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25 March, 2016

Lasham Gliding

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Our Spring weather has been as unpredictable as always, however, our cross-country pilots have already been recording successful ights – 200km+ distances were already notched up in the rst week of March. At the time of writing Easter weather is looking uncertain so we hope that all our members will have brought their gliders back to the club, nished the last of the maintenance work and be ready to go the minute the summer thermals lift off! ...

25 March, 2016

Hampshire Federation of WI

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Meeting held on Thursday 3rd March 2016 “My Early Life in Argentina” was the topic for our afternoon talk. Mrs Aphra Peerd brought to share with us many interesting slides of her childhood home and the Argentina of her parents and grandparents. ...

25 March, 2016

Wildlife Support and Conservation

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ASH DIEBACK I mentioned the devastation likely to be caused by the spread of Ash dieback, or Charlara Fraxinea, noted to be affecting trees in this country, in 2012. This disease has the potential to wipe out every tree in Britain and dozens of species that rely on their habitats. In fact, 995 species including Wood Mice, Bats, Squirrels, Beetles and wild birds on the Amber list have been found to use Ash trees as important habitats. ...

25 March, 2016

Concert

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Concert by The Winchester University Foundation Music Students, Soloists & King Alfred Consort chamber choir who will perform in The Abbey Church of Our Lady & St John on Saturday 21st May 2016. ...

25 March, 2016

Car Boot Sale

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Having a Spring clear-out? Bring your unwanted belongings to our CAR BOOT SALE at ALTON ABBEY on Saturday May 7th, 2pm – 4.30pm Cars £7 each if booked in advance, £12 on the day. ...

12 March, 2016

Jubilee Hall, Bentworth – Changes to Hall Hire Arrangements

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As of 1st March 2016 the administration of the hiring of the Jubilee Hall has been taken over by a small group of volunteer governors. Bookings will be organised and managed through this small team and not through the school office. ...

28 February, 2016

Neighbourhood Watch

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Please be aware that there are telephone ‘scams’ being perpetrated at present. The most recent involves people being targeted to buy lottery tickets. Once the fraudsters have your bank details they will ‘milk’ your account dry. ...

28 February, 2016

Crimestoppers

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I regularly report on scams that have occurred in Hampshire which are very often committed against the elderly or more vulnerable members of our community. Sadly I have another trick to warn you about after Police received a report of a phone scam offering the sale of lottery tickets. The con was particularly nasty as it went on for almost a year and cost the elderly victim some £15,000. ...

27 February, 2016

Age Concern – Village Agents Needed

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There are over 60 Village Agents in rural communities all over Hampshire. If you are interested in learning new skills or refreshing old ones, taking part in your local community, and helping older people to remain independent then Age Concern Hampshire needs you to be the next Village Agent. ...

27 February, 2016

Herriard & Lasham with Bentworth Women’s Institute

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Meeting – 4th February 2016 Royal British Legion Hall, Herriard. Our speaker for February was Miss Servier, a Commoner from the New Forest. As her name suggests, she explained that, on her father’s side she was descended from Flemish Weavers who came to the New Forest in 1650. Her mother’s family could trace their ancestors there from centuries earlier. ...

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