Basingstoke Lions Club

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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.

BAUGHURST

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:05am Friday 12th September 2014

ROBIN Bibi Band: Will be performing blues and rock at the Badgers Wood on Saturday.

BRAMLEY

Basingstoke Gazette: Phyl Davies

11:03am Friday 12th September 2014

COFFEE Morning: On Saturday, Bramley and Romans Floral Society will hold a coffee morning with a tombola stall, from 11am to 12.30pm. All are welcome to 7 Ringshall Gardens.

BROOKVALE

Basingstoke Gazette: John Shaw

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.

CHINEHAM

Basingstoke Gazette: Fiona Biermann

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.

CLIDDESDEN

Basingstoke Gazette: Maz Pennington

10:57am Friday 12th September 2014

POP-Up Food Shop: What a lovely, busy and buzzy occasion the Pop-Up Food Shop was on Saturday – I think 90 per cent of the village were there at some point or another.

ELLISFIELD/FARLEIGH

Basingstoke Gazette: Jacqui Matthews

10:56am Friday 12th September 2014

QUIZ Champions: Following the welcome return of The Foxy Quiz last Sunday, The Supporters Club once again beat off the competition to win. All who tackled 50 questions had a great evening.

HATCH WARREN/BEGGARWOOD

Basingstoke Gazette: Terri Reid

10:54am Friday 12th September 2014

BEGGARWOOD Post Office: Changes to the post office service offered at Beggarwood Co-op will be implemented later this month.

OAKLEY

Basingstoke Gazette: Georgina Grace

10:52am Friday 12th September 2014

BLUES band: The Jon Walsh Blues Band will be playing live at The Fox this Saturday – they are a really professional performance.

OLD BASING/LYCHPIT

Basingstoke Gazette: Hazel Vanbergen

10:50am Friday 12th September 2014

ROAD closure: Resurfacing works take place in Milkingpen Lane on September 15 and 16, putting The Street under increased vehicular pressure.

ROTHERWICK

Basingstoke Gazette: Sharon Glen

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.

SHERFIELD

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.”

SILCHESTER

Basingstoke Gazette: Nancy Jones

10:45am Friday 12th September 2014

BEER Festival: Is being held this Saturday.

SOUTH HAM

Basingstoke Gazette: Colin Regan

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.

TADLEY

Basingstoke Gazette: David Leeks

10:42am Friday 12th September 2014

ROYAL British Legion ceremony: Last Sunday, at St Paul’s, on The Green, the Royal British Legion had a ceremony of Laying up of the Old Standard and the dedication of the new one.

BRAMLEY

Basingstoke Gazette: Phyl Davies

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.

BROOKVALE

Basingstoke Gazette: John Shaw

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.

CHINEHAM

Basingstoke Gazette: Fiona Biermann

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.

ELLISFIELD/FARLEIGH

Basingstoke Gazette: Jacqui Matthews

9:18am Friday 29th August 2014

STONE the crows: Ellisfield residents rose to the challenge as 24 scarecrows appeared outside houses through the village last weekend.

HATCH WARREN/BEGGARWOOD

Basingstoke Gazette: Terri Reid

9:15am Friday 29th August 2014

THE big pong: Local residents complained last week of the very unpleasant smell around the area. Suspicions were directed towards the digester at Kennel Farm.

OAKLEY

Basingstoke Gazette: Georgina Grace

9:13am Friday 29th August 2014

OAKLEY Ramblers: Have two walks arranged this week. The first was on Thursday, and the second is on Saturday, meeting at 9.30am at the school lay-by for the second part of the canal walk.

OLD BASING/LYCHPIT

Basingstoke Gazette: Hazel Vanbergen

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.

ROTHERWICK

Basingstoke Gazette: Sharon Glen

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.

SHERFIELD

Basingstoke Gazette: Chris Horton

8:59am Friday 29th August 2014

FOOTBALL training and coaching sessions: The new season is looming and sessions are due to start on Saturday, September 6 on the village green.

SILCHESTER

Basingstoke Gazette: Nancy Jones

8:55am Friday 29th August 2014

TEA time: Teas will be available in the Parish Church next weekend, Saturday and Sunday, from 2pm-5pm. Money raised will go to the Bell Fund. Calendars and mugs will also be on sale.

SOUTH HAM

Basingstoke Gazette: Colin Regan

8:52am Friday 29th August 2014

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.

TADLEY

Basingstoke Gazette: David Leeks

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.

BRAMLEY

Basingstoke Gazette: Phyl Davies

9:50am Friday 22nd August 2014

BRAMLEY Lunch Club: Met yesterday, for a two-course summer lunch and social get-together. Thank you to John and Ann Lenton for their hospitality. 

BROOKVALE

Basingstoke Gazette: John Shaw

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.

CHINEHAM

Basingstoke Gazette: Fiona Biermann

9:43am Friday 22nd August 2014

CHINEHAM Drama Group: Chineham resident Peter Vincent is wondering if there is sufficient interest to form a local drama group.

ELLISFIELD/FARLEIGH

Basingstoke Gazette: Jacqui Matthews

9:41am Friday 22nd August 2014

SCARECROW Festival: Head for Lower Common at 5pm this coming Saturday, to hear the results announced with a prize awarded for best Scarecrow.

HATCH WARREN/BEGGARWOOD

Basingstoke Gazette: Terri Reid

9:38am Friday 22nd August 2014

BUS changes: Stagecoach has announced that it will be making changes to the new bus routes introduced recently.

KEMPSHOTT

Basingstoke Gazette: Anne Court

9:36am Friday 22nd August 2014

BUGS and Butterflies: Old Down and Beggarwood Wildlife Group is holding a ‘Bugs and Butterflies’ event on Saturday, in Old Down Park, between 2pm and 4pm.

OAKLEY

Basingstoke Gazette: Georgina Grace

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.

OLD BASING/LYCHPIT

Basingstoke Gazette: Hazel Vanbergen

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.

ROTHERWICK

Basingstoke Gazette: Sharon Glen

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.

SHERFIELD

Basingstoke Gazette: Chris Horton

9:05am Friday 22nd August 2014

LODDON Sports FC: Held a soccer school on the village green last week, when two coaches from Reading Football Club came to coach them.

SILCHESTER

Basingstoke Gazette: Nancy Jones

9:03am Friday 22nd August 2014

DRAMA first: Silchester Players present Twelfth Night, their first Shakespeare offering in October. Look out for dates.

SOUTH HAM

Basingstoke Gazette: Colin Regan

9:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

PARABILITY’S Activity and Social Group: Provides an opportunity for light exercise for all abilities and to meet new friends.

BAUGHURST

Basingstoke Gazette:

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.

BRAMLEY

Basingstoke Gazette: Phyl Davies

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.

BRIGHTON HILL

Basingstoke Gazette: Carolyn Wooldridge

10:47am Friday 15th August 2014

SPONSORED Hymn Sing: At Church of Christ the King, in Sullivan Road, on Saturday between 2pm and 5pm, to raise funds for new music stands for the music group.

CHINEHAM

Basingstoke Gazette: Fiona Biermann

10:43am Friday 15th August 2014

THE Greening Chineham team: Will be meeting next Tuesday, August 19, at 7.30pm. Amongst other things, they will be considering which activities to organise as part of Green Week in September.

HATCH WARREN/BEGGARWOOD

Basingstoke Gazette: Terri Reid

10:39am Friday 15th August 2014

DIGESTER news: Some residents living close to the digester have reported incidents of bad odours from the vicinity of the plant during the last few weeks, particularly during the evening.

OAKLEY

Basingstoke Gazette: Georgina Grace

10:36am Friday 15th August 2014

TAKE a ramble: Oakley Ramblers meet on Sunday at 9.45am at the school lay-by – all new walkers will be warmly welcome!

OLD BASING/LYCHPIT

Basingstoke Gazette: Hazel Vanbergen

10:34am Friday 15th August 2014

THE Local Plan: Over 600 individuals and organisations have commented during the public consultation and it is likely the Draft Plan will go before the Planning Inspectorate in the autumn.

ROTHERWICK

Basingstoke Gazette: Sharon Glen

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.

SHERFIELD

Basingstoke Gazette: Chris Horton

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!

SILCHESTER

Basingstoke Gazette: Nancy Jones

10:21am Friday 15th August 2014

TEAS in the Parish Church next Sunday afternoon only – wedding Saturday, from 2pm-5pm. Monies raised will be given to Mary’s Meals, providing African schoolchildren with one meal a day.

SOUTH HAM

Basingstoke Gazette: Colin Regan

10:18am Friday 15th August 2014

YOUTH Project: Summer Streetz is running over the school holidays Monday to Friday.






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