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Summer has finally given way to Autumn and the early autumnal colours are now all around us. With the clocks going back soon and the day light hours getting shorter we have begun the run up to Christmas. It's amazing where the time goes and adverts are already appearing in this edition of the Kourier. We are still looking for someone to deliver part of Kestrel road along with Curlew, Plover and Linnet close. If you can spare a little time each month, please give me a call. All other rounds are now covered, thank you. Our November litter pick will take place on Sunday 4th at 10am, meeting at Down Grange ( weather permitting) sacks and litter pickers provided.

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During the summer Hampshire residents are advised to be on their guard against strangers at the door. It can be difficult to tell whether the person is genuine, a Kempshott Infant / Junior School rogue trader offering repair or home improvements or a bogus caller/distractions Clarke and Son burglar trying to gain access to a property.

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Reports of doorstep crime in Hampshire include: • Gardeners or Tree Surgeons offering general gardening work, garden clearance Page 16/17: Conservation News or felling branches from trees Page 18: Reversing Summer weight gain! • Pressure washing of driveways or roofs • Drain inspection which normally results in an alleged fault being discovered Page 19: Probus Club • Home insulation Page 20: Small Ads • Spray foam insulation – sometimes called icynene Page 20: Card Corner • Gutter clearance Page 21: Oakley Bowling Club • Driveways including block paving and tarmac Page 24: Dog warden leads the way • There is no obligation for you to allow any person into your home and you are within your rights to refuse access. Sound advice is to say "No” to all doorstep Page 25: What’s on Noticeboard cold callers. Page 28: Anvil / Haymarket listings Page 14: Citizens Advice

Page 31: Phillips Solicitors Page 33: News from Jolly Olly's Page 35: Discovery Centre Page 37: Basingstoke Rotary Page 38: N2N Page 41: Church Notice Boards Page 42: Useful Contacts

If you are a Hampshire County Council resident you can request a free door sticker which may help you to say “No” to cold callers. Please contact Hampshire Trading Standards on 01962 833620 or email Hampshire County Council residents are advised to report incidents of doorstep crime to the Quick Response Team at the Trading Standards Service on 01962 833666 or contact the police on 999 if they feel the situation is urgent or that they are threatened in any way.

BASINGSTOKE CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT FELLOWSHIP There were 47 members at the meeting held on 5th September who after enjoying the usual tea, coffee and biscuits


were welcomed by Tony Brazier, the Secretary. He said that today was the last opportunity to return to him their form with preferences for the trips to be arranged next year, and he then gave a reminder of the th Mystery Trip on Thursday 18th October, for which there were still a few seats left. Besides a tour of the beautiful English countryside the cost of £38 includes elevenses, lunch and afternoon tea. He also reminded members that there were still places on the trip to Basildon Park on 22nd November and at the Christmas Lunch at BCOT on 13th December. th

At the meeting held on Wednesday 6 April the 61 members and the Secretary, Tony Brazier, g Brooklands Motor Museum and Hatchlands Par Palace on Friday 17 June. Christine Broadben The speaker this month was Eric Marsh who gave an interesting talk on Victorian Sports. He said that it was during the Victorian era, and as a result of the Industrial that gave most workers Saturday afternoons off, that sportshad that andRevolution welcomed back those members who re had previously been amateur started to become professionalised. One of the first events, in April 1860 was a bareknuckle fight held at Farnborough between Tom Sayers of England and John Heenan of the United States which lasted 39 rounds, and involved a lot of gambling. Rugby League and Association Football soon followed and was initially based in Northern England. He went on to tell members that the first University Boat Race was held in 1829 at Henley and was switched to Putney in 1836. Cycling started to catch on in the 1870’s and the Cyclists’ Touring Club was formed in 1878, and instigated penny-farthing races at Herne Hill. The Open Golf Championship started at The Royal & Ancient Club in1860. Captain Matthew Webb swam the English Channel in 1875, taking 22 hours; it was now completed in around 13 hours. In horse racing, The Grand National had started in 1839, and the modern Olympics were first held in 1896 with just 9 sports. The next meeting is on 3rd October when the speaker will be Malcolm Nelson on Forty Years Catching Smugglers. 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. Details can be obtained from the Secretary Tony Brazier on 07715 640171 and for information about our trips please contact Kate Lambeth on 01256 328791.

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Pre-School fun It has been so much fun coming back into pre-school and seeing how grown up the children coming back have gotten have had fun first term back where topic was All About Mewho have joined us over the last few weeks and settling over the summerWe break. We ahave alsohalf enjoyed getting to our know our new children them into the pre-school routine. On this topic the children carried out activities which included all about their families and people special to them.

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explosive fireworks activities with lots of bright filling up our preschool with allsothe lovelyare crafts the children Places Available We still have some spaces available at colours our warm welcoming pre-school, if you interested in your child coming made. and join us please contact us on 01256 323853 or email or text 07592913953. We are open Monday-Friday 8am4pm. Christmas

Two by Two Toddler Group Our Two by Two toddler group runs on Wednesdays at 9.45am-11.30am term time only at is now time forare us to be thinking about Christmas and all thingslots thisofjoyful time of year brings us, for £2.25 per Refreshments included in the price. This group is the verywonderful popular with activities and equipment from children getting the parents to use andthe interact with theirexcited child. 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

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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 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

A new term is upon us and the pre-school has welcomed 12 new starters. There were a few tears but mostly from mums or visit the website Our two by two toddler group runs on Wednesday mornings 9.45am-11.30am term time only in the Kempshott, saying goodbye, the litt le ones just got stuck into playing and making new friends. The children will be focusing on village hall. There is no need to book just turn up on the day. We provide lots of exciting activities for you and your shapes this term, gett ing to know Ollie Oval, Suzy Circle and Tommy Triangle amongst others. They will be encouraged child to do together around different themes each week and also include a snack and little story/song time at the to look out for end. these out andofabout to cement theirwith learning. A all daily at the Theshapes group iswhen run by members staff from the preschool helpers too readyactivity to welcome you. pre-school is ‘show and tell’ focusing on a different letter of the alphabet each week. The children build their confidence by standing up to share the item they have brought in. Children are encouraged to be creative to expand their vocabulary as much as possible. 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 Here at Hatch Warren Infants have had a wonderful start to the school year with the Year R team going out

to visit all the new Reception children at their homes. They have started school all looking incredibly smart in their red bunny jumpers! The children have had a gradual start learning all the routines in small half a class morning and afternoon sessions and we have already started building their muscles in our daily Dough Gym. We will be becoming portrait painters producing a display of all the children in the classes. Twiggle the Turtle and his friends have visited each class, helping us to think about all our feelings and being a good friend. This half term Year 1 have enjoyed working on their pirate topic. They have produced a fantastic collage of a pirate ship and made portraits of themselves as pirates. Great fun was had by all. We have discussed friendship as part of friendship week and have enjoyed pirate math’s and literacy challenges in our newly developing outside space. We are very much looking forward to the Open Box theatre workshop, where we will be transformed into pirates for the day, learning all about life on the open sea and singing some pirate songs to perform to our parents. The first Year 2 topic is 'It's Good To Be Me'. So far we have explored data handling in math’s and found out what each classes favourite ice cream flavours are. Each class has produced a newspaper with articles about all our exciting adventures during the beautiful summer holidays. We have got to know our new classmates by sharing our ‘All About Me' collages that we were challenged to make at the end of last year, we now all know a lot more about each other. In our continuing drive to be a super healthy school the children we will be learning how to eat a rainbow of fruit and vegetables and having a breakfast café with homemade nutritional cereals.

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6 KEMPSHOTT INFANT SCHOOL NEWS It has been great to welcome the children to a new school year and to hear their tales of a Summer spent playing in the sunshine rather than dodging the showers! Our Year R children are settling beautifully; getting to know the Staff and making lots of new friends. They are enjoying sharing their Talk Boxes which they have filled with all sorts of mementoes of their Summer before starting school. As part of our All About Me topic they are bringing in photos of themselves as babies and toddlers and finding out about how they have changed now that they are ‘big’ school children. Year 1have sketched and painted wonderful self-portraits for the Marvellous Me and the World Around Us topic. They are exploring our local area using maps and aerial photographs. Keep your eyes peeled as they will be out and about looking at street furniture, houses and buildings. They will also be completing a traffic survey. Year 2 are exploring why it is good to be them. They are talking about the things that make them happy and things that they are good at. They are finding out how to ensure that they stay fit and healthy as well. They have collaged some delicious-looking healthy meals on their Eat Well plates and can talk about how their bodies change when they exercise. We are all looking forward to a very busy term ahead. The KEMPSHOTT SCHOOLS Christmas glitter will be out before we know it!


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KEMPSHOTT JUNIOR SCHOOL What a wonderful start! Argggh!


Year 3 pirates got to know their school environment by going on a treasure hunt...all the gold was found so the pirate captain was happy and no one had to walk the plank! Hobgoblin theatre group started the Year 4 term by transforming the hall into a forest and sharing a version of Hansel and Gretel.



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Through the WW2 topic, year 6 are preparing to be evacuated. Pupils across the school are presenting speeches to become elected class councillors. In addition to this, pupils are presenting their ‘charity of the year’ nominations. Last year Kempshott junior school raised £1485 for pink place and blue space. We await to see what our charity will be for this academic year.

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LARGE FLUFFY BLACK CAT Last summer I had a large fluffy black cat with big golden eyes and short legs spend time sitting on the fence hissing at

me if I came too close. He spent a lot of time on the fence just watching me but then gradually came down and started sleeping in the greenhouse. He appeared one day with a large abscess on his neck and disappeared for a while. When he came back several weeks later there was large white mark where the abscess had been. He started to appear only at night, came into the garden, ate the food left out for him and then went way. He is obviously an old cat and now has large brown patches of fur on his sides and down his tail. He has got a bit more friendly, no more hissing, but is deaf and his eyes are now cloudy. I followed him once and he went to the side passage behind the retirement homes in Pack Lane, Does he belong to you, where does he live and what is his name. I live in Coniston Road in one of the houses backing onto Down Grange. I think this cat now lives somewhere between 129 and 139 Coniston Road as he is appearing at least three times a day to be fed.


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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). ( 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 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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You can volunteer as many hours as you want each week and your benefits won’t be affected. However, depending on the benefits you receive, there are a few things you should know before you start. Volunteering is unpaid work for someone other than a close relative - for example, working for a charity or not for profit organisation. If you’re a volunteer, you’ll have no contract of employment. This means you decide how many hours you want to volunteer each week. You won’t be paid for your work, but can be paid for out of pocket expenses. This includes money spent on food, travel or childcare costs whilst volunteering. If you get Jobseeker’s Allowance or Income Support Tell your local Jobcentre Plus office when you plan to start volunteer work. They might also want to see receipts for any out of pocket expenses you’re paid whilst volunteering, so hold on to these if you can. You should keep actively looking for work - and you should still be available to attend a job interview with 48 hours notice. Volunteering might count as looking for work if: • •

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NHS England plans to collect and share GP medical record

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 '' programme. What is the programme?

Under the programme, GP practices must supply pat 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 together into one database.

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. What data will be collected?

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Old Down & Beggarwood Wildlife Group Hopefully now that Autumn is here more bird species will be seen on Old Down and Beggarwood as many species are now migrating through on their way south to warmer climes, even as far as Africa - such species as Swallows, House Martins and Flycatchers. And some species will be migrating to the South of England from the North such as Fieldfare and Redwing. In the first week of September two pairs of Spotted Flycatchers were seen over the wooded belt at the top of Old Down. This was a very pleasing and rare sighting. As the name suggests, they eat insects (see photo) and mostly catch them in the air. The number of birds recorded so far this year on Old Down has been down on previous years – not sure if this is because of the cold spring and hot summer or the disturbance caused by the adjoining housing development. It is hoped that as Autumn progresses we may see some unusual species such as Siskin, Redpoll and Brambling but these would be dream sightings for the two sites.

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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 be a commitment to every week – just come when you can. 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:


FUZZY DROVE CONSERVATION GROUP Working parties in Fuzzy Drove always involve the use of lots of tools – croppers, scythes, saws, shovels, forks, pots, compost – the list goes on! Of course, we need somewhere to store it all and now we will be able to have a dedicated space thanks to the generosity of Southampton Radio station, “The Breeze” who have awarded us a grant of £285 from their Community Kickstart fund towards the cost of buying and erecting a shed. We are so grateful for their support. Thank you!! Our working parties continue on 6th and 20th October from 10 am till 12 noon. We meet where Petrel Croft footpath joins the Drove and will be very pleased to see any new volunteers who would like to join us for a morning of tidying, coppicing and dead-hedge building. For more details please see our new website which we launched in mid September – It will also tell you all sorts of interesting information about the group. We also have a Facebook page where you can exchange ideas with other “Fuzzy” folk. Sally Matthews - Secretary


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They’re not only in the belfry! This summer has been a good one, not just for sun loving humans, but also for our flying mammal friends, the bats. Being nocturnal, they are the classic out of sight, out of mind animal but, without knowing it, you may be accommodating a family of the smallest species – the pipistrelles - behind your bargeboards or other bits of external cladding. This is our most common species and is the one that is most likely to be seen around houses at dusk. Since the 1990s they are defined as two sub-species, the Common and Soprano Pipistrelle, the key difference being that the Common Pipistrelle echo locates using squeaks in the range 45-70 kHz while the Soprano uses the range 55-80 kHz.

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They will emerge around 20 minutes after sunset and can often be seen doing a few "circuits" around the house before flying off to forage for food. They can eat 3,000 insects a night, their main food being small flies, midges and mosquitoes.

Their squeaks are way beyond the range of human hearing and the only way to "hear" them is with a bat detector. Each species has its own pattern of echolocation sounds with a mixture of clicks, "ticks", "tocks" or "slaps". Each brand of bat detector will present these sounds to human ears slightly differently, so it is important to get used to your detector before you can identify individual species with confidence. Apart from using echolocation to find prey, bats also have social calls they use to communicate with each other when on the wing. These social calls are often much lower in frequency and some may even be heard by children and adults with good hearing. While all bats have and use echolocation some species, the so called "whispering bats", can use ordinary hearing to detect their prey. These species have huge ears and can be "ambush predators" who will hang around waiting for the prey to come to them. The Brown Long-eared Bat has such acute hearing it can hear a ladybird walking across a leaf. Another fairly common species is the Noctule. This is one of our larger bats, weighing in at up to 40g the weight of two or three £2 coins. They are one of the earliest risers and can sometimes be seen up to 20 minutes before sunset. Early in the season, they feed on small insects like midges but, in late summer, they move on to larger game such as moths and beetles. For more information about bats in the Kempshott area, please do ask us.

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November sees the centenary of the end of the Great War, the war to end all wars in which the dead from British and Empire forces reached 1,244,000 with more than another 2,000,000 wounded. Many have travelled to see the battlefields to gain a sense of what their forefathers endured during this appalling period in history which cost the lives of nearly 20,000,000 and 23,500,000 injured from all sides over four years. Even on the morning of 11th November 1918, 853 Allies and 3000 Americans were killed or wounded before the cease fire at 11.00 am. As well as seeing evidence of trench warfare, visitors have seen the War graves, those silent battalions who lie in such tranquillity. Fewer people realise how these outstanding scenes came about and who were responsible for those temples of serenity so admired today. Rhydian Vaughan, who is Vice President of the Bramley Royal British Legion, has been Battlefield Guiding since 2000 with eclectic groups, large and small, old and young. Passion is his driving force and bringing history to life: his strap line is “Without a passionate Guide a battlefield is just a field.” The Probus Club of Basingstoke was enlightened to hear about how Sir Fabian Ware, who at 45 was too old to enlist, was, in 1915, leading a Red Cross unit in France. He recognised that no system or process existed for registering the dead who were buried in unconstructed graves near to where they fell. He anticipated future concerns would be expressed by a grateful nation at the lack of respect for the men who had made the ultimate sacrifice. Well connected he was able to influence the establishment of the Graves Registration and Enquiries Commission so early in the war. By 1917 significant progress had been made and the organisation was renamed the Imperial War Graves Commission. Rather than repatriate the dead it was considered better that they were looked after in local cemeteries in individual graves. Until this time the war dead were often interred in mass graves. It set about planning for the creation of hundreds of cemeteries across all the countries where conflict had occurred. It was felt that because the sacrifice had been in common, the memorial should be in common also. Whatever their military rank or position in civil life, they should have equal treatment in their graves. This brought about considerable consternation that families could not repatriate their loved ones for private memorials to be constructed. Three great British architects were selected to lead the artistic interpretation necessary to overcome this antipathy. They were Lutyens, Blomfield and Baker, who headed up teams of younger architects. The teams would be men who had served and would understand the solemnity needed to carry out this task. The Commission decided that the headstone would be a uniform height of 2 feet 6 inches and 1 foot 3 inches wide and made of white Portland stone. Simple inscriptions would contain the name, rank, number and date killed while regimental symbols allowed for some variation. Each team was responsible for subtle design differences between sites while conforming to the brief of creating the inspiring formation of headstones, memorials and buildings to be seen today. The memorials have the inscribed names of around half a million missing who have no known grave. These include the famous Thiepval Memorial on the Somme and the Menin Gate, Ypres, where tonight, as on every night at 8.00 pm, buglers from the local Fire Brigade play The Last Post. Kew Gardens had input on the style of the ground work of the cemeteries. It was decided that the individual headstones should appear to be set on flat turf rather than individual mounds. The garden designer Gertrude Jeckyll , was part of the committee as was the poet and writer Rudyard Kipling whose only son was killed in the war. The Imperial War Graves Commission is today called the Commonwealth War Graves Commission whose headquarters are in Maidenhead. Regional offices are France, Belgium, Cyprus, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. They have research facilities that aid investigation by families making enquiries about the burial site of relatives who lost their lives in the service of this country. See


Our next meeting will be on the 12th October at the usual time of 2.30pm in the Kempshott Village Hall. Jane Hussey will present her researches into the extensive egg production in the Kempshott area and the history of the Egg Packing Station in Homesteads Road.

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The last month has been another busy one for the Club. On the green we ended up having a very successful season. In County Competitions Nicole Rogers won the Junior Singles beating club partner Heather Statham in a nail biting 21-20 final and Nicole was runner up in the County Two Wood singles. As previously reported Alice Lovett and Terry Heath won the Whitchurch League Pairs but Terry was unable to achieve a double, as in an all Oakley Final Nicole, again, sneaked another 21-20 win to lift the Bowling Club News year in Whitchurch League Singles title. With Malcolm Grime finishing runner up in the Over Oakley 60s Singles it was a good competitions. In the men’s Basingstoke and District competitions, Bob Goodyear, who last won the Singles title in 1975, May was a good month for the Club as we continued to increase our mem three years before Oakley was formed, became only the second Oakley player to win the Blue Riband event. Terry Heath 138 playing membersand – a very position problems man and Ted Brown lifted the Pairs title and also the Two Wood Triples with Ric Newson thegratifying Fours with Ricgiven and the Spencer attracting finishing and retaining members. Wethe are,Novice however,Singles always ready Kerley. With Ric and Bob winning the Over 60s Pairs and Terry Varndell runner up in we to welc featured in a record, for the club, six out of eight Basingstoke and District Finals. all we do in the Club can be found on our informative website www.oakley

talk directly to someone about our activities or would like to try your hand Throughout the season, the pessimists in the Club predicted doom and gloom over where we would finish in the Leagues. Kerley aonvery 01256 780418 on 01256 397435? In the end we did better than anticipated with Oakley Buzzards making late run or to Lesley retainAllard the Whitchurch League Division 1 title. It was a close call. For most of the season Basingstoke Town, who won the Basingstoke League Division The season so far has been a hectic one for the members involved with c 1 looked set to do the double by winning both league titles but, in the penultimate game, the Buzzards won at the Town 3 games requirethe full meals on the same weekend. to put matters in their own hands. A 4-1 away win at St Mary Bourne thenwhich clinched title. with Thetwo Monday triples team The firs President’s Day where the President, our own Averil Adams, welcomed th captained by John Ryan also had a late run to clinch promotion to Triples League Division 1 although sadly the Kingfishers and ladies had a bad run in the Whitchurch League and were relegated to Division 4. from all over the North of the County and this was followed nex

District vs Woolston and District men’s game. They were a thirsty bunch! With all this activity going on we still had to find time to participate in friendly matches. We played against Waterside (Fawley), Burghfield, Amesbury, the University of Reading and the South Wales and Monmouthshire Ladies Touring team. With 14 League teams being fielded each week, some of our teams are in Shortly after this game we met up again with some of the Welsh ladies when 38 members went to the Forest of Dean for but results generally have been encouraging with the Men’s “A” team curr the annual club tour. Staying in the Bells Hotel in Coleford we managed in 5 days to play 7 matches although on one of the League 1 and mixed teams topping both Division 1 and 3 days 2 further games had to be cancelled because of heavy rain. This and wasDistrict our 37th club tourour and as usual it was thoroughly competitions, we have had mixed fortunes. The men went down to Whitch enjoyed by all who took part.

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Dog warden Laura leads the way with gold award Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s dog warden Laura Yeates has been awarded gold for the fourth year running in recognition of her tireless work with stray animals. The RSPCA Gold Stray Dog Footprint Award acknowledges the quality of the service provided by Laura, working with the council’s Environmental Health team and the Community Safety Patrol Officers, in the treatment and welfare of stray dogs, its out-ofhours service and the initiatives and partnership working done to promote responsible ownership. Laura routinely deals with strays in public areas and works with a number of re-homing charities to find places for unclaimed dogs. The Environmental Health team supports the service by dealing with dog welfare issues, noise complaints relating to dog barking and dog fouling complaints. Laura will attend the RSPCA’s 2018 PawPrints Awards, which this year celebrates its 10th birthday, at a special reception in London. “It is a real honour to receive this accolade from the RSPCA again,” she said. “My work as the council’s dog warden is very satisfying and keeps me busy dealing with strays in the borough and talking to owners about how to care properly for their pets.” Dog owners are expected to keep their pets under proper control, are legally required to ensure the animals are microchipped and wear a collar and ID, so they can be reunited if they escape. Any dog that is dealt with as a stray will incur a release fee, kennelling charge and possibly, an out-of-hours’ fee. Dog owners are also reminded that all dogs over eight weeks old must be microchipped and registered or they risk prosecution and a £500 fine. Cabinet Member for Regulatory Services and the Environment Cllr Hayley Eachus said: “Congratulations once again to Laura and the team for winning this prestigious award in recognition of the high standards of the council’s animal welfare service. “I would appeal to all dog owners in the borough to ensure that their pets are kept safe, are tagged and microchipped, which means you can be reunited as quickly as possible if they go astray.”

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BASINGSTOKE HARD OF HEARING CLUB Meet the first Tuesday of every month from 2-4pm Venue: Church Cottage (large hall) Behind St Michael’s Church Basingstoke Town Centre

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Oakley Memory Club “The Green Hut”, East Oakley Village Hall Hill Road, Oakley RG23 7JJ

Stimulating activities and social contact for those diagnosed with early stage dementia Sessions run every Thursday Morning session 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

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Guest speaker topics: 3 July:speaker Mindfulness Guest topics:for wellbeing workshop August: Seated Taifor Chi for all, followed by Universal Credits 37 July: Mindfulness wellbeing workshop information 7 August: Seated Tai Chi for all, followed by Universal Credits 4 September: instructions on how to use a defibrillator and information by Helping Hands for the Blindto use a defibrillator and 4talk September: instructions on how talk by Helping forneeded. the Blind All welcome, noHands booking All no please booking needed. For welcome, more information, contact us: Telephone: 01256 423869 For more information, please contact us: Email: Telephone: 01256 423869 Web: Email: Web:

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27 Silver Sunday is a national movement to provide free activities for those in their “silver” years. Kempshott’s contribution on Sunday 7th October from 2.30 to 4.30 at Kempshott Village Hall will see community groups coming together to provide an enjoyable afternoon for you. All are very welcome.


WEEK TO SHOWCASE ALL THINGS GREEN Clothes upcycling, willow weaving and a chance to try out an electric bike will be among the greenthemed activities taking place during Basingstoke Green Week.

The week, which highlights environmental issues and initiatives in the borough, is held annually and is now in its sixth year. Dozens of events will be held during the eight day extravaganza, which will run from Saturday 22 September to Sunday 30 September. Most of the activities are free and there’s something for everyone, including a furniture restoration workshop, a town heritage cycle trail and the opportunity to learn from a National Trust gardener at The Vyne about how to protect the environment. The week is organised by local volunteers and supported by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. Cabinet Member for Regulatory Services and the Environment Cllr Hayley Eachus said: “It is great to see so many organisations and individuals coming together to promote the importance of being environmentally friendly. “There’s a really good mix of events this year and I’m proud to be supporting Basingstoke Green Week.” The week will start with a Green Market in Castle Square, The Malls, where local charities and independent businesses will be showcasing all things green in the borough. Visitors will get the chance to buy local organic vegetables, learn about cycling around the borough and pick up freebies to help reduce food waste. Local charities will also be on hand to talk about their work. To find out more about Green Week, visit


Australia – a plantsman’s paradise - Steve Austin

Monday 19 November 2018 AGM followed by Cheese & Wine

Monday 10 December 2018

Christmas Party - By advance Ticket only – includes buffet Our meetings are held at Kempshott Village Hall in Stratton Park, Pack Lane and commence at 7.30pm.

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TICKETS: £22; over 65s and f/t students £20.50; under 16s £20 (includes £3 booking fee) The lovable magician who headlined the West End box office smash The Illusionists will take you on a journey through the magical world in which he operates, explaining how magic works, why magic works and what it means to so many different types of people. Not everything is always as it seems, so expected the unexpected. Continued …

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Thu 18 October, 7.30pm | The Anvil The Russian State Ballet and Opera House present Swan Lake

TICKETS: £36, £34; over 65s, under 16s and f/t students £2 off (includes £3 booking fee) 135 years ago, audiences heard Swan Lake by the great Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky for the very first time. From that moment on, the world of ballet would never be the same. The Russian State Ballet and Opera House return to The Anvil for another spellbinding, lavish, full-production ballet.

Fri 19 October, 7.30pm | The Anvil Michael Portillo Life: A Game of Two Halves

TICKETS: £20.50 (includes £3 booking fee) It took Michael Portillo little more than 10 years to get a seat in the Commons and then rise in power. Since leaving the House almost a decade ago, he has endeared himself to many with his respect for our great Victorian railways and the daily life of ordinary hard working people. Listen to his story and feel free to ask him questions.

Sun 21 October, 7.30pm | The Anvil Paul Young - 35 Years of No Parlez

TICKETS: £45.50. £33 (includes £3 booking fee) Paul Young performs his much loved debut album No Parlez in celebration of 35 years since its release. Reaching no.1 in UK charts and quickly becoming triple Platinum, the album produced his first UK no.1 single Wherever I Lay My Hat, and hits Come Back and Stay and Love of The Common People. How to Book The Anvil and The Haymarket have ticket sales counters at their main entrances, and each can take bookings for all Anvil Arts venues and events. Opening hours The Anvil Box Office is open Monday-Saturday from 10am (excluding Bank Holidays). Open one hour before Sunday performances. The Haymarket Box Office is open 1 hour before performances. Contact information Tel: 01256 844244 | Fax: 01256 366900 | Box Office, Anvil Arts, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR Phone lines are open until 6pm Monday to Saturday, later on performance evenings. Please note that lines are very busy at 10am. A queuing system is in operation.

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COUNCIL’S BID TO REMOVE DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS TO PROTECT BOROUGH’S ECONOMIC PROSPERITY In a bid to protect the borough’s future economic wellbeing, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is proposing to remove permitted development rights for the change of use of buildings from commercial to residential at its key business parks at Basing View, Chineham Business Park and Hampshire International Business Park. The council’s Cabinet members agreed to proceed with a selective and non-immediate Article 4 Direction at a meeting on Tuesday 11 September. This is aimed at removing permitted development rights which currently allow offices and buildings used for storage and distribution and also light industrial use to be converted to homes without the need for planning permission. The council will consult with stakeholders before making a final decision. If the Article 4 Direction goes ahead, planning permission will be needed for change of use development in Basing View, Chineham Business Park and Hampshire International Business Park 12 months later. The move follows an Economic Needs Assessment published by the council in February which reviewed the borough’s current economic circumstances and forecast future demand for employment floorspace up to 2029. The assessment recognised that commercial to residential conversions under permitted development rights have made a positive contribution to housing supply in the borough, by reusing redundant offices. However, it also revealed that the policy could result in reducing available commercial floorspace in the future. The council anticipates that the supply of land for office use could potentially be tight by the end of the Local Plan period in 2029 if the Article 4 Direction is not served. Local businesses have also expressed concern that continued ‘pepper-potted’ sprinkling of residential development would have a harmful impact on the business character of the borough’s best employment areas, and potentially affect future operation. The council’s Cabinet Member for Planning and Infrastructure Cllr Mark Ruffell welcomed the decision to make a selective Article 4 Direction for Basing View and the two business parks in Chineham. He said: “This move has been made by the council to ensure the future prosperity of the borough and to support new and existing businesses. “The selective Article 4 Direction is aimed specifically at these three important office-based employment areas and will help to establish growth. The council’s protection of these sites is paramount in order to attract investment into the borough and is vital to the economic wellbeing of the whole area.” Permitted development rights to allow the conversion of offices to homes were initially introduced by the Government as a temporary measure in May 2013 to boost the supply of new housing, make the best use of existing buildings and promote brownfield regeneration. The Government considered that the temporary changes were a success and permitted development rights were made permanent in October 2015. In March 2017, the council resolved to undertake an audit of office to residential permitted development in the borough to gain a more detailed understanding of what schemes had been permitted. This resulted in a follow-up report which suggested that a selective Article 4 Direction could be justified as a proportionate measure to protect the economic viability of key parts of the borough.

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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 to someone unexpected – this can even be the case if you are married with children!’ Later Life Financial Crisis

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For professional advice when preparing your Will please calleach Sheila Glyn-Owen on 01256 854 637. when they retire,legal rather than automatically receiving a set amount month. The concern is that if you do not set up a LPA, your next of kin or if you prefer, close friends, will not be able to take charge of your finances should you be incapacitated later in life with illnesses such as dementia.

They would not be able to manage your pension, access your bank account to pay bills or allocate money for your care without applying to the Court of Protection, which can be a long and costly process. The time to set up a LPA is well before you need it and all reputable pension providers and Independent Financial Advisors (IFAs) should be emphasising this to their clients. By setting up a LPA you will be protecting yourself and the management of your finances if the worst should happen to you. If you would like to discuss LPAs with Caroline Wallis, Head of the Wills & Probate team at Phillips, contact her by emailing or call her on 01256 854637. To find out more about our Wills and Probate services visit Phillips Solicitors Town Gate 38 London Street Basingstoke Hampshire RG21 7NY t. 01256 460830 f. 01256 854638 e. w. dx. 123073 Basingstoke 10

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ROYAL APPROVAL FOR COUNCIL-BACKED CHILDREN’S CHARITY A Basingstoke charity that champions young people has received one of the highest royal seals of approval. Community-focused Inspero has been given the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for its work empowering young people. The award, known as an MBE for organisations, recognises exceptional service in communities. The charity is being supported over the next three years by £51,000 from Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s Community and Voluntary Sector Grants Programme. The council’s funding helps Inspero promote healthy eating and living through its fun-filled food growing and cooking programmes, Love2Grow:Love2Bake:Love2Cook, as well as new Forest School classes for children in the community. Founder and Chief Executive Catherine Waters-Clark and Chair Samia Calvet attended a reception at Kempshott Village Hall on Thursday 6 September where Hampshire’s Lord-Lieutenant Nigel Atkinson presented them with the award. The Mayor and Mayoress of Basingstoke and Deane, Cllr Sean and Gwen Keating attended, along with many of Inspero's volunteers. Catherine said: “It is a wonderful privilege to receive this award from the Queen and to attend this reception with the Lord-Lieutenant and his deputy, Brigadier David Innes. "The Lord-Lieutenant was very interested in the charity’s work. He said he was thrilled when he learned that Inspero had been awarded the Queen’s Award and that our nomination really did stand out. He spoke with all the volunteers at the event and has requested an annual update on our work. "As a small charity in Basingstoke, working with over 600 young people a year, it is amazing for our volunteers to be recognised in this way. We are all so thrilled.” Cabinet Member for Finance, Service Delivery and Improvement Cllr Robert Tate said: “Congratulations to Inspero on receiving the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The charity has made a huge impact in our local community and the council was delighted to support its work with children to promote healthy eating.” In June, Catherine and Samia attended a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace where they met Prince Charles. He commented that Inspero was doing very important work and told them to "keep up the good work" Volunteers, parents and Inspero young members also celebrated at a garden party in July at its Kempshott community garden, attended by Cllr and Mrs Keating and Cllr Anne Court. Inspero is an educational charity which aims to empower and support young people and their families to lead healthy lifestyles by learning about food, and the integral role it plays in their lives. Inspero’s services include cooking and healthy eating classes, food growing, horticulture, Forest School for children, adult Green Therapy classes and a gardening service for older people. It builds community gardens and delivers horticulture projects for local schools, often working in partnership with local organisations including BCoT, Buckskin Community Centre, Popley Fields Community Centre, Kempshott Hall Trustees and Sovereign. If you would like to know more about Inspero programmes, please call 07950 686614 or email






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Hello from us all at Jolly Ollyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s! Back from their holidays, Jolly Olly and Lola Granola are feeling refreshed, looking forward to catching up with our customers new and old and ready for all that October holds. Let our Knitters Keep You Cosy! The Jolly Ollyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Knitting Crew have been working their fingers to the bone over the last few months creating a host of Autumn cosies for you to buy and snuggle into. On Wednesday 17th October 10.30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4pm the ladies will be set up inside Jolly Ollyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, selling the products of all their hard work in aid of Sands and St Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospice. The hats, scarves and knitted mice have been beautifully made by our Talented Team and would make superb, extremely reasonably priced, Christmas presents. They come in all colours, shapes and sizes so there is something for all the family. Please do come along, support this hard-working team and help them to raise as much money as possible for these very worthy causes. If you would like to join our Jolly Knitters please do come along any Saturday afternoon at 2.30pm and we will introduce you. Wool, needles and company are provided!



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CLASSIC AND SPORTS CAR TOUR 7TH OCTOBER 2018 The Berks Motor Club Autumn tour will take place on Sunday 7th October 2018. Commencing from a start point located at Basingstoke Leisure Park. Entrants will find free parking on a tarmac surface and will receive a coffee and breakfast. The first vehicle will depart at 09:00 with subsequent vehicles leaving at 1 minute intervals. The event is restricted to 50 vehicles so please submit your entry as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Vehicles of all ages and types are welcome. The tulip style easy to read route guide will take you through a journey of around 80 miles over a variation of roads ending at Denbies , the largest vineyard in England . Each entrant will receive two tickets for a tour of the Vineyard. Denbies has excellent facilities including a large café, a superb restaurant and a wine shop selling. There’s also a shop selling fresh farm produce including meat and cheeses. The event will finish with a prize draw. Entry is open to both members and non-members of Hants and Berks Motor Club Ltd at a cost of £36 per vehicle of 2 persons. Entry forms and further details are available from: Neal Day,
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In August our speaker was Jane Huxford who moved with her husband from Fleet to Tufton in late 1998 to start a garden nursery. Tufton is just past Whitchurch going south the other side of the A34. Their beginnings were small – attending Hampshire’s first farmers market in Winchester in 1999. Today they own 16 acres of land and as well as growing plants, they keep sheep and chickens, also open their garden for charity. Jane explained that it had been and is still hard to keep things going. A smallholding is defined as being smaller than a farm but larger than an allotment. They seldom generate enough income from it to make a living. This was not helped by having lots of equipment stolen some years back from an open barn. Replacements and subsequent extra security ate into their meagre income. Pigs also joined the scene for a while and apart from having to rub sunscreen on them in hot weather they tended to look after themselves. However, much of the British pork was exported to Russia, but it’s not welcomed there now. Consequently, the market for pork declined and the pigs had to go. The farmer’s markets have also become less popular putting an added strain on running such an enterprise. Wool from the sheep is sent away for processing and ends up as blankets or throws. Balls of the wool can also be purchased from the farmers markets they attend or by mail order. In such a “business” responding quickly to market trends and dealing sensibly with tough issues like bird flu make for a challenging future but how secure is it – well you’d best go and see! Making full use of Jane’s horticultural background she kindly judged our competition apart from the longest runner bean and potato yield. Class 1st 2nd 3rd 1

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Our next meeting in Kempshott Village Hall will be at 7.30pm on Monday 15th October 2018 when Steve Austin will be giving his talk is entitled “Australia – a plantsman’s paradise” – another one not to miss! 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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Willow Basket WillowDiscov Chr Basingstoke Basingstoke Willow Basket Willow Christmas Basingstoke Making Decoration Willow Basket Willow Christmas Discovery Centre Flying the Vulcan – a personal perspective - A talk by Squadron Leader Joe Marsden Discovery Willow Basket Willow Christmas Discovery Making Decorations Centre Making Decorations Centre Tuesday 16 October | 2pm | £4 Making Decorations Centre Joe’s talk, illustrated by photos and film clips, will briefly cover the history and capability of the Vulcan, but WITH LOCAL BASKET will concentrate mainly on the personal aspects of flying this famous aircraft, in a journey which took him all WITH MAKER JUDITH WITH LOCAL BASKET NEEDHAM LOCAL hear BASKET around the world. In all, Joe has flown 34 different Vulcan aircraft – come along WITH and his stories. MAKER JUDITH MAKER JUDITH LOCAL BASKET NEEDHAM


MAKER JUDITH Adapting Great Expectations Tuesday 30 October | 6pm | £8 NEEDHAM Take home a beautiful willow Have fun making r Join Cyphers Theatre Company for a discussion around the themes of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations basket you’ve made yourself style Christmas de home awillow beautiful willow Have fun making rustic, shakerTake homeTake a beautiful Have fun making rustic, shakerafter thisthe one-day course. novel natural willow. and adapting this classic novel for the stage. The workshop willbasket include readings from original and with basket you’ve made yourself style decoration Christmas decoration you’ve made yourself style Christmas with You be using the ‘frame’ Trees, stars, simple Take home a beautiful willow Havewill fun making rustic, shakerafter this one-day course. natural willow. after this one-day course. natural willow. Cyphers’ script. Whether you’re studying the text, a keen basket Dickens just curious about stories are and even technique which ishow ideal for wreaths you’vefan madeor yourself style Christmas decoration with willthe be‘frame’ using the ‘frame’ Trees, stars, simple Youone-day will beYou using Trees, stars, newcomers to thesimple world of reindeer can after this course. natural willow. technique which for wreaths and even brought from page to stage, come along for a relaxed session and ask technique which is ideal for is ideal and even for basket making. Suitable be made in this You will be using thequestions! ‘frame’ Trees, wreaths stars, simple

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And our of you who have been before will know that the full of of you you who who have have been been before before will will know know that that the the full full ROTARY AND THE 4 its –WAY TEST club is proud to play part, hence our opening and Royal Marines concert band with their colleagues from Royal RoyalMarines Marinesconcert concertband bandwith withtheir theircolleagues colleaguesfrom from Rotary is Corps a non-political ,are non-religious humanitarian closing thoughts atDrums our meetings. the Royal of Drums all extremely talented the Royal Corps are the Royal Corps of of Drums are all all extremely extremely talented talented organisation , and its motto is “ Service Above Self “. and versatile musicians. 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Rotarians met in London and from that meeting was And always it has been an outstanding afternoon’s And And always always itit has has been been an an outstanding outstanding afternoon’s afternoon’s In our operations , like all Rotary clubs look to of born UNESCO, an step to the laterwefounding entertainment, full of emotions from hairazingly entertainment, full of from hairazingly entertainment, fullearly of emotions emotions from hairazingly follow the principles of the Rotary 4 – way test. i.e.:the United Nations. Rotary was asked toThis draft the moving to fun, from dramatic to beautiful. This Royal moving to from to Royal moving tofun, fun, fromdramatic dramatic tobeautiful. beautiful. This Royal In everything we think, say orUN, doa :Humanitarian Charter for the and has since held a Marines concert band is always class act.. Marines Marinesconcert concertband band isis always always aaclass classact.. act.. 1. Is it the truth? permanent seat on the 2. 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Each Each time time the the audience audience has has left left on on aaa high high Rotary wasEnd proud toenjoyed receive the Rotary Changemaker • Rotary’s Polio Now project in partnership with having thoroughly a magnificent event. having having thoroughly thoroughly enjoyed enjoyed aa magnificent magnificent event. event. Award as that theHealth best medium-sized club in the world . the World Organisation and UNICEF, started Something unique for Basingstoke. And yes Something that isis for And –––inin Something that isunique unique forBasingstoke. Basingstoke. 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We enjoy doing things weof and at Bradford University , England. The department our service men and women at their time of greatest our our service service men men and and women women at at their their time time of of greatest greatest would otherwise not be doing. weingetthe a buzz Peace at Bradford isCombat the And largest need Help for Heroes, Stress, The Royal need –––Studies Help Heroes, Stress, The Royal need Help for for Heroes, Combat Combat Stress, The world, Royal out of success, and especially seeing that we have and offers several Masters Degree Peace Study courses. Hospital Chelsea, and of course the Royal Marines Hospital Hospital Chelsea, Chelsea, and and of of course course the the Royal Royal Marines Marines made We a difference to people’s lives. Charity. have been one of the largest independent Charity. Charity.We We have havebeen beenone oneof ofthe the largest largestindependent independent PEACE JAMS donors to the Royal Marines Charity. donors to donors tothe theRoyal RoyalMarines MarinesCharity. Charity. The10club hasago a wide roles Jams it needs Over years the range idea ofofPeace wascovering started in to operate as an active club. But being a strong club theby USA. began with the of the Dalai Lama who the largest slice of the money raised benefits But by far But largest slice of the raised benefits But byfar farItthe the largest slice ofhelp themoney money raised benefits folks need only volunteer for things theycommunity. want to suggested involving Nobel Peace Laureates to inspire charities and groups serving our own local charities charitiesand andgroups groupsserving servingour ourown ownlocal localcommunity. community. getjust involved with. And each year we play musical 000’s of youngsters to work towards delivering 1 billion Not the larger charities like the ARK Cancer Centre Not Notjust justthe thelarger largercharities charitieslike likethe theARK ARKCancer CancerCentre Centre chairs with those roles so that fresh faces can, smaller have acts of peace. The acts can be great or small helping Charity whom we support, but also many Charity Charity whom whom we we support, support, but but also also many many smaller smaller a go doing something different. individual or group, affecting peoplefundraising or the planet. charities groups who have limited fundraising capacity charities && who have capacity charities &groups groups who havelimited limited fundraising capacity of their own and who do terrific work helping those of oftheir theirown ownand andwho whodo doterrific terrificwork workhelping helpingthose thoseinin in Rotary. And as we said So yes – we do enjoy our The Peacejam idea spread to the UK , and for the past 3 need in our community. need needininour ourcommunity. community. last Roundup, many of us regard Rotary as a hobby years Winchester University has hosted our local TH JAN - a US wide ranging hobby. But with27 a real purpose. Peacejam. is aANVIL two day attended 2019 JOIN AT THE ANVIL ON SUNDAY . ... ... ... .. JOIN US THE ON SUNDAY 27 JAN2019 2019 JOIN USAT ATIt THE ANVIL ONweekend SUNDAYconference 27THTHJAN by over 200 youngsters , and they get to meet and talk Enjoy a great afternoon of music , and help us support Enjoy Enjoyaagreat greatafternoon afternoonof ofmusic music, ,and andhelp helpus ussupport support with agood Nobelcauses. Peace Laureate throughout the you weekend. many good causes. Oh and, just case you hadn’t many Oh just many good causes. Oh --- and, and, just inin in case case you hadn’t hadn’t Over 100 youngsters have been sponsored to go from thought of it – this concert does make a wonderful thought thought of of itit –– this this concert concert does does make make aa wonderful wonderful Basingstoke in the past 3 years, and they come away Christmas Gift for someone special in your family. Christmas ChristmasGift Giftfor forsomeone someonespecial specialininyour yourfamily. family. buzzing – truly inspired ! Blood Pressure Day

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DYING TO BE FAMOUS When I was growing up I always wanted to work in technology. Initially in electromechanical engineering but as I was around at the birth of the home computer I wandered into learning computer programming (and playing games). Many of my peers didn't really know what they wanted to do and most fell into any job they could get. Move forward 35 years and it seems there is a subset of this generation of workers whose goal in life is just to be famous. This rise of being famous probably grew from the rise in reality shows like the X-Factor and Britain's Got Talent where mass exposure could be gained with little to no effort. Historically, pop stars worked hard at reaching their goal. Learning instruments and the art of writing a good song. Performing night after night with next to no audience to gain presence and hone their performance skills. There were still manufactured bands around, the Monkees, to name but one yet most bands got famous because of the music, largely due to the lack of mainstream access. Access to such material was not ubiquitous in the same way it is today. Since the rise of the internet, instant fame is what people want and they don't seem to care how they get it. It appears there are two common daydreams for young people – being rich and/or famous. But as British psychoanalyst Adam Phillips explains, "Because money is the solution to poverty, it becomes a kind of greedy symbol for anything and everything we might want." According to research, normal human development requires that we feel recognised and seen by others. In early infancy that feeling is relatively easy to attain since adults are programmed to respond instantly to the need of babies and parents in general attempt to meet their needs for food and comfort. As a child develops their needs become harder to meet coupled with the fact that a parent's life often becomes more complicated with other children, other adults, marital relationship, financial needs and household tasks which all interfere with a parent's ability to empathise. This lack of recognition at home is what makes us start to look for recognition outside of the family, either at school or in after school/weekend activities. Expectation also play a part. When I got my first house we had nothing and had to beg, borrow or buy what we needed. But some younger people actually want to move into a house that's the same as their parents; fully furnished with all new furniture but without any recognition that the parents spent years working for their dream. The most significant reason for being famous is driven by the need for money. Like poverty, the perspective meaning has shifted and is out of alignment with reality. I recall watching a guy on television complaining about having no money yet stood there wearing Gucci sunglasses and holding an iPhone. Whilst in Spain this month, I actually saw a beggar on the street playing candy crush on their smart-phone. There seem to be two major health issues regarding the side effects of instant social media fame. They are the risk/reward consequences and the physiological breakdown from the pressure sustaining success. Risk/Reward The need to be famous seems to be taking its toll on some people as they are taking greater risks to become famous. The internet is full of stories of stunts that have gone wrong. 21 year old Monalisa Perez was arrested in June after accidentally killing her boyfriend Pedro Ruiz as the pair made what they hoped would be a viral YouTube video that would catapult them to fame. The idea was that Perez would shoot a 0.5 calibre gun at Ruiz and he would use an encyclopedia to protect himself. Despite her protest, he insisted she proceed with deadly consequences. YouTube trends don’t help the situation. There have been some really stupid trends like one that appeared in January this year in which people videoed themselves eating dishwasher detergent tables. There’s also the mad craze of the “roof topper”. This involves individuals climbing onto the roofs of VERY high buildings to get extreme selfies for their social media profile. But mainstream YouTube stars are also suffering. It seems the pressure to keep up with the next successful video puts such stars under so much pressure that they are burning out. I was reading about a young writer, director and presenter that achieved overnight success with a funny video regarding the release of the Sony PlayStation. He says is was exciting at first to get so views and his channel subscribers went from 1000 to 90,000 in less than a year. He caught the attention of Charlie Brooker who invited him to write for a Channel 4 special. He became a slave to the algorithm and succumbed to the pressure of sustaining success by having to work 20 hours a day to just to maintain his social media status. I’m not sure when these trends will stop but hopefully people will start to realise that there’s more to life than fame and fortune.

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As I sit writing this in September, ready for you for the October issue, the summer is turning to autumn. Autumn mornings and evenings are definitely here with a nippy chill in the air. The first leaves are just beginning to turn brown.



or Readers As I sit writing this in September, ready for The apples and blackberries are plentiful, as is the apple and blackberry o we don’t forIt the October issue, summer is turning to autumn. Autumn mornings and evenings crumble -at least in ouryou house! seems to me that winterthe comes slowly from me notable nitely here comes withasaa nippy chill in the air. The first leaves are just beginning to turn autumn; summer slowlyare fromdefi springbut autumn sudden blast! people nor brown. an that we It is a season of changes, not just in the cyclical life of our planet, but in our daily lives. Little ones off to big running of the church. I their think pre-schools or nurseries; juniors off to their even bigger schools and the young people off school from The apples and blackberries are plentiful, as is the apple and blackberry crumble -at least in our house! It seems to college or university. My youngest daughter has just started college and one of the young girls at church to me that winter comes slowly from autumn; summer slowly from spring- but autumn comes as a sudden is heading to Uni. Friends from church are retiring to Dorset, and another friend faces redundancy and and Jane Taylor left St. off Mark’s blast! the first see them go. ManySeptember exciting not involved in education for 22 years.

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regime. Moses was chosen by God to lead the people out of Egypt to the Promised Land and this was the start of a new way of life.

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cohesive nation. Such things as respect for each killing or being adulterous; not stealing. These in similar forms in many holy writings.

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season of change we read about the Bible comes, fromcomes, the Newthis Testament, d Jesus, andAnother during this time, Another season of that change that weinread about inthis thetime, Bible time,after from the New Testament, after Christ’s resurrection. Christ’s resurrection. ching and explaining to them ally did beginWe to comprehend hear in John’s Gospel, “On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the We hear in John’s Gospel, “On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them be with you!" We are told they are afraid and fearful and without their with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus cameand andsaid, stood "Peace among them and said, "Peace and We Master, desolate and and despairing also. befriend withbecause you!" they are afraid and fearful without their friend and Master, probably This is important it are toldprobably desolate and despairing also. hostly apparition.

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iples, it is for us at St. Mark’s manage?” Jesus promised to The Holy Spirit rt them and enable them to

They saw and experienced the risen Christ and everything about them was transformed. Gone was their fear, apathy & dismay, replaced by hope, joy, energy and enlightenment. They saw and experienced the risen Christ and everything about them

This change had been occurring for the disciples over the last 3 ½ years, as they traded their old life as fishwas transformed. Gone was their fear, apathy & dismay, replaced by ermen a new one as disciples, travelling with, and learning from their Master and now the final change hope, joy,for energy and enlightenment. was about to happen. A ‘Season of Change’ After the physical, resurrected Jesus returned to his Godly dwelling, the Holy Spirit came to the disciples to As I sit writing this in September, ready for you for the October issue, the help and enable them to move forward: this was the first Pentecost. summer is turning to autumn. Autumn mornings and evenings are definitely here with a nippy chill in the air. The first leaves are just beginning to turn

brown. is sometimes called ‘enabler’ or ‘sustainer’. In the book of Acts of the Apostles, Peter, always forthright and able to give his opinion but often lacking understanding, shows a completely differentTheside ofand himself. apples blackberriesHe are gives plentiful, an as is amazing the apple andspeech blackberry showing crumble -at least in our house! It seems to me that winter comes slowly from such great understanding, wisdom and passion to the gathered crowds; fuelled by the Holy Spirit. autumn; summer slowly from spring- but autumn comes as a sudden blast! These new circumstances bring with it a new name- they are now known as Apostles and have a New Mission to spread the Good It is a season of c News about Jesus and the love of God and they are all completely filled with the Holy Spirit. book of Exodus, in the Bible, recounts one such long term life- altering season of change.

In the Old the Hebrew people idea had spent If you have never read it, the book of Acts is, in my opinion, a good place to start reading the Bible. It Testament, really gives some ofgenerations how as slaves of the Egyptians, forced to live under a harsh and cruel regime. Moses was these ordinary peoples’ season of change lasted a lifetime and how they achieved extra – ordinary things. chosen by God to lead the people out of Egypt to the Promised Land and start of a new way But the most amazing thing about this transformation, brought about by the Holy Spirit is thatthisitwasistheavailable forof life. everyone, everywhere……... The Hebrews spent 40 years wandering in the desert being transformed

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from people with no laws or structure of their own into a nation. During this period they travelled with God’s guidance and His Laws. The laws that God gave Moses are called the Ten Commandments. At first glance, they are sometimes regarded as a list of “don’t do’s”.

We’re not talking about changes in schools; or homes or job situation; nor about changes of seasonal colour & temperature…….……. Spirit came to the disciples to help and enable them to move forward: this was the first Pentecost. the Holy Spirit presents to us the same opportunity, given to the Apostles, forheaHoly season of change that lasts a lifetime………... if only we are open enough accept this gift. Every Blessing,

Debbie Veel

, Licensed Lay Minister, St. Mark’s Church, Kempshott

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