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Wendover Woods this summer holiday catering space available for visitors to enjoy The Forestry Commission has been planning to redevelop the facilities at Wendover Woods for at least 10 years. They are investing £4.5 million.

photo by Abi Ware

Regular visitors will have noticed that the car park has been moved and its capacity increased from 220 to 500 spaces including the installation of an up to date ANPR camera car park management system. Discovery Pass members still enjoy free parking.

a drink and something to eat whilst taking in the fabulous views. A new Information Point/Welcome Centre to provide visitors with help from Forestry Commission staff has already been built. A grant of £240K was received from the HS2 Business and Economy Fund to support this. The current Café will be a classroom/training centre. New Play Trail The Forestry Commission is also developing a brand new Play Trail, set to be an amazing interactive walk in the forest for young people. To keep up with the developments log on to: www.forestry.gov. uk/wendoverwoods. In addition, Go Ape has recently opened a Tree Top Junior trail, see page 13 for details.

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MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR EVENTS WENDOVER CELEBRATES HS2 SCHOOLS WENDOVER REMEMBERS WENDOVER DEMENTIA ALLIANCE GO APE AT WENDOVER WOODS LOCAL NEWS RAF HALTON WALK THE MS MILE DAVID LIDINGTON, MP REGULAR GIVING LOCAL FAMILY AT HAWKING INTERMENT

YOU WRITE WENDOVER NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN CLUB CORNER YOUTH & BRAIN HEALTH PROGRAMME BUSINESS FORUM TRIBUTE: GILL COOLE LOCAL FACES: JCS HEAD STUDENTS WHAT’S ON LISTINGS MATTERS ARISING

Wendover News is produced by: Jane Larkham - Editor Jackie Brown - Assistant Editor Wynne Byford - Graphics Paul Hammett - Accounts Please recycle your Wendover News Printed in the UK by The Magazine Printing Company using only paper from FSC/PEFC suppliers www.magprint.co.uk

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Events Afternoon Tea

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

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. Summer Reading Challenge Children’s Book Club, 1st Saturday every This year, Buckinghamshire Libraries are month, 2.30pm - details from the Library. celebrating the 80th anniversary of The Beano Knit & Natter, Thursday 5, 10.30am-12.30pm with “Mischief Makers”. Enrol at the Wendover & Tuesday 17, 1.30-3.30pm. Scrabble Club, Community Library, then read six books 4th Tuesday each month, 2.30pm. “Jigsaw between now and 8 September. While you’re Challenge” ongoing. at the Library, take part in one of the activities

Cake & Biscuit Decorating

Cornelli Sugarcraft (see advert page 22) runs courses each term, www.cornellisugarcraft. co.uk. See events pages 30 & 31.

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for the reading challenge, like the Pom-pom Gnasher on Friday 17 August, 11am-noon!

Get Outside and Learn!

Events for all ages with BBOWT! Dates throughout August - details page 24.

Thurs, 10am-12noon, No2 Pound St Drop in, add to the collection pot for a local 5-a-side Football Tournament Sat 4, John Colet School playing fields charity, and have a cup of coffee, too! Hosted by Wendover FC (see page 24). More details on their Facebook page www. Cycle Rides and Local Walks Simply Walk meets each Tuesday at 10.00 at facebook.com/wendoverfc.towers.

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Dinosaurs!

Thu 7, 11am, Wendover Community Library Learn more about everyone’s favourite reptiles with Dr Clive Rodgers. For children aged 5-12, £2 per person. 01296 382415.

Craft Group

Wed 8 & 22, 10am-12 noon, Wendover Christian Centre If you enjoy craft, join others with the same interest at Craft Group, initiated by Wendover Free Church. If you enjoy knitting, sewing, crocheting, painting, drawing or colouring or any other kind of craft, there’s room for you. Please bring your own materials if possible. And if you don’t have a current project, come anyway and see what others are doing. Refreshments at about 11am.

I am Emma Taylor; an affordable, local, graphic designer based in Wendover. I have worked on a broad range of jobs, ranging from wedding stationery to company logos to financial investment brochures and many more. Please get in touch if you have a project in mind - no matter how big or small. Below are some recent designs I have created. See more projects at ekndesign.co.uk.

Chiltern Writers

Thu 09, 8pm, Wendover Library Room Manuscript Evening - bring an excerpt from your manuscript to read aloud to the group. chilternwriters.org

Book Club

Sat 11, 10.30-11.30am, Wendover Christian Centre What are you reading this summer? At Book Club, we’d love to know. Come and join us for interesting conversation about the books we have been enjoying. We will start with coffee & cake.

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a li�le bird told me: Buy 9 cards get 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) 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: £99 setup on all laptops or nanos. 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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St Mary’s, Church Walk, Weston Turville 29 July 26 August Sunday 27 August Monday BH 30 September

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Halton Singers proudly present their Summer Concert

On the 28th and 29th September from 7.30pm At Halton Village Hall

Wendover WI

Tue 14, 7.30pm, St Anne’s Hall Emma from BML Personal Training will be telling members about the importance of staying fit and active. Emma will then demonstrate a selection of exercises and members will be invited to take part. After the exertion there will be time to relax and socialise. Visitors are most welcome. Contact: Margaret Currell - 01296 582318. www.wendoverwi.weebly.com

Foundling Hospital. Jane King will recount the struggle of Thomas Coram at the beginning of the 18th century to establish the Foundling Hospital - Britain’s first and only home solely for illegitimate children and how the babies left there were brought up. Jane will also cover the continuing work of Coram as a pioneering children’s charity. The Society welcomes non-members to its meetings; entry is £4. This talk will be followed by the Society’s AGM; we regret that non-members may not take part.

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NEWS FROM WENDOVER HEALTH CENTRE - 01296 623452 Wendover Health Centre is also on www.westongrove.com Care Quality Commission (CQC) Inspection The CQC is the independent regulator charged with registering health and care services and establishing whether they provide quality services. The CQC recently carried out a comprehensive inspection visit and we were very pleased to be given an overall Good rating. The key questions at the inspection were rated as follows: Are services safe? – Good; Are services effective? – Good; Are services caring? – Good; Are services responsive? – Good; Are services well-led? – Outstanding. Our services for older people were also rated as outstanding. The full report is available from the CQC website, www.cqc.org.uk. New patients We welcome new patients living in the Wendover area (including Halton, Weston Turville, and The Lee). Please register with us as soon as convenient. Information on how to register is available on our website (www.westongrove.com under “Reception and Enquiries”) or from Reception. We normally will require two forms of ID which you must present in person – one for proof of identity and one for proof of address.

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Training practice Wendover is a training practice; this means that we frequently have GP registrars attached to us. These are fully qualified doctors who are undergoing specialist training in general practice. From 1 August 2018, Drs Angus Perry, Laura Gush and Femi Aranamolate will be joining us as GP registrars for periods of up to 12 months. We bid farewell to Dr Sonia Hussain who moves on to her next post at the same time, and wish her well. From time to time we also have other learners attached to the practice, including nurses in training and medical students. These will always have a named supervisor who will oversee their work, and we will also make clear who they are. Our car park The car park at Wendover Health Centre is private property, currently made available free of charge for our patients and staff. Population growth and changes in the way services are organised across the three Westongrove sites will result in continued growing demand for parking places at the Health Centre. At all times when we are open, we ask that only those who are bone fide visitors to the Health Centre use our car park. If you can walk or park elsewhere that would be very welcome. Please only use designated parking places, and display your parking badge if parking in the disabled spaces. Times when we are closed The Health Centre will be closed on Saturday 25 August and Monday 27 August for the bank holiday. We will close at 1pm on Wednesday 12 September for staff training. This space paid for by Wendover Health Centre.

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Events continuous live music across two stages and a wide range of family fun and entertainment, including (Saturday from 10.15pm) STARS IN THE PARK, organised by UK Astronomy Events, and (Sunday evening) PROMS IN THE PARK, featuring Aylesbury Concert Band and Shona Beacham.

Coming Soon - Save the Date!

• 2 Sep - Wendover Arm Trust Restoration Open Day • 8 Sep - Fun Day, St Dunstan’s Church HP27 9JE • 9 Sep - Chilterns 3Peaks Challenge for Rennie Grove • 22 Sep - Walk the MS Mile for Chilterns MS Centre, see page 17 • 28 & 29 Sep - Halton Singers present “That’s Entertainment”, see advert page 4 • 29 Sep - Concert - RAF Halton Voluntary Band with RAF Halton Military Wives Choir • 29 Sep - Wendover Music Organ Recital, see advert page 4 • 6-21 Oct - Chilterns Walking Festival • 7 Oct - Colour Rush for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity

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The Directors are distributing the proceeds from Wendover Celebrates to the agreed beneficiaries as Wendover News goes to press. All Sports Clubs made a huge contribution by managing a Have a go Sports Area at the pedestrian entrance.

In addition to a donation from the Harpenden B u i l d i n g Society of approx £65 the Football Club will receive £450 from proceeds from Wendover Celebrates. The Beat the goalie c o nt r i b u t i o n recognises the Try your racquet skills against a Wendover player in the Crowds surging onto the Carnival Ground via the effort made by National Squash Squad pedestrian entrance in School Lane the Football Club members in running the bar continually for Junior Netball In addition to a donation from the Harpenden approx 12 hours. Building Society of approx £65 the Netball Club will receive £450 from proceeds from Junior Squash & Tennis Wendover Celebrates. The contribution In addition to a donation the Harpenden recognises the effort made by Netball club from members in running the bar continually for Building Society of approx £65 the Squash and Tennis approximately 12 hours.

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In addition to a donation from the Harpenden Building Society of approx £65 the Cricket Club will receive £250 from proceeds from Wendover Celebrates.

Watch Wendover Celebrates 2018 Facebook, www.facebook.com/wendovercelebrates/; and website, www.wendovercelebrates. Send those bails com, for snippets about the day. Would you flying like to help with the next Wendover Celebrates? If you have any photos you would like to share with Wendover Celebrates for use in future publicity online or in print OR you would like to volunteer for the next Wendover Celebrates, please email wendovercelebrates2018@ gmail.com.

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Wendover Celebrates provided a Marquee and Generator (approx cost for the day of £900) which enabled the MS Centre to sell teas and cakes to the value of £660 (all takings of which went to the MS Centre). Thanks, also, to Rumseys for their specials.

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HS2 In a well attended public meeting on Thursday 5 July, Eiffage Kier (EK), who are the contractor designing and building HS2 past Wendover, unveiled their designs for two viaducts and the Green Tunnel that HS2 Ltd think should be built in our AONB.

A new website URL was revealed at the meeting: hs2inbucksandoxfordshire. commonplace.is As their spokesman, Simon Matthews, stated “you can’t sugar coat” the Small Dean Viaduct. I’d have to agree. It’s a bit of a monster. A 16.5 metre high, concrete and steel monster that stands astride the A413 road. It’s impossible for me to take any positives from it.

Further EK engagement, in the form of (IPA) review, we must try to influence its all day drop in style events will be taking Terms of Reference to better consider place, see table below. the technical side of our proposal as well as HS2’s procedures. So we’ll be In addition, if you are a Wendover discussing this with David Lidington MP organisation or club with concerns about as soon as possible. HS2, EK will talk to you directly if you ask. Contact Nicola Gotzheim at nicola. We have also met with Dominic Grieve MP gotzheim@eiffagekier-hs2.team and a Labour Member of the influential Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Chris We have still to meet with Nusrat Ghani Evans MP. Chris is planning to visit MP, the HS2 Minister. Wendover following the Parliamentary recess to see the situation for himself. The PAC are aware that the HS2 project has issues around costs so, the substantial saving that our mined tunnel offers will interest them. Not someone that we’ve spoken to yet but, out of the blue, Michael Gove is making a case in the press for cancelling HS2. We are going to contact his advisors.

From a design point This image is a work in progress and subject to approval of view, its awkward position relative to the London Road Hydrogeology and the curiously restricted build limits Our supporters Lord Tony Berkeley and You’ll remember that we have consistently (the land available) for construction, Michael Byng (our quantity surveyor) pointed out to HS2 Ltd our concerns for severely restrict the options for an have met with her and so, we are told, the springs and streams in the Parish, if elegant structure. When coupled with she is fully aware of Wendover and its the line is built as they want it. the enormous forces it must withstand Cheaper, Faster, Simpler, mined tunnel the outcome is just ugly. If it’s ever proposal. A meeting, organised by David We’ve now had a meeting with EK, their built, Wendover, long thought of as Lidington, was to take place on Monday Hydrologists, and our hydro team. They the Gateway to the Chilterns, will have 16 July but it was cancelled. We are are now fully engaged with the issue and are . . . re-testing everything as gained an unwanted and brutal gateway pushing for a new date. they cannot trust the previous ground of its own. Our lobbying team has been busy. Recent investigation (GI) carried out by HS2 Ltd. The presentation slides from the meeting meetings with Ian Liddell Grainger MP An additional 51 bore holes are to be can be seen on the WPC website, http:// and Dame Cheryl Gillian MP have shown drilled along the proposed line, in the www.wendover-pc.gov.uk/. Let me know us that while we are pleased to have Wendover area. what you think. the Infrastructure Project Authority Tom Walsh

Public Exhibitions by Eiffage Kier Thursday 6 Sept 13:00 - 18:30 St Anne’s Hall, Wendover Wednesday 12 Sept 11:30 - 20:00 Ballinger Memorial Hall Saturday 29 Sept 12:00 - 18:00 St Anne’s Hall, Wendover

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HS2 Anti-HS2 demo The impromptu demo came out of the meeting on Thursday 5 July at St Mary’s when the HS2 contractors Eiffage Kier showed pictures of the ugly viaduct they’ve designed to cross the A413 at Small Dean: the audience was horrified and there were pleas for a mined tunnel.

A413 works from 30 July

HS2 will carry out investigations into the services (gas, electricity, water, cable etc) running below ground near the entrance to Boswells. There will be no disruption to any services during these works. Works are scheduled to start on Monday 30 July and investigations are expected to last no longer than five days. Normal working hours will be Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm. This will mean delays to travel as the traffic lights will mean journeys taking longer. The lights will be closely monitored. There will be some noise but only during these times. Every effort will be made to minimise the duration of the works.

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Please note Cash or Cheque payment only Appointment enquiries please contact 01296 622575 1 Tring Road, Wendover, Bucks. HP22 6NR Protesters outside Chequers on Friday 6 July greeting Cabinet members as they met for the Brexit meeting

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The Press had come to Chequers for the Cabinet meeting about Brexit but the demo made two points: firstly, £55Bn can be saved by scrapping HS2; secondly, if HS2 goes ahead, it should be buried in a mined tunnel to save Map showing the junction of the A413 with the money and protect the Chilterns Area of road to Boswells and the positions of the traffic lights. Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sadly, building an unnecessary train line through the AONB is no longer a national “story” nor is the fact that HS2 is a hideously expensive white elephant which prevents more than £55Bn being spent on real priorities, however, we were greatly encouraged that several journalists were sympathetic and were prepared to discuss what type of story they might go for.

A leaflet giving more information about this scheduled work should have been delivered to all residents and businesses in the affected area. If you wish to comment on this information or receive the leaflet (several formats are available) please contact HS2 Helpdesk, Two Snowhill, Snow Hill, Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6GA; telephone 08081 434 434; hs2enquiries@hs2.org.uk.

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AUGUST 1918

Having successfully resisted the massive German offensives on the Western Front of March-June 1918, British and French forces made a major counter-attack beginning on 8 August. This became known as the Second Battle of Amiens. The Germans had 27,000 casualties on the first day alone and were forced back eight miles to their Hindenburg Line defences. The German Commander, Erich Ludendorff, called it the Black Day of the German army. In Russia, Lenin survived an assassination attempt. Allied forces, including British, American and Japanese troops, landed in Archangel, Vladivostok and Baku to oppose the Germans and Bolsheviks. An outbreak of Spanish flu affected both German and Allied soldiers.

confidence. When his engagement to Miss Sears of High Street, Wendover became known, the news was received with popular approval. Much sympathy is felt with his fiancée, brothers and sister in their loss.” George was a grandson of William Thompson who established a bakery in Pound Street in the early 1830s. We have no photograph of George Thompson but the picture shows his brothers William and Harry standing outside the shop. Harry also served in the war and ran the bakery until the 1940s.

In August 1918 two Wendover men were killed in France. Private Arthur James Dorrell of the Royal Berkshire Regiment died of wounds on 26 August aged 20. Arthur was the son of James and Sarah Dorrell who lived in the London Road. Arthur, also known as Jimmy, and his brother Harold were among the first to enlist in the Ox and Bucks Light Infantry in the early days of the war. In January 1918, Arthur was wounded and sent home to hospital in Tring suffering from septic poisoning. Soon after being back on the front line he was again wounded and died of his injuries. 4 Pound Street then and now

Corporal George Buckley Thompson of the London Scottish Regiment was killed in France on 31 August aged 38. George had already been wounded in 1916. In September 1918 the Bucks Advertiser and Aylesbury News paid tribute to him with the news of his death-“Mr W Thompson of Pound Street Wendover has received official information that his brother Corporal George Buckley Thompson was killed in action on August 29th. Deceased who was in his 39th year went to the National School and finished his education in Aylesbury, proceeded at the age of 19 to London. He was an apprentice to a firm of drapers and rapidly rose to a position of trust and

At home, apart from the sad loss of well-loved Wendover men, life seemed a bit easier. The sun shone. On August Bank Holiday crowds of people visited the town and “many were unable to find accommodation over the weekend.” (The Bucks Herald 24th August.) Harvest operations are in full swing, and the weather is all that could be desired for the gathering in of the crops. It is a glorious sight from the hills to see the great number of fields under cultivation, with sheaves of corn standing ready to be stacked. The allotment holders on the new ground are getting good results. A garden fete and evening dance held at Bacombe Warren in aid of the

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Prison of War fund was well attended and the weather reported as all that could be desired. At the Parish Council meeting Mr Blake said he believed there were a number of men who would like to form a pig club. He suggested that the Clerk should take the name of those willing to form such a club, in order that definite action might follow. At the Court of Petty Sessions Private George Bull pleaded not guilty to a charge of unlawfully taking wild birds at Wendover on August 8th. Local policeman P.C. Bryant said he saw the defendant sitting behind a heap of Churlock in a field between Halton and Wendover with a large double net which opened and shut by means of a cord operated from behind. Inside the net were two linnets and one lark, and at each corner was a small cage containing a call bird, there being three linnets and a goldfinch. In a larger cage were three freshly caught linnets and a bullfinch. Witness liberated the freshly caught birds. When asked for an explanation defendant said that he had been working in a field, and another man asked him to look after the nets while he went away for a little while. The Chairman said there could be no question about it that the defendant was bird catching. The law for the protection of wild birds must be carried out. He would have to pay a fine of 20s and the nets found in his possession would be confiscated.  Mike Senior & Val Moir If you have any family reminiscences or relevant photos you would like to share, please contact Wendover News as shown below and on the front page.

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and their carers. If you or the person you care for has memory loss, confusion or dementia, come along and enjoy the healing gardens at Lindengate. It runs on the second and last Fridays of the month from 11am to 2pm, and provides a range of gardening and other activities, to help stimulate the senses. Join the friendly group at Memory Pathways gardening and socialising. For further details contact Frankie on 01296 622443

It’s been an exciting time for Lindengate’s Memory Pathways service. In May, the allotment gained four accessible raised beds made by Lindengate gardeners (see photo, right.) These beds are abundant with vegetables, promising a bountiful harvest.

June saw the service celebrate its second birthday with a Hawaiian themed party. As part of the RAF 100 Centenary celebrations, RAF Halton visited Lindengate in July and linked up with Year 4 pupils from Wendover CE Junior School, where they organised sensory activities for the children to take part in. The children, who are trained as Memory Pathways Dates 2018, all Fridays: ‘dementia friends’, brought wind chimes 17th (note change from 10th) & 31st they had made for Lindengate and Memory August Pathways. A few of the children spent a September 14th & 28th lively time talking with the gardeners. October 12th & 26th Memory Pathways provides activities for people with memory loss and dementia

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Local News Waddesdon Greenway

Waddesdon Greenway, the new accessible 4km pedestrian and cycling path linking Aylesbury Vale Parkway and Waddesdon Manor, funded by the Department for Transport, opened in July. If you’d like to only walk one direction and travel there without taking your car, there are trains to Aylesbury Vale Parkway. During the summer, there is a bus that runs occasionally from the train station to Waddesdon Manor. Travel details on waddesdon.org.uk/your-visit/gettinghere-parking-access.

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Local News Church, Wendover. Jill and her sister Jennie were recognisable in Wendover by their similar styles of dress, and often could be found lunching at Whitewaters. Jill passed away following an illness.

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RAF Halton Wendover CE Junior School are at the way they teach or instruct. given A Taster Of The Sciences Wendover CE Junior School visited RAF Halton in June to take part in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, (STEM) Cool Aeronautics day of activities. These events are now a big part of Station routine with museum volunteers and STEM ambassadors from Halton and other Stations taking groups through activities designed to stimulate their love of all things scientific and the principles of flight. They made electronic flying discs, a model rocket, went on the flight simulators, learned the basics of Morse Code and visited the Halton Aero Club where they got to see and sit inside a light aircraft. Staff at RAF Halton are determined to put 1000 children through the experience to coincide with RAF100. The instructional staff said they gained a lot from the experience of being a STEM Ambassador as it gives them a different look

Sgt Darren Culley from Logistics and Supply Training Squadron, said: “I absolutely love these events, it makes me a better Learning Morse Code instructor and if the children take away just one thing then I have done my job.” He recalled a child saying she wanted to be like ‘someone’ and when he asked her who, she said ‘you’, which made him feel as if he had succeeded in being a role model to her. All in all the day was a complete success with teachers praising the staff here for their patience and professionalism. Ryanair Pilot Jonathon Paris lectured each group, taking them through a pilot’s eye view from the cockpit and the different lights and signs on a runway. The children were

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Make Someone Smile Keeping active and being able to walk a fundraising events like ‘Walk the MS Mile’ short distance may seem fairly easy to most are vital. Over the past four years, the event people. But for those living with multiple has raised over £100,000 and provided over sclerosis (MS) it can be a 2850 hours of treatment real challenge, as fatigue for some of the 1200 in and restricted mobility Bucks living with MS. are key symptoms of this One of those to benefit is disease. Despite this, Pete, who will be joining members and friends of in with the walk to give the Chilterns MS Centre something back to those will be walking a mile that have helped him. through Aylesbury town “Since being diagnosed centre on 22 September Some of the walkers in 2015 over 20 years ago, my and they would love as mobility has gradually many people as possible to take part, or to decreased. I’m sure that without the sponsor those involved. support of the physio team at the Centre, I This local charity offers people with MS treatment and support to help keep them mobile and gain greater control over their symptoms, empowering them to lead happy and healthy lives and give them a reason to smile. But it costs over £1m annually to keep the Centre going, and it receives less than 10% of its funding from the NHS. That’s why

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David Lidington, MP Village issues

I’m seeking a meeting with Nus Ghani, the Transport Minister with direct responsibility for HS2, to talk about the proposed design of viaducts across London Road and the impact both on local people and on traffic flows. I’m in touch with the Parish Council about this. On the future of RAF Halton, the MoD does seem to be making an effort to talk to local parishes and others about their plans. Halton Parish Council have told me that they’ll update me after they meet ministry officials and see whether we need a Ministerial meeting. The Department of Transport is expected to announce shortly its preferred corridor for the East/West expressway that will complement the new Oxford to Cambridge rail route. Two of the three options would take the road through the north of Aylesbury Vale. The southern corridor envisages a route that would skirt Aylesbury to the north of the town. This decision is important because it will almost certainly determine

where a lot of new housing, including a new What I really like is how the Eid Fayre blends town, is located. two great celebratory traditions: Eid, with its significance to Muslims, and the English Finally, we still await a decision on unitary love of summer fetes and fayres. I actually local government in Buckinghamshire. I’ve went to both the Eid Fayre and the Speen urged the new Secretary of State to make his village fete on the same day (and just caught choice soon. the end of the Risborough festival too!) and was struck by the similarities. Both had stalls Reflections on two summer fetes fundraising for charity and others promoting The festival of Eid, marking the end of the local public services and voluntary fasting month of Ramadan, is one of the organisations. Both were selling food and most important of the Muslim year. Eid is drink. Both had children’s activities. Oh, and looked forward to and celebrated by our both had lots of people cheering on England local Muslim communities in Aylesbury in their quarter-final game. and High Wycombe along with their fellowI went home that evening thinking that, believers around the world. whatever our problems and challenges, there In the last few years, the Aylesbury mosque are some things in this country that we are has made a big effort to invite people from getting right. Of course we need to do a lot all religious traditions and communities in the more to make sure that we as a country get town to join in their celebrations. A little while the right balance between national unity and ago, I was delighted to join friends from the solidarity and respect for the diversity that is mosque and beyond in cutting the cake for the a key feature of modern England and modern Eid Fayre, which is rapidly becoming an annual Britain, but that Saturday afternoon in July feature of the Aylesbury events calendar. renewed my optimism about the future.

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Wendover Family represents Local Schools at Interment of Dr Stephen Hawking Professor Stephen Hawking’s ashes were interred at Westminster Abbey in June 2018. In May, a public ballot opened allowing 1,000 members of the public the opportunity to attend the service. At the Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Professor Stephen Hawking, 103 schools from around the world were represented, including Buckinghamshire schools Wendover CE Junior School, the John Colet School, Wendover and Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School in Aylesbury. The head teachers of the three schools had given a special dispensation to Wendover siblings Georgina, Amelia and Christopher Glazier to attend the event with their mother Ben Glazier; Georgina Glazier, Wendover CE Junior School; Angie and father Ben. Amelia Glazier, John Colet School Wendover; and Chris

The Glazier children were there to represent Buckinghamshire schools at a once in a lifetime event and will be reporting back to their schools that they had the opportunity to meet Astronaut Tim Peake, Nobel Laureate Professor Kip Thorne, science superhero Professor Brian Cox and science writer and videographer Hashem Al-Ghaili, whose Facebook page @ScienceNaturePage has 24 million followers and has just passed 8 billion post likes.

During the service the ashes of Professor Hawking were interred near Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin, in a ceremony performed by the Dean and Glazier, Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School, Aylesbury; stand Chapter of Westminster. The Hawking with Astronaut Major Tim Peake of the European Space family also placed into the grave a silver One of the core aims of the Stephen medallion designed by Glazier Design. Agency and Emma Mulqueeny OBE, Young Rewired State. Hawking Foundation is to promote Ben Glazier’s company Glazier Design the study of cosmology at school and university level, so when the public ballot was hope of inspiring a new generation of science created the branding for the Stephen Hawking run, half the spaces were reserved for schools. and maths students to further their studies at Foundation and assisted with all the graphics It was young scientific minds that many of the university. Schools from as far away as America for the event and the organisation, something they regard as a massive honour. words in the service were directed toward in the and India attended the service.

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On 13 June I boarded the 55 bus at 10.50am from Aylesbury bus station. It did not stop at the designated bay, thus leaving some passengers stranded. The driver took off with a jolt, sending a lady flying before she could sit down. This is a common occurrence with Arriva bus drivers and has happened to me and other elderly passengers. He went through a traffic light at amber just as it was turning red. Are bus drivers exempt from stopping at amber/red lights as this is also a frequent occurrence? He was talking on his mobile phone throughout the trip and when I pointed out to him he was putting the passengers at risk, he said “if you don’t like it, get off the bus” and tried to order me off the bus, continuing his private conversation on the phone. This is just one of many incidents that I have witnessed over the 8 years of using the buses and they are getting worse. JM Turbayne MBE, Wendover Editor’s note: The above was emailed to Arriva but a reply had not been received before we went to press. Mr Turbayne would be interested in hearing from other readers about problems with the 50 and 55 bus service to and from Wendover.

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Mr Clarke says (in July’s edition, page 20) that the air traffic into Luton is “continuous and can affect sleep, enjoying the garden etc”. If you look at the actual facts I cannot believe that he is living in the Wendover area. (Editor’s note: Mr Clarke lives in Aston Clinton, rather than Wendover.) Luton has had, in the 12 months to February 2018, a total of 135,105 air traffic

movements, so 370 a day. Given that only half of these will be either inbounds or outbounds, we would only see 185 over the local area or about 10 an hour. These aircraft largely pass over Wendover at 5000-10,000 feet (1-2 miles), so I would be very surprised if they caused lack of sleep or drove someone from the garden. L Bailey, Wendover

Arriva are also withdrawing service 61 (Aylesbury - Tring - Dunstable) and this is being taken over by the Red Eagle bus company based in Aylesbury. On the current service 50 there is heavy peak movement of school children both into Aylesbury and to/from the John Colet in Wendover. This requires a duplicate double deck bus to be used, which at present is part of the Arriva timetable. Accordingly these peak school Bus Timetable Changes duplicates will also be run by Red Eagle from I am sure that you have already been the new term in September. contacted regarding changes to bus services in the Aylesbury area being proposed by One minor concern is that the end times at Arriva the Shires for introduction from 29 John Colet will alter from September and they July 2018. I heard about these in June, but will finish one hour earlier (at 14.00 instead the full details were only put on the Bucks CC of 15.00) but on Tuesdays ONLY. The duplicate webpage on Friday 6 July. 61 bus runs at present at 15.10 from Halton Camp and Red Eagle will provide one at this Broadly the 50 service will be withdrawn time (but not on Tuesdays). One reason that and replaced by an extension of the current Arriva is giving up these duplicates is that they Aylesbury town route 8 as new routes 8/8A. may not have a bus available at 14.10 on a The current 8 runs from the bus station to Tuesday (and neither it seems has Red Eagle). Bedgrove estate via Tring Road and Narbeth So, the existing Red Line service through Drive. It will be extended along Camborne Wendover (route 55 Aylesbury - Wendover Avenue to the Wendover Road thence to - Amersham - Chesham) will divert via Tring Wendover and Halton Camp, still diverting to Road at 14.20 (but on every weekday, not just serve the Chandos Arms in Weston Turville Tuesdays) This is, however, normally only a as now. Some journeys at peak times will go single deck bus! straight into Aylesbury (not via Bedgrove) and these show the 8A number. Elm Farm Overall this change to the 50 service, which estate in Aylesbury, currently part of the 50 is a commercial move by Arriva (i.e. the route, will no longer be served by Arriva. 8/8A will not receive any subsidy from Bucks The new 8/8A will continue to run every 30 CC) should not have too great an effect mins Mon-Fri daytime (as per the 50) and for bus users in Wendover apart from a good news is that the Saturday service will slightly longer journey time into Aylesbury. also be every 30 mins, after a period when It will provide a new direct link to the Tring it has been reduced to hourly. There is no Road (Aylesbury) Tesco superstore, and the change to the three Sunday/Bank Holiday restoration of the more frequent Saturday journeys run by Red Line which will continue service is to be welcomed. as service 50! John Wood, Wendover

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an opportunity to get improvements to all aspects of the infrastructure. Since then there has been continuing engagement and some new feedback. Most of the topics on which initial thoughts and other comment were sought have had a Halton element. The main points at the present time are summarised below:•Any Housing, with a very strong emphasis on affordable provision of all kinds, should go to the Halton Site. • Pressure on schools should be relieved by expanding provision at Halton (Secondary as well as Primary). •It is imperative that the leisure and sports facilities at Halton should be kept and expanded for the use of residents in the Parish, District and Region. As an example, there was reference to the demand for football pitches and the severe impacts on the viability of the clubs concerned if Halton facilities were no longer available. •A need for expanded facilities for local organisations to meet and for social interaction both at Wendover and Halton. •New health centre and suitable complementary facilities needed which could be located at Halton. •Existing buildings and heritage assets (such as the Trenchard Museum) should be kept at Halton and used imaginatively, and where possible, to create jobs. •Expansion of Halton seen as an opportunity to improve and maintain all aspects of transport infrastructure such as the need to improve safety, and, where possible, expand capacity. This is likely to involve a range of measures including, as an example, improving the junction of the B4009/Tring Hill •Seek imaginative solutions to parking issues in Wendover, which are perceived by some to affect local businesses, and which will get worse if Halton expands. • Current traffic flows through the Town from West to East have a significant impact on businesses/residents/visitors at peak times. Traffic flows are caused by a

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http://wendoverneighbourhoodplan.co.uk/index.html variety of factors, but are likely to include require a sensitive approach in the Halton a significant volume of traffic seeking to Master plan. access the A41 (M) on the section of the •Concern over lost jobs and the need B4009 to the north of the Chestnut Avenue to plan for sufficient new jobs/training junction. The community is opportunities as part of the seeking solutions to reduce local plan process and Halton unnecessary through traffic Masterplan. and Halton’s expansion will •Need to encourage new affect the problem and might businesses through promotion, lead to solutions. trying to reduce costs, improve •Continued need to encourage infrastructure, and facilities for photo Abi Ware and promote cycling and tourists and visitors, encourage walking in Wendover and Halton. start- ups, and help small enterprises meet •Need to ensure Wendover’s shopping up, and share costs and ideas – across centre/services continue to provide a Wendover and Halton balanced offer for local people and visitors. •Halton’s green infrastructure is vital This issue will require further discussion and needs to be retained alongside within the community, but is likely to Wendover’s green spaces. involve seeking to keep the existing retail •A wish to retain Wendover’s distinct sense and services offer and, in addition, aiming of community if Halton expands – this is to develop a greater diversity of provision, a concern about how new development is based on a distinct USP, and for all future integrated (compare Princess Mary Gate). development or changes of use to reflect •A need for a sustainable future for the community needs, and wishes. This will people of the area.

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Club Corner Friends of Wendover Library

Departure of Vaughan Davies Vaughan Davies, stalwart supporter of Wendover Library, left Wendover in June for “retirement” in Gloucestershire. Vaughan, who has held many posts since the Library became a Community (largely volunteerrun) Library, will still assist with tasks he can undertake remotely, and wishes his colleagues at the Library well.

Vaughan, flanked by Susan Morton and Philip Mitchell of Wendover Community Library

Calendar Competition “Sights, Scenes and Events in our Community” is the theme of this year’s competition for publication in the Library’s Wendover Calendar 2019. Deadline for entries is the last weekend in September. Judging early October. Maximum of 2 entries per person. Please send photos in landscape orientation and minimum 300 dpi. Charity Golf Day The date for this year’s Charity Golf Day at Whiteleaf Golf Club is 20 September. This has been an extremely successful and enjoyable event over the last three years and through your generosity has raised considerable funds for FOWL. Whiteleaf is a beautiful 9 hole course set in the Chiltern Hills and always well managed and maintained. As in previous years, we will be looking for teams of 4 players and there will be a lunch and prize giving following the match. Cost for 2018 is £37.50 per player, which includes the meal & prize giving ceremony. If you are interested in putting in a team, then email ronmelville1@gmail.com or inform any of the staff at the Wendover Library. If you would like to play, but are unable to find three other players, please still let me know and we can arrange for you to be part of a team. Ron Melville, Chair of FOWL 24

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Best Foot Forward…….at the Lucy and dads can fortify themselves for this w/c 13 August when the Badger Café at College Clark Scottish Country Dance Club Our busiest dancing year has been packed Lake is promoting cream teas all week. with so many opportunities to dance, The timber supports of the bird hide in the socialise and have fun. marsh at Weston Turville reservoir have failed Our two main events, featuring live music their safety test and the hide has had to be by Ian Robertson and his Band, continue dismantled - we plan to build a replacement to be successful. For the third consecutive as soon as we can. Meanwhile, there are year, tickets were sold out for our Christmas plenty of opportunities for conservation Dance which has become a popular event work locally at WTR, Dancersend and for many dancers from other clubs. Our Bacombe Hill reserves - just search the fundraising Spring Charity Dance highlights website for “volunteering.”

our commitment to the community and this Wendover Football Club year the profits from this event will benefit The 2018/19 season is fast approaching two charities: Chilterns MS Centre and with first games set for the first weekend of Lindengate. September. The teams are now attending Providing tuition for all dancers is very preseason training prepping for what we important so we’ve introduced a more hope to be a successful and exciting season. formal Beginners’ Course to cover the basics and our more experienced dancers have This month we see the return of our benefited from 2 tuition evenings, all of favourite event of the year, the annual 5 a which has resulted in an overall improvement side tournament on Saturday 4 August. More details about the event can be found in style and confidence. on our Facebook page. This confidence was translated into action recently when 12 of our experienced dancers We held our AGM on Saturday 30 June took part in a demonstration for members of where players and committee members The Forget-Me-Not Club in Prestwood. What were invited to attend and share their an enjoyable time - an ideal way to share our views on the club and receive an update love of dancing with the wider community for the closing season. Also taking place at the meeting was the re/election of the followed by afternoon tea! coming seasons committee. The committee We resume dancing on 6 September when members for the 2018/19 season are: new dancers will be very welcome. For Chairman: Bruno Passaro further information, please contact: Liz Vice Chairman: Simon Fortune Mitchell (Secretary) 07947 000368 or visit Secretary: Ren Passaro www.lucyclark.org.uk. Facilities: Nobby Hubble Community Liaison: Lizzie Thomson A Busy Month for BBOWT Club Manager: Jack Thomson The August programme of your local Wildlife Treasurer: Karl Bull Trust has a new feature this year - a series of activities for the 14 to 18 age group Joining the committee as new volunteers are: called Wild Trax run by Beth Searle based Bar Manager: Rob Monk at College Lake. This includes sessions on Player Availability: Jordan Checker Wild Bees on 3 August, “What lies beneath Communications Manager: Tom Sheppard the surface” on 5 August, a youth work Funding Manager: Nick Wright party on 11 August and a visit to Wilstone reservoir on 17 August. Get details of these We are very excited about this year’s and our other events at www.bbowt.org. newest members and welcome them to the uk/whats-on or by ringing 01442 826774. committee. As you will be aware from our June Adult events include two sessions on Wild update, Scott Thomson long-term Goalkeeper Medicines on 4 August and 25 August and and Bar Manager has stepped down from a walk from Aldbury over Pitstone Hill led the club to focus on his family. His wife stays by Nick Bowles of Butterfly Conservation on on as Community Liaison along with brother 7 August. BBOWT and the NH Museum at Jack Thomson (Club Manager and player) so Tring are collaborating to put on children’s his face will still be regularly seen around the sessions on insects on 21 August. Mums club. Scott, you will be sorely missed! Please mention Wendover News when responding to adverts


Club Corner The club is currently open to new playing members. If you are interested in joining our long-running club, please contact us via our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ wendoverfc.towers.

Wendover Choral Society Do you enjoy singing?

We would like to welcome some new members to our friendly choir of approximately 40 strong who meet on Thursday evenings between 7.45 and 9.45 during term time at St Mary’s Church, Wendover. There are no auditions, but an enthusiasm for singing and Post-Camp Chill-Out hours: 3pm–5pm – 2hrs some knowledge of music is helpful and the extended stay with daily DVD screening, table football, pool table, table tennis – ability to sight read is not essential. supervised wind-down. We are guided by our ever patient Music Director, Peter Bassano, and privileged to You can book on single or multiple days. Easy to book and pay online at www.everyball. have as our patron Sir Thomas Allen. uk or phone 01296 623453 and we can take If you are interested please contact mheald@ your booking and payment over the phone. Any enquiries, please contact Danny at uk2.net - or just come along. danny@everyball.net. Rehearsals start again on 13 September 2018 at 7.45pm in St. Mary’s for our next concert 1st Halton (RAF) Beavers clean up! on 8 December 2018 entitled “Christmas in In just ONE HOUR they managed to pick up 4 Dresden”. large bags full of rubbish between the woods and the Princess Mary Gate development. Email: wendoverchoralsociety@gmail.com The 20+ Beavers had lots of fun doing it – web: www.wendoverchoralsociety.co.uk understanding why they were litter picking, why it’s bad for the environment, bad for Everyball Tennis & Sport Camps animals and why it shouldn’t be done in the Everyball Tennis at Halton Tennis Centre are first place! They also know to take home running Tennis & Multi-Sport Camps during their rubbish and dispose of it properly! the school Summer holidays for 6 weeks from 23 July: Village Cup Week 1 – Monday 23 – Friday 27 July For some ten years now, Wendover Cricket Week 2 – Monday 30 July – Friday 3 August Club has hosted the Village Cup - an 8 player Week 3 – Monday 6 – Friday 10 August format played by local teams. On a sunny Week 4 – Monday 13 – Friday 17 August and very hot Sunday morning the Village Cup Week 5 – Monday 20 – Friday 24 August final was played between 4 time winners the Week 6 – Tuesday 28 – Friday 31 August Jolly Boys and The Red Tornadoes. The toss

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was won by the Jolly Boys and elected to field. The Red Tornadoes opening pair got them off to a formidable start with 50 runs from their allocated overs. The following 3 pairs backed up this start and concluded their innings on 356 (starting at 200). The Jolly Boys knew they had to bat well to get close to the Red Tornadoes total and with tight bowling backed up by enthusiasm in the field, The Jolly Boys made a respectable 308 which on another day would have been a winning total. Congratulations to the Red Tornadoes captain Ryan Greer and his team for this maiden victory.

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Youth

The Brain Health Programme

Are you anxious or prone to low mood? Do you suffer brain fog? Are Young people from Wendover Youth Club recently won an award for you worried about your risk of cognitive decline? If you answered yes to any of the above you are not alone, as these issues become a short film saying NO to smoking. increasingly common. Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 adults The Awards Ceremony, held at the Odeon, Maidenhead on 21 June, in any given year, with a high proportion of doctors’ visits being for was the conclusion to a competition run by Cut Films by Abbvie in stress related illnesses. which it asks young people from schools, youth clubs and other Your mood, memory and general wellbeing are organisations to research smoking and tobacco and then make a dependent on the functioning of your brain cells two-minute film for their friends and family. and the production of brain chemicals, with an imbalance potentially leading to symptoms of anxiety, brain fog, depression, stress and The young people, all of whom attend the Amazing Donkey Youth eventually to dementia. Keeping the brain’s structure in good Club on a Friday night at Wendover Youth Centre, spent five physical condition is key to improving mood, memory, cognition, weeks researching and then making the film which they entitled focus and concentration. “Wendover Murder Mystery”. Young people from all over Bucks and Berks were at the Awards Ceremony which saw Wendover Murder What’s behind this increase in brain decline? Mystery scoop the Special Achievement Award. Our modern diet and 21st century living play a significant role. Even if it is unintentional, we can all be guilty of doing things which To view a copy of the film, please follow the link below: may damage our brain, for example, we consume too much sugar, competition.cutfilms.org/windsormaidenhead-cut-films-2018 neglect the consumption of essential fats, get inadequate sleep, experience chronic stress and do not get sufficient amounts of daily Well done to all involved. physical activity. It is important to remember that our brain is an organ which is in some way connected to everything else that is happening within our body. Have you taken the survey yet? The Trustees of Wendover Youth Centre are planning for the future and are really interested to hear the views of the whole community Achieving optimal brain health with The Brain Health Programme about the current provision for young people. As mentioned on The Brain Health Programme is a nutrition and lifestyle coaching page 12 in the June edition of Wendover News, Wendover Youth programme being delivered by qualified Nutritional Therapists. Centre is running a survey about the provision of youth activities It has been designed to optimise brain health and cognitive function locally, and the future requirements for youth activities/events. The using a multi-modal nutrition and lifestyle approach via a series survey takes only a few minutes to complete and is accessible at of six interactive workshops covering topics shown in research as www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MDX8Y38. Have your say! Thank you being important for brain health: for your input. • Nutrition: Poor diet is a significant factor in conditions affecting

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Tribute: Gill Coole Gill passed away 25 May 2017 due to cancer. On 5 April 2017 she had celebrated 20 years of marriage to David. She lived in Wendover all her married life. She left three children, two step children and two grandchildren. In August 2017, half her ashes were scattered at one of Gill’s favourite places - Trewent Point, Pembrokeshire. Gill’s friends and colleagues noted her love of bright colours and ever-present smile in their tributes. Sue Sharp said: “Gill was beautiful through and through. A dear friend, support to so many vulnerable young people and a stunning lady. Miss you so much Gill - will never forget your vibrant clothes and sense of compassion and humour.” Some also noted her baking skill - her coffee and walnut cake, bread and butter pudding and chocolate cake all featured in tributes. Gill was a careers adviser with Connexions/ Adviza. One of her colleagues penned the following extract about her:

“Just in the last 5 years at Connexions and Adviza, Gill worked with over 800 young people, some of whom would have been experiencing the most difficult of circumstances, and moved at least 200 of them into new opportunities. Gill showed immense empathy and an ability to recognise the individual needs of each young person she worked with; she helped them address these barriers and achieve positive outcomes when previously they had very limited life chances.” At her funeral, a young person who had read about her death in the newspaper attended because he wanted to pay his respects and tell her family: “Gill was amazing.... she saved my life! I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for her; she went out of her way to help me when my own family did nothing”. In this instance,

Gill helped the client sort out his living arrangements when he was made homeless, helped him apply for many jobs and took him to the interview which he then got and it enabled him to finally move forward positively and successfully in his life. He is still working and said his life was turned around by the committed attitude and unflinching encouragement of Gill. This was the type of Careers Coach Gill was, all young people were important, no matter their background; in fact, she believed those who didn’t have much support at home needed more of our time as workers. She believed, with the right type of support and careers guidance, all young people could be successful. On 7 March 2018 Gill posthumously won the National Career Adviser/Coach of the Year 2018 award. David collected the award on her behalf. For a video tribute, search ‘Gill Coole’ on YouTube.

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Local Faces: JCS Head Students It was a bit quiet around the John Colet School campus for the last half of the Summer term since both year 11 and year 13 students sat their exams and then left school. Newly elected Head Students Jack and Siobhan with Deputies Isabella and Sam took up their responsibilities; helping to look after their fellow year 12s and lower school Sam Mohammed students. Various Deputy Head Boy events including Studying at A-level speaking at induction Business Studies days and judging Finance Studies competitions helped Maths them to put a firm Planning to become foot forward into their Accountant new leadership roles. The team recently attended a Leadership Conference where they set out some aims to create a stronger cooperative ethos across the school. Important factors the students felt needed to be looked at include: 1. Renovating the Science garden for use within lessons and as a Sixth Form space. The creation of a gardening club for students will help with the environmental focus of this project. 2. Sharing leadership and communication skills across the school as part of an aim to teach pupils vital life skills and help them become more employable later in life. This includes a new future focus scheme where speakers (including Oxbridge students) come to talk to pupils about future career paths and opportunities. 3. Specific roles for prefects eg, sport or technology to increase applicants for leadership roles and a new house system, including House Captains, rolling out across the school will encourage

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teamwork and allow students across year groups to interact with each other both within year groups and vertically. 4. With 106 applications for year 12 in 2018 it’s clear that the school is growing rapidly with no signs of slowing down. A newly refurbished car park and multiple Sixth Form areas will help to accommodate this change. 5. Further developing the mentor scheme throughout the school providing younger students with role models. This includes pairing upper and lower school pupils to read and learn together, once again allowing interaction between students of all ages and abilities across the school. Having grown up surrounded by Social Media and ever changing technology, the students at John Colet School have more access to information and current news than ever before which gives them a voice to be reckoned with as they become just as aware of the world around them, both politically

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and socially, as the older generations that live alongside them. Skills like this are cherished at John Colet School as a tool for engaging students and encouraging participation on important matters both inside and out of the classroom. A mentor scheme throughout the school also helps younger students, who find these Isabella Parola skills difficult, to Deputy Head Girl be involved around Studying at A-level the school whilst Business Studies Sixth Form subject Media Studies ambassadors offer PE Planning to become support from within Sports Broadcaster lessons. Isabella is a subject ambassador for sport and can be credited for using the #thisgirlcan movement to help get more young females into sport. Siobhan takes this role for Spanish and Sam for Maths. Talking to the new Head Students of the John Colet School makes it clear to see how proud the pupils really are of their school, especially their sixth form which they regard as a treasure with impressive teacher support and opportunities laid out for them across the school. It’s guaranteed that every student in the upper school agrees that the John Colet School Sixth Form has helped them develop their characters and learning for life, ready for the big bad world at the end of year 13. To find out more about John Colet School Sixth Form or simply to get an idea of what it’s all about you can visit their twitter @JCS_ SixthForm or website www.johncolet.co.uk/ Interviewed by Jane Larkham Assisted by Abi Ware

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Lindengate A visit to Lindengate Fair

this significant donation of over £34k from the LEADER fund (LEADER, a rural help fund, could only fund a maximum of 80% of the pathways).

Andrew Hough, Buckinghamshire MCF (Masonic Charitable Fund) representative and Mike Clanfield, Provincial Grand Charity Steward, are pictured (above, right) with members of the Lindengate charity during their visit to the Lindengate fair recently, after the MCF awarded the charity £4000. Lindengate (www.lindengate.org.uk) is a mental health and wellbeing charity in Wendover which offers specialised gardening activities to assist mental wellbeing, boost self-esteem and social inclusion. The charity has received assistance from Buckinghamshire Masons to upgrade the facilities and pathways there. This has enabled wheelchair users and people with limited mobility to use the site and enhanced the infrastructure to make it fit to support the professional, social www.wendovernews.co.uk

“We actually still have a shortfall of £9k for the next phase of the pathways which is due to take place in August - Securing this balance of funding is now our most urgent priority.

and therapeutic programme developed by the centre. The new look site was very much admired at the recent Lindengate Fair and has been well received by the staff, volunteers and clients of the centre. Midge Blake of Lindengate said, “Your donation has been instrumental in securing

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“The new pathways are already making a huge difference to our Gardeners (as we call our service users), particularly those with disabilities or those who are elderly or frail. Previously they have been unable to access these areas of the site. The Sensory Garden is one of the areas now accessible and it provides a wonderfully calm space in which our Gardeners can sit and experience the gentle trickle of the water ball and breathe in the variety of fragrant flowers.” Wendover News August 2018

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Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

View from the Chair

In May 2019 there should be the regular election of Councillors for Wendover. I would encourage anyone to stand and to try to make a difference. From Councillors to the Library and from Lindengate to the Community Car, Wendover life depends on volunteers. Sports Clubs, Youth Groups, the Library, the Churchyard and various charities all rely on the energy and the ideas of the willing. All of the community organisations are shorthanded. The World Cup makes me think about the difference between being a spectator or a player. I’m old enough that people have asked me “did you see the 1966 Final?” I have to say “no I didn’t”. I was eleven in 1966 and I was playing football, not watching it. It’s quite fun to watch sport but it’s eminently better and more satisfying to play. The people who volunteer for the Community are the players, they get all of the benefits of achievement and teamwork and they influence the future of Wendover. Give it a try! Find a few spare hours to give to your community, just step off the terrace and become a player. The Parish Council or any of these organisations will welcome you with open arms. Tom Walsh, Chairman

Fly Tipping

The reporting page will ask for the exact We are determined to keep the Parish of location and what type of waste has been Wendover a green and pleasant place to dumped, it also allows you to attach up to live in and to visit. Fly tipping is unpleasant, three photos. unhygienic, often dangerous, and unsightly. Local Produce Market DID YOU KNOW – According to Keep Britain Saturday 18 August, 9am to 1pm Tidy, 47% of people don’t know they are Manor Waste responsible by law if a third party they have asked or paid to dispose of their waste, then Wendover Village Quiz 2018 subsequently fly tips that waste. A village quiz has been run annually by the On average more than one fly-tipper Parish Council since 1991. Each year teams is caught and convicted every week in representing many of the various organisations in Wendover compete to become holders Buckinghamshire. of the Wendover Village Quiz Trophy. The event is great fun to take part in and there is no charge for entry. Teams are of three people and questions are answered through the team captain. The quiz is being held in Wendover Bowls Club on Thursday evenings starting in October, with the final being held at the end of November. Entry forms (due by 1 September) can be downloaded from the WPC website or alternatively please collect from the Clock Tower.

Buckinghamshire County Council will remove fly tipped refuse from public roads and pavements. They have a street team whose duties include waste enforcement. Please report fly tipping via the BCC website, here are the website details: www.buckscc. gov.uk/services/waste-and-recycling/flytipping/report-fly-tipping/

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

New Assistant Clerk

Welcome Cheryl Marley who has joined the Clock Tower Team as an Assistant Clerk. She will be working part time alongside Jane Ellis and provide support and help the Clerk and Deputy Clerk with various tasks and projects.

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