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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR READERS, VOLUNTEERS AND CONTRIBUTORS Congratulations to Emily Tamale of Curlew Close, Kempshott for winning the tickets for the Anvil Pantomime draw. We hope that you enjoyed the Christmas treat. Thank you all for taking part, and better luck next time!! Our volunteers who had been delivering to Shipton way on the Berg estate Road have unfortunately had to give up, If you can spare a short time each month please give me a call on 01256 354282. The February litter pick will take place on Sunday 11th February at 10am, meeting at Buckingham Parade shops (weather permitting!). Litterpickers and sacks provided.

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Contents. . . . . . . . . . Page 1:

The Editor

Page 3:

Basingstoke CSRF

Page 4:

Noahs Ark

Page 4:

Tribute to former Mayor

Page 6:

Poetry corner

Page 6:

Kempshott Infant School

Page 7: Basingstoke Lions Club Page 10: Citizens Advice Page 13: Kempshott Village Hall Page 16: Conservation News Page 17: Probus Club Page 17: Kempshott W.I Page 18: Small Ads Page 19: Basingstoke Anvil Page 22: Basingstoke Gang Show Page 22: Card Corner Page 23: What’s on Noticeboard Page 25: News from Jolly Olly's Page 26: January in wildlife garden


CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING 2018 Have a green Christmas and recycle your Christmas tree

This year, we are going to be recycling your Christmas trees again. The collection dates for this year are Wednesday 3 January to Sunday 28 January 2018. Just take your tree to one of the local collection points below:

Just take your tree to one of the local locations below: • • • • • • • •

Basingstoke Town Centre, War Memorial Park (Crossborough Hill car park) Basingstoke, B & Q, Winchester Road Basingstoke, Bunnings (previously Homebase), Winchester Road Brighton Hill, Gershwin Road, Sports Pavilion Hatch Warren, Community Centre, Long Cross Lane North Waltham, Wyevale Garden Centre Oakley, Oakley Lane (school lay-by) South Ham, Russell Howard car park

Alternatively, you can take your tree to the Household Waste Recycling Centre on Wade Road anytime between 9am and 4pm.

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The meeting on 6th December was the group’s Christmas buffet when the Chairman, David Cowling, welcomed 45 members and 2 visitors to the last meeting of the year. The Secretary, Tony Brazier, remarked on the enjoyable trip Thetomeeting on 6th December was the group’s Christmas buffet when theweek Chairman, David the Portsmouth Dockyard Festival of Christmas last CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT FELLOWSH Cowling, welcomed 45 members and 2 visitors to the last meeting of the year. The Secretary, Tony and remarked reminded everyone of the arrival timeDockyard for the Festival Christmas Brazier, on the enjoyable trip to the Portsmouth of Christmas last th the following week and reminded everyone of the arrival time for the Christmas lunch at BCOT lunch at BCOT the following week. Following this the Welfare At the meeting held on Wednesday 6 April the C week. Following this the Welfare Officer, Christine Broadbent gave her up-to-date report and Officer, Christine Broadbent gave her up-to-date report and gave apologies for those unable to attend. 61 members and the Secretary, Tony Brazier, ga gave apologies for those unable to attend. The Christmas entertainment was supplied by Gary Myles who not only played and sung some of the old


Brooklands Motor Museum and Hatchlands Park Palace on Friday 17 June. Christine Broadbent The programme of speakers and trips forand 2018 now available with and talks onbeat Cycling Eccentric but also gave a ismodern twist toUSA, some of London, them while welcomed back those members who had ret Amazing Berlin, Travellers’ Tales, Life on Board Britannia, My Family & Other Meerkats, Victorian Sports, favourites in the usual style but also gave a modern twist and beat to some of them while everyone enjoyed The Christmas entertainment byresulted Gary inMyles who not the buffet lunch. A bumper number of prizes supplied by the was groupsupplied and members all present th leaving with something fromplayed the raffle.and sung some of the old favourites in the usual style only

everyone enjoyed the buffet lunch. A bumper number of prizes

40 Years on Catching Smugglers, and Fire Safety from Hampshire Fire & Rescue. Trips are planned to The supplied byWindsor, the group andHouse, members in alland present leaving Watermill Theatre, Chartwell House, St. Mary’s Painshillresulted Park, The Weald Downland Museum, Polesden Lacey, Park and in October there is the ever popular Mystery Trip. withBasildon something from the raffle.

The next meeting is on 3rd January when Wiltshire Farm foods will be giving a presentation and the first trip for 2018 is on

The programme oftospeakers and trips for 2018 is the now CyclingVillage Hall Tuesday 20th February Kensington Palace. The group meets on firstavailable Wednesday with of eachtalks monthon at Brookvale from 10 am to 12 noon and all retired Civil Servants and their partners are welcome. Full details of further can be USA, Eccentric London, Amazing Berlin, Travellers’ Tales, Life on Board Britannia, meetings My obtained from the Secretary Tony Brazier on 01256 418770 or at and if you would like to join us on any Family & Other Meerkats, Victorian Sports, 40 Years on Catching Smugglers, and Fire of our trips please contact Kate Lambeth on 01256 328791. Safety from Hampshire Fire & Rescue. Trips are planned to The Watermill Theatre, David Cowling Chartwell House, Windsor, St. Mary’s House, Painshill Park, The Weald and Downland Museum, Polesden Lacey, Basildon Park and in October there is the ever popular Mystery Trip.

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Happy New Year Everyone We hope that you all had 2017 a lovely Christmas and fantastic start to 2018. November Our Christmas nativity The children did really well at their nativity singing all the songs and joining in with all the actions on our last day We have had a fun first half term back where our topic was All About Me of term with lots of proud parents watching them. the children carried which included about their families andthis people special to them. Winter topicsOn Wethis aretopic starting our new term out off activities with some lovely winterallactivities bringing into animals which we see this time of year They also carried out activities about their of favourite things; we started with an activity about their favourite colour. and the winter Olympics which starts at the beginning February.

Builders yardHalloween We are excited to be refurbishing our garden area by making a little builders area for the children in the half term. The / fireworks children will be able to experience using real life tools and equipment at their level, fully supervised. Also we will have big diggers for the On our firstinweek back thisarea. half term the children made many spooky creations for our spooktatular Halloween. The children to fill and empty the stoned children dressed up in their scary outfits (or favourite outfits) for Halloween day. We moved straight onto our

Places Available we still have spaces available at our warm welcoming pre-school so if you are interested in your child coming to join explosive fireworks activities with lots of bright colours filling up our preschool with all the lovely crafts the children and us please contact us on 01256 323853 or email or text 07592913953 we are open Monday-Friday 8am-4pm made.

Two by two Parent Toddler Group Our two by twoChristmas parent toddler group runs on Wednesday mornings 9.45am-11.30am term time only. We return on Wednesday 10th January after our Christmas break, each session costs £2.25 per family. Each week we look at different ways to get the children ready for is now time for us to be thinking about Christmas and all the wonderful things this joyful time of year brings us, pre-school with itactivities to help their fine and gross motor skills. There’s lots of craft activities each week and each session is finished with from theWe children excited about Santa coming, to all of our Christmas theme crafts and cooking we will be a story and song time. look getting forward to meeting you there. doing. We will also be practicing for our end of term Christmas nativity that will be taking place in mid-December. Garden update

TRIBUTES FOR LONG-SERVING COUNCILLOR AND FORMER MAYOR As autumn is here, the children are enjoying watching how the leaves change colour and getting ready to plant our

The Mayor andwinter Leader of Basingstoke Borough Council have led the tributes following the sad news of the vegetables and watchingand themDeane grow. The children planted pumpkins earlier in the year that were harvested death of Cllr Rita Burgess, we who a councillor forand over 30 bread yearsforand a former Mayor. for Halloween; alsowas enjoyed pumpkin soup crusty snack. Born in Essex, Cllr moved to child Basingstoke in 1969 withcaring her family – her sonopen Steven and her 8amtwin daughters Susan If youBurgess are interested in your coming to join our friendly preschool, we are Monday-Friday and Hazel. 4pm. To contact us please call 01256 323853 or email or text 07592913953. Having first been elected to the borough council in 1984, she served as a councillor for Winklebury for 12 years. Cllr Two by Two parent toddler group Burgess returned to the council in 1999 representing the Kempshott ward. She served for many years as Chairman of the council’s Licensing Committee. Our two by two toddler group runs on Wednesday mornings 9.45am-11.30am term time only in the Kempshott village hall. There is no need to book just turn up on the day. We provide lots of exciting activities for you and your

As Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane from 2002 to 2003, she enjoyed her time as first citizen of the borough, with Hazel, child to do together around different themes each week and also include a snack and little story/song time at the her youngest daughter by eight minutes, serving as her Mayoress. end. The group is run by members of staff from the preschool with helpers too all ready to welcome you.

Cllr Burgess was also a councillor for Hampshire County Council.

The current Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane Cllr Paul Frankum said: “Having served with Cllr Rita Burgess for 14 years on the licensing committee I found she always had a warm and supportive word of encouragement, and was quite often to seen handing out sweets at Full council meetings. She will be sadly missed.” The council’s Leader Cllr Clive Sanders said: “Rita was somebody who really embodied the idea of public service - 30 years of being a borough councillor, 18 years as a county councillor and holding the office of mayor for a year is a track record that few will emulate. On the surface a quiet and gentle person who was scrupulously fair, that appearance masked a piercing intellect and an unwillingness to suffer fools gladly that made her an outstanding chair of licensing. A pillar of the council for so many years, she will be sorely missed by all who knew her.” With a career in accountancy, Cllr Burgess worked on environmental projects at AWE in Aldermaston. A member of the high IQ society MENSA, Cllr Burgess was also keen on adventurous sports, including abseiling, white water rafting and parascending. Cllr Burgess, who had four grandchildren, died on Sunday, two weeks before her 75th birthday. The funeral service for Cllr Burgess will take place at Basingstoke Crematorium on Friday 15 December at 3.30pm.

Image of Cllr Burgess during her time as Mayor in 2002.

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Our Year Two children have been to the moon and back this month! The Rainbow Room became an amazing space rocket. Wearing the ID badges they had made and space helmets they set off on a mission to retrieve space rock from the moon! They also designed and made a seat for an astronaut, looking at the properties of different materials and thinking carefully about the features their chair would need. All this work made them very hungry! Our trainee astronauts were more than ready for a space food snack! Our Christmas Fair was a huge success. The children had fun playing games, having their faces painted and even visiting a very special someone who came to wish everyone a Happy Christmas! All the children are busily preparing for Christmas, making cards and calendars, sewing stockings and making decorations. They are rehearsing plays and learning songs for concerts.

Rumour has it that Year Two are looking forward to learning all about Wonderful Women and Ground-Breaking Guys after Christmas. Year One will find out about The Great Fire of London and Year R will get to meet some of the People Who Help Us. So, lots to look forward to in 2018!

BASINGSTOKE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY MEETINGS 2017/18 Monday 15 January 2018 Mustard to Mint - Ian Margetts

Monday 19 February 2018 The Dahlia Year - Nick Gilbert

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The Lavender Fields - Tim Butler Our meetings are held at Kempshott Village Hall in Stratton Park, Pack Lane and commence at 7.30pm.

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BASINGSTOKE LIONS CLUB (Website Our last business meeting was one of those occasions when the use of the Presidential gavel had as much effect as stick of wet celery. There was an end of term feel about the whole evening which was exacerbated by the impaired hearing from which most of us suffer (but won’t admit). So it was a high decibel meeting. On the plus side, everyone got fined for their intransigent behaviour which helps to swell our admin fund. Also, after an hour and a half, the President got fed up with us and declared the meeting closed. Fortunately we still managed to conclude our preparations for the festive season ie. collecting at various retail outlets and organising shifts for our “Sausage Sizzle” at Bunnings on 16th December. Our Christmas community support commitments currently stand at £2400 – so we need your support please. During the month we had our second biannual quiz which raised £458.30. I thought I’d set a difficult quiz, but I was proved wrong as 6 teams managed to score over 80 out of the possible 110 points. Who would have thought that so many people would know so much about opera, generals and murders as well as the general trivia? Our fundraising programme for next year is nearly complete and our first offerings are: 10/02/2018 Moscow Drug Club at QMC – very entertaining. This group are receiving accolades wherever they play and this was the only date they had available. So come and see them with us before they hit the big time. Contact Maurice Hockley: Email or Tel: 01256 421867 03/03/2018 Swimathon at 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@ 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. Her reputation (and that of her local team) is such that Oakley may very well become the next “Midsommer”. You can bring your own picnic and we will be running our usual competitively priced bar. Should be fun! Contact: John Hibberd: Email or Tel: 01256 461086 Details of each event can be found on our website 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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At a meeting last night (Tuesday 5 December) Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s Cabinet approved the proposed terms of this deal. The commitment from Lilly to stay in Basingstoke would see the company move to a new purpose-designed Grade A office building in Basing View, as part of the ongoing multi-million pound council-led regeneration of the central business district. The new 45,000 sq ft office building will be constructed as part of the borough council’s partnership with national developer and urban regeneration expert Muse Developments, which has already attracted John Lewis and Waitrose to Basing View. Once completed the building would be owned by the borough council, bringing in additional rent to help fund council services. The new office building will also provide ground floor shop or café units for use by both Lilly staff and other people working at Basing View. The new offices are to be built to high environmental performance standards. Essential levelling work on the land to enable construction work to begin has secured £4.5 million funding from the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership, as part of its commitment to creating more sites for development to boost economic growth in the town. Under the proposed deal, Lilly’s out-of-town Priestley Road Campus, which no longer meets the needs of the international pharmaceutical company and its high-skilled workforce, would be freed up for brownfield regeneration. The council plans to sell the site to Lilly for redevelopment once the company has moved into its new offices in Basing View in approximately two years’ time. Cabinet Member for Property and Development at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Cllr John Izett said: “We are delighted that Lilly is not only remaining in Basingstoke but will be moving its headquarters into Basing View – it’s a massive vote of confidence in Basingstoke and what we have to offer to international companies as a great location. “The proposed transaction has further long-term benefits. It enables the council to generate the higher returns it needs to support services for our residents by investing in the new offices let to the company and creates opportunities for the regeneration of the Priestley Road site. Rebecca Morison, Vice-President and General Manager at Lilly UK and Northern Europe, said: “I’m delighted that plans for Lilly’s move to a modern, purpose-built office at Basing View have been approved by the council. “Lilly has a long-term commitment to the Basingstoke area, where we have been based since the 1940s, and the UK remains an important location for Lilly’s global business.” John Robinson, Development Director at Muse Developments, said: “This is a very positive development for Basing View and is a testament to its ideal location adjacent to existing retail, leisure and public transport, as well as close proximity to the motorway network and access to a skilled labour pool. We look forward to working with the council to deliver firstclass, efficient and modern new office accommodation for Eli Lilly and Company.”

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FUZZY DROVE CONSERVATION GROUP Following on from last month’s article, asking supporters to email us at if they spot wildlife in or near Fuzzy Drove, we were absolutely thrilled to receive an email from one of our young volunteers giving us the best description we have ever read of a grey partridge! Elliot, aged 6, emailed to say “I wanted to let you know that I have seen a bird like this in my front garden and I have spotted its lots more times in our road over the last few weeks. Appearance: orange bright head as orange as the sun. shaded shiny feather as shiny as green and golden as grass. peach silky skinny feet as skinny as plastic. if you look closely you maybe see its plain belly. if you are very lucky you will see its neck like a stripy straw. superbly super small legs as small as cute mice. did you know there are wobble wiggly fascinating dark brown lines on its back. beady bright brown eyes as beady as a robber. sharp sparkling claws as sharp as a knife. tiny pointy feathers as pointy as me. a feisty beak as feisty as a snake”. In January we will be starting work on coppicing some more hazels and creating dead hedges. If you would like to join us for this work, our January working parties are on: Saturday 6th and Saturday 20th January. We meet at 10am on Fuzzy Drove beside the entrance to Petrel Croft and our 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 and click on ‘events and activities’ for more information, or find us on Facebook for the very latest updates. One thing that has made our working parties a bit more difficult has been the presence of some green fly tipping along the Drove. Needing to move piles of garden rubbish before we can start work is annoying! We’d be very grateful if supporters who live adjacent to Fuzzy Drove could keep an eye out for anyone coming up the Drove and dumping green (or any other!) waste and report it to the Council if it is spotted. More details of how to do this can be found at We would emphasise the advice from the Council website: please do not put yourself at any risk if you witness an incident. Do not approach any person you suspect of fly-tipping, your personal safety is always the most important thing. For more information about everything we have been doing in the last few months please see the latest copy of our newsletter, which can be downloaded from a link at the top of our website homepage

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Wild Flower Seeding in Down Grange Meadow. As an experiment, a strip of grass 240m long by 3m wide has been cleared and seeded with a wide variety of wild flower seeds. As the germination rate is dependent on the seed being in direct contact with the ground, visitors and their dogs were encouraged to walk over this area to tread in the seed. Sowing was carried out in early November, just in time for the seed to be rained in and before the cold weather arrived. This area was chosen as the grasses were fine and not particularly vigorous, giving the wild flowers a chance to compete. Our Work Party dates for January and February are shown below. Please do come and join us if only for an hour or so as we really could do with more help. All equipment is provided, but please bring your own gloves. Thursday, 4th January 2.00—4.00pm—Old Orchard, Kendal Gardens Sunday, 14th January 10 00am—12 00 noon—Old Hedgerow, Down Grange (Behind 77-155 Coniston Road) Thursday, 25th January 2.00—4.00pm—Down Grange Meadow (Homesteads Road entrance) Sunday, 4th February 10.00am—12.00 noon—Old Orchard (See above) Thursday, 15th February 2.00—4.00pm—Old Hedgerow (See above) Sunday, 25th February 10.00am—12.00 noon—Down Grange Meadow (See above)



The Probus Club of Basingstoke, whose members are retired professional and business managers, has been in continuous existence for over 39 years. As well as business type meetings with guest speakers and social lunches and dinners involving wives and partners they also visit places of interest within a day’s ride. The latest visit was a coach trip to Devizes in Wiltshire, ostensibly to have a guided tour around the Wadworth brewery. It is still family owned since its foundation in 1875. However as it was market day and the brewery tour was scheduled for 2.00 pm there was ample time to wander around this ancient market town, browse the many individual shops and enjoy a spot of lunch. Some went to look at the Caen Hill rising lock system on the Kennet & Avon canal that runs at the rear of the brewery, while others sampled the delights of this old town that houses an impressive indoor market as well as the extensive and what appeared to be attractive value to be had from the outdoor market. There were visits to a flea market and a museum that displays Roman artefacts, including reference to the Emperor Probus, before the brewery tour commenced. Because of the many steep stairs in this old building some excused themselves from the brewery tour but joined later to visit the stables and see the shire horses that are used to pull the drays to the pubs within two miles of the brewery. These handsome beasts go on display at several shows in the south western region during the summer. All then adjourned to the Harness bar for a free tasting of the ales on display. An enjoyable visit and well recommended. For more information about the Probus Club of Basingstoke see their web site or phone their Secretary Paul Flint on 07770 886521.

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Well December is over and our members Christmas party brought Kempshott WI activities to a close for another year. With the sounds of the 60’s and 70’s played by Billy Clayton and an excellent buffet, an entertaining afternoon was enjoyed by almost sixty members and invited guests. Last year we have once again enjoyed a varied selection of speakers, outings and activities, including walks, skittles, a visit to Chawton to Jane Austen’s house, a trip on the Kennet and Avon Canal by horse drawn boat, a summer garden party and of course our Christmas outing to Stonor Park in November . Plans for our 2018 meetings and activities are well underway and we look forward to another enjoyable year as members of the WI. From January our craft afternoons are becoming social afternoons and while craft projects will still be encouraged we hope that those members who would just like to enjoy a drink and a bit of company during these miserable winter months will come along and join us. Our first social meeting of the New Year is on Monday 8th January from 2.00pm until 4.00pm. Our first general meeting in 2018 will be on Monday 22nd January in Kempshott Village Hall at 2.30pm when annual subscriptions are due. Potential new members are most welcome to come and see what the WI is all about on this date. With over 6500 WIs in the UK catering for different ages and interests the WI plays a unique role in providing women with the chance to learn new skills, take part in a wide variety of activities and build new friendships. Finally can I take this opportunity to wish a very Happy Christmas and New Year to all our past present and potential members, we look forward to seeing you in 2018. For further information about Kempshott WI please phone our President Barbara Hutton on 01256 460475 or email Moira Meek.



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The flowerbeds Climbers can be vital to birds in winter giving shelter and providing a foraging habitat for insect eating species such as Blue and Great Tits. At Beale Bird Gardens in December on a day with an extremely low wind chill I saw a flock of long tailed tits feeding amongst the bare branches of deciduous shrubs, some flying quite close to me in their desperation to get enough food before darkness.


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Andrea Boulter, Head of Family Department replies: The impact of divorce upon someone’s family home and mortgage is probably the issue which worries separating couples more than any other. It is the area that demands the most careful legal expertise to resolve. If you find yourself desperately unhappy within your marriage to the point where you wish to separate you should take note of the following key points:• In any decision in relation to marital finances the court has to have first consideration to the welfare of any child of the family under the age of 18 • The court has to balance the parties’ respective incomes, earning capacity, property and other financial resources either held now or which they may reasonably be acquire in the future • The court has to consider the needs and responsibilities of the parties • The court has to consider the parties standard of living • The court has to consider the parties’ contributions • A spouse’s level of income will affect their mortgage capacity and consequently their ability to re-house/re- mortgage There are other criteria the court has to consider but in cases involving the family home on divorce however the above points tend to be the most important in judicial decision making. If at all possible the court wants children to remain in a securely owned home and not to be placed at risk of homelessness or being moved into short term privately rented accommodation. A sale of the average home is seen as a matter of last resort while children are still at school unless any linked mortgage is no longer affordable. The family court has the power to decide the future of the family home. You may be able to retain occupation of the family home long after the marriage is at an end if you have school age children. In seeking advice, however, you must ensure your solicitor has all the facts about your situation. If you have a query regarding Divorce/Separation or any other family matter, please contact Andrea on 01256 320 555 or email Do you have a legal query? Email and the answer may be printed in the next edition of the Kempshott Kourier.


NEWS FROM CRANBOURNE JAN 2018 Happy New Year from us all Cranbourne! We had a busy Half Term in the run-up to Christmas including Grand

Openings, Music and Drama Performances, a second Suspended Timetable Day, Reward and Certificate Presentation Evenings and much more! Intervention Room Grand Opening At the end of November our Chair of Governors, Mr Tim Patrick, visited Cranbourne to open our New Intervention room. This is a room designed by students and staff in order to give additional support when students need it. Mr Patrick cut the ribbon to declare the room open and spent time having tea and cake, chatting to some of the first students to use the new facilities. Representatives of young interpreters, who support students learning English and the Young Carers group were invited to the opening. Cranbourne has a diverse student population from many different areas of Basingstoke and ethnic backgrounds. Mrs Aplin commented in Year 7 assembly on “the wonderful mix of students have come together from many different places.” Some of our students occasionally need support with settling into school, learning a new language or other issues such as friendships and even mental health. Student Ambassadors working hard to improve the school At Cranbourne we have an active and passionate student voice. Two main tasks for the Students Council this term has been to improve the toilet facilities and make changes to improve the canteen. Year 11’s have worked on ensuring there will be refurbishments to the toilet facilities and have spoken in assembly about the need to respect the newly improved facilities to ensure they remain nice for everyone. Our Student Canteen Committee has been busy meeting with Canteen staff and discussing healthy options and other suggestions that can be made to improve the canteen. Students then delivered an Assembly to all year groups explaining the changes they will begin to see in the canteen and offer samples of tasty new additions to the menu such as Beetroot Brownie! We are also consulting with students on the best placed for our new ‘Snack Shack’! Libraries Matter We have exciting news! Our school has just been awarded over £1100 to spend on new fiction in our library. Our librarian is already putting together an order of new books, and hopes to have them available to borrow by students by Christmas. We sincerely thank The Four Lanes Trust for this generous award, and assure them we will make the best use of it with our children.

MAYOR RECOGNISES COMMUNITY’S HARD WORK ON WHITCHURCH NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN Basingstoke and Deane Mayor Cllr Paul Frankum has given the neighbourhood plan for Whitchurch his official seal of approval at a special reception.

The Mayor met representatives of Whitchurch Town Council and Whitchurch Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee at the event to congratulate them on all their dedication in engaging the community in shaping their future development together. The Whitchurch plan was drawn up by local people and adopted by the council after a referendum on 14 September 2017. The turnout of electors was 29%. Of those who voted, 92% were in favour of the plan. The plan now forms part of the borough council’s development plan for the parish and will be used when considering planning applications. Cllr Frankum said: “My congratulations to everybody in Whitchurch who has been involved in the process to bring this neighbourhood plan to fruition. “A great deal of hard work has been undertaken over recent years by the local community in order to get the plan accepted. “Neighbourhood planning allows local people to have a real input into decisions about the future development of their communities and ensures that their needs are met.” Other neighbourhood plans currently under way in the borough include Sherfield on Loddon and St Mary Bourne. For more information on neighbourhood planning visit


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Our best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year to all our members. Our next meeting will be on the 12th January at the usual time of 2.30pm in the Kempshott Village Hall when our own Margaret Clarke and Jane Hussey will present their researches into the surprising long history of Buckskin Farm.   For your diaries the dates for all our meetings in 2018 are: 12th January  History of Buckskin Farm – Margaret Clarke & Jane Hussey 13th April      Paulets Family – Alan Turton 13th July       History of the Willis Museum – Bob Aplin 12th October  Poulty Farming in Kempshott – Jane Hussey   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 or visit our web site at   Best Regards

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With the New Year comes the feeling of a new start and many of us make a New Year Resolutions. I wonder if you can guess what the top 5 from last year were?



1. Exercise more Transition & Transformation 2. Lose weight Hello. My name is Debbie Veel. I am one of the Licensed Lay Ministers (LLM’s or Readers It’s that time of year again – when we wave goodbye to the old asyear welcome in the shops are they areand sometimes known) at St. Mark’s LLM’s areThe not ordained, so we don’t 3. full Eatofmore healthily wear a dog collar, but we can do much of what a vicar can do with some notable now items to make our houses brighter and more organised; storage boxes and pale linen plus anything exceptions. We can’t bless the communion wine and bread; we can’t marry people nor 4. everything More active approach to health we baptise anyone. we can lead funerals. Other than we and to do with keeping fit. All the wintery Christmas docolours haveInterestingly gone enough, or are now residing onthatthe preach, lead worship, prayer and mid-week groups and we are involved in the running of the church. I think sale of it as being a bit like being a deputy head of a school. 5. shelf. Learn a new skill or Hobby 1 I am writing this month because, as you may or may not know, the Rev. Kelvin and Jane Taylor left St. Mark’s

With the New Year comes the feeling of a new start and many ofatus make New Year wonder if Many youexciting can the end of May. a They had been with us Resolutions. for nine years and we areI sad to see them go. We do seem embrace the New Yearwere? with gusto; of course this yearthings will better than last. But havebe happened in the church andthe community under their leadership. guess whatto the top 5 from last year For example- we have started a messy church (very informal craft, food, a short very soon our resolutions wane and our old habits and practices return. celebration and lots of fun for families of all ages 2.30pm -5pm every third Saturday); 1. Exercise more we have started doing the fabulous ‘Open the Book’ assemblies for the Y4’s in the junior school; started Saturday @ Saint Mark’s (2 Saturday of the month from 2. the Lose weight To break cycle of a bad habit sometimes we need to change how we approach it. which is an informal chance to learn such things as your ancestry, try flower 9:30am) 3. Eat more healthily 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 health for you. You may want toeducation. ourmake kitchen at a church – if youstart have ever used theyour old kitchen at St. Here4. at St More Mark’sactive thereapproach is a warmto welcome fresh with 1 Mark’s you know what state it was in! All of this and much more 5. Learn a new skill or Hobby Kelvin’s love leadership. spiritual health or perhaps you yearn to be part of a community. Weunder would to see you. Kelvinyear and Janewill are off on long holiday We do seem to embrace the New Year with gusto; of course this bea well-deserved better than theto their last. But very soon our favourite place- the Greek islands. We wish them well, as I am sure resolutions wane habits practices return. And perhaps we canand helpour youold with yourand resolutions too ……. many of you do also. nd

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

To break the cycle of a bad habit sometimes we need to change how we approach it. It may well be a time of change and transition for you too. You may be changing job; maybe moving house; For instance the 6th most popular resolution is spending more time on personal wellbeing. Stress and having a new baby; getting married; leaving home for the first time to go to university or to travel. There Here at St Mark’s there is aa real warm welcome You may open want to make a fresh start with spiritualbereavement. health or may also be some less pleasant changes happening in your life-your divorce, unemployment, Mental health have become talking point for of 2017 people up about their struggles. perhaps you yearn to be part of a community. We would love toInsee you.year, the weeks just gone still form part of the ‘Easter Season’. It was a time of transition and the church’s Help is becoming more widely available. change for Jesus’ disciples too. They had travelled around the country with Jesus, listening to him teach and And perhaps we can help you with your resolutions too ……. preach, watching him do miracles and healings. But they hadn’t quite understood ‘what he was really about.’ On Easter Sunday and on many occasions after that they met the risen Lord Jesus, and during this time, For instance at St Mark’s on 13th January as part of our saturday@stmark’s programme we willStress be all that before He personal ascended to heaven, they began to understand He was teaching and explaining to them For instance the 6th most popular resolution is spending more time on wellbeing. and Mental health have about God and about how much He loves each and every one of us. They finally did begin to comprehend running a session called “Managing negative emotions”. You will be able to hear from a survivor of ‘what He was really about.’ become a real talking point of 2017 as people open up about their struggles. Help is becoming more widely available. Manypositively. of what are called resurrection appearances in the Bible involve eating. This is important because it long term mental illness and how she copes and manages all emotions For instance at St Mark’s on 13th January as part of our saturday@stmark’s will a session tells us that the risen Jesusprogramme had a real physical bodywe -he wasn’t somebe kind running of ghostly apparition. Often the didn’t immediately recognize Jesus-‘he was the same but different.’ The best analogy of called “Managing negative emotions”. You will be able to hear from adisciples survivor of long term mental illness and how she Saturday@stmarks is one of our regular activities that takes place 10am to maybe 12.30 every second this is when you have had your hair done or get new glasses. Often people comment that there is copes and manages all emotions positively. ‘something a bit different about you’ but they cannot quite place their finger on it. Saturday. There is a Café, Swap Shop and Fair Trade Stall. Every month there is a series of During this transition period, Jesus appeared to his disciples in pairs, groups and once to 500 people in one Saturday@stmarks is one of our regular activities that takes placego.10am everyappearances second Saturday. ThereIt is a Café, This tells usto that12.30 Jesus’ resurrection couldn’t have been a hallucination. is unlikely that 2 presentations and activities for all the 3community. people, let alone 500 would have had the same hallucination! Swap Shop and Fair Trade Stall. Every month there is a series of orpresentations and activities for all the community. 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 popular well be for you.resolution We wonder, “Whatand we’ll do?” and “How we will manage?” Jesus promised to Being controlofofour ourfinances financesisisanother another we Being inin control popular resolution and we can help with this too. send his disciples a ‘helper’, which we call the Holy Spirit, to guide & support them and enable them to manage and find a way through. St can Mark’s runs a CAP Money Course on a regular basis. This is a course that teaches people help with this too. St Mark’s runs a CAP Money Course on a budgeting skills and a simple, cash-based system that really works. It helps you prioritise the regular basis. This is a course that teaches people budgeting skills things that are important to you, manage any debt that you have, live well within your means and a simple, cash-based system that works. It helps you and save for your future. Sessions are really available early in the New Year starting on Monday prioritise thefollowed things that are important to you, manage debt that 29th January, by Monday 5th and Monday 12thany February 2018. Additional dates are available during the summer too. The evening sessions will run from 7pm until 9pm, include a meal and of are entirely you have, live well within your means and save for your future. Sessions are available early in the Over the summer you may have taken part in our Who Cares survey. We asked the community free. New Year starting on Monday 29th January, by the Monday 5th and Monday 12th February Kempshott one question “Whatfollowed hurts you most?” OverAdditional the summer you haveduring taken the partsummer in our too. WhoThe Cares survey. We asked community of Kempshott one 2018. dates aremay available evening sessions will runthe from 7pm question “What hurts you until 9pm, include a meal andthe aremost?” entirely free. We had an incredible number of heartfelt responses that have really shown us what the community

We had anisincredible of heartfelt responses that have reallythat shown what the community is struggling strugglingnumber with. We have planned a number of events will us help respond to these concerns and with. We have planned a number of events that will help respond to these concerns and worries. In this issue of the Kourier worries. In this issue of the Kourier you will see a full page advert with lots more details. There is one you will see a full page advert with lots more details. There is one I would like to highlight which is Tea@2. 1

I would like to highlight which is Tea@2. Every Tuesday at 2pm to 4pm, St Mark’s will be open for tea, coffee, cake and a chat. This is open

to adults ofEvery any age. Our at first two held monthfor and wecoffee, will restart on Tuesday Tuesday 2pm tosessions 4pm, St were Mark’s willlast be open tea, cake and a chat. 9th January. We do hope you can join us.

This is open to adults of any age. Our first two sessions were held last month and we will

th Finally St Mark’s place of 9New Beginnings - in April restart is onaTuesday January. We do hope you2018 canwe joinwill us. be licensing our new Priest in Charge – Rev Nicola Such. Nicola is currently serving as a curate in the parish of Wroughton and Wichelstowe in the Bristol Diocese.

Finally St Mark’s is a place of New Beginnings - in April 2018 we will be licensing our new

Nicola’s licensing take –place on 18thSuch. AprilNicola at 7.30ispm here atserving St Mark’s weparish very much Priest inwill Charge Rev Nicola currently as aChurch curate and in the of look forward to working with her in the future.

Wroughton and Wichelstowe in the Bristol Diocese.

As Christians we believe in new beginnings and the transforming love of Jesus Christ. God doesn’t reject us or send us away whatever we licensing have done. opens hison arms inApril welcome andpm says “My childChurch – I loveand you”. Nicola’s willHe take place 18th at 7.30 here at dear St Mark’s we very much

look forward tointo working withYear her in theI future. As you start your journey the New may offer this blessing? The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on youinand bebeginnings gracious toand you;the transforming love of Jesus Christ. God doesn’t As Christians we believe new the Lord turn his face towards you and give you peace. 6:24-26) reject us or send us away whatever we have (Numbers done. He opens his arms in welcome and says “My dear Kim Robins (LLM Training) child – I in love you”. 1 As you start your journey into the New Year may I offer this blessing?

The Lord bless you and keep you;


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SERVICES FOR JANUARY Every Sunday Every Sunday at 8.30am Holy Communion. All services at 10am unless stated otherwise                                               7th January 10.30am Joint Service at Kempshott Methodist Church Readings - Genesis 1:1-5, Mark 1:4-11                                 14th January 10.00am All Welcome! Readings - Psalm 139:1-5, John 1:43-51                                 20th January 2.30pm Messy Church

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