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We keep hearing about the heatwave this year, but at the time of writing it has not yet appeared. The last reported news was that it was 'lost at sea'!! Congratulations to Caden Lindley-Hare, age 7 from Gabriel Park for being the winner of the £25 voucher in our Moneypenny competition in our last edition. Thank you to everyone who took part, we have donated £200 to the Ark Cancer Centre Charity to help towards the £5 million target. We are still in need of a volunteer or a couple of volunteers to deliver in Coniston Road. We also require someone to cover Marigold, Daffodil, Snowdrop and Begonia Closes. If you can spare a little time, once a month, please call on 01256 354282. We have our next Neighbourhood Watch meeting on Monday 1st July at Kempshott Village Hall starting at 7pm. One of our CSPOs (Community Safety Patrol Officers) will be coming along to tell us about their role in the community and how they work with the Police to help keep us safe. Anyone in the area is welcome to come along to meet them and learn more about what is going on.

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Page 1: The Editor Page 3: Basingstoke CSRF Page 4: Noah's Ark Preschool Page 4: Hatcwarren Infant School Page 5: Kempshott Schools Page 6: Kempshott Under 5s Preschool Page 9: Poetry Corner Page 11: Sainsbury's Kempshott Page 12: Basingstoke Lions Page 15: Phillips Solicitors Page 16/17: Conservation News Page 18: Basingstoke Horticultural Society Page 20: Food is life Page 21: Small Ads Page 21: Card Corner Page 24: Citizens Advice Page 24: Clarke and Son Page 25: What’s on Noticeboard Page 29: News from Jolly Olly's Page 30: Neighbourhood Watch Page 35: Kempshott Village Hall Page 38: N2N Page 40: Church Notice Boards


BASINGSTOKE MALE VOICE CHOIR CONCERT IN AID OF ALZHEIMERS SOCIETY Most of us have heard about the benefit that music can bring to dementia sufferers and some of you may have seen the recent TV documentary 'Dementia Choir'. As a result BMVC have decided to donate the proceeds from their Summer Concert to Alzheimers Society in support of dementia sufferers locally. The concert will take place at the United Reformed Church, London Street on Friday July 5th at 7:30PM. This is a great opportunity to see the Basingstoke Male Voice Choir in action and also to support a great charity locally. The choir will be aided by a guest performance from Sound Company – a vocal group from Farnham. The concert will also feature some great new songs which should give a more contemporary feel to the performance Entrance to the concert is priced at £10 and tickets can be reserved by sending an email to or at the door.

BASINGSTOKE CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT FELLOWSHIP David Cowling the group’s Chairman welcomed 45 members and 2 visitors to the annual open meeting held on Wednesday 5


June. The secretary, Tony Brazier, gave details of the forthcoming trips, and the Welfare Officer, Christine Broadbent, gave an update on those members who had not been well.

At the meeting held on Wednesday 6 April the 61 members and the Secretary, Tony Brazier, g Brooklands Motor Museum and Hatchlands Par Palace on Friday 17 June. Christine Broadben and welcomed back those members who had re

thStreet – My The speaker this month was Deborah Brady whose talk was titled “A Female in Fleet life as a former photo-journalist”. She described her ambition to work in journalism which after her training took her to London to try and find employment. Her first job was with the Today newspaper after scooping a photograph of Michael Jackson arriving at Heathrow Airport to begin a tour. This quick one off picture changed her life and she entertained us with stories of her interesting workaday life never quite knowing what would happen next. She spoke of always being at the th ready to capture the images that would tell the story, complete with explanatory caption, whilst beating the deadlines along the way. As with many situations it was a case of being in the right place at the right time and quickly coming up with the eye catching caption to match the picture. This is not as easy as it seems as we were to discover when we were invited to do so. She also demonstrated the bulk of equipment that she and her fellow photographers had to carry around in their work. To do this she loaded obliging volunteer, Maggie Hatton, with all the items which were required to be at hand. These included the cameras themselves, a bag of accessories, flash guns, a telephoto lens with pole and, when it was thought no more could be carried, a step ladder! The group’s next outing is a Thames trip from Abingdon to Oxford, with lunch at the Duke of Monmouth, on Thursday 12 September. Then on Friday 11 October it is the Mystery Trip which includes elevenses, lunch and afternoon tea. The next meeting is on 3 July when the speaker is Iain Kennedy on “The View from my Sitting Room” in which he describes Queen Victoria’s view from Osborne House. The 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 group and information about our trips can be obtained by contacting

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Summer Term

We have had a fun first half term back where our topic was All About Me

Holidays/Days out The children have enjoyed Learning about holidays and days out. On our beach topic the children explored the On this topic the out activities which included all about their families and people special to them. texture of jelly when making jellychildren fishes carried along with water and sand. They also carried out activities about their favourite things; we started with an activity about their favourite colour.

Sports Day Weather permitting our sports day will take place on Wednesday 10th July at 10am. Each key group will have their own colour to wear. Halloween The children have been doing lots of practicing for this and looking forward to their parents/carers coming along to cheer / fireworks them on, on the day. On our first week back this half term the children made many spooky creations for our spooktatular Halloween. The

Graduation As part of our graduation celebration our school leavers will be performing actions to the different Disney songs they have children dressed up in their scary outfits (or favourite outfits) for Halloween day. We moved straight onto our been learning. This event will be in the main hall on the stage in front of their parents/carers to watch on Wednesday 17th July at 9.30am. explosive activitiesthis with lots ofevent brightwith colours filling up our preschool with allbe theatlovely crafts the The children and staff willfireworks then celebrate happy a leavers party. The tissues will the ready for children the sad goodbyes. made.

Places Available We still have spaces available at our warm welcoming pre-school so if you are interested in your child coming to join Christmas us, please contact us on 01256 323853 or email or text 07592913953. We are open Monday-Friday 8am-4pm. End of term Last term thebesummer is Tuesday for our things non-school leavers. it is day nowof time forfor us to thinkingholidays about Christmas and16th all theJuly wonderful this joyful time ofOur yeargraduation brings us, and party for the school leavers isfrom Wednesday 17th July. the children getting excited about Santa coming, to all of our Christmas theme crafts and cooking we will be doing. We will also be forour our staff end of term nativity that will taking placemornings in mid-December. Happy Days Toddler Group A practicing member of runs a Christmas toddler parent group on be Wednesday at 9.45am11.30am in the main hall , due to popular demand she will be open during the school holidays on the 24th, 31st July and Garden update through the summer holidays. Come and join in the fun. If you have any questions please the 7th,14th and 21st August call Gemma on 01256 323853 for further information. As autumn is here, the children are enjoying watching how the leaves change colour and getting ready to plant our winter vegetables and watching them grow. The children planted pumpkins earlier in the year that were harvested for Halloween; we also enjoyed pumpkin soup and crusty bread for snack.


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spend learning outside, we had fire training from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight

Two by Two parent toddlerWildlife group trust. We spent a very enjoyable two hours becoming qualified in lighting

At Hatch Warren Infants we celebrated World Book Day, however we didn’t just think about reading and books for one day, but the we need for lessons involving are excited to use our new skills withbook our classes. whole week! This yearfires ourandtheme was the popular ‘Handa’s Recently Year 1 have had a very exciting time at school. At the end Surprise’. We were lucky enough to have the author herself, Eilee of May, parents were invited to our castle celebration day. Along with their children in activities such medieval Browne comethey to participated visit us in school. Byas wonderful coincidence, she dancing, jousting and knight training and the children were also treated to a medieval time which was our was the exact same d March happened to visitbanquet. us on Another the 5thexciting whole school outdoor learning day. The year 1’s enjoyed the warm weather and had fun th on cling film, that was anniversary wrapped from treeof to tree. results were amazing. They Publishing theThe book. aspainting the 25

firesruns with children. We were9.45am-11.30am introduced toterm howtime to only safely teach using a fire pit, Our two by two toddler group on Wednesday mornings in the Kempshott how to make small fires and boil water on Kelly kettles. After all that learning we used the village hall. There is no need to book just turn up on the day. We provide lots of exciting activities for you and your fires to cook crumpets, hot drinks and chocolate bananas. Finishing our training looking child to do together around different themes each week and also include a snack and little story/song time at the at how to safely extinguish the fires with the children. We are now gathering the resources end. The group is run by members of staff from the preschool with helpers too all ready to welcome you.

also painted cobbles to make a path in the new Year 1 outside area and had lots of fun and laughter weaving, exploring the music wall and playing games with the parachute.

Eileen’s visit consisted of demonstrations of how she illustrates he This half term we are enjoying our topic of Wonderland. We have been learning about our local area and looking at aerial maps of the school, making routes andbooks, drawing maps to placesof around school. We stories, have had fun letters to parents readings herthe beautiful anwriting explanation ofand the posting them at the post office on our trip to Asda. Later in the term parents are invited to join the children in making a model town in the hall by constructing paper bag houses using construction toys to and make other features. dance workshop relat journey of aandbook being made an active What a fantastic last half term at Hatch Warren Infant school Year 2 will have! They will certainly be missed but are ready for to the story. Our children had the opportunity to have their books the new challenges and experiences the junior school holds for them. This half term the children are learning about the seaside. They will even get a day trip to the beach, where fun is author always hadat by all, Included! Fromevent. making sandcastles to collecting signed by the thestaffend of the shells the children thoroughly enjoy it and deserve it after all their hard work in the Summer Term. The children will also be able to show off everything they have learnt during their time at HWIS in the leavers concert, I'm sure there will a few tears when they sing 'When I grow up'. From all of the staff at HWIS, we wish year 2 every success in the future. On July 17th Hatch Warren Infant school will be putting on a show to give our musical clubs and drama clubs the opportunity to share their talents. If your children are joining us in September, why not come along and see what our clubs have to offer. Tickets are available at the Haymarket Box Office for £12. It would be great to perform to a full house.

This half term we are enjoying our topic of Wonderland. We have been learning about our local and looking at aerial maps of the school, making routes and drawing maps to places around the school. We have had fun writing letters to parents and posting them at the post office on our tri Asda. Later in the term parents are invited to join the children in making a model town in the ha constructing paper bag houses and using construction toys to make other features.

What a fantastic last half term at Hatch Warren Infant school Year 2 will have! They will certainly missed but are ready for the new challenges and experiences the junior school holds for them. T half term the children are learning about the seaside. They will even get a day trip to the beach, where fun is always had by all, staff Included! From making sandcastles to collecting shells the children thoroughly enjoy it and deserve it after all their hard work in the Summer Term. The children will also be able to show off everything they have learnt during their time at HWIS in th leavers concert, I'm sure there will a few tears when they sing 'When I grow up'. From all of the at HWIS, we wish year 2 every success in the future.

On July 17th Hatch Warren Infant school will be putting on a show to give our musical clubs and drama clubs the opportunity to share their talents. If your children are joining us in September, not come along and see what our clubs have to offer. Tickets are available at the Haymarket Bo Office for £12. It would be great to perform to a full house.



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In Year R there has been lots of remembering of the past year and also plenty of looking forward to the year ahead. The children have shared some delightful memories of their time in Year R, making new friends, cooking rock cakes, learning to read, the Teddy Bear’s Picnic and taking part in the Christmas Play to name a few. They are looking forward to becoming ‘Secret Detectives,’ taking magnifying glasses and cameras to Year 1 to spy on the children and staff to see just how different it really is along that corridor. I wonder what they will find? One of the most exciting memories of Year R was their first ever school trip to Wellington Country Park. We had a fantastic day! The children made a collage from natural objects they found, they visited the animals on the farm, and, best of all, had a ride on the train! The children were complimented on their super behaviour by park staff, the public and even the coach driver! Well done Year R! Year 1 braved the rain this month to spend time in the woodland! They have looked very closely at the leaves and can now tell us the names of many of the trees in our grounds. They have also looked at how to sketch several woodland animals. Bridget Riley, an artist who creates optical illusions has inspired the children to design their own snakes. They look great, especially as they curl and spin in the breeze. Year 2 are very excited about their guests! Caterpillars are staying in their net homes while they build cocoons and transform into beautiful butterflies. We can’t wait to see them hatch and then fly up into the blue! Year 2 have also been learning all about castles in preparation for their trip to Windsor. What was life like in a castle? Where would you sleep? What would you eat? The children are also beginning to look ahead. They have written some lovely poems about what they would like to be when they grow up. Compared to the little four year olds that joined us almost three years ago, we think they are really quite grown up already!


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Feeling sporty, pupils in Year 3 and across the school, have recently enjoyed a Totally Tennis workshop learning the rules and skills of tennis whilst with their friends. Flying high - Year 4 enjoyed a trip to The Hawk Conservancy to study endangers birds and birds such as Eagles, Hawks and Vultures. After watching the savannah show, pupils began to appreciate the importance of habitat.

Year 5 are hosting a French Café for the parents and pupils to enjoy elements of the French cuisine and share pupils’ work. Pupils have been studying Shang dynasty and different types of tribes for their history. Year 6 have been extremely busy fundraising towards their end of term treat by creating and managing games for the whole school to enjoy at break times and lunch times. Pupils are still looking forward to transition meetings with their new school. Reading is an important part of daily life at Kempshott Junior and pupils enjoyed a book fair – monies raised bought a range of new books for the school (over £500 worth…thank you to everyone who bought a book). Our fundraising for Hart Wildlife will be drawing to a close in July and we look forward to see how much we have raised this year.

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KEMPSHOTT UNDER FIVES PRESCHOOL The year has flown at Kempshott Under Fives, and it’s nearly time to say goodbye to our children leaving for primary school. They’ve all gained so much confidence and independence and are completely ready for their next exciting adventure… But we’ve still got lots more fun to squeeze into our final few weeks!

There’s been lots happening this term… Our older children have been busy with visits to their new schools and we’ve had a strong focus on school readiness and independence. We’ve started a preschool yoga class each week, which has been a big hit with the children. It’s magical to watch the children engaging with their teacher and trying so hard! Yoga is great for children to enhance their physical flexibility and it also develops focus and concentration. Our teacher uses lots of fun activities to encourage calm and help our little ones cope with strong emotions. Our topic this term has been the Hungry Caterpillar, we’ve made healthy fruit smoothies and the children have been writing their names on our caterpillars. We’ve also grown our own caterpillars into butterflies, which we released into our garden. We’ve taken delivery of some wonderful new resources this month, including a fantastic mud kitchen, some new maths resources to help us with our number skills and a new bookcase. And we’ve introduced daily exercise time each day, which is very similar to “activate” in schools. We exercise with the children to songs, which is designed to increase physical fluency, agility, balance and co-ordination. It also develops attention, concentration and listening skills, selfawareness, self-confidence and self-esteem (and we all have lots of fun doing it too!). Our fundraising event his term was our sponsored obstacle course, just like our own mini sports day. And of course we had our annual “Dad’s Day” to celebrate Father’s Day – an afternoon of bacon butties, doughnuts and cups of tea just for the Dads, Grandads, Uncles and Father figures. Term will end with our biggest event of the year – our Graduation ceremony and family picnic. We can’t wait! We have lots of people to thank for supporting our preschool over the last year, our community puts so much into our preschool and really helps to enhance the children’s’ learning experiences. A big thank you to all the local businesses and individuals that have given us support. Our committee deserve a big thank you too – they’ve put on some brilliant events for parents and children this year including a preschool disco, a Christmas raffle, Easter egg hunts, Mother’s Day afternoon teas, Father’s Day afternoons and sponsored obstacle courses. A really big thank you to our parents for their support and involvement – and of course our fantastic children too. TRANSITION Over the last few weeks many of the children have been making visits to their new “big” schools. It’s an exciting time but we should remember that change is difficult for us all. At Kempshott Under Fives we do our best to support the children and help them through the transitions into new schools. Research suggests that transitions are central to young children’s development and emotional well being, and the way in which the first transitions are handled could have a significant impact on the child’s capacity to cope with change in the short and long term. At Kempshott Under Fives we support the transition process in a range of ways. We help to prepare a child for school by liaising closely with the schools, working with our families, taking the views of the child into account and providing 'school-like' experiences. What is very important to remember is that TRANSITION IS A PROCESS NOT A SINGLE EVENT. We wish all of our children leaving us this summer lots of luck and every success at school! We still have a few spaces available for our 2019/20 academic year. If you would like to register or look around, please contact our Manager Melissa Keane on 07951660401, or email We are based at St Marks Church, Homesteads Road, Kempshott. Kempshott Under Fives is part of Hatch Warren Under Fives Preschool.

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Now school is over, now school is done, Now is the time to have lots of fun! No more dull homework, no threat of cane, Only warm sunshine, no more cold rain! Places to go, things got to do! So many choices to get the day through, Out on our bikes, down to the park, Oh what a feeling, Oh what a lark! Make our own picnics, bottles of “pop” (Remember “Corona” and that lever-off top?) A door-step type sandwich, maybe a cake, Whatever the menu a banquet we’d make. Shall we go swimming, down to the pool? Whatever the weather, “Hey man, its cool!” At the end of the day, hair soaking wet, Yet hardly ever a cold did we get. Tiddlers in jam-jars, sixpenny nets, Tadpoles in bath – Oh how mum frets! Spiders in wood-work, newts in the grass, Discovering our own biology class! Weekend’s arrived, Dad’s taking us out, It’s off to the seaside with a laugh and a shout Loud puffy trains, slamming of doors, We’re moving at last, how my heart soars! Down to the beach, “Race you to the front!”, As regards all the baggage, Mum and Dad take the brunt, Sand in our sandals, dripping cornet in hand, Paddling and beach ball, isn’t life grand? End of the day, end of childhood Time to grow up, time to be good, Lessons we’ve learnt, lessons we’ve taught, Life never turns out the way that we thought. Looking back down the years, the good times, the bad, The times we were happy, the times we were sad, Understanding that age can never erase, Those treasured memories of young summer days.

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Back in the days of tanners and bobs, When Mothers had patience and Fathers had jobs. When football team families wore hand me down shoes, And T.V gave only two channels to chose. Back in the days of threepenny bits, when schools employed nurses to search for your nits. When snowballs were harmless; ice slides were permitted and all of your jumpers were warm and hand knitted. Back in the days of hot ginger beers, when children remained so for more than six years. When children respected what older folks said, and pot was a thing you kept under your bed. Back in the days of Listen with Mother, when neighbours were friendly and talked to each other. When cars were so rare you could play in the street. When Doctors made house calls; Police walked the beat. Back in the days of Milligan’s Goons, when butter was butter and songs all had tunes. It was dumplings for dinner and trifle for tea, and your annual break was a day by the sea. Back in the days of Dixon’s Dock Green, Crackerjack pens and Lyons ice cream. When children could freely wear National Health glasses, and teachers all stood at the FRONT of their classes Back in the days of rocking and reeling, when mobiles were things that you hung from the ceiling. When woodwork and pottery got taught in schools, and everyone dreamt of a win on the pools. Back in the days when I was a lad, I can’t help but smile for the fun that I had. Hopscotch and roller skates; snowballs to lob. Back in the days of tanners and bobs.

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The weather in June was just awful for our birds, butterflies and insects. It was unseasonably cold and there were some really long periods of heavy rain. These heavy bouts mean that butterflies are unable to fly and find nectar and insects are washed off trees and bushes. This results in less food being available for birds who, in spring, need more food as they are feeding their young. The young chicks in the nests can get so drenched in persistent heavy rain that they do not survive. So June has not been kind to our wildlife. Due to the poor weather in June the wild spring flowers on both sites were not at their best but despite that it is good to see that the Common Spotted Orchid (so called as the leaves are spotted) is slowly spreading across Old Down. The fortnightly bird count is showing that species and numbers are down from previous years. Indeed the sound of bird song on Old Down is pretty poor lately - let’s hope this is just a one-off year due to disturbance from the adjoining housing development. For instance, the Yellowhammer and the Nuthatch have not been seen or heard but were on the site in previous years. Hopefully our birds will be back next year.

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The Group arranged a walk for the new residents of Longacre (new estate situated on the south side of Old Down) for 8 June to show off Old Down. Luckily, the weather wasn’t too bad (no rain!) with a little sun and so the small blue butterfly was abundant. But disappointingly only 3 residents turned up however they (especially the younger guest) enjoyed the walk and the information given about Old Down and its wildlife. Work Parties: Please come and join us. For Old Down, we meet outside Old Down Hall every Thursday 10-12 noon. But always check our website just in case there is a cancellation or change. Unfortunately, at the moment there are no work parties on Beggarwood as we have no volunteer interest. If anyone is interested in volunteering and perhaps leading a work party on Beggarwood then please contact the Group to discuss. The Beggarwood work parties need not be weekly, perhaps monthly, and any day of the week. Internet:


FUZZY DROVE CONSERVATION GROUP We are busy developing the habitat in Fuzzy Drove for all sorts of wildlife and it is vital that we continue to monitor how we are doing. A Hedgehog survey is one way of doing that, but we could do it better if we have our neighbours to help. This summer we will run our third survey and are hoping to find evidence of even more hedgehogs in our vicinity. The survey runs for 7 consecutive days and involves leaving out a special tunnel, primed with a footprint recorder and baited with some hedgehog food. The tunnel needs to be checked and reset every day for the 7 days of the survey. You can place it anywhere in your garden, but alongside a fence or hedge is probably best. If you have a couple of “Hedgehog Highway” access points in your garden that would help enormously. A round or square hole 5 – 6” either way will allow hedgehogs to roam more freely and feed more easily. They are great friends to a gardener, hoovering up slugs and other garden pests, as well as being very entertaining to watch. Fuzzy Drove Conservation Group can lend you a tunnel and all the accessories and food needed to take part in the survey, so if you live within 200 metres either side of the Drove and would like to help us, please go to our web site hedgehog-survey/ and leave us your details so we can contact you. You can also find more information about hedgehogs at https:// or at For more details about the group please find us on Facebook or visit our web page at


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It’s Summer — time for Bug Hunts! To kick-off the Bug Hunting season, we hosted the Worting Beavers at the beginning of June. After an explanation of what constituted an insect, the youngsters were let loose to see what they could find. While they enjoyed themselves, the range of insects they managed to find, mainly small flies, nymphs of capsid bugs and the occasional greenfly, was disappointing. It may be we were either too early in the season or that desperate Blue Tits, trying to feed their broods, had beaten us to it. We will be running a number of bug hunts through the Summer, either public events or in conjunction with Scouts, Cubs or Beavers. See below for details.

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BASINGSTOKE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY Graham Bowyer spoke to us in May about Japanese Gardens. He divided his presentation up between landscape gardens, Basingstoke Horticultural Society

temple gardens and lastly a few private gardens.

Graham Bowyer spoke to us in May about Japanese Gar between landscape gardens, templ e gardens and lastly a Gardens in Japan are of two distin ct types: those that are those that are simply viewed from a building or veranda. M been in existence for years and other than small changes Mount Fuji, a dormant but revere d volcano, are often seen cone shaped grass mound! Howe ver, the Japanese love t maintain them in pristine condition. The gardens at the Ad “living Japanese painting”. All staff, before the museum is required to go and clear the garde n of anything that would the museum the garden “borrows” the distant hills and tree described as a work of art. The raked gravel representing each year – now that’s dedication for you!

Gardens in Japan are of two distinct types: those that are experienced by walking round them and those that are simply viewed from a building or veranda. Many of the landscape gardens have been in existence for years and other than small changes remain the same over time. Replicas of Mount Fuji, a dormant but revered volcano, are often seen in these gardens albeit just a small cone shaped grass mound! However, the Japanese love their gardens and go to great lengths to maintain them in pristine condition. The gardens at the Adachi Museum of Art are said to be a “living Japanese painting”. All staff, before the museum is open, no matter what their role are required to go and clear the garden of anything that would taint its appearance. Viewed only from the museum the garden “borrows” the distant hills and trees to add depth to what can only be described as a work of art. The raked gravel representing water is even taken up and washed each year – now that’s dedication for you! Temple gardens are particularly associated with Zen temples where gravel is used to represent water, raked in a variety of ways, it is a common ground cover treatment, representing the ocean. Large stones or boulders are often seen in these gardens where the viewer is left to interpret the layout and message behind it as they see fit. These gardens are often a place for contemplation and prayer. Private gardens in Japan are also kept to a high standard, cleaning and tidying on a daily basis is the norm for most domestic gardens.

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PROBUS HEARS ABOUT A GRANDMOTHER’S LEGACY Jenny Mallin, who gave a talk to the Probus Club of Basingstoke, is

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Army service took the first generation from Mirfield in Yorkshire to India in the late 1700s and she has established a family tree to the present day. During this time each generation of women added to the original cookbook which formed the basis of her talk. She covers the railways which grew from 25,000 miles to over 41,000 miles with one grandfather a train driver. Another was a teacher who with the Maharaja of Mysore founded a school that today is the Mysore University, another antecedent became Postmaster General and yet another was the governess to sixteen years old Benazir Bhutto, who became prime minister of Pakistan on two occasions. She talked about her parents marrying in the Andaman islands, the Indian expedition to Mesopotamia during World War 1, the Victorian style of dressing in the 19th century, Eventide homes in Bangalore, Poonas’s military station, of hunting trips and the 1,000 miles walk back from Burma during World War 2. The Imperial Civil Service had 1000 people administering a country of over 300 million inhabitants and many bungalows were built to house the travelling administrators. Jenny Mallin has every reason to call her book a memoir instead of a cook book, though fans of cooking will find it a treasure trove. A practical chef she has been a tutor at many prestigious culinary centres including in our area the Newlyn’s Farm Cookery School near Odiham and at Lainston House hotel near Winchester. For more information about the Probus Club of Basingstoke see their web site www.probusbasingstoke.wordpress. com or for an informal chat contact their Secretary, Paul Flint, on 07770 886521. For enquiries about Basingstoke Ladies’ Probus Club contact Janet Fagg on 07986 133382.

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It is hard to believe that we are already half way through the year and the longest day is fast approaching. Fortunately our first summer walk took place in glorious sunshine without an umbrella in sight and lunch at the Vine in Hannington ended a very pleasant outing. The same day two quiz teams from Kempshott WI competed in the annual Loddon Group Quiz with almost one hundred ladies from across North Hampshire competing to go onto the next stage of the competition. While Kempshott did not win on this occasion we acquitted ourselves very well. The Loddon Group organises various events throughout the year and provides an extra selection of activities for our members to enjoy. In May we held our Annual General Meeting followed by a light hearted quiz inspired by the new Royal Baby. Later in the month a number of our members enjoyed a guided tour of the Silk Mill in Whitchurch and our monthly meeting welcomed Steve Herra who spoke on the glory days of Cunard and its glamorous patrons. In July we celebrate our birthday and the meeting is closed except to existing members. If you are considering joining Kempshott WI and would like to learn more about us please contact our President Barbara Hutton 01256 460475 or email me meekmoi@ Remember you do not have to be a Kempshott resident to join us.



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Hello from Jolly Olly and The Team at Jolly Olly’s Coffee Shop. This month we are looking forward to sunshine filled days, Earl Grey tea and the odd ice-cream sundae!


A Jolly Big Thank You! As these things often happen at Jolly Olly’s there has been, “out of the blue” kindness this month. Many thanks to regular customers; Margaret who planted her spare Oakley plants forPedalers us in our rather sorry looking planters to the side of the shop and to Midge and Jannie who have brought in flowers from their gardens for the tables. Thanks to Bob too who has helped me out with some repair Congratulations to work in the kitchen. You are all such a great help! There is such a lot of good will and support in Oakley Breast Cancer Re for Jolly Olly’s. Thank you! Jolly Holidays The Jolly Family are already planning a camping trip in Devon this August but, as I am sure you know, they are great travellers and would love any opportunity to explore new places. They’ve been rock climbing, rock pooling and rocking out at music festivals in the past as well as travelling as far as India and Canada. If you are going away for a day, week or more and would like to take the Jollys along for the ride please let us know and we’ll tell then to get their suitcases packed. The walls of the shop are adorned with photos of their previous trips and travels but there is always room for more!

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Environmental Issues In an effort to do our little bit for the environment, as you know, we try to reduce waste, re-use and The Wedding re-cycle. This month we have been looking at bread! As you can imagine, we get through quite a lot of bread each day but, up until this point, the bread end crusts have been largely thrown away. Some are used to make bread pudding, but we You may rememb have been trying to find ways of using more of this, perfectly good, food source rather than throwing it in the bin! I have announced a few new recipe ideas; Apple Betty, Rhubarb and Ginger Charlotte and Bread and Butter Pudding which we will serve their e with ice-cream. We have also introduced a DEAL OF THE DAY – have the bread ends for your toastie andOlly we will take is having a ha £1 off the price of your bill. This is proving surprisingly popular! In addition, if you have a use for our bread ends, do August. To help th pop into the shop at the end of the day and, if we have any spare you are welcome to take them! Now there’s and offer!!

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DEBRA Over the last few months our customers have raised almost £100 for DEBRA through donations to our charity box in return for books and puzzles or simply as acts of good will. DEBRA Baker is an international medical research charity dedicated to the curing of epidermolysis bullosa.

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Lions Club Easter Egg Raffle Just over £68 was raised from the proceeds of the Easter Egg Raffle. Thanks to all who Artisan Heritage S purchased a ticket and to Ann Vicars, of the Lions Club Basingstoke, who organized the raffle. If Ann reads this newsletter, and prices please please can she contact me as I have discovered that some of the money was not handed over to you!! Sorry!!


Teddies Aren’t they just the cutest? Our gang of knitters have been busy producing these little soft toys for sale for charity. At just £2.50 each they make a lovely, inexpensive gift. Well done ladies! They are fiddly Oakley Calender things to make but well worth the effort! You are all very patient!

Friendship Club Our next Friendship Club is scheduled for Wednesday 17th July, 2.30pm –We 3.30pm. Do are pleased to join us for free tea and company. If you would like more information about The Club please do give us Council. Do come a call at the shop. Lifts to the event can usually be arranged.

School Holidays Please can we remind you that, during school holidays and INSET days at the Oakley Schools we open Sunday Opening at the later time of 9.30am. Next INSET day Friday June 28th. 24th July – 3rd September – Summer Holidays We look forward to seeing you soon. Best wishes,

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With summer in full swing, it’s the perfect time to think about hosting your very own Tea at 3 event in support of St. Michael’s Hospice. There are so many ways to get involved over the summerThe Jolly Olly’s Te months including hosting a coffee morning, garden party, tea dance or teddy bears picnic! Since launching in 2011, St. Michael’s Hospice Tea at 3 events have raised over £57,000. This has allowed the Hospice to deliver care to 11 patients on the in-patient unit for the average length of stay which is 10 days. If you would like to make a difference to local patients and their families, please contact Lynne Grimshaw on 01256 848845 or email and she will be happy to help.



By the time you get to read this month’s article, we will have completed all of this year’s “Meet your PC” events. Most went well, but some were very poorly attended, especially the afternoon sessions. Overall the attendance was poor despite the often heard comment “We never see our PC”. BDNWA committee members (All of us are unpaid volunteers) have given up their time to visit NW schemes where there have been communication issues and sad to say this has now meant that well over 60 schemes of our part of North Hampshire are no longer viable due to previous coordinators having moved away, passed away, retired etc. You may wish to check if your scheme is still running and if not, why not volunteer your services. Remember that the role cannot just be passed on, all our coordinators are Police checked. If you are interested, let us know and BDNWA will help where possible. Personally, I am trying to revive NW schemes in Kempshott Lane and whilst successful in the section from Heather Way to the A30 roundabout, we still need to cover north from Heather Way to Buckingham Parade & on to Fiveways. Please think about supporting your community and get in touch. I’d like to give you some idea of the police structure as it currently exists. There are Neighbourhood Teams with PCs & Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), supported from the council by Community Safety Patrol Officers (CSPOs). In the Neighbourhood teams, we have officers assigned to 5 Urban Town Beats and 3 Rural or Country beats. Often, however, due to work demands, they work in other areas, so with their shift patterns, there’s yet another reason why you may not see them. There are also the Response & Patrol officers who respond to the 999 Emergency calls all over the Basingstoke Police District. The Roads Policing team cover the same area from their base in Whitchurch. The PIC at Viables is where you find the Investigation Teams (CID), & Custody suite etc for whole of the North Hampshire Area. I’m pleased to say that currently. along with Old Basing in the east, Kempshott is a low crime area when compared to the other beats. You may have seen at least two Alert fortnightly reports from our PCSO Deborah Doherty. She spends considerable time in the Brighton HIll area where unfortunately there are more problems requiring her attention. If you haven’t received her reports, it is a safe bet that you are not yet registered on the Alert system. It is FREE and you don’t need to be in NW to register & use the system. The Alert/Ourwatch National NW scheme really makes life so much easier for our coordinators and together with our police, we all agree that we now have to use all available technology to communicate with the communities which we serve. It also makes it easy for interested persons to find a local scheme and apply to join. Registered persons are automatically sent information on local issues of all sorts from a selection of partner organisations - not just the police. Joining is easy from either of two website at or as both use the same database. Even if you don’t have email, you can opt for SMS text messages to your mobile phone, so there really is no excuse not to sign up. GDPR laws are taken care of for you, and if you don’t have a local scheme and are interested, please let us know. By entering a postcode on Ourwatch you can find a local NW scheme if there is one or else you can apply to start one. I’m still hopeful that our beat PC can be persuaded to write an article for each edition of the Kourier, so although they are extremely busy people, please watch this space. The next South Beat NW Coordinators meeting will be on Monday 1st July at 7pm in Kempshott Village Hall. Officers have been asked to attend and interested persons from all over the beat area will be welcome. Community Safety family event at the Fire Station will be on Sunday 15th September starting at 10:00am. This is always a good interesting and informative day out. Plenty of parking opposite at the Leisure Park. Do please try to come along to any or all of these events where possible. Just for our NW coordinators, the Annual NW Coordinator AGM meeting is scheduled for the evening of Tuesday 17th September 2019. Please put this date in your diaries now. Further information will follow in the coming months. Feedback welcomed to or


Basingstoke Hockey Club will be hosting a weekend tournament from friday 5th - Sunday 7th July 2019. The event is being held within the confines of Down Grange and will include overnight camping and evening entertainment. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. The campsite will be monitored overnight by security to ensure that noise levels are kept to a minimum.


BOBBY SCHEME OFFERS HOME SAFETY ADVICE The Bobby Scheme is a free practical service providing reassurance and a sense of security to vulnerable

people in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight within their own home. The scheme aims to bring peace of mind and reduce the fear of crime, particularly for elderly people and victims of burglary and domestic abuse. It is the charitable arm of the Blue Lamp Trust and is supported by Hampshire Constabulary and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service. How does it work? A full crime prevention and fire safety survey is carried out by one of the scheme’s trained, policevetted fitters. They will provide both general and specific crime and fire prevention advice to improve home safety. When appropriate, they will fit such items as locks, spy-holes, door chains and smoke alarms. This service is completely free. The Blue Lamp Trust can supply and fit police approved key safes for a small donation. The Blue Lamp Trust also gives talks at community groups to offer advice about home crime and fire prevention. Since the Bobby Scheme started in 1998, more than 17,500 homes have been visited. In 2018, the scheme helped over 1600 vulnerable people, 175 burglary victims and 355 victims of domestic abuse. For more information please visit: or contact the Bobby Scheme directly on Tel: 0300 777 0157 / e-mail: Hampshire Constabulary Crime Prevention Advisor

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Entries to the HWR Farleigh Wallop 10K Trail Race are…OPEN! Our race is BACK on Sunday 29th September 2019. Organised and hosted by HWR this is a fantastic 10K trail course around Basingstoke’s beautiful countryside. ALL our race profits go to local charitable causes. We have an award winning medal, HWR marshals to be your personal cheer squad at every turn, new prizes for ‘King and Queen of the Hill’ and delicious homemade cakes to refuel you post-race. Places are selling out FAST, so enter quickly to avoid disappointment at The month of May = Hatchie homage to the 5K! Couch to 5K The club’s Couch to 5K (C25K) began on the first May bank holiday weekend. Over 20 running newbies started our eight week course. Attendance and commitment from participants and Hatchie volunteers has been phenomenal. Our C25K class of spring/summer 2019 graduates on 29th June and we will have HWR celebrations, lots of cake and a warm welcome into the club. A message for our Hatchie Couchies - the club are very proud of each and every one of you! Festival Place 5K On Sunday 12th May Hatchies descended in their droves to Festival Place to compete in the Croudace 5K race. It’s not often there is a race right on our doorstep so we all take full advantage of it. There were so many personal best (PB) times it would be impossible to mention them all. The atmosphere was electric and each and every Hatchie did the club proud. St Michael’s Hospice 5K (and 10K) Each year, HWR make a concerted effort to marshal and support the St Michael’s Hospice run. It’s a charity and provision very close to the club’s heart. Thank you to Hatchies Laura Williams and Nicola Lawrence who played such a big part in organising the event and raising money for such an amazing place. The event is anticipated to raise £26,000 once all sponsorship money has been collated Liverpool Rock and Roll 5K This deserves a mention for the costumes alone! We represented with Hatchies running as the Village People and ABBA. Some outfits looked more comfortable to run in than others… Celebrating the random run There are so many races each and every weekend. It’s spring and the best time of year to get your race on! So for May, we are celebrating the lesser known. Denis Cunningham undertook The South Downs Way Devil’s Challenge (97 miles over three days); Jeff Mitchell, Alex Lee and Elliott Holt smashed The Thames Path 100 miler; Fiona Bone completed the White Star Running Ox Trail Half Marathon; Neal Coleman ran the Marlborough 20 mile off-road race and Rob Kershaw and Pete Vincent took on the Emsworth Relay. Internationally Hatchie Sam Hidson ran the Beijing Half Marathon and Paul Forder ran the Geneva Marathon. We’re an all-inclusive club who simply love running and all the benefits it brings. For more information, please visit, our Facebook page or email

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Rubbish, recycling and garden waste collections in Basingstoke and Deane are set to change as part of a move to improve bin collection routes to make them more efficient and environmentally friendly. Working with Serco, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is changing waste, recycling and garden waste collections to reduce the distances bin trucks are travelling, revise the routes to incorporate new homes in the area and simplify collections for some residents so their glass and recycling is collected on the same day. The changes will be introduced from Monday 22 July and will mean that over half of Basingstoke and Deane's homes will see a change to the day or week their waste and recycling is collected. Nearly all of the garden waste customers across the borough will be affected. Those residents remaining on the same collection day may have a change to their collection time, therefore bins need to be put out by 7am. The waste bins will continue to be collected weekly and recycling and glass collections will remain a fortnightly service. Those people signed up to the garden waste service will continue to have their bins and bags collected every two weeks. The council will send a leaflet to all Basingstoke and Deane residents in early July to advise of any changes to their existing waste and recycling service. Garden waste customers will receive a separate leaflet. Information on the new collections will also be available on the council’s Cllr Hayley Eachus, Cllr Alan Oliver website from Monday 1 July. and Serco's Regional Contract Director Jason Kinsella Updates will also be provided on its social media channels. The borough council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Enforcement Cllr Hayley Eachus said: “Working with our contractor Serco we have been looking at how we can improve the efficiency of the bin collection routes, simplify collections for some of our residents and ensure we are prepared for new homes in the borough. “By revising the routes our bin trucks currently take and changing the days or weeks some residents receive their collections, we can achieve all of these benefits while also retaining a weekly waste and fortnightly recycling collection.” Cllr Eachus added: “I appreciate these changes may be confusing at first as we are all in the habit of putting our bins out on a certain day, but we will do everything we can to minimise the impact of these changes and keep residents informed.” Serco’s Transformation Director Duncan Hadland said: “These changes will also ensure that the workload is more equally spread across all of the crews, who have been fully involved in the process. Their local knowledge has been invaluable with the fine-tuning of the rounds and I would like to thank them for all of their help and support.” For more information about bin changes in Basingstoke and Deane please visit bin-changes To: Subject: Hedgehogs Dear Editor Homestead Road,Kempshott, Basingstoke RG22 5QL

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The Village Hall has traditionally hired out the main hall and the small hall and currently is home to the regular hirers:Monday Toddlers 9.30am – 13.20pm (depending on age). ( Womens Institute 2pm-4pm ( 2nd and 4th Monday of the month) Weight Watchers 5.30 - 7pm in the Main Hall Call Vanda 07719 428953 or email Horticultural Group 7-9pm (3rd Monday of the month) Tuesday Kaderosi Art Club - 10-1pm Call Kathy on 07799 693339 Move it or Lose It (keep fit) 2.30-3.30 in the Main Hall - for details contact Amanda Bellia on 0739 9618947 Weight Watchers 5pm and again at 6.30pm Call Vanda 07719 428953 or email Pilates - 8.15pm See for details Wednesday Happy Days Toddlers Group 9.45 - 11.30 Super Seniors Keep Fit 2.00 - 3.00 Pilates for Seniors and Back Care - 3.15 - 4.15 Dog training - 6.30 - 7.30

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WELCOME TO THE SPLINTERNET The fundamental technologies used to build the internet began life way back in the early 60s and developed

to cover the entire globe. In the 90s, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, which ran over the internet, and introduced the world to a new way of finding and sharing information. This helped fuel the rise of ecommerce, social media and email and every company or individual could now have a global presence with very little investment. Unfortunately, the commercialisation and political interference is changing the way the internet works. The term Splinternet was first used back in 2001 to describe the "parallel Internets that would be run as distinct, private and autonomous universes." There are many reason why this may seems like a good idea but recently it’s been seen as a mechanism to take control of large sections of the global internet for various reasons. Following World War II, it was felt that everyone should be able prevent authoritarian propaganda and censorship from ever taking hold, the way it once did, so the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, drafted in 1948, stated that “people have the right to seek, receive, and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” This was written 70 years ago and well before the internet existed yet the statement should still hold firm today but many factors still preventing this and some people are actively prohibited from doing so for various reasons.


The internet is built on a set of standards to which everyone agrees and adheres to. The issue is that some platforms have introduced their own standards which creates a system which you are then tied to. But in the modern world, the web browser takes second place to Apps and these apps include proprietary interfaces which means you can only interact with the information by using the app.

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China and Russia are probably the two biggest nations on Earth that control how their citizens use the internet. For years, China has had the Great Firewall of China which is used for: • Social Control: The Internet is a platform for freedom of speech and information of campaigns could lead to protests against the government – as it did in Egypt. • Sensitive Content: The communist party always wanted to control information about the China government. • Economic Protectionism: China prefers the use of local companies that are regulated by Chinese regulations, since they have more power over them. E.g. Baidu over Google In recent months Chinese authorities have introduced detailed regulations covering the country’s thriving short video industry. The first rule states that all video content, including the title, introduction and viewer comments, need to be reviewed before broadcast. They also published rules for short video app operators who are not allowed to “ridicule, satirise, oppose, defame the socialist mode, theory, system, and culture with Chinese characteristics, and the country’s major principles and policies.” Russia plans to temporarily disconnect the entire country from the global internet to simulate an all-out cyberwar. During the outage, the country's internet would also rely its own version of the domain-name system, the directory of web domains and addresses removing any dependency on the system currently owned and run by ICANN in the US. The Kremlin's ultimate goal for the program is to wean the country off foreign internet providers and keep the Russian internet independent. But it’s not just Russia as Turkey Recently throttled access to Facebook and Twitter in the aftermath of an explosion in Ankara.


A few years ago, Edward Snowden released documents to the Guardian newspaper which outlined the existence of an NAS network that was used to spy on everyone at critical junctions across this internet. The then-president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, called for the construction of an undersea cable from Brazil directly to Europe, bypassing the prying eyes of the NSA altogether. In conjunction with this, many countries wanted specific data to be located on the country of origin. Russia banned LinkedIn because the data is stored in the US. GDPR also prevents access to websites where they are not compliant with the new EU data protection Laws. In 2016, the United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a resolution for the “promotion, protection, and enjoyment of human rights on the internet” which condemns any country that intentionally disrupts the internet access of its citizens but as it’s not legally binding the UN has limited power to endorse an open internet. Sadly, a completely closed off splinternet will inevitably lead a country to isolation, low growth rates and stagnation.

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Basingstoke Ramblers started in 1965 when Roy Dilliway placed an advert in a local newspaper inviting any like minded walkers to join him on rambles. A few people responded and the club was formed. Over forty years later the club is still going strong and currently boasts about three hundred members. Of course not all members turn up for every walk but it’s not unusual for thirty or so members to turn up for a walk on a Wednesday. The club organizes three walks each week in the winter Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday and in the summer months a walk of say four or five miles on Tuesday evenings as well, so every one should find a time and distance that suits them. Most walks start within a forty minute drive of Basingstoke. The leader of the walk has already done the walk before and knows the way so you can just relax and enjoy the wonderful views and follow them. Walking holidays both in the UK and abroad have been organized and the club has walked in Spain and France in the recent years and in the past, have walked farther a field so we get around a bit. Many club friends also do their own thing and I know that Hadrians Wall has been walked in recent years and various trips to Yorkshire and Devon, Cornwall and so on. You can’t drive too far in one day of course but we have done various coast walks in a day, the Isle of Wight, Hengistbury Head (near Christchurch) and Swanage. Some years we pick a long distance path to walk on a Sunday (within the south of England ) and go by coach to the start of each section and get picked up at the end. This year we are walking “The Stour Valley Path” about sixty miles in all, in seven sections from March to October, roughly one section each month. Of course you always get a few “fair weather” walkers but unless it’s deep snow you will always get someone out walking. The saying is “there is no such thing as wrong weather only wrong clothing”. Modern clothing is very good but can be a bit expensive but with waterproof everything there is no need to get wet or cold and when the spring comes sitting in the sun eating your sandwiches is just wonderful. A decent pair of boots is a must in the winter of course, particularly when it’s wet. The club has a large contingent of people that have retired early, OAP’s and others with time on their hands who mostly walk on Wednesdays. It must be a healthy exercise because we have a number of ramblers in their seventies and a few eighty year olds who walk a usual seven to nine miles each week. The Sunday walks tend to be a bit longer of course say nine to eleven miles sometimes with a pub stop for a meal and a pint. You see such great things when you are out, herds of Roe deer, Muntjac deer, a Slow Worm last week only the second one I have seen in six years, one adder, two weasles, several Kingfishers, Hares and various birds, Kites, Kestrels, Barn Owls and one Mole that was waddling down a path and loads of Rabbits of course. And then there are the flowers, the Snowdrops, Primroses and the Daffodils are out now and next month the woods will be carpeted with Bluebells, that’s a sight worth seeing to shake off the winter blues. Later the pungent smell of wild Garlic will fill the air in the woods, then later sweet Honeysuckle will fill the hedge rows and the wild summer flowers will come out. Then back to autumn colours of gold and brown and the hedgerows filled with Sloes and Cob Nuts, This the time of year we all dive into the bushes to pick the biggest Blackberries, I even found wild Raspberries once, it’s all out there. The company is always good of course and I’m not sure whether Rambling refers to the walking or talking, both are done in equal measure so if I have wetted your appetite then check out the rest of our web site.

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ONE OF KEMPSHOTT’S SECRETS You’ve been past it many times….. but what is it? Church, on Kempshott Lane.

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The original church is one of, if not the, oldest buildings in Kempshott, having been built in 1912. At the time, Kempshott Lane was a cart track and there were just a few houses for farm workers and small-holders in Kempshott. Things carried on like that until the late 1960’s when the “birds”, “flowers” and “lakes” estates were built. As it was then the only church in Kempshott, the congregation grew rapidly and new buildings were opened in 1969 and 1979, creating the space we have today. From a base originally in the Church of England, the Methodist Church developed from about 1750 onwards because people felt that the CofE largely ignored the plight of the working people in the rapidly growing towns and cities of England. Its services are based on CofE practice but without much of the associated pomp and ceremony. Why “Methodist”? Because its members were methodical in prayer, Bible study and visiting the sick and prisoners. Originally it was a nickname, but in the absence of anything better, it’s stuck. Here in Kempshott the church exists to serve our community in much the same way. People in the church are concerned for each others’ welfare and we try to get alongside anyone in need of help. As well as Sunday morning services we have a group for ladies to do interesting things and KOMBAT (Kempshott Old Men Behaving Absolutely Terribly) – a group for chaps (and sometimes spouses) to go places – such as the dogs in Swindon; the Bombay Sapphire distillery; playing ten-pin bowls and croquet; and quite a few meals out. We also have table tennis for all in the church every Friday evening and a monthly lunch (not in the church!) for anyone at all, especially anyone on their own on a Sunday lunchtime. Kempshott Methodist Church conducts weekly Sunday morning services commencing at 10:30. All are welcome to join us. Our minister is the Revd Audrey Browne who is ready to engage and interact with you: Audrey’s contact details are on the info page at the back of the Kourier.. We would be delighted to welcome anyone from our community and to get to know you.

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ST MARK’S CHURCH As I sit hunkered under a small canvas covering with fellow saxophonists attempting to entertain the Transition & Transformation

Hello. My name is Debbie Veel. I am one of the Licensed Lay Ministers (LLM’s or Readers

they are sometimes known) at St. Mark’s church. LLM’s are not ordained, so we don’t When life doesn’t go to plan the extraordinaryascan happen wearand a dogour collar, but we can do a much of what a vicar canwe’re do with some notable to let public, the wind flaps at our pegged music fingers are little numb but refusing exceptions. We can’t bless the communion wine and bread; we can’t marry people nor As I sit hunkered under a smallI’m canvas covering with fellow saxophonists attempting to entertain rain dampen our spirits, reminded that this happens every summer but the show goes on!weA we baptise anyone. Interestingly enough, we can lead funerals. Other than that When life at doesn’t go to plan thedo extraordinary can happen the public, the wind flaps our pegged music and our fingers are a little numb but we’re refusing preach, lead worship, prayer and mid-week groups and we are involved in the running of the church. I think musician’s calendar is littered with outdoor gigs through the spring and summer months, each one of it as being a bit like being a deputy head of a school. to let rain dampen our spirits, I’m reminded that this happens every summer threatened by the British weather, but we’re rarely cancel an opportunity As I sit hunkered under a small covering withasfellow attempting to entertain Icanvas am writingon! this month because, you may orsaxophonists may not know, the Rev. Kelvin and Jane Taylor left St. gigs Mark’s the but the show goes A musician’s calendar is littered with outdoor to play because it’s towith do!us for nine years and we are sad to see them at the endwhat of May. we Theylove had been go. Many exciting public, the wind flaps at our pegged music and our fingers areeach aunder little numb but we’re to let through the spring summer months, one threatened by refusing the British things haveand happened in the church and community their leadership. rain dampen our spirits, I’mbut reminded that this happens every summer but the show goes on! A weather, we’re rarely cancel an opportunity to play because it’s what we For to examplehaveplans started aand messythis church (verybe informal Sometimes, though, we have alterweour can verycraft, food, a short musician’s calendar is littered through and months, each one love to do! with outdoor gigs celebration and lotsthe of funspring for families of allsummer ages 2.30pm -5pm every third Saturday); difficult. 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However, it can also be more subtle in presentation, people vividly Sometimes, wehave have to alter our plans this can be very it our kitchen atthough, church – if you ever used the old kitchen at St. in feelings hopelessness regarding the possibility of and recovery. However, may find itof very difficult to alter plans even Mark’s you know what state itor waschange in! All of this and much morewhen the current difficult. A symptom of mental illness is rigid thinking, that even is, an when inability can alsocourse be more subtleisinnopresentation, people find very difficult to alter or change plans Kelvin’s leadership. of action longer working. Asunder a may sufferer ofitanorexia, I believed I would feel better if I to think or imagine that things could be different; this manifests itself the current of action no longer working. Asanother, a sufferer of another…eventually, anorexia, I believed I would feel better if I Kelvin and Jane are off onthen a well-deserved long holiday to their at couldcourse just lose anotheriscouple of pounds, then the depths of mostfavourite vividly inthe feelings of We hopelessness the possibility of placeGreekanother…eventually, islands. wish them well, as Iregarding am at surethe depths could just lose another couple of pounds, then another, then of the illness, the illness, I realised this course of actionmany was nodolonger working, I had to change tack. People with of you also. recovery. However, can alsotack. be more subtle presentation, people I realised this course of action was no longer working, I had toitchange People withinanxiety live under the anxiety live under the false belief that avoiding the thing they fear, will decrease It is a time of change and transition for them and for the church. their fear, however, false belief that avoiding the thing they fear, their fear, however, thisplans proves towhen perpetuate the maywill finddecrease it very difficult to alter or change even the current this proves to perpetuate the irrational feelings anxiety itYou is may tackled, by facing the well be–athe of change andremains foruntil you that be changing maybe moving irrational feelings – theof anxiety until itIt may is tackled, by facing the thing is feared. course action remains is no longer working. As atime sufferer oftransition anorexia, Itoo. believed I wouldjob;feel better house; if I having a new baby; getting married; leaving home for the first time to go to university or to travel. There thing that is feared. could justdetermination lose another couple then another…eventually, at the depths maypounds, also be somethen less pleasant changes happening in your life- divorce, unemployment, bereavement. Single minded, stubborn can beof helpful when itanother, comes to making things work against the oddsof the illness, I realised this course of action was no longer working, I had to change tack. People In the church’s year, the prove weeks just more gone still form part of the ‘Easter Season’. It was a time of transitionwith and but there comes a point when pausing and reassessing may fruitful. Single minded, stubborn determination can helpful when it had comes toaround making things work against changebe for Jesus’ disciples too. They travelled the country with Jesus, listening to him teach and anxiety live under the false belief that avoiding the thing they fear, will decrease their fear, however, preach, watching himreassessing do miracles and healings. they hadn’t quitefruitful. understood ‘what he was really about.’ oddsgobut there comes a point pausing and may But prove more If thingsthe don’t according plan, the when extraordinary can happen. this proves totoperpetuate the irrational feelings – the anxiety remains until it is tackled, by facing the On Easter Sunday and on many occasions after that they met the risen Lord Jesus, and during this time, thingas that is feared. It may be something simple as when the weather plansthey for a garden BBQ, a large family before Hechanges ascended to heaven, began to understand all thatcramming He was teaching and explaining to them If things don’t go according to plan, the extraordinary canmuch happen. about God and about how He loves each and every one of us. 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I their wasfinger really ‘something a bitand different about you’up but they quite place on it. disappointed last time this happened because I thought I was doing everything right, I was working really hard to stay During this transition period, Jesus appeared to his in pairs,person groups andand once toI 500 people in one Managing mental illness can be a difficult balancing act. Naturally, I’m a disciples stubborn don’t It may be something as simple as when the weather changes plans for a garden BBQ, cramming go. This tells us that Jesus’ resurrection appearances couldn’t have been a hallucination. It is unlikely that a 2 well and out of hospital but I was in crisis, again. However, when I started back at work my manager was like anything to stop me doing what I want. 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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: 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 CHATTERBOX NURSERY


0333 0003 330 COMMUNITY POLICING Police (In emergency please dial 999) Police General Enquiries 101 Community Safety Patrol Officers Matthew Swales-Glasscoe Email: Tel: 01256 844844 Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 BOROUGH COUNCILLORS - KEMPSHOTT Cllr Tony Capon - 07910 203772 Email: Cllr Anne Court - 01256 354282 Email: Cllr Hayley Eachus 07775 727097 Email BOROUGH COUNCILLORS - BUCKSKIN Cllr Tony Jones - 07852 494718

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

Cllr Stephanie Grant - Bus. phone: 07786 512226

NOAH’S ARK PLAY SCHOOL Noah’s opening time 8am - 4pm Monday to Friday Children aged from 2 - 5 years Call :01256 323853 or 07592 913953 or

Cllr Gary Watts - No telephone number listed Email


Cllr Sean Keating – 01256 422969 Email:

SNAPDRAGONS Cllr Colin Regan – 07796 225618 Snapdragons are Mon - Thurs 8.30am - 3pm for children aged 2 - 5 Call 01256 818857 MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT or visit website at Rt Hon Maria Miller MP - 0207 219 5749 SNAPDRAGONS KEMPSHOTT UNDER 5S House of Commons London SW1A 0AA Telephone 07951660401 or email KEMPSHOTT VILLAGE HALL Bookings & Enquiries Tel. 01256 324314 KANCARE (KEMPSHOTT NEIGHBOURCARE) Website: 07905 272711 Mon - Fri 09.00 - 17.00 OLD DOWN HALL FAULTY STREET LIGHTS Bookings & Enquiries Tel. 01256 356974 0845 850 44 22 Email: ReportFault.aspx Website: POWER CUT Power cut - call 105 You can also call this number if you spot electrical damage. This is a free national service http://www. All dates and phone numbers are believed to be correct at the time of going to press. No responsibility can be taken for errors. All content is copyright of “The Kempshott Kourier”. The publishers cannot accept responsibility for views expressed by contributors, or for the accuracy of claims made by the advertisers.

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