Wendover News July 2018

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July 2018

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

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Public Examination of VALP

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10 to 20 July The public examination of the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP) will take place from Tuesday 10 July to Friday 20 July at The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 8FF. The Wendover Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group (WNP SG) has been invited to attend on certain issues affecting Wendover and will be discussing its precise role with the Inspector’s staff beforehand.

Some UK rail passengers have had timetable trouble. What is your experience of Chiltern Rail from Wendover?

Details of responses made by the public and WNP SG appear on aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk (search Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan 20132033). The section “VALP examination” has details of the matters to be discussed. Many residents responded and those who did may receive an invitation to attend. If you do, please get in touch with the WNP SG via wendoverneighbourhoodplan.co.uk. Further details will appear first on Facebook www.facebook.com/WendoverNP/ and the AVDC website above.

Wendover Woods has been subjected to a lot of refurbishment in recent months. People come from far and wide to enjoy our amenities. Are we all making the most of them?

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RAF Flypast

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.

Tuesday 17 & 31 July at 1.30pm

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

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Wendover Clock Tower and the first Thursday at 11.00 near Café in the Woods. Have a look Sundays, 2.30-5pm, St Mary’s, Wendover Every Sunday until and including 30 Sep 2018. at the listings on pages 30 & 31 for details. Ramblers have a programme of organised Bucks County Museum & Roald Dahl The walks of varying length and difficulty locally. Children’s Gallery More on pages 30 & 31. Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Visit the fantastic Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, café, shop and garden. 25 July-5 September: LEGO returns to the museum with an exhibition of history in Civilisations! For charges, opening and activity times, birthday parties and more please check www.buckscountymuseum.org.

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Wendover and Halton Cycling Club meets 2-5pm, HP27 0PG weekly at 18.30 Wednesdays, 18.00 Open Sundays and BH Mondays until 30 Thursdays, 08.30 Sundays. All meetings at September. www.laceygreenwindmi​ll.org.uk Halton UK tennis and sports village. Parking, showers/changing and café on site. Contact Regular Events at Wendover Library Otec Bikes for information 07824 828024. “Learn My Way” computer training 1st Tuesday of each month, please book. Missenden Abbey Summer Fair Children’s Book Club, 1st Saturday every Sun 1, 11am-4pm, Missenden Abbey HP16 0BD month, 2.30pm - details from the Library. This year supporting The Thomas Ball Knit & Natter, Thursday 5, 10.30am-12.30pm Children’s Cancer Fund, and featuring more & Tuesday 17, 1.30-3.30pm. Scrabble Club, than 60 craft stalls, the ‘Great Missenden Bake 4th Tuesday each month, 2.30pm. “Jigsaw Off’, pony rides and other animal attractions, Challenge” ongoing. visitor sports day games, children’s activities

and inflatables, a BBQ and hog roast, and outdoor bar and entertainment. Entry is £3 Cornelli Sugarcraft (see advert page 24) runs for adults, £1.50 for under 12s, and free for courses each term, www.cornellisugarcraft. children under two. co.uk. See events pages 30 & 31.

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The Wendover Society Jazz Picnic

Sun 1, 12noon-3pm, Bucksbridge House HP22 6NN Thurs, 10am-12noon, No2 Pound St Drop in, add to the collection pot for a local Bring your own food, drink, and picnic blanket. Music by The Melody Room Jazz charity, and have a cup of coffee, too! Band. Pool available for family swimming. Tickets £10 per adult (age 15 or over) from Cycle Rides and Local Walks Simply Walk meets each Tuesday at 10.00 at thewendoversociety@outlook.com. Paw patrollers Dog walking / Boarding & Pet sitting

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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 July ride start points have been chosen but ride leaders have not; please see the website for details.

Please contact Anna on: 07584302761 Or email pawpatrollers@hotmail.com

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Road Farm Countryways Open Farm Open Garden for NGS Sun 1, 1.30-4.30pm, Road Farm HP16 9LS Discover the farm near Great Missenden, its animals, crops, wildlife and people! Free entry with fundraising activities and refreshments to help support those with additional needs. www.roadfarmcountryways.com and www. farmsunday.org.

Ellesborough Open Gardens

Sun 1, 2–5pm, St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Ellesborough Come and enjoy an afternoon visiting five beautiful gardens, all near the church. Cream teas served in the church throughout the afternoon. Music from The GillyBillies 2–5pm, followed by choral evensong in the church at 6pm. Tickets/maps available from the church on the day from 1.30pm.

Sat 7 & Sun 8, 2-5pm, 11 The Paddocks HP22 6HE Peaceful garden, full of spectacular delphiniums and scented roses - BBC white  garden, too!  Charity Bingo  Sat 7, evening, St Anne’s Hall  Bingo evening for Cancer Research, £10 inc  supper and cards. Contact sarah.passaro@ passaro.outlook.com.  Trail Run & BBQ  Sun 8, 10am-3pm, Wendover Woods  Runaway Adventures are celebrating their first  birthday with a trail run and BBQ in Wendover  Woods. For more information and booking  visit www.runawayuk.com/birthday-bbq.

CDRS Fun Dog Show

Sun 8, 1pm, St Leonards Hall & Field, HP23 6NW

RAF100 Baton comes to RAF Halton Stalls, refreshments and dog show registration

Sat 7, RAF Halton from 1pm. £2 per dog per class. Dog show from Follow the RAF100 baton’s 100 day journey 2pm. £2 Parking. Chilterns Dog Rescue Society on Facebook and Twitter. #RAFBatonRelay info - 01296 623885 or cdrsoffice@aol.com.

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July Loyalty Card Offers If you are not receiving the monthly email reminder and would like to, please check your spam and junk folders or send your details, including your ILW card number to ilovewendover@wendoverchamber.co.uk

See also www.wendoverloyaltycard.com and noticeboards in Sweeney’s Budgens, Costa, Harpenden BS, The Library and Wendover Hardware.

a little bird told me: Buy a print from the gallery and get the framing for 1/2 price! 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) Oakwood Wellbeing: 20% off first class block booking, saving £16 01296 823 044 info@oakwood.org.uk Perry House Dental Surgery: 20% off bleaching, conditions apply The Lo� Studio & Gallery: FREE artist’s card with Limited Edition print purchase 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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You are warmly invited to A Service for Wholeness and Healing St Mary’s Church, Wendover Sunday 15 July 2018 at 4.00pm


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come anyway and see what others are doing. Sun 8, 3.30-5.30pm, starts in St Anne’s Hall Refreshments at about 11am. Choose a job you love and you will never have to More fun for all at Messy Church! Everyone is work a day in your life ... Confucius Wendover Horticultural Society welcome to enjoy activities, a story and song Thu 12, all day a meal together. No charge. Children, Outing to Ickworth House, Suffolk. Price £20 SCULPTURE WORKSHOPS and please remember to bring an adult with you. plus entry to house for non-National Trust Wendover members. All welcome. 622334 for info. Wendover WI Figurative clay modelling for adults Tue 10, 7.30pm, St Anne’s Hall Jazz Upfront All ages and abilities welcome “Bagels and Bacon” is the title and Jeff Thu 12, 8pm, St Mary’s Church, Aylesbury Rozelaar will be talking about his family The legendary Jim Mullen comes to contact website or call and growing up in the East End during the Aylesbury! Details on www.facebook.com/ for more information post war period. Visitors are most welcome. jazzupfrontbucks. Contact Margaret Currell - 01296 582318. Mobile: 01296 625466 “Summer on the Manor” email: info@marieboylesculpture.com www.wendoverwi.weebly.com www: marieboylesculpture.com Sat 14, 10am-5pm, Manor Waste Craft Group Hosted by No2 Pound St and fundraising for Wed 11, 10am-12 noon, Wen Christian Ctre Chilterns MS Centre, it includes a pop up bar PRIVATE FRENCH TUITION If you enjoy craft, join others with the same from the King & Queen, Have-a-Go Blacksmith, • Improve your exam grade, confidence, interest at Craft Group, initiated by Wendover mosaic making, artisan foods, beverages and memory and brain function • Enjoy a stress-free and fun Free Church. If you enjoy knitting, sewing, hot food, too! See advert page 7. approach to learning a language crocheting, painting, drawing or colouring or • Open to all ages up to adult and retirees any other kind of craft, there’s room for you. Spanish Market To discuss your requirements ring Tel: 01296 668094 Mob: 07776063009 Please bring your own materials if possible. Sat 14, Pound Street Lynda –BA (Hons), Dip RSA (Distinc), DBS Cert And if you don’t have a current project, Your chance to buy Spanish items for your

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We’re already working on the programme for 2019 and our website will be updated soon. Dates for your diary: 13 April, 11 May, 8 June & 13 July 2019

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Events pantry - and much more! Hosted by Tres physical or mental trauma, or are grieving Corazones, see advert page 11. the loss of someone dear. Those who are stressed, depressed, chronically ill, or who Summer Fete care for someone who is suffering are invited Sat 14, 2-5pm, St Michael & All Angels, to spend time in a sacred place and to absorb Aston Clinton the healing love and peace of God. You do As well as afternoon teas, stalls, a prize draw not need to be a church member to attend. and activities there will also be a dog show All are welcome. and the second year of the very successful Make, Bake and Craft competition. On Screen

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Fri 20, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room For further information please contact me: The last film before the August break will be Natalie McGourty MBACP, BA (Hons) Psychology “Finding your Feet”. With a stellar cast and Tel: 07976 968166 a fun but poignant plot, there is much to Email: natalie@nmcounselling.co.uk enjoy in this film! More about the Wendover Website: www.nmcounselling.co.uk Library Film Club on page 24.

Sat 14, 6.45 for 7pm, Wen Christian Ctre Rachel Gray, former student of John Colet School and soon-to-be graduate of Berkshire College of Agriculture, is raising funds for an International Citizen Service expedition to Nepal from October to December 2018. Rachel will be holding a film night showing Book Club “Secondhand Lions”. Entry £5 inclusive of Sat 21, 10.30-11.30am, Wen Christian Ctre There is always a warm welcome for anyone ice-cream, popcorn and tea/coffee. who enjoys reading. No set books, just A Service for Wholeness & Healing interesting conversation about what we have Sun 15, 4pm, St Mary’s Church, Wendover been reading and what we recommend. We Perhaps you are suffering the scars of will start with coffee & (often) cake.

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Family & Local History Fair and Open Day

Sat 28, 10am-4pm, The Grange School HP21 7NH Bucks Family History Society hosts Buckinghamshire’s major family history event. Parish register transcripts and other Ian Phipps MCFHP MAFHP publications will be on sale; lots of help and Foot Health Practitioner advice available from friendly, experienced family historians. Alongside them will be (Wendover - based) a mix of archives, museums, local history Home visits - 01296 696032 groups and the customary range of suppliers of maps, books, software, archival materials Surgery at the Belmore Centre Youth Festival and other services. A free introductory talk 01296 612361 Tue 24, 12.30-4pm, Ashbrook Park (Castle will be given, aimed at those new to family Park) Wendover history. Entry is free; refreshments available. A party to celebrate the end of the school Registered member of the British Association of Foot Health Professionals year for school years 5 and up (ages 10-18). Garden Party for Chilterns MS Centre £5 wrist band: Unlimited goes. More details Sat 28, 4.30pm, Shoulder of Mutton page 15. Live music, hog roast & BBQ, outdoor bar, Nick Taylor family entertainment. See advert front page.

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Sat 21, 11.00am-12.30pm, All Saints Church, Little Kimble Raising funds for the upkeep of Kimble Churches. The ticket price is £7.50 per person to include fizz (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) plus nibbles. Tickets are available from The Friends of Kimble Churches on 01844 318796 or by email at: tickets@kimblechurchfriends. org.uk, and on the door on the day.

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Fri 27-Sun 29, Aston Clinton Combined School Coming Soon - Save the Date! Three days of beer, music, food and fun - • 4 Aug - 5-a-side football tournament, with the addition this year of a gin bar - all for hosted by Wendover FC (see page 24) 15/05/2018 charity. 19:30 Tickets online at www.ticketsource. • 7 Oct - Colour Rush for Florence Nightingale co.uk/aston-clinton-beer-festival. Hospice Charity


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“Summer on The Manor” 14 July 2018, 10am-5pm “A great family day out…” “Lots to see, sample and do…” “Loads of activities for the children…” “A taste sensation…” An artisan craft, food and drink market including, award winning gins, ales, and independent wines. There will be exceptional food made to order (including waffles) to enjoy whilst there. Perfect and unique gifts to buy from passionate people. All this under the cover of a marquee on Wendover’s Manor Waste. Yippee!

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Monthly Auctions of Antiques & Fine Art Quarterly Picture Auctions, General Auctions Sporting & Country Pursuits Auctions Partial & Total House Clearance undertaken Insurance, Probate & Family Division Valuations Saying “No” to Smoking Young people from Wendover Youth Club Free Auction Valuations Available! are up for an award for a short film saying The Claydon Saleroom, Calvert Rd. no to smoking Middle Claydon, Buckingham, MK18 2EZ A group of pupils from Wendover Junior Tel: 01296 714434 Fax: 01296 714492 School that attends the Wendover Youth info@dickinsauctioneers.com Club on Friday nights has made a short film www.dickinsauctioneers.com called “Wendover Murder Mystery” for the Cut Films by Abbvie in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire short film competition.


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at the awards ceremony which took place on Thursday 21 June. Every year, another 340,000 children in the UK are tempted to try smoking. That’s over three times the capacity of Wembley Stadium.

Paula Chadwick, CEO of Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation says, “We sadly know all too well that exposure to tobacco smoke is linked to 85% of lung cancers in the UK. Through our The competition run by Cut Films asks Cut Films project, we are trying to prevent a young people across the country to research new generation of lung cancer patients.” smoking and tobacco, make a two-minute short film about it for their friends, upload to Congratulations to the young people from the competition website and share it on their Wendover Youth Club for making the film social media. It is their take on the issues and standing up to Big Tobacco. Good luck in associated with youth smoking. Winners of the competition!” the competition were presented with their Visit competition.cutfilms.org and search for awards at a red carpet awards ceremony. “Wendover Murder Mystery” to see the film. By the time you read this, the young people might have an additional award as their film We will let you know how the group got on was shortlisted by the judges and screened in the next issue of Wendover News.

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As we approach the summer break it is good to reflect on our many achievements this year. In addition to all of the hard work in the classroom, pupils have been involved in a number of successful community based projects, including visits to St Mary’s Church and Wendover Library.

and cycle to school. Our PTA has gone from strength to strength this year, organising a number of successful events; children have also been enterprising and have been part of planning our forthcoming Spanish theme day and disco. Alongside all of our educational visits which support children’s learning, this has been a very exciting term. I would like to thank everyone for all of

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country. All our children have received training about dementia and our School Council has been out and about in the local community to find out what people know about dementia and to encourage them to find out more. Our link with the PACE School in Aylesbury has been strengthened through a visit from Polly Kempson, Joint Head, fundraising activities and supporting PACE’s Paralympic games at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium. The Junior Road Safety Officers have been busy too, organising a number of initiatives to encourage us to walk, scoot

is. Teachers and staff are already planning for September – I am sure next year will be every bit as exciting and successful as this one. If you would like to be part of our team and could give just a little time as a volunteer, then please contact the school office: admin@wendoverjunior.co.uk. Gareth Mirams, Headteacher

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with their disability and achieve an improved quality of life. On average, the Centre offers 256 hours of physiotherapy a week through one-to-one care and group exercise sessions. There are just over 110,000 people diagnosed with MS in the UK, and approximately 850 in Buckinghamshire, of which 550 of them are members of the Chilterns MS Centre.

Robert Breakwell, Chief Executive, said “We are delighted that Buckinghamshire Freemasons have made this very generous grant to support our physiotherapy service. As a small charity, we rely on grants like this to continue to treat and support people living with MS in the local area, and to keep them independent for as long as possible.”

Many people using the Centre feel that it really makes a difference to their everyday lives. One of their members, Sue, said If you can help from September onwards on “thanks to the fantastic physiotherapy I have either or both sessions, please contact Susan had, I managed to appear in my daughter’s Morton or Mel Greasby at the Library. wedding photos without my walking aids. Local People with MS helped by A year ago that just wouldn’t have been possible, so you can never know how much Bucks Freemasons this means to me. Thank you for being a People living with multiple sclerosis (MS) in lifeline to me and so many others”. Buckinghamshire will benefit from a grant of £30,000, which will provide over 850 The grant from the Buckinghamshire hours of physiotherapy to members of the Freemasons comes through the Masonic Chilterns MS Centre. Charitable Foundation, which is funded by

Barry Sparks, Provincial Grand Secretary for Buckinghamshire Freemasons, said: “We’re very pleased to be able to help the Chilterns MS Centre to do outstanding work for people living with MS. The regular physiotherapy they provide can make a huge difference to their quality of life and extend their capacity for independent living.”

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and powerful speaker system weren’t his personal cup of tea but that the event gave him and his colleagues the chance to talk to large numbers of local people with work and family responsibilities who don’t usually come to weekday evening parish meetings or planning debates. He was right. Traditions evolve. A thriving community works out how to look to the future, embrace each new If I try to tease out in my mind what made generation and adapt to change. the day successful, a number of thoughts Local voluntary organisations were out in occur. force. The Wendover Society was briefing First, the event brought together people people on their continuing efforts to of all ages and every part of the village mitigate the impact of HS2. Lindengate’s community. The opening parade featured stand highlighted their work to help people children from the local pre-school and with mental health problems through primary school through to the lively seniors gardening. (What they’ve achieved in just four years to help people with mental health in the Abbeyfield bus. problems through gardening is astonishing I was struck by how many families so do call in on them if visiting World’s End.) with children were at the event. The Our local Wildlife Trust, Wendover Rotary, entertainment was designed for all ages. One the Chilterns MS Centre, Rennie Grove and parish councillor said to me that the music Florence Nightingale Hospice were there The weather forecast hadn’t been great, but in the end the thunderstorms held off until the very end of the biennial “Wendover Celebrates” day. It was great to see so many people supporting the parade through the village centre and then joining in the main event at the Chiltern Way Academy (Wendover House) school campus.

alongside a stand from Road Farm where you could learn about farm open days and their work with young people with autism. Finally, the success of “Wendover Celebrates” relied on an immense amount of planning, preparation and sheer hard work by a handful of volunteers willing to take responsibility for making the day happen. A big local event involves a lot of unglamorous work: from booking portaloos to organising security, insurance, marquees and first aid to obtaining the various official permissions needed. Those organisers, the team in the red tee shirts, deserve huge thanks from the wider community. Even better would be new volunteers to join the team next time. David Lidington, MP


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JULY 1918 July 1918 saw Germany’s final effort to break through on the Western Front. The Second Battle of the Marne took place on a 50-mile front near Rheims. Allied forces, including nine US divisions, counter-attacked and the German advance was stopped. They fell back to their Hindenburg Line. At Le Hamel, near Amiens, British and Australian troops made a successful “all-arms” attack using tactics that were to lead to victory in the following months. The former Tsar, Nicholas II, together with his wife and children, were murdered by the Bolsheviks. Honduras declared war on Germany.

[Wendover] to Aylesbury Rural District Council from the Council in High Wycombe. He had found travelling to Wycombe exceedingly inconvenient. He also spoke of the danger likely to result from heavy traffic passing along Paradise at too fast a rate, and mentioned that some of the houses were shaken very much by the heavy lorries. It was decided to ask the District Council to communicate with the military authorities as to the erection of warning signals and also to call the attention of the Director of Timber Supply to the subject. At the end of the month the Rural District Council Highways Committee recommended that notices should be placed at the top and bottom of Private Richard Horwood of the 1st Royal Hale Road warning motorists of a dangerous Marine Battalion, 63rd Royal Naval Division, corner. died of wounds on the 5th July near Rouen, France. Before the war Richard, aged 40, The chairman of the Footpath Committee lived with wife Annie at Beechwood Cottage, recommended that the owners of property at the foot of Boddington Hill and worked as in Dunsmore and Dobbins Lane should be a poultry man. The 63rd Royal Naval Division, asked to remove overgrowth obstructing the originally the 2nd Northumbrian Division, footpaths. This request prompted an angry was formed in 1916 and became part of the response from a resident of Dunsmore who demanded to know who had reported the British Army. problem. At home the school children continued to do all they could to help in the war effort, eggs The local paper also reported that Miss D were brought in for wounded soldiers and Harris, a lady land worker, was one of the a sale of toys raised money for the Prisoner representatives of Bucks in the recent march of War fund. The older boys and girls gave a of the war workers, organised in connection display of Morris Dancing at Scrubwood and with the silver wedding celebration of the collected £1.17s for the Royal Bucks Hospital. King and Queen. It was an honour worth Mr Molineux reported that one teacher having for Miss Harris to have her place and a few of the children were absent with among the 3,000 war workers addressed by the King. Miss Harris is the daughter of influenza. Mr and Mrs W Harris of Chandos Place, The Bucks Herald of 13 July 1918 reported Wendover, who have three sons serving with the monthly meeting of the Parish Council. the forces. The chairman said that for the last ten years he had been advocating transferring Joseph Cripps of Wellhead, Wendover was

summoned for having in his possession game and nets. P.S. Bryant said at 8.55 pm on June 23rd he saw the defendant coming across Coombe Hill, Wendover. Noticing his bulky pockets and the condition of his clothing he searched him under the Poaching Prevention Act. The defendant had in his possession two rabbits and eight small nets. He also had a dog and a ferret. When questioned he stated that he kept the ferrets for work in France [to deal with the rats], and must get them something to eat. He sent 70 ferrets away last season and hoped to send a similar number this year. Cripps had been convicted of poaching in 1915 and was now ordered to pay 15s and the nets were forfeited. Val Moir & Mike Senior

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the house next door to my home. I do not complaints about noise and investigate know if Ron, the son, has any relations who them and publish the number of complaints. still live in the area but wondered if the attached pictures might be of any interest. So please save the Luton Airport noise complaints department email address to The house where Mr and Mrs Philbey lived is your smartphone and email them every time on the left of the archway, my home is on the you are affected by the noise of an aeroplane right – my father was Doctor Orme. Ron is flying to or from Luton. the small boy giving a piggyback to my sister. Gardeners: Gardeners sourced through a leaflet I am the other little girl aged at the time The email address to complain to is: delivered locally ripped out old, long- nearly 4 years old – I am now 93! noise@ltn.aero, or phone 01582 395382. Mrs Jean Pitt-Lewis, Monmouth established plants and replaced with wood Mr P Clarke, Wendover chips and not much else outside the home of an 81-year-old Wendover resident. Increased Aircraft Noise over Thanks for the Donations Editor’s Note: Two readers of Wendover News contacted the editor recently to report rogue trading in the area. Both traders have been reported to Trading Standards. Please be mindful of the traders you work with before you offer them any money.

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protected and preserved (all these aspects scored above 90%). There was a wish to protect and preserve all footpaths and other kinds of green and built heritage assets (again scores of 90% plus). This was in part to assist local business.

Business development: 71% wanted tourists encouraged and most respondents wanted more retailers, service trades and banks/ financial services to be encouraged to do business here (73% plus). Lower rent/rates were suggested as measures to encourage business and broadband access and faster Transport: 75% felt more off street parking broadband speeds were considered very was needed and sites most favoured were important (over 86%). the area of Witchell above the cricket field and a second deck on the Station Car Park Services: People valued the local shops (80% and 72% respectively). Problems with services, health services, pubs and on street parking were reported and parking restaurants and regarded these as important was identified as a barrier to business by (all over 90%), 76% favoured plans to expand 80% of respondents. Substantial support Wendover Library and 64% wanted more (83%) was expressed for walk to school facilities for older children. initiatives and 65% favoured a 20mph speed limit in the roads around the school The above is a snapshot of some of the key campus. 62% favoured a new access to the issues and the full report is available on the school site to link it with Tring Road and 67% WNP website. Please mention Wendover News when responding to adverts

Wendover Needs a Choice There are two possible solutions to the problem of noise from the bypass – a very Low Noise Surface (vLNS) and noise barriers. Bucks County Council (BCC) is considering noise barriers, but the case for vLNS is very simple and compelling and supported by evidence from BCC ‘s own experts: • It works better • It looks better • It costs less A low noise surface works better The experts produced maps to illustrate the noise reduction from both solutions. These pictures, representing the central residential part of Wendover, clearly illustrate the much better results from vLNS. Green is a clearly noticeable noise reduction, yellow is not! A low noise surface looks better A vLNS avoids an unsightly 13ft fence which will be there for a long time.

is total noise, and this is what the experts have (correctly) assessed.

A low noise surface costs less A report produced for BCC shows that vLNS for the Bypass will cost less than noise barriers and this includes maintenance costs. Why not noise barriers? The case for noise barriers is that they may protect better against construction traffic noise. However: • Construction traffic (just 3% of traffic on the bypass) makes so little difference to the noise level that it is not noticeable. • The noise maps include construction traffic noise anyway! What you hear

Will HS2 pay for a low noise surface? HS2 offered the money for noise barriers to reduce the existing background noise, which is the real problem. HS2 would be prepared to consider a different solution if there is sufficient evidence to support it and if Wendover prefers it. If the money is spent on noise barriers BCC are most unlikely to find additional funds for a vLNS. Have your say We urge everyone to have their say when the Consultation promised by BCC takes place. But we’d really like to know your opinion now. There’s a simple survey on our website tinyurl.com/noisebarrier which includes details of both options and all the supporting evidence. It fully covers the issue of construction traffic. Wendover HS2

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Do you enjoy films? Are you a film buff? Wendover Community Library has a thriving film club, “OnScreen”, which shows licensed films the third Friday of every month but August, as well as selected other dates throughout the year. The club chairman has recently left Wendover for pastures new, and the reins have been taken temporarily by the chairman of the Friends of Wendover Library. Could you help him run the club? It doesn’t take much time. If you’re interested, please email onscreenatwendover@ hotmail.com or ronmelville1@gmail.com.

All enquiries to Jonathan Seabrook at jseabrook@ talktalk.net or 07767 148119. The team’s website is www.wendovercc.play-cricket.com. Coverage of Wendover Cricket Club Wendover Cricket Club have enjoyed a largely the Village Cup on the Wendover News website. successful first part of the season. The 1st XI have won 6 out of 6 and top the Mid Bucks League Wendover Football Club Division 1. The 2nd XI lie 7th in Division 2 having Wendover FC NEEDS YOU! won twice. In their most recent match, the 1st XI As we start prepping for the new season we are beat joint leaders Frieth by 83 runs, Matt Smalley- still on the hunt for a Manager for both our 1st Harris hitting 61 and George Robinson taking and Reserve Teams. If you are passionate about 5 for 27. The Sunday team beat Cublington by the game and want to join a club steeped in history 140 runs, Smalley-Harris 93*, Kush Bhargava 56 whilst making new friends, then please contact the committee via our Facebook page. Along with retired and Barney Lennon 3 for 13. Managers, we are also looking for volunteers for The junior section is enjoying success too. The club linesmen and people who may want to join U15s reached the semi-final of the Bucks Cup, our committee. So, if you are interested then again please contact us via our Facebook page.

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RAF Halton Closure The latest RAF Halton stakeholders meeting regarding the closure of the site happened on 4 June. Unlike earlier meetings the format was quite different. It started off with a brief introduction by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation and a re-iteration that the base was closing in 2022. They had decided we were to break into separate groups looking at four different aspects, before coming back together to present our conclusions to the whole group. The areas for review were the built environment, the natural environment, traffic and heritage.

It’s a time of both problems and opportunity for the HS2 team as we carry on promoting Wendover’s Mined Tunnel solution. Problem 1: We had hoped to arrange a public meeting where HS2 Ltd and its contractors EK could show us their proposal for two viaducts and other structures. We’d penciled in 18 June but HS2’s engagement team have let us down. We’ll keep trying to set something up and let you know the revised date. This is important because the current viaduct proposed for Small Dean is an enormous, uncompromising structure to run through our AONB and its construction means that the A413 is forever restricted to the width that it is today. Considering the future economic and population growth predicted for the Vale this is surely a big issue. It would be an irony if Government’s much hyped “Engine of Growth” stifles our economic opportunity in the Vale.

At the last meeting we had been given a very speedy overview of their plans. So rather than giving us more detail and answering our outstanding questions, we were given the opportunity to feedback to them what we would like to happen. I was on the built environment team. Fortunately we had already given some thought to what we would like to happen in Halton with the development of the land. Problem 2: HS2 Ltd are getting a reputation as being “bad payers”. They Consequently I was well prepared and able to articulate some of the seem unable to meet their own timetable for paying landowners the community issues and desires. agreed fees for access and temporary land take. If you’ve had a problem Many good points were raised by all the groups. The traffic on Upper of this kind do let me know. Icknield Way was raised as a concern, as was the lack of footpaths Opportunity 1: I’ve mentioned before that our team has benefited from through the main site area once the RAF have moved out. working with Lord Berkeley. He has arranged for one of us to join him While I had a long list of items to articulate one of the key ones was the visiting Nusrat Ghani MP, the minister for HS2. It’s been hard to pin protection and development of the sports facilities by the development down a date but Wendover will be well represented at it when it occurs.

of a Sports Village. By having five national/regional sports centres of excellence located in Halton utilising the facilities, it brings many advantages to the area: • better alternative than utilising the land for residential housing • provides a sustainable future for the sports facilities going forward • protects provision of the sporting facilities to local sports clubs • protects the openness and green aspect of the area • creates employment opportunities • helps deliver the community and heritage elements While this proposal is gaining some traction with the powers that be, it does need all our support, given the DIO Treasury directive that they need to optimise the money they make. It strikes me that the DIO are committed to close the site even if the timing may slip from 2022. The issue for me is to see the total picture planned for the site. The 1000 houses in the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan is apparently stage 1. We need to know just how many houses there will be so that the infrastructure is properly sized and configured. Being a ‘Garden Village’ may be one way to ensure the funding is there to do that. Brian Thompson, Chairman Halton Parish Council

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David Lidington MP has supported our lobbying and influencing programme. He has been very helpful to us as we’ve picked our way through the complexities of this vast government project. Opportunity 2: The Infrastructure and Projects Authority are to review the HS2 project through the summer. Wendover’s mined tunnel alternative, and the way HS2 Ltd and the DfT have treated it are now a named item in the review. We’ve been asking for some form of independent review since the petitioning stage, so this is a very good thing for Wendover. Opportunity 3: On 12 June, New Civil Engineer magazine published an article on HS2’s cost. Information from a number of sources indicated that interim costs from the contractors are substantially greater than HS2’s target. This vindicates the Wendover Team’s decision to draw attention to the cost issues and to argue for a lower cost alternative to what was proposed. It has to be said that this approach has gained real traction now, both in government and far wider and that is due in no small part to the WPC recognising and funding the research and lobbying, the high level support of Lord Berkeley, and the incredible effort and determination of two Wendover residents, Bob Lewis and David Ball. The magazine has had indications that the Notice to Proceed, which effectively launches the project’s build phase is likely to be delayed into 2019. This, if true, gives the PC’s team more time to seek improved mitigation. The work goes on.

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RAF Halton RAF Halton Annual Reception

This year’s Annual Reception fell on a cool but bright evening where many of our neighbours and supporters were hosted by a wide range of Station personnel to continue to build the strong relationships that we have with our local community. Within our Centenary year there was the opportunity to give guests a different experience to what they have had previously. Some of the Servicemen Awaiting Trade Training were given the opportunity to research and present topics to the guests, notably that of #RAF100 and RAF Halton Heritage. This addition was appreciated by all those in attendance and formed a talking point for the evening. In his speech to the guests, Group Captain James Brayshaw, Station Commander, said: “I am fortunate to have a strong vibrant team that is highly motivated to continue to play

its part in the community. Equally, we are all hugely grateful for your support and hope that this much appreciated patronage endures.” The annual event is an excellent opportunity for the Station to thank all the key people from across the wider community for their continued support and for enabling RAF Halton to carry out its important role of training for Defence. Local counsellor Patricia Birchley, who has attended the event previously, said: “It was, as always, a wonderful occasion to meet members of the Armed Forces.” #Celebrate

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Local Face: Patrick Harty Mr Harty has lived in Buckinghamshire for 22 years and his children attend local schools. He joined John Colet School as Headteacher in January 2018, his ninth school. He has taught outside the County during that time, including eight years in Harrow. Until last Christmas he was at Hemel Hempstead School, where he was headteacher for five years. His philosophy is to offer a rich school life to each student by ensuring full academic development alongside character development. He has already noted how staff will go the extra mile to provide experiences including: • Year 7 STEM (science, technology & maths) • Year 8 Battlefields Trip • Year 9 Geography Field Trip • Year 10 Work Experience • Sixth Form World Challenge It is his ambition to provide more opportunities for students to demonstrate leadership, whatever their age. The Technology Department recently excelled at a Rotary Technology Tournament, see Wendover News April print edition, p24. Mr Harty relished the opportunity to come to a new school, prepared to absorb the culture and lead it into the future appropriately using experience already

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Exhibitions & activities at Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP, see page 2 The Tringe 2018! (times & locations vary) Summer Fair for charity, Missenden Abbey HP16 0BD, see page 2 The Wendover Society Family Jazz Picnic, Bucksbridge House HP22 6NN, see page 2 Road Farm Countryways Open Farm HP16 9LS, see page 3 Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society Summer Show, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN Open Gardens in Ellesborough, starts Church of Sts Peter & Paul, Ellesborough, see page 3 Learn My Way, Wendover Community Library, see page 2 Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society Meeting; Garden Visit, please book Breast Friends - Aylesbury support group, Mandeville School HP21 8ES Scannappeal Open Gardens, Towersey Manor OX9 3QR Buckland, Drayton Beauchamp and Aston Clinton WI, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS Knit & Natter, Wendover Community Library. Thu 05, 10.30; Tue 17, 13.30, see page 2 Simply Walk, Wendover Woods (near the Café), see page 2 Wendover Library Reading Group, Wendover Library Room 11 The Paddocks Garden Open for NGS, see page 3 Walk the Waddesdon Greenway, starts Waddesdon Manor Children's Book Group, Wendover Community Library, see page 2 Bingo Evening for Cancer Research UK, St Anne's Hall, see page 3 Trail Run & BBQ, Wendover Woods, see page 3 Chilterns Dog Rescue Society Dog Show 2018, St Leonards Hall & Field HP23 6NW, see page 3 Messy Church, starts St Anne's Hall, see page 4 Chesham Waterstone's Book Club, The Queen's Head HP5 1JD Wendover WI, "Bagels and Bacon" with Jeff Rozelaar, St Anne's Hall, see page 4 Chiltern and District Hard of Hearing Club, Halifax House, Little Chalfont Aylesbury Centre of the National Trust - Visit to Lichfield & Natl Memorial Arboretum Craft Group, Wendover Christian Centre, see page 4 Wendover Horticultural Society Outing to Ickworth House, Suffolk, see page 4 BBOWT Working Party, Bacombe Hill Chiltern Writers - Rebecca Hubbard, Wendover Library Room Jazz Upfront featuring Jim McMullen, St Mary’s Church, Aylesbury, see page 4 Memory Pathways, Lindengate Site HP22 6BD "Summer on the Manor", hosted by No2 Pound St, Manor Waste, see advert page 7 Spanish Market, Pound Street, see advert page 11 Summer fete, St Michael & All Angels Aston Clinton HP22 5UJ, see page 5 Fundraising Film Night - “Secondhand Lions”, Wendover Christian Centre, see page 5 BBOWT Guided Walk, Dancersend Reserve HP23 6LB, please book A Service for Wholeness and Healing, St Mary's Church, Wendover, see advert page 4 Contemplative Fire Gathering, St Mary's Church Wendover The Pepper Summer Show, Court Theatre HP23 5QY Meditation Class, Wendover Library Room OnScreen - "Finding Your Feet", Wendover Library Room, see page 5 Aston Wine Club, Neil Courtier - "Lebanese Wines", Buckland Village Hall Wendover Local Produce Market, Manor Waste Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre, see page 5 Midsummer Fizz Party, All Saints' Church HP17 0XR, see page 6 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild - stitching session with club members, S Mandeville Meth Church HP22 5UJ Everyball UK Tennis Camps for children, Halton Tennis Centre, see page 25 Youth Festival, Ashbrook/Castle Park, Aylesbury Road, see page 15 Reading Group for the Visually Impaired, Wendover Community Library Aston Clinton Beer Festival 7, Aston Clinton Combined School, see page 6 Family History Day, Bucks Family History Society, The Grange School HP21 7NH, see p 6 Garden Party for Chilterns MS Centre, Shoulder of Mutton, Pound Street, see advert front page Cream Teas, St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville Stoma Support Group, The Kings Church Office HP5 1SD

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Wendover has been looking its best under clear summer skies. It makes me realise what we have here in our community. It would be easy to feel that we are moving into an unsettling period of change. With HS2 construction ready to start up soon, RAF Halton closing, and the intensive house building programme in the Vale. Threats do exist but there are opportunities as well. The Sports Village proposal for the RAF Halton site shows how change could be good. A multi-sport centre of excellence alongside the housing development could offer jobs and an economic boost to Wendover. The Parish Council is looking at a proposal to renovate the water fountain/trough next to the Clock Tower. In addition to being a real feature for the High St this could also be an opportunity to help Wendover reduce its plastic waste. The proposal is that a clean water point is provided for passers-by to top up their reusable drinks bottles. I’m pleased to say that the average age of the WPC is falling. Our latest Councillor, Karen Clare, is already active in the Princess Mary Gate area and brings a skill set to the Council that we need. She is very welcome.

Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 3 July, 7.30pm St Anne’s Hall

The WPC is experimenting with informally warding the Parish. This means that parishioners will have a named Councillor for their area. If you want to know who your Councillor is, please visit our website or call the Clock Tower. Tom Walsh, Chairman

Current projects that the Amenities Committee and staff are working on include: • Street Furniture audits and repairs, this includes all the benches around the Parish • Possible wildflower planting on steep banks • Heron Path – the next stage of footpath repairs • Installing a notice board up at the Princess Grounds Team Update Mary Gate estate We have two full time members and one • Street lighting – column inspections, audit part time member of staff who make up the and re-numbering Parish grounds team. • Extending Witchell car park The grass cutting season started back in April and with spells of sunny, dry and wet weather, grass cutting has certainly kept the team busy. In addition, hedges and weeds in our urban areas are enjoying the current weather pattern and require regular maintenance. Hedge pruning and trims are scheduled to avoid disturbing nesting birds.

The pond appears to be thriving, the water table levels are good, and although the fish were removed there is evidence that some must have slipped through the net! Other than general maintenance around the pond, the Council has resolved not to proceed with any other works or projects in the immediate future, until more is known about the impacts of HS2.

Litter around the village does increase in the summer months, the team are responsible for emptying the bins and collecting litter on Manor Waste, Ashbrook, Witchell and Hampden Meadow seven days a week. We have lovely open spaces in Wendover, but please remember to place litter in the bins or take it home with you.

Fishing is currently permitted at the pond; at the present time the Council is not charging for fishing permits. However, if you would like to fish at the pond, we ask that you drop in to the Clock Tower, so the staff can take a copy of your Fishing Rod Licence from the Environment Agency. If you have any further queries, please contact the office.

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