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12 November, 2016

Garden Notes

Garden Club The Villager

Reading Julian’s farming notes in last month’s Villager I found that he was not ploughing his fields. He was cutting up the soil and disturbing the surface but was not turning the soil over. This has improved the soil and made it easier to work. He also makes sure that he does not compact the soil with heavy machinery in wet weather. We can learn from this. ...

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12 November, 2016

Advent Concert

Church The Villager

The Benedictine Abbey of Our Lady & St John invites you to join the Monks & the Friends of Alton Abbey to spend an evening of Advent Anthems Saturday 10th December 19.30 ...

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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: ...

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30 October, 2016

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Events The Villager

Fortunately the day dawned bright and clear on 30th September for the annual Care Group Macmillan coffee morning. It certainly brought out a great group of folk to enjoy a cup of coffee (or two) and piece of cake (or two) ! ...

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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. ...

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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. ...

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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. ...

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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. ...

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