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Wendover Evening WI Spring Fair Saturday 16 March 10am - 12noon Wendover Library Room

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Mondays 13.30 Wendover Baby/Toddler Group 0-5yrs term time. Wendover Memorial Hall, details 709791 Mondays The Rotary Club of Wendover & District, for meeting times see Mondays 19.30 -21.30 Bucks French Club, Holiday Inn, Weston Turville, except Bank holidays, details 07738 512664 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fridays JAZZERCISE classes to suit you : 07900 987230 Accompany your wedding/drinks Tue & Wed19.30 Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell : details 624089 Tue & Thu Morning and Evening Adult, Teen & Children's Yoga Classes. 01296 623543, reception, lunch, Tuesdays 10.00 Simply Walk, meet at Wendover Clock Tower for easy walk approx 1 hour, details 01494 475367 dinner or club night Tuesdays 13.30-15.30 artsmart Drawing for Absolute Beginners, Wendy Lewis Studio, Wendover 01494 670372 with David, who Tuesdays 20.00 Wheelers & Dealers, Square Dance Club, Wendover Memorial Hall : 07731 776654 plays saxophone & Tuesdays 20.00 IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall, or call 01296 612632 clarinet with full We’days 19.00 Slimming World, Wendover Youth Club, contact or 0773 888 2736 band, high quality Wed’days 19.45 - 20.45 Salsa Dance Classes at Wendover Royal British Legion, Bookings: 07767 234532 backing tracks - jazz Thursdays 6.15 onwards : New Kung Fu classes for kids and adults Call Mark on 07809 403208 St Anne’s Hall. Thursdays 19.00 Ballroom & Latin Dance Class / 20.00 : Dance, Wendover Memorial Hall, details 01442 865734 standards, Latin, film/show tunes & pop. Thursdays 19.45 Wendover Choral Society, St. Mary’s Church Wendover. Details 01296 620450 Fridays 10.00 Churches together in Wendover Noah’s Ark Parent & Toddler Group, Wendover Christian Centre

Adult & child saxophone/clarinet tuition available. Beginners FEBRUARY welcome. Audio samples/playlist Mon 25 Start : A 5 week course to discover the basics of the Christian faith. Small groups. 01296 623123 etc. on Thu 28 10.00-17.00 THE BIG BREW @st mary’s shop - come and sample/taste our fairly traded goods all day Tel. 01296 615118


Cat Show Saturday 6 April 2013 Wendover Memorial Hall Open to the public 12.30 - 4pm Entrance: £2, or £1 for Senior Citizens/Children

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01 14.00 Women’s World Day of Prayer interdenominational service at St Anne’s, refreshments afterwards 02 9.30 Tring Market Auctions, Brook Street, Tring, HP23 5ED For details call 01442 826446 02 9.30-12.00 Chesham Prep School Open Morning : See advert on page 3. 04 19.30 Wendover Parish Council Meeting held in Wendover Library Room. All welcome 07 19.00 Wendover Library Reading Group : For details call 07979 855047 08 19.30 Quiz night in aid of Clock Tower Restoration Fund. Tickets available from the Clock Tower 09 10.00-18.00 Chiltern MS Centre Art Exhibition (HP22 5LX) 01296 696133 See article on page 4 09 10.00-1200 Children’s Craft morning for Mothering Sunday at Wendover Christian Centre 09 19.30-23.00 Barn Dance at St Mary’s Church with Hayloft Band. Tickets £10 incl ploughman’s 10 11.00-16.00 Chiltern MS Centre Art Exhibition (HP22 5LX) 01296 696133. See article on page 4 10 Mothering Sunday 10 18.30 Contemplative Fire Gathering at St Mary’s Church 6.15 for 6.30pm start. 2nd Sun of month 11 10.00 Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide local support group, for details call 07890 973751 11 Copy date for APRIL edition of Wendover News 12 19.45 W. Evening WI, My Role as Mayor of Aylesbury: Denise Summers. St Anne’s Hall, 01296 582318 13 19.45 Celebrating 20 years of teaching Jazzercise at Wendover Memorial Hall 13 19.00 Grandparents Association Support Group, Holiday Inn Weston Turville Call 01296 582614 13 20.00 Chiltern Humanists : Humanist Pastoral Care in Prison: Amy Walden, Amersham Community Ctr 14 20.00 Chiltern Writers Wendover, Wendover Library Room 14 20.00 Weston Turville Horticultural Society: John Branham– National Vegetable Society, WT Village Hall 15 18.00 Evening Jumble Sale: Stoke Mandeville Methodist Church, Eskdale Rd. Funds for Karibuni Trust 16 09.00-13.00 Local Produce Market : Manor Waste outside Budgens 16 10.00-12 Noon. Wendover Evening WI SPRING FAIR, Library Room, Wendover 17 10.00-14.00 Princes Risboro Farmers Market. High St. PR. Free Parking. (3rd Sun of Each Month) 17 17.30 for 18.00 Film performance : The General with Buster Keaton. For full details see ad pg 3 21 9.00-15.00 (Trade 8.00am) Legacy Fairs, Antiques & Collectors Market, Wendover Memorial Hall 21 14.30 Wendover Horticultural Society “Colour in the Garden: Peter Bird. Wendover Library Room 21 20.00 Aylesbury Centre for Nat. Trust: Norwegian Adventure : James Loosley, Broughton Jnr School 22 09.30-12.30 Freedom Parade along Wendover High Street with adjacent roads closed, see back page 22 19.30 Big Quiz for Rotary Club. Tickets £12.50 incl. cheese platter. Licensed Bar. Memorial Hall 22 20.00 WT Historical Society: The Origin of the Species: Prof. Chris Stringer. WT Village Hall 23 – April 21 Jane Muir “Closer to the Birds” Art Exhibition. Barn Courtyard Gallery, see ad top pg 3 25 10-12 Wendover Soc. Coffee Morning displaying historic Wendover postcards & photos. St. Anne’s Hall 28 14.30 WTU3A Suburban Home from 1939-1945, Mike Brown, Weston Turville Village Hall 31 Easter Sunday

Loyalty Card Offers See also and Wendover Hardware on the Manor Waste Scruples—10% off eye lash extensions a little bird gallery—20% off selected framed prints Budgens—see shop Lasting Powers of Attorney—10% reduction Village Environment Services—20% discount on drains work The Bakers Shop—meal deal @stmarys—Big Brew Day 28 Feb, 5% discount on all purchases No2 Pound Street—10% off all retail purchases Wendover Post Office—25% off Yankee candles Perry Street Dental Surgery—10% off bleaching

Barn Dance Raising funds for St Mary’s Refurbishment

Saturday 9 March 2013 7.30pm – 11.00pm at St Mary’s Church, Wendover

Dancing to Hayloft Band Ploughman’s supper, licensed bar Tickets £10 available from: @ st mary’s shop, all church services, Wendover Clock Tower

Events March 2013


Closer to the Birds Exhibition by Jane Muir

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Thu 28 February 10.00 @st mary’s shop Sample fair-trade drinks like tea and coffee Directors must be able to commit to the free. I love Wendover loyalty card offer 5% organisation in the months leading up to an off all goods for the day. event. The current committee members already volunteer much of their spare time to local organisations. It is time for new faces Women’s World Day of Prayer from the community to make a mark and Friday 1 March, 2pm, St Anne’s Church Women's World Day of Prayer - International continue the 2012 legacy. It is vital that new and interdenominational service arranged by people step up as we risk not having enough the women of France and the theme this year manpower to organise or manage future is “I was a Stranger and You welcomed Me”. events without more help. For further information please see If you are interested in becoming a Director of the Com pany, pleas e em ail: info@wendoverc BY Wendover Celebrates, MARCH 7 2013. Please state why you would like to join and what skills you would bring to Team of Directors the team. You will be sent an application form Please apply by Thursday 7 March 2013 Wendover Celebrates organised the and a fact sheet with more details about the Wendover Jubilee and Olympic celebrations role. on Monday 4 June 2012. We want to carry on that success with another event in 2014. This Clock Tower Quiz will require a lot of hard work and we need 8 March, 7.30pm, Wendover Memorial Hall more people to share the workload. Have some fun and raise money to restore the bell tower of Wendover Clock Tickets £12 per person, Wendover Celebrates is a not for profit Tower. Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee includes fish supper, from Wendover and needs more directors. Directors are Clock Tower, tel 01296 696759. responsible for the day to day running of the


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Saturday 13th April 7.30pm - Stephen Hough (Piano) Romantic and virtuoso works by Chopin, Schumann, Brahms and Stephen Hough himself Saturday 18th May 7.30pm - Brodsky Quartet (Strings) The ‘Wheel of 4Tunes’: popular string quartets chosen by chance by the players and audience. th

Saturday 8 June 7.30pm - Tasmin Little (Violin) & Martin Roscoe (Piano) Saturday 6th July 7.30pm - Hilliard Ensemble (Vocal Quartet) Concert Tickets £14 (concessions £13) Children (+5 years) £1 from Wendover, Princes Risborough & Aylesbury Tourist Information Offices. Credit Card Hotline – call Aylesbury Visitor Information Centre 01296 330559. (Booking fee will apply)

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The Trustees and Committee of The Wendover Memorial Hall are looking to appoint a bookings clerk/treasurer to oversee the bookings and finances for our busy Village Hall. Monthly honorarium is provided No previous experience is necessary but computer literacy is a must.

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by calling 07974 168217 or emailing Closing date 22nd March 2013

Sat 23 Mar to Sun 21 Apr Tue-Sat 10am-5pm Sun 11am-4pm Meet Jane 23 Mar 2-5pm a little bird told me gallery The Barn Courtyard 25 High Street Wendover HP22 6DU 01296 620428 07854 787733 LEGACY FAIRS Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 21 March 9am-2pm (Trade 8.00am) Entrance by donation to Charity

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Coffee Morning 25 March 10am to 12pm St. Anne’s Hall Display of historic Wendover photos and postcards

Non members welcome

A Night at the Movies! A step back in time to the excitement of the silent movies. Featuring

‘THE GENERAL’ A film starring Buster Keaton with ‘live piano accompaniment ‘ by Adrian Johnson Tea & cakes will be served before the performance. Contemporary refreshments will be available during the short interval served by our delightful usherettes.

Sunday March 17th 2013 St Mary’s Church, Wendover

Doors open at 5.30 Performance at Tickets from The Clock Tower £7.50. (01296 696759) This show is presented to you by members of Wendover Choral Society and revenue will go towards the society’s funds and St Mary’s Church Fund.

Easter Sunday Services St Mary’s Church of England 8.00am Holy Communion at St Mary’s 9.00am Parish Communion 10.30am All Age Communion St Michael’s, Halton : 6.00pm Holy Communion St Anne’s RC Church, Aylesbury Road, Wendover 9.15am Mass Wendover Free Church, Aylesbury Road, HP22 22 6JG 11.00am Morning Worship For Holy Week services please see page 8

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Sat 9 Mar 10am – 12, W Christian Centre Children are invited to make something for Mothering Sunday at Wendover Christian Centre on Saturday 9 March from 10am to 12 noon. Lots of different craft ideas will be on offer so they can make Mothering Sunday a This, our 8th annual exhibition is the first one really special day for those who love them to be held in our new building. We will have most. the works of about 100 artists, both local and not so local, using various media. Lent meetings in Wendover Saturday 9 March 10am-6pm Sunday 10 March 11am-4pm Chilterns MS Centre, Oakwood Close, Wendover, HP22 5LX 01296 696133 e- m ai l : inf o @c h i l t er ns m s c en tr e. or g.

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The Lent meetings organised by Churches Together in Wendover continue, open to all, in the weeks leading to Easter. The theme is ‘Prayer’. You are welcome to come and explore different, perhaps surprising, ways of praying! Learn about icons on 5 March with the artist-in-residence from St Mary’s Church, Aylesbury. Walk the labyrinth on 12 March (sessions from 5.30pm – call Gill Osmond The starting price last year was £10, post 01296 582419 for details). Contemplate cards and prints of the originals are available portraits of Jesus on 19 March. Meetings on in some cases. There is a sale of teas, 5th and 19th start with coffee at 7.30pm. coffees and delicious homemade cakes which may taste even better after a walk in Chiltern Humanists neighbouring Wendover Woods. As in Wed 13 Mar, 8pm Amersham Com Centre previous years we are well supported by Humanist Pastoral Care in Prison many local businesses and individuals for Speaker – Amy Walden which we are very grateful. We hope you will Amy is by profession a Probation Officer take the opportunity to come and see both working inside Winchester Prison. With over the artwork and view the excellent facilities at 40% of the prisoners at Winchester nonour new centre. religious, she is convinced that Humanist The artists display a wide range of subject matters and skills, ranging from recreational to professional. Some are patients at the Centre, some are friends and relations and some just keen to support the event and show their art in the process. Most of the exhibits are sold with a percentage going to the Centre, but some are donated.

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Look forward to something special Sunday 17 March, 6pm, St Mary’s Church Are you ready for a good laugh? The age of the Silent Movie is well and truly past and now we go to the cinema often to be transported to unbelievable worlds of fantasy and imagination. However, if you sometimes yearn for the simpler things in life, you may well enjoy an evening of pure talent and the chance to see Buster Keaton’s classic comedy ‘THE GENERAL’ featuring live improvised piano accompaniment from Adrian Johnson.

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season of Buster Keaton films at the Rex Cinema in Berkhamsted. He provided live improvised music to several films which he had never seen until the actual performance. It was electrifying! Adrian said afterwards, ‘this is what I was born for. It was scary but I enjoyed it more than anything I have ever done.’ Some people will remember Adrian from the concert a year ago by Bill Houghton entitled ‘Trumpets and Other things’. Tea and cakes of the period will be served from 5.30 - 6 pm when the film will start. There will be a short interval after 45 minutes when you can purchase popcorn and sweets from our attractive Usherettes followed by the conclusion of the film. Tickets are £7.50 and can be bought from Wendover Clock Tower. There will be limited tickets at the door.

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Why not have your slippery paths/ patio cleaned ready for Spring? Freedom of Entry Parade Closer to the Birds, Jane Muir Exhibition Call Simon Shirley 22 March, 9:30am-12:30pm, High Street Sat 23 Mar-Sun 21 April, Barn Courtyard 625053 / 07836 665512 RAF Halton will exercise its right to the Tue - Sat: 10am- 5pm; Sun: 11am - 4pm

Freedom of Entry to AVDC with a parade through Wendover. Accompanied by the Central Band of the Royal Air Force Clements Carpentry personnel from RAF Halton will parade & Property Services fully qualified & experienced though the village bearing the Queen’s Colour for RAF Halton. A fly-past is expected at 1100. The High Street and other adjacent 01296 625863 roads will be closed between approx. 9.30am 07584 201706 to 12.30pm. For more details see Matters Arising on page 24. A friendly and reliable service

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Rotary Club Annual “Big Quiz” 22 March, 7.30pm, Wen Memorial Hall In the past our Big Quiz has raised thousands for local causes. This year the main beneficiary is Chilterns MS Centre. Tables of 8, £12.50 per person includes a cheese platter and licensed bar. Tickets from www.wendoverrotary or club members.

Come and meet Jane on Saturday 23 March between 2-5 pm in a little bird told me gallery, The Barn Courtyard opposite the Manor Waste. The prints shown in this exhibition are hand made by Jane Muir. She prints them herself in small limited editions on her own press in her studio at Weston Turville. These images are not reproductions. Indian hand made rag paper gives a more textual quality to prints and watercolours because of its varied surface and porosity. Imagination and experiment can lead to exciting results! A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking

Sat 23 March, 8pm, St Anne’s Hall What happens when the wife and mistress meet? Do sparks fly? The Moving on Theatre company will be performing this hilarious comedy in St Anne’s Hall at 8pm on Saturday 23 March. Box office: 01494 446790 Mobile: 07412 076364 and 07989 408940 The Book Club Proceeds of the bar will go to support Bega Sat 23 March 10.30am, W Christian Centre kwa Bega Uganda Orphans. Coffee, cake and plenty of interesting conversation are available at Wendover Christian Centre at Book Club. We meet at 10.30am until about 11.30am to discuss what Wendover Twinning Association we have been reading, our favourite authors, Thursday 28 March, 8pm, W Library Room hear recommendations and sometimes swap Find out all about the Brunel Family in France books. No set reading – just the opportunity from David Richards.. This includes rural to talk over the books we enjoy. All welcome. Normandy and The Revolution.


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Fancy a long weekend in France? The members of Wendover Twinning Association will be hosted this year by our friends in Liffré. We’ll be staying with families, living their lifestyle, eating their food and drinking their wine (always a great pleasure). I know they’re in the throes of sorting out a weekend of great entertainment for us and, based on past experience, it should be an action-packed and fun weekend. We’ll be staying an extra day this year, leaving Wendover on the afternoon of Thursday 23 May, travelling overnight and arriving in Liffré the following morning. Our return will be on Monday 27 May, with an e.t.a. of midnight. Most families have someone who speaks English and there is always somebody around to help out the less confident so don’t let a lack of the language put you off an excellent way to learn more about the French and dispel the myths put about by the media that they don’t like us. They do! If you would like to participate or just know more about what is involved please contact us at one of the following numbers: Barbara 01296 624708, Glynis 01296 625565, Mike 01296 622778

Know your blood pressure Thursday 25 April, 10am – 3pm, Wendover Library Room Do you have high blood pressure? Do you know what your blood pressure is? One of the major causes of strokes is high blood pressure. Strokes lead to deaths, and serious disabilities and can occur at any age. In many cases a change of diet can reduce blood pressure. Medication can also help some people. The Rotary Club of Wendover and District has arranged for qualified staff to be at Wendover Library Room from 10am until 3pm to take your blood pressure and provide tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits all for free. Do yourself a favour. Know your blood pressure.

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A date for your diary; Saturday 13 April a family Ceilidh evening.

Our mobile clinic services remote rural communities in central southern Uganda where no other medical assistance is readily Maundy Thursday 28 March available. Last year we treated over 16,000 Fully qualified & Insured 9:30am Communion service at St Mary’s patients. We need to replace and upgrade Office: 01296 581200 8:00pm Mass at Immaculate Heart, Gt Miss our existing vehicle. Reliable transport with Mobile: 07771 510 971 refrigeration for vaccines and private Good Friday, 29 March examination space will enable an increase in Children’s Activities, 10.30am, the number of visits and an improvement in HAWTHORN GARDENING Helping children to understand this most both the quality and the range of treatment Pruning & Weeding solemn Christian season with craft activities, we can offer. We are still £9,000 short of our Hedge & Tree Work, Lawn Care stories and video. target. Grass Cutting, Small Landscapes Gathering at St Anne’s,12.00noon Roy Seabrook Joint worship starts with a contemporary look So please join us at Wendover Memorial H: 01296 625531 at Good Friday organised by Wendover Free Hall. Doors open at 7.00 pm, dancing to M: 07906 398187 Amber Willow; a ploughman’s supper and bar Church. This leads into . . . available. Tickets on sale I March onwards Walk of Witness, 12.30pm M A Atherton from the Clock Tower (01296 696759) and Complete decorating services Those who are able, join together and walk from Marguerite Spain (01296 622678 or with a cross from St Anne’s to St Mary’s Adults £12 Mob: 07787 135911 Service continues at St Mary’s, 1pm Students and under 16’s £8. All welcome. Tel: 01296 622076 St Mary’s leads a service which incorporates Email: the traditional liturgy of the day, remembering Wendover Music that the year is 2013. There are four classical concerts a year in April, May, June and July at St Mary’s Holy Saturday 30 March Church, Wendover at 7.30pm on Saturdays. Easter Fire & Vigil at St Anne’s, 7pm St Anne’s organises the traditional fire and There is an AGM in March for members and We need volunteers to help with patrons. Tickets include season ticket at £42 readings which herald Easter Day. all aspects of our work concessions £39 children over 5 years £4. 01296 432339 Easter Sunday services, see Box on page 3 Single tickets: £14, £13 and £1. See ad pg. 3 In-toto Kitchens 5 Britannia Street Aylesbury Bucks HP20 1QS


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Volunteers meet clients over a hot drink and will signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem. Churches Together in Wendover has already started collecting food and other essentials. Unopened non perishable food donations (please check expiry dates) are very welcome on the first Sunday of each month at the churches. Look out for posters around Wendover. More details from

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March 2013



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

Suffering from Stress, IBS, PMT and too many more to mention? How about trying a reflexology session in the comfort of your own home? Call Debbie Roberts on 01296 668892 or 07970799896 for more information

Your Garden Do you have a passion for gardening? The Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance’s

Telephone Nikki on: 01296 624417 07810 787899 Open Garden Scheme has become a huge success since its inception in 2002. The fundraising team is

Local Seamstress Sally Stow 01296 625212 07900922964

asking for volunteers to help them coordinate this fantastic initiative across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The current scheme co-ordinators are now looking to mentor new co-ordinators in Oxon and Bucks as the Charity makes Open Gardens even more of a success in the future. If you would like to help. please contact Sarah Williamson on: or telephone: 0300 999 0135.

Spring in the garden CHILTERN FOOT After another winter of snow it is great to anticipate Experienced GARDENER HEALTH SERVICES the warmer temperatures and the arrival of spring. BARRY BAUGHAN Reliable Service

Tel: 01296 613973 Mobile: 07598 595872 (fully insured)

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mid March the lawn starts to grow stimulated by the Ian Phipps MCFHP MAFHP From warmer weather. This is the time to start mowing your lawn.

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Depending on the health of your lawn, it may also need spring feeding, moss killing and weeding. The benefit of Home Visits - 01296 696032 feeding the lawn with a lawn fertiliser in mid spring is that it encourages the lawn to produce a well-developed, healthy root system. This should produce a healthier lawn that will Surgery at the grow more vigorously and be more resistant to the Belmore Centre establishment of weeds and moss. With regards to moss, 01296 612361 Registered Member of the British there are a number of reasons moss appears in lawns, eg Association of Foot Health Professionals lack of lawn vigour, worn out areas of turf due to over use, wet weather and water logged areas, mowing too closely and Learn to Drive with lawn trying to grow in shaded areas especially beneath trees. ROUND THE BEND If moss has established in the lawn Spring is a good time to DRIVING SCHOOL Special offer - £15 per deal with it. A way of doing this is to apply a spring fertiliser hour for the first three hours, and moss killer to the lawn during fine weather in mid to late then just £23 per hour! March. If you are interested call Brian on, 01296 622790

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News from Wendover Health Centre 01296 623452 Changes to the Doctor Team We welcome Dr Nighat Arif who will be covering Dr Phillippa Morton’s work while she is on sick leave. We are very pleased that Dr Kate Parnell has now joined the doctor team on a permanent basis as a salaried GP.

Travel Clinics We regret that due to staff shortage we are unable to offer travel related health services for the time being; the situation will be reviewed in April. If you require immunisations or other advice related to overseas travel, we suggest you contact MASTA ( who offer on-line advice and have a network of travel clinics nationwide (the nearest are Beaconsfield, Hemel Hempstead and in Boots at Luton & Milton Keynes ).

you require new batteries for your NHS hearing aid please contact the original supplier; you will either be able to collect batteries directly from them or make arrangements for them to be posted (free of charge) to you. If your hearing aid was not provided by the NHS please contact the supplier or buy batteries from a chemist.

Myths about losing weight

A recent article in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine refuted several “false and scientifically unsupported beliefs about obesity (that) are pervasive in both scientific literature and the popular press". Some of the most striking are: Small sustained changes in food intake and/or exercise will result in large weight changes in the long term — This does not take into account the fact that energy requirements change Hearing Aid Batteries Due to changes in the provision of NHS as body mass changes over time; as hearing aid services we are no longer weight is lost, it takes increasingly able to supply hearing aid batteries. If more exercise and/or reduced food

intake to lose more weight. Slow, gradual weight loss is best for long-term success — Studies have demonstrated that very-low-calorie diets result in significantly more weight loss than low-calorie diets (16% vs 10% of body weight) at 6 months, and differences in weight loss persist up to 18 months. (But seek medical advice before starting a very-low-calorie diet.) A bout of sexual activity burns 100 to 300 kcal per person — Calculating actual energy expenditure during sex gives an estimated total of 14 kcals of extra energy expended! However, sustained, intensive physical activity will result in significant energy expenditure and can aid weight loss, and has other health benefits. Changes to our usual Opening Hours We will close at 1pm on Wednesday 13 March for staff training. We will be closed on Good Friday 29 March, Saturday 30 March – and on Easter Monday 1 April 2013.

HS2 It’s Bendy up North Thanks to all who sent in compensation consultation responses. The outcome of the judicial review held in December is awaited. We have no information as to when; keep an eye on the news. Expect appeals and our appeals for more money. This remains our best way of attacking the dubious logic of the scheme.

March 2013


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Guttering The only January announcement was the Northern route, Leaking Roofs known as the Y. One amusing feature was the “Osborne : 01296 489393 / 07905 833190 Flashings Bend”. You’ll recall that HS2 has to pass straight through email: Brickwork Wendover as curves reduce speed and speed is all. Not in Competitive Rates Cheshire, where the route follows a convoluted tight S-bend  01296 625296 around Knutsford. This avoids HS2 trashing some of the 07885 095366 wealthiest and most scenic areas of Osborne’s constituency. General building work:George had nothing to do with this, naturally. We await the Local Builder Lidington diversion. The accountants are obviously getting 50 years in the Building worried as the document has several references to extra Industry 1963-2013 financial contributions from local authorities and airports. Non VAT registered Maybe having to pay for HS2 will concentrate minds up north. The Y arms are now giving us new allies. Bill Cash, a formidable MP, has started asking questions since the line runs through his Staffordshire constituency with no benefit Fresh  well made sounds familiar. New protest groups are starting up and we will support these where we can.


The Bakers Shop is delighted to announce its launch offer for the I love Wendover loyalty card available from 14 February 2013 .

The government is increasingly defensive about HS2. No Meal Deal: freshly made just for you new financial Y model was released, although the Northern 1 Sandwich + 1 selected canned drink + 1 Walkers crisps cost rose and the Heathrow link is withdrawn whilst the ONLY £2.90 confused “thinking” on rail and air is sorted. The Y press coverage was more balanced often describing HS2 as Get your Hot Cross Buns here too! “controversial”. Donate £5+/mth by standing order to save Wendover! Contact Antony Chapman on 01296 623730 CALL TODAY ON 01296 624 642 1 Icknield Court, Back Street, Wendover HP22 6EB (


12 March 2013

No2 Pound Street

Russell Arms

With the snow behind us No2 is bursting with energy and life as we welcome in the Spring. Starting on 1 March and for the whole weekend we will be celebrating Wales on the back of St David’s Day. Wales is truly championing food and drink at the moment and as a retailer there is a wealth of choice when it comes to selecting suppliers from Wales. We have kept a solid relationship with many since the beginning and a few new suppliers have found their way in more recently. Firm favourites have always been Trealys Farm ~ fennel salami and air dried beef, Gorwydd Caerphilly ~ gold award winner in the World Cheese Awards and Caws Cenarth ~ Golden Cenarth supreme champion in British Cheese Awards and plenty more. Newcomers this season are Ancre Hills Vineyard for their world class wines, Cwnd for seasonal meat and fish smoked, cured and Patchwork Pates.

For 364 days a year Mum thinks of everyone else before herself, so this Mothering Sunday, make sure you put Mum first. Book a table at Russell Arms and indulge her with a traditional three course Sunday roast. That way, no-one has to cook and there will be no fighting over who is doing the washing up ~ happy days. Chef and his team are busily sourcing the finest local meats for your roast and creating a menu fit for a queen. To learn more call 01296 624411 or visit There will be a little gift for mum on each table (so as to avoid any awkwardness ~ please let us know if your booking has more than one mum on the table).

Celebrating Mothering Sunday couldn’t be easier, there will be plenty of gift ideas starting with The Lawn Collection. A beautifully selected range of teas, created with love to taste second to none. The notion behind The Lawn Collection is to create teas to bring you back to our classic English garden and encourage you to take time out to enjoy your infusion. The Lawn will be at No2 on Saturday 9 March 2013 between 10am and 2pm. Sniff, slurp and taste to your heart’s content, but we are confident you will find a flavour or two to indulge in. And our timing is purposeful as we think The Lawn Collection makes the ideal Mother’s Day gift. Do you have any ideas for new products that you would like No2 to stock? Drop us a line to, all entries will be entered into a prize draw for a bottle of No2 champagne.

SPRING FUN @ March is jam packed with goodies

1st-3rd March Celebrate Wales St Davids’s Day weekend, enjoy cheese, meats and world class wine, come along for a taster and grab an offer or two


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Serving tea, just the way it should be, including English Garden flavours tastings 10am until 2pm with a discount on all purchases made today! Perfect for Mothering Sunday gifts.

Easter Chocoholics Forget the New Year diet, Easter is here and so is all the wonderful chocolate; Montezuma, Rumseys, Aubeuge du Chocolate, Rococo…..


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From Tuesday 12 March 2013 The Lawn Afternoon Tea will be launched at Russell Arms. A decadent treat for the afternoon. The tea menu will include specialities from The Lawn Collection including Rose Garden, Rhubarb Patch, Royal Tea, as well as other loose leaf teas including Rubbed Mint, Fresh Mint, Camomile Flowers and Jasmine and for those of you who like a strong tea, there will be a Builders Brew. The afternoon tea will be accompanied by a delicious pick ‘n’ mix foodie offering, of finger sandwiches, scones and cream, cakes and other goodies, not to mention a recommendation of a glass of No2 Champagne. Reservations recommended. This Easter at Russell Arms we are going family fantastic, we have so many ideas at the moment, we are trying to squish them all into the one weekend! Keep an eye on the plans as they come together at or follow us on facebook for up to the minute info and offers.

RUSSELL ARMS BUTLERS CROSS The Lawn Afternoon Tea Launching 12th March Decadence in the afternoon

Mothering Sunday 10th March Give Mum a Rest and Treat her to a Traditional Roast Using locally sourced produce, cooked freshly on site ~ don’t worry we’ve got the washing up covered, and we’ll add in a gift too £35pp (kids menu available for £15pp)

Easter Weekend Family Fun all Weekend The planning is well underway for Easter weekend, take a look at or follow us on facebook

To make a booking, please contact Russell Arms on: 01296 624411 Or email:

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Local family seeks after school childcare at home 3/4nights a week Chiltern Brewery Looking after two boys aged DID YOU KNOW THAT YOUR LOCAL BREWERY SHOP 12 & 4, collecting the youngest IS OPEN UNTIL 7PM EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT? from school.

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In addition to our weekly opening times of Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm we are now also open late every LOSE UNWANTED INCHES Friday evening so that you can pop in to stock up on beer, wines, food and preserves, all with local provenance and Ultrasonic liposuction Arms Swedish Massage some made with our beer. Powerplate

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Suitable for Men & Women Tuesday 5 March sees the launch of our limited edition Can be done in your lunch break Bodgers Reserve Oak Aged Ale 9.2% vol and we are thrilled See results after 1 session to welcome acclaimed beer writer, Jeff Evans, to officially launch the limited edition run of 500 bottles. Jeff describes Call 0843 523 5507 the beer as “complex and delightful – a dark golden ale with abundant aromas of strawberry and creamy oak.”

You can order Bodgers Reserve online at or call to reserve yours for collection on 01296 613647. We have beautifully presented Mother’s Day gifts available from 1 – 9 March. From 28 March to 1 April we are celebrating Easter with a step back into the 1950’s when you can come in for free tea and cakes, plus some Easter surprises. We hope to welcome you to the brewery shop soon and if you like regular brewery updates please do follow us on Twitter @chiltern_brewer

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New Class starting in Wendover LEGS, BUMS & TUMS 4th April 2013 Thursday evenings For further information contact: KATRINA RANCE Qualified Level 3 Instructor Fitness Pilates Level 4 Low Back Pain Specialist Bodypump/Chair Based Exercise (Older Adult)/Zumba Gold Register of Exercise Professionals MOBILE: 07773454287 EMAIL:

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Vic Fletcher

Victor John Fletcher was born on 12 May 1918 in Midhurst, Easebourne, West Sussex finally living in Wendover for 45 years. He firmly believed in serving his locality and encouraging an interest in Church at the same time.

The couple had a daughter and two sons.

After the war Vic returned to the Civil Service as an Executive Officer (EO) at Farnborough and then was moved to the Rocket Propulsion Establishment at Westcott around Christmas 1949, which brought about the For a number of years he delivered move to Southcourt, Aylesbury. Wendover News to Coombe Avenue, where he lived, and the Church Newsletter at the They came to live in Wendover in 1967 and same time. He certainly enjoyed and remained here with Vic commuting to London appreciated the annual ‘get together’ hosted for 13 years retiring in 1977 with the Queens by the Wendover News team for the Jubilee medal. volunteer deliverers. He also supported the RNLI (Lifeboats) and each year collected for Vic continued to serve St Mary’s Church and them around Coombe Avenue. ran a Bible study group for 25 years. He enjoyed digging into the Bible and making Vic, as he was commonly known, took copious notes which he shared with the Matriculation at 18, which was then the group. He wrote several ‘papers’ for the minimum requirement for University entry, but group including one on his thoughts on why he could not afford to go, so went to work God may have made the Universe. instead. He was advised to apply for a post in the Government Civil Service and started Vic was a member of the Wendover Deanery work in 1936 at RAE Farnborough. He Synod for a good number of years and served there for 3 years until 1939 and then therefore also a member of St Mary’s PCC. was in the RAF for 6 years – training pilots on He supported the Gideons in their distribution how to use their radios. of Bibles to schools, prisons, hospitals, hotels, and so on. Vic met his future wife around 1933 – a Midhurst girl who came from the other side He loved living in Wendover with its easy (Bepton). He was confirmed around 1934 in access to London by train, easy access to Midhurst Church. He married Marie Follett on the Chiltern Hills on foot and a good selection 9 May 1942 at one of the darkest times of the of shops and other facilities. Vic passed war – but it turned out sunny for them both! away on 15 December 2012.

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Tony Tyson March 2013

Singing Lessons From beginner to advanced, enjoy learning to sing with confidence and skill. Professional singer, teaching in Wendover.

Coupled with the sadness at the passing of Tony Tyson, aged 92, is a real sense of gratitude for all he contributed to the life and growth of St Mary’s. Diana Sharp

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Soon after nursing his wife through a long and painful battle with cancer, Tony experienced quite a dramatic conversion to PETER ELLIS Christ. One afternoon he sensed a compulsion to walk to the PAINTER & DECORATOR church in the village and there, as he described it, he had a Interior & Exterior wonderful encounter with God. He joined St Mary’s Church. Contact 01296 582900 It was while Tony was on duty at an Open Day at St Mary’s, (Local) that the beautiful Aileen wandered into the churchyard. The gallant Tony stepped forward to be her guide and thus began Swan Valley a courtship which led to their happy and fulfilling marriage. Roofing

Following a marriage blessing at St Mary’s, Tony and Aileen Flat roofing specialists lived at 9 Pound Street. Tony was elected to the PCC and Free Estimates - all work guaranteed Over 30 years experience served as Church Warden. He and others were instrumental in planning and building the new Vicarage in Dobbins Lane. Tel: 01296 625433 Over a number of years Tony and Aileen led Home Bible Study Group and also conducted Communion Services in Abbeyfield House and The Poplars. Behind the scenes he was always ready to welcome visitors and encourage others. Tony spent much of his formative years in France - (see Wendover News Local Face March 2008). He used his fluency in French in the Wendover Twinning activities and in the U3A. Tony acted a number of times with the famous Brian Rix. He was a noted Historian and also quite an expert on the computer. Tony passed away peacefully in Wycombe General Hospital on Tuesday 6 November 2012.


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16 March 2013

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Happy Birthday Lady Grey ! Lady Grey Tea Room, located in the pretty Barn Courtyard, behind Antiques at Wendover, will celebrate its first birthday on 14 March 2013.

Its first year can only be described as a total success, even though this involved a complete career change and massive learning curve for the proprietors, Amanda and Jennifer. Wendover embraced and welcomed us, which made it a lot easier.

Our ethos is to supply delicious fresh home made cakes, all made by Amanda and Jennifer. Our repertoire over the year has grown. Now if you pop in you are likely to see a lemon meringue cake beside a raspberry and lime drizzle torte. It still makes us smile when the customers walk in and say “wow”. Everyone seems to enjoy the ritual of running through the cakes, the room always falls silent then an ohh, a groan, a chuckle, and “I don’t know what to have”. We also supply lots of savoury dishes, our

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Peter Bird Garden Design RHS Medal Winning Designer offering an individual and creative design, construction and planting service call Peter on 01296 622790

refurbishment of the small premises. We wanted the tea shop to be warm and welcoming and constructed a wall, moved the kitchen area and put up a stunning chandelier.

which we are told by many “they are the best”!

Customers enjoyed pitchers of iced tea in the summer and comforting mulled tea in the winter, all made using our blends of loose During the year we have marked various tea. We strive to deliver things that are a events, with a window display for the little different and varied. Olympics, Pudsey, Poppy and Ghost cupcakes, etc. We held a Christmas party for What does 2013 hold for Aylesbury Young Carers. We have made Lady Grey? cakes for birthdays, christenings and weddings. We have created a beautiful We hope much of the outside area — in fact, we can even say our same but better. tree has a face!! The biggest compliment A big reward has been getting to know our our customers can pay customers and sharing their life experiences. us is to come back and . We have met new babies, shared birthdays, . . they do . . . exam success and house moves. generally with their friends and family.



Lady Grey Lots of totally delicious homemade cakes, scones, sausage rolls & light lunches

Over 20 loose teas, coffee and soft drinks. Enjoy in our lovely tea room or, take away.

Special cake orders taken. 25 High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU Tel: 07534 165525

“The perfect place for cake & tea”.

Club Corner 90 Minutes of Fun? Aylesbury Rugby Club will be holding a Tag Rugby Open Session on Sunday 10 March for boys and girls from 5 to 7 years of age. This will be a great opportunity to see how much fun you can have when playing organised games outdoors (and learning a bit about Tag Rugby too). Qualified coaches will help to give you the basics of this non-contact game. The only thing you will need to bring is plenty of smiles, energy and appropriate sports clothing along with a drink. All players will receive a free goodie bag; parents can enjoy the catering facilities inside the newlyrefurbished Club house. The session will run from 10am until 11.30. Please confirm your attendance at <> or text 07875 190534.

Wendover Cricket Club There has been a slight change to Wendover Cricket Club’s training dates as there will be no junior indoor training on 6 & 7 April, although the senior training will still take place on 5 April. Outside junior training starts on Saturday 6 April. All enquiries to Richard Peck (juniors) on 01296-624209 or Jonathan Seabrook (seniors) on 01296-623286.

March 2013

Mid Bucks Beekeepers Association This month Pam Hunter will be presenting ‘Toxic and Unpalatable Honey and Pollen – how Serious and Common is this?’ at our meeting on 20 March at the Bowls Club. 17

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March sees the honeybees emerge from their winter clusters to start to forage and expand for a new season. Spring is also a busy time for our members with activities most weeks. Membership of MBBKA is open to non- F R JEFFERY & SON beekeepers as well as beekeepers, for more Coal Merchant information about us and our activities go to Logs, Compost Coal & smokeless fuel Delivered to your door, low prices

Wendover Tennis and Squash Club The annual Club Squash and Racketball tournament kicks off this month and will culminate with finals day in late April. Our AGM will be held on 18 March at 8pm, at the Clubhouse on Dobbins Lane. We have had another successful year with increased membership and a period of improvements to the Clubhouse and courts. Following 2 years as Assistant Coach to Dan, Sam will be moving on to warmer pastures. For further information on the AGM and the Club tournament please check out

Rex & Carol Jeffery 01296 661258



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Club Corner

18 March 2013

Wendover Youth Centre

has full facilities and secure garden Ideal for Children's parties/ exercise classes etc.

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Halton Health & Fitness Club

Thursday 14 March WT Village Hall. John Branham: National Vegetable Soc Our March meeting will be of particular interest if you like to “grow your own” and would welcome any helpful hints. Allotment holders, perhaps this is a meeting for you not to miss? For all details, membership etc. Please contact Jo Spencer on 01296 612817.

Core Strength Gym at Halton Tennis Centre is changing it’s name to Halton Health & Phone 07742 689930 Fitness Club where you will find a well equipped gym with cardio, weights and rehab zones. Personal trainers are available and ST ANNE’S HALL to hire there is an outdoor training area. All enquiries to Membership numbers are limited and there is Angela German a 50:50 male to female ratio. We aim to 07423 266713 challenge and encourage all members with stanneshallwendover@ regular incentive schemes; during January we ran a very successful ‘Pound for Pound’ Volunteers Needed WENDOVER MEMORIAL HALL Please consider joining our friendly team at scheme where we literally paid our members Ideal for the Chilterns MS Centre, Oakwood Close, to lose weight! For every pound in weight Weddings/Functions etc Wendover, HP22 5LX. You could: help they lost, we paid them £1. late licences available answer calls at reception, serve teas, coffees We have a studio open to members and nonEnquiries : 07804 671445 and healthy snacks, help plan events, and members where we hold Pilates classes 6 research for prizes with our fundraising team. You will: make a difference, make new days a week and Circuit and weekly Body friends, learn new skills and put your existing Weight Suspension classes. Pauline skills to excellent use. Contact Mobile Hairdresser or call Halton Health & Fitness Club is the home of 01296 620629 Halton Physiotherapy which works closely Lisa on 01296 696133. 07752 435117 with the gym and has 3 chartered Fully qualified, 20+ yrs experience physiotherapists. Shiatsu massage and foot Restyles, Cuts, Perms, Colouring, Financial Background Volunteer? care are also available here and we have Free friendly consultation We are looking for someone with a financial onsite changing and showering facilities. or accounting background who would like to play a leading role in grant applications and For our range of membership options visit our fundraising for Wendover Community Library. website or come and have a look around at If you, or someone you know may be Chestnut End, Halton, , HP22 5PD. interested, please c o n t a c t Tel: 01296 623021 Mob: 07944 56948 or call Philip Email: Mitchell on 01296 584774 for all details. Website:


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Wendover Pool

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The Governors of the John Colet Academy and the Swimming is not a compulsory activity on the Committee of the Wendover Swimming Association make the secondary curriculum; therefore we have to following announcement. think very carefully about any actions that could be detrimental to the rest of the school. The boilers which heat the water at the Wendover Pool failed We have fantastic sporting facilities including last summer which meant the John Colet School had to close the multi-use games area, four football the pool in autumn 2012 because of the low water pitches and the sports hall, which are available for temperature. community use outside of school hours. The School has made a detailed review of the repairs required including installing new boilers and repairing the air heater. The immediate cost to make the pool usable is approximately £20,000 and the anticipated repairs needed over the next five years are estimated to cost £90,000. The running costs of the pool are around £40,000 per year in addition to this. The Governors and the Committee agree that even if the money could be raised to make repairs this year, doing so would be a waste of the School’s and the members’ money if the level of running costs and repairs mean that the pool cannot be kept open beyond 2013. The WSA’s contribution to the pool costs and income from swimming clubs amounts to around £12,000 each year. Currently, the School receives a grant of approximately £17,000 per year from Buckinghamshire County Council to assist with the running costs of the pool. However, this grant will cease for all Buckinghamshire schools which have a pool from September 2013 so there will be a shortfall of around £28,000 per year on running the Wendover Pool.

We are currently working with the WSA to look at the options for the pool. A conclusion will need to be reached by May half term, as all budgets and curriculum planning needs to have been finalised by then for the forthcoming academic year. We are proud of our strong links with the community and are working hard to reach a workable conclusion.

The Wendover Swimming Association Committee comments: WSA appreciate that the school must prioritise its spending and recognise that the running and repair costs of the pool will become unaffordable once the County grant stops in the autumn. If the repairs are not made, to the boilers at least, then the Pool cannot re-open. This would be an enormous pity, particularly as the Pool was originally built by the community itself. The Governors have asked WSA whether the community could do more to operate the pool and make it significantly cheaper to run and to repair.

So, we are asking the members of the WSA and the wider community what you would like to see happen now. Please Given the withdrawal of the swimming pool grant and with contact us with your views, comments, suggestions and any likely further reductions in Government funding in future, it is offers of support as soon as possible, by email to: important that we use school funds to support the curriculum.

The John Colet School Governors add:

20 March 2013

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You Write that they acknowledge there are insufficient play facilities nearby. I urge readers and the 489 people who signed Leona’s petition to inform the Council of their views. This may not have an immediate impact but would be noted by the Cabinet and would give Leona a very public expression of support. This is what influence is all about. Cllr Chris Richards

I have been amazed and heartened by the response to my Independent Councillor letter. Thank you. One of the supportive phone calls asked about loss or gain in councillor Nick Taylor influence. My response was that ‘influence’ is Landscape Gardener a funny old thing. I personally have no time for some councillors who attend political Decking, Walls, Drives, Lawns, group meetings and unquestioningly support Ponds, Patios, Paths and all the leadership line. To me this is an act of General Landscaping Wendover (01296) 696840 surrendering influence not an application of Dobbins Lane it. The influence a councillor has with council Never mind weekend parking, what about the officers remains the same as long as one has weekday parking on the double yellow lines done one’s homework, irrespective of party outside No2 Pound Street during the week? affiliation.  I live at the far end of Dobbins Lane and have to walk along the disgusting foot path. Last Cupboards Most people forget that political influence autumn, leaves were never cleared away and should be a shared effort to be most effective. they get slippery underfoot when it is wet, and Alcove Units As an example, in the February edition of very dangerous for walkers. The overgrown Wardrobes Wendover News, Leona Wheals updated the hedges make the pavements too narrow to Bookcases community on her efforts to reinstate a play walk along. Don’t home owners have to keep area for children at Barlow Road, a site their hedges in check? Is there nothing that Kitchens owned by AVDC which is likely to be sold for the local council can do? Norbert Levingston development. (Some advice given by the M. Lane Council’s advisors is that modern playground standards preclude the reinstatement of the Through gritted teeth? previous playground). Why are there are no grit bins in and around Vinetrees? Several residents are elderly and Sugarcraft Specialist Leona asked “Is AVDC going to take this some have mobility scooters and can’t go out Cake Decorating Supplies community asset away and simply run with because the roads and paths are so 01296 696860 the money or will they put something back?” dangerous. I have found it hard not to slip 1 Town Court, High St Wendover Bucks, HP22 6EA The AVDC Cabinet will be making the final over. Surely there should be some grit bins? I decision on March 12 but it is worth noting have personally witnessed elderly people


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Wendover Wills Week 2013 runs from and that, in truth, we all do need a Will. Sunday 3 March to Saturday 9 March. It’s just that we need something like Wendover Wills Week to make it even “What is Wendover Wills Week?” Quite easier to set up. simply, Stuart Fantham & Company Wendover Wills Week is the ideal “My family know what I want ….” - if opportunity for you to spend a little time, you don’t write a Will, the Law (rather a little money and a lot of thought into than your family) will decide who takes putting a Will in place. care of your affairs and who gets what. You will be what is known as “intestate” This is the third year that Wendover and you should not make assumptions Wills Week has featured as part of the about who will effectively inherit your legal services offered by Stuart worldly goods. Fantham & Company who of course, write Wills all year round but recognise “I don’t need a Will yet….” – none of that we all lead busy lives and there is us knows quite what is “around the often a far more pressing work corner” and, sadly, people can pass commitment or other reason why an away at any age. Putting your Will in opportunity to sit down and put a Will in place now is a sensible protective step place simply doesn’t arise. but shouldn’t prevent you from reviewing it regularly to make sure it Stuart Fantham & Company is open for always records your current wishes. the full 7 days, from 7am until 7pm from 3 to 9 March including Saturday and “I don’t have a house….” – a Will is Sunday, just to make themselves not just a necessary tool to make sure available so that you can find time for an that your house passes to someone you appointment either when the children wish to inherit it. A Will should deal with are at school, after school, after work or a whole range of your wishes, including just at the weekend when there might naming your Executors, appointing be more time available. The “Working 9 guardians for your children and dealing to 5” mentality goes out of the window! with all your assets.

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Local Face: Candy Lamond Candy was born in Beaconsfield. Her earliest memories of Wendover are being driven through the beautiful High Street on her way to Aylesbury Sailing Club, Weston Turville Reservoir. She completed the Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, played the flute in numerous groups that toured Europe and even narrated “Tubby the Tuba” in French! Having worked at High Wycombe Music Centre as a flute teacher and bar maid at various local pubs in Beaconsfield, Candy moved to North London where she met and married her now ex-husband in 1989. She had a ten year career in Personnel and Training before starting a family. Due to changes in her husband’s career, the family lived in numerous other places including Somerset and Bristol, culminating in a move to RAF Halton, when sadly they parted in February 2003. Candy was left unintentionally homeless with three young children, the youngest, Talitha, then aged 2 and a half, severely disabled and her other two, then aged 8 and 6, struggling with the change of circumstances.

to find the ideal home for her family who are regular attendees at St Mary’s. The house was converted for Tali’s needs making things a great deal easier. Iain Rennie and Florence Nightingale Charities were both able to support them too. When Tali broke her hip the church organised meals to be provided for the family. This was a real blessing and something that the congregation continues to do for those who are bereaved or suffering illness even now. Candy has worked since 2007 as the volunteer shop manager at @stmarys and has been a member of the music group, playing the flute and conducting, for many years.

and many came to say farewell, together with a balloon release on top of Coombe Hill, Tali’s favourite spot. For those who are interested see Facebook Totally Tali page. Candy started working as an Office Manager at a small irrigation firm in 2011 for three days a week. She also started a degree in Business Management at evening class that same year. She is currently trying to balance the two jobs, studying and planning a wedding at the same time but it is proving to be a tall order!

In 2009, Candy met Neill, but that’s another story. Suffice to say, they have continued a long distance relationship for over three years and hope to marry next year.

The Church shop, @stmarys has grown since it opened in 2005 and it provides a place for people to gather together either just to chat, book a church function and/or purchase fair trade and ethically sourced goods. This month they celebrate Fair-trade Fortnight and allow customers to enjoy a Big Brew of free tea/coffee on Thursday 28 February together with some free nibbles to taste.

Sadly, in February 2010 Talitha died It was at this point that Wendover and after complications during surgery. St Marys’ Church became a true Once again solace came from the sanctuary for Candy. Candy was able Church. A memorial was held for Tali

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Clock Tower Restoration Fund RAF Freedom of Entry Parade

Firstly thanks to those of you who responded to my request for volunteers to be part of the Chairman’s Snow Patrol. We have a small group of volunteers who, in the event of snow, will turn out to help clear pavements and driveways for those unable to do so themselves. I noticed a similar initiative being set up at Princess Mary Gate. The more the merrier! Just let the Clock Tower have your mobile number and I will send out alerts via text if the need arises.

Two original paintings by local artists Carol Blyth and John Hull, have been donated to the Clock Tower Fund. They will be auctioned at the Fundraising Quiz in Wendover Memorial Hall on Friday 8 March at 7.30pm. Tables of 8, tickets £12 per person, available from Wendover Clock Tower.

The Fundraising for the Clock Tower refurbishment is going well. We have now raised a total sum of £2,376 (11th Feb) which is an excellent effort, but we still need a lot more. A fundraising quiz is taking place on March 8th and the Events Group have other things planned to ensure we can reach our target. In fundraising terms it also helps if we can have as many petition forms completed as possible so that the initiative is demonstrably something the community wants. Petition forms can be obtained via the Clock Tower.

Annual Parish Meeting Wed 17 April, 7.30pm, W Mem Hall This year the theme of the APM is the renovation of our Clock Tower. There will be information on view about the history and the future of this important landmark. We will hold a fund raising event during the Meeting. We shall also be promoting Wendover Chamber of Trade and Commerce who will be there to publicise their ‘I love Wendover’ loyalty card scheme.

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Wendover Parish Council wishes to confirm its position that it is strongly opposed to the building of HS2 which it is felt will destroy the community and character of Wendover and fully Finally I would like to extend a warm supports the WHS2 Action Group in its welcome to Sue Gilbert who has been efforts to defend our way of life. appointed to the role of Assistant Clerk – welcome to the Parish team. Overgrown Hedges Robert Duggan, Chair to WPC Please be aware that if your garden

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shares a boundary with the public highway or a footpath you are legally responsible for making sure it does not become a hazard.

We hope everyone will come along to this very exciting event on Friday 22 March which marks the close ties between Wendover and RAF Halton who have been awarded the Freedom of the Vale by AVDC. RAF Halton are ‘Exercising their Right to Freedom of Entry’ with a march past of troops with bayonets fixed and the Queen’s Colour flying. The Central Band of the Royal Air Force will be in attendance and there will be a flypast at 11.00 hours. The High Street and other adjacent roads will be closed between approx. 9.30am to 12.30pm, we hope everyone will be understanding about any disruption. A Freedom of Entry is the highest tribute that can be paid to any organisation or service. Freedom privileges date back to medieval times when fortress walls afforded protection to cities and towns from incursions of outlaw bands and attacks launched by feudal lords. The citizens wisely refused to allow the entry of bodies of armed men unless they were completely sure that those who carried arms would not use them against the townsfolk. Hence the granting of permission for a formed body of armed men to enter a city, a ‘Freedom of Entry’, became a mark of trust and confidence in which that armed body was held by its citizens.

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