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24 January, 2017

Hampshire Federation of WI

The Villager

A Land of Brown Bears, Ballads and Blueberries It was a cold winter evening outside on Wednesday January 11th, but a lovely warm Shalden welcome was given to our speaker Diana White and her husband Peter, who incidentally, is a ”WISH” – W.I. Supportive Husband – who very ably assisted with the slideshow whilst Diana gave her fascinating talk on the Lost Lands of Finland. ...

24 January, 2017

Lasham Gliding Society Winter Talks

Events The Villager

We are arranging a really good season of Saturday evening events again this winter with something organised every Saturday from the bonfire night party through to the beginning of April. Talks are free of charge and you do not need to be a member at Lasham to attend. Non-members and members of other clubs are also most welcome. ...

24 January, 2017

Alton Decorative and Fine Arts Society

Events The Villager

Meetings take place on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. 14th February Andrew Davies The History of Christmas Cards, Valentines and Postcards 14th March Steven Desmond Mirrors and Torrents. Water in Historic Gardens 11th April Dr Sarah Pearson Francesco di Giorgio Martini. Hidden Genius of the Italian Renaissance. To be held in the Forum, Alton College, 7pm for a glass of wine, Lecture starts at 8pm. Niven Baird [Please note that this message is not posted on behalf of Bentworth Parish Council and does not necessarily reflect the Parish Council’s policy] ...

24 January, 2017

Garden Notes

Garden Club The Villager

My love of flower arranging has led me to plant every possible foliage plant in my garden. This does not mean that the plants do not flower or add colour to the garden but they have the additional benefit of decent foliage. Think of brunnera ‘Jack Frost’ with good ground covering silvered leaves and very pretty blue flowers or rodgersia with leaves like a horsechestnut and spires of pink or white. At this time of year I have been picking skimmias. The green budded ‘Kew Green’ and the red budded rubella. Combine these with some of the enormous range of pittosporum now available and you have a really colourful display. My favourite pittosporum is ‘Warnham Gold’ a shrub that I have picked bits off since it was tiny and it has still managed to grow and glows in the garden. The holly bushes I am picking have taken a long time to grow to a decent size but once started they romp away. If you want berries on your holly check its sex. ‘Golden King’ is female and ‘Silver Queen’ is male, very confusing! You need both sexes to have berries. Perhaps the neighbours have the ones you need. The euonymus like ‘Silver Queen’ and a similar gold one are also slow to get going but eventually turn into climbers and give you lots to pick. I do not have many conifers but a gold one, a blue one and yew give me all I need. ...

24 January, 2017

Wildlife Support & Conservation

The Villager

Ceramics and Art Exhibition: Rachel Hudson, a local wildlife artist, and I, exhibited our art and ceramics in Blackberry Lane, in late December. Unfortunately it was arranged at very short notice as November was an extremely busy month, so very little time to promote the event or distribute flyers, but attendance was good and we raised seventy pounds which will be used to help cover costs. We are presently self-funded, so many thanks to residents who came along and to several people who made a donation! ...

24 January, 2017

Barryoke! Sing along to the music of Queen

Events The Villager

Friday 10th February in Medstead Village Hall Led by the exuberant Barry Buckley, sing along to your favourite Queen music, with all the lyrics on the big screen. A fun night out for all fans of Freddie Mercury and the band Queen, and everyone who enjoys a good old fashioned sing along, but with a modern twist. ...

20 January, 2017

Parish Council Planning Committee Meeting Minutes – 17th January 2017

Meetings Minutes Parish Council Planning

The minutes of the Bentworth Parish Council Planning Committee meeting held on 17th January 2017 are available to download below.

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19 January, 2017

Evening Talks in aid of Broadlands Group RDA, Medstead

Events

Susie Greenwood has organised some great talks by amazing people who have a fascinating story to tell. The aim is to raise funds for Broadlands Group RDA (Riding for the Disabled) to support their fabulous work! ...

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