January 2012 Wendover News

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Happy New Year

January 2012 The views expressed by contributors are their own and not necessarily the views of the editor.

contributions for February 2012

Wendover Celebrates: It’s an Olympic Knockout Wendover will celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Games on Monday 4, June 2012 with the return of the Wendover Carnival. The event planning is well under way an d th e W endov er Ce le br at es committee is very excited to announce that the afternoon entertainment will include It’s an Olympic Knockout; an “It’s a Knockout” style competition with an Olympic theme, open to around 24 teams of 8-10 people. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis in the New Year.

Wendover Celebrates on Facebook or “follow” @WendoverCeleb on Twitter to be first to find out how to obtain tickets for It’s an Olympic Knockout, and to keep up to date with the latest news about Wendover Celebrates!

℡ 01296 624270 editor@wendover-news.co.uk Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop,

19, High St, Wendover HP22 6DX

Local Consultations Readers are reminded that there are two local consultations to be completed by 30 December 2011: the Wendover Community Consultation (planning with AVDC) at www.wendover-pc.gov.uk/ and Local Area Forum (Bucks County Council) at www.wendoverdecides.com

The afternoon entertainment will be preceded by a Carnival Parade and followed by a fantastic evening of live musical entertainment, the lighting of a Jubilee Beacon and a firework finale.

Monday 16 January (including payments for ads)

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Mystery Object

£10 Gift Voucher for the Winner

November’s mystery object was a hoof pick Open 7 Days a week Free car park at rear of shop THE OLD POST OFFICE WENDOVER, BUCKS 01296 625335 www.antiquesatwendover.co.uk

P. KERNAN TREE SURGERY Would like to thank all the residents of Wendover for their ongoing support of his local business and wishes all a very Happy New Year

Tel: 01296 330501 Direct: 07763 073663 94 Tring Road, Wendover, HP22 6NX

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What’s on in January 2012 for February 2012 events, please contact us by Monday 16 January

Garden Care & Maintenance

Wendover News, Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop, High Street, HP22 6DX ℡ 01296 624270 editor@wendover-news.co.uk Calendar entry FREE, one line; What’s On Box charity rate £12 : 20 words

Dead leaves? Brown plants? Unruly shrubs? Have your garden tidied up for winter Call Simon Shirley 624053 07836 665512 A friendly reliable service

FRANK FENNELL PLUMBING & HEATING Bathroom Suites, Cloakrooms Showers, Kitchen Utilities, C/Heating franco_fennell@o2.co.uk 07967 638527 ℡01296 625447 Wendover

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Sunday Church Services are listed on the back page Mondays 13.30 Wendover Baby/Toddler Group 0-5yrs term time. Wendover Memorial Hall, details 709791 Mondays The Rotary Club of Wendover & District, see www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.asp?ClubID=2041 Mondays 19.30 -21.30 Bucks French Club, Holiday Inn, Weston Turville, except Bank holidays, details 07738 512664 Mondays, Wed’days, Thursdays, & Saturdays JAZZERCISE classes to suit you : see www.jazzclass.co.uk Tue&Wed19.30 Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell : details 624089 Tuesdays and Thursdays. Morning and Evening Yoga Classes. Term time. Contact 01296 623543 Tuesdays 10.00 Simply Walk, meet at Wendover Clock Tower for easy walk approx 1 hour, details 01494 475367 Tuesdays 13.30-15.30 artsmart Drawing for Absolute Beginners, Wendy Lewis Studio, Wendover 01494 670372 Tuesdays 20.00 Wheelers & Dealers, Square Dance Club, Wendover Memorial Hall :07731 776654 Tuesdays 20.00 IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall, www.imagez.org.uk or call 01296 612632 Wed’days 19.45 - 20.45 Salsa Dance Classes at Wendover Royal British Legion, Bookings: 07767 234532 Thursdays 19.00 Ballroom & Latin Dance Class / 20.00 : Dance, Wendover Memorial Hall, details 01442 865734 Thursdays 19.45 Wendover Choral Society, St. Mary’s Church Wendover. New Term 8 Sept Details 01296 620450 Fridays 10.00 Churches Together in Wendover : Noah’s Ark Parent & Toddler Group, Wendover Christian Centre


Tue 03 12.00 Justice & Peace Lunch: Suggested donation £3.00, Wendover Christian Centre Tue 03 19.30 Wendover Parish Council Meeting, Wendover Library Room. All welcome; details 01296 623056 Wed 0410.00 Wendover U3A, Titanic, the true story of the ship: David Richards. St Mary’s Church, Wendover Thu 05Closing Date for All young photographers: Google Wendover Rotary or Aylesbury Rotary and follow the link ANDY SMITH Thu 05 19.00 Wendover Library Reading Group : For details call 07979 855047 07841 976262 Fri 06 20.00 St Leonards History Group Risborough to Watlington Railway: Robert Fagg, St Leonards Parish Hall Sun 08 18.15 for 18.30: Contemplative Fire at St Mary’s Church, Wendover. All Welcome Learn to Drive with Thu 12 20.00 Chiltern Writers Meeting, Writer/Lecturer Jane Robinson, Wendover Library Room: see article pg 3 ROUND THE BEND Thu 12 19.45 Wendover Evening WI, Pot Luck : No Speaker : Cricket Pavilion, Witchell DRIVING SCHOOL Special offer - £15 per Thu 12 19.45 Jazzercise Openhouse Charity Fundraiser for Wendover Youth Centre at Halton School: see ad below hour for the first three hours, Sat 14 10.00-12.00 & 16.00-18.00 Core Strength Health & Fitness Gym OPEN DAY – see ad on page 3 COPY DATE FOR next edition of WENDOVER NEWS MONDAY 16 January then just £23 per hour! Wed 18 18.00-20.00 OPEN DAY at Core Strength Gym in Halton — see advert on page 3 If you are interested call Brian on Thu 19 09.00-15.00 Legacy Antique & Collectors Market, Wendover Memorial Hall 01442 381549 or 07988 742385 Thu 19 14.30 Wendover Historical Society: AGM, Travels with Alan: Alan Kirkpatrick, Wendover Library Room Thu 19 20.00 Aylesbury Centre for Nat. Trust Europe is Getting Wilder : Ian Rowlands, Broughton Jnr. School Legacy Fairs Sat 21 09.00-13.00 Local Produce Market : Manor Waste, Wendover Sat 21 10.00-12.00 & 16.00-18.00 Core Strength Health & Fitness Gym OPEN DAY – see ad on page 3 Antique & Collectors Market Wed 25 18.00-20.00 OPEN DAY at Core Strength Gym in Halton—see advert on page 3 Thursday 19 January Thu 26 14.30 Weston Turville U3A: Spare Part Surgery : Tony Maisey. Weston Turville Village Hall 9am-3pm (Trade 8am) Fri 27 20.00 WT Historical Society “A market for Prynserisburgh, Sandy MacFarlane, W T Village Hall. Entrance by donation to Charity Fri 27 19.30 King Arthur PANTOMIME - Wendover Theatre Society at Wendover Memorial Hall Sat 28 15.00 & 19.30 W T Society PANTO : KING ARTHUR : Tickets from Wendover Clock Tower Wendover Memorial Hall Sun 29 13.00 & 16.00 King Arthur : A PANTOMIME by Wendover Theatre Society: Call 01296 428933

THIS JANUARY @ BURNS NIGHT Hang onto your kilts, we have a Burns Night tasting planned 24th January celebrating great Scottish produce. Tickets £20

WINE SCHOOL Spring Term dates are out now and places booking fast! Level 1 ~ Grape Varieties of the World Level 2 ~ Italian Masterclass

BEER & FOOD MATCHING 7th February 2012 tickets £20 per person

CHEESE MASTERCLASS Coming soon—register today

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KING ARTHUR Wendover Theatre Society Wendover Memorial Hall

necessary, so please phone David Wightman Fri 27 January at 7.30pm on 01494 863549 or visit the WEA website Sat 28 January at 3pm & 7.30pm Thursday 5 January Sun 29 January at 1pm & 4pm Closing date for competition which will exhibit for more information. Tickets: Clocktower or 01296 428933 winning entries at Stoke Mandeville Stadium www.wendovertheatre.co.uk during the Olympics and Paralympics. For Time Out For Me! full details, Google Wendover or Aylesbury Thu 12 Jan 1-3pm, Wendover Library Rm St Mary's Church, W.Turville MURDER MYSTERY EVENING Rotary and follow the link. De-stress after the festive holidays with With the "Thame Players" refreshments and a chance to chat and ask W.Turville Village Hall questions about your caring role. There is no Learn to Sing Sat 4th Feb - 7pm for 7.30 Telephone 0300 777 2722 for Thu 5 Jan, 7.30pm, White Hill Centre, Chesham charge. Tickets £10. 424982/612303 transport to and from the venue or a sitting 6 week FREE course for MEN Inc. supper. BYO drinks/glasses Many men would love to sing. Most never service. We can help: www.carersbucks.org get round to it. If you are a regular singer, Yoga you may find this course useful to learn in a Open House Charity Fundraiser Retreat Day Sunday 5th February relaxed and friendly environment. Enrol now Thursday 12 January 7.45pm, Masterclasses, www.knightsofharmony.org.uk 01494 771430 Halton Community Combined School Moving Meditation, Jazzercise will be charging £2 admission plus Group and 1-2-1 Sessions having a raffle on the night to raise money for Contemplative Fire Contact Sue 630475 Wendover Youth Centre - a fantastic local Sun 8 January 6.15 for 6.30pm St Marys You are invited to attend a Gathering, and to cause which has recently lost local engage creatively and imaginatively with government funding. There will also be texts, signs and ancient symbols. special offers for new customers at the event who want to join us on a regular basis. www.contemplativefire.org

Young Photographers

WEA: Music inspired by the sea Mon 9 Jan, 7.30pm, Library Rm Gt Miss As an island nation we are surrounded by the sea, and composers throughout history have sought to express this in their music – think of Britten and Vaughan-Williams and nonBritish composers, including Debussy and Rimsky-Korsakov. To find out more come to Jeremy Neville`s WEA course. Booking is

Keeping It Personal In Non-Fiction Writing Thur 12 Jan 8pm Wendover Library Room Writer and lecturer Jane Robinson specialises in social history through women’s eyes. In this talk she will discuss how she got into writing, how she approaches non fiction and how to write a successful proposal. Free entry to members / £4 to non members.

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WI Thursday 19 January, 7.45pm, St Anne’s Hall We move forward into 2012 with a new president and secretary and two new committee members, with fresh ideas and enthusiasm. The theme of our January evening will be “Pot Luck”. This will be an evening of entertainment by our members. Visitors are most welcome. Come along and join in! Any queries contact: Margaret Currell 01296 582318

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Sunday 22 January, 6.30pm, St Anne’s Church Change is at the heart of Christian faith. Change is also at the heart of the movement towards Christian Unity. When A.J. KING we pray for the unity of the church we are praying that the Your local decorator churches that we know and which are so familiar to us will 30 years experience change as they conform more closely to Christ and we also Quality decorating at competitive prices are praying for positive change in the world. To mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Churches Together in Free quotations Tel: 01296 696511 Wendover holds a service at 6.30pm on Sunday 22 January in St Anne’s Church. The speaker will be Dr Mary Cotes, the new Ecumenical Officer for Buckinghamshire. All are welcome to attend.


King Arthur from Wendover Theatre Society Fri 27@7.30pm; Sat 28@3 & 7.30pm; Sun 29@1 & 4pm You saw the characters at late night shopping on 7 December: Mordred, the evil black night and son of Morgana, Merlin, King Arthur, Guinevere, Sir Prancelot, Sir Veillance and Gipsy Rose Lee, not forgetting the henchmen Block and Tackle. Now check them out for real in Wendover Memorial Hall. Tickets: adults £9, concessions £7.50, under 4s free. Tickets are available at Wendover Clock Tower 01296 669759 or the Box Office 01296 428933.


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Events Free cycle training and bike check Saturday 28 January, Manor Road Bucks County Council will provide free cycle training and bike checks on Manor Road on 28 January and 4 February (provisional dates) - further information from Chris German tel 01296 622763

Our Common History Sat 28 January, Green Park Commons have been at the heart of our Chiltern communities since medieval times and have a valuable place in our social and cultural heritage. With around 200 commons, from more than 100ha to less than 0.01ha, they are a vital feature of our historic landscape. The historic use of commons has left a legacy all around us today. At this fascinating one-day seminar, our guest speakers will provide an insight into the history of the Chiltern commons and their heritage from the dawn of time to the 20th century. Come and learn about what we already know and discover what we are hoping to find out over the next few years. Entry is free but booking is essential. For more details go to www.wendovernews.co.uk

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Happy New Year! Thank you to all our customers We re-open on Monday 9th January 2012 Open Monday - Saturday Closed Wednesday & Sunday Large customer car park at rear of shop through archway

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Future Events Churches Together Lent Groups Shrove Tuesday 21 Feb, 7.30pm, W Christian Centre We will begin on Shrove Tuesday 21 February at 7.30pm with the promise of coffee and pancakes and continue on Tuesdays throughout Lent, to 27 March. Details to follow.

Wendover Celebrates Quiz Night Friday 24 February, Wendover Memorial Hall To fund raise in advance and get us all in the mood for Wendover Celebrates, the committee has organised a knock out quiz starting on Friday 24 February, details next month.

Wendover history walks (costumed interpreters) Mondays 23 April, 14 May, 18 June, 2 July, 10 September The programme starts at 1.30pm with a presentation on Wendover’s History. This is followed by a circular mostly level walk to meet costumed Wendover Inhabitants. The group returns to the church, and afternoon tea. Tickets £7 from Wendover Clock Tower, (01296) 696759 http:// www.wendover-pc.gov.uk/tourism

Wendover Music: Dates for Your Diary. 14 April Emma Johnson 12 May 9 June Heath String Quartet 7 July

Benjamin Grosvenor

clarinet Wendover Music is pleased to jazz announce its 2012 season, more details piano next month.

Walk an Arm’s Length Sunday 2 September Wendover Arm Trust is again organising the opportunity to walk the length of the Wendover Arm. Details later.

News from Wendover Health Centre 01296 623452 Monday

07:30 to 18:30


07:30 to 20:00

Wednesday 08:00 to 18:30 Thursday

07:30 to 18:30


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08:30 to 10.30

Opening Hours * for booked appointments and dispensary business only We will be closed on Monday 2 January. We close at 13:00 on one day every month for staff training. The next dates are Wednesday 18 January, Thursday 16 February and Wednesday 21 March. At all times when we are closed all calls to the surgery (01296623452) are diverted automatically to Bucks Urgent Care. Please

remember that we need two problems can be dealt with working days to issue (or without a face-to-face dispense) a prescription. consultation, saving the time and trouble of a journey to the Health Centre. If New Patients We welcome any new necessary you will be offered patients living in the an appointment to be seen Wendover area. If you wish on the same day, or a home to register at the Health visit will be arranged where it Centre please complete form is impossible for the patient GSM1 which is available from to get to the surgery. We aim Reception. You will need to to see patients who drop into produce proof of address the surgery with urgent (such as a utility bill or rental problems as soon as agreement) and ID possible, but delays are likely (preferably with a and we would ask that you photograph). call us first to discuss the problem with the duty team. Booking appointments If your problem is urgent then If your problem is not urgent please call us as soon as you can call at any time when possible; you may be offered we are open and you will be a nurse appointment on the offered an advance same day, or you will called appointment with the doctor back by one of the doctors or or nurse of your choice (if at nurses on duty. Many all possible).

When you call, the receptionist will ask you for information about your illness. This is aimed at guiding you to the right person as quickly as possible to deal with it, following guidelines developed by the doctor team. We understand that some patients may find this intrusive, and of course you are under no obligation to divulge details of your problem to a receptionist. However, this will help in your problem being dealt with quickly and effectively. Our website A wealth of information about Wendover Health Centre, and our sister surgeries at Bedgrove and Aston Clinton, and material on health, lifestyle and common diseases is available at: http://www.westongrove.com/

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Rewires Extra sockets Thames Valley Police has gone with 101, the new national Security Lighting single non-emergency number, which will replace the 0845 8 505 505 number. Other numbers will run side-by-side until All electrical work undertaken the end of March, but if demand for the current number drops 01296 625185 07944 251828 it may be discontinued earlier.

In January the NHP team will arrange opportunities for people to come to the police station to mark any new IPods, mobiles, laptops and other such items. Keep an eye out in next month’s newsletter for this. I would also like to make a personal plea to all party-goers leading up to New Year to not drink and drive. By all means have fun but please think before you drive both after a night out and in the morning after enjoying a night out. If you are going out and know you will be drinking, organise alternative transport or a designated driver to ensure everyone is able to enjoy the festive period safely. Stop checks will be carried out in your neighbourhood. PC Jo Smith Anti-Social Behaviour In November, no complaints were received regarding the previous problem behaviour on the central park/play area of Princess Mary Gate. Two groups of youths were moved on by local officers, but the incidents were minor, the children failing to consider how easily their voices were travelling. The police have also received positive feedback from various residents living near to the park who have stated that the situation has vastly improved. The local officers will continue their patrols whenever possible. We would also like to take the opportunity to advise residents that the earlier incident of disorder on this estate was in fact an isolated and domestic related incident and not connected to normal day to day activities in the area.

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SALSA DANCE CLASSES YOGA FOR ALL Shed those Christmas ADULT YOGA pounds the easy way. Tues 8 - 9pm and Thurs 9.30 -10.30am Salsa your way into shape at St Anne’s Hall Thurs 8 - 9 pm John Hampden School Salsa Hips. Next 6 week beginner course TEEN YOGA to rockin’ music starting Wed 4 January 2012 (Ages 11 to 16) Wendover Royal British Legion

7.45 - 8.30 p.m. Cost £35 To book call 07767234532 www.salsahips.co.uk

New Jazzercise dance-fitness classes will open in the Milton Keynes area and in Wilstone near Tring the week of Monday 9 January 2012. Jazzercise instructor Keri Donnellan has added the classes to accommodate new participants and to provide current participants with a greater choice of convenient class times. Keri now has a team of 9 instructors Tues 7 - 7.45 pm St Anne’s Hall working with her, teaching 27 classes a week in Aylesbury, CHILDREN’S YOGA (Ages 2 to 4) Bierton, Tring, Wilstone, Halton, Wendover, Milton Keynes, Thurs 10.45 - 11.15 am St Anne’s Hall Ivinghoe, Pitstone, Winslow, Mursley & Great Horwood. For Contact Sarah 01296 623543 the full class schedule – see website below.

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Keri’s Open House Charity Fundraiser and Jazzercise taster session takes place on Thursday 12 January 7.45pm in Halton combined School—for more on this see pages 2 & 3. The 60-minute regular Jazzercise class includes warm-up, high-energy aerobic routines, muscle-toning and cool-down stretch segment. Jazzercise combines elements of dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, kick-boxing and more, to create programs for people of every age and fitness level. The new Low Impact class offers people fitness that's invigorating, not intimidating! This 60-minute class pairs moderate aerobics with exercises designed to improve your strength, balance, and flexibility. Whether you're a senior, newcomer, pregnant, or prefer low impact, you can't go wrong with this popular light version of the original Jazzercise program. Keri says “I can see a huge demand for low impact classes and if all goes well, I plan to introduce more Low Impact classes into the schedule. If you want to find your nearest class, call Keri on 07900 987230, go to www.jazzclass.co.uk, www.facebook.com/ J a zzer c is eB uc k s Beds Her ts or em ail K er i at jazzercise1@hotmail.co.uk

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Fit for 2012 Keep Calm - Get Wellbeing into your life In 2012

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The New Year is here, what are your Resolutions? 01296 624004 07941 425187 TOP TEN TIPS from Cat Booker, local fitness professional: lizbrown@siggers.co.uk •Be honest about what you want to achieve and seek a Call Liz Ward 01296 625993 www.lizbrownyoga.co.uk professional who will do the same be it in a gym, personal training or in a local class/group CHILTERN FOOT 1 on 1 FITNESS TRAINING •Ask a specialist about what exercise will do for you HEALTH SERVICES Frustrated about your weight •Prepare to invest in a few essentials, you often need little to or body appearance? Ian Phipps MCFHP MAFHP get started or re-started Foot Health Practitioner You can make positive •Avoid making huge calorie cuts, as many diets are often (Wendover – based) changes! quick fixes and less healthy in the long term •Find friends to train with or attend classes to enjoy the Home Visits - 01296 696032 With circuit & weight training, social and fun aspects cardio, ab work Surgery at the Belmore Cen•Aim steadily to drink plenty of water daily, cut sugary drinks, & nutritional guides tre 01296 612361 excessive coffee, tea, and alcohol Visit: www.facebook.com/ •Find ways to relax and seek calm as stress strains our Registered Member of the British pages/Carolyns-Fitness-Training bodies and can trigger unhealthy habits Association of Foot Health Professionals Free consultation •Seek the support of those around you and encourage them to improve their wellbeing with you KATRINA RANCE FITNESS CLASSES WENDOVER & HALTON •Always seek advice from the GP before embarking on new MONDAY, TUESDAY & THURSDAY DAYTIME & EVENING exercise regimes Group Personal Training £20. Cat Booker Fitness provides personal training for small groups of up to 4, including fitness tests, exercise plans, one session a week, nutritional weight loss plan and periodic mini-fitness check-ups.


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HS2 HS2 announcement delayed The new Transport Secretary, Justine Greening, has delayed her announcement about High Speed 2 until January. In a written statement to Parliament, she said: “Since taking up office in October I have been considering the issues, raised as part of the consultation and additionally have listened to the views of Honourable Members. In order to ensure that my decision is based on a careful consideration of all relevant factors, I have concluded that I should allow myself until early in 2012 to announce my decisions. I am therefore notifying the House that I will not be making a further statement on the subject of high speed rail this year, but I expect to announce my decisions in January.” To read David Lidington’s www.wendover-news.co.uk




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FOOD FOR FUN, FAMILY AND FRIENDS Wendover’s own No2 Pound Street has done it again. At the

2011 Beautiful South Awards for Excellence ceremony in December they scooped Highly Commended in the category Outstanding Customer Service, and Silver for Flavour of the South East. Full details on www.wendover-news.co.uk

Travel Expressions Thinking about your next holiday….but too busy or need some help? Wading through brochures and scouring the internet can be time consuming so why not come to the experts and let us do the hard work for you! We would like to introduce you to Travel Expressions. We are a local independent travel agency based in Tring. We work alongside a large number of tour operators and can either book your holiday from the brochure or tailor it to suit your requirements.

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Tel: 01296 625385 care@carewatchmidbucks.co.uk Carewatch provides services to a wide range of individuals in the community; assisting with any personal care needs, domestic care needs, companionship or relief care for regular carers.


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MRA Painting & Decorating *Private & commercial work undertaken *Very competitive rates *References on request Matt : 07980 649380 CCS Christian’s Cleaning Service

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Mimi’s Mission Thank you to everyone who collected apples, made jams and chutneys, knitted and nattered, served teas, watched fireworks, made crafts ...... well the list goes on! I don’t know how my family can thank you enough for all your support and love. We have also had lots of donations and all kinds of beautiful things made which have been sold for Mimi’s Mission. Thank you to everyone who has held coffee mornings, made lunches and run different types of events on behalf of Mimi. The charity market raised a glorious £885.80 and the children’s craft day raised £1400.00.


Wendover and beyond have embraced Mimi’s Mission and many local organisations, charities and businesses have Working Cocker Spaniel Puppies WENDOVER MEMORIAL HALL made donations and run events. The list of our benefactors Millie has given birth to 8 puppies keeps growing and I am really thankful to Matt Ryan and the Ideal for Kennel Club Registered Weddings/Functions etc Numbers team as well as Nikki de Borde and Jane Atwell Looking for good homes late licences available who helped co-ordinate the huge response. As a family we Ready at end of January are very grateful for the positive response we have received Enquiries : 07804 671445 01296 625993 from our community. Mimi’s Mission has become much mark.ward192@btinternet.com AngieWMH@aol.com bigger than I ever thought possible and a Trust has been set up for her. I hope that by setting up this Trust everyone will feel confident that all donations will be used to improve Mimi’s health and quality of life. Mimi returned to Frenchay Hospital on 9 December 2011 and had a formal physiotherapy evaluation. This is part of the NICE guidelines. If you have not signed up to follow Mimi's Mission on facebook yet, then please do, and send on to all your friends. Nicole Simpson Mum to Mimi Simpson, www.mimismission.co.uk Fundraising to Improve Mimi’s Health and Quality of Life

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January 2012

Club Corner

Nick Taylor

Landscape Gardener

Wendover Art Club A very successful two day exhibition of over 75 pictures was staged by Wendover Art Club at the end of November. Thanks to everyone who visited the show and in particular those who purchased pictures. The ever popular “vote for your favourite painting” was won by Joyce Lecomber with her portrait entitled “Dreaming” : see our website www.wendoverartclub.org for more details. We would also like to thank all the local retailers who supported us. We are always pleased to welcome new members: e-mail us at info@wendoverartclub.org or phone 01296.624708.

Get Wendover Cycling AGM Tuesday 6 March, 7.30pm Get Wendover Cycling will hold its AGM on Tuesday 6 March at 7.30pm at 64A Lionel Avenue, Wendover. All are welcome. Please come and give us your ideas on how to encourage cycling in Wendover. Further information from Chris Peeler - 01296 624089. Wendover News has received a report from Aylesbury Cycling Campaign on the Street Light Switch Off Trial. Full details at www.wendover-news.co.uk

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PSYCHIC READINGS Experienced accurate clairvoyant offers friendly support and help on all life’s issues

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Murray’s Cleaning Services 01442 250679 / 07952 544666


We aim to promote an atmosphere which encourages individuality, independence and the right to choose, whilst maintaining a safe, happy and caring environment.

The Wendover Society will be undertaking some essential maintenance on the Purssell Path, (which it owns), this winter by removing fallen branches and on-going management work to improve conditions for wildlife, based 01296 625188 on a Management Plan drawn up by Bucks County Council. E-mail: marianne@leonardpulham.co.uk For more information: Jonathan Seabrook on 01296-623286. Website: www.leonardpulham.co.uk

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Rachel Kingston Beauty Therapy Pampering, for those who wouldn’t normally

Come Bell Ringing!

Facials, Waxing, Manicures, Pedicures, Hopi Ear Candles and Lash TInts 01296 625438 07973 516427 www.rachelkingston.co.uk

Were you inspired by the recent TV documentaries and the sound of bells over the Christmas period? Would you like to try bell ringing yourself and maybe ring for the Olympics or the Queen’s Jubilee in 2012? If so, please come and join us! Wendover bell ringers meet each Tuesday evening from 7.30 to 9pm at St Mary’s Church and can promise you a very warm welcome, whether you’re a complete beginner or already an experienced ringer. To find out more, please phone Elizabeth Sorrell on 01296 622334 or email liza_hutchings@yahoo.co.uk.

11+ Coaching in Wendover with Experienced Teacher BOB HOOK

For more details phone:


07786 078453 01296 625548

Bob has taken over from Paul Smith: Gas Safe No: 143184 01296 421859 07721 512453

5 Alive!

5.00pm Sundays, Wendover Christian Centre 5 Alive! happens every Sunday in term time between 5 and 6.15pm at Wendover Christian Centre. Children from 8 to 13 and their families are welcome, and younger children too. 5 Alive! begins with fantastic food, then a time of informal worship, learning, activities and discussion. Everyone who PROBLEMS WITH YOUR FEET comes along can get involved. If you think this might be for Finding it difficult to cut your toenails? you, why not come along and see what happens? The new Ingrowing or thick toenails causing term starts on Sunday 8 January. If you have any queries or if problem? you would like to get involved, please get in touch with Nick Painful Corns & Calluses! and Jo Morley nj@morleys.org.uk 01296 623289.

FOOT HEALTH PROFESSIONAL Gill Crayford-Venn MCFHP MAFHP Registered Member of The British Association of Foot Health Professionals

HOME VISITS TEL: 01296 612921

MOB: 07917 165881

Wendover Tennis and Squash Club The Junior and Adult Tennis, Squash and Racketball programmes recommence after the winter break on 9 January. The internal team Racketball Team Tournament is continuing and is proving a success in involving members of all standards in the competition. Contact details for these and other activities are at www.wendovertennisandsquash.co.uk.

DC Kaye & Co Solicitors 10a High Street, Wendover, Bucks (Located above the Post Office)


Conveyancing Services Wills, Probate, Trusts, Tax Planning Power of Attorney & Court of Protection Family – Divorce – Finances – Children Employment & Compromise Agreements Mergers and Acquisitions Accident Claims, No Win, No Fee Boundary & Land Disputes, Enfranchisements Consumer/Contract/Construction Disputes Home Visits, Docs Storage, No Annual Fee Plus a wide range of other services

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LYNDA JANE RAYBOULD & associate Beryl Hinton welcome all patients to

PERRY HOUSE DENTAL SURGERY for routine dental treatment. Acupuncture, Bleaching and Cosmetic treatments also available in a relaxing and friendly environment

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January 2012

Corner Wendover Cricket Club Wendover Cricket Club would like to thank all those who contributed to its successful 50/50 Auction on 19 November. A record profit of £1,900 was achieved and will contribute to the expenses of running junior cricket and 2 grounds. During the Club’s successful tour to Brighton in September, £60 was raised in fines and this sum has been donated to The Iain Rennie Hospice at Home charity. Indoor training / nets for young and old alike will begin in late February 2012 and details will be published in the February edition.

Mid Bucks Beekeepers Association

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Professional Plumbing & Heating Engineer Full Central Heating Systems, Gas & Oil Boiler Servicing Bathroom Planning & Installations Small Jobs happily undertaken

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Our monthly winter meetings commence the year CHIMNEY SWEEP with a Quiz Night on 18 January at the Bowls Club Sugarcraft Specialist on Dobbins Lane. The unusually warm weather has led to call Simon on; Cake DecoratingSupplies bees flying throughout November and much of December, 01296 696860 01844 343726 this is good news as we know the colonies are surviving, but 1 Town Court, High St 07936 791833 it means that the bees are likely to be consuming their winter Wendover Bucks, HP22 6EA stores which means we may have to feed the bees before Cornelli.sugarcraft@tiscali.co.uk www.swebbchimneyservices.co.uk spring arrives. More information at www.mbbka.org.uk.

Scout Community Week or Bob-A-Job As you may have read in the national press the Scout Association is bringing back Bob-A-Job week or at least the idea of it under the new title of ‘Scout Community Week’. The idea being that scouts get involved in improving their local surroundings. Wendover Scouts are now looking for a project to get involved with. The scouts commitment will be over the week of the 14 - 18 May. We have over 200 enthusiastic members but please remember the age range is from 6 years to 18 years. If you

are involved in a community group or organisation and think you may have a suitable project that young people can get involved with, please contact Bob Field on 01296 435877.



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You Write

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Coal Merchant Logs, Compost Coal & smokeless fuel Delivered to your door, low prices

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I am fortunate enough to have grown up in Wendover and I have always been proud to be a Wendovrian, and in particular of our welcoming, open spirit. There is always something going on in the village, and everyone is welcome to participate and share the joy. Over the last 20 years, the makeup of the High Street has changed significantly, with different shops coming and going, and all have been supported by the good people of Wendover as far as I know. I was so disappointed to learn that this has changed. A new coffee shop applied for change of use of the old Barclays Bank building, and some local shopkeepers decided to start a petition, indulging in a vicious campaign to prevent another coffee shop from opening. This conduct is wrong, unethical, and the very opposite of what I consider to be in the spirit of a Wendovrian. Personally, I don’t like coffee, but I truly detest this disgraceful behaviour and I believe it has no place here – your shameful conduct is a stain on our beautiful village. Having done a little research into the matter and discovered that far from being a corporate giant, Costa Coffee is a franchise based organisation, and the group that wants to open a store in Wendover currently has 7 stores, this will be their eighth. I am yet to hear of how a chain of 8 coffee shops can threaten the very fabric of our society. I have also discovered that the new store will need staff, and that in their other stores, over 80% of staff are under 25. Given that youth unemployment recently hit 1 million, do we really want to encourage youth unemployment in Wendover? I’m also curious as to how many coffee shops is too many? Is there a mathematical formula? Surely that is for the


www.wendover-computers.co.uk Using a computer can be frustrating at times, so why not let me help. I am a qualified IT Technician and can help with all your computer needs at very competitive rates.

call Pete on 0800 311 8385 or mobile 07881 555482 email pete@wendover-computers.co.uk

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You Write consumers of Wendover to decide, not rival shopkeepers. There are several public houses, a similar number of hairdressers and salons, as well as competition within other markets such as flowers, antiques and estate agents. As far as I know, none of these shopkeepers have gone out of their way to exterminate competition in such a callous fashion. So next time someone there is a petition against bringing jobs and investment to the village, I hope all Wendovrians will carefully consider whether they really are prepared to endorse such a campaign. Matthew Harris

MS Centre says “Thank you” many times Thank you 6,275 times!!! The Chilterns MS Centre has been awarded a NatWest Community Force grant of £6,275. 1,074 people voted for the Centre. Julie Dean patient and Trustee said "We are so grateful to everyone who supported us by voting, thank you." The Centre based in Halton, although the address of the new building will be Wendover, provides treatments and services which help to alleviate the distressing symptoms experienced by people who have multiple sclerosis (MS). Work on the new building is going well with completion due in August 2012. It is hoped that in time some of the treatments and facilities can be made available for people with other neurological conditions. Engraved bricks can be purchased to support the building project. Anyone wishing to find out about volunteering opportunities or other ways they can help should contact Sue Barber suebarber130@btinternet.com. The team at No2 Pound Street - Wine & Food were thrilled to hand over a cheque on behalf of their customers for £1,002.07 to the Chilterns MS Centre at the Local Charity Market held on the Manor Waste on 26 November 2011.

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For all your plastering and painting needs, please call Steve on 01296 426584 or 07779 331391 scdredding@gmail.com BIOENERGY PRACTICE Sunday 10-12 Halton Village Hall Movement meditation. Free your energies, clear the mind, shake off your problems. Chris: 01296 696604 chrismaylor@homecall.co.uk

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Local Faces : Nigel From beginner to advanced, learn to sing freely with confidence and skill. Professional singer, now teaching in Wendover, call:

Nigel McKinnon-Clark was born in 1950 in They moved into Weston Turville and really Sutton, Surrey, the younger son of a appreciated the fact that their children and successful owner of the family motor their business were in the same village. They Diana Sharp made so many friends as business. 07932 129 216 well, most of whom they still see and socialise Educated in Surrey and Swan Valley with to this day. London he started his Roofing working life in the city as a Flat roofing specialists Unable to sit still, Nigel Trainee Stockbroker, Free Estimates - all work guaranteed decided to sell these followed by a stint in the Over 30 years experience successful enterprises, Money Broking business, Tel: 01296 625433 New Number! and went to work for with lots of travel to far and Regent Inns, who already distant places. BARRY BAUGHAN owned the Red Lion in Wendover. Experienced GARDENER At the age of 31, Nigel realized his ambition to run Reliable Service A frenzied few years his own business, when, Tel: 01296 613973 ensued, as Regent became a public quoted after some intensive training, he made a Mobile: 07598 595872 Company in 1994 and expanded across the complete career change and became the (fully insured) landlord of the Aristocrat pub, on the gyratory UK. system in Aylesbury - a bit of a change, one ROY COATES Being a local lad, Nigel kept a particular might say, but he loved it. Building Services interest in the Red Lion, by now a successful Repairs to part of the expanded group. However, things The Aristocrat’s Happy Hour was the place to Windows took a turn for the worse in the late 1990’s be, and the parties were the talk of the town: Guttering Leaking Roofs Steel Bands in the garden in the Summer, when a big black hole was discovered in the Flashings Beaujolais Nouveaux, Halloween, and of business’s finances. He decided it was time Brickwork course the famous New Year’s Eve fancy to get out and so he set up his own London Competitive Rates based Pubs & Bars business in 2001. dress evenings. ℡ 01296 625296 07885 095366 Nigel and his wife Jane made a great team Nigel says, “It’s been a great ride, some and expanded on to The Harrow at years better than others, and along with General building work:the Bishopstone, and then their third site at the every other business in the UK, Local Builder recession hasn’t done us any favours!” Chequers in Weston Turville. Non VAT registered

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and Jane McKinnon-Clark Jane was born in Purley, Surrey in 1953, the eldest of three children. She attended a grammar school in Dorking, Surrey attaining good results in both ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels. Her first job was in London as a textile technologist in the marketing department of new yarns and fibres. She travelled frequently to Milan, working with a renowned knitwear designer, who made up garments for promotional shows around the UK.

was known as “Nigel’s part time wife”. She does admit that she thought Nigel’s new career choice might be a passing phase, but Nigel loved the business and was quickly very successful.

fashion background. She was able to help Nigel redecorating some of the Regent Inns pubs including The Red L i o n , a s we l l a s w o r k i n g o n commissions for local clients. She worked closely with Sue at Cromptons who became a very good friend .

In l984 their first daughter, Sarah, arrived and fortunately they had moved into their first proper home in Bucks only two weeks before! They lived in this house in Weston Turville for the next 13 years and loved the village.

By now Jane had become Mum’s Taxi as the girls were active teenagers. They sold up and lived at the Red Lion with their dog, Lucky, for 6 weeks until they were able to move into their present house in Wendover. As usual, In 1976, she moved to work within In 1986 daughter number two, Laura, Phil and Jan, then managers of the Red Fashion Retail, firstly with Country arrived and Nigel was looking to expand Lion, made their stay as comfortable as possible! Casuals as a buyer, and later with his empire. Jaeger as Retail Fashion Advisor. They took over the Chequers in Weston Now, after 11 years in Wendover, they During this time, whilst having a drink in Turville, and employed a nanny to look are on the move again! The girls have a pub in Surrey near her childhood after the girls so that Jane could help flown the nest and Nigel and Jane feel home, she bumped into Nigel, whom run the two businesses. After a major the time has come to realise another she had known since she was 14, and refurbishment, the Chequers business dream. had seen occasionally over the years. grew rapidly and enjoyed the same As he left, he asked for her number and success as the Aristocrat. Jane found it They are hopefully off to France, where difficult with long hours and two small they already have holiday properties, they married three months later! children so they decided to sell the and are looking to find another They lived in Epsom over the next few business and she was able to become a renovation project. years, both commuting to London, and full time mother. They are not sure if this is forever. They when Nigel decided on a change of career in 1983 they left Epsom and However once the girls were settled at will have to wait and see, but do know moved into the tiny upstairs rooms of school, she also went back to school that they will miss Wendover and hope the Aristocrat in Aylesbury. Jane and studied Interior Design – a natural the many friends they have made in the carried on commuting to London and progression from her textiles and area will go out to visit them.

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Wendover Parish Council Page

Matters Arising View from the Chair As we look to 2012, some things never seem to change! The lights go up in the village, the decorations in the shops and the streets, everyone in a festive mood. Thanks to Wendover Chamber of Trade and Commerce and Jill from the Clock Tower for organising a wonderful late night shopping evening on 7 December. Congratulations to Lets Rent for their winning shop window. Congratulations also to the runners up and, in fact, all the entrants. Our target next year is to get ALL shops to enter. Another idea for 2012 is that we encourage other competitions throughout the Parish. How about best garden, best citizen in different categories (Senior and Junior), best village organisation, best employee in the village. We could have an awards ceremony at the 2012 late night shopping event. Any other ideas for competitions to the Clock Tower marked for the attention of Councillor Walsh. Christmas comes and goes and we are now looking forward to 2012. Others make reference to W endover Celebrates. I would also like to plug this event which takes place at the beginning of June. A lot of people are already working hard to ensure it is a success. If you want to volunteer in any capacity contact Wendover Celebrates through their website or via the Clock Tower.

Finally I would like to thank the Councillors and staff of Wendover Parish Council. Councillors are unpaid and commit a lot of their personal time to ensuring that things move forward in the interest of the people of Wendover. Sometimes things don't work out and projects don't get off the ground as quickly as others but by sheer perseverance we are getting there. Special thanks to Jill Bottomley and all staff for all the hard work and unseen effort that ensures that things are being steered in the right direction. The Parish Council would like to thank Jane Larkham, editor of the Wendover News, for her generosity and support in getting ‘Matters Arising’ off the ground.

Christmas Lights We have a new system of lights for the Clock Tower this year as the old ones were failing and there was concern about possible damage to the building by the old heavy frames. This is our first year with the new system. It is much cheaper and easier to change than before and improvements can be made as we go along. The white light theme will be kept and we hope to upgrade the lights for the Christmas tree next year.

Wendover Celebrates

At the December meeting the Parish Council voted to give Wendover Celebrates an initial grant of £2,500. This followed a detailed presentation by It just remains for me to wish you all a members of the Wendover Celebrates Happy New Year for 2012. committee supported by many village Bob Duggan, Chairman groups at the meeting. The grant enables the committee to pay urgently Fishing requir ed depos its f or ess ential Due to low equipment hire ahead of the 4 June water levels fishing event next year. at Hampden Pond has been suspended to protect Commemorative Benches & Trees fish stocks. To find out about On occasion the Parish Council season ticket reimbursement receives requests for a bench or tree to please contact the Clock be placed in Wendover as a memorial. Tower, details below. All the necessary details and prices for purchasing a tree and guard or hardwood bench, with a plaque if desired, are available from the Clock Local Produce Market Manor Waste 9.00am to 1.00pm Tower. Suggestions for appropriate settings within the Parish are welcomed.

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Wendover Parish Council, The Clock Tower, High Street, Wendover, HP22 6DU www.wendover-pc.gov.uk


01296 623056

Community Information Office


01296 696759

SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICES for January 2012 WENDOVER FREE CHURCH, AYLESBURY ROAD 11.00am Morning Worship ST. ANNE’S ROMAN CATHOLIC, AYLESBURY ROAD 9.15am Sunday Mass; Confessions Saturdays 11.00am

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ST. MARY’S CHURCH OF ENGLAND 8.00am Holy Communion 1st Sunday at St Mary’s, thereafter St Anne’s 9.00am Holy Communion & 10.30am Varied Family Services & Jnr. Church

ST MICHAEL’S HALTON: 6.00pm Service every Sunday For more about church services, courses and meetings, visit the Churches Together Office:

@stmary’s, 11 High Street, HP22 5DU 10 am - 12.30pm each weekday 01296 623123

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Pension Planning Investment Portfolios Life Assurance and Savings Mortgages and Remortgages Tax Planning Health Insurance

Contact John Osborne

01296 620950


07818 417388

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