BUS changes: Protests are amassing as a result of recent changes made to the Jazz 1 bus service in converting to Route 7. The link to Chineham no longer goes directly into the bus station, but to a nearby lay-by shared with coaches. The result is serious conflict between parked cars, coaches and buses. The absence of seating for passengers just makes the situation worse. Pupils are now also having to change buses for travel to school. The matter has been taken up with Stagecoach, but do write to them if you have experienced difficulties.

NEW courses: A whole host of new courses are starting at Four Lanes Community Centre next week – Get My Digital SLR on to Manual on Monday evenings; Creative Digital Imaging on Tuesday evenings; Intermediate Digital SLR on Wednesday evenings. All are five-week courses costing £45. Enquiries to 810499.

THE knitting/craft group at Chineham Library: Will be meeting next Wednesday, 2pm-3.30pm. Take your project along and join for a cuppa and chat.

Messy Church: Next Monday, 3.45pm-5.45pm. No charge, although donations welcome.