Archive for 2017

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29 September, 2017

Garden Notes

The Villager

I hope you have all started to buy your bulbs. Perhaps this is when the gardening year really starts, when you are preparing for next year. Such glorious pictures on the packets promising you such delights. ...

29 September, 2017

Farm Diary

The Villager

The cereal harvest ended on 27th August (Bank Holiday Sunday) and the peas next day. We then helped some neighbours finish their cereal harvest so probably a record early finish. The quality of the grains we harvested were as bad as I predicted last month with the vast majority of crops south west of a line from Brighton to Oxford and then across to Wales being of feed quality rather than for milling, biscuit, malting or human consumption in general. The yields were mostly OK to good so the result from 2017 harvest can best be summed up as “it might have been wonderful but ended up being acceptable”. Drying charges were about average for us but the local cooperative store at Micheldever had grain intakes 1.5% higher than average – that equates to about another £4 per tonne of drying – so if harvesting 2000 t of grain that is an extra £8000 of cost. ...

29 September, 2017

Wildlife Support & Conservation

The Villager

I am following up with a progress report following information published in the March issue of The Villager on mitigation for EPS Dormice, and the prototype of a Dormouse bridge on the SSSI site at Briddlesford Woods, on the IOW, owned by the PTES (Peoples Trust for Endangered Species). ...

28 September, 2017

Participatory Budgeting

Parish Council

Bentworth Parish Council has allocated £1,000 in the current budget for Participatory Budgeting. This means that they want you, the people of Bentworth, to tell them how you would like this money spent. ...

28 September, 2017

Bentworth Parish Council Meeting – 3rd October 2018

Meetings Parish Council

There will be a meeting of Bentworth Parish Council at 7:30pm on 3rd October 2017 in the Jubilee (School) Hall. The agenda is available to download below. ...

28 September, 2017

Bentworth Litter Pick

Parish Council

There will be a Bentworth litter pick on Saturday 28th October. All are welcome to come along and help. Meet on the Green at 10 a.m.  We should be finished by 12 noon. ...

22 September, 2017

Bentworth Parish Council Meeting Minutes – 4th September 2017

Meetings Minutes Parish Council

The minutes from the Parish Council Meeting held on 4th September 2017 are available to download below.

17 September, 2017

Bentworth Harvest Picnic

Events The Villager

Friday 6th October 7.30pm Jubilee Hall, Bentworth Welcome drink upon arrival Please bring your own food, drink and place setting Don’t be shy! There is no need to book an entire table as there will be unreserved communal tables accommodating everyone who wants to come ...

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