February 2015 Wendover News

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February 2015

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The views expressed by contributors are their own and not necessarily the views of the editor. contributions for March 2015 before

Monday 16 February

Lionel Abel-Smith Trust

The annual appeal for applications from individuals and organisations to the Lionel Abel-Smith Trust was posted on page 15 of the January 2015 print edition of Wendover News. For information about the Lionel Abel-Smith Trust please go to www. wendovertrust.org. Applications must be received by Saturday 28 February. For more details see page 6.

View from Coombe Hill

Many Wendover residents enjoy a regular walk on Coombe Hill. The view from the monument changed towards the end of 2014 and reader Nigel Copelin kindly sent in this photo for your enjoyment.

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Brook House

If you want to know the latest proposals for the Brook House site next to the Clock Tower, via the “Community Right to Build” scheme, see page 4.

RAF Flypast

Tuesday 3 & 17 February at 1.30pm

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

ANTIQUES AT . . . WENDOVER February Mystery Object at the Antiques Centre

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Wendover News is produced by: Jane Larkham - Editor Jackie Brown - Assistant Editor Wynne Byford - Graphics Carole Low - Accounts Please recycle your Wendover News if you are able to. Thanks. Printed in the UK by The Magazine Printing Company using only paper from FSC/PEFC suppliers www.magprint.co.uk


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Events Aylesbury Rugby Club Fixtures

KEHS Meeting

Cycle Rides

Family History with Cathy Soughton

Senior fixtures for Aylesbury Rugby Club take place on Saturdays between August 2014 and May 2015. Home games are held at Ostler’s Field, Brook End, Weston Turville HP22 5RN. More on www.arfcuk.com.

There are a number of group cycle rides that begin in or near Wendover which have been organised by the local Cycle Touring Club in February. Any bike will do as long as it’s roadworthy. Newcomers always welcome, but please try an easy-paced ride first. southbuckscycling.or​g.uk/rides/

Learn My Way

Tue 3 Feb, 2.00 & 3.15pm, Wendover Community Library Wendover Community Library is running a series of FREE sessions of Online Learning for Beginners that will help you get started. Very limited places, so booking essential. See ad page 3.

Tue 3 Feb, 8pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN “12 Months on an Allotment”. John Marshall will give us a talk about vegetable growing for the kitchen throughout the year. The talk includes slides from his allotment as well as plenty of practical advice. Thu 5 Feb, 10.30am, Wendover Library Cathy Soughton offers advice on Family History. Booking essential. See ad page 3.

HATS Panto!

Thu 5 - Sun 8 Feb, 7.30pm (Thu-Fri), 2&6pm (Sat-Sun), RAF Halton Theatre Halton Amateur Theatrical Society (HATS) has their annual pantomime on in February 2015 (ring 01296 586582 or see www.facebook. com/HaltonAmateurTheatricalSociety for more details). This year’s offering is snappily named “Help, I’m a Celebrity Pantomime Dame, Get Me Out of Here”. The action is set in Pantoland, several years after the goodies have won over their respective baddies and

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Events several well known panto characters get together to fight off the evil queen and her dotty sidekick, the wicked stepmother. The queen banishes the goodies off to the jungle where challenges and trials await them... Who wins? You will have to come to find out.

Harry Potter Night

Fri 6 Feb, 5.15-6.45pm, Wendover Community Library Booking essential! Aimed at primary school children. Wear your WICKEDest costume, for some fun activities and POTTY storytelling ending in a Hogwarts Challenge.

The Great Aston Bake Off Sat 7 Feb, 2pm, The Hub Aston Clinton HP22 5HL Are you good at baking (or eating) cakes? Come along to this fundraiser for Dogs Trust and see what’s on offer! kimberley9724@ gmail.​com or 01296 614460 for details.

Evening WI

Tue 10 Feb, 7.45pm, St Anne’s Hall Pam Jones will be speaking about “Medical Detection Dogs” The dogs are trained to detect cancer cells in urine. By using their noses to “sniff”, the dogs are able to detect specific cancers in patients. Visitors are most welcome. Any queries please contact Margaret Currell 01296 582318. www.wendoverwi.weebly.com

All stock must go End of lease Clearance Sale Shop closes Saturday 2nd May Hogarth House, High Street, Wendover 01296 624402, enquiries@sallyturnerantiques.com www.sallyturnerantiques.com Customer car park through archway


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February Loyalty Card Offers See also www.wendoverloyaltycard.com, Wendover Hardware on the Manor Waste and community notice boards in Budgens & Costa ADH Window Cleaning: 20% discount: Patio & Decking pressure washing 25% off conservatory roof cleaning! Gutter clean check £30 discounted from any work done 07777 654383 A Little Bird Gallery: Buy 10 cards and get 11th FREE Cambridge Weight Plan: 10% off initial appointment. 01296 623560 Cat Booker: FREE Class induction worth £5 or FREE Trial class worth £7:50-£9 for all new Custom. www.catbookerfitness.co.uk Chilterns Sports Clinic: 10% off any service and treatment except Swim Stroke Analysis (www.sportsinjuryclinic.org.uk / 01296 696133) Costa: 10% discount (cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer) Hemingford Pest Control: £10 off ANY accepted quote 07736 327808 James Lyons Catering: Personal chef for the evening, FREE labour. Menu created to your preference. 0789 605 9275 Lady Grey: Half price cake on Sundays, subj to availability 07584195327 Liveluxe: FREE gift with purchases over £20 from the Liveluxe Emporium. FREE gift with Liveluxe in-home Interiors consultations or Liveluxe Fabric & Wallpaper Studio appointments. 07786 990 537 Maria Bray Nutritional Therapist: 10% off for initial appointment, 581561 No2: Treat yourselves to our delicious Deli Tasting Platters at No2 Pound Street, and we will treat you to 10% OFF Perry House Dental Surgery: 20% off bleaching,conditions apply. Simon Carter: 10% off all accessories Spice Garden: £5 off on orders over £25 Village Environment Services: 20% discount on accepted estimate for CCTV drain survey or drain clearance, 07850 635844. Wendover Wood: £18 per hour for support on IT including software, hardware and applications. 01296 623869

WENDOVER COMMUNITY LIBRARY 1st Thursday of the Month

Cathy Soughton offers advice on Family History between 10:30 and 11:30 – booking essential

3rd February – 2:00 to 3:00 and 3:15 to 4:15 Learn My Way – Online Learning for beginners. Very limited places, so booking essential

20th February – 7:30 Launch of ‘On-Screen @ Wendover Library’

Showing Golden Globe winner of Best Drama – ‘Boyhood’. Tickets £5:00 from the Library – booking essential


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Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 19 February 9am-2pm (Trade 8am) Entrance by donation to Charity

Wendover Memorial Hall


Prior booking necessary

Chiltern Humanists

Brook House Public Meeting:

Tue 10 Feb, 8pm, Library Room Let’s do something about it. The speaker this month is Cari Mitchell Mon 16 Feb, 6.30 for 7pm, St Anne’s Hall Starting 18th February 2015 at 6.30pm representing the English Collective of Prostitutes. Brook House is a critically important site at at Wendover Youth Centre, the heart of Wendover village centre and it Quiz Night Wharf Road, Wendover has been blighted for years. An opportunity Wed 11 Feb, 7.30pm, King & Queen Pub Learn to manage your stress with now exists through the government’s new New monthly quiz. Please visit www. “Community Right to Build” legislation for Mindfulness, breathing and gentle Yoga. thekingandqueenw​endover.co.uk for details. Wendover’s residents and businesses to Feel refreshed and ready to face the day. Learn skills to manage your mind. consider how they can play a role in bringing Gentle yoga and Mindfulness class delivered by Tea & Talk forward development on the Brook House Thu 12 Feb, 10.30am, Library Room Psychologist/Yoga Therapist site for the benefit of Wendover. A group February’s Tea & Talk is an impromptu coffee of interested residents have been working – no yoga experience necessary. morning. Come along and have a chat with together to see how we can all make this All ages and fitness levels welcome. others over a cup of (free) tea or coffee. Prior booking necessary by contacting happen. You are invited to a meeting to hear s.wright@mindfullystressfree.co.uk about some exciting possibilities and see how www.mindfullystressfree.co.uk Bird Feeders for Under-5s you can play a role. Colin Riley will chair the Thu 12 Feb, 11am & 2pm, Natural History meeting with a range of presentations by Museum, Tring others. If we all work together we can make 30-minute workshops, tickets £1.50. Details a real difference to Wendover’s future. uk.naturalhistory.mu​seum/tring/index.html.

Coffee & Pancakes

Bedtime Storytime

Tue 17 Feb, 10.30am – 12 noon, Wendover Fri 13 Feb, 5.30pm, Wendover Library Christian Centre Come in your pjs to help celebrate the start of What better way to mark Shrove Tuesday than half term. Best for under 8s; all children welcome. to enjoy a pancake or two with a cuppa? Come along and share this seasonal treat in friendly Teddy Bear Trail company. All proceeds go to support the work of Mon 16-Sat 21 Feb, High St & Back St Emmanuel International which helps indigenous Find the Teddy Bears in High Street/Back churches serve the poor around the world. Street. Get your card stamped/signed at each shop that you find a Bear (there are 10). The Knit & Natter John Hampden and Junior Schools will be Tue 17 Feb, 2.30pm, Wendover Library Room distributing the cards to their pupils before This is for anyone from beginners upwards half term. Spare cards at Red Lion Reception or who wants to meet up with anyone else who can be downloaded from the Wendover Rotary has a passion for knitting. Please bring your Healing Meditation Group website at www.wendoverrotary.org.uk. wool, needles and patterns - we’ll supply the Bringing in transforming Archangelic energies and coffee/tea and biscuits. 8 Week Mindfulness Meditation Course starting 28th April 2015 Mornings in Wendover FFI holisticlouise@tiscali.co.uk www.beingmystical.co.uk 01296 696285 mob 07742 185 819

Funky Photo Frames

Mon 16 & Tue 17 Feb, Nat Hist Museum, Tring Den Building in Tring Park 30-minute workshops, suitable for ages 5 and Wed 18 Feb, 10.30am & 2pm over. Tickets £1.50. Visit uk.naturalhistory. 45-minute activity suitable for over 5s. mu​seum/tring/index.html for details. Free. Advance booking required through

ART EXHIBITON 7th - 8th MARCH 2014 SATURDAY: 10am - 6pm SUNDAY: 11am - 4pm The 10th Chiltern MS Centre Art Exhibition is taking place this March. Almost 100 artists will be exhibiting this year. As usual there will be a wide variety of media, subject matter and price. The artists are both professional and amateur, local and from further afield. Please come and browse, possibly buy and definitely enjoy the delicious homemade cakes with tea or coffee. ALL WELCOME!

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Wendover Music Concert Series 2015 at St Mary’s Church 7 March 19.30 Annual General Meeting & Entertainment 11 April 19.30 Steven Isserlis (cello)

13 June 19.30 Michael Collins (clarinet)

9 May 19.30 String Quartet TBC

11 July 19.30 Martin James Bartlett (piano)

Please put the dates in your diary. Tickets available from 2 March. More information about the concerts and how to buy tickets to follow in the March issue. Please mention Wendover News when responding to adverts

Events the Natural History Museum in Tring. Family History: Manorial Documents uk.naturalhistory.mu​seum/tring/index.html Sat 21 Feb, 2pm, Prebendal Fm Ctre HP19 7QW Manorial documents can be a valuable Build a Bird Box source to the family historian, providing both Thu 19 Feb, times vary, Nat History Museum genealogical and social information for the Suitable for over 5s. Group activity, one time prior to the creation of church records. box per group. £8 per box, eight boxes per Our speaker is Sarah Charlton, an archivist workshop. uk.naturalhistory.mu​seum/tring/ with the Centre For Buckinghamshire index.html Studies.Non-members very welcome. A small donation is appreciated. www.bucksfhs.org.uk

Sir Norman Wisdom

Thu 19 Feb, 8pm, Broughton Jr School “Mini Workshops with AVEG” The Aylesbury Centre for the National Trust Sat 21 Feb, 2.30pm, SM Meth Church HP21 5UJ monthly meeting features a lecture by Sue Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild presents Benwell on Sir Norman Wisdom. another opportunity to play with a range of fabrics, threads, paper and other items to Launch of On Screen @Wendover make samples and/or small finished pieces, Fri 20 Feb, 7.30pm, Library Room OR bring along a current project to sit, sew “Boyhood” (cert 15) is the opening film for and socialise. Basic sewing kit required. On Screen @Wendover. Details & tickets from the Library. £5 in advance, £6 on the Pathfinder Course door. See ad page 3. Tue 24 Feb, 10am, White Hill Centre, HP5 1AG A one day course by the Chiltern Society to help Book Club walkers and ramblers. Places can be booked in Sat 21 Feb, 10.30am, Wendover Christian Centre advance by contacting office@chilternsociety. Whatever your taste in reading, you will org.uk or calling 01494 771250. be welcome at Book Club. There are no set books; just an opportunity to talk about what Lenten Lunches you’ve enjoyed and to hear other people’s Tue 24 Feb, 12.15 - 1.15pm, W Christian Centre recommendations. We meet at Wendover Churches Together in Wendover is organising Christian Centre for about an hour and there’s Austerity Lunches with a Christian Reflection always the possibility of enjoying a piece of every Tuesday in Lent. All welcome. cake with your cup of coffee or tea.

Twinning Association

Bucks at War

Sat 21 Feb, 11am-4pm, Bucks County Museum Meet WW1 Recruitment Officers and sign up to serve in the King’s army, play games from the era, listen to live music and poetry, try trench food, see WW1 artefacts and talk to experts and members of the Western Front Association. Free event for all ages. For further details visit www. buckscountymuseum.org or call 01296 331441.

Thu 26 Feb, 7.30pm, Library Room The February Twinning Association meeting is a Quiz Night! Test your little grey cells.

The Wendover Society AGM

Fri 27 Feb, 7.30pm, Memorial Hall Annual General Meeting and Dinner with Guest Speaker, Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of The House of Commons.

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Saturday 21st February Groovy Nights Disco Early bird offer Tickets with food £8.00 if you book before Friday 6th February

Tickets £6.50 Disco Only £9.50 Incl. Hot Food

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Fun, Games, Face Painting and much much more! Bar open for adults serving beer, wine and soft drinks.

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Fri 27 Feb, 8pm, Weston Turville Village Hall “The Ridgeway” with speaker John Tyler.

All aspects of landscape construction For a free quote please contact Andy Lionel Abel-Smith Trust Applications due Saturday 28 February 07841976262


To apply for a grant, please email the Clerk, Mrs Glenys Newman, giving as much information as possible and including your name, address, contact telephone number and email address if you have one. Organisations should enclose a copy of their audited accounts. clerk@wendovertrust.​org

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Sat 28 Feb, 7 for 7.30 pm, Anthony Hall Annual Social Supper, followed by talk with slides: “Kenya” by Hilary Weston.

and in March . . .

• The Petitioning Organisations partners (POP) group: Wendover Parish Council, Halton Parish Council, Wendover HS2 and The Wendover Society are planning to hold some social gatherings which will allow petitioners to get together and discuss

common issues prior to presentation at any future Select Committee hearings. The format will probably take the form of A WORKSHOP WITH OPPORTUNITIES TO REHEARSE THROUGH PRESENTATIONS AND RECEIVE CONSTRUCTIVE HELP AND ADVICE. Refreshments will be supplied. • Get Wendover Cycling will hold its AGM on Tuesday 3 March at 7.30pm at 64A Lionel Avenue. All are welcome. • “ The Grand Budapest Hotel” is showing On Screen @Wendover on Friday 20 March. Details & tickets from the Library. • Rennie Grove Hospice is holding its 5th annual Chilterns Cycle Challenge on Sunday 22 March. Register at www.renniegrove.org/ chilternscycle. • Wendover Rotary’s annual Big Quiz will take place on Friday 27 March at 19.30 for 20.00 at the Memorial Hall, Wendover. Tickets include a cheese platter and are £12.50 per person and sold by team of maximum 8 people. There will be a licensed bar. The main beneficiary this year is local charity Lindengate. Tickets available via www.wendoverrotary.org.uk.

Wanted Volunteers @ Wendover Youth Centre

We are looking for volunteers to join our vibrant youth team. We work with young people aged 11- 18 in a variety of capacities, including youth clubs, youth cafes, schools work, youth forums, projects and more. If you would like to make a difference to the young people of this community and be enriched by the experience of getting alongside young people then this opportunity is for you. We are currently looking for volunteers for: • Wendover youth club (13-17 years): When: Thursdays: 6:30pm- 9:30pm on a rota basis • Administration Manager-p/t role to manage the administration of the youth work; hours to suit If you would like more information please contact our Chairman Tony Playle for a chat and an application form: On 07747 794958 or tony.playle@btinternet.com

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HS2 Here we are in 2015 and still worrying about HS2. Just as we have all had a break and enjoyed the Christmas and New Year festivities so the select committee have also been in recess. However now they are back and looking to fill their timetable before the general election. The select committee are still working their way down from the north, however they did visit Colne Valley on 15 January. This is an area they plan to review before they break to go electioneering as they feel it is a “self contained area”. For Wendover we believe this means that the earliest we could be heard by the select committee is June and more realistically September. We are still working away collecting evidence so petitioners have some real data they can use. In addition Bucks County Council have already run some training sessions on how to prepare and present to the select committee. We believe that we will hold some Wendover specific events for petitioners in March/April to provide information and experience to help individual petitioners. In that regard the information hub being run by

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the Parish Council to collect and make available relevant evidence available to petitioners is a vital tool and all petitioners should take advantage of it. Any questions please call the Wendover Parish Clerk on 01296 623056. While we can expect the select committee to be professional throughout this process they will probably be weary by the time they hear our petitions. However it is interesting to note that they are very helpful and receptive to hearing individual petitioners – as long as they are not too repetitive and address their individual issues. We need to think about how we liven up a subject which is dear to our hearts, but they may feel a bit jaded about. Any good ideas welcomed. In summary what are we doing? – Collecting evidence, helping other petitioners and getting prepared. This is the course over the next few months. Of course the General Election may change all that – or not as the case may be. Whatever happens we need to be prepared. Brian Thompson Chairman, Wendover HS2

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On 4 February, Germany announced unrestricted submarine warfare in British waters and, from 18 February, imposed a blockade. Neutral ships entering British waters or carrying provisions to Britain did so at their own risk. On 19 February the Norwegian SS Belridge was torpedoed in the English Channel. The United States, then a neutral country, suffered its first shipping loss when the William P. Frye , carrying wheat to England, was sunk by a German cruiser in the South Atlantic. German aircraft bombed Colchester and British naval aircraft attacked the German-held ports of Zeebrugge and Ostend.` The first Canadian soldiers landed in France. Continuous fighting took place on both the Western and the Eastern Fronts.

was a member of the Wendover Bowls Club, where he won the Challenge Cup, and also played for the Football, Shooting and Cricket Clubs. On 1 September 1914 Alfred joined the 2nd Battalion of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry and, after spending Christmas on leave in Wendover, was sent with his battalion to France. His first day in the trenches was also his 21st birthday. Tragically, Mr and Mrs Pedel lost their second son, Sergeant Frederick William Pedel, in December 1917 when he was serving with the Royal Bucks Hussars in Palestine.

The original name of the Railway Hotel was The Shoulder of Mutton, but shortly after Mr Pedel became the licensee in 1900 he changed the name to The Railway Hotel. In 1958 the name reverted to The Shoulder of Mutton. During the years of the First World War Mr Pedel was not only the licensee of the Railway Hotel, he was also a Wendover Parish Councillor and In February the Chairman of the Parish became its Chairman. Council announced that he had “a question In February 1915, despite the war, the Parish of importance and urgency” that needed Council carried out its duties with quiet immediate attention. The resolution put efficiency. Water from the Brook, owned by the forward was that “The Rural District Council Grand Junction Canal Company, had flooded be asked to call a meeting...without delay to the Church Path [Heron Path] and the Parish consider the question of providing a public Council negotiated with the Canal Company to convenience for the Town”. Many letters had lay new 9 inch pipes and “repair the path in a been received “calling for the attention of the Council to the urgent necessity of such a proper and satisfactory manner”. provision” particularly because of the large Private Alfred John Pedel Following a complaint from the RSPCA, number of troops in the area. The resolution It was during the February fighting on the Councillors Pedel and Wood had to deal with was carried. Val Moir & Mike Senior Western Front that Wendover suffered its third the problem of the dirty horse trough in front fatality of the war. Private Alfred John Pedel, of the Clock Tower. A series of broken gas lamps the eldest son of Frederick John and Emily and defective burners were reported to the Pedel of the Railway Hotel, died of wounds near Secretary of the Gas Company. The photograph St. Eloi on 15 February. Alfred had attended of the Clock Tower, taken during the First If you have any family reminiscences school in Wendover and Bristol and then found World War, shows the horse trough and part you would like to share, please contact work with the Railway Clearing House in Euston of the troops’ refreshment stall erected on the Wendover News as shown below and on the front page. Road, London. He was a keen sportsman and pavement in front of the trough.

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Schools John Colet Student Head Shave

Year 8 John Colet student Rhys Woolard took on a dramatic challenge recently by participating in a sponsored head shave. Rhys’ Mum was diagnosed with leukaemia last September, and to support her he had his head shaved to increase awareness of the disease and raise vital funds for the charity Leukaemia Research, reaching an impressive total of £1192. Despite initial nerves, Rhys says he was fairly relaxed once the event took place and the support of his entire class, plus other John Colet students, was a great help. Everyone in his class, 8B, did their part to help raise money. Some students arranged a dodgeball match and a dance session, whilst others baked an array of biscuits to sell at the head shave. Rhys said: “All my family and friends have been very supportive.” Rhys’ tutor, Sandy Whitehouse, said: “I was very proud of everyone in 8B. They all supported Rhys and his family and share in his delight of the total achieved.”

Former John Colet Students

Wendover Campus (formerly Wendover House School), is part of the Chiltern Way Federation situated on Church Lane, next to St Mary’s Church. Both schools in the Federation had very successful OFSTED inspections last year and significant investment from the local authority has allowed us to enhance the environment for our students and also double our capacity on the Wendover Campus from 65 students to 130.

Wendover Campus

We would like to invite any of you who may be interested in visiting our site and meeting some of our students, staff and governors to an open day/BBQ on Thursday 2nd July from 5-7pm. We are really keen for our school to become a part of the local community and for the local community to become more involved with us. We are extremely proud of our students and the amazing young people they become. Gary Regan, Head of Wendover Campus gregan@bucksgfl.org.uk

Are you a former John Colet student? Would you be happy to talk to current students, telling them about your career since leaving school helping to inspire them to achieve? The John Colet is looking for former alumni to speak at this year’s celebration assemblies. The celebration assemblies will be held in April and July, so if you can help please contact Amanda Housego by Friday 13 February, via ahousego@johncolet.co.uk.

Wendover Campus is a special secondary school for children with Behavioural, Emotional and Social difficulties (BESD), Many arrive with negative attitudes and leave with a positive future. The school has historically had very positive links with the local community and we would very much like this to be the case again. If you have any questions, ideas or suggestions which can support our young people, including work experience places, please contact me.


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BBOWT It’s no joke for the Cinderella wildlife refuges at are owned by local councils. This means Local risk in Berks, Bucks & Oxon. Wildlife Sites, which have very little statutory protection but are often the hidden havens for A new report from The Wildlife Trusts wildlife, are extremely vulnerable. published Monday 22 December highlights the vulnerable status of hundreds of Local Wildlife “There is incredible pressure on councils to Sites in Berks, Bucks & Oxon. develop land for housing, new roads and other infrastructure; and changes to the way land is The Wildlife Trusts’ new report, Secret Spaces: farmed is cutting the incentives for farmers to The status of England’s Local Wildlife Sites look after their Local Wildlife Sites. 2014, draws on new evidence gathered across England, which suggests that more than 10% of “Local Wildlife Sites are the ‘Cinderellas’ of the the 6,590 Local Wildlife Sites monitored have natural environment that have been identified been lost or damaged in the last five years. and selected locally by county councils and unitary authorities for their high nature Matt Jackson, head of conservation policy at conservation value.” the Berks Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) says that Local Wildlife Sites, including some Buckinghamshire Local Wildlife Sites include of the best places for butterflies, bees, birds ancient woodlands in the Chiltern Hills, such and bats, have disappeared or been damaged as Wendover Woods, and the acid grassland of forever, and the future for them is looking Brill Hill. The vast majority of the woodlands bleak. and chalk grasslands, famous for their wild flowers and the butterflies and other insects “Across our three counties most of the Local they support, are Local Wildlife Sites. Read Wildlife Sites are privately owned and some more on www.bbowt.org.

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complements the pale, light and refreshing Third Permanent Ale for The Chiltern Chiltern Ale and the mid-amber nutty, fruity Beechwood Bitter to make a Brewery mighty trinity. The response of beer drinkers to The Chiltern Brewery’s Chiltern “This is a classic English beer Black 3.9% vol. as a seasonal style that deserves to be drunk winter ale has been so positive 12 months of the year. We are and favourable this year that so pleased that the demand is the exciting decision has now there now from beer drinkers been made to add it to their locally to make this a permanent collection of permanent draught ale. We are witnessing a beer ales. For many years, Chiltern revolution led by a connoisseur Ale 3.7% vol. and Beechwood public who appreciate and Bitter 4.3% vol. have been the demand the very best in only permanent draught beers traditional beer styles” says brewed, but now this dark, Head Brewer Tom Jenkinson. complex porter, or stout as many will refer to it, can be drunk The Chiltern Brewery is proud throughout the year. to be Buckinghamshire and the Black, smooth, beautifully hopped, with Chiltern Hill’s oldest independent brewery. dark golden treacle tones and hints Using age-old methods, the beers are brewed of roast barley, Chiltern Black also has with skill, passion and integrity in support of wonderful chocolaty aromas and perfectly British farmers. www.chilternbrewery.co.uk


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The Wendover & District Round Table Santa float was very busy in mid-December trying to visit as many of the roads in Wendover and Weston Turville as possible. In addition to this, they were able to perform two “good deeds”. One family left a message on the Wendover News Facebook because somehow they had missed the visit to their road.

but she had a collection of coins she wanted to donate. So, Santa had a special meeting with the young family at the start of the next day’s round, then they were able to make a special trip to the pensioner. Everyone was very happy. Next year, Wendover & District Round Table hopes to be able to visit more roads in Wendover & Weston Turville.

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Work is progressing nicely at Chivery. We have been lucky with the weather so far as we did not have any post Christmas snow and although we have had a fair amount of rain it has not caused any issues to date. The clearing and excavation has been Father Christmas on Wednesday 3 December 2014 in central Wendover, prior to the road visits.

Santa has been advised by parents not to visit after 8pm as young children need their beauty sleep as we all know. Then a pensioner phoned the Wendover News office worried because her road wasn’t on the list

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The start of 2015 not only brings us the Our new look customer-friendly website is already gaining rave reviews with impressive styling, excellent property visuals and gives users valuable information regarding local schooling, local healthcare and local transport. Take a look for yourself at www. christopherpallet.com. Established in 1973 Christopher Pallet has long been recognised as a market leader. If you are considering a move now or sometime in the near future then we would be delighted to hear from you. Come in and see us at 8 High Street, Wendover or contact Ross Final or Keith Worger on 01296 625000 alternatively you can email us at wendover@christopherpallet.com.

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Wendover Man in Waves4Hope Crew Marsden Cancer Campaign and Sail4Cancer. Wendover resident Aidan Graveson is part of a group of adventurous friends who have formed a crew named “Waves4Hope”, committing themselves to the extraordinary challenge of rowing the Channel at its widest point in June 2015. The team will have to defy physical and mental exhaustion to complete the crossing, which will require rowing for over 50 miles consecutively, in the world’s busiest shipping channel. The fact that none of the crew has any rowing experience between them makes the challenge all the more significant. Setting-off in a traditional Cornish Pilot Gig from the Belgium town of Nieuwpoort the “Waves4Hope” crew will be hoping to arrive on the shores of Ramsgate, Kent 16 hours later welcomed by family and friends.

Speaking of the challenge, crewmember Aidan said, “We’re an ordinary group of friends, who have all inevitably been affected in some way or other by cancer, which was the underlying motivation for undertaking this

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us all but the inspiration is all around and the crew, to a man, is determined to get across the channel and raise an incredible amount of money for three wonderful charities.” Not content with this huge challenge, the Visit www.waves4hope.com. Follow them team have also pledged to raise £20,000 for @Waves4Hope #MakingWaves. To donate three cancer charities - Saving Faces, Royal text: WAVE04 £10 / £20 to 70070

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Local News Chiltern Society Takes Responsibility work parties to look after these woods as they grow and develop. We hope that local for Woodland in Penn

The Chiltern Society has begun 2015 - its 50th people will volunteer to get involved in their anniversary year - by taking responsibility for local woodland and help with maintenance and planting to ensure the wood can be its twelfth site of important countryside. enjoyed for generations to come.” Volunteers from the society will maintain and improve Penn Jubilee Wood, a 50 acre The society has over 500 volunteers woodland well used by walkers and the home maintaining and promoting 11 other sites it looks after in the Chilterns. Last month it for many bird species, including skylarks. took over five sites previously maintained by The Woodland Trust, which is handing over Buckinghamshire County Council - Whiteleaf the wood, has already planted a number of Hill near Princes Risborough, Captain’s Wood new trees, but the society aims to plant more near Chesham, part of Cholesbury Camp as well as maintain part of the woodland as near Tring, Cobblers’ Pits near Wendover meadow to encourage a variety of wildlife. and the Hampden Monument at Prestwood. Penn Jubilee Wood, which runs south from Beacon Hill in Penn is bordered by the Chiltern Way public footpath and crossed by other public tracks.

Members of the public who would like to help the society maintain the sites should call 01494 771250 or email office@ chilternsociety.org.uk. No experience is necessary as conservation leaders are David Harris, chairman of the Chiltern trained and experienced at leading volunteer Society, said: “We will be holding regular groups.


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door transport service for local people who have difficulty travelling. Whether it’s doing the weekly shop, a day out to visit friends, popping out for a spot of lunch, or visiting the family, we often overlook the luxury of being able travel with ease from A to B. For those with walking frames, wheelchairs and Parish Council Elections, 7 May 2015 difficulties with mobility, simply getting in The Parish Council elections will be held on and out of a car is troublesome enough. 7th May 2015 and the current Parish Council is urging residents to consider standing This essential service provides the residents for election. There will be thirteen seats of Wendover and the surrounding villages available and as long as there are more with a vital lifeline to their loved ones and than thirteen nominations the election the freedom of travel, with a helpful hand will proceed. If only thirteen (or fewer) and plenty of patience specifically catering nominations are received then the election only for local residents with mobility needs, is “uncontested” as those standing are not you can be sure to travel in safe hands. opposed. For more information please visit www.wendover-pc.gov.uk/election-2015/. To book Wendover Community Car for a journey, or volunteer to become a part of this fantastic team as a driver, then please contact Wendover Community Car Wendover Community Car is a registered Joanne Smith on 01296 317769. More details charity, provided by Wendover Action on www.wendovercommunitycar.org.uk. Tracy Kiss www.tracykiss.com Group, operating an affordable door-toCongratulations to Bob Duggan, Chairman of Wendover Parish Council, who has been re-elected as Bucks Public Governor (one of three) for South Central Ambulance Service, chair of Bucks Patient Forum.


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David Lidington HS2 Update

The Select Committee is working its way through hearing the nearly 2000 petitions from individuals and organisations. They started at the Birmingham end of the line and are working south. So far, they’ve reached Warwickshire, which means that there is some time to go before they get to the Chilterns. You can watch the Committee’s proceedings live and videos of earlier sessions at www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Home.aspx Before hearing any petitions about a particular area, the Committee visits that stretch of the route to see for themselves how it would be affected and to listen to comments from local people. Along with Cheryl Gillan, Steve Baker, Dominic Grieve and John Bercow, I’ve pressed the Chairman to set aside at least three days for Buckinghamshire.

It’s apparent from proceedings so far that when the Committee agrees that more compensation or mitigation is needed it tells HS2 Ltd to go away and negotiate a solution with those petitioners. It is only as a last resort that the Committee would seek to draft and impose a change of its own. So if we are successful in persuading the Committee to support a tunnel, they will probably say they accept the principle and ask HS2 Ltd to talk to petitioners about the alignment, design etc and come back to the Committee with a detailed proposal.

this is published. The Transport Secretary has said publicly that NtS is intended to be more generous than the Exceptional Hardship Scheme which it replaces. Obviously the test will be how it operates in practice and I shall continue to campaign for full compensation for all residents adversely affected by HS2.

I am also working closely with a number of individual residents about the details of their own circumstances. These conversations and representations are completely confidential and I would On compensation, I used my submission to encourage any resident who wants my help last Autumn’s consultation (available at with their particular case to contact me. www.davidlidington.com/sites/www. d a v i d l i d i n g t o n . c o m / f i l e s / 2 0 1 4 _ David Lidington is the Conservative MP for consultation_response.pdf) to press again Aylesbury. He serves as Minister for Europe for a property bond scheme and other at the Foreign Office. improvements. The new Need to Sell scheme is supposed to begin very soon Editor: Did you see the youngest HS2 petitioner on and the date could be public by the time Wendover News Facebook Tuesday 13 January?

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Santa Visits Patients at the NSIC

Santa Claus and his elves paid a special visit to patients at the National Spinal Injuries Centre (NSIC) at Stoke Mandeville Hospital on Thursday 18 December. Sarah Standish, family counsellor for the NSIC, set up the Christmas Cheer Committee (CCC) and asked for help from staff to provide This year training continues as we get ready an afternoon of festive fun for patients who to enter the Aylesbury netball league in remained in the NSIC over the Christmas period.

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Wendover Rotary Club members collected and wrapped over eighty gifts for their donation. Member Sandra Maizels said, “We have been delighted to work with the NSIC and Santa. On behalf of the Rotary Club we would like to send every good wish to people in the NSIC at Christmas time and hope they enjoy their presents.”

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Club Corner underway this month with both senior and junior England’s local history. On More 4 there was a competitions. Full details can be found at www. series called “Hidden Villages” with Penelope wendovertennisandsquash.co.uk. Keith. The second episode took a quick look at the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance. From 4 years Whitchurch Morris Men – In Birmingham ago, there is a programme called “Still Dancing Over the festive period we did our usual Boxing After All These Years”, extracts are available on Day dancing at Cadsden but elected not to go YouTube, which is far more informative. The to Enfield on New Year’s Day. Instead the Side whole series was rebroadcast in January but went to Birmingham over the Plough Sunday even if you missed that, it is available in toto on weekend and attended the blessing of the YouTube. plough in St Martin’s Church in the Bull Ring. The other programme was a follow on from the This was followed by a clear, bright if windy continuing success of Strictly. This was “The and cold day pulling the plough around the city centre and dancing at several locations. Following on, we attended the Stafford Men’s winter feast at Church Eaton for a very large roast beef dinner. The following Tuesday evening was our own Plough Tuesday Feast in Wilstone which was by coincidence another roast beef dinner with liquid refreshment direct from the St Austell Brewery.

Intimate History of Dance” with Len Goodman and Dr. Lucy Worsley and again came in three episodes. It looked at how dance developed through the years in England. This whole series is available to watch on YouTube should you wish to view it. There was so much about country/folk dance that wasn’t included though. February will see the annual Radio 2 Folk Awards so watch out for them. Wassail,John King, WMM

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There is a small group of Wendover Explorer Scouts fundraising for the Expedition to Iceland in August 2015. If you require your car washing, garden services e.g fallen leaves cleaning or any old jobs doing, please contact them! E-mail- expeditiontoiceland@gmail.com Phone numbers- Mel on 07546550540 or Sue on 07788744711.

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Wendover Twinning Association is organising a long weekend in our twin town of Liffré, in Brittany, where we will be staying with families,

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experiencing the French lifestyle, and exploring co.uk Mike – 01296 622778, m.h.greaves@ the local area. btinternet.com. We will travel to Poole on the afternoon of Thursday 21 May, and after a good night’s sleep in a hotel near the harbour, we will embark on our crossing to France on Friday morning. After spending some time in Cherbourg, we will make our way to Liffré, where we will be welcomed by our hosts. The French Committee always organises enjoyable and interesting activities over the weekend. On Monday 25, we will head back, having lunch in Caen, and returning to Wendover late evening.

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This trip is open to members and non-members alike. Next year, Wendover and Liffré will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Twinning , so now would be a great time to join us! All are welcome – families, couples, singles. Don’t let a lack of language skills put you off, because there is always someone around who can help out!

The club welcomes enquiries from new players of all ages . We run three teams at senior level, juniors from the age of Under 9s and upwards, plus social cricket and the Village Cup. For further details please contact Jonathan Seabrook on jseabrook@talktalk.net or 01296-623286, or Nick Morley at nj@morleys.org.uk, or for juniors – Richard Peck at richard@rcpeck.co.uk.

This year marks the 150th Anniversary of Wendover Cricket Club which, based on previous research, is believed to have been founded in 1865. The Club plans to celebrate this with a Festival of Cricket weekend, commencing on Friday 4 September. Details of the events are being finalised and will be published shortly, so please watch this space, or check out the website for further details: wendovercc.play-cricket.com/

If you are interested in coming on the trip, or would Senior training / nets will start on Friday 20 like some more information, please get in touch: February, 7.00-8.30 p.m.; full details from Dawn – 01296 625718, dawnrance@hotmail. Jonathan as above.

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injury occurs, and for the rest of Want to eat Fish and Chips, while their lives by providing services raising money for charity? Hold a and publications which enable fish and chip supper on Friday 15 and encourage paralysed people May 2015 whilst raising awareness to rebuild lives after spinal cord of spinal cord injury and supporting injury. Every year in the UK over SIA’s vital services. You can hold a 1,000 people experience a spinal fish and chip supper in your own cord injury and there are an estimated 40,000 home, at work or hold a larger supper at your spinal cord injured people in the UK alone. local community centre. SIA will provide a fundraising pack containing hints and tips, recipes, invitations and donation envelopes. By inviting 8 friends and asking them to donate an additional £5.00 means you will raise at least £40.00 from your supper but we will also give you additional fundraising ideas to raise even more money for SIA. In 2015 we want to make the batter matter and raise £40,000 from everyone holding suppers. Last year we raised £20,000 from the suppers. The money raised from the suppers will help the Spinal Injuries Association offer support to

Community Fundraising Manager, Elizabeth Wright, says, “The Fish and Chip Supper is a wonderful opportunity for a great evening with friends and family. We are also encouraging people who work to hold a Fish and Chip Lunch in their work places to raise even more funds. You may be even a local community group wanting to run a fun evening with your group.” For more information or request a fundraising pack call Elizabeth Wright on 0845 071 4350 or email fundraising@siafishandchips.co.uk or visit www.siafishandchips.co.uk.

NEWS FROM WENDOVER HEALTH CENTRE - 01296 623452 Urgent Health Problems

If you have a health problem that requires urgent attention, please call us as soon as possible on 01296 623425. A receptionist will ask you for some details of your problem: This will allow her to direct your call appropriately. You may be offered an appointment with a nurse-clinician, or a return call from the duty doctor. Please do not ask for a call from your usual doctor as it will delay getting a response. The duty doctor will call you back to discuss your symptoms and concerns with you. It may be possible for the problem to be dealt with over the phone, or you may be offered an appointment that day with a member of the team (your own doctor if available). When we are closed (6.30pm to 8am daily and at weekends) please call 111 who will direct you appropriately. Please do not go to the A&E department unless your problem cannot be dealt with in general practice and is urgent, for example: 24

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•Serious injuries including those where a broken bone is suspected or there is prolonged and heavy bleeding. •Acute illness where the patient is seriously unwell.

If in doubt, call the health centre or 111 for advice and guidance. Call 999 only for life-threatening emergencies such as a suspected heart attack, stroke, loss of consciousness, fits (seizures) and major injuries.

Weston Project

Westongrove has started a new initiative for our patients aged 75 years and older. This is a specialist nursing service that aims to help patients maintain their independence and quality of life. The team consists of two experienced nurses, Fiona Brockwell and Chris Gillett, supported by a small team including recently retired Wendover GP, Dr Pippa Moreton. The Weston nurse will visit patients at home and work with them to identify any symptoms or issues that are a problem,

carry out a clinical examination and make suggestions about how to manage each problem effectively. Weston nurses can refer to a wide variety of services including health, social services and the voluntary sector, and will liaise closely with the patient’s GP.

The nurse will also help patients plan their future care. Every patient will have a written care plan at home including who to contact and what additional help they might need should they become acutely unwell. This information should help prevent unnecessary hospital admissions. When admission is needed, the Weston nurse can help patients set up the support they need so they can get home again as quickly as possible.

Changes to Our Usual Opening Hours

We will close at 1pm on Tuesday 10 February for staff training. For details of our opening hours and information on the services we offer please see www. westongrove.com.

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Community Orchard The Wendover Community Orchard has been planted in Rope Walk Meadow, Chapel Lane via Wendover Parish Council to mark the centenary of World War I, with sixty fruit trees commemorating the 59 brave Wendover servicemen whose names we know and who lost their lives in that war. The orchard provides free public access to local heritage fruits originating from the Vale of Aylesbury and other local regions, producing a delicious year round supply of mixed apples, pears, cherries, plums, gages, mulberries, quinces and medlars which cannot be found in any supermarket or shop.

planted within close proximity to maximise successful fruit production which is achieved through insects and wind. It will take around three years for the orchard to establish itself and bear fruit which will then regularly display beautiful blossom from as early as January through to April or even May, followed by the blooming of wild flowers, two managed cuttings per year, the turning and falling of the leaves with the changing of seasons; an absolute feast for the senses with every coming month. There is also a fenced off water well located within the orchard marking the location of ancient Wendover nearer to the church than most of the current housing. From what was once a single flowered wild meadow, with the trees taking away richness and moisture from the soil, new opportunistic or planted wild flowers will now be able to flourish,

The trees range from Buckinghamshire Sheep’s Nose, Bazeley, Long Reinette, Mary Morgan, Aylesbury Prune, Stewkley Red, Duke of Buckingham, Prestwood White Heart and Ronalds Heart to name but a few, and cover around half an acre of what was previously an out of control wild flower meadow, but is now an area of natural beauty and heritage for all to enjoy. With picnic areas, walkways, an open air classroom and a plentiful supply of fresh heritage fruits, it is the perfect place to take a relaxing family picnic, walk the dog, enjoy local fruits, settle under a tree for a spot of reading, meander through the wild flowers, paint a watercolour, brush up on some photography skills and explore the wildlife and insects who flourish from the delicious fruits. From educational to celebratory purposes, the orchard is a welcome retreat Wendover Community Orchard in December 2014 for all. bringing colour and diversity of species to the orchard. All of these will merrily attract Steven Worth, currently a member of the a whole host of wildlife from badgers and Amenities Committee of Wendover Parish hedgehogs nibbling on fermenting apples, Council, first started his plans for the to foxes and shrews, muntjac deer, squirrels, community orchard back in 2011 and had doormice, birds, owls, bats, newts and been looking for a suitable location for some insects such as butterflies, bees and moths time. With funding from Wendover Parish as they explore their way along the wildlife Council together with a grant of £1,000 corridor leading into the village. from Aylesbury Vale Community Chest run by Aylesbury Vale Disctrict Council and the At the moment the orchard’s funding and Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust, the orchard upkeep is managed by the Wendover Parish has delightfully come into fruition and will Council Amenities Commitee, but this has continue evolving and maturing for many potential to develop into a more general years to come. Community Project. It took a great deal of planning to bring together such a site of natural beauty and purpose, as the soil differs in type from one end of the meadow to another turning from chalk to clay and influencing the position of each species of tree. The best match of tree to soil conditions has been achieved. Similarly, pollination partners, have been www.wendovernews.co.uk

You can visit the Wendover Community Orchard at Rope Walk Meadow off Chapel Lane, off South Street, Wendover, Bucks HP22 6NN or just walk along the Heron Path from near the Clock Tower at the bottom of Wendover High Street. It is also easily accessible from Church Lane. Tracy Kiss, www.tracykiss.com

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PACE celebrates 25 years of transforming lives PACE’s journey began in 1990 in a small, rented cottage in Cuddington, near Aylesbury with three staff and four children. 25 years later, PACE is now a leading charity with an innovative and intensive programme of education and therapy that has transformed the lives of hundreds of children and young people with cerebral palsy and related motor disorders.

of PACE’s income came from charitable donors. Join the PACE BIG Walk! Saturday 9 May 2015. Lace up your walking boots and bring friends and family to have a wonderful day in the Buckinghamshire countryside and raise funds to support our vital services. This year’s 10- or 20-mile walk will visit many of the Rothschild family properties in the Aylesbury Vale area. Your support will transform lives and you’ll have a great time with PACE too! Visit the PACE BIG Walk webpage bit.ly/PACEBigWalk To sign up, or if you have any questions, please contact the Fundraising Team at info@ thepacecentre.org or 01296 614287. You can We rely heavily on the generosity of donors and also find out more about our full programme supporters to sustain our services. In 2013, 58% on our website: www.thepacecentre.org. Our services support more than 100 young people from the age of 0-18, from baby massage to primary and secondary school places, from feeding and sleeping clinics to outreach services and family support. Our new Early Intervention & Independence Centre is a model of excellence that is setting new standards for intervention and support for very young children (aged 0-5) with motor disorders such as cerebral palsy. Early intervention and support is critical for children in their first years to ensure the best possible outcomes.


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Please would people kindly stop using Vinetrees, Wendover as a school car park when taking and collecting their children from school and also stop letting them treat it as a playground by running around and making so much noise. Please have some consideration for the residents. Thank you. Name and address supplied

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On reflection this December we recently went over our receipts and we found that we spent well over £2,500 on gifts etc at other villages and towns because they have better access at stores/shops for disabled people. This is money that could and should have been spent in our local village and I’m sure all our local businesses in Wendover would agree. What can be done? Disabled with nowhere to go! Upper Wendover Dean Name and address supplied

The poppy appeal was very successful again this year, thanks to the generosity of the Cornelli Sugarcraft Visits Guides people of Wendover and RAF Halton. On Monday 12 January I was delighted, on behalf of Cornelli Sugarcraft Specialists, to be To all that had a poppy box and the volunteers invited to the Guide evening to present craft who helped to distribute/collect and count badges to the 2nd Wendover Guides. To earn the monies: Every penny collected was their badges they undertook four different banked, now standing at just over £8000.00. crafts - including sugar craft modelling. On This could not be done without all the hard the 12th we did a couple of group activities to work of a very dedicated band of people. look at how it is possible to take a hobby such Thank you. as sugar craft modelling and turn it in to a John Thompson, Poppy appeal organiser thriving business - paying particular attention to knowing your business - materials Is Wendover Disabled Unfriendly? and costs. The Guides were particularly I became disabled a few years ago and my impressed with samples of display cakes condition has recently worsened. I now have from the Cornelli Christmas window. to use a motorised wheelchair or scooter!

We used to do most of our shopping in Wendover before and preferred supporting outlets in the village to going to another area as I know how important it is to support local businesses. Now unfortunately there are only a couple of shops in Wendover that are accessible to disabled people and this was more apparent than ever on the evening of the Christmas lights switch on. We were in town and so were a number of disabled wheelchair users and I took the opportunity to speak to several of them regarding the It was a pleasure to see the Guides getting accessibility of stores in the village. their reward for their hard work in past months in earning their badges. They all said they would love to go into the Anne shops but unfortunately they are unable to Cornelli Sugarcraft Specialists go in because of the steps; the very few that have removable ramps you need to wave Thanks from Hampden Lodge your hands and try shouting to get their Hampden Lodge Christmas Dinner and Carol attention to come out and place the ramps. Evening raised in excess of £400 in aid of It normally becomes too much of an issue two local charities “Workaid” & “Chiltern to do because sometimes the looks we are Prostate Cancer Support Group” (CPCSG). given by other shoppers as a member of staff We would like to thank The Village Gate, The has to give up serving them in order to help George & Dragon and The Raj for their kind place the ramp makes it embarrassing and support. just not worth the trouble! Gary Thorne www.wendovernews.co.uk


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In the last year so much has happened at Wendover Youth Centre, from starting the Youth Café and growing into a session that is fulfilling its vison. We provide a safe, chilled environment for young people to meet after school and to develop leadership skills as they work together with volunteers to run the session. Thursday Evening Youth Club is going from strength to strength as it has grown in numbers, purpose and character. This is down to the young people as they invite friends, set ground rules, run tuck shop and get involved with outside events such as the enterprise competition, Halton Festival, Rotary concert, Youth Forum and training such as first aid. The sessions we run at the centre are more than just the 2 hours we are together; they are about, equipping, empowering and enabling young people to realise their potential.

We need more people to join our team to continue the success and momentum of the ever growing youth work at Wendover Youth Centre. The above is just the tip of the iceberg of what is being achieved by teams of volunteers working together with young people to affect and encourage them to make their contribution to this community. We want this to continue and we need you to join us. Can you spare three hours on the occasional Thursday evening (6.30 - 9.30pm) to share in this invaluable work and have some fun at the same time? Training will be given. If you would like to get involved contact our Chairman Tony Playle for an application form: On 07747 794958 or tony.playle@waymade. co.uk.

To make this happen we work with a vibrant and committed team of volunteers. We have a team comprised of different ages and skill sets that make the sessions vibrant and varied.

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Local Face Colin Campbell MBE Colin and Daphne Campbell were featured as Local Faces in the February 2010 print edition of Wendover News, pages 14-15 see also www.wendovernews.co.uk/news/ local-face. This brief update is called for because Colin was awarded the MBE in the recent New Years Honours, an event which cannot pass without a mention.

On retirement, Colin and Daphne moved to Wendover, arriving here in 1991. They immediately became an active part of Wendover life, a fact recognised by the Local Face article in 2010. They are still active members of U3A and WI but their volunteering days at Florence Nightingale Hospice Shop have come to an end.

The honour came as a complete surprise to Colin Many local friends and the citation mentions contacted Wendover only service to Waddesdon. News to ensure that the Colin and Daphne moved to Illustrations: Portrait of Dr Colin new honour was noted in Waddesdon in 1960 where Campbell MBE by Peter Keegan. these pages. Wendover he worked as a GP and Photograph by Fiona Campbell News hereby adds rubyslippersphoto.com congratulations to the she supported him in the single handed practice it was then. He soon many already received. became governor to the local Waddesdon Secondary School. The painting shown above The Campbell Family is preparing to go to was, “presented to Dr Colin Campbell in the Palace for the Investiture at a date not recognition of 50 years of service as Governor yet set but within 6 months of the New Year announcement. of Waddesdon Church of England School”.

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Regular Weekly Events To Advertise your event for March 2015, please contact us before Monday 16 February. Calendar entry FREE, one line; What’s On Box charity rate £15 for 20 words. DAY




7 days a week


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

07900 987230

Mon, Wed, Thu


Adult, Teenager Yoga Classes.

01296 623543, www.sarahyoga.co.uk

Mon, Thu, Sat


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

nicolepistak.zumba.com, 07876443392

Mon-Thu, Sat


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




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


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




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



Play & Language— Appt Only, Wendover Children’s Centre



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



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

Nikki 07868 873911



French/Spanish/German/Italian lang group at The Black Horse, Frogmore St, Tring

Simon 07738 512664

Tue & Wed


Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell

01296 624089


01296 621143

Tue, Wed, Thu


Cat Booker Fitness classes – Pilates and Boot Camp




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




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

01494 475367


10.15 & 11.15

Bounce & Rhyme (term time only), Library Room

0845 2303232



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

01296 621143



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




Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell



IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall




Wheelers & Dealers, Square Dance Club, Wendover Memorial Hall

07731 776654



Halton Singers, Halton Village Hall


Wed, SUN, last Fri 09.30 or stated

Cycle Rides with Bucks CTC from Clock Tower, Elles Hall or World's End Gdn Ctre




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

01296 621143



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




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

Justine 07773 047684


19.00 & 19.30

Adult Swimming Classes, Wendover Pool

Sharon 07990 521679

Thu & SAT


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



Wendover Weekly Market, Manor Waste



Fun Dog Training, Ellesborough Parish Hall



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

01296 621143



(bi-weekly) Healing Meditation Group



19.00 & 20.00

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

01442 865734



Taekwondo for ages 5 and up, Wendover CofE Junior School





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

01296 709593


09.30 & 11.15

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




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



Zumba Gold, St Anne’s Hall



Healing Meditation Group, £10




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

01296 621143


14.20 & 15.15

Sounds Tastic - early for under 0-4 (mixed age), later for babies only, Wen Mem Hall




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

Paul Hammett 01296 621162



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

@stmarys 01296 623123


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Aylesbury Rugby Club Senior Fixtures, Brook End, Weston Turville




Rookie Lifeguard Classes for 8-12 year olds, Green Park Pool

Liz 01296 622895



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

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What’s On in February 2015 To Advertise your event for March 2015, please contact us before Monday 16 February. Calendar entry FREE, one line; What’s On Box charity rate £15 for 20 words. DAY/DATE

Sun 01 Tue 03 Tue 03




09:30 Group Cycle Ride, Clock Tower, see p 2 morning Mindfulness Meditation Course, part of a multi-week programme 09:30-12:00 Wendover Sewing Bee, St Anne's Hall

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Tue 03

14:00 "Learn My Way" computer & internet training, Wendover Library, see p 2

0845 2303232

Tue 03

20:00 Kimble & Ellesborough Horticultural Society Meeting, Stewart Hall, Little Kimble, see p 2


10:30 Family History Sessions with Cathy Soughton, Wendover Library, see ad p 3

0845 2303232

Thu 05 Thu 05 Thu 05

19:00-20:00 Wendover Library Reading Group, Library Room 19:30 until Sun 08, times vary, Halton Amateur Theatre Soc Panto, RAF Halton Theatre, see p 2

Fri 06

17:15-18:15 Harry Potter Night, Wendover Community Library, see p 3

Sat 07

all day The Forties Family Festival is back at Bletchley Park

07979 855047 01296 586582 0845 2303232 www.bletchleypark.org.uk/calendar/?days=-1

Sat 07

14:00 The Great Aston Bake Off, The Hub Aston Clinton HP22 5HL, see p 3

Tue 10

19:45 Wendover Evening WI, St Anne's Hall, see p 3

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Tue 10

20:00 Chiltern Humanists meeting, speaker Cari Mitchell, Wendover Library Room, see p 4


19:00 Grandparents Association Support Group, Holiday Inn, Weston Turville

07949 640156

Wed 11 Wed 11 Thu 12 Thu 12


19:30 Quiz Night at the King & Queen, South St, see p 4


10:30 Tea & Talk - impromptu coffee morning, Library Room, see p 4

0845 2303232

11:00 & 14:00 Bird Feeders for under-5s, Natural History Museum, Tring, see p 4


Fri 13

14:00-15:00 Fun Fridays, craft sessions for pre-schoolers, booking required, Wendover Library

0845 2303232

Fri 13

17:30-18:00 Bedtime Storytime, Wendover Community Library, see p 4

0845 2303232

Sat 14

09:30-16:00 free entry to Bletchley Park for anyone with an MK postcode


Sat 14

10:00 until Sun 22 "How-To" February half term at The Story Museum, Oxford OX1 1BP

Sat 14

10:00-16:00 and Sun 15 11:00-16:00, Bucks Art Society Exhibition, Wendover Library Room

Sat 14

10:30-12:00 Daddy Cool, play sessions for children with male carers, Wendover Children's Centre

Sun 15

10:00-14:00 Princes Risborough Farmers Market, High St, Princes Risborough

Mon 16 Mon 16 Mon 16 Tue 17 Tue 17

daily until Sat 21, Teddy Bear Trail, High St & Back St, see p 4 times vary and Tue 16, Funky Photo Frames, 30-minute workshops, Nat Hist Museum, Tring, see p 4

01865 790050 01296 621143 www.wendoverrotary.org.uk uk.naturalhistory.mu​seum/tring/index.html

18:30 Brook House Public Meeting, St Anne’s Hall, see p 4 10:30-12:00 Coffee & Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday, Wendover Christian Centre, see p 4 14:30 Knit & Natter, social knitting group, Library Room, see p 4

0845 2303232

Wed 18

10:30 & 14:00 Den Building in Tring Park, 45-minute activity, Natural History Museum, Tring, see p 5


Wed 18

14:30 & 19:30 and Thu 19, Do We Do The Right Thing? The Old Fire Station, Oxford

01865 305305

Wed 18 Thu 19 Thu 19 Thu 19

18:30 Multi-week Yoga, Mindfulness and Stress Relief Course begins, Wen Youth Ctre, see ad p 4 s.wright@mindfullystressfree.co.uk 09:00-14:00 Legacy Antiques & Collectors Fair, Memorial Hall, see ad p 4 times vary Build a Bird Box, one-hour workshops, £8, Natural History Museum, Tring, see p 5 20:00 Aylesbury Centre for the National Trust, Broughton Jr School, see p 5

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Fri 20

19:30 On Screen @ Wendover Library, “Boyhood” (cert 15), Wendover Library Room, see ad p 3 0845 2303232

Fri 20

19:30 Aston Wine Club, Buckland Village Hall

Sat 21


09:00-13:00 Wendover Local Produce Market, Manor Waste

Sat 21

10:30 Wendover Christian Centre Book Club, see p 5

Sat 21

11:00 Bucks at War WW1 Event, Bucks County Museum, Aylesbury, see p 5

01296 331441

Sat 21

14:00 Family History Talk, Prebendal Farm Community Centre HP19 7QW, see p 5


Sat 21 Tue 24 Tue 24 Tue 24 Thu 26

14:30-16:30 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers’ Guild, S Mandeville Methodist Church HP22 5UJ, see p 5 12:15-13:15 Lenten Lunches, Wendover Christian Centre, see p 5 times vary Tablet & iPad Courses (multi-week) begin, Tring Community Centre HP23 5EP

01442 251930

19:30 Wendover Twinning Association Meeting - Quiz Night, Library Room, see p 5

Fri 27

19:30 The Wendover Society AGM, Memorial Hall, see p 5

Fri 27

20:00 Weston Turville Historical Society, Weston Turville Village Hall, see p 6

Sat 28 Sat 28


all day Pathfinder Course with the Chiltern Society, White Hill Centre, Chesham HP5 1AG, see p 5 office@chilternsociety.org.uk

Lionel Abel-Smith Trust applications due, see pages 1 & 6

www.wthsoc.org.uk www.wendovertrust.org

19:00 A Clinton, Buckland & D Beauchamp Horticultural Society Meeting, Anthony Hall, see p 6


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Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

View from the Chair

Reviewing the achievements of 2014, one of the key aspects that should be mentioned is teamwork. Councillors, together with WPC staff, have become more cohesive and more trusting of each other. This has been a gradual process since the Parish elections nearly four years ago. I have been very lucky, as Chair of the PC, to have been able to work with an excellent team. Different skills, experience and ability have all combined to produce the achievements outlined, but whether it’s the installation of the MVAS system, planting an orchard, or just responding to specific issues, it’s the result of teamwork.

Next Parish Council Meeting Monday 2 February, 7.30pm Library Room With elections coming up, and some inevitable changes, I hope the transition from the class of 2011 to the class of 2015 will be seamless and that we can encourage others to stand in the PC elections in May. The buzzword for Public Services at the moment is engagement, reflecting what people voted for in actions and plans for the future. WPC wants to engage with its parishioners so take the opportunity in the next month or two to engage. Next, stop HS2! Robert Duggan Chairman

Local Produce Market Manor Waste 9am to 1pm Saturday 21 February

Achievements in 2014

• Successful internal and external audit. • Clock Tower restoration and improvements, including auto-winding for the Tower Clock. • Establishing a Community Orchard at Rope Walk Meadow. • Protecting Walnut Tree Meadow by Registration as Community “Right to Bid” Land. • Establishing defibrillators in the Village, organising first aid defib training and acquiring the old red telephone box at the bottom of the High Street to house one. • Keeping Halton and Wendover together by successfully challenging the Electoral Boundary Review recommendation to join Wendover with Stoke Mandeville. • The preparation and lodging of Wendover’s Petition against HS2 with Parliament. • Granting the first ever title of freewoman (or man) of the Village to Dolly Saville on her 100th birthday. • Successful relocation of the Community Information Office to the Community Library. • Repairing the Heron Path drain! • Footpath improvements to Hampden Meadow and the start of conservation work to Hampden Pond. • New timber sports equipment in Ashbrook. • Consultation on the Manor Waste improvements, which had an excellent response. • Another great Annual Quiz.

• Re-established the organisation of Christmas celebrations, including the small Christmas Trees, undertaken by the chamber of Trade for the last few years. • Grants awarded to a number of community groups and organisations. • Installation of MVAS (Mobile Vehicle Activated Signs), to help with speeding. • Supported the Swimming Pool and the RAF new Play Areas, by obtaining access to s106 funding. • Appointed new contractors to update the street lighting to LED which is more cost effective and efficient. • Support for Wendover Celebrates. From our Staffing Committee Chairman: A big “Thank you” to our staff, who had a very productive 2014! • Ian Gosling retired this year; we will miss his knowledge and expertise. Andy and Tony our Groundsmen have done sterling work for many years tidying up the Manor Waste after Market Day, and looking after our recreation grounds, pathways, hedges, etc. Sarah Mitchell has recently been appointed as Assistant Clerk; we welcome her to the team. We would also like to thank Anita Daly, who has helped us with our many ongoing projects over the year. • Lastly, Charlotte, our Clerk, who keeps everything ticking over smoothly, has worked hard this year on the PC’s HS2 Petition, oversaw the work on the Clock Tower, and helped to keep the electoral boundaries as they are, maintaining our ties with Halton.

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


Wendover News February 2015


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