Wendover News, November 2019

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November 2019

Fireworks Night

Available in Wendover, Dunsmore, The Lee, Halton, Weston Turville and Liffré

Remembrance Sunday

St Andrew’s Day

2.30pm, Manor Waste The Wendover Branch of the Royal British Legion (HQ in Chiltern Road) is organising the Remembrance Service on Sunday 10 November at 2.30pm on the Manor Waste. All are welcome to remember our war dead. For information about church services in the morning, please see page 20.


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Wendover Remembers

Long standing readers of Wendover News will remember that from August 2014 to June 2019 there was a monthly record of what had happened locally and abroad a century before, prepared by local social historian Val Moir and local military historian Mike Senior. These articles have now been collected together and augmented with information from local people whose families lived through that period. A book will be available from early November in the Library, JUST and pop-up stalls.

RAF Flypast

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.

Tuesday 5 & 19 November at 1.30pm To celebrate the completion of training at RAF Halton we can expect a flypast (weather permitting)

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


Ballet - Tap - Theatrecraft Join us for mulled wine and mince pies on Sunday 8 December 2pm-5pm and Late night opening 4 December

£10 Gift voucher for the winner Open 7 Days a week Free customer car park THE OLD POST OFFICE, WENDOVER, BUCKS 01296 625335 www.antiquesatwendover.co.uk


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Val Moir & Mike Senior

September’s was an Alpine Cow Bell

The views expressed by contributors are their own and not necessarily the views of the editor. If you have a complaint or concern about content in Wendover News, please visit www.wendovernews.co.uk/complaints.

Monday 18 November

Remembrance Sunday, 10 November

Last year, for the first time, the railings of the War Memorial were decorated with knitted and crocheted poppies. They will be placed on Friday 1 November. Any additions are welcome. They will be removed in time for the Christmas Lights event on Wednesday 4 December so please remove your poppy/ poppies before that date unless you wish them to be part of future displays.


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Classes for children from 2 years Tap Classes for adults Wendover Memorial Hall Wharf Road HP22 6HF For more information Telephone 01296 622001 email: suerozelle@gmail.com editor@wendovernews.co.uk


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

Charity Coffee Mornings

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

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parkrun meets Saturdays at 9.00 near the Wendover Woods main car park. 5km run, walk, watch or volunteer! Visit www. parkrun.org.uk/wendoverwoods for details.

Regular Events at Wendover Library

“Learn My Way” computer training 1st

Bucks County Museum & Roald Dahl Tuesday of each month, please book. Knit & Natter, 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 1.30-3.30pm. Children’s Gallery Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP “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.

Cycle Rides and Local Walks

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changing and café on site. Contact Otec Bikes for information 07824 828024.

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, hard copies are usually available at the Library.

Simply Walk meets each Tuesday at 10:00 at Cake & Biscuit Decorating Wendover Clock Tower and each Thursday Cornelli Sugarcraft (see advert page 28) runs at 10:30 at ‘Your Café’ in Aston Clinton Park. courses each term, www.cornellisugarcraft. Leisurely and longer walks, 45 minutes plus. co.uk. See events pages 34 & 35. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register Art Exhibitions with the walk leader. See also pages 34 & 35. a little bird told me gallery The Ramblers have a programme of organised Antony Copus until 31 Oct; Josie Clouting walks of varying length and difficulty locally. ‘Macro Landscapes’ until 30 Nov. Gallery open More on www.aylesbury-ramblers.org.uk Tue-Sun. www.alittlebirdtoldmegallery.com/ and pages 34 & 35. Aylesbury Cyclist Touring Club has group rides throughout the county, see southbuckscycling.or​g.uk/rides. Any bike will do as long as it’s roadworthy. Newcomers welcome, please try an easy-paced ride first. Easy-Paced Rides 09.30am Sundays; please see the website for details.

RAF Halton Senior Christmas Lunch


Applications are open for the lunch, which will be held Tue 10 Dec, 12noon-3pm. Transport from Wendover & Aston Clinton provided. Please register on 01296 656497 or 656725 by 23 Oct as spaces are limited.

Wendover and Halton Cycling Club meets Aylesbury Beer Festival Wi-Fi deployments, VPN’s, firewalls, servers, Microsoft & hosted products. weekly at 18.30 Wednesdays & 08.30 Fri 1 6-11pm & Sat 2 12noon-11pm, Sundays. All meetings at Halton UK tennis Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School HP21 8PE Email CV to Wendover_News_2015_update4 13/08/2015 15:09 Page 1 and sports village. Parking, showers/ 2019 sees the return of the successful Local quintindavis@equategroup.com

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Events Gin Showcase, plus a new Craft Beer Bar. All profits from the Beer Festival go directly to Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity, see advert below.

Cholesbury-cum-St-Leonards Local History Group

Fri 1, 8pm, St Leonards Hall THE OXFORD OF INSPECTOR MORSE – dreaming spires, colleges and quadrangles, and Inspector Morse. Alistair Lack is a freelance journalist and guide for tours of the University.

Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild

Sat 2, 10am-4pm, Stoke Mandeville Methodist Church Sat 16, 2.30-4.30pm, Stoke Mandeville Methodist Church 2 Nov - DAY WORKSHOP with AVEG Members. 16 Nov - Lucy Levenson – SEWING WITH LOVE. Visitors welcome, info on www. avegblog.wordpress.com.

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Luton Airport Expansion Information Session

Sat 2, 11am-3pm, Wendover Memorial Hall Learn about and comment on the proposed expansion of Luton Airport at this session. Details are already available at Wendover Community Library.

Susan Gray Open Studio

Sat 2-Sat 9, 11-4, Susan Gray Studio, 1 Robert Mews Wine & cheese Sat 2. Lots of new work. www.susan-gray.co.uk

Shopping Extravaganza

Sat 2, 2.30-5pm, Stoke Mandeville Community Centre Benefits Breast Cancer Now/Breast Cancer Care.

Annual Memorial Service

organised by Churches Together in Wendover Sun 3, 3pm, St Mary’s Church All welcome. More details page 20.

Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society

Tue 5, 8pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN “A Year in the Life of a Delphinium” Edwin Rye returns to talk to us about dephiniums. These are one of his planting passions and he has a spectacular display of Blackmore and Langdon varieties in his Wendover garden. More info from kehs.bucks@outlook.com.

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Old favourites. New flavours. New favourites. Over 35 real ales, ciders and perries, plus the Local Gin Showcase, hot food and live music



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Off the Wall ART FAIR at the

Bucks County Museum, Aylesbury Fabulous art to buy and take away 16 November to 7 December Tuesday to Saturday 10-4 For more information visit www.buckscountymuseum.org WENDOVER WI AUTUMN FAIR SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER, 10 -12 Noon Library Room, Wendover Admission free Craft - Ideal Christmas presents Tombola - Every ticket wins a prize Greetings cards, Homemade cakes, Raffle & Luxury Hamper, Refreshments

LEGACY FAIRS Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 21 November 9am-2pm (Trade 8am) Entrance by donation to Charity Wendover Memorial Hall email: peter.stevenspeter@aol.com


St Mary the Virgin W/Turville Saturday 23 November 7.30

The Dixieland Swing Kings Trad Jazz in 1960’s style

Tickets £10 at door, U18 free Wine, refreshments included. Enquiries 424982


Charity Coffee Morning

John Colet School PTA Quiz Night

Thu 7, 10.30am-12noon, Abbeyfield House, Fri 8, 7pm, John Colet School Dobbins Lane Tickets £12 from www.tickettailor.com/ Proceeds split between RAF Association and events/johncoletschoolpta. Residents’ Entertainment Fund. Please pop Christmas Food & Gift Market along - all welcome. Sat 9, 8am-1pm, The Lee Parish Hall HP16 9NB and gift stalls full of delicious Tring Brewery Night for Chilterns MS Food festive food, beverages, gourmet gifts Centre and decorations. Also available - The Lee Thu 7, 7pm, Dunsley Farm HP23 6HA Parish 2020 Calendar - 13 amazing local Take a behind-the-scenes look at Tring photographs and a look back in history. Brewery and sample some of their beers along the way. It’s a great night out for all Monks Risborough ‘Pop up Cinema’ and you’ll be supporting the Chilterns MS Sat 9 & 23, St Dunstan’s Church Centre at the same time! Tickets are £25 ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ (U) on Saturday 9 each and include unlimited beer, the tour at 5pm. A now grown-up Jane and Michael and fish & chips. Attendees must be 18+. Banks, along with Michael’s three children, Book on chilternsmscentre.org. are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins, who helps the family rediscover the joy and Bucks Bird Club wonder missing in their lives. ‘Victoria and Thu 7, 8pm, St Anne’s Hall Abdul’ (12) on Saturday 23 at 7pm. The “Nocturnal Migration” - a talk by Dr Simon extraordinary true story of an unexpected Gillings. Visitors welcome. Members free, all friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria others £2. www.bucksbirdclub.co.uk (played by Judi Dench) and a young clerk,


Want something different this Christmas? Look no further…

All New Artists and Makers Christmas Fair at

a little bird told me gallery

The Barn Courtyard, behind Antiques at Wendover Original gifts, books, jewellery, Advent calendars, Christmas cards and much more!

Launch night Friday 15th November 5pm until 9pm. Live Music . Refreshments . Special offers only available on the night!





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Get into the Christmas spirit, with mulled wine & carols, choose the perfect tree and find that special present, while the kids decorate gingerbread and meet farmer Christmas.

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Events who travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Entry is by donation. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your own snacks and drinks. For more details please contact Johanna Powell (01844 343996).

Remembrance Parade/Service

Sun 10, 2.30pm, High Street/War Memorial See front page for more details.

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Wendover Art Club

Wed 13 & 27, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room 13th Working evening along the theme of water and flowers. 27th A little relaxation with a DVD - a chance to watch an experienced and accomplished artist at work, one that we might not be able to see in real life. Entry fee of £5 for non-members.


Thu 14, 6pm, Library Meeting Room Community Meeting to launch the project, see article pages 16-17.

Wendover WI

Tue 12, 7.30pm St Anne’s Hall This is the AGM, when we look forward to new members coming onto the Committee. Chiltern Writers Flamingo Greetings Cards will be on sale. Thu 14, 8pm, Library Meeting Room Visitors are most welcome. Manuscript Evening - Members can read out something they’ve written and, if they wish, Craft Group receive constructive criticism from the rest Wed 13 & 27, 10am-12noon, Wen Christian Ctre of the group. Members free; £5 visitors. If you enjoy knitting, sewing, crocheting, painting, drawing or colouring or any Aylesbury Ctre of the National Trust other kind of craft, there’s room for you. Thu 14, 8pm, Broughton Jr School Please bring your own materials if possible. Talk: “A Musical Kaleidoscope” with speaker Refreshments provided at about 11am. Ralph Ludlow.

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VACANCY – MIDDAY SUPERVISOR We are seeking a Midday Supervisor 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. 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.


No2’s Christmas on the Manor Friday 22nd November 2019 4-9.30pm Join us for our Christmas artisan food and craft market On Manor Waste, High St, Wendover Event created by No2 Pound Street, Wendover. For more information call 01296 585022 or visit 2poundstreet.com

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). Closing date: Wednesday 6 November 2019 www.wendovernews.co.uk

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Events Artists & Makers Christmas Fair

Tableware; Floral Baskets; Flamingo cards; Bucks Family History Society Children’s corner; Natural beauty products; Sat 16, 1.30pm, Turnfurlong Jr School launch Fri 15, 5-9pm, a little bird gallery Original gifts, books, jewellery and much Usborne Books; Homemade cakes/biscuits; Michael Gandy: How to trace your Medieval sewing/knitting crafts; raffle. For more Ancestors. www.bucksfhs.org.uk more, see advert page 4. details please contact Sue (01844 275287).

Aston Wine Club

Tapathon for Children in Need

Sun 17, 12noon, Wendover Memorial Hall Rozelle School joins the attempt to break starts Sat 16, Bucks County Museum This popular and vibrant selling show returns the record for most dancers performaing OnScreen Film Club this autumn with contemporary paintings, the same routine - come watch and support Fri 15, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room prints, ceramics, sculpture, jewellery, Children in Need! See Local Face, page 33 . What film is showing this month? Drop by photographs and glass. A range of art on the Library to find out and get tickets - entry offer to suit all pockets. Buy and take away BBOWT Talk Tue 19, 7.30pm, Gt Missenden Mem Hall by donation, funds support the Library. on day of purchase. See advert page 4. Rikki Harrington will entertain us with Fri 15, 7.30pm, Buckland Village Hall With guest Peter Morgan.

Off the Wall Art Fair

WI Autumn Fair

‘Butterflies in Poetry and Photography.’

With greetings cards homemade cakes, Sat 16, 10.30-11.30am, Wen Christian Ctre raffle, tombola & more! See advert page 4. Book Club open to anyone who has an interest in reading. The regulars have very Advent Craft Fair different tastes and are always keen to Sat 16, 10am-12noon, St Dunstan’s Church, discover new titles and authors through Monks Risborough hearing what everyone has been reading. A variety of stalls including Winter Come along and join in the discoveries! accessories; African gifts; Home produce; Meetings start with coffee - and often cake!

Penny Brohn “Living Well with the Impact of Cancer” Course

Sat 16, 10am-12noon, Wendover Library Rm Book Club


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Thu 21 & 28, 10am, Missenden Abbey The course can be attended at any stage of illness – following diagnosis, during treatment or when treatment is finished – whatever feels right for the client. Supporters such as a friend, family member or carer are

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A Festive Tea will be held at St Mary's Church, Weston Turville

Sunday 1st December from 2.30-4.30pm Seasonal cakes and scones to be enjoyed along with toe tapping music from the popular GillyBillies A warm welcome awaits you

always welcome to attend with the person Town Farm Art Show they support. There is no charge to attend 22-24 Nov, 10am-4pm, Town Farm LU7 0TT this course. Ten artists & makers showing an exciting mix of high-quality art & craft. Paintings, illustration, Each course offers peer support, lifestyle printmaking, ceramics, woodturning, recommendations and self-help tools, embroidery & jewellery, plus willow weaving focusing on: & sculpture in the garden. Photos & more info • Nutrition at townfarmartshow.blogspot.com. Mulled • Exercise wine & homebaked festive treats in aid of • Relaxation / stress management Rennie Grove Hospice Care. Please park on • Emotional support High Street – not in Town Farm. Free entry. • Managing the impact on close relationships • Financial / welfare issues No2’s Christmas on the Manor Fri 22, 4-9.30pm, Manor Waste Wendover Horticultural Society Artisan food & craft market organised by Thu 21, 2.30pm, Wendover Library Room No2 Pound Street, see advert page 5. Edwin Rye, who has spoken to us many times in the past, is returning with a slide Christmas at the Rescue Centre show entitled “Cape Flora at Kirstenbosch”. Chilterns Dog Rescue Society HP23 6LD Visitors are welcome, price £3.00. This will Always our busiest time of the year! Join us for coffee and mince pies at weekends from prove to be popular. 23 November to 15 December between Have you entered CribFest yet? 11am-1pm. A selection of cards and gifts will Enter by 22 November - limited spaces! E-mail be on sale plus our ‘Support a CDRS dog at Rev.Remco@gmail.com or phone 622354. Christmas’ campaign.

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Saturday 7th December, 11am - 4pm Many stalls, lunches, refreshments, Kidz Corner Some tables still available Enq: Roger 01296 424982

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Events Pace Christmas Gift Fair

College Lake Artists’ Christmas Fair • 1 & 14 December - Light up a Life, see p 13 • 2 December - Rotary in Wendover Santa Sat 23, 11am-3pm, The Gateway HP19 8FF 28 Nov-1 Dec, 10am-4pm, College Lake A beautiful selection of gifts including Shop for Christmas gifts whilst enjoying the Ecosleigh starts, see page 12 • 3 December - Halton Singers Christmas jewellery, food, homeware and more. Free scenery, see page 29. Party - ticket only, 622390 parking, Entry £3/conc £1.50. Wreath-making Workshop • 4 December - Wendover Christmas Dixieland Swing Kings Sat 30, 10am-1pm or 2-5pm, Lindengate, by Celebration, High St & Manor Waste Sat 23, 7.30pm, St Mary W Turville Dobbies Garden Centre, HP22 6BD • 6-7 December - Crib Fest 2019, St Anne’s Church Traditional Jazz in 1960’s style. Tickets £10 £50 including refreshments, supports • 7 December - Christmas Fayre, St Mary the from 01296 424982. See advert page 4. Lindengate, see advert page 18. Virgin, see advert page 7 • 7 December - Wendover Choral Christmas Sparrowhawks Quiz Aylesbury Festival Choir Concert, St Mary’s Church Sat 23, evening, Wendover Memorial Hall Sat 30, 7.30pm, Ayles Methodist Church • 11 December - Concert by Candlelight with Wendover Sparrowhawks are hosting “Choral Classics” A selection of favourites Chinnor Silver Band at St Dunstan’s a fundraising quiz night to raise funds including Cantique de Jean Racine (Faure), • 13 December - Carols around the Tree for our ever expanding club. If you are Hallelujah Chorus (Handel), Locus Iste • 14 December - Dementia Christmas Tea interested in entering a team, please email (Bruckner), Blest Pair of Sirens (Parry) Dance, St Mary’s Church wendoverladiesnetball@hotmail.com. £12 - and a new composition by the choir’s • 14 December - Aylesbury Choral Society pp including a fish and chip supper! Get Music Director written to celebrate its 60th Christmas Concert those quizzing hats on! anniversary. • 21 December - Ellesborough Silver Band at Wendover Local Produce Market Coming Soon - Save the Date! RSPB Aylesbury Local Group • 23 December - Carol Service, St Anne’s Church Mon 25, 7.30pm, Prebendal Farm Comm • 1 December - Festive Tea, see advert p 7 • 1 December - Buckmoorend Farm • 5 January - Walk for Youth Concern Ctre HP19 7QW Aylesbury, starts in Wendover Christmas, see advert page 4. “Undiscovered Norfolk” by Chris Ward.

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Wendover Dementia Support (WDS) is a free service set up in 2019 to help those who have been diagnosed with dementia and their families. They are part of Wendover Dementia Action Alliance (see page 31) and registered with the Charity Commission. Many families live in great distress but it was felt that it did not have to be like that and that many of these families could benefit from professional support and coaching. To that end, WDS have developed a team of five professionally trained Dementia Advisory Volunteers who provide a range of services. The aim of this charity is simple. • Anyone in Wendover diagnosed with dementia should no longer view it with such fear because they know that professional support is available to help them live a life as close as possible to the one that they would have had without the diagnosis of dementia. • WDS runs the weekly Monday Club Café that is now a real focal point in the community.

Individuals and carers often go to the café with difficult day to day issues and dilemmas and trained advisors are always there to provide the image consultants individual support. In addition, they also Colour & Style Analysis, Cosmetics, facilitate a monthly evening Family Support Make-up Lessons, Gift Vouchers, Parties Group for family and friends, supplemented Kimberley Blackham by home visits when more in-depth help is required. 07932 786 010 • WDS currently supports fourteen people • Pruning & Weeding with dementia and their families every week. • Hedge & Tree Care One family said “The Monday Club Café has • Grass Cutting changed our lives – it is the highlight of our • Patios & Fencing week” • Small Landscapes • Wendover Dementia Support is grateful for the financial support received from Call Roy Wendover Parish Council, Lionel Abel-Smith 01296 625531 07906 398187 hawthorngardening@yahoo.com Trust, Friends of Wendover Health Centre, and other organisations and individuals. Also to Wendover Churches Together for the use of the Christian Centre at no cost. • If you know someone in the Wendover area who might benefit from this free service or you would like to make a donation to help the work continue, see www.wendoverds.org.uk or make contact on wendoverds@gmail.com or WDS, 47 Perry St, Wendover HP22 6DJ.


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A Great Success!

The first ever Kids Clean Britain Day was a huge success! Kids Clean Britain founder Lola was really chuffed with all the support and participation from Wendover locals. With an impressive 90 children and their families collecting litter in the area, Wendover certainly looked clean and smart after such a brilliant turnout for the event day. 9 year old Freya said, “I really enjoyed doing the litter pick around Wendover and the bingo card made it even more fun, especially as I nearly completed it!” Although we are lucky to live in a beautiful town, it was quite amazing the mountain of litter collected, with many people saying once you started looking in the undergrowth there was actually lots of litter. The most interesting items found were a set of cinema chairs, a sink & a traffic cone! And 6 year old Mae said, “I even found a set of tyres on my litter pick!”. So the “hotspot maps” the participants filled out will really help the Parish council address the worst affected areas.

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HS2 David Lidington’s letter and a Round Table Meeting. For a number of months, through David Lidington MP, I’ve been trying to arrange a meeting where our tunnel and cost experts sit down with HS2/DfT/EK experts and talk tunnels for Wendover. This is now provisionally booked in for 7 November. In addition I’ve had both written and verbal assurance from David that he will push the Wendover Mined Tunnel to Oakervee when they meet. Eiffage Kier’s September Event I’m told by EK that over a hundred people attended this latest engagement session at St Mary’s and that EK has reported good feedback. I hope that attendees got the information that they needed. I also hope that they asked hard questions. Knowing what to ask can be more difficult than one may think, so when people ask me what to ask I advise them to think personally. What will noise or dust or traffic holdups do to me? Is that worse than we were promised? What will this do to my health, wildlife, public transport? What are you doing to mitigate this? Engagement is a numbers game. The more people who ask questions the better. Fewer questions and it might look like HS2 and EK are winning us over. District Council etc Working with Wendover HS2 I have now sent what I think is the most comprehensive and detailed letter to date, on the WPC position regarding the Mined Tunnel proposal, to our District Councillors. They in turn have considered it and forwarded it to the powers that be at AVDC, BCC and David Lidington together with a very strong and supportive


letter of their own. This is a very important event. If the planning authority accepts that the Mined Tunnel offers a reasonable alternative to the current surface based proposal, it allows them to consider the schedule 17 (planning applications from HS2/EK) in a different light.

an answer would be forthcoming within a fortnight. I do believe that the report was finalised within that timescale but it wasn’t sent to us. It has to be sent to Mark Thurston Chief Executive of HS2 for months. This has not happened owing to “lack of resource”. No wonder the project is in crisis if its management Lobbying funding can’t stick to a timetable that they themselves Politics, you may have noticed, is in a bit of defined. a turmoil. Absolutely anything could happen as we go forward. WPC recently considered WPC currently has a new complaint registered whether or not we should continue to fund our with HS2. During the parliamentary process lobbying programme. Having a guide through HS2 were clear that the project would be the political labyrinth has been incredibly accountable and those partaking in it would be useful to our efforts to date. I feel that just identifiable. See their document E9. Well, this such a guide through the future morass will be is not happening with the preparatory works. even more help than ever. It has been agreed It is vital that residents can tell the difference to continue funding the lobbying through the between say, Fusion, working for HS2 directly, next 6 months. and National Grid, for example. It’s a relatively simple situation at the moment but more Speaking to Lord Tony Berkeley contractors working on utility diversion can be Our lobbyist had a quick word with Tony expected soon. There are also security patrols, in October. The Oakervee committee does unmarked and unidentifiable, wandering not recognise the negative assertions made around. It’s the shyest project I’ve ever heard in the recent Telegraph article, saying that of. It’s almost as if they were ashamed of the Oakervee review was in disarray. The themselves. committee is apparently proceeding in an orderly manner and expects to finish its work Factories and Hotels on time. It is now apparent that to build it, HS2 has to build some quite large factories. North Complaints: HS2 definitely isn’t about speed of Wendover adjacent to the bypass will be Its complaints process isn’t about speed either. the home of the biggest ready-mix concrete plant in the region. Some 50 artics a day HS2’s complaints process remains ridiculous. will be servicing it. A Bentonite plant will be On the third of May, following the May council built adjacent to the A413 near to the Small meeting, our complaints, the ones where we Dean viaduct construction site. Bentonite is challenged HS2 to demonstrate that they were used as a lubricant for drilling equipment in designing key elements in line with the House the oil industry and to create water barriers. of Lords command paper, were elevated to It’s also known as Fullers Earth. A 240 bed level 2, consideration by a senior executive. I accommodation block is to be built also near traveled to Birmingham to meet him. Leaving Small Dean. the meeting I took away the impression that Tom Walsh, Chair, Wendover Parish Council

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Local News Rennie Grove Thanks

Thanks to Kimberley Blackman, who raised £700 for the Rennie Grove Hospice Care charity during an event called Colour me Beautiful on 30 August. This was hosted by Shirley Phipps at her house and Kimberley demonstrated ways that colour can enhance a woman’s natural beauty. A very enjoyable event that was very well attended. Sandy Smith Editor's note: Colour Me Beautiful advert page 9.

Great Wall Trek

These lovely nurses from Florence Nightingale Hospice ran a cake stall and other enticing attractions outside the eponymous Wendover branch of the Charity on 19 September. They were raising money to support their trek along the Great Wall of China in November. In total, 17 people will make the trek to raise money for this worthy cause. If you would like to support them, please go to www.fnhospice. org.uk/china-challenge/ where you'll find links to all their fundraising pages.

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Rotary in Wendover and District is delighted to announce that the Eco Santa Sleigh will visit Wendover, including Princess Mary Gate, and Weston Turville in December. There will be more evenings available this year so more roads will be visited. The itinerary will be published on Facebook fb.me/ RotaryinWendoverandDistrict and in the December print edition of Wendover News.

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Local News final version, but in the meantime we have Lisa Makey, Head of Family Support at started our amendments. Rennie Grove said: “Please join us at one of our Light up a Life services. They are open to The good news is that once the amendments everyone, not just those touched by hospice have been finalised, the Neighbourhood care. At each of our services you can sponsor Plan will be ready for the Referendum! At a light to shine in memory of your loved one. that point every person eligible to vote in Everyone who sponsors a light will receive a the Wendover Parish will receive an official beautiful card that includes a silver 'in loving voting slip, and will be asked to vote as usual, memory' star that you can hang on your own on whether they wish to adopt the Plan and Christmas tree. Everyone making a Light up a help to preserve the assets of Wendover. Life general donation will receive a card too. Please say yes. “We have seven services in a range of All the relevant documents can be viewed locations across Bucks and Herts. Each on the AVDC website: www.aylesburyvaledc. event is slightly different but most include gov.uk/wendover-neighbourhood-plan. traditional carols and readings and are a good way to join others to reflect and Remember a loved one - light up a life remember and to light a candle to those The loss of a loved one can be particularly whose memory you treasure.” poignant in the days and weeks before Christmas and the New Year. So Rennie Grove Rennie Grove’s Light up a Life Services in Hospice Care’s Light Up a Life services during Bucks are taking place at: November and December are an uplifting • Flackwell Heath Sunday 17 November, way to come together with your friends and 6:30pm, Christ Church. family to remember someone special. • Princes Risborough Sunday 24 November,

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Local News 4pm, Duke Street Gardens (near Tesco). Our Princes Risborough service is organised on behalf of the local community by the Rotary Club of Princes Risborough. All dedications made on Rotary dedication forms will appear on the dedication boards displayed close to the Tree of Light. Dedications made direct to Rennie Grove Hospice Care can be included by contacting David Griggs on 01844 345554. Please note that this is an outdoor event. • Prestwood Thursday 28 November, 7:30pm, Prestwood Village Hall. • Beaconsfield Sunday 1 December, 4pm, St Mary’s and All Saints Church. • High Wycombe Sunday 8 December, 3:15pm, Union Baptist Church.

Leonard Pulham Macmillan Morning

It was such a delight to host the residents of the Leonard Pulham Nursing home on Tring road for the Macmillan coffee morning. The event was organized by Natalie, our support worker, including materials to publicise the event around the home. Colleagues volunteered to bring in homemade cakes and there were all sorts of varieties - lemon drizzle, chocolate cake, Victoria sponge and cupcakes. There was more than enough cake to feed all the residents and staff and some left over that was used all through the week. The essence of the coffee morning was to raise money for the Macmillan foundation who do such noble work supporting people with cancer. Cancer has affected many of us directly and indirectly and unfortunately at the Leonard Pulham we have lost residents to the dreadful disease. Once a year we have a chance to go the extra

mile and raise funds. This year we raised a hundred pounds towards the cause on the morning, which was a good amount considering that the coffee morning had been announced only a few days earlier. We are looking forward to the next Macmillan and we hope to raise more funds and have even more fun. For any enquiries on job applications or accommodation at the Leonard Pulham please email enquiries@ leonardpulham.co.uk or call 01296 625188.

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Over 25,000 journeys are made by Community Transport car and bus schemes across the county each year, with the majority taking service users to medical appointments. Since the closure of Red Cross and Royal Voluntary Service transport schemes in Bucks, demand for help from those unable to take a bus has risen significantly. Could you help? We are looking for volunteer drivers to join an existing car or bus scheme, or to set up a new group, to help provide an essential service in your local community. Volunteers are particularly needed in Aylesbury and Wycombe where there are no existing schemes.

As one Community Transport bus volunteer stated: “The best thing about our scheme is that we can offer a service around our villages that means people can get out. Our bus group helps not only to tackle loneliness but also helps people be independent for longer.” Volunteer drivers can claim 45p per mile for all journeys undertaken on behalf of the scheme, plus any parking costs. All you need is a car, driving licence, references and to agree to a DBS (police) check. For more information or to volunteer, contact Community Impact Bucks’ Transport team by email or phone on 0300 111 1250.

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Wendover Resettlement Back in 2017, a Syrian refugee called Hani Arnaout, his wife Amneh and their two small children arrived in Ottery St Mary, a small town in Devon that is similar in size and character to Wendover. The Arnaouts had been forced to flee from Syria when their house was destroyed during the civil war. For a time, Hani was captured by militia fighters and was tortured. He and his wife lost a newborn child while they were living in limbo in Jordan. Their life in the Middle East had become intolerable and they needed to be resettled. Sadly, their story is just one among many. Since 2011, more than half of all Syrians have been forced to flee their homes because of war; 6.6 million have fled the country and 6.1 million more have been driven from their homes but remain in Syria. The majority of Syria's refugees live in urban areas in the region, including Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon. Approximately 10 percent of Syrian refugees live in camps. About half of all registered Syrian refugees are under the age of 18 and millions have grown up knowing nothing but conflict. In Lebanon, 70 percent of Syrians live below

the poverty line and in Jordan, 93 percent live Community Sponsorship Group formed by below the poverty line. (Source: UN Refugee Ottery residents called Abide. So warm was the welcome, the Arnaouts received that when Agency). Amneh gave birth to a daughter last year they Most of these people have little chance of a named her Mary, as a tribute to all the people better life in Europe or America. But in 2016 the of Ottery St Mary. The children are all thriving UK Government established the Community in their new home town, and Hani has found Sponsorship programme in response to the work and has become a pillar of the local Syrian crisis, giving some hope to refugees. community. Under the scheme, Community Meeting to local communities are Earlier this year Wendover launch the project: Resettlement Assistance encouraged to support a single family to resettle in Thursday 14 November Project “WRAP” was established by a group their area. For a two-year 6pm period the local group of local people, including provides housing for the Library Meeting Room members of each of the local churches, with the family and help them to integrate into life in the UK, arranging English aim of hosting a family under the Community language tuition and supporting them towards Sponsorship scheme in our community. We employment and self-sufficiency. The UK have partnered with a national charity called Government provides all required paperwork CitizensUK who helped the UK Government for the family to reside permanently and work set up the scheme and who have partnered with over 20 community groups to date. Our in the UK. primary motive is to help a vulnerable Syrian Hani and his family were early beneficiaries family who have lost their home to achieve of the scheme. They were welcomed by a independence and security, but we also hope Effects Interior specialist Painter and Decorator with 17 years’ experience.


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Assistance Project (WRAP) the family will contribute to our community here. So far about 300 people have been resettled by 60 local groups across the UK. Many more schemes are in progress. Community sponsorship is not a way of supporting refugees who arrive in Britain seeking asylum, or of relocating refugees stranded elsewhere in Europe, it is only for people who are stuck in camps in the Middle East, and who have been identified by the UK Government as suitable for resettlement. We are currently going through the process of approval with the Home Office and, if successful, hope to welcome a family next year. Our local authorities are all supportive, as are our local churches. We are holding a meeting at 6pm in the Library on the evening of Thursday 14 November to explain what we are doing to any local people who are interested. In addition, there are lots of potential roles for volunteers, ranging from being available to offer informal conversation sessions to improve spoken English, to helping prepare accommodation

or providing furniture and household items, to helping with fundraising, and to identifying potential accommodation or employment opportunities. Please do come along to the meeting if you are interested to hear more. Getting involved in the community sponsorship of a refugee family is a big responsibility, but there are huge rewards. Anna Roderick, who leads the Abide group that welcomed the Arnaouts to their home town, speaks for many sponsors when she says: “It has been a lot of hard work, and there have been ups and downs, but I can honestly say this is one of the most rewarding things I have done in my whole life.” Some questions from the Editor: How are families chosen for the scheme? The UK

Government partners with UNHCR to identify the most vulnerable people for resettlement in the UK. They prioritise those who cannot be supported effectively in their region of origin: women and children at risk, people in severe need of medical care and survivors of torture and violence amongst others. • How do we know that the family are not a security threat? The Home Office screen all individuals sent under this scheme. • Is this intended to be the first Syrian family of many under this scheme? Our plan is just for a single family. • Where will the family live? A local landlord has offered a property in Wendover for the family to live in for two years. • What happens after the two year period? WRAP will provide support to the family to move on to the next stage of their lives. • Is this scheme being operated anywhere nearby? A group welcomed a family in Chesham at the start of this year and there is a group in Haddenham who are preparing to receive a family before Christmas. We are liaising with these groups regularly. Contact WRAP at wendoverwrap@gmail.com

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Preparations Around and about in November, many organisations hold Christmas events. Go to the Events pages, 2-8 and 35, for more information. We are so lucky that our quirky Wendover shopping experiences extend onto and beyond the obvious High Street and its sparkling array of shops, like No1, see advert below, whose Christmas Season is already underway, and some newly opened, including Chocolate Boutique at 21 High Street, Wendover, HP22 6DU, opposite Budgens, see advert below. As well as South Street, Pound Street, Back Street, Tring Road and Aylesbury Road, there are gems such as a little bird gallery, Barn Courtyard, 25 High Street, HP22 6DU behind Antiques at Wendover, which hosts its own Artists and Makers Christmas Fair event on Friday 15 November until 9pm. See advert on page 4. Lots of one off items available.




The following Friday, 22 November, from 4 to 9.30pm, No2 pulls out all the artisan food and craft stops with Christmas on the Manor, an annual opportunity to find amazing treats for the table or as gifts. The marquees go up on the Manor Waste, HP22 6EP in front of Budgens and everyone gets in the mood. See adverts on pages 5 & 21. To round off the month, on Saturday 30 November, Lindengate, near Dobbies, HP22 6BD, offers wreath making, see advert below.

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At 11am on Saturday 2 November, All Souls Day, the traditional RC mass will be celebrated at St Anne’s Church. At 3pm on Sunday 3 November, Churches Together in Wendover offers a service to remember loved ones whether they have died in recent months or long ago. If you would like a loved one remembered during the service, please pick up a form from JUST, 11 High St, or one of the churches. All are very welcome.

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9am in St Anne’s: 2 minutes silence at the start of RC Mass. 9am and 10.30am in St Mary’s: names will be read out and the silence will be held at the appropriate time. 10.45am in Wendover Christian Centre: Wendover Free Church has the Rolls of Honour of both Wendover Baptist Church and the Congregational Church and those names will be read out as usual. The silence will be observed.

Manor Waste 2:30pm: Wendover has its annual ceremony, including a two minute silence and wreath laying around the War Memorial on the Manor Waste, organised by the Royal British Legion. The parade is attended by personnel from RAF Halton who are busy elsewhere at the traditional time of 11am. All are welcome to attend.

#Red Wednesday, 27 November

Since 2016, the Churches in Wendover have been illuminated in red on at least #RedWednesday in support of Christians who are being persecuted all over the globe. This year the date is 27 November. For more details of nationwide events, please go to https://acnuk.org/red-wednesday-2018/.

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Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity recognises that Christmas can be a very emotional occasion and hosts two Tree of Light events which are open to all, regardless of religion or spirituality, and whether or not your loved one was cared for at the Hospice or elsewhere. “The Tree of Light events are designed to give people a space where a part of the season is set aside to remember and reflect on loved ones,” says Ann Kenny, the Bereavement Support Team Lead at the Hospice.

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This year’s Aylesbury Tree of Light event has moved indoors and will take place at Aylesbury High School on Walton Road on Sunday 1 December at 5pm. It will also have a change of format, with more secular readings and music, rather than carols and prayers. “We are aware that many of our families are not Christians and may prefer something less religious but still thoughtful and meditative,” says Vicky James, Events and Community Manager.

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World Cerebral Palsy Day Visitor Nicolas Hamilton determination to overcome the challenges inspires Pace Students he faces every day to compete against able-

Sunday 6 October was bodied drivers was palpable. World Cerebral Palsy He gave over an hour of his time talking to (CP) Day. As well as the students and staff: Covering the bespoke being an opportunity to design of his modified car, his achievements raise awareness of CP, it to date, his challenges and his dreams for is also an amazing way the future. Wikimedia Commons to celebrate and show pride in the lives and achievements of those with the condition and the people and organisations that support them. As part of the celebrations, Pace were honoured to welcome a visit from Nicolas "Nic" Hamilton, the British racing driver who currently competes in the British Touring Car Championship. Nic’s aim is to inspire both able-bodied and disabled individuals to strive to achieve their life goals and aspirations, regardless of their current situation or struggles and to show that they can be achieved irrespective of how big or small they are. As part of World CP Day, he came along to a Pace assembly on Monday 7 October. Nic was born with CP and like the young people at Pace, he continuously strives to achieve more in life and his career. As Nic spoke to the students it was clear that there was affinity between his approach to life and the ethos of Pace. His absolute positivity and

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Dressed in green (the colour of CP awareness), the young people had some fantastic questions for Nic with one of them even asking him for a race. He inspired them with his stories, and it was very clear that the young people at Pace also inspired him! “Our primary aim at Pace is to help our children achieve their full potential and become as independent as possible, now and in the future. Nic is such a powerful example of what is possible, and he not only shared his story but he encouraged, coached and empowered our young people during his time at Pace – he’s had such a positive impact – and we are extremely grateful.”

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route changes, tunnelling, additional stations, and ultimately the power to make a ‘go or no go’ recommendation to the Prime Minister.. ….I tabled an Urgent Question ….to ask that the review be made completely transparent, that preliminary works be suspended while the review is ongoing, and that HS2 step up its game in terms of payments to land and homeowners…. as a result of this, the Transport Secretary has now announced additional protection to irreplaceable ancient woodlands while the review is ongoing. …..I will be meeting with Douglas Oakervee in the coming weeks to discuss my constituents’ concerns in more detail. I plan to make it clear that. …..the line has simply ceased to be good value for taxpayers’ money, if it ever was. I believe that the best investment of the cost of HS2 would be improving links in the north of England, which would power-up the northern economy and could later be connected down to London in a number of years, if the business case was strong enough. It would also stop the damage to the AONB and would potentially allow for route changes should the line be re-considered in future.”

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Business Forum Crumbs

Crumbs has been a popular Meeting Point for the people of Wendover for 15 years bringing a Mediterranean flavour to a High Street cafe. It is now owned by Suleyman Yildrim who had been supporting Bora for the past 4 years. Changes made during this prolonged handover period include many improvements in the kitchen and other unseen parts of the business because Suleyman is a trained chef, believes in food freshly prepared on the premises, and spotted opportunities to re-order the sharp end of the business. Another innovation was to allow customers to take away, please telephone 01296 820238 to pre-order. Suleyman continues to serve old favourites but refreshed the menu to include a mega and a veggie breakfast. A new sandwich has bacon, sausage and halloumi, for example. The goats cheese sandwich can now come with beetroot. A very popular panini is beef, cheese and onion. Don't miss out on the chai latte and free wifi. See advert page 31.

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Lady Grey Tea Rooms has been part of Tori's life since the age of 19. After a year away the opportunity to become the owner at Lady Grey was a dream come true. Debbie’s guidance was inspirational to Tori, but she knew she could run the tearoom alone. She is joined by her Uncle Stu, who has catered for touring bands and has wanted to have a new direction closer to home.

been a great asset to the practice and we will miss her. We have been a close-knit group, our dental family, and it will be strange without Fran with us. We wish her all the best for the future in her new venture - good luck Fran. As a result of this we are also recruiting. We are looking for a GDC registered dental nurse to work 3½-4 days a week. Ideally enthusiastic, reliable and computer literate with a knowledge of CQC and Htm-01-05 and an ability to work reception if required. Good salary based on experience. Please phone Natalie on 01296 622631 or email reception@perryhouse.co.uk.

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It’s been a busy October for Wendover resident, Tony Ellis, owner of AJ Automatics. After finding a great workshop/garage closer to home, Tony is able to expand his business and is excited to be able to offer the following new services; car servicing for any make, model, age, manual or automatic; MOT;, repairs; diagnostic; air conditioning. Tony still specialises in the automatic gearbox trade, but is now hoping to offer more options to the Wendover community.

We opened the doors to Chocolate Boutique, 21 High St, Wendover on 28 September offering a glass of fizz and a warm welcome, a great opportunity to meet the team - Jo, Sandy and Bev - who are always on hand to help and advise. Offering local collection and delivery of your vehicle has proven very popular and he will We are delighted with the great response continue to offer this service. However, being and want to thank everyone for the amazing only 10 minutes away (just round the corner support and encouragement which has been from the Dog House Pub in Broughton, given. It is truly appreciated and inspiring. Burcott Lane), he welcomes you to pop by at Chocolate Boutique aim to bring affordable any time for his free and honest advice. clothing to the High Street, with fabulous Tony has been in the motor vehicle trade for designs such as Fransa, Saint Tropez & over 30 years so has extensive knowledge Sandwich. A range of beautiful jewellery, and is well respected in the industry. A dad lovely Bessie bags and a great mix of of two boys, he has been seen over the accessories such as cosy gloves, hats and years on the football side line for Thomas scarves is also available. We are open Mon- and Max and wishes to continue to help his Sat 9.30-5.00 and Sun 11.00 – 4.00, so community by offering a friendly, honest and please pop in and again thank you for the fair service. See advert page 28. great support!! See advert page 18.

Together with Tori’s passion to Lady Grey and the entrepreneurial skills of Stu, the uncle and niece team are excited for the future of Lady Grey Tea Rooms. They are also looking forward to welcoming customers, old and Ashridge Home Care Wins! new. The team from Ashridge Home Care (AHC), based in Amersham, are celebrating success Fear not, Tori has been taught well by having beaten off stiff competition to Debbie, so the intention is to retain the cosy win the Best in Chiltern and South Bucks atmosphere already so attractive to regular Districts award at the glitzy Bucks Business customers. If you haven't yet wandered First awards ceremony held at Aylesbury into the Barn Courtyard, this could be the Waterside Theatre in October. moment. See advert page 18. Businesses across Buckinghamshire’s four Perry House district councils were invited to submit their It is with great sadness nominations earlier in the year outlining why that we are announcing they should be crowned the ‘best of the best’. that after 22 years at The achievement follows a recent Care Quality Perry House Dental Commission (CQC) inspection that took place Surgery, Fran Brooman in June, which saw the live-in care provider will be leaving us for being awarded an ‘outstanding caring’ rating. pastures new. She has 26

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It's that time of the year again. The leaves are falling, it's getting dark & cold outside and warm & cosy inside. Children are starting to count the the days until Santa and Rudolph visit for milk and carrots. This year Buckmoorend Farm would like to share some festive cheer and invite you to a family fun day full of magical Christmas spirit. Come along on 1 December to enjoy some mulled wine & mince pies. Choose that special Hamper for that special someone (all hampers are 10% off), find the perfect tree, decorate gingerbread men, browse through our stalls and meet Farmer Christmas. These are only a few things to do on the day; find out more on Facebook. See advert page 4.

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Community Little Acorns receives Millie's Mark

Little Acorns Kindergarten, on the Wendover schools campus on Wharf Road, has received national recognition for going above and beyond the minimum requirements in paediatric first aid. The pre-school has been awarded Millie's Mark by National Day Nurseries Associaltion in collaboration with the Department for Education and Millie's Trust, and is the first educational establishment in our area to have done so. The award indicates that all staff have had paediatric first aid training and that the skills needed are kept fresh so that the staff are competent and can apply paediatric first aid in any situation.

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The outdoor season finally came to a close with World War Three. Now before you get too alarmed let me explain, three of the groups that play in the Club are called the Widjets, the Warriors and the Wanderers hence WWW3. There was no bloodshed and, at the end of the day, the Wanderers emerged triumphant. After peace had been declared we all sat down to a splendid takeaway supper.

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With most other clubs that I have belonged to, when a hard days work has to be done, people suddenly find that they have commitments that they can’t avoid and the burden falls on the same few. It was good, therefore, to find more than 30 members turn out and the job was soon done. So off we go on our indoor season. Indoor bowls is a very different game compared to outdoors and we always struggle to adjust to the gentler format at the start of the season. Some clubs play indoors all year round and my own lack of practice showed in my first game against Haddenham who do play indoors all year, but we will get better and give them a run for their money for the return match.

The following day the green was put to bed. Finally, don’t forget the Village Quiz that is All the outdoor furniture was put into store held in our clubhouse just off Dobbins Lane and the clubhouse reconfigured to take the for the next few weeks. Don Knight indoor mats.

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As we turn our thoughts towards Christmas it’s time to plan some gift purchases at the College Lake Artists’ Christmas Fair from Thursday 28 November to Sunday 1 December, 10am to 4pm. The reserve cafe and the shop are open all month too - a warm spot to enjoy on a windy day after a brisk walk round to see the winter wildfowl. More fresh air and good company is guaranteed at the conservation work parties held monthly right through till March at Dancersend on the second Sunday, Bacombe Hill on the second Thursday and Weston Turville Reservoir on the last Thursday of the month. Alternatively enjoy an evening talk at Great Missenden Memorial Centre on Tuesday 19 November at 7.45pm when Rikki Harrington will entertain us with ‘Butterflies in Poetry and Photography.’ Full details are online at www.bbowt.org.uk or contact me and I’ll send you our winter programme by email or hard copy as you prefer. Richard Birch, BBOWT Chilterns Group 01296 624511, richardbirch60@yahoo.com

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On Tuesday 1 October, Wendover Dementia Action Alliance was delighted to host the Virtual Dementia Tour Bus provided by https://www.training2care.co.uk/virtualdementia-tour.htm. Thirty people from local businesses and organisations which all aim to support people living with dementia came to a virtual experience to simulate their daily challenges in every day life.

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The Defence Centre Of Training Support (DCTS) based at RAF Halton held their now annual cake sale in aid of Macmillan Cancer. It was taken on by the Franchise Development Team Natalie Chadwick, Kyleigh Haines and Wendy Sommerford, who did most of the baking, with donations from other staff from DCTS. Natalie said: “The Macmillan Cake Sale has become an annual, very well attended event which starts off other charity cake sales on the Station. We are pleased to say that with three Defence Train The Trainer courses running, Defence Systems Approach to Training courses and students from Airmen’s Command Squadron we made £400. We are very grateful for all they do.”

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Local Face: Lucille Troke I have recently learnt a new hobby: tap! It’s incredibly fun, even though you have to concentrate hard and really listen to the music. The twist to my style of tap dancing is that I use my hands, as I am paralysed from the waist down and it would be hard to move my wheelchair in a way to accentuate the music. That works fine for the school disco or my ballet lessons, but for tap you need to make the classic sound. So I use gloves with taps sewn on by my trusty dance teacher, Sue Donald. Sue is the reason I do both ballet and tap. When I was first discharged home from hospital, I mentioned to my mum I’d like to do ballet. She researched and found an inspiring video of a ballerina with a similar injury to mine. That gave her courage to approach Rozelle Dance School to see if I could have some lessons. Visionary Sue said she would give it a try and did more than that: while I was still off school, she came each week for one to one lessons. They were so much fun and I learnt how much I love ballet. Apparently after the first extended session I slept for 16 hours solidly! I had struggled to sleep properly all the weeks in hospital and my mum firmly believes the combination of stretching and unwinding the body and the relaxing music plus enjoyment and hard work was enough to finally really let go. I

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A Parish Council with a significant spend, Wendover’s is around £300k a year, can make a positive difference to the community. It does this best when it listens. Which is why I’m so interested in our steadily growing Facebook identity. Facebook, if you can avoid the silliness, is a really useful way to share information. Who’d have known. The new website is also packed full with useful information on our campaigns, services and facilities. While these essential channels of communication are delivering their magic I remain a bit old school. That’s why I enjoyed meeting so many visitors face to face on our clocktower open day. Hundreds came and it wasn’t just the free ice cream that drew them. I lost count of the number of people who told me, “I’ve lived in Wendover for X number of years and I’ve always wanted to come in here,” for some it was all of their lives. I’m glad we could make that happen and I’m hopeful that we can do it again next year.

a difference it made. I’d like to thank all of the kids, parents and teachers who made the event a success. Also my thanks to the businesses and people who supported on the day. See page 10 for more on the activities of Kids Clean Britain. Tom Walsh, Chair, Wendover Parish Council

Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 5 November 7:30pm St Anne’s Hall

Responding to the suggestions raised at the Clock Tower Open Day

page on our website at www.wendover-pc. gov.uk/policies. Here you will find top tips on how to manage and prevent situations unique to winter such as leaf fall, clearing snow, dealing with ice and gritting.

Agenda and Minutes

Don’t forget all our meeting agendas and minutes can be found on our website. Here are some recent updates: • The zip wire and tyre swing are back in use, following the recent playground repairs • Councillors are now using tablets at meetings to reduce paper waste • All the streetlights at Princess Mary Gate will be upgraded to LEDs, we are hoping that the project will be completed before Christmas • Additional water butts have been installed at Hogtrough Lane allotments • The Play around the Parish events were deemed a success and it has been agreed that two events will be held in 2020. We welcome any feedback you have on our website or Facebook page, details below!

On 21 September Wendover Parish Council hosted an Open Day at the Clock Tower. The event was well received with the community having a chance to engage with Councillors and the office staff while the children had a look around the Clock Tower and enjoyed their free ice creams. Wendover Parish Council promoted an interactive board at the Open Day, which allowed the community to make suggestions or highlight any concerns they may have. We have collated the information received, some of which will have to be passed Look out for your Neighbour to AVDC or BCC, but for issues raised that we If you know a neighbour lives alone, make a can fix, be assured they will be addressed. point of popping in and seeing if they need anything during the winter months. You Local Produce Market might find that they need a little company Saturday 16 November 9am to 1pm and knowing that someone cares and can be Manor Waste called on in an emergency can really make all the difference.

Drainage is becoming an issue for Wendover. An enormous volume of water that falls on our roads can’t find it’s way into the clogged up drains. Areas flood today that never flooded when I was a lad and it’s creating a risk to property and a hazard to all road users. With your help we might be able to get some action. If you see drains blocked and large puddles forming contact Transport for Bucks on https://www.fixmystreet.buckscc. Winter Policy gov.uk. You can report issues, see other With winter on its way, Wendover Parish reports, check on progress and even upload Council would like to highlight the Winter photos of the problem. Let’s put pressure on Policy which can be found on the policies www.facebook.com/wendoverparish/ the system before poor drainage damages our roads and footpaths even more. Wendover Parish Council, The Clock Tower, High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU On the same day as our clocktower open www.wendover-pc.gov.uk clerk@wendover-pc.gov.uk 01296 623056 day, Lola’s litter pick took place and what



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