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Monday 17 August

HS2 Select Committee Decision

While we are deeply disappointed that the Select Committee have not chosen a fully bored tunnel through the Chilterns AONB we are gratified that they did recognise that Wendover deserved some further mitigation. This extension of the green tunnel will help the people living on the southern side of the town. It must also be remembered that we all have the opportunity to ask for more mitigation for Wendover and the AONB in September. See also pages 10, 11 and 32. Statement from POP on 22 July

yourself on our terrace, resplendent with new garden furniture and access to free WiFi. If the children are still not tired, we have intensive swimming courses in the mornings in August. (Please check website for details). If you want to escape the melee, we have asked our volunteers to step up and keep our morning and evening quiet sessions open during the holidays, and we are very grateful to them as we would not be able to operate this great community asset without their help.

The Wendover Swimming Pool

And if you’re wondering where we are with the saga of our takeover of the pool, let us paraphrase that summer holiday staple: “We are nearly there, but not yet,” as Bucks County Council ponder our lease agreement with the John Colet. We hope the Education Funding Authority will approve any subsequent document with the speed and dexterity of a bored child faced with a Don’t forget sunscreen – if it’s sunny, the sweet wrapper. Not the ones in Wendover, roof will be open. You can now also sun however, as they will be busy swimming.

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CONTENTS 01

MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR

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EVENTS

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WENDOVER REMEMBERS

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WALL HANGING

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HS2

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LOCAL NEWS

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SCHOOLS

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AL FRESCO NEAR & FAR

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DAVID LIDINGTON

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YOUTH

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YOU WRITE

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BUSINESS FORUM

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CLUB CORNER

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RAF HALTON

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TRIBUTE - JEAN WYATT

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LOCAL FACES - JOHN COLET

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WHAT’S ON SUMMARIES

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MATTERS ARISING

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Events Cooking, Sewing & Knitting Groups Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery

From classes to casual meetings, if you like to In addition to Bucks County Museum, don’t make or decorate cakes, sew or knit, there is forget that on the same site, the Roald Dahl sure to be a group for you. Classes for autumn Gallery has events throughout the summer. are already booking up! See pages 30 & 31.

Tennis Camps

Cycle Rides and Local Walks

27 July-27 August, Halton Tennis Centre Everyball Tennis are running Tennis & Multiactivity Camps throughout the school summer holidays. www.haltontennis.co.uk to book.

Group cycle rides that begin in or near Wendover have been organised by the local Cycle Touring Club. Any bike will do as long as it’s roadworthy. Newcomers always welcome, but please try an easypaced ride first. Newcomer Short Easy Paced ride Sunday 2, 9.30am from Aqua Vale and Easy Paced Ride Sunday 16, 9.30am from Wendover Clock Tower. Visit southbuckscycling.or​g.uk/rides for more.

FREE Tennis Day

The Ramblers have a programme of organised walks in the Wendover area. Have a look at the listings on pages 30 & 31 for more details.

Hell’s Angels

Sat 1, Pipers Corner School HP15 6LP Tennis4Kids are offering FREE Tennis days. These are guaranteed to be fun days and available for everybody including adults. www.tennis4kids.co.uk for details.

Tue 4, 10am, Wendover Christian Centre The scooter group (Hell’s Angels! - Wendover) St Mary’s Teas Printed in the UK by has restarted. Anyone with a mobility scooter The Magazine Printing Company Sundays 2.30-5pm until 27 September, using only paper from FSC/PEFC suppliers who lives in Wendover & surrounding villages www.magprint.co.uk St Mary’s Church in Wendover is offering is invited. Please meet us at the Free Church afternoon tea. Drop in and enjoy a cuppa! Coffee Morning on 1st Tuesday in the month @ 10am (4 August this month). A warm ROMANY REVELS Lacey Green Windmill welcome and a laugh is assured. Halton Singers’ Autumn Concert Windmill Farm HP27 0PG A feast of songs, old and new The windmill will be open on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from 2pm to 5pm Pendley Shakespeare Festival from around the world. until Sunday 27 September. Admission is £2 5-9 & 12-15 Aug, 8pm, Pendley Manor HP23 5QY Friday 25 September Sunday matinees also! The plays this year per adult and £1 per child (aged 5-15). are “Twelfth Night” and “Henry V”; tickets Saturday 26 September Exhibitions at Bucks County Museum by phone on 01442 820060 or online at 7.30pm www.pendleyshakespearefestival.co.uk. Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP Halton Village Hall Gates open two hours before the show. Tickets £6 available from members Lutes, Lyres & Ukuleles until 22 August. Lorraine Izon, Muir Trust artist-in-residence and secretary 01296 624841 27 July-21 August. Doctor Who 25 July-5 Regular Events at Wendover Library Table seating with nibbles September. Nature Detectives, 25 July-31 Family History Sessions with Cathy Soughton, Bar Raffle October. Family activities 28 July-27 August Thu 6, 10.30am-12.30pm - booking essential. Knit & Natter, Tue 18, 2.30-3.30pm. every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Dee Lucas t: 01296 623560 m: 07747 796200 e: dee.lucas@hotmail.co.uk cambridgeweightplan.com/dee lucas Real People * Real Support * Real Results

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August activities at Wendover Youth Centre

Activities for people in years 7 - 11 Thu 6, 1-3pm: street dance: £3.50, Fri 14, 1-3:30pm: drama and crafts £3.50, Thu 20, 10-1pm: swimming, archery/dodgeball, £3.50.

Loserville!

6-8 Aug, 7.30pm, Court Theatre HP23 5QY It’s 1971 and Michael Dork and his computer-geek friends are attempting to send the first ever email. With its sci-fi plot lines, 70s styling and high energy music written by James Bourne from “McBusted” and Elliot Davis, Loserville promises to be an upbeat, funny and entertaining show. Tickets from www.avyt.org.

Events at Waddesdon Manor

There are events for all the family throughout August at Waddesdon Manor. Saturday 8-Sunday 9 marks Pirate Weekend, starting with a performance of Treasure Island at 6pm Friday 7 August. Book your tickets and find other Waddesdon summer events on www.waddesdon. org.uk/events.

Potato Festival at Loaf and Larder

Sat 8 (10am - 4pm) & Sun 9 (11am - 3pm), Wyevale Garden Centre Tastings, recipe ideas and fun activities for all the family: the potatoes are part of a trial in partnership with Wyevale Garden Centre. 11 varieties have been grown in controlled conditions in Lindengate’s big polytunnel. Each variety will be reported on its yield, quality of tuber, storage and most enjoyable of all taste and texture. Tastings, history and growing tips all on offer! Loaf and Larder will be offering tasters on some delicious recipes to try out at home and some surprises for the children amongst us, young and old!!. SO , pop along and find out more about our humble potato and make the most of Loaf and Larder’s wide range of delicious deli produce.

Wendover Evening WI

Tue 11, 7.45pm, St Anne’s Hall Informal meeting, including a report on the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace which was held to celebrate the Centenary of the National Federation of Women’s Institute and a visit by a representative from the Wendover Community Car. See also article on page 12.

WENDOVER COMMUNITY LIBRARY The following events have been cancelled: 13th August Tea and Talk 14th August Language Conversation

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

has started – visit the library for full details.

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Social Care Solutions provides supported living services for adults with autism and complex needs. To apply please e-mail your cv to l.holmes@caresolutionsgroup.com

14 August - Superheroes Crafts 10:00 – 11:00 for 2 to 5 year olds. 11:30 – 12:30 for 6 to 9 year olds - £3:00 18 August – Knit and Natter at 2:30 – 3:30 21 August – Under 5s craft session – 10:30 – 11:15 25 August – Animal Edutainment – 10:30 – 11:30 6 – 11 year olds (£4:50). 11:45 – 12:15 2 – 5 year olds (£2:50) 27 August – Creative Writing Workshop for 9 – 13 year olds. 2:00 – 4:45 (£8:00)

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Events Chiltern Society Teddy Bears’ Picnic Fun with Creation Station Wed 12, 12-2 Wendover Woods Price: £5 non-members. £3 members. Adults go FREE. Ages 5+. Advance booking essential, on www.chilternsociety.org.uk or via the office on 01494 771250. A teddy bears’ picnic and hear woodland tales – great fun for all the family. Please feel free to bring along a picnic to enjoy after the storytelling.

Rotary Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Wed 12, 1.30-4pm, W Turville Village Hall Come along and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon at the Teddy Bear’s Picnic, for children under 10 years old, hosted by Wendover and District Rotary. Entrance is FREE! Bouncy castle, face painting, free entertainment by Penny Lowe, activities and games, refreshments, best dressed teddy competition, play equipment such as a ball pool, giant Lego and a mini assault course. Both AVDC Play In The Park and Topsy Turvy Pre-School Fundraising Team are supporting the day with activities and games. Come and enjoy the day! See advert page 5.

Fri 14, Wendover Library Arts and crafts sessions managed and run by the Creation Station. Aimed at ages 2-9. “Superheroes and Fairies” is the theme, with a session 10-11am for 2-5 year olds and another 11.30am-12.30pm for 6-9s. £3.00; £2.00 for siblings. Book through the Library.

Three Little Maids From School

Sat 15, 2pm, Prebendal Fm Comm Ctre HP19 7QT In this talk, Richard Ratcliffe looks at education in Victorian times: the pupil, the pupil-teacher and the mistress. Free. Non-members welcome (small donation if poss). www.bucksfhs.org.uk

Twinning Association Garden Party

Sat 15, 2-5pm, 96 Bryants Acre, Wendover A Garden Party. at only £2.50 per head! in Sat 15, 10.30–11.30am, W Christian Centre anticipation of our 40th anniversary next year. We’ll be sharing our summer reading lists at Please contact Dawn Rance for more details Book Club. Whatever your taste, you will be 01296 625718 / dawnrance@hotmail.co.uk welcome to join in. You may discover new authors and new subjects to explore. We CDRS Cream Tea begin with coffee and often enjoy cake. Sun 16, 2-5pm, Cholesbury Vlg Hall HP23 6ND The annual fundraising tea for Chilterns 58th Annual Summer Show & Fete Dog Rescue Society. Details from www. Sat 15, 2pm, Aston Clinton School chilternsdogrescue.org.uk. Aston Clinton, Buckland & Drayton Beauchamp Horticultural Society is holding Churchyard Working Party its 58th annual summer show this year! Mon 17, 6-8pm, St Mary’s Entry to show £1. (Entry night for the show is Local residents have expressed an interest in Wed 12, 6-7.45pm, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS) helping to keep the churchyard tidy, including

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keeping some areas carefully mown while in Coming up... other areas more diverse flora and fauna are • 5-27 Sep - Herts Open Studios. See www. encouraged. All are welcome to join the work. hvaf.org.uk for details. • 6 Sep: Wendover Arm Trust Restoration Little Creators Open Day, St Mary’s Drayton Beauchamp Fri 21, 10.30-11.15am, Library Room • 11 Sep: MS Centre Walk the mile, see p 14 Arts and Crafts Session for Under 5s. Book • 13 Sep: Halton Village Festival, near through the Library. Treetops, Halton Village. See www. haltonvillagefestival.co.uk for more details. Animal Roadshow • 13 Sep: Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge, begins Tue 25, Library Room A hands on experience with animals for at Princes Risborough School. children between 2–11. One adult FREE per • 18 Sep: Esmé’s Allstars Black Tie, The Chequers family. Two sessions: 10.30-11.30am – ages WT, £55 pp, 5 courses, live music, 626081 6-11, £4.50 per child. 11.45am-12.15pm – • 19 Sep: BBQ, Wendover Guide Hut. ages 2-5, £2.50 per child. Children MUST be • 24 Sep: Golf for PACE, Buckingham Golf Club. • 25-26 Sept: Halton Singers Concert, Halton accompanied.Book through the Library. Village Hall. See advert page 2. • Creative Writing Workshop for 9-13s Oct: Chess tournament in Liffré. Details & registration on liffreopen.echecs35.fr. Thu 27, 2-4.45pm, Library Room • With English teacher Lesley Ellis. 9–13 years, £8 3 Oct: Aylesbury Opera “Eugene Onegin”, per child. Small groups, to learn story writing St Mary’s Church.. techniques. starting on your writing journey. • 28 Nov: Theatre in the Villages - “Bette Enter the Library’s Short Story Competition in Davis on the Edge”, St Anne’s Hall, • 28 Nov: Wendover Music, St Mary’s Church. October. Book through the Library.

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• Beer tickets: £9. This includes 6 tickets, one ticket per half pint • Hog Roast tickets: £5 • BBQ tickets: £2.50. This is for either a burger or hotdog.

This Club and Community event will take place from 5.30pm on Friday 4 September at the beautiful Witchell Ground. We are celebrating our 150th Anniversary. The Beer Tent will offer a wide selection of beers to sample (thank you Tim Cooper Soft drinks and wine can simply be of Dayla) whilst soft and other bar drinks purchased there. will be available from the clubhouse. Soak up the beer with food from the Kings Tickets are available at a Farm Hog Roast or BBQ after which you number of outlets in Wendover, will feel more than able to join in the fun, where the 150 Not Out Poster cricket inspired activities on offer. Who is on display (see advert below can throw the cricket ball the furthest?! left), such as Whitewaters Cafe. Who can hit the stumps?! This will all be accompanied by music and general end The Club is enjoying very high Junior of summer season merriment. membership numbers, has seen a recent In order to make sure we cater correctly boost in the 200 Club membership, runs we are asking that all tickets are bought 3 senior weekend teams and has seen before the day. We will be issuing another fun and well attended Village Cup wristbands for food and tickets for beer season – 150 YEARS AND STILL GOING STRONG!! Do join us to celebrate! at the following prices:

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Events: 19 Sep The Wendover Society is celebrating its 50th birthday this year. It was created to protect and preserve the charm of Wendover and has been doing just that for the last half century. We want as many of the Residents of Wendover to help us celebrate and therefore Saturday 19 September is PARTY DAY!

the little ones. No booking is required for either of these events which are open to everyone - just turn up.

In the evening there will be an event for Members of the Wendover Society only who will be informed by mail how to apply for tickets. If you would like to join The Wendover Society an application To cater for as many interests as possible form can be downloaded from our we are holding three separate events. All website at www.wendoversociety.org.uk. these are at St. Anne’s Hall, Wendover. The first is a coffee and doughnut morning which will start at 10.30 am. There will be A number of local businesses have been interesting displays about the history of very generous in supporting this event Wendover and the Wendover Society, and we would like to thank the following: opportunities to purchase goods made A Little Bird Told Me Gallery, Cornelli by local craftsmen and women and some Sugarcraft. Scruples, Number One, excellent entertainment provided by Budgens Wendover, Wendy Lewis of the musicians from our friends at RAF Halton. Loft, Rumseys, Whitewaters Deli and The Forge. Your help is much appreciated. In the afternoon, starting at 3pm there will be a children’s party, with cakes, games, We hope that you will all join us for our prizes and all sorts of entertainment for special day.

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Wendover Remembers All material copyright 2015 Wendover Remembers

AUGUST 1915

The disastrous Gallipoli Campaign continued. In August alone the Allies lost 40,000 men, mainly Australians and New Zealanders, who attacked at Suvla Bay. On the Western Front there was fierce fighting in the Vosges, Argonne and around Ypres. A Zeppelin raid on the east coast of England left 29 dead and injured. There were battles at sea between the Germans and the Russians off Riga. A German U-boat torpedoed and sank the White Star liner Arabic off the Irish coast with 44 lives lost. The August edition of the Wendover Magazine reported that: “Bert Deering , an old C.L.B. [Church Lads Brigade] boy, who joined the Royal Fusiliers, has been fighting with his Regiment on the Gallipoli Peninsula. In a card we have received he announces that he has been badly wounded while charging the Turks, and is in hospital in Malta. He has been getting on well and hopes to be sent home in the next hospital ship”. It was later learnt that Bert Deering had died of wounds.

looking grand, but as you get nearer the firing line the villages and towns are battered about dreadful, and at some of them there are churches in ruins which at one time must have looked splendid and quite beautiful.... It is quite amusing trying to make the French people understand different things we want, but in most shops they are picking up English A letter from Pte Arthur Bonham of wonderfully...We all have the same wish as Addington Cottages, who was with the 1/4th you, that it was all over and we could get Ox and Bucks L.I. in France, gives a glimpse back home again.” of life at the Front: “We have not been in the trenches for about a fortnight now, but up till On 7 August the Roman Catholic Bishop of then we had four days in and four days out. It Northampton visited the troops at Halton was a fairly quiet part of the line that we were Camp: “At seven o’clock he celebrated Mass in, though of course at times it was rather in the lines under cover of a large marquee. warm, such as rapid firing and a few shells Some 500 soldiers were drawn up on the flying over, but we soon got used to them. three sides of a square before the altar and a We used to hear at home that the Germans large number received Holy Communion. The couldn’t shoot, but can’t they?...At present military authorities recognised the honour we are billeted in a large village some miles and importance of the Bishop’s visit and behind the firing line, doing some training ordered that ‘the Catholic soldiers of all units and it is very trying as the weather is so hot, be freed from military duties that they might but I dare say we shall have it hotter before be enabled to attend the different services’.” long. The woods and country back here are The reservoir at Weston Turville was in the news. Despite the rather wet and cool summer, it had become a popular swimming venue. The Wendover Magazine published a request for a diving board or a platform to prevent the embankment from being eroded. Mike Senior & Val Moir He was the son of James and Clara Deering of Chandos Alley (now Chandos Close). Sgt Horace Nunn of Aylesbury Road also died of wounds in Gallipoli serving with the Northumberland Fusiliers. Before the war, Horace Nunn had been a well-respected local antiques dealer.

If you have any family reminiscences you would like to share, please contact Wendover News as shown below and on the front page. Bert Deering & Horace Nunn, casualties of August 1915.

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Wall Hanging The Wendover Sewing Bee has been very By special request, some residents of Cherry busy coordinating many groups in Wendover Trees Residential Home asked if they could to make the Wendover Remembers Wall join in so on 1 July the Sewing Bee moved to yet another location Hanging. for another session of poppy making. Interested parties were invited to submit ideas for The wall hanging will designs representing be completed over what happened in the summer ready John Hampden Infant School this area in World for its first outing at War One. Sewers the Rememberance were commisioned to Parade on Sunday interpret these ideas 8 November. It will into 12 inch by 12 also be displayed at inch blocks which will the Let the Chilterns form the centrepiece Sing Concert in St of the hanging. Mary’s on Sunday 21 Wendover Junior Church of England School November. Schoolchildren were invited to make poppies for All the groups and a colourful background to organisations involved in the work. Each child wrote making the wall hanging their initials onto the centre will have a chance to of a flower then sewed it. display it in their premises The centre was ironed onto then a permanent home the petals and another row will be found for it within Cherry Tree House of running stitches added. Wendover. It will be Each poppy was then sewn onto a six inch by accompanied by a small booklet explaining six inch block. Pupils at both John Hampden how it came to be made and identifying all and Wendover CofE Junior School took part who took part. Many thanks to Deb McGuire in late June. who masterminded the project.

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HS2 Select Committee Hearing

Do you know the saying, “be careful what you wish for”? Well we have a good example of it. At the end of June a bright spark noticed the latest Select Committee timetable had a series of sessions on the Chiltern Long Tunnel with promoters. Interestingly, REPA – a South Heath action group who had proposed a short extension to the existing tunnelling by HS2 as a fallback to a fully bored Chiltern tunnel was also invited. Clearly if it is good enough for South Heath, then it is good enough for Wendover and we had a fallback tunnel too – admittedly it was a green tunnel extension but the principle was clear. It seemed clear to us the Select Committee wanted to make a decision on the Chiltern Tunnel sooner rather than later (either towards the end of July or early September). REPA were the only ones being heard on 21 July and we assumed if they offered to hear us it would be on that date. So we wrote representing the POP Group (WPC, HPC, The Wendover Soc and WHS2) asking to be heard.

When the Select committee said OK we will hear you on 14 July (as the only available date) we had a choice – either to step up to have our voice heard or to leave it to others. That decision did not take very long. Collating the evidence, preparing the presentation, selecting local witnesses, briefing them, finding a QC, lining up technical experts and getting ready took a little longer and a huge amount of work. All this was rushed and with debates over whether we had appointed the right QC, and should we mention extending the green tunnels as fall back options at all, you can imagine it became a little fraught. However a strict deadline does make everyone focus on what needs to be done. The evidence and presentation had to be submitted 2 clear days before the hearing, so a hearing on 14 July, a Tuesday, meant the submission date was the Thursday before ie 9 July.

given how little time we had had. So the briefing is going well and then…we get the message that the Select Committee were waiting for us and expected us to be in the Houses of Parliament and not at the QC’s chambers. It is at moments like that, that your heart sinks and you grit your teeth.

So we rush over to the Select Committee room, for a 2pm appearance (the time we needed to be there). It is a bit daunting in that as witnesses you have to swear or affirm to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but. Duly sworn our nine witnesses entered the committee room. Now the committee room is laid out with a horseshoe shaped table which the MPs sit around. The witnesses sit in the middle of it and the HS2 Ltd QC and the Petitioners QC sit across the open end. So there was Bob Duggan and I sitting in middle, feeling a bit as if we were in the ‘sin bin’. That So come the day we arranged to see the QC impression is heightened by the Chairman in the morning to have a briefing – we were in coming in and telling us we only had one need of sharing the points and presentation hour to present our case. I have to say our QC

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HS2 did a wonderful job of pushing the witnesses completely the peak noise issue. Now you through and drawing out the pertinent facts. may say he would say that wouldn’t he, but he is supposed to tell the truth – maybe the In fact we were obviously interesting enough select committee have learnt to take what that they did listen to us and all in all we had 2¼ he says with a pinch of salt! hours hearing. This was a little bit more succinct than we had planned but we got all our messages Let’s hope we hear something positive either across. We should be thankful that the Chairman at the end of July or start of September. A of the Select Committee allowed us the extra thank you to all involved in making our time. At the end of the day we all did the best appearance at the Select Committee work. we could and we could not ask anymore. My impressions of it are the select committee asked quite a few questions and were interested. They clearly had remembered their visit to Wendover positively. I thought we might get something but the committee did not give much away. The one discordant note for me was the HS2 QC Tim Mould who had made little headway against our acoustician when peak noise was discussed, chose at a later stage to show an average noise map of Wendover to say we did not need any more mitigation, ignoring

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I expect some of you have already received your Petitioners Response Documents from HS2 and may have seen the timetable. The Select Committee are trying to push through the petitions they need to hear. They are trying to persuade people to group together to save time. I would suggest that no one groups until we hear what their decision is on the Chiltern Long Tunnel and any other mitigation they may offer. The timetable looks crazy to me but we will see. Brian Thompson

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution relies on voluntary donations for its vital life-saving work. A very important element of this fund raising is the house-to-house collection each Spring, which for the past many years has been organised by Dr Colin Riley. However Colin has now had to call it a day, and although most of his team of volunters are happy to continue, we need someone to take over his role as local organiser. It is not The Wendover Evening WI, ready for tea. an onerous task, but it is of great importance and Colin has always found it very rewarding The room was decorated to represent a tea If you would be willing to give it a try, please room of the era. All the WI ladies were in contact the Hon. Secretary of the local period dress and some of the cakes were Branch, Tony Hall, via email at tazv.hall@ made using recipes of the time. There was an exhibition, including a very interesting tesco.net or by phone (01844) 208474.

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£250,000 Milestone Reached!

Saunderton-based charity Kids in Sport announced in June that they have passed the £250,000 milestone! This is the total sum awarded by the charity since it was founded in 2008 to provide opportunities for local deserving youngsters to take part in sport. In total 79 grants have been made, from a few hundred up to five figures. The most recent award was £4000 to Hughenden Primary School to fund a lunchtime sports club. Hughenden is typical of the beneficiaries Kids in Sport seeks to support, being a small village school with a policy of being fully inclusive for all its 129 pupils. For further information email roger@kidsinsport.com or call 07944 870286.

Local Charity hits National Press!

Lindengate, the Wendover-based charity that helps those with mental health needs through therapeutic horticulture, featured in the Mail on Sunday’s “You” Magazine on 21 June. The two Co-Founders – Charlie Powell and Siân Chattle – tell their personal story of how Lindengate came about and the success they are having in using gardening, horticulture and nature with those dealing with mental health needs. Lindengate is strongly supported by local people and has over 80 volunteers helping to organise, maintain and develop the 5-acre site.

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Four volunteers from Calibre Audio Library who between them have given a combined 100 years of service, have been honoured with a special “Thank-you” by the former Children’s Laureate and previous winner of the prestigious Carnegie Medal, Anne Fine OBE. The author of Google-Eyes and Madame Doubtfire (on which the Robin Williams’

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Anne commented on their volunteering role: MS Centre: walk the mile “It is all so worthwhile. Books provide comfort, The flagship event of the Centre’s 30th anniversary celebrations is the Walk the MS mile initiative. We would love you to join Linda, Sarah and all the other walkers, pushers and wheelers for the one mile in Wendover on Friday 11th September and the final day of the challenge on Wednesday 30th from RAF Halton to the Centre on Princess Mary Gate. Help us to hit our £30,000 target! More detail Janet Cox, Jean Reeve, Anne Fine & Eileen Cullen on chilternsmscentre.org

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Schools Chiltern Ridgeway School Update. Chiltern Ridgeway School (CRS) are very excited to announce that they will be submitting their application for the school in the upcoming round of applications this autumn, with the support of Darren Lyon and Neale Pledger – the Headmaster and Deputy Headmaster of Sir Thomas Fremantle School (STFS) in Winslow, North Buckinghamshire. Since opening in 2013 under the leadership of Darren and Neale, STFS has gone from strength to strength. They are now 3 times oversubscribed for this September’s entry and they recently received a ‘Good with Outstanding features’ report from Ofsted. CRS will be announcing open days in the autumn for prospective parents/students of CRS to visit STFS. This will give people the chance to meet their leadership team, have a look around their school and gain further understanding of what CRS are aiming to achieve when open. With the commitment of the Government to open a further 500 Free Schools, the expansion of local infant and junior schools putting even more pressure on Secondary school places, and the support of Darren Lyon and Neale Pledger, CRS are feeling very optimistic about the application. CRS look forward to seeing you at the open day in the autumn and thank you for your continued support! To learn more about STFS please visit their website: www. sirthomasfremantle.org

Vale Primary Schools Football Association Cup Final by defeating Bierton School 3-0. The following pupils represented the school across the league and cup games: Marc Weltenius, Ben Tompkins, Max Ellis, Gianni Passaro, Ellis Lloyd, Riley Christmas, Freddy Watson, Rio Pickwick, Curtis Brown, Jamie Williams, Anna Cuthbert, William McMurdo, Roman Green, Ben MacKinnon, Michael Joshua and Charlie Wilkinson-Hoare. Well done from all staff and pupils at Wendover CE Junior School. We are very proud of you all!

Summer has arrived!

There will be significant changes and challenges when we return to Wendover Campus, Chiltern Way Federation in September with the campus accepting girls for the first time and a much larger number of students, including the transition of pupils from the Prestwood Campus to us at Wendover. Exciting times! We have had another ‘mini-inspection’ this term from our School Improvement Partner and once again our hard work, commitment and determination to do the best for our pupils has been recognised. This now means that in this academic year we have been judged as ‘Outstanding’ by three separate external agencies. This is an amazing achievement and one which we all - staff, parents and pupils alike - should be justly proud.

quantity and we look forward to doing the same next year and with hopefully more visitors! It was lovely to be able to talk about our school and explain the work we do. Please do come along and say hello. Gary Regan

John Colet Soapbox Derby

A John Colet team took on the challenge of the Aylesbury Soapbox Derby. The karts must not be powered and must have effective steering. Nico Pope , Jack Luckey, George Perry , Ben Frost and Jason GillamWright built a go kart in their spare time, during break times and lunchtimes, plus a little time afterschool. Nico said: “Overall, we came 8th out of 15 karts, which we are pretty pleased with. We were the only school team and one of the very few teams that had no adult involvement throughout the project. We would like to thank Mr T Brand for introducing us to, and allowing us to take part in this project, enabling us to use one of his workshops during the construction phase.”

John Colet Trip to Abbeyfield

John Colet form 10S enjoyed a visit to Abbeyfield as part of the school’s Make A Difference initiative during which tutor groups are encouraged to do something for others and their local community. Everyone had a wonderful time looking at old school photos, hearing about being at school during the war and even enjoying a game of At the beginning of July we held an open scrabble. Everyone enjoyed the visit so much evening and barbeque for local residents that another one is planned for next year. and it was wonderful to be able to further Wendover Junior CoE school Wendover CE Junior School’s football team our links with the local community. Whilst Ed: apologies to the schools but each of has had a fantastic 2014/2015 season. On we didn’t have as many visitors as we would these articles has been severely edited. Full Tuesday 30 June they won the Aylesbury have wished it was a case of quality not articles on www.wendovernews.co.uk

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Al Fresco Near and Far The Bell, Stoke Mandeville

With a sunny patio terrace overlooking a large, lawned beer garden, The Bell at 29 Lower Road, Stoke Mandeville, HP22 5XA is a must visit on sunny days. It is very family friendly with a large car park and has excellent accessibility. Independently run by James Penlington, the pub opened in January 2013 is now well known for consistently good food, warm service, well-kept ales and a wide selection of international wines with plenty to choose from by the glass. The Bell is very keen to use locally sourced products wherever possible, supporting local businesses and their employees in addition to their nominated charity Florence Nightingale Hospice. James lives with his

young family in Stoke Mandeville and they are now a fixture in the local community. The October 2014 edition of Wendover News broke the story of The Bell winning the prestigious County Dining Pub of the Year for Buckinghamshire in the most recent edition of The Good Pub Guide.

King & Queen

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Al Fresco Near and Far Café in the Park

Amy and I started Café in the Woods, Wendover Woods, in 2006 and have built up a loyal customer base. In July 2015 we opened Café in the Park, Aston Clinton. We are delighted to be supported by our business partners and local residents Nick and Kylie Lincoln. As parents themselves we feel that between the four of us we can bring a sense of togetherness to the park and the community. As residents we hope to better understand the needs of local people. The Café will be open daily and we have decorated the hall to make it a more flexible space to hire out for children’s parties, celebrations, meetings, exercise classes, yoga, weddings etc. We are keen to make the venue have a wide appeal whilst focusing on young families. We will be open every day to refresh, revive and provide a friendly service to users of Aston Clinton Park. Don’t forget, Aston Clinton Park is only a short walk from Wendover along the canal - a great destination.

We are already supporting local businesses and will be sourcing local produce from local suppliers wherever possible. We will only stock Fairtrade, organic coffee from sustainable sources. We are also keen to encourage recycling, whilst reducing the use of packaging limiting the impact on the park. We believe that a good catering facility serving freshly prepared food can be a real asset to a community. We aim to make your Café in the Park exactly that. Every purchase made will help to improve the park and its facilities in the future. The more you use us, the better the park will become. We have applied for an alcohol license but are keen that the venue has a very different feel from the past. We have had a number of enquiries from local sports and social clubs and are looking to build some bridges with regular users of the park. We will be open 8.30am-5pm weekdays and 8.30am6pm on weekends initially until our alcohol license is granted. This will allow us to take evening bookings and functions after 6pm.

We hope that you will support this new and exciting venture and look forward to seeing you in Aston Clinton Park soon. Jon Warbrick

The Russell Arms, Butlers Cross

In April 2015, The Bell - Stoke Mandeville’s James Penlington opened his second country pub, just down the road from Wendover at the Butler’s Cross crossroads – yes, The Russell Arms, HP17 0TS. This is still village owned but under new management. Here, you will be warmly greeted by the convivial Alice, her top cellar man Tom and their youthful team. They are welcoming back valued customers who enjoy great dining and are building up a long list of brand new fans to boot. It boasts one of the prettiest, most tranquil al fresco experiences, a high quality menu and lighter lunch options. ‘The Russell’ is an interesting lower Bacombe Hill walk from Wendover and is very popular with drinkers, cyclists, walkers and dogs. The fully enclosed garden is great for families and there is a car park.

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David Lidington The Commons Committee considering the HS2 Bill has the power to change the legislation to include improved mitigation and compensation for people affected by the route. They came to my constituency on 11 June. The purpose was to give the Committee, most of whom don’t know our area, a vivid impression of the impact of HS2 on the landscape and on people’s lives – a context for when they examine the arguments presented in local petitions.

and effective. Tapes along Nash Lee Lane and Oxford Road showed clearly where the railway would cut across and a helium balloon was used to show the height of the line near London Road as it approached Wendover. Understandably, Committee members were not going to prejudge the evidence they will hear on petitions, but I know that this visit made a big impression on them.

I had worked with the Committee clerk, local councils and campaign groups on an itinerary to allow Committee members to see as many I argued the case for tunnelling in evidence to the Committee on 30 as possible of the locations affected by HS2. During an eight hour June. The video is available online at: tinyurl.com/qhy8dwx and the tour, we included 25 stops. transcript is available at: tinyurl.com/q8r2seo. We started at Kings Ash, from where we could see how the proposed viaduct would cut across the Misbourne Valley. Then we went on to London Road, St Mary’s Church, Bacombe Lane, the Market Place, Ellesborough Road, Coombe Hill and Nash Lee Lane before moving on to Stoke Mandeville and Aylesbury.

Since then, I have met Wendover POP to discuss their evidence session and organised a meeting between constituency petitioners and the Committee clerk. I have also visited Wendover House School. This visit was primarily about HS2 but I am looking forward to going back to learn more about the educational work of this Between stops, I was also able to talk to the Committee about outstanding school. general problems like the impact of HS2 construction on already Finally, I continue to help individual constituents with compensation crowded roads. claims. The Need to Sell scheme is helping more than EHS did (so The number of people who turned out demonstrated the depth far, just under two-thirds of applicants have been successful). of feeling locally against HS2 but the Committee were welcomed Please contact me if you would like my help at david.lidington.mp@ in a courteous and friendly manner. The presentations were short parliament.uk, or on 020 7219 2514.

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Youth The core funding for this event came from Budgens and the Youth Forum through the “Apprentice” scheme. On the day, Budgens supplied BBQ food which was loved by Tel: 0751 9834251 everyone. Wendover Youth Forum provides Homemade Cakes, Fine Teas, the personnel. Members of the Youth Forum Light Breakfasts, Lunches were visible everywhere, wearing their red Open air seating tee-shirts. Fortunately it was an afternoon for away from the eating ice cream in the sun which must have High Street bustle helped to boost takings. The “Apprentice” is a challenge started by Wendover Youth Club Find us behind last September to encourage entrepreneurial Wendover Antique Centre spirit in local young people. Putting on this Open 7 Days a Week event was a huge learning curve for all Monday-Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm involved and has developed organisation Sunday & Bank Holidays 11.00am - 5.00pm skills many didn’t realise they had.

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The first Wendover Festival organised by Wendover Youth Forum took place on Saturday 11 July 2015. This was an incredible feat for such young people and they must have been happy with the response of about 400 young people in the area (and their families) who loved the large array of inflatable games and interactive fun available all over the Colet Field. One of the most popular items was the Zorbs, illustrated in the photo (right).

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We are very proud that Dr Marshall, who has been a GP Partner at Wendover since 1992, was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List this year for his work in developing General Practice both locally and nationally. Dr Marshall divides his working week between clinical work as a GP at the surgery and influencing NHS policy to improve services for patients. He has supported work nationally in developing General Practice over his career, and was instrumental in informing the establishment of Clinical Commissioning Groups, giving clinicians a much greater role in the planning of local health services across the country. He currently works part-time for the NHS Confederation, which is a membership organisation working to support NHS policy development and NHS organisations in delivering better care to patients.

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Minor Illness Service (Express Clinic) except bank holiday weekends,

Our nurse-led service for patients with minor illness and injuries is now run across all three of the Westongrove sites. Therefore if you call requesting a nurse appointment, or the receptionist ascertains that your condition is suitable to be seen by a nurse, you may be offered an appointment at Bedgrove or Aston Clinton surgeries as well as at Wendover. We have found that this arrangement works well for nearly all patients, but if you do have difficulty in travelling to one of our other sites please indicate this to the receptionist and alternative arrangements will be made for you.

Missed appointments

There has been a lot of publicity recently in the media about patients missing GP appointments and the cost to the NHS of the lost time. At Wendover 28 patients missed their appointments in the three months to 20 July. If you are unable to attend your appointment please call Reception as soon as possible so that your appointment may be offered to another patient.

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We are a training centre for doctors who are under undergoing specialist training in general practice. In August we will be joined by Drs Clair Chappel and Amy Pennefather. Our current registrars will both be leaving us in September. Dr Cheryl Phillips has successfully completed her training, and Dr Fiona Duncan Millar will be moving on to another practice.

Changes To Our Usual Opening Hours

We will be closed for the August bank holiday weekend from 6.30pm on Friday 28 August until 7.30am on Tuesday 1 September 2015. We do not close for staff training in August. For full details of our opening hours and information on the services we offer please see www. westongrove.com This space is sponsored by Wendover Health Centre.

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You Write Michael Jocelyn

The Wendover School Campus Site

His tragic death was a shock to everyone. Although his health had recently declined this accident came out of the blue. His levelheadedness and sound advice will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time. Brian Thompson Chairman, Halton Parish Council

As a parent whose daughter attended all three schools on the campus, I was very happy to have them on my doorstep. I feel I am also a resident of Manor Rd, and I this is far more valuable than the minor support the proposed expansion of the irritations the schools cause. schools. It is true that leaving the house Jo Naiman around school drop-off and pick up times can be an irritation, but an additional classroom A Lovely Audience is unlikely to make a huge difference to the I am writing to thank those who turned situation. I would hope this could be an out on 5 July to watch a concert entitled opportunity to address the traffic flow on ‘A Summer Serenade’. As the organiser the road, possibly turning Manor Rd into a and a participant in the event I cannot one way street. write a critique but I know that there were From the wider community’s point of outstanding performances from singers and view it is always tempting to say that new actors who are accustomed to working at neighbourhoods should be built with schools the highest levels of entertainment.

Michael Jocelyn lived at Moor Park and was an active and keen parish councillor for Halton Parish Council. Not only did he help reflect views from all parts of the parish but he also brought common sense and a wealth of experience. He contributed greatly to council meetings with his wealth of local knowledge and local people, which was always valued. He was active in helping village activities such as the Pub Night and was a member of the team that tries to get a bus service through the middle of the village. His links to the British Legion always ensured we had our wreath in time for Remembrance Day.

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You Write Sadly the audience was very small but I have to say their enthusiasm soon blew away our natural disappointment. It is so lovely to look out at an audience and see rapt, smiling faces, totally engaged with those on the stage.

the cost and it was a joy to be able to walk home rather than dash for the last train! We are converted and have already signed up to their next fund raising concert in November. Stephen and Carole Low

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Business Forum New Look Bottle Labels

Chiltern Brewery has launched fresh bright new labels right across its entire range of bottled beers, following the success of its newly branded draught beer pump clips in 2013. Beer descriptions are to the fore on these beautifully crafted labels reinforcing the qualities and strengths of the ales. The label for ever popular John Hampden’s Ale reminds us that it is a mouth-watering Golden Harvest Ale. Each label has tasting notes from Head Brewer Tom Jenkinson as well as product information and food matching suggestions. For example Three Hundred’s Dark Old Ale is considered to complement strong cheeses, red meats and stews particularly well.

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Brookes

Further to the refit in February, you may have seen a repaint happening on the building formerly known as Curve which has re-emerged as Brookes, now owned by Mel Duddy.

Mel, previously a senior buyer with Arcadia (Dorothy Perkins), was keen to re-enter the fashion business. Her childhood family environment was in retail in Wales and her husband was also in the business, rising to CEO retail Argos and Homebase. This family strongly believes that personal service is key in this sector and Mel has the experience to provide it. Customers can try on all kinds of fashion in an unhurried manner, in an intimate setting. They will be given appropriate attention and advice. The new website will soon give more detail. The familiar labels continue to be offered: Joseph, Hale-Bob, 360 cashmere, Joie and DVF will come later in the year. This company has always been a destination for jeans. Brookes has embraced the need for many varieties of fit required for denim including skinny, boyfriend, cropped, flare something to suit everyone. Velvet will be on offer in the Autumn as well as coated denim (mock leather). Brookes offers a personal fitting service to ensure the right jean for your body shape.

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Club Corner Wendover District at Woburn

On Saturday 4 July, Rainbows, Brownies and Guides from the Wendover District (accompanied by leaders and helpers) met at the John Colet School for a day trip to Woburn Safari Park. First on the agenda was the road safari, where the girls saw animals including lions, bears and wolves, and it was particularly entertaining to see monkeys climbing on one of the coaches. After the road safari and a quick stop for lunch, we split into our units to do the foot safari. During the afternoon, 1st Wendover Rainbows went on a railway trip around the park - seeing donkeys, giraffes and deer; watched a parrot show, and had a surprise encounter with 3 elephants and a baby elephant who walked right past us. The girls also enjoyed 20 minutes in the indoor play ark and buying toy animals in the shop! We returned to Wendover just after 5pm, after a great day at the safari park. Emily Cebryk Young Leader, 1st Wendover Rainbows

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Wendover Sparrowhawks

Recently, Wendover Sparrowhawks Netball team took part in the Aylesbury Summer League - our first ever competitive matches following a series of friendlies. The team did brilliantly well, often playing against teams a few divisions above division 5 which is the division we will compete in for the Winter League which starts in September. Across the 6 matches the Sparrowhawks chalked up 3 losses, 1 draw and 1 win. Despite the losses Can You Help? Wendover Scouts sail at Aylesbury Sailing the matches were very well received by fans club on a Monday evening. This year we and players alike, who were pleased to see have given over 60 scouts the chance to try improvements every week. sailing, many for the the first time. The group own 4 Picos and a Gull, all of which are kept The Sparrowhawks will continue to train throughout the summer on Thursday at the club. evenings from 18.30 - 19.30 - if you fancy We are in need of more adult help from giving netball a go - do come along to people with sailing experience. You may training, the more the merrier! already hold some of the qualifications or be willing to obtain them. We are looking As the club continues to grow, we would for people with level 2 Power Boat, Assistant really appreciate the help and support of a Dinghy Instructor or Dinghy Instructor sponsor - if any local businesses are interested in sponsorship and supporting this local qualifications. community club, please do get in touch with the We are not looking for you to help with Chair Lucy Adler at lucyadler44@gmail.com.

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With the last Tuesday evening out at The Chandos Arms in Weston Turville and the Cumbria Tour, our summer programme of dancing out has come to an end for 2015. However, as autumn approaches, our focus changes to that of supporting other sides for their Days of Dance. On 3 August, St. Alban’s are out at The Alford Arms, Frithsden near Hemel Hempstead in the evening. After that with holidays, Towersey Festival and the harvest, our next outing will be with Etcetera Morris on 12 Sept as part of the Enfield Autumn Show. On 26 Sept, St Albans have their walking tour of the City and with many other sides attending it’s always a good day out. Our own Day of Dance is on 14 November and plans are well advanced. So what is the attraction of Morris dancing? For all of us it’s about the fun, a celebration of life and a sense of wellbeing and achievement. About 5 years ago, BBC 4 broadcast a programme called “Still Folk Dancing After All These Years” where the

Unthank sisters (www.the-unthanks.com) explore some of the folk dancing traditions still found in England today. At last, the whole programme can be seen again on Youtube and is well worth a watch. I’m now able to recognise people appearing in it. And what about the ladies? An interesting conversation with an appreciative audience produced a thought along the lines of a Ladies’ Side based in a local village. Why not? We already know of a lady fiddle player and a lady accordionist living locally. The Whitchurch men would be more than willing to support such a side - it’s up to you. It’s cheaper than Zumba so if you want any help, contact us. Starting in early September our practice nights will begin again on Tuesdays at 8:15pm in Wilstone village hall. All you men and boys have to do is come along and join us or contact us through our web address below. Wassail, John King, WMM www.whitchurchmorris.org.uk

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Club Corner Wendover Tennis and Squash Club

We were blessed with excellent tennis and lovely weather for our Tennis Finals Day in July. In all 7 Senior finals including for the first time two Veterans finals for players aged over 55 were played on the day, followed by a Hog Roast. A full list of the results can be found at www.wendovertennisandsquash. co.uk. In August we are running Squash, Racketball and Tennis Summer junior camps during the weeks commencing 3rd August and 24th August. For further information please contact tmalliff@yahoo.co.uk for Squash/Racketball and alisonsharptennis@ gmail.com for tennis.

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The annual 5-aside competition will be on the Colet playing fields on Saturday 1 August. After last season’s hugely successful campaign Wendover FC Towers has already started pre season training on Thursdays from 6.45pm on the Colet playing fields with Darren Woolard. Feel free to come along if you’re looking to start fresh at a new club with a promising future this season. We have a good bunch of committed players so please only attend if you can give us 100%.

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support to its personnel throughout their time at RAF Halton. Despite a very rainy day, the Station community of RAF, RN, Army Regulars, Reserves, Civil Service, Contractors and families were treated to an afternoon of family entertainment.

Group Captain Burns addressed the guests and expressed his: “Heartfelt thanks to everyone in attendance for their continued support for the Station and the hard work RAF Halton Pipes & Drums entertain at Families’ of his personnel for making the Annual Day 2015. Reception the success it was.” While the weather was not good enough for the air displays and some of the Queen’s The RAF Halton Families Day, which takes Birthday fly past aircraft that were booked, place every two years, is an opportunity the community enjoyed performances by for the Station to give something back to the RAF Halton Pipes and Drums band, the

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RAF Halton walk around the lake. Armed with shovels, wheelbarrows and mini dump trucks, they split up into small groups and took turns in shovelling and transporting the gravel and laying the path. The groups worked in threeThe RAF Police Dogs provided a dynamic hour shifts and in total a 600 metre path was display along with other sideshows and completed in four days. events which entertained everyone and raised hundreds of pounds for charity. Corporal Corinne Bailey, who supervised the Wing Commander Ray Morley, event work, said: “It was a massive achievement organiser, said: “The families’ day was and for the groups who completed the task it a great success for hundreds of visitors, was a chance to get away from the base and despite the constant rain and lack of flying. give something back to the local community. This is an appropriate reflection of the hard Projects like these are really worthwhile work of the organising committee, for which and throughout their time local people would pass by and comment on the work. the Station is very grateful.” Overall, everyone enjoyed helping Weston Turville Community Project out and would Ten airmen and women from RAF Halton certainly love have carried out a community project at the to participate in reservoir at Weston Turville over a four-day other community period. projects in the The task involved laying down gravel on a future.” track that would allow the local residents to

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Tribute: Jean Wyatt Friends and family filled Wendover Free Church minister took them on a long tour of Church on 6 June to remember and give England starting at Devizes in Wiltshire via thanks for the life of Jean Wyatt. Heckmondwike in Yorkshire and then Dover in Kent before ending in Putney and East Jean was born on 22 October 1929 in Sheen, London. Their ministry was defined by Chelmsford, Essex, the only daughter of Arthur their compassion and willingness to accept and Clare Pryor, and little sister to Jack. Her people whatever their background. mother had a confectionery and tobacconist shop to support the family as Jean’s father died when she was 18 months old. Young Jean was adventurous; she swam and ice skated on the nearby river Chelmer and as a teenager in the late 1940s went on hiking and cycling holidays in Norway and France. While she was a teenager in Chelmsford she befriended a German prisoner of war, and was on the receiving end of some concerned comments from her mother and brother. But then she was never daunted by criticism or authority, When they moved to London in 1980, their not allowing convention to get in the way of four children had almost all left the nest, so her passion for causes, whether they were Jean had more time to be involved in her individuals or countries. This compassion passion for peace. She joined Christian CND for people and a passion for peace was an and made several visits to support the women important part of Jean’s faith. She met John at Greenham Common who were protesting Wyatt at Baddow Congregational Church and the presence of the American cruise missile they married in July 1955 after a four year base. Jean’s activities were curtailed for a few engagement – during which John completed years when her mother developed Parkinson’s his theological training. They honeymooned disease; she came to live with them in the in Great Missenden, never imagining that London manse and for the next three years they would spend their retirement in the Jean took on what was probably her most neighbouring town. challenging job as a full time carer.

and Nuclear Disarmament. In 1994 Jean developed ME, a disease that resulted in periods of fatigue that would leave her exhausted. She had to adapt to this new challenge and learnt that she could still be active as long as she paced herself, charging and recharging her energies between activities. She did not always get the planning right and sometimes had to do some recharging while lying on the floor of the local supermarket much to the concern of other shoppers. However, ME did not stop her continuing her support for peace causes. She continued to attend demonstrations, as long as there was somewhere to sit down to display her rainbow banner inscribed with the words PEACE, which was either draped around her or hung on a fence; preferably a significant fence, such as the one outside the Ministry of Defence. Jean was instrumental in introducing the Adopt a Minefield Campaign in Wendover.

Jean learnt that life was a bit different for a minister’s wife. Hosting a dinner party did not require etiquette skills but rather being prepared to share out the Sunday dinner with whoever turned up on the doorstep hungry. She launched herself into her new role with her usual commitment and enthusiasm, devoting herself to serving alongside John for 36 years. John’s work as a United Reformed

Jean found peace in quiet contemplation and regularly attended the local Julian meeting with others wishing to ‘Be still and know that I am God’. The writings of Julien of Norwich gave her encouragement, and during difficult times helped her to experience a sense of peace. Jean was 85 when she passed away after a short illness that was spent peacefully in her home looking out over her garden.

In 1991 John retired and they moved here becoming members of Wendover Free Church, which had particularly impressed them as an example of Christians putting traditions behind Christ’s command to love and work together. Jean was close enough to London to continue attending various meetings and gatherings supporting causes including Drop the Debt, Free West Papua

In 2003, Jean’s husband passed away. John had not just been her soul mate but also her part time carer helping her cope with her ME. However, with the support of neighbours and friends Jean was able to stay at her Wendover home looking after herself. She continued to travel to support her peace causes when energy allowed.

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Local Faces at JCS

Ellie Philp is Head Girl, studying Business, Travel & Tourism and Sociology to A-level and will focus on Lower School and Sixth Form Councils.

Mitchell Hoverd is Head Boy, studying History, Business and Film Studies to A-level. He wants to be approachable to all students.

Huge congratulations to Ellie Philp and Mitchell Hoverd on their election to Head Girl and Boy at John Colet School along with Rebecca Neville and Subin Guring their Deputies. Their first joint endeavour was to attend a leadership day at William Borlaise School on 19 June and by the end of the month had assisted with year 10 and year 11 taster days, speaking in assemblies and helping students to choose their courses. On 6 July they were entrusted with representing the school to the current year 6 who attended the induction day. The last task for this term was to organise a sixth form sports day as well as lunchtime students v staff matches in football, rounders and dodgeball.

Last year, the Sixth Form Council raised nearly £2000 for their two chosen charities, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Hearing Dogs for the Deaf. Clearly this year’s team wants to exceed that target. The charities won’t be chosen until the new academic year which gives them time to plan. Usually two charities are chosen - one local and one national or international.

Subin Gurung is Deputy Head Boy, studying Business, Geography and Film Studies. He hopes to encourage students to feel closer to the school community.

They include cake sales, especially the now famous Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, games and other activities designed to have fun, raise some money and integrate all pupils into school life.

The Sixth Form Council also organises an ice-breaking Fresher’s Party at the end of September to help the new year 12 integrate with year 13 to make a cohesive sixth form. The main fund raising events in the Lower This is aided by having vertical integration in School (years 7 to 11) are based around sixth form tutor groups making it easier for traditional celebrations: year 13 to advise year 12 about academic • Freaky Friday - Halloween and social life. The Leavers’ Prom for year 13 • Frosty Friday - Christmas will be planned later in the school year for when • Flirty Friday - Valentine exams are over. Good luck!

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CONTACT

7 days a week

morn/eve

JAZZERCISE classes to suit you. www.jazzercise-uk.com

07900 987230

Mon, Wed, Thu

morn/eve

Adult, Teenager Yoga Classes.

01296 623543, www.sarahyoga.co.uk

Mon, Thu, SAT

morn/eve

Zumba with Nikki, Mon & Thu 1815 Halton School, Sat 0930 Wendover Jr School

nicolepistak.zumba.com, 07876443392

Mon-Thu, SAT

morn/eve

FabricHQ sewing. Topics, times & locations vary, see website for details

www.fabrichq.co.uk

Mon-Thu, SUN

19.30-21.30 or stated Cornelli Sugarcraft cake decorating courses. Topics vary, see website for details.

www.cornellisugarcraft.co.uk

Mon-SAT

morn/eve

Wendover Fitness Classes. Activities & times vary, see website for details

www.wendoverfitness.co.uk

Mondays

7.30 or 19.30

The Rotary Club of Wendover & District. For meeting times see website

www.wendoverrotary.org.uk

Mondays

10.00-11.30

Rainbows & Rattles playgroup (term time only), RAF Halton HIVE, Trinity Centre, £1

Mondays

10.30, 11.30, 13.00

Hartbeeps Music Classes for children, Wendover Library, see website for details

www.hartbeeps.com

Mondays

11.15-12.15

Tai Chi Classes, Wendover Youth Centre, £5 per class

www.physioandpilates​inbucks.co.uk

Mondays

13.30-15.00

Wendover Baby & Toddler Group (term time only), Wendover Memorial Hall, £2

Mondays

19.00

Free friendly run/jog club to suit you. Meet point RAF base Chestnut Avenue.

Nikki 07868 873911

Tue & Wed

19.30

Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell

01296 624089

Tue, Wed, Thu

morn/eve

Cat Booker Fitness classes – Pilates and Boot Camp

www.catbookerfitness.co.uk

Tue-SAT

day/eve

Plain Stitch sewing, including monthly Sewing Bee. Topics, times & locations vary.

www.plainstitch.co.uk

Tuesdays

10.00

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

01494 475367

Tuesdays

10.15 & 11.15

Bounce & Rhyme (term time only), Library Room

0845 2303232

Tuesdays

13.30-15.00

(bi-weekly) Multiple Magic—support group for multiple births, Wen Children’s Ctre 01296 621143

Tuesdays

14.00-16.00

artsmart Watercolour Plus, tutor Wendy Lewis, St Anne’s Hall

Tuesdays

19.30

Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell

Tuesdays

20.00

IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall

www.imagezcameraclub.co.uk

Tuesdays

20.00

Wheelers & Dealers, Square Dance Club, Wendover Memorial Hall

07731 776654

Tuesdays

20.00-22.00

Halton Singers, Halton Village Hall

enquiries@haltonsing​ers.org.uk

Wed to Mon

as stated

Jodie Digby Fitness courses, various locations

07882 978410

Wed, SUN, last Fri 09.30 or stated

Cycle Rides with Local Cycle Touring Clubs

southbuckscycling.org.uk/rides

Wednesdays

09.30-11.00

Stay & Play (term time only), Aston Clinton Guide Hall

01296 621143

Wednesdays

10.30-12.30

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

wendystudio@hotmail.com

Wednesdays

12.00-13.30

Tai Chi & Qigong Classes, St Anne’s Hall

www.yangshengtaichi.com

Wednesdays

18.30

Gentle yoga & mindfulness, prior booking required. Wen Youth Centre

s.wright@mindfullystressfree.co.uk

Wednesdays

18.45

Hartbeats African Drumming, beginner to advanced, £6, pay-as-you-go

Justine 07773 047684

Wednesdays

19.00-21.00

Adult Swimming Classes, Wendover Pool

Sharon 07990 521679

Wednesdays

19.30-21.00

Sketch Club, £10 per session, Wendover Library Room

Julie 07710 196334

Thu & SAT

19.30-23.00

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

Thursdays

09.00-16.00

Wendover Weekly Market, Manor Waste

Thursdays

09.45-17.45

Fun Dog Training, Ellesborough Parish Hall

anndormer.a2z@gmail.com

Thursdays

10.00-11.30

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

01296 621143

Thursdays

evening

(bi-weekly) Healing Meditation Group

www.beingmystical.co.uk

Thursdays

19.00 & 20.00

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

01442 865734

Thursdays

19.00

Taekwondo for ages 5 and up, Wendover CofE Junior School

www.btkd.co.uk

Thursdays

19.45

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

01296 709593

Fridays

09.30 & 11.15

Hatha yoga—09.30-11.00 and 11.15-12.45, Halton Village Hall

www.lizbrownyoga.co.uk

Fridays

10.00

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

Fridays

10.00

Zumba Gold, St Anne’s Hall

Fridays

10.00-12.00

Healing Meditation Group, £10

www.beingmystical.co.uk

Fridays

13.30-15.00

Lipreading and Hearing Loss Course, Wendover Library Room

judy.lipreading@gmai​l.com

Fridays

14.00-15.30

Bumps and Babies (siblings welcome), Wendover Children’s Centre

01296 621143

Fridays

14.20 & 15.15

Sounds Tastic - early for under 0-4 (mixed age), later for babies only, Wen Mem Hall www.soundstastic.co.uk

Fridays

19.00-21.00

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

Paul Hammett 01296 621162

Fridays

19.30

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

St Mary’s Shop 01296 623123

SUNDAYS

09.00-10.00

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

Liz 01296 622895

SUNDAYS

14.00-17.00

Lacey Green Windmill open Easter to 27 September. HP27 0PG

www.laceygreenwindmill.org.uk

SUNDAYS

14.30-17.00

Tea & Cake, St Mary’s Church, Wendover - weekly until 27 September

SUNDAYS

20.00

Bingo at the Royal British Legion Club, Chiltern Road, all welcome

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What’s On in August 2015 To Advertise your event for September 2015, please contact us before Monday 17 August. Calendar entry FREE, one line; What’s On Box charity rate £14 TIME EVENT ongoing daily Exhibitions at Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP, see p 2 for details 27 Jul-27 Aug daily Tennis & Multi-Activity Camps, Halton Tennis Centre, see p 2 Sat 01 all day Free Tennis Day, Pipers Corner School HP15 6LP, see p2 Sat 01 afternoon Summer Bytes at TNMOC, Bletchley MK3 6EB Sun 02 9.30 Newcomer/Easy Paced Cycle Ride from Aqua Vale, see p 2 Tue 04 10.00 Hell’s Angels - The Scooter Group! Wendover Free Church, see p2 Tue 04 10.30 Wendover Area Walk with the Ramblers, also Sun 09 10.00 and Tue 25 evening, see p 2 Wed 05 20.00 Pendley Shakespeare Festival HP23 5QY - Wed 5-Sun 9 & Wed 12-Sun 16, see p 2 Thu 06 10.30 & 11.30 Family History Sessions with Cathy Soughton, Wendover Community Library, see p 2 Thu 06 19.00 Wendover Library Reading Group (1st Thursday), Wendover Library Room Thu 06 19.30 “Loserville!”, AVYT, Pendley Court Theatre HP23 5QY Thu 06-Sat 08, also 14.30 Sat, see p3 Fri 07 18.00 "Treasure Island", Waddesdon Manor HP18 0JH - Pirate Weekend Sat 8-Sun 9! see p 3 Sat 08 10-16.00 Potato Festival at Loaf and Larder, Wyevale Garden Cntr, Sat 08 & 09 Sun 9, 11.00-3pm,see p3 Mon 10 19.00-21.00 "Bosom Buddies" breast cancer support gp (2nd Monday), Orchard Children's Ctre HP23 5DJ Tue 11 19.45 Wendover Evening WI meeting – "Royal Garden Party" & Wendover Community Car, see p 3 Wed 12 10.00-14.00 Play around the Parishes, Weston Turville Village Hall, see p 3 Wed 12 12.00-14.00 The Chiltern Society Teddy Bears Picnic, Wendover Woods, see p 4 Wed 12 13.30-16.00 Rotary Teddy Bears' Picnic, Weston Turville Village Hall, see p4 Wed 12 18.00-19.45 AC, B & DB Horticultural Society Summer Show entry night, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS, see p4 Wed 12 19.00 Grandparents Association Support Group (2nd Wednesday), Holiday Inn, Weston Turville Wed 12 19.30 Quiz Night at the King & Queen, South Street Thu 13 10.00 Wendover Twinning Association Coffee Morning (2nd Thursday), Red Lion Thu 13 13.00-15.00 Carers Bucks monthly meeting (2nd Thursday), Wendover Community Library Fri 14 morning Superheroes Crafts Wendover Library. 10-11 2-5years, 11.30-12.30 6-9 years. Booking reqd Fri 14 evening Fish Friday at the King & Queen, South Street. Booking essential. Sat 15 14.00-17.00 Wendover Twinning Garden Party, 96 Bryants Acre, see p 4 Sat 15 14.00 AC, B & DB Horticultural Society 58th Annual Summer Show, Aston Clinton School, see p 4 Sat 15 14.00 “Three Little Maids from School”, Bucks Family History Soc, Prebendal Fm Comm Ctre HP19 7QT Sun 16 09.30 Easy Paced cycle ride, Wendover Clock Tower, see p 2 Sun 16 14.00-17.00 CDRS Cream Tea, Cholesbury Village Hall HP23 6ND, see p 4 Tue 18 14.30 Knit & Natter, Wendover Community Library, see p 2 Thu 20 10.15-11.45 Sages Monthly Meeting (3rd Thursday), Wendover Christian Centre Fri 21 11.15 Little Creators crafts for under 5s, Wendover Community Library, see p 5 Sat 22 10.30 Wendover Christian Centre Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre Tue 25 morning Animal Roadshow, Wendover Library, 10.30-11.30 6-11 yrs, 11.45-12.15 2-5 yrs. Booking reqd Wed 26 14.30-16.00 Reading Group for the Visually Impaired, Wendover Library Room Thu 27 14.00-16.45 Creative Writing for 9-13yrs, Wendover Community Library, see p 5 Sat 29 evening Live Band “The Beatin’ Hearts” at the King & Queen, South Street. Sun 30 10.00-16.00 Monthly Craft Market (4th Sunday), Wendover Woods Sun 30 15.00-17.00 Cream Teas, St Mary the Virgin Weston Turville, see ad p 5 Mon 31 15.00-17.00 Bank Holiday Cream Teas, St Mary the Virgin Weston Turville, see ad p 5

DAY/DATE

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Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

View from the Chair

What an incredibly busy couple of weeks it has been for the Parish Council. The date finally arrived and the HS2 presentation team, with just a couple of weeks notice, appeared before the HS2 Select Committee on 14 July to talk about tunnel options. We were representing the four parties on the POP Group. It was unsettling to have to rearrange things at short notice. However the team did very well in the circumstances and we hope to get some further mitigation for Wendover.

passed away. I got to know Oliver when I first joined the Parish Council and he was a man you could engage with, not just because of his booming voice but because of his interests in such a wide variety of topics. There are those who know him far better than I but as a Parish Councillor Oliver was one of those people who it was better to have on your side than not and there are many times when I was grateful for that. Oliver suffered bad health for a long time but was incredibly brave and resolute in facing challenges. When Oliver resigned from the Parish Council I felt that we had lost a great deal of strength and knowledge. A simple example summed up Oliver for me. When Wendover Celebrates was originally set up in 2012 Oliver was not immediately positive about the idea – in fact he was quite negative. As you will know Wendover Celebrates 2012 was a huge success and the first person who walked across the field and admitted he was wrong was Oliver. It was that honesty that Oliver portrayed that I will truly miss. Our thoughts are with Anne and the family at this difficult time.

Brian Thompson has written an article (see pages 10-11) relating to events on the day but special thanks to those on the team who had to adapt at extremely short notice – Tom Walsh, Ian McColl, Wendy Gray, Caroline Waddams, Ron Peters and John Savin especially, additionally our experts and Nathalie Lieven our QC. Once again with Brian Thompson I felt proud to be part of a strong team representing interests of all who live in Wendover. Many people helped in the background and provided admin and clerical support to produce huge amounts of documentation at short notice. Special Parish Council Meeting thanks are due to the small band of people who turned up in committee room 5 to Monday 3 August, 7.30pm support us. When in the lion’s den its really Library Room good to see some friendly faces so thanks to all of you. We should hopefully know Clock Tower Window Available! whether our efforts have been worth it by Now that the services of the Community the end of July. Next round of presentations Information Office are being provided of Petitions starts early September. by the Community Library we can offer our main window at the Clock Tower for Most of you will already know by the time charities and not-for-profit organisations to you read this that sadly Oliver Statham has put out displays. This might be to advertise an event or campaign or perhaps to recruit new volunteers? If you would like to reserve the window it is FREE OF CHARGE and

can be booked for a maximum of 2 weeks (depending on demand) by coming to the Clock Tower or emailing us at admin@ wendover-pc.gov.uk

Local Produce Market Manor Waste 9am to 1pm Saturday 15 August

New Councillor Marie Evans

Welcome to our new Councillor Marie Evans who was co-opted at our July Council Meeting. Marie has lived in Wendover for 5 years and has two young children. She has 15 years’ experience in media and marketing, from planning and buying Visa’s Olympic advertising, to overseeing the rebrand of Orange and T Mobile to EE. The Parish Council is very keen to make use of Marie’s wealth of experience! Marie said she is delighted to have been co-opted unanimously by the Parish Council and that she sees this as an opportunity to make decisions which will impact on not just her family but the whole community, both now and in the future.

Visiting the Parish Council Office

Although the CIO has moved to the Library the Parish Council Offices are still at the Clock Tower. If you need to talk to an officer of the Parish Council then use the buzzer to the left of the door. Staff are usually in the building Monday to Friday from 9.00 16.00 but if you are going to make a special trip please make an appointment as we are often out and about in the Parish. There is an upstairs office as well as facilities downstairs.

Wendover Parish Council, The Clock Tower, High Street, Wendover HP22 6DU www.wendover-pc.gov.uk

clerk@wendover-pc.gov.uk

01296 623056

SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICES WENDOVER FREE CHURCH, AYLESBURY ROAD 11.OOam Morning Worship ST ANNE’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, AYLESBURY ROAD 9.15am Sunday Mass HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH, HALTON 10.30am Sunday Mass St MARY’S CHURCH OF ENGLAND

8.00am Holy Communion 1st Sunday at St Mary’s, thereafter at St Anne’s Combined Parish Communion services throughout August, starting at 10.30am 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:

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