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t has given us great pleasure to help sponsor a concert in aid of the Ark Cancer Centre Charity, featuring the Clive Fortune Big Band to be held at Aldwoth School on Saturday 21st March. We are running a competition this month, offering five pairs of tickets for the event. For full details please see page 22. We are still in need of some volunteers to cover the Longacre as well as the Old Kempshott Lane area, please give me a call on 01256 354282 if you think you can help for a few hours a month.

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A resident from 6 Rose Close called us to advise that a small drone had 'crashed' in their garden at the beginning of February. If you have lost your drone, please pop round to reclaim it. Our next Kempshott Neighbourhood Watch meeting will be taking place on Monday 6th April at 7pm at Kempshott Village Hall. Any residents in this area are Richard, Anne & Andy invite to attend to learn more about crime and policing.

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CONTENTS. . . . . . . . . . TREE-MENDOUS RECYCLING Nearly 10,000 Christmas trees have been recycled following the festive season

Page 1: The Editor highlighting a tree-mendous recycling effort by the borough’s residents. Page 3: Basingstoke CSRF Page 4: Noah's Ark For the first time, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s garden waste customers Page 5: Kempshott Schools were able to leave their festive firs out for collection with their brown bin or sacks. Page 6: Shooting Stars This was in addition to the 22 Christmas tree drop off points around the borough that Page 14: Poetry Corner residents could take their real Christmas trees to. Page 14: Kempshott W.I. The 9,792 trees collected will now be transformed into ProGrow soil conditioner for Page 15: Phillips Solicitors gardens and wood chippings for borough council parks. Page 16: Nutrition tips for February Cabinet Member for Environment and Enforcement Cllr Hayley Eachus said: “This Page 18/19: Conservation News year we made recycling your Christmas tree even easier to do by collecting real trees through Page 20: Small Ads our garden waste collection service, as well as our drop off points. It is great news that nearly Page 21: Clarke and Son 10,000 trees have been collected this year. We can all do our bit to help recycle more and Page 22: Card Corner residents can be pleased their green contribution will help our parks and gardens bloom.” Page 22: Competition for Swing & String The council’s garden waste collection service takes place Page 26: What’s on Noticeboard all year round, with a two week break over Christmas and Page 27: News from Jolly Olly's New Year. Customers receive 25 fortnightly collections Page 32: Basingstoke Probus Club for an annual charge of £47. They have the option of There were members visitora at the meeting held on Wednesday 5 th February who Page 31: Knife48 crime awareness atand BCOT 1buying 240-litre capacity brown bin for £28.84 or Pagewelcomed 33: Citizens Advice were by the chairman, David Cowling. The secretary, Tony Brazier, gave details receive two 90-litre sacks, with additional sacks available Page 36: N2N for a charge. of Page the forthcoming trips and reminded everyone that the next meeting in March would be the 37: Kempshott Village Hall For more information or to sign up for the garden AGM and nominations should be submitted as soon as possible. The Page and 40: St.that Marksresolutions Church waste collection service visit www.basingstoke.gov.uk/ Page 41: Officer, Church Notice Boards Welfare Christine Broadbent, then gave her update on those members gardenwaste th who had not

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There were 48 members and 1 visitor at the meeting held on Wednesday 5 were welcomed by the chairman, David Cowling. The secretary, Tony Braz of the forthcoming trips and reminded everyone that the next meeting in Mar AGM and BASINGSTOKE that resolutions CIVIL and nominations should be submitted as soon a SERVICE RETIREMENT FELLOWSHIP Welfare Officer, Christine Broadbent, then gave her update on those memb been well and that she had visited or been in contact with.

The speaker this month was Allen Purkiss who was BASINGSTOKE CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT FELLOWSHIP

with Hampshire Constabulary for 30 years from 196 There were 48 members and 1 majority visitor at the meeting held in on the Wednesday February who He of his time traffic 5department. Page 42: Useful Contacts been well and that she had visited or been in contact with. were welcomed by the chairman, David Cowling. The secretary, Tony Brazier, gave details policing was that in his family as his great grandfather of BASINGSTOKE the forthcoming tripsCIVIL and reminded everyone the next meeting in March would be the The speaker this month was Allen Purkiss who was a police officer SERVICE RETIREMENT FELLOWSHIP Metropolitan Police force in 1839 after retiri Thereand were that 48 members and 1 with visitor at the meeting held onshould Wednesday February whoas were welcomed by thespent chairman, AGM resolutions and nominations be5th submitted soon as and possible. The Hampshire Constabulary for 30 RETIREMENT years from 1966 and the CIVIL SERVICE FELLOWSHIP David Cowling. The secretary, Tony Brazier, gave details of the forthcoming trips and reminded everyone that the next meeting Welfare Officer, Christine Broadbent, gave hershould update on those members who had not annual pension of £33. His grandfather also serve of histhen time in the traffic He explained how in March would be the AGM majority and that resolutions and nominations be department. submitted as soon as possible. The Welfare th Officer, Christine gave her was update on those members who had not been well and that she had visited or been been well and Broadbent, that shethen had visited or in been in contact with. At the meeting held on Wednesday 6 April the policing his family as his great grandfather had joined the Cha father was a reserve constable during the second world war. He in contact with. Metropolitan force inTotton 1839 and after moving retiring received an 61Police members and the Secretary, Tony Brazier, gave himself was stationed at Aldershot and before to officer speaker this month was Allen Purkiss was a police TheThe speaker this month was Allen Purkiss who was a police officerwho with Hampshire Constabulary pension £33. His grandfather served and thenPark his forannual 30 years from 1966 andof spent the majority of his timeyears in thealso traffic department. He spent explained with Hampshire Constabulary for 30 from 1966 and the on Brooklands Motor Museum and Hatchlands Basingstoke traffic in 1973 and twice received the Queen’s how policing was in his family as his great grandfather had joined the Metropolitan Police force father was a reserve constable during the second world war. He th majority ofretiring his time in an the traffic department. He explained how the in 1839 and after received annual pension of £33. Palace on Friday 17on June. Christine Broadbent, Commendation for Bravery Award. He went totohighlight some himself was stationedHis atpolicing Aldershot and Totton before moving grandfather also served and then his father was a reserve was in welcomed his family asback his great grandfather had joined the and those during the second world war.theHeQueen’s himself was members who had return Basingstoke traffic inconstable 1973 and twice received of the amusing, sad, dangerous, avoidable and often bizarre Metropolitan Police in 1839 and after retiring received an stationed at Aldershot and Totton force before moving to Basingstoke Commendation for Bravery Award. He went on to highlight some traffic in 1973 and twice received the Queen’s Commendation incidents that he was called onofto£33. dealHis with during his annual pension grandfather alsocareer. served and then his for Bravery Award. He went on to highlight some of the amusing, sad, dangerous, avoidable

of the was amusing, sad,thatdangerous, avoidable andhisoften bizarre father a reserve during thewith second war. He and often bizarre incidents constable he was called on to deal during world career. th incidents that he was called on to deal with during his career. The group’s outing is onto Dorney Wednesday March to himself was stationedThe atgroup’s Aldershot andisnext Totton before to next outing on Wednesday 25thmoving March Court where we25 will have an exclusive tour of this Tudor Manor House which is rarely open to the public. Basingstoke traffic 1973guided and twice received the Queen’s where we will have exclusive of this The in group’s next outing is on an Wednesday 25thguided March totour Dorney CourtTudo The next meeting is on 4th March which will be the Group’s AGM followed by a talk from Barbara Commendation for Bravery Award. He went on to highlight some where wefrom will have exclusive tour ofwethis Manor House which is rarely open toguided the public. Pullen Connect toan Support Hampshire. After the meeting will, Tudor as usual, be having lunch at of the the amusing, sad, dangerous, avoidable and often bizarre Conservative Club. The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at Brookvale Village Hall from 10am to 12noon which is rarely open to the public. and all retired Civil Servants, their relatives and friends are during welcome. his Further details about the group and information about th incidents that he was called on to4 deal with career. The meeting is March which will be the Group’s AGM followed our tripsnext can be obtained by contacting csrfbasingstoke@gmail.com th on The next meeting is on 4 March which will be the Group’s AGM followed by a talk from th BAS TheConnect group’s next outing is on Wednesday 25 March tothe Dorney Court Barbara Pullen from Connect toHampshire. Support Hampshire. After meeting w Barbara Pullen from to Support After the meeting we will, as usual, bewe David Cowling where we Conservative will have an The exclusive of first this Tudoron Manor having lunch at the Club. groupguided meets on the Wednesday ofHouse eachWed having lunch atConservative the Club. The tour group meets the first At the first meeting which is rarely open to the public. month at Brookvale Village Village Hall fromHall 10amfrom to 12noon retired Civil their month at Brookvale 10amand to all12noon andServants, all retired welcomed 44Civil mem Tel.: 01256 354282 relatives and friends are welcome. Further details about the group and information about th Tony in B The next meeting is on 4 Kempshott, March which will be the Group’s AGMabout followed bysecretary, a talk from relatives and friends are welcome. Further details the group and Address: 138 Coniston Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire. RG22 5HZ our trips can be obtained by contacting csrfbasingstoke@gmail.com. Broadben The speaker thisAfter month was Iain who Barbara from Connect to Support Hampshire. the meeting weKennedy will, Christine as usual, begave Website: Pullen www.kempshottkourier.co.uk

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4 Kempshott Village Hall Kempshott Village Hall Stratton Park Stratton Park Off Pack Lane Off Pack Lane Basingstoke Basingstoke RG22 5HN RG22 5HN Tel: 01256 323853 Tel: 01256 323853 November 2017

Manager Linda Kelly Mob: 07592 913953

Manager Linda Kelly

Chairperson Stephanie Chivers

kellylindas@aol.com Chairperson Stephanie Chivers

March 2020

We have had a fun first half term back where our topic was All About Me

Chinese New Year We celebrated Chinese New year with the children, playing with and painting noodles, using chop sticks and having different forthe thechildren children to smell to see what liked. also made lanterns andspecial did some dragon dancing too. Onspices this topic carried out activities whichthey included all We about their families and people to them. They also carried out activities about their favourite things; we started with an activity about their favourite colour.

Ladies Morning On Thursday 19th March 2020 we are inviting our mums, Nannies and aunties etc into the pre-school to Halloween / fireworks have a fun morning in with their child to celebrate Mothers Day. We will have nail painting and decorating biscuits and lots more fun activities for them to explore together. On our first week back this half term the children made many spooky creations for our spooktatular Halloween. The children dressed upare in their scary outfits favourite outfits) themed for Halloween day. Weour moved straight onto our time concert taking Rhyme Time The children practicing well(or with our Easter songs for sponsored rhyme explosive 1st fireworks with lotsmain of bright colours filling up our preschool with all thethe lovely crafts the children place on Wednesday Aprilactivities 2020 on the stage for parents to come and watch performance. made.

Kempshott Daytime Club On the 18th March the children will be joining Kempshott Daytime Club, at Kempshott Village Christmas Hall for an Easter activity morning of Singing, a Surprise Easter Egg Hunt and other fun activities. The Kempshott Daytime Club meets every Wednesday between 10 -12 and offers a varied programme of activities including craft, arts and food as it is now time for us to be thinking about Christmas and all the wonderful things this joyful time of year brings us, well light refreshments. from the children getting excited about Santa coming, to all of our Christmas theme crafts and cooking we will be Wehas will proven also be practicing for our end of term nativity that will be taking in mid-December. Our Facebookdoing. page to be very popular and Christmas offers lots of childcare tips, it isplace informative and well worth parents sharing and following. Here is the link if you would be interested. Noah's Ark Preschool, Kempshott Village Hall, Basingstoke. Garden update https: //www.facebook.com/noahsarkkempshott/ As autumn is here, the children are enjoying watching how the leaves change colour and getting ready to plant our

Places Available We stilland have spaces available our warm pre-school, central to Hatch Warren, winter vegetables watching them grow. Theat children plantedwelcoming pumpkins earlier in the yearwe thatare were harvested Brighton Hill, for and Beggar wood. If you are looking for a preschool who offer flexible and affordable childcare please ring Halloween; we also enjoyed pumpkin soup and crusty bread for snack. for a show round to discuss your childcare needs. We are open Monday to Thursday 8-4pm and Friday 8 – 3.30pm. If you are interested in your child coming to join our friendly caring preschool, we are open Monday-Friday 8am4pm. To contact us please call 01256 323853 or email kellylindas@aol.com or text 07592913953.

Two by Two parent toddler group Cuckoo Meadow Preschool

Rathbone Pavilion, Church North Waltham, RG25 2BL.9.45am-11.30am Tel: 01256 term 398172 Our two by twoRoad, toddler group runs on Wednesday mornings time only in the Kempshott village hall. There is no need to book just turn up on the day. We provide lots of exciting activities for you and your Hello from all at Cuckoo Meadow Preschool! child to do together around different themes each week and also include a snack and little story/song time at the

Cuckoo Meadow Pre-school

This term the children busy celebrating as we learnt abouttoo the New Year. children decorated end. Thehave group been is run by members of staff from thehave preschool withall helpers all Chinese ready to welcome you. The Cuckoo Meadow Pre-School offers a warm, friendly and stimulating environment for children aged 2 yrs 9 months up to rising 5 year olds. the classroom with lanterns and beautiful dragons made from their hand prints. We created masks honour yearlocation of in the heart of North Theto Pre-school is situatedthe in an enviable Waltham village, just 10 minutes drive from Kempshott. It has play areas the rat and did some mark making to help improve their pencil control. The children made Chinese which they suitable fordrums, outside play in the winter months as well as access to the Village Park and playing field in the summer. It has a fantastic team of established qualified staff who will be happy totook show you around or answer any then played whilst performing a traditional dragon dance. The pre-school take away was a majorandhit, the children questions you have regarding the pre-school or forthcoming events. Please contact Jo or Fiona ondown 01256 398172, email turns at taking orders and trying to use chopsticks. Snack time was also great fun with the preschoolers chowing cuckoomeadow@btconnect.com, or visit the website www.cuckoomeadow.org on noodles and prawn crackers. Following the half term we have been revisiting shapes. The children have been learning all the different shape names and learning useful rhymes that help them remember their properties like ‘Suzy Circle is big and round, all she does is roll around!”. We’ve been spotting shapes in the world around us and making our own shape inspired artwork such as triangular fish collages, circle print caterpillars and heart-shaped Valentine’s crafts. This month we will be talking about families in the run up to Mother’s Day and the children will be making some special cards and surprises for their mummies. There are still some spaces available at the Ofsted Outstanding ranked pre-school which is located just 10 minutes’ drive away in the beautiful rural village of North Waltham. The children who attend come from within the village and the surrounding areas including Oakley, Dummer, Hatch Warren, Kempshott and Beggarwood and all agree the location and wonderful caring staff mean it is more than worth the short journey. Please contact Jo or Fiona on 01256 398172 to come and see for yourself.

Hayley Thomas Puddleducks Baby and Toddler Group We are small, friendly group of local Mums, carers and grandparents who meet every Wednesday during term-time, 9-11am in the Rathbone Pavilion. We love to see new faces so come along and join us for free play, craft, stories, songs and a snack. Just £2 per child, £1 for babies and 50p for any siblings. Alice Crocker


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KEMPSHOTT SCHOOLS

Kempshott infant School

Wow! We have been printing, painting, collaging, cutting and creating at Kempshott Infant School this week, as well as dancing, drumming and exploring percussion instruments! Our Arts Week was very productive, extremely busy and really exciting. We hope you like the results! Each Year group looked at a particular part of the world. Year 2 found out about Australian art and made dramatic totem poles to represent animals. They used fine sticks to print colourful, dotted Aboriginal designs onto paper circles which then became the ends of rain sticks. They also carved Aboriginal designs into polystyrene tiles then rolled ink onto them and created prints. To celebrate the end of their week, Year 2 baked Anzac biscuits, school smelled delicious on Friday! Year 1 had great fun learning an African dance! They also really enjoyed drumming African rhythms. They painted stunning African sunsets using amazing colours. They then drew and cut out silhouettes of African animals and glued them to their paintings to create the foreground. Really beautiful and atmospheric pictures, well done Year 1! Year R made fans which they painted red and yellow and then added Chinese designs such as dragons, blossom and Chinese writing as they were looking at all things Asian. They also painted and collaged beautiful Japanese blossom trees and had fun hand-printing impressive peacocks. Now we are looking forward to our new topics. Year 2 will be finding out about Magnificent Monarchs, comparing Queen Victoria and our Queen Elizabeth and looking at how different life is now. Year R will be learning about The Little Red Hen and getting busy in the kitchen! Year 1 are heading Down on the Farm! They are really looking forward to Miller’s Ark farm coming to visit as well as a very special delivery! Watch this space for more information!

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Year 6 have been enjoying bike ability. They learned about safety on the roads, how to conduct a bike safety check and ensuring safety whilst biking in the roads. Year 5 have been engaging in their English and enjoying their topic the Highwayman. They watched a part of a non-fiction love story and have been writing their own piece. Year 4 have been continuing their studies about Anglo-Saxon and Beowolf whilst Year 3 pupils look forward to visiting the Gordan Brown Centre to continue their studies of mini beasts. Sports - Matthew (y5) will represent Basingstoke having won the year 5/6 cross country event earlier in the month in which lots of our pupils took part and represented the school very well indeed. There are several football league matches to play before Easter (weather permitting), along with hockey matches and a potential new coach for girl’s football! Reading ambassadors have been set up across the school. These children, one in each class, have been chosen to read books and publish reviews for the other children.

Spotlight continues to work with the school as our charity of the year. We have had book sales, a non-school uniform day and sweet sales. Ray (the Spotlight mascot) came into school to enjoy some time alongside us in our lessons!


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Full Throttle

All gassed up and ready to go, No brakes here whoa. No stopping now, I’m holding that crown. Flying full throttle, With these words no time to bottle. So much up in my head, It’s time to let it be read. Foot down on the peddle, Burning this metal. To let my mind run in full speed, No doubts here trying to exceed. Never looking down never plummet, Pushing myself to the very summit.

We’re so high now got to keep going, No holding back no slowing. Reaching for my goal, Pouring out my soul. Friends have my back, Now I’ll keep writing and never slack. Got to stick with it Keep on climbing, No hiding no declining. I’m moving up on a roll now, No throwing down that towel. I’m motivated and the engine is on, Revving and revving I’ll go on and on.

Ms M Kelson

Lady luck

I’m not superstitious and don’t carry a charm but just believing in luck can’t do any harm But why a rabbits foot or an old horseshoe, Is it something old or maybe something new That poor little bunny hopping about on 3 feet, before losing his foot he was ever so sweet That poor old horse walking about so lame just so that someone can throw his shoe in a game Surviving a fall after making a mistake, now some would call that a lucky break A roll of the dice and in heaven I’d be. If only to show lucky seven to me Skipping on paving stones as a child at play, I’ll not step on the cracks it would ruin my day Oh look down there, Safety Pin, Safety Pin bring me luck because I stopped to pick you up I’m sure as sure Lady Luck has no heart, especially when two lovers must part Me? No I’m not superstitious. I just don’t want my lucky bubble to burst. That’s why I always put my left shoe on first!

Bob Newman Eagle Close

Following a recent phone call, we would like to make it clear that the Kempshott Kourier relies and depends on contributions from the local community to make it the success it is. We must, however make it clear that all views expressed by contributors are their own and not necessarily endorsed by the Kourier. We do our best to ensure that, as far as we possibly can, contributors are genuine and that content is not in any way misleading. We do have a 'disclaimer' to this effect underneath our Useful Contacts section at the back of each edition.

Kempshott W.I

It was a great pleasure to welcome back so many of our existing members to the January meeting and they enjoyed a lunch prepared by the committee, followed by a game of Beetle. It was also good to welcome two new ladies and I hope they will enjoy being members of what has become one of the fastest growing WIs in Hampshire. Fortunately so far this year we haven’t had a repeat of the heavy snow that paralysed Basingstoke in 2019 and as the evenings start to get lighter and the gardens spring back to life it is to be hoped that the weather will be kind and our meetings will be able to proceed as scheduled. All our speakers and activities for 2020 are now confirmed and we have a full and interesting programme to take us through the year. Our Social afternoons for members only also continue to expand and offer the opportunity to pursue all sorts of activities. We meet in Kempshott Village Hall on the fourth Monday of the month at 2.30pm so please come along if you would like to meet us. If you would like more information about the WI please contact our President Barbara Hutton 01256 460475 or email meekmoi@aol.com


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A GOOD TIME TO MAKE A WILL

One of the best times to think about writing a Will is when you buy your first property. Unless you have a 100% mortgage you will have some equity in the property and therefore something to leave. If you are buying a property jointly, you will also need to make some form of provision if you die. This is because should one of the joint property owners die, his or her share in the property will not automatically pass to the surviving owner. When drawing up a Will, it is a good idea to list all of your assets so you can think whether there are any items you would like to pass on to particular family members and friends. Bear in mind that the value of your home can increase your estate to over the threshold for Inheritance Tax, which is currently ÂŁ325,000. If the total value of your estate is less than this amount there will be no tax to pay. For those who already have a Will, it is worth reviewing it every five years or so to reflect any life changes and major events such as having children, getting married or divorced. Our Wills and Probate team can help you make the right decisions in relation to your Will, to ensure it reflects your wishes and provides appropriately for those you care about most. We will ensure that all the wording is legally sound and that there are no loopholes that could endanger your estate. Once your Will is written it will be permanent unless you decide to change it or make a new one. For more information contact Lucy Watson, head of our Wills and Probate team by calling 01256 460830 or email lucy.watson@phillips-law.co.uk Phillips Solicitors Town Gate 38 London Street Basingstoke Hampshire RG21 7NY t. 01256 460830 f. 01256 854638 e. legal@phillips-law.co.uk w. phillips-law.co.uk dx. 123073 Basingstoke 10


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Basingstoke Discovery Centre MARCH 2020 EVENTS AT Basingstoke Discovery Basingstoke Discovery CentreCentre Basingstoke Discovery Centre BASINGSTOKE DISCOVERY CENTRE Basingstok

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Basingstoke Astronomical Society | Tuesday 10 March 6-8pm | £5

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The Wreck of the Titanic | Tuesday 31 March 2pm | £5

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When the RMS Titanic went down on the night of 15 April 1912 more than 1,500 people lost their lives. The terrible disaster rocked the shipping world, was the subject of an intensive inquiry and has subsequently been featured in numerous books and films. This talk looks at the building of the ship, and its intended role in maritime trade of the period. Most of the talk, however, concentrates on the ships final voyage and the wreck. It explains what happened on that fateful night, and why. It also seeks to debunk the myths and correct misconceptions – including the famous “moving deckchairs on the Titanic”.

MUSHROOMS WITH ADDED VITAMIN D ARE NOW A “THING” So is this good or bad, I hear you say… Well considering we live in a Vitamin D pandemic (slight exaggeration)

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Although most humans are not deficient, Levels are usually not optimal either…. The best source of Vitamin D is sunlight, and if that is scarce (I personally can’t even remember what the sun looks like) Then supplementation is recommended, Some foods such as fish, eggs, dairy + shrooms all provide a small amount of VitD, But in really tiny amounts, So adding Vitamin D to common foods we consume whereby we can benefit from all other nutrients that exist within that food item at the same time Is OF COURSE a fabulous addition to human existence! All the more reason now to eat the fungi, woohoo! Look out for the Vitamin D mushrooms next time you go shopping

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News from Jolly Olly’s Coffee Shop

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Hooray! We have reached March; the days are getting longer, the clocks will change and we will celebrate Saint David’s Day with bunches of daffodils on the tables!

Hello to e Wheelchair Access Following recent discussions with two of our customers who are wheelchair users, I have purchased two kerb ramps. I am also currently looking into sourcing some rubber matting which we can lay over Oakley Pedalers the gravel outside the entrance to Jolly Olly’s to create a flatter surface with less friction. I hope that this will help with improving access to the shop but I will follow up with our customers once we have begun using it in order to check that it is helpful. Please do remember that, if you can call ahead, we will make our parking space available outside the shop Congratulations to the for customers with disabilities that make it tricky for them to walk very far (01256 782658).

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Mothers’ Day Mothers’ Day is on March 22nd. Although we are not open on Sundays, we can still help you outwhen with they stop boost a gift for your Mum. We sell vouchers for afternoon tea priced at £12.50 per person and gift vouchers too. If you bring Well your Mum in for a cup of tea during the week leading up to 22nd we’ll treat her to a free mini brownie with her done cup ofto Tony Wi in aid of a fantastic ca tea! Just quote the offer number MUM20 A Woolly Plea! As many of our customers know, we have a team of volunteer knitters who come along to our knitting club the giant on a Saturday Afternoon and knit for charity. In the past we have been very fortunate in that customers haveRaffles, donated lots of wool to the cause, so much so that we ran out of room to store it in the end! Since this time, much knitting has been made and stocks of wool are depleted and so we were wondering if anyone out there has a stash of unused woolThe theyWedding would be willing to donate? I am always amazed by the amount of community spirit that pours in when we ask...thank you!

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Kempshott Wildlife, Green Space KEMPSHOTT WILDLIFE, GREEN SPACE Old Down & Beggarwood Wildlife Group The Group is having its AGM at Old Down Hall on Tuesday 7 April starting at 7:30 pm. There will be refreshments (tea, coffee and cake) and a short presentation showing photographs of a wildlife trip to Romania - couple of photos below to give an idea of what to expect. Please come along and please consider joining as a member – it is only £5.00 per annum – and new committee members are most welcome. Maintaining Old Down and Beggarwood as open spaces for wildlife and the public is a most worthy cause.

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There are regular work parties on Old Down but for the last year or so the Group has been unable to get enough volunteers for a work party on Beggarwood. It is really good to advise that a monthly work party will be happening on Beggarwood in the near future – will probably be monthly on a Saturday or Sunday. Please check the Group website for updates. Hopefully the Group will be able to give more information at the AGM. During February there were some good sightings of Bullfinches on Old Down. They have a distinctive call and so are easy to hear but they are not always so easy to see despite the striking coral pink of the male. One morning 3 pairs were seen within a short space of time. Work Parties For Old Down, we meet outside Old Down Hall every Thursday 10-12noon. But always check our website just in case there is a cancellation or change. It is hoped that work parties will be restarting on Beggarwood very soon. If anyone is interested in joining either of the work parties just come along or contact the Group to discuss. Besides getting a bit of exercise, the work parties are a lovely opportunity for a good old chat!

FUZZY DROVE CONSERVATION GROUP For details of working parties and other activities, find us on Facebook or at our website www.fuzzydrove.co.uk If you would just like more information about any work we do, please email contact@fuzzydrove.co.uk and we will be pleased to help.

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A balance must be struck! We are continuing to add trees and shrubs to the "Shrub Line" in Down Grange Meadow. Why plant more, you may ask, especially as we, or Community Payback, seem to be spending so much time digging up stuff? It is a good question, but we are trying to strike a balance between increasing the variety of trees and shrubs, or floristic diversity to give its technical name, and keeping the existing scrub under control. More……………………………….


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and AND Conservation for FEBRUARY March CONSERVATIONNews NEWS FOR With very few exceptions, all the trees and shrubs in the Meadow are "native" or "naturalised" species. Roughly, "native" means they have been here since the end of the last ice age and "naturalised" means they were introduced sometime between the Romans and the turn of last century. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a broad generalisation but you get the picture. Essentially, the longer a plant has been here, the more insects and other invertebrates will have made it their home. Some examples: Hazel can attract around 250 species that will use it to feed on catkins in winter and spring, its leaves in spring and summer and the nuts in autumn. This number is an underestimate, as there are groups of insects that are little studied, such as tiny wasps and flies which are not included in these counts. Also, these species will also be preyed upon in turn by other parasitic species, so the total number depending on Hazel for survival is very much higher. Compare this with Dogwood, which has only 10 species of invertebrates that use it. Dogwood, while naturalised, is an import from North America, so has not had long enough for our insects and mini-beasts to find it useful. Invertebrates, while a very good indicator of a plant's utility, other animals, such as birds, use trees and shrubs as well. For example, the Wayfaring tree (used by 21 invertebrate species) and Spindle (with 20 species) both provide berries for birds in autumn and winter.

Wayfaring tree (Viburnum lantana)

Spindle (Euonymus europaeus)

One factor we have to battle with constantly is that grassland, given its head, wants to be woodland. Without human or animal intervention, grassland will tend to first scrub over with Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Bramble and Dog Rose, closely followed by Oak, Beech, Field Maple and Ash. After about 50 years, as the trees mature and become established, their canopy will shade out the understory resulting in woodland. One reason why this happens is that native shrubs tend to be "invasive", which means if you turn your back on them for any length of time, you have a problem. We do want some scrub as it provides another useful habitat, but it must be controlled. Our Work Party dates for the remainder of the season Date Sunday, 8 March

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Thursday, 19 March

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Sunday, 29 March

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Why not get fit for spring by joining one of our Work Parties? New faces are always welcome. All tools are supplied, but please bring your own gloves. If the work involves Bramble or Rose Briar we can provide heavy duty gloves. For Down Grange Meadow, we meet at the Homesteads Road entrance near St. Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church. The Old Hedgerow meeting point is behind 77-155 Coniston Road.


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THE NEW BEGGARWOOD SURGERY

Beggarwood Surgery, Broadmere Road, Beggarwood, Basingstoke, RG22 4AQ Telephone: 01256 396500 Website: www.beggarwoodsurgery.co.uk Staff members: Felicity Greene NHUC Chief Exec Karen Blackhall General Manager Dr K Oshiga Clinical Lead Chris Stark Chief Nurse Welcome to the first of the Beggarwood Surgery’s PPG’s monthly newsletters. As you will know the surgery is now owned and run by NHUC since November 2019. They have spent the last few months reorganising and updating practices, services and premises and would now like to introduce themselves to the community. What has been done so far? Dr K Oshiga NHUC is a not-for-profit Community Benefit organisation whose key focus is to provide high quality clinical care. Since taking over the practice it has been extremely busy improving services. The plan is to build a team of permanent employees and stop the revolving door of agency and locum staff. Staff training will be paramount in 2020. The aim is to provide best practice and to meet all CQC requirements and national standards.

We know that in the past patients have struggled to get appointments. To this end administrative staff numbers have been increased and a General Manager has been appointed. There are also a number of on-line and text messaging services as well as a revised appointment booking service which ensures same day appointments for urgent needs as well as pre-bookable and non-urgent appointments. Some of you may have noticed that there is now a regular screening system for long-term health problems. Karen Blackhall

Relaxation Techniques Session Friday 6th March 12:30 – 2pm at Beggarwood Surgery There is a free 90 minute session given by Italk that teaches simple but effective ways to relax. More information can be found on the Beggarwood Surgery website, or at http://bit.ly/italkrelax. Booking is essential as places are limited

Thursday 30th April NHUC would like the opportunity to present their vision for the future of the Beggarwood Practice to the community and therefore, all patients, residents and friends are invited to attend a Wine & Cheese Evening to celebrate the New Beggarwood Surgery. The evening commences at 7.00pm with a glass of sparkling wine and light refreshments At this event you will meet the surgery clinicians and staff. There will be plenty of time for you to ask questions.

PLAY CROQUET!

Croquet: six hoops, four balls, two mallets and a patch of grass. Sounds easy enough? However croquet is a game of skill and strategy, angles, tactics, guile. A bit like snooker on grass. It is enjoyable at all levels and you don’t need to be Olympic fit to play it. Since the merger with Thorneycroft bowls club last year there is now an excellent facility in Basingstoke with a top class lawn and a cosy clubhouse. If you would like to give it a try there are 2 free open days on Saturday 18 April and Saturday 9 May where you can just turn up anytime between 10am and 3pm and have a go. Equipment will be provided, just wear casual comfortable clothes and flat shoes. There is no charge. If you are involved in any type of social or work group we can arrange a fun afternoon for between 4 and 12 players for which a modest per person fee will be charged. If you are interested please contact Barbara Cummins: barbara130400@hotmail.com Please see our website for more information: www.basingstokecroquet.co.uk


21 Question Is there anything you can do to speed up the sale of your property?

Answer Simon Pook – Head of Residential Property You have made the decision to move, perhaps you want an extra bedroom, or maybe the kids have moved out and you are downsizing to a smaller property. You have had the house valued, chosen an estate agent and it is about to go on the market. You may even have found the perfect place that you want to buy so need to sell quickly so you don’t lose your purchase. Is there anything you can do to help speed up the sale? In short, Yes! There are numerous websites offering advice on how to prepare your house for viewings or if you should carry out any work on the property and your estate agent will be well placed to advise you on this. There are however, various think you can arrange to enable to the sale to proceed quickly as soon as you have a buyer. Firstly, instruct your solicitors as soon as possible. You will need to visit them with ID documents (such as a driving license, passport and utility bill) to prove who you are and the earlier this is done the better. You will need to complete a property Information Form and a Fixtures and contents list that details what you are including with the sale and what you are taking with you. Whilst viewings are taking place and you are looking for a buyer is the perfect time to be working on these forms. You will need to collate any planning permissions, building regulations paperwork and guarantees for building work that has been carried out, FENSA certificates and warranties for any replacement windows and GASESAFE certificates and guarantees for replacement boilers. The sooner you have these together, the quicker your solicitor can send them over to any buyer. If your boiler hasn’t been serviced for a while you may wish to have it serviced at this stage. If it is a while since the last service a buyer is likely to ask for it to be done, and whilst you don’t have to, it may assist the sale if you have had it done. If you have a mortgage, make sure that you have your account number and contact details for your lender handy – your solicitor will need these too. Finally, if you own a leasehold property, you will need to gather ground rent and service charges statements and receipts. You will need a pack of information from the freeholder and it is worth contacting them at an early stage to find out how much this would be so that it can be ordered as soon as a buyer has been found to avoid delays at a later stage. If you have a query or would like to book an appointment with our Residential Property team then please get in touch with our First Contact team on 01256 320555 or email mail@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.

LOCAL DANCERS COMPETING ON A WORLD STAGE

7 local dancers Ellie, Ella, Katie, Rose, Amelia, Eleanor and Naomi have been selected along with 28 other dancers from Basingstoke Academy of Dancing (BAD) to represent Team England at the 2020 Dance World Cup being held in Rome. This is a very exciting opportunity for the girls and they are all very busy with rehearsals. Dance World Cup is the largest dance competition in the world with over 6,000 competitors from 48 countries competing in the finals. This is the greatest all-genre dance competition in the world for children and young adults. As well as training hard the girls will be involved in numerous Fundraising Activities to raise money to go towards all the dancers’ additional costs in travelling to this competition and they would really appreciate any local support. BAD have set up a Go Fund Me Page for anyone wishing to donate to help all these dedicated girls on their way to an opportunity of a lifetime www.Gofundme.com and search for our page called Help B.A.D compete for Team England in Rome. You can also sign up to Easy Fundraising and fundraise whilst doing your online shopping, without costing you a penny! http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/teambad The Dance School will be holding fundraising activities at the Studios in Joules Road, Houndmills. 1st March – Fundraising Carwash 29th March – Sponsored hair shave and/or chest wax! 2nd May – Solo Mia Spring Fashion Show Raffle –If anyone has any Raffle Prizes they could donate we would be most grateful. If you are interested in more information please contact Debbie Robinson at debbierobinson29@hotmail.com or 07824 880808. On behalf of the dancers, thank you for supporting our local girls.


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The history of the spud dating back to 1590 when it arrived in the UK as a plant grown for its flowers was fascinating. However, since we have a potato growing competition again this year, we were eager to learn about the various varieties and how best to grow them for maximum yield. Potatoes are greedy feeders so require good compost, regular feeding and watering. They prefer acidic soil and will appear with scabs if it’s too alkaline, not that it affects the potato just its appearance. Talking about appearance, please note that green potatoes are poisonous so keep them well covered as they grow and after harvesting. Chris talked about the various types of spuds, 1st Early, 2nd Early and Main Crop and discussed many of the named varieties in each group. Vivaldi – a 2nd Early variety, is known as the slimmer’s potato as it is lower in calories and carbohydrates than many other popular varieties. There were far too many “gems” from the evening to detail here, but did you know that the well known “Jersey Royal” is actually a variety known as International Kidney. Under a Protected Designation of Origin only those grown in Jersey can be called Jersey Royals but whatever its name is they are certainly good new potatoes. So, with Easter only just over a month away, I wonder, will you be planting your potatoes on Good Friday in line with the Lunar calendar? Our next meeting in Kempshott Village Hall will be on Monday March 16th at 7.30pm when Kate & Eleanor who were finalists in the 2014 BBC2 Allotment Competition will be our speakers. If you would like further details, please contact either: -Vida Sinden – Chairman – 01256 466281 or Philip Wraight – Vice Chairman - 01256 324185

"Apologies to anyone who tried to attend our meeting at Kempshott Village Hall on Monday 17th February which had to be cancelled. We were advised of the roadworks affecting access to Hall, well after the cut-off date for the February edition which advertised the meeting. The good news is that our speaker, Mike Read, a professional photographer, has been rebooked for January 2021 to give the same talk and presentation. Details will be advised nearer the time. Philip Wraight - Vice Chairman - Basingstoke Horticultural Society"


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Christmas Shoe boxes are just one of the international aspects of Rotary. There are 33,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Our Club has connections with people and The audience audience The audience wereKenya were givenand given an Zambia outstanding an outstanding concert. concert. The were given an outstanding concert. projects in Belgium, The Anvil Anvil The itself itself Anvil isis itself Charity is a Charity which which received received much much The aa Charity which received much needed needed revenue revenue from a from nearly a nearly full house. full house. And profit And profit needed revenue from a nearly full house. And profit was made was made for charities for charities supported supported by your by local your was made for charities supported by your local local Rotary.Rotary. Rotary. Someof of Some youof are you doubtless are doubtless awarethat aware thatwe we that have webeen been have been Some you are doubtless aware have supporting supporting the Ark the Cancer Ark Cancer charity charity for a number for a number of of supporting the Ark Cancer charity for a number of years and years and we we and arewe continuing are continuing to support support to support this great great this great years are continuing to this project. project. However However lead lead by our by President our President Alf Alf project. However lead by our President Alf Save the Date 3rd May 2020 Basingstoke Festival of McCarthy McCarthy we have we started have started a new a project new project to help to the help the McCarthy we have started a new project to help the Transport, War Memorial Park, Cardiology Cardiology Unitat atUnit Basingstoke at Basingstoke andNorth North andHampshire North Hampshire Hampshire Cardiology Unit Basingstoke and Basingstoke: 11.00 - 16.00pm: Basingstoke is aof group of 35men & women wide variety of backgrounds. live in locally Basingstoke DeaneDeane RotaryRotary group of35men 35men women fromaafrom wideavariety variety ofbackgrounds. backgrounds. Alllive liveAll locally inthe the in the Basingstoke Deane Rotary isisaagroup &&women from wide of All locally Basingstoke Deane Rotary is a group of 35men & women from a wide variety of backgrounds. All live locally in the borough but some commute to work outside Basingstoke. Most joined Rotary to help others less fortunate, borough but some commute to work outside Basingstoke. Most joined Rotary to help others less fortunate, and borough but some commute to work outside Basingstoke. Most joined Rotary to help others less fortunate, and and boroughthey but some commute toDeane work outside Basingstoke. Most joined Rotary todimension help others fortunate, and they find Basingstoke Deane adds another extremely enjoyable dimension tolives. their lives. they find Basingstoke Deane RotaryRotary adds another extremely enjoyable dimension toless their lives. find Basingstoke Rotary adds another extremely enjoyable to their theylike findto Deane Rotary adds another extremely enjoyable dimension to theirto lives. youwould would If you would like toBasingstoke like findto out find more out about more about howwe we how enjoy weourselves, ourselves, enjoy ourselves, justtune tune just towww.rcbd.org.uk www.rcbd.org.uk in to www.rcbd.org.uk to seewhat to what seewe we what we IfIfyou find out more about how enjoy just inintune to see If you would like to find out more about how we enjoy ourselves, just tune in to www.rcbd.org.uk to see what we have coming have coming up, or up, contact or contact Helen Helen or Paul or above Paul above to find to out find more out . more We think . We you’ll think be you’ll pleasantly be pleasantly surprised. surprised. have coming up, or contact Helen or Paul above to find out more . We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. have coming up, or contact Helen or Paul above to find out more . We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Facebook: Facebook: @RotaryBasingstokeDeane @RotaryBasingstokeDeane Twitter: Twitter: @RBstokeDeane @RBstokeDeane Facebook: @RotaryBasingstokeDeane Twitter: @RBstokeDeane Facebook: @RotaryBasingstokeDeane Twitter: @RBstokeDeane


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PUBLIC ASKED FOR THEIR VIEWS AS PROJECT TO UPGRADE HEALTH SERVICES MOVES FORWARD

What are your priorities for healthcare services in Hampshire? That’s the question being asked by local NHS organisations as they embark on a project to upgrade hospital and health services across the county. Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the trusts chosen to receive funding as part of the Department of Health and Social Care’s Health Infrastructure Plan (HIP), which is designed to support 40 hospital building projects across the country between 2025 and 2030. Alex Whitfield, chief executive of Hampshire Hospitals, which runs Andover War Memorial Hospital, Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and Royal Hampshire County Hospital, in Winchester, said: “We are looking forward to working with our staff, patients and the public to ensure that we create a healthcare infrastructure that is fit for the future. “By working alongside our partner organisations in health and social care, our aim is to develop services that deliver the right care, in the right place, at the right time for communities across Hampshire". “As a first step, we have created an online survey, giving people the opportunity to express their priorities for healthcare services. There are a number of possibilities under consideration and at this stage nothing has been ruled in or out, so we need as many people as possible to tell us what they think is most important as we set off on our journey.” Since the announcement in September, the trust has been carrying out preliminary work with the government and partner organisations to work out the best way to take the project forward. Confirmation of guidelines and initial funding to produce a business case has now been received and a team is being brought together to begin the work. “Our hospitals are much-loved and have done great service, but they were built many years ago and are now showing their age,” Alex added. “We are delighted that central government has recognised this by awarding us Health Infrastructure funding – and look forward to a time when we can provide a more modern environment, designed for the needs of our patients and staff both today and in the future.” Visit www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ModernisingOurHospitals to take part in the survey, which will close at 9.00am on Wednesday 18 March.

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Net Zero by 2040 You may have read about the £1billion commitment made by our CEO Mike Coupe recently, surrounding Net Zero by 2040. Reducing our operational carbon emissions has been something the store has been at the forefront with during the last few years. You should recall the work we completed to install the innovative heating solution, which draws heat from the water table beneath the car park, to help generate power for our refrigeration supply at the store. We’ve also installed a new air flow system in our chilled food aisles, with the help of the Formula 1 team Williams Racing, to keep cool air within the chilled section, instead of the aisle, helping to reduce lost energy. Sainsbury’s are also in advanced trials to launch electric delivery vehicles during the next few years. Affectionately named Evie and Stevie, they’re undergoing testing in the London area. You can read about and, keep abreast of the many changes you’ll see, at this link. https://www.about.sainsburys.co.uk/ netzero Sport Relief 2020 Sport Relief Day is March 13th. Our PR Ambassador will once again be braving the leg wax on Friday 13th at 1pm, at the front of the store. We’ll also be holding several Sport themed challenges for customers and colleagues so, keep an eye out on our noticeboard and customer services desk for more details. Egg-cellent News Sustainability plays an important part within our sourcing of products for customers. You can now track the eggs you purchase from any Sainsbury’s, to the precise farm where they began their journey to the shelves. Simply type in the number printed on your egg to crack the code and, unscramble the information about the farmer and some egg-cellent recipes as well. https://www.about.sainsburys.co.uk/eggtracker Changes at the Store We’ll be changing a few things at the store starting on March 9th for 10 days. Aisle 10 will become our new Wellness Aisle packed with the latest products from vitamins to supplements and everything in between. Colleagues will be on hand to help direct you during the re-fit so, please bear with us, as we try and keep disruption to a minimum.


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These officers run aTie variety campaigns such assure Dog Fouling, Litter & Graffiti Boxing and The Festival of those people who are not aware they have high and to make they don’t go astray WHAT’S HAPPENING IN JANUARYFestival 2019 of WHATcommunities, IS ROTARY both local and Boxing Thefor Basingstoke Rotary is “on about helping they Transport. work in event partnership with other localevents agencies. Theytocan also issue the spot fines”, confiscate alcohol, deal with those people who arethe not aware theyappropriate have high The and income these is goes blood pressure, they are given the Rotarians supervise whole process including Rotary is about helping communities, both local and ITScauses NOT TOO LATE TO FOR internationally through our network ofmake clubs with 1.2 Transport. The income for events is goes to7pm advice abandoned vehicles. Their normal work hours are 7am to andvolunteers they operate athey Zero Tolerance approach. As with the blood pressure, are given to the appropriate support local and athese fewBOOK carefully chosen and that may be go straight to hospital, (do going to the countries sure ITS NOT TOO LATE TO BOOK FOR internationally through our network of clubs with 1.2 police, theyBasingstoke cover large areasand which obviously affects their visibility. Concert Deane Rotary 11ththCharity million members in over 200 countries. It is a nonsupport localones causes a few carefully chosen advice and that may be go straight to hospital, (do International the boxes the right children not Pass Go get andtodo not collect £200! ) It Foris those Charity Concert Basingstoke Deane Rotary 11 million members in over 200 countries. a nonBAND of HER MAJESTY’S ROYAL MARINES religious anditand non-political organization comprised of International ones Pass Go dohave notofficers collect £200! )comprised For those One ofTHE thefor other things we do is to honour our Motto few people may been life saving. Look outofficers, PCSO stands Police Community Safety Officer. Hampshirenot Constabulary. These are not warranted THE BAND of HER MAJESTY’S ROYAL MARINES religious and non-political organization of THE ANVIL BASINGSTOKE both men and women. There are 77 clubs in our One of the other things we do is to honour our Motto few it may have been life saving. out ‘Service above Self’ and serve our community by Topeople join infor the fun and get more information which means that apart from some circumstances, they cannot arrest people, but they do have the power toLook detain anyone next April Stroke Awareness Day 2020 and THE ANVIL BASINGSTOKE both men and women. There are 77 clubs in our th January, 3.00pm Sunday 27inththeir Wessex area which covers most ofour Hampshire, the Isle They ‘Service above Self’pending and serve our community by about the shoebox scheme see website or next April for Stroke Awareness Day 2020 and assisting charities activities. where legallyother necessary, support by a PC if necessary. Their uniform clearly displays their group name. come and get your blood pressure taken 3.00pm Sunday 27 January, Wessex area which covers most ofparts Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, the Channel Islands, and of Dorset and assisting other charities inArk their activities. Facebook (details below), and get anDorset haveWe’ve designated powers on issues like anti-social alcohol, transport and and fixed penalty They come getpage your blood pressure taken supported The Cancer Centre behaviour, Charity tobacco, On Satand 30th November 2019 you’ll see usnotices. being of Wight, the Channel Islands, parts of and Wiltshire, and they dowith some fantastic work each year.power information leaflet details, of age groups We’ve Ark Cancer Centre Charity usually operate on a twoThe shift system, each of eight hours with 8am & 3pm starts. Although they don’t have a PC’s On Sat 30th November 2019 you’ll see us being since itssupported inception not only financially but also by Elves andarea helping Overton Christmas Fair, 13.00 MAKE A DIFFERNCE Wiltshire, andraises theyatdo some fantastic work each year. Wessex approximately £2.2million each andand contents and also importantly items NOT of arrest, they power to make the equivalent ofbya “Citizens Arrest”, given reasonable grounds, in cases such as since its have inception not only financially but also Elves helping atbeOverton Christmas Fair, 13.00 providing manthe(woman) power: we’ve bucket Wessex area raises approximately £2.2million each -18.00pm. You’ll able to book to see Santa. year and spend around 100,000 hours helping the lessas the to include. We will ask you to attach £1 coin to Arson, Criminal Damage, Theft, Assault, Burglary, Possession of controlled drugs etc. The PCSO role is often seen providing man (woman) power: we’ve bucket -18.00pm. You’ll be able book to seeshop Santa. collected theimagine Star Wars event and Day last year and spend around 100,000 hours helping the in less Canat you Christmas withfor noArk presents? Recently we’ve helped runtothe Pop-up fortunate inoften communities, true toin our motto – each box toour cover transportation costs first step a PC.Wars Remember thatfor these cover large areas, spending most time areas of identified collected atThat’s the and Arkofficers DayJane last Recently we’ve helped run the Pop-up shop in fortunate in our communities, true to our motto – Junetoasbecoming well as Star having funevent with the wonderful the reality for some children Overton to raise funds for Lordsfield Swimming ‘Service Above Self’. crime. More information can fun be found by awonderful CSPO orfunds Basingstoke PCSO. Swimming June asbenches. well as having with Janeof Basingstoke ‘Service Above Self’. Overton to raise for Lordsfield Austen You can see ourthe JaneGoogle Rotarysearch bench Pool, an important community asset Deliver your completed box to one of our Austen benches. You seeThe ourAnvil Janeable Rotary bench year Rotary incan Basingstoke are to Pool, an important community Whilst the subject of our police officers, may Isend remind that inup May, there will we be elections for the Police & in on theEach entrance to the Radiotherapy department at residents In the Run to Christmas provide, cook and Tickets available from Box Office. THE CLUB IN ACTION INasset DECEMBER st October. collection points by 21 Build A Bear Tickets available from The Anvil Box Office. CLUB IN IN DECEMBER in theshoeboxes entrance to department full ofthe toysRadiotherapy and exciting items to children Crime Commissioner for Hampshire. This role will cover 4Ayears and will to aACTION large extent determine policing of In RunTHE up to Christmas we provide, cook andto Basingstoke hospital. serve Christmas lunch to the people who attend dozen of our “elves” gave a helping hand Unashamedly patriotic, a fabulous concert ! atthe next 1ststthe Workshop, Festival Place. Oakley Carpets, A dozen of our “elves” gave a helping hand to Unashamedly patriotic, fabulous concert ! 1 who don’t a lot. do athis we need your help. Basingstoke and other areas ofTo Hampshire. Astheir yet candidates names have not been announced, but I would recommend Basingstoke hospital. serve Christmas lunch to the people who attend We also help Sthave Michael’s Hospice with events: The Camrose Centre and the helpers. The Father Christmas at Overton Christmas Andover Rd Oakley. Parnell Jordy andMarket Harvey, Christmas atthey Overton Christmas Market Itthis can be your workplace, church, club, yourcandidate’s school, that when happens, you look carefully at each onprovided how will carry outhelpers. their role. Ideally We help St Michael’s Hospice with their events: nd A Camrose The Centre and the TheSt the The also ‘Moonlight Walk’, providing refreshments, and statements team car parking marshals for the 2Father Rotary Shoebox Update Camrose Centre is a drop-in service providing Estate Agents, Overton. Eden Mazda, London ndthe Scout, cub, Brownie & Guide groups, your children, role should be totally independent of political affiliations and be best possible partnership, working with ourStChief A team provided car parking marshals for the 2 Rotary Shoebox Update The ‘Moonlight Walk’, providing refreshments, and Camrose Centre is a drop-in service providing some members took part. We car park for the Michael’s Hospice Light up Lifehomeless, event Our shoeboxes went to our central collecting area & support and assistance to athe vulnerably Rd, Old Basing grandchildren or just you. Can you help? Constable Olivia Pinkney to provide us with the best possible policing. Please research & choose wisely. Michael’s Hospice Light up a Life event Our shoeboxes went to our central collecting area & th some members took part. We car park for the support and assistance to the homeless, vulnerably important up a Life’ and transport the ‘Farleigh Wallopin housed provide peoplepower fora lot theofPelican Cancer 16 IfthWe were then‘Light distributed by road to children Basingstoke. youin are an organisation with peoplepower for the Pelican of Cancer 16 Weinprovide were then distributed by water road transport to children important ‘Light a Life’ andquestions the ‘Farleigh Wallop Foundation Festive with a that couple Albania, Moldova, Montenegro and Rumania, making ain system, housed Basingstoke. Woodland Walk’. We run stations for ‘The At our local meeting Iup had several about theBig Alert how itplease works May Iassay are shoeboxes get inRun touch we may ifbe Service above Self Fun isetc. fun and we get a you lot our of at all Foundation Festive Fun Run with a couple of our We need shoeboxes full of goodies such as things Albania, Moldova, Montenegro and Rumania, making a Woodland Walk’. We run stations for ‘The Big members also donning a Santa suit to take part totalinofand 27,000 shoeboxes sent from theregister Wessex interested your locality, you should onRotary the national website even if that is just as a resident. Our Service above Self is fun and we get a lot ofPCSO’s Wheel’ also for thethen Halfwater Marathon able to arrange collection if you give us some enjoyment doing all these varied events to of play with - shoeboxes ball, members also donning a Santa suit to take part Itlunch total 27,000 sent from the Wessex Rotary Wheel’ and also for the Half Marathon district, full of goodies, to arope, little happiness under 18 We provided, cooked and served a Festive provide regular updates asskipping to give what theysmall are games, doingtoand whatenjoyment isthnotice happening in the areas that they police. is all free doing all these varied events th We provided, cooked and served a Festive lunch cards,full dominoes, cars, small district, goodies, to give a little happiness toonly under 18 and information isofsent to you automatically, by not police, but also any other agency that you choose from privileged children inharmonicas/recorders, those countries. Again thank youtheSave for the Homeless and vulnerably housed of the the Date toys,selections Cuddly toy.when Orthose useful things - soap, toothbrush privileged children in countries. Again thank you of forwebsite thecentre Homeless and vulnerably housed of the the available registering. There are a couple where you can register, such as https://www. to our generous donors. Camrose and their volunteers. Save the26th Date Look out volunteers. for in Marines Sunday January 2020, TheusRoyal pens, pencils, sharpener, notebook, colouring book,The latter to our Camrose centre and Thegenerous Rabbiter - Aprildonors. hampshirealert.co.uk or2009 https://www.ourwatch.org.uk also allows youtheir to enter your postcode to find your them Rotarians oversee the boxes all the way until they’re We are proud to support Sunday 26th January 2020, The Royal th at the to Anvil:15.00 - 19.00pm Marines puzzle book, hat, gloves, scarf, socks, hair until Festival on September Rotarians the wish boxes thewhich way they’re Concert We are are proud support them local NW scheme should toall join, I recommend, because we canPlace all do our bit tosupporting keep our28 home areas safe. We again pleased to be the Night given to theoversee childrenyou Concert at the Anvil:15.00 19.00pm 3rd 2020 Basingstoke of Transport, accessories, jewellery (Items need to be new or in given to the children WeMay are again pleased be supporting the Night when we willto be-Festival publicising Light Shelter for the Basingstoke homeless this winter To get involved look out for info in 2019 3rd May 2020for Basingstoke Festival of Transport, Finally To forgood/as this month, I was about Speedwatch and toldWar what I already knew, about speeding motorists in many new look condition) Memorial Park, Basingstoke: 11.00 - 16.00pm: get involved outasked for info in 2019 Light Shelter theShoebox Basingstoke homeless this winter the scheme areas ofBasingstoke Kempshott.Deane Details of how operates can be found onvariety the Internet, but may IAll say that in answer War Park, Basingstoke: 11.00 - 16.00pm: Rotary is aSpeedwatch group of 35men & women from a Memorial wide of backgrounds. live locally in the to the Rotary is aisto?” group 35men && women a awide All ininthe questionBasingstoke “Why isbut itDeane not self funded thatof the whole thing isfrom by volunteers after intensive training. 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Basingstoke Deane Rotary is aback group 35 man &another women from a wide varietydimension of backgrounds. All live locally in Basingstoke Deane Rotary ismore a group of how 35 man & women from a wide variety of backgrounds. All live locally in the borough but some commute to work outside Basingstoke. Most joined Rotary to help those less fortunate to see what we and If you would like to find out about we enjoy ourselves, just tune in to www.rcbd.org.uk Remember to would always report crime on 101/999 or to Crimestoppers by phone ortowebsite and also the police website at If you like toup, find out more about how wewe enjoy ourselves, just tune in www.rcbd.org.uk to see what we If you would like to find out more about how enjoy ourselves, just tune in to www.rcbd.org.uk to see what we the borough but some commute to work outside Basingstoke. 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PROBUS HEARS ABOUT LIFE IN THE MODERN ARMY CONSTABULARY KNIFE CRIME AWARENESS SESSIONS HELD BY HAMPSHIRE In the last 100 years the British army has moved on from using horses and fairly basic transport to today it has at its disposal great technicalCOLLEGE as well as mechanical equipment so necessary to defend our way of life FOR BASINGSTOKE OF TECHNOLOGY (BCOT) STUDENTS and support overseas missions. It also has the benefi t of working closely with the RAF and Navy to ensure

Hampshire Constabulary, supported by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Hampshire and victory in the fi eld. But what will it be like in twenty or thirty years from now? Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, recently spent two mornings with Public Services students from BCoT to raise awareness of knife crime and prevention. This is the question posed by Lt Col Richard C O Grover MBE who told of his

experiences as an offi cer in today’s infantry regiments at the latest Probus Club

The first session explained the devastating meeting.impact that knife crime has on families and communities. Students heard the facts and consequences, why police use stop and search powers and why carrying a knife makes you In thewere eighteen since graduating the Sandhurst Military he more at risk of becoming a victim. They thenyears given a practical firstfrom aid exercise to show themAcademy what to do has risen up the ranks and in 2020 takes command of the 2nd Batt alion of The in the event of a severe bleed from a knife wound. Mercian Regiment. Gett ing to this position has not been easy with exposure to

The students were then tasked to produce a strategy reduce knife crime, andloss to present their to a panel great personal risk to and deep sadness from the and injuries toideas his troops on the lefi sporting eld. of young people. The ideas rangedbatt from logos to realistic theatre simulations. The winning students were selected onwas which ideas theIreland panel where thought help to reduce knife crime. Richard’s fi rst based posting to Northern he could was stationed in Dungannon. He had great respect for the

police force who used water cannons to good eff ect against rioters of either side but when the shooting started the army BCoT Principal, Anthony Bravo, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Hampshire Constabulary to BCoT and had to step in. fantastic to see these essential practical skills being passed on to our Public Services students. Our students could one day to beAfghanistan the faces of and team dealing such crimes their chosen On detachment andthe theservices night thepreventing England football werewith playing a world cupthrough match they determined to keep which safe in makes their compound but even the Taliban had other ideas. Thirty insurgents att empted to over run their base. careers, this session more crucial to their learning.” Richard was full of praise for the NCOs, the back bone of the British army, who were able to take the fi re fi ght to the

Basingstoke’s Ratcliffe, “Tackling crime istheir about much more than police enemy so that Chief despite Inspector, the action Stuart of the Taliban his said: men suff ered no violent losses. During time in that country, of his enforcement. Working with these students is a valuable opportunity, it provides a forum to hear their concerns, listen company of 130 men, eleven lost their lives and 30 suff ered wounds, some life changing. As a result of his activities toRichard their views anda consider reactions to tackling problem from their perspectives; but also to dispel myths and Grover, major at their the time, was awarded the the MBE. rumour, and build better confidence in our policing activities.

Iraq proved to be a diff erent experience being involved with the post war clear up of Basra. The vagaries of the British

weather considered to be a plus point in handling somedeveloped of the climate extremes they encountered. The summer heat “We were he impressed by the students’ insight and strategies reached 50 degrees and without air conditioning was diffi cult to cope with but the winter was cold. which showed that there are ‘many layers’ to knife crime, from prevention and intervention, to the police approach of protect and Somalia was diff erent again but this was a small operation engaged in trying to prevent internal confl ict and also infl uence pursue. We’ve taken away a few initial concepts and are reviewing matt ers so as to keep the Russians at bay. their feasibility to consider within our own Force planning.” Recent time spent at the Staff College was very much involved with anticipating changes that will occur with the

increasing use of cyber att acks and fake news. It is important to counter Russian infl uence and that of the Chinese in Police officers talked students through how they can report Syria and Africa. knife crime safely and 100% anonymously through fearless. org – a website which provides access non-judgemental Equally, the positive interaction between the to British population and the military, which mainly becomes clear around information and advice about crime and criminality, as wellThe as British tax payer needs to continue to support the Remembrance Day in November, has to be managed carefully. aarmy safe place to give information to thebudget. police about that consumes 25% of the defence And it crime. is reassuring that the British military are apolitical and therefore will always follow the ruling of which shade of government is in power.

BCoT’s Public Services courses introduce students to the See probusbasingstoke.club realities of working in the Public Services industry. To find Photo: Probus President Richard Wood with out about BCoT’s Public Services courses and to apply for Lt Col Richard Grover MBE and his father Dr Jeff Grover September 2020, visit bcot.ac.uk

From time to time readers write in to the Kourier asking residents to save items for them to CHARITY assist local organisations or charities. The following items are currently being collected: COLLECTORS Supermarket Milk Bottle Tops CORNER PURPLE COMMUNITY FUND In aid of St Michael’s Hospice, please drop off at 138 Coniston Road or Bob at 27 Old Kempshott Lane

Used Postag e Stamps in aid of Ha rt Wildlife R Mrs M Dowse escue tt, 36 Derwent Road

Old Mobile Phones & Printer Cartridges in aid of St Michael’s Hospice – Mrs Lavorgna, 14 Aster Road

Its aim is to help poverty stricken families and transform their lives and skills. Ring pulls provide products made from recyclable material by women in the UK and Asia, it provides training and the opportunity for the future employment. Ring pulls can be used to make handbags, jewellery, necklaces, men’s wallets, individual mug mats etc.

I would be very grateful if you can keep your ring pulls and give them to me for my collection so I can give them all to the Purple Fund. Annfryer@sky.com mobile 07786944768 Basingstoke Deane Rotary Alternatively, you can drop them round to 138 Coniston Road for passing on to Ann Fryer

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PROBUS HEARS ABOUT BIRDS AND PLANES What’s the connection between birds and planes? Quite a lot actually

as retired solicitor Stephen Thair, a resident of Old Basing, and a member of the Probus Club of Basingstoke, outlined to Probus Club members how he has made a study of this over many years. He combined his dual interests of bird watching and aviation and easily makes the connection between these two flying objects – one ornithological and the other aeronautical. Align these with extensive travel for holidays in exotic climes and working for some years in Papua New Guinea with a trusty camera readily to hand means he has a plethora of both bird and plane photographs.

Many types of sea birds have an aircraft named after them. Gannets, for instance, some with 6 foot wingspans, are famed for diving into the sea at great speed. In the 1950s the Fairey Aviation Company built an anti submarine plane with contra rotating twin propellers which gave it both high power and economy of use if one engine was switched off. They later built an airborne early warning version. The name of this plane was of course the Gannet. Fairey also built a naval fighter with a crew of two fitted with a Rolls Royce Merlin engine that was called the Fulmar. Gulls abound throughout the world and in recognition of their flight capabilities the Percival Aircraft Company constructed their Gull series of high performance light aircraft in the 1930s, including the Vega Gull aircraft. The Mew Gull was a racing aircraft which flew from UK to South Africa and back in 4 1/2 days, a record that stood for seventy years. Some gliders can be seen at Lasham airfield that have gull shaped wings but probably the most famous plane that had this design, although with an inverted gull wing, was the WW2 German Stuka Dive Bomber. There was also a US Navy fighter called the Corsair that had the same wing configuration. The male Blackbird with its yellow beak is part of the Thrush family and its aeronautical namesake is the American Lockheed Company’s Blackbird SR 71A spy plane which could fly at Mach 3+ and attain an altitude of 85,000 feet. This was necessary in its reconnaissance role before the advent of satellites. This plane was so successful that it is rumoured that it was targeted by 1,000 missiles without being hit. Those readers of a certain age will remember that that was not the case when Francis Gary Powers, in 1960, was shot down in his U2 spy plane over Russia. The name U2 being chosen to create an impression of a utility aircraft rather than the high altitude spy plane it actually was. Britain only has one type of Kingfisher with striking blue and green plumage although throughout the world there are 86 species. The Museum of the Revolution in Havana Cuba houses a Vought Kingfisher aircraft which made a forced landing on a beach in 1958 while being used against Fidel Castro’s revolutionaries. They captured the aircraft and used it against the government forces that had previously operated it. Papua New Guinea, on the other hand, has 39 varieties of Birds of Paradise, the males of which have distinctive coloured plumage. Papua New Guineans traditionally use the Bird of paradise feathers in their head dress, partly as a demonstration of their prowess with a bow and arrow. The world famous RAF Red Arrows display team use a training aircraft, the BAE Hawk, to great effect. Stephen commented, “Their previous mount, the Folland Gnat was named after an insect, as were many other planes, but that could be the subject for another talk on another occasion”.

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Elliott and Jeff The Arc of Attrition is a 100-mile, winter coastal path ultra marathon race in Cornwall and is known as the toughest footrace of the South West. It starts at Coverack and finishes at Porthtowan. The race has a strict 36-hour cut-off with checkpoint and safety cut-offs on route at about every 20 miles. Jeff and Elliott started off the challenge together but unfortunately, Jeff was unable to finish. However, Jeff’s continued support for Elliott was extraordinary. He ran with him for his last miles and saw him safely over the finish line. Fellow club members followed the pair on-line, from the comfort of their sofas, with their hearts in their mouths. The pair’s camaraderie was highly emotional and completely unforgettable. In live footage from the Arc finish line, one commentator exclaimed: “There is no getting away from the fact that these are tough races and that [nodding towards Elliott] is a total example of somebody with utter determination who was gonna get to the end. Make no mistake…you’ve got those runners coming in within 21-22 hours; they look like they’ve gone for a stroll in the park. Most of us, people like me, probably people like you, are out there, working really hard in brutal conditions; on terrain you would never normally go on and it’s dangerous. It's hard work and you need to put in the training and the effort and, that guy [Elliott] epitomises what the Arc is all about…getting to the finish at all costs and it's about staying alive…about staying alive!” As runners, we all have times when we need to dig deep. Sometimes it’s on a casual run; other times it’s when undertaking our biggest challenge to date. Sometimes it’s when we can’t run; other times it’s when we don’t want to run. If you’ve ever been that person at someone’s side, or cheering from the sidelines (or sofa) – you are a true running buddy; never underestimate your value! If running as part of a club or community appeals to you, please visit www. hwrunners.co.uk, our Facebook page or email enquiries@hwrunners.co.uk for more details about joining a taster run.

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It’s easy to sit here in 2020 and demonise plastic but we all have to acknowledge that we are all part of the problem. But with many things in life we must strike a balance. The food industry is probably the worst protagonist for the use of plastic with single-use plastic products causing the most waste. After all, it was supermarkets that gave use free plastic bags in exchange for free advertising. Luckily plastic bag usage has dramatically reduced with the simple introduction of a nominal charge. However, our shopping baskets are still full of plastic and unfortunately there’s very little choice at this point in time. Yes, there are solutions, but the problem lies with cost as we are simply not prepared to accept the cost over convenience. We are also not prepared to eat seasonally because for the last 25 years, plastic has helped keep products fresher for longer as we can get all our fruit and veg all year round. When I was growing up, we already had natural recycling. Milk was delivered in electric vehicles, straight to your door and they collected the empties to be reused. We used to return fizzy drinks bottles and get 5p back on each bottle, but the supermarkets changed all of that with cheaper milk and cheaper fizzy drinks…in plastic bottles. You must now be wondering why a technology article is talking about plastic food waste. Well the reason is the same for tech. We don’t want to, and probably can’t, give up up our tech despite the high amount of plastic involved in these products. Take a look at your computer, smartphone, television, in fact any tech. Without plastic it would not exist; just like your super-fresh washed baby salads leaves. Keyboard, monitors, mice – plastic is everywhere. Image trying to buy a car without plastic. One hundred years ago, nearly everything on a car could be reclaimed and reused. Not so easy today. But this is where balance and common sense comes in. Let’s take the humble power cable. Electric cables were first insulated with gutta percha, a natural latex derived from the sap of a Palaquium trees as it biologically inert, resilient and most importantly, electrically nonconductive; except the insulation needed to be kept constantly wet or it would dry out and the insulation would fail so the material was largely replaced by rubber and vulcanised bitumen. During the 1930s, the Germans began to experiment with PCV insulation and by the end of the war had perfected significant varieties of synthetic rubber and polyethylene. By the 1950s, PCV insulation was commercially viable and started to replace rubber insulated cables. PCV coated wires were far safer than rubber coated wires as the rubber would degrade over time and was responsible for many house fires. Today, it’s very rare for wiring to be responsible for house fires other than poor workmanship during installation. Injection moulding helped with product development across all aspects of technology as it’s very cheap to mass produce weird and wonderful shapes. Look at a normal desk phone and imagine how tricky it would be to manufacture in a different material. Quite often, complex shapes require a subtractive process where material is removed from a larger blank. Envisage a block of wood having to be carved away to make the same shape. Whilst the discarded wood chips and shavings can be recycled, they can never be reconstructed to make a new piece of wood with the same characteristics; like the wood grain. However, certain plastics can be recycled and remoulded. If fact many plastics could be reused but they aren’t because it comes down to the cost of material recovery. Along with the recovery cost is the problem of contamination. There are various types of plastic and they are broken down into 7 categories (see right). Each of these plastics require a different process to be recycled – if they can be recycled. The problem starts when these different plastics are not separated properly causing the recycling process to fail. There are also contamination issues regarding metal and food waste. This is probably more apparent in technology as gadgets tend to use bonded materials together making the separation much harder. Many smartphones and tablets are glued together making dissemble prohibitively expensive. Whilst these plastics categories are labelled clearly on food products, they are typicality absent on tech products. It’s clear that real effort needs to be put into solving this problem as it is only going to get worse. At present, Hampshire county council cite on their website that “Removing all these ‘contaminants’ from recycling bins and sending them for disposal costs Hampshire taxpayers £1 million a year!” But as we all know, it’s just too confusing. And claiming to recycle plastic by shipping it to other countries doesn’t solve the problem, it just moves it – in fact it’s a worse scenario because in 2018 China stopped accepting the worlds plastic waste so other far east countries took the load with Malaysia taking a large chunk followed by Vietnam and Thailand. The issue here is that these other countries are not processing or recycling this plastic as expected; it’s simply burnt, left in huge piles or dumped into the ocean. However we decide to move forward we have to start accepting our situation and become responsible for our own choices because plastic will continue to be one of the most versatile and useful materials available.

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The trustees of the hall are pleased to advise that they are continuing with their work to make Kempshott Village Hall greener and more energy efficient. Since installing the solar panels, the hall has now received grants from Basingstoke and Deane Borough and Hampshire Country Councils which will cover the cost of replacing all other traditional lights with new up to date LED lighting. The grants also cover the cost of new flooring in the main entrance, new toilet cubicles, new flooring to the back room and the addition of a further toilet to the rear of the hall. This will enable more of the facility to be available for hire to local organisations. Following several comments from users, the trustees have also now had WIFI installed at the hall to allow access to the internet for those hiring the facilities. For more details, enquire when making bookings.

The Village Hall has traditionally hired out the main hall and the small hall and currently is home to the regular hirers:The Village Hall has traditionally hired out the main hall and the small hall and currently is home to the regular hirers:Monday Monday Toddlers 9.30am – 13.20pm (depending on age). (http://www.babysensory.com/en/ClassDetails/basingstoke) Toddlers 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) Womens Institute 2pm-4pm ( 2nd and 4th Monday of the month) Horticultural Group 7-9pm (3rd Monday of the month) Weight Watchers 5.30 - 7pm in the Main Hall Call Vanda 07719 428953 or email vwilliams@weightwatchers.co.uk Boot Camp 7pm - 8pm Call Vanessa on 07397108881 Horticultural Group 7-9pm (3rd Monday of the month) Tuesday Tuesday Kaderosi Art Club - 10-1pm Call Kathy on 07799 693339 Kaderosi Art Club - 10-1pm Call Kathy on 07799 693339 Move it or Lose It (keep fit) 2.30-3.30 in the Main Hall - for details contact Amanda Bellia on 0739 9618947 Move it or Lose It (keep fit) 2.30-3.30 in the Main Hall - for details contact Amanda Bellia on 0739 9618947 Weight Watchers 5pm and again at 6.30pm Call Vanda 07719 428953 or email vwilliams@weightwatchers.co.uk Weight Watchers 5pm and again at 6.30pm Call Vanda 07719 428953 or email vwilliams@weightwatchers.co.uk Pilates - 8.15pm See https://www.purepilates.org/tuesday for details Pilates - 8.15pm See https://www.purepilates.org/tuesday for details Wednesday Wednesday Happy Days Toddlers Group 9.45 - 11.30 Call 01256 323853 Happy Days Toddlers Group 9.45 - 11.30 Call 01256 323853 Kempshott Daytime Club 2.00 - 4.00 (Community room) Call 01256 470171 or email kempshottdaytimeclub@gmail.com Kempshott Daytime Club 10.30 - 12.30 (Community room) Call 01256 470171 or email kempshottdaytimeclub@gmail.com Super Seniors Keep Fit 2.00 - 3.00 Call Janice on 07789 711294 for details Super Seniors Keep Fit 2.00 - 3.00 Call Janice on 07789 711294 for details Pilates for Seniors and Back Care - 3.15 - 4.15 Call Janice on 07789 711294 for details Pilates for Seniors and Back Care - 3.15 - 4.15 Call Janice on 07789 711294 for details Dog training - 6.30 - 7.30 Call Dale on 07957 806752 Dog training - 6.30 - 7.30 Call Dale on 07957 806752 Thursday Thursday Pilates 9.30 - 10.30 See https://www.purepilates.org/thursday for details Pilates 9.30 - 10.30 See https://www.purepilates.org/thursday for details Pilates 10:45 - 11.45 See https://www.purepilates.org/thursday for details Pilates 10:45 - 11.45 See https://www.purepilates.org/thursday for details Open Sight (Visually Impaired Group) 1-4pm every other week. http://www.opensight.org.uk/get-involved/clubs-and-groups Open Sight (Visually Impaired Group) 1-4pm every other week. http://www.opensight.org.uk/get-involved/clubs-and-groups Pilates 6.30 - 7.30pm Call Becky on 07725 581218 or email beckylane14@me.com Pilates 6.30 - 7.30pm Call Becky on 07725 581218 or email beckylane14@me.com Craft Club - 6pm - 9pm, in the Small Hall £3 per person (includes refreshment) Call Kathy 01256 324314 Craft Club - 6pm - 9pm, in the Small Hall £3 per person (includes refreshment) Call Kathy 01256 324314 Friday Friday Kestrel Art Club - 10-1pm Call Kathy on 07799 693339 Kestrel Art Club - 10-1pm Call Kathy on 07799 693339 USKO Martial Arts - 6-7pm Nifty Ninjas Tel. 07973 562752 Every Every first first Wednesday Wednesday of of each each month, month, USKO Martial Arts - 6-7pm Nifty Ninjas Tel. 07973 562752 USKO Martial Arts - 7-8pm Senior Grade Adults Tel. 07973 562752 £2 £2 per per person, person, starts starts 7.30pm 7.30pm all all USKO Martial Arts - 7-8pm Senior Grade Adults Tel. 07973 562752 welcome. Call Kathy on 01256 324314 The hall is also used regularly throughout the year by Kempshott History welcome. Call Kathy on 01256 324314 The hall is also used regularly throughout the year by Kempshott History Group, Kempshott Neighbourhood Watch, Kempshott & District Residents for for more more info. info. Group, Kempshott Neighbourhood Watch, Southern Counties Catfish Association, Southern Counties Catfish


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With spring on its way, it’s the perfect time to plan a wonderful day out at the St. Michael’s Hospice Woodland Walk taking place around the beautiful grounds of the prestigious Farleigh Wallop Estate on Sunday 5th April. With stunning views across the rolling Hampshire countryside, blooming bluebells and the opportunity to walk your dog whilst spending quality time with friends and family, there is no better way to start the new season. Starting from 9.30am, there are two routes, 5 or 10 miles which both guarantee to give you a superb day out, followed by a delicious cream tea in the impressive setting of Home Barn. Christine Bagan, who will be participating in the walk this year said, “I first attended the woodland walk 4 years ago soon after getting our first dog. Although dogs aren’t compulsory it is a great event for the whole family to enjoy as well as opportunity to catch up with friends. The event provides the unique chance to walk through the private grounds of Farleigh Wallop Estate which makes it more special and the cream tea at the end really is the icing on the cake. I now enjoy the event with my two miniature dachshunds Melvin and Marley who despite having the smallest of legs still manage to walk the 5 mile route but if you are looking for more of a challenge there is the option of a 10 mile route.“

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We have employed Outreach Workerbased and renovated So, grouping folk into categories and then takingeducation. against, or for, ananindividual on one or two characteristics our kitchen at church – if you have ever used the old kitchen at St. that they happen to share with others is, plainly, stupid. Mark’s you know what state it was in! All of this and much more

under Kelvin’s leadership. Yet most of us do it. I’m not thinking of the obvious and high-profile wrongnesses of racism, sexism or ageism Kelvin and Jane are off on a well-deserved long holiday to their but the other more subtle, yet equally daft, pre-judgments we make about each other everyday. favourite place- the Greek islands. We wish them well, as I am sure many of you do also.

Perhaps you recognise a silent train of thought that goes “I look at you for the first time and I see that you are - good It is /a time of change and transition for them /and for the church. / stupid / kind / generous / thoughtless / intelligent naive / jealous / married divorced / gay / probably a Lib Dem / It may well be a time of change and transition for you too. You may be changing job; maybe moving house; definitely a Brexiteer”? having a new baby; getting married; leaving home for the first time to go to university or to travel. There

may alsoyourself, be some less pleasant changes happening your lifebereavement. This is bonkers. It can take a lifetime to understand yet we feel sure inthat wedivorce, can unemployment, totally know another the church’s year, the weeks just goneinformation. still form part of the ‘Easter Season’. It was a time of transition and complex soul in a second, based on one or twoInbits of, mainly visual, change for Jesus’ disciples too. They had travelled around the country with Jesus, listening to him teach and

preach, watching himHe do miracles and healings. theygood hadn’t quite understood ‘what he was really(even about.’ As a Christian, I want to follow Jesus’ way of thinking and not only sawBut the in everyone He met Easter Sunday and on out many occasions aftereveryone that they met the risensaid Lord Jesus, andnot during this time, those that he knew wanted to kill Him) but He On actively sought folk that else were worthy before He ascended to heaven, they began to understand all that He was teaching and explaining to them of His love and attention. about God and about how much He loves each and every one of us. They finally did begin to comprehend

He was really about.’ Before stumbling across St. Mark’s 8 years ago,‘what following an unexpected demand from my 7 year old daughter Many of what are called resurrection appearances in the Bible involve eating. This is important because it to be Christened, I had become a cynical doubter. I suspected that “Church types” were simply seeking comfort tells us that the risen Jesus had a real physical body -he wasn’t some kind of ghostly apparition. in the, undeniably attractive idea of an all loving, all forgiving spirit that will look out for us when we’re dead. Often the disciples didn’t immediately recognize Jesus-‘he was the same but different.’ The best analogy of What I have experienced since then is the warmth ofmaybe strangers, ofor friends I didn’t know I had and this is when you have hadthe your love hair done get new glasses. Often people comment that there is ‘something a bit different about you’that but they cannotexists quite place it. the utterly inexplicable joy of knowing with the greatest certainty God intheir a finger wayonthat I don’t need to understand or explain. I have seen how, by focussing God, each tounique person comes During this transition on period, Jesus appeared his disciplesand in pairs,different groups and once to 500 people in one go. This tells us that Jesus’ resurrection appearances couldn’t have been a hallucination. It is unlikely that 2 together to form one union with equal love and equal compassion for every component part. or 3 people, let alone 500 would have had the same hallucination!

Being part of this community has helped me toTransition like, know and trust much God.it Iis for can, is unsettling and often make us feel illmore, at ease - especially It was for the disciples, us atfinally, St. Mark’s and it may well be for you. We wonder, “What we’ll do?” and “How we will manage?” Jesus promised to see all the good in other people and that has, I hope, made me a better, more useful human.

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Transition & Transformation

Hello. My name is Debbie Veel. I am one of the Licensed Lay Ministers (LLM’s or Readers as they are sometimes known) at St. Mark’s church. LLM’s are not ordained, so we don’t wear a dog collar, but we can do much of what a vicar can do with some notable Every Sunday at 8.30am Communion. exceptions. We can’t blessHoly the communion wine and bread; we can’t marry people nor All services at 10am unless stated enough, otherwise do we baptise anyone. Interestingly we can lead funerals. Other than that we preach, lead worship, prayer and mid-week groups and we are involved in the running of the church. I think of it as being a bit like being a deputy head of a school.

Every Sunday

1st March 8.30 Holy Communion 10.00 Service of the Word

22nd March 8.30 as you may or may Holy Communion I am writing this month because, not know, the Rev. Kelvin and Jane Taylor left St. Mark’s at the end of May. They had been with us for nine years and we are sad to see them go. Many exciting 10.00 Service of the Word things have happened in the church and community under their leadership.

8th March 8.30 Holy Communion 10.00 All Welcome

For example- we have started a messy church (very informal craft, food, a short celebration and lots of fun for families of all ages 2.30pm -5pm every third Saturday); we have started doing the fabulous ‘Open the Book’ assemblies for the Y4’s in the junior school; started Saturday @ Saint Mark’s (2nd Saturday of the month from 9:30am) which is an informal chance to learn such things as your ancestry, try flower arranging go for walks or bike rides round Kempshott or find out about various things to do with IT or further education. We have employed an Outreach Worker and renovated our kitchen at church – if you have ever used the old kitchen at St. Mark’s you know what state it was in! All of this and much more under Kelvin’s leadership.

29th March 8.30 Holy Communion 10.00 Service of the Word

15th March 8.30 Holy Communion 10.00 Holy Communion

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Kelvin and Jane are off on a well-deserved long holiday to their favourite place- the Greek islands. We wish them well, as I am sure of you do also. moremany information

Please visit the website or facebook page for Would you like us to pray for you? It is a time of change and transition for them and for the church. Email: office@saintmarks.org.uk Then please contact the office on 01256 840502 Website: www.saintmarks.org.uk It may well be a time of change and transition for you too. You may be changing job; maybe moving house; having a new baby; getting married; leaving home for the first time to go to university or to travel. There weekdays (10am-1.00pm) Facebook: www.facebook.com/saintmarkskempshott may also be some less pleasant changes happening in your life- divorce, unemployment, bereavement.

In the church’s year, the weeks just gone still form part of the ‘Easter Season’. It was a time of transition and change for Jesus’ disciples too. They had travelled around the country with Jesus, listening to him teach and preach, watching him do miracles and healings. But they hadn’t quite understood ‘what he was really about.’

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During this transition period, Jesus appeared to his disciples in pairs, groups and once to 500 people in one go. This tells us that Jesus’ resurrection appearances couldn’t have been a hallucination. It is unlikely that 2 Communion or 3 people, let alone 500 would have had the same hallucination! Transition is unsettling and often make us feel ill at ease - It was for the disciples, it is for us at St. Mark’s and it may well be for you. We wonder, “What we’ll do?” and “How we will manage?” Jesus promised to send his disciples a ‘helper’, which we call the Holy Spirit, to guide & support them and enable them to manage and find a way through.

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LOCAL SURGERY Acorn Health Partnership St Andrew's Centre,Western Way, Basingstoke Tel: (01256) 324666 Beggarwood Surgery Broadmere Road, Basingstoke Tel: 01256 396500 CHURCHES St Marks Church Office Tel: 840502 (Weekdays 9am - 1pm) Email: office@saintmarks.org.uk www.saintmarks.org.uk Kempshott Methodist Church Revd Audrey Browne, tel 01256 323103 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 323595 The Salvation Army Corps, Church and Comm. Ctr. Wessex Close, RG21 3NP  01256 328178 basingstoke@salvationarmy.org.uk CHATTERBOX NURSERY

WATER LEAK ALERT LINE 0333 0003 330 COMMUNITY POLICING Police (In emergency please dial 999) Police General Enquiries 101 Community Safety Patrol Officers Email: CSPO@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 07775 727097 Email cllr.Hayley.Eachus@basingstoke.gov.uk BOROUGH COUNCILLORS - BUCKSKIN Cllr Tony Jones - 07852 494718 Cllr.Tony.Jones@basingstoke.gov.uk

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