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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. ...

27 February, 2016

Lasham Gliding Society Winter Talks

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Saturday 5th March – Please note changed date. A talk on improving your personal performance by Dr. Al Nunn. Al is a prominent member at Lasham and has done a lot of academic research on slowing the ageing process. Something of increasing importance and relevance to many of us! ...

27 February, 2016

Wildlife Support & Conservation

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Information for Butterfly Conservation’s Educational Visit has now been sent to Primary Schools in Four Marks, Medstead, Bentworth, Ropley, Chawton and Selborne. This is our follow up to the Butterfly Colouring Competition we ran in 2014/15 to involve school children in local Neighbourhood Plans. Mobile visits will be arranged between April and September this year. ...

27 February, 2016

HART Wildlife Update

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The variety of wildlife seen at the hospital is very dependent on the weather and time of year. Traditionally, March is the month when hedgehogs start to come out of hibernation; often large male hedgehogs are the first to emerge. If you think you have hedgehogs hibernating in your garden and want to know when they wake up you can place a stick or piece of rolled-up paper in front of the nest to see if it is disturbed – if it is moved the chances are the hedgehog has been up and about. Hibernation can take its toll, leaving emerging animals dehydrated and hungry after their period of sleep. Signs that a hedgehog is in trouble include being seen out during the day and having an unsteady, wobbly walk. If you come across one you are worried about please provide a bowl of water and some food; meaty wet cat or dog food, mealworms, peanuts etc can be a life saver and ring HART for advice. Always avoid putting down bread and milk, as although they will eat it, it can cause diarrhoea and add to their dehydration problem; hedgehog are lactose intolerant (the sugar found in milk), as are many mammals including some people. ...

27 January, 2016

Lasham Gliding Society Winter Talks

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We are enjoying really good winter talks season with something organised every Saturday from the bonfire night party through to Easter. Non-members and members of other clubs are welcome to attend. Some dates and talks might change but listed below is the current situation. Hopefully there will be something that interests everybody.Saturday talks will normally commence at 6pm and will be held in the Brown Elephant briefing room if it is available. The talks are free of charge but as is customary, a silver collection will be made at the end of each talk for the Lasham Trust or other deserving cause. As ever, dinner will be available in the restaurant afterwards. Booking will not be necessary. The bar is also available to members and visitors. ...