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In this issue: Teams signing up for last Wightlink Wight Challenge Spectacular Summer Show at HMS Sultan Estate agent is now a successful artist Summer Activity Guide Focus on Meon Valley Community News Space Times

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Networking in your local community... The LOOP is your one-stop shop for excitement, interest, entertainment and information. We make sure that every issue is packed with competitions, articles, photos and facts, all relating to your local community. If there’s a new place to go, an event to attend, a show to see or a new restaurant or shop to try, we make sure to include it. Congratulations to Joe Hunter, for winning our front page picture competition with a picture of ‘Bella-Boo’ at Gunwarf Quays. He has won a Sunday lunch main course for two at Rancho, Fareham. Send in your photos with a chance to feature on our front page and win Afternoon Tea for 4 people in the Meon Valley’s Broadstreet Restaurant, with free flowing bubbly. * In this issue, we have included a Summer Activities Guide for all the family. We pride ourselves on having our ears to the ground in our area, but if we have missed something, then why not tell us? Just drop us a line (a few notes or a whole article) to contactus@ loopmagazine.net and you could get a mention in the next edition. We would like to share some of the comments from issue 15… ‘Many thanks to the Loop team for helping publicise the role of the Hamble Conservation Volunteers. Since the article about us was published in Loop Issue 15, I have been contacted by a wide variety of people who have subsequently brought valuable additional effort and expertise to our group. It is very encouraging to know that your publication is able to reach out to local people and make them aware of community issues.’ – Philip Rawlinson, Secretary Hamble Conservation Volunteers Get involved with your local community, get writing about a local initiative, service or event – and get in the LOOP! Alice Ashcroft

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Contents Spectacular Summer Show at HMS Sultan


Instructors put pupils through their paces


2016 Youth Awards


50 mile charity walk in June from Guildford to Hamble


Health & Beauty


Friends of Fleming Park


Holly Hill Leisure Centre right on track


Estate agent is now a successful artist


Finance & Legal Services


Pupils buy a Buddy Bench to promote friendship and caring at Titchfield Primary School


Your dog, micro chipping and the law


Council urges residents to have their say on future of recycling centres


The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series


Passivhaus standard homes in Fareham


Honeybee Swarms


Teams signing up for last Wightlink Wight Challenge


Focus on Meon Valley


Roger Taylor of ‘Queen’ joins Wickham Festival line-up


Taste of Wickham Festival 2016


Local Trades


Space Times


Hampshire Search and Rescue




Summer Activities Guide


Community News


What’s On


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Spectacular Summer Show at HMS Sultan Promises Fun For Everyone The HMS Sultan Summer Show will return again as the perfect entertainment for the Father’s Day weekend of 18 and 19 June 2016. This ever popular event held in Gosport, regularly attracts visitors from all over Hampshire and this year’s Summer Show is certain to delight once more.

The 2016 HMS Sultan Summer Show will include a variety of different acts, from high adrenaline Monster Trucks and Bolddog Lings Freestyle Motorcross Display Team, through to the more traditional Steam Fayre and The Festival Circus; this year’s Show promises to be bustling with exciting entertainment for all. All of this, plus air display areas, music and entertainment, Fun Fairs and more, promise to make the HMS Sultan Summer Show 2016 a truly great day out. The HMS Sultan Summer Show continues to operate under its policy of offering exceptional entertainment at an affordable price while raising vital funds for local and Service charities. Gates will be open from 10:00–18:00 on both days with savings to be made on advanced ticket prices. Tickets priced at £20 family (2 Adult 2 Child), Adult £8, OAP/Disabled £6, Child £4 (5-14), Under 5s FREE. Advanced tickets are available at a discounted rate from a number of vendors, for further information please visit: www.royalnavy.mod.uk FREE PARKING and disabled facilities available.

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Celebrate Dad like the winner he is The Race Centre has scheduled a bumper day of racing on Sunday 19th June to help you celebrate Father’s Day, with prizes on offer throughout the day. The whole family can join in the fun, progressing from our entry level race cars, to our full F1 experience. With a fantastic 2-4-1 deal on all vouchers available throughout June, this is the perfect way to treat Dad to an exciting day. The Race Centre Chandlers Ford was the first of its type in the world, with ten race car simulators. All drivers compete against each other with equal equipment, in an exciting and safe racing environment. Now in stunning full HD! Open 7 days a week, The Race Centre is the ideal venue to host your events, with exclusive deals available for school holidays, children’s parties and corporate experiences, be sure to have a look at what they can offer you. Throughout the summer they will be offering exciting new race meetings for all ages so be sure to sign up to their newsletter to keep up to date with the latest promotions.

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Instructors put pupils through their paces Recently Fareham College attended HMS Collingwood for an unforgettable training session with two naval Physical Training Instructors in preparation for the Junior Leaders Field Gun Competition. With the Seniors Challenge set to take place at the HMS Collingwood Open Day on Saturday 4 June, the annual Junior Leaders Field Gun Competition is following suit with the final on Friday 8 July. This competition reflects the traditional Royal Navy Field Gun, introducing the sport to youths aged 18-25. The teams will consist of individuals who have either recently joined the Armed Forces, have just begun apprenticeships with major commercial organisations or who are studying at local colleges.

Leaders Challenge offering youths a chance to work as a team and challenge them in a unique setting, the training and overall experience also comes as a valuable experience for team members that are considering a career in the armed forces. Steve Christian, Field Gun Officer for Fareham College, said of the visit “It’s been a great opportunity for the course to receive this training, it acts as a guide for our future sessions at the college and also gives the students a look into military life as we currently have roughly 10 individuals in the team looking at a career in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. The session today has been a great motivation for everyone as it has taken the team out of their comfort zone, giving them the extra push to show the trainers what they can really do!” Fareham College have entered the challenge for 6 years, last year the crew even won the Endeavour trophy, which recognises the crew who have shown the greatest improvement throughout the competition. The team will now continue their endurance training every Tuesday morning until the competition.

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The team from the Uniformed Service course at Fareham College, aged between 17 and 20, got a first hand glimpse into the intense training of a naval field gunner as the two organisations strengthen their ongoing relationship. They were invited to the establishment’s Sports and Recreation Centre for a training session with Chief Physical Trainer Jimmy Forwell and Leading Physical Trainer Will Ballanger, replicating the preparation in which Royal Navy sailors endure once they have joined their respective field gun team. Pupils were subject to rounds of traditional circuits including activities such as lifting various weights, intense rowing and powerful sprints. With the Junior contactus@loopmagazine.net

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2016 Youth Awards The Council is keen to acknowledge the voluntary work carried out by young people in the Borough, and nominations for The Mayor of Eastleigh’s Youth Award for Volunteering 2016 (supported by Eastleigh Lions and One Community) are now being sought. The awards are for young people aged 11-18, who can be nominated for either a gold or silver award. A silver award is for at least 50 hours of volunteering in the previous 12 months (from date of nomination). A gold award is for at least 100 hours of volunteering in the previous 12 months (from date of nomination). Volunteering activities include helping older people, being a carer for family or friends, fundraising for a good cause, taking a role in an organisation like the Scouts, helping in school, and so on. Activities can include formal or informal volunteering roles. The eligibility criteria are as follows:

• The young person must know they are being nominated and why. • Their parent/carer must be aware of the nomination. The award is to recognise the voluntary work of young people in the Borough. We are keen to recognise young people who regularly volunteer, and also to acknowledge the invaluable contribution of all young volunteers. Those nominated will be invited to a presentation as part of One Community’s volunteer award evening. This will take place on the 7th June during Volunteers’ Week. If you know a young person who you would like to nominate, the nomination form can be found on Eastleigh Borough Council’s website.

• You must have known the young person you nominate for more than 6 months. • You must not be related to the young person. • The young person must either live in the Borough of Eastleigh or undertake the activity they are being recognised for in the Borough of Eastleigh. • They must be under the age of 19 on 1 June 2016.

Winners of the 2015 Youth Awards.


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HASAG are an asbestos support group covering the whole of the south coast and around 43 hospitals, the group supports sufferers and families through difficult times, informing them about the illness and of what financial support is available. Another reason behind the walk is to honour Uncle Jack. He kept fit and healthy, gardening and socialising with friends and family until Jan 2015, when his illness started. Uncle Jack remained positive throughout and was determined to keep fighting, which showed the kind of person he was. Uncle Jack was very loved and was an ‘true English Gentleman, who had a zest for life. After 8 months of deterioration, Uncle Jack sadly passed away in Aug 2015 due to an Asbestos related illness called mesothelioma which was in his case an industrial disease. Uncle Jack had spoken about his greatest achievement in life, which was doing this same walk in 1969. The sisters, his nieces, have the framed certificate that states out of the 136 walkers only 46 completed the course and he was one of them. Walking all of this way in office brogue shoes, as seen in the picture. The girls have been training locally wearing their HASAG t-shirts now for many months so if you pass them, give them a toot, as it’s always nice to have support from the local area.

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On the 9th June 2016, Uncle Jack would have celebrated his 80th Birthday, so the girls have decided to walk on this date to raise money for both the HASAG charity and in honour of his memory. Please donate to support us and HASAG to help raise awareness of this terrible illness and enable them to help families and individuals with their support network. Our JustGiving page is guildfordtohamblewalk (all one word) to donate and support us. Many thanks and wish us luck.

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NATURE’S QUAY Welcome to Nature’s Quay at Universal Marina, the latest addition to our ever expanding services ashore and afloat. A unique experience with Nature’s gifts, the key to your wellbeing. We offer everything from one to one ‘reformer’ Pilates to a selection of holistic therapies, waxing, facials and full body massage, as well as half-day experiences. Within our shop both on site and online you will find a range of beauty products that are hand selected, non-toxic and cruelty free. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Universal Marina.

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Summer at Universal Marina takes on a whole new look! ‘Man Overboard’ Watersports Hire – SUP’s & Kayaks What’s on offer at Universal Marina, Sarisbury Green. Come down to the water front and rent a Paddle Board (SUP) or Kayak and adventure out with your friends and family. Discover the upper reaches of the River Hamble and Manor Farm Country Park or paddle to your favourite pub. www.manoverboard.club

Universal’s New Dry Stack Increasing pressure to provide storage and launch services for small pleasure craft has led to the installation of a second stack at the marina. With a one-hour turn around on demand ‘Your wish is our command’. We take the hassle out of launching & retrieving your boat and offer free parking and all the other services available on site. With the Restaurant, Boat hire and now a Beauty and Wellness Centre Universal is a great place to relax what ever the weather.

Bistro 8 All change at the Bar Over the winter we doubled the size of the bar and created a new deli serving area for those that venture into the garden or just want a takeaway. Having taken over management of Bistro 8, Mark Walter and his team with new kitchen staff hope to satisfy your appetite with new offerings a nd a fresh Menu for the Season with new Fish and Salad offerings. www.bistro8.com

Nature’s Quay Beauty & Wellness Relax and pamper yourself, body and soul at Nature’s Quay. A beauty and wellness centre with a range of hand picked treatments and therapies, using totally natural products that are non-toxic, sustainable and cruelty free. Check out our treatments and range of products on www.naturesquay.com or call to book on 023 8098 0777.

The footpath between Warsash and Burseldon runs straight through the yard and with Holly Hill Park nestled in the woods just behind the marina, it is just a great place to adventure to and from. Surrounded by nature we are the Heart of the Hamble. The Universal Marina berth holders have set up a Yacht Club and have an action packed calendar of events for the Summer with Rallies around the Solent and many other activities. We are also home to Rona Trust and Discovery Sailing Project. So whether a boat owner or not there is plenty to get involved in alone or with the whole family.

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Known as the island of serendipity, Sri Lanka has a hot and wet tropical climate caused by its close location to the equator. Although the island is only a little larger than Ireland, it has a huge amount of diversity. On a trip to Sri Lanka you can enjoy game reserves, the seaside, unspoiled plains and the bustling cities of Colombo and Kandy. Sri Lanka has two monsoon seasons so there is a fair chance you’ll get wet on your visit. If you are heading to the capital city Colombo, the season runs from April to October, while the rains come from November through to February on the eastern side of the island. Further inland the island is hilly and the weather tends to be hot and wet all year round. The east of the country is far less developed than the west, but if you’re happy to head off on the beaten track you will be rewarded with some of the finest beaches in the world. If beaches are your thing you simply must head to the harbour town of Trincomalee, which is home to idyllic long stretches of palm-fringed sand. Palagama is another beach well worth a visit. contactus@loopmagazine.net

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Andark Diving and Watersports If you’ve driven past a rather ordinary looking red brick building, just opposite Swanwick Marina with ‘Andark’ on the front you probably thought, like us, that this was just a chandlery or similar type of shop. So, when we received a call in the Loop Magazine office asking us if we’d like a tour around Andark’s water sports ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ and a ‘Try Dive’ in their fully heated indoor swimming pool, we were intrigued and naturally jumped at the chance! Andark Diving and Watersports, to use its full title, is actually celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Its roots began with diving, however, over the past four decades Andark has become synonymous with every type of water sport there is, from sailing to paddle boarding and from triathlon swimming to kayaking. Andark does indeed have a shop, which, they’re delighted to boast, holds one of the largest and most competitively priced stocks of clothing and equipment on the south coast with all the big names from Henri Lloyd to Crewsaver. Andark, as we were to find out, has so much more and is best described as a Tardis with a swimming pool, classrooms, an outdoor watersports lake, state of the art Wifi conference rooms, a café, multiple changing rooms and one of the UK’s only privately owned under water helicopter escape simulators. My tour starts in the Andark shop and as I wander around I decide that I wish I’d known about this place years ago as there are flip flops, boardies, snorkel sets, wets suits, dry suits, offshore watersproofs; you name it. It’s all here (and they’re right; at pretty rock bottom prices!). They even sell Go Pros to capture all the action. From the shop I get taken down to the pool area where I’m shown a seriously impressive piece of equipment enroute; an Underwater Escape Training Unit (HUET) - to teach aviators how to evacuate and survive from a ditched Aircraft. “This has actually saved

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lives,” I’m told, “as pilots who’ve used this and crash landed in water were trained how to get out using this very machine.” I’m impressed but not impressed enough to go in it, although I’m told it is also used for corporate events! The Andark Pool is the ideal setting for my first go at diving as there’s a shallow end and also a much deeper end where you can really get further down to experience the sheer exhilaration of being underwater. The pool is used for a host of different activities including swimming lessons and teaching children diving from age eight with Saturday / holiday classes and diving birthday parties (Aquanauts). The pool is also utilised for a number of RYA courses, such as sea survival, so by the sounds of it there’s always masses going on. It’s a quick change and then I meet my instructor, Ben who immediately puts me at ease and starts showing me the ropes. Ben runs through all the breathing apparatus and how to use it, as well as the basic hand signs and how to clear my mask when underwater. The briefing is very thorough and I learn more than I had expected to. Ben really makes sure I understand everything properly before we go into the deeper water and is happy to go through things twice if I got it wrong the first time. We’re underwater a lot longer than I thought we would be and it feels quite surreal and completely different to anything I’ve done before. I really enjoy the “zero-gravity” feeling of diving in such deep water; it feels great to swim around independently and I feel safe in the knowledge that Ben is keeping an eye on things the whole time. I’m struck by how quiet it is and when it’s time to surface I can understand why diving is such a popular sport. Once my Tri Dive is finished I’m feeling exhilarated and keen to do more. “This is why we love to do Try Dives here as it draws people straight into this phenomenal sport,” explains Ben. “They’re hooked and then there’s a whole new world to discover below the water that so many people simply never encounter.”

After my dive I’m taken to Andark Lake, which is quietly hidden up a small lane at the back of the shop/ pool complex. The guys are really proud of this lake, which has only been open for about two years. And so they should be. I never in a million years thought that this place existed. Double the length of an Olympic swimming pool, the lake is set in beautiful and very peaceful surroundings, with woodland and rolling countryside providing the perfect backdrop.

The lake is seven metres deep, and beneath the surface lies a submerged jet ski and the bow of a 17th century barge. This lake is cited as being the first in Europe that has been purpose built for diving. As well as providing a natural and safe environment for outdoor dives, which are a requisite for many diving qualifications, the lake has been adopted by other water sports enthusiasts including open water swimmers, kayakers and sailors who use the lake to practise capsize drills or bring children for their first taste of dinghy sailing. With first class changing rooms, a café and state of the art function rooms, I’m told that the lake has also been used for corporate events and training.

With Andark and all its facilities right on our doorstep, I’ve come away armed with diving brochures and leaflets and a promise to myself that I’ll be back. The Tri Dives are ideal for people of all ages (from age 8) and this unique experience is definitely worth a go. I warn you though, once you have a go, you’ll be hooked, just like me. May even see you down there! Just check www.andark.co.uk We’ve teamed up with Andark to give TEN lucky readers a ‘Dicover Scuba Diving Try Dive’. For your chance to win just answer the following: How old is Andark this year? Send your answers to: contactus@loopmagazine.net contactus@loopmagazine.net

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Holly Hill Leisure Centre right on track Construction of the new Holly Hill Leisure Centre is progressing well and will open later this year.

What’s happened so far? The main structure of the building is now complete, the two swimming pool tanks are in place and the filtration equipment and air conditioning have been installed. The external glazing is being put in place in May, after which passers-by will get to see what the finished building will look like.

What next? Once the main contractor has completed their works, the building will be handed over to Everyone Active, who will run the Leisure Centre. Everyone Active will install the fitness related items such as the gym equipment and lane markers and the starting blocks for the main swimming pool. Not just a leisure centre

Work is now underway to install underfloor heating and the electrical cabling to supply the building. This includes a state of art audio–visual system for the dance studio and fitness gym!

Two new football pitches for junior use will be provided next to the Leisure Centre.

Work on the 203 space car park is also underway, with the final surfacing being laid.

A brand new children’s play area and multi-use games area (MUGA) will also be installed once the Leisure Centre is complete. The MUGA will be suitable for a range of ages and abilities and will provide a space for sports such as football, basketball and netball.

Facilities will include: • a 25 metre pool with 6 swimming lanes • a learner pool • a gym with over 100 pieces of equipment • cycle spinning studio • dance studio

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For more information on the plans for the leisure centre, and to watch a video of the construction process, visit www.fareham.gov.uk/leisurecentre


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Estate agent is now a successful artist To many, an artist’s life is a carefree and relaxed existence. But in pursuing success as a professional wildlife painter, Clive Meredith from Warsash, it’s busier than ever. “It is a hand to mouth existence and you do it for the love of it, certainly not the money,” says Clive, a former estate agent in the Chichester area (who gave up in 1993 to be a full-time artist). “I have 12 events planned throughout 2016 ranging from Titchfield Art Show in April through to The Great Yorkshire Show in July and Gatcombe International Horse Trials in August, not forgetting Hampshire Open Studios of course towards the end of August.” Clive has to juggle research and reference gathering. Although there is a good amount of wildlife on his doorstep in Warsash, he has also travelled extensively in Asia and Africa in search of wildlife to paint. He has to produce his work, often from his own photographs back in the studio/gallery. The final stage in the process is to find and create sales opportunities.

Clive is exhibiting his work at events coming up at a number of different locations. Local events include: • The New Forest and Hampshire County Show in Brockenhurst, which will be running from July 26 to 28. • The Hampshire Open Studios event, which will be held at Clive Meredith Wildlife Studio/Gallery, 60 Warsash Road, Warsash, Southampton SO31 9JA, from August 20 to 28. • 6The Southern Nature Art Exhibition, which will take place at Rookesbury Manor, Wickham, Hampshire from September 9 to 11. He adds: “So aside from my collectable originals I have also produced my own high quality, affordable limited edition prints and cards, which are an important area of growth during challenging economic times. Selling work is all about finding the right customer and providing them with what they need. It’s increasingly a sales environment and my experience as an estate agent is undoubtedly helpful. I think many artists crawl into their shells and really prefer not to play any part in this commercial exercise, but if you believe in your work you can do extremely well. Customers like to talk to you and find out how you produced a piece and what you were thinking at the time. “Sales come through a variety of avenues from selling work on Facebook through to meeting customers at events and in my own studio. But I also like to exhibit in galleries and have some exciting meetings scheduled this year.” Clive works in graphite and oils. He was a finalist in the DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year in 2010, 2012 and 2013 with works exhibited at The Mall Galleries in London. Clive was Wildscape Magazines Wildlife Artist of the Year in 2010. He is a published artist with works held in collections worldwide. He was last year recognized as a Master Pencil Artist by the Pencil Art Society of Canada and is a member of Creative Coverage, which represents selected professional artists and craftspeople. Although only a new member of Creative Coverage he has already been introduced to a Suffolk gallery where his work will be exhibited in April. 32 | The LOOP


For more information contact Clive on: Tel: 07841 593694 Email: clivemeredith1964@btinternet.com Web: www.clivemeredithart.weebly.com

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The Mutt House Dogs love to holiday at The Mutt House. Nicky and Colin treat your dogs as their own and give them a holiday to remember with other canine friends to play with and join on wonderful walks to woodland, beaches and parks. You need never be afraid to leave your dog again. Home Boarders required. Do you know and love dogs and enjoy walking? Are you mostly at home with secure gardens? We love doing it – do you think you may? (Please call Nicky or Colin – see ad below).

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It’s a ‘kinder’ Magic! Magicman restores damaged surfaces of all types. Imagine how you would feel if a worktop in your beautiful kitchen was spoilt by a large burn mark. Or if you’re the prized wooden floor in your sitting room suffered a deep gouge. Accidents will happen and sometimes the cost of rectifying can be substantial. However, there is a very affordable alternative. Magicman is an innovative service that specializes in repairing damage of all types to hard surfaces – wood, metal, uPVC, ceramic, stone, laminate, marble and even glass. The standard of finish makes the repair virtually impossible to detect. It’s as if the damage has disappeared, just like magic!

The Magicman service uses specialist resins, paints, lacquers and tools to create a repair that will be permanent, not just cosmetic. It means that damage to valuable fixtures and fittings can be rectified with minimal cost when compared to the expense of replacement. Chris explains “We have grown used to living in a throw away culture, where damaged or worn fixtures and fittings are simply replaced with new. In many cases that may be practical and affordable, but not always. If the damaged item is valuable or irreplaceable, or perhaps if replacing would involve costly disruption to surrounding décor or assets, repair is far more cost-effective”.

The Magicman service is now available in the Solent area, under the management of local independent operator, Chris Mitchell. His technical expertise is available to carry out repairs to damage on behalf of homeowners and businesses, involving the restoration of surfaces that have been scratched, chipped, dented, burnt, drilled or scuffed. Chris says “The scope of our repair capability is very wide. We can repair damage to virtually any substrate. Providing it is structurally sound I’m able to achieve a finish that will be exactly matched to the colour, pattern and finish of the existing surface. Customers are often extremely surprised about the quality of the work we do.

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The Magicman service was established over 20 years ago and is now the UK market leader, with a customer base that includes most of the major construction companies, leading insurers such as Royal Sun Alliance and LV, cruise lines, retailers and property maintenance agencies. Covering all parts of the UK, it is an approved ISOQAR Quality service, has an authorized environmental policy and fully accredited with all of the primary safe-working organisations. A special discount of 10% off standard rates is available to readers of Loop, expiring on 31st August 2016. For further details about the Magicman service, or to book a repair job, please call 01489 451005 or email chris.mitchell@magicman.co.uk Please quote reference PORRO10 for a 10% discount.


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Pupils buy a Buddy Bench to promote friendship and caring at Titchfield Primary School Young Governors at Titchfield Primary School have helped to design and pay for a new Buddy Bench for their school playground. Buddy benches and Friendship seats are used in many schools to address loneliness and foster friendship in the playground. The idea is that any children who are looking for someone to play with them, who are upset, or who wish to talk about a concern can go to the Buddy Bench. Lunchtime supervisors, designated buddy pupils or any pupil can foster a sense of friendship by looking after, chatting to or playing with a child sitting on a Buddy Bench. Neptune Street Furniture, a local company who have been manufacturing park and school playground furniture since the 1960’s were delighted to help the children by coming up with a range of design concepts to put forward to the school PTA. “Starting with our standard products, we looked at what material would provide the school with a low maintenance and hard wearing solution that could be customised to meet the children’s ideas and expectations. We then provided several design ideas and colour schemes for the children to work with.” Explained Alan Gingell, MD of Neptune Street Furniture. In this instance the PTA chose brightly coloured recycled plastic for their seat and then the schools Young Governors voted on their favourite inspirational phrase to be engraved into the seat slats. It was decided that hand prints would be a fun and friendly addition to the design and several of the children from different years at the school were invited to Neptune Street Furniture’s factory, where the furniture is manufactured, to paint hand prints that would later be CNC engraved into the seat slats. 38 | The LOOP


Neptune Street Furniture manufacture a large range of brightly coloured recycled plastic furniture and kindly donated a matching litter bin to the school, to acknowledge all the hard work by the Young Governors and PTA. The pupils were delighted with the end result and thought the Buddy Bench would not only be a colourful and fun addition to their playground but be a lasting legacy for the school, helping to cherish friendships and promote caring for many years to come.

Business software solutions are people too! According to national enterprise campaign StartUp Britain, 608,110 businesses were registered in the UK with Companies House in 2015. That’s more than one company a minute! For every one that became a success, inevitably there would have been some that failed. Here we look at one potential factor that could make all the difference.

Finance & Legal Sevices usually a step too far for a fledgling company. Especially when they will only make use of a small amount of what it has to offer. Here at Dynamics Consultants we’ve produced a starter ERP solution based on the increasingly popular Microsoft Dynamics NAV. You might think that this sounds like a cut-down ERP solution, but you’d be wrong. It is in fact a full Dynamics NAV solution.

Growing pains When a company sets out, the back-office admin tasks will probably only take a few hours a week. As your small company grows this becomes a few days a week and so an admin person is employed to take the load. A little more growth necessitates the need for a cheap and cheerful accounts solution, your admin person manually entering details into the system, and things are good for a few more months. As you grow this becomes an admin team and the cost is no longer trivial. Most significantly, the cheap and cheerful accounts solution no longer has the power or flexibility to streamline your operations and deliver competition-busting productivity gains. This is usually when an ERP system becomes a possibility and adds an extra “body” in the business, taking over a chunk of the work.

Better, faster, smarter, sooner There seems to be a rather obvious alternative to this; why not employ ERP from day one? In most cases, the main reason why a business isn’t able to recruit their own ERP in the early days is down to cost. Whilst a well-implemented ERP solution offers great value for money, it’s

As well as giving you a head start in the early stages of your business’ life, you can start to use the full functionality of the solution as the company grows and evolves. With a templated implementation, you can be up and running very quickly for a modest investment, making it an affordable option for businesses at a much earlier point. Because a growing business can start to utilise other areas of the system as and when they are needed, it eliminates the need to re-implement or retrain and removes the disruption of taking on an ERP implementation project in the future. Our advice is to think big and start small – if you truly want to grow your business you need to make decisions based on where you want to be. Tom Jenkins – Director www.dynamics-consultants.co.uk


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From Cabin “Boys” to Captains: 250 years of Women at Sea Book launch to mark Shieldhall’s first cruise of 2016 Steamship Shieldhall, Southampton’s hidden heritage asset, commences its sailing programme for 2016 on Saturday 4th June with a 2-hour morning cruise of the Southampton Docks, followed by an afternoon cruise down Southampton Water. As the cruises coincide with the Southampton Beer Festival, there will be a selection of real ales on board, courtesy of the Romsey Flack Manor Brewery. In between the two cruises, Shieldhall will be welcoming author Dr Jo Stanley aboard, for a launch of her book ‘From Cabin “Boys” to Captains: 250 years of Women at Sea’. Tracing the progress that women have made in seafaring jobs through the centuries, Jo Stanley recounts the stories of dancers, purserettes, doctors, stewardesses, captains and conductresses, all of whom have taken to the waves on everything from floating palaces to battered windjammers. Their daring story is barely known, even by today’s seawomen. Many of those veteran pioneers will be on board to celebrate, meet interested people and enjoy the voyages with Clare. In keeping with the theme of the day, the book launch will be attended by Southampton’s Admiral of the Port, the Mayor Councillor Cathie McEwing, whilst Shieldhall’s Captain for the two cruises will be Clare Holmes. ‘We are very much looking forward to welcoming Jo Stanley aboard and commencing our 2016 sailing programme’ said Shieldhall Marketing Director Nigel Philpott. ‘Jo’s book is a fascinating read; a lively compendium of stories and interviews with female pioneers in both the Merchant Navy and Royal Navy. Jo also has some interesting ideas for helping more women go to sea, some of which are controversial! Jo says ‘I am really pleased that we are having this event on the Shieldhall, and that some people will even be able to sail with a woman captain. Clare Holmes is a great example of how seafaring women have made it to the top, despite the obstacles.’ My Liverpudlian great grandad, a ship’s barber, sailed out of Southampton (and lived for a while in Shirley), so this almost

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feels like home. And I’ve sailed into this berth on a tall ship recently. Women climbing aloft could be best be understood by going up the mast myself, I thought. So I did. No, I wasn’t scared but my knees certainly showed me that it’s a young person’s job!’ An all-day Solent Cruise, returning to see the cruise ships Britannia, Celebrity Eclipse, Azura and Queen Victoria depart will be staged on Sunday 5th June between 3.00pm and 7.00pm. Further June Shieldhall sailings will take place on Saturday 18th June, when the wonderful Soulcatchers will be on board, and Father’s Day Sunday 19th June, when guest commentator Colin van Geffen will highlight the important role that Southampton Water and The Solent played in aviation history. All Shieldhall cruises allow access to the Engine Room and Boiler Room, whilst passengers are also encouraged to visit the Bridge and meet the Captain. There is plenty of seating on board, both on the covered Awning Deck and Saloon, and open decks. Refreshments are available and there is a licensed bar on board. The Shieldhall is run entirely by volunteers, and everyone purchasing a ticket for a Shieldhall cruise helps support the charity running Shieldhall to keep her ‘alive and steaming’!

Wyvern Arts Festival 2016 Wyvern Arts Festival returns from 8 – 14 July 2016, centred around a Big Top tent and showcasing the talents of the College community in music, drama, dance and art. The opening concert will celebrate the timeless classics of Frank Sinatra as the Big Top hosts Anthony Adams, acknowledged as one of the best tributes to Sinatra in the UK and Europe. He will be joined by the highly successful Wyvern Community Choir in what promises to be a great night’s entertainment. During the week, the College will be collaborating with Barton Peveril College, The Point at Eastleigh, the Southsea Shakespeare Actors, The Courtiers Folk Band and Onatti Productions, so that more students than ever can experience arts-related activities. The programme includes a vibrant Arts Day celebrating the diversity of art, music, dance and drama from our own and other cultures; a Performing Arts Day with a challenging physical theatre workshop; a fun-filled French play; and a visiting theatre company.



Evening events include ‘Shakespeare in the Tavern’ with traditional music, extracts from Shakespeare plays and Elizabethan verse; and a Performing Arts Showcase of musical theatre, dance and drama. 250 local primary school children will also participate in a creative Primary Arts Day, culminating in a spectacular evening performance to parents. The grand finale Summer Concert will feature Wyvern’s highly talented and nationally acclaimed music ensembles, choirs and bands. Hamble Valley Rotary Club has again provided sponsorship towards the Festival and the College is very grateful for their ongoing support. Visit the Festival website at www.wyvernartsweek.co.uk for further details and tickets.

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Your dog, micro chipping and the law Plus - How well does your dog behave in public? Did you know that from April 2016 it is a legal requirement for all dogs (over 8 weeks old) to be micro chipped? This means that the police, police community support officers and local authority representatives can check that your dog has been chipped. Did you also know it is a requirement to have your dog wearing an ID tag with collar (or harness) with all up to date contact details engraved? This is according to the Control of Dogs Order 1992. These requirements are here to protect our dogs and to ensure responsible dog ownership. Too many dogs end up in the local council pound or overstretched rescues, with no ID and collar or microchip. Each year up to 250,000 pets go missing, furthermore incredibly up to 100,000 dogs are abandoned each year. This costs the taxpayer and animal charities £57,000,000 a year. (Source www.gov.uk) As you can imagine as well as being heartbreaking for the owner who is wondering what has happened to their beloved pet, also local shelters are at breaking point looking after and feeding dogs that need not be there. If they have a microchip, a simple scan across the neck and shoulder area will reveal the dog’s address and contact details. Therefore a lost family pet might only be away from home for a matter of days instead of weeks. As a deterrent to ensure that owners are responsible, the fines are quite heavy. You could receive a fine of up to £500 should your dog be found without a chip. No ID tag and collar can lead potentially to an even higher fine, up to £2,000. I have heard from the extensive Happy Dogs Training community that many owners have recently been stopped and checked to ensure their dog is chipped and has all relevant details on their

ID tag and collar. Checks can now include ensuring that you are carrying an adequate amount of poo bags. Don’t let it be you that incurs a fine, micro chipping is quick and painless, and some vets and pet centres are offering this service for as little as £10. Some animal charities can even offer free micro chipping. Your vet should be able to offer advice regarding chipping if you need detailed information on how the quick and easy procedure is carried out. - And remember, responsible dog ownership doesn’t just stop at ensuring they are chipped. We at Happy Dogs Training are very keen advocates at ensuring that your dog is well mannered in public. This means that your dog should come back when called, should not jump up or bark at passersby or chase joggers or cyclists. Special caution should be exercised when dogs are near children unknown to them, even a friendly well socialised dog should not run up, jump or try to snatch any toys children may be playing with. You may know that your dog means no harm, but an unknown dog running up to a stranger can be very frightening. Many owners I have worked with have had very bad experiences when their dog has done something inappropriate in public and they have received a ticking off by a passerby. Receiving some good quality one to one training in the place where you have had your bad experiences should solve any problems that you have, and also bolster your dog handling confidence. For bespoke one to one training for all types of dog behaviours please visit: www.happydogstrainingandwalking.co.uk. Phone: 01489 278571 Email: maria@happydogstrainingandwalking.co.uk For detailed information on micro chipping law please visit: www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2015/9780111125243 For detailed information on ID tags and collars please visit: www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1992/901/made

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Council urges residents to have their say on future of recycling centres


Eastleigh Borough Council is urging its residents to have their say on a Hampshire County Council consultation about the future of the local Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs).


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The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series returns to Portsmouth 21-24 July 2016 The best sailors in the world, the fastest boats. Watch the excitement, join the action – tickets on sale now: www.lvacwsportsmouth.com The spectacular sight of America’s Cup Racing returns to British waters this summer when the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) takes place in Portsmouth 21-24 July 2016. The racing will feature the best sailors in the world competing on sleek AC45 catamarans that ‘fly’ on foils at astonishing speeds of up to 40mph. The Portsmouth event forms part of a collection of regattas leading up to the 35th America’s Cup, every race will count in the series with vital points being secured ahead of the America’s Cup in Bermuda 2017.

The first ACWS Portsmouth event, held in July 2015, saw close to a quarter of a million people visit Portsmouth to watch the six America’s Cup teams battle it out on high-speed, flying catamarans. There will be a new-look ‘Race Village’ in a compact and content rich area in Southsea located around the Southsea Castle area locally known as ‘Bandstand Field’ and ‘Castle Field’. The public show starts from Friday 22nd through to Sunday 24, July. Adult ‘Race Village’ tickets are priced from £25 per day, there are also affordable ticket options for families, with half-price tickets for under-16s, and free entry for the under-5s. The sell-out Premier Grandstand returns for 2016 with tickets priced £60 a day and a new ‘Sailors Lounge’ option offers an exclusive covered sailing clubstyle sports bar area with limited capacity tickets available from £120 per day (includes grandstand seat and food/drink voucher).

The ‘Race Village’ on Southsea seafront, offers close-up views of the racing and an exciting new feature for 2016: The Tech Zone. This will give spectators the opportunity to meet America’s Cup experts, including the sailors, delivering insider information on how these state of the art speed machines fly on the water and reach speeds of over 50mph. Land Rover BAR will also be bringing their AC45 race boat, and 3D sailing simulator allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the America’s Cup world. There will also be a wide range of local Portsmouth traders including a local market run by Love Southsea. For those wanting more exhilarating action world class BMX champions will be performing in Southsea skatepark with Red Bull bringing their DJ truck and playing out the tunes. Under 5 years old Race Village tickets are free and these younger fans can enjoy the Kid’s Zone which will include Longdown Activity Farm, Top Banana Circus training and face painting. If the adults want to wind down after the racing the Moet Champagne bar will be serving fizz or go nautical in Goslings Dark and Stormy Rum bar.

This is the last chance for British fans to support home team Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing on home waters before they head to Bermuda to compete in the America’s Cup 2017. For more info: www.lvacwsportsmouth.com Twitter: @acwspmth Facebook: facebook.com/ACWSPortsmouth Instagram: ACWS Portsmouth


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Passivhaus standard homes in Fareham Many of us would like to reduce our impact on the environment – so wouldn’t it be great if your home itself made it easier to be green!

bedroom. Now she’s got her own room and she’s been sleeping really well. We’ve all found we’ve been getting on a lot better as a family, because we’ve got our own space. I love the design of it too, people come round and say ‘wow’, it’s really modern and airy. They’ve even thought of putting a waterbutt in the garden. We’re made up with the place and can’t wait to make it our own.” Six new properties with a difference have been built in Fareham. The homes in Allotment Road, Sarisbury Green, have been built to the Passivhaus standard – meaning they have state of the art eco heating systems. This means because of the actual design of the house (eg the location of the windows, use of solar energy and the thickness of the walls) there is little need to turn on the heating even in winter. As a result the properties have much lower carbon emissions than most other homes. The properties are now being rented to families on the Council’s housing list. Nicola was among the first to move in to one, along with her partner and three year daughter. Nicola had previously been on the Council’s waiting list for three years and she told us their new home has changed their lives: “We were all living in a one bedroom property before so my daughter couldn’t have her own

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The new homes were built by Interserve, and funded by Fareham Borough Council with help from the Home and Communities Agency’s Affordable Homes Programme. The Council now hopes the project will set the standard for future house building in the Borough and help to reduce the area’s environmental footprint – all while providing much needed homes for local families.

Honeybee Swarms A sudden swarm of swirling bees and an accompanying roar is one of nature’s wonders. For many it is a frightening experience to have a cloud of bees descend on their garden. the honey on which they gorged themselves before leaving the hive), a decision will often be made. When that happens, the whole cluster takes off and flies to it. Even so only 24% of swarms will survive their first winter unless collected by a beekeeper. If you do see a swarm contact a local beekeeper or your local beekeeper’s association. Beekeepers check their hives each week for signs of swarming.If found they deploy various techniques to delay or prevent a swarm. Normally by dividing the colony before it swarms. Stephen Bentley - Wickham Beekeeper

No one really knows what triggers a colony of bees to decide to swarm as not all colonies swarm every year. When the hive gets ready to swarm the workers guide the queen to lay eggs into wax cups made by the workers. They look like acorn cups. New queens are raised and the colony normally swarms as soon as the queen cells are capped and before the new virgin queens emerge from their queen cells. That’s when about 60% of the bees and the old queen leave the hive. The workers gorge on honey before leaving and do not present a threat to anyone. They are more intent on finding and setting up a new home elsewhere than stinging you. Mind you I would advise anyone to keep clear, go inside and close all doors and windows. A laying queen is too heavy to fly long distances. Therefore, the workers will stop feeding her before the anticipated swarm date and the queen will stop laying eggs. During the swarm preparation, scout bees will simply find a nearby location for the swarm to cluster. When a honey bee swarm emerges from a hive they do not fly far at first. They may gather in a tree or on a branch only a few yards from the hive. There, they cluster about the queen and send scout bees out to find suitable new nest locations. They will normally leave within a few hours to a suitable location. An individual scout returning to the cluster promotes a location she has found. She uses a dance similar to the waggle dance to indicate direction and distance to others in the cluster. The more excited she is about her findings the more excitedly she dances. If she can persuade other scouts to check out the location she found, they may take off, check out the proposed site and promote the site further upon their return. Several different sites may be promoted by different scouts at first. After several hours and sometimes days, slowly a favourite location emerges from this decision making process. In order for a decision to be made in a relatively short amount of time (the swarm can only survive for about three days on contactus@loopmagazine.net

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Teams signing up for last Wightlink Wight Challenge The 17th September 2016 will see the last Wightlink Wight Challenge and organisers are delighted that so many teams are signing up for what they hope will be a bumper year. However, there are still spaces if you fancy a challenge and there is still time for you and a team of three to get yourselves fit!

that we are able to do our work and give these families the chance to have a bit of joy in their lives away from cancer”.

Organiser Joanna Minchin says “I am receiving many emails from people expressing sadness that it is the final event. However, I was delighted to receive an entry from the Jimmy Wights team who entered the first one in 2004, and many in between. They saw it was the final one and wanted to be part of it once more. So many people have enjoyed the event over the years so I feel sure this September’s event will finish on a high.” The event raises money for three charities who are working hard to promote the Challenge, they all help on the day and welcome teams to the event: Tina Richardson, Events and Community Fundraising Manager for Wessex Heartbeat says “Wessex Heartbeat is one of the premier charities in the Region and heart disease is something that sadly is highly likely to touch many people, vital funds are required to support people suffering from any form of heart disease so by supporting the Wightlink Wight Challenge you can help the charity to continue to improve the already excellent cardiac care provided in Southampton, for families from the Isle of Wight”. Lizette van Niekerk, Fundraising Manager, Sail 4 Cancer says “Last year we were able to help a record number of families to have a break from cancer. It is only with the support of fundraisers like the competitors and supporters of the Wightlink Wight Challenge

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Yvonne Campbell, Community Fundraiser, The Rainbow Centre says “Being that this is the last year that the Wightlink Wight Challenge is taking place, we are looking forward to making this year’s finale event the best year ever!”

Wightlink Ferries have supported the event since 2004 and been title sponsor since 2011. Without their help the Wight Challenge wouldn’t be where it is today which is on the brink of touching the quarter million pound mark for raising money for charity. The organisers are incredibly grateful for their support which also offers all teams complimentary ferry travel, this goes hugely towards a warm welcome to the Island for visiting teams. A quick reminder of the Wightlink Wight Challenge; teams of three cycle 19 miles, canoe 2 miles and run 8 miles from Jersey Camp in Porchfield, courtesy of SERFCA. Ryde Sea Cadets will be keeping

everyone safe on the water, Calbourne Classics will be feeding everyone at the end, and Wight Cycle Hire will be donating t-shirts to all competitors. Times are taken for your team but prizes will be awarded to the highest fund raiser. So for your last chance to do the Wightlink Wight Challenge, please get your entries in as soon as possible and we look forward to seeing you on 17th September 2016. Information and Registration forms at www.wightchallenge.co.uk or call 07790 401036. Entry £50 pp, mini £100 sponsorship pp is requested & split between the three charities.


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Focus on Meon Valley Stuff & Nonsense

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Roger Taylor of ‘Queen’ joins Wickham Festival line-up Rock legend Roger Taylor of ‘Queen’ is the latest star name confirmed for this year’s Wickham Festival. The Queen drummer will perform Queen tracks and classic rock anthems when he appears with The SAS Band (Spike’s All-Stars) on Saturday 6th August. Also appearing with The SAS Band will be former Marillion vocalist Fish plus Toyah, Madeline Bell of ‘Blue Mink’ fame and other star guests to be announced. Founded by renowned musician and musical director, Spike Edney, THE SAS BAND (Spike’s All Stars) is the “Ultimate All-Star Band” featuring world class musicians and some of the world’s greatest Rock artists.

Since their debut in 1994, The SAS Band have made various television appearances and have performed at an array of international high profile public concerts and major corporate events around the world. These performances include The Prince’s Trust “Party in the Park” and the Mandela 46664 concerts in Cape Town, Hyde Park, London and Radio City Music Hall, New York. The SAS Band have been joined on stage by worldrenowned artists including Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Roger Daltrey, Paloma Faith and The Sugababes. Every SAS show is unique and Sat 6th August at The Wickham Festival will feature a fabulous line up of eclectic artists including Madeline Bell, Toyah, Fish and special guest Roger Taylor. Also appearing on the same night will be The Trevor Horn Band fronted by legendary record producer Trevor Horn and featuring their own all-star lineup including Lol Creme of 10cc and surprise guest vocalists. Completing the all-star Saturday night line-up will be Cockney popstars Chas & Dave. This will be an evening not to be missed! Other artists already confirmed for the Wickham Festival include The Stranglers, Tony Hadley, Lindisfarne, Hayseed Dixie; Oysterband; Eddi Reader; Bruce Foxton’s ‘From The Jam’, and Steeleye Span. The 4-day Live Music & Arts Festival is being held on a green field site near the historic village of Wickham just north of Fareham over the weekend of Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th August. The Festival features live music on four stages plus a host of other attractions including a digital funfair; street theatre; storytelling; puppet theatre; Morris Dancing; playbus; laser arena; Punch & Judy; shanty singers, childrens entertainers, traditional Crafts Fayre, exotic foods fayre, and Real Ale Festival. Full details of the Festival and the complete line-up of performers can be found on the Festival website at www. wickhamfestival.co.uk and also on Facebook at www.facebook. com/WickhamMusicFestival. Day and Weekend season tickets are now onsale from the Festival Box Office telephone 01329 231942 or online via the Festival website, also in person from the Ferneham Hall in Fareham and Wickham Wine Bar in The Square, Wickham.

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Taste of Wickham Festival 2016 Be there in the Square! The Taste of Wickham Festival - This celebration of the variety, range and scale of the businesses and community in Wickham returns on Sunday 11th September. Guaranteed thrills and enjoyment for all the family from 10.00am to 4.00pm. The free and easy atmosphere, aided by free entry and free park-and-ride, was enjoyed by over 5000 visitors last year. This, the third outing for this popular format, will fill Wickham’s historic Square with brightly coloured gazebos sheltering stalls representing the shops and businesses based in and around Wickham. Food and drink is the main focus, accompanied by cookery demonstrations, but also a taste of all the other businesses and organisations - florists, arts and crafts, gifts, clothing, youth and community activities … Added to this will be children’s entertainment and activities, live music, live animals… Overheard from a visitor last year: “I’ve never seen so many happy faces …. Young and old!” - (Some of these may well have been painted on, of course.) Aiming to make this year even better, it is planned to increase the number of stalls from last year’s 60, and add more street entertainment… Ben Sawyers, Chairman of the Organising Team said: “Our aim is continue to present and showcase a flavour of as many as possible of the variety of businesses in and around Wickham, and not just another market. We are all very proud that in April this year, Wickham won the 2016 Winchester Market Towns Award for Service Excellence – despite the fact that we are a village and no longer have a market!” The organisers are delighted that the main sponsor is The Southern Co-operative. “We are delighted to get involved and support the Taste of Wickham festival again this year” says Stuart Heaton, Store Manager for Wickham “Over the past few years, we have had such a fantastic time at the festival. It’s a great day out for all the family as there is so much to see and do. This year,

our store will be showcasing some of Hampshire’s finest food and drink producers by offering visitors samples of our Local Flavours range in the square throughout the day.” Popular cookery demonstrations in the central marquee will again form the hub of the festival. Previously, the guest chefs have shown the packed and appreciative audiences ways of using and presenting a great range of local produce and foods, and it is anticipated that they will uphold and increase their reputation in 2016. The generous support of The Southern Co-operative and other local businesses not only enables a wide choice and variety of activities and attractions, but helps to enable the organisers to keep the admission charge at an affordable… Nothing.


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In this edition Astronaut Tim Peake set to return June 2016 UK Space Agency to hold Principia Schools Conferences Portsmouth University UKSEA exclusive free access for the first three months



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Astronaut Tim Peake set to return June 2016 Tim Peake’s journey to the International Space Station (ISS) is a true testament to the staggering advances of modern science and has inspired the nation. But how exactly did he get there? The image below demonstrates the separation and ignition sequences reaching orbital phase, ready to dock on to the ISS, which travels in orbit around Earth at a speed of roughly 17,150 mph (about 5 miles per second). Orbiting the Earth at such speed means that Tim witness the sunrise once every 92 minutes.

exploration missions. They are also running numerous educational activities from space, including the ‘Inspiring Young Lives’ program. Tim and his crewmates, Tim Kopra and Yuri Malenchenko, will continue to carry out an intensive schedule of European and international experiments until his return to Earth on 18 June. They will then be replaced by three more astronauts who will move into the ISS after the trio have touched down back on terra firma. Tim said: Although I am looking forward to being back on Earth and seeing friends and family again, each day spent living in space is a huge privilege and there is much work to do onboard the International Space Station. This extension will keep the ISS at a full crew of six for several days longer – enabling us to accomplish more scientific research. And, of course, I get to enjoy the beautiful view of planet Earth for a little while longer!

Rendezvous and docking with the space station are automated by the on-board computer, which keeps track of the positions of the Soyuz and ISS, using measurements from mission control and radar. Crew members closely monitor the process, and can intervene or take over manual control if required. Tim and his team are using the unique environment of space to run experiments, as well as trying out new technologies for future human

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Tim has scheduled a command to start opening the hooks and latches that hold the Soyuz to the ISS, which will be issued when the crew are ready to return to Earth. The spacecraft then separates from the space station at a speed of 10cm/s (4ins/s). Once the Soyuz has reached a distance of 20m (66ft), it will fire it’s thrusters for 15 seconds. When the capsule reaches a distance of 19km (12mi) from the ISS, the Soyuz will make it’s main “de-orbit burn” and the engines for 4 minutes and 21 seconds to begin the return to Earth. The descent module carrying the crew will then separate from the empty orbital module which burns up in the atmosphere.

About 15 minutes before landing, the capsule will deploy a drogue parachute to slow its descent speed from 230m/s (755 ft/s) to 80m/s (262 ft/s). The main parachute will be released, cutting the capsule’s speed to 7 m/s (24ft/s) and shifting it to a vertical position. Six engines fire on the underside of the capsule to cushion the craft just before it thuds down on the Kazakh steppe. A recovery and rescue team will then arrive to extract the crew members, which means that Tim will have spent 6 months and 3 days in total on the ISS, having launched on 15 December 2015. When Tim returns, he will head straight to the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany, for check-ups and examinations to inform research into how his body has adapted to living in the microgravity environment of space. The next Soyuz launch is set for 21 June 2016, three days after Tim leaves. The next ESA astronaut will be Frenchman Thomas Pesquet, who will head to the ISS for his Proxima mission in November 2016. Credits: ESA, Principia - UK Space Agency

UK Space Agency to hold Principia Schools Conferences Portsmouth University

the students’ work and the opportunity to meet and talk to experts from the space industry and the Principia education programmes. Tim Peake will be in attendance at both events, subject to operational requirements. In addition to the conference days, each University will also be hosting an accompanying day of workshops and talks which participants can also attend. The conferences will be free of charge, with travel bursaries available to help schools with the cost of travelling to the venues.

How to Apply: Individuals or groups of young people of school age are able to apply, through a competitive process, to come to the conferences and present/exhibit their work by submitting a summary of their project(s). A judging panel, made up of representatives from some of the Principia education projects, will select those that demonstrate high levels of commitment, dedication and creativity. Some or all of the pupils involved in the projects will be invited to attend one of the conferences. There is no limit on the size of group that submits an application (it could be an individual, a small group, an extracurricular group, a class, a whole school etc.), but if the application is successful, a maximum of 6 children with up to 2 accompanying adults will be able to attend.

The UK Space Agency is organising two conferences for school pupils in November 2016. The conferences will give young people the opportunity to present their work, linked to Tim Peake’s Principia mission to leading experts from industry and education. The conferences will be held at the University of Portsmouth on Wednesday 2nd November, and the University of York on Saturday 5th November. The days will include keynote talks from leading figures, presentations from the students, exhibition of

Applications can take any physical form (including written, oral, video, artwork, models, photographs etc.) and could cover any area, such as scientific experiments, art projects, whole school projects, special events, or community outreach. The applications should communicate what work has been done, what was learnt by doing the work and why it should be shared with an audience at the conferences. Full details of the application process and the application form can be found on the Principia website. contactus@loopmagazine.net

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UKSEA exclusive free access for first three months In early May, the UK Space Environments Association will be ready to open its new website, and begin operations as a membership organisation. The website will become the central hub for UKSEA by enabling communication, collaboration and coordination across the community. The brand new platforms will provide Space Environments news, events, jobs lists, student support, and a space forum, along with free member access to the online Resource Centre and Marketplace for enabling space environments R&D. Uploading to the Resource Centre will also be easy with the ability to automatically upload listing details from your existing database. Institutions can also include a hire charge on their resources, to provide an extra source of income. To celebrate the opening, UKSEA is offering three months free subscription to all early members. A discount code will be emailed out to all recipients of this newsletter in early May with instructions on how to subscribe using the code to claim your free three months.

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The discount code for your free access is available on our website:

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Opening in May

Watch for the opening announcement and your three months free subscription discount code in your in-box in early May!


Take a look at the new web platforms


Is the central members’ hub for finding news, events, job listings, documents storage, space forum and members database. It is also the place to manage your membership. A feature called showcase allows members to upload their own news articles, enabling member led content.

Resource centre

Is the platform where you can list resources, for sharing and collaboration. These can be listed as having a fee, to help raise income for lenders, with hire agreements taking place offline. This platform will become an enabler of UK Space Environments R&D by facilitating access to needed resources and enabling team formation.


The Space Solutions Marketplace will be a place where you can list your R&D products for both space and terrestrial potential customers to see. The screenshot here shows the association documents storage facility in the community site. This is a place where association relevant documents can be shared with the entire 4 membership.


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Hampshire Search and Rescue – we need people like YOU! Search and rescue is not just the domain of helicopters and Mountain Rescue teams. Did you know that Hampshire has its own search and rescue team? Hampshire Search and Rescue (HANTSAR), a registered charity, is one of many Lowland Rescue teams which provide professionally trained volunteers to assist the police with searches for vulnerable missing people (such as children or the elderly or despondent). We are well-equipped, with a control vehicle, a support van and the necessary computer and communications equipment to run an effective search.

We are called by the police when they need extra assistance in searching for a high risk missing person. A callout is initiated and members start heading out to a rendezvous point where we set up our command post.

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One of our Search Planners will decide which areas need to be searched and which have highest priority. This is a skilled task which takes into account missing person behaviour statistics as well as personal information about the person who is missing.

Searchers are then divided into teams of between three to six people, each with a Team Leader. The teams are dispatched to their areas where they begin searching. There are two possible outcomes: either the missing person is found or, having completed the search of their area, the team reports back to the control vehicle for re-assignment. Our members come from all walks of life and there is no upper age limit. The only requirement to be considered for operational membership is that you are 18 or over and able to walk at least five miles in two hours. We are available for callout 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, whatever the weather. In 2015 we were called upon for assistance 53 times. Callouts occur at any time of day but of course not everyone is able to attend every time. We train four times a month in order to maintain and improve our competences in skills such as search techniques, first aid, navigation, radio operation, scene of crime procedures and river bank searching. We are totally dependent on donations for our running costs and hold regular collection days and fundraising events. If you are looking for a volunteering role that keeps you fit and active, teaches you new skills and, most of all, saves lives then why not consider joining us? We are always looking for prospective members both as searchers and for a number of important support roles. Have a look at our website and get in touch or call/email our Membership Secretary for an informal chat – we’d love to hear from you! Website: www.hantsar.org Membership Secretary: membership@ hantsar.org Tel: 03303 309506 contactus@loopmagazine.net

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The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk comes to the Nuffield

On Tuesday 5 July to Saturday 9 July, The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk will be showing at the Nuffield Theatre in Southampton. Emma Rice directs Marc Antolin and Audrey Brisson as Marc and Bella Chagall in Daniel Jamieson’s The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk, a dazzling and evocative play vividly drawn from the early life of the artist Marc Chagall. This new production will open at Bristol Old Vic on 2 June 2016 as part of the Theatre’s 250th Anniversary season of work, a. This co-production celebrates the special relationship between Kneehigh and Bristol Old Vic which has spanned nearly three decades. It will then travel to Shakespeare’s Globe, the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton and The Asylum. Marc and Bella Chagall were the flying lovers of Vitebsk. Partners in life and on canvas, they are immortalised as the picture of romance. But whilst on canvas they flew, in life they walked through some of the most devastating times in history.

Marc Chagall was a leading pioneer of modern art whose vibrant, original style evolved against one of the most tumultuous and terrifying periods in history. Chagall and his young wife were swept up in the confusion and brutality of world wars, revolution, ethnic persecution and the murder and exile of millions. He responded with a radical, original visual style which was both mythic and dreamlike, fusing everyday settings inspired from his home town in Vitebsk in an extraordinary mystical lament, conveying love, loss, exile and the miracle of survival. Daniel Jamieson’s play traces the lives of the young couple as they navigate the Pogroms, the Russian Revolution, and each other in a vigorous staging woven throughout with live Klezmer music from Ian Ross and James Gow inspired from Russian Jewish folk tradition. The production forms part of Emma Rice’s inaugural season as Artistic Director at the Globe and initiates a rich and fruitful relationship in keeping with Kneehigh’s new status as an Associate Company to the London venue.


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Summer Activities Guide Sunday Gun Firings: 19th, 26th June, 21st August, 11th September. Fort Nelson. Free. Fort Nelson is one of a few places where you can experience live black-powder firings of historic artillery pieces. On selected Sundays throughout the year there are special firings, featuring authentic gun drills by uniformed detachments from Portsdown Artillery Volunteers. The crews will be available after the firings to talk about the guns and their history. Guns are fired at: 11.30am, 2.00pm and 3.00pm. These events are free and everyone is welcome.

HMS Collingwood Open Day: 4th June. HMS Collingwood. The most spectacular event will take place at HMS Collingwood, Fareham, Hampshire when the establishment opens its gates for the annual Open Day, featuring the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) Field Gun Competition. The Field Gun competition will feature crews from across the UK and as far afield as Gibraltar competing for the coveted Brickwoods Trophy. The competition is fast, furious and requires 18-man teams to run, dismantle, reassemble and fire the gun in the shortest possible time. During the Open Day there will be attractions, entertainment and displays designed to capture the imagination of everyone from 8 to 80. Attractions will include the Tigers Motorcycle Display Team, plus an extensive recruitment zone with interactive activities and much more. There will also be a ship open to the visitors’ area where you will be wowed with some of the training equipment used by today’s Navy. Experience Royal Navy training first hand in the Bridge Simulator which will allow you to simulate taking a ship into harbour. The gates will open at 9.30am, there will be free parking, free buses from the local area and FREE FUN FAIR – all you need is to come along and join us for this amazing day, happy in the knowledge that once you pay your entrance fee all attractions and entertainment is FREE.

HMS Sultan Summer Show: 18th and 19th June. Military Road, Gosport. The HMS Sultan Summer Show will return again as the perfect entertainment for Father’s day weekend. Gates will be open from 10.00am – 6.00pm on both days with savings to be made on advanced ticket prices. Ticket prices and advanced tickets details will be available shortly. FREE PARKING and disabled facilities available. For further information please visit: www.royalnavy.mod. uk/sultan-show. D Day Revival Weekend: 11th and 12th June. Southwick Village. Southwick is once again gearing up to mark the Normandy Landings by paying tribute to the 1940s. The weekend will raise money for forces charity SSAFA.

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The D-Day Revival Weekend will include talks from renowned military historians of the Second World War, Dr Peter Caddick-Adams and Stephen Prince. Dr Caddick-Adams is an author, broadcaster and documentary maker who will talk about Normandy 44 and the Battle beyond D-Day. Mr Prince is the head of the Naval Historical Branch and will shed light on Operation Neptune, the landing operations during the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. Other events include a 1940s dance, a military vehicles display, a period funfair in Squire’s Paddock and a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight fly-past. The fly-past will include the Hurricane, Spitfire and Lancaster, and other authentic military vehicles will be on display at the village. Visit www.southwickrevival.co.uk for further information or phone 023 9232 5252 to book tickets.

Underwater Art Exhibition: 18th and 19th June. You can see, at the Diving Museum in Stokes Bay, Gosport, PO12 2QU, many different types of diving equipment and listen to the tales of the underwater experiences from the guides… But what is it like being UNDERWATER?

Summer Activities Guide Scary? Beautiful? Dark? Exciting? Silent? Other worldly? Local artists have been invited to present work for the exhibition which express their own concept of being underwater, so giving yet another aspect for visitors to enjoy and interpret the wonderful world under the waves. Artists’ work could include painting, sculpture, film, sound and textiles. Deadline to enter work is 4th June 2016 (see www.thehds.com/product/underwater-artists-portal/ for details) The exhibition is open over the weekend Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June from 11.00am to 4.00pm and is part of the Portsmouth Festivities 2016. Any queries contact museumdevelopment@thehds.com

Armed Forces Day: 25th June. Fawley Parish Council. Free. Armed Forces Day is celebrated up and down the country on the last Saturday of every June. Armed Forces Day is designed for armed forces personnel and their families to spend valuable time together. This is a way for the general public to show their appreciation for the sacrifices the Armed Forces personal make. There will be a marquee placed central of the event which will contain re-enactors and live music for everyone to enjoy. This will include local bands such as the big town boppers. As well as live acts and shows, there will be a fun fair attending as well as a bouncy world, which includes bouncy castles, ball pits and inflatable assault courses. Different regiments will be attending in full uniform and bringing with them different types of army vehicles, such as armoured ferrets and stormer tanks. The RAF will be flying over the event in a Dakota fighter plane. Along with the armed forces, the local emergency services will be bringing vehicles to the day. This is great for all the young children who attend and get the chance to sit in a real fire truck or police car. This is fabulous event and best all it is FREE for anyone to attend and enjoy.

Assault Course: 21st July (10.00am) to 4th September (5.00pm). Fort Nelson. Fire their imaginations this summer! Kids will have loads of fresh air and fun on our outdoor adventure course. Let them burn off some energy on the balance beams, crawl nets and tire walks. Stay and play all day. Explore this massive Victorian Fort, its tunnels and ramparts and don’t miss the daily big gun firing at 1.00pm.

Country Fair: 12th June. Brickworks. The Country Fair at Bursledon Brickworks is a great day out for all the family. This year, there will be owls, dogs, beekeeping, hurdle making, tractors, craft & gift stalls and more. Gates open at 11.00am. Nautical Party: 18th June. Locks Heath. Free. The Road to Royal Blood: at Westbury Manor Museum 4th June. Free.

Summer Fete: 23rd June. Manor Farm. contactus@loopmagazine.net

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Summer Activities Guide Zip Wire Event: The Rainbow Centre. 19th June. 35 meters or fear, 300 meters of pure adrenaline! The Rainbow Centre challenges YOU to take part in their zip wire across the lake at Lakeside North Harbour. This is the perfect opportunity to try something new or face your fears, all in aid of a local charity. Open to anyone aged over 6 and weighing 7 – 17½ stone. It’s only £20 to enter plus sponsorship – there will be prizes awarded to the top fundraisers. Limited spaces available so sign up today! Call 01329 289500 or email fundraising@rainbowcentre.org.

Artillery on Parade: 30th July (10.00am start) to 31st July (5.00pm finish). Fort Nelson. Join us for an explosive weekend of artillery and firings celebrating over 200 years of artillery. Throughout the weekend there will be: • Live artillery demonstrations • Enactments and drills from uniformed detachments • Talks and tours The event is supported by the Royal Artillery Garrison Volunteers.

Family Fun Day: June 25th. The Rainbow Centre. Sarisbury Horticultural Show: 13th August. Sarisbury Green Community Centre.

Calling all gardeners, crafters, artists and bakers! The Sarisbury Green Horticultural Society will host the 69th annual show on Saturday 13th August at the Sarisbury Green Community Centre. The show is designed to be a fun place in which to showcase local talent. Entries are invited from all age groups and from novice to expert alike. There is a special junior section with lots of variety, however, many of the talented youth are more than capable of taking on the oldies, especially in art and photography. Hotly contested each year is the lemon drizzle cake category, giving the judges (who taste everything!) a really hard time. There are many trophies to be won, and entries are encouraged for best allotment/garden or border this year. Remember, it’s not Chelsea. If you can grow it, you can show it! Please visit www.sarisburyshow.weebly.com for more details or call 01489 573272.

Vehicles through the Ages: 14th August. Bursledon Brickworks. The Vehicles through the Ages event at Bursledon Brickworks is the perfect day out for anyone with an interest in cars. There will be cars and other vehicles on display, models, artwork, children’s activities, gift stalls and more! Gates open at 11.00am. 70 | The LOOP


A perfect day out for the entire family which promises to be jam packed with fun activities and entertainment for all ages. The Family Fun Day will be hosted at the Rainbow Centre in Fareham and is open to the public from 12.00 – 4.00pm. Activities and attractions on the day include: Elsa and Anna, petting zoo, 85ft jungle run, pony rides, inflatable pub, fun fair style games, BBQ, Pimm’s Bar and so much more. Plus, bring your four legged friends along to take part in the fun dog show which starts at 1.00pm. Visit www.rainbowcentre.org/events for more information.

Summer Activities Guide Festival of Being: 24th September. Jubilee Hall, Bishop’s Waltham. The ‘Festival of Being’ is a celebration of Mind, Body & Spirit which brings people together and helps to educate the general public about alternative health, cultural diversity, spirituality and ethical/ecologically living. The next Festival of Being is on the 24th of September 2016 in the Jubilee Hall, Bishop’s Waltham. There will be a series of miniworkshops and talks, live performances, Tarot Readers, Mediums, Crystals, Incense, Reiki, and much more! Come and enjoy the good company and celebrate the good in life with like-minded people. The entry fee is £3, and children under 12 free.

Perseid Meteor Shower Star Party Event: 12th August. Meadowside, Whiteley. Free.

Bee and Honey Weekend: 16th and 17th July. Manor Farm. From the Craftbox Handmade Craft Market: 4th June.

West End Parish Centre. Free. Doors open at 10.30am – 2.30pm. Entry is free and there is a free prize draw! We offer handmade crafts from a whole range of local crafters and hobbyists from all walks of life who enjoy creating something handmade, but do not always have a route to showcase or sell their work to the general public. Our markets also feature a children’s crafting area, where younger crafters can enjoy creating and making, colouring is offered for FREE. So why not pop along, support your local crafters and enjoy some homemade cakes and a drink with From the Pantry too. For more details about From the Craftbox, to see a list of other Markets throughout 2016, please visit our website www. frotmhecraftbox.net or like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/ fromthecraftbox twitter #fromthecraftbox

As part of our plans to roll out structured Star Parties, Solent Tuition are offering a 1-off free event to promote the service we offer. The event will hopefully (weather dependent) showcase the wonderful Perseid Meteor Shower in August at Meadowside Whiteley. There will be a guided star talk, opportunities to use a fully operational telescope and finally the chance to count the hourly meteor rate for the big event. Tickets will be VERY limited. For any information or to book any tickets please contact us via the Solent Tuition Facebook page or via email at solenttuition@gmail.com contactus@loopmagazine.net

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Community News Bears Sighted on Hamble Common! Bears have been sighted on Hamble Common but while they are from Canada they are not the furry kind. The Hamble Conservation Volunteers assist Eastleigh Borough Council preserve the Common and one of the tasks is to ensure that it does not turn into a forest. Open heathland is unnatural and is the result of thousands of years of human intervention but the ancient techniques of fire, grazing and peat removal are no longer practical and we need alternatives ways of removing fast growing saplings. We have to be selective as gorse and the occasional oak tree are part of the heathland landscape so each sapling, mainly silver birch, needs to be targeted individually. Until now we have handcut the saplings and then treated the remaining stumps with root killer but we have been on the lookout for methods that would remove the need to use toxic chemicals. After considerable research we identified a specialist handtool originating in Canada with the catchy name Pullerbear. It is essentially a very large lever with a set of jaws that grasp the sapling near the ground and applies sufficient force to pull it up with its roots intact.

Entire sapling pulled from ground

It is still a manual task requiring some strength to unearth the roots but it is a well thought out tool that does not require excessive force risking injury. The new tools had a very successful first outing and we are very grateful for the grant donated to us by Hampshire County Council for their purchase. It would be wrong to leave you with the impression sapling clearance is our only preoccupation, we are also involved, for example, in maintaining Hamble Common’s numerous paths and twice a month we carry out beach cleaning.

Pullerbear grasps sapling

If you want to know more about the Hamble Conservation Volunteers and join in please take a look at our web-site: hamble-conservation.co.uk

Volunteers Week

Ask our MP

A Volunteers Week Event is taking place in Fareham Shopping Centre on June 6th. We will ask groups to commit to attending 9.00am to 3.00pm. We expect to have 2 groups attending in the space outside the pop-up gallery / BHS / Debenhams. There will be a board for leaflets for “Who Else Cares”.

MP Suella Fernandes has offered to meet members of voluntary and community groups on June 10th at Fareham URC Church, Osborn Road South at 12.00pm. We would like to organise our questions and topics for discussion, so when you book, please indicate your question / topic. Book early, we expect a sell-out!

Space is limited, so don’t delay in discussing and booking. Please send any enquiries to cgs@farehamaction.org.uk

If you would like to reserve a place, please visit www. farehamaction.org.uk/forms/form23_sflunch.htm and fill in the form. Contribution to the meeting including lunch will be £2.50. contactus@loopmagazine.net

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What’s On Gosport and District Organ Club Meetings on the second Wednesday of each month from 1.00pm to 5.00pm at the Thorngate Halls, Bury Road, Gosport, PO12 3PX. Come and hear the magnificent Compton theatre organ, and maybe even play it yourself. Visitors always welcome. Next meetings November 11th. Details from Peter Buckles. 01329 310592 www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/gosport Whiteley WAGs WI are a modern twist on the traditional WI with a varied and inspiring programme running throughout the year. We meet on the second Thursday of the month at 7.30pm at Whiteley Primary School. We have a number of clubs such as reading, walking, bridge, craft and dinner which members can enjoy. At present our membership is at its maximum, however potential new members are welcome to visit and join our waiting list. Full programme details are on our website, www.whiteleywags.co.uk The Warsash Over 60’s Fellowship Club meets fortnightly on Monday afternoons at 2.00pm in The Victory Hall. We have a varied and full programme at every meeting throughout the year – including outings, lunches and theatre visits. New members and visitors are always welcome. For further information please ring Sylvia Smith 01489 589308. Warsash Choral Society We urgently need extra voices to come and sing these beautiful works. If you enjoy singing then do come and join us; sopranos, altos, tenors and bass voices. We especially need tenors. Music is provided free of charge. For more information call 01489 892326. 74 | The LOOP

The Warsash Women’s’ Institute meets on the last Thursday in every month, in the Victory Hall, at 2.00pm. They have a very varied and full programme at every meeting throughout the year including outings, theatre visits and lunches. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Wallington Village W.I. I have enjoyed reading LOOP magazine, No 16. It is the first one I have seen. I would like to point out in your list of W.I.s in the area that there is a very flourishing one held at Wallington Hall in Fareham. We are Wallington Village W.I and we meet on 3rd Thursday of each month at 7.30 and we welcome any visitors. WI Meetings Bishop’s Waltham, The Church Hall, Free Street, SO32 1EE 3rd Tuesday at 7.30pm Bitterne, The Wesley Centre, Whites Rd, Bitterne SO19 7NP 3rd Thursday at 1.45pm Botley, The Market Hall, High Street, Botley, SO30 2EA 3rd Thursday at 7.30pm Burridge & Park Gate, The Royal British Legion Club, Park Gate 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7.15pm Bursledon, Village Hall, Long Lane, Bursledon, SO31 8BZ 3rd Wednesday at 2.00pm Fareham Flyers, Fareham Methodist Church Hall, Kings Road, Fareham, PO16 ONU 2nd Wednesday 2nd at 10.00am Fareham Park, WI Hall, Oak Road, Fareham, PO15 5HX 3rd Thursday at 7.30pm Fareham Town, Holy Trinity Church Hall West Street, Fareham, PO16 ODL 1st Thursday at 10.00am Gosport, Christ Church Hall, Stoke Road, Gosport, PO12 1JQ 2nd Tuesday at 7.30pm Hedge End, 2000 Centre, St. John’s Road SO30 4AF 4th Tuesday at 7.30pm Lee-on-the-Solent, Community Centre, 51 Twyford Lee-onSolent, PO13 8JU Last Thursday at 2.15pm Locks Heath, Memorial Hall, Locks Heath Park Rd, Locks Heath, SO31 6LW 3rd Wednesday at 7.00pm


Lockswood St John’s Church Hall, Park Road, Locks Heath, SO31 6LW 2nd Tuesday at 10.00am Sarisbury Green, Sarisbury Green Community Centre, 3rd Thursday of the month at 1.45pm Solent Evening, Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Leeon-Solent PO13 9HY 1st Tuesday at 7.30pm Stubbington & Hill Head, RC Church Hall, Bells Lane, Stubbington, PO14 2PL Last Wednesday at 2.00pm Stubbington Village, Methodist Church Hall, Mays Lane, Stubbington PO14 2ER 2nd Thursday at 7.30pm

Titchfield, Titchfield Parish Room, High Street, Titchfield, PO14 4AB 4th Monday at 7.30pm Titchfield Abbey, Community Centre, Mill Stree, PO14 4AB 2nd Tuesday at 9.30am Wallington Hall, Fareham. 3rd Thursday of each month at 7.30pm Waltham Chase, Village Hall, Winchester Road, Waltham Chase, SO32 2LX 2nd Tuesday at 7.30pm Warsash Victory Hall, 27 Warsash Road, SO31 9HW Last Thursday at 2.00pm Whiteley Wags, Whiteley Primary School, Gull Coppice, Whiteley, PO157LA 2nd Thursday at 7.30pm.

Lee Players Are you a member of the Women’s Institute? Even if you are not, you will enjoy our next production, ‘The W.I. Blues’, a comedy by John Peel at the Crofton Hall Theatre, Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington on Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd July. Doors open 7.30pm; curtain 8.00pm. The play opens with Grace waving her husband goodbye and preparing for a W.I. meeting. Each arrival seems to harbour a darker side to her public face but not all the ladies’ secrets are exposed and Grace manages to conceal her transgression until the final moment. Tickets £8.00 from 01329 662128, Crofton Community Centre office or on the door on the night. We are a friendly, amateur drama group and if you would like to know more about us, please, call in any Tuesday evening, 7.45pm - 9.30pm at the Crofton Community Centre, contact Sally or Peter on 023 9255 1010, email salters@aol.com, website www.wix.com/ leeplayers/lee-players or www.facebook.com/LEE PLAYERS.

Botley Market Hall Entertains! Botley’s successful Market Hall celebrates another year of more clubs, more users, more volunteers and more improvements. With 20 clubs and groups meeting at the Hall each week, the Hall can claim to offer opportunities for everyone in the community. Looking ahead to the Winter a lively programme of top class live entertainment is planned, with Shoo Shoo Baby offering an evening of tight harmonies, flamboyant costumes and good humour, with music arrangements from Verdi, Costello, Meatloaf, Berlin and more. All this on Saturday 12th November. Then in January the old favourites, Instant Wit, are back with a great evening of comedy, improvisation and music. Tickets for shows, which always sell fast, and information on the Hall from 01489 781155. The Hall is run by a local charity with a growing team of volunteers from the local area.




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