Wendover News, December 2019

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December 2019

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CribFest 6 & 7 December

Christmas Celebration 4 December

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The greatest gift at Christmas

Christmas is the commemorative season of the holy birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. When Jesus Christ was born of the Blessed Virgin Mary, three wise men, Balthasar, Melchior and Caspar laid down for us the beginning of a custom. The gifts that they gave to our Lord were Gold for Kingship, Frankincense a sweet perfume for prayer life and Myrrh a bitter herb, for his anointing at death. Each gift is highly symbolic in the meaning of our Lord’s earthly life and purpose. In our own giving as well, generally, we try hard to find useful, meaningful gifts for the ones whom we love and cherish.

Gift giving for family and friends is not confined to Christmas morning, however. The gifts we give others who work for us, serve us, or help us in any other way for example, were given mainly on Boxing Day. A lot has changed, though Christmas gift giving is still one of the ways of joyously celebrating the holy birthday of our Blessed Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Where a Christmas tree is set up, Christmas gifts are usually arranged neatly under it. Christmas greeting cards are displayed at home but electronic cards mean this practice is reducing. Many modern cards do not even mention Jesus Christ preferring the less specific Seasons Greetings. What is the Christmas giftSt Anne’s Church, The tradition of giving gifts giving season like in other parts of the Aylesbury Road to children follows the world in 2019? example of St Nicholas, popularly known as Santa Claus or Father Christmas. Now gifts As we think of this, let us remind one are given by all who can. Gifts are often mailed another also of the very first Christmas, near and far with hope that they are received when Jesus Christ was given to save us. He is in time for Christmas celebrations. Gifts may the greatest gift given to you and the world. take any form including hampers depending Fr Jude Iroh on how thoughts and creativity allow. RC Priest for Bedgrove and Wendover

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

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Events Bucks County Museum & Roald Dahl mgConsultationlistdisplay.aspx, hard copies are usually available at the Library. Children’s Gallery Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Cake & Biscuit Decorating

“Off the Wall” Art Fair through 7 December. Cornelli Sugarcraft (see advert page 25) runs “The Beautiful Stitch” through 31 December. courses each term, www.cornellisugarcraft.co.uk. Katie Surridge Exhibition through 4 January. See events pages 34 & 35. For more information please check www. buckscountymuseum.org. Charity Coffee Mornings Thu, 10am-12noon, No2 Pound St Cycle Rides and Local Walks Did you know that No2 Pound Street gives away Simply Walk meets each Tuesday at 10:00 at all money raised from coffee and hot beverage Wendover Clock Tower and each Thursday sales (terms apply) on Thursday mornings? Come at 10:30 at ‘Your Café’ in Aston Clinton Park. find similarly minded people who are raising Leisurely and longer walks, 45 minutes plus. valuable funds whilst enjoying a lovely coffee and Please arrive 15 minutes early to register with the a slice of cake! walk leader. See page 8 for Christmas changes.

The Ramblers have a programme of organised Christmas at the Rescue Centre walks of varying length and difficulty locally. More Chilterns Dog Rescue Society HP23 6LD Join CDRS for coffee and mince pies at weekends on www.aylesbury-ramblers.org.uk. to 15 December between 11am-1pm. A selection Aylesbury Cyclist Touring Club has group rides of cards and gifts will be on sale plus the ‘Support throughout the county, see southbuckscycling. a CDRS dog at Christmas’ campaign. or​g.uk/rides. Any bike will do as long as it’s roadworthy. Newcomers welcome, please try an Christmas Artists’ & Makers Fair easy-paced ride first. Easy-Paced Rides 09.30am until 24 Dec, a little bird told me gallery Sundays; please see the website for details. Original gifts, jewellery, Advent calendars, Christmas cards and much more! See a little bird Wendover and Halton Cycling Club meets weekly told me gallery advert page 10. at 18.30 Wednesdays & 08.30 Sundays. All meetings at Halton UK tennis and sports village. Parking, showers/changing and café on site. College Lake Artists’ Christmas Fair Contact Otec Bikes for information 07824 828024. 28 Nov-1 Dec, 10am-4pm, College Lake Shop for Christmas gifts whilst enjoying the parkrun meets Saturdays at 9.00 near the scenery, see page 29. Wendover Woods main car park. 5km run, walk, watch or volunteer! Visit www.parkrun.org.uk/ Tring Together Christmas Events wendoverwoods for details. 29 Nov 6.30-9.30pm sees Tring High Street come alive for Christmas with late night shop opening Regular Events at Wendover Library and entertainment. 14 Dec is Tring Shop Local Day “Learn My Way” computer training 1st Tuesday - why not drop by? of each month, please book. Knit & Natter, 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 1.30-3.30pm. Scrabble Club, Lindengate Wreath-Making 4th Tuesday, please register. “Jigsaw Challenge” 30 Nov, 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm, HP22 6BD ongoing. If you’d like to participate in the £50 including refreshments & materials; supports many consultations available via Bucks County Lindengate. To book your place, contact Anne on Council at https://democracy.buckscc.gov.uk/ 01296 622443.

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John Hampden School Wendover Christmas Fair

30 Nov, 12noon-3pm, schools campus, Wharf Road Drop in and see what activities & items are available, and support our local primary school.

Oxford Fiddle Concert

30 Nov, 2pm, St Mary’s at Drayton Beauchamp Playing tunes from UK, Ireland and USA - promises to be a marvellous afternoon. Pre booking essential, tickets £10. Please contact D Lonsdale on 01296 631791 or email lonsdales@hotmail.co.uk.

Aylesbury Festival Choir

30 Nov, 7.30pm, Aylesbury Methodist Church “Choral Classics”, featuring works by Handel, Faure & Bruckner. Tickets & info on www.aylesburyfestivalchoir.net

Advent begins - Giving Trees in Churches

Sun 1 Both Wendover Churches will have giving trees from the first Sunday in Advent. The gifts are for Aylesbury Women’s Aid and can be donated by anyone. The last date for donations is Sunday 15 December.

Rudolph Run for Rennie Grove

Sun 1, Waterend Barn, St Albans Rudolph Run (5K): Open to over 10s. Age 10 - 15 £10 • Age 16+ £14 Includes antlers and medal. Fun Run (1.5K): Open to all ages. Up to age 15 £6 • Age 16+ £10 Includes antlers and medal. For more info please visit renniegrove. org/rudolphrun.

Buckmoorend Farm Christmas

Sun 1, 11am-4pm, Buckmoorend Farm Get into the Christmas spirit with mulled wine & carols; choose a tree; decorate gingerbread and meet Farmer Christmas! 10% off hampers on the day. See Buckmoorend advert page 22. www.buckmoorendfarm.co.uk

Christmas Church Services Catholic Services CHRISTMAS DAY

Tuesday 24 18.-00 Christmas Vigil Mass - Our Lady of Lourdes, Bedgrove Wednesday 25 09.00 Mass with Nativity Play St Anne’s Church

St Mary’s Church (CofE) CHRISTMAS EVE

Tuesday 24 16.00 Crib Service Tuesday 24 23.30 First Communion of Christmas


Wednesday 25 08.00 Holy Communion Wednesday 25 10.00 All Age Communion

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

LEGACY FAIRS Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 19 December 9am-2pm (Trade 8am) Entrance by donation to Charity Wendover Memorial Hall email: peter.stevenspeter@aol.com

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Events Halton Singers Christmas Party

Sun 1, 2.30-4.30pm, St Mary’s Weston Turville Tue 3, 7.30-9.30pm, Halton Village Hall Seasonal cakes & scones, and music from the Tickets £6 including Christmas buffet, Bar, Raffle GillyBillies. and musical entertainment. Entry by ticket only. Contact Kevin Towler 01296 622390.

Light up a Life

Sun 1 & 8, details & locations below General Election Hustings Support Rennie Grove or just join these uplifting Tue 3, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church, Wendover services to remember loved ones. Sun 1 - 4pm, St Come meet our local candidates for MP. More on Mary’s & All Saints Church, Beaconsfield. Sun 8 page 12. - 3.15pm, Union Baptist Church, High Wycombe. Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society To make a donation, visit renniegrove.org. Tue 3, 8pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN Tree of Light Chiltern Woodlands. John Morris, Director of the Sun 1 & Sat 14, details & locations below Chiltern Woodlands Project, will give a general Events enabling people to have a space to remember talk about the Chiltern woods, their history, and refect on loved ones. Sun 1 - 5pm, Aylesbury management, archaeology and their ancient High School. This service is secular, for those who woodland flora. might prefer non-religious remembrance. Sat 14 5pm, St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Buckingham. To Wendover Christmas Celebration sponsor a light, go to fnhospice.org.uk/tree-of-light Wed 4, 4-7pm Wendover Parish Council brings us another or call 01296 429975. festive event, with guests from Mix96 switching Rotary in Wendover Santa EcoSleigh starts on the lights, see page 19. Mon 2, 5.30pm to 7.30pm The Rotary EcoSleigh will be visiting Wendover Pace Christmas at Waddesdon Manor and Weston Turville from Monday 2 December. Fri 6, 1pm-6pm, Waddesdon Manor Please see page 35 for routes. Christmas Shopping & Exclusive Cellar Tour at

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WENDOVER MUSIC 2020 Season of Concerts All at St Mary’s Church commencing at 7.30pm


14 March - Organ recital


18 April - Stephen Osborne (Piano) 9 May - Tasmin Little (Violin) 13 June - London Handel Players (mixed ensemble) 11 July & 19 September - Watch this space! Each concert is £20 and £5 for students. AGM tickets £10 for non season ticket holders Season tickets £75 (students £15) - which includes AGM and reserved seating area in Nave

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Events Waddesdon Manor - Join Pace and get into the festive spirit as Waddesdon Manor close their cellars exclusively for a private tour and talk presented by an experienced guide. After your tour you will have access to the wine shop, beautiful grounds of the Manor, time to shop at the Christmas market and enjoy the light displays at your leisure. Tickets are £25 per person; this is inclusive of the cost of the event it does not include any further donation to Pace. For more information please call Lacey on 01296 616 974 or email lacey.bonham@thepacecentre.org alternatively please see this link to book your tickets https://pacechristmasatwaddesdon. eventbrite.co.uk.

Flicks in the Sticks

Just, 11 High Street, Wendover, HP22 6DU or wendoverchoralsociety@gmail.com. For more All Saints Church, Buckland 6 December: Flicks in the Sticks, 7 December: information, see article page 9. Junior Flicks. Details 01296 632488.

Halton Christmas Concert

Wendover Art Club

Wendover Library Room Sat 7 & Sun 8, 10am-4.30pm - Christmas Exhibition. A chance to show what members can do and what our Club is all about. Original artworks, prints and cards for sale. Admission free, but donations appreciated. Wed 11, 7.30pm - Christmas Party. A chance for members to indulge in a little light hearted quizzing over some refreshments.

St Michael & All Angels Christmas Fair

Sat 7, 7.30pm, St George’s Church, RAF Halton Join RAF Halton Voluntary Band and Halton Singers in support of Rennie Grove. Tickets £10 in advance from the Rennie Grove shop on Wendover High Street, £12 at the door.

Senior Citizens’ Lunch at RAF Halton

Tue 10 Dec, 12noon-3pm Transport from Wendover & Aston Clinton provided. Registration closed 23 October.

Sat 7, 11am–3pm, Anthony Hall, Aston Clinton Wendover Evening WI Various stalls including plants, cakes, Christmas Tue 10, 7.30pm, St Anne’s Hall Fri 6, 3-6pm & Sat 7, 10am-4pm, St Anne’s For the fourth consecutive year, you are invited to view gifts, raffle & tombola. Lunches & mulled wine “Tales from the Opera”. Patricia Purcell will be sharing her singing experiences. Visitors are most interesting home-made and treasured cribs, made or will also be served. welcome. Contact: Margaret - 01296 582318 donated by local individuals and organisations. You Grand Christmas & Craft Fayre will be able to vote for your favourite home-made Sat 7, 11am-4pm, W Turville Village Hall cribs and there will be prizes for the most popular. Many stalls, lunches, Kidz Corner. See advert page 4. Craft Group Seasonal music on Saturday at 11am and 2.30pm. Wed 11, 10am-12noon, Wen Christian Ctre Free refreshments available in the Christian Centre Wendover Choral Christmas Concert Join others at Craft Group, open to all. If you enjoy where crafts and home-made produce will be on sale Sat 7, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church knitting, sewing, crocheting, painting, drawing in aid of the charity ‘Embrace’. Tickets at £15 and £5.00 (under 16s) from or colouring or any other kind of craft, there’s

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NEWS FROM WENDOVER HEALTH CENTRE - 01296 623452 Wendover Health Centre is also on www.westongrove.com Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

We will be closed on Wednesday 25 December and Thursday 26 December 2019, and on Wednesday 1 January 2020. On Tuesdays 24 and 31 December we will close at 6.30pm. At all other times we will be open normally, including Saturday 28 December when we will open from 8am to 12pm (dispensary 9-11am). Please watch for any last-minute changes to these hours which will be notified on our website. At all times when we are closed please call 111 if you require urgent medical attention. Please note that on Saturdays our phone lines are closed and we cannot see urgent cases.

Changes to the Doctor Team

We are sorry that Dr Martin Twine will be leaving us at the end of December. We welcome Dr Tisha Patel to the team; she will take over Dr Twine’s list and will be working her full sessional commitment from February 2020. We also welcome Drs Gulabi Noory, Kate Avery and Muhammad Uddin who will be joining us as GP registrars: these are doctors who are undergoing specialist training in general practice.

Flu vaccine

Flu vaccine is available free of charge for all at risk groups. This includes everyone aged 65 years and over; people living with long term conditions such as chronic lung and heart disease; pregnant women; carers; and children aged 2-3 and all primary school aged children. If you are eligible and have not yet been vaccinated, please speak to Reception to book an appointment. It is best to get vaccinated before flu starts circulating.

Urgent Care Service

We have changed the name of the Same Day Service to Urgent Care Service to emphasise its key aim which is to provide timely access and support to all those who have an urgent health care need. This service is for the whole of Westongrove and is based at Wendover Health Centre. We warmly welcome our new specialist lead nurse Mariam who has joined the urgent care team. If you have an urgent care problem, first of all please see if you can get the help you need from online sources such as NHS Choices, or from local pharmacies. If you need to speak to a nurse or doctor please call the Health Centre and give details of your problems to one of the Reception team, who will arrange a call back. A face-to-face appointment can then be arranged if necessary.

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Events Messy Christmas

Sun 15, 3.30-5.30pm, starts in St Anne’s Hall Open to anyone. Enjoy messy (and not so messy) Christmas-related activities, the story of Jesus’ birth, a song and a meal together. No age restrictions and no charge. Children, please remember to bring an adult with you.

Father Christmas at the Library

Wendover Local Produce Market

• 4.30pm informal Carols by candlelight, in St Anne’s Church.

Sat 21, 9am-1pm, Manor Waste Featuring Ellesborough Silver Band.

Morris Dancing

FNHC Santa Dash

Sat 21, registration at 10.00, Memorial Hall Join the fun and raise funds for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity - or come out and support the “Santas” as they run through Wendover. fnhospice. org.uk/events/santa-dashes/

Thu 26, 12noon, Red Lion, Little Missenden Finished your Boxing Day walk? Join Whitchurch Morris Side at the Red Lion in Little Missenden and have a relaxing break after your Christmas festivities are complete.

Thu 19, 4.30pm, Wendover Community Library Father Christmas and some helpers will be visiting Wendover Community Library. Why not Book Club come meet them? Please let the Library know in Sat 21, 10.30-11.30am, Wendover Christian Ctre A festive welcome awaits all keen readers at advance if you’d like to come. Book Club. No set books to read, just interesting Please also be aware that the Library’s opening conversation about whatever we’ve been reading. hours will be slightly different during the We begin with coffee and seasonal treats. Christmas to New Year period. Please ask at the Library for details.

The walk arrangement for the holiday period will be as follows: • 17/12/19 Long, Medium & Short Walks • 24/12/19 No Walks (Christmas Eve) • 31/12/19 Medium & Short Walks only (New Year’s Eve) After 31/12/19 the walks should return to normal.

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Thu 19, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church Aylesbury Mon 23, St Anne’s & Wendover Christian Centre • 5 January - 10k Walk for Youth Concern Jazz at the Movies and their Swinging Christmas • 2.30pm to 4pm Christmas crafts in Wendover Aylesbury, starts in Wendover, see page 22 show is a delightfully jazzy blend of the sublime, Christian Centre and decorating St Anne’s • 20 January - Wellbeing Course begins, see advert page 4 sentimental and plain silly - the perfect way Church to begin the festivities. Please book early to • 4pm to 4.30pm Christmas refreshments like • 18 February - Snowdrop Walk for Pace - Wendover MusicPage AGM1& Organ Recital, avoid disappointment. https://tinyurl.com/ mince pies and mulled apple juice in Wendover • 14 March Wendover_News_2015_update4 13/08/2015 15:09 see advert page 4 for additional 2020 dates JazzattheMoviesAylesbury Christian Centre

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Wendover Choral Society Winner of BBC Music Magazine Instrumental Award to perform in Christmas Concert One of the UK’s most established and versatile young violinists, Fenella Humphreys, will be a soloist in Wendover Choral Society’s Christmas Concert on 7 December 2019, at 7.30 pm at St Mary’s Church, Wendover. The winner of the 2018 BBC Music Magazine Instrumental Award, Fenella has won critical admiration and audience acclaim with the lyrical grace and intensity of her playing. Described in the press as “alluring”, “unforgettable” and “a wonder”, she has worked with well-known performers such as Steven Isserlis and Adrian Brendel. She has given the first performances of scores by, among others, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Sally Beamish, Gordon Crosse, Cheryl FrancesHoad, Adrian Sutton and Piers Hellawell, and made the world premiere recording of Christopher Wright’s elegiac Violin Concerto.

Fenella will be leading Equale Baroque Soloists in a performance of Handel’s triumphant ‘Coronation Anthems’ and Vivaldi’s transcendent ‘Gloria’ and ‘The Four Seasons’, under the expert guidance of conductor and music director, Peter Bassano. The ‘Anthems’ will include the stupendous ‘Zadok the Priest’, performed at the coronation of every British monarch since 1727. As in previous years, the choir will be joined by young soloists from the Royal Academy of Music, just beginning their careers in the world of classical music. Don’t miss this unique chance to hear virtuoso performances from leading musical artists in what promises to be a truly exciting evening. Tickets at £15 and £5.00 (under 16s) from Just, 11 High Street, Wendover, HP22 6DU or wendoverchoralsociety@gmail.com.

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Community Wendover Music Season Tickets

Just in time for Christmas, Wendover Music announces its programme for 2020, see advert page 4, so why not give a season ticket to friends or family for Christmas and guarantee them wonderful music performed by top artists in the perfect acoustics and setting of St Mary’s Church. No need to trek into London for the very best music! Wendover Music have made some improvements to the benefits for season ticket holders. Not only does the price include a ticket for the AGM concert on 14 March but also the opportunity to sit in an area of reserved seating at the front of the Nave on a first come first served basis. Do arrive in good time as the stewards will release the reserved area at 7.15. Also if notified in advance the stewards will hold seats for small young people and their family and friends so that they can see the performers. The stewards will always make room for wheelchair users - it really helps if advance notice is given so the necessary space can be created with enough seats adjoining for family and friends. Young people and wheelchair seats will be held until the interval. We look forward to welcoming music lovers to St Mary’s Church in 2020.

Shepherd’s Hut Outdoor Nursery - Fire Brigade Visit

The Shepherd’s Hut Outdoor Nursery in Wendover had the great privilege of being visited by Aylesbury Fire & Rescue Service on 7 November. The team arrived in their fire engine and the children couldn’t believe their eyes! They greeted the firefighters by singing their favourite fire engine song. The firefighters joined us in the nursery and asked the children several questions about what they knew about fire safety. Thank you to Blue Watch!

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HS2 To avoid any misunderstanding: HS2 does not pass attended by 90 people. WPC are now able to predict Wendover in a tunnel. WPC is fighting to get a tunnel. noise levels in Wendover that will result from the train's We have not won that fight. That fight goes on. operation. It’s not good news. Since the passage of the High Speed Rail Act, with its environmental statement Tell HS2 to stick its viaducts. HS2 are spinning the story (ES), the adverse effect of noise on Wendover has got of the Wendover viaducts to their own advantage. worse. We calculate using HS2/EK data, that the trains Even they don’t have the cheek to suggest that the are going to affect twice as many houses, adversely, as viaducts are lovely or indeed that Wendover likes them. was claimed in the ES. This is, with a train passing every No, their fudge is that we appreciate the effort that 90 seconds, a big deal. they’ve put into the design. Well I don’t appreciate the effort they’ve put into the viaduct design when they Make a noise for tranquility. Strangely, the best way can’t be bothered to put any effort at all into properly for you to help to protect Wendover’s tranquility is for considering our mined tunnel alternative. There’s an you to make a noise. Noise is a Planning Issue. Let the uncouth saying that I think applies, “stick it where the Planning Authority, AVDC, know that you find HS2/EK’s sun don’t shine”. There’s no sun shining in our tunnel so, noise mitigation completely unacceptable. Wendover why don’t you send HS2 a Christmas message, tell them only gets one go at solving this problem. Otherwise it’s to make us all happy and stick HS2 were the sun don’t WHEEEEEEEEEEE! every 90 seconds from breakfast to shine, in our cheaper, quicker, simpler mined tunnel. cocoa time forever. How do we define WHEEEEEEEEEEE! For a significant number, those where HS2 have failed The Oakervee review is collapsing in a most unseemly to hit their own noise targets, it will sound like your way. Our friend Lord Tony Berkeley was the Deputy neighbour starting a lawn mower every 90 seconds. Chairman and he’s not happy with the way things have gone. You can read his letter to Doug Oakervee here: There's a Joni Mitchell song from the 60’s that goes. www.wendover-pc.gov.uk/post/lord-tony-berkeley-s- 'they took all the trees and put em in a tree museum' well in Great Missenden HS2 have a new take on all letter-to-doug-oakervee that. They've took away the trees and given us a The Noise Event that the Parish Council, helped picture of them. A great big picture that hides the ugly by Wendover HS2, put on in St Mary’s Church was destruction behind it. You really couldn't make it up.


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Experience wheelchair sport. That’s the challenge local charity, WheelPower, is setting for children aged 6-16 years old in Buckinghamshire and surrounding areas. Ahead of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in August next year, WheelPower will be offering children the opportunity to take part in the Wheelchair Relay Challenge, based on the former Paralympic Sport, Wheelchair Slalom. The fun, sporty challenge offers non-disabled children a taster of disability sports, and what it would be like to compete as an athlete. This challenge is both fun and educational which demonstrates WheelPower’s mission: transforming lives through sport.

in a wheelchair; it also forms a big part in raising awareness of the positive impact that playing sport has on the mental and physical wellbeing of disabled people as well as raising vital funds to support WheelPower’s life changing work. Leah Lewis, WheelPower Community Fundraiser, comments: "Our Wheelchair Relay Challenge is a fantastic initiative to encourage our local schools to raise vital funds for WheelPower. Funds raised could support our comprehensive sports programme, introducing disabled children aged 5-18 years to different forms of sport and physical activity. We are looking forward to working with lots of schools this year which will enable WheelPower to continue to transform lives through sport."

On Wednesday 6 November, St Mary's congregation welcomed a new member of the clergy team as Bishop Alan Wilson licensed Revd Nadine Rose as associate priest for Wendover and Halton. Nadine comes to Wendover having served as a curate in the Can you help local families spend their Wychert Vale benefice including Haddenham & Cuddington. She and her husband Howard final Christmas at home together? live locally. Nadine is going to be primarily Rennie Grove Hospice Care is planning getting involved in the work with local It’s not only a chance for young people to ahead so that it can give as many patients children, young people and families. experience first-hand about what life is like as possible a family Christmas at home

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These businesses will be open late on Wednesday 4 December The Christmas Celebration Event is for everyone. There are contributions from all sections of the community so do come along, meet your neighbours and make new friends. Enjoy our own little Prize Giving ceremonies.

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An open letter to our General Health Organisation guidance. 2. The engineering limitation on the viaduct Election candidates The proposed HS2 line is immediately adjacent to our village centre and the current design proposals cause serious problems not only for us as residents but also for the wider community.

From the start, HS2 have insisted that a combination of viaducts and a ’cut and cover’ tunnel method will be used around Wendover. Our professional advisor has consistently pointed out the higher cost of this methodology over a ‘mined’ tunnel and the problems, damage and limitations that it will directly cause. HS2 maintain a ‘tin ear’ to our evidence. HS2 intransigence and failure to fully investigate all possible options has now resulted in three important issues emerging from our discussions with Eiffage Kier (EK), the HS2 contractor

to the South of Wendover means there is a vehicle traffic restriction that will prohibit any future road widening to cope with the 30,000 homes planned for the Aylesbury area. 3. The planned ‘cut and cover’ tunnel will cause problems cutting through the aquifer off of Coombe Hill, cutting the supply of water to the Wendover Arm canal and the Weston Turville reservoir. This is a known problem but EK are unwilling to investigate this further until after ‘notice to proceed’ has been given.

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grants in order to meet its overall running A local charity that offers life-enhancing costs of £1.2million annually. therapy to people in the Chilterns area Multiple Sclerosis is a life-long neurological affected by MS is celebrating the first condition that can result in many symptoms payment of a grant from the National Lottery including fatigue, reduced mobility, poor Community Fund, which distributes money balance and bladder problems. There is raised by National Lottery players for good no cure but regular exercise and targeted causes and is the largest community funder physiotherapy can help people to improve in the UK. The Chilterns MS Centre, based their mobility and reduce joint stiffness, in Wendover, has been awarded £300,000 enabling them to stay in work for longer and over the next three years to support their continue enjoying family and social activities. physiotherapy service. “We are so grateful to The National Lottery The Centre provides the service free of charge to people with MS but has to raise over £400,000 a year to continue to offer the therapy for free to its members. The grant will go a long way towards funding the service for the next three years and comes at a crucial time when general donations are declining and the charity’s funding from the NHS has also been reduced. In this uncertain economic climate, the Centre must rely on

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September to walk a mile for local charity the Chilterns MS Centre. Many of the participants had multiple sclerosis (MS) so walking a mile was not a simple task for them.

Mix96 breakfast show host Ben Moseby started off the walk with a rousing countdown and accompanied the walkers Store colleagues have been fundraising for as they went through the route. The walk the charity over the last year after Chilterns ended with space hoppers for children and MS Centre was nominated as their Charity those who wanted an extra challenge. of the Year. The cause is particularly close to the team’s hearts because several colleagues Walk the MS Mile is the Centre’s largest have friends and family who have been annual awareness and fundraising event. affected by the disease and use the Centre Over the past five years it has raised over for support. Colleagues and customers have £114,000 to allow the Centre to provide lifeundertaken a host of different activities changing physical, practical and emotional including a static bike ride which raised over support to people affected by MS.


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Wendover woofs raise over £2,000 photographed the Muddy Mutts event, and we are delighted that it has gone so well” for lymphoma charity On 20 October, Lymphoma Action held their first ever Muddy Mutts dog walk in Wendover Woods. Over 70 dogs, adults and children took part in the walk that raised over £2,000 for Lymphoma Action, the only charity in the UK dedicated to supporting people affected by lymphoma. The event was also supported by a number of local businesses, including Unique Pets, Pets At Home, Pets Corner and Waitrose who all contributed free dog food and treats, poo bags and water bowls.

Photographer Jonathan Hilder attended the event with his wife Mary and their three dogs Spice, Meg and Willow. Jonathan’s father, Tim Hilder, was one of the founders of Lymphoma Action, along with fellow patients who had also been affected by lymphoma. Jonathan’s mother Felicity also became a trustee of the charity, and was later honoured by the Queen for her work. “It was a pleasure to have attended and

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Sarah Thorn, Community and Partnerships Manager at Lymphoma Action, added “We’re absolutely thrilled that our first Muddy Mutts charity dog walk was such a success! We would like to thank all of the local businesses who contributed doggy supplies for their support, and of course to everyone who took part for their fantastic fundraising efforts. The money raised will really help us in making sure that no one has to face lymphoma alone.” We are the only charity in the UK dedicated to supporting people affected by lymphoma. Your support will ensure more families affected by lymphoma receive the best possible information, support and care. With Christmas fast approaching, we have a number of ideas of how you can support us as we head into the festive period. Visit lymphoma-action. org.uk/Christmas for further details!

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Socially this is a quieter time of year. Inter club and our own internal matches continue, of course, and I’m sure things will hot up towards Christmas. We did have a Quiz evening, however, to allow the members and friends to display their awesome intellects. Sadly for some of us “intellect” should have been substituted with another word, but at the end of the day one table soared into the lead by one point and won six bottles of wine. At the beginning of the month we had the AGM. It was a chance to look back at a pretty successful year. Bowling, like many pastimes, is struggling to compete against so many other attractions. It is good to see that the Club has grown its membership slightly and is in good health. Eric and Ann Smith, our Chairman and Ladies Captain respectively, stepped down after some years hard work and Jill Wheeler decided to hand over the reins after ten years as treasurer. The Club owes them all a great debt of gratitude. Best wishes to their replacements.


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At Aston Clinton repair café we are passionate to keep devices running! Our first session is 11 January, 9am till noon at St Michael & All Angels church, Aston Clinton. We will have stations for electrical and electronic repairs, textiles and clothing repairs and mechanical repairs. Broken your gadget screen? Bring along your device to our café with a new screen and we can fit it for you! We will even get the old screen recycled so it can be used again. Email us on acrepaircafe@ gmail.com and we can advise you where to get any spares you need and ensure we have any special tools or manuals we need for your device. Electronic waste is a huge problem. We are still looking for more volunteers, so if you have a talent for fixing stuff please get in touch. Together we can save things from ending up in landfill, help the environment and our community. Email us on acrepaircafe@gmail.com.

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Club Corner 1 December, a ‘Box Crazy’ craft session for adults on Monday 9 and Nature Tots on Thursday 12 December. The reserve is open from 9 till 4, as is the visitor centre shop, while the café is available 9.30 to 3pm. At Great Missenden Memorial Centre on Tuesday 17 December at 7.45pm popular local speaker John Tyler will be bringing his coracle to illustrate a talk on ‘The Forgotten River’ about the wildlife and history of the River Thame. Meanwhile, outdoor activities include conservation work at Dancersend on 8 Dec, Bacombe Hill on 12 Dec and Pitstone Fen on 7 Dec. You can also blow away the seasonal cobwebs on a walk led by Mick Jones at Dancersend at 10.30am on Sunday 29 Dec looking for invertebrates. All contact details are on www. bbowt.org.uk/volunteering or /events or please get in touch with me if you’d like a summary by email or hard copy. Richard Birch richardbirch60@yahoo.com 01296 624511

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Tribute: Judith Hacking Judith Hacking had a great talent for making friends. This started in her early childhood and was honed to perfection as she matured. Judith came to Buckinghamshire in the early 1950s, celebrating her 21st birthday in July 1956 in The Firs at Whitchurch, but she never forgot her Northern roots and enjoyed working in Sheffield for a time. In 1959 Judith’s leisure focus moved to South Buckinghamshire as she enthusiastically joined the Lucy Clark Country Dance Group which was then based in Amersham. By 1960 she was in Ellesborough Road, not far from the Golf Club, another interest, then in 1977 she moved to walking distance from the High Street and became a familiar sight walking her dog, Hamish. Over time she maintained many diverse friendships and had a special relationship into adulthood with the children of the many families she befriended. When Judith left school, a pioneer of “O”levels, her ability with numbers made

accountancy an obvious career choice, even though it was so male dominated at the time that on one course she attended she was the first woman they had had to cater for and they had to seek out special accommodation for her.

was Treasurer for St Mary’s from 1988 to 1996. These associations gave her strong links with many local business people. She was a popular money counter for many organisations including Christian Aid. Judith’s amazing memory for detail and her tiny neat handwriting were prized talents among her many friends both old and new. She was thronged with visitors during her sudden summertime illness.

Judith became the goto accountant for advice as far as many local charitable organisations Judith as bridemaid at her close were concerned. She friend Cynthia’s wedding to Tony was even Treasurer for Hunt in 1968. many of them, most notably Lionel Abel-Smith Trust, which she served from its foundation meeting in To read more of Judith Hacking, go to https:// 1977. In her hey-day she was also Trustee wendovernews.co.uk/news/local-faceTreasurer of Abbeyfield House 1988-2000 judith-hacking/, page 19, Wendover News and maintained her connection to October June 2009, and https://wendovernews. 2019, including (2007-2019) as Treasurer of co.uk/news/judith-hacking-retires-fromthe Friends Account. At the same time, she lionel-able-smith-trust/ (May 2013).

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Forestry Commission and RAF Halton Centenary

To commemorate the 100th Anniversary year of the Forestry Commission and RAF Halton, Station personnel and Forestry staff have planted an avenue of 100 lime trees to replace some which were knocked down during the storms of 1987. Wendover Woods was one of six locations in the UK celebrating the centenary. RAF Halton Station Commander, Group Captain Katherine Wilson, PK Khaira-Cresswell, Director of the Centenary Programme, John Bruce, Head of Land Management East England Forest District, Cllr Tom Walsh, Chair of Wendover Parish Council and Cllr Judy Brandis, Chair Aylesbury Vale District Council were all in attendance during the unveiling of the plaque commemorating the planting of 100 trees in unison. Group Captain Wilson said: “I would like to extend thanks to the many individuals that facilitated the planting of the 100 lime trees along the avenue and also for organising the ceremony today. Forestry England, you have done a remarkable job maintaining the vast woods around us and in allowing RAF Halton to share its centenary year with Wendover Woods. I would also like to extend my thanks to the RAF Halton volunteers who spent their Tuesday morning planting the new trees you’ve seen today. Finally, I would like to thank those members of the public who have joined us in this momentous occasion, cementing 100 years of our joint history”. RAF Halton’s Media Communications Officer, Flying Officer Curt Shields, said: “It’s wonderful to have an opportunity to celebrate the joint centenary between our Station and Wendover Woods. Opportunities like this to support our community are something we’ll grasp firmly and the avenue truly looks fantastic.”


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Local Face: Siân Chattle Siân grew up in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. Her parents were both professional musicians, her father sang in St Paul’s Cathedral choir for 30 years, taking part in both the Queen’s Coronation and Prince Charles and Diana’s wedding. Her two brothers sang in the Chapel Royal and Siân was one of the first women servers (acolyte) in St Paul’s Cathedral. She spent much of her youth singing with professional choirs, including the Guards’ Chapel Choir, where her father was then Director of Music. As well as having a trained voice, Siân taught herself the guitar when she was young and this has played a big part in her future life. Siân became a primary school teacher and married Phil, at the Guards’ Chapel, in 1984. After living in London for a couple of years, they moved to Wendover in 1986. Whilst raising three children (Tom, Michael & Beth), Siân worked in various schools in the area, before joining Wendover CofE Junior School – staying for the next 13 years. Siân has worshipped at St Mary’s for many years, playing her guitar in the music group and singing in the choir. Over the years she has organised school children to take part in Harvest festivals and Christmas carol services and, at one point, ran a children’s orchestra. She serves on the PCC and is now helping St Mary’s to work towards being a dementia-friendly church. While at Wendover Junior School, Siân pioneered the teaching of environmental issues, starting an ‘Eco Club’ and creating a ‘Peace Garden’ on the school grounds. Used by children to discover and experience nature, it consisted of a pond, vegetable

beds, an orchard and wild flowers. Seeing how nature and being outside helped children who were struggling with the academic side of school was wonderful and stayed with Siân. In 2010 Siân joined up with The John Hampden school to plant a native woodland and wildflower meadow, which was opened by Chris Packham.

people (Gardeners) a week with mental health needs to regain their confidence and sense of wellbeing, through the use of horticulture and other activities. Siân, as a co-founder, managed the Gardener team and networked extensively across Bucks to build up Lindengate’s reputation.

Siân retired from Lindengate earlier this year. Having introduced the Memory Pathway sessions at Lindengate (run for people living with dementia and their carers) Siân recognised the need for more support in the local community. She helped set-up, and now chairs, the Wendover Dementia Action Alliance, which is the umbrella organisation for ‘all things dementia’ in Wendover. The Alliance runs various local events in the community and has Sir Jackie Stewart as their patron. The next event is a dementiaSiân’s tireless efforts in developing the friendly Christmas Tea Dance on Saturday Eco work at WJS led to the school being 14th December, 2-4pm, in St Mary’s Church awarded the national Eco-School’s Green for all in the wider community. Flag and becoming one of the first schools in England being awarded Ambassador status – Siân also serves on the committee of a new becoming a beacon school in Bucks. charity - Wendover Dementia Support. Comprising retired medical professionals, In 2013, Siân decided to leave teaching. Her they have recently set up the Monday Club oldest son had previously been diagnosed at the Wendover Christian Centre for people with Autism and she could see the positive living with dementia and their families. effects that working outside with nature had They are now also holding family awareness on his mental wellbeing. However, there was sessions on a regular basis, alongside home little provision for people like him and so she visits. and a friend decided to create a garden that would fill this gap. Lindengate is a mental health charity based at World’s End garden centre and started off as being an overgrown allotment site, opening its doors in 2014. It is now a thriving garden that helps approx 100

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Term Time only. www.happywellyoga.com www.bucksvoice.net/wendoverbc Badminton Club. 19.45-21.45 Mon, beginners 18.45-19.45 Fri, John Colet School (term time) www.wendoverfitness.co.uk Wendover Fitness classes, times & locations vary, see website for details Rainbow Rattles children’s playgroup (term time only), £1 per family, Trinity Centre RAF Halton www.hartbeeps.com Hartbeeps Music Classes for children, Wendover Guide Hut HP22 6HH Chairbelles seated exercise for over 55s, Bankside Kirsty 07801 594519 www.jacqinthebox.com 07948371615 Jacqu’in the Box Babies Music and Little Learners age 3-5 years. Wendover Library Room Free friendly run/jog club to suit you. Meet point RAF base Chestnut Avenue. Nikki 07868 873911 www.wendoverrotary.org.uk The Rotary Club of Wendover & District, Chandos Arms, W Turville, usually 1st & 3rd Mondays Badminton Club for over 18s, £6, (Sep-July, no BH’s) Green Park Sports Centre HP22 5NE Allen 01296 631159 annetatem@gmail.com Wendover Mums’ Choir, Trinity Community Centre, Tring Road (term time only) www.yangshengtaichi.com Tai Chi & Qigong Classes, Your Café in the Park 6 & 7pm Tue, St Anne’s Hall noon Wed Simply Walk, Tue 10.00 Wendover Clock Tower, Thu 10.30 Your Cafe Aston Clinton Park, see page 2 www.buckscc.gov.uk/media/4512920/walk-list-2019.pdf Tue - Yoga, Thu - Men’s Yoga, Chilterns MS Centre info@oakwood.org.uk www.happywellyoga.com Tue - Mum & Baby Yoga, Wen Children’s Ctre; Fri - Adult Yoga Class (term time), Wen Library Rm Thames Valley Police at Wendover Community Library 0845 230 3232 www.lizbrownyoga.co.uk Hatha yoga— Tue 19.00-20.30 Wen Mem Hall; Fri 09.30-11.00 & 11.30-13.00, St Anne’s Hall Play & Learn (term time only), Trinity Centre, RAF Halton 01296 621143 Colour Wheel Art Class (term time only), all topics, Ellesborough Parish Hall Steve Hedges 01844 273076 Bounce & Rhyme (term time only), Library Room, FREE 0845 2303232 www.zksmartialarts.co.uk Martial Arts Class for Children with ZKS, St Anne’s Hall Sparrowhawks Netball Training, John Colet School - Youth (13-16) 18.00-19.00, Seniors 19.00-20.30 wendoverladiesnetballclub@hotmail.com Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell www.imagezcameraclub.co.uk IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall (winter 20.15, summer 19.00) enquiries@haltonsing​ers.org.uk Halton Singers Practice Sessions, Halton Village Hall Whitchurch Morris Side Practice Sessions, Wilstone Parish Hall (Oct-Apr) whitchurchmorris.org.uk www.fabrichq.co.uk FabricHQ sewing. 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Events, exhibitions & activities at Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP, see page 2 Events, exhibitions & activities at the Natural History Museum at Tring. 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See page 12 for details. KEHS Meeting with speaker John Morris, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN, see page 4 Wendover Christmas Celebration, see page 19 Buckland, Drayton Beauchamp and Aston Clinton WI, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS Simply Walk to Wendover Woods, starts at Your Café in the Park, Green Park, Aston Clinton, see page 2 Wendover Library Reading Group, Wendover Library Room Bucks Bird Club with speaker Andrew Cleave, St Anne’s Hall Aylesbury Ctre of the National Trust - AGM & Social, Broughton Junior School Flicks in the Sticks, All Saints Church, Buckland, see page 6 Memory Pathways gardening & activity group for people with memory issues, Lindengate HP22 6BD. Please book. Pace Christmas Trip to Waddesdon Manor, tickets £25, see p 4 Cholesbury-cum-St-Leonards Local History Group, St Leonards Hall Wendover Art Club Winter Show, Wendover Library Room, see p 6 St Michael & All Angels Christmas Fair, Aston Clinton, see page 6 Grand Christmas & Craft Fayre, Weston Turville Village Hall, see advert page 4 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild - Christmas Party, Stoke Mandeville Methodist Church Wendover Choral Christmas Concert, St Mary’s Church, Wendover, see page 6 Halton Christmas Concert, St George’s Church, RAF Halton, see page 6 Mulled Wine & Mince Pies, Antiques at Wendover, see advert front page Contemplative Fire Christian Fellowship Advent Gathering, St Mary's Church, Wendover RSPB Aylesbury Local Group, Prebendal Hall Community Centre HP19 7QW Seniors Christmas Lunch, RAF Halton - fully booked - see page 6 Wendover Evening WI with speaker Patricia Purcell, St Anne’s Hall, see page 6 Chiltern and District Hard of Hearing Club, Halifax House, Little Chalfont Craft Group, Wendover Christian Centre, see page 6 Writing Workshop, Wendover Library Room Wendover Art Club - Christmas Party, Wendover Library Room Christmas Concert by Candlelight with the Chinnor Silver Band, St Dunstan’s Church, Monks Risborough, see page 7 Aston Clinton, Buckland & Drayton Beauchamp Horticultural Society, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS Carers Bucks meeting, Wendover Community Library Room Christmas Carol Service with Florence Nightingale Hospice, Wendover Free Church, Aylesbury Rd, see page 7 Ashridge Home Care presents a Christmas Choral Concert, Dobbies Garden Centre HP22 6BD Chiltern Writers - Christmas Social, Wendover Library Room Carols around the Tree, Manor Waste, see advert front page On Screen - Film Club, Wendover Library Room, details of film & tickets from the Library Aston Wine Club with speaker Mark Hughes, Buckland Village Hall Sally Evans Artists and Makers Fairs, Thame Town Hall OX9 3DP. See advert page 4. Christmas Tree Festival, St Michael & All Angels, Aston Clinton. 14 - 10.30-17.30, 15 13.30-16.30. See page 7 Christmas Tea Dance, St Mary’s Church, Wendover, see page 30 Christmas at the Mutton, Shoulder of Mutton, Pound St, Wendover, see page 7 Aylesbury Choral Society Christmas Concert, St Mary’s Church Aylesbury HP20 2JJ, see page 7 Messy Christmas, St Anne’s Hall & Wendover Christian Centre. FREE. see page 8 Stoma Support Group, King's Church, Amersham HP5 1SD BBOWT Talk, ‘The Forgotten River.’ Great Missenden Memorial Hall, see page 29 Legacy Fairs Antiques & Collectors Market, Wendover Memorial Hall, see advert page 4 Father Christmas at the Library, Wendover Community Library, please book, see page 8 Jazz Upfront - Jazz at the Movies - St Mary’s Church Aylesbury HP20 2JJ, see page 8 Wendover Local Produce Market - featuring Ellesborough Silver Band - Manor Waste, see page 8 Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity Santa Dash, starts Wendover Memorial Hall, see page 8 Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre, see page 8 Churches Together Crafts & Carols, St Anne’s & Wendover Christian Centre, see page 8 Whitchurch Morris Side at the Red Lion, Little Missenden

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ROTARY in Wendover & District EcoSleigh will be visiting Wendover and Weston Turville starting Monday 2 December, 5.30 - 7.30pm Monday

02 Colet Rd etc, Honeydene Estate, Wendover


16 West End & World’s End Lane, Weston Turville


03 Beechwood Lane & all roads off, Wendover


17 Main Street & Bates Lane etc, Weston Turville


05 Wendover Heights & Haddington Close etc


18 Brook End etc & New Road, Weston Turville


09 Princess Mary Gate, Wendover


19 Castle Park, Grenville Ave & all roads off


10 Princess Mary Gate, Wendover


20 Lionel Ave & all roads off, Thornton Crescent


11 Bryants Acre to Water Meadow Way etc

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Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

View from the Chair

This is my, slightly early, chance to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The Council has had a successful 2019 and now we’re getting ready for our Christmas Light Switch On. It’s always one of my favourite events as it gives me an opportunity to meet so many people. It might be wet or cold, or wet and cold, but there is always a warm community feel on the Manor Waste and it can’t all come from the mulled wine. I recently opened an extension to the Witchell carpark. I know that many people feel that Wendover has a parking problem and I’m sure that the extra spaces will be well used. It’s a great place to park if you work in Wendover or if you’re going hiking in the surrounding area. If it works out as planned, it should free up central parking spaces for shoppers. HS2 takes up quite lot of my time, but I’ve still managed to fit in other interests in the community. WRAP is a local organisation that is working to house a refugee family in Wendover. They are making headway through a sea of red tape and it looks very promising. The Community Library is a real Wendover success story. I’m involved in a committee to extend both the premises and the scope of activities available at the library. I’m also keeping up an involvement with the Dementia groups and Lindengate. All of these causes have one thing in common, they are successful because of their volunteers and they all need more volunteers. All of them offer a route to challenges, satisfaction and friendship. So, this Christmas don’t just wonder what to give to charity, why not give them some of your time. Tom Walsh, Chairman of WPC

Recent Updates

If you haven’t got time to review the minutes on our website, here is a quick update on recent resolved decisions: • Hogtrough Lane Allotments – we will be widening the entry point gates and improving the entry surface. • Site Safe – our storage facility at Ashbrook open space is going to be extended to improve storage. • Fences and Gates – the fence along the Heron Path/stream behind the old scout hut is being replaced, along with an entrance gate at Hampden Pond. • White Gates – next year we are hoping to apply for LAF 50/50 funding to replace the white gates at Wendover entry points.

Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 3 December 7:30pm St Anne’s Hall

Local Produce Market Christmas Carols Local Produce Market Saturday 21 December 9am to 1pm Manor Waste

Halloween Drawing Competition

This year WPC ran a new Halloween Drawing Competition where entrants were required to create a Halloween themed picture featuring the Clock Tower, the competition was a hit with 31 entries! The Chairman, Tom Walsh, selected two finalists whose drawings were loaded onto a Facebook poll, where the public had a week to vote for their favourite. The public were asked to keep the finalist’s age in mind and vote based on creativity. The Facebook poll received a whopping total of 1046 Olivia Murphy votes! Congratulations aged 11, winner to the winner - Olivia Murphy, aged 11, who received 568 votes. And well done to the runner up – Lauren Gatley, aged 6, who received Lauren Gatley aged 6, 478 votes. Olivia has won herself 4 x runner up tickets to see Dennis and Gnasher: Unleashed! at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. When Olivia was notified of her winning, she kindly requested the prize be shared with the runner up! What a heart-warming gesture!

Ellesborough Silver Band will be playing your favourite Christmas songs from 11am to noon at the Local Produce Market on Saturday 21 December. Join us for some festive last-minute Christmas shopping! Enter a free raffle to win a hamper if you buy Well done Olivia. anything from one of the market stalls. If you are still feeling the shopping fever, then head down the High Street for a good mooch! You can get your hands on some unique stuff! www.facebook.com/wendoverparish/ Wendover Parish Council, The Clock Tower, High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU



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