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29 May, 2017

Annual Parochial Church Council Meeting

Church The Villager

The meeting on 22nd April was attended by 12 members of the Parish, with 5 apologies. The following will be serving the village as Parochial Church Councillors for the coming twelve months: ...

29 May, 2017

Bentworth Garden Club

Garden Club The Villager

The Bentworth Garden Club sale on April 29 was its usual success. We had a superb selection of plants and the free refreshments were much appreciated. Thank you to every one who contributed and supported us on the day. ...

29 May, 2017

Bentworth Fete – Bric-a-Brac & Cake Stall

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This year the PCC are having a stall with a difference. We would be very grateful for donations of either (or even both!) of the above items. We will be doing collections for Bric–a–Brac on Saturday and Sunday 24th and 25th June. ...

29 May, 2017

Bentworth Fete – Tombola

The Villager

Collection Weekend of 17th/18th June It’s that time again… Do you have any good quality new or unused items for an adult’s and a children’s tombola? ...

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. ...

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