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How the time flies, here we now are with the evenings drawing in and already we are hearing about more opportunist thieves breaking into homes and also stealing cars. This is an idea time to remind our readers to register to receive the Hampshire Alerts sent out by the Police which give very useful information/ warnings about current crime trends in our area. To register visit https://www.hampshirealert.co.uk/ We were also alarmed to learn this past month that scammers targeted our advertisers, luckily we were advised of this by one of our astute clients and were able to warn all our businesses. For more information on this scam and others please turn to page 37 and read N2N's article. On the same theme a reminder that our local neighbourhood watch meeting will take place on Monday 7th October at 7pm at Kempshott Village Hall. All co-ordinators are invited to attend as are any residents in the area who are interested in learning more about NW and setting up a scheme.

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There were 53 members at the meeting held on Wednesday 4 September who were welcomed by the chairman, David Cowling. The secretary, Tony Brazier, gave details of the forthcoming trips and reminded those going on the River Trip, the Mystery Trip and the There were 53 members at the meeting held on Wednesday 4 September who were welcomed by the chairman, David Cowling. CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT FELLOWSHI Christmas Lunch togave return their choices as reminded soon asthose possible. The Welfare Officer,Trip The secretary, Tony Brazier, details of themenu forthcoming trips and going on the River Trip, the Mystery and the Christmas Lunch to return menu choices as soon possible. Thewho Welfare Officer, Broadbent, then gave Christine Broadbent, thentheir gave her update onasmembers had notChristine been well.

BASINGSTOKE CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT FELLOWSHIP

At the meeting held on Wednesday 6 th April the C 61 members and the Secretary, Tony Brazier, gav Brooklands Motor Museum and Hatchlands Park o Palace on Friday 17th June. Christine Broadbent, and welcomed thosepresentation members who had retu The speaker this month was Alan Copeland who gave the second partback of his fascinating on “Eccentric London”. The speaker this month was Alan Copeland who gave the second part of his fascinating her update on members who had not been well.

This time, backed up by a series of excellent photographs, he took us on a tour of Greater London seeking out those places that the majority of us would never think to London”. look for. Of the 24 places he visited someup of the wereof the excellent Swaminarayan presentation on “Eccentric This time, backed byhighlights a series Hindu Temple in Neasden, Crystal Palace with it’s remnants and the Prehistoric Monster Trail, the unusual tomb of Sir Richard photographs, he took us on a tour of Greater London seeking out those places that the Burton the 19th Century explorer in Mortlake, the David Hartley monument in Putney, the Carreras Cigarette Factory in majority of many us would never thinkin to lookTown. for. HeOf the with 24 the places he visited the Camden and the decorative shop fronts Camden finished modern history of thesome late Johnof Gladden’s house in Norbury with its infamous additions suchHindu as a tankTemple and his many CroydonPalace Council. Full highlights were the Swaminarayan in altercations Neasden,with Crystal withdetails it’s of Alan’s shows and pictures can be found at www.curiosities.co.uk.

remnants and the Prehistoric Monster Trail, the unusual tomb of Sir Richard Burton the

The group’s next outing is a on Friday 11 October which is the Mystery Trip and includes elevenses, lunch and afternoon tea 19th Century explorer in Mortlake, the David Hartley monument in Putney, the Carreras as well as a tour of the English countryside.

Cigarette Factory in Camden and the many decorative shop fronts in Camden Town. He

The next meeting is on 2 October when the speaker is Mel Rees on “My Family and other Meerkats – Part 2”. The group finished the modern the late John in all Norbury withServants, its meets on the with first Wednesday of eachhistory month atof Brookvale Village HallGladden’s from 10am to house 12noon and retired Civil their relatives and friends are welcome. detailshis about the group and information our trips can be obtained infamous additions such as aFurther tank and many altercations withabout Croydon Council. Full by contacting csrfbasingstoke@gmail.com

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KEEP IN TOUCH . . . . . .tea . . .as. well . . .as. .a.tour . . .of. .the. .English . . . . .countryside. ............... elevenses, lunch and!.afternoon Tel.: 01256 354282 Address: 138 Coniston Road, Kempshott, Basingstoke, Hampshire. RG22 5HZ on “My Family and other The next meeting is on 2 October when the speaker is Mel Rees Website: Meerkats www.kempshottkourier.co.uk – Part 2”. The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at Brookvale Email: kempshottkourier@gmail.com Village Hall from 10am to 12noon and all retired Civil Servants, their relatives and friends Twitter: @kempkourier

The speaker this month was Iain Kennedy who ga the the Transatlantic Slave about Trade.” Hecandescribed are welcome. Further detailsofabout group and information our trips be obtained by contacting csrfbasingstoke@gmail.com. 1700’s saw the great potential in shipping slaves fr


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Pre-School fun has had been so much funterm coming back into pre-school seeing WeIthave a fun first half back where our topic was Alland About Me how much the children returning have grown over the summer break. We have also enjoyed getting to know our new children who have joined us over the last few weeks and settling them into the pre-school routine. On this topic the children carried out activities which included all about their families and people special to them. They also carried out activities about their favourite things; we started with an activity about their favourite colour.

Halloween We all love this month as we build up to the spookiest day of the year. As Halloween is in half term, we will be celebrating it a little early this Halloween year. The children will have some fun activities to enjoy from cobweb exploring, jelly with creepy crawlies in, carving some / fireworks scary shapes out of the pumpkins. To top it off the children can come in dressed up in their favourite Halloween costume we can’t wait to see how scary they lookfirst and theback pre-school will join made in with the spooky fun toocreations dressingfor up.our spooktatular Halloween. The On our week this half teachers term the children many dressed up inistheir outfits–(or outfits) for Halloween day. We straight onto our 2019 Half Term Ourchildren October half term 28thscary October 1stfavourite November 2019, we return back on moved Monday 4th November explosive fireworks activities with lots of bright colours filling up our preschool with all the lovely crafts the children

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

KEMPSHOTT UNDER FIVES PRESCHOOL

it is now time for us to be thinking about Christmas and all the wonderful things this joyful time of year brings us, from the children getting excited about Santa coming, to all of our Christmas theme crafts and cooking we will be doing. We will also be practicing for our end of term Christmas nativity that will be taking place in mid-December.

Welcome to a brand new year at Kempshott Under Fives Preschool! It’s been lovely welcoming our children Garden update have all grown so much over the holidays and have been eager to tell us all about back - our older children their summer,Asand we have been joined by lots of new children who have all settled in brilliantly. autumn is here, the children are enjoying watching how the leaves change colour and getting ready to plant our winter term vegetables watching them The children planted pumpkinschildren earlier in theand year the that were The start of a new canand sometimes begrow. a difficult time for young firstharvested few weeks of settling for Halloween; we also enjoyed pumpkin soup and crusty bread for snack. into a new environment is a time of crucial importance to a child's later happiness within a setting. Our first few weeks are always aboutin helping our children settlecaring in, preschool, helpingwe them to Monday-Friday explore the8amnew environment, If you are interested your child coming to join our friendly are open make new friends and get to know staff. All children are individuals, and while some children will adjust 4pm. To contact us please call 01256 323853 or email kellylindas@aol.com or text 07592913953. fairly easily and quickly to new routines, others will take longer to feel comfortable and secure. At Kempshott Two by Two parent toddler group Under Fives we work hard to ensure that all children settle happily. Our two by two toddler group runs on Wednesday mornings 9.45am-11.30am term time only in the Kempshott

Our first topic “All About Me” is a great chance for the children to learn all about themselves, their new village hall. There is no need to book just turn up on the day. We provide lots of exciting activities for you and your friends and their families. usedifferent stories, arts,each crafts songs helpand our children child to do togetherWe around themes week and and also includeto a snack little story/songdiscover time at the what is unique and special about themselves and each other. end. The group is run by members of staff from the preschool with helpers too all ready to welcome you. We’ve had some gorgeous weather to start our new term so the children have been making the most of the garden. This term we are also learning about autumn and each week we’ll be holding cooking sessions and science experiments too.

KEMPSHOTT UNDER FIVES AND THE EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE (EYFS) Kempshott Under Fives work to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework in all our activities. The EYFS sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to five years old. At the start of any new academic year change is ahead for our little ones. Will they see new teachers? Stay at preschool for a longer amount of time without Mummy or Daddy? Will they be starting their school journey for the very first time? One of the areas of the EYFS is 'PSED' which stands for Personal, Social and Emotional Development. A large part of what we do here at Kempshott Under Fives is to ensure that we bond with your children and encourage their confidence building. We would encourage and observe a little one to see if, between the ages of 22 and 36 months, they can separate from their main carer with support and encouragement and also express their own interests and preferences. If they are not quite ready we work on it together. It is lovely to hear your little ones asking for a particular toy that may not be out on that day...and yes we will get it for them. To visit our preschool, or to register for a space, please contact Melissa Keane, Preschool Manager, on 07951 660401, or at kempu5@aol.co.uk. For more information, please visit www.hatchwarrenunderfives.co.uk.


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KEMPSHOTT SCHOOLS

Kempshott infant School Welcome to a new year at Kempshott Infant School!

Shiny shoes and new uniforms with room to grow, classrooms equipped with brand new pencils for the children and plenty of tissues for the mums – it must be September! Our Year R children are settling happily into their new world. They are making lots of friends and getting to know their teachers. We are finding out about their summer adventures as they share their Talk Boxes full of happy memories. As part of our All About Me topic they are looking at photos of themselves when they were younger. They are thinking about all that they can do now that they are growing up so fast. They are also talking to each other to find out things they have in common and the differences between them. This term Year 1 are looking at Magnificent Me! They are sketching and painting self-portraits and learning about their senses. They are also exploring our local area using maps and aerial photographs. Keep your eyes peeled as they will be out and about looking at street furniture, houses and buildings and also completing a traffic survey. Year 2 are sharing what makes them happy and thinking about the things they are good at. They are also finding out about healthy eating and how exercise changes the way their bodies feel. They are really enjoying being our eldest children and are taking their responsibilities very seriously, taking great care of the Year R children and setting a very good example. We are all looking forward to a very busy term ahead. The Christmas glitter will be out before we know it!

KEMPSHOTT JUNIOR SCHOOL NEWS Autumn Wonders

Reporters: Carter, Faith, Peter and Kiaan Class 6CG

Lots of exciting topics have been started this year: Year 3 are Adventurers and Explorers, Year 4 are Island Hopping, Year 5 are studying Heros, Gods and Morals and Year 6 have the emotional, but interesting task of studying World WWII. Special events and trips this term will include residentials for Year 5 to Stubbington and Year 6 to Calshot. Year 6 pupils re also presenting a Shakespeare production at the Haymarket Theatre (you are welcome to purchase a ticket and attend). Year 5 are enjoying swimming as a major part of their PE this term. Warburton’s are visiting Year 3 to create healthy snacks. Clubs are being offered and enjoyed by pupils across the school, clubs include cookery, Junior choir and Lego to mention a few. Walktober is being celebrated by the whole school, with as many pupils and parents (and staff) walking to school. Stuart League for rugby is starting with our first match being held within the school grounds. Kempshott Junior Hockey team are joining the hockey league and the school football teams will continue to represent the school within tournaments. School councillors, Sports council and Kempshott Junior School charity of the year are soon to be decided. We have a lot to keep you updated on, so keep on reading throughout the academic year.


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HATCH WARREN INFANT SCHOOL

What a fantastic start we have had! At the beginning of September, the Year R team went out to visit all the new Reception children at their homes. We have had a brilliant start to the school year with the Year R team going out to visit all the new Hatch Infants celebrated World however, Reception children at their At homes. TheyWarren have started school we all looking incredibly smart Book in theirDay, red bunny jumpers! The children havewe haddidn’t a gradual start, learning all the routinesand in small half afor class morning just think about reading books one day, and but the afternoon sessions. They have already started building their muscles in our daily Dough Gym sessions loving baking the cake and milking the cow! We will be becoming portrait painters a display of all the whole week! This year our theme was producing the popular book ‘Handa’s children in the classes. Twiggle the Turtle and his friends have visited each class, helping us to think about all Surprise’. We were lucky enough to have the author herself, Eileen our feelings and being a good friend. Year 1 has also had a wonderful start tocome the newto school they have By nowwonderful begun their pirate topic. They she Browne visityear usand in school. coincidence, have produced a fantastic collage of a pirate ship and created portraits of themselves as pirates. The children th March which was the exact same day happened to visit us on the 5 loved every second and so did the staff! Each of the children has also produced their very own pirate map with a key, which included the very important X marks the spot for treasure. The children are very much anniversary of the book. as the 25th Publishing looking forward to learning as much as they can about the Titanic and are even building their own as part of a parental engagement afternoon. It’s going to be lots of fun!

consisted of demonstrations of last how she illustrates her We have had a great start toEileen’s Year 2 andvisit the children have settled back in well for their year with us. This half term, Year 2 have been learning about ourselves and in particular, we havean been learning about of things books,allreadings of her beautiful stories, explanation the we can do to try to stay healthy. We’ve even learnt all about the different food groups and looked carefully at the Eatwell plate. The children had of visitors frombeing Tesco and HSC3 whoan came to ourdance school to talk about relating journey a book made and active workshop different types of food in more detail and the best bit was when they got to taste different food! We also had totothe Ourequipment childrenin had the opportunity have their books lots of fun visiting a local park lookstory. at the play preparation for making our to own playgrounds. After we had taken on the challenge of making our own parks, we invited our parents into school to have a signed by the author at the end of the event. go too. What a busy start to the year it has been!

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We are based in North Waltham village, which is less than 10 minutes’ drive from Kemp-shott, and is in aCuckoo beautiful rural setting. Meadow Pre-School offers a warm, friendly and stimulating environment for children aged 2 yrs 9 months up to rising 5 year olds. The children who attend come from within the village and the surrounding areas including Oakley, Dummer, Hatch Warren, The Pre-school is situated in an enviable location in the heart of North Waltham village, just 10 minutes drive from Kempshott. It has play areas Kempshott and Beggarwood and all agree the location and wonderful caring staff mean it is more than worth the journey. suitable for outside play short 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 and qualified staff who will be happy to show you around or answer any Please contact Jo or Fiona to come and see for yourself. questions you have regarding the pre-school or forthcoming events. Please contact Jo or Fiona on 01256 398172, email

cuckoomeadow@btconnect.com, or visit the website The pre-school started the new term by focusing on the topic, “All about me”. The chil-dren spent time talking about similarities www.cuckoomeadow.org and differences as well us what makes us all special and how we all come together. They brought in photos from home and proudly shared them with the group. They also crafted “Mini Me’s” which have been displayed on the wall.

Throughout the rest of the week the children had marvellous fun carrying out activities based around ‘Handa’s Surprise’ which is set in Africa. These included balancing baskets of fruit on our heads (whilst There are still spaces available at the Ofsted Outstanding ranked pre-school. To arrange you’re your visit, please call Jo or Fiona on 01256 398172. trying not to spillAlice them!), tie dying t-shirts, re-creating animal prints, Crocker estimating the weights of unusual tropical fruits, acting out the stories and most importantly of all reading for pleasure! The team also took a group of the pre-schoolers on an outing down to the duck pond, one of the great advantages of being based in the lovely village of North Waltham. The children counted the ducks and ducklings and also paid a visit to the shop to choose their morning snack. They helped carry a basket and chose custard creams and pears!. All the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and more outings are planned.

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‘Climb every Mountain’, now sung by Ben Nevis, A singer who never seems down, And ‘Money, Money, Money, an old Abba number, Is warbled now by old Arther Crown.

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Tue 8 Oct, 7.45pm | The Anvil Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra

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Sun 13 Oct, 7.30pm | The Anvil The Nutcracker presented by Russian State Ballet and Opera House

TICKETS: £37; under 25s and f/t students £35 (includes £3 booking fee) The Russian State Ballet and Opera House bring a vibrant and enchanting production of The Nutcracker to The Anvil. Snow flurries, sweets, princes, magic and love are just some of the elements that are brought together in this seasonal favourite.

Wed 23 Oct, Doors 6.30pm | The Anvil Lloyd Cole From Rattlesnakes to Guesswork 2019

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Kempshott Wildlife, Green Space KEMPSHOTT WILDLIFE, GREEN SPACE Old Down & Beggarwood Wildlife Group

We had a very pleasing bird count on Old Down in early September, spotting several species of small birds down on the Manydown Hedge. This was in the rain – obviously the birds enjoy the rain – wasn’t so pleasant for the birdwatchers! We saw a really good selection - Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Marsh tit (very rarely seen on Old Down), Willow warbler, Blue tit, Great tit, Bullfinch and Dunnock. Some were no doubt on their migration route to warmer climes for the winter.

Willow Warbler Blackcap There has been a strange sound along the copses on Old Down – a sort of crackling sound. Perhaps you have heard it too. This is the sound of squirrels gathering and cracking open hazel nuts for their winter stores. You can see hundreds of empty shells scattered over the grass and under the trees. Unfortunately, this year, it seems that the Council is not able to deliver the necessary mowing regime on Old Down. Therefore the meadow and path verges are not going to be cut which will have a detrimental effect on the wild flowers – the meadow needs to be cut to keep the grass in check, clear the ground for new flower growth and help spread the flower seeds. Let’s hope that this is just a one off and that in future years the mowing will be done at the right times. Work Parties: Please come and join us. For Old Down, we meet outside Old Down Hall every Thursday 1012 noon. Always check our website just in case there is a cancellation or change. Currently there are no volunteers for work parties on Beggarwood. If anyone is interested in volunteering for Beggarwood please contact the Group to discuss. These work parties can be weekly or monthly and any day of the week. Internet: www.olddownandbeggarwood.org.uk

Email: odandbwd@gmail.com

FUZZY DROVE CONSERVATION GROUP The Fuzzy Drove group has been thrilled by the number of people who have joined in with our Hedgehog Survey the last few weeks. It has been wonderful to see how many local homes are visited by these delightful creatures and some of them even seem to live under decking and sheds! It would be extra helpful to know whether some of them are the same animals who just move from place to place or whether we have different groups in different “territories”. We’ll be researching a method of telling us just that so next year we can be rather more exact about how many hedgehogs actually live around Fuzzy Drove. Thank you to all those who took part. Our working parties have re-started after the summer break. The October dates are Saturdays 5th and 19th and we meet, as usual at 10 am where Petrel Croft meets the Drove. If you would like to join in we’d be very pleased to see you. No special skills required and tools are provided. We’re looking forward to meeting you! For more details about the group please find us on Facebook or visit www.fuzzydrove.co.uk


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AND CONSERVATION NEWSfor FOR SEPTEMBER and Conservation News October Kempshott Conservation Group

Group contacts.

Tel. 01256 470171 Email: kempshott-conserve@tiscali.co.uk

Flowers that fly……..butterflies As the butterfly recording year comes towards a close, all in all it’s been a fairly good year for our Lepidoptera in Down Grange Meadow. A wet June followed by a really hot spell in July had a predictable effect on butterfly numbers. The summer "peak" for meadow species was quite short, with a noticeable collapse by the end of July. Highlights of the year included the first Small Copper since 2013 and a couple of Brown Argus, a species that was last recorded in 2015. The Small Skippers and Marbled Whites both had their best year since recording started back in 2007. While the Small Blue numbers held their own, the Common Blues were very disappointing and well below average. Overall, numbers were the third highest we have ever recorded. Our best year was in 2014 when we counted 835 individual insects, not including day-flying moths. At the end of July and at the beginning of August a number of Cinnabar moth caterpillars were spotted on Ragwort around the Meadow. These caterpillars are one of the few insect larvae that can cope with the poisons this plant secretes, hence the distinctive warning colours which say to birds "don't eat me, I taste awful." With any luck we shall see the adults next year flying late Spring and early Summer. Our Work Party Dates up to Christmas Date

Time

Location

Sun. 29 September

10.00 - 12.00

The Old Orchard

Sun. 13 October

10.00 - 12.00

Down Grange Meadow

Thurs. 24 October

14.00 - 16.00

The Old Hedgerow

Sun. 3 November

10.00 - 12.00

The Old Orchard

Thurs. 14 November

14.00 - 16.00

Down Grange Meadow

Sun. 24 November

10.00 - 12.00

The Old Orchard

Thurs. 5 December

14.00 - 16.00

The Old Hedgerow

Sun. 15 December

10.00 - 12.00

Down Grange Meadow

These dates break with our tradition of working on the sites in turn, i.e. Meadow - Orchard - Hedgerow. The reason for the change is that we have the start of an "Old Orchard only" group that we wish to encourage. Consequently, all our Orchard work parties will be on a Sunday, mostly before Christmas. After Christmas, we will concentrate on the Meadow but the Hedgerow will still get its fair share of work parties but only on a Thursday.

Do come and join us, even if just for an hour. All equipment is provided, but please bring your own gloves. The Old Orchard is opposite Kendal Gardens. For Down Grange Meadow, we meet at the Homesteads Road entrance near St. Mark’s Church. The Old Hedgerow meeting point is behind 77-155 Coniston Road.


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BASINGSTOKE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

www.bhsociety.btck.co.uk With next year’s bulb catalogues about to arrive in the post our August speaker was just the person we needed to steer us in the right direction. Tim Woodland has been running Direct Bulbs in Winchester with his wife for many years and is well acquainted with every trend and variety that there is available. Tim explained the process of growing and reproducing daffodil bulbs and how they have to pass through many different processes of drying and grading in order to make them ready for sale, either in packs with colourful pictures, as loose bulbs or even by the sack full. Some of you may recall seeing fields of yellow daffodils as you have driven down the M3 to Winchester. Sadly, these have now gone and Tim explained that 85% of the UK’s daffodils are grown in Cornwall. Interestingly too was the fact that yellow daffodils are the most purchased with white and other mixed colours struggling to find a place in our flower vases or gardens. Even so there are still upwards of 400 different varieties available in the UK to choose from, out of a total of around 20,000 registered worldwide. 98% of other bulbs sold in the UK are grown in Holland. Everything from tulips to lilies to hyacinths, most of which arrive here in packs, again with colourful pictures to tempt the casual buyer. Surprisingly, lilies are now grown mainly for the cut flower market. Needless to say, Tim brought some bulbs for sale and particularly some of those mentioned in his talk. Go to their website to see the full range: - www.directbulbs.co.uk/ Our August meeting also featured another of our horticultural competitions which was judged, where appropriate, by our speaker. Results as follows: -

Class 1 Specimen dahlia 2 Longest runner bean 3

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Muriel Wraight Jane Bicknell

Philip Wraight Philip Wraight

Catherine Clayton Ros Blackman

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Jean Elkin

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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

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of the races and attainments of our club members. Many of them must seem impossible, maybe a bit whacky or just outright mad to someone who has never run or enjoyed running. Why would you run in the mud, in the wind and rain on a Friday evening in January and why on earth would you pitch yourself in the same race as Sir Mo Farah when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re clearly never going to win! The answer is simple: for physical and mental well-being and for a true sense of personal achievement. Could I be a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;runnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;? Yes you could. Although often quoted, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not quite as simple as lacing up your shoes and stepping out the door. In actual physical terms it is, but sometimes your mojo wants to sit on the sofa eating crisps and watching back-to-back episodes of Stranger Things. Noone who runs has constant and consistent mojo - even though social media (or this article) might imply otherwise! Motivation ebbs and flows and sometimes life gets in the way. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at that point that you take a break; do something else for a bit or find a different challenge. As a new runner, once you get past the stage of being out of breath and wondering how youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to make it past the next lamp post without passing out, it has this unique ability to order your thoughts and give clarity and solutions to the problems that felt overwhelming when you left the house. The true measure of a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;successfulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; run is to return home feeling more resilient and a little less stressed; to feel a little more rational when the kids or your partner are driving you bonkers, or to run with friends and, for those few minutes, not have any nagging or negative thoughts enter your brain. In a nutshell, people will tell you that running causes bad knees and that it prematurely ages your face - but it really doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. Sure, before embarking on running, get checked out by your GP to make sure youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to exacerbate any existing conditions. Maybe take a look at the Public Health England Couch to 5K app to see that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a programme that eases you into running over several weeks? Or, if you feel vulnerable out there on your own on the streets of Basingstoke, keep an eye out for any Couch to 5K courses hosted by various running clubs in Basingstoke throughout the year, or start by walking a parkrun and building up to running the full distance. Parkrun really is the most supportive walking/running environment you could ask for. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re already doing a bit of running and fancy some company, take a chance on us! We hold club runs on Mondays and Wednesdays and always encourage a taster session to see if club running is for you. For more information, please visit www.hwrunners.co.uk, our Facebook page or email enquiries@hwrunners.co.uk.


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CASTLES IN THE AIR AND OTHER FANTASTIC INVENTIONS

Wacky, weird and wonderful are some of the thoughts that come to mind hearing about and viewing some of the inventions covered in an illustrated talk by Nick Brazil to the Probus Club of Basingstoke.

Of course all the inventions were from past ages but some had the germ of an idea that came to fruition and can be seen today. Although some inventions made it into production the vast majority got as far as the Patent Office and no further. Many offered labour saving as their main attraction such as the canine powered sewing machine where a dog ran on a turntable replacing the traditional treddle. And the dog powered turn spit saving servants the labour of continually rotating the carcase of meat over the fire. A type of dog was bred for this task and it is said Queen Victoria had two of them. The breed died out after the invention of different cooking equipment. Multitasking is nothing new. What about the machine that was a combination baby rocker and butter churner which enabled the busy farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife to also have free hands to continue with her knitting. Or the fresh air bed that had a large trumpet shape over the sleeping person that brought in fresh air from outside. The problem was that on waking and sitting up the person banged their head on the trumpet. The sweat bed, designed to rid the occupant of a fever, had a boiler at its foot to heat up pipes under the mattress. The electric under blanket today offers the same result. And the swooning chair that provided some sort of recovery to ladies fainting in their tight corsets and clothing in the heat of an airless room. By sitting on a chair with a descending cushion it caused two paddles to fan the face of the distressed young lady. Talking of hot rooms there was the invention of a table railway that brought food to diners that overcame the need for servants to be skilled in the art of silver service. Similar ideas can be seen in several restaurants today. Britain has always had variable weather conditions and the thought of being out in a thunder storm and being struck by lightning saw the invention of the lightning conductor umbrella. This had a tall aerial to attract the lightning and a wire to take the strike to ground. It was modified for some ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hats. Not to be outdone in the millenary department there was the portable umbrella built in to the hat which is something that keeps coming up these days. One idea in the not really successful category was the invention in the German army in Africa of a rain collecting hat complete with a small tap. Aerial photography developed by using pigeons with a camera strapped to them. The picture was taken at a particular height caused by atmospheric pressure. Two photographs could be taken by strapping two small cameras to the pigeon. This was superseded in WW1 with early planes fitted with cameras for reconnaissance purposes. The Lumiere brothers in France developed a successful type of colour photography known as autochrome that only stopped in the 1950s. Transport had many eccentric developments. The Danish Hunting Monocycle could travel at 24 mph and the American Monocycle beat that at 30 mph. The Dutch military Multi cycle in 1887could transport twelve soldiers on one vehicle and for something completely left field was the Telegraph Wire Bicycle in 1890 which, as the name suggests, was suspended from telegraph wires rather than running on the ground. And was there a castle in the air? There certainly was when at the Antwerp exhibition in 1894 the idea was promoted of using 150,000 cubic feet of lighter than air gas in a balloon to support the building of a town. Residents would ascend and descend using elevators. Naturally it was all hot air and it never saw the light of day. For more information on the Probus Club of Basingstoke see their web site www.probusbasingstoke.wordpress.com or phone their Secretary Jonathan Ratcliff on 07501 271547 for an informal chat.

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There will also be small toys and books and pencils for ‘Service destruction of homes inlocal the Caribbean by children Hurricane DORIAN, your Rotary, information leaflet with details, of age groups children Hurricane DORIAN, your local Rotary, MAKE A DIFFERNCE ‘Service Above Self’. There will also be small toys books and pencils for destruction ofand homes inimportantly the Caribbean byNOT children Hurricane DORIAN, your local Rotary, Dealing with thethe aftermath of of aand hurricane oror typhoon Basingstoke Deane, has immediately funded 22 and contents also items Dealing with aftermath a hurricane typhoon Basingstoke Deane, has immediately funded children Hurricane DORIAN, your local Rotary, Tickets available from The Anvil Box Office. THE CLUB IN ACTION IN DECEMBER Dealing withDorian the aftermath of a hurricane or typhoon Basingstoke Deane, has immediately funded 2 like Hurricane can be challenging. Dorian's high full Shelterboxes. A Shelterbox costs £590 tofull include. 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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NOTES

There can be no doubt that the recent events in the north of the town have been a major cause for concern. These events have shown how important the help of Neighbourhood Watch to the police can be and in fact to try to increase public input, I was asked by my Inspector to send out a request to all of our NW Coordinators in the area concerned, asking people to come forward with any information that they may have, so as to assist in the ongoing investigations. This reinforces the point which I always maintain about NW is that we are the 24/7 eyes and ears for our areas. Hopefully our communities know what is right and normal where we live and it is our duty to pass on to the police, any information, no matter how insignificant we may think it to be. There are several ways to report issues and here are just a few; On line at www.hampshire.police.uk By telephone anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 On line to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppers-uk.org By telephone to the police on 101 (Be aware that this is the same call centre as 999 which may be busy) If you wish, you can also follow our police on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Basingstokecops Another issue which may not be immediately apparent to the public, is that in cases of major crime, officers from other beats in our borough are needed to supplement the policing resources in the area of that crime. Often these officers will have given up their leave and rest days to assist their colleagues, or they may be temporarily working in another beat. This all goes to show how different modern day policing is from the “Village Bobby” and “Dixon of Dock Green/ Heartbeat” environments which many of us grew up with. Some of our coordinators have accepted the invite from BDNWA to the Annual Coordinators meeting where amongst other presentations, senior police officers will outline how modern policing is carried out. I sincerely hope that these coordinators will then take the time to update their NW members with the information that they have received. This information communication is now so much easier with the National Alert/Ourwatch systems. Those of you who are already registered will have seen the biweekly reports which our South Beat PCSO Debbie Doherty sends out covering local issues. However, it is sad to say that only a small proportion of residents are registered and receiving these items. This all too often leads to comments such as “We never hear from our police”. You don’t have to be in NW to register and you can do so just as a resident, but while you are at it, why not find and join your local NW scheme at www.ourwatch.org.uk/join. Very often the police use the Alert system to send out Press Releases & Witness Appeals and so the more people we can get registered, the more persons that our police can reach and potentially get information to & from, as well as keeping residents alerted to what is going on in their area. Perhaps I should also mention that very often the police have to deal with life threatening situations and similar very high priority issues, so something like Anti Social behaviour, whilst important to you, has a lower priority and cannot always be met with an officer response. Despite the above news, remember that our area is still one of the safer districts in the borough, but we must not get complacent, so still be vigilant in terms of your locality, your property and your possessions. As usual, feedback, comments etc via email to me at either brian.adams@hampshire.pnn.police.uk or via the local BDNWA web site at admin@bdnw.org.uk Regards

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Sainsbury’s Kempshott Our Values Make Us Different

Fireworks We’re delighted to continue to support our friends at the Hatch Warren Community Centre, for this year’s annual Fireworks Extravaganza. You may also be interested to learn that, following feedback from our colleagues and customers, Sainsbury’s has taken the decision to stop selling fireworks and any associated sparklers. Sunflower Lanyards We have begun to provide these lanyards to our customers who request them from our Customer Services Desk, ahead of the official launch on October 7th. We look forward to assisting our customers with these new service; a first for any UK Supermarket Retailer. Kitchen Fresh Our café has recently seen a new refreshed make-over and customers have provided us with some encouraging feedback so far. Keep an eye out during October for a refreshed menu offer from our colleagues in Kitchen Fresh. Boutique Offer You will no doubt have seen that we have made some changes to our layout across the store. Primarily, this has enabled us to provide a stunning new offer for our customers, with a refreshed Health and Beauty section. We now proud to have three Beauty Experts, who have specialised training to help you make the selection you want. Christmas Food Ordering There it is we’ve said it; the dreaded ‘C’ word. Our range for the Christmas Food to Order range launched on 30th September. Simply visit https://food-to-order.sainsburys.co.uk/ to place your order. Orders placed before 2nd December, totalling in excess of £80, will also receive a £5 Argos voucher. New Store Management We’re delighted to welcome a new management team at the store. Edd Morris (Store Manager) and Leigh Phillis (Operations Manager) have joined the store and look forward to continue to deliver a first class service to our community. 150 Days of Volunteering Our summer of volunteering is nearing completion and, we’re delighted to report, that the project at Inspero has been awarded £5000 from Sainsbury’s. These funds will enable Inspero to expand their services at the community gardens, with the purchase of a new summer house. Keep an eye out for more news as we complete the build.

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Of course one suggestion would be to come and join us at Kempshott WI, for those ladies already members we have various activities planned including outings, skittles and a special talk by Lady Carnarvon from Highclere Castle on the 9th of October. We also have our usual monthly meetings and our social afternoons. At our October meeting on the 28th we are planning a dabble day when members will get the chance to try some new activities, while in November we will welcome an award winning wild life photographer to talk about his work. We meet at kempshott Village Hall in Stratton Park at 2.30pm and prospective members will be made most welcome. Should you require further information please contact our President Mrs Barbara Hutton or email me on meekmoi@aol. com. We look forward to meeting you.


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Oakley Bowling Club News

This year’s tour was to Norfolk. Our first match was at Wymondham Dell, where a sumptuous buffet preceded defeat. Our base in Norwich, the home city of President Lesley Allard, was the George Hotel from where we explored the city before playing matches at the Norfolk Bowling Club and at Long Stratton. Defeats 2 and 3 ensued. Sunday took us to Great Yarmouth to see the attractions(!) before moving to Caister on Sea and our only victory of the tour. Bank Holiday Monday saw us have a free morning before games at the County Arts Club and at Great Plumstead. Defeats 4 and 5 followed. These did nothing to dampen our enthusiasm for the Gala Dinner where afterwards we were entertained by our driver Joseph. Tuesday saw us making our departure from the George, whose staff had looked after us so well, to travel to Chess Vale to play on their artificial green. This proved a challenge and defeat No 6 followed although at least the President was on a winning rink. After an excellent meal we set off for Oakley and on the way home it was announced that Jim Dixon had won the player of the tour award and John Ryan the Black Mark Trophy for the most misdemeanours. Recent friendly games have been against Waterside, Burghfield, Amesbury and Thatcham and we have staged the Club Drawn Fours. This saw 36 players participating. Rinks skipped by Barry Lee, Ric Newson, Valerie Ryan and Martin Smith reached the semi-finals and then we found ourselves with a repeat of the 2018 Final, Lee vs Newson. Ric's team comprised Jean Bordley, Marion Bringes and Jim Fitzgerald whilst Barry had with him Nicole Rogers, Peter Stewart and Richard Startin. Having won their previous games by convincing margins Barry's team started as strong favourites. The sixth end was critical. Ric's team lay 4 shots, but Barry's final bowl took a wicked deflection off a wide bowl and ended up shot. Barry repeated the feat on the next end. Not for nothing is he sometimes referred to as "Wicky Lee". Needing two on the last end, Ric was unable to score so Barry, whose team scored 46 shots to 16, gained revenge for last year's defeat.

Success in the Nationals eluded Oakley. With representatives in nine events, our best results were Nicole Rogers reaching the semi-final of the Women’s of News Champions and Nicole and OakleyChampion Bowling Club Heather Statham, the semi of the Junior Singles. We May was a good month the Club as we continued increase our membersh had more success at theforCounty Finals whereto Nicole playing members a very gratifying given the problems many Spor came138 back from 12-3– down to winposition the Two Wood and retaining members. We are,Statham however, always ready to welcome n title. attracting She beat clubmate Heather in the JuniorallSingles Final in thewebsite season we do in the Cluband, can behaving found onearlier our informative www.oakleybc.org won, talk with Heather, theabout Junior Pairs they combined directly to someone our activities or would like to try your hand at bow againKerley to win the main Pairs event. Newson came on 01256 780418 or Lesley AllardRic on 01256 397435? agonizingly close to winning the County Singles The season so far hasAlso, been a runners hectic one for members involved with catering title but lost 21-19. upthewere Ashley 3 games which require full meals with two on the same weekend. Nethercliffe in the Junior Singles and Nicole, Heather The first was President’s Dayin where President, Averil Adams, welcomed the Cou and Alice Lovett the the Triples. In our anyown season, a single andtitle ladies all over theyear Northwith of thefour County and this followed next day county is from good. This titles andwas four District vs Woolston and District men’s game. They were a thirsty runners up, was exceptional. Success has not been bunch! confined to the County. As mentioned above Ric won With 14 League teams being fielded each week, some of our teams are inevitab the District Singles beating clubmate Bob Goodyear but results generally have been encouraging with the Men’s “A” team currently s in the Final and it was also an all Oakley Final in the and District League 1 and our mixed teams topping both Division 1 and 3 of the Triples with Sean Lassman, Bob Goodyear and Ashley competitions, we have had mixed fortunes. The men went down to Whitchurch i Nethercliffe beating, after an extra end, Terry Heath, competition and crashed out of the National Top Club at Basingstoke Town. Ou Ric Newson and Ted Brown. A third title went to Jim pride by beating the Town in the Ladies Top Club and followed this up with anot Dixon and Barry Lee in the Over 60s Pairs with Terry nemesis Alton Social – a win that puts them into the County semi-final. We are Varndell finishing runner up in the Novice Singles. Tony Allcock Trophy for Over 60s and the men have reached the Area semi-fina Not to be outdone by the Men, Mary Varndell and Janie Championship. Vickers lifted the North Hants Women’s Pairs title with Janie, Jo Holland (substituting for Mary) There have been some noticeable successes in individual competitions. Ric Ne and Val Ryan finishing runner up in the Triples. All Goodyear and Fred Norris have reached the County quarter finals in the Senior this success has not gone unnoticed with the England Heather Statham has been the sensation of the season having reached the Wom selectors having invited Nicole to play in the Trial for taking out 3 of Hampshire’s top players including the 2016 Champion. In the W the 2020 England International team and with Alice Bringes, Laura Butler, Jo Holland and Val Ryan are one game away from the qu being called to trial for the England Junior Academy. WBA Competitions Janie Vickers has reached the Two Wood Final to be played By the time this article is published the outdoor Individual players from the club continue to be recognised at a high level and ou season will have ended but there is plenty of activity years old Ashley Nethercliffe who has been selected for the Hampshire Middleto throughout the winter with short mat bowling, away Bown who will play in the women’s equivalent the Johns Trophy. Also in the Joh friendlies at Indoor clubs and a variety of social Rogers. Making her debut she is the youngest person, in most memories, to ha events. For more details, please call Spencer Kerley the event. We are delighted too that Nicole, having initially been overlooked by on 01256 780418 or Janie Vickers on 01256 780447. Junior Trial (but called to trial at the last moment), has been selected to represe Alternatively, you can make contact through our very International Junior (Under 25) Series to be held in Londonderry in July. informative website www.oakleybc.org.uk.


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WORLD SIGHT DAY 2019

Thursday, 10th October, 9am-3pm, Old Basing Mall 45 million people in the world are blind 90% live in areas with little or no access to treatment 80% of blindness is curable and preventable 66% of the blind are women or girls 1.2 billion need glasses to see better World Sight Day, now in its 7th consecutive year, comes once again to Basingstoke on Thursday, 10 October, staged by the Basingstoke Lions Club in Old Basing Mall (by Boots). Between 9am and 3pm, the Club’s stand will act as a collection point for redundant spectacles, both prescription and non-prescription; unwanted sunglasses also will be welcome. All will find their way via the Club’s partnership with Medico Lions Clubs de France to countries where so many have no access to spectacles. In addition, visitors to the stand will find information leaflets on sight loss, small items of equipment which can assist with the daily living challenges of visually impaired people and advice on sources of help available locally. Various sight loss organisations, including Open Sight, The Macular Society and Helping Hands for the Blind are supporting the day through the supply of literature and equipment, and opticians in the town are offering their usual support. Around 1/1.30pm the Club’s very own “Lennie the Lion”, who’s had a fairly busy summer appearing at various local events, may be spotted ‘on the prowl’, when he drops in to the opticians involved to collect their haul of spectacles already donated by their own customers. On a more global scale the aim of this day, on which Lions Clubs around the world conduct various sight-related projects, is to focus attention on the global issue of avoidable blindness and visual impairment and thus raise awareness about the importance of eye health and the need for quality eye care services for all. The projects include vision screenings, eye health education programmes, and the donation of assistive devices to those with vision impairment. So the call goes out once more to the people of Basingstoke: take your unloved, unwanted, unused spectacle to the Lions’ stand – they will find another home. Such a simple act can change the lives of the ultimate recipients beyond measure. (Note: No spectacle cases, thank you) Relax and unwind in my new purpose built log cabin therapy room. Pamper Shack is situated near down grange on Pack Lane. At Pamper shack Lyndsey offers a range of massage therapies, to provide physical and mental benefit. Choose from luxury Swedish, sports & exercise, holistic Indian head or a relaxing hot stone massage. Beauty treatments including sienna x spray tanning, a choice of gel nails, tinting, brow waxing, manicure/pedicure and eye lash extensions. (Please ask for a full treatment list or Find us on Facebook & Instagram!)

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BASINGSTOKE LIONS CLUB (Website www.basingstokelions.org.uk) This month we thought about “The Future”. This is a perfectly sensible thing to do, particularly when you’re convinced (against all evidence to the contrary) that you are immortal. The particular aspect of the future that we have been considering is our concerts programme. It has been successful for many years and funded much of our charity work. Alas, even though we have tried to bring in fresh acts, costs have risen, audiences have shrunk and we are now barely operating at breakeven point. That cannot continue. So our “little grey cells” are being given a work out as we look for an alternative approach to this aspect of our fundraising. Of course a few new members with new ideas would be very welcome. Attendance at one of our business meetings is a good start. They’re like a sip of ambrosia in an otherwise humdrum life. Just use the “contact us” button on our website www.basingstokelions.org.uk to begin your trip upon our magic sailing ship (name that song!!!). Ali Mac’s Rhythm and Blues band appear for us on 5th October at the Royal British Legion Club in Old Basing. These guys have got a pretty good pedigree. Tickets are available from Tony Bamberger, tony.bamberger@hotmail.co.uk telephone 01256 850254, Maurice Hockley email: mauricehockley@hotmail. com or telephone 01256 421867, Toucan Travel at Chineham or direct from our website www.basingstokelions.org.uk .

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Quiz Night at the Cliddesden Millenium Hall is on 9th November. Another set of 110 excruciating questions for you to grapple with. If you fancy your chances email philipjhwilson@btinternet.com .You need a team of 3 or 4 and a short pithy team name. Visit our website www.basingstokelions.org.uk to see the full format of the evening. A week later, on 16th November, the Heritage Light Orchestra will play a concert of music associated with places on the route of the Orient Express for us at QMC. These concerts are specially designed for us and feature local musicians and singers. They’re well worth supporting. Organisation to celebrate World Sight Day in the Malls is well advanced. Remember this is your annual opportunity to speak to someone who may be able to advise you or point you towards the right people to approach on sight related matters, and to donate your unwanted spectacles for recycling to the 3rd world. Lennie the Basingstoke Lion will be scaring the bejasus out of the unsuspecting public as usual. On the Welfare front the most interesting case to come to our attention was a “smelly” washing machine. Dennis “the Hitman” Crouch has been despatched with 2 boxes of calgon to sort it out. Sic transit Gloria Mundi!!!!!!!!!! And no, that wasn’t the lady’s name. Remember you too can journey happily into total insanity by joining us via www. basingstokelions.org.uk

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The Village Hall has traditionally hired out the main hall and the small hall and currently is home to the regular hirers:Monday 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) Horticultural Group 7-9pm (3rd Monday of the month) Tuesday 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 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 Wednesday 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 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 Dog training - 6.30 - 7.30 Call Dale on 07957 806752 Thursday 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 Open Sight (Visually Impaired Group) 1-4pm every other week. http://www.opensight.org.uk/get-involved/clubs-and-groups Pilates 6.30 - 7.30pm Call Becky on 07725 581218 or email beckylane14@me.com Craft Club - 6pm - 9pm, in the Small Hall £3 per person (includes refreshment) Call Kathy 01256 324314 Friday Kestrel Art Club - 10-1pm USKO Martial Arts - 6-7pm Nifty Ninjas USKO Martial Arts - 7-8pm Senior Grade Adults

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SCAMMER TRY TO SCAM THE KOURIER, AND OTHER SCAMS

Last month I was contacted by the editor of the Kempshott Kourier to highlight a scam that was targeting advertisers. Essentially, one of the advertisers received a call from a mobile number to apologise for the delay in this month’s addition. They then went on to say that a refund will be issued and a colleague would call back shortly. Later, the colleague called back and goes through the normal “Your call is being recorded for training purposes etc…” and then proceeds to ask for you bank details so they can make a refund. The two numbers used in this scam were 07497 483 361 and 7825 154 104. These number are well known and reported on the https://who-called.co.uk/ website. 20/06/2019 – Claiming to be from a magazine that we advertise in and saying the edition is late. DO NOT FALL FOR IT. I phone the actual magazine we advertise with and they have nothing to do with this. 25/06/2019 – Beware of this number if you’re a small business. They’ll call you pretending to be from your local community magazine. Whilst the most recent date reported is 21 June 2019, this scam seems to have been around a while with reports going back to 2015. The only reason for the recent log is the scammers are using burner phones. The biggest problem with these type of scams is that a) the police are not the slightest bit interested and b) the telephone companies do not act quickly enough to shut these scams down. Worse still, the phone companies and the police don’t seem to work together to protect the public, specifically the older generation whose trusting nature makes them vulnerable.

Common Scams

The most common phone scams are: Computer Repair Scams – the call purports to be from Microsoft saying there’s a problem with your computer and they need to connect to fix the issue. Remote control software is then used and once the scammer has connected they run a bunch of fake test and scare the victim into purchasing expensive software. The Broadband Scam – this typically starts off with a Robocall (automated call) where you’re warned that your broadband will be cut off today unless you take action now. You’re asked to “Press 1” to be connected to the support department. The scam then goes off in one of two typical directions. They either opt to extract as much information from you as possible to then commit fraud with the information provided or they remote control you PC and commit the Bank Scam. Bank Scam – this involves the scammer calling you to advise there’s a problem with your card and they need to issue a new card. What’s really clever about this is when they call, they “spoof” the banks phone number so the call looks legitimate and it’s surprisingly easy to do. The scam then continues by confirming that card number with you and then asking for verification by you entering your PIN number on the phone. This data is easily harvested and they proceed to empty your account. Premium Rate Scam – this is another Robocall scam where the scammer calls and then either leaves a voice mail message or hangs up immediately. Victims either respond to the voicemail and call back or just call back to see who called. The problem is the number is usually linked to a premium number where you pay up to £3.60 per minute. You’re then kept on the line for as long as possible. HMRC Scam – less prevalent in this country but on the rise, this scam starts with the caller saying you’re under investigation for outstanding tax bills, etc. Given the status of HMRC, the victim goes onto panic mode and follows instructions. They advise that to pay off the outstanding amount, you can pay in digital vouchers or gift cards. As silly as this sound, people are falling for it. How to avoid scams 1. Don’t be afraid to hang up – in today’s modern world treat every call as suspicious and don’t be pressurised. 2. Don’t reveal personal details – avoid giving away any personal or financial information; that includes confirming details. Whilst it may seem they know “something” about you, it’s probably from a data leak. 3. Call the “real” business – if you have any doubt, find a number from you own documentation and call the business back. DO NOT rely on a number the scammers gives you. How to avoid cold callers and scammers This is not as easy as it should be. You can log your number with the Telephone Preference Service but it only reduces calls to people who follow the guidance and scammers don’t fit into that business model. Some landlines now come with call screening which helps. If you’re on Android, you can install a number of phone blocking apps, like TrueCaller which blocks callers based upon a known database of scammers. If you’re on iPhone, you can block the last number – not ideal given how frequently these number change!

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40 Transition & Transformation Brexit is looming. My name is Debbie Veel.time I am one of the Licensed Ministers Readers I do not know what the outcome will be on the 31stHello. of October. By the this goes to Lay print we (LLM’s mayorhave as they are sometimes known) at St. Mark’s church. LLM’s are not ordained, so we don’t more of an idea, I guess. wear a dog collar, but we can do much of what a vicar can do with some notable exceptions. We can’t bless the communion wine and bread; we can’t marry people nor

There are hugely different and strongly held opinions on this. We are a divided nation. We are not reconciled do we baptise anyone. Interestingly enough, we can lead funerals. Other than that we with each other. The plight of our country is in ourpreach, individual hands in our politicians. lead worship, prayer as andmuch mid-weekas 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. We need to find a way to work together to know that even if we disagree with others. We won't resort to bad mouthing I am writing this month because, as you may or may not know, the Rev. Kelvin and Jane Taylor left St. Mark’s them. at the end of May. They had been with us for nine years and we are sad to see them go. Many exciting

things have happened in the church and community under their leadership. We won't resort to racism and derogatory comments.

For example- we have started a messy church (very informal craft, food, a short

There is a line in an Eagles song that strikes me as being very appropriate forlotsthis It says celebration and of funtime. 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 “Who will provide the grand design? junior school; started Saturday @ Saint Mark’s (2nd Saturday of the month from What is yours and what is mine? 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 'Cause there is no more new frontier education. We have employed an Outreach Worker and renovated We have got to make it here.” our kitchen at church – if you have ever used the old kitchen at St. I think this is so true. Mark’s you know what state it was in! All of this and much more under Kelvin’s leadership.

We’re not like my blueberries only significant ‘en masse.’ Kelvin and Jane are off on a well-deserved long holiday to their We are the Esther’s and the Greta’s, each of usfavourite place- the Greek islands. We wish them well, as I am sure many of you do also. Now is our time to act. We can all make a difference, individually, It is a time of change and transition for them and for the church. - in our own homes It may well be a time of change and transition for you too. You may be changing job; maybe moving house; - in our own communities having a new baby; getting married; leaving home for the first time to go to university or to travel. There - in our own towns may also be some less pleasant changes happening in your life- divorce, unemployment, bereavement. - in our nation In the church’s year, the weeks just gone still form part of the ‘Easter Season’. It was a time of transition and I pray that by the time this goes to print we will be change a little ontoo. theThey future of our country and like Ireland that for clearer Jesus’ disciples had travelled around the country withthose Jesus, listening to him teach and preach, watching him do miracles and healings. But they hadn’t quite understood ‘what he was really about.’ is so heavily affected by any decisions made in parliament over the coming months. Every blessing

Debbie Veel

Licensed Lay Minister, St.

On Easter Sunday and on many occasions after that they met the risen Lord Jesus, and during this time, before He ascended to heaven, they began to understand all that He was teaching and explaining to them about God and about how much He loves each and every one of us. They finally did begin to comprehend ‘what HeChurch, was really about.’ Mark’s Kempshott Many of what are called resurrection appearances in the Bible involve eating. This is important because it tells us that the risen Jesus had a real physical body -he wasn’t some kind of ghostly apparition. Often the disciples didn’t immediately recognize Jesus-‘he was the same but different.’ The best analogy of this is when maybe you have had your hair done or get new glasses. Often people comment that there is ‘something a bit different about you’ but they cannot quite place their finger on it. 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 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.

SATURDAY 7TH DECEMBER

Bookings are now being taken for tables at our annual Christmas Market at Kempshott Village Hall. To obtain a booking form please either email kempshottfestival@gmail.com or phone 01256 354282. We would also appreciate hearing from anyone who has a connection to a choir or music group who would like to come along and entertain our visitors.


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SERVICES FOR OCTOBER Transition & Transformation

Every Sunday

6th October 08:30 Holy Communion 10:00 Service of the Word

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 at dog 8.30am collar, but weHoly can do Communion. much of what a vicar can do with some notable Every Sunday exceptions. We can’t bless the communion wine and bread; we can’t marry people nor All services at 10am unless stated otherwise do we baptise anyone. Interestingly enough, 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.

20th October

I am writing this month because, as you may or may not know, the Rev. Kelvin and Jane Taylor left St. Mark’s 08:30 Holy at the end of May. They had been with us forCommunion nine years and we are sad to see them go. Many exciting things have happened in10:00 the church and community under their leadership. Holy Communion 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); 27th October we have started doing the fabulous ‘Open the Book’ assemblies for the Y4’s in the 08:30 Holy Saturday Communion junior school; started @ Saint Mark’s (2nd Saturday of the month from 9:30am) which is an informal chance learn such things as your ancestry, try flower 10:00 Service of the toWord 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!Woolgar All of this and more 74 Kenneth muchaged 21st August under Kelvin’s leadership.

13th October 08:30 Holy Communion 10:00 All Welcome (All Age Harvest service) 19th October 2.45pm Messy Church

Funerals

Brian Alderton

aged 77

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 many of you do also.

5th September

It is a time of change and transition for them and for the church.

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

Kempshott Methodist Church

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.’

On Easter Sunday and on many occasions after that they met the risen Lord Jesus, and during this time,

before He ascended to heaven, they began to understand all that He was teaching and explaining to them Kempshott Lane about God and about how much He loves each and every one of us. They finally did begin to comprehend www.basingstokereadingmethodists.uk/churches/kempshott ‘what He was really about.’ Many of what are called resurrection appearances in the Bible involve eating. This is important because it tells us that the risen Jesus had a real physical body -he wasn’t some kind of ghostly apparition.

Sunday morning worship at 10.30 6 October Morning worship Led by Mrs Sarah Whithorn 13 October Morning worship Led by Mrs Judith Norris

Often the disciples didn’t immediately recognize Jesus-‘he was the same but different.’ The best analogy of this is when maybe you have had your hair done or get new glasses. Often people comment that there is ‘something a bit different about you’ but they cannot quite place their finger on it.

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 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. Communion

20 October Morning worship and Holy Led by Revd Audrey Browne

Table tennis for the family every Friday at 7.30pm

27 October Morning worship Led by Mrs Kim Kelly

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USEFUL CONTACTS

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 Matthew Swales-Glasscoe Email: matthew.swales-glasscoe@basingstoke.gov.uk http://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/ Tel: 01256 844844 Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 BOROUGH COUNCILLORS - KEMPSHOTT Cllr Tony Capon - 07910 203772 Email: cllr.tony.capon@basingstoke.gov.uk Cllr Anne Court - 01256 354282 Email: cllr.a.court@basingstoke.gov.uk Cllr Hayley Eachus 07775 727097 Email cllr.Hayley.Eachus@basingstoke.gov.uk BOROUGH COUNCILLORS - BUCKSKIN Cllr Tony Jones - 07852 494718 Cllr.Tony.Jones@basingstoke.gov.uk

Children aged 2years - 5 years Mon, Tues, & Thurs:- 8am - 3pm, Wed:- 8am - 3pm For more details call 01256 350533 (term time only) or email jjschatterboxnursery@outlook.com.

Cllr Stephanie Grant - Bus. phone: 07786 512226 Cllr.stephanie.grant@basingstoke.gov.uk

NOAH’S ARK PLAY SCHOOL Noah’s opening time 8am - 4pm Monday to Friday Children aged from 2 - 5 years Telephone: 01256 323853

Cllr Gary Watts - No telephone number listed Email Cllr.Gary.Watts@basingstoke.gov.uk

BOROUGH COUNCILLORS - THE BERG

Cllr Sean Keating – 01256 422969 Email: cllr.s.keating@basingstoke.gov.uk

SNAPDRAGONS Cllr Colin Regan – 07796 225618 Snapdragons are Mon - Thurs 8.30am - 3pm for children aged 2 - 5 Cllr.Colin.Regan@basingstoke.gov.uk Call 01256 818857 COUNTY COUNCILLORS or visit website at www.dandelions-preschool.org.uk Our circulation area falls into 3 County divisions, County SNAPDRAGONS KEMPSHOTT UNDER 5S Councillors can be found at http://democracy.hants.gov.uk Telephone 07951660401 or email kempU5@aol.co.uk www.hatchwarrenunderfives.co.uk MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT Rt Hon Maria Miller MP - 0207 219 5749 KANCARE (KEMPSHOTT NEIGHBOURCARE) House of Commons London SW1A 0AA 07905 272711 Mon - Fri 09.00 - 17.00 maria.miller.mp@parliament.uk FAULTY STREET LIGHTS KEMPSHOTT VILLAGE HALL 0845 850 44 22 http://www.lightsoninhampshire.co.uk/Public/ Bookings & Enquiries Tel. 01256 324314 Website: www.kempshottvillagehall.org ReportFault.aspx OLD DOWN HALL POWER CUT Bookings & Enquiries Tel. 01256 356974 Power cut - call 105 You can also call this number if you spot Email: olddownhall@googlemail.com electrical damage. This is a free national service http://www. Website: www.olddownhall.co.uk powercut105.com All dates and phone numbers are believed to be correct at the time of going to press. No responsibility can be taken for errors. All content is copyright of “The Kempshott Kourier”. The publishers cannot accept responsibility for views expressed by contributors, or for the accuracy of claims made by the advertisers.

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