Archive for 2016

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11 November, 2016

Traffic Order Proposals – 40mph Speed Limit at Bentworth

Roads and Transport

Hampshire County Council proposes making a traffic order as follows: EFFECT OF ORDER:          will be to impose a 40mph speed limit (existing de-restricted) on the following lengths of road at Bentworth: ...

30 October, 2016

Annual Churchyard Tidy

Church The Villager

With all the recent warm weather and now rain (at the time of writing!), everything in the churchyard has grown well this year. It is now time for the annual clearance and tidy up and your help is needed. ...

30 October, 2016

Church Projects

Church The Villager

We have been fortunate over the last three or four years that the fabric of the Church has not needed any significant work, just the regular maintenance items. ...

30 October, 2016

Bentworth Litter Pick – 9th October

The Villager

Thank you to Jenny, Boyd, ‘Fred’, Lorna, Debbie, Nigel, and Maggie, for turning out on Saturday morning, and Cathy and Chris who did the lanes near them the following day, to help clear the litter around Bentworth village. ...

30 October, 2016

Possible Closure of Alton Recycling Centre

Parish Council

Due to cuts in spending HCC are considering closing several recycling centres in Hampshire. One of the centres at risk is Alton. Initially from the 1st January 2017 all recycling centres will be opening at 11am and be closed on Thursdays. If we are to stand any chance of saving the local centre it is necessary to sign a petition, such as http://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-alton-s-recycling-centre-1, write to your local MP or write to HCC or all three. If Alton closes the nearest centres are Bordon or Petersfield. The loss of this facility will almost certainly mean that we will see much more fly tipping along our lanes. ...

30 October, 2016

Hampshire Federation of W.I.

The Villager

Report of our October meeting Our speaker this month was Sandra Simmons with her talk titled “A Day in Iran as a Housewife” She married an Iranian whom she met at Portsmouth when both being in the Navy. She married in an English Ceremony, but had to marry again in an Iranian ceremony. ...

30 October, 2016

Garden Notes

Garden Club The Villager

What a lovely late summer we have had. I have been reluctant to take the tender things inside. The tercentenary of Capability Brown’s birth has brought gardening into the spotlight but I am not sure how much can be transferred to the average back garden. Some ideas would work. Using glossy light reflecting evergreens to brighten winter shrubberies and dark corners. Sinking a path between shrubs to give an enclosed feeling and adding sudden peeps through to the light between those shrubs. Serpentine paths to draw the eye onwards and make you explore what is round the corner. ...

30 October, 2016

Farm Notes

The Villager

The wonderful spell of autumnal weather which we have all enjoyed has allowed us to plant most of the winter crops for the 2017 harvest. There is always a balance to be reached at this time of year between planting early which may result in having crops weedy and too forward before the winter or not planted at all because the ground is too wet from autumn / winter rains. The aim is that all the crops are established and growing well before the wet weather arrives and makes any field machinery operations impossible – even the best bits of kit quickly become useless when the ground is wet. The disadvantage of early planting is that there is a very short time window between the previous harvest and seeding so that there is insufficient time for weed seeds to germinate and then be killed off. ...

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