Wendover News October 2017

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October 2017

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


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Sunday 29 October

contributions for November 2017 before

Monday 16 October


As the government plans to build more and more houses in the South East, big planning decisions are being made locally all the time. It’s difficult to keep up with all the proposed developments and understand how they will affect us given their inevitable impact on infrastructure - especially roads, facilities including health, education and leisure. • The Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP) was published online on Friday 15 September: https://www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/ section/vale-aylesbury-local-plan-valp • The result of the Inquiry into development at Halton Lane was also due to be published on 15 September but was not available when Wendover News went to press: https://www.aylesburyvaledc.gov. uk/search-planning-licensing-applications Go to planning applications, then appeals and enter reference 16/00068/NONDET • Green Park e-petition closing date 29 Sep: https://democracy.buckscc.gov.uk/ mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?ID=3293 We all fear the loss of yet another local facility.

Bank Closures

Not only is the Wendover branch of Lloyds closing in October, but the Tring branch of Barclays is going, too. Until now, Wendover Post Office has not been able to accept business banking but Wendover Chamber of Trade and Commerce has checked that this service will be available in October. Change can only be given to business customers with a change card. Please contact Wendover Post Office for details. Personal customers can still access their banks as before at Wendover Post Office.

HS2 Meeting

Wendover Parish Council and The Wendover Society have organised a meeting about HS2 on Friday 6 October at 7.30pm in Wendover Memorial Hall. Meet representatives of HS2’s construction team and groundwork. See the ouline of the construction phase. Learn about HS2 Community Funds available for local projects. At this stage in the project everyone is encouraged to attend and find out more.

RAF Flypast

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Tuesday 10 & 24 October at 1.30pm

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


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Events Cycle Rides and Local Walks

Simply Walk meets each Tuesday at 10.00 at Wendover Clock Tower and the first Thursday at 11.00 near Café in the Woods. Have a look at the listings on pages 30 & 31 for details. The Ramblers have a programme of organised walks of varying length and difficulty locally. Aylesbury Cyclist Touring Club has group rides throughout the county, see southbuckscycling.or​g.uk/rides. Any bike will do as long as it’s roadworthy. Newcomers welcome, please try an easy-paced ride first. Easy-Paced Rides 09.30am Sundays: 1 & 22 Stoke Mandeville Combined School. 8, 15 & 29 Watermead Inn.

Wendover News is produced by: Jane Larkham - Editor Jackie Brown - Assistant Editor Wynne Byford - Graphics Paul Hammett - Accounts

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work running into November) and (until 28 October) “Textile Treasures of the Embroiderers’ Guild”. For charges, opening and activity times, birthday parties and more please check www.buckscountymuseum.org.

Exhibitions at Museum, Tring



until 12 Nov, daily Tring’s latest family exhibition about Animal Vision is filled with light and colour. Much more can be found at www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/ tring.

Cake & Biscuit Decorating

Cornelli Sugarcraft (see advert page 15) runs courses each term. Book today! www. Wendover and Halton Cycling Club meets cornellisugarcraft.co.uk See events pages 30 weekly at 18.30 Wednesdays, 18.00 & 31. Thursdays, 08.30 Sundays. All meetings at Halton UK tennis and sports village. Parking, Charity Coffee Mornings showers/changing and café on site. Contact Thursdays, 10am-12noon, No2 Pound Otec Bikes for information 07824 828024. Street See advert page 18. Medical Detection Dogs is the first charity to benefit. Drop in, add to the collection pot, Regular Events at Wendover Library and have a cup of coffee, too! Learn My Way computer training first Tuesday of each month, please book. Wendover Taxis Launch Children’s Book Club, first Saturday every Sun 1, 12noon - 1pm, Wendover Station month, 2.30pm - details from the Library. Forecourt International Conversation - Fri 13, please Have you seen the new Wendover Taxis Office book. Knit & Natter, Tue 17, 2-3.30pm. at the Station? Did you spot the fine vehicles Scrabble Club, Tue 24, 2.30pm. for hire? The entire range is available for you to inspect on the first Sunday lunchtime of Bucks County Museum & Roald Dahl the month. See advert page 7.

Children’s Gallery

Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Visit the fantastic Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, café, shop and garden. Featuring (until 21 October) Muir Trust Artist in Residence James Fox (with a display of his

Praise Service

Sun 1, 4.30pm/5pm, St Anne’s Church Wendover Free Church is organising a praise service. There will be tea and cake from 4.30pm in the Christian Centre, and the

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Volunteer Opportunities Calibre Audio Library is a locally based, national charity providing audio books to people with sight problems, dyslexia or print disabilities via CDs, memory sticks or online. We welcome volunteers to come in and help us inspect, process and despatch around 1700 audio books every day. If you are comfortable using computers and can spare a few hours a week, please contact David Pipkin on 01296 432339 to find out more. Calibre Audio Library, New Road, Weston Turville, Aylesbury, HP22 5XQ (next to the Holiday Inn hotel)

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Events service will start at 5pm. We would like to invite anyone to come along to celebrate and sing praise songs with us. If you are musical and would like to join in with the band or choir please come and join us for the practice at 4pm. If you have any questions or would like to know the songs beforehand please contact us on: minister@ wendoverfreechurch.org.uk or 01296 622354.

8 Week Stress Reduction Course

begins Mon 2, 10.30am-1pm each session This is for anyone wishing to develop a lifestyle, a way of being that embraces whatever your state of mind is in any moment, bringing awareness and accepting what is. Details from holisticlouise@ btinternet.com or www.beingmystical.co.uk.

Early Plant Hunters

Tue 3, 8pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society welcomes Stefan White, who will tell the tales of pioneer plant seekers.

Safe Place Scheme Relaunch

Thu 5, 10.30am, Wendover Community Library Providing safe havens to vulnerable people if they need help when out and about. They’ll be looked after and a telephone call made to someone they trust. Interested in joining? Contact communitysafety@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk or come on the day.

October 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: Buy 10 cards get 11th FREE Hemingford Pest Control: £10 off ANY accepted quote 07736 327808 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: Free first group exercise class or 10% off initial Physiotherapy assessment 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 www.wendovernews.co.uk

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You are warmly invited to A Service for Wholeness and Healing St Anne’s Church, Wendover Sunday 15 October 2017 at 3.30pm


(Please note change of venue) The service lasts for about 40 minutes

Wendover Parish Quiz

LEGACY FAIRS Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 19 October 9am-2pm (Trade 8am) Entrance by donation to Charity Wendover Memorial Hall email: peter.stevenspeter@aol.com

begins Thu 5, 7.30pm, Wendover Bowls Club Several teams have signed up for this year’s competition. Find out what happens each week on the Wendover News website!

Bucks Bird Club

Thu 5, 7.45pm, Wendover Memorial Hall The club returns to indoor meetings with a talk by Dr Mark Avery. Members free; non-members £2. Details www.bucksbirdclub.co.uk.

John Hampden Society Banquet

Sat 7, evening, Hampden House HP16 9RD The John Hampden Society is to celebrate its 25th anniversary with a genuine 17th century banquet. For more details, please contact the Honorary Secretary on 07543 054335 or visit www.facebook.com/ johnhampdensociety.

Coffee morning Thursday 26th October, 10 am to 12 noon in St Anne's Hall Tom Walsh, Parish Council Chairman, will speak at 10.45

No booking needed. Non-members welcome. Come and enjoy fresh coffee and cakes!

beautiful gardens to the public to showcase the work done by this award-winning mental health charity. All are welcome to come into the 5 acre site to explore the gardens and see the way gardening, crafts, conservation and caring volunteers all come together to create a therapeutic space that really works to improve well-being and promote mental health. Whilst the emphasis is on explaining what Lindengate is all about, there will also be the chance to sit down in the garden for tea and home-baked goodies. Midshires Orchard Group are bringing an apple press so bring your apples for pressing and clean bottles to put your fresh juice in! Further information at www.lindengate.org.uk or look up lindengategardening on Facebook. See advert this page.

BBOWT Nature Reserve Work Parties

Dancersend, Sunday 8; Bacombe Hill, Thursday 12; Weston Turville Reservoir, Lindengate Open Day Thursday 26. No previous experience is Sat 7, 2-5pm, Lindengate Site HP22 6BD Lindengate will be throwing open their required. Details from www.bbowt.org.uk.

Open Day Sat. 7 October 2pm - 5pm

See the award winning mental health charity in action and explore the gardens! Tea & homemade cakes Next to the Wendover Wyevale Garden Centre

Bring & press your apples! with

Mid-Shires Orchard Group

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www.lindengate.org.uk Registered charity no. 1153868

Why not visit us at our monthly coffee morning? HearToday Coffee Mornings 1st week of each month www.astonhearing.co.uk 01494 733840 Amersham

01844 396057 Thame

1st Friday - Amersham Branch 1st Tuesday - Thame Branch 10.00am - 12.00pm

Your Local Audiologists • Fitting your ears with all the latest technology • Book now and get your hearing tested • HEARING ASSESSMENT • CHILD HEARING ASSESSMENT • • EAR PROTECTION • MICROSUCTION WAX REMOVAL •

Qualified advice - Personal experiences Special focus talks - Refreshments Support for all hearing concerns

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Events Colour Rush

Sun 8, 11am & 2pm, ALF Green Park HP22 5NE Get colourful and raise money for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity’s Florrie’s Children’s Team. Please visit fnhospice.org. uk/colour-rush for details.


SATURDAY, 18 NOVEMBER 2017 St. Mary’s Church, Wendover, HP22 6NL

“The Flowers and Birds of Crete”. This meeting will also feature a Daffodil & Tulip bulb sale. Members free, visitors £2. Details www.astonclintonhort​iculturalsociety.co.uk

Humanism and Green Politics

Wed 11, 8pm, Small Barn Hall HP6 5AH Chiltern Humanists welcome Sian Berry, AM, to their October meeting. All are Sun 8, 3.30-5.30pm, St Anne’s Hall Enjoy themed messy (and not so messy) welcome to attend. More details on www. activities for adults and children alike. After chilternhumanists.org.uk. a story, song and prayer activity, we’ll eat a meal together. No charge. Children, please John Hampden School Wendover Open Morning remember to bring an adult with you. Thu 12, 9.15am-12noon, Wharf Rd “Walking Across England” Please phone or email the school office Tue 10, 7.45pm, St Anne’s Hall if you would like to visit the school before Wendover WI learns about a walk across applying for a primary school place. 01296 England with speaker Graham Horn. All visitors 622629, office@jhampden.buck​s.sch.uk welcome. Contact Sara on 01296 620005 or Chiltern Writers just turn up. twitter.com/WIWendover Thu 12, 8-9.30pm, Wendover Library Room AC, B & DB Horticultural Society Manuscript Evening - a chance for members Wed 11, 8pm, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS and visitors to read out their own writing and, AGM followed by Barry Oxley talking about if they wish, receive constructive criticism.

(all ages and abilities welcome - tickets £10) 1.00-4.00pm: Masterclass vocal workshop + sing in Concert OR 7.00-9.00pm: Concert - The Wing Singers AND the afternoon Masterclass Concert tickets £12.00 (school children £6.00) (all children must be accompanied by an adult) from ‘Just’, 11 High St, Wendover, HP22 6DU organised by Rotary in Wendover & District

Messy Church

Artists & Makers Fairs 2017 Thame Town Hall, OX9 3DP 21st October, 18th November and 2nd December

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

Princes Risborough Community Centre, HP27 9AX, 11th November

all fairs 10am - 4pm

WENDOVER CRICKET CLUB 50/50 AUCTION Saturday 25 November - Starts 11.30 a.m. at Wendover Memorial Hall Easy to bid, no premiums More details in November Edition Enquiries 01296-623286

If you have a chainsaw,

FREE come and help yourself Fire Wood Logs and fallen timber in a woodland 2 miles from Wendover Contact John: 01296 623344

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Wed, Thurs, Fri 7-7:45am 12 Sessions £110, 4 weeks Starts October & November With Master Trainer

Core3D Posture & Strength Course Tues 10:35-11:25am & 7:10-8pm 6 Sessions £62, 6 weeks

Pilates Advanced Matwork Biomechanics & Myofascial Release

NEW Kettlebells PAYT Class Wednesdays 5:45-6:30pm & Thursdays 10:30-11:15am

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To book a course email CBF. Places limited to 6/group. www.catbookerfitness.co.uk Enquiries call: 07595 358565 email: mail@catbooker.me

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11+ Coaching in Wendover


Experienced Tutor 01296 625548 or 07789 690139

Complete Outdoors Winter Clothing Outdoor Events for 7-11 year olds dates & times vary, Wendover Woods Launch

Roof Repairs New roofs, Lead Flashings, Repointing, Gutter Repairs Call Pete: 01296 624618 07775 732192

Fri 13-Mon 16, Bourne End HP1 2RS 15th October 10.00-3.00. Making things Come see the selection of this year’s winter from the woods. £25 per child. 23rd & 24th must-haves! See advert page 4. October 9.00-3.00. Half-term holiday club focused on Boddington Hillfort. £30 per day Acer Corner open for NGS per child. 29th October. 10.00-3.00. FireSat 14 & Sun 15, 2-5pm, 10 Manor Rd lighting day. £25 per child. More detail at: Enjoy home made cakes whilst taking in the 500bc.org/holiday-club/ autumn colours of the Japanese maples set in tightly planted (and pruned) garden. Arts & Crafts Festival Come and be inspired for ideas of what can Sun 15, 11am-4pm, Wilstone Village Hall be done with a standard semi-detached Come and meet our amazing group garden to make it special. of talented local artists. Watch them demonstrate their skills in many media. Or Sat 14, 7.30pm, St Dunstan’s Church HP27 9JE maybe have a mini spa treatment or lunch! Tickets £10 from Rachel (01844 761535) or £2 entry, under 12s free. Sue (01844 275287).

Charity Concert by Big Band Swing

Service for Wholeness & Healing Chilterns Dog Rescue Society Quiz Night Sun 15, 3.30pm, St Anne’s Church Sat 14, 7.30pm, Wendover Memorial Hall £12.50pp including hot food. Tables of 6, BYO drinks and glasses. Raffle with great prizes. Details cdrsevents@aol.com or 01296 623885.

Stressed? Depressed? Unwell? Suffering loss or trauma? Do come and experience God’s healing touch at a short, simple, gentle event offered by Churches Together in Wendover.

Exciting news…

Thinking about Lasting Powers of Attorney ….?

We are always looking at ways to improve the service we provide to our Clients throughout the Chilterns and as part of our continuing commitment, we are delighted to announce the opening of our shiny Beaconsfield office!

There has been much coverage in the press recently about the benefits of preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney (an ‘LPA’) – would you and your family like to find out more and at a time to suit you …?

We can also now be found at 6 Burkes Parade in the heart of the New Town – call us on 01494 680001 to find out more!

We know that there’s never enough time to do everything during a busy week and this is something you need to discuss together – to save you taking time off work, you can now book a no-obligation FREE appointment with one of our Solicitors at our next Saturday Surgery on Saturday 7 October


We’re hiring - it might be you! Would you like to work with us? We are recruiting for a Solicitor as well as Legal Secretarial and Office Administration roles – to find out more, visit www.stuar�antham.co.uk, check out our TV screen or call in for a leaflet.


Affected by HS2…?

This will enable you and your family to get together with us in a more relaxed environment on a Saturday morning and to benefit from some straight-forward, practical advice.

Our next Saturday Surgery Saturday 7th October ------------------------

Call, Click or Come in ...

We are now helping Clients with the Homeowner Payment Scheme. If you are processing a claim or application to HS2, why not ask how we can help you.

12 HIGH STREET, WENDOVER HP22 6EA Telephone : 01296 620300 E-mail : legal@stuar�antham.co.uk © Stuart Fantham & Co 2017


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Events Prayers, music, silence, stillness. You do not Aylesbury Ctre of the National Trust interesting conversation about what we have need to be a church goer to attend. All are Thu 19, 8pm, Broughton Jr Schl HP20 1NQ been reading and what we recommend. We welcome. See advert page 4. Ray Orth visits to discuss the Wendover Arm start with coffee and maybe cake! Trust and its activities along the canal.


Tue 17, 7.45pm, Gt Missenden Mem Centre If you’d like to understand how the hills we so much enjoy were actually formed, come along to a talk by local expert and enthusiast Jill Eyers on ‘The Making of the Chilterns.’ Admission £3 including refreshments. Details www.bbowt.org.uk or ask richardbirch60@ yahoo.com for an event programme.

BBOWT Guided Walk

Wed 18, 11am-1pm, Pulpit Hill Like to hear about conservation in the area? Please book and join a walk from Pulpit Hill to Grangelands led by BBOWT’s Kate Sheard. Please book on www.bbowt.org.uk.

Christmas Launch

Thu 19, 9.30am-8pm, No1 High St Join No1 for a glass of fizz whilst admiring the new Christmas range! See advert page 1.

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On Screen

Fri 20, 7.30pm, Wendover Community Library “Viceroy’s House” Directed by Gurinda Chadha for whom this is a heartfelt and very personal drama about the traumas of partition, which strives to dramatise the epochal events of 1947 for the widest possible audience. Tickets £5 from the Library.

Sat 21, 2.30-4.30pm, S Mandeville Meth Church Harriet Stiles brings her “Bejewelled Beauties” to this month’s meeting. Members £2.50, visitors £5 (max 3 visits per year).

Astronomy Night with BBOWT

Sat 21, 6-9pm, College Lake Includes meal with wine or soft drink and stargazing through telescopes. Adults £20, children aged 12+ £12. Not suitable for Artists & Makers Fair Sat 21, 10am-4pm, Thame Town Hall OX9 3DP children under 12. Booking required: www. Whether you’re on a mission to buy or a bbowt.org.uk. voyage of discovery, find something new & Dementia Workshop unusual at a Sally Evans event. See advert Tue 24, 10am-4pm, Wendover Library Room page 5. Brought to Wendover by Home Instead Senior Care. A one-day workshop for Book Club Sat 21, 10.30-11.30am, Wendover Christian Ctre family members and carers about difficult There is always a warm welcome for anyone behaviours and how to deal with them. who enjoys reading. No set books, just Please book your place on 01494 860041.

4-6-8-16 Seater Executive Cars First Class airport transfers No delays, punctual, reliable service Professional Meet and Greet Service Late arrivals, not a problem - we wait and there’s no charge Clean, quality vehicles Polite professional drivers Accounts welcome Debit and Credit cards accepted Wedding car hire 24 hour courier service


Meet the team on Sunday 1st October 12 noon to 1pm

Under new management and based at Wendover Railway Station, Wendover Taxis offers a friendly and efficient service for all your travel requirements. A new website is under construction. Partnered with Berkley Executive Travel and Thame and Chinnor Taxis, our many years of experience is unrivalled and our attention to detail and concern for customer safety and satisfaction is a priority. In co-operation with BERKELEY EXECUTIVE TRAVEL we offer a Private Hire Executive service to all UK destinations for that special occasion, http://www.berkeleyexecutivetravel.com/. This can be for your wedding, engagement, corporate or sporting event, birthday and more.

24hr telephone booking line: 01296 695990 ONE CALL DOES IT ALL email bookings: wendovertaxis@gmail.com www.wendovernews.co.uk

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Pruning & Weeding Hedge & Tree Care Grass Cutting Patios & Fencing Small Landscapes Call Roy 01296 625531 07906 398187 hawthorngardening@yahoo.com

Events Coffee Morning


Chartered Physiotherapist Local Physiotherapy Pilates & Tai Chi Instructor running local classes in: • Pilates • Tai Chi

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Coming Soon - Save the Date!

Thu 26, 10am-12noon, St Anne’s Hall • 2 & 9 Nov - Penny Brohn “Living well with Enjoy coffee & cake! No need to book. Parish the Impact of Cancer”, Missenden Abbey Council chairman Tom Walsh speaking at • 2 Nov - Champian Fulton Jazz at St Mary’s 10.45, see advert page 4. Aylesbury • 3 Nov - “Beauty & Bubbles” Pamper Children’s Activity with BBOWT Evening, Chilterns MS Centre Thu 26, 10.30am-1.30pm, College Lake • 4 Nov - 2 Dec - James Fox exhibition at Find out more about College Lake’s Bucks County Museum mysterious wildlife. £4 per child. www. • 11 Nov - The Lee Christmas Market bbowt.org.uk • 11 Nov - 2 Jan - Waddesdon Christmas • 18 Nov - Pace Christmas Fair Aylesbury Beer Festival Fri 27 & Sat 28, Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School • 18 Nov - Jazzercise event for Epilepsy 6-11pm Friday; 11am-11pm Saturday. Charity, Wing Benefits Florence Nightingale Hospice • 19 Nov - Rozelle School Tap-a-thon for Charity. Offers the chance to try local beers Children In Need and award-winning ales and ciders from • 25 Nov - Wendover Cricket Club 50/50 Auction. further afield. • 1 & 2 Dec - CribFest returns! Weston Turville Historical Society • 6 Dec - Christmas Lights switch on and late Fri 27, 8pm, W Turville Village Hall night shopping in Wendover. “The Washingtons of Tring” is the topic • 9 Dec - Wendover Choral Society Christmas of speaker Murray Neil. £2 members, £3 Concert. visitors, more details www.wthsoc.org.uk. • 9 & 10 Dec - Wendover Art Club Exhibition.

NEWS FROM WENDOVER HEALTH CENTRE - 01296 623452 Wendover Health Centre is also on www.westongrove.com Flu clinics: The dates for our Saturday flu vaccination clinics are as follows: Date


23 September 30 September 7 October

Surnames A-D

8.30am – 11am

14 October


Please note the earlier closing time than in past years. If you cannot make your allocated session please attend on any other Saturday. Eligible patients are all those adults aged 65 years or older on 31 March 2018, and those with pre-existing long-term conditions such as heart, lung or kidney disease. Unfortunately we do not yet have a date for delivery of stocks of the flu vaccine given to children. Please keep an eye on our website or our Facebook page over the next few weeks.

Access to your medical records

Did you know you no longer have to telephone us to obtain your test results? You can now get direct online access to these, as well as your immunisation history, hospital correspondence and consultations. Registration is done on line via the “Register for On Line Services” tab on our website, this leads you to the Patient Access registration page. A Patient Access App is available for smart phones. Please check out our new look website, www.westongrove.com. We hope you find this easy to navigate. In the Treatment Room there is access to useful information about common conditions such as coughs and colds, minor injuries and back pain.

Making the most of your appointment with a GP

An article in the recent health issue of Which? magazine included the following suggestions: • Get to the point straight away. • Share what you want to cover at the beginning of the consultation; be realistic most appointments are timed at 10 minute intervals. • Describe your symptoms (not your self-diagnosis) and if your illness has been going on for some time, be clear about the sequence of how it developed. It may be helpful to write this down. • Tell the doctor what you are concerned about and if you have any particular expectations (such as medication, reassurance, investigation or a referral). • If you anticipate the doctor will want to examine you, dress appropriately. This space is paid for by Wendover Health Centre.


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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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Bucks Herald report of the inquest into the death of Arthur Hopcraft aged 38 of Addington-villas Wendover. He was employed by Mr F J Pedel, Railway Hotel to collect and deliver goods with a horse and trolley. On September 19th, as he turned from the High Street into Great Lane Mr Hopcraft fell from the shaft and his leg was badly smashed when run over by the trolley. He was admitted to hospital where his leg was amputated but his condition deteriorated and he developed tetanus. Despite treatment with anti-tetanus serum he died at the end of October. A verdict of accidental death was returned.

On the Italian Front, Austro-Hungarian troops, strengthened by German forces, broke through the Italian lines at Caporetto and took thousands of Italian prisoners. French and British soldiers were immediately sent to reinforce the Italian Army. American troops had their first experience of warfare near the Swiss border. Peru and Uruguay break off diplomatic relations with Germany, but Brazil decided to support Germany. The Dutch dancer and German spy, Mata Hari, was executed at Vincennes just outside Paris. On the Western Front, the final phase of the Third Battle of Ypres began with an offensive towards Passchendaele. On October 9th, George Edmonds of the 4th battalion Worcestershire Regiment was killed near the village of Passchendaele. The December edition of the Wendover Magazine reported that his death hadn’t been officially recorded but some of his personal belongings had been returned to Mrs Edmonds. George, known as Tubby, lived in Clay Lane with his wife Eva, four children and widowed mother Emma. Before enlisting in Aylesbury, George, aged 39, had been a brewer at the King’s Head Brewery. The magazine also printed news of George’s brother Alfred who was back in England suffering from severe shell shock. An appeal was made in the October edition of the Wendover Magazine for ladies to help with the Church Army’s Recreation Huts on the front line in France. ‘MORE LADIES NEEDED – The Ladies’ Selection Committee at the Church Army Headquarters would be glad to hear of many more ladies willing to go to France, paying their own expenses, to take a share in the Church Army’s Recreation


George Edmonds. Photo courtesy Yvonne Simmons.

Hut work there. Constant appeals are daily being received from Chaplains and Hut Superintendents for more ladies, for huts at the base and also those at the front. The right kind of ladies can do a very great deal in the way of lightening, by their influence, the burdens and trials of our soldiers’. No record of ladies answering this call were found but Sylvia Avery of the Hale Farm went to help in a military hospital in France in 1916. Bucks Herald reported October 13th that ‘A BRAVE LAD - George Heels, aged 15, has received the Royal Humane Society’s certificate for rescuing a soldier from drowning in Halton Reservoir in May last’. A note in the Wendover Magazine comments ‘Whilst we feel proud of him, we feel slightly disappointed; for we think that, for a mere lad of fifteen, and small at that, to rescue a strong able bodied man from 12 feet of water deserved the higher reward of a silver medal’.

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For the second time the plate glass window of Mr Morgan’s shop on the corner of the Tring Road was smashed in an accident with, on this occasion, a motor cycle. It was suggested that a few substantial posts be put in to protect both pedestrians and property. The numerous air raids over London increased the desire of many residents to buy property out of town, causing concern to many local tenants. It was said that house agents all along the “Met” line ‘wear a very happy look’. Mike Senior & Val Moir

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Local businesswoman and mum of three girls, Jo Bates from Thumbsie Ltd, has been shortlisted as a finalist in two categories “Best Online Business” and “Best Retail/ Consumer Business”. Thumbsie® like to help children in a positive way to stop thumb and finger sucking. Based in Wendover in the UK Thumbsie custom make fabric, fun & comfy thumb & finger guards, suited to children 3-12 yrs who want to stop sucking but need help!

Jo Bates of Thumbsie Ltd said, “Having built the business up in the last 4 years whilst raising three children, it is such an honour to be recognised in these prestigious awards. I am looking forward to meeting all the other female entrepreneurs at the final, and of course I will be having my fingers crossed for Thumbsie.”

The gala final of The Best Business Women Awards will be held on 12 October 2017 at Debbie Gilbert, organiser of The Best Tewin Bury Farm, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, Business Women Awards said ‘We were the winners will be announced at the final.

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HS2 Wendover Parish Council HS2 Working Group monitoring during the build. AVDC is the (Wendover HS2, The Wendover Society and responsible authority. Wendover Chamber of Trade) met on Friday 1 • Bob Lewis and I are working with Lord September. The group recommended: Berkeley and a lobbying specialist on the • A public meeting on Friday 6 October in benefits of the mined tunnel. We will try to Wendover Memorial Hall. HS2 Ltd will tell us influence the Treasury Committee through what we can expect during the construction our lobbying contractor; we push on in phase. Other speakers: Errol Wisby, Senior making contacts with the contractor CEK. Construction Manager C2; Groundworks, • There is to be a Bucks CC consultation on the company organising the HS2 Community the cycleway proposal, funded by HS2 and Funding streams; a representative of the mentioned last month. WPC wants as many people as possible to take part. successful contractor consortium CEK. • • WPC should change its agreed objective Ensuring that HS2 doesn’t damage our from opposing HS2 to seeking the best chalk springs is very important. At a recent design and the best mitigation for Wendover. meeting with HS2 it was agreed that a group Why? In negotiations, HS2 Ltd, DfT, etc use including Andy Band for WPC; HS2 Ltd; direct antipathy to stonewall argument. If and the Environment Agency should do a they think that we want to stop the project walkabout so that everyone sees the areas they won’t talk to us. We can’t influence if that might be affected as they are now. We are also pressing HS2 Ltd to provide we don’t have a level of engagement. • WPC, carry on trying to engage with AVDC downstream monitoring of outflows from re: air quality and environment. The PC the springs.

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Local News new showers and toilets. There will also be a Nigel Gordon, CAP Debt Centre Manager, new pool cover, but that’s not going in until said: “With personal borrowing on the rise, near the end of the build. we are warning people to plan what they are going to spend this Christmas and save as Outside, the front will be landscaped with much as they can. This way, with 100 days to the entrance being from either from the go they can enjoy a Christmas without credit. Children’s Centre side or from the crossing point / John Colet School car park. “Every year we see people whose finances were already fragile but too much Christmas Swimming is expected to resume in October. spending pushed them over the edge. It If you’d like to volunteer to help keep the pool doesn’t have to be that way if you start early. running, get in touch! See advert page 9. Just saving £5 per week now will give you £75 to spend on presents and food.” Christmas without credit? A FREE local debt counselling service is CAP’s services are available to everyone calling on people in South Bucks to save and regardless of age, gender, faith or background. stay in the black this Christmas. The warning comes from Nigel Gordon, Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt Centre Manager, as the countdown to the festivities begins. Run by Emmanuel Church, Chesham, in partnership with CAP and other churches in the area, the centre opened five years ago it has helped more than 150 people with over 50 so far becoming debt free.

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The Christmas season is upon us and here at Lucca it’s a busy & happy time for us. We want to make everything as great as it can be, so we ask for parties of 8+ to pre order & deposits of £10 per head will be taken.

Dementia Wendover Dementia Action Alliance (WDAA) is following up its Launch on Thursday 18 May by encouraging local people to attend courses put on by partner organisations but also initiating its own activities.

Home Instead Senior Care is organising a One Day Free Community Dementia Workshop on Tuesday 24 October from 10am to 4pm in Wendover Library Meeting Room. This will explore some of the challenging behaviours associated with dementia Aylesbury Vale District Council and how to manage them. To is launching its Safe Place reserve a place on this FREE Wendover Dementia Action Scheme in Wendover Library Alliance offers activities with course please call 01494 ANTIQUE & FINE ART AUCTIONEERS Meeting Room on Thursday 860041 or visit the website local partners Monthly Auctions of Antiques & Fine Art 5 October from 10.30am to http://www.homeinstead. Quarterly Picture Auctions, General Auctions 1.45pm. This is not specifically aimed at co.uk/wendover. Sporting & Country Pursuits Auctions those living with Dementia but includes Partial & Total House Clearance undertaken them. All are very welcome to attend. To An example of a WDAA initiative is a relaxed Insurance, Probate & Family Division Valuations find out more and book your FREE place sing along Carol Service which will take Free Auction Valuations Available! to attend, please email communitysafety@ place in early December. Look out in the aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk. For a list of places November print ediiton for more specific The Claydon Saleroom, Calvert Rd. Middle Claydon, Buckingham, MK18 2EZ in Wendover and elsewhere in the Vale details of this fun event. Singing is an which have signed up to the scheme, go to activity which has a profound benefit for all Tel: 01296 714434 Fax: 01296 714492 https://www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/safe- who take part, especially those living with info@dickinsauctioneers.com www.dickinsauctioneers.com places-scheme Dementia.

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We have had a calm, purposeful start to this year and our extra class in Year 3 has settled in well. Alongside our new children, we also welcomed a number of new staff to our school community and we hope that we will soon be welcoming some new governors too. We are all looking forward to what I am sure will be a very exciting year and one that sees Wendover CE Juniors improve further still. Improvement works to the school will be starting in November as we expand to four form entry. The programme will provide our children with even better resources and larger working spaces. Our school has close links with the community and, in particular, with our local churches. We greatly look forward to working with our new Reverend, Sally Moring, both at St Mary’s Church and in school. If you would like to be a school governor, or to give just a little time as a volunteer, then

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Wendover Youth Centre School is back in session and activities at Wendover Youth Centre are in full swing again!

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Back To Fitness Reality So with autumn upon us – get it checked out. Find we often promise ourselves professional help from we will fix stuff, update physical therapists to help our admin, de-clutter or with what you needn’t live change something much with. bigger. Health and fitness often feature and rightly so From a Park Run, cycle after slacker healthy eating sportive, age landmark habits and less exercise target, to a time for returning across summer. Here are to health you will require a some thoughts to help you specific approach to training. consider what might suit you, motivate you, Think about what suits your status or body and be more personalised to help get back to type first, and go steady, building your fitness and getting your technique checked fitness reality. with good guidance either regularly or now Men do Pilates, too! An increasing trend is and then for budget. men seeking holistic, and alternative cross training fitness programs like core training In my experience over 21 years of training programs, Pilates on equipment, and yoga. I see people who are very highly motivated Trends like BROGA® (yoga for men), are on and go it alone, others who need the social the up across the globe. Seek out a class aspect to get them to class, as well as those fellas. If you sit at a desk or in the car for who come and go as life puts obstacles in the hours, or have one training modality that way and so many other examples I promise needs a complement, you might need some you. But it really does always start with YOU. of this. For FREE guidance and pointing in the right Large fitness clubs aren’t holding all the direction you can contact CBF on mail@ answers, although price is often very catbooker.me to speak to a Member of the competitive. More personalised training Team and Cat Booker. Cat has been working can be found in the growth of small group in the fitness industry for 21 years, manages training. Shop around and ask about the her own fitness studio, official Spinning® benefits of certain types of classes, be really Studio and is a freelance Master Trainer and honest about what you think you need. International Fitness Presenter, based in Wendover. Pop in to see us on Wednesdays You are an ‘athlete’; the point here is it is between 11:30-13:30 when we open for never too late. We can be guilty of putting ‘drop-in’ chat at 2 Robert Mews (behind everything else first, but our body needs Lloyds Bank). attention. Perhaps the sore shoulder you Cat Booker, www.catbookerfitness.co.uk have had for months, the tightness in the Facebook Page Cat Booker Fitness. Twitter back of your legs, and ache in your neck @catbookerfit PINTEREST Cat Booker and shoulders leaves you feeling less mobile See advert page 5.

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Kicking off the Season

Before we dive (of course we never do) in to the new season we would like to reflect on a fantastic day we hosted on the 26th August where the first ever Chairman’s Cup was played. A concept created by our Chairman to challenge veteran and senior players from the club against their younger counterparts to see who still has it and who needs to hang up their boots for good. So who won, experience or youth? By the end of the 1st half the young pups were peacocking with a goal under their boots whilst the old hounds were feeling the pressure. But the old hounds, being the veterans that they are, did not see this as the end and came back

on to dominate the early proceedings of the 2nd half and even secured an equaliser with the force of a combined age of 85 in Mark Endean and Daniel Bunce taking us back to the glory days of Wendover football. With the First Team Manager missing a penalty for the old hounds, a penalty converted and a close followed low drive into the bottom corner for the young pups, it was looking bleak for the vets. In the dying embers of the game, the First Team Manager (Jack Thomson) managed to redeem himself when he found the bottom corner from the spot to seal a 3-2 result. So, what can we gather from this first ever cup you ask? Getting old isn’t great but we can still give them a run for their money. So bring on 2018! As for the coming season. With the 2016/17 season being such a highlight for us, we have our eyes set on bigger goals (pardon the pun). The first team winning the Oving Cup was an incredible achievement for us black and golds and we would like to add to our silverware this year not only in cup games

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Club Corner but also in the Premier Division where we hope to improve our 3rd place finish from last season. The Reserves have welcomed a number of new faces for this season who bring a fresh eagerness to the club and are looking to make waves in Division 2. Lastly, we would like to take a moment to welcome Gary Howe (finally) to the First Team! Gary has been playing for the Reserves for many years and has now made the transition from Reserve Team Captain to First team starter. Gary has shown real strength on the pitch and as a member of our club which we hope will only increase and improve our First Team’s performance. Well done Gary. Lizzie Thomson

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Club Corner Here we have a lounge with comfortable registration is required by a parent, to chairs a neat kitchen for our refreshments guarantee a place and toilets close at hand, all on the flat. OnScreen at Wendover Community Library Our Members have varying degrees of 3rd Friday evening of each month 7.30pm hearing loss from slight to complete. There in the meeting room. £5 each – cash only. are those of us who are hearing, too. We are Advanced Tickets only available from the an older group of folk but lively and loyal. We Library. October’s film will be “Viceroy’s arrange a variety of suitable outings, and the House”. subs are £9.00 per year. Our topics are wide, and we have occasional in house evenings. Scrabble Club We are great at parties too! 4th Tuesday of the month at 2.30. Please book your place. Contact can be made through Kate Weber 01494 773359 or Jenny at jennyburton@ Are you puzzle mad? sky.com. We would be delighted to hear Jigsaw Puzzles will shortly be available from anyone who might be interested, for to borrow for FREE from the Wendover themselves or for another person. Community Library.

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RAF Halton Lister Lines up and Running

Earlier this year saw the trenches requiring extensive care and maintenance to ensure their safety again and so a small group of volunteers commenced a program of restoration and replacement, to enable the system to re-open to the public.

The WW1 Trench System, Lister Lines, is ready for visitors again after a subsidence last year. The trenches lay unused for a number of months until RAF Halton personnel got back to work re-digging, maintaining and shoring them up again. Construction of the original trenches commenced in 1914, and they fell into disuse at the cessation of hostilities in 1918. Though not forgotten, the trenches were left unused and eventually nature reclaimed them. In 2009, a section was restored to its original condition by an enthusiastic band of volunteers supported by Servicemen Awaiting Trade Training (SATTs). During the years 2009 to 2016, they were popular for visits from schools, colleges, historical groups, re-enactors and more, and were well used with knowledgeable trench tour guides from the Station.

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The pond seems to I have recently had get worse as each correspondence month passes. I from Bucks County thought the Parish Council that they Council were no longer have a supposed to be budget available maintaining the for weed spraying pond. It would be or removal on Low water in Hampden Pond as shown in this nice to read a public county-maintained photo supplied by Tony Brown. Please see update from them roads, and are explanation in Matters Arising on page 32 offering explanations concentrating on and projected actions. I know help was removal only of noxious weeds like Japanese offered to assist with the management of Knotweed, Ragwort, and so on. the pond by a local company which was Does this mean that we, the residents and greeted with suspicion and accusation, but road users of Buckinghamshire, should be the situation now appears critical and it responsible for maintenance of local roads? seems, unlike the fish, the Parish Council is out of its depth. Fish are being lost and Is this just another indication of road we saw several surprisingly large specimens maintenance going to pot and our taxes in very shallow water on 28 August. Many being wasted? are suggesting that their obstinacy will Name and address supplied ultimately mean the end of this lovely local Editor’s note: BCC has been contacted for feature. Tony Brown comment.

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Tribute: John Hull Thank you to everyone who sent in a tribute to John Hull. Necessarily, they have been edited but the full texts can be seen on the Wendover News website. From sister Ann John Hammond Hull was born on 14 August 1936. While father Jack was away at war, mother Amy and John lived with Aunt Ruby and Uncle George in Stanford. John went to the local Roman Catholic primary school, but once back in Grays after the war, went to East Thurrock School in Rectory Road. John joined the church choir at St Margaret’s Stanford and went by bus to Stanford on a Sunday to sing in the church choir, then to have lunch with the family in turn. Sadly, his mother died in 1947 and John was then looked after by Aunt Ruby and Uncle George while attending Palmers Grammar School for Boys, Grays. His father remarried and Ann was born, followed by Robert. At Palmers, John became involved with the Gilbert and Sullivan yearly productions. Before and after John’s National Service in the RAF in Singapore, he worked for Thame Haven and then trained for the priesthood. He was at college in Brasted, near Sevenoaks, where he spent two years rather than one as he needed to upgrade his education from a mere 5 O-levels. John’s first main curacy was in Clacton where he married Karen Yule, in 1966 and they had 2 sons, Mark and Richard. They all moved to Wendover in 1975 when he was made Chaplain of TocH whose Headquarters were in Forest Close. From son Mark My Dad was a truly great man, a gifted artist, a talented musician a much loved clergyman but most of all a wonderful loving father, bringing us up on his own when our family sadly broke up when we were young From son Richard Father was loved a lot, for a raft of different reasons. He was clearly a hugely talented man, gifted in painting, music and ministry. He was also a gentle, loving and kind father, grandfather and brother, who was always there for us when we needed him. Pure love ran through almost everything he did, and is our strongest memory. We will treasure that and carry it with us; it sets an example to us all.

As well as pure love, father’s humour and sense of fun runs through many of our experiences with him. He would find the silly side of almost everything – and he was the source of many jokes, witty one-liners and sharp retorts, none of which should probably be repeated here. We remember writing ‘welcome home daddy’ in the snow, playing cricket in the back garden at ‘Rowans’, Christmas mornings, Occasional Singers’ concerts, his love of geraniums, hollyhocks and beautifully manicured lawns, anxious and sometimes euphoric private views, holidays at Hammels, his rather impressive left-handed table tennis playing, his love of landscape and of the sea – and rolling updates on the water temperature of his beloved swimming pool.

He loved his house, he loved his neighbours and friends. It is a cherished aspect of his life and, while he loved ‘just being’ in his private space, father’s life was very much about the people who were in it too. Mark remembers his boys taking over the house completely, running around everywhere with father completely unconcerned – and just purely enjoying the boys’ presence. I remember his look of complete love for his granddaughter, even when he was clearly struggling with his health. Family and friends were everything to him – and a good excuse to open the gin. Music ran through everything too, from jamming with two pianos and guitar before shepherd’s pie on a Friday evening, to jazzing up nursery rhymes for the grandchildren. Father would have been the most amazing pub pianist, as he could play every tune he knew from ear – and probably some that he didn’t. He would make songs up on the spot and could play in a variety of styles. He delighted in playing almost anything in the style of Bach – and certainly inspired us with his talent for and love of music.

for him not long ago that I felt said quite a lot about his own message. It was a passage by W.H. Auden read by Shirley Williams during a world war one commemoration at Westminster Abbey: ‘We must love one another, or die’. As well as pure love, father had a deep interest in his boys, what we did and, more importantly, who we were – and this carried through to his grandchildren. He was a deeply thoughtful man – and his advice and counsel will be sorely missed. We are grateful for him in so many ways and we feel desolate without him. We are profoundly grateful that we were both able to be with him throughout the last few days of his life. From Ken Prideaux-Brune, TocH John Hull was National Chaplain of TocH, at their HQ in Wendover in the 1970s, and an associate priest at St Mary’s Wendover until his death in August 2017. He had a remarkable range of talents: musician – singer, organist and composer; painter – he earned his living as a watercolourist for the past 35 years; comedian – no-one who heard it can forget his party piece, the performance of a letter chasing up an unpaid gas bill arranged as a quartet from a Mozart opera in which he sang all four parts, moving nimbly from bass to soprano to alto to tenor. He was a priest who saw his ministry as awakening the creative spark which he believed lay dormant in each of us, especially his Music and Painting Weeks at Dor Knap, the TocH conference centre in the Cotswolds, encouraging many to pick up a paint brush and to sing in four part harmony for the first time since their school days. He produced major national TocH Festivals at Central Hall, Westminster. Religion for him was serious but never ever solemn. It was about joy and about becoming aware of the Glory of God and responding to it.

From Anne Berry formerly Milroy John Hull helped my husband with services at St Mary’s and St Agnes’ as Geoffrey had no curate at that time. He started the Occasional Singers who performed at the church. John composed many carols and other choral works and arranged many others. His sermons at church were particularly helpful and he always managed to tell us some very Mark and I grew up together with father, and I think it is fair to say that we all grew He loved delivering provocative sermons – relevant funny stories in the sermons: 10 together in many different ways. We have so and would report back on the success and minutes to think about and remember. He many memories folded deep within us. failure thereof. Coincidentally, I saved a quote had a great love and care for everyone. 28

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Local Face: Julie Beacham The animal lovers of the area will be familiar with Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre in Tring Road, Halton, where Julie is Practice Manager. It was founded by John Parker FRCVS in 1964 in one of the houses in Aylesbury Road, Wendover. Until the practice moved to its current and much larger premises in 1990, it was known as Parker and Godsal. Over the years, it has grown into a big and busy practice with 65 staff.

clinical work. By taking on new roles and responsibilities she helped with the smooth running of the practice and enabled the vets to do what they do best, treating animals.

850 members and welcomes everyone involved in leading and managing veterinary businesses. Julie will become President in January 2018. From an early age, Julie cared for many animals - dogs, cats, horses and farm animals with one of her earliest childhood memories being nose to nose with a friendly St. Bernard dog at a local fair. She grew up in rural Warwickshire and had ambitions to study veterinary science at University but was assured by a Careers teacher that girls were not admitted, which is quite ironic now that the profession is predominantly female. In the mid-1970s, girls were pushed mainly into two career paths, nursing or teaching.

Julie joined Wendover Heights in 1995 following a career in the medical world. After leaving school she had trained as a State Registered Nurse in Birmingham but thanks to David Attenborough, whose first major TV series ‘Life on Earth’ was being broadcast at Julie with some of her team at Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre the time, she moved to London to study for a degree in Zoology and Ecology. With study and training, Julie developed her Work in these fields was scarce so she skills in practice management, becoming the Thank goodness times have changed! returned to the NHS as a Clinical Scientist, first overall Practice Manager in 2009. The using her medical knowledge and scientific role is very busy and varied, looking after HR, Giant breed dogs, especially Bullmastiffs, training to run a blood flow research unit at health and safety, marketing, compliance have been her lifelong passion although she St. Bartholomews Hospital for five years. with legislation, IT, financial and strategic always had at least one cat to keep them Following a maternity break and a move to Buckinghamshire, she spotted a part-time reception job at the Great Missenden branch surgery of Wendover Heights and thought it would be that she would return to a ‘proper job’ a year later, but she was instantly hooked and fell in love with veterinary life in general and Wendover Heights in particular. Animals had always been Julie’s passion in life and she found her true vocation as part of a fantastic team. At that time the practice was run by the busy vets who owned it and were already overstretched with

planning, and dealing with problems and complaints. On a practical level though, the job involves everything from basic plumbing to animal wrangling with a spot of lateral thinking and diplomacy along the way!

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in order! Recently she has downsized to a Staffie-cross rescue dog named Floyd and also has two Maine Coon-cross cats named Jaffa and Cookie. Her main interests outside work still involve the natural world, and she never tires of the Chilterns countryside. When taking a break from all things veterinary, she enjoys music, walking, gardening, travel, architecture, antiques and eating out. Julie and husband Simon live in Great Missenden and have one son, Jonathan, who is a final year PhD student at Lancaster University.

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Healing Meditation Group - Mon eve, Chesham, Thu eve/Fri morn, Wendover


Mon, Thu, SAT


Zumba with Nikki, Mon & Thu 1815 Halton School, Sat 0930 Wendover Jr School

nicolepistak.zumba.com, 07876443392

Mon-Thu, SAT


FabricHQ sewing. Topics, times & locations vary, see website for details


Mon & Fri


Badminton Club. 19.45-21.45 Mon, beginners 18.45-19.45 Fri, John Colet School (term time)




Wendover Fitness classes, times & locations vary, see website for details




The Rotary Club of Wendover & District, Holiday Inn, Weston Turville




Tai Chi for Beginners, Green Park



10.30, 11.30, 13.00

Hartbeeps Music Classes for children, Legion Hall, Chiltern Road, see website for details




Dinkies Music & Action (term time only), £4 per session, ages 6mo-2yr, Wendover Children’s Ctre 01296 621143



Free friendly run/jog club to suit you. Meet point RAF base Chestnut Avenue.



Badminton Club for over 18s, £6, (Sep-July, no BH’s) Green Park Sports Centre HP22 5NE


Nikki 07868 873911

Tue & Wed


Tai Chi & Qigong Classes, Your Cafe in the Park 6 & 7pm Tue, St Anne’s Hall noon Wed


Tue & Wed


Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell

01296 624089

Tue, Thu, Fri


Thames Valley Police at Wendover Community Library

0845 230 3232

Tue & Fri


Hatha yoga— Tue 19.00-20.30 Wen Mem Hall; Fri 09.30-11.00 & 11.30-13.00, St Anne’s Hall




Play & Learn (term time only), RAF Halton HIVE, Trinity Centre, £1



Colour Wheel Art Class, all topics, Ellesborough Parish Hall

Steve Hedges 01844 273076



Simply Walk, meet at Wendover Clock Tower for moderate walk 1-1.5 hours

01494 475367


10.15 & 11.15

Bounce & Rhyme (term time only), Library Room, FREE

0845 2303232



Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell


19.00 or 20.15

IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall (winter 20.15, summer 19.00)




Halton Singers Practice Sessions, Halton Village Hall




Whitchurch Morris Men Practice Sessions (Oct-Apr), Wilstone Village Hall HP23 4PE




Wen & Halton Cycling Club, Wed 18.30 local mtn bike, Sat 08.30 road, Sun 08.30 local mtn bike


Wed, SUN, last Fri

09.30 or stated

Cycle Rides with Local Cycle Touring Clubs




Parentcraft (term time only), Wendover Children’s Centre

01296 621143



Drop-in pre-school outdoor activity group, Wendover Woods. See website for details.




Beginners and Improvers art group, The Loft Studio, The Courtyard




Doodle Caboodle Soft Play Sessions, Wendover Memorial Hall, Term Time Only.



17.30 or 19.30

Slimming World, John Colet School

Janet 07817 168657



Hartbeats African Drumming, beginner to advanced, £6, pay-as-you-go

Justine 07773 047684



Halton Military Wives Choir rehearsals




Aylesbury Sub-Aqua Club at Green Park Pool (term time only)


Thu & SAT


RAF Assn Halton and Ayles Branch clubhouse open to public, Bldg 259 RAF Halton



Wendover Weekly Market, Manor Waste



Fun Dog Training, Ellesborough Parish Hall



Play & Learn (term time only), Wendover Children's Centre

01296 621143



Sparrowhawks Netball Training, courts by Your Cafe in the Park, Aston Clinton



19.00 & 20.00

19.00 Ballroom & Latin Dance Class / 20.00 Dance. Wendover Memorial Hall.

01442 865734



Taekwondo for ages 5 and up, Wendover CofE Junior School




Scottish Country Dancing with Lucy Clark Scottish Country Dance Club, Oldham Hall HP16 0AZ




Wendover Choral Society, St. Mary’s Church Wendover.

01296 709593



Noah's Ark parent-toddler group (term time only), Wendover Christian Centre




Healing Meditation Group, £10



11.00 & 13.30

Lipreading and Hearing Loss Course, Library Room, new term starts 29 September




Amazing Donkey Youth Club for 10-14 year olds (term time only), Wendover Youth Ctre

Paul Hammett 01296 621162



“Friday night is music night” at St Mary’s Church

JUST 01296 623123


see listing

NIA Classes, 1530-1630 Sat/0930-1030 Sun, Halton Tennis Centre



Rookie Lifeguard Classes for 8-12 year olds (term time only), Green Park Pool

Liz 01296 622895



Cycle Rides with Aylesbury Cyclist Touring Club, locations vary




Bingo at the Legion Club, Chiltern Road, all welcome

Wendover News September 2017

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Exhibitions & activities at Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP, inc Artist in Residence from 21 Sep, see p 2 Art Exhibitions at Obsidian Art HP22 5XJ, Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4 "Animal Vision" at the Natural History Museum in Tring, see p 2 Wendover Taxis Launch, Wendover Station, see advert p 7 Praise Service, St Anne’s Church, see p 2 8 Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course begins, see p 3 The Scooter Group!, social group for mobility scooter users, Wendover Christian Centre Aston Hearing - HearToday Events: Tue 3 - Thame Town Hall, Fri 6 - Amersham Town Hall, see advert p 4 Learn My Way - FREE Computer Training, Wendover Community Library. Booking required, see p 2 Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society Meeting, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN, see p 3 Wendover U3A members meeting, St Mary’s Church Wendover Buckland, Drayton Beauchamp and Aston Clinton WI, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS Safe Places Scheme Relaunch, Wendover Community Library, see p 3 Simply Walk, Wendover Woods Wendover Annual Quiz begins, Wendover Bowls Club, Dobbins Lane, see p 4 Buckinghamshire Bird Club Meeting, Wendover Memorial Hall, see p 4 HS2 Engagement Meeting, Wendover Memorial Hall Lindengate Open Day, Lindengate Site, Wyevale Garden Centre HP22 6BD, see advert p 4 Children’s Book Group, Wendover Community Library. Booking required, see p 2 John Hampden Society 25th Anniversary Banquet, Hampden House HP16 9RD, see p 4 BBOWT Working Parties: Sun 8 - Dancersend, Thu 12 - Bacombe Hill, Thu 26 - WTurville Reservoir, see p 4 Colour Rush! for Florence Nightingale Hospice, ALF Green Park HP22 5NE, see p 5 Messy Church, St Anne’s Hall & Wendover Christian Centre, see p 5 Contemplative Fire Gathering - Still Waters, St Mary’s Church Wendover WI Meeting, St Anne’s Hall, see p 5 Grandparents Association Support Group, Holiday Inn, Weston Turville Chiltern Humanists Meeting, Small Barn Hall HP5 6AH, see p 5 Aston Clinton, Buckland & Drayton Beauchamp Horticultural Society, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS John Hampden School Wendover Open Morning, Wharf Road Campus, see p 5 Chiltern Writers Meeting, Wendover Community Library, see p 5 Complete Outdoors Winter Clothing Launch Weekend, Bourne End HP1 2RS, see advert p 4 International Conversation, Wendover Community Library. Please book. See p 2 Acer Corner Gardens Open for NGS, 10 Manor Road, Wendover, See p 6 Charity Concert by Big Band Swing, tickets £10, St Dunstan’s Church HP27 9JE, see p 6 Quiz Night for Chilterns Dog Rescue Society, Wendover Memorial Hall, see p 6 Outdoor Activities for ages 7-11, Wendover Woods, also 23 & 24 Oct 09.00-15.00 & 29 Oct 10.00-15.00, see p 6 Arts and Crafts Day, Wilstone Village Hall, see p 6 Service for Wholeness & Healing, St Anne’s Church, see advert p 4 Knit & Natter, Wendover Community Library, see p 2 BBOWT Talk - ‘The Making of the Chilterns’, tickets £3, Gt Missenden Memorial Ctre, see p 7 BBOWT Guided Walk, Pulpit Hill to Grangelands. FREE. Booking required, see p 7 Christmas Launch, No1 High Street, Wendover, see advert front page Wendover Horticultural Society Meeting, Wendover Community Library Aylesbury Ctre of the National Trust, Broughton Jr School HP20 1NQ, see p 7 On Screen - “Viceroy’s House”, tickets £5, Wendover Community Library, see p 7 Artists and Makers Fair, Thame Town Hall OX9 3DP, see advert p 7 Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre, see p 7 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild, S Mandeville Methodist Church HP22 5UJ, see p 7 Astronomy Night with BBOWT, College Lake. Booking & payment required, over 12s only. See p 7 Guided Walk, College Lake. FREE. Please book. Dementia Workshop with Home Instead Senior Care, Wendover Community Library. Please book. See p 7 Scrabble Club, Wendover Community Library, see p 2 Reading Group for the Visually Impaired, Wendover Community Library The Wendover Society Coffee Morning, St Anne’s Hall. See advert p 4. Children’s Half-Term Event, £4, College Lake. Please book. See p 8 Weston Turville U3A members meeting, Aylesbury Rugby Club Memory Pathways social group for people with memory issues, Lindengate Site HP22 6BD Aylesbury Beer Festival for Florence Nightingale Hospice, Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School, see p 8 Weston Turville Historical Society Meeting, Weston Turville Village Hall, see p 8 RSPB Aylesbury Local Group Meeting, Prebendal Hall Comm Ctre HP19 7QW

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Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

View from the Chair

The Council is back in its stride after the August recess with a packed agenda. One resolution passed in September was to increase our financial assistance to maintain the Churchyard. While the Parish Council isn’t anything to do with church related parishes, we do take a measure of responsibility for the churchyard. We also fired the starting gun on our Christmas Event on Wednesday 6 December. Wendover has a county wide reputation for its Christmas lights and festivities. We also have a new councillor, Chris Morgan. He’s about half the age of the rest of us and I hope he’ll both invigorate the Council and attract a few more to the view that you don’t need grey hair to be a Parish Councillor. Tom Walsh, Chairman

Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 3 October 7.30pm St Anne’s Hall

Local Produce Market Saturday 21 October, 9am to 1pm Manor Waste

Heron Path - and Surveys

War Memorial

The War Memorial on the Manor Waste has been cleaned and the names repainted. Our thanks to the War Memorial Trust who have granted 75% of the cleaning costs.

Hampden Pond

at the north eastern end. Our planned maintenance draws on professional advice and experienced contractors together with the expertise of the Environment Agency. Water levels at the pond often cause comment. Long time residents of Wendover know that the pond is and always has been subject to large variations in depth. The pond is bottom fed. This means the water soaks back into the ground if the pressure in the aquifer that supplies it drops. This is part of a natural cycle but it does mean that we have to be ready to call the Environment Agency to advise and assist with the fish if it drops too far. See photo page 27.

One of the best places to see nature in Wendover is Hampden Pond. This unusual, spring fed, chalk pond is mainly managed as a nature resource with fishing permitted

It has now been agreed that the Parish Council will adopt the Heron Path from BCC. Works to the area damaged by tree roots will be carried out in September/October we apologise for any inconvenience during the work. The Path has been split into four sections which will be prioritised for maintenance over the next few years. Heron Path Survey: The result shows that the public would like more planting either side of Heron Path at the bottom of Witchell Meadow and would prefer that the path remains closed to cyclists. The Amenities Committee has been delegated with looking into actions related to the results and BCC will be informed regarding the preference over cycling.

Next Survey - Events: The new survey on Events in Wendover can be seen on the website and closes at 9am on 23 October.

Did you know . . . ?

The Parish Council owns 3 defibrillators

Antisocial Behaviour

We still have problems with antisocial behaviour. The police are patrolling regularly and have successfully apprehended some culprits, issuing several young people with red and yellow cards. Two cars were broken into whilst parked outside St Mary’s Church so be vigilant and put items of value out of sight.

Assistant Clerk

Due to the increase in work from devolved services it has been decided to employ an Assistant Clerk who will help with improving community engagement and support the Parish Clerk, allowing the Clerk more time to manage contracts, prepare for changes in Local Government, deal with the Neighbourhood Plan, the working groups, LAF and the liaison between WPC, AVDC, and BCC.

Grass Cutting

The devolved services grass cutting contractor ceased trading on 30 September. Amersham Town Council are going to cover the necessary work (at no extra cost) until the end of the season. The Parish Council will now investigate options for the next season.

Items For Sale

Please note the time has been extended to 9am on Monday 2nd October for sealed bids.

Wendover Parish Council, The Clock Tower, High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU



01296 623056


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