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13 March, 2018

Bentworth Parish Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Plan Parish Council The Villager

In late January we learned that the government had moved the goal-posts. EHDC briefed representatives of all towns and parishes in the region of changes which were being made at national level through the government’s most recent Housing White Paper and subsequent amendments to legislation, National Planning Policy Guidance and National Planning Policy Framework. You may have seen some reporting on this in the national or local press. ...

13 March, 2018

Hampshire Federation of Women’s Institutes

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The meeting on Thursday 1st March was cancelled due to the snow, and has been rearranged for 8th March – which is after the deadline for this magazine, so no report this month. The next meeting is on Thursday 5th April when we will hear about Easter Flower Arranging. ...

13 March, 2018

Garden Notes – Vegetables

Garden Club The Villager

I have always grown vegetables and would hate to stop doing it, but I had to rethink it lately to make less work. Firstly why grow those that you can easily buy. Like onions, maincrop potatoes, cabbages etc. You need to concentrate on those that taste so much better straight from the garden. New potatoes with skin you can just push off and broad beans that you can pick before they get large and leathery and you can afford to have large bowls of them. Snap peas are great straight from the vine. The french beans both climbing and dwarf and runner beans are easily available but are so productive it seems a shame not to grow them. Like courgettes, where three plants bought from the garden centre will supply all you need. If you are very cheffy you may like to stuff the flowers. ...

13 March, 2018

Farm Diary

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In the last few days we have had the snow and freezing winds of late February / early March. It is on such occasions that pheasant shoots are particularly helpful to the indigenous bird and mammal life. The extreme weather and frozen ground makes foraging for seeds impossible and without the shoots many songbirds would die within a few days without food. ...

28 February, 2018

Talk by Ed Chamberlin in aid of Broadlands Group RDA 22nd March

Events

In aid of Broadlands Group Riding for the Disabled, Medstead (Registered Charity: 1170398) https://www.broadlandsgrouprda.org.uk/ Ed Chamberlin, ITV’s Horse Racing front man, joins us on Thursday 22nd March for the first of our 2018 talks. He used to present Sky Sports’ Premier League coverage alongside Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher and is an ambassador for WellChild, a charity for sick children. ...

18 February, 2018

Lasham Gliding Society Winter Talks 2017/18

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All talks are held on Saturday evening, will usually commence at 6pm and are held in the Brown Elephant briefing room. Although most of the events are free of charge it is customary that a silver collection is made at the end of each talk for the Lasham Trust or other deserving cause of the speaker’s choosing. ...

18 February, 2018

Farm Diary

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I am writing this on 12th February and although the weather is still wintry the natural world is waking up after its winter slumbers. The days are longer – it is approaching 6 pm before properly dark on a good day – the clocks go forward on 24th March this year so soon warm light evenings, barbeques etc will be with us – hooray. ...

18 February, 2018

Film Night

Events The Villager

Having been asked the question as to how to spend £1000, a good majority of the villagers wanted to pursue the idea of a monthly film night, in the school hall on a weekday evening. ...

29 January, 2018

Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal 2017

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The Bentworth contribution to the appeal was £1869.42. This was raised by door to door collections, the School, the Sun Inn, the Remembrance Day church collection and gift aid. ...

29 January, 2018

Lasham Gliding Society Winter Talks

Events The Villager

All talks are held on Saturday evening, will usually commence at 6pm and are held in the Brown Elephant briefing room. Although most of the events are free of charge it is customary that a silver collection is made at the end of each talk for the Lasham Trust or other deserving cause of the speaker’s choosing. ...