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October 2011

21 October: ‎9 week Course - Parade Form up and Graduation Extras. AC Shuel laughing on graduation day. This is after 9 weeks of training, the recruits of Campion intake are ready to graduate into the Royal Air Force. This image was taken before the parade and we can see she is in high spirits-the energy and adrenaline in the atmosphere mixed with the anticipation of seeing their loved ones is certainly a rush for any airman and woman that left RAF Halton down the years.

Could you spend a few hours every month to volunteer as a Home Library Visitor? for information on volunteering visit your local library or contact the WRVS Project Manager on 01296 387863, email or click on
Loose Dogs: there have been some complaints about dogs being let off their leads and not properly controlled in the Princess Mary Gate area. This matter is being examined by various local authorities and the Police.

The Smile Design open day, 33 High Street Wendover, HP22 6DU, is until 8pm tonight and 11am to 4pm on Saturday 22 October.

22 October: Wendover HS2 Day continues until 4pm Gordon Findlay posted video material from the day

25 October : Local Priorities Workshop 31 October from 6.30pm in Halton Village Hall. Wendover Local Area Forum is planning a survey in December. To make sure your concerns are covered, come and talk to the organisers.
RAF Halton Senior Citizens Christmas Party
Please note that anyone who wants to go to the RAF Halton Senior Citizens Christmas Party must fill in a form available ONLY in this week's Bucks Herald - the issue of 26th October.
RAF Halton will be conducting a fireworks display within the bounds of the estate on 4th Nov 11 between 1830 and 1900.


RAF Halton wants to warn local pet owners and anyone else who might be disturbed by this event so that they can take their own adequate precautions.

2 November Faster broadband is just a Tweet away

Buckinghamshire’s Tweeters and Facebook users are being encouraged to join Buckinghamshire Business First’s new online campaign which aims to improve the county’s broadband infrastructure.

Buckinghamshire Business First (BBF) has announced the launch of a social media campaign in an effort to raise awareness of its project to roll out superfast broadband a...

3 November On 6th November Steven Smith will run the New York marathon as a finale to a grueling year to raise £100k for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

It has been almost a decade since Steven and his friends embarked on a mission to raise £100k for the MND Association. Having lost his mother to Motor Neurone Disease, a progressive neurodegenerative illness that causes, amongst other things, muscle ...


After considering the many comments on the above together with related information, Peter Hardy, Cabinet Member for Transportation has concluded that both of the proposed pedestrian/cycle paths should be implemented.

The work is scheduled to start in mid November and should take no longer than four weeks. ...

Are you part of a Voluntary Group which serves the South Bucks Area?
Community Impact Bucks is running four events in South Bucks allowing you to:
— Explore the challenges facing small voluntary groups

4 November: The Transport Select Committee's report on HS2 will be published on Tues 8 November on the TSC's website.
Strategic Volunteering Workshop from Community Impact Bucks

16 November : This is a one day workshop to help charities and not for profit organisations involve volunteers, including high calibre professionals, to reach strategic and long term goals.

HALTON HONOURS AFGHAN SERVICE Royal Air Force Halton has recently honoured several servicemen and women for their contribution to Operations in Afghanistan. Of the six servicemen and women recently returned from service in Afghanistan, four were awarded their Operational Service Medal with Clasp by the Station Commander, Group Captain Chris Elliot at a special ceremony this week.

In the event of an snow emergency, if you'd like to help either clearing by hand or rescue with your own 4x4 vehicle, please contact in advance: telephone 01296 383409 or email

Worried about clearing snow? Don't be. The government has published advice on how to clear snow safely: Clearing snow and ice from pavements yourself : Directgov - Newsroom

RAF Halton will be conducting a fireworks display within the bounds of the estate this evening between 1830 and 1900. it will be visible all around.


RAF Halton wants to warn local pet owners and anyone else who might be disturbed by this event so that they can take their own adequate precautions.

7 November: More about preparation for snow:

Information about BCC's county-wide gritting routes is available on If "local roads" means residential roads, they will not be gritted by the County Council.

People need to be aware that in severe weather, they may not be able to get out as they normally do. There is a need for "community spirit" in helping those who are more vulnerable and making sure they are warm and have what they need. An offer to shop, fetch prescriptions, just to pop in to make sure all is well, would I'm sure help to reassure people who are not able to get out. Winter maintenance | BCC SIC

Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) has advised that the following roads are salted routinely during the winter:
• Ellesborough Road, Wendover
• Tring Road, Wendover
• Aylesbury Road, Wendover
• High Street/Pound Street, Wendover
Wharf Road/Manor Road, Wendover
TfB Service Information Centre

8 November: The Select committee has published its report on HS2. it needs careful reading to see how much of the Stop HS2 Alliance case has been taken on board -

HS2 Transport Select Committee Report This statement is from Matt Jackson, Head of Conservation Policy & Strategy at the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust:

The Transport Select Committee report into High Speed 2 sets out clear challenges for the Government. The report highlights a number of areas where changes in approach are needed if the Government decides to go ahead.

HRH Princess Alexandra, this afternoon unveiled a tribute to commemorate Princess Mary’s Royal Air Force Hospital in Halton. The Tribute sits under a beautiful purple beech tree which was originally planted by her aunt HRH Princess Mary in 1927.

9 November: The Wendover Celebrates committee chose the winner of the Wendover Celebrates logo competition last Friday, 4 November 2011 in the Red Lion Hotel. For full details go to

Thursday 20 October saw nearly 200 people come together to Celebrate 100 years of Scouting in Wendover. The service was held at St Mary’s Church with the theme of ‘The Scout Promise’. The current membership of the group was joined by former leaders and supporters of the group going back over 40 years. more in the December edition of Wendover News.

Community Impact Bucks is putting on Christmas Day for the elderly at the Fairford Leys Centre. Details Maureen on 07514 034 779

The Aston Clinton School Christmas Shopping Evening is on Thursday 10 November in the School Hall at Aston Clinton School, Twitchell Lane, HP22 5JJ. Doors open at 7 and close at 10pm. Tickets can be bought in advance or on the door and a free drink is included in the entry charge of £3. There will be a wide selection of stalls from Jewellery to chocolate and stocking fillers to wine from a local vineyard !!

Last chance for heroic words
Now’s your last chance to praise your hero, because the closing date for the competition to write a poem on the theme of ‘Help for Heroes’ is fast approaching. The competition closes on November 11th and the winner of the best poem will win £250 in vouchers kindly donated by Primark. Entries are only accepted by post, accompanied by a cheque made out to Help for Heroes. Poetry Publishers United Press - Free Poetry Competitions & Self Publishing Service

Carers Bucks: join us for a fun session at 3pm in the Wendover Library Room on Thursday 10 November as we create beautiful cards for the festive season with an experienced card maker. Refreshments are served and you have a chance to chat and ask any questions you may have about your caring role. Tel 01296 392711

10 November: On Sunday 16 October, a lovely sunny day, Little Acorns Kindergarten held a 5/10K Fun Run and Welly Walk with the assistance of Jackie Robinson, of JPR Fitness and current parent, and Matthew Frost, ex parent. We had an amazing turn out of runners and our children and their families got up very early on a Sunday morning, 9.00am, to support the runners and take part in the welly walk. Bacons rolls, cakes (provided by our parents), teas, coffees and hot chocolate were served afterwards. We managed to raise a huge £730.00, a big thank you for everyone’s support and generosity. The money will be going towards new ICT equipment for the Kindergarten.

St Mary’s Church Wendover was burgled in October where items of value were stolen. Because the items were covered in smart water, the offenders threw them away and they were found by Herts Police. Work was carried out at the front counters of Hemel Hempstead and Wendover and the property was located back to the church. The staff at the church did all the leg work to and from Hemel Hempstead Police...Thames Valley Police - Crime prevention

Amersham, 11th November, 2011 - The Chiltern Branch of Samaritans celebrates the hundredth anniversary of the birth of its founder, Chad Varah. Born on 12 November 1911, Chad dedicated his life to listening to people struggling to cope until his death in 2007. He set up Samaritans to befriend those who had nowhere else to turn.

12 November: Wendover News added 7 new photos to the album Morris Men on the Manor Waste 12 Nov 2011.

A group of Morris Men including sides from Whitchurch and Towersey danced for the people of Wendover on the Manor Waste on Saturday 12 November 2012. For more details go to Video uploaded to the Wendover News Facebook

14 November: Wendover News added 23 new photos to the album Remembrance Day 2011.

16 November: Wendover News added 2 new photos to the album Halton Remembers 2011.

17 November: Hear Life & Times perform their 250-years-of-the-canals show WHERE THE WORKING BOATS WENT at Cheddington Village Hall, Bucks. on Saturday 19th November at 8:00pm.

Wendover Library Children in Need Coffee Morning: A great opportunity to meet friends and support Children in Need

18 November: I recently heard of a cyclist coming off their bike on wet leaves on the Pebble Way path alongside the Oxford Road and I thought it might be worth offering some words of advice. Wet leaves are very slippery, similar to ice and need to be treated with great caution. Avoid using your brakes and keep the bike upright and in a straight line when crossing patches of leaves.
Friday 18 November, 5.30-6.30pm, Come and join the party with Bookstart Bear for some FUN amd FROLICS and bring a favourite bedtime toy along. children must be supervised for this fundraising event for CHILDREN IN NEED

21 November: Volunteer work party day at BBOWTs Weston Turville reservoir wildlife reserve on Friday 25 November. Meet at Halton Lane entrance just before 10am and we will finish around 2pm. Bring packed lunch, water/hot flask, suitable clothing and wellies. Tools/training will be provided. Please contact 07981690945 for further details

Get Wendover Cycling invites everyone to visit their stall at the Christmas Charity Market on the Manor Waste on Saturday 26 November (9.15am to 1pm) to discuss current issues re cycle routes and cycle parking. We are also always interested in any suggestions for encouraging cycling within and around the village.

The Aylesbury group of the Cyclists’ Touring Club (CTC) organises rides starting from villages around Aylesbury:

Date Time Meet Refreshments Comments
4 Dec 9.30 am Quainton Jenny Wren's Café Moderate, not too hilly
Windmill Winslow

For more details please contact Peter Robinson 01296 425015, Chairman, Aylesbury Cycling Campaign

The winning photos in the Wendover Arm Photography Competition have now been printed as Christmas Cards which can be bought at the Wendover Christmas Charity Market on Saturday 26 November on the Manor Waste HP22 6EA. Wendover Arm Trust

Neighbourhood Inspector Emma Garside would like to reassure residents that we are working hard to tackle the recent anti-social behaviour in the Halton area of Aylesbury. We are determined to bring to justice all of those who have been involved and this type of behaviour and intimidation will not be tolerated.

It was started by a domestic incident that has grown to involve a number of people. This...(more)
23 November: This bird sat in an apple tree in the Wendover backgarden of Tom Wright for about 3 hours on Sunday 20/11/2011. It is a female Australian King Parrot and, according to an RSPB guy who identified on the parrot alert website (yes there is one!). It has been around the area for several months and so has "gone native" and should not now be caught!!


A group of children from Halton Combined School have this week taken road safety into their own hands.

To coincide with RAF Halton’s speed safety week the children worked with the Police Flight to conduct speed tests on all the vehicles leaving the Station where the speed limit is 20MPH.

All those who were caught speeding were pulled over by PC Sam Bradley, RAF Halton’s Community Policeman, whereupon the children asked the offending driver a series of questions designed to make them think about the very few gains of speeding against the possible consequences of crashing or hitting someone, particularly a child.

One of the ‘offenders’, Flight Lieutenant Zia Higgins said: “Although I was planted so that that the kids could practise their questions, it definitely put speeding into perspective for me. It would only take a couple of seconds of distraction to cause an accident and hitting a child at 30MPH instead of 20MPH would make a massive difference to their injuries.”

The visit by the school children coincided with RAF Halton’s Road Safety Week organised by PC Bradley. Conducted annually the week saw a series of different activities all aimed at increasing awareness in a variety of road safety issues. PC Bradley said: “Road safety shouldn’t just be reserved for one week per year, it’s important that people look after their vehicles all year round in order to keep themselves and other people safe.”

26 November: During December 2011 AVDC and WPC are conducting a survey to ask the people of Wendover how they see the future. A questionnaire will be delivered to each home or you can complete the online survey using the link on the WPC website The Wendover Fact Pack can also be downloaded from the same site or read in the Clock Tower or the Library. This is your chance to influence planning for the next 20 years.

Wendover Celebrates: date for your diary Monday 4 June 2012

This Christmas, Aylesbury’s fashion event of the year in aid of the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity (FNHC) is back - and it’s more festive than ever! This year’s Fashion & Retail Therapy Show will be starring top young models -showing off this year’s winter-wonderland must-haves, at Aylesbury High School (AHS), on Friday 2nd December, doors open at 7.00pm.
Please go to to help Bucks County Council to choose how to spend money on potential local projects.

Ellesborough Silver Band provided a merry musical background to the Wendover Grand Charity Christmas Market held in sunshine on the Manor Waste on the morning of Saturday 26 November.

RAF Halton and Bucks New University have teamed up once again in a mutually beneficial arrangement. Co-ordinated by the Halton House Heritage Committee, the students undertaking the MA in Furniture Conservation and Decorative Arts recently spent four days restoring and conservation-cleaning a vast chandelier in Halton House Officers’ Mess.

28 November: The Wendover Local Area Forum project Wendover Decides has now gone live.

Please go to and have your say on how the LAF's £10,000 funding should be allocated to twelve local projects.

Please vote and support the projects of your choice!


As part of its ‘Charity of the Year’ partnership, the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity (FNHC) and Waterside Theatre are to host a special Carols @ Christmas to Celebrate Life concert in aid of the Aylesbury-based Hospice on Sunday 11th December, 4.00pm-5.00pm.

30 November: The tree is going up outside Lloyds pharmacy. This is the first Manor Waste activity in the lead up to the great skating and late night opening extravaganza which will happen on the afternoon and evening of Wednesday 7 December. Put the date in your diary now.

Wendover Library Santa Stories Tuesday 13 November 2-2.45pm
Christmas Day lunch - If you know anyone who will be alone on Christmas Day, they may like to join in the free festivities at St Mary’s Church Aylesbury 12 noon to 3pm. To book in advance call 01296 437641 10am and 2pm Monday to Friday and advise of dietary and travel requirements. Spaces are limited so book early!

Missing cat called meacha 4 years old tortoise shell brown plz look every where marys gate is where she lives: Princess Mary Gate is the name of the new housing development where the RAF Princess Mary Hospital used to be - off the Tring Road.


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