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Happy Easter to all our readers and contributors. Whilst writing this it may not seem much like Spring when we look out of the window and see all the snow. The Daffodils are slowly showing their heads, so hopefully the warmer weather will soon be with us. The next Neighbourhood watch co-ordinator's meeting will be held at Kempshott Village Hall on Monday 9th April at 7pm. All Kempshott co-ordinators are invited as are any Kempshott residents who may be interested in setting up a scheme or just finding out more about what is involved. Our May litterpick will take place on Sunday 13th May, meeting at 10am in the Down Grange car park (weather permitting).

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

The Editor

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Basingstoke Lions Club

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Noahs Ark

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Snapdragons

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Poetry corner

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Kempshott Infant School

Page 10: Basingstoke Horticultural Society Page 13: Kempshott Village Hall Page 14: Citizens Advince Page 16/17: Conservation News Page 19: Probus Club Page 20: Small Ads Page 20: Card Corner Page 21: Basingstoke Anvil Page 25: What’s on Noticeboard Page 27: News from Jolly Olly's Page 28: April in wildlife garden Page 31: Phillips Solicitors Page 32: Basingstoke CSRF Page 33: St. Michaels Hospice Run Page 37: Basingstoke Rotary Page 38: N2N Page 41: Church Notice Boards Page 42: Useful Contacts

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I am developing a new supportive network called mumsmissingmums for women who are raising their children without the help, support and care of their own mum. This may be due to bereavement, an estranged relationship or any reason that means their mum is absent from their lives. Personal experience has taught me that being a mum without having my own mum around has been a much harder experience than I ever expected. Raising children without maternal support can prove challenging and difficult, and that the parenting journey can seem very different. Mumsmissingmums is primarily aimed at women raising children and teenagers, but we welcome any women without their mums, who would benefit from friendship and support. There is an open Facebook page called mumsmissingmums that contains personal blogs and general information, and also a closed Facebook group for women to talk and share openly in a private forum. Or equally, to be a silent part of, and gain comfort in knowing that other women feel the same way. We are in the process of organising our first meet up, which hopefully will become a regular event. I am aiming to create a network of women getting to know each other better, with the ambition of everyone adding to their support systems. Mumsmissingmums can also be found on Instagram and twitter, in addition to Mumsmissingmums.com. If you would like any further information or to get involved, please don’t hesitate to find us on Facebook or email kcw103@hotmail.co.uk.

BASINGSTOKE LIONS CLUB (Website www.basingstokelions.org.uk) Sorry there was no January report. Household duties in Sydney kept me firmly chained to the kitchen sink when I wasn’t wallowing in the sea to avoid heat exhaustion. I’m back in Lions harness now with my nose firmly stuck to the grindstone. (Picture that!!!)

One of the problems now facing us, and every other organisation which relies on distribution lists, is that there is new Data Protection legislation which requires that we hold positive authority to hold some personal details on our database. We have formed a committee to see how we can best comply. But I draw it to your attention now because you may soon find yourself deluged with a blizzard of requests from uncle Tom Cobley and all to give permission to hold basic communication information about you. Our first event of the year was the concert given for us at QMC by the Moscow Drug Club. Everyone has been raving about it. Not only did they love their music, which can best be described as gypsy jazz, but they loved the musicians themselves who mingled freely with the audience during breaks. They were very friendly as well as being exceptionally talented and versatile on a variety of instruments. We hope we will be able to entice them back to play for us again. Our next events are a Quiz Night at Cliddesden Millenium Hall on 7 April: Contact Philip Wilson philipjhwilson@btinternet.com to reserve your table for 4 (remember we can only accommodate 22 teams), hotly followed by a double bill at QMC on 14 April – Grant Saunders, a hilarious stage hypnotist, and dancers from the Basingstoke Academy of Dance. You can buy tickets direct from our website www.basingstokelions.org.uk, from mauricehockley@hotmail.com or tel: 01256 421867, or Toucan Travel at the Chineham shopping Centre. This promises to be one of our most interesting shows. In my last report I mentioned our first Bunnings Sausage Sizzle. Well, sausages are always favourites with Lions so we’ve done several more. Quite apart from raising money for charity they provide an excellent opportunity for our members to have fun working together, and it seems no one has gained too much weight. This brings me to the vexed question of membership. Through our fundraising and welfare work we have helped many people and many organisations over the past 50 years. But, without new members, that help which has been vital to so many may soon disappear. I would therefore earnestly entreat you to consider joining us. You can easily get in touch with us through our website www.basingstokelions.org.uk by putting your contact details on the “Contact Us” page. Someone will get in touch and invite you to come along to one of our meetings where you can meet us and see what we are like; there would be absolutely no pressure on you to join - just an opportunity to ‘suck it and see’...

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We hope you all had a lovely Easter Break and got lots of yummy Easter eggs from the Easter bunny. reopens on Monday 16th April 2018 after the Easter holidays. NovemberPre-school 2017 Ladies Day Our ladies day went really well with lots of mummies and nannies coming into the setting to spend some one to one time with We have had a fun first half term back where our topic was All About Me their child doing lots of fun activities. On We this had topicathe children out activities which includedby all our about their families peopleenjoyed special tofinding them. all the eggs hidden Easter egg hunt great time carried at our Easter egg hunt organised committee. Theand children alsothe carried outCrafts activities their favourite things; we started with an activity about their favourite colour. around the field They and all Easter we about had going on for them.

Our topics thisHalloween month /We are planning a week of pirates and princesses with lots of dressing up and fun activities for the children which fireworks will also include a walk the plank. We are also going to learn about space in a fun and creative way too, which I’m sure the children will enjoy. The Open Sight On group which meet every other Thursday in themade village hall reallycreations enjoyedfor theour children singing Easter song our first week back this half term the children many spooky spooktatular Halloween. The to them, and the children really loved hearing from Town Cryer who(or demonstrated what loud voiceday. he We had. children dressed upthe in their scary outfits favourite outfits) foraHalloween moved straight onto our explosive fireworks activities with lots at of our bright colours filling up our preschool so with lovely crafts the children Places Available We still have spaces available warm welcoming pre-school, if all youthe are interested in your child coming to join us please contactmade. us please contact us on 01256 323853 or email Noahs.Kempshott@gmail.com. We are open Monday-Friday 8am-4pm term time only. Christmas

Two by Two toddler group Our Two by Two toddler group meets every Wednesdays at 9.45am-11.30am term time only. The entry cost is it£2.25 with theallprice. This group is very popular lotsbrings of activities is nowper timefamily, for us to be refreshments thinking aboutincluded Christmasinand the wonderful things this joyful timewith of year us, and equipment for the parents to use and interact with their child. from the children getting excited 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

Open Day: Due to the untimely arrival of the ‘beast from the east’ our Open Day had to be postponed, but we do hope you all enjoyed your snow days!

As autumn is here, the children are enjoying watching how the leaves change colour and getting ready to plant our Our Open Day has now been re-scheduled for Saturday 28th April from 10am until winter vegetables and watching them grow. The children planted pumpkins earlier in the year that were harvested 12 noon and will incorporate a Spring Craft Session! This is open to anyone, and for Halloween; we also enjoyed pumpkin soup and crusty bread for snack.

especially those with children born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2016. Please come for some Spring crafting and see our sett ing in operation, our team and have some fun. If you along are interested in your child coming to join ourto friendly caring preschool, we are open meet Monday-Friday 8amAs ever places4pm. are at premium socall if you to register or require a space do please pop along and have a chat To a contact us please 01256would 323853 like or email kellylindas@aol.com or text 07592913953. with Marika and the girls. Two by Two parent toddler group

Spring Term We have had a busy term! In February we had a visit from a Vet! She showed us how she helps our pets and Our two byand two toddler Wednesday 9.45am-11.30am time only incoats the Kempshott animals to be healthy happygroup and runs we on had a go at mornings dressing up in scrubsterm and white and giving injections and village hall. There is no need to book just turn up on the day. We provide lots of exciting activities you and your wrapping bandages on our faux animal friends. Thank you to our Vet friend Laura from for St Kitt s Veterinary Practice. child to do together around different themes each week and also include a snack and little story/song time at the

We also had our sponsored Week inofFebruary. children love stories, andtowe had lots end. The group is Story run by members staff from theThe preschool with helpers too all ready welcome you. of activities around our theme of The Gruffalo, including Owl ice-cream and scrambled snake for messy play! It really is great to read to your children, and we were able to give the three year olds their Treasury Books from the local Library too. These packs are available from your library so if you think you are due one please pop in to South Ham Library, or the Discovery Centre in town. Thank you to all our parents Community Pre-school for your support of this event, we were able to raise lots of money to Old Down Hall, Kempshott, improve our role-play facilities for our children. The children have really taken to the latest craze of Basingstones so we decided to paint some of our own and at the beginning of March went on a very chilly walk with some Mummy’s to ‘hide’ them around our neighbourhood. When you’re out for a local walk keep your eyes out locally for the Snapdragons Basingstones and let us know if you find one by e-mailing info@dandelions-preschool.org.uk and let us know where it was found and a photograph if possible please! Just before Mothering Sunday we invited our Mums in for a Mother’s Day Brunch! They enjoyed homemade treats and took cakes home made by the children. Thank you for coming Mum’s and we do hope you enjoyed the Sunday too! Our Sports relief cake sale was a success and the children loved the Go Jetters assault course, disco and other activities Marika had planned for Sports Relief. Thank you again for your generosity for Sports Relief. We are all very excited for what the Summer Term is going to bring…. We’ll tell you soon what we have been up to.

Inviting all prospective families to our Open Day and Spring Craft Session! (children born between 1st Sept 2014 & 31st Aug 2016)

** NEW DATE** Saturday 28th April 2018 10am – 12 noon All children welcome, and don’t forget to bring Mummy / Daddy /Grandparents. This is a great opportunity for some fun, to see the Pre-school and meet some of our friendly team. This is our taster session for all children joining us in April too! See our website at www.dandelions-preschool.org.uk , call Jane on 01256 818857, e-mail info@dandelions-preschool.org.uk or just pop in and see us!

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I once knew a doctor who could concoct a tale guaranteed to chill But what’s even worse he knew a nurse – whose treatment wou8ld make you quite ill! He’d have you in stitches – and called the staff bitches! He was a pain to the whole National Health In the midst of an ‘op’ he would suddenly stop, and say to the nurse ‘suture self!’ After each operation he would go on vacation, Not for him the dull or banal Being a nautical man, his ridiculous plan – was to sail down the alimentary canal! When dealing with bones he’d have fun on the phones, anything for a quick laugh When asked if he’s busy, he’d say ‘Well there is me on my own with a skeleton staff!’ When working he’s frantic but in his car, a romantic, which led to his end – a well-nigh farce For he’d spotted a blonde of whom he was fond, thus losing his heart on the by-pass!

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The house came down covering the man with rubble His life flickered out no more problems no more trouble A fireman slowly and carefully uncovered the bed But all to no avail as the occupant was dead

But it wasn’t plain sailing keeping ahead of the game Because his life it collapsed when the bailiffs came He was behind with his mortgage his rates as well And time was tolling on him its mournful knell

Searching the corpse his identity to be found He came across the ticket the man had bought for a pound Checking the numbers he said ‘Sorry mate I think that you lost’ And without checking the ‘1million raffle’ the ticket he tossed

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But on the One Million pound raffle the numbers were right So that man had slept as a millionaire in his bed that last night.

Back to his home, empty except for his bed He drifted off to sleep with a feeling of dread A crash of lightning struck the empty room With a roll of thunder and an almighty boom

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QUESTION: My spouse and I are facing divorce. How can we be sure we remain amicable?

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Andrea Boulter, Senior Family Law Solicitor replies It is a huge adjustment to cope with the end of a long standing personal relationship and one which for many people involves a long period of grief and emotional heartache. A huge part of recovery and healing in a relationship breakdown is ensuring that, despite the hurt and pain, both sides remain dignified and calm when addressing the legal and financial issues resulting from a family household splitting into two separate ones. This is not an easy challenge for couples, however, there are a variety of ways which when followed, can give you the best chance of moving on in your lives on better terms and as co-operative parents. It may seem very frightening coping with an uncertain future after a relationship breaks down especially if, as in many cases, you have children and a home together. Nonetheless taking some initial advice from a family law professional who abides by the code of practice of Resolution is a very good place to begin. By the time you leave such a professional’s office it may not be the end of your road but it may well be the end of the beginning of your journey. You should feel better equipped to handle the future both legally, practically and emotionally. Many local solicitors in private practice, who are also members of Resolution, offer inexpensive initial meetings. Resolution is a community of family justice professionals who work with family law clients to resolve issues constructively and amicably. They are committed to good outcomes for the whole family and a key part of that is not behaving in an inflammatory way in communications. They encourage their clients to make their children’s welfare their central focus. For more information on Divorce/Separation or any other family matter, please call Andrea Boulter on 01256 320 555 or email: aboulter@clarkeandson.co.uk. Do you have a legal query? Email theeditor@kempshottmagazine.fsnet.co.uk and the answer may be printed in the next edition of the Kempshott Kourier.


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KEMPSHOTT INFANT SCHOOL HAPPY EASTER! Hopefully we can now put snow days and the Beast from the East behind us and look forward to a warmer, sunnier Easter break! Year R children have been very busy this term learning the story of The Little Red Hen. They have spent a great week building machines from recycled materials to help the hen. They have made butter by shaking cream which was delicious! They also made tasty bread rolls; discovering how to knead the dough and just how sticky bread dough can be!

horoughly enjoyed their wonderful residential trip to Minstead Study Centre. 1 have onnecklace the Farm’ in this chilly Spring. One sunny morning they took delivery of nine warm, brown to earn allYear of the beads been to put‘Down on to their showing their success in eggs. There was great excitement as they hatched and great interest as they grew and changed. The children now know hallenges that they were given; showing great teamwork and independence all about the life cycle of a chicken and can tell you all kinds of facts about them. ifferent creatures adapt to their habitats. Everyone who went, learnt different Then 1 welcomed Miller’s Ark to school. They brought goats, pigs, sheep and many other farm life skillsYear and had a great time outdoors.

animals. The children really enjoyed getting up close to the animals and learned all about their needs and how to take care of them.

Year 2 have found out much about Queen Victoria and also about the many people who achieved fame during her Reign. The children are now working hard to put together a Victorian Music Hall Concert which they will perform for their parents, their waltzing is wonderful! They will then share a delightful Afternoon Tea with them which we hope will be a lovely celebration of all they have ul residential trip to Minstead Study Centre. enjoyed their horoughly learned this wonderf term. in

to earn all of the beads to put on to their necklace showing their success It is hard to believe that very soon we will be starting the third and final term of this school year – where did that hallenges that they were given; showing great teamwork and independence time go?! Ah well, at least this term will be warmer – we hope!t Wishing you a lovely Easter Holiday from Kempshott Infant School! fferent creatures adapt to their habitats. Everyone who went, learnt differen outdoors. and had a great time skills life KEMPSHOTT JUNIOR SCHOOL REPORTERS: MACY, ANABELLA AND ZARA (6GA) illed as our yr 5 & 6 succeeded in their challenges in Hampshire Cross Country Year 4 pupils have thoroughly enjoyed their wonderful residential trip to Minstead reat team work was displayed with great sportsmanship and encouragement Study Centre. They were thrilled to earn all of the beads to put on to their necklace ng off their talents –with one student coming second in cross country.

showing their success in embracing all the challenges that they were given; showing

k was celebrated with spectacular array of sciencegreat experiments in assemblies. teamwork and independence whilst leaning how different creatures adapt to their e also displayed on our webpage for families to attempt and enjoy at home. habitats. Everyone who went, learnt different life skills and had a great time outdoors. up were invited in to perform ‘The Big drip’ developing pupil understanding on as our yr 5 & 6 succeeded in their challenges in Hampshire Cross March was a sports filled states of matter. Country and Girls Football. Great team work was displayed with great sportsmanship

and encouragement whilst showing off their talents –with one student coming second in cross country.

British Science Week was celebrated with spectacular array of science experiments in illed as our yr 5 & 6 succeeded in their challenges in Hampshire Cross Country assemblies. Experiments gement were also displayed on our webpage for families to attempt and encoura Great team work was displayed with great sportsmanship and enjoy at home. Quantim Theatre group were invited in to perform ‘The Big drip’ ng off their talents –with one student coming second in cross country. developing pupil understanding on states of matter.

ies. St Marks church for our annual Easter service. Our school in assembl entswe Recently, attended k was celebrated with spectacular array of science experim enjoy at home. and performed council a brilliant speech and explained the Easter story whilst the rest of e also displayed on our webpage for families to attempt on nding understa pupil ing develop the school sung superbly. drip’ Big ‘The up were invited in to perform matter. their ‘Heart Start’ first aid sessions and learning how to cope with emergency situations. They The year 5states haveofenjoyed d St Marks church for our annual Easter service. Our school council performed have learnt how to address different types of emergencies as well as developing lifesaving skills and learning how to and explained Easter whilst the such rest ofas the: CPR, school dressing sung superbly. copethe with lotsstory of scenarios bleeding wounds and much more

enjoyed their ‘Heart Start’ first aid sessions and learning how to cope with ns. They have learnt how to address different types of emergencies as well as Pavilion, Road, North RG25 2BL. Tel: 01256 398172 g skills andRathbone learning how to cope Church with lots of scenarios suchWaltham, as : CPR, dressing bleeding wounds much Meadow more Hello from all at and Cuckoo Preschool in North Waltham!

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We areMacy, basedAnabella in Northand 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 Reporters: Zara (6GA) environment 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, The Pre-school is situated inDummer, an enviable location in the heart of N Waltham village, just 10 minutes drive from Kempshott. It has play Hatch Warren, Kempshott and Beggarwood and all agree the location and wonderful caring staff it inisthe more than suitablemean for outside play winter months as well as access to the Park and playing field in the summer. It has a fantastic team of esta and qualified staff who will be happy to show you around or answe worth the short journey. Please contact Jo or Fiona to come and see for yourself. ed perform Our school council

questions you have regarding the pre-school or forthcoming events. ed St Marks church for our annual Easter service. contact Jo or Fiona on 01256 398172, email . cuckoomeadow@btconnect.com, or visit the website superbly sung school the of In spite of the chilly weather, the children have been looking to spring and enjoyed a snowdrop walk around the meadow. rest the whilst story Easter h and explained the www.cuckoomeadow.org

Inspired, they made some lovely crafted snowdrop pictures and have apparently been taking every opportunity to hunt

with to copeand how and learning sessions also ‘Heart Start’ first theirsnowdrops! e enjoyed for Theaid children enjoyed making tossing pancakes and of course, they enjoyed eating the fruits of well as as cies emergen of types t how to address differen have learnt labours. ons. They their ng skills and learning how to cope with lots of scenarios such as : CPR, dressing Looking to the coming weeks, the children will be enjoying an Easter egg hunt, making crafted Easter chicks and whipping bleeding wounds and much more

up some hot cross buns! After the Easter holiday the children will be looking at people who help us, if you are able to share your professional experiences by paying the pre-school a visit, please get in touch. Reporters: Macy, Anabella and Zara (6GA) SPACES AVAILABLE – There are spaces available for the September term at the Ofsted Outstanding rated pre-school, to arrange your visit, please contact Jo or Fiona on 01256 398172.

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KEMPSHOTT UNDER FIVES PRESCHOOL Kempshott Under Fives is part of Hatch Warren Under Fives Preschool. Happy Easter from all at Kempshott Under Fives.

Last term the children really enjoyed the exploits of The Hungry Caterpillar, this is such a great book for extended learning for numeracy, healthy eating and with lots of craft opportunities too. The children also loved hunting for bugs and insects in the garden as part of our Mini Beasts topic. We took part in World Book day in March and the children came to preschool dressed as some wonderful characters from their favourite books, they all looked amazing. There have been so many celebrations over the last month – but one of our favourites of the year is Mother’s Day. We had a great turnout of Mums and Grandmas who came in to join us for afternoon tea to celebrate Mother’s Day with their little ones. We also had a very busy week at the craft tables making some very special Mother’s Day treats. After the Easter holidays, chicks will still be very much on our minds when we take delivery of some special live eggs. We have a hugely exciting project of hatching our own chicks. The children can’t wait to receive the eggs and watch for signs of baby chicks emerging! Other exciting news in April will be the announcement of school places for our older children in September. We’ll be finding out which schools they are going to and getting our preparations for school underway. We will be giving the children lots of mark making opportunities and activities that strengthen little hands for handwriting. Our older children will be focusing on writing names and the numbers 1-10.

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BASINGSTOKE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

Our speaker for February was Nick Gilbert of Gilbert’s Nursery and his subject was “The Dahlia Year”. The nursery is not quite a “Garden Centre” although it does have a tea room, some outdoor seating, and everything for the garden. It is sited at Sherfield English, near Romsey, and visitors are very welcome, although it is advisable to check on the opening times. The nursery was originally Pococks Roses which had gone into decline when a rubbish dump was opened nearby. Nick starting a nursery was almost by accident. There was a field adjacent to Pococks, and he saw it was for rent and he took it on with the intention of growing cut flowers. His father had grown magnificent dahlias and as a child he remembers how many people would look over the fence to see the flowers and seek his father’s advice. So it was not surprising that after a lot of work clearing the plot of weeds that Nick planted out some 400 different types of dahlia and also took over the Pococks site and now also grows 700 different perennials, shrubs and fruit trees. Nick showed a series of beautiful slides of how the original plot looks now, which is set out with dahlias, used for his now main interest of crossing and developing new varieties of the plant, an example of which is the Bishop of Landuff. He explained that to get a new variety noticed, not only does it have to satisfy the requirements of ruling authorities, but needs some “wacky” name to get it noticed. To get the best from your dahlias throughout the year, includes protection from frost over winter, feeding and growing on in the Spring, protection against predators such as slugs, snails, rabbits and so forth, including earwigs. The preferred site for growing is generally in open sun, although some varieties do well in the shade. One aim has been to produce a true blue dahlia and Nick spends much time crossing varieties to develop new stable and interesting, disease resistant stock. Things have moved on since the 1800’s when the dahlia was discovered in Mexico and which is their national flower. Nick took questions from the hall. He confirmed the Nursery is open in August when many plants are for sale. A brochure can be obtained and he advised to book early if you require a particular species. Basingstoke Horticultural Society meets at Kempshott Village Hall on the 3rd Monday of the month. The topic for April is “Growing Veg without a Garden” by Kelvin Mason. Visitors are welcome. Errol King Membership Secretary Enquiries 01256 322104 or 324185

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The refurbishment of the Village Hall is well underway. A new roof has been put on to put which will stop the recent leaks. As reported before, the Community room has been repainted and had a new floor laid. New lighting has been installed and new blinds put on the windows. The old kitchen area (behind the old bar) has been gutted as has the old electrical boards and supplies. New units, a new fuse board have been installed and the area has been rewired. County Councillor Stephen Reid has also given the Hall a grant from his County Councillor's budget to purchase new tables and chairs for this area. The Main hall and the small hall have now also had their floors replaced. New UPVC windows are due to replace the old alumimium high level windows around the main hall which should all help to give the whole building a new feel. Considerable interest is already being shown in hiring the Community Room, if you have a club or regular event you would like to organise in this room or are interested in hiring the main hall or small hall please call 01256 324314 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 Circle Dance - 2-3pm Weight Watchers 5pm and again at 6.30pm Move it or Lose It (keep fit) 6pm - 7pm Pilates - 8.15pm

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Reporting a problem to Trading Standards Trading Standards deal with complex consumer problems and potential criminal activities. If you want to report a problem to Trading Standards, you should contact the Citizens Advice consumer service, who share information reported to them with Trading Standards. This information tells you about illegal lending and what to do if you have borrowed from a loan shark. What is a loan shark To lend money lawfully you have to be authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). People who lend money without being FCA authorised are breaking the law. They are known as loan sharks. Loan sharks often work from home, charge very high rates of interest and don't give you much paperwork to confirm the arrangements they have made with you. Loan sharks often take other illegal action to collect the money they have lent you, such as threatening violence or taking away your credit cards or valuables. In extreme cases, they have been known to force non-payers into prostitution and drug dealing. If a loan shark threatens you or acts in a violent way, contact the police straight away. Checking a lender is authorised If you borrowed money from someone who isn't FCA authorised, you haven’t broken the law, they have. You can find out whether a money lender is authorised by checking the register on the FCA website at www.fca.org.uk. What to do if you owe money to a loan shark In England, if you think a money lender is operating without being FCA authorised, you can speak in confidence to the Illegal Money Lending Hotline on 0300 555 2222. You can also email the Illegal Money Lending Team at reportaloanshark@stoploansharks.gov.uk or text loan shark and your message to 60003. In Scotland, you can speak in confidence to the national Trading Standards Scotland team to report an illegal money lender on 0800 074 0878, or report it online to them at www.tsscot.co.uk. In Wales, you can report concerns about a money lender to the Wales Illegal Money Lending Unit which operates a 24 hour confidential helpline on: 0300 123 33 11. In Northern Ireland you can contact the Trading Standards Consumerline, telephone 0300 123 6262. The advisers can give you advice about your situation. The information you provide helps them to take action to stop illegal money lending. You can find more information about loan sharks and reporting them on the GOV.UK website at www.gov.uk. If you are in debt or you are thinking about borrowing from a loan shark, get advice first, for example, at a Citizens Advice Bureau. 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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You may have received a leaflet in the post called ‘Better info better care’. This is about NHS England’s plan to collect pers your GP records known as the 'care.data' programme.

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Under the care.data programme, GP practices must supply p and confidential medical information to the Health and Social Centre (HSCIC).

SWAG has worked hard over the last five years to influence the Local Plan so that new housing in the South West of Basingstoke benefits residents, present and future. With 50,000 cars a day forecasted for the A30, traffic will be a nightmare. We already have queues at Fiveways Junction and now there are plans for a motorway service station with a flyover adjacent to the Portsmouth Arms.

The HSCIC was set up in April 2013 as the central source of care information in England and already collects information a admissions. The purpose of the scheme is to link all NHS dat together into one database.

Supporters of the scheme state it will support valuable medica family doctors and campaigners have expressed concerns ab of data and how the data will be used. There have been ques about data being sold to commercial companies. What data will be collected?

The data collected from your GP will include your NHS numbe date of birth, gender, ethnicity and any data about referrals, v prescriptions or health information including diagnoses such a heart disease. Your records are collected and combined with hospital records.

Find more information about what data will be collected on the at www.hscic.gov.uk.

To find out more and ask questions why not come to SWAG OPEN MEETING – Hatch Warren Community Centre -Thursday 31st May 2018 7.00 p.m.https://www.facebook. com/BasingstokeSouthWestActionGroupSWAG or email southwestactiongroup@gmail.com How will data be shared?

The data collected will be shared with organisations within the commissioning bodies, but also (subject to approval by the H organisations outside of the NHS such as universities and res departments, health charities, hospital trusts, pharmaceutical commercial companies and insurance companies.

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Old Down & Beggarwood Wildlife Group During March the Council had planned to carry out fairly extensive tree works within the Old Down woodland belt (along the top of the site). The intended works involved felling, thinning and height reduction. The Group were very concerned that for wildlife Spring is just the wrong time of year for such works. March is the time when birds are claiming their territories and starting to build nests. The Group met up with Council staff and hopefully it has persuaded them to limit the works to only those necessary for safety reasons and to carry out any other works late Autumn. It is a worry that too much work within the woodland belt will have such a negative impact that we will lose the few bird species (e.g. Rooks, Jackdaws, Crows, Bullfinches) that have been recorded there.

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Despite the weather and the housing development birds are still coming on to Old Down – although not in the numbers the Group would like. So far this year the less common species spotted are: Hawfinch, Bullfinch, Sparrowhawk, Blackcap, Goldcrest.

Work Parties For Old Down, we meet outside Old Down Hall every Thursday 10-12noon. For Beggarwood, we meet monthly at The Maze, usually on the third Saturday of the month 10 -12 noon, however the Group is uncertain about the future arrangements of the Beggarwood work parties as the usual leader has left so please check our website for confirmation. If anyone is interested in helping to lead the Beggarwood work parties please contact the Group to discuss. Besides giving a bit of exercise, the work parties are a lovely opportunity for a good old chat! Internet: www.olddownandbeggarwood.org.uk

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FUZZY DROVE CONSERVATION GROUP During March we have used our working parties to put up several Dormouse nest boxes. Although there is currently no firm evidence of Dormice living the Drove a specialist has been to assess the site and says there is no reason why these rare and beautiful little mammals would not want to live with us. There is already a colony about a mile away and they might migrate! We hope that with somewhere good to live and all the variety of nuts, berries and nectar bearing plants that we have been nurturing, it may not be long before we have some new residents. If you spot a box (which looks very like a bird box) please do not touch it. Dormice are a species protected under law and you must have a special licence to be allowed to open or move a nest box. Also during March we have said “Farewell” to our Chairman, Jenni Henderson, who has accepted a new job in Edinburgh. We are enormously grateful to Jenni for her tireless commitment to the conservation of Fuzzy Drove. She has guided the work with great wisdom and thoroughness, and we have appreciated her energy and enthusiasm for all our work and projects. She goes with our very best wishes for success in her new job, and our endless thanks ringing in her ears! For more news about everything we do you can visit www.fuzzydrove.co.uk or find us on Facebook. If you need to contact us please email secretary@fuzzydrove.co.uk


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and Conservation News for April Kempshott Conservation Group

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Have you ever wondered……………….. ………..where flies go in winter? And what about bugs and other tiny creatures? Well, we found out on 24th February when Natural Basingstoke sponsored a training course on just that topic. It was presented by Bryan Pinchen, a well known freelance ecologist who has given many courses on insect identification at Chilcombe House, where Hampshire County Council has its invertebrate collection. The overall aim of the course was to give those who manage our wildlife sites an appreciation of where the various invertebrate families hide over winter, so that these sensitive areas can be avoided when undertaking winter work. As all conservation groups do the bulk of their practical work in winter, knowing what areas to avoid disturbing is critical. The Old Down & Beggarwood Wildlife Group hosted the course and many thanks to the group for letting us tramp over their Old Down site looking for bugs and beasties. For the practical session after lunch, Bryan's aim was to find over thirty species of overwintering invertebrates. That Saturday was a bitterly cold day, but this did not prevent us from have a grand time surveying on Old Down. The dog walkers and their hounds must been curious as to why a dozen people were on their knees scratching around in the grass on such cold afternoon. A number of habitats out in the open grassland were surveyed. We looked inside a tussock, one of those thick clumps of grass, and in the "thatch", which is the build up of dead grass between tussocks. Both revealed a surprising variety of flies, bugs and beetles in both adult and larvae forms. While the thatch had adults moving around, the tussock also had a beetle larvae trying to snooze over winter. Having disturbed it, Bryan took the beetle larvae home and it was last reported munching its way through some hogweed. We then moved on to have a look a hedgerow and to see what was hiding in the stems of flowers. After that it was back to the community centre via a strip of ancient woodland. Here we were looking underneath the bark of standing dead and fallen timber. Again, the beetles, bees and flies that we found were specialist woodland species, totally different from those found out in the meadow. One thing we all learned was that every insect is part of something else's food chain. Many also parasitise, or are parasitised by, other species. Nature red in tooth and claw. A good time was had by all and, although it was very cold, if we had the course the following week, we would have been knee or ankle deep in snow.

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The North Hampshire Downs Ramblers group, is part of the Ramblers Association. We walk mostly in Hampshire and the surrounding countryside. In the last few months our group has enjoyed both walks and social activities, we enjoyed the snow at Frensham ponds on 27th February. We also had a Christmas lunch and the ladies are looking forward to a lunch in Basingstoke at the beginning of March. The group walk on both Tuesday and Saturday and cover areas in and around Basingstoke as well as sometimes going further afield. We have had some lovely Autumn and Winter walks, enjoying the changing landscapes and of course the snow just recently. We are also expert at walking round mud and trying not too take too much of it home on our boots. Our Tuesday morning walks, which are typically 6- 7 miles, we continue to attract many walkers. We have recently walked around Frensham Ponds, Fleet ponds and around Victoria water (no mud), to name but a few. We usually end up with an end of walk pub stop, to give people time for a catch up. Our Saturday walks tend to be longer, with fewer walkers, and can sometimes take most of the day. This last quarter our walks have included from Basingstoke to Greywell , along the Basingstoke canal, and Salisbury to Downton using the Avon Valley path As well as the walks, the group also enjoys social activities, this includes an Annual Summer Picnic, Christmas Lunch, Boys lunches, Ladies walks, and lunches and the group occasionally organise weekends and days away. The group have an active path patrol group, who report problems to the local council and also do some work on the paths, which can be as varied as checking waymarking and replacing waymarking discs, minor clearing or even repairing stiles and gates. To date this group has replaced 20 plus gates in conjunction with the local council. The latest task was building a sleeper bridge at Silchester. If you are interested in finding out more about the North Hampshire Downs group, there is more information on our Website. www.northhampshiredownsramblers.org.uk. If you are new to walking and want to give us a try, or already walk, you would be given a very warm welcome by the Group. We hope to see you soon! If you are interested in joining the Ramblers we suggest you come along for a couple of walks with the group first to get a taster. Membership details are available from the Ramblers’ national website: www.ramblers.org.uk Ramblers Charity England & Wales No: 1093577 Scotland No: SC039799

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Probus members were taken back to pre-historic times at the latest lunch meeting when Katy England from Salisbury museum gave a talk about times in early Britain. The earliest remains were discovered at Boxgrove near Chichester in the 1990s and consisted of a leg bone, two teeth and other artefacts from which it is calculated that they originated from a 6 feet tall and well built male. It was concluded that these remains are at least 500,000 years old. At that time Britain was connected to Europe and had a climate similar to that enjoyed today in the African savannah. This find however did not show any evidence of clothing, habitation or the use of fire and the conclusion was that things were eaten raw. It did prove that the inhabitants used long wooden spears with flint points and hand held flint hand axes. Experts think that the use of fire developed around 400,000 years ago perhaps coinciding with a change in weather patterns. Over the next 200,000 years, as the weather became colder, the animals changed with woolly mammoths and reindeer roaming freely, the original Boxmore man developed into Neanderthal man. He was shorter and stockier and more able to cope with the colder conditions. About 50/40,000 years ago another species arrived from Africa that we call Homo Sapiens. There is some DNA evidence that there was some interbreeding but gradually the Neanderthals died out. There was also development of flint and antlers that could be made into tools including needles which allowed animal skins to be sewn together to create clothing as the climate got colder. Cave painting is thought to have started about 30,000 years ago when ochre and charcoal were used as the basis for colour. The Great Ice Age came 20,000 years ago and after its departure the sea levels rose thereby creating different land masses as the weather improved to be similar to what we enjoy today. Oak trees and Hazel arrived as well as the formation of lakes and rivers. Mammoths and reindeer were no longer to be seen but there was plenty of deer and wild boar. All these changes became essential to supporting life and with the invention of a form of glue and the development of the bow with the “string” made from animal sinews and arrows with flint arrow heads and flights made from swan feathers the age of the hunter/gatherer became prevalent. But there then began a significant change of life style 12/10,000 years ago, in a period known as the Neolithic Stone Age, they became farmers, domesticating plants and animals, created settlements as permanent villages and we see the appearance of crafts such as pottery and weaving. It is recognised that this is the most significant change in all of human history. More information aout the Probus Club of Basingstoke, the social club for retired professional and business managers, can be viewed on their web site www.probusbasingstoke.wordpress.com or phone their secretary, Paul Flint, on 07770 886521 for an informal chat.

OAKLEY BOWLING CLUB NEWS The months after Christmas are quiet ones for the Club, although we have played away friendlies against

indoor clubs Longmeadow and Loddon Vale. Short mat bowling in the clubhouse at Malshanger has also continued to take place on Mondays and Thursdays and will do so until we begin outdoors in April.

Our first outdoor event will be a Spoon Drive on the 21st April and then, over the weekend of the 28th/29th April we shall be participating in the Oakley Community’s Association’s Weekend. This is a great opportunity to OakleySports Bowling Club News come up to Malshanger, view our facilities and see what we are about. For those who have never played the game it is the chance to have a go under the guidance of our experienced coaches. are always on the our mem May was a good month for the Club as We we continued to increase lookout for new members and those cannot make Weekend can the always 138who playing members – athe verySports gratifying position given problems many call Spencer Kerley on 01256 780418attracting or Janieand Vickers on 01256 780447. Alternatively, retaining members. We are, however, alwaysyou ready to welc can make contact through our veryallinformative website www.oakleybc.org.uk. we do in the Club can be found on our informative website www.oakley

Following the Open Weekend, we have a busy season in front us. There arelike friendly talk directly to someone about ourof activities or would to try your hand a matches, most weekends, against local clubs and every week we fi eld 11 league teams. Kerley on 01256 780418 or Lesley Allard on 01256 397435? We shall be hoping that our competitive players have success in District and County Competitions. Last year was an exceptional season. It may be diffi cult match involved it in with ca The season so far has been a hectic one for theto members 2018 but we shall be trying. 3 games which require full meals with two on the same weekend. The firs

President’s Day where the in President, our own at Averil Adams, welcomed th 2018 is 40 years since the Club’s Inaugural Meeting, held January 1978 St Leonard’s and ladies from all over the North of the County and this wasWe followed nex Centre, and to celebrate all our teams will this season be playing in new shirts. District vs and men’s game. They a thirsty bunch! have a celebration game in July against theWoolston Friends ofDistrict English Bowling andwere a further celebration will see us holding a Garden Party at Malshanger, which, we hope, will be 14 League teams beinghave fielded each week, some of our teams are in attended by many of those peopleWith who, over the years, contributed so much to but resultssuccessful generally have encouraging with the Men’s “A” team curre making the Club one of the most thriving, andbeen respected in Hampshire.

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News from Jolly Olly‛s Coffee Shop Hello from the Team at Jolly Olly’s Coffee Shop. Although The Jolly Family absolutely loved the snowy weather, we are hopeful that the snow has now disappeared and we are all enjoying a smattering of Spring sunshine and delighting in the tulips and daffodils!

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Bob is Busy Some of you may remember that one of our regular customers very kindly made us a new tips box for Christmas in the shape of a Jolly Olly’s Coffee Shop (see facebook for photos) . Since then he has had several commissions from Raffles, the customers to make other buildings in the village. Very kindly, Bob has donated the money raised from the purchases to giant charity. Bob has also been working hard on making an Oakley Village Model Railway depicting the area around the pond. Wedding He would love to display the model somewhere in the village for locals to enjoy. If you have an idea for an The appropriate venue please do let us know and we can put you in touch with Bob.

You may New Menu Our new Spring/Summer Menu is up and running and includes all kinds of tasty; sandwiches, bagels, paninirememb and toasties. If you are feeling hungry, don’t forget to add a delicious helping of our homemade coleslaw, salad and their announced crisps. This season we are also offering some heathier alternatives to cake; for example, a bowl of dried fruit Ollyand is nuts having a h or fresh fruit. Of course, we still have oodles of homemade treats for those of you who would like them; Julie’s Lemon August. To help t Cake with a nice cup of tea isn’t to be missed!

his customers wh Calling All Gardeners Having discovered that coffee grounds are rich in nitrogen, we have been recycling our coffee grinds for a good few years now. Baker There are several ways you can put used coffee grounds to work in your garden: • Put grounds in your compost bin • Add grounds directly to the soil in your garden Remind • Create a slug and snail barrier. Coffee grounds are both abrasive and acidic, so a barrier of grounds placed near slug-bread t prone plants may just save them from these garden pests all ston For more ideas on how to use the grinds see www.thespruce.com. If you would like some of our grinds please let us know Artisan Heritage and we will happily keep some back for you. Happy gardening!

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Easter is Early This year, Easter falls on 1st April. Look out for the Giant Easter Egg in the shop which we will be raffling you. for The Lions Club. We are also selling little knitted ducks (with hidden eggs inside) on behalf of the Bath Syndrome Trust.

Quiz Night and Jigsaw Puzzle Race Night If you would like to be added tour mailing list to discover when the next events Oakley Calende are please let us know, otherwise look out for upcoming dates on our indoor whiteboard blackboard outside the shop. Travels in India Many thanks to Claire Bowers who kindly volunteered to take The Jolly Family to India for a holiday. We have published some of the wonderful photos on our facebook page but here is a taster of their once in a beantime experience! Thank you Claire. Diary Dates. Schools Break for Easter - Fri 30th March – 15th April. Please remember that we open at the later time of 9.30am during school holidays and INSET days. Easter Closing – We will be closed on Good Friday (30th March and Easter Monday 2nd April). Oakley Memory Club - Finding out about Oakley Memory Club, which supports people with early stage dementia on 11th April, 9th May and 13th June. We look forward to seeing you soon. Best wishes,

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KEMPSHOTT HISTORY GROUP

Our next meeting will be on the 13th April at the usual time of 2.30pm in the Kempshott Village Hall. Guest speaker Alan Turton will present the history of the Pewlett (Paulet) family, who were big landowners in the Kempshott area.

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APRIL 2018 IN THE WILDLIFE GARDEN The flower beds Sir David Attenborough is urging people to take action for butterflies and

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Birds Look out for returning migrants such as blackcaps and willow warblers. Willow

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CARBS AFTER 6PM. IS THAT WHAT’S MAKING YOU FAT? Cut carbohydrates out of your diet and you lose scale weight Can I let you into a little secret? Two actually… 1) Most of that change is water weight 2) It's the decrease in calories, not the carbs To lose weight, you must be in a consistent calorie deficit. That means, burning more calories than you are eating in a day consistently, over a period of time. In answer to point 1: When you eat a carb, you digest it and store it in your muscles, along with storing the energy, you also store water. When you take carbs out, you no longer store water. Bob's your uncle, fanny's your aunt In answer to point 2: When you take carbs out of your diet, you eat less food. Less food equals less calories overall. By default you are in a calorie deficit Bob's your uncle, fanny's your aunt The bottom line? There is no such thing as a bad food, just a bad overall diet. Within a calorie controlled diet, carbs are important. Important as fuel for the brain, and your muscles, Low carb diets make people tired, hungry and unmotivated. Unless you have a specific reason not to Remember to LOVE THY CARB Want to work with me? For more free nutrition advice that is based on science and research follow me: Facebook: foodislifeuk Instagram: foodislife.uk www.foodislifeuk.com Yours In Health,

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As members arrived for the meeting on 7th March there was the opportunity to look at a variety of artwork done by John Howson which included some of his WW1 pen and ink drawings that had been on display at the Willis Museum last year. He also had greeting cards for sale which featured various aspect of his work. th

At the meeting held on Wednesday 6 April the C 61 members and the Secretary, Tony Brazier, ga Brooklands Motor Museum and Hatchlands Park Palace on Friday 17 June. Christine Broadbent, and welcomed back those members who had ret

At this meeting the Group held their AGM and the Chairman opened the meeting by welcoming everyone and commented on the help given to him by both the members of the committee and all the others who helped at the monthly meetings. This meant that the group had another successful year with a wide range of speakers and outings while still maintaining a steady membership and ensuring financial stability. The Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary and Welfare Officer all gave their reports and the officers and committee members for th the coming year were appointed.

After the formal business was concluded Claire Eastick a Consultant Nurse in Frailty from Southern Health gave a presentation on Frailty Awareness. She gave details of the campaign being carried out by the North Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group which highlighted why it is so important to be able to identify frailty not only in oneself but others so that something can be done to avoid it getting worse. The campaign is backed up by talks, literature and a web site at www.frailtyfocus.nhs.uk. She then went on to talk about the ReSPECT process which is a Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment and gives people the right to have their wishes carried out in times of illness or accident. She followed this up by giving information about the new “RED BAG” initiative in the area whereby when a care home resident is admitted to hospital all their details, medication and belongings are kept together in the bag. Funding for this project has up until now been provided by Brightaway and Basingstoke Rotary but it is hoped that other organisations will also contribute in the future in order to expand the scheme to make this provision available for more people. Our next outing is to Chartwell House on Thursday 26th April and at the next meeting on 54h April the speaker will be Alan Copland on Eccentric London. The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at Brookvale Village Hall from 10 am to 12 noon and all retired Civil Servants and their partners are welcome. Further details about meetings can be obtained from the Secretary Tony Brazier on 01256 418770.

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The speaker this month was Iain Kennedy who g of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.” He described 1700’s saw the great potential in shipping slaves been carried out by the Spanish and Portuguese first ship out of Liverpool to do this in 1700 was 220 slaves which netted £330,000 profit. He expla much safer than trying to navigate the English Ch wars and how later trade in sugar and cotton as industries ensured huge profits for the ship owne of Slavery Act of 1833 when the owners, having r was coming to an end used their wealth to create business empires which remain to this day.

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ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPICE BASINGSTOKE RUN Wednesday 16th May Down Grange Sports Complex

Registration has opened! St. Michael’s Hospice has opened registration for its 5 & 10K Basingstoke Run at Down Grange Sports Complex, Basingstoke, RG22 5SN, on Wednesday 16th May 2018 starting at 7pm. The event is growing in popularity every year and last year saw over 700 runners take part, raising over £25,000 for the Hospice. Registration is quick and simple at basingstoke-run.co.uk where you can save money, and avoid the queues, by signing up in advance. Runners will again be able to enjoy chip timing in both the 5 and 10K events with medals handed out to all participants. Children can register from £8 and prices start at just £12 for adults. There is always a wonderful mix of abilities from parents and children running together, fun runners, first timers, speedy club runners, with Basingstoke and Mid Hants Athletic Club taking the first three places in 5K in 2017, and everything in-between. The focus is on the community coming together to have some fun, support the Hospice and enjoy an evening run. There will be entertainment from The Breeze during the whole event, plenty of on-site parking, lots of friendly marshals to show you where to go, and refreshments will be available. We are thankful to our event sponsors The Breeze and Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd (UPS Ltd), and our supporter Up & Running Basingstoke, your local running shop. For additional information or to organise an interview please contact: Laura Hughes, Events Manager St. Michael’s Hospice (North Hampshire) Tel: 01256 848846 Email: laura.hughes@stmichaelshospice.org.uk

BASINGSTOKE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY MEETINGS 2018 Monday 16 April 2018

Growing Vegetables without a Garden - Kelvin Mason

Monday 21 May 2018 Roses - David May

Monday 18 June 2018

Woodland Crafts & Industries - Tim Winter

Monday 16 July 2018 Visit – TBA.

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

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APRIL 2018 EVENTS AT THE BASINGSTOKE DISCOVERY CENTRE

Basingstoke Discovery Centre Basingstoke Discovery Basingstoke Discovery CentreCentre Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Main Events

National Garden Scheme Tuesday 17 April/1.30pm/£5 A talk exploring the history of the National Garden Scheme charity and the many wonderful gardens opened for the scheme. This talk is lead by Mark Porter, the Hampshire County Organiser of the National Garden Scheme.

Children’s Events

Children’s Craft – Wild Animals craft Tuesday 3 April / from 10am / FREE / Ages 3+ Wild animal craft and colouring fun! Children’s Craft – Spring craft Tuesday 10 April / from 10am / FREE / Ages 3+ Bright and colourful Spring craft and colouring. Children’s Craft – Basingstones Saturday 14 April / from 10am / FREE / Ages 3+ Create your own Basingstone! Children’s Craft – Dragons & Castles Saturday 28 April / from 10am / FREE / Ages 3+ Magic fun with craft and colouring!

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Willow Basket WillowDisco Chr Basingstoke Basingstoke Willow Basket Willow Christmas Basingstoke Making Decoration Willow Basket WillowDiscovery Christmas Discovery Centr Willow Basket Willow Christmas Discovery Making Decorations Centre Making Decorations Centre Making Decorations Centre WITH WITH LOCAL BASKET LOCAL BASKET WITH MAKER JUDITH MAKER JUDITH LOCAL BASKET NEEDHAM NEEDHAM MAKER JUDITH NEEDHAM

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Take home a beautiful willow Have fun making basket you’ve made yourself style Christmas de Take home a beautiful willow Have fun making rustic, shakerTake home a beautiful willow after this Have fun making rustic, shaker-natural one-day course. willow. basket you’ve made yourself style Christmas decoration with basketa you’ve made yourself You style Christmas decoration be using the ‘frame’ Take home beautiful willow Havewill fun making rustic, shaker- withTrees, stars, simple after thiscourse. one-day course. natural willow. natural willow. after this one-day technique which is ideal forwith wreaths and even basket you’ve made yourself style Christmas decoration 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 is ideal for wreaths and even technique which is ideal for wreaths and even Mark Porter, Hampshire County Organiser basket making. Suitable for of the be made in this You will be using the ‘frame’ Trees, stars, simple newcomers toof the worldScheme, of reindeer can newcomers to the world reindeer can National Garden talks about the history adults and children workshop in time technique which is ideal for wreaths and even aged 14+. basket making. Suitable for be made this basketto making. Suitable bethe made this of the for charity, where fundsin raised go Judith toinand For more information call for December newcomers the world of reindeer can adults and children agedthe 14+. workshop in time andSuitable children aged 14+. workshop in time highlights many wonderful gardens across on 07749 852 229. basketadults making. for be of made in this For more information call Judith for December more information callcounty Judith foropened December the that are for the scheme. Sat 16 November adultsFor and children aged 14+. workshop in time on 229. 07749 852 229. on 07749 852 Sat 28 September, 10am to 4pm 10am to 12.30pm For more information call Judith for December Sat 16 November £40 Sat 16 November 1pm to 3.30pm on 07749 852 229. Sat 28 September, 10am to10am 4pm to 12.30pm 10am to& 12.30pm & Sat 28 September, 10am to 4pm £15 per session Sat 16 November £40 1pm to 3.30pm £40 1pm to 3.30pm Sat 28 September, 10am to 4pm 10am to 12.30pm & £15 per session £15 per session £40 1pm to 3.30pm Book in person or by telephone o £15 per session

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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

Kempshott W.I

Spring is in the air and the Beast from the East has finally left us in peace, other than the odd mound of snow still visible in the fields it would seem that winter is over for another year. Sadly we had to cancel a WI lunch because of the bad weather but other than that our meetings have carried on as normal. In February we enjoyed a fascinating talk by Mr Brian Spicer on the “Rise and Fall of Hackwood Park” it was most interesting to learn about the history of the house and the famous people who had been connected with it over the years. Although the house is not open for visits I understand that walkers are welcome in the grounds provided that designated trails are followed. Our March meeting on the 26th featured a talk by a lady who recently completed the pilgrimage walk to Santiago in Spain. For centuries pilgrims have walked the 500 mile Camiño de Santiago to visit the shrine of the apostle St James in the Cathedral, in 2017 more than 300,000 people made the journey. Looking forward, on April 23rd when the title of our talk is“ Things aren’t what they used to be” and I feel sure many of us will relate to that. Our social afternoons go from strength to strength and our April meeting will be on Monday 9th. These afternoons provide the opportunity for members to socialise in an informal setting, enjoy a hot drink and play board games, craft or do art work or just enjoy a bit of companionship. All WI members welcome. If you think you would like to become a member of the WI you would be most welcome to attend one of our meetings before you decide. If you have any questions please call Mrs Barbara Hutton 01256 460475 or email me meekmoi@aol.com


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Someone once told me that who your archetypical Jesus (and Superman) are gives an indication of your age……. so mine are Jesus = Robert Powell in Jesus of Nazareth (and the late Christopher Reeve for Superman).

Maybe if you are of a different generation it is more like the Charlton Heston type – well ……not sure he ever played Jesus…………but he certainly did play Moses in the great movies , with casts of 1000’s when there were no computer generated images!

elvin and Jane Taylor left St. Mark’s ad to see them go. Many exciting hip.

(very informal craft, food, a short 2.30pm -5pm every third Saturday); ook’ assemblies for the Y4’s in the (2nd Saturday of the month from h things as your ancestry, try flower rious things to do with IT or further

Who is Jesus for you? Australian actor Russell Crowe? - he certainly has the ‘stamina’ for the courtroom scenes being beaten, clothes torn, crown of thorns rammed down so hard on his head it bled, mocked and ostracised, carrying a heavy wooden cross up a hill; being brutally executed in one of the most barbaric ways you can imagine; large nails hammered into your feet and the palms of your hands; a slow painful and deliberately humiliating death. Yes Crowe’s performance in Gladiator would certainly qualify him.

Ben Kingsley’s Ghandi ….someone who is peacefully, but firmly challenging the status quo, particularly a set up that favours, unfairly, the group wielding the power, but in the process has antagonised them.

hanging job; maybe moving house; go to university or to travel. There unemployment, bereavement.

son’. It was a time of transition and ith Jesus, listening to him teach and derstood ‘what he was really about.’

Yes we can surely see that would work too. Jesus challenged the power and authority of the Pharisees n Lord Jesus, and during this time, and how they rigidly administered the law, to the detriment of the people.

as teaching and explaining to them ey finally did begin to comprehend

Ian McKellern – his Gandalf showed a man of authority who stood up against the evils of Middle Earth, and defeated the dark powers. Jesus stood up to the powers of evil and he ating. This is important because it is often referred to as ‘the light of the world.’ ……..McKellern fits too d of ghostly apparition. Orlando Bloom – in the Ridley Scott movie ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ showed himself to be a brave man- a man of honour; a just and fair man. ……….maybe he could take on the role?

but different.’ The best analogy of ften people comment that there is nger on it.

ups and once to 500 people in one a hallucination. It is unlikely that 2

Colin Firth- a genuine gentleman, always concerned for others. In Bridget Jones’ Diary his character, Mark Darcy, loves Bridget so very much he flies half way round the word to get e disciples, it is for us at St. Mark’s out oftoprison. A real hero……..one who would do anything for the love of his life …… e will manage?” her Jesus promised

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Yes that certainly fits……… Jesus loved us so much he went to the cross and died there for us. Firth gets annoyed with Hugh Grant’s character, Daniel Cleaver, resulting in a dramatic fight scene, because Cleaver is just using Bridget and doesn’t really care for her and he is a cheat and a liar. … Can you imagine that? …….. Firth, as Jesus, angrily turning over the tables in the Temple because the traders are cheats and liars just using the people to ‘make a fast buck.’ Kevin Costner- Robin, Prince of Thieves…….. now here is a real contender- has stamina; is brave and decent; cares about the poor; stands up to the forces of evil (especially the late Alan Rickman’s s broodingly evil Sheriff of Nottingham) and the misuse of power in the ruling classes; and has a band of followers. He has them all! It seems, as the Bonnie Tyler song says we are ‘searching for a hero’, but we already have the hero right in our midst. Jesus is the hero we are searching for. These actors all, very fine actors, just don’t compare with ‘the real thing’. Jesus is the real deal; the real star; the real hero with all the positive attributes of all of these film heroes. But does that mean Jesus was nothing more than an utterly brilliant actor? Christians believe that Jesus was God’s son. That God Gave Him all authority and power- the power to heal the sick and to perform miracles. Dictionary.com defines a miracle as, “an effect or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause.” And of course the greatest miracle of all was the Resurrection on Easter Sunday morning, which is what we are celebrating at Easter. Jesus suffered and died in order that this fractured world and its people could have a relationship with God to deal with our sin once and for all. The idea of sin is difficult to explain but……. Imagine a totally pure white wall no blemishes nor marks- that is how God is. Totally pure. Then imagine you discover a mark on this beautiful wall. You can see it- big or small it is there and you know it…… it spoils the wall and nothing you can do or try removes it. You are stuck with something ruining the beauty and purity. Jesus restores the wall to its former glory- it is spotless and blemish free. Our sin is like the mark on the wall, impairing our relationship with God. As we eat our chocolate eggs; visit families; make Easter bonnets: do Easter egg hunts and enjoy a long weekend. Maybe just ponder over on this question We at St. Mark’s wish you all a blessed Eastertide

Debbie Debbie Veel, Licensed Lay Minister, St. Mark’s, Kempshott.


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22nd April 10.00am Service of the Word Acts 4:5-12 , John 10:11-18

All Welcome! Theme: APCM Acts 4:32-35, John 20:19-31

29th April 10.00am Service of the Word Acts 8:26-40, John 15:1-8

15th April 10.00am Service of the Word Acts 3:12-19, Luke 24:36b-48

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CHURCHES St Marks Church Office Tel: 840502 (Weekdays 9am - 1pm) Email: office@saintmarks.org.uk www.saintmarks.org.uk Kempshott Methodist Church Revd David Shaw 0118 958 1505 General enquiries 01256 468969 Sunday Morning Worship at 10.30am St Andrews Methodist Church, Western Way Office 816173 St. Joseph’s R.C. Church St. Michael’s Road, South Ham Fr. Mark Hogan Office 323595 South Basingstoke Community Church Sunday Morning Worship at 10.30am, Richard Aldworth School,Western Way Office 01256 316000 Website: www.bccnet.org.uk/south CHATTERBOX NURSERY Children aged 2years - 5 years Mon, Tues, & Thurs:- 8am - 3pm, Wed:- 8am - 3pm For more details call 01256 350533 (term time only) or email jjschatterboxnursery@outlook.com. NOAH’S ARK PLAY SCHOOL Noah’s opening time 8am - 4pm Monday to Friday Children aged from 2 - 5 years Call :01256 323853 or 07592 913953 or email:Kellylindas@aol.com.

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0333 0003 330 COMMUNITY POLICING Police (In emergency please dial 999) Police General Enquiries 101 Community Safety Patrol Officers Matthew Swales-Glasscoe Email: matthew.swales-glasscoe@basingstoke.gov.uk http://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/ Tel: 01256 844844 Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 BOROUGH COUNCILLORS - KEMPSHOTT Cllr Tony Capon - 07910 203772 Email: cllr.tony.capon@basingstoke.gov.uk Cllr Anne Court - 01256 354282 Email: cllr.a.court@basingstoke.gov.uk Cllr Hayley Eachus 01256 468324 (H) / 07775727097 (M) Email cllr.Hayley.Eachus@basingstoke.gov.uk

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