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The nights are now starting to draw out and our attention turns to the Spring months and the joy that brings us. It is with sadness that we have to report that one of our longer term deliverers, Reg Locke from the Berg passed away on Boxing Day. Reg was a well known character and was often seen out and about with his tribe of dogs. Reg's wife pre-deceased him earlier last year. We hope they are at peace together. Many thanks to those people who have come forward to volunteer to deliver the Kourier and we are pleased to announce that all round are currently covered. The March litterpick will take place on Sunday 11th March at 10am, meeting in the Down Grange car park (weather permitting). Litterpickers and sacks provided).

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The Editor

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Basingstoke CSRF

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Noahs Ark

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Kempshott Under 5s

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Poetry corner

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Kempshott Infant School

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Basingstoke Lions Club

Page 10: Discovery Centre Page 13: Kempshott Village Hall Page 14: Citizens Advince Page 16/17: Conservation News Page 19: Probus Club Page 20: Small Ads Page 21: Basingstoke Anvil Page 21: Card Corner Page 24: SSAFA Page 25: What’s on Noticeboard

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Subject: builder Mr Frank Bone Dear Editor Hello, I hope you can send out a message to all your readers. I live on the Highfields estate and I have a Christmas card addressed to Mr and Mrs "Esslemond"? The address is given as Kempshott, Basingstoke but the first line of the address is not known. The Royal Mail centre stamp is given as Aberdeen so could any readers who thinks this card might be for them contact me via yourselves? I would also like to take this opportunity that if any of your readers are planning to move in the next few months that they try not to forget anyone (friends, relatives or others!). Thanks,

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Page 42: BASINGSTOKE Useful Contacts CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT FELLOWSHIP

The Chairman, David Cowling, welcomed members to the first meeting of 2018 on 3rd January and wished everyone a Happy New Year. The Secretary, Tony Brazier, gave Page 42: Useful Informationtrips to either Kensington Palace to see the display of details of the forthcoming th Diana’s dresses,David or theCowling, Science Museum, Tuesday February andofto Oxford, The Chairman, welcomedon members to 20 the first meeting 2018 on 3rd January and wished everyone a Happy nd March. He also reminded members goNew as Year. you please, on Thursday 22 The Secretary, Tony Brazier, gave details of the forthcoming trips to that either Kensington Palace to see the display of subscriptions for the yearScience were due and that the committee Diana’s dresses, or the Museum, onnominations Tuesday 20thforFebruary and to should Oxford,be go as you please, on Thursday 22nd March. sent him. The Welfare Officer, Broadbent, report th He to also reminded members thatChristine subscriptions for thethen yeargave wereher dueup-to-date and that nominations for the committee should be sent to onhim. members who had not been well. The Welfare Officer, Christine Broadbent, then gave her up-to-date report on members who had not been well.

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At the meeting held on Wednesday 6 April the C 61 members and the Secretary, Tony Brazier, There then followed presentation There then followed a apresentation by Tom and Sheena from Wiltshire Farm ga by Tom andgave Sheena from Wiltshire Foods. They a short history of the company from its foundation in 1992 Brooklands Motor Museum and Hatchlands Farm Foods. TheyFoods gave a short as Waldens Wiltshire Ltd, its takeover in 1995 by Apetito, getting Park the Queen’s Innovation in 2005 until today where the majority of the historyAward of theforcompany from its th Christine Broadbent Palace on Friday 17Waldens business is operated on aas local or June. regional basis by some sixty franchisees. All foundation in 1992 the food used in their meals comes from known, mainly local, sources and is all cooked at their kitchens in Trowbridge where Wiltshire Foods Ltd, its takeover in and welcomed back those members had it is immediately fast frozen. Customers then from ainrange overtoday 300 fuss-free meals and desserts forwho all appetites and ret 1995 by Apetito, getting the Queen’s Award fororder Innovation 2005ofuntil where special dietary requirements easy microwave or oven cooking. basis Uniformed drivers in liveried refrigerated vehicles then the majority of the business for is operated on a local or regional by some deliver even offering a freezer packing service to frail customers who find it difficult sixty franchisees. All the food used in their meals comes from known, mainly local, to perform tasks such as bending. After the talkand members were able to sample a variety of the foods including a selectionfast of cakes and pastries. sources is all cooked at their kitchens in Trowbridge where it is immediately frozen. Customers order from a when range the of over 300 will fuss-free mealsCummins and desserts The next meeting isthen on 7th February speaker be Barbara on Cycling USA. The group meets on the first for all appetites and special dietary requirements for easy microwave or oven cooking. Wednesday of each month at Brookvale Village Hall from 10 am to 12 noon and all retired Civil Servants and their partners Uniformed drivers in liveried refrigerated vehicles deliver even a freezer are welcome. Further details about meetings canthen be obtained from offering the Secretary Tony Brazier on 01256 418770 or at bjmapbr@ packing service to frail customers who find it difficult to perform tasks such as bending. ntlworld.com and if you would like to join us on any of our trips please contact Kate Lambeth on 01256 328791. After the talk members were able to sample a variety of the foods including a selection of cakes and pastries.

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The next meeting is on 7th February when the speaker will be Barbara Cummins on Cycling USA. The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at Brookvale Village Hall from 10 am to 12 noon and all retired Civil Servants and their partners are welcome. Further details about meetings can be obtained from the Secretary Tony Brazier 418770 or at bjmapbr@ntlworld.com and if you would like to join us Tel.: on 01256 01256 354282 on any of our trips please contact Kate Lambeth on 01256 328791.

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We are well into our new term with half term approaching our last day will be on Friday 9th February 2018 and we return on Monday 19th February 2018. November 2017 Winter Olympics We have had a fun first half term back where our topic was All About Me The children have enjoyed learning about the winter Olympics and all the different sports we can do in the snow and ice. Some children have been encouraging theirthe dolls to also join out in with the winter On this topic children carried activities whichOlympics. included all about their families and people special to them. They also carried out activities about their favourite things; we started with an activity about their favourite colour.

Valentines day The children have been making some cards and special pictures for their loved ones, as well as talking about who is special to them and Halloween / fireworks what they love ready for valentine’s day. our first week back this half term the children made many spooky creations for our spooktatular Halloween. The Chinese New On Year children dressed up in their (or favourite outfits) day. WeNew moved straight onto ourdragon dancing, trying We have been celebrating the year of thescary dogoutfits and enjoyed finding outfor allHalloween about Chinese Year. We’ve had explosive fireworks activities with lots of bright colours filling up our preschool with all the lovely crafts the children different foods and making things with lots of bright colours. Some children used chop sticks for the first time. made.

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Two by Two toddler group doing. We will also be practicing for our end of term Christmas nativity that will be taking place in mid-December. We still have spaces available at our warm welcoming pre-school so if you are interested in your child coming to join us please contact us on 01256 Garden update323853 or email kellylindas@aol.com or text 07592913953 we are open Monday-Friday 8am-4pm or visit www. noahs-kempshott.co.uk. 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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In January we spent some time looking at winter and the seasons, and this month we continue to enhance our children’s understanding of the world with more weather and seasons activities. We’ll be playing with “snow” in the messy trays and will continue to encourage the children’s growing independence in the colder months by practicing putting on scarves, hats, gloves and wellies before going out in the garden. We’ll also introduce the theme of nature – last month the children noticed there was very little food for the birds at this time of year so we made bird feeders – so we’re now enjoying watching what birds come in to the garden to feed. As a charity-run preschool we organise a number of fundraising events throughout the year – so we’re currently counting down the days to our annual Valentine’s Disco on Saturday February 10th at Hatch Warren Community Centre. Our Valentine’s Disco is a fun date for all the family featuring face painting, glitter tattoos, glow sticks and of course lots and lots of disco dancing! This event is open to the community so if you’d like to join us please get in touch for tickets. Last year was a sell out! Don’t forget we also run PrePlay, a fun and friendly drop-in baby and toddler group on Friday mornings at 9.15am-10.30am at Hatch Warren Community Centre. £3 per session, suitable from birth – 5 years. No need to book, just turn up and play. To enquire about our waiting list or arrange a visit to look around, please contact Melissa Keane, Preschool Leader on 07951 660401, or email: kempu5@aol.co.uk. Kempshott Under Fives and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Kempshott Under Fives work to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework in all our activities. The EYFS sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to five years old. Within the EYFS we look at how children develop their imagination, as the children have been doing at preschool this year. Here are some examples of typical behaviour we might expect to see during the age range of 30 - 50 months old: • Notices what adults do, imitating what is observed and then doing it spontaneously when the adult is not there. • Engages in imaginative role-play based on own first-hand experiences. • Builds stories around toys, e.g. farm animals needing rescue from an armchair ‘cliff’. • Uses available resources to create props to support role-play. • Captures experiences and responds with a range of media, such as music, dance and paint and other materials or words.


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SIMPLE QUESTION

At the instance of your birth, on Introduction to this earth, Did you cry? Did you cry?

When the children came, To carry on your name, Did you tend? Did you tend?

And when a Christian you did meet, Who did then direct your feet Did you follow? Did you follow?

And then in middle age, When passions cease to rage, Did you rest? Did you rest?

And as you passed through different schools, Understanding all the rules, Did you learn? Did you learn?

When life now ebbs away, And faith does still hold sway, Are you at peace? Are you at peace?

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coming up for my big birthday here in my home so why am I sitting here all alone My other half passed away last year and longing for her laughter I shed another tear. Definitely my other half I know thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right as she was the last thing I saw as I turned out the light And the first thing I saw when I opened my eyes and I thanked my lucky stars up in the skies But now that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gone weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve lost all our friends and I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel how I can make amends Folks who laughed with me and my wife whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve now turned their back to walk out of my life What have I done and why should I care all that I know is it just isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fair We fed and wet them as if they were family, so tell me why youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve turned you back on me? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not the only one I am sure of that so letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s get all lonely people together just for a chat? Then weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d not be lonely but whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house to use? I can hear her now â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Please take off your shoes?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; She really was lovely and very house proud and wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let people in without exclaiming out loud â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The carpet is new so please remove your shoes Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d do it in your house what have you got to lose?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Maybe they all got humpy being told what to do, though I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see why cos sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d do it for you People are funny, well they make me smile but I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seen anyone to laugh with, in a long while My birthday invitation was to visit widowed Mike â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;You can wear your carpet slippers if you like?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I walked into chaos friends all hale and hearty theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d all chipped in for my surprise birthday Party !

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The New Year has got off to a busy start with new topics to enjoy, trips and visitors to the school and exciting challenges for everyone. Year 2 have been on a trip already with each class spending a half a day at Tesco’s in Chineham. They learned a lot about where their food comes from, what to put in a healthy lunchbox and really enjoyed handling fresh fish! They each made a Rainbow Kebab from all the delicious fruit in store – very tasty indeed! They were also allowed to experience a very short time in the huge deep freezes at -20C and now have huge respect for penguins, polar bears and polar explorers! Continuing the healthy eating theme, Mr Macpherson, a parent, very kindly brought a vast selection of fruit and vegetables into school for the children to taste and explore. They discussed what grows above and below ground, locally or in other countries and the best way to eat it. Thank you very much, Mr Macpherson! Year 1 are becoming experts on the Great Fire of London and are sharing their knowledge with everyone, so please ask them all about it! They have written reports, made timbered houses and looked at Samuel Pepys’ diary entries. Year 1 also had a visit from a fire engine this month. They were able to explore the fire engine, talk with the Firefighters and even got to squirt the hoses! Year R are finding out about People Who Help Us and have been role-playing being doctors, police officers, firefighters, vets, teachers and many others. They also told us that their family helps them and that the Year 1 and 2 children help them which is lovely to hear! They are also very good at retelling the story of The Enormous Turnip! As I said, a very busy start to the year and lots more to look forward to in 2018!

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Year 3 are soon to set off for the Gordon Brown Centre as part of their studies of bugs. Year 4’s residential to Marvellous Minstead is not far off for their two nights away from home. After that we will support their studies in fun and interesting new topics. Year 5 are counting down the days until their residential to stunning Stubbington. Team work will help in all sorts of ways especially in Earthquake! Year 6 have just returned from their wonderful trip to Calshot. During the week pupils (and staff) enjoyed skiing, cycling on the velodrome, climbing and developing team work but to mention a few of the activities. The main part of the week was a river study in which pupils became experts for the day and presented their ideas in a scientific manner. It was a fabulous week!

BASINGSTOKE LIONS CLUB STEPS INTO THE SHADY WORLD OF ‘WHO DUNNIT?’ !

The Basingstoke Lions Club (BLC) is proud to present “Murder in the Main” on Saturday 17 March, 7.30pm for 8pm, at St. Leonard’s Centre, Rectory Road, Oakley, Basingstoke RG23 7ED. Guaranteed to set the brows a-furrowing, the brains a-ticking and probably the throats a-chortling, the Club is delighted to be working with The Oakley Pantomime Society (TOPS), to offer an evening of mystery, murder and mayhem. Formed seventeen years ago by Ann Davis and a few local folk who had decided that Oakley should have its own pantomime, TOPS staged its first production, “Cindy’s Fella”. To their surprise, people liked it, so they went on to produce more pantos (who can forget last year’s ‘Jack in a Beanie’ - just when you thought you knew all you could about ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’!), cabaret nights and murder mysteries, as well as a children’s theatre workshop. The result? Their productions are a regular sell-out, attended by a loyal audience of followers, both local and from outside the immediate area. Add this factor to the large number of people who consistently attend the Lions’ Club’s events whatever the act, tickets are likely to go quickly and space is limited, so potential ‘detectives’ are strongly advised to book their seats to be at the ‘scene of the crime’ as soon as possible. Bring picnics to help feed the brain – a bar will be provided to offer drinks at very reasonable prices. The Basingstoke Lions Club has a packed programme for the next year featuring several new acts which promise the usual high quality for which the Club has become known. (See www.basingstokelions.org.uk) Tickets for ‘Murder in the Main’ : £10 - available from: Website : http://basingstokelions.org.uk/fundraising.html John Hibberd: jhibberd440@btinternet.com 01256 461086/07736 736687 Ann Vicars: av@mypostoffice.co.uk 01256 781927/07808 574809


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platitude peddling corporate clones that we often entertain. The purpose of his visit (apart from enjoying our delightful company) was to present some long service awards. So, congratulations Brian (45 years) and Denise (15 years). Between those two stalwarts would have been Philip (30 years) had I not been off sunning myself in New Zealand. Instead, when my name was announced some wag muttered “who’s Philip?” which apparently caused mass hysteria. So, what follows is a bit of pay back! The Club celebrated the festive season with a Christmas Dinner. I’ve seen the pictures. It was more like something out of “The Rue Morgue”. And apparently there was some dirty dancing – the mind boggles! It’s much more likely to have been reminiscent of “The Monster Mash” by Bobby Pickett. Enough already! Members of the Club have been out at various locations tin shaking in aid of our Christmas Giving. Thank you all for your marvellous response. The guy who said “you’d have to bring back public hanging to enthuse the people of Basingstoke” clearly got it all wrong. All it takes is Lennie our dancing Lion, a bit of lively music, and everyone gets right into the spirit of the season – at least we hope that was the spirit that got into the man who donated the entire contents of his pockets. Those whom we have helped in the past are always particularly generous, and you warmed the cockles of our collective hearts by supporting our first Bunnings Sausage Sizzle when the temperature was a lip - blistering 3 degrees. Once again, many thanks. It was also great to be congratulated several times on the quality of our shows, particularly the Sussex Jazz Kings and the Heritage Light Orchestra. We also had a request to bring back ABBA Sensation, but that will have to wait until 2019. Our Christmas community support commitments currently stand at £2400. But we’ve had a couple of other requests, special blankets for refugee children in Syria, and an entertainer for children having to spend Christmas in Basingstoke Hospital. We will support both. 10/02/2018 Moscow Drug Club at QMC – tickets are selling like hotcakes. Call Maurice, you might get lucky. Contact Maurice Hockley: Email mauricehockley@hotmail.com or Tel: 01256 421867 03/03/2018 Swimathon at the Town Centre Pool – This is an early opportunity to get a team together and get “summer” fit. It’s a tough event, but the enthusiasm on the night is hard to beat! Contact Tony Bamberger: Email tony.bamberger@ hotmail.co.uk or Tel: 01256 850254. 17/03/2018 Murder Mystery at St Leonards Oakley – Well-known and popular Oakley resident Ann Davis is organising the murder and mayhem for us. Latest scuttlebutt is that a member of the audience will be the “victim” Fancy your chances? You can bring your own picnic and we will be running our usual competitively priced bar. Contact: John Hibberd: Email jhibberd440@btinternet.com or Tel: 01256 461086 Details of all events can be found on our website www.basingstokelions.org.uk LIONS CLUB MEMBERSHIP: Put your contact details on the “Contact Us” page of our website and someone will get in touch.

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Newly decorated Community Room complete with new flooring. Small and Large Halls to follow next.

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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 13.20pm (depending on age). (http://www.babysensory.com/en/ClassDetails/basingstoke) Womens Institute 2pm-4pm ( 2nd and 4th Monday of the month) Horticultural Group 7-9pm (3rd Monday of the month) Tuesday Kaderosi Art Club - 10-1pm Call Kathy on 07799 693339 Circle Dance - 2-3pm Email ruthcurbishley@talk21.com Weight watchers - 6.30pm Call Vanda 07719 428953 or email vwilliams@weightwatchers.co.uk Pilates - 8.15pm 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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If you want someone to look after your financial affairs for a long period of time, you can give them an ordinary power of attorney. You might want to give someone an ordinary power of attorney if: • you have a physical illness • you have an accident which leads to physical injury • you are abroad for a long period of time. You should not use an ordinary power of attorney if: • you have been diagnosed with a mental health problem or other disease which can lead to mental incapacity • you think you may develop a mental health problem or other disease which can lead to mental incapacity. This is because you won't be able to continue using an ordinary power of attorney if you lose your mental capacity. Under these circumstances, it may be more appropriate to use a lasting power of attorney. How to grant an ordinary power of attorney You can give someone power of attorney to deal with all your financial affairs or only certain matters, for example, to operate a bank account, to buy and sell property or change investments. An ordinary power of attorney which only gives authority to deal with certain matters is also known as a limited power of attorney. If you want to make a limited power of attorney you should make sure that  it is drawn up very carefully so that the attorney is very clear about what authority they have to deal with your affairs. There is a standard form of words to use if you want to grant an ordinary power of attorney. If you want to grant an ordinary power of attorney, you should contact a solicitor or an experienced adviser, for example, at a Citizens Advice Bureau.

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Income tax is a tax on income including:

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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Old Down & Beggarwood Wildlife Group Old Down has a new bird record! On 8 January a few members of the Group were out on the fortnightly bird count and a Hawfinch was seen – the UK’s largest and rarest finch. This is the first time a Hawfinch has been seen and recorded on Old Down and it is not possible to describe how taken aback and excited the members were to have such a sighting. Although the Hawfinch is a shy and wary bird it is quite easy to spot because of the flash of its white-tipped tail as it flies. Hawfinches are fairly scarce in the UK, usually staying in central Europe, so a sighting on Old Down is something special. However, this winter there has been a marked increase in numbers coming into the UK and as a consequence there have been sightings locally, such as around Romsey and Goring, which is most unusual. As you can see from the photo below, the Hawfinch is a very smart brightly coloured bird. We had snow on Old Down and Beggarwood over the Christmas and New Year season, enough to enjoy and for some children to make snowmen, the remains lasting several days. By the time you read this, the snowdrops should be showing on both sites. More were planted by the work parties last year so hopefully more will be coming up.

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Work parties: For Old Down, we meet outside Old Down Hall every Thursday 10-12 noon, but always check our website just in case there is a cancellation or change. For Beggarwood, we meet monthly at The Maze, usually on the third Saturday of the month 10 -12 noon, however, the Group is uncertain about the future arrangements of the Beggarwood work parties as the usual leader has left so please check our website for confirmation. If anyone is interested in helping to lead the Beggarwood work parties please contact the Group to discuss. Internet: www.olddownandbeggarwood.org.uk

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FUZZY DROVE CONSERVATION GROUP It was great to see some new volunteers joining us for January’s working parties – we had a record turn out of 11 volunteers on the first working party of the year. In February we will be doing more coppicing work on some of the hazels and installing the dormouse boxes, which we have been able to buy with part of our grant from the Four Lanes Trust. We are very hopeful that the dormice that we know live in the fields nearby will take the opportunity to move in and set up home in Fuzzy Drove. Dormice are a protected species and it is illegal to disturb them unless you hold a dormouse disturbance licence, so we are working on getting a grant to enable one of our volunteers to be trained as a dormouse handler to allow her to monitor the boxes once they are in place, and see if Fuzzy Drove has become Dormouse Drove. If you would like to join us for this work, our February working parties are on: Saturday 3rd and Saturday 17th February. Working parties last for a maximum of 2 hours (including a coffee break!). If you are interested in coming along and helping, please see our website www.fuzzydrove.co.uk and click on ‘events and activities’ for more information, or find us on Facebook for the very latest updates.


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Wood Pigeons on the move In the early 2000s Wood Pigeons started a rapid invasion into suburban gardens. By 2008 the British Trust for Ornithology's Garden BirdWatch reported that, in London, 46% of those submitting observations were recording Wood Pigeons. The reasons for this shift were down to a number of factors. Changes in farming practices had fostered a population explosion in the country. At the same time, the rise in the popularity of encouraging birds into suburban gardens by the simple expedient of feeding them meant that there was a ready source of food that "country" Wood Pigeons could exploit. Not only was there a food source, the lack of predators also meant suburban gardens were a relatively safe habitat. As an aside, it did not take long for the Wood Pigeons’ predators, such as the Sparrow Hawk, to follow their prey into the suburbs as well.

A stranger in our midst In the middle of November, a Red-legged Partridge was spotted just off Pack Lane. This is a non-native game bird raised in large numbers locally for shooting. Typically, it is a bird that is seen in open fields. Surviving birds that make it through winter nest in hedgerows. By autumn their numbers are swollen by the huge number of captive bred birds released by gamekeepers for sport. This individual appeared to be visiting all the usual "feeding stations" in the area. Having found a good source of food, it did not take long for this feisty bird to become confident enough to even see off Magpies. As the sexes are very difficult to tell apart visually, we have no idea whether it is a male or female. We shall see what happens in the spring, but it will probably return to the local fields to find a mate. Whether it comes back to suburbia next autumn remains to be seen.

It really is true…….dog poo fairies don’t exist, not even in Kempshott! The most unpleasant problem we sometimes have is dogs’ mess, bagged or otherwise, left at our three conservation sites, namely the Old Orchard (by Kendal Gardens), the Old Hedgerow (between Coniston Road and the sports fields) and Down Grange Meadow (behind St. Mark’s Church). The vast majority of dog walkers show consideration by bagging and binning it, but there is a persistent minority who seem happy to leave it where it is or throw full bags in the undergrowth. Please help by acting responsibly and ensuring that any mess created by your dog is picked up and disposed of properly.

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The Probus Club of Basingstoke, the social group for retired professional and business managers, listened with interest about radio broadcasting memories in the era of 1930s - 60s. It was presented by John Pitman, who grew up during WW2 on a farm near Winchester, where the “wireless” was the main form of information and entertainment. Like many places in those days his home had no electrical supply and the radio was powered by an accumulator, an early form of battery consisting of glass phials filled with acid and it had to be taken away weekly for recharging. Some readers may remember “crystal sets” which were usually homemade and did not require an electrical supply. However radio broadcasting goes back to the turn of the twentieth century after the invention of valves made it possible to receive electrical signals. The first broadcast took place on Christmas Eve 1906 from the New York Metropolitan Opera House but the only listeners were ships moored in New York harbour. 1920 saw the first radio news broadcast by the Marconi Experimental Station at Writtle near Chelmsford in Essex followed two years later with regular entertainment programmes. The British Broadcasting Company, whose main station was 2LO, morphed into the Corporation in 1926 becoming the BBC.

Many memories were stirred as old radio programmes were recalled, ITMA (It’s that man again – Hitler during the war) with Tommy Handley and Mrs Mop asking “Can I do you now sir” and Worker’s Playtime was broadcast from factory canteens. Have a Go starred Wilfred Pickles with Mabel at the Table and in later series Violet Carson, of Ena Sharples fame, playing the piano. Ray’s a Laugh with Ted Ray was the fastest joke teller on radio, MuchBinding-in-the-Marsh, with Kenneth Horne and Richard Murdoch was broadcast from a fictitious RAF station. Hi Gang in the war became in peacetime Life with the Lyons with American Ben Lyon with his English wife Bebe Daniels and Vic Oliver. Take it from Here starred “Professor” Jimmy Edwards, Alma Cogan with Dick Bentley and June Whitfield playing the dim witted engaged couple whose famous phrase was “Oooh Ron; yes Eth?”. Dick Barton Special Agent was on every weekday evening while Journey in to Space with Jet Morgan was on Monday evenings. In Town Tonight was a Saturday teatime current affairs and personality show “We stop the roar of London’s traffic to see who is in town tonight”. Sunday lunchtimes had Two Way Family Favourites with Cliff Michelmoore in London and Jean Metcalfe in Germany followed by the Billy Cotton Band Show which opened with the phrase “Wakey wakey”. The Goon Show had Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Michael Bentine and Harry Secombe while Round the Horne had Kenneth Horne, Marty Feldman with Kenneth Williams and Hugh Paddick as Julian and his friend Sandy. Mrs Dale’s Diary was always worried about Jim and The Archers the everyday story of country folk is still on air today. Who would believe that a ventriloquist’s dummy would have a successful radio show called Educating Archie! It couldn’t happen today but stars of the day appeared like Beryl Reid as Monica but introduced herself in a Brummie accent “Good evening each, my name’s Marlene” and Max Bygraves had two catch phrases “I’ve arrived and to prove it I’m here” and “Good idea, son”. The New York Opera still broadcasts on Christmas Eve but today over 300 radio stations around the world carry the programme. For more information about the Probus Club see their web site www.probusbasingstoke.wordpress.com or phone Paul Flint on 07770 886521.

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Hello and Happy February from the Team at Jolly Olly’s Coffee Shop. Prepare yourself for a newsletter full of exclamation marks! Some

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Jolly Travels Jolly Olly and Family have had a fantastic start to the New Year! At the time not m of writing they are privileged to be on a trip to India! Many thanks to Claire Bowers Oakleywho Pedalers has packed The Jolly’s in her suitcase and taken them off for the trip of a beantime! We are the p really looking forward to seeing the photos on their return and finding out about all the alongt Congratulations exciting places they will be visiting and foods they will be tasting. Thank you Claire! and g

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Thank You Bob! Some of you may know Bob and Anna, regular customers to Jolly Olly’s. You cannot meet well a boost when they two nicer people. Bob has been such a help to us over the past year; offering to fix ent hu Well done to Ton things for me, bringing his leaf hoover along to sort out the leaves that fell outside lly s during the Autumn and giving me advice on D.I.Y. matters when I have no clue! As in aid of a rea fantast well as being “a very nice man”, Bob is also a model railway enthusiast and, to our dilapida delight and surprise, Bob made for us a really special Christmas present. Seeing the Raffles, the giant one … state of our dilapidated old tips box he took it upon himself to make us a new one… There is even a counter with cakes inside!

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I have asked Bob if he would take commissions and he is happy to do so. We think a model of a favourite place makes a I have ask lovely gift. Let us know if you are interested and we can put you in touch with Bob. edmay You Bobrememb if he wo

moto delrun ofannounced a “Lonely favouritetheir Lonely Club Some of you may remember that, during November and December we planned a, place Club”. At this time, we sadly had no takers. However, having recently had a call from a we gentleman who was can put Ollyyou is having a hw in touch making enquiries as to whether we were planning any more, I have decided to try again in February. If you August. To help t are lonely, and would like some company, please come along to Lonely Club on Wednesday February Lonel21st y Clu b hiswelcome customers wh between 2pm and 4pm. Feel free to chat, play cards or just sit quietly. Be sure that we will make you feel and, if you give us the code LC2Welcome, we will give you a free mug of tea. We look forward to seeing you.

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Baker Several customers have also expressed and interest in coming along to chat and make friends with runanyone a, “Lowho nelycomes Club”. At th along to Lonely Club. I plan to make some, “Love to Chat” table signs for anyone who wishes to help in this way so that had a cal l from a gen tlema Remind visitors to the Club can choose to join you for tea and chat if they would like to.

planning any more,bread I havet would like some com all pan stony Oakley Memory Club If you are interested in finding out more about Oakley Memory Club, which supports people with Artisan Heritage early stage dementia, representatives from The Memory Club will be in the shop to answer any questions and explain and prices please what the Club is all about on 14th Feb, 14th March, 11th April, 9th May and 13th June. you. If you would like to help, please quote code LC2Chatter and we will also offer you a free mug of tea.

Pancakes! Tuesday 13th February is Shrove Tuesday. Don’t forget that you can enjoy American style pancakes with bacon and maple syrup anytime at Jolly Olly’s but we will make sure that we have extra supplies in for this special day! Jolly Oakley Calende and the family will certainly be indulging this month. Alongside a delicious cup of nice strong coffee, we don’t think the flavour combination can be beaten!

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Happy Valentines During the week commencing 12th Feb we are offering a romantically themed afternoon tea at the great Council. Do com price of £13.50 per person. Tea includes a selection of freshly made sandwiches, a scone with jam and clotted cream, a selection of cakes and tea or coffee. Our teas are highly rated by those who have sampled them, with many customers Sunday Opening remarking that ours is the best afternoon tea they have ever tasted!

Trip Advisor As some of you may remember, one of my aims last year was to become Number One coffee shop in the Basingstoke area on, “Trip Advisor”. Despite achieving a “Certificate of Excellence” for two years running, and having some really lovely reviews, at the time of writing, we have only made it to the number 2 spot. If you like us,Although and wouldwe have quite slow. There like to help us achieve our aim, please do go onto the site and post a comment, it really does help to bring new customers in. Thanks to all who have already posted and thanks in advance to those of you who will do in the future.August. Apologie February School Half Term As usual, during the school holiday (12th – 16th Feb) we will be opening at the Monday later time of to 9.30am.

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Diary Dates Next Quiz Night – Friday 2nd March. Teams of 4, £2 entry. Booking required. Next Jigsaw Puzzle Race Night – Friday 16th March. Teams of 4 £4.50 entry (includes a half time drink and small snack). Best wishes, Booking required. Quiz and Jigsaw Nights now become booked very quickly. If you would like to be on our mailing list so that we can inform you of upcoming dates ahead of the newsletter coming out, please pass us your details next time The Jolly Olly’s you visit. We look forward to seeing you soon. Best wishes,

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FEBRUARY 2018 IN THE WILDLIFE GARDEN

The flower beds Snowdrops are a boon for any early flying bumblebees and can be bought

in the green this month from many retailers such as Ashwood Nurseries. It’s a bit of a drive but John’s garden at Ashwood has an open day on 10th February where you can see drifts of snowdrops, hellebores and winter aconites whose single varieties all provide early pollen and nectar. February is typically a month of bitter cold. A good wildlife garden is now more important than ever to the survival of local species.

Snowdrops are a booSnowd n for an February typically a month of b boughtisin the gree n this mon bough good wildlife garden is now more Ash wood Nur series. It’s a bit Ashwo than ever of local Ash wooto d the has survival an open day on drifts of snowdrops, hell Ashwo ebore varieties all provide early polleo drifts

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This is good initial advice from the RSPB on creating a wildlife garden: This is good initial advice from the RSPB on creating a wildlife garden: • Providing a combination of tall bushes and trees will provide shelter and nesting  Providing a combination of tall bushes and trees will provide shelter and nesting sites for birds and mammals. birds and mammals. • Introducing lower flowering plants and shrubs, or patches of uncut grass and  Introducing lower flowering plants and shrubs, or patches of uncut grass and w February i wildlflowers will give shelter as well as food for birds, bees, butterflies and other will give shelter as well as food for birds, bees, butterflies and other insects. (Ea good wild insects. (Early spring is a good time to bulk up summer flowering plants such good timeas to bulk up summer flowering plants such as Asters, Heleniums and M than ever Asters, Heleniums and Monardas by division). division). plants which flower, seed and bear fruit at different times of the year • Choosing plants which flower, seed and bear fruit at different timesof Choosing the year More ideas can be foun d from the joint RHS and round benefit for the differenthttp: animals which lives.org in .uk your garden. Wildlife Trusts w //wildabo utgarden will give year round benefit for the different animals which live in your garden. Birds

This picture shows ideas on creating a wildlife garden from Buglife. More ideas can be found from the joint RHS and Wildlife Trusts website:

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Birds National Nest box Week is from 14th National Nest box Week is from 14th to 21st

to 21stWeFebruary. We are encouraged to put February. are encouraged to put up nest boxesnest in our gardens as natural nest sites up boxes in our gardens as natural nest are disappearing. sites are disappearing. A free information pack can be obtained from the BTO at https://www.bto.org/aboutbirds/nnbw/information-pack.

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Subject: Dog walking Dear Editor Whilst returning from exercising my dog – Basil – on the Old Down yesterday afternoon in company with two friends, one with her own small dog – Ted- my own friendly dog Basil (well known to local dog walkers for his friendly temperament) was viciously attacked by a black and white Bull Terrier (Stafford type). The young lady in charge of the Bull Terrier apologised etc. On arriving at my home and checking Basil, I found signs of blood on his left hand eye. I took him directly to the veterinary centre, Nr Asda (where he is registered). The vet diagnosed that he had been bitten through his left bottom eyelid. I was given advice on how to treat the eye etc, the bill for this was £68.72. I have reported this incident to the Council but wanted to warn other dog walkers on Old Down to be aware of this problem. Incidentally, why are all the signs wrongly printed – ie. Incorrectly aligned, users are constantly puzzled by the misleading signs – can something be done about these attractive looking but misleading signs?

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Date: December 2013

The Marie Curie Daffodil Day

By Sheila Glyn-Owen, solicitor specialising in Wills and Probate

Happy New Year and thank you very much for your generosity in 2017.

Direct line 01256 854637 email sglyn-owen@phillips-law.co.uk

Marie Curie Cancer Care provides home nursing for terminally ill people and runs some hospices in the UK. Unfortunately they are unable to provide nurses in the Basingstoke area but they do have nurses in other parts of Hampshire.  They also When everyone is counting the pennies, it’s all too tempting to try some DIY to save a few pounds. fund research into Palliative Care.

That may just work if you areofhandy around houseDay butwhich beware if you are thinking Do It Centre. There are The major fundraising event the year is thethe Daffodil is the 3 March this yearabout in theaTown

other collections 24 February in Chineham, 10 march at Wyvale and the 8 & 9 March at Morrisons. If you can spare an Yourself Will pack; you need to know the risks to you and your family. You may see initial savings but hour or more please call Sally on 023 8026 3123 or go towww.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodil to register for a collection near

you. you Thank when dieyou. your DIY Will could become a DIY disaster and a nightmare for your family.

Sheila Glyn-Own, a solicitor specialising in Wills and Probate at Phillips Solicitors, advises ‘The errors in DIY Wills can be wide ranging and at worst an error can result in a Will being invalid and your assets passing to someone unexpected – this can even be the case if you are married with children!’ Wills are subject to a wide range of rules and laws, and one of the main problems with the DIY approach is that a badly drafted Will can render it completely invalid. Sheila also warns of the risks of

Marriage Blues?

being exposed unregulated, and uninsured seen examples of shoddy, If divorce is ontoyour mind, youunqualified are probably going throughWill all writers kinds ofhaving different emotions. It can be hard to stay calm and consider the implications of divorce or dissolving a civil partnership.

badly written Wills that are not legally binding and have hidden charges which inflate the advertised

DIY Will or DIY Disaster?

However, the Family Law team at Phillips is on hand to help and we can offer you careful guidance and tailored advice

price thethrough Will. In this Summary Sheila advises ‘DIY is good for the occasional bit of decorating, but when to getofyou difficult process.

Date: objective is toDecember helpyour you2013 achieve as quickly and as possible the best for you and your family. itOur comes to protecting loved ones, don’t go foreffectively a false economy – speak to aoutcomes professional.’

No doubt you will have lots of questions about your rights and the process. Most people going through a divorce or

By Sheila Glyn-Owen, solicitor specialising in Wills and Probate For professional legal advice when preparing your Willifplease callWe Sheila Glyn-Owen 854a637. separation would rather avoid having to go to court possible. understand that,onso01256 we offer range of services

including Mediation, Separation Agreements and Collaborative Law. One of these methods could be right for you.

Direct line 01256 854637 email sglyn-owen@phillips-law.co.uk www.phillips-law.co.uk

Collaborative Law is a good alternative and cost effective way of resolving family problems when a relationship has When is counting pennies, all too tempting to tryyour someissues DIY to outside save a few pounds. broken down, but everyone where you and yourthe partner areit’s dedicated to resolving of court. You both sit down together in the same room and with the help of your own specially trained Collaborative Law solicitors, That may just work if you are handy around the house but beware if you are thinking about a Do It you work out a settlement face-to-face, to reach the best solution for you and your family. Rob Parker, who is an experienced member Will pack; you need know the risks toCollaborative you and your family. You may see initial savings but of the FamilyYourself Law team at Phillips is a to specially trained Law solicitor. you diefind youra DIY could become a DIY disaster andwe a nightmare your family. However, if when we cannot wayWill that avoids going to court, then have the for expertise to get the right results for you in the courtroom. We will provide you with the advice and support you need to navigate through the court process. Sheila Glyn-Own, a solicitor specialising in Wills and Probate at Phillips Solicitors, advises ‘The errors in All of our Family Law solicitors are members of Resolution family law group, which means we follow DIY Wills can be wide ranging and at worst an error can result in a Will being invalid and your assets a code of practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems. passing someone unexpected – thisand canyour even family be the case married with children!’ Whatever the issue to you face, we can help you find ifa you wayare forward.

For more information contact byrules calling 854one 604, rob.parker@phillips-law. Wills are subject to aRob wideParker range of and 01256 laws, and ofemail the main problems with the DIY co.uk or visit www.phillips-law.co.uk/family a badly Will can renderRG21 it completely invalid. Sheila also warns of the risks of Phillips Solicitors approach Town Gate is38that London Streetdrafted Basingstoke Hampshire 7NY t. 01256 460830 being f. 01256exposed 854638 e. w. phillips-law.co.uk dx.Will 123073 Basingstoke 10seen examples of shoddy, tolegal@phillips-law.co.uk unregulated, unqualified and uninsured writers having

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badly written Wills that are not legally binding and have hidden charges which inflate the advertised price of the Will. In Summary Sheila advises ‘DIY is good for the occasional bit of decorating, but when it comes to protecting your loved ones, don’t go for a false economy – speak to a professional.’

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I am thinking about returning to work at the end of my maternity leave. What sorts of things do I need to think about prior to doing so and should I expect to return to the same job or not?

ANSWER:

Paul Cowdery, Partner at Clarke & Son replies: Being a mother is a full-time job in itself and it is unlikely that you will have found a moment to think about what may be happening at your place of work. The decision to return to work after maternity leave is a difficult one but the transition back in to the workplace need not be a stressful one. A recent survey by the National Childbirth Trust indicated that nearly 45% of new mothers have returned to work sooner than they would have liked for fear of losing their job or damaging their future career opportunities or because their employer was not flexible enough. Of those people surveyed some 4% took less than two weeks off after the birth of their baby and some 40% returned after between 12 and 39 weeks. This does seem to indicate a lack of information being made available to mothers in respect of their rights upon returning to work after maternity leave. Generally speaking you have the right to return to the same job and on the same terms of employment. You are also entitled to receive any pay rises or bonuses which fell payable while you were on maternity leave. In addition your holiday entitlement accrues during maternity leave and if you have not tagged it on to the end of your leave then you are usually entitled to take what is left upon your return, subject to your employer’s annual leave policy. Notwithstanding the above, a lot can happen in six months or a year and sometimes it may not be reasonably practicable for you to return to exactly the same job. For example, there may have been an internal reorganisation resulting in your job being made redundant. In such circumstances your employer should offer you a suitable alternative role. Provided you have been employed for at least 26 weeks you are also entitled to make a flexible working request although there is no obligation on your employer to agree to the requested flexible working. Currently only employees who have caring responsibilities can make such a request but it should be noted that from 30th June 2014 the current flexible working regime will be significantly widened. The caring responsibility requirement will be removed so as to give all employees who have been employed for at least 26 weeks the right to make a flexible working request. Again the request only needs to be considered by the employer and does not need to be granted. Of course with these rights come responsibilities on your part. Firstly, your employer is entitled to make reasonable contact with you during your maternity leave. Such contact which may be deemed reasonable includes telephoning you for the purpose of updating you on changes in the workplace or informing you of promotion opportunities. You can also work up to ten days without losing your right to maternity pay and benefits. These are commonly known as “keeping in touch days”. Secondly, if you are planning on returning to work earlier or later than your previously agreed return date you must give your employer at least 8 weeks’ notice. Whilst returning to work can be a scary prospect there is no reason to think it need not be anything but a smooth transition. If you have any questions regarding maternity leave, or any other Employment Law matters, please contact our First Contact Team firstcontact@clarkeandson.co.uk or Tel: 01256 320 555. Do you have a legal query? Email theeditor@kempshottmagazine.fsnet.co.uk and the answer may be printed in the next edition of the Kempshott Kourier.

KEMPSHOTT HISTORY GROUP

Our January meeting was very popular with a high attendance to listen to the presentation by Margaret Clark and Jane Hussey on the long history of Buckskin farm. Our next meeting will be on the 13th April at the usual time of 2.30pm in the Kempshott Village Hall when guest speaker Alan Turton will present the history of the Pewlett, (Paulet), family who were big landowners in the Kempshott area. If you are interested in local history and in the Kempshott of old or would like to contribute your local recollections please come and join us in the Kempshott Village Hall at 2.30pm.   We look forward to seeing you there to enjoy the presentation and refreshments. Contact us on 01256 470171 / 352776 or kempshotthistorygroup@sky.com or visit our web site at www.kempshotthistorygroup.org.uk  Best Regards

Barry Dale

Community Pre-school Old Down Hall, Kempshott,

Inviting all prospective families to our Open Day and Spring Craft Session! (children born between 1st Sept 2015 & 31st Aug 2016)

Saturday 3rd March 2018 10am – 12 noon All children welcome, and don’t forget to bring Mummy / Daddy /Grandparents. This is a great opportunity for some fun, to see the Pre-school and meet some of our friendly team. This is our taster session for all children joining us in April too!

…The Kempshott History Group …

See our website at www.dandelions-preschool.org.uk , call Jane on 01256 818857, e-mail info@dandelions-preschool.org.uk or just pop in and see us!

We look forward to seeing you for lots of fun! On Friday 10 January Barry Hedger gave a presentation on Down Grange, the owners and occupiers of Beachdown House, also known as Down Grange Farm and its 570 acres of land, not so much a farm as an estate. Land ownership gives a certain status so it was


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Sainsbury’s Kempshott

Our Values Make Us Different – February 2018 Christmas Update It seems a little strange to be reporting about Christmas in February but, the store welcomed some fantastic charities to the store during the festivities. A huge thank you to the customers who donated so generously during December. We regularly made donations during the festive period to the Night Shelter project and, we now enjoy close working relationships with 6 organisations for donating food waste. Our Local Hero scheme also helped in donating crackers to the pupils at St Marks for their Christmas dinner. Food Donation Point We’re sometimes asked why we don’t have a food donation point at the front of the store. In part, the reason is that we are already making regular donations to the main agencies and charities across the borough, through our Back of Store Food Donation partnerships. We also have strong, ongoing relationships with Basingstoke Foodbank & The Camrose Centre, to ensure that donations are delivered when the need arises and, when there is space at the centres to accommodate the donations. For example, when Basingstoke Foodbank host their collection day at the store, it always results in over a tonne of food being donated in just one day. We’ll be working closer with the Borough Council and food donation charities during the year to assess how we can launch a food donation point which caters for all the requirements from the charities. Charity of the Year Update - YPI Counselling We’re delighted that colleagues and customers have raised over £1000 so far during our partnership with YPI. We have some tremendous fundraising plans at the store ready for YPI and their final visit at the beginning of May. Be sure to check their website for more information about the valuable services YPI offer throughout the community. http://www.ypicounselling.co.uk/ Sport Relief 2018 Sport Relief products are now available exclusively at the store. Be sure to keep an eye out for some colleague fundraising during February and March, leading up to Sport Relief Day on March 23rd. The theme this year is ‘Whatever Moves You’ and you can order your fundraising pack from the Sport Relief website - https://www. sportrelief.com/

BASINGSTOKE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY MEETINGS 2018 Monday 19 February 2018 The Dahlia Year - Nick Gilbert

Monday 19 March 2018

The Lavender Fields - Tim Butler

Monday 16 April 2018

Growing Vegetables without a Garden - Kelvin Mason

Monday 21 May 2018 Roses - David May

Our meetings are held at Kempshott Village Hall in Stratton Park, Pack Lane and commence at 7.30pm.

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HAVE FUN ON MAD HAIR DAY!

St. Michael’s Hospice is delighted to announce their fun campaign Mad Hair Day which will take place once again and this year it is on Friday 9th February to raise much needed funds for the Hospice. The local community are encouraged to wear crazy wigs and style their hair in weird and wacky ways all in the name of generating vital money for North Hampshire’s only adult hospice. ‘Mad Hair Day’ is the perfect excuse to go wild and have fun with your hair’, says Lynne Grimshaw, Community Campaigns Coordinator at the Hospice. ‘Maybe you have always wondered what your hair would look like pink, permed or in a beehive, or perhaps ladies, you have always wanted to be brave enough to have your head shaved, or gentlemen your legs or chest waxed. Well Friday 9th February is the day to give it a try. You can have great fun and really help your local Hospice at the same time by getting sponsored too.’ In the past, the Hospice has had wonderful support from schools and hairdressers but individuals and businesses are always welcome to join in too. St. Michael’s is the local Hospice for North Hampshire, providing care and support through the In-Patient Unit, Day Service and Hospice at Home services. All services are completely free of charge to people with life-limiting illnesses. The running costs of the Hospice last year were £3.7 million of which only around 20% is funded by the North Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group. The support of the local community in campaigns such as Mad Hair Day really does make a huge difference to our fundraising. For more information about supporting Mad Hair Day or holding an event, please call Lynne in the Fundraising Department on 01256 848845 or email lynne.grimshaw@ stmichaelshospice.org.uk for a fundraising pack.

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On a cold but dry night early in December a bunch of On a cold but dry night early in December a bunch of us were on car-parking duty as hundreds of people us were on car-parking duty as hundreds of people came along to St Michael’s Hospice for their Light up came along to St Michael’s Hospice for their Light up a Life event. a Life event. 7 days later another bunch were helping the local 7 days later another bunch were helping the local Pelican Foundation with their inaugural Fun Run. Pity Pelican Foundation with their inaugural Fun Run. Pity the weather was so bad – very wet & muddy, and the weather was so bad – very wet & muddy, and extremely windy - enough to blow our gazebo off its extremely windy - enough to blow our gazebo off its moorings for a short , dramatic flight. moorings for a short , dramatic flight. But the people of Basingstoke were very generous in But the people of Basingstoke were very generous in their support for both events, and these two great their support for both events, and these two great local charities deservedly raised a lot of money. local charities deservedly raised a lot of money.

Like many groups of good friends, we celebrated Like many groups of good friends, we celebrated Christmas with our annual Christmas Party and Christmas with our annual Christmas Party and each received a £1 “Secret Santa” present carefully each received a £1 “Secret Santa” present carefully selected for its humour by one of our club friends. selected for its humour by one of our club friends. Several hundred miles away Rotarians in other Several hundred miles away Rotarians in other countries were giving their presents of shoeboxes countries were giving their presents of shoeboxes to children who otherwise would receive nothing. to children who otherwise would receive nothing. The generous people of Basingstoke donated 1500 The generous people of Basingstoke donated 1500 shoeboxes last year, packed with gifts. They were shoeboxes last year, packed with gifts. They were checked , boxed, shipped and then hand-delivered checked , boxed, shipped and then hand-delivered to the children by Rotarians. So whilst we were to the children by Rotarians. So whilst we were simply having fun with our gifts , those children simply having fun with our gifts , those children were experiencing real joy and amazement. were experiencing real joy and amazement.

4 days later over a dozen of us turned out to cook and 4 days later over a dozen of us turned out to cook and serve Christmas Lunch for the 25 local rough sleepers serve Christmas Lunch for the 25 local rough sleepers and the and the wonderful wonderful team team of of volunteers volunteers at at the the Camrose Camrose Centre who support them throughout the Centre who support them throughout the year. year. Church Church Cottage Cottage looked looked very very festive festive ,, and and Rotary Rotary chef chef Anne Anne Fryer Fryer and and her her sous sous chefs chefs served served up up aa lovely lovely traditional traditionalfeast. feast. th And finally several of of us us turned turned out out to to And finally on on Dec Dec 20 20th several support support The The Basingstoke Basingstoke Samaritans Samaritans at at their their fundraising fundraising Christmas Christmas Carol Carol Concert Concert .. We We sang sang our our out! hearts hearts out! It’s It’s been been aa lot lot of of fun fun supporting supporting these these 44 local local charities charities who do such wonderful work for our community. who do such wonderful work for our community.

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Google recently introduced a fun feature into the Google Arts and Culture app that matches your selfie to Google recently introduced a fun feature into the Google Arts and Culture app that matches your selfie to a famous portrait. a famous portrait. The internet has gone mad over it. The internet has gone mad over it. I say the internet have gone mad but more accurately, Americans have gone mad over it because the feature I say the internet have gone mad but more accurately, Americans have gone mad over it because the feature is limited to the is limited to the US. In fact, the Google Arts and Culture app has jumped to number 6 in the Apple iStore and to the top US. In fact, the Google Arts and Culture app has jumped to number 6 in the Apple iStore and to the top of the Google Play App of the Google Play App store. “It us Lenihan, by surprise,” said Patrick Lenihan, a spokesman forIGoogle. “I’m the PR person store. “It took us by surprise,” saidtook Patrick a spokesman for Google. “I’m the PR person and didn’t even pitch andanybody.” I didn’t even pitch anybody.” The app was developed by the Google Cultural Institute based in Paris, whose The app was developed by the Google Cultural Institute based in Paris, whose goal, said Lenihan, is to find cool waysgoal, said Lenihan, is to find cool ways of bringing together technology and culture, especially art. “It’s a platform that of bringing together technology and culture, especially art. “It’s a platform that allows our thousands of partners, such as allows ourmuseums thousands partners, to such as museums and non-profits, to share millions ofThe artworks and artefacts with thefor world.” andof non-profits, share millions of artworks and artefacts with the world.” company says there’s no cause Theconcern company says there’s no cause for concern as “We don’t use them for anything other than this, and then we get as “We don’t use them for anything other than this, and then we get rid of them,” said Lenihan. “We’re not training AIrid of them,” said Lenihan. “We’re notintraining AI (Artificial Intelligence) face or anything (Artificial Intelligence) programs face recognition or anything like that.”programs Whilst theyinare notrecognition training AI, they are using like it to that.” Whilst they are not training AI, they are using it to great effect in this app. great effect in this app.

Many have already matches. Manyusers users have already postedposted hilarious hilarious matches.

Obviouslythis thisis is just just aa bit it’sit’s very exciting technology as Google have puthave a lotput of effort perfecting facial and facial Obviously bitofoffun funbut but very exciting technology as Google a lotinto of effort into perfecting recognition. In fact, Google Photos is capable of finding picturespictures of your cats and dogs your photo collection. even andimage image recognition. In fact, Google Photos is capable of finding of your catsin and dogs in your photoItcollection. groups them automatically into albums. It even groups them automatically into albums.

How does work How does it it work

Facial recognition biometricidentification identification system examines physical to try to distinguish Facial recognition is is a a biometric system that that examines physical featuresfeatures of a faceof to atryface to distinguish one person one person from another. This may sound like an easy process but there is actually a lot of learning that the AI has atoface do first. from another. This may sound like an easy process but there is actually a lot of learning that the AI has to do first. Once Once a face has been identified in an image, it may have to reorient or resize it for a better reading. For instance, selfie has been identified in an image, it may have to reorient or resize it for a better reading. For instance, a selfie taken too closeacan taken too close can look distorted, so has to be adjust to compensate. look distorted, so has to be adjust to compensate. TheThe systems distinguishable landmarks the different peaks andthat valleys make up facial systemsthen thenidentify identify distinguishable landmarks from from the different peaks and valleys makethat up facial features. Thefeatures. Thedefined defined landmarks are known as nodal points and each human face has approximately 80 nodal points. The system landmarks are known as nodal points and each human face has approximately 80 nodal points. The system then then measures the distances between each point, such as the distance between the eyes, width of the nose, depth of the measures the distances between each point, such as the distance between the eyes, width of the nose, depth of the eye sockets, eyeshape sockets, shape of the cheekbones, length of the jaw line, etc. of the cheekbones, length of the jaw line, etc. AllAll these areused used create a “faceprint” canbethen be verified or identified against existing theseunique uniquecharacteristics characteristics are to to create a “faceprint” whichwhich can then verified or identified against existing information in a database. information in a database. Historically pointswere were collected using a single this biometric easily Historicallythese these data data points collected using a single cameracamera but thisbut biometric data coulddata easilycould be fooled by abe fooled by a photograph photographofofthe theperson. person. Newer and nowuse use3D3D images captured by using two cameras which are able tothe compare Newer andbetter bettersystems systems now images captured by using two cameras which are able to compare depth ofthe thedepth image of thebeing image being captured. captured.

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Last year privacy concerns were expressed about Apple’s iPhone X Face ID which allows you to unlock your phone by Last year privacy concerns were expressed about Apple’s iPhone X Face ID which allows you to unlock your phone by holding it holding it to your face and Facebook’s use of facial recognition to notify users when someone has uploaded a photo of to your face and Facebook’s use of facial recognition to notify users when someone has uploaded a photo of them even if they them even if they haven’t been tagged in it. haven’t been tagged in it. However, the Chinese have taken things one step further as they’ve installed over 170 Million facial recognition cameras. However, the Chinese have taken things one step further as they’ve installed over 170 Million facial recognition cameras. The The system is so effective that during a demonstration, they managed to track down a BBC reporter in just 7 minutes. system is so effective that during a demonstration, they managed to track down a BBC reporter in just 7 minutes. Neale Killick Neale Killick

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My name is Debbie I am one of the Licensed are Lay Ministers (LLM’s or Readers This time of year can be very difficult for lots of people. The coldHello. weather andVeel.the darkness beginning to as they are sometimes known) at St. Mark’s church. LLM’s are not ordained, so we don’t drag, although the shortest day has been and gone, the evenings are drawing early, if you’re me, wear still a dog collar, but we canin do too much of what a vicar can do with like some notable bless the communion wine and bread; we can’t marry people nor you’re still going to work and coming home in the dark and you’reexceptions. luckyWeifcan’t you see daylight during the day. do we baptise anyone. Interestingly enough, we can lead funerals. Other than that we preach, lead worship, prayer mid-week groups and we are involved in the running Some people have particular reasons for feeling down at this time of year, and perhaps the anniversary of ofathe church. I think of it as being a bit like being a deputy head of a school. bereavement or strong feelings of loneliness as people go out and about less.

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

For some people, this time of year goes beyond ‘a bit difficult’ and they experience things have happened in the church and community under their leadership. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), this is a serious mental health conditionForwhere example- we have started a messy church (very informal craft, food, a short celebration and lots of fun for families of all ages 2.30pm -5pm every third Saturday); the individual’s mood drops significantly and they experience other symptoms, they we have started doing the fabulous ‘Open the Book’ assemblies for the Y4’s in the may be unable to work or function in their day to day life. This is brought onjunior byschool; thestarted Saturday @ Saint Mark’s (2 Saturday of the month from 9:30am) which is an informal chance to learn such things as your ancestry, try flower change in weather; reduced hours of daylight and lack of sunlight cause the arrangingmay 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 body’s internal clock to be disrupted as well as other things, such as seeing friends 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 less or financial worries paying heating bills etc. nd

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Kelvinby and changes Jane are off on ain well-deserved long holiday to their There is such a thing as summertime SAD which is brought about schedule, discomfort caused by the favourite place- the Greek islands. We wish them well, as I am sure heat, lack of sleep, financial worries (caused by holidays and extra many excursions of you do also. in the summer) and perhaps body images issues as we’re more likely to wear less. It is a time of change and transition for them and for the church. It may well be a time of change and transition for you too. You may be changing job; maybe moving house;

I’ve noticed an interesting trait in myself. I’m someone who copes something difficult (for example the of havingwith a new baby; getting married; leaving home for the first time to go to university or tolack travel. There may also be some less pleasant changes happening in your life- divorce, unemployment, bereavement. daylight) for as long as possible, I try to hold out for things to get better but as the days get longer and the weather In the church’s year, the weeks just gone still form part of the ‘Easter Season’. It was a time of transition and improves slightly the expectation that I should feel better weighs and compounds the issue. Then crash changeheavily for Jesus’ disciples too. They had travelled around the country with Jesus, listening toIhim teach and preach, watching him do miracles and healings. But they hadn’t quite understood ‘what he was really about.’ spectacularly; I have found myself, on a number of occasions, being admitted to a psychiatric ward around March-May. Easter Sunday and on many occasions after that they met the risen Lord Jesus, and during this time, So what do we do about the things we have absolutely no control On over?! 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 about.’ this is rather drastic and not an option Some people choose to move to warmer climates closer to the equator butreallysince Many of what are called resurrection appearances in the Bible involve eating. This is important because it for many of us, we need to come up with other ways of coping with the short days and cold-stay-indoors weather. tells us that the risen Jesus had a real physical body -he wasn’t some kind of ghostly apparition.

Often thee.g. disciples didn’t immediately recognize Jesus-‘he was the time, same but different.’ best analogy of One tip is to keep a regular schedule, no matter what the time of year, going to bed at the same eatingTheregular this is when maybe you have had your hair done or get new glasses. Often people comment that there is healthy meals and maintaining an exercise routine, even if the type‘something of exercise Something thatonIit.find helpful a bit differenthas about to you’ alter. but they cannot quite place their finger is to hold onto the constants in my life. These include incredible supportive and family but ingroups particular, During this transitionfriends period, Jesus appeared to his disciples in pairs, and once to 500God. people in one go. This tells us that Jesus’ resurrection appearances couldn’t have been a hallucination. It is unlikely that 2

or 3 people, let alone 500 would have had the same hallucination! The bible tells us that no matter what happens, where we are, how we feel or what we do, God is there for us, we just Transition is unsettling and often make us feel ill at ease - It was for the disciples, it is for us at St. Mark’s have to ask. In Hebrews it says “Jesus Christ is the same yesterdayandand today and forever”, Isaiah reminds us that “The it may well be for you. We wonder, “What we’ll do?” and “How we will manage?” Jesus promised to send his disciplesThe a ‘helper’, which we call the Holy Spirit, & support them and enable them to grass withers, the flower fads, but the word of our God will stand forever.” seasons change, asto guide do our circumstances manage and find a way through. but God will stand by our side consistently.

Frances Coleman-Williams

Most Christians will say there have been times when they’ve struggled to feel God’s presence and I’m no exception. Especially when in hospital, at my lowest ebb when depression strips away feelings leaving emptiness in its wake. At this point I’ve found it helpful to focus on images on God, (for example a picture of him searching for his lost sheep) or to carry out rituals, for example I had communion brought to my bedside but this could include specific daily prayers, going to church or meeting up with likeminded friends regularly.

If you’re struggling at any time of year, remember the church can be a warm, friendly community that’s willing to be your constant. We’re putting on a number of events as a response to the Who Cares? Mission. Look out for publication and feel free to pop into anything that appeals.

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A very happy New Year to all our Kempshott WI members. Our speakers programme is already in place for this new year and we are planning outings and events which we hope everyone will enjoy. Our craft afternoons have now been rebranded as social afternoons to reflect more of what we have to offer. These social afternoons will provide the opportunity to meet up with WI friends and chat, play card or board games, do art works or play darts, as well as welcoming those who want to carry on with craft projects or start new ones. While there will be less organised crafting activities our members have a wealth of knowledge which they are always happy to share. If you are a WI member and just fancy some company and a hot drink during these cold grey winter months come along and join us. One of the main aims of the WI is to help forge new friendships and here at Kempshott you can be assured of a warm welcome should you wish to find out all about us. We meet in Kempshott Village Hall, Stratton Park, off Pack Lane at 2.30pm our February meeting is the 26th. Our next Social Afternoon is February 12th. For more information about our WI please contact Mrs Barbara Hutton our President on 01256 460475 or email me meekmoi@aol.com


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