OLD Basing Cubs: This lively group is open to both boys and girls and has more than one pack available providing adventurous activities for eight to 10-year-olds. Look up cubs@oldbasing scouts.org.uk for details on how to join.

ST MARY’S Church: The Ascension Day service will be held at 8am on Thursday, May 29, and will be followed, as usual, by breakfast. Father Alec’s sermons are now available to access on St Mary’s Facebook page for those who can’t always make the main services. In late June, a new curate The Reverend Rachel Hartland, will be arriving to assist in this busy parish.

FOSTER carers needed: An appeal from our local Cat’s Protection branch for temporary homes for abandoned and unwanted moggies. Call 08451771364 or email bmailto: basingstoke-cats@hotmail.co.uk.

Family Fun Day: On bank holiday Monday at the Old Basing Cricket Club, in aid of Relate. Details on oldbasingcc.com.