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May 2018

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We have had to wait a while this year for warm weather but in the second half of April we experienced some lovely days and it’s always great to see the flags fluttering for St George.

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Wendover Parish Council flies the flag for St George in central Wendover every year.

Let’s hope the weather will be kind to us for Wendover Celebrates on Sunday 27 May, see the central section, pages 17-20. Wendover is full of lovely walks come rain or shine, a couple of suggestions are illustrated here.

There have been many complaints about the seemingly incessant rain we have sufferred recently. One benefit is that Hampden Pond is full again and the island is currently cut off from the surrounding path.

RAF Flypast

Tuesday 1 and 15 May at 1.30pm

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



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Breast Friends

2-5pm, HP27 0PG Tue 1, 7-9pm, Mandeville School HP21 8ES Open Sundays and BH Mondays until 30 A support group for those with breast cancer September. www.laceygreenwindmi​ll.org.uk and their familes, friends and carers. Meets 1st Tuesday each month. www.breastfriendsRegular Events at Wendover Library aylesbury.org.uk “Learn My Way” computer training 1st Tuesday of each month, please book. KEHS Children’s Book Club, 1st Saturday every Tue 1, 8pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN month, 2.30pm - details from the Library. “Trees, Shrubs and Hedges for Small Knit & Natter, Thursday 3, 10.30am-12.30pm Gardens”, with speaker Chris Day. Also, at & Tuesday 15, 1.30-3.30pm. Scrabble Club, Ellesborough Parish Hall on Sat 12, 10am, 4th Tuesday each month, 2.30pm. “Jigsaw the annual Plant Sale - come early! Challenge” ongoing.

Library Garden Opening

Cake & Biscuit Decorating

Sat 5, 10.30-11.30am, Wendover Library Cornelli Sugarcraft (see advert page 18) runs Cake and refreshments, plus a family courses each term, www.cornellisugarcraft. treasure hunt - weather permitting! co.uk. See events pages 34 & 35.

Psalms of Thanks and Praise

Charity Coffee Mornings

Sat 5, 10.30am-3.30pm, Wen Christian Ctre Thursdays, 10am-12noon, No2 Pound St A day open to all, FREE, led by Mary Sketch. Drop in, add to the collection pot, and have a Details on 01296 623068. cup of coffee, too!

SouthXSouth Street Festival Bucks County Museum & Roald Dahl Sat 5 & Sun 6, from 11am, 17 South Street Beer, cider, music, food...See advert page 3. MICHAEL HARDING Children’s Gallery Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Counselling/Psychotherapy Visit the fantastic Roald Dahl Children’s Wendover Choral Society Concert

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Gallery, café, shop and garden. 5 May-30 June: Paul Kidby - Discworld and Beyond. For charges, opening and activity times, birthday parties and more please check www.buckscountymuseum.org.

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. Have a look at the listings on pages 34 & 35 for details. The Ramblers have a programme of organised walks of varying length and difficulty locally. More on pages 34 & 35.

Aylesbury Cyclist Touring Club has group rides throughout the county, see southbuckscycling. or​g.uk/rides. Any bike will do as long as it’s roadworthy. Newcomers welcome, please try an easy-paced ride first. Easy-Paced Rides 09.30am Sundays: the May ride start points have been chosen but ride leaders have not; WENDOVER ASHBROOK ALLOTMENT ASSOCIATION please see the website for details. We have a few vacancies at our site off Aylesbury Road. Grow your own vegetables in the fresh air with a good social atmosphere. Plots typically only £10 per year. wendoverashbrookallotments.weebly.com Contact the Secretary – 01296 582318


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Sat 5, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church, Wendover Featuring special guest, the Society’s Patron, baritone Sir Thomas Allen, singing in the oratorio “Samson” and narrating “The Pilgrim’s Progress”. Tickets wendoverchoralsociety@gmail.com.

Afternoon Tea

Sun 6, 2.30-5pm, St Mary’s, Wendover Every Sunday until and including 30 Sep 2018.

Cream Tea

Mon 7, 3-5pm, St Mary the Virgin, W Turville The first instalment of Cream Teas for 2018! The next ones are Sun 27 & Mon 28.

Wendover WI

Tue 8, 7.30pm, St Anne’s Hall The Resolution Meeting - This year there is only a single Resolution, “Mental Health Matters” this will be considered at the NFWI AGM at Cardiff in June. The issue relates to the need for parity between Mental Health and Physical Health within the NHS. After a full discussion, a vote will be taken and the local delegate will take the Wendover decision to the National AGM.

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. Following on, members will have time for fun and entertainment. Pelican Greetings Cards See advert page 20.

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Events will be available to purchase. Visitors are most welcome. Contact: Margaret Currell - 01296 582318. www.wendoverwi.weebly.com

Chiltern Humanists

Tue 8, 8pm, Small Barn Hall HP6 5AH “My Journey to Humanism” is Jason Stretch’s topic.


Wendover Art Club

Wed 9 & 23, 7.30pm, Dunsmore Village Hall May sees us moving outdoors for our painting. This year Dunsmore Village Hall is our base for both meetings. Lovely views to paint up on the hill and around that area. If the weather is not so good, we will paint in the Hall and there will be tea and coffee. Due to limited parking, members only and please share cars.


Chiltern Writers

Thu 10, 8pm, Wendover Library Room Lesley Ellis hosts an editing workshop at the May meeting. chilternwriters.org

Chiltern Music Therapy Golf Day

Sat 12, 9am-5pm, Chiltern Forest Golf Club This year raising money to support families affected by brain injury and trauma. Tickets are £50 and include a bacon roll and hot drink on arrival, 18 holes, and sausage and mash with prizegiving afterwards in the club house. info@chilternmusictherapy.co.uk

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Plant Sale

Sat 12, 9.30-11.30am, Wendover Christian Centre Masses of plants of all kinds will be on sale in St Anne’s Hall and the Christian Centre, so do come and take a look. While you decide what to buy, why not enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, try the refreshments or buy a cake on the home-produce stall? All proceeds raised at this event by Wendover Free Church go to charity projects abroad or in the UK. May Loyalty Card Offers If you are not receiving the monthly email reminder and would like to, please check your spam and junk folders or send your details, including your ILW card number to ilovewendover@wendoverchamber.co.uk

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a li�le bird told me: Buy 9 cards and get the 10th FREE! You don’t have to buy them all at once. Hemingford Pest Control: £10 off ANY accepted quote 07736 327808 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: 20% off first class block booking, saving £16 01296 823 044 info@oakwood.org.uk 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. pete@wendover-computers.co.uk, 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 www.wendovernews.co.uk

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Art Exhibition


Paintings by local artist, Diana Hardacre, at

Church End Cottage, 1 Bates Lane, Weston Turville

12, 13, 14 May, 10am-5pm

Entry £2, includes a glass of wine Donations will be given to Rennie Grove Hospice

LEGACY FAIRS Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 17 May 9am-2pm (Trade 8am) Entrance by donation to Charity Wendover Memorial Hall email: peter.stevenspeter@aol.com

BBOWT Plant and Produce Market

Sunday 20 May 10.00 -13.00 Gt Missenden Memorial Centre Admission Free St Mary's Weston Turville Recital, Sunday 3rd June, 4.30pm Caelesti Vocal Trio from Trinity Laban Conservatoire, with Anouska Stahlmann

Tea and cakes. Generous donations invited All proceeds to SWIFT community project

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Fundraising Swing Dance Night

Sat 12, 7-10.30pm, W Turville Village Hall Tickets are £17 in advance only and the evening includes dance classes, expert demonstrations, supper, raffle and licensed bar. In support of Christian Aid. Please call David Blackmore on 07811 116152.

Wendover Music Concert

2pm. Refreshments back at The Polecat from 3.30pm. Bring your canine friend, too!

Messy Church

Sun 13, 3.30-5.30pm, starts in St Anne’s Hall More fun for all at Messy Church! Everyone is welcome to enjoy activities, a story and song and a meal together. No charge. Children, please remember to bring an adult with you.

Sat 12, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church Wendover This month, featuring Imogen Cooper, regarded as one of the finest interpreters of Classical and Romantic repertoire, playing Haydn, Beethoven and Schönberg on the piano. See advert below.

Craft Group

Walk & Wine

Wendover Horticultural Society

Wed 16, 10am-12 noon, Wen Christian Ctre If you enjoy craft of any kind, join Craft Group, initiated by Wendover Free Church. Knitting, sewing, crocheting, painting, drawing and colouring - and room for other Christian Aid Week projects. Please bring your own materials. If Sun 13-Sat 19 you don’t have a current project, come see Please support Christian Aid collectors what others are doing. Perhaps inspiration during the collection week. Thank you. will strike! Refreshments at about 11am. Sun 13, 2pm or 3.30pm, The Polecat HP16 0HJ Thu 17, 2.30pm, Wendover Library Room Raise funds for Chilterns Dog Rescue Society This month’s topic is “Lindengate”, with with a 3 mile walk starting at The Polecat at speaker Charlie Powell.

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Events OnScreen

Fri 18, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room May’s screening is “The Greatest Showman”. Tickets £5 from the Library - buy them early, as this is sure to sell out!

Chilterns Spring Walking Festival

19 May - 03 June, throughout the Chilterns Over 50 guided walks, events and activities including opportunities to try short circular walks, take the train for a walk and longer linear walks. www.visitchilterns.co.uk/walkingfest

Wendover Art Club Spring Show

Sat 19 10am-5pm & Sun 20 10am-4.30pm, Wendover Library Room There will be paintings, prints and cards for sale, but there is no pressure to buy and entry is free. As always, visitors are very welcome to come and browse.

Book Club

Sat 19, 10.30-11.30am, Wendover Christian Ctre There is always a warm welcome for anyone who enjoys reading. No set books, just interesting conversation about what we have been reading and what we recommend. We will start with coffee & biscuits or cake.

Wedding Breakfast

Sat 19, 11.30am-5pm, Tres Corazones Celebrating the latest royal wedding! See advert page 3.

Bucks Family History Society

Sat 19, 2.00pm, Turnfurlong Junior School HP21 7PL Talk: “Willpower”. Speaker Meryl Catty will cover the subject of wills from a different angle, looking at how wills were made, and how they can be used to solve a variety of problems. Visitors welcome,

Introducing Luna By YogaBellies, a unique flowing style of women’s yoga, focusing on relaxation. Launches Halton Mon May 14, 20.30-21.45 Also offering YogaBellies for Pregnancy,

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Coffee Morning Thursday, 31st May 10 am to 12 noon in St Anne's Hall with Ron Melville, talking about 'The Present and Future Development of Wendover Community Library' No booking needed. Non-members welcome. Come and enjoy fresh coffee and cakes!

GET TO KNOW HALTON SINGERS at the Spring Social Event On the 2nd June 7.30 – 10.00 pm at Halton Village Hall

£5 entry fee on door and free entry into raffle

Entertainment from the local group Clipperdown plus a musical quiz

Bar and nibbles available

non-member entry £4. AGM to follow - that day. Refreshments for all at 6pm in members only. www.bucksfhs.org.uk Wendover Christian Centre.

BBOWT Plant Sale

Sun 20, 10am-1pm, Gt Missenden Mem Ctre Sales of spring bedding plants, perennials, vegetables, cakes, pickles, and preserves, plus books, crafts, gifts and excellent refreshments will raise funds for your local Wildlife Trust. See advert page 4.

Cornelli Hawaiian Retreat Day

Wendover & District Rotary

Mon 21, 7.30-9.30pm, Chandos Arms, W Turville Business meeting. Contact geoffprice@ cowgate.f9.co.uk for information.

Dementia Awareness Day

Thu 24, 9am-1pm, Wendover Library See page 21 for more information.

Sun 20, 10am-4.30pm, Wen Memorial Hall Weston Turville Historical Society A whole day of tropical themed cake Fri 25, 8pm, W Turville Village Hall decorating. A chance to relax and play with “Rothschild Money moving a Mountain”, all things cake!! See Cornelli advert page 18. with speaker Catherine Taylor. The creation and role of the Waddesdon Gardens, 1874Pentecost Praise Service 1898. www.wthsoc.org.uk Sun 20, 6.30pm, St Anne’s Church Everyone is very welcome to join us and Art Studio Open Weekend celebrate the birthday of the church with us. Sat 26 & Sun 27, 157 Tring Road HP22 6NZ If you are musical or like singing and would Jane Miller and her twin sister Diane Riddy like to take part in the service, we would invite everyone to visit between 10am and like to invite you to bring your instrument 7pm Sat 26 and 11am and 4pm on Sun 27. (or voice!) and come to practice at 5.30pm 25% discount on all sales on the day. All Op





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Dementia or untreated hearing loss Is it possible that hearing loss is misdiagnosed as dementia? Or does having untreated hearing loss increase the risk of developing dementia? In truth, it is possible to answer ‘yes’ to both these questions but the good news is there are positive steps you can take to improve the outcome. Let’s take a closer look. Research in recent years has established a link between hearing loss and dementia and has shown that cognitive function is affected by a reduced level of hearing. Studies have shown that having impaired hearing can lead to a 30-40% greater risk of cognitive decline. Hearing stimulates brain cells and keeps the person mentally engaged and active. It makes sense therefore to address hearing loss early, keeping your brain active and helping you enjoy the activities you love. Avoiding the social isolation that often comes with hearing difficulties can reduce the risk of cognitive ability being affected. So, is it hearing loss or dementia, or both? Aston Hearing have long recognised the similarities between the two conditions. We regularly meet people who have signs of early dementia which are the same as those of untreated hearing loss.

For example, people often appear confused, disorientated, frustrated and disengaged. They may be starting to withdraw from their usual social activities, doubt their own judgment and lack confidence. All these signs can be demonstrated by someone who is simply struggling to hear. Even the verbal tests for dementia can be misleading since it is very difficult to follow an instruction or answer a question correctly if you haven’t heard what has been asked of you. Paula Cook is an Audiologist at Aston Hearing with a special interest in dementia. She says, “Hearing should always be a consideration when measuring someone’s cognitive ability. Even an element of hearing loss can add to cognitive decline and a hearing solution may well alleviate some of the symptoms.” During the week of the 14-20th May 2018, to recognise Deaf Awareness week and the Dementia Awareness week that follows, Aston Hearing will be offering free hearing health checks from our mobile unit at World’s End Garden Centre, in Wendover, Bucks. Our experienced audiology team will be available to give advice and support and no appointment is necessary. Simply come and find us near the restaurant.


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monies raised will be donated to charity. Wendover Community Library”. See advert Free entry. Refreshments served in the page 6. garden (weather permitting!). Enquiries please visit www.janemillerart.com or email Coming Soon - Save the Date! info@janemillerart.com. • 1 June - Open Evenings, Fridays in June, Wendover Bowls Club, see advert this page Mentmore Arts Festival • 2 June - Halton Singers have been providing 26-28 May, 11am-5pm, LU7 0QF entertainment to Halton and Wendover for The 10th Mentmore Arts Festival! This year nearly 50 years. We are known for shows raising funds for Lindengate, The National and concerts but decided to put on a social Autistic Society and SeeAbility. There is also event at 7.30pm with local entertainers and a special preview Friday 25 May, 7-9pm. a quiz, in the relaxed atmosphere of Halton www.mentmore-arts-fe​stival.co.uk Village Hall. The aim is that you get to know the individuals who have entertained you Wendover Celebrates 2018 over the years. See advert page 6 Sun 27, from 12noon, Chiltern Way Academy • 3 June - Recital, St Mary the Virgin Weston See pages 17-20 for information. Turville, see advert page 4 • 9 June - Lindengate Fair, see advert page 26 Coffee Morning • 9-24 June - Bucks Art Weeks (Open Studios) Thu 31, 10am-12noon, St Anne’s Hall • 21 June - Author visit, Wendover Library The Wendover Society hosts another in its • 22 June - Barn Courtyard Midsummer Fair occasional series of coffee mornings, this • 23 June - Florence Nightingale Hospice month featuring a visit from Ron Melville, Midnight Walk who will discuss “The Present and Future of • 7 July - RAF100 baton comes to RAF Halton

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Wendover Remembers

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MAY 1918

The Germans continued their major offensive on the Western Front attacking into the French sector along the Chemin des Dames. By the end of the month German troops had reached the Marne and Paris was threatened. American forces took part in the fighting for the first time. Britain suffered its largest (and last) attack by German aircraft. 49 people were killed and 177 were injured. Nicaragua and Costa Rica declared war on Germany.

his comprehension. It was a very serious offence, and they could fine him £100 and send him to prison for six months but as this was his first offence, as a warning to him and all other people, they must order him to pay a fine of £1, or in default one month’s imprisonment”. Harry Foster a woodman, of Worlds End, Wendover, was summoned for using threatening language at Weston Turville on May 4. He pleaded not guilty. John Thomas Walton, a farmer of Weston Turville, said that on May 4, in Wendover Road, Foster shouted at him that he ought to be “in the Army, fighting the Germans.” Walton said that he made no reply. Later in the afternoon Walton again met Foster, who resumed his shouting. Walton claimed that Foster had subjected him to annoyance for a considerable time in the presence of other people, and he felt bound to take proceedings against him. The Chairman said that it was evident that the defendant had used offensive but not threatening language and dismissed the case. He said the Court must, however, warn Foster not to say anything to annoy people in that way again. He hoped they would shake hands and be friends. Defendant: “No sir; I will never shake hands with such a man”. Complainant: “I merely wish this annoyance to cease”.

Much to the relief of Wendover families, no casualties were reported from the front in May 1918. However at home the Aylesbury Petty Sessions Court was kept busy with several cases involving men of the Wendover area. William Taylor, a carter of Wendover, was charged with supplying a prisoner of war at Halton Camp with cigarettes in contravention of the Defence of the Realm Act. The defendant pleaded “guilty through ignorance.” It was stated that in the course of his occupation Taylor had occasion to go to the camp. A notice was posted in a conspicuous place warning civilians against having any dealing with the interned persons. Sergt. Frank McGill said on looking out of the office window at the camp he saw Taylor approach one of the prisoners and hand him a parcel, and the prisoner gave him some money. The Chairman commented: “How any man could make arrangements to supply Mr F Purssell of Small Dean Farm applied prisoners of war at this time was beyond to the court for the possession of a cottage

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and farm buildings at Worlds End, occupied by George Beckett. He explained that the tenancy comprised a cottage, farm buildings, and a strip of land. Mr Purssell occupied 16 acres of land adjoining, and now required the farm buildings and the cottage for an employee. Mr Beckett claimed he should be paying only 6s per week rather than the 7s demanded and the only reason he was being turned out was because Purssell disputed the rent. The chairman said it was clearly a case in which the owner of the cottage was entitled to possession, and the usual order for ejectment would be made. Bucks Herald published a notice congratulating Mrs Ann Bonham, the oldest inhabitant of Wendover on reaching her 90th birthday. It reported that she enjoyed good health, and was able on her birthday to thread a needle and do needlework without the aid of glasses. She was in fact 94, and lived until 1923 when she died aged 99. Val Moir & Mike Senior

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Youth Wendover Youth Centre Needs (a not your colleague at work, not your parents, Thank you for your contribution. not your child’s – it needs your help. Wendover Youth Centre Trustees little bit of) You! At our AGM in March we heard how great a We are working on our vision and plan for Roughshod DELIVER ‘community’ success story Wendover Youth Centre (WYC) has been. It provides two youth clubs, a youth café, lunchtime clubs, before & after school clubs, holiday clubs and a drama group and it does all this because it has strong partnerships and benefactors; schools, churches, local businesses, Wendover Parish Council, Neighbourhood Plan Group, Local Area Forum, County & District Councillors, Premier Sport and Lionel Abel Smith Trust. We also heard that most importantly the number of young people using the centre continued to increase, year on year.

the next five years. There are many young people not using the WYC and we need to do more to make the centre attractive to them as well as giving the current users an even better experience.

Riding Lights Theatre Company has been touring innovative, accessible theatre into all kinds of communities for nearly 40 years. The aim is to create unforgettable, entertaining theatre in response to current issues and the Becky, WYC Senior Youth Leader (becky@ hopes and fears of the world we share. wendoveryouth.co.uk) needs more youth Created in 1992, Roughshod is Riding Lights’ workers and volunteers to run a greater dynamic young actors company. number of sessions. She needs young people and parents to give your time, your energy Five young people in search of their futures and your ideas to achieve this, so please get in reveal some surprising stories of hope in contact, to discuss what you can contribute. Roughshod’s new show for 2018.

The Trustees need assistance raising more So, that’s a job well done and we can all give money to fund these activities and people ourselves a clap on the back! Not quite. to keep WYC dynamic and thriving, to get We think Wendover deserves an even better involved as new Trustees. So, if you have great centre. It’s easy to think that we should just let ideas, fundraising experience or a passion to the partners listed above get on with it. That’s make WYC an even better youth centre, Tony their role, after all? No. A real ‘community’ Playle, Chair of the Trustees (tony.playle@ centre needs your help. Not your neighbour, btinternet.com) would like to hear from you.



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Local News Thank you Lenten Lunchers

About twenty people gathered in Wendover Christian Centre every Tuesday in Lent to share a simple lunch and raise money for local causes. After Easter it was divided between Aylesbury Women’s Aid www. aylesburywomensaid.org.uk and Aylesbury Youth Concern, see also youthconcern.org. uk. Churches Together in Wendover supports Aylesbury Women’s Aid with collections of non-perishable food at Harvest and Christmas plus presents at Christmas. The Lunchers also thought it very appropriate to support young people into jobs and homes at the start of their adult lives.

Best-ever MS Art Show beats the odds!

The latest Chilterns MS Centre Pop Up Art Weekend beat the odds and the snow to generate an amazing £14,300 for the Centre. Despite having to cancel the preview day and the challenges that the snow brought with it, 800 visitors attended the event, which showcased work from 94 artists.

Without the help of the sterling group of Next year’s show will take place on Saturday volunteers from the local community and 9 and Sunday 10 March 2019. RAF Halton the show would not have taken place. All the hard work paid off as the Thy Kingdom Come Churches Together in Wendover is joining Centre raised £200 more than last year. the world wide initiative to pray for God’s “So many amazing people helped to ensure Kingdom to come. From Ascension day that the show could go on. Volunteers and (Thursday 10 May) to Pentecost Sunday staff battled against the snow to set up the (20 May) we are inviting all Christians in exhibition and the Station Commander at and around Wendover to join us in prayer. RAF Halton, Group Captain James Brayshaw, Through St Anne’s, St Mary’s and Wendover led a team that cleared our car park,” said Free Church, we will be distributing prayer Hannah Asquith, Head of Fundraising and resources for this global movement. They are Communications. “We are also so grateful to also available on the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ the 800 visitors that came and bought from website (www.thykingdomcome.global). the 94 artists who showed their work with us”. From Friday morning 18 May to Saturday This record-breaking total will provide over morning 19 May there will be a 24-hour 400 hours of treatments and make a real prayer vigil. This will start in St Anne’s Church difference to the lives of people in the local at 9am where there will be interactive all age prayer stations to help you to pray, until area living with multiple sclerosis. 7.30am on Saturday. There will always be This year’s Pop Up Art Weekend was someone available to pray with you, to help sponsored by Michael Anthony Estate you or keep you company if you wish. Come Agents. www.michaelanthony.co.uk and go as you please all day and night. On



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Local News Friday (18 May) we will be gathering for prayer at 9am, midday, 7pm and midnight. On Saturday (19 May) we will be gathering for sunrise prayers at 5am at St Anne’s. This will be followed by a walk to St Mary’s at 7.30am where we will finish with breakfast at 8am and a final prayer gathering at 9am. More information about the event can be found on our facebook page (www.facebook. com/ChurchesTogetherWendover) or the Wendover Free Church website (www. wendoverfreechurch.org.uk).

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The latest crimes map for the area in and around Wendover can be found at www. police.uk/thames-valley/N419/crime/. This map includes crimes reported in February 2018, some of which may still be under investigation. The total crimes reported in Wendover was 26, in Stoke Mandeville (northern boundary at Stoke Mandeville Hospital property line) and Weston Turville (combined), 25, and in Aston Clinton, 8.

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The sales of The Chiltern Brewery’s Charity Beer, Pride of Bucks & Berks, have been a great success raising funds for the JustGiving campaign to support Sophie Edes and to help

her family buy specialist eye-gaze equipment that will vastly improve the quality of their lives. In addition to this, a raffle to win a delicious Head Brewer’s Hamper has so far raised just over £100 to add to that amount. There has also been a pledge from one of the Brewery’s regular stockists to contribute 5p from every pint sold in their pub. Head Brewer and Director Tom Jenkinson made a cheque presentation to Sophie and her mother Liz on Friday 20 April. More about the event next month.

but there’s room for other projects. Please bring your own materials. You will be made welcome – and if you don’t have a current project, come anyway and see what others are doing. Perhaps inspiration will strike!

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A huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who supported the Craft Fair at St Anne’s Hall on 7 April, stall holders, helpers, people who helped with advertising and of course the general public who came along on the day. If you didn’t attend, you missed the most amazing cakes, some fabulous items for sale and lovely people.

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On 24 March Wendover Labour Party members and other residents met in the Library Room to discuss key local issues. Contributors included local health professionals, charity trustees, retired people, students, education professionals and business people. Representatives from Wendover Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group attended “to better understand Wendover people’s views”.

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1. Health and Social Care Residents expressed concern about • problems created by unpredictable voluntary services being used to fill gaps left by cuts to essential services • expensive and uneconomic use of private agency staff • new limits on the services provided by our GPs • lack of clear information about how changes and cuts will affect them - for example, sick and vulnerable residents facing longer journeys to hospital appointments and steep hospital parking charges Local Solutions: a. Research/publish ‘awareness’ map of cuts/changes to local services, including transport. b. Explore ‘cooperative’ style provision.

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The There But Not There (TBNT) project are gone, highlighting that they made great aims to Commemorate, Educate and Heal. sacrifices, to show that when the time came The project itself is the commemoration for them to do their duty they did it. This will including a school education programme. help give them the praise and recognition Funds raised from the sale of the transparent that they deserve. silhouette Tommies will contribute directly The Amenities committee of Wendover to the work carried out by the six beneficiary Parish Council agreed to buy both charities: a Silent Soldier (see page 19 in 1. The Royal Foundation: Heads April print edition of Wendover Together News) and a TBNT silhouette. They 2. Walking with the Wounded are considering placing a TBNT 3. Combat Stress silhouette on the War Memorial 4. Help for Heroes on the Manor Waste and a Silent 5. Project Equinox: Housing Soldier in the Community Orchard Veterans and Medical Students in Rope Walk Meadow. This will 6. Commonwealth War Graves allow everyone to see them and Foundation Photo by Harry Evans enjoy their presence. If any local The Tommies and their business, organisation or individual commemorative packaging are made would like to purchase a soldier please go to by the Royal British Legion Industries, therebutnotthere.org.uk. At the same time appropriately, by ex-Service Veterans please notify clerk@wendover-pc.gov.uk or employed by RBLI. They are used to reflect telephone 01296 623056, in order to find a on all that these brave soldiers did for us, a regulated space for it. way for us to thank them even though they Harry Evans


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Two years have passed since we last held this wonderful parade and as usual no effort is being spared while preparing this. Make sure you and your group are there from 10am on Sunday 27 May at Ashbrook Playing Field, Aylesbury Road also known as Castle Park. You don’t want to miss out being part of this amazing event. Judging will take place at 11:30. It’s not too late to send in your entry form to participate in the Parade. Please email wendovercelebrates2018@gmail.com and they’ll send you a form. Last time Parade Organiser Stephen Worth said “Follow the

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committed to keeping people living with Thursday 24 May, 9am to 1pm, Library Forecourt dementia in their own home rather than a After the success of last year’s launch of residential setting. Wendover Dementia Action Alliance in May, Lindengate Memory Pathways offers a this year there will be a Dementia Awareness drop-in programme that provides individual Day as described above. Once again, many and group support for people with memory local organisatons will be on hand to provide loss, confusion or dementia and their carers. information on how to support a person If you cannot attend the stall on the day, living with dementia. please phone the Lindengate office for more Alzheimer’s Society A Memory Support information 01296 622443.

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advise them that the salt bins were running low, they have not been refilled, and Steve from the Roads Department told me that no decision has been made as to whether they will be. Do we have to wait for a fatal accident before anything is done? What the More than four hundred households at residents want is for the access roads to be Princess Mary Gate estate are in a similar salted by the gritters when snow is forecast, position, though our situation is even more and our salt bins filled. dangerous. Following the snows this year, We all pay our rates but apparently snow our estate Facebook page has had harrowing and ice is not covered. accounts of cars sliding uncontrolled onto Resident, Princess Mary Gate the Tring Road at the junctions of Babbington Council Tax Road and the new roundabout for the I’ve just received my 2018/19 Council tax bill estate, only escaping a serious accident and was really surprised to see that it’s gone because there was no car or person on the up by 5.6% which is more than double the Tring Road at the time. We do not get our underlying rate of inflation. steep and narrow access road, which has passing places, cleared or gritted by the The biggest increase of 7% is for the Pcc for council, and we even had to fight to get salt Thames Valley Police which I find particularly bins provided, which were to be filled by the difficult to stomach especially as Wendover council. Despite two calls to Bucks County Police station is no longer operational Council by myself and numerous others, and I’m sure the land was sold for not an one following the December snow, to insignificant amount. I really sympathise with the lady from Vinetrees who wrote following the heavy snow in March, and who was unable to get out due to lack of gritting.


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It seems to me that the Council and its authorities can increase prices without any justification. Surely this is unfair. Andrew - Wendover Resident

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I was born in Little Kingshill and lived there with my sister and brother. If it was fine out, my mum and her friends would take us to Long Down, as we knew it then - now it is Pulpit Hill. Our wishes were to have mum’s ashes scattered there, but it is a nature reserve, so I took flowers down, but they kept going missing. Mr Mark Vallance of The Berks, Bucks, and Oxon Wildlife Trust said that they would put a bench there. We had a plaque made, and sent it to him. The bench was put up at the end of January, but we only got to visit in March. The plaque had already been taken. We were very upset, and can‘t believe someone would do this. Mark rang me in April to ask me to let him know if we would like another. That costs a lot of money; we cannot buy another one. Mrs Yvonne Talmer

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now had three harvests at the Hale Valley Vineyard we now manage. Despite Antony and Carol’s unflinching support and advice, our yield has, in those three years, gone from “great” to “okay” to “what’s the point”!

The vineyard, planted over 25 years ago, is More about one of our local vineyards below. small, about an acre, and frankly what we knew about cultivating vines would take An Accidental Vigneron In Bucks no more time to express that than it takes The first time I saw the vineyard looking to swig a small glass of English fizz (which is across the valley toward Cock’s Hill in the what we’ve mainly had made, by the way). Hale with my colleague, Chris, in what would Our job is to produce large, clean (free from be a large departure from our normal lives, mildew), juicy sweet grapes with just the I was immediately seduced by it. The vines right acidity to make the wine makers job a appeared to us to be laden with grapes and doddle to produce wonderful wine – except it was a balmy afternoon in late September. it’s not that easy: we’ve got to prevent frost Harvest wouldn’t be for about three weeks. damage, mildew, botrytis and once we’ve “Well”, said Antony, “I’m likely to grub it up done that, somehow persuade muntjacs not if you don’t take it on as it is just getting a bit to treat our grapes as a delightful dessert to their normal diet. At least we don’t have too much for Carol and me”. wild boars in Bucks with their penchant for “What do you think, Chris?” I said. Chris, “just ripe” grapes! always up for a new challenge, agrees ...more in June... Patrick Hurd without a pause. This was in 2013, and we’ve


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Hampden Fields Update advice over our options. We are now doing THEY THINK IT’S ALL OVER – THEY COULD BE WRONG this, with a view to getting a decision this month.

There is an impression that the ‘Hampden Fields’ development now has the final green light to go ahead. This is based on press publicity over the Secretary of State’s decision not to ‘call in’ the proposal for independent public inquiry. The Hampden Fields Action Group and many supporters were very disappointed at Mr Javid’s decision, especially as we had had some support from our MP David Lidington. We believe that the District Council’s decision was based in part on a flawed assessment of the traffic effects of the development. This should have been tested at an independent inquiry. So, is it all over?

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How effective would noise barriers be?

Noise barriers reduce noise over only a short range. Anyone who only experiences traffic noise when there is a westerly wind (e.g. between Dobbins Lane and Aylesbury Road) will not benefit, as noise barriers are not effective against wind-borne noise. Also, at 13ft high (double the original intended height), the barriers will be unsightly and attract graffiti.

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We are told that the HS2 money cannot be used for a low noise surface. In 2015 when HS2 offered the funding, they concluded that noise barriers would be more cost effective than a low noise road surface. In 2018 it is now very different, as a result of improvements in the cost and effectiveness of low noise surfaces. HS2 need to be asked if they would therefore allow their funds to The additional noise from HS2 construction be used for what is now the better solution. traffic would hardly be noticeable. Wendover will be able to have its say, as a public consultation is planned.

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Lindengate is looking for additional volunteers to support our service users. Here are some words from one of our volunteers, Emma: I’ve been a volunteer at Lindengate for 18 months now, after becoming interested in the idea of Social & Therapeutic Horticulture through an article in a Permaculture magazine. My day job is in care and having always enjoyed gardening and ‘being in nature’, it was the perfect place to combine two interests of mine. I love the sociability of volunteering at Lindengate, meeting the variety of people that come to enjoy the garden and its myriad of activities, and being able to support them in sharing new experiences and learning important life skills, to help them grow within themselves, whatever their capabilities. Seeing the Gardeners (service users) I work with build their confidence, increase their skillset and take so much enjoyment from the activities

we participate in, gives me great joy and really is the highlight of my week. Being even a small part in supporting someone to achieve their goals, overcome a personal hurdle or take even the smallest step in progress, provides immense satisfaction. But most of all I love the fact that gardening as a therapy benefits all of us. It allows everyone, Gardeners and Volunteers alike, to unwind, switch off their minds from everyday stresses, that we all face, and immerse themselves in mindful activity and just ‘being’ for a few hours. The garden environment provides limitless opportunities as well as addressing many health benefits, both physically and mentally, there really is nothing not to like! The Lindengate garden is a very special place, and I feel hugely privileged to have the opportunity to volunteer alongside so many wonderful individuals that come to use its facilities each week.

If you’d like to help us support those with mental health needs, please get in touch to find out more. Lindengate is also looking for Volunteers to help with the garden and site, conservation activities, fundraising and general administration activities. There are Volunteer Introductory Training Sessions: • 10am Saturday 12 May and • 7pm Tuesday 5 June at Lindengate • Booking essential, please call 01296 622443 or email volunteer@lindengate. org.uk. • Volunteering forms can be downloaded at http://www.lindengate. org.uk/volunteers.html You can follow Lindengate on Facebook @Lindengategardening or visit the Lindengate Fair on Saturday 9 June 2018.

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With the ending of the indoor Short Mat Bowls Season, Wendover Bowls Club started Lawn Green Bowling in Mid-April. Over the winter a great deal of work has been carried out to the Bowling Green and the clubhouse, which is making the bowling even more enjoyable. The season’s fixtures include a great variety of matches, both home and away. Every Tuesday afternoon and most Friday evenings, we continue to hold Club Turn Up and Play “Roll-ups” for members. These regular club events are known as “Spoon Drives”. The Club welcomes new members and if you have ever thought of playing or taking part in this popular sport do give it a try. Throughout June, the Club will be holding open evenings, see advert page 8.

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The Chilterns Group of The Wildlife Trust invites you to its highly reputed Plant and Produce Charity Market at Great Missenden Memorial Centre on Sunday 20 May from 10am to 1pm, see advert page 4. This is our main local fundraising event with all proceeds going to conservation work on reserves like Bacombe Hill and Weston Turville Reservoir. Then we shall be starting our Orchid Extravaganza, a programme of walks to see wild orchids prefaced by “Adventures of an Orchid Hunter’, a talk by Kew botanist Lief Bersweden at College Lake on Saturday 2 June at 7pm. Booking for the talk and the walks has already started - for full details please go to www.bbowt.org.uk/whats-on and get your tickets.

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At the March meeting of Village within a Garden stakeholders concerning Town”. This development the closure of RAF Halton, will be complex because it it was made crystal clear includes listed buildings, that while the initial house Green Belt and the Area allocation remains at 1000, of Outstanding Natural this is only the first tranche Beauty and could include so there will be further a Heritage Trail as it is a development, as expected. Traffic congestion at the Clock Tower Historic site: the railway A curiously slow timeline platform and trenches were of 150 houses per year was suggested. mentioned. Wendover residents are already As significant infrastructure gains are involved with the museums at RAF Halton. usually paid for by large building projects implemented as quickly as possible, this Road infrastructure was touched on briefly timing didn’t make a lot of sense. Closure as much heavy traffic headed for the in 2022 was confirmed yet again, but no A41 already passes through Wendover, timetable was given for the emergence of shaking the ancient buildings with limited a site Masterplan. If the Vale of Aylesbury foundations. No firm plans have been Local Plan (VALP) is not approved, Her presented at this stage but it is essential Majesty’s Government’s housing need that new roads enable the easy flow of extra calculation could be applied, which would domestic traffic, too. lead to a 55% increase in the housing numbers already given. David Lidington summed up with some very telling points reflecting local opinion: The Defence Infrastructure Organisation 1. There must be no coalescence with other (DIO) plans “to reach financial potential existing developments of the site” which means Housing, not 2. The DIO must handle stakeholders Employment, has priority. AVDC feels it sensitively learning from the mistakes has planned for more employment than made by the HS2 project with its trail of required by the VALP. Local people were broken promises hoping for more employment opportunities 3. Similarly, DIO must not follow the example to replace jobs lost because of the closure of of Princess Mary Gate where housing was RAF Halton. just crammed in leading to traffic flow and parking problems The VALP specifically excludes a retail centre 4. Schools infrastructure must be examined in the RAF Halton development but the DIO very carefully as John Colet School is proposes one. Business owners in the retail “bursting at the seams” centre of Wendover will want to know how 5. As the local MP, he is always willing to this will be resolved. take concerns of residents direct to the Defence Secretary or Ministers Much was made of the concept: “A Garden Notes of Wendover Stakeholders

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RAF Halton Closure Friday 23 March saw the latest RAF Halton Stakeholders meeting held at Halton House. In reality, it was to start unveiling the plan with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) showing their initial thoughts, some important information to set the scene. RAF Halton is still scheduled to close in 2022. AVDC hopes the Local Plan will be approved by the end of this year (2018), and will then be adopted by the new local authority. If it fails then the new authority will have to start again. Details about Halton will be contained in a Supplementary Planning Document which will commence as a subset to the Local Plan in 2019. The headline number of houses is still 1000, but now we have an idea where they will be. Obviously we only had a very quick review of the presentation. The DIO seemed to have done a good job at looking at the site and what heritage assets they had. In broad strokes – Halton House becomes a 5 star hotel or luxury care home, Henderson Barracks are listed and become a small group within the

setting of the AONB. Maitland Barracks are too close together to really be usable as modern housing, although some buildings in the area may warrant protecting, it is a site for new housing. New housing will replace the HQ building, Clayfield Avenue with Nuffield Pavilion the workshops, Kermode Hall and the Warrant Officers mess. A primary school will be located on the main site and there will be a community centre off the Upper Icknield Way with a Doctor’s surgery and a retail shop.

no information on road improvements at this stage. They would like to retain and enhance the sports facilities if they can. There may be employment opportunities at the airfield. There are one or two areas in the plan which are undecided and which we will need to input our views. There was a suggestion that some land may be set aside for housing needs in the future which needs to be reviewed.

Two interesting developments came out. Firstly, AVDC said they would be setting up a Joint Venture with the Rothschild Foundation to develop the site, and the DIO seemed to be on board with the idea. I believe this is a very positive step. Secondly, the concept of a National/Regional Sports Village being created utilising the existing sports facilities already there. This would fit with the DIO plan The DIO see the development along the so it could get some momentum behind it. principles of a garden village. They expressed a desire to enhance the landscaping of the site and In conclusion, a good first step along what protect the avenues of trees. They are looking at appears to be a marathon race. improving the transport links although there is Brian Thompson,Chair, Halton Parish Council

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Tribute: John Michael Cockle 16.02.1941 – 05.03.2018 John was a Wendover resident his entire life. Born in 1941, he grew up in the King and Queen Pub, owned by his parents Edward and Clarissa. John spent his childhood helping out in the pub and working at the garage next door, also owned by his parents. Edward Cockle made and sold Italian homemade ice-cream from the premises and it is believed the pub had the first colour television in Wendover!

and the Nativity Crib. It was here, in 1965, that John married his childhood sweetheart, Josephine Bollard. Josephine had arrived in Wendover from Singapore when her father was posted to Halton RAF Camp and, once married, the couple remained inseparable sharing in the John attended Mrs Baldwin’s Nursery School trials and tribulations of life (South Street), Coniston House School step by step with each other. (Dobbins Lane) and Wendover C of E School, which in those days was situated by the John left school in 1956, Clock Tower. At some point over the last 10 aged 15, when he started years, John reflected on his childhood walk working for the BBC in the to school and recorded his memories – these Publication Department based in central London. Whilst John enjoyed the job, he will be published in a future edition. realised he still preferred the countryside to John spent his youth in the village with his the smoky city and after a year, took up work good childhood pals, Derek Firmin, Brian as a painter/decorator for local companies Price and Brian Simmons, and all remained (Langfords and Newgate). John loved this good friends. John was a keen magician and work and always regaled people he chatted fire-eater and records show he performed to with tales of workplace mischief with Fred at many a party in Bucks, when he would Wood and Bob Barrett. entertain his audience with an array of tricks, Three children arrived in quick succession illusions and puppetry. for John and Josie (Jane, Susan and Ted) St Mary’s Church also played an important and John was then encouraged to seek role in John’s life. He was confirmed in the alternative employment. He secured work Church, was choirboy and sacristan for with Bucks County Council, Aylesbury Rural many years and prepared the Easter Garden District Council and Aylesbury Vale District

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Local Face: Abbeyfield @ As soon as the residents of Abbeyfield read about the Wendover Celebrates Parade, they decided they should be part of it this year. Heather, who works at Abbeyfield, mentioned this to her father, a driver for Stagecoach based in Basingstoke, and he Jonathan Williams jumped at the chance from Stagecoach, to help. Jon has Basingstoke, will drive already been up to the pink coach look at the Ashbrook playing field where they will gather, and also to Chiltern Way Academy off London Road where Wendover Celebrates will take place. Michelle, the manager at Abbeyfield Wendover, is fully supportive of the residents, as they will be fully visible in their local community. The theme of this year’s Carnival is Diversity and the residents of Abbeyfield agree that they are all very different even if they do all have the same Can Do attitude. They were asked if they could make a lot of noise while they were parading in the bus so they will bring their Ghanaian drums to entertain the crowds, suitably tutored and led by Alphons. Anne suggested that they find bells to ring and horns to toot. They will make sure they will be heard! The coach, see above left, will arrive at Abbeyfield in Dobbins Lane at about 10am on Sunday 27 May, ready to be decorated. Barbara and others have been making bunting and everyone will be pumping up balloons as well. Jane, Beryl, Michelle, Heather and many others have been making other decorations. The coach should arrive at Ashbrook Playing Field, Aylesbury Road (also known as Castle Park) by about 11 as the Parade floats will be judged at about 11.30. The Parade will leave at 12noon and move slowly towards London Road, (see page 17 for map).

the Abbeyfield garden beautiful but for this occasion they have used their knowledge of sport to develop some games to play. Barbara has made some bean bags for the purpose. Peter and Tony (volunteer) will be helping with the games on the day. Dilys, Barbara, and Beryl Abbeyfield House, Dobbins Lane, Wendover HP22 6BP will be drumming with The Abbeyfield residents are used to sharing Alphons (teacher) who supplied their genuine talking drums. their talents by teaching others and selling Alphons has connections with his home their products at coffee mornings and have village in Ghana. He and his wife Anne have raised money for charities, including local set up AlphAnne Charity to provide Teacher children Esmé’s All Stars and Ollie Gardiner. Packs containing educational materials Maria, Tessa and Christine, are hoping to be for the local school and orphanage. The around to float between activities and take residents of Wendover Abbeyfield have over when others need a break. been able to fund for and make several Heather and Michelle will be doing sterling packages. work feeding everyone and keeping the There will also be quieter moments for residents in order. They are Abbeyfield site Yoga with Ruth (teacher), Dilys and Judith Marshals for the day (volunteer). Anne and Claudia have decided to offer a giant crossword that so that anyone Don’t forget to visit the Abbeyfield stall can fill in the answer to a clue. There might when you go to Wendover Celebrates on be a communal jigsaw puzzle, too. Why not Sunday 27 May. watch artists at work? - with Diana (teacher) and Marilyn (volunteer) supporting Gladys It’s not too late to send in your entry form to participate in the Parade. Please email and Beryl. wendovercelebrates2018@gmail.com and they’ll send you a form. Something for everyone!

When they arrive at the Carnival site, they will be set down near to the entrance where their gazebo is ready to engage the public with crafts, including crochet work by Joan. Gerald and Mansel usually enjoy keeping www.wendovernews.co.uk

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Topics, times & locations vary, see website for details www.fabrichq.co.uk Badminton Club. 19.45-21.45 Mon, beginners 18.45-19.45 Fri, John Colet School (term time) www.bucksvoice.net/wendoverbc Wendover Fitness classes, times & locations vary, see website for details www.wendoverfitness.co.uk Rainbow Rattles children’s playgroup (term time only), £1 per family, Trinity Centre RAF Halton Hartbeeps Music Classes for children, Wendover Children’s Centre HP22 6HF www.hartbeeps.com Chairbelles seated exercise for over 55s, Bankside Kirsty 07801 594519 Free friendly run/jog club to suit you. Meet point RAF base Chestnut Avenue. Nikki 07868 873911 The Rotary Club of Wendover & District, Chandos Arms, W Turville, usually 1st & 3rd Mondays www.wendoverrotary.org.uk Badminton Club for over 18s, £6, (Sep-July, no BH’s) Green Park Sports Centre HP22 5NE Allen 01296 631159 Tai Chi & Qigong Classes, Your Cafe in the Park 6 & 7pm Tue, St Anne’s Hall noon Wed www.yangshengtaichi.com Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell 01296 624089 Thames Valley Police at Wendover Community Library 0845 230 3232 Hatha yoga— Tue 19.00-20.30 Wen Mem Hall; Fri 09.30-11.00 & 11.30-13.00, St Anne’s Hall www.lizbrownyoga.co.uk Play & Learn (term time only), Trinity Centre, RAF Halton 01296 621143 Colour Wheel Art Class (term time only), all topics, Ellesborough Parish Hall Steve Hedges 01844 273076 Simply Walk, meet at Wendover Clock Tower for moderate walk 1-1.5 hours 01494 475367 Bounce & Rhyme (term time only), Library Room, FREE 0845 2303232 Martial Arts Class for Children with ZKS, St Anne’s Hall www.zksmartialarts.co.uk Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall (winter 20.15, summer 19.00) www.imagezcameraclub.co.uk Halton Singers Practice Sessions, Halton Village Hall enquiries@haltonsing​ers.org.uk Wen & Halton Cycling Club, Wed 18.30 local mtn bike, Sat 08.30 road, Sun 08.30 local mtn bike rides@wendoverhaltoncc.org.uk Parentcraft (booking only), Wendover Children’s Centre HP22 6HF 01296 621143 Drop-in pre-school outdoor activity group, Wendover Woods. See website for details. 500bc.org/under-fives-club/. Drop-in French Conversation Group, The Espresso Lounge HP22 5HS bramleycottage73@gmail.com Beginners and Improvers art group, The Loft Studio, The Courtyard wendystudio@hotmail.com Slimming World, Chilterns MS Centre, Oakwood Close HP22 5LX Sally 07484 650301 Hartbeats African Drumming, beginner to advanced, pay-as-you-go Justine 07773 047684 Halton Military Wives Choir rehearsals halton@militarywiveschoirs.org Adult Swimming Classes, Wendover Pool Sharon 07990 521679 Aylesbury Sub-Aqua Club at Green Park Pool (term time only) www.aylesburydivers.​org.uk RAF Assn Halton and Ayles Branch clubhouse open to public, Bldg 259 RAF Halton Wendover Weekly Market, Manor Waste Fun Dog Training, Ellesborough Parish Hall anndormer.a2z@gmail.com Play & Learn (term time only), £1 per family, Wendover Children's Centre HP22 6HF 01296 621143 Sparrowhawks Netball Training, courts by Your Cafe in the Park, Aston Clinton wendoverladiesnetballclub@hotmail.com 19.00 Ballroom & Latin Dance Class / 20.00 Dance. 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Tue-Sat 10.00-16.00 Exhibitions & activities at Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP, see page 2 28 Apr-12 May daily Tring Spring Fayre, throughout Tring Tue 01 & Fri 04 10.00-12.00 Aston Hearing - HearToday Events. Tue, Cobbles Yard OX9 3DZ; Fri, Flint Barn Court HP7 0DB Tue 01 afternoon Learn My Way - FREE computer training, Wendover Community Library, see page 2 Tue 01 19.00-21.00 Breast Friends - support group for those affacted by breast cancer, Mandeville School HP21 8ES, see page 2 Tue 01 20.00 Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society Meeting, Stewart Hall, HP17 0XN, see page 2 Wed 02 19.45 Buckland, Drayton Beauchamp and Aston Clinton WI, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS Thu 03 & Tue 15 see listing Knit & Natter, Wendover Community Library, see page 2 Thu 03 11.00 Simply Walk at Wendover Woods, meet 10.45 by the Cafe in the Woods, see page 2 Thu 03 19.00-20.00 Wendover Library Reading Group, Wendover Community Library Sat 05 morning Spring Flowers Identification Event, Dancersend Reserve, near HP23 6LB Sat 05 10.30-11.30 Garden Opening - with refreshments and a family treasure hunt, Wendover Community Library, see page 2 Sat 05 10.30-15.30 Psalms of Thanks and Praise, Wendover Christian Centre, see page 2 Sat 05 & Sun 06 11.00 South X South Street Festival, King & Queen, 17 South Street, see advert page 3 Sat 05 14.30-15.30 Children’s Book Group, Wendover Community Library, see page 2 Sat 05 19.30 Wendover Choral Society Concert, St Mary’s Church Wendover, see page 2 Sun 06 13.00-19.00 SubWoofers Music Festival, Saunderton HP27 9HS Mon 07 morning Morris Dancing - 06.30, Coombe Hill; 10.00, Wyevale Garden Centre HP22 6BD, see page 28 Mon 07 15.00-17.00 Cream Teas, St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville. Also 27 & 28 May. See page 2 Tue 08 19.30 Wendover WI - Resolutions Meeting, St Anne’s Hall, see page 2 Tue 08 20.00 Chiltern Humanists meeting with speaker Jason Stretch, Small Barn Hall HP6 5AH, see page 3 Wed 09 & 23 19.30 Wendover Art Club, Dunsmore Village Hall, see page 3 Wed 09 20.00 Aston Clinton, Buckland & Drayton Beauchamp Horticultural Society, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS Thu 10 10.00 Wildlife Trust Working Party, Bacombe Hill Thu 10 20.00 Chiltern Writers - Lesley Ellis Workshop: Editing, Wendover Community Library Room, see page 3 Fri 11 & 25 11.00-14.00 Memory Pathways Support Group for people with memory issues, Lindengate Site HP22 6BD Sat 12 all day Aylesbury Ctre of the National Trust - Visit to Brighton & Royal Paviliion Sat 12 09.00-17.00 Chiltern Music Therapy Golf Day, Chiltern Forest Golf Club, see page 3 Sat 12 09.30-11.30 Wendover Free Church Plant Sale, Wendover Christian Centre, see page 3 Sat 12 10.00-12.00 KEHS Plant Sale, Ellesborough Parish Hall HP17 0TX - arrive early! See page 2 Sat 12 10.00-15.00 Tring Job Show 2018, Nora Grace Hall HP23 5BA Sat 12 10.00-15.00 Great War Showcase, Arts4Every1 Centre HP11 2PU Sat 12 10.00-16.00 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild seminar - Sketch and Stitch, S Mandeville Methodist Church HP22 5UJ Sat 12 10.00-16.00 Artists & Makers Fair, Thame Town Hall OX9 3DP Sat 12-Mon14 10.00-17.00 Charity Art Exhibition by Diana Hardacre, 1 Bates Lane, W Turville, see advert page 4 Sat 12 19.00-22.30 Fundraising Swing Dance Night, Weston Turville Village Hall, see page 4 Sat 12 19.30 Wendover Music Concert featuring Imogen Cooper, St Mary’s Church, see advert page 4 Sun 13 & 20 all day Buckinghamshire Bird Club Field Trip. 13-Little Paxton Pits, 20-New Forest Sun 13-Sat 19 daily Christian Aid Week, see page 4 Sun 13 10.30 Prestwood runs for Chilterns MS Centre, Sprinters Leisure Ctre HP16 9QY Sun 13 14.00 or 15.30 Walk and Wine for CDRS, The Polecat HP16 0HU, see page 4 Sun 13 15.30-17.30 Messy Church, starts in St Anne’s Hall, see page 4 Mon 14 10.00 Chiltern Forest Golf Club Ladies’ Event, Chiltern Forest Golf Club Wed 16 10.00-12.00 Craft Group, Wendover Christian Centre, see page 4 Thu 17 09.00-14.00 Legacy Fairs Antiques & Collectors Fair, Wendover Memorial Hall, see advert page 4 Thu 17 14.30 Wendover Horticultural Society with speaker Charlie Powell, Wendover Library Room, see page 4 Thu 17 19.30-20.30 Meditation Class, Wendover Community Library Room Thu 17 20.00 Aylesbury Ctre of the National Trust with speaker Peter Hague, Broughton Jr Schl HP20 1NQ Fri 18 19.00 Violin and Guitar Duo Concert for Chilterns MS Centre, Hastoe Village Hall HP23 6LU Fri 18 19.30 OnScreen - “The Greatest Showman”, Wendover Library Room, see page 5 Fri 18 19.30 Aston Wine Club with speaker Susan Hulme, Buckland Village Hall HP22 5HZ 19 May - 03 Jun daily Chilterns Spring Walking Festival, throughout the Chilterns, see page 5 Sat 19 09.00-13.00 Wendover Local Produce Market, Manor Waste Sat 19 & Sun 20 see listing Wendover Art Club Spring Show, Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4.30, Wendover Library Room, see page 5 Sat 19 10.30-11.30 Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre, see page 5 Sat 19 11.30-17.00 Wedding Breakfast, Tres Corazones, see advert page 3 Sat 19 14.00 Bucks Family History Society, Turnfurlong Junior School HP21 7PL, see page 5 Sat 19 14.30 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild - Batik - S Mandeville Methodist Church HP22 5UJ Sun 20 10.00-13.00 BBOWT Plant Sale, Great Missenden Memorial Centre, see advert page 4 Sun 20 10.00-16.30 Cornelli Hawaiian Retreat Day, Wendover Memorial Hall, see page 6 Sun 20 18.30 Pentecost Praise Service, St Anne’s Church, see page 6 Sun 20 18.30 Contemplative Fire Gathering, St Mary’s Church, Wendover Thu 24 09.00-13.00 Dementia Awareness Day, Wendover Community Library, see page 21 Fri 25 20.00 Weston Turville Historical Society with speaker Catherine Taylor, W Turville Village Hall, see page 6 Sat 26 & Sun 27 see listing Art Studio Open Weekend, Sat 10-7, Sun 11-4, 157 Tring Road, see page 6 Sat 26-Mon 28 11.00-17.00 Mentmore Arts Festival LU7 0QF, see page 8 Sun 27 noon onwards Wendover Celebrates, Chiltern Way Academy, see pages 17-20 Wed 30 14.30-16.00 Reading Group for the Visually Impaired, Wendover Community Library Thu 31 10.00-12.00 The Wendover Society Coffee Morning with speaker Ron Melville, St Anne’s Hall, see advert page 6


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View from the Chair

The council has now had its Annual Parish Meeting. It was a real pleasure for me to see awards presented to Tony Mogford, surely one of Wendover’s most hardworking and influential residents, and Dr. Colin Riley, who in his professional capacity and with his charity work has cared for Wendover the place as well as the people. Wendover Community Library took the award for organisations. The Library is a showcase for what volunteers can do in the community and is a hub for activities that go far beyond simply lending books. Recipients were chosen by your Parish Councillors this year. In the future we intend to get nominations and support from the wider community for this annual event. Wendover is well served when it comes to sport. I’ve recently been talking to both the cricket and football clubs. Both organisations face challenges and both have ambitious plans for the future. Our netball team is going from strength to strength and the Wendover Swimming CIO is enjoying its recently refurbished pool. The lifeblood of these clubs is provided by enthusiastic volunteers. The WPC stands ready to support these and other organisations if necessary but it’s volunteers who find a few hours a week to help out that makes them work. Cllr Tom Walsh Chair of Wendover Parish Council

Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 1 May 7.30pm St Anne’s Hall

Responsible Dog Ownership

WPC would like to remind dog owners to be more responsible when it comes to dog fouling. Whilst most owners do pick up the waste, some don’t, and this can be particularly horrid for those playing sports, using the fitness trails and our team of groundsmen when they strim the grass. Everyone should be able to enjoy living in a clean and healthy environment – no one should have to put up with the actions of irresponsible dog owners. Dog mess is a health hazard, you have a legal duty to clear it up. Offenders can be issued with a fixed penalty notice or a fine of up to £1,000 if the case goes to court. Being unaware that your dog has fouled or not having a suitable means of clearing up after your dog is no excuse. Please ensure that you always carry a scoop and or plastic bag. There are 20 red dog waste bins in Wendover, so there are no excuses - PLEASE CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR DOG.

add to this accolade by becoming the Best Kept Village in Buckinghamshire. The entry form and fee has been sent and judging will take place between Friday 1 June and Saturday 7 July 2018. WPC has organised a Working Group who have drawn up an action plan which includes over 40 actions for the office and grounds team staff. This is a Community Competition and the village will be judged, among other things, on the volume of litter and evidence of community effort, so please keep gardens nice and tidy and avoid parking on grass verges.

Local Produce Market Saturday 19 May, 9am to 1pm Manor Waste

Easter Hunt Winner

WPC hosted its first Easter Egg Hunt this year during the Easter holidays. Special thanks to the Library for holding entry forms and the 12 shops that agreed to display a brightly coloured egg in their windows. We received Best Kept Village Wendover has recently been voted as one over 50 entries and the winner was pulled of the best places to live by The Times from a hat by the Chairman on Monday 9 newspaper. It would be fantastic if we could April 2018. Wendover Parish Council, The Clock Tower, High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU



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