10:02am Friday 26th September 2014
9:59am Friday 26th September 2014
BRAMLEY Show: Winners of Children’s Classes – The Bramley Show Children’s Cup was awarded to Samara Pranada, who also won the Sam Bruce Cup (children’s painting competition). The Reed Challenge Cup Best in Show Children’s Section winner was Gregory Harbot. The committee was so impressed by the imagination and number of children’s entries that a £10 voucher has been donated to Bramley school as an encouragement for 2015.
9:57am Friday 26th September 2014
BAGS 2 School collection: The Church of Christ the King is collecting old clothes, belts and bags in order to raise money for their Sunday School. Any donations will be gratefully received by the deadline of Friday, October 10. Please let me know if you have items that need collecting.
9:55am Friday 26th September 2014
9:52am Friday 26th September 2014
GREENING Chineham’s Basingstoke Green Week contribution: Today, there will be a free showing of the film Trashed with Jeremy Irons. It starts at 7pm in the Shaftsbury Room at Christ Church. Free refreshments and a discussion will follow.
9:49am Friday 26th September 2014
PLAY time: I’d like to apologise, in advance retrospectively (time-travel paragraph), as I’m typing this on Monday but you’ll be reading it on Thursday – so, sorry about any rowdiness in the streets of Cliddesden the night before last.
9:47am Friday 26th September 2014
BENEVOLENT weekend in Ellisfield: Do go along to Ellisfield Memorial Hall on Saturday, between 10am and noon, and support Celia Lunn and Pat Gould, who will host the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on behalf of Ellisfield Ladies’ to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Enjoy coffee and cake and a chat whilst supporting a good cause.
9:44am Friday 26th September 2014
9:38am Friday 26th September 2014
KANCARE Coffee Club: Today's Kancare Coffee Club will be run as part of the national Macmillan Coffee Morning event, meeting at St Mark’s Church between 10am and 11am. Everybody is welcome to join in for a cup of tea/coffee and cake and some interesting company. Cakes will also be on sale to take home. All proceeds will go to the Macmillan Cancer charity.
9:36am Friday 26th September 2014
OAKLEY Table Tennis Club: Meets each Thursday, from 8pm to 10pm at Andover Road Village Hall. They are looking for new members – if you are interested you can just turn up and find out more information and have a go.
9:33am Friday 26th September 2014
TABLE Top Sale: Crafts or clothes to sell? Phone Kath on 473402 for space on Saturday, October 11, at the village hall from 10am-2pm. The cost is £12 per table, and setting up from 9am. Any donations will benefit St Michael’s Hospice.
9:31am Friday 26th September 2014
9:21am Friday 26th September 2014
WILD Child: Is a new baby and toddler session which encourages enjoyment of outdoor play and nature. Each session will begin and end in the village hall, and will involve some outdoor fun on the village green. There will be games, songs, stories and much more.
9:15am Friday 26th September 2014
GROUP Sax: Play in Silchester Parish Church, on October 11, with a concert for children at 3.30pm entitled Come Fly with Me. Adults £5, children free. Listen and learn about various saxophones. A further concert will take place at 7.30pm. Tickets for the evening are £10, from 0118 970 0825.
9:09am Friday 26th September 2014
SOUTH Ham Show: A talent contest is to be held at St Andrew’s Church, Western Way, on Saturday, October 18, from 2pm-4pm. So why not come along and show your talent. The costs for groups are £5, and £2 for individuals, apply by emailing email@example.com. It is all for a good cause as profits will be shared between St Michael’s Hospice and St Andrew’s Church.
9:05am Friday 26th September 2014
MACMILLAN Coffee Morning: Today, at the community centre, Newchurch Road, from 10.30am-12.30pm. There is also a coffee morning at The Ambassador Club, Hangar Road, from 10am-noon, where there will be book and cake stalls and a raffle. All are welcome at both events and it’s for a worthy cause.
10:32am Friday 19th September 2014
10:30am Friday 19th September 2014
MORE news on Basingstoke Green Week: This coming Saturday is Basingstoke Green Fair at Castle Square, in The Malls, from 9am to 4.30pm, where you can find information and produce such as local organic vegetables.
10:28am Friday 19th September 2014
GREEN Week: As part of Basingstoke Green Week, Greening Chineham has organised litter picks on Wednesday, September 24, from 10am and 5pm. Meet at Chineham Village Hall playground. Equipment will be provided.
10:21am Friday 19th September 2014
10:15am Friday 19th September 2014
SCHOOL visits: Parents/carers of children due to start school next September are invited to visit St Mark’s Primary on the following dates: October 9 at 7pm; October 16 at 2pm; October 20 at 10am; November 5 at 2pm; November 6 at 10am; November 11 at 7pm; November 19 at 7pm; and November 25 at 10am.
10:11am Friday 19th September 2014
10:00am Friday 19th September 2014
REST in peace...and rise in glory! Many will remember The Reverend Philip Brownless, who was vicar of Mattingley and Heckfield from 1971 to 1984, and included Rotherwick from 1974 onwards, as part of the HMR parish we know today.
9:53am Friday 19th September 2014
PARISH pump: At the September meeting, the parish council objected to the planning application for the change of use of land off Dixon Road for the “stationing of caravans for residential purposes for three gypsy pitches”, and agreed to employ a planning specialist to object on their behalf.
9:50am Friday 19th September 2014
BEER Festival: A large crowd enjoyed various beers and took home souvenir tankards. Thanks to the Silchester Association for organising this evening. Profits will go towards a defibrillator for the village.
9:46am Friday 19th September 2014
9:42am Friday 19th September 2014
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.
11:05am Friday 12th September 2014
11:03am Friday 12th September 2014
11:01am Friday 12th September 2014
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.
10:57am Friday 12th September 2014
10:56am Friday 12th September 2014
10:54am Friday 12th September 2014
10:52am Friday 12th September 2014
10:50am Friday 12th September 2014
10:48am Friday 12th September 2014
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.
10:42am Friday 12th September 2014
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.
9:18am Friday 29th August 2014
9:15am Friday 29th August 2014
9:13am Friday 29th August 2014
9:08am Friday 29th August 2014
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.