Archive for 2016

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21 September, 2016

Litter Pick

The Villager

There will be a village Litter Pick on Saturday 8th  October – meeting on the village green at 9.30a.m. Come and help keep our village looking good! ...

21 September, 2016

Hampshire Federation of WI

The Villager

Our speaker this month was the extremely humorous Judy Theobald who’s aptly titled ‘Life & other problems’ talk had us giggling like schoolgirls. ...

21 September, 2016

Farm News

The Villager

The last article that I wrote for the Villager was in early August 2015 and I commented how many insects and butterflies were on the farm in that spring – the harvest that followed had the highest yielding crops to date but the prices received for the grain went down. I am now writing these notes after most of the 2016 crops have been harvested and it has not been a bumper year – the wet weather in June affected the flowering period (yes all crops do have flowers – but not the pretty colourful ones) and so the grains have generally been smaller and some were diseased or shrivelled. Below average yields have been reported around the country and one grain marketing company has estimated that the UK wheat harvest is 13.9 million tonnes compared with 16.2 million tonnes last year. The good news is that for my group of farms last year’s drying charges of about £14000 have been reduced to £3300 this year after the dry August, with only the beans to cut, and the quality is reasonable. ...

21 September, 2016

Wildlife Support and Conservation

The Villager

Wildlife Support & Conservation: We celebrate our sixth birthday in September, and almost nine years since I teamed up with ‘Fight for Four Marks’. Most of the committee members are now working for the good of the community or with the Parish Council, and Ingrid Thomas has become our very popular, and industrious, District Councillor. ...

18 September, 2016

Bentworth Harvest Picnic and Quiz

Events

Friday 21st October 7.30pm, Jubilee Hall, Bentworth Welcome drink upon arrival. Please bring your own food, drink and place setting. Contact “Fred” Moir on 562380 for your ticket ...

01 September, 2016

Planning Committee Meeting Minutes – 30th August 2016

Meetings Minutes Parish Council Planning

The minutes of the Bentworth Parish Council Planning Committee meeting held on 30th August 2016 are available to download below.

26 August, 2016

Bentworth Bike Club

Events The Villager

On the 14th July, sixteen members of the BBC (Bentworth Bike Club) together with 2 support vehicles, one driven by the husband of a cyclist and their daughter and the other containing our bags and baggage, left Bentworth to cycle to Portsmouth. We caught the overnight ferry to Ouistreham, France and then cycled along the Normandy Beaches before departing from Cherbourg 3 days later having covered approx. 170 miles. The age range of the cyclist was 16-70 and of various abilities, some wanted to add miles to the direct route and others took the easiest way. Everyone stopped to admire the views, visit some of the WW2 memorials and sup the odd coffee or glass of something local. The memorials along this part of the French coast, including the Pegasus Bridge and Arromanches, made us all stand back and think about the horrors of war and the sacrifices of not just the service men and women but also the local people who sheltered and assisted them. ...

26 August, 2016

Bentworth Parish Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Plan Parish Council

Parishioners may find it useful to have a further report on the work of the Steering Committee (for last update see the June issue of “The Villager”). ...

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