CRIME statistics: Last week’s police beat surgery, held at Wessex Christian Fellowship, discussed the latest crime statistics for our local area.

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BASINGSTOKE Civil Service Retirement Fellowship’s AGM: At Brookvale Village Hall on March 5 was attended by 50 members. The group has trips coming up to Eltham Palace on April 28, The Hawk Conservancy on May 16, and Portsmouth Dockyard on June 17.

At the next meeting, at 10am, on April 2, also at Brookvale Village Hall, the speaker will be Tony Strafford on “The Sex Lives of Kings”. For further details about the group, please contact the secretary, Tony Brazier, on 01256 418770.

“ART from the Heart”: At The Willis Museum, from April 5 to May 10, is an exhibition of work from art therapy sessions supported by Sebastian’s Action Trust, which offers respite holidays to very sick children and their families. Admission is free.