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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. ...

30 October, 2016

Wildlife Support and Conservation

The Villager

The State of Nature Report (SNR) published in September contains information from more than fifty conservation groups and organisations covering the United Kingdom. Last year we were aware that Nature was in trouble. This year 8000 species were checked, and it is noted that over 15 per cent are either already extinct, or on the Red List. ...

27 October, 2016

Bentworth Parish Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire

Neighbourhood Plan

Please note that the deadline for the questionnaire has passed, and no further submissions are being accepted. The Parish Council has decided to embark on the process of developing a Neighbourhood Plan for Bentworth. A Steering Committee has been established from volunteers and consultants have been appointed to assist and advise. ...

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24 October, 2016

Lasham Bonfire & Fireworks – NEW VENUE

Events

The Lasham Village Bonfire Party will be held on Saturday 5th November at the Jubilee Field by kind permission of John Jervoise, Lorna Magenis and Andy Martin. ...

19 October, 2016

Parish Council Meeting – 1st November 2016

Meetings Parish Council

There will be a meeting of Bentworth Parish Council at 7:30pm on 1st November 2016 in the Jubilee (school) Hall. The agenda is available to download below. ...

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17 October, 2016

Road Closure – Church Street, 26-27 October

Parish Council Roads and Transport

Hampshire Highways have put up signage for a road closure between the school and the Star Inn on 26-27 October. The Parish Council reviewing this with Hampshire Highways because of the potential impact on other events, and it may be subject to change. ...

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