Wendover News December 2017

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December 2017

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Christmas is coming . . .

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year we have heard of so many tragedies throughout our world and locally. For many in our community there will be heartache and sadness but the wonderful gift we are given at Christmas is God’s son who cares for each of us. He knows us, loves us and wants us to celebrate with joy at this special time.

I always look forward to the Christmas events that happen during November and into December . . . it’ll be good to be around for the Wendover Christmas Evening on Wednesday 6 December when lots of the shops are open and the lights are turned on. It’s that sort of evening that makes me feel like Christmas is coming . . . and not too early. The commercial world encourages us to be buying earlier and earlier (and bigger and bigger) but for me that takes so much away from A crib made of FIMO in a pistachio nut what Christmas is really about. shell at last year’s Crib Fest, see page 17

We celebrate the birth of Jesus on CHRISTMAS DAY (25th Dec) not in the middle of November!! On that day we welcome the one sent by God to live among us . . . the baby, born of Mary and Joseph, who came to bring a message of love to our world. In 2017 we need to hear that message even louder as during this

Just as the wise men and the shepherds gathered in Bethlehem to see this newborn baby why don’t you look for an opportunity to join the celebrations at the different churches in Wendover . . . you will be made most welcome both by the congregations and by God himself, see page 22.

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editor@wendovernews.co.uk Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop 19 High Street, Wendover HP22 6DX Wendover News, established 1989, is delivered through the door to many local households. If you do not receive one at home and would like to volunteer to deliver for us to your road, please contact the office (see above). Wendover News would like to thank all its willing volunteers.

Tuesday 12 December at 1.30pm

To celebrate the completion of training at RAF Halton we can expect a flypast (weather permitting)

ANTIQUES AT . . . WENDOVER Join us for mulled wine and mince pies on Sunday 3 December

Carols around the Tree Join us with family, friends and neighbours for a festive sing-along on

December Mystery Object at the Antiques Centre

£10 Gift voucher for the winner October’s was a Moustache Cup

Friday 15 December We will be accompanied by the amazing

Chinnor Silver Band

Free customer car park

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(including payments for adverts) book early to avoid disappointment

My prayer is that you and your family experience God’s love this Christmas through the celebration of the birth of His Son Jesus Christ . . . God with us. Revd Sally Moring Vicar of Wendover and Halton

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Events Cake & Biscuit Decorating

International Conversation - Fri 8, please Cornelli Sugarcraft (see advert page 28) book. Knit & Natter, Tue 19, 2-3.30pm. runs courses each term. Book today! www. “Jigsaw Challenge” Nov & Dec. cornellisugarcraft.co.uk See events pages 38 Bucks County Museum & Roald Dahl & 39.

Children’s Gallery

Charity Coffee Mornings

Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Visit the fantastic Roald Dahl Children’s 30 CLUB CORNER Gallery, café, shop and garden. Until 2 Dec, 33 RAF HALTON works by 2017 Muir Trust Artist in Residence 34 LINDENGATE James Fox. Also, the “Off the Wall” Art Fair is on until 9 Dec. Experience Science with Santa 35 JOHN HAMPDEN SCHOOL Cycle Rides and Local Walks 16 Dec. For charges, opening and activity 36 HAMPDEN FIELDS & WOODLANDS Simply Walk meets each Tuesday at 10.00 times, birthday parties and more please 37 LOCAL FACE: FR JUDE IROH at Wendover Clock Tower and the first check www.buckscountymuseum.org. 38 WHAT’S ON LISTINGS Thursday at 11.00 near Café in the Woods. Have a look at the listings on pages 38 & 39 Advent Craft Fair 40 MATTERS ARISING for details. The Ramblers have a programme Sat 25 Nov, 10am-12noon, St Dunstan’s Wendover News is produced by: Jane Larkham - Editor of organised walks of varying length and Church, Monks Risborough Jackie Brown - Assistant Editor difficulty locally. Handmade cards, wooden crafts, home Wynne Byford - Graphics Paul Hammett - Accounts Aylesbury Cyclist Touring Club has produce, bulbs, phoenix cards, children’s Please recycle your Wendover News group rides throughout the county, see corner, handmade blankets, Usborne books, Printed in the UK by southbuckscycling.or​g.uk/rides. Any bike will Homemade cakes/biscuits, sewing/knitting The Magazine Printing Company using only paper from FSC/PEFC suppliers do as long as it’s roadworthy. Newcomers crafts, chocolates/sweets in jars, raffle. Entry www.magprint.co.uk welcome, please try an easy-paced ride £1 to include tea/coffee. first. Easy-Paced Rides 09.30am Sundays: ALLIANCE December’s rides are all self-led; please see Lindengate’s “Double Your Money” BUSINESS ADVISORS Christmas Challenge the website for details. CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS 28 Nov - 5 Dec, online TAX CONSULTANTS & WILL WRITERS Wendover and Halton Cycling Club meets Lindengate, the award-winning mental a local and efficient service weekly at 18.30 Wednesdays, 18.00 health charity based at World’s End has saving you money and time Thursdays, 08.30 Sundays. All meetings at been accepted by The Big Give to take part in Halton UK tennis and sports village. Parking, their Christmas Challenge. This means that 07946 651 301 showers/changing and café on site. Contact between 28 November and 5 December, any Otec Bikes for information 07824 828024. money raised for the charity on the Big Give Garden Care & Maintenance See advert page 26. website will be doubled immediately from Dead leaves, brown plants, pledged funds already held.

unruly shrubs?

Thursdays, 10am-12noon, No2 Pound St Medical Detection Dogs is the first charity to benefit. Drop in, add to the collection pot, and have a cup of coffee, too!

Regular Events at Wendover Library

Have your garden tidied for winter “Learn My Way” computer training first Lindengate are asking all supporters and

Call Simon Shirley Tuesday of each month, please book. friends to spread the word and make a small 625053 / 07836 665512 Children’s Book Club, first Saturday every donation by going to secure.thebiggive.org. A friendly and reliable Service month, 2.30pm - details from the Library. uk/charity/view/65802/lindengate.

Christmas Church Services St Anne’s Catholic Church CHRISTMAS DAY Monday 25 09.00 Mass with Nativity Play St Mary’s Church CHRISTMAS EVE Sunday 24 16.00 Sunday 24 23.30 CHRISTMAS DAY Monday 25 08.00 Monday 25 10.00

Crib Service First Communion of Christmas Holy Communion All Age Communion

John at JSB Pressure Washing Wishes Old & New Customers A Merry Christmas & A Happy 2018 Cleaning Patios, Drives, Block Paving, Decking etc. Locally For Over 30 Years

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Wendover Free Church Monday 25 11.00 Christmas Day Service (All Age) 2

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Events CribFest 2017

Fri 1 3-6pm & Sat 2 10am-4pm, St Anne’s Church. Community groups and individuals have created their own nativity scenes and these will be on display at the CribFest brought to you by Wendover Free Church. You are invited to view the scenes and vote for your favourites. The winners will receive a small prize. There will be free refreshments and a stall, in aid of the charity Embrace, selling home-made cakes, produce and Christmas decorations. Details: minister@wendoverfreechurch.org.uk or 01296 622354.

Claydon Estate Christmas Event

Sat 2, 10am-4pm, MK18 2EX Artistry, food, gifts - and activities for you to take part in!

Sally Evans Artists & Makers Fairs

Thame Town Hall OX9 3DP (2 Dec) and Bradmoor Farm HP17 8JX (9-10 Dec), 10am-4pm If you’re on a mission to buy or a voyage of discovery, find something new & unusual at a Sally Evans event! See advert page 4.

St. Michael’s Christmas Fair

Sat 2, 11am-3pm, Anthony Hall, Aston Clinton Home-made foods, gifts, plants, tombola, raffle - and Father Christmas! Details from Marion on 01296 630577.

December Loyalty Card Offers If you are not receiving the monthly email reminder and would like to, please check your spam and junk folders or send your details, including your ILW card number to ilovewendover@wendoverchamber.co.uk

See also www.wendoverloyaltycard.com and noticeboards in Sweeney’s Budgens, Costa, Harpenden BS, The Library and Wendover Hardware.

A Li�le Bird Gallery: Three Christmas cards or packs for the price of Two! Also spend over £5.00 and receive a FREE Christmas gift! Hemingford Pest Control: £10 off ANY accepted quote 07736 327808 Just: FREE mulled wine & mince pies on Wednesday 6 December Martin Holman: 10% off domestic treatment prices 07510 290321 No2 Pound Street: 10% OFF our delicious Deli Tasting Platters (not in conjunction with any other offers) Perry House Dental Surgery: 20% off bleaching, conditions apply The Lo� Studio & Gallery: FREE artist’s card with Limited Edition print purchase Oakwood Wellbeing: 20% off first block booking if used before end of January. 01296 823 044 info@oakwood.org.uk Vapor Clean: 10% discount to new customers on 1st oven or carpet clean Village Environmental Services: 20% discount on accepted estimate for CCTV drain survey or drain clearance, 07850 635844 Wendover Computers: 10% off install, setup and data transfer when purchasing a nano or laptop. 10% off Windows Vista upgrades. pete@wendover-computers.co.uk, 0800 3118385, 07881 555482 Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre: 10% off pet consultations and vaccinations (T& Cs apply) 01296 623439 Wendover Wood: 10% discount 01296 623869


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CEJust, JUNIOR Tickets £15.00,WENDOVER U16s £5.00 from 11 HighSCHOOL St, Wendover. HP22 6DU Wharf Road, Wendover HP22 6HF Info@stmaryswendover.org.uk Tel 01296 623123 Also available 01296 from nettynicholson@me.com 696822


VACANCY – MIDDAY SUPERVISOR We are seeking a Midday Supervisor to join our friendly lunchtime team. This rewarding role involves supervising the children while they eat and play throughout the lunch break. The hours of work are 12.10-1.25pm, Monday to Friday, term time only. Salary is on Bucks Pay Range 1a (£2025 pa). Previous school-based experience is not essential but would be a distinct advantage.

Grand Christmas & Craft Fayre

Sat 2, 11am-4pm, St Mary’s Weston Turville Many stalls, lunches, refreshments! Details 01296 424982.

For a full job description and application form, or to find out more about the position, please contact Catriona Martin, Business Manager, CDRS Street Collections at finance@wendoverjunior.co.uk or 01296 696822 (option 4). 2, 9, 16, 20 & 23 Dec, various locations Closing date for applications: Wednesday 13 December 2017 Help raise funds for Chilterns Dog Rescue Society! Contact cdrsevents@aol.com for more details.

Artists & Makers Fairs 2017 Thame Town Hall, OX9 3DP 2nd December

Bradmoor Farm, Haddenham, HP17 8JX 9th & 10th December

10am - 4pm

www.sallyevansevents.com 01844 273069 sllyevan@aol.com

Giving Trees

from Sun 3, both churches Churches Together in Wendover put Giving Trees into both St Anne’s and St Mary’s on the first Sunday in Advent each year. These bare branches have present tags dangling from them, inviting you to take a tag and provide the present suggested on it. Please wrap your present, add the label and return it to one of the churches or to JUST at 11 High Street, Wendover. The last opportunity to bring your presents is at the Carol Service in St Mary’s on Sunday 17 December. After that, the presents are taken to Aylesbury Women’s Refuge to brighten up a difficult Christmas for anyone who has to seek help at this time. Examples of presents include items for children of all ages including hats, gloves, scarves, toys and for women including toiletries and make-up as the families often leave home with almost nothing. Seasonal non-perishable food is also very welcome.

Halton Singers with

Wendover’s fabulous fair-trade shop is the ideal place for all your Christmas shopping. Advent calendars and candles, Christmas cards and decorations and beautiful gifts for all your family and friends.

Join us for LATE NIGHT SHOPPING and FREE mulled wine & mince pies on Wednesday 6th December. • • • • • • •

The Real Advent calendar Divine chocolate coins Earth squared bags and scarves Thought Clothing bamboo socks Lanka Kade wooden toys Emma’s organic soaps Namaste and Fair to trade hand-made Christmas decorations

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RAF Halton Voluntary Band proudly present their

Charity Gala Concert at

St George’s Church, RAF Halton On 13 December 2017 from 7.00pm Tickets £10 including refreshment Children under 16 Free Tickets from Don Knight 01296 622603 or Kevin Towler 01296 622390 Supporting Iain Rennie Hospice at Home Please mention Wendover News when responding to adverts


Events Mulled Wine & Mince Pies Florence

Sun 3, 5pm, Walton Lodge HP21 7QY Sat 9, 4pm, St Peter and St Paul’s MK18 1BS Sponsor a light to honour someone special and write a dedication or tribute to them to appear in the Books of Honour which can be viewed at the Hospice in December and early January, and at the Tree of Light events. Everyone who dedicates a light will receive a personal card of acknowledgment and an invitation to the Tree of Light commemoration. www.fnhospice.org.uk/tree-of-light-2017

Chilterns Wildlife

Thursday 21 December 9am-2pm (Trade 8am) Entrance by donation to Charity Wendover Memorial Hall email: peter.stevenspeter@aol.com

Wendover Christmas Event

Sun 3, Antiques at Wendover See advert front page.

Tree of Light with Nightingale Hospice

Antiques & Collectors Market

Tue 5, 8pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society welcomes Malcolm Brownsword, a wildlife expert and botanist. His new talk, supported with excellent visual aids, is sure to be full of local interest.

Wed 6, 4-7pm, Manor Waste/High Street The Wendover tradition continues, with late night shopping, best dressed window competition, gift stalls, food, beverages and much more! See centre section.

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Buckinghamshire Bird Club

Thu 7, 7.45pm, Wendover Memorial Hall The club pays a visit to Transylvania, courtesy of Andy Harding’s talk.

Brandon Allen - Gene Ammons Project

Thu 7, 8.15pm, St Mary’s Aylesbury Featuring the music of one of the great stylists of contemporary jazz. Tickets £15/£6; contact jazzyfw@googlemail.c​om for details.

Wendover Art Club Exhibition

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a r m t h •l o g s •d r y timber•s t e r e •r e n e w a b l e seasoned • winter • firewood For prices & orders call Phil on 07764 219984 or email at coxgrovewood@hotmail.com RENTAL PROPERTY ON POUND STREET

Sat 9 & Sun 10, 10am-4pm, Wen Lib Room A chance to see the club’s paintings, some of which will be for sale, as well as cards and prints to buy. Visitors are welcome to browse and vote for their favourite painting. So take a break from shopping - come and visit! Free entry.

The Trustees of the Lionel Abel-Smith Trust are looking for tenants for two recently refurbished & unfurnished properties:

3-bed £1,400pcm 2-bed £1,200pcm For more details please contact


NEWS FROM WENDOVER HEALTH CENTRE - 01296 623452 Wendover Health Centre is also on www.westongrove.com Daytime and evening classes starting January 2018

Ellesborough, Butlers Cross and Princes Risborough

Christmas and New Year Opening

We will be closed from 6.30pm on Friday 22 December until 7.30 am on Wednesday 27 December (telephone lines from 8am). We will open normally on 27, 28 and 29 December. At New Year we will be closed from 6:30pm Friday 29 December until 7:30am on Tuesday 2 January 2018. Please make sure you submit all repeat medication requests in good time before the Christmas break – we require three working days to issue a prescription. We will NOT be open on Saturday 24 or 30 December – but we will have extra GP appointments on 17 December 2017 and 6 January 2018. At all times when we are closed, for urgent matters please call 111. We wish all readers a Merry Christmas and a Healthy New Year!

Dr Reed retirement

Dr Reed will be retiring from practice at the end of December 2017. He will be sorely missed by all the team after 23 years as a GP at Wendover. We wish him all the very best for the future. Dr Amy Pennefather will be joining the doctor team in January 2018 and will be taking over Dr Reed’s patient list. Dr Pennefather has worked with us in the past as a GP Registrar, and we are very happy to welcome her back to Wendover Health Centre.

Colds and Flu over the winter Januar y

Book befo re Decem ber

Seasonal colds and flu are already spreading in the local population, especially children, and there are concerns that there will be a significant flu outbreak this winter. If you’re generally fit and healthy, you can usually manage the symptoms of a cold or flu yourself without seeing your GP. Antibiotics are not effective in treating colds and flu and will not normally be prescribed. Please see the “Treatment Room” section of our website (www.westongrove.com) or NHS Choices (www.nhs. uk) for detailed information, including advice on when you should seek medical assistance. Local pharmacies will also offer help with managing the symptoms of colds and flu. This space is paid for by Wendover Health Centre.


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Events 1st Halton (RAF) Scouts Christmas Fete RAF Halton Voluntary Sat 9, 2-4pm, Weston Turville Village Hall Christmas Concert

Band Charity Gala Concert

Wed 13, 7pm, St George’s, RAF Halton The Works, local traders, games, crafts and Sat 9, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Princes Risborough Halton Singers and the RAF Halton Voluntary the Weston Turville Bell Ringers! Featuring Big Band music on a Christmas Band join together to continue the annual theme. Tickets £10/£8 from 01844 273300, tradition. See advert page 4. Family Film Evening parishoffice@stmarysrisborough.org.uk or Sat 9, 5-7pm, Wendover Christian Centre Christmas Concert by Candlelight Wendover Free Church invites everyone to on the door. a Family Film Evening when the Disney film ‘Moana’ will be shown. Free entry, popcorn Dementia Friendly Christmas and ice cream for all, but children must be Sun 10, 2.30pm, St Mary’s Wendover accompanied by an adult during the event. Organised by Wendover Dementia Action Alliance, with singing led by Kathy & Wendover Choral Christmas Concert Pete, who provide ‘Singing for the Brain’ Sat 9, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Wendover in Buckinghamshire through the local Christmas Oratorio: J.S. Bach, featuring Milly branch of the Alzheimer’s Society, www. Forrest: soprano, Hamish McLaren: counter- alzheimers.org.uk. Join in, experience the tenor, Cameron Mitchell: tenor and Nicholas spirit of Christmas, and share memories of Mogg: bass. Also including the Equale Christmases long ago. See article page 10. Baroque Soloists, and Conductor Peter Bassano. Tickets £15.00, Under 16s £5.00 available at Just, 11 High Street, Wendover. Christmas Wreath Workshops HP22 6DU, Info@stmaryswendover.org. 12, 13 & 19 Dec, 13 High St Wendover uk Tel 01296 623123. Also available from Wreathmaking with Fiona Faber, please nettynicholson@me.com. contact the shop for details. Advert this page.

with the Chinnor Silver Band

Wed 13, 8pm, St Dunstan’s HP27 9JE Tickets (£9) are available from Rachel Ungi (01844 761535), Penny Hollings (07762 880219) or via www.ticketsource.co.uk/ st-dunstans-church. Raffle, complimentary glass of mulled wine/soft drink & mince pie.

Chiltern Humanists

Wed 13, 8pm, Small Barn Hall HP6 5AH Andrew Neilson from the Howard League for Penal Reform will be speaking about the history and work of their organisation.

AC, B &DB Horticultural Society

Wed 13, 8pm, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS Martin Woolner: “The Natural & Cultural

Save the Date!

Saturday 20th January 2018 Holiday Showcase Victoria Hall, Akeman Street, Tring HP23 6AA From 10am-3pm — FREE ENTRY! Come along and be inspired!

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Bathrooms, Ensuites, Cloakrooms, Showers, Water Softeners, C/Heating, Power Flushing small maintenance jobs undertaken

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Heritage of Holly, Ivy and Mistletoe.” www. of seasonal readings and Christmas carols. Tea astonclintonhort​iculturalsociety.co.uk and mince pies will be served afterwards.

Book Club

Sat 16, 10.30-11.30am, Wen Christian Ctre There is always a warm welcome for anyone who enjoys reading. No set books, just interesting conversation about what we have been reading and what we recommend. We will start with coffee and festive nibbles.

Wendover Markets before Christmas

Messy Church

Thu 21 , 3.30-5.30pm, starts in St Anne’s Hall Enjoy Christmas-themed messy (and not so messy) activities for adults and children alike. Hear the Christmas story, enjoy a song and prayer activity, and then we’ll eat a meal together. No charge. Children, please remember to bring an adult with you.

Local Produce Market - Sat 16, 9am-1pm and Stories with Santa Weekly Market - Thu 21, 9am-5pm, both on Sat 23, 11am-12noon, Wendover Library the Manor Waste. Festive stories & songs for younger readers. Booking essential.

Nine Lessons and Carols Tailored book-keeping and accountancy solutions to suit you and your business e-mail: paul@ph-as.co.uk Tel: 01296 695360

Sun 17, 6pm, St Mary WT Coming Soon - Save the Date! Church choir & School Friday Choir. Mulled • 3 Feb - CDRS Quiz wine & mince pies after. 01296 424982 • 6 Feb - Elgar Piano Quintet as part of Chiltern Arts Festival 2018 Carols at Bankside • 9 Feb - Chilterns MS Centre Quiz Night Mon 18, 3pm, Bankside Lounge • 3 & 4 Mar - Chilterns MS Centre Art Exhibition Join Bankside residents and others for a service • 27 May - Wendover Celebrates 2018

Wendover Carpets & Flooring Local family business with 30 years experience Carpets and vinyls professionally supplied and fi�ed at competitive prices Samples brought to your home Call Mark for a friendly service

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Have your carpet fitted for Christmas*

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Window & Door repairs Misty or broken windows? New sealed units fitted Add Georgian bars or lead designs? Handles & hinges replaced We also fit dog & cat flaps New Windows & Doors fitted

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Structured and fun swimming lessons in Aston Clinton, Aylesbury & Wendover Contact the Cherwell and Aylesbury Vale Team for more info;

Cherwell@puddleducks.com 01865 522 600 www.puddleducks.com

P KERNAN TREE SURGERY All aspects of tree work undertaken Hedges maintained Fully qualified Fully insured Local authority approved free estimates Firewood for sale

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Christmas offer Technology Test Drive

Experience the very best in Hearing Technology over the festive period with our 45 day FREE trial. Limited availability, so don’t delay. (Trial cost normally: £100)

So what are you waiting for? Call us today and get started on a FREE trial this Christmas and don’t miss out on the fun.

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01844 396057 Come along to our Hear Today coffee mornings and meet us and some of our existing clients. It’s the ideal place to ask any questions and share tips with experienced hearing aid wearers in a relaxed, informal setting.


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First Tuesday of the month in Thame 10am - 12 noon First Friday of the month in Amersham

Tea, coffee and cakes included. Reference: WEN1

Dementia-friendly Christmas Celebration

Man & Van Wendover resident Local removals a speciality Single Items House Clearance Fully Insured Before hiring a van, contact me David 07794 268575 01296 696352 david@cooleprojects.com

Your local independent gym Pay monthly - no contract

Choice of 5 Membership Options To arrange a visit contact Camilla on 07748 596607 haltontennis@btinternet.com 01296 623453

www.haltontennis.co.uk A Perfect Personal Christmas Gi� For Family And Friends! • You remember all those old videos in the loft? • Wouldn’t you like to see them again? • And maybe some of the folks in the films would like to see themselves as they were too. Re-live your personal memories, let me transfer your old tapes, VHS, camcorder, anything, to DVD for £6.95 per tape.

For a quotation call Richard: 07940 831915 or email: info@wendovermultimedia.co.uk

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Dementia Friendly Celebration

Sunday 10 December 2.30pm, St Mary’s As mentioned on page 22 in the November print edition of Wendover News, Wendover Dementia Action Alliance, WDAA, will host a Christmas Celebration at St Mary’s Church, Church Lane, Wendover, HP22 6NL, starting at 2.30pm on Sunday 10 December, welcoming people living with dementia and their families. This includes people who do not live in Wendover. If you know anyone who would enjoy this celebration, please extend an invitation. This will give young and old the opportunity to reminisce about Christmases past and present and enjoy Christmas stories. Dementia Friends from Wendover CofE Junior School are preparing Memory Boxes to facilitate these memories. Inevitably there will be singing, led by Kathy and Pete. This will include well known and easy to sing Christmas songs as well as familiar Carols.

CHILTERN FOOT HEALTH SERVICES Ian Phipps MCFHP MAFHP Foot Health Practitioner (Wendover - based)

Home visits - 01296 696032 Surgery at the Belmore Centre 01296 612361 Registered member of the British Association of Foot Health Professionals

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There will be a refreshment break in the middle of the celebration so that all can enjoy a seasonal mince pie or piece of Christmas cake with a hot or cold drink. It’s possible that a special guest might make an appearance towards the end of the celebration! For more information about Wendover Dementia Action Alliance please contact 01296 622443 (office hours) or facebook @ WendoverDementiaActionAlliance


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Established for almost 15 years in Wendover – we are here to provide you with the best service and choice of local properties

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Business Forum Christmas has come early for Buckinghamshire and the Chiltern’s oldest independent brewery! The Chiltern Brewery has won 3 top awards for 3 of its ales at The Society of Independent Brewers’ (SIBA) Midlands Beer Awards. Bottled 300s Dark Old Ale 5.0% proved a dark horse indeed winning gold in the Small Pack, Strong Bitters & Pale Ales category. It is described by the Brewery as a robust, full-flavoured ale with real depth of flavour and a long finish”. The bottled beer is also certified gluten free. Draught Chiltern Pale Ale 3.7% - described lovingly by one fan recently as being ‘so perfectly balanced and full of flavour’ was awarded bronze in the Cask Standard Bitters & Pale Ales.

Finally, the judges gave draught Porter, Chiltern Black, a bronze – in the Cask Speciality Mid to Dark Beers section. The Chiltern Brewery’s Head Brewer Tom Jenkinson is thrilled. “Awards such as these really make testament to our years of expertise and our focus on producing the best ales we can. A huge ‘well done’ to the whole team here.” SIBA awards are judged mostly by brewers, industry experts and beer journalists, so are very much seen as the ‘Brewers’ Choice Awards’ by the industry. The quality of entries was once again fantastic according to Competitions Committee Chair Guy Sheppard. See advert page 19.

Looking for something different for a special occasion?

Why not treat yourself or someone special to a day out on The Solent? You can either sit back and relax or help run the boat. With prices starting from £99 per person + VAT * we can put together a bespoke experience to make your special occasion more memorable. (* minimum of 7 people.) To find out more contact William Avery on 01296 623435 / 07768 500205 or email william@williamavery.co.uk


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Sidney, eight months ago and son Edward On the Eastern Front the fighting between was a prisoner in Turkey. His youngest son, Russia and Germany ended with an Ewart, was serving with the forces in France”. Armistice signed on 15 December at BrestLitovsk. Russia was effectively out of the war. This enabled the Germans to transfer a million men to the Western Front. At Halifax in Nova Scotia the Belgian ship Imo collided with the French ship Mont Blanc. The Mont Blanc, which was loaded with ammunition, caught fire and exploded. Most of Halifax was destroyed and 1,900 people lost their lives. British troops, led by General Allenby, captured Jerusalem from the Turks. James “Jim” Johns, with the Queen’s West View of the level crossing on the Aylesbury Road Surrey Regiment, was killed near Jerusalem circa 1960 by the late artist Brian Payne. on 27 December. He was 23 years old. Jim was the son of Charles and Edith Johns of 3 Nightingale Road. Before the war Jim had served an apprenticeship with Mr Birch, a builder of Perry Street. In his letters home Jim mentioned that he had camped twice in the Garden of Eden and was most impressed with Bethlehem. He was looking forward to having Christmas Dinner in Jerusalem. Gunner Sam Harding, aged 30, died of wounds while serving with the Royal Garrison Artillery. The Bucks Herald reported: “Sam joined up in the early stages of the war. As a boy he worked in the iron foundry and afterwards as a platelayer on the railway. Mr Harding lost another son,

Only the gate posts remain today.

Gunner Sam Harding by kind permission of Graham Pare.

The opening of the Wendover to Halton Light Railway at the end of 1917 relieved the pressure on local roads. The War Office had requisitioned vehicles owned by the Metropolitan Railway and local traders to transport supplies from Wendover station to Halton Camp and this resulted in deeply rutted and muddy roads. As early as 1915 Mr Thomas Read, the Wendover Station master, had put forward a plan for a light railway from Wendover to Halton and his idea was accepted by the directors of the

Metropolitan Board at Baker Street. Thomas Read was awarded £350 with which he bought a house in Chiltern Road. The railway was built in 1917 mainly by German Prisoners of War. The 1.75 mile line, which ran from the north end of Wendover Station to the Camp workshops in Chestnut Avenue, was built in 8 weeks. When the RAF changed from coal to oil fired generators in the late 1950’s the use of the line declined and it was officially closed on 31 March 1963. Traces of the route can still be seen in some of the Lionel Avenue gardens and the crossing gate-posts are next to Ashbrook Park. The School Log Book of December 1917 noted: “His Majesty’s Inspector, Miss Wier, the Physical Exercise Director, visited [the school] to see each teacher put his or her class through their evolutions and Swedish drill and games. Not quite as good as last year was her verdict.” The Wendover Magazine announced “We much regret to say that the cost of paper and printing has increased so greatly that it will be impossible for us to sell this Magazine at 1d per copy in future. The price, commencing in January will be 2d per copy.” Mike Senior & Val Moir Editor’s note: members of the Harding Family made a special effort to return to Wendover for Remembrance Sunday, 12 November and lay crosses for the three brothers who died.



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his newspaper. We always had a chat and yes There is currently an investigation into the he always finished with a joke. In all the years fire. If anyone has any information please I knew Eric I never saw him without his flat quote reference URN 336 01/11/2017. cap. I am pleased our paths crossed. Roy Coates The Riley Room

Message from The Wendover Colin Riley became President of Wendover Youth Centre in 2007, following the sad Neighbourhood Policing Team death of his wife Diana, who founded the

There have been several reports of AntiSocial Behaviour in the Hampden Park area over the past few months and also in the Skate Park area. The local Policing team have been patrolling and have issued numerous Yellow Card ASB warnings to youths who have been found acting in an anti-social manner previously. The latest report (October 2017) involves a fire being started in a bin next to the youth shelter. The local Neighbourhood Eric Miller - a Comment Policing Team are working with the Parish Forty six years ago I lived in Stoke Mandeville. Council regarding these issues. Behaviour Mr Miller was my Building Inspector. His like this will not be tolerated. passion was drains - all gulleys and manholes had to be full of water prior to inspection. If anyone has any information please email When I moved to Wendover some years later, the team on wendover&astonclintonnhpt@ I used to meet Eric on his daily walk collecting thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk.

Youth Centre in 1986. He was also Chairman of the Management Board, and guided the Centre though turbulent times when BCC withdrew funding from a number of Youth Centres, including Wendover. It was largely due to his perseverance and hard work that the Centre remained open and was able to build on his work to become the successful provision that it is today under the current chairmanship of Tony Playle. The Centre will refurbish the “quiet room” and give it the name “The Riley Room” to reflect the huge contribution that Diana and Colin have made to the wellbeing of young people in Wendover.

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CribFest 1-2 Dec

With the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme in 1916, Lindengate Gardeners used poppy seed heads to make their double decker Christmas Crib. They seemed perfect to tell the story of Jesus who symbolises resurrection and eternal life.

Carol Singers will support CribFest by singing (and signing) on the Manor Waste on the morning of Saturday 2 December, like last year.

Last year, Wendover Free Church organised a very successful Crib Festival. Many local organisations joined in the fun by creating new cribs for the occasion. These included a tiny crib using a pistachio nut shell as the stable and the largest were those used regularly by our local churches during the Christmas Season. Many visitors enjoyed exploring the varied work on display. The 2016 winner was Lindengate and their trophy was awarded during the Christmas Lights Switch On. Their crib was inspired by poppy seed heads found on site during a regular session for gardeners. This year’s CribFest can be visited in St Anne’s Church, Aylesbury Road, HP22 6JG from 3 to 6pm Friday 1 and 10am to 4pm Saturday 2 December. All very welcome.


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Christmas Music Carols for CribFest

Saturday 2 December, 10am-12noon, Manor Waste Celebrating CribFest. All welcome to join in. See article page 17.


Sunday 3 December, 4pm, St Mary’s, Wendover St Mary’s will host its regular Christingle and, as always, everyone is welcome, details St Mary’s stmaryswendover.org.

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Saturday 9 December, 7.30pm, St Mary’s, Wendover Their Christmas offering this year is Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. See information page 6.

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Mon 18, 3pm, Bankside Lounge Join Bankside residents and others for a service of seasonal readings and Christmas carols. Tea and mince pies will be served afterwards.

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Christmas Trees & Late Night Opening Wendover’s Christmas Celebration Event will take place from 4 to 7pm on Wednesday 6 December. Some premises will stay open later. We’re fortunate to have live singing almost from the start and after the presentations, so expect to be entertained!

A big thank you to all the businesses which pay for the mini-Christmas Trees which make the central commercial area look so enchanting every year, as well as Harpenden Building Society, sponsor of the big tree. This is also an ideal opportunity to visit the retailers you

may not know very well. Those marked below have told Wendover News that they plan to open on the night. This year the list includes two businesses in Back Street. Don’t forget to explore right down the High Street into Tring Road and Aylesbury Road.

Christmas Celebration Event Wednesday 6 December, 4-7pm Wendover Parish Council has organised a wonderful Christmas Celebration Event for everyone to enjoy starting at 4pm on Wednesday 6 December. Proceeds from the event are going to Lindengate.

Eating and Drinking Hot refreshments will be available, so no need to worry about feeding the family before heading out. These will include a Kings Farm Shop BBQ and roasted chestnuts, toasted chocolate marshmallows and mulled wine cart. Hot drinks will also be available from The Coffee Stop along with yummy cakes. All Wendover’s usual hostelries and restaurants will be open.

Christmas Trees Many thanks to Harpenden Building Society for sponsoring the Manor Waste tree once again this year. Thanks also to the many businesses who have paid for a small Christmas tree which always makes central Wendover look so pretty, see map page 20.

Reindeer The reindeer return to the Manor Waste this year!

Timetable All times are approximate. 4pm the Christmas Music begins, with Halton Singers joining in at 4:30pm 5:15pm Wendover Parish Council Chairman, Tom Walsh, will present the Wendover News Cup for the Best Dressed Shop Window 2017 and the prizes for Crib Fest 2017 from Wendover Free Church. 5:30pm Our special guest from Mix96 will switch on the CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTS 6pm Rock Choir 7pm Manor Waste event closes From 4pm – 7pm Christmas Market Stalls – Christmas Gifts, Handmade Crafts, Jewellery, & Cards Santa's Grotto Children’s Lucky Dip Live Reindeer Magician Food Stalls selling burgers, pork baps, pizzas, marshmallows, mulled wine, chestnuts, coffee etc Music

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Event Christingle Christingle Nine Lessons & Carols Nine Lessons & Carols Community Carol Service Carols at Bankside Crib Service Holy Communion (CofE) Mass for 4th Sunday of Advent Joint Parish Communion (4th Advent) Nativity Service (all ages) Crib Service Carols & Christmas Vigil Mass First Communion of Christmas Midnight Mass (CofE) Holy Communion (CofE) Mass at Dawn with Nativity Play All-age Communion Family Eucharist Christmas Day Service (all ages) St Anne’s RC Aylesbury Road Wendover HP22 6JG

Location St Mary's, Wendover St Mary’s, Weston Turville St Michael’s, Halton St Mary’s, Weston Turville St Mary’s, Wendover Bankside St Mary’s, Weston Turville St Anne’s St Anne’s RC St Mary’s Wendover Wendover Free Church St Mary’s, Wendover Holy Family, RAF Halton St Mary’s, Wendover St Mary’s, Weston Turville St Mary’s, Wendover St Anne's RC St Mary’s, Wendover St Mary’s, Weston Turville Wendover Free Church

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Saturday 4 November was a great day for Wendover when the newly refurbished Swimming Pool was officially opened. It's so much easier to identify the building opposite John Hampden School in the campus off Wharf Road now that there is bold signage. The Wendover Swimming Pool opened in 1978 as an outdoor pool after many years of fund raising by the Wendover Carnival Committee. In 1997, with funding from local sponsorship, The Wendover Trust and The Lottery Fund, a retractable roof was fitted and purpose built changing rooms were added to allow swimming all the year. Since the start, the Wendover Swimming Pool has been supported by the people of Wendover, their friends and neighbours and local Councils, particularly Buckinghamshire County Council who own the land. The

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Swimming Pool Opening lobby of the pool has a display of historic photographs including the original build, showing that it was a genuine community venture.

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The trustees have been working for 4 years to keep the pool open, supported by wonderful volunteers. The refurbishment is the latest stage in this work. Local architect Spencer Guy of Levitate designed this superb facility, delivered by builder Gavin Pratt of Manboro Construction. Our MP, David Lidington, was able to come to cut the ribbon and cut the cake at the official opening ceremony. This was very appropriate as he had been involved in some of the discussions pertinent to the setting up of the new governing body for the pool. Many thanks to Cornelli Sugarcraft for providing the ingredients for the cake which was made by a pool volunteer who is also a skilled Cornelli staff member. See advert page 28.

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Youth We at Wendover Youth Centre have had a busy and exciting term so far. In September we welcomed Martha Barnes as a sessional worker, working with our Wednesday, Thursday and Friday youth groups, Plus on our Way (Wendover Area Youth) Board Project. Martha has worked with Aylesbury Youth for Christ previously and ran their youth forum Initiative. She also has a background in Drama and studied her degree in Applied Performance (Community and Education).

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A Girlguiding Journey

My journey in Girlguiding started before I was even born. 19 years on, after Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and a very small stint at Rangers (I tried!), I am now a Leader in training at 1st Wendover Brownies and have helped out at Sketty Brownies whilst at university in Swansea.

So here I am asking everyone to think about whether they have one evening free to help out in their local community by volunteering in Girlguiding. Not all roles are leadership, and just being there as a helper can allow groups to carry on providing important skills to children and young adults.

Please visit for more information: www.girlguiding.org.uk/get-involved/ Throughout this time, Girlguiding has become-a-volunteer/ enabled me to do lots of things I would Hannah Gillett never have done, including being able to make the best s’mores EVER and on turning RAF Halton Voluntary Band up to a new school, finding a friend I made The members would like to welcome their almost 5 years prior (I’m still in contact with new conductor David Richards to the fold. her to this day). It’s also allowed me to add He joined the band at the end of September to that vital section of ‘interests’ that sends and is very much looking forward to working shudders down most young peoples’ spines with the musicians in what could be a very when writing their CVs. I’ve been shown how busy year in 2018, the 100th Anniversary of important this is during a recent interview, the Royal Air Force. which turned out to be successful, when the interviewer said, “If you can look after We are currently looking for clarinet, a group of young Brownies you can do saxophone and tuba players, but if you play any woodwind, brass or percussion anything, in my opinion.”

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Club Corner instrument then please do get in touch via The Wendover Friends of Guiding would our website haltonvoluntaryband.com or like to thank all the painting volunteers give David a call on 07958526399 for a chat. and Brendan McFall (advert page 28) who donated the paint for the project. The band will be performing its first concert under the baton of David when they Wendover FC – December Update perform their annual Christmas concert on We’ve had a great November where we 9 December at St Mary’s Church, Princes held our second annual quiz night in aid of Risborough. We will be performing a wide the Chilterns MS Centre. We had a great variety of music include a selection from turnout for the night, who all enjoyed a fish “The Phantom of the Opera” plus the vocals and chip supper from Wendover Plaice and of the band’s vocalist Sam Warman who entertainment from quizmaster extraordinaire will be singing “Someone to Watch Over and Wendover’s No.1 Scott Thomson! Seven Me” and “Santa Baby”. You will also get the teams entered all hoping to win with their chance to have a sing along with some of mastermind skills. However, on the night the strongest was again the Supporters’ Team, your favourite carols. who won the cash prize of £50 which they graciously donated back to the Chilterns MS Wendover Guide Hut Makeover Centre. Thank you to all who came and helped In November, the interior of the Wendover make this another night to remember. Guide Hut got a bit of a spruce-up. Although the Wendover Friends of Guiding are working The club is recruiting for a Reserve Team on a project to replace the Hut, delays Manager for the rest of this season and caused the committee to take the decision beyond. So if you’re passionate about to give the interior a bit of a face-lift. the game and want to become a part of

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a friendly and historic club, then please Join in BBOWT Winter Activities contact us via or Facebook page: Facebook. Winter is a great time for enjoying local com/WendoverFCTowers. Wildlife Trust reserves like Weston Turville This month’s player of the month is Luke Reservoir where there is a good circular Curnick. Luke is our Reserve Team Captain footpath accessed from World’s End Lane, or and at 26 years young, is a returning player Bacombe Hill which is on the Ridgeway Path to the club this season. He has been a pivotal up to Coombe Hill. Bacombe welcomes new player since the start of the season and is the folk to its regular work party on the second club’s newest committee member. Luke is a Thursday of the month (14 Dec, contact born and bred Wendovian and shows his steve_keene@btinternet.com) while the Reservoir work parties resume on Thursday passion for his hometown on the pitch. 25 Jan (contact staceyhewitt@bbowt.org.uk). From all of us at the club, we wish all Our indoor meeting will be on Tuesday 19 Dec Wendover News readers a Merry Christmas at Gt Missenden Memorial Hall at 7.45pm. and Happy New Year. Tom Beckett, public affairs director, and Mark Vallance, Bucks Reserves Manager, will Wendover Scooter Group It is with great regret that, due to lack of update us on BBOWT. Admission £3, parking interest, we have decided to close the free - more details on www.bbowt.org.uk. Scooter Group, which was meeting every month. Thank you to all those who called in over the years, but numbers have sadly fallen so Ursula & I have decided to call it a day. Keep safe & safe scooting in 2018. Phyllis & Ursula

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The Museum, which is run exclusively by volunteers, houses memorabilia which tells the history of Royal Air Force Halton and the Aircraft Apprentice scheme which made its name famous in worldwide aviation. You can try your hand at landing an aircraft in the Flight Centre

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Local mental health charity Lindengate is playing an ever-increasing role in conservation working with AVDC, Butterfly Conservation, the RSPB and Hampshire & IOW Wildlife Trust. The site is developing a growing reputation for propagating and nurturing enough suitable plants to guarantee a sustainable supply of primary food plants for particular wildlife. Jack in the Box Preschool Wendover

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• Similar work on disease resistant elms will help the many species of butterfly that have been affected by the loss of elms across our countryside in the past twenty years The mother and carer of one of the regular Gardeners explained, “I’m amazed by how much work is going on in this one site. My autistic son benefits hugely from having two mornings a week developing his gardening skills at Lindengate, and it makes me very proud to think that, even if he just waters the black poplars on a hot day, he is contributing to such important national conservation work. It’s all down to the intelligent dovetailing of conservation and people projects that goes on constantly at Lindengate.” In recognition of their work for butterflies, Lindengate have been awarded the 2017 Marsh Christian Trust Promotion of Lepidoptera Award by Butterfly Conservation, at the recent Butterfly Conservation AGM. Their contribution was described as tremendous.

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John Hampden School The start of a new academic year always heralds new ideas and ways of working at our school; this year is no different. Over the past few weeks, we have been reinforcing our school values and encouraging a real sense of community and belonging.

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Hampden Fields And Woodlands: Do They Matter To Wendover? Hampden Fields is a proposal to build 3,000 houses plus services filling the green gap between Bedgrove, Weston Turville and Stoke Mandeville. Woodlands is a neighbouring development of employment and sports facilities plus 1,100 houses. HF developers are a consortium led by Taylor Wimpey. Woodlands is being brought by Buckinghamshire Advantage, led by AVDC and BCC. See AVDC planning website 16/00424/ AOP and 16/01040/AOP. HF lies some 2 km from Wendover, and Woodlands is further away still. Not exactly on the doorstep, so how much do they matter? Let me explain three reasons why they matter a lot. HF is actually HF2. A very similar application in 2012 was rejected in 2015 by the Secretary of State after public inquiry. You propose, you get turned down. What next? Of course, you change the proposal significantly to address the problems and try again. But a virtually unchanged proposal came back a bare year later. A vigorous community campaign logged 5,000 objections and raised £10,000s to fund professional scrutiny of traffic, air quality, flooding and planning. Despite all this, AVDC agreed (Oct 2017) to pass it, delegating many ‘Section 106’ agreements to AVDC officers to negotiate. Linked to HF on traffic planning, Woodlands went the same way. So here is the first reason why this matters. It is surely wrong that a developer can simply represent a tweaked version of a failed proposal, relying on their resources to overwhelm and outspend reasoned objections. This could happen again, anywhere. A second reason is that the key issues in these proposals impact the entire area south of Aylesbury. Let’s take traffic first. 3,000 dwellings would add 5-6,000 vehicles, with another 1-2,000 from Woodlands. The obvious impacts would be on the A413 Wendover Road and the A41 Aston Clinton Road. Less obvious, though, are the potential wider effects. Figure 5-G from the developer’s report shows HF’s effect on traffic in the centre of Wendover, with increased travel times of up to 191%. Significant disagreements remain over the traffic planning process and results. The 36

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Hampden Fields Action Group HFAG www. Nor is traffic the only issue. Woodlands and hampdenfieldsactiongroup.com using only HF face such serious questions over flood BCC and developer data, have challenged: risk that the HF masterplan may need to reallocate space between water management • the inadequacy of the Aylesbury Transport and housing. And the planning report admits Model, e.g. no roadside survey data for that HF will mean coalescence. We are not the A413 Wendover Road! convinced that the questions have been • no like-for-like comparison of cumulative answered. traffic • benefits claimed from extra link roads yet So here’s the final reason why this matters to no account taken of extra traffic from the Wendover. Planning weaknesses can apply housing needed to fund those roads to any development. Issues not addressed • an inflated baseline volume of traffic, objectively and transparently lead to worse chosen, we believe, to make the HF and outcomes. It is not enough for planners simply Woodlands traffic growth seem less to assert confidence, leave major topics to be • traffic growth itself significantly negotiated, and reject challenges. understated, with unconvincing reasons for the reduction HFAG, with welcome support from MP David Lidington, have asked the Secretary Some figures. HF / Woodlands would add of State to ‘call in’ the HF application. A 10% total traffic, not the 6-7% claimed. sound application has nothing to fear from Overloading at Walton Street gyratory (38% independent scrutiny. at morning peak, 20% in the afternoon) is worse than the Inspector turned down (32% What can you do? Stay aware of planning and 3%). And a 62% growth in housing is proposals. Comment on the draft VALP by improbably linked to only 22% more traffic. 14 December. Support your local council: tell them what you think. Support any action This will affect everyday life. Longer school group you feel are doing a good job. They runs, missed trains, late-running work can’t do it without you. appointments, pollution. Of course, not all of this is down to HF / Woodlands. But a Chris Webbley stressed network needs better planning, Chairman, especially when public money will go towards Hampden Fields Action Group the new roads. www.hampdenfieldsactiongroup.com Please mention Wendover News when responding to adverts

Local Face: Father Jude Iroh MSP to Savannah, USA, briefly. None of this prepared him for his arrival in Slough just before Christmas 2009. It was the coldest winter for several years. He found this very exciting as the first snow fell at night and he was thrilled to go out and just feel the snow falling on him in the dark. He hadn’t seen snow before so next day he was able join in snow balling and other related activities for the first time. He discovered that snow Father Jude is a priest of the Missionary brings out the child in us all! Society of St Paul, an International Order. The priests of the Order serve in any part Father Jude became a Priest because he of the World where they are needed. They felt a vocation to be a good neighbour. are in England, Wales and Scotland for the Initially this was a desire to fetch water for Mission. When he left school in Eastern people who didn’t have enough to drink but Nigeria, he started studies in business slowly he realised that he didn’t just want accounting but soon went to train at the to quench the bodily thirst of the needy, he Missionary Seminary of St Paul in Abuja for wanted to give them Life in abundance. This his philosophical and theological studies. He meant being able to celebrate the Eucharist and enable Reconciliation for people with has now been a priest for over 22 years. God and their neighbours. His first Parish was in Nigeria, then he spent over 5 years in Cameroon, coming When Father Jude came to Britain, the back for administrative work before going first thing he noticed was that he hardly Father Jude Iroh MSP is the new Parish Priest at St Anne’s Roman Catholic Church in Wendover. However, he is not new to Aylesbury Vale, as he has been Parish Priest at Our Lady of Lourdes, Bedgrove, since October 2012. St Anne’s RC Parish is no longer grouped with Immaculate Heart of Mary, Great Missenden, but now shares the Priest of Our Lady of Lourdes, Bedgrove.

saw people on the streets. This is because people tend to get about by car so they don’t interact so much. Father Jude has been impressed with the health care available in the UK and the welfare system which helps people who are unemployed to bridge the gap and prevent destitution. He has found his congregations in Slough, High Wycombe and now Aylesbury to be very warm and friendly. He enjoys visiting people in their homes, helping them with their needs and bringing peace. Father Jude takes special care in promoting family life using FOCCUS, a method that encourages communication between spouses and builds healthy relationships. Father Jude is excited to be working with the people of Wendover to build a warm and loving community. He is looking forward to his first Christmas with the new part of his Parish and to meeting fellow Christians through Churches Together in Wendover and elsewhere.

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times vary Art Exhibitions at Obsidian Art HP22 5XJ, Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4


10.00-16.00 Exhibitions & activities at Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP, see p 2

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10.00-16.00 Claydon Estate Christmas Event, MK18 2EX, see p 3 10.00-16.00 Sally Evans Artists & Makers Fairs, Thame Town Hall (2 Dec) & Bradmoor Farm HP17 8JX (9 & 10 Dec), advert p 4 www.sallyevansevents.com

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times vary Chilterns Dog Rescue Society Street Collection, also 9, 16, 20 & 23 Dec, times & locations vary, see p 4

17.00 Tree of Light, Florence Nightingale Hospice, Walton Lodge. Also Sat 9, 4pm, St Peter & St Paul, Buckingham afternoon “Learn My Way” FREE computer class, Wendover Community Library, see p 2


16.00-19.00 Wendover Christmas Celebration Evening, see centre pages 19.00-20.00 Wendover Library Reading Group, Wendover Community Library

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20.15 Jazz - Brandon Allen’s Gene Ammons Project, St Mary’s Aylesbury, see p 6 10.00-16.00 Wendover Art Club Winter Exhibition, Wendover Library Room, see p 5

Sat 9

14.00-16.00 1st Halton (RAF) Scouts Christmas Fete, Weston Turville Village Hall, see p 6

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14.30-16.30 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild - Christmas Party, S Mandeville Methodist Church HP22 5UJ

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20.00 “Chilterns Wildlife”, Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN, see p 5

19.45 Buckinghamshire Bird Club, Wendover Memorial Hall, see p 6

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14.30 Children’s Book Group, Wendover Community Library, see p 2

17.00 Family Film Evening - “Moana”, Wendover Christian Centre, see p 6

Sat 9

19.30 Wendover Choral Society Concert, St Mary’s Wendover, see p 6


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19.30 RAF Halton Voluntary Band Christmas Concert, St Mary’s Princes Risborough HP27 9AW, see p 6


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19.30 RSPB Aylesbury Local Group, ‘South African Safari’, Prebendal Hall Community Centre HP19 7QW times tbc Wreath Workshop (also 13 & 19 Dec), Fiona Faber Floral Design, 13 High St, Wendover


19.30 Chiltern & District Hard of Hearing Club, Halifax House HP7 9NG


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19.30 Grandparents Association Support Group, Holiday Inn HP22 5QT

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20.00 Chiltern Humanists Meeting with speaker Andrew Neilson, Small Barn Hall HP6 5AH, see p 6


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20.00 “The Natural & Cultural Heritage of Holly, Ivy and Mistletoe”, A C, B & D B Horticultural Society, Anthony Hall


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18.30-20.00 Carols around the Tree, Manor Waste, see advert front page 19.30 On Screen @WendoverLibrary - “Their Finest” (12A), tickets £5 from the Library 10.30 Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre, see p 8

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19.00 Music Gigs at the Legion Club, Chiltern Road - featuring The Dung Beatles

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09.00-14.00 Legacy Fairs Antiques & Collectors Market, Wendover Memorial Hall, see advert p 4

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15.30-17.30 Messy Christmas, Wendover Christian Centre, see p 8

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Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

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I’m writing this after the Remembrance Sunday Parade. I joined with our community to remember the fallen and to lay a poppy wreath. While those who have served are commemorated, my thoughts always turn to our community. Community is a powerful thing. Community of one sort or another certainly sustains service people while they are away and often the thought of returning home carries them through the toughest of times. Community: people working together to make things better, is vital to Wendover today. I recently attended the reopening of The Wendover Swimming Pool. It’s brilliant, completely refurbished and the improvements were only possible because volunteers got together, garnered cross community support, raised funds and just got on with it. Many volunteer organisations in Wendover are just like The Wendover Swimming Pool, see article pages 26-27. Organisations: have two things in common, a positive and welcoming outlook; and they could use a hand. Every organisation that I meet could use some more helpers, trustees, wardens, councillors, envelope stuffers, drivers, etc. Hundreds of people attended the Remembrance Event in Wendover. People with skills and talents. Imagine if they all decided to find an hour a month to help

their community. What a difference that Council decisions. The Parish Council is trying would make. to engage more with the Community and we had hoped that surveys would be one way Volunteering: is a great way to learn new to achieve this. Please make an effort to skills or to try something different. Make respond to the surveys it is easy enough, just a New Year’s resolution to help out. You’ll go to our website, http://www.wendover-pc. learn a secret then too. Volunteers. They’re gov.uk/ all having a great time. Tom Walsh, Chairman Trees on the Highway: There is still confusion over devolved services as BCC officers Parish Council Meeting have been telling residents that WPC are Tuesday 5 December 7.30pm responsible for the care of highways trees. The Clerk is working with BCC to improve St Anne’s Hall these types of problems and has written Signs and Stickers: The road to Wendover is advice from BCC that they are undertaking a paved with good intentions. It might seem survey of all highways trees in Aylesbury Vale like a good idea. “Let’s stick lots of 30mph and will be scheduling works based on safety stickers all over the place”. It causes a priority. They have agreed that the trees on number of problems though. One problem the Old Tring Road do need a crown lift and comes when we see the stickers on road are no longer telling the public that it is a signs. Official road signs and markings are responsibility of WPC. stipulated in law. Some are lit and nearly all Local Produce Market are retro reflective. Sticking unofficial signs to them reduces their effectiveness, a safety Saturday 16 December, 9am to 1pm issue, and renders them unenforceable, a Manor Waste legal issue. It also creates a hazardous task for whoever has to remove the stickers and, Hampden Pond Fish: Most fish have been if that removal damages the sign, a major removed from the pond due to the low water replacement cost issue. If you are unhappy table and fishing suspended following advice with speed control in Wendover speak to of the Environment Agency. Unfortunately Transport for Bucks or Thames Valley Police. the fish are diseased and due to parasites Please don’t ruin street furniture and put were only permitted to be moved if an people at risk with stickers. empty pond could be found. The alternative was to cull them. Thankfully Weston Turville Surveys: The last survey showed support for Golf Club have such a pond and have agreed a MUGA (multi use games area) on Ashbrook to home the fish while advice is sought on but had too few responses on which to base future action. Wendover Parish Council, The Clock Tower, High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU



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