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Ashbrook (Castle) Park

The winners and runners-up in both age groups each received a trophy and every child who took part was awarded a medal.

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Wendover Cricket Club

Sunday 7 July was a hugely significant day for Wendover Cricket Club. Not only was it the day of their annual President’s Day match held at The Witchell, more detail on page 20, but also the inaugural Wendover CC Junior Cricket Development Tournament held at their Ellesborough Road ground.


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to kids who normally don’t get a chance to play tournament cricket. We look forward to hosting a bigger and even better tournament in 2020.” More details on page 20.

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Chris Pim, Wendover CC’s Junior Manager said, “We would just like to thank all who participated and helped to make our first (and Bucks’s first) Development Cricket Tournament a huge success.” Werner Van Rensburg, Head Coach of Wendover CC Junior section is already looking forward to next year – “We achieved the goals we set ourselves in providing an opportunity

RAF Flypast

Tuesday 20 August at 1.30pm

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

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

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Sunday Afternoon Teas

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

Regular Events at Wendover Library

“Learn My Way” computer training 1st Tuesday of each month, please book. Knit & Natter, 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 1.30-3.30pm. Scrabble Club, 4th Tuesday, please register. “Jigsaw Challenge” ongoing. Please be aware that if you’d like to participate in the many consultations available via Bucks County Council at https://democracy. aspx?bcr=1, hard copies are usually available at Wendover Community Library.

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13 July – 14 September. A selling exhibition featuring work by the Olney ceramicist and printmaker. ROBOT: A Collection of Robots, Cyborgs and Androids 27 July – 31 August. A spectacular exhibition to capture your imagination featuring robots, cyborgs and androids in all their various designs and guises, including a variety from favourite movies. Admission charge. For charges, opening and activity times, birthday parties and more please check

Cycle Rides and Local Walks

Simply Walk meets each Tuesday at 10:00 at Wendover Clock Tower and each Thursday at 10:30 at ‘Your Café’ in Aston Clinton Park. Leisurely and longer walks, 45 minutes plus. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register with the walk leader. See also pages 30 & 31.

The Ramblers have a programme of organised 2-5pm, HP27 0PG The windmill is open Sundays and Bank walks of varying length and difficulty locally. More on Holiday Mondays until 29 September. and pages 30 & 31.

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Cornelli Sugarcraft (see advert page 11) runs Aylesbury Cyclist Touring Club has courses each term, www.cornellisugarcraft. group rides throughout the county, see southbuckscycling.or​ Any bike will See events pages 30 & 31. do as long as it’s roadworthy. Newcomers Charity Coffee Mornings welcome, please try an easy-paced ride first. Thu, 10am-12noon, No2 Pound St Easy-Paced Rides 09.30am Sundays; please Did you know that No2 Pound Street gives see the website for details. away all money raised from coffee and hot Wendover and Halton Cycling Club meets beverage sales (terms apply) on Thursday weekly at 18.30 Wednesdays & 08.30 mornings? Come find similarly minded Sundays. All meetings at Halton UK tennis people who are raising valuable funds whilst and sports village. Parking, showers/ enjoying a lovely coffee and a slice of cake! changing and café on site. Contact Otec Bikes for information 07824 828024.

Bucks County Museum & Roald Dahl parkrun meets Saturdays at 9.00 near Children’s Gallery the Wendover Woods main car park. 5km Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Pots & Prints by Deborah Hopson-Wolpe

Dr Lynda Raybould and Dr Tracy Johnson welcome new and existing patients Perry House Dental Surgery was established in 1981 and we are still growing our practice, increasing and improving what we offer to give our patients the best service we can. Dr Lynda Raybould and Dr Tracy Johnson offer a range of competitively priced treatments including general family dentistry, hygienist appointments and cosmetic work such as whitening and Smilelign orthodontics. We work holistically with you, to give you a healthy mouth.

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La Grande Aventure Cycle Ride for Pace

Would you like to cycle from Aylesbury to Ypres in aid of Pace Children’s Charity? The ride takes place 11-15 September, but if you’d like to take part, please register by 31 July. www.

Play around the Parishes

Thu 1 & Tue 27, 1.30-4.30pm, Ashbrook (Castle) Park For children aged 1 to 11. This is a FREE event with lots to explore, a bouncy castle, circus skills, arts and crafts, giant games and even soft play! Details at

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Fri 2, 2pm-6pm, Stoke Mandeville Stadium WheelPower, the national charity for Wheelchair Sport, would like to invite all current and former volunteers to the 50th anniversary celebrations for the world renowned Stoke Mandeville Stadium. Please contact the WheelPower Team on

Aston Clinton Beer Festival

2-4 August, Aston Clinton Combined School HP22 5JJ The Aston Clinton Beer Festival, now in its 8th year, was born out of a genuine love of the UK beer scene and a wish to help those around us. Three days of fun, food, music, and beer, too! Tickets from

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and playing fields, on Wednesday 7 August from 1.30 to 4pm. Lots of activities and stalls for you and your little ones. Face painting, giant games, refreshments, and lovely cakes. Children’s Entertainer (free). See our 3 wheeler-3 seater ‘Teddy Bear’ dressed tricycle, and take your little one’s photo with our Rotary BIG TED. Tombolas for children and grown-ups. Bring a picnic lunch, and don’t forget your Teddy Bears. Any funds raised will go towards local Rotary supported charities. See advert page 4.

Wed 7, 10am-12noon, St Mary’s Church

Wendover U3A is for people who are no longer in full time employment. Come along to the coffee

morning and find out about its 60 interest groups ranging from Archaeology to Wine Appreciation. For more information contact: Delicious home-made cakes and scones or call 01296 623394.

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Craft Group

Wed 7 & 21 10am-12noon, Wen Christian Ctre Join others at Craft Group, open to all. If you REE enjoy knitting, sewing, crocheting, painting, Activities include giant games, ENT drawing or colouring or any other kind of RY face painting, refreshments craft, there’s room for you. Please bring your Suitable for children aged 0-10 Children must be accompanied by an adult own materials if possible. Refreshments provided at about 11am. Bring your own picnic Wednesday 7 August 2019 1.30pm - 4pm F

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Chiltern Writers

Thu 8, 8pm, Wendover Library Room Claire Steele – “Raw Writing” workshop. Claire will be running a workshop on the theme “Go with the flow – a workshop in ‘raw writing’ to encourage the creative flow and unlock writer’s block.”

Rotary Teddy Bears Picnic

Wed 7, 1.30-4pm, W Turville Village Hall Wondering what to do with your little ones Wendover WI during the long (hopefully sunny) summer? Tue 13, 7.30pm, St Anne’s Hall Come along to the 7th Teddy Bears Picnic Ruriko Kojima will be demonstrating “The Art at Weston Turville Village Hall, HP22 5RW, of Japanese Flower Arrangement”. Ikebana

NEWS FROM WENDOVER HEALTH CENTRE - 01296 623452 Wendover Health Centre is also on Same Day Service

On 1 July we introduced a new service across the three Westongrove practices aimed at providing timely and efficient care for patients who have urgent health problems. All patients requiring care on the same day will receive a call back from a doctor or nurse. Many problems can be dealt with over the phone, but where required a face-to-face appointment will be arranged with a member of the clinical team. This service is not intended for follow up of continuing health problems. Please assist our Receptionists by answering their questions when you call us, this will help them to ensure that your problem is dealt with in the most appropriate and effective way.

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Increasing demand for our services mean that there is sometimes a shortage of parking places at the Health Centre. The car park is private property and is reserved for use by bone fide visitors to the Health Centre. If you can walk or park elsewhere that would be very welcome. We reserve the right to use the services of a parking management company if this becomes necessary at a future date.

Changes to the Doctor Team

We welcome Dr Martin Twine who has joined the team; he has taken over Dr Claire Chappell’s list. Dr Angus Perry, who has been with us as a Registrar, will be staying on from August as a salaried GP.

Friends of Wendover Health Centre

The Friends are a registered charity whose aim is to support the care of patients registered at the Health Centre. One of the main services they offer is transport to hospital appointments. If you are interested in volunteering as a driver please speak to their representative on the Friends’ desk in the foyer This space paid for by Wendover Health Centre.

For a BkB charity sale on Saturday September 7th, we are asking for donations of frocks, handbags and hats that you have loved but no longer use. Please note, we need good quality items, not jumble .

Please contact one of us: Kathy:, 07956 221954 Viv: Dee: 07849 805592

WENDOVER MUSIC 2019 Season of Concerts


A new app, Ask NHS, is now available free to download on any mobile device. It provides a symptom checker, self-care advice and access to book a GP appointment. A virtual healthcare assistant, Olivia, asks a series of questions to assess your symptoms in a clinically safe way, and will then recommend the most appropriate care for you. This might be self-care advice via, a GP appointment or call back, or she may direct you to urgent or emergency care. If you have a new health problem, please use the Ask NHS App first, before you call us.

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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

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opportunity to experience God’s loving presence and healing touch. It is for everyone in the community. You do not need to be a church goer to attend. Anyone who is challenged by physical or mental illness, who is experiencing trauma or loss, or who Messy Church is supporting someone who is suffering may Wed 14, 3.30-5.30pm, starts in St Anne’s Hall find this helpful. September’s service is at St All are welcome to enjoy messy (and not so Anne’s Church. messy) theme-related activities, a story and song and a meal together. No age restrictions Wendover Horticultural Society and no charge. Children, please remember Thu 29, 2.30pm, outing A trip to Dinton Vineyard, £10 includes to bring an adult with you. transport, tea and a glass of their bubbly Book Club “Dinton Folly”. Non-members welcome, Sat 17, 10.30-11.30am, Wen Christian Ctre contact Diane on 01296 624401 or diane. What are you reading this summer?. Others September’s at Book Club would love to know! No set meeting will be at the Library Room as usual. books to read, just interesting conversation about whatever we’ve been reading. We Coming Soon - Save the Date! • 7-29 September - Herts Open Studios begin with coffee and often cake. • 8 September - Rennie Grove Chilterns 3 Peaks Service for Wholeness & Healing • 12 September - Friends of Wendover Sun 25, 4pm, St Mary’s Church Library Golf Day A short, gentle service, which offers the • 12 September - Open rehearsal with

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Events Aylesbury Festival Choir, see below • 14, 15, 21 September - “Drawn to the Chilterns”, Loft Studio, Wendover • 5 October - Lindengate Autumn Apple Fair • 10 October - Wendover Quiz begins, see page 32 • 17 October - Chiltern Brewery Tour & Tasting, benefits Pace Children’s Charity, see below • 19 October - Wendover Sings, see below • 17 November - Tapathon for Children in Need

20th Annual Quiz

Is it possible that the Quiz has been running for 20 years? More details in Matters Arising page 32. Please download your application form from annual-quiz and make sure you complete and submit it by Sunday 1 September.

Posh Frocks, Handbags and Hats – Bega kwa Bega Charity Sale Saturday 7 September 12-3pm St Anne’s Church in Wendover has supported Bega kwa Bega Uganda for a number of years. The charity provides education for

Ugandan orphans, and provides a mobile You can find out more about the charity on: health clinic, clean water supplies, and See advert page 4. training for villagers in essential life skills such as nutrition, agriculture, health and Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge income generation. . . . is 8 September. The Rennie Grove Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge once again takes to the We are holding a fund-raising sale of posh stunning Bucks countryside. The annual event frocks, handbags and hats on Saturday is a unique opportunity to soak up miles of 7 September, 12-3 pm at Downley rolling landscape in the company of others and Community Centre, School Close, Downley, raise vital funds at the same time. To register, High Wycombe HP13 5TR. We will be check out serving cream teas and refreshments. There is no entry charge, just come along with your Open Rehearsal friends and family and have a look. Aylesbury Festival Choir is having a concert of In advance of the sale we are asking for Choral Classics 30 November, and is holding donations of frocks and or good quality an open rehearsal at 7.30pm 12 September outfits, handbags and hats. Please contact in Bedgrove Junior School. If you ever fancied having a go at the Hallelujah Chorus, now’s any of us: Kathy:, 07956 221954 your chance! Viv: Dee: 07849 Murder Mystery Night 805592 On Saturday 28 September, join the If you have something to donate to the sale, Quaintwood Players at Wendover Memorial we can collect if necessary. Hall for dinner and to hone your detective

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Events skills whilst raising money for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity as the Players perform a murder mystery play – will you be able to work out ‘whodunnit’? The evening includes a two course dinner with a choice of Beef Bourguignon or Mushroom Stroganoff plus a licensed bar at the venue. Tickets cost just £20 per person and can be bought from online at or from the FNHC Shop in Wendover or by calling 01296 429975. All the profits from this event go towards the provision of hospice care at Florence Nightingale Hospice in Aylesbury, supporting patients and their families.

Chiltern Brewery Tour and Tasting

Gather your friends & family for a lesson in brewing, followed by beer tasting and English tapas to benefit Pace Children’s Charity on Thursday 17 October 6-9.30pm. Tickets £20 from

Parish Council, are organising another singing workshop followed by an evening concert in aid of Parkinson’s UK on Saturday 19 October in St Mary’s Church, Wendover. This will follow a similar format to the event two years ago which raised more than £2,000 for the charity.

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE Beethoven to The Beatles on Saturday 19th October See editorial page 7 WENDOVER SINGS is recruiting singers for one performance only of the above event. Rehearsal is in the afternoon of the 19th, performance in the evening. Adults £10. Accompanied Children £5 If interested, please email the Parish Office at Kevin Towler on 01296 622390 or Carol Crockett on 01296 612528. in aid of

Come and sing: take part in the afternoon workshop, from 1.30 to 5.00pm, led by Jill WENDOVER MEMORIAL HALL Neenan. With the purchase of a ticket (see Great for Children’s Parties advert top right) you will receive a list of the Ideal for Weddings & Functions songs and links so you can listen to them Excellent kitchen facilities first. There will be details of the scores for Enquiries : 07804 671445 those who wish to purchase them. Singers of all ages (year 7+) and abilities are welcome.

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“Kids Clean Britain Day” is the brainchild of 9 year old Lola W, and this exciting new event is coming to Wendover on

Saturday 21 September 2019.


As a Year 4 student at Wendover Junior School, Lola wanted to do her ‘bit’ for the environment and climate change by organising a day when she and other children can pick up litter in their neighbourhood. Her hope is to enlist the help of other local children and their families to join her on a local litter picking day.

schemes, such as Rubbish Bingo. And as an extra bonus, I contacted Tesco to tell them of my idea, they loved it too, and have agreed to sponsor the event and give every child who participates, a FREE ICE CREAM, when they deliver their rubbish collection! I’m super pleased about this!” Lola along with her fellow pupils from Wendover Junior School will be leading the campaign and it will be incorporated in the extra-curricular education and on the agenda of the school’s Environmental Council. However, the event is open to anyone who is keen to join in the fun and do their “bit” for the community.

Lola would like to encourage children and their families to walk their local areas (streets, woodlands, waterways etc) collecting any litter (general & recyclable litter) and bring it all to the hard-standing area, in front of Budgens, Wendover. Aylesbury Vale District In May 2019, Lola wrote to Rt. Hon. David Council’s refuse team will be on-hand to “I really hope this can turn into an annual Lidington, local Councillors (Cllrs. Newcombe, remove it. event but my dream is for it to run nationally! Strachan, & Bowles), and the Parish Council (Chairman Tom Walsh & Cllr Stephen Worth) Lola said, “Being a kid myself, I want this And inspire other kids to feel empowered and to outline her idea. They all loved the event to also be a fun day out for everyone, take some control in “Cleaning Up Our Future”. concept and along with Headteacher at WJS not just about collecting the rubbish, but Mr Kynaston, have agreed to support Lola to creating awareness to think before we litter. We are going to play games & have reward help make the idea happen.

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School Governance - John Hampden staffing, budgets, premises and more. So it’s At the John Hampden School Wendover (the infant school for 4–7 year-olds) we have vacancies for new Governors to join our Governing Board – could you be one of them?

vitally important that schools have strong governance, and governors have the relevant skills to ensure that these areas are being carried out as effectively as possible.

Volunteering locally comes in many shapes and sizes, and investing time as a school governor is hugely worthwhile and rewarding. Governors play a significant part in helping to shape the futures of our community’s children by ensuring that the best possible opportunities are provided.

Governors typically attend two or three short meetings every half-term, plus spend time in school talking to staff and pupils. Meetings are always held at the school and generally on a Tuesday or a Thursday at 4.30pm. There is a full induction process and plenty of training on offer, with ongoing support from staff at Buckinghamshire County Council.

Governors do not need any professional background in the education world, nor do they need to be a parent or grandparent of a pupil at the school. They just need the willingness to get involved and offer their skills, and time. Whilst the commitment is not insignificant, being a Governor is highly rewarding in many ways.

The John Hampden School Wendover is currently looking to appoint new Governors, particularly those with skills and experience in finance, human resources, and marketing. If this sounds like you, and you would like to learn a little more about being part of the school’s Governing Board, we would love to Schools have to be run like businesses; just like hear from you – please make contact via the the companies you’ll know and have worked website, for. They have significant responsibilities for ideally by the end of August 2019.


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Fighting Plastic Budgens

#fightingagainstplastic Sweeney’s Budgens plan to be at the forefront of stopping single use plastics. Hopefully you will have seen some of our first steps in store, but there is much more to come. 1. Recycling We have introduced recycle bins at the front of the store.

wrapping. This is only available for fruit and veg products currently. c) CLEAN cling film: many people are desperate to recycle cling film but this can only be achieved through a bulk service. Customers can bring CLEAN cling film to the recycling bin in Budgens and it will be returned to the distribution depot. d) Crisp packets: used crisp packets are cleaned and shredded, then turned into plastic pellets which are transformed into park benches, plant pots, watering cans and cool bags. 2. Fruit and Vegetables We stock a range of loose fruit and vegetables and have introduced paper bags to replace plastic bags. If customers get behind buying more loose fruit and veg, we will be able to expand the range even further. We would like to stock more but we are mindful about preventing food waste from unsold products. 3. Bakery Most of the bread and cakes we ‘bake off’ in store are unpacked and likewise most of our Rex Bakery (not sliced) is sold without packaging. Recyclable paper bags are available for customers that require packaging. Again, we are investigating how to increase this unpacked range even further.

no GM pillow tea bags. Tea Pigs are made from corn-starch and 100% biodegradable you can pop them in with your food waste collection where they will break down within 12 weeks (best avoid putting them in home compost, as they do need high heat and pressure to break down - which won’t be met at home). They have also switched the inner plastic bag to a new wonder material called Natureflex which is made from wood pulp and suitable for home composting. 6. Plastic Water Bottles We stock ‘CanO Water’. CanO Water is an infinitely recyclable alternative to plastic bottles. Recycle your can and it will be back on the shelf in as little as 6 weeks. The can is also refillable and resealable. In addition to this, customers can request for their reusable water bottles to be filled up in store. Larger size waters are available in glass bottles. 7. Cleaning Products We stock ‘Method’ range of cleaning products. Not only is Method cruelty free and environmentally friendly, Method leads the industry in the use of 100% recycled plastic in their cleaning and hand wash packaging. Alongside this, we stock the wellknown Ecover products and we are about to expand the range.

4. Meat and Black Plastic Trays • Our local farm shop, Kings Farm, has been 8. Prepared Meals and Black Plastic Trays at the forefront of tackling the use of the • Cook has moved its kids’ meals from black dreaded black tray packaging (which is plastic trays into easily recycled cardboard often not recyclable). Kings Farm meat ones. Side dishes will follow imminently, sold in Sweeney’s Budgens is now sold in and the two-portion meals change over later this year. new biodegradable trays. There are now individual bins ready to • • The majority of ‘Farm Fresh’ and ‘Discover The Mediterranean Pie (Vegetarian) ready receive different packaging materials: the Choice’ fresh meat is now sold in clear meals, made locally in Thame, have no a) Batteries: Budgens has been recycling black plastic trays. plastic trays that can be recycled. batteries for many years now. When batteries • Quorn (meat free) and Cauldron (vegan) rot away in landfill sites the chemicals from 5. Tea also have clear plastic trays. them may leak into the ground, which can 96% of tea bags sold contains plastic. Brew Tea Co. packaging is fully recyclable, We have many more very exciting cause soil and water pollution. b) Fruit and veg packaging: clear plastic including the tea bag. Their tea bags are developments to reduce single use plastics, packaging can be removed by customers made from soilon and the clear inner bags so be vigilant when you are in the shop. once they have passed through the are made from Nature Flex both of which Terri McGilip checkouts and we have separate bins to can get recycled in your Food Waste Bin. Manager, Sweeney’s Budgens recycle this plastic and associated cardboard Clipper are plastic free, un-bleached and

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HS2 Noise: It’s worse than we thought

AVDC: Will they play their part? Noise is one factor to be considered by AVDC at the planning application, schedule 17, stage. I wish that I had more confidence that it will be properly dealt with. The Bill makes it possible for planning authorities to “kick the can down the road” by leaving noise for future action, when the railway is operational. There is then a mechanism for HS2/EK are still working on the noise problem operational noise to be measured in realbut if the railway operates at the planned time and for further mitigation steps to be speed of 360kph, and it could operate much retrospectively applied. faster than that (track design is for 400kph), it’s looking like noise nuisance will affect How much stomach there’ll be for getting twice as many homes in Wendover Parish into a complex legal punch up to impose (up to 500 homes) to a greater extent than noise reduction measures on the operator, was indicated at the Parliamentary hearings. once the thing is running, your guess is as good as mine. Retrospective measures like Wendover, and many other areas on the more barriers (difficult to install if the land route, will be left with a clearly unacceptable has been returned to the farmer), or slowing situation. The landscape will be forever the trains down (truly enormous cost/ scarred by ugly noise barriers and earthworks. scheduling implications) don’t look either Despite this, many of us will still experience practical or likely. My view is that AVDC high levels of train noise night and day. should get out in front of this problem and Much higher than HS2’s own noise levels use their powers to make HS2 meet its noise as published in Information Paper E20 and obligations now. the EMR. Far greater than the recent World Why not Email your District Councillors and Health Organisation recommendations. tell them what you think? The PC has lodged a formal complaint to HS2 Cllr Steve Bowles: on the noise issue and David Lidington has uk; Cllr Richard Newcombe: rnewcombe@ been briefed. Our Cheaper, Quicker, Simpler Cllr Peter Strachan: Tunnel is the answer. The WPC HS2 team and WHS2 have now had two technical meetings with HS2/Eiffage Kier (EK) on the subject of operational noise. It looks more and more likely that the noise levels promised to MP’s and the Lords were definitely “pie in the sky” and that they now look to be unobtainable.



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Other things On a positive note it sounds as if David Lidington is getting somewhere with setting up a meeting of tunnelling experts. No date yet but positive noises from him. He is also setting up a meeting with BCC/EK regarding the Small Dean viaduct effect on the A413. On Wednesday 3 July I had a very positive meeting with the Shadow Rail Minister, Rachael Maskell MP. Labour are in favour of HS2 but they are not convinced by the scheme as it is presented or of the way it is being delivered. Rachael listened very attentively and seemed to take on board the benefits offered by the Mined Tunnel and also our view that HS2, as a project, should be subject to a peer review process. Many other large projects have found this type of review invaluable. A meeting took place on Monday 8 July, in Birmingham, on the subject of Hydrogeology. I attended with Andy Band and Murray Cooke of Wendover HS2. Andy leads for us on Hydrogeology. I was dismayed to find that not much has changed on Hydrogeology in the last 12 months. There are still tests to be carried out and vital data has not trickled down from HS2 to inform crucial design elements. Not a meeting to inspire confidence in the project at all. Tom Walsh

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Larry's Ukulele Tour "It seemed a good idea . . ." Have you met Larry Warr on one of the days when he manages the Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop in Wendover? You may have seen him with his uke outside the shop from time to time.

At the official celebration of the opening of the Hospice's 30th year in March, people were encouraged to do something for 30 minutes to raise £30. On the way home, an idea started developing: to sing and play for 30 minutes at each of the 8 shops ending at the Hospice itself, all within an 8 hour working day. The FNHC team loved the idea and Larry's wife Sue, a Hospice nurse, said Go for it. Sue became driver, time keeper, supplier of food and drink. Larry's best mate and great guitarist, Malcolm, joined the party along with another friend, Adrian, also a very experienced ukulele player.

On Friday 14 June skies were grey with drizzle. As the merry band set off to Winslow the rain set in but by the time they reached the Aylesbury shop, the sun was shining and the enthusiasm reached people on a bus and nearby office workers, too. The collection bucket was getting heavier. In Haddenham, Red Kite Radio interviewed them and in Thame the next door pub joined in the fun. Wendover turned out in huge numbers including temporary reinforcements from the Wendover Ukelele Group. At the Hospice they were able to play for residents in the garden. Thanks to everyone who supported in person or online. Donations of nearly £500 were raised on the day. Sue managed everything brilliantly, and the day was an absolute joy.

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As Wendover News went to press, the residents of the Ellesborough Road Cottages received notice to quit in preparation for HS2 Ltd to possess the cottages. More information online as it comes in. The HS2 project has been making national headlines with renewed government scrutiny and a review suggesting potential cancellation. Progress is also being made at a local level. We’re very pleased that local action has resulted in HS2 agreeing to pay for the Very Low Noise Surface for the Wendover Bypass (see next article). The design of the Wendover Dean Viaduct (near the Firecrest) was revealed in July prior to submission to AVDC for planning approval. This involved revised modelling by Eiffage Kier designers showing that a key noise source is the train pantographs (that connect the train to the overhead powerlines). This problem is not solved by 6m high noise barriers. This will also affect 100s of Wendover homes from the proposed A413 Viaduct, the Embankment and the Cutting beside the bypass. Two other issues revealed by the EK design for the Wendover section include the future traffic restriction on the A413 and the lack of a solution to the Coombe Hill aquifer damage which threatens the spring water flowing to the Grand Union Canal and Weston Turville Reservoir. The mined tunnel addresses all these issues. We are working further with David Lidington MP to get the DfT and HS2 Ltd to allow EK to examine this alternative before seeking AVDC planning approval later this year. Wendover HS2

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A Visit from Alpacas Alpacas are a rare sight in nursing homes. But here they are (see photo) visiting the Leonard Pulham Nursing Home in Halton. They even looked in on residents who wanted to see them but couldn't leave their rooms. Events like this are an everyday part of life for Liz Jones, who has just celebrated 26 years as Activities Organizer at Leonard Pulham. Repeated inspections have praised the activities and stimulation provided for residents. Liz's role is crucial but she insists it's a team effort involving nurses and all support staff. It is not just that everyone is respected as an individual; she says, "Our residents look forward to the interaction and activities. If their personal routines aren't followed sympathetically, they won't have a sense of well-being and they won't welcome the activity - and getting involved is always a choice for our residents."

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Some of the activities on offer are what you might expect: quiz afternoons, whist drives, knitting circles, visits from Pets as Therapy dogs, entertainers. Perhaps more unusual are the interaction with local schools, visiting DJs, seated dancing, Tai Chi, exotic animals Caring for the whole person and not just providing for physical needs, is clearly a as well as a visit from Alpacas. team effort. But no one would deny the Liz, who lives locally, also take residents contribution that Liz and her team makes to out on trips often using the Wendover the well-being of Leonard Pulham residents.

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The Chequers Inn in Weston Turville was visited by an AA inspector and received its second AA Rosette in June. The team at The Chequers Inn is very proud to achieve two of these prestigious awards within three years. Why not drop in?

making a big difference to local people living perhaps on a career break and are able to with cancer or other life limiting illnesses. spare a few hours on a regular basis, this volunteer role might be for you. There is Now approaching its second anniversary, a particular need for help in the Marlow, the charity’s Supporting Hands team hopes Maidenhead, Burnham, Denham, Iver and to boost its numbers as it expands to meet Gerrards Cross areas, but vacancies also the needs of families throughout its Hospice exist across the charity’s south Bucks and at Home services in Bucks and west Herts. Wycombe teams.

From helping to get people out of the house, for example a visit to the garden centre or coffee shop, helping out the Mums and Dads of children receiving care from our children’s hospice at home team, to preparing a light meal or helping with a bit of gardening, the tasks taken on by Supporting Hands The award and the Chequers team. volunteers help lighten the load for local people and their families facing particularly Supporting Hands Can you offer a Supporting Hand to local challenging times. And although practical help is always needed, the emotional hospice at home patients and families? support that comes from a chat over a cuppa and a bit of companionship can also be all Can you lend a hand? Rennie Grove Hospice that’s needed to make life less daunting. Care is seeking people with a little time to spare to join a team of volunteers who are If you are recently retired, not working, or

“Demand for our specialist nursing service in patients’ homes has been increasing each year, especially in south Bucks,” said Jenny Skinner, Supporting Hands Project Lead. “We launched Supporting Hands so that we could ensure that patients and their families receive all the support they need to ensure they continue to have the choice to remain at home, surrounded by friends and family for as long as possible.” You don’t need any formal qualifications to become a member of Rennie Grove’s Supporting Hands team, but you will need to be able to spare a few hours on a regular

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Volunteers provide informal support; the role is not that of a cleaner, gardener or personal WI helps with Best Kept Village carer, and volunteers do not provide clinical and In addition to medical support or advise on medical matters. m a i n t a i n i n g Volunteer Barbara Brereton joined up some of the when the scheme was launched in the p l a n t i n g summer of 2017. Emotional support and a r o u n d companionship are key elements of the help Wendover, the she gives through chats about their families Wendover WI and places they have lived and visited. “It litter-picked in wasn’t long before I realised we had many the village prior to the judging of the Best Kept Village Competition in June. Thanks for things in common,” she said. your efforts, ladies! “I think if you can make a difference to someone going through a difficult and Sunday Opening bewildering time in their life by offering The Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop on them a ‘Supporting Hand’ then that is both a Wendover High Street launched its Sunday privilege and a very worthwhile experience,” opening hours on 7 July. Have you dropped in yet? The shop is open 10am-4pm Sundays. she added.

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Local News Chancellor, Education, at Buckinghamshire interrogated, and expectations, doubts and New University at the opening of its Art & death are confronted. Design Summer Show. “As an Iranian living in the UK and abroad for The Show, which ran in June at the University’s a long time, my new experiences have merged Campus in Queen Alexandra Road, High with my old memories driving me with an urge Wycombe, included a range of eye-catching to share my feelings through writing,” explains work from final-year students across its Art & Tajalli of his latest novel. “Over the last 40 years, Iran has experienced significant changes Design courses. that have affected so many lives. I see similar “The great work on display from our students is events all around the world that will impact testament to the dedication, expertise and effort upon future generations. These observations of all of the University staff,” added Prof McLeod. are my motives for writing Memories of Now.” “We are immensely proud of the creativity and talent displayed by our students.” Born in Iran, Tajalli Keshavarz has lived in the UK for most of the last 40 years and is now The Show came after Fashion courses at based in Buckinghamshire. Memories of Now Bucks New University were named the best in is his fourth fiction title. He has also published London and the South East according to the three volumes of poetry in Persian. Guardian University Guide 2020. The degree programmes, which include Fashion Design and L'Etape UK Textile Design, also rank fifth best nationally in the independently compiled league tables. For more details about the show and photos of works displayed, please visit https://

who visited on the day. We were (still are) overwhelmed by the amazing response & feedback received by you. Not only did the weather hold out for us, but we were lucky enough to welcome over a 1000 visitors through our gates. THANK YOU! If you missed it, don’t worry, there will be another Buckmoorend Farm Open Farm Sunday next year, as well as other Buckmoorend events, like our WALK THE FARM on 3 August, THE HARVEST FEAST in aid of charity and our CHRISTMAS at BUCKMOOREND FARM. Please check our website, social media or in the shop for further details. And for everyone who does not know us yet, Buckmoorend Farm is a 600 acres Free Range arable and livestock farm nestled in the Chiltern Hills, located on the Chequers Estate. We rear our own free range pigs, cows & sheep. All our delicious meat, as well as a selection of local delicatessens, and our yummy home cooked meals, are available Wednesday to Sunday in the shop and weekends in the kitchen. So why not pop in and taste for yourself? We look forward to welcoming you. See advert page 19.

On Sunday 14 July, L'Etape UK came through Wendover as all three events bicycled up the Twelve Below High Street. This explains the Union Flags plus If you were able to visit the No2's Summer on Café in the Woods the black and yellow bunting which appeared in the Manor on Saturday 6 July, you may have Jon & Amy Warbrick, founders of the Café in celebration. come across local producers of the UK's first all-

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This time we teamed up with some of our lovely suppliers, such as Campfire Gin, Chiltern In Memories of Now, Wendover author Tajalli Artisan, Chiltern Charcuterie, Ruth & Sean Kesahvarz writes a compelling novel of fluid Stephenson with their local Honey, Arla, Malt memories, relationships and regrets. Brewery & Rolla Granola, to show you the wonderful world of Buckmoorend Farm. It is winter. Seven university friends reunite in a country hotel in Scotland. Over dinners, For the second time since our opening in 2015, drinks and walks, they face their dilemmas, everyone had the opportunity to get a peek their emotions and the stories they hadn’t told behind the scenes, play games & have fun, taste our great food, get close to our animals, see our themselves over the years. farm machinery and learn everything that one As banal games and conversations turn to needs to know about farming livestock & arables. bickering and arguments, the friends must The secret behind our great tasting produce. face their actions and question their thoughts, values and moralities. Personal and social The Team at Buckmoorend Farm would like events are remembered, religion and faith are to take this opportunity to thank everyone

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continued from front page There are many fantastic junior cricket tournaments held all over Bucks during the summer term but The WCC Development Tournament was designed to be a bit different. From the outset, the philosophy underpinning the event was to give those boys and girls who do not usually get the opportunity to experience tournament cricket a chance to shine. Open to teams of both U10 and U11 age groups, the tournament was for those children still learning and honing their cricket skills. Clubs from all over the south Bucks area entered teams including Chesham, Winchmore Hill, Beaconsfield, Dinton, Cublington and Gerrards Cross. Nearly 100 children took part in the day’s events and all left smiling……but tired!! The morning session was an U10’s tournament, with eight teams playing matches on 4 pitches simultaneously. All teams played with great enthusiasm and commitment and there was no shortage of fun and excitement. Ultimately the teams played their final matches to decide who would be crowned U10 Champions…..and as luck would have it the Wendover Lions prevailed. The afternoon matches were for the U11 teams, again played in great spirit and even with some sun on their backs. In the end it was another Wendover side who won overall but all the teams played well. The feedback from all the players and coaches who took part in the event has been very positive. One coach wrote “…… the format worked great, the arrangements

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The President’s team of vets/coaches won all their group games and set a competitive score in the final, but that was easily overhauled by the big hitting of George Robinson and Matt King, who both retired shortly before their team won.

The Development Tournament could not have happened without the support of some very generous sponsors. Match balls and other cricket equipment were supplied by Chiltern Sports. Chiltern Railways allowed participants to park their cars in the Station car park for free and access the ground over the adjoining footbridge. A local Wendover Wendover Bowls Club company Monsta Pizza helped with the This must be the busiest time of the year catering and supplied many hungry mouths with matches against other clubs and internal competitions. Within the club there with delicious pizza. seem to be endless combinations of games possible. Pairs, mixed pairs, singles, novice WCC President’s Day matches, various cup and league matches... The President’s Day event involved some 30 the list seems to go on and on. All good fun players in 4 teams in a round-robin 7-a-side but it makes it harder to get teams together series of games, with the best 2 competing to play in inter club games. Our poor in a final. The U15 team impressed and competition secretary has their work cut out there were 3 particular moments of fielding trying to fulfill our commitments, but so far brilliance, that had the batsmen and fielders so good.



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Club Corner At the end of June we held our Gala day when a dozen clubs came and played against each other. Wendover did field a team with strict instructions not to do too well as it would be rude to win. Etiquette was satisfied as we came in midfield. The day was a huge success with very positive feedback from our visitors. July saw the needle match of the year when the ladies played the gentlemen. I am ashamed to report that the “gentlemen” did not live up to their name and won. So the ladies will hold the six foot wooden spoon trophy for another year. Never mind ladies there is always next time. The evening concluded with a lovely supper prepared for us by Ashlea Catering. It is good to see some of our newest members joining teams against other clubs in matches. The hot weather has made some of the games a bit of an ordeal as there isn’t much shade to be found on a bowling green. Though our results are a bit patchy everyone seems to enjoy playing other clubs and it is great to meet so many other people. The object of the exercise is, after all, to enjoy it and I feel that we do. Don Knight

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Our August meeting is in the form of a trip to Dinton Vineyard, at 2.30pm on 29 August, then to look at the historic church of Dinton, where tea will be provided. We will go in cars and the price is £10, including transport, tea and a glass of their bubbly “Dinton Folly” wine. Non-members are welcome.Please phone 624401 for details, or e-mail diane.’s on this side of the Channel to suit today’s meeting will be at the Library Room as usual. changing lifestyles. As many of the younger generation have strong views on maintaining Lucy Clark Scottish Country Dancing close ties to Europe it would be an ideal Like to dance? Why not try Scottish Country opportunity for our links with Liffré to be Dancing? You’ll get a warm welcome at strengthened by younger people who have our club which meets in the lovely large the energy, enthusiasm and new ideas that dance space of Wendover Memorial Hall are needed now. on Thursday evenings term time. You don’t need a partner or to wear special clothes, all you need to start is a pair of soft, flat, comfortable shoes and a ready smile. And your first visit is free!

Many of us have served on the committee for years and we believe it’s time for fresh thinking. None of us wants to lose touch with our friends there and we would be happy to continue as members of a revitalised association, offering guidance if – and only Each week we have a beginners’ class if – required. at 7pm, followed by club dancing from 8-10pm. Our new beginners’ class kicks off So there you have it: a ready-made on Thursday 12 September. If you would association with a dynamic town the size like to learn, and share the joy of Scottish of Wendover, whose sporting and cultural country dancing for fitness and fun, contact facilities we can only dream of, and whose Liz Mitchell on 07947 000368 or email info@ residents would hate to lose touch with us. To view our website, go to Currently there is very little organising to do other than the bi-annual town exchange which is, after all, the reason for our Could you be the future of Twinning? existence. After so many people have put Long, lazy dinners with wine and laughter: so much effort into the Association over the that’s what we experienced when a group years it would be a shame to see it founder of us recently spent a weekend in our and die. So, if you love France as much as we twin town, Liffré, in Brittany. It’s what we all do, please consider offering to help. The always experience: the meals, the visits opportunities to make friends, improve your to interesting places and of course the French or maybe even learn a little, and find wonderful hospitality of our hosts. Our hosts out more about the daily way of life in France definitely want to continue this link with are there for the taking. Oh and by the way, you don’t have to be a Wendover resident Wendover and herein lies the problem. or even a French speaker – we have plenty We have given and received amazing of members who are neither. We are always hospitality for over 40 years and the time open to chatting about this so please don’t has come to ask the younger generation hesitate to contact one of the following: to step forward and take over – perhaps Barbara Jefford 01296 624708; Dawn Rance changing the format of the Association 01844 274913; Helen Jones 01494 837153.

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Picnic for Pepper Local charity The Pepper Foundation are asking the community to host picnics this summer to help fund children’s hospice at home care in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire in their first campaign - Picnic for Pepper. The Pepper Foundation are launching their Picnic for Pepper campaign to help raise funds and awareness for local hospice at home care for children with life-limiting conditions. All the money raised from these picnics will help children in the area receive hospice at home care at no cost to the families.

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26th Aylesbury Beer Festival support from local businesses with Aylesbury Premier Building Services (APBS), providers of domestic and commercial building maintenance and repair services, sponsoring the Beer Festival for the second year.

The 26th Aylesbury Beer Festival will build on the huge success of last year’s event which raised over £10,000 for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity the first time. The event will be held at the Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School in Aylesbury on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 November. “Last year we added the Local Gin Showcase to widen the Festival’s appeal which was very popular and will return again this year,” says Simon Morgan, Community Events Manager at Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity. “We are also planning to add a Craft Beer Bar to increase the variety of drinks on sale. But real ales will remain at the heart of the Festival which makes it an unmissable event for any serious ale drinker.”

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Rennie Grove Memorial Woodland Concerns about Rennie Grove Wood planted with 450

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RAF Halton RAF Halton Trainees help the Force (RAF) Halton and whilst there, Community Trainees undergoing initial training at RAF Halton recently volunteered spare time at Buckinghamshire Goat Centre and Chilterns Dog Rescue Society. Thompson Intake at RAF Halton sent recruits to help in rejuvenating their facilities by painting sheds and resurfacing parking areas.

The trainees at the Goat Centre painted the sheds and performed a major clean-up of the pens. While at the Chilterns Dog Rescue Society, the trainees dug a new pond and resurfaced the gravel parking areas. Cpl Latimer-Jenkins said: “The two events were well received by both the recruits and the organisations alike, allowing them to work together to achieve a positive result.” Thompson Intake is one of six Intakes at Recruit Training Squadron at RAF Halton. Intakes can take part in community projects during a local leave weekend as part of the Basic Recruit Training Course. The point of the community projects is to maintain good relationships with the local community and demonstrate the importance of them to recruits. Cpl Hargreaves said: “The recruits achieved the tasks to a high standard and gave maximum effort throughout the day, impressing the staff at the centres.”

The Duchess of Cornwall officially opens new RAF Halton Youth Activities Centre Thursday 11 July, Her Royal Highness (HRH) The Duchess of Cornwall visited Royal Air

Following the visit to the trenches, HRH officially opened the visited Initial Force Protection Training new youth activities who are responsible centre. for delivering the fundamental training HRH holds the required for all airmen position of Honorary to survive and operate Air Commodore in an austere and RAF Halton and last The Duchess of Cornwall visiting the trenches hostile environment. visited the station in During this stage of May 2017 when HRH the visit, HRH was able to observe an presented the new Colours. With the newly interactive weapons handling class and was refurbished youth activities centre now complete, the station was delighted that able to speak to several recruits about their HRH was able to formally open it during experiences at RAF Halton. her visit. Whilst visiting, HRH was able to meet more than 100 military personnel and children.

The new youth activities centre was only possible thanks to the generous donation by the RAF Benevolent Fund. Air Vice-Marshal David Murray, Chief Executive of the RAF Benevolent Fund, said: “This project gets to the very heart of the RAF Benevolent Fund’s mission – supporting the RAF Family. We hope this facility will provide a space for all the young people connected to RAF Halton to join in activities tailored especially for them.” During the visit to RAF Halton, HRH had the pleasure of viewing reconstructed World War I Trenches, known as the Lister Lines. The trenches were discovered in 2009 and were reconstructed using World War I field engineering manuals. It is believed that the trenches were originally constructed in 1915 and over 7 miles were built to simulate a stretch of the Western Front.

HRH then moved to the final event of the visit, the youth activities centre. Whilst there, HRH greeted many of the military families’ children who will be using the new facility. The children were seen playing table tennis with HRH joining in for a brief game, before moving on to sign the station visitors’ book. HRH then concluded the visit by formally unveiling the youth activities centre plaque, officially opening the centre for use. Group Captain Katherine Wilson OBE, Station Commander at RAF Halton said: “It is an honour and privilege to be the Station Commander of RAF Halton and welcoming HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to visit our Station. Our personnel work tirelessly throughout the year and it is wonderful to be given the opportunity to display the incredible work they do, made all the more special as we celebrate RAF Halton’s Centenary.”

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Local Face: James Morgan James moved to Wendover in April 2002 to take up the position of Head coach at Halton Tennis Centre alongside good friend and Director of Tennis - Mike James. Born in Welwyn Garden in March 1976, James fell in love with tennis just before his 11th birthday after watching the year ending Davis Cup final featuring Sweden’s Stefan Edberg. Tennis kit and lessons followed, and James began spending many hours on his local courts at Bletchley Leisure Centre in Milton Keynes, where Alan Hutcherson, now a colleague at Halton, also played. After 5 months of hard work and a lot of practice, James was invited to try out for a spot in county training -- which took place at Halton Centre in what was back then, the only indoor dome. A move across the border saw James continue his tennis and education in Hertfordshire and after passing his Senior Performance Coach Award, James took up a post at Gosling Sports Park in Welwyn Garden City, where he met Mike. Mike had just returned from a position as national coach in Scotland, where he had been working with none other than Andy Murray! Together, Mike and James led the county performance programme there. Before long, Mike mentioned that he was thinking of making the move to Halton Tennis Club, with the vision of making Halton one of Great Britain’s premier tennis clubs. James didn’t take much persuading to come along. His reply was, “If you’re going, I’m going!”

James has been living in Wendover and working at Halton for the last 17 years. He is happily married to Alison, and is a very proud dad of daughters Freya (9) and Jessica (turning 7 soon). When he’s not on the court, James has developed a keen interest in trail running -- taking advantage of all the local trails -and has now run four marathons and three ultra-marathons. Last year, he competed in the Race to the Stones -- a 100km race over two days, starting in Lewknor and ending at the Avebury stone circle. He credits running coach and Halton personal trainer Helen Mulhall for turning him from a ‘joyous tourist’ to a half-decent runner over the last years. He’s also grateful to Matt BlackmoreSquires, another local face, for coaxing him off the road and onto the trails. As a firm believer in the mental health benefits of physical activity, James is an advocate of daily exercise. He suggests that even ten minutes of ‘green exercise’ -- taken in the great outdoors -- can have an uplifting effect on mood and can help combat depression and fatigue. Over the last few summers, James has enjoyed the opportunity to lead members of his church through a twelve-week programme of physical activity, including an experiential day at Green Park in Aston Clinton with instructors Morgan, Harry and

the team. James says, “A real highlight for me is to see a group of people break through fear, uncertainty and doubt, and move themselves outside their comfort zone in an environment of teamwork, challenge, and support. We have led a number of these days over the years with businesses and charities, too, through our work at Halton Tennis Centre. Our Eupsychia -- ‘good mind’ -- days help us to learn to ‘play to win’ and to choose growth and learning over fear in work and life.” James’s daily work is as programme manager of Halton Tennis Centre’s coaching team Everyball Tennis. For James, and all the coaches, Everyball is a philosophy that extends way beyond the courts: “If you are an Everyball player, you are committed not only to answering the questions that each ball may ask, but also the questions that each day may ask! We seek to educate, motivate and inspire through our programmes that cater for everyone from the ‘cradle to the tour’ with the motto ‘each different, each talented, all valued.’” The Summer Camp programme is back this year, with daily activities for tots (2.5-4), minis (4-7), juniors (7-17) and this year -- for adults too. Everyball is also partnering with OTEC Bikes to offer brand new mountain bike camps this summer. All the details about Everyball and the summer camps can be found at or by emailing James at Everyball: Reflections, anecdotes and observations from a life in tennis aimed to tool you up for the game of life is available to buy from Amazon.

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company in the woods and countryside. You can do as much or as little as you want, heavy or light work. There is no pressure. The Wendover Woods Conservation Group, working in partnership with the Forestry Commission, BBOWT, and other conservation groups in the Chilterns, carry out a wide range of woodland conservation tasks. From tree planting and light coppicing to footpath enhancement and invasive species management, it is all intended to enhance the local conservation value and increase access opportunities on a wide If you would like this service or are interested range of sites. If you are interested, contact in volunteering please contact Roberta at Ron Melville at or call or on 07834 221187. on 01494 475573 Visit the website at www. or ask at the library.

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your team is Thank you to everyone who entered the scheduled to “Where is Tommy?” online competition. On play, and of Thursday 4 July, our Chairman Tom Walsh course, it all pulled the winner from a hat of correct depends on many entries. Congratulations to Johann Rowan how who won an Annual Wine Club Membership, rounds your to the value of £45, from No.2 Pound Street. team makes A special thank you to Tom, who kindly it through! agreed to have his face plastered all over This event is not only great fun to take part They say that nowhere’s perfect and to Wendover in aid of the competition! in and watch, it is also a good opportunity to prove that premise the summer brings the Local Produce Market meet other local people. The Quiz Master will whine of speeding motorcycles from the again be Alan Myers. For more information Saturday 17 August 9am to 1pm Wendover Bypass. The nocturnal variant of or to download an application form please this irritation is particularly noticeable on Manor Waste visit these warmer evenings, with our windows Submissions close on Sun 1 September 2019. open. I’ve just had a meeting with Matthew Play around the Parishes Barber, Deputy Police Commissioner Thames Wendover Parish Council have booked Valley, to see what enforcement measures two Play around the Parish events for the Reporting Incidents can be brought to bear on these pests. community to enjoy on Thursday 1 and With the recent influx of vandalism and Tuesday 27 August, 1.30pm – 4.30pm at noise nuisances in Wendover, the Parish Parish Council Meeting Ashbrook Park, for children aged 1 to 11. This Council would like to remind residents Tuesday 6 August 7:30pm is a FREE event with lots to explore, a bouncy the importance of reporting incidents of St Anne’s Hall castle, circus skills, arts and crafts, giant games vandalism, noise nuisances and anti-social and even soft play! Details at aylesburyvaledc. behaviour immediately to Thames Valley A little yin and yang in Wendover, we Police on 101, this is a non-emergency recently had a night of antisocial behaviour number, or by emailing WendoverNHPT@ in our play parks. Nothing earth shattering, or via their just idiots, but broken glass in the kids’ play 20th Annual Quiz website Please area did pose a safety threat, one that was Wendover Parish Council is organising the don’t wait for someone else to report quickly dealt with by our groundsmen. Then popular Annual Village Quiz again this year something, the more frequent reports, the on the other hand the WPC, through Cllr. and are looking for teams of 3 to enter. The more the police can prioritise and address Steve Worth, has been working with the quiz is free of charge and will be held in ongoing issues! redoubtable Lola, from Wendover Junior Wendover Bowls Club at 7.30 pm on Thursday School, who has developed a program to evenings over 7 weeks in October and encourage children of all ages to pick up November. You will not be required to attend litter. So, on the one hand a few unthinking every quiz evening, just on the evenings idiots, and on the other hand bright kids who Wendover Parish Council, The Clock Tower, High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU value their community and will work hard to make it better. I’m with the bright kids. 01296 623056 Tom Walsh Summer really suits Wendover, whether you like a bit of sunbathing or you just want to sit under a tree in the shade, you’ll find plenty of options. Maybe a relaxed beer garden or a refreshing swim is more what you fancy. Street cafés, exotic food, wonderful ice creams, for a village we’ve got staycations covered.



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