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29 September, 2017

Wildlife Support & Conservation

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I am following up with a progress report following information published in the March issue of The Villager on mitigation for EPS Dormice, and the prototype of a Dormouse bridge on the SSSI site at Briddlesford Woods, on the IOW, owned by the PTES (Peoples Trust for Endangered Species). ...

17 September, 2017

Bentworth Harvest Picnic

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Friday 6th October 7.30pm Jubilee Hall, Bentworth Welcome drink upon arrival Please bring your own food, drink and place setting Don’t be shy! There is no need to book an entire table as there will be unreserved communal tables accommodating everyone who wants to come ...

23 August, 2017

Bentworth Garden Club

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The next meeting of the Bentworth Garden club is on Tuesday September 19 at 7.30 in the Jubilee Hall. The Speaker will be Andrew Bentley who will talk on ‘The walled garden at Chawton House’ They have done a lot to this recently and it will be good to catch up on its progress. ...

23 August, 2017

Harvest Picnic

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We are pleased to announce that we will be again having a Harvest Picnic on Friday 6th October at 19.30 in the Jubilee Hall, the Friday before the Harvest Festival service in the Church. ...

23 August, 2017

Signpost Artist

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Avid readers of the Bentworth Parish Council minutes may have spotted that the Council recently agreed to arrange for the signpost – technically known as a “fingerpost” – on the Village Green to be refurbished. Many of you will have noticed someone undertaking the work. ...

23 August, 2017

Farm News

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It sounds very repetitive but the weather does dominate farming and today it is very wet again. To put the recent rainfall into perspective when I first started farming in Bentworth in the early 1980’s the annual rainfall was about 28 to 35 inches per year – 2.5 inches a month. The rain that we have recorded since July 12th is 8.8 ins not including today’s contribution which will probably be another inch or so – just in 28 days rather than 3 months. Bad for holiday makers and farmers! ...

23 August, 2017

Garden Notes – Yellow

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So many people do not like yellow in the garden which is such a pity and rather awkward as Autumn approaches. Many of the stalwarts of the border at this time of the year are the yellow and brown daises. The rudbekias, heleniums solidago and achillea. Even the hosta leaves fade to yellow. However it is easily possible to keep the pink and blue summer borders going into Autumn. ...

23 August, 2017

15th Annual Abbey Lecture

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Friday October 20th 2017 at 7pm to be held in Alton Abbey church, followed by supper, with wine, in the Monastery Refectory. To be given by Dr Nicholas Fennell PhD on The Orthodox Church ...

23 August, 2017

Macmillan Coffee Morning

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Friday 29th September at Holt End, from 10am until noon. £4 for coffee, tea and cake. ‘Bring and buy’ ‘Fred’ Moir [Please note that this message is not posted on behalf of Bentworth Parish Council and does not necessarily reflect the Parish Council’s policy] ...

20 July, 2017

Bentworth Garden Club

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Bentworth Garden club will visit a garden in Medstead on Tuesday 8 August. We are going to Church House where Paul and Alice Berrisford will show us round their beautiful garden. We will meet at 7.0 as usual. This is our last garden visit of the season so I do hope you will come to it. ...

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