1:57pm Friday 12th September 2014
OUR new President, Tony, is what you might call a “good egg”. Apart from being a Lion he also runs swimming for disabled children (and that’s actually in the water) several times a week and later this month he’ll be holding a coffee morning in aid of the Macmillan Nurses – generous to a fault. He also has a pretty good understanding of his fellow Lions and their proclivities. (Nice word that – covers a multitude of sins.) So, through items a-j of the minutes of the last business meeting he suggested, very politely, how we could improve things. Nothing major, just a few drops of oil to make the club machine run more smoothly. But I think he’ll be keeping us up to the mark no matter how rambunctious we get.
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POLICE Neighbourhood Panel meeting: Discussion at last week’s meeting included information on Hampshire Constabulary’s Community SpeedWatch initiative, which trains volunteers to monitor speeding on local roads.
10:59am Friday 12th September 2014
CHINEHAM’S annual Neighbourhood Watch Cycle Treasure Hunt: Is this coming Sunday, and starts are between 2pm and 2.30pm from Chineham Scout Hall, Hanmore Road. Family entry is £6, adults £2, and children £1.
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ALL the news...that was fit to deliver was the province of Tony Rumbold, 84, whose passing last month was marked by a packed Rotherwick church in tribute to a much-loved and much-missed local character.
10:46am Friday 12th September 2014
GRATEFUL thanks: Cynthia Turvey says: “Thank you very much for all the sympathy and kindness I’ve received since Michael passed away. I’m also very grateful for the donations to Macmillan Cancer Relief, which is very much appreciated.”
10:44am Friday 12th September 2014
COMMUNITY Garden: If you like being out in the fresh air and want to learn about gardening, then Incredible Edible is looking for volunteers to work on its South Ham community garden. For further information, contact Nicky on 464571.
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9:28am Friday 29th August 2014
BRAMLEY show: Everyone in the village should have received a schedule in their July/August Bramley magazine, so this is a reminder for Saturday. Exhibitors should be at the village hall in The Street at 8.30am to set up their entries and should have finished this job by 10.30am. The judging then takes place. The show will open to the public at 2pm. The prize-giving, auction and raffle take place from 3pm, and teas will be served all afternoon. Free entry but donations are welcome. Contact 01256 881691 or 01256 881529.
9:25am Friday 29th August 2014
BCoT news: BCoT’s part-time enrolment evening takes place on Tuesday, September 2 from 5pm-8pm. The range of subject headings is truly impressive, spanning accountancy, holistic therapies, and interior design through to warehousing and logistics. And if you can’t make it on the day, you can still call or drop into the college during normal working hours Monday to Friday.
9:20am Friday 29th August 2014
CHINEHAM Village Club: This Saturday, it’s Race Night in the lounge bar from 7.45pm. Families are welcome. And don’t forget, every Sunday, the club hosts poker games. The first session is at 7pm, the second at 9pm.
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JUMBLE Sale: Once again it’s time for the village hall’s bumper event on September 13 from 2pm. Get sorting and bring saleable goods to the hall foyer from the preceding Monday. All profits go towards building maintenance.
9:01am Friday 29th August 2014
LOCAL Plan: The parish council has been looking into the impact of future development on Rotherwick and how to ensure planning issues do not compromise the essential character of the village in the absence of a district Local Plan.
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YOUTH Project: A reminder that Summer Streetz finishes today with the youth club at Russell Howard Sports Pavilion returning to its normal times next week. The club, for eight to 19-year-olds is held on Wednesdays and Fridays, 6.30pm-8.30pm. For further details contact 464571.
8:39am Friday 29th August 2014
CASH boost: A big thank you to all those who gave at a recent collection outside Sainsbury’s, Tadley. We raised more than £460 for the British Polio Fellowship. This is a charity that celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, and looks after those who suffered the after effects of polio many years later. The local branch meets regularly. Ring me for more details.
9:50am Friday 22nd August 2014
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EVENING bus service: In town on a Friday or Saturday evening? The borough council is running a pilot evening bus service, connecting from the bus and train stations to six other parts of the town as well as northwards to Baughurst. See the council’s website at basingstoke.gov.uk/ browse/transport-and-streets/ public-transport/eveningbus pilot.htm for further details.
9:43am Friday 22nd August 2014
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9:34am Friday 22nd August 2014
COME and support our cricket team: On Sunday, the Oakley Cricket team will be in the final of the Guy Jewell Plate. The T20 game will be played at May’s Bounty in Basingstoke, starting at noon, so any support would be greatly appreciated.
9:14am Friday 22nd August 2014
CONGRATULATIONS: To the Linden Market, our local Spar store, for its first 50 years of trading in Old Basing! To thank its customers, everyone is invited to two days of wine and food tastings, with a barbecue, raffle and general enjoyment this coming Friday and Saturday, in and around the shop in Linden Avenue. Any money raised will benefit local Scout and Guide groups. THE Food Bank: Old Basing’s contributions are organised by Jane Whiter on . Particularly requested are toiletries, biscuits, tins of meat, desserts, sugar and savoury biscuits and spreads as well as used carrier bags. FUN and frolics: At UKIP’s Summer Party last Saturday, when members and friends of the Basingstoke and North East Hampshire branches congregated at Manor Farm, Newnham. CARIBBEAN evening: Tickets on sale from Vena on 07970 418856, adults £8 and under-15s £4, for Sept-ember 6, 6pm-10pm, in the Parish Room.
9:07am Friday 22nd August 2014
SCOOP the Poop: ‘Thought we’d share a little ode/About unwanted droppings in the road/To love our dogs as much as we do/Comes hand in hand with picking up poo!/It’s such a simple little task/To pick it up is all we ask/If each one of us does the same/There’ll be no need to name and shame/Come on my friends – yes, you can guess/Let’s keep our village free from mess!’ Many thanks to Judy, Ann and Madeline for contributing this light-hearted reminder that dog fouling is once again becoming a hazard on our footpaths and parks.
9:05am Friday 22nd August 2014
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10:55am Friday 15th August 2014
WALKING for Health: Meets at Baughurst Scout Hut, in Ash Lane, at 10.30am, on the second and fourth Friday of the month. The walks are led by volunteers, and last about an hour. Please wear suitable clothes and shoes.
10:53am Friday 15th August 2014
TEA at 3: The event, in aid of St Michael’s Hospice, organised by Becky, Rita and Jeanette at the Old School on July 20, was a tremendous success on a lovely, sunny afternoon, which brought friends from all around to tea in a garden party atmosphere.
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OPERA Gala: Join Mimi and Rudolfo, as once more her ‘little hand is frozen’ at Tylney Hall this Sunday, as the Candlelight Chamber Orchestra accompanies Puccini’s tragic story of doomed love La Boheme, set during the 1840s in the Latin Quarter of Paris.
10:24am Friday 15th August 2014
SHERFIELD Show: Is on Saturday, September 6, 2pm at the village hall. All the favourite classes will be represented, plus some new ones including ‘Selfies’ in the children’s classes. So pick up a schedule from House Twenty8, The Shop or look online at sherfieldshow.hampshire.org.uk and see what you can enter. It is fun for all the family!
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