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made. group We are sad to have to announce that until further notice our Wednesday toddler group will no longer be Two-by-Two toddler running, we would like to thank our dedicated staff for all their hard work while running the group and also to all the parents who attended Christmas with their children over the years.

Messy play Friday Please tell us your friends - On Friday 18th January 2019 we arethings holding messy play between 10-11am where it is now time for to be thinking about Christmas and all the wonderful thisajoyful time of session year brings us, perspective parents in getting and play and about explore withcoming, their children andChristmas have a chat with staffand about theirwechildcare fromcan thecome children excited Santa to all of our theme crafts cooking will be needs. We would love to see you all then. doing. We will also be practicing for our end of term Christmas nativity that will be taking place in mid-December. We would like to wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year. Garden update

We return to pre-school, looking forward to the new term, on Monday 7th January 2019

As autumn is here, the children are enjoying watching how the leaves change colour and getting ready to plant our winter vegetables and watching them grow. The children planted pumpkins earlier in the year that were harvested for Halloween; we also enjoyed pumpkin soup and crusty bread for snack.

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you areves.co.uk interested|inKempshott your child coming join our preschool, are open Monday-Friday www.kempshottIfunderfi UndertoFives is friendly part ofcaring Hatch Warren we Under Fives Preschool. 8am4pm. To contact us please call 01256 323853 or email kellylindas@aol.com or text 07592913953. Kempshott Under Fives is delighted to share the very exciting news that we have been awarded Millie’s Mark. Millie's Mark is awarded as a special endorsement to childcare providers that go above and beyond minimum first aid requirements by having 100% of staff trained in Two by Two parent toddler group paediatric first aid, and also ensuring that everything learned during the course is kept alive and in the forefront of practitioners’ minds so that they are confident, and capable. Under Fives, and 9.45am-11.30am our sister preschool Warren Fives are currently the only Our twoready by two toddler groupKempshott runs on Wednesday mornings termHatch time only in theUnder Kempshott settings within a ten-mile radius to have this award – and we hope our good work inspires other settings in Basingstoke to follow our lead and village hall. There is no need to book just turn up on the day. We provide lots of exciting activities for you and your work towards achieving this fantastic accreditation. It has taken 7 months of hard work to achieve Millie’s Mark. 100% of our staff are first aid child to do together around different themes each week and also include a snack and little story/song time at the trained and Melissa, our Manager, has worked tirelessly to ensure that there is continual first aid training at every staff meeting, she has also end. The group is run by members of staff from the preschool with helpers too all ready to welcome you. introduced new policies and she personally evaluates and reflects on all first aid situations to prevent the same accident happening again. We now have regular danger and hazard drills so that staff are continually educated about keeping children safe and minimizing risks and accidents. We are delighted that our efforts have been rewarded and that we have achieved this incredible award.

More congratulations go to Angela, our Deputy at Kempshott Under Fives. Angela passed her BA (Hons) degree in Childhood Studies with First Class Honours. Now that it’s December we are officially allowed to talk about Christmas. This is always a magical month at Kempshott Under Fives. The children are busy preparing for their big performance; on the last day of term we’ll be having a Christmas singsong for our parents. And of course, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a party, so we’ll be hosting a fun-filled party for our little ones too. This month it’s all about the glitter on the craft tables – we’ll be making lots of sparkly and wintery crafts to take home for parents. Don’t say we didn’t give you a glitter warning! Over the last few weeks we’ve celebrated Diwali, fireworks night, Remembrance Day and Children in Need. We’ve also been looking at nature, and with all the leaves falling the children have loved looking up at all the bird nests in the trees around preschool. We’ve also had lots of sightings of our resident garden squirrel, who the children have named Blaze. Our books last month were great fun – but the winning book of the week was definitely Stick Man. We had a lovely surprise visit from a 'Stick person!' All the children voted at circle time for the gender and name and they came up with 'Steve the Stickman!' Steve had a busy day - he played out in the garden with the children but he had an accident, so the children gave him a cold compress and a big cuddle and filled in an accident form. When Steve got hungry he joined in with snack and then he sat down for a story. After a little rest Steve decided he wanted to dance with Angela… All the children joined in the dancing too! Kempshott Under Fives and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) When we look at the curriculum for our little ones we refer to the EYFS and this sets out what we should be observing a child doing at each stage if they are developing typically for their age. Around the age of 30 to 50 months we observe and encourage the children to join in with dancing games, sing a few familiar songs and tap out repeated rhythms. At this time of year you will hear us singing Jingle Bells...perhaps using bells or Tap Sticks and maybe even dancing around preschool too. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you back at preschool on 7th January 2019.


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Rathbone Pavilion, Church Road, North Waltham, RG25 2BL. Tel: 01256 398172 Hello from all at Cuckoo Meadow Preschool in North Waltham!

Cuckoo Meadow Pre-school We are based in North Waltham village, which is less than 10 minutes’ drive from Kempshott, and is in a beautiful rural setting. Cuckoo Meadow Pre-School offers a warm, friendly and stimula environment for children aged 2 yrs 9 months up to rising 5 year o The children who attend come from within the village and the surrounding areas including Oakley, Dummer, Hatch Warren, The Pre-school is situated in an enviable location in the heart of N Waltham village,the just 10short minutes drive from Kempshott. It has play Kempshott and Beggarwood and all agree the location and wonderful caring staff mean it is more than worth journey. suitable for outside play in the winter months as well as access to the Park and playing field in the summer. It has a fantastic team of esta Please contact Jo or Fiona to come and see for yourself. and qualified staff who will be happy to show you around or answe

questions you have regarding the pre-school or forthcoming events.

contact Jo or Fiona on 01256 398172, email The children have been kept busy with all things autumnal this term. Pumpkins have been a popular topic with the children cuckoomeadow@btconnect.com, or visit the website www.cuckoomeadow.org making pumpkins for the pumpkin patch and baking yummy pumpkin biscuits and scones. They were such a hit that the recipe has been shared so they can be enjoyed at home! They have also been learning an autumn song which they sing with much enthusiasm as you can imagine. Preparations for the nativity now begin in earnest…. Merry Christmas to all from all the team at Cuckoo Meadow!

There are still spaces available at the Ofsted Outstanding ranked pre-school. To arrange you’re your visit, please call Jo or Fiona on 01256 398172.

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KEMPSHOTT INFANT SCHOOL NEWS Remembering

and Looking Forward We have learned all about Remembrance and the Centenary of the end of the First World War this month. We were very lucky to be invited to take two children to the Basingstoke Remembrance Service. The colourful standards and smart uniforms were striking in the glorious sunshine. The stirring music, the nostalgic songs from the Choir and the rumbling of the Chinook blades as it flew overhead raised everyone’s spirits. The children did a fantastic job of laying the wreath and we are very proud of them. All the children in school made beautiful poppies for our very special display in the hall. The year 2 children wrote poems which were evocative, emotive and in many cases way beyond their years – well done Year 2! We have all been making the most of the fine weather between the downpours and taking our learning outside whenever we can. Year R have been making leaf pictures and building homes for Percy the Park Keeper’s friends. Year 1 have been looking at the clock face and time with lots of chalking on their playground and they also plotted the story of Monkey See, Monkey Do through the woodland by placing all the hats among the trees! We are all taking a big breath and getting ready for the glitter and excitement that is Christmas at Kempshott! Play scripts are being written, the glitter, card and extra paint is on order and we are ready to go! Are you?!

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Warburtons visited Year 3 pupils and helped them make delicious sandwiches and understand the need for a balanced diet. Sandwiches will be used later in the term when parents use treasure maps to find them on pirate day (fresh sandwiches of course)! Year 4 pupils continue their adventures with Hansel and Gretel, Into the woods and are preparing their pop up books in DT. A transformations are afoot in Year 5; pupils and teachers alike became their very own superhero on Superhero Day. Cycling proficiency is being undertaken by Year 6 pupils, starting on the playground before taking skills to the road. Safety is key and pupils will learn how to ride safely, how to maintain a bike as well as rules of the road. Shakespeare The Tempest well performed and enjoyed. The year 6 cast did a great job performing such a tough play making it so enjoyable. Everyone enjoyed Children in Need day raising money children less fortunate than ourselves. The Kempshott Junior School Toy sale raised over £250 for Hart Wildlife Trust our charity of the year, which was a great start. The whole school enjoyed Poppies and Poetry workshop for Remembrance day in addition to making a large poppy out on the school field, made from smaller poppies made a t home. A drone then took a picture of our poppy. Kempshott School Christmas Fayre is on Friday 7th December – we hope to see you there! Carols will be sung by Glee school choir, stalls, tombola and games to get you into the festive spirit.


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Friday 7th December at 5pm Hello. My name is Debbie Veel. I am one of the Licensed Lay Ministers (LLM’s or Readers

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do we baptise anyone. Interestingly enough, we can lead funerals. Other than that we preach, lead worship, prayer and mid-week groups and we are involved in the running of the church. I think of it as being a bit like being a deputy head of a school. I am writing this month because, as you may or may not know, the Rev. Kelvin and Jane Taylor left St. Mark’s at the end of May. They had been with us for nine years and we are sad to see them go. Many exciting things have happened in the church and community under their leadership.

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Kempshott Village Hall and Kempshott Festival We look forward to welcoming you on the 15th for this annual event. Seasonal refreshments will be provided by the Award winning Inspero team. Lots of craft tables with ideas for Christmas presents. Doors open at 1pm and close at 5pm.

The Village Hall has traditionally hired out the main hall and the small hall and currently is home to the regular hirers:Monday Baby Sensory 9.30am – 13.20pm (depending on age). (http://www.babysensory.com/en/ClassDetails/basingstoke) 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 vwilliams@weightwatchers.co.uk Horticultural Group 7-9pm (3rd Monday of the month) Tuesday Kaderosi Art Club - 10-1pm Weight Watchers 5pm and again at 6.30pm Move it or Lose It (keep fit) 6pm - 7pm Pilates - 8.15pm

Call Kathy on 07799 693339 Call Vanda 07719 428953 or email vwilliams@weightwatchers.co.uk in the Community Room - for details contact Amanda Bellia on 0739 9618947 See https://www.purepilates.org/tuesday for details

Wednesday 2 by 2 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 https://www.purepilates.org/thursday for details Yoga, 10.45 - 1145am With Maria. For mor information telephone 07771 921185 Open Sight (Visually Impaired Group) 1-4pm every other week. http://www.opensight.org.uk/get-involved/clubs-and-groups Pilates 6.30 - 7.30pm Call Becky on 07725 581218 or email beckylane14@me.com 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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CANCELLING A PHONE, TV, INTERNET OR MOBILE CONTRACT

You should check the terms and conditions of your contract to find out what your cancellation rights are. You’ll probably have to pay a fee to cancel a contract if you've decided you don't want it anymore. However, you might be legally entitled to cancel the contract without a fee if either: ● you signed up less than 14 days ago (ie you’re within a ‘cooling off period’) ● the price of the contract has gone up If neither of these apply, you probably can't cancel the contract without having to pay a fee - contact the company or check your terms and conditions for details. If you signed up less than 14 days ago Your legal right to cancel the contract for free depends on whether you signed up over the phone, in person, or online. If you signed up over the phone or online You can cancel the contract for free if you signed up less than 14 days ago over the phone or online. This is called a ‘cooling-off’ period. If you’ve already used the service (eg you made calls on a phone), you’re likely to be charged for what you’ve used. Contact the business and say you want to cancel the contract because you’re still in the cooling-off period. You’ll probably need to give them details such as your account reference number - check any documents or emails you have from the company. If you post a letter or send an email asking to cancel within the cooling-off period, the contract will be cancelled from the date you post the letter. If you signed up in person You don’t have the legal right to a 14-day cooling-off period if you signed up in person (ie you met someone from the company in person and signed a contract). It's worth asking anyway - they might let you cancel if you're confident and ask for a 'goodwill gesture'. If the price has gone up Your provider has to give you 30 days’ notice if they’re putting up the price of your contract. You have the legal right to cancel the contract within those 30 days without having to pay a fee. Contact the company and say you’re cancelling within the allowed 30 days’ notice of a price increase. You won’t be able to cancel without a fee if either: you signed up to the contract before 23 January 2014, or you were told at the start of the contract that the price would be going up, for example if you signed up for a 18 month contract but the first 3 months were at a discounted rate If you’ve been signed up to a service without agreeing You might have unknowingly entered into a contract and are being charged regularly. This can sometimes happen with promotions or games you sign up for through text messages or mobile apps. This is called a ‘continuous payment authority’ and can also happen when you sign up for a free trial of something that then starts to cost you money. The best thing to do is contact your bank to cancel the direct debit or credit card payments. Need further information or Help? Basingstoke Citizens Advice Bureau, (located within Basingstoke Discovery Centre) can help you with queries you have on budgeting, benefits and debt, relationships, immigration, employment issues, and consumer rights. We operate a drop-in service 10-3.30 Monday to Friday (except Thursday) and Saturday mornings 10-12. The Advice Line telephone number is 0344 111 306. The Basingstoke CAB website can be found at www.basingstokeandtadleycab.org.uk Online help from Citizens Advice can be found at www.adviceguide.org.uk

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The HSCIC was set up in April 2013 as the central source of h care information in England and already collects information a admissions. The purpose of the scheme is to link all NHS data together into one database.

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Old Down & Beggarwood Wildlife Group Here we are in the last month of 2018 with Christmas almost upon us. 2018 has given us some interesting weather conditions - a cold lousy spring, a fantastic (but too dry) hot summer and a beautiful warm autumn. What has winter in store for us this year? Looking back over 2018, records show that sadly the bird numbers on Old Down are down from previous years but good news is that the butterfly numbers are up. The fortnightly butterfly transect (April – September) shows the highest count ever with the total being 3,023. The blue butterflies had a remarkable year with 584 Common Blue, 58 Holly Blue and 345 Small Blue (classed as rare in many parts of the country and up from 236 last year). The Brown Argus numbers were up from 3 last year to 74 this year. A highlight this year was two sightings of Silver Washed Fritillary – rather like a Comma but bigger and brighter orange. The Meadow Brown and the Speckled Wood also had a good year. But the sightings of Painted Lady, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock and Red Admiral were low; probably all suffered from the very hot summer. However, there were quite a few sightings of Red Admiral in October and even into the first week of November.

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The work party has carried out work to realign a small part of the path leading through the wooded belt at the top of Old Down. This is to prevent walking over the exposed roots of some trees which is causing damage which, if not prevented, will eventually cause those trees to weaken and fall. Some planting has been done in the wooded belt this autumn - Wood Anemone, Solomon’s Seal and Ramson/Wild Garlic.

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

Email: odandbwd@gmail.com

FUZZY DROVE CONSERVATION GROUP Thank you to all our supporters who have been there for us over this year. You have taken part in working parties, given us advice and guidance from your own areas of expertise, stopped to comment on our work and generally encouraged us along the way. It makes a world of difference to know that local users of Fuzzy Drove take an interest in what we do. We are also grateful to CALA homes, the Kickstart Community Fund administered by Breeze radio, and a local landowner who have each supported us with grants of money or gifts of wild flora to help us develop the Drove. And let us not forget a local vet who took in a stray baby hedgehog, promising to treat it and pass it on to a rescue centre free of charge. During December we have some projects for the committee to complete, but no working parties. We wish you all a good Christmas break and look forward to joining forces with you all again in the New Year. Plans include the usual coppicing, planting and general maintenance as well as continuing with our ambition to attract Dormice to Fuzzy Drove which involves putting up more nest boxes, planting to fill in gaps in hedgerows to improve connectivity, and Sally’s progression through the next part of her Dormouse Disturbance licence training.

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and Conservation News for December Kempshott Conservation Group

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Tel. 01256 470171 Email: kempshott-conserve@tiscali.co.uk

More hedgehogs, please! That's our aim anyway. We are trying to encourage hotspots for hedgehogs in Kempshott. One way of doing this is to create so-called hedgehog highways so they can navigate through the network of gardens they call their home patch. A hedgehog needs more than one garden in which to thrive as they travel around one mile every night in their quest to find enough food and a mate. If you have an enclosed garden you might be getting in the way of their plans. All they need is a gap of 13cm x 13cm which is sufficiently large for them to get through but small enough to deter most pets. Two examples are shown here.

These pictures and other 'hog’ related resources can be found at https://www.hedgehogstreet.org Having made your hedgehog highway hole, go to https://bighedgehogmap.org and log your location. A map for Kempshott that shows where hedgehogs have been reported and where residents have already made holes in their boundaries can be found at: https://bit.ly/2Qncelc One motivation for this campaign was that a young, very under weight 'hog was found on our first Work Party of the season. We took it down to Hart Animal Rescue at Medstead. Let's hope patient number 8223 survives and can be returned to the Old Orchard in the spring.

Our Work Party dates for December and January are shown below.

We can always do with some extra help, if only for an hour or so. We provide all equipment, but please bring your own gloves. Thursday, 6th December 2.00—4.00pm—Old Hedgerow, Down Grange (Behind 77-155 Coniston Road) Sunday, 16th December 10.00am—12.00 noon—Down Grange Meadow (Homesteads Road entrance) Sunday, 6th January 10.00am—12.00 noon—Old Orchard, Kendal Gardens Thursday, 17th January 2.00-4.00pm-Old Hedgerow (See above) Sunday, 27th January 10.00am-12.00 noon—Down Grange Meadow (See above)

Friends of Stratton Park Contact via: friendsofstrattonpark.org.uk or email: friendsofstrattonpark@sky.com For the last couple of years the Friends of Stratton Park has been marking time. Stratton Park was the park nobody was interested in—just for walking the dog, playing football or having a knock-up on the tennis courts. As a neighbourhood park it was not at the top of the agenda in South Ham or Kempshott BUT the Buckskin community have other ideas! All three communities and the Borough Council will come together in 2019 to review the long term plan and facilities the park provides. There is funding out there for upgrading and adding features over the next three years. We are excited by the prospect of redefining the park’s features . It is up to the local community to say what should be in the park and what it should look like for the next 30 years—and the Friends will be a crucial element in that process. So, if you have a wish-list for what you would like to see happen in the park, if you want to get involved, get in touch with us. We will keep the website updated with plans and suggestions.


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ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPICE APPOINTS NEW CEO: IAIN CAMERON

St. Michael’s Hospice in Basingstoke is delighted to announce that Acting Chief Executive, Iain Cameron, has been appointed as Chief Executive of the Hospice, replacing retiring Chief Executive Dave Monkman, as of November 5th, 2018. Iain has been with the Hospice since 2006, starting as Head of Retail before becoming Director of Income Generation in 2012 and latterly Deputy Chief Executive. Iain is passionate about ensuring that there is exceptional provision of Palliative Care in the North Hampshire area and that support for families is accessible when most needed. Prior to coming to the Hospice, Iain had a solid basis in leadership across different sectors and has a keen eye for spotting talent in the workforce. Outside of St. Michael’s, Iain has been Chair of the Board of Governors at Oakridge Schools Federation in Basingstoke for over 10 years. He has lived locally for over 30 years and lives with his wife and 3 children.

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Andrew Chancellor, Chair of the Board of Trustees at St. Michael’s Hospice, said Iain brings to the role an extensive knowledge of the Hospice as well as strong experience in the business community and beyond. “The Board of Trustees are delighted with this appointment and we look forward to continuing to work with Iain to ensure the Hospice stays on a Date: December 2013 whilst responding to the changing demographics of the local community. With strong competition strong financial footing between charities, and the challenges of reduced funding from the NHS, Iain’s background makes him uniquely suited to taking the Glyn-Owen, Hospice forward and maintaining place and as a beloved By Sheila solicitor specialising its in Wills Probateand invaluable local charity.” Commenting on his appointment, Iain said, “I’m honoured to have the opportunity to lead such a prominent local charity Direct line 01256 854637the email sglyn-owen@phillips-law.co.uk as St. Michael’s Hospice; work undertaken here is an integral part of services provided to our local community. I see many challenges ahead some of which are significant in the ever-changing end of life setting and I am passionate about ensuring the veryisbest outcome patientsit’s and families. Without the highly dedicated committed body of staff When everyone counting thefor pennies, all their too tempting to try some DIY to save a fewand pounds. and volunteers who work tirelessly to achieve our aims we simply would not be able to operate. People are at the centre of That may just work if our youstaff are ,handy around the house beware youHospice are thinking about a Do It everything we do and relatives and patients arebut what makesifthis truly special.” St. Michael's was established 1991 by to a committ led by former Mayor Yourself WillHospice pack; you need to knowinthe risks you andeeyour family. You may Margaret see initialWeston. savings Now but caring for over 500 patients a year, the Hospice continues to look for ways to meet the growing demands of an ageing population and when you die your DIYensuring Will could DIY disaster and a quality nightmare for your family. remains committ ed to thatbecome patientsareceive the highest palliative care possible and their families are also supported, in order to allow the highest possible quality of life for the days that remain.

Sheila Glyn-Own, a solicitor Wills and Probate at Phillips Solicitors, advises ‘The errors in In St. Michael's Hospice receivesspecialising around 20%in funding from the North Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group. 2018 this means Hospice needs shortfall over £3 through Income DIY Wills can bethe wide ranging andtoatmake worstupana error canofresult in amillion Will being invalid and Generation your assetsactivities including retail stores, community fundraising, local business support, legacies, and its highly attended local events. passing to someone unexpected – this can even be the case if you are married with children!’

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where an office party is held at an off-site venue it is still time spent “in the course of your employment”. Therefore the popular theory that “What happens at the Christmas party, staysseen at theexamples Christmas being exposed to unregulated, unqualified and uninsured Will writers having ofparty” shoddy, is unfortunately not necessarily the case. Nobody wants to be dismissed for gross misconduct due to bad badly written areornot binding and have hidden charges which inflate the advertised behaviour at aWills socialthat event forlegally posting something inappropriate about themselves or others on social media. Where or even a free barSheila is provided by‘DIY yourisemployer still havebit a duty to retain some of sensible price ofalcohol the Will. In Summary advises good foryou the do occasional of decorating, butsemblance when and responsible behaviour. Even under the influence of alcohol it is not acceptable to make unwanted advances, air

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Another often forgotten, but important point, is that it is completely inappropriate to discuss work matters, other members of staff, clients, suppliers or customers in a social environment where you can be overheard by others. Senior staff also have the added responsibility not to make any rash promises such as agreeing pay increases or discussing promotions or company matters under the influence of alcohol as this could well be regretted later. The office Christmas party should be a happy and fun experience for all concerned and remain in the spirit of the season of goodwill. One last tip - do aim to turn up on time to work the next day even if you do have a hangover. Whether you are an employer or employee seeking employment advice on this or any other matter, please contact Gill Brown or Jack Gardener on 01256 854631 in the employment team at Phillips Solicitors and they will be happy to assist. For more information about our services visit www.phillips-law.co.uk Phillips Solicitors Town Gate 38 London Street Basingstoke Hampshire RG21 7NY t. 01256 460830 f. 01256 854638 e. legal@phillips-law.co.uk w. phillips-law.co.uk dx. 123073 Basingstoke 10


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We have had some lovely Autumn walks, enjoying the beautiful Old Down area, looking out for signs that tell us it is Autumn, such as the colourful leaves. We have also created spider webs like the ones we saw in the foggy Autumn mornings and we made trees with leaves we have collected. We made a leaf full of Autumn words to display to show our families. We have taken part in a sponsored event, walking to the play park and We enjoying have hadthe some lovelyOld Autumn thefor beautiful Old Down area, looking out for signs that We have had some lovely Autumn walks, beautiful Downwalks, area, enjoying looking out signs that finding diff erent farm animals to match tractor card. Atcolourful the endleaves. we like took part inwe song timespider withwebs farm/animal songs. tell leaves. us iton is our Autumn, the We created like the ones we saw tell us it is Autumn, such as the colourful We havesuch also as created spider webs thehave onesalso saw We have had some lovely Autumn walks, enjoying the beautiful Old Down area, looking out for signs that the displays foggy Autumn mornings andcollected. we made trees witha leaves have collected. Wedisplay made a leaf full of in us theit foggy Autumn mornings and wein made trees withalso leaves we have We leaf fullwe of tell is been Autumn, such as thecreating colourful leaves. We have created spider webs themade ones we saw We have very busy new in the hall. We have alikeGruff alo display and a Farm yard which Autumn to display to show our families. inAutumn the foggy Autumn mornings and we made treeswords with leaves we have collected. We made a leaf full of words to display to show our families. look very bright and cheerful! Autumn words to display to show our families.

We have taken part in daily bucket group and language group and this is helping us to gain excellent listening and attention skills and extending our speech sounds.

We have been learning about fireworks and how to be safe and about colours and sounds. We have looked through books about soldiers and making poppy arts and crafts to celebrate and thank the soldiers for fighting to save our country. We have taken part in a sponsored event, walking to the playin park and finding farm animals Weall have taken part in a sponsored event, walking to the play finding different animals toneed. We dressed ininsomething yellow or Pudsey related toand raise money for farm children We alldifferent had so much funto We have taken part a sponsored event, walking to the play parkpark and finding different farm animals to match on our tractor card. At the end we took part in song time with farm/animal songs. match on our tractor card. At the end we took part in song time with farm/animal songs. match on ourbiscuits tractor card. Atplaying the end we took part in and song thanks time withto farm/animal songs. decorating and fun games the support of our parents we raised a brilliant £47.00!! We have been very creating new displays in the have a Gruffalo display a Farmfor yard Wehave have been very busy new displays in the hall. We a Gruffalo display ahall. Farm yard Please come and have acreating look new around our welcoming, language rich school as we have spaces still and available We been very busy creating displays insmall, the hall. Webusy havehave a Gruffalo display andPre aand Farm yardWe display which look very bright and cheerful! display which look very bright and cheerful! display which look very bright and cheerful! children age 2 and beyond We have taken part in daily bucket and language group and2014 this isand helping to gain excellent Wehave have taken part daily bucket group language group and this is group helping us to 1st gainSeptember excellent Snap Dragons still have spaces available! If your child was born between 31stusAugust 2016 do We taken part in in daily bucket group andand language group and this is helping us to gain excellent listening and attention skills and extending our speech sounds. listening and attention and extending our speech sounds. listening and skills and extending our speech sounds. please get inattention touch soskills you can let us know which sessions would suit you. We have been about fireworks to be safehave and about colours and sounds. We have Wehave have been learning about fireworks and how to safe belearning safe and about colours and how sounds. We We been learning about fireworks how to be and about colours and and sounds. We have You can do this by calling Jane onand 01256 818857 or e-mailing info@dandelions-preschool.org.uk looked through books soldiers and and making looked books about soldiers andand making poppy arts andabout crafts to celebrate thank the arts lookedthrough through books about soldiers making poppy arts and crafts to celebrate andpoppy thank the and crafts to celebrate and thank the soldiers fighting to to save ourour country. soldiers for fighting to save our country. soldiersforfor fighting save country.

We in in something yellow or Pudsey to raise money for children in need. We allWe had allrelated dressed intosomething yellow or Pudsey related to raise money Weallalldressed dressed something yellow orWe Pudsey related raise money for children in need. allso had so for children in need. We all had so much decorating biscuits andand playing funfun games andand thanks to the of ourof parents weand raised a toathe support of our parents we raised a much fun decorating biscuits andsupport playing fun games thanks muchfun fun decorating biscuits playing games thanks to support the our parents we raised brilliant brilliant £47.00!! brilliant£47.00!! £47.00!!

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As you may set up shop i News from Jolly Olly‛s Coffee Shop aid of St Mich News announ ce tha Well Ho! Ho! Ho! We’ve made it! Get the fairy lights out and bespoke hats warm a mince pie in the oven, It’s December! to the team Hellow Blooming Bobble Brilliant! As you mayordi remember, in rts of all. As you nated the effo can see from October, our lovely Saturday Knitters set delig up shop inside Jolly Olly’s htful in her sma rt new hat!selling If Pedalers you didn’t ma Oakley the fruits of their labours in aid of St Michael’s and Sands. am browsingHospice the unique and beautifuI lly made good delighted to announce that they raised a fantastic with orders for more items still£300 to sell on our Community Stand. The Congratulations to bespoke hats, scarves and mice placed onany the day. Thank you tothem the ;team one is welc ome to join wool and need who worked so hard and especially Midge, who co-ordinated Breast the efforts of Cancer Re Frie Clufibrst customer, looks all. As you can see from the photo, the litt le nds girl,hip their

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boost when delightful in her smart new hat! If you didn’t to make it along to they s Our Friemanage ndship Club is expanding and on the th Welldodone the sale but fancy browsing the unique and beautifully goods cometo Tony atm osphere in made the shop when the folk gather to along to the shop and take a look at the items still sell on our Community aidds,ofyou a are fantasti interest edto in making newinfrien very w Stand. The knitters meet on Saturdays from 2.30-3.30 anyone is welcome from 2.30pm and – 3.30pm on Wed 19th December. to join them; wool and needles are provided. to Jolly Olly’s, Raffles, the giant

please don’t hesitate to get in tou

Friendship Club Our Friendship Club is expanding and on the third Wednesday of each month there is a lovely atmosphere Can I Pay with a Card? in the shop when the folk gather together for free tea and company. If you are interested in making newThe friends, you Wedding are very welcome to come along to our next get together from 2.30pm – 3.30pm on Wed 19th December. If you would We are hoping soon to be able to offer payment like to come but find it difficult to get to Jolly Olly’s, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and Dave will try to sort reasons , but primand arily Ibec You rememb ause may it is cost ly for us. a lift out for you. and we do try to listen and resp

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aged to findwe a com panresisted, y, which doe Can I Pay with a Card? We are hoping soon to be able to offer payment by card. man Up until now have for s not tie u Olly having ha thre e mon th trial usin g this type many reasons, but primarily because it is costly for us. However, customers regularly ask to pay by card and weisof do tryment.aWe pay beginnin of Dec ember and August. Tomak help hope itdoes to listen and respond to customer need where possible. As a result, we have managed to fignd a company, which will e a th p not tie us into a long contract, so that we can carry out a three month trial using thisChr type of payment. We plan to have his customers wh istmas Charity the machine up and running by the beginning of December and hope it will make a positive difference for all of us.

Christmas Charity In the lead up to Christmas we will be raffling Afternoon Tea for Two, donating all the money raised from the sale of second-hand books and jigsaws and the money raised from the December Quiz Night to Samaritans. Every six seconds, somebody contacts Samaritans needing someone to talk to, someone to listen, and at this time of year, which can be so difficult for many people, we felt it was a very appropriate choice.

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In the Tea fo sale of Remind raised bread to Every s all nee stone din Artisan Heritage this timS and prices please people,

Community Twinkles By now (although not quite at the time of writing) much of Oakley will be festooned in twinkly lights and the, “Light Up Oakley” Competition you. organised by Friends of Kennet Way Park, will be in full swing. In the interests of community spirit, the organisers would like you to help them decide the winner. Inside Jolly Olly’s you will find Commun ity Twinkles Oakley Calender photographs of all the entries, all you need to do is choose your favourite.

Festive Food As always, we are pulling out all the stops to provide tasty festive treats for you to sample; cranberry orange We are pleased to and walnut cake, mince pies and good old turkey sandwiches will all be on offer. It is also not too late to book a festive Afternoon Tea. Tea includes sandwiches, tea or coffee and a range of festive Council. Do come homemade cakes, including mince pies with clotted cream of course!

Sunday Opening Festive Gifts We have; Oakley Mugs, cosy knits, chocolate filled mini Christmas Puds, Oakley bags and more! Come and browse our selection, the majority of which is sold for various charities, the Parish Council and Oakley Community Association. Although we Festive Fun At the time of writing there are still places left at all our planned Christmas Events but they tend to get booked

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33 up very quickly so please do book early to avoid disappointment. We have a mailing list for any interested customers who wish to receive up to the minute information on events at the shop so please let us know if you would like to be added. Don’t forget that on Thursday 13th December from 3.30pm-4.30pm we are inviting Jean Hills to join us for a Children’s Festive Sand Art Workshop. Please contact Jean on 07831682533/01256 770356 for more details. We can cater for up to 16 children, but booking is required, and an adult presence is requested. The workshop is suitable for children aged 3 – 10 years and the price is £2 per item. Jigsaw Puzzle Race Night is being held on Friday 7th December. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30 start. The cost is £16 per team and includes a half time drink and mini mince pie. Maximum of 4 people per team. Booking required please. Christmas Quiz Night is on Friday 21st December. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Teams of 4. £2 entry per person. Optional half time festive platter - £4.50 per person. Christmas Opening Our last day of trading before our traditional Christmas closure is Friday 21st December. We will be open on Saturday 22nd for a private function. We will re-open on Wednesday 2nd January. During the school holidays, 2nd – 4th January we will be opening at the later time of 9.30am. Finally, Jolly Olly, the staff and I would like to thank you all for your custom this year and wish you a very merry Christmas! We hope to see you soon. Best wishes,

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Oakley Pedalers BASINGSTOKE LIONS CLUB (Website www.basingstokelions.org.uk) World Sight Day was our major preoccupation this month. Thanks to The Malls management, who provided

Congratulations to

us with the space and the marquee outside Boots we had a really successful day. We had over 35 visitors to Breast Cancer Res the stand who had come along to talk to us about their particular problems, and an enormous number of spectacles and lenses were collected for recycling to the 3rd World. Many thanks to all who participated. boost when they st Sight and its associated problems and their causes have been at the heart of Lionism since its inception in 1917. WellBlindness done to Tony is a terrible affliction which is why Lions Clubs International has programmes across the world designed to combat this in aid of a fantastic scourge wherever it can. I can do no better than invite you to visit the Lions International page of our website www. basingstokelions.org.uk You’ll be astounded.

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The main purpose of any Lions Club is to serve its local community to the best of its ability. Last month I gave you an idea of how our Club tries to meet its remit. Our twin Club in Alençon is much larger and has been known to organize The Wedding lorry loads of shelters, clothing and food to assist people living in dire conditions, particularly in the wake of the demise of the old Soviet Union. Australian Clubs around Sydney have provided very welcome beach shelters and barbecues. The may remembe members of an Auckland club I visited were the same sort of good time Charlies as us, putting on eventsYou and “sizzling sausages” to support their community. But further up the North Island in New Zealand I visited theannounced Opononi andtheir en Districts Lions Club. Not only did they run events, but they ran the library, the tourist information office and the fire Olly is having a ha brigade. They were also actively helping local families with problems. All the club members got involved. And that is August. Totohelp th one common thread I have found in all my experiences - good spirited willingness to take on challenges and muck in get things done. So, in the immortal words of the great Delia Smith “Let’s be havin’ you!” We can’t continue service who hisour customers without more members.

Almost as important is money, and our Fundraisers (that’s pretty much everyone) are on the job as usual.Baker Between now and Christmas they’ll be out and about at a variety of locations making cash collections to support our donations to areas of need and to spread a little joy. And as soon as the festive season is over, we’re back into concerts and quizzes. The Reminde programme so far is:bread to 16th February : The Apollo Big Band at QMC 06th April : Quiz Night at the Millenium Hall 13th April: ABBA Sensation at QMC 20th July: Moscow Drug Club at QMC 21st September: Ali Mak Rhythm and Blues band at the Royal British Legion 16th November: Quiz Night at the Millenium Hall

If we ‘aint shakin’ da booty we’re shakin’ da brains! Join us! Full details will appear on our website in due course. Finally our members would like to congratulate the Chairman of Helping Hands for the Blind, David ChattenSmith, on his nomination as one of the finalists in the Groundwork Community Awards – really well deserved.

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BASINGSTOKE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

On a grey and damp Monday in October it was fitting that we should have a presentation by Steve Austin entitled “Australia – A plantsman’s paradise”. Steve has spoken to us before and is one of those young horticulturalists who has a passion for his subject. During his time with Hillier Wholesale Nursery as Product Manager, Steve qualified with a Masters in Horticulture. He’s now at a large commercial plant nursery in the New Forest and travels internationally. Consequently, this may be his last visit to us as pressure of work and last-minute business trips conflict with visits to groups such as ours which are often arranged at least a year in advance. Steve’s visits to Australia were in 2016 and 2017 and whilst the image of blue skies and cuddly Koala’s might come immediately to mind his first pictures were of swarming flies and a venomous brown snake! Plant hunting obviously has its disadvantages. Fortunately, such challenges did not hamper his visits and he was able to see many amazing places and trek into the outback to find a diverse range of flora to excite both him and his plant-hunter travelling companion. The Kalbarri National Park, some 300 miles north of Perth, was no trouble to visit during his first trip, as the roads in Australia are well maintained although less used than in the UK. While in Perth, Steve visited Kings Park Botanic Gardens. They are similar to Kew Gardens but free to enter and have amazing views over Perth and the sea. As anyone who has travelled “down-under” knows it takes a while to accept that in November plants like wisteria and agapanthus are growing quite happily in the sun! During his talk Steve showed us many inspiring pictures, including sights of streets lined with eucalyptus trees, grevillea armigera, also known as prickly toothbrushes, and told us of how, back in 2008, a “young” 750-year-old boabob tree was transported nearly 2000 miles, from its original home in North Australia to Kings Park in Perth. There’s no space to go into details of his trip to the east of Australia and in particular the Blue Mountains National Park near Sydney. Suffice it to say that most of us were green with envy that he should have been fortunate to make two visits to Australia which, from what we saw, is definitely a plantsman’s paradise. Our final competition for 2018 was also judged by Steve and here are the results: Class 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

1st 3 apples – same variety eating Jean Elkin 3 apples – same variety cooking Jean Elkin Onion (provided) – heaviest Muriel Wraight Autumnal mix of flowers/foliage Muriel Wraight Class removed Photo – Fungus Christine White

2nd Neil Smith Catherine Clayton Ann Sargeant Catherine Clayton

3rd Catherine Clayton Muriel Wraight Philip Wraight Brian Locock

Philip Wraight

Muriel Wraight

We will be having our members and friends Christmas Social in December so all that remains is for me to wish you a very Happy Christmas and we hope to see you in 2019. Look out for the January edition of the Kempshott Kourier for details of our first meeting which will be on Monday 21st January. If you would like further details, please contact either: Vida Sinden – Chairman – 01256 466281 or Philip Wraight – Vice Chairman - 01256 324185

BASINGSTOKE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY MEETINGS 2018 / 2019 Monday 10 December 2018

Christmas Party - By advance Ticket only – includes buffet Monday 10 December 2018

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We were delighted to join Maria Miller MP, at Beggarwood Park to plant two Rowan trees. This was part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy initiative, supported by Sainsbury’s and The Woodland Trust. We’ll be tending to the saplings during the winter to give them the maximum chance of taking root in the Spring. You can find out more about the partnership and initiatives Sainsbury’s enjoys with the Woodland Trust at https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2017/12/ sainsburys-3-million-trees/

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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN DECEMBER 2018 WHAT’S HAPPENING IN DECEMBER 2018 Teams from HAPPENING our club will in action prior to WHAT’S IN be DECEMBER 2018 Teams from our club will besupport in action prior to Christmas providing hands-on to voluntary Christmas providing hands-on to voluntary Teams from our club will besupport in action prior to organisations at their events HER MAJESTY’S ROYAL MARINES ARE IN TOWN st voluntary organisations at their events ChristmasChristmas providingMarket hands-on support 1to Overton December HER MAJESTY’S ROYAL MARINES ARE IN TOWN st Overton Christmas Market organisations at their eventsDecember 1 12.00-6.00pm ANVIL 27TH January TH HER MAJESTY’S ROYAL MARINES ARE IN TOWN st 12.00-6.00pm ANVIL 27 Overton Christmas Market December 1 event on St Michael’s Hospice Light up a Life 2019January nd St Michael’s Hospice Light up a Life event on TH 2019 12.00-6.00pm December 2 January to 27 It ANVIL is a real privilege December 2nd Run It is a real privilege to St Michael’s Hospice up a Pelican Life event on Festive Fun for Light the local Cancer welcome 2019 the 48 strong nd Run for the local Pelican Cancer Festive Fun welcome the 48 strong December 2 Foundation. Sunday 16th See their website to join in It isconcert a real band privilege to full of Her Foundation. 16th See their join in full concert band of Her Festive FunSunday RunSanta for the local website Pelicanto Cancer and get your free suit welcome the 48Marines strong Majesty’s Royal and getproud your Sunday free Santa suit Majesty’s Marines Foundation. 16th See their website to join in We’re to support them full bandvisit of Her for concert their Royal 7th to We’re to support them for their 7th visit to and getproud your free Santa suit Majesty’s Royal Marines Basingstoke. th Basingstoke. We’re to support them Samaritans - will hold And onproud the 19 Basingstoke They will be accompaniedfor by the of their Royal 7th Corps visit to And the 19th Carol Basingstoke - will hold They willand be everyone’s accompaniedfavourite by the -Royal of theiron fundraising ConcertSamaritans at the United Reform Drums The Corps Chelsea Basingstoke. their fundraising ConcertSamaritans at the United Reform Drums and everyone’s favourite The Chelsea And on the 19th Carol Basingstoke - will hold Church 7.00pm They will be accompanied by the Chelsea Royal Corps of Pensioners from the Royal Hospital Church 7.00pm Carol Concert at the United Reform Pensioners from the Royal Hospitalconcert Chelsea their fundraising Drums and everyone’s favourite The! Chelsea Unashamedly patriotic, a fabulous Rotary Shoebox Thankyou Unashamedly patriotic, a fabulous concert ! Church 7.00pm Pensioners from the Royal Hospital Chelsea Rotary Shoebox Thankyou A huge thanks to all who contributed shoeboxes for Unashamedly patriotic, a fabulous concert ! A huge thanks to allthe whoshoeboxes contributed for Tickets available from The Anvil Box Office. Rotary Shoebox Thankyou our annual appeal, fullshoeboxes of toys and Tickets available from The Anvil Box Office. our annual appeal, fullshoeboxes of to toys and They make a great Christmas present for that hard for A huge thanks allthe who contributed warm gloves &tohats etc.shoeboxes are on their way under They a great Christmas present for that hard Tickets available from The Anvil Box Office. warm gloves & hats etc. are on their way to under to buymake for person our annualchildren appeal,abroad the shoeboxes full of toys and privileged to buymake for person They a great Christmas present for that hard privileged children warm gloves & hatsabroad etc. are on their way to under Rotarians Support Children in Need to buy for person privileged children abroad Rotarians in Need groupsChildren of Rotarians from all over the south of England, including members from our On November 16thSupport groupsChildren ofAirport Rotarians from allfor over the south of England, including members fromover our On 16thHeathrow Rotarians Support inTerminals Need club,November headed to a mass collection for Children in Need. 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KEMPSHOTT HISTORY GROUP

Our next meeting will be on the 11th January at the usual time of 2.30pm in the Kempshott Village Hall. Marion Wolstencroft will present, “The history of Kempshott 1900 – 1920. It’s people and it’s buildings.” For your diaries our meetings in 2019 will be on: 11th January, 12th April, 12th July and 11th October.

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Our researchers are currently keen to hear from anybody who attended Worting School. This would also include transfer to Kempshott School when Worting School closed. Please contact Marion on 01256 470171, email her on kempshotthistorygroup@sky.com or bring your memories to the next meeting. Farming provides a precarious living

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CHRISTMAS IDEAS FOR 2018

Another year over so here’s some ideas for a happy techmas. 1 Amazon Fire Stick (£40) The Amazon Fire stick is a small device which plugs straight into a spare HDMI port in the back of your TV and allows you to stream content from your phone or the internet. You may well have a SmartTV which is capable of already doing this but the Fire Stick is often more up to date, more powerfull and easier to use but also portable. The fire stick does not just support Amazon Prime but also has Youtube and Netflix along with many others. The device is very easy to setup and works straight out of the box by connecting to your home WiFi. The Firestick has the added advantage of now having Alexa (Amazon’s voice assistant) built in with the microphone in the remote control. If you’re feeling a little braver, it’s possible to install other applications such a Kodi, which is a media player that plays nearly every type of popular media. ExpressVPN allows you, with a subscription, to pretend to be in America so you can access shows outside the Euro Zone. The Firestick can be purchased from many places including Amazon and Argos. 2 Evo App Controlled Robot (£80) The Ozobot Evo is a small, pocket-size robot designed to introduce enthusiastic children to programing via fun and interactive games. There are two principle modes, drawing and visual programming via OzoBlockly. In drawing mode, Evo follows any line drawn with thick felt-tip pen or print one of the many printable games available on the web site. It evens change colour when it finds a different colour so if it comes across a red line, the robot lights up red. The visual programming mode allows you to program Evo using drag and drop via a web based app. It has many options to fully control what your robot can do. Like making decisions when the robot comes to a T-junction, flash the lights like a police car or move in the Zig-Zag very fast. This is an ideal present for anyone 9+ that’s interested in learning how to program. https://www.robotshop.com/uk/ ozobot-evo-interactive-robot-titanium-black.html 3 WiFi Mesh (£218-£380) Last month I wrote about the issues with internet speed and one of the most common causes of slow internet is usually WiFi. Due to the nature of how WiFi works, it’s often difficult to maximise performance with an ISP WiFi router as they normally only have one or two radios. You can extend WiFi using range extenders but they often create a second WiFi zone and still suffer with congestion as the same radios are used to receive the signal from your device and then retransmit it. WiFi Mesh network are different in that they create one big master network using satellite stations. These devices typically have numerous radios so one radio talks to your device and another radio then relays the signal back to the master station. The downside is the cost but Linksys have just introduced a less powerful entry model. That said, I would still recommend increasing your budget to get the best solution as you won’t regret it. When looking at these devices, it’s important to look out for the AC specification as the higher numbers mean faster WiFi. 4 Fitbit Alta HR Fitness Tracker (£120) The Fitbit Alta may not have the full functionality of the £400 Apple Watch but it does provide the health features that people want from such a device. The Alta HR not only monitors how many steps you take, how far you’ve walked and how many calories you’ve burnt, it now monitors your heart rate. And it’s not just your daily activity you can monitor. By pairing heart rate data with the movement data from the accelerometer, Fitbit is more able to estimate the sleep stage such as light sleep, deep sleep, REM. The Alta also links with your smartphone to display your stats it even receives smartphone notifications. Another big plus is its 5 day battery life so you don’t need to worry about charging it daily. 5 The Mate Tile (£25) Do you know someone that’s always in a hurry but can never locate their keys? If you do then this may be the perfect gift. The Mate Tile is a small battery powered device that you pair with your smartphone and then attach it to the item you want to track. This could be your keys, handbag or TV remote control. When you want to locate the item, open up the App on your smartphone and call the device. It then beeps so you can find it. “What if I can’t find my phone?” Not a problem, just press the button on one of the Tiles and it locates the phone. The location works within 150m of the item or you can upgrade to a more powerful version that doubles this distance to 300m.

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It’s that time of year again – everyone is writing lists, the shops are full shoppers and(LLM’s there are Hello. My name is Debbie Veel. I amof onefrantic of the Licensed Lay Ministers or Readers they are sometimes known) Mark’s church. LLM’s are not ordained, so we don’t wall to wall adverts enticing you to buy anythingasand everything for ata St. “perfect” Christmas. wear a dog collar, but we can do much of what a vicar can do with some notable

exceptions. We can’t go blessup the – communion wineto and bread; we can’t marry people And as those shopping queues become longer and stress levels it is easy forget what it is all fornor do we baptise anyone. Interestingly enough, we can lead funerals. Other than that we ………..the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

preach, lead worship, prayer and mid-week groups and we are involved in the running of the church. I think

of it as being a bit like being a deputy head of a school. It does seem incredible that during the season of goodwill we spend so much time trying to make sure “everything is I am writing this month because, as you may or may not know, the Rev. Kelvin and Jane Taylor left St. Mark’s finished” before Christmas day? at the end of May. They had been with us for nine years and we are sad to see them go. Many exciting

things have happened in the of church and community leadership. Interestingly though, once we get to the day itself there a number people who under havetheir other priorities. For instance did you know that on Christmas Day last year over 2,500 people submitt ed their self-assessment tax (very return with another 7,655 For examplewe have started a messy church informal craft, food, a short celebration and lots of fun for families of all ages 2.30pm -5pm every third Saturday); submitting theirs on Boxing Day? I we have started doing the fabulous ‘Open the Book’ assemblies for the Y4’s in the

juniorChristmas school; started period Saturday @with Saint Mark’s (2nd Saturday ofChristmas the month from Or did you know that many people will be on their own over the 48% spending Day 9:30am) which is an informal chance to learn such things as your ancestry, try flower II completely alone?

arranging go for walks or bike rides round Kempshott or find out about various things to do with IT or further We have employed an Outreach Worker and renovated Well, those who worship at St Mark’s would likeeducation. to invite you to come to Church to celebrate the reason for the season. our kitchen at church – if you have ever used the old kitchen at St. Now this isn’t a list of extras for you to fit into your pre-Christmas but more an opportunity to find time and Mark’sbusy you know what state it was in!schedules, All of this and much under Kelvin’s leadership. space to prepare for Christmas and to share in the activities taking place in the local community.

Space, Peace & Preparation

Compline - Tuesday 27th November, Tuesday to help us prepare ourselves for Christmas.

Kelvin and Jane are off on a well-deserved long holiday to their favourite place- the Greek islands. We wish them well, as I am sure 4thmany & Tuesday of you do also.11th December at 7pm, a short

series of Advent Reflections

It is a time of change and transition for them and for the church.

well be a time change and for you too. You mayas be we changing job; maybethe moving house; Midnight Communion – Tuesday 24th December Itatmay 11.30pm, a of service oftransition Holy Communion welcome new born having a new baby; getting married; leaving home for the first time to go to university or to travel. There Christ. may also be some less pleasant changes happening in your life- divorce, unemployment, bereavement.

Carol Services

In the church’s year, the weeks just gone still form part of the ‘Easter Season’. It was a time of transition and

change for Jesus’ disciples too. They had travelled around the country with Jesus, listening to him teach and Carols at Buckingham Parade - Friday 7th December at 5pm, lots of well-known Carols to sing with the Kempshott Junior preach, watching him do miracles and healings. But they hadn’t quite understood ‘what he was really about.’ School Glee Choir. Plus hot drinks and mince pies. On Easter Sunday and on many occasions after that they met the risen Lord Jesus, and during this time,

He ascended theyof began to understand that Hewith was teaching and explainingof to them Carol Service— Sunday 16th December at 6.30pmbefore * Join us for toa heaven, service lessons and all carols refreshments mince about God and about how much He loves each and every one of us. They finally did begin to comprehend pies and mulled wine. ‘what He was really about.’

Kestrel pub Carol Service - Tuesday 18th December for children. a sing, chat and abecause drink! Manyat of 6pm, what aresuitable called resurrection appearancesEnjoy in the Bible involve lots eating.ofThis is important it us that the risen Jesus had a real physical -he wasn’t some kind of ghostly apparition. Let’s mingle and jingle - Thursday 20th Decembertells6pm-8pm, community carol body singing and mince pies at Longacre. Carol singing at 7pm. Often the disciples didn’t immediately recognize Jesus-‘he was the same but different.’ The best analogy of

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

Nativity Service – 16th December 10am – please join thisperiod, All Age Serviceto and wonder at the Nativity. Duringus this for transition Jesus appeared his disciples in pairs,again groups and once to 500 people in one go. This tells us that Jesus’ resurrection appearances couldn’t have been a hallucination. It is unlikely that 2

Christingle Service – 24th December 5pm – a traditional service with a have Christingle everyone to enjoy. Please join us for or 3 people, let alone 500 would had the samefor hallucination! refreshments afterwards. Transition is unsettling and often make us feel ill at ease - It was for the disciples, it is for us at St. Mark’s and it may well be for you. We wonder, “What we’ll do?” and “How we will manage?” Jesus promised to

Christmas Day – 25th December 9.30am – join send us for our All Age Holy Communion as we celebrate with Christians his disciples a ‘helper’, which we call the Holy Spirit, to guide & support them and enable them to around the world. Bring along your freshly opened presents manage and find a too! way through. Now you may be wondering why I started this article with the words “Follow the Star”? Well, if you visit us over the Christmas season you will see lots of stars….on the outside of Church and the inside too. The star represents those who journeyed to seek the Christ child….not knowing exactly why, not being perfect or ready beforehand. We invite you to do just the same – just come as you are – join us on this life-changing journey. Know that you are very welcome, deeply known and truly loved….by Jesus Christ. Carols resound throughout the earth….. O little town of Bethlehem, How still we see thee lie! Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by. Yet in thy dark streets shineth The everlasting light; The hopes and fears of all the years Are met in thee tonight. Phillips Brooks© in the public domain I. https://metro.co.uk/2017/12/27/10000-people-filed-tax-returns-christmas-day-boxing-day-7186594/ II. https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/christmas/uk-people-christmas-sofa-40-hours-survey-british-tv-television-board-games-a8132756.html


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Every Sunday at 8.30am Holy Communion. All services at 10am unless stated otherwise 2nd December 8.30am Holy Communion 10.00am Service of the Word Readings – Psalm 25:1-9, Luke 21:25-36 4th December 7.00pm Compline – Advent Reflection 9th December 8.30am Holy Communion 10.00am Holy Communion Readings – Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 3:1-6 11th December 7.00pm Compline – Advent Reflection 15th December 2.30pm Messy Church- Messy Christmas!

Would you like us to pray for you? Then please contact the office on 01256 840502 weekdays (10am-1.00pm) Please visit the website or facebook page for more information Email: office@saintmarks.org.uk Website: www.saintmarks.org.uk Facebook: www.facebook.com/saintmarkskempshott 16th December 8.30am Holy Communion - Zephaniah 3:14-20, Luke 3:7-18 10.00am All Age Nativity 6.30pm Carol Service (new date and time for 2018) 23rd December 8.30am Holy Communion 10.00am Service of the Word - Readings – Micah 5:2-5a, Luke 1:39-55 24th December 5.00pm Christingle 11.30pm Midnight – Holy Communion - Readings 2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8-11, 16, Luke 1:67-69 25th December 9.30am All Age Christmas Holy Communion Readings - Isaiah 52:7-10, John 1:1-14 30th December 8.30am Holy Communion 10.00am Service of the Word -Readings - 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Luke 2:41-52

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