Wendover News, November 2016

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November 2016

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Sunday 13 November

Red November

To mark the persecution of people worldwide, Churches Together in Wendover will illuminate their buildings in red during November. There will also be a vigil at St Anne’s Church on Friday 11 November. Please see pages 3 and 29 for details.

Wendover Remembers Wallhanging

The Wendover Remembers Wallhanging has now reached its final resting place in Wendover Community Library where everyone will be able to see and enjoy it for years to come. All those associated with the making of the Wallhanging have been invited to a short ceremony at 4pm

on Friday 11 November, the anniversary of Armistice Day. If your child sewed a poppy and has not received an invitation, please ask at the Library.

Remembrance Sunday, 13 November

The Remembrance Parade will take place at 2:30pm. All are welcome to join in the service on the Manor Waste.

A sculpture for Wendover?

Wendover Parish Council has received a proposal to erect a 7ft high sculpture by local sculptor Marie Boyle on the island at Hampden Pond. For more information about the consultation on this proposal please look at the Clock Tower window, including photos and a questionnaire. It is also on social media.

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL Meet the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future and discover The True Meaning of Christmas

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Events Cooking, Sewing & Knitting Groups at 10.00. Have a look at the listings on pages

Cornelli Sugarcraft (see ad page 10) and PlainStitch run courses each term. The Plainstitch Workroom are hosting a weekly Tuesday Social Sewing and Crochet Club from 1 November, see www.plainstitch.co.uk for details and to book a space to come along with your own project and enjoy some social sewing at The Workroom in Back Street. See www. plainstitch.co.uk for details. A new sewing & quilting group meets twice monthly on a Thursday. See pages 34 & 35 for regular events.

34 & 35 or www.aylesbury-ramblers.org.uk for more details.

Cycle Rides and Local Walks

Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Free entry. Visit the fantastic Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery. Café, shop and garden. See website for all opening times, exhibitions and events www.buckscountymuseum.org.

Group cycle rides that begin in or near Wendover. Any bike will do as long as it’s roadworthy. Newcomers always welcome, but please try an easy-paced ride first. EasyPaced Rides 9.30am Sundays: 6 from Your Cafe in the Park; 13 from Aqua Vale; 20 from Butlers Cross; 27 from Watermead Inn. Visit southbuckscycling.or​g.uk/rides for more.

Regular Events at Wendover Library

Learn My Way computer training first Tuesday of each month, please book. International Conversation - please book, Fri 11, 10.30am12noon. Knit & Natter, Tue 15, 1.30-3pm. Children’s Book Club, third Saturday every month, 2.30pm - details from the Library.

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Kimble & Ellesborough Hort Society

Tue 1, 8pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN Accentuate the Positive – Plant Association The Ramblers have a programme of organised in the Garden. Brian Fisher, a popular walks of varying length and difficulty locally, horticultural lecturer, will discuss plants that including Tuesday 8 at 10.30 and Sunday 13 work well together.


We are seeking a Midday Supervisor to join our friendly lunchtime team. This rewarding role involves supervising the children while they eat/ play during the lunch break. Work Hours are 12.10-1.20pm, Monday to Friday, term time only. Salary: Bucks Pay Range 1a (£7.42 per hour). If you enjoy interacting with children aged 7-11, are hardworking and have a sense of fun, then this could be the job for you! Although previous school-based experience is not essential, experience of working with children of any age would be a distinct advantage. For a full job description and application form, contact Catriona Martin, Business Manager, at finance@wendoverjunior.co.uk or 01296 696822 (option 4). Visits to the school are warmly welcomed prior to application. Closing date for applications: Wednesday 9 November 2016


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Events Bucks Bird Club

Thu 3, 7.30pm, Wen Memorial Hall AGM followed at 8pm by “Trinidad & Tobago - Home of the Hummingbird”. Also a morning-only field meeting at Tring Reservoirs HP23 4UN on Sun 27.

Lucy Clark Scottish Dance - Social Dance

Legal Services Professional help at reasonable prices (around 1/4 of normal solicitors’ fees) with

Autumn Bazaar

Sat 5, 10am-4pm, Stewart Hall The bazaar is for the benefit of a number of local groups and charities, with the central organising proceeds being equally divided between Kimble Free Church and the St Nicholas internal reordering project.

Fri 4, 7.30-10.30pm, Oldham Hall HP16 0AZ Annual Memorial Service Dancing to Ian Robertson and his band. With Sun 6, 3pm, St Mary’s Wendover a Bring and Share supper. Anyone who has been bereaved, especially in the last year, is welcome to attend this memorial service. This year’s Memorial Autumn Fair Service will be followed by the changing Sat 5, 10am-12noon, Library Room Wendover WI Autumn Fair - crafts, tombola, of the illumination of St Mary’s to red in greetings cards, refreshments & homemade solidarity with people worldwide who are being persecuted. See also pages 1 and 29. cakes, see advert page 4.

Christmas Cards for Save the Children Chiltern Humanists Sat 5 & Wed 9, 10am-1pm, 11 Witchell Christmas Cards for sale to benefit Save the Children (tea/coffee available). Your purchase of cards will help to fund the charity’s vital work around the world.

Tue 8, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room “My Death, My Decision” with speaker Phil Cheatle. Seeking a more compassionate approach to dying in the UK. All welcome. wwwchilternhumanists.org.uk

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A Li�le Bird Gallery: Buy two Christmas cards and get one FREE Cat Booker: Attend two classes back to back and get ONE Class For FREE. Book in advance Link to Classes. https://uk.bookingbug.com/ home/34640-Cat-Booker-Fitness Chilterns Sports Clinic: 10% off any service and treatment except Swim Stroke Analysis 01296 696133 / www.sportsinjuryclinic.org.uk Cromptons: 20% off stocked Voyage Maison items until 15 November Hemingford Pest Control: £10 off ANY accepted quote 07736 327808 Lady Grey: 10% OFF Tuesday to Friday Martin Holman: 10% off domestic treatment prices 07510 290321 No2: 10% OFF our delicious Deli Tasting Platters at No2 Pound Street (not in conjunction with any other offers) Perry House Dental Surgery: 20% off bleaching,conditions apply. Scruples: 10% discount on a Cut and Finish with all stylists for new customers to Scruples on their first visit Spice Garden: £5 off on orders over £25 The Lo� Studio & Gallery: FREE artist’s card with Limited Edition print purchase. Vapor Clean: 10% discount to new customers on first 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 installation, setup and data transfer when purchasing a nano or laptop. Call Pete on 0800 3118385 or 07881 555482 E: pete@wendover-computers.co.uk 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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Events Christmas Food & Gift Market

Sat 12 Nov, 8am-12noon, The Lee Parish Hall, Lee Clump Road HP16 9NB Christmas market centred around food. Nonfood items include Christmas cards, advent calendars, wrapping paper, napkins and decorations. Customers can also place orders for Christmas hampers and everything for Christmas Day.

Paintings, sea, landscape & flower prints

Saturday 12 November (cheese &wine) then 11-4 each day until & incl 19 November Susan Gray Studio, 1 Robert Mews, High Street, Wendover HP22 6DL www.susan-gray.co.uk

Susan Gray Art Exhibition

Sat 12 until Sat 19, 11am-4pm, 1 Robert Mews Seascape, landscape & flower paintings on exhibit. Opening day features cheese & wine. See advert page 5.

Film Nights at St Dunstan’s

Sat 12 & 19, times below, St Dunstan’s HP27 9JE “Dad’s Army” (PG) Saturday 12 at 7 pm - The new film version of the Classic British comedy about the Home Guard “Paddington” (PG) Artists & Makers Fair Saturday 19 at 5 pm – A lively and humorous Sat 12, 10am-4pm, Wen Memorial Hall Showcasing some of the most talented local adaptation of this children’s story. Tickets on artists, who work in a variety of media. the door: adults £3, children £1. Another takes place Saturday 19 at Thame BBOWT Lecture Town Hall. See advert page 5. Tue 15, 7.45pm, Gt Missenden Mem Ctre

CONCERT at St Mary the Virgin W/Turville Saturday 26 November, 7.30

Soloists from the world-famous Purcell School

Tickets £10 at door, U18 free. Inc wine, refreshments. Enquiries 424982

grand christmas & craft fayre

for St Mary the Virgin, WT in WT Village Hall

Saturday 3 December, 11am - 4pm Many stalls, lunches, refreshments Some tables still available Enq: Roger 01296 424982

Illustrated talk by Paul Stanbury of Naturetrek on “Madagascar - Africa’s Lost World”. £3.00. Christmas Lights Switch On Sat 12, 10am-4pm, Bradbury Campus HP22 5TE Info Richard Birch 01296 624511. 7 December Late Opening until 7pm Enjoy the festivities of Christmas and do Mince Pies,Tombola,Winter Clothes some Christmas shopping whilst learning On Screen more about PACE as a charity. Cakes, gifts and Fri 18, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop crafts. Entry £3/£1.50. For more information, “Florence Foster Jenkins”, cert PG. The 4-5 Kings Head Parade contact kelly.houghton@the pacecentre.org. poignant story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a Wendover HP22 6DX

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New York heiress who dreamed of becoming speaker Jef Page. Free. Non-members welcome; an opera singer, despite having a terrible donations appreciated. www.bucksfhs.org.uk singing voice. Tickets £5 from the Library.

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Table Top Sale

Sat 19, 2.30-4.30pm, SM Meth Church Sat 19, 10am-1pm, Wendover Library Room “Beadwork on Fabric” with Eliza McLelland. Wendover Choral Society are holding a table Visitors welcome, £4. Enquiries 01296 425015. top sale with good quality clothes, books, toys, etc as well as serving teas, coffees and Let the Chilterns Sing homemade cakes to raise funds for the choir. Sat 19, 3-5.30pm, St Mary’s Church Wendover “Voices through the Generations” featuring Book Club Chess Valley Male Voice Choir; Military Wives Sat 19, 10.30-11.30am, Wen Christian Ctre Choir, Halton; Gateway School Children’s Discover new titles and authors through Choir. Tickets £15 from JUST or www. hearing what everyone has been reading. letthechilternssing.co.uk. See advert page 4. Come along and join in the discoveries!

Into the Sixth Wendover Cricket Club 50/50 Auction Mon 21, 7pm, John Colet School

Sat 19, 11.30am, Wendover Memorial Hall Meet students and staff and learn about the Easy to bid, no premiums. Enquiries 01296 excellent facilities, subject options and exciting 623286. See advert page 4. opportunities available for Sixth Form students.

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Sat 19, 2pm, Southcourt Comm Ctre HP21 8LF Wed 23, 7-10.30pm, Aylesbury Rugby Club “Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens” with Hampden Fields Action Group are holding

Wendover Choral Society presents

Monteverdi Christmas Vespers with The Equale Baroque Soloists conducted by Peter Bassano

Saturday 3 December starting at 7.30pm.

at St Mary’s Church Wendover

Tickets £15.00, Concessions £13.00, U16s £5.00 Just, 11 High Street, Wendover. HP22 6DU info@stmaryswendover.org.uk Tel: 01296 623123 also available from nettynicholson@me.com.

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Christmas Gala Concert on 14 December 2016 from 7.30pm at St George’s Church, RAF Halton Tickets: £10, Children under 16 free from Don Knight 01296 622603 or Kevin Towler 01296 622390 Supporting Parkinson’s UK and The Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust 6

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NICK GAMMAGE BOOKS of CHESHAM BOIS a fundraising evening at which well-known and more info at www.townfarmartshow. experts from TV will be valuing the antiques people bring along. The evening is the idea of jewellery expert John Benjamin, who will be accompanied on the night by many well-known faces. The evening will also include a welcome drink, a “Money Can’t Buy” prize draw, the chance to take selfies with stars of the television antiques world, a cash bar, and chatting about antiques and collectables. See advert page 7.


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Fri 25, 8pm, W Turville Village Hall “A Tudor Christmas” with speaker Dr. Catherine Grigg. Entrance - £2 members, Twinning Association £3 visitors. How did the Tudors celebrate Thu 24, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room Christmas when many Christmas ideas come Val Brown will be giving what promises to be from Victorian times? www.wthsoc.org.uk an interesting and enthralling talk “Red Spots in Mexico”, Wendover Library Room 7.30pm. Advent Craft Fair £3 members, £4 non-members. Sat 26, 10am-12noon, St Dunstan’s HP27 9JE Jewellery, craft items, cards and gift tags, Town Farm Art Show in Cheddington cakes and produce, plants and bulbs, raffle, Fri 25-Sun 27, 10am – 4pm, 6 Town Farm, children’s corner and lots more! Cheddington, Near Tring, LU7 0TT Perfectly timed for that special Christmas Wendover Art Club Exhibition gift! Ten artists and makers showing works Sat 26-Sun 27, 10am-4.30pm, Library Room in a variety of media. Refreshments in aid of Come have a look and vote for your favourite Rennie Grove Hospice Care. Free entry. Photos exhibit. Free entry.

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Events Family Movie Night

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Christmas at Halton House

Coming Soon - Save the Date!

Sat 26 , 6.30pm, Wendover Christian Centre ‘The Jungle Book’ (2016). Free admission, popcorn and ice cream. All are welcome, but children, remember to bring an adult with you!

Wed 30, 12-1.30pm, Library Room This group aims to help Wendover become more dementia-friendly. Please feel free to attend if you’d like to help.

2-3 Dec - Crib Festival, Wendover Free Church 3 Dec - Grand Christmas & Craft Fayre, see ad page 5 3 Dec - Wendover Choral Christmas Concert “Christmas in Venice”, see ad page 6 3 Dec - St. Michael & All Angels Christmas Purcell School Soloists Fair at Anthony Hall, Aston Clinton Sat 26, 7.30pm, St Mary the Virgin WTurville 8-10 & 15-17 Dec - “A Christmas Carol”, see Tickets £10 at door, U18 free. See advert ad front page. page 5. 14 Dec - Christmas Gala Concert by Halton Singers, see ad page 6 Messy Church 14 Dec - Chinnor Silver Band & Carols by Sun 27, 3.30-5.30pm, St Anne’s Hall Candlelight. Tickets available 1 November from Lots of messy activities (and some not-so Rachel 01844 761535 or Susanne 01844 346827. messy) for all ages. We move to St Anne’s Church for a story and a song and then share Crib Festival aWendover_News_2015_update4 meal together. All welcome. No charge. 2 & 13/08/2015 15:09On Page 1 3 December (3-6pm Friday, 10amChildren, please remember to bring an adult. 4pm Saturday), Wendover Free Church is Sat 26, 7-11pm, Halton House A festive social evening with live music, a bar and hot supper. Sell out event - book early! Tickets £20 per person to include a hot supper; contact fundraising@chilternsmscentre.org.

hosting a “Crib Festival”. The church is asking community groups and organisations to display “home-made” nativity cribs and will be inviting everyone to come and view them. If your group or organisation would like to enter please contact minister@wendoverfreechurch.org.uk for more information. St. Michael & All Angels Christmas Fair At Anthony Hall, Aston Clinton on Saturday 3 December 11am –3pm. Various stalls including plants, cakes, Christmas gifts, raffle & tombola. Lunches will also be served. Christmas Lights Switch On Wendover’s annual Christmas Lights Switch On takes place Wednesday 7 December. More details on pages 18 & 19. A Christmas Carol World’s End Garden Centre host Weston Turville based Ubiquitous Theatre Company this Christmas for an exciting new production of this timeless Dickens classic. Performances run from 8-10 and 15-17 December and start at 7:30pm. See ad front page.

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November 1916

Mr and Mrs Charles Rowland, of Wyvenho, Perry Road, on the loss of their son, Oliver Rowland, who has been killed in action. He was born in Hammersmith and his parents have resided in Wendover for about seven years, it being Mrs Rowland’s native place. Oliver, who had worked in London, was well known by the neighbours being often down for weekends. He was kind and thoughtful, a great comfort to his parents, with a bright and lively disposition. He was a fine specimen of English manhood, and was aged 27”.

On 13 November a Wendover man, Frederick Hampton Bignall of the 2nd Ox and Bucks, was killed at Beaumont Hamel during the final days of the Somme offensive. For many months it was unclear whether he was alive or dead. The Wendover Magazine of September 1917 reported: “The cheering news is to hand that F. Bignall is not dead, but wounded and a prisoner in a German detention camp. We hope this is true and eagerly await more particulars”. The photograph of Frederick Bignall on this page was printed in the December 1918 Magazine. Even at that date no confirmation as to his death had been received.

Despite the background of death and war, life in Wendover continued as near normal as possible. Eggs were being sold at 4d each and the price of bread increased to 10d for a 4lb loaf. The circulation of the Wendover Magazine reached 450 copies. An unfortunate accident happened when the milkman’s horse took fright and bolted down the High Street. Sadly the horse broke its fetlock and had to be destroyed.

On the Western Front two great battles – at Verdun and on the Somme – ground to a halt. Neither side could claim a victory. In total there were 700,000 casualties at Verdun and 1.1 million casualties on the Somme. In Italy the ninth battle of the Isonzo was launched against the Austro-Hungarians. German aeroplanes and ships bombarded Britain. In America Woodrow Wilson was elected President of the United States on the promise of keeping America out of the war.

Another Wendover soldier, Oliver Rowland of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, was killed on 5 November. The Bucks Herald printed a tribute: “Much sympathy will be extended to

A report of the Petty Sessions on 4 November read: “Wm. Deering of Wendover was summoned under the Poaching Prevention Act for having two rabbits in his possession”. PC Chivers said that “at 8am on November 1st in Ellesborough Road, while in the company of PC Dillow, he saw the defendant on the highway carrying a fish basket which appeared bulky. When asked what he had in the basket, Deering replied “mushrooms”. PC Chivers told Deering that he suspected him of coming from land where he had been unlawfully in search of game. PC Chivers searched Deering and found two rabbits and a “prep” used for setting a snare. Chivers took possession of this and also the two rabbits which Deering claimed he had just picked up. Deering was found guilty and fined 20s or, in default, 14 days imprisonment.

At the same Petty Sessions Mr Fred Cox was summoned for using threatening language likely to cause a breach of the peace. The dispute arose when Sergt Major Mills put Cox’s coffee stall out of bounds to the military. Mr Cox shouted at Sergt Major Mills: “I’ll get my own back with you if I have to wait 20 years”. Later in the day, when Sergt Major Mills passed the coffee shop, Mr Cox shouted: “These are the boys you have done out of a meal, you dirty tyke, go on boys, shout after him”. Four boys began shouting at Sergt Major Mills. The Chairman of the Petty Sessions said that the conduct of Cox had been “very reprehensible and he must pay a fine of £1 or, in default, 14 days imprisonment”. Mike Senior & Val Moir If you have any family reminiscences or relevant photos you would like to share, please contact Wendover News as shown below and on the front page.

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The Scooter Group held its final meeting of are ongoing with AVDC’s conservation 2016 on 4 October due to cold and damp department and the Trustees expect both weather. The next meeting will be 2 May 2017. planning and listed building applications to be made within the next month. Wendover Mobility Scooter Group/Scooter Friends: Would you like to share a chat The rents received from the Trust’s and have a cuppa too with others who use properties are used for the upkeep of its ‘scooters’ and sometimes may feel ‘blue’? properties and for the benefit of the people We’ll meet at ‘The Coffee Drop In’, it’s easy to and organisations of Wendover - see the get through the door and find a welcome and Trust’s website: www.wendovertrust.org. share your point of view. So why not come Lionel Abel-Smith established this Trust in and join us, help one another as we may and 1977. Since then, the Trust has been able show the world around us we’re here to fight to give over £1.5 million to individuals and another day. 1st Tuesday each month, 10- organisations in Wendover. 11am at Wendover Christian Centre.

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Readers may already be aware of the unexpected intrusions by HS2 Ltd at Fairford Leys in October. Here are some extracts from the 51m website posted on 10 October: Back in January Aylesbury MP, David Lidington, slammed the ‘consistently poor and incompetent engagement from HS2 Ltd’ while addressing fellow MPs in Westminster. He was appearing in front of the HS2 select committee. At the time he said: “I started by talking about the consistently poor and incompetent engagement from HS2 Ltd with the thousands of constituents whose lives have been affected by the line. It will come as no surprise to local people that I described this process as shambolic and frustrating.” If Mr Lidington had thought that his criticism would have produced a change in approach from HS2 Ltd, events of last week suggested little had changed. At Fairford Leys in Aylesbury, HS2 Ltd contractors arrived to start work near to the old Hartwell House. They ripped up a hedge to make an access point for a lorry full of equipment to drive into the field. There was some doubt regarding whether permission had yet been granted for this to take place. There was also uncertainty as to whether residents had been notified beforehand. A spokesperson for HS2 Ltd claimed letters were hand-delivered to around 150 homes to explain the work and how it would affect roads. But judging by the shock on the part of those living nearby, there was little evidence that prior notice had been given. The incident represents

another sorry chapter in the organisation’s dealings with those affected by the highspeed line. It is difficult to discern any improvement since the local MP’s scathing words at the beginning of the year. It also comes days after the publication of the HS2 Residents’ Commissioner’s fifth report into communication activities. Clearly, the Commissioner, Deborah Fazan, has her work cut out to change an organisation where community engagement appears to be no more than a box ticking exercise. Those whose lives will be devastated by HS2, will expect a marked improvement in this vital aspect of the scheme by the time Ms Fazan publishes her next report. Robert Duggan, chair of Wendover Parish Council, wrote to the Community Engagement Officer, Charlotte Hewes, for reassurance that no such incident would occur in Wendover. Here is the reply: Please be assured that HS2 is taking this incident very seriously and we are currently carrying out a ‘lessons learned’ review to try and prevent these types of issues occurring in the future. We have an internal Ground Investigations framework which helps govern our communications and engagement to communities and we are looking at how we can improve the implementation of this in certain complex situations. To date we have carried out various packages of Ground Investigation work along the proposed route of the line, where communities have been successfully notified in line with the framework, and works have been carried out without incident. In this particular case, 150 letters went out to residents in the immediate vicinity of the

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works. These were delivered by-hand, but ideally we would have been able to provide notification at an earlier stage. HS2 is committed to improving the quality of its engagement, and we will continue to learn lessons from occasions where things haven’t gone to plan, and try to make sure that new methods of working are put in place and followed. Editor: Wendover News has since learnt that the 150 letters were erroneously sent to a part of Fairford Leys not affected by these groundworks. The residents affected only found out when the contractors arrived. Landowner Bob Lewis replied to this email: Allow me to point out that HS2 Ltd had not learned lessons from the past. As you know, because I gave you the reference after you joined the Staff of HS2 Ltd, I had an incident in March 2016 of Trespass. Contractors on behalf of HS2 Ltd trespassed on to our land, and marked up a GI site. At first, the Management of HS2 Ltd even tried to deny that it was they who had trespassed! That led to a formal complaint from myself, and eventually to a hand-wringing apology from your former CEO. He stated that the incident in my case showed up flawed procedures, which had led the Management of HS2 Ltd to introduce a new system. Words are very cheap, are they not? Clearly no lessons have been learned since March, by the Management of HS2 Ltd. The CEO (in March) has departed the scene, and the rest of you carry on in exactly the same way.

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To save time, there will be a joint introduction to Wendover with a short video prepared by Wendover Parish Council at the start of the Wendover Society presentation. The Wendover Society will then go on to present their case for the promoters to consider its merits. The Parish Councils will go on to present other impacts on Wendover and alternative mitigation actions if the mined tunnel review is not taken forward. Wendover HS2 are assisting us on two topics – visual blight and hydrogeology. Their support is much appreciated and adds to the good work the Parish Councils have been undertaking. We also We hope that David Lidington will be able to expect to cover other topics such as noise, traffic, deliver the wrap up for us, subject to timing. We community impacts, and local economy impacts. believe this will make our case stronger. Let’s We will ask the committee to require HS2 Ltd to hope we get a fair hearing and achieve something improve their community engagement and talk for Wendover. Brian Thompson meaningfully to people. HS2 Ltd are not good at

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Wednesday 7 December, 4pm - 7pm, Manor Waste Wendover Parish Council is once again organising a Christmas Celebration event on the first Wednesday in December. This is an opportunity for everyone to get into the mood as Father Christmas will be in his grotto on the Manor Waste from 4pm. Once again he is bringing his reindeer, see ad opposite. Local retailers will be supporting the event by staying open late to give you an opportunity for some Christmas Shopping and to pop into shops you don’t usually frequent. There will be Gift Stalls on the Manor Waste. Many shops will offer mince pies and hot drinks including spiced apple juice and mulled wine. Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop is putting on a special tombola (see ad page 5). The winner of the Best Dressed Window Competition will be revealed. Wendover Parish Council is delighted that Aladdin played by Danny Colligan, pictured right, will turn on the lights. Waterside Panto tickets from http://www. atgtickets.com/pantomimes/aylesbury/

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Wendover 2016 Christmas Celebration Event Wednesday 7th December 4pm – 7pm

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Special visit from Santa & his Reindeer Most High Street retailers will also be open until 7pm for late night shopping This event is organised by Wendover Parish Council and the money raised will be donated to Wendover Youth Centre as this year’s charity. Many thanks to Harpenden Building Society for generously sponsoring our lovely Manor Waste Christmas tree.

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November gives plenty of opportunities for buying Christmas Cards and gifts as demonstrated in the Events section, including on Saturday 5 November the Wendover Evening WI Autumn Fayre in Wendover Library and the Save the Children sale in Witchell, as well as an Autumn Bazaar in Stewart Hall, see page 3. At the end of the month we have the Wendover Art Club Exhibition, Town Farm Art Show in Cheddington and St Dunstan’s Advent Fair to look forward to on Saturday 26 November, see page 7.

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Moving forward, Saturday 3 December will be busy with Wendover Free Church displaying cribs made by local organisations and individuals in Wendover Christian Centre, see page 8. St Mary the Virgin in Weston Turville has a Grand Christmas and Craft Fayre, see ad page 5, while St Michael and All Angels Aston Clinton has a Christmas Fair, see page 8, and in the evening Wendover Choral performs “Christmas in Venice”, see ad page 6.

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Christmas Preparations No2 Pound Street promotes British foods, see ad page 18 and invites you to a Christmas Shopping & Tasting Night on Wednesday 30 November, from 6pm. Free entry to all: loads of Festive goodies available to taste, so that you can choose the perfect presents for family, friends, colleagues or clients, also lots of great wines to try so that you can make sure you only drink the good stuff this year; from fantastic Fizz to sumptuous stickies and all things in-between. Yum! There will be lots of examples of Hampers of all sizes and our eager Elves will be on hand to create the bespoke packages that suit every taste and budget. To help things along, they’ll be offering a very handy 10% discount on all orders placed, and paid for, on the night. Buckmoorend Farm shop sells their own pork, beef and lamb, and are involved in the entire chain, from farm to fork. To complement this, they work with other small, local producers who share their passion for good quality food, see ad page 18.

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security, including on your mobile phone. •Ensure you have the latest operating system. •Edit your privacy settings on social media and make sure only your friends can see your updates and information. September 2016 saw the launch of #ProtectYourWorld – a stay safe online cyber crime campaign by Thames Valley Police to raise awareness and encourage everyone to take simple steps to protect themselves.

Cyber Crime has risen significantly in recent years and anyone can become a target. Latest figures estimate nearly six million fraud and cyber crimes are committed a year, with one in 10 people falling victim. It is important that you never feel embarrassed to report it if you believe you have been a Statistics suggest that fraud is the most common victim of cyber crime: type of crime and around 70% of this is online•Online fraud - Action Fraud call 0300 123 204 related. However, it is thought that 80% of or www.actionfraud.police.uk or cases could be avoided if people took simple •Other online crime (including bullying/ steps to protect themselves while online: harassment) – report to police on 101. •Use a strong password to keep your details safe. This should contain upper and lower For more information, see www. thamesvalley.police.uk/cybercrime or Get case letters, numbers and symbols. •Never give your personal details out online. Safe Online www.getsafeonline.org. Inspector Chris Young, Banks and companies will never ask for Rural NHPT, Aylesbury Vale sensitive information via email or phone.

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John Colet School joined in by ‘Going Blue for Ollie’ on Friday 14 October, however this was just the start of the fundraising for their Year 8 student Ollie Gardiner. The school’s fundraising started earlier in the week with a bake sale, which raised £137.45 and the sale of blue Ollie wristbands, all of which sold out, by school council which raised £719.82. Sales will continue once more stock is available.

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community, staff and students wore blue on Friday and raised £1209.57 plus running a stall selling Halloween goodies. The total on Friday lunchtime was £2099; however events are continuing throughout October and into November, ensuring this amount will increase.

Head Teacher Christine McLintock said: “You only have to meet Ollie to understand how special he is and why everyone at John Colet has so enthusiastically joined in a variety of fundraising events for him. The numerous activities have been organised by students from across the school. Every single person at the school wants to do what they can to support their fellow student.”

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RAF Halton Revolting and Beastly Roald Dahl Day ‘Storybook During September each year, people around the world join together to celebrate one of the world’s literary geniuses, Roald Dahl, on the day of his birth. Dahl was named one of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945 by The Times in 2008, and to date his books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide. This year marks what would have been his 100th birthday and the Royal Air Forces Association was pleased to play a part in the milestone celebrations.

As one of the Royal Air Force’s most famous veterans, Dahl has remained a muchcherished member of the RAF family long after his passing, just as his works continue to have a profound impact on the imaginations of millions of children. Therefore, the Association decided there was no better tribute than to use the Storybook Wings initiative to help parents introduce Dahl’s vivid fantasies and legendary storytelling to a new generation.

Wings: Roald Dahl 100’ offered parents the opportunity to record a heartfelt reading of some of Dahl’s most memorable children’s literature, while also giving their children a unique and deeply personal keepsake. All serving RAF parents were invited to record a Revolting Rhyme or Dirty Beasts poem at their local HIVE, which would then be shared with their children. While the Roald Dahl 100 celebration has now drawn to a close, the regular Storybook Wings programme remains available to those parents who will be away from home due to work, helping to keep families together despite the distances imposed by training courses, work patterns or overseas deployments. The scheme is just one of the ways the Association offers support to serving personnel and members of the 1.5 million strong RAF family.

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Each year we hold two Exhibitions where we are able to show off our work and maybe sell a piece. We ask those who come to vote for the painting they liked best, just as a bit of fun. It’s interesting to see who wins and the winner’s painting has the honour of appearing on the advertising poster for the next exhibition. As well as the originals, there are prints and cards available, but there is no pressure to buy and entrance is free. The next is 26-27 November from 10 am till 4.30 pm in the Library Room in Wendover. We’d love to see you, so do pop in and have a look round.

The club’s senior teams struggled through much of the recent season, although the 1st XI came a creditable 6th (of 10) in the top division of the Mid Bucks League, whilst the 2nd XI were 8th of 8 in the 3rd Division. Senior Awards for the season were recently presented by Club Chairman Jeremy Nicholson for/to: Batting – George Robinson, who also scooped the main Bowling & Fielding Cups; the Silver Bail went to 2 Andy’s - Holmes for a stunning catch to give Capjon his first hattrick ever in a 30+ year career; 1st XI Batsman & All-Rounder – Andy Holmes

We’re a friendly group of people who get together on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 7.30pm in the Library Room in Wendover, and this year we’re celebrating 60 years of continuous meetings. We’re not all artists or experts, although some do produce lovely work, but it’s really a chance to meet with like-minded people and enjoy a demonstration, a talk or to have a coffee and biscuit and practice ourselves.

Wendover Cricket Club are gearing up for their long-running annual fundraising auction on Saturday 19 November (see ad page 4). It raises valuable funds for the club as well as being a fun day out and all are welcome. Viewing is from 10.30 and bidding starts at 11.30, usually ending around 4.30 p.m. There are no buyer’s premiums to pay, but payment must be by cash or cheque with a debit card.

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Halton Military Wives Choir

Members of RAF Halton Military Wives Choir were lucky enough to be involved in a recording opportunity recently. 14 ladies travelled to the home of the RAF Central Band at RAF Northolt to join forces with members of other Military Wives Choirs from North London, Benson, Defence Academy and Odiham to record two tracks for the upcoming ‘Home For Christmas’ Album which is due to be released this month. Ably directed by the charismatic Hilary Davan Wetton, the album features a number of new carol arrangements that have been crafted especially for the Military Wives Choirs. The album release is due to coincide with the beginning of a national cathedral tour that is



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Club Corner Dr Pippa Moreton will lead a two mile level stroll suitable for all adults - please book online at bbowt.org.uk/whats-on. And there’s a work party on Bacombe Hill on Thursday 24 November - contact the volunteer warden steve_keene@btinternet.com. Thank you to all who supported the local Wildlife Trust at our recent Plant Market, helping to raise nearly £1000 for nature conservation.

Wendover Sparrowhawks

The Wendover Sparrowhawks would like to thank Grass Roots for their generous sponsorship for the second year running. Last year’s donation was used to purchase jackets and this year’s will be used for matching trousers for training in the cold winter months.

and hope for a strong season. Under the leadership of their coach Molly Wilkinson and with some new players the team continue to compete in the Aylesbury District League and train every Thursday at 6.30pm - 7.45pm on the tennis courts next to The Hub in Aston Clinton. Your first session is free! We hope to see you there.

Falling into Autumn

As we plunge into Autumn, the Wendover Football Club 1st team are remaining strong in the Berks & Bucks Cup after reaching the fourth round for the first time in many years.

In October the club held its first ever Charity Quiz Night which saw us raise over £150 for the Chilterns MS Centre. After the success of Back on court, the Sparrowhawks have well this event, we hope to hold more over the and truly kicked off their second league remaining season. campaign with one decisive victory and one This month’s player of the month is Gary Howe. very close loss. Boosted by their success Gary is a long-serving player and a popular over the summer with their winning selfie personality at the club. He is a leader on the in England Netball’s Big Summer of Netball pitch and a clown off it. Gary is also our newest Competition, they continue to forge ahead committee member for the 2016/17 season.

As we head into winter, our committee continues to work hard behind the scenes to build a club which Wendover can be proud of.

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We’ve been invited by both Brackley MM and Headington Quarry MM to attend their Ales on 19 November. We really enjoy Brackley’s Ales, but for a change we’re going to Headington as we have been invited by one of our former members, the Rev. Leonard Pepper, former vicar of St Mary’s in Aylesbury. We’re also aiming to get to the Tring Together Festival on 25 November. Should you want a Morris Side for a particular event, then now is the time to contact us as the new programme for 2017 is already well underway. Our evening practices every Tuesday 8:15 till 10 p.m. in Wilstone Village Hall are now back on track, so if you ever thought about learning The Morris, now is the time to give it a go. Just turn up or contact us via the website listed below. John King. www.whitchurchmorris.org.uk

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Remembering Red November

Wendover has reached out to the bereaved in the community to help remember their loved ones at a Memorial Service which always takes place on the first Sunday in November. Anyone known to the churches who has been bereaved in the past year is invited to the service where the names of loved ones are read out. If you would like a name to be included at this service, please make sure you have contacted Churches Together in Wendover through the office in JUST, 11 High Street, 01296 623123, info@stmaryswendover.org.uk by Monday 31 October. There is no time limit on bereavement, so if the loss occurred more than a year ago, the name(s) will still be included.

Community Library where everyone will be able to see and enjoy it for years to come. All those associated with the making of the Wallhanging have been invited to a short ceremony at 4pm on Friday 11 November, the anniversay of Armistice Day. Unfortunately, some of the pupil stitchers of John Hampden and Wendover CofE Junior Schools have not been traced. If your child sewed a poppy (see front page) and has not received an invitation, please ask at the Library. Each stitcher will be given a booklet explaining all about the wallhanging and there will be others for sale at the minimal cost of £1. All proceeds will be given to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Last year, 2015, the Wendover Remembers Wallhanging was part of the Remembrance Parade, then toured all the places CTiW Memorial Service associated with its making. It has now Sunday 6 November, 3pm, St Mary’s For decades now, Churches Together in reached its final resting place in Wendover

Wendover Youth Centre has prepared a short video showing how young Wendoverschooled teenagers in 2016 relate to World War One. All are welcome to see this during the Explore Service at 10.30am.

The Churches in Wendover will be illuminated in red during November to remember the many people who are suffering terrible persecution worldwide. St Anne’s Church is in Aylesbury Road, HP22 6JG and will be illuminated from Tuesday 1 November. St Mary’s, Church Lane, HP22 6NL, will turn its illumination to red as the last part of the Memorial Service on Sunday 6 November, (see pages 1 & 3). There will be a vigil for persecuted people in St Anne’s Church at 7.00pm on Friday 11 November. On the evening of #RedWednesday, 23rd November 2016, Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral, will light up their iconic facades in red, so will the Wendover Churches, for the last time, in anticipation of the presentation of the ACN report to parliament on 24 November.

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On Tuesday afternoon (20 September) between about 4 and 5 we were driving through Wendover and a group of about 7 young boys, maybe 9 – 12 years of age were looking for Pokemon and crossing the road without looking by No. 2 Pound Street.

Friends of Wendover Health Centre London. The Guild of Nurses came into being

How lovely for our volunteers to receive such public thanks for our work (‘You Write’ September 2016). We do, indeed, deliver prescriptions for any Wendover Health Centre patient and provide transport to any medical appointment whether a mile from home or to local hospitals, Oxford, Reading or London! We Seconds later my husband turned into the are a charity relying solely on donations from Shoulder of Mutton and just missed two our clients. Extra funds are used at the Health of them. He wound down the window and Centre for the benefit of patients. said ‘take care lads’ and was given a not too pleasant response and ignored. Bookings can be made at our desk at WHC or by telephone (622702) on weekdays from We saw them cross the road without looking 9.00 – 11.30 and 2.00 – 4.30. on three occasions and two of them jumped down the bank from the Shoulder of Mutton We are always looking for new drivers so onto the Station approach and straight into if you would like to be part of our friendly the road there. It’s just an accident waiting team, ask for details at the desk or email us to happen so if any parents know that their at friendsofWHC@aol.com. children go Pokemon spotting after school Ann Jimson, Co-ordinator can they please instil in them to look and listen, the old way of crossing the road!! The Guild of Nurses Concerned of Wendover!! On 9 February 2016, approval was granted name and address supplied for the formation of a new guild in the City of

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I am writing to enquire what my fellow users feel about the level of satisfaction they receive from this outlet with particular reference to dispensing of prescriptions. I must declare an interest in that a Field Manager is currently reviewing this branch’s operations following a letter I wrote earlier this year and I await his report with interest. I suggested they carried out a customer survey and don’t know if they acted on this suggestion, but I have decided to carry out my own simple one with your help. I merely require you to email me via Wendover News (editor@wendovernews.co.uk) with a figure from 0-10 to indicate your degree of satisfaction: 0 being absolutely dreadful and 10 wonderful, could not be better. I will keep the list open for a fortnight from 29 October to 12 November. If you want to add your own comments, that would be fine, but I shall be sending a copy to the Main Board Director responsible for LP performance.

I will keep you advised of the reaction to and response of the company to the survey. Andrew MacVine

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We are extremely sorry that the service in this branch has suffered over the last few months and has been below the high standards that we set ourselves. I have followed up personally with the customer who has contacted me. We have had some recruitment issues but we now have a new pharmacy manager in place and are working hard to train a new team of people. We are always interested to hear feedback so that we can improve our service, address any issues or pass praise on to our colleagues. Should any customer have a specific matter that they would like us to look into they should get in touch with us by phone (0345 600 3565 - option 2), by post, email via our website or social media. Mohammed Umar Area manager, LloydsPharmacy

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Best Practice The Manor Waste Conservation that Aylesbury Vale have been lacking in wood/metal cladding. Frankly, the pavers their involvement in this process too. It are not acceptable anywhere! They are Area I have taken a little time to look into the advice, legal requirements and guidelines which inform decision-making regarding enhancements to Conservation Areas.

Historic England produced an excellent updated Advice Note in February of this year. This talks about appraisal and management of Conservation Areas by Local Authorities. The appraisal must consider threats to and opportunities for Conservation Areas and findings should be developed into a Management Plan. In 2011, Aylesbury Vale District Council produced an Appraisal of all their designated Conservation Areas and this included the Manor Waste. It is available on their website. Under Section 71 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 the Local Authority (Aylesbury Vale) has a duty to draw up and publish proposals for the preservation and enhancement of Conservation Areas. It is also a requirement that the Local Authority submits proposals to a Public Meeting. The Historic England Advice Note suggests there are major advantages, particularly in gaining public support, by encouraging owners, residents’ groups, amenity groups, business and community organisations to discuss the issues facing the Area and how these might be addressed. Management Plans, like Appraisals, which are drawn up without effective consultation are likely to be be misunderstood and ineffective. The Advice Note also states that: “Enhancement schemes can be achieved by sympathetic landscaping and planting, and the retention of features of local interest to maintain local character” and also that: “Proposals for conservation and enhancement will be most effective when all Departments within the Local Authority understand the significance of designation and work corporately to ensure that development decisions respect historic content”. I note that the Parish Council now feel that its proposals were not sufficiently open to public scrutiny but I would also argue 32

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is certainly not acceptable that changes have been made to the paving, seating and planting without a Management Plan being consulted upon or produced. It is also unacceptable that only construction plans seem to have been available and no alternative samples of heritage paving, design details, detailed artistic drawings of the finished area, or possible seating options and planting schemes were made available to the public. Were any options presented for comment and debate at a public consultation meeting? Of further concern is the statement contained in the Aylesbury Vale Appraisal of the Manor Waste: “The Manor Waste itself is paved in a variety of slabs, setts and cobbles and is attractive and well maintained”.

There is not a single adverse comment on the surface of the Manor Waste. There are comments on too much s i g n a g e , too many advertising A boards and too much clutter. The Appraisal recommends a street furniture and signage audit and a de-cluttering plan. In a Conservation Area, it is important to retain the character of the area. This is a fundamental aim of designating an area as a Conservation Area. It is not necessary to replace sound, attractive, paving if new paving is detrimental to the area and any problems regarding people traversing the area safely could easily have been resolved by the installation of wider paths constructed in a high quality heritage paver in keeping with the listed buildings and local construction materials. This would have been considerably cheaper and would have enhanced the Conservation Area. It is not necessary for Conservation Areas to be totally flat and urbanised and neither is it desirable. The pavers and the new seats are designed for an urban environment and are only suitable for use in a modern concrete and glass environment or with modern

definitely not acceptable in a Conservation Area surrounded by many historic and listed buildings, some dating from the 16th century.

As the Appraisal of the Manor Waste found nothing wrong with the slabs, setts and cobbles, why was such a draconian, expensive and ruinous scheme carried out? What landscape design consultants were used and what understanding and knowledge did they have of the Appraisal, advice from Historic England or the historic centre of Wendover? Where is the Management and De-Cluttering Plan for the Manor Waste? What happened to any form of effective consultation and involvement of local people and businesses? Not only did the people who designed and implemented this scheme have no concept of how to enhance a Conservation Area, they ignored all sound advice and have used totally inappropriate materials and landscaping furniture, none of which is recommended in the Historic England Advice Note. The Parish and District Councillors need to address, urgently, how this scheme can be rectified. They also need to establish a De-cluttering Plan and a Management Plan. They need, above all, to understand the concept of a Conservation Area, how to manage it, and provide a meaningful public consultation where they provide precise details, with alternatives, so people can express a view based on information which can be readily interpreted. It is also a good idea to include examples of enhancements to other Conservation Areas in other towns and villages to see what “best practice” looks like. We have been badly let down by people entrusted to be informed and diligent in their management of this Conservation Area. It is simply not good enough. Belinda Brackley Editor’s Note: This letter was received by Wendover News in September and the first meeting where it could be considered by the whole Parish Council was in early October. The receipt of this letter was acknowledged on the front page of the October print edition of Wendover News. Wendover News will be happy to publish a response when it is available.

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We now have a date to present our case for better mitigation to the House of Lords. Wednesday 2 November is the day when Wendover has a last chance to persuade Lord Walker and his Select Committee, of the merits of giving Wendover realistic mitigation to compensate for the loss of quietness, beauty of the AONB, the charm of Wendover and its value to the community. Whilst it might appear that we are nearing the end of the fight against HS2, there is still a long way to go as the long period of construction starts. White van syndrome is already in existence and when, recently, I was a marshal for the Rennie Grove three peaks Chiltern Challenge, my favourite view from the top of Bacombe Hill was wrecked by a field full of white vans that were parked in a compound in a field not far away. This is just the start of it! I wish all the petitioners, be they from organisations or individuals, the best of luck on 2nd November. Meanwhile the wheels of the Parish Council go round and round. Welcome to Jane Ellis who has been appointed to support Ella and Chloe.

resulting in a loss of input to parish affairs by Remembrance Councillors. There is the budget and precept Day Service so the more recent to be approved for next year and ongoing replacement projects. My thanks to fellow Councillors for plaques will their support and help through this difficult be used on the and busy period. We still have a vacancy Day. Advice is on the Parish Council and will need help being sought in undertaking all the projects that will be about cleaning and preserving the original coming out of our Parish Plan. inscriptions and checking spellings and other As I indicated last year this will be my last details to ensure they are correct. year as Chair of the Parish Council. A new Local Produce Market Chair will need to be elected next May. Seven years seems to be a reasonable stint – Manor Waste 9am to 1pm unfortunately a lot of time has been taken up Saturday 19 November with trying to hold together all community aspects relating to HS2. Its now time for Christmas Celebration Event someone else to take over the reins and I will The Christmas Celebration Event will take give that person all the support they need. place on Wednesday 7 December. The Robert Duggan Christmas Tree lights will be switched on at Chair of Wendover Parish Council 6pm by a star from Aladdin, the Pantomime at the Waterside Theatre this year. The Parish Council Meeting charity chosen to receive the money raised Monday 7 November 7.30pm from the event is Wendover Youth Centre. See advert page 19. Wendover Library Room

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The Reindeer, so well received last year, will This year’s Remembrance Day Parade will be here again and Santa’s Grotto will be open take place on the Manor Waste commencing from 4pm. The Winter Wonderland Carol as usual at 2.30 pm on Sunday 13 November. singers will join us, there will be Gift Stalls, Roast Chestnuts, BBQ, Hot Drinks and Food. As the original inscriptions on the Memorial Most shops will be having their late night Another disruptive influence of HS2 is the have become worn and indistinct we are in opening and don’t forget to look at the Best amount of time taken up fighting the cause, the process of obtaining new plaques which Dressed Window Competition. We would will list the names of the fallen of Wendover like to thank the Harpenden Building Society from the Great War and the Second World for generously sponsoring our lovely Manor War. They will not be ready for this year’s Waste Christmas Tree. Wendover Parish Council, The Clock Tower, High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU www.wendover-pc.gov.uk


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