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04 December 2017The Wendover Society - Chairman's Letter December 2017
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The Wendover Society - Chairman's Letter December 2017
Monday 04 December 2017

 Dear Member 

As we are approaching the year end we wanted to update you on the activity we have been undertaking since we prepared the newsletter back in August.

It’s been a busy time for the whole committee and I would like to thank them all for their involvement and the dedication with which they have worked on behalf of the Society. 


 Bob Lewis and John Bryson on behalf of the committee continue to support the work of the Parish Council.  A letter has been sent to the HS2 contractors in conjunction with Great Missenden and the Lee Parish Councils asking for them to consider alternative options to the planned tunnelling, The Wendover Society was asked to contribute to this letter and we are one of the signatories to it. Bob together with Tom Walsh the WPC Chairman recently went to meet the Prime Ministers environmental advisor at No10 Downing Street to press the case for mitigation to the plans.


Our VALP response (see below) highlighted the need for more parking in Wendover. Work is continuing to lobby various Councillors of the need for an extended parking provision, we will be communicating more about this in the New Year and we are gathering evidence to support our case.

Speeding / traffic noise

 Members have raised with us the problems of speeding and traffic noise along the by-pass and the Aylesbury Road. It does appear to us that the police and BCC & AVDC have other priorities they want to pursue so the problems persist without intervention from the authorities. One of our members (Andrew Burnett) helpfully produced a report and together with this we asked the Parish Council to back our plea for something to be done. Discussions are ongoing but we hope that there will be further progress in the New Year, recently Bucks CC have been carrying out a traffic survey in Wendover so we hope this may provide additional information to help our case.

Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan

As you know the Society has made a response to the VALP ahead of the closing date of 14th December. This has elicited many positive comments from members (thank you) and has received the attention of bodies and groups outside of Wendover. I received an invitation from Mix96 the local Aylesbury radio station for an interview on our views and I was able to reinforce our position that we are not against development per se but want to see the necessary infrastructure provision put in place to support it. AVDC made a response to the interview by saying “As the site will not close until 2022, there is sufficient time available to address infrastructure concerns as part of this work and ensure that this site makes the appropriate contribution to the infrastructure that any housing and employment growth that this location generates.” We will hold them to that! 

Dates for your diary

No doubt you now have your 2018 diaries to hand. Please note the following for the New Year

 Our AGM is being held on Friday 23rd February @ 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall. This is an important event in the Society year as its your opportunity to hold the Committee to account and to throw compliments / brickbats as appropriate! Our speaker for the evening will be Dr Johnny Marshall. You may know him as one of our local GP’s but in addition until last September he was the Group Director of Policy at the NHS Federation, so he will be well placed to talk about the future of healthcare in our area.

Coffee morning – Friday 16th February 2018 10.00 am – 12.00 noon.  This popular event returns with a talk by Val & Richard Brown, Voluntary Footpath Wardens in Wendover Parish for the Chiltern Society. We all know we are in good walking country here in the Chilterns so put the date in your diary to hear all about it

Please give a helping hand to the Foodbank

As we are now approaching the season of goodwill, we have a plea and a suggestion for you. We all know that some members of our community are not as fortunate as others, some have to rely on the local foodbank run by the Chiltern Foodbank, I am told that currently as many as 30 Wendover families are dependent on this. Many retired members I know like to donate some if not all of their Government Christmas winter fuel payment to charity at this time of year so perhaps we could nudge not just them but all of you in the direction of the food bank? You can donate either by putting goods in the collection bin sited by the tills at Bugden’s or make an online donation by following this link

Giving a little means so much to people in need especially at this time of year 

In conclusion, on behalf of the Committee could I thank you for your support in the past year and wish you all seasons greetings


John Mayhead CBE

Chairman – The Wendover Society