29 September, 2017

Charity Talk – Nico de Boinville

Events The Villager

I am really excited that I have managed to get Nico de Boinville, champion jockey and Cheltenham Gold Cup winner to do a talk for me here at Wivelrod Barns, Wivelrod Alton, GU344AS. On Tuesday 10th October starting at 6.30 for 7pm start. ...

29 September, 2017

Hampshire Federation of W.I.

The Villager

At our meeting on 7th September, Mr John Richards talked on Life in Guernsey under German Rule. John Richards is a Guernsey man born and bred. His mother was evacuated at the beginning of the German Invasion and returned 6 years later. Guernsey is a small island only 25 square miles and its allegiance is still to Normandy. ...

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. ...

27 September, 2017

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Events The Villager

The annual Macmillan Coffee Morning will take place at Hold End, Bentworth from 10-12 noon. Entry will be £3 to cover the coffee and cake, or tea and biscuits, if you prefer. ...