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Spring Makeover for Wendover’s • Telephone calls will still be received using the regular landline number 01296 624270. Florence Shop The Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity Wendover Shop team are extremely excited that their Shop is going to get a full refurbishment and brand new look this spring. Wendover is Florence’s flagship shop, but the Charity feels it needs an upgrade after 28 years of shopping, as well as there being some essential maintenance required. The Shop, which is located opposite the Manor Waste on Wendover High Street, will be closed from Wednesday 26th February to the beginning of April while the work is carried out. “We hope that all our Volunteers, customers and donors will be pleased with the result,” says Shop Manager Sue Lee. The other Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity Shops will be open as usual – find out more at fnhospice.org.uk/shop-with-us. Wendover News will operate domestically from that time. Anyone needing to meet a member of staff will have to make a formal arrangement using one of these methods of communication: • Email service, via editor@wendovernews. co.uk, will not change.

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The Village Gate

Wendover News has had the information below from the Central Southern Regional Director of CAMRA, Carl Griffin: “I think that the only way to proceed is for the local community in Wendover to form a group to campaign for the pub’s reopening, with contingency for potentially stepping up to purchase the pub if it is put up for sale or redevelopment, and the support of Aylesbury Vale & Wycombe CAMRA.”

editor@wendovernews.co.uk Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop 19 High Street, Wendover HP22 6DX 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.

If you or a group you know would be interested in running the Village Gate as a community pub, please get in touch with Wendover News by email, and we will forward your plans on to CAMRA. Thanks.

RAF Flypast

Tuesday 3, 17 and 31 March at 1.30pm To celebrate the completion of training at RAF Halton we can expect a flypast (weather permitting)

March Mystery Object at the Antiques Centre

WENDOVER MUSIC 2020 Season of Concerts



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14 March - Timothy Crapper (Organ)


18 April - Steven Osborne (Piano) 9 May - Tasmin Little (Violin) 13 June - Mini Mozart 10am (age 5 and under) and 11am (age 5-9) 13 June - 7.30pm - London Handel Players (mixed ensemble) 11 July - Samuele Telari (accordion) and Ema Nikolovska (mezzo-soprano) 19 September - Watch this space! Concert tickets £20 (students £5). AGM tickets £10 non season ticket holders. Mini Mozart £6 per child (adults free) or £10 for 2 siblings Season tickets £75 (students £15) - includes AGM and reserved seating area in Nave

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Events Cake & Biscuit Decorating

Wendover and Halton Cycling Club meets Cornelli Sugarcraft (see advert page 19) runs weekly at 18.30 Wednesdays & 08.30 courses each term, www.cornellisugarcraft. Sundays. All meetings at Halton UK tennis and sports village. Parking, showers/ co.uk. See events pages 30 and 31. changing and café on site. Contact Otec Charity Coffee Mornings Bikes for information 07824 828024. Thu, 10am-12noon, No2 Pound St Did you know that No2 Pound Street gives parkrun meets Saturdays at 9.00 near away all money raised from coffee and hot the Wendover Woods main car park. 5km beverage sales (terms apply) on Thursday run, walk, watch or volunteer! Visit www. mornings? Come find similarly minded parkrun.org.uk/wendoverwoods for details. people who are raising valuable funds whilst Regular Events at Wendover Library enjoying a lovely coffee and a slice of cake! “Learn My Way” computer training 1st Bucks County Museum & Roald Dahl Tuesday of each month, please book. Knit & Natter, 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 1.30Children’s Gallery 3.30pm. Compendium of Puzzles Group, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Wind Chime Workshop 25 March. Bucks 2nd Tuesday, 2.30pm. Scrabble Club, 4th Finds Day 26 March. “Toy Box” until 18 Tuesday, please register. “Jigsaw Challenge” April. Check website for prices and activity ongoing. If you’d like to participate in any themes. Visit the Roald Dahl Gallery, too! Bucks County Council consultations, hard For more information please check www. copies are usually available at the Library. buckscountymuseum.org.

Lent Course

Cycle Rides and Local Walks

The Churches Together Lent Course is based

Simply Walk meets each Tuesday at 10:00 at on the book “At home in Lent” by Gordon

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

Giles. The book will be available on the course at a cost of £6.50. Launch Shrove Tuesday 25th February at the Christian Centre with the Author of the book, Gordon Giles.

The Ramblers have a programme of organised walks of varying length and difficulty locally. 10.30am-12 noon - Pancakes will be served at the regular coffee morning, followed by WENDOVER ASHBROOK ALLOTMENT ASSOCIATION More on www.aylesbury-ramblers.org.uk. the launch of the lent course at 12.30pm We have a few vacancies at our site Aylesbury Cyclist Touring Club has or 6.30-7.30pm - Pancakes will be served off Aylesbury Road. group rides throughout the county, see followed by the launch of the Lent course at Grow your own vegetables in the fresh air southbuckscycling.or​g.uk/rides. Any bike will 7.30pm. Choose whichever course suits you. with a good social atmosphere. do as long as it’s roadworthy. Newcomers Plots typically only £10 per year. welcome, please try an easy-paced ride first. The groups will then meet on the following wendoverashbrookallotments.weebly.com Easy-Paced Rides 09.30am Sundays; please Tuesdays: March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st Contact the Secretary – 01296 582318 & April 7th at lunch time 12.30pm soup and see the website for details.

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Events bread lunch followed by study (1-2.30pm) in the Christian Centre or evenings 7.30-9pm at the Manse (21 Manor Road).

Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society

Tue 3, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN 7.15 pm AGM. 8pm “Boggery in the Garden” Timothy Walker, lecturer in Plant Sciences at Somerville College, returns to talk about how water adds an extra sensory dimension to a garden in addition to extending the range of plants that can be cultivated. The emphasis is on ponds and the plants that can be grown in a water garden – the “boggery” of the title.

Craft Group

Wed 4 & 18, 10am-12noon, Wendover Christian Centre Join others at Craft Group, open to all. If you enjoy knitting, sewing, crocheting, painting, drawing or colouring or any other kind of craft, there’s room for you. Please bring your own materials if possible. On Wednesday 4, we team up with the ‘Never Alone’ café hosted by CPJ Field which is open to anyone – craft, coffee and conversation all available in one place!

Graham Jefford Art Exhibition

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Cat Show


Saturday 7 March 2020 Wendover Memorial Hall Open to the public 12.30-3.45pm Entrance: £2.50, or £1.50 for Senior Citizens / Children


Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 19 March 9am-2pm (Trade 8am)

Entrance by donation to Charity Wendover Memorial Hall email: peter.stevenspeter@aol.com

St Mary’s Weston Turville SWIFT Community Project

Weston Turville Village Hall Saturday 21st March 2pm to 4.30pm. (set-up from 1pm)

‘Wendover Country’ at a little bird told me Table Top Sale for CDRS gallery, behind Antiques at Wendover. Come Sat 7, 10am-12noon, Bromley Hts HP23 6LD along and see how many views you can Come and browse an array of bric-a-brac and pinpoint. Graham will be at the gallery to grab yourself a bargain! Tea/coffee available. chat to visitors on Friday 20 from 3pm until 5pm, and on Sunday 22 from 2pm until 4pm. Cat Show Sat 7, 12.30-3.45pm, Memorial Hall Open to the public, entrance £2.50/£1.50. Bucks Bird Club See advert page 4. Thu 5, 7.45pm, St Anne’s Hall “When Birds Sing” - with Saffron Summerfield.

Barn Dance

Big Brew

Sat 7, 7-11pm, Weston Turville Village Hall Benefits Weston Turville Wells for Tanzania. Tickets £15/£7.50 concessions from racheljblackmore@gmail.com

Wendover WI Charity Quiz

Quiz for Aylesbury Choral Society

Fri 6, 10am-4pm, Just, 11 High St The focus is coffee! See advert page 5.

Fri 6, 7.30pm, St Anne’s Hall Sat 7, 7.30pm, Walton Hall, Aylesbury Tables available at only £10 £15 includes a 2 course hot supper. Proceeds Tickets £12 to include Fish and Chips supper Clear out your loft, garage, etc to the Chilterns MS Centre. Please contact Angela Sanderson (01844 and turn unwanted items into 291626 or asanderson@waitrose.com). cash or donate to SWIFT

Pop-Up Art Weekend

Light refreshments available

Sat 7 & Sun 8, Chilterns MS Centre

Mini Night Walk

Enquiries, bookings, Art exhibition & sale. Visit popupartweekend. Sat 7, evening, Walton Lodge HP21 7TA Roger Fellows - 424982 org.uk. See advert page 5. The circular one mile walk will take place


Later Life Planning

FREE Talk in Wendover Library On Monday 23rd March from 16:30 – 18:00 • Are you worried about providing for, and protecting, yourself and your family in later years? • Have you put steps in place to ensure that people you trust can manage your affairs if you are no longer able to do so? • Are you unsure about how, or the best ways, to fund your later years so you can continue to live as comfortably as possible and, if necessary, cover any care fees? Two local specialists are holding a FREE talk on the subject of Later Life Planning which will cover:

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Peter Ginger is a long experienced chartered Independent Financial Advisor and member of the specialist body, Society of Later Life Advisors. He is also Director of local independent financial advisors firm, Myers Davison Ginger.

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Halton Singers present

Kaleidoscope Spring Concert

after sunset, starting and finishing at Wendover Art Club Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity. Wed 11 & 25, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Rm 11th “Artists and the Sea” a talk by Graham CDRS Volunteer Coffee Morning Jefford on a very popular subject for many Sun 8, 10am-12noon, Bromley Hts HP23 6LD well known artists. 25th working evening Whether you already volunteer at CDRS or when members will be able to work on a would like to find out more about how you can project of their choice. help, all are welcome to our coffee morning.

Halton Village Hall 24th and 25th April 2020 at 7.30pm Tickets: Don Knight 622603 Raffle, Free nibbles, Bar

Wendover Music AGM & Organ Recital

Messy Church

Sat 14, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church Sun 8, 3.30-5.30pm, starts in St Anne’s Hall Featuring organ player Timothy Crapper, see Messy Church welcomes everyone. Have fun advert front page. doing messy (and not so messy) theme-related RSPB Aylesbury Local Group activities followed by a story, a song and a meal Mon 16, 7.30pm, Preb Fm Comm Ctre HP19 7QW together. No age restrictions and no charge. “Otmoor” by David Wilding – the reserve Children, please bring an adult with you. manager of our local RSPB Reserve talks about its birds and wildlife.

Card Making Workshop

Tue 10, 7pm, Wendover Community Library Wendover Horticultural Society Thu 19, 2.30pm, Wendover Library Room Tickets £3 per person from the Library. A return of Peter from Preston Bissett Nurseries. The subject of their talk will be Wendover WI “Summer and Late Summer planting for Tue 10, 7.30pm, St Anne’s Hall “History of Wheelpower, Paralympic Heritage” Herbaceous Borders and Small Gardens” Visitors welcome, cost £3.00. by Chris Rattenbury.

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Aylesbury Choral Society presents

Handel’s MESSIAH Eleanor Stevens (soprano), Alison Kettlewell (contralto) Adam West (tenor), Eddie Wade (bass)

ART EXHIBITION & SALE Saturday 7 March 10am - 5pm Sunday 8 March 10.30am - 4pm

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Conducted by Jeff Stewart with The Aylesbury Sinfonia

Saturday 28th March 2020 at 7.30 pm St. Mary the Virgin, Aylesbury, HP20 2JJ Tickets: £15, under 18s - £5 from www.aylesburychoral.org.uk or any choir member


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Rotary in Wendover & District Big Quiz Chiltern Poets Fri 20, 7 for 7:30pm, Wen Memorial Hall £12.50 per person, includes cheese platter. Tickets sold by the table - maximum 8 per table. Fundraising licensed bar in aid of Hector’s House and charities supported by Rotary. Info www.wendoverrotary.org.uk

Sat 21, 3-5pm, Wendover Library Room Bring one of your poems, or just come along for the discussions. For more information about the group, its meetings and March’s theme (entirely optional), please email clare@clare-elstow.com.

Early Years Open Morning

Daffodil Walk

Sat 21, 10-11am John Hampden School For more details, see page 16.

Sun 22, 11am-3pm, West Wycombe Park Join Rennie Grove Hospice Care in the stunning grounds on Mother’s Day. Bring the Book Club whole family: tickets are priced at just £3.50 Sat 21 10.30-11.30am, Wen Christian Ctre for adults and £2 for under 16s. Under 3s go If you enjoy reading, whatever your favourite free. Tickets from community@renniegrove. genre is, come to Book Club where you’ll be org or by calling 01442 890222. very welcome. No set books to read, just interesting conversation about whatever Colour Me Beautiful we’ve been reading. We begin with coffee Thu 26, 7pm, Wendover Community Library and often cake. Entry £5.00 includes a glass of wine. Details & tickets from the Library.

Table Top Sale

Sat 21, 2-4.30pm, Weston Turville Vlg Hall Arts Society Ballinger Have a clearout and turn your unwanted Thu 26, 8pm, Ballinger War Memorial Hall “A Carpet Ride to Khiva” items into cash! See advert page 4.

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Events Wendover Society AGM

Fri 27, 7pm, St Anne’s Hall VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY REQUIRED TO FILL VACANT COMMITTEE POSTS Key posts have been vacant for the last year meaning that the society has been unable to effectively carry out its activities to help “protect the charm and scale of Wendover”. With the imminent retirement of three of the four remaining Committee members at the end of March the Wendover Society will have to be dissolved unless volunteers step forward to fill the vacant posts before the AGM.

Handel’s Messiah

Sat 28, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church Aylesbury Aylesbury Choral Society performs this classic piece. www.aylesburychoral.org.uk See advert page 5.

Dementia Friendly Film

Tue 31, 2.30pm, Wendover Library Room Entry by donation, details from the Library, see page 21.

Coming Soon - Save the Date!

• 3 April - WJFC Casino Night, see page 24 • 7 April - Messy Easter • 10 April - Good Friday Crafts Weston Turville Historical Society • 24 April - Author Helen Fry visits the Library Fri 27, 8pm, Weston Turville Village Hall • 25 April - Wendover Library Quiz “Wallingford Castle, Royal Stronghold of • 25 April - Pace Big Walk, sign up on the Thames Valley” with Judy Dewey. £2 thepacecentre.org/thebigwalk members, £3 visitors • 25 April - Mentmore Plant Sale • 25 April - Aylesbury Festival Choir Concert Family Film • 25-26 April - Fat Quarters Patchwork and Sat 28, 5-7pm, Wendover Christian Centre Quilting Group 5th Exhibition Free entry. Popcorn & ice cream, too! • 3 May - John Colet School PTA Fun Run Children, please bring an adult. • 9 May - 1920s Village Garden Party, W Turville

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HS2 HS2: How are this lot going to deliver that? So, we’ve now had the decision that we didn’t want, and the government has given the go ahead to HS2. It appears that incompetence provides its own reward. This news means that mitigating the impacts that the construction and the operation of this bumbling project is still relevant.

Wendover Parish Council, Planning and HS2. There appears to be a bit of confusion when it comes to HS2 and planning legislation. I’ve tried to clear up any confusion here. The construction phase of HS2 is subject to UK planning legislation.

The bulk of the construction will take place within the geographical limits set out in the High Speed Rail I’ve always said that good people don’t work on bad (London to West Midlands) Bill. Any construction projects. HS2 Ltd is doing its best to prove my theory. within these limits is deemed to have planning HS2 Ltd as a business, continues to horrify the manager permission already granted by Parliament. in me. It is poorly led on just about every level. The There is a process whereby AVDC, the current planning engagement process is ponderous and grudging. The authority for Wendover, will receive applications technical and logistical expertise is weak. The buzz under Schedule 17 of the High Speed Rail (London to that a major project with good leaders gives off is West Midlands) Bill. The officers of the council will completely absent. In fact, good leadership is what’s consider these submissions within a framework laid really absent. The new chairman rushed in and out in the Bill. Parish Councils will be made aware of counted the spoons, upped the budget to £88 billion, the proposal but there is no mechanism for parishes and vanished into the background. The CEO seems to to comment through the established planning be mired in the detail instead of delegating the scut process. If WPC wishes to comment on proposals the work and driving the project forward. I’m told that only route is to use HS2/Eiffage Kier (EK) or planning two of the PR team, (responsible for engagement and authority complaints procedures, anyone can use public affairs) are in that industry's top five by salary. these channels, so the WPC has the same status as With completely indifferent engagement, the HS2 any parishioner. It is also possible to discuss concerns brand in the bin and the good people they need to with your district Councillor. deliver the project, bailing out, clearly these people are not paid by results. Further planning applications may be received

from EK/HS2. These will be considered, properly, under the established planning process. These fall into two main categories: • Category 1 is any construction works that fall outside of the limits laid out in the act. • Category 2 is any works that are generated by third parties, not EK/HS2, as a result of HS2. These submissions will appear on the planning authority planning portal and Parish Councils will process them in the usual way. It must be noted that in April the responsibility for planning process is handed to the New Buckinghamshire Council. The WPC Complaint. Way back in October 2018 I wrote to HS2 questioning their adherence to instructions issued by the House of Lords. I challenged them to prove that they were considering innovative solutions (Lord Ahmad called it “good ideas”) to deliver iconic designs that would, in the future, be considered “sympathetic to their local context, environment and social setting”. Anyway, these must have been very hard questions as here we are with a final response from the independent complaints assessor dated February 2020. You can read it by following the link www. wendover-pc.gov.uk/post/complaint-against-hs2ltd-by-wendover-parish-council. Tom Walsh

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Wendover Community Library would like to thank everyone who donated to our Community Library in honour of Fiona Poole who sadly died at the end of last year. Your generosity has been remarkable and speaks volumes of the love and respect which so many people felt towards Fiona, who was a great supporter of the Library. Over £1000 has been received and this will be used to provide a lasting memory to Fiona, who will be greatly missed. Ron Melville, Chair, Friends of Wendover Library

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In times of distress, illness or pressure, it is possible to find comfort in prayer which is why Wendover Free Church is providing the opportunity to write a prayer – for yourself or someone else. In the foyer of Wendover Library look for the grey box and details are given in the Perspex folder. Prayers may be read out during Sunday services or kept private (just indicate your preference). You do not need to give your name if you prefer not to and the prayer box is for people of any, or no, faith.

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Local News over 350 riders, 22 teams from our community - sports and fitness clubs, school, youth and U3A groups, churches, businesses and charities - and lots of groups of families and friends. Fantastic support from RAF staff and trainees who gave up their weekend and their muscles and thanks to Wendover Cricket Club who lent us the pavilion at short notice as the storm Ciara swept in!

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Work has continued on “enabling works” during February, most notably the relocation of National Grid pylons to make space for the HS2 track. A new, higher pylon is being assembled at Grove Farm, and further up the bypass foundations are being made for two temporary towers. Once that work has been completed we expect more Ground Investigations to determine the impact of the proposed cutting on the streams from the Coombe Hill aquifer that feed the Wendover Arm Canal and Weston Turville Reservoir. It is not clear where the water could get diverted to, but we understand that the Coldharbour Parish Council are working with the Environment Agency to avoid a repeat

of the 2015 flooding protection against inappropriate development at Fairford Leys. as possible. Three areas of green space also benefit from improved protection. For more The “mined tunnel” details see the Wendover Neighbourhood Plan we are seeking website at http://wendoverneighbourhoodplan. mitigates the impact co.uk/index.html. on the underground Wendover Parish Council and the Wendover streams by not Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group would like to disturbing the thank everyone who supported this venture; be ground above the it by voting, delivering leaflets or questionnaires tunnel, which would or taking the time to talk to us or answer the otherwise create questionnaire and let us know your views. Also a drain downhill towards Stoke Mandeville. our thanks go to various members of the AVDC With Boris seeking cost reduction and timely Planning department who have helped with the delivery of HS2, we are working closely with legal side of the neighbourhood planning process. Rob Butler, our new MP, to make sure the significant benefits of the mined tunnel are AVDC have written a delegated report seeking understood by the new minister for HS2 before the authorisation of the Planning Policy construction of the Viaduct and Green Tunnel Manager, ward councillors and cabinet member, starts. and a decision statement that announced the "making" of the plan was supplied to the Parish Wendover Neighbourhood Plan Council on 18 February 2020!! The referendum about the Wendover Neighbourhood Plan, on Thurs 30 January 2020, Thanks once again to the Steering Group for was passed 93% in favour!! An excellent result! their determination and dedication to the This means that Wendover will have as much process, all 3 ½ years of it!! Cllr Sheila Bulpett

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BBOWT Get involved in nature with BBOWT closed for work). Stacey Hewitt organises Thursday of each month throughout the This is an excellent month to to visit your conservation sessions here on the last local Wildlife Trust reserves and join in one Thursday in the month – contact her on of our friendly conservation work parties, staceyhewitt@ bbowt.org.uk. walks or other events. Bacombe Hill is a precious area of chalk The marshy fen, extensive reed beds and grassland, scrub and woodland leading woodland surrounding Weston Turville up towards Coombe Hill from just beyond Reservoir create a winter wildfowl Wendover station. Whatever the season, wonderland with coot, teal, shoveler and you can enjoy superb views over Aylesbury tufted duck and even the occasional bittern. Vale and watch red kites soar above the Great crested grebes can now be seen doing hillside. Long ago this site held importance their remarkable spring courtship display for Bronze Age settlers and you can still with much posturing and head shaking. As see the traces of two barrows. In summer well as the reeds, important plants include Bacombe Hill is noted for its pyramidal, hundreds of spring-flowering early marsh- chalk, fragrant and bee orchids and for orchids, followed in summer by lesser the chalkhill blue butterfly. Within the reedmace, purple-loosestrife, gipsywort, open chalk grassland you can also find clustered bellflower and carpets of wild water mint and yellow iris. thyme, both indicative of long-established Access is from the Worlds End Lane layby chalk grassland. Steve Keene (steve_ where a footpath takes you across the dam keene@btinternet.com) will be leading and round the east side of the reserve a conservation session here at 10am on (the west side path may be temporarily Thursday 12 March and then on the second

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Other BBOWT events to enjoy at College Lake include ‘Nature Tots’ on 10 and 12 March, craft sessions on 6, 12 and 14 March and an early spring walk with Laurence Kidd on Sunday 15 March. In addition, at Dancersend Reserve Mick Jones will talk on ‘Conservation in Action’ on Thursday 26 March, then lead a walk ‘Looking for Signs of Spring’ on Sunday 29 March. ‘Testing the Water’- how conservationists try to ensure good water quality in local streams - is our talk at Great Missenden Memorial Centre on Tuesday 17 March at 7.45pm, admission £4. Please go online at www.bbowt.org.uk/ whats-on for more details including booking arrangements. We are an active and friendly group and welcome all who would like to join in our activities. Richard Birch, BBOWT Chilterns Group, richardbirch60@yahoo.com

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After the recent announcements, Wendover chance to come together in solidarity, but Active Resistance Camp would like to reassure also help highlight issues surrounding the the community that we are here to stay. We development of HS2 in Wendover to a wider have received a very warm welcome from the audience. community of Wendover and are grateful for all • A physical hub for the community and the support and connections we have already the local campaign - The camp is not just made. a place of resistance and for activists. We invite you to come and share this space and We are here to work alongside you in the your experiences, use the camp as a hub of upcoming battle with HS2, to share skills, and information sharing, be part of the resistance, help you prepare for what is coming. So we learn new skills, or just have a cup of tea when thought we would share a little more about the it all gets too much. aims of the camp. • Protect the ecosystem, animals and woodlands surrounding Wendover - Wendover’s wildlife is Our aims: • The Resistance of continued work by HS2 and under direct threat from HS2. We do not want contractors - We have already seen a lot of to see the amazing woodland and ecosystems actual development on the ground around disappear. We need your help to resist this and Wendover. Where possible we will challenge stop it happening. • Protecting the community when called upon / this work, and the legality of this. • Community awareness, engagement, training Resisting forced evictions - There are several and education - We are offering a series of cases in the immediate area of people facing training events to help people skill up on forced evictions, as well as land grabs by HS2. media engagement, your rights as a protector, When requested we will be there to stand protest law, legal observing, direct action and alongside individuals and the community. resistance. Alongside this we plan to host Please feel free to stop by the camp or find us a series of events. This is to give people the on social media channels @WARcampHS2

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To mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, which is currently being celebrated around the world, Wendover Choral Society will be performing a concert of his music on Saturday 16 May at St Mary’s Church, Wendover at 7.30 pm. The event will provide a unique opportunity to hear a collection of Beethoven’s works which are rarely performed together. It features the ‘Mass in C’, described by critics as a longunderrated masterpiece, and the rousing finale from ‘Fidelio’, the only opera Beethoven ever wrote. The choir will also perform the poignant ‘Trauergesang’, a piece which was played at Beethoven’s funeral in 1827, after his death at the age of just fifty-six. The concert follows WCS’ sell-out performance last December and will once again showcase the talents of young soloists from the Royal Academy of Music and a host of professional musicians, led by renowned conductor and musical director, Peter Bassano.

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Club Corner If you’d like to donate a prize for the evening, including a quiz night and horse race night. or are able to provide other sponsorship Thanks must go to the people who organise please let us know. them as they contribute significant sums for the Club funds. Tickets are available by emailing wjfcevents@outlook.com or from the Football Our internal matches between club members Clubhouse on Saturday Mornings. in singles, doubles and triples, playing for various club trophies for both senior and Looking forward to seeing you on 3 April! novices, are well under way. On top of it all we have matches with other clubs. I joined Bucks Bird Club Bucks Bird Club’s indoor meetings are held the Club hoping for a quiet life, in keeping in St Anne’s Hall, Aylesbury Road, Wendover with my advancing years, but now realise I and start at 7.45pm. Visitors welcome £2, made a slight miscalculation!! members free. http://bucksbirdclub.co.uk

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Wendover Cricket Club are midway through their indoor training / nets programme. If you are interested at senior or junior level, please contact Jonathan Seabrook on 07767-148119 or jseabrook@talktalk.net. Jonathan would Our indoor season will soon be over and we also like to hear from anyone who might move out on to our green. Our pre-season dinner is already advertised on our notice board. umpire or score on Saturdays for the club. I must say I look at the present weather in Chiltern Poets mid February with some trepidation but it This small friendly group meets monthly – our must stop raining one day. next session is on Saturday 21 March, from 3 – 5pm at Wendover Library Meeting Room. RSPB Aylesbury

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As mentioned previously, the Wendover Youth Centre has a new Lead Youth Worker, Peter Swinford, who has been working at the Centre since January 2020. Below, he has shared his thoughts on the vision for the Centre moving forward: “It is great to be here and the community and young people have been very welcoming. It is fantastic to see that as a Centre we provide a range of opportunities for young people. My vision is to continue this provision and empower our young people by ensuring that the activities are driven by their thoughts and needs. Alongside this, we aim to expand into the community to gain an understanding of what the needs are for the young people of Wendover and then to work within the community and with other partners to ensure we are fulfilling those needs. “I also look forward to continuing and expanding our involvement in local schools and events as well as running our annual WYC Youth Festival in July.”

As mentioned, we will be running our Youth Festival in July. To ensure this year’s festival meets the expectations of our young people, we have developed a survey to give us feedback on what we’ve done in the past. The festival is primarily geared to those young people in school years 5-13, though, you may recall, some of the activities in 2019 were opened up to young people in school years 3 & 4. So, if you are in school years 5-13, or know someone who is, please encourage them to complete the survey by following the link below. Similarly, if you’re a parent of someone who could access the event, please feel free to let us know your thoughts. www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ WYCYouthFestival Finally if you are a local business/ organisation and would like to learn more or explore the possibility of sponsoring or supporting this event financially, or in other ways, we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch by emailing peter@ wendoveryouth.co.uk.


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Tribute: Anne Elizabeth Holt 28 March 1926 - 21 December 2019

Anne Holt died shortly before Christmas at the age of 93 after a long and busy life, spent almost entirely in and around Aylesbury. In her later years she was a familiar figure in Wendover, particularly at St Anne’s Church, where she played the organ for almost 40 years. Anne was born in 1926 in Prestwood. Her parents both came from North Wales, her father from Conway and her mother from Amlwch on the far corner of Anglesey, where her large family had strong local roots and where Anne spent many happy holidays. Anne began school in Wendover at Lady Margaret’s School off Dobbins Lane and was a founder pupil at Prebendal House in Aylesbury before going to board at St Swithun’s in Winchester. After leaving St Swithun’s, Anne trained as a nursery teacher at the Froebel Institute and returned to Aylesbury in 1946, aged 20, to become headmistress of Fairmile Nursery, off Turnfurlong. Her struggles to keep the pipes and children from freezing during the severe winter of 1947 can still be read in in her distinctive, fluent hand in the school log in the County Archives.

That year Anne also met John, then a solicitor with the County Council, and in 1949 they were married at St Teresa’s, Princes Risborough. A year later Thomas was born, followed by James in 1952.

first-class certificate of merit at the Aylesbury Festival of the Arts in 1955. Her prize was a 78 recording of her performance, adjudicated by the music publisher, Kenneth Roberton, then already living in Wendover Windmill with his In 1949 Anne, who had been brought up as an wife, Margaret, and young family. Anglican, joined the Catholic Church. Following her conversion, she became deeply involved in Anne had a deep love of classical music and the local Catholic community, firstly in Aylesbury following the refurbishment of St Mary’s Church and later, after moving to Butler’s Cross in 1974, in Aylesbury in the 1970s she and Margaret in Wendover, taking a particular interest in the Roberton were responsible for establishing its promotion of music in the liturgy. She was a weekly ‘Music at Lunchtime’ concerts, which founder member of the Aylesbury section of the Anne continued to organise until well into her Catholic Women’s League in the 1950s and held eighties and which are now approaching their office at local and diocesan levels. fortieth year. Anne was also for many years on the committee of Wendover Music. Anne’s teaching career ended in 1949 but she remained active in education, serving as a In 1979 Anne was awarded the Pro Ecclesia et governor of Aylesbury High School and several Pontifice medal by the Vatican for her services to the primary schools. Child welfare was also central Catholic Church and in 2017 the Mayor of Aylesbury to her role as a magistrate on the Aylesbury presented her with a Certificate of Appreciation for Bench, to which she was appointed in 1969 and her years of service to the local community. on which she served for 20 years, standing down only when she anticipated being ‘disqualified by She never sought praise and was genuinely antiquity’ from sitting in the juvenile court. surprised when it came. A loyal and caring friend and a source of support to anyone needing her Anne was an accomplished pianist, winning a help, she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

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The children were split into groups and circulated through the exercises. The aim of the visit was also to show the young people some of the tasks and the way of life that children of their age would have endured back then. The first experience of the day was an introduction to WW1 trench warfare followed by getting to know and handle the weapons from the era. Parcel wrapping, first aid bandaging and food to taste including bully beef and apple sauce opened their eyes to the food they may have had. The day finished with toy soldiers to handle. The images show the children taking part in each activity and engrossed in the learning.

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Local Face: Tom Walsh Tom was born in Lytham St Anne’s, Lancashire in 1955. His father was serving in the RAF at nearby Wharton. This was the start of a peripatetic lifestyle with the family moving to Rufforth, Liverpool, Bridgenorth, Swinderby, Hemswell, Tobruk, El Adem and Blackpool. While the moving disrupted friendships and education, Tom’s mum could make a home pop up just about anywhere. Tom with other local representatives on a visit to

for a number of memorable sailing adventures. In 2010 Tom was, together with a friend, Robert Duggan, co-opted onto the Wendover Parish Council. Tom often says that he didn’t know that the Parish Councils existed and then he joined one.

At the time, HS2 was just being proposed. It seemed to be a threat to Wendover and Self reliance, a love of books and of the the Parish Council seemed to be a body great outdoors was instilled in Tom from Wendover exerted a strong hold on Tom. that could give the community a voice to his earliest years, by parents who greatly Friends and career were a powerful draw, stand up for itself. so he found lodgings in South St and then valued these things. later in Perry St. The Clocktower was a bit wonky and the Tom arrived in Wendover when his dad was Manor Waste needed a bit of a refit and posted from RAF El Adem to RAF Halton And then there was Ann. Ann, who Tom these and other smaller engineering jobs in 1969. The move from the Sahara to the had first met at John Colet School and who suited Tom’s skill set. Chilterns was a bit of a culture shock, but was/is, quite simply, the love of his life. proved a welcome one. So, in 1975 Tom and Ann married in the Tom is now the chairman of Wendover Parish church of St Michael and All Angels, Halton. Tom’s schooldays ended at the age of 15. His Married life started out in Aylesbury, though Council, and is a passionate advocate for education started then. Jobs in bookbinding, Wendover remained home and moving Parish Councils. He is convinced that anyone who wants to make a better community welding, a spell as a coal man and van driver back there was a prime objective. should join or at least engage with a Parish and as a road maintenance operative. Council. They offer communities direct Bucks CC Highways Department provided In 1980 Tom and Ann started Plantscapes access to expertise, funding and other like a generous training scheme that allowed Local. The company supplies and maintains minded groups. Tom to progress from labouring, through plant displays for business and offers advice City and Guilds, to highway management, on staff wellbeing. Tom is now preparing to stand for the engineering and project management. New Buckinghamshire Council, as an In the 60s and 70s entertainment revolved In 1985, once again Wendover became Independent candidate, in the May 7th around music. Tom was a very early member home to Ann, Tom and Siobhan, their then elections. He sees this new unified Council of Friars music club in Aylesbury. Friars two year old daughter and, two days after model, with its emphasis on local decision making, as a great opportunity for both catered for the rather hairy aficionados of they moved in, Verity was born. Wendover and for Buckinghamshire, if it’s prog rock with a bit of folk and blues music The following years were happy, busy managed correctly. He also foresees that, thrown in. Tom was a hairy aficionado. and rewarding. The business prospered, without independent voices in the mix, the Tom’s parents left home when he was 17. the kids progressed through Wendover’s New Buckinghamshire Council will be as The RAF posted them to Chivenor in North schools. Tom’s interest in offshore sailing, poor as the old authorities that it replaces Devon and then to Brawdy in South Wales. photography and writing were the catalyst at understanding local needs. Number 10 about HS2.

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John Lingley Fitness Training, see website for details www.aspirations-coaching.com John 07747 604155 Cat Booker Fitness classes, times vary, see website for details www.catbookerfitness.co.uk Jodie Digby Fitness courses, times & locations vary, see website for details www.jodiedigbyfitness.uk JAZZERCISE classes to suit you. www.jazzercise-uk.com. 07900 987230 BML Personal Training classes, see website for details - www.bmlpersonaltraining.com Emma 07969 433351 ArtSmart drawing & painting classes - Mon 11.30-14.00, Tue 14.00-16.00, St Anne’s Hall artsmartuk.com Zumba® and Zumba® Gold classes: private studio Roxanne 01296 623683 Water Babies, Chilterns MS Centre pool, Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat chasetheball@waterbabies.co.uk Cornelli Sugarcraft cake decorating courses. Topics vary, see website for details. www.cornellisugarcraft.co.uk Adult & Teenager Yoga Classes. Contact Sarah to book. sarahyoga@sky.com, www.sarahyoga.co.uk YYoga - Halton Tennis Centre. Mon 9:15-10:15/ 10:30-11:30, Wed 9:15-10:15/ 8-9, Thu 9:15-10:15 annabel@zest-yoga.com 07595 896661 GTAG (Give Tennis Another Go) at Halton Tennis Centre, pay as you go coaching sessions james@everyball.net 07981 152818 YogaBellies Classes, Mon 19.00-21.45 & SAT 08.45-10.00 Halton Vlg Hall, Wed 10.30-11.30 Wen Mem alice@yogabellies.co.uk Pilates, Halton Tennis Centre. Times & costs vary, see website for details www.physioandpilates​inbucks.com Exercise Sessions open to all, Churchill Hall (next to Your Café in the Park, Aston Clinton) Jess@jkpersonaltraining.co.uk 07703844807 Healing Meditation Group - Mon eve, Chesham, Thu eve/Fri morn, Wendover www.beingmystical.co.uk Zumba with Nikki, Mon & Thu 1815 Halton School, Sat 0930 Chiltern Way Academy Wendover nicolepistak.zumba.com, 07876443392 KundaDance & Meditation (Mon) & Slow Flow Yoga (Fri), Wendover Library Room. Term Time only. www.happywellyoga.com Badminton Club. 19.45-21.45 Mon, beginners 18.45-19.45 Fri, John Colet School (term time) www.bucksvoice.net/wendoverbc Wendover Fitness classes, times & locations vary, see website for details www.wendoverfitness.co.uk Rainbow Rattles children’s playgroup (term time only), £1 per family, Trinity Centre RAF Halton Hartbeeps Music Classes for children, Wendover Guide Hut HP22 6HH www.hartbeeps.com Chairbelles seated exercise for over 55s, Bankside Kirsty 07801 594519 Monday Club Cafe, Wendover Christian Centre wendoverds@gmail.com Jacqu’in the Box Babies Music and Little Learners age 3-5 years. Wendover Library Room www.jacqinthebox.com 07948371615 Sacred Space youth faith event, Wendover Christian Centre Free friendly run/jog club to suit you. Meet point RAF base Chestnut Avenue. Nikki 07868 873911 The Rotary Club of Wendover & District, Chandos Arms, W Turville, usually 1st & 3rd Mondays www.wendoverrotary.org.uk Badminton Club for over 18s, £6, (Sep-July, no BH’s) Green Park Sports Centre HP22 5NE Allen 01296 631159 annetatem@gmail.com Wendover Mums’ Choir, Trinity Community Centre, Tring Road (term time only) Tai Chi & Qigong Classes, Your Café in the Park 6 & 7pm Tue, St Anne’s Hall noon Wed www.yangshengtaichi.com Simply Walk, Tue 10.00 Wendover Clock Tower, Thu 10.30 Your Cafe Aston Clinton Park, see page 2 www.buckscc.gov.uk/media/4512920/walk-list-2019.pdf Tue - Yoga, Thu - Men’s Yoga, Chilterns MS Centre info@oakwood.org.uk Thames Valley Police at Wendover Community Library 0845 230 3232 Hatha yoga— Tue 19.00-20.30 Wen Mem Hall; Fri 09.30-11.00 & 11.30-13.00, St Anne’s Hall www.lizbrownyoga.co.uk Play & Learn (term time only), Trinity Centre, RAF Halton 01296 621143 Colour Wheel Art Class (term time only), all topics, Ellesborough Parish Hall Steve Hedges 01844 273076 Bounce & Rhyme (term time only), Library Room, FREE 0845 2303232 Martial Arts Class for Children with ZKS, St Anne’s Hall www.zksmartialarts.co.uk Sparrowhawks Netball Training, John Colet School - Youth (13-16) 18.00-19.00, Seniors 19.00-20.30 wendoverladiesnetballclub@hotmail.com Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell Bellringing practice, St Mary’s Church, Wendover info@stmaryswendover.org.uk IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall (winter 20.15, summer 19.00) www.imagezcameraclub.co.uk Halton Singers Practice Sessions, Halton Village Hall enquiries@haltonsing​ers.org.uk Whitchurch Morris Side Practice Sessions, Wilstone Parish Hall (Oct-Apr) whitchurchmorris.org.uk FabricHQ sewing. Topics, times & locations vary, see website for details www.fabrichq.co.uk Wendover & Halton Cycling Club, Wed 18.30 local mtn bike, Sun 08.30 local mtn bike rides@wendoverhaltoncc.org.uk Drop-in French Conversation Group, Cafe 108, HP22 5HS 01296 632442, bramleycottage73@gmail.com Beginners and Improvers art group, The Loft Studio, The Courtyard wendystudio@hotmail.com Slimming World, Chilterns MS Centre, Oakwood Close HP22 5LX Sally 07484 650301 Hartbeats African Drumming, beginner to advanced, pay-as-you-go Justine 07773 047684 Halton Military Wives Choir rehearsals halton@militarywiveschoirs.org Aqua Aerobics, Wendover Swimming Pool emma@bmlpersonaltraining.co.uk Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, The Witchell 01296 624089 Swimming Lessons & SwimFit, Wendover Swimming Pool Siobhan 07457 252882 Aylesbury Sub-Aqua Club at Green Park Pool (term time only) www.aylesburydivers.​org.uk RAF Assn Halton and Ayles Branch clubhouse open to public, Bldg 259 RAF Halton Wendover Weekly Market, Manor Waste Fun Dog Training, Ellesborough Parish Hall anndormer.a2z@gmail.com “Charity Thursday” No2 Pound Street - proceeds from hot beverage sales to charity www.2poundstreet.com Nia Classes, Wendover Memorial Hall - no classes on Antiques Fair days melinajoyofnia@gmail.com Wendover Afternoon Bridge Club, Wendover Memnorial Hall (NOT third Thursday monthly) erikastride@icloud.com Taekwondo for ages 5 and up, John Colet School www.btkd.co.uk Lucy Clark Scottish Country Dancing, Wendover Memorial Hall. Term time only. Beginners 6.45-8pm. www.lucyclark.org.uk Wendover Choral Society, St. Mary’s Church Wendover 01296 709593 Noah's Ark parent-toddler group (term time only), Wendover Christian Centre Lipreading and Hearing Loss Course, Wendover Library Room (term time only) judy.lipreading@gmai​l.com Amazing Donkey Youth Club for 10-14 year olds (term time only), Wendover Youth Ctre Paul Hammett 01296 621162 “Friday night is music night” at St Mary’s Church JUST 01296 623123 parkrun, Wendover Woods (by the Café) www.parkrun.org.uk/w​endoverwoods Nordic Walking, Wendover Woods karen@vivo-shapehealthlife.co.uk Antenatal classes with The Perinatal Partnership, contact for location theperinatalpartnership@gmail.com Rookie Lifeguard Classes for 8-12 year olds (term time only), Green Park Pool Liz 01296 622895 Cycle Rides with Aylesbury Cyclist Touring Club, locations vary southbuckscycling.or​g.uk/rides Bingo at the Legion Club, Chiltern Road, all welcome

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Events, exhibitions & activities at Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP, see page 2 Events, exhibitions & activities at the Natural History Museum at Tring. Mon-Sat 10.00-17.50, Sun 14.00-17.00 Fairtrade Fortnight (Mon-Sat, normal opening hours), JUST, 11 High Street Lent meetings (weekly until Easter). Times and locations vary, see page 2. Walk with the Ramblers. Sun 01, Thu 05, Sun 29 10.00; Tue 03 10.30. See website for details. Aylesbury Opera, Court Theatre (also 7.30pm 28 & 29 Feb) Wendover Singers Community Choir, John Colet School. First session FREE. Learn My Way, Wendover Community Library, booking essential, see page 2 Knit & Natter, Wendover Library room, see page 2 Breast Friends Aylesbury, Mandeville School Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society Meeting - AGM & speaker, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN, see page 3 Craft Group, Wendover Christian Centre, see page 3 Writing Workshop, Library Room Buckland, Drayton Beauchamp and Aston Clinton WI, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS Graham Jefford Exhibition, a little bird told me gallery, see advert page 4 Simply Walk to Wendover Woods, starts at Your Café in the Park, Aston Clinton, see page 2 Wendover Library Reading Group, Wendover Community Library Buckinghamshire Bird Club Meeting, St Anne's Hall, see page 4 Talk about Books, Cafe 108, Aston Clinton Memory Pathways gardening & activity group, Lindengate Site, Worlds End Garden Centre, please book Big Brew, Just, 11 High Street, see advert page 5 Wendover WI Charity Quiz, St Anne’s Hall, see page 4 Table Top Sale for Chilterns Dog Rescue Society, Bromley Heights HP23 6LD Chilterns MS Centre Art Exhibition, 10am-5pm Sat, 10.30am-4pm Sun, see advert page 5 Cat Show, Wendover Memorial Hall, see advert page 4 Barn Dance, Weston Turville Village Hall, see page 4 Quiz for Aylesbury Choral Society, Walton Hall, Aylesbury, see page 4 Mini Night Walk for Florence Nightingale Hospice, Walton Lodge HP21 7TA, see page 4 Volunteer Coffee Morning, Chilterns Dog Rescue Society, Bromley Heights HP23 6LD Messy Church, St Anne's Hall, see page 5 Contemplative Fire Still Waters, St Mary’s Church Compendium of Puzzles group, Wendover Community Library, see page 2 Card Making Workshop, Wendover Community Library, see page 5 Wendover Evening WI - ‘The History of WheelPower - Paralympic Heritage', St Anne's Hall, see page 5 Chiltern and District Hard of Hearing Club, Halifax House, Little Chalfont Wendover Art Club, Wendover Library Room, see page 5 Aston Clinton, Buckland & Drayton Beauchamp Horticultural Society, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS Working party with BBOWT, see page 20 for contact & location Wills Surgeries with Wanstall Consulting, Wendover Community Library Carers Bucks Wendover Support Group Monthly Meeting, Wendover Library Room Chiltern Writers monthly meeting, Wendover Community Library Room Greenfingers Charity Garden Re-Leaf Day Walk/Cycle, please register online for details Aston Clinton Repair Cafe, St Michael & All Angels Church, Aston Clinton Wendover Music AGM & concert featuring organist Thomas Crapper, St Mary's Church, see advert front page Wendover Wills Week, Stuart Fantham & Co, 12 High Street, see advert p 9 Guided Walk with BBOWT, also Wed 25 & Sun 29. See page 20 for times & locations. Booking essential. Stoma Support Group, King's Church, Amersham HP5 1SD RSPB Aylesbury Local Group Meeting, Prebendal Hall Comm Ctre HP19 7QW, see page 5 BBOWT Talk, Great Missenden Memorial Hall, see page 20 Legacy Fairs Antiques & Collectors Market, see advert page 4 SAGES - Senior Ages Fellowship, Wendover Christian Centre Wendover Horticultural Society, Wendover Library Room, see page 5 Aylesbury Centre of the National Trust, Broughton Jr School On Screen - Wendover Library Film Club, Wendover Library Room Rotary Charity Quiz, Wendover Memorial Hall, see page 6 Aston Wine Club, Buckland Village Hall HP22 5HZ Wendover Local Produce Market, Manor Waste Early Years Open Morning, John Hampden School Wendover, see page 16 Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre, see page 6 Family History Talk, Turnfurlong Junior School Table Top Sale, Weston Turville Village Hall, see advert page 4 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild, Stoke Mandeville Methodist Church Chiltern Poets monthly meeting, Wendover Community Library Room, see page 6 Daffodil Walk, West Wycombe Park, see page 6 Healing & Wholeness Service, St Mary’s Church, Wendover. Later Life Planning - FREE Lecture, Wendover Community Library Room, see advert page 4 Aston Hearing FREE drop-in session, Harewood Downs Golf Club, see advert page 7 Visually Impaired Book Group, Wendover Community Library Colour Me Beautiful fundraising evening, Wendover Library Room see page 6 The Arts Society Ballinger, Ballinger War Memorial Hall HP16 9LQ, see page 6 Wendover Society AGM, St Anne’s Hall, see page 7 Weston Turville Historical Society, Weston Turville Village Hall, see page 7 Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Family Rave Family Friendly Film, Wendover Christian Centre. FREE. See page 7. Handel’s Messiah, performed by Aylesbury Choral Society, St Mary the Virgin HP20 2JJ, see advert page 5 19.30 Wendover Youth Centre AGM, Youth Centre, schools campus, Wharf Road. 14.30 Dementia Friendly Film, Wendover Library Room, see page 21


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Wendover is a welcoming and a big-hearted place. The environment defenders opposing HS2’s destructive intentions are finding generous local support. It is good to know that people are prepared to put up with hardship and tempest to highlight environmental injustice. On Saturday 8 February I was involved at the beginning of the WRAP cycle event. I rode a simulated mile on a fiendish “spin” bike, and all without leaving the Manor Waste. Fortunately fitter people than me put in more than the 2500 miles required to travel from Conflict to Community, the distance from Aleppo to Wendover, and in doing so raised over £9000 towards the resettlement of a Syrian refugee family and to help support them as they become part of our village community. The Parish Council grants committee has recently considered applications for financial support from local organisations that are active and important in village life. We take pride in being able to help our community through grants and look forward to the future impact they will bring to Wendover.

be honoured at the Annual Parish Meeting on 30 April 2020. We hope to see you there! Tom Walsh

Council elections will be held during May. Wendover Parish Council recognises the elections as a great opportunity to recruit residents who have a passion for Wendover. We’re looking for a cross section of individuals, with varying skills, who Wendover are willing to dedicate a few hours per month towards developing Parking Review ideas, supporting projects and The Clerk has been in championing issues to ensure discussions with the Wendover remains a great place to District Councillors work and live. If you’re interested, and Transport for Bucks to provide a workable solution for the please contact the Clerk in the Clock Tower for parking issues which frustrate many Wendover more detailed information on how to become a residents. The main areas of focus are: Local Councillor. Vinetrees, Dobbins Lane, Chiltern Road, Perry Parish Council Meeting Street and Little Hampden Close; however, Tuesday 3 March 7:30pm this may be extended dependant of feedback received from residents. The road layout along St Anne’s Hall Tring Road adjacent to Andrew Gardner will also be in scope for the project. Free tap water at the Clock Tower Wendover Parish Council recently joined the Funding has been agreed for Transport for Bucks #refillrevolution ! You can now fill up your to support the Parish Council in conducting an reusable bottle with free tap water at the Clock initial consultation with residents to establish Tower during office hours. You can also refill at what restrictions are best suited to their Tangled, The Red Lion Hotel, Costa and Little Italy locations. The results will be reviewed with at Wendover Station. Save money, stay hydrated Transport for Bucks and feedback provided and help prevent plastic pollution at source. Get to the residents including the recommended the Refill app to find your nearest station today. solution and time frames to have the work Is your business thirsty for change? Join the Refill completed. Revolution and sign up as a Refill Scheme to help It’s anticipated the consultation will commence your community find a positive solution to plastic during March with an aim to have all the works pollution. Visit https://refill.org.uk/ for more info. completed before the end of the year.

You might by now have discovered the display screen that beams out its cheerful community messages from the Clock Tower window. It is all part of the Parish Council’s drive to keep you all informed about events and activities. Councillors Elections Currently we’re featuring the Community 2020 is going to be a year for change! The Awards. Thank you to those who got involved Unitary Council will commence on 1 April and www.facebook.com/wendoverparish/ and nominated someone for the work they do Wendover Parish Council, The Clock Tower, High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU in the community. An awards panel will now get together and go through the nominations www.wendover-pc.gov.uk clerk@wendover-pc.gov.uk 01296 623056 received for each category. The winners will



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