522 600

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MORNING BODY BLAST SAT 9AM – 10AM A fun circuit training session designed to sculpt, shape and burn fat. This class offers a mix of cardio and resistance training to gain maximum results. Suitable for Beginners through to advanced.

20 20 20 MON 2PM – 3PM Bringing together all the elements of fitness to give you a toned, lean defined body while improving range of movement. 20 minutes of HIIT, 20 minutes of Toning and 20 minutes of stretching. A great workout for all fitness levels.



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Events Jumble Sale

• 8 Oct - Get colourful and raise money for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity’s Florrie’s Children’s Team at Colour Rush in ALF Green Park, Aston Clinton, at 11am AND 2pm on Sunday 8 October 2017. Register by 1 September to take advantage Drop Another Hat - Final Show! of the Early Bird Offer and save up to 20%. Sat 30, 7pm, St Leonards Hall HP23 6NW for details. A final musical revival of Flanders and Swann • 14 Oct - Charity Concert by Big Band Swing, songs in the company of Michael Bernstein St Dunstan’s Church. Tickets £10 from Rachel and Colin Stevens before they retire. Tickets (01844 761535) or Sue (01844 275287). only £15 for this event, contact fundraising@ • 15 Oct - Arts & Crafts Festival, Wilstone • 20 Oct - “Viceroy’s House” OnScreen • 27-28 Oct - Aylesbury Beer Festival for Coming Soon - Save the Date! • 2 Oct - 8 Week Mindfulness Based Stress Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity, Sir Reduction Course begins. Details from Henry Floyd Grammar School. or www. • 25 Nov - Wendover Cricket Club 50/50 Auction - more details coming soon. • 5 Oct - Bucks Bird Club returns to indoor • 6 Dec - Christmas Lights switch on and late meetings with a talk by Dr Mark Avery. night shopping in Wendover. Members free; non-members £2. Details • 9 Dec - Wendover Choral Society Christmas Concert, see page 22. • 9 & 10 Dec - Wendover Art Club Exhibition. • Wendover_News_2015_update4 7 Oct - Lindengate Open Day, see advert 13/08/2015 15:09 Page 1 Works on display and to purchase. front page. Sat 30, 10am-12.30pm, St Anne’s Hall Bargains, home-made cakes, refreshments. Benefits Wendover Free Church. See advert page 4.

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NEWS FROM WENDOVER HEALTH CENTRE - 01296 623452 Wendover Health Centre is also on New on line Self-help Tool

Problems with PC or Apple Mac? Help is at hand! Friendly PC professional Andy Downes will call at your Office or Home to help with any computer issues.

On 6 September we will launch FootFall, a digital self-help tool that will be accessed via Its introduction follows consultation with our patient participation group (PPG). FootFall will provide answers to many of the questions you have about common conditions including guidance as to whether you should see us or another health provider.

GP Registrars

Small Business or Sole Trader Regular visits or Ad-hoc support. Email, Internet, Installations, Upgrades, Wireless, Networks, Data Recovery, 1-2-1 help

Home Computer User 8am – 8pm Mon – Sat • No Fix – No Fee for Home customers

Registrars are fully qualified doctors who are undergoing postgraduate training in general practice. Our new GP registrars are Drs Sarah Avery and Louise Tossell. They will both be with us for about six months. Drs Kate Lewis and Leila Saaed both have successfully completed their training, and Dr Ashish Patel is continuing his training at another practice in the Aylesbury area.

Flu Vaccine


We are expecting delivery of influenza vaccine for 2017-18 season in mid-September and will commence our annual immunisation programme at the end of the month. As in previous years we will hold special Saturday morning sessions for eligible patients: these include all adults aged 65 years or older on 31 March 2017, and those with pre-existing conditions such as heart, lung or kidney disease. Please check our website, our Facebook page or noticeboards in the practice for full details. We will also offer nasal vaccine for at risk children, and for all children in certain age groups. Immunisation with flu vaccine helps protect the health of older people and those with long term conditions. The injected flu vaccine given to adults contains inactivated, or killed, strains of the flu virus and cannot cause flu or colds.

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Ordering Repeat Prescriptions

For all your building requirements from patios and driveways to alterations and extensions Building locally for 25 years

Please call 01296 582215

Repeat medicines can be ordered through our website, by email to wendover., in writing, or by ticking required items on the counterfoil of your previous prescription and leaving this at the surgery or Lloyd’s pharmacy in Wendover. We no longer accept telephone requests as phone messages can easily be misunderstood and cannot be audited if something goes wrong.

New Patients

If you have recently moved to the Wendover area you are welcome to register with us. You can get information about registration, and download the necessary forms, from our website. Please do not leave registration until someone in the family gets ill! This space paid for by Wendover Health Centre.

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Wendover Remembers

All material copyright 2017 Wendover Remembers

September 1917

The Third Ypres Battle (Passchendaele) continued. British troops captured Zonnebeke and Polygon Wood with heavy casualties. Russia declared itself a Republic with Kerensky at its head. The German Army overwhelmed the Russians at Riga using new stormtrooper tactics. German aeroplanes bombed London and the South-East of England throughout the month. Costa Rica broke off its alliance with Germany.

Archie Bowden

In September 1917 four Wendover men were killed in action. Benjamin Buckingham, 1st Mate in the Merchant Navy aged 43, drowned in the English Channel on 4 September when his ship, the SS Bishopstone, was torpedoed whilst on a cargo run from Portsmouth to Le Havre. He had twice survived similar experiences when serving aboard ships sunk by U-boat action. Ben and his wife Kate lived with their young family at ‘Elthorpe’, Nightingale Road. Jesse Robert Slade of the Ox & Bucks aged 19, the son of Mr and Mrs George Slade of Cold Comfort Farm, died of wounds on 22 September 1917. Jesse, nicknamed Dapper, joined the Territorials long before he reached military age and he was for some time retained as a bugler. The Bucks Herald noted in his obituary that Jesse had been employed at the station book-shop and was therefore well-known and much respected in Wendover. His early days in the Church Lads Brigade and enthusiasm for playing the

to let children go and pick blackberries which the Food Production Department of the Board of Agriculture require for making jam for the Navy and Army. It is of great importance that a large quantity of blackberries which have SPECIAL MEDICINAL VALUE, and are important for the health of the troops, should be gathered. It would be wicked to let this fruit drop off the hedges and rot is so serious a time as this. We may say this fruit will go straight into the Government Jam Works from the school, no middle man will handle it. The children to be given certain half holidays per week as the Education Managers and the organiser arrange.’

bugle resulted in Jesse qualifying as one of The children of Wendover did their bit, the best buglers in the battalion. sending 100lbs of blackberries on 18 Archibald Bowden, a Gunner in the Royal September and 190 lbs the following week. Field Artillery was killed in action on 24 An even more popular appeal was made for September 1917. He was the son of Mr & children to collect Horse Chestnuts for the Mrs James Bowden of 6, Old Ford Cottages, manufacture of explosives. Scrubwood, and enlisted in Aylesbury on 4 September 1915. Before the war he worked The Wendover Magazine reported the for Mr Rance at Bank Farm and, because of Sunday School Treat which was held his experience with horses, was drafted into at Witchell (by kind permission of Dr the Royal Artillery. Woollerton). ‘The chief event of the day was the tug-of-war championship, won by John Marshall, aged 37, Second Lieutenant the first class of girls.’ Other events included in the London Regiment (Queens Victoria’s flat races, potato races, one-legged races, Rifles) was killed in action on 26 September. thread-the-needle races, and a steepleOn the list drawn up for the 1918 census his chase. The children were supplied with as address is given as 5, Chiltern Road. much fruit and lemonade as could be given them, having due regard to their digestions. The following appeal for children to gather Mike Senior & Val Moir blackberries was printed in all national and local newspapers. If you have any family reminiscences or ‘BLACKBERRIES FOR THE TROOPS. The relevant photos you would like to share, President of the Board of Agriculture is please contact Wendover News as shown asking farmers if they will be good enough below and on the front page.

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Chiltern Brewery Success The Chiltern Brewery is glittering with stardom from this year’s Great Taste Awards where star of the show Bodger’s Barley Wine 8.5% vol has scooped a 3 Gold Star Award. Organised by the Guild of Fine Food, Great Taste, the world’s most coveted and prestigious food and drink awards, have once again showered stars on The Chiltern Brewery. Bodger’s Barley Wine has also now been nominated for The Golden Fork Awards with the potential to become Supreme Champion. 300’s Dark Old Ale 5.0% and LordLieutenant’s Porter 6.0% were each awarded 1 Gold Star, with fantastic feedback from the judging panel. Not only does every single one of the brewery’s bottled beers currently hold a Great Taste Award, but they have won a total of 31 stars since 2011 – an amazing testament to the quality of their brewing and the dedication of the team.

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Dementia Friendly ‘Walking the Patch’

The Wendover Dementia Alliance is keen to understand how people living with dementia experience the environment in and around the area. The environment includes the roads, pathways, greenspaces and shared spaces such as shops and amenities; the things most of us take for granted. ‘Walking the Patch’ is as it suggests, a walk around Wendover, but through the eyes of someone living with dementia. Five members of the Alliance, including two members with a diagnosis of dementia and a carer who can no longer get around without her mobility scooter, were separately accompanied by Cara Saul of Lindengate who filmed their progress as they traversed some highways and byways of Wendover. In common with many people living with dementia, one of our walkers has a significant mobility problem and needs a rollator to help with his balance. Problems were caught on film at a number of points

as our walker tried to navigate certain pathways in Wendover. The biggest concern for both able bodied and the ‘walker’ was the narrow pathway past Witchell along South Street. Although recently cut back, the hedging reduces the width of the pathway and the camber tends to push the rollator user towards the road. With cars speeding up as they leave Wendover, the noise can be both disorienting and distressing. Matters are made worse by the lamppost which intrudes into the pathway as you approach the junction with Chapel Lane. The narrowness of the pathway made it absolutely inaccessible to the mobility scooter user. Another area of concern, perhaps less so during the drier months, is the green and cricket ground below Witchell Pavilion walking down towards Heron Path. The rollator user could walk readily across

the green, but the mobility scooter user could not access the green due to the step. During winter months the rollator gets stuck in the soggy ground. A concrete pathway would be one way of addressing this. Access across from the green to Chapel Lane is via a gate, stiff and particularly awkward to open whilst balancing with a rollator. Equally problematic to both rollator and mobility scooter users is the Heron Path where it has been broken up and lifted by the tree roots. However, the number of benches along the Heron Path is a positive, as is the seating in most of the public spaces in the village, for instance around the library and on the Manor Waste. Indeed both of our volunteer ‘walkers’ advised that in general they find Wendover is already well on the way to being dementia friendly. This was especially borne out when on another day

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Cara accompanied an able bodied lady, who It is not however only accessibility to shops lives with dementia, as she went about her and public spaces that make a community business in the centre. truly dementia friendly. Both our volunteers were equally generous in their praise of We had already discovered that the layout of friends and neighbours who have always the post office, currently difficult for disabled been ready and willing to help should they access due to the tills being located close to the get into difficulties. doorway, is going to be amended to improve access and egress. With the imminent closure “‘Walking the patch’ with people living of Lloyds bank in the High Street, the post with dementia helps to identify ways in office will become the main source of financial which we as a dementia action alliance resources for those with limited transport can support local facilities to become more means. Other businesses are also taking dementia friendly,” said Natalie Judson from steps to ensure their customers living with the Bucks County Council’s Communities dementia get the support and service they Team. “However, taking everything into need. Lloyds the Chemist in the High Street consideration, Wendover clearly comes out told Cara that all of their staff have attended as very sympathetic to the needs of those Dementia Information sessions to become living with dementia and their carers and Dementia Friends and Budgens has requested deserves congratulating.” sessions from Alliance Dementia Champions. All shops and market stalls visited were clearly committed wherever possible to making Cara’s short film can be seen at https:// themselves dementia friendly and welcomed w w w.y o u t u b e . c o m / c h a n n e l / U C u l 5 sIz6_12xawUMjzoFXA. and engaged well with our volunteer.

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We had a Messy Church craft tent for the younger ones, put on for us by Wendover Free Church. Gary Hull from RAF Halton manned the BBQ with the help of his daughter, Wendover Youth Centre and Tom from Aylesbury partnered with Aylesbury Youth Zorb photo Stephanie Beale Youth for Christ was a Action as part of our new Way great help. A first response ambulance from (Wendover Area Youth) Board initiative to put RAF Halton did a show and tell for us, as well. on our third youth festival. We started with lots of fun filled assemblies at the John Colet We would like to say a BIG thank you to School involving students racing around the Sweeney’s Budgens for donating the food hall on a children’s tractor to promote the for our BBQ, and to all our volunteers who go karts we would have at the festival. We made the day possible, plus Choco Kebabs, sold 186 bands which enabled young people Premier Sports, Wendover Free Church, from year 5 upwards to access: big inflatable Aylesbury Youth for Christ, RAF Halton, Fun slides, bungee run, Zorb football, Go Karts, 4 kids, Dave Rollins (go karts), Gwyn Huntley archery, water fight zone and Sumo Suits. A (Music), The Coffee Stop and Zola Zorbs. good day was had by all. We had lots of young volunteers and some adult volunteers. Most As we go in to the new year, we will be people were from John Colet and the Junior continuing the Way (Wendover Area Youth) School, but students from other colleges and Board with AYA. We are hoping to continue schools came too. our multimedia research into the needs of As we embark on a new academic year, with lots of exciting things in the pipeline, let’s just look back at the school-year-end Youth Festival.

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Generation Medics have been inspiring children from Wendover Church of England Junior School during the five-week afterschool club programme funded by Health Education England Thames Valley (HEETV).

Catriona Martin, Business Manager at the Junior School, recognised the importance of getting young children passionate and confident about health care: “We find that girls especially tend to think even at this age that they are really bad at Maths and Science… even when they are getting really good results. So, it’s really good As always we are still looking for volunteers, that they’ve had the opportunity to get involved please contact us: becky@wendoveryouth. with the fun activities run by Generation Medics Thank you. and link the learnings back to possible future Becky, Wendover Youth Centre careers in science and medicine.” We will also be launching a new initiative this term: Join one of our clubs and grab a loyalty card. If you get 5 stamps from the sessions you attend, you can join us at a good price, at THORPE PARK, in October Half Term…

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Bucks County Council has been busy working on some of the mitigation suggestions put forward to spend money available from HS2 Ltd. There have been more suggestions than money to pay for all of them. It is likely that HS2 Ltd and Bucks County Council will organise a local meeting so that the residents of Wendover can study what is being proposed on their behalf. Meanwhile, here is a flavour of some improvements which might eventually come into being: A413 Wendover Cycleway Improvements Most modern considerations of cycleways attempt to separate cyclists from traffic. The best ones separate them from pedestrians, too. The cycleways which already exist to both North and South of Wendover have been identified as being in need of repair so these will have the highest priority. Studies have shown that the major routes A413 in the Aylesbury direction, B4009 in the Tring direction and A413 in the Great Missenden direction are places where serious incidents

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involving cyclists have happened in the last 5 years. The road to Great Missenden has little or no provision for cyclists and consequently, the most serious incidents have happened there. Within Wendover there is also scope to improve cycling opportunities for short journeys. Popular destinations include canal, schools, train station, Chiltern Hills, Wendover Woods, Garden Centre, commercial centre including High Street. Noise barriers These are not the infamous noise barriers protecting Wendover from the noise of the HS2 high speed trains but protection from road traffic noise for Wendover, particularly during the construction of the railway, most notably at the portal which will give most noise bother to Chiltern Way Academy just off London Road. Watch out for dates for the consultation!

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For our Christmas concert we will be singing Bach’s Christmas Oratorio parts I, II and III on Saturday 9 December. Rehearsals commence after the summer break on Thursday 14 September. Rehearsals are held every Thursday (term time) in St Mary’s Church, Wendover at 7.45pm. No audition. More details about our friendly choir can be found on

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and we hope to continue this during the weather continues to let us down – don’t 2017/2018 summer break next year. fear we have hot tea and coffee and a comfy clubhouse with a pitch view! Ahead of our first fixtures, we are delighted to be taking receipt of new kits courtesy of Wendover Sparrowhawks our match day sponsor, Sweeney’s Budgens Good news for all budding netballers! who we have worked alongside for many years. Without their sponsorship we would The Wendover Sparrowhawks Junior Team is not be able to compete at the level we do; lowering its age restrictions. This means that a big thank you to Dary and the team at we are now inviting young people between Sweeney’s Budgens in aiding us to be one the ages of 11 and 16 to join us on Saturdays of the district’s and county’s top amateur 10-11am on the John Colet School tennis men’s sides and community clubs (and best courts. For more information please email dressed too!). us on Now the news you have all been waiting for: Remember; your first session is free! Our first round of Aylesbury District League fixtures for both the First and Reserves teams, Meanwhile, the senior teams will soon be will take place on Saturday 2 September! embarking on their league campaigns. Last For the latest fixture details, go to: full-time. season saw the Sparrows in third place or visit our Facebook page at but still managing to get that all important promotion into Div 4. That means the Sparrowhawks now have two teams entering We invite you all down to support your the Aylesbury District League - one in div 4 local team during the next season and if the and the other in div 5. Go Sparrows!

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Wendover Cricket Club is nearing the end of the league season. In the Mid Bucks League Premier Division, the 1st XI is currently 6th whilst the 2nd’s lie 7th in Division 2. The best individual performances have been: 1st XI – Matt Smalley-Harris 77 v Ballinger, Josh Bailey 6 for 24 v Waddesdon and Duncan Wingfield 6 for 13 v Monks Risborough. 2nd XI – Nick Morley 98 v Cadmore End, Bob Glue 65* v Lacey Green, Jonathan Seabrook 7 for 13 v Waddesdon, Ben Harding 5 for 17 v Holmer Green. On Sundays, 3 players have hit centuries – Matt Smalley-Harris 100*, Shanil Patel 104* and George Robinson 145.

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shall pass to dust, like those whose courage The Queen’s Colour presented to RAF Halton and devotion are enshrined in its history.” in 1997 by Her Majesty the Queen has been Station Warrant Officer, WO Ian Giles added: laid up in St Michael’s Church in Halton Village. “To pass the Queen’s Colour for RAF Halton to Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall the parish church for safe lodging is a moment presented a new Queen’s Colour to RAF Halton to reflect on the contribution of those RAF on 24 May 2017 whilst visiting the Station in personnel who have served the country with her capacity as Honorary Air Commodore. steadfast loyalty. The Colour is entrusted to RAF Halton’s Station Commander, Group the safe keeping at St Michael’s as a symbol of Captain James Brayshaw, said: “The laying the strong ties between the Station and the of the Colour in St Michael’s Church rightly local community, symbols which will endure embeds the heritage of RAF Halton at the long past the closure of the Station, forever heart of the community that has supported embedded in the two Colours hanging in the church and the commonwealth graves, the Station for over 100 years. housed within its grounds.” “This Colour will serve alongside the previous Colour, also laid in St Michael’s, Halton House Open Day as a lasting commemorative symbol of the Halton House, The Officers’ Mess at RAF tens of thousands of Service personnel Halton, will be open to the public on Sunday who have passed through the gates of 10 September from 10.00am – 4.00pm. This RAF Halton, some of whom have paid the is a rare opportunity to see the interior of ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. Halton House, built by Alfred de Rothschild The Colour for Royal Air Force Halton is in 1883, a lasting reminder of Victorian entrusted to the church until such time as it decorative taste.


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RAF Halton Closure:

Where are we? Where are we going? There are two key players in what happens at the RAF Halton site when it closes – one being the local planning authority Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) and the other being the DIO (Defence Infrastructure Organisation). Both parties appear to be busy planning. In the case of AVDC they are still dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s on the Local Plan. We have to wait until November before we discover if they are still proposing to remove the greenbelt status from the mainsite. The DIO are busy planning not least where will the activity from Halton go and then what could happen to the land. So in this quiet period let us speculate on what the impact on Wendover could be.

the issue around the Clock Tower would need to be considered. Equally if these new residents in Halton are to enjoy the Wendover environment then perhaps the resolution of the parking issue will take on a more urgent hue. Before you say go away and mind your own business, let me remind you that RAF Halton is the major employer in the area. The personnel there spend their money in Wendover and other places rather than Halton. Now that will change with the closure of RAF Halton, but I would suggest that what or who replaces it could equally be a potential customer for Wendover.

It is clear there could be a range of outcomes from an acceptable increase in housing which is well thought out and works both for the local community and area, through to a large area of high density housing leaving we the community to pick up the pieces. Whatever happens, Halton will be the most significantly affected community. All of the land being disposed of is in Halton and just a small element in Aston Clinton. But returning to Wendover, there will be impacts. Let me give you my view.

On that note, let’s talk about housing. I have heard people say that Halton can take whatever Wendover does not commit to do. If it was only that simple. Maybe Aston Clinton, Weston Turville and others feel the same. We will be working to get the best solution for Halton, just as your Parish Council will be doing the same for you. Given my understanding of how the process works I do not believe the ‘powers that be’ believe Halton is a surrogate for Wendover. What we end up with may or may not influence what the District Council allocates to Wendover Firstly Infrastructure. Today people and equally we will have a voice as well. in Halton look to Wendover for basic infrastructure – health centre capacity, However, Wendover faces a couple of dentists, secondary school places, shops other real challenges. Firstly the service and restaurants/pubs. The fear is any housing will be released. It is likely a large development in Halton will have a developer will see what was achieved knock-on impact on Wendover. Given the on the hospital site and want to emulate close links we have, this is a reasonable it on the service housing in Wendover. fear. However it is in both Wendover’s and Secondly if HS2 goes ahead I can envisage Halton’s interests to ensure that basic them trying to make money out of selling infrastructure is put in place when new for housing the land they have acquired housing developments are started. Now to build the green tunnel. AVDC have mentioned that Halton could be a ‘Garden Village’. If it worked then All in all a world of uncertainty - not least this would mean that basic infrastructure of which is that Bucks County Council requirements may be funded by central and AVDC are both seeking to be unitary government. authorities. That means they would have all the powers – planning, transport, Secondly for sure there will be an increase education and so on. You may have views in traffic. If Wendover has a problem today on who you trust, however that is why I then it would make sense to try and sort think we as separate communities need it out before any large scale development to work together on a equal basis. It is in in Halton made the whole system lock our mutual interest to become allies. up. Having more housing will drive up Brian Thompson traffic movements. So for Wendover Chair, Halton Parish Council Please mention Wendover News when responding to adverts

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On 24 July 2017 Bucks CC decided to close the Study Centre in Aylesbury (second floor of the building above the lending library), The Study Centre (which also incorporates the reference library) will then move down stairs to the present lending library and all library facilities will be provided there. There is a consultation on this issue which runs till 30 September. Please see https://www. including an open day on Thursday 14 September at 2.30 - 5.30pm at Aylesbury Study Centre. A Friends of Aylesbury Study centre is being formed. The friends group is very concerned about the overall loss of space and of the quiet area for research which the centre provides, and is campaigning against the change. This is much valued by students as well as many vulnerable and lonely people who rely on the Library staff at the Study centre to help them access job and training

opportunities. Such users do not have access to IT or reference books at home nor often the space to study. Anyone interested in getting involved in the campaign please contact Jonathan Clover

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Many thanks to everyone who supported Halton Open Gardens on Sunday 9 July. As always, every visit was a joy and the overall collection of £200 will benefit research into Dementia. Sylvia Oram & Ann Jimson For more about Wendover Dementia Alliance, please see article on page 12.

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Football Achievement Wendover lads George Westlake and Ross Hazel (photo front page) were in the U16 football team which won the B section of the Gothia Cup. Well done! Both lads are from Wendover and have been playing for Phoenix Academy for the past two years. Started in 1975, the Gothia Cup, staged in Gothenburg, Sweden, is the most wonderful opportunity for teams to show what they can do against serious competition. It is the world’s largest and most international youth football tournament. Each year, during one week in July, around 1700 teams from 80 nations take part, and they play 4500 games on 110 fields. The competition has a group stage, playoffs and, of course, finals. It is a meeting place for the world’s youth, irrespective of religion, skin colour or nationality, with football as the common denominator. The team played 8 games, three of them on the final day, so they had to work very hard to win their prize. To see a short video from this year’s event, go to https://www. What next? They have just left John Colet School after completing their GCSEs and have been chosen to join Wycombe Wanderers Academy for the next two years as Football Apprentices. Watch this space!

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Local Face: Rev Sally Moring It’s good to be able to introduce myself as a new ‘local face’ to Wendover. I am the Reverend Sally Moring and will begin my new role as the Vicar of St Mary’s, Wendover and St Michael and All Angels, Halton on Wednesday 6 September. On that evening, I will be instituted, inducted and installed, all quite a mouthful which means that the Bishop of Buckingham, the Rt Rev’d Alan Wilson, will give me his licence to minister in Wendover and Halton, and then I will be installed into the church. Each church has a patron and in St Mary’s case it’s the Lord Chancellor (who just happens to be our local MP David Lidington!). His representative was part of the appointing panel. Originally from the Northeast of England - my mother still lives near Durham - I have previously been a teacher and run a community project for women and their families. I am moving to Wendover from Hayes in West London where I have been Vicar of St Edmund of Canterbury Church, Hayes, for the last 8 years. I have also been involved in the training of curates (newly ordained women and men in the first three years of their ministry) and in the local schools as a governor. It’s been a good 8 years but we are ready for a new chapter in our lives. I say ‘we’ because

I am moving with my husband Paul (who works in manufacturing) and our adult children James and Sarah, both of whom are going into their final years of study. James is training to be ordained next year and Sarah is studying Pharmaceutical Science at Lincoln University with an interest in science communication. We are all looking forward to living in Wendover and getting to know that area, especially putting on our walking boots and exploring the beautiful countryside surrounding the village. We enjoy good food and wine so will be frequenting some of the local pubs and restaurants. We are also looking forward to getting to know many of you in the different places that people gather together...not just in St Mary’s and St Michael’s.

I hope that I will be able to do that as the new Vicar of Wendover and Halton; you’ll see me in the JUST shop from time to time. I’ll be around in the local schools and youth centre, at Lindengate meeting service users and volunteers, at SAGES and other gatherings for the older members of the community and in the various homes in the area for those who are no longer able to live on their own. I’m also looking forward to working with the congregations of the two beautiful churches, continuing to put St Mary’s at the heart of Wendover’s community, bringing God’s love to you all and being involved in the times of celebration in your lives at baptisms and weddings, as well as being there when life gets hard or sad. In Halton, together we’ll work out what it is to be a parish church in a very small village and where the RAF base When instituted by the Bishop, he will give is closing...there are exciting opportunities me his licence, saying, “Receive this cure ahead. of souls, which is both yours and mine”... in other words, “be part of the people of Please say hello when you see me around this benefice, show them who Jesus Christ Wendover and Halton, and be there on 6 is through the way you live and are, and be September if you can as I pray for you all in there for them in times of joy and sorrow.” this time of transition for us.



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Exhibitions & activities at Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP, inc Artist in Residence from 21 Sep, see pp 3 & 7 Art Exhibitions at Obsidian Art HP22 5XJ, Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4 "Animal Vision" at the Natural History Museum in Tring, see p 3 Aston Hearing - HearToday, Amersham Town Hall. Also Tue 05, Thame Town Hall OX9 3DP Old Skool Classics, Red Lion Hotel, High Street, see p 3 Bat Detecting at Weston Turville Reservoir, see p 3 Wendover Arm Trust Restoration Open Day, D Beauchamp Church, see p 3 Kimble and Ellesborough Horticultural Society Autumn Show, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN, see p 4 The Scooter Group! -social group for mobility scooter users, Wendover Christian Centre Sing & Sign for babies & toddlers, please book. Wendover Library, see p 4 Learn My Way - free computer classes, please book. Wendover Library, see p 2 Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society Meeting, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN, see p 4 Installation of Rev Sally Moring, St Mary’s Church, see p 4. Also Sun 10, 12.30 - Meet the new vicar! Buckland, Drayton Beauchamp and Aston Clinton WI, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS Simply Walk, Cafe in the Woods, Wendover Woods HP22 5NF, see p 2 Chafor Winery Tour & Tasting for Pace charity, MK18 4HT, see p 4 Wendover Library Reading Group, Wendover Community Library Walk the MS Mile, Berkhamsted, also 16 & 23 Sep, times & locations vary throughout Bucks, see p 4 Roof Raising Bake-Off, St Michael’s Aston Clinton, deliver cakes 10am-12noon, view after 2pm, see p 5 Herts Open Studios, locations throughout Hertfordshire, see p 5 and website for more details Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge for Rennie Grove, starts P Risborough School, see p 5 Halton House Open Day, RAF Halton, see p 5 Two Arms on Two Legs Race, Oakfield Park HP20 1LL, see p 5 and website for more details Stokenchurch Dog Rescue Gala Dog Show HP14 3TD, see p 6 and website for more details Chiltern Humanists Meeting, with speaker Andrew Copson, Wendover Community Library Room, see p 6 Grandparents Association Support Group, Holiday Inn, Weston Turville Wendover Art Club, Wendover Community Library Room. Also Wed 27, see p 6 Aston Clinton, Buckland & Drayton Beauchamp Horticultural Society, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS, see p 6 Friends of Wendover Library Charity Golf Day, Whiteleaf Golf Course, please book at library, see p 6 Beer Festival, The Village Gate, see advert p 7 Lipreading Taster Session, Wendover Community Library Room, see advert p 4 “The Sense of an Ending”, OnScreen at Wendover Library, Library Room, see p 6 Aston Wine Club - members’ night, Buckland Village Hall HP22 5HZ, see p 6 Complete Outdoors Bourne End 21st Anniversary! HP1 2RS, see advert p 4 Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre, see p 7 Fete & Barn Dance, Mentmore Village Green LU7 0QF Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild, S Mandeville Methodist Church HP22 5UJ, see p 7 Wendover Music Jazz, featuring the Alex Ridout Quintet, St Mary’s Church, see advert p 4 Dementia-Friendly Film Screening, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Second Space, see p 7 Messy Church, St Anne’s Hall, see p 7 Knit & Natter, Wendover Community Library, see p 2 World Peace Day, Wendover Community Library Room, see p 7 Wendover Horticultural Society Meeting with speaker John Morris, Wendover Community Library Rm, see p 8 Aylesbury Centre for the National Trust Meeting - “Trains”, Broughton Junior School HP20 1NQ Halton Amateur Theatrical Society - “An Evening of Comedy”, RAF Halton Theatre, see advert p 4 “My Wild Chilterns”, College Lake Nature Reserve HP23 4QG, see advert p 5 Flanders & Swann Drop Another Hat, St Mary’s Weston Turville, see advert p 4 Cream Teas at St Mary’s Weston Turville Scrabble Club, Wendover Community Library, see p 2 Reading Group for the Visually Impaired, Wendover Community Library Room Memory Pathways memory support group, Lindengate Site, Worlds End Garden Centre HP22 6BD Halton Singers present “Animal Crackers”, Halton Village Hall, see advert p 5 Ska & Mod with DJ Ray Steel, Legion Club, Chiltern Road Weston Turville Historical Society Meeting with speaker Hugh Granger, Weston Turville Village Hall, see p 8 Jumble Sale for Wendover Free Church, Wendover Christian Centre, see advert p 4 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild day seminar, S Mandeville Methodist Church HP22 5UJ, see p 7 “Drop Another Hat” - Final Performance - for Chilterns MS Centre, St Leonard’s Village Hall, see p 9​tring​vents

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Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

View from the Chair

It’s been raining as I settle to write this. I’ve just driven past the Parish’s latest bus shelter and it was very much in use. It’s the one at the end of Chiltern Road, and come rain or shine it’s a big hit. It’s little improvements to the lives of our Parishioners like this that remind me of the reason I’m a Parish Councillor. Wendover Parish Councillors get the chance to make significant improvements to Village life and in my time on the Council we’ve fenced the Heron Path, put a new roof on the Clock Tower, resurfaced the Manor Waste, extended the parking at the Witchell and converted our streetlights to energy saving LED. While doing these and many other necessary improvements, we’ve also developed a first class professional staff that keeps Wendover looking good and ensures our markets, our allotments and our Christmas events are popular and successful. We’re working on delivering new, to us anyway, services to Wendover such as cutting grass on highway verges and keeping rights of way passable. In the near future the maintenance of the Heron Path is likely to devolve to the Parish Council.

In considering a new service or project Councillors need to be sure that it is “right for Wendover”, outcomes should always be “good enough for Wendover.” Good enough for Wendover should be very good indeed. Tom Walsh, Chairman

Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 5 September 7.30pm St Anne’s Hall

Councillor Vacancies

If you are looking for the opportunity to improve your locale and influence policy locally and in wider local government, join your Parish Council. We have two vacancies. If you can spare 5 or 6 hours a month you can make a real difference to the quality of local life. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be elected. Just fill in a co-option form from the Clock Tower and we’ll do the rest.

Local Produce Market Saturday 16 September, 9am to 1pm Manor Waste

Items For Sale

• Billy Goat Outdoor Vacuum 27” 5.5 hp Honda - SV50H – working order, needs some attention. • Wood Chipper - Eliot Pro IV in working condition. • Generator – X4511 Medusa 2300 long range generator – not working – for spares or repair – purchased 2006. • 2 Edwardian Wrought Iron Benches – in need of restoration.

These items have become surplus to requirements. They are to be sold by sealed bids which must be submitted to the Clock Tower marked “sealed bid for (name of item)” by Monday 30 September 2017. The winning bidders will be contacted during the first week of October. Items must be paid for and collected by Monday 16 October or they will be offered to the next highest bidder. Viewing by arrangement Mon to Fri, 9am - 4pm.

Did you know . . . ? The PC maintains 19 dog waste bins


The result of the Tree Survey shows there is support for more trees in Wendover funded by the Parish Council via Council Tax. The current survey on the adoption of the Heron Path closed on Monday 21 August. The next survey on the topic of giving grants will run from Friday 1 September to Thursday 16 November.

Questions and Complaints

The most important thing is to get your queries to the right people. The full list for AVDC and Transport for Bucks (BCC) service areas are on our website and in the Clock Tower Window, but these may be useful: • AVDC - Planning, Waste Bins, Street Sweeping, Licensing and Environmental Problems. • Transport for Bucks (TfB) - Highways, Potholes, Drains and Lights on main roads. Please use their complaint lines. The more of us that do, the greater chance of action.

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

01296 623056


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