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Memorial Orchard

This spring, the trees in Wendover Memorial Community Orchard off Rope Walk Meadow have given their best blossom to date. This is very appropriate since the orchard was planted in 2014 to commemorate the 59 soldiers who did not return to Wendover after World War 1 and this month is the end of the centenary as the Peace Treaty was signed 100 years ago. See page 10 for the last in our series Wendover Remembers. Many thanks to Mike Senior and Val Moir who researched and wrote the articles. This is your last chance to send to Wendover News any information about this period, especially to do with local people and their activities or the built landscape.

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Best Kept Village 2019

Last year Wendover won the Buckinghamshire County Council Best Kept Village. Tom Walsh, chair of Wendover Parish Council, reminded us: “Wendover is a Village. It is though, a big village. That means, with regard to the competition for Best Kept Village,

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when judged by population, we fit in with the towns.” This illustrates the eternal confusion in Wendover about the title town/village. We’re entering again and judging starts in June. Don’t worry about the title! See page 32 for more.

Tuesday 4 & 18 June at 1.30pm

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



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Events Sunday Afternoon Teas

2.30-5pm, St Mary’s Church Weekly teas Sunday afternoons until 29 September. Come enjoy the refreshments, scenery and company.

Gallery, café, shop and garden. See Samurai: Warriors of Ancient Japan until 13 July. For charges, opening and activity times, birthday parties and more please check www.

Lacey Green Windmill Open

Cycle Rides and Local Walks

2-5pm, HP27 0PG Simply Walk meets each Tuesday at 10:00 at The windmill is now open Sundays and Bank Wendover Clock Tower and each Thursday Holiday Mondays until 29 September. at 10:30 at ‘Your Café’ in Aston Clinton Park. Leisurely and longer walks, 45 minutes plus. Cake & Biscuit Decorating Please arrive 15 minutes early to register Cornelli Sugarcraft (see advert page 28) runs with the walk leader. See also pages 30 & 31. courses each term, www.cornellisugarcraft. The Ramblers have a programme of organised See events pages 30 & 31. walks of varying length and difficulty locally. Charity Coffee Mornings More on Thu, 10am-12noon, No2 Pound St and pages 30 & 31. Did you know that No2 Pound Street gives away all money raised from coffee and hot Aylesbury Cyclist Touring Club has beverage sales (terms apply) on Thursday group rides throughout the county, see mornings? Come find similarly minded southbuckscycling.or​ Any bike will people who are raising valuable funds whilst do as long as it’s roadworthy. Newcomers welcome, please try an easy-paced ride first. enjoying a lovely coffee and a slice of cake! Easy-Paced Rides 09.30am Sundays; please Regular Events at Wendover Library see the website for details. There are also “Learn My Way” computer training 1st Newcomer Rides several times each year; Tuesday of each month, please book. Knit June’s is Sunday 2 from the Watermead Inn.

& Natter, 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 1.30-3.30pm. Wendover and Halton Cycling Club meets Scrabble Club, 4th Tuesday, please register. weekly at 18.30 Wednesdays & 08.30 “Jigsaw Challenge” ongoing. Sundays. All meetings at Halton UK tennis Please be aware that if you’d like to participate and sports village. Parking, showers/ changing and café on site. Contact Otec in the many consultations available via Bikes for information 07824 828024. Bucks County Council at https://democracy. parkrun meets Saturdays at 9.00 near the aspx?bcr=1, hard copies are usually available Café in the Woods. 5km run, walk, watch at Wendover Community Library. or volunteer! Visit wendoverwoods for details.

Bucks County Museum & Roald Dahl St Leonard’s Fete & Gymkhana Children’s Gallery

Sat 1, see listing for times, St Leonard’s Hall Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Visit the fantastic Roald Dahl Children’s A traditional village fete with something for all

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the family. Horse show and Gymkhana starts at 9.30 followed by the Dog show with show and pet categories including the dog the judges would most like to take home, and the best 6 legs! From 2pm the fun begins with BBQ, Tombola, cream teas provided by the wonderful WI, Tug-o-War, Morris Dancing, Classic Cars, Bouncy Castle and Punch and Judy and much, much more. Enjoy the beer and Pimms tent while you listen to the band. Why not wang a wellie, splat a rat or try to win a coconut or chance your luck with the raffle? We cannot guarantee the weather but we can promise you a wonderful family day out.

Praise and Prayer

Sun 2, 5-6.30pm, St Anne’s Church All are welcome to a service of praise and prayer, marking a week before Pentecost. Tea and cake will be served in the Christian Centre from 4.30pm. During the service a new banner, depicting the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove, designed and created at Craft Group will be displayed for the first time. For anyone who would would like to take part by singing or playing the music, there will be a practice from 4pm. Email if you would like the music in advance.

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Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society

Tue 4, 8pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN “Plants and Climate Change” Martin Hodgson, a plant scientist from Oxford Brookes University, will talk to us on this very topical subject.

The Hospice of St Francis (Berkhamsted)

The Hospice turns 40 in June. Some events to help celebrate: • Hospice Official Birthday – Thursday 6 June, throughout Berkhamsted • Garden Party - Sunday 23 June, 1-5pm, Ashridge House • Walk with Us - Saturday 29 June, 7.30-11.30pm, Berkhamsted Details on


Fri 7, 7.30pm, Wendover Community Library A FREE Bedtime Story event for children and families. Come in your onesie or jammies, and bring a stuffed toy, too! Please book.

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SWIFT Project

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8th June 11am to 4pm

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Books, and many other participating artists More Print”. Visitors welcome, full details at throughout the county. See Bucks Art Weeks adverts page 5 and more information page 26 May Sunday 11. Wendover Music 27 May Monday BH Sat 8, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church 30 June Family Fun Day Saxophone from the Proms: Jess Gillam 28 July Sat 8, 11am-4pm, St Mary’s Weston Turville (saxophone), Zeynep Özsuca (piano). See Delicious home-made cakes and scones Games, raffles, sideshows, competitions, advert page 4. refreshments, bouncy castle, many stalls to choose from - and climb the belltower if you Open Farm Sunday OPEN FARM SUNDAY 9TH JUNE fancy a look at the view from the top! See left. Sun 9, times vary

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Sat 8, 12noon-4.30pm, Lindengate HP22 6BD A fun day out for all the family! Includes craft & conservation stalls, refreshments, raffle, tombola, children’s activities, archery, free bike checks, plant & produce stall and donkeys & mini ponies. See advert front page.

Buckmoorend Farm Shop (see advert page 4) and Road Farm, HP16 9LS would like to welcome you for Open Farm Sunday. Drop by, see the animals and find out about farming in this area.

Messy Church

Sun 9, 3.30-5.30pm, starting in St Anne’s Hall

Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild All are welcome to enjoy messy (and not so Sat 8, 2.30-4.30pm & 22 10am-4pm, Stoke Mandeville Methodist Church Sat 8 - Mary Sleigh – “African Textiles and Beadwork”. Sat 22 - Alison Hulme – “Print and

messy) theme-related activities, a story and song and a meal together. No age restrictions and no charge. Children, please remember to bring an adult with you.

BucksVision - Low Vision Day Tues 18 June - 12.30 to 4.30pm Princes Risborough Community Centre, Stratton Road, HP27 9AX ➢ See demonstrations of equipment including magnification and digital technology. ➢ Speak to charities and local groups. ➢ Open to any professionals/members of the public who wish to find out more about sight loss.

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WENDOVER MUSIC 2019 Season of Concerts All at St Mary’s Church commencing at 7.30pm 8 June - Jess Gillam (saxophone with piano)

13 July - London Conchord Ensemble (flute, oboe, harp & strings)

Additional late summer Concert (£15 per ticket, £7.50 for students): 21 September - Berks Bucks and Oxon Big Band 2020 dates for your diary: 14 March AGM, 18 April, 9 May, 13 June & 11 July Each concert is £20 and £5 for students. AGM tickets £10 for non season ticket holders Season tickets are £75 and £15 for students and include the cost of the AGM concert

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Events Wendover WI

genre they enjoy. No set books to read, just interesting conversation about whatever Tue 11, 7.30pm, St Anne’s Hall “Cons and Scams”, with speaker Pamela we’ve been reading. We begin with coffee Hayton. Visitors welcome. www. and often cake. Equus Productions presents “Sp£nd,

Craft Group

Wed 12 & 26 10am-12noon, Wen Christian Ctre Join others at Craft Group, open to all. If you enjoy knitting, sewing, crocheting, painting, drawing or colouring or any other kind of craft, there’s room for you. Please bring your own materials if possible. Refreshments provided at about 11am.

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Sun 16, from 2pm, Lindengate HP22 6BD Bring a picnic and enjoy this fabulous musical on the Lindengate lawns. In 1961, Yorkshire housewife Viv Nicholson won £152,319 in the football pools. When a reporter asked her what she planned to do with her new fortune, she replied, “I’m going to spend, spend, spend!” which is exactly what she did. See advert page 4.

Thu 13, 8pm, Wendover Library Room Suna Erdem - Suna is a journalist who has Bucks Vision - Low Vision Day written for a number of national publications Tue 18, 12.30-4.30pm, Princes R’boro Comm Ctre including The Times. She will be talking See demonstrations of equipment including magnification and digital technology. Speak about her career to date. to charities and local groups. Open to any Book Club professionals/members of the public who Sat 15, 10.30-11.30am, Wen Christian Ctre wish to find out more about sight loss. See Book Club welcomes all readers, whatever advert page 4.


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Youth Festival

Ashbrook (Castle Park) Park

Friday 19th July 2019 Loads of fun with usual activities including range of inflatables, crafts Refreshments provided by Choco Kebabs and Hungry Bear Contact Becky or Paul for information E-mail: E-mail: Mob.: 07771 515838

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Events Mikron Theatre

talking driver on a concert tour in the 1962 US Deep South. Tickets £5 from the Library. Tue 18, from 6pm, Lindengate HP22 6BD “Redcoats” The story of Butlins is brought Aston Wine Club to life by Mikron Theatre. Bring a picnic and Fri 21, 7.30pm, Buckland Village Hall enjoy the Lindengate gardens from 6pm; June’s guest is Lindsay Oram. With a show starts 7pm.​k background in wine, food and the retail trade, Lindsay brings a broad approach to wine. Wendover Horticultural Society Thu 20, 2.30pm, Wendover Library Room Weston Turville Village Fete June’s meeting features John Tyler whose Sat 22, 1-5pm, Weston Turville Village Hall work has included creating and managing So much to see & do! See advert page 7. urban wildlife areas in London and elsewhere. He is now a BBOWT volunteer Acer Corner open for NGS who is speaking about making space for Sat 22 & Sun 23, 2-5pm, 10 Manor Road The garden belongs to a standard semi wildlife, possibly in our gardens. detached house - come and be inspired for Aylesbury Ctre of the National Trust what you can do in your garden! Hot drinks Thu 20, 8pm, Broughton Junior School and home made cakes will be donated by “Whipsnade Tree Cathedral” with speaker the South Bucks Jewish Community. Pamela Ward.

Road, Aylesbury with entertainment along the way. The event opens at 10pm for registration, with the official start at midnight, and most Walkers finishing by 5am on Sunday morning. FAQs and Registration on uk/events/midnightwalk/. Registration closes at midnight on Wednesday 19 June.


AGM & “Archaeological Finds around Weston Turville from early Saxon to Medieval Times” Speaker - Glynn White. Entrance - Members free, £3 visitors.

Sun 23, 4pm, St Mary’s Church Come and enjoy some sacred space at St Mary’s during this time of quiet reflection especially for anyone who is experiencing loss or a lack of well-being. Individual prayers of healing are offered and can be requested on behalf of others. All welcome - you do not need to be a churchgoer to attend. July’s service is at St Anne’s Church on the 28th.

Weston Turville Historical Society Florence Nightingale Midnight Walk Fri 28, 8pm, W Turvile Village Hall

Sat 22, from 10pm, Aylesbury College A 5- or 10-mile circular walk to raise money for Fri 21, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room “The Green Book” The true story of an Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity. The walk African-American pianist and his tough- starts and finishes at Aylesbury College, Oxford

NEWS FROM WENDOVER HEALTH CENTRE - 01296 623452 Wendover Health Centre is also on Changes to the Doctor Team

We are very sorry that Dr Claire Chappell will be leaving us at the end of May; we wish her all the very best at her new post. Meanwhile we welcome Dr Nil Nikpour, who has joined the team. Arrangements for patients on Dr Chappell’s list will be advised in due course. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Workload Pressure

Recent reports in the national media have highlighted the growing shortage of GPs and increased workload pressures in primary care. Westongrove has not been spared these challenges; to respond we are working to develop a more diverse frontline clinical team, comprising doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physician associates and paramedics. We are also planning changes to the way we offer care to those who have an urgent problem that needs attention on the same day. To help us to manage demand we ask that you always consider whether the help and information you need is available from reliable on-line sources such as NHS Choices, or from local pharmacies, before you contact us. We also ask that if you call us needing help, you give basic information about your problem to the Receptionist who handles your call, so that she can direct you to the most appropriate person to help you. Face to face appointments with a GP are timed for 10 minutes. If you have multiple problems please make sure that you start with the one that is most important to you, as the doctor may not be able to deal with all of them at a single visit.

Medicines for Hay Fever

If you suffer from hay fever we recommend you start preventive medication before the season commences in June. Antihistamines such as cetirizine or loratadine, steroid nasal sprays (e.g. beclomethasone or Beconase), and sodium cromoglicate eye drops, are all available over the counter (OTC) at pharmacies. In line with NHS policy, we do NOT provide prescriptions for such medicines, except where the medicine cannot be provided OTC, as for example for nasal sprays in young children. For more information please see

Times When We Are Closed for Staff Training

We will close at 1 pm on Wednesday 19 June. On Tuesday 9 July we will close from 1-6.30pm, and then reopen from 6.30-8pm. As at all other times when we are closed, please call 111 if you have an urgent health problem. This space paid for by Wendover Health Centre.


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Events Chiltern Samaritans Cycle Sportive

Sat 29, please register for details 3 routes, 20/50/80 miles, breath-taking Chiltern scenery and a few hills! Free feed stations are manned by Samaritans volunteers with home-made cakes. Cyclists are welcomed back after the ride with a free burger/beer, live music and a shiny medal plus a KOM/QOM challenge on Whiteleaf Hill. All from £15!

Arts & Crafts Fair

• 27 July - Bucks Family History Society Open Day • 31 July - FOWL Photo Competition closes • 7-29 September - Herts Open Studios • 8 September - Chilterns 3 Peaks, see below • 5 October - Lindengate Autumn Apple Fair • 17 November - Tapathon for Children in Need

Alice in Wonderland

LEGACY FAIRS Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 20 June 9am-2pm (Trade 8am) Entrance by donation to Charity Wendover Memorial Hall email:

Weston Turville Village Fete SATURDAY 22 June 1-5pm

Lots to see & do including… FREE Dog Show, LOTS of stalls, Bouncy Castle, Food Tent, Beer Tent, Children’s Games Weston Turville Village Hall & Playing Fields

...for Florence Nightingale Hospice takes place at Claydon House at 2.30pm 13 July. Pelvic Floor & Hormonal Join Immersion Theatre as they present “A Balance Yoga Workshop 24 July, 20.00-21.30 Magical Show for the whole family”. Tickets £25pp, Halton Village Hall​/aliceinwonderland

Sat 29, 2.30-6.30pm, St Anne’s Hall In aid of the Friends of Wendover Health Centre. Support local artists and your local Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge surgery at this fair. Raffle prizes donated by ...for Rennie Grove is 8 September. Dig out your walking boots and strap on your Fitbit – the local businesses. Rennie Grove Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge once again takes to the stunning Bucks countryside. Coming Soon - Save the Date! The annual event is a unique opportunity to • 2 July - WDAA Tea Dance • 4 July - Pace fundraiser - evening at The Bunch clock up your steps, soak up miles of rolling landscape in the company of others and raise • 7 July - Wendover Arm Trust Open Day • 13 July - “Alice in Wonderland”, see below vital funds for Rennie Grove Hospice Care at • 19 July - Youth Festival, see advert page 5 the same time. For more information and to register, check out • 19-23 July - Third Emberton Art Show

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Halton Development The Halton Development CIC View

Over the last 8 months, we have engaged with the DIO to understand their plans for the RAF site and to put our vision across to them. Therefore we welcomed the recent consultation (Wednesday 8 and Saturday 11 May) and to see their plans and understand their direction of thought. Let’s be clear. The RAF needs to relocate and the money to do so. The DIO is tasked with raising these funds through disposal of the site. AVDC has a housing target to meet. Therefore, the most important item on both their Halton agendas is selling the 82 acres designated for housing (1000 homes). This, Phase 1, is about getting approval by the inspector and inclusion in the local plan. HDCIC exists to ensure an overall long-term vision is bought into by all stakeholders. Piecemeal planning is painting by numbers. It produces a picture but never a masterpiece:

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• Who is looking at the masterpiece? • Who is championing it? • Who is assuring us that, despite the housing needs, this precious and special place will never be allowed to be anything less than it deserves? The needs of all parties are not mutually inclusive. It can be achieved but it requires vision, creativity, expertise, cooperation and trust: • Build of mixed design and usage, for all life stages and pockets. • Housing designated for ex-military personnel. • Materials that reflect the natural environment and design and community facilities that consider the physical and mental needs of the residents. • Infrastructure. Crucial for those within, surrounding and passing through the area. The recent consultation majored on housing with acknowledgement of heritage,

environment and sport, all of which we have championed. However, there was no mention of 1. Enterprise/jobs (though we understand the DIO is open to exploring opportunities) 2. How participation and performance sports facilities will truly reach their potential. These are just 2 areas detailed in our response to the DIO. A more comprehensive view can be found on the HDCIC website. Please speak up for this special place. The DIO plans can be seen here: They are asking for feedback so please make the most of this opportunity. They are listening. We are having influence. Also, please go to to support us and see our more detailed response. Help ensure Halton has a future worthy of its past. Thank you. HDCIC is a community company with 250 supporters and run by volunteers


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HS2 viaduct will cause traffic jams in Wendover

The design of the proposed viaduct over the A413 still poses challenges for future traffic volumes, with BucksCC, AVDC, and EK all discounting the evidence documented by HS2 in 2013 based on DfT’s traffic projections. Meanwhile EK and Bucks CC are looking at the need for footpath and cycleway provisions under the viaduct; which appears to have legal precedence compared to avoiding traffic congestion on London Road and the bypass.

HS2 enabling work is continuing locally despite Bucks County Council’s request to suspend activity until formal “notice to proceed” with the construction is given; currently scheduled at the end of 2019.

In addition to the work at Hartley Farm in Rocky Lane reported last month, the site for the construction Entrance to Boswells in foreground. Typical busy compound in Small Dean Lane has now also been fenced traffic mid-day on a weekday. This will not be helped by the off. This is in addition to the More than 1 vehicle every proposed redevelopment of 2 seconds during peak RAF Halton, and at the public compound at Grove Farm, periods, now. exhibition of the plans in May and with the volume of HS2 traffic anticipated to use Small Dean Lane the lack of understanding about commuters the layout of the roundabout at the London from the 1000 homes needing access to end of the Wendover Bypass is now being Wendover Station or the A413 became very evident. Wendover HS2 reviewed.

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June 1919

The Armistice, signed on 11 November 1918, brought fighting to an end on the Western Front, but it was not until 28 June 1919 that the Treaty of Versailles marked the end of the war with Germany. In addition to the main Versailles Treaty there were to be five other separate peace treaties. The Treaties of St Germain, Neuilly, Trianon, Sevres and Lausanne, concluded between 10 September 1919 and 24 July 1923 marked the peace arrangements with Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary and Turkey. The harsh terms of the Versailles Treaty caused great resentment in Germany. This, together with the myth, to be fostered by Hitler, that the German army had been “stabbed in the back” by their politicians, sowed the seeds for the Second World War. As the French Marshal Foch said in June 1919: “It is not a peace, it is an armistice for twenty years”.

3. To give suitable mementoes to those parishioners who have won decorations. 4. To erect a suitable memorial to the fallen men of Wendover.

The committee recommended that the cost of Nos 1 and 2 be met by the parish rate on all ratepayers, and No 3 and 4 be met by voluntary subscriptions. They fixed the dinner for July 3rd, and advertised it, though the invitation to it was not very happily worded. To their dismay the parish meeting, called to sanction the actual sum involved, decided that the dinner should be given by voluntary effort, so Dr West vacated the chair to ruminate on the state of affairs amongst the Norfolk Broads. Where are we now? We presume that someone should give us a lead, and little doubt the money would be forthcoming, as at Stoke Mandeville. Not all the soldiers, however, wish for the ‘feed’ as they call it, but we ought to recognise their The Wendover Magazine of July 1919 sacrifices. Perhaps the Parish Council will reported the celebrations to mark the Peace take the subject up again, for time is short, and most parishes have completed their Treaty. Peace arrangements. “The signing of Treaty on June 28 did not unduly excite the inhabitants of Wendover In the School Log Book the headmaster, either civilian or military. The Government Mr Molineux, gave a more cheerful and injunctions respecting bonfires were obeyed business-like programme for the Peace and as yet no bonfire has been assembled Celebrations on Saturday July 19th: “1 pm. on ‘Old Knoll.’ Mr Hudson has promised Dinner for serving men. 2.30 Children’s practical help with brushwood, etc., when sports. 4.30 Children’s tea, also for older this is done. The Clock Tower bell and the people, over 60. 11pm. Bonfire lit.“ School bell were rattled (we can hardly say rung) at about 8 pm; Ted Deering, having lost Despite the gloomy forecast in the Wendover the art since he left school some ten years Magazine the Bucks Herald reported the ago. The old town was gaily beflagged, and celebrations as a very happy event: the Rev. E Boultbee, with the Rev. W Williams ‘The programme of peace rejoicings assisting, conducted a thanksgiving service arranged for Saturday was carried through at the Church at 7pm. The ‘mafficking’ spirit with success that reflected credit upon all was entirely absent, most people pondered concerned. The inhabitants honoured the whether another ‘scrap of paper’ had been occasion by decorating their residences, and the town presented quite a festive signed.” appearance. Mr F J Pedel, as chairman of The Wendover Magazine continued: “THE the Parish Council, was invited to take the PEACE COMMITTEE June 16, presented initiative in arrangements, and to him and a “fiasco” the like of which has not been his colleagues on the Council much of the witnessed in Wendover during this success was due. The dinner to the returned generation. Back in the winter a parish men was the chief event of the day. Catering meeting was called, and by it was elected a was entrusted to Mr W Pullein, whose committee to take steps to organise peace experience in these matters was a guarantee celebrations. It met several times, and its that everything was as it ought to be. Mr recommendations were accepted by another Mayne on behalf of the Parish Council, read the following address of welcome to the parish meeting. They were as follows: 1. To consider the erection of a Parish Hall, 160 men who attended the dinner. “To the brave men of the township of Wendover and find the approximate cost, site etc. 2. To give a dinner to the parishioners who who served in H M Forces, remembering the have been or are in H.M. Forces; also a thousands who sleep in the fields of France and elsewhere, as well as the bereaved, the tea, etc. to the children. 10

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Parish Council in the name of your fellowtownsmen salute you with warm words of welcome and inexpressible gratitude for the display of flawless courage and devotion but for which this mighty Empire of ours might have been only a memory. As we recall the part you have played there comes to mind the great historic past of our township of which we are justly proud, and it may well be imagined that John Hampden, who represented Wendover in Parliament nearly 300 years ago, looking down at this scene can be heard to say- ‘Splendid boys. Most worthily have you followed in the steps of your forebears”. “Representatives of all the services replied to the address. On behalf of the Navy, CaptainSurgeon Max Onslow-Ford, thanked the people of Wendover for their support for the men at sea. Brigadier-General Lionel Smith of the Royal Horse Artillery said how proud he was to be one of the Wendover men fighting for his country and how grateful he was that now the day of peace had come they could look forward to happier times. Lieut-Colonel G S Smith of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force responded on behalf of the Colonial Forces. He referred to the ready manner in which they came forward to help the Mother Country in their time of need. Personally, he had the great honour in 1914 of coming over with the first New Zealand and Australian Force. Corpl. J S Holland represented the Air Force and spoke of the remarkable growth of this branch of the H.M. Forces. Sergt-Major Freeman, in charge of one of the Labour departments at Halton responded as an old soldier, paying tribute to the manner in which the rank and file had carried out their duties, and pleading that in civilian life ‘the lads’ should now have every consideration. At the close of a happy event the men formed up in line and headed by the buglers paraded the streets of Wendover.” Mike Senior & Val Moir Wendover News would like to thank Mike Senior and Val Moir for all the hard work they have put in to reporting what happened month by month as we marked the Centenary of the Great War as it was known at the time. This is their last piece. Wendover Remembers will be augmented to appear in book form. If you have any extra information to add please telephone 01296 624270 or email

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HS2 June is a busy month for the Wendover Parish Council HS2 team. We are addressing issues raised by Nusrat Ghani MP in the latest negative response from the DfT. They still refuse to put up an expert to meet and to show us why our Mined Tunnel won’t work. In fact, they’ve now accepted that it’s a basis for a workable design, but they say that the Bill won’t allow variations and there’s no way to do the environmental impact assessment changes. Of course if you read the Bill it seems pretty flexible, well, when HS2 want it to be it is, and if you look at the horrifying and permanent destruction that HS2 currently proposes for our area, I’d say that using any excuse with the word “environmental” in it looks like bare faced cheek. Wendover has been able to submit evidence, on HS2, to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) session with the DfT. You can read our submission here written-evidence-for-the-public-accountscommittee. This is a significant step forward

for WPC. We understand that the PAC and Rachael Maskell MP as we continue to already has serious concerns regarding HS2 promote the Wendover Mined Tunnel in costs and their management capabilities. Westminster. HS2’s Operational Noise is back on the agenda. Many people in Wendover were unconvinced by the original Noise Model carried out by HS2 Ltd. It showed that hundreds of houses would be adversely affected by train noise. So, it came as no surprise when EK, the contractor charged with designing the railway, were equally unconvinced and remodelled the whole thing. We are having separate meetings with both HS2 and EK on noise this month. WPC is working with Ellesborough PC and Stoke Mandeville PC to focus on matters to our north. We are waiting for a briefing from HS2/EK. Then we will be cooperating in arranging a public event to discuss matters that affect the residents of all three parishes. We’ll keep you posted on that. We have meetings arranged with Lord Berkeley

The Tax Payers Alliance is no friend of HS2. In a meeting that WPC had with them late last year, we discussed a plan to draw attention to the large number of alternative transport projects that could be funded by the HS2 budget channel more effectively. The result is “The Great British Transport Competition”. Its report was launched by David Davis MP and shows how if the HS2 billions were invested in a better way, the benefits to the north could be realised and additionally many other areas transport priorities could be addressed too. Surely the best outcome for the most people should be the objective. Read more about it at WPC’s team are also working with Wendover HS2, who are doing good things on issues surrounding the Small Dean viaduct's strangulation of the A413. Tom Walsh


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Thank you to everyone who supported the Lenten Lunches, the last of which took place on Tuesday 16 April. This includes the kind volunteers who made the delicious vegetable soups and provided bread and butter. Thus fortified, the majority stayed on for the Lent Course, led by Rev Remco van den Heuvel, which this year was based on the film Les Miserables. £300 was raised and split between a local charity, Aylesbury Town Chaplaincy which organises the Street Angels,; and an international charity, Bega kwa Bega, www., supported locally, which helps about 400 orphans in Uganda with the skills they need to live active, independent lives.

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Sally P writes: "I’m delighted that I’ll be serving my curacy at Wendover and Halton, starting this summer. As I live nearby (in Great Kimble), I’ve grown to know and love Wendover and Halton. Places reflect the communities who have created them, so I’m really looking forward to meeting all who live and work here, and I’ll be praying for you in the BBC Art Editor, Will Gompertz (based in coming months. Buckinghamshire) will start the event at Stoke Mandeville Stadium on Sunday 9 June 2019. Will "Previously, I’ve worked as a calligrapher, teacher, hopes the day will be a huge success, with three local radio presenter, Probation Officer, and copy routes (100k, 60k, and 25k) for participants to enjoy editor. As a self-supporting Curate I’ll continue to across scenic countryside in aid of WheelPower to design and make clergy stoles – the most unusual help provide life changing opportunities for disabled occupation of them all! children and adults to play sport and be more active. "I’m married to Patrick, who is passionate about Another Sally! gardening and golf. Our four adult children are On Saturday 29 June at Christ scattered across the UK, so we share our home Church Cathedral, Oxford, Sally with Harry the English Setter, Sullivan the cat, and Prendergast will be ordained Mel and Sue the chickens, guaranteeing a house as a deacon in the Church of full of mud and laughter…" England and will come to work We are very much looking forward to her arrival... at St Mary's, Wendover and there will be a service at 10am on Sunday 30 St Michael's, Halton. She will June at St Mary's to welcome Sally, followed by be a self-supporting part-time Curate which basically means Sally is 'training on the a barbecue lunch. Rev Sally Moring job' and is supporting herself financially. WheelPower, the National Charity for wheelchair sport, are delighted to announce that those who sign up for the Mix96 Tour de Vale Charity bike ride will be offered a free bike safety check on 2 June 2019 courtesy of event partner Mountain Mania in Tring. Advanced booking is required for the checks.




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The club is currently taking its summer break but the programme of demos, talks, working evenings and all day workshops will resume in September. Please go to wendoverartclub. for further information and updates.

Everyball Tennis Summer Camps

After seeing excellent success with their Easter Camps, Everyball Tennis are looking forward to hosting their Summer Tennis Camps over a 6 week period. With different sessions for ages up to 16 years, the Everyball coaching team are on hand to help attendees with learning and improvement of their tennis skills, as well as fundamental skills that they can use throughout life. If you are looking to start your child’s tennis experience early then there are Sporty Tots tennis sessions for 2½ to under 4 year olds. The coaches use a mixture of fun games and tennis activity to spark your child’s love for the game and develop early skills such as balance and coordination. Parents take part in the sessions too! You will be getting hands on with your children’s tennis experience and taking part in the games, making for a fun family morning session (9:00-9:45 am). For the older children we have the Mini Tennis Camps or the Junior Tennis Camps. The Mini Tennis Camp (for children 4 to 7 years) runs from 9am to 12 noon, offering 3 hours of fun mini tennis with activities and coaching designed to get children ‘playing the game’ as soon as possible. Plenty of fun games and challenges. For the Junior Tennis Camp (for children 7 to 16 years) the coaches focus on learning the game and then developing and sharpening the attendees tennis skills. They cater for all ages and standards and make sure everyone is included and having fun with the different games they have on offer. The Junior Tennis Camps run from 9am to 3pm - in addition the option to take up Everyball’s post camp chill-out hours means the day goes to 5pm.

New for 2019 - on the Junior Camps, you can book the session with lunch, or bring your own packed lunch. Mini Tennis Camps include a mid-morning break with a drink and snack, but lunch is not included. Children are required to bring with them a water bottle, hat, sunscreen, waterproof jacket and wear comfortable tennis gear. Summer Camps weeks are as follows: 22nd-26th July 29th July-2nd August 5th-9th August 12th-16th August 19th-23rd August 27th-30th August If you would like to book you can do so online at or if you have any questions call Halton Tennis Centre’s office on 01296 623453.

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As the orchids bloom in hidden corners of the Chilterns, summer walks with skilled leaders will show you many of these fascinating flowers. All details and booking arrangements (essential!) are on so choose from Saturday 22 June on Bacombe Hill or Sunday 23 June at College Lake and at Aston Clinton Ragpits. For attractive flowers that may be less fashionable than orchids but are actually rarer, sign up for the arable weeds and wildflowers walk at College Lake on Saturday 8 June. If you don’t have access to a computer you can ring 01865 775476 in office hours. Richard Birch, 01296 624511

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Last month saw the completion of the Aylesbury Winter League and a really successful season for both the Blacks and Golds. As Summer approaches, the Sparrowhawks are delighted to be hosting the Summer League for the second year after a great debut last June. Local clubs and teams in the Aylesbury area have once again enthusiastically embraced the chance to continue playing netball for as many weeks as they can. Our Youth Squad (Age 13-16) is also continuing to expand and play in the Aylesbury Youth League.

We are also offering Adult Camps every morning 9am to 12pm noon, which is open to all standards whether you are a beginner, getting back into tennis, or a regular competitive player. If you want to develop your skills or fine-tune your strokes, our coaches have drills and games that will help with both of these in a fun and relaxed 6 July will also see the return of the hugely popular Mixed Charity Tournament, held at atmosphere.

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The senior teams have enjoyed a good start to the season, albeit with 2 losses. In the opening game at Little Marlow, batsmen ruled and despite scoring 273, still lost by 34 runs; Anshuman Pandit 86 and Basil Varghese 80. In the Mid Bucks League, the 1st XI had a big win by 147 runs over Hawridge & Cholesbury, with Tom Jackson, George Robinson and Varghese all scoring 50’s and bowlers Tom McPartlan taking 5-20 and G Robinson 4-9. However, they were badly defeated by Holmer Green in their 2nd game, whilst the 2nd XI have 2 wins out of 2 for their best start to a season in 20 years. They beat Downley 2nd’s by 90 runs, Jean-Marc Maujean 84 and David Phillips 4 wickets and in a low scoring game at Haddenham, they won by 5 wickets due to a fine 69* by Nick Morley.

members are welcome. Details of an August outing next month. Finally, the Society is thriving, membership is double that of last year and monthly meetings are well-attended. Visitors are always welcome.

Wendover Bowls Club

The outdoor season has started quite well with some good results against other clubs. The cold wet weather has not been too kind with some matches being something of a test of endurance. One thing that has become apparent is that some clubs are having trouble raising teams. We even had to “lend” some players to the opposition on one occasion which puts you in a strange position, do you bowl brilliantly against your own club or just well enough not to be a disgrace. Fortunately it was a friendly match and everyone was happy. Our new mower is proving a hit with the mowing team. We now have the roller but await ramps to get it down onto the green. The open evenings proved popular with significant numbers turning up to give bowls a go. Some of them were frighteningly good. They all seemed enthusiastic and let’s hope they were encouraged enough to join.


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Further to the article in last month’s Wendover News, WDAA would like to congratulate Wendover Dementia Support on the opening of The Monday Club CafÊ on the morning of Monday 13 May. If you think you may have some small objects to help with reminiscing, or if you wish to volunteer in taking part on some Mondays please contact Sylvia Oram sylviaoram@ Leaflets are available in Wendover Health Centre, Wendover Library and Costa Coffee and can be seen online at community/wendover-dementia-actionalliance.

Thank you, Wendover Community Library, for hosting a coffee and tea session to mark Dementia Action week, organised by Home Instead, homeinstead., on Thursday 16 May. Lindengate Memory Pathways were present to describe the support they give, There were Reminiscence materials from the library collection and books for people to browse. Wendover Dementia Action Alliance is organising a Tea Dance so please save the date Tuesday 2 July. Dancing, singing and refreshments for people living with dementia, their family and carers.

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Red Carpet is no longer just a hair salon. It has expanded its offer by inviting Bonnie to give beauty treatments as well. Bonnie has a wealth of experience; starting her career in Devon, she moved to Bermuda and finally settled in Buckinghamshire. She managed a beauty salon in Beaconsfield for 10 years but she decided that it was time to work more locally. Bonnie offers luxury manicures, Jessica gels, pedicures, waxing, tinting and ear piercing. She can help with skin blemishes using chemical peels and advanced electrolysis, as well as hair removal. Her chemical peels are very gentle using Medik8 products for which an initial consultation is always a precursor to treatment. If you need a facial, this could lead on to a back, neck, shoulders or full body massage. Other popular treatments include Fake Bake spray tanning as well as LVL lash lift and tint. CryoPen can remove age spots, warts, verucca, skin tags and cherry angiomas, some of which must be assessed by a medical practitioner before treatment. Bonnie is looking forward to meeting you, and in support of her opening she is offering £10.00 off when you spend £30.00. See advertisement page 27. 07875950830 beautybybonniep

Open Farm Sunday at Buckmoorend of insurance to pay for improved service levels in care homes, taxing the winter fuel Farm Shop & Kitchen On Sunday 9 June it will be LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2019 at Buckmoorend Farm situated on the Ridgeway on Missenden Road just outside Butlers Cross. Steph and Daniel Hares would love you to come along to help celebrate the farming industry’s annual open day. It offers a fantastic chance for you to discover real farming at first hand and see for yourself how your food (and much more besides) is produced. It is also a great opportunity for Daniel and the team to shine a light on what they deliver and why supporting British farming matters. The farm will be open from 11am to 4pm. Come and learn about non-intensive farming first-hand, see the animals grazing on home grown food from pasture Sites of Special Scientific Interest, browse in the farm shop and treat yourself to some delicious food and drink from the kitchen. There’s lots to enjoy and if you care about the provenance of your meat and the welfare of the animals, then this is the event for you. A great free day out!

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Wendover News mentioned the owners' desire to create a Forest School in spring 2016 (see article www.wendovernews. Forest School will be open at weekends and during school holidays, initially to encourage primary school age pupils to enjoy the outdoor life with all the benefits that has to offer. For more details go to www. The 50plus have been in business for nearly 20 years. Do call if you need advice or visit our head office at, 110a High Street, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1EB. We are there during office hours but if you need specific advice an appointment is recommended. The 50plus. 01494 784448. enquiries@ See advert page 12.

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Fighting Plastic Fighting Plastic – A Journey

Like many other people, we are trying to reduce our use of plastic. It’s important to keep in mind that the enemy is single use plastic, not all plastic. The plastic mugs we’ve had for 40 years aren’t a danger to the planet. Also, plastic is much lighter to transport than eco-friendly glass, so it saves tons of fossil fuel. Nothing is ever as straightforward as it seems. The issues which triggered our journey were a combination of the David Attenborough effect and a dark suspicion that what we put into the recycling bin may not actually be getting recycled. You hear stories. As our contribution to Wendover Fighting Plastic, this is a list of what we are currently doing, with websites where appropriate. Other retailers are available; these are just the ones we have found. We hope other readers of Wendover News may find our list useful, and contribute their own ideas. *Shop at village markets:Reuse egg boxes Reuse paper bags for bread, mushrooms Buy most veg loose and just put it in your own bag Visit Fillable at the market and see what changes you can make. ( *Never accept plastic bags from shops. Bring your own bags. Since a small charge was introduced there has been a huge drop in the number of these menaces. *Bathroom:Buy bar shampoo and conditioner. Don’t be scared; it’s just as good. Use soap instead of shower gel. Remember soap? It still works! (Both the above, plus lovely solid bubble bath we get from Lush – MK or Oxford or online)

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Local Face: Gary Rance Gary is an Amersham boy who married a Wendover girl, Katrina, and they have lived here very happily since 1986. When he left school in 1975 he wanted to be a gamekeeper but the only jobs on offer were metal turning or wood turning. He flipped a coin and started at Joseph Reynolds in Chesham. Wood turning was a very well known trade in Chesham, a wood based industry using products from Chiltern Forest, now famous for its beech trees. This was a very traditional business which still used steam to power the belts. There were no safety glasses, dust masks or dust extraction in those days, only piles of dangerously flammable sawdust everywhere. How things have changed now that health and safety are taken seriously! Gary was apprenticed to Jack Peacock. His apprenticeship was over a three year period. He was put on piece work, which meant that he would make one item until he became proficient and only then was he moved on to another project. The items this factory made were mostly household/kitchen items. In those days wood turning was not a skill regulated by exams, but NVQs have since been introduced and Gary is always encouraging youngsters into the art and craft of wood turning. By 1990, Gary’s experience of the industry was completely modern and his talents were recognised as he was invited by Racal (now 3M) to demonstrate their machinery at a big exhibition in Wembley. Demonstrations are performed with safety glasses rather than a dust mask so that the audience can hear his pearls of wisdom. Gary is a favourite on the demonstration circuit; he managed 72 in one year. These have been around the UK, Ireland, Scotland, Europe and North America. He has already been booked for Wizardry in Wood 2020,, an event happening once each 4 years which is limited to only 10 people exhibiting their work. Gary has been invited to every one. Gary started his own business wood turning from his own workshop in 1986 and he has never looked back, counting over 500 clients to date. One of Gary’s first recognised pieces was a gavel used by HMQ Elizabeth II in the 1980s. He has also made gavels for Sotheby’s, especially small portable gavels for their trainee auctioneers. Stuart Linford has put other Royal commissions his way including making

a telescope from Victory timber for Prince Andrew and various pieces for Viscount Linley. The latest commission was for a wooden baby’s rattle presented to Prince Harry by the Worshipful Company of Turners of London. In 2012 he won the competition Strictly Wood Turning, organised by Axminster Power Tools to find the quickest and best quality producer of items such as wooden eggs and balls. Gary now has a reputation as one of the fastest turners in the country - he is reputed to be able to turn 100 apples in a day! In 2017 a bowl with apples and pears was Lot 31 in an auction of wood turning art, which raised £500 for Freedom from Torture, providing care for torture survivors arriving and living in the UK. Gary was recently commissioned to make a pair of wooden candlesticks for St Mary’s. His bowls are used as prizes, eg - for the Forestry Commission. He has made DVDs instructing wood turners and sells his own design of wood turning tools. Go to garyrance. In April, Gary was notified that he will be presented with the award of Master in Turning in recognition of his “overall contribution to the art and mystery of the craft of turning”.

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John Lingley Fitness Training, see website for details John 07747 604155 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. 07900 987230 BML Personal Training classes, see website for details - Emma 07969 433351 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 Roxanne 01296 623683 Water Babies, Chilterns MS Centre pool, Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat Cornelli Sugarcraft cake decorating courses. Topics vary, see website for details. Adult & Teenager Yoga Classes. Contact Sarah to book., Yoga classes with Zest Yoga, Halton Tennis Centre Fitness Studio. Wed also BML Fitness 10.45-11.45. GTAG (Give Tennis Another Go) at Halton Tennis Centre, pay as you go coaching sessions 07981 152818 YogaBellies Classes, Mon 19.00-21.45 & SAT 08.45-10.00 Halton Vlg Hall, Wed 10.30-11.30 Wen Mem Pilates, Halton Tennis Centre. Times & costs vary, see website for details www.physioandpilates​ Exercise Sessions open to all, Churchill Hall (next to Your Cafe in the Park, Aston Clinton) 07703844807 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, 07876443392 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 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 Kirsty 07801 594519 Jacqu’in the Box Babies Music and Little Learners age 3-5 years. Wendover Library Room 07948371615 Free friendly run/jog club to suit you. Meet point RAF base Chestnut Avenue. Nikki 07868 873911 The Rotary Club of Wendover & District, Chandos Arms, W Turville, usually 1st & 3rd Mondays Badminton Club for over 18s, £6, (Sep-July, no BH’s) Green Park Sports Centre HP22 5NE Allen 01296 631159 Tai Chi & Qigong Classes, Your Café in the Park 6 & 7pm Tue, St Anne’s Hall noon Wed Simply Walk, Tue 10.00 Wendover Clock Tower, Thu 10.30 Your Cafe Aston Clinton Park, see page 2 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 0845 230 3232 Hatha yoga— Tue 19.00-20.30 Wen Mem Hall; Fri 09.30-11.00 & 11.30-13.00, St Anne’s Hall Play & Learn (term time only), Trinity Centre, RAF Halton 01296 621143 Colour Wheel Art Class (term time only), all topics, Ellesborough Parish Hall Steve Hedges 01844 273076 Bounce & Rhyme (term time only), Library Room, FREE 0845 2303232 Martial Arts Class for Children with ZKS, St Anne’s Hall Sparrowhawks Netball Training, John Colet School - Youth (13-16) 18.00-19.00, Seniors 19.00-20.30 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 enquiries@haltonsing​ FabricHQ sewing. Topics, times & locations vary, see website for details 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 01296 621143 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 Sally 07484 650301 Hartbeats African Drumming, beginner to advanced, pay-as-you-go Justine 07773 047684 Halton Military Wives Choir rehearsals Adult Swimming Classes, Wendover Pool Siobhan 07457 252882 Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell 01296 624089 Aylesbury Sub-Aqua Club at Green Park Pool (term time only) www.aylesburydivers.​ 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 01296 621143 “Charity Thursday” No2 Pound Street - proceeds from hot beverage sales to charity 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 01296 709593 Noah's Ark parent-toddler group (term time only), Wendover Christian Centre Lipreading and Hearing Loss Course, Wendover Library Room (term time only) judy.lipreading@gmai​ Amazing Donkey Youth Club for 10-14 year olds (term time only), Wendover Youth Ctre Paul Hammett 01296 621162 “Friday night is music night” at St Mary’s Church JUST 01296 623123 parkrun, Wendover Woods (by the Café)​endoverwoods Nordic Walking, Wendover Woods Antenatal classes with The Perinatal Partnership, Wendover Children’s Centre Rookie Lifeguard Classes for 8-12 year olds (term time only), Green Park Pool Liz 01296 622895 Cycle Rides with Aylesbury Cyclist Touring Club, locations vary southbuckscycling.or​ Lacey Green Windmill Open, HP27 0PG - weekly until 29 September, also BH Mondays, see page 2 Afternoon Tea at St Mary’s Church, Wendover - weekly until 29 September, see page 2 Bingo at the Legion Club, Chiltern Road, all welcome

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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 Chilterns Walking Festival, throughout the Chilterns Fete & Gymkhana, St Leonard’s Hall HP23 6NW. Gymkhana/Dog Show from 09.30, fete from 14.00 see page 2 Praise & Prayer, St Anne’s Church, see page 3 Aston Hearing - HearToday Event, Cobbles Yard, Thame OX9 3DZ. Also Fri 07, Amersham Town Hall. “Learn My Way” FREE computer training, Wendover Community Library, see page 2 Knit & Natter, Wendover Library Room, see page 2 Breast Friends Aylesbury- Breast Cancer Support Group, Mandeville School HP21 8ES Wendover Parish Council Meeting, Chilterns MS Centre Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society - “Plants & Climate Change”, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN, see page 3 Hospice of St Francis (Berkhamsted) official birthday, events throughout Berkhamsted, see page 3 and website Walk with the Ramblers. 7.3mi, moderate circular walk. 2mi hill climb. Starts The Oak PH HP22 5EU. Wendover Library Reading Group, Wendover Library Room “Pyjamarama” - stories and pyjama party, Wendover Community Library, see page 3 Bucks Art Weeks, throughout Buckinghamshire, see page 11 “Arable Wildflowers” walk at College Lake Nature Reserve, see page 20, register via website Family Fun Day, St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville, see advert page 4 Lindengate Summer Fair, Lindengate Site, World’s End Garden Centre HP22 6BD, see advert front page Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild, S Mandeville Methodist Church. “African Textiles & Beadwork”, see page 4 Wendover Music Concert - Jess Gillam - St Mary’s Church, Wendover, see advert page 4 Wendover Woods Multi Terrain 5k/10k Run for the John Colet School, starting/finishing at the school Open Farm Sunday, Buckmoorend Farm HP17 0UT and Road Farm HP16 9LS, see page 4 Messy Church, starts St Anne’s Hall. FREE. See page 4. Contemplative Fire Christian Fellowship - Pentecost Gathering, St Mary’s Church, Wendover Wendover Evening WI - “Cons & Scams”, St Anne’s Hall, see page 5 Chiltern and District Hard of Hearing Club, Halifax House, Little Chalfont Craft Group, Wendover Christian Centre, see page 5 Wendover Memorial Hall AGM, Wendover Memorial Hall Aston Clinton, Buckland & Drayton Beauchamp Horticultural Society, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS Carers Bucks meeting, Wendover Community Library Room HS2 drop-in information event, Wendover Community Library Chiltern Writers - Suna Erdem. Wendover Library Room, see page 5 Memory Pathways gardening & activity group, Lindengate Site, Worlds End Garden Centre, please book Wendover Local Produce Market, Manor Waste Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre, see page 5 Bucks Family History Society - Members Meeting “Show and Tell” - Turnfurlong Jr School HP21 7PL “Sp£nd, Sp£nd, Sp£nd”, Lindengate Site, Worlds End Garden Centre HP22 6BD, see advert page 4 Bucks Vision “Low Vision Day”, Princes Risborough Community Ctre HP27 9AX, see advert page 4 Mikron Theatre “Redcoats”, Lindengate Site, Worlds End Garden Centre HP22 6BD, see page 6 Legacy Fairs Antiques & Collectors Market, Wendover Memorial Hall, see advert page 7 Wendover Horticultural Society - John Tyler, Wendover Library Room, see page 6 Meditation Classes, Wendover Library Room Aylesbury Ctre of the National Trust - “Whipsnade Tree Cathedral”, Broughton Jr School HP20 1NQ, see page 6 Drop-ins at Lindengate, Worlds End Garden Centre HP22 6BD. FREE. Tring Brewery Tour for Chilterns MS Centre, please book OnScreen “The Green Book” Wendover Library Room. Tickets £5 from the Library, see page 6 Aston Wine Club - Lindsay Oram - Buckland Village Hall, see page 6 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild, S Mandeville Methodist Church. “Print and More Print”, see page 4 Jewels of the Chiltern Hills - Bacombe Hill walk, see page 20, register via website WhizzFizzFest, Aylesbury Town Centre Weston Turville Village Fete, Weston Turville Village Hall, see advert page 7 Acer Corner open for NGS, 10 Manor Road, Wendover, see page 6 11 The Paddocks HP22 6HE garden open for NGS - enjoy spectacular delphiniums and David Austin roses Florence Nightingale Hospice Midnight Walk, starts Aylesbury College, see page 6 Orchid Walk at College Lake, see page 20, register via website Hospice of St Francis (Berkhamsted) Garden Party, Ashridge House, see page 3 and website Buckland Village Open Gardens, £5, with tea and cakes at the church. All proceeds to the church, HP22 5HX Healing & Wholeness Service, St Mary’s Church, Wendover, see page 6 Stoma Support Group, The Kings Church Office HP5 1SD Reading Group for the Visually Impaired, Wendover Community Library The Arts Society Ballinger, Ballinger War Memorial Hall HP16 9LQ W Turville Historical Society - “Archaeological Finds around W Turville”, W Turville Village Hall, see page 6 Chiltern Samaritans Cycle Sportive, please register for details, see page 7 Arts & Crafts Fair for the Friends of Wendover Health Centre, St Anne’s Hall, see page 7 Hospice of St Francis (Berkhamsted) “Walk with Us”, throughout Berkhamsted, see page 3 and website Service (10.00) & BBQ (after service) to welcome curate Sally P to St Mary’s Church, Wendover, see page 19 Cream Teas at St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville, see advert page 4

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Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

View from the Chair

Once again, I have been voted into the chair of WPC. A chairman’s job is mainly to facilitate the work of the council’s various committees and to ensure that all councillors get a fair say at the monthly council meetings. I do work closely with our professional staff and often act as a link between various organisations, councils and the community. Contact me through The Clocktower if you ever have a question or a comment. One of WPC’s priorities is always to make sure that Wendover gets its fair share of policing. I have good news on that front. The police have improved their communications with WPC in recent months and they have reported some recent success in dealing with antisocial behaviour in Wendover. The police do need your help though. The community needs to be the eyes and ears by feeding information into the police system. To report any concerns in your neighbourhood please email WendoverNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn. This service is not monitored out of office hours and is not for reporting crimes or incidents. To report these please contact Thames Valley Police on 101, this is a nonemergency number. You can also register at to receive free crime alerts and info about where you live. Another priority that I think I share with many other Parish Council Chairmen is to attract new councillors. PC’s are now more social enterprises than talking shops. They are the single most effective way that an individual can influence the way that the place that they live in develops. Things that matter, like play areas, allotments and green spaces are only part of what we do. How we relate to other

strands of government on planning, transport with some distressed phone calls from and environmental issues. How we campaign parents who couldn’t find the last bunny, but against the things that our community doesn’t their children were refusing to give up! like and how we support the good things that Wendover needs. They’re all part of being a Parish Councillor. Why not try it? Tom Walsh

Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 4 June 7:30pm Chilterns MS Centre

Website Update & Competition

We have recently given our website a face lift and to celebrate the occasion, we are running an online competition for the month of JuneWhere’s Tommy?! We have hidden a picture of our Chairman, Tom Walsh, on one of our website pages. Visit and let us know where Tom is hiding by sending us a message via the Contact Us Page. You could win a prize! The winning entry will be drawn Playground Safety from a hat on Thursday 4 July. It has been brought to our attention that children are misusing the playground facilities Local Produce Market and putting themselves in danger. Our Saturday 15 June 9am to 1pm groundsmen often see children climbing on Manor Waste top of the playground equipment and were recently able to snap an in-action picture. Easter Hunt Winner This kind of activity is very dangerous and Thank you to everyone who took part in the could result in serious injuries! Please advise Wendover Easter Hunt, there were 81 entries and remind children who frequent our in total. On Monday 29 April, our Chairman playgrounds to use the equipment safely & Tom Walsh pulled the winner from a hat of appropriately. correct entries. Congratulations to Callie who won with help from her little brother, Cory. WPC enjoyed watching the excited children searching for the bunnies on the High Street,

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