Wendover News January 2018

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support organisations and individuals in Wendover. Over the years, more than £1.5 million pounds has been awarded in grants and loans.

Debbie Cattle, owner of Cornelli, in front of her winning window, clutching the Best Dressed Window Cup, which was awarded at the Christmas Event, second prize Fiona Faber, third prize Rennie Grove. Thank you to all retailers who dress their windows so beautifully for us all to enjoy throughout the year.

Lionel Abel-Smith Trust

The Trust was established in 1977 when Lionel Abel-Smith, then Lord of the Manor of Wendover, gave to the village a number of properties in Pound Street. His wish was that the rental income should be used to

The Trustees will hold their 40th Annual Meeting on Wednesday 25 April 2018 to consider grant applications from individuals and organisations from within the parish of Wendover and the Moor Park Estate. Applications for the Spring Meeting must be received by Wednesday 28 February with full contact details and, if possible, email address to: clerk@wendovertrust. org or Clerk to the Trust, 14A Vicarage Close, Wendover, Bucks. HP22 6DS. For more details go to the website www. wendovertrust.org. Grants can be available to cases of real need throughout the year.

RAF Flypast

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

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



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

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Cats, dogs & small pets Birds & exotics

Cycle Rides and Local Walks

Charity Coffee Mornings

Simply Walk meets each Tuesday at 10.00 at Wendover Clock Tower and the first Thursday at 11.00 near Café in the Woods. Have a look at the listings on pages 30 & 31 for details. The Ramblers have a programme of organised walks of varying length and difficulty locally. More on pages 30 & 31.

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

Aylesbury Cyclist Touring Club has group rides throughout the county, see southbuckscycling.or​g.uk/rides. Any bike will do as long as it’s roadworthy. Newcomers welcome, please try an easy-paced ride first. Easy-Paced Rides 09.30am Sundays: January’s ride start points have been chosen but ride leaders have not; please see the website for details.

Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Visit the fantastic Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery, café, shop and garden. Until 20 Jan, “Christmas Toy Box”, and until 24 Feb, “Ex Libris - Altered Books”. For charges, opening and activity times, birthday parties and more please check www.buckscountymuseum.org.

Wendover and Halton Cycling Club meets weekly at 18.30 Wednesdays, 18.00 Thursdays, 08.30 Sundays. All meetings at Halton UK tennis and sports village. Parking, showers/changing and café on site. Contact Otec Bikes for information 07824 828024. See advert page 10.

Bucks County Museum & Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery

Epiphany Concert

Sat 6, 7pm, St Anne’s Church The last of Paul Bell’s Christmas concert tour. Tickets £7.50 in advance, £10 on the door. Contact revremco@gmail.com.

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Tue 9, 7.45pm, St Anne’s Hall We start off the New Year with an evening of “Pot Luck” when we make our own fun and Regular Events at Wendover Library entertainment. Visitors are most welcome. “Learn My Way” computer training 1st Contact: Margaret Currell - 01296 582318. Tuesday of each month, please book. www.wendoverwi.weebly.com Children’s Book Club, 1st Saturday every month, 2.30pm - details from the Wendover Art Club Library. Bounce & Rhyme resumes Tue 9. Wed 10 & 24, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Rm International Conversation - Fri 12, please Featuring an evening with art historian Peter book. Knit & Natter, Tue 16, 1.30-3.30pm. Huntley, who discusses Titian on the 10th, Scrabble Club, 4th Tuesday each month, and a working evening creating pictures of 2.30pm. “Jigsaw Challenge” Jan & Feb. Venice on the 24th.

Cake & Biscuit Decorating

Chiltern Writers

Cornelli Sugarcraft (see advert page 13) runs Thu 11, 8pm, Wendover Library Room courses each term. www.cornellisugarcraft. Featuring speaker Rowan Coleman, who will co.uk. See events pages 30 & 31. be giving a talk on characterisation.

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Events Lipreading & Hearing Loss Classes start Fri 12, Wendover Library Room See advert page 4 and article page 13.

Guided Walk

Sat 13, 10.30am-12,30pm College Lake “Ducks Galore” with BBOWT. Booking essential at www.bbowt.org. uk/events

Bring & Buy Sale

Sat 13, 2-4pm, St Mary’s W Turville You never know what you’ll find! See advert page 4.

Messy Church

Sun 14 , 3.30-5.30pm, starting in St Anne’s Hall Another year of Messy Church begins on Sunday 14th. All are welcome to enjoy messy (and not so messy) activities, a story and song and a meal together. No charge. Children, please remember to bring an adult with you.

Wendover Horticultural Society Thu 18, 2.30pm, Library Room AGM and a video afterwards.


Fri 19, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room ‘The Limehouse Golem’ (12), a horror-mystery starring Olivia Cooke, Bill Nighy, and Douglas Booth, and directed by Juan Carlos Medina. Tickets £5 from the Library.

Travel Impressions Holiday Showcase

Sat 20, 10am-3pm, Victoria Hall, Tring Planning a holiday for 2018? See advert page 4! January Loyalty Card Offers If you are not receiving the monthly email reminder and would like to, please check your spam and junk folders or send your details, including your ILW card number to ilovewendover@wendoverchamber.co.uk

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

Hemingford Pest Control: £10 off ANY accepted quote 07736 327808 Martin Holman: 10% off domestic treatment prices 07510 290321 No2 Pound Street: 10% OFF our delicious Deli Tasting Platters (not in conjunction with any other offers) Perry House Dental Surgery: 20% off bleaching, conditions apply The Lo� Studio & Gallery: FREE artist’s card with Limited Edition print purchase Oakwood Wellbeing: 20% off first class block booking, saving £16, if used before 31 January. 01296 823 044 info@oakwood.org.uk Vapor Clean: 10% discount to new customers on 1st oven or carpet clean Village Environmental Services: 20% discount on accepted estimate for CCTV drain survey or drain clearance, 07850 635844 Wendover Computers: 10% off install, setup and data transfer when purchasing a nano or laptop. 10% off Windows Vista upgrades. pete@wendover-computers.co.uk, 0800 3118385, 07881 555482 Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre: 10% off pet consultations and vaccinations (T& Cs apply) 01296 623439 Wendover Wood: 10% discount 01296 623869


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(or in) ill health or loss. Churches Together in Wendover are offering a short, gentle event including prayer, music, silence and stillness which you may enjoy and find helpful. You do not need to be a church member to attend. All are welcome. Do come and experience God’s healing touch. See advert this page.

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LEGACY FAIRS Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 18 January 9am-2pm (Trade 8am) Entrance by donation to Charity Wendover Memorial Hall email: peter.stevenspeter@aol.com

You are warmly invited to A Service for Wholeness and Healing St Mary’s Church, Wendover Sunday 21 January at 3.30pm The service lasts for about 40 minutes

Sat 20, 2pm, Turnfurlong Jr School HP21 7PL Mon 22, 7.30pm, Prebendal Hall Comm Ctre Talk: Crime in 18th-Century England. Entry £4. HP19 7QW “Worldwide Green Birding, including www.bucksfhs.org.uk personalities and their achievements“ & Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild “Birds seen during Biking Birder years” by Gary Sat 20, 2.30pm, S Mandeville Meth Church Prescott. www.rspb.org.uk/grou​ps/aylesbury “Libby Smith - Inspired to Stitch” Libby is passionate about textiles and embroidery Mulled Wine & Crime which are part of her life every day. Thu 25, 7pm, Wendover Library Room Author Alex Howard brings his crime writing libbysmith11.blogspot.co.uk tales to Wendover Library in this event Service for Wholeness & Healing rescheduled from November. Please book. Sun 21, 3.30pm, St Mary’s Church At this darkest time of year, many of us Weston Turville Historical Society struggle with personal problems and Fri 26, 8pm, W Turville Village Hall depressive conditions, often resulting from “The old LNWR Station - High Street

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Classes starting 12 February at Halton Village Hall Yoga Relaxation Birth preparation

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Aylesbury” with speaker Tim Peacock. • 3 & 4 Mar - Chilterns MS Centre Art Exhibition Entrance - £2 members, £3 visitors. www. • 7 Apr - World Challenge 2019 Fundraiser wthsoc.org.uk • 27 May - Wendover Celebrates 2018

Quiz Night with Raffle & Silent Auction CribFest 2017

Wendover Free Church thanks all those who produced the wonderful array of creative nativity scenes for December’s CribFest. It was hard for visitors to choose their favourite as each one was special in its own way. The results of the vote for groups were: in first place, 2nd Wendover Guides; 2nd place, Wendover Junior School; 3rd place, St Anne’s Church Children’s Liturgy. For Coming Soon - Save the Date! individuals, Alice & Penny Miles received 1st • 2 Feb - Stay & Play for pre-schoolers at prize, Mal Williams 2nd prize and Lexi White Wendover Community Library. Booking 3rd prize. Congratulations to all winners! essential. • 3 Feb - CDRS Quiz Calendar Competition! • 6 Feb - Elgar Piano Quintet as part of Did you get some good photos of the Chiltern Arts Festival 2018 local area Autumn/Christmas/during the • 9 Feb - Chilterns MS Centre Quiz Night snow? Please submit them to Wendover • 12 Feb - YogaBellies classes begin, see Community Library for their competition advert this page with a chance to have them included in the • 23 Feb - Pace Pamper Evening 2019 calendar. Details from the Library. Sat 27, 7pm, St Anne’s Hall Raising funds for Future Sense Foundation to take part in a charity challenge to Thailand to volunteer in a hill tribe village. Tickets £7.50 including meal, teams of up to 6 people. To book your place contact jackieg2511@ btinternet.com or 01296 622763.

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Standing Ovation for WCS Christmas Concert

“Marvellous!”, “Your best yet!”, “What a lovely way to start Christmas!”. Such were the responses to Wendover Choral Society’s performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in December, which received a standing ovation.

with many operatic roles under his belt, tenor Cameron Mitchell, who first performed a solo at the Royal Albert Hall at the tender age of 15, and bass Nicholas Mogg, a prolific solo performer at home and abroad.

WCS Christmas concerts have developed a strong following, and the house was once again full as the choir, accompanied by the Equale Baroque Soloists, stepped up to the challenge of telling the Christmas story – this time in German. Music Director Peter Bassano conducted with his usual gusto.

“We really enjoyed the concert. Many congratulations. It must have taken a lot of rehearsals and hard work, which certainly paid off,” said one audience member, whose words will be a comfort for the choir as they shiver through rehearsals in the church over the coming winter evenings.

Much anticipated among the four stellar young Royal Academy of Music soloists was Milly Forrest, who had wowed the audience and the media when she made an unexpected debut at Wigmore Hall over the summer after the original soprano soloist pulled out. Forrest, then working as an usher, was drafted in as a last-minute replacement and won rave reviews. In the Christmas Oratorio, she was ably matched by counter-tenor Hamish McLaren, a former Cambridge choral scholar

The choir’s spring concert, on 5 May, will feature the great Sir Thomas Allen, widely regarded as one of the great lyrical baritones of the 20th century. Allen will be singing the title role in Joseph Horowitz’s oratorio, Samson, and the programme will include the world premiere of a piece commissioned by WCS.

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You Write Let the Chilterns Sing – Raise the Roof that everyone including AVDC and Bucks CC On 18 November, Rotary in Wendover and District put on its sixth Let the Chilterns Sing Concert. This year we had a Masterclass in the afternoon with the intention to Raise the Roof at the evening concert.

are missing the perfect opportunity to use this site as a new secondary school for the areas including Wendover, Stoke Mandeville, Aston Clinton, Weston Turville and maybe even Broughton and half of Tring Road in Aylesbury.

Seventy individuals from various towns and choirs from around the area signed up for the Masterclass and they combined with 40 from the Wing Singers to create a good sized choir. ANTIQUE & FINE ART AUCTIONEERS The choir was ably and energetically coached Monthly Auctions of Antiques & Fine Art and rehearsed by Jill Neenan who is the Quarterly Picture Auctions, General Auctions Musical Director of Wing Singers. After three Sporting & Country Pursuits Auctions hours’ rehearsal of about a dozen songs Partial & Total House Clearance undertaken from various genres ranging from Bring me Insurance, Probate & Family Division Valuations sunshine to Panis Angelicus, the choir was Free Auction Valuations Available! confident enough to put on a concert in the evening to about 80 people who had come The Claydon Saleroom, Calvert Rd. Middle Claydon, Buckingham, MK18 2EZ along to listen to this choir brought together Tel: 01296 714434 Fax: 01296 714492 for one day only. info@dickinsauctioneers.com www.dickinsauctioneers.com The concert was thoroughly enjoyed by the audience and the choristers who had signed up to take on the challenge of putting on a concert after only one rehearsal. The feedback was that there was interest to do this again, so Rotary in Wendover is now considering doing a similar choral event next Ian Phipps MCFHP MAFHP year which will be even more challenging.

The buildings are already in place for educational purposes as it is a training centre, there are sports facilities and plenty of parking for both staff and students, the site is well-situated for the many new housing estates that either exist or are being planned for the area and there are many cycle routes already in place. It would take the strain off the Grange School and the current John Colet School site could be knocked down, and the prime location that it sits on, used for housing. Wharf Road and Manor Road currently have three schools squeezed onto it as well as nurseries, and the traffic issues around the area at school drop-off and pickup are now becoming a major cause for concern with regards to child safety - Bucks CC know this, the school travel plans suggest that all three schools sharing this site have been concerned about the safety of their students for many years.

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Whilst the event was intended to be enjoyable for all those who attended and participated, it was also a fund raising event for Parkinson’s UK and we are pleased to say that the event raised over £2000 for this charity. Kevin Towler

Poppy Appeal

The school would still be called the John Colet taking many more students and could also house a larger sixth form centre maybe even offering practical based courses for those students not wishing to do A Levels, who currently have to travel to Aylesbury or Amersham to take vocational college courses. All this would alleviate the traffic congestion around Wendover and surrounding routes and along the A413. It is such an obvious solution that I cannot understand why nobody has thought about it, it doesn’t stop houses being built, but it will take the traffic out of Wendover during busy times giving our children a safe journey to and from school and a new housing estate on the current JCS site within walking distance of all schools, shops and the station. Miss A Davies, Wendover

The Royal British Legion Wendover had another very successful poppy appeal this year. Thanks to all the outlets that allowed us to use them, all the volunteers who help distribute and collect the “tins” etc, especially the Air Training Corps (2409 RAF Halton) who stood out in the cold to help with the appeal. Due to the generosity of the people of Wendover and RAF Halton I’m pleased to inform you that the total collected New Year Resolution? exceeds £8000.00. Thank you all. Suggestion from a reader: please be more John Thompson, PAO Wendover litter conscious. I counted 51 pieces between Budgens and St Anne’s Close the other day (excluding cigarette ends). I often pick up RAF Halton Closure I read the article in Wendover News from something to dispose of if I know there’s a the Wendover Society regarding the future litter bin coming up! Name & address supplied. closure of RAF Halton and it seems to me Please mention Wendover News when responding to adverts

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difficult to keep warm or prevent the water pipes from freezing. A request was sent from the Parish Council to the officials at Halton Camp asking if some of the small wood from the tree felling Alfred de Rothschild in the area could be sent to the poor of Wendover. The reply stated that all the wood had been requisitioned by the Army but the matter would be borne in mind.

Corporal Alfred Drake of the Royal Engineers Signal Service was killed on 15 January 1918 when the cellar in which he was sleeping collapsed on him. Alfred was born in Wendover, the son of Alfred (hay binder) and Sarah Drake of the Tring Road. Aged 26, he was killed near Nurlu, in the Somme region. He and his wife Annie lived in Hampstead and he enlisted in Kilburn. An extract of a letter written by his commanding officer was published in the Bucks Herald on Feb.2.I always regarded him more as a friend than an NCO, and I have never met a man more to be relied on. He was buried in a little cemetery quite near us, the service being carried out by the Assistant Chaplain. I will get a cross made as soon as possible.

In the School Log Book Mr Molineux reported a steep drop in attendance and several cases of mumps. He also noted the death of Mr Alfred de Rothschild who had been such a great supporter of the school. On the anniversary of his birthday and at Christmas, Mr Rothschild gave each child a shilling and members of the staff a guinea. The flag was flown at half-mast.

In Germany and in Austria-Hungary civilians protested against the shortage of food. In the Middle East TE Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) organised Arab forces to carry out guerrilla attacks against the Turks. In the United States President Wilson put forward his Fourteen Points as a basis for peace discussions. These included open diplomacy, freedom of the seas, reduction of armaments, the removal of economic barriers the restoration of Belgian independence. Prohibition was introduced into the United States.

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Soup Kitchen attached to the of the Parish At home, January 1918 brought bitterly Congregational Church, Tring Council said Road, opened in 1912. cold weather. The scarcity of oil made it that it was

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with extreme regret that they heard of the death of Mr de Rothschild. Wendover was represented at the funeral by Mr Joseph Rance and Mr Fred Pedel, two members of the Council. The funeral was held at the Jewish Cemetery Willesden. The Council wished to record some of his good deeds and kindness to the inhabitants of the town. The Soup Kitchen which opened in 1912 provided soup and bread for the poor each winter; the assistance given to local churches irrespective of creed; and the lavish hospitality given to over 4,000 inhabitants at the Coronation of both Edward VII and George V. Many public improvements had also been made possible through Mr Alfred’s generosity, such as the widening of Tring Road and the rebuilding of the Halton Perch Bridge. His great kindness in so many ways would ever be honoured by the inhabitants of that part of Bucks. The Council signified their approval by all rising.

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Richard Baker, ex-John Colet School, set up his organic food company The Coconut Cow after reading about the positive effects coconut oil has on Alzheimer’s and Vascular Dementia. His grandfather had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s with little benefit. “We know first-hand how devastating Alzheimer’s and Dementia can be and would like to help others who are experiencing it.” “We believe this can work wonders for people so we’re looking at releasing our products onto the market. But before we can do so, we need a small number of people to take part in a market research project. This will involve taste tests and feedback on any changes in concentration, mood and overall health.” Those who are interested in getting involved should contact Richard on 07591 099783 or email richie@thecoconutcow.co.uk. There are no charges involved and there will be absolutely no obligation or pressure to buy.

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from Winslow and Wendover came to make a grand total of 97 tappers in the Memorial Hall. Refreshments were Dancers ranged in age available from 12 from Gracie, age 3, to noon and donations Monica, age 90 years reached £474.54 including approxmately £75 collected at the Thursday Antique Fair. Each tap dancer wore a t-shirt designed especially for the occasion and the sale of these raised £1160.00. Unfortunately the whole event fell 78 dancers short of the record.

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News from Halton Road Use

Here in our beautiful rural setting we all use the lanes in our cars to get from A to B, and of course we all drive sensibly, within the speed limits, and with respect for other road users and pedestrians….. or do we?

Perch Bridge on Halton Lane has a maximum weight limit of 7.5 tons. In recent weeks vehicles of over 18 tons have been seen using the bridge. If the bridge develops a major fault due to vehicles of excessive weight using it, we will all suffer. The resulting road closure and subsequent diversions would be evident for many months. Please let the Parish Council know if you witness overweight vehicles using the bridge, noting the date and time of the incident and taking a photo if safe to do so.

Halton Parish Council is working to encourage drivers to keep within the speed limit and to make the village safer for all. At this time of year ice can stay on the road surface for much of the day as many of our roads are treelined and in shadow so great care needs to Halton Village Hall Refurbishment be taken. Recently many animals have been Halton Parish Council have recently applied to victims of vehicle strikes, which can be very the Vale Lottery for funding to refurbish the upsetting for all concerned. Village Hall, which is a focal point of our village. The flashing speed sign has been moved around the village for two years now and provides data This is an opportunity as a community to on vehicle speeds, movement and numbers. support a very worthwhile cause and also Road markings have recently been renewed have a chance of winning. The Vale Lottery and several ‘It’s 30 for a reason’ signs have is a weekly draw that directly supports local been placed around the village. Children, pets, good causes. 50% of ticket sales go straight elderly residents, cyclists and horseback riders to your chosen good cause. 10% of the ticket all use the village roads and surrounding area. purchase goes into the AVDC good cause

pot which can be applied to by charities and other non-profit making organisations. There is a 1 in 50 chance of winning! Only £1 per ticket per week gives a chance of winning up to £25,000 and numerous smaller prizes. The more support we can give the more can be raised for good causes. More info can be found on the Vale Lottery web site www. valelottery.co.uk.

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The Parish Council would kindly ask dog owners to respect our local area and to think of others who also use public areas by ensuring they clear up after their dog wherever it fouls. There are several dog waste bins around the village so please use them. There is a mystery surrounding one of these waste bins, which has recently gone missing, together with its metal pole and contents! If anyone has seen a random dog waste bin dumped somewhere please let the Parish Council know, and we will arrange to reinstate it on Clayfield Road.

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Road Farm Countryways CIC - 2017 Update Our grateful thanks to all who’ve helped Road Farm Countryways CIC in 2017, whether as regular Care Farmers or helping fundraise. We involve people with a range of difficulties, disabilities and complex needs to actively work with animals and help maintain the countryside. Some are very physically able with supervised use of hand tools, others need help to fill a box with straw, or to be given the hose to fill a bucket of water, which we may carry together. Our young adults were delighted that the Kung-Fu CrowFighter Scarecrow we made together for the Lindengate competition, protected seeds in the wheat field (spot her from the west side of the train just north of Great Missenden). Over 2017 we welcomed visits from Scouts, Cubs, Guides, Rotary, WI, art groups, various schools, Pace and over 400 locals

on Open Farm Sunday. We had a fantastic Barn Dance with Isla StClair’s magical singing and the Wick Trimmer band’s fantastic playing raising over £800 for our Terrific Toilets appeal. We have a beautiful new Countryways Kitchen, generously funded by the Rothschild Foundation to enable Field to Fork cookery here with all our Farm Helpers, also benefitting the schools which visit. We’re about to finish an adjacent all-purpose room so we’re no longer confined to the tent and outdoor barns. In early 2018 we start our first Countrymen’s Club for rural-loving older gentlemen enduring life’s challenges. The farm is a wonderful place to be part of! For more information or if you can help, please contact Wendy or Duncan Gray, 01494 862413, chalkdell.roadfarm@gmail. com or see www.roadfarmcountryways.com.

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Every Autumn, organisations and groups of friends enter the knockout Quiz, organised 30 by Wendover Parish Council since 1991. It is intended to be light-hearted fun and an 35 opportunity to meet other Wendover people in St Anne's (won 8-4 a relaxing environment. When the first round 35 on tie break) finishes, there is a break for half term, then a gallop to the end! The Old Nickers

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2017 Results

Opposing teams in the final were led by husband and wife. The final scores were very close! The original shield is now kept by Wendover Parish Council. The new shield is being held by Jane Larkham, centre. Her team mates for St Anne's are Sue Gosney, front left, and Stephen Mulcahy to the right of Sue. Captain of the Rotary in Wendover team is Peter Larkham, right, with his team mates Anne McCartin, second right, and Geoff Price at the back.

Councillor Marion Clayton, right, thanking all the teams who participated in the quiz. Huge thanks to the Parish Councillors who were officials, here Steve Worth, left, was scorekeeper and Jennifer Ballantine, second from right, was timekeeper. Jane Ellis, assistant clerk to WPC, organised the whole quiz and helped as scorer in earlier rounds. The greatest thanks to Alan Myers, second from left, question setter and quiz master who spends hours each year researching those tricky questions!

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WINNER: St Anne's

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We went over our Cheaper, Quicker, Simpler option of a mined tunnel for Wendover. We ran through the noise, hydrogeology, environment and farming problems and the impact construction will have on our community and explained how our mined

tunnel proposal will mitigate them. We also gave him an understanding of HS2 Ltd’s and the DfT’s stubborn resistance to our proposal. We were well received. Sir John is a good listener and showed an understanding of the situation. He left me with the feeling that he will start to carefully influence his colleagues to try to gain support for our objectives. This is now a high level game. In the last few weeks Wendover's proposal for a mined tunnel has been discussed at length in the House of Lords and we have been received at the very heart of government. Tom Walsh

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Jazzercise for Epilepsy Society On Saturday 18 November, over 150 Jazzercisers took part in a 6 session marathon at Cottesloe School to raise money for the Epilepsy Society. 10 instructors and 55 routines through the day, including Funky Fusion, Ballet Body & Party Mixx, to keep participants on their toes. The charity was chosen in memory of a young man from Tring, Jeremy Snape, who sadly lost his life to Epilepsy at the young age of 20. More than half a million people in the UK have epilepsy and one third have seizures that cannot be controlled through available anti-epileptic drugs. There are 1,000 deaths from the condition every year, including many children and young adults. Epilepsy can have a devastating effect on people and their families, affecting all aspects of their lives. As well as celebrating Jeremy, the group were also celebrating 10 years of Jazzercise in the local area and Keri Donnellan, the


class owner, teaching Jazzercise for 25 years. To date, more than £7800 has been raised for the Epilepsy Society; £950 of which came from the raffle, which was only possible with the support of local businesses. After the event, the room was buzzing with energy, with exhausted happy people! Here are some of the comments: • Great day today, everything hurts but so worth it. Thanks to all the instructors, you’re rockstars. • Over 25000 steps, more than 3000 calories burned and a huge £7000+ raised • Well done to Keri and her amazing instructors and managers. So well organised. Fun with a serious side. Just an amazing experience. For more, visit jazzercise.net/uk-aylesbury/

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Wendover Neighbourhood Plan is about the future of Wendover so the opinions of young people are especially important. Some members of the Steering Group recently visited John Colet School and the Youth Centre. Our grateful thanks go to Becky and Martha of the Youth Centre plus the clerk and her deputy from Wendover Parish Council. Our thanks also to the staff of John Colet School who permitted us to take over part of some lessons in order to obtain the views and ideas of the young people.

as what is missing in Wendover for the young. Many requested a cinema and more shops. Open spaces and sports facilities also featured strongly. Not very many expected to live in Wendover when older. One of the main reasons was the high price of houses.

Huge thanks to those young people who took part in our survey. Be assured that the thoughts and ideas of the young people of Wendover will play a significant part in the construction of Wendover Neighbourhood Plan. If you have not yet had the opportunity to give your views about the Plan, please go to the website shown above to add your own You will not be surprised that fast food comments. This applies whatever your age, outlets and coffee places figured largely whichever school you attend or attended.

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Wendover Cricket Club thanks all those who contributed to another successful 50/50 Auction on 25 November. Even with much of the bidding reflecting the current economic climate, the club made a profit of some £1,400. The top priced item was a dolls house with contents, fetching £65. The funds raised will go towards the club’s enforced relocation due to HS2.

John Colet School squash team, which plays out of Wendover Squash Club, has entered the Schools U15 National Squash Competition. In the first round they have been drawn against Aylesbury Grammar School, John Hampden Grammar A & B and Indoor training / nets have now been organised for the winter at John Colet Royal Grammar School High Wycombe. School on Saturdays. The Club welcomes The John Colet team did well to beat new players for senior weekend cricket of Aylesbury Grammar School, narrowly lost to any age or ability and they may attend these JHGS A and beat JHGS B. sessions, starting on 7 January for 12 weeks In December, they have their last match in from 18:00 to 19:30, cost £5 per session. the first round against The Royal Grammar For more information, contact Jonathan School, and if they win this they will be Seabrook on 07767 148119 or jseabrook@ through to the next round of the National talktalk.net and he would welcome anyone interested in umpiring for the club. Enquiries Schools Competition. for junior cricket should be made to Richard Well done to John Colet School squash team! Peck at richard@rcpeck.co.uk.

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The school’s head teacher, Jennie Clements, followed up with an email to volunteer Bill McGrath who runs the STEM events. “We just wanted to let you know what a fabulous time was had by Little Kingshill on the recent trip to RAF Halton,” she said. One of our parents commented, “It was a thrilling day! The children were completely engaged and at every activity I had to drag at least one child away who was desperate to continue! Truly a day to remember.”

Ms Clements signed off with some of the comments children had made about the day. Activities began at the Airfield where “Cool and exciting,” said one child. “I want to children experienced sitting in a cockpit. be an engineer now,” said another. They then moved onto learning about the theory of map reading which was led by the The next STEM event is planned for 24 January RAFA Club. Up at the Trenchard Museum the to contribute to the team’s goal of 1,000 school children got a chance to send Morse Code children through the event this school year.


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A Stoma Support Group has been established in Chesham which meets every fourth Monday at The Kings Church Office, Unit 11, Chess Business Park, Moor Road, Chesham, HP5 1SD, 10.30am till 12.30pm. Although you may feel it is a very private and personal matter, you no longer have to feel alone. Whatever your age or ability this group provides support where you can meet and talk with people who experience the isolation of not being able to speak openly of their experiences. It can happen to all ages including young babies and children so it may be some help or support that can be given to parents.

As part of the activities of the group they also support STOMA AID. Our bodies develop and change, new items are produced and for other reasons some items are no longer required. STOMA AID is an organisation associated with the Colostomy Association that sends these unused unwanted items to third world countries where they can be used instead of items such as tin cans, plastic bags or crisp packets. Another great reason to contact the group and come to meet us. Contacts for the Group: Support Group, Carla Wright 07846 354918, carla_wright@sky.com; Stoma Aid, Les Lee 01494 785076, les.lee@zen.co.uk

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Alexander Hamilton and the Wendover Connection With the publicity of the musical “Hamilton” the close connection between Wendover’s 18th century Lord of the Manor, John Barker Church, and Alexander Hamilton should be recorded. Hamilton, appointed by George Washington as the first United States Secretary of the Treasury, and John Barker Church were brothers–in-law. In 1804 Hamilton, using pistols owned by John Barker Church died in a duel with the future vice-president Aaron Burr. The pistols, bought in London by Church were unusual in that they had a concealed hair trigger- what a modern marksman would call a single-set trigger. It has been said that Hamilton booby trapped himself by setting the trigger and firing too soon before taking good aim with these very sensitive pistols.

the famous influential men she met and in Paris soon became a favourite of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, both American ambassadors in France. In London, Church secured his release from bankruptcy and bought a town house in Sackville Street and a country seat, Down House near Windsor Castle. They entertained lavishly and John became a member of the Carlton House Set - known for their love of wine, women and gambling. He left his American banking and land investments in the care of his brother-in-law Alexander Hamilton. Established in England, Church turned his attention to politics as a Whig and contested a seat at Maldon, Essex in 1787 but without success, gaining only 13 votes out of a possible 224. His political ambitions were realised when in 1789 he was able to buy the Wendover Estate from Earl Verney for £25,600. Wendover was a good choice because at that time Wendover was a “rotten” borough where the 150 voters were able to elect two members to Parliament. As most of those lived in cottages owned by the Lord of the Manor they would have been made well aware for whom they should vote. A plan in the Verney Archive at Claydon House shows Wendover in 1792 naming the tenants of the borough cottages and gaps where Mr Church had houses pulled down. The Grange on the corner of Aylesbury Road and Wharf Road is labelled Mr Church’s house and premises. It is not known if he actually lived here but as most of the houses were owned by him it seems this was something special. Church did become active in the House of Commons and held advanced views on Parliamentary reform. In 1794 Church needed to return to America and sold the estate back to the Verney family heir for £35,000 who then sold it on to the Smith family who still have interest in the town.

John Church, an Englishman, was born in Lowestoft in 1748 into an affluent merchant family and was later set up in business as a London dealer by his wealthy uncle John Barker. At the age of 22, however, speculation on the Stock Exchange, gambling and rumours of duelling resulted in him fleeing to America under the assumed name of John Carter. In Boston he became a well-respected and wealthy marine underwriter and supporter of the cause for American independence. In 1776 at the age of 28 he was sent to Albany, New York to audit the accounts of General Philip Schuyler’s Continental Army. The Army, led by George Washington, was formed to coordinate the military efforts of the 13 Colonies in their revolt against the rule of Great Britain. A year later he eloped with Angelica, Philip Schuyler’s eldest daughter. Angelica was a beautiful, intelligent, witty and flirtatious woman whose name was later linked with many scandalous affairs. Alexander Hamilton married Angelica’s sister Elizabeth in December 1780 but rumours of an affair between Angelica and Hamilton scandalized New York society for decades. Despite this Church and Hamilton were friends, business partners and political The bankruptcy of a friend and creditor colleagues. Hamilton named his second son required Church to return to take over the John Church Hamilton after his brother-in-law. security of 100,000 acres of undeveloped land in Western New York State. He was at In 1780, John and a partner were commissioned times fabulously wealthy but continued to to supply provisions to the French Army and speculate and lost heavily in claims against the later to the whole American Army. France, French Government. His close friendship with Spain and the Dutch Republic supported the Hamilton was maintained until the duel in 1804. aims of the War for Independence. The pistols used in the duel were sold to Chase After peace had been signed in September Manhattan Bank and displayed in their museum. 1783 John and Angelica went to Paris to settle Church returned to England in 1818, where he his accounts with the French government and died after a few days’ illness. He is buried in St for the next two years travelled between Paris James, Piccadilly, and left only £1,500. © Val Moir Jan 2017 and London. Angelica never failed to enchant www.wendovernews.co.uk

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Tribute: Jeremy Nicholson Jeremy Nicholson was a 1945 war baby, premature and a surviving twin. Remarkably, he eventually grew to 6ft 3inches. He was born into a military family who were stationed in Canada while he was an infant so he didn’t start school until he was 7 years old, as was the local custom. Later he went to Wellington College and eventually qualified as an accountant. Jeremy was a life-long party animal, always great fun to be with. He enjoyed gatecrashing parties and was usually welcome as he’d have a half bottle of gin in his pocket. He was doing just that on 22 November 1963 when he met Sarah. A date fixed in the minds of anyone who knew J F Kennedy. A 5-year courtship ensued before they were married.

This might have been the stimulus for the famous Nicholson pre-Christmas party for family and friends which also featured Carols from the Rupert Bear Carol Book, originally accompanied by Gordon Cumming on piano, then keyboard.

Jeremy enjoying the Cricket Club’s Senior Awards in September 2016

In 1977 they moved to Bucksbridge House at about the same time that Wendover Cricket Club built a pavilion on The Witchell. This suited Jeremy down to the ground as he

was an active member - as were his sons, Charlie and Michael. Cricket Week during the summer holidays was always a highlight, even when French visitors were staying. Jeremy was Chairman of Wendover Cricket Club for many years, only retiring last year. The latter years of tenure were constantly overshadowed by HS2. Jeremy loved sport and Sky TV was a dream come true for him. He also liked a spot of golf, first at Ellesborough and later at Ashridge. Jeremy was a “one company man” working for 40 years as his company expanded through acquisition and eventually became Ernst & Young and with Jeremy ending his career in charge of Pensions. This latterly involved a drive to Reading but he always kept in touch with the commuting friends and joined the annual Christmas Lunch in London which finished with Carols on the return journey for everyone who sat in that carriage.


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Three years after Jeremy and Sarah had downsized to Bacombe Lane, news of the proposed High Speed railway arrived and almost all their original neighbours have now moved away. Sarah had a new garden to develop and this time included a natural swimming pool even though Jeremy wasn’t so impressed with it! He loved the social aspects when groups of visitors came under the auspices of the National Open Gardens Scheme, especially helping with the parking and refreshments. In his retirement, Jeremy helped with Wendover Community Car. His daily routine was to drive into Wendover with Twinkle, the black labrador, to have an early morning coffee in Crumbs, a walk, then a trip to the King & Queen. He enjoyed his eight grandchildren. The eldest two are already at University. They describe their grandfather as being a fun person with impeccable manners, piercing blue eyes and a sense of mischief. Jeremy died unexpectedly in October 2017.

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Local Face: Scott Thomson Scott Thomson was born in January 1985 a mere 15 minutes ahead of his identical twin Michael. The eldest of 6 children, Scott was raised in Wendover and is still a resident today. Growing up in a big family, Wendover provided an idyllic childhood for Scott and his siblings, Michael, Claire, Laura, Jack and Billy, raised by their beloved mum, Sue. All 6 children attended the 3 local schools, making the Thomson name well known. Every Saturday you will find Scott representing the black and golds as Wendover’s Number 1 guarding the goal in the Premier Division of the ADL. Scott’s love of football began 25 years ago when he started playing for the Wendover Juniors trying out as a striker, but finding his true calling as a goalkeeper. Since then, Scott has represented each age group for the club, moving to the Senior Team 12 years ago. Playing alongside his brothers and close friends from the Passaro family, football is as enjoyable now as it was when the boys used to play at Castle Park as kids using jumpers for goalposts. Scott is an active member of the club, taking the role of Bar Manager on the Committee for several years and organising events and socials including the famous annual 5-a-side Tournament each summer. On an off the pitch the club has come on leaps and bounds over the

Scott with Teddy

past decade, and they pride themselves as being an active part of the local community, including fundraising for the Chilterns MS Centre at Scott’s quiz nights. If you’re a fan of football and want to watch the team, the club welcomes new supporters. The teams play every Saturday at the John Colet School Playing Fields.

times they took a more traditional approach as the day after they wed they moved into their first home together in Wendover. The year after saying ‘I Do’ they planned a once in a lifetime trip round the world which would end in a visit to see Scott’s sister Claire who was living in Australia at the time. Just 5 days before they were due to go, Scott wanted just one more game for his beloved Wendover Football Club - against the wishes of his wife! Unfortunately, during the match a collision between Scott and two other players left him with multiple fractures to his cheekbone, a shattered eye socket and broken sinus bone. This left the newlyweds unable to fly as Scott required two operations to repair the damage. If that’s not dedication to your local football team, then we don’t know what is.

Growing up in Wendover, Scott made firm friends for life who have created the Jollyboys Cricket Team and have successfully won the Village Cup 5 times in the past decade. The Jollyboys have become well respected in the cricket club and in September 2017 were able to hold a charity cricket event in memory of local and much-loved woman Kathy Tallyn whose son Andy also plays for the team. In the process they raised over £1,000 for The Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity.

As they say every cloud has a silver lining, as during his recovery the couple noticed their local and much-frequented pub, The Rose & Crown, had been obtained by developers to build 6 new properties. With no hesitation, they went straight to the estate agents to reserve their now family home. In June 2015 Scott had his 30th birthday wish come true by becoming a Dad for the first time to the apple of his eye, Teddy. Having experienced such a brilliant upbringing in Wendover, Scott In January 2011 Scott married long term and his wife wish to raise their family here girlfriend and local girl Lizzie. Unlike modern too, and plan to remain true Wendoverians.

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



19.00 & 20.00

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

01442 865734



Taekwondo for ages 5 and up, John Colet School




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




Wendover Choral Society, St. Mary’s Church Wendover

01296 709593



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



11.00 & 13.30

Lipreading and Hearing Loss Course, Library Room - new term starts 12 January




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

Paul Hammett 01296 621162



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

JUST 01296 623123


see listing

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



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

Liz 01296 622895



Cycle Rides with Aylesbury Cyclist Touring Club, locations vary




Bingo at the Legion Club, Chiltern Road, all welcome

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What’s On in January 2018 To Advertise your event for February 2018 please contact us before Monday 15 January Calendar entry FREE, one line. These events and more on www.wendovernews.co.uk/events EVENT


Tue-Sat Tue 02 & Fri 05 Tue 02 Wed 03 Wed 03 Thu 04 Thu 04 Sat 06 Sat 06 Sun 07 Tue 09 Tue 09 Wed 10 & 24 Wed 10 Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sat 13 Sun 14 Tue 16 Wed 17 Thu 18 Thu 18 Fri 19

TIME 10.00-16.00 10am-12pm afternoon 10.00 19.45 11.00 19.00-20.00 14.30-15.30 19.00 all day 19.30 19.45 19.30 20.00 20.00 am/pm 10.30-12.30 14.00-16.00 15.30-17.30 13.30-15.30 20.00 09.00-14.00 14.30 19.30

Exhibitions & activities at Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP, see page 2 Aston Hearing - HearToday Events - Tue Cobbles Yard Thame OX9 3DZ, Fri - Flint Barn Court Amersham HP7 0DB “Learn My Way” FREE computer classes, Wendover Community Library. See page 2, please book. Wendover U3A monthly members’ meeting, St Mary’s Church, Wendover Buckland, Drayton Beauchamp and Aston Clinton WI, Anthony Hall, Aston Clinton Simply Walk at Wendover Woods, meet near the Cafe Wendover Library Reading Group, Wendover Community Library Room Children’s Book Group, Wendover Community Library, see page 2 Epiphany Concert, St Anne’s Church, see page 2 Buckinghamshire Bird Club field trip, Little Marlow GP Chiltern & District Hard of Hearing Club, Halifax House, Little Chalfont Wendover WI - “Members’ Suggestions”, St Anne’s Hall Wendover Art Club 10 - Peter Huntley, 24 - working evening, Wendover Library Room, see page 2 Aston Clinton, Buckland & Drayton Beauchamp Horticultural Society, Anthony Hall, Aston Clinton Chiltern Writers - speaker Rowan Coleman, Wendover Community Library Room, see page 2 Lipreading & Hearing Loss Classes begin, Wendover Library Room, see ad page 4 Guided Walk - “Ducks Galore”, College Lake Nature Reserve, booking essential, see page 3 Bring & Buy Sale, St Mary’s Weston Turville, see ad page 4 Messy Church, starts St Anne’s Hall, see page 3 Knit & Natter, Wendover Library Room, see page 2 Aylesbury Centre for the National Trust, Broughton Junior School Legacy Fairs Antiques & Collectors Market, Wendover Memorial Hall, see ad page 4. Wendover Horticultural Society - AGM & video presentation, Wendover Library Room, see page 3 Aston Wine Club, Buckland Village Hall

www.buckscountymuseum.org astonhearing.co.uk/events/ 0845 230 3232 u3asites.org.uk/wendover/welcome

Fri 19 Sat 20 Sat 20 Sat 20 Sat 20 Sun 21 Sun 21 Sun 21 Mon 22 Mon 22 Tue 23 & Thu 25 Tue 23 Tue 23 Thu 25 Thu 25 Fri 26 Fri 26 Sat 27 Sat 27 Sun 28 Wed 31

19.30 09.00-13.00 10.00-15.00 10.30 14.00 14.30 15.30 18.30 10.30-12.30 19.30 see listing 14.30 19.45 14.30 19.00 11.00-14.00 20.00 19.00 19.00 10.00 14.30-16.00

OnScreen - ‘The Limehouse Golem’, Wendover Community Library Room, tickets £5, see page 3 Wendover Local Produce Market, Manor Waste Travel Impressions Holiday Showcase, Victoria Hall, Tring HP23 6AA, see ad page 4 Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre, see page 4 Bucks Family History Society, “Crime in 18thC England”, Turnfurlong Jr School HP21 7PL, see page 4 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild - “Libby Smith - Inspired to Stitch”, S Mandeville Methodist Church, see p 4 Service for Wholeness & Healing, St Mary’s Church, Wendover, see ad page 4. Contemplative Fire Gathering, St Mary’s Church Stoma Support Group, The Kings Church Office, Chesham HP5 1SD, see page 25 RSPB Aylesbury Local Group, with speaker Gary Prescott, Prebendal Hall Comm Ctre HP19 7QW, see page 4 Wendover Area Walk with the Ramblers. Tue 10.30 from Library Car Park, Thu 10.00 from Bedgrove Pavilion Scrabble Club, Wendover Community Library, see page 2 BBOWT Talk - “Fantastic Birds of Costa Rica”, Gt Missenden Mem Ctre HP16 9AE, £3 entry Weston Turville U3A monthly members’ meeting, Aylesbury Rugby Club, Weston Turville Mulled Wine and Crime, Wendover Community Library Room, see page 4 Memory Pathways therapy group, Lindengate site, Worlds End Garden Ctre, please book Weston Turville Historical Society - “The old LNWR Station”, Weston Turville Village Hall, see page 4 Quiz Night with Raffle & Silent Auction for “Future Sense Foundation”, St Anne’s Hall, see page 5 Burns Night - Tring - benefits Rennie Grove - Hastoe Village Hall HP23 6LU Outer Aylesbury Ring Section 1 circular walk (7.5 mi, moderate) , starts Wendover Library car park Reading Group for the Visually Impaired, Wendover Library Room


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www.astonwineclub.co.uk 0845 230 3232 www.travelimpressions.co.uk www.bucksfhs.org.uk avegblog.wordpress.com www.contemplativefir​e.org Carla Wright 07846 354918 www.rspb.org.uk/grou​ps/aylesbury www.ramblers.org.uk 0845 230 3232 www.bbowt.org.uk/events www.wtu3a.org.uk 0845 230 3232 01296 622443 www.wthsoc.org.uk jackieg2511@btinternet.com 01442 820718 www.ramblers.org.uk 0845 230 3232



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Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

View from the Chair

Some villages hibernate in the winter, but not Wendover. Wendover does Christmas really well. Wendover Parish Council does Christmas really well too. The lights, the trees and the shop windows set a perfect scene and the busy restaurants and pubs add vitality and cheer.

Tom Walsh, Chairman of Wendover Parish Council, handed over to Wes Venn, Drivetime on Mix96, who led the countdown, then handed over to the Mix96 Monster to turn on the lights of the big Christmas Tree sponsored again by Harpenden Building Society.

been busy with our response to the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan, setting our budget for 2018, preparing our Best Kept Village entry and getting ready for a summer of grass cutting and other services devolved to us by Bucks CC. 2018 is going to be very interesting for Wendover. We have a Neighbourhood Plan to finish, HS2 mitigation to seek, and the RAF Halton closure plans to watch over. I hope it brings all of you everything that you hope for. Tom Walsh, Chairman

Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 9 January 7.30pm Library Meeting Room

Will you marry me?

The Parish’s Christmas lights switch on event was a great success and well attended by all generations of residents plus local traders, charities and two reindeer. Lindengate, is this year’s beneficiary, with an additional £100 donated from Scruples clients on the night. Thanks, as usual to our hard working staff who excelled themselves not only At the Parish Council Meeting on 5 December setting up the evening, but clearing up after a dapper young man appeared towards the end of the Meeting. The Chairman closed the everyone had gone home. Meeting and the young man approached the Our Clock Tower team and Councillors have Clerk. To Ella’s and our surprise, the young man got down on one knee and asked her to marry him! The answer was ‘Yes’. Many, many congratulations to them both.

Best Kept Village Competition 2018

Now WPC are dealing with services that affect the look of our streets, we have decided to enter this Community Competition and it is important that we have a Community effort. Judging takes place in June when the whole Village needs to look its best. The principle areas to be judged will be the Manor Waste and War Memorial, the High Street, shops, restaurants etc., the Churchyard and all recreational areas, but will also include pubs, bus shelters, notice boards, i.e. everywhere! The Parish Council will play its part, but this competition offers everyone an opportunity to get involved. Community Organisations could arrange a litter picking session in our parks or on our footpaths and individuals can make a huge difference by just sprucing up the path and verge outside their door. Contact the Clock Tower if you, or your organisation, would like to be involved.

Local Produce Market Saturday 20 January, 9am to 1pm Manor Waste

New Assistant Clerk

Welcome to Amanda Massingham who has joined the Clock Tower as our new Assistant. She will help provide support and help the Clerk with Community Engagement and events.

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



01296 623056


ST ANNE’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, AYLESBURY ROAD 9.00 am Sunday Mass (note new time)


8.00am Holy Communion, 1st Sunday at St Mary’s, thereafter at St Anne’s 9.00am Holy Communion & 10.30am Varied Family Services Jnr Church

ST MICHAEL’S C OF E HALTON: 6.00pm Service every SUNDAY For more about church services, courses and meetings visit the Churches Together Office: JUST 11 High Street HP22 6DU 01296 623123 10am-12.30pm weekdays


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