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Planning continues to be a matter of great concern in Wendover and many other communities as the Government allocates housing needs. The result of the Land North of Aylesbury Road (Halton Lane Field) Inquiry was a refusal of the application, see Matters Arising on page 40. There is more information about the RAF closure on pages 24 and 25 and Wendover Neighbourhood Plan, page 29. The HS2 meeting on 6 October is reported on page 16.

Aylesbury Link Road

A link road has been proposed between the A413 at Bedgrove and Lower Road in Stoke Mandeville. Discussions are currently being held with landowners and Stoke Mandeville Parish Council, and a public exhibition of the plans, on Wednesday November 1 from 2pm to 8pm, at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, will allow residents to discuss proposals with the planning team and give their feedback. More details on Wendover News website.

Remembrance Service

The Wendover Branch of the Royal British Legion (HQ in Chiltern Road) is organising the Remembrance Service on Sunday 12 November at 2.30pm on the Manor Waste. All are welcome to remember our war dead. Wendover Remembers continues to commemorate every month of World War One. In this edition it is on page 23. The whole series of articles is available online at, using the search facility.

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Great news from The Wendover Swimming Pool on the Wharf Road School Campus. The refurbishment has now been completed and it is open for business! Details on page 13.

Tuesday 7 & 21 November at 1.30pm To celebrate the completion of training at RAF Halton we can expect a flypast (weather permitting)

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Simply Walk meets each Tuesday at 10.00 at Wendover Clock Tower and the first Thursday at 11.00 near Café in the Woods. Have a look at the listings on pages 38 & 39 for details. The Ramblers have a programme of organised walks of varying length and difficulty locally. Aylesbury Cyclist Touring Club has group rides throughout the county, see southbuckscycling.or​ Any bike will do as long as it’s roadworthy. Newcomers welcome, please try an easy-paced ride first. Easy-Paced Rides 09.30am Sundays: 5 - Stoke Mandeville Combined School, 12 - Stone Crossroads., 26 - Wendover Clocktower.

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History for details. Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Visit the fantastic Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, café, shop and garden. Until 2 Dec, “Living well with the Impact of Cancer” featuring works by 2017 Muir Trust Artist in Thu 2 & 9, 10am-5.30pm, Missenden Abbey Residence James Fox. Also in November, the Penny Brohn Cancer Care offers this FREE

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Cornelli Sugarcraft (see advert page 24) runs courses each term. Book today! www. Wendover and Halton Cycling Club meets See events pages 38 weekly at 18.30 Wednesdays, 18.00 & 39. Thursdays, 08.30 Sundays. All meetings at Halton UK tennis and sports village. Parking, Charity Coffee Mornings showers/changing and café on site. Contact Thursdays, 10am-12noon, No2 Pound St Otec Bikes for information 07824 828024. Medical Detection Dogs is the first charity to benefit. Drop in, add to the collection pot, See advert page 15. and have a cup of coffee, too! See also page Regular Events at Wendover Library 14 for details. Learn My Way computer training first Tuesday of each month, please book. BML Studio Grand Opening Children’s Book Club, first Saturday every 28 Oct, 3pm, 3 Station Approach month, 2.30pm - details from the Library. Feel free to drop by and view our class International Conversation - Fri 10, please timetable - we’d love to see you! See advert book. Knit & Natter, Tue 21, 2-3.30pm. page 9. Scrabble Club, Tue 28, 2.30pm.

Dog lovers wanted: While owners are away you will give their dogs love,exercise and companionship within your family home.

“Off the Wall” Art Fair (11 Nov - 9 Dec, see advert page 5) and a Christmas Craft Fair 25 Nov 11am-4pm. For charges, opening and activity times, birthday parties and more please check

VACANCY – MIDDAY SUPERVISOR We are seeking a Midday Supervisor to join our friendly lunchtime team. This rewarding role involves supervising the children while they eat and play throughout the lunch break. The hours of work are 12.10-1.25pm, Monday to Friday, term time only. Salary is on Bucks Pay Range 1a (£2025 pa). Previous school-based experience is not essential but would be a distinct advantage. For a full job description and application form, or to find out more about the position, please contact Catriona Martin, Business Manager, at or 01296 696822 (option 4). Closing date for applications: Wednesday 8 November 2017 Please mention Wendover News when responding to adverts

Events course for anyone with cancer and their carer. The course teaches life management techniques. Bookings closed 18 October, but for more information, please see​k/event/ living-well-missenden/2017-11-02/.

Champian Fulton Jazz

Thu 2, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Aylesbury A rare opportunity to see a Jazz musician of great standing, this evening also features a licensed bar. for tickets and details.

Bucks Bird Club

Thu 2, 8pm, Wendover Memorial Hall “A Very Fine Swan Indeed: Art, Science and The Unfeathered Bird” by Katrina van Grouw. Entry £2 visitors, members free. Visit www.​.uk for details.

Pamper Evenings

Fri 3, 7-10pm, see listing for venues A bevy of treatments is on offer for local good causes, as the Chilterns MS Centre hosts “Beauty & Bubbles” (tickets £5 from fundraising@ and the Weston Turville School PTA holds an evening of indulgence at Weston Turville Village Hall to benefit the school’s maths provision (tickets £7.50 from emilyvking@outlook.c​om).

Susan Gray Exhibition

Sat 4-11, 11am-4pm except Monday, 1 Robert Mews Including new works of Cumbria, Cornwall and the Chilterns.

Messy Church

Sun 5, 3.30-5.30pm, Wendover Christian Centre Enjoy themed messy (and not so messy) activities for adults and children alike. After a story, song and prayer activity, we’ll eat a meal together. No charge. Children, please bring an adult with you. November Loyalty Card Offers If you are not receiving the monthly email reminder and would like to, please check your spam and junk folders or send your details, including your ILW card number to

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A Little Bird Gallery: Buy 10 cards get 11th FREE Hemingford Pest Control: £10 off ANY accepted quote 07736 327808 Just: LATE NIGHT SHOPPING and FREE mulled wine & mince pies on Wednesday 6 December. Martin Holman: 10% off domestic treatment prices 07510 290321 No2 Pound Street: 10% OFF our delicious Deli Tasting Platters (not in conjunction with any other offers) Perry House Dental Surgery: 20% off bleaching, conditions apply The Lo� Studio & Gallery: FREE artist’s card with Limited Edition print purchase Oakwood Wellbeing: Free first group exercise class or 10% off initial Physiotherapy assessment 01296 823 044 Vapor Clean: 10% discount to new customers on 1st oven or carpet clean Village Environmental Services: 20% discount on accepted estimate for CCTV drain survey or drain clearance, 07850 635844 Wendover Computers: 10% off install, setup and data transfer when purchasing a nano or laptop. 10% off Windows Vista upgrades., 0800 3118385, 07881 555482 Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre: 10% off pet consultations and vaccinations (T& Cs apply) 01296 623439 Wendover Wood: 10% discount 01296 623869

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SATURDAY 18 NOVEMBER 9.30am-11.30am Library Room, Wendover Stalls include: Craft (Ideal Christmas presents) Tombola (Every ticket wins a prize) Greetings cards Homemade cakes Refreshments


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food, beverages, gourmet gifts and decorations and much more! starts Tue 7, 4.30 or 5pm, St Anne’s Hall ZKS offers this class for all aged 3-11. Lessons free for 6 weeks! www.zksmartialarts.c​ Sally Evans Artists & Makers Fair Sat 11, 10am-4pm, P Risborough Comm Ctre Whether you’re on a mission to buy or a voyage Wendover Art Club of discovery find something new & unusual at Wed 8 & 22, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Rm a Sally Evans event. Also Sat 18, Thame Town 8 Nov A demo by Susan Grey on landscapes Hall. in acrylics. 22 Nov Working evening of still life from some of our own household objects.

“Off the Wall Art Fair”

11 Nov-9 Dec, 10am-4pm, Bucks County Museum Thu 9, 8-9.30pm, Wendover Library Room Fabulous art to buy and take away.For more Successful novelist Sharon will be in information visit www.buckscountymuseum. conversation with crime writer and CW org. See advert page 5. member Dave Sivers.

Chiltern Writers SATURDAY, 18 NOVEMBER 2017 St. Mary’s Church, Wendover, HP22 6NL (all ages and abilities welcome - tickets £10) 1.00-4.00pm: Masterclass vocal workshop + sing in Concert OR 7.00-9.00pm: Concert - The Wing Singers AND the afternoon Masterclass Concert tickets £12.00 (school children £6.00) (all children must be accompanied by an adult) from ‘Just’, 11 High St, Wendover, HP22 6DU organised by Rotary in Wendover & District

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Sat 11, 11am, Wendover Comunity Library Cyber security, emojis and more with Fri 10, 5.30pm, Barn Courtyard Featuring cards, gifts, food, music & more! Thames Valley Police. See advert this page.

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Sat 11, 7.30pm, King’s Church HP6 6LX Pendyrus (Welsh) Male Choir concert in Sat 11, 8am-1pm, Parish Hall HP16 9NB Food and gift stalls full of delicious festive support of the Charity ‘Every Life’. Tickets

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Wendover Choral Society Saturday 9 December 2017 at 7.30pm St Mary’s Church Wendover

Christmas Oratorio: J.S. Bach Milly Forrest: soprano Hamish McLaren: counter-tenor Cameron Mitchell: tenor Nicholas Mogg: bass

Equale Baroque Soloists Peter Bassano: Conductor Tickets £15.00, U16s £5.00 from Just, 11 High St, Wendover. HP22 6DU Tel 01296 623123 Also available from Please mention Wendover News when responding to adverts

Off the Wall Art Fair at the Bucks County Museum, Aylesbury Fabulous art to buy and take away 11 November to 9 December Tuesday to Saturday 10-4 For more information visit

Events £17.50/£16.50 seniors. Wendover WI Autumn Fair uk/concert or 03333 442505. Sat 18, 9.30-11.30am, Wendover Library Rm Featuring cards, gifts, food, tombola & more! Mulled Wine & Crime See advert page 4. Tue 14, 7pm, Wendover Library Room A visit from Howard Coombs (who writes Pace Charity Christmas Fair as Alex Howard), author of the crime series Sat 18, 10am-2pm, Gateway Ctre HP19 8FF featuring DI Hanlan. Tickets £5, please book. Gifts, including Christmas decor, jewellery, homeware & more!

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Thursday 16 November 9am-2pm (Trade 8am) Entrance by donation to Charity Wendover Memorial Hall email:

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WENDOVER CRICKET CLUB 50/50 AUCTION Jazzercise event for Epilepsy Charity Tue 14, 7.30pm, Halifax House HP7 9NG Sat 18, 10am-3pm, Cottesloe School, Wing Saturday 25 November Members have varying degrees of hearing at the Wendover Memorial Hall Help Jazzercise raise funds for the Epilepsy loss; some are hearing, too. Find out more Starts 11.30 a.m. Viewing from 10.30 a.m. Society. Registration £15 (£10 half day). Top from fund raiser gets 3 months free Jazzercise Easy to bid, no premiums Entry 50p - Refreshments On Screen classes! Enquiries 01296-623286 Fri 17, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room “My Cousin Rachel” (12A) - a “fantastically Raise the Roof! CONCERT at St Mary the Virgin W/Turville preposterous psychological drama” based Sat 18, 1-4pm & 7-9pm, St Mary’s Church Saturday 25 November, 7.30 on a book by Daphne du Maurier. Tickets £5. Wendover and District Rotary Club will be Soloists from the putting on its annual music concert - this year world-famous Purcell School Aston Wine Club they are trying something different and asking Fri 17, 7.30pm, Buckland Village Hall Tickets £10 at door, U18 free. you to come along and sing. Raising money for Inc wine, refreshments. In November, the club explores Hattingley Parkinson’s UK, you are welcome to join the Enquiries 424982 Valley Wines.​.uk afternoon masterclass given by Jill Neenan

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Events who is a professional soprano and performer and is a dynamic music teacher and Musical Director with over 30 years’ experience. You will be coached by Jill in vocal techniques, harmony and part singing, and ably supported by Wing Singers. Refreshments are available all afternoon and afternoon tea and a bar will be available between the masterclass and the concert. During the evening concert, everyone will sing the songs learnt in the afternoon. All welcome to come to the concert. See advert page 4.

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participating in a nationwide Tapathon. All Turville Reservoir with leader Steve Hawkins. welcome to spectate. Park at layby near reservoir, Worlds End Lane HP22 5PS. Please book online at www. BBOWT Talk Tue 21, 7.45pm, Gt Missenden Mem Ctre “Beavers are back”, by Mark Elliot of the Wendover Cricket Club 50/50 Auction Devon Wildlife Trust, All welcome. Entrance Sat 25, 11.30am, Wendover Memorial Hall £3, including refreshments. Free parking. Viewing from 10.30am, auction begins

11.30am. Entry 50p, no premiums. See advert page 5.

Charity Coffee Morning

Thu 23, 10.30am-12noon, Abbeyfield House, Dobbins Lane Proceeds split between Alzheimer’s Society Christmas at Halton House and Residents’ Entertainment Fund. All Sat 25, 7-11pm, Halton House Benefits the Chilterns MS Centre. The social welcome. evening of your Christmas period! Rothschild architecture, live music & fun casino plus a cash Town Farm Art Show bar. This event always sells out, so book early! Fri 24-Sun 26, 10am-4pm, LU7 0TT Perfectly timed for that special Christmas Tickets cost £20 per person from fundraising@ gift, eleven artists & makers showing hand and include a welcome crafted, high quality artwork. Mulled wine drink and two course hot supper.

Sat 18, 10.30am, Wendover Christian Ctre Open to anyone who has an interest in reading. The regulars have very different tastes and are always keen to discover new titles and authors through hearing what everyone has been reading. Come along and join in the discoveries! Meetings start with & homebaked festive treats in aid of Rennie coffee and often there is cake too! Grove Hospice Care. Free entry.

Soloists from the Purcell School

Sat 25, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Weston Turville Tickets £10 at the door; under 18s free. Fri 24, starts 4pm, Manor Waste Includes wine & refreshments. See advert Polly Woolstone visits with her “Sketch Join No2 Pound Street in a celebration of the page 5. Book, Camera and Needle” to discuss how season, featuring Medical Detection Dogs, she incorporates her travels into her art. Gospel Choir, and much more! See advert Festive Tea page 18. Sun 26, 2.30-4.30pm, St Mary the Virgin

Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild “Christmas on the Manor” Sat 18, 2.30pm, S Mandeville Meth Church

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Fri 24, 8pm, W Turville Village Hall Weston Turville Historical Society is joined by Thea Young, senior guide at Sulgrave Manor, Lindengate’s “Double Your Money” in her role as Amy, a maid at the manor. Christmas Challenge 28 Nov - 5 Dec, online Entrance £2 members, £3 visitors. Tap-a-thon for BBC Children In Need Lindengate, the award-winning mental Sun 19, 12-2pm, Wendover Memorial Hall Guided Walk with BBOWT health charity based at World’s End has The Rozelle School of Dancing is helping to Sat 25, 10.30am, W Turville Reservoir been accepted by The Big Give to take part in raise money for BBC Children in Need by A history and wildlife winter stroll at Weston their Christmas Challenge. This means that

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Lindengate are asking all supporters and Squash and Racketball lessons for Adults friends to spread the word and make a small at Wendover Squash Club donation by going to Beginners Racketball Thursdays 6.30-7.20pm uk/charity/view/65802/lindengate on the Group Squash Lessons Monday 6.30-7.30pm For more information Big Give website between 28 November and “This is an exciting chance for supporters of 5 December. Email: our work to make a small donation and find A sense of humour is essential! that it is worth far more” says Sian Chattle, who Coming Soon Save the Date! co-founded the charity three years ago with Charlie Powell. “If anyone was thinking about • Fri 1 & Sat 2 Dec - CribFest 2017, St Anne’s making a charity donation for Christmas, we Church. CribFest 2017 is drawing near and would love them to make it a few weeks early Wendover Free Church would love to see you taking part either as a community to ensure it is doubled in value.” group or individual. So if you are creative, Lindengate have had a successful year, or would like your organisation or group to named most “enterprising charity of the get involved, please let us know so we can year” at the Bucks Business Awards and reserve you a space and then you can start installing new facilities at the 5 acre site planning and making your Nativity Scene. which provides gardening therapy, craft and The event will be from 3-6pm on Friday 1 ALLIANCE CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS TAX CONSULTANTS cooking sessions in peaceful and uplifting December and 10am – 4pm on Saturday 2 at BUSINESS ADVISORS & WILL WRITERS surroundings. Over 70 local people are the Wendover Christian Centre. Our contact We provide a local and efficient service using the charity each week to help combat details are: minister@wendoverfreechurch. saving you money and time loneliness, isolation, depression or cope and 01296 622354. 07946 651 301 with a variety of mental health needs and • 2 Dec - Grand Christmas & Craft Fayre, St learning disabilities. Mary’s Weston Turville, see advert page 7.

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• 2 Dec - St. Michael’s Christmas Fair at the Anthony Hall, Aston Clinton. 11am-3pm. • 2, 9 & 10 Dec - Sally Evans Artists & Makers Fairs, Thame (2 Dec) and Haddenham (9, 10 Dec) • 2, 9, 16, 20 & 23 Dec - CDRS Street Collections, various locations; contact for details. • 3 Dec - Mulled wine & mince pies at Antiques at Wendover, see advert front page. • 3 & 9 Dec - Tree of Light with Florence Nightingale Hospice, see page 15. • 6 Dec - Christmas Lights switch on and late night shopping in Wendover, see page 21. • 7 Dec - Jazz - Brandon Allen’s Gene Ammons Project at St Mary’s Aylesbury features the music of one of the great stylists of contemporary jazz. Tickets £15/£6; contact jazzyfw@googlemail.c​om for details. • 9 Dec - 1st Halton (RAF) Scouts Christmas Fete, see page 33. • 9 Dec - Wendover Choral Society Christmas Concert, see advert page 4 and story page 27. • 9 Dec - RAF Halton Voluntary Band

Christmas Concert, featuring Big Band music on a Christmas theme. 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church Princes Risborough. Tickets £10/£8 from 01844 273300, parishoffice@ or on the door. • 9 & 10 Dec - Wendover Art Club Exhibition, 10am-4pm, Wendover Library Room. It’s a chance to see the club’s paintings, some of which will be for sale, as well as cards and prints to buy. There is no pressure and visitors are welcome to browse and vote for their favourite painting. So take a break from shopping and come and visit - entry is free. • 10 Dec - Dementia Friendly Carol Concert., see page 22. • 12, 13 & 19 Dec - Fiona Faber Christmas Wreath Workshops, see advert page 5. • 16 Dec - Last Saturday Local Produce Market before Christmas • 21 Dec - Last weekly market before Christmas • 3 & 4 Mar - Chilterns MS Centre Art Exhibition • 27 May - Wendover Celebrates 2018

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Business Forum Highly respected Beer Writer Roger Protz described Bodger’s Barley Wine as sumptuous – Remy Martin with a dash of hops, wonderfully rich and warming. Judges at the GTA praised its rich, honeyed, brandylike flavour. Tasting notes mention the beautiful golden chestnut colour of the beer. The unique quality of this beer comes from the purity and integrity of the 100% British natural ingredients combined with 37 years’ experience of brewing. From an artisan ANTIQUE & FINE ART AUCTIONEERS family business using age-old methods, this Monthly Auctions of Antiques & Fine Art beer makes a refreshing change from the Quarterly Picture Auctions, General Auctions current wave of US East Coast IPA’s. Sporting & Country Pursuits Auctions Partial & Total House Clearance undertaken Insurance, Probate & Family Division Valuations Painting and Wine win over Wendover Husband and wife team, Jenny and Garry Free Auction Valuations Available! Hodder, have joined creative forces to bring The Claydon Saleroom, Calvert Rd. a new concept in immersive art to Wendover. Middle Claydon, Buckingham, MK18 2EZ ‘A Brush with Wine’ shares their combined Tel: 01296 714434 Fax: 01296 714492 talents, with a ‘pop up’ evening of paint and palate, offering the perfect combination of relaxation and socialising.

The talented couple celebrated the launch of their new venture, hosting an evening of painting and wine at The Barn, 13 High Street Wendover, with 24 people enjoying a fun-filled evening. Jenny and Garry were overwhelmed with the success of their first event: “This is such an exciting time for us. We both fell in love with art from an early age, in fact that is how we met, so working with people to help them create their own piece of artwork is amazing. The atmosphere on Saturday (30 September) was fantastic and we were full – we even had people coming in from the High Street to have a look! Many of our guests hadn’t painted for years and it was lovely to help them produce a work of art that they were really proud of at the end of the evening.” Garry and Jenny will be hosting more ‘A Brush with Wine’ evenings over the months to come. To find out more visit, email info@ or call 01296 623390.


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Wendover Swimming Pool is open! If you have been walking your children to school on the Wharf Road campus, you will have noticed that the swarm of builders and their vans have removed themselves from the scene to reveal a shiny new façade for Wendover Swimming Pool. The refurbishment is now complete and the pool is open for public swimming and swim schools, so you can come and try out for yourselves the wonderful new facilities. You don’t need to be a member to swim. With two changing rooms, including cubicles and lockers, a choice of shower areas, a new disabled changing room and a bigger hall area all built within the existing walls, it is Wendover’s very own Tardis. We are very grateful for everyone involved in the refurbishment

and for those kind donors who helped us make it happen. We would also like to welcome back our lovely volunteers after their well-earned summer off. Sorry – but we need you again now! The Trustees recognize that whilst the pool has been closed, members have not had the benefit of their paid membership. Please check our website if you want to renew, with discounts available due to the pool closure, or for updates on new opening times and other information. You can also look us up on Facebook or email the Trustees if you have any questions. See advert page 14.

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Local News Your Memories of English Country that you will be happy for her to use these in 10am – 12noon, in return for a donation to her PhD and other research outputs. Medical Detection Dogs. Please come along, Dancing in Buckinghamshire Chloe Middleton-Metcalfe is writing her PhD at Roehampton university about English social folk dance and would like to hear from individuals who have memories of English country dancing and barn dances in Buckinghamshire. She is particularly keen to hear from people who have reminiscences from the 1940s-1970s. Perhaps you danced at school, did you love it or loathe it? Perhaps you went to a barn dance run by your church or youth group, what was this like? Did you ever go to a charity barn dance? Did you teach English country or international folk dance? Did you ever go to your local folk dance club? Were you involved in the Schools dance festival in Aylesbury? Chloe is keen to collect written memories, these could be sent my e-mail or post. If you would like the memories to be anonymised, please note this on the correspondence. By sending written memories Chloe understands

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events. Everyone who dedicates a light will Commemorations open to all in the receive a personal card of acknowledgment and an invitation to the Tree of Light community commemoration. Christmas can be a very hard time for those who have lost loved ones at this time of The first Tree of Light event will take place year. It can be hard to prepare to celebrate at the Head Office of Florence Nightingale Christmas without feeling guilty or sad, or Hospice Charity at Walton Lodge, Walton simply missing their presence at this special Street, Aylesbury, on Sunday 3 December at 5pm. The second will take place at St time of year. Peter and St Paul’s Church, Buckingham on The Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity Saturday 9 December at 4pm. Tree of Light commemorations are open to anyone in our community who is grieving for friends and family members, or for whom this time of year re-awakens past emotions, regardless of whether their loved ones were cared for by the Hospice.

causes, more than £110,000 has been raised for local good causes so far. Vale Lottery helps all sorts of organisations, including schools, sports clubs, animal charities and drama groups and is making a real difference on our doorstep thanks to supporters in the Vale and beyond. To celebrate Vale Lottery’s second birthday, at the end of November, there will be an extra special prize draw. Here’s what you could win:

To sponsor a light in memory of someone, • 4 Grandstand tickets to the 2018 British please call our Fundraising Team on 01296 Grand Prix 429 975 to request a Tree of Light Form or • 4 Tickets to see Snow White at the find out more at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre with a cast ‘meet and greet’ tree-of-light-2017. • An awesome radio experience with Mix 96’s Wes!

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HS2 Public Meeting, 6 October

Wendover Parish Council arranged for a public meeting to be addressed by Philippa Neat from Groundwork and Errol Wisby, Senior Construction Manager for HS2 as it passes Wendover. Groundwork are a charity and are administering various community funding streams for HS2 Ltd. The slides from Philippa’s and Errol’s presentations are available on the WPC’s website,

Q - Will the Ellesborough Road be closed? A - No because a temporary route will be built to take traffic while the line is constructed and the new road built.

A - Yes the track may be laid in Wendover at a separate time to the electric being installed, for example. The teams work up and down the line by looping each other.

Q - How long will the work go on for? Please explain the programme of works. A - The main works to build the line will begin in Autumn 2019 and over bridges such as the viaduct will be built first. The Nash Lee Road bridge will be built in 2019/20 and the Ellesborough Road one will follow. Bridges take 9-15 months to complete and all civil works are expected to finish in 2021.

Q - The hydrologists seem to have picked the driest year to do tests, what happens if there is a lot of excess water? What if the local SSSI and canal dries up? A - Any excess water would be pumped back to where it came from.

Errol Wisby was supported by Simon Matthews from CEK the delivery contractor and Charlotte Hewes from BAM Nutall who Q - Can we be assured that country lanes will are undertaking the accommodation works. not be used for the HS2 traffic and large lorries? A - There are clear and appropriate routes set and agreed with BCC with signs to guide Some of the questions asked were: Q - Will there be any disruption to the current the HS2 traffic. HGVs will be tracked in realNetwork Rail line during the construction of time to ensure compliance. HS2? A - It will be minimal and at off-peak times Q - Will there be continuous extra traffic and if there is any, work may be done during the construction for the whole period of HS2 phase 1 in Wendover? night to prevent disruption.

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Since last Christmas, Simply the Best has stocked new shelves with needlecraft and haberdashery to the delight of Wendover customers who are thrilled to have an extensive haberdashery service. With the Festive season upon us, the range has been extended to include starter kits for decorations to make in preparation or to give as gifts. There are plenty of regular sewing, knitting and crochet supplies available all the year round. At the same time, you can take in all your regular and specialist dry cleaning for the well-known care and personal attention always on offer. Simply the Best is behind Cornelli and its door is opposite the side door into Crumbs. It has been serving Wendover for at least 35 years from 2a Town Court. See advert, right, this page.

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

Christmas fired oven, as well as a local craft beer bar and live music to get in the swing! A little bird told me gallery has unusual children’s books, advent calendars, cards and pictures. Upstairs the Artists and Makers Fair will be stuffed with interesting and unique gifts. Come to Lady Grey Tearoom to place your mince pie orders and sample a few tasty Christmas treats.

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November 1917

had distinguished himself by his gallant conduct on November 13 in a charge; he was mortally wounded in a dismount attack on November 15 and died of his wounds on the following day. The loss to the Regiment is a considerable one”.

On the Western Front the Third Battle of Ypres ended with the capture of the village of Passchendaele by Canadian troops. Total casualties of Third Ypres, British and German, amounted to around 520,000. Also on the Western Front, the Battle of Cambrai began on 20 November. The British used tanks effectively and made significant gains. It was regarded as a great victory and church bells were rung in Britain for the first time in the war. But success was illusory and within days most of the ground gained was lost.

The Bucks Herald also reported: “Frederick William James Moore of the Ox & Bucks was awarded the Military Medal. He showed enormous courage when recovering a Lewis gun buried in a shell crater, cleaning it and turning it on the enemy, keeping them at bay until the line could be readjusted”. Fred, who lived in the Tring Road, died aged 93 and has a memorial in the churchyard.

In Russia, Lenin and Trotsky led the Revolution that brought the Bolsheviks to power. A Communist government was formed and one of its main aims was to pull Russia out of the war.

One Wendover man was killed in November. He was Sergeant Frederick William Pedel, aged 21, of the Royal Bucks Hussars who died of wounds on 16 November 1917. He was the son of Fred Pedel Frederick John Pedel, the licensee of the Railway Hotel, and Emily Pedel. Fred had joined the Bucks Hussars just before his 16th birthday. He was killed near Ramleh (now Ramla) in present day Israel. His elder brother Alfred had been killed in 1915 also at the age of 21. The Bucks Herald published a letter sent to his parents by Fred’s Commanding Officer who wrote ‘You will have heard from the officer commanding your son’s squadron all the details of his death. I write to you as the officer commanding his Regiment to offer you my most sincere sympathy. Sgt. Pedel

In November 1917 the Minister of the Baptist Church the Rev Thomas Joseph Pennell was appointed Chaplain to the Balkan Expeditionary Force and left Wendover for the front where he was attached to the 21st Stationary Hospital, Salonica. The Elders of the Church appealed for friends to rally round and help in the Church’s life and work while the Minister was absent. The Rev Pennell was born in Radnorshire and since coming to Wendover had lived with his wife in The Manse, Bacombe Terrace.

The POW they adopted was Private Glynn of the 17th Middlesex Regiment who was captured in April 1917. His wife and 6 children lived in Haggerston, East London. The Wendover Magazine announced that money received from the sale of waste paper would in future be handed to Mrs Stevens for the food parcel fund. The Magazine appealed to readers to help in this absolutely essential work and hoped that Wendover might be able to adopt or partially adopt another prisoner. Mike Senior and Val Moir During the war the British Red Cross working with the Order of St John, organised, packed, wrapped and despatched over 2.5 million If you have any family reminiscences or food parcels to prisoner of war camps relevant photos you would like to share, abroad. It was arranged that every prisoner please contact Wendover News as shown would receive an adequate supply of food below and on the front page. and clothing. Parcels of food, each weighing

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about 10 pounds were delivered fortnightly to every prisoner who had been registered. To defray some of the cost of this commitment, groups were urged to adopt a prisoner and undertake the task of raising the money required to send the Annie Stevens (Mrs 2 parcels each month. Walter Stevens). The Wendover Photo courtesy Branch of the Red Caroline Harwood. Cross answered the call and adopted a prisoner of war in Germany. This meant they were responsible for collecting and posting the two guineas a month required by the Food Parcels Depot and Mrs Walter Stevens of Aylesbury Road was happy to take on the task.

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RAF Halton Closure – We now have a further threat to Wendover. One that could potentially change the nature of Wendover in a far greater way than the new railway once completed. The revised Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP) has been published and it will be subject to a consultation in November. Ahead of this we have considered the content and have formed some initial reactions - these are set out below. The Wendover Society in principle welcomes any development that will:

ask for a significant proportion of ‘starter homes’ to be provided together with homes to rent. We believe this is necessary to meet the demand from younger families in what is a high price / rent housing area.

have indicated that this may be subject to change in the future. So, in summary our ability to constructively and fully comment is severely hampered by the way plans are being prepared:

The Society believes that any further development that is not supported by its • AVDC have produced a VALP with only an own level of infrastructure (e.g. roads & outline estimate of number of houses - but parking, retail, medical, schooling) will no detail. place intolerable burdens on the already • The MoD (through the Defence overloaded facilities in Wendover. It is Infrastructure Organisation) are preparing • Be sympathetic to the historic nature difficult therefore to comment or find a Halton Masterplan detailing what is to of Wendover and in keeping with its ourselves in support of the VALP until an happen over the whole site – but they infrastructure plan is also developed to sit won’t tell us yet what their ideas are. conservation area status. • Bucks CC are responsible for planning • Provide housing and local employment alongside the VALP. infrastructure provision to service the for younger people – helping to keep new developments – but currently no plan Wendover as a vibrant community catering seems to exist. for all age ranges. • Be supported by the appropriate level of The problem stems from the fact that these infrastructure. exercises are being done by the different groups to different timescales -therefore the The ‘new’ VALP has dropped the requirement total picture cannot be seen. for 800 houses on the field on the Tring Road. Instead 1000 houses are planned for We cannot sensibly comment on the 1000 RAF Halton site after it closes in 2022. The homes proposal without knowing more Wendover Society welcomes the recognition detail, and what other developments such that no large-scale housing sites exist within as employment & leisure services are to be Wendover. provided on the RAF land. However, 1000 houses at Halton are only a ‘starter for ten’ and comment in the VALP indicates that this number may grow when the Halton Masterplan under preparation is published. We worry about the following in the VALP: “In terms of Wendover, approximately 1,000 homes will come forward during the Plan period at RAF Halton Camp after its closure in 2022. This is considered to be a realistic and somewhat conservative estimate, and the figure could increase as detailed master planning is developed.” An overall cap on the number of new homes is needed so that the effect on Wendover can be fully evaluated.

Where will people park when there are more houses? Will they still come to Wendover?

For instance: • New Primary school provision is planned for the Halton housing. However, no mention is made of Secondary school provision. • What about provision for medical services – doctors / dentists / chemist – is it assumed that the residents will use the existing services in Wendover? • What road improvements will be made? Importantly what parking provision will be made? Existing parking provision is already overloaded.

The good news is that AVDC has, at the No breakdown of the housing provision by present time, maintained the areas of Green type of dwelling is mentioned. We would Belt around Halton and Wendover but they

As a Society, we will be seeking discussions with all the three parties concerned to better understand the position. A fuller version of this article can be seen at aspx The full AVDC documentation can be seen at this link John Mayhead CBE Chairman of The Wendover Society

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a bigger threat than HS2? The draft VALP has arrived and your opinion Finally there is a series of mistakes in the is to meet future housing needs rather than of it will be coloured by if you are an optimist VALP. I would like to highlight three of them: exceptional reasons. In addition it adds a or a pessimist. An optimist would say they degree of future uncertainty and blight for have not mentioned building on the airfield; • Geography. AVDC appears to believe RAF the area over the final level of housing. the green belt has not been lifted and the Halton is in Wendover and the Parish of • Policy Map. This shows where the housing 1000 dwellings they talk about are equivalent Halton has disappeared. Unless there has allocation will go. It contains a number of to the existing footprint of buildings so it is been a boundary change for the Parish gross errors. not so bad. A pessimist would say they are this is nonsense. Of the 740 acres being 1. The Draft VALP shows that the artificial threatening to lift the Green Belt the next disposed of by the MOD most of that is grass pitch, sports pavilion and at least time around; 1000 now, but how many in Halton Parish with a few acres in Aston two playing fields off Chestnut Avenue more; where is the infrastructure?; and Clinton Parish. Not only is this insulting and Halton Lane are now allocated for the area allocated for housing contains the to the people of Halton but the people housing. Not only is this contrary to playing fields bounded by Chestnut Avenue of Wendover may wish to get it clarified AVDC’s position on leisure facilities in and Halton Lane. as the plan in S2 Spatial strategy states the plan it is also against the National "Wendover will accommodate around Planning Policy Framework. While all of the above is true, the real issues 1,128 new homes". 2. Part of the listed estate gardens of Halton for us are more focussed. A little bit of House now appear to be allocated for background first. Halton has 309 dwellings housing, which is clearly wrong. and a population of 935. On the VALP plans 3. Although a large number of jobs will go this grows to 1309 dwellings and about 3400 when RAF Halton closes, no land has been people. For a small rural community this is a allocated for employment which if we massive change. are to have a sustainable development needs to be identified. The first major issue is that AVDC has ignored the affected communities completely. Halton So what should we do? has not been communicated with, engaged or consulted about the 1000 dwellings. The Draft Aylesbury Vale Local Plan AVDC have not felt the need, desire or Consultation starts on 2 November and responsibility to engage with a community finishes on 14 December. We would like as which they intend to subject to a seismic RAF Halton playing fields. Will they be sacrificed many people as possible to respond asking by the MOD? change. This cannot be not right. for the missing information, pointing out the errors in the plan and asking AVDC to consult Secondly the lack of definitive information • Green Belt. In the earlier draft of the plan with the affected communities. stops us from being able to properly AVDC proposed lifting the Green Belt from comment on the Local Plan - the consultation the RAF main site –parcel RSA-3. AVDC’s The full AVDC documentation can be seen at is flawed. There is no real information about rationale for doing so was weak and failed this link Halton in the plan. So we are being consulted to meet the exceptional tests on a number a Plan (the VALP) which fails to provide us of grounds. The latest position on the Green aylesbury-local-plan-valp%20 Brian Thompson with the basic information – we do not have Belt is ‘Whilst the arguments for releasing Chair, Halton Parish Council the masterplan on how the land will be used the RAF Halton site still remain, because of after disposal; we do not understand how the change in circumstances and the future they will protect the heritage assets or the work to be done around how the site is environment; or the setting of the AONB; developed after its closure, it is considered what the traffic management details for the premature to define the boundary of the area; what are the infrastructure plans? and site to be released from the Green Belt. This boundary will be defined in a future Local how they will support the development. Plan review.’ We believe this statement We cannot meaningfully respond to this needs to be removed completely. It implies the rationale for lifting the Green Belt status consultation.

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From Wigmore Hall to Wendover

It’s like a classic dream come true plot from an MGM film – a talented young woman is plucked from obscurity to replace an ailing star and becomes an overnight sensation.

In the case of soprano Milly Forrest, this is not just a fantasy plot. When she signed up to perform as a soloist for Wendover Choral Society’s Christmas concert, Forrest was a music student who helped support her studies by working in the cloakroom of London’s acclaimed Wigmore Hall. As a part-time usher, she also checked tickets, sometimes turned pages for musicians, and gave dawdling concertgoers a five-minute warning.

With only 36 hours’ notice, a nervous but composed Forrest pulled off what music critics have called a “breathtaking” performance of Henry Purcell’s 'If Music be the Food of Love'. Gilhooly said her singing had been “beautiful.” Forrest’s name was all over the national press and she has been offered the chance of a grant to help her continue her graduate studies at the Royal College of Music.

It nearly didn’t happen, however, as the day Gilhooly decided to call her up, Forrest had left her mobile phone at home, finally hearing his series of increasingly urgent messages late in the afternoon. He had decided that if she didn’t reply by 5pm, he would try Then, one late afternoon in August, Forrest someone else. Forrest called at 4.50. received a phone call from John Gilhooly, Wigmore Hall’s artistic director, who had Milly Forrest performs with Wendover Choral heard “good vibes” about her singing and Society, singing Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, on asked her if she would stand in for Welsh 9 December at St Mary’s Church. Tickets can Soprano Ruby Hill, who had taken ill ahead be bought in advance at Just on Wendover of the season’s final song recital. High Street. See advert page 4.

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Thank you to everyone who was able to support the children at our Harvest Festival service in St Mary’s Church. It was wonderful to hear the children and adults singing so well and to hear the children’s thoughts about being grateful for what we have at this time of year. Your generous donations will, I am sure, make a real difference to those in need. Revd Moring has already begun working with us through collective worship and as a member of our governing body. We look forward to further strengthening our links with the local church and community this year. The school is looking vibrant with many of our displays showing our new work on Emotional Intelligence. It was lovely to welcome so many parents into school at our first Meet the Teacher session – thank you for your kind and supportive comments. One of our focus areas this year is enterprise. A good number of our children have already taken responsibility for their own lunchtime clubs and for raising money for charities. If you would like to be a school governor, or to give just a little time as a volunteer, then please contact the school office: admin@ Gareth Mirams, Headteacher

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We cannot believe that a whole half term has whizzed by already. Our children have settled into the new school year beautifully and have relished the challenges that a new academic year brings. So far the first half term has involved Class Induction Meetings with parents, a Growth Mindset Curriculum Evening, Open Morning for prospective parents, Maths Workshops in Foundation Stage, Year 1 and Year 2, Roald Dahl Dress Up Day, Red White and Blue Day, Harvest singing for Foundation Stage, Harvest Festival for Year 1 and Year 2 and Ice Cream Day. We look forward to linking with the community during our upcoming Health and Safety Weeks. Being an infant school, our pupils are fortunate to have the opportunity to take on roles of responsibility earlier than in some combined schools. This year we have chosen to focus on providing as many opportunities

as possible for our oldest pupils to nurture and support the younger children in the school. This started on the very first day of term when we selected a number of Year Two pupils to support the Foundation Stage pupils as they stayed for lunch at school for the first time. Year Two pupils were keen to offer their assistance in the dining hall, supporting the Foundation Stage classes in different ways. These included; accompanying them back to their cloakroom to fetch coats, putting lunchboxes away, reminding them of where to find the toilets and directing them to the playground. They also offered a helping hand to those in search of a friend. They did a marvellous job and we are very proud of the school values they demonstrated while performing this role. 30 Hours Next half term we look forward to organising our Early Years Class for January. The Early Years Class offers children who are four, or who will be four in the Spring Term, 15 hour funded sessions Monday to Friday from 8.45 am - 12.15pm. In addition to this, if numbers permit, we will offer 30 hours which includes afternoon provision and a chargeable lunchtime. There is also the option for additional paid sessions for parents who do not qualify for 30 hours funding. The afternoon session will finish at 3.15pm. The Early Years Class has been established for many years now – we are very excited at the prospect of extending it. We welcome enquiries as there are a few places available for January.

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Everyone involved with Wendover Celebrates is a volunteer from the directors to the stewards! Wendover Celebrates, always needs plenty of volunteers to help make the day run smoothly and enjoyable for everyone, see article on page 26. We need a team of people now to help in the following areas: fundraising, office administration, IT & Social media, advertising, sponsorship and project management. On the day we need many more volunteers to help man the event, so if you would like to lend a hand in any way, however large or small, please get in touch:; Follow us on Facebook @wendovercelebrates.

Please mention Wendover News when responding to adverts Wendover Neighbourhood Plan Steering Neighbourhood Plans are not only about Group (WNPSG) continues to gather ideas housing. They are an opportunity for from members of the local community members of a community to put forward while plans from AVDC including VALP, see imaginative plans for the future. last month’s front page and the closure of RAF Halton WNPSG is now are developing elsewhere, canvassing ideas from see articles on pages 24school age members of 25. The planning inquiry the community since re:Land North of Aylesbury they are our future. Road, also known as the Parents should not Halton Lane Field refused be surprised if their The last public engagement open permission to go ahead for children come home meeting, Library Room on Sat 23 Sep. reasons similar to those with questions or given by AVDC at least twice in recent years. answers of their own. Further to this open questioning, please encourage your whole WNPSG is in the process of devising a family to answer the Wendover Parish questionnaire which will be delivered to all Council questionnaire about services for households in the New Year. If you would young people mentioned on page 40. like your idea to be included , do not delay in sending it in. The questionnaire will also Do you have a BIG IDEA for be available online and all members of a Wendover? If so, please email info@ household are encouraged to complete it as or write all opinions are sought. to The Clock Tower, High Street, Wendover.

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The season has started off well for the club, both on and off the pitch, and we have a new committee in place as we look to achieve Charter Standard. The Club runs age groups from Under 6’s through to Under 16’s with just over 330 players. Our matches are mainly on Sunday mornings and we use the pitches at the schools in Wendover as well as the facilities at RAF Halton. Our Under 6’s to Under 11’s train on Saturday mornings at the Wendover Junior & John Colet schools. The Clubhouse is open providing a selection of refreshments as well as the ever popular BBQ. The Clubhouse will also be open on Sunday mornings to offer home and away fans refreshments and somewhere for parents to shelter from the weather. New players are always welcome; you can contact the club via our website www. or follow us on Facebook @WendoverJuniorFootball or Twitter @WendoverJuniors.

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Club Corner November. For either occasion you can sign up for a taster session or get more details by calling Stacey Hewitt at BBOWT’s College Lake Reserve on 01442 826774 or emailing For something more leisurely, BBOWT has a talk on the reintroduction of beavers in the UK at 7.45pm on Tuesday 21 November at Gt Missenden Memorial Centre, or a walk looking at the history and wildlife of Weston Turville at 10.30am on Saturday 25 November (please book online at

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local junior side Vale Reds FC, the Club’s goal is to provide girls’ and women’s football to as many players as possible from Aylesbury and the surrounding areas, regardless of background or ability. “As an FA Charter Standard Club,” says Chairperson and Ladies player Debs Hewes, “all our coaches are dedicated to growing grassroots football and helping players realise their personal and sporting potential.” The Club are also keen to promote the social and community benefits of playing football. “We have participated in the Mix 96 Tour de Vale, Aylesbury Santa Dash and other charity events,” says Debs. “We also organise regular social events such as trips to the panto and bowling, and next year we will be going to Wembley to watch the Women’s FA Cup Final.”

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On the pitch the Firsts are off to a cracking start seeing 3 wins out of 4! The Reserves are going through a transition period at the moment which is seeing them ending in mixed results but with support from the First’s, we hope that they can come out stronger with each match. This month’s player of the month is Sean

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RAF Halton A number of volunteers, mostly ex-RAF, work at RAF Halton in the Trenchard Museum and the James McCudden Flight Heritage Centre (JMFHC). They look after the exhibits and deliver museum tours for both station personnel and visitors alike. One of the volunteers is retired Sqn Ldr Phil Humphrey who is building his own light aircraft, a Pietenpol Air Camper, in the JMFHC. The Air Camper is a 2-seat 1929 American design. Phil recently took his aircraft to the Light Aircraft Association (LAA) national rally at Sywell, Northants, where he was awarded the Albert Codling trophy for the best partbuilt aeroplane. The trophy will be formally presented at the LAA AGM in October. To be able to build his own aircraft Phil had to register the project with the LAA – they hold authority to oversee the construction of amateur-built aircraft in UK. An LAA inspector will assess the work at various stages, checking for build quality, correct materials and conformity with the design

country since the 1970s and most are still being flown. I was delighted to accept the trophy and look forward to being presented with it formally at the LAA AGM.” Phil spent 38 years in the RAF, commissioning at the age of 26 as an Engineer Officer. His career was spent mostly in the Buckinghamshire area and London and he now lives in Aylesbury. He flies with the Halton Aeroplane Club to keep his licence valid while he is building and is happy for drawings. Phil has purchased almost all anyone who would like to see the aircraft his materials and fittings from a specialist to contact the station, details below. The company in America. When the project aircraft is now registered as G-EEAA. is finished, a Permit to Test will be issued allowing test flying. Then, if all is well, a full RAF Halton is always looking for volunteers Permit to Fly will be granted, and Phil will be to work a few hours a week at the Station’s allowed to fly far and wide with a passenger. museums. Anyone who is interested should contact the Trenchard Museum in the first Phil said “While this is not an obsession, I do instance on 01296 656481 to speak to the try to spend as much time as possible on it. It Curator, Francis Hanford, or by e-mail: has taken 3 years so far and will hopefully be To visit the completed within the next 2 years. Over 30 JMFHC and see the project for yourself, of these aircraft have been home-built in this please phone 01296 656923.

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You Write Orchard Green Open House and Garden on their shoes. This is so anti-social; if you Wendover Taxis Thank you to everyone who supported our Open House and Garden on Saturday 2 September when we raised £1200 for Cancer Research UK. A special thank you to Debbie Tolputt who so kindly served tea and cakes all afternoon. Thank you to Debbie and to many others who baked and donated cakes. It was indeed a sunny and enjoyable occasion. Helen Yabsley

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The HS2 meeting arranged by the Parish Council and The Wendover Society on Friday 6 October was very well attended with many interesting questions being asked although little new information was forthcoming from the HS2 team. What did transpire however was quite how many decisions will have to be agreed with County and District Councils especially during the construction stage. What a pity then that neither County or District Councillors chose to attend such an important meeting . Elizabeth Richards

have a dog you should take responsibility for I note in your ‘events’ column, October cleaning up after it. 2017, that our attention is drawn to the arrival of Wendover Taxis, according to On a similar theme, I understand that their advertiment an all singing, all dancing, someone has been picking up after their professional one stop shop for all of our travel dog then randomly throwing the bags on to needs. They have advertised their number peoples drives round the corner in Icknield at Wendover Station for several weeks and Close. You have done the hard bit in picking having tried to use their services I trust that it up, please just take it home and dispose of they can improve on their record so far. in your own bin. Not sure what can be done about this, I imagine the roads mentioned On the first occasion they were unable to are not the only ones affected. privide a cab at 9:15 at night at Wendover S Walton (Mrs) Station for ‘about 15minutes’ so I walked. Response from WPC: On the second occasion I booked a taxi We suffer the same frustrations at Wendover from the train, received a confirmation on Parish Council and our contractors get my phone and then discovered no taxi at covered in the mess. We put up signs in the the appointed time at Wendover when we parks but someone tore them down… arrived. In addition I was quoted £6.50 for a 1 mile journey which for the last two years I’ve stepped in it myself on the pavements has been locally charged at £4.00 (on appeal along Tring Road twice now; it really is and further checking, the fare was reduced baffling as I am a dog owner and use a torch to £5.00 which is still a 20% increase on the to make sure I don’t leave mess. norm). I have also heard of another case of I have asked my Deputy Clerk to contact SKD one of their cabs failing to make the appointed Environmental who are contracted by the time to transport a family to a funeral.

District Council to warden dog mess as they have the powers of enforcement. They have I hope they live up to their advertisement I am sorry to have to be writing to you again already been asked to do more patrols in and that we get the promised service about the problem of dog fouling. I am a Wendover. Manor Road and Tring Road are without paying through the nose for it. resident of Manor Road and you kindly definitely on the list. name and email address supplied printed a letter about this some time ago. I have been cutting the grass verge between I would say that it is a common issue Response from Wendover Taxis: cuts by the Council (as it is easier to spot nationwide but it doesn’t excuse it, especially Wendover Taxis apologises for any teething when the grass is short!). Once again the in a lovely place like Wendover. problems in the first few weeks serving the last time I went out there were several piles local community. The meet the team event to be cleared before I was able to use the Dog fouling is dealt with by AVDC Here is a on 1 October showed the quality of vehicles mower. I have today gone to post a letter link to their website with advice and a report owned by the company and their newly and find more on the grass. The road is busy form: installed cab tracking system. The local with school children who often walk across dog-fouling charge is £4 for journeys within Wendover. the grass, how nice to go home with that Ella Jones, Clerk to Wendover Parish Council They do not offer any fares ending in 50p.

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Tribute: Eric Miller Eric Miller, an appreciation Eric Miller, or Dusty as so many knew him, had a seemingly endless supply of jokes that he tailored to his audience be they child or adult. So often when we met Eric would say “Here, did you hear the one about..?” Eric was born locally and spent most of his life in the area. His national service was spent in Britain, although he was on standby for Malaya, and those two years provided him with much fuel for his many jokes. In later years he became a football referee in the Aylesbury Sunday Combination matches, later becoming a football referee assessor only giving this up due to his illness. Eric had a wide range of interests which included shooting where he became Chairman and then President of the Wendover Rifle Club. Professionally, he was an Environmental Health Officer with Bucks County Council, a job which took him out and about meeting all manner of people, many of whom became useful contacts and friends. And for many years he enjoyed being a Justice of the Peace sitting on the Aylesbury Bench, a voluntary role, which I found useful when job hunting and needing a character referee. At Quainton Dusty was an early Trustee holding the positions of Vice Chairman and Fund Raising Officer who ran and promoted the annual raffle - and he was instrumental in halting the proposed sale of GWR 7200 at an EGM, forming the 7200 Trust and becoming its first Hon Secretary. He acted as a Santa at Christmas for a good many years and was elected as one of our three Vice Presidents. Over the years he applied for a wide range of grants for all sorts of projects, notably assisting the late Andrew Bratton last year in obtaining a substantial amount to repair and repaint our Romney buildings. Eric was very much a people person who enjoyed his self-appointed role of selling raffle tickets from his satchel as he wandered amongst our visitors every Sunday afternoon wearing his trademark flat cap. I shall miss

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cricketer, later becoming a football referee in the newly formed Aylesbury Sunday Combination. On retiring from this, he became a referee assessor for the Berks and Bucks F.A. Another of Eric’s sporting interests was small bore rifle shooting, this was done at Wendover Rifle Club where he became chairman for a number of years before graduating to life president. Dusty and will always remember him for his long jokes, usually delivered quietly and which frequently concluded with his own, distinctive chuckle. He is survived by his wife and three children to whom we send our sincere condolences. Tony Lyster, Bucks Rail Centre, Quainton Mr Eric Miller was a student of Aylesbury Grammar School between 1945 and 1950, in Ridley House. He was involved in School life as an Old Aylesburian for many years and in recent years we were fortunate to welcome Eric back to School to lay a wreath on the School memorial at our Middle School assembly to celebrate Remembrance Day. Each year Eric spoke vividly about Aylesbury in the 1920s, his father’s experiences during the Great War, his personal reminiscences of the war and the huge sacrifice made by the many thousands who fought for this country. We are hugely grateful to Eric for taking the time to share his insight and poignant memories with our student community. Aylesbury Grammar School Eric Miller, or Dusty as he was known to many, had a seemingly endless supply of jokes that he tailored to suit his audience, be they child or adult. So often when meeting Eric he would say “Have I told you the one about …?

Professionally he was an Environmental Health Officer with Aylesbury Vale District Council. This was a job that took him out and about meeting many people most of whom became useful contacts and friends. For many years Eric was a Justice of the Peace on the Aylesbury Bench, a voluntary role that he served with great pride. At the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre Dusty was an early Trustee holding the positions of Vice Chairman and Fundraising Officer in which capacity he ran and promoted the annual raffle. He was also instrumental in halting the proposed sale of GWR heavy freight locomotive 7200 and also the subsequent restoration of this loco, sadly passing before its eventual return to steam. Eric acted the role of Santa on the Christmas Specials for a good many years and a few years ago was elected an Hon Vice President of the society. Over the years Eric had successfully applied for a wide range of grants for a number of projects at the museum - mainly infrastructure related. Eric was a popular person who enjoyed his self appointed role of selling raffle tickets from his satchel as he wandered amongst the visitors on a Sunday afternoon wearing his trademark flat cap.

Eric was born in Aylesbury and spent most of his life in the area , only moving away to complete his national service and a spell working in Wiltshire.

His ashes were placed in his parents’ grave at St Dunstan’s Church, Monks Risborough. Eric is survived by Pam, his wife of many years, and by his sons Jonathan and Gareth and daughter Erica. In his younger days Eric was an accomplished John Porterl

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Local Face: Vaughan Davies Vaughan and his family moved to Wendover in 2000, but it was a return to old haunts. He first stepped onto the platform of Wendover Station in January 1964 to start a three-year Aircraft Apprenticeship at Royal Air Force Halton. The town’s pubs became the first port of call when given time off at the camp. Many have now gone or have transformed into something new, for example the Rose and Crown on the old Tring Road has now given way to housing and the Four Seasons Pub is now a curry house. Wendover’s new library was still on the drawing board. It was a great start to life for those who passed through Halton. Vaughan joined the 106th Entry, the last of the original Aircraft Apprentice ‘Trenchard’s Brats’ entries, formed by Lord Trenchard after World War 1. Training as an Aircraft Electrical Fitter he will never forget ‘marching to work’ behind either a Pipe or Brass Band to and from the Workshops and Schools either side of Chestnut Avenue, crossing Main Point where traffic had to queue twice a day while hundreds of youths aged between 16 and 19 years had crossed. Ceremonial duties included route-lining in Whitehall on State Visits and marching in Sir Winston Churchill’s funeral in 1965. He fenced for Training Command, winning a Bronze Medal at the inter-services Royal Tournament. Graduating in December 1966, he was posted to RAF Brize Norton, servicing VC10s. During his time there he studied for an HNC at Oxford Polytechnic (now Oxford Brookes Uni) and qualified in Applied Electronics, Digital Computers and Microwave Engineering. In 1973 he was posted to Scampton on photo reconnaissance Vulcans.

In 1974 Vaughan saw the first opportunities of the ‘digital age’ outside RAF life and joined Linotype-Paul, a phototypesetting systems company revolutionising the hot metal printing industry. Many installations during 1974 to 1976 took him to major newspaper and book publishing companies in Europe which led to a contract in Copenhagen, where he lived between 1976 and 1978.

move to community library status, with professional library staff assisted by trained local volunteers. As a Freemason since 1992, Vaughan saw the opportunity ‘to put something back into the community’, training as a Counter Assistant along with about 30 others. He became a Trustee and one of the founder members of the Friends of Wendover Library (FOWL) and sought funding from Buckinghamshire Freemasons for the installation of an interactive touch-screen presentation facility in the Meeting Room. FOWL then funded a Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound System to form ‘On Screen’, which holds a very successful cinema experience open to everyone in the community on the third Friday of each month. FOWL welcomed the opportunity to have the ‘Wendover Remembers’ wallhanging permanently displayed in the library and Vaughan worked with all contributors to oversee its final unveiling last year.

He manages IT issues including communications, membership subscriptions, “Learn my Way” computer training at the Library library website, newsletter, as well as the yearly photo competition and leading to the Returning to England and settling in Chesham, annual calendar and helps at the ‘Learn My he became a systems engineer at CASE Way’ computer sessions on the first Tuesday communications. He then ‘crossed to the of each month. other side’ and joined the Sales and Marketing Department. A long association with data and Married to Susan, his wife of 35 years, telecommunications followed, integrating they have a son, Sam, a GP Partner in computers through a number of highly Gloucestershire and daughter Georgina, a established communications companies, mobile beauty therapist in Aylesbury who which have transformed the digital world as is expecting her second child in December. we know it today as the Internet and World Their other two daughters, Kirsty and Sarah live in the USA and Canada respectively, and Wide Web. He retired in 2010. there will be 8 grandchildren by the end of On 1 December 2012 Wendover’s library 2017! Leisure pursuits include music, gym, became one of a growing number to astronomy and website design.

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



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



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Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell

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Thames Valley Police at Wendover Community Library

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



Colour Wheel Art Class, all topics, Ellesborough Parish Hall

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

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

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Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell


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



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


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Halton Military Wives Choir rehearsals



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


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



Wendover Weekly Market, Manor Waste



Fun Dog Training, Ellesborough Parish Hall



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

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


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

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

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



Healing Meditation Group, £10


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Lipreading and Hearing Loss Course, Library Room




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

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

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Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

View from the Chair

The difference between a problem and an opportunity can be a subtle one. It often depends how we view things. Most people who view the closure of RAF Halton see the problem: more houses, more traffic, more pressure on schools and services. There are positives though and Wendover is going to need a positive attitude as we pick our way through the future. Being Chairman of the Parish Council allows me to work closely with our professional staff. These are the people who deliver the services, the markets, the safe and interesting play facilities, the allotments, our streetlights, litter picking and a host of other services that make Wendover tick. They are also the people who find things out for us and answer our questions.

Land North of Aylesbury Road

Local Produce Market

Planning permission for the Halton Lane/ Worlds End Lane site has been refused Saturday 18 November, 9am to 1pm Manor Waste by the Planning Inspectorate. The main reasons being the protection of the AONB, Heron Path the coalescence of Halton and Wendover The first section of repairs to the Heron Path and visual effect on the area. https://acp. has been completed. aspx?caseid=3158833 Clock Tower

The scaffolding is down and the refurbishment of the lower tier of the Clock Tower roof is complete.

Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 7 November 7.30pm St Anne’s Hall

Devolved Services (& Weeds!)

Hampden Meadow and Ashbrook

As the appointed contractor has ceased trading, Amersham Town Council will finish the grass cutting for this season. Rather than contract out this work, it has been decided by the Council that it will be more cost effective to employ another groundsman Currently they’re supporting my efforts who can not only deal with grass cutting, but on HS2 mitigation; keeping an eye on the also other roadside matters such as weeds, Neighbourhood Plan and VALP process; which we know have been a recent bugbear! organising the Village Quiz and preparing our Christmas events. While doing all of this they also organise the Council’s committees; Charity Stalls look after the website; keep the finances Free spaces for charity stalls are available straight plus supervise the maintenance and at both the Weekly Market and the Local Produce Markets, for which in some improvements of our facilities. circumstances, a table and gazebo can be Councillors take ideas forward to become provided. Spaces must be booked through decisions but it’s our staff that deliver most the Parish Council and stall holders are expected to stay for the full market opening of the outcomes. Tom Walsh, Chairman times of 9am to 1pm on Saturdays or 9am to 4pm on Thursdays.

The roof of the Hampden Meadow shelter has been renewed and the walls have been painted. The swings in the play areas at Hampden Meadow and Ashbrook have been repaired or replaced.


By the copy date for this issue of Wendover News the survey on ‘Events” had only received 10 responses. The new survey is about the interest in Parish services for young people. Questions will aim to ask opinions on the skate park and a potential MUGA for Ashbrook. A MUGA is a multi use games area, allowing different sports to be played on a single surface. The survey will close on 18 December for results to be reported to the full Council at its January meeting. Please make an effort to take part as this is one of the ways we find out about Community interest. The survey is on the PC Did you know . . . ? Your Parish Council is responsible for 170 trees website Wendover Parish Council, The Clock Tower, High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU

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