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At the end of July residents of some Ellesborough Road cottages started receiving notices from HS2 Ltd terminating their tenancies as work will soon begin on the “green” tunnel. A large group of Wendover people is still working towards a different solution, see articles on pages 11 and 12. Articles on pages 14 and 24 contribute more to the story unfolding in our midst.

Resurfacing the bypass delayed

Buckinghamshire County Council has announced that the installation of a very low noise surface on Wendover bypass will be slightly delayed, now starting at 7pm on Friday 20 September with mostly overnight work and two weekend closures.

Wendover News, established 1989, is delivered through the door to many local households. If you do not receive one at home and would like to volunteer to deliver for us to your road, please contact the office (see above). Wendover News would like to thank all its willing volunteers.

Don’t panic, you’re not 150 years late for Harvest Festival! This poster is evidence of the generosity of the Holland Family back in September 1869. To find out how this local business is still going strong turn to page 29 and read about their descendants in this month’s Local Faces.

RAF Flypast

Tuesday 3 & 17 September at 1.30pm To celebrate the completion of training at RAF Halton we can expect a flypast (weather permitting)

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MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR EVENTS KIDS CLEAN BRITAIN SCHOOLS FIGHTING PLASTIC LINDENGATE WENDOVER HS2 HS2 WENDOVER DEMENTIA ALLIANCE EIFFAGE KIER - MORE HS2 LOCAL NEWS CLUB CORNER PACE WEST HIGHLAND WAY WALK WENDOVER NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN DAVID LIDINGTON, MP WENDOVER CELEBRATES THE VILLAGE GATE THE HYGIENE BANK RAF HALTON LOCAL FACES: DAYLA WHAT’S ON LISTINGS MATTERS ARISING

Wendover News is produced by: Jane Larkham - Editor Jackie Brown - Assistant Editor Wynne Byford - Graphics Paul Hammett - Accounts Please recycle your Wendover News.

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Events Regular Events at Wendover Library Cycle Rides and Local Walks

“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. buckscc.gov.uk/mgconsultationlistdisplay. aspx?bcr=1, hard copies are usually available at Wendover Community Library.

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 walks of varying length and difficulty locally. More on www.aylesbury-ramblers.org.uk and pages 30 & 31.

Aylesbury Cyclist Touring Club has group rides throughout the county, see southbuckscycling.or​g.uk/rides. Any bike will 2-5pm, HP27 0PG The windmill is open Sundays and Bank do as long as it’s roadworthy. Newcomers welcome, please try an easy-paced ride first. Holiday Mondays until 29 September. Easy-Paced Rides 09.30am Sundays; please Cake & Biscuit Decorating see the website for details. Cornelli Sugarcraft (see advert page 15) runs courses each term, www.cornellisugarcraft. Wendover and Halton Cycling Club meets weekly at 18.30 Wednesdays & 08.30 co.uk. See events pages 30 & 31. Sundays. All meetings at Halton UK tennis and sports village. Parking, showers/ Charity Coffee Mornings changing and café on site. Contact Otec Thu, 10am-12noon, No2 Pound St Did you know that No2 Pound Street gives Bikes for information 07824 828024. away all money raised from coffee and hot parkrun meets Saturdays at 9.00 near beverage sales (terms apply) on Thursday the Wendover Woods main car park. 5km mornings? Come find similarly minded run, walk, watch or volunteer! Visit www. people who are raising valuable funds whilst parkrun.org.uk/wendoverwoods for details. enjoying a lovely coffee and a slice of cake!

Lacey Green Windmill Open

Sunday Afternoon Teas

Bucks County Museum & Roald Dahl 2.30-5pm, St Mary’s Church Weekly teas Sunday afternoons until 29 Children’s Gallery September. Come enjoy the refreshments, Nick Taylor Landscape Gardener

Decking, Walls, Drives, Lawns, Ponds Patios, Paths and all General Landscaping Wendover (01296) 696840 07507 829423

Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Pots & Prints by Deborah Hopson-Wolpe 13 July – 14 September. A selling exhibition featuring work by the Olney ceramicist and printmaker. Artist in Residence beginning 23 September. For charges, opening and activity times, birthday parties and more please check www.buckscountymuseum.org.

scenery and company.

20th Annual Quiz

Is it possible that the Quiz has been running for 20 years? Please download your application form from www.wendover-pc. gov.uk/annual-quiz and make sure you complete and submit it by Sunday 1 Sep.

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Events

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Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society

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KEHS hosts its Autumn Show Sunday 1, 2-4.30pm at Stewart Hall HP17 0XN - Come and see some wonderful displays of flowers and vegetables and enjoy homemade cakes. And on Tuesday 3 at 8pm in Stewart Hall learn How to Choose and Manage Climbers and Wall Shrubs with speaker Andrew Mikolajski. www.bucksvoice.net/kehs/

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Yoga & KundaDance Classes

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Friday Slow Flow Yoga Classes will run 6-09-19 to 13-12-19 - no class on 1-11-19. £98 for the whole term. KundaDance will run Monday 9-09-19 to 09-12-19 - no class on 28-10-19. £91 for the whole term. Pay as you go price remains £8 per class. Both classes are held in Wendover Library Meeting Room. www.happywellyoga.com

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Lindengate Open Gardens

Fri 6 6-8pm & Sun 8 2-5pm, Lindengate HP22 6BD The Lindengate gardens will be open to the public as part of the National Open Garden Scheme. lindengate.org.uk

Herts Open Studios

7-29 Sep, times vary, throughout Hertfordshire Herts Open Studios again brings artists, artisans, and art-lovers together for 3 weeks of inspiration, discovery and rich opportunity with art into the heart of our communities across Hertfordshire. www.hvaf.org.uk/open-studios WENDOVER CE JUNIOR SCHOOL Wharf Road, Wendover HP22 6HF 01296 696822

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We are seeking Midday Supervisors to join our friendly lunchtime team as soon as possible. This rewarding role involves supervising the children while they eat and play throughout the lunch break. The hours of work are 12.10-1.20pm, Monday to Friday, term time only. Salary is on Bucks Pay Range 1a (£8.21 per hour). Previous experience of working with children is not essential but would be a distinct advantage.

All good things must come to an end, even Windows 7. After 14th January 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this vision. Successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

At Wendover Computers we can evaluate your computer to determine if it can be upgraded to Windows 10, backup your system and perform the upgrade or help you with migration to a new Windows 10 computer.

Support for Windows 7 is ending!

For a full job description and application form please contact our business manager, Catriona Martin, at finance@wendoverjunior.co.uk or 01296 696822 (option 4).

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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 admin@wendover-pc.gov.uk Kevin Towler on 01296 622390 or Carol Crockett on 01296 612528. in aid of

LEGACY FAIRS Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 19 September 9am-2pm (Trade 8am) Entrance by donation to Charity Wendover Memorial Hall email: peter.stevenspeter@aol.com DO YOU STRUGGLE TO HEAR IN NOISE? Lipreaders hear better…….

Small, friendly sessions held on Fridays in the Community Room at Wendover Library

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Free ‘taster’ session Friday 13 September 11.00—12.00 am

Come & give it a try!

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Events

Sound Bath

Sat 7, Chilterns MS Centre HP22 5LX The Sound Sanctum Sound Bath sessions will be up to 90 minutes of relaxation, using a selection of intuitively chosen instruments. ALL DONATIONS GO DIRECTLY TO THE CENTRE to be used for Treatment Sessions for Members. Times available: Session A 10.00 – 11.30 am Session B 1.00 – 2.30 pm Session C 4.00 – 5.30 pm Please visit the website for full details and to book your session: www.chilternsmscentre. org/event/sound-baths. If you are in a wheelchair, please ensure you choose the wheelchair ticket option when registering.

Bega kwa Bega Charity Sale

Sat 7, 12-3pm, Downley Comm Ctre HP13 5TR St Anne’s RC Church in Wendover is holding a fund-raising sale of posh frocks, handbags and hats on Saturday 7 September, 12-3 pm at. Cream teas and refreshments available. There is no entry charge, just come along

Looking to visit Canada...

with your friends and family and have a look. Find out more about the charity on: www. BkBUganda.org.

Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge

. . . is 8 September. The Rennie Grove Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge once again takes to the stunning Bucks countryside. The annual event is a unique opportunity to soak up miles of rolling landscape in the company of others and raise vital funds at the same time. To register, check out renniegrove.org/events.

Wendover Arm Trust Boat Trip

Tue 10, Cowroast Marina The Wendover Arm Trust are running a boat trip along the Grand Union into the Wendover Arm Canal to the point where current navigation ceases, with the option to visit the site of the current restoration. Morning coffee/tea, lunch and afternoon tea is provided and the total cost is £30 per person. Contact should be made with Katherine Deaney on 07547 181857.

TEA-TIME EVENT

Saturday 14 September, 3 - 5.00pm Travel Impressions and Prestige Holidays cordially invite you to our exclusive Canada and Alaska event Join us on Tuesday 1st October from 6pm-8:30pm at the Baptist Church in Tring High Street to learn more about these wonderful destinations and receive advice to help plan your trip. Spaces are limited so please call on 01442 890265, or email enquiries@travelimpressions.co.uk to book your place.

The Manor House

Church Walk, Weston Turville, HP22 5SH

with music by Chiltern Handbell Ringers

Heritage Open days Free ‘People Power’ Drawn to the Chilterns Loft Studio & Gallery, Barn Courtyard, Wendover, HP22 6DU September 14, 15, 21 11 – 4pm

A World of Experience

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Halton Singers

Events Wendover WI

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their Summer Concert

a go at the Hallelujah Chorus, now’s your chance! www.aylesburyfestivalchoir.net

Tue 10, 7.30pm. St Anne’s Hall Auctioneer Steven Bruce will be relating Lipreading Drop-in Taster “Tales from the Auction Room”. Visitors are Fri 13, 11am-12noon, Library Room most welcome. Contact: Margaret Currell Do you struggle to hear in noisy rooms? Drop 01296 582318 www.wendoverwi.weebly.com in and see how lipreading can help you! See advert page 4. La Grande Aventure Cycle Ride A ride from Aylesbury to Ypres in aid of Pace Waterside Festival & Floating Market Children’s Charity on 11-15 September. Festival 14 Sep 11am-5.30pm, Floating To support the cyclists and find out more, Market 13-15 Sep, Waterside Canal Basin, please visit www.thepacecentre.org Aylesbury HP20 1UG Explore a varied, vibrant and immensely Wendover Art Club Wed 11 & 25, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Rm talented array of traders at the Floating A friendly group of people who meet 2nd Market, brought to you by the Roving Canal and 4th Wednesdays September to early Traders Association. The Festival will once summer. Entry fee £5 for non-members. again celebrate the canal’s rich two-hundred11 Sep - AGM, followed by a chance to year heritage alongside its new and exciting socialise. 25 Sep - Mark Fennell RBSA, will be developments. watersidefestival.org demonstrating his approach to portraiture “Drawn to the Chilterns” with one of our members as his model. 14, 15, 21 Sep, 11am-4pm, Loft Studio HP22 6DU Collection of art based on famous historic Friends of Wendover Library Golf Day people of the area. Suitable for all ages. No Thu 12, Whiteleaf Golf Course disabled access to studio. See advert page The annual tradition continues! Registration 4. www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/ includes meal and prize ceremony. Raffle on event/drawn-to-the-chilterns the day. Details from the Library.

Halton Amateur Theatrical Society

Christian Aid Teatime Event

Sat 14, 3-5pm, Manor House HP22 5SH Thu 12-Sat 14, 7.30pm, RAF Halton Theatre Featuring the music of the Chiltern Handbell HATS is putting on “The Ghost Train” by Ringers. See advert page 4. Arnold Ridley. A spooky tale with the characters stuck in a station waiting for a Messy Church train. Tickets from 07510 687365. Sun 15, 3.30-5.30pm, starts St Anne’s Hall Messy Church returns with FREE fun for all. Open Rehearsal Children, please bring an adult. Thu 12, 7.30pm, Bedgrove Junior School Aylesbury Festival Choir is having a concert of Wendover Horticultural Society Choral Classics 30 November, and is holding Thu 19, 2.30pm, Wendover Library Room an open rehearsal. If you ever fancied having Doug Kennedy will talk, with slides, on

21 September Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Common Road, WD3 5LN 28 September Thame Town Hall, OX9 3DP Both events 10-4 - Free Entry

On 20th and 21st September from 7.30pm at Halton Village Hall

Tickets £8 including nibbles from Don Knight 01296 622603 or Kevin Towler 01296 622390 A concert by

The Halton Military Wives Choir

at St Peter & St Paul Church, Ellesborough Saturday 28 September at 7.30pm Tickets £10 available from Liz Norris 01296 615821 Jackie Rysdale 01296 615109 Profits in aid of the church re-ordering fund

WENDOVER WRITING CIRCLE Creative Writing – tutor led fortnightly from 2nd OCTOBER

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WENDOVER SINGS

proudly presents a concert

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE well known love songs from Beethoven to The Beatles on

Saturday 19th October at 7pm St Mary’s Church, Wendover HP22 6LN Concert tickets from Just, High St and from Cheryl Law 07762 329276 Adults: £10, Children £5 See editorial page 7 in aid of

WENDOVER MUSIC 2019 Season of Concerts

2019

Artists & Makers Fairs

Magic Moments

All at St Mary’s Church commencing at 7.30pm

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 Artists confirmed so far are Tasmin Little & Steven Osborne

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Each main 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 Wildflowers and Orchids in the Chilterns. He is a keen walker, photographer and environmentalist, instrumental in cleaning out and revitalising the River Thame. Cost £2 for members, £3 for visitors.

Walk the MS Mile

Sat 21, 10am–12.30 pm, HP20 1UR £4 (child) - £8 (adult). Walk the MS Mile is back for 2019, sponsored by Esri UK. There is a new route for 2019, with a surprise twist at the end! Everyone is invited – the route is completely accessible and family-friendly. For full details and to book visit: www.chilternsmscentre.org/ event/walk-the-ms-mile/.

people interested in poetry, for a meeting with this year’s National Poetry Day theme of ‘Truth’. Write something specially, or bring anything you’d like feedback on (up to 40 lines). For more information please email chilternpoets@outlook.com .

Chiltern countryside, open for charity. Delicious home-made teas in the barn and adjacent entrance courtyard. Jams and apple juice for sale, made with fruits from the garden. Admission £4.

Wendover Music

Sat 28, 7.30pm, Wendover Memorial Hall Join the Quaintwood Players for dinner and to hone your detective skills whilst raising money for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity. Tickets cost just £20 per person and can be bought online at fnhospice.org.uk/ murdermystery or from the FNHC Shop in Wendover or by calling 01296 429975.

Sat 21, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church Wendover Late Summer concert featuring the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Big Band. £15/£7.50 students. See advert page 5.

Heritage Open Day at RAF Halton

Sun 22, 10am-4pm, RAF Halton As part of Heritage Open Days, Halton Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild House, the Trenchard Museum, the James Sat 21, 2.30-4.30pm, S Mandeville Meth McCudden Flight Heritage Centre and the Church HP22 5JU reconstructed Trenches will be open to the AGM followed by Georgina Bellamy – “A New public. Transport provided between venues; Way To Goldwork”. Visitors welcome for talk. Halton House has minimal disabled access.

Murder Mystery Night

Big Band Swing Concert

Sat 28, 7.30pm, St Dunstan’s Church, M Risboro Much loved music by Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Ella Fitzgerald etc. Prize raffle and complimentary glass of wine/soft drink Tickets £10 available from Sally’s Sewing Chiltern Poets Open Garden Box, Duke Street, Princes Risborough or Sat 21, 3-5pm, Wendover Library Room Sun 22, 1-5pm, The Plough, Terrick Jackie 01844 343755 or www.ticketsource. Join a friendly local group of poets and Formal garden with open views to the co.uk/st-dunstans-church.

YOGA FOR ALL ADULT YOGA Mondays 8 – 9 pm Weds 6.45 - 7.45 pm & 8 - 9 pm Thurs 9.30 - 10.30 & 10.45 - 11.45 am TEEN YOGA Mondays 7 - 7.45pm All classes at St Anne’s Hall Email: sarahyoga@sky.com www.sarahyoga.co.uk

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Events Halton Military Wives Choir Concert • 17 November - Tapathon for Children in Need Sat 28, 7.30pm, St Peter & St Paul Church, Ellesboro • 23 November - Pace Christmas Gift Fair, Profits in aid of the church re-ordering fund. see page 22 Tickets £10 from Liz Norris 01296 615821, • 6-7 December - Crib Fest - details in October Jackie Rysdale 01296 615109. See advert p 5. Wendover Sings: All You need is Love

Coming Soon - Save the Date!

• 1 October - Travel Impressions Canada Fair, see advert page 4 • 5 October - Lindengate Autumn Apple Fair • 10 October - Wendover Quiz begins, see page 32 • 11 October - Chilterns MS Centre Firewalk, see page 17 • 12 October - An Evening with the Pendyrus Male Choir for Everylife • 17 October - Chiltern Brewery Tour & Tasting, benefits Pace Children’s Charity, see page 22 • 18 October - Quiz and Chips for Chilterns MS Centre • 19 October - Wendover Sings, see below • 19 October - Man the Lifeboats Concert • 9 November - Christmas Food & Gift Fair, Shop at The Lee

Saturday 19 October, St Mary’s Church Love songs from Beethoven to Beatles Due to popular demand, Rotary in Wendover and District, with support from Wendover Parish Council, are organising another singing workshop followed by an evening concert in aid of Parkinson’s UK. This will follow a similar format to the event two years ago which raised more than £2,000 for the charity. Tickets for both workshop and concert can be obtained from ‘JUST’ in Wendover High Street. Come and sing: afternoon workshop, 1.30 to 5pm, £10, see advert on page 4. Come to the concert: evening concert, 7pm in St Mary’s £10 adults, £5 children, see advert on page 5. Special thanks to: inspirational Jill Neenan and The Wing Singers community choir.

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Kids Clean Britain could take action and KIDS CLEAN BRITAIN DAY is a day where we make a difference too. CLEANING UP OUR FUTURE encourage children SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER I wrote to our local MP the image consultants and their families • MEETING & DROP OFF: MANOR David Lidington; District Colour & Style Analysis, Cosmetics, Make-up Lessons, Gift Vouchers, Parties to go out into their WASTE, (outside Budgens, HP22 6EA) Councillors: Steve local area to collect • WHAT TO BRING: Bowles, Peter Strachan, Kimberley Blackham the litter they see 1. GLOVES, HAT & SUNCREAM (if sunny) Richard Newcombe; 07932 786 010 (general & recyclable 2. RAINCOAT (if raining) Parish Councillors Tom litter), then bring it 3. TWO BIN LINERS (recycling & general) Walsh and Stephen to the Manor Waste, 4. BOTTLE OF WATER Worth; to tell them my High St, Wendover 5. SUITABLE WALKING SHOES/BOOTS idea for a “Kids Clean to be collected by 6. A SUPPORTING ADULT! Britain Day”. To my the Aylesbury Vale • Loose covers fb.me/kidscleanbritain surprise they emailed Waste Team. And as a me back the same day • Curtains treat every child who saying they loved it. • Re-Upholstery participates receives My head teacher Mr • Tracks & Poles a FREE ice cream supplied by Tesco. Kynaston agreed to get the school on board

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PSYCHIC READINGS

Schools

Experienced accurate clairvoyant offers friendly support and help on all life’s issues. Telephone Nikki on:

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office to register your interest and to book a preferred time. Early Years (Nursery) & Reception Places John Hampden School Wendover is a large The John Hampden School Wendover, Wharf infant school for children aged between four Road, Wendover, Bucks HP22 6HF and seven years. We also have a thriving Tel: 01296 622629 26 place Early Years Provision for 3-4 year email: office@jhampden.bucks.sch.uk olds and offer the 30 hours flexible free entitlement for pupils in this class. We are Children’s Trail Launch justifiably proud of our excellent reputation The Arts Society in the local community and we work hard to Chiltern launched provide children with an outstanding start to its fourth Children’s their school life. Trail on Friday 19 July in Wendover’s ‘Staff at The John Hampden School have beautiful St Mary’s created a delightful learning environment in Church. The aim of which all pupils can thrive and flourish.’ Children’s Trails is Ofsted Adults can also enjoy to encourage 8-12 The staff and governors of the school hidden artistic gems year old children and warmly invite parents of prospective pupils families to explore churches, learn about to attend an open morning at the school on them and have fun. Children from Wendover Wednesday 9 October 2019. Presentations Junior School had trialled the Trail earlier. will be held at 9.15am and 10.45am and The question sheets, with accompanying each session will finish with a tour of the answer sheets, are available free of charge school. Please phone or email the school in the Church.

Aylesbury Vale Tutors Making learning enjoyable Jim and Karen Lucas BA (hons) Education, Science, SEND

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What to Expect Meet the audiologists, hearing support specialists, experienced hearing aid users, professional care providers and technology experts. At our HearToday events we offer FREE hearing tests & healthy ear checks Talks about hearing technology. Demonstration hearing technology available to try on the day (subject to hearing tests) Hands-on smart technology workshops - iphone, Android, ipad, Apps & Accessories

25 SEPT 2019 10am-4pm (drop-in) 30 OCT 2019 10am-4pm (drop-in) THE OXFORDSHIRE GOLF CLUB, THAME

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Three Big Issues

There are three crucial issues arising from our discussions with Eiffage Kier (EK) who have the contract to build our section of the line. We met with our AVDC Councillors to explain these to try to get AVDC engaged in the debate with HS2/EK.

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Second, there is a serious concern that construction will cause irreparable damage to the natural underground water store that feeds off Coombe Hill.

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HS2 A Fresh Start?

Wendover PC, with our lobbyist, are taking the change of government personnel as a new opportunity to push for the Mined Tunnel. Letters have gone out to all of the new players laying out the evidence that the tunnel is Cheaper, Quicker and Simpler. Paul Maynard MP is the new Rail Minister and Grant Shapps MP is Minister for Transport. At DfT/HS2, reviews are in hand and costs are coming into focus and I’m hopeful that if intelligent thought takes the place of dogmatic intransigence then the logic of a Wendover Tunnel will be considered fairly.

you have felt short changed in your dealings people in Wendover will no doubt find reason with HS2 why not send your evidence to them? to use the complaints process. Complaint appears to be the only way for us to be heard on subjects ranging from objections Find out more at stophs2.org to planning applications, construction noise and dust, traffic hold ups and environmental HS2 Complaints System: issues. No matter how useless HS2 are at How is this fit for purpose? One of the cornerstones of HS2, and its dealing with complaints I don’t want people “good neighbourliness” claim could be the to give up.

effective and sensitive way it deals with complaints. I’m afraid though that’s it’s just We should take every opportunity to hold HS2 to the process and timetables that they another epic fail from HS2 Ltd. told Parliament could be achieved. If they You won’t be surprised to hear, that in WPC’s fail you, complain about that failure too. experience, HS2’s complaints system is not fit for purpose. We currently have 5 complaints going through the HS2 complaints process, none of which has been dealt with in a timely or an organised fashion. One of them is a complaint about the time it’s taken to deal with our complaints and it’s late too.

The HS2 project was voted through based on technical and procedural argument that was plausible enough to satisfy MPs. In practice it’s becoming more and more apparent that it was a hit and hope exercise and that it is failing to satisfy the expectations of us, the blighted and, increasingly, the thinking parliamentarians. Investigation: The Serious Fraud Office are I’m bringing this to your attention for a Tom Walsh investigating HS2 compensation practices. If reason. When/If HS2 goes active many Cost: Wendover has always pointed out that HS2 had cost issues. It appears that government and the new Chairman of HS2 Ltd have now caught up with us and agree that the DfT’s budget of £55.7bn is pie in the sky.

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Eiffage Kier working on behalf of HS2 HS2 Ltd website for information: hs2inbucksandoxfordshire.commonplace.is/ We would like to invite you to our information events about HS2’s key design elements in your area – The Wendover Dean and Small Dean viaducts and the South Portal of the Wendover Green Tunnel.

Eiffage Kier has been updating the design in preparation for the submission for planning approval to AVDC. We are now in a position to share the developed design for these structures and surroundings, which incorporates changes relating to the landscaping and noise mitigation.

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Wendover Dean and Small Dean viaducts and the Wendover Green Tunnel South Representatives from HS2 and Eiffage Kier • Thursday, 26 September 2019, Portal are considered key design elements will be available at the above events to 1600-1900 hours, St Mary’s Church, because they are within the Chilterns Area update on the design and answer questions. Wendover, HP22 6NL of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). We are also working with your Parish Council. • Thursday, 17 October 2019, 16001930 hours, Ballinger Memorial Hall, During these engagement events, we We are arranging further engagement activities and notification for these will be Ballinger, HP16 9LQ listened to feedback from local residents published through your local newsletter about the design of these structures and and social media platforms and the HS2 In September 2018 Eiffage Kier shared the formulated a report which has been shared commonplace website in the coming emerging design and delivery proposal for with Wendover, Great Missenden and The months. the above key design elements of the new Lee Parish Councils. railway. Key design elements are structures To help you keep informed, you can along the route that are recognised by A copy of this can be found at www. subscribe to news updates for HS2 in HS2 to be important. This could be due to hs2inbucksandox.co.uk. Look for ‘Wendover Bucks and Oxfordshire by going to www. their size, their proximity to stakeholders Viaducts, Green Tunnel Designs and hs2inbucksandox.co.uk and providing your email address. or their location within sensitive areas. The Information September 2018’.

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Help for people with a hearing loss One in six of us has some degree of hearing loss. It’s an invisible disability and can affect people of all ages. When eyesight is failing people don’t hesitate to get glasses, but with hearing loss most wait around 10 years before taking a hearing test. Social occasions become fraught with difficulty which can lead to isolation and depression. Lipreading tutor Judy Perry, who has a hearing loss herself, runs classes in Lipreading and Managing Hearing Loss in the Meeting Room at the Library. Judy says, “Deafness isn’t a joke; it doesn’t mean we’re stupid or getting old. It’s very easy to misunderstand speech if you can’t hear clearly. Hearing aids help but they are not a ‘cure’, they tend to amplify all sounds so it’s still difficult in noisy situations. Lipreading, using your eyes to help your ears, enables you to fill in the gaps. As well as the basics of lipreading, the classes provide information about useful strategies. Everyone’s in the same boat and we have a lot of fun!”

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Local News Learning goes on at a Pace

all times allowing their essential needs to be The Pace Centre recently understood as well as received a grant from The BMCF allowing communication (Buckinghamshire Masonic with teachers, parents Centenary Fund) for £3980 and peers. enabling it to buy materials to construct a set of bespoke PODD Phil and Andrew being shown This can alleviate books for ten of its students. PODD a PODD at Pace. discomfort, frustration stands for Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display and the books take 24 and unhappiness both in the school environment and in and out of the home. man-hours to compile. They are used by children with complex communication needs and consist of selected and organised sets of symbols. Many of the students have movement problems in addition to their communication difficulties (such as cerebral palsy) and can select the symbols by eye movement allowing communication with their communication partner. The advantage of this low-tech system is that it is portable and can be with the student at

The centre commented that the books will have very heavy use and will need to be expanded as each child’s vocabulary increases allowing them to maintain academic progress.

The Play’s the Thing

Unbound Theatre team up with national charity, Calibre Audio Library, to record plays for its members Calibre Audio Library has received a boost to its 11,000 audiobooks, thanks to the artistic efforts of Unbound Theatre, the Aylesbury based in-house production company of Queens Park Arts Centre. Calibre teamed up with Unbound through their 500 Words Challenge for this year’s WhizzFizzFest. From this collaboration, the idea grew to record plays for Calibre members to enjoy listening to, and bring back the experience of visiting the theatre.

They recently received a visit from two Buckinghamshire Freemasons, Phil Blacklaw (Bucks Assistant Provincial Grand Master) and Andrew Hough (Secretary of the BMCF), who were interested to see how the donation was helping children at the school. The Pace Centre has two sites in the Aylesbury area and serves children from the whole of Buckinghamshire as well as some from adjoining counties. The school has 34 students on the roll but supports over 300 children.

Thanks to the energy and drive of Unbound’s Creative Producer, Dario Knight, and Calibre’s Head of Literature Audiobook

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Once Robert Aldington (who played Davies), Andrew Shaw (Aston) and Gareth Johnson (Mick) finished recording, it was taken away by Recording Engineer, Andrew Medhurst for editing. Soon the book will be added to Calibre’s shelves and enjoyed by their members for many years to come.

In late July, Wendover News was contacted by local walkers to advise of damage to Oliver's Bridge, a footbridge over the Wendover Arm Canal. Wendover News has been in touch with a local organisation regarding repairs to the bridge and awaits further information.

Events for the Chilterns MS Centre

In the next few months, there are several fundraising events planned in support of the Chilterns MS Centre. • Walk the MS Mile returns 21 September • Corporate Charity Fire Walk, sponsored by Sweeney's Budgens 11 October • Quiz and Chips 18 October

Damage to Oliver's Bridge

to Cambridge Expressway. Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust have decided not to appeal the decision - the costs would be too high, and our legal advisors have advised against it. However, this is not the end of our fight against the Government’s approach to the Expressway. We need transparency and public consultation on a matter that will have huge consequences for both people and wildlife for generations to come.

We will keep you updated with our next steps. We will challenge Oliver's Bridge, Government throughout the photo courtesy KL planning process where we see Ox-Cam Expressway Update failings in their actions. We will continue to Speaking up for wildlife champion and speak up for wildlife at every In July, the High Court found in favour of stage of the process. the Government and held that they do not need to carry out a Strategic Environmental Thank you for your support. The fight Assessment on their plans for the Oxford continues.

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Local News Jack in the Box is 25!

Jack in the Box Preschool is 25 years old, and staff member Ruth Blake has been there since day one - and seen her own grandchildren through the school. Some of the children who currently attend Jack in the Box are the children of previous Jack in the Box Preschoolers! To learn more about this Wendover institution, see advert page 6 and Local Face in the June 2014 Wendover News.

Chilterns MS Centre Wins at the MSNTC Performance Awards 2019

The Centre was nominated by the Merlin Therapy Centre in Cornwall for the advice and support given to them by Aaron Cox, Business Manager at the Chilterns MS Centre when they were trying to get their hydrotherapy pool off the ground.

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really look forward to their ride each week and we guarantee you a warm reception, and gain enormous pleasure and benefit from regardless of age or musical knowledge. the experience of being up on a horse; their confidence improves as well as their balance Besides rehearsing with our inspiring Musical and muscle tone. There is often noticeable Director, Peter Bassano, you will have the improvement in speech development, and the chance to perform in our fabulous Christmas beaming smiles and laughter during the activity Concert, on Saturday 7 December 2019 at session each week show clearly how much the 7.30pm, along with soloists from the Royal children enjoy themselves – in addition to the Academy of Music and professional musicians physical benefits. At the end of their ride some at the top of their game. Around midday a couple of our volunteers arrive of the children are keen to Musical highlights will include Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’ to groom and tack the feed carrots to the ponies. and his orchestral work ‘The Four Seasons’. If ponies that will be used All our sessions are run that doesn’t make your musical nerves tingle, for our afternoon session; by a group of qualified the concert will also include Handel’s ‘The at present we have three coaches who determine King Shall Rejoice’ and his triumphant ‘Zadok ponies which enables us which pony to use the Priest’, originally composed in 1727 for the to provide riding lessons depending on each coronation of King George II, and performed for 12 children during the child’s needs, such as at the anointment of every English (and afternoon, throughout the improving core strength subsequently British) monarch since then. year, during term time. and stability. One such For more membership or rehearsal details, Then, at 1.30, the rest ‘horse’ is Liquorice - a please email benmary@btinternet.com, refer of the volunteers have mechanical horse used by to our website: www.wendoverchoralsociety. arrived, and the Wendover Community minibus some children to introduce them to their first co.uk or look at our display in the window of arrives with three children from a local special ride or who are unable to ride a real pony. Wendover Clock Tower. needs school. These children have emotional disorders and ADHD but you would never know Aylesbury and Wendover RDA is run by Wendover Art Club it. There is an excited buzz around the yard nine volunteer Trustees covering Secretary, We’re a friendly group of people who meet whilst we get them ready, and once they have Treasurer, Coaching and Safeguarding. There every 2nd and 4th Wednesdays in the Library been fitted with a hat, they head off to the are also another fifteen volunteers without Room in Wendover at 7.30pm, September to mounting block to get onto their pony. Off they whom we could not function. early summer. There is an entry fee of £5 for go with a volunteer leading the pony and two For further information please contact our non-members. side walkers. secretary, Vanessa Morgan on 07914 905196 or We have a variety of talks and demonstrations Half an hour later, having done a variety of at ness.morgan38@gmail.com. during the year as well as working evenings activities, they return to the yard, as the next where we can practise the tips given us or group of children have already arrived together Wendover Choral Society Christmas develop our own style. More details page 5. with their parents or carers. Despite their more Concert Rehearsals physical disabilities; cerebral palsy and autism; With the new school term approaching, WCS Wendover Arm Trust these children arrive with huge grins on their members are tuning up for the December concert. The Wendover Arm Trust are running another faces eager to get on their ponies. Two more If you’re feeling tired and jaded after the summer boat trip on Tuesday 10 September from sets of children arrive during the afternoon break, why not join us at our first rehearsal on Cowroast Marina, Tring along the Grand Union 7.45pm at St Mary’s into the Wendover Canal to the with Rett Syndrome, Pompe Disease and Thursday 12 September at Wendover_News_2015_update4 13/08/2015Arm 15:09 Page 1 point where various communication needs. The children Church, Wendover? You won’t have to audition current navigation ceases. Anyone interested Celebrating their 40th Anniversary What do they do and where? A typical Friday afternoon in the life of a small stable yard in a quiet area of Weston Turville. Aylesbury and Wendover Riding for the Disabled run several riding sessions for children aged between 5 and 10 years. These children have various disabilities both physical and emotional.

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1955 to 2018, although scorebooks / records are missing from some years. If anyone has or comes across old Wendover scorebooks, we’d be delighted to have them and also to hear from anyone who played in the 1970’s or earlier. If anyone would like a copy of the The Wendover Arm Trust is anxiously seeking a club averages, or to play or umpire/score Membership Officer to take over from October this season, then please contact Jonathan of this year. If you are interested in this important Seabrook on 07867 148119. voluntary position please make contact with Katherine Deaney on 07547 181857. Talk About Books at Café 108 These completely informal gatherings will Local History Group discuss, recommend and share books we have The Cholesbury-cum-St-Leonards Local enjoyed. We start on Thursday 3 October, History Group meets monthly from October to then the first Thursday each month from 8 – May, usually on the first Friday at 8pm in St 10pm. For more information and to register Leonards Hall. Topics cover history both local an interest contact Katy: 01296 632442, and national. Membership: Adults £10.00 pa, bramleycottage73@gmail.com. school students free. Visitors welcome, £4.00 per meeting. Coffee, tea and biscuits are served Wendover Bowls Club and a collection is taken. localhistorygroup@ One of the first things that struck me when I took up bowling was the good humour that the cholesbury.com, www.cholesbury.com games are played in. All games begin and end Creative Writing with a handshake, congratulations are offered Wendover Writing Circle meets Wednesdays, on good shots, and all games end with us buying 7.30pm, fortnightly from 2 October in the a drink for our opposing team member. Wendover Library Meeting Room, for tutorled sessions to share work, explore techniques It is hard to believe that the summer has almost and nurture the writing habit. For more gone. When we started the outdoor season last information and booking: lesleycaellis@gmail. April, the summer stretched ahead and yet we com; for details of Autumn 2019 programme have already had notice of the Club finals day https://wordworkshop.wordpress.com/home/ and at the end of September we finish outdoor bowls and start our indoor season. Despite the events/. See advert page 5. August rain our green has never looked better. Wendover Cricket Club I can only remember one day when it was The season continues until 22 September. In deemed too wet to play on. The investment the League, the 1st XI lost to Haddenham, but in the new mower and roller has paid off and had victories over Challoners, Lacey Green by congratulations must go to our greenkeeper. 1 wicket and Aylesbury by 5 wickets. The 2nds Several of our newest members are joining in playing lost to Great Kingshill, beat Lacey Green by 9 against other clubs. It is good to see that they have wickets and had a narrow defeat at Aylesbury confidence to so. When you are new there is a fear by 1 wicket. of not being good enough and letting the side down Philip Seabrook has recently completed but the encouragement from our more established collating all the known club averages from players has paid dividends. Well done to all of them.

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West Highland Walk Setting the Pace for Pace…

their families. CP is a motor disorder, a physical disability that impacts movement more than anything else – and so the group felt that a physical challenge like the West Highland Way was a very fitting way to support the children at Pace.

them via JustGiving at www.justgiving. com/fundraising/whw2019 - or you can send a donation to West Highland Way Challenge, Pace, 156 Wendover Road, Stoke Mandeville, HP22 5TE.

Ian told us: “Pace is all about enabling our children and young people to reach their full potential in life – in focusing on what they can do, rather than what society typically tells them they can’t. I’m really delighted that this fantastic group of people has come together to raise as much money as we can for this groundbreaking and life-changing charity”.

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 lacey.bonham@ thepacecentre.org.

96 miles, 5 days, 9 walkers, midges, blisters and rain - all for the children and young people at Pace. In September, nine walkers (including seven from Wendover) will be walking the West Highland Way for Pace, the Aylesbury disability charity. Led by Pace chief executive, Ian Sansbury, and including other Wendover residents Tim Harwood, Ben Hutchings, Richard Jones, Paul Moring, Xenia Murray and Matt Ryan, the group will be walking the 96 miles from Milngavie (just north of Glasgow) to Fort William. They will average 20 miles a day on one of the most challenging of the UK’s long-distance trails.

The group have set themselves a fundraising target of £15,000 and they would love to have as much support from the Wendover community as possible. You can sponsor

They will be raising money for Pace – the local charity that works with children and young people with cerebral palsy and

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sports provision in the whole camp should be retained where possible in any proposed development. 4.137 The first phase of development should concentrate on those areas already built-up. D-HAL003 No homes to be delivered before 2023 and 1000 in 2023-2033. Other comments relate to the built form to retain openness, in character with the surrounding area, preserving green corridors and retention of sports facilities in a long term strategy for the area.

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David Lidington, MP A new Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, has taken over ministerial responsibility for HS2 and Douglas Oakervee, a former chairman of HS2 Ltd, has been asked to carry out a review of the project. With Parliament in recess, I’ve written to Mr Shapps with a series of questions about the review:

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• What are its terms of reference? • Will Mr Oakervee be able to recommend scrapping HS2 altogether? • How will he take account of ideas, like the Wendover mined tunnel proposal, which would both cut costs and mitigate the environmental impact?

Now we’re told that the case for HS2 doesn’t rest on speed at all but on capacity, and senior HS2 officials have suggested that the trains may have to run more slowly than planned. And that’s before taking account of how smart phones and tablets have enabled people to do plenty of productive work on the train. Indeed, I can’t help thinking that upgrading wi-fi on the main rail routes would be a cheaper and more effective way to improve economic efficiency.

This review needs to be a lot more than window-dressing. It should take a fresh and rigorous look at the business case underlying HS2. I’ve always thought that that case was weak: the economic benefits claimed for the project rested on the assumption that time spent on the train was not working time and that faster rail journeys, by enabling travellers to get from

Mr Oakervee needs to challenge from first principles the business case for HS2. Ideally, he will be persuaded, even now, that there are much better ideas around for major investment in transport. In my own view, the priority need is for better cross-country rail connections, most obviously between the cities of northern England, rather than new lines to London.

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The directors of Wendover Celebrates are pleased to announce that the theme of WC2020 will be Children - The Future. The theme will be a celebration of today's and tomorrow's youth in Wendover. There are amazing local opportunities for our children - good schools, lots of clubs, sports groups, active Scout and Guide troops and youth charities such as Pace; many of which will be beneficiaries from the proceeds of Wendover Celebrates in 2020. We believe the theme to be a great way of celebrating and supporting these organisations as well as giving our children the chance to show their skills and talents in our WC2020 Parade Ring. We welcome any school or club that wants to

put on a performance or demonstration for everyone at the event, so please do drop us a line via our website enquiry form. Your support is vital for the success of Wendover Celebrates - whether it is purchasing tickets and joining in the fun or giving a few hours of your time to volunteer on the day…we need you! We will be sure to let you know the moment tickets go on sale but in the meantime, if you have any thoughts on how you can be involved then don’t hesitate to contact us via wendovercelebrates. com or our Facebook page facebook.com/ wendovercelebrates. The directors and committee look forward to seeing you all on Sunday 24 May 2020.

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11+ Coaching in Wendover Experienced Tutor 01296 625548 or 07789 690139 Who are we? Two‐thirds of children growing up in poverty Hi, I’m Jo and I co-ordinate the hygiene bank live in a family where at least one person in Aston Clinton/Bucks. works, but they just don’t earn enough to afford a decent standard of living and so Many people living in poverty or those who can’t work themselves out of the poverty find themselves in times of a major life crisis trap. (source: Child Poverty Action Group) often have to make the distressing decision to eat or stay clean because they can't afford We collect, sort donations and distribute to do both. We are a locally based national, these. Our current, confirmed partners are; grass roots charity that is here to help. Our the Aylesbury and Wycombe Women’s refuge passion is grounded in a sense of injustice: (both cover this area), Homeless Shelter in it’s not right that anyone should face this Aylesbury, Youth Action and Dacorum food choice. Driven by a belief that everyone bank. Along with Jacki, who covers the deserves to feel clean, we give hygiene, Tring area and surrounding villages, I am in beauty & personal care essentials to those conversation with local children's centres that need them. and schools to establish them as additional partners. Why? This is about dignity. We need to break the There are drop off points open to members stigma of hygiene poverty. It is shaming, of the pubic at Bluebells Tea Rooms humiliating and excluding and can result in (Marsworth), The Squirrel Public House social isolation. It leads to a crippling lack of (Amersham), St Michael and All Angels confidence and negatively affects good health Church (Aston Clinton), All Saints (Buckland), and mental well-being. These can impact Tring Beauty Box (Tring) and Aldbury Post early childhood development, learning, Office. They can accept donations anytime employability and social interaction. they are open. There will be a drop off point How? We encourage people and businesses in the locality to donate essential toiletries, hygiene, beauty and grooming products via drop off points and collector schemes. Brands and retailers also give us unused or repackaged products and we are distribution partners for some buy one/give brands. All these products are collected, sorted and given out to a network of organisations and services that support vulnerable and struggling people. The Hygiene Bank doesn't give products to individuals directly - we partner with local schools and existing charities such as foodbanks, supported housing schemes, refuges, hostels and social services who then distribute the products to the people they are working with. This means everything donated locally stays in the area and is given out to local families and individuals living in crisis. The Hygiene Bank for Aston Clinton and the surrounding villages embraces this vision for everyone to have access to toiletry, hygiene, grooming and beauty products so that no one has to suffer the indignity and social stigma of hygiene poverty.

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There are also collection points (private to people or businesses) set up to receive your donations (with more to follow) at Nails by Danielle in Aston Clinton (by appointment only). We are happy to arrange a collection if required. The important ethos is, donate local, help local, which means whatever is donated in an area stays in that area to help the local community. We have been able to provide much needed products to many people following the Mix96 campaign.

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Now having gained High Performance Athlete status within the RAF, Alex will remain at RAF Halton, so he can continue to train at the Roger Gracie Academy in Aylesbury. Currently ranked number two Purple Heavyweight in the UK, he will be aiming to get that number one spot. The RAF Brazilian Jiu Jitsu team is growing bigger month by month and holds its team training at RAF Digby. Alex said: “The RAF BJJ Team had a fantastic day at the Inter-Service Championships this year. Everyone showed great sportsmanship and determination to fight against the British Army and Navy Team. I have no doubt in my mind that everyone will strive to do even better in the competitions to come, civilian and military.”

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Local Faces: The Dayla Family DAYLA & James Pettit, the 4th Generation family-owned Drinks Distributor and Wine Merchants is truly very much rooted in Wendover. It was Joseph Holland Senior who owned and ran The Red Lion Hotel, The King & Queen and former King’s Head and who also ran the Wendover Maltings Brewery that established a family tradition of a lifetime in the drinks trade. He also built Wendover School (next to the Clock Tower, now domestic dwellings) was a Wine & Spirit Merchant, a Meal & Corn Merchant, ran the Masonic Lodge and somehow, along the way, found time to have 10 children. His son, also Joseph, ran the Brewery until 1914 when he sold it to Aylesbury Brewery Company upon joining up to serve in the First World War. On his return, on 1st May 1919, he bought North & Randall Limited, a Mineral Water Manufacturer at the foot of the High Street in Aylesbury. Joe ran the business with his sister Miss Ellen (Nellie) Holland and was joined in 1948 by his sonin-law Richard (Dick) Cooper who then went on to build the well-known Soft Drinks range under the name of DAYLA following a highly successful national launch back in the 1960s of an iconic soft drink from South Africa called HUBBLY BUBBLY. The name DAYLA actually stands for (D)ick’s (AYL) esbury (A)gency. Joseph Holland was also Mayor of Aylesbury. Today, 100 years on from when Joe bought it, DAYLA & James Pettit is an

award-winning £35million business with a portfolio of more than 4500 products across all types of drinks, serving over 2000 Pubs, Clubs, Bars, Restaurants and Hotels across the Home Counties, and beyond. Today Joe’s family are all still very much in evidence.

back row: Tim, James, Daniel, Pete front row: Sue, Kaz, Sarah

At the helm is his grandson Tim Cooper, Managing Director, who in turn is joined by his own sister and brother-in-law Sue and Pete Lapham. The next generation are firmly installed with Tim’s son Daniel as Commercial Director, Kaz his daughter as Head of Design and from the Lapham stable, James Lapham (Sue & Pete’s son) IT & Finance Director with Sarah Lapham, their other son Chris`s wife, assisting behind the scenes on many special projects. So the family dynasty still very much carries on from the days when Tim and Sue’s parents, Dick and Pat Cooper, together with Pat’s sister, Joan Macmillan, established the business on a very firm footing, thereby allowing it to grow into the all-round drinks operation that it is today, supporting many local causes and events, since Wendover and the surrounding areas have been so important to the company’s success.

So what next, we ask? Well independence is very much at the core of this family business with DAYLA being very much a way of life for them all, rather than being regarded as a job of work. It will continue to offer a forever changing range of quality drinks and added value services. The Family already have a number of ideas for the next chapter, but very much at the cutting edge of the drinks world . . . so no resting on its laurels. And today the DAYLA family still lives in Wendover and frankly couldn`t imagine being anywhere else!! The late Richard Cooper OBE (Mr DAYLA) would have delighted in continuing to quote his own special catchphrase HAVE There is never a dull moment in this family A NICE DAYLA!!

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operation with new business coming on stream all the time and an ever evolving portfolio of World Beers and Cask Ales, Craft Beer, Wines, Premium Spirits and of course Soft Drinks. In addition, there is also James Pettit which is the wine arm of DAYLA and was formerly owned by Aylesbury Brewery Company. DAYLA has grown both organically and through a number of acquisitions, though never lost its family principles and even today from the 110 staff there are a further 11 families working within the business giving it such a unique and special flavour. Working with more than 120 Suppliers means that life is never quiet at DAYLA and with the emergence of different drinking trends, they have to be ahead of the game and identify the next new taste . . . GIN has been massive and its popularity continues to grow. DAYLA now carries more than 300 Gin Brands with Rum being tipped as the next big winner. Low and Non-Alcoholic Drinks are also gaining momentum with some great tasting beers making impressive headway.

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Mon-Sat 10.00-17.50, Sun 14.00-17.00 www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/tring.html Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society Autumn Show, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN, see page 3 www.bucksvoice.net/k​ehs/ Aston Hearing - HearToday Event, Cobbles Yard, Thame OX9 3DZ, also Fri 06 Amersham Town Hall. astonhearing.co.uk/e​vents “Learn My Way” FREE computer training, Wendover Community Library, see page 2 01296 382415 Knit & Natter, Wendover Library Room, see page 2 01296 382415 Breast Friends Aylesbury- Breast Cancer Support Group, Mandeville School HP21 8ES www.breastfriends-aylesbury.org.uk KEHS Meeting with speaker Andrew Mikolajski, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN,see page 3 www.bucksvoice.net/kehs Wendover U3A members meeting, St Mary's Church u3asites.org.uk/wend​over/welcome Craft Group, Wendover Christian Centre Buckland, Drayton Beauchamp and Aston Clinton WI, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS 01296 434372 Simply Walk to Wendover Woods, starts at Your Café in the Park, Green Park, Aston Clinton Wendover Library Reading Group, Wendover Library Room 01296 382415 Open Gardens, Lindengate HP22 6BD. Fri 6-8pm, Sun 2-5pm. see page 3 www.lindengate.org www.hvaf.org.uk/open-studios Herts Open Studios, throughout Hertfordshire, see page 3 Sound Bath Music Therapy Sessions, Chilterns MS Centre, see page 4 www.chilternsmscentre.org Posh Frocks Charity Sale for BkB, Downley Community Centre HP13 5TR, see page 4 Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge, see page 4 www.renniegrove.org/events Working Party with BBOWT. 08-Dancersend, 12-Bacombe Hill, 26-Weston Turville Reservoir www.bbowt.org.uk Contemplative Fire Christian Fellowship Gathering, St Mary's Church, Wendover Wendover Arm Trust Boat Trip on the Canal, starts Cowroast Marina, see page 4 Katherine 07547 181857 Wendover Evening WI - “Tales from the Auction Room”, St Anne’s Hall, see page 5 Margaret 01296 582318 Chiltern and District Hard of Hearing Club, Halifax House, Little Chalfont jennyburton@sky.com Wendover Art Club, Wendover Library Room. see page 5 www.wendoverartclub.org Aston Clinton, Buckland & Drayton Beauchamp Horticultural Society, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS www.astonclintonhort​iculturalsociety.co.uk FoWL Charity Golf Day, Whiteleaf Golf Course, see page 5 01296 382415 Carers Bucks meeting, Wendover Community Library Room mail@carersbucks.org Halton Amateur Theatrical Society "Ghost Train", RAF Halton Theatre, see page 5 07510 687365 Aylesbury Festival Choir Open Rehearsal, Bedgrove Jr Schl, see page 5 www.aylesburyfestivalchoir.net Chiltern Writers - “Jules Wake – Tips for Getting that Novel Written & Published”. Wendover Library Rm www.chilternwriters.org Floating Market, Waterside Canal Basin, Aylesbury HP20 1UG, see page 5 watersidefestival.org Memory Pathways gardening & activity group, Lindengate Site, Worlds End Garden Centre, please book 01296 622443 Lipreading Taster Session, Wendover Library Room. Weekly classes from 27 Sep, see advert page 4 judy.lipreading@gmail.com Heritage Open Days - "Drawn to the Chilterns", The Loft Studio HP22 6DU, see page 5 www.heritageopendays.org.uk Waterside Festival, Waterside Canal Basin, Aylesbury HP20 1UG, see page 5 watersidefestival.org Christian Aid Teatime Event, Manor House HP22 5SH, see page 4 Messy Church, Wendover Christian Centre. FREE. See page 5. BBOWT Talk, "Year of the Fly" Gt Missenden Memorial Ctre, £4 entrance, free parking www.bbowt.org.uk Aylesbury Centre for the National Trust, Broughton Jr Schl HP20 1NQ Legacy Fairs Antiques & Collectors Market, Wendover Memorial Hall, see advert page 4 Weston Turville U3A members meeting, Aylesbury Rugby Club www.wtu3a.org.uk Wendover Horticultural Society - Wildflowers and Orchids in the Chilterns, see page 5 Meditation Classes, Wendover Library Room anitabaxter@talk21.c​om On Screen - Film Club, Wendover Library Room, see page 19 01296 382415 Aston Wine Club, Buckland Village Hall www.astonwineclub.co.uk Halton Singers – “Magic Moments”, Halton Village Hall, see advert page 5 Don 622603, Kevin 622390 Wendover Local Produce Market, Manor Waste Walk the MS Mile, HP20 1UR, see page 6 www.chilternsmscentre.org Sally Evans Artists and Makers Fair. 21 - Chorleywood, 28 - Thame. 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worked for the PC on a part-time basis for Clock Tower Open Day I am committed to ensuring a sustainable many years. The council and his colleagues Saturday 21 September, 10am - 1pm wish him well for the future. future for the Wendover Parish Council. Wendover Parish Council will be hosting an Tom Walsh Open Day on Saturday 21 September from The Parish Council offers a truly local way 10am to 1pm, where you can come along to Parish Council Meeting of delivering important services, as well the Clock Tower. Tuesday 3 September 7:30pm as supporting people and organisations in • learn about the history of the building St Anne’s Hall Wendover. Councils are only as good as the • oversight of the Parish Council work they do, and that work depends largely • how you may become involved on inputs from the community. Councillors Best Kept Village Results are a channel where proposals can be As Wendover was the overall winner in last We are experiencing a period of change and developed, but we want to broaden the base year’s Best Kept Village Competition 2018, we would like you to be part of it! Why not and tap into your expertise. Think of it as the this year we could only enter to win the visit us on your way to or from the Local Parish Council for busy people, maximum Tindall Cup against all the 2018 winners. Produce Market, which is on the same day. influence for very little of your time. How We are proud to announce Wendover won Bring the children along to enjoy some free can you help? Come to our Clocktower open 2nd place in the Tindall Cup, just pipped to ice-cream and the old Clock Tower jail. We day on Saturday 21 September to find out the top spot by Chalfont St Giles who won promise we won’t throw away the key! Visit by one point! Thank you to the Wendover https://www.wendover-pc.gov.uk/clockmore. There’s free ice cream! community for all your efforts to upkeep tower-open-day for more info. One of the most fun and convivial things the our village. Although it is not a win, we are Parish Council organizes each year is The still proud of placing second! Well done Community litter pickers Wendover Village Quiz. If you always fancied everyone! Wendover Parish University Challenge, this is for you. Teams Council have Local Produce Market of three face off in a battle of wits, answering purchased some litter questions that veer from Brittany France, to Saturday 21 September 9am to 1pm pickers, handy hoops Britney Spears. As quizmaster, Alan Myers, Manor Waste and recycled refuse who is Wendover’s Bamber Gascoigne or bags to be loaned out Jeremy Paxman, depending on your age, Meet the Chairman at no charge to any puts them to the test. There’s also a chance Would your organisation benefit from individuals or groups to beat the Chairman, not perhaps as hard as meeting the Chairman who will explain the who could make use of them to conduct litter it should be! This is the 20th running of the role of the Council and how you can make picking activities. Please visit https://www. annual village quiz so why don’t you come a difference by becoming a Councillor or wendover-pc.gov.uk/post/wpc-purchasealong and enjoy this fun event while you sip joining one of our Working Groups? community-litter-pickers for more info. on a beverage from the cash bar and try not to shout out the answers from the audience. If yes, visit https://www.wendover-pc.gov. Visit https://www.wendover-pc.gov.uk/ uk/invite-the-chairman for more info and to annual-quiz for more information and the book an appointment. www.facebook.com/wendoverparish/ dates of each round of the quiz. Wendover Parish Council, The Clock Tower, High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU We have said goodbye to one of our grounds www.wendover-pc.gov.uk clerk@wendover-pc.gov.uk 01296 623056 team who recently resigned. Tony has

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