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Coombe Hill Run 7 June 2015 Well done Wendover!

After receiving over 1000 signatures to the online and paper petitions, many residents writing direct to Lloyds Bank and meetings between Wendover Chamber of Trade and Commerce, the Wendover Society, Wendover Parish Council and representatives from the bank, we have had confirmation that they have revised their proposal and will now also open on Mondays. Obviously, three days is not as useful as having a bank open five days a week, but it is still a very clear example of what can be achieved when the business and residential communities of Wendover pull together.At the time of going to press, we believe that we are the ONLY community that has been successful in affecting a change to reduced Lloyds Bank opening hours.

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Erratum: The photo of Chris Peeler in the May election pages was actually a photo of Tom Hodge, which was repeated in error. The correct photo appears in the online version. Wendover News regrets the error.

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Congratulations to David Lidington who was re-elected as our Member of Parliament.

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Congratulations to the District Councillors who now represent us on Aylesbury Vale District Council: Aston Clinton & Stoke Mandeville (includes Weston Turville) Bill Chapple* Mike Collins Carole Paternoster* Wendover & Halton Steve Bowles* Andrew Southam Peter Strachan* *re-elected

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Details of Parish Councils are on pp 13-16. The new opening hours from Monday 1 June are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 09:30-14:30. See letters from candidates on page 35. Martyn Dolbear, Erratum: Road Farm Ramblings should be Chair of WCTC Road Farm Countryways CIC on p 25 in May.

RAF Flypast

Tuesday 2 & 23 June at 1.30pm

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

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April’s object was a Truffle Slicer

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CONTENTS 01

MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR

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EVENTS

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HS2

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LOCAL NEWS

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WENDOVER REMEMBERS

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LOCAL COUNCILS

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A VISITOR TO WENDOVER

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BUCKS OPEN STUDIOS

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LINDENGATE

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BUY TO LET ADVICE

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CLUB CORNER

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BUSINESS FORUM

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

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SCHOOLS

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WENDOVER FOOTBALL CLUB

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YOU WRITE

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TRIBUTE - RAY SMITH

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LOCAL FACE - ESME DAVISON-HOULT

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WHAT’S ON SUMMARIES

Events Cooking, Sewing & Knitting Groups June). Work is for sale. Free entry. Tel 01296

From classes to casual meetings, if you like to 331441 www.buckscountymuseum.org make or decorate cakes, sew or knit, there is sure to be a group for you. See pages 38 & 39. Charity Football Match Sun 31 May, 12noon, John Colet School fields Cycle Rides and Local Walks Wendover Football Club, sponsored by Group cycle rides that begin in or near Sweeney’s Budgens, in a match that benefits Wendover have been organised by the Wendover Youth Centre. local Cycle Touring Club. Any bike will do as long as it’s roadworthy. Newcomers Sunny Sunflower Month always welcome, but please try an easy- Visit No2 on Mon 1 for a cuppa for charity paced ride first. Newcomer ride Sun 14 and wear a sunny hat or shorts on Fri 5 to 9.30am from Wendover Clocktower. Visit help fundraise for Florence Nightingale southbuckscycling.or​g.uk/rides for more. Hospice. fundraising@fnhospic​e.org.uk.

The Ramblers have a programme of organised KEHS Meeting walks in the Wendover area. Have a look at Tue 2, 8pm, Stewart Hall HP17 0XN 40 MATTERS ARISING the listings on page 38 for more details. This month’s topic is Paradise on Earth: The Wendover News is produced by: Beautiful Flowers of Kashmir, with speaker Jane Larkham - Editor St Mary’s Teas Jackie Brown - Assistant Editor Sundays 2.30-5pm until 27 September, Chris Chadwell . Wynne Byford - Graphics St Mary’s Church in Wendover is offering Carole Low - Accounts Netball Family Fun Day Please recycle your Wendover News afternoon tea. Drop in and enjoy a cuppa! Sat 6, 11am, John Colet School Netball Courts Printed in the UK by The Magazine Printing Company Beginners & mixed teams welcome. using only paper from FSC/PEFC suppliers ‘Bosom Buddies’ www.magprint.co.uk An informal support group for anyone BBQ, face painting and more for who has been affected by breast cancer. spectators. Entry deadline 31 May, email wendoverladiesnetball@hotmail.com for an ~~~ On the Wendover Trail ~~~ Meeting from 7-9pm on the second entry form. Monday of each month at the Orchard Textile artist Barbara Shaw Children’s Centre, Dundale Primary School SWIFT Fun Day and painter Graham Jefford Silk Mill Way, Tring HP23 5DJ. For further Sat 6, 11am-4pm, St Mary the Virgin HP22 5SH offer you a warm welcome at details please call Tracey Norris 07910 Games, food, entertainment. Eat, play, stay Open Studios 258259 or Sue Gore 07715 107800. E-mail: all day! Enquiries 424982. B o s o m B u d d i e s Tr i n g @ h o t m a i l . co . u k . Exhibiting and working at 3 Linden Lea, Wendover, HP22 6LE Website: www.bosombuddiestring.com Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers Guild  01296 624708 Sat 6, 2.30pm, SM Meth Church Bucks Open Studio Fanfare Exhibition “Generations; A Stitching Family’s History” From Saturday 6th 23 May – 4 July, Bucks County Museum with Cluny Chapman. through Thursday 18th June A glorious mix of paintings, ceramics, (Closed Mondays) sculpture, jewellery and more under one Bucks Open Studios 11am to 5pm roof at the County Museum showcasing 6-21 June, various times & locations work by over 130 artists and makers taking See pages 19-22 and adverts pages 2-4 for Find us in the BOS directory– entry nos. 169 & 170 part in this year’s Bucks Open Studios (6 – 21 more details, including artists’ listings.

SHIRLEY THOMSON (166) GODFREY THORPE (167) JEREMY WHITE (168)

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6th -21st JUNE

at 11 & 12 Walnut Drive, Wendover HP22 6RT Weekdays 12am-5pm

Weekends 11am – 5pm

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Events Coombe Hill Run

Sun 7, Shoulder of Mutton, 10:40 & 11am The gathering point for competitors is the Shoulder of Mutton. Spectators very welcome. The family run starts at 10:40am, the main run starts at 11am. For details go to coombehillrun.org.uk. The National Trust is happy to support by providing this year’s water station. Coombe Hill Run is donating 50p for every runner to the National Trust that will be spent at the property on vital conservation and access work, more details at nationaltrust.org.uk/ chilterns-countryside.

Wendover Arm Trust Open Day Sun 7, 12.30-4pm, St Mary’s Church, Drayton Beauchamp HP22 5LT Take a free guided tour of the restoration site and see volunteers at work. Tea and cakes for sale. 12.30 p.m to 4 p.m. No admission charge but donations welcome. For further information visit www. wendoverarmtrust.co.uk.

Chiltern Humanists

Tue 9, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room Graham Smith, the Chief Executive of the campaigning group, Republic, is the guest for June. Republic is a pressure group campaigning for the abolition of the monarchy and its replacement with a directly elected head of state. www.chilternhumanists.org.uk

Wendover Evening WI

Tue 9, 7.45pm, St Anne’s Hall The speaker will be Graham Horn who is a “Blue Badge Guide” He will be talking about “Anniversaries of 2015”. www.wendoverwi. weebly.com

A Clinton, Buckland & D Beauchamp Horticultural Society Wed 10, 8pm, Anthony Hall, Aston Clinton Talk with slides: “Dig for Victory” by Russell Bowes.

June Loyalty Card Offers

See also www.wendoverloyaltycard.com, Wendover Hardware on the Manor Waste and community notice boards in Budgens & Costa, Peach Lane and Harpenden Building Society

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: Spend over £10 and receive a FREE gift! Cambridge Weight Plan: 10% off initial appointment. 01296 623560 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) FORM: FREE 15 minute Consultations about Personal Training & Nutritional Therapy with Cat Booker at Form Studio, 2 Robert Mews. cat@formptb.com Hemingford Pest Control: £10 off ANY accepted quote 07736 327808 James Lyons Catering: Dine at home with rosette standard food. Looking to entertain a client then please call James - 07896059275 Liveluxe: FREE gift with purchases over £20. 07786 990 537 Maria Bray Nutritional Therapist: 10% off for initial appointment, 581561 No2: 10% OFF our delicious Deli Tasting Platters at No2 Pound Street (not in conjunction with any other offers) Pat Riley Page: 5% off lasting Powers of Attorney document started in June. 07703 462198 Perry House Dental Surgery: 20% off bleaching,conditions apply. Simon Carter: 10% off all accessories Spice Garden: £5 off on orders over £25 The Loft Studio & Gallery: FREE artist’s card with Limited Edition print purchase. Village Environment Services: 20% discount on accepted estimate for CCTV drain survey or drain clearance, 07850 635844. Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre: 10% off pet consultations and vaccinations during the month of June (T& Cs apply) 01296 623439 Wendover Wood: 10% discount 01296 623869

Tea on the Lawn

Sat 13, 2-5pm, St Michael & All Angels, Aston Clinton HP22 5HJ Classic English afternoon tea on the lawn with cake, scones, clotted cream and dainty sandwiches. £7.50 per person, pre-booking available. If you would like to pre-book a table for afternoon tea, or a gluten/dairy free option, please contact Pat Rozental by email (pat_rozental@hotmail.com) or call 01296 630124.

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Recruiting Now! We are currently seeking full-time and part-time support workers to enable young adults with autism to lead ordinary lives in the local community of Amersham. Our services are designed to support those with Autistic Spectrum Conditions and Learning Disabilities live safely and comfortably in their own homes by providing support in any aspect of daily living. We will provide you with excellent rates of pay, flexible hours to fit around your availability, a comprehensive induction and ongoing professional training that can lead to recognised qualifications. Furthermore, you’ll have the reassurance of our friendly, approachable and highly skilled management supporting you. For further information and an application pack please call 0845 051 4141 or e-mail jobs@socialcaresolutions.com

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We are looking for someone to help us run the new Tourist Information Centre in the library. Are you interested? Please let Carol Williams in the library know. 9th June 2:00 & 3:15 sessions Get Your Head Around Computers Booking Essential 11th June 10:30 - 11:30: Tea and Talk with Lindengate in the Library Garden 12th June – 10:30 -11:30 Language Conversation For more information visit the Library or www.buckscommunitylibraries.org/wendover/friends-of-wendover-library

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∙ BY HAND BOOKS ∙ Handmade Books and Creative Bindings www.byhandbooks.co.uk 07818 448032 Visit Stoke Mandeville studio for beautiful books + new/work in progress. Open daily 6 -21 June for BucksOpenStudios (no. 163), artist present throughout

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Wendover Music Concert Series 2015 at St Mary’s Church Saturday 13 June 19.30

Michael Collins (clarinet) Michael McHale (piano)

Saint-Saëns, Brahms and Poulenc

Saturday 11 July 19.30

Martin James Bartlett (piano) BBC Young Musician 2014 Tickets from St Mary’s Church Shop, Wendover, by phone from Aylesbury Tourist Board (01296 330559) or from www.wendovermusic.org.uk

Wendover Music Concert

Rennie Grove Groovy Shoes Day

Sat 13, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church, Wendover Fri 19 Saint-Saens, Brahms & Poulenc, part of the Rennie Grove are hoping to build on the ongoing 2015 concert series. See advert p 4. success of the first Groovy Shoes Day last year, raising even more money and Women in World War One awareness for the services provided for local Sun 14, 2.30-4.30pm, Wen Library Room patients and their families. To find out how A “dual celebration tea party” for the WI and your school or business could get involved, World War 1, see advert page 5. contact the Rennie Grove Community team or visit www.renniegrove.org.

Sunday ‘Stravaganza

Sun 14, 3pm, St Mary the Virgin HP22 5SH Birdman Organ music for a summer afternoon, tickets Fri 19, 7.30pm, Wendover Library Room £12. Enquiries 424982. See advert p 5. June’s Film Club presentation is Birdman, winner of the 2015 Best Picture Oscar. It Wendover Memorial Hall AGM stars Michael Keaton and Edward Norton. Tue 16, 8.15pm, Memorial Hall Tickets, priced £5.00, are available now in Wendover Memorial Hall Management the Library. Committee AGM. All welcome. Contact angelawmh@aol.co.uk for details.

Weston Turville Village Fete Aylesbury Ctre for the National Trust Sat 20, 12-5pm, WT Village Hall

Thu 18, 8pm, Broughton Jr School HP20 1NQ This year’s entertainment includes: Free Fun “Florence, no gilded cage for this Nightingale” Dog Show; BBQ; Teas; Craft Stands; Plant Sales; Pony Rides; Face Painting; Children’s with speaker Glenys Warlow.

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Events Games; Bouncy Castle; Raffle; Beer Tent; Thames Valley Police; Model T Ford; Games for Older Children; Cakes for Sale; Paint Ball Shooting Range. Plus lots more. Entry to the village fete is £1 and children under 14 years of age enter for free. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

from the duo Farandol featuring Zachary Taylor and Alan Hamilton. This concert accompanies the exhibition Lutes, Lyres and Ukeleles, a spectacular display of historical stringed instruments made by Zachary Taylor. The exhibition runs through 22 August. Concert tickets £7.50. Call 01296 331441 to book. Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP, Tel 01296 331441 www. The Domesday Survey Sat 20, 2pm, Prebendal Farm Community buckscountymuseum.org Centre HP19 7QT Buckinghamshire Family History Society WJFC Annual Tournament explores the impact of the Domesday Sat 20-Sun 21, RAF Halton Survey on the people of England. Free. Non- A weekend of football with age groups ranging members very welcome (a small donation from U6 to U16. Come support the teams! is appreciated). Free help available - our Names Database (over five million entries) Marsworth Steam & Classic Vehicle Rally and libraries are available for consultation at Sun 21, 11am-5pm, Startop Farm HP23 4LL most of our Aylesbury meetings. See how the A great day out for all the family. See historic Society could help you. www.bucksfhs.org.uk steam engines, agricultural, classic cars, motorcycles and trucks at this fun day out – The Power of Two Concert various stalls and refreshments, live music, beer Sat 20, 2–3pm, Bucks County Museum tent with local real ales, tea and home-made Enjoy a concert featuring a musical potpourri cakes, ice creams, children’s entertainment,

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Wendover commemorates WW1 Women in War

Afternoon Tea Party 14 June 2.30 - 4.30pm Wendover Library Room

Also celebrating the Centenerary of the Women’s Institute 1915-2015

Sunday ‘Stravaganza! “Organ music for a summer afternoon” with Caroline Hodgson (Chamberlin) An entertaining programme from 17th to 21st centuries on our 1890, Forster and Andrews, 2-manual, tracker-action organ at St Mary’s WT

on Sunday 14th June, 3pm. Tickets £12 from Roger, 424982 or at door, incl light refreshments. Proceeds to SWIFT community project

ASSISTANT MANAGER AT RUMSEY’S WENDOVER

We are an independent award-winning Chocolaterie/Café and have shops in Wendover in Buckinghamshire and Thame, Oxfordshire. We produce a delicious range of handmade chocolates and patisserie to a very high standard. In the very busy café we serve premium coffees and teas, our own special hot chocolate along with an additional range of hot and cold drinks, light lunches and delicious patisserie. Our opening hours are 8.00am to 6.00pm.

We are looking for an Assistant Manager – could this be you? Do you have the qualities to create a welcoming atmosphere where our customers receive great service? We currently have an opportunity to join our team as an Assistant Coffee Shop Manager. Someone who takes pride in giving the highest level of expert service and works quickly and professionally. We cater for many people, providing excellent food and great service. You will be responsible for assisting the Manager with the running of Rumsey’s Coffee Shop on a day to day basis. Responsible for helping with team training, support and supervision. The duties for this role will include, serving customers in a polite and friendly manner, offering hot and cold drink choices, basic food preparation, ensuring service and restaurant areas are kept clean, tidy and safe. As an organisation that’s proud of its great people and believes in the opportunity to be recognised and share success, we offer a competitive salary, free lunches, 20% discount and 28 days holiday a year (including Bank Holidays). In return we provide the opportunity to grow and develop, and actively support learning and career goals. Interested? Please email your details with a covering letter to: mary@rumseys.co.uk

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LEGACY FAIRS

Antiques & Collectors Market

Thursday 18 June 9am-2pm (Trade 8am)

Entrance by donation to Charity

Wendover Memorial Hall

Events

bouncy castle and fairground, fire brigade, Cream Teas fish and chips and much more. Free shuttle Sun 28, 3-5pm, St Mary the Virgin HP22 5SH bus, vintage of course! Tickets: Adults £4, Delicious home-made cakes & scones! See Coffee Morning children £2 (proceeds to local fundraising and advert p 6. charities). For more information visit: www. Monday 22 June Coming up July & onwards MarsworthSteamRally.co.uk. 10 am to 12 noon • 1 July - Tai Chi & Qigong classes with Wendover Library Room The Wendover Society Coffee Morning Yangsheng School, Wednesdays weekly at St Anne’s Hall, www.yangshengtaichi.com, Mon 22, 10am-12pm, Library Room Mr Francis Hanford , Francis Hanford, curator of the Trenchard see article p27 Museum at RAF Halton, will discuss its • 5 July - Bike Check, Manor Waste Curator of the Trenchard Museum • 5 July - Summer Serenade, St Mary’s treasures. See advert p 6. at RAF Halton Church, Wendover, see advert page 6 will explain its treasures • 11 July - CDRS dog show, St Leonard’s Hall Sketch Club begins Wed 24, 7.30-9.30pm, Library Room & Field All welcome £10 per session, organiser Julie Lue 07710 • 11 July - Youth Festival, John Colet playing fields, see article page 10 196334. See advert p 6. • 11 July - Wendover Music Concert, St Community Mary’s Church, Wendover, see advert p 4 Weston Turville Historical Society • 17 July - Lindengate with Mikron Theatre, Fri 26, 8pm, Weston Turville Village Hall AGM and “Summer Special”. Entrance free see advert front page for members, £3 for guests, and includes • 19 July - Little Acorns Teddy Bears Picnic, every week from drinks & nibbles, as well as the evening’s see article page 32 Wednesday 24th June programme. Members are reminded that • 25 July - Moonrakers Concert, Ellesborough annual subscriptions are due for 2015/16. Parish Hall 7.30 – 9pm For more details about the Society, visit • 27 July-21 August - Muir Trust artist £10 per session Lorraine Izon at Bucks County Museum www.wthsoc.org.uk. Wendover Library • October - Open Chess Tournament contact organised by citizens of Liffre, contact Hospice Lottery Superdraw vivasmith48@gmail.com for details. Julie Lue Sat 27, Tring Carnival Tickets for the Hospice Lottery Summer 07710 196334 Superdraw are now on sale. The lucky winner Mikron Theatre! - 17 July will be drawn on Saturday 27 June at the The nationally acclaimed touring theatre Tring Carnival. All money raised goes towards company, Mikron, will be performing “One Halton Village Open Gardens supporting our local hospices including of Each”, a tale of chippy-owning twins, one Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity and male and one female, who go head-to-head Sunday 28 June 2.00 - 5.00pm Iain Rennie Hospice at Home. There are for the title of Britain’s finest fryer. Teas at Canal Cottage some great prizes on offer including a top So bring along a picnic, chairs and rugs Start your walk at any of the signposted gardens prize of £5,000. Phone The Hospice Lottery and enjoy a summer evening’s outdoor Adults £3, children free Partnership on 01442 891459 or visit www. entertainment with all the family. Tea/coffee Proceeds to Arthritis Research UK hospicelottery.org.uk/superdraw to get your and soft drinks will be available. Doors open tickets and find out more. at 6pm with the performance starting at A SUMMER SERENADE 7pm. Ample parking at Wyevale Garden Halton Village Open Gardens Centre, adjacent to Lindengate site. Tickets Sunday July 5 £12 (£10 concs, Family tickets available on at St Marys Church, Wendover at 5.15pm Sun 28, 2-5pm ‘An entertainment in celebration of Summer.’ Teas at Canal Cottage. Start your walk at any request). Please call 0208 144 4291 or email of the signposted gardens and visit them info@lindengate.org.uk. All proceeds for by the team who recently performed ‘The Seasons of England’ at your leisure. Adults £3, children free. the evening will go towards Lindengate. See • Jacqueline Barron- Soprano Proceeds to Arthritis Research UK. advert front page.

Sketch Club

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Barbara Courtney-King – Mezzo soprano Michael Cantwell – Narrator and Tenor Simon Grant – Baritone Susie Gosling – Piano/flute Bill McGillivray – Guitar and tenor

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HS2 Last month I warned you that we were expecting the HS2 select committee to visit Wendover on 21 May. With changes to the composition of the Select Committee it appears the visit has now been postponed until July at the earliest. What this has meant is that the plans and preparations we needed to make for their visit were quite well advanced so when they do come we should be able to give a good and positive account of ourselves. Watch this space for further updates. The select committee published their initial report on the process and findings at the end of March before the General Election and it makes interesting reading. The key points I picked up are: • They encourage HS2 Ltd to be more timely with their responses to petitioners. They had apparently heard many complaints about late petition response documents, late offers and late meetings even in the corridor just outside the select committee door before petitions were due to be heard.

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• They were critical of how HS2 Ltd had engaged with the farming community impacted by HS2 by taking more land than necessary and not understanding the consequences of their actions. They were supporting the appointment of an Agricultural Liaison Officer to engage early and provide some certainty in planning • In terms of viaduct design they said that ahead. they expected the design and materials would be the subject of local consultations, and that • Their advice for individual petitioners was the designs would be sensitive to the local - don’t repeat things already covered situation and the wishes of communities . . . - keep the length to 30 minutes • In terms of noise they appear to be fed up - explain local context succinctly, what HS2 with petitioners talking about World Health Ltd are planning to do and most importantly Organisation guidelines. They believe it is what you want them to do (excluding better if petitioners used comparisons with cancelling the whole project). At the select HS1, or actual measurements or estimates. . . committee hearing I went to see, the Colne I believe it is important that petitioners relate valley petitioners also wanted a tunnel. The the noise levels quoted to their own particular Select Committee did ask ‘If you cannot circumstances. So for example if you like to sit have a tunnel what other mitigation do you in the garden and listen to the birds then you want?’. You need to be ready to answer that need to tell the Select committee how the one if it is asked. noise from HS2 will affect you. Brian Thompson • On tunnelling they said quoting the cost of a proposed tunnel as a ‘very small’ percentage of the total project cost was not very effective or compelling. Each tunnel proposal should be judged on its costs and relative benefits as a way of persuading the select committee it was a good idea.

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Beale Park Boat & Outdoor Show

Carers Week 8-12 June

Wooden boatbuilding will be at the core of Carers Week is a UK wide annual campaign this year’s Beale Park Boat & Outdoor Show to raise awareness of caring to highlight Tel: 0751 9834251 from Friday to Sunday, 5-7 June. the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and The event, which is open each day from communities throughout the UK. This year Homemade Cakes, Fine Teas, 10am-6pm (and until 5pm on Sunday) is the focus of Carers Week is around building Light Breakfasts, Lunches being managed by See it for Real Productions ‘Carer Friendly Communities’ - communities Open air seating who are offering a special entry ticket price which support carers to look after their away from the to all Wendover News readers: Enjoy a 25% loved ones well, while recognising that they High Street bustle discount on tickets for entry to The Beale Park are individuals with needs of their own. Find us behind Boat & Outdoor Show, The Beale Park Wildlife Wendover Antique Centre Park & Gardens and the Classic Car & Bike Individuals and organisations around the Opening Hours Paddock including the Napier-Railton display. UK will come together to organise activities Tuesday to Sunday, Bank Holiday Mondays and events throughout the country, drawing Please say “Wendover News land ahoy!” attention to just how important caring is. 10.00am - 5.00pm at the entrance to receive your special 25% discount for entry to all the attractions Carers Bucks is organising a number of Healing Meditation Group as above, for one day. Tickets can also be events throughout the County including an Bringing in transforming Archangelic energies and pre-paid by visiting the website at www. Open House for carers on Friday 12 June at 8 Week Mindfulness Meditation Course 2015 bealeparkboatandoutdoorshow.co.uk and its offices in Aylesbury, when carers will be Mornings in Wendover entering the word wendover in the voucher able to receive a pampering treatment and FFI holisticlouise@tiscali.co.uk code box (Click on the BOOK TICKETS click health check. An afternoon tea for carers www.beingmystical.co.uk here now orange box, top right at the is also taking place at Missenden Abbey in 01296 696285 mob 07742 185 819 Great Missenden on Tuesday 9 June. website home page).

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Local News Carers Bucks runs a regular support group in Wendover every second Thursday of the month from 1pm - 3pm at Wendover Library, High Street, Wendover, HP22 6DU – all carers are welcome to attend. For full details on activities and events taking place during Carers Week please contact 0300 777 2722 or visit www.carersbucks.org or www.carersweek.org.

Wendover Community Orchard

It’s been almost three months since the Wendover Community Orchard was planted so I’ve returned for a spring visit to see how it’s getting on; and thankfully all seems to be settling in rather nicely. The once bare grass is now blossoming with a flood of vibrant yellow cowslips that were seeded four years ago when preparations for the wild flower meadow first began, choosing this year to come out in full bloom and bring a splash of sunshine yellow to the orchard. Along with beautifully ornate purple selfheal, wild garlic and proud white oxeye daisies, the wildflower meadow is set to be a sensational mix of nature’s finest come the summer. The wildflower meadow will be cut twice annually at the start and end of the summer to allow the flowers to flourish and reestablish, changing the colour of the meadow, height and coverage as the months roll by.

which are now growing all have a local connection and are in remembrance of the brave war heros of our village. Take for example the Aylesbury Plum that fruits just six weeks of the year, to growers this heritage tree is not commercially viable for its small yield, and without the orchard it could easily be lost and forgotten. Now families, schools and walkers alike can hand pick and sample a whole new range of forgotten and rare fruits at their most fresh and finest. It’s expected to take around two years until the orchard is fully fruiting, although it’s ultimately down to Mother Nature to set her clock as the weather, success of pollination and amount of ground frost play a big part. Nevertheless the Wendover Community Orchard is already an area of tranquility and natural beauty that will only become more breathtaking with time. Tracy Kiss, www.tracykiss.com

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Since last year’s AGM, the Trust awarded a total of £8,554.64 in grants to individuals and organisations in Wendover and also made an interest-free loan of £5,000 repayable over 5 years. At their meeting the Trustees considered a further 33 applications resulting in a total of £51,620 being paid in grants with a further £21,200 promised over the next 2 years. In addition, the Trustees agreed that they would wish to support future planned improvements at the Wendover Swimming Pool. Next year’s meeting will be on 13 April and the closing date for applications to be considered then will be the end of February 2016.

Talesmith The trees are also taking well to their new surroundings, with each one surviving the chilly winter months and now showing signs of growth. The emerging spring blossoms are trimmed from the trees to prevent them from fruiting this year, as it’s important that they develop a strong root system instead, and they’ll be kept under a watchful eye and maintained throughout the year to give them the best start possible. Each tree is protected by a special casing which will stay intact for the next 18months-2years before being replaced by a wire trunk cover to prevent wandering wild deer and rabbits from nibbling away at the bark.

Local resident Martin Williams is starting up a natural history media production company. He recently entered some of his work in the “Pitch to Rich”(ard Branson) Campaign run by Virgin Media. For a look at some of Martin’s work, please visit www.virginmediabusiness. co.uk/pitch-to-rich/start-up/talesmith-ltd or talesmith.tv.

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Over the last few months around 20 young people have been meeting and generating ideas to make this concept a reality. They will be holding a Youth Festival to put some of their ideas into practice. The youth festival will be free entry and packed full of incredible activities for everyone to try.

This is just the beginning; they will be working with business leaders to hone ideas and skills and to continue to make their entrepreneurial ideas a reality. They also aim to work with Youth Festival Community Impact Bucks to explore the 11 July 12-3pm, John Colet School fields initiative of crowdfunding. To find out more Wendover Youth Centre launched their contact Becky - becky@wyc.uk.com. Apprentice- style initiative in September 2014. Budgens and the Youth Forum sponsored Dan Wizard’s BH Challenge the initiative by donating £2000 each to the By the time you read this, Wendover resident project. The Project brings together groups Dan Wizard will have run 100km from London of young people who are challenged with to Brighton on Saturday 23 May to raise taking a sum of money and coming up with an money for local charity Lindengate and the idea that doubles that money, They have the national charity Epilepsy Research UK. You chance to raise funds for their youth centre can sponsor Dan’s Ultra Challenge by visiting and win a trip for themselves. uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DannyWizard.

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The Mark Webber Youth Challenge - team building, orienteering, footgolf and other contests at Green Park, was on Thursday 7 May. This competitive event for students organised by Inspire Young People, the charity which helps young people get into work, featured 8 student teams from local colleges. Mark Webber, celebrated Formula 1 driver, is a patron of Inspire and both attended and participated in the event.

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Wendover Remembers All material copyright 2015 Wendover Remembers

JUNE 1915

The Gallipoli Campaign dragged on. The Third Battle of Krithia began on 4 June and was a costly failure with the loss of 6,000 British and French troops. The Italian Front saw the opening of the first of the eleven battles of the Isonzo River against the Austrian army in the Trentino and Gorizia area. Zeppelin raids on the east coast of England killed 24 and injured 30. Fighting continued in Mesopotamia (present day Iraq) against the Turks who retreated along the Tigris towards Amarah, Kut and Baghdad.

stationed with his Regiment in India. He had been fighting for some months in the Persian Gulf against forces of the Turks when he was struck down. We honour this brave soldier who died fighting for his country, and our sincerest sympathy goes to his father and mother at Scrubwood.”

The account of Harry’s funeral had all the elements of a tragic farce. On the way to the cemetery one man went down with heat stroke and had to be carried back to hospital. As the burial proceeded another man collapsed into the grave on top of the It was in Amarah that Private Harry Wells body. On the way back to the camp a third of the Ox and Bucks Light Infantry died of man collapsed and had to be carried back sun fever. Harry was born in Dunsmore on the burial stretcher. On 25 June Captain Geoffrey Samuel Smith, the third son of the Rev Albert Smith, once Lord of the Manor and Vicar of Wendover, underwent an operation in Wandsworth Hospital. Captain Smith, who was serving with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in Gallipoli, had been wounded in the left arm on 3 May. Having spent five weeks in hospital in Cairo, he returned to England. The wound must have been serious and it was reported that: “He is doing as well as can be expected, but it will be many months before he can use the arm at all.”

in 1890 the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Wells. The Wells family were the licensees of the Black Horse in Dunsmore for over 70 years until 1932. Harry was a Regular soldier and the Wendover Magazine reported: “He had been several years in the Army and at the outbreak of war was

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The 5 June edition of the Bucks Herald printed a copy of a letter from Sgt Clement George Pickop serving with the Bucks Hussars in Egypt. The letter mentions Sgt Alex McLean (Royal Marines), of Firtree Cottage, Perry Street, who had recently been wounded. Before the war Clement Pickop was very active in Wendover. He had been Assistant Parish Clerk, a champion bowls player and a good rifle

shot. After the war he raised funds for war charities. He was much missed by his many friends in the Bucks Hussars, the British Legion and the Bowls Club when, after a period of unemployment in 1925, he committed suicide. The Wendover Magazine noted that on 18 June a Mr White of Chiltern Road joined the Veterinary Corps and “with the enthusiasm so characteristic of him” motored from Wendover to Woolwich to take up his new duties. Mr White was already a Special Constable and a member of the Bucks Defence Corps. The coal merchant at Wendover Station, Frederick Harry Caudrey, was fined for selling underweight coal. “Upon inspection it was found that the Station weighbridge was 84 lbs out of balance and proceedings were taken against the Metropolitan and Great Central Railway Company. The Company pleaded that various causes, such as rain and mud, would put the mechanism of the machine out of balance and therefore it was fitted with an adjustment screw. Because of staff illness and increased workload this duty had been overlooked. The Company was fined £2.” Mike Senior & Val Moir

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New Halton Parish Council Halton Parish is a small rural strip parish running from fields in the Aylesbury Vale up into the woods at Wendover Woods (which are in Halton). The village itself is centred around the Wendover Arm Canal and is strongly linked to the history of Halton House and the Rothschilds. The major employer in the parish is RAF Halton, a centre for RAF training, which has a very strong relationship with the Parish Council.

chairman Michael Blundell, who stepped down at these latest elections, deserves our thanks and praise for steering the Parish Council over the last few years. The current Parish Councillors intend to carry on the good legacy that he has left behind. One of the key facilities the Parish Council offers is the village hall which is well maintained and very popular with people needing to hire a hall. A number of groups are regular users. In addition to this the parish council looks after some of the local street lighting and dog foul bins. Perhaps more importantly for parishioners the Parish Council acts as the conscience for BCC and AVDC to try to ensure they perform their undertakings such as filling in pot holes.

Given the rural aspect of the parish the population is small and the actual facilities are limited. As a general rule most parishioners look to Wendover to provide those facilities and services that are not in the parish. However although the parish of Halton is small, the community is well integrated and has a village feel to it. This is reflected in the village having won ‘Best Kept Village in The challenges facing Halton Parish reflect the rural nature of the parish. Communication Buckinghamshire for 2 years in a row. links is a major issue, the parish council has Being a small parish council the councillors in the past tried to get a new bus service have worked hard to address all the issues as through Halton and improved computer they arise in an efficient manner. The recent access for villagers. Speeding and the use of

some roads as rat runs continues to be an ongoing problem. Looking forward there are three issues that the Parish Council will have to look at: 1. the potential HS2 project and its impact on the parish particularly the Wendover Arm canal and traffic congestion during the construction phase. Halton Parish Council have already agreed to jointly petition with Wendover Parish Council so we all have a “louder” voice. 2. the decline in services being offered by both AVDC and BCC and their potential delegation to local Parish Councils will be a continual issue, risk or even opportunity? 3. the relaxation in the Planning laws may result in the Parish Council having to decide how it protects and nurtures its environment. With property developers purchasing agricultural land, it is a serious concern. Brian Thompson On behalf of all Halton Parish Councillors

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New Wendover Parish Council Jennifer Ann BALLANTINE I am delighted to be helping to look after Wendover’s affairs for another four years. I have been on the Council for over 40 years. I am sorry that there has been no election, which suggests that there are very few people who wish to help with the Council business. We have three vacancies to fill and I would appeal to you all to come forward to join us. Here’s to another four years of exciting projects for the Parish Council to tackle. Marion Patricia CLAYTON I’m delighted to have the opportunity to serve on the Parish Council for a further four years, not least to see the completion of some of the projects already started. I believe our priorities for the coming Council term should be to: •complete the work on refurbishing the Manor Waste •resolve the car parking problem •with other organisations, continue the work to resist HS2 (Plan A) and campaign for the Chilterns Long Tunnel proposal (Plan B) •remember that it is your money that we are spending and listen to your ideas for the future of Wendover. Bob DUGGAN I now start my second period of four years as a Parish Councillor having worked very hard over the last four years as Chair of the Council and as a councillor representing Wendover. • As before, my prime aim is to ensure that Wendover residents get the best mitigation against HS2. • My next priority is to ensure that all parts of the Wendover Parish are fairly represented on the Council. • Providing support to the Parish Clerk and her staff is paramount. • Ensuring that minutes and documents are clearer and easier to understand to the uninitiated. And to enjoy the experience! Roz GREEN This will be my second term as a Parish Councillor. I have to be honest and say I was not entirely sure whether I wanted to stay for another 4 years, my final decision came when I realised how much I should like to see all the projects the Council has started come to fruition and so, another 4 years! This term will see the refurbishment of the Manor Waste and much needed work at Hampden Pond. Also the vexed and long running difficulty of parking in the centre of Wendover should finally be resolved and, of course, continuing the fight against HS2. Nicky GREGORY The last 4 years has seen constructive change within the PC which now runs as a cohesive and happy group determined, openly, to do their best for Wendover. Much has been achieved, but there is still more to do. Parking remains the main issue for most people, an old issue I had hoped would be resolved by now. One of my reasons for joining the PC in 2011 was the lack of information being circulated from the Clock Tower to the Community. One issue I hope you feel we have solved. The last term of the PC has been enjoyable and constructive – I hope the same for the next 4 years.

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New Wendover Parish Council David HAYWOOD The limited resources and powers at the disposal of the Parish Council are more than made up for by the dedication and persistence of its Councillors who strive to ensure that Wendover continues to be a great place to live. My co-option in 2014 gave me the opportunity to appreciate the real ambition and focussed approach of Parish Councillors who work on behalf of the people of Wendover. I am proud to continue on the newly formed Council in order to assist the local community, through supporting fellow Councillors and residents in managing the common issues that confront us. Susan Jane HETHERINGTON I’m Sue Hetherington, age 63, retired, married to Andrew, living in Wharf Road. Prompted by the AVDC magazine, I took a deep breath and stood as a district councillor candidate for our ward. I also decided to be a candidate for our parish council. My AVDC candidacy notes (still applicable to me as a parish councillor) will be found in last month’s Wendover News. I am delighted to be a Wendover Parish Councillor and look forward to starting in the role. I am, however, sorry to see that only 10 candidates stood for the 13 seats. Alan Sydney MYERS While we cannot live in the past or remain impervious to change, the Parish Council must help us all to absorb the changes with county work devolved to Parish and Town councils while retaining the character of Wendover that makes it so special. Wendover is a strong community and so long as we work together we can create a Wendover which will take much pride in its long history but also develop as Wendover wants, not as dictated by others who have no knowledge of our fair town. The success of the library has demonstrated that we can control our future. Flourishing clubs such as U3A and WI all demonstrate a very lively community. The Parish Council should harness all this energy and interest and to lead Wendover to a future which the community has decided upon. Tom WALSH My first term as a parish councillor has been busy and rewarding. I see my second term as being even more interesting. Wendover faces many challenges. Challenges posed by HS2, future housing development and the devolution of services from district and county. There’s also the ongoing tasks of maintaining and improving the parish councils existing assets and services. Assets like play equipment, open spaces, street lighting and the Manor Waste. Much has been achieved and I intend to play a full part in the council’s future programmes to manage all of these challenges and any others that might come along. Stephen WORTH I have been resident in Wendover since 1983 having served 28 years in the Royal Air Force and then 15 years in the Home Office as an Immigration Officer. I was elected to the parish council 16 years ago and have chaired all the committees in that time. I will continue to pursue a policy of keeping Wendover an attractive and vibrant community to live and work in with particular emphasis on recreational facilities, continuing the enhancement of the pond and creating a neighbourhood plan for the future.

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New Weston Turville Parish Council In the past four years we have replaced the bus shelter in Worlds End Lane and jointly funded a new shelter on the A413 near Hampden Hall. We replaced the seat at the end of the footpath by the canal, refurbished the tennis courts, installed gas central heating in the village hall, tidied and planted up our green spaces. We have supported the development and publication of the parish magazine which was requested by parishioners, and supported and overseen the return of the village fete which was also requested by parishioners. We have supported the refurbishment of our very popular village hall. We have instigated discussions regarding the parking and traffic issues on Hampden Hall which we anticipate will, in time, resolve the issues. We have purchased additional dog mess bins to help you to keep our public spaces cleaner. We have jointly purchased mobile speed indicator devices to monitor road usage and speeds and conducted speed checks on our most complained

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A Visitor to Wendover in 1875 The essay also includes a delightful description of the countryside around Wendover and a visit the author made to a farm and to St Mary’s church. He was fascinated by the charming young daughter The author continues, “The church, which of the landlord of the Red Lion and her might perhaps have served as rallying- collection of dolls. point for these loose houses, and pulled the township into something like intelligible This delightful snippet of Wendover’s history unity, stands some distance off among would have been lost in time except that great trees; but the inn (to take the public this young writer went on to try his hand at buildings in order of importance) is in what fiction and in 1883 published a novel under I understand to be the principal street: a the title of “Treasure Island”. His name was “Wendover, in itself, is a straggling, pleasant old house, with bay-windows, and Robert Louis Stevenson and he went on to purposeless sort of place. Everybody seems three peaked gables, and many swallows’ become one of the premier authors of the nineteenth century. to have had his own opinion as to how the nests plastered about the eaves.” Back in the Autumn of 1875 an unknown Scottish writer visited Wendover, staying the night at the Red Lion in the High Street. The young writer had already published some essays about his travels in Europe and on this occasion was writing about an Autumn walk he was taking from High Wycombe to Tring via Great Missenden and Wendover. Eventually this essay was published under the title of “An Autumn Effect” and is still available free to download on the internet. It is fascinating to read what this visitor has to say about Wendover 140 years ago:

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Queens Park Centre, Aylesbury, HP21 7RT For the first time since 2012 Marian Wallis, #81, jewellery; Sue-Jane Mott, #83 ceramics; Sue Gosney, #82, painting and Eddie Gosney, #80, photography are delighted to announce that they are exhibiting together at Queens Park Arts Centre, as part of this countywide event. They open at 10am on Saturday 6 June running daily, except Sunday, until Saturday 20 June, 2015. Each of the four exhibitors will be showing a new portfolio of work and look forward to welcoming as many visitors as possible. Free car park, off Walton Road.

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This year we have 9 artists in 6 different locations in Wendover, displaying their work, which is free to view, during the period Saturday 6 – Sunday 21 June. There are more artists in the surrounding area across the county and over the borders. Come and see the rich diversity of locally produced talent, and in most cases chat with the artists and see them working. The Directory of all exhibiting artists throughout the county is available at the Library, and at Little Bird Gallery, The Barn Courtyard. Full details with times, which vary from venue to venue, can be found in the Directory and on www. bucksopenstudios.org.uk. Free Entry!

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166. SHIRLEY THOMSON at 11 Walnut Drive paints in acrylics and oils and uses encaustic wax techniques. She says “Art is for FUN. You think you can’t paint?......come and have a go!”. 167 & 168. GODFREY THORPE & JEREMY WHITE will be showing their work in the Pottery and Gallery at 12 Walnut Drive. Jeremy says, “I find a lot of inspiration from natural forms and the landscape and have been much influenced by Cornish rock formations”. Godfrey as a hobby potter, enjoys experimenting with geometric forms and has produced a flock of birds for this years’ exhibition! www. jeremywhiteceramics.co.uk

images at 3 Linden Lea. www.artintextiles. co.uk 170. GRAHAM JEFFORD has been throwing off the shackles of a lifetime of engineering detail, and is now a figurative painter working in a representational style. “My aim is to capture the essence of the subject rather than the detail”. www.grahamjefford. co.uk 171.DEBORAH McGUIRE is a Contemporary Traditional Quilt Maker. “I love old patterns and traditional hand sewn methods. Visit us at The PlainStitch Workroom in Back Street to see around 100 Quilts and see work in progress”. www.plainstitch.co.uk 172. SUSAN GRAY. “I paint in the West Country and Cumbria, painting directly onto boards or canvas on the beach or landscape trying to capture the energy and emotion of the place”. 1 Robert Mews, High Street. www.susan-gray.co.uk 173. Christian Twelftree. Oil paintings on canvas, “en plein air”. Local area scenes and landscapes which are impressionistic in style. At The Little Bird Told Me Gallery, The Barn Courtyard.

174. REBECCA RASON FLOR FERREIRA, also at The Little Bird Told Me Gallery. “I enjoy working in oils, charcoal, pastel and collage on canvas paper and wood. I returned to the UK from Portugal in 2014. My inspiration comes from flowers, still life, the figure, 169. BARBARA SHAW hand stitches many music and literature. www.rfrstudio.com small pieces of fabric in layers to create unique textile collage pictures. She will be In Nearby Weston Turville VALERIE demonstrating how she produces her fabric LAPTHORN (164) is exhibiting her new collection of photographs - ‘Colours of Mauritius’. www.valerielapthornphotograhy. co.uk In Halton Village JILL PEARCE (165) will be showing a range of Patchwork, Quilting and Textiles, including scarves, embroidery, cushions and cards.

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Stewart Hall, Little Kimble, HP17 0XN, Entry 148 We are a group of seven women who are passionate about our fine arts and skilled crafts. We produce an exciting mix of items, for you to enjoy looking at, or get inspiration from. We will all be demonstrating on Sunday 14 June. Students very welcome anytime. Most creations will be for sale, and cater for every budget, for yourself, for your home or for gifts. The historic Stewart Hall provides a friendly ambiance for our vibrant show, and is easily found on the A4010 Aylesbury to Risborough road, aka Station Road, on the 300 bus route and opposite Little Kimble Station. There is ample parking and good disabled facilities. We are famed for our cream teas. For updates join our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ LittleKimbleArtGroup JANE WALLER: - Dynamic line drawings, books on knitting, ceramics and her popular children’s novels. KAT NEWMAN: - Fused and flame glass art, kumihimo, and unique cloth

dolls. LIELO EDWARDS: - Ceramic sculptural forms and pots, suitable for the home or garden. POLLI PHIPPEN: -Ornamental and useful mosaic items, weatherproof for outside or indoor use. ROSALIND CASTLING: -Textile and felted creations; both decorative, as hangings or vessels, or wearable, as accessories. SALLY PRENDAGAST: -Evocative landscapes and seascapes in oils. SUSIE UPSTONE: -Contemporary designed silver jewellery traditionally crafted for everyday as well as special occasions. Stewart Hall, Station Road, Little Kimble, Buckinghamshire, HP17 0XN Saturdays and Sundays 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st, 10.30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

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At Lindengate we support people with mental health needs, who feel their wellbeing could be improved. We do this through the medium of Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (STH). We think about wellbeing in its widest sense and recognise the need to focus on how the individual may rediscover their meaning and purpose in life. Social and Therapeutic Horticulture harnesses the benefits of the natural world and gardening, and uses them to therapeutic means. The value of natural open spaces and gardens has been recognised for centuries, but the use of gardening as a therapy has been more recent. At Lindengate, Gardeners (service users) work alongside volunteers and staff on their goals in a tranquil and private 5 acre site. We offer supportive and non-judgemental listening and the opportunity to escape some of the stresses of daily life. Activities vary depending

on the season and are guided by our qualified horticulturalist. For rainy days, we have facilities for Craft making and cooking is encouraged when our harvest allows. There are also many opportunities to have a go at the many DIY skills needed on the site We recognise the fact that people who experience mental illness, face many barriers in society. One of our aims is to challenge this discrimination and stigma. In our dealings with the wider community, we proudly present the fact that many of our existing staff have experience of using mental health services and we believe that this allows us to offer a better quality of service to our Gardeners. We understand that social isolation can cause and maintain poor wellbeing which is why we seek to reduce this. If you know anyone who you think might benefit from Lindengate, please do contact us for a confidential and informal chat. 0208 144 4291 or info@lindengate.org.uk.

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Buy-to-let Advice from Tip 2: Speak to local letting agents about areas that are good for renting and how much you can expect in rent. Also decide who your target audience is – young professionals, students, or families? Tip 3: Most lenders will want to see a rental income of at least 125% of your monthly mortgage payments, so ensure that the maths stack up. Tip 4: Plan for void periods, if you do not have a tenant. You will be still liable for costs, such The growth of the buy to let market has been as insurance, and your mortgage payment. assisted by some of the following factors: Tip 5: Be aware of the landlord insurances • Not enough homes are being built to satisfy required, as well as regulatory issues (from the demands of the growing population. both UK and Europe) and the need to check • The continuing difficulty some renters have out prospective tenants. Also decide if you in saving for a house purchase deposit. will use a letting agent to assist and what • The flexibility offered by renting. associated costs you will have to pay. Buy to let lending continues to thrive. So what does this marketplace offer the budding landlord or even an existing one to add to their portfolio? With the return on Savings remaining low, the relaxation on how the 55+s can access some or all of their entire pension fund from April 2015, may mean that some of these funds could be used as a deposit on a buy to let property.

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In Wendover we continue to see a shortage of all house types in both the residential sales and lettings markets. With rental properties in such high demand it doesn’t take long to find a tenant. All types of properties are required for waiting tenants in this area and with the average rental return at around 3.5% to 4% locally, this is still much better than the interest rates offered by most bank accounts. In addition to the monthly return, the capital growth, which over the last 2 years has seen the average house price in Wendover increase approximately 20%, is also well worth taking into consideration. Of

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We have two Ladies Teams playing in County level games - Top Club and Trundell Trophy where teams from all over the area compete The Baton was escorted from Aylesbury by against each other. Good luck to them. eight WI members on bicycles, and bringing up Home fixtures for June are as follows:the rear was a brightly decorated sports car. Tuesday 2, 6.00pm; Wednesday 3, 6.00pm; Fiona Poole (Wendover WI’s inaugural President) receiving the National Federation of Women’s Institutes Centenary Baton.

Wyevale Nursery generously hosted this Sunday 7, 2.30pm; Wednesday 10, 6.00pm; event. Supporters were provided with Sunday 14, 2.30pm; Wednesday 17, 6.00pm; refreshments and their catering team Sunday 21, 2.30pm; Friday 26, 6.00pm.

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Club Corner Away fixtures for June are as follows: Saturday 6 (Amersham), 2.30pm; Saturday 13 (Tring), 2.30pm; Saturday 20 (Chessvale), 2.30pm; Sunday 27 (Long Crendon), 2.30pm; Sunday 28 (Thame), 2.30pm; Monday 29 (Gerrards Cross), 6.00pm.

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For further information please contact Keith A very busy month and hopefully our teams will Fensom via the Yangsheng Tai Chi website have success. For more information contact www.yangshengtaichi.​com. Brian Wheeler 01296 622605, Brian Harrison 2nd Wendover Guides Walk It! 01296 630669, Ann Smith 01494 569377. On Saturday 9 May 2nd Wendover Guides entered Tai Chi & Your Health three teams for the Buckinghamshire County A new weekly daytime class of Tai Chi for Competition Hike. This is a tough competition to beginners will start on Wednesday 1 July at navigate an unknown course of 10km or 20km in St Anne’s Hall, Wendover at 12 noon. the fastest time. Team TAGA entered the 10km Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese system of slow and won with a time of 2hrs 8mins. The team moving exercises combining the mind, body contained three members of last years’ winning team which shows that experience counts! Our and breath. other team in this category, BSCBAMM, included With regular and correct practice Tai Chi can many of our youngest Guides, and they did very help you to: well to finish the 10km hike which bodes well •Relax and feel better about yourself for future years. We also entered three former •Boost your immune system Guides as Wendover Young Leaders, team EMS, •Recover from illness and injuries in the 20km hike, which gave our second win of •Improve balance and co-ordination the day in a time of 4hrs 27mins.

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Well done to the teams: TAGA- Tilly O’ Callagahan, Aisling Burton, Grace Watts and Ashley Rosner; BSCBAMM - Bea Lyons, Sophie Fishman, Chloe Wilkinson, Bethani Morgan, Alice Bradley, Mae Horlock and Morgan Howard; and EMS - Ellen Watts, Megan McLoughlan and Stephanie Beale. Back in April many of the 2nd Wendover Guides entered the Buckinghamshire County Bake-Off. Guide Freya Sellwood is through to the next round of the Competition taking place in early June and we wish her every success for this. Hilary Gilby 2nd Wendover Guides Unit Guider

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Coaches Mark Endean & Dave Gundry took a squad of 13 to Thame United for this year’s final against Gerrards Cross. After a bright start from both teams Gerrards Cross took an early lead from a header. The game was evenly balanced with both teams having chances to score but Wendover dug in deep and Louis Fountain scored making it 2-1 and Wendover the winners. Fantastic effort and huge congratulations to all the boys.

The Club’s annual tournament is on Sat 20 & Sun 21 June at RAF Halton with age groups ranging from Under 6’s to Under 16’s - come along and support the Wendover teams!

Wendover Village Cup 2015

The Wendover Village Cup season opened on 9 May. There are 10 teams in this year’s competition offering occasional cricketers the chance to demonstrate their 20/20 skills. The opening weekend showed that the competition is alive and well with 4 close games played out in front of family and friends at the Witchell Cricket Ground. The remaining fixtures will be played between 1pm and 6pm on most weekends from late May through to the Final on 19 July. Do join us and enjoy a feast of cricket.

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May Day came and went and started in glorious sunshine with a chill wind. It ended in warm sunshine at the end of a tiring day at the Farm Museum in Pitstone Green. You may be surprised to learn that we had about 30 – 40 people watch us at the monument at 6:30 in the morning.

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Club Corner So on to June’s Tuesday evening performances. Wendover Cricket Club You’ll find us at the following locations where Wendover 1st XI have made a strong start to we start dancing around 8 pm: 2 June, The Bell, the season in the Mid Bucks League Division 1 by winning their first 3 matches. The 2nd XI won their opening game by 56 runs; defeats followed to Lacey Green 2nd’s by 21 runs and also at Ballinger by 21 runs. The junior section is in full swing and is at maximum capacity in many age groups. As a result there is now a waiting list. For all juniors enquiries, please contact Richard Peck on 01296 624209 or richard@rcpeck.co.uk. Coombe Hill 2015

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Potential senior players are always welcome; please contact Jonathan Seabrook on jseabrook@talktalk.net.

The response to the 150th anniversary hoodies has been terrific with take up exceeding 200, so expect to see them around! Furthermore, If you want to find out more about the Morris arrangements for the 4th September Beer please come and meet us or visit our website Festival & Hog Roast event are in full swing www.whitchurchmorris.org.uk. and you will soon see details for this around Wassail, John King, WMM Wendover – remember all welcome!

NEWS FROM WENDOVER HEALTH CENTRE - 01296 623452 Ordering Repeat Medication

You may order your repeat medicines by: •Ordering online using the link on our website. •Leaving your request slip in the repeat prescription box available in the foyer. •Post, or e-mail addressed to wendover. surgery@nhs.net. (If you want your prescription returned by post we will require a SAE.) •Taking it to Lloyds Pharmacy in Wendover who will deliver it to us. If you are a Dispensing Patient, please ask Dispensary staff about our repeat prescription service. We have a collection service for prescriptions for Lloyds in Wendover and in Aston Clinton, or we can send prescriptions electronically to any pharmacy nominated by you that participates in the electronic prescribing scheme. Please allow at least 2 working days for a prescription to be issued.

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Active Bucks

Too few of us are doing enough physical activity. As a result we are missing out on the benefits being active can bring, such as reducing our risk of disease and disability, becoming more independent, connecting with other local people, and improving our mental wellbeing. Bucks County Council has launched the Active Bucks project which aims to support more people to get more active, more often - with a particular focus on reducing the number of inactive people across the county. You don’t need to take up a sport or join a gym; any activity which makes you breathe faster and feel warmer, including gardening and housework, makes a great contribution to your daily activity levels. For more details see www.buckscc.gov. uk/activebucks, including information on how to get involved, and how to become a community champion who will motivate others in their community to get more active.

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Travel Clinics

We offer a private travel service to our patients including immunisations, malaria tablets and general health advice for travellers. If you want to make use of this service please complete the travel clinic form, which can be downloaded from our website or collected from Reception, and return it to us as soon as possible – ideally 10-12 weeks before you travel. If you are travelling overseas this summer please make sure you have purchased suitable travel health insurance. It is very important that you declare any pre-existing medical conditions, otherwise you will not be covered if you develop an illness related to this condition. When travelling within Europe also carry an up to date European Health Insurance Card (available free of charge at www.ehic.org.uk/Internet/ startApplication.do).

Changes To Our Usual Opening Hours On Thursday 18 June we will close at 1pm for staff training. For full details of our opening hours and information on the services we offer please see www.westongrove.com. This space is sponsored by Wendover Health Centre.

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Business Forum More Seating and Shopping at No2 Foodie Fun

No2 Pound Street have had a bit of a change We’re starting to get our suppliers and around and have a bit more space for sampling friends together to plan this year’s ‘Tastes of the Summer’, our Food and Drink festival those delicious wines and deli platters. on Manor Waste, which is to take place on We are very proud of our great selection of Saturday 25 July. More details soon! wines from small producers who really care about the wines they make, often using See No2 Pound Street advert page 21. organic and biodynamic farming methods. We believe there is a real difference between Summer Beer these and the commercial wines found in At The Chiltern Brewery we are proud of our supermarkets. The best way to test this out perfect palette of pints, a range of draught is to come along and taste the wines for beers for you to enjoy throughout the year. yourself; we can talk (and taste) you through For 2015, in addition to our 3 permanent ales, our range any time. Chiltern Pale Ale 3.7% vol, Beechwood Bitter If you’re looking for more than just the odd 4.3% vol and new Chiltern Black 3.9% vol, bottle for that evening, maybe planning we have already produced 4 seasonal and a dinner party, starting a cellar, or just limited edition beers. Our current offering replenishing the racks, we can put your is Cobblestones Summer Ale 3.5% vol, a orders together with tasting notes and food- golden, light summer pale ale, refreshing matching recommendations and deliver free and fruity, with hints of blackcurrant and of charge locally, whenever is convenient for very slight bitterness. It is well hopped and you. Alternatively, you can take it away there rich and perfectly suited to the warmer temperatures and lighter evenings of our and then! spring and summer. Open Every Evening! Due to popular demand, from 1 June, we will be open late Monday through to Saturday. That means more time to book in for our informal wine tastings, more opportunities to catch up with friends, more chance to eat and drink delicious things or a spot of late night shopping! British Cheese Week British Cheese Week runs from 1-7 June and of course we are celebrating with lots of cheesy loveliness from this region. Come along to taste, and learn about, the great cheese this area produces.

Our beers are available locally at The Point in Wendover and the Old Swan at the Lee, and in sharing packs and containers from 2 pint servings upwards from the brewery shop – ideal for summer parties and gatherings! You can also find a great and varied selection of bottled beers at the Loaf and Larder Farm Shop at World’s End, Budgens and here, at our brewery shop.

here that help to inspire the names and flavours of our beers. There will be more new labels to look out for soon. Finally, a reminder that The Farmers’ Bar in Aylesbury, with its historic courtyard, is the brewery’s tap and a great place to enjoy our beers plus many other unique beers too. Find us on Twitter @Chiltern_Brewer or call 01296 613647. See advert page 13.

Cornelli Race for Life

Cornelli Sugarcraft Specialist staff, family and friends are delighted to have completed the Waddesdon Race For Life on Sunday 17 May. A beautiful sunny day, with over 1,200 women and children running / walking 5 kilometres to raise money for Cancer Research. A big thank you to everyone who supported by buying raffle tickets, donating via the Cornelli Sugarcraft Just Giving page, attending the charity coffee morning at No2 Pound Street and putting money in the charity tins in both Cornelli and No2. To date £1,200 has been raised. A fantastic result showing just how great people can be for a good cause. Thank you!

Monument Gold Pale Ale 3.8% vol, named after Coombe Hill Monument, now has a lovely new label to fit in with fresh branding that reflects our beautiful rural surroundings See Cornelli Sugarcraft advert page 20.

Dr Lynda Raybould, Dr Beryl Hinton and all the staff at Perry House Dental Surgery welcome new and existing patients We are a fully private practice, offering treatments from general dentistry, to whitening and more cosmetic work and implants. Nervous patients are very welcome and we offer an option of hypnotism and acupuncture to help with this or the gag reflex. Phone for details on appointments or prices

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Where are they now? Katie Thomas Katie Thomas (KT) was born in Wendover. An avid performer from a young age: Chief Munchkin (John Hampden); Eliza Doolittle – My Fair Lady (Wendover Junior). Other local performances included Annie; Squealer in Animal Farm; Dorothy in Wizard of Oz. After 7 years at AHS, KT became Head Girl at The Italia Conti Academy in London, the oldest theatre school in the world. Coming from a dance/music family background KT taught regularly from a young age and then started up The Musical Kidz Company at only 17 and developed the business by adding an agency in 2007. She likes to push and motivate all her students into getting the most from their training with her as hobby or career. KT is the Pantomime Juvenile Co-ordinator for Aylesbury Waterside and auditions all the children each year for the Panto season. KT worked professionally in Calamity Jane (Gatehouse Theatre), Barbra Streisand in You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (Tour), Dancer (Aviva Advert) and appeared in various commercials and other performances.

In 2013 KT won a New York Film Academy scholarship for their intensive 2 year musical theatre & film course, building up a very impressive range of overseas credits including the lead in the movie musical One Door Opens, Elizabeth Bennett in a voiceover of Pride and Prejudice. KT choreographed and starred in a documentary about Tap filmed in Central Park, Times Square and Brooklyn Bridge. KT played Adult Female in Spring Awakening the Musical in the Off Broadway ATA theatre. She has just produced a Short feature film, Najima, with Audacity Innovative now showing at festivals both stateside and across the globe. In June/July she plays the lead in a film about Cerebral Palsy so is researching heavily. KT is to teach a series of workshops to a High School in Delaware so she will see if it really is how films depict it! She simply never seems to stop and with her range of performing, producing, teaching and choreography credits building up she is certainly incredibly gifted and someone up and coming to watch!

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Schools Aston Clinton Nature Exploration Wendover Memorial Hall (adults only). Details the end of the night, the amount of money about both events on www.wendovernews. raised in those twelve hours was just over Centre (Woodland Folk) Woodland Folk is an outdoor based childcare setting, with only 24 spaces for children at any one time, initially opening May half term and Summer Holidays, with a view to operating full time from September. Initial school holiday provision will be from a yurt within the grounds of Green Park, allowing use of the fantastic outdoor space that is onsite. Early years provision will run during term time, offering long hours (7.30am-6.30pm) to accommodate working families, and taking children from 2-5 years of age. Children in the Early Years will follow the EYFS curriculum.

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627 Transfer are offering support to help children in Buckinghamshire who are preparing to start secondary school next term. Their sessions, workshops and resources help increase children’s confidence about moving schools, and build their social and organisational skills ready for secondary school. Schools, parents, youth groups and Little Acorns other organisations can ask further questions Little Acorns was opened in Wendover Youth and book support by emailing 627 Transfer at Centre in September 1990 by a group of Fiona@627transfer.co.uk. parents, and moved to a purpose built facility in June 2011. The new facility includes a Schools Expansion large playroom, Quiet Room, fully equipped John Hampden School Wendover and kitchen, outside area and children’s toilets. Wendover CE Junior School have opened a The dedicated team of qualified staff provide public consultation regarding the expansion a happy and safe learning environment for of the two schools to accommodate one the children, and Little Acorns continues to additional class in each year. Expansion to take place beginning in September 2016 prosper with full waiting lists. and completing in the 2022-2023 school As part of the 25th anniversary celebrations year. The consultation closes 26 June 2015. Little Acorns are running two events: Sunday The consultation form is available on www. 19 July 10:30 – 13:00 Teddy Bear’s Picnic, at wendovernews.co.uk/news/consultationJohn Colet playing fields and Saturday 12 on-proposed-schools-expansion. September 20:00 Black & Bling Evening, at

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12 hour Frisbee

On 28 March, 31 John Colet students, teachers and exstudents played a series of small but intensive games of ultimate Frisbee. By

£742 with the total still to be verified. We would like to say a massive thank you to all the organizers of this event, the teachers, the parents and the amazing volunteers who came throughout the day with food, drinks, clothes and the good spirit that we all needed.

Business Partnerships Needed

John Colet School Seeks Business Partnerships For Work Experience We warmly invite you all to our meeting at John Colet School on Wednesday 3 June at 7.30pm. Please email to confirm your attendance or if you are unable to attend and you would like to discuss this further. Refreshments will be provided. Mr J Goodman, Head of Work Experience, jgoodman@johncolet.co.uk Wendy Perkins, Work Experience Administrator, wperkins@johncolet.co.uk

Chiltern Way Federation

In a previous edition, we mentioned an imminent inspection and we are proud to present the outcomes to you. Following a recent Local Authority Review, using Ofsted Inspectors, both schools in our Federation (Wendover Campus and Prestwood Campus), were graded as ‘Outstanding’ in all aspects. We would like to invite all members of the community to come and visit us. We will be holding an open evening on Thursday 2 July from 5-7pm. You do not need to bring anything apart from yourselves, as we will also be putting a BBQ on for you! However, we would appreciate if you could contact the school in advance on aking@bucksgfl.org.uk or 01296622157, so we can adequately plan for your visit.

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Wendover Football Club the up! Wendover finished the season on a fantastic 50 points, winning 16 of their 20 league games with a goal difference of +43 thanks to 66 goals scored and only 23 conceded.

A fantastic finish to the season saw the Black & Golds beat Aylesbury Park Rangers 3-1 at home in the effective title decider. A screamer from Tom Sheppard settled the tie in front of an estimated 100 spectators who came to watch!

T o p Goalscorer of the season was Jamie Spurden with a total of 29 goals, followed by Darren Woolard and Tom Sheppard both on 20, Tristan Nicholls on 13 and Bruno Passaro on 8.

A straightforward 2-0 win against Longwick and a 5-0 thumping of Bedgrove Utd wrapped up the title to bring home Wendover’s first trophy for 10 years. Hopefully the first of many to come in the near future which looks very bright indeed for a club very much on

We’d like to say a big thank you for all the fantastic support we’ve had this season. Come rain or shine we’ve been cheered on all the way! We’re very

Wendover FC are Champions!

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proud to represent our fantastic village and we hope we’ve done our supporters and the village proud again this season. Remember, for all our club events, news etc please visit our website: www.wendoverfc. com. From here, you can also visit and join our vibrant Facebook page. We have many events going on over the summer this year, including our charity match on 31 May, annual 5-a-side tournament and summer party so keep an eye on our facebook page for news, details and updates. For questions/information/ enquiries please contact 1st Team Manager Mike Gregory on 07783841905 or drop us a message through our Facebook page. Wendover Football Club Proudly Sponsored by Sweeney’s Budgens Tel: 01296 393932 or go to our website for a free quote

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You Write Future Activity of Get Wendover Cycling how existing routes can be improved. These The GWC group was formed on the basis of an already existing cycling support group. In July 2008, we adopted our GWC constitution. The aim is to engage with members of the public – cyclists, potential cyclists, pedestrians, car drivers – all residents. Our objective is to promote cycling in Wendover and the surrounding villages. If more people cycled and there was less use of cars, Wendover would be a much safer and healthier place. We have been successful in organising or supporting the provision of cycle racks on Kings Parade, outside the library, Budgens, the memorial hall, the health centre and at Ashbrook recreation ground. Our greatest achievement has been to ensure that the Manor Road cycle path from Tring Road to the schools was built. The funding was available but some local opposition almost denied the school children the safe cycle route. We also supported the provision of a cycle path from Sunnybanks to the Clocktower.

ideas are currently being considered by Bucks County Council as some funding is available. The committee has decided to be less active. The website www.getwendovercycling.org will be maintained with contact phone numbers. We are hoping that some younger enthusiastic cyclists would like to take over the GWC with new ideas for promoting safe cycling in the Wendover area. Chris Peeler, chair, Get Wendover Cycling

Brook House Follow-up

Thanks to all who attended the Brook House meeting, and to all who followed up individually. There are some actions which have occurred since the meeting which need to be publicised: 1. the owner is building the two proposed houses, and has sold one. 2. the Parish Council was unsupportive of the proposals made by village residents. For both these reasons, we are not pursuing further action. We have created a series of maps showing Kelvin, Colin, Marion & William

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the only party who fielded 3 local candidates living in the ward. We also represented an excellent geographic spread of Halton Village, Wendover and the Princess Mary Gate estate. Sue is pleased to have gained a seat on Wendover Parish Council and looks forward to taking it up in due course. Desmond Anning, Sue Hetherington and Marc Ruggles

My thanks to everyone who returned me as one of your District Councillors for Wendover & Halton. It is an honour and a privilege to have been re-elected for a second term. I will continue to work with the Parish Council and other community groups to ensure that Wendover and Halton remain vibrant and retain their unique identity. I commit myself to working all year round on behalf of all members of the community no matter how Bones! they may have voted. May I appeal to my neighbours not to put out Cllr Steve Bowles meat carcasses for the red kites. On several occasions now I have had to try and stop A sincere thanks to everyone who voted my dog eating chicken bones which he has for me in the Wendover and Halton District found in my garden, not always successfully. Council elections. The hard work starts now. I can’t imagine where they have come from I’m here to represent the best interests of if not dropped by birds. all, irrespective of voting habits, throughout Some people may not the year and to make good on my intentions: be aware that cooked examining how to develop a walk through bones are extremely Wendover and Halton on aspects of historical bad for dogs, they and natural interest; promoting local tourism; can splinter in the deepening the links with the RAF community; stomach and cause all developing outdoor youth facilities, particularly sorts of problems. promoting Halton’s ATC; developing the local environment including the repair of country pathways; and supporting village life. I’m not While not wanting to spoil the pleasure you here to take you for granted, but to promote get from seeing these birds circling, I ask the community for the better. It will be a you to think about whether the scraps you leave out could have consequences for other privilege to serve you. Andrew Southam animals. Jassy Layfield We three unsuccessful UKIP candidates contesting the 3 seats available to the ward of Wendover and Halton on 7 May would like to thank all those who supported us. We just missed out on all of the 3 seats by coming in 4th, 5th and 6th. We consider it a pity we were not more successful because we were

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Tribute: Ray Smith Our Dad, Ray Smith, was born in Northampton on 15 June 1958. He was the first son born to Jean and Mike Smith. At an early age Ray and his Mum and Dad moved to Narbeth Drive in Aylesbury with Mike securing a job at Adams Garage. Brother Gary was soon on the scene. Ray attended Broughton Junior School and then The Grange Secondary School in Aylesbury. He was good at sport and always interested in cars. He left school to complete an apprenticeship in motor mechanics at Ford & Slater, the British Leyland dealership on the Bicester Road also in Aylesbury. On completion of his apprenticeship Ray joined his dad Mike, a panel beater and sprayer by trade, who was running his own business and together they became M Smith & Son in Stocklake. Mike and Ray then went on to form and run Fast Fit Tyre Services at the same premises. Dad met our mum Deb in 1976 and they were married at R.A.F. Halton in November 1978. Ray then became not the ‘son-in-law’ but a son to Norman and Vina Johnstone from Icknield Close, Wendover. Early married life was in Buckingham, soon to move to Stoke Mandeville and then Weston Turville. Jamie was born in August 1982 and Daniel came along in July 1985. Our dad’s love of football meant that he was always keen for us to participate. (If we weren’t playing we were watching on the many TVs at home just so you didn’t miss any vital moments if you had to move from your seat by chance!) Dad managed the local team when we were playing, cheering us and shouting at us in all sorts of weather! He often sponsored the football kit, which frequently adorned the radiators at home on Sunday afternoons! In January 1989 Mike and Ray moved from

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Stocklake to London Road Service Station, South Street, Wendover with Mike and Jean running the petrol forecourt and shop until they retired to the south coast. Dad ran the workshop and MOT Testing Station and then had to purchase the freehold from Shell UK in 1996 at which stage Ray Smith Motor Services Limited was created. Dad worked exceptionally hard and we had some great family holidays as a result of it. Dad always loved dogs and he and mum bred Norwich Terriers for many years. He was an exceptional midwife! Dad’s ‘passion’ was also gadgets with ‘passion’ being somewhat of an understatement, maybe inherited genes from his own dad Mike? You name it, Dad had it. He always had things but often didn’t know how they worked, he just had to have one. In December 2007, Dad finally got a ‘daughter’, in Heidi, as his elder son Jamie married in Washington DC. He spent the day behind the camera, creating memories we will never forget.

down to the south coast of the UK to enjoy the fruits of his years of hard work and a happy retirement. He was looking forward to walking his dogs on the beach and enjoying the stress-free life that he so deserved after his years of hard work at the garage. For the first time in over a decade both his boys were living back in the UK, and were able to do little things that many families can take for granted, Sunday lunch, going to the football, a cheeky beer after work! His death was untimely and sudden, having a stroke, at home, on the Sunday afternoon, from which he never recovered. We cannot express enough, our gratitude to the amazingly hard working staff at Stoke Mandeville hospital, who took care of not only him, but also the family and friends who came to visit with such a level of compassion and professionalism; we can only be thankful.

Our dad was the most generous, caring, hard working man you would ever have had the pleasure to meet, and as so many people have said to us since his passing, he was just one of ‘the good guys’, that are so few and far between these days. He always found happiness in other Our Dad remarried to Maria in July 2008 at St people’s success and happiness, sometimes Mary’s Church, Wendover. He even had Sumo even more so than his own. Wrestling suits at his Wedding reception and after a few drinks, everybody was getting We cannot express how overwhelmed we involved. They shared many wonderful years have been by the support we have received together and once again his love for animals from family, friends, customers to Ray Smith took over. After moving to Wycombe Close he Motor Services Ltd, and the Wendover soon had a house full again, with a pond of fish, community. The sadness we feel because he two Bengal cats and two Cairn Terriers. He just is gone is indescribable, but the memories we have of all the fantastic times we had couldn’t be without pets of some description. together will keep us smiling for years to Maria and our Dad had a happy time and come. In tribute to Ray Smith – Father, Son, he was finally looking to retire and relocate Husband, and all around ‘Good Guy’.

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Local Face: Born in May 2010 at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Esmé lived in Weston Turville until August 2011 when she and her parents, Abigail and Anthony, moved to Wendover. A bright, happy and engaging little girl, everything seemed normal, other than being late to walk. In February 2013, baby brother Patrick arrived. Soon after, however, it became obvious that Esmé’s development was not typical. She lost skills such as the power of speech and the use of her hands. Her breathing became erratic and she suffered from screaming episodes and chronic digestive problems. This extremely stressful time culminated in a diagnosis of Rett Syndrome: a devastating blow to Abigail and Anthony and those closest to them. Rett Syndrome is a rare neurological condition caused by a genetic mutation. It occurs randomly and is generally not inherited. It affects 1 in 12,000 live births, predominantly girls. It is a spectrum disorder: each girl is affected to a different extent. Typical symptoms are the loss of speech, loss of purposeful hand use, breathing irregularities and digestive issues. Most girls never walk, or lose the ability to do so. The majority of sufferers experience seizures and most have scoliosis. Many become withdrawn and anxious. Most girls lose the ability to chew and swallow, requiring a feeding tube. There is no treatment, and at present, no cure. Nobody can predict which of the many

symptoms Esmé will experience, or how severe Abigail and Anthony set up Esmé’s Allstars in they will be or even when onset will be. It really February 2014 raising both awareness of Rett is a case of living in the moment. Syndrome and funds for crucial equipment and services to enhance Esmé’s quality of life. It is not all doom and gloom however. Esmé is Last year they successfully raised £15,000 to a happy 5 year old. She is still able to walk well. buy an eyegaze computer allowing Esmé to She does not suffer from any form of seizures at communicate: by looking at letters and symbols present and her spine on the screen she can “talk”. It shows that she is straight. She can eat is learning to read and spell. She is able to and drink as normal communicate her opinions and preferences. albeit with help as she When she isn’t well she can tell her parents cannot use her hands. what it is that hurts. She tells her teachers So far, Esmé is living a “you’re mean” when they make her work hard full and interesting life. and says “bummer” when it’s time to end an activity. Before her birthday, she navigated to She attended Little the Birthday section of the eyegaze software to Acorns Kindergarten tell her teacher: “I birthday, I party, I candles”. for her preschool years. All the tests, medical and otherwise, have She had a wonderful shown that Esmé’s learning and understanding time and her parents capacity are age appropriate. have huge praise for the attitude of staff Fundraising has been phenomenal as has the when her diagnosis support of friends and the local community. was made and the Find out about future events and how money months afterwards. is spent at www.facebook.com/esmesallstars. Esmé is now at full To find out more about Rett Syndrome and time school which she thoroughly enjoys. the very real possibility of a cure, visit www. She loves swimming, the theatre and cinema, reverserett.org.uk. the outdoors, parties and books. Rapunzel, Cinderella and Tinkerbell are her heroines. She Esmé and her family are a big part of Wendover has many friends and is extremely sociable. She life and would like to say a huge thank you to all loves music, especially AC/DC, and she likes who have supported them, and who continue to chocolate a lot. offer support in whichever capacity it may be.

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01296 623543, www.sarahyoga.co.uk

Mon, Thu, SAT

morn/eve

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

nicolepistak.zumba.com, 07876443392

Mon-Thu, SAT

morn/eve

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

www.fabrichq.co.uk

Mon-Thu, SUN

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

www.cornellisugarcraft.co.uk

Mon-SAT

morn/eve

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

www.wendoverfitness.co.uk

Mondays

7.30 or 19.30

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

www.wendoverrotary.org.uk

Mondays

10.00-11.30

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

Mondays

10.30, 11.30, 13.00

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

www.hartbeeps.com

Mondays

13.30-15.00

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

01296 621143

Mondays

13.30-15.00

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

Mondays

19.00

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

Nikki 07868 873911

Tue & Wed

19.30

Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell

01296 624089

Tue, Wed, Thu

morn/eve

Cat Booker Fitness classes – Pilates and Boot Camp

www.catbookerfitness.co.uk

Tue-SAT

day/eve

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

www.plainstitch.co.uk

Tuesdays

10.00

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

01494 475367

Tuesdays

10.15 & 11.15

Bounce & Rhyme (term time only), Library Room

0845 2303232

Tuesdays

13.30-15.00

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

Tuesdays

14.00-16.00

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

Tuesdays

19.30

Wendover Bridge Club, Cricket Pavilion, Witchell

Tuesdays

20.00

IMAGEZ Camera Club: Weston Turville Village Hall

www.imagezcameraclub.co.uk

Tuesdays

20.00

Wheelers & Dealers, Square Dance Club, Wendover Memorial Hall

07731 776654

Tuesdays

20.00-22.00

Halton Singers, Halton Village Hall

enquiries@haltonsing​ers.org.uk

Wed to Mon

as stated

Jodie Digby Fitness courses, various locations

07882 978410

Wed, SUN, last Fri 09.30 or stated

Cycle Rides with Local Cycle Touring Clubs

southbuckscycling.org.uk/rides

Wednesdays

09.30-11.00

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

01296 621143

Wednesdays

10.30-12.30

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

wendystudio@hotmail.com

Wednesdays

18.30

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

s.wright@mindfullystressfree.co.uk

Wednesdays

18.45

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

Justine 07773 047684

Wednesdays

19.00-21.00

Adult Swimming Classes, Wendover Pool

Sharon 07990 521679

Wednesdays

19.30-21.00

Sketch Club, £10 per session, begins 17 June, Wendover Library Room

Julie 07710 196334

Thu & SAT

19.30-23.00

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

Thursdays

09.00-16.00

Wendover Weekly Market, Manor Waste

Thursdays

09.45-17.45

Fun Dog Training, Ellesborough Parish Hall

anndormer.a2z@gmail.com

Thursdays

10.00-11.30

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

01296 621143

Thursdays

evening

(bi-weekly) Healing Meditation Group

www.beingmystical.co.uk

Thursdays

19.00 & 20.00

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

01442 865734

Thursdays

19.00

Taekwondo for ages 5 and up, Wendover CofE Junior School

www.btkd.co.uk

Thursdays

19.45

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

01296 709593

Fridays

09.30 & 11.15

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

www.lizbrownyoga.co.uk

Fridays

10.00

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

Fridays

10.00

Zumba Gold, St Anne’s Hall

Fridays

10.00-12.00

Healing Meditation Group, £10

www.beingmystical.co.uk

Fridays

13.30-15.00

Lipreading and Hearing Loss Course, Wendover Library Room

judy.lipreading@gmai​l.com

Fridays

14.00-15.30

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

01296 621143

Fridays

14.20 & 15.15

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

Fridays

19.00-21.00

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

Paul Hammett 01296 621162

Fridays

19.30

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

St Mary’s Shop 01296 623123

SUNDAYS

09.00-10.00

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

Liz 01296 622895

SUNDAYS

14.00-17.00

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

www.laceygreenwindmill.org.uk

SUNDAYS

14.30-17.00

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

SUNDAYS

20.00

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

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TIME

EVENT

CONTACT

daily Lutes, Lyres & Ukuleles exhibition, Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP, see p 5

www.buckscountymuseum.org

daily Bucks Open Studios Fanfare Exhibition, Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP, see p 2

www.buckscountymuseum.org

10.00 The Scooter Group! Wendover Free Church 20.00 KEHS Meeting - "The Beautiful Flowers of Kashmir", Stewart Hall HP17 0XN, see p 2

Thu 04 10.30 & 11.30 Family History Sessions with Cathy Soughton, Wendover Community Library Thu 04 Sat 06-Sun 21 Sat 06

daily Bucks Open Studios, times & locations vary, see pages 19-22 11.00-16.00 Fun Day with SWIFT, St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville, see p 2 14.30-16.30 Aylesbury Vale Embroiderers Guild meeting, S M Methodist Church HP22 5UJ, see p 2 11.00 Coombe Hill Run, Shoulder of Mutton car park, see p 3

Sun 07

12.30-16.00 Wendover Arm Trust Open Day, St Mary's Church, Drayton Beauchamp HP22 5LT, see p 3

Sun 07

13.30-16.30 National Open Farm Sunday, Road Farm, Great Missenden HP16 9LS

Mon 08

www.bucksopenstudios.org.uk

11.00 Netball Family Fun Day, John Colet School Netball Courts, see p 2

Sat 06

Mon 08-Sun 15

0845 230 3232

19.00 Wendover Library Reading Group (1st Thursday), Wendover Library Room

Sat 06 Sun 07

www.bucksinfo.net/kehs

19.30 John Colet Schl Work Experience Open Evening for Prospective & Current Partners, see p32

daily Carers Week, see p 8

01296 424982 www.coombehillrun.org.uk www.wendoverarmtrust,co.uk www.carersbucks.org

19.00-21.00 "Bosom Buddies" breast cancer support group, Orchard Children's Ctre HP23 5DJ, see p 2

bosombuddies@hotmail.co.uk

Tue 09

19.30 Chiltern Humanists monthly meeting - "Republic", Library Room, see p 3

www.chilternhumanists.org.uk

Tue 09

19.45 Wendover Evening WI meeting – "Anniversaries of 2015", see p 3

Margaret Currell 01296 582318

Wed 10

morning Tai Chi Breakfast with Yangsheng School, Café in the Woods, Wendover Woods

www.yangshengtaichi.com

Wed 10

19.00 Grandparents Association Support Group (2nd Wednesday), Holiday Inn, Weston Turville

7949640156

Wed 10

19.30 Quiz Night at King & Queen, South Street

www.thekingandqueenw​endover.co.uk

Wed 10

20.00 A Clinton, Buckland & D Beauchamp Hort Society meeting, Anthony Hall HP22 5HS, see p 3

Thu 11 Thu 11 & 18

10.00 Wendover Twinning Association Coffee Morning (2nd Thursday), Red Lion 10.00-17.30 Living Well with the Impact of Cancer, 2 weeks (11 & 18 June), Missenden Abbey HP16 0PG

www.pennybrohncancer​care.org

Thu 11

10.30-11.30 Tea & Talk, Wendover Library Room, see ad p 3

0845 230 3232

Thu 11

10.30-12.00 "Time for a Cuppa", coffee morning, Abbeyfield House, Dobbins Lane

01296 625537

Thu 11

13.00-15.00 Carers Bucks monthly meeting, Wendover Library Room

www.carersbucks.org

Sat 13

14.00-17.00 Tea on the Lawn, St Michael & All Angels Church, Aston Clinton, see p 3

Sat 13

19.30 Wendover Music Concert, St Mary's Church, Wendover, see ad p 4

01296 630124

Sun 14

09.30 Newcomer/Easy Paced Cycle Ride from Wendover Clock Tower, see p 2

southbuckscycling.org.uk/rides

Sun 14 Sun 14 Tue 16 Tue 16 Tue 16

14.30-16.30 "Women in World War One", tea party with the WI, Wendover Library room, see ad p 5 15.00 Sunday ‘Stravaganza, tickets £12, St Mary the Virgin HP22 5HS, see ad p 5 14.30-15.30 Knit & Natter, Wendover Library Room 20.15 Wendover Memorial Hall AGM, all welcome 09.00-14.00 Legacy Antiques Fair, Wendover Memorial Hall, see ad p 6

Thu 18

10.15-11.45 Sages Monthly Meeting (3rd Thursday), Wendover Christian Centre

Thu 18

14.30 Wendover Horticultural Society - "Sweet Peas", Wendover Library Room

Thu 18

20.00 Ayles Ctre for the National Trust - "Florence Nightingale", Broughton Junior School, see p 4

Fri 19 Sat 20 & Sun 21 Sat 20 Sat 20 Sat 20

01296 424982 0845 230 3232

18.00 St Mary's Churchyard Tidy Up, St Mary's Church, Wendover

Thu 18

Fri 19

www.wendovermusic.org.uk

angelawmh@aol.co.uk

19.30 Film - "Birdman", Wendover Library Room, see p 4 20.00 Aston Wine Club - "Barbera & Champagne", Buckland Village Hall all day WJFC Annual Tournament, RAF Halton, see p 5 10.30 Wendover Christian Centre Book Club, Wendover Christian Centre 12.00-17.00 Weston Turville Village Fete, Weston Turville Village Hall, see p 4 14.00 Family History Talk - "The Domesday Survey", Prebendal Fm Comm Ctre HP19 7QW, see p 5

www.bucksfhs.org.uk

Sat 20

14.00-15.00 "The Power of Two" concert, Bucks County Museum HP20 2QP, see p 5

www.buckscountymuseum.org

Sun 21

11.00-17.00 Marsworth Steam & Classic Vehicle Rally, Startop Farm HP23 4LL, see p 5

www.MarsworthSteamRa​lly.co.uk

Sun 21

14.00-16.30 Art & Cream Teas in Dunsmore, Church of the Resurrection HP22 6QJ

Mon 22

10.00-12.00 The Wendover Society Coffee Morning, Wendover Library Room, see ad p 6

Wed 24

14.30-16.00 Reading Group for the Visually Impaired, Wendover Library Room

Fri 26

20.00 Weston Turville Historical Society meeting, AGM & Summer Special, WT Village Hall, see p 6

Sun 28

10.00-16.00 Monthly Craft Market (4th Sunday), Wendover Woods

Sun 28

14.00-17.00 Halton Village Open Gardens, adults £3, children free, see ad p 6

Sun 28

15.00-17.00 Cream Teas at St Mary the Virgin, Weston Turville, see ad p 6

Tue 30

20.00-22.00 The Dandy Kid Knit Club, Whitewaters Café, Back Street, Wendover

www.wendovernews.co.uk

01296 624270

editor@wendovernews.co.uk

0845 230 3232 secretary@WTHSoc.org.uk

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Matters Arising Wendover Parish Council Page

View from the Chair

Following on from my previous comments relating to the election for Parish Councillors, I have to say I was disappointed about the number of people who put themselves forward as this made it a non event. I had been looking forward to giving the Wendover Electorate more choice on who would represent them on the Parish Council. I duly put out an appeal for residents to nominate themselves for co-option and I’m pleased to say that we have four or five interested people willing to stand. More details at wendover-pc.gov.uk/council/ vacancies-for-parish-councillors-cooption/ A decision will be made at the Monday 1 June Parish Council meeting and things will hopefully progress quickly from there. Robert Duggan

The New Council

Your new Parish Council at their first meeting on Tuesday 19 May

Community Information Officer

The CIO has now officially moved to the Library and we would like to thank the library for taking on this community service. As this has freed up the ground floor area of the Clock Tower we are considering best use of the space. We would, temporarily, like to offer local groups and charities the opportunity of using the Clock Tower window for displays. Please let us know if you are interested and contact us to book a date.

As only ten people put themselves forward and fourteen were needed to prompt an election, the ten go forward automatically. Parish Council Meeting Nine are previous serving Councillors: Monday 1 June, 7.30pm Jennifer Ballantine, Marion Clayton, Library Room Robert Duggan, Roz Green, Nicky Gregory, David Haywood, Alan Myers, Tom Walsh George and Dragon Bus Shelter and Stephen Worth. The tenth and new After the accident last year that demolished Councillor is Sue Hetherington. the bus shelter there have been discussions Please see pages 14 & 15 for photos and a between Bucks County Council and Arriva paragraph written by each councillor so that regarding safety. We have been held up in replacing the shelter as we have been you know who they are. awaiting the outcome.

LED Street Light Upgrades

The current tranche of LED street light conversions has been completed and the vast majority of feedback has been positive. We are considering additional upgrades for 2015/16 if the budget allows.

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

Parking on Double Yellow Lines

We would ask those who thoughtlessly park cars on double yellow lines in the centre of Wendover to be more considerate. When dropped kerbs are blocked serious inconvenience is caused to those less able, who rely on walking sticks, frames or disabled buggies to get about. It is also dangerous when cars park, illegally, on both sides of the road in Great Lane, as this makes it difficult, if not impossible, to drive through meaning cars turning off the High Street cannot do so, causing a hazard on the main road.

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

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