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Issue 198 | June 2019 Time is really flying by and Summer is almost here. Events are starting to gather pace, see inside for more details. We currently need volunteers to deliver the Kourier in Coniston Road and High Drive, if you feel you can spare a little time each month, please give me a call on 01256 354282. Our next Neighbourhood Watch meeting will take place on Monday 1st July at 7pm at Kempshott Village Hall. Anyone interested in NW in our area is welcome to attend. We have arranged for a CSPO (Community Safety Patrol Officer) to come along and explain the different roles of the Beat Officer, PCSOs (Police Community Support Officers) and CSPOs in the area.

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We have hidden ten Moneypenny pigs throughout this edition of the Kourier (excluding any on the Front Page). Please submit the page number and advertiser where Moneypenny is hiding and send in to us by 15th June either by email to or by post to 138 Coniston Road, Kempshott, Basingstoke RG22 5HZ giving your name, address and telephone number. "One application per household". The first correct entry to be drawn out of a 'hat' will win a ÂŁ25 Sainsburys voucher. For each entry received we will make a donation to the Ark Cancer Centre Charity. More information on Ark Day can be found at

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CONTENTS. . . . . . . . . . THE LONGEST DAY WILL BE ARK DAY! FRIDAY, June 21, 2019 will be Ark Day – a day when everyone in the town and Page 1: The Editor Page 3: Basingstoke CSRF Page 4: Noah's Ark Preschool Page 4: Kempshott Under 5s Preschool Page 5: Kempshott Schools Page 6: Snapdragons Page 9: Poetry Corner Page 11: Food is life Page 12: Basingstoke Race for life Page 13: Neighbourhood Watch Page 15: Phillips Solicitors Page 16/17: Conservation News Page 20: Probus Club Page 21: Small Ads Page 21: Card Corner Page 24: Citizens Advice Page 24: Clarke and Son Page 25: What’s on Noticeboard Page 30: News from Jolly Olly's Page 32: Basingstoke Horticultural Society Page 35: Kempshott Village Hall Page 38: N2N Page 40: Church Notice Boards

borough can play a part by supporting the charity that is raising £5million to help fund a much-needed NHS cancer treatment centre at Basingstoke hospital.

In 2019, Ark Cancer Centre Charity wants the Basingstoke and Deane community to make a really big difference on Friday, June 21 – the longest daylight day of the year – by raising as much money as possible for the good cause in 24 hours. Every pound counts – and that’s why £1 donations will be at the heart of the Ark Day fundraising campaign. And it’s also very much about putting the fun into fundraising as people of all ages are encouraged to have a good time while raising money for the good cause. “People have the power to make a really big difference with a small donation on Ark Day,” said world-leading liver cancer surgeon Merv Rees, who is a trustee of Ark Cancer Centre Charity, and a driving force behind the cancer treatment centre project. “Nearly 180,000 people live in Basingstoke and Deane. If everyone donates just £1 on Friday, June 21, then this will make a massive difference to Ark’s £5m campaign.” Details about Ark Day events, and loads of fundraising ideas, can be found at Ark Cancer Centre Charity’s £5m will provide a range of support services and complementary therapies, alongside chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments, in a calm and uplifting environment. The new centre will largely be funded by Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

BASINGSTOKE CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT FELLOWSHIP The group’s meeting on Wednesday 1 May opened with a plant sale which included 40 pots of bedding


plants kindly donated by Wyevale at Dummer. This raised £68 which will go towards group funds. In welcoming everyone the chairman, David Cowling, thanked all those who had both contributed, and bought plants, at the sale. After this the secretary, Tony Brazier, gave details of the forthcoming trips, th 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 C The speaker this month was Dr Becky Peacock from the Mid-Hants Railway which 61 members and the Secretary, Tony Brazier, gav is known as the Watercress Line. She gave a history of the line which was formed in 1861 when the Alton, Alresford and Winchester Railway Company was authorised Brooklands Motor Museum and Hatchlands Park o to build a new railway to connect to the existing lines at Alton and Winchester. It th was opened on 2 October 1865 as the Mid-Hants Railway with trains being17 operated June. Christine Broadbent, Palace on Friday by the London & South Western Railway which eventually purchased the line in and welcomed those members who had retu 1884 after it went bankrupt. It was mainly a freight line and obtainedback the nickname “The Watercress Line” as this was a large part of its business from the Alresford area. The line was closed by British Rail in 1973 and bought in 1975 to reopen as a heritage line in 1977 running a 10 minute journey from Ropley to Alresford. It now runs the 10 miles from Alresford to Alton and has many special events and themed days throughout the year. Bookings are now being taken for the trips to Tea on the Watercress Line on Thursday 13 June Bosham Arts & Craft Centre on Wednesday 10 July and Isle of Wight during Cowes Week on Thursday 18 August. The next meeting is on 5 June which is our open meeting with refreshments and the speaker is Deborah A Brady on “My Life as a Journalist”. 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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Welcome back We come back to Pre-School on Monday 3rd June for our last half-term of the school year. have a fun first halfabout term back where our topic was All About Me Countries LastWe term thehad children learnt 5 different countries France, England, Australia, America and Spain and at the end of our England week Prince Harry announced the birth of his baby Boy which all the children enjoyed talking about and was a fitting end to that On this topic the children carried out activities which included all about their families and people special to them. topic. The children have learnt several words from the different countries, as well as the animals we see in each country and the different They also carried out activities about their favourite things; we started with an activity about their favourite colour. foods eaten. It’s been lovely exploring how we all live differently around the world. Halloween fireworks Holidays/Days out This/half term we will be doing topics around Holidays and days out. Talking about special times the children have had with their family and friends as well as up coming holidays they may be looking forward too, while enjoying lots of fun activities and crafts along the way. On our first week back this half term the children made many spooky creations for our spooktatular Halloween. The children dressed up in their (or holding favouriteaoutfits) for Halloween day. We moved straight onto our Father’s Day Fun On Thursday 13thscary Juneoutfits we are Gentleman’s Day between 9.30am-10.30am. We are inviting all our explosive activities with lotsinto of bright colours for filling the lovely crafts the children daddy’s, grandad’s or a fireworks special male to the child pre-school lotsupofour funpreschool activitieswith andallthere maybe a special challenge to try too. made.

Places Available We still have limited spaces available at our warm welcoming pre-school, so if you are interested in your child coming to join us please contact us on 01256 323853 or email or text 07592913953. Christmas We are open Monday-Friday 8am-4pm, term time only. 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.


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To contact us please call 01256 323853 email 07592913953. It’s been really4pm. exciting to learn which schools ourorchildren will be going or to,text and this month many of our children will be making their first visits to their new school – such an exciting time for them all. Two by Two parent toddler group

It’s been lovely to feel the weather getting warmer, so we’ve been making the most of the garden with lots of outside by two toddler group runs on Wednesday mornings 9.45am-11.30am termfields, time only Kempshott play. We also Our taketwo lots of walks at this time of year to the nearby trees and it’sinatheperfect opportunity for us to village hall. There is no need to book just turn up on the day. We provide lots of exciting activities for you and your hunt for mini beasts and learn lots about nature and flowers. Our summer term project inside preschool is watching child to do together around different themes each week and also include a snack and little story/song time at the the lifecycle of caterpillars transforming into butterflies – we’ll be keeping a daily check on our butterfly garden as our end. The group is run by members of staff from the preschool with helpers too all ready to welcome you. caterpillars grow and then we’ll wait patiently for our butterflies to emerge. This is one of our regular annual activities and it’s wonderful to watch the children release the butterflies into our garden. We’re still enjoying our weekly cooking and baking sessions and the children thoroughly enjoy the eating! Our weekly science experiments are still a big hit too. As a charity run preschool, we hold lots of fund raising events through the year. Coming up in June we have our sponsored obstacle course race – just like a mini sports day! Some of the children will be changing independently into their PE kits as part of their school preparation, and then parents will be cheering them around our super fun obstacle course. This month we also celebrate Father’s Day – we’ll be hosting a special day for our Dads and Grandads, complete with doughnuts and bacon sandwiches. Perfect! We are now enrolling for September 2019. If you would like to look around our preschool, which is based at St Marks Church, Homesteads Road, please contact Melissa Keane on 07951660401 or at You can also download an application form from our website. Kempshott Under Fives is part of Hatch Warren Under Fives Preschool.

Volunteering opportunities at Basingstoke Discovery Centre in the summer Do you have some spare time in the summer? Would you like to listen to children telling you about the exciting books they have read as part of the Summer Reading Challenge? If so, and you would like to help, please visit Basingstoke Discovery Centre and ask the staff for further details.



Everyone is very arty this month at Kempshott Infant School! Year 1 are looking at the work of Sonia Delaunay with her beautiful shapes and colours and Michael Craig Martin who plays with scale, painting everyday objects but making them very small or much larger than life. Then Year 2 have had the clay out! They looked at Antony Gormley’s work and made clay people to create their own ‘Asian Field’ which looks amazing. Year 1 are busy being scientists this term. They would like to find out whether bigger seeds grow into bigger plants. They have planted cress seeds, sunflower seeds, runner beans and broad beans as well. They are monitoring them carefully and measuring them to see which plants grow tallest. They are also investigating whether plants only grow healthily if they are given water or would they prefer lemonade, apple juice, vegetable oil or even cola! Watch this space and we will find out! Year 2 have been listening to Peter and The Wolf by Serge Prokofiev. They have been listening for different instruments and identifying many features within the music. They have had fun re-enacting the story in Drama as well. They have been listening to very different music in Dance though as they are dancing to Kenny Loggins’ ‘Footloose’ which they are really enjoying – especially the air guitar bit! Year R have written some beautiful poems about bubbles and have even had a go at using alliteration in their Woodland poems this week! We have written about “bouncing bluebells” “sneaky squirrels” “ clouds of cow parsley” and “smiling sticks” to mention a few! They have also explored shades of colours by gradually adding white to a colour and seeing how it changes. Oh, and after our Salsa Workshop last week, well – watch out Strictly, here we come!!


by Lewis, Bobby, Thomas (6CO) Year 3 are currently working on a stone-age topic and have enjoyed a hands on trip to Butser Farm. During their exciting adventure back in time at Butser they crafted hand-made bronze rings and saw real Saxon houses. Year 4 are currently working hard on their Viking topic which entailed a fun trip to Ufton court learning how Vikings lived and pupils even had their own Viking battles. At this moment in time Year 5 are learning about forces with a trip to Paultons Park to learn more in an extremely fun day out. They also enjoyed a singing workshop learning songs from around the British Isles. Year 6 are currently working on endangered animals, the rainforest and are going on a trip to the Longleat safari park to see some of the beautiful endangered animals that aren’t in the wild and only in captivity. All of year six are looking forward to their end of year production ‘We will rock you’. Year 6’s have worked hard this year and in their SATs and are fundraising towards an end of year treat when they are hoping to go both ice skating and bowling! Year 6 point of view on SATS. ” SATS has been challenging at times with a lot of tension in the room, but at the end of the day it was a good experience and I believe I did well. “SATS have been hard but fun, I tried my absolute hardest and I’m hoping for good results.” Kempshott Junior School are proud to welcome many new sporting clubs this year including: rounders, girl’s only football team, field curling and many more among the wide range of sports we already do. Mrs Craig the head teacher even stated that: “This year there have been such a wild variety of sports, so many children have signed up for every sport and I wish I was still at school with all these sports and clubs.” Mr Goulding (KJS’ head of sport) is currently running a hockey team for year 5/6 where the A team are currently top of their league and in the Hampshire games with the B team just missing out on a spot in the Hampshire games. Kempshott junior school is in the process of getting new sport strips for all of our sporting tournaments, and also sponsorships. Thank you to all who helped with the recent incident in which a pupil was struck by a car. She has made a full recovery due to the slow speed of the car and the help of local residents. We continue to encourage pupils to walk to school or to use Park and Stride. If there are any residents who have a space on their drive in which we can offer for a parent to park on for the school run then please contact the school and we will pair you up with a grateful family. The KSA family disco was a new and amazing event for the school it was a held at the village hall on the 11th of May for parents, siblings and the children of the school and community of Kempshott attended. This disco coupled with a Junior disco resulted in a DANCING success in raising money for the school. Summer is near which means the brilliant KSA summer fair is coming 21st June where everyone is welcome while the school hosts fun games, music, dancing and other fun things to raise money for school. We hope to see you there

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We have been keeping ourselves busy here at Snapdragons with lots of fun activities. We have been exploring lots about rainbows this term and enjoyed observing experiments using a variety of colours. Tesco came in to teach us about rainbow fruit and vegetables and all about how they grow.

We also got to make our own fruit kebabs. The weather has been ideal for us to explore gardening and the children have help to create our very own gardening shop which they have enjoyed We had a visit to Finkley Down Farm where we had a wonderful time seeing all of the animals. Some of the children had a snuggle with the bunnies and had a try at grooming the ponies. We visited the reptile encounter which some of the Mummies were not quite so keen on!! But all in all a fun day. We are holding our Maths parent session on Thursday 16th May. We will be providing a range of activities to help the children enjoy learning about numbers and improve their counting skills. Fingers crossed for the sunshine for our up and coming sports day. Our Dragons will be racing to be the winning team!! Activities will include the sack race and the egg and spoon as well as a race for the parents! As it is Fathers Day on the 16th June we will be inviting Daddies to come to Snapdragons for breakfast. Dads can enjoy toast and jam, croissants, muffins and fruit for breakfast with their children and see what we all get up to!! We will be busy making and creating some special surprises ready for them to take home and enjoy.

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Standing here so lonely amongst athletes in this massive throng Hoping that when they start moving. I’ll be fit enough to go along Having never done this before and feeling a wee bit tense Knowing I’d still be home in bed if I had an iota of sense Wearing a pink suit as I’m running for “SAC.” and the rest of my life Egged on by my loving son and his family and my ever caring wife My trainers are new and guess what they are a delightful pink too Moving in amongst others in pink thank god there appear quite a few Oh come on let’s get on with it what’s taking up all of the time I’m standing here against better judgement hopefully still in my prime Don’t ask what made me do this run I assure you I don’t really know But now that I’m posing so patiently I just want to get started and go There goes the starters hooter. Everyone’s moving and up goes a mighty roar Now who can I choose to be my pace partner. Someone who’ll not be a bore So sorry I can’t say anymore as I’ve run out of precious time So ta ta for now and see you soon. If I ever cross the finish Line ?

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T’was many many years ago when, I were just a mite, Whilst staying with my Granny I did Get an awesome fright.

She seemed to hover at the door Then fled into the cold Leaving sparkling at the threshold Gleams of silver and gold.

I’d been regaled with haunting tales Of Pixies, Elves and Kind So on repairing to my bed that night They preyed upon my mind.

I raced into my granny’s room and Gasped out what I’d seen, “Perhaps it was a Princess Maybe the fairy Queen”

T’was as the dawn was breaking, Grey mists were on the ground, That I was summoned from my bed, By an eerie humming sound.

Opening the door Gran said “It’s nowt to do with fairies It’s just the new lass starting work, For United Dairies”

I hastened to the window and Stared with mouth agape Down at a fair haired maiden in A shapeless flowing cape

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BASINGSTOKE LIONS CLUB (Website This month we celebrated the Club’s 52nd birthday at the Basingstoke Golf Club. It was attended by His

Worshipful The Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane, Counsellor Sean Keating who is a joy to have at any event - the epitome of warmth, wit and wisdom. We were particularly delighted to hear that the Children’s Hospice, Naomi House, is one of his favoured charities this year as Lions Clubs International and local Clubs contributed £150000 when it was originally being set up. We spent a total of £1185 last month. The majority of this was spent on white goods and furniture to assist families in need and in one case to alleviate the effects of a ceiling collapse. We also made a contribution to the moving expenses of Spotlight Basingstoke, a charity which aims to improve the life experience and prospects of children. Annual expenditure £20, annual expenditure £19-19-6d = happiness. Annual expenditure £20, annual expenditure £20-06d = misery. Thus spoke Mr Micawber in David Copperfield. We, I regret to say, are miserable! Although our April Quiz raised £430 our subsequent event at QMC, ABBA Sensation, did not perform as well financially. This was no fault of the group who gave a superb rendering of all the originals’ hits and kept the dancefloor busy all the time. But, as Robert Burns once wrote “facts are chiels that winna ding” (facts are indisputable) – we did not do nearly as well as expected. So now we are relying on a group of true originals “The Moscow Drug Club” to redress the balance. The allure of the smoky voiced siren and her virtuoso group of musicians can set anyone’s blood racing. So come and get in the mood with some gypsy jazz at QMC on 20th July. Tickets are available from Maurice Hockley email: or telephone 01256 421867, Toucan Travel at Chineham or direct from our website This will also allow you to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. But, don’t just “follow” us – JOIN US! Our programme for the rest of the year is currently:21st September: Ali Mak Rhythm and Blues band at the Royal British Legion 9th November: Quiz Night at the Millenium Hall (note changed date) 16th November: Basingstoke’s very own Heritage Light Orchestra who are in the throes of putting together a special performance for us. More anon!


We have now held the first “Meet your police officers” meeting where NW coordinators from the Town South beat met at Parklands. It was well recieved by both coordinators and police. The next one will be the first rural event, for those coordinators who have ben invited to the Tadley rural police office. BDNWA hope that those coordinators who attend this series of meetings will update their members and residents soon after each event. It is hoped that further sessions can be arranged for later in the year, after the currently arranged ones are completed. Just recently our BDNWA committee members have given up their time to visit NW schemes where there have been communication issues and sad to say this has meant that some 50 schemes of our part of North Hampshire are temporarily not viable, whilst we seek replacement coordinators. 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. I’m still hopeful that our officers can be persuaded to write an article for each edition of the Kourier, so please watch this space. Finally some diary dates for you During National NW Week, along with other partners, NW will be at Festival Place on Thursday 20th June from 11:00 until 14:00, hopefully with a promised promotional BDNWA interview on our local Breeze Radio sometime beforehand. Listen out and come to meet us ! The next South Beat NW Coordinators meeting will be on Monday 1st July at 7pm in Kempshott Village Hall. Officers are due 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. Feedback please to or email me at

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The Family Law team at Phillips welcome a recent announcement from the Justice Secretary David Gauke who said the aim of the new law is to help reduce family conflict. The move follows a 12-week public consultation which showed widespread support for no-fault divorce. New legislation will be introduced to Parliament to update the current 50-year-old divorce law which has been shown to exacerbate conflict, working against any prospect of reconciliation as well as being damaging to children by undermining the relationship between parents. The issue was highlighted in the media last year when 68-year-old Tini Owens’ appeal for divorce was rejected by The Supreme Court. She wanted the Court to grant her a divorce on the grounds that she is unhappy with her marriage. Mrs Owens maintained that her relationship with her 80-year-old husband Hugh had broken down irretrievably because of his unreasonable and controlling behaviour. However, Mr Owens refused to divorce and denies the allegations from his wife. The couple who were married over 40 years ago have lived separately since 2015. Although sympathetic to her situation, The Supreme Court’s decision meant that Mrs Owens must remained married until 2020. The reason for this is that under the current law, unless a person can prove their marriage has broken down due to adultery, unreasonable behaviour or desertion, the only way to get a divorce without a spouse’s consent is to live apart for five years. Welcoming the much-needed changes, Hayley Eachus, who is a family law specialist at Phillips Solicitors, said: “The news will help move family law in this country into the 21st Century.” “The change will mean that separating couples will no longer have to apportion blame for marriage breakdown, which can be very painful not only for the separating couple, but also for their children and wider family." If you are considering divorcing or separating from your partner, whether you are married or not, please do not hesitate to contact Hayley by calling 01256 854633 or by emailing hayley.eachus@ To find out more about our range of legal services please visit Phillips Solicitors Town Gate 38 London Street Basingstoke Hampshire RG21 7NY t. 01256 460830 f. 01256 854638 e. w. dx. 123073 Basingstoke 10

HOWARD PARK BOWLS CLUB On Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May we held our Open Weekend at Howard Park Bowls. Our members gave their time promoting the event by advertising in the area and giving out leaflets to shoppers at local Supermarkets. We were very pleased with the response with eleven new members signing up on the weekend plus others who showed interest to come along on our “club nights”. Our Club nights are on a Tuesday 6.00 pm – 8.00pm, also drop in sessions are every Monday 1.00pm – 4.00pm. So come along and have a go - you can be assured of a warm welcome. We received very positive comments from our visitors who were impressed with our new Clubhouse and hospitality on the weekend, with homemade cakes and refreshments. HOWARD PARK BOWLING CLUB

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Old Down & Beggarwood Wildlife Group Last month the workparty planted a few trees (only young ones of course) on Old Down - Rowan and Crab Apple. It is always satisfying to plant something rather than cut down or remove. These were provided to the group, free of charge, by The Woodland Trust under a scheme it ran earlier this year to encourage conservation groups to plant more trees in the S. E. and London area. The group still has a few more trees to put in but feels they are rather small at the moment so will be growing them on in pots for a bit. The group has also planted some Oxeye Daisies which were grown from seed by one of the members.

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There was a very rare sighting across Old Down last month of a Barn Owl – never been recorded on Old Down before. Photo below is the actual owl over Old Down Meadow. It is unusual to see a Barn Owl in the day but not unknown. It is doubtful that it is nesting close-by but perhaps in one of the Manydown farm buildings. A very lucky sighting for the dog walker and the group member who happened to be in the right place at the right time! A walk round Beggarwood last month gave sightings of Crow, Blackbird, Sparrow, Starling and a Wren was clearly heard. But bonus sightings were of a pair of Bullfinches and a Jay (down by the Maze) – both birds are so beautifully coloured. Even though Beggarwood is a LNR it does need more attention to its wildlife – particularly more species and numbers of wildflowers and shrubs. These are tasks that would be most enjoyable and satisfying for a workparty to carry out on Beggarwood. 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 working on Beggarwood please contact the Group to discuss work party dates can be flexible. Internet: Email:

FUZZY DROVE CONSERVATION GROUP During May the Fuzzy Drove Conservation Group has been delighted to welcome the local Scout group to the Drove for one of their weekly meetings. We spent the time measuring the girth of all our oak trees and using instructions from the Woodland Trust to help us estimate their ages. It was great fun to work with the Scouts and their leaders and we learned a lot about other aspects of Fuzzy Drove too. The data we gathered will be added to our tree survey which was begun a couple of years ago. If you have a youth group who would like to use Fuzzy Drove for a structured activity about a particular aspect of the wild life and flora there please get in touch by emailing We’d love to help you. For more details of what we do, please visit or email


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Wildlife Ponds With dire warnings over climate change and species loss, one has to ask "is there anything I could do" ? With the lost of habitat due to the "industrialisation" of agriculture, the humble garden is becoming more important as a source of food, habitat and shelter for a wide variety of species. The suburbanisation of Wood Pigeons is a just one example where a country bird has moved into our gardens. The recent BTO Garden Birdwatch Survey has shown that in some areas (Hertfordshire, Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and West Sussex) they are most commonly reported, knocking the Blackbird and Blue Tit off the top spots. While many people feed the birds, some have planted "bee-friendly" plants that provide a source of nectar. Some have even gone so far as to provide "insect hotels" for all kinds of solitary bees & wasps and hover flies. Having shady spot supplied with piles of wood can provide shelter for frogs or over-wintering hoverflies. However one of the most useful additions the garden, so far as wildlife is concerned is, to build a pond! A wildlife pond is one of the single best features for attracting new wildlife to the garden. It is thought that some amphibians, such as frogs, are now more common in garden ponds than in the countryside. A garden pond does not have to large to be effective. A old washing up bowl sunk in the ground can provide a useful habitat. Repurposed old sinks or even half barrel, ceramic or earthenware planters can be used on a patio. (Just make sure you use a pond liner to hang on to the water!)

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PROBUS SPRING LADIES’ LUNCH The annual Spring Ladies’ lunch was the latest formal gathering

of the Probus Club of Basingstoke, the social club for retired professional and business managers. Organised once again by Alan and Liliane May they came up with the goods when they arranged this occasion for members and their spouses. It was held at the Test Valley Golf Club. By working closely with the chef they ensured that all forty one attendees received their pre-ordered food – there were four selections available from three courses – and they produced all the printed menus and table name cards as well as the information sheets after they devised two separate quizzes. And if that wasn’t enough that also ran the raffle.

Alan has been the Honorary Treasurer of the Probus Club of Basingstoke for over a decade. In that time he and Liliane have become experts at successfully arranging not only this lunch but also the club’s Christmas dinner. While these are the two formal events to which wives/lady friends are invited there are many other social occasions during the year when the distaff side of the family are involved. Guest of honour was Janet Fagg, the President of Basingstoke Ladies’ Probus Club, who was welcomed by Vice President Richard Wood. She was equally at home on this occasion as the wives of some members of the men’s club belong to the Ladies’ Probus Club. 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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most pensions income, including state, occupational and persona When is a fence not an obstruction? pensions Answer  some social security benefits Simon Pook, Head of Residential Property, replies: interest savings If a propertyhas the benefit of a on right most of way it has been established law for a long time that just stopping using the right of way (abandonment) doesn’t invalidate the right of way or cause it to fall away. A 1992 court case (Benn  income from shares (dividends) v Hardinge) ruled that abandonment of a right of way for 175 years didn’t extinguish the right. This rule was tested in the Court ofAppeal in the case of Annetts v Adeleye. rental income In this case,  a property had the benefit of way over an access strip from 1962. The property sold some land off income fromofaa right trust. Question

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There is no minimum age at which you become liable to pay income tax. Do you have a legal is query? and the answer matters theEmail amount of your taxable income. If this is below a certain le may be printed in the next edition of the Kempshott Kourier. no tax is payable. How income tax is calculated




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Our next meeting will be on the 12th July at the usual time of 2.30pm in the Kempshott Village Hall. Barry Hedger will be presenting his researches into "Down Grange 1780 - 1832. The early years of a gentleman's estate."

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On his last day as Mayor, Cllr Sean Keating rang to say that he would shortly be arriving at Café Dome. The rain was still pouring down, so before he hung up I asked him if he could bring some sunshine with him so that we could take a photo outside on the patio. Within ten minutes of his arrival the sun came out so we seized the opportunity for a photo. It had been arranged that the Mayor would present some planters on behalf of the Stratton Park Men’s Shed to the Café Dome as Cllr Sean Keating was one of the first people to join Stratton Park Men’s Shed when it was formed in February 2019. The planters were made by members of the Stratton Park Men’s Shed as a gift to enhance the refurbished Café Dome patio and also as an example of one community group helping another. The Café Dome is a community project that provides work experience and training in hospitality and catering for young adults with learning disabilities, as well as being a local café for Brighton Hill and the surrounding area. The Dome is located between the Driving Test Centre and Asda and is open Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 16:00. Why not give it a try? The Stratton Park Men’s Shed has over 20 members and has been meeting in the Stratton Park Sport’s Pavilion (supported by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council). The group meet from 10:00 till 13:00 each Tuesday and anyone interested in joining is encouraged to pay a visit. The Men’s Shed is a national movement creating opportunities for men to socialise and form friendships whilst enabling individuals and organisations to benefit from one another’s practical skills.

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30 News from Jolly Olly’s Coffee Shop Well here we are in June already! Sunshine and outdoor seating…hooray!

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Thank You Brew Between 1st and 7th June we will be participating in the St Michael’s Hospice, “Thank Breast Cancer Resea You Brew”. Any volunteer, with a voucher, will be offered a free tea or coffee during this week in appreciation of all the boost when they stop hard work they offer in aid of this valued cause. Summer Drinks With the warmer weather on the way, you may like to try some of our Summer Tipples; Elderflower Fizz ( elderflower cordial, with iced sparkling water, lemon, mint and cucumber) homemade lemonade, iced caramel latte or vanilla and coconut milkshake with added ice-cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce!

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Lions Easter Raffle The huge Lions Easter Egg was won by Ben Wake, who only purchased his ticket on the day of the The Wedding draw! Well done to Ben, we hope you managed to find folk to share your prize with! In addition to money raised from the raffle we donated the money from sales of books and jigsaw puzzles for the month of April to the Lions. Once we may remember th have received details on the total money raised I will, of course, let you know. Many thanks to all of you You who bought tickets, puzzles or books. announced their enga

OllyThis is having a hat sp Can I pay by Card? You may have read in previous news letters that we decided to trial payments by card. was in response to many requests by customers. We had hoped that increased sales might help towards the cost of paying August. To help the c for the provision of this service, but unfortunately, we have seen no evidence of an increase in our bottom line since the his customers who co introduction of the facility. We do understand that this method of payment is convenient for customers but in order to manage the expense, we have introduced a minimum £5 payment by card and would ask that, if you are able to pay Baker using cash you do so as this will help us enormously! Many thanks! Age Concern The final total raised from the sale of knitted goods plus the sale of books and jigsaws was a massive £382.21. Reminder Many thanks for all your purchases and contributions.

bread to ord We have STILL got it! Many moons ago, before we realised we had pigeon problems(!) I purchasedall stone ba this 2nd hand table for use in the back garden at Jolly Olly’s. I am looking for someone to take it away! Artisan Heritage Sand It needs a little tlc but with a bit of a clean up would be great in a garden. Please do get in touch if you and prices please com would like to take it off of our hands for FREE, FREE, FREE! you. Friendship Club – This month, Friendship Club will be held on Wed 19th June. If you have been thinking about coming but haven’t yet joined us, please don’t hesitate any longer. The group of about 8 regular Oakley Calender attendees are very friendly and welcoming. Join us for free tea and company 2.30pm – 3.30pm. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had another busy time and Cranbourne and the Summer Term is already shaping up nicely with a whole range of exciting opportunities for our students and community to experience. We are also very excited to start our summer transition programme with our primary cluster schools which includes; Year 2, 4 and 5 Masterclasses, Year 5 Taster Mornings and our new intake transition days. Dutch Exchange Trip Since 2013, we have met up with our Dutch friends and enjoyed a fruitful and now established relationship. Once again, a Year 8 class started to write to unknown students in Holland last September. They finally met on the 7th May in Portsmouth, for a fantastically fun packed day of activity, history and culture. Thanks to the letters going backwards and forwards across the channel and to social media, so many had become firm friends even before they had physically met. And so, when we met near Gunwharf Quays for the first time, it was wonderful to see the warmth of embrace between the two sets of students. The relationships were developed and cemented further over two days. This included being in the classroom with lessons from Mr Ndlovu and cooking lunch for each other in a fast paced lesson! We hope to go to Holland again in the near future and experience and understand how our near neighbours live and are educated. Widening horizons is an important part of being a student at Cranbourne and whilst at first some of our students are a little reticent to become involved, with a little persuasion they are glad that they grasped the opportunity! Cranbourne Car Boot We are pleased to re-introduce a regular Car boot sale at Cranbourne, led by our newly established PTA â&#x20AC;&#x153;Friends of Cranbourneâ&#x20AC;?. The Car boot sale is on a Sunday once a month from 8.00am12.00pm. â&#x20AC;˘ Refreshments Available â&#x20AC;˘ Open from 7.30am for sellers â&#x20AC;˘ Toilets â&#x20AC;˘ ÂŁ6 per boot (vans ÂŁ10) â&#x20AC;˘ No entrance fee to buyers The upcoming dates for our car boot are: â&#x20AC;˘ Sunday 30 June 2019 â&#x20AC;˘ Sunday 28 July 2019 We look forward to welcoming you to one of our future Car boots and hope that this will help us cement Cranbourne as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;a school at the heart of its communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;.

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BASINGSTOKE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY I am sure that many of you appreciate a walk in the countryside and seeing all the lovely wildflowers that grow naturally

around. Sometimes this wildflower “look” is required by garden designers, urban planners, theatre show producers and others to fulfil a brief or long-term formal requirement. It was therefore a fascinating evening in April when James Hewetson-Brown from Wildflower Turf, based in Ashe Warren, came to speak to us. The family has farmed in Hampshire for three generations and in 1982 Coronet Turf was established by James’s father producing quality garden turf on their 700-acre farm using a pioneering soil-less growing system. In 2003 James started Wildflower Turf to meet the demand for readymade wildflower meadows without the establishment problems associated with traditional seeding methods. Using an impermeable membrane as its base for the turf, the company has continued to expand successfully as a business over the years, fine tuning its seed mixes and techniques to produce a unique and high-quality product. Installers of their wildflower turf are trained at their centre, in Ashe Warren, to become accredited which helps them attract more business from garden designers. Notable installations of their wildflower turf include the mound around the “beehive” in Kew Gardens, the green roof on the Peppa Pig shop at Paultons Park and an outdoor area at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital near Liverpool. The company has also provided made-to-order turf for some of the Harry Potter filmsets and many London theatre productions. Possibly their most prestigious installation was at the London Olympics in 2012 when there was a staggering amount of turf supplied, not just for the opening event but for rehearsals and many areas associated with the occasion for example in the athlete’s village. A couple of years later, after some of the Olympic buildings were removed for development, more turf was supplied. The sad thing was that in the ballot for tickets to the opening ceremony James was unsuccessful, so he had to watch it all on TV! Our next meeting in Kempshott Village Hall will be at 7.30pm on Monday 17th June 2019 when John Fowler will be talking about a topical subject – “Bees and Horticulture”. If you would like further details, please contact either: - Vida Sinden – Chairman – 01256 466281 or Philip Wraight – Vice Chairman - 01256 324185






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On 13 July Basing Singers and Ooh Mama are getting together again for a very special evening of music in All Saints Church, Basingstoke. The 2 choirs, accompanied by The Heritage Light Orchestra, will be performing a concert to raise money for the Ark Cancer charity. The programme will include John Rutter’s Requiem; Karl Jenkins’ “Adiemus”; “Zadok The Priest” by Handel; and other musical gems. It promises to be an evening of stunning music in a glorious setting and is for a very worthy local cause. Don’t miss it. The concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £10 on the door or from Mike on 01256 471493.




The North Hampshire Downs Ramblers group is part of the Ramblers Association. We walk mostly in Hampshire and the surrounding countryside. In the last few months our group has enjoyed both walks and social activities, including a Ramble and Roast and Christmas Lunches. The group walk on Tuesday, Saturday and occasional Thursday walks which are sometimes a bit shorter for those who do not want to walk the longer distances. The walks cover areas in and around Basingstoke as well as sometimes going further afield. We have had some lovely Winter and Spring walks, enjoying the changing landscapes and of course trying to avoid the worst of the cold weather. On our Tuesday morning walks, which are typically 6- 7 miles, we continue to attract many walkers. We have recently walked around Hinton Ampner, Windsor Great Park, Ellisfield and Old Basing. The bluebells around Ellisfiled were stunning this year. We usually end up with an end of walk pub stop, to give people time for a catch up. Our Saturday walks tend to be longer, with fewer walkers, and can sometimes take most of the day. This last quarter our walks have included walking around Hayling Island, it was a clear day and we had spectacular views of Portsmouth. We also walked around Woolhampton, Hannington and Odiham and Greywell. Our Thursday walks have included walks around Ibworth and Old basing. As well as the walks, the group also enjoys social activities, this includes an Annual Summer Picnic, Boys lunches, and Ladies walks and lunches, and the group occasionally organise weekends and days away. The group have an active path patrol group, who report problems to the local council and also do some work on the paths, which can be as varied as checking waymarking and replacing waymarking discs, minor clearing or even repairing stiles and gates. To date this group has replaced 20 plus gates in conjunction with the local council. If you are interested in finding out more about the North Hampshire Downs group, there is more information on our Website. If you are new to walking and want to give us a try, or already walk, you would be given a very warm welcome by the Group. We hope to see you soon! If you are interested in joining the Ramblers we suggest you come along for a couple of walks with the group first to get a taster. Membership details are available from the Ramblers’ national website: Ramblers Charity England & Wales No: 1093577 Scotland No: SC039799

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Hopefully the first of many more! 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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Thursday Pilates 9.30 - 10.30 See for details Open Sight (Visually Impaired Group) 1-4pm every other week. Pilates 6.30 - 7.30pm Call Becky on 07725 581218 or email Craft Club - 6pm - 9pm, in the Small Hall £3 per person (includes refreshment) Call Kathy 01256 324314 Friday Kestrel Art Club - 10-1pm USKO Martial Arts - 6-7pm Nifty Ninjas USKO Martial Arts - 7-8pm Senior Grade Adults

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Summer Shakespeare in the Walled Garden: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Saturday 22nd June, 1pm & 5pm, Sunday 23rd June, 1pm A collaboration between our younger youth theatre groups The ProActives (aged 11-14), The Propellers (aged 8-11), with an adorable appearance from ProActivate (aged 6-8years) as they take on the magic and mayhem of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Set in Athens in the 1910s our young ensemble cast will sing, dance and enchant you with their performance one of Shakespeare's most beguiling and popular comedies. The story is centred on four young lovers, who, one summer's eve, become caught up in the mischief and the spells cast by the faeries and sprites dwelling in a nearby forest.



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Friday 28th June, 7pm | Saturday 29th June & Sunday 30th June, 2pm Join Proteus' adult drama workshop group The Proteans as they return to the beautiful walled garden, inviting audiences to enjoy the quintessential Summer Shakespeare experience. This year our band of talented performers take on Much Ado About Nothing, one of the Bard's best-loved comedies about misunderstandings, deception and ultimately, love! This Much Ado will take us back to the 80s and will include plenty of screwball comedy, songs and silliness. For the ultimate outdoor summer theatrical experience bring bubbly, a picnic, good friends and family and soak up the atmosphere as the story unfolds. Tickets: £10, £8 concessions

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Good news I’m pleased to report that after a challenging 6 months Basingstoke & District Disability Forum (BDDF) are still operating and are embarking on lots of exciting projects for local people who are affected by disability.

We welcome Tony Capon (CEO of Basingstoke Voluntary Action) as our new Interim Chairperson, and would like to take this opportunity to thank Jane Brydges for her leadership during the last 5 months, she will return to her role of Treasurer. We also wish to thank Pamela Heyfron, Rob Heyfron, John Jessup and Brian Catchpoole for their hard work and dedication as trustees of BDDF and wish them well for the future as they have stepped down from the Board. Upcoming events We are very busy organising lots of events and services, I have the following to share with you: • Disability ConneXions Talk meetings will be again taking place on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 12.30-2.30pm at Church Cottage (behind St Michaels’ Church). These are informal coffee afternoons for people to drop in and make new friends, enjoy a free cuppa and learn about what services are available to them in Basingstoke. • Coffee & chat will be running on 3rd Wednesday of the month at The Orchard 10am-12noon, all

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THE GLOBAL INTERNET UNDER THE SEA We take modern communications for granted. We click on a link in a web page and up pops a document irrespective of where the data is stored in the world. But how does it get between land masses given the vast amounts of water in between.

Back in 1831, Michael Faraday discovered the interaction between electricity and magnetism that underline the principles of electro-magnetic induction. By passing a magnet through a coil of wire, he found that electricity was produced. Conversely, if you pass electricity through a coil of wire, a magnetic force is generated and repels the magnet. He also discovered that if you spin a copper plate through a magnet, electricity is produced. A year later, Joseph Henry used this principle to create a powerful electromagnet by wrapping insulated wire around an iron core. Using an electromagnet, Henry realised that you could trigger the device from a fair distance away and this was the seed for the telegraph. Samuel Morse developed a special code to allow communication using the new system and suddenly it was possible to communicate over a cable using a simple serial communication of repeating dots and dashes. In 1844, Morse sent his first telegraph message, from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore, Maryland. John Watkins Brett, an engineer from Bristol, sought and obtained permission from Louis-Philippe in 1847 to establish telegraphic communication between France and England and in 1850 the first undersea cable was laid using a tug boat called Goliath. The cable was coated in gutta-percha, the sap of the Palaquium gutta tree but the waterproof protection was inadequate and in 1851, a thicker cable bound in layers offered much better protection. Having joined the UK to mainland Europe, it wasn’t long before entrepreneurs realised that it would be profitable to lay a cable from the UK to America. In 1857, the Atlantic Telegraph Company was incorporated comprising of American Cyrus Field, John Watkins Brett and Charles Tilston Brigh. This was to be one of the largest projects to be undertaken to date. They initially tried to lay one single cable but due to the weight, the cable kept snapping under the load. Finally in 1858, a cable was successfully linked between Trinity Bay, Newfoundland and Ballycarbery Castle in County Kerry, on the southwest coast of Ireland. Queen Victoria was one of the first to use the telegraph and send a message to President James Buchanan at his summer residence in the Bedford Springs Hotel in Pennsylvania and expressed a hope that it would prove "an additional link between the nations whose friendship is founded on their common interest and reciprocal esteem." This joy did not last long because the message took an incredible 16 hours to send as the signal was far too weak. It was thought that electricity travelled immediately but it actually travels in pulses, like waves on the sea. The solution they came up with was to force a higher voltage down the line but this resulted in overloading the cable and stopped it working entirely. They tried numerous solutions which resulted in increasing the size of the cable and the composition of the material and in July 1866 the first clear message was sent but the rate of transmission was still rather slow. However, the project did become profitable as a message could be sent in hours rather than weeks using traditional mail. By the end of the century, there were over a dozen transatlantic cables helped by improvements in cable design. Given Alexandra Graham Bell had invented the telephone, the telegraph line were repurposed to send actual voice signals rather than the pulses generated by Morse code. Morse code was simple because it was a version of binary communication; either on or off. To transmit voice signals, a complex wave form of varying voltage has to be transmitted down the line and power, just like normal speech, deteriorates over time so signal that comes out the other end is simply not strong enough. It’s like shouting at someone across a field, the further away they listener is, the lower the volume. To overcome this issue an amplifier is needed. In 1906, American engineer Lee De Forest created a triode. This device could take a small signal and increased the power without changing the signal. In 1912, AT&T had created an amplifier which allowed the east and west coast of America to be connected but it was not practical to run undersea. It wasn’t until the 1950s that reliable undersea amplifiers were built and these were spliced into the cable every 20 miles. In 1955, two cables were laid between America and the UK with one cable for sending the voice and another for receiving. The line could carry 36 telephone conversation at a time using multiplexing – a method used to combine multiple signals. In 1976, the transistor amplifier was deployed which allowed for over 4000 telephone channels at once. 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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 a dog collar, but we can do much of what a vicar can do with some notable talk to ourselves pretty much all the time, and it is wear entirely normal! exceptions. We can’t bless the communion wine and bread; we can’t marry people nor do we baptise anyone. Interestingly enough, we can lead funerals. Other than that we We probably wouldn't go around talking to ourselves out loud in public, but there is an ongoing conversationpreach, lead worship, prayer and mid-week groups and we are involved in the running of the church. I think call it an inner dialogue, inner voice or stream of consciousnessthata we take us throughout our days… I wonder of it as being a bit like being deputy head with of a school.

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I am writing this month because, as you may or may not know, the Rev. Kelvin and Jane Taylor left St. Mark’s

the end of May. They had been with us for nine years and we are sad to see them go. Many exciting We might not think that we pay much attention toatour inner chatter, but anyone who has stopped to listen to its voice things have happened in the church and community under their leadership. for long enough, and particularly those- like me- who have received therapeutic support for issues such as anxiety or For example- we have started a messy church (very informal craft, food, a short depression, will know that our inner dialogue can be very powerful. It gives us a sense of who we are, what and who we celebration and lots of fun for families of all ages 2.30pm -5pm every third Saturday); like and don't like and informs us about our place in the world. What ‘hear’ and tell ourselves on the inside we havewe started doing the fabulous ‘Open the Book’ assemblies for the shapes Y4’s in the junior and school;for started Saturday Saint Mark’s (2ndcan Saturday of the month but from our feelings, our attitudes, our responses and our actions- for good bad. Our@inner voice be positive, 9:30am) which is an informal chance to learn such things as your ancestry, try flower sometimes it can be incredibly inaccurate and unhelpful.

arranging go for walks or bike rides round Kempshott or find out about various things to do with IT or further Wesociety, have employed Outreach Worker andpast renovated Since so much of the way in which we think is influenced ouranpeers and our experiences, we may wonder our kitchen at church – if you have ever used the old kitchen at St. if it is even possible to get a more balanced and wider view of ourselves and of life in general. Mark’s you know what state it was in! All of this and much more Are we able to take a step back from the internal chatter to get a better perspective? Having found myself ‘stuck’ in my thinking in my late twenties, under Kelvin’s leadership. my search led me to find a different conversation partnerand not Aslong I gave Kelvin and Jane are offjust on a anyone. well-deserved holidaymyself to their some space, I recognised favourite place-to thebe Greek islands. We wish them well,God. as I am sure another ‘voice’ or ‘presence’ alongside my own, that I knew my divine creatormany of you do also.

Inviting God, who knows me better than I know myself and loves me abundantly, into that inner conversation, is for me It is a time of change and transition for them and for the church. the essence of personal prayer. I can only begin to describe the difference it It may well be a time of change and transition for you too. You may be changing job; maybe moving house; has made my life. The presence of God has transformed me beyond anything having a new baby; getting married; leaving home for the first time to go to university or to travel. There that I could have done for myself- bringing healing old wounds, helping mayto also be some less pleasant changes happening in your life- divorce, unemployment, bereavement. me to let go of past hurts, giving me a deep senseInof purpose and identity, the church’s year, the weeks just gone still form part of the ‘Easter Season’. It was a time of transition and challenging me at times but speaking to me alwayschange with and kindness. for love Jesus’ disciples too. They had travelled around the country with Jesus, listening to him teach and preach, watching him do that miracles healings. But they hadn’t quite understood ‘what he was really about.’ We are still in a long conversation, God and I, but already I know itand has changed me for the better on the inside for sure, On and this hasand changed my after that they met the risen Lord Jesus, and during this time, Easter Sunday on many occasions before He ascended to heaven, they began to understand all that He was teaching and explaining to them responses and actions towards others. about God and about how much He loves each and every one of us. They finally did begin to comprehend

‘what He wasprayers really about.’ There are many types of prayer- like those ‘emergency’ we pray, HO ME ST E A involve DS R O A D , eating. K E M PSH O TTThis B AS Iis NGimportant S TO K E , R G2 2 5because QL and the prayers we offer on behalf of others- but at the heart of prayer is appearances a Many of what are called resurrection in the Bible it OT HofEghostly R , Bapparition. ABY us that the This risen Jesus had aisreal physical body -he wasn’tM some kind relationship with God- a God who invites us into tells dialogue. God the Group Often the deaddisciples didn’t theToddler same but different.’ The best analogy of one who we celebrate at Easter raising Jesus from the whoimmediately has therecognize Jesus-‘he was& this is whenwith maybeus! you have had your hair done or get new glasses. Often people comment that there is power to create new possibilities and new conversationsg

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healthy snacks. If you're wondering about any of this, why not try praying yourself? During this transition period, JesusTry appeared to his disciples in pairs, groups and once to 500 people in one go. This tells us that Jesus’ resurrection praying for a week and see what happens… you could try praying this: ‘God,appearances couldn’t have been a hallucination. It is unlikely that 2 3 people, let alone have had the same hallucination! if you are there, and I'm not sure you are, but if youorare, I want to 500 getwould to know Transition is unsettling and often make us feel ill at ease - It was for the disciples, it is for us at St. Mark’s you.’ and it may well be for you. We wonder, “What we’ll do?” and “How TERM we will Jesus promised to TIMEmanage?” ONLY

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