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There are several local groups watching particular development proposals. At the last minute, in February, CEG appealed the Inspector’s decision declining the proposed development of 175 houses on the field at Halton Lane. We await results. The Hampden Fields group are awaiting a decision concerning an inquiry, see article on page

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Applications for the Spring Meeting of the Lionel Abel-Smith Trust must be received by Wednesday 28 February, email to clerk@ or deliver to Clerk to th e Trust, 14A Vicarage Close, Wendover HP22 6DS.

Local Developments

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Lionel Abel-Smith Trust

Every household in Wendover should have received a printed copy of the Wendover Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire. These need to be completed (an online version is available) and returned by Monday 5 March, more details on page 21.

These jolly scarecrows were photographed on allotments belonging to Wendover Parish Council. See page 32 for more.

8. A meeting of stakeholders is expected to take place in late March concerning more discussions about the closure of RAF Halton and the development of that land. The INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard published in February named Aylesbury as the sixth most congested “city” in the UK.

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.

New off licence?

Please see page 14 to read about an application by Kings Farm Shop for a licence to sell alcohol produced locally.

RAF Flypast

Tuesday 20 March at 1.30pm

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

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Events Cycle Rides and Local Walks

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

Lenten Lunches

each Tuesday during Lent at 12.30pm in St Anne’s Hall Followed by the Lenten course based on the film “The Shack”.

Big Brew and Tasting Day

Thu 1, 10am-5pm, JUST, 11 High St Why not invite a friend and introduce them to Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight. Free tea and coffee will be served and a selection of Fairtrade foods will be available to try (and brownies of course!). See advert page 5.

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: the Bucks Bird Club March ride start points have been chosen Thu 1, 7.45pm, Wendover Memorial Hall but ride leaders have not; please see the ‘Dancersend: a year in the life’ (a month by website for details. month look at the wildlife and management)’ by Mick Jones. Also outings 4 & 18 March. Wendover and Halton Cycling Club meets​.uk weekly at 18.30 Wednesdays, 18.00 Thursdays, 08.30 Sundays. All meetings at The Clark Tracey Quartet Halton UK tennis and sports village. Parking, Thu 1, 8.15pm, St Mary’s HP20 2JJ showers/changing and café on site. Contact One of the finest drummers now inherits the Otec Bikes for information 07824 828024. mantle of the great Stan Tracey’s jazz legacy. See advert page 27. Tickets available now! Advance £14 On the door £15. www.greensandjazz.or​

THE PRACTICAL GARDENING Regular Events at Wendover Library “Learn My Way” computer training 1st COMPANY Tuesday of each month, please book. Bingo Night Fri 2, 7 - 10.30pm, W Turville C of E School

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Children’s Book Club, 1st Saturday every month, 2.30pm - details from the Library. International Conversation - Friday 9, please book. Knit & Natter, Tue 20, 1.30-3.30pm. Scrabble Club, 4th Tuesday each month, 2.30pm. “Jigsaw Challenge” ongoing.

Workshop unit for Rental - 66 sq m Electric / water / phone line Cake & Biscuit Decorating Sugarcraft (see advert page 24) runs Apply: Garry King 07753 322224 Cornelli courses each term. www.cornellisugarcraft. See events pages 30 & 31.

Charity Coffee Mornings

£5 per adult (includes drink on arrival), school children welcome. £1 per game. Bar and snack shop open all evening. Markers for sale or bring your own. For tickets, contact Kathleen on 07971 487579 or email

Pop-up Art Weekend

Sat 3 & Sun 4, Chilterns MS Centre HP22 5LX Featuring 100 professional and amateur artists with their paintings, photography, textiles, ceramics, jewellery and glass, see advert front page. www.popupartweekend.

Thursdays, 10am-12noon, No2 Pound St Medical Detection Dogs is the first charity to Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild benefit. Drop in, add to the collection pot, Sat 3, 10am-4pm & Sat 17 2.30-4.30pm, S and have a cup of coffee, too! Mandeville Methodist Church Sat 3 is a day workshop with Libby Smith Bucks County Museum & Roald Dahl creating “Rolling Landscapes”. Sat 17 sees Children’s Gallery Michala Gyetval bring her “Enchanted TAI CHI & QIGONG Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Landscapes” to the Guild. Visitors welcome, Improves joints, mobility, balance, etc. Visit the fantastic Roald Dahl Children’s details from suerobinson053@gmail​.com. Gallery, café, shop and garden. 10 Feb Local venues to 21 Apr, works by Elisabeth Frink. For Family Film Evening Day/evening classes open to all ages charges, opening and activity times, birthday Sat 3, 5-7pm, Wendover Christian Centre Contact Keith Fensom 07787 224823 email: parties and more please check www. Wendover Free Church invites you to a showing of ‘Captain Underpants’ with free 2

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Events admission, popcorn and ice cream. All ages publishers for almost ten years and has over Wendover Art Club are welcome to join in the fun, but children 15 titles under her belt. In between books, Wed 14 & 28, 7.30pm, Library Room should be accompanied by an adult, please. she works as a freelance editor for a number Wed 14 - Working evening - bring a project. of agencies and publishers. Wed 28 - Townscapes in oils. Demonstration RAF Halton Area Voluntary Band Concert by Derek Daniells. Sat 3, 7.30-9.30pm, St George’s Church, Halton Mother’s Day Craft Morning In aid of SSAFA. Entry to the concert is FREE Sat 10, 10am-12noon, Wen Christian Ctre Little Acorns Kindergarten Open Days but a voluntary contribution towards the work Hosted by Churches Together in Wendover. Wed 14, 6 - 8pm & Sat 17 10.30 - 12.00, of SSAFA would be very much appreciated. Children of all ages will be able to make a Little Acorns, School Campus, Wharf Road The concert will feature music from the range of beautiful and delicious gifts to give Have a look round the facilities and learn last ten decades and includes items such as to their mums on Mothering Sunday. Tea, more at this Ofsted-rated outstanding preDambusters, Elegy on the RAF March Past, coffee and cake will be available while your school. www.littleacornswend​ Michael Jackson, X Factor and many more. little ones create. Wendover Horticultural Society Concert starts at 7.30pm and representatives Aston Clinton Horticultural Society Thu 15, 2.30pm, Library Room from SSAFA will be available to chat. Sat 10, 7 for 7.30pm, Anthony Hall ‘Grow your 5-a-Day; The Good Life Garden’. Annual Social Supper, £12 per head. Followed With speaker Chris Day. Dendro Day Sun 4, 11am, Little Friars Arboretum, Chesham by Tom Way’s Talk: “My Travels overseas”. On Screen The Bucks Tree Club is open to all tree Fri 16, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room interested people in the county and they will Messy Church March’s film TBC. Only £5, booking required. be planting another rare tree at this event. Sun 11, 3.30-5.30pm, St Anne’s Hall Enjoy themed messy (and not so messy) Learn more about the Friends of Wendover More about Dendro Day on page 22. activities for adults and children alike. After Library when you book! Kimble & Ellesborough Hort Society a story, song and prayer activity, we eat a Tue 6, 7.15 & 8pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN meal together. No charge. Children, please “Science with Max” Sat 17, 10.30-11.30am or 2.30-3.30pm, AGM at 7.15, followed by “Paradise Lost remember to bring an adult with you. Wendover Community Library and Restored: 400 Years of Garden Design in Wendover WI An hour of fun science experiments, suitable Oxfordshire” with Timothy Walker. Tue 13, 7.30pm, St. Anne’s Hall for ages 7-11. £2, please book. Chiltern Writers Pat Thomas describes her role and experiences Thu 8, 8pm, Wendover Library Room as a “Diplomat’s Wife”. Visitors are most “My Mother Said I Never Should” Gillian Stern on Ghost Writing. Gillian welcome. Contact: Margaret Currell - 01296 Sat 17, 7.30pm, Worlds End Gdn Ctre has been ghost writing for well-known 582318. A moving exploration of the relationships March 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 told me: Don’ forget Mother’s Day. Buy 9 cards and get the 10th FREE! You don’t have to buy them all at once. Hemingford Pest Control: £10 off ANY accepted quote 07736 327808 Just: Join us at the shop for our BIG BREW and FREE TASTING EVENT on Thursday March 1st 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 01296 823 044 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 aa

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Saturday 3 March 2018 Wendover Memorial Hall Open to the public 12.30-3.45pm Entrance: £2.50, or £1.50 for Senior Citizens / Children

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singers from the RAF Halton Military Wives Choir, and also young, talented soloists. Tickets (£10) available from – Chess Valley Male Voice Choir – Phone 01494 725042, Lindengate - Phone: 01296 622443 Email:

Mon 19, 7.30pm, Prebendal Hall Comm Ctre HP19 7QW Wendover Library Quiz Night ‘The Pyrenees and Sierra de Guira & A brief Sat 24, 7pm, Wendover Community Library update on Otmoor’ by Barry Oxley. CRAFT SALE - ST ANNE’S HALL Returning by popular demand, with Quiz Saturday 7 April 10.00 - 2.00 Master Janice Talmer, as seen on ITV’s The Wendover Youth Centre AGM Handcrafted jewellery, wood crafts, plants, Chase! £12 per person includes Fish & Chip textiles, paintings, children’s lucky dip, Mon 19, 8pm, Wendover Youth Ctre supper, Tea and Coffee. BYO drinks and cakes, refreshments and more ... The 6th Annual General Meeting of the Miniature pony rides for young children Wendover Youth Centre. Find out what’s cutlery. Teams of up to 8. Lots of Fun!!! Fun for all the family been going on and plans for the future.

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Sat 24, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church Aylesbury BACH - St Matthew Passion, featuring Conductor: Sat 24 & Sun 25, Brill School HP18 9RY YogaBellies for Pregnancy Featuring Jane Miller and Diane Ridley, Jeff Stewart, with Aylesbury Sinfonietta, soloists Mondays: Halton Village Hall, 19.00-20.15 & children’s choir from Pipers Corner School. artists from Wendover. Yoga Relaxation Birth preparation Tickets (£15) available from: YogaBellies for Mum & Baby • St Mary’s Church, Aylesbury (M-F) Concert in support of Lindengate Wednesdays:Wendover Youth Centre, 10.30-11.30 • Just, 11 High St, Wendover Sat 24, 3pm, St Mary’s Church Wendover Bond & soothe Rebuild strength Have fun Join the Chess Valley Male Voice Choir, • Book now:

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Events Charity Coffee Morning

Thu 29, 10.30am-12noon, Abbeyfield House, Dobbins Lane In aid of the Residents’ Entertainment Fund and a charity to be chosen by Abbeyfield residents. All welcome.

Coming Soon - Save the Date!

• Traffic restrictions on A413 in early April. Wendover News has been informed that there will be single lane movement controlled by traffic lights immediately south of Wendover in early April. More detailed information next month. • Lacey Green Windmill reopens Easter weekend - open Sundays and BH Mondays until September. • 3 Apr - Wildlife Warriors: Identification at NHM Tring. 10.30am to 12 noon, and 2pm to 3pm. Activities suitable for children age 5 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential. Bookings taken by the team at NHM Tring MondayFriday, 10.00-16.00 on 020 7942 6163.

• 5 Apr - Family Fun: Spring into Spring at Meadow Farm. 11am to 3pm. Please book your tickets at • 7 Apr - Craft Sale for World Challenge 2019, see advert page 4. • 10 Apr - Wildlife Warriors: Tracks and Signs at College Lake. 10.30am to 12 noon, and 2pm to 3pm. Activities suitable for children over 5. We kindly request that very young children and siblings don’t attend the event wherever possible. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential, via • 18 Apr - History of Arsenic - from Wallpaper to Murder! with Lucinda Hawksley • 21 Apr - Pace Big Walk. Details kelly. • 28 Apr-12 May - Tring Spring Fayre • 19 May - 710 Operational Hygiene Squadron Open Day, Army Reserve Ctre, Aylesbury • 19 May - 03 June - Chilterns Spring Walking Festival • 27 May - Wendover Celebrates 2018, see centre pages

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Developing Wendover Library Plans for our Community Library

It is not difficult to imagine the new expanded Wendover Community Library. The current library is only just large enough to meet all the demands already made of it. Storage of some essential library stock can present a challenge, and on top of the extra services that will be provided, the proposed extension will enhance the basic library service. Since the library became a community library working in partnership with the County Library Service, the existing Meeting Room has been much improved. It is in constant demand, and from it, (for example), Wendover on Screen presents current films at least once a month. A second Meeting Room is now available to hire, and provides a good environment for meetings. We have the local Community Police office operating from the library of course, and Learn My Way continues to help many people to make better use of information technology. Bounce and Rhyme continues to operate for specific age groups every Tuesday morning, and some of the most successful days at the Library during 2017 were those when classes came from local schools to take part in planned activities. Education in its broadest sense continues to be at the heart of the Community Library’s purpose.

We have a thriving community library in Wendover where members of our community volunteer to work alongside County Library Service colleagues to provide a much appreciated and valuable service. We are now in a position to consider enhancing the service provided, and so the Charity Trustees are aiming to develop the library even further by the provision of new rooms and additional facilities. Wendover Community Library, February 2018, showing the The Community Library is ideally placed in a splendid central position, and could easily be enhanced to provide even better library and community services. Our intention is to use the open outside space between the Library and the Meeting Room to accommodate an extension. Given the extra space we could provide an expanded Community and Tourist office, and, (working closely with the Buckinghamshire Records Office), our Library could house important local historical and other information. We are aware of Wendover archives that can and should be available for the people of Wendover to access. For example, how many of us are aware of, and have appreciated being able to follow the 1965 pamphlet ‘A Tour of Wendover’, or how many have been able to browse through the ‘Wendover and District Sporting Times’ of April 5th 1919? Many such interesting and important items could and we think should, be displayed and made available.

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funding options and we are confident that we can make a realistic bid (or bids), for the necessary resources. This initiative involves far more than just the Community Library of course, and to this end a Working Group has been established and had its first meeting on Thursday 8 February. This committee includes at least one representative each from Bucks County Council, Wendover Parish Council, the Community Library Trustees, and the Friends of Wendover Library.

We will have to work with a qualified architect, and consult regularly with the County Architect’s department, but once we have agreed the plans and possible costings, we will put together the necessary funding application(s). One of these will almost certainly include an application to the HS2 Community Environment Fund, which will require the full support of Bucks We could perhaps even consider adding County Council. Bucks County Council are another floor onto that space to provide the owners of the library building, and from the outset therefore we will work closely more function rooms and local13/08/2015 services. To Wendover_News_2015_update4 15:09 Page 1 this end we are investigating a number of with them.

The working group has a second meeting planned for March. Any ideas you may have to help our Community Library move forward will be much appreciated and considered by the group. You can pass on any ideas through the web site, wendover, or by speaking to someone at the library counter. Phil Mitchell,Chair of Wendover Library Trust

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As an important year starts, the Hampden Fields Action Group want to bring you up to date with what’s happening on this campaign. If you have any questions, please email • We have asked the Secretary of State to ‘call in’ Hampden Fields for a proper, independent public enquiry. We await his decision and have our next moves ready for any outcome. • At the time of writing, the Secretary of State has not lifted the holding direction he put on Hampden Fields in October. The application has not, therefore, been approved, contrary to what many people may think. • Because the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan may come to be relied on in support of Hampden Fields and Woodlands, we researched and submitted a full range of detailed comments and supporting evidence to AVDC. We have also booked to speak at the public examination that will take place, probably in the Spring.

• We are staying in touch with local MP David Lidington, who has supported our call-in request. As we look forward to the rest of 2018, you may wish to note a recent anniversary. Three years ago on 26 January 2015 the Secretary of State dismissed the previous Hampden Fields application. ‘HF1’ failed principally, though not solely, because the traffic plan approved by BCC was judged to be inadequate. HFAG’s analysis of the very similar ‘HF2’ plan comes to the same conclusion. This is why we are pressing for a public inquiry in 2018. The scale of the predicted long-term impact on the whole area south of Aylesbury demands nothing less. Chris Webbley, HFAG Chairman


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Wendover Remembers

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March 1918

Bolshevik Russia signed the Treaty of Brest Litovsk with the Central Powers. The terms were punitive. Russia was obliged to give up a million square miles of territory including most of its oil, coal and iron-ore producing areas. It lost a third of its population. Effectively, Russia was out of the war and this enabled Germany to transfer 900,000 of its best troops from the Eastern Front to the West. The Germans now took the opportunity to launch their massive Spring offensive, the Kaiserschlacht, against the British and French lines. The Germans advanced 40 miles and threatened the important rail centre of Amiens.

In October 1917 the Wendover News stated that Birch had come through his fifteenth action safely but reported him missing in the December 1918 edition. Members of the Aylesbury and District National Farmers Union discussed the problem of high wages paid by government contractors and munitions factories enticing farm workers away from the land. At a time when the Government required farmers to put more land under cultivation extra labour was needed. Locally many men and boys were induced to take up work at Halton and Wycombe where pay was as much as £3 per week as opposed to only 25-30 shillings per week for work on the land.

Two men from Wendover were killed during the fighting in France. Private (Acting Lance Corporal) Mark Simmons of the 2nd/4th Ox & Bucks Light Infantry was killed on 21 March 1918 aged 36 years. Mark was the son of Thomas and Phoebe Simmons and at the time of the 1911 census was living with his wife and children, Ada, Arthur and Mark in Clay Lane. It was almost a year before the family had definite news of his fate. The Wendover News in December 1918 The School Log Book records many hours stated “Mark Simmons, missing.” spent gardening. On March 1st, the 8th and Private William Birch of the 5th Battalion Ox again on the 15th, eight hours were occupied & Bucks Light infantry was killed on the 23 digging in the Herron Path plot and on March 1918 aged 28. William was the son of March 22nd “extra gardening lessons have Mrs Harriet Birch of 4 Tring Road, Wendover. been given this week in preparing the Tring

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Road garden for cropping.” The school was certainly doing its bit to feed the country. A report in the Bucks Herald of March 9th published the case of sixteen year old Henry Nash who came before the court to answer a charge of receiving 12lbs of beef knowing it to have been stolen. Henry worked for Mr Purssell of Small Dean Farm and for over two years fetched swill from the camp. On the occasion of this visit one of the cooks at the camp produced the beef and said “here’s a bit of meat for you”. He did not think the meat had been stolen and put it under the seat of the cart as “if he had put it with the swill it would have been spoilt.” In the Tring Road the Military Police searched the cart, found the meat and returned Henry to the camp where he identified the man who had given it to him. Both men were handed over to the civil police. Wood, the cook admitted the offence but Nash pleaded not guilty. Nash said he had been in Mr Purssell’s employment for 10 years and when Mr Purssell was ill for 3 years he had managed the farm. He could neither read nor write as he went to work when he was seven years old. Mr Purssell gave Nash a good character, saying he had never found him anything but honest and trustworthy, he had never been educated, and did not understand or realise the seriousness of things. Nash was fined £10 or two months hard labour in prison. Wood, the cook, had to serve two months in prison with hard labour. Val Moir & Mike Senior

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HS2 Wendover’s Mined Tunnel

How you can help The best solution to get HS2 past Wendover is a tunnel. Wendover Parish Council and other groups have energetically championed a Mined Tunnel solution. Our experts tell us it is Cheaper, Quicker, Simpler, it reduces the damage to our AONB and it vastly reduces the number of HGVs on our roads. In December 2017 Paul Maynard, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the DfT, wrote to David Lidington MP with further justification for ignoring Wendover’s Mined Tunnel proposal. The fact that our proposal is Cheaper, Quicker, Simpler than HS2 Ltd’s scheme hasn’t sparked any interest in the DfT. The fact that our proposal is fully costed and compliant, which is more than HS2 Ltd can say, doesn’t tickle their fancy either. The telling fact is that all of the reasons that Paul Maynard put forward on behalf of the DfT were just unsubstantiated nonsense. Refuting them was like shooting fish in

a barrel. A typical example is the cost of and that would save the national asset that designing the 4.2km mined tunnel that is the AONB and reduce the intrusion of HS2 Wendover wants. DfT cost £18 million. The on our community. real world cost £800,000. The Wendover PC team has precisely rebutted all of the points raised in this latest HS2 Ltd are playing fast and loose with the letter and David Lidington MP has undertaken facts about this project. The Wendover to deliver this rebuttal to ministers. Parish Council (PC) Team cost every aspect of their Mined Tunnel using the rail Nusrat Ghani MP is the new minister industries accepted Rail Standard Method responsible for HS2; Paul Maynard MP has of Measurement. We show our working moved on. out at every stage. HS2 Ltd don’t appear to have any idea of the real cost of the project If you personally would like to help us, why that they pushed through Parliament. We not send a very polite email to Nusrat Ghani feel that they are trying to “run the clock MP: down” so that they can say that it’s too late pointing out that Wendover has a Cheaper, to incorporate our “good idea”. Quicker, Simpler and less environmentally When the HS2 bill passed through the House damaging solution to taking HS2 past our of Lords, Lord Ahmad for the government community and asking why this “good idea” conceded that the designers and builders of is being ignored. Tom Walsh HS2 would consider “good ideas”. Wendover Chair of the Wendover Parish Council put forward just such a good idea. A good HS2 Working Group idea that would be Cheaper, Quicker, Simpler

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Oram has already started training members Wendover Dementia Action Alliance has of the congregation at St Mary’s to be Dementia Friends. been recruiting businesses to train their She starts training employees to become Dementia Friends members of and to make their premises safe places for Wendover Youth people living with Dementia. Club to be Dementia Friends on Thursday Two Wendover High Street businesses have 1 March. This should signed up to pilot the scheme. Budgens soon be extended is the major High to include Brownies Street supermarket and Guides. Sylvia in Wendover and has been working Scruples is the in Wendover Junior longest serving hair CofE School for and beauty salon several years now in Wendover. Staff and she hopes that training starts in March and WDAA is designing a poster each pupil will be qualified this year bringing identifying each premises as Dementia her grand total to 350 pupils. Friendly and a safe space. Dementia Friends can easily be identified by the blue and WDAA was launched during Dementia Awareness Week 2017. The equivalent date yellow flower badge illustrated here. for your diary this year is Thursday 24 May Local Dementia Friends Champion Sylvia when there will be more activities and fun.



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Local News Vale with one or more children under 5 who Help Rennie Grove recruit more Pop In to Pop Up Art Weekend need some help. Maybe they are feeling The Chilterns MS Centre’s annual art “eyes and ears” exhibition and sale, sponsored by Michael Anthony Estate Agents, is back on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th March, bigger and better than ever before! The Centre, which provides vital care and support for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), will be transformed into an art gallery and open its doors to Rennie Grove is asking local people to help hundreds of people over the weekend. fund an additional Healthcare Assistant to support its nursing team. A £25 donation New to the exhibition is actress Gillian Wright, would fund a two-hour respite visit from a widely known for her role as Jean Slater in Healthcare Assistant. A donation of £51.80 EastEnders. Gillian will be exhibiting her could cover the cost of five days’ travel - beautiful felted bags that are made between keeping more families at home together scenes in dressing rooms on set or in theatres. for longer. A donation of £94.14 would She will be joined by 100 other talented pay for an overnight shift for a Healthcare artists, both professional and amateur, and a Assistant. A donation of any size will be selection of homemade refreshments will also be on offer. With a selection of exciting new much appreciated. artists exhibiting this year, you can expect to “If we can raise £24,330 then we will be able find a fabulous array of art in all media from to fund another Healthcare Assistant who painting, photography and textiles to ceramics, could make hundreds of visits to patients and jewellery and glass to suit all budgets. families every year. Imagine the difference that could make,” says Sue Varvel, Director Almost £100,000 has been raised in the 12 of Nursing and Clinical Services at Rennie exhibitions held so far. This has enabled the Centre to provide an incredible 2,750 hours Grove Hospice Care. of physio, hydro, oxygen, occupational and If you would like to make a secure online complementary therapies to people with MS donation and read more about Healthcare in the local community. See advert front page. Assistants please visit www.renniegrove. org/eyesandears. Or you can call 01442 Home Start Aylesbury 890222 and Rennie Grove would be very For over 10 years Home-Start Aylesbury happy to take your donation over the phone. has been supporting ordinary families with young children struggling to cope through Bounce & Rhyme difficult times. We are now looking for new Wendover Community Library welcomes volunteers to join our friendly team. new Bounce & Rhyme volunteers Gemma and Caroline, who have kindly offered to run Our network of home-visiting volunteers the weekly Tuesday sessions. Please enquire offer emotional and practical support for 2-3 hours a week to any family in Aylesbury at the Library. Healthcare Assistants - who describe themselves as the “eyes and ears” of Rennie Grove Hospice Care’s hospice at home nursing service – are asking for your help in recruiting another member to join their hugely important team.


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isolated or lonely, or are having a hard time coping with their child’s illness or disability, bereavement, post natal depression or be having relationship difficulties, they could be struggling to cope with the physical and emotional demands of having a baby, young children, or multiple birth. Volunteers offer a listening ear, reassurance and encouragement, playing and helping with the children, practical support or an extra pair of hands! This simple parent-toparent help can have a positive and longlasting impact on family life. If you can give 2-3 hours a week and have parenting experience we would love to hear from you. All volunteers are provided with training, support and expenses. For an informal chat please contact Shushana Kendrick on 01296 485615 or

Getting help to care for our relatives

Our parents mean so much to us and as they get older, we want to do everything we can to look after them. It can be hard to admit to ourselves when their health is getting worse. If you’re looking after your parents, it can be so difficult to make the decision to introduce carers to help and support you. Choosing the right care can be daunting and it can feel like you’re letting your loved ones down at the very time when they need you the most. For more information on care options, whatever your circumstance, call Ashridge Home Care for a friendly no obligation chat on 01494917344.

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Lizzie Williams opened The Forge in Wendover High Street 26 years ago. Since then, dedicated followers of fashion have been beating a path to her door for that something special. Lizzie is too busy developing her business to worry about publicity, but her sister, Sharon Kenworthy, was determined that this tremendous achievement should be noted.

Wine Tastings in Wendover

Have you ever fancied knowing more about the wine you drink? Local firms No2 Pound Street and Tres Corazones (see advert page 5) aim to help you learn! No2 is hosting three wine tastings this spring - one each in March, April & May. 7 March showcases the lesser-known wines of the Loire Valley with expert Richard Kelley MW. 4 April highlights the wines of Argentina, and 9 May offers the opportunity to experience Allegrini - revered and historical producers of Valpolicella and Amarone in Italy. More details, including cost to attend, can be found on

Tres Corazones offers a wine tasting with tapas evening on 14 March. Wine expert Alex Bussey takes a journey through the New World Southern Hemisphere, sampling From one shop in Wendover, Lizzie has been wines and pairing them with tapas along the able to expand into Berkhamsted, Gerrards way. Details about the evening available on Cross and further afield.

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children and running all the way through to school leavers, with teams competing in the Aylesbury District and Bucks County leagues. They host an annual Village Cup for less regular cricketers playing in a T20 style format. Wendover Sparrowhawks Netball Club The club was formed in 2014 by Lucy Adler who was surprised to find that Wendover did not have a netball team. Lucy’s vision was a fun and friendly club for players of all ages and abilities. With two competitive teams in the Aylesbury Netball League, weekly training and a youth contingent the club has grown considerably over the last 4 years. “We are particularly proud of our youth team, who have competed in their first season as part of the Aylesbury Youth Netball league and are now training with the senior team. They have all improved immeasurably and some of them have joined the senior team in the adult league. Having provided

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volunteers for 2016’s Wendover Celebrates, the club is delighted to be supporting this fantastic community event again.” Lucy Adler

invited a number of local organisations to get involved. We are really excited that PACE have agreed to join us and they will be in the Sports Zone, showcasing their work with children in sports. PACE is a ground breaking children’s charity that provides education and therapy to children with physical disabilities. To celebrate Diversity at Wendover Celebrates this year Pace will be providing demonstrations and leading games of Boccia, a soft ball game inspired by bowls, to encourage children and young people with physical disabilities to get involved in sport. Come and join us on the day and have a go!

Wendover Football Club With over 120 years of history behind them, Wendover Men’s Football club is a longstanding part of the Wendover Community. Current holders of the prestigious Oving Villages Cup and with sights set on retaining the trophy, and adding to it, the club is going from strength to strength. Having hosted a number of community events over the last few years, the club is looking forward to providing a wealth of volunteers for Wendover Celebrates. Wendover Football Club is proud to work very closely with Wendover Watch this space for more beneficiaries to Junior Football Club and our sister team the be announced! Wendover Sparrowhawks. www.facebook. Volunteers are always welcome and we also com/wendoverfc.towers have spaces for business or charity stalls and Pace activities. Email wendovercelebrates2018@ This year our theme is ‘Diversity’ so we have to get in touch.

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We are spoiled for choice in Wendover and Weston Turville to have a great variety of eating establishments within walking distance of our homes but it is worth remembering that if we're in the car, we can call in at The Firecrest, originally known as the Halfway House, just to the south of Wendover on the A413. A warm welcome awaits you: on a cold night in February it was great to see the well stacked open fires and feel their glow on arrival; lit candles in the inglenook gave a nostalgic feel; all age family parties were able to enjoy an early meal.

Fixed price menus have good value two or three courses at both lunchtime and in the evening, open from 11am to 11pm. Specials include Pie Wednesday, Fizz Friday and Saturday Steak Supper. The a la carte menu offers meals for children, vegetarians and vegans as well as a drinks menu covering cocktails, soft drinks, international wines and cask beers as you would expect. Another speciality seems to be duo meals including a starter with two types of mushrooms or two types of pâté and a main featuring roast lamb and shepherd's pie. Pies come with a wide choice of potatoes. All these were excellent and the seasonal vegetables, three, slightly overcooked, were generously portioned as were the puddings.

The Firecrest was refurbished just before Christmas and work was done to make the entrance bigger and easier for cars to enter or exit so there really is no excuse for just passing it by. It has been serving the public The Firecrest is an ideal place for a pleasant since 1827 and the feel of the place is very meal out - don't forget to book in advance if homely. The garden is lovely in fine weather. you can, 01296 628041 or online.

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Journey's End A producer of Journey’s End, Guy De Beaujeu, along with executive producer Steve Milne of British Film Company, came to RAF Halton on Wednesday 31 January to visit the training trenches built there during World War 1. This was to honour those traumatised by trench warfare as described in their film interpretation of the famous play written by RC Sherriff, first performed in 1928, just 10 years after the action. What is now RAF Halton had been a training camp for the British Army from 1914 to 1917 when it became the main training unit for aircraft mechanics. Modern cap badges illustrate how the RAF grew out of the Royal Engineers who were back on site that very week to map the complex for posterity. The trenches used in the film were modern and built in East Anglia but the RAF Halton trenches were dug as training for soldiers

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What has been your favourite session and why? • Making the happy jars, because I haven’t done it before, and you get to draw on jars • The sumo wrestling, because got to mess around and have lots of fun Youth Café meets every Wednesday from • When we played the shoe throwing game 3-4:30pm; for young people in school years because you got to throw shoes, silly 7 to 11, it’s a drop in session where they can • Baking one as everyone got really creative get tasty treats, play table tennis, pool, air hockey, table football, Wii and X-box. They Why should other people come? can also get creative, engage in discussion • It’s fun but it can teach you things as well and play games. This term we have made • Because the people that run it are really happy jars, where they can put all they have nice it and it’s fun enjoyed and achieved and use for reflection • People should come because it’s a good and to build themselves up. We played a place to talk about anything We’ll give you a lawn game involving shoes and a target, and we • The marshmallows are nice to be proud of also tried our hands at cake decorating. Our attendees also created their own board With contributions from: Cara Steven, Call now for a games, the results were very creative indeed. Rebecca Piddington, Lily and Elouise. FREE LAWN ANALYSIS Thank you to our young people for sharing Here’s what they had to say: their thoughts. If you are interested in what Call Nigel on 01296 821861 Why do you come to Youth Café? we do, contact becky@wendoveryouth. • Because when my friends told me about it, it or sounded really fun, and when I got here it is • It’s a nice place to see my friends out of Don’t miss the AGM: CHRISTOPHER GRAVES school and I enjoy it Established 1977 Monday 19 March • It’s a nice place to talk to your friends other TAILORING SERVICES (Ladies & Gents) 8pm than school life, nice to do stuff that’s Clothing alterations and repairs Wendover Youth Centre educational 01296 630310 • It’s a fun place to hang out and fill your Wharf Road Campus Queensmead Wednesday afternoons Wendover HP22 6HF This month we would like to give you an insight into one of the regular sessions that we run at the Youth Centre. We asked some of our young people what they think about Youth Café.

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Every household in Wendover should have received a paper copy of the Wendover Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire by midFebruary as the survey period is 12 February to 5 March. Each member of the household is eligible to complete the questionnaire which is much quicker to do online than on paper. The online version can be found at www. Extra paper copies are available at the Clock Tower and completed copies should be returned in the envelope provided or, in extremis, to the Clock Tower. Special thanks to all the volunteers who delivered the Questionnaires through our letterboxes.

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Wendover Area Youth Board have been out and about asking people of all ages what they want for Wendover. They started talking to young people before the summer holidays. After the summer holidays new members joined the group and they branched out to asking adults similar questions including members of the Neighbourhood Planning Steering Group. Their video was shown to the Local Area Forum before Christmas to great acclaim and is now available on You Tube: com/watch?v=b_pJWWJ38AA. Our young people are giving us all a good example in how to become involved in Neighbourhood Planning. Well done!

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Outdoor and Indoor Fun Your local Wildlife Trust is holding work parties this month on Bacombe Hill at 10.00am on Thursday 8 March (details from and at Weston Turville Reservoir at 10.00am on Thursday 29 March (details from These events are sociable opportunities to work off some pounds, do some good for nature and learn new skills. Our last winter evening talk at Great Missenden Memorial Centre is on Tuesday 20 March at 7.45pm. Admission is £3 including refreshments and Tim Seller will speak on “The How and Why of Breeding in the Animal World”. There are many more activities to enjoy at College Lake Nature Reserve all listed on our website at bbowt.

buds on the trees and shrubs in our gardens, parks and on our streets. This is the time to start thinking about them. The ancient Greek word for ‘tree’ gives a useful acronym for what practically needs to be done for trees to become the lovely adornments of wherever we live and work:

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The Conway Hall Ethical Society, formerly the South Place Ethical Society, based in London at Conway Hall, is thought to be the oldest surviving freethought organisation in the world and is the only remaining ethical society in the United Kingdom. It can trace its history back to 1793 and the current Do any late planting, if ground not frosty or Chief Executive, Jim Walsh, will talk about waterlogged the history and current work of the society. Examine tree ties, loosen or remove as The meeting will be in the Small Barn necessary Hall at Amersham Community Centre on Note tree work you cannot complete today Wednesday 14 March 2018 at 8.00. to finish later Damaged branches after winter weather, Easter Tennis & Multi-Sport Camps should be pruned Everyball Tennis at Halton Tennis Centre will Remedy any loosening of soil around all new be running Tennis & Multi-Sport Camps during tree planting the Easter Holidays. Our very experienced Organise your calendar to enjoy, care and coaching team will be running camps for learn about trees children aged from 2.5 – 17 years old! Week 1 – Tuesday 3 April to Friday 6 April It is a great start for any local societies to Week 2 – Monday 9 April to Friday 13 April Bucks Tree Club come together for their first outside event of Dendro Day takes place the first Sunday in the year and any groups of neighbours too. Sporty Tots – for ages 2.5–rising 4 years – March when we begin to notice the swelling See page 3 for local event information. 9.00am–9.45am

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RAF Halton Thrifty Thrift Shop Ladies donate to Local Charities

Mrs Veronica Tuppen BEM, who runs the Station Thrift Shop at RAF Halton, along with her assistants, Thelma Phillips and Paula Wilson, has presented a cheque to five local charities in a short ceremony in Halton House. The money they raise comes from a percentage of all the items they sell in the shop and a cheque is presented each year from the proceeds. So successful has Veronica been that two years ago she was awarded the British Empire Medal for her services to RAF families and charity. Each recipient was given £750 as part of the £3750 donated. This year her chosen charities and recipients who collected the cheques were: The Dialysis Unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. Mr Jose Rico-Diaz, a volunteer fund raiser who works for the Six Counties Kidney Patients Association, collected the cheque on behalf of the charity. He has also had a kidney transplant and said that the money would go towards providing a television for each patient rather than the shared ones they currently have and a video will be made to advise newly transplanted patients about their dietary requirements and health awareness.

Mr Roy Coates, a volunteer driver for the Community Car, collected the cheque on behalf of Wendover Action Group. The service enables elderly and disabled people to visit the Wendover Health Centre for appointments and treatment and also transports disabled children to the Wendover Riding For The Disabled Centre. Mrs Grace Dives, a volunteer and book reader, from the Calibre Audio Library, which provides a service for local people who are blind or have impaired vision. She said: “Calibre started in 1982 and we have recorded 231 books. The money will help us produce up to four new books. We have 10.000 books in one form or another.” Mr Tony Smith from the Pepper Foundation which enables sick children to receive specialist paediatric care at home with their families, said: “We provide not only specialist nurses but support for the family which can be long or short term.” Squadron Leader Ali Sandeman and her husband Gary who is the Chairman of Search

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Dogs and also a serving member of the Royal Air Force, brought their two dogs along to the presentation and explained that the money would go towards buying more kit for the dogs of which they have nine qualified and 10 in training. Gary said: “The Lowland Search team would normally be called out up to 40 times a year. In the last year in Buckinghamshire, excluding Milton Keynes, there were 2800 people missing for one reason or another.” Station Commander, Group Captain James Brayshaw, who presented the cheques, said: “Very many thanks from the Station for all the work you do, not only in the Thrift Shop but for Station charities. Please stay engaged with, and working for the Station.” Veronica said: “For every pound we make we take 20p and try to give donations each year. Our wonderful ladies, Thelma and Paula, who for the last 20 years have turned up each time work hard doing the tickets and sorting out the donations. Paula is our fashion guru and can mostly find something to suit any customer. I must also thank Flight Lieutenant Craig Percival who often calls in to see how we are doing in exchange for a Penguin bar. Also our secretary, Janna Heathershaw, who gives her time up to help us as her secondary duty. Thank you everyone.”

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Corporal Tom ‘Shezza’ Sherrington, a Royal Air Force Physical Training Instructor, and Corporal Gary ‘Binnsy’ Binns, a Royal Air Force Regiment Gunner, will be embarking on a running adventure, taking them from John O’Groats to Land’s End on 23 April. They will cover 36 miles per day and are aiming to finish at Land’s End 25 days later. Both Corporal Sherrington and Corporal Binns will be travelling the length of the UK, covering 828 miles by foot - a feat that has only been achieved by a handful of individuals. To recognise both distance and locations involved, the athletic pair are naming the adventure JOGLE828. They are doing the run to raise money for three deserving charities: The RAF Benevolent Fund; MIND (mental health), which Corporal Sherrington has opted for; and Corporal Binns has chosen to support Jordan Brown – a family man and an RAF Regiment Gunner suffering from a benign brain tumour. Corporal Binns has served alongside Jordan Brown and is also a good friend to him. Unfortunately Jordan requires

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Rumsey’s Supports the Chilterns MS Centre Chocs away!

Kate Rumsey, Business Director, says ‘Rumsey’s Handmade Chocolates charity partnership is voted for by all our employees in the Thame and Wendover chocolateries. I’m thrilled my colleagues chose the Chilterns MS Centre for 2018 as it’s such a wonderful place. The main thing that struck me about the Centre was the sociable and positive atmosphere. It was a joy to meet the MS members, volunteers and staff and I am looking forward to seeing how Rumsey’s can raise lots of money for the charity through baking, running - and of course chocolatemaking!”

Rumsey’s names the Chilterns MS Centre as its charity of the year

R u m s e y ’ s H a n d m a d e Chocolates has chosen the Chilterns MS Centre to be its Charity of the Year for 2018. The awardwinning chocolatier, based in Wendover and Thame, will raise much-needed funds to enable the continued treatment and support of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) from “Everyone here at the Chilterns MS Centre the local charity’s Wendover centre. whooped with joy when we heard Rumsey’s have taken us as their charity of the year!” As well as donating their delicious cakes says Hannah Asquith, the charity’s Head and chocolates, Rumsey’s will be involved of Fundraising and Communications. in events, including the charity’s MS “We’re a friendly and ambitious charity Awareness Week “Caring Cuppa” campaign. that’s determined to raise awareness of Rumsey’s staff also hope to run the charity’s the support we offer local people affected Prestwood 5k and 10k in May. by MS. Having a high street presence in

Wendover and Thame will help us reach further into our local communities.” She continues “We have a personal relationship with every company that supports us. If you’d like to find out more about how we could help promote your brand and enhance your reputation locally, whilst helping your company make a meaningful difference to disadvantaged people in Bucks, Herts, Beds and surrounding counties, just get in touch!”. For more information on how the Chilterns MS Centre can support your business, please contact the fundraising team on 01296 823040 or email:

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Local Face: Will Cameron Will has lived in Wendover since his birth in March 1994. His parents, John and Shirley Cameron, moved to Wendover in 1988. Will was their 2nd son after Alex, born in 1989, who died from cot death at 12 weeks of age. When Will was 2 years old, Shirley left her job working for Wetherspoons and became a Registered Childminder spending the next 10 years surrounded by some wonderful children. John also became registered to help with the growing family of minded children, which he did alongside being an Underground Driver, based on the Metropolitan Line.

bread and patisseries to various outlets in the surrounding areas, as well as into London and, of course, Mead’s Farm Shop and Café.

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Will went to nursery in Wendover, then onto Gateway School in Great Missenden and Rudolf Steiner School in Kings Langley. At 8 years of age, it was clear to Will and his parents that school wasn’t for him, and so he was home educated for many years, whilst joining in with many other Home Educators within Bucks for group learning activities, social events and even trips abroad to France, Holland and Italy. He also enjoyed a long association with Wendover Scouts. Will then went to Waddesdon Sixth Form (he was the first person who had been Home Educated to be accepted) at 17 to do his ‘A’ Levels, and then on to read Philosophy at University of London. When Will was around 13 years old, it became clear that his father, John, was ill and he was diagnosed, firstly with Early Onset Dementia, then Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. On top of home schooling, college, university and work, Will helped care for his father at home, up until his father’s death in May 2017.

In the first week of University, Will met his future partner, Shamsun, who was doing the same degree. They have been together ever since. During his final year at University, Will worked in a bakery, and it was during this time that a seed began to grow that he would like to own and run his own artisan bakery one day. After months and months of planning, long hours and hard work, eventually he found a site, bought an oven, and in September 2017, Baker’s Dozen arrived. Will and Shamsun were overwhelmed by the love and support of people really enthused by the idea of the bakery, and set off to a roaring start. Baker’s Dozen is based just outside Tring, at Mead’s Farm, Wilstone, joining a vibrant scene of local food producers, from a rapeseed oil presser, to a gin distillery and cake decorator. The bakery supplies

The business was set up by Will, Shamsun and two others - Jules and Maxime - who are both talented artisinal bakers from France. They worked together to build it, using investment from local residents and food lovers alike to start-up. At the bakery, they use traditional French baking methods and French flour to make outstanding products that are not only tastier, but also healthier than their English counterparts.

Will and Shamsun enjoy meeting their customers at local events that they take part in, such as Tring Christmas Market. They are really enthusiastic about living and working in and around Wendover, and providing their customers with a great tasting loaf. They are fully committed to providing good quality artisan bread. In future they are looking forward to expanding to more local customers, and further afield.

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Exhibitions & activities at Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP, see page 2 Lenten Lunches - weekly 20 Feb-27 Mar, St Anne’s Hall Big Brew & Tasting Day, JUST, 11 High St, see advert p 5 Simply Walk at Wendover Woods - meet near Cafe in the Woods Wendover Library Reading Group, Wendover Library Room

Wed 14 & 28 Wed 14 Thu 15 Thu 15 Thu 15 Fri 16 Fri 16 Sat 17 Sat 17 Sat 17 10.30 & 14.30 Sat 17 19.30 Mon 19 19.30 Mon 19 20.00 Tue 20 13.30-15.30 Tue 20 19.45 Thu 22 14.30 Sat 24 & Sun 25 hours vary Sat 24 11.00 Sat 24 15.00 Sat 24 19.00 Sat 24 19.30 Sun 25 10.30-12.30 Mon 26 10.30-12.30 Wed 28 14.30-16.00 Thu 29 10.30-12.00

0845 230 3232​.uk The Clark Tracey Quartet, St Mary’s Church HP20 2JJ, see p 2 www.greensandjazz.or​ Bingo Night for Weston Turville PTA, Weston Turville C of E School, see p 2 Aston Hearing “Hear Today” - Fri, Flint Barn Court HP7 0DB; Tue, Cobbles Yard OX9 3DZ​vents Pop-up Art Weekend, Chilterns MS Centre HP22 5LX, Sat 10.00-17.00, Sun 10.30-16.00, see ad front page Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild, Sat 03 10.00-16.00 & Sat 17 14.30-16.30, S Mandeville Meth Church, see p 2 suerobinson053@gmail​.com Children’s Book Club, Wendover Community Library, see p 2 0845 230 3232 Family Film Night - “Captain Underpants”, Wendover Christian Centre, see p 2 RAF Halton Area Voluntary Band Concert for SSAFA, St George’s Church, Halton, FREE. See p 3 Dendro Day, Little Friar Arboretum, Chesham, see p 3 Leighton Buzzard Railway events, Pages Park Station LU7 4TG Learn My Way - FREE computer training, Wendover Community Library, see p 2 0845 230 3232 Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society - AGM & “Paradise Lost & Restored”, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN, see p 3​ehs/ Wendover U3A Members’ meeting, St Mary’s Church Wendover Buckland, Drayton Beauchamp & Aston Clinton WI meeting, Anthony Hall HP22 5HG Chiltern Writers - “Ghost Writing” with Gillian Stern, Wendover Library Room, see p 3 International Conversation Group, Wendover Community Library - please book. See p 3 0845 230 3232 Memory Pathways Support Group for people dealing with memory issues. Lindengate Site HP22 6BD​k Bucks Bird Club - “Dancersend - A Year in the Life” - Wendover Memorial Hall, see p 2. Also Field Trips 4 & 18.

Walk the Waddesdon Greenway. Meet to catch 09.50 Waddesdon bus, Aylesbury Bus Station - 4km walk

Mother’s Day Craft Morning, Wendover Christian Centre, see p 3 Kimblewick Races, 10 - Kingston Blount; 31 - Kimble Contemplative Fire meeting, St Mary’s Church Wendover

www.kimblewickraces.​ www.contemplativefir​

AC, B & DB Horticultural Society - Annual Social Supper & Talk, £12 - Anthony Hall, A Clinton, see p 3


Messy Church, St Anne’s Hall & Wendover Christian Centre, FREE. See p 3 Wendover WI - “Diplomat’s Wife” - St Anne’s Hall, see p 3 Chiltern & District Hard of Hearing Club, Halifax House HP7 9NG Little Acorns Kindergarten Open Days, School Campus, Wharf Road - Wed 14 6-8pm, Sat 17 10.30-12noon, see p 3 www.littleacornswend​ Wendover Art Club, Wendover Library Room, see p 3 www.wendoverartclub.​org/ Chiltern Humanists - “Conway Hall Ethical Society, past, present and future”, Small Barn Hall HP6 5AH, see p 22 Legacy Fairs Antiques & Collectors’ Fair, Wendover Memorial Hall, see ad p4 Wendover Horticultural Society - “Grow your 5-a-day” - Wendover Library Room, see p 3 Aylesbury Centre of the National Trust, Broughton Junior School HP20 1NQ On Screen Film Club, Wendover Library Room, £5 per ticket. See p 3​.uk Aston Wine Club - Corney & Barrow, Peruvian Exploration - Buckland Village Hall Daddy Cool - playtime for children with male carers, Wendover Children’s Centre, Wharf Road Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre “Science with Max” - £2, please book - Wendover Community Library, see p 3 0845 230 3232​uk/uttc “My Mother said I never should”, Worlds End Garden Ctre Theatre, see p 3 RSPB Aylesbury Local Group, Prebendal Hall Comm Ctre HP19 7QW, see p 4​ps/aylesbury Wendover Youth Centre AGM, Wendover Youth Centre, see p 4 Knit & Natter, Wendover Library Room, FREE. See p 2 0845 230 3232 BBOWT Talk - “The How & Why of Breeding”, Great Missenden Memorial Centre HP16 9AE, see p 22 Weston Turville U3A Members’ meeting, Aylesbury Rugby Club Art Exhibition featuring Jane Miller & Diane Ridley, Brill School HP18 9RY, see p 4 Mixed Netball Tournament, John Colet School outdoor netball courts, see p 23 Sarah 07796652468 Concert for Lindengate, St Mary’s Church Wendover, tickets £10. See p 4 Wendover Library Quiz Night, Wendover Community Library, tickets £12. See p 4 0845 230 3232 Aylesbury Choral Society Concert, St Mary’s Church Aylesbury, tickets £15. See p 4 Signs of Spring at College Lake, College Lake Nature Reserve, near Tring. Booking essential. Age 11+. Stoma Support Group, The Kings Church Office HP5 1SD Reading Group for the Visually Impaired, Wendover Community Library 0845 230 3232 Charity Coffee Morning, Abbeyfield House, Dobbins Lane, see p 5

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Wendover News March 2018


Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

View from the Chair

The issues that face Wendover are many and are complex. I’m told by some people that parking is an issue. That’s not my experience but for a few people it appears to be one. The WPC are not a parking authority, but we have been working hard to encourage AVDC and BCC to improve parking facilities. The question, though, is, “what you are prepared to give up for more parking”. For me, the answer is managing the parking that we have, better. Better signs and road markings, promotion of the car parks that we have and encouraging walking and cycling seems more appealing to me than many of the alternatives that have been put forward. WPC did put some extra spaces in the Witchell. These have been very popular with walkers and people who work in Wendover. So popular that we’re planning to add 40 more spaces. These are long-stay spaces and hopefully will make available other parking resources for shoppers and visitors. We use low impact construction so that the grass shows through and our spaces are free.

are being trimmed and footpaths are being edged and swept. There’s a real positive feel with all this activity. Tom Walsh Chairman, Wendover Parish Council

Parish Council Meeting Tuesday 6 March 7.30pm St Anne’s Hall


The Parish Council owns two allotment sites: •The Parish Piece on Hogtrough Lane •London Road/Bacombe Lane An allotment is an excellent way of providing a cheap source of fresh fruit and vegetables and a healthy family diet. For a family it is a chance for children to learn where food comes from and gardening is also a good way of keeping fit. Whilst the plots on Hogtrough Lane are full, we do have 8 plots available on London Road. If you would like to take on an allotment plot, please contact the Clock Tower office, contact details below.

Local Produce Market Saturday 17 March, 9am to 1pm Manor Waste

Groundsman Update

In September 2016, WPC took on a devolved set of highways services from BCC which resulted in hiring a new groundsman. A warm welcome to Stefan, who joins Andy and Tony. We will soon be marching into spring and the grass cutting season will commence. During the start of 2018 the examples of siding out grounds team have been busy siding out the overgrown footways, ensuring our green spaces and public rights of ways are clear of obstructions and planting bulbs and trees. Unfortunately, the team continue to find evidence of fly tipping around Wendover. For advice and reporting procedures on fly tipping please see the WPC website.

The cost for a full plot for a year on London Road is just £36.00 and there is a one-off deposit of £36.00 which is returned on termination of tenancy providing the plot is tidy and free from rubbish. There will obviously be some further costs in terms We would like to remind residents that most of gardening equipment and seeds, but if roadside hedges are the responsibility of the you’re up for the challenge we are confident landowner. One of the devolved services that the benefits will outweigh the cost. It is enforcement of foliage overhanging the really would be lovely to see some families highway - please check your boundaries and I notice that the Hampden Pond is getting up on the allotments. For further info please cut back any overhanging hedges and shrubs, back up to level. Presumably, as a few people particularly around signs or streetlights. visit the WPC website, below. blamed WPC for its demise, now we can take Wendover Parish Council, The Clock Tower, High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU credit for its recovery. No, I didn’t think so. Our grounds staff have been busy. New trees 01296 623056 have been planted in Ashbrook, hedges I’ve recently had a meeting with the new Head of the John Colet School, Mr Harty. Later in the year we’re going to help the school explain what local councils are and what they do for communities. I’ve joined a committee to develop a project to extend the Library building and to broaden the scope of services that it can offer, see page 6.


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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