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Not just coffee

Tuesday mornings 8.30am to 12 noon, Wendover Christian Centre

Wendover’s new Coffee Morning opens its doors on Tuesday 28 February. If you are taking children to school, doing some early shopping or have a few minutes to spare on a Tuesday morning, why not drop in to Wendover Christian Centre? Good coffee will be available, but Not Just Coffee! You will also be able to enjoy tea and pastries in a child-friendly atmosphere – a chance to relax with friends or to meet up with others.  In school holidays, ‘Not Just Coffee’ continues, but starts at 10.00 am Just call in... all are welcome.

Battle of the Bands

Closing date 9 March

We are searching for young bands, groups or singers to audition in our Battle of the Bands competition, to win the chance to play on a professional stage to 5000 people and be the opening act at the event of the year - Wendover Celebrates. The competition will be held in Wendover Memorial Hall on Saturday, 31 March from 7.30pm. There will be a well stocked bar and . . . tickets will be available on the door for the small fee of £3. Contact us for details of how to submit a demo tape for the event before 9 March on

Lionel Abel-Smith Trust

Closing Date for applications is 31 March

The Lionel Abel-Smith Trust, formerly known as Wendover Community Trust, invites applications at the 34th Annual Meeting on Friday 4 May.  Please write to or email The Clerk, Mrs Glenys Newman, giving as much information as possible, including your contact telephone number or email:

  • 14A Vicarage Close, Wendover, Bucks HP22 6DS

Lent Meetings 2012

Four Tuesday evenings in March, 7.30pm, Wendover Christian Centre

Churches Together Lent Meetings continue on each Tuesday evening in March.  Perhaps you would like to pray, but are not sure how to begin. Perhaps you want to develop your spirituality and would like to explore this with others.

This year the Lent Meetings explore ways to pray, meditate and contemplate, drawing on a range of spirituality, both ancient and modern. Everyone is welcome to come for one meeting or to attend the whole series.  Please arrive at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start, finishing at 9pm.

Wendover Music

Wendover Music tickets are now on sale at Wendover, Princes Risborough and Aylesbury Tourist Information Centres.   Aylesbury Visitor Information Centre offers a credit card hotline, 01296 330559 (a booking fee will apply) for those who prefer to book by telephone.

Early booking is advisable as this looks to be a wonderful season!  The concerts are all on Saturdays, beginning at 7.30pm, in the comfortable, tranquil setting of St Mary’s Church.  

Season Tickets £42 (concs £39)/Child (+5 years) £4; Concert Tickets £14 (concs £13)/Child (+5 years) £1 * Jazz Concert £10.  Further information: 01296 615753,

Wendover History Walk Dates,2012

23 Apr, 14 May, 18 Jun, 2 Jul & 10 Sep

Mondays @ 1.30pm from St Mary's Church

Tickets (£7) are on sale in Wendover Clock Tower from Thursday 1 March for the fourth year of the Wendover History Walk: 01296 696759.  All tickets must be purchased in advance.  The programme starts in St Mary’s Church, Wendover.  Wendover Inhabitants from the past are encountered on a circular walk (mainly on the level, lasting about an hour).  The group returns to the church, with the final character, where a delicious afternoon tea will be served.

Hop Along for Bedtime Story Time

Friday 2nd March, 5.30 - 6.00 pm

For 4-7 year olds. Come and join Mel for some storytelling about Spring and things that change, (like frogs!)
Dressing up encouraged!
Just turn up - it’s free!

Tel: 0845 2303232

Fairtrade Brunch

Saturday 10 March 8.30 – 11am, Wendover Christian Centre

The popular Fairtrade Brunch will take place at Wendover Christian Centre on Saturday 10 March, from 8.30 to 11am where you can enjoy a meal of fairly traded and locally sourced ingredients. Whether you like eggs and bacon, cereal, toast, fruit juice, tea or coffee (or all of them) there will be something tasty to start off your Saturday in style!

Sporting Hero?

Monday 12 March 6.30pm, Stoke Mandeville Stadium

In 2012 anyone can become a Sporting Hero.  Bucks resident, and our greatest Olympian, Sir Steve Redgrave, is urging anyone 16 or over to become a Sport Maker and help make sport happen where they live, work or study. Your first step is to register for one of the free Sport Maker events being held at fantastic sporting venues around the county. The first event is on 12 March (6.30pm to 9.30pm) at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, the national centre for disability sport and the birthplace of the Paralympics. At this inspirational event you’ll meet sports champions, get free Adidas kit, a one day pass to Harpers (which includes the gym, group training, swimming & tennis) and the chance to win London 2012 prizes including a month’s free membership to Harpers. For more details call Stephen Green on 01296 585626 or log onto

Wendover Community Library

Wednesday 14 March, 2-4pm at WENDOVER BOWLS CLUB

All those who volunteered to help at the new Wendover Community Library should have received an invitation to this meeting.

Anyone who would like to volunteer any practical skills from Library work to Gardening, is very welcome to attend to hear details of the opportunities available. 

Please note the venue is Wendover Bowls Club in Dobbins Lane.

Crackerjoke Writer

Fri 16 /Sat 17 Mar, 8pm, Halton Village Hall

March sees the welcome return of World’s End Players with their latest production of a play that will be touring Drama Festivals in the East of England during the next few weeks.

This award winning, local drama company who have previously won the British All Winners
title will be performing the one act comedy, “Crackerjoke Writer” by Paul Richards (not suitable for young children) at Halton Village Hall on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th March at 8pm. 

Included in the £8 ticket price is a ploughman’s supper and refreshments will also be available. Book early for this popular social evening of food and quality theatre. Reserve your table by ringing 01296 625582 or 624581 

WI Coffee Morning

Sat 17 March, 10am-12, W Library Room

Free admission to our coffee morning: homemade cakes, preserves, crafts, tombola, every ticket wins a prize, greetings cards for every occasion, tea and coffee.  Everyone very welcome.

Mothering Sunday Crafts

Sat 17 March, St Anne’s Hall, 10am-12

Churches Together Getting ready for Mother's Day.  On Saturday 17 March, as a way of getting ready for Mothering Sunday, we are holding a craft morning.  There will be a variety of activities available so that the children can enjoy making a special gift for mums and those who care.  It will run from 10am to midday, at St Anne's Hall Wendover. 

Dads - why not give mums a morning off, and bring the kids! 
Mums and Grannies you are of course welcome. Tea and coffee is available too.
Look forward to seeing you there!

Charity Dinner For Great Ormond Street Hospital

Friday 23rd March 2012, 7.30pmPhoto of Abdul

Please book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
There are 2 set Menus to choose from:

Set Menu 1:       

Papadoms + Chutney                                                      
Chef Selection Platter                                                     
Mumbai Flame or Butter Chicken                              
Bombay Aloo or Sag Aloo                                              
Pilau Rice + Choice of Nan                                           

Set Menu 2:

Papadoms + Chutney
Chef Selection Platter
Lamb Chop Bhuna or LambJalfrezi
Bombay Aloo or Sag Aloo
Pilau Rice+ Choice of Nan

Vegetarian Option available on Request


Both Set Menus are £14.95 per Person

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that all the money raised by dining will be given to Great Ormond Street Hospital, which is for children with severe medical conditions who need our help!!

The Evening will Commence from 7:00pm until Midnight

We have the honour of having David Lidington (MP Aylesbury) attending our Charity Event to help us making this evening a great success.

We hope to see you Friday 23rd March 2012 for your dining pleasure. Thank you on behalf of the management team at the Spice Cottage.

57 Tring Road Wendover, Buckinghamshire HP22 6NU
01296 625 202

Wendover Celebrates Quiz

Fri 23 March, 7.30pm, W Memorial Hall

This is the second quiz supporting Wendover Celebrates, the Parade and Carnival on Monday 4 June.  Tickets £10 per head in tables of 7, 8 or 9 via Wendover Clock Tower or

WPC Spring Charity Market

Sat 24 March 9.00-13.00 Manor Waste

Wendover Celebrates will be happening in June so the Charity Market will be in Spring again this year.  Come along and support or join local causes.

Jazzercise Dances For Sport Relief!Logo of Jazzercise

9.00am- 12.30 Sat 24 Mar Grange School Sports Hall HP21 7NH

Jazzercise are planning a massive event to raise money for Sport Relief.  It will be a triple session workout (three 45 minute sessions) and there will be 12 instructors teaching the sessions.
Registration for the event is £5 per person, with all the money going to Sport Relief and then the choice to get sponsored to raise even more money.

There is an amazing program of events lined up not just for the Jazzercisers, but for the whole family as well! We will have Craft stalls, fundraising stalls, Jazzercise t-shirts & other items for sale, refreshments, kids activities and entertainment etc etc, so make sure you book this date for your whole family to come along. Logo of Sport Relief

There will also be a raffle with fantastic prizes such as a Fortnum & Mason hamper, Go Karting session, and restaurant vouchers. If you want to just come and browse the stalls, then entrance is free.

For further information look on website or contact Keri Donnellan on her email address: or telephone 07900 987230.



BBOWT Conservation Work Party

Thursday 29 March, 10-2.30, WT Reservoir

If you would like to help, please contact Diccon Proctor, Volunteer Warden, 07799-686080,

Rossini’s Messe Solonelle

Saturday 31 Mar, 7.30pm, SS Peter & Paul, Tring

Tring Choral Society will be performing Rossini's 'Messe Solennelle', conducted by Colin Stevens. Tickets: £11 (£10), £5 for U18's, from members, or the Box Office (Iain Rennie Hospice Shop, Tring), or phone 01442 300949.

Courtyard Charity Fair

Saturday 5 May, The Courtyard

Calling local craft makers for 'The Courtyard Charity Fair' on Sat 5 May.  Anyone interested in a stall please call Melanie on 07854 787733 or pop in to 'a little bird told me gallery'.

St Marys Wendover Celebrates 2012

A Festival of Flowers, Music and Refreshments!

Saturday 5 May – Monday 7 May

Put it in your diary now!

Flower and Art Displays – AMC Big Band – Songs of Praise - Pimms

Returning once again following its success in 2010, St Mary’s Church will be hosting a community-wide celebration of flowers, music and refreshments throughout the whole May bank holiday weekend. There will be something fun for everyone. For more information or to see how you can get involved, please pop into @St Marys on Wendover High Street, email Carol Crockett at or call 01296 612528. A full programme will be published in the next edition of Wendover News. 

Future Events

Twinning visit

Twinning Association

Saturday 28 April

Wendover Twinning Association will be hosting a party of friends from Liffré who will arrive on Saturday 28 April for a long weekend, and the committee is currently organising the programme of entertainment.

In spite of all the bad feeling that the press is determined to whip up between England and France, our Liffréen friends love coming here: many come year after year and are committed Anglophiles.  It is pleasing to note that new visitors who arrive very apprehensive about what Wendover (and England in general) has in store for them leave determined to come back at the earliest opportunity.  This is an attitude that  we should foster – after all, the Town Twinning  movement started soon after 1945 when it was vowed that Europe should never again be torn apart by war: the original idea was to establish and maintain friendships between countries. Our link with Liffré was sealed in 1976 with a signed charter which  is on display on the end wall of Wendover Library along with various gifts received over the years. We really want to keep the momentum going and to accomplish this we need new members of all ages.

However this is first and foremost a call to arms!  Can you help us by hosting a family, a couple or just one single Anglophile from Saturday 28 April to Tuesday 1 May?  There will be a programme of events and plenty of back-up for the nervous host, and you really don’t need to speak French.  Many of our Liffréen friends speak some English and Association members can help out.  For more information please phone one of the following: Barbara Jefford  624708; Mike Greaves 622778; Glynis Smith 625565.

Wendover Celebrates Update Logo of Wendover Celebrates

4 June 2012 - Save the Date!

Full details available at

There are two fantastic fun opportunities to support Wendover Celebrates and meet some of the organisers at the Wendover Celebrates Quizzes on Fridays 24 February and 23 March in Wendover Memorial Hall.  The quizzes will use the concepts of Jubilee and Olympics in the questions in a light-hearted way. 

Wendover Round Table is providing a bar.  Round up your team of 8 and go onto the website to book your table:

There are two fantastic fun opportunities to support Wendover Celebrates and meet some of the organisers at the Wendover Celebrates Quiz on Friday 23 March and the Battle of the Bands on Friday 30 March both at 7.30pm in Wendover Memorial Hall.

 The Quiz will use the concepts of Jubilee and Olympics in the questions in a light-hearted way. Wendover Round Table is providing a bar. Round up your team of 8 and go onto the website to book your table: If you have difficulty accessing a computer, Wendover Clocktower will help. A fish and chip supper is included in the price of £10 per head (vegetarian option available), booking essential. A great night out, highly recommended.

 The Battle of the Bands requires a demo tape to be sent before the closing date of Friday 9 March if you wish to perform. Audience enjoyment is guaranteed for the small price of £3 on the door.  Don’t miss it!