LADIES Club: Annual General Meeting, Ellisfield Memorial Hall, on Monday, at 7.30pm.

The committee will be delighted to see as many members as possible at the AGM with their comments on past events and their suggestions for the year ahead.

Please send your subscription of £7 and your apologies to Maggie if you are unable to attend. New members always welcome.

GREEN shoots: The carpet of snowdrops in St Martin’s churchyard is being interwoven with the beautiful pale yellow of wild daffodils. In gardens too, the first green shoots of spring are encouraging gardeners out to tend their plots. The Basingstoke and Deane Green Waste scheme has just started for 2014.

You can sign up online at and sacks will be delivered within five working days. The annual fee, payable in advance, is £30 for collection of two large, hard-wearing and reusable sacks. Additional sacks can be requested for £13 each.