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This Month...

Smokin’ Street Food Comes to EH • 5 reasons to shop locally Food Waste and Composting • Local Groups, Clubs & Societies

Contents... 24/25

8 Competitions 6 | Where’s Charlie? Win £25 voucher to spend at this High Street shop 6 | Where’s Charlie? March Reveal

Special Offers 8 | Smokin’ Street Food Order 2 pizza’s and get FREE garlic bread 11 | Elstead Lighting Up to 10% off 4th – 18th April 35 | Ovenclean Easter Offer 43 | Neale Turk FREE 30 minute consultation 47 | Peninsula Heating and Plumbing 15% with your first order

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April 2020


Every Month

8 | Smokin’ Street Food Comes to Elvetham Heath

4 | Editor’s Note

12 | Better Photography with Kim 14 | Tax Relief – Don’t Miss Out! 16 | Food Waste and Composting 22 | Wishing You a Very Happy Easter from the Queen Bee 24/25 | Frensham Heights 26 | Revitalise Your Life

10 | Elvetham Heath Parish Council 18 – 21 | Local Groups Clubs and Societies 30/31 | Church on the Heath 32 | The Key Centre 34 | The Harlington Timetable 38 | Community Notice Board 39 | Health & Fitness Classes 39 | Useful Numbers

28 | The answer is closer than you think

40 | Elvetham Heath Primary School News

37 | Honey Lettings: Service Levels

42 | What’s On 46 | Index of Advertisers ehl April 2020 | 3

Hello... ...and welcome to our April issue! Wow, how time flies when you are having fun! This month 9 years ago we delivered the first issue of our sister magazine Fleet Life and we are still going strong thanks to you our readers. Last month we launched the latest addition to our community magazine family, Wellesley Life, and next month we will be celebrating 15 years since we started this magazine! If you haven’t yet, check out our new website www.biglittle

magazineco.uk for What’s On in the area, local groups, clubs & societies or to read all our magazines online. On another note, I would like to urge you to read the very poignant editorial by Emma Molyneux from Experience on why you should ‘shop local’ on page 28, especially in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. Happy Easter and have a great month,


Copy deadline for June issue: 1st May 2020 Published by the Big Little Magazine Company, Gateway House, 8 Kings Parade, Kings Road, Fleet, Hampshire GU51 3AB Tel: 01252 711810 E: alex@biglittlemagazineco.uk www.biglittlemagazineco.uk Printed by JMG Creative Print Limited, 35 Bishops Way, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 3EH *The ehl is delivered to all homes in Elvetham Heath and you can pick it up from The Key Centre, COTH, The Harlington and Fleet Library. This magazine is printed on paper which comes from a sustainable source.


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Where’s Charlie? Welcome to our monthly competition and the answers can be found right here in Fleet! Each month our cuddly toy version of puppy Charlie can be seen in a Fleet business. The picture will give you clues like a company logo, interior colour scheme, art or photos on the wall or even a sample of the product the business sells. This month’s business is located in the High Street! All you have to do is tell us the name of the business!

This month you could win a £25 voucher* to spend at this local business *The prize is a voucher to spend on services or products at the business you guessed correctly and valid until 30.06.20 Terms and conditions apply. No cash alternative or exchanges given. If you know where the above picture was taken, then enter our competition with the name of the business in the subject line by either emailing your answer directly to alex@ biglittlemagazineco.uk via www.biglittlemagazineco.uk. Closing date is 13 April when the winner will be notified and announced on our facebook page www.facebook.com/ElvethamHeathLife. The winning business will be revealed in our May 2020 issue.

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comes to Elvetham Heath! Welcome Ben and Rachel from SSF. Ben and Rachel can be found every Tuesday from 5 – 8pm at The Keys car park at Elvetham, freshly cooking their handmade pizzas topped with tempting homemade smoked toppings, for you to take away. How did Smokin’ Street Food come about? We were both working in the corporate recruitment world when we met, we got married and had two boys.

We ball the dough 6 – 8 hours in advance of service and prepare all the vegetables including sautéing and flavouring our speciality garlic and herb mushrooms.

SSF was born from a leap of faith as both of us felt the need to get out of the city. Our desire to incorporate our love of being out in the fresh air, Ben’s love of food and Rachel’s drive while also raising a young family turned SSF from a hobby into a business.

This, as with running any business and a young family at home keeps us both on our toes!

What happens behind the scenes? Our relentless efforts to perfect the best dough in town is paying off but it begins 24 hours in advance by hand making our own personal recipe to produce the lightest and tastiest of doughs. Complimented by the home smoked or BBQ’d cheeses and meat, we feel the smoked foods of SSF really set us apart from others.

What’s new for Smokin’ Street Food? In March, (a long time coming and a labour of love) SSF is expanding by bringing on board an all singing, all dancing Pizza Truck. The truck will move SSF from gas to wood in order to fuel the oven. The new oven is much bigger which means at least doubling if not trebling output sending out 2 – 3 pizzas per minute when in full swing. Where can you find Smokin’ Street Food? Mondays: 5.30 – 8.30pm The Pelican Pub in Pamber Heath, Tadley Tuesday: 5 – 8pm The Key Car Park, Elvetham Heath Wednesday: Ad hoc corporate events, markets (please get in touch if you are interested) Thursday: 12 – 2pm Chineham Business Park in Basingstoke

Friday: 5 – 8pm Sherfield Park Community Centre Car Park, Chineham, Basingstoke. What about weekends? SSF are also available at weekends for private events. Pizza is perfect for any party, having catered for weddings, kids and adults’ birthday parties, car shows, comedy nights, corporate events and cinema nights, Ben and Rachel love serving all types of foodies at busy events. SSF really is one food that fits all and the beauty of making food fresh to order is you can put on whatever you want; if you want pineapple with your pepperoni or olives with home smoked pulled pork then that is fine by SSF. We don’t judge! For a quote for your event please get in touch at hello@smokinstreetfood.com


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Hi, I’m Kim from Kim Byrne Photography and welcome to this series of Better Photography.

You have creative control over what draws the eye in your images. Seeing great composition is quite easy once you understand the controls you have and which ones to use and when.

Continuing with composition this month we’ll look at The Rule of Thirds and how it can help bring balance to your images and focus to your subject by placing them in a strategic place in the frame. What is The Rule of Thirds? The Rule of Thirds was invented by John Thomas Smith a painter in 1797 and popularised in photography by Arnold Newman (1918 – 2006) who was known for his environmental portraits and is said to have paved the way for modern portraiture. Look at the images in a magazine and you will notice the key subject is often on an intersection of a 9-part grid (three vertical and 3 horizontal intersecting lines). If you get a pencil and draw the lines on the page/image in a magazine you will notice the subject will be on or very close to one of these intersections and if it’s a portrait it will be the person’s eye. Notice how the layout of the pages probably has three columns of

text, images (if not full page) are generally two columns wide or may stretch across the centre fold of the page covering two columns of one page and one column of the next page. However, that said the real world isn’t as neatly organised as the rule of thirds. Once you know and understand it there will be times you choose to ignore it for artistic reasons of your own that may not warrant a traditional approach. Choosing to ignore something is not the same as being unaware of it. You should have the judgement to know when to use it and when to ignore it. For instance, you may want to bring attention to the sky if it’s full of drama or you might prefer your subject centred in the image.


Photo Challenge This month’s challenge is to read your favourite magazine and notice how the rule of thirds has been used. Then, grab your camera and practice what you have learnt. You can shoot indoors or out but most of all, have fun and don’t over think it. Part 1 – You don’t have to go far for this first part, you can do it from the comfort of your sofa so make yourself a cuppa, grab the biscuits, put your feet up, pickup your favourite magazine and open the pages. Part 2 – Now get your camera but before you take any shots practice looking through the viewfinder and practice placing the key subject on a third line or intersection. You can practice this during the adverts while watching TV or go for a walk. Then when you’re ready start taking pictures, you will quickly, without thinking start to use the rule of thirds in most of your images.

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Tax Reliefs To Use Before 5 April 2020 - Don’t Miss Out With the end of the tax year just days away, we set out below some tax reliefs that you might wish to utilise so as to benefit from the tax savings that may arise before it is too late. Potential Tax Reliefs 1. Each person has an annual exemption of £12,000 to set against their capital gains. This allowance cannot be carried forward or transferred to another person. So if you are thinking of selling or gifting assets and have a spouse/civil partner, speak with us to see if it is worthwhile transferring the asset to your spouse/civil partner before making any disposals, so as to utilise their annual exemption in addition to your own. 2. Use up your £3,000 IHT gift exemption for the current year, and also use the same exemption from the previous year (2018-19), if you have not already done so. The exempt amount may be carried forward one tax year only, after which it is lost. With this in mind, Kirk Rice LLP can offer advice concerning inheritance tax planning, and if this is something you would like to explore, please contact us.

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3. Review your pension contributions (including those made via salary sacrifice and those made by your employer) to ensure that you can make full use of the annual pensions allowance. Remember that if you were registered in a UK pension scheme in the three years prior to 2019-20, you have the opportunity to use up any unused annual allowance. The carryforward is a ‘use it or lose it’ relief and this year is the last year in which you can use up the unused Annual Allowance from 2016-17. This is a complex area so; please speak with us or your IFA if you are unsure how much annual allowance is available to you. 4. For non-earners and for children, it is possible to make net pension contributions of up to £2,880 in the year. The government will add £720 to this level of contribution, so the value of the pension fund increases to £3,600 gross. 5. Contribute to your ISA. The ISA allowance for 2019-20 is £20,000, and for Junior, ISAs is £4,368. Remember that income or disposals within the ISA wrapper will be tax-free, but of course, you should check with either our Financial Services Team or with your IFA to ensure that this is a wise investment to make. 6. Make charitable donations via Gift Aid. If you are a higher rate or additional rate taxpayer, then you will gain relief on your donations.

7. If you made capital losses in 2015-16, which you did not notify HMRC about, or you overpaid tax in that year, you have until 5 April 2020 to submit a claim to HMRC to notify them of the loss or reclaim the tax overpayment, after which the claim will be out of time. 8. For enterprise investment scheme (EIS), seed enterprise investment scheme (SEIS) or venture capital trust (VCT) investments, consider making these sooner rather than later in order to generate an earlier tax repayment or to carry back the relief to the previous tax year. Remember that such investments carry risks and you could end up losing your investment, so you should consult Michael Powell in our firm, or your own IFA before investing in such companies. Tim Neale, Partner If you would like to discuss your own situation call 01252 960 500 to arrange a free 1 hour appointment or email info@kirkrice.co.uk Please note information is given for general guidance only and specific advice should be taken before acting on any suggestions made.

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Get the Scoop... Food waste and composting Food. I am massively guilty of loving food. There are no two ways about it; food plays a large part in my thoughts, my actions even my business AND I will eat sweet, savoury, sour, creamy, healthy and in any which way it comes! The fact of the matter is that many of us eat too much and waste even more. Every year in the UK 18 million tonnes of food gets wasted. That’s roughly a 3rd from producers (because we demand high standards from our supermarkets – too high?), a 3rd from the retailers and a 3rd from our households which is equal to £23 billion a year! (https:// foodawarecic.org.uk/ stats-2/ Food Aware 2020). Globally we waste nearly a third of all food produced. With a global population that is growing rapidly and with many areas in food poverty, this is hugely disturbing in itself but added to the carbon footprint of food production and transportation and the methane which is created as a by-product of food breaking down in land fill, it’s a disaster. If food waste was a country – it would be the 3rd largest emitter of greenhouse gases! There are so many easy ways of reducing food waste; why not give it a go yourself? 1. Meal plan and/or only buy what you need – don’t get drawn into 3 for 2 deals which you can’t make the most of. 2. If there is food left at the end of a meal, use it for tomorrow’s lunch or freeze it for next time you need a speedy meal.

3. Grow your own. If you have so much as a windowsill there are things you can grow for yourself which prevents packaging and transportation. This has the added bonus of leading to people trying new foods and helping your fussy eater to eat a wider variety of healthy greens. In some cases, you can save the seeds from fruit and veg you’ve bought in order to grow a new produce. 4. Pick your own – this forces you to eat seasonally too which is a bonus. There are a couple of pick your own farms fairly locally. The produce is SO much tastier. 5. More of your fruit and veg can be used than you might think. Why not use the greens of the spring onion, skip peeling carrots and butternut squash and eat fennel tops in a salad? 6. What little you can’t eat, can be composted. Uncooked bits can go in a composter and meat and cooked foods can be broken down in a hot bin. If you don’t have space for a composter, perhaps give your bits to a neighbour who does or start a community compost bin scheme (composting does not release methane). 7. Freeze foods that you haven’t got round to using just before

they turn – including bread/ milk. Freeze herbs in ice trays. Freeze fruits in wedges so you can pop them into a G+T or citrus peels to pop into white vinegar to scent it for cleaning. 8. Use veg ‘on the turn’ in soups or fruit ‘on the turn’ in a cooked dessert. Banana bread is a favourite of ours. 9. Left over rice and pasta are great for thickening stews and soups. 10. Store food correctly to make it last as long as possible. 11. Know your lingo – Best before doesn’t mean it has gone off after that date. It is still fine to eat, it may just not be at its best. Use by is a date which is given to perishables again simply to indicate that it may have gone past its best but use a bit of common sense because often these things have a few extra days on them and I live by the ‘sniff test’! Often, bruised or mouldy bits can be cut off and the rest is still fine. 12. Learn to preserve foods – make jams and preserves or chutneys with a glut of fruit and veg. 13. Don’t be a perfectionist – pick up the lonely banana, or the apple with the knobbly skin – they’re good and you’ll save them from being dumped by the retailer.



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Local Groups For a free listing call us on 01252 711810 2nd Fleet Boys’ Brigade. We are part of a National & International uniformed organisation for boys from the age of 5 –18 years and meet at Fleet Methodist Church, Reading Road South, during term times. Tel: 01252 653038, Email: bb-2ndfleet@hotmail.co.uk www.boysbrigade.org.uk for more information. 2nd Fleet Girls’ Brigade is an international and interdenominational Christian organisation. We meet at Fleet Methodist Church on a Monday evening, and have fun playing games, making craft, and trips out. From year R to 18 we currently have spaces in all age groups. For more information email siangamble@ hotmail.co.uk Accessible Boating is a charity offering opportunities for disabled people or those with access difficulties to go boating on the Basingstoke canal from Colt Hill Wharf, Odiham. Contact us on 07934 926683 or visit www.accessibleboating.org.uk Air Cadets for boys and girls from 12-18 years old with a spirit of adventure and an interest in aviation. Contact Flt Lt Lynda Bradley 01252 515143 also www.2407aircadets.org/ Albert Social Club welcomes new members Club has Pool & snooker tables. TV on 10ft screen. Bingo on Mondays at 8.pm and poker on Wednesdays at 7.30pm. Private function room for hire. Details go to www.albertsocialclub.com or contact secretary on 07876 568617. Aldershot Branch, British Model Soldier Society meets on the third Thursday of each month, except Dec., at 7.45pm at Willis Hall, Sandy Lane, Church Crookham. Call 01252 621056 or e-mail t.b.wright@btinternet.com Aldershot Militaria Society We meet on the last Thursday of every month. New members welcome. We have speakers/ members giving talks on various subjects. We meet at Aldershot Military Museum, Queens Avenue GU11 2LG. Contact the chairman Colin Day on 01784 491695. All Saints Ladies Group meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month in St Philip & St James Church Hall at 8pm for a speaker, games or quizzes. For more information contact us on 01252 627848. AMICA is a friendly 50+ social group for the Hants/Berks/Surrey border communities. We extend a warm welcome to single and unattached people interested in wide-ranging weekday and weekend events. Visit www.amica.club or contact Pauline on 01483 502331. Ancells Dance Club Ballroom, Latin, Sequence. New members always welcome, Tea Dance Thursdays 2 - 4pm, dance outings and holidays arranged. Contact Rosemary on 07803 047009.

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Avondale Tennis Club. Situated behind Redfields Garden Centre, Church Crookham where we have 6 floodlit all weather courts and play social and league tennis all year round. Coaching available for all ages including Mini Tennis for children 3-10. Phone 01256 702340 for membership or see website www.avondaletennisclub.co.uk Basingstoke Canal Society act as guardians of the Basingstoke Canal and welcome new members to help with maintenance and improvements, crew the ‘John Pinkerton II’ trip boat and to participate in talks and other social events. Members receive a quarterly magazine and a bi-monthly bulletin. Contact Doreen Hornsey on 01252 623591 or visit www.basingstoke-canal.org.uk Bowenhurst Bridge Club. Friendly, social, duplicate Bridge Club meets Thusdays 9.45am – 12.45pm at Church of Our Lady, Kings Road. New members welcome. Contact Wendy Hylden, Secretary, 01252 711919. Bowling at Pyestock B.C. is fun, friendly and competitive. Located at Cody Sports & Social Club with a bar and function rooms. We welcome all ages and abilities to one of the friendliest clubs in the area. Contact Sec. Mick 01252 650916. Brendoncare Clubs run 4 weekly clubs, including weekend and lunch clubs, for older people in Fleet. The clubs provide fun, friendship, activities, games, speakers, trips out and more. Call 01962 857099, email clubs@brendoncare.org.uk, or visit www.brendoncare.org.uk/clubs Church Crookham Garden Society We are a friendly club for gardeners of all abilities. Two shows are held annually in the Spring & Summer including novice classes. Activities are organised throughout the year, including an annual guided RHS tour. Visit www.ccgsoc.org.uk Church Crookham WI, warmly welcomes visitors. A varied programme of speakers is organised. We meet on the 1st Thursday of the month at 2.15pm in the Memorial Hall Sandy Lane. Call 01252 672358.

Cody Farnborough Amateur Operatic Society An award winning local musical theatre company, producing two productions each year at the Princes Hall in Aldershot. We rehearse at Velmead Junior School on Tuesdays & Thursdays and always welcome new members. www.cfaos.co.uk. Cody Sports and Social Club We are looking for new members and have a function/meeting room for hire. Well behaved dogs and children welcome. See www.codyssc.org.uk or contact Anna on 01252 543009.

Cove Brass Friendly Brass Band in Cove, rehearsals on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 at Cove Methodist Church. New players welcome. Free taster lessons for beginners of any age. Contact Chris on 07790 574790 or visit www. covebrass.co.uk Crondall Entertainers is a thriving dramatic group, with three productions per year (plays, revues & pantos). We rehearse in The Old Gym (behind Crondall Village Hall). See website www. crondall.com or tel 01252 616991. Crondall Petanque Club A friendly club who play all year on a terrain at Cody Sports & Social Club at Pyestock. New members are welcome – no experience necessary - come along for a practice session (boules provided). Call Brian Armes on 01252 650994 or visit www.crondallpetanque.org.uk

Crookham Street Social Club welcomes new members. Friendly Atmosphere, Snooker Room and Pool Table, Main Hall and Function Rooms available for hire. For further information contact Maureen Beagly 01252 664371. Crookham Village Duplicate Bridge Club is a small friendly club and would welcome new members. We meet every Monday and Friday evenings at the Holy Trinity Church, Aldershot Road, Church Crookham. Contact Chris Harnett on 01252 546342. Crookham Village WI. A small friendly group, meeting on 1st Wednesday of the month, 7.45pm in WI Hall. Speakers, outings, social events, fun and friendship. Call Secretary, 012152 625259. Dogmersfield Cricket Club are looking to recruit players for our senior Saturday/Sunday teams as well as all our Colts teams. A friendly club set in a picturesque village setting. Contact Jeremy 07850 279113 (Adults). Steve 07966310772 (Colts). Elvetham Community Choir We are a friendly, non-auditioned choir which meets on Tuesdays, 7.45pm, at the Key Centre on Elvetham Heath. Our repertoire includes pop, folk, musicals and light classics. Call Richard 01252 642259. www.elvethamcommunitychoir.co.uk Farnborough Bowling Club warmly welcomes new members. Coaching available. For details visit our website www.farnboroughbowls.co.uk, email coach@farnboroughbowls.co.uk or tel Michael Andrews 01252 811281. Farnborough District Motor Club organises and promotes local club-level sporting events for road-going and specialist cars. Get involved by being a Marshal, Volunteer, Officiate, Spectator or Competitor. Family friendly & accessible

and Societies to everyone, you do not need to have car. www.FDMC.org.uk Farnham Geological Society The Society holds meetings at The Maltings, Farnham every second Friday of the month at 8pm. Call to find out more contact our Membership Secretary Sally Pritchard on 02392 783465 or visit www.farnhamgeosoc.org.uk Farnham Humanists meet for monthly Sunday evening talks and discussions on topics of general interest, and first Wednesday of each month for a pub drink and conversation. People from North East Hampshire are welcome. Visit www. farnham.humanist.org.uk/or email info@ farnham.humanist.org.uk Farnham Mixed Social Touch Rugby Club. Ladies and Gents aged 18 - 60+. Wednesdays 7.30-8.30pm at Farnham Rugby Club, Monkton Lane, Farnham, GU9 9ND. No experience necessary, a great way to have fun, make new friends and keep fit. Contact: David Jeffs 01252 684858 or facebook. Farnham U13 Ladies Rugby Club meets 6-7pm on Tuesdays at FRUFC, Monkton Lane, Farnham, GU9 9ND. For further details contact David Jeffs on 07786 226396 or david.jeffs1@ntlworld. com.uk. You could also visit www. Pitchero.com/clubs/Farnham, FRUFC U15 and seniors ladies rugby also available. Fleet Afternoon Townswomen’s Guild Come along on the second Thursday of the month? We meet at 2.45pm in the Catholic Church Hall, 32 Kings Road, Fleet, GU51 3ST and enjoy speakers, games, fun, friendship and regular outings. Email maureenvalentine@ freeola.com Fleet and District U3A is a voluntary organisation for retired people providing study groups, recreational and social activities varying from Art to Walking. For details, please access our website www.fleetu3a.org.uk or phone 0845 872 3623. Fleet & Crookham AC The friendly running and athletics club for all ages 8 - 80 years. Meet at the Club HQ, Peter Driver Sports field behind the Tweseldown Pub - 7pm Tuesday and Thursdays. Organisers of the Fleet 1/2m & 10km races. For more information visit www.fleetandcrookhamac.org.uk Fleet & Church Crookham Society We promote a community spirit in Fleet & Church Crookham and take an active interest in issues that affect residents. New members welcome. www.fccs.org.uk Fleet & Crookham Local History Group We provide a focus for those with an interest in the area in and around Fleet by researching, recording and preserving its history. Monthly presentations and visits are arranged, held, usually, at

United Reformed Church Hall, Kings Road, Fleet. Contact: Pat Mackenzie, tel 01252617084, email patsystewart@ tiscali.co.uk, www.fclhg.hampshire.org.uk Fleet Art Society A society of 200 local artists, holding demonstrations and workshops for members’ advancement. An annual exhibition of their work supports Friends of Fleet Hospital, charity no.261384. www.fleetart.org.uk Secretary 01252 792542. Fleet Choral Society meets every Tuesday, 8pm at All Saints Junior School, Lea Wood Road, Fleet, GU51 5AJ during term times. New members welcome. Contact details and further information see www.fleetchoralsociety.org Fleet & District Dog Training Society train at Crookham War Memorial Hall on Tuesdays (for Ringcraft, show ring) and Wednesdays (for Obedience). Contact the secretary on 01252 614846. Fleet and Ewshot Hockey Club is a family friendly club. We have 5 men’s and 5 ladies’ teams. Youth and junior teams and Mini’s (under 8’s & 10’s). Please go to fleethockey.comto see our training days, times and all other info. Or contact secretary@fleethockey.com Fleet & Farnborough Family History Group is a group of like-minded people interested in Family History part of the Hampshire Genealogical Society. Meetings are every 2nd Thursday of the month, 7:30 pm at the United Reform Church hall in Kings Road, Fleet. Contact David Broomfield on 01344 761375 or fleetandfarnborough@hgs-online.org.uk. Fleet Choral Society meets every Tuesday, 8pm, at All Saints Junior School, Lea Wood Road, FLEET, GU51 5AJ, during term times. New members welcome. Contact details and further info see www.fleetchoralsociety.org Fleet Community Orienteering From 28th April to 14th July, Mondays 6-7 pm, various venues around Fleet. First 2 sessions at Oakley Park. For more information email Sue & Dawn at fleetorienteering@hotmail.com Fleet Cricket Club Calthorpe Park are seeking new members. Seniors: contact peterwtalbot1979@gmail.com. Juniors age 7-16: contact Andy Martin 07747 118696 or fleetcc@hotmail.co.uk. Or visit fleet.play-cricket.com. Winter nets are run from January. Large licensed bar also for hire. Fleet Cycling is friendly non-competitive cycling group which organises social cycle rides every Sunday, Thursday, Friday and some Saturdays for a range of abilities from beginner to experienced cyclist. We campaign to improve cycling infrastructure for all by working cooperatively with the town, district and county council. Contact Colin on 01252 677909 or see


Fleet Falcons Junior Badminton Club is a Junior Badminton Coaching Club for young people between the ages of 9 & 16. We hold sessions on Saturday & Sunday mornings at Hart Leisure Centre in Hitches Lane. Contact us on 01252 615637 or visit www.fleetfalcons.com Fleet Film Society Join us to see the very best films from around the world and for a great social experience. Screenings on alternate Mondays throughout our season at The Harlington. www.fleetfilm.co.uk. Fleet Flower Club A friendly club meeting on 3rd Thursday of each month at the Crookham War Memorial Hall, Sandy Lane. We have a varied programme of events, please visit our website for more details www.fleetflowerclub.co.uk or contact 01252 852297. Fleet Folk Dance Club meets on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, from 8-10 pm at The Catholic Church Hall in King’s Road, Fleet. Contact: Secretary Fran Risius 01252 409175 or MC John Hale 01252 621692. Fleet International Folk Dance Group Term-time Tuesday evenings at URC Hall, Kings Rd. Learn some dances from Europe and beyond (no partner required), led by a friendly, experienced teacher. Contact Elizabeth on 01252 616950. Fleet Jazz Club puts on monthly jazz performances from some of the UK’s finest jazz musicians on the third Tuesday of every month, in a “jazz club” environment at the Harlington in Fleet. The club has a very enthusiastic and growing membership and we are always very happy to see new people. For more information visit our website www.fleetjazz.org.uk Fleet Knitting Club at Room L1, Library Block, Court Moor School, Spring Woods, Fleet GU52 7RY. As we now meet in the School we cannot always meet on 1st Tuesday of the month, so readers should check our Blogspot for latest dates. www.fleetknittingclub.blogspot.com Fleet Language Circle Chat in French, German or Spanish. Free membership for native speakers. Phone Nick on 01252 676385 or visit www.fleetlanguagecircle. org.uk Fleet Lions Ordinary women and men helping the community in Fleet, raising funds & having fun! If you are interested in helping us then contact membership@ fleetlions.org.uk or see www.fleetlions. org.uk Fleet Morning Townswomen’s Guild Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month (except August) at The Harlington, Fleet from 10.30am to 1pm. Contact Pam Howard 01252 624745 / Anne Baker 01252 624271.

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Local Groups

Clubs and Societies

Fleet Morris are looking for new dancers. We dance at festivals and pubs from April to July and practice in Yateley from October to April. Our dancers are female and we dance in the Cotswold style. Visit www.fleetmorris.org.uk or email fleetmorrisdancers@gmail.com or call 07856 153377. Fleet of Foot walking football club ladies’ section welcome more members. They play at Hart Leisure Centre on Thursday evening 7-8pm. Ladies of all ages are also welcome to the (mainly) mens’ sessions on Tuesday and Thursday 2-3pm. Please contact robglen37@yahoo. com for more details. Fleet Orchestra is a small friendly group meeting in Fleet on Wednesday evenings. We welcome new members, particularly strings players! Contact Anna Day on 01252 672190. Fleet Pond Society The active group for the protection and voluntary management of Fleet Pond Nature Reserve. Join our monthly tasks or just support our work for the Pond’s future through membership. Contact Jim Storey on chairman@ fleetpond.org.uk. www.fleetpond.org.uk Fleet Social Bowling Club We are a friendly, yet competitive club, for all ages. We welcome both beginners and experienced players, and can provide coaching to assist you, whatever your ability, to learn or improve your game. An added bonus is the membership of our fully licenced club, with many activities. Lawn Bowls season: April to September. www.fleetsocialbowlingclub.co.uk Contact 07917 798499 or fleetbowls@ virginmedia.com. Fleet Tennis League An easy way for men and women to play friendly, competitive singles. Players arrange their own matches at a mutually convenient time over 8 weeks and can use any court that suits them both. All standards welcome. Email info@localtennisleagues.com or call Sally or Nigel on 0750 328 1732 or visit www.localtennisleagues.com/fleet. Fleet Town Girls and Ladies FC is looking for new players. If you are aged 3 – 10 why not give it a try? Training continues through the summer and there are summer tournaments as well! Contact Gary Niblett on 01252 626291 gary.p.niblett@ntlworld. com for further details or visit www. fleettowngirlsandladiesfc.co.uk Fleet United Bowling Club Whether you are a beginner or an experienced bowler you will be welcomed at our friendly Bowls club where we can offer you bowls all year round, outdoor in the summer and shortmat inside our clubhouse during the winter, free coaching is available. fleetunitedbc@yahoo.co.uk or call 01252 621069. Frensham Pond Sailability For those with disabilities or long-term illnesses who would enjoy sailing. We meet every Thursday and Saturday morning between

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April and October at Frensham Pond. Anyone interested please contact us at sailability@sailfrensham.org.uk. www.sailfrensham.org.uk Friends of Ancells Farm We aim to work towards maintaining and improving the play parks on Ancells Farm for the benefit of the local community in partnership with the local Council. www.ancellsfarm.org.uk Friends of Basingbourne Park. Group of local residents working with Fleet Town Council to make the park and surrounding woodlands a better place for people to visit. New members always welcome. Contact info@ basingbournepark.org.uk or visit www.basingbournepark.org.uk Friends of Calthorpe Park A voluntary group made up of local residents and users of the park committed to the preservation and development of Calthorpe Park, in partnership with Fleet Town Council, for the benefit of the wider local community. www.calthorpepark.org.uk Friends of Oakley Park A notfor-profit community group run by a committee of volunteers and funded by members’ subscriptions, plus donations and grants. www.oakleypark.org.uk Fugelmere Ladies Probus Group A friendly group of semi-retired and retired ladies, who meet for lunch, followed by a Speaker, at Peppone’s Restaurant on the A287, on the third Monday of each month. Contact us on 01252 620471 Fugelmere Probus Club of Fleet is a friendly club for retired gentlemen. We meet for lunch, followed by a speaker, at The Lismoyne Hotel, Church Road, Fleet on the second Monday of each month. Contact our Secretary Simon Hackett on 01252 684346 or visit our website www. fugelmere.org.uk. Hants North East NCT Branch is the local support network for parents and parents to be in the Fleet area. Our events and activities are open to members and non-members. Visit our facebook page ‘Hants North East NCT Branch’ for details of all our events. www.nct.org.uk/ branches/hants-north-east Hart Bridge Club welcomes new members on Tuesdays, 7 - 10.30pm, Fleet Methodist Church Hall, Reading Road South, Fleet. Contact Andrew Lewis at 01252 629123. Hart Creative Stitches Our friendly group of embroiderers meets at 2pm on 2nd Friday of each month (excl. August) at Victoria Hall, Hartley Wintney. Beginners and experts welcome. Contact Miriam Ward 01635 867927 or Pat Roome 01252 877965. Hart Decorative and Fine Arts Society Members meet monthly at The Harlington to enjoy illustrated lectures by guest speakers on subjects related to the arts as well as having the opportunity to take part in guided visits to places of

interest. Further information is available on our website: www.hartdfas.org.uk Hart Health Walks run six Hart health walks each week. These are aimed at people who would like to walk at a gentle pace in a safe and social setting and are open to all. For further details Contact Hart Voluntary Action on 01252 815652 or visit www.hartvolaction.org.uk Hart Herons (Disabled ) Swimming Club Meets every Sunday between 5 and 6.10pm at Hart Leisure Centre, Emerald Avenue, Fleet GU51 5EE. Friendly swimming club with exclusive use of the pool to provide a space for both individuals and families. Children have to be accompanied by an adult and those requiring additional assistance need to bring a carer, friend, or family member with them. All ages and disabilities welcome. Further information please email hartherons@gmail.com Hartley Wintney Good Friends Club Come and join us for a variety of activities, guest speakers, games and other entertainment. The Baptist Church Hall, High Street, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, RG27 8NY. Run by Brendoncare. 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month 2pm-4pm. Call 01962 857099 for further information. Hart Lions Club an all-ladies group who serve the community. If you are interested in joining us please contact us on 0845 833 7353 or through our website: www.hartlions.org.uk Hartley Wintney Dance Club Join us at a friendly social tea dance every Wednesday afternoon 2 - 4 pm at the Victoria Hall, Hartley Wintney. Ballroom and Sequence dancing. Singles welcome. Contact Jill 01256 353424 or Maureen 01256 711810. Hart Road Runners - your local friendly running club, cater for runners of all abilities. Meet at Hart Leisure Centre, Hitches Lane, Fleet at 7.30pm on Tuesdays and 7.00pm on Thursdays. For more details go to: www.hartroadrunners.co.uk Hart Squash Club Now located at The Garrison Centre, Aldershot GU11 2LQ, and welcomes new members of all abilities. Contact Adrian 01252 615309. Hart Swimming Club Has your child reached ASA Level 5/6+ and interested in competitive swimming or are you a swimmer looking for some Masters’ coaching? Come join our team! Free Trials sessions available. Get in contact membership@hartsc.org Hart Voices Mixed-voice choir directed by Roy Rashbrook. Rehearsals every Wednesday: 8pm – 10pm at All Saints Church Hall, Church Road, Fleet. New members ALWAYS welcome. Find out more at www.hartvoices.org.uk Heath Hoops Netball Club Friendly and successful netball club; 3 squads playing competitively locally. Experienced players as well as returners to netball welcome. Please contact heath.hoops@ hotmail.co.uk for more information.

Local Groups

Clubs and Societies

Heathuns WI a friendly, fun group of women who meet in The Key Centre, Elvetham Heath 3rd Weds of each month at 7.30pm. We have a varied programme of speakers & activities. www.heathunswi. weebly.com , email heathunswi@gmail. com or call 01252 504292. Hook Eagle Morris Men We dance at major festivals, events and pubs from April to January and practice in Hook from October to April. No experience required. We guarantee a warm welcome and lots of fun. Visit www.hookeagle.org.uk or call John on 07900 886855. Hook Kurling Club A friendly club that can get quite competitive over a game indoor kurling! We always have a laugh so come and join us. Hook Community Centre, Ravenscroft, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 9NN. Run by Brendoncare. Every Tuesday, 10.30am - 12.30pm. Call 01962 857099 for further information. Jill’s Fundraising Journey (JFJ) Charity raising cancer awareness and fundraising to provide free holiday home respite. www.fb.com/jillsfundraisingjourney, www.jillfindraisingjourney.co.uk. Kindred Spirits Choir for anyone who has had treatment for Breast Cancer. Meets every Thursday, 7.30pm at Cove Methodist Church, GU14 0EL. New members welcome. Contact Lani 07530 849921 or email kindredspiritschoir@ gmail.com Log Cabin Quilters We are a friendly group of ladies who meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month in Hartley Wintney to make quilts, to natter and enjoy tea and cake. Contact Pepita on 01252 844337 or Brenda on 01252 660653. Morris Minor Owners Club The Surrey Hants Border Branch of the MMOC now meet @ Crookham Street Social Club, The Street, Crookham Village, GU51 5SJ. 8pm 1st Monday of the Month (NOT Bank Holidays). More info Tony 01252 629575 or shbbmmoc@btinternet.com Noah’s Ark Parent and Toddler Group meet weekly during school term time from 9.45am - 11.15am every Friday at The Church on the Heath, suitable for under 4’s. North East Hants Miniatures Group Need inspiration or just purchased your first dolls house? Then join our small group in Church Crookham, on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Contact Anne Munday on 07974 422819 or anne.munday1@ ntlworld.com North East Hants RSPB Local group warmly welcomes new members. Come along to our monthly indoor meetings to enjoy our experts’ nature talks and friendly company. Visit www.rspb.org.uk/ groups/northeasthants for all details. North Hampshire Organists’ Association A friendly association

for people who enjoy playing and/or listening to pipe organ music, or maybe have a desire to learn to play. Contact the Secretary Gillian Lloyd on is 01483 570586. North Warnborough & District Garden Club warmly welcomes new visitors. During the year a varied programme of speakers is organised and we meet every 4th Thursday of the month. For further details please telephone 01252 626524. Parkinson’s UK Have Parkinson’s? Need help and support? Try the local branch monthly meeting at Shawfield Centre, Ash. Also Seated Pilates classes at Ancells Farm, Fleet on Tuesday afternoons and Exercise classes at Badshot Lea on Friday mornings. Contact Lyn White on 01252 657027. Phoenix Probus Club is a friendly group open to retired couples and singletons who meet at North Hants Golf Club on the last Friday of the month at 12.00pm for 12.30pm for lunch followed by a speaker. Contact 07710 571310 or 01252 621164. Pinewood Badminton Club is a non-league, social badminton club for experienced players (not suitable for beginners). We play every Monday evening at Hart Leisure Centre from 7.30pm. Contact Matthew on 07974 000980. Railway Enthusiasts We welcome those who are actively modelling railways, wishing to know more about the subject or who have an interest in railways in general. We meet at 109 Horley Lane, Farnborough every Tuesday night from 7.30pm onward. www.rec-farnborough.org.uk Reiki Healing Group All welcome to come along to enjoy a relaxing Meditation, Healing and a chat over a cup of tea. We meet fortnightly on Wednesdays 2.15pm-4.15pm at Willis Hall, Sandy Lane, Church Crookham, GU52 8LD. For further details please contact Lynn Raeside on 07748 498024 or e-mail waterfall_therapies@yahoo.co.uk Rotary Club of Fleet Please visit www. fleetrotary.org.uk or email info@fleetrotary. org.uk to find out more about your local Rotary Club, where we meet, what we do and how we can help. Royal Voluntary Service organisation enriches the lives of older people. We deliver a package of services and support to help them live independently through the power of volunteers. Tel: 01264 317080 www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk Rushmoor Synchronised Swimming Club (British Champions 2013) welcomes girls aged between 7 and 12 to join our fabulous club. To find out more visit www.rssc.org.uk or email membership@ rssc.org.uk

Sea Cadets Farnham, Fleet & Aldershot For ages 10 – 18, we meet Mondays and Fridays at Sea Cadets, TS Swiftsure, Lower Weybourne Lane, Farnham, GU9 9LG. For more info see www.farnhamseacadets.org or email info@farnhamseacadets.org. SeeAbility’s now offers day activities. Sessions available Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Baking, drama,pottery, woodworking, music therapy, crafts. Further details please telephone 01252 815256. Starburst Theatre is a local theatre company that welcomes members of all ages and performers from the age of 8 upwards. If you are interested in becoming a member of Starburst please go to our website for further details. www.starburst-foundation.org.uk. The Flower Pot Club (part of Hart Voluntary Action) can help anyone with a learning disability to actively engage in a broad range of gardening and growing related activities both indoors and out. It is fully supervised and supported by experienced and friendly staff on a weekly basis. Contact Amanda Conlon 01252 815652. The Pelly Concert Orchestra rehearses most Tuesday evenings from 8.00 to 10.00pm in the Community Hall at Samuel Cody Specialist Sports College), Ballantyne Road, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 8SS. We would love to hear from any violin or viola players, grade 6 or above, French horn and tuba players of Grade 8 and above who may be interested in joining this local, friendly orchestra. Please email secretary@ pellyorchestra.co.uk or telephone 0345 269 4614 if you are interested. The Royal Voluntary Service for Retired People How about coming to our friendly Lunch Club on Mondays and/or Thursdays from 12-1.30 behind The Harlington. Call our office on 01252 628634 for details. Totally Hooplass - Hula Hoop Club Meets Weds Eves at Ancells Farm, 8.30pm. All welcome. Contact tel: 07818 412360. URC Toddler Group Kings Road, Fleet. Drop in session for under 5s. Fridays 10 11.15am. Join us at www.facebook.com/ urctoddlergroupfleet to find out more. Wednesday Afternoon Fellowship meets at 2.15pm every week during termtime at Fleet Methodist Church. We enjoy a wide variety of guest speakers, games and quizzes, members’ own contributions and occasional celebrations usually involving food. Interested? Just drop in for a taster. All are welcome. Yateley Archers are looking for new members. We are located at Frogmore Leisure Centre, phone 07534 173153 www.yateleyarchers.org.uk

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Wishing you a very Happy Easter from the Queen Bee! Hello and welcome to my column about beauty, health and wellbeing Easter is just around the corner, so instead of eating lots of chocolate, why not be kind to your body and treat yourself to a pamper session instead? Most salons do Gift Vouchers, so maybe treat your loved ones to a relaxing treatment. My signature treatment – Pure

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Wokingham. I love Fredricks Hotel & Spa in Maidenhead because it’s small and personal. Most spa days will include a treatment of some sort. I highly recommend hot stone massage if they do it, or a luxurious facial. Hot stone massage is literally a massage

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‘Breadth of curriculum is key to a well-rounded education’ says Head, Rick Clarke OUR school system can sometimes seem as if it has just one goal: to pass exams. And lots of them – preferably with top marks.

Surely, we are trying to equip our children with a lifelong love

of learning and a curiosity about the world – not a qualification in passing exams on demand? And yet, the current system assumes that all children – Winterborn and Summer-born – will reach the same milestones at the same time. We all know that this is not the case, but often, in pursuit of this goal, more creative subjects as well as hobbies outside of school fall by the wayside. I believe that children can only become the best version of themselves when they mature at their own pace, developing the

innate skills which will better equip them as adults who can cope and adapt to whatever life throws at them. At my school – Frensham Heights in Rowledge – this is exactly what we have been doing since 1925 when two pioneering women founded our school on a 120-acre site in the Surrey Hills. Their vision was an alternative to the restrictive educational approach of Victorian times. We continue to be a school that does things differently. From the age of 3 through to 18, we have


As anxious families hear whether their child has got their first choice of primary, secondary school or sixth form college, perhaps we should pause for a moment and consider what education is really for.

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Benchmark testing throughout the state system and entrance exams for both prep and secondary schools in the private sector can dominate a child’s early years.

a very broad curriculum where each subject has equal space.

Education Centres – the only school in the country to do so.

In the early years, it is the children’s curiosity which guides the teacher’s innovative lessons. By Years 7 to 9, every student takes art and design technology for three hours a week, as well as three hours of dance, drama and music. At GCSE, everyone is encouraged to take at least one creative or performing art subject – and pursue interests away from the mainstream GCSE curriculum. The focus at A level is very much on individual passions and interests with 29 subjects available including new ones such as Film Studies as well as the Extended Project Qualification and our own Edge programme – additional courses covering a myriad of topics which help our students to develop other skills such as leadership and collaboration at the same time as extending their learning beyond their chosen A levels.

Certainly, there is more freedom here than at most schools – for instance, we do not have school uniform – but we are not without boundaries and structure. Neither are we disdainful of exams. In fact, we are very proud of our results. What we do believe, however, is that there is nothing uniform about a child’s developmental milestones. If there were, wouldn’t employers ask job applicants when they first rode a bike without stabilisers, or read a book on their own? Every child has their own personal journey through childhood and adolescence. They are individuals. At Frensham Heights we believe they should be treated as such. @rickclarke72 @FrenshamHeights

There’s little doubt that activities outside the classroom lead to greater success within it. As such, we hold the prestigious Gold standard award from the Association of Heads of Outdoor

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This month we’re talking about how to become the leader in your own life. That might sound a bit strange, but do you find that things just ‘happen’ to you or that decisions are made about your life that you haven’t directly chosen or perhaps that you just feel stuck with your lot as it is? A lot of it has to do with not being the leader of your life. So how do you become that leader? The first step is self-awareness and starting to accept that your life doesn’t just happen to you, you are always the one in control (even when it doesn’t feel like you are!) This is harder for some than others and I empathise with those that do find it hard. I found it challenging at the beginning and found it easier to fall into ‘victim mode’ where I would say things like, ‘I didn’t ask for this to happen’, ‘I didn’t want to have a breakdown’, ‘it’s not my fault’. I hasten to add, this is not about apportioning blame anywhere, including on yourself. This is about learning to love yourself, being kind to yourself and recognising that you can change things that you are unhappy about. The second step is to start becoming consciously aware of what you’re not happy with in your life and I know career can be a big one, so let’s take a look at that as an example. When you’re unhappy at work, it can have a significant impact on every other area in your life.

Revitalise Your Life By Jenny Thomas, TEDx Speaker & Coach at Revitalise Coaching

Welcome to April’s column helping you to revitalise your life! Afterall, we spend the most part of every week working. And rapidly, we’re straight on to the next big issue – money. Many of us feel trapped and unhappy where we are because we need the money. We go around in circles in our minds trying to find a way out only to come back to the beginning with the same challenges and obstacles. You are the leader of your life here, so what happens next is entirely your decision. Even if you get made redundant, how you react to that and decide to move forward is your decision. To change anything in our lives, especially things that have been a certain way for a long time, we need to change how we look at the situation and think about it. In NLP, this is known as re-framing. When we look at things from another perspective we can come up with different ideas and solutions and this is where our minds come in as a powerful tool to help us be the leader of our own life. If your best friend was in the same situation, what ideas would you give them to make a change? What are the characteristics of the person you want to be?

If you want something to change, you need to change on some level. But you get to decide how, when, what, where you do that. I started by watching TED Talks that inspired me, read books that challenged my thinking in some way and began practicing self-care every day. Slow at first, but my attitude, my thoughts, my approach and my world began to change. I’d become the leader of my life. I’m not saying it’s easy necessarily but it’s definitely worth it if you want things to change for the better. Let me know what videos and books you find that help and inspire you. Take care,

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The answer is closer than you think I was humbled to be approached to write a regular column, but where do you start? As a local retailer who has been in Fleet for over 25 years’ I have seen many changing styles and trends, both in terms of fashion and, more recently, the high street itself. As well as sharing fashion tips I also want to give you some behind the scenes industry insight. As Fleet’s retailers are facing unprecedented challenges, I thought this was a great place to start.

Britain’s Retail Apocalypse According to two separate reports from the Retail Sales Monitor and the Retail Think Tank, 2019 was the worst year on record when it came to the overall health of Britain’s retail sector. Not only did 2019 represent some of the toughest trading conditions in modern history, with over 8,000 stores closing and over 140,000 job losses, retail experts are sadly predicting this will continue into 2020. Disrupters to the industry included Brexit – dominating the news, affecting consumer confidence and contributing to many of the CVAs and Administrations amongst high street retailers, Fleet’s most recent casualty being Shoezone which is about to close. “Black Friday” started in October, lasted until Christmas and saw multiples dumping new season stock as early as September. The current trade shows and buying season will be remembered by storms and flooding, followed by public concern surrounding coronavirus, COVID-19. This unfortunate series of events has created the perfect retail storm. Consumer tastes are changing too, with sustainability, experience and ethical products more important than ever. This is where local high streets can come into their own and, through independents, provide an opportunity to reverse the national trend and retain a vibrant town. Here

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are 5 reasons why supporting your high street is so important: 1 | A stronger economy Local indie businesses hire local workers. In addition to staff for the stores, they hire local contractors for building and refurbishing, local accountants and insurance brokers to help them run the business, and local agencies to promote it. They get their car serviced locally while at work or get a haircut on their way home. All these factors together create a “multiplier effect”, meaning that each pound spent in a local shop brings as much as £3.50 into the local economy. By contrast, large chains tend to displace as many local jobs as they create because they can drive local retailers out of business. 2 | A closer community Shopping at local businesses gives neighbours a chance to connect. It’s easier to get to know someone you often see at a local coffee shop or supermarket than someone you only wave to on your way in and out of your house. It helps to prevent loneliness, particularly in our ageing population. With a good supply of residential options for elderly residents, Fleet provides many essential services for this important area for retail. 3 | A Cleaner Environment Having shops in your immediate neighbourhood means you can leave your car at home and do your errands on foot or by bicycle. Fleet has

always been a convenience town and if you made just one trip each week on foot into Fleet instead of making a 10-mile round trip elsewhere by car, you would reduce your annual driving by 520 miles, saving money as well as the environment. 4 | Explore what’s on your doorstep To learn more about local businesses in the area, set aside some time to explore Fleet and see what it has to offer. It is worth remembering that local shops stock an inventory based on their own customers’ choices as well as national trends. In a town such as Fleet this means you can find what you want rather than finding what ‘head office’ wants to sell you, and maybe a surprise or two along the way. 5 | Shop locally When you invest money in your local economy, you’re not just helping local business owners – you’re also helping yourself. You’re making your town a better place to live in, with a rich character, thriving economy, and tight knit community. And the more local businesses prosper, the more new ones will open, making it even easier to continue shopping locally in the future. So, whether its sewing supplies, fishing tackle, bamboo toilet roll or a new sofa give Fleet a chance to surprise you and help the town prosper. Emma Molyneux, Experience, Fleet

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2–4 U3A Health and Wellbeing Group Contact 08458 723623 www.fleetU3A.org.uk (monthly) 4–5 Rainbows Contact elvethamrainbows@hotmail.com 5.45–7.15 Brownies Contact ehbrownies@hotmail.co.uk 6–7.30 Vibe youth group (10–14yrs) Contact Yener: youth@churchontheheath.org.uk 7.30–9 Guides Contact elvethamguides@hotmail.co.uk THURSDAY 8.30–12 and 2.30–5.30 Coffee Bar All welcome 10–12 Ladies’ Group Contact Ruth 622846 12.30–2.30 Pilates Contact pilateswithannemarie@gmail.com 2–3.30 U3A Ukulele Group Contact 08458 723623 www.fleetU3A.org.uk 7.30–9 Gospel Choir Contact Sophie at cothgospel@gmail.com 7.30–9.30 NCT Antenatal Class Contact Tara 020 8752 2476 7.30–9.30 Positive Parenting Courses Contact Diana 679249 FRIDAY 8.30–12 Coffee Bar All welcome 9.30–12.30 Sing & Sign Helping baby to ‘talk’ through singing, music and signing. Contact singandsignfarnham@gmail.com 9.45–11.15 Noah’s Ark Parent and toddler group. Contact Office 400236 (term-time only) 5.30–7 Slimming World Contact Katarina 07977 407736 SATURDAY 7.30–9 Men’s Breakfast Contact Office 400236 (monthly, 2nd Saturday) 9–12 Coffee Bar All welcome 10–12 Pit Stop Social for Dads and Kids: bacon rolls and time out together (monthly, 1st Saturday) Contact Yener: youth@churchontheheath.org.uk SUNDAY Start the new week with a relaxed service of songs, prayers and teaching from the bible. All welcome. 9.15 Morning Service 10.45 All Together Worship 6.30 Evening Service



Easter at Church on the Heath

Palm Sunday 5th April Services at 9.15am and 10.45am Remembering Jesus riding into Jerusalem and the start of Holy Week.

Easter Day 12th April All-Age service at 10am With baptisms and Holy Communion, celebrating the risen Jesus and the empty tomb.

Good Friday 10th April All-Age Service at 10am Together we remember Jesus’ death on the cross.

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Hour at the Cross at 2pm A service of quiet reflection.

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Lettings agents offer different levels of service to Landlords depending on their requirements. Honey Lettings offer three levels of service which LETTING AGENT all come at market leading rates. IN FLEET Tenant Find Once the agent has established the requirements of the landlord and checked the property is suitable, marketing would commence. Hopefully suitable tenants will come forward to view the property and offers to rent the property made. Honey Lettings will then discuss the offers with the landlord and if the landlord agrees we then move forward to referencing and credit checks. Honey Lettings don’t pay staff commission and so we have no incentive to push forward a less favorable applicant. If all is good we then draw up the tenancy, arrange a move in date and book the check-in inventory. Once the tenant has moved in the Landlord then takes over. Unlike other agents, Honey Lettings do not make further charges for tenant finds on an annual basis. Rent Collection This includes all of the services of tenant find and adds in the collection of rent each month. Chasing money is not everybody’s cup of tea. Fully Managed In addition to the tenant find and rent collection the fully managed service with Honey Lettings offers ongoing support to the tenant and the property. Following the initial property check after the first month we carry out quarterly visits. We work in the best interest of the Landlord whilst maintaining the legal requirements of property rental. Honey Lettings will have hopefully found you fantastic tenants but, like all homes, properties will require maintenance. The regular visits are important to spot issues before they get worse. The logging of inspections, even when no issues are found, provides evidence against any possible future claim. If problems are found Honey Lettings will refer back to the Landlord. We are happy to provide a suitable contractor or liaise with the Landlords preferred contractor. All issues reported by the tenant are logged and we do our best to get issues resolved quickly keeping tenants happy. Choosing the service level may depend on your circumstances. Those with a good knowledge on property management may look for a low cost solution and so the tenant find may be for you. You may not like the idea of chasing money and so Rent collection could be an option. For those wanting a fully supported solution to renting a property Honey Lettings Fully Managed Service is the way to go. Based in the heart of Fleet, Honey Lettings specialises in lettings and property management. For friendly, knowledgeable advice on property letting call Honey Lettings. No houses to sell just homes to let.

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football team require players to join them in Div 2 of the NEHYL. We are a entries for non-profit organisations great pro active team looking to expand current squad numbers so have this exciting opportunity for lads who enjoy playing football at a competitive level. Please contact Simon Spring is in the air! The days are lengthening, and Working Towards Zero Waste: Sat 13th June 2020 on 01252 694623/07899 968101 or Reducing email s.banham2@ntlworld.com. new green shoots are appearing. AtBanham Fleet Library • 9.30am – 2.30pm • FREE. our reliance on

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we are hoping to run a rustic willow weaving plastic and reducing the waste we produce is prominent workshop early in the summer term. The date and in the media. This one-day workshop will help you more details are yet to be confirmed, so be sure understand how to put this into action. Please phone Fleet to take a look at our website: www.hants.gov.uk/ Library (01252 612709) to book. library or telephone us on 01252 612709 for Regular Free Drop-in Activities No need to book more information. Children’s for 18 Under FREE bag of books: Is yourStory childTime aged and5s30 months?

Courses and events must be booked in advance, Every Monday 2.00pm – 2.30pm Visit Fleet library or–the mobile library on the Heath to pick up their so to guarantee a place visit: free www.hants.gov.uk/ Good your for You – Every Tuesday 2.00 Bookstart + bag.Singing Pleaseisbring child‘s red healthafternoon record book. shop or call the booking line on 01252 612709. – 3.00pm; sing popular songs from across many eras TheFriMobile libraryBaby Bounce and Rhyme Time for Under 2s – Every Thursday Seated Dance and Exercise: 24th Apr comes to Elvetham Heath every Sunday 10:00 - 13:00 • 9.45-10.10am • 10.30-10.55am • 11.15-11.40am – Fri 22nd May 2020 • 11.45am – 12.45pm • Children’s Story and DVD's, Craft Timevideos for Children 3-7 Years bringing youyears the latest in books, CDs, and much more FREE. The course is aimed at those over 60 – First Saturday of every month, 11.00am - 11.45am of age or for those with any mobility problems and see Sunday outside De Havilland Arms Construction Club forthe Parents and Children (4+yrs) where seated exercise is morecome appropriate forus next – Every Saturday 2.30pm - 4.00pm safety.?You will learn by following a number of it's your library! seated dance routines workingTel out01252 to great614213 music Fleet Library & Learning Centre, 236 Fleet Road, Fleet GU51 fleet.library@hants.gov.uk selected from across the decades; guaranteed to 4BX. Located inside The Harlington. Call 01252 612709 for www.hants.gov.uk/library raise the spirits and lift your mood! Please phone course bookings. All library enquiries call Fleet Library (01252 612709) to book. 0300 555 1387. www3.hants.gov.uk

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Elvetham Heath Primary School News

Welcome to School Council! In our School Council meetings we have been focusing on the British Values. We started off the year focusing on Democracy. We made a booklet to show people how we use democracy in our school. Our booklet can be seen on our school website.

We then turned our attention to the British value of Community. As it has been very cold recently we decided to help the wildlife and birds within our community. We completed some research about making bird feeders, budgeted our project, bought the things we would need, made the bird feeders and put them around Elvetham Heath.

Mrs Bryant–Jones School Council co-ordinator

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What's on in Email your event details to alex@biglittlemagazineco.uk – it’s FREE for charities & non–profits and only £5 to advertise your business event or workshop. View on www.biglittlemagazineco.uk 4 April | Fleet Weekly Market at Gurkha Square car park, Fleet. Every Saturday morning, 9am – 2pm. Fruit and veg, bread, meat, fish, plants, household goods, flowers and much more. 4 April | Live Music at The Falkners Arms, Ancells Farm. Destination Groove are playing Funk / Soul, 9pm – midnight. www.destinationgroove.co.uk 6 April | Fleet Flower Club “Fun with Flowers” Drop-in Sessions from 2.45pm – 5.15pm at The Willis Hall, Church Crookham. Doors open at 7.15pm for an 8.00pm start. Visitors welcome; £6 on the door. info@fleetflowerclub.co.uk 11 April | Fleet Weekly Market at Gurkha Square car park, Fleet. Every Saturday morning, 9am – 2pm. Fruit and veg, bread, meat, fish, plants, household goods, flowers and much more. 11 April | Elvetham Heath Market Easter Special at The Key Elvetham Heath. Easter Quiz Trail with a prize egg! 10am – 1.30pm. Local producers will be selling delicious produce. www.elvethamheath.org.uk 11 April | Live Music at The Falkners Arms, Ancells Farm. The Cobbles are playing Pop / Funk, 9pm – midnight. www.lemonrock.com 17 April | Poppy’s Petals Flower Workshop with Kathryn Austin. Poppy’s, 18 Northfield Road, Church Crookham, Fleet, GU52 6ED. 2.30 – 3.30. Third

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