Wendover Parish Council – View from the Clocktower, September 2023

New Councillors

We are pleased to announce that the  Council is now up to full strength and the increased capacity will allow us to do more for the community. We welcome Patrick O’Donnell to the Council. Patrick has served all around the world with the RAF and after multiple postings at Halton decided to make Wendover his permanent home. His many experiences should really help the Council and the local community.

Community Orchard

Our Community Orchard, off the Heron Path, is overflowing with a bountiful harvest. There is a mix of apples (cooking and eating), pears and quince all looking good to eat or cook and all free to collect. The wasps are about to start getting interested in them so it’s worth dropping down there to see what you can glean. If you want to learn more about the orchard, then please visit: www.wendover-pc.gov.uk/community-orchard

Best Kept Village

We are proud to announce that we have won the Bucks Best Kept Village, Michaelis Cup (for villages and towns over 3,000 residents). It has been a tough year to keep the parish looking good with many challenges from the canal towpath being out of action, HS2, equipment failure and vandalism so we are pleased that we have been able to make the space look the best it can for residents and visitors alike.

The award also recognises the effort private individuals make to keep their gardens and or communal areas looking in top condition, so this recognition is not just for the Parish Council but all residents and businesses who strive to keep our parish looking great.


Following on from the Best Kept Village there is still a lot of confusion as to who does what around Wendover. A lot of people are worried about the state of the grass, trees and bushes. It is particularly frustrating in Princess Mary Gate where so many organisations are involved in maintaining the space. At PMG we only look after the helicopter play park and for the rest of Wendover there is a map of what we look after at www.wendover-pc.gov.uk/services. If you have a problem with something where you live then your best first port of call is the Buckinghamshire Council Fix My Street reporting tool at www.fixmystreet.buckinghamshire.gov.uk. 


We were pleased to be invited to a site visit at the Wendover Dean Viaduct along with other councillors to see some of the construction and talk about some of the issues impacting the Parish. 

There is no doubt that the construction is impacting the day-to-day life of the people of Wendover. 

The Parish Council will be looking to hold a public meeting in October to update people on the current issues and what is being done to mitigate against them. Please see the next edition  for the date and details.