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29 May, 2017

Alton Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS)

The Villager

13th June: Dr Sam Moorhead AD 410. The Year that shook Rome To be held at Alton Maltings Centre 7pm for a glass of wine, Lectures start at 8pm. The next meeting will be on 12 September when Sarah Deere-Jones will talk on: History of the harp from Mediterranean antiquity to 20th Century ...

29 May, 2017

Garden Notes – Frost!

Garden Club The Villager

What a shock that late frost was. My hydrangeas leaves are destroyed and I wonder if we will see any flowers this year. Perhaps this is the time to buy more of the ones that flower on new wood as well as old. The Endless Summer range will do this. Hostas are limp and even the really tough bergenias suffered. Otherwise the blossom has been superb. The poor vineyards have lost most of their crop. ...

28 May, 2017

Farm Notes

The Villager

The hoped for rain has arrived and crops, grass, flowers and planted vegetables will be transformed. In April we recorded about 18 mm early in the month from a Saturday storm and then a few millimetres just before the month’s end. Now the plants have the moisture in the rooting zone and will take up the nutrients. The warmer days of March and early April resulted in crop growth stages being about 12 days ahead of a normal season but the cold winds of late April slowed growth to a normal year. Growth stages are determined by dissecting the plants and identifying the growth stage from sometimes tiny embryonic leaves or ears – patience and a good blade are required. ...

28 May, 2017

Wildlife Support & Conservation

The Villager

Children’s Art Competition: Over 170 entries have been received from primary and preschool children between the age of two and eleven years of age. Many thanks to all the teachers who helped make this possible! Children used their imaginations and drew or painted pictures of trees, and wildlife. Some entries are very interesting and creative. ...

28 May, 2017

Open Days at Alton Abbey

Church The Villager

Saturday & Sunday June 10th & June 11th, 12 noon – 5pm Admission £3 Tea and Cake £3 Plants for Sale Lace-making Second-hand books Beautiful stationery Organ Recitals 3 p.m. by Duncan Bradley OSB Obl. Director of Music at St Mary’s Church, Southampton. ...

27 May, 2017

Bentworth Parish Council Annual General Meeting and Annual Parish Meeting Minutes

Meetings Minutes Parish Council

The minutes of the Annual General Meeting and Annual Parish Meeting held on 2nd May 2017 are available to download below.

25 May, 2017

Bentworth Fete Bottle Stall


Collection of bottles for the village fete bottle stall will happen over the weekend of 17/18 June. If you are expecting to be out, please leave them on your doorstep, or drop them off at Hill House, Village Street. Alternatively you can contact 562763 to arrange collection. ...

05 May, 2017

Bentworth Parish Council Planning Committee Meeting Minutes – 2nd May 2017

Meetings Minutes Parish Council Planning

The minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on 2nd May 2017 are available to download below.

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