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The photo to the left shows the crocus bulbs which are just coming to the end at Buckingham Parade near the pelican crossing. These were planted by the children at Kempshott Infant School about 8 years ago and were part of the community bulb planting organised and paid for by Kempshott & District Residents Association. Volunteers from the Kempshott community planted bulbs in the Heron Way open space around the play area and in the Gracemere Crescent open space. Residents from the Liaise Loddon care home in Kempshott Lane planted daffodil bulbs around Buckingham Parade. Sadly the crocus bulbs are slowly dying back, but the daffodil bulbs are coming up and should be providing some beautiful displays shortly. If anyone is out and about and can get some nice photos please send them in to me and we will do our best to publish them. The April Litterpick will tke place on Sunday 8th April at 10am, meeting at Old Down Hall at the top end of Kempshott Lane (weather permitting). Litterpickers and sacks provided.
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In the UK in 2014 there were 356,860 new cases of cancer diagnosed. In the same year there were 163,444 deaths from cancer. 50% of those diagnosed survive cancer for 10 or more years. Only 42% of cancer cases are preventable. After being diagnosed with cancer, people may be going through a range of emotions. They may need time off and support to process those emotions together with those around them.
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This year Basingstoke Rotary are raising monies for local cancer charities. We have already started planning events and are organizing a charity golf day on Friday 18 May at Basingstoke Golf Club. If you know any golfers who may be interested please contact the organizer Robert Jenner OBE on 07985 626105. Entry is available for teams of four at £55 per person.
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A two day festival is planned also in May, 12th and 13th at Down Grange. We already have food and trade stalls making bookings. We offer registered charities a free pitch so that they can come and raise awareness through marketing and/or running a fun stall. Last year we had 29 charities take part. If you are involved with a charity or know one that would benefit then let us know via our website www. basingstoke.rotaryweb.org Additionally we organize entertainment on the two days including John Searle Fun Fair, Clive Fortune Big Band, Spotlight display, Morris Dancers and many more. Make a note in your diaries, come along and help in the fight against cancer.
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There were 48 members and 4 visitors at the meeting held on 7th February who enjoyed the usual tea, coffee and biscuits before David Cowling, the Chairman welcomed everyone and gave apologies from those unable to attend. Christine Broadbent, the Welfare Officer, gave her report and then Tony Brazier, the Secretary, gave details of the forthcoming visits to Oxford on Thursday 22nd March which will be a do as you please trip and Chartwell National Trust property on Thursday 26th April. The speaker at this month’s meeting was Barbara Cummins who recounted her experiences of cycling through the USA, Scandinavia, Central America and Australia. She explained that on retirement she wanted something physical to undertake and after weighing up the options decided that cycling would be best for her. After having a cycle made for her and giving it a trial run here she decided to take on a trip of nearly 3000 miles down the East Coast Greenway of America from Boston to Miami. This was followed 2 years later by a cycling tour of Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland through to the Russian border. Then followed Central America, France coast-to-coast and, closer to home, the Pennine Way before setting off in 2016 to Australia, along the Great Ocean Road, Tasmania, New Zealand Fiji and Hawaii. She illustrated her talk with many photographs and told of her numerous encounters and the kindness and hospitality she received along the way which she reciprocates to cyclists visiting here. The next meeting is on 7th March when the AGM will be held. Also at this meeting John Howson will be displaying some of his drawings and Claire Eastick from Southern Health will speak on the Frailty Awareness campaign after which we will be going to the Conservative Club for a carvery lunch. 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 and outings can be obtained from the Secretary Tony Brazier on 07715 640171 and if you would like to join us on one of our trips contact Kate Lambeth on 01256 328791.
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Valentine’s Day have been about making some cardsthings; and special pictures foractivity their loved ones,favourite as well colour. as talking about who is TheyThe alsochildren carried out activities their favourite we started with an about their special to them and what they love ready for valentine’s day. Halloween / fireworks
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His nefarious plan was to hack into the files Of authors and also their books, Re-arranging their listings in a manner bizarre, And certain to get funny looks!
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He endeavoured to link-up various titles with Authors he deemed more appropriate, And his resultant success so filled an opiate.
To please his lady-friend he pondered awhile And then he thought he’d beguile her By having ‘Bleak House, now being penned By the charming young lady, Ruth Tyler.
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The English language Why is our spelling so peverse?
And pronunciation even worse! What do we make of cough and dough And bough and through. Why are they so? Who made these rules in days of yore? Did they adopt what went before? Shoorly we can rite much better If we left out lots of letters. Unnecesary tho they be They are part of you and me. The spelling bees taught in schools Would have to have all new rules But children would be better off By spelling words like nife and coff. Could we live without a ‘k’ Or ‘x’ or silent ‘p’, let’s say. Salms could be sung and sychology tort
His final invention was really not nice, In fact it was rather beastly, For now he offered ‘The Vicar of Wakefield’ As the brain-child of J.B. Priestley. He then settled back with a satisfied smile At a job successfully completed, But in his delight he hit the wrong key, And the whole of his work was deleted!
Portrait of the year
I had an urge while making a cup of tea to draw a portrait of myself Quite sure that it’ll be a good one cos I’m in the rudest of rude good health First I’ll draw the hair and hairline because below it comes the face So I shan’t be leaning on stuff I’ve done already to end up in disgrace My easel stands splayed legged all ready for the start And opening up my biggest drawing pad I’m ready to play my part My pencils are on the table and my erasers are by the side Taking up a B4 pencil ‘It’ll be a masterpiece, viewed with pride’ Looking past my blank pad I know there’s something I can’t see My mind strays to my subject a subject that’s supposed to be me How could I have been so foolish into thinking I could draw myself Cos the only way I can see me is in the mirror above the shelf And the only way to get my reflection is another mirror in the room But buying something to use just once fills my heart with gloom Because the subject that I wanted to draw is something I can’t see! I feel the Urge to draw has gone now so I’ll just make another cup of tea.
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The crocuses and snow drops are beginning to appear around Kempshott Infant School and while it doesn’t seem to be getting any warmer, Spring is definitely in the air! This term, Year 2 have been finding out about great women who changed the world. They have been learning about the Suffragettes and what they achieved for women today. They also received a visit from Mary Seacole, (ask Miss Marris!) who changed so much in hospitals and nursing. They are looking forward to finding out about great Queens and discovering all the amazing changes and inventions that came about during Queen Victoria’s reign. Year 1 continued their work on the Great Fire of London, building brilliant fire engines using wheels and axles. They also created a dance and drama piece. When they discovered that people buried their cheese to protect it from the fire, the teachers hid some cheese and set a treasure hunt for the children, which was great fun, and yes, they did find it all! Talking of healthy eating, HC3S brought in lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, dips and healthy snacks for Year 1 to taste. We now know that vegetable crisps taste delicious and just how much sugar is in some of the drinks we like. Year R had a very exciting visit from Stephanie and Simon, very kind Paramedics who brought their ambulance to school. The children had a good look through their back packs and found out all about the equipment they carry. They sat in the ambulance and were bandaged as well! They even saw the blue lights flash but the sirens were too noisy and we weren’t allowed to put them on! They also had fun using boxes and tubes to build a fire engine. Lots to look forward to next term, hopefully it will be a bit warmer too!
KEMPSHOTT JUNIOR SCHOOL
Pupils have taken part in many different sports events. Each pupil had success whether placing or taking part. Since the start of the Spring Term, Kempshott Junior School teams have placed fourth in athletics, first in the individual table tennis competition and have had huge success in the cross country competition having 31 pupils from across the school competing and winning two of the four events. Our rugby and hockey teams continue to work hard and are placing high on league tables. House events continue to be popular on Friday lunch times with points continually being added to the school houses; Ash, Beech and Oak. Well done everyone for your team work! Year 5 pupils returned from Stubbington study centre (Fareham) experts on small mammals, coasts and having increased independence! Overall the weather was dry and allowed pupils to take part in the outdoor activity week; building shelters, conducting beach studies, being an animal tracks detective, map reading, using the hide at night and challenging themselves overcoming the renowned Earthquake obstacle rescue course in teams. Pupils and staff greatly enjoyed their 'week away' and would recommend the centre to anyone.
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CAT PROTECTION LEAGUE SPRING FAIR Basingstoke & District Cats Protection Branch are holding their Spring Fair at the Ambrose Allen Centre, Franklin Avenue, Tadley on Saturday 10 March 2018. Running from 1.00pm to 3.30pm, it promises to be a fun-filled afternoon for all the family. The Spring Fair will host the Branch Annual Photographic Competition, kindly organised by David and Marion Canning. In addition photographs will be selected for Mr and Mrs Canning’s 2019 calendar which they sell to raise more funds for the branch. To enter the 2018 Photographic Competition or if you would like your cat’s photograph in the 2019 calendar please email firstname.lastname@example.org As well as a variety of stalls to appeal to all ages, visitors can treat themselves to some of the delicious homemade cakes available and sit down for a cuppa. Entry is 50p or a donation of cat food, so please come along and give the cats your support. Homing and Welfare Officer, Ann Walsh said “Last year, the branch rehomed 156 cats and kittens and either neutered or assisted with the costs of neutering for 307 cats and kittens. So our bills are considerable and we rely on our wonderful supporters that enable us to carry on our work”.
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The Diana Rose Garden named after Princess Diana
You may have received a leaflet in the post called ‘Better inform better care’. This is about NHS England’s plan to collect person your GP records known as the 'care.data' programme.
The Neighboroughhood Watch team for Shipton Way and Abbott Close, on the Berg Estate. In 1996 the team wanted to take over looking after the Garden. Princess Diana died 1997, one of the team was a stone mason and wanted to put a memorial stone in the garden and the Council gave their permission. What is the care.data programme?
Under the care.data programme, GP practices must supply pati and confidential medical information to the Health and Social C Centre (HSCIC).
The HSCIC was set up in April 2013 as the central source of he care information in England and already collects information ab admissions. The purpose of the scheme is to link all NHS data a together into one database.
At this time the garden was called the “Rose Garden”, one by one the residents moved away and others became too ill to garden, now there is only myself.
Supporters of the scheme state it will support valuable medical family doctors and campaigners have expressed concerns abou of data and how the data will be used. There have been questio about data being sold to commercial companies.
A few years after Princess Diana died, I wrote to the Diana Princess of Wales Trust, after 3 months, I finally received a letter to say my application had been sent on to the Lord Chancellors Office, and they sent my application on to Her Majesty the Queen. I’m very pleased to say the Queen gave her consent for the garden to be renamed as “Diana Rose Garden” providing that I added “ In Memory of Diana Princess of Wales” to the stone. What data will be collected?
The data collected from your GP will include your NHS number, date of birth, gender, ethnicity and any data about referrals, vac prescriptions or health information including diagnoses such as heart disease. Your records are collected and combined with an hospital records.
Find more information about what data will be collected on the H at www.hscic.gov.uk.
The neighbour Michael who was the stone mason had moved house, we managed to trace him, he came and picked up the stone, to added the new wording, at no extra cost. How will data be shared?
The Diana Rose Garden is situated between Shipton Way and Brackley Way on the Berg Estate.
The data collected will be shared with organisations within the N commissioning bodies, but also (subject to approval by the HSC organisations outside of the NHS such as universities and resea departments, health charities, hospital trusts, pharmaceutical co commercial companies and insurance companies.
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The council comes to cut the grass, about once a year the weeding is done and hedges are cut, but that is not enough for any garden. Since the conifer trees have been taken down and extra plant and shrub beds are now in their place, there are a lot more weeds. Due to my age I am no longer able to do the gardening. I would like someone to take charge of the garden, who can liaise with the Council Garden Manager for our area. I am also asking for the community to come and help with the weeding and keep the garden fit to be named after a Princess.
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Old Down & Beggarwood Wildlife Group On several occasions during last month the adjoining housing development (Longacres) created large amounts of litter within the woodland belt which, each time, the working party diligently cleared away. At the request of the Group, Basingstoke Council complained to the developer and since then there has been, thankfully, very little litter from the development site and it can be seen that the site is being kept much tidier. Let’s hope this continues. The Group, with the agreement of Basingstoke Council, has decided to put in two additional trees to fill in the gaps on the tumulus rim. The work party has dug the large holes (quite a task!) and hopefully by the time you read this the new trees will be in. The Group is having its AGM at Old Down Hall on Tuesday 10 April starting at 7:30 pm. There will be refreshments and a short presentation showing photographs of wildlife found on the Iberian Peninsula. Below is a taster of the photos to be shown. Please come along and please consider joining as a member – it is only £5.00 per annum – and new committee members are most welcome. Maintaining Old Down as open space for wildlife and public is a very worthy cause.
Work Parties For Old Down, we meet outside Old Down Hall every Thursday 10-12noon. 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. Besides giving a bit of exercise, the work parties are a lovely opportunity for a good old chat! Internet: www.olddownandbeggarwood.org.uk
FUZZY DROVE CONSERVATION GROUP A big thank you to all our supporters who look part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch at the end of January and shared their results with us. The birds seen included: Blackbirds, Great tits, Longtailed tits, Wood pigeons, Song thrushes, Wrens, Blue tits, Starlings, Collared doves, Red kites, Magpies, House sparrows, Chaffinches, Feral pigeons, Robins, Dunnocks A slightly different cast-list from what was seen at the same time last year - and still a very encouraging sign that Fuzzy Drove supports a really diverse bird population. We have one working party planned for March on Saturday March 3rd starting at 10am, meeting at the entrance to Petrel Croft. 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. Then, on March 17th, we will be running our Children’s Bat Bonanza event in the afternoon, starting at 3pm. For an entry fee of £1.50, children can participate in some bat-themed games and activities in Fuzzy Drove, with a small prize for every child at the end. If you plan to attend this event it would be very helpful if you could register your interest via email@example.com so we can ensure we have enough prizes for everyone on the day.
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Reach for the sky…….well, almost! One advantage of carrying out practical conservation work is that there is an opportunity to learn new skills and to be trained in the use of mechanical or powered equipment. Some time ago we acquired a pole pruner which, essentially, is a small chainsaw at the end of a long pole. The picture shows one similar to ours. The Council’s Operations team trained a number of volunteers from across the conservation groups on how to safely use and maintain this piece of kit. As the chainsaw is well clear of the operator, you can't do too much damage to yourself but, if you aren’t careful, others nearby might not be so lucky. As there are only two pole pruners available to all the groups in Basingstoke, trained volunteers are in demand. In addition to working locally in the Old Orchard and on Down Grange Meadow, Kempshott Conservation Group members have been helping out at Popley Ponds and in Guinea Copse, Chineham. It’s a very effective tool. Where volunteers could spend many minutes using bow saws to cut through branches, the pole pruner takes just seconds. This means that pole pruning for an hour can generate so many arisings that it can take a team of eight volunteers the next two hours to trim up and dispose of all the branches, as happened in Chineham the middle of February.
Our Work Party dates for March shown in last month’s Kempshott Kourier have changed and brought forward by one week. The revised dates, which are listed below, are the final Work Parties for the current season. Why not come along and join us for one of them? We can always do with some extra help.. All equipment is provided, but please bring your own gloves. Thursday, 8th March 2.00—4.00pm—Old Orchard, Kendal Gardens Sunday, 18th March 10.00am—12.00 noon—Old Hedgerow, Down Grange (Behind 77-155 Coniston Road) Thursday, 29th March 2.00—4.00pm—Down Grange Meadow (Homesteads Road entrance)
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Our website is: friendsofstrattonpark.org.uk or email us: email@example.com Since 2010, the Friends group has been working to upgrade Stratton Park in cooperation with the Borough Council. We planted all the spring bulbs scattered round the park in 2012–15. Things have been a bit quiet for the last couple of years, but in 2017 we were busy developing our next set of proposals to make the park a richer wildlife area and visitor friendly space. We will be working on these proposals with the Worting & Buckskin Community Plan Group who are also keen to see the park better used. We have also been talking with the Scouts and Guides who meet at Stratton Park about how they can enjoy the wildlife areas of the park and help to look after them. Current suggestions we are considering include a community orchard, a wild flower meadow near the children’s play area, something for older children to enjoy (as at Beggarwood Park) and enhanced hedgerow areas with new young trees, shrubs and wildflowers. If this is your local park or you are a regular visitor we would love to hear from you—please see the latest news and updates on our website.
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ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPICE FARLEIGH WALLOP WOODLAND WALK Sunday 8th April Farleigh Wallop Estate, Farleigh Wallop, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG25 2HX Registration has opened!
While we wait for spring to arrive, why not plan something to look forward to by registering for a wonderful day out on the Farleigh Wallop Estate enjoying country walks organised by St. Michael’s Hospice. Last year’s event took place in glorious sunshine and was so popular that we have had to limit participant numbers to 500 this year. On Sunday 8th April enjoy beautiful views across the rolling Hampshire countryside, blooming bluebells and the opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family, two legged or four legged, all followed by a delicious cream tea in the stunning setting of Home Barn. Starting from 09.30 choose to walk either our 5 or 10 mile route which both guarantee to give you a superb day out. The Farleigh Estate has a huge amount of history. If you decide to walk the 5 mile route, you will pass by St. Andrew Church which now stands in isolation. Back in the 17th Century, the area around the Church was the village of Farleigh Wallop; however, the houses are believed to have been destroyed during the Civil War. On both routes you will see a glimpse of Farleigh House. The Farleigh Estate has been in the Wallop family since 1430, however, the house was rebuilt in 1730 following a fire. In 1954, it became a prep school for boys until Quentin Wallop modernised the house and gardens living with his family from 1989 – 2014. Laura Hughes, Events Manager at St. Michael’s Hospice said “This event is always one of our most enjoyable, coming at a time of the year when people are really beginning to welcome being outdoors again. The funds raised are vital to our work at the Hospice where this year we will need to raise £3.1 million to keep our services free of charge”. To sign up and for more information please visit the Hospice website at: stmichaelshospice.org.uk/events or call fundraising on 01256 848 848. Alternatively, follow us on Twitter @ smhbasingstoke #WoodlandWalk
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A chilly but sunny day greeted a privileged group of members of the Probus Club of Basingstoke on what was to be an extremely informative and interesting insight into the modern day VIP operations on this airfield.
Farnborough airfield is perhaps best known for being the venue for the world renowned SBAC (Society of British Aerospace Companies) Farnborough International Air Show. However, this is a much biased view of what has been one of the most important, albeit non operational, airfields in the UK. Farnborough’s part in the early development on military aviation and its subsequent involvement with testing and evaluation has secured its place in British aviation heritage. Farnborough Common was chosen by the British Army in 1905 as a site for His Majesty’s Balloon Factory to manufacture the new dirigible type of balloon. It had plenty of space and was nearby to existing manufacturing facilities at Aldershot. An impressive balloon shed was built followed by gas holders and workshops plus the establishment of a balloon school. The Farnborough Air Sciences Trust (FAST) was established in 1993 and has been instrumental in the preservation and safeguarding of this part of priceless aviation legacy. It was on the common on 16 October 1908 that saw Samuel Cody achieving the first sustained powered flight in England flying British Army Aeroplane No 1 and in April 1911 the site became the Army Aircraft Factory. With the expansion of the RFC during WW1 the site became known as the Royal Aircraft Factory (RAF). The name changed, however, in April 1918 with the formation of the Royal Air Force becoming the Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE), and it was in this guise of aviation related research and development that Farnborough remained primarily concerned with until 1985. Encroaching environmental issues with housing and the overcrowded airspace surrounding the airfield had put pressure on military flying research and development activities. However, a reprieve from total closure was gained because of the site's value as an ideal venue for the SBAC Show and the lack of an alternative. Part of the airfield was released by the MOD for general and business aviation use and an aerospace park was established in the 1990s. Following further closure arguments, due mainly to poor general aviation uptake, it was decided to sell the site. The company TAG, (Techniques d'Avant Garde), a Luxembourg registered company only formed in 1977, secured the airfield for a multi-million pound price tag. The company had other business interests, formally purchasing the Swiss based Heuer watch company in which they invested significant sums and expanded worldwide sales. The watch retains the name TAG Heuer even though owned today by the luxury brand group LVMH. They also had substantial motorsport interests being a sponsor to the Williams Formula 1 team in the 1980s and today own 25% of the McLaren Group. Significant capital expenditure was made by the company in landscaping and modernizing the airfield in keeping with bespoke VIP business jet operations and current Civilian Aviation Authority regulations. These included a new control tower, radar unit, spacious specially designed aircraft maintenance hangars and an extensive aircraft apron for multi jet parking, servicing and operations. The 2440 metres runway was resurfaced. In line with attracting business users TAG also commissioned a luxurious terminal building that provides the very best hospitality in spacious and beautiful lounges for both VIP passengers and Aircraft Crews. Besides customs, immigration and security facilities passengers may drive directly to their waiting aircraft. No lengthy and tedious waits here inbound or outbound! Their customers demand and receive high quality and discrete service standards evidenced by the carefully escorted tours enjoyed by aviation enthusiasts. All are part of a comprehensive bespoke solution encompassing complete aircraft and passenger handling services for business clients on London's doorstep and very close to a motorway connection. The TAG operation at Farnborough supports the employment of over 1000 people and 28,000 aircraft movements. This is to be increased to 50,000, gradually being phased in over the forthcoming years. More information about the Probus Club of Basingstoke, the social club for retired professional and business managers, can be viewed on their web site www.probusbasingstoke.wordpress.com or phone their secretary, Paul Flint, on 07770 886521 for an informal chat.
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MARCH 2018 IN THE WILDLIFE GARDEN The ﬂower beds There has been some new research about plants and the use of pesticides. Professor Dave Goulson who wrote A Sting in the Tale has found that 70% of the plants that his research team bought from various outlets contained neonicotinoids, those systemic pesticides that have been widely shown to cause damage to bees. The pesticides were found on the leaves, in the pollen and the nectar as well. Therefore the only thing we can do is, when we buy new plants or seeds ask the seller about their policy on neonicotinoids. Since this study was made Aldi and B & Q have guaranteed those chemicals are not used on their plants. Others have declined to comment. A good plant for bumblebees that will be flowering soon is the flowering currant. This bumblebee is on Ribes sanguineum.
Birds Last March I saw a male blackbird collecting dry stems of nesting material from
near the pond in my garden. It’s a good idea to watch the birds to see what materials they like to use in their nests, and to leave a few of their preferred materials around and not compost them. We can also put out containers such as fatball holders or suet block cages filled with items such as pet hair as long as it has not been chemically treated, horse hair, moss, bark, dead leaves and sheep wool. You could even peg odd bits to the washing line.
Other ways of helping blackbirds are - by mulching flower beds with leaf litter as they like to turn over leaves looking for their prey, mowing part of the lawn to help them find worms, planting shrubs and trees that bear fruit and growing climbers against walls for nesting sites.
The pond I have started to see frogs in my pond from the 2nd week of February this year. In March we will probably see the jelly like clumps of frogspawn in our ponds so create some shelter for the emerging froglets with maybe some ornamental grasses in those damp areas Carex elata ‘Aurea’ is suitable for part shade. The only maintenance is to rake through it in spring to remove old leaves.
Thank you to everyone who completed our ﬁnal survey of community opinion in 2017!
Thank you everyone who completed our final we survey of community in we 2017! We asked for to a big response to complete all the consultations have done over the last 2opinion years—and got it—
36% of Kempshott households responded— as many as vote in local elections. So it took a bit longer to analyse and
We asked for big response to complete all surprises the consultations done over the of last years—and summarise thea nearly one thousand replies. No in the data we , buthave a solid endorsement the2picture we have built since 2015. we gotup it— 36% of Kempshott households responded— as many as vote in local elections. So it took a bit We have now pulling together all the the last 2 years replies. into the No ﬁnalsurprises report which be ,delivered to all longer to analyse and summarise the work nearlyof one thousand in thewill data but a solid residents at the beginning of March. We wish it hadn’t taken so long, but the process of consulting everyone and endorsement of the picture we have built up since 2015. producing a plan is laid down by the Council and our work has been reported at every stage on our website. KCP Group
has been a core team of 8 who have kept going with the help of many others at critical times. We have now pulling together all the work of the last 2 years into the final report which will be delivKempshott residents join with every other community or neighbourhood who have produced a plan in voicing common ered to all residents at the beginning of March. We wish it hadn’t taken so long, but the process of conconcerns: Traﬃc….Parking….Local facilities and services — where and what is available. sulting everyone and producing a plan is laid down by the Council and our work has been reported at It is undeniably true that recent large developments are provided with better infrastructure than older communities like every stage .on website. KCP Group hasresourced been a core ofin8 up who havefacilities kept going the help of Kempshott It isour easy to feel left behind, under and team lacking to date — butwith our time is coming and there is a lot we can do ourselves— Kempshott has been an active, cohesive community for over 60 years — we many others at critical times. should not give up now!
People said ‘ Kempshott—why community plan?and Well, no community perfectly Publication of the plan is now caughtdo up they in theneed LocalaElections timetable cannot be completedisbefore early March - but on Monday, 5th March at 7.00pm in The Methodist Hall, Kempshott Lane. served, and without a Parish Council there is no other way to focus on residents’ needs and priorities.
we are holding a KEMPSHOTT COMMUNITY PLAN PREVIEW MEETING where everyone can see the draft plan and give usresidents their comments andevery suggestions on taking theor action points forward. Forhave moreproduced details of the planinsee our Kempshott join with other community neighbourhood who a plan website: https://sites.google.com/site/kempshottcommunityplan
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SHOULD YOU AVOID EATING FRUIT? We hear it all the time, “don’t eat too much fruit, it’s packed full of sugar” Kempshott Kourier, let’s clear this up right here, right now. Fruit gets a bad name because it contains sugar, which “spikes blood sugar and insulin levels therefore the nutrients get stored as fat.” Let’s discuss why the above statement is false… Fruit is grown from the earth. Fruit is an unprocessed food source, and intended for animal consumption from the universe. Fruit is nature’s version of a sweet- how cute. That description above of how blood sugar and insulin works is oversimplified and quite frankly false science. Even if that was how insulin and fat storage worked, fruit would still have no impact on fat storage and here is why: Fruit contains a range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The most important component of fruit in this specific topic of debate is fibre. The sugar that is contained in fruit is encompassed in fibre, which works by slowing down the release of energy (the sugar), therefore when you consume fruit, your blood sugar and insulin only rises to a healthy, natural level that the body is more than capable of handling. In fact, there are many research studies that have shown fruit HELPS to regulate blood sugar levels, blueberries being a popular fruit of interest. Take home message. Eat fruit; enjoy fruit, show love to fruit. It’s your friend for your health AND a stable body weight and shape. For more free nutrition advice that is based on science and research follow me: Facebook: foodislifeuk Instagram: foodislife.uk www.foodislifeuk.com Yours In Health,
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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 being exposed to unregulated, unqualified and uninsured Will writers having seen examples of shoddy, badly written Wills that are not legally binding and have hidden charges which inflate the advertised
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Simon Pook, Head of Residential Property, Clarke and Son replies: In short, you can still live in your house if you were to withdraw some money and there are two schemes which allow you to do so. Equity Release Mortgages allow you to release some of the equity in your home without needing to sell your property or move out. The two schemes available are typically directed at older homeowners, who in most cases are less likely to be able to afford monthly repayments due to a lower income. The two schemes available are Lifetime Mortgages and Reversion Schemes. Lifetime Mortgages Lifetime Mortgages are the more common of the two schemes. This mortgage grants the borrower a lump sum or an income (or both) by the lender but has the benefit of retaining the legal title and all other rights in the property. Instead of monthly payments, this loan is paid back to the lender either when the house is sold, the borrower dies or the borrower goes into care. As there are no monthly payments there is no continual interest to be paid. Instead the interest is compounded and is payable with the loan when the loan becomes payable. The effect of this is it swiftly increase the amount owed by the borrower. The most popular of the Lifetime Mortgages is the ‘drawdown’ version. This prevents the borrower from being left with a high rate of interest to pay and can usually save the borrower a great deal of money. Instead of being granted a lump sum out right, a sum of money is taken from the equity and put to one side. The borrower can then draw from the pot as and when they need to. The effect of this is that the borrower will only pay interest on the money actually drawn out rather than on the total lump sum which has been put aside. Reversion Schemes The second mortgage scheme is a lot less common. Similar to the Lifetime Mortgage, the borrower is granted a lump sum or a regular income. The disadvantage to this scheme is the borrower must sell a part or the entirety of their home to a company in order to be granted this lump sum or source of income. The borrower retains the right to remain in their home but when the house is eventually sold, the borrower, or their estate will only be entitled to receive the percentage of the property’s value that they still own. For example, if the borrower sells 80% of their home to a company in return for the lump sum, in the event of a sale that borrower will only receive 20% of the total sale proceeds. Both schemes allow you to remain in your home, however it is important to take independent financial advice from an Equity Release financial advisor prior to entering such a scheme. We can recommend these advisors to you. Having taken guidance, we can advise you on the legal side of the transaction and deal with the providers lawyers on your behalf. Do you have a legal query? Email email@example.com and the answer may be printed in the next edition of the Kempshott Kourier.
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)
IMPROV COMEDY DROP-IN Weekly* Improv Comedy Drop-in Rehearsal and Jam Every Friday* at 7pm to 9pm White Hart, London Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 4AE This is like a drop-in class for those that want to play, perform and try improvising a lot. We shall explore some teaching, directing and coaching, dependent on the people in the room. The idea would be to run a set each session.
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! See our website at www.dandelions-preschool.org.uk , call Jane on 01256 818857, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or just pop in and see us!
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OAKLEY BOWLING CLUB NEWS
is normal in these indoor games, we went down to At the end of January, the Basingstoke and District defeat, as did our Men’s team in the Moreton Cup Plate BA held its annual Dinner and Presentation Evening. played at Longmeadow Indoor Bowling Club. We Numbers were disappointingly low with only 7 have, however, been faring rather better in the Cusheon out of 14 clubs represented but Oakley did its part, Trophy held at local indoor club Loddon Vale. Our providing over a third of those attending. Although “B” team has admittedly lost both games but the “A” in 2017 the premier team trophy eluded us, members team is unbeaten so far in their attempt to retain the were delighted to watch Club Captain Barry Lee pick trophy they won in 2017. We were delighted to see club up the Triples League Runners Up bannerette and see member Nicole Rogers, representing Loddon Vale, reach Terry Heath, Ric Newson and Ted Brown collect the the final stages of the National Indoor Under 25 Singles Triples and Two Wood Triples trophies. A week later at the City of Ely Bowling Club. Victories over H Feice just under 70 members and guests descended on the of St Neots and C Edwards of Whiteknights saw Nicole Test Valley Golf Club near Overton for the Club's 40th reach the national semi-final where she came up against Presentation Dinner and Dance. Our 23rd successive Katherine Rednall, the World Indoor Singles Champion. event at Test Valley, it was, as the six members Nicole had played Katherine in the quarter final in present who had attended the first Dinner in 1969 2015, losing in two straight sets, but this time remarked, far removed from the early Dinners it was a much closer game with both players at the Carnival Hall in Basingstoke when winning sets before Katherine won the game we had to set up the room, set up and run on the tie break. the bar and even lift the piano on and off the Throughout the winter our dedicated greens stage. Our principal guests for the evening volunteers, under the guidance of Trevor Wearn, were Julie Greenwood, the Women's President have been hard at work maintaining the green so of Bowls Hampshire, Ken Eichen the County that it will be in pristine condition when we open Men's President and our "Landlord and Club for the summer on 21st April. Over the weekend of the member" Jamie Colman. We were also delighted to Oakley Bowling News 28th/29th April, we shall, as usual, be participating in have with us both Club the 2018 Senior Vice and Junior Vice the Oakley Community Association’s Sports Weekend. Presidents of Bowls England, Hazel Marke and Paul This is aour wonderful opportunity comeatup to our Robson. Following an excellent meal, Club President May was a good month for the Club as we continued to increase membership. It now to stands a record picturesque green at Malshanger, see our facilities and and founder member Peter Bown proposed the Toast 138 members – aKen veryEichen gratifying position given many Sports have in coaches tryproblems your hand at the game.Clubs Our now experienced to playing the Guests to which responded. The the will be present to show you the ropes and details during of the toast to the Club was by Julie Greenwood with Vice attracting and retaining members. We are, however, always ready to welcome new recruits. Full ensuing weeks will be running, on Tuesdays, evenings President Lesley Allard responding. The trophies allwere we do in the Club canJamie be found on our informative www.oakleybc.org.uk, if you would preferofto sessions specifically aimed at but beginners. Full details presented by Mr Colman. Following the website all this will be in the April edition of Link but if you are presentations there was dancing to a local disco and the talk directly to someone about our activities or would like to try your hand at bowls why not speak to Spencer interested in joining us, you do not need to wait until Grand Raﬄe before members departed for home having Kerley 01256 780418evening or Lesley 397435? then, simply give us a call by ringing Spencer Kerley had aon highly enjoyable andAllard been on well01256 looked on 01256 780418 or Janie Vickers on 01256 780447. after by the catering and bar staff. can make contact very We have also enjoyed our bowling, playing two The season so far has been a hectic one for the membersAlternatively, involved withyou catering as we havethrough alreadyour hosted informative website www.oakleybc.org.uk. indoor friendlies at Christchurch and Salisbury. As
3 games which require full meals with two on the same weekend. The first was the North Hants Women’s
President’s Day where the President, our own Averil Adams, welcomed the County President Carol Eichen and ladies from all over the North of the County and this was SOCIETY followed next day by the Basingstoke and BASINGSTOKE HORTICULTURAL MEETINGS 2018 District vs Woolston and District men’s game. They were a thirsty bunch!
Monday 19 March 2018
The Lavender Fields - Tim Butler
With 14 League teams being fielded each week, some of our teams are inevitably faring better than others but results generally have been encouraging with the “A”2018 team currently second in the Basingstoke Monday 16Men’s April
without Garden1- and Kelvin Mason and District League 1 and ourGrowing mixed Vegetables teams topping bothaDivision 3 of the Whitchurch League. In team competitions, we have had mixed fortunes. The men went down to Whitchurch in the National Two Rink
Monday 21 May 2018
competition and crashed out of the National Top Club at Basingstoke Town. Our Ladies, however, restored Roses - David May pride by beating the Town in the Ladies Top Club and followed this up with another victory against their
Monday 18 June 2018
nemesis Alton Social – a win that puts them into the County semi-final. We are also still going in the mixed
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Tony Allcock Trophy for Over 60s and the men have reached the Area semi-final of the County Club Championship.
Our meetings are held at Kempshott Village Hall in Stratton Park, Pack Lane and commence at 7.30pm.
There have been some noticeable successes in individual competitions. Ric Newson, Spencer Kerley, Bob
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Heather Statham has been the sensation of the season having reached the Women’s Two Wood quarters by taking out 3 of Hampshire’s top players including the 2016 Champion. In the Women’s Fours Marion
HATCH WARREN PHOENIX FC
Hatch Warren Phoenix FC have so far been enjoying the 1st half of their seasons, whilst the wet winter weather has cancelled a few games due to water logged pitches it certainly hasn’t dampened their spirits. With the ‘Firestarters – Intro to soccer school’ for boys and girls currently in school year R&1 really enjoying their Saturday morning coaching sessions, those in school year 1 will soon be getting ready to become the newest sides in the Phoenix family as Under 7’s from September. The younger ages are having a blast, learning the fundamentals (Fun being the key word) of the game, team work and certainly expending lots of energy with vacancies available from March all taught by FA qualified and DBS checked coaches. The SSE Wildcats girls contingent have just gone from strength the strength as the girls have developed their motor skills, control and team spirit and are really becoming a talented bunch, once again if any girls would be interested in coming along they would be made to feel very welcome – open to girls in school year 2 – 7 (Ages 6-13) no experience necessary and at £3 per session its great value. Proving that it isn’t just about learning the game and the value of sport and teamwork the Phoenix Wildcats enjoyed a special invite to Reading FC as guests for the FA cup tie helping create a fantastic guard of honour flag bearers for the teams as they made their way onto to the pitch, with everyone of the group enjoying a terrific evening out with smiles all round. The Fireballs (U7’s) are a busy bunch, growing mid-season to now offer and additional team taking the count to no less than 4 sides in this age group, with weekly training and matches there are constant reminders of how well the children are doing as they receive Player and spirit of the match awards. There has been plenty of smiles all round, normally after getting themselves a few goals and covered in mud! In other news the Lawnmaster sponsored Phoenix Fire U12’s enjoyed a buoyant Autumn cup run only to be left disappointed in the semi finals after the dreaded penalty shootout “These kids are marvellous, they’ve come so far and we all felt for them. Their spirit and team ethic carries them week in week out but to come so far, playing terrific football is always heartbreaking when it ends in penalties.” Steve Moria – U12 Fire coach “That said, the boys are made of sterner stuff, they’ve already dusted themselves down and are moving on continuing to develop their individual creative game and team spirit” More information on all of the teams mentioned and more can be found at www.hatchwarrenphoenix.co.uk or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org The club who offer coaching and so much more to children in Beggarwood, Hatch Warren, Kempshott and Brighton Hill have once again secured the Charter Standard kite mark, indicating that it is a safe place for children to learn and enjoy sport and all of the benefits it can bring. Yours in Football. Daren Bavister | Club Chairman Hatch Warren Phoenix FC FA Charter Standard Club Hants FA Charter Standard Club of the year 2016
HAVE YOUR SAY ON PLANNING GUIDANCE TO CREATE GREAT NEW HOMES Residents and businesses are being encouraged to have their say on new planning guidance that will set standards for developments, covering a range of issues from the number of parking spaces they should have to the types and sizes of homes that should be built. Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has started consultation on three supplementary planning documents about housing, design and sustainability and parking, running to Monday 19 March. These documents provide detailed planning guidance explaining how the policies in the Basingstoke and Deane Local Plan will be used in making decisions on planning applications. The Housing Supplementary Planning Document gives guidance on affordable housing, the size and type of homes needed across the borough, housing for older people and those in need of care and self-build and custom housebuilding. The Design and Sustainability Supplementary Planning Document sets out a positive and practical approach to ensuring a high standard of design and improving sustainability. The Parking Supplementary Planning Document sets out the number of car and cycle parking spaces needed for different types of development and gives guidance on how they should be designed and where they should go. Cabinet Member for Planning and Infrastructure Cllr Mark Ruffell said: â€œWhen planning applications are submitted, these documents will give extra guidance on key matters of detail that can make a big difference in creating places where people want to live. I would encourage residents and businesses with an interest in planning matters - whether itâ€™s housing, design, sustainability or parking - to have a look at the new guidance and let us know their views.â€? The consultation runs until 4pm on Monday 19 March. Documents are available to view online on the councilâ€™s website at: www.basingstoke.gov.uk/planningpolicy-consultations and in libraries across the borough.
From time to time readers write in to the Kourier asking residents to save items for them to assist local organisations or charities. The following items are currently being collected: Supermarket Milk Bottle Tops In aid of St Michaelâ€™s Hospice, please drop off at 138 Coniston Road or Bob at 27 Old Kempshott Lane
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Smartphone addiction, colloquially known as “nomophobia” ("NO MObile PHOne phoBIA" - fear of being without a mobile phone or being unable to use it), is fuelled by Internet overuse or an Internet addiction disorder and the problem is on the rise. The problem is so bad that it’s now known as “digital heroin.” There is still a great deal of research taking place on this particular subject and some studies that have found that areas of the brain that are typically highlighted and stimulated during drug use are also being stimulated during overuse of the smartphone. I was an early adopter of the Blackberry over 10 years ago. Before the iPhone and Android phones become popular, the Blackberry was king of mobile email and internet. Back then everyone referred to the Blackberry as the “Crackberry” because anyone that had, one was constantly on it. But take a look around now; everyone is constantly on their smartphones. Don’t get me wrong. I recognise that smartphones, tablets or computers are hugely productive tools but the compulsive use of these devices interferes with daily life, work and relationships to the extent that people are actually becoming less productive. For young people, one of the biggest problems is the fear of missing out (FOMO). They see their peers doing exciting things and feel they are missing out, or worse, they feel concerned and anxious as to why they weren’t invited. There’s also a continuous peal of notifications from email, text messaging, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, etc which acts to constantly distract and draw them back to their phone. This constant smartphone usage is not good for the developing brain. Many studies are taking place around various associated medical conditions that range from depression to OCD and even suicide. A study in the US by Jean Twenge in 2017 found that teens who spend five or more hours per day on their devices are 71 percent more likely to have one risk factor for suicide. Not surprisingly, since the introduction of the iPhone/Smartphone, there’s been a 33% increase in children feeling left out and lonely. This is primarily driven by the fact that teenagers are isolating themselves more and consider virtual meetings the norm. They are growing up only knowing how to communicate with others via a smartphone and have not learned the proper way to hold a conversation with someone. This leads to missing the non-verbal commination element of human interaction - which constitutes to the majority of communication - and thus removes much of their ability to understand a social situation as they are operating without the benefit of these indicators such as minor facial adjustments, stance, tone of voice, etc. Some effort has been made to overcome this with emojis (pictorial representations of emotion) but it’s nowhere near enough to bridge the gap when using social media. This is why comments on social media are often take out of context. Smartphone addiction also leads to greater memory loss. The “Google Effect” means we no longer bother to remember information because we don’t need to. And short-term memory is also affected because, teens especially, switch rapidly from one app to another, holding various streams of activity on each which doesn’t give the brain enough time to slowdown and process all this information so much of it gets either forgotten or confused/crosswired. The situation isn’t helped by companies like Facebook who have just introduced a messenger app aimed at kids under 13. At present, your child can’t use Facebook until the age of 13 but this app is designed to tap into Facebook’s addictive algorithms and get them hooked. The Good News There seems to be greater recognition of this major issue. A group of tech experts, who used to work at companies like Facebook and Google, have founded an organization to raise awareness about what they believe are the negative effects of social media and technology on society. The Centre for Humane Technology have started a campaign called “The Truth About Tech” and are especially worried about the effects of unchecked tech use and social media on children. In the US, over 600 schools have solved the smartphone addition epidemic by using a product called Yondr. This product came out of the founder witnessing people filming a drunk guy at a festival and posting it to YouTube. This intrusive behaviour is common in schools so this pouch was designed to combat and control smartphone usage. Now, people entering a school, courtroom, concert, medical facility, wedding or other event are asked to slip their phones into these Neoprene pouches which are then locked. The pouch stays with the owner until people are ready to leave the premises and the devices are released. San Lorenzo High School in California required students to “Yondr” their phones for the day and the difference was amazing. Discipline problems have plummeted with referrals for defiance and disrespect down by 82 percent as most arguments stemmed from disagreements between students and teachers over phone use in class. It’s somewhat ironic that many tech leaders at these social media companies do not allow their children to own such devices. Even the man who invented the Facebook “Like” button has removed the app from his mobile phone over fears the psychological effects apps are having on people around the world.
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Hello. My is Debbie Veel. has I am oneprobably of the Licensed Laynot Ministers (LLM’s or Readers There is a disappointing lack of Sea Monsters in Basingstoke- filling inname the canal helped. We as they are sometimes known) at St. Mark’s church. LLM’s are not ordained, so we don’t are though, blessed with an abundance of nature. Kempshott especially so:butitwedoesn’t more than wear a dog collar, can do much take of what amuch vicar can do with some notablea exceptions. We can’t bless the communion wine and bread; we can’t marry people nor few minutes to get far enough into Down Grange to pretend you are not in the suburbs. The more adventurous do we baptise anyone. Interestingly enough, we can lead funerals. Other than that we preach, lead worship, prayer and mid-week groups and we for are involved in the running of of the church. I think can strike out along Fuzzy Drove or the Roman Road and follow the paths that have been used hundreds of it as being a bit like being a deputy head of a school. years to travel across the countryside. And whilst the letters to Kourier warn of the increase in rats in our back gardens, I am writing this month because, as you may or may not know, the Rev. Kelvin and Jane Taylor left St. Mark’s on the plus side it shows there is a healthy abundance of wildlife. at the end of May. They had been with us for nine years and we are sad to see them go. Many exciting things have happened in the church and community under their leadership.
It has long been part of our faith-story thatwe all of nature off(very ersinformal praise to the For examplehave started a messy church craft, food, a short and lots of fun for families of all ages 2.30pm -5pm every third Saturday); God who sustains them. The beautycelebration and abundance of nature (even the rats!) 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 reflects back the glory of his immanence. nd
9:30am) which is an informal chance to learn such things as your ancestry, try flower arranging go for walks or bike rides round Kempshott or find out about various things to do with IT or further education. We have employed an Outreach Worker and renovated our kitchen at church – if you have ever used the old kitchen at St. Mark’s you know what state it was in! All of this and much more under Kelvin’s leadership.
The benefits of getting out into nature to your physical health are well known but have you experienced what it can do for your spiritual health? Try it! Give yourself an hour, get out on Down Grange and then rest. Dwell amongst Jane are it off lifts on a well-deserved long holidaySee to theirthe budding leaves, the chorus of praise andKelvin seeandhow your soul. favourite place- the Greek islands. We wish them well, as I am sure the spring flowers poking through many of you do also. and read the story they tell of God’s ever present, sustaining power. on presence your life, and join with It is aRefl time ofect change andGod’s transition for them and for thein church. It maypraises well be a timeto of change and transition for you too. You may be changing job; maybe moving house; nature’s choir to offer your God. having a new baby; getting married; leaving home for the first to go to university or to travel. There Yours intimeChrist, may also be some less pleasant changes happening in your life- divorce, unemployment, bereavement.
There is a disappointing lack of Sea Monsters in BasingstokeIn the church’s year, the weeks just gone still form part of the ‘Easter Season’. It was a time of transition and Hello there! Hello filling in the canal has probably not helped.there! We are though, change for Jesus’ disciples too. They had travelled around the country with Jesus, listening to him teach and blessed with an abundance of nature. Kempshott especially so: My name is Nicola and I will soon be moving Kempshott ashealings. Priest-in-charge at St‘what Mark’s. I’m preach,to watching him do miracles and But they hadn’t quite understood he was really about.’ My name is Nicola and I will it doesn’t take much more than a few minutes to get far enough soon be moving to Kempshott into Down Grange to pretend you are not in the suburbs. The in a church just outside of currently working Swindon, I’ve being involved On Easter Sunday and onwhere many occasions afterenjoyed that they met the risen Lord Jesus, and duringin thisthe time, as Priest-in-charge at St Mark’s. before He ascended to heaven, they began to understand all that He was teaching and explaining to them more adventurous can strike out along Fuzzy Drove or the local community. I’ve previously been both a primary teacher and a youth worker. I’m currently working in a church Roman Road and follow the paths that have been used for about God and about how much He loves each and every one of us. They finally did begin to comprehend just outside of Swindon, where ‘what He was really about.’ hundreds of years to travel across the countryside. And whilst the letters to Kourier warn of the increase in rats in our back I’ve enjoyed being involved in I’m very much looking forward to getting toMany know a new area and new people. You will likely see of what are called resurrection appearances in the Bible involve eating. This is important because it gardens, on the plus side it shows there is a healthy abundance community. that thefor risen the Jesus had a real few physical weeks body -he wasn’t some kind ghostly apparition. me wandering aroundthe thelocal parish lookingI’ve a tells bituslost first while I ofget my bearings. of wildlife. previously been both a primary Often the disciples didn’t immediately recognize Jesus-‘he was the same but different.’ The best analogy of teacher and a youth worker. Dothat help outoffers with directions! Like any good vicar, I love a cup of tea, so if you fancy a cuppa It has long been part of our faith-story all ofme nature this is when maybe you have had your hair done or get new glasses. Often people comment that there is praise to the God who sustains them. The beauty and a bitat different about you’of but they cannot quite place their finger on it. and a chat then do get in touch once I’ve sett led in the end April. See you soon! I’m very much looking forward to ‘something abundance of nature (even the rats!) reflects back the glory of getting to know a new area and During this transition period, Jesus appeared to his disciples in pairs, groups and once to 500 people in one his immanence. new people. You will likely see go. This tells us that Jesus’ resurrection appearances couldn’t have been a hallucination. It is unlikely that 2 Hello there! of getting out into nature to your physical health are The benefits me wandering around the parish or 3 people, let alone 500 would have had the same hallucination! well known but have you experienced what it can do for your looking a bit lost for the first few My name is Nicola will Transition is unsettling and often make us feel ill at ease - It was for the disciples, it is for us at St. Mark’s spiritual health? Try it! and Give Iyourself an hour, get out on Down weeks while I get my bearings. and it may well be for you. We wonder, “What we’ll do?” and “How we will manage?” Jesus promised to soon be to Kempshott Grange andmoving then rest. Dwell amongst the chorus of praise and Do help me out with directions! send his disciples a ‘helper’, which we call the Holy Spirit, to guide & support them and enable them to see how it lifts your soul. See the budding leaves, the spring as Priest-in-charge at St Mark’s. Like any good vicar, I love a cup manage and find a way through. flowers pokingworking through in and read the story they tell of God’s ever I’m currently a church of tea, so if you fancy a cuppa present, sustaining power. Reflect on God’s presence in your just outside of Swindon, where and a chat then do get in touch life, and join with nature’s choir to offer your praises to God. I’ve enjoyed being involved in once I’ve settled in at the end of Yours Christ, community. Neil the inlocal I’ve April. See you soon!
Please join us at St. Mark’s Church at 7:30PM on Wednesday, 18th April Invitation Please join us at St. Mark’s Church at 7:30PM on I’m very much looking forward to Wednesday, April forand a for servicea to service welcome the to welcome the Rev. Nicola Such getting to know18a new area Rev. and licence new Nicola people. Such You will likely see her to the Kempshott Parish. me wandering around the parish and licence her to the Kempshott Parish. looking a bit lost for the first few previously been both a primary teacher and a youth worker. th
weeks while I get my bearings. Do help me out with directions! Like any good vicar, I love a cup of tea, so if you fancy a cuppa and a chat then do get in touch With the full force of winter still upon us and snow flurries featuring regularly it once I’ve settled in at the end of though our January meeting might not go ahead . However a goodly number of April. See you soon!
seemed as our ladies braved the cold and we were delighted to welcome them back. With no official speaker planned our treasurer organised a fiddly winks competition and the Hall was full of laughter as the competitive spirit took hold. In February on the 26th welcomed Mr Brian Spicer who talked to us about the rise and fall of Hackwood Park, Mr Spicer is very knowledgeable and the talk should proved very interesting. We have a varied programme planned for the rest of the year and I hope the talks will provide something of interest for everyone. We intend to visit Mottisfont in June to see the rose gardens, a theatre trip is being planned, as is a lunch at BCOT and in September Kempshott is to take part in a Performing Arts Festival. There are also events taking place nationally to celebrate 100 years of Women’s Suffrage in the United Kingdom. The WI is closely intertwined with the Women’s Suffrage movement and in 1921 Margaret Winteringham who was an active WI member became the second woman MP to be elected to Parliament and continued to fight for women’s rights with a great deal of success. Should you be interested in finding out more about Kempshott WI you would be most welcome to join us at one of our meetings. We meet in KempshottVillage Hall at 2.30pm and our March meeting is on Monday the 26th. Should you require further details please contact Barbara Hutton, President, telephone 01256 460475 or Moira Meek, Secretary email meekmoi@aol. com
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