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22 October, 2019

Bentworth Care Group Drivers Wanted

Care Group

Dear Villagers, Unfortunately due to some of our group having to stand down the Bentworth Care Group are looking for volunteer drivers from next year. We offer a very useful service for any residents of Bentworth who for one reason or another require transport to keep their medical appointments. We ask each member to be on duty for two months of the year and there are three members on duty each month so if you are not available there is always someone else to step in. We are a voluntary group but ask for a contribution to cover our fuel costs. ...

21 October, 2019

Broadlands RDA Fundraising Event – 24th October 2019

Events

An Evening with James Henderson, Author of A Life of Adventure Thursday, October 24th 2019 Doors Open 6.30pm – Talk Starts 7.00pm at Wivelrod Barns, Wivelrod Road, GU34 4AS. Light refreshments will be served. Fundraising Tickets £10 for Adults, £5 for Children. Book in advance or pay on the night ...

21 October, 2019

Broadbands RDS Fundraising Event – 3rd December 2019

Events

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 at Wivelrod Barns Prepare yourselves for something very raw and special! The journeying on horseback across Patagonia, India and the Altai region of Mongolia of ...

13 October, 2019

Macmillan Coffee Morning

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The combined team of Daisy at The Sun and Bentworth Care Group, made the annual coffee morning, a wonderful event this year. Between us all, we raised the fantastic sum of £756.97 plus another £ 70 approximately from Gift Aid. So a total of £826 has been sent to this most worthwhile charity from our small, but most generous village. ...

13 October, 2019

Lasham Gliding Society Winter Talks 2019/20

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We have arranged another really good season of Saturday evening events again this winter with something offered on most Saturday early evenings. Most events will be free of charge, unless stated otherwise and you do not need to be a member at Lasham to attend. ...

13 October, 2019

Hampshire Federation of WI

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The Maasai in Kenya and Tanzania Our talk this month was given by Mr Boniface Mpano a senior Elder of a Kenyan Maasai tribe. Mr Mpano arrived in full Maasai dress of bright red with beautiful hand made belt and jewellery, making quite an impact on the ladies of the W.I. ...

13 October, 2019

Farm News

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This month’s rainfall figures are as follows – 117 mm (4.74 ins) of rain in September and October has already produced 50.5 mm (2.04 ins) in the first 8 days. This totals 152.5 mm (6.78ins) in the last 15 days – wet by any UK standards. The ground was dry until the 23rd October and has taken this water well but is now approaching field capacity. ...

13 October, 2019

Bee News

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The bees are certainly not as busy now it has turned cooler, darker and wetter. They still have a bit of honey left to dry, before capping with wax. They need to reduce the water content to prevent it from fermenting. This is done from the natural heat from the brood, which is maintained around 35°C. The colony populations is much reduced, partly because all the drones (males) will have been evicted (or killed) as they serve no purpose to the colony, just a drain on resources. For those of you who remember that drones don’t do any work and sometimes even get fed – this is payback time! ...

13 October, 2019

Garden Notes – Pruning

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Now is the time to get out and prune some of the plants in your garden. It helps in windy gardens to cut roses and buddleias part way down to stop the wind rocking them. Otherwise it is time to prune those plants that are too impatient to wait till spring before their sap rises. These are the birches, acers, vines and mulberries. I once lodged with a man who made birch sap wine. Think of all those acers which are tapped for maple syrup. ...

13 October, 2019

History of Lord Mayor Treloar Hospital – 7th November

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History of Lord Mayor Treloar Hospital tracing the early years of Lord Mayor Treloar’s Hospital and College. to be given by Jane Hurst, our local historian at Alton Abbey church, GU34 4AP. ...