24 February, 2019

Farm News

The Villager

Rainfall so far in 2019 has been 35 mm or less than an inch and a half so a low total for January. February has started wet with 67.5 mm in the first 10 days but the forecast is dry for the coming week. The ground is much too wet for tractors to travel in the fields without making huge ruts but soon the first fertiliser will be applied to meet the nutritional needs from the plants emerging from the winter – the annual spreading machine MoT is this Tuesday. The test is required to show that the machine is in good order and also to ensure that the spread pattern is accurate so that the granules are distributed accurately over the 24 metre spreading width. Each year the fertiliser varies with some granules being either larger or smaller. If the granules are larger they fly through the air further so the angle of the spreading vanes on the spinning discs are reduced to reduce the throw and vice versa for granules that are on average lighter. A pass certificate is one of the requirements for the Assured Combinable Crops Scheme which allows the grain to be sold under the Red Tractor Assurance label. ...

24 February, 2019

Bentworth Film Night – The Children Act

Events The Villager

Bentworth Film Night will be screening ‘The Children Act’ on Tuesday 12th March at the Jubilee Hall, Bentworth. Doors open at 7pm for drinks, with film showing at 7.30pm. Tickets £5 on the door. Ice Creams in the Interval. ...

17 February, 2019

Bentworth Parish Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Plan

As part of the process of developing a new Local Plan, EHDC have published their proposals for revisions to the Settlement Policy Boundary (SPB) of Bentworth and also the results of their Call for Sites. Parishioners are encouraged to look at the draft Local Plan and in particular the proposed SPB changes, as residential development will not normally be permitted outside the SPB. Comments should be passed direct to EHDC, with copies please to the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee, so that we can take these into account when we submit our comments. The deadline for comments is 19th March 2019. ...

16 February, 2019

Bentworth Parish Council Planning Committee Meeting – 20th February 2019


There will be a meeting of Bentworth Parish Council Planning Committee at 7:00pm on Wednesday 20th February in the Jubilee Hall. The agenda is available to download. ...

16 February, 2019

Bentworth Parish Council Planning Meeting Minutes – 11th January 2019

Meetings Minutes Parish Council Planning

The minutes from the meeting of Bentworth Parish Council Planning Committee, held on 11th January 2019, are available to download.

01 February, 2019

Bentworth Parish Council Meeting – 5th February 2019

Meetings Parish Council

There will be a meeting of Bentworth Parish Council at 7:30pm on Tuesday 5th January 2019 in the Jubilee (School) Hall. The agenda is available to download. ...

25 January, 2019

Lasham Gliding Society Winter Talks 2018/19

The Villager

Saturday talks will usually commence at 6pm and will be held in the Brown Elephant briefing room at Lasham. Although most of the events are free of charge it is customary that a silver collection is made at the end of each talk for the Lasham Trust or other deserving cause of the speaker’s choosing. Dinner will be available in the restaurant afterwards. Booking is advisable at thegoldenglider@outlook.com. Or 01256 384910. The bar is also available to members and visitors at all times. ...

25 January, 2019

Hampshire Federation of W.I.

The Villager

Our December meeting was our Christmas Lunch, which was held at Alton House Hotel, which was enjoyed by all. In January we held a social and enjoyed tea and a chat with minimal business. ...