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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

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

Hampshire Federation of WI

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On 6th July we had our Garden Meeting at 1, Nashes Green, by kind invitation of Diane Southam. It was a very hot day and we were pleased to have shelter under the gazebo. We started the meeting with a Pimm’s . After the business we had various cakes and scones, some donated by members. The results of the Alton Group Quiz were announced and our team won with 146 points against 143, 133 and 107. ...

20 July, 2017

Wildlife Support & Conservation

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Trees and Protection: Although one mature Oak has been saved at the top of Blackberry Lane in Four Marks, and now has a TPO, the arboricultural officer did not have time to reach another landmark tree, a mature Monkey Puzzle in a garden at Bernard Avenue, and it was felled in June. ...

25 June, 2017

Hampshire Federation of Women’s Institutes

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Our meeting on 1st June. After the business we had a talk about Wildlife in the Galapagos Islands by Andrew Watts. He visited many of the islands with a small party of nine and a guide. He had wonderful photographs of the countryside and the wildlife, and told us about the history of the islands and the animals and birds and how they had evolved into completely different species, and each island had unusual birds and animals. ...

25 June, 2017

Alton Decorative and Fine Arts Society

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The next meeting will be on 12 September when the Lecture will be preceded by the AGM. Following this will be the Cline Kilner Memorial Lecture to be given by Sarah Deere-Jones who will talk on: History of the harp from Mediterranean antiquity to 20th Century. ...

29 May, 2017

Bentworth Fete – Tombola

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Collection Weekend of 17th/18th June It’s that time again… Do you have any good quality new or unused items for an adult’s and a children’s tombola? ...

29 May, 2017

Alton Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS)

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13th June: Dr Sam Moorhead AD 410. The Year that shook Rome To be held at Alton Maltings Centre 7pm for a glass of wine, Lectures start at 8pm. The next meeting will be on 12 September when Sarah Deere-Jones will talk on: History of the harp from Mediterranean antiquity to 20th Century ...

28 May, 2017

Farm Notes

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The hoped for rain has arrived and crops, grass, flowers and planted vegetables will be transformed. In April we recorded about 18 mm early in the month from a Saturday storm and then a few millimetres just before the month’s end. Now the plants have the moisture in the rooting zone and will take up the nutrients. The warmer days of March and early April resulted in crop growth stages being about 12 days ahead of a normal season but the cold winds of late April slowed growth to a normal year. Growth stages are determined by dissecting the plants and identifying the growth stage from sometimes tiny embryonic leaves or ears – patience and a good blade are required. ...

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