Wendover News October 2019

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October 2019

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The front page of the September print edition of Wendover News drew attention to the ongoing worry about the status of the HS2 owned cottages in Ellesborough Road since tenants have been given notice to quit. Wendover News received this reply in answer to a query requesting that all Preparatory Works should be stopped: As part of the recent announcement of the independent review into HS2, the government has made it clear that such Preparatory Works should continue in parallel with the review. We do appreciate the concerns of the local community, and will continue to seek to minimise the impact of our works, as part of our commitment to being a good neighbour to local communities. Nigel Greenidge, www.fusion-jv.com Wendover News understands that HS2 have not yet instructed fusion-jv to get on with the demolition. Ellesborough Road has been identified as a location where “demolition of building will need to occur”.

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Local residents are seeking assurances that the Ellesborough Road cottages owned by HS2 will not be demolished until the time comes for work to start on the “green” tunnel. “Project critical works” could be undertaken soon.

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.

Tom Walsh writes on page 12 of this edition: I recently wrote to Grant Shapps, Transport Secretary and to Mark Thurston CEO of HS2 Ltd asking for the Preparatory Works programme to be stopped until the government decides if it’s Go or No Go on the project. Specifically, that no buildings are to be demolished before the Notice to Proceed is issued. No reply has been received.

RAF Flypast

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Tuesday 1 & 15 October at 1.30pm

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

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


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

Cake & Biscuit Decorating

welcome, please try an easy-paced ride first. Cornelli Sugarcraft (see advert page 2) runs Easy-Paced Rides 09.30am Sundays; please courses each term, www.cornellisugarcraft. see the website for details. co.uk. See events pages 30 & 31. Wendover and Halton Cycling Club meets weekly at 18.30 Wednesdays & 08.30 Charity Coffee Mornings Sundays. All meetings at Halton UK tennis Thu, 10am-12noon, No2 Pound St Did you know that No2 Pound Street gives and sports village. Parking, showers/ away all money raised from coffee and hot changing and café on site. Contact Otec beverage sales (terms apply) on Thursday Bikes for information 07824 828024. mornings? Come find similarly minded parkrun meets Saturdays at 9.00 near people who are raising valuable funds whilst the Wendover Woods main car park. 5km enjoying a lovely coffee and a slice of cake! run, walk, watch or volunteer! Visit www. parkrun.org.uk/wendoverwoods for details.

Bucks County Museum & Roald Dahl Regular Events at Wendover Library Children’s Gallery

“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. Please recycle your Wendover News “Jigsaw Challenge” ongoing. Please be Printed in the UK by aware that if you’d like to participate in The Magazine Printing Company the many consultations available via Bucks using only paper from FSC/PEFC suppliers www.magprint.co.uk County Council at https://democracy. buckscc.gov.uk/mgconsultationlistdisplay. aspx?bcr=1, hard copies are usually available Cycle Rides and Local Walks Sugarcraft Specialist Simply Walk meets each Tuesday at 10:00 at at Wendover Community Library. Wendover Clock Tower and each Thursday Cake decorating supplies at 10:30 at ‘Your Café’ in Aston Clinton Park. The Horse in Art Cake decorating courses Leisurely and longer walks, 45 minutes plus. until 27 October, Obsidian Art HP22 5XJ 01296 696860 Please arrive 15 minutes early to register A stunning collection of hand-picked art 1 Town Court High St Wendover HP22 6EA with the walk leader. See also pages 30 & 31. by selected British artists and makers. www.cornellisugarcraft.co.uk Featuring paintings, drawing, printmaking, The Ramblers have a programme of organised photography, glass, ceramics, jewellery and • Pruning & Weeding walks of varying length and difficulty locally. more. Free entry, and all artwork is for sale. • Hedge & Tree Care More on www.aylesbury-ramblers.org.uk • Grass Cutting and pages 30 & 31. • Patios & Fencing Orthodontics Open Day • Small Landscapes Aylesbury Cyclist Touring Club has Sat 28 Sep, 10am-4pm, Smile Design, 33 Call Roy group rides throughout the county, see High St 01296 625531 07906 398187 southbuckscycling.or​g.uk/rides. Any bike will Begin your journey to the smile you’ve hawthorngardening@yahoo.com do as long as it’s roadworthy. Newcomers always wanted, see advert page 9. Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Katie Surridge - Artist in Residence 20 September - 18 October. “Reincarnated Rubbish” until 2 November. “The Beautiful Stitch” through 31 December. For charges, opening and activity times, birthday parties and more please check www. buckscountymuseum.org.

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Events Chocolate Boutique Grand Opening

Sat 28 Sep, 21 High St Visit Wendover’s newest clothing boutique - just in time for Christmas buying! See advert page 4

Travel Impressions Canada Fair

Tue 1, 6-8.30pm, Baptist Church, Tring High Street Join Travel Impressions to learn more and receive advice about destinations in Canada and Alaska. See advert page 29.

Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society

Tue 1, 8pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN “The Garden in Autumn and Winter” Margaret Easter, an experienced photographer and speaker, talks to us about what to grow so that there are always some plants flowering from September to early March. The talk is based mainly on the plants grown in her Hertfordshire plantsman’s garden. www.bucksvoice.net/kehs

Whitchurch Morris Taster Sessions

Tue 1, 8.15pm, Wilstone Village Hall HP23 4PE Fancy a go at Morris Dancing? Whitchurch Morris side have scheduled taster sessions for the first Tuesday in October & November. Why not give it a try?

Craft Group

Wed 2, 16 & 30 10am-12 noon, Wendover Christian Centre Join others at Craft Group, initiated by Wendover Free Church, but open to all. If you enjoy knitting, sewing, crocheting, painting, drawing or colouring or any other kind of craft, there’s room for you. Please bring your own materials if possible. Refreshments provided at about 11am.

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Bucks Bird Club

Thu 3, 7.45pm, St Anne’s Hall “Secret Britain” by Andy Sands - Secret areas of the UK that secretive birds, mammals & insects can be found with patience. Visitors welcome £2, members free. More information can be found on http://bucksbirdclub.co.uk.

Jazzupfront - The Greg Foat Group

Thu 3, 8pm, St Mary’s Church, Aylesbury Jazzupfront proudly presents: Greg Foat, pianist/composer/

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LEGACY FAIRS Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 17 October 9am-2pm (Trade 8am) Entrance by donation to Charity Wendover Memorial Hall email: peter.stevenspeter@aol.com

BBOWT Plant and Produce Market

Sunday 20 October 10.00 -12.00 Gt Missenden Memorial Centre Admission Free Experienced local piano/school music teacher has vacancies for all ages and levels from complete beginner to advanced commencing January 2020 Have fun while learning in a relaxed atmosphere Phone/text Denise Erlandsen 07767 372049 email: derlandsen@yahoo.co.uk


arranger, whose music contains elements of many genres and styles of music. Tickets £16 + booking fee from www.ents24.com/ aylesbury-events/st-marys-church/gregfoat-group.

Cholesbury-cum-St-Leonards History Group


Fri 4, 8pm, St Leonards Parish Hall Buckinghamshire Murders – based on the accounts of murders in the county in a book by our Speaker, Dr Jonathan Oates, Ealing Borough Archivist and Local Historian.

BBOWT events

Sun 6, 2pm, Dancersend Reserve - Fungi Walk. Tue 15, 7.45pm, Gt Missenden Memorial Centre - Badger Talk. Sun 20 10.00-12noon, Gt Missenden Memorial Centre - Plant & Produce Sale. Details page 20 and advert page 4. www.bbowt.org

from the Trussell Trust. TheTrussell Trust is working to stop UK hunger and poverty. We will learn about their network of foodbanks, which provide emergency food and support to people in crisis. Visitors are most welcome. Contact: Margaret - 01296 582318. www. wendoverwi.weebly.com

Wendover Art Club

Wed 9 & 23, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Rm 9th - This will be our chance to take what we have learnt from Mark Fennell in September and develop a portrait from our own photographs in our choice of medium. 23rd Susan Gray, a very popular local painter, will be demonstrating in acrylics. As Susan has been to us several times we are leaving the choice of subject to her. Rest assured it will be an enjoyable and informative evening.

Music, Moves & Memories

Thu 10, 10.30am-12noon, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Tue 8, 7.30pm, St Anne’s Hall Everyone loves cake – and, Aylesbury Town The speaker in October is a representative Council in Partnership with the Waterside

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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 6


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31.10.2019 | 16-18 You are invited to Choral Evensong in St Mary's Church, Wendover on Sunday 13th October, at 3pm

The preacher will be Rev'd Joan Hicks, a former curate at St Mary's in the early 1990's.

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Tea and cake will be served after the service 50 years ago women were ’allowed’ to join the choir at St Mary’s3 of them are still members! Please come and celebrate with them.

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Events Theatre are hosting an intergenerational party as part of the theatre’s 9th birthday celebrations this autumn. The focus of this FREE event is celebrating fun & laughter at any age. Wendy’s Sing & Play Group along with some of our younger guests will be the main attraction you won’t want to miss. If you and/or anyone you know would like to attend, please contact our Dementia Friends Champion on 01296 425678 or email b.lasoye@aylesburytowncouncil.gov.uk.

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person to raise at least £100 in sponsorship for the Centre to take part and you must be OVER 18. This event is open to Corporate participants only. Please ensure you have read both the Terms & Conditions and the Firewalk Guide before you register for the event. Sponsored by Sweeney’s Budgens of Wendover. Details www.chilternsmscentre. org/event/fire-walk/.

1st - 17th October

Fun Race Night

Sat 12, 7pm, Weston Turville Village Hall The Hampden Fields Handicap Hurdles, Thu 10, 7pm, Wendover Bowls Club supporting Hampden Fields Action Group, Weekly quizzes until 28 November (except see advert page 4. 31 October). Come cheer your favourites!

Wendover Quiz

An Evening with the Pendyrus Male Choir

Chiltern Writers

Sat 12, 7.30pm, King’s Church Amersham HP6 6LX Benefits Everylife. £20 Concessions: £18. To book, call 03333 442505, visit www. Corporate Charity Firewalk everylife.org.uk/events, or purchase direct Fri 11, 7-10pm, Aylesbury Rugby Club from King’s Church Amersham, Raans Road, Benefits Chilterns MS Centre. £20 entry. Each Amersham, HP6 6LX. Thu 10, 8pm, Wendover Library Room Workshop with Antonia Honeywell.

• Manicure & Pedicure • Gel System • Shellac & Gel (OPI Colour) Pretty Nails 2 Icknield Court Back Street Wendover HP22 6EB

Artists & Makers Fairs 19th October - Thame Art Crawl The Masonic Hall, 13 High Street (next door to Pike, Smith & Kemp) Thame ~ 26th October - Thame Town Hall, OX9 3DP

Volunteer Opportunities Calibre Audio Library is a locally based, national charity providing audio books to people with sight problems, dyslexia or print disabilities via CDs, memory sticks or online. We welcome volunteers to come in and help us inspect, process and despatch around 1700 audio books every day. If you are comfortable using computers and can spare a few hours a week, please contact David Pipkin on 01296 432339 to find out more.

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Calibre Audio Library, New Road, Weston Turville, Aylesbury, HP22 5XQ (next to the Holiday Inn hotel)

Festive Wreath Workshops

Wendover Choral Society

with award winning florist Saturday November 30 10am-1pm or 2-5pm For more info and to book a place contact Anne on 01296 622443


Christmas Concert

Handel’s ‘The King Shall Rejoice’ and ‘Zadok the Priest’ Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’ and ‘The Four Seasons’


info@lindengate.org.uk www.lindengate.org.uk Lindengate, The Old Allotment site (Next to Dobbies Garden Centre), Aylesbury Road, Wendover Buckinghamshire, HP22 6BD

Saturday 7th December 2019 at 7.30 pm St Mary’s Church, Wendover

Peter Bassano: Conductor

including refreshments

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with the Equale Baroque Soloists, Fenella Humphries: leader and soloist Tickets £15.00, U16s £5.00 from Just, 11 High St, Wendover, HP22 6DU Info@stmaryswendover.org.uk Tel 01296 623123 Also available from wendoverchoralsociety@gmail.com


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Events Choral Evensong

Aylesbury Ctre of the National Trust Artists & Makers Fairs

No1 Christmas Launch

Quiz Night

Sun 13, 3pm, St Mary’s Church, Wendover Thu 17, 8pm, Broughton Junior School Sat 19 & 26, 10am-4pm, Thame With special guest Rev Joan Hicks, former The Capital’s Garden and Parks: The Lungs of Join the Thame Art Crawl Sat 19; drop into curate at St Mary’s. See advert page 4 London (speaker Colin Oakes). Thame Town Hall Sat 26. See advert page 5. Fri 18, 7.30pm, Weston Turville School Thu 17, 9.30am-8pm, No1 High St See the new Christmas range and have a Supporting the Weston Turville School PTA in its aim to improve the school library and glass of fizz! See advert front page. provide reading books for each class. Tickets Wendover Horticultural Society £10pp westonturvillepta@hotmail.com. Bar Thu 17, 2.30pm, Wen Library Room all evening. The speaker is John Marshall from Wendover, “12 months on an allotment”. This will be Quiz and Chips relevant to anyone who cultivates anything, Fri 18, 7.30-10.30pm, Wendover Memorial Hall with or without an allotment. Charge £2 per Benefits Chilterns MS Centre. A fun-packed evening of quizzical delight, topped off with member, £3 for visitors. a delicious meal of fish (or sausage) & chips. Chiltern Brewery Tour & Tasting If you have any special dietary requirements, Thu 17, 6-9.30pm, Chiltern Brewery, Terrick please tick the appropriate box. There are Benefits Pace Children’s Charity. Learn about limited tables available, and 8 seats on the art of brewing, followed by a tasting each table. This event sells out fast so book session and English tapas. Tickets £20 from your tickets soon to avoid disappointment. lacey.bonham@thepacecentre.org or 01296 For full details and to book, visit www. 614287. chilternsmscentre.org/event/quiz-chips/.

Book Club

Sat 19 10.30-11.30am, Wen Christian Ctre Whatever your taste in reading, you will be welcome at Book Club. No set books to read, just interesting conversation about whatever we’ve been reading. We begin with coffee and often cake.

Wendover Sings: All You Need is Love

Love songs from Beethoven to Beatles Sat 19 October St Mary’s Church, Wendover Rotary in Wendover and District, with support from Wendover Parish Council, are holding a special singing workshop/ masterclass followed by an evening concert performance, in aid of Parkinson’s UK on Saturday 19 October. Come and sing with us and learn the music at the afternoon workshop 1.30 to 5.00pm, tickets £10. If you don’t want to sing do come to the Evening

NEWS FROM WENDOVER HEALTH CENTRE - 01296 623452 - www.westongrove.com Saturday 19 October - for eligible Pregnant women and children are also Flu vaccination Every winter flu viruses circulate in the population causing an unpleasant illness which in vulnerable people can cause severe illness and even death. We strongly advise and encourage all those who are eligible to receive NHS funded flu vaccine.

For the 2019-20 season two different vaccines will again be offered respectively for adults aged 65 and over, adults and children aged 6 months to 64 years in at risk groups. Our Saturday vaccination sessions will be held as follows: Saturday 28 September – for all patients aged 65 years and over* with surnames beginning A-K Saturday 12 October – for all patients aged 65 years and over* with surnames beginning with L-Z (*including those who turn 65 on or before 31 March 2020). Saturday 5 October – for eligible patients aged 18-64 years with surnames beginning with A-K. 6

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with eligible for flu vaccine. Arrangements for vaccinating these groups will be made separately. Older children will Eligible patients are those in clinical usually be offered vaccination at school. risk groups – including patients with long term heart, lung, (including COPD We regret that that we cannot provide and asthma if you are using inhaled flu vaccine to those who are not in one steroids), liver or kidney problems, of the eligible groups. Please ask at diabetes, and the very obese (BMI local pharmacies who may be able to above 40); and also carers of older or assist – there will be a charge. disabled people, or household contacts of those with weakened immune New patients systems. If you have recently come to live in the All Saturday flu clinics will be held at Wendover area you are very welcome Wendover Health Centre from 8.30am to register with us. Please use the to 12 midday. Just walk in - you do registration forms available on our not need to book an appointment. If website. We require two forms of ID you cannot attend on your allocated which you must present in person – day, please attend on the alternate one for proof of identity and one for Saturday for your age group, or book proof of address. an appointment for vaccination with Changes to our opening hours Reception. We will be closed from 1-6.30pm for If you are not sure if you are in a risk staff training on Tuesday 15 October group that is eligible for flu vaccine and Thursday 21 November. This space paid for by Wendover Health Centre. please check with Reception. patients aged 18-64 years surnames beginning with L-Z.

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Events Concert at 7.00pm and enjoy the music of the hard work of the afternoon. Evening Concert tickets £10 or £5 for children, see advert on page 4. We are especially pleased to welcome back the talented and inspirational Jill Neenan as the Music Director of the event.

Acer Corner Open Garden

Sat 19 & Sun 20, 2-5pm, 10 Manor Road Time flies. We have reached the 10th year of opening our garden for the National Garden Scheme. Autumn is the best time to see the Acers (Japanese Maples) blazing in reds, oranges and yellows. Come and be inspired for what you can do in your garden. Hot drinks and home made cakes will be donated by the SBJC (South Bucks Jewish Community).

Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild

Sat 19, 2.30-4.30pm, S Mandeville Meth Church This month we hear from Janette Bright – “The Foundling Hospital and its Tokens”.




Man the Lifeboats Charity Concert

Sat 19, 8pm, Queens Park Arts Ctre HP21 7RT London based folk rock band Man the Lifeboats play raucous, ramshackle folk music. Supported by the Rotary Club of Aylesbury Hundreds and raising funds for “Patience” the School Therapy Dog at Stocklake Park School. All proceeds to the fundraiser. Tickets £11 from www.qpc.com.

BBOWT Plant & Produce Sale

Sun 20, 10am-12noon, Great Missenden Memorial Centre The very best range of locally grown plants, home cooked produce and a pop-up café all to raise money for wildlife conservation in the Chilterns. See advert page 4. More BBOWT events page 20.


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Sun 20, 11am-2pm, Wendover Woods A sponsored dog walk for Lymphoma Action.Distance: 5k. Tickets: £5 per adult and £5 per dog - U16s free. Sponsorship target: £50 per family. Sign up at www.lymphoma-action.org.uk/DogWalk

Messy Church

Sun 20, 3.30-5.30pm, starts in St Anne’s Hall Messy Church is open to anyone. Enjoy messy (and not so messy) theme-related activities, a story and song and a meal together. No Thinking of selling your old BOOKS AND POSTCARDS? I offer a local service buying interesting things on paper:

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Library Talk

Fri 25, 7.15pm, Wendover Library Room Coming Soon - Save the Date! Professor Tajalli Keshavarz - “Communicating • 3 November - Annual Memorial Service, nature: from talking microbes to eating organised by Churches Together in Wendover plastics: How science and arts communicate”. • 7 November - Tring Brewery Night for £5:00 for adults and £3:00 for children. Chilterns MS Centre • 9 November - Christmas Food & Gift Fair, Weston Turville Historical Society Shop at The Lee Fri 25, 8pm, Weston Turville Village Hall • 17 November - Tapathon for Children in Need “Churchill’s Toys” with speaker - Gordon • 23 November - Pace Christmas Gift Fair Rogers. Entrance - £2 members, £3 visitors. • 21 & 28 November - Penny Brohn Living www.wthsoc.org.uk Well with Cancer course • 30 November - Wreath-making workshop, RSPB Aylesbury Local Group supports Lindengate, see advert page 5 Mon 28, 7.30pm, Prebendal Hall Community • 4 December - Wendover Christmas Centre HP19 7QW Celebration, see page 32 “Jewels of the Gambia” by Ashley Grove, • 6-7 December - Crib Fest - see page 12 enjoy superb photography of some • 7 December - Wendover Choral Christmas spectacular birds. Visitors welcome £4.50, Concert, see advert page 5 members £3. More information can be found • 13 December - Carols around the Tree on www.rspb.org.uk/groups/aylesbury. • 21 December - Ellesborough Silver Band

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Update from Hampden Fields Action Group Autumn update from HFAG

It is now well over a year since the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP) started public examination by the Inspector. Having been years in preparation, one might have expected it to be approved fairly readily. But the latest timetable shows that another stage of public consultation will be needed with a view to final consideration this November. (Please respond when it does!)

A weak plan and strategy mean permanent traffic problems for Wendover and the surrounding area.

Those of a kindly disposition will spare a thought for the traffic planners. It isn’t easy. Traffic modelling is complex, requiring up to date information and skilful processing. Roads are very expensive and nowadays depend on external sources of funds; for BCC and AVDC these include HS2, the Housing Infrastructure We are not surprised at how long this is taking. Fund, and developer contributions. Timetables The committee members who spoke at the are demanding, with widespread agreement July 2018 public hearing on the transport that infrastructure must come first. ‘strategy’ affecting south Aylesbury, from Stoke Mandeville round to Aston Clinton and So, it is concerning that the transport strategy of course including Wendover, heard the lacks timely data, has flaws in the modelling, Inspector describe it as “rough and ready”. requires HS2 to go ahead, has had its bid for Rough maybe, but clearly not ready. The HIF funding delayed and has recently inserted BCC and AVDC representatives endured a a 3-year slippage into its timetable (Eastern ‘challenging’ afternoon, in a session that Link Road). lasted five hours compared to the planned two. They implied that better data would be Maybe AVDC should mean ‘Aylesbury Vale soon available to resolve the issues, but this development concerns’. Chris Webbley, Chairman, HFAG has not yet (mid-September) come forth.


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Recently I heard an episode of ‘A Point of View’ on Radio 4 which touched a nerve in a very personal way. It was written and delivered by Sarah Dunant, a novelist and broadcaster who has spent many years living and working in Florence (now sadly driven out) and this article is unashamedly based on her talk. It is not so much about plastic waste, although that is a very substantial byproduct of the topic but more of a reflection on our lifestyle habits with regard to our planet’s current problems. Mass tourism and its effects. Even as little as 70 years ago only the rich could travel for pleasure but in the 1960’s ELAINE MACWHIRTER global economic development opened up Chartered Physiotherapist unimagined opportunities for travel. At first Pilates and Tai Chi Instructor Physiotherapy it was fun in the sun on European shores. Pilates, Tai Chi classes The family holiday for the British was more Wendover, Halton, Wilstone, A/Clinton likely to be in Spain than Cornwall thanks to Contact 07515252331 low cost airlines springing up and the British www.physioandpilatesinbucks.com tourist industry could not compete with such seemingly cheap holidays.

malls which most terminals have become. But it is the monster cruises which are killing our great European cities. It was a chilling experience to dock one morning in Venice to find within minutes, 3 monster ships docking behind us. The total number of tourists descending on Venice that morning was probably about 6000! And that is just from the ships! Then the rush for the city, the gondolas, the water taxis, the guided tours........... I had been really excited about seeing Venice but it was one of the most disappointing experiences I have ever had and I couldn’t wait to escape. The same can be said of so many beautiful cities - Florence, Barcelona, Dubrovnik, Lisbon.......

There are a few lights twinkling in the darkness. We have the unlikely alliance of David Attenborough with the extraordinary Greta Thunberg (Sarah Dunant describes her as having the appearance of Pippi Longstocking with the commitment of Then came long-distance travel. The airlines Mahatma Gandhi). competed for our hard earned money and a trip to Australia was no longer out of reach, Apparently plane travel in Sweden has and so new habits were formed. The young dropped 15% in the past year due to this could travel more cheaply than ever before child’s example. and the older generations threw themselves into the long haul holiday frenzy and Another statistic to finish - a flight from particularly the monster cruise phenomenon. Stockholm to Gothenburg uses the At this point I recognise myself, - yes, I HAVE equivalent fuel to 40,000 train journeys! been to Australia purely for pleasure and got into the habit of several short holidays a Perhaps it is time to resurrect an old adage year. Once it was exciting to travel by plane Let the train take the strain. (But not HS2.) but we have reached a tipping point. Flying has become an excruciating experience from Happy Holidays! the stress of Security to the gross shopping Barbara McGillivray

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Call for Local Santas

Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity are putting out a call for Santas of all ages to take to the 2018 Wendover Santa Dash streets of Haddenham and Wendover this December. After the success of last year’s event in Wendover which saw over 320 Santas run, walk and scoot 2km through the town raising over £2,000 for local hospice care, the Charity has added an additional event this year in Haddenham.

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Local News Princes Risborough Army Cadet Force

Are you aged at least 12? New cadets welcome! The force meets every Thursday 7.30pm-9.30pm so pop down to see what they do at the Community Centre in Wades Park, Princes Risborough. To find out more visit: https://armycadets.com/county/ buckinghamshire-acf/ or email 9444jone@ armymail.mod.uk.

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Would you like a year's lovely photos of Wendover and surrounds to adorn your wall next year? The 2020 calendar to benefit Wendover Community Library is available to buy from the Library starting 1 October get yours quickly as they sell out fast!

Safe Places - Aylesbury Vale

The Safe Places scheme aims to provide reassurance to vulnerable individuals when they are out and about in the community. If someone is feeling disorientated or unsafe they can approach a business which has the

yellow member sticker displayed in their window. Staff will then be able to assist - whether this be phoning a close contact, a taxi, providing directions or even just a quiet space to sit down and take a break. To see a complete list of Safe Places across Aylesbury Vale you can visit: www. aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/safeplaces-scheme. If you would like your business to be part of the Safe Places scheme or feel a group you are part of would benefit from receiving further information please contact communitysafety@ aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk.

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A big thank you to everyone who helped with the BkB Uganda Orphans sale on Saturday 7 September. Over £1000 was raised on the day. All proceeds are used as pump priming to support projects, including protected water springs, primary and secondary schools, a mobile health clinic and model farm, which benefit these orphans in Uganda to be educated and thereby improve their life chances. These orphans are looked

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Everyone loves cake – and, Aylesbury Town Council in Partnership with the Waterside Theatre are hosting an intergenerational party as part of the theatre’s 9th birthday celebrations this autumn. The focus of this FREE event is celebrating fun & laughter at any age. The Town Council is working together with the local community, groups and businesses. Wendy’s Sing & Play Group along with some of our younger guests will be the main attraction you won’t want to miss. If you and/or anyone you know would like to attend this event Thursday 10 October, 10.30am-12noon at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, please contact our Dementia Friends Champion on 01296 425678 or email b.lasoye@aylesburytowncouncil.gov.uk.

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HS2 Wendover’s efforts to improve the mitigation of HS2’s damaging progress past the village are still heavily overshadowed by Westminster’s addiction to BREXIT. As a result of this difficult situation, it was gratifying how many MPs and Lords have supported our efforts to brief ministers and reviewers. It seems that HS2 has had more reviews than the sequel to A Handmaid's Tale. Currently we are awaiting the outcome of the Oakervee review. Wendover’s documentary briefing went to this committee in August, you can find it on the Wendover Parish Council’s website, and David Lidington MP undertook to raise our case in his meeting with Mr Oakervee.

government/uploads/system/uploads/ the Preparatory Works programme to be a t t a c h m e n t _ d a t a / f i l e / 8 2 8 7 7 1 / h s 2 - stopped until the government decides if it’s Go or No Go on the project. Specifically, that chairmans-stocktake.pdf . no buildings are to be demolished before the The Government now seems to accept that Notice to Proceed is issued. HS2 can’t be delivered for less than £80 billion and that it will be many years late. I suspect I write this stuff on an iPad. I write the phrase that there will now be an attempt to inflate HS2 quite a lot. Every time I write HS2 I get an the benefits of HS2 to offset this increase in emoji of the damn train. It’s quite dispiriting. On the other hand, there are people at HS2 costs, and that must be resisted. Ltd who, every time they write Wendover get Bucks County Council are now in agreement a pain in the posterior. Tom Walsh with us that the Small Dean Viaduct is a real threat to the future of the A413. I met with WHS2 and District and County Councillors on Monday 9 September to discuss this and other aspects of Schedule 17 planning applications. WPC and WHS2 also raised it with David Lidington.

Alan Cook is the newish Chairman of HS2 Ltd. He’s undertaken what he’s called a “Stocktake”, on the project, probably to avoid it sinking without trace into the place that all the previous reviews went. His heavily I recently wrote to Grant Shapps, redacted findings can be found here Transport Secretary and to Mark https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/ Thurston CEO of HS2 Ltd asking for

Artist's impression of the Small Dean Viaduct which is a threat to the future of the A413

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Lindengate Happy Birthday Lindengate!

Lindengate celebrates its fifth birthday this year. The mental health charity supports people with a wide range of mental health needs, including anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), memory loss and dementia and those who feel their wellbeing could be improved. The caring community has encouraged people to thrive, lead more independent lives, develop work skills and recover their wellbeing. Some Gardeners have become Volunteers at Lindengate to help other people in their recovery. Over five years its volunteers and supporters have transformed the site from overgrown and derelict allotments to beautiful therapeutic garden spaces linked by wildlife areas, which are carefully designed to offer different healing environments and spaces. These outdoor spaces allow the expert staff and trained volunteers to offer its Gardeners (service users) a wide range of activities that are carefully tailored to improve their

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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. The events are being held on: • Thursday, 26 September 2019, 1600-1900 hours, St Mary’s Church, Wendover, HP22 6NL • Thursday, 17 October 2019, 1600-1930 hours, Ballinger Memorial Hall, Ballinger, HP16 9LQ A copy of the background to this can be found at www.hs2inbucksandox.co.uk. Look for ‘Wendover Viaducts, Green Tunnel Designs and Information September 2018’. To help you keep informed, you can subscribe to news updates for HS2 in Bucks and Oxfordshire by going to www. hs2inbucksandox.co.uk and providing your email address.

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News from Department for Transport

On 16 September 2019 Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps ordered that removals of ancient woodlands for HS2 be stopped during the independent review into the project - unless they are shown to be absolutely necessary to avoid major cost and schedule impacts should the scheme proceed as planned. The Transport Secretary told HS2 Ltd to assess what removals can be halted until after Doug Oakervee has reported in autumn. Mr Shapps recognised the concerns of local residents and campaigners that clearing of ancient woodlands is irreversible. Murray Stewart, Director Public Policy, DfT This news was posted on Wendover News Facebook as soon as it was received in the office. Any further announcements will also be published online.

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As mentioned in the September print edition of Wendover News, Wendover Dementia Action Alliance booked the Virtual Dementia Bus for a full day session in Wendover on Tuesday 1 October. Wendover organisations have responded well and all the places have been filled so as Wendover News goes to press we wish all the students well with this experiential training. Care organisations and businesses serving the public have taken advantage of the offer and Wendover News hopes to publish some responses in the November print edition.

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Club Corner BBOWT Chilterns Group Events

Sputniks, Elf Cups and Slime Moulds are promised on a field trip to Dancersend Reserve led by Mick Jones the volunteer warden at 2pm on Sunday 6 October please book online at bbowt.org.uk where you can find full details of all our events just by putting in your postcode. On Saturday 12 October we have our AGM and Conference at Brookes University in Oxford with the participation of our president Steve Backshall. On Tuesday 15 October at 7.45pm at Great Missenden Memorial Centre come and hear a world authority on badgers, Dr Richard Meyer, discuss ‘The Badger, Villain and Wildlife Icon’ and expect a lively debate on badgers, bovine TB and what to do about it. Then on Sunday 20 October from 10am to noon please support our Plant and Produce Charity Market, also at Great Missenden, see advert page 4, for the very best range of locally grown plants, home cooked produce and a pop-up café all to raise money for wildlife conservation in the Chilterns. Meanwhile at College Lake the reserve and visitor centre are open every day and events include special Nature Tots sessions for small children featured on the website. Please come and join us - full details at bbowt.org.uk/whats-on. Richard Birch, BBOWT Chilterns Group

Wendover Sparrowhawks Netball

The Autumn has swiftly come round again and for us netballers, it means a new Winter Season. In September our Senior teams played their first matches in the Aylesbury League, now represented in both Division 3 and 4. We are delighted to now have 2 Youth teams entered into the AYNL too.


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Wendover Sparrowhawks are also hosting a fundraising quiz night on 23 November at the Wendover Memorial Hall to raise funds for our ever expanding club. If you are interested in entering a team, please email wendoverladiesnetball@hotmail.com. £12 pp including a fish and chip supper! Get those quizzing hats on! Ellie, vice chair, Sparrowhawks

Wendover Bowls Club

At the end of August we held our Finals Day. This is the culmination of all the various knockout competitions that had run throughout the outdoor season for the silverware in our Trophy cabinet and, just as important, the pleasure of seeing your name on the honours board for 2019. It was a long day with matches starting early in the morning through to early evening. Thankfully we were blessed with good weather and they all got completed on time. A pat on the back must go to the organisers who had to cope with the logistical problems of players who were in more than one competition. After the dust had settled we sat down to a splendid meal provided by Ashlea Catering and the presentation of the awards. One real pleasure was to see that our youngest member, Kasey Turton aged 12, had won through to the Final of The Ann Shepherd Cup and, though beaten, she got one of the loudest ovations of the evening. By the time this goes to print our green will have been put to bed and the moth hoovered out of the indoor mats. We will all have to relearn this much gentler format and I’m sure we will find it a bit frustrating at first but, as we have the first match at the end of September, we had better learn fast.

Looking back at the year it has been pretty successful. Our membership has grown and the competition results fair. We may not be quite so “win at all cost” as some clubs but it is usually a happy place to be with a great social side. Come and join us. Don Knight

Wendover Cricket Club

As the season comes to the end, Wendover CC’s main highlight in recent matches was the 1st XI’s game at Ballinger in the Mid Bucks League Division 1. Club batting records were broken as after being put in to bat on a perfect batting pitch, Wendover amassed a record total of 350 for 2 declared off 36 overs. James Wootton broke the record for the highest individual score with 209 off just 111 balls, having struck 28 fours and 8 sixes. In partnership with 14 year old Hector Charlesworth who hit his maiden 1st XI 50 and ended on 71*, they added 272 for the 2nd wicket, a club record for any wicket (- beating the previous one of 266* set in 1992 by Bryn Jones & Richard Shearer, also for the 1st XI and the 2nd wicket. This was only the 3rd 250+ partnership in the club’s history.) Ballinger 2nd’s ended on 191 for 9, giving Wendover victory by 159 runs. Jonathan Seabrook

Local Bird & Nature Groups

Do you enjoy birdwatching? RSPB Aylesbury Local Group shortly begin their new programme of indoor meetings, all held in the Prebendal Hall Community Centre, Fowler Road, Aylesbury HP19 7QW and starting at 7.30 p.m. Visitors welcome £4.50, members £3. More information can be found on www.rspb.org.uk/groups/aylesbury.

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Club Corner The Bucks Bird Club soon begins their new programme of indoor meetings, all held in St Anne’s Hall, Aylesbury Road, Wendover and starting at 7.45 p.m. Visitors welcome £2, members free. More information can be found on http://bucksbirdclub.co.uk.

The roots of modern Freemasonry lie with the medieval stonemasons who built our castles and cathedrals, yet it is as relevant today as it was hundreds of years ago. In 2017, the United Grand Lodge of England, the oldest Freemasons’ body in the world, celebrated its 300th anniversary.

New film offers unique behind John Clark, head of Buckinghamshire the scenes look into the world of Freemasons, said: “Freemasons have been at the heart of Buckinghamshire for nearly Buckinghamshire Freemasons A new film which, for the first time, offers a glimpse of what happens in the county’s Lodge rooms, has been welcomed by Buckinghamshire Freemasons. The new film, Discover Freemasonry, shows interviews with leading Freemasons, as well as delving into Freemasonry’s unique history and symbolism, including the famous handshake.

130 years, but many people have little or no idea what Freemasonry is. I hope this video will go some way to answering that question and provide insight into who we are and what we do. We have thousands of members across Buckinghamshire and this is a great opportunity for people who may be interested in joining us to find out more.”

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The second week of September saw nine walkers, including seven from Wendover (Tim Harwood, Ben Hutchings, Richard Jones, Paul Moring, Xenia Murray, Matt Ryan and Ian Sansbury) walk the West Highland Way for Pace, the Aylesbury disability charity that works with children and young people with cerebral palsy. The team completed the 96mile route from the outskirts of Glasgow to Fort William in just five days, averaging around 20 miles a day over some really challenging terrain. Pace Chief Executive Ian Sansbury, who was one of the walkers, told us: “It was a very challenging but hugely rewarding trip through some of Scotland’s most compelling scenery. I think we would all agree that our second day, which included a punishing section along the rocky shores of Loch Lomond, was the most difficult. The

highlight, though, was a stunning fourth day across the wilderness of Rannoch Moor and up the Devil’s Staircase at the top of Glencoe. We were relatively lucky with the weather and were delighted that everyone could complete this challenging route in the time”. The group has already raised over £17,500 for Pace, money which will go directly to support their work with children with cerebral palsy and their families. But they are keen to attract more support from the Wendover community as they look to reach and exceed their £20,000 target. You can sponsor them via JustGiving at https://www. justgiving.com/fundraising/whw2019 - or you can send a donation to West Highland Way Challenge, Pace, 156 Wendover Road, Stoke Mandeville, HP22 5TE.

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The HS2 project is being reviewed, but our requests to cease enablement works until the go-ahead is given have been refused by the Secretary of State. A decision is expected by the end of the year. Go to tiny. cc/HS2inWendover to find out more about local works. • The National Grid is planning to move some pylons beside the Wendover Bypass. on Thursday 26 September, 1600 - 1900, • Notices have appeared announcing where updated plans for the Viaduct and the the closure of the bridleway between “Green Tunnel” were shown. Bacombe Lane and Small Dean Lane for If you missed that there’s a second chance nine months from January to allow the at Ballinger Memorial Hall near Great works at Grove Farm with a diversion via Missenden (HP16 9LQ) on Thursday 17th Dunsmore, see map. October from 16:00 to 19:30. • Meanwhile a Construction Compound has been fenced off in fields by Small Dean We are also working with our AVDC Lane, and we expect accommodation to Councillors to get more details of the be installed there for up to 240 workers construction plans and the revised train noise forecasts as part of their Planning building the A413 Small Dean Viaduct. As notified on page 14 in the September Authority review to minimise the overall Wendover of the new print edition of Wendover News, a public impact on Wendover_News_2015_update4 13/08/2015 15:09 Page 1 railway if it exhibition was held in St Mary’s Church goes ahead.

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Improving Wendover Community Library People from Wendover and the surrounding areas are being asked for their views on how Wendover Community Library might be improved.

people are being asked to fill in a survey to tell the trustees what they’d like a new library space to offer. It might be more study areas, better technology, more quiet reading space, meeting rooms/rooms to hire for the local community or something new – the trustees need the views of people from Wendover and the surrounding areas to progress their plans!

The Community Library - run by a group of trustees - is working with Wendover Parish Council and the County Council on potential plans to remodel and expand the library building. The trustees are aiming to put in a bid for funding to the HS2 project The survey is live from Monday 16 which would enable them to finance the September – Monday 14 October. improvements. People can go to the library to collect a To help with the funding bid, the Library questionnaire or complete it online at: trustees want to hear from local people on https://www.sur veymonkey.co.uk/r/ what they would want from a revamped WendoverCommunityLibrary. Wendover Library. Ideas could include more community-based services and new flexible Philip Mitchell is Chair of Wendover Library space in the building for other community Trustees. He said: “We really want to be sure activities. that library users and the local community have been involved in our plans to improve It’s important that the plans reflect local Wendover Library as we move this project needs and wants, so library users and local forward."

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Business Forum Harpenden wins ‘Best Local Building affordability. Their Society’ Award at National Awards expert team are Harpenden Building Society has won the ‘Best Local Building Society’ category at the prestigious What Mortgage Awards for a 5th year running.

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Directors of Local Faces: Wendover Celebrates Just after my family moved here from Reading, we discovered that wonderful local institution, Wendover Carnival. It had been going for some years and one of its main purposes was to raise money to build a swimming pool. Around the mid eighties, my eldest lad Thomas, now aged 38, walked round dressed as a ring master, all decked out in a top hat and tails. I was sure he would win the fancy dress contest but he was beaten by a very imaginative animated version of the Clocktower. Unfortunately volunteers dried up and everything fizzled out . . . That was until 2012 when a modern version of Wendover Carnival was resurrected under the name Wendover Celebrates, inspired by the Diamond Jubilee and Olympics. At the time I was chair of Wendover Parish Council: a number of Councillors got together and attracted Wendover people to form a committee. The rest is history and we are now into organising the fifth successive Wendover Celebrates. Off the top of my head, we will have dished out nearly £40k to local charities and organisations from money raised. I feel very proud to have been part of that. It’s when that sort of effort is made that you realise all the hard work is worth it. Roof Repairs New roofs, Lead Flashings, Repointing, Gutter Repairs Call Pete: 01296 624618 07775 732192

I started as a volunteer and have, over time, worked with a great variety of people, to shape a one day event that happens every two years that people look forward to. Some ask me why we don’t run the event annually. If we had more volunteers we would probably consider the possibility but I like the anticipation of what will happen. WC2020 will be the last event that I will be involved with – certainly as a Director; we need to enlist younger people to take things forward. My thanks to all on the committee, to colleagues on Wendover Parish Council and especially to my two co-directors Matt and Fiona. Bob Duggan I have lived in Wendover for over 20 years after spending several years in the British Army. This is the 3rd time I have supported Wendover Celebrates and the 2nd time as a director. I am responsible for the site logistics including planning and security, and ensuring that everyone has a great day. “I’m really passionate about supporting the community especially local charities and organisations that bring people together. I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone at the next event in 2020, which is set to be the best one yet!” Matt Hollingdale - Tree Pruning / Re-shaping / Felling - Dead Wooding - Stump Removal - Hedge Maintenance - Planting - Tree Preservation - Supply of Mulch & Woodchip 07767 795883 - Seasoned Logs 01296 613529 - All work performed to British gocalltreecare@gmail.com Standard 3998 gocalltreecare.com

Having grown up in Tring and then Gt Missenden and attending Tring Park School, some of my earliest memories are of Saturday lunch with my parents at the Red Lion, with the lovely Dolly serving us. We loved the independent shops that lined the beautiful High Street and always went for long weekend walks at Wendover Woods. When I opened my flower and gift shop in 2016, it was important to me that I did that in the village, and I am proud to now be one of those independent shops. I was honoured to be asked to become a director of Wendover Celebrates in October 2017, so this will be my second event. Having spent my life involved with theatrical productions, weddings and large corporate events – my responsibility for Wendover Celebrates is organising the entertainment, catering and stalls on the day and I am very much looking forward to big changes this year as we introduce many and varied “Arena Events” as well as an extended “Kid’s Zone”, “Stalls Site” and the ever popular live music in the evening. I very much welcome enquiries from anyone who would like to become involved with any of these areas – including catering – we really can’t do this without the support of our many volunteers and, of course, entertainment providers and stall holders. See you all on Sunday 24 May 2020. Fiona Quilter-Wood



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Wed also BML Fitness 10.45-11.45. zestyoga72@gmail.com GTAG (Give Tennis Another Go) at Halton Tennis Centre, pay as you go coaching sessions james@everyball.net 07981 152818 YogaBellies Classes, Mon 19.00-21.45 & SAT 08.45-10.00 Halton Vlg Hall, Wed 10.30-11.30 Wen Mem alice@yogabellies.co.uk Pilates, Halton Tennis Centre. Times & costs vary, see website for details www.physioandpilates​inbucks.com Exercise Sessions open to all, Churchill Hall (next to Your Café in the Park, Aston Clinton) Jess@jkpersonaltraining.co.uk 07703844807 Healing Meditation Group - Mon eve, Chesham, Thu eve/Fri morn, Wendover www.beingmystical.co.uk Zumba with Nikki, Mon & Thu 1815 Halton School, Sat 0930 Chiltern Way Academy Wendover nicolepistak.zumba.com, 07876443392 Mon - KundaDance, Fri - Slow Flow Yoga, Wendover Library Room. Term time only. www.happywellyoga.com Badminton Club. 19.45-21.45 Mon, beginners 18.45-19.45 Fri, John Colet School (term time) www.bucksvoice.net/wendoverbc Nia Classes - 1st & 3rd Mon 2pm, parent & child, Fri 6.30pm adult, Sun 10.30am adult melinajoyofnia@gmail.com Wendover Fitness classes, times & locations vary, see website for details www.wendoverfitness.co.uk Rainbow Rattles children’s playgroup (term time only), £1 per family, Trinity Centre RAF Halton Hartbeeps Music Classes for children, Wendover Guide Hut HP22 6HH www.hartbeeps.com Chairbelles seated exercise for over 55s, Bankside Kirsty 07801 594519 Jacqu’in the Box Babies Music and Little Learners age 3-5 years. Wendover Library Room www.jacqinthebox.com 07948371615 Free friendly run/jog club to suit you. Meet point RAF base Chestnut Avenue. Nikki 07868 873911 The Rotary Club of Wendover & District, Chandos Arms, W Turville, usually 1st & 3rd Mondays www.wendoverrotary.org.uk Badminton Club for over 18s, £6, (Sep-July, no BH’s) Green Park Sports Centre HP22 5NE Allen 01296 631159 annetatem@gmail.com Wendover Mums’ Choir, Trinity Community Centre, Tring Road (term time only) Tai Chi & Qigong Classes, Your Café in the Park 6 & 7pm Tue, St Anne’s Hall noon Wed www.yangshengtaichi.com Simply Walk, Tue 10.00 Wendover Clock Tower, Thu 10.30 Your Cafe Aston Clinton Park, see page 2 www.buckscc.gov.uk/media/4512920/walk-list-2019.pdf Tue - Yoga, Thu - Men’s Yoga, Chilterns MS Centre info@oakwood.org.uk Tue - Mum & Baby Yoga, Wen Children’s Ctre; Fri - Adult Yoga Class (term time), Wen Library Rm www.happywellyoga.com Thames Valley Police at Wendover Community Library 0845 230 3232 Hatha yoga— Tue 19.00-20.30 Wen Mem Hall; Fri 09.30-11.00 & 11.30-13.00, St Anne’s Hall www.lizbrownyoga.co.uk Play & Learn (term time only), Trinity Centre, RAF Halton 01296 621143 Colour Wheel Art Class (term time only), all topics, Ellesborough Parish Hall Steve Hedges 01844 273076 Bounce & Rhyme (term time only), Library Room, FREE 0845 2303232 Martial Arts Class for Children with ZKS, St Anne’s Hall www.zksmartialarts.co.uk Sparrowhawks Netball Training, John Colet School - Youth (13-16) 18.00-19.00, Seniors 19.00-20.30 wendoverladiesnetballclub@hotmail.com Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall (winter 20.15, summer 19.00) www.imagezcameraclub.co.uk Halton Singers Practice Sessions, Halton Village Hall enquiries@haltonsing​ers.org.uk Whitchurch Morris Side Practice Sessions, Wilstone Parish Hall (Oct-Apr) whitchurchmorris.org.uk FabricHQ sewing. Topics, times & locations vary, see website for details www.fabrichq.co.uk Wendover & Halton Cycling Club, Wed 18.30 local mtn bike, Sun 08.30 local mtn bike rides@wendoverhaltoncc.org.uk Parentcraft (booking only), Wendover Children’s Centre HP22 6HF 01296 621143 Drop-in French Conversation Group, Cafe 108, HP22 5HS 01296 632442, bramleycottage73@gmail.com Beginners and Improvers art group, The Loft Studio, The Courtyard wendystudio@hotmail.com Slimming World, Chilterns MS Centre, Oakwood Close HP22 5LX Sally 07484 650301 Hartbeats African Drumming, beginner to advanced, pay-as-you-go Justine 07773 047684 Halton Military Wives Choir rehearsals halton@militarywiveschoirs.org Adult Swimming Classes, Wendover Pool Siobhan 07457 252882 Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell 01296 624089 Aylesbury Sub-Aqua Club at Green Park Pool (term time only) www.aylesburydivers.​org.uk RAF Assn Halton and Ayles Branch clubhouse open to public, Bldg 259 RAF Halton Wendover Weekly Market, Manor Waste Fun Dog Training, Ellesborough Parish Hall anndormer.a2z@gmail.com Play & Learn (term time only), £1 per family, Wendover Children's Centre HP22 6HF 01296 621143 “Charity Thursday” No2 Pound Street - proceeds from hot beverage sales to charity www.2poundstreet.com Taekwondo for ages 5 and up, John Colet School www.btkd.co.uk Lucy Clark Scottish Country Dancing, Wendover Memorial Hall. Term time only. Beginners 7-8pm. www.lucyclark.org.uk Wendover Choral Society, St. Mary’s Church Wendover 01296 709593 Noah's Ark parent-toddler group (term time only), Wendover Christian Centre Lipreading and Hearing Loss Course, Wendover Library Room (term time only) judy.lipreading@gmai​l.com Amazing Donkey Youth Club for 10-14 year olds (term time only), Wendover Youth Ctre Paul Hammett 01296 621162 “Friday night is music night” at St Mary’s Church JUST 01296 623123 parkrun, Wendover Woods (by the Café) www.parkrun.org.uk/w​endoverwoods Nordic Walking, Wendover Woods karen@vivo-shapehealthlife.co.uk Antenatal classes with The Perinatal Partnership, Wendover Children’s Centre theperinatalpartnership@gmail.com Rookie Lifeguard Classes for 8-12 year olds (term time only), Green Park Pool Liz 01296 622895 Cycle Rides with Aylesbury Cyclist Touring Club, locations vary southbuckscycling.or​g.uk/rides Bingo at the Legion Club, Chiltern Road, all welcome

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Mon-Sat 10.00-17.50, Sun 14.00-17.00 www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/tring.html “The Horse in Art”, Obsidian Art, Layby Farm HP22 5XJ www.obsidianart.co.uk Aston Hearing - HearToday Event, Cobbles Yard, Thame OX9 3DZ, also Fri 04 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 Travel Impressions Canada & Alaska Fair, Baptist Church, Tring High Street, see page 2 enquiries@travelimpressions.co.uk Breast Friends Aylesbury- Breast Cancer Support Group, Mandeville School HP21 8ES www.breastfriends-aylesbury.org.uk Wendover Parish Council Meeting, St Anne’s Hall www.wendover-pc.gov.uk KEHS Meeting with speaker Margaret Easter, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN,see page 3 www.bucksvoice.net/kehs Whitchurch Morris Taster Session, Wilstone Village Hall HP23 4PE, see page 3 www.whitchurchmorris.org.uk Wendover U3A members meeting, St Mary's Church u3asites.org.uk/wend​over/welcome Craft Group, Wendover Christian Centre, see page 3 Fortnightly Writing Workshop, Wendover Library Room lesleycaellis@gmail.com 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, see page 2 www.buckscc.gov.uk › events › simply-walk-events Wendover Library Reading Group, Wendover Library Room 01296 382415 Bucks Bird Club with speaker Andy Sands, St Anne’s Hall, see page 3 www.bucksbirdclub.co.uk Jazzupfront - The Greg Foat Group, St Mary’s Church, Aylesbury, see page 3 www.ents24.com Cholesbury-cum-St-Leonards Local History Group, St Leonards Parish Hall, see page 4 https://cholesbury.com Fungi Walk with BBOWT, Dancersend Reserve, see page 20 www.bbowt.org.uk Wendover Evening WI - speaker from the Trussell Trust, St Anne’s Hall, see page 4 Margaret 01296 582318 Chiltern and District Hard of Hearing Club, Halifax House, Little Chalfont jennyburton@sky.com John Hampden School Wendover Early Years Open Morning office@jhampden.bucks.sch.uk Wendover Art Club 09 - portraits, 23 - Susan Gray, Wendover Library Room. see page 4 www.wendoverartclub.org Aston Clinton, Buckland & Drayton Beauchamp Horticultural Society, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS www.astonclintonhort​iculturalsociety.co.uk “Music, Moves & Memories”, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, see page 4 b.lasoye@aylesburytowncouncil.gov.uk Carers Bucks meeting, Wendover Community Library Room mail@carersbucks.org Wendover Quiz, weekly until 28 November except 31 October, Wendover Bowls Club, Dobbins Lane Chiltern Writers - Antonia Honeywell workshop – details tba. Wendover Library Rm www.chilternwriters.org Memory Pathways gardening & activity group, Lindengate Site, Worlds End Garden Centre, please book 01296 622443 www.chilternsmscentre.org/event/fire-walk/ Corporate Charity Firewalk for Chilterns MS Centre, Aylesbury Rugby Club, see page 5 Fun Race Night for HFAG, Weston Turville Village Hall, see advert page 4 chris.webbley@btinternet.com An Evening with the Pendyrus Male Choir for Everylife, King’s Church Amersham HP6 6LX, see page 5 www.everylife.org.uk/events Choral Evensong, St Mary’s Church, Wendover, see advert page 4 Contemplative Fire Christian Fellowship Gathering, St Mary's Church, Wendover https://contemplativefire.org BBOWT Talk, "Badgers" Gt Missenden Memorial Ctre, £4 entrance, free parking, see page 20 www.bbowt.org.uk Legacy Fairs Antiques & Collectors Market, Wendover Memorial Hall, see advert page 4 peter.stevenspeter@aol.com No1 Christmas Launch, No1 High Street, Wendover, see advert front page www.numberonewendover.com Weston Turville U3A members meeting, Aylesbury Rugby Club www.wtu3a.org.uk Wendover Horticultural Society - “12 months on an allotment”, see page 6 Eiffage Kier HS2 Engagement Meeting, Ballinger War Memorial Hall, see pages 18 & 24 www.hs2inbucksandox.co.uk Chiltern Brewery Tour in support of Pace Children’s Charity, see page 6 lacey.bonham@thepacecentre.org Meditation Classes, Wendover Library Room anitabaxter@talk21.c​om www.nationaltrust.org.uk › features › the-aylesbury-centre Aylesbury Ctre of the National Trust, Broughton Junior School, see page 6 www.chilternsmscentre.org/event/quiz-chips/ Quiz and Chips for Chilterns MS Centre, Wendover Memorial Hall, see page 6 Weston Turville School PTA Quiz, Weston Turville School, see page 6 westonturvillepta@hotmail.com On Screen - Film Club, Wendover Library Room, details of film & tickets from the Library 01296 382415 Aston Wine Club, Buckland Village Hall www.astonwineclub.co.uk Wendover Local Produce Market, Manor Waste Sally Evans Artists and Makers Fair, Thame. 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Stoma Support Group, King's Church, Amersham HP5 1SD carla_wright@sky.com Elemental Joe at the Legion Club, Chiltern Road duttonnicholas@aol.com Reading Group for the Visually Impaired, Wendover Library Room 01296 382415 Guest speaker Professor Tajalli Keshavarz - “Communicating nature”, Wendover Library Rm, see page 8 01296 382415 Weston Turville Historical Society with speaker Gordon Rogers Weston Turville Village Hall www.wthsoc.org.uk RSPB Aylesbury Local Group, Prebendal Hall Community Centre HP19 7QW see page 8 www.rspb.org.uk/groups/aylesbury Trick or Treat Trail, Buckmoorend Farm Shop, see advert page 4 www.buckmooorendfarm.co.uk theartssocietyballinger.org.uk The Arts Society Ballinger, Ballinger War Memorial Hall HP16 9LQ

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Our Clerk Keith is grateful to the Highways department. He informed Transport for Bucks about potholes in Bryants Acre. They were done the next day. I’ll join Keith in hoping that this speedy service is going to become the norm. Tom Walsh I’m in an optimistic frame of mind, it must be the sunny weather, and I’m focusing on a few Parish Council Meeting of the Parish Council’s recent achievements Tuesday 1 October 7:30pm this month. The Wendover Parish Council offers a way for the community to move issues forward. You talk and we listen, and things will slowly improve.

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email or phone, by using the contact details below. Each streetlight has a number on the column making it easy to locate, when reporting the fault please advise us of the streetlight number where possible, along with the location of the light using road names or land marks and the nature of the problem eg light flashing or the light is out. Bucks County Council is responsible for all lighting on main highways, to report a fault please visit the web page www.fixmystreet. buckscc.gov.uk/.

One of the big issues that keeps coming up is speeding in the village. We now have an active Community Speed Watch group monitoring the 30mph roads. I’m told that Local Produce Market there’s still room for more volunteers if you Saturday 19 October 9am to 1pm fancy it. Tied into that are the new speed Manor Waste watch warning signs at each main road entrance to Wendover. Our vehicle activated NEW Halloween Drawing Competition signs, VAS, now gather useful data on traffic Wendover Parish Council are running a NEW speeds as they remind drivers of the speed and exciting Halloween drawing competition, limit. Following the meeting I had with Cllr where you could win 4 x tickets to see Dennis Steve Bowles of BCC and the Deputy Police and Gnasher: Unleashed! Commissioner Matthew Barber, we’re on Thursday 23 January, getting some enforcement of the speed limit 7pm at the Aylesbury on the bypass. A Police speed trap on the Waterside Theatre. bypass in August caught 20 speeding drivers Create a Halloween in one hour. The fastest was reported at themed picture featuring 82mph, 22mph over the 60mph limit. This is the Clock Tower, out of any medium you particularly good as enforcement generates How to report streetlight faults wish. Drop your creation off at the Clock data to support our push to get average Streetlights are important for community Tower before 3 November with your name speed cameras on the bypass. safety and with the nights drawing in we and contact details, to be entered into the want to keep them working. If you spot a competition. The Wendover Parish Council sponsored two fault with a streetlight such as an unlit lamp sessions of Play in the Park during August. at night or one which is lit during the day in It’s a well-tried formula where energetic the Parish, it is important you let us know. helpers bring a van loaded down with You can report any issues via our website, www.facebook.com/wendoverparish/ games and craft materials, and then the fun Wendover Parish Council, The Clock Tower, High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU commences. It looked like great fun when I dropped in. Both sessions took place in www.wendover-pc.gov.uk clerk@wendover-pc.gov.uk 01296 623056 Ashbrook and were very well attended.



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