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The Editor

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Basingstoke CSRF

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Noah's Ark Preschool

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Kempshott Infant / Junior School

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If you could put that in a bottle the problems of the NHS would disappear overnight. The Lions Club would like to thank Lou Taylor for giving us such a marvellous evening of real dancing music and Tracy and her team at the Royal British Legion Old Basing for hosting and supporting it so ably. In spite of the rival attractions of “Strictly” and “The X Factor” over 80 people,

including some of the Old Basing Bowlers, chose to brave the elements and come BASINGSTOKE CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT FELLOWSHIP Oakley Bowling Club

along to strut their stuff. The dance floor was well used from the outset. As usual it was the girls who rd led the way, but it wasn’t too long before the male wallflowers Page 25: 50 What’s on Noticeboard members attended thewere meeting whoseductive were welcomed bygyrating Davidpartners. temptedon onto3theOctober floor by Lou’s voice and their Page 27: Cowling, Anvil Pantothe mimeChairman Competition who Such waswent the enthusiasm that the show overran by about back 15 minutes then on to give apologies and welcome thoseand even Page 31: Phillips Solicitors when the music stopped the joyful mood continued. who had not been able to come for a while. Tony Brazier, the Secretary, then gave a Page 24: Clarke and Son

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When we wereTrip clearing up the fun continued we found Park that we(which had entertained reminder of the forthcoming Mystery in October, the trip when to Basildon a pseudo health and safety adviser, henceforth to be known as “Josh One Chair”, would include lunchCIVIL in Theale) on Thursday 22 NovemberFELLOWSHIP and the Christmas Lunch BASINGSTOKE SERVICE Page 37: Basingstoke Rotary unawares. ThanksRETIREMENT a lot Josh! BCOT on Thursday 13 December. Christine Broadbent, the Welfare Officer, gave Page 38: at N2N To put icing on the cake (and there were several delicious ones of those around too) up-to-date report which she members who had been unwell and with rd Pagemembers 41: her Church Notice Boards the evening nearly £800 which the Lions Club will use help local people in 50 attended theinmeeting onmentioned 3raised October who were welcomed byto David she had been touch with or us sent cards to. Page 42: whom Useful Contacts need. Check via our website www.basingstokelions.org.uk Cowling, the Chairman whointhen went on toout give apologies and welcome back those Page 35: Discovery Centre

who had not been able to come a while. the Secretary, thenhad gave a Thefor speaker thisTony monthBrazier, was Malcolm Nelson who worked reminder of the forthcoming for Mystery Tripas in aOctober, trip to Basildon Park (which 40 years customsthe officer mainly at Heathrow airport. 50 members att ended the meeting on 3rd October who were welcomed by David Cowling, the Chairman He on explained that22 it was a particularly important airportLunch towho those would include lunch in Theale) Thursday November and the Christmas then went on to give apologies and welcome back those who had not been able to come for a while. Tony Brazier, who wanted to smuggle drugs into the country as it was not onlywould at BCOT Thursday 13 December. Christine Broadbent, thethe Welfare Officer, gave the Secretary,on then gave a reminder of the forthcoming Mystery Trip in October, trip to Basildon Park (which CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT FELLOWS easy to reach from most places abroad but waswith then her up-to-date report in which22 she mentioned members who unwell include lunch in Theale) on Thursday November and the Christmas Lunch at had BCOTbeen on Thursday 13 and December. Christine Broadbent, the Welfare Offi cer, gave her up-to-date report in which she mentioned members who had been unwell and with conveniently close to London. In fact 80% of the illegal drugs whom she had been in touch with or sent cards to. th whom she had been in touch with or sent cards to. the meeting Wednesday April the found came in throughAt Heathrow. He thenheld went on on to give an outline 6 of the The speaker this month was Malcolm Nelson who had worked The speaker this month was Malcolm Nelson who had worked for 40 years as a customs officer considerations taken into61 account by customsand officers when a number of planes would members the Secretary, Tony Brazier, g mainly at Heathrow airport. He explained that it was a particularly important airport to those for 40 years as a about customs officer mainlytaking at Heathrow airport. land within a few minutes each with 450 passengers just 20 30 minutes who wanted to smuggle drugs into the country as it was not only easy to reach from most places Brooklands Museum Hatchlands He that it wasclose aMotor particularly airport to those to pass through theexplained He a number examples offound theircame inPar abroad but“Green was thenChannel”. conveniently togave London. Inimportant fact 80% of ofand the illegal drugs through Heathrow. thenwere went drugs on to give an the outline of the considerations taken into account ththe who wanted toHe smuggle country asthought it was not only procedures which ensured that they able tointo target people most likely June. Palace Friday by customs offi cers when aon number of planes 17 would land within a Christine few minutes each Broadben with about to reach from most places but taken was by then to be smugglingeasy illicit contraband into the country and abroad the big part their 450 passengers taking just 20 - 30 minutes to pass through the “Green Channel”. He gave a and welcomed back those members who had re specialist dog teams in this process. conveniently close London. 80%theofpeople the illegal number of examples of their procedures which ensuredto that they were In ablefact to target thoughtdrugs most likely to be smuggling illicit contraband into the country and the big then part taken by their teams in this process. found came in through Heathrow. He went on specialist to givedogan outline of the considerations taken into account by customs officers when a number of planes would also brought copies of his books land within a few minutesMalcolm each with about 450along passengers taking just 20 - 30 minutes “Forty Years CatchingHe Smugglers” and “In Pursuit of to pass through the “Green Channel”. gave a number of examples of their the Two Legged Mule” procedures which ensured that they were able to target the people thought most likely to be smuggling illicit contraband into the country and the big part taken by their The next meeting is on 7th November when the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service are coming to give a talk on Fire Safety specialist dog teams in this process. at Home. The Also at this meeting meeting there will7be th a Christmas themed “Bring and Buy Sale” to raise further funds towards the new November when the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service next is on sound system. The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at Brookvale Village Hall from 10 am to 12 noon and are coming to give a talk on Fire SafetyDetails at Home. Also atfrom thisthe meeting there be on a 07715 all retired Civil Servants and their partners are welcome. can be obtained Secretary Tony will Brazier 640171 and for information about“Bring our tripsand please contact Kate on 01256 328791. Christmas themed Buy Sale” to Lambeth raise further funds towards the new sound Malcolm also brought along copies of his books Cowling system. The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month atDavid Brookvale Village “Forty Years Catching Smugglers” and “In Pursuit of Hall from 10 am to 12 noon and all retired Civil Servants and their partners are the Two Legged Mule” welcome. Details can be obtained from the Secretary Tony Brazier on 07715 640171 Tel.: 01256 354282 forConiston information our trips please contact KateRG22 Lambeth Address: and138 Road,about Kempshott , Basingstoke, Hampshire. 5HZ on 01256 328791.

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Halloween We had lots of fun on our Halloween week it was lovely to see the children and the adults dress up on the day as lots of different witches and otherWe scary as well as some the children’s favourite things havecharacters had a fun first half term back of where our topic was All About Me they like to dress up as. Fireworks We On arethis looking forward to our explosive fireworks week where preschool will covered in colours and the children will get to topic the children carried out activities which included allthe about their families and people special to them. have a go with aThey sparkler talking about the importance of safety around this time of year and preparing the children for the loud noises and also carried out activities about their favourite things; we started with an activity about their favourite colour. beautiful colours in the sky. RemembranceHalloween Day The/ children fireworkswill be taking part in a topic called Our Hero’s where they will learn about the soldiers who fought for our country as well as other professionals who help keep us safe. On our first week back this half term the children made many spooky creations for our spooktatular Halloween. The

Festival of light At the of November the children will be learning about different festivals including Diwali and also looking at how light works children dressed up in their scary outfits (or favourite outfits) for Halloween day. We moved straight onto our so making shadows and looking at different types of lights. explosive fireworks activities with lots of bright colours filling up our preschool with all the lovely crafts the children

Places Available we still have spaces available at our warm welcoming pre-school so if you are interested in your child to come and made. join us please contact us on 01256 323853 or email kellylindas@aol.com or text 07592913953 we are open Monday-Friday 8am-4pm. Christmas

Two by Two toddler group Our Two by Two toddler group runs on Wednesdays at 9.45am-11.30am term time only at £2.25 per family. Refreshments areitincluded in the price. group is very popularand with of activities and this equipment forofthe parents is now time for us to beThis thinking about Christmas all lots the wonderful things joyful time year bringsto us,use and interact with their child. Toddler group will startgetting back excited up on Wednesday 12th September 2018. from the children about Santa coming, to all of our Christmas theme crafts and cooking we will be doing. We will also be practicing for our end of term Christmas nativity that will be taking place in mid-December. Garden update Cuckoo Meadow Preschool

As autumn is here, the children enjoying watching the Tel: leaves 01256 change colour and getting ready to plant our Rathbone Pavilion, Church Road, NorthareWaltham, RG25how 2BL. 398172

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Cuckoo Meadow Pre-school We are based in North Waltham village, which is less than 10 minutes’ drive from Kempshott, andCuckoo is in a beautiful rural Meadow Pre-School offers a warm, friendly and stimulat If you are interested in your child coming to join our friendly caring preschool, we are open Monday-Friday 8amenvironment for children aged 2 yrs 9 months up to rising 5 year o setting. The children who attend come from within the village and the surrounding areas including Oakley, Dummer, The Pre-school is situated in an enviable location in the heart of N To contactand us please call 01256 323853 or email kellylindas@aol.com or text 07592913953. Waltham village, just 10 minutes drive from Kempshott. It has play Hatch Warren,4pm. Kempshott Beggarwood and all agree the location and wonderful caring staff mean it is more than suitable for outside play in the winter months as well as access to the Park and playing field in the summer. It has a fantastic team of esta worth the shortTwo journey. Please contact Jo or Fiona to come and see for yourself. and qualified staff who will be happy to show you around or answe by Two parent toddler group questions you have regarding the pre-school or forthcoming events. contact Jo or Fiona on 01256 398172, email

The pre-schoolOur held its AGM recently which was well attended and a great opportunity for parents to meet the team or visit the website two by two toddler group runs on Wednesday mornings 9.45am-11.30am term time only in the Kempshott cuckoomeadow@btconnect.com, www.cuckoomeadow.org and hear the highlights of the previous year. Claire, the chair of the Pre-School Committ ee, spoke passionately about the village hall. There is no need to book just turn up on the day. We provide lots of exciting activities for you and your wonderful learning sett that around the children andand gave of some of story/song the additional the children child to doing together differentbenefi themest from each week alsohighlights include a snack and little time atactivities the had enjoyed throughout the year. This included a term with Rugby Tots as well as special, up close encounters with birds end. The group is run by members of staff from the preschool with helpers too all ready to welcome you. of prey and the brilliant Zoolab’s collection of creepy crawlies. All these unique experiences were hugely popular with the children and are planned again in the future. Fiona, the Co-Manager of the pre-school then gave her perspective on what clearly had been a chockablock year! From organising innumerable crafty creations, to welcoming guests to teach the children all about Chinese New Year, to preparing those leaving for big school in how to get ready for PE, it was clear, that the team had been busy! For those who attended, it was also a great opportunity to touch base with the relevant key worker to see how new starters had settled in. Next task, nativity preparations…. There are still spaces available at the Ofsted Outstanding ranked pre-school. To arrange you’re your visit, please call Jo or Fiona on 01256 398172.

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HATCH WARREN INFANTS With Christmas just aroiund the corner we are all busy practising our school performances, Year R Nursery Nativity.

The children have full embraced the Toys topic this term, bringing their favourite ones from home to look at what they are all made from. We have then gone back in time and learnt about all the toys from the past by going on our first school trip to Milestones Museam, it has given them an opportunity to see and touch toys that are 100s of years old. The children have enjoyed practising their nativity play and enjoyed making cards for their parents and sewed our own stockings ready for Father Christmas. We are all looking forward to Christmas lunch full of festive songs, crackers to pull and all the teachers serving and waiting on the children. The children have been busy practising their pantomime and learning all their lines and songs. The pantomime this year is Jack and the Beanstalk and the children are very excited to perform and make their parents laugh. They have also been busy making Christmas treats including cards, puppets and snowflakes. The classroom carpet is now sparking from all the glitter they have used.


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Time is flying and the Christmas excitement has begun!

Time has been spent wisely in class: - looking at information about shrimps and data to become experts in year 3! - becoming estate agents to sell a witch’s cottage in Year 4. - Year 5 pupils preparing to travel into space to discover what space really looks like within space dome visit. - Year 6 pupils continuing WW2 topics - Kempshott Junior School are sending two representatives to Remembrance Day to lay a wreath at The memorial Park on Remembrance Sunday. A year 6 cast are looking forward to performing The Tempest at The Haymarket Theatre on Tuesday 6th November. Feel free to join us, tickets are on sale. Kempshott Junior School celebrated Harvest by walking to St Marks Church and joining Nicola, our new Vicar, in thanks for all the things we may take for granted. The Class councillors have been elected – congratulations to everyone who put themselves forward and to those elected. Councillors played a key role at the Harvest Service. The KSA pamper evening was a success and we look forward to the Christmas Fayre being held at both Schools on Friday 7th December 3.30pm-5.30pm. Once again, we welcome you to join in the festive fun. Kempshott Junior School are pleased to announce the charity of the year is ‘Hart Wildlife Trust’. We look forward to working with them this year.


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We went to a posh fish and chip shop in the middle of our Basingstoke town Not something I’d have as a birthday treat or something I could even turn down Everything to me seemed too OTT with staff and waiters galore If I’d had the option I’d have been, straight out that flipping door In the middle of a great big plate, my meal was a piece of fish With a few new potatoes as a side, placed in a tiny dish My son takes the mickey out of me, plus many i-photo’s too I asked if he would take a snap of it, so’s I could show my meal to you? His answer was a definite No! that’s the reason it’s not here to view He said with me it was too dodgy and at home I could eat left over stew If we took away pics of his shop, plus all his empty tables in there Not taking kindly to what we’d got he’d eject us ! without turning flipping hair So let’s suffice it to say this OAP will not be going in there again Cos the prices I’m afraid are still rattling around in my brain So I think we’ll stick with our local fish and chip shop Not rolling my eyes at the prices, cos our chippy ain’t over the top!

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With Christmas gone and winter past It won't take long, just wait and see This troubled war, it cannot last Then the whole world will be free

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Kempshott Village Hall and Kempshott Festival will be organising a Kempshott Christmas Market again this year on Saturday 15th December between 1pm and 5pm in the Hall. To secure a table please complete and return a booking form which can be obtained by picking one up from the foyer of the Hall or by calling 01256 354282 or the hall on the number above. All proceeds of the event go towards the running of the hall and charities supported by the Kempshott Festival. We look forward to seeing you there.

The Village Hall has traditionally hired out the main hall and the small hall and currently is home to the regular hirers:Monday Baby Sensory 9.30am – 13.20pm (depending on age). (http://www.babysensory.com/en/ClassDetails/basingstoke) Womens Institute 2pm-4pm ( 2nd and 4th Monday of the month) Weight Watchers 5.30 - 7pm in the Main Hall Call Vanda 07719 428953 or email vwilliams@weightwatchers.co.uk Horticultural Group 7-9pm (3rd Monday of the month) Tuesday Kaderosi Art Club - 10-1pm Weight Watchers 5pm and again at 6.30pm Move it or Lose It (keep fit) 6pm - 7pm Pilates - 8.15pm

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Wednesday 2 by 2 Toddlers Group 9.45 - 11.30 Super Seniors Keep Fit 2.00 - 3.00 Pilates for Seniors and Back Care - 3.15 - 4.15 Dog training - 6.30 - 7.30

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Thursday Pilates 9.30 - 10.30 See https://www.purepilates.org/thursday for details Yoga, 10.45 - 1145am With Maria. For mor information telephone 07771 921185 Open Sight (Visually Impaired Group) 1-4pm every other week. http://www.opensight.org.uk/get-involved/clubs-and-groups Pilates 6.30 - 7.30pm Call Becky on 07725 581218 or email beckylane14@me.com Craft Club - 6pm - 9pm, in the Small Hall £3 per person (includes refreshment) Call Kathy 01256 324314 Friday Kestrel Art Club - 10-1pm USKO Martial Arts - 6-7pm Nifty Ninjas USKO Martial Arts - 7-8pm Senior Grade Adults

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ACCIDENTS AT WORK

If you have an accident at work, you should report it to your employer as soon as possible – and make sure they record it in the accident book. If they don't do this, or if there isn't an accident book, write down details of the accident and send it to your boss (keeping a copy for yourself). If you can't report the accident because you’re too ill, ask someone else to do it for you. You should see a doctor even if your injury doesn't seem serious - the doctor can record the medical details of your accident. This will be useful later on if you want to claim compensation from your boss or if you need to claim benefits. Find out more about industrial injuries benefits on GOV.UK. If you think that conditions at your workplace are unsafe, talk to your trade union or contact the Health and Safety Executive. If you think you’re in serious and immediate danger at work, you have the right to protect yourself. This could mean leaving work until the immediate danger is fixed.

Pay when you can't work

You should get Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) if you need time off because of your injury. Your contract of employment might also say you can get extra sick pay. You can use our tool to check if you’re entitled to sick pay. Depending on the seriousness of your injury, you might also be able to claim benefits. For example, you might get Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit. You might want to claim compensation from your employer, although this can be complicated and take a long time. It's best if you get legal advice from a solicitor – your local Citizens Advice can help you find a specialist solicitor, or your union might be able to help. If you want to make a claim, it must be started within 3 years of the accident.

Going back to work after an injury

If you think you might be able to go back to work doing lighter duties, or fewer hours, speak to your employer and doctor. If your accident has caused a long term injury, your employer might have a legal duty to make reasonable adjustments to help you get back to work. Need further information or Help? Basingstoke Citizens Advice Bureau, (located within Basingstoke Discovery Centre) can help you with queries you have on budgeting, benefits and debt, relationships, immigration, employment issues, and consumer rights. We operate a drop-in service 10-3.30 Monday to Friday (except Thursday) and Saturday mornings 10-12. The Advice Line telephone number is 0344 111 306. The Basingstoke CAB website can be found at www.basingstokeandtadleycab.org.uk Online help from Citizens Advice can be found at www.adviceguide.org.uk

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The data collected from your GP will include your NHS number date of birth, gender, ethnicity and any data about referrals, va prescriptions or health information including diagnoses such as heart disease. Your records are collected and combined with a hospital records. Find more information about what data will be collected on the at www.hscic.gov.uk. How will data be shared?

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Old Down & Beggarwood Wildlife Group October was such a lovely warm month – a real Indian summer. The warm sunny days have caused some late blossoming such as honeysuckle, dogwood and field scabius and there have been quite a few sightings of late butterflies such as the Red Admiral. As always the autumn colours on Old Down and Beggarwood are a beautiful sight and the views across the countryside truly wonderful.

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Field Scabius (with crab spider)

Basingstoke Council has carried out some tree felling and lopping work along the upper tree belt. As a consequence the canopy has been opened up letting in more light – not sure if this will be beneficial to the woodland area or not. But it will most probably negatively affect the birds that nest there, particularly the crows and rooks. Sadly the number of crows and rooks nesting has already declined due to the disturbance created by the adjoining housing development. Late summer and autumn is the time when the wild flower meadow on Old Down is mowed. This has to be done on a rotation system so as to give the wild flowers every chance to thrive. Unfortunately, Basingstoke Council did not take heed of the agreed rotation plan and more areas were mowed than planned. Let’s hope this will not be detrimental to next year’s crop of wild flowers. The work party has acquired some young trees to plant on Old Down and this work will be carried out over a few weeks. Quite a task to dig large holes in the chalk – so if you are in need of some exercise come along to help. Work Parties For Old Down, we meet at Old Down Hall every Thursday 10-12noon. Please come and join us – you do not have to make a commitment to every week – just come when you can. Unfortunately, there is no regular meeting on Beggarwood at the moment due to lack of volunteers. If anyone is interested in helping to lead or work on the Beggarwood work party please contact the Group to discuss. Always check the website just in case there is a change in arrangements or dates. Internet: www.olddownandbeggarwood.org.uk

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FUZZY DROVE CONSERVATION GROUP Most important this month is that we check bonfires or piles of material we plan to add to one to ensure that hedgehogs are not present. To help attract them to safer places to hibernate, why not visit https://www.hedgehogstreet.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Hedgehog-Street-Hedgehog-housesinstructions-2018.pdf and build a hedgehog house to keep them snug and safe over the winter. We are delighted to report that we now have a newly developed website with more up-to-date information. We hope all our supporters will find it much easier to use. In particular we have a new reporting page where you can record sightings of wildlife of all sorts in and around Fuzzy Drove. Please do use it as it helps us to monitor the variety of flora and fauna in the Drove so that we know what effect our work is having in attracting different species and maintaining the habitat that helps them stay. Drop by and leave us a message at http://fuzzydrove.co.uk/wildlife/ Working parties continue in November on Saturdays, 3rd and 17th. We meet at 10 am where Fuzzy Drove meets Petrel Croft and work until noon. If you cannot stay for the whole session we will be delighted to have you join us for as much as you are able. Every little helps, as they say! For more information on all that we do, take a look at http://fuzzydrove.co.uk/ or contact us by email: secretary@fuzzydrove.co.uk


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and Conservation News for November Kempshott Conservation Group

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Young Arachnophiles (Spider lovers) descend on Down Grange Meadow On 29th September we hosted a kids "Bug Hunt" as part of "Green Week" organised by the Council. We arranged something similar for "Love Parks Week" at the end of July when the session yielded all kinds of insects, butterflies, bugs, beetles, grasshoppers, crickets, ants, flies, etc., for the youngsters to catch and for the adults to identify. September, being late in the season, yielded an abundance of spiders. There were no problems catching these, except for the large, scary ones! The highlight of the morning was when our expert "spider man" found several Wasp Spiders (Argiope bruennichi). We thought we may have had them on the Meadow but, not knowing what to look for, we had not found any until now. Common on the continent, they are spectacular insects, but have only made it across the Channel in the last 15-20 years. They are now well established in the south, from Dorset round to southern East Anglia, reaching Norfolk in 2013. They can be found in the long grass of meadows, hedgerows, farmland field edges and even in gardens. While looking "fearsome", they are in fact harmless. This photo was taken during the Bug Hunt and shows a female. She is guarding her egg sac made of grass held together with her silk - that's the blob in the top left. Like a lot of other spider species, the female is considerably larger than the male at around 15-18 mm long. The male is only 4-6mm long, a typical size difference for spiders. The male needs to get his timing right when mating. Get it wrong and he becomes a tasty lunch. Males look for females that are close to becoming sexually mature. There is a very short period when the female has had her last moult, but her jaws have not hardened off enough to enable her to eat her suitor(s). Even so, this tactic is not foolproof and females will often eat the male, soft jaws or not. The female’s black and yellow colouring is a defence mechanism to make her look like a wasp. This so-called "Batesian Mimicry" occurs in most orders of arthropods, including flies, beetles, sawflies and even moths. While most of the spiders the children caught were tiny "crab spiders", some were quite large and scary. The most common one was the Four-spot Orb Weaver (Araneus quadratus); a highly variable species with a number of colour forms. The most common is light browny-grey, but it also comes in dull orange, brick red and even yellow-green. As shown in these three pictures, they all have four white spots on their abdomen.

Our new Work Party season is now underway. Dates for November and December are shown below. Extra pairs of hands are always welcome if only for an hour or so. We provide all equipment, but please bring your own gloves. Sunday, 4th November 10.00am—12.00 noon—Old Hedgerow, Down Grange (Behind 77-155 Coniston Road) Thursday, 15th November 2.00—4.00pm—Down Grange Meadow (Homesteads Road entrance) Sunday, 25th November 10.00am—12.00 noon—Old Orchard, Kendal Gardens Thursday, 6th December 2.00—4.00pm—Old Hedgerow (See above) Sunday, 16th December 10.00am—12.00 noon—Down Grange Meadow (See above)

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SHOULD YOU BE AVOIDING SUGAR? Is cutting out sugar the best way to lose body fat? Do you need to avoid foods like yoghurt and bananas because they are so high in sugar? NO and NO 1. Sugar isn’t directly associated with belly fat. You have excess belly fat as the result of a consistent calorie surplus #ccs 2.

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Frank Hornby was born in 1863 and Liverpool was his lifelong home ending up as Conservative MP for Everton. He was a cashier for a wholesale food business and had a small workshop at home that allowed him to develop some of his ideas. Having been impressed by a book about inventors and their many failures Frank Hornby appreciated that perseverance was the key to eventual success. He wanted boys to take up useful trades and started to develop a construction kit which he patented in 1901. He hoped it would encourage boys to find suitable engineering employment locally. Initially called Mechanics Made Easy the name changed to Meccano in 1907. Manufacturing was outsourced and were plain metal and not of the highest quality. The product was refined and eventually painted red and green then blue and yellow. He started manufacturing himself and quickly growing out of two larger work units it was clear that even larger premises were needed. The famous Binns Road factory in Liverpool was opened in 1914 employing up to 2000, mainly women. After WW1 Hornby introduced model trains to compete against resurgent German toy manufacturers. Export markets had decals on the trucks and passenger coaches pertinent to their own countries. So successful were overseas markets that manufacturing plants were set up in France and eventually after a legal case over 9 years to protect his patents in America, he opened a factory in New Jersey. Meccano magazines were published monthly aimed at boys initially featuring articles on Meccano construction. Frank Hornby was the editor for many years. Over time Meccano Magazine became a general hobby publication aimed at "boys of all ages". The factory began making model figures to complement the train sets. Using the same scale as the trains they were called Dinky Toys. Vehicles were added to the railway layouts and thus began the third string of this toy manufacturer. No doubt every boy of a certain age, and many girls, enjoyed playing with Dinky Toys. Increasing competition in the 1960s and 70s for die cast toys came from Mettoy’s Corgi and from Match Box toys made by Lesney Products while Mattel developed their “Hot Wheels”. Dinky Toys partly responded by expanding their Dinky Supertoys range which included the Mighty Antar transporter made by Thornycroft in Basingstoke.

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OAKLEY BOWLING CLUB NEWS

The outdoor season has ended but not before we witnessed some quality Club Finals. The Open Singles saw Terry Heath take command against Ric Newson who was failing to find the lines and Terry emerged a comfortable 21-10 winner. Both players were soon back on the green with Ric, playing Ashley Nethercliffe in the Two Wood Final, having a 5 shot advantage for much of the game, Ashley reduced the deficit, but it was Ric who held on to win 18-12. Terry Heath was back on the green to take on Sean Lassman in the Men's Singles. Terry was the clear favourite but Sean in his first Men's Final took a 19-6 lead and eventually lifted the title 21-11. The Ladies’ Singles between Nicole Rogers and Janie Vickers was expected to be close but with Janie struggling to find line and length Nicole built a commanding 16-3 lead. Janie closed the gap to 19-11 but singles on the next two ends, saw Nicole lift the title. In the Ladies Acorn Singles Diane Yarrall led Carol Crafer 16-6 but Carol then won 4 successive ends to reduce the deficit to two shots. Carol's rally, however, then came to an end with Diane triumphing 21-16. The Men's Acorn Singles saw Kevin Vickers and Darren Hyde locked in a tight battle. The lead constantly changed hands before Darren powered away to win 21-14. The final match saw Janie Vickers and Sean Lassman take on John Yarrell and Sandra Lee in the Open Mixed Pairs. The former began as favourites and when they surged into a 11-1 lead it looked as if the game would soon be over. John and Sandra kept plugging away but eventually went down 20-15. We also found time for a social event as 90 members and guests joined us for a visit by the popular Freddie Clarke band. Locally based, this was their fourth visit to the club and they lived up to their reputation entertaining us with a wide range of numbers from the 60s and 70s, all of which seemed to be well remembered by those present! Our final outdoor event of the season was the Vice President vs Immediate Past President's game. Having earlier staged the County Two Wood Triples Finals, for which the height of the grass had been reduced, some found the pace a tad quick but all enjoyed the game which resulted in a convincing win for the Vice President. Following the game members retired to the main function room where we had an excellent meal. We now held our breath that the weather would stay fine so that we could do the work to close the green for the winter. It did and soon 20 members were removing, power washing and storing the ditch mats, cleaning and storing the patio furniture, moving the benches under cover and tidying flower beds. Simultaneously others were scarifying, hollow tining and machine brushing. Sorel rolling, seeding and drag brushing followed before the task of applying 3 tonnes of top dressing. After 3 days the number of volunteers had dwindled but the work was all completed on time. Many members have now moved indoors either playing at Loddon Vale or in the twice weekly short mat bowls we play in the Clubhouse. Social events before Christmas include a trip to Bath Christmas markets and our Christmas Lunch at, a new venue, Basingstoke Golf Club. Full details of the Club can be found on our informative website www.oakleybc.org.uk. If you would prefer to talk directly to someone about our activities why not speak to Spencer Kerley on 01256 780418 or Janie Vickers on 01256 780447. Oakley Bowling Club News

GIRLS FOOTBALL GOING FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

May was a good month for the Club as we continued to increase our mem

What a morning for the Balloons for U sponsored Hatch Warren Phoenix Volcanoes, in their first ever competitive 138 playing members – a very gratifying position given the problems man match. Away from home, against Winchester City Flyers, the attracting and retaining members. We are, however, always ready to we Phoenix came out of the blocks quickly with Grace and Sadie all we do in the Club can be found on our informative website www.oakle forcing the goalkeeper into some good saves. The Flyers came talk directly to someone about our activities or would like to try your hand back into the game and had a few chances to score, but the Kerley on 01256 780418 or Lesley Allard on 01256 397435? defence of Nayra and Sommer, with Lyla in goal, held fast and another swift counter attack from the Phoenix resulted in the The season so far has been a hectic one for the members involved with c first goal. With the defence winning the ball, the Volcanoes 3 games which require full meals with two on the same weekend. The fir broke quickly with Sadie feeding a through ball to the ever running Grace, who beat the keeper at the second attempt. President’s Day where the President, our own Averil Adams, welcomed t

and ladies from all over the North of the County and this was followed ne The second half saw a completely different Volcanoes team, District vs Woolston and District men’s game. They were a thirsty bunch! but with the same desire to win the ball and launch wave after wave of attack against the tiring Flyers. Aimee and Zara With 14 League teams being fielded each week, some of our teams are i marshalled the defence while Sophia B, Izzy H-B and Izzy P resultsLgenerally have been encouraging with the Men’s “A” team cur ran the midfield. Both Izzy scored their first goals for the club, whilebut Amber scored three, giving the Phoenix a 6-0 win.

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Where to start When you’ve been married for a long time, the starting point, in legal terms, for the division of assets (savings, property, possessions, pensions etc.) is equality. At this point you may want to speak with a solicitor to discuss your options. At Clarke & Son we provide a free initial 30-minute meeting, so you can come in for a chat to find out more.

Pensions Even if you haven’t reached pension age yet, your pension assets are likely to need special consideration when deciding how to split everything equally. Private pensions, occupational pensions, state pensions and additional state pensions will all need to be taken into account. A pension sharing order is popular in ‘silver’ divorces. This is where one partner gets a credit or top-up from the other’s pension fund to ensure you both get an equal pension income either now or when you reach retirement age. So, for example, if a husband is already in receipt of his pension, and has a younger wife, it is important to appreciate that she won’t usually be able to begin claiming an income from a pension fund until she’s 55. If the wife is 53 years old, this means any pension sharing order will not provide an income for her for a further two years. This is described as the ‘income gap’ and will be something your solicitor will be able to advise you on.

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SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS

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To win a family ticket to this year's Pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs please answer the question below and return it to us by email to kempshottkourier@gmail.com or post to 138 Coniston Road, Kempshott, Basingstoke RG22 5HZ. Winner will be drawn from all entries received by noon on Saturday 2nd December. Please include name, address and phone number when submitting your entry. Also note that the family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) is for the performance on Saturday 15th December at 6pm at the Anvil.

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WHATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ON IN NOVEMBER 2018 AT SOUTH HAM LIBRARY? South Ham Library Paddock Road South Ham Basingstoke RG22 6QB

As I write this we have been celebrating National Libraries week which has been focusing on Health and Wellbeing. Health and Wellbeing has always been core to the work of libraries. It has become increasingly clear in recent years that we support some of the most vulnerable people in our communities with the range of services we oďŹ&#x20AC;er. It will come as no surprise that research shows libraries are trusted, places which seek to promote health and wellbeing. One of the groups that meet here is Library Club. This is a coďŹ&#x20AC;ee morning for customers who ďŹ nd it diďŹ&#x192;cult to get to the library, it is held on the 1st Friday of the month at 10am-12 noon. Next one is Friday 2nd November. Transport can be arranged. New members are welcome please contact the library for more information. It is Craft Club on Saturday 3rd November, drop in between 10-12 noon for our Penguin Craft. Story time in October continues to be held at 10:30 am on TUESDAYS. Come and join us for stories and themed colouring. The Construction Club continues during term time on Tuesdays, with the opportunity to play with Lego and Duplo from 3:30pm-4:45pm. Unfortunately This termâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CODE CLUB has been cancelled because our wonderful volunteer who helped us set it up has been able to return to full time employment. Until we ďŹ nd another volunteer we will not be able to give children aged 9-11 the opportunity to learn the coding language Scratch. The projects are easy to follow step-by-step guides which help children learn, by making games and animations. The projects gradually introduce coding concepts to allow children to build their knowledge incrementally over a 10 week course. Please contact the library on 01256 336047 or email south. ham.library@hants.gov.uk for more information if you would like to volunteer. Rhymetime continues every Friday with fun rhymes and songs at 11am for babies and toddlers Activities for adults this month include the Genesis SciFi Reading Group on the 10th November from 10:00am12:00 noon. Do you know anyone over 50 who would like help understanding their Tablet, Laptop or computer? Then they may like some friendly one to one tuition from our Age Concern tutors. They run 45 minute sessions every Tuesday between 10am and 1pm here at South Ham Library for a minimum donation of ÂŁ5. If you know someone who may beneďŹ t from this then give Age Concern a call on 01256 423874. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget we have 4 computers giving access to the internet and Microsoft oďŹ&#x192;ce software, a scanner and colour printer and photocopier. The computers are free to use but there are charges for printing. We also have FREE access online to Ancestry, Find my Past, Which? Magazine Online and the British Newspaper Archive Online. Ask a member of staďŹ&#x20AC; for help getting started. Also by joining the library you can access hundreds of ebooks, audiobooks on your smartphone, tablet or home computer through our Libby App Newspapers through PressReader and magazines through Zinio.

      

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Sheila Glyn-Own, a solicitor specialising in Wills and Probate at Phillips Solicitors, advises ‘The errors in DIY Wills can be wide ranging and at worst an error can result 31 in a Will being invalid and your assets passing someone unexpected – this can even be the case if you are married with children!’ Age to Discrimination The talents of more than a million over 50s are being wasted because of age discrimination!

Wills are subject to a wide range of rules and laws, and one of the main problems with the DIY

That is according MPs who sit on the Women and Equalities Committee, chaired by Basingstoke MP

approach is that a badly drafted Will can render it completely invalid. Sheila also warns of the risks of Maria Miller. The select committ ee found that discrimination, bias and Will outdated practices across the being exposed to unregulated, unqualified and uninsured writers having are seenprevalent examples of shoddy, business world even though they have been explicitly outlawed under regulations introduced in 2006.

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

It heard evidence from older workers that they were regularly discriminated against in the job market and were

disproportionately to be Sheila selected for redundancy. price of the Will. Inlikely Summary advises ‘DIY is good for the occasional bit of decorating, but when

committee’s published People and Employment, Maria Miller said: “Despite itFollowing comes tothe protecting yourrecently loved ones, don’treport, go for acalled falseOlder economy – speak to a professional.’

age discrimination being unlawful for more than a decade, the scale and lack of enforcement uncovered by our inquiry is both alarming and totally unacceptable.”

For professional legal advice when preparing your Will please call Sheila Glyn-Owen on 01256 854 637.

The report was critical of both the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and the Government for failing to

www.phillips-law.co.uk enforce the law on age discrimination.

It called for it to be made clearer that prejudice, unconscious bias and casual ageism in the workplace were all unlawful under the Equality Act 2010, which replaced the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006. At Phillips our Employment Law team, headed by Gill Brown, can advise you on all aspects of age discrimination which Gill reminds us can be directed at young employees as well as the over 50s. The age discrimination laws under the Equality Act 2010 are in place to prevent you from being discriminated against by reason of your age, whatever that might be, which could hinder or even prevent you from getting a job, accessing relevant training, being promoted or having your employment terminated. If you think you may have been discriminated against, or are worried about potential age discrimination or if you have any concerns about age discrimination or any other form of discrimination in the future, contact Gill by emailing gill.brown@phillips-law.co.uk or call her directly on 01256 854605. To find out more about the legal services offered by Phillips, please visit www.phillips-law.co.uk Phillips Solicitors Town Gate 38 London Street Basingstoke Hampshire RG21 7NY t. 01256 460830 f. 01256 854638 e. legal@phillips-law.co.uk w. phillips-law.co.uk dx. 123073 Basingstoke 10

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ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPICE (NORTH HAMPSHIRE) LIGHTS UP THE AUTUMN SKY

November is a busy month for the Hospice. Staff are busy preparing for the annual Light Up A Life Service and helping with all the different November Nights activities. November Nights is a wonderful campaign for when the nights are drawing in, giving a great excuse to have a fun evening with friends and family and at the same time raise money for St Michael’s Hospice. Some popular things that people choose to do are a cheese & wine evening, a games evening, Bonfire Night Party, a girl’s night in being pampered, or a pub quiz night. The list is endless of the different things you could do to be involved. If you have an idea for November Nights please let us know, or if you need supporting material to help promote your event, please give Lynne Grimshaw a call on 01256 848845 or email Lynne.grimshaw@stmichaelshospice.org.uk. On Sunday December 2nd, a beam of light will illuminate Basingstoke as supporters gather at the Hospice to remember loved ones. St. Michael’s Hospice is looking forward to welcoming the community to its annual Light up a Life remembrance service starting at 6pm within the Hospice grounds. The poignant service allows those who and wish to remember loved ones the opportunity to dedicate a star in memory. Stars can be dedicated via the Hospice website or by contacting the Hospice but to be featured in the order of service dedications must have been received by 23rd November. Laura Hughes, Events Manager at the Hospice is looking forward to the evening and welcoming the community to St. Michael’s “We have many fundraising events that are held throughout the year but this one is particularly special to the Hospice staff and I, the love and compassion that the public bring to this event is very hard to describe. All staff whether clinical, administrative or fundraising do everything they can to ensure the best care for patients is delivered and the event openly demonstrates the difference St. Michael’s makes to the communities of North Hampshire. Christmas for many is a time of great joy, happiness, warmth and laughter. The most important thing for the families that we care for this Christmas is allowing them time to enjoy spending precious time together and creating memories that will last a lifetime.” For more information please visit St. Michael’s Hospice website at stmichaelshospice.org.uk or call the fundraising team on 01256 848848.

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Fond Farewells and a Warm OurWelcome regular Saturday customers may have noticed that, over the past few weeks a Fond Farewells andWelcome a Warm familiar face has been missing. At the end of September, Niamh, our Jolly Saturday Smiler, worked her last day at Jolly Olly’s Coffee Shop and has moved on to pastures new. We have all loved having Niamh as part of The Team and will Our regular Saturday customers may have noticed that, over the past few weeks a familiar face miss her. I would like to thank Niamh for all her hard work over the past years and wish her every success in achieving been missing. At theluck end Niamh, our Jolly Saturday Smiler, worked her last her has aim of becoming a vet. Good andofgoSeptember, girl!

day at Jollyfrom Olly’s Coffee Shopvalued and has pastures new. We have allyou loved having Another, hidden view, but equally staff moved member on alsoto sadly left us in September. Thank to Lana who has Niamh tirelesslyas scrubbed and cleaned the shop from top to bott om each night over the past few years and never complained part of The Team and will miss her. I would like to thank Niamh for all her hard work about mud or cake crumbs! Good luck Lana in you new adventures.

over the past years and wish her every success in achieving her aim of becoming a vet. Good

I amluck delighted thatgirl! we have employed a replacement cleaner, Terri Eagle, who some of you may already know for her and go meticulous cleaning in other establishments in the village. Welcome on board, Terri and thanks for joining us. New Autumn/Winter Menu

Another, hidden from view, but equally valued staff member also sadly left us in September.

Our new menu is now up and running with all sorts of delicious tasties! This season, among many other things, you can Thank you to Lana who has tirelessly scrubbed and cleaned the shop from top to bottom each lunch on roasted red pepper, goats’ cheese and spinach bagels, sample our homemade smoked salmon pate with toast nightupover past few years never soup. complained about mud or cake crumbs! Good luck Lana or warm withthe a delicious bowl of ourand homemade

in you As new Fireworks! hasadventures. become our custom, we will be selling tickets for the OCA fireworks display. Tickets are on sale from 22nd October to 2nd November inclusive, excluding Saturdays. Unfortunately, I am unable to go along myself this year, am Olly delighted that we have employed replacement Eagle, whoThe some you may but IJolly would absolutely love to come alongawith his family ifcleaner, anyone isTerri able to take him? kids of Bean and Hasbean haveknow never been to ameticulous fireworks display! already for her cleaning in other establishments in the village. Welcome on

Children’s Bookthanks Signingfor joining us. board,Author Terri and Book Signing As some of you may have read in our August Newsletter we have recently been selling copies of Heather Wilshaw’s children’s book, “Back to School”. Local lady Heather has written and illustrated her lovely picture book; a New Autumn/Winter Menu story set in the magical world of Lower Mudeford following the adventures of the sea creatures beneath the waves. On Monday 19th November, we are delighted to announce that Heather will be joining us for a book signing. Come along Our new menu is now up and running with all sorts of delicious tasties! This season, among many from 3.15pm, meet Heather in person and come away with a fantastic bedtime story. Copies will be limited and offered things, you can lunch on roasted red pepper, goats’ cheese and sample on aother first come first served basis. The book would also make a lovely Christmas present andspinach we have abagels, copy here at Jolly our Olly’s for browsing, prior to signing. homemade smoked salmon pate with toast or warm up with a delicious bowl of our homemade Friendship soup. Club If you are interested in making new friends, please join us 2.30pm – 3.30pm on Wed 21st November and enjoy a free tea and company. If you do find it difficult to walk very far, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and Dave andFireworks! I will try to help you get here.

CHRISTMAS!!! YEAH!!! Festive have already taken our fiwe rst booking Christmas Afternoon TeaOCA from the Oakley Community Association. As Food has We become our custom, will befor selling tickets for the fireworks display. Tickets are If you would like tondbook up a festive nd treat like this for friends, colleagues or family please do get in touch to make your sale from 22 October to 2 November inclusive, excluding Saturdays. Unfortunately, I am booking. Tea includes sandwiches, tea or coffee and a range of festive homemade cake, including mince pies with clotted unable to go along myself this year, but Jolly Olly would absolutely love to come along with his cream of course!

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family anyone is ableMugs, to take kids Bean and Hasbean have bags, never been to a fireworks Festive Giftif s We have; Oakley cosyhim? knits,The chocolate filled Christmas Puds, Oakley jam and more! Come anddisplay! browse our selection the majority of which is sold for various charities, the Parish Council and Oakley Community Association. Children’s Author Book Signing Festive Fun On Thursday 13th December from 3.30pm-4.30pm we are inviting Jean Hills to join us for a Children’s Festive Sand Art Workshop. Please contact Jean on 07831682533/01256 770356 for more details. We can cater for up to 16 children, but Book bookingSigning is required, and an adult presence is requested. The workshop is suitable for children aged 3 – 10 years and the price is £2 per item. may We As hopesome to see of youyou soon.

have read in our August Newsletter we have recently been selling copies of Heather Wilshaw’s children’s book, “Back to School”. Local lady Heather has written and Theillustrated Jolly Olly’s her Team lovely picture book; a story set in the magical world of Lower Mudeford following the News fro adventures of the sea creatures beneath the waves. On Monday 19th November, we are delighted

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BASINGSTOKE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

Over the past few years the RHS has appointed several Ambassadors to promote and raise awareness of their involvement in various aspects of horticulture. It was therefore exciting to be able to welcome Jamie Butterworth to our September meeting as the RHS Ambassador with responsibility to encourage secondary school children in all things horticultural. The title of his talk was “From Carrots to Chelsea” although the Chelsea (the annual RHS show) bit was by far the focus of the evening. Jamie had his hands dirty from an early age after persuading his grandparents to let him have a small vegetable plot. This soon became a large plot and eventually most of their garden! After his time at school he studied at Askham Bryan College and then went to RHS Wisley to take a two-year course in practical horticulture. During this time he was asked to assist the award winning designer, Matt Keightley, with his 2015 Chelsea garden. This was awarded a Silver-Gilt medal but more importantly was the “people’s choice” garden that year. In 2016 he again assisted Matt with the garden inspired by Sentebale, the charity founded by HRH Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso from Lesotho. Many of the plants used by Chelsea designers are grown by Hortus Loci on their 17-acre site north of Hook and in mid-2016 Jamie was offered the job of managing the plants to be grown for Chelsea 2017. The task of satisfying all the requirements of the various garden designers is somewhat daunting requiring the growing of more than is ordered to cover any failures. Jamie spent many late nights on the nursery ensuring that all the plants supplied were in perfect condition. In October 2017 Jamie joined London Stone as a horticultural consultant working in their garden design consultancy department. This was a one year contract and by the time you read this he will have stepped out as a freelance garden designer – a prospect which he said was both exciting and nerve wracking at the same time. In 2019 Jamie will be building his own garden at the RHS Chatsworth show for the prestigious Wedgewood company as well as publishing his first book entitled “50 plants that you can’t kill”. I am sure that we will be seeing a lot more of him in the future – probably on the TV (!) – and we wish him every success as he enthuses others about his passion for plants and gardens. Our next meeting in Kempshott Village Hall will be our AGM at 7.30pm on Monday 19th November 2018 when reports will be given on the past year including a sneak preview of what’s in store for 2019. Cheese and wine will follow the formal part of the evening. If you would like further details, please contact either: Vida Sinden – Chairman – 01256 466281 or Philip Wraight – Vice Chairman - 01256 324185

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NOVEMBER 2018 EVENTS AT THE BASINGSTOKE DISCOVERY CENTRE

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12 Hours – Jane Austen’s Engagement Friday 30 November / 2pm / £6.50 This exciting new monodrama, currently in development, is a dramatization of a real event in the life of one of the world’s most famous authors and explores issues that concern women even today about the dilemmas of accepting an offer of marriage. Come and be part of a play in development. This workshop will include a reading of 2 scenes of the play, followed by an audience critique and feedback. Book in person or by telephone o £15 per session

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Children’s Craft Saturday 10th November | 10am to 12pm | FREE Celebrate Autumn with our free Autumn-themed craft activity

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Sewing for the Home – Soft Furnishings Wed 7th, 14th & 21st November (3 Weeks) | 9:30am to 1.30pm | £60 An opportunity to learn how to produce soft furnishings for the home. Learners will work with different levels and techniques of sewing, including hand and machine sewing. You will need a sewing machine. Please ask the staff at Basingstoke Discovery Centre if you do not have access to your own sewing machine, as some will be available to use. Mixed Media Art – ‘MIX IT UP’ Tuesday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th November and 4th & 18th December (6-week course – 2hours per week) 4pm to 6pm / £60 This course will introduce learners to creating unique and innovative art and design work based on mixed media, techniques and processes. Create, review, mount and present mixed media artwork. To book a place, you can order online from https://www.hants.gov.uk/shop/home.php , or visit Basingstoke Discovery Centre in Festival Place, or call 01256 478670. Advance booking is strongly recommended. To find out more about Basingstoke Discovery Centre and Hampshire Libraries visit www.hants.gov.uk/bsdc http://www3.hants.gov.uk/library/bsdc.htm https://twitter.com/BasingstokeDC https://www.facebook.com/BasingstokeDC

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Anyone whoCommunity has helped Events at local community events will Organising relaxed in each others company. As a result our know the wonderful mix oflocal humour, camaraderie, and Anyone whotend has helped at community events will meetings to be full of humour and banter. satisfaction that providing hands-on gives. Andand we know the wonderful mix of humour,help camaraderie, have a wide choice of events throughout the year. satisfaction providing help gives. And we We enjoythat listening to ahands-on wide variety of speakers, We organise the annual Charity Concert at the Anvil have a wide choice of events throughout the year. learning about new and interesting aspects of life. with the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal + special WeAnd organise the annual Concert at social the Anvil for those that like Charity we offer an Marines active life guests The Royal Corps of Drums and The Chelsea with theaBand of of Herdifferent Majesty’s RoyaltoMarines + special with variety events choose from. Jan 2019 Pensioners. nextCorps concert on Sunand 27thThe guests TheThe Royal of isDrums Chelsea th th On May 12 2019 we shall helping the Thorneycroft Jan 2019 Pensioners. The next concert is on Sun 27 We enjoy working together on projects, usually in Society the Basingstoke Festival Onsmall May organise 12th 2019 we annual shallnew helping Thorneycroft teams, developing ideastheand with luckof Transport. And later in the year we shall be running our Society organise annual of bringing them tothe fruition. WeBasingstoke enjoy doing Festival things we International Boxing Charity Dinner when England‘s Transport. And later in the year we shall be running our would otherwise not be doing. And we get a buzz young talent seek Olympic representation.. International Boxing Charity Dinner England‘s outboxing of success, and especially seeingwhen that we have All these events are high on the Basingstoke calendar young boxing talent seek Olympic representation.. made a difference to people’s lives. We have events fun organising great satisfaction All these are high them, on theand Basingstoke calendar WeThe have fun organising them, and great satisfaction from their success. club has a wide range of roles it needs covering from success. to their operate as an active club. But being a strong club Supporting Community Eventsfor things they want to folks need only volunteer Community Events InSupporting many, many cases though organise but get involved with. And each, we yeardon’t we play musical In many, many cases though , we don’t organise but simply turn out to help others run their own events. chairs with those roles so that fresh faces can have simply out to help others their ownHospice events.with We teams to support Strun Michael’s aprovide goturn doing something different. We Parking provide teams to support St Michael’s Hospice with Car stewards for their big fundraising events, CarSo Parking stewards for their big fundraising events, the Pelican Cancer Charity with marshalls for their yes – we do enjoy our Rotary. And as we said thelast Pelican Cancer Charity with their fundraising events. Last wemarshalls helped Destination Roundup, many ofmonth us regard Rotary as afor hobby fundraising events. Last month we helped Destination Basingstoke with a water for their marathon , - a wide ranging hobby.station But with a real½purpose. with a water station for their ½Sitting marathon Basingstoke and last year supported their excellent with, and last year supported their excellent Sitting with Jane celebration of Jane Austen. Jane of Jane Austen. At thecelebration other extreme we’ve provided a Team of Elves At the other extreme we’ve a Team of Elves to help the Overton Business provided Association with their late to help the Overton Business Association with their late Evening shopping event, and provided the Christmas Eveningfor shopping event, and provided the Christmas Lunch the homeless rough sleepers and the Lunch for the homeless rough sleepers andyear. the Camrose Team who support them throughout the CamroseBlood TeamPressure who support throughout year. Day them Loddon School atthe Kids Out

These examples of what we do, and so many other things about Rotary and what it achieves, give us a lot of These examples of what we do, and so many other things about Rotary and what it achieves, give us a lot of enjoyment and satisfaction. If you think you might enjoy this too, tune in to www.rcbd.org.uk . or contact Helen or enjoyment and satisfaction. If you think you might enjoy this too, tune in to www.rcbd.org.uk . or contact Helen or Jim above. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Jim above. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.


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Forty years ago almost to the day I was receiving the coveted Green Beret the Royal Marine Commandos. Hello. My name is Debbie Veel. I amof one of the Licensed Lay Ministers (LLM’s or Readers as they are sometimes Mark’s church. LLM’s are not ordained, so we don’t Six months of gruelling life changing training had turned me known) fromataSt.college drop-out (I left half way a dog collar, but we can do much of what a vicar can do with some notable through A Levels) into a dedicated soldier readywear for service anywhere in the world. Within days I was exceptions. We can’t bless the communion wine and bread; we can’t marry people nor patrolling the streets of Crossmaglen in South Armagh, a terrorist hotspot on the Irish It was notwe do we baptise anyone. Interestingly enough, we can lead border. funerals. Other than that preach, prepares lead worship, prayer and mid-week groups and we of are being involved in the running just my Beret that was green, as no amount of training one for the grim events spat at byof the church. I think of it as being a bit like being a deputy head of a school. a child, or being told you are a replacement for one of two Royal Marines killed a few weeks before. There are times, even I am writing month because, you may or may not know, the Rev. Kelvin and or Janeeven Taylor left St. Mark’sstill now, when I think of their families and wonder. Did theythis have wives oras girlfriends, children, siblings, parents at the end of May. They had been with us for nine years and we are sad to see them go. Many exciting alive today? Little doubt that about this time of year they will be remembering and still grieving their loss. things have happened in the church and community under their leadership. Just a few weeks ago, and by a remarkable coincidence we were a few miles away from the border town Crossmaglen, For example- we have started a messy church (very informal craft, food, a short enjoying our first ever holiday in what is often referred to as the Emerald Isle. Its true, Ireland is remarkably beautiful, and celebration and lots of fun for families of all ages 2.30pm -5pm every third Saturday); while still politically unstable, there is a common recognition from both divides to tolerate those awfulforevents we have started doing thenot fabulous ‘Open the Book’ assemblies the Y4’s inagain. the juniorfor school; startedgenerations. Saturday @ Saint Mark’s (2nd Saturday of the month from A broken people, but the seeds of something beautiful have begun future 9:30am) which is an informal chance to learn such things as your ancestry, try flower

go for walks or bike rides round Kempshott find out about things to with IT orsince furtherwe This year we witnessed the very sad passing of aarranging dear neighbour, whose family weor have beenvarious blessed todoknow education. We have employed an Outreach Worker and renovated arrived in Kempshott as newlyweds in 1982. Also, a special friend’s all too early loss of a loved one; a beloved sister, our kitchen at church – if you have ever used the old kitchen at St. daughter, and auntie. This led me to reflect on our wider community naively Mark’s you know what state it wasand in! Allperhaps of this and much more the startling realisation that leadership. almost everyone in our local ‘Streets and Closes’under hasKelvin’s in the past, or is still experiencing a sense of brokenness. We may cherish the beauty in the memories and legacy ofKelvin pastandlives; those that our Jane are off on moments a well-deserved long catch holiday to theirbreath, gentle and comforting favourite the Greek islands. We wish thembeauty well, as I amindeed sure reminders of mannerisms in ourselves, children andplacegrandchildren. Their lives on, but birthdays, many of you do also. anniversaries and seasonal celebrations such as Christmas can be painful. I recall my mother preferred in later years to It is a time of change for them and for perhaps the church. she was reflecting back from clean her windows rather than have visitors on Christmas day!andAtransition bit extreme, but her own loss of an infant child, a brother shot down and the and death of both withinjob; six months of each It mayin wellWW2 be a time of change transition for you parents, too. You mayall be changing maybe moving house; having a new baby; getting married; leaving home for the first time to go to university or to travel. There other. may also be some less pleasant changes happening in your life- divorce, unemployment, bereavement.

November can feel a little subdued, as another winter abruptly returns once again. However, in a strange comforting way, In the church’s year, the weeks just gone still form part of the ‘Easter Season’. It was a time of transition and it seems most fitting that we have an opportunitychange to value, and ect upon allcountry we hold dear. for Jesus’remember disciples too. They hadrefl travelled around the with Jesus, listening to him teach and preach, watching him do miracles and healings. But they hadn’t quite understood ‘what he was really about.’

We at St Marks and would like to invite you, or

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On Easter Sunday and on many occasions after that they met the risen Lord Jesus, and during this time, before He ascended to heaven, they began to understand all that He was teaching and explaining to them anyone you know to join us for any of the following more reflective services: about God and about how much He loves each and every one of us. They finally did begin to comprehend ‘what He was really about.’

4th November: Many of what are called resurrection appearances in the Bible involve eating. This is important because it All Saints 10am Service of the Word tells us that the risen Jesus had a real physical body -he wasn’t some kind of ghostly apparition. All Souls 7pm Evening Service Often the disciples recognize Jesus-‘he was the same but different.’ Thehas best died analogyeither of All Souls is a time when we remember those who have gone beforedidn’t us. immediately If you would like to remember someone who this is when maybe you have had your hair done or get new glasses. Often people comment that there is recently or many years ago, then there will be opportunity to light a candle for them at this simple refl ective service. ‘something a bit different about you’ but they cannot quite place their finger on it. During thistwo transition period, JesusAlso appeared to his disciples in pairs, groups andicts onceincluding to 500 peopleIraq in oneand At this time of year we also traditionally recall the fallen from world wars. other and more recent confl go. This tells us that Jesus’ resurrection appearancescapacities. couldn’t have been a hallucination. It is unlikely that 2 Afghanistan, where our service men and women are still serving in advisory and training

11th November: Remembrance Day 10 am Two thousand years ago on a hill in Palestine, Jesus

or 3 people, let alone 500 would have had the same hallucination!

Transition is unsettling and often make us feel ill at ease - It was for the disciples, it is for us at St. Mark’s and it may well be for you. We wonder, “What we’ll do?” and “How we will manage?” Jesus promised to send his disciples a ‘helper’, which we call the Holy Spirit, to guide & support them and enable them to manage find through. for ours and all those we love; broken, but beautiful. gave hisand life ina way exchange

A personal reflection from

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Every Sunday at 8.30am Holy Communion. All services at 10am unless stated otherwise 7th October 10.00am Service of the Word Readings: Exodus 25: 1-9, Luke 18:9-14 14th October 10.00am All Welcome Readings: Joel 2:21-27, Matthew 6: 25-33

Would you like us to pray for you? Then please contact the office on 01256 840502 weekdays (10am-1.00pm) Please visit the website or facebook page for more information Email: office@saintmarks.org.uk Website: www.saintmarks.org.uk Facebook: www.facebook.com/saintmarkskempshott

20th October 2.30pm Messy Church 21st October 10.00am Holy Communion Readings: Isaiah 58: 6-12, Mark 6: 30-44 28th October 10.00am Service of the Word Readings: Hebrews 7:23-28, Mark 10:46-52

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