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APPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR READERS, VOLUNTEERS, ADVERTISERS AND CONTRIBUTORS!!

We do wonder how many of you have made New Year's resolutions and wish you all the best with sticking to them! Congratulations to Denise Burden of Bittern Close on winning our annual pantomime competition We hope you and your family enjoyed the performance. We are still in need of a few volunteers to help deliver in the new Longacre area as well as the more established rounds of Old Kempshott Lane (inc. School Close, Whitebeam Close) area and the even numbers of Derwent Road. If you can spare a little time each month, please give us a call on 01256 354282 or email kempshottkourier@gmail.com Just a reminder that our quarterly Neighbourhood Watch meeting will be on Wednesday 15th January at 7pm at Kempshott Village Hall. One of our CSPO's (Community Safety Patrol Officers) will be attending to tell us about their role in the local community and also give us an update of what has been going on in the area. Any resident who is interested is invited to come along and Richard, Anne & Andy find out more.

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Page 1: The Editor Subject: Buckingham Parade Fence Page 3: Basingstoke CSRF Page 4: Noah's Ark Page 5: Kempshott Schools Dear Editor, Page 7: Whitchurch Silk Mill Page 14: Poetry Corner On Tuesday 10th December, in the afternoon, a delivery lorry reversed out of Page 15: Phillips Solicitors Buckingham Parade straight through my front garden fence, next to the bus Page 17: Basingstoke Horticultual Society stop, and left a bit of a mess!! Unfortunately, after the lorry’s unscheduled Page 18/19: Conservation News detour through my fence, the driver drove off without leaving their details. Page 21: Small Ads Two kind people knocked on my door to tell me what had just occurred. Page 24: Clarke and Son Unfortunately, in the excitement of the moment I have forgotten their names Page 25: What’s on Noticeboard and the details of the said lorry. Page 27: Nutrition tips for January Page 27: Kempshott W.I. I would be most grateful if the kind people who knocked on my door would Page 28: Basingstoke Rotary contact my son, Graham, so that he can say thank you and also obtain the Page 28: Card Corner details of the lorry. They can contact him on 01256 842521 or by Email on Page 29: News from Jolly Olly's galt.messages@btinternet.com Page 29: Basingstoke Probus Club Page 30: Neighbourhood Watch Many thanks Page 35: N2N Page 32: Citizens Advice Page 36: Kempshott Village Hall Page 40: St. Marks Church BASINGSTOKE CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT FELLOWSHIP

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There were 48 members at the Christmas buffet held on Wednesday 4th December who enjoyed a variety of Christmas fayre and were entertained by the magic of Simon Williams. Crackers the were kindly by Tesco and a bumper number of of Christmas fayre There wereto48decorate members at thetables Christmas buffet helddonated on Wednesday 4th December who enjoyed a variety CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT FELLOWSHI and were entertained by the magic of Simon Williams. Crackers decorate the tables were kindly donated by Tesco and a raffle prizes, including a donation from Storck UK, meanttothat everyone became a winner.

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bumper number of raffle prizes, including a donation from Storck UK, meant that everyone became a winner.

2020 will be the group’s 50th anniversary year and the programme of

At the meeting held on Wednesday 6 April the C 61 members and the Secretary, Tony Brazier, gav Brooklands Motor Museum and Hatchlands Park o Palace on Friday 17 June. Christine Broadbent, and welcomed back those members who had retu

th arranged. 2020 will be the group’s 50th anniversary year and the programme of speakers has already been speakers already return been of arranged. Januarywho sees January sees has the welcome Barbara Cummings thisthe timewelcome is telling us about her cycle return ofAmerica; BarbarainCummings whoPurkiss this time is telling ride round February Allen is speaking onus theabout Thrillsher andcycle Spills of traffic policing; March is the AGM with a presentation from Connect to Support Hampshire followed by lunch at the ride round America; in February Allen Purkiss is speaking on the Conservative Club; in April Mike Brooks tells us about Amdram; in May Terri Reid is giving a talk on Thrills and Spills of traffic policing; March is the AGM with a Facing the Future (1940 – post war); in June we have a presentation from Sainsburys; in July a talk from Able Community Care; th Suzy presentation Connect to Support followed lunch in August Steve Herra returns to give usfrom a history of the Cunard line; inHampshire September Butressby gives a talk on Wild Birds; in atOctober the Conservative Club;says in April Brooks tellsinus about Amdram; in May TerriofReid is and in December Dianne Mannering “SendMike us some Women”; November we hear about the work the RNLI we have our Christmas buffet with Fiona Birchall telling us the Christmas Story. giving a talk on Facing the Future (1940 – post war); in June we have a presentation from Sainsburys; in outing July ais talk from Able inTheatre AugustRoyal, Steve Herraforreturns toperformance of The The group’s next on Thursday 23rdCommunity January whichCare; is to the Windsor a matinee Cat and Canary. Further trips throughout the year are planned to Bletchley Park, Dorney Hatfield House, Newbury give us athehistory of the Cunard line; in September Suzy Butress gives a talk on Court, Wild Birds; Races, Afternoon Tea at BCOT, a Thames Cruise, Hever Castle, Countryfile Live, Osborne House, Bicester Village and the ever in October Dianne Mannering says “Send us some Women”; in November we hear about popular Mystery trip. the work of the RNLI and in December we have our Christmas buffet with Fiona Birchall The next is on 8th January telling usmeeting the Christmas Story. and after that he group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at Brookvale Village

Hall from 10am to 12noon and all retired Civil Servants, their relatives and friends are welcome. Further details about the rd group and information about ourThursday trips can be23 obtained by contacting The group’s next outing is on January which iscsrfbasingstoke@gmail.com to the Theatre Royal, Windsor

for a matinee performance of The Cat and the Canary. Further trips throughout the year are planned to Bletchley Park,David Dorney Court, Hatfield House, Newbury Races, Afternoon Cowling Tea at BCOT, a Thames Cruise, Hever Castle, Countryfile Live, Osborne House, Bicester Village and the ever popular Mystery trip.

The next meeting is on 8th January and after that he group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at Brookvale Village Hall from 10am to 12noon and all retired Civil Servants, Tel.: relatives 01256 their and 354282 friends are welcome. Further details about the group and information Address: 138 Coniston Road, Kempshott, Basingstoke, Hampshire. RG22 5HZ about our trips can be obtained by contacting csrfbasingstoke@gmail.com.

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haveEveryone had a fun firstWe half hope term back our had topic awas All About Me Happy NewWe Year thatwhere you all lovely Christmas and fantastic start to 2020. On this topic theThe children carrieddid outreally activities which included all about their families people to them. Our Christmas nativity children well at their nativity, singing all the and songs andspecial joining in with all the actions also carried out activities about their favourite things; we the started an was activity about on our last dayThey of term with lots of proud parents watching them, oddwith tear shed bytheir all. favourite colour.

Messy play Halloween Last term /the children enjoyed all sorts of messy play, this included cornflour adding cinnamon into it to give fireworks it a Christmassy smell and also them exploring the cause and effect of it changing from a liquid into a hard substance, we firstwords week back half term to thethe children madeduring many spooky creations for our spooktatular Halloween. The introduced lotsOnofour new andthis language children this activity. children dressed up in their scary outfits (or favourite outfits) for Halloween day. We moved straight onto our

Animals all explosive around us Weactivities are starting our new term offfilling withupsome lovely winter including animals we see this fireworks with lots of bright colours our preschool with all activities the lovely crafts the children time of year. made. Places Available We still have spaces available at our warm welcoming pre-school so if you are interested in your child Christmas to come and join us, please contact us on 01256 323853. We are open Monday-Thursday 8am - 3.30pm. it is now time for us to be thinking about Christmas and all the wonderful things this joyful time of year brings us, from the children getting excited about Santa coming, to all of our Christmas theme crafts and cooking we will be doing. We will also be practicing for our end of term Christmas nativity that will be taking place in mid-December.

HATCH WARREN INFANT SCHOOL We hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and Happy New year from all of the children and staff at Hatch Warren Garden update

Infant School. We have started the new year off with a great start and everyone is enthusiastic to get stuck into the new autumn is here, the children are enjoying watching how the leaves change colour and getting ready to plant our term and all theAsexcitement to come. winter vegetables and watching them grow. The children planted pumpkins earlier in the year that were harvested

Atatenjoyed Hatch Warren Infants weown celebrated however, Year R had a lovely first weekwe back school looking atand winter, creating snowflakes andWorld looking atBook freezing Day, and melting. for Halloween; also pumpkin soup crusty bread fortheir snack. We are now focusing on storytelling and have had great fun retelling the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and the Three If you are interested in your child comingjust to join our friendly caring preschool, we are open Monday-Friday 8amwe didn’t think about reading and books forfrom one day, but the Little Pigs. We are looking forward to performing our stories to our parents. We are looking forward to Julie Tesco’s visiting 4pm. To contact us please call 01256 323853 or email kellylindas@aol.com or text 07592913953. us and telling us the story of ginger and decorating gingerbread men with us. whole week! This year our theme was the popular book ‘Handa’s

Two by Two parent toddler Year 1 have started learning about theirgroup new topic on Space and are very excited to find out as much as they can about the first moon landing. They have created a fantastic collage momentous event and worked produce an amazing space Eileen Surprise’. We ofwere lucky enough totogether have tothe author herself, Our two by two toddler group runs on Wednesday mornings 9.45am-11.30am term time only in the Kempshott display. They have enjoyed reading ‘How to catch a star’ and ‘Man on the moon’ and have used these to inspire their own stories. village hall. There is no need to book just turn up on the day. We provide lots of exciting activities for you and your come tothevisit usandintheschool. ByWe wonderful coincidence, The children arechild looking forwardBrowne to learning more about planets solar system. also are excited to be sewing our she to do together around different themes each week and also include a snack and little story/song time at the very own aliens end. andThe aregroup inviting all the parents and carers to an alien fair at the end of the half term. So much to look forward to! th is run by members of staff from the preschool with helpers too all ready to welcome you.

happened to visit us on the 5 March which was the exact same day

Year 2 have been lucky enough to experience a theatre company working with them for the first week of term and its ended with a spectacular performance. Theyas arethe just starting their great fire ofanniversary London topic andof arethe looking forward to finding out more book. 25th Publishing about how the fire spread so quickly.

Eileen’s visit consisted of demonstrations of how she illustrates her Rathbone Pavilion, Church Road, North Waltham, RG25 01256 398172 books, readings of2BL. herTel: beautiful stories, an explanation of the Hello from all at Cuckoo Meadow Preschool in North Waltham! journey of a book being made and an active dance workshop relating We are based in North Waltham village, which is less than 10 minutes’ drive from Kemp-shott, and is in a beautiful rural setting. to within the story. Our hadareas the opportunity to have The children who attend come from the vil-lage andchildren the surrounding including Oakley, Dummer, Hatchtheir Warren,books Kempshott and Beggarwood and all agree the location and wonderful caring staff mean it is more than worth the short journey. signed byyourself. the author at the end of the event. Please contact Jo or Fiona to come and see for

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Cuckoo Meadow Pre-School offers a warm, friendly and stimulating environment for children aged 2 yrs 9 months up to rising 5 year olds. The Pre-school is situated in an enviable location in the heart of North Waltham village, just 10 minutes drive from Kempshott. It has play areas suitable for outside play in the winter months as well as access to the Village Park and playing field in the summer. It has a fantastic team of established and qualified staff who will be happy to show you around or answer any questions you have regarding the pre-school or forthcoming events. Please contact Jo or Fiona on 01256 398172, email cuckoomeadow@btconnect.com, or visit the website www.cuckoomeadow.org

The weeks leading up to Christmas were spent in preparation for the Nativity, a much-anticipated event! All the children have a part to play and sing the carols they have pre-pared with great gusto! The big man himself also makes appearance, arriving by horse-drawn carriage – a truly magical experience for all the children.

As well as getting ready for Christmas celebrations, the regular routines of the pre-school continue with the opportunity for daily show and tell. Each week, the children are encour-aged to bring in an item that begins with the letter of the alphabet for that week. This en-courages the children to speak confidently in front of their peers as well as expanding their vocabulary and letter recognition. Once we get to X, it gets to be somewhat of a challenge! There are still spaces available at the Ofsted Outstanding ranked pre-school. To arrange you’re your visit, please call Jo or Fiona on 01256 398172.

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Throughout the rest of the week the children had marvellous fun carrying out activities based around ‘Handa’s Surprise’ which is set in


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Kempshott infant School

Well, everybody’s been out and about this month at Kempshott Infant School. Year R have been trekking through the woodland with Percy the Park-keeper, Year 1 have visited St Mark’s Church and Year 2 have been to the moon! Percy Day in Year R was great fun. If you had been in our woods that day, you certainly would have had a big surprise! There were squirrels, rabbits, foxes and all kinds of woodland animals! They made a tasty fruit salad for Percy, (which they then ate themselves!) and then planted a crocus to take home. Year 1 really enjoyed their visit to the Church. They received a passport on arrival which they then had to get stamped at each station in the Church. They found out all about the Christmas story from the perspective of the Kings, the Shepherds and others. They did some craft, listened to stories and watched a video. They even had a drink and a biscuit! What a lovely visit! Space Day in Year 2 was fantastic! The children made a NASA ID badge and wore space helmets and moon boots! They designed a chair for an astronaut teddy bear which would keep him safe on the journey and also be comfortable, as it’s a long way to the moon! Space food was delicious and sustained them as their mission was to fly to the moon and explore the surface. Happily, they all completed this task and made it home safely to Earth! Well, Christmas has well and truly taken over! Christmas Carols echo around the school as the children practise for their plays and, no doubt, think about their Christmas lists! Glitter, sparkle, cards and calendars, lots of things to make and share. Everyone at Kempshott Infant School would like to wish all of our families and neighbours a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful, healthy and exciting New Year!

KEMPSHOTT JUNIOR SCHOOL NEWS Reporter Brooke and Isla (6GH)

Happy New Year! Where did 2019 go? 2019 finished with super celebrations at Kempshott Junior School including our KSA Christmas Fayre, Christmas jumper day, present room, carols around the tree and whole school Christmas production. The Christmas production was ‘Scrooge, A Ghost of a Chance’. It was performed over 3 matinees and 3 evening performances which put everyone in the Christmas spirit. Our Charity of the year, Spotlight, continues to support the community of Basingstoke and our school. We have raised over £500 for Spotlight already and we are really enjoying working with this wonderful charity.

As the Spring term unfolds from its winter sleep Year 6 pupils head off to Calshot for a one week residential, followed immediately by Year 5 off to Stubbington. Whilst these residentials are taking place Year 3 and 4 will be at school enjoying the start to a brand new term and new topics… what excitement awaits? We wish you a happy new year and wish you all the best with any new year resolutions!


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to keep New safe Year in their compound but the Taliban had other ideas. Thirty insurgents empted to over run their base. Happy from Kempshott Under Fives! We hope you all had a relaxing andatt fun filled Christmas… December is our favourite month of the year at Kempshott Under Fives, we play lots of Christmas music, the children decorate tree and Richard was full of praise for the NCOs, the back bone of the British army, who were able to take the fi re fiour ght to the we have so with all things Christmas. always, his we did a LOT sparkly this During December, we practiced number skillsof with a enemy so much that fun despite the action of the As Taliban men suff of ered no craft losses. their time in our that country, his Christmas tree number hunt and we also did a daily countdown on our advent calendar. On 1st December our resident Elf arrived, much to company of 130 men, eleven lost their lives and 30 suff ered wounds, some life changing. As a result of his activities the excitement of theachildren! named Alfie. Alfie taught some new songs for our Christmas performance, helped us bake Christmas Richard Grover, major atWe the time,him was awarded the us MBE. cakes and he loved joining in on our Christmas craft table! Iraq proved to be a diff erent experience being involved with the post war clear up of Basra. The vagaries of the British

To finish off our amazing term we held a Christmas party for all the children and invited parents and families to join us for a Christmas sing–aweather he considered to be a plus point in handling some of the climate extremes they encountered. The summer heat long and buffet.

reached 50 degrees and without air conditioning was diffi cult to cope with but the winter was cold.

The children loved singing to the families and we even had parents rocking around the Christmas tree!

Somalia was diff erent again but this was a small operation engaged in trying to prevent internal confl ict and also infl uence

We’re now looking forward to our first week back for a new term at preschool and hearing the children talk about their holidays, what presents matt ers so as to keep the Russians at bay. they got for Christmas and which special people they spent time with.

Recent time spent at the Staff College was very much involved with anticipating changes that will occur with the

Every January we see children recreating some of their favourite Christmas memories through their play, so we’ll be setting up Christmas cake increasing use of cyber att acks and fake news. It is important to counter Russian infl uence and that of the Chinese in making in our role play kitchen, laying the tables for pretend dinners with family, and there will be paper and sellotape to wrap presents, just Syria and Africa. like Mummy does! This links perfectly to the Department for Education's "Early Year's Outcomes" which says that a typical child aged 30-50 months should be able tointeraction "remember and talk about events in theirand ownthe experiences" "recognise andbecomes describe special times or Equally, the positive between thesignificant British population military,and which mainly clear around events for family or friends".

Remembrance Day in November, has to be managed carefully. The British tax payer needs to continue to support the

We’ll back to our25% storyof of the the week, we budget. have some great lined up for January, and wemilitary will be looking at the season winter. armyalso thatbeconsumes defence And it books is reassuring that the British are apolitical and of therefore

will always follow the ruling of which shade of government is in power. Staff news for the New Year; we are looking forward to welcoming Angela Chapman who will be joining us every afternoon from January as Early Years Practitioner. Angela is an experienced KS1 and KS2 teacher, who has more recently moved into working in nurseries to Seeanprobusbasingstoke.club specialise in early years education. Photo: Probus President Richard Wood with Lt Col Richard Grover and his father Dr Jeff If you’d like to have a look around our preschool, or to register for a space, please contact MelissaMBE Keane, Preschool Manager, onGrover 07951 660401, or at kempu5@aol.co.uk.

From time to time readers write in to the Kourier asking residents to save items for them to CHARITY assist local organisations or charities. The following items are currently being collected: COLLECTORS Supermarket Milk Bottle Tops CORNER PURPLE COMMUNITY FUND In aid of St Michael’s Hospice, please drop off at 138 Coniston Road or Bob at 27 Old Kempshott Lane

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AUSPICIOUS CEREMONY AT BASINGSTOKE MASONIC LODGE Approaching the centenary since the foundation of the Elvetham Masonic Lodge meant that the installation of their 100th Worshipful Master was a significant chapter in its history.

The Elvetham Masonic Lodge was formed in Hartley Wintney in 1920 to meet the needs of local residents due to difficulties in travelling to lodges in Basingstoke or Blackwater. Its Lodge was situated in Hartley Wintney until planning constraints forced a move in 1993 to the Basingstoke Masonic Centre. As a consequence of this move today its membership comes from the wider Basingstoke area. Roger Robertson was duly installed as Master of the Lodge at an impressive ceremony held at the Masonic Centre in Victoria Street Basingstoke followed by a Celebration Dinner. The new Master of the Lodge is anxious to continue with the national policy of a more open understanding of what Freemasonry is all about as it is one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations. There are more than 250 Lodges in Hampshire alone with in excess of 9,000 members and 5 of those Lodges meet in the Basingstoke Centre. Worldwide Freemasonry membership stands at more than 6 million men. Rogers’ goal is to dispel many of the myths that abound around freemasonry. “It has never been a secret organisation, just an, ‘organisation with secrets’ and prior to WW2 Freemasonry was completely open and held regular Church Parades dressed in full Regalia”. He explained that Freemasonry instils in its members a moral and ethical approach to life. “While we use ancient stonemason’s customs and tools as allegorical guides in our ceremonies, we do have a modern approach to life and these days most things can be seen on the internet. Yes, it should be viewed as an enjoyable pursuit but membership does aim to make good men better.” In terms of Charitable Work you will never see a Freemason on the street collecting money. Funds are raised entirely in house and yet the Freemasons in England contribute more money to charity than any organisation apart from the National Lottery. Picture caption: Worshipful Roger Robertson (centre) with Senior Warden Keith Rosser (left) and Junior Warden Peter Foster (right)

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As I stand alone on the beach with the sand between my toes, I look out to the horizon and the sun glows. My heart and soul feels at peace, As my thoughts are flowing free. Peaceful drowning out the lows in my mind, As they fade in this moment in time. I like this feeling just me and the sea, As it draws closer creeping up to me. Now I close my eyes I cannot see, I hear only the sounds of seagulls flying free. My head and heart feels less burdened, I know this can’t always be for this I am certain.

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Summer in Winter

Those glorious summers of yesteryear, Where eternal sunligbt seemed to abound,

Christmas feeling

I can see an elf sitting on the shelf,

And childish pleasures so easily came, Such innocent delights simply found.

He looks very small and not too tall.

We frolicked and played in such pastures green, When floral carpets did caress our feet,

The snowman has a hat, and there’s even a snowcat.

And dancing butterflies us enchanted, Whence moment and colo9ur the twain did meet.

When we came home last night, I saw the moon shining very bright.

When rippling seas met the welcoming sands, And seascape vistas did reward our gaze, We were thus enamoured of costal themes, To be stored away for our later days. So in the winter of our mortal span, We can relive again our childhood dreams, And though we’re silvered with the blight of age, We are young once more, or so it seems. With season’s greetings

Stan Bennett

It’s freezing dark outside, but light & warm inside. We are writing Xmas cards, and it feels all fab.

It was clear sky, and moon very very high. It’s Xmas month and there are lights on the houses, and some bright twinkling mouses. I’m excited, I’m super happy, and I want to wear my crown because Santa is coming down to our town. Yayyy! Happy cakes & cookies to all

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Are you thinking of helping your child get onto the property ladder? If you are, you are not alone. According to a recent survey by Just Group, over the last five years, parents and grandparents have helped three in every five first-time buyers purchase their property. There are many positives to helping your child or grandchild with that key start, but there are risks too if you do not have the right advice. Any confusion on where the money comes from can delay the conveyancing process and in a worse casescenario lead to the mortgage offer being retracted. Many people think that giving their children money should be straight forward, but the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) laws, mortgage restrictions and the legal rights of all parties involved need to be addressed. Parents should not think that they can simply agree with their child that the money is a gift. This is because your child will be asked for proof of funds by their lawyer. They will require a letter from you confirming that the money you are providing is a gifted deposit and that you will have no rights over the property. Normally a signed letter to your child should be sufficient, with a copy being passed to their lawyer. Their lawyer will also need to receive photo identification from you, such as a passport or driving licence. They also need a document showing proof of your address, like a bank statement and utility bill. Furthermore, they will also need to know where the funds came from. For example, was it from a pension draw, the sale of shares or the sale of a house? If it is money coming from savings, you will have to provide bank statements showing how the money has been accruing over the last two to six months. For more details and information call Zoë Baxter, head of the Residential Property team at Phillips Solicitors on 01256 854623 or email zoe.baxter@phillips-law.co.uk For information about the wide range of services offered by Phillips, please www.phillipslaw.co.uk Phillips Solicitors Town Gate 38 London Street Basingstoke Hampshire RG21 7NY t. 01256 460830 f. 01256 854638 e. legal@phillips-law.co.uk w. phillips-law.co.uk dx. 123073 Basingstoke 10

SPECIAL JANUARY OFFERS AND DISCOUNTS IN STORE AT ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPICE SHOPS Special January Offers and Discounts in Store at St. Michael’s Hospice Shops

St. Michael’s Hospice shops have had another great year thanks to our amazing supporters. Last year our stores delivered a contribution to £593,000 to the Hospice, a phenomenal amount which shows how every skirt, DVD and paperback dropped off or purchased really does add up. As a thank you to our supporters this January, we are offering 20% off in store! Just bring this article along with you and the staff will be happy to assist you. Gift Aid is a vital part of the money that we raise, allowing us to claim from HMRC 25p for every £1 spent in store. And the best part is, it costs you absolutely nothing! To make it easy for us to claim this gift aid, we encourage you to sign up for our Gift and Gain Loyalty cards. They allow us to claim gift aid on every donation you make to us and allow you to collect 1 loyalty point for every £1 you spend in our stores. Once you have collected 100 loyalty points you will get a £5 credit to spend in store. To encourage more people to sign up this January we have a refer a friend scheme; if you get a friend to sign up for Gift and Gain we will give each of you 50 points on your card! We hope to see you in store soon to wish you a happy new year and we hope you find some great bargains too. Please be aware that there may be certain items which will not qualify for the discount.


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BASINGSTOKE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY www.bhsociety.btck.co.uk Our November meeting is traditionally our AGM followed by a time to chat and enjoy some cheese and a glass of wine. Needless to say, we tend to speed through the formal part of the evening spurred on by thoughts of the waiting refreshments!

As at previous AGMs we looked back over the past year with reports from our Chairman, Activities Secretary and Treasurer. Officers for the coming year were elected, and with just one change this time most remain in their positions for another year. The highlight of the meeting is always the announcement of the competition results for the year. In 2019 we had a cake competition and a marmalade competition as well as our normal four evenings that are designed to encourage members to exhibit something, from the longest runner bean to a specimen rose. The exhibits are usually judged by the speaker for the evening so it’s not to RHS standards but to their preference. This year Ros Blackman won the cake competition and David Read the marmalade. In the horticulturally based competitions Muriel Wraight came first, closely followed by Catherine Clayton in second and quite a way behind in third was Philip Wraight. Our competition organiser was pleased that this year many new names appeared on the exhibitors list, so who knows, could there be a new challenger for first place in 2020! Why not make a New Years’ resolution to come to our meetings – you’d be most welcome and hopefully you’ll learn something new as well. Our next meeting in Kempshott Village Hall will be on Monday January 20th at 7.30pm when Chris Bird from Sparsholt will be speaking about “Potatoes – their history, varieties and growing”. If you would like further details, please contact either: - Vida Sinden – Chairman – 01256 466281 or Philip Wraight – Vice Chairman - 01256 324185

WHAT’S ON IN JANUARY 2020 AT SOUTH HAM LIBRARY? South Ham Library Paddock Road South Ham Basingstoke RG22 6QB

A Happy New Year to you all. Are you making any New Year resolutions this year? Maybe yours could be to use your local library more, and to take part in the public consultation this month about the future of the library service. What could be better on a cold winter’s afternoon than snuggling up with a good book. It is Craft Club on Saturday 4thJanuary, drop in between 10am- Noon to make your own polar bear. Story time in December continues to be held at 10:30 am on TUESDAYS. Come and join us for stories and themed colouring. Rhymetime continues every Friday with fun rhymes and songs at 11am for babies and toddlers. And look out for our Christmas themed Treasure Hunt each day we are open during the school holidays. The Construction Club continues afterschool on Tuesdays, with the opportunity to play with Lego and Duplo from 3:30pm-4:45pm; this will continue during the holidays too. The monthly Chatterbooks reading group for primary aged children will start up again on Friday 17th January 4pm and will plan our themes for the next year. The same will happen at our T.R.A.S.H. group (Teen Reading At South Ham). Activities for adults this month include the wonderful Age Concern team who provide computer instruction for the over 50s on Tuesdays in term time from 10:00am1:00pm; appointments need to be booked through the local office why not give them a call on 01256 423874

Don’t forget we have 4 computers giving access to the internet and Microsoft office software, colour printer and photocopier. The computers are free to use but there are charges for printing. We also have FREE access online to Ancestry, Find my Past, Which? Magazine Online and the British Newspaper Archive Online. Ask a member of staff for help getting started. Also, by joining the library you can access hundreds of ebooks, audiobooks on your smartphone, tablet or home computer through our Borrow Box App, Newspapers through PressReader and magazines through RBDigital. Please note our Christmas and New Year Opening times Wednesday 1st Jan CLOSED Thursday 2nd Jan CLOSED Friday 3rd Jan 9:30am-5pm Saturday 4th Jan 9:30am-1pm Sunday 5th Jan CLOSED


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Old Down & Beggarwood Wildlife Group

Winter is upon us now and there have been some beautiful frosty mornings on the Winter is upon nowacross and there beautiful mornings on the two sites, the us view Old have Downbeen andsome beyond being frosty particularly scenic on two sites, the across Old Down and beyond being particularly scenic on those bright icyview mornings. those bright icy mornings. The Group wishes all its readers, members and volunteers a very Happy ChristGroup its readers, members and of volunteers very Happy Christmas and a very The Happy Newwishes Year. all Perhaps you could make one your Newa Year resolutions to mas Old and Down a veryand Happy New Year. Perhaps youand could makejoin oneus ofon your Newparty Yearnow resolutions to join Beggarwood Wildlife Group perhaps a work and again. join Old Down and Beggarwood Wildlife Group and perhaps join us on a work party now and again. And here is a wintry photo taken on Old Down in December and we must include the charming And hererobin. is a wintry photo taken on Old Down in December and we must include the charming seasonal seasonal robin.

Work Parties Work Parties For Old Down, we meet at Old Down Hall every Thursday 10-12noon. Please come and join us – For Old Down, wetomeet Down Hallto every Thursday 10-12noon. Please join us – you do not have makeataOld commitment every week – just come when youcome can.and But always you dothe notwebsite have tojust make a commitment everyin week – just come when Unfortunately, you can. But always check in case there is a to change arrangements or dates. there check the website just in case there is a change in arrangements or dates. Unfortunately, there are no regular meetings on Beggarwood at the moment due to lack of volunteers. If anyone is are no regular meetings on Beggarwood at the moment due to lack of volunteers. If anyone is interested in helping to lead or work on a work party please contact the Group to discuss. interested in helping to lead or work on a work party please contact the Group to discuss. Internet: www.olddownandbeggarwood.org.uk

Email: odandbwd@gmail.com

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FUZZY DROVE CONSERVATION GROUP FUZZY The Fuzzies would like DROVE to wish CONSERVATION all their supporters GROUP and neighbours a very

The would to wish allfor their supporters a very HappyFuzzies New Year andlike to thank them so much supportand overneighbours 2019. Volunteers Happy New Year and tosaplings, thank them for so muchput support have dug holes, planted cleared weeds, up ourover new2019. shed –Volunteers and filled have dug holes,training plantedcourses saplings, cleared weeds, up ourevents new shed and filled it! – attended and prepared and put attended and,– of course, it! – attended training We courses and ask prepared and attended events and, of course, surveyed hedgehogs!. couldn’t for lovelier, more willing people. surveyed hedgehogs!. We couldn’t ask for lovelier, more willing people. If you would like to join in, our working parties have a programme of hazel coppicing for the next th th If you would like tore-start join in, our parties have and a programme of hazel the coppicing next few weeks and will on 4working and 18 January continue through springfor andthe summer th th fewthe weeks re-start on 4 ofand 18 month. January and continue thea spring and summer on firstand andwill third Saturdays each Coppicing alwaysthrough produces small crop of useon the first and third Saturdays each so month. Coppicing always produces a smalldo crop of useful things like bean poles and peaofsticks if your spring planting needs support, remember ful things like bean poles andhelp pea to sticks if yourfor spring planting that you can buy from us and fund so planting the future in needs Fuzzy support, Drove. do remember that you can buy from us and help to fund planting for the future in Fuzzy Drove. For last-minute updates on working parties and activities, find us on Facebook or at our website For last-minute updatesIf on you working and more activities, find us about on Facebook or at www.fuzzydrove.co.uk wouldparties just like information any work weour do,website please www.fuzzydrove.co.uk If you would just more information about any work we do, please email contact@fuzzydrove.co.uk and we willlike be pleased to help. email contact@fuzzydrove.co.uk and we will be pleased to help.


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AND CONSERVATION NEWSfor FOR January JANUARY and Conservation News Kempshott Conservation Group Email: kempshott-conserve@tiscali.co.uk Internet: www.kempshottconservationgroup.org.uk

UK here we come. We associate Spring and Summer with such visitors as the Cuckoo and various Warblers. However, when these leave on their Winter holidays, there is another set of bird species that regard us as a winter holiday destination. These are the species that breed in the high or sub-arctic or Russian tundra. Swans, Ducks, Geese and Waders can be found around our estuaries and lakes, taking advantage of the plentiful supply of food that these habitats provide. There are, however, a number of species that will winter in our fields, woods and hedgerows. For example, one noisy species that can be found there is the Fieldfare. They may even come into your garden. A member of the Thrush family, this chunky bird is only slightly smaller than a Mistle Thrush. Individuals have been seen around Stratton Park but they are more often found in large noisy flocks tackling Hawthorn and other berries in hedgerows. Their call is a distinctive clacking sound, rather like an old-fashioned football rattle. Gearing up for wildlife. The team of local residents living around the Old Orchard who have been promoting wildlife friendly features in their gardens have now been joined by the residents of Kendal Gardens apartments, where a series of new features are being created – small dipping ponds and bog areas, wildflower areas and hedgehog friendly facilities (yes, there are hedgehogs seen here as well). During 2020 we will be replacing the Orchard’s old log bench seat with two new seats so that visitors can linger and watch the birds and butterflies.

Our Work Party Dates for 2020 Date

Time

Location

Sunday, 5 January

10.00 - 12.00

Down Grange Meadow

Thursday, 16 January

14 00 - 16.00

The Old Hedgerow

Sunday, 26 January

10.00 - 12.00

Down Grange Meadow

Thursday, 6 February

14.00 - 16.00

The Old Hedgerow

Sunday, 16 February

10.00 - 12.00

The Old Orchard

Thursday, 27 February

14.00 - 16.00

Down Grange Meadow

Sunday, 8 March

10.00 - 12.00

Down Grange Meadow

Thursday, 19 March

14.00 - 16.00

The Old Hedgerow

Sunday, 29 March

10.00 - 12.00

Down Grange Meadow

An excellent way of working off Christmas excesses is to join us on one of our work parties! All tools supplied, but please bring your own gloves. If the work involves Bramble or Rose Briar we can provide heavy duty gloves. The Old Orchard is opposite Kendal Gardens. For Down Grange Meadow, we meet at the Homesteads Road entrance near St. Mark’s Church. The Old Hedgerow meeting point is behind 77-155 Coniston Road.


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Last year Rotary Wessex (Hampshire and east Dorset) distributed over 27.000 shoeboxes to th Basingstoke Deane Rotary 12 Charity Concert children in Montenegro, Moldova Romania and WHAT IS ROTARY? Albania and to make sure they don’t go astray THE BAND of HER MAJESTY’S ROYAL MARINES Rotarians supervise the whole process including THE ANVIL BASINGSTOKE Rotary started in Chicago in 1905, by four friends th CONTACTS volunteers going to the countries to make sure YOUR Sunday 26 January, 3.00pm CONTACTS who wanted to meet regularly forLOCAL friendship & to YOUR the boxes get to the right children LOCAL Helen further Ricketts: - businesses by what we would now call their Helen Ricketts: helen@highpathway.co.uk networking. Today we have over 1.2 million helen@highpathway.co.uk To join in the fun and get more information or Rotarians in 200 countries. 2020 year marks the or about the shoebox scheme see our website or Paul 75th Temple:anniversary of the creation of the United Paul Temple:Facebook page (details below), and get an tempaul45@gmail.com Serving our community Nations. Rotary was influential in the formation of tempaul45@gmail.com Serving our community information leaflet with details, of age groups MAKE A DIFFERNCE the UN, & today holds a non-voting, permanent seat and contents and also importantly items NOT on the UN. to include. We will ask you to attach £1 coin to Can youavailable imagine Christmas with noOffice. presents? 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Build A Bear Rotarians, they form a globalcomprised network of of THE OUR BANDCLUB ofof HER MAJESTY’S ROYAL religious and and non-political organization shoeboxes full toys and exciting itemsMARINES to children IN ACTION IN DECEMBER THE BAND of HER MAJESTY’S ROYAL MARINES religious and non-political organization comprised of Workshop, Festival Place. Oakley Carpets, business leaders, all clubs volunteering THEaANVIL both men and and professional women. There are 77 in our who don’t have lot. ToBASINGSTOKE doA this we of need help. Overton Christmas Market dozen ouryour “elves” THE ANVIL BASINGSTOKE both men and women.Parnell ThereJordy are and 77 Harvey, clubs in our Andover Rd Oakley. th January, their time and talents to serve their communities 3.00pm Sunday 27 Wessex area which covers most of Hampshire, the Isle It can be your workplace, church, club, your school, had a lovely Sunday time giving a helping3.00pm hand to Father 27th January, Wessex area which covers most of Hampshire, the Isle Estate Agents, Overton. Eden Mazda, London and the world. of Wight, the Channel Islands, and parts of Dorset and Scout, cub, Brownie & Guide groups, your children, Christmas. of Wight, the Channel Islands, and parts of Dorset and Rd, Oldand Basing Wiltshire, they do some fantastic work each year. grandchildren or just you. Can you help? Michael’s Hospice Light up a Life. We provided a Wiltshire, and they do some fantastic work year. If you arehas an organisation with of each each Our Club been serving oura lot community since Wessex area raises approximately £2.2million team of car parking marshals for this important Wessex area raises approximately £2.2million each shoeboxes please get in touch as we may be 1985 in that time raised over £600,000 which year andand spend around 100,000 hours helping the less We need shoeboxes full of goodies such as things event year and spend around 100,000 hours helping the less able to arrange collection if you give us some has been donated to mainly local good causes and fortunate in our communities, true to our motto –a play with ball, skipping rope,Centre small throughout games, Wetosupport the- work of Camrose fortunate in our communities, true to our motto notice few national and international causes to help make– ‘Service Above Self’. cards, dominoes, harmonicas/recorders, cars, small ‘Service Above Self’.place. the year and we were again able to provided, the world a better toys, Cuddly toy. aOrFestive useful lunch thingsfor - soap, toothbrush cooked and served the Homeless Look out forINus in Tickets available fromnotebook, The Anvil colouring Box Office. 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Again thank you ourselves, for thejust Homeless and vulnerably housed of the If you would like find out more about how we enjoy tune in to www.rcbd.org.uk to see we Coordinator at Heathrow on Children in Need day. This year saw privileged children in those countries. Again thank you for the Homeless and vulnerably housed what of the to ourRotarians generous donors.up, Camrose centre. You and might their volunteers. have coming or contact Helen or Paul above to find out more be pleasantly surprised! Heathrow Terminal 5 our having fun working with Pudsey at to our generous donors. Camrose centre and their volunteers. them Rotarians oversee the boxes all the waydonated until they’re We are proud Twitter: to support Facebook: @RotaryBasingstokeDeane @RBstokeDeane Terminal 5. 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Happy New Year from the Team at Jolly Olly’s! We hope you had a restful and happy Christmas and wish you all the best for 2020. January can be a little dark and dreary but we continue to be Jolly…This month we will be rejuvenating the planters outside and focusing on a warm welcome inside.

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The final amount raised by the Jolly Knitters for Basingstoke Young Careers in October was just over £469. We were Breast Cancer Resea absolutely blown away by the total raised. Many thanks to those who knitted and purchased. We hope you will all keep boost when they stop warm this January with your cosy knitted goods.

Well done During November we collected all donations from the sale of books and jigsaw puzzles to the World Wildlife Fund andto Tony Wi in aid of a fantastic ca raised £62 for this very worthwhile cause. In December we set about raising money for the mental health charity, MIND. This is a charity which provides research Raffles, the giant and support for people with mental illnesses. www.mind.org.uk At the time of writing, £50 has been raised from the Jigsaw Race Night, £70 from the Quiz Night. The Jolly Knitters raised just over £200 in their December sale. The total is The Wedding still rising. Thank you so much all.

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On a Health Kick? We know that, during January, many of you like to cut back a bit on all that sugar and fat that some You may remember of us gorge on with abandon during December, returning our bodies back to a more healthy state.

th announced their enga This month, we will be offering Healthier Option Specials; look out for them listed on our specials board. In addition, is having a hat sp Thursdays are healthier option cake days; every Thursday we bake a healthier alternative to our more indulgentOlly cakes. Look To help the c out for the “Healthier Option” labels on the cake stands. We also offer sugar free syrups for you to enjoy inAugust. our coffees. his(provided customers who co If you are planning on keeping a healthier exercise regime, don’t forget that we have the Oakley Walking Leaflet free by the Parish Council) and we sell a walk booklet for longer walks around Overton. The Oakley Health walks are Baker often also advertised on our information board along with details of local cycling clubs.

Friendship Our first Friendship Club of the Year will be held on Wednesday 15th January. Please join us between 2.30pm Reminder and 3.30pm for free tea and company. 2020 here we come… Let’s get started! We look forward to seeing you soon. Best wishes,

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It’s been another successful calendar year for the Probus Club of Basingstoke. You know We are pleased to ha the one, just for retired male managers; but it’s not all male domination as their social Council. Do come alo events involve the ladies. Just like their black tie Christmas dinner held at the Test Valley golf club where fifty people had an enjoyable night accompanied by 60s and 70s music and dancing.Opening Sunday

President Richard Wood is confident that the future looks rosy with several trips in the pipe line which wives and friends can attend. The world famous Morgan car factory in Malvern will be an attraction not just for car buffs but maybe a spot of shopping and taking in the local medicinal waters will add Although we have had something to the day. And what about a visit to Highgrove House where their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales quite slow. Therefore and The Duchess of Cornwall allow garden tours with expert guides. Or a visit to Bletchley Park that played such an Apologies to important role in WW2 with the cracking of the German Enigma code and was the birthplace of modernAugust. information technology. Monday to Saturday (

Summer Special Stra Richard waxed lyrical about the monthly business style meetings where guest speakers entertain members with a diverse range of subjects. January has retired radio reporter Alan Jones, who will give examples of weird and wonderful and or iced latte might tem downright crazy stories, from nudists to royalty, dangerous animals and nervous bishops, giving truth to what can happen and go wrong when there is a live microphone. Best wishes, February has member Stephen Thair, who had a private pilot’s licence, discussing Birds and Planes with shared names and features and some exotic species from his time working in the tropics. The Jolly Olly’s March has author Mel Rees with amusing observations about his family and the national scene all in a very non politically correct style which guarantees laughter throughout his presentation. Richard continued “We welcome new members, irrespective of how many years they have been retired. Contact our secretary Jonathan Ratcliff on 07501 271547 if you would like to come along for a taster meeting.” See www.probusbasingstoke.club for more information.

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NOTES

Police & NW are receiving more reports of people acting suspiciously & know that many residents are concerned that these unknown persons are gathering information about their properties with a view to committing burglary. In June 2019 Neighbourhood Watch and Hampshire Constabulary joined forces to produce the Home Security Challenge. This copy has been provided by our PCSO Debbie Doherty. Simply answer the questions below to identify how secure your home is and consider the tips given in each question to help protect your property and keep crime down. Home Security Challenge – How secure is your home? Approaching the outside of your home Does the exterior of your property have lighting for neighbours to view those accessing your property? YES/NO Answer No – install external dusk-to-dawn lighting or low level feature lighting Does your property have defensive planting under windows to deter access to your home? YES/NO Answer No – plant shrubs of a defensive nature i.e. thorny bushes, roses and pyracanthus. Is your property boundary enclosed with a fence? YES/NO Answer Yes – putting trellis on the top all the way around including gates can prevent unwanted access. If you are a member of the local Neighbourhood Watch scheme, is your window sticker visible? YES/NO Answer No – contact your watch coordinator for a replacement. If you are not a member, go to www.ourwatch.org.uk to join the scheme. Do you have a notice on your door asking cold callers not to call? YES/NO Answer No – then contact Trading Standards or your NHW watch coordinator for more information. Have you CCTV products installed around your property? YES/NO Answer No – a simple low cost solution is the Ring doorbell video product which is easy to install. Do you have blinds or net curtains on your windows to stop people looking in? YES/NO Answer no – consider putting some up. Your Home security How secure are your front and back doors – do they feel solid and are the locks and frames in good condition? YES/NO Answer No go to www.securedbydesign.co.uk and look for approved kite marked products, visit your local DIY store for more advice or contact a Trading Standards approved supplier/installer. If you have wooden doors, are they fitted with a 5 lever mortice lock which you always use? YES/NO Answer No – arrange for the installation of an approved 5 lever mortice lock by contacting your local approved supplier. Do you have uPVC and Patio doors? YES/NO Answer Yes – ensure you lock the doors correctly by lifting the handle and using the key, or refer to the manufacturer’s instructions on how to lock your door securely. If you have double door patio doors to the rear, consider fitting a Patlock device, simple to put on at night but increases security substantially. Are your windows fitted with locks? YES/NO Answer No – have a registered and approved locksmith advise you on the relevant locks for your specific windows and consider having them fitted. Your Home and Garden security Do you use timer switches on lamps or radios when you are away from your property, to give the impression that the house is occupied? YES/NO Answer No – your local DIY suppliers should have light dimmers and timers or be able to advise you on purchases. Answer Yes – please tell your friends to try them but don’t advertise the fact that you use them!! Have you registered your property on Immobilise? YES/NO Answer No – Immobilise is the police approved web service to register your TV, Mobiles, Tablets, Cycles and Jewellery (you can add photographs). Police will check this site when they recover stolen items to try and return them to you. Go to www.immobilise.com to start. Do you own antiques? YES/NO Answer Yes – seek advice from a registered antique dealer as to the best way to mark and protect your property. Do you own jewellery? YES/NO Answer Yes – if your jewellery is valuable, ask a registered jeweller for a valuation and how to protect it. If it is not so valuable, photograph it and register on Immobilise. Are your keys (car and home) left on view and/or they easily accessed to others? YES/NO Answer Yes – keep them in a safe place and take them upstairs with you at night. Modern car keys should be kept in a shielded pouch or tin – you can purchase low cost pouches online. Do you have a Garden? YES/NO Answer Yes – are the gates secured with a hasp and shackle lock fitted with nonreturnable screws? Also, can your refuse bins be used by someone to access your garden over a fence or gate? Do you have a Garage? YES/NO Answer Yes – ensure a suitable lock is fitted and perhaps a door alarm or similar device is installed. A ground anchor for up-and-over doors offers additional security. Do you have a Shed? YES/NO Answer Yes – ensure it is fitted with a hasp and shackle lock with non-returnable screws. Consider fitting a shed alarm and/or dusk to dawn light. As usual, constructive feedback and or comments to admin@bdnw.org.uk or direct to my police email at brian.adams@ hampshire.pnn.police.uk. Regards

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CLUB IN ACTION IN DECEMBER entrance tointerval) department shoeboxes full ofthe toysRadiotherapy and exciting items to children In RunTHE up toour Christmas we provide, cook andto Basingstoke hospital. serve Christmas lunch to the people who attend A dozen of “elves” gave a helping hand Unashamedly patriotic, a fabulous concert ! at 1ststthe time:in 75the minutes (no Festival Place. Oakley ACamrose dozen of our “elves” gave aCarpets, helping hand to patriotic, fabulous concert ! 1 Workshop, whoUnashamedly don’t have a lot. ToHospice do athis we need your help. Basingstoke hospital. serve Christmas lunch to the people who attend We also help St Michael’s with their events: The Centre and the helpers. Father Christmas at Overton Christmas Market Join Helen Wood’s one-woman questclub, to visit every National Trust property and Christmas Andover Rd Oakley. Parnell Jordy and Market Harvey, The Father Christmas at Overton It can be your workplace, church, your school, We help St Michael’s Hospice with their events: The Centre and helpers. TheSt The also ‘Moonlight Walk’, providing refreshments, and A Camrose team provided car parking marshals for the 2ndndEstate Rotary super-fan. Shoebox Update Camrose Centre is world a drop-in service providing Agents, Overton. Edenthe Mazda, London become the NT’s biggest See your Helen’s new show direct from its Scout, cub, Brownie & Guide groups, children, A team provided car parking marshals for the St 2 Rotary Shoebox Update The ‘Moonlight Walk’, providing refreshments, and Camrose Centre is a drop-in service providing some members took part. 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DECIDING WHETHER TO RESIGN

Resigning might feel like a good option if you’re being treated badly at work. However, it’s a big step and it’s important to think about all your options first. You could try to solve the problem a different way or find another job before resigning. If you decide to resign, there are steps you should follow to do it properly. Check if there's another way to solve the problem It’s worth thinking about whether you’d want to stay in your job if the problem was solved. You might be able to get your employer to put things right without having to resign. You could try: • talking to your employer about the problem • asking your trade union to talk to your employer for you, if you’re a member • raising a grievance - this is a formal complaint which your employer can’t ignore • asking your employer if they’ll arrange mediation - this is where someone else tries to help you agree • starting early conciliation to solve the problem without going to court Find out what to do next if you think you could try other options before resigning. If you’re thinking about resigning because you’re being treated badly, keep a diary of what’s happening. This will give you useful evidence if you later decide to make a claim against your employer. See if you can find a new job If you don’t want to find a way to stay in your job, it’s often easier to find a new job before leaving your old one. This could mean you won’t lose income or have to worry about claiming benefits. You wouldn't have to answer difficult questions from a new employer about why you resigned without another job to go to. If you still want to resign If you haven’t got another job to go to, you should work out your budget. This will tell you how long you’ll be able to manage for before you find another job. If it’s not for very long, it could be better to wait a bit longer before you resign. If you or your partner get any benefits, check if stopping work will affect them. For example, your Universal Credit could stop for 3 months or longer if the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) says you didn’t have a good reason for resigning. This is called a sanction. Contact your nearest Citizens Advice if you need to work out how your benefits might change. If you don’t have another job to go to, you can claim benefits straight away. You can claim benefits as soon as you know the date you’re stopping work. You’ll need to show you had a good reason for resigning, or you might not get any money for around 3 months. This is called a sanction. You should also check what other benefits you could get.

What is income tax Need further information or Help?

There are some extra things you should think about before deciding to resign, depending on your situation. Basingstoke Citizens Advice Bureau, (located within Basingstoke Discovery Centre) can help you with queries you have on budgeting, benefits and debt, relationships, immigration, employment issues, and consumer rights. We operate a drop-in service 10-3.30 Monday to Friday (except Thursday) and Saturday mornings 10-12. The Advice Line telephone number is 0344 111 306. The Basingstoke CAB website can be found at www.basingstokeandtadleycab.org.uk Online help from Citizens Advice can be found at www.adviceguide.org.uk

Income tax is a tax on income including:

earnings from employment, including benefits in kind such as car Being ruled bycompany your lung condition? Make 2020 the year you take control. 2020 vision or not : make this the year you see clearly how to manage you lung condition.  earnings from self-employment This year instead of making one big difficult to keep New Year resolution why not make small changes  most pensionstoincome, including state, occupational and pers help your health month by month. The British Lung Foundation Support Group : Breathe Easy run meetings, where you can pick up and pensions share vital information.  speakers somegivesocial security Guest accurate facts about lungbenefits health, medication, wellbeing and safety. You’ll be made very welcome, so come along on the last Tuesday each month,  interest on most savings to Christ Church Chineham,  income from shares (dividends) Reading Road, RG24 8LT at 2.00pm-4.00pm. Friends, family and carers are welcome too.  rental income We have outings and social events too. Make friends over a cuppa.  income from a new trust. 

BASINGSTOKE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY MEETINGS 2019 Not all types of income are taxable. Monday 20th January 2020

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TOP TECH OF THE 21ST CENTURY…SO FAR Usually at this time of year I write about the exciting tech that’s in development but as mentioned last month,

this year has been more evolution than revolution so I decided, as when are now in the third decade of the 21st century I’d reflect back on the technology we’ve experienced in the last 20 years. High Speed Broadband The internet has been around for many years, especially when you consider the first email was sent back in the 1970s, but it was the introduction of dialup internet in the 1990s that really catapulted it into the public domain. Back then you had to plug a modem to the telephone and, at best, you might connect at a painfully slow 56Kbps. In comparison to today’s high speeds, 20Mbps is 20,000Kbps which is a massive 35,714% increase in performance. The other downside of the modem was that once connected, no one could use the telephone for incoming or outgoing calls. Broadband changed all of that with the introduction of ADSL. The phone signal got split into two signals, one for the broadband and one for phone calls. What was particularly clever is that broadband still used the same copper lines from the old phone systems. The internet was now reaching speeds of 500Mpbs to 8Mpbs. The next step was to move the equipment from the telephone exchange and put it into the green street cabinets we see and deliver the signal using Fibre. Speeds now rocketed to 30-120Mpbs as that last length of copper was now greatly reduced. Instead of being miles, it was now metres. At the same type of pace, Virgin Media also delivered broadband but on dedicated cables but unfortunately, Kempshott was never included in the rollout. Smartphones There’s no doubt that when the iPhone was released to the UK in November 2007, no one would have predicted that 10 years later nearly everyone in the UK would have a smartphone. Years before, Steve Jobs was at a dinner meeting with Bill Gates and Microsoft were gloating at how good their tablet was. Jobs was left frustrated by conversation and went home saying “let's show him what a tablet can really be.” This device went on to become the iPad but during the development period Jobs was also working on the iPod and had partnered with Motorola to launch the ROKR E1, a phone with iPad technology. The iPad was put on hold and all focus went on designing a new phone. During a similar period, Google were in discussions with Andy Rubin and his company, Android. Their plan started in 2003, 2 years before Apple, to create an open source (free for anyone) operating system to power Smartphones. In 2005, Rubin met with Google wanting endorsement and in August 2005, so impressed with what they’d seen, they bought the company for £50M. Google then spent the next 3 years working with numerous companies, including Intel, HTC, LG, Motorola, Sony and most notably, Samsung to create the “Open Handset Alliance” and October 2008 release the first handset though NTC. The rest, they say, is history. Over the following years Smartphones exploded into the market with bigger and better features. Digital TV/High Def TV Prior to Digital TV, the only option was a big glass box in the corner of the sitting room. Analogue TV worked but the picture was subject to interface from the weather and the quality of the tuning equipment. Analogue TV was also limited, hence the lack of channels. TV stations only had a certain bandwidth available and transmitting pictures and sound took up most of that space. Any true analogue system actually requires no processing power as they respond in real-time, or as fast electricity can flow – which is VERY fast. Digital, on the other hand, has to be processed so only really became popular due of the development of cheap computers. The advantage of digital, however, is you can create your own systems. Analogue TV sends 25 full size frames, or pictures, to make up one second of TV. Digital is different because it actually sends one complete frame and then analyses the next frames to see what’s changed and then sends just the changes. For instance, if you’re watching a news reader, the background very rarely changes, or the changes are so small you wouldn't see a few frames were missed. The pictures can also be compressed taking up even less space. This means less bandwidth is required to transmit the same, or similar, images. The compression techniques used in Digital TV is the reason we now have hundreds of channels to choose from. Most modern TVs as just simply computers without a keyboard, in fact, most TVs have a USB socket on the back where you can plug a keyboard in, or and external USB drive to enable video recording. The High Definition TVs are simply the result of improved speeds from modern processors and better production techniques for the complexities of cramming 8,294,400 little dots that have to change up to 120 times a second. Social Media This list can’t be complete without mentioning Social Media. Social Media goes back further than you think. The modern technological side starts back in the 1980s with systems like CompuServ and UseNet. The rise of the internet in the 1990s led to the first recognisable website SixDegrees which allowed users to create profiles and upload profiles, create groups and see their connections to other users. This formed the basis of more successful sites like MySpace and Friendster but it was Facebook that took the idea to stratospheric. Arguably, Mark Zuckerberg stole the idea from the Winklevoss brothers’ idea ConnectU where he was the lead programmer but the foundation was already sewn. Twitter had also followed a similar timeline but with the conjunction of Smartphones and high-speed internet, both were in the right place and the right time. Instagram (now owned by Facebook) and Snapshat were pictorial version of the same idea. 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Hello. My name is Debbie Veel. I am one of the Licensed Lay Ministers (LLM’s or Readers they are sometimes at St. Mark’s church. LLM’s are not ordained, so we don’t You may or may not know that 6th January is as celebrated as known) the Epiphany in churches around the wear a dog collar, but we can do much of what a vicar can do with some notable world, and officially marks the end of the Christmas season. This feast day is when we remember exceptions. We can’t bless the communion wine and bread; we can’t marry people nor the visit of the Magi, and despite the fact thatdowe like anyone. to have threeenough, kings in lead ourfunerals. nativity plays, we baptise Interestingly we can Other than that we preach, lead worship, prayer and mid-week groups and we are involved in the running the Magi were not kings at all, but men skilled in philosophy, medicine and natural science;of the church. I think of it as being a bit like being a deputy head of a school.

interpreters of dreams and astrologers, who were likely to have visited Jesus, not at his birth, but some time I am writing this month because, as you may or may not know, the Rev. Kelvin and Jane Taylor left St. Mark’s up to two years afterwards. at the end of May. They had been with us for nine years and we are sad to see them go. Many exciting things have happened in the church and community under their leadership.

We don’t actually know a lot about the Magi- despite the popular carol, we can't be sure that there were three For example- we have started a messy church (very informal craft, food, a short of them, although they did bring three gifts, and nor do we know whether they travelled by camel… the Bible celebration and lots of fun for families of all ages 2.30pm -5pm every third Saturday); we haveastarted doing the ‘Open names the Book’ assemblies the Y4’s in the doesn’t give us their names either. However, tradition identifies variety of fabulous different for thefortravellers, junior school; started Saturday @ Saint Mark’s (2nd Saturday of the month from and in the Western Christian church they are commonly known as Melchior from Persia, Caspar (or Gaspar) 9:30am) which is an informal chance to learn such things as your ancestry, try flower from India and Balthazar from Arabia. Much of thisgodetail therides stuff legend, what we doto know that arranging for walksis or bike roundof Kempshott or findbut out about various things do with IT is or further education. We have employed an Outreach renovated the light of a particular these men made a remarkable journey to see the infant Jesus, guided byWorker Godand through our kitchen at church – if you have ever used the old kitchen at St. star they had seen in their studies of the night Mark’s skies. you know what state it was in! All of this and much more under Kelvin’s leadership.

Wherever they came from, the journey that the Magi took would have taken some planning and many months Kelvin and Jane are off on a well-deserved long holiday to their of travel time. We can only imagine the joys and the challenges of this kind of trip- facing all sorts of terrain, favourite place- the Greek islands. We wish them well, as I am sure manypeople of you do also. weather and cultures and meeting many, many along the way. It’s certainly not something that they would have undertaken lightly or without a strong It is a timedesire of changeto andreach transitiontheir for themdestination. and for the church. And, in a lot of ways, it's a venture that makes me ponder on the journey of lifea journey that we are all You on!mayThe joys job; and challenges, It may well be a time of change and transition for you too. be changing maybe moving house; having a newis baby; gettingwe married; leaving home for the first time to go to university or to travel. There the uncertainty, the travelling companions- but what it that seek? may also be some less pleasant changes happening in your life- divorce, unemployment, bereavement.

As we start this New Year we might ask ourselves where toform getpart toofthis year, or Iteven generally in In the church’s year,we’re the weekstrying just gone still the ‘Easter Season’. was a time of transition and Jesus’about disciples too. had of travelled the country with Jesus, him teach and life- what is our ‘hoped for’ destination? Whenchange we for read theThey end thearound Magi’s journey welistening hearto that they preach, watching him do miracles and healings. But they hadn’t quite understood ‘what he was really about.’ were ‘overjoyed’ to see the child, to offer their gifts and worship Jesus. What about us? Are the things that On Easter Sunday and on many occasions after that they met the risen Lord Jesus, and during this time, drive us forward things that bring us joy?

before He ascended to heaven, they began to understand all that He was teaching and explaining to them about God and about how much He loves each and every one of us. They finally did begin to comprehend We might also reflect on our travelling companionsthose we share our lives with in various ways- do they share ‘what He was really about.’

some of our hopes? Do they encourage us? Do we encourage them? Do we make the most of the opportunities Many of what are called resurrection appearances in the Bible involve eating. This is important because it that we have to meet different kinds of peopletells along way, from experiences? us thatthe the risen Jesus to had learn a real physical bodydifferent -he wasn’t some kind of ghostly apparition. Often the disciples immediately recognize Jesus-‘he was the same but different.’ The best analogy of And finally, we might wonder what we have to offer. Thedidn’t Magi’s gifts were this is when maybe you have had your hair done or get new glasses. Often people comment that there is highly symbolic of the kind of life (and death) ‘something that Jesus would have... what a bit different about you’ but they cannot quite place their finger on it. gifts do we have to share with the world? Are we making the best use of them During this transition period, Jesus appeared to his disciples in pairs, groups and once to 500 people in one or have we tucked them away or thought them not worthy as someone go. This tellsas us that Jesus’ resurrection appearances couldn’t have been a hallucination. It is unlikely that 2 or 3 people, let alone 500 would have had the same hallucination! else’s? Transition is unsettling and often make us feel ill at ease - It was for the disciples, it is for us at St. Mark’s

I believe that each of us has something to offer, has“What been andbecause it may well beeach for you.of Weus wonder, we’ll do?” and “How we will manage?” Jesus promised to his disciples a ‘helper’, whichwe we calloften the Holy Spirit, to guide & support them and enable them to purposefully and lovingly created by God. send I also believe that manage and find a way through. discover what those gifts are when we work together. This New Year as you set your course for 2020, may you find real purpose and joy in offering what you have, and may you discover joy in working together for the good of all. Happy New Year!

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SERVICES FOR JANUARY Transition & Transformation

Hello. My name is Debbie Veel. I am one of the Licensed Lay Ministers (LLM’s or Readers as they are sometimes known) at St. Mark’s church. LLM’s are not ordained, so we don’t wear a dog collar, but we can do much of what a vicar can do with some notable Every Sunday at 8.30am Communion. exceptions. We can’t blessHoly the communion wine and bread; we can’t marry people nor All services at 10am unless stated enough, otherwise do we baptise anyone. Interestingly we can lead funerals. Other than that we preach, lead worship, prayer and mid-week groups and we are involved in the running of the church. I think of it as being a bit like being a deputy head of a school.

Every Sunday

I am writing this month because, as you may or may not know, the Rev. Kelvin and Jane Taylor left St. Mark’s at the end of May. They had been with us for nine years and we are sad to see them go. Many exciting things have happened in the church and community under their leadership.

5th January 08:30 Holy Communion 10:00 Service of the Word

19th January 08:30 Holy Communion For example- we have started a messy church (very informal craft, food, a short 10:00 and lots ofHoly celebration fun for Communion families of all ages 2.30pm -5pm every third Saturday);

we have started doing the fabulous ‘Open the Book’ assemblies for the Y4’s in the junior school; started Saturday @ Saint Mark’s (2nd Saturday of the month from 9:30am) which is an informal chance to learn such things as your ancestry, try flower arranging go for walks or bike rides round Kempshott or find out about various things to do with IT or further education. We have employed an Outreach Worker and renovated our kitchen at church – if you have ever used the old kitchen at St. Mark’s you know what state it was in! All of this and much more under Kelvin’s leadership.

12th January 08:30 Holy Communion 10:00 All Welcome

26th January 08:30 Holy Communion 10:00 Service of the Word

Kelvin and Jane are off on a well-deserved long holiday to their favourite place- the Greek islands. We wish them well, as I am sure of you do also. moremany information

Please visit the website or facebook page for Would you like us to pray for you? It is a time of change and transition for them and for the church. Email: office@saintmarks.org.uk Then please contact the office on 01256 840502 Website: www.saintmarks.org.uk It may well be a time of change and transition for you too. You may be changing job; maybe moving house; having a new baby; getting married; leaving home for the first time to go to university or to travel. There weekdays (10am-1.00pm) Facebook: www.facebook.com/saintmarkskempshott may also be some less pleasant changes happening in your life- divorce, unemployment, bereavement.

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In the church’s year, the weeks just gone still form part of the ‘Easter Season’. It was a time of transition and change for Jesus’ disciples too. They had travelled around the country with Jesus, listening to him teach and preach, watching him do miracles and healings. But they hadn’t quite understood ‘what he was really about.’

On Easter Sunday and on many occasions after that they met the risen Lord Jesus, and during this time, Kempshott Lane before He ascended to heaven, they began to understand all that He was teaching and explaining to them www.basingstokereadingmethodists.uk/churches/kempshott about God and about how much He loves each and every one of us. They finally did begin to comprehend ‘what He was really about.’

Sunday morning worship at 10.30

Many of what are called resurrection appearances in the Bible involve eating. This is important because it tells us that the risen Jesus had a real physical body -he wasn’t some kind of ghostly apparition.

5 January

Morning worship Led by Mr Terry Rowell

Often the disciples didn’t immediately recognize Jesus-‘he was the same but different.’ The best analogy of this is when maybe you have had your hair done or get new glasses. Often people comment that there is ‘something a bit different about you’ but they cannot quite place their finger on it.

12 January

Morning worship Led by Mrs Tessa Bennett

During this transition period, Jesus appeared to his disciples in pairs, groups and once to 500 people in one go. This tells us that Jesus’ resurrection appearances couldn’t have been a hallucination. It is unlikely that 2 or 3 people, let alone 500 would have had the same hallucination!

19 January

Morning worship and Holy Communion and it may well be for you. We wonder, “What we’ll do?” and “How we will manage?” Jesus promised to Led by Revd Audrey Browne send his disciples a ‘helper’, which we call the Holy Spirit, to guide & support them and enable them to

Transition is unsettling and often make us feel ill at ease - It was for the disciples, it is for us at St. Mark’s

manage and find a way through.

26 January

Morning worship Led by Mr Stephen Appiah

Table tennis for the family every Friday at 7.30pm

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LOCAL SURGERY Acorn Health Partnership St Andrew's Centre,Western Way, Basingstoke Tel: (01256) 324666 Beggarwood Surgery Broadmere Road, Basingstoke Tel: 01256 396500 CHURCHES St Marks Church Office Tel: 840502 (Weekdays 9am - 1pm) Email: office@saintmarks.org.uk www.saintmarks.org.uk Kempshott Methodist Church Revd Audrey Browne, tel 01256 323103 General enquiries 01256 468969 Sunday Morning Worship at 10.30am St Andrews Methodist Church, Western Way Office 816173 St. Joseph’s R.C. Church St. Michael’s Road, South Ham 323595 The Salvation Army Corps, Church and Comm. Ctr. Wessex Close, RG21 3NP  01256 328178 basingstoke@salvationarmy.org.uk CHATTERBOX NURSERY

WATER LEAK ALERT LINE 0333 0003 330 COMMUNITY POLICING Police (In emergency please dial 999) Police General Enquiries 101 Community Safety Patrol Officers Email: CSPO@basingstoke.gov.uk http://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/ Tel: 01256 844844 Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 BOROUGH COUNCILLORS - KEMPSHOTT Cllr Tony Capon - 07910 203772 Email: cllr.tony.capon@basingstoke.gov.uk Cllr Anne Court - 01256 354282 Email: cllr.a.court@basingstoke.gov.uk Cllr Hayley Eachus 07775 727097 Email cllr.Hayley.Eachus@basingstoke.gov.uk BOROUGH COUNCILLORS - BUCKSKIN Cllr Tony Jones - 07852 494718 Cllr.Tony.Jones@basingstoke.gov.uk

Children aged 2years - 5 years Mon, Tues, & Thurs:- 8am - 3pm, Wed:- 8am - 3pm For more details call 01256 350533 (term time only) or email jjschatterboxnursery@outlook.com.

Cllr Stephanie Grant - Bus. phone: 07786 512226 Cllr.stephanie.grant@basingstoke.gov.uk

NOAH’S ARK PLAY SCHOOL Open Monday to Thursday 8 - 4, Friday 8 - 3.30. Children aged from 2 - 5 years Call :01256 323853 or 07592 913953 or email:Kellylindas@aol.com.

Cllr Gary Watts - No telephone number listed Email Cllr.Gary.Watts@basingstoke.gov.uk

SHOOTINGS STAR NURSERY SCHOOL Opening in January 2020. Children aged from 2-5 years. Monday - Friday 8am to 4pm. Call : 07900 600243 www.shootingstarsnurseryschool.co.uk.

Cllr Colin Regan – 07796 225618 Cllr.Colin.Regan@basingstoke.gov.uk

SNAPDRAGONS KEMPSHOTT UNDER 5S Telephone 07951660401 or email kempU5@aol.co.uk www.hatchwarrenunderfives.co.uk

Our circulation area falls into 3 County divisions, County Councillors can be found at http://democracy.hants.gov.uk

KANCARE (KEMPSHOTT NEIGHBOURCARE) 07905 272711 Mon - Fri 09.00 - 17.00 FAULTY STREET LIGHTS 0845 850 44 22 http://www.lightsoninhampshire.co.uk/Public/ ReportFault.aspx

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MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT Rt Hon Maria Miller MP - 0207 219 5749 House of Commons London SW1A 0AA maria.miller.mp@parliament.uk KEMPSHOTT VILLAGE HALL Bookings & Enquiries Tel. 01256 324314 Website: www.kempshottvillagehall.org

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