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Remembrance Sunday is 11 November this year. The Parade and Service on the Manor Waste start at 2.30pm prompt. Wendover Celebrates On 4 June this year Wendover celebrated the Jubilee and the Olympics in truly magnificent style, setting the scene for a wonderful summer of celebration and sports. The people of Wendover came out in their thousands and really brought the community together. The committee that organised Wendover Celebrates has continued to work through the summer to sort out the finances from this event. There are still a couple of outstanding transactions, but we are very happy to announce that the surplus from the event currently amounts to £12,500. As we would like to organise another Wendover community event in 2014, we will be retaining £10,000 of this sum as seed funding for this event. Wendover House School has received

contributions for December before

Monday 12 November

a donation of £500 as a token of our (including payments for ads) thanks for the free use of the school book early to avoid disappointment site. We would therefore like to distribute £2,000 to local causes, and ask, via this letter, for written submissions from those responsible for these causes to be e-mailed to the  Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop, Wendover Celebrates Committee via 19, High St, Wendover HP22 6DX the ‘Contact Us’ button on the website: . Deadline for submissions is 30 Wendover News is delivered through the door to many local households. If November. Wendover Celebrates Committee you do not receive one at home and would like to volunteer to deliver for us to your road, please contact the office (see above). Wendover News would like to thank all our willing volunteers.

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RAF Flypast date : Tuesdays 13 & 27 November at 1.30pm To celebrate the completion of training at RAF Halton we can expect a flypast (weather permitting).

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CONCERT Wendover News, Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop, High Street, HP22 6DX St Mary the Virgin W/Turville ℡ 01296 624270 Saturday 24 November 7.30pm Calendar entry FREE, one line; What’s On Box charity rate £12 : 20 words Pupils from Purcell School Mondays 13.30 Wendover Baby/Toddler Group 0-5yrs term time. Wendover Memorial Hall, details 709791 Tickets £10 at door/clocktower Mondays The Rotary Club of Wendover & District, see Inc wine U18 free. 424982 Mondays 19.30 -21.30 Bucks French Club, Holiday Inn, Weston Turville, except Bank holidays, details 07738 512664 Mondays New Kung Fu classes for kids and adults Call Mark on 07809 403208 St Anne’s Hall. See advert on page3 Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fridays JAZZERCISE classes to suit you : 07900 987230 A Celebration of English Music Tue & Wed19.30 Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell : details 624089 Aylesbury Festival Choir Tue & Thu Morning and Evening Adult, Teen & Children's Yoga Classes. 01296 623543, music by Handel, Parry & Tuesdays 8.30am onwards Not Just Coffee mornings, Wendover Christian Centre, all welcome AFC Founder David Aylett Tuesdays 10.00 Simply Walk, meet at Wendover Clock Tower for easy walk approx 1 hour, details 01494 475367 Saturday 24 November 7.30pm Tuesdays 13.30-15.30 artsmart Drawing for Absolute Beginners, Wendy Lewis Studio, Wendover 01494 670372 Aylesbury Methodist Church Tuesdays 20.00 Wheelers & Dealers, Square Dance Club, Wendover Memorial Hall : 07731 776654 Tickets £12/10 from 01296 622791 Tuesdays 20.00 IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall, or call 01296 612632 and on the door 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 SALSA DANCE CLASSES Thursdays 20.00 Wendover Village Quiz at the Bowls Club, Dobbins Lane HP22 6BU 6 week beginner course £35 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

starting 7 November Royal British Legion 7.45pm To book call 07767 234532

NOVEMBER Thu 01 19.00 Wendover Library Reading Group : For details call 07979 855047 Thu/Fri/Sat 01/02/03 19.30 Gilbert & Sullivan on Holiday: Halton Singers : Halton Village Hall: 01296 624841 Sat 03 10.00-16.00 Fair Trade Sale at the Pollards, 39 Chiltern Road, Wendover (& Fri from 6–9pm) Sat 03 10.00-12.20 Save the Children Christmas Cards and Coffee and Tombola in Wendover Library Room Sat/Sun 03 & 04 11-4 , 12-4, Susan Gray Art Exhibition. 1 Robert Mews, behind Sally Turners, see ad pg. 3 WENDOVER CRICKET CLUB Sun 04 15.00 Churches Together In Wendover Thanksgiving Memorial Service at St Mary’s Church 50/50 AUCTION Mon 05 19.30 Wendover Parish Council Meeting held in Wendover Library Room. All welcome Saturday 17 November Tue 06 20.00 Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Soc. Meeting , The Scented Garden: Tony Powell, Stewart Hall At Wendover Memorial Hall Wed 07 10.00 Wendover U3A, AGM & National Service & Beyond: John Gearing, St Mary’s Church, Wendover Starts 11.30 am Viewing from 10.30 am Thu 08 19.45 Wendover Evening WI, AGM, St Anne’s Hall, 01296 582318 Entry 50p - Refreshments Thu 08 20.00 Chiltern Writers : Manuscript Evening– feedback & criticism, Wendover Library Room Enquiries 01296-623286 Sat 10 10.00-16.00 Artists & Makers Fair at Wendover Memorial Hall Sat 10 Royal British Legion : Charmaine & Joe (duo), Agnew Hall, Chiltern Road, 622219 AYLESBURY GRAMMAR SCHOOL Sun 11 18.30 Contemplative Fire Gathering at St Mary’s Church 6.15 for 6.30pm start. Everyone welcome Mon 12 Copy date for December edition of Wendover News - ads/editorial in to us BEFORE this date please 19th Annual Art and Tue 13 14.30 A talk on Autumn Flowers by Edwin Rye and Tea to raise funds for Christian Aid, W. Christian Centre Christmas Craft Fair * 100 art and craft exhibitors Wed 14 19.00 Grandparents Association Support Group, Holiday Inn W. Turville Call 01296 582614 15 14.30 Wendover Hort Soc. Meeting: Seasonal & Winter flowering plants : Edwin Rye, Library Room. * Sale of senior pupils work Thu Thu 15 20.00 Aylesbury Centre of National Trust: History of St Albans Abbey: Jane Kelsall, Broughton Jnr School Saturday 24 November 2012 Sat 17 09.00-13.00 Local Produce Market : Manor Waste, Wendover 10am - 5pm Entrance £2.00 Sat 17 10-12.00 Christmas Fair with Wendover Evening WI, Quality crafts, tombola, cakes, Library Room Sat 17 11.30 (viewing from 10.30) Wendover Cricket Club 50:50 Auction. Entry 50p, Enquiries 01296 623286 Courtyard Christmas Fair Sat 17 19.00 Let the Chilterns Sing at St Mary’s Church organised by Rotary, see editorial on page 5 Sun 18 10.00-14.00 Princes Risboro Farmers Market. High St. PR. Free Parking. (3rd Sunday of Each Month) ( B ehind Antiques @Wendover ) Sun 18 14.00 Nearly New Children's Toys & Clothes Sale. St Anne's Hall, FREE ENTRY 01296 622863 Sat / Sun 24 & 25 November Tue 20 Red Cross Cookery at Hampden House nr. Missenden, See article on page 5 or call 01296 739309 Thu 22 20.00 Wendover Twinning : Father Christmas : Dr Tony Maisey, Wendover Library Room 10.00 - 5.00 Thu 22 9.00-15.00 (Trade 8.00am) Legacy Fairs, Antiques & Collectors Market, Wendover Memorial Hall Festive Gifts & Goodies, Fri 23 18.00 Pamper Evening with manicures, facials, hairstyling, reflexology, Chilterns MS Centre, see pg. 3 & 5 Stalls, etc.. Sat 24 10.00-16.00 The Barn Courtyard Christmas Fai r Festive Goodies, behind Antiques at Wendover Sat 24 10.00-17.00 Art & Xmas Craft Fair, Entrance £2 at Aylesbury Grammar School, see page 6 St Mary the Virgin, W/Turville Sat 24 09.00 Friends of Wendover Health Centre Bottle Stall on Manor Waste. Sat 24 19.30 Concert at St Mary the Virgin Church, W. Turville Pupils from Purcell, £10 tickets 424982 Festive Quiz Night Sat 24 19.30 Supper Dance Dancing to “Southbound”. Tickets £20 incl. Supper, Bar, Memorial Hall, 748659 Weston Turville Village Hall Sat 24 Royal British Legion : Dream Circle (duo), Agnew Hall, Chiltern Road, 622219 Saturday 8 December 7.30 Sat & Sun 24 & 25 10.00-16.30 Wendover Art Club Winter Exhibition. Come & buy for Xmas. Library Room Tickets in advance only: 424982 Sun 25 10.00-16.00 The Barn Courtyard Christmas Fair Gifts & Goodies, behind Antiques at Wendover Bring and share supper, Fri 30 20.00 WT Historical Society The history of paper making in Bucks, Trevor Dean, W. Turville Village Hall Bring own drinks and glasses Fri 30 Royal British Legion Ladies Night 18+ Members £8, non Members £10, Agnew Hall, Chiltern Road, 622219


SUSAN GRAY ART EXHIBITION to include new work, studies & prints

Wendover Art Club

Winter Exhibition 24 - 25 November 10am - 4.30pm Library Room, Wendover Free Entry Come and buy a unique Christmas gift

Music for vespers on Christmas Eve by Gabrieli and Monteverdi as it might have been performed at St.Mark’s in 1640 An atmospheric evening of music featuring

WENDOVER CHORAL SOCIETY AND SOLOISTS The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble Conductor Peter Bassano. Saturday December 1st at St Mary's Church, Wendover.7.30pm Tickets £12, Concs £10. Children (u16) FREE, 16-18 age group £5. Available from the Clock Tower, Wendover Tel.01296 696759 Tickets also available at the door but limited numbers. Registered Charity no.1107449

at her studio 1 Robert Mews behind Sally Turner Antiques 13 High Street, Wendover, HP22 6DL Sat 3 Nov 11-4 refreshments Sun 4 Nov 12-4 Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat 10 Nov 11-4 Susan also runs acrylic art workshops, private lessons at the studio and painting holidays 07530 395 933 November 2012

Events Gilbert & Sullivan on Holiday Halton Singers : 1, 2 & 3 Nov, 7.30 pm Halton Village Hall Come and join Halton Singers as we take a world cruise on the good ship “Pinafore”, visiting Japan, the South Seas, Cornwall and Venice meeting up with the Mikado, a Pirate King and some beautiful flower girls in Venice. Come to the party in Halton Village Hall on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 1, 2 and 3 November. Tickets of £5 are available from Pat Wiseman on 01296 624841.

Wendover Village Quiz The Parish Council has organised a quiz every Autumn since 1992 and it continues on Thursday evenings 8, 15, 22 and 29 (semis and final) November in the Bowls Club, Dobbins Lane, HP22 6BU. Entry is free. There is a licensed bar. Support your favourite team!

Fairtrade Sale, 39 Chiltern Road Friday 2, 6-9 pm, Sat 3 Nov, 10am-4pm The Pollards will be selling fairly traded crafts and food-stuffs from all over the world, Christmas cards and much more! Everyone welcome. Hot food will be served on Friday evening and ploughman’s on the Saturday.

Save the Children Christmas Cards Sat 3 Nov, 10am-12.30pm, Library Room Many thanks to all who helped us raise


Sat 3 November

around £240 on our recent street collection in 10am - 4pm Wendover. We will again be selling 39 Chiltern Road Christmas Cards in the Library Room on & Friday 2 November Saturday 3 November between 10.00am and (See editorial on p3) 12.30pm. Please call in for a cup of coffee and see our cards which range from £1.99 for WENDOVER EVENING W.I. a pack of 10. There will also be a tombola CHRISTMAS FAIR and if anyone has anything suitable to donate Sat 17 November 10am-12 noon please ring: 01296-622728. The Library Room Wendover Christine Baker Quality Crafts Tombola

BONFIRE SUPPER Sat 3 Nov, 6pm, Wendover Christian Centre Wendover Free Church invites you to a Bonfire Supper on Saturday 3 November. You are welcome to come to this exciting supper evening for all ages, with an opportunity to hear about the experience of an Ecumenical Accompanier (EA.) Mike Barnes, who has spent three months in Palestine and Israel. He has experienced life under occupation, provided protective presence to vulnerable communities, monitored and reported human rights abuses and supported Palestinians and Israelis working together for Peace. This evening will be appreciated especially by those who have been to the Holy Land or who are contemplating going. Hand carved wooden items direct from Palestine will be on sale. All proceeds will go straight to the crafts people. Bonfire night fun and food will be on offer for a small donation. To book places, please contact: Liz Shaw 01296 625769.

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LEGACY FAIRS Antiques & Collectors Market

22 November 9am-2pm (Trade 8.00am) Entrance by donation to Charity

Wendover Memorial Hall

Pamper Evening Friday 23 November 6pm-9.30pm at Chiltern MS Centre £5 Entrance pp incl welcome drink Taster treatments, stalls, raffle All proceeds to Chilterns MS Centre

See p5 for more details

SUPPER DANCE Saturday 24 November 7.30 p.m. Wendover Memorial Hall Dancing to ‘SOUTHBOUND’ Tickets £20 (incl supper) Bar For tickets call 01296 748659

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Sunday 4 November, 3 pm, St Mary's For those who are missing someone who has died, Churches Together in Wendover provides an annual opportunity to remember a loved one. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Thu 15 Nov, 8pm, Kings Head, Aylesbury A new crime fiction book group has started up meeting on the second Thursday of the month. At this meeting we will be welcoming Wendover crime writer Pam Chambers to give a presentation on her work and discussing 'The Big Sleep' by Raymond Irish Music For details please contact Wednesdays, King & Queen, South Street Chandler. Musicians and singers are invited to join in 07786132375. playing informal Irish music on Wednesday evenings in the King & Queen, South Street. Flotsam Book Group For more details please contact Maggy on Friday 16 November 2.00pm in Wendover If you have an interest in reading do join us or call 01296 331588. for an hour each month discussing books chosen from the library's extensive Reading Edwin Rye on Autumn Flowers Tue 13 Nov, 2.30pm, W Christian Centre Group Core Collection. No cost is involved Edwin Rye will talk on autumn flowers, and attendance at every meeting is not followed by gardening questions then tea to obligatory, hence the name of the group. raise money for Christian Aid. Tickets ÂŁ3.50, For further information, future dates or to check book details please contact: Helen available @stmarys shop and Clock Tower. (01296 631069) or email

Chiltern Humanists Wed 14 Nov, 8.00pm Amersham We welcome radical historian Gregory Claeys, Professor of the History of Political Thought at Royal Holloway, to join us at the Amersham Community Centre. His interests include the history of radicalism and socialism in 19th century Britain. His talk will discuss utopianism over the last 300 years and how this impacts on our future. For more details visit

Book Club Sat 17 Nov, 10.30am, W Christian Centre This is organised by Wendover Free Church and open to anyone interested in discussing their reading whether it be fiction or fact. Instead of talking about a set book, there will be recommendations, news of what everyone has been reading and discussion of our favourite authors. Cake and coffee will also be consumed. Do join us if you love books!

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Events Let The Chilterns Sing


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Need a helping hand tidying beds & autumn Light up a Life Service leaves? Sunday 18 November, 3pm, Tring In return for a small donation to IRGH, you Call Simon Shirley 625053 / 07836 665512

Sat 17 November, 7pm, St Mary’s “Let The Chilterns Sing : Hooray for Heroes.” The Rotary Club of Wendover and District can dedicate a light on one of our Light Up a A friendly and reliable service invite you to sing your hearts out along with Life trees to your loved one. Thoughts and the Central Band of The Royal Air Force. memories can be captured in a message that will be placed on a dedication card and sent Refreshments with a licensed bar are to you or to family and friends. For details to  available before the concert and at interval. download a leaflet, visit or Cupboards A Mega Hamper will be raffled. All profits pick up a leaflet in any IRGH charity shop. from ticket sales will be split 50:50 between Alcove Units Help for Heroes and Chilterns MS Centre. Claire Macdonald Cookery Demo Wardrobes Tue 20 Nov, Hampden House, HP16 9RD Profits from refreshments will enable St Claire Macdonald will be demonstrating her Bookcases Mary’s Church Wendover to purchase more famous cookery at Hampden House near Kitchens chairs to match the present seating. Tickets Great Missenden. Award winning writer Lady are £17.50. Do join us for what will be a Macdonald has written many best selling Norbert Levingston happy and glorious evening, similar to the cookery books. Tickets are £55 to include Last Night Of The Proms. For speedy ticket coffee, demonstration and a light lunch with reservations, please look at the Rotary Club wine. Tickets booked in advance. Call website and Sharon Cooper 01296 739309 or visit our ELIZABETH LEE follow the links to “Let The Chilterns Sing”. website BLINDS & CURTAINS Tickets can also be purchased from 01442 384567 “@stmarys” or the Clock Tower. Pamper Evening  friendly family company Friday 23 Nov 6-9pm Chilterns MS Centre  1000's of fabrics P. Risborough Farmers Markets For £5 entrance fee come and enjoy some  handmade curtains & pelmet Sunday 18 Nov 10.00am - 2.00pm taster treatments such as reflexology, Indian  roman blinds Princes Risborough Farmer's Market is held head massage, manicures, facials and hair  wood, roller, venetian blinds on the third Sunday of each month in styling. There will be a raffle, stalls with  conservatory blinds Risborough High Street promoting small local handmade cards, gifts, clothes, bags, Free measuring, advice businesses that produce food or craft, candles, cosmetics, fragrances and more. & fitting encouraging people to shop locally. Parking We will be pleased to welcome you to our Showroom and workroom: is FREE on Sundays. new premises in Oakwood Close, HP22 5LX. 98 High St, Berkhamsted, HP4 2BL


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Events Art in Cheddington

Barn Courtyard Christmas Fayre

Fri 23 2-8pm; Sat 24, Sun 25 Nov: 10-5pm Town Farm Art show offers a warm welcome with mulled wine, Christmas cake, mince pies, unique high quality Christmas gifts, paintings, textiles, porcelain, ceramics, woodcraft, basketry, sculpture, woodcarving and jewellery. Donations in aid of Iain Rennie Grove House 6 Town Farm, Cheddington, Near Tring, LU7 0TT

Sat & Sun 24 & 25 November 10am-4pm This event will again be held in the lovely barn gallery courtyard behind Antiques at Wendover. Come and visit the wide variety of stalls with unusual and festive gifts.

Sat 24 November, 9am-1pm, Manor Waste Donations of anything in a bottle or jar from shampoo to champagne as well as boxes of sweets and chocolates suitable for Christmas gifts would be welcome at our Bottle Stall at the Christmas Charity Market. Donations may be left (please check sell-by dates!) at the Friends' Desk at the Surgery, during the previous week. We will also be glad to sell any home-made Christmas goodies that you may like to make. Perishable items can be brought to the desk before 4.30pm on Friday 23 November or to the stall from 8.30am on the Saturday morning.

Sat 24 Nov 10am-5pm AGS For the first time in the 19 year history of the Fair we will be exhibiting and selling some of our own senior boys’ works of art. 2011 was an outstanding year for A level Art at AGS, with nearly 80% of boys achieving A* - B grades. It is work produced by these talented students along with AS level work that will be available to view and purchase. Louise Tangi, Head of Art, believes “the Art Show provides an opportunity for the talented boys to interact with and be evaluated by the wider artistic community; this will help them to make the transition from being taught art as a subject to joining the commercial art world. All of the boys exhibiting have showed a genuine curiosity to know how the public and other artists will respond to their work.” We are encouraging all visitors to leave written appreciation of the boys work when they visit.

Wendover Art Club Exhibition

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Sat 24 Nov 7.30pm Ayle Methodist Church 24 & 25 Nov 10am-4.30pm, Library Room Come and buy that unique Christmas gift at Aylesbury Festival Choir presents a “Celebration of English Music” under their our Exhibition.. Entry is free. Get ready for Christmas with nutritionally supported 9 day detox LOSE WEIGHT, FEEL GREAT. BOOST YOUR ENERGY

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December conductor, James Davey, and will perform a programme of music by Handel and Parry and a special piece composed for the choir by their founder David Aylett . Tickets are £12 (£10 concs) and are available in advance from Liza Hutchings 01296 622791 or on the door.

Papermaking in Bucks Friday 30 Nov, 8pm W Turville Village Hall Weston Turville Historical Society has invited Trevor Dean, expert in the pulp, paper and board industry and member of the British Association of Paper Historians, to speak to them. He will present an illustrated talk along with a demonstration of making paper by hand. The meeting is open to all and entrance is £1 for members, £2 visitors, including refreshments. For further information about the Society call secretary Chris Gill on 01296 613754 or email to

Wendover Community Library Grand Opening Sat 1 Dec., 11.30am Wendover Community Library will be officially opened on Saturday, 1 December at 11.30 with a ribbon-cutting, food, drink and entertainment with a chance to meet our new Library Manager, Susan Morton. Do keep the day free and come along. Everyone will be very welcome. Look out for posters about the event in the library and around the village.


Wendover Choral Society Sat 1 Dec, 7.30pm Christmas in Venice Tickets £12 from Clock Tower, Wendover or tel.01296 696759. Article on page 22.

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The Wendover Arm Wendover Arm Canal

serviceable tow path. Due to weed growth, and silting there is a grave danger, if n ot h i n g is done, that The Canal and River Trust will have to resort to piping to preserve the water flow. The Arm accounts for over 80% of all water entering the Wilstone, Startops and Tringford reservoirs, whose volumes are essential to the Grand Union Canal.

The spring fed Arm was opened in 1797 as a navigable feeder essential to maintain the water level on the Chiltern Summit of the Grand Union Canal. The waterway from its outset had a history of leakage and was eventually closed to navigation around 1900. To maintain the flow of water to the summit reservoirs the 1.75 mile Drayton Beauchamp section, where AUSSIE PLASTERING leakage was most pronounced, was piped Over 20 years experience through to Wilstone and Tringford Reservoirs No job too small in 1912. It was, and remains to this day, 07981 196275 pumped from these reservoirs to the summit 01296 482263 level at Tringford Pumping Station. From here it flows the 1.25 miles of remaining open There is concern amongst some Wendover canal to Bulborne Junction on The Grand residents that restoration works to the Arm will destroy habitation and wildlife. Lessons Union. from other canals restored across the country In 1968 the first moves were made to re- and from the first phase of the Arm, clearly We need volunteers to help with water the canal and in 1989 the Wendover show these fears are unfounded for nature Arm Trust came in to being as a registered quickly re-asserts its dominance. To do all aspects of our work charity. Restoration commenced in 1997 nothing in the hope that the canal will remain 01296 432339 exactly 200 years after the arm was opened essentially as it is, is not an option. If the is proceeding in three phases. Phase 1 owners are forced to pipe it, all that will be Local Seamstress and left is a dry ditch. is now complete and Phase 2 is underway. Phase 3, the remaining 4 miles to the Sally Stow Wendover Basin will require dredging and The PC have decided to consider the matter 01296 625212 bank strengthening to accommodate an in more detail to see how much support may increased water flow, navigation and a be given to the Trust in the future. 07900922964 Oliver Statham


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St Mary’s Great news Wendover! The refurbishment of your parish church - St Mary's - is finally complete. For many of you, there will be a huge sigh of relief because you have been heavily involved in making decisions, meeting builders, allocating limited budgets and can at last relax! (until someone finds you another job of course!!) The last remaining task of replacing and upgrading the toilets in the adjoining ‘St Mary’s Centre’ is in process. We want to thank everyone for their support of this major project, which has taken the best part of two years to fundraise for, coordinate, project manage and support. The reason for this item is to remind Wendover what a wonderful space St Mary’s is for use by the whole community, and to consider ways in which you as villagers might consider making the most of this outstanding building. Contrary to what some may believe, St Mary’s is not a hiding place for religious zealots or only to be used by the ‘clique’ in God’s gang – but a fantastic and welcoming community resource, built over 700 years ago, and recently refurbished to ensure that maximum benefit can be brought to the whole village. 11

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building, in addition to the regular church services and activities. St Mary’s regularly hosts musical entertainment, including jazz 01296 624004 07941 425187 musicians, Wendover Choral Society, a drumming group and of course the much loved Wendover Music which hosts four NEED A FACELIFT? annual concerts featuring world class artists. Call The older generation are enjoying the upgraded space, and the U3A (The University of the Third Age) use St Mary’s as their meeting place because it is one of the largest and most accessible venues in the community. It may surprise some that the Scouts used the church weekly last winter and the AA meet in the building throughout the year. Since the refurbishment, St Mary’s has hosted two successful barn dances and started a regular film afternoon, using its new high definition audio and visual equipment.

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UNUSUAL BEDFELLOWS….. 10th November at 7.30pm Brought to you by Juliet Harbutt ‘The Cheese Lady’ in conjunction with

Unusual Bedfellows ~ An evening of incredible taste at Russell Arms, Butlers Cross Known as ‘The Cheese Lady’, Juliet Harbutt is a complete curd nerd when it comes to cheese matters. Her mission is to promote excellence and celebrate artisan cheeses, especially those made with raw milk. She created the British Cheese Awards in 1994 and the Great British Cheese Festival in 2000. Joined in combat with cork dork Neil Irvine, the evening is an Oenophiles delight and at £50 a head will champion uniquely tasty ‘unusual bedfellows’.

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Other dates for your diary 12 November ~ German Wine Tasting @ Russell Arms HP17 0TS 22 November ~ Hamper & Turkey Ordering Evening (10% discount on the night) 26 November ~ Inspiration for Christmas ~ food & wine tasting evening 4 December ~ Christmas Party Season begins @ Russell Arms 5 December ~ Wendover’s Late Night Shopping Evening 19 December ~ Last minute shopping with mulled wine & mince pies 24 December ~ Christmas Eve Supper £25 per person 25 December ~ 7 Course Christmas Feast £75 per person (with selected wines £125) 26 December ~ Hog Roast & Apple Crumble £30 with £5 charitable donation 31 December ~ New Years Eve James Bond theme £75 per person ~ (with selected wines £125) 01296 585022 2 Pound Street, Wendover, HP22 6EJ 01296 624411 2 Chalkshire Road, Butlers Cross, HP17 0TS

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New Businesses Robina’s Restaurant is Open

Simon Carter comes to Town

On 27 October after being closed for several months, the restaurant formerly known as Rossini’s opened as Robina’s Restaurant. The family run restaurant will be serving fresh locally sourced produce and giving excellent and friendly service all for a reasonable price.

Simon Carter is on a slow but sure retail roll-out with a blend of own run and franchise shops with its latest edition coming to Wendover.

The Head chef and owner, David Howard, is dedicating the restaurant to his late nan, Robina Howard, who inspired David to cook from a young age . Please come and try the delicious food and the warm and friendly atmosphere which will hopefully make you feel welcome at Robina’s. Below is a sample of the Market menu : Starters Smoked haddock & potato chowder Grilled goats cheese & roasted vegetable tart, rocket pesto Chicken Liver pate’, toasted sour dough, spiced apricot chutney Mains Slow cooked shin of beef, creamy mash potatoes glazed baby carrots & parsnip Pan fried sea bream. Crushed new potatoes sautéed spinach & tomato butter sauce Wild mushroom risotto, English truffle oil Sweets Warm chocolate & nut torte, vanilla mascarpone Lemon posset, raspberry compote’, homemade short bread Poached pear, warm chocolate sauce, vanilla ice-cream 2 courses £12.95 3 courses £15.95

Having opened their first store in Great Missenden just over a year ago, Fahra and James Mickleburgh seized the opportunity when local estate agent John Hinton brought 6 South Street to their attention. The brand has been in existence for 25 years and recently expanded into tailoring. This luxury English brand has been launched internationally into America, Canada, Japan, China and Australia, yet the stand alone shops have only really come into play this last 2 or 3 years. Simon Carter London have exclusive rights to many of the products on display and as the number of stores is limited, customers can be assured that their purchases will look as attractive and feel as different and as special with each wearing. Winter is upon us and Christmas not far behind so whether it’s a pair of socks for Dad or a funky stripe shirt to be worn on Christmas Day, equally perhaps a sparkling pair of cuff links made from Swarovski Crystal you will find it at Simon Carter, Wendover. We welcome you all and hope that you will accept us into your community and look forward to meeting you in the run up to year end and beyond.

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Wendover Games We had superb training in how to use radios, My journey to be a Games maker in London remember the dreaded acronyms, problem 2012 began when I saw an advert on the solve issues and had many practice sessions London Tube for volunteers way back in in radio protocol announcements, keeping detailed log books and were based 2010. I applied on the webwith the VCC team of fifteen in the form thinking that I did not same glass fronted control room as stand a chance as I was not the Police, Security and Medical / involved in the sporting world Ambulance teams . nor had I any specific sports related skills. We had fantastic team spirit, lovely helpful team leaders and great fun. Imagine my surprise when a The radios were most active on the year later I was invited to an monitoring groups for the field of interview at the Excel Centre play, pedestrian access, security, in East London. I was medical, lost children, site welcomed warmly from my m a i n t e n a nc e o p e r a t io n s a n d very first encounter with technical and press operations. We started LOCOG. The interview, information giving the day at 6.30am with our regular radio and engagement processes were superb bulletins and were often tempted to say from start to finish. “Good Morning Vietnam’’…instead of which keep to protocol and wish Shortly afterwards I was offered a role in the we had to Venue Communications & Command centre everyone at Lord’s a Good Morning in our (VCC) at Lord’s Cricket Ground. I soon learnt cheery voice!! that every functional area has acronyms and that there were thirty-two of these. I was to In between the ten hour long shifts, I had a join a total workforce of 70,000. We were go at archery and met the coach of the South told that this was the largest peacetime Korean Archery Team. They were just superb recruitment drive since the Second World to watch and an Olympic world record was War. I felt privileged to have this opportunity broken by a partially blind archer. There to make the games great and to be part of were many highlights not least of which was such a magnificent celebration of human skill an in depth tour of Lord’s Cricket Ground, and developing good working relationships and excellence in a world class city. with fellow Games Makers from all over UK.

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Andy and Lynne Harris are a husband and wife team from Wendover who both worked as Gamesmakers at the London Olympics.

the opening ceremony and then provided flags for medal ceremonies at Earls Court and the Excel. He was amazed at the planning – the full-time team had spent two years getting every flag and anthem agreed by each of the 204 nations.

Lynne was part of the Security Team working at the main Olympic Park. Andy really enjoyed the She really enjoyed the whole event; it wasn’t perfect opportunity of working with but everyone was so positive people of all different ages that stress levels were low. and nationalities whose The down side was being sole aim was to make the Games as enjoyable and pain-free an backstage and seeing how devastated some experience as possible for the general athletes were when they had failed to get the medal they wanted – and having to smile public. and chat to cheerful strangers on the 6.54am It was a real pleasure to go to ‘work’ each train when normally he would sink into day knowing that it would be a long hard day, anonymity behind the newspaper! but truly fun and exciting as well. It was wonderful to play just a very small part in Some back stage ‘insights’: you may have what turned out to be an amazingly thought that the flame at the opening successful Games. Working with the military ceremony arrived by boat and was handed to was also extremely humbling – considering Steve Redgrave who ran straight into the many of them had lost much of their leave, stadium...No, recorded two hours before! they were extremely professional and got on with the job without grumbling. It was And attention to detail; what about getting certainly an eye-opener to hear first hand of 350 Gamesmakers in the stadium, two days some of their experiences out in Afghanistan. before it opened, to enter every toilet and then flush them all at exactly the same time Andy worked with the ‘flags’ team. He helped to make sure the water pressure held up! with flag fitting, handed out flags to teams at

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Mimi’s Mission Summer Update 2012 It has been a while since we last updated this generous community of ours about Mimi’s progress (Amelia Simpson) following her operation in the spring, fantastically paid for by you. Regular visits to her physiotherapist continue twice a week, including through the holidays, as well as regular hydrotherapy sessions. Mimi is slowly building her stamina and strength and various types of equipment have been bought to assist her. Mimi’s progress is slow but steady and it is important to remember that in the 12 months prior to the surgery she had been deteriorating. She was weak as she entered surgery and her challenge now is to strengthen her anti-gravity muscles and re-learn a new motor pattern, now that her spasticity has been reduced.

with a room full of lovely friends and Colonel Custard! Mimi was promised a party whilst in hospital in America and thanks to ever generous friends and family, that wish became a reality. Fundraising has continued with the very brave Tony Gill having his legs waxed, less painful beauty days and a very generous donation from the guests at The Butlers Cross Ball. Money was also raised by a local company called Grass Roots at their Jeans Day! Further afield Emulex in Wokingham have been regular supporters during these last few months. Lots of produce has been sold locally by adults and children too. Thanks are also due to Sally O’Halloran who made the most wonderful jubilee cake which was raffled at Whitewaters.

and has proved very popular during the summer holidays. This specialised trike is part of the regular physical therapy Mimi needs each week. Fundraising is beginning to draw to a close as, incredibly, about £114,000 has been raised. We are working on the final push towards the £120,000 target for the Autumn. It’s hard to believe that we haven’t yet been fundraising a full year, but thanks to this community’s immense kindness we have raised enough to cover all Mimi’s costs until the end of 2014. Money raised for Mimi’s Mission is looked after by its Treasurer, Matt Ryan and his wonderful team at Numbers Ltd. Mimi’s Mission is a Trust, not a charity, and please don’t hesitate to send any questions about how this has been set up and run to the Treasurer.

Well done to the cubs and leaders of 1st Mimi had two wonderful weeks at Wendover Saturn Cubs who took part in Thank you to everyone near and far “Playaway” at the beginning of the a sponsored hike in Wendover Woods who have made all this possible. summer holidays paid for by donations. and raised over £200 for Mimi’s therapy. Grateful thanks for all the donations and for the many anonymous benefactors. “Playaway” is a daily programme of fun activities including drumming, pottery Wrist bands have proved very popular Wendover Community Trust has made and swimming which also incorporates and together with collection tins, which a significant donation spread over the her physiotherapy and occupational children were invited to take home from next two years, which is extremely kind. therapy based on conductive education. John Hampden and Wendover CE For Mimi’s Mum, there are no words to Junior Schools, enough money was express adequately how grateful she is Mimi and her twin brother James raised to buy Mimi a new tricycle. This to each and every one of you. Emma Low celebrated their 10th birthdays in June tricycle in Mimi’s favourite colour, lilac, ANDION ENERGY LTD Electrical Contractor Email: Telephone: 01296 620158 / 07817 515 915

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Mimi’s Mission Nourish & Cherish The Mimi’s Mission Recipe Book A Collection of Adored Family Recipes.

Nourish & Cherish will be available from every woman who helped to make it. many shops throughout Wendover or The quilt travelled around the village contact through the spring slowly growing this most fantastic vibrant rainbow!

Nourish & Cherish is a collection of Wendover MakeClub – Quilt delicious recipes from friends and Competition for Mimi’s Mission families in Wendover and beyond. Wendover MakeClub is a group of mums from the local schools, plus some All the recipes have been thoughtfully very hip Grannies too, who meet once a chosen to ensure that they are as fortnight to share a love of modern exciting to the novice cook as they are sewing. We make quilts together for our to the experienced home chef! They families and friends and as expressions have been tried and tested over and of our love and friendship to those who o v e r a g a i n a n d c o m e h i g h l y touch our lives. Many of us have kids recommended. As well as being utterly who know and love Mimi, and as a delicious these recipes are nutritious group we wanted to help Mimi’s Mission and made from easy to find ingredients. by donating some of our time and skills. Simple, fresh and yummy, they are quite simply family favourites! Back in January we turned out our fabric bags and began the laborious Mimi is continuing to make progress task of preparing more than 225 however it is essential that she hexagons to turn into a quilt. Each undergoes regular additional therapies woman donated her favourite fabrics to to ensure she reaches her goal of make hexagons, including some walking with sticks. Mimi’s Mission precious scraps from Mimi’s Nana makes this possible. By purchasing this Netia. There was no colour plan or book you are not only supporting Mimi’s prescription initially but as a result, a riot Mission but are adding to your of colours was tamed into a wonderful repertoire of delicious family food! This rainbow pattern, and each woman was book would make a wonderful present returned a row of hexagons to sew and a super Christmas stocking filler! together, then pass to her neighbour, and ‘join on’. The finished quilt includes Thank you for your continued support. pieces of fabric that mean something to

The quilt is now on show in the window of Cromptons Interiors on High Street in Wendover. It represents the combined hours of work of 15 women, over a period of nearly a year. It has been made almost entirely by hand. A lucky person can win this quilt for the princely sum of two pounds! All we ask is that you accurately guess how much time the quilt took to make - 100% of the money raised will go to Mimi’s Mission. Simply purchase an entry card for £2.00 from Cromptons or wherever you see the Mimi’s Mission poster, make your guess and deposit your card in the Mimi’s Mission tin. Please contact Jane Atwell (Mimi's Mission or Debs McGuire (Make Club for further information about the above. The quilt winner will be announced on Monday 17 December. If you have any questions about Mimi’s progress or about the fundraising efforts of Mimi’s Mission, please do email


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Schools Misbourne 6th Form Open Evening Gateway School Thursday 29 November 6.00 - 7.30pm Any prospective Year 12 students are very welcome to come and see the Misbourne School which is celebrating another set of superb examination results, both at A’ level and GCSE, and has also secured £2.5 million for some new buildings.

The Gateway School in Great Missenden is the first primary school in the UK to install a DOC® AED device, the world’s only fully automated defibrillator. This lifesaving device could increase the survival rate of anyone suffering a cardiac arrest in the school by up to 90%.

At A level, 72% of students achieved A* – C grades, and all our students achieved qualification for university or higher education from over 24 sixth form subjects studied.

Cardiac arrest is a very real issue for young and old and Gateway School is leading a UKwide drive for the installation of defibrillators in all schools and public places. The A.J. KING defibrillator installed at Gateway provides Your local decorator At GCSE, 86% of our students achieved 5 + voice-led instructions to the user, meaning 30 years experience A* - C, with an overall average grade at anyone, trained or not, can potentially save a Quality decorating almost a grade B. Robert Preston, the Head life. at competitive prices teacher, said “these fantastic results reflect Free quotations Tel: 01296 696511 the motivation and endeavour of my students “We have a duty of care to anyone in our and staff. I am so very proud of all my school, whether pupil, staff, parent or visitor. students but there is even better to come.” The DOC AED will ensure that crucial life There were so many successes including 25 support can be administered in the case of a ASTON CLINTON students who achieved perfect 100% scores cardiac arrest, whether in the school, on the SUPPER CLUB in their external examinations, which is sports field, playground or on the walk to or unprecedented. from school. YOUR LOCAL UNDERGROUND RESTAURANT VISIT: WWW.ACSUPPERCLUB.CO.UK TO FIND OUT MORE ........

In recognition of the many achievements at The Misbourne, the School has secured £2.5 million for some new purpose built buildings. Robert Preston said “these are exciting times and we continue to provide the best education for all our students and prepare them for tomorrow’s world.’

“We hope also to extend the use of the defibrillator to the wider community in Great Missenden. If someone was to suffer a cardiac arrest close to the school,” explained Steven Wade, head teacher at Gateway School.”

November 2012

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To join the scheme, an annual membership fee is paid which will cover as many or as few oil orders as you need during the course of the year. The minimum order that can be placed is 500 litres. New members are eligible to place an order in the same month they join the scheme, as long they submit their application form and pay their membership fee before the ‘ordering deadline date', which is usually the last Wednesday of the month. Memberships fees are £20 for domestic users, £30 for community buildings and £100 for business and this is done through Community Impact Bucks

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Community Impact Bucks has set up a new scheme in Buckinghamshire to help purchasers of central heating oil to make savings by buying in bulk. By bringing communities together throughout Buckinghamshire it is possible to make the most of the joint buying power of schemes operating in 7 counties across the country. Savings can be made and passed directly to people whose fuel costs are high simply because they do not have a gas supply and have to use oil for cooking and heating. 19

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New Sailing Boat for Scouts

Wendover Tennis and Squash Club

Four years ago 1st Wendover Scouts took to the water at Aylesbury Sailing Club with a small fleet of 4 Pico sailing boats. During that time over 200 young people had the chance to learn to sail. Last year we decided we needed a larger boat, so we wrote to the Wendover Community Trust to ask for support with this project, which we were then lucky enough to receive. So in February this year we made for the Dinghy Show. Not being a sailor myself it was an interesting day listening to talk about jibs, shakles and lots of other bits and, luckily for me, Russell our sailing instructor understood the jargon.

The Club has received funding from the Bucks Olympic Legacy Project to run a course focusing on introducing tennis to Students 14 to 18 years of age who are not members of a tennis club and who have either never played or only played tennis at a young age.

The course is FREE, all equipment is provided and runs each Thursday 4:00 – 5:00pm at the Tennis Club on Dobbins Lane. For details please contact our Head Coach CHILTERN FOOT Dan Anthony at The Squash and Racketball winter leagues HEALTH SERVICES are now in stride with the addition of our Ian Phipps MCFHP MAFHP We settled upon a Hartley Gull, a UK sailing annual team Racketball round robin Foot Health Practitioner boat suitable for up to four people. The boat tournament. Full details can be found at was hand made this summer and took (Wendover – based) slightly longer than initially thought because Home Visits - 01296 696032 of the boats being built for the Olympics. It Mid Bucks Beekeepers Association Surgery at the arrived at the beginning of September and I Good luck to 6 of our members who are Belmore Centre was the first to paddle it across the lake! sitting exams this month as part of the British 01296 612361 Beek eepers As soc iation educ ation Registered Member of the British The scouts had their chance to sail the boat programme. Dr David Evans will be Association of Foot Health Professionals at our weekend activity camp at the end of presenting The Plight of the Honeybee: September. The boat also got a few looks Varroa and Viruses at our monthly meeting from others at the club who own older Firewood for sale versions. Sailing now features as one of the on 21 November at the Bowls Club. Seasoned hardwood logs many activities the troop has to offer. This is Our new membership year starts on 1 made possible by the volunteers that help November and is open to Beekeepers and Contact Phil Bernard on 07764 219984 or email cox- and the continued support of Wendover non-Beekeepers, full details are at Community Trust so it seems apt to name the boat 'Trust'.

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Corner Wendover Cricket Club Wendover Cricket Club completed their season at the end of September with a match at Witchell. The President’s XI scored 197 for 8 in 40 overs with Nick Heafford scoring 42 and Matt Winterburn 53, whilst Tom McPartlan was the most successful bowler for the Chairman’s XI with 3 for 19. Philip Seabrook took 3 for 35 at the top of the order before George Robinson’s 29 and Bob’s Glue’s 31 off 30 balls got the Chairman’s reply back on track, but it was Tom Grace with 45 that held the innings together. However, when he was 8th out on 163, the innings quickly folded to leave the President’s team victorious by 28 runs. After the game President Tony Mogford presented the Season’s Awards: Batting

George Robinson

The 1st XI finished 9th out of 10 teams in the Mid Bucks League Premier Division, whilst the 2nd XI finished a very creditable 4th in Division 2 and ended the league season in style by beating the then leaders Phoenix OB by 35 runs. George Robinson scored 112 and followed it up with 4 for 59, supported by Will Dean’s 55 and a strong all-round bowling and fielding performance. The U11 team belatedly played their Aylesbury League final in September, losing to a very strong Aston Rowant side. Harrison Cornick took 2 wickets and threw down the stumps for a run out, but Rowant still made 290 in their innings of this “pairs” game. Ben Pope and Jacob Davis made an excellent start to Wendover’s run chase before the opponents’ superiority began to tell and we closed on 219.

2nd XI Player

Shanil Patel

Preparations are now underway for the Club’s annual 50/50 Auction on Saturday 17 November, which is an important fundraiser as well as being an eagerly anticipated village event. Lots go under the hammer from 11.30 a.m. at the Wendover Memorial Hall.

Non-league Player

George Robinson

Rotary goes Bust

Young Player

Tom Grace

Silver Bail

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President’s Box

George Robinson

Many thanks to all who have donated a total of 6 300 bras to the local Rotary Club BUST project through the Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop. The collection continues so please keep them coming.

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Bob Glue

1st XI Player

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Saturday 1 December, 7.30pm St Mary’s Some background to Christmas in Venice: 2012 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Giovanni Gabrieli and so the Christmas concert will be a liturgical reconstruction of Christmas Vespers in St Marks Venice as it might have been performed in 1640. It will include music by Gabrieli, Monteverdi and my second cousin, twelve times removed, Giovanni Bassano (1558-1617) who worked with Gabrieli and Monteverdi as Maestro di Concerto at San Marco. We will be accompanied by an instrumental group of cornetti, sackbuts and theorbo. The Latin title of Vespers - Evensong, to Anglicans - on Christmas Eve is VESPRI IN VIGILIA NATIVITATIS DOMINUM. For the Doge and the Venetian aristocracy, Vespers on Christmas Eve was the first attendance required in the Basilica of San Marco - the building which housed the saint's remains. Francesco Sansovino the Venetian historian refers to these ceremonial occasions for which the chapels surrounding the High Altar of San Marco were filled with benches and chairs to accommodate the throng of dignitaries. The Doge and the Signoria processed from the Ducal Palace into San Marco itself for this rich and amazing service. Peter Bassano

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Corner “Contact the Elderly” in Wendover This month sees the launch of a local “Contact the Elderly” group, a registered national charity based on a simple concept that makes a big difference to the lives of the older, more isolated members of our community. Once a month a team of local volunteers regularly hosts a Sunday afternoon tea party for those who are less mobile and whose families are not close at hand. 23

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1st Wendover Guides to close? would like to find out more, please

We recently received a letter addressed to our home on Aylesbury Road from a gentleman named Ken Meades of North Carolina. He is hoping to get in touch with Michael 'Spike' France with whom he served in the Royal Signals in Cyprus between 1948-50. If anyone is able to shed any light please contact me via Wendover News. Denise Skidmore

For the past 16 years the 1st Wendover Guides has given hundreds of local girls the opportunity to have fun, challenge themselves and develop and gain confidence in a safe environment.

The current leader is retiring and unless a new leader is found this popular unit is facing the possibility of closure at Christmas. This will affect not only the current Guides but also the Rainbows and Brownies in Wendover, Halton, Short Story Competition Budding writers are encouraged to Weston Turville and Stoke Mandeville polish their literary skills by creating a who will find it harder to stay in Guiding short story in a maximum of 500 words. when they reach 11 years old. Adults can choose any topic; Time is Precious is the theme for secondary; The Guides offers a great opportunity and Caring for Others for primary school for girls aged between ten and fourteen to try many outdoor activities, new writers. School packs are available. challenges, crafts and badge work. The The launch, attended by Freya North, girls are very enthusiastic and enjoy will be held at W aterstones in coming to the weekly meetings. Berkhamsted on Monday 12 November. Prizes include: Kingston University There are adult volunteers who help bursary, Waterstones’ book tokens and plan events and assist in running the meetings but a new leader is required. signed books. Previous experience is not needed as The competition is in support of the all necessary training will be given. Hospice of St Francis. For further details and launch party tickets contact If you enjoy working with young people and are interested in volunteering to Sandra Smith take on this very rewarding role, or

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Clock Tower Fundraising Further to the article on the back page of the October edition of Wendover News, Wendover Parish Council would like to thank two recent events which have started the fund raising ball rolling. At the Love Me Do 50th anniversary event on Saturday 6 October, the remains of a drinks “kitty” provided just over £10. After their Harvest Supper on Friday 12 October, The Wendover Society kindly contributed just over £400 - the proceeds from their Raffle. Tom Walsh

Thank you I am pleased to say that the Wycombe Orpheus Male Choir Concert, held at St. Mary’s Church, Wendover on 29 September was a great success and enjoyed by all who attended. The sum of £1100 was raised towards St Mary’s Refurbishment Fund. Thank you to all who helped and all who attended. Gill Andrews

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I must take issue with several of the comments voiced by Val Brown (Charity Shops in Wendover - Oct issue). She says ‘it is regrettable that both our charity shops should be Hospice Shops as it narrows the choice....’ but people who want to target their donations still have the opportunity to shop in other charity shops in nearby Aylesbury, Amersham or Great Missenden, or to make direct donations to the charity of their choice.

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John Colet Head Students The John Colet Head Boys and Girls were voted into office on their return from AS exams in June. Their first task was to organise the annual Fun and Fancy Dress year 12 Sports Day which brought everyone together and reinforced their new tutor groups. They then turned their attention to helping with new year 7s when they came for their induction day in July.

Head Girl Kate Bowman helps with netball

On the first day of the new academic year, they were busy helping with individual school photos and the daunting task of talking to the whole school in the Sports Hall. This means that now they are easily recognised by everyone.

Head Boy Jason Gooderham supports year 7

The sixth form always has to choose two charities to support and this year they are: locally Helen & Douglas House and nationally the Teenage Cancer Trust. They now have to arrange their own fund raising activities eg a Santa Dash round the school field when thoughts turn to the Festive Season. They are already planning decorating the sixth form Common Room for Christmas as well. The whole school is looking forward to other traditional fund raising activities such as Freaky Friday for the lower school and a Bake Off competition with sales as well. There is usually a mufti day after half term to add to the collection. Last year’s Charity Help Week raised over £2½K, a hard and very worthy target to beat!

Deputy Head Girl Emma Eastgate helps with music & drama

Other traditional fund raising activities will include a Santa’s Grotto for the lower school then in the New Year there will be Valentine Roses and Egg Hunts.

Deputy Head Boy Jamie McIntyre helps at the bus stop

This year, all year 12s will hold a leadership role within the school, often leading clubs for lower school pupils such as cookery, chess, textiles, etc. They will also be involved in a variety of community activities. The deputies - Emma and Jamie - will run the School Council with 2 representatives from each year. We wish them all a very fruitful and enjoyable year.

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Local Face: Tony Mogford Tony Mogford has been a familiar face in Wendover since 1952 when he took the tenancy of Bank Farm from the fairly new Lord of the Manor Lionel Abel– Smith. This friendship led to 35 years as the chairm an of W endover Community Trust (now the Lionel AbelSmith Trust). Within 2 years of arrival he had won the heart of, and married, Mary Pheby, “the girl next door” who lived in Brook House. They are blessed with two children, Jacky and Edward, and 5 grandchildren. Tony has always seen himself as a farmer although his family background is not agricultural. At Berkshire College of Agriculture he was the first student President then Governor for over 50 years including 10 years as Chair and now Honorary. This pattern of service to the community followed by glowing accolades has been the pattern of his life. This includes 25 years in Local Government including Aylesbury Rural District Council through becoming the first chair of Aylesbury Vale District Council and the opening of the Civic Centre (recently demolished). Through him, AVDC was among the first Districts in Bucks to have sheltered accommodation. He then moved on to Bucks County Council, retiring in 1985.

For long he stood as an independent unopposed then it became imperative to join a party to have any influence. In addition he did stints with Buckingham Development Corporation, Thames Valley Police, Aylesbury Festival of the Arts and Bucks Association for Mental Health. Tony has always supported education and projects involving the young. This led to chairing the governing bodies of Green Park Youth Training Centre, John Colet School and Aylesbury College. This included extending the Colet playing field when there was a threat from the proposed bypass. It also meant fighting very hard to rebuild the school when the original structure started to rot. Tony formed the Oxon & Bucks Branch of the Prince’s Trust as the first chair and was granted two Royal warrants. In 1999 Tony received the MBE for education, and work in the community of Buckinghamshire. Meanwhile he continued to be busy helping people and organisations in Wendover as well. He joined the Sports Supporters Club and took over from Bill Brook and Oliver Floyd. They ran a local mini football “pools” keeping 50%

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of the weekly pot. Tony encouraged the Lord of the Manor to make available to the Tennis and Squash Club valuable building land in Dobbins Lane. When Captain Tom Barlow bought Witchell from the Lord of the Manor to give to Wendover (in the same way that his father had given Hampden Meadow) it was Tony who helped to level the uneven ground with his farm equipment. The first early 1960s Carnival to raise money for the swimming pool was held on their field in Hale Lane. Tony and Mary gave full support to the annual Gymkhana. Later Tony supported fully the covering of the pool which is now named after him. He led the successful refurbishment of Wendover Memorial Hall and most recently helped with the refurbishment of St Anne’s Hall. His latest honour was to be awarded the 2012 Presidents’ Prize by the Wendover Society of which he was a founder member and vice-chair for 17 years, gratefully received last month.

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Matters Arising View from the Chair Looking forward to interesting times, the Vice Chair and I, with the chairs of committees, are already planning:

Local Produce Market Manor Waste 9am to 1pm Saturday 17 November

Finance, chaired by Bob Lewis, will be working soon with committee chairs compiling the budgets/precept for next year as well as ensuring the auditors remain happy. Staffing, ably chaired by Karen Saunders, is straightening out and tweaking procedures to ensure the Parish Council staff are happy in whatever line of work they are undertaking. Jill Bottomley is Acting Clerk, with Sue as her Assistant. Judith, Peter and Ian run the CIO and deal with allotment management, the Quiz and the Market. Andy and Tony look after the Parish grounds. We have engaged Ines Respini-Jones, a W endover resident, as our interim HR Consultant, to ensure that staffing issues are kept in line with current law and good practice. Am e n i t i e s , on e of t h e l a r g er Committees, has two major projects. The Clock Tower restoration will begin very soon. Fundraising has started and Tom Walsh, Chair of Amenities, has set up to help promote this project. The Manor

Next Parish Council Meeting Monday 5 November, 7.30pm Wendover Library Room

Waste improvement is also an ongoing development being project managed by another local person, Steve Bowles. A further project is the improvement of the London Road Play area to ensure safety is not compromised. Planning, led by Oliver Statham, will change as Localism takes a hold. With other councillors involved on outside bodies we have a busy, vibrant and enthusiastic set of councillors and staff all working for the people of Wendover. Robert Duggan, Chairman

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Fiona Lippmann, who resigned as Clerk earlier this year, made a claim against the Parish Council for Constructive Dismissal. The judgement of the Employment Tribunal that followed was that her claim of constructive dismissal failed and was dismissed. Further information will be posted on the website.

Allotments We currently have 2 plots available to rent at our London Road site. Now is the perfect time to get started and be prepared for next season.

Macmillan Coffee Morning £48.83 was raised for Cancer Support in the Clock Tower on Friday 28 September. This was a perfect opportunity for staff and councillors to meet informally over coffee and cakes.

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