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20 July, 2017

Farm Notes


The first fields of the 2017 harvest have now been cut although none of our crops yet. Yields are apparently average which considering the dry spell in the spring and the few very hot days is ok. The largest area of cropping on all arable farms is winter wheat and until we start cutting that crop the outcome of this harvest will not be really known. My view at the moment is that I would very happily settle for an average harvest but something better would be great. Soft brome which is a grass weed has appeared in some of our fields and on other farms this year – is this a seasonal effect that has been created by this year’s weather encouraging dormant seed to germinate or a result of cropping practice? ...

20 July, 2017

Wildlife Support & Conservation

The Villager

Trees and Protection: Although one mature Oak has been saved at the top of Blackberry Lane in Four Marks, and now has a TPO, the arboricultural officer did not have time to reach another landmark tree, a mature Monkey Puzzle in a garden at Bernard Avenue, and it was felled in June. ...

18 July, 2017

Broadband Update

Broadband Parish Council

For those that are not on Medstead Cabinet 12 but are on cabinet 8, i.e. most people on the Medstead side of the village pond, I understand that there has been a meeting with BT and the Hampshire Superfast contact. ...

05 July, 2017

Bentworth Parish Council Planning Committee Minutes 4th July 2017

Meetings Minutes Parish Council Planning

The minutes from the Bentworth Parish Council Planning Committee meeting held on 4th July 2017 are available to download below.

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01 July, 2017

Bentworth Village Fete Saturday 1st July 2017

Fete The Villager

Through your generosity we are delighted to announce that after costs, the fete committee were able to bank £6,005.50 following a very successful village fete which was held on 1st July. Funds will be dispersed amongst the following local good causes and four national/local charities which were suggested by villagers: ...

29 June, 2017

Parish Council Meeting Agenda – 4th July 2017

Meetings Parish Council

There will be a meeting of Bentworth Parish Council at 7:30pm on Tuesday 4th July 2017 in the Jubilee (School) Hall. The agenda is available to download below. ...

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25 June, 2017

Bentworth Garden Club

Garden Club The Villager

The garden club will meet on July 18 at 7.0. We are going to see three gardens in Bentworth, all near each other. We will visit Maggie Brooks at the White House first, then armed with a drink will also wander round Maxine Wood’s garden at 2 Crookhams Cottages and Brenda Mills at the corner of Drury Lane. Come and see what you can grow on the Bentworth soil. ...

25 June, 2017

Hampshire Federation of Women’s Institutes

The Villager

Our meeting on 1st June. After the business we had a talk about Wildlife in the Galapagos Islands by Andrew Watts. He visited many of the islands with a small party of nine and a guide. He had wonderful photographs of the countryside and the wildlife, and told us about the history of the islands and the animals and birds and how they had evolved into completely different species, and each island had unusual birds and animals. ...

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