Archive for 2018

13 March, 2018

Bentworth Parish Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Plan Parish Council The Villager

In late January we learned that the government had moved the goal-posts. EHDC briefed representatives of all towns and parishes in the region of changes which were being made at national level through the government’s most recent Housing White Paper and subsequent amendments to legislation, National Planning Policy Guidance and National Planning Policy Framework. You may have seen some reporting on this in the national or local press. ...

13 March, 2018

Hampshire Federation of Women’s Institutes

The Villager

The meeting on Thursday 1st March was cancelled due to the snow, and has been rearranged for 8th March – which is after the deadline for this magazine, so no report this month. The next meeting is on Thursday 5th April when we will hear about Easter Flower Arranging. ...

13 March, 2018

Garden Notes – Vegetables

Garden Club The Villager

I have always grown vegetables and would hate to stop doing it, but I had to rethink it lately to make less work. Firstly why grow those that you can easily buy. Like onions, maincrop potatoes, cabbages etc. You need to concentrate on those that taste so much better straight from the garden. New potatoes with skin you can just push off and broad beans that you can pick before they get large and leathery and you can afford to have large bowls of them. Snap peas are great straight from the vine. The french beans both climbing and dwarf and runner beans are easily available but are so productive it seems a shame not to grow them. Like courgettes, where three plants bought from the garden centre will supply all you need. If you are very cheffy you may like to stuff the flowers. ...

13 March, 2018

Farm Diary

The Villager

In the last few days we have had the snow and freezing winds of late February / early March. It is on such occasions that pheasant shoots are particularly helpful to the indigenous bird and mammal life. The extreme weather and frozen ground makes foraging for seeds impossible and without the shoots many songbirds would die within a few days without food. ...

13 March, 2018

Cricketers Wanted!

Cricket Club The Villager

Cricketers sought to join the Bentworth CC team for Summer 2018. We play in the lower levels of the Hampshire leagues on Saturdays throughout the Summer at our wonderful ground on the outskirts of Bentworth village and whilst the standard isn’t always the greatest, the teas, team spirit and drinks afterwards in the Sun pub are always top class. ...

11 March, 2018

The Government has changed the ground rules

Neighbourhood Plan

BENTWORTH PARISH NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN                                      Boyd McCleary Bentworth Parish Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee ...

10 March, 2018

Bentworth Parish Council Planning Committee Meeting Minutes – 6th March 2018

Meetings Minutes Parish Council Planning

The minutes from the meeting of Bentworth Parish Council’s Planning Committee held on 6th March 2018 are available to download below.

03 March, 2018

Planning Application to Redevelop The Star Inn

Parish Council Planning Pubs The Villager

Following a very active campaign, the first planning application to redevelop the Star Inn as residential properties has been formally rejected. The campaign to save the pub will continue, and updates can be found on the Save Our Star Facebook page. ...