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24 July, 2015

Mary Holmes

Pubs

On 3 July at an informal ceremony at “High View” Mary Holmes was presented with a cheque for £2000 in appreciation of the service she has rendered to Bentworth over the past 18 years, this being the result of a communal appeal from a large number of donors, mostly within Bentworth, but including several from outside our Village. This is a tremendous response to the appeal put out by the Parish Council and thanks are due to all those who donated so generously. Well done Bentworth! ...

24 July, 2015

PCC Thank You

Church Fete

The PCC would like to say a big Thank You to all who so generously gave Bric-a-Brac to our stall for the fête – it was amazing the amount we had to sell. We made £270, and are thrilled to have been able to contribute that much to the funds. ...

24 July, 2015

St Mary’s School, Bentworth

Schools

Pupils from St Mary’s really enjoyed their involvement in the Bentworth fête. The ensemble delighted us with their wonderful playing and it was particularly good to welcome back some ex-pupils who supported the younger children. The range of instruments included was really very impressive. How fortunate we were to have the opportunity to watch the children Maypole dancing, it was an idyllic scene watching them on a beautiful sunny day and their expertise is really something. Our thanks go to Mrs Dumelow, Mrs Freer, Miss Quirk and Mrs Macey for all their hard work preparing the children for their performances. ...

24 July, 2015

Crimestoppers

Crimestoppers

Every year hundreds of householders – often the elderly and infirm – report that they have fallen victim to distraction burglars and bogus callers. ...

24 July, 2015

Age Concern Hampshire

The Villager

Age Concern Hampshire is on the lookout for Village Agent volunteers in rural areas in Medstead and surrounding areas. If you could spare a few hours a week to assist older people in your local community then maybe you can offer your time as a Village Agent. You would provide support by signposting older people to the information they need on issues such as computer help, transport for shopping and appointments, finding reputable tradespeople, and much more. ...

24 July, 2015

Alton Runners

The Villager

June saw the final race in the Hampshire Road Race League season take place. It was a nervous time for our Ladies A Team as they were in a relegation position going into the final race. ...

24 July, 2015

Alton Friday Market

Church

Our Friday Markets are held in the foyer of Alton Methodist Church every working Friday from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. We will take orders for celebration cakes and can supply cakes and savouries for a small private function. ...

24 July, 2015

Garden Notes

Garden Club The Villager

I am amazed how the garden has survived such a dry spell. Now that meters have been introduced, it is important to reserve water for those things that need it. I would stretch that to things that would really enjoy it. I have watered my clematis, they would survive without extra water, but it will make them keep growing and putting on new flowers. The vegetables will get some though my snap peas are past help. Surface rooters like phlox need it. Phlox are very happy in half shade so perhaps we should think of moving them rather than supporting them in full sun. We could replace them with alstroemeria which have deep roots and come in similar colours or if you are well drained enough the achilleas will thrive. Cassis is one colour of them that would fit in and seems tougher than the others. The larger catmints would also be happy. I have an upright one called nepeta longipes. This comes in soft blues, and I have just bought one called Leeds Castle that is pale lilac. The white gaura can get quite tall if it gets through the winter. Kniphophia Ice Queen would also fit in. It comes as a surprise to those who thought the red hot pokers were only orange. ...

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