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The Editor Kempshott Under 5s Preschool Kempshott Junior School

Page 5: Poetry Corner Page 10/11: Conservation News Page 12: Inspero Support network Page 13: Phillips Solicitors Page 14/15: Top 10 tips for self growth

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NOTES As I’m writing this month’s article, we have come to the end of another week in lockdown, but maybe by the time

you get to read it, the government may have given us some light at the end of the tunnel. We all need something to look forward to. Like many of you, I’m working from home, but as an Administrator on the Alert/Ourwatch National NW system, I was requested by them to do additional work, to undertake a training course and pass an examination for “Data Protection Essentials: GDPR edition” which includes any changes for Brexit. I’m pleased to report that I passed, enabling me to continue with that part of my Voluntary NW work. Hopefully you will have seen the Alert updates from the Neighbourhood Police Team Sergeant Trevor Taylor and PCSO Debbie Doherty, where with other updates, they thank the majority of residents for their co-operation and welcoming approaches. One item that has just come to me is the theft of a catalytic converter from a vehicle on the Flowers estate, so be warned that despite lockdown, these criminals are still about. As in many other parts of the country, a minority are not playing by the rules and are being Anti-Social. On behalf of the police, may I remind people that your one hour exercise should not be in groups unless from the same household, cycling should not be aggressive and must be confined to designated cycle paths. Motor cycles being ridden around local parks is questionable as to qualifying as exercise. At all times, however tempting, do not stray off public paths and never trespass into farmers fields. Locally most have new crops growing for the farmers livelyhood and you probably would not like a farmer to trample over your garden. Please be considerate. These actions and more are what the police are trying to deal with by a softly softly approach, but they wil act with the full force of the law on persistent offenders. It is to be expected that at times of public concern, there are those who prey on the vulnerable and elderly. There are many scams going round, so take a look at www.bdnw.org.uk/v3 and the police website at https://www.hampshire.police.uk. where we try to publish as many known issues as possible. You can report issues on the police website as an alternative to 101 & also report via Crimestoppers. Please remember that whilst our police have a lot more to keep them busy during lockdown, they still need reports if crimes are witnessed by the community, or you have any information that may add to intelligence, so do please continue to make contact. Scam emails can now be forwarded to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) at its Suspicious Email Reporting Service, using email address report@phishing.gov.uk. You will receive an automated reply with the subject line as “Thank you for reporting a suspicious email” but will not receive any further updates, nor be told of any outcome. I hope that everyone will continue with the Thursday evening ‘Clap for the NHS’ at 8pm and remember that alongside the NHS, Police, Fire Service and loads more partner agencies are still working very hard to help everyone and keep us all safe. Keep Social Distancing.

STAY ALERT; CONTROL THE VIRUS; SAVE LIVES.

For the duration of COVID-19 with my police email not available I’m having to work from home, so please send feedback and comments to brian.adams@bdnw.org.uk which gets forwarded to me so I can respond, but please allow a few days for a reply. Kind regards

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KEMPSHOTT UNDER FIVES PRESCHOOL

E: kempu5@aol.com | www.kempshottunderfives.co.uk | T: 07951 660401 Kempshott Under Fives, along with all schools and preschools, has had its most unusual year ever. We have stayed open to support our key worker families but for the majority of children, we have had to stay in touch via our online means of Tapestry, email, zoom calls and Facebook. We have missed the children so much! Over the last few weeks we have been remotely supporting our children and families with school readiness activities and ideas for outdoor learning to enjoy the weather. We have also been busy in preschool putting in lots of preparations for when we can safely reopen our doors. We are really looking forward to welcoming our children back again, and will be working hard to keep things as fun and normal as possible with the different routines and safety measures that will be implemented. We recently posted a video on our Facebook page of a tour around preschool – we had lots of lovely messages to say how much the children loved seeing inside their preschool again! So if you are looking for a preschool place for the next academic year, please head over to our Facebook page @ Kempshott Under Fives, and take a look at our virtual tour. We are located in St Mark’s Church on Homesteads Road, Kempshott, and are open Monday to Friday 8.30am-3pm during term times (closed Tuesday mornings). We have a wonderful and homely main room to play in and a big garden. We take children from 2 years old until they start primary school and have spaces available from September 2020. If you would like to apply for a space, or if you’d just like to learn a bit more, you are welcome to contact our Manager, Melissa, at kempu5@aol.com. We will send you an application form to register, and will invite you for a viewing in person when we are fully open. Kempshott Under Fives is part of Hatch Warren Under Fives Preschool.

Kempshott Junior School We hope you are all continuing to keep safe and well. It has continued to be a very strange time at school for the staff and children of key workers…not so much excited noise or hustle and bustle. None the less, for those pupils in school fun and learning has been had. For pupils at home, learning tasks had also been set to complete online. Throughout the Easter and half term holidays, school remained open for pupils of key workers and fun was the focus for these holiday periods! Sports, arts, crafts, cinema sessions, pond dipping were just a few of the activities that were enjoyed by staff and pupils. V.E Day was celebrated with arts and crafts, lots of photographs were shared by our families who enjoyed their celebrations at home. Everyone from Kempshott Junior School would like to thank everyone for their hard work and understanding during these difficult times. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone working tirelessly to keep themselves and others safe from harm. During such times we are thankful for things that we used to take for granted and we take time to reflect upon the natural beauty around us within our Kempshott environment. We are really looking forward to school returning to normal during the Summer Term and look forward to seeing everyone soon.

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NHS and Carers & keyworkers, your wings shine so beautifully, We could never thank you enough, truthfully. Let’s all keep strong together, We will overcome and never surrender. To care for the sick and vulnerable, To fight this beast, to be unstoppable. Like a beautiful garden flower trying to grow and flourish, Against the natural elements, that can be perilous. We will pull through together, to protect and help each other, To stand tall and to defeat this monster.

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First they state we must wear masks, then they say we must not The very next time I am asked where it is. I’ll simply say I forgot They’re not sure of what they are doing even though they try their best They should all sit down for a good long chat or maybe just give it a rest This all started out in China, a country of inscrutable morals So are they going to clear it all up, or just sit back on their laurels But have you ever heard of a word that sounded so bizarre It’s more like something we could smoke, or even a brand new car The pity of it all is the loss of life, of people who did no wrong They didn’t even do anything to disturb it. As insidiously it came along The whole world over has no answer we’re just waiting for a cure But when that miracle will happen I know nobody is quite sure We’ll all be happy to get back to our work and put the world to right We’ll not let them see us sitting here on our bums giving up without a fight This isolation has gone on far too long and it’s time to make amends By being industrious and what is more, back to work with our Friends So get this lockdown over ‘cos we’re English through and through We will all do better than before. Let’s show them what we can do!

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This report is being written when we are still in lockdown but hopefully by the time you read it some restrictions will have been lifted. But it is unlikely that everyone will be back to school, college or work so there will still be many of you taking your daily walk across Old Down and Beggarwood and enjoying the early summer species. There seems to be a good number of the usual species of butterflies around – brimstone, small heath, red admiral, large white, speckled wood – to name just a few. Old Down is a recognized site for the small blue, generally around from late May, so do look out for these pretty butterflies. In May a couple of the Group members spotted a few green hairstreak fliting about on the dogwood on Beggarwood. This is not a common butterfly so is a really lovely and exciting sighting. It is not that easy to spot when it is resting as of course being green it blends in with the leaves. Although butterfly species seem to be around in reasonable numbers, this has not been so for moths this year. This spring there has been a significant drop in all moth species. This may be due to the heavy rain early on in the year and the floods at the end of last year, washing away caterpillars and pupa becoming waterlogged in the ground. One of the moth species that we know is found on Old Down is the elephant hawk-moth. This is a very pretty pink moth which lives around and feeds upon rose-bay willow herb. Many people think that all moths are dull brown but this is not so - many species are quite colourful and most have the most intricate patterns on their wings. There are only 59 species of butterflies in the UK but there are just over 2,500 species of moths. Another misconception is that moths eat clothes – only two species do this. PLEASE PLEASE carry on the good practice of picking up your dog’s poo and disposing of it in the bins provided. Also please keep an eye on your dog so that you are aware of what he/she is doing. And further, please do not drop your litter, take it home or put it in the bins provided.

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Work Parties – sadly still none at the moment but hopefully they could be re-starting very soon so please check our website and Facebook page (Old Down and Beggarwood Wildlife Group) for information on when that might be. Please also look at our Facebook page for regular photos of the sites and their wildlife. Internet: www.olddownandbeggarwood.org.uk

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FUZZY DROVE CONSERVATION GROUP Fuzzy Drove has been very busy lately with people taking their “lockdown” exercise. It is really rewarding to see folk enjoying the Drove. Unfortunately some people believe it is a good place to dump garden waste! There is, of course, no enjoyment for anyone walking amongst piles of rubbish. Fuzzy Drove is not a giant compost heap! Please understand that if caught dumping rubbish the Council will prosecute you for fly tipping as it is a criminal offence. If you see anyone leaving rubbish, including garden waste in the Drove or elsewhere please report it via the Basingstoke & Dean website, the Council respond to these reports very quickly. In the last days of April we finally received some much needed rain that really helped our young plants after such a dry warm April and the extra usage of the Drove which had greatly compacted the soil. More……………….


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CONSERVATION NEWS and AND Conservation News for FOR JuneJUNE

Now as we approach the longest day of the year on the 21st June, Fuzzy Drove should be looking very healthy. This is the time of year when insects are most abundant and no doubt our resident bat population will be extremely busy so keep an eye out for them. This is also the month of the dog rose and honeysuckle (both in various locations along the Drove), which scent the air on warm evenings, attracting moths of all sizes. Other insects to look out for at this time of year are the leaf cutter bees who carve circles from leaves to create nests and stag beetles who will be on the prowl in the leaf litter and log piles. Our local hedgehogs seem to be doing well as they have been spotted by a number of our volunteers, they certainly seem to enjoy using the Drove as a highway between the very many different gardens they visit each night. The photo shows two enjoying a meal, with one of them taking a bath in the water dish at the same time! At the time of writing we are still under restrictions as to what we can do, so please check on our website www.fuzzydrove.co.uk or Facebook page to find out if and when any work parties are taking place.

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Conservation in Lockdown It has been a frustrating time, what with spring springing, the fine weather and the restrictions on getting out and about. So the study of nature has largely been restricted to home and the garden. But the weather has certainly encouraged us to get out into the garden, either for gardening, pottering or just relaxing and looking at what is going on. It has been noticeable how many insects have been on the wing this spring. It is difficult to know whether this is a genuine phenomenon due to the unusually warm spell, the wet but mild winter, or because we are out in the garden more. The general consensus is that moths have had very poor start to the year. This is probably because of the wet winter. Over wintering moths can tolerate cold and even freezing conditions better they can the wet. Butterflies do not seem to be been affected quite as much as numbers appear to compare favourably with previous years. Certainly the Orange-tips and Holly Blues have been regular visitors to gardens in our area. When exercising near wooded areas, the St Mark's Flies (Bibionidae) have been most noticeable. These are the medium-sized black flies with the distinctive dangly legs. A sure sign of spring, they start appearing around St Mark's Day, 25th April, and have a quite short flight period from mid-April into May. Some years they can appear in large swarms but this year their numbers have been more modest. There are over fifteen species in the Bibionidae family but only a couple are common and Bibio marci is the one most often seen round here. There appear to be a good number of bumblebees around this year. You may sometimes come across a large queen bee, either dead or very poorly. Spring is the time when the queens are establishing new nests. There is, however, competition from other queens who want to take over a newly established nest. These queens will battle until one is dead or is so badly injured she gives up. The warm spell encouraged us to leave doors and windows open. This allowed a wide range of insects to come into houses where they became trapped and, without food and water, they quickly expired. Because of this, the range of hoverfly species found indoors has been impressive.


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INSPERO SUPPORT NETWORK - COVID 19 Anne and Richard have volunteered to help deliver food to the vulnerable and those self-isolating every week to help Inspero with the distribution across Kempshott, Hatch Warren, Beggarwood, Buckskin and Brighton Hill.

It is a very rewarding task and the families and individuals receiving the food boxes are very grateful. Food boxes are made up from food donations received from the major supermarkets (Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons and Lidl to name a few). These donations are picked up by Inspero volunteers and delivered to the Ridgeway Centre in Buckskin, where they are then packed into boxes ready for delivery. Each box contains items appropriate to the household based on the number of people. Volunteer drivers then collect the parcels from the Ridgeway and deliver them to their intended recipients. All this is done whilst adhering to social distancing rules. In some cases this is the only contact some people have all week. If you are aware of anyone in the above area who is in need of a regular food delivery please call either 07950 686614 or 07545 870660 or email info@inspero.org.uk Other Inspero volunteers are continuing to keep the garden tended at this time and hopefully any fresh fruit and vegetables can be included in the food parcels as they ripen. Grateful thanks must go to all doing sterling work at this time.

MY FIRST MEETING AT THE PROBUS CLUB I arrived at the meeting venue in good time so as not to make a poor impression had I been late. Fortunately my host was waiting for me in the bar (where else?) and introduced me to a number of members standing close by. I was a little nervous at first not really knowing what to expect but everyone was very friendly and welcoming. All were wearing a club tie and lapel pin in their jackets. Oh yes dress code. As it was mid morning and not evening I did not have to wonder if it was a black tie occasion (because I was unsure if my dinner suit would still fit me since my retirement) or, would a lounge suit or jacket and tie be sufficient? I was reassured that my smart jacket and tie seemed to suit the occasion admirably. After a while we were called into the dining room which had several large tables. Oh where do I sit? Anywhere and everywhere was the answer. Wherever there’s a spare seat; after all Probus does not encourage cliques but wants a clear mix of members from one month to another to allow everyone to know each other better. After a short introduction there followed a talk by an outside speaker. On the first occasion the topic was about the Oregon Trail in the USA. Subsequent talks have been about cycling the length of the USA, life observations by someone who naturally enough always saw the funny side of life (and was indeed very funny) and the life and times of a BBC radio reporter. The talks are varied, informative, humorous and always well received. Lunch followed. A traditional English meal was served followed by a dessert. I had chosen the biscuits and cheese as an alternative to the dessert. Conversation flowed and the noise increased with laughter and chatter all around me. I discovered that members were retired having followed a wide variety of careers including bomb disposal, bank note forgery, nuclear science, paper manufacture, motor heads and many other occupations. In turn upon retirement members had devoted their spare time to cruising, holidays, bird watching, playing golf, politics and so on. What an eclectic bunch. After lunch, the President, resplendent in his chain of office, made various announcements of interest to the assembled members including what many considered the most important decision of the meeting – what to eat at the next lunch meeting!! Other announcements followed including details of various trips being organised that would be of interest to members and their partners as well as less formal meetings at various pubs and restaurants being held throughout the year. I made my way home in the early afternoon thinking what great value for money I had enjoyed. For a modest outlay of £25 annual subscription plus £13 a month for the cost of the meal I wondered about the people I had met, the conversations that followed and the interesting and fascinating lives of those around me. For more information about the Probus Club of Basingstoke see www.probusbasingstoke.club

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iving with the threat and constraints of the pandemic is in my view categorically NOT the time for giving in to negativity, weakness, selfishness, and least of all self-pity. While all of us are detrimentally affected in widely varying degrees, I believe it fair to suggest that generally, those of us in the Kempshott Kourier catchment area find ourselves in a genuinely privileged situation compared to most. So my message is that NOW categorically IS the time for each of us to dig deep into our unknown but huge resources of resilience, kindness, altruism, discipline, and energy and reprioritise our lives in service to others near and far, known and unknown.

To be of best service to others however, we need to feel strong and well within ourselves, so here are Ten Tip-Top Tips towards discovering some of our boundless inner potential for good, and cultivating and enhancing who we are. Although I have artificially broken down my tips into three groups for clarity, in real life these are obviously all intrinsically connected.

Group 1: Reset your mind – transform your ‘habitual mindset’

Tip 1 Start and end every day with consciously expressing gratitude for at least three ‘things’ (‘Things’ in the widest sense – any circumstance, factor, material thing, or anyone you acknowledge that you cherish or value.) Take time to reflect on and appreciate them, on how much you would miss their absence. Tip 2 Train yourself daily to STOP the negative From day to day, aim to catch yourself instantly when negative thoughts or emotions arise or you are about to ‘have a moan’: work on STOPPING yourself BEFORE articulating or processing the thought, or allowing negative emotion to set in. Abundant research explains how nipping unhelpful thoughts and/ or emotions in the bud can PREVENT or REVERSE habitual negative thinking/emotional response, and in turn ensuing detrimental internal (notably neuroendocrine) effects1 Tip 3 Train yourself daily to turn the negative into positive Cultivate Tips 1 and 2 above daily: a) develop your awareness of the countless elements of daily life to be grateful for, to appreciate, to find joy in, and keep consciously acknowledging these to yourself and verbalising them to others. b) turn each ‘aborted’ negative thought, ‘moan’, or emotion on its head, by counter-thinking of a greater positive, for instance: you are dreading the thought of again queuing outside a grocery shop for ‘ages’. Switch this to a grateful thought for all those who are making shopping possible, and for the blessing our stores are generally well stocked compared to many other parts of the world. Tip 4 Rediscover the natural world through the eyes of a child Take notice, and pause, to absorb the countless wonders around you, so often taken for granted: immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, scents, even textures of the natural world at every opportunity. Follow a bee, ant, beetle, or other insect for a few minutes and be astounded at their skill and tireless, rigorous work ethic! With daily perseverance, these tips will over time lift your spirits and enhance your awareness and appreciation of life, continue to fuel positive thoughts, emotions, and energy, giving you improved serenity and resilience to benefit others.

Group 2: Enhance your fitness (*) – capitalise on the lockdown restrictions The current C-19-driven exercise limitations may be of little or no consequence to those for whom running, jogging, walking, and/or cycling are the choice sport. But the impact on those reliant on group/team/class-based activities is likely to be far greater both in terms of preferred fitness training format, and the accompanying social context. If this resonates with you, here are a few ideas to spice up your daily outing and surprise yourself in the process! (*) If you have any underlying health issues or if in any doubt, please consult your relevant medical practitioner before changing your exercise regime. Tip 5 Introduce variety and challenges into your daily exercise Introduce repeated bursts of intensity or variety in your walk, jog, or run, for example: Choose a distance – for instance between two or more lamp posts, trees, or other landmarks – to either: • Speed up your pace, exaggeratedly lengthen your stride and swing your arms, or • Raise your knees, or • Walk/run on your toes, or • Make up anything else will raise your heart rate. Incorporate simple exercises at chosen landmarks, such as: • Mini squats or lunges (avoid bending your back), if possible raising your arms or swinging them together to one same side. • Mini press-ups against a wall, back of a bench, large tree trunk, etc. Holding onto a tree, lamp post, fence, swing one leg backwards and forwards, or swing your knee upwards, without dropping your chest or bending the trunk. • Standing with your feet wide apart, knees bent as necessary, bending forward, alternately reaching for your right toes


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with your left hand and vice-versa, gradually accelerating as much as you can. Focus on shifting your bodyweight from one leg to the other to engage important trunk and buttock muscles. Take care on straightening up when you finish as you may feel light- headed. • If your outdoor exercise includes other household members, use the above ideas for a little light- hearted competition! Tip 6 Make up your own home gym from scratch If you feel too self-conscious to try Tip 5 ‘in public’, create a small workout space at home – the garden is the obvious choice if you have one – and if necessary walk/hop/jog on the spot instead of over distance. • Use household structures and objects to create exercise equipment, such as bannisters or window sills for chest presses, elasticated luggage hooks or redundant bike inner tubes for arm/leg resistance work, doorways for hand support, filled water bottles, food tins, or old bricks for weights, and so on. Tip 7 Set yourself specific, defined goals, and monitor your progress Drawing from all the previous tips, set yourself goals, working backwards from your prime aims: • One or more long-term goals (say, six to twelve months) • Two or three ‘stepping-stone’ medium-term goals necessary to achieve your long-term one(s) (say, bi-monthly) • Three or more short-term goals essential to get you started. • Devise ways in which you can measure and monitor your progress, and stick with the plan, specially when obstacles arise, as they inevitably will – this is part of the challenge to enhance your determination. Take encouragement from and find motivation in your achievements. Group 3: A time for altruism and compassion… However adversely we may be affected by the pandemic, it is sadly not difficult to know of so many people and communities whose plight is infinitely worse than ours. Though understandable, feelings of helplessness in the face of the enormity of this calamity are of no benefit to anyone. Instead, each of us CAN, and I personally believe have a moral duty, to bring about positive change, however small. Tip 8: Commit to ‘doing your bit’ Consider your specific circumstances, strengths, and skills, and find ways to channel these into one or more interventions that will make a difference. Can you involve others in your household, or other people (remotely of course) in your scheme? Examples may include: • Volunteering for the NHS (there are ‘remote-only’ options for at-risk volunteers, such as telephone support) • Joining local community support/food bank groups (four our area: Email: catherine@Inspero.org.uk Website: www. inspero.org.uk Support: www.localgiving.com/Inspero) • Checking on/keeping in touch with/assisting vulnerable neighbours • Keeping in touch with/giving time over the phone to lonely relatives, friends, colleagues, etc. • Donating funds, non-perishable food/drink, and/or practical items such as personal hygiene/care products for healthcare workers (so they can shower at work) and/or destitute people/families • If you have the technology: making and donating PPE equipment for local healthcare institutions • Other options unique to your specific talents and experience – think creatively! • *** POSSIBLY (I am enquiring at the time of writing – TBC) donating old IT equipment for disadvantaged children to be able to study electronically *** Tip 9: Initiate reconciliation Falling out with a relative, friend, colleague, or neighbour is sadly not uncommon, often over relatively petty matters which at the time seemed important, more rarely over COMPLETE COMPUTER CONSULTANCY very serious issues morality, trust, or even law. The ensuing isolation or deliberate avoidance can be painful and far-reaching – affecting others – and lead to profound regret, irrespective of apportionment of blame, which can far outweigh the original dispute, but all too often both parties are too proud to initiate an apology or offer of reconciliation. Perhaps the never has been, and never will, a better opportunity in our lifetimes to reach out to someone we perceive to have wronged us, and ES extend a hand of forgiving warmth. If this strikes a chord with you… why not PRIC AT TART S make the first move? 0 Tip 10: Bring all ten tips together into a lasting, enhanced way of life – beyond C-19! Our Planet in general and humankind in particular are in great need of a kinder, more compassionate, thoughtful, altruistic, humane, respectful of nature, people. Let each of us make sure we are a part of creating that more generous world.

Wishing you enjoyment, fulfilment, and continued good health!

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Should matters progress to contested financial remedy proceedings, while a Court is not bound by a separation agreement, in practice, its terms will usually be upheld if:(a) Both parties sought independent legal advice upon the terms of the separation agreement; (b) Both parties were transparent and had given full and frank financial disclosure to one another; and (c) The agreement was fundamentally fair and reasonable in all circumstances.

2. Supporting personal beliefs - some parties may not want to divorce for religious, personal or cultural reasons. A separation agreement may be an appropriate compromise where the parties believe the marriage is at an end, but do not wish to obtain a divorce. 3. Ability to retain benefits that are lost on divorce - some benefits, such as cover under medical insurance policies, life insurance policies and pensions, are not available once couples divorce. These benefits are often still available where the parties are separated as they remain married. 4. Flexibility - a separation agreement can contain provisions or deal with issues that are beyond the scope of the Court's jurisdiction, which makes them very flexible. 5. Halfway house - some couples may feel that the marriage is close to ending, but are not emotionally ready to divorce. A separation agreement is a helpful first step towards divorce from which the parties are able to row back if they wish. 6. Potential for reconciliation - as the marriage still exists, the couple can decide to reconcile at a later stage should they wish to do so. Therefore, parties should give careful consideration as to how they wish to deal with matters on the breakdown of a marriage. Leaving matrimonial matters in limbo may seem easier for- April the2009 moment, but that is not The Rabbiter the solution and may prove to cause difficulties in the future. Therefore, secure your future by dealing with your issues in the present.

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SKIN CARE DURING LOCKDOWN By Emma, Beauty Manager at Beechdown

Chances are your beauty regime has suffered some changes, isolation has thrown all your regular beauty appointments and your routine has changed. So I am here to answer some all-important skin care questions and offer you my professional but simple advice. I hope this will make you feel a little more comfortable about yourself during these uncertain times. How can I give my skin some protection and do I need to bother as I’m indoors most of the time? Absolutely, yes! Protection is one of the most important things you can do for your skin to protect against ageing, sun damage, general pollution and even skin cancers. Your skin may not be exposed to as much daily pollution at the moment. Which is great, but all this extra time glued to your phone for some social interaction and the hours at computer screens taking part in your friends’ quizzes on zoom can actually cause free radical damage to your skin. I recommend using a product that contains a high level of antioxidants to help blast away free radical damage. It also possesses super anti-ageing properties! Of course, the number 1 product you should be using every day is SPF (Sun Protection Factor). We’re all grateful for the extra sunshine at this time of year. Our daily walks and time spent in the garden are so much better than they would have been a month or so ago. But you will be exposed to the sunlight even more than usual! Did you know that UVA light can even penetrate through a window so you’re still at risk to sun damage that causes premature ageing and even skin cancers. Make sure you are using a broad-spectrum sun cream – this will protect your skin against UVA and UVB lights. I shouldn’t be touching my face too much right now, how can I be more hygienic with my skin at this time? It goes without saying that you must wash your hands thoroughly before applying your skincare products. But I have another great tip for being extra vigilant with skin hygiene. Something to add to the must-do list: Give all of your make up brushes a good clean! Micro-organisms like bacteria and viruses can live on moist surfaces and data has shown that make up brushes can be a breeding ground for pathogens! Why not get in to the habit of making this a regular job, if you don’t have a gentle make up brush cleaning solution at home, your usual dishwashing detergent will do the job. For make-up sponges and beauty blenders, pop them in a sock and into the washing machine and they will come out brand new! My skin is breaking out at the moment, why!? There could be many reasons due to a change in lifestyle and routine but I anticipate the major culprit will be stress. It is a worrying time for everyone at the moment and stress can have a significant impact on our skin. Try to work on your stress levels however difficult this may be. Recognise the things that make you feel calmer and implement these into your day to day routine. Why not use the opportunity while you are at home to reduce the amount of make-up you wear. This will help your skin by keeping your pores open and not clogged up as they can be with most facial products. My top ingredient for acne management is salicylic acid, this will remove the excess oil to reduce break outs.

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My quick face wash and slap of moisturiser isn’t cutting it!! I miss my facials! It’s just not quite the same at home is it?! Along with trying to keep up with a nice, simple, regular routine try implementing the following steps and you will see an extra benefit to your skin while you miss out on your regular facial treatments. ● Double cleanse daily. The first cleanse will remove any make up, dirt and impurities from the surface. The second cleanse will really leave your skin squeaky clean! ● Incorporate a serum before you moisturise. This will add hydration to your skin, giving you a radiant glow. ● Make some time to pamper yourself with a weekly mini facial and enjoy some relaxation. Why not take a bath, light some candles, find a relaxing playlist and dig out all your favourite products! Add in an exfoliation and a face mask for that extra glow!

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The whole team at Beechdown Beauty wishes you well over this very strange period. We can’t wait to get back in to work and welcome you back for all your beauty needs. To any past, present or even future clients I hope you have enjoyed my lockdown skincare tips! If you have enjoyed reading my advice or have any further beauty related questions I can help with, or just to check in for a chat I would love to hear from you! Feel free to drop me an email to beautymanager@beechdonwn.co.uk Stay home and stay safe,

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Sainsbury’s in the Community Sainsbury’s continues to assist across our communities within the Borough. We’re working closely with the team at Basingstoke Voluntary Action (BVA), to assist the food hubs which have been set up.Together with our Retail Events Team, we’re able to source bulk orders for the hubs. This has helped to reduce the number of trips being made by volunteers across all supermarkets, in the search for food. Colleagues at our Depot in Houndmills, are also regularly donating food to BVA, for distribution to the food hubs. Feeding the Nation Our operations at the store and online, continue to develop and improve every day. As at the time of writing – 15th May – our Online Delivery service has doubled, within the last four weeks. We’re close to delivering 400 orders every day from the store at Kempshott, including doubling the number of available delivery slots and collection slots for our Click and Collect Service in the car park. Indeed, we are now offering the Click and Collect food collection at our store in Tadley.

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Some waste and recycling services in Basingstoke and Deane are set to resume from next week as staffing levels begin to stabilise following the COVID-19 outbreak. Bulky waste and garden waste collections will be reintroduced in phases as part of a plan agreed by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Hart District Council, working with bin contractor Serco. The staggered approach will see those services requiring the fewest staff brought back online first to ensure the existing waste, recycling and clinical waste services can be maintained for the duration of the pandemic. Waste collections, which were reduced to a fortnightly collection on Monday 20 April and have the biggest impact on staffing, will remain on the current collection schedule until both the council and Serco are confident the weekly service can be sustained by the crews during the pandemic. Bookings for the council’s bulky waste collection service will go live on Tuesday 26 May, with collections starting the following week. Residents can request a booking online at www.basingstoke.gov.uk/bulkywaste Deliveries of bins and glass containers to residents who have requested them, will also start from this date. Following the suspension of the service in March, garden waste customers will see a return to their fortnightly collection service from mid-June. All existing customers will receive a letter advising them of the start date and information regarding the extension of their annual subscription. No new customers can be accepted to the service at this time but this will be reviewed. Monitoring of the services and staffing numbers affected by self-isolation will continue to take place. If a reliable service cannot be maintained or if waste, recycling or clinical waste services are affected, these services could be suspended again. Cabinet Member for Environment and Enforcement Cllr Hayley Eachus said: “During this crisis we have had to take difficult decisions to suspend or reduce services including bulky waste and garden waste collections to protect our bin crews, lower the risk of spreading the virus and allow our crews to focus all their efforts on delivering a reliable and sustainable waste, recycling and clinical waste service for the duration of the pandemic. “We have been closely monitoring staffing levels and planning how we can resume these services for our residents. We have now set out a phased approach for the reintroduction of services, bringing back those requiring fewer crews first to cope with fluctuations in staffing caused by periods of self isolation. “We have to take a cautious approach to ensure we can continue to deliver our existing core waste, recycling and clinical waste services. We are not yet in a position to reinstate our weekly waste collection but are monitoring this closely and will restore this service as soon as it is safe to do so.” Cllr Eachus said: “This has been an incredibly challenging time for everyone and I would like to thank our bin crews again for their tremendous hard work during this crisis. I would also like to thank our residents for their understanding and ongoing support and apologise for the disruption to our services during this time. I am pleased we are in a position to bring back most of the services that our residents really value and this will be a huge relief to many I am sure.” For more information on the services and frequently asked questions visit https://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/covid-19bins-and-recycling People can sign up to our residents’ eNewsletter at www.basingstoke.gov.uk/signup and follow @BasingstokeGov on Facebook or Twitter.


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WORKING FROM HOME…FOREVER?

As we continue with the current lockdown, some people have returned to work whilst others either remain on furlough or working from home. However, moving forward, it’s become apparent that more companies are happy for their employees to work from home. I’ve read quite a few articles recently that have said that companies are now considering closing offices and enabling everyone to work from home. One marketing company said it would be closing its office down which translates to a 10% saving in overheads. They conduct most meetings from Zoom and when they can get together, they plan to hire a hotel conference room for their monthly “brainstorming” meetings. Perhaps the most high-profile company to potentially make the switch is Barclays as they have around 70,000 of their 80,000 employees working from home with just a handful of the 7,000 who usually work in Canary Wharf, London, coming into the office. This make their large HQ rather redundant which might save them millions a year in rent, IT, etc. They will already set aside £2.1billion to prepare for loans expected to turn sour as businesses fail. Twitter, the social media giant, has told staff that they can work from home "forever" if they wish as its work-from-home measures during the lockdown have been a success. Facebook and Google have also said they will let employees continue working from home for the rest of the year. The initial concerns from businesses over working from home was that productivity would drop but a report from the US by Valoir found that productivity only dropped by around 1%. Those working from home with children reported a slightly larger decrease in productivity of 2 percent. Interestingly, the largest decrease in productivity was reported by those working alone (without other adults or children in the home), who saw an average decrease in productivity of 3 percent. This was mainly because of distractions from social media. The average workday was actually around 9.75 hours, and this is probably because the number one concern was around job security. That said, the US has a different system in place to deal with the current situation as the Job Retention Scheme (JRS), or furlough, has meant that many UK workers are more than happy to sit at home and get paid. The question many people have is how sustainable is the current situation? The current government subsidies for the JRS and Bounce Back Loans is costing the government around £14 billion every month! That’s the size of the NHS budget, the biggest recipient of tax spending along with pension funding. There’s also the impact on support businesses in and around workplaces. If you take the average commuter, there are a raft of intangible costs. Petrol to travel to work, train fairs and maybe the odd bunch of flowers or pasty from the petrol station. For example, since lockdown, I’ve not filled up with petrol in 3 months. I usually go through a tank of petrol each month. Train commuters typically pay for parking and there’s the odd purchase from the food and drinks trolley. You then have the lunch business from sandwich shops or cafes. After work, especially on Friday, there might be a visit to the pub for a quick drink…or a long one. In addition, the office space needs servicing with air conditioning engineers, photocopier engineers, cleaning staff and general maintenance staff. These are all jobs that will reduce significantly as a result of home working. One cost benefit for employers is the cash saving but home workers still have costs. Most people are using their own home PCs, home phone lines and home broadband but does your employers reimburse you. There are also other costs to consider like heating and electricity as well as tea, coffee or milk. The good news is that from 6 April 2020 your employer can pay you up to £6 a week (£26 a month) to cover your additional costs if you have to work from home. You may be able to claim tax relief for some of the bills you have to pay because you have to work at home on a regular basis but you cannot claim tax relief if you choose to work from home. You can only claim for things to do with your work, for example, business telephone calls or the extra cost of gas and electricity for your work area. Health and Safety is important too. Employers have the same health and safety responsibilities for home workers as for any other workers. Your employer must ensure you have a safe working environment and are required, by law, to carry out a suitable and sufficient risk assessment of all the work activities carried out by you under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. They must ensure your workstation, space, lighting, flooring, ventilation, desk, chair, computer, data security, relevant insurance, electrical installation in compliance with BS7671 17TH edition (with part P for and domestic installations) and anything else required for you to work safely and effectively. Health and safety also covers mental health; particularly important for home worker because of the risks of isolation or failure to take proper breaks. Data protection is also paramount. The GDPR laws went into effect earlier this year and businesses are still responsible for keeping customer data safe and secure. This is a lot harder when customer data could be shared over insecure medium like email or worse still, social media messaging apps like WhatsApp or Facebook messenger. Home PCs can also lack the security required to meet GDPR and that’s without taking into consideration that most home users are using WiFi shared with other uncontrolled devices in the home. Moving forward, I suspect the future gives businesses the opportunity to become more open and flexible about working arrangements.

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I WONDER WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU EXPERIENCED SOMETHING THAT CHANGED YOUR LIFE? Transition & Transformation

Hello. My name is Debbie Veel. I am one of the Licensed Lay Ministers (LLM’s or Readers as they are sometimes known) at St. Mark’s church. LLM’s are not ordained, so we don’t wear a dog collar, but we can do much of what a vicar can do with some notable 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 preach, lead worship, prayerIand mid-week groups know and we are involved the runningIof the church. I think school in Tanzania. didn’t really what toinexpectof it as being a bit like being a deputy head of a school.

During my twenties I went to teach at a primary had grown up with a particular view of Africa, and it wasn’t long after the genocide in Rwanda. I wanted to do some I amanticipated writing this monthwas because, as you maywhole or may notexperience know, the Rev. Kelvin and Jane Taylor left St. Mark’s good, and I hope that I did, but what I hadn’t really how the would change me and at the end of May. They had been with us for nine years and we are sad to see them go. Many exciting alter my perspective on life. I witnessed great poverty, but also real wealth: frustration and corruption but also real things have happened in the church and community under their leadership. community spirit and great generosity. When I returned to the UK I was aware that despite having far more choice, as a For example- we have started a messy church (very informal craft, food, a short society we were often far less joyful. I was not the same person that had left home two years earlier, and it changed the celebration and lots of fun for families of all ages 2.30pm -5pm every third Saturday); decisions that I made and the way in which I approached the future. we have started doing the fabulous ‘Open the Book’ assemblies for the Y4’s in the junior school; started Saturday @ Saint Mark’s (2nd Saturday of the month from

I’m sure that there have been other life-changing moments for me since... good and others lessas so. There try was a 9:30am) which issome an informal chance to learn such things your ancestry, flower arranging go for walks bike rides round Kempshott or find out at about various things with IT orways further period of time, shortly after returning from Tanzania, when myorhead teacher bullied me work, and toindo some education. We have employed an Outreach Worker and renovated this changed me too. I suppose the measure of these times of change in the long term is what we choose to do with the our kitchen at church – if you have ever used the old kitchen at St. experiences- how they continue to shape the peopleMark’s we are. Have they you know what state made it was in! us All angry of this andand muchbitter, more untrusting of others and Kelvin’s leadership. curled inwards, or have they opened up our eyes tounder others and helped us to see new possibilities ahead?

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Kelvin and Jane are off on a well-deserved long holiday to their We have all been caught up in something that has changed our lives in these past few months. We will all have experienced favourite place- the Greek islands. We wish them well, as I am sure and responded to its challenges in different ways- many sometimes feeling a whole variety of different responses to it on the of you do also. same day! There are of course practical things that need to be donepeople to care for and day-to-day activities that still It is a time of change and transition for them and for the church. need to continue, but I wonder how this time will shape us in the long term. Will we have different priorities? Will some of It may well be a time of change and transition for you too. You may be changing job; maybe moving house; the things we have developed over this time help ushaving to find new patterns of life? Will it change the way we travel, exercise, a new baby; getting married; leaving home for the first time to go to university or to travel. There work, spend money and spend time with our families? Will it change how wehappening are involved local community? may also be some less pleasant changes in your life-with divorce,our unemployment, bereavement. the church’sthat year, our the weeks just gone still form part of the ‘Easter Season’. It was a time of transition and And on a wider front I wonder if it will change theInpeople culture valuesI hope so- and whether we will pay change for Jesus’ disciples too. They had travelled around the country with Jesus, listening to him teach and attention to the way in which our natural environment has responded with a sense of relief to this time. Will it change the preach, watching him do miracles and healings. But they hadn’t quite understood ‘what he was really about.’ nature of British politics or the way in which we vote at the next general election? On Easter Sunday and on many occasions after that they met the risen Lord Jesus, and during this time,

before He ascended to heaven, began to understand all as thatindividuals, He was teaching and to them Our politicians have been talking about the ‘new normal’but what willthey that mean for usasexplaining families, as about God and about how much He loves each and every one of us. They finally did begin to comprehend a local community? As many people have already observed, the old normal was not working for a lot of people and we ‘what He was really about.’ have to potential to uncover new possibilities ahead... For us at St Mark’s, this time of change has meant that our building Many of what are called resurrection appearances in the Bible involve eating. This is important because it has been closed, but as a church we are still present and activevarious community support initiatives and tells us that the risen involved Jesus had a realin physical body -he wasn’t some kind of ghostly apparition. continuing to gather via an online service each week. Often the disciples didn’t immediately recognize Jesus-‘he was the same but different.’ The best analogy of

is when maybe you have had your hair done or get new glasses. Often people comment that there is In these past few weeks we’ve been reflecting on the this people who were part of the very first church and how they responded ‘something a bit different about you’ but they cannot quite place their finger on it. to the things that happened to them- their successes and their challenges. The first followers of Jesus needed to work out During this transition period, Jesus appeared to his disciples in pairs, groups and once to 500 people in one the best way to share the love and the hope of life with God with those around them, and that’s what the church is still go. This tells us that Jesus’ resurrection appearances couldn’t have been a hallucination. It is unlikely that 2 trying to do, even now. I’m sure that there are things that will lifesame together as a church community too, or 3 people, let alonechange 500 would in haveour had the hallucination! and we trust that God will show us the way forward as we work out our part in the ‘new normal’ being something that Transition is unsettling and often make us feel ill at ease - It was for the disciples, it is for us at St. Mark’s is good news for everyone. and it may well be for you. We wonder, “What we’ll do?” and “How we will manage?” Jesus promised to send his disciples a ‘helper’, which we call the Holy Spirit, to guide & support them and enable them to

If this life-changing experience has prompted questions you we can help you to explore, please do ask... if there are managein and find athat way through. practical needs you have or prayer support that you would like, then do let us know. If you have lost a loved one during this time and would like to have an opportunity to remember them, then please do get in touch. My prayer for our community is that this experience will, in the long term, change our lives for good, open up our eyes to others and help us to see new possibilities ahead.

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There you will find children’s stories, activities plus our services and sermons all available to download or watch.

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

at the of May. They had been forknow nine years are sad to see themingo.anyway. Many exciting Even though we are not meeting in the building we areendstill available – dowith letusus ifand wewecan help you things have happened in the church and community under their leadership. Also, assistance is available from the following groups from our main page For example- we have started a messy church (very informal craft, food, a short https://www.saintmarks.org.uk/welcome.htm celebration and lots of fun for families of all ages 2.30pm -5pm every third Saturday); Basingstoke Covid-19 Community Support | The Kempshott Notice Board | Inspero Support we have started doing the fabulous ‘Open the Book’ assemblies for the Y4’s in the

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

Kempshott Methodist Church Kempshott Lane

www.basingstokereadingmethodists.uk/churches/kempshott

Kelvin and Jane are off on a well-deserved long holiday to their

"We have been running our Sunday Service at 10.30 as an favourite placethe interactive Greek islands. Weexperience wish them well, as I am sure of you dopeople also. for a few weeks. It has proved very welcome and many we have from Reading and It is acan time of change and transition andsee for the church. as far as Telford taking part in the Service. Everyone participate and for wethem can may well be a time of change and transition for you too. You may be changing job; maybe moving house; and interact with each other during the service. Ithaving a new baby; getting married; leaving home for the first time to go to university or to travel. There

also be some less pleasant changes happening in your life- divorce, unemployment, bereavement. An off-shoot of this has been a fellowship meeting may every Wednesday morning. We discuss and pray about both personal In the church’s year, the weeks just gone still form part of the ‘Easter Season’. It was a time of transition and and global issues. The pre lockdown fellowship was once a month, but this format has proved so valuable in these change for Jesus’ disciples too. They had travelled around the country with Jesus, listening to him teach and preach, watching him do miracles healings. But was really about.’ isolating times that it has been established for each week. People get aandchance to they talkhadn’t to quite eachunderstood other ‘what andhepartake in a and on many occasions after that they met the risen Lord Jesus, and during this time, fellowship that breaks into what, for some, can beOnaEaster longSunday week. before He ascended to heaven, they began to understand all that He was teaching and explaining to them about God and about how much He loves each and every one of us. They finally did begin to comprehend ‘what He was really about.’

Interested? It's easy to join us, please contact Colin on 468969 or through fb kempsottmethodistchurch for information."

St Joseph's Catholic Church

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

Often the disciples didn’t immediately recognize Jesus-‘he was the same but different.’ The best analogy of

this is when maybe you have had your hair done or get new glasses. Often people comment that there is South Ham, Basingstoke ‘something a bit different about you’ but they cannot quite place their finger on it.

Fr Chris Whelan and Fr. Gaston, Joseph's will beappeared live streaming Sunday at to10.00 amin one Duringat thisStransition period, Jesus to his disciples every in pairs, groups and once 500 people go. This tells us that Jesus’ resurrection appearances couldn’t have been a hallucination. It is unlikely that 2 Via website and/or YouTube orwww.stjosephsbasingstoke.org.uk 3 people, let alone 500 would have had the same hallucination! unsettling and often us feel ill ease - Itunless was for the disciples, it is for us at St. Mark’s I believe this will continue toTransition apply isfor the next 2 make months atat least, and it may well be for you. We wonder, “What we’ll do?” and “How we will manage?” Jesus promised to the situation improves earlier. send his disciples a ‘helper’, which we call the Holy Spirit, to guide & support them and enable them to manage and find a way through.

3 MUST HAVE TOOLS TO BEGIN DIETING

I have spoken a lot about “just getting started” recently “A year ago from now you will wish you had started today” Yeah, yeah Steph, I get that, but I don’t know WHERE to start?! Here are 3 things you need to begin your weight loss journey: 1. Decide You’re Ready A half-hearted investment will lead to half-hearted results. If you can’t commit to eating a portion of veggies with each meal. Come back to this article when the answer is yes 2. Set Realistic Goals Find your deep, emotional attachment to your motivation to succeed. If you are lacking direction, you’re starting at a disadvantage. And you’ll likely talk yourself out of succeeding this way eventually! 3. Believe in yourself You’ve probably lost all faith in dieting because you have failed so many times. If you don’t believe in yourself, truly 100% believe, you will self-sabotage. If not this week, then a month or two down the line

Believe to achieve! If you have got this far, you’re probably still waiting for the nutritional advice that is going to transform your world. As much as my passion and education evolves around food and nutrition. If your head is not in the right space, any nutritional advice I give is going in one ear and out the other! A different swing of advice this month. But I wouldn’t talk about it unless it was key to your success . If you're interested in losing weight without it affecting your lifestyle or are interested in daily FREE nutrition advice

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Any other nutrition related questions, please feel free to ask

Steph

You can find me here: Facebook: @foodislifeuk Instagram: foodislife.uk Website: www.foodislifeuk.com Email: foodislifeuk@gmail.com


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USEFUL CONTACTS

LOCAL SURGERY Acorn Health Partnership St Andrew's Centre,Western Way, Basingstoke Tel: (01256) 324666 Beggarwood Surgery Broadmere Road, Basingstoke Tel: 01256 396500 CHURCHES St Marks Church Office Tel: 840502 (Weekdays 9am - 1pm) Email: office@saintmarks.org.uk www.saintmarks.org.uk Kempshott Methodist Church Revd Valerie Fisher tel 0118 983 4793 General enquiries 01256 468969 Sunday Morning Worship at 10.30am St Andrews Methodist Church, Western Way Office 816173 St. Joseph’s R.C. Church St. Michael’s Road, South Ham 323595 The Salvation Army Corps, Church and Comm. Ctr. Wessex Close, RG21 3NP 01256 328178 basingstoke@salvationarmy.org.uk CHATTERBOX NURSERY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BOROUGH COUNCILLORS - THE BERG

Cllr Sean Keating – 01256 422969 Email: cllr.s.keating@basingstoke.gov.uk

COUNTY COUNCILLORS

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

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