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28 February, 2018

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

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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

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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

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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. ...

29 January, 2018

Farm Diary

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The January copy of the Villager contained comments about Neonicotinoid (neonic) seed dressings and a recent announcement by Michael Gove the Environment Secretary that was at best ill-informed and certainly misleading. ...

27 December, 2017

Neighbourhood Watch

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The police would like to remind everyone that there are some unpleasant folks around who prey on the elderly members of our society. They purport to be calling from the Bank or from the Police and gently lead people to giving out their bank details. This is something that does not happen with genuine calls from banks or the police. ...

27 December, 2017

Fraud Warning

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The Alton Neighbourhood Policing team together with our colleagues in East Hampshire would like to request your help in sharing the information that follows with your friends, neighbours and relatives particularly the older generation who may not have internet access. ...

24 November, 2017

Farm News

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Harvest and planting are now complete. The wet September changed to a fairly dry October and the winter crops for 2018 harvest were planted and so far are looking pretty good with even emergence and no “holes” (bare patches) evident. The seeding process varies a little between fields but usually consists of the following operations – spraying the stubble of the previous crop to kill the weeds and volunteers (the seed lost from the combine that then germinates), a cultivation to a depth of about 15 cm with 6 legs followed by 2 rows of discs and a heavy press wheel to condition the soil. This pass is fairly rain safe in that it will take about ½ inch of rain without becoming a sodden morass. ...