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24 May, 2019

Messy Church – Saturday 8th June 2019

Church The Villager

You and your family are invited to Messy Church. Messy Church is all about welcoming people of all ages to come and have fun together. No-one is too young or too old to join in. Expect a chance to be creative, exploring the theme of the day. Then what could be better than to celebrate together. Finally, everyone sits down to share and enjoy a meal of sandwiches and cake, tea or coffee and juice. ...

24 May, 2019

St Mary’s Bentworth – Unlocking

Church The Villager

After many years of dedicated service, 365 days a year, the Yonge family have earned a welcome break from their unlocking/locking duties at the church. We are hugely grateful for the commitment they have shown over the years to this time-consuming job. ...

24 May, 2019

Help – Cakes Needed!

Events Fete The Villager

The Parochial Church Council are running the cake stall at the Fete again this year. We would be very grateful for any donations of cakes, buns, biscuits or even bread. They don’t have to be homemade so if you don’t like cooking something bought would be equally acceptable ! ...

24 May, 2019

Bentworth Garden Club

Garden Club The Villager

Thank you all so much for your contributions and support for the Plant Sale last month. You were amazing and made all the hard work and effort that my wonderful committee put into the sale all worth while. ...

24 May, 2019

Broadlands Charity Talk – 5th June

Events

Please come and listen to Greg Blezard, ex CEO of Waste to Wonder and now chairman of Inert/DMD. Greg will enlighten you all with funny and heart warming stories including the art of deflecting land fill waste and building much needed schools around the world. ...

24 May, 2019

Hampshire Federation of WI

Events The Villager

We held our AGM on 2nd May at the RBL Hall. Jean Spottiswood Clarke resigned as Joint President and the Officers are Helen Herring as President, Gemma Hounsell as Treasurer and Diane Knight as Secretary and Committee members Jean Cripps, Barbara Jerimiah and Ruth Martin. ...

24 May, 2019

Bee News

The Villager

The last inspection showed the bees are not ready to swarm just yet, as there are no queen cells. I think the weather has been too mild. There were a couple of queen cups which are anchor points for queen cells, so this means they are practising. However, they have been increasing their population nicely and now occupy most of the hive. A lack of space is the most common reason for swarming. ...

24 May, 2019

Garden Notes

Garden Club The Villager

Why did it die. We are always asking ourselves this. Basically plants want to live but sometimes the fates are against them. We get a very wet season and on our heavy clay plants can get waterlogged. Or when you didn’t notice the slugs had stripped the stem. If we have a very dry season the plants weaken and often do not show damage until the next season when they do not have the will to survive. A late frost can strip a plant of its young leaves and it may struggle to produce another crop. Perhaps you have just planted it in the wrong place, too hot, too shady, too windy, a frost pocket or too wet. ...

24 May, 2019

Farm Diary

The Villager

Last Saturday 40 Villager readers came (as advertised previously) to Hall Farm to look at the crops and woodland to see and hear a little of what goes on in the fields surrounding the village. It was great to be able to show people around the fields – the tractor and people trailers taking the visitors to places they would not normally visit were a great success. If there is sufficient interest we may do another farm tour in May 2020. ...

24 May, 2019

Summer Garden Party – 7th July

Events The Villager

Summer garden party – Sunday 7th July from 12:30, last entry 4:30. Everyone welcome. In the grounds of St Andrew’s Church. Come for light lunch and/or afternoon tea at reasonable prices. Pimms and Fizz also available. ...