December 2013 Wendover News

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Established 1989

December 2013

Available in Dunsmore, The Lee, Halton, Wendover, Weston Turville and Liffré

Merry Christmas from all at Wendover News

The views expressed by contributors are their own and not necessarily the views of the editor. contributions for January 2014 before

Season’s Tweetings! I admire and respect the fact that my mother still prefers to write and post a letter (real pen and real paper). There’s something about the time and care taken in that process which is easily lost in more up-to-date forms of messaging. That said, I’m convinced that moving with the times is key to being able to get the message out there. Do you remember how that happened when Jesus was born? It was an unmissable announcement, the tweet of all tweets that shocked slumbering shepherds, propelling them onto a lifechanging journey to witness this greatest of all wonders.

The message? “Fear not! Good news; today a Saviour is born. Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth!”

Monday 9 December (including payments for adverts) book early to avoid disappointment

Hashtag or not, this remains a message for all times. The news of the birth of Jesus, God’s gift to the world, focuses our gaze on this nativity - not just on the baby in the manger but on the bigger picture of God, his glory and his wonder, and his gift Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop of salvation and peace to this earth. 19 High Street, Wendover HP22 6DX

01296 624270

And as it’s not Christmas just yet here’s a tweet from Gerrard Kelly that brilliantly captures the essence of this Christmas approaching Advent season: “Our waiting is the waiting of the world. The adventure of advent is for all. Where humanity hungers for hope, heaven answers.”

Wendover News 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 our willing volunteers.

How about having a go at writing your own Christmas tweet? And as you reflect on this season of wonder may you and yours know the gift of God’s love and peace today and always. Mark Dearnley Vicar of Wendover

RAF Flypast dates: Tuesday 3 and 17 December at 1.30pm To celebrate the completion of training at RAF Halton we can expect a flypast (weather permitting).



December Mystery Object on view in the shop

£10 Gift Voucher for the Winner The October mystery object was a wooden pattern for sand moulding a cast iron cog.

Est. 1987

Christmas time is here again and we would like to invite you to join us for Mulled Wine and Homemade Mince Pies on Sunday 8th December from 11.00am to 5.00pm

Any purchaser in the shop can enter the I love Wendover draw Open 7 Days a week Free car park at rear of shop THE OLD POST OFFICE WENDOVER, BUCKS 01296 625335

The Old Post Office, 25 High Street, Wendover, Bucks HP22 6DU Tel 01296 625335


December 2013

What’s On in December 2013

for January 2014 events, please contact us before Monday 9 December Wendover News, Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop, High Street, HP22 6DX  01296 624270 

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH MEETS AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS Please contact us for more information

Services: Sat 8.00pm Sun 10.30am Enquiries: 07917 694800 pentecostalchurchwendover Scottish reg. charity No. SC 006960

Wendover Youth Centre Ideal for Exercise classes, Children’s parties (full kitchen facilities and secure garden) The Wharf Cafe hopes to open in the new year. Contact below if you would like to help.

Phone 07742 689930

ST ANNE’S HALL to hire All enquiries to Angela German

07423 266713

stanneshallwendover@ WENDOVER MEMORIAL HALL

Ideal for Weddings/Functions etc WiFi and late licences available

Enquiries : 07804 671445

Calendar entry FREE, one line; What’s On Box charity rate £12 : 20 words SUN 01 10.00-16.30 Wendover Art Club Winter Exhibition, Free Entry, Wendover Library Room, see page 4 Tue 03 10.30 Wendover Woods and Ridgeway Walk with Aylesbury Ramblers, contact Joe 01296 623868 for details Tue 03 20.00 Christmas Meeting: The Lost Forest of Bernwood, Kimble & Ellesborough Hort Soc, Stewart Hall, Little Kimble Wed 04 16.00-20.00 Christmas Lights Switch On with Father Christmas and Late-Night Shopping, Manor Waste, see pg 4 Thu 05 19.00 Friends of Stoke Mandeville Hospital Christmas Concert, St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s Square, Aylesbury, tix £10 Thu 05 19.00-20.00 Wendover Library Reading Group (1st Thursday each month), Library Room, contact 07979 855047 Fri 06 09.00-16.00 Grandparents’ Support Group Stall, Market Square, Aylesbury Fri 06 14.00-15.00 Bereavement Tea, Wendover Christian Centre, see page 4 SAT 07 11.00-15.00 St Michael’s Christmas Fair, Festive stalls, Lunches served, Anthony Hall, Aston Clinton, see page 4 SAT 07 11.00-16.00 Grand Christmas & Craft Fayre for St Mary the Virgin Church, Weston Turville Village Hall, see page 4 SAT 07 & SUN 08 11.00-16.00 Jeremy White Ceramics Christmas Opening, see ad this page SAT 07 19.30 Wendover Choral Society Concert, “Christmas in England,” St Mary’s Church, see page 4 SUN 08 10.00 Circular Walk via The Hampdens with Aylesbury Ramblers, contact Gwynne 01296 623311 for details SUN 08 11.00 Aylesbury Santa Dash, Vale Park. Register on or 01296 744378 SUN 08 11.00-17.00 Mince Pies at the Antiques Centre, see ad front page MON 09 COPY DATE FOR JANUARY WENDOVER NEWS Mon 09 (morning) Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide support group (2nd Monday each month), contact 07890 973751 Mon 09 19.30 Wendover Swimming Association General Meeting, Wendover Library Room, see page 5 Tue 10 19.45 Wendover Evening WI Christmas Party, singing by The Joyful Divas, St Anne’s Hall, 01296 582318 for details Tue 10 20.00 Chiltern Humanists, speaker Rosa Marie Welch from WORKAID, Wendover Library Room, see page 5 Wed 11 19.00 Grandparents’ Support Group Monthly Meeting , Holiday Inn, Aston Clinton 07949 640156 for details Wed 11 19.30 Christmas Gala Concert, Halton Singers and RAF Halton Area Band, St Georges Church, RAF Halton, see ad pg 2 Thu 12 10.30-11.30 Coffee Morning with Festive Carols and Live Music, Wendover Community Library, see page 5 Thu 12 20.00 Christmas Quiz, Weston Turville Horticultural Society , Weston Turville Village Hall, see page 5 Fri 13 18.00 ‘Light up a Life’ Christmas Lights Switch On with Mary Berry for South Bucks Hospice, Pusey House, HP13 6PN Fri 13 19.30 Aston Wine Club, A tasting of Uruguayan wine with Carla Bertellotti , for details SAT 14 14.30 Family History Talk: In Search of Convict Ancestry. Bucks FHS, Prebendal Farm Community Centre, HP19 7QW SUN 15 16.00 Christingle Service, St Mary’s Church, see page 6 SUN 15 18.00 Nine Lessons and Carols. Church choir, school Friday Choir. Mulled wine, mince pies, St Mary the Virgin, WT SUN 15 18.00-20.00 “Get in the Picture” Nativity play, Wendover Christian Centre, see page 6 Mon 16 10.00-12.00 Wendover Society Christmas Coffee Morning, St Anne’s Hall, see ad page 3 Thu 19 09.00-14.00 Legacy Antiques & Collectors’ Fair, Wendover Memorial Hall, see ad this page Thu 19 09.00-16.00 Final Weekly Market before Christmas, Manor Waste SAT 21 09.00-13.00 Final Local Produce Market before Christmas, Manor Waste SUN 22 13.00 Coombe Hill Sunset Walk with Aylesbury Ramblers, £2, book by 15 Dec, contact Julia 01296 415732 to book Mon 23 15.00 Christmas Carols, followed by mince pies and coffee or tea, Bankside, see page 6 Fri 27 10.00-11.00 Cat Booker post-Christmas Bootcamp, Castle Park. Book at also see page 7 Tue 31 20.00 New Year’s Eve Party, ‘New York, New York’, DJ Ray Steel, non-ticket event, Red Lion

LEGACY FAIRS Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 19 December

9am-2pm (Trade 8am) Entrance by donation to Charity

Wendover Memorial Hall Halton Singers Christmas Concert

Charity Gala Concert! Wednesday 11 December at 7.30pm St George’s Church RAF Halton Tickets £8 available from 01296 624841 and 696759 Book early to make sure of a seat - See page 5

11+ Coaching in Wendover with Experienced Tutor For more details phone:

07789 690139 01296 625548 JEREMY WHITE CERAMICS

CHRISTMAS OPENING 12 WALNUT DRIVE, WENDOVER, HP22 6RT (Off Liffré Drive, Aylesbury Road)


Regular Weekly Events

December 2013


for January 2014 events, please contact us before Monday 9 December 7 days a week Morning and Evening, JAZZERCISE classes to suit you : 07900 987230 Mon, Tue, Thu Morning and Evening. Adult, Teenager Yoga Classes. 01296 623543, Mondays The Rotary Club of Wendover & District. For meeting times see Mondays 10.00-11.00 Peep, learning together for families with children aged 1-2. Book on 01296 621143 Mondays 13.30 Wendover Baby/Toddler Group under5s term time. Wendover Memorial Hall, details 01296 709791 Mondays 14.15-15.30 Bumps and Babies (siblings welcome), Wendover Children’s Centre, 01296 621143 Mondays 19.00 Free friendly run/jog club to suit you. Meet point RAF base Chestnut Avenue. Call Nikki 07868 873911 Tue & Wed 19.30 Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell. Details 01296 624089 Tuesdays 10.00 Simply Walk, meet at Wendover Clock Tower for moderate walk 1-1.5 hours. Details 01494 475367 Tuesdays 10.15-10.45 Bounce & Rhyme for 18mths-5years and 11.15-11.45 for under 18months. Wendover Library Tuesdays 13.30-15.00 Stay and Play, Wendover Children’s Centre: 01296 621143 Tuesdays 13.30-15.30 artsmart Drawing for Absolute Beginners, Wendy Lewis Studio, Wendover 01494 670372 Tuesdays 19.30 Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell Tuesdays 20.00 Wheelers & Dealers, Square Dance Club, Wendover Memorial Hall 07731 776654 Tuesdays 20.00 IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall, or call 01296 612632 Wednesdays 09.30 Taster sewing classes, Fabric HQ, Wednesdays 12.45-14.45 & 18.00-20.00 Beginners and Improvers art group, The Loft Studio, Wednesdays 18.00-19.00 Zumba Gold & 19.30-20.30 Zumba, both St Anne's Hall Wednesdays 18.45 Hartbeats African Drumming, beginner to advanced, £6, pay-as-you-go, contact Justine 07773 047684 Thursdays 09.00-16.00 Wendover Weekly Market, Manor Waste Thursdays 10.00-11.30 Tots Time, under5s, Wendover Children’s Centre, 01296 621143 Thursdays 19.00 Ballroom & Latin Dance Class / 20.00 Dance. Wendover Memorial Hall. Details 01442 865734 Thursdays 19.30 Sewing Class, topics and costs vary, Red Lion, contact or 07761 957283 to book Thursdays 19.45 Wendover Choral Society, St. Mary’s Church Wendover. Details 01296 620450 Thu & SAT 19.30-23.00 RAF Association Halton and Aylesbury Branch clubhouse open to public, Bldg 259 RAF Halton Thursdays 20.00 Pregnancy yoga classes; Halton Village Hall, 01296 624004, Fridays Hatha yoga—gentle 09.30, stronger 11.15, Halton Village Hall, 01296 624004, Fridays 10.00 Zumba Gold, St Anne’s Hall Fridays 10.00 Churches together in Wendover: Noah’s Ark Parent & Toddler Group, Wendover Christian Centre Fridays 10.15-10.45 Story sessions for accompanied Preschoolers at Wendover Library. Free. 0845 2303232 Fridays 15.00-16.00 Pilates for Mums with Babies (babies come, too!), Wendover Children’s Centre: 01296 621143 SATURDAYS (bi-weekly) 10.30-12.00 Play for children with dads or male carers, Wendover Children’s Centre: 01296 621143 SUNDAYS 20.00 Bingo at the Royal British Legion Club, Chiltern Road, All welcome


07890 973751

Aylesbury & Wycombe Groups

THE DOG MAN Peter Ross M.B.I.P.D.T.

One of the country’s most successful Handlers, Instructors & Behaviourists Weekdays, evenings, weekends Tel: 01296 615905 or visit

December Loyalty Card Offers See also, Wendover Hardware on the Manor Waste and community notice boards in Budgens & Costa

PIANO LESSONS - WENDOVER Experienced piano teacher has a few spaces available for pupils of all ages and levels (from complete beginner to post ABRSM Grade 8 exam) Currently teaching music in school - fully qualified

If interested please call Denise Erlandsen on 01296 625622 (evenings only)

Wendover Youth Centre Wharf Road Wednesdays 7.30pm Tel: Nicola 07719 370973

Do you have a problem with alcohol? Alcoholics Anonymous meet every week in Wendover and surrounding areas.

Call 0845 769 7555 for more information (calls charged at local rates)


IN AID OF @stmarys: 10% discount off your hamper purchase a little bird told me gallery: A free gift with every purchase over £10.00 RENNIE GROVE HOSPICE CARE Antiques @ Wendover: a draw to win a £10 Gift Voucher. The winner will be drawn after every 25 loyalty card sales All welcome on Monday 16 December, ADH Window Cleaning: Gutter clearance check £25 (comes off the bill if 10am to 12pm you need them clearing); Patio & Decking pressure washing 20% discount; 25% off conservatory roof cleaning! New Customers £10 to charity at St Anne’s Hall, Aylesbury Road on your first clean along with 10% discount; Domino Equipping Solutions, 01296 623869: £18 per hour for support on IT including software, hardware and applications, offer ends 31 Dec The purpose of the Wendover Society is to help protect and FabricHQ: 15% off all Fabric Stacks purchased in store at Fabric HQ - a enhance the charm and character of Wendover. Our activities great Christmas present idea! include organising interesting events for members of all ages, LiveLuxe Interior Design: Spend over £100 in December on our range of gathering views on local issues and managing our own nature beautiful designer wallpapers & curtain fabrics and receive 20% off any reserve. Membership costs £10 annually which includes all gifts purchased at the same time. 07786 990 537, Barn courtyard household members of voting age. New members will not be Lasting Powers of Attorney: 5% off to start a "Lasting Powers of Attorney" asked to pay until April 2014. tel 07703 462198 Maria Bray Nutritional Therapist: 10% off for initial appointment, 581561 We like to support worthy local organisations No2 Pound Street: minimum transaction of £50 in December 2013 gives which is why we are dedicating our Christmas you a 10% off voucher to use in January 2014 Coffee morning to Rennie Grove Hospice Care. Perry House Dental Surgery: 30% off bleaching, subject to conditions Post Office: 3 for 2 on Hallmark boxed cards You can learn more about their work and will have a chance to The Bakers Shop meal deal: freshly made just for you ONLY £2.75 buy their Christmas merchandise. 1 sandwich + 1 selected canned drink The Coffee Stop: Wednesday 4 December: Festive Meal Deal Twist: 175ml for the cost of 125ml on selected wines Village Environment Services: 20% discount on accepted estimate for The Wendover Society Registered Charity No. 258990 CCTV drain survey or drain clearance, 07850 635844, offer ends Jan 2014


December 2013

Plumb It All Professional Plumbing & Heating Engineer Full Central Heating Systems, Gas & Oil Boiler Servicing Bathroom Planning & Installations Small Jobs happily undertaken

Ring Richard on 01296 709961 07720 265645

Events Wendover Art Club Winter Exhibition

Bereavement Tea

Sunday 1 Dec, 10am–4.30pm Wendover Lib Rm Paintings, prints and cards by local artists. Free entry. Come and browse or buy a unique piece of art for Christmas.

Friday 6 Dec, 2-3pm, Wendover Christian Ctre An opportunity to meet and share with others who have recently been bereaved. Enquiries to 01296 623744.

The Giving Tree in Wendover Churches

St Michael’s Christmas Fair

Begins Sunday 1 Dec, St Anne’s & St Mary’s This is your opportunity to make Christmas special for Aylesbury Women’s Aid (AWA). The empty branches of the tree have gift cards. Take one or two and buy the gifts suggested, wrap them and return them, with the label attached, to the tree before Sunday 22 December. The gifts will be taken to AWA for distribution.

Christmas Lights Switch On see pp14-15 Wednesday 4 Dec, 4-8pm, Manor Waste Music festival, late night opening and Father Christmas! What more could you ask? Please note that the High Street will be closed between Back Street and Dobbins Lane for this event.

Staff Sing out for Stoke Mandeville F R JEFFERY & SON Coal Merchant Logs, Compost Coal & smokeless fuel Delivered to your door, low prices

Rex & Carol Jeffery 01296 661258

Thu 5 Dec, 7pm, St Mary’s Church, Aylesbury The Buckshealth Choir, made up of staff from across the Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, sing at a charity Christmas concert. All proceeds to Stoke Mandeville Hospital’s Cancer Fighting Fund. Doors open 6.30. Tickets £10 (inc mulled wine and mince pie) on 01494 734161 or

Sat 7 Dec, 11am-3pm, Anthony Hall, Aston Clinton

This Christmas Fair includes stalls with plants, cakes, gifts for Christmas, tombola, raffle etc. Lunches will be served. Father Christmas is expected to arrive by pony and trap at 12 noon.

Grand Christmas & Craft Fayre Saturday 7 Dec, 11am - 4pm, W T Village Hall Benefits St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville. Many stalls, live alpacas! Lunches and refreshments available: 01296 424982.

Jeremy White Ceramics Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 Dec, 11am - 4pm, 12 Walnut Drive, Wendover HP22 6RT See ad page 2. Mulled wine, mince pies, and ceramics to browse & buy.

Christmas in England Saturday 7 Dec, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church At the Wendover Choral Society’s Christmas Concert, the Choir will be joined by the City of Cambridge Brass Band in a celebration of five centuries of music. Tickets £12, Concessions £10,


Christmas Party Menu and Christmas Platter Menu now available To book your party please call John on 01296 696380 or email Offer for December: 175ml for the cost of 125ml on Saam Mountain Chenin Blanc or Pinotage Paarl South African wines Offer valid Monday to Thursday 20 High Street, Wendover Buckinghamshire, HP22 6AR Tel: 01296 696380 Email: Website: Open: Monday-Saturday: 9am-12am Sunday: 9am-11.30pm Food served all day

Monday - Pilates for Improvers - 10.15am - Halton Monday - Pilates for Beginners - 6.30pm - Wendover Tuesday - Pilates for Beginners - 11am - Halton Tuesday - Pilates for Improvers - 6.30pm - Wendover

CHAIR EXERCISE Ideal for the older adult or those with reduced mobility Monday - 2.30pm - Halton

‘BUFF BONES’ PILATES FOR OSTEOPOROSIS Qualified Pilates Instructor with *further education in Osteoporosis Thursday - 2.30pm - Halton

For further information contact: KATRINA RANCE Qualified Level 3 Pilates Instructor including Pilates for Osteoporosis & Multiple Sclerosis * continued education credit through Pilates Method Alliance, American Council on Exercise & Register of Exercise Professionals MOBILE: 07773454287 EMAIL:

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17 & 18 year olds £5, u16 Free. Available from the Clock Tower (01296 696759) or at the door.

Mince Pies! Sunday 8 Dec, 11am-5pm, Antiques Centre See ad front page. Come have a look round. Enjoy some time by the fire, too!

Wendover Swimming Association Monday 9 Dec, 7:30pm, Wendover Library Rm The Charity Commission are now processing the application to form WSA as a charitable incorporated organisation. This should be completed in the coming weeks, after which Wendover Swimming CIO will be in a position to take over the operation of the Wendover Pool. The WSA are working closely with the John Colet School with a view to taking over the Pool on 1st January 2014. This meeting for all members of the WSA will ask members to formally approve that the WSA is replaced by Wendover Swimming CIO and the reserves of the WSA are transferred to the new organisation.


Learn to Drive with

Chiltern Humanists Tuesday 10 Dec, 8pm, Wendover Library Room For our last meeting in Wendover this autumn, our speaker is Rosa Marie Welch from WORKAID. Rosa will be detailing this Chesham based charity.

Christmas Gala Concert

ROUND THE BEND DRIVING SCHOOL Special offer - £15 per hour for the first three hours, then just £23 per hour! If you are interested call Brian on

01442 381549 or 07988 742385

Kate Holt Book Keeping Bureau VAT ReTuRns • pAyRoll • RTi Management accounts Sage training Wednesday 11 Dec, 7.30pm, St George’s 07841 427832 Church, RAF Halton The Halton Singers and the Royal Air Force Halton Area Band present their annual charity Sewing Seams Easy Sewing Clubs concert. Tickets £8 (refreshments included) are Transform the drab into fab with an arsenal of needles and thread, available from Wendover Clocktower, also on I’ll show you how to fix up your 01296 624841, and from members of the group. wardrobe and home with finesse, Tickets also available at the door.

one sewing project at a time.

Festive Coffee and Carols Thursday 12 Dec, 10.30-11.30am, Wendover Community Library The December instalment of the “Thursday Club” sees a festive gathering including live music.

Evening WI Christmas Party

Weston Turville Horticultural Society

Tuesday 10 Dec, 7.45pm, St Anne’s Hall Come and join your local WI at their Christmas Party Meeting. “The Joyful Divas,” the Bucks own WI choir, will be there to entertain. Following the singing, there will be food and drink, fun and laughter. Visitors welcome.

Thursday 12 Dec, 8pm W Turville Village Hall Wonderful general and horticultural quiz. Entrance £3 for members, £4 for visitors, to include mulled wine and mince pies. For more information, please call 01296 613965.

call Mary Anne on 07761 222196

All electrical work undertaken: Domestic, Commercial & Industrial Installations and testing, CRB checked Call Daniel 07719 570327 / 01296 581715

PETER ELLIS PAINTER & DECORATOR Interior & Exterior Contact

01296 582900 (Local) 07739 709583


COMPUTER TROUBLE? EVER FELT LIKE THROWING YOUR COMPUTER OUT THE WINDOW? FED UP WITH IT GOING SLOW? CRASHING OR FREEZING? STRANGE MESSAGES POPPING UP? OR WOULD YOU JUST LIKE TO UPGRADE IT? Using a computer can be frustrating at times, so why not let me help. I am a qualified IT Technician and can help with all your computer needs at very competitive rates.

call Pete on 0800 311 8385 or mobile 07881 555482 email New website


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Nick Taylor

Landscape Gardener

Decking, Walls, Drives, Lawns, “Light up a Life” with Mary Berry Ponds, Patios, Paths and all Friday 13 Dec, 6pm, Pusey House, HP13 6PN General Landscaping Wendover (01296) 696840 South Bucks Hospice Pusey House will be open

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from 4.30pm for visitors to dedicate a star for a loved one. Following a short service, Mary Berry will turn on the festive lights in the Hospice garden. Carol singing and refreshments.

Victims or Villains? Saturday 14 Dec, 2.30pm, Bucks Family History Society, Prebendal Fm Comm Ctre, HP19 7QW Come hear Judy Wright’s tale of unearthing a far -reaching skeleton in her family’s closet. Nonmembers welcome. A small donation will be appreciated.

Christingle Service Sunday 15 Dec, 4pm, St Mary’s Church St Mary’s Church welcomes families at this special service to celebrate Jesus coming into the world as its light and salvation. The service supports the work of The Children’s Society.

“Get in the Picture” Sunday 15 Dec, 6-8pm, Wen Christian Centre The story of Christmas really comes alive in this FREE special performance, ideal for all ages. Seasonal refreshments, carol singing and the chance to have a family photograph taken with the characters and animals. Christmas goodies on sale in aid of “Embrace the Middle East.”

DOOR & WINDOW REPAIRS Friendly Service Sealed Units Misted Up? Broken Hinges & Handles? Difficulty closing your door? Drafty Windows? Or Just Need Advice?

CALL US Door & Window Surgeon 01296 707998 or 07565 503557


Nine Lessons and Carols Sunday 15 Dec 6pm, St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville 6pm, St Michael’s Halton All welcome to this very traditional service.

Wendover Society Coffee Morning Monday 16 Dec, 10am-12pm, St Anne’s Hall See ad page 3. Coffee and items to buy. Proceeds to benefit Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

Carols at Bankside Monday 23 Dec, 3pm, Bankside Bankside residents and Wendover Free Church invite others to join them for an informal carol service followed by tea and mince pies in the lounge at Bankside.

New Years Eve Party Tuesday 31 Dec, 8pm, Red Lion “New York New York” Party. Late bar until 1am. Music by DJ Ray Steel. Non ticket event. Tables can be pre booked with dinner.

Cast and Crew Call The Wendover Theatre Society is holding auditions for its upcoming plays at 7:30 pm on Monday 6 January at Halton Village Hall and on Monday 13 January at 69 Wendover Road, Stoke Mandeville. The plays take place in April 2014. See page 21 for more information.

D Small Construction For all your building requirements from Patios and driveways to alterations and extensions

Building locally for 25 years


Please call 01296 582215 ELLESBOROUGH GOLF CLUB “For Golfers, Families and Friends”


The Family Business That Is Here For All Your Motoring

In the heart of the Chiltern Hills, with stunning views, lies one of the most beautiful 18 hole golf courses for miles around. Originally designed in 1906 on a chalk base, the course can be played all year round, on some of the best greens you will find in the country.

If you are interested in joining please contact the General Manager, Andy Hayes, who will be pleased to welcome you and to discuss any aspect of the Club including the joining process. His contact details are:

Telephone: 01296 622114 or visit our website at:

December 2013

Holiday Health & Fitness



This is going to stay light-hearted, yet informative, folks, so grab a few minutes and read about what can get you through Christmas, keep you healthy and get you fired up for staying active.

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BATTLING WITH THE BOOZE: - Alcohol dehydrates you, and if you exercise or are very active, you may already be dehydrated from Swan Valley training. If possible, alternate alcohol with a glass of water. Before Roofing you go to bed, make sure you have a big glass of water to flush out your kidneys. It takes an hour to process a unit of alcohol, so four Flat roofing specialists pints of lager or a bottle of wine could take 10 hours to be Free Estimates - all work guaranteed Over 30 years experience completely gone from your system. But do try to stick to your schedule. If you've slightly over-indulged, a bit of exercise will do Tel: 01296 625433 you good. EATING RIGHT: - Hangovers can mean you're tempted to pig out on junk food, but instead, replace lost salts with good food with minerals and vitamins. It matters even if you don’t drink, because healthy levels of vitamins and minerals will keep your immune system boosted, which is essential in cold times. STICKING TO YOUR SCHEDULE: - Whether it is a sleep pattern or activity schedule, stick to keeping active. Be positive and find someone to train with and inspire each other. The more active you are, the happier you are likely to feel! Cat Booker POST XMAS BOOTCAMP - 10-11am Fri 27 Dec, Castle Park, Wendover followed by hot chocolate in Wendover. Book online to reserve your space.

07967 638527 01296 625447 Liz Brown General Hatha Yoga Pregnancy & Postnatal Yoga Therapeutic Yoga

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LYNDA JANE RAYBOULD & associate Beryl Hinton welcome all patients to

PERRY HOUSE DENTAL SURGERY for routine dental treatment. Acupuncture, Bleaching and Cosmetic treatments also available in a relaxing and friendly environment

Village Location Denplan Registered Please contact 01296 622631

• Twenty-four hour nursing care

• Full programme of activities and outings

• Specific care for all physical disabilities

• Fresh home-made meals, with produce sourced

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• Spacious rooms with nurse call system, TV and

• Visiting hairdresser and chiropodist • Visitors welcome at any time

telephone point • Beautiful gardens with disabled access

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PAINTING & DECORATING V. SIMMONS 40 years experience For best prices, ring : Home 01296 613387 Mobile: 07712 620167

Graham Blake Soft furnishing    

Loose covers Curtains Re-Upholstery Tracks & Poles


For personal, helpful service, please call 01844 261769 07802 213 381

FENCING A small family business with over 25 years fencing experience. All types of fencing work undertaken

B. Gardner 01296 624607 07929 525736

Halton Apprentices HAAA Triennial Celebration Weekend Former RAF Halton apprentices remember On Saturday 21 September, RAF Halton once again hosted the Halton Apprentice Association Triennial reunion. This was the 33rd anniversary of the event with 950 former Apprentices who trained at No 1 School of Technical Training “On Parade”. Although an overcast sky threatened rain it did not spoil the day, the purpose of which was to bring old comrades together to share memories and provide the opportunity to see how today’s young Airmen and Airwomen set out on their career pathways. A number of the recruits had helped in the refurbishment of the memorial to Polish Apprentices who trained at Halton during WWII. After a splendid lunch, the Entries represented marched and paraded for the Sunset Ceremony under the watchful eye of our President, Halton’s Station Commander, Group Captain Simon Harper to the sounds of the “Golden Oldies” Association Pipe Band and RAF Halton Voluntary Band; the oldest marcher being 92 years of age. The parade was ably guided by Warrant Officer Crossley and his drill instructors of Recruit Training Squadron.

Health MOT available for non-members  Includes: Height, weight, BMI Waist circumference, hip circumference, W:H Body fat (using skinfold measurements) Blood pressure Urine test for hydration and glucose Cardiorespiratory test - 3 min step test Core stability test – using biofeed Flexibility assessment – using a goniometer Wellbeing questionnaire Dietary advice – the good and the bad Cholesterol testing

 Cost: £39.95 lasts one hour plus follow up For a chat or to book your MOT please contact Gemma on 07762 543207 or Gym Membership – 6 choices available all non-contract; please visit website for offers/prices Call Gill Roe on 01296 623453/07922 012443 or email

Following the Sunset Ceremony, the traditional march down from Henderson Parade Square to St George’s Church took place to the majestic sound of the pipes and drums, including several renditions of the Black Bear. The Association was honoured to have the Queen’s Colour of Number One School of Technical Training, now at RAF Cosford, and originally presented at Halton in 1952, on parade. Following the Service conducted by the Reverend (Wg Cdr) Tony Gilbert, which ended the day’s formal events, Min Larkin of the 63 rd Entry and Deputy Chairman for many years, finally handed over the baton to Duncan Grant, formerly of the 99th Entry. Halton Apprentice Chairman, Group Captain (Ret’d) Geoff Burton, an ex apprentice of 100th Entry, and Station Commander of RAF Halton 1992-4, said: “As always, such an excellent occasion was only made possible by the magnificent support the Association receives from RAF Halton. Special mention should be made of Warrant Officer John Porter, who project managed the Station’s involvement, which required support from almost all departments on the Station, who rose to the challenge and ensured the day was a great success. To them all we send our sincere thanks.”

Polish Memorial

Polish Memorial Unveiled In 1943 several hundred Polish boys, some as young as 13 and many orphaned, endured a harrowing journey via the middle east to the United Kingdom and freedom. After a period of acclimatising to their new environment, many were sent to RAF Halton to start Apprentice Training with the 49th and 50th entries. Although still bearing the scars of their ordeal, they settled enthusiastically into life as Halton Brats and graduated in 1948. In 1944 a stone flag staff base painted in the colours of the Polish flag was erected at the edge of the Henderson Parade Square at the Recruit Training Squadron site. Each morning at Colour Hoisting Parade the Polish flag was raised, and then lowered at sunset. By the turn of the century the site had deteriorated almost beyond recognition and, on seeing it in that state, Charlie Jeffery, (47 th Entry), decided he would completely restore it as a memorial to his Polish friends. Over the past few years our fickle climate has taken its toll again and the site began to look in need of some serious care and attention. Fortunately rescue was at hand, when Cpl Andy Brown and a team

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of four recruits volunteered to renovate it for this Triennial Reunion. Cpl Brown attended the event and was given a huge vote of thanks from the Association for the magnificent job he and the recruits did, he was also asked to pass on thanks to team members unable to be there. Min Larkin, ex-Vice Chairman of the Halton Apprentice Association, said: “Opportunity was taken during the 2013 Triennial Reunion to unveil the recently restored memorial to the Polish Apprentices who served in the 49th and 50th Entries. Located on the side of Henderson Square the memorial is a replica of a flag pole base which was in the form of a Polish flag. At the Colour Hoisting Parade each morning in the We need volunteers to help with all 1940’s both the RAF ensign and the Polish flag aspects of our work were raised. We were delighted to see Charlie 01296 432339 Jeffery at the event and thank him most sincerely for preserving this important part of Friendly TRING TV our heritage.” Local


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Property Compensation Consultation Please respond by Wednesday 4 December Politicians have already voted on the Paving Bill and we fully expect the Hybrid Bill to be deposited by the end of November. We await the outcome of the Supreme court hearing which may or may not cause some delay. So we have to proceed on the basis that it will go ahead and seek the best compensation for the people of Wendover, and the best mitigation of its impacts.

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adversely affected by the construction or operation” of the route, and bought their property before HS2 was first announced in March 2010. Failing that you can claim under the Statutory Part 1 Compensation, for the reduction in value of your property caused by the physical effect of the operation of HS2 (but not any effect on you personally). This can be claimed only after HS2 has been running for a year, ie not before 2027 (14 years away).

Given our win in the Judicial Review, HS2 Ltd and the Department for Transport are having to rerun the property compensation consultation. Everyone needs to respond. The closing date is Wednesday 4 December 2013. If you have not responded yet then please do so now before it is too late.

We believe it is grossly unfair that the people of Wendover are being asked to pay for HS2 twice – once as taxpayers, and secondly as a community which will suffer property blight and construction disturbance. If the government can afford to build HS2 then they can afford to properly compensate people and communities impacted.

There is still a 60 metre Safeguarded Area, either side of the centre of the track. The previous 120 metre Voluntary Purchase Zone has been replaced by a Rural Support Zone (RSZ), whose boundary is to be determined. The actual method of compensation could be either a Property Bond or Voluntary Purchase. It is not expected that this zone will be materially larger than the previous zone, so very few homes will be eligible for compensation. After that there is the Long Term Hardship Scheme for owner occupiers who are “likely to be substantially

You can respond using the official paper form (call 0300 123 1102 or go to for a copy), online at , by email to 2013hs2propertyconsultation@dialoguebydesig, by postcard (which were distributed a couple of weeks ago), or by letter to Freepost RTET-YGJB-GUAH Property Compensation Consultation 2013 PO Box 70178 London WC1A 9HS You must give your name in your reply. All members of your household can reply, with no age limit, but only one reply per person.

Peter Bird Garden Design What has changed since the last Consultation? RHS Medal Winning Designer offering an individual and creative design, construction and planting service call Peter on 01296 622790

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P. KERNAN TREE SURGERY All aspects of tree work undertaken Hedges maintained. Fully qualified—fully insured Local authority approved: free estimates Firewood for sale

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December in Wendover Seasonal dates in December








2 14 Judging of Christmas window competition


4 15 Christmas lights switch on & late night shopping

4 Giving Trees in Churches



14 24 RTSF: Weston Turville - Main Street, Bates Lane, Church Lane


15 18 4pm Christingle in St Mary’s



6 6pm Nine lessons and Carols St Mary’s Weston T



6 6pm Nine lessons and Carols in St Michael’s Halton



6 6pm “Get in the Picture” in W Christian Centre


15 24 RTSF: Hampden Road, Beechwood and Halton Camp area

Mon 16 24 RTSF: Weston Turville - School Lane and Worlds End Lane Tue

17 16 Last orders for Kings Farm Shop turkeys


17 24 RTSF: Princess Mary Gate

Wed 18

Last posting date for second class inland mail


19 24 RTSF: Manor/Wharf Road, Aylesbury Road




20 28 Carols round the tree, Manor Waste


20 24 RTSF: Stoke Mandeville and Hampden Hall


21 28 Christmas Local Produce Market


21 24 RTSF: Dobbins Lane and roads off




22 24 RTSF: Lionel Avenue, Grenville Avenue, Stanhope Close

Mon 23 Mon 23 Tue

Christmas Shopping in Wendover Our main food outlets including pubs and restaurants will be open late as always. Hairdressers will also have their usual late night openings. These retail premises will have extra opening times during December. Mon to Sat 10am—11pm Sunday 10am-5pm

Thursday evenings

Round Table Old Folks Party, The Hub, Aston Clinton


Last posting date for first class inland mail

7pm Carols by Candlelight in St Mary’s

Royal Mail Special Delivery guaranteed 6 3pm Carols at Bankside

24 18 Church services

Wed 25 18 Church Service RTSF = Round Table Santa Float

We would like to wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 16 High Street, Wendover, 01296 622043 SCRUPLES Gift Cards make an ideal gift


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All day Wednesday


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Why not make a difference this Christmas by buying FAIRTRADE food and gifts from @stmarys? Beautiful jewellery, scarves and bags Children’s gifts and books Bespoke hampers made to order Christmas cards, gift wrap and diaries Biscuits, chocolates, sweets and jams Visit us for LATE NIGHT SHOPPING and a glass of mulled wine on Wednesday 4 December


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Christmas Giving

with this brand new fundraiser and do whatever they can. If people are happy to knit but aren’t able to stuff or sell the stockings, we’d still like to hear from them.

Christmas Fundraising – Help Rennie Grove Hospice keep families together this Christmas Knitters wanted for Festive Fundraiser Rennie Grove Hospice Care is calling for nimble-fingered needlewomen to rally and start knitting special mini Christmas stockings to raise funds to help keep families together this Christmas. The charity is looking for groups or individuals to get involved in the new festive fundraising initiative by knitting the stockings, filling them with seasonal treats and selling them at Christmas fetes, bazaars, coffee mornings, cake sales or any other type of get-together. The money raised will help fund the 24/7 responsive hospice at home nursing service provided by Rennie Grove which operates on every day of the year. Access to this practical nursing support throughout the festive season enables patients to be cared for at home and keeps hundreds of families together at this special time of the year. Rennie Grove Community Fundraising Manager, Penny Crosswell said: “The mini stockings are fantastic for festive chocolates or candy canes, mini pampering toiletries or even for treats for our four legged friends. The possibilities are endless! We’d really love people to get involved

“We provide the pattern and the great thing about the stockings is that they are small, so they don’t take too long to knit and can even be made with bits of wool left over from other patterns. We can also provide branded stickers to put on the front of the stockings so that people know that the money raised is going to a good cause.” Any individual or group taking part in the scheme can find out more by phoning the Rennie Grove Community Fundraising Team on 01442 890222 or go to stockings Christmas Shop Rennie Grove relies on the generosity of local people to continue caring for patients and their families, and a great way to help is to visit the Rennie Grove online Christmas shop, which is now open for business. As well as cards and calendars, you can buy gift vouchers in support of our services, and our popular Christmas pudding. Visit to find out more.

SALLY TURNER ANTIQUES is celebrating 25 years in Wendover Come and celebrate with us on WEDNESDAYS in DECEMBER with a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie As a thank you to all our customers we are also offering FREE VALUATIONS on Wednesdays in December We sell antique furniture, modern and antique jewellery, silver, glass, porcelain and pictures Gift vouchers are also available There is something for everyone FREE Christmas gift wrapping for items purchased. December opening from 10am - 5pm every day except Sundays Probate and insurance valuations, repairs & restoration services also available Hogarth House, High Street, Wendover 01296 624402 Customer car park through archway


Silver Star dedications For many families, Christmas is the season of joy and celebration, but for those who have lost someone close, it can be a time of great sadness.

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PSYCHIC READINGS Experienced accurate clairvoyant offers friendly support and help on all life’s issues

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Bereaved families often find comfort in a special opportunity to remember a loved one. This year, local hospice charity Rennie Grove Hospice Care is organising eight Light up a Life services during November and December, as well as a special Christmas tree for Silver Star dedications. For further information, please go to

Tree of light Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity has been nominated as this year’s beneficiary of the Wednesday 4 December Wendover Christmas Lights switch-on, which will see Senior Day Hospice Nurse Jenny Spencer-Jones sharing a few words about the Hospice before pressing the switch to light up the night sky. The Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity (FNHC) shop on Wendover High Street, will be opening until 8.00pm with mince pies and mulled wine to tempt you in. The Hospice has been providing specialist palliative care for local families affected by life-limiting illness since 1989 and in its 25th anniversary year, hopes the community will come together to celebrate and help raise extra funds in this very special year. The Wendover Charity shop has generated more than a quarter of a million pounds since it opened its doors more than 10 years ago thanks to its wonderful customers. Carol and her team would like to say “a very big thank you and wish all our customers, volunteers & supporters a very Happy Christmas and New Year.”

Merry Christmas from your Solicitors for Wendover…!

Spot the Santa and you could win £50 in M&S vouchers!

We would like to wish new and existing Clients along with everyone connected with Wendover a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2014.

Our Late Night Lawyers will be open for the Late Night shopping event on Wednesday 4 December with chocolates and balloons aplenty.

As our present to you this Christmas, we will reduce our professional charges by a full 10% on any new Conveyancing or Will instructions received between 1 and 23 December – ‘tis the Season of Good...Will after all …!

Call in to see us - you and your children can collect details on how to Spot the Santa while you are all enjoying the festivities.

If you are thinking of moving house, why not ask for a quote now and save yourself some money – our quotation will be valid until next Christmas!

With the help of our High Street friends, we will be hiding some of Santa’s reindeer – find them all and pop them on your entry form to be entered into our Please ask for details or collect a Christmas discount card from free draw. our Reception.

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Telephone : 01296 620300 E-mail :

One lucky entrant drawn from our Santa hat will win £50 worth of M&S vouchers in good time for Christmas! So, come all ye faithful – you could be joyful and triumphant with Stuart Fantham and Company! Terms and Conditions apply – please ask for details or visit


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Wednesday 4 December

Wendover Celebrates Christmas Wendover Chamber of Trade and Commerce and Wendover Parish Council have been working together to make the Lights Switch On a great evening for everyone. This year Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity has been invited to use the Wendover Christmas Tree as a Tree of Light. For more information about the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity visit Facebook: florencenightingalehospice Twitter: @fnhospice

Wendover’s many Christmas Trees Central Wendover is festooned with garland lights organised by Wendover Parish Council. The Wendover Angel was provided by the Rotary Club of Wendover & District. The small trees are organised by Wendover Chamber of Trade and Commerce and paid for by local businesses: @stmarys Ambience Kitchens Antiques at Wendover Beacons Accountants Brown & Merry Christopher Pallett Costa Cromptons Crumbs Curve Domino Equipping Systems Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop Harpenden Building Society Haringtons Ivan Cammack Optometrist Lane Castle Let’s Rent Number one No2 Pound Street Numbers Peach Lane Studios Red Carpet Rennie Grove Hospice Shop Rumseys Sally Turner Antiques Scruples Simon Carter Stuart McCurry Sweeney’s Budgens The Barbershop The Flower Gallery The Forge Boutique The George & Dragon The Swan Tim Russ Time Fashion Twist Wendover Hardware Wendover News Wendover Post Office, Whitewaters

Programme of events All timings are approximate Road Closure Wendover High Street will be closed between Dobbins Lane and Back Street so that it is safer for pedestrians to enjoy the Christmas Tree Lights Switch On in the dark. The erection of the marquee means that the closure will start in the morning. Access to Wendover Library Car Park will not be affected. Many thanks to SSC (Saunders Surfacing Contractors, London Road) for help with the signage. Mini-music festival 4 to 5.30pm The mini-music festival has been slightly modified but will still feature local schools performing in the marquee. Christmas Tree Lights Switch On 5.30pm Senior Day Hospice Nurse Jenny Spencer-Jones will say a few words and switch on the lights of the Florence Nightingale Hospice Tree of Light. Awarding of cup for best Christmas window 5.40pm The best Christmas window will be judged on Monday 2 December. Parish Council Chair Robert Duggan will award the cup. Father Christmas 5.45pm Wendover & District Round Table have organised their Santa Float to deliver Father Christmas to the marquee. The December itinerary can be seen on page 11.

Vintage Disco 6 to 8pm The theme of the Switch On this year is Vintage Christmas. Anyone who’d like to is welcome to dress up in the styles of the 1940s and 1950s. The disco will start up as the last marquee event of the evening. Members of Musical Kidz Co will lead the dancing.

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Late night Shopping

Competition Stuart Fantham Solicitor has organised a Spot the Santa competition which will take place on the evening of Wednesday 4 December. Families should go into the office in Great Lane, between the High Street and Back Street, where they can pick up an entry form for the competition. The competition involves looking for a Santa related poster in some of the shops which will be open on the evening. Completed forms can be returned on the evening or the next day. Judging will then begin. The prize is a £50 Marks and Spencer voucher so it’s well worth a try.

Charitable opportunities Several charities will be fund raising on the evening of Wednesday 4 December. Florence Nightingale Hospice is the main charity being supported on the evening. There will be volunteers collecting donations but you can always warm yourself in the shop on the High Street.

The Rennie Grove Hospice Shop is also open and Peach Lane Studios in Aylesbury Road is organising a photo opportunity raising money for its junior offshoot The Pepper Foundation. They are setting up a Santa’s Grotto as a seasonal backdrop for the photos.

Debbie Tolput The Coffee Stop Harpenden Building Society I  Wendover Kings Farm Shop Hog Roast St John Ambulance Stuart McCurry The Rotary Club of Wendover & District Usborne Books

The Kings Farm Shop Hog Roast on the Manor Waste will be donating its profit to the Clock Tower Restoration Fund.

Wendover Celebrates 2014


The next community event to look forward to is Wendover Celebrates Medieval Style which is happening on Sunday Once again, Stuart McCurry is on his stationary bike pedalling away for Help for 25 May 2014. Heroes. As always, a community event should reflect its community so if you have ideas to contribute or skills to offer, please get in touch eg  There is a volunteer form on the website Market Stalls volunteer.html This year there will be more stalls on the  Now is the time to book your place in the Manor Waste to help you with your parade Christmas shopping. Already booked: contact-us.html Bega kwa bega Uganda Orphans The new website is always being updates so Blacksmith Munro it’s worth checking regularly.

Shops open All the usual pubs and restaurants will be open on the evening of Wednesday 4 December but it is also an opportunity for Christmas shopping as many of retailers will stay open late. Some will have special one night only I love Wendover offers so watch for posters and on the Facebook or Manor Waste South

Manor Waste North

South Street

Antiques at Wendover

Sweeney’s Budgens

Ray Smith Forecourt

Ivan Cammack Optometrist


King & Queen

Barn Courtyard

High Street North

Simon Carter

Lady Grey


Pound Street

a little bird gallery

The Swan

Shoulder of Mutton

Liveluxe Interior Design


Le Bistro

Liberty Rose

Great Lane

No2 Pound Street

Wendy Lewis (Loft Gallery)

Stuart Fantham Solicitor

Back Street

Kings Head Parade

Lower High Street North

Whitewaters Deli Cafe

Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop


Aces High Gallery


Aylesbury Road

The Bakers Shop

The Flower Gallery


Tring Road

High Street South

George & Dragon

Andrew Gardner

Sally Turner Antiques + Furniture Restorer

Red Carpet

The Pack Horse

@stmarys Shop

The Prince of India

Wendover Plaice

The Red Lion


Tesco Express

Iain Rennie Grove House Shop

The Raj

Spice Garden

Number One


December 2013 Julie Patterson Reiki

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Local Food Kings Farm Traditional Christmas Turkeys We believe in old-fashioned values.

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Our locally sourced turkeys are slow-reared, the traditional way, and are fed on a natural vegetable diet, with no artificial nasties. Welfare is at the top of the agenda and great care is taken to ensure that all the birds are healthy and happy.

Fresh  Well made

Our classic Barn-reared White Turkeys have lived in spacious, airy barns with natural light. They live on a natural diet of grain and seeds and have bales of straw on which they can jump and play.

Many thanks to all our customers for their support throughout the year

Our Free-Range Bronze Turkeys will have enjoyed the open air and countryside where they graze daily on fresh grass to supplement their natural grain and seed diet.

Orders now being taken for Christmas Eve * Christmas Cake * Mince Pies * Gingerbread Christmas

Before your Kings Farm Christmas Turkey reaches your table, it will have been dry plucked, hand-finished, and hung for 10-14 days to bring out the full flavour. These tried and tested methods produce the most succulent and delicious turkeys you have ever tasted. This is why your Kings Farm Christmas Turkey is truly exceptional.

Late night opening on Wednesday 4 December From 4 to 8 come and get 1 sandwich and 1 hot drink for £2.95

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Keep it ‘Local’ this Christmas The delightful brewery shop at The Chiltern Brewery in Terrick, near Wendover is packed full of the most brilliant, imaginative and beautifully wrapped Christmas gifts. If you’re looking for something a bit different this year, they have lots of fabulous food and drink ideas to tempt you. Many of the products are made locally too. There are presentation packs of bottled beers, from just two ales to larger packs of five mixed bottles with a lovely Chiltern Brewery stemmed half pint glass. You can also create your own personalized beer bottle label. The brewery shop also stocks an

Kings farm shop

ORDER YOUR CHRISTMAS FARE LOCAL FREE RANGE BRONZE TURKEYS 8 lb to 25 lb NO PRICE RISE ON TURKEYS FREE RANGE DUCKS 4 lb to 6 lb FREE RANGE FRESH GEESE 7 lb to15 lb Home cooked hams  Smoked Gammons  Scotch Beef  Game Homemade Chipolatas and Sausage Meat plus many other festive goodies Xmas Opening times: Order Early To Avoid Disappointment

Nash Lee End Wendover HP22 6BH Tel 01296 622014

Sat 21 December


Sun 22 December


Monday 23 Dec


Tuesday 24 Dec


and Drink

amazing selection of gorgeous hampers from as little as £15. You can choose exactly what you want to go in to your hamper or let them do all the hard work for you! There are hamper making days each Saturday before Christmas which will also feature tastings of some of the products including mince pies, Christmas puddings, English wines, liqueurs and gins. The newly refurbished shop will be open late on Friday 6 December until 8pm. Many of the delicious products are made using the Brewery’s own beers, so you can be tempted by their beer barrel chocolates, yummy fudge and a super tasty cheese truckle. There is more information on the website or please call 01296 613647.

Russell Arms Welcomes Jane Collins, Head Chef This winter, Russell Arms is thrilled to welcome Jane Collins to the team as Head Chef. Jane comes to Russell Arms with an honest passion for Great British food, she has learnt her trade from the best, including Marco Pierre White. She will bring an inspiration to the menu, but with a keen eye on the pricing. Please note, for the month of January 2014 we will be running a 3 course set lunch menu for £12 and a 3 course set dinner menu for £19. Whilst Russell Arms is now sold out on Christmas Day, we would love to see you throughout the month of December. We will be opening on Mondays in December. Why not welcome in the New Year at Russell Arms with our nine course tasting dinner? For more details see our advert on this page, visit, call on 01296 624411 or pop in to see us at Russell Arms, Butlers Cross, HP17 0TS. To book a table please email

December 2013 DEBBIE TOLPUTT



01296 624140 or 07780 900936

Nick Grove Physiotherapy & Acupuncture Call 01296 622363 07597 970866



December 2013


Healing Meditation Group Bringing in transforming Archangelic energies reconnecting you to your inner knowing, bringing calm Regular daytime & evening meetings in Wendover & Winslow

FFI Contact Louise 01296 696285

A Perfect Personal Christmas Gift for Family and Friends Remember those old videos in the loft? .

Relive your personal memories. Let me transfer your old tapes, VHS, camcorder to DVD for a very reasonable £4.95 per tape Call Richard on 01296 624167 Or email:

CHRISTMAS IS COMING Why not treat yourself to a St Tropez spray tan for your Christmas party? £25 Or a special Christmas Package: Prescriptive Facial Pedicure & Polish Manicure & Polish ALL FOR £60!


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Christmas Church Services in Wendover Christmas Eve Tuesday 24 December 4.00pm Crib Service

St Mary’s

7.30pm Carols & “Midnight” Mass

St Anne’s

11.30pm First Communion of Christmas

St Mary’s

Christmas Day Wednesday 25 December 8.00am Holy Communion

St Mary’s

9.15am Christmas Day Mass with Nativity

St Anne’s

10.00am All-Age Communion

St Mary’s

11.00am Christmas Day Worship for All Ages W Free Church

01296 625863 07584 201706

Naturcopia the name I have given my business because it is my firm belief that coping with life becomes much easier if nature is involved in some way. Over the past 25 years I have learnt and mastered many treatments from deep tissue massage to Reiki Healing, and added a degree in Medical Herbalism a few years ago. I have recently launched my own range of preservative and chemical free products instead. Using nature’s gifts to create products that I could use within my treatments has finally enabled me to provide a genuinely and completely holistic healing experience. I now provide a treatment in the comfort of home, for those who prefer it. Naturcopia is available in Wendover from mid-January onwards OR give me a call before CHRISTMAS to be able to give that special Christmas gift of a Personalised Naturcopia Treatment Voucher. Tracey Jones BSc. Hons, Herbal Medicine

LIVELUXE Interior Design Irresistible gifts, made-to-measure curtains & soft furnishings. Liveluxe has been selected as the exclusive local supplier for AUTENTICO natural chalk paints. Liveluxe stocks some of the world's top fabrics and wallpapers: Designers Guild Osborne & Little Pierre Frey Susie Watson Voyage

Matthew Williamson Nina Campbell Casamance Clarke & Clarke and many others…

Spend over £100 on fabrics or wallpapers in December & receive 20% off any gifts bought at the same time!

Hot right now, our gorgeous range of Christmas gifts… come in & be tempted!

Don't panic! Late night Courtyard shopping events through December!

LIVELUXE Interiors, Barn Courtyard (behind the Antiques Centre), Wendover Call 07786 990 537 or contact

Staying Warm

The Buckinghamshire Affordable Warmth Network is a longstanding service working to reduce the number of people in fuel poverty; and so improving health & wellbeing. There are three primary elements to delivery of this service.

December 2013


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Chris G. Cycles Level 3 British Cycling Coach & Qualified Bike Mechanic Coaching for Competition or Leisure☻

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First, we run the Affordable Warmth Helpline 0800 107 0044, able to give impartial expert advice on all issues surrounding Affordable Warmth. This includes: reducing energy bills, increasing energy efficiency of properties, switching energy supplier and how to stay warm over winter, and is promoted towards all residents likely to be struggling with rising energy bills, or those vulnerable to the cold. Secondly, we undertake outreach activity, engaging with the public on the subject of keeping warm and well; this includes delivering talks and attending events such as information days, health and wellbeing fairs and attending flu clinics. Thirdly, we deliver training to front line staff promoting the importance of affordable warmth, the dangers of fuel poverty and of living in the cold home, and including the signs to look out for, and the help available to alleviate the underlying problems. All outreach and training sessions are free of charge as we are kindly funded by Bucks County Council, the four District Councils across Buckinghamshire and Public Health. The network also produces a range of literature, including a 28 page ‘Easy Save’ booklet packed full of tips to keep in control of energy bills. For more information on the Bucks Affordable Warmth Network please contact Dale Hoyland, Affordable Warmth Projects Manager, 01908 256926,

Firewood for sale Well seasoned and dry hardwood logs Produced from sustainably managed local woodland For further information, prices and ordering contact Phil Bernard on 07764 219984 or at

News from Wendover Health Centre 01296 623452 Christmas and New Year Opening Hours We wish all readers a happy Christmas and a healthy New Year. We will be open as follows over the holiday period: December 2013 Tues 24th 7.30am-6.30pm Wed 25th CHRISTMAS DAY - Closed Thur 26th BOXING DAY - Closed Fri 27th 7.30am-6.30pm Sat 28 t h 8:15-11.00am Booked appointments, dispensary and Reception only. Phone lines are closed. Sunday 29th - Closed Mon 30th 7.30am-6.30pm Tues 31st 7.30am-6.30pm January 2014 Wed 1st NEW YEAR’S DAY - Closed Please check for any last minute changes on our website ( or on the surgery doors. If you need urgent medical attention when we are closed (and on Saturday mornings) please call 111. We require at least two working days to issue (or dispense) a prescription.

Seasonal flu Flu is a highly infectious illness caused by a virus infecting the lungs and upper airways, it is spread in the small droplets of saliva coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person or on their hands. Common symptoms are sudden high temperature, aching, loss of appetite, headache, nausea, runny nose and a dry cough. Flu is more severe than the common cold and can last for up to a week. Healthy people with flu do not need to contact the surgery as they will usually get better on their own: antibiotics are not effective. It is important to rest at home and take plenty of fluids. Paracetamol or ibuprofen will help relieve flu symptoms. Contact us if any of the following apply: • Your symptoms have got much worse, or have lasted for longer than a week. • You have developed symptoms that are not typical of flu, such as breathlessness or a rash. • You have a long-term medical condition.

If have not yet received flu vaccine and wish to be vaccinated, and are in one of the eligible groups, please contact Reception as soon as possible. Safe alcohol drinking Regular consumption of what may seem like small amounts of alcohol can seriously damage your liver. For example a couple who share a bottle of wine every evening are both at risk: between them they are consuming about 10 units of alcohol a day, way in excess of the recommended safe limits. We advise: • Men should drink no more than 3-4 units of alcohol per day (equivalent to a pint and a half of 4% beer) and women 2-3 units (equivalent to a 175 ml glass of wine). • Have 2-3 days a week when you don’t drink any alcohol. • If you are driving don’t drink at all – even below the legal limit, reaction times are significantly slowed. For more information see


December 2013

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Working Parties Thanks to good weather in September and October the target of another 20 metres of lining was completed each month. The bank lining for Stage 2 is now complete, only 30 metres of bed lining need to be finished before Stage 2 is 100% complete.

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Stage 2 will be completed over the first few days in November and relining will then carry on in Stage 3 until we reach Bridge 4A, the location of the next bund for re-watering 450 metres, over ¼ mile, making a total of 770 metres re-watered as well as two footbridges constructed by the Trust’s restoration volunteers since 2005. Theft of Bench Plaques The Trust’s Restoration Committee have researched possible replacement plaques and have proposed a composite plaque of hard plastic between two layers of aluminium with powder coated lettering. It has bevelled edges and can be secured with high security stainless steel screws. For more information about the Wendover Arm Trust and how you can help, please go to:

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Free Trees for Communities The Woodland Trust is offering community groups, youth groups and schools the chance to apply for packs of free trees for delivery in March 2014. Applications are being accepted up until 9 January next year. Whether groups are interested in helping wildlife; creating a faith, or inter-faith, green space; planting for remembrance, creating a community garden or allotment; or just want to enhance their local area - any community groups are very welcome to apply for free packs of saplings. They have over 3,000 packs to give away in spring and they come in three sizes – 30 saplings, 105 saplings and 420 saplings in various themes (hedge, copse, wildlife, wild harvest, year-round colour, working wood, wild wood and wetland).

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Golfers Drive a Wedge of Cash! Golfers have clubbed together to raise over £1,500 for WheelPower, the wheelchair sport charity based at Stoke Mandeville Stadium. Members of Ellesborough Golf Club near Wendover have continued their great support for the charity. This year members were challenged to the “WheelPower Cup” and the “Bridge Drive” to raise the money to provide life transforming sport opportunities for disabled children and adults. The club recently presented WheelPower Chief Executive Martin McElhatton with the cheque. Martin said: “Ellesborough is a Golf Club with wonderful spirit and WheelPower is incredibly grateful for their support. Our sincere thanks go to everyone involved, the fundraising will make a huge difference in the local community.”

Wendover Theatre Society WTS will be performing two one act plays on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 April 2014. The first play, a comedy, is titled "Wednesdays," by Trevor Harvey. The plot concerns a mother and her daughter who are both linked romantically to the same man. The second play, also a comedy, is entitled "Love or Nearest Offer," by Hugh O'Brien. Set in a dating agency in Australia, the plot involves a former used car salesman who has inherited half the business and has his own ideas on how a dating agency should be run. Auditions for parts in either play will take

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One Year On Wendover Community Library opened one year ago this month on 1 December 2012. After initial fears that Wendover could lose its Library, a structure was agreed that involved Bucks County Library Service working with the local community. After its first year the Community Library is thriving. The overwhelming proportion of the running costs are funded by BCC, and the role of the Community is to enhance the service, ensuring that the needs and preferences of the local community are met.

Two initiatives in progress are setting up a Friends of Wendover Library scheme, and introducing a scheme through which disabled members of the community will be able to have easier access to the Library.

Those who serve on the Community Library Committee, and the staff of the community library, (both paid and volunteer staff), are conscious of the important part a Community Library can, and should, play in the life of a village such as Wendover. We are grateful for the Working with our Library Manager Susan Morton, support and encouragement we have received and our Library Assistant Mel Greasby, we have a from the Buckinghamshire Library Service and team of Volunteer Counter Assistants, who have from our local community. all passed successfully through the Library Service’s training programme. Volunteer staff are also involved in specific activities, for example in It’s Official...Halton Tennis is the Best! some of the events organised for children. We Halton beat off 40 other Disability owe a big “Thank you,” to all those who are Tennis Networks from across the working as volunteer staff in the Community UK for the award of Disability Network of the Year. Participation has increased Library. from 47 to 188 people, an increase of 300% since The Community Library Meeting room is used by January 2013, thanks to the hard work of the a wide range of groups, for many varied team at Halton Inclusive Tennis. Players of all activities. Through the generous support the ages and disabilities (wheelchair, visually/deaf Library has received from local groups, this room impaired and learning disabilities) are welcome will be redecorated, and we hope to install a to come along and have a go. Contact Tom Wood state of the art interactive screen that will widen on 07729 561884 for more details or visit the range of activities for which the room can be

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December 2013

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Wendover Cricket Club



The club is now sporting its new kit for the season, which was presented in the team photo outside chief sponsor Sweeney’s Budgens. For more information or any enquiries please visit Wendover Men’s FC FB page, contact the first team manager: Michael Gregory on 07783841905, and look out for our Wendover News Community Organisation page. Training 8.30pm every Tuesday, Meadowcroft (opp the community centre) Aylesbury HP19 9HH

Wendover Cricket Club are now planning their activities for the winter and next season. Sports halls have been booked from the end of February to early April 2014 for seniors and juniors and details will be published in a future edition. Some managers and helpers will be undertaking coaching courses in the New Year; umpires courses are also available and the Mid Bucks League may run a shorter course lasting 3 sessions. Members will be circulated but if anyone else is interested, please contact Wendover Junior Squash Jonathan Seabrook (seniors) on 01296 623286 or Wendover Squash Club has seen an increase in Richard Peck (juniors) on 01296 624209. Junior Membership recently. We have a comprehensive coaching schedule along with an Wendover Football Club internal Junior Squash League. The Junior section The club has seen some new faces this is now thriving and after the team was promoted season, with contributions from to Division 2 in the Bucks League at the end of newcomers Dan Johnson and Dan Jones, Jamie last season, combined with the increase in Junior Spurden and goalkeeper Scott Thompson. The Membership, we have been able to enter a club socials ahead of Christmas should be second team into Division 3. This Year Wendover beneficial for team bonding before the run of had 8 Juniors that were selected for the Bucks fixtures commencing in the new year. There will County Squad and whilst this is a hopefully be several great achievement for the players returning from youngsters involved, all injury in January that encouraged to take part in the should give the second sessions at the Wendover Club. team manager Andy If anyone is interested in playing Hayers a few more squash or racketball or finding options on a weekly out more, please contact basis.

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Club Corner Round Table Santa Float Wendover News apologises for the errors in the Round Table article in November’s Wendover News. The contact name should be Stephen Lewsley, and contact number is 07958 319218. The Round Table Santa Float will be at the Christmas Lights Switch On, Wednesday 4 December. The full itinerary is given on p11.

Mid Bucks Beekeepers Association There is no Association meeting this month, our winter programme of events restarts in January. There are still places available on our New Beekeepers Course that commences in February. The course is an excellent introduction to Beekeeping for those wishing to take up the hobby or are just interested in the topic. For further information on the course and our Winter Programme please go to

term time and would like to help us, please get in touch. Please contact Jean Kennedy, Secretary, Aylesbury & Wendover Group, Riding for the Disabled 01296 631145/07902 325216.

Get Wendover Cycling GWC has provided vital support for the provision of the two cycle paths along Aylesbury Road and Manor Road. The Group also has good connections with the local authority and is currently hopeful of securing funding for some of the seven extensions which they have identified as necessary to complete the existing network of dedicated cycleways in the locality. Group membership numbers are important to exert and extend influence. If you would like to support GWC’s objectives and be informed of local cycling issues, please send your email address to

Riding for the Disabled The Aylesbury and Wendover Riding for the Disabled Group is well settled in its new home in Weston Turville. We are able to provide riding lessons for up to 9 disabled children each week. We now have a waiting list of pupils and, in order to accommodate them, we urgently need more helpers. Each rider needs someone to lead their pony and 2 side walkers. If you can spare a couple of hours on Friday afternoons during

Wendover Tennis and Squash Club Congratulations go to our Mixed Doubles team who won the final of the Aylesbury and District Tennis League Knock Out Cup in November. This is the first time we have entered this competition and caps a very successful year for our Mixed Doubles teams. For further information on squash, racketball and tennis visit

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December 2013


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A John Colet student visited Ypres on 11 November as part of the “Sacred Soil Garden Ceremony” to commemorate World War 1. Lewis Clarke, Teacher of Humanities, accompanied Caolan RocheDavidson (14) to take part in the ceremony, which took place under the Menin Gate. The project brought together soil samples from 70 Belgian cemeteries for a special ceremony at the Menin Gate on 11 November. Caolan, along with a Belgian student, carried one of the bags containing the soil during the ceremony and handed it over to soldiers who will then transport the soil to London to create a memorial garden. HRH Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Laurent from Belgium attended the ceremony. The John Colet's involvement in this ceremony was a result of Mr Clarke registering an interest in the Centenary Celebrations of the First World War.


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We just want to thank all concerned for the prompt resolution of the issue regarding the salt bins for use on the road up to Princess Mary Gate. In particular, a big thank you to Chris Adams, our County Councillor, who after a couple of days had managed to get SIX grit bins for use by the residents. Chris has also agreed to try to resolve the issue of the clearing of the road by the snow plough in the event of heavy snow. Thanks also to Robert Duggan and all the Parish Councillors for their help and support. Great work, thank you. Lorna and Eddie Galloway

I'm hoping you might be able to put me in touch with an enthusiastic Wendover historian. I'm trying to trace my family history in the area. I'm an Olliff, and we have roots in Wendover, Wendover Dean, and the Missendens. I'm trying in particular to trace the sale of Dutchlands Farm, which was owned in the 19th Century by James Olliff, and of another James Olliff listed at Wendover Dean (farmer 270 acres) - both listed in the 1851 census. Long shots I know, but I guess someone has all the information. Thanks. John Olliff-Cooper

Fairtrade Sale a Success! Thank you to all the generous people who supported the Fairtrade Sale at 39 Chiltern Road in early November. The Fairtrade items were a success and we raised an additional £210 for the relief and rehabilitation agency Medair from donations for food items. This may be doubled. David and Odile Pollard

Thanks for the great 60th! I would like to thank everyone who joined me to celebrate my 60th birthday. I received some lovely gifts, and we also raised £256.04 for Florence Nightingale Hospice. Thanks to everyone who contributed! Alison Gordon

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Save the Children We had a very successful Coffee Morning Saturday 2 November at the Wendover Library room and raised a fabulous total of £633 for Save the Children. Our thanks must go to everyone who came along to support us. Christine Baker on behalf of the Committee, Aylesbury & Wendover Branch

December 2013


Local Face: Father Wayne Coughlin Father Wayne Coughlin celebrated his inaugural Mass as Parish Priest in St Anne’s Roman Catholic Church on 31 October during which he made his Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity. He read to the joint congregation at the Churches Together in Wendover Annual Memorial Service in St Mary’s Church on the first Sunday in November. He then attended the Remembrance Parade on the Manor Waste the Sunday afterwards. He has plunged himself into parish life from his first moments among us. Father Wayne is already getting to know his parishioners and is looking forward very much to his first Christmas in Wendover. Father Wayne was born and brought up in Cardiff. Despite his Welsh upbringing, he is not likely to be popping back to the Millennium Stadium during the season. He’s more likely to be enjoying a film at the cinema, a regular haunt. Father Wayne’s training for the priesthood took him initially to St Alban’s College, Valladolid, Spain. The Valladolid Holy Week celebrations were declared Fiesta of International Tourist Interest of Spain in 1981 and for the most part, only local people can participate. However, students of St Alban’s College, who are

predominantly of English and Welsh origin, are an integral part of the celebration and in the procession carry the damaged statue of our Lady Vulnerata, brought to the college in 1600. After a year in Valladolid, Father Wayne’s training continued at St Mary’s College (Oscott), Sutton Coldfield. Here he became familiar with the practice of blessing graves during the month of November. The student priests accompany families visiting graves to light candles in a ceremony familiar in Catholic Europe but no longer widely practiced in England. Hundreds of people attend each year and their appreciation is palpable. His most poignant memory of Oscott is of fellow seminarian Ben Grist who was ordained deacon and priest on 30 June 2012 as he had been diagnosed with aggressive cancer from which he died on 14 October 2012. Father Ben Grist is now an inspiration to all he met during his illness. From his hospital bed he exercised his priestly ministry with grace and humour. Father Wayne’s first posting was to Our Lady of Charity and Saint Augustine’s

Roman Catholic Church in Daventry as Assistant Priest. He was very struck by the persistence of the influence of the Sacred Hearts Fathers, who served the parish until 20 0 0/ 2 00 1. Th ey w er e particularly concerned with Social Justice issues and to this day the parish still distributes food parcels and Tesco vouchers from the presbytery. He is fascinated to have arrived in a Parish which has also been heavily influenced by the Sacred Hearts Fathers, who only left this area in 1995. Within a day of arriving in Wendover, Father Wayne had to comfort the family of well known parishioner, Cathy Brackley. He celebrated her Requiem Mass on Saturday 9 November, the day before she would have laid the wreath for the Royal British Legion for whom she was Life President. This gave Father Wayne the opportunity to meet more Wendover folk. Father Wayne has three aims for his work in this parish: 1. Celebration of the Sacraments 2. Preaching the word of Christ 3. Pastoral care of the people of the parish and hence getting to know the community

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View from the Chair Prompt action and co-operation between WPC, Bucks CC and Cllr Adams has ensured that some badly needed grit bins will be installed at Wood Lane, Princess Mary Gate, this winter. Also many thanks to County Councillor Adams for offering his Speedwatch equipment and jetwash. The latter, if suitable, will enable the Groundsman to clean unsightly graffiti off the London Road railway bridge. Well done to the Girl Guides who raised a sum of £105 for the Clock Tower Fund. The presentation was made at our November meeting. I had the privilege, with Cllr Carroll, of attending the Greek play in the Guide Hut in October and was entertained by an unforgettable performance. It was brilliant. The Village Quiz continues apace with Question Master Alan Myers doing his bit to keep the intellect of Wendover at the minimum required level. The Parish Lads were knocked out in the first round but as I write the Parish Lasses continue in the competition (I’m sure the questions were easier for the Lasses than they were for the Lads!) Good news on Public Access Defibrillators (PADs). The South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust have managed to provide and match the defibrillator we have already funded. This means we will shortly have two PADs for Wendover which is truly good news.

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Local Produce Market Manor Waste 9am to 1pm Saturday 21 December Finally, I look forward to our continuing co -operation with the Chamber of Trade. I trust you will enjoy our joint Christmas Event on Wednesday 4 December. Thanks are very much due to the WPC team, Yvonne Bone and her Chamber colleagues who do so much to keep Wendover such a vibrant place to be part of. Happy Christmas to you all. Robert Duggan, Chairman

Clock Tower Donation ....and our thanks for another donation, Wendover Financial Ltd have given £500 to the restoration fund, making the current total £8335.77.

Old Fly Posting We have received a letter from a lady resident who states the feelings of the Council. She says As I walk around Wendover I am upset by the numerous out of date (often by several months) notices that have been put up to advertise events and never removed. Would it be possible to put out an appeal asking the organisers to make sure that they remove their advertising after the date of the event? I am sure that, like myself, most people are happy for local events to be advertised by attaching flyers to fences, trees, lamp posts etc., but when these are not removed they just become unsightly and effectively rubbish.

Examples I have seen today (24 Oct) are 2 notices on the park railings (opposite the police station) advertising an event in Aylesbury town centre in August and one along Heron Path advertising a fun day on the cricket ground also in August. Please be aware that putting up advertising and publicity on buildings or street furniture without the consent of the owner can also result in a £75 fine.

Christmas Tree To improve on last year’s display, efforts are being made to make a strong, secure base fixing for the tree and extra lights have been purchased to give a more stunning effect, especially as this year it will be the Florence Nightingale Tree of Light.

Carols Round the Christmas Tree Every year the Parish Council organises Carols Round the Tree so that young and old can come together and enjoy some singing. The time is always 6.15pm and this year the date is Friday 20 December. Ellesborough silver band will accompany this gentle community event.

Football on the Industrial Estate The Police have told us of a group of young people who are playing football on the Industrial Estate near the Station. There is great concern as they have been seen climbing the fence to get the ball back from the railway lines. This is extremely dangerous and we would ask that if anyone knows any of these youngsters they would pass on a warning of the danger and ideally find another place to play – any offers!?

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