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14 December, 2019

Bentworth Care Group

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As I mentioned last month we are saying Goodbye to some of our existing members who for various reasons are having to step down. A huge thanks to Maureen Brooking, Wendy Young and Sally Magill for their many years of loyal service. Also to Jackie Cleveland who is no longer going to be a driver but has agreed to stay on as Secretary/Treasurer. ...

14 December, 2019

St Mary’s School, Bentworth – After-School Club Assistant Vacancy

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St. Mary’s is a small rural school located in the beautiful village of Bentworth, only 5 miles from Alton and in easy commuting distance. We have a strong Christian ethos and special family atmosphere that infiltrates into all that we do in our school. Relationships between staff, pupils, governors and parents at the school are excellent. ...

14 December, 2019

Epiphany Concert at Alton Abbey

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To be held in Alton Abbey Church Friday January 10th 7.30pm. Winchester Consort was established to enable singers to work with guest musical directors and composers in performing both contemporary works and established choral repertoire. The choir of invited, experienced, choral singers also aims to raise charitable funds and to provide opportunities for young and aspiring musicians. ...

14 December, 2019

Hampshire Federation of W.I.

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On 5th we had our Christmas Lunch at the RBL Hall, attended by 20 members and husbands. The meal was excellent and we thanked the caterers for their hard work. ...

14 December, 2019

Garden Notes

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We all want to have a garden that is bird friendly and now is a good time to plan ahead for this. All the Autumn berries will have gone by now, but the ones that last longest are those that do not go red. They do not look ripe so are left alone. The mountain ash trees (sorbus) have berries in yellow, pink and white as well as red. Sorbus Pink Pagoda is a tall growing tree with blue green leaves while for a small tree try sorbus vilmorinii with pink berries turning white. You have the purple callicarpa berries. A shrub that I saw growing wild in Florida, but it does as well here. You can get yellow berried holly too. Most skimmias are red berried but I have seen a white form. Another source of food are the fallen apples, so don’t be too much in a hurry to rake them up. ...

14 December, 2019

Farm Diary

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…including how Boyd stopped 24 unwanted pregnancies! The more perceptive of you will have noticed it has been wet for what seems like all of this year. The figures are that since 23rd September we have received 466.5 mm (19 ins) of rain until 30th November. ...

14 December, 2019

The Sun Inn – New Year’s Eve

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve with us and “Here Be Dragons” – a fantastic acoustic duo playing all your favourite music. Bar open 6:00pm till 1:00am, music from 9:00pm ...

14 December, 2019

Lasham Gliding 12th Annual Charity ‘Run/Walk’ – New Year’s Day 2020

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Charity run/walk for the Hawk Conservancy Trust, supporting their hospital enabling injured birds to be returned to the wild. Once around the airfield (approx 3 miles). ...

14 December, 2019

Messy Church – Saturday 7th December 2019

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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. ...

14 December, 2019

St Mary’s Bentworth Drop-in at the Sun Inn

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Our village get together will start again at The Sun in the New Year on Wednesday 8th January, and continue every week as usual from 10.45 to11.45am. It is a joy to go into the warm welcoming atmosphere on a Wednesday morning, and enjoy coffee/tea for £2 plus a piece of cake for £2, with the winter fires burning brightly. Do come and join us. ...