Wendover News, May 2022

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May 2022

Christian Aid Week 15-21 May

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


RIP Tony Mogford

As Wendover News was going to press, we learned of the passing of Tony Mogford, patriarch of the Mogford family. We mourn the loss of such a kind man and important figure in Wendover. Our thoughts are with his family. To learn more about Tony's life, visit https://wendovernews. co.uk/news/local-face-mogford-tony/.

Helping Ukraine

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In addition, Ukrainian refugees have been welcomed into local homes although the process of arriving has been prolonged. The latest initiative before Wendover News goes to press is the Budgens offer to match donations £ for £. Just go to the shop and add a £can of your choice to your regular purchases. Many helpers want to give quietly but if you send details to editor@ wendovernews.co.uk, your fundraising activities can be included on our webpage wendovernews. co.uk/events, no charge.

Lotus Cars coming to Wendover

We are familiar with the few remaining World War II pilots invited to visit Aces High in Wendover. Now they are reaching out to embrace classic cars, too. On Saturday 7 May Lotus drivers have been invited to Aces High in Station Approach. Keep your eyes peeled on all entrances to Wendover, they will be coming from every direction, see also page 14 and online at https://bit.ly/3OmTIbi.

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Many Wendover people have been at the forefront of initiatives to help the people of Ukraine, not least by flying flags showing solidarity. At the very beginning (the invasion started on 24 February) there were sales to raise money to send to the Disasters Emergency Committee. Lots of smaller initiatives have happened, including schoolchildren like the above from Wendover Junior School.

RAF Flypast

Wednesday May 11 and 25 at 13.30 To celebrate the completion of training at RAF Halton, flypasts will take place, weather permitting.

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

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Thu 5, 2.30pm, St Anne's Hall John Marshall will speak on vegetable growing on his allotment. See also page 12.

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Fridays in May, from 6 May, 6-8.30pm, Bowls Club, Dobbins Lane Please wear comfortable, flat shoes. See page 13.

Daily until 8 May. Two weeks packed with free 3 Peaks Challenge for Pace activities! Learn more www.tringtogether.org.uk. 6-9 May - National 3-day Challenge 24 hour challenge 18-20 June. Yorkshire BBOWT Plant & Produce Market Challenge 17-18 July. National 3-day Challenge Sun 1, 11am-1pm, College Lake Reserve HP23 5QG (summer) 19-22 August. Sign up and learn more A selection of plants and produce, largely grown at thepacecentre.org/3peaks. by BBOWT members and supporters, on sale to benefit BBOWT. See advert page 4. Tree Pruning Course Fri 6, 10am-3.30pm, Road Farm, Gt Missenden Bridging the Gap With Fruit Tree expert Andy Howard. £50. Details Inter-generational weekly social group meets and booking www.trybooking.co.uk/BKYX. 1-3pm beginning Tuesday 3 May at Wendover Christian Centre, see advert page 5. Aces High & High Revs Lotus Day Sat 7, 10am, Station Approach Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society See page 14 and online https://bit.ly/3OmTIbi. Tue 3, 8pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN A Potager’s Garden - incorporating edible plants Choral Romantics into planting, with speaker Brian Fisher. Sat 7, 7.30pm, St Peter & St Paul, HP16 0BA Sat 14, 10am, Ellesborough Village Hall The Great Missenden Choral Society with guest PLANT SALE - come early - items sell out quickly! soloists and a string ensemble will perform a programme including works by six composers. Free Wills and Estate Planning Surgeries Tickets from www.gmcsonline.co.uk or on the door. Thu 5 & 19, 12noon-2pm, Wendover Library With Wanstall Consulting. To find out more or Have your say arrange a consultation, please email Iain on iain@ Tue 10, 10am-12noon, Wendover Library wanstallconsulting.co.uk or ring 01296 415700. The Wendover Community Board would like to See advert page 9. hear your views on living in Wendover.

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Events Wendover Evening WI

Tue 10, 7.30pm, St Anne's Hall Resolutions meeting followed by time for chat and refreshments. Visitors always welcome. Please contact Sheila on 07743133963 for more information.



Craft Group

Wed 11 & 25, 10am-12noon, Wendover Christian Ctre Craft Group provides space in congenial company to work on craft projects. Please bring your own materials or just come to see what others are doing. All welcome. Coffee served at about 11am.

A Clinton, Buckland & D Beauchamp Horticultural Society Wed 11, 8pm, Anthony Hall Talk “Aston Clinton Rag Pits”, given by BBOWT. Sat 14 Plant Sale or Sun 15 Aston Clinton Village Market TBC.

Wendover Art Club

Thu 12 & 26, 7.30pm, St Anne's Hall and Sat 14-Sun 15, 10am-4.30pm, Library Room 12th - Watercolour landscapes with George Boyter. 14/15th - Spring Exhibition, in the Library Room. Admission free, donations accepted. 26th – We’re hoping to arrange some sessions on how to go about sketching and painting outdoors, so for the moment TBA. £10 for demonstration visits, can be applied to discounted joining fee of £15 until September. Normal fee £30.

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Christian Aid Week 15-21 May 2022 Teatime Event - Manor House, Church Walk, Weston Turville, HP22 5SH Saturday 14th May, 2.30-5.00pm music by Weston Turville School Pop Choir and the Chiltern Handbell Ringers A�ernoon Tea & Poetry, Music and Drama St Mary’s, Wendover, HP22 5NL Sunday 15th May, 2.00-5.00pm, Christian Aid envelopes will be delivered in Wendover, but no house-to-house collection. Please drop off your envelope, containing your donation, at JUST, Wendover High St.

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and Tony Gabis. Contact Richard Leat 01494 star-studded adaptation of a classic mystery film. 758784. Visitors £4. Drop into the Library, have a look at the posters and pick up your tickets! Free entry; donations welcome!

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15-21 May 2022 - see advert left. Aston Wine Club Begins the 14th, with a teatime and music event. Fri 20, 8pm, Buckland Village Hall There's one with poetry on the 15th! caweek.org This month we welcome Neil Phillips for our "25th" Anniversary Celebration. See article page 9. Wendover Music Concert

Sat 14, 7.30pm, St Mary's Church Book Club Featuring Timothy Ridout (viola) & Tom Poster Sat 21, 10.30-11.30am, Wen Christian Centre (piano), see advert below. Tickets from Just or What will you be reading this summer? Come www.wendover-music.org. and be inspired by interesting discussion about what others have been reading recently. You can Bucks Historical Association also tell the friendly group about books you have Wed 18, 8pm, online Mark Gorman, Independent Researcher, enjoyed. We start with coffee and often cake. discusses Popular Protest and the Preservation Aylesbury Vale Stitchers of Open Spaces in Victorian London. Register at Sat 21, 2.30-4.30pm, Memorial Hall secretarybucksha@gmail.com. Juliette Orton – The Joy of Sketchbooking. Contact Aylesbury Centre of the National Trust aylesburyvalestitchers@gmail.com. Thu 19, 8pm, Broughton Junior School HP20 1NQ John Hockey speaks on 'Aspects of Ashridge'. Wendover Choral Society Concert Sat 21, 7.30pm, St Mary's, Wendover Details aylesburycentrent@gmail.com. Wendover Choral Society with The Oxford OnScreen Sinfonia and Royal Academy of Music Soloists Fri 20, 3 & 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room Spring Concert. Music includes Beethoven At 3 a Dementia-friendly screening and at 7.30 a Mass in C, Mozart Symphony no.39 and motets


WENDOVER MUSIC 2022 Season of Concerts

We are very much looking forward to our 2022 season of concerts and seeing you all in person again at St Mary’s Church. All concerts start at 7.30pm

14th May - Timothy Ridout (viola) and Tom Poster (piano) 11th June - Mini Mozart (daytime) Evening concert Ensemble Molière 9th July - Samuele Telari (accordion) and Ema Nikolovska (mezzo-soprano) 8th October - Alyn Shipton’s Jazz Quartet Season tickets are £75 per person and include all four concerts (October is not included) and the AGM Concert tickets £20 (students £5). AGM tickets £10 Mini Mozart £7.50 per child (adults free) with a £2 discount for more than 1 ticket

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Events by Mozart and contemporary Ukrainian composer, Hanna Havrylets. Adults £17.50 Under 18s £5; tickets from Just, 11 High St, Wendover and wendoverchoralsociety@gmail.com, see advert front page.

Lindengate Open Gardens

Sun 22, 1-5pm, HP22 6BD Please book on lindengate.org.uk. See ad page 4.

Jazz Upfront

Thu 26, 8pm (doors 7.30pm), St Mary's Aylesbury Sara Dowling Quartet. Tickets from Aylesbury Music or www.ents24.com.

Weston Turville Historical Society

Fri 27, 8pm, Weston Turville Village Hall “Churchwardens, JP’s wills and inventories. Recent work of the BRS” with Dr. David Noy. www.wthsoc.org.uk

Waddesdon Country Show

Sat 28, Grand Lodge Grain Store, Waddesdon Estate HP18 0NH A fun family day out with food, drink and attractions to please everyone! Tickets on entry. Details www.waddesdoncountryshow.co.uk.

Mentmore Arts Festival

Sat 28-Mon 30, 11am-5pm, Mentmore Church & Village Hall LU7 0QF Fundraising in 2022 for Leukaemia UK and WheelPower. Art & refreshments!

Coming Soon - Save the Date!

• Wendover Jubilee Celebration - 2 June, see back page • Halton Village Jubilee Celebration - 2 June

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Bridging the Gap Come along to our new inter-generational group for all ages! Everyone is welcome at our free, informal session to stay and play, enjoy tea, coffee, juice, biscuits and cake. Venue: Wendover Christian Centre, Aylesbury Road, Wendover HP22 6JG Date: Every Tuesday starting 3rd May from 1pm to 3pm.

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Rennie Grove Memorial Woodland Parish Council and to everyone in Wendover for ARTY PARTY your ongoing support.” welcomed into Community Orchard • Tuesdays 10 to 11 am at Wendover Library Rennie Grove is delighted that it has been able to relocate its memorial woodland into the village’s community orchard at Rope Walk Meadow, Chapel Lane in Wendover. The charity is hugely grateful to Wendover Parish Council for its support in enabling this to happen and being so supportive.

Originally planted in 2014, each of the 60 trees in the orchard represents a member of the village community who fought and died during WW1. Now well established, the orchard is already a beautiful, calm and peaceful space for remembrance, and one which Rennie Grove hopes will be further enhanced with its planting of a number of native species trees and sensory hedging. A bench has also been installed to allow visitors to sit and reflect and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Tracey Hancock, Director of Fundraising, said: “We are so pleased that our wonderful community can walk and visit somewhere special again in memory of loved ones we’ve been privileged to care for. Thank you once again to Wendover


May is Make Your Will Month

Rennie Grove’s annual Will-writing offer returns in May. You can write or update your Will through local solicitors participating in the scheme, and they will waive their basic Will-writing fee for a donation to Rennie Grove. Writing a Will and keeping it up to date ensures your loved ones will be looked after when you’re no longer here to do it. Without a Will, loved ones will not automatically receive what you want to leave to them. Participating solicitors in Bucks include BWK Solicitors (with offices in Chalfont St Giles and Stone), D C Kaye & Co (with premises in Amersham, Prestwood and Wendover) and Horwood & James LLP Solicitors in Aylesbury. These law firms will be available to take your bookings for this special deal after 1 April 2022. Each has a limited number of appointments available so book early to avoid disappointment. Visit www.renniegrove.org/mywm for full details and participating solicitors.

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Ellesborough Road diversion progressing tunnel”. Initially the right During April the track of the temporary diversion behind the cottages in Ellesborough Road became visible with the removal of the topsoil to allow archaeologists to continue the work begun two years ago.

of way will emerge at the bend in Ellesborough Road (at the start of the Coombe Hill Bridleway), but will eventually pass over the top of the green tunnel to connect with the “cricket ground” bridge at the Station.

Monitoring HS2 Lorries in Wendover

New right of way

Road Safety Projects

Bucks Council are administering the HS2 Road Safety Fund which is supporting local improvement initiatives. During April the cycleway on Aylesbury Road has been extended to reach the station, with the definition of cycle tracks on various local roads (see photos). Applications are being accepted now for suggested projects for the second “tranche” of Archaeologists at work funding, until the end of May. Further details can We’re pleased to see that Noise, Vibration and Air be found on our whs2.org website. Quality monitoring has also been installed prior to the start of demolition of the cottages and excavation of the cutting. HS2’s contractors are required to abide by the “Code of Construction Practice” which is available on their website, along with the monthly reports of the Environmental Monitoring measurements.

New cycleway markings near Wendover Station Noise & air quality monitoring at Ellesborough Road & Bacombe Lane This month has also seen the creation of the new right of way across the Ellesborough Road field, which should allow walkers on the Aylesbury Ring to get from Wellwick Farm to Wendover despite the closure of the two existing paths that cross the cutting needed for construction of the “green

Meanwhile the Chilterns Cycleway route between Wendover and Dunsmore is still affected by the ongoing closure of Small Dean Lane at the south end of the bypass. Cyclists are currently being forced to use the narrow 60mph section of the A413 at Small Dean to get to Dunsmore Lane, and there is no pavement currently available for pedestrians. We are working with Bucks Council and HS2 to address this, and hope to have better news on this next month.

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Bucks Council’s CCTV monitoring cameras are still at the junction of Church Lane and South Street, so that reports of HGV lorries working for HS2 passing through Wendover can be followed up. They welcome email notification of the date and time of any instances to EWRANDHS2enquiries@ buckinghamshire.gov.uk . The system is expected to be in place for only 3 months to determine the scale of the problem, so please report any lorries that you think are working for HS2.

Fundraising & Ideas

If you would like to help us “Do what’s right for Wendover”, have a look at our website whs2. org where you’ll find details of what we’re doing, and our ‘donate’ button which leads to our fundraising page. All contributions are gratefully received to help us fight the HS2 Scheme before it’s built. If you have ideas and suggestions that would mitigate the community impact, then get in touch at enquiries@whs2.org and we’ll assist however we can. Remember that the HS2 Helpdesk is available 24 hours a day to handle any complaints on 08081 434 434.

New steps to the station car park, with cycleway markings, Coombe Avenue. No sign by mid-April of the cycle ramp proposed in the plans.

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Happy Anniversary Aston Wine Club! Aston Wine Club is 26 years old and looking forward to celebrating with a special anniversary event on 20 May. The Club was founded in 1996, by a group of friends living in and around Aston Clinton with the aim of offering the chance to meet various wine enthusiasts and broaden their knowledge of wines, but above all to enjoy themselves. The friends put together a small committee and decided that it would be a non-spitting club! They booked Buckland Village Hall where we still meet, though we do not have to scare away mice before tastings these days!

or theme. Eight wines are usually tasted, with a light supper being served in the middle of the evening. The Club is very friendly and relaxed and tries to cover all areas of the wine-making world, as it is geared towards "appreciation" of wine rather than only fine wines. We not only sample wines from the well-known and established wine regions of the world, both old and new world, but also from those lesser known and emerging regions such as Brazil, Uruguay, Turkey and of course England! Our experts are extremely diverse, ranging from the highly qualified members of the 'Wine Educators Association’ to single wine importers and merchants.

Those aims have certainly been achieved over the last 26 years and continue to be the ethos of the club. Each month a presenter is invited to host a tasting of wines, focusing on a specific region

We usually meet on the third Friday of each month, and we always give new members a very warm welcome. For more information, please contact us at www.astonwineclub.co.uk.

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Is it time for a review of your Legal Affairs? I am a Wendover based Wills & Estate Planning Consultant, having previously spent over 20 years as a private client solicitor. I provide friendly, pragmatic and bespoke legal advice, and am happy to start the process by offering clients a FREE ½ hour consultation. I can help you with Wills, Powers of Attorney, Estate and Later Life Planning & Probate, and related matters, all from the comfort and convenience of your own home, either in person or by video call. To find out more, or to arrange a consultation, please call me directly on 01296 415700 or email me at iain@wanstallconsulting.co.uk There are also plenty of client reviews on my website at www.wanstallconsulting.co.uk


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matters such as the executors, what happens to the business, and does it qualify for up to 100% relief from inheritance tax.


Property and Financial Affairs LPAs normally give your attorneys full authority to manage all your financial and related matters. However, this could include your business interests, which, if the attorneys (often family members) have not been involved in the business, could potentially cause Wills It may not be possible to leave your interest issues. I therefore recommend that business in the business to your family in your Will: it owners consider “commercial LPAs” as well. often depends on the articles of association, Business owners should ideally take specialist partnership, or shareholders' agreement. advice when preparing Wills and LPAs. This often Your share in the business can often only be involves working closely with the lawyer and also purchased by the other shareholders, who may an accountant and financial planner. possibly not be those you wish to benefit in your Will. Your family or friends would receive the If you would like to discuss business succession proceeds of sale instead. planning, or related matters, please contact me on iain@wanstallconsulting.co.uk or 01296 Another potential issue is how do the other 415700. You can also find more information on shareholders pay? For example, do you / they my website: www.wanstallconsulting.co.uk have keyman insurance or cross options in place See advert page 9. to cover this?

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Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity’s annual Midnight Walk returns to Aylesbury for the final time after a two year hiatus on Saturday 16 July. Since it began in 2010, the Midnight Walk has seen hundreds of men and women come together and take to the streets of Aylesbury, walking over 50,000 miles and raising over £650,000 for the charity over the years. But this will be the last opportunity to take part in the event.

and support their local hospice as they walk the final miles for one last time. Walkers can choose from 5 mile or 10 mile circular routes – both starting from Aylesbury College at midnight on Saturday 16 July, with refreshments at pit stops along the way. Each walker will also receive a commemorative Farewell Midnight Walk 2022 T-shirt, as well as a Finisher’s medal complimentary top - 2019 Midnight Walk, by Derek Pelling and bottom - Launch of Gemstone Midnight Walk, breakfast at the end of courtesy Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity the walk.

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A group of local schoolchildren (photo front page) Please visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ have raised over £300 for the Disasters Emergency ukrainestar to donate. D Gaglione Committee at a Saturday morning training session of Wendover Junior Football Club. BBOWT Plant and Produce Market The Plant and Produce Market will be at College The nine year old friends from Wendover C of E Lake HP23 5QG on Sunday 1 May, 11am til 1pm, Junior School were inspired by other fundraising see advert page 4. in their school and decided they could make bracelets and cakes to sell and raise money for Wendover Horticultural Society the people of Ukraine. Bella Gaglione, who plays Covid hit our April Meeting. By the time this in the Wendover Juniors FC Girls Team, joined comes to print, Trevor Fawcett, who is President forces with friends Abigail Blackmore-Squires, of The Gladiolus Society, who was to have talked Ava Bell and Bella’s 7 year old brother Xander to to us in May, will have spoken to us. John Marshall make dozens of sweet treats and jewellery to sell. is confident he will speak on Spring and Summer vegetable growing on his allotment, at 2.30pm on Gareth Kynaston, Headteacher at Wendover CofE 5 May, cost £3.00. Plenty of hints for us to pick up. said, “We’re so proud to see our pupils living the school values of Respect, Responsibility, Our March coach outing to RHS Hyde Hall took Reflection and Resilience through this fundraising place successfully. On Thursday 16 June, we plan activity and delighted they have been inspired by to go to Serge Hill and the Barn, at Bedmond, near Abbots Langley. Serge Hill is the family home of Tom the discussions in school.” Smith, a renowned landscape architect, winner of Wendover Junior Football Club told us, “We’re Gold awards for garden design at Chelsea. His sister delighted that our weekly training sessions has created a walled garden at the Barn. Travel by provided the audience for this brilliant community car, lifts can be arranged. Cost £24.00 and £12.00


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Club Corner respectively for non-members, booking through This year we will be able to enjoy our opening Diane, on 07966 155775. N Morton season supper which was cancelled last year due to Covid. Another sign that things are slowly 1st Halton Squirrel Scouts getting back to normal. Let's hope that the The 1st Halton (RAF) resurgence in infection rates doesn't set us back Scout Group have opened again as we have a full fixture list. a Squirrels Drey (for boys and girls aged 4 and 5). In Don't forget that we will hold open evenings April, 12 of the children throughout May every Friday from 6 o'clock. If were invested into the you would like to give bowling a go all we ask is Group whilst visiting Weston Turville Reservoir. that you wear flat shoes that won't damage the The Group are the first in the County to invest any green. A friendly welcome awaits...come give it a Squirrels. More online at https://wendovernews. whirl! D Knight co.uk/news/squirrels-spring-up-in-halton/.

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April heralds the end of our indoor season and the start of matches outdoors. We already have started regular grass cutting even though it isn't growing much yet. The green has survived the winter fairly well, despite the attention of a band of rooks who decided to go into the turf cutting business. We resorted to three sinister black kites flying from long poles as deterrence which worked well apart from going on walkabout in the gales we had. At present it looks like Blackpool Beach as the kites have been given honourable retirement and been replaced by children's windmills.

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Wendover Canal Trust Walk

Despite dire warnings of snow showers, nine stalwart members of the public joined the first walk from the new Mead's Farmhouse Kitchen tea rooms. These walks take place on the first Saturday of the month up to and including September. More on: https://bit.ly/3xFwKpW

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Buckinghamshire Library Service has proposed changing its management structure, which will see the Wendover manager also managing Princes Risborough. There will still be a staff library assistant available during opening hours. The consultation closes in early May, with the decision announced soon after.

Here in Wendover, local duo The GillyBillies picked up on this trend and played on their front drive during the summer of 2020 in the worst of the lockdown. It was a good experience for all concerned and brought together (at a distance) neighbours who hitherto had not known each other well.

From 10am on Saturday 7 May Aces High Gallery and High Revs in Station Approach are hosting a FREE Lotus event for all car enthusiasts! There’ll be complimentary refreshments including tea and coffee, or something a little stronger for your passengers, plus a free hog roast and goodie-bag for every Lotus driver who attends. With plenty Initial enquiries should be made by email or of free (and secure) parking it seems an ideal telephone to David Thomas at the Barbara Bus opportunity to look around both Aces High and Fund: davidbthomas@btinternet.com or 07801 some of the stunning vehicles on display. 433447 (afternoons/evenings). More details barbarabus.com. Future bookings will be handled No booking necessary, but to help give them an centrally (details will be provided). David Thomas idea on numbers please drop Aces High a line so they can make sure there’s enough tea to go News from Wendover Community Library around! uk@aces-high.com or 01296 625681. Wendover Community Library is to undergo a major £500k refurbishment thanks to a combination The GillyBillies of grant funding and Buckinghamshire Council The Covid pandemic stopped us all in our tracks investment. The planned works will see a brand and none more so than musicians. There have new community hub created at the library, as well been many stories in the press about the ingenuity as a range of internal works to improve the layout of professional musicians, still determined to play even in the streets. and access. More on: https://bit.ly/3OpzWfe

Now the GillyBillies are trying to build back regular bookings. They play purely for the joy of it • Do you have 3 hours a week to give to a family or to help charities. Visit gillybillies.com to learn for a 4-6-month period? more and get in touch! • Do you have experience with children? This could be through work or volunteering, having Chilterns MS Centre Pilot Programme A pilot programme has been launched by the younger siblings or raising your own children. • Are you an empathetic, non-judgmental and Chilterns MS Centre to open up its services to friendly person, who can offer guidance in a people with neurological conditions other than

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Wendover Parish Council HS2 Working Group - May 2022 update

The WPC HS2 survey has now finished but the results are not available as I write this report. Currently we are still waiting for the next planning applications from HS2 which are well overdue. These are the Small Dean Viaduct and green tunnel packages. As a result, we have now finished regular meetings with our lobbyist, Murray Stewart and our thanks to him for his help and support over the past years.

After ten wonderful years on Wendover High Street we decided it was time for a change of pace, and so have retired, and Cromptons Interiors closed its doors on 14th April 2022. We want to thank all our lovely customers - you have been an amazing support over the years! God bless, Ken and Karen In the meantime, we continue to monitor the works by EKFB and endeavour to move forward with Wendover Celebrates - CANCELLED alternative Public Rights of Way diversions and other We wanted to thank you for your support of housekeeping. The Easter closure of the Chiltern our event which as you know was scheduled for Line has gone ahead, to enable the conveyor belt Saturday, 4 June 2022. Sadly, following a number to be constructed over the railway track. There will of meetings in late March, we need to report that be changes to the traffic management on the A413 with great sadness and much frustration that, until the construction has been completed. owing to logistical issues beyond our control, it is now apparent that we will not be able to Please check our website regularly as all updates about proceed as planned. However, subject to final works/closures are available at www.wendover-pc. confirmation, we are planning to go ahead with gov.uk. Sheila Bulpett - Chair WPC HS2 Working Group

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The Aylesbury Road site was first offered to Wendover Baptists because their building from 1649 was in need of refurbishment. Instead, Father Arnold Sloots bought it for a Roman Catholic Church in the mid-1950s. The Foundation Stone was laid in May 1961 but lockdown prevented a proper celebration last year. Instead, an anniversary garden was laid out for use by the community of Wendover.

Schools World Book Day at CWA

Chiltern Way Academy Wendover Campus celebrated World Book Day in style. Staff and students came dressed as some of their favourite book characters. Students in year 7 and 8 also got to participate in a book scavenger hunt around campus. Keeping reading alive is one of our main goals, and this day is always the perfect time to showcase our love for reading. Students have already been overheard planning their book character costumes for next year. Reading is an essential skill that opens so many doors for students, and allows them to excel in all subject areas. By keeping books and reading at the forefront of our time in school, we can help develop opportunities for students that will carry them through life. Paul Coffey, Head of Campus

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Tribute: Barry Collins Barry Collins was loved by so many people in Wendover, not only his family with whom he worked in close harmony but all his customers with whom he made friends. No wonder, there was general mourning when he died in Stoke Mandeville Hospital in the early hours of Saturday 19 February 2022 after a 10 year battle with myeloma. Barry was an Essex boy, born on 28 October 1945 in Shoeburyness, one of the original Baby Boomers who experienced and perpetuated the optimism of a generation who had lived through a long and terrible war and were determined that life in the future would be better for everyone. His family moved to Aston Clinton and that's where he grew up as a proud Buckinghamshire Man. He lived in the area for the rest of his life. His background was in the motor trade and he had worked tirelessly to understand it inside out so it was only natural that he would think of giving access to his expertise

to members of the public as well as those in the trade. It was lucky for us that he found premises in Wendover and was able to open Wendover Motor Spares in the 1980s. We all discovered what a gem of a human being he was. His family describes him as a loving devoted husband, fantastic father and an amazing grandfather. He was bright and cheery, full of fun and always there to help anyone. They also describe their devastation at his death. They would like to thank all customers and friends for the encouragement they gave Barry since he started the family business many years ago. You have all made his dreams come true and he enjoyed every day he spent in Wendover. Thank you for your continued assistance during this hard

time. Barry’s family would like to say a big thank you to the people of Wendover, friends and family who turned out to show their respects on Friday 18 March. The support shown by everyone was amazing and Barry would have been extremely proud to see how much he was liked. In 2012, Barry was diagnosed with myeloma, a rare type of cancer which affects plasma cells in the bone marrow, weakening the immune system and causing damage to bones. Whilst myeloma is treatable, there is currently no cure. During his treatment, Barry met and befriended many other people also suffering from myeloma and wished to raise money to find more treatments and a cure. Donations to the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity’s myeloma research can be made by clicking on bit.ly/3hDhVLk.


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RAF Halton Congratulations to the Intakes who have graduated this month! Dave Watson Visit

In mid-April, RAF Halton was proud to host Dave Watson who came to speak to our Whole Force personnel. Dave is a veteran who faced life changing injuries whilst on operations. He has participated and won medals in the INVICTUS Games and is a very inspirational speaker. “I feel I can use my experiences and the obstacles I have overcome in my life to encourage others to see that they can achieve their dreams. Despite suffering life changing injuries back in 2010, I can honestly say that anything is possible.” Editor's Note: Dave Watson story taken from RAF Halton Facebook page. Photo Crown Copyright


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Local Face: Father Paul Fr Paul Villangapara MOP, a dynamic priest and senior member of the Missionaries of the Poor (MOP), https://missionariesofthepoor. org/ will be serving St Anne's, Wendover, for a year. The Missionaries of the Poor is a Pontifical International Religious Congregation of Brothers and Priests dedicated to "joyful service with Christ on the Cross", freely offering their humble works of mercy to the poorest of the poor. MOP does similar works to those of St Mother Teresa of Calcutta, serving the most vulnerable in ghettoes and slum communities, their lives freely dedicated to the service of the homeless, sick, disabled, and destitute children and adults. Fr Paul was born and raised in Kerala, India, in a very devout Catholic family. In 1994 after completing BA in English and Hindi Literature, he joined MOP. He completed his studies for the priesthood in Canada (St Philip's Seminary), USA (Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio) and Philippines (Holy

Rosary Major Seminary), ordained Priest in the Philippines.

Fr Paul is a very loving, caring, and kind person. During his free time, he likes to travel, read books and share about his faith. He believes that his serving experience among many different ethnicities has contributed positively to his faith and personal growth. The people he has served have helped broaden his understanding of the diverse expressions of different cultures' love of, and devotion to, our one true God, by keeping alive their traditions, languages, and customs, as an important part of their faith.

Over the years Fr Paul Father Paul in Kenya has served faithfully and inspired many hearts all over the world in his ministry, and has helped to pioneer and establish major mission centers, homes, and schools for the poor, in the Philippines, India, Jamaica and Kenya. He has conducted multiple retreats, mission He will be with us at St Anne's and OLOL talks, days of prayers for religious and laity in during his sabbatical, at the invitation of St the USA, India, and Kenya. Aidan's Church in Little Chalfont, a major supporter. He is the only priest from his He spent the last 7 years in Kenya serving order in Europe. In his ministry, he would the poor, overseeing the construction of the like to share with you what he has learned Good Shepherd orphanage home, Divine in his family and in the missions - a deep Mercy Academy for poor children, and John and faithful love for God and all peoples. He Paul II medical clinic. He was also in charge hopes that he may lead the people of this of raising funds. parish community closer to God.

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10.00-16.00 Discover Bucks Museum open, Church St, Aylesbury HP20 2QP, see page 2.



10.00-17.00 College Lake Nature Reserve Tring HP23 5QG open - see website for details.


10.00-17.00 Waddesdon Manor grounds and selected buildings open - please book online before visiting.


Wed-Sun days vary until 8 May Sun 01 Tuesdays Tue 03

times vary Volunteering opportunities at nature reserves with BBOWT - check dates, times & locations online. daily Tring Together Spring Fayre

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11.00-13.00 BBOWT Plant and Produce Market, College Lake Reserve HP23 5QG, see advert page 4


10.00 Simply Walk, Wendover Clock Tower - accompanied walks in and near Wendover - from 3 May, now weekly!


13.30 Knit and Natter, Wendover Community Library. Please ask at the Library for details.

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Tue 03 14.15 & 15.30 “Learn My Way” technology sessions at Wendover Community Library. Please book early!

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Tue 03 Wed 04 Thu 05 & 19 Thu 05 Thu 05 Thu 05 Fri 06-Mon 09 Fri 06 Fridays Sat 07 Sat 07 Sat 07 Sat 07

19.00-21.00 Breast Friends Aylesbury - Breast Cancer Support Group, please contact for details.

20.00 Kimble & Ellesborough Hort Society - ‘A Potager’s Garden’ with Brian Fisher, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN. See page 2 https://e-voice.org.uk/kehs/events/ 10.00 Wendover U3A monthly meeting, St Mary’s Church, Wendover 12.00-14.00 FREE Wills & Estate Planning Sessions with Wanstall Consulting, Wendover Library. See advert page 9. evening Bucks Bird Club, online meeting. See website for details. 19.00-20.00 Wendover Library Reading Group, Wendover Community Library daily National 3 Peaks Challenge for Pace, see page 2. 10.00-15.30 Tree Pruning Course with fruit tree expert Andy Howard, Road Farm, Gt Missenden, £50. See page 2.

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18.00-20.30 Try Bowls at Wendover Bowls Club, Dobbins Lane - weekly in May beginning 6 May. See page 13. morning Guided circular walk with Wendover Canal Trust, start/end Mead’s Farmhouse Kitchen, B489 Wilstone Village.


10.00 Lotus Day! Aces High Gallery/High Revs, Station Approach. Please contact so they can plan for visitors. See p14. uk@aces-high.com 10.00-12.00 Monthly Produce Stall, All Saints’ church in Buckland 19.30 Choral Romantics with Gt Missenden Choral Society. St Peter & St Paul HP16 0BA. See page 2. 11.00-12.00 Messy Sunday, All Saints’, Buckland

Tue 10

10.00-12.00 Have your say with Wendover Community Board, Wendover Library. See page 2

Wed 11 & 25


14.30 Wendover Horticultural Society, St Anne’s Hall. Speaker John Marshall on gardening in the Spring, see page 12.

Sun 08 Tue 10


19.30 Wendover Evening WI, Resolutions Meeting & social. St Anne’s Hall. See page 3.


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10.00-12.00 Craft Group, Wendover Christian Centre, see page 3 20.00 AC, B & DB Horticultural Society, ‘Aston Clinton Rag Pits’ at Anthony Hall, Aston Clinton. See page 3.


Thu 12 & 26

19.30 Wendover Art Club, St Anne’s Hall. 12 - Watercolour landscapes with George Boyter, 26 - session TBA. See p3.


Fri 13

20.00 Local History Group, Cholesbury Village Hall. AGM, followed by ‘Marsworth Polish Hostel’ S Costello & T Gabis.

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Sat 14 Sat 14 Sat 14/Sun 15 Sat 14 Sat 14/Sun 15 Sat 14-Sat 21 Sat 14 Sun 15 Sun 15 Sun 15 Tue 17-Mon 23 Wed 18 Thu 19 Thu 19

09.00-12.00 Repair Café, St Michael’s Aston Clinton. Donations for repairs performed welcome! 10.00 Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society Plant Sale, Ellesborough Village Hall, see page 2 10.00-16.30 Wendover Art Club Spring Exhibition, Library Room. See page 3. morning Storytime, Wendover Library. Ask at the Library for details.

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daily AC, B & DB Horticultural Society Sat 14 - Plant Sale or Sun 15 - Aston Clinton Market, TBC


daily Christian Aid Week - events 14.30 Sat 14, 14.00 Sun 15, plus donation envelope delivery. See advert page 4.


19.30 Wendover Music Concert featuring Timothy Ridout (viola) & Tom Poster (piano). St Mary’s. See advert page 4. morning Bubble Rush - Family-friendly fundraiser for Hospice of St Francis, Gadebridge Park, Hemel Hempstead 10.00-17.00 Vintage Vehicle Rally, Weedon Park HP22 4NN 10.30 Run Prestwood - 5k or 10k run through Prestwood for Chilterns MS Centre. Details and entry online. daily Dementia Action Week, Wendover Community Library. Many social events suitable for those with Dementia. 20.00 Bucks Historical Association, via Zoom. With speaker Mark Gorman. ‘Open Spaces in Victorian London.’ See p4. 09.00-14.00 Legacy Fairs Antiques & Collectors Fair, Wendover Memorial Hall, see advert page 4 20.00 Ayles Ctre of the National Trust, With speaker John Hockey. ‘Aspects of Ashridge.’ Broughton Jr Schl. See p 4.

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Fri 20 15.00 & 19.30 OnScreen - 15.00 - dementia-friendly film; 19.30 - mystery film. Details, tickets & shows Wendover Library. P4 Fri 20

20.00 Aston Wine Club 25th Anniversary with Neil Phillips, Buckland Village Hall. See page 4.


Sat 21

10.00-14.00 Wendover Local Produce Market, Manor Waste

Sat 21

10.30-11.30 Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre, see page 4.

Sat 21

14.30-16.30 Aylesbury Vale Stitchers, Wendover Memorial Hall, speaker Juliette Orton. See page 4.


Sat 21

19.30 Wendover Choral Society Concert, St Mary’s, Wendover. See advert front page.


Sun 22 Thu 26 Fri 27 Sat 28 Sat 28-Mon 30

13.00-17.00 Lindengate Open Gardens - part of the National Open Gardens Scheme. Please book online. See ad page 4.


20.00 Jazz Upfront, Sara Dowling Quartet, St Mary’s Aylesbury. Doors open 19.30. See page 5.


20.00 W Turville Historical Society, “Recent work of the BRS” with Dr David Noy, W Turville Village Hall. See page 5.


10.00-18.00 Waddesdon Country Show, Grand Lodge Grain Store, Waddesdon Estate HP18 0NH, see page 5


11.00-17.00 Mentmore Arts Festival, Mentmore Church & Village Hall LU7 0QP. Fundraising for Leukaemia UK and WheelPower. mentmore-arts-festival.co.uk

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Wendover Parish Council Matters Arising View from the Chair

is disappointing to see that some of the new Parish Council Meeting “whips” or very small trees, recently planted on Tuesday 3 May, 7.00pm Ashbrook playground and in Hampden Meadow, have been pulled up. Together with Climate St Anne’s Hall Action Wendover, WPC are trying to improve For all meeting and committee dates the environment for all and the time and effort please visit our webpage of many volunteers has not been respected, by these actions. If you have any information www.wendover-pc.gov.uk/meetings Some of our priorities for this year have been regarding any vandalism, please contact the clerk completed: the new white gates at the edge or dial 101 and report the issue. I hope that we do Manor Waste Survey Update In January, the Parish Council launched a survey of the village, the highways trees are finally in not have any further instances. seeking the public’s views on the use of Manor their resting places at various locations along Waste. We received 52 online responses and Aylesbury Road and Stanhope Close (thanks to Have a good May! conducted more than 20 in-depth interviews. All Buckinghamshire Council), and the cycleway. Sheila Bulpett were wholeheartedly supporting the continuation On the latter, the white road markings on either of the pandemic ‘café society’ outdoor seating Wendover Produce Market side of the new “red carpet” (a high friction and seeking further use of the community space Saturday 21 May, 10am to 2pm surfacing) at the end of Grenville Ave etc, have to bring interest and visitors to our thriving market Manor Waste new meanings for motorists. In short, that all town. There is a lot happening in the background vehicles entering or leaving a junction must to develop ideas and recommendations based give way to pedestrians and cyclists on the cycle Parish Council Grants 2022/23 on the input. Further details will be published as way. The recent changes to the Highway Code The WPC Finance Committee recently convened soon as they become available. can be found here: Code - The Highway Code: 8 to hear the recommendations from the Grants changes you need to know from 29 January 2022, Sub-Committee. We are pleased to announce www.gov.uk/government/news/the-highway- that WPC has awarded grants to the following code-8-changes-you-need-to-know-from-29- local groups and organisations: january-2022. Issues with the number and size • St Anne’s Hall - £2000 to resurface the entrance of bicycle symbols on Lionel Avenue are under ramp of the hall review and we are hopeful that some may be • Wendover Action Group - £3000 running costs removed. Those on Dobbins Lane etc will be for the Community Car • Wendover Memorial Hall - £2250 for new smaller and further apart. curtains and railings in the main hall • Wendover Free Church - £2900 to upgrade the path to the Church building • St Mary’s Church - £4000 to automate the main entrance doors at the Church New cycleway markings in Wendover The response to the Haddington Playground survey on two proposals for a replacement park The closing date for major grant applications for the “helicopter park” was impressive with for 2023/24 is 31 January 2023. Minor grants over 440 responses in 3 days and the Option 2 applications can be received throughout the with some minor alterations has been agreed. year. For more information, please visit www. We are hoping it will be in place by the end of wendover-pc.gov.uk/grants. July! We are looking into some security measures Wendover Parish Council, The Clock Tower, High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU to try to minimise vandalism. On that note, it By now most schools will be back after the Easter break. I hope everyone feels refreshed after a break and some better weather. The Parish Council has the first Annual Parish Meeting since Covid-19, at 6.30pm on 28 April at the Chiltern Way Academy. Please feel free to join us.




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St Anne’s: 9am Mass St Mary’s: 9am and 10.45am Wendover Free Church: 10.45am

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