9:50am Friday 22nd August 2014
9:46am Friday 22nd August 2014
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
9:41am Friday 22nd August 2014
9:38am Friday 22nd August 2014
9:36am Friday 22nd August 2014
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
9:03am Friday 22nd August 2014
9:00am Friday 22nd August 2014
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.
10:47am Friday 15th August 2014
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10:39am Friday 15th August 2014
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10:34am Friday 15th August 2014
10:27am Friday 15th August 2014
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!
10:21am Friday 15th August 2014
10:18am Friday 15th August 2014
10:12am Friday 15th August 2014
AGE Concern Tadley: Is in very urgent need of volunteers for many posts. If you can give some time to help them out, even if it’s for a couple of hours, please give Jeffery Wilkinson a call on 0118 981 4546.
11:26am Tuesday 12th August 2014
The club provides a focus for motoring enthusiasts in the area. Throughout the year we offer a wide range of activities for our members; monthly club meetings covering a range of topics: quizzes, motoring films, navigational tuition and exercises, classic car displays, a skittles match and a “walking” rally. We have also organised classic car runs, navigational rallies, visits to places of motoring and general interest.
11:18am Tuesday 12th August 2014
10:23am Thursday 31st July 2014
10:19am Thursday 31st July 2014
10:18am Thursday 31st July 2014
BROOKVALE Community Association: The July committee meeting discussed completion of works to the village hall, green initiatives and forthcoming local events. The next meeting is scheduled for 7.30pm, at the hall, on Thursday, August 7.
10:14am Thursday 31st July 2014
10:13am Thursday 31st July 2014
10:11am Thursday 31st July 2014
10:06am Thursday 31st July 2014
CHANGES to Beggarwood Post Office: Are being considered for the post office in the Co-op at Beggarwood. If the changes go ahead, the old-style separate counter would be replaced by a till on the retail counter.
10:04am Thursday 31st July 2014
10:02am Thursday 31st July 2014
10:00am Thursday 31st July 2014
9:42am Thursday 31st July 2014
9:44am Thursday 31st July 2014
VOX populi, vox dei: Come along and state your case to the Rotherwick county and district councillors this Saturday, from 10am-noon, at the Raven Hotel in Hook. There is a new planning application for land north of Cowfold Lane, planning no. 14/01494/FUL, adding three more houses to the agreed six affordable dwellings.
9:40am Thursday 31st July 2014
9:37am Thursday 31st July 2014
9:31am Thursday 31st July 2014
LATE bus service to Tadley: As from today, every Friday and Saturday evening, for a trial period until April 2015, there will be a late bus service to Tadley from Basingstoke Bus Station leaving at 10.55pm, the railway station at 10.58pm, and Basingstoke hospital at 11.04pm.
9:46am Tuesday 29th July 2014
11:28am Thursday 24th July 2014
11:24am Thursday 24th July 2014
FLOWERS and cream teas: Today, tomorrow and Saturday, at St James’ Church, from 10am to 5pm. Bramley and Romans Floral Society and the church flower arrangers team will present glorious displays on the theme God’s Wonderful World. Admission by donation.
11:20am Thursday 24th July 2014
SUMMER Street dance classes: At the newly-extended Brookvale Village Hall, in Lower Brook Street. The 40-minute sessions take place on Wednesdays, from July 30 through to August 27, at 12.30pm, for those finishing school years R, 1 and 2, and 1.15pm, for those finishing years 3-6. Booking is essential. It’s just £4 per session – email email@example.com.
11:16am Thursday 24th July 2014
THE Summer Reading Challenge: Stating this month the challenge takes place every summer holiday. If you have children aged between four and 11, you are encouraged to get them to visit Chineham Library and sign up.
11:13am Thursday 24th July 2014
11:11am Thursday 24th July 2014
CAN-CAN dancers: Added the ‘ooh la la!’ to last Saturday’s Moulin Rouge-themed Summer Ball at Home Farm Barn, Farleigh. Congratulations to Emily Taplin and all who arranged this event, which raised more than £1,000 for Sebastian’s Action Trust at North Waltham and The Farleigh Club.
11:07am Thursday 24th July 2014
DIGESTER news: A local resident reported last week that she had seen two tankers using the wrong route to the digester. Tamar has confirmed that the contractor was new to the delivery team and although the driver had been advised of the approved route, he was unfamiliar with the local road layouts. The new drivers have now been fully trained to use the correct routes. If anyone believes that they have seen digester traffic using the wrong routes or passing St Mark’s at school run times either let me know to pass on, or report via the following email address; Basingstoke@tamarenergy.com.
11:04am Thursday 24th July 2014