Wendover News, November 2018

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November 2018

St Andrew’s Day Armistice Centenary

Armistice Centenary

Sunday 11 November, Manor Waste Please see page 35 for details of Church services in Wendover which will take place on the morning of Sunday 11 November. Wendover has its annual ceremony, including a two minute silence and wreath laying, on Remembrance Sunday at 2.30pm around the War Memorial on the Manor Waste, organised by the Royal British Legion. The parade is attended by personnel from RAF Halton who are busy elsewhere at the traditional time of 11:00am. All are welcome to attend. Wendover Free Church’s Wednesday morning Craft Group has taken the theme of “poppy” to its heart. Multi media work is on display in the window of Just, 11, High Street, HP22 6DU. Thank you to all the businesses who have decided to join the commemoration with a window display.

Halton Wood Road Play Park

A play park in Wendover is facing demolition. It could be saved if hundreds of people in Wendover vote in the next few weeks in the Aviva Community Fund competition.


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Monday 12 November

A big thank you to everyone who provided knitted and crocheted poppies to decorate Wendover’s War Memorial in November at the centenary of the Armistice of World War One. There are now enough poppies to fit on each spike and in garlands down the corners as shown, left. More will be scattered on the railings. This is a community effort so if you have crafted poppies you would like to add to this joint effort, please add them.

To find out how to vote, see a video and read more, visit the website: www. haltonwoodroadplaypark.co.uk before Monday 19 November.

(including payments for adverts) book early to avoid disappointment

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editor@wendovernews.co.uk Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop 19 High Street, Wendover HP22 6DX Wendover News, established 1989, is delivered through the door to many local households. If you do not receive one at home and would like to volunteer to deliver for us to your road, please contact the office (see above). Wendover News would like to thank all its willing volunteers.

If they win, then the volunteer-run Halton Residents Company, who administer the play park, will receive a grant for its refurbishment. The volunteers are also seeking funding from other sources. Contact Laura at Haltonresidentscompany@gmail.com if you have further funding ideas or questions.

RAF Flypast

Tuesday 13 November at 1.30pm

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

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

September’s was an Alcohol Refiner £10 Gift voucher for the winner

Join us for mulled wine and mince pies on Sunday 2 December

Late night opening 5 December

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Saturday 15th December, 11am Wendover Memorial Hall, Wharf Road Entry: £12 Adult, £7 Child Includes free Santa Suit! Support hospice care at Christmas

Plus NEW traditional Christmas Market!


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Events Cycle Rides and Local Walks

activity times, birthday parties and more Simply Walk meets each Tuesday at 10.00 at please check www.buckscountymuseum.org. Wendover Clock Tower and the first Thursday at 10.30 near Your Café in Aston Clinton Park. Regular Events at Wendover Library Have a look at the listings on pages 38 & 39 “Learn My Way” computer training 1st Tuesday of each month, please book. for details. Children’s Book Club, 1st Saturday every The Ramblers have a programme of organised month, 2.30pm - details from the Library. Knit walks of varying length and difficulty locally. & Natter, Thursday 1, 10.30am-12.30pm & More on www.aylesbury-ramblers.org.uk Tuesday 20, 1.30-3.30pm. Scrabble Club, 4th and pages 38 & 39. Tuesday each month, 2.30pm, please book. Aylesbury Cyclist Touring Club has “Jigsaw Challenge” ongoing. group rides throughout the county, see southbuckscycling.or​g.uk/rides. Any bike will Charity Coffee Mornings do as long as it’s roadworthy. Newcomers Thu, 10am-12noon, No2 Pound St welcome, please try an easy-paced ride first. Did you know that the shop No2 Pound Easy-Paced Rides 09.30am Sundays; please Street is giving away all its money raised for coffee and hot beverage sales (terms apply) see the website for details. on Thursday mornings? Come over and find Wendover and Halton Cycling Club meets similarly minded people who are raising weekly at 18.30 Wednesdays & 08.30 valuable funds whilst enjoying a lovely coffee Sundays. All meetings at Halton UK tennis and a slice of cake! and sports village. Parking, showers/ changing and café on site. Contact Otec Sponsored Walk for Thames Valley Bikes for information 07824 828024.

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A friendly local branch of The Arts Society, we meet monthly for illustrated art-based lectures on a wide variety of subjects by professional speakers in their specialist fields. We welcome visitors as guests. Ffi: visit our website theartssocietyballinger.org.uk or email ballinger@theartssociety.org

Air Ambulance

Sat 3, 10am, Austenwood Nursing Home Salveo Care (owners of Cherry Tree House on Dobbins Lane) are holding a 20k sponsored walk to raise vital funds for this important local charity. Please sponsor on the Just Giving Cake & Biscuit Decorating Page: www.justgiving.com/SalveoCare. If Cornelli Sugarcraft (see advert page 22) runs you’d like to join the walk, contact Jenny on courses each term, www.cornellisugarcraft. carerelations@salveocare.co.uk. co.uk. See events pages 38 & 39.

parkrun meets Saturdays at 9.00 near the New over 50s social group in Wendover Cafe in the Woods. 5km run, walk, watch Are you a widow, widower, divorced or just or volunteer! Visit www.parkrun.org.uk/ alone? Don’t spend hours on your own - come wendoverwoods for details, see page 29.

Bucks County Museum & Roald Dahl Shop for Breast Cancer Now Sat 3, 2.30-5pm, SM Comm Ctre HP22 5UJ Children’s Gallery Bags, scarves, jewellery, cakes, chocolates,

Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP flowers, soaps, candles and more! Visit the fantastic Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, café, shop and garden. See “The Memorial Service Hart Silversmiths – a living tradition”, until Sun 4, 3pm, St Mary’s Church 8 December 2018. For charges, opening and All welcome. Details on page 35.

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8, 9, 10 and 11 Nov 2018 7:30pm Tickets £15 World’s End Garden Centre Theatre, Wendover A stunning account of life in the trenches in WW1. Part of the Ubiquitous Remembrance project. A major, publicly funded, production to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1.

Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society

Tue 6, 8pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN “Pharmacy in Your Garden”, a discussion with Professor Sandy Primrose.


Chiltern Writers

Thu 8, 8pm, Wendover Library Room Rebecca Hubbard with an introduction and workshop exploring ways to write powerful settings, see also page 29.

by R.C. Sherriff

“Journey’s End”

Thu 8-Sun 11, 7.30pm, Worlds End Gdn Ctre A moving account of life in the trenches of World War 1 performed by Ubiquitous Theatre as part of their Remembrance Project, see advert right.

Christmas Market

Sat 10, 8am-1pm, The Lee Parish Hall HP16 9NB Food and gift stalls full of delicious festive food, beverages, gourmet gifts and decorations.

For tickets Reserve your tickets at the Customer Services Desk Online: ticketsource.co.uk/uttc (no booking fee)

Sally Evans Artists & Makers Fairs

Sat 10 & 24, 10am-4pm, venues vary Maybe you’ll find the perfect present! Sat 10 - Princes Risborough Community Centre; Sat 24 - Thame Town Hall. See advert page 4.

Funded in part by Heart of Bucks, we will be making a significant contribution to Remembrance 2018 in the Aylesbury area.

Email: contact@uttc.info Call: 0333 666 4466

Pace Christmas Gift Fair

Sat 10, 11am-3pm, The Gateway HP19 9FF A beautiful selection of gifts including Christmas decorations, jewellery, food, homeware and more... Entrance £3/ Concessions £1.50. Benefits Pace, a charity providing an outstanding education and first class therapy for disabled children.

“Pop-up” Cinema

Sat 10 & 24, St Dunstan’s Church “Journey’s End” (12), 10th at 7pm. Based on RC Sherriff’s play and novel of the same name the film is set in March 1918 as C-Company arrives in northern France to take its turn in the front-line trenches with a German offensive imminent. “Paddington 2” (PG), 24th at 5pm. The much-anticipated sequel to the worldwide hit family film suitable for young and old alike with Paddington now happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens. Adults £4 and

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Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 15 November 9am-2pm (Trade 8am) Entrance by donation to Charity Wendover Memorial Hall email: peter.stevenspeter@aol.com

WENDOVER WI AUTUMN FAIR accompanied children £1. Please bring your interest at Craft Group, open to all. If you enjoy

SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER, 10am-Noon own snacks and drinks. For more details knitting, sewing, crocheting, painting, drawing please contact Johanna (01844 343966). or colouring or any other kind of craft, there’s in the Library Room, Wendover room for you. Please bring your own materials Admission free Centenary of the Armistice, Sunday if possible. And if you don’t have a current Stalls include: 11 November project, come anyway and see what others are Craft-Tombola-Greetings Cards Homemade Cakes-Refreshments See article on page 35. doing. Refreshments at about 11am. Raffle & Luxury Hamper


St Mary the Virgin W/Turville Saturday 17 November 7.30 The Dixieland Swing Kings Trad Jazz in 1960’s style Tickets £10 at door, U18 free Wine, refreshments included. Enquiries 424982

Wendover WI AGM & Meeting

Tue 13, 7.30pm, St Anne’s Hall AGM - could you join a committee? Followed by Flamingo Cards sale. Visitors welcome. Contact Margaret 01296 582318.

Chiltern Humanists

Tue 13, 8pm, Wendover Library Room Antony Chapman will introduce a discussion on the relationship between Humanism and Atheism. Bring along your ideas. Everyone is welcome. www.chilternhumanists.org.uk

Shopping & Pamper Evening

Wed 14, 7-10pm, W Turville School Hosted by Weston Turville School PTA. Tickets £7.50 from cbwtpta@hotmail.com, free glass of fizz with your ticket. First 50 tickets sold get a goody bag.

Wendover Art Club

Wed 14 & 28, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Rm 14th - Cate Bowley will be talking about the work of textile designer John Allen ‘How to A Festive Tea will be held at get from a jet engine to a harbour scene’. St Mary's Church, Weston Turville th 28th - A working evening trying out ‘Notan’ Sunday November 25 from 2.30-4.30pm a Japanese technique in light and dark. The Seasonal cakes and scones to be enjoyed Craft Group along with toe tapping music from Wed 14 & 28, 10am-12noon, Wendover club will provide the black paper for this, but the popular GillyBillies you will need to bring some scissors and A3 Christian Centre A warm welcome awaits you If you enjoy craft, join others with the same white paper. Visitors £3.

Artists & Makers Fairs

Princes Risborough Community Centre, Stratton Rd, HP27 9AX 10 November Thame Town Hall, High Street, OX9 3DP 24 November & 1 December Haddenham's Bradmoor Farm, Stanbridge Road, HP17 8JX 8/9 December 10am - 4pm

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Peter Bassano conducts Wendover Choral Society and The Equale Baroque Soloists in

‘Christmas in Dresden’

Music to celebrate Christmas by Heinrich Schütz and his friends. Saturday 8th December 2018 at 7.30pm St Mary’s Church, Wendover


Tickets: £15.00, U16s £5.00 Just, 11 High Street, Wendover, HP22 6DU info@stmaryswendover.org.uk Also available from wendoverchoralsociety@gmail.com

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Events Wendover Horticultural Society

Thu 15, 2.30pm, Wendover Library Room Edwin Rye will talk about “Winter Hanging Baskets and Pots”. No meeting in December; AGM January, see article page 28.

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Wendover WI Autumn Fair

Sat 17, 10am-12noon, Library Room Craft, tombola, raffle, luxury hamper, greetings cards, homemade cakes, refreshments and more, see advert page 4.

Late Night Shopping

Book Club


Bucks Family History Society

Fri 16, 6-9pm, Barn Courtyard All the Barn Courtyard shops will be open late. Exhibition at a little bird told me gallery runs 3 Nov - 24 Dec. See advert page 3 and article page 20.

Fri 16, 7.30pm, Library Room “Journey’s End” Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1. This film portrays the horror, humour and humanity of life in the trenches. Tickets £5 from the Library.

Sat 17, 10.30-11.30am, Wen Christian Ctre No set books to read! Just come and find out what others have been reading and talk about what books you have enjoyed. We start with coffee and often cake!

Sat 17, 2pm, Turnfurlong Jr Schl HP21 7PL Talk: The Black Death In Buckinghamshire Up to sixty per cent of the country’s population died as a result of the pneumonic plague pandemic which reached our shores in the summer of 1348. Entire settlements disappeared, changing both the landscape Aston Wine Club and the social structure for ever. Julian Hunt Fri 16, 7.30pm, Buckland Village Hall looks at how the Black Death, as it became Eight members present a wine of their choice. known, affected our county. Entry £4.

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Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild Dinner for Parkinson’s UK

Sat 17, 2.30pm, SM Methodist Church Tue 20, 7 for 7.30pm, The Raj Wendy Hughes - painting in fabric & thread. Wendover & District Rotary invites you to a dinner with speakers: a new exercise initiative will be explained from diagnosis onwards to Dixieland Swing Kings Sat 17, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Weston Turville slow down the progress of the illness. Tickets Traditional Jazz in 1960’s style. Tickets £10 £25 from cheryl@greatlakesoutreach.org. on the door. Details 01296 424982, see BBOWT Talk advert page 4. Tue 20, 7.45pm, Gt Missenden Mem Ctre Pat Morris, President of the British Hedgehog Messy Church Preservation Society, explains reasons for a fall Sun 18, 3.30-5.30pm, starting in St Anne’s Hall in population and gives some excellent advice Everyone is welcome to enjoy messy (and on how we can help them thrive. £4 includes not messy) activities, a story and song and a refreshments at the break. All welcome. meal together. There are no age restrictions and no charge. Children, please remember Fundraising Pamper Evening to bring an adult with you. Thu 22, 7-10pm, Chilterns MS Centre Tickets £5 each including a glass of fizz. Treatments to be booked before arrival. Mon 19, 7pm, Aylesbury Watersiode Theatre www.chilternsmscentre.org.uk A look at living with dementia with humour and humanity. Ring Bernadette 01296 425678 Town Farm Art Show or e-mail b.lasoye@aylesburytowncouncil. Fri 23-Sun 25, Cheddington LU7 0TT gov.uk. for tickets, see also page 18. Ten artists & makers showing paintings,

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Events illustration, printmaking, ceramics, woodturning, embroidery & jewellery, plus willow weaving & sculpture in the garden. Mulled wine & homebaked festive treats in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care. Parking in High Street. FREE entry.

watch a family-friendly film. Look out for posters to see what will be showing. To suggest a title, send a message via Wendover Free Church’s Facebook page. No admission charge, but children must be accompanied by an adult throughout.

Charity Coffee Morning

Christmas on the Manor

Festive Tea

“Countdown to Christmas” Pamper

Thu 29, 10.30am-12noon, Abbeyfield Cakes & Christmas produce will be for sale. Proceeds will be split between Scannappeal, High Wycombe and the residents’ Entertainment Fund.

Fri 23, 4-9.30pm, Manor Waste Sun 25, 2.30-4.30pm, St Mary W Turville Evening for Wheelpower Hosted by No2 Pound Street, see advert p 7 Seasonal cakes and scones to be enjoyed Thu 29, 5.30-9pm, Stoke Mandeville Stadium and article page 22. along with toe tapping music from the Whether it is finding that perfect Christmas popular GillyBillies, see advert page 4. gift for your loved ones, or treating your body Advent Craft Fair and mind to a moment of stress-free bliss, Sat 24, 10am-12noon, St Dunstan’s HP27 9JE Healing and Wholeness Service guests will be sure to have the opportunity Handmade cards, wooden crafts, home Sun 25, 4pm, St Anne’s Church to indulge in all of this, while savouring produce, bulbs, phoenix cards, children’s You are invited to attend this short, gentle homemade cakes, mince pies and mulled corner, handmade blankets, Usborne books, service, which offers the opportunity to wine. Enjoy the Stoke Mandeville Combined Homemade cakes/biscuits, sewing/knitting experience God’s loving presence and healing School Hand-Signing Choir, too! crafts, chocolates/sweets in jars, raffle. Entry touch. It is for everyone in the community. £1 to include tea/coffee. You do not need to be a church goer to Dresden Today- Art and Architecture attend. Anyone who is challenged by physical Thu 29, 8pm, Ballinger War Memorial Hall Family Film Night or mental illness, who is experiencing trauma Renowned as the “Florence of the North”, Sat 24, 5-7pm, Wendover Christian Centre or loss, or who is supporting someone who is its eighteenth century buildings have been faithfully restored. Lecturer: Eveline Eaton Enjoy free popcorn and ice cream as you suffering may find this helpful.

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RAF Halton Senior Citizens Annual Christmas Lunch applications due

RAF Voluntary Band & Halton Singers

30 Nov, 7.30pm, St George’s, RAF Halton The RAF Halton Voluntary Band welcomes guests The Halton Singers. The concert, commemorating the 100th birthday of the RAF, is in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice and tickets costing £10 will be available from the Wendover branch of Rennie Grove and on the door on the evening. Music will include classical and light music, including “Zorba’s Dance”, “Candide Overture” and “Elvis in Concert”. The second half will be a more festive selection with The Halton Singers participating in both halves of the concert.

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Fri 30, 12noon This FREE event will take place this year at Henderson Mess on Wednesday 12 December. If you would like to attend please email Jane.Reilly841@mod.gov.uk or call 01296 656725 to book your place. The list will close on Friday 30th November at 1200hrs, after which no more applications can be taken. Information about transport etc will be included in the invitations which will be sent out in the first week of December.

Crib Fest

30 Nov & 1 Dec, St Anne’s Church See page 35 for full details.



Weston Turville Historical Society

Fri 30, 8pm, Weston Turville Union Chapel “The World’s Oldest Mechanised Paper Mill” with speaker Peter Burford. Entrance - £2 members, £3 visitors. www.wthsoc.org.uk

Christmas Windows in Wendover

If you’d like to make a window representing your favourite Christmas Carol during December, please turn to page 35 for details.Then contact the organisers in good time.

Coming Soon - Save the Date!

• 1 Dec - Grand Christmas & Craft Fair, St Mary Weston Turville, see advert page 6 • 1 Dec - St Michael & All Angels Aston Clinton Christmas Fair • 5 Dec - Wendover Christmas Event & Late Night Shopping, see page 21 • 8 Dec - Wendover Choral Society Concert, see advert page 4 • 8 Dec - Aylesbury Choral Society Concert, see page 24 • 8 & 9 Dec - Wendover Art Club Winter Exhibition • 9 Dec - Chilterns Dog Rescue Society Christmas Market • 9 Dec - Festive Family Fun, Market Square & Friars Square • 9 Dec - Carolfest, St Mary’s Church, Aylesbury • 12 Dec - Chinnor Silver Band Christmas Concert, St Dunstan’s Church HP27 9JE • 15 Dec - Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity Wendover Santa Dash & Christmas Event, see page 12 • 21 Dec - Christmas at Halton House for the Chilterns MS Centre • 22 Dec - Dementia Friendly Christmas, see page 18 • 27 April 2019 - The Pace Big Walk Learn about all these - and more - events on www.wendovernews.co.uk/events www.wendovernews.co.uk

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November 1918

occupation, when about twenty minutes At 5.15 am on Monday 11 past eleven the hooter November an Armistice was signed at the Aylesbury Rivet with Germany in a railway carriage Works gave the first in the Forest of Compiegne near intimation to the Paris. After four and a quarter years Wendoverians generally of fighting the combined forces of Armistice 1918 at that the Armistice had France, the British Empire, Italy and Buckingham Palace been signed. In quick We have no picture of the Wendover 1918 America had defeated the Central Powers led by Germany, Austria-Hungary succession it was followed by the whistles celebrations but between the two wars Armistice and Turkey. At the Front most men received at the Mill and trains in the station yard. Day was marked by a procession on 11 November the news of the Armistice in a mood of Immediately there was cheering in all prevailed everywhere. Although a drizzling subdued relief. Major Ewing of the Royal directions, from individuals in public places rain came on in the afternoon, the crowd Scots Guards recorded that the Armistice and private dwellings, also men at work, diminished but little, and the boys cheered “was welcomed by our troops in France in who stopped to dwell on the great blessing as they marched about with flags. Nearly that had come to the world. Soon flags all the shops closed during the afternoon, a spirit of sober gratitude”. were flying from the windows, and motors and the church bells rang out merrily. On In London there was a different mood. Big and vehicles were decorated, one of the Tuesday evening a service of thanksgiving Ben chimed for the first time since August first being our little Belgian friend, George was held in the Parish Church “to thank God 1914. Church bells rang out and London Verachtert, riding his bicycle with a Union for the end of the war and for the triumph “gave itself up to wholehearted rejoicing”. Jack and Belgian flag entwined. Alderman of the cause of Right and for the deliverance West was out with his motor flying of the world from the great peril which Cheering crowds filled the the same Union Jack that took the beset it.” The bell of the town clock, which streets. The outpourings first volunteers to the Recruiting has remained silent so long resumed its of jubilation were no less Station at Aylesbury when war familiar sounds on Tuesday”. evident outside London. On broke out. On the public works Mike Senior & Val Moir 16 November the Bucks Herald the men were given the rest of the published a report of the scene day, and the town soon began to in Wendover when news of the present an animated appearance. If you have any family reminiscences or Armistice became known: In the afternoon the soldiers from relevant photos you would like to share, F.M.Foch with the ‘Our correspondent writes: British and French the camps nearby thronged the please contact Wendover News as shown It was a beautiful morning, delegations after streets singing and cheering, and below and on the front page. and people were at work in signing the Armistice the Y.M.C.A. had a tremendously in Compiegne busy time. Thankfulness and joy their gardens or at their usual

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Local News Waddesdon Greenway Opens & John Grimshaw, founder of Sustrans and the driving force behind the Waddesdon Plans for the Future Waddesdon Greenway was formally opened by Transport Minister, Jesse Norman, who is responsible for walking and cycling, on 13 September. The project was funded by the Department for Transport as part of a scheme to connect rural communities to their nearest rail station.

The 4km route from Aylesbury Vale Parkway Station to Waddesdon Manor allows cyclists and walkers to travel across beautiful countryside in a traffic-free environment and was completed with the much appreciated help of volunteers who helped to build two bridges, four benches and fill and lay 3,000 sandbags for 25 culvert headwalls. Over the winter, hedges and trees will be planted along the route to provide some much needed shelter and shade.

Greenway project, is now looking at the opportunities to extend the route, eventually linking from Steeple Claydon to Thame, Wendover and beyond. In future, the Waddesdon Greenway will become the centre of a hub of quiet routes linking local communities from Calvert to Amersham, Westcott to Haddenham.

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Local News the opportunities combine a festive fundraising challenge with • Like our Facebook page to keep up to date an opportunity to shop for Christmas gifts. on the latest events and development The 2.5km circular course through the (search for Waddesdon Greenway) heart of Wendover is wheelchair, buggy and You can get in touch via the Waddesdon scooter friendly, so it's suitable for all the Greenway Facebook page or email generations, making this a great Christmas greenwaysandcycleroutes@gmail.com to event for all the family. All entrants will be register your interest in joining the Supporters provided with a Santa suit to make a splash Group, joining the hedge planting volunteer of seasonal colour through the town. weekend from 30 November-3 December or A very special visitor has promised to pop by to get in touch with John Grimshaw to lend to start the dash, cheer everyone on and say some local input into the plans for the future hello to all the children. cycle routes. You can pre-register for the event online at the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity Wendover's First Santa Dash! 15 December, 11am, see advert front page website until midnight on Thursday 13 Burn off some pre-Christmas calories and December or you can sign up on the day raise some money at Wendover’s first Santa at Wendover Memorial Hall from 10am Dash, in aid of Florence Nightingale Hospice. (subject to places still being available).

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itself. As well as raising money for our charity, this event is about spreading the word about what the Centre can offer to local people living with MS. There are still people with MS in the community that don’t know we are here and how we could support them. We usually see a higher rate of referrals to us after events such as Walk the MS Mile”. MS is an unpredictable, often disabling disease that causes a wide range of symptoms including difficulties with mobility, balance, impaired vision and bladder problems. Living with MS can be tough but many symptoms can be treated with physio, hydro, oxygen, complementary and occupational therapies. 550 people with MS, just like Nathan, are members of the Centre, enabling them to access this practical, physical treatment and also the emotional support they need.

to anyone in our community who wishes to spend some time quietly remembering friends and family members who have died. The ceremonies are open to all, regardless of religion or spirituality, and it doesn’t matter whether your loved ones were cared for by Florence Nightingale Hospice or not. Different ways to commemorate loved ones include sponsoring a light in memory of them or writing a dedication which will appear in the Books of Honour which can be viewed at the Hospice in December and early January, and at the two Tree of Light events. Come along to one or both Tree of Light services: at the Head Office of Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity at Walton Lodge, Walton Street, Aylesbury, at 5pm on Sunday 2 December; and at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Buckingham at 4pm on Saturday 8 December.

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This has been a busy half-term. Children have settled well into their new surroundings and to the new school year. Already we have awarded a huge number of House Point certificates and Headteacher Awards for hard work and living our school values of Respect, Resilience, Responsibility and Reflection. Many children have applied for positions of responsibility, including House Captains, School Journalists and Maths Champions. Our extra-curricular clubs are well under way and a number of children have already represented the school at sporting fixtures. Growth Mindset is a real strength of our school. The first of our new Extended Learning competitions this year is all about motivational slogans and using artwork to represent these. We have been astounded by the quality of the entries. We are currently reviewing our curriculum to ensure that we have the best provision we can offer – enriched with visits and opportunities for children to take a lead role in learning. We would love to hear from you if you have a special interest or expertise that you would like

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Mum of three, Jo founded Thumbsie® 5 years ago when she needed a thumb sucking solution for her youngest daughter. Jo’s embryonic business idea now employs 7 local mums. This summer she launched the innovative Thumb Sucking Clinic which is a fun session held at a dentist’s surgery where families have the opportunity to talk, with Jo and each other, about their struggle to ‘give up’. The Clinic includes a friendly talk from a dentist who can offer advice and information about the dental issues involved in long term digit sucking. Jo said, “I am thrilled to have been nominated for another National Award, especially following the launch of the Thumb Sucking Clinic which is going to help so many more families to give up sucking easily and permanently. Thumbsie® is going from strength to strength right now, and that can only mean that we are helping more families to find a gentle and effective way to give up sucking.” Debbie Gilbert, organiser of The Best Business Women Awards said, “Now in our 4th year we have seen the number of entries triple since we launched. The standard of our finalists is exceptionally high, to be a finalist is a major achievement. We are delighted to receive entries from female entrepreneurs from throughout the UK, from women who


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experts; finalists have been selected for their Buckmoorend Farm Shop is now business acumen, determination, creativity Buckmoorend Farm Shop and Kitchen with and tenacity.” the addition of a brand-new kitchen trailer which will enable owners Steph and Daniel Simply Food by Mandy and Tims to prepare hot food using their super tasty Dairy: “Curry Nights at Home” fresh home-reared meats. It’s easy. The new ‘going out’ is cooking curry at home. “Simpler, healthier and tastier” State of the art on-the-move facilities include say one pot guru @simplyfoodbymandy a hob, oven, fridges and storage in what Daniel and award-winning Greek style yogurt is calling their ‘Tardis’ – it’s all neat wood panelling on the outside but once you open producers, Tims Dairy. up – wow! it’s a ‘professional’ kitchen.It won’t To prove their point, and encourage more take you to another time dimension, but it will people to do the same, they are running a enable Steph to cook a freshly prepared daily campaign through October and November special hot dish including hearty soups – and with Mandy’s gorgeous curry recipes which some of their delicious handmade Scotch eggs use Tims Dairy’s Greek style bio-live yogurt as and sausage rolls too. They hope there will also an ingredient. There will be a new and tasty soon be a new and improved coffee machine recipe idea each week in readiness for Friday to offer more styles and to complement teas night becoming “Curry Night at Home”. and the soft drinks available. Suitable for all the family or for a supper with Steph says “The new trailer adds so much to friends, Mandy’s recipes are cost effective, what we can do – we are so excited about nutritious and very simple to cook. She also all the possibilities for offering our fantastic loves using Tims Dairy’s yogurt for anything customers great tasting freshly prepared hot from tenderizing marinades and making and cold dishes. In 2019 we will also be able creamy sauces, dips, drinks and desserts; all to take the trailer out to events and festivals with an Indian flavour and theme. which will be brilliant”. Alongside the campaign they are running a Popular with shoppers, cyclists, walkers on social media competition to replicate Mandy’s the Ridgeway and families alike, the shop was recipe for one pot Chicken Korma with the established in 2016 as an outlet to sell meat chance to win a great prize including a selection of known provenance actually raised on the of yogurts and spices, some chocolates and a farm, together with the best in carefully bottle of Prosecco – everything you need for selected local produce from the Chilterns the perfect curry night in. For details and to and surrounding areas. Steph and Daniel enter, check www.timsdairy.co.uk. are passionate about their meats but also To enjoy each week’s recipe follow @ about reducing food miles and packaging, timsdairyyogurt and @simplyfoodbymandy including plastics, as much as they can. See on instagram for some amazing inspiration. advert page 5.

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If there is anyone who knows what might have happened, I would be most grateful to hear from you. I would also like to thank all of the people who did so much to help me, especially all the walkers and the young family who found me and stayed with me accident took place about 1/4 mile from Hale until the ambulance arrived. I would be Lane on the path inbound from Forestry Cottages. extremely grateful for any information. “Best Kept Village” Competition Please contact Wendover News if you have any Thank you. Presentations for Wendover winning the information; we will pass it on. Lynn Petersen “Best Kept Small Town” (within the Best Kept Village Competition) were made by the Lord- Dear Walkers and Riders in Wendover Woods, Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, Sir Henry Around 11 o’clock on Saturday 15 September, Thanks for your help! Aubrey-Fletcher at 9:30 on 15 September. I had a rather severe riding accident in On Wednesday morning 26 September I was In his remarks about Wendover and how Wendover Woods. As a result, I spent 5 days crossing Chiltern Road when the front wheel beautifully kept the judges had found it in intensive care in the John Radcliffe and of my shopping trolley caught in the uneven he particularly mentioned the Church several more days in a special ward. I am road surface, leaving me flat on my face! As I Yard. I felt very proud to hear that, and we now back home in Wendover and will be lay there helpless, a Post Office van drove up are very grateful to all who work to keep recuperating for the next few weeks. and two sturdy postmen lifted me up, made the churchyard looking so good. I would sure I was not injured, and walked with me particularly like to thank Harry Robinson I’m writing to all of you because I have no safely to my friend’s house in Vicarage Close. and Simon Fortune who give so much of memory of what caused my horse to spin So a big THANK YOU, to Peter and Paul, and their time voluntarily. Many who visit the and bolt. If I am ever to ride again, it will be apologies to those people who may have churchyard comment on how good it looks! so important to understand why my horse received their post a little late that day. Well done Wendover! Rev Sally Moring behaved in such an uncharacteristic manner. Eileen Cullen Editor’s note: more details on http://www.wendovernews. co.uk/news/wendover-wins-best-kept-village-2018.

Thank you to everyone who sponsored me for the Macmillan Brave the Shave on Sunday Riding Accident 12 August in Wendover Christian Centre. I Editor’s Note: Wendover News has already raised £850 for this very worthwhile cause. posted this information on social media. A horse Judy Pasmore rider had an accident at Wendover Woods. The

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Customers with disabilities please call 0800 912 6971 to book Sunday 18 November, 2pm: The Wizard of Oz, 1939 film Monday 19 November, 7pm: Finding Joy. Suitable for 12 years and upwards, Finding Joy is accessible to hearing and d/Deaf audiences alike and will be hosted as a relaxed performance. This production is part of Aylesbury Waterside Theatre’s 8th Birthday celebrations championing theatre for all and is in association with Aylesbury Town Council and Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group. The production is hoped to increase personal awareness and understanding of the types of issues those living with dementia face, and how each and every individual in the community can help; because small changes can make a big difference, see also page 6.

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Friday 23 November, 4-9:30pm Once again, No2 Pound Street has organised a super local opportunity to source all your seasonal culinary needs on the Manor Waste on Friday 23 November from 4, when it's getting to dusk, until 9:30pm when it will be properly dark, see advert page 7. On the night there will be live contemporary folk music, carol singers, artisan foods, beverages and crafts. Also a bar and hot food trucks serving amazing meaty treats and delicious crepes not forgetting mulled wine/ brandy and the odd Christmas Pudding G&T! No2 Pound Street has invited Chilterns MS as their featured charity at the moment. Hopefully everyone will come along and enjoy the evening while further valuable funds are raised. See article on page 13 for more information about this very special local charity and all the vital work it does for those living with MS.


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Christmas Wendover is an attractive day out for urban dwellers so those of us who live here are very lucky that we don't have to travel far to enjoy its wonderful ambience.

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Within these pages, there are many suggestions of local suppliers who offer high quality food all the year round and specialities for Christmas. These include: • Buckmoorend Farm Shop, see page 5 • No2, see facing and page 7 • Potash Farm, see page 20

The area is full of specialists who can offer original gifts: • Antiques at Wendover, see front page • Barn Courtyard, see page 20 ⇒a ⇒ little bird told me gallery ⇒Liberty ⇒ Rose ⇒Monkey ⇒ Floss & me • Complete Outdoors, see below Local restaurants are a magnet for people • Cornelli, see page 27 looking for a good time. Have you booked • Handmade Castings, see facing page your Festive table yet? Many culibary • JUST, see page 4 experiences are available. • KS Golf, see page 13 • Cross Keys, see page 24 • Number One, see below • George & Dragon, see below right • Otec Bikes, see page 11 • King & Queen, see October 2018 page 9 • Simply the Best, see facing page, lower left • Lucca, see page 20 • Ros Long, see right • No2, see facing and page 7 • Shoulder of Mutton, see page 23 The Christmas Event organised by Wendover • Spice Garden, see page 23 Parish Council is on Wednesday 5 December • Tres Corazones, see page 19 from 4pm to 7pm. Save the date, see page 21.

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Don’t miss the newly commissioned arrangement of local composer Chris William’s Tsunami Requiem, which the choir will sing accompanied by RAF Halton Voluntary Band at 7.30 pm on Saturday 8 December at St Mary’s Church, Aylesbury. The Tsunami Requiem is an intense, haunting and moving piece of music, inspired by the devastating tsunami which struck Asia in 2004. The Requiem was first performed in its original arrangement at Royal Festival Hall in 2008, when it received a standing ovation. This new arrangement is for a wind band and we look forward to the opportunity to work with the RAF Halton Voluntary Band for the first time.

The concert will also feature a very different piece of music for the Christmas period written by Respighi, called “Laud To The Nativity”, which tells the shepherds’ story. There will also be instrumental pieces and carols. This will be the last in our 2018 series of concerts designed specifically to feature partnerships with local music groups and musicians, and follows our highly successful event in June with Aylesbury Opera Group, when the choir performed famous opera pieces, supported by world class soloists. Our soloists at the December concert will include the well known tenor Adrian Thompson and the superb soprano soloist Victoria Joyce. Victoria performed at our concert in June and was very popular with the audience. TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT: www.aylesburychoral.org.uk

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HS2- latest Once again Wendover Parish Council was well received in Number 10 Downing Street on Wednesday 10 October 2018. Lord John Randall spent over an hour with us: Murray Stewart (TFA Lobbyist); me; Dave Hindle (OTB Tunnelling expert); Bob Lewis. We discussed how we can get the Mined Tunnel option tested fairly, he thinks the Treasury is key. We also looked at alternative, lower impact Murray Stewart (TFA lobbyist); Tom Walsh, chair of Wendover Parish Council; Dave Hindle (OTB schemes that might replace HS2. Lord John Tunnelling expert); Bob Lewis, engineer will discuss our dilemma with others who are engaged in policy making in government. I received a rather disappointing email from David Lidington. It referred to the Infrastructure Project Authority decision on Dave Hindle left us after lunch to make a the way that DfT/HS2 has treated our Mined speech to the British Tunnelling Association. Tunnel proposal. DfT/HS2 didn’t breach We then met Andrew Bridgen MP in any of their procedures in regard to us. The Portcullis House. He is a Leicestershire MP IPA didn’t look at the technical or financial who has a constituency blighted by HS2 aspects of the project, just the procedure. Phase 2 and has personally lost out through the housing compensation scheme. Andrew We finished the day in the House of Lords. believes that HS2’s overspending will lead It sounds grand but we actually pulled up to further delays to the start date and that a circle of chairs in the cloakroom, for our these delays could prove fatal to the whole meeting with Lord Tony Berkeley and Michael scheme. We can only wait to see if he’s right. Byng. Lord Tony had just asked a question in

the House: How could Ministers remain so hands off in the light of the warnings from the various project review bodies? HS2 as a project has been Red or Red/ Amber for 6 years on the government’s own measure of the likelihood of a successful outcome. That’s not promising and Lord Tony and WPC would like to know what Ministers are doing about it. We heard rumours that BBC Panorama and Channel 4’s Dispatches are investigating HS2 costs. At The Times, Andrew Gilligan is supposedly also still working on HS2 costs. My feeling is that HS2 Ltd have not just annoyed Wendover. They have annoyed the powers that be, too. Let’s hope that’s a good thing. Tom Walsh Chairman of Wendover Parish Council

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HS2- October, part 2 Editor’s Note: Part one of this article appeared in October’s Wendover News. and described how current proposals for HS2 will damage the economic and social viability of our region. The full article appears online at www.wendovernews.co.uk/news/hs2oct-2018. I then went on to put forward the idea that the original tunnel proposal, outlined at the petitioning stage, was rejected because the HS2 figures presented to Parliament were in error (I supported that with evidence from HS2 costings) and I suggested that there was now an opportunity to put that right, to save money and to speed up access to the trace, to make Wendover smile and save the AONB. I asked that the contractor be allowed to consider and cost the Tunnel option. I went on to Lord Ahmad’s statement on good ideas. He represented the government on HS2 in the Lords. I was able to give the Minister an email that proved this was being obstructed by HS2 Ltd. I did the same with the Command Document 9396 in which the Lords and HS2 Ltd accepted the design challenge of fitting the viaducts into the AONB and accepted that special efforts were required in our location. We ran through fairness issues. Is Wendover being treated differently to other communities on the track with respect to variations and “good ideas”. When we got to the A413 being effectively strangled by the Viaduct. Steve Bowles weighed in on the track of how housing growth might be restricted if the road network was compromised. This got the

Minister engaged. Housing growth being a • We have also developed relationships with real headliner in Conservative Party thinking. other councils on the route. • We have developed working relationships The Minister undertook to look at all of the with HS2 Ltd and EK. points that we raised including the cost of • We have brought our District and County tunnelling. It is clear that they are still a long Councillors into our project. way from accepting our figures. It appeared • We also liaise with Officers at Bucks CC and to be accepted that we didn’t rely on a single AVDC. cost source, that we had cross checked our • We have encouraged Wendover HS2 to claims, but I picked up a feeling that they start campaigning, again, against the think that we must have missed something. appalling viaduct. My Take.... I think that the Minister doesn’t Through all of this we’ve kept Wendover altogether trust HS2 Ltd, will push them to people informed of what we’re doing. improving their engagement and make them work harder on the design side. Some sort of My opinion...I do detect a change in the political revisiting of tunnelling cost will take place but firmament with regard to HS2. HS2 is becoming the DfT think it won’t come out in our favour. an unloved project and the press are chipping away at the rationale behind it. Wendover has Where do we go from here?.... While I’ve played no small part in this change. been involved in this process, the team and I So for the future... the Parish’s Working have worked to achieve certain targets: Group, which includes Councillors, members • The best mitigation for Wendover. of the Wendover Society and Wendover • To develop the Mined Tunnel option into a HS2, wish to carry on with the lobbying clear message. effort. There are new arguments to develop • To deliver our message to the people who with District and County Councils around the can help us achieve the best mitigation. housing development, roads infrastructure Success? I don’t know how one measures theme. There is also the task of influencing the success of such an enterprise but the our local planning authority who are surely Wendover Parish Council team, has, apart the last bastion in defending the AONB from making Wendover the best known against poorly designed structures. village in the corridors of power..., taken our If I may be whimsical.....I feel that we are message to 10 Downing Street. launching another stone against a pretty • We have met twice now with the thick castle wall. Each stone is now in the responsible HS2 Ministers. moat with all of the others that we’ve fired • We have developed relationships with a and the wall is only cracked a bit. I’m hoping number of MPs who support our position. that the other guys, and there are quite a few • We are particularly focused on Public now, who are undermining the castle from Accounts Committee members. within, get the job done. I’m also hoping that • We have promoted questions being asked we don’t run out of stones. about Wendover in the House of Lords. Tom Walsh



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Wendover Bypass noise mitigation Bucks CC have confirmed they will launch the noise mitigation consultation and make all the background material available in the near future, though they have not yet fixed a date for this – please watch local notice boards and check https://tinyurl.com/ noisebarrier where we will post updated information when we have it. Please take part and let them know what you want.

• 91% considered that the noise reduction from a tunnel would improve their quality of life. • 92% thought the benefits of a tunnel would outweigh the opportunity for HS2 passengers to see the Chilterns.

On 1 October we were featured in a 4-minute item on ITV/Meridian News (see https://tinyurl.com/hs2meridian) covering Wendover’s reaction to the proposed design, described as Stalinistic and a blot on the landscape: “This is an area of outstanding HS2 Design natural beauty and they plonk that down in Thank you for taking part in our survey on the middle of it - horrendous”. the design of the Small Dean viaduct. We received 163 responses: A number of people have already written to • 96% found the currently proposed design our MP to protest and it is not too late to add unacceptable in the Chilterns AONB. to their number: please email David Lidington at david.lidington.mp@parliament.uk to ask • 96% would prefer a tunnel. • 58% would tolerate a two year extension that Eiffage Kier be instructed to cost the of construction to allow development of a mined tunnel, or ask him to take the bold and sensible step of canceling the whole HS2 more elegant solution. • 98% thought the Government should project so as to free up £billions for other far direct HS2 to let the Contractors consider more useful purposes. Wendover HS2 a tunnel.


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Club Corner Volunteers needed for Hartwell R.D.A

Hartwell Riding for the Disabled has a session at Bye Green Stables, Weston Turville on Wednesday afternoons from 1.30-2.45pm, term time only, catering for riders from Booker Park School. We need some more volunteers to ensure that all the children ride each week. Full training will be given and horse/pony knowledge is not essential, although you need to be comfortable walking alongside a pony. We are a happy welcoming group and all of us gain great satisfaction from watching the progress our riders make. Our riders develop hugely in confidence, communication and co-ordination, using games and fun exercises to reinforce the therapeutic benefits of horse-riding.

professional, meeting at Weston Turville Village Hall on Tuesdays 8pm until 10.15pm. Our 2018 season runs from 11 September to mid May. We have a variety of workshops, speakers and competitions all of which are interesting, instructional and fun.

Over the summer months we go outside and practice different types of photography with a selection of walkabouts. This year included a Barn Owl, Ellie, with her handler, in Weston Turville churchyard for added inspiration and atmosphere; a model shoot at Brill Windmill as the sun was setting and a creative evening at a member’s garden. All the evenings are very sociable and welcoming so why not come along. If you would like to know more please see our website www. If you would like more information, please contact the group imagezcameraclub.co.uk/about-us/ or find us on Facebook page organiser Claire Marinker, schoolhouse@btinternet.com, 07751 www.facebook.com/imagezcameraclub/. 825358 or the Chairman, Felicity Smetten, fsmetten28@gmail.com, 01296 651598. Monica Tompsett, R.D.A. trustee and voluntary helper (now Wendover Choral Society commission Community Car surrogate granny) for Christmas Concert With the festive season fast approaching, rehearsals are well underway for Wendover Choral Society’s December concert, the telling of The Wendover Tennis & Squash Club The Bucks County Closed Junior Squash Championships took place Christmas Story by Heinrich Schütz. at Beaconsfield Squash Club over the weekend 14-16 September, and 18 juniors from Wendover Tennis & Squash Club took part in 12 On Saturday 8 December, conducted by Peter Bassano, young soloists from The Royal Academy, musicians from The Equale different categories. Baroque Soloists and the choir will perform a fabulous musical celebration of Christmas (see advert page 4). 8 came away as either winners or runners-up: • Chloe Foster U19 girls winner Our aim is to welcome as many of our local community members as • Archie Landymore U17 runner up possible to share this special evening and we understand that this • Olivia Phillips U17 girls winner may take a little help. The winter months can present a challenge for • Alex Inskip U15 A grade winner some, given the dark, chilly nights and potentially icy roads. With • Jack Togneri U15 B grade winner this in mind, the choir have booked the Wendover Community Car • Oscar Nessbach U13 mixed winner in the hope that we can entice out winter-shy music lovers who • Emma Cliffe U13 mixed runner up have previously felt left out in the cold. • Maggie Morgan U11 runner up Congratulations to the juniors above, and a huge thank you to all Offering a door to door service for a small cost of £2.50, worries of the juniors for representing Wendover at the county tournament. driving in the dark, wintery conditions or walking down an icy Heron Path will no longer be of concern.

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As things stand we will, at our next AGM in January 2019, consider our position and vote to wind up the Society. If this vote is carried, we then decide at that meeting how to dispose of our assets and trophies. Please mention Wendover News when responding to adverts

Club Corner This action can be stopped if a local group comes forward with a plan to take the Society forward. We accept that it will be in a different direction, as our format has not attracted new members. Should that happen, I am sure that the new management can rely on the support of our remaining members. If your group is interested in working with us, please ring Neville on 01296 622899.

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The Chilterns Group of BBOWT organises local walks, talks and reserve work parties open to all. This month conservation volunteers will be active at Bacombe Hill, Dancersend and Weston Turville Reservoir - for details try www.bbowt.org.uk/volunteering or ask me for a summary covering the next few months. On Sunday 25 November Mike Collard of Badgers in Bucks will lead a walk at Dancersend, between Wendover and Tring, starting at 10am - please book online as learning about badgers will make this a popular event. If you prefer to be indoors, Pat Morris’s talk at Gt Missenden Memorial Centre on Tuesday 20 at 7.45pm will be on “Hedgehogs and How We Can Help Them” - admission is only £4 and includes refreshments. More activities for families will be available at College Lake through the month and the nature reserve with its visitor centre, cafe and shop will be open from 9.30 to 4pm every day. Richard Birch, BBOWT Chilterns Group richardbirch60@yahoo.com

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Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP) At this stage the Steering Group (SG) are the Inspector’s Note to understand whether The Inspector has recently published his interim findings following the VALP EIP. These are visible on the website (https:// www.aylesburyvaledc. gov.uk/section/ vale-aylesbury-local-plan-valp-2013-2033) together with all other relevant documents. AVDC have already made their comments. The inspector is considering them and will publish any changes to the interim findings shortly. The main conclusion of the Inspector is that whilst he finds much in the VALP that is sound he has sufficient concerns to require AVDC to undertake further work and prepare (with his help) a significant number of Modifications to the Plan. This process will take some weeks. Once this further work has been done, there will be an opportunity for the public and participants to make comment on the variations (known as Modifications) to the Plan that are proposed.

considering the detail of the Inspector’s findings and taking advice on the complex planning issues. Some of the main features to date which might affect Wendover are:• An increased housing requirement for the district of 31,500 • A requirement that more allocations be made close to MK • A recognition by the Inspector that more details are needed within VALP on specific transport policies which will enable development to be delivered – many of these are in the supporting evidence which is not appropriate in planning terms • Improvements to the clarity of the Plan itself on (inter alia) vehicle parking, design, protection of amenity, and sports, and green infrastructure • More details on the policy affecting RAF Halton’s development, including the protection of the green environment and the need to retain the sports facilities We are seeking to clarify certain terms of

the additional housing need figure will result in further housing development in the area apart from the Halton allocation. The inspector favours more housing allocations in the North of the District adjoining the Oxford - Milton Keynes - Cambridge Expressway route once determined. The Inspector has also questioned the plan’s approach to the Green Belt (GB) issues at Halton and suggested any Modification affecting Halton needs to consider this issue (ie whether and how GB land at Halton is dealt with). This is only a snapshot of the main issues and the proposed modifications will need more detailed analysis and assessment by the SG. Follow advice on the AVDC website about when the public may make representations. Meanwhile the SG continues to prepare a draft of Wendover Neighbourhood Plan. http://wendoverneighbourhoodplan.co.uk/index.html

RAF Halton Command Handover

Station Commander, Group Captain James Brayshaw handed over command to the new incumbent, Group Captain Katherine Wilson in September. Group Captain Brayshaw leaves the Station to depart on operations to Afghanistan, then on to his new position, yet to be announced. At the Graduation Parade of Arnold Intake he addressed the Parade, saying: “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to RAF Halton where we mark a significant milestone in the lives of the men and women of number 618 Arnold Intake who are graduating today. They are now the newest members of the Royal Air Force and on behalf of the service it is my great pleasure to welcome them into the oldest, independent and most distinguished Air Force in the world. Congratulations!

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by your excellence and the team that has trained you so well. “Well done and I wish you every success in your career. Per Ardua Ad Astra. Thank you.” Group Captain Brayshaw arrived on Halton in November 2016 and has since invested time ensuring that the Station and its people work to their optimum.

“This has been an excellent parade, and believe me when I say that, I have seen a few, 42 to be exact! You are now at the start of what we all hope will be a long, and rewarding career, and a journey which I know you will find challenging, rewarding, but most of all enjoyable.

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RAF Halton Halton Hand Prints

Chief of the Air Staff, Sir Stephen Hillier, became the 100th pair of hands to be printed on the newly painted underpass at RAF Halton. He was joined by Group Captain Katherine Wilson, Station Commander. To further commemorate the 100th year since the inception of the Royal Air Force the Station commissioned local artist Emma Bracken to design and paint a mural on the wall of the underpass. The mural consists of the images of the Fly Past over Buckingham Palace at the RAF100 Parade on 10 July, with a roundel. Underneath, Station personnel and local schoolchildren have put their handprints to represent the RAF and the community around Halton.


future and recognising the past therefore the roundel represents a rising or setting sun. “Group Captain Brayshaw, former Station Commander, Wing Commander Hone, OC Support Wing, and WO Giles, SWO, came and were the first to put their hand prints on our new wall. Following on from this, we randomly chose a total of 100 RAF Halton Personnel to be included as legacy for the 100yr celebrations. Included in this are 15 children from Halton Combined School who we asked to participate. The reason for having the children is that we wanted to encompass the whole community and also the wording ‘the future is in your hands’ and what better way to do this than asking children to participate, they are our future. Further to this, to accentuate the wording and link it to the RAF, I had the youngest recruit place his hands underneath the wording, as the future of our RAF is in their hands now.”

Jan Holdsworth, who was instrumental in making the event happen, said: “Months ago I was tasked with organising and project managing the new RAF100 Celebratory design to go on the wall of the underpass. The theme The Halton underpass provides a safe link for behind the design is looking towards the personnel and is used daily by recruits. www.wendovernews.co.uk

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Wendover Chamber of Trade and Commerce (WCTC) The Future

Business First, for marketing and promotional materials for retail and tourism. WCTC is the ideal platform to access these funds BUT we need a new committee to take this development forward…could that be you?

Since its formation, WCTC has been run by a committee of a small group of volunteer members. The sole purpose of the committee has been to promote and support the business community of Wendover. Over the years, we have been instrumental in creating the Christmas Shopping event and the re-installation of Christmas trees along the High Street - both of which are now in the capable hands of Wendover Parish Council. We have also provided networking opportunities for local businesses and forged strong links with other organisations, such as the Parish Council and the Wendover Society, giving a voice for businesses on local issues. We have made representation in the House of Commons and the House of Lords, on behalf of Wendover businesses, to the HS2 Select Committees.

As a committee, we feel that we have all taken WCTC as far as we are able. The general lack of interest and support has led us to a point where we have no succession plan for the future. With over forty years combined service between us we know that it is now up to others to take the Chamber on to face new challenges ahead and with subscription renewals yet to be sent out to members, we have just enough funds to cover existing liabilities. This is the right time for us to step down from our committee roles.

Arguably, our biggest single achievement is the creation and management of the I Love Wendover Loyalty Card Scheme. With over 1200 cardholders we have been able to promote Wendover as the fantastic retail and tourist venue we know it to be.

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As the outgoing Chair, I would like to thank my fellow committee members, past and present, for all of their time, energy and company. On behalf of the committee I would like to thank the Chamber members who have supported us over the years. I would welcome your comments about taking WCTC forward and if you would like to discuss becoming involved then please email me at: martyn@hemingfordpestcontrol.co.uk. If you are a business owner or manager of a local Wendover business, and would be prepared to give to a small amount of your time each month then the future of the Wendover Chamber of Commerce may be secured. If not, then, sadly, WCTC and I Love Wendover will cease to continue. Martyn Dolbear - WCTC, outgoing Chair - Tree Pruning / Re-shaping / Felling - Dead Wooding - Stump Removal - Hedge Maintenance - Planting - Tree Preservation - Supply of Mulch & Woodchip 07767 795883 - Seasoned Logs 01296 613529 - All work performed to British gocalltreecare@gmail.com Standard 3998 gocalltreecare.com


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Congratulations to all the winners and the Farmers' Bar Sometimes it can be difficult to cope with the participants of this year's Aylesbury in Bloom within the pub, challenges that life throws at us so talking to a and the bar is Garden Competition. counsellor may be helpful. stocked with Based near Wendover, I offer a warm, friendly The hot weather made the year challenging, English draught and confidential space for you to talk through bottled but gardeners persevered and Wendover- and any problems you may be facing such as anxiety, stress, sadness, low self-esteem, based Bellflower Garden Projects prevailed, ales, along with from anger and relationship difficulties. with its work on the garden at the King's wines the Rothschild Head gaining the coveted Mayor's Cup for For further information please contact me: Estate. The bar Best Communal Garden. Natalie McGourty MBACP, BA (Hons) Psychology also has guest Aylesbury Mayor Mark Willis Tel: 07976 968166 with George Jenkinson of Owner Sara Shelby said that she loves doing ales, keg ales and Chiltern Brewery with the Email: natalie@nmcounselling.co.uk gardens, and is thrilled to have won for her ciders on offer. If cup and certificate in the Website: www.nmcounselling.co.uk you'd like food, work at the King's Head. pub garden. the Farmers' Bar serves lunch daily Monday to Saturday, The King's Head dinner Wednesday to Saturday, and Sunday pub, located off Roast. Booking is recommended on 01296 Market Square 718812, and more details are available on ANTIQUE & FINE ART AUCTIONEERS in Aylesbury, is www.kingsheadaylesbury.co.uk. Monthly Auctions of Antiques & Fine Art owned by the Quarterly Picture Auctions, General Auctions National Trust. If you need to hire a function room, the pub Sporti ng & Country Pursuits Auctions Its history dates has its storied Gatehouse Chamber available Parti al & Total House Clearance undertaken to 1455, when to book. Insurance, Probate & Family Division Valuations it was built as a Free Aucti on Valuations Available! coaching inn, and The garden has been replanted for the winter it contains many months now, and although it may not be the The Claydon Saleroom, Calvert Rd. rare examples best weather for sitting outside to enjoy it, Middle Claydon, Buckingham, MK18 2EZ Sara Shelby with the cup of architectural patrons can still appreciate the work that's Tel: 01296 714434 Fax: 01296 714492 and certificate in the King's info@dickinsauctioneers.com features common gone into it whilst visiting the pub. Head garden. www.dickinsauctioneers.com at the time. Thanks to Aylesbury Town Council & Sara Shelby for images.



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Churches Together in Wendover Thanksgiving & Memorial Service

Sunday 4 November, 3pm, St Mary's A service to remember our loved ones whether they have died in recent months or long ago. If you would like a loved one remembered during the service, please drop in to JUST, 11 High St, or pick up a leaflet from one of the churches. All are welcome.

Remembrance 100

Sunday 11 November 2018 is the centenary of Armistice Day day when the guns fell silent 100 years ago after the most catastrophic war the world had seen. This year it coincides with Remembrance Sunday, a national day of honouring those who have fallen in conflict since 1918, culminating with the Queen leading the country and Commonwealth in the 2 minutes’ silence. This year is particularly poignant because it is 100 years since the “war to end all wars” ended - and we know that is not the case. All three Churches in Wendover will have their own services in the morning. A two minute silence happens at the start of Mass at 9am in St Anne’s. On this Sunday St Mary’s will have a joint service starting at 10am so that everyone can be together for this special time, including reading out the names on their memorial and ending with the silence at 11am. Wendover Free Church start their service with the silence at 11am in St Anne's. Wendover Free Church has the Rolls of Honour of both Wendover Baptist Church and the Congregational Church and those names will be read out as usual. The services will recognise the Wendover men who fell in the war, and the impact the war had on the village along with music and readings. The There but not There transparent soldier who sometimes sits on the bench by the Clock Tower will be joining the congregation at St Mary's as a focus point. Wendover has its annual ceremony, including a two minute silence and wreath laying, on Remembrance Sunday

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at 2.30pm around the War Memorial on the Manor Waste, organised by the Royal British Legion. The parade is attended by Silent Soldier in the personnel from RAF Halton who are busy Community Orchard elsewhere at the traditional time of 11am. All are welcome to attend. St Mary's will be ringing with muffled bells before and after their 10am service, which is traditional in respect of those who have died. At approximately 7pm the team will be ringing a particular peal to recognise the end of the war. St Mary’s will be running some activities for the children about life in Wendover during the 1914-18 war as part of their outreach with local schools.


Wednesday 28 November Since 2016, the Churches in Wendover have been illuminated in red on at least #RedWednesday in support of Christians who are being persecuted all over the globe. This year the date is 28 November. For more details of nationwide events, please go to https://acnuk.org/red-wednesday-2018/.

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Fri 30 November 3-6pm & Sat 1 December 10am-4pm, Wendover Christian Centre Enjoy a display of home-made and treasured Cribs from local groups and individuals displayed in St Anne's Church. Visitors to Crib Fest will vote for their favourite in different categories and prizes will be awarded to

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the winners. This year, there will also be Christmas-themed music and poetry to enjoy on Saturday at 11am and at 2.30pm. Weather permitting, donkeys from local Countryways project will visit on Saturday. All through the event, refreshments will be served, and seasonal decorations, gifts and food will be on sale in Wendover Christian Centre in aid of the charity 'Embrace'. For more information, please email minister@ wendoverfreechurch.org.uk or telephone 01296 622354; more details on the website wendoverfreechurch.org.uk.

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for Wendover this December..... a Wendover Windows Advent Calendar. Each evening during Advent a new window will be revealed and lit up around Wendover, depicting Christmas Carols. We are inviting local businesses and families to create a window based on their favourite Christmas Carol or part of it. The windows can be as simple or complicated as you wish and will be lit up through December (a new one added each day) and stay lit up until Christmas Day. A map showing the different places will be produced before 1 December. To be part of this, please email saying which carol you would like to choose, dates that would be good for your first night (please give more than one so we can organise the route) and contact details including your address to advent@wendoverfreechurch. org.uk. We'll then send further instructions. Follow this link to see windows from one village a few years ago www.groby.org.uk/ gallery/events/advent-windows.html.

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Local Face: John Thompson I was born in West Wales on a mixed farm (thus being a fluent Welsh speaker). Following a grammar school education, I joined the RAF boys’ service in 1960, training in logistics at RAF Hereford and have lived in Wendover since 1976, when I was posted to the permanent staff at RAF Halton. I have been married to Helen for 45 years. She hails from the Kingdom of Fife in Scotland. Her school in St Andrews overlooked the golf links. We met in Wolverhampton when she was doing her nursing training. I served for 25 years, covering many parts of the world, including Europe and the Middle East. We settled in Wendover and after her career as an RAF nurse, Helen started in civvy street at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. By now our three children were all in local schools. From Grenville Avenue my local was the Marquis of Granby where I was asked to join the darts team one evening when they had an

unexpected vacancy. This led to an association with the Wendover Village Darts League which has lasted over 40 years. My current post is as Chairman. We moved nearer to the centre of Wendover and the Royal British Legion became my local. On leaving the RAF we realised that we loved living in Wendover so much that we would stay and I had a change of profession thereafter working for Kellogg’s as Production Manager at their Askey’s plant in Aylesbury.

and the organiser for nearly 20 years. I find the people of Wendover and RAF Halton most generous when it comes to the appeal which usually yields between £810K annually. I am very proud of all the volunteers who help and every penny Due to a hereditary condition, I had a donated goes straight kidney transplant in 2007. Up until this to the cause. John laying a wreath time, I was an active sportsman playing at a recent Wendover rugby and football. I was a football referee It is particularly Remembrance Parade for over thirty years, eleven of which were prominent this year in professional football. I am now on the on the centenary anniversary of the end of board of the Spartan South Midlands league, the First World War when the poppy was specialising in ground grading when teams recognised as the symbol of remembrance are going to be promoted to a higher league. and hope. There is always a good turnout for the Remembrance Parade and you are most Through the Legion, I have been closely welcome to attend this year at 2.30pm on involved with the poppy appeal for 30 years the Manor Waste on Sunday 11 November.

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Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

View from the Chair

It is hard to be bored in Wendover. A quick look through the What’s On section of this publication offers an amazing selection of opportunities for the willing to do good works, learn interesting stuff, take exercise, make things, enjoy the arts and do all or any of these things in groups of interesting people. So not only can you find absorbing pastimes but you can make friends while doing them. I think that’s one of the things that makes Wendover such a great community.

Meet our new Clerk Keith Shelley

I arrived in Wendover on 5 January 1970 to join the Royal Air Force as a Craft Apprentice Aircraft Engineer. This was my first association with Wendover which has lasted 47 years.

My wife Kathy is a Wendover girl who I met during 1971. We married on 17 June 1972, pledging we would return to live in Wendover. Surely such a great community deserves This we did 26 years better than HS2’s brutal Small Dean Viaduct ago when we purchased our first house in Design. In my view it’s not “good enough Icknield Close. for Wendover” and it’s not good enough for the AONB. The WPC has a MINED TUNNEL I retired from the Royal Air Force in 1995 design that is CHEAPER, QUICKER and and joined Dixons Store Group in the role SIMPLER than the three complicated and of Regional General Manager. 5 years later I expensive structures that HS2 proposes to joined PHS in the role of Operations Director build in Wendover. If you want better for within their Teacrate division. For the last Wendover please email David Lidington 10 years I worked with Serco as Contract MP at david.lidington.mp@parliament.uk, Manager delivering the Royal Air Force or write to him at the House of Commons, support services at RAF High Wycombe, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA Halton and Northolt. It’s not his fault that HS2 is going to irreparably damage this marvellous place that we call home, but he is responsible for getting our opinions heard by the people who can change things for the better. Tom Walsh Chairman

Now in the position of Clerk to the Wendover Parish Council, I look forward to supporting a community which has provided support and enjoyment to my family for many years.

Local Produce Market Saturday 17 November 9am to 1pm Manor Waste

Amenities Update

The staff and grounds team are currently working on a few projects that include: • The last section of the Heron Path resurfacing works from Witchell Meadow to the High Street is expected to be complete by the end of November 2018. • 8 new picnic benches will be installed at Witchell, Hampden and Ashbrook Open Spaces. • There will be two new memorial benches installed in the Community Orchard, Rope Walk Meadow • Three information boards are being installed around the village - Manor Waste, Hampden Pond and Witchell Meadow • The Witchell Car Park extension

Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 6 November, 7.30pm St Anne’s Hall

Supporting Local Charities

Just a little reminder that we offer all local charities the hire of our window display at the Clock Tower and a stall at our Local Produce Market free of charge. For further information please contact Jane or Cheryl at the Clock Tower, details below.

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