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15 October, 2018

Farm Notes

The Villager

One of the subjects that I received quite a lot of feedback about was the reference to rainfall in the July issue so here is the latest update. I mentioned previously that the annual rainfall in Bentworth averages about 975 mm and the current figure to 30th September is 877 mm so not a lot lower and far above a Jan to Dec year of only 729 mm in 2011. The ...

15 October, 2018

PCC Fundraising Night – Friday 9th November

Church The Villager

Karamoja is a region in North East Uganda and one of the poorest areas in Africa. It has been a church project supported by many of the Parishes with the Alton deanery for a number of years, and the PCCs of Bentworth, Medstead, Lasham and Shalden also support ministry training. Earlier this year we heard that the community we directly support are in urgent need of funds to repair and refurbish some of their community buildings. ...

15 October, 2018

Bentworth Film Night – Tuesday 13th November

Events The Villager

Bentworth Film Night will be screening ‘Journey’s End’ on Tuesday 13th Novemberat the Jubilee Hall, Bentworth. Doors open at 7pm for drinks, with film showing at 7.30pm. Tickets £5 on the door. Ice Creams in the Interval This is a social event open to all local villagers, please feel free to bring friends along too. ...

28 September, 2018

Bentworth Garden Club

Events Garden Club The Villager

On Tuesday, 21st August, Bentworth Garden Club members met at Bentworth Hall and enjoyed strolling around Stella’s beautiful garden on the most perfect summer’s evening. Marcus Dancer then introduced us to his ‘New and Exciting Plants,’ many of which he had for sale on the night. ...

27 September, 2018

Garden Notes

Garden Club The Villager

Where are the next gardeners coming from? If the children at school are not allowed to fail and everyone gets a medal how will they cope with gardening? ...

27 September, 2018

Farm Diary

The Villager

The wonderful mostly dry and sunny weather is continuing which means that it is ideal for insects, birds and in fact most of the natural world locally. Pleasingly the one species that will not thrive in these conditions are slugs – I have never worked out what good a slug does so do not miss them this year. The ground is harder than usual so wearing surfaces on cultivators are disappearing quickly. We now use tungsten faced points which do last longer but of course are double the price of standard items. The flints in the soil in this area tend to cut into the steel and tungsten so that nothing lasts long – in the days when we ploughed a set of plough points might need replacing after 2 days work. The term “Hampshire diamond” obviously refers to the hardness of our local stone – a shame it is not worth as much as jewellery diamonds. When I worked in the Cotswolds the soil and stone was much softer and a set of points could last a whole season or more. ...

25 September, 2018

Bentworth Harvest Picnic – 12th October 2018 7:30pm

Events The Villager

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 tables available for everyone who wants to come. Anyone coming for the first time will be made to feel as welcome as those who have been previously. Suggested minimum £5 per head donation to charity with prize draw on the night. In order to reserve your place, as numbers are limited, please contact Sarah Whitley on 01420 562188 ...

15 September, 2018

Planning Application – The Star Inn, Bentworth

Planning Pubs

A fresh planning application has been submitted for redevelopment of The Star Inn as residential accommodation. Details are available here. [Please note that this message is not posted on behalf of Bentworth Parish Council and does not necessarily reflect the Parish Council’s policy] ...

08 September, 2018

Bentworth Film Night – Tuesday 11th September


The two film nights so far have been a great success. If you haven’t been to one then give it a try, it’s an opportunity to not only enjoy a good film but to catch up with friends and neighbours. ...

08 August, 2018

Charity Talk in aid of Broadlands Riding for the Disabled


Another amazing talk organised in aid of Broadlands Riding for the Disabled in Medstead, Hampshire at Wivelrod Barns, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 4AS. Thursday 20th September 2018. ...