PLANT Sale: Today, in aid of UNICEF, from 2.45pm to 4pm at Old Basing Infant School. The pupil council, aided by the teaching staff, hope to garner some donations for this worthwhile cause.

NEIGHBOURHOOD Planning: Parish Councillor Jeremy van Hagen is co-ordinating comments and opinions on upgrading the Village Design Statement, so please contact him via the parish office (462847) if you wish to be involved. The next parish council meeting is on July 2, at 7.30pm in the Pavilion Committee Room.

AGE Concern Hampshire’s Food and Fellowship scheme: Is celebrating a successful first year but would like to increase the number of volunteers able to make regular visits to some of the more isolated Meals on Wheels customers in the locality. Please telephone Paul Simmonds on 01962 892455.

POTHOLE perils: Speaking to Cllr Sven Godeson about the 24 potholes in Milkingpen Lane, I learned that new Government funding will soon be available to the county council to rectify these annoying hazards.