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Paralympics If you don’t have tickets for the paralympic games, the Aylesbury Big Screen will be in Vale Park, HP20 1DX from 12noon to 5pm on Sunday 1 September. Wendover Celebrates Christmas Switch On, Wendover Chamber of Wednesday 5 December It’s difficult to move our minds forward to Christmas but now is the time. Last year everyone enjoyed the Lights Switch On by local celebrity Dolly Saville (the oldest barmaid in the country who has been at The Red Lion since 1940). Wendover Chamber of Trade and Commerce would now like to invite the people of Wendover to nominate a local celebrity to lead the Lights Switch On this year on Wednesday 5 December. Suggestions could include people who have served the community for a long time or perhaps Olympic Games Makers to celebrate this special year.

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Trade and Commerce is planning a Wendover Celebrates Christmas event including entertainment, singalong, and  Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop, Late Night Shopping until 8pm. 19, High St, Wendover HP22 6DX Stallholders selling food and drink have also been contacted. To nominate the Wendover News is delivered through local celebrity, participate in the the door to many local households. If entertainment or book a stall, email you do not receive one at home and would like to volunteer to deliver for us to your road, please contact the office (see above). Wendover News would like to thank all our willing volunteers.

To accompany the Lights

RAF Flypast date : Tuesdays 4 & 18 September at 1.30pm To celebrate the completion of training at RAF Halton we can expect a flypast (weather permitting).



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Mondays 13.30 Wendover Baby/Toddler Group 0-5yrs term time. Wendover Memorial Hall, details 709791 Mondays The Rotary Club of Wendover & District, see Mondays 19.30 -21.30 Bucks French Club, Holiday Inn, Weston Turville, except Bank holidays, details 07738 512664 Mondays New Kung Fu classes for kids and adults Call Mark on 07809 403208 St Anne’s Hall. See advert on page3 Peter Bird Garden Design Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fridays JAZZERCISE classes to suit you : 07900 987230 Tue & Wed19.30 Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell : details 624089 RHS Medal Winning Designer Tue & Thu Morning and Evening Adult, Teen & Children's Yoga Classes. 01296 623543, offering an individual and Tuesdays 8.30am onwards Not Just Coffee mornings, Wendover Christian Centre, all welcome creative design, construction Tuesdays 10.00 Simply Walk, meet at Wendover Clock Tower for easy walk approx 1 hour, details 01494 475367 and planting service Tuesdays 13.30-15.30 artsmart Drawing for Absolute Beginners, Wendy Lewis Studio, Wendover 01494 670372 Tuesdays 20.00 Wheelers & Dealers, Square Dance Club, Wendover Memorial Hall : 07731 776654 call Peter on 01296 622790 Tuesdays 20.00 IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall, or call 01296 612632 Wed’days 19.45 - 20.45 Salsa Dance Classes at Wendover Royal British Legion, Bookings: 07767 234532 Thursdays 19.00 Ballroom & Latin Dance Class / 20.00 : Dance, Wendover Memorial Hall, details 01442 865734 Chris G. Cycles Thursdays 19.45 Wendover Choral Society, St. Mary’s Church Wendover. New Term 8 Sept Details 01296 620450 Level 3 British Cycling Coach & Fridays 10.00 Churches together in Wendover Noah’s Ark Parent & Toddler Group, Wendover Christian Centre Qualified Bike Mechanic SEPTEMBER Coaching for Competition or Leisure Sat 01 17.00 >> Live Music Garden Party at Shoulder of Mutton, in aid of Iain Rennie—see page 3 All Ages & Skill Levels Sun 02 Walk an Arm’s Length Sponsored Walk as you Wend-Over to Tring, for details see article on page 3 07967 978 659 or 01296 622763 Sun 02 14.00-16.30 Kimble & Ellesborough Autumn Show - vegetables, fruit, flowers, Teas, Stewart Hall. p3 Mon 03 19.30 Wendover Parish Council Meeting held in Wendover Library Room. All welcome Tue 04 12.00-13.30 Justice & Peace Lunch: Home made soup. Suggested donation £3.00. W. Christian Centre Tue 04 Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Soc. Meeting John Negus on Spring flowering bulbs, Stewart Hall Paul Levett Carpets Wed 05 10.00 Wendover U3A, Forty Years Catching Smugglers, Malcolm Nelson, St Mary’s Church, Wendover Thu 06 19.00 Wendover Library Reading Group : For details call 07979 855047 All makes of carpet & vinyl Fri 07/Sat08 19.45 Wendover Theatre Society presents Two One-Act plays. W. Memorial Hall, see page 4 Personally supplied and fitted Sat 08 10.00-16.00 OPEN DAY at Core Strength Gym - see large display advert on page 3 Free Estimates / Huge sample range Sat 08 14.00-17.00 Autumn Fayre at St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville, for all enquiries 01296 612303 Sun 09 10.00-16.00 Halton House Open Day — see editorial feature on page 4. 25 Years Experience 01296 689179 or 07976204433 Sun 09 11-5.00 Halton Village Fete with Vintage buses running between the fete and RAF Halton House Sun 09 19.00 Halton Charity Concert for Chilterns MS Centre– Laurie Holloway & Trio. Details 07885 619854 COPY DATE FOR next edition of WENDOVER NEWS MONDAY 10 September Experienced, kind, caring Mon 10 13.30 Final Wendover History Walk, Tickets £7.00 in advance from Clock Tower: includes tea and cake LADY available for work in Tue 11 20.00 Chiltern Humanists ‘Believing B*llsh*t’, Wendover Library Room, see editorial on page 4 Wendover and surrounding Wed 12 19.00 Grandparents Association Support Group, Holiday Inn W. Turville Call 01296 582614 Thu 13 13.00-15.00 Visit to the Hearing Dogs Centre with Carers Bucks in W. Library Room See page 4 for details areas as: Thu 13 19.45 Wendover Evening WI, My role as an Auctioneer, Stephen Hearn St Anne’s Hall, 01296 582318 Companion/Carer/Home Thu 13 20.00 Chiltern Writers: Nature, ecology and conservation writing: Hugh Warwick, Wendover Library Room Sat 15 09.00-13.00 Local Produce Market : Manor Waste, Wendover help including shopping, Sat 15 09.00-13.00 Family Fun on the Manor Waste with free activities, and local project information, page 5 cooking and dog walking Sat 15 10.00-16.00 OPEN DAY at Core Strength Gym - see large display advert on page 3 Sun 16 10.00 for 11.00 Memory Walk in Wendover Woods, 01296 331722 CRB Checked Thu 20 9.00-15.00 (Trade 8.00am) Legacy Fairs, Antiques & Collectors Market, Wendover Memorial hall Excellent checkable refs. Thu 20 14.30 Wendover Hort Soc. Meeting:Farnham Common, Farnham Royal & Hedgerley: Jean Hall, Library Rm. Thu 20 20.00 Aylesbury Centre of National Trust: Libraries of National Trust, Mark Purcell. Broughton Jnr School Contact Gillian to discuss Sat 22 19.30 Concert: Freeth Duo, Elizabeth Stahlmann, Sophie Dolman, at St Mary the Virgin WT, see pg 6 your requirements Wed 26 10.15 - 12.15 New Beginners Drawing & Watercolour course, Loft studio & Gallery, see advert on page 3 Sat 29 11.00-16.00 Rotary Craft Fair, St Anne’s Hall, opposite the Health Centre, Wendover, see page 7 07974 212862 Sat 29 19.30 High Wycombe Orpheus Male Voice Choir in concert. See editorial on page 7

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LEGACY FAIRS Antiques & Collectors Market

Shoulder of Mutton Garden Party Saturday 1 September from 5pm Fundraising for Iain Rennie Grove House with Kings Farm Hog Roast, Chiltern Brewery ales / raffle / face painting and live music.

Walk an Arm’s Length Sunday 2 September, starts 9.30am Congratulations to Charlie Hill of Tring School who won a competition to design a poster to promote Wendover Arm Trust‘s WALK AN ARM’S LENGTH, from Wendover to Tring. To register for this fundraising event go to RAF Halton's "Tail-end heroes" will make sure that no-one is lost and the canal path returns to normal before parading into Wendover Arm Trust's Charity Hub at Bulbourne Junction.

Florence Nightingale Superheroes

9am-3pm (Trade 8.00am) On Tuesday 4 September, the Charity’s Entrance by donation to Charity popular Hospice Shop on Wendover High Street will be hosting event registration for Wendover Memorial Hall Aylesbury Superhero 2012 – a 5k fun run, CONCERT jog, walk or crawl in Hospice Care Week, and St Mary the Virgin, W/Turville will be enticing super sleuths to take part in a 22nd September, 7.30 fantastic Wendover Window Superhero SaturdayThe Freeth Duo Treasure Hunt competition, which will see Elizabeth Stahlmann, violin and potential superheroes taking on the challenge Sophie Dolman, piano. Tickets £10, at door or Clocktower of finding the Florence Nightingale Hospice Enquiries 424982 U18 free Charity’s Superhero mascot in the window of local businesses in Wendover. NEW beginners drawing and water colour

All correctly completed challenges will be put into a prize draw with the winner receiving a Superhero stash of goodies including FREE family entry to Go Ape in Wendover Woods. Completed forms to the shop by Saturday 28 September and the winner will be announced KEHS Autumn Show on Tuesday 9 October in the Florence Sun 2 Sep 2 - 4 30 pm Stewart Hall Displays include vegetables, fruit, flowers Nightingale Hospice Charity Wendover shop. expertly grown dahlias and chrysanthemums, Full article on and floral art. Delicious home made teas.

Wharf Cafe Reopens 10 September

New bins, Tuesday 4 September For full details of the new bins, starting on Tuesday 4 September, go to http:// with downloadable leaflets. Wendover Library can help if you don’t have access to a computer.

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Thank you for all your support at Wharf Cafe before the summer holiday. We re-open at 8:45am on Monday 10 September and will be testing afternoon opening 2.45-4pm. If you’d like to volunteer to help please contact: June on 07943727639 or or Emma on 07747442375 or

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Chiltern Humanists ‘Believing B*llsh*t’ Tue 11 September, 8pm W Library Room For the start of our Autumn series of meetings, Professor Stephen Law will be talking about his latest book sub-titled ‘How Not to Get Sucked into an Intellectual Black Hole.’ With clear and honest critique, his Halton Village Fete & Halton House book helps immunise us against the wiles of cultists, religious and political zealots, Sunday 9 Sept 11am-5pm The fete is held in the gardens of Lower Farm conspiracy theorists, promoters of alternative and Tree Tops with live music throughout the medicines, and proponents of other crackpot day including the RAF Apprentice theories by setting out the tricks of the trade. Band. Parking will be at the RAF Pavilion with vintage buses running between the Everyone is welcome at our meetings. Pavilion, the Fete and Halton House. This Please visit year there is a classic car rally in the field opposite. £2 entrance per adult /£1 per child/ Carers Bucks Visit £5 family ticket includes free rides on the Thursday 13 Sep from 1.00 – 3.00pm. miniature steam train. A coach will take All are welcome to join us for a tour around visitors to see the station’s Trenchard the Hearing Dogs Centre which will be Museum. NB: Halton House has very limited followed by tea and coffee and a chance to disabled access and has no disabled toilets. chat about your caring role. Booking is required for this visit, please phone 0300 Halton Charity Concert, Tree Tops 777 2722 if you would like to go. Sun 9 Sep, 7.00 – 9.30pm Halton Village. If you are a family carer and would like to Jazz pianist Laurie Holloway & his Trio are come along to the group you will be sure of a performing with some of his students from friendly welcome. If you require more Holloway/Montgomery Trust. For tickets of information please contact: Carers Bucks, £10 call Grace on 07885 619854 or go on to Ardenham Court, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, or from the Clock HP19 8HT or on the above telephone Tower. There will be hot Chicken Curry and number. Beef Chilli with Rice and Crusty Bread for £7.50/head and a beer and wine tent. Friday 7 & Saturday 8 September Supper theatre evening with Licensed bar. Bring your own supper while watching two one act plays: Ghosts of Bedlam and The Fat Lady Sings in Little Grimley. 01296 696759

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Events Wendover Decides exhibition Saturday 15 September, Manor Waste, 9am-1pm During the Local Produce Market on the Manor Waste on Saturday 15 September, Wendover Local Area Forum is mounting an exhibition giving more details about the four out of six projects to be chosen through the Wendover Decides process. Voting sheets and ballot box are also available in Budgens or online at

Memory Walk for Alzheimer’s September 16, 10.00 am for 11.00 start Wendover Woods Alzheimer’s Society is calling on local residents to sign up for the charity’s annual fundraising event. The money raised will help support people with dementia and carers in this area. A ‘Memory Tree’ at the event will give walkers the opportunity to write down the reasons they are walking or who they are walking for. Staff and volunteers will be supporting the walk. To register visit wendover or by calling the local office on 01296-331722

Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge Sunday 16 September All routes start at Princes Risborough and walkers climb Whiteleaf Cross and Coombe Hill before reaching the 5 mile point at Wendover where they can rest and buy delicious burgers from the BBQ. Thanks to a dedicated Arriva bus service, 5 mile walkers can catch the official event bus back to their cars while 9 mile walkers are bussed to Tring Station to resume their walk and 18 mile walkers continue on foot! The buses are back later to transport walkers back from Ivinghoe Beacon to their cars in Risborough. Sign up online at or call 01442 820739 to register. Also

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Harvest Thanksgiving Sunday 23 September Despite this year’s strange spring and summer weather, crops have grown and are being harvested and we can be thankful for the assurance of food and other resources which sustain our lives.

You are invited to share the season of thanksgiving by joining one of the church services on Sunday 23 September (at 9.15am with St Anne’s Roman Catholic Church, 10.30am with St Mary’s C of E Church, or at 11am with Wendover Free In this concert the Freeth Duo are offering a Church which shares St Anne’s building). wide variety of music from Brahms (Sonata in D minor), Dohnayni (Sonata in C sharp There will be time to express our gratitude for minor), Mozart (Sonata in E minor), Kodaly what God has provided, but also opportunity (adagio) and Malcolm Arnold (5 pieces - opus to share with those who do not have the 84). This promises to be a fine and enjoyable abundance we enjoy. Gifts of packaged food concert towards the funds of St Mary the can be brought to the services to be sent to Virgin, Weston Turville and your support Aylesbury Women’s Refuge and gifts of would be appreciated. money will be sent to various charities working abroad to relieve hunger. Enquiries: Roger Fellows 01296 424982.

News from Wendover Health Centre 01296 623452 Opening Hours We will close at 1pm on Thursday 20 September 2012 for staff training otherwise our normal opening hours will apply. For full details please see our website Prevention of heart disease Many people are concerned about reducing their risk of developing heart disease as they get older. There a few lifestyle choices that can make an immense difference. Smoking. Giving up smoking is the single most effective change as it reduces the risk of heart disease by between a third and a half. We offer smoking cessation clinics for those who want to quit – please ask at Reception. Diet. Reduce the intake of fatty foods especially red meat and dairy products. Keep salt intake down. Eat at least five portions of fresh vegetables and fruit per day.

Obesity. An effective way to lose weight is through joining a commercial weight loss programme. You may be eligible for a subsidised subscription to join such a programme – discuss with a practice nurse or GP.

test for diabetes and check kidney function. The result is used to help estimate a person’s overall risk of heart disease in the next 10 years. Those at high risk (greater than 1 in 5 chance of heart attack or stroke in 10 years) are offered drug treatment to help reduce Exercise. To make a difference you cholesterol. should do at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise five times per week. If you want to book a cholesterol test please ask at Reception, however, High blood pressure increases the risk please understand that we are not in a of heart disease and stroke. If your position to offer regular repeat blood pressure has not been checked in cholesterol testing. the last five years please make an appointment to see a practice nurse for We do not recommend aspirin for this, or check it at a local pharmacy. general use for the prevention of heart disease because the risks of internal High cholesterol. Cholesterol is a type bleeding outweigh the benefits. of fat that is made in the liver. While we need some cholesterol to keep healthy, A useful source of information on heart high levels increase the risk of heart disease including a lifestyle check can disease. We offer all those aged be found on the British Heart between 40 and 75 a blood test to Foundation website ( check their cholesterol level and a full lipid profile. At the same time we usually

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Tue 25 Sept, 7.30pm Baptist Ch Gt. Miss Traditionally this is the time of year when new learning opportunities might tempt you to broaden your knowledge and horizons. The local WEA offers exciting courses for all ages and interests. Jeremy Neville`s music course comprises 8 sessions based on Music and Shakespeare, which will include examples both familiar and unexpected.

Sat 29 September, St Anne’s Hall 11-4 The Rotary Club of Wendover and District's annual Craft Fair will be held at St Anne's Hall, Aylesbury Road, Wendover. Funds raised are in aid of the Alzheimer's Society and Wendover Rotary's work in support of charities in the local community and beyond. This is an ideal opportunity to start your Christmas shopping early. Many and varied stalls with great ideas for those 'difficult' gifts. There will be cake stalls and refreshments so do come along and visit. One of the new stalls will be gerlindenaturals, a new 100% natural skincare range made by Lin Seeley, until recently the highly respected manager of the Wendover High Street Florence Nightingale Charity Shop. Charities featured include Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity and Action Medical Research.

For details about this and any other WEA courses please visit the WEA website, or contact David Wightman on 01494 863549.

Thame Food Festival Saturday 29 September The festival will take place in the centre of the historic and beautiful market town of Thame from 9.00am onwards in an expanded area closed to traffic. There will be up to 100 stallholders, with mouth-watering take-away food, a ‘Pop-up-Pub’ and a cookery theatre for food demos by our amazing line-up of celebrity chefs. Raymond Blanc will be signing copies of his cookery books at the ‘Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons’ stall. Live entertainment will feature a concert band, a live music marquee and a tombola stall. This is a wonderful regional celebration of artisan local food and drink produce and great local food retailers. Details:

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Wycombe Orpheus Male Voice Choir Sat 29 Sept 7.30pm St Mary’s Church This month Wendover music lovers will have the rare opportunity to hear the Wycombe Orpheus Male Voice Choir in concert with Young Guest Artistes at St Mary’s Church, Wendover. The proceeds are in aid of St Mary’s Refurbishment Fund. Tickets of £10 include a glass of wine or soft drink and are available from @stmarys shop, or Wendover Clock Tower or from Gill Andrews, tel. 01296 622000.

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Finally Mimi’s Mission Quilt I am a Wendover mum with 3 young children who has been running a thriving sewing and quilting group called Wendover MakeClub We are originally a group of mums from the John Hampden school, but growing to include some very hip Grannies too, and share a love of making things in a traditional way. We love to sew, knit and make quilts. We sew together in traditional Quilting Bees where each member makes a part of the quilt. We make quilts for each other, for families who we know and love in the village who have suffered sadness or to celebrate joy. Our current work in progress is a quilt for the Mimi’s Mission charity which will be exhibited in the church and in various High Street shops ahead of it being raffled at Christmas to raise funds.

Our friendly, caring school requires additional Midday Supervisors to join our lunchtime team in September.

I am running a new course for absolute beginners to make their own quilt, starting in late September and running through til Xmas at the Ellesborough Hall (daytime) and the The role involves supervising the children while they eat lunch in Kimble Stewart Hall (evening class). Anyone interested can the hall (hot meals and packed lunches) as well as playground duty. No previous experience is necessary, although experience of find the full details at or working with children would be an advantage. e mail me at . You can also see lots more of my work on the website. The hours of work are 11.50pm to 1.20pm, Monday to Friday. If you are enthusiastic, young at heart and enjoy working with children, then this could be the job for you! For full details and an application form, please contact Catriona Durrant on 01296 696822 (option 4) or This post is subject to an enhanced CRB disclosure. Closing date: 12 noon, Friday 21 September 2012

Theatre in the Villages Friday 5 October, 8pm, St Anne’s Hall, Aylesbury Road Cat Weatherill is an internationally acclaimed storyteller. With her fiery female energy and theatrical style, Cat brings a distinctive contemporary voice to an ancient art. An adult show but suitable for 14+. Tickets £12, includes Italian refreshments, 01296 622678 or Wendover Clock Tower.


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Donation Stephen Fox has just presented the Chilterns MS Centre with a fabulous cheque for £6945. This donation will keep the centre running for an entire week. With the move to our new building imminent our challenge is to keep the services we deliver running, in order to meet the increased capacity the new

Tony’s retirement was marked by a gathering of volunteer drivers on 14 July at which a presentation of flowers and a gardening gift token was made on behalf of the Committee. Taking over the Chair from Tony is regular Community Car volunteer Jeremy Stevenson. The Community Car scheme continues to provide an essential lifeline to those in the Wendover area who have difficulty travelling. It is dependent on the support of local volunteers who each give up a few hours of their time each week to act as drivers. For more information on getting involved in this much valued service phone 01296-317769.

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Work New Fundraising group needs you! A group of friends got together at the recent Summer Ball in Wendover, organised by Robert Duggan for Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice and Prostate Cancer, and were inspired to launch a new Fundraising Group for the hospice. Their mission is to organise events in the local area to raise much-needed funds, and they are looking for likeminded people to join them. Fundraising Groups in other communities say how rewarding their volunteer role is – and how much fun they have with their fundraising! If you’d like to find out more, please contact Community Fundraiser Nicola King on 01442 820732.

New charity shop coming Iain Rennie Hospice at Home (part of Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice Care) is opening a new charity shop on Wendover High Street during the first week of September. Keep an eye on the local press and Iain Rennie Facebook page for dates and times - and do pop in to meet Michelle and her team of volunteers. With your help we can make this new shop a great success and give more local patients with life-limiting illness the choice to stay at home. You can help by: • donating good quality items for us to sell (drop donations off during office hours from September) • picking up a ‘rag bag’ to recycle your textiles, shoes, handbags (anything too worn or torn to sell – we can recycle to raise money) • joining our team of volunteers (speak to Michelle or call our Retail Team on 01442 827699) • popping in and bagging a bargain!


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Wendover Games Many people from Wendover and its surrounding area were Games Makers. Wendover News is very keen to honour these wonderful volunteers and the varied work they did. If you are a Games Maker, or know one, please contact Wendover News (details on page 1) with your photo and story. As well as honouring the Games Makers, why not pop along to the photographic exhibition in the cafeteria at the Guttmann Centre, Stoke Mandeville, which has as its theme "Olympic Dreams, Olympic Spirit" and is comprised of entries from Rotary's Young Photographer Competition.

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players (took my own stepladder) with their post-match magazine and newspaper interviews in the Mixed Zone, as well as escorting teams back to their athletes’ areas. Being part of a team based at a unique and one-off venue at Horse Guards Parade made the whole experience that much more special, and the two weeks flew by in the end. I feel privileged to have been chosen to help, and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. In particular, it’s been wonderful to meet fellow Games Makers, several of whom are also Wendoverians, and I can now say, almost truthfully, that I represented Wendover at the Olympic Games. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this possible, namely my family for holding the fort for two weeks while I was off making sandcastles somewhere near The Mall! Happy memories.

Dawn Rance After attending an interview in June 2011, and volunteering at the Basketball Test Event in August 2011, I felt very privileged to be chosen as a Games Maker for London 2012. I was part of the Press Operations Team at Wembley Arena, where Badminton and Rhythmic Gymnastics were held. I worked at the Media Centre Help Desk, assisting journalists and photographers from all over the world. Everything went very

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Liz Carson We aim to promote an atmosphere Having received a phone call from which encourages individuality, someone I knew, telling me volunteers independence and the right to were needed to help with the volleyball at choose, whilst maintaining a safe, the 2012 Olympics I went online, offered happy and caring environment. my services and started my Games Maker journey. Sport has been a large part of my life, playing volleyball to international level and, since retiring from the game, running a successful clinic in Haddenham providing 01296 625188 E-mail: sports injury treatment and rehabilitation.


I was invited to attend an interview at the Excel in London where we discussed my history of playing and coaching volleyball, my experience of working and leading teams when serving with the Royal Air Force and my current role in treating sports injuries, and was lucky enough to be selected to take part in the Beach Volleyball Test Event held at Horse Guards Parade in August 2011. This country has a long and proud Olympic and Paralympic heritage having hosted the Olympic Games in 1908 and 1948, and being the birthplace of the Paralympic Games. I celebrated my birthday whilst working at the Beach Volleyball. LOCOG gave me a birthday card and Mika (the singer) wished me happy birthday and joined me in the above photo.

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Business Chiltern Brewery Wins Gold The Chiltern Brewery, Buckinghamshire a n d t h e C h i l t e r n H il l ’ s o l d e s t independent brewery has won FOUR highly prestigious 2012 Great Taste Awards for two of its bottled real ales John Hampden’s Ale 500ml and LordLieutenant’s Porter 330ml, and for the Glad Tidings Winter 500ml Stout and the 450g jar of Hop Pickled Onions.

Whole Creations Pizzas

Since Kate Keane first launched her fabulous range of unique wholemeal base Whole Creations pizzas in March this year, the products have gone from strength to strength and are now available in Whole Foods Market’s amazing flagship Kensington store and on-line nationwide from Goodness Direct, where ‘healthy shopping is made easy’. They are proving very popular The brewery shop in Terrick also stocks indeed and are attracting a growing and a fantastic range of chandlery including enthusiastic fan-base. They are readily English wines, ciders and liqueurs; available in Budgens. jams, honeys, chutney, mustard, biscuits, chocolate, sausages, bread The Pizzas come in four outstanding and cheese - many made locally and vibrant and authentic Mediterranean using their own beer as an ingredient. flavour combinations, and recreate that dining-out sensation at home. The The Great Taste Awards, organized by delicious , nutritious and cr isp y the Guild of Fine Food, are now in their wholemeal base is refreshingly healthy 19th year. Their judging standards are and the fabulously generous and tasty the most rigorous in the UK and they toppings will give you 2 or 3 of your ‘five only endorse products of the highest -a-day’. quality. Judges this year included Masterchef winner and restaurateur Mat Whole Foods Market Kensington is the Follas, restaurant critic and Masterchef largest of the Company’s five London judge Charles Campion, food writers stores and Kate was absolutely thrilled Lucas Hollweg and Xanthe Clay and to have her Whole Creations pizzas over 300 food buyers from leading food listed there. Nationwide on-line retailer halls, delicatessens and farm shops, Goodness Direct stocks ‘delicious foods including Harrods, Selfridges and to help you eat healthily’ and are proud to be promoting a range that so Fortnum & Mason. Full article perfectly fits their ethos.

The Russell Arms The people of Butler’s Cross, in conjunction with the team behind No. 2 Pound Street in Wendover, are proud to announce the re-opening of the Russell Arms. Once the Prime Minister’s local whilst at Chequers, and ever a prime spot for Chiltern Ridge walkers, the Russell Arms may have had its ups and downs in recent times, but in this game changing year for Britain 2012 we will see the very concept of the ‘local’ redefined, as the pub becomes not only a place to drink quality local ales and eat regionally sourced classics, but a place to learn new skills with bread making classes, wine and beer tastings, and a chance to shop for top quality locally-produced essentials or for a quick pint after work, a business lunch or a decent Sunday Roast. The villagers have rallied together to save the pub, pooling resources to buy it. The diary is open for bookings and we can’t wait for you to become acquainted with what we hope will be your new local: the Russell Arms. For enquiries and bookings, please contact the team at No. 2 Pound Street: 01296 585022 Full article

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Rumsey’s Win 5 Gold Star Awards Rumsey’s Chocolates with shops in Thame, and Wendover have won an amazing FIVE 2012 Gold Star Great Taste Awards for their delicious hand-made chocolates. The sumptuous, crunchy, Chocolate Coated Macadamia won a much coveted Two-Star Gold Great Taste Award, whilst one-star Gold Great Taste Awards were awarded to the Hazelnut Rock, Praline Cocoa, Mexican Vanilla and Simply Plain Organic chocolates. “Can you believe it?” asked Master Chocolatier Nigel Rumsey. “This is fantastic news and such a great endorsement of everything I have tried to achieve here. We are ‘over the moon’!” Follow on Twitter @rumseyschoc and on

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The difference with Cat Booker Fitness Studio is that the service is personal, appointments are followed up with Ian Phipps MCFHP MAFHP courtesy calls, quick tip texts, emails and promotions to keep Foot Health Practitioner clients motivated. Fitness APPS for Android, iPhones and iPads are among the innovations provided to clients for their (Wendover – based) workouts in vision and words. Classes are wholesome with a Home Visits - 01296 696032 wealth of experience in sports therapy, biomechanics, pilates and numerous other fitness disciplines, spanning 16 years. Surgery at the Belmore Centre All enquires to 01296 612361 Follow Cat on TWITTER @catbookerfit and on Registered Member of the British Association of Foot Health Professionals FACEBOOK Cat Booker Fitness 07595 358 565

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Legacy Inspired by the Olympics...... Have you been glued to the most exciting sporting event ever? Has it inspired you to get off the sofa and get fit? Or are you already fit and need some extra motivation? Why don’t you enter an event? Here in the Chilterns we have some amazing events for walkers, runners and cyclists. For additional motivation why not run/walk for charity? Exercise makes a positive difference to your body and mind, and raising money for charity makes you feel good about yourself on every level! So where do I start? Find an event you would like, make sure it’s an achievable challenge and choose a charity close to your heart. Rope some friends in - it’s a lot more difficult to stay motivated on your own without someone to spur you on and race against for a bit of healthy competition. Join a class and meet likeminded people. Local fitness professionals can advise you on up-coming events and training. There are many events you can take part in e.g. the Chilterns 3 Peak Challenge walk on 16 September (Iain Rennie); 5k fun run on 14 October (Florence Nightingale); the 15k Ridgeway Run (Tring Running club), to name but a few. Or looking further ahead our very own Coombe Hill Run in June next year. Feeling more ambitious and lucky enough to get a place? The Virgin London Marathon is 21 April 2013. JPR fitness run FIT2RUN classes with an excellent track record preparing both individuals and groups for events. Class members are invited to free training sessions and get free training plans or join in one of our Nordic Walks. Visit or call Jackie on 07788 568204. 17

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Cricket Wendover CC juniors had a very successful season, with the U14s winning their league and U11s winning their division (the league will be decided in early September when we play the winners of the other division). U9s narrowly lost out on winning their division. An excellent Colts Day was organised with junior awards for the season. There’s no space to record all the age group awards, but the overall U12+ awards went to: Senior batting: Tom Nicholson

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Senior all rounder: Dan Norton Congratulations to all award winners. Thanks also to parents and team managers who had the unenviable task of arranging and re-arranging matches to suit the weather. Thanks also to the various coaches who have run sessions for young people at the club, and also those people who have arranged and run the Cricket After School Club at Wendover Junior School. Wendover CC beat 3 other teams in reaching the final on 28 July of Amersham CC’s 6-aside competition for local clubs during their Cricket Week. Winchmore Hill batted first and were restricted to 76 for 4 off 5 overs, thanks to tight bowling and athletic fielding, especially with Jon Green taking a towering running catch just inside the boundary and

Mike Green throwing down the keeper’s end wicket from long off for a run out. Wendover raced away in their innings as George Robinson and Mike Green both peppered the boundary with fours and sixes. 2 wickets fell in mid innings but Seb Barr kept up the impetus with Robinson and the reply only faltered against left arm spin in the final over. However Wendover scampered the winning run with 2 balls and 4 wickets to spare, gaining the trophy in impressive style. Team: Mike & Jon Green, George Robinson, Seb Barr, Chris Morley and Sam Boardman. In the Mid Bucks League Premier Division, the 1st XI have struggled but recorded a timely victory at Cadmore End on 11 August. In contrast, the 2nd XI won 3 of their last 4 games in Division 2 and drew the other. Notable performances have included Jonathan Seabrook’s 4 for 14 in the 8 wicket victory at Downley and James Heafford’s 4 for 39 and 22 plus Dan Norton’s 23 in the drawn game v Potten End. George Robinson scored 42* in the 9 wicket win at Waddesdon and followed it up with 5 wickets for 6 runs in the 5 wicket defeat of Hampden, where Shanil Patel scored a fine 63. Looking ahead as we near the end of another cricket season, the annual President’s Day match will be held at the Witchell Ground on Saturday 29 September from 1.00 p.m.

Want to do something rewarding? Like working with young people? Think you could make a difference? Then why not volunteer for NYAS and befriend a young person in local authority care? We are in urgent need of male and female volunteers. Do you think you could help? Could you give a few hours of your time each month to offer a young person some fun activities, someone to talk to & time away from the care system? To find out more and to get an application form contact Debra Appleby or Ruth Gaisford on 01296 432540 or email Registered Charity No. 1012485 NYAS is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Wendover Tennis and Squash Club After a good summer of Tennis and Squash camps the Autumn Coaching programme kicks off the week commencing 10 September. We have activities on most days of the week and cater for Juniors from pre-school age. Full details can be found on our website A reminder to all Squash members that the new membership year for Squash and Racketball commences on the 1 September.

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You Write Chain Shops in Wendover

I write in support of the letter of Andrew Radford in the July edition of Wendover News concerning chain shops in Wendover. Like Andrew, I have lived in the area for many years. Over this time I have seen towns such as Tring and Princes Risborough ℡ 01296 625296 lose many retailers and slide into recession  07885 095366 only to become vibrant and successful again. General building work:In both of these cases like so many others, Local Builder the arrival of major retailers has saved the Non VAT registered town centre. In both Tring and Princes Risborough the arrival of M&S and Costa Nick Taylor started a successful revival, attracting Landscape Gardener shoppers back into the town and helping Decking, Walls, Drives, Lawns, smaller retailers flourish. It is a well known Ponds, Patios, Paths and all strategy of retail developers to secure major General Landscaping retailers as anchor tenants, attracting other Wendover (01296) 696840 businesses and shoppers. Having both a Tesco and Budgens in the town has certainly been a negative, with both retailers Fencing not providing an essential service.

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a high street name or two in Wendover, restaurant or otherwise. A Pizza Express or a Zizzi would indeed provide a vibrant but affordable venue for the locals and their families to enjoy creating employment opportunities, especially for the young. In fact I'm sure the pubs and other retailers would benefit from this additional footfall. Surely this is better than having empty and decaying shops all along the high street. Like Andrew, I hope that those responsible for the current planning strategy start to consider an alternative approach that welcomes both large and small businesses alike before it is too late for Wendover. S. Hill

Plastic Bags

The new sets of containers for recyclable material have now been delivered to Wendover. I am sure that this will greatly help to reduce the amount of material going to Like everyone else I certainly want to see the landfill since there will now be a separate smaller businesses flourish in Wendover but household collection of cardboard and a “one size fits all” planning strategy does not kitchen refuse which will be recycled. work. This has been clearly demonstrated by the numerous empty retail units that have However, we should note that plastic been vacant now for months. It is often major shopping bags (given away by supermarkets retailers that have the finances to make the and other shops) are not recyclable. necessary investment to fit out a new retail unit and then ride out a period of reduced I should like to suggest to Wendover trade. I would certainly welcome the arrival of residents, shop owners and shop managers

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You Write that we all now work together to make fine. My car had been observed from 4.22pm to 4.28pm (exactly one hour Wendover a "plastic free" village. after I purchased my ticket!). The ticket Wendover residents, all you have to do had blown off the dashboard on to the is to take with you a "long life" or seat but was still clearly visible. permanent shopping bag when you go shopping so that you do not need Naturally I raised objection sending my valid ticket and posing the question: to use the "free" plastic bags. “Having parked my car within the Wendover shop owners and managers, designated area, purchased a ticket, could provide a small incentive such as should I no longer shop and take donating one penny to a named local refreshment in Wendover and watch yet charity for every five pounds spent by a more shops close?” I received a reply customer who does not use one of your advising that a full investigation would take place before a decision could be plastic bags. made, implying that this could be a I should be pleased to hear from lengthy procedure. The fine was anyone who shares this point of view or eventually rescinded and I was sent a who may have other ideas for attaining plastic ticket holder to affix to my windscreen. this objective. Chris Peeler What was the cost to the taxpayer for this procedure? There are no means of Wendover Library Car Park I would like to alert your readers to the affixing the tickets to the windscreen perils associated with parking in and they are unstable on a dashboard. Wendover Library car park. I have never seen traffic wardens in this I parked my car at 3.22pm. Despite particular car park but if they are so anticipating that I would not exceed the diligent why don’t they make their free hour I purchased a ticket which presence of use to the driver by permitted me to remain in the car park assisting with parking? Hopefully they until 08.00am the following day. When I are reporting the surface potholes or is returned at approximately 5.00pm, I was serving the motorist beyond their remit! Janet Bax amazed and annoyed to find a parking

Dog Fouling Once again it seems necessary to remind some dog owners that they are required to clean up after their dogs. The offending area is the most beautiful area that we have in Wendover, the canal path. As a regular walker of this area, not always at the same time of day, I have been surprised at the negligence of some people. This morning Friday 10 August about 7.30 a huge amount was dumped in the middle of the path. At this time of the year there are a great many children using this path, and they, having been encouraged to go out and enjoy the countryside, should not have to be careful where they walk because of some really lazy people. It is not acceptable either to leave little parcels hanging in the trees or on the paths, do these people think that someone is going to clear up after them? Please clean up your act, most people have, but a few obviously do not respect their animals! Name & address supplied.


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Nicky Gregory of Antiques at Wendover received a fantastic response to her letter Sharp Memory? in the August edition of Wendover News: Earnest John Sharp was born in November 1873 (died 1959) at The Bothies in Halton, he was the son of Thomas and Selina Sharp who had the Village shop and post office. As a young man he taught at the Rothschild School in Halton. His brother Frederick later ran the Halton Stores.

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He was known to be a small plump man who rode a tricycle and a letter from Maureen Knock, his Great Niece, tells how he claimed to be one of the first people in Wendover with a motor car.

She also tells us he was a good rifle shot and won many medals and prizes and He owned the watchmakers and jewellers was in charge of winding the shop at No. 8 High Street, Wendover clock at the Clock Tower (now Christopher Pallet’s) from about from 1896 to 1926 and with 1897 (mentioned in Kelly’s Directory for the aid of his telescope said 1899) until the 1950’s. The shop sign he could see the Bristol was a giant sized pocket watch and later Channel on a clear day! the side of the building was painted white (The New History of Wendover 1972 by with the wording E.J. SHARP, Watchmaker, Richard Snow, p 132). Waltham Watches A Speciality, MAB Razors, Musical Instruments. He also sold sewing He was a well known character in Wendover machines and in the early 1900’s ran a cycle and lived above the shop. The door to the flat depot in the premises next door. was in the alley way between the High Street After the Great War he developed quite a and Back Street, it is now bricked up but the EVANS PROPERTY MAINTENANCE SERVICES plumbing, building, decorating

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Local Bakers: Enrique & Maria excellent foundation, responding to the needs and demands of their original customers and attracting new ones. They pride themselves on the freshness of their ingredients and Maria’s talent for well made salads, sandwiches and rolls, all at affordable prices. They have also become aware of the importance of hot pasties for the British palate so they are readily available for customers who need to whizz in and eat “on Ten years ago, with the the hoof”. A pre-order children having left, Enrique service is available on and Maria decided on a 01296 624642. They change of career and are open to opened up a coffee shop in suggestions for the main shopping centre of favourite sandwiches Majorca! They discovered and other snacks. that they worked very well Some customers have with the public and enjoyed it very much. As time went also found this a learning opportunity as on, they decided that they wanted to be nearer to their family in the UK. they can practise speaking Spanish when Earlier this year, they closed their current they shop. business in Majorca and moved to Enrique and Maria also offer a catering Wendover. service for functions such as birthdays, In April, they took over the Bakers Shop in 1 parties, and weddings. Members of the Icknield Court, Back Street, HP22 6EB public can go in and have a chat with them because they wanted to continue the tradition about their personal requirements in of a successful British village bakery. As well connection with this catering service. Maria’s as classic bread and sweet goods, bakers specialty is her homemade Spanish apple pie have always filled the demand for tasty, – come in and taste it sometime! quick, hot and cold take-away food and drink. Enrique and Maria plan to build on this Remember their slogan: fresh · well made Enrique and Maria Barreiro were both born in Uruguay, South America. Maria studied law. Enrique has a Bachelor Degree in Marketing and worked most of his life as the head of marketing in financial companies. Once married, they moved to Majorca, Spain. Their three children were born and brought up there but now two live in Madrid and one, recently married, lives in Bedfordshire.

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Matters Arising View From The Chair

Village Quiz

As the 2012 Olympics has ended and the Paralympics is beginning, I thought the Chairman’s report this month should have an Olympic Theme. Since I became Chair in 2011, the process of Chairing the Parish Council has been quite a Marathon. I hope with the way things are progressing that we are near to the finishing line. We have hurdled many difficulties and hopefully nobody will be for the High Jump. I feel at long last there is a degree of synchronicity.

Wendover Village Quiz has been organised by the Parish Council since Autumn 1992. It is FREE to enter and FREE to watch. Teams of three compete against one another in a knock out competition on Thursday evenings starting promptly at 7.30pm in the Bowls Club, Dobbins Lane, HP22 6BU. The bar is open beforehand and in the interval. The fun starts on 11 October but team entries must be received at the Clock Tower by Monday 3 September.

All councillors have worked hard to ensure that Team Wendover is at last moving in the right direction and that there will be a lasting legacy for years to come. We are on the right track. We need to ensure that our budget/precept is organised and managed on a cyclical basis so that we are not reinventing the wheel. As with any team it’s not pleasant being hammered, if you give something your best shot then so be it. Remember we are volunteers. Parish Councils are elected every four years and we aim to do as our electors trust us to, using our best endeavours. We often wrestle with our thoughts when deciding what view to take; some people think that we shoot from the hip but with good guidance that should never happen. Thank you for all your support. We look forward to seeing you in September!

Next Parish Council Meeting: Monday 3 September, 7.30pm Wendover Library Room Community Orchard Your Opinion We are in discussion with AVDC about the suitability of Walnut Tree Meadow (an area of land bordering the Wendover Arm Canal), for a Community Orchard. We would like to plant over sixty (at least one for each name on the War Memorial) heritage fruit trees native to Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire, ‘parkland style’ over suitable areas of the Meadow (some parts of it are unsuitable because of the presence of ground water springs).

AVDC have asked for evidence that the above project would have the support of Robert Duggan, the community. We hope at the same Chairman time to re-establish the presence of

locally sourced Walnut Trees in the Meadow and intend to keep the open nature of this publicly owned land. Please let us know at the Clock Tower if we have your support or otherwise, for what we feel is a lovely project and would be called the Wendover Jubilee Community Orchard.

Local Produce Market Manor Waste 9am to 1pm Saturday 15 September The Clock Tower The Clock Tower building is 170 years old this year and needs large scale renovations. The bell tower section is made of wood, and much of this needs replacing. The bell itself also requires attention, and we would like to put in an automated winding mechanism for the clock (currently wound regularly by hand!) The Council is launching a project to raise awareness of the history of the Clock Tower amongst the local community. We will be producing two leaflets and a children's worksheet for distribution, to help in this learning process. We need to raise the estimated £55,000 for these renovations. The Parish Council will contribute and we will apply for Heritage Lottery funding for the majority of the rest. We will also be launching a public fund to enable the whole community to donate as well. Please see our new website dedicated to this project on the Clock Tower

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SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICES for SEPTEMBER 2012 WENDOVER FREE CHURCH, AYLESBURY ROAD 11.00am Morning Worship ST. ANNE’S ROMAN CATHOLIC, AYLESBURY ROAD 9.15am Sunday Mass; Confessions11.00am Saturdays HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH, HALTON : 10.30 am ST. MARY’S CHURCH OF ENGLAND 8.00am Holy Communion 1st Sunday at St Mary’s, thereafter St Anne’s 9.00am Holy Communion & 10.30am Varied Family Services & Jnr. Church

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