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Wendover Neighbourhood Plan

The Draft Neighbourhood Plan is available online at The Consultation continues until Thursday 21 March, see also page 22. Please reply to including your postcode so that your response can be included in the review. Replies do not have to ask for changes.

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Thu, 10am-12noon, No2 Pound St Did you know that the shop No2 Pound Street gives away all money raised from coffee and hot beverage sales (terms apply) on Thursday mornings? Come over and find similarly minded people who are raising valuable funds whilst enjoying a lovely coffee and a slice of cake!

Cycle Rides and Local Walks

parkrun meets Saturdays at 9.00 near the Café in the Woods. 5km run, walk, watch or volunteer! Visit wendoverwoods for details.

Cake & Biscuit Decorating

Cornelli Sugarcraft (see advert page 23) runs courses each term, www.cornellisugarcraft. See events pages 30 & 31.

Bucks County Museum & Roald Dahl

Simply Walk meets each Tuesday at 10:00 at Wendover Clock Tower with walks to Wendover Children’s Gallery Woods meeting on the first Thursday at 10:30 Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP at ‘Your Cafe’ In Aston Clinton Park. Have a look Visit the fantastic Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, café, shop and garden. See “Glorious Glass” at the listings on pages 30 & 31 for details. until 23 March and “Hands-on Victorians” The Ramblers have a programme of organised until 27 April. For charges, opening and activity walks of varying length and difficulty locally. times, birthday parties and more please check More on and pages 30 & 31. Aylesbury Cyclist Touring Club has group rides throughout the county, see southbuckscycling. or​ 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; please see the website for details.

Regular Events at Wendover Library

“Learn My Way” computer training 1st Tuesday of each month, please book. Children’s Book Club, 1st Saturday every month, 2.15pm details from the Library. Knit & Natter, 1st Thursday, 10.30am-12.30pm & 3rd Tuesday, 1.30-3.30pm. Scrabble Club, 4th Tuesday. “Jigsaw Challenge” ongoing.

Wendover and Halton Cycling Club meets Big Brew & Tasting Event weekly at 18.30 Wednesdays & 08.30 Sundays. Fri 1, just, 11 High Street All meetings at Halton UK tennis and sports village. Parking, showers/changing and café on Join “just” in celebrating all things Fairtrade site. Contact Otec Bikes for information 07824 with a cuppa. See advert page 4. 828024.

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RAF Halton Band & Military Wives Charity Concert

Sat 2, 7.30-9.30pm, St George’s, RAF Halton Concert for the Chilterns MS Centre. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets £10 per person from 01296 823040. Wheelchair accessible.

“Samson et Dalila”

Sat 2, 7.30pm & Sun 3, 2.30pm, Court Theatre, Tring Aylesbury Opera presents a fully staged production in French with English surtitles. Tickets £20, 07725 868092.

Volunteer Coffee Morning

Sun 3, 10am-2pm, CDRS Rescue Centre HP23 6LD A chance to meet fellow volunteers and find out the many ways in which you can help support the Society either by giving up some of your spare time, becoming a member or even running your own event to raise funds. All welcome.

Pancake Day/Shrove Tuesday/Lenten Lunches

Tue 5, 10am-12noon & 7.30pm, Wendover Christian Centre Celebrate Shrove Tuesday with pancakes & coffee followed in the evening by pancakes and a taster for the Lent Course. On the Tuesdays in Lent, enjoy Lenten Lunches at 12.30pm.

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Tue 5, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN 7.15pm AGM. 8.00pm “On Top and Almost in Control – Tales from a Very Small Garden” Timothy Walker, lecturer in Plant Sciences at Somerville College, looks at options for creating a garden from scratch.


Craft Group

Wed 6 & 20, 10am-12 noon, Wendover Christian Centre If you enjoy any kind of craft, there’s room for you at Craft Group, open to all. Please bring your own materials if possible. If you don’t have a current project, come see what others are doing.

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Saturday 2 March 2019 Wendover Memorial Hall Open to the public 12.30-3.45pm Entrance: £2.50, or £1.50 for Senior Citizens / Children

year again supported by Michael Anthony Wendover Music AGM Estate Agents, see advert page 4. www. Sat 9, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church, Wendover Featuring a concert by Elizabeth Bass. Tickets Saturday 16 March 11.30am to 6pm available from just, 11 High Street, Wendover or Stewart Hall, Li�le Kimble HP17 0XN Running Events See advert front page. event for pregnant and postnatal women and their partners 9 & 10 March, Wendover Woods Tel no: 07795564818 see page 17 The Wendover Woods 10k & 5k Canicross The Ultimate Charity Quiz Challenge (12noon, Sat 9) and The Wendover (organised by St. Dunstan’s Church) Woods Half Marathon & 10k (10.00am, Sun 10). Sat 9, 7.30pm, Monks Risborough School Hall Details on Teams of 6-8 people with a cost of £5/person LEGACY FAIRS woods/venue/events-wendover-woods will be able to pit their wits and in doing so

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Antiques & Collectors Market

raise funds for local charities. Bring your own drinks and nibbles: raffle and heads & tails. Sat 9, 2.30-3.30pm, Wendover Library Enter your team with Johanna Powell on 01844 Children’s author A. S. Neil who wrote ‘Simon 343996 or Dovers’ is coming in to talk about her book and how she got published etc. Aaliyah is 13.

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

Sun 10, 3.30-5.30pm, starts St Anne’s Hall FREE event for all ages. Children please bring Sat 9, times vary, Wendover Memorial Hall Fluid Cinema brings its big screen to the an adult to share the fun. Stories, songs and a Memorial Hall to show two films - “The Greatest meal together at the end. Showman” (PG - sing-along version), doors open 3.30 for 4.15pm start and “First Man” (12), doors Wendover WI open 6.30 for 7.15pm start. Tickets £10 each film, Tue 12, 7.30pm, St Anne’s Hall discount 10% if bought on “My Life in Crime” - Simon Michael.

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Events Wendover Art Club

death, a woman sets out to realise her dream of Wed 13 & 27, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Rm climbing a mountain in the Scottish Highlands. 13 - Working in Hashim Akib’s style of painting. Tickets £5 (advance only) from the Library. 27 - DVD and discussion.

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Fri 15, 7.30pm, Buckland Village Hall Guy Boursot - “Sheer Variety of Champagne” Wed 13, 8pm, Small Barn Hall HP6 5AH Deirdre Smaje - “Can Humanists be Spiritual?” If there is time, there will be discussion of Drop in Saturdays: Free Entry future plans for Chiltern Humanists. Marie Boyle Sculpture Ltd Sat 16, 10am-12noon, Lindengate HP22 6BD Choose a job you love and you will never have to Explore the stunning 5-acre garden and find Wendover Carers’ Support Group work a day in your life ... Confucius out how Lindengate helps people with mental Thu 14, 1-3pm, Wendover Library Room The group provides an opportunity for people health needs. Learn about exciting volunteer SCULPTURE WORKSHOPS who are caring for a loved one to get together opportunities and conservation projects. Tea, Wendover with other carers and enjoy refreshments and coffee and cakes available. Contact: anne. Figurati ve clay modelling for adults or 01296 622443. a chat. Details All ages and abilities welcome Book Club See website or call for more information Chiltern Writers Sat 16, 10.30am, Wendover Christian Ctre Thu 14, 8pm, Wendover Library Room Instagram: marieboylesculpture123 Workshop with Julie Cohen: ‘Creating Open to all interested in reading. No set books; e: meetings begin with coffee and often cake! Character’.


The Perinatal Partnership Open Day

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Events 11:30am to 2:30pm for pregnant women and their partners and 3pm to 6pm for postnatal women and their families. The day includes mini workshops, goody bags and raffle prizes. See advert page 4 and article page 17.

Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild Sat 16, 2.30pm, S M’ville Methodist Church Richard McVetis – “The Potential Of Process”

Garden Re-Leaf Day Walk

Fri 22, Wyevale World’s End Garden Centre Supporting Greenfingers Charity. 5, 10 or 20 mile circular walks. OR Take part in the Cycle Challenge, cycling 50, 75 or 100 miles, starting and finishing in Wendover. Start time determined by route chosen.

PTA Family Bingo!

Fri 22, 6.15-9.30pm, W Turville CE School Tickets £5 per adult, £1 per child. £1 per game Sat 16, 7.30pm, W Turville Village Hall (max 5 games). Price includes drink on arrival. £5 per ticket; split between Scout trip in 2020, and building fund. Tickets

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Tue 19, 7.45pm Gt Missenden Mem Hall “The Rhythm of Nature.” See also page 20.

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Thu 21, 2.30pm, Wendover Library Room

Sara Shelby Members £2, Visitors £3. speaker Roger Askew, guide at The Savill Garden. 07941 329058 Aylesbury Ctre of the National Trust 01296 622358 Thu 21, 8pm, Broughton Jr School An informational evening about Shelter Box.

Sun 24, 4pm, St Anne’s Church Open yourself to the healing presence and peace of God at this gently guided service. All welcome. Next service at St Mary’s on 28 April.

Wendover Youth Centre AGM

Mon 25, 7.30pm, Wendover Youth Centre Everyone is invited - especially if you are interested in finding out what the Youth of Wendover have been up to as well as the “The Vision” for the Youth Centre going forward.

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Tea at Three

to enhance and improve the Library’s facilities. Wed 27, 3-4.30pm, 36 Chiltern Road HP22 6DA Bereavement support afternoon. Tea, cake and chat in a relaxed, informal setting. RSVP Wendy Aylesbury Choral Society 01296 623744 or trowerwendy@hotmail. Sat 30, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Aylesbury HP20 2JJ Aylesbury Choral Society will be performing Please advise if transport is needed. two fabulous pieces of music: the Mozart Mass in C Minor, or The Great Mass; and Haydn’s St Arts Society Ballinger Nicolai Mass. See also page 20. Thu 28, 8pm, Ballinger War Memorial Hall “From Bronzes to Banksy – an armchair tour Coming Soon - Save the Date! of public art and street art.” Learn about the • 12 April - Gt Missenden Rotary Race Night for remarkable range of art outside in the streets of Chilterns MS Centre London. Lecturer: Ian Swankie. See advert page 5. • 27 April - The Pace Big Walk

Weston Turville Historical Society

Fri 29, 8pm, Weston Turville Village Hall Will Phillips: “Treasures from the Social History Collection” £2 member/£3 guest. www.

Fashion Show

Sat 30, 7pm, Wendover Community Library Tickets (£5, advance only - credit cards accepted) available from Wendover Community Library. A drink is included in the price. All proceeds go

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March 1919

who had spent Wrigley and the war years Mr Francis By the end of March in Wendover. deserve special 1919 just over half of mention. For ‘OUR BELGIAN the British Army, some 2 some time now million men and women, GUESTS - On the committee had been demobilized. Tuesday morning have been This was a considerable the Belgians free of any achievement, but it did who have been responsibility, not take place without in residence the families unrest and disruption since 1914 at being able among those still waiting Glencote House, to maintain to get home. Among the Chiltern Road, themselves. millions of demobilized Glencote House, Chiltern Road left Wendover The Belgians soldiers was a group for Liverpool will be very much missed by Wendoverians in requiring special attention Street, en route for Antwerp, the district in which they resided, particularly – the disabled. It is Belgium. They were Mons. and Schemes were set up to the children, whose conduct has been most estimated that of those Madame Verachtert and two excellent, and they departed with the best returning from the war teach disabled soldiers new skills. children, Georges and Paul; Mons. wishes for their future welfare and happiness.’ a quarter suffered from and Madame de Milliane, and four some form of disability – children, Georges, Rayment, Genevieve, and The Clerk of the Parish Council read a letter in total 41.000 had lost at least one limb. from Captain E P Smith, [Lord of the Manor The Government had set up a scheme to Paul; also Mlle. Constance Verachtert. At the and owner of most of the properties in help returning soldiers to buy land and farm station to see them off were Miss Lucas, Lieut. Wendover] in reply to a request that he it, but through lack of money the scheme and Mrs E J Francis, Miss Mitchell (Chiltern Road) and Mr F W Blake, with Mr Stafford would receive a deputation to discuss the came to nothing. (clerk at the railway station), who very kindly question of sites for the proposed war In Wendover the Parish Council discussed arranged for their journeying together. It will memorial. He stated that he hoped to soon several on-going problems. Mr F W be remembered that soon after the outbreak have the privilege of arranging to meet them. Humphreys, who had returned from active of war a committee was formed to assist the For many years rats had been a problem service, wrote applying for a few acres of Belgian refugees who were coming to this in the town and at the March meeting the land. The Clerk explained that it was out of country and who were suffering in the words Clerk read the schedule of the Rat Order, the jurisdiction of the Parish Council as the of their King for “the justice and honour of 1918, issued by the County Council, in duty of administrating the Small Holdings civilisation.” Mr Frederick Purssell most kindly which a sum of 2d per rat was offered. On and Allotments Act was the duty of the placed Glencote House at the disposal of the the suggestion of Mr Blake, seconded by Mr County Council. Mr Humphreys had lost a committee rent free for a certain time, and Rance, it was decided to appoint Mr Tarry as limb in serving his country and the Parish it was quickly furnished by friends who lent the “authorised person” to receive the rats. Council wished to do all they could for him Mike Senior & Val Moir furniture or gave gifts with offers of weekly and all discharged soldiers. They decided the application should be recommended supplies of bread, meat, milk and groceries, Wendover Remembers will be augmented to with gas, water and rates free, the home at when forwarded to the County Council. appear in book form. If you have any extra the time being entirely provided by efforts information to add please telephone 01296 On 15 March the Bucks Herald reported of goodwill on the part of the inhabitants of 624270 or email on the departure of the Belgian families Wendover. At this time the work of Mr CE

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Kate Rumsey, Business Director, says “We are so thrilled to have raised such a large sum for the Chilterns MS Centre, the work they do is incredible and it’s been an absolute pleasure to get to know some of the staff and members. We have set the bar high for 2019 now; but we like a challenge!”

Partnership creates chocolate heaven for the Chilterns MS Centre as Rumsey’s raises over £3300 for local people affected by multiple sclerosis The staff and customers at Rumsey’s Handmade Chocolates have raised a staggering £3385 for the Chilterns MS Centre through selling scones & chocolates, running raffles, store collections and more. They enjoyed themselves so much doing it that they have decided to continue to support the Centre in 2019 as well. The money that the Wendover and Thame based chocolatier has raised will make a real difference to the lives of people in Wendover and the Chilterns area that have been affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). It will enable the Wendover-based charity to continue to provide physical, practical and emotional support for those living with MS, and their families, for as long as they need.

“We are thrilled with the support that the staff and customers of Rumsey’s have given to the Centre and are incredibly humbled that they have chosen us as their charity of the year again for 2019. Thank you to everyone who has been involved.” Sharon Cooper, Chilterns MS Centre.

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Local News once common cherry orchards have all but disappeared. The declining orchards will be rejuvenated and the annual cherry festival celebrating the area’s renowned produce will be revived through the scheme. • Solving the Mystery of Grim’s Ditch – Presumed to be an ancient routeway spanning 30km, Grim’s Ditch is a real mystery. When was it built? What was it for? Why are there gaps in it? Pottery finds suggest that it dates from the Iron Age (c. 700BC to AD43), but we don’t know why – was it just a boundary, or did it have a defensive use? Was it originally all connected, or are the gaps deliberate? Further research will help to solve the mystery. • Uncovering the biodiversity in the headwaters of the Chilterns – At first glance, the Central Chilterns appears to have a rather dry landscape, but it is home to a number of small streams and ponds that are yet to be fully investigated. The scheme will aim to identify and map the biodiversity of the freshwater features of the area. • Revealing the untold history of the Chilterns’

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How many of us have needed to ‘toilet map’ on days out, avoided exercise due to bladder leakage or are embarrassed at running to the toilet every five minutes? Do you assume the problem is just associated with ageing or following childbirth? On average it takes women 5yrs to build up the courage to see the GP, even though these problems affect 1 in 3 women (1 in 4 men - it isn’t just associated with childbirth!). For me, that’s five years of unnecessary suffering. It’s never too late to improve the situation! I’m here to tell you that there is another way. Wouldn’t it be better to solve these issues rather than ‘manage’ them? 70% of bladder issues can be resolved with professional support and guided pelvic floor strengthening. With the NHS reducing the surgical solutions there is all the more reason to be proactive with preventative measures.


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Getting into good habits during or prepregnancy often prevents issues developing later; as well as ensuring you have reasonable strength post-natally in order to strengthen the tissue following delivery (C-section or vaginal) before signing up to the latest HIIT or cardio class.

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children who are struggling with sucking too. The story sees him transform from a worried pre-schooler into a confident and thoughtful school pupil, all with the help of a dinosaur Thumbsie® thumb guard. The book has been carefully designed around the Thumbsie® brand by designer Lisa Miles of Creative Sofa, St Albans, and the story written by Rachel Edwards, a long term friend of Jo Bates, owner of Thumbsie®. Jo said, “Thumbsie® is a very positive, fun and colourful brand, so to write a special Thumbsie® book, which tells the happy story of a child who gives up sucking quickly and easily, seemed like the perfect addition to our child friendly offering.” She continues, “Our brand offers support, reward and success. In fact, it has been so successful for so many families that we wanted to spread the Thumbsie® message as widely as possible - children can give up thumb sucking and can do it easily and happily. So, we came up with the idea of writing a story book so that children can hear about it too. We hope that children will be both encouraged and entertained by this story and that parents will find it a useful and enjoyable tool in their efforts to support their child in giving up the habit.” ‘Thumbs Up for Ted’s Thumbsie’ is available through the Thumbsie® website www. See their social media channels for more about the book.

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Business Forum The services they offer are provided within Three local women have set up a business, a supportive and relaxed environment, which aims to provide quality care to women encompassing a non-judgemental approach. and their partners throughout pregnancy and following birth (the time known as To showcase their work they have organised the perinatal period). What makes The a free Open Day Event from 11:30am to Perinatal Partnership unique is that they 6:00pm on Saturday 16th March in the are a collaborative team of experienced Stewart Hall, Station Road, Little Kimble, professionals (and mothers) who are HP17 0XN. The event will be split into two passionate about offering evidence-based sessions 11:30am to 2:30pm for pregnant services to support you before, during women and their partners and 3pm to 6pm and after birth. Becoming a parent is a for postnatal women and their families. wonderful experience but can be daunting These sessions will include mini workshops bonding and attachment, and challenging and it is their vision to help covering introduction to perinatal well-being, yoga nurture bump, baby and you. from YogaBellies instructor Alice Drewett Keryn Michhiana, a Paediatric Nurse; Health and a session from Gemma West, a Woman’s Visitor; Helen Jehu, an Occupational Therapist Health Physiotherapist. Exhibiting on the and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist; and day will be other local businesses such as Tara Michhiana, a Cognitive Behavioural new born photography, maternity wear, Therapist, identified the need for expert reflexology and Hand Made castings. Free support, advice and therapy for pregnant refreshments available, goody bags and a and postnatal women and their partners raffle with lots of prizes to be won.

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HS2 Questions to be answered by HS2 Ltd Our MP David Lidington, Theresa May’s deputy, has warned that a proposed reduction in the number of trains running along High Speed 2 will “seriously undermine” the case for continuing with the project. In a letter to Mark Thurston, HS2’s chief executive, David has asked HS2 Ltd, the government-owned firm behind the scheme, to set out the “current business case” for the project, after reports that the company had suggested it could cut the hourly number of trains by a fifth to prevent costs from spiralling out of control.

It could be said that the big idea that was HS2 has been shrinking from the moment of an earlier decision to cut out the link to HS1 and thus, onward to Europe. Even with that massive reduction in scope and expense we hear that costs are rising out of control. In some areas less is more but with HS2 less is just less. We hear that lower train speed and a reduced level of operational frequency may be necessary to cut cost and that the ambitious HS2 cycle path that seemed to have so much traction with Parliament during the petitioning period is no more. Is it just me that wonders whether the

parliamentarians would have been quite so keen Ask them, “When will a technical, round table, to give the go ahead for this project in its current meeting of these experts happen?” reduced circumstances? Many MPs and Members of the House of Lords are Wendover was an early adopter when it came helping us by asking these and other questions of to believing that for HS2, cost is a runaway train. ministers and HS2 Ltd but your voice is every bit HS2 Ltd say that they’re looking for savings. May I as important and will help us achieve this vitally suggest that they’re not looking in all of the right important meeting. places. Wendover’s Mined Tunnel proposal offers them a saving in the £100’s of millions. Surely it’s time that they explained precisely why they are so dismissive of our Cheaper, Quicker, Simpler and much more environmentally sound solution.

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Club Corner Retiring or Retired? Think PROBUS

Probus is a nationwide organisation of independent clubs for retired or semi-retired professional and business people from all walks of life. Its purpose is to replace the fellowship which people often lose when they retire. Many people whose workplace has been away from where they live, or have moved from another part of the country, will understand what this means. The Aylesbury John Hampden Probus Club, founded in 1987, is open to those living in the Aylesbury and Wendover areas who are looking for an opportunity to make new friends, brought together in a relaxed atmosphere over a regular lunch. Our luncheon meetings take place on the second Thursday of each month in the congenial surroundings of the Weston Turville Golf Club, and frequently feature a guest speaker. Members and their guests are invited to join in occasional outings to chosen destinations of both cultural and technical interest. A ready welcome awaits – especially for those anxious to play an active part in a special local group. For more information, visit our website or email info@

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Good progress continues with the restoration despite some inclement weather over the winter. We have been pleased to welcome a number of new volunteers to our restoration team and progress is accelerating but we are now in need of some assistance on the administrative side:

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Both positions can be home based and preferably The first is one of the most famous choral works in the local area. ever written and the second is without doubt a If you are able to help us with either of these beautiful, joyous and vivacious piece of music. positions please contact the Chairman, Chris The Aylesbury Sinfonia will accompany both Sargeant, at chairman@wendoverarmtrust. pieces of music. Tel: 01494 775845. We are particularly delighted to welcome four BBOWT Chilterns Group strikes a young and very talented soloists: • Eleanor Stevens, (Soprano) has sung for HRH New Chord Prince of Wales and has also personally raised Our programme of indoor winter events at Great some £40000 in concerts over the last 4 years Missenden Memorial Centre reaches its grand for MacMillan Cancer Relief. finale on 19 March at 7.45pm. For one night • Elinor Cooper (Soprano) who is not only only and for a modest £5 entrance donation you a talented soloist, but also a noted choral can enjoy an evening of informal entertainment conductor. inspired by the seasons of the year. ‘The Rhythm • Adam West (Tenor) is considered to be one of of Nature’ will include music, song, poetry and the most promising singers at the Royal college prose readings for all tastes but please book of Music. online at as tickets are limited • Tomos Jones (Bass) who has had great by the capacity of the hall. Music will be courtesy Eisteddfod success and also sang with Only Boys of The Wick Trimmers, the well known folk group Allowed. He is considered by many to have the from Prestwood. Tea, coffee and parking are free potential to emulate his namesake, but in the and there’ll be a cash wine bar. classical field. This is an important month for conservation work which has to be completed before the Tickets are available on nesting season. So if you’d like to try your hand uk or through choir members or on the door at contact to join a the concert. The website is recommended where Bacombe Hill work party on Thursday 14 March, possible to avoid disappointment as this concert will for Dancersend on be very popular. Prices are £15 or £5 for under 18s.

Sunday 10 March and uk for Weston Turville Reservoir on Thursday 28 March. There are walks and other events at College Lake nature reserve throughout the month and the visitor centre is open every day 1. Membership Secretary. A wide ranging job go online for details. recruiting new members and retention of existing, Richard Birch, BBOWT operating the Club 100 lottery scheme, promoting, 01296 624511 Trust events, recording GiftAid payments, dealing with any enquiries etc. Further details can be given. Aylesbury Choral Society 2. Newsletter Editor. Our quarterly colour Saturday 30 March- a date for your diary magazine gives members information on Aylesbury Choral Society will be performing two

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The retiring Wendover Horticultural Society’s committee had served unchanged for over 20 years, and we approached the AGM in January with some doubt about its continuation. During 2018 we enjoyed increasing loyal support and I am delighted to say a keen, new committee has been formed, and the 2019 programme is being put together. When you read this we will have held the February meeting; the March meeting is Thursday 21 at 2.30pm in the Library Room. We welcome new members, Subscription £10, couples £15, admission £2 per member, £3 per visitor. Neville Morton, 01296 622899

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your card. When you have six coffee cup stamps, you will be entitled to a free meal deal. That’s a hot chocolate, toastie and a chocolate bar, just for turning up. So come and join us, and let’s get collecting those stamps for your free meal deal.

As a bonus of coming to our clubs, we offer some exciting trips. This term at Youth Club (Thursdays 7-9pm for school years 8+) we are taking a trip on 14 March to The Works in Aylesbury to make our We all like a good deal, especially when it rewards own ice cream. If you would like to join us, pop our loyalty. So this term at Youth Café we are down to Youth Club for a few sessions before 14 launching our new loyalty card. Each young March so you can join in the ice cream making fun. person that attends will receive a free loyalty card. To find out more please contact either Becky How does it work? All you have to do is turn up. or Martha @ or Every time you come to the Café, we will stamp

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The Steering Group would like to thank all the volunteers who delivered flyers advertising the DropIn as part of the Consultation on the Draft Neighbourhood Plan (which took place on Saturday 9 February when 60 people attended). The consultation continues until Thursday 21 March. If you didn’t manage to go to the Drop-In exhibition, and cannot access the Draft Plan online, hard copies are still available for review during opening hours in public places and some halls for regular users.

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Wendover Dementia Action Alliance Wendover Dementia Action Alliance also joined in with the AVDC Safer Places came together in early 2017. Participating Scheme which includes all vulnerable organisations were able people. On page 32 of this to showcase their work at edition, Wendover Parish Dementia Awareness Week Council describes its efforts to events which took place make Wendover a Dementia on the Library Forecourt in Friendly Town by enabling May 2017 and May 2018. many more businesses to A charming feature of benefit from Dementia both these events was the Friendly Training. participation of Wendover CE Junior School. The young St Mary’s Church has showing their parents Young and old together at the determined that it will how there was no need to Memory Walk in Wendover become a Dementia Friendly Woods, September 2018 fear Dementia, the strong Church. The other Churches message of Patron Sir Jackie Stewart at the in Wendover are also on this pathway. They Dementia Friendly Christmas Celebration. have linked up with The Weston Project Since then, many individuals, groups, associations and businesses have come on board. This time last year Budgens and Scruples led the way with training so that staff members could become Dementia Friends. The business community has

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Schools The Mayors Challenge

As many of you will be aware, last term John Colet School took part in a local event to raise money for Carers Bucks. This event helped to raise an exceptional amount of money for charity whilst helping to keep participants as active as possible. Over Christmas the event has been Shortlisted for a National running award! The event organisers have asked if we could possibly support them by voting for “The Mayors Challenge”. Some of you may be aware that the organiser of this event is in fact an ex-student of John Colet School, Conor Richardson. To vote, all that is required is an email address and a few minutes of your time. It would be highly appreciated by Conor and his team if you could vote, as after all, every vote counts! To vote please go to: You will be able to find “The Mayors Challenge” under Running Events and then

Virtual Events. We’d once again like to thank the DofE can have on both our students and all those who took part and the best of luck the local community. Miss Tallyn, PE/DofE to the team behind “The Mayors Challenge”.

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Voting closes 28 February; please vote today. In January we welcomed 26 new children and their parents to our brand new Early Years Duke of Edinburgh at JCS Class. Our new pupils have settled quickly and John Colet Students provide 1,650 Hours of we are very impressed to see them following Volunteering in Our Local Community the routines and making the most of the John Colet DofE students have been working learning opportunities being offered to them. extremely hard to complete their volunteering They are called Crickets Class and they are section of their bronze DofE. Each student is the first to use our brand new, purpose built required to complete 30 hours volunteering in nursery classroom. The building has been our local community. It has been overwhelming designed to provide plenty of space inside to see how many different organisations and out and they have their own outside the students have been supporting. Some classroom too. Early observations suggest the examples are mentoring primary school pupils children are eager, ready to learn and excited in English and maths, assisting at the local by the new opportunities available to them. parkrun, coaching young children in a variety Mrs Barnes Head Teacher of different sports such as football, dance, netball, tag rugby, tennis and cross country, For the first time The John Hampden School as well as helping at the Scout Association, Wendover is opening its 26-place Early Years working in local charity shops and assisting Class from September 2019. Details 01296 within drama and performing art schools. It is 622629, or really pleasing to see the positive impact that

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Tribute: Dad, Grandad, John was born on 25 November 1932 at Dunton Green in Kent to Reginald and Lydia Elliott. He was the eldest of their 5 children. His younger brother Bill lives in Brackley. They grew up together and were nicknamed Tish and Tosh although we never remember which was which! Very sadly 2 sisters, Rosemary and Yvonne, and 1 brother Freddy died as very young children. The family lived in a number of parts of Kent, largely as a result of Dad’s father having to move for work but Dad ended up settling for an extended period of time in Rye, East Sussex. Dad had very fond memories of his childhood in Kent and Sussex and we were able to take him back there on a number of occasions to visit his old haunts and, on one occasion, surprise his old mate “Shuter” with a flying visit! In a book of memories dad wrote “my

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During the Second World War, Dad was, on two occasions, evacuated to firstly Torquay and then St Dogmaels in Pembrokeshire to escape the fighting and continue his education. When he wasn’t away he recalled standing in the garden watching the planes fighting in the Battle of Britain, air raids and doodle bugs whizzing over on their way to London.

Dad was a very keen sportsman and played both football and cricket to a high standard. He also tried boxing and trampolining whilst living in Rye as a member of Rye Boys Club. He supported Burnley football team, despite never having been any further north than Rugby, as he saw them play in an FA Cup Final at Wembley in 1947. It was whilst playing cricket that he met the love of his life, Molly who was training to be a nurse in London. He regularly caught the train from Rugby to spend time with her as their romance blossomed. Molly then transferred to Stoke Mandeville Hospital when dad moved to Wendover. They married at Holy Trinity Church, Walton Street, Aylesbury on 2 August 1958 and held their reception at the Derby Arms in Church Square, Aylesbury. They set up home at 8 Carrington Crescent, Wendover and this is when dad’s association with the Allotment Society began…more of that later! They made some great friends who they always kept in touch with, particularly Gladys and George Turner, Peggy and Brian Burns, Kath and Jim Penman and Jen and Mick Champion. Steven was born in April 1963 and David followed in August 1967. The growing family led to a move to a bigger house at 13 Chiltern Road, Wendover and Anne was then born in November 1969 to complete the family. Neighbours who became lifelong friends included Joy and Derek Randall and Peggy and Ron Mitchell. We didn’t take holidays as a family but our time was spent together enjoying picnics on Coombe Hill, walking the dogs, playing football, cricket, making dens and flying kites, very much mirroring Dad’s own childhood. Dad would regularly have to climb a tree to rescue a stranded kite!

Growing up as a young boy during the war undoubtedly led to his lifelong interest in all things military, particularly planes. As an adult he built up quite a collection of books and plastic model kits and regularly attended air shows – he loved Spitfires and the sound of the Merlin engine. Dad was involved in the local community. He managed the local junior football team As a young man whilst working for Igtham which David played for, volunteered at the Brick and Tile Company he also spent time Wendover Swimming Association and served in Rugby but his father’s work eventually as chairman of the Wendover Allotment brought the family to Wendover in the Association. He was always willing to give his mid-1950s. During his working life Dad also time to help out. worked as a lathe turner for Negretti and Zambra, Broom and Wade, Harris Plating Dad had his allotment for 61 years and and as the caretaker at The Leonard Pulham was still pushing his wheelbarrow up and Care Home in Halton from where he retired down the village to tend to his crops only 2 in 1997. weeks before he died. His allotment and the Please mention Wendover News when responding to adverts

John Elliott people he met there were his absolute passion. Whilst he was working he would s p e n d m o s t weekends t h e re , usually with one or more of us children for company with “a bottle of pop and a bag of 1p sweets”. Once he retired the allotment became a daily “habit” telling mum he was “off to church” as he left the house with his trusty wheelbarrow to return later with it overflowing with more vegetables than we knew what to do with. Dad had a very special and long lasting friendship with Reg Woodward through their love of gardening, a disdain of modern methods of how to grow things and sport. They spent hours putting the world to rights particularly in each other’s shed when the weather took a turn for the worse. They also found time to help others and maintain the allotment grounds. Steven, David and Anne all found love with Sue, Tracey and Jonathan respectively. They all have children of their own, Connor, Jaimie, Hannah, Katie, Alex and Laura. Dad became a wonderful grandad to them all. Both he and mum spent hours playing with them, taking them to the park and generally letting them do things that only grandparents can get away with! They will all miss him terribly but have loads of happy memories of the time they spent with him. With their children gradually flying the nest, Mum and Dad made one final house move to 119 Aylesbury Road, Wendover and yet again added to their long lasting friendships particularly Victoria Just and Peggy Burch. Sadly Mum died in 2005 and Dad found it to be an incredibly difficult time. But with the support and love of his family, friends, neighbours and the allotment he managed to enjoy life again. He had amazing trips to Poland and Australia to visit Steven whose work took him abroad and spoke endlessly about his travels to anyone who would listen

when he got back. Even after major surgery in 2008 he remained incredibly fit and well and was usually sporting a tan. Dad was always made welcome wherever he went, not least by Tracey’s family who he enjoyed spending time with and who always made sure there was a place laid for him at Sunday dinners and family celebrations. Dad’s favourite time of the year was undoubtedly Christmas. It was a chance to shut away from the outside world for a week and spend quality time with the family playing with our new toys, doing jigsaw puzzles, choking on indoor fireworks and playing cards. There was always a real tree so tall we had to invariably trim the top off of it, decorations all over the house, crackers and so many sweets and chocolates we would still be eating them at Easter! Dad was always wearing a paper hat from a cracker, probably the same one for days and would enjoy a “snort” of his favourite whisky or rum. His cold meat and chips on Boxing Day were always something to look forward to. Dad died on 25th November 2018, his 86th birthday. He was being looked after by the incredible and compassionate staff on Ward 8 at Stoke Mandeville Hospital who brought him a cake and sang “Happy Birthday” just hours before he died. He bore his pain incredibly bravely and was still making sure everyone else was OK whilst fully understanding how ill he was. Dad was a humble and selfless man. He was straightforward and honest but seemed to lead a fulfilling life enjoying the simple things. He would always put others before himself. He loved nothing more than spending time with his family, meeting his friends for a chat or dropping the handles of his wheelbarrow to wave at anyone he knew. He was well known around the village of Wendover and we have been so pleasantly surprised by the heartfelt messages of support and memories we have received and which have been posted on social media. Of course we will all miss Dad every day but we are grateful that he was such an amazing man who raised us to be like him. We can take comfort that he is reunited with his beloved Molly and he will no doubt be digging the big allotment in the sky.

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David Lidington, MP Like many Wendover residents I recall how the business case published to support the HS2 project defined the economic benefits in significant part as down to the accumulation of units of time saved by travellers who would, because of swifter journey times, be able to spend more time in offices and meetings rather than travelling. This sticks in my mind in particular because I, as the constituency Member of Parliament, along with many local organisations and individuals in Wendover and other communities along the route questioned and challenged this model at the time. We questioned whether these days it really was the case that time spent travelling was time not at work. After all, many of us are used to working on tablets and smartphones during rail journeys. The units of time being saved and therefore the overall business case themselves depended in large part on assumptions made about the speed of the trains. Self-evidently, the faster that a train went and the shorter the journey between cities, the more time would be saved and therefore, on the basis of HS2 Ltd’s business case model, the greater economic benefit would be.

money. I have written to them to ask whether this report is true and, if so, what it does to their business model. Presumably if trains are to run less fast than originally planned, then the unproductive time saved would be less and logically the economic benefit of the project would also be less than that presented in the original business case model. There is a further point that I think is worth probing HS2 on. The chief reason that I was given in the past against providing any intermediate station between London and Birmingham was that trains would have to slow down, stop and then accelerate again. The journey time would be longer than if the train ran without intermediate stops, the units of time saved therefore would be fewer and the economic benefits of the project less. So if the plan is indeed now to run the trains at slower speeds and also to have a less frequent HS2 service than predicted in the original plans then does this justify reopening the case for an intermediate station so that people living along the route of HS2 phase one would at least receive some transport benefits in return for the environmental harm that any families and communities stand to suffer?

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Local Face: David Begg and Kombucha If you’ve been into the King & Queen, No2 Pound Street or Budgens recently, you’ll have noticed a very different drink flying off the shelves. Real Kombucha is a non-alcoholic alternative to a fine wine, and it’s creating great waves in the food and drink industry where restaurateurs and bar owners are crying out for something to serve the growing legions of non-drinkers who expect a quality option on a dry night out. What’s more, it’s brewed right here in Wendover. The founder is David Begg, a passionate foodie and entrepreneur who lives just up the road in the Chalfonts with his wife and two children. He put the Real Kombucha brewery together on Wendover’s Rocky Lane around 18 months ago, and he’s been brewing up a storm up there ever since. David first discovered kombucha, a drink he ferments from high-end loose-leaf teas using similar techniques to those used in brewing wines and real ales, when a friend handed him a homebrewed glass over a delicious home-cooked meal. “It was absolutely love at first sip,” he says. “I couldn’t believe that this full flavoured brew was non-alcoholic (it contains just a trace of alcohol, which is common to most fermented foods). I had pretty much given up alcohol a couple of years

fruity prosecco, Dry Dragon is brewed from a Dragonwell green tea, and is not dissimilar to a Sauvignon Blanc, while Smoke House is derived from a rich, earthy Yunnan black tea, and is often compared to a delicious cider. Unlike many of the other kombucha brands launching in the UK, Real Kombucha is unflavoured. “When they taste as good as this in their natural state, and the country’s top sommeliers are agreeing with The brewery, which looks out over a Chiltern us, we don’t feel the need to add anything else,” Valley, has had a huge impact on the food he tells us. industry. “Teetotalism in the UK in the 16-24 age group is now up to almost 30%,” he explains. “I Sure enough, The Fat Duck were one of the first find that staggering. And, apparently, almost half big names in the UK to stock Real Kombucha, and of those people drinking in a pub would be keen many have since followed. Begg’s drink is now to have an alternative to alcohol, although maybe being served in 50 Michelin-starred restaurants only from time to time.” Those statistics also and hundreds more high-end foodie spots. affect changes in the restaurant market, where You’ll also find them in national pub chains people who don’t drink want something more like Fullers and Laines, where non-drinkers say than a sugary soft drink or fruit juice with their they’re delighted to have something adult and meal. “If you’re eating out at somewhere like The sophisticated that gives them a reason to rejoin Fat Duck, you want a drink that steps up to that the party. There’s a massive sea-change taking place, and for many in the industry, the smart sense of occasion.” eyes are focused on Rocky Lane, Wendover. With an ever-expanding team, he currently brews three kombuchas. Royal Flush comes from For more information on David Begg and Real a first-flush Darjeeling and brews to taste like a Kombucha, head to previously. It wasn’t for any particular reason apart from it just seemed to be slowing me down. As my wife is French, and her family is equally split between Burgundy and Bordeaux, we have always had some great wines in the house. But since being off the alcohol there was a really big hole in my foodie life. Water just doesn’t cut it with a great meal.”

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Cat Booker Fitness classes, times vary, see website for details Jodie Digby Fitness courses, times & locations vary, see website for details JAZZERCISE classes to suit you. BML Personal Training classes, see website for details - ArtSmart drawing & painting classes - Mon 11.30-14.00, Tue 14.00-16.00, St Anne’s Hall Zumba® and Zumba® Gold classes: private studio Water Babies, Chilterns MS Centre pool, Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat Cornelli Sugarcraft cake decorating courses. Topics vary, see website for details. YogaBellies Classes, Mon 19.00-21.45 & Tue 10-11 Halton Vlg Hall, Wed 10.30-11.30 Wen Mem Adult & Teenager Yoga Classes. Contact Sarah to book. Yoga classes with Zest Yoga, Halton Tennis Centre Fitness Studio Pilates, Halton Tennis Centre. Times & costs vary, see website for details Exercise Sessions open to all, Churchill Hall (next to Your Cafe in the Park, Aston Clinton) Healing Meditation Group - Mon eve, Chesham, Thu eve/Fri morn, Wendover Zumba with Nikki, Mon & Thu 1815 Halton School, Sat 0930 Chiltern Way Academy Wendover FabricHQ sewing. Topics, times & locations vary, see website for details Badminton Club. 19.45-21.45 Mon, beginners 18.45-19.45 Fri, John Colet School (term time) Nia Classes - 1st & 3rd Mon 2pm, parent & child, Fri 6.30pm adult, Sun 10.30am adult, see p 2 Wendover Fitness classes, times & locations vary, see website for details Rainbow Rattles children’s playgroup (term time only), £1 per family, Trinity Centre RAF Halton Hartbeeps Music Classes for children, Wendover Children’s Centre HP22 6HF Chairbelles seated exercise for over 55s, Bankside Jacqu’in the Box Babies Music and Little Learners age 3-5 years. Wendover Library Room Free friendly run/jog club to suit you. Meet point RAF base Chestnut Avenue. The Rotary Club of Wendover & District, Chandos Arms, W Turville, usually 1st & 3rd Mondays Badminton Club for over 18s, £6, (Sep-July, no BH’s) Green Park Sports Centre HP22 5NE Tai Chi & Qigong Classes, Your Cafe in the Park 6 & 7pm Tue, St Anne’s Hall noon Wed Tue - Yoga, Thu - Men’s Yoga, Chilterns MS Centre Tue - Mum & Baby Yoga, Wen Children’s Ctre; Fri - Adult Yoga Class (term time), Wen Library Rm Thames Valley Police at Wendover Community Library Hatha yoga— Tue 19.00-20.30 Wen Mem Hall; Fri 09.30-11.00 & 11.30-13.00, St Anne’s Hall Play & Learn (term time only), Trinity Centre, RAF Halton Colour Wheel Art Class (term time only), all topics, Ellesborough Parish Hall Simply Walk, meet at Wendover Clock Tower for moderate walk 1-1.5 hours Bounce & Rhyme (term time only), Library Room, FREE Martial Arts Class for Children with ZKS, St Anne’s Hall Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall (winter 20.15, summer 19.00) Halton Singers Practice Sessions, Halton Village Hall Morris Dance practice with Whitchurch Morris, Wilstone Village Hall HP23 4PE Wendover & Halton Cycling Club, Wed 18.30 local mtn bike, Sun 08.30 local mtn bike Parentcraft (booking only), Wendover Children’s Centre HP22 6HF Drop-in pre-school outdoor activity group, Wendover Woods. See website for details. Drop-in French Conversation Group, The Espresso Lounge HP22 5HS Beginners and Improvers art group, The Loft Studio, The Courtyard Slimming World, Chilterns MS Centre, Oakwood Close HP22 5LX Hartbeats African Drumming, beginner to advanced, pay-as-you-go Halton Military Wives Choir rehearsals Adult Swimming Classes, Wendover Pool Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell Aylesbury Sub-Aqua Club at Green Park Pool (term time only) RAF Assn Halton and Ayles Branch clubhouse open to public, Bldg 259 RAF Halton Wendover Weekly Market, Manor Waste Fun Dog Training, Ellesborough Parish Hall Play & Learn (term time only), £1 per family, Wendover Children's Centre HP22 6HF “Charity Thursday” No2 Pound Street - proceeds from hot beverage sales to charity Sparrowhawks Netball Training, courts by Your Cafe in the Park, Aston Clinton Taekwondo for ages 5 and up, John Colet School Scottish Country Dancing with Lucy Clark Scottish Country Dance Club, Wendover Memorial Hall Wendover Choral Society, St. Mary’s Church Wendover Noah's Ark parent-toddler group (term time only), Wendover Christian Centre Lipreading and Hearing Loss Course, Wendover Library Room Amazing Donkey Youth Club for 10-14 year olds (term time only), Wendover Youth Ctre “Friday night is music night” at St Mary’s Church parkrun, Wendover Woods (by the Cafe) Rookie Lifeguard Classes for 8-12 year olds (term time only), Green Park Pool Cycle Rides with Aylesbury Cyclist Touring Club, locations vary Bingo at the Legion Club, Chiltern Road, all welcome 07900 987230 Emma 07969 433351 Roxanne 01296 623683, www.physioandpilates​ 07703844807, 07876443392 Kirsty 07801 594519 07948371615 Nikki 07868 873911 Allen 01296 631159 0845 230 3232 01296 621143 Steve Hedges 01844 273076 01494 475367 0845 2303232 enquiries@haltonsing​ 01296 621143 Sally 07484 650301 Justine 07773 047684 Siobhan 07457 252882 01296 624089 www.aylesburydivers.​ 01296 621143​ 01296 709593 judy.lipreading@gmai​ Paul Hammett 01296 621162 JUST 01296 623123​endoverwoods Liz 01296 622895 southbuckscycling.or​

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What’s On in March 2019 To Advertise your event for April 2019 please contact us before Monday 18 March Calendar entry FREE, one line. These events and more on DAY/DATE Tue-Sat Daily Fri 01 Fri & Sat weekly Fri 01 Fri 01 Sat 02 Sat 02 Sat 02 Sat 02 Sat 02 & Sun 03 Sun 03 Sun 03 & Thu 28 Tue 05 Tue 05 Tue 05 Wed 06 & 20 Thu 07 Thu 07 & Tue 19 Thu 07 Thu 07 Fri 08 & 29 Sat 09 Sat 09 & Sun 10 Sat 09 & Sun 10 Sat 09 Sat 09 Sat 09 Sat 09 10, 14 & 28 Sun 10 Sun 10 Tue 12 Tue 12 Tue 12 Wed 13 & 27 Wed 13 Wed 13 Thu 14 & Fri 15 Thu 14 Thu 14 Fri 15 Fri 15 Sat 16 Sat 16 Sat 16 Sat 16 Sat 16 Sat 16 Sun 17-Sat 23 Mon 18 Tue 19 Thu 21 Thu 21 Thu 21 Thu 21 Fri 22 Fri 22 Sun 24 Mon 25 Wed 27 Thu 28 Fri 29 Sat 30 Sat 30

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Events, exhibitions & activities at Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP, see page 2 Events, exhibitions & activities at the Natural History Museum at Tring. Mon-Sat 10.00-17.50, Sun 14.00-17.00 Aston Hearing - HearToday Event, Amersham Town Hall. Also Tue 05, Cobbles Yard, Thame OX9 3DZ. Open Days at Mistletoe Lodge with Tim Russ Estate Agents. Lionel Avenue. See advert page 5. Big Brew & Tasting Event, just, 11 High Street. See advert page 4. Waddesdon Manor Volunteer Open Day, Waddesdon Manor Cat Show, Wendover Memorial Hall, see advert page 4. Children's Book Group, Wendover Community Library, see page 2 Tabletop Sale, St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville, see page 2 RAF Halton Band & Military Wives Concert for Chilterns MS Centre, St George’s Church, RAF Halton, see page 2 “Samson et Dalila”, with Aylesbury Opera, Court Theatre, Tring, see page 2. Sat 19.30, Sun 14.30. Volunteer Coffee Morning, CDRS Rescue Centre HP23 6LD, see page 3 Walk with the Ramblers. Sun 3 10.00, 10 mi; Thu 28 10.00, 8 mi. See website for details. Pancakes & Coffee for Shrove Tuesday, 10.00am-12noon & 7.30pm, Wendover Christian Centre, see page 3 “Learn My Way” FREE computer training, Wendover Community Library, see page 2 Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN, see page 3. Craft Group, Wendover Christian Centre, see p 3 Simply Walk to Wendover Woods, starts at Your Café in the Park, Aston Clinton, see page 2 Knit & Natter, Wendover Library Room, Thu 07 10.30-12.30, Tue 19 13.30-15.30. See page 2 Wendover Library Reading Group, Wendover Library Room Bucks Bird Club - “Wader Quest”, St Anne’s Hall, see page 21 Memory Pathways gardening & activity group, Lindengate Site, Worlds End Garden Centre, please book Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild day workshop, Stoke Mandeville Methodist Church. See page 3. Chilterns MS Centre Pop-up Art Weekend, HP22 5LX, see advert page 4. Sat 10.00-17.00, Sun 10.30-16.00 Running Events, Wendover Woods, see page 4. Sat 12noon onwards, Sun 10.00 onwards Children’s author AS Neil visits Wendover Community Library, see page 4 Fluid Cinema at Wendover Memorial Hall: 15.30 “Greatest Showman”, 18.30 “First Man”, see page 4 Wendover Music AGM & Concert, St Mary’s Church, Wendover, see advert front page & article page 8 Ultimate Charity Quiz with St Dunstan’s Church, Monks Risborough School Hall, see page 4 Working Party with BBOWT. 10-Dancersend 14-Bacombe Hill, 28-Weston Turville Reservoir, see page 20 Messy Church, starts St Anne’s Hall. FREE. See page 4. Contemplative Fire Christian Fellowship - Still Waters, St Mary’s Church, Wendover Lenten Lunches - every Tuesday during Lent - Wendover Christian Centre, see page 3. Chiltern and District Hard of Hearing Club, Halifax House, Little Chalfont Wendover Evening WI, “My Life in Crime”, St Anne’s Hall, see page 4 Wendover Art Club, Wendover Library Room, see page 5 Chiltern Humanists - “Can Humanists be Spiritual?”, Small Barn Hall HP6 5AT, see page 5 Aston Clinton, Buckland & Drayton Beauchamp Horticultural Society, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS Digital Shopping Workshop, Wendover Community Library. Please book. See page 15. Carers Bucks meeting, Wendover Community Library Room, see page 5 Chiltern Writers - “Creating Character” with Julie Cohen - Wendover Library Room, see page 5 OnScreen, “Edie”, Wendover Library Room. Tickets £5 from the Library, see page 5 Aston Wine Club - Guy Boursot - “Sheer Variety of Champagne”, Buckland Village Hall, see page 5 Wendover Local Produce Market, Manor Waste Drop-in Saturday, Lindengate Site HP22 6BD, see page 5 Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre, see page 5 The Perinatal Partnership Open Day, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN, see advert page 4 & article page 17 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild - “The Potential of Process”, Stoke Mandeville Methodist Church. See p 6. 1st Halton Scouts Race Night, Weston Turville Village Hall, see page 6 Wendover Wills Week with Stuart Fantham Solicitors 12 High Street. See advert page 9. RSPB Aylesbury Local Group, indoor meeting with Alan Jones, Prebendal Hall Comm Ctre HP19 7QW, see pp 7 & 21 BBOWT Talk, “The Rhythm of Nature”, Gt Missenden Memorial Centre, see pages 6 & 20 Legacy Fairs Antiques & Collectors Market, Wendover Memorial Hall, see advert page 4 Wendover Horticultural Society Meeting, Wendover Library Room, see pages 6 & 21 Meditation Classes, Wendover Library Room Aylesbury Centre of the National Trust - “Shelter Box”, Broughton Junior School HP20 1NQ, see page 6 Greenfingers Charity Garden Re-Leaf Day Walk/Cycle, World’s End Wyevale Garden Centre, see page 6 PTA Family Bingo, Weston Turville CE School, see page 6 Healing & Wholeness Service, St Mary’s Church, Wendover, see p 6 Wendover Youth Centre AGM, Youth Centre, schools campus, Wharf Road. See page 6. Tea at Three, bereavement support, 36 Chiltern Road HP22 6DA, see page 7 The Arts Society Ballinger “Bronzes to Banksy”, Ballinger War Memorial Hall HP16 9LQ, see page 6 W Turville Historical Society - “Treasures from the Social History Collection”, W Turville Village Hall, see page 7 Fashion Show, Wendover Community Library Room, entry £5 advance only, see page 7 Aylesbury Choral Society Concert, St Mary’s Church Aylesbury HP20 2JJ, see pages 7 & 20​vents

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View from the Chair

Wendover is cold and snow covered as I write this. The grounds team have been busy salting the areas that the WPC is responsible for. Each year we get requests to salt paths that are either highway or housing association owned. Wendover PC has no facility to store salt in bulk. We have no plant for spreading salt over wider areas and we have no funding to take on more gritting and snow clearance. In an emergency our 2.2 groundsmen will always try to help out, but please remember that when conditions are so harsh that organisations the size of Bucks CC, AVDC and the Housing Trust can’t deliver a satisfactory service it is possible that the WPC won’t perform to its usual high standards either. The winter tasks of snow clearing and salting have not been devolved to the Parish Council from these other bodies.

Speed Watch Volunteers Needed

Coffee for joining us! The session opened our eyes to how Dementia can affect those around us and what small adjustments we The Parish Council are can do personally and as businesses to make looking for volunteers our environments Dementia Friendly. If you to conduct community would like to become a Dementia Friend speed watch activities please contact Wendover Dementia Action in Wendover. A lot of Alliance, page 23, or visit www.alzheimers. concern has been raised for more info. Our dream is for by residents that people are driving too Wendover to be a Dementia Friendly town! fast along certain roads. In order for repeat culprits to be reprimanded we need to run a series of speed watching activities in the community. The only pre-requisite is to attend a one off 15-minute training session at the Clock Tower, going forward you would just need to collect and set the speed camera up at the designated position. Thereafter you and your speed watch partner can sit back and watch the camera do its magic. The speed watch activity can be held for any length of time so if you only have an hour to Donation to Sparrowhawks spare this would be helpful. ‘Alone we can The Wendover Ladies Netball Club, do so little, together we can do so much!’ – otherwise known as the Sparrowhawks, Helen Keller received a donation of £583.51 from monies

SAVE THE DATE! Annual Parish Meeting Wednesday 10 April, 7pm St Anne’s Hall

The cold weather will have delivered a hefty crop of potholes and other highways issues. Local Produce Market Please report them all to Bucks CC using Saturday 16 March 9am to 1pm Manor Waste Using the web service ensures that a proper record of your issue is maintained and that Dementia Awareness you can track the action that is taken. On 17 January 2019, Wendover Parish Council Tom Walsh, Chairman of Wendover PC organised a Dementia Friendly training session with the Wendover Dementia Action Parish Council Meeting Alliance for the Clock Tower staff, Councillors and local Business owners. Thank you to Tuesday 5 March, 7.30pm No.1, Just, Ivan R Cammack Optometrists, St Anne’s Hall Heritage & Sons Funeral Directors and Costa

raised at the Wendover 2018 Christmas Event. Thanks to Kings Farm, The Nutman of London, Monsta Pizza, Coffee Stop and Harpenden Building Society.

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