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Your Child, Their Journey, Our Focus Feb 2018 Issue 83

Fleet’s only monthly magazine

This Month...

Win with ‘Guess the Eatery’ • Valentine’s Gifts that delight • We review Gurkha Square and much more…

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8 Restaurant Reviews


24 | We review the new Gurkha Square


8 | Guess the Eatery Win a £25 voucher to spend at this winning restaurant! 25 | Guess the Eatery January reveal

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Feb 2018


Every Month

6 | Words from a Tiny Room

4 | Editor’s Note

9 | Care Matters: Talking About Care

20 | Useful Numbers

10 | A comprehensive ENT service for children and adults 14 | Rosie’s Good Reads 16 | Why your New Year Resolutions should include a review of your Will 18 | Fleet Life meets… 21 | Tenant Fee Ban - coming soon! 35 | How to buy a Valentine’s Gift that delights

22 | What’s On 26 | Talk from Town Council 28 | Local Health & Fitness Classes in Fleet 30 | The Harlington News 36 | The Harlington Timetable 40-43 | Local Groups, Clubs and Societies 44 | Community Notice Board 46 | Index of Advertisers Fleet Life February 2018 | 3

Hello... ...and welcome to the February issue of Fleet Life.

With Valentine’s Day approaching it got me thinking about love and what it actually means. Not just in the context of partnerships but also with the people around us; our children, our friends and our community. It doesn’t take much to show someone you love them, and it’s the thoughts and efforts that go a long way. Random acts of kindness, however small, have the power to at the very least put a small smile

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on someone’s face. In the US they will be celebrating Random Acts of Kindness day on 17th February, which could serve as inspiration to us all? So even if you don’t have a special someone in February perhaps you could have a go at extending some love.

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A successful businessman, Steve now seems to genuinely want to make Fleet a better place. There are specific radio rules about talking about politics so we didn’t. We did talk about a great charity @FleetPhoenix and improving facilities for young people was on Steve’s ‘list’ as well as buses, roads, planning & houses. I also asked him what we can do about the ugly entry into Fleet from Norris Hill Road around Velmead. It was already on his list! As a self confessed petrol head from age 15, Steve has embraced modern electric vehicles but still swoons about that Lamborghini Countach from the 80s! Steve is one of those ‘Elite Facebookers’ as I call them, where every post or comment is backed up by reasoned thought and evidence and / or links on

Words from a Tiny Room said subject (or more usually argument!). And Steve gave one of the best descriptions of his favourite songs, saying that ‘Jardin D’Iver’ by Kerry Ann “Slides down your ears”. To be fair; it does!

Maggie Howell

A very healthy show to start the year. Firstly, lovely Maggie talked about the antiinflammatory and brain helping properties of turmeric (or tumeric as I remember it). When taken the right way it can be absorbed across the brain barrier and helps remove synapse blocking detritus. Widely used in India, they have much lower levels of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Maggie created an instant drink by experimenting on her 5 boys, well 6 including supportive husband Phil. The real key to her success was that she set a date when she was going to pitch her new product to Holland & Barrett at an exhibition in London. She won and from there she now has Turmerlicious (latte with no caffeine or dairy, in 4 flavours Choco, Chilli Choc, Ginger or my fave Vanilla) in over 150 stores, including Holland & Barrett, and is No. 1, 2 and 3 in coffee alternatives on Amazon. Give it a try, or maybe you have already, turmeric was in the Top 10 for Google searches in 2016.

Maggie is still one of the foremost authorities on natal hypnotherapy and her courses are available @natalhypno. Her own birthing experience using the techniques were very positive and she’s helped over a quarter of a million births. She grew up in Nairobi and has lived in Tokyo and California, has a Danish Mum (with lovely bacon) and loves dancing, namely Lindy Hop and Ceroc and became a vegan this year. You do not need meat to get the protein you need. Animals eat plants! Her brood can have meat but they have to cook it! However, they are mostly supportive and who wouldn’t benefit from a properly cooked plant based diet?

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Guess the Eatery

Welcome to our new monthly competition for 2018. The answers can be found right here in Fleet! Each month we’ll show you a photo of a table setting in a Fleet pub or restaurant. All you have to do is ‘Guess the Eatery’ to be in with a chance of winning. If the venue doesn’t immediately look familiar, search for clues on the table, in the decor or even in the signature dish if shown. So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch and tell us which Fleet pub/ restaurant this is.

T h is m o n t h yo u c a n w i n a £ 25 vo u c h e r* t o s p e n d i n t h is l o c a l e a t e r y *The prize is a voucher worth £25 to spend in the eatery featured. The winner will be drawn at random from all the correct entries. This voucher is valid until 31st March 18 and entitles the winner to food and/or drinks to the value of £25. Terms and Conditions apply. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

If you know in which restaurant the above picture was taken, then enter our competition with the restaurant name in the subject line by emailing your answer to Closing date is 19th February 18 when the winner will be notified and announced on our facebook page FleetLife. The restaurant will be revealed in our March 18 issue.

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A comprehensive ENT service for children and adults James Mitchell is a Consultant ENT surgeon offering a comprehensive adult and children’s ENT service. He was trained at London hospitals including Great Ormond Street Hospital. Hearing loss in children may have clear correctable causes such as glue ear, infection or impacted wax. Sometimes the cause is less clear and may be present from birth. Signs of potential hearing loss include; turning the TV volume up loud, answering questions incorrectly or not replying, and complaining of pain or noise in the ear. Glue ear is a common cause of hearing loss in children usually occurring in the winter or after catching a ‘cold’, often settling without treatment. Prolonged glue ear however, can affect a child’s hearing, learning, balance and behaviour. A simple day case procedure to drain the fluid and place tubes (known as grommets) in the eardrum will remedy the problem. Ear infections are extremely common in children. Up to 70% of 3 years olds will have had at least one significant ear infection. Most middle ear infections resolve without treatment or use of simple analgesics. Repeated infections may cause hearing loss and

Problems with the ears, nose and throat can cause pain and misery for children, anxiety for their parents, disrupt their school studies over months and even lead to poor exam results with potential to impact on future prospects. Many of these problems can be remedied by an ENT expert expeditiously. grommets and adenoid removal may help reduce the number and severity of these infections. Repeated smelly ear discharge can be a sign of an uncommon serious condition of ingrowing skin of the eardrum (known as Cholesteatoma). This is a serious condition, which if left untreated, can lead to permanent damage to the delicate ear structures. A runny and blocked nose with mouth breathing may be a sign of allergic rhinitis or enlarged adenoids. Less common causes include structural changes following injury, polyps and foreign bodies in the nose. An ENT specialist is the most suitably qualified person to evaluate the blocked nose if treatment initiated by your GP doesn’t seem to help. Tonsils are glands of the immune system situated at the back of the throat. They tend to grow in size up to the age of six years. After this age, the throat grows quicker than the tonsils, so effectively the tonsils become

smaller. Children suffer with two tonsil problems; tonsillitis and blockage of breathing in sleep. Recurrent tonsillitis causes pain and misery for children. Enlarged tonsils and adenoids can also block the upper airway breathing when the throat muscles are relaxed during sleep. Snoring with pauses in breathing and gasps or laboured breathing, awakening and daytime tiredness or hyperactivity can be signs of sleep apnoea. The quality of sleep is effectively as if someone is waking the child every few minutes. Removal of the tonsils and adenoids is almost always curative.

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When should you start talking about care needs? If you’ve noticed anything from a drop in personal hygiene to recurring forgetfulness or even weight loss, then it’s probably a good idea to think about bringing up the subject of care with your loved one. There’s no ‘best’ time to do it but bear in mind some basic points to help: • Try to chat to someone in the morning when they are likely to be most alert. • Try to create a nice relaxed atmosphere so that things feel very comfortable and normal. • Above all, you need to try to remove the confrontational aspect of ‘you need help’.

What sort of thing you should say Remember that care can be a sensitive subject. Some people will really not like admitting that they need extra help and will have many anxieties around the topic. Reassurance is so important so talk about care positively and focus on all the benefits that having some extra help would bring. For example: • Wouldn’t it be great not to have to worry about the cleaning/chores etc? • You could get out and about a bit more and see your friends. Try not to use closed questions. So rather than ‘do you think you need some extra help or care?’ instead ask what would it feel like to have a little help around the house? Talking to

Care Matters

Talking About Care Care for the elderly is constantly in the news, but it’s a topic we often find hard to talk about with the people for whom it really matters - our elderly loved ones. People need care for all sorts of reasons, from support with

everyday tasks to more advanced requirements such as dementia. But how do you begin the conversation?

people in this open manner encourages them to be more open and accepting in return.

What not to say Your loved one may see their situation very differently to you for a whole host of reasons. Don’t try to convince them otherwise. Instead try imagining the world through their eyes. It will help you to communicate effectively and sympathetically. Never use accusatory or negative language. Avoid phrases like: ‘You can’t cope anymore’, ‘You are causing me stress’, ‘If you don’t sort something out you will have to go into care’ as this is likely to cause feelings of fear, anxiety and guilt. Also, don’t talk “about” your loved one in front of them however innocent your intentions. They may understand every word that is being said, but struggle

to articulate their own wishes. Another important topic is choice of care and we’ll be discussing how to talk about the available options next month.

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Rosie’s Good Reads The Lady’s Slipper by Deborah Swift is post English civil war historical fiction. Alice Ibbetson is an artist and keen horticulturalist. A rare orchid had been discovered in a nearby wood and Alice has plans to cultivate the seeds and save it from extinction. But the plant causes an avalanche of bad luck for Alice, culminating in her wrongful imprisonment for a different crime.

Three Hours Past Midnight by Tony Knighton is hard boiled crime fiction set in Philadelphia. It’s highly atmospheric without being wordy or overly-descriptive. Telling the story through the eyes of the violent thief anti-hero. Gripping, sharp, not too long, with excellently observed dialogue and convincing secondary characters.

Jonah by Carl Rackman is a WW2 naval thriller. Mitch “Lucky” Kirkham, is a gunner who seems fated to survive when others around him die. His peers insist that Mitch is a Jonah (they believe he is bringing them bad luck or worse and want to throw him overboard), this book is gripping and atmospheric, ideal for anybody who enjoys a ripping good read.

Confessions Of A Pirate Ghost by Jo-Ann Carson is a paranormal romance and a quick read at just sixty-seven pages. Taking a swim at night in the cold North-West Pacific wouldn’t have been Harley Davis’ first choice, but the art forger was in a spot of hot trouble, and it was a means of escaping a mobster. 

Ruby Slips and Poker Chips by Heather Kindt is a romantic comedy and modern-day version of The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz. This book is filled with plenty of teasers to delight the reader. Dottie Gale is a teacher in Quandary Elementary, Kansas. When a tornado blew through town, she swore it dropped off Maxine Westward, the new Headmistress.

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Why your New Year Family Matters Resolutions should include a review of your Will Christmas is over, so

what was your New Year resolution? Check your waistline and decide to eat less, drink less and exercise more? Are you

even considering becoming a new Veganuary follower? Lots of promises made, most broken by the second week of January? Have you resolved to make or review your Will? Well you should. We always recommend that you review your Will at least every 5 years and more importantly when there are major changes, good or bad, in your life. If you are getting married this year, then you should seriously consider making a Will beforehand. This is especially important if this is to be a second marriage or you have children for other relationships. A pre-nuptial agreement in these circumstances should also be considered. Going through a separation or divorce is another reason to make a Will and we advise that you do not wait until the divorce is finalised before considering this. Is a first or new child on the way? Will your partner be protected without a Will? The Intestacy

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Rules which govern the situation when you have not made a Will, may leave your nearest and dearest excluded from being a beneficiary. Further, appointing guardians in your Will for your children could be the most important decision you make for their future. When making a Will at Wheelers we also discuss your finances and how one of you could financially manage as a single parent. Are you to become grandparents this year? Are your grandchildren included as beneficiaries? If your Will requires grandchildren to attain a set age before benefitting, you should review your Will. In 2017 the Government changed the law making these “grandchildren trusts” potentially highly disadvantageous for Inheritance Tax. Are you busy running your business but never considered what would happen if you died before retirement? When reviewing your Will we can discuss with you the practicalities of death in relation to your business and how you can make decisions now to minimise potential problems for your family, work partners and staff. Are you heading towards retirement this year? Reviewing your finances should go hand in hand with a Will review and is also the perfect time to consider

Inheritance Tax planning. We work closely with accountants and pension/financial advisers to ensure you make the right decisions for the next stage of your life. Finally, are you worried about Inheritance Tax? Inheritance Tax has become less of a concern since April 2017, with many families needing estates worth more than £850,000 before Inheritance Tax is payable. However, the Government’s motto “tax does not have to be taxing” was ignored when the 2017 changes came into effect. Understanding your likely Inheritance Tax bill can be complex, depending on your family circumstances and, more importantly, what is in your Will. Reviewing your Will following these Inheritance Tax changes could prevent your family from a significant Inheritance Tax bill. To review or make a new Will please contact Karin Cox-Putker. Wheelers offer a free Will review.

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Fleet Life meets... Denny Davies, Musical Director of Elvetham Community Choir with an

eclectic love of musical genres and big plans to hold a 2018 flash mob! Hi Denny, thank you for taking time to chat to Fleet Life meets. Please tell us a bit about who you are and what you do? I am the Musical Director of Elvetham Community Choir in Fleet. I have been involved in music all my life, having been brought up in a very musical family. In my working career I have been Head of Music in four different schools and now have my own private piano practice and teach piano in schools. I sing in three other choirs and guest conduct when the opportunity arises. How did you come to be the musical director of the choir? I first came upon the Elvetham Choir as an accompanist and took over as MD five years ago. Has running a choir always been something you wanted to do? I have run many choirs over my career, but ECC is my first Community Choir. Everyone is welcome, no auditions - just a willingness to sing and have fun. It is such a great job! What are the biggest challenges of running a choir? There are a few challenges in running a choir like ECC. You need to recognise and manage the expectations of the choir in 18 | Fleet Life February 2018

terms of learning new music: when it’s important to push on and when it’s time to go with the flow. It’s also challenging to find music that’s at the right level - not so hard that it will put people off yet still requiring learning and progress.

thrown in for good measure.

What’s your biggest achievement since being in post? My biggest buzz is probably when we have tackled something really hard over several weeks and it suddenly slips into place. The look of stunned delight on everyone’s faces is worth all the struggle!

community events on Elvetham

A pretty eclectic mix really! Where can the people of Fleet see you singing in 2018? 2018 should see us singing in The Hart Centre, Elvetham Church for our annual Spring Soirée and, hopefully, some Heath. Check out our Facebook page for more details. Any big plans for the choir for the year ahead? We are hoping to do a flash mob at some point this year watch this space!

Who is the choir aimed at? What sort of people can and should join a choir? ECC is aimed at anybody who wants to sing as part of a group. We are a friendly bunch, often having social time as well as rehearsals. You don’t need to be able to read music - just be willing to come along to rehearsals and take part in performances both large and small.

What do you like about Fleet?

What’s your favourite genre/ song/style of music to direct the choir to sing? My favourite styles of music cover show songs and jazz standards with a liberal smattering of pop and classical

dreams and that everything

I’m a regular visitor to the town because I enjoy the great mix of shops, in particular the local individual businesses that thrive there. It’s also a good place to meet with friends for food or a drink - there’s such a variety of options on offer! What’s the best piece of advice you have ever been given? The best piece of advice I have been given is to follow my is possible.

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LANDLORDS by Lorraine Hutley


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Tenant Fee Ban - coming soon! On the 1st of November 2017 the Government introduced the Draft Tenant Fees Bill to Parliament. As a member of ARLA, The Association of Residential Lettings Agents, Honey Lettings keep up to date with the latest rules and regulations regarding the residential lettings market. The discussions regarding banning of fees to tenants have been going on for some time and we now have the detail of the proposal. As you may have read in the press, Landlords and Letting agents are seen as racketeers who charge unfair levels of rent and fees. This view, propagated by the media, along with high rents particularly in the London area have lead the Government into taking action. The proposed action will affect the way that the market operates and the way that the management of renting a property is financed. At present tenant’s, on acceptance by the landlord, pay an up front fee to process their credit and referencing checks. With Honey Lettings this charge is also used as a commitment to rent the property. The tenant is also charged for half of the Inventory costs and half the cost of renewing a tenancy. All of these charges will not be allowed under the new proposals. It is proposed that a potential tenant pays a refundable holding deposit of one week’s rent that would be returned unless false information is supplied or the tenant withdraws their application. This new bill may take at least 9 months to work it’s way through parliament and the indication is that the bill is likely to be passed as both major parties support change. Similar changes, including the banning of fees to tenants, have already been implemented in Scotland. The Government are also looking to crack down on rogue landlords and agents and financially encouraging local authorities to check that the rules are being kept. Unlike the current system where fines to landlords and agents are paid directly to the central coffers the new system will allow the local authority to keep the fines. With all changes to regulations we endeavour to be up to date at Honey Lettings and fully compliant. We are already implementing changes to take into account the new legislation and would be happy to advise how you can do the same.

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What's on in Let us know of any events you would like to publicise, listings are FREE for non-profit organisations 2 February | Hype Disco at The Harlington (children aged 11-16) 7.30 – 11pm is organised by volunteers and is a safe and fun event for teenagers. Tickets from Serendipity, 295 Fleet Road, 10am to 5pm, 7 days a week 3 February | Fleet Weekly Market at Gurkha Square car park, Fleet. Every Saturday morning, 9am – 2pm. Fruit and veg, bread, meat, fish, plants, household goods, flowers and much more. 3 February | Live Music at The Falkners Arms, Ancells Farm 9pm – midnight, Vintage Sound Collective are playing Funk/Soul/Disco. 10 February | Fleet Weekly Market at Gurkha Square car park, Fleet. Every Saturday morning, 9am – 2pm. Fruit and veg, bread, meat, fish, plants, household goods, flowers and much more. 10 February | Elvetham Heath Market at The Key, Elvetham Heath 10am – 1.30pm. 10 February | The Band of the Hampshire Constabulary Charity Concert in aid of Phyllis

Tuckwell Hospice. 7.30pm at the Church on the Heath, The Keys, Elvetham Heath, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 1HA. Back again by popular request – The Hampshire Constabulary Band (with Director of Music Major Pete Curtis) performing their special brand of popular band music. Tickets (£12) are now on sale from the Hospice Shop in Fleet, by calling 01252 683540 / 01252 684456 or book online at 10 February | Live Music at The Falkners Arms, Ancells Farm 9pm – midnight, FunkLine are playing Funk/ Soul. 15 February | Fleet Flower Club Demonstration by Graham King – “Experimental” at Crookham Memorial Hall, Sandy Lane, Church Crookham. Doors open at 7.15pm for an 8.00pm start. Visitors welcome; £6 on the door. 17 February | Fleet Weekly Market at Gurkha Square car park, Fleet. Every Saturday morning, 9am – 2pm. Fruit and veg, bread, meat, fish, plants, household goods, flowers and much more. 17 February | The Pelly Concert Orchestra Family Concert at Church on the Heath, Elvetham Heath, Fleet, GU51 1HA, 4 – 5pm. The



programme is to include: Star Wars Theme, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Pirates of the Caribbean, Jurassic Park, Bob the Builder… and more. All tickets are £5 – babes in arms, free. Tickets can be bought on the door or reserved on 0345 269 4619 or email For more information and to buy tickets online visit 17 February | Live Music at The Falkners Arms, Ancells Farm 9pm – midnight, Groove Republic are playing Soul/Funk. 24 February | Fleet Weekly Market at Gurkha Square car park, Fleet. Every Saturday morning, 9am – 2pm. Fruit and veg, bread, meat, fish, plants, household goods, flowers and much more. 24 February | Live Music at The Falkners Arms, Ancells Farm 9pm – midnight, Groove Republic are playing Soul/Funk. 24 February | Live Music at The Falkners Arms, Ancells Farm 9pm – midnight, The Lee Aaron Band are playing Indie Pop/Rock.

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Restaurant Review

The Gurkha Square The Gurkha Square on Fleet Road is under new ownership and management with a new chef and a menu change and since the handover on 13th October last year, the restaurant is quickly rising to become one of the most popular in town. The interior is intimate and simple – crisp white linen tablecloths, a few authentic Nepalese paintings on the walls – but it’s the aromas from the kitchen which are attention grabbing and you know this restaurant is all about the food. We visited on 2nd January expecting to be the only diners – besides, January is a month synonymous with lulls for restaurants when people are committed to New Year’s resolutions of spending less and eating healthier – but the restaurant was impressively lively which gave us an inkling we were in for a treat. Staff were attentive and knowledgeable. New management, along with 24 | Fleet Life February 2018

the chef, met while working together for an international 5* hotel chain and have a wealth of industry experience, technical knowledge and passion between them. They are able to talk through the new menu extensively (65% of the old menu has been retained) and are keen to talk about the new fusion dishes created by their talented Nepalese chef. The Nepali Shank has apparently proved so popular it’s earning itself a reputation locally and with the chef cleverly combining unexpected ingredients such as North African Harissa in the dish, it’s easy to see why. The interesting and varied menu is superb value for money and has enough to attract vegetarians as well as a complimentary children’s menu for under 5’s. My dining companion has some food intolerances and an

impressive, fully comprehensive breakdown of all the dishes and their ingredients was swiftly presented. So, after a pile of fresh, warm poppadoms with chutneys we were ready to choose our dishes. I started with a generous portion of Vegetable Spring Rolls with Tamarind Ketchup which were perfectly crispy and fragrant. My friend had Bhuteko Jhingey – a starter recommended by the staff. A huge bowl of shrimp arrived cooked in a spicy tomato and onion sauce and served with a rhubarb chutney. Declared ‘delicious’ on first taste, the rhubarb chutney is a perfect example of how the Gurkha Square chef is giving his dishes a clever twist. I opted for the Gurkha Special Sizzler as a main course – halloumi grilled over coals and served with chilli flakes and

sizzling onions, peppers and tomatoes. This fusion dish was inspired by the chef’s time in Cyprus. The cheese was meaty and packed full of flavour a plate which was very easy to finish. My friend had Bhasker Chicken cooked with kaffir lime leaves and chilli in a cream sauce. The chicken melted in the mouth and the

sauce was deliciously sweet and subtly fragrant. The superb wine menu at the Gurkha Square highlights the collective knowledge of the team gained while working around the world. My friend had a glass of Gewürztraminer, a wine more typically enjoyed as a dessert wine in her native Germany, but recommended here to accompany her curry and it worked beautifully, much to her surprise. Our meal was completed with a heavenly, palette cooling

dessert of Pancha Amrit – a yoghurt with maple syrup, saffron, cream, orange, sugar and scattered with nuts. It’s easy to see why the Gurkha Square is gaining such a following serving fresh, clearly differentiated dishes with a clever twist. What a culinary gem right here in the heart of Fleet.

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• Extensive experience with teaching ABRSM Theory to help pupils attain Grade 1-5 to allow continuation to the more advanced grades in their instruments. • Very high success pass (Merit/Distinction) rate. • Also experienced in helping Year 10/11 pupils with GCSE MUSIC. So get in touch if extra support needed. • LOTS OF REFERENCES AVAILABLE. Why not come along for a FREE “Get to know each other” - introductory 20 min lesson Please contact: Carol O’Callaghan ARIAM Musical Instinct Mob: 07480 672736 Tavistock Road, Fleet

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At this time of year, you’ll see anxious men in shops, unsure whether to buy the woman in their life red roses, chocolates, a diamante bracelet or satin

How to buy a Valentine’s Gift that delights (very on-trend at the moment).

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was the choice of an exboyfriend of mine - in two sizes too big! As you can imagine, Valentine’s was a frosty day…

Gift Vouchers What is Valentine’s Day about? According to legend, back in the mists of time, the Roman Emperor Claudius decreed that young men should not marry because he believed single men made better soldiers. A romantic priest named Valentine defied Claudius, secretly marrying young couples. For his troubles, he was martyred and Saint Pope Gelasius chose 14th February to honour him. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, here’s some advice to men on choosing a suitable gift.

Lingerie Many men want to buy lingerie for their partner but they just don’t know how to go about it. Whilst women are probably better off buying their own underwear for the best fit, this guidance might help… Colour - which colours suit her best? Maybe a beautiful teal or midnight blue if she has darker skin; Rose pink or a delightful peach if she’s got fairer skin. If she has blue or green eyes, choose a colour that matches her eyes (to score extra points for thoughtfulness…) Brand/design - take a peek in your partner’s underwear drawer. What brand does she favour - is she and M & S lady? Or does she favour Fantasie, Victoria’s Secret,

Bravissimo, Agent Provocateur? Make a note of whether she wears a full cup or balcony, underwired or padded. Size - check the label of a bra for band size (30 to 46) and cup size (A up to H). Be aware that sizes vary according to the brand. Take the bra with you, if in doubt. Always get a gift receipt! Briefs - ideally should match the bra. Does she wear a full brief to cover her stomach (Bridget Jones style) or a mini-brief or thong (a la Pamela Anderson)? It’s amazing how fabulous a girl feels when she is wearing matching underwear!

Jewellery Choosing jewellery can be a minefield. Does she wear silver or gold? Statement or delicate? Silver jewellery looks best on a cooler skin whereas gold flatters a warmer skin. If you’re not sure of her skin tone, you can always opt for mixed metals or rose gold

These can be a wonderful treat it’s thoughtful to go for a beauty treatment, such a facial or body massage. How about a Signature Image gift voucher for a personal consultation to find her best colours or clothing styles? Or some help with wardrobe weeding or a personal shopping trip?

Flowers and Chocolates These are the traditional Valentine’s Day gifts so could be seen as lacking in creativity. Red roses are the best-known romantic symbols and yet it’s the worst time of year to buy them, given that the price can spike up to 50% due to increased demand. Make sure your partner isn’t cutting back/out chocolates before you go down the confectionery route! Whatever your choice, rest assured that what us women most appreciate is the thought that has gone into a gift. Good luck!

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EVENTS IN FEBRUARY 2nd HYPE – Under 16’s Disco 5th National Blood Service – Blood Donation Sessions 7th Fleet Townswomen’s Guild 10th Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band (TICKETS ON SALE) 12th Fleet Film (TICKETS ON DOOR)

14th Daytime Games & Fun on Skates (TICKETS ON THE DOOR) 14th The Arts Society Hart (DFAS) 16th Roller Disco (TICKETS ON THE DOOR) 17th Stand Up For Saturday Comedy (TICKETS ON SALE) 20th Fleet Jazz (TICKETS ON SALE)

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Tuesday 10.45 Tots Dance (with mum) 11.15 Tots Dance 13.00 Baby Weighing Clinic Wednesday 08.45 50+ Aerobics 13.30 Preschool Dance 14.00 Tots Dance 19.30 Rock Choir Thursday 09.30 Tots Dance (with mum) 10.00 Tots Dance 10.00 Weight Watchers 10.30 Pre-school Dance 11.15 Fitsteps 15.45 Len Tyler Music School 18.00 Adult Tap (absolute beginners) 19.00 Adult Ballet (beginners) 20.00 Ceroc Dancing 20.15 Yoga Friday 09.30 09.30 09.30 10.00 10.30 11.30 12.30 18.00

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Monday 09.15 Ancells Farm Community Pre School 14.00 Fleet & District U3A - Art Class 16.00 Tiger Tots Childrens Martial Arts 18.30 Pilates 19.30 Martial Arts 20.30 Max Walsh – Yoga Tuesday 09.15 Ancells Farm Community Pre School 14.00 Seated Pilates 16.00 June White Academy of Dance and Drama 19.45 June White Academy of Dance and Drama Wednesday 09.15 Ancells Farm Community Pre School 09.30 Body Blast by Fitness Training Solutions 13.20 June White Academy of Dance and Drama 18.30 Zumba 19.30 Totally Hooplass - Adult Hula Hoop Exercise 19.45 National Federation of Spiritual Healers 20.50 Totally Hooplass - Open Hula Hoop night every 3rd Wednesday Thursday 09.15 Ancells Farm Community Pre School 10.00 Totally Hooplass - Adult Hula Hooping Course 13.30 Tea Dance 16.30 6th Fleet Beavers 18.00 6th Fleet Cubs 19.45 6th Fleet Scouts Friday 09.15 Ancells Farm Community Pre School 09.30 Totally Hooplass - Adult Hula Hooping Course 16.30 6th Fleet Beavers 18.00 6th Fleet Cubs 19.45 6th Fleet Scouts Saturday 08.30 Fit Camp 09.00 June White Academy of Dance and Drama Sunday 11.00 Kala The Arts – South Asian Dance: Kathak Classes

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Local Groups For a free listing call us on 01252 711810 2nd Fleet Boys’ Brigade. We are part of a National & International uniformed organisation for boys from the age of 5 –18 years and meet at Fleet Methodist Church, Reading Road South, during term times. Tel: 01252 653038, Email: bb-2ndfleet@ for more information. Accessible Boating is a charity offering opportunities for disabled people or those with access difficulties to go boating on the Basingstoke Canal from Colt Hill Wharf, Odiham. Contact us on 01252 622520. New volunteers welcome. Air Cadets for boys and girls from 12-18 years old with a spirit of adventure and an interest in aviation. Contact Flt Lt Lynda Bradley 01252 515143 also Albert Social Club welcomes new members Club has Pool & snooker tables. TV on 10ft screen. Bingo on Mondays at and poker on Wednesdays at 7.30pm. Private function room for hire. Details go to or contact secretary on 07876 568617. Aldershot Branch, British Model Soldier Society meets on the third Thursday of each month, except Dec., at 7.45pm at Willis Hall, Sandy Lane, Church Crookham. Call 01252 621056 or e-mail Aldershot Militaria Society We meet on the last Thursday of every month. New members welcome. We have speakers/ members giving talks on various subjects. We meet at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Galin Hall, Windsor Way, Aldershot. Contact the chairman Colin Day on 01784 491695. All Saints Ladies Group meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month in St Philip & St James Church Hall at 8pm for a speaker, games or quizzes. For more information contact us on 01252 627848. AMICA is a friendly 50+ social group for the Hants/Berks/Surrey border communities. We extend a warm welcome to single and unattached people interested in wide-ranging weekday and weekend events. Visit www. or contact Pauline on 01483 502331. Ancells Dance Club Ballroom, Latin, Sequence. New members always welcome, Tea Dance Thursdays 2 - 4pm, dance outings and holidays arranged. Contact Rosemary on 07803 047009. Avondale Tennis Club. Situated behind Redfields Garden Centre, Church Crookham where we have 6 floodlit all weather courts and play social and league tennis all year round. Coaching available for all ages including Mini Tennis for children 3-10. Phone 01256 702340 for membership or see website


Basingstoke Canal Society act as guardians of the Basingstoke Canal and welcome new members to help with maintenance and improvements, crew the ‘John Pinkerton II’ trip boat and to participate in talks and other social events. Members receive a quarterly magazine and a bimonthly bulletin. Contact Doreen Hornsey on 01252 623591 or visit

Bowenhurst Bridge Club. Friendly, social, duplicate Bridge Club meets Thusdays 9.45am – 12.45pm at Church of Our Lady, Kings Road. New members welcome. Contact Wendy Hylden, Secretary, 01252 711919. Bowling at Pyestock B.C. is fun, friendly and competitive. Located at Cody Sports & Social Club with a bar and function rooms. We welcome all ages and abilities to one of the friendliest clubs in the area. Contact Sec. Mick 01252 650916. Care Charity Brendoncare runs 4 weekly clubs for older people in Fleet providing fun, friendship, stimulating activities, speakers and trips. New members always welcome. Call 01962 852133 or visit Church Crookham Garden Society We are a friendly club for gardeners of all abilities. Two shows are held annually in the Spring & Summer including novice classes. Activities are organised throughout the year, including an annual guided RHS tour. Visit Church Crookham WI, warmly welcomes visitors. A varied programme of speakers is organised. We meet on the 1st Thursday of the month at 2.15pm in the Memorial Hall Sandy Lane. Call 01252 672358. Cody Farnborough Amateur Operatic Society An award winning local musical theatre company, producing two productions each year at the Princes Hall in Aldershot. We rehearse at Velmead Junior School on Tuesdays & Thursdays and always welcome new members. Cody Sports and Social Club We are looking for new members and have a function/meeting room for hire. Well behaved dogs and children welcome. See or contact Anna on 01252 543009. Crondall Entertainers is a thriving dramatic group, with three productions per year (plays, revues & pantos). We rehearse in The Old Gym (behind Crondall Village Hall). See website or tel 01256 765538. Crondall Petanque Club A friendly club who play all year on a terrain at Bowenhurst Golf Club. New members are welcome – no experience necessary - come along for a practice session (boules provided). Call Brian Armes on 01252 650994 or visit

Crookham Street Social Club welcomes new members. Friendly Atmosphere, Snooker Room and Pool Table, Main Hall and Function Rooms available for hire. For further information contact Maureen Beagly 01252 664371. Crookham Village Duplicate Bridge Club is a small friendly club and would welcome new members. We meet every Monday evening in the Zebon Copse Centre and on Friday evenings at the St. John’s Ambulance Hall. Contact Chris Harnett on 01252 546342. Crookham Village WI. A small friendly group, meeting on 1st Wednesday of the month, 7.45pm in WI Hall. Speakers, outings, social events, fun and friendship. Call Secretary, 012152 625259. Dogmersfield Cricket Club are looking to recruit players for our senior Saturday/ Sunday teams as well as all our Colts teams. A friendly club set in a picturesque village setting. Contact Jeremy 07850 279113 (Adults). Steve 07966310772 (Colts).

Elvetham Community Choir We are a friendly, non-auditioned choir which meets on Tuesdays, 7.45pm, at the Key Centre on Elvetham Heath. Our repertoire includes pop, folk, musicals and light classics. Call Richard 01252 642259. Farnborough Bowling Club warmly welcomes new members. Coaching available. For details visit our website, email or telephone Michael Andrews 01252 811281. Farnborough District Motor Club organises and promotes local club-level sporting events for road-going and specialist cars. Get involved by being a Marshal, Volunteer, Officiate, Spectator or Competitor. Family friendly & accessible to everyone, you do not need to have car. Farnham Geological Society The Society holds meetings at The Maltings, Farnham every second Friday of the month at 8pm. Call to find out more contact our Membership Secretary Sally Pritchard on 02392 783465 or visit www. Farnham Mixed Social Touch Rugby Club. Ladies and Gents aged 18 - 60+. Wednesdays 7.30-8.30pm at Farnham Rugby Club, Monkton Lane, Farnham, GU9 9ND. No experience necessary, a great way to have fun, make new friends and keep fit. Contact: David Jeffs 01252 684858 or facebook. Farnham U13 Ladies Rugby Club meets 6-7pm on Tuesdays at FRUFC, Monkton Lane, Farnham, GU9 9ND. For further details contact David Jeffs on 07786 226396 or

and Societies You could also visit www. clubs/Farnham, FRUFC U15 and seniors ladies rugby also available.

Fleet 41 Club is an all-gentlemen group that meets twice a month for social and local fund raising activities, e.g. dinners, speaker meetings, sports events etc. Contact Dave Olivey on 01252 621857 to find out more. Fleet and District U3A is a voluntary organisation for retired people providing study groups, recreational and social activities varying from Art to Walking. For details, please access our website www. or phone 0845 872 3623. Fleet & Crookham AC The friendly running and athletics club for all ages 8 - 80 years. Meet at the Club HQ, Peter Driver Sports field behind the Tweseldown Pub 7pm Tuesday and Thursdays. Organisers of the Fleet 1/2m & 10km races. For more information visit www.fleetandcrookhamac.

Fleet & Church Crookham Society We promote a community spirit in Fleet & Church Crookham and take an active interest in issues that affect residents. New members welcome. Fleet & Crookham Local History Group We provide a focus for those with an interest in the area in and around Fleet by researching, recording and preserving its history. Monthly presentations and visits are arranged, held, usually, at United Reformed Church Hall, Kings Road, Fleet. Contact: Pat Mackenzie, tel 01252617084, email, www.fclhg. Fleet Art Society A society of 200 local artists, holding demonstrations and workshops for members’ advancement. An annual exhibition of their work supports Friends of Fleet Hospital, charity no.261384. Secretary 01252 792542. Fleet & District Dog Training Society train at Crookham War Memorial Hall on Tuesdays (for Ringcraft, show ring) and Wednesdays (for Obedience). Contact the secretary on 01252 614846. Fleet and Ewshot Hockey Club, we runs 4 mens, 2 ladies, u14, u12 and minis sides. Training on Thursday’s at the Army Hockey Centre, Princess Ave, Aldershot and matches at weekends. for all details. Fleet & Farnborough Family History Group is a group of like-minded people interested in Family History part of the Hampshire Genealogical Society. Meetings are every 2nd Thursday of the month, 7:30 pm at the United Reform Church hall in Kings Road, Fleet. Contact David Broomfield on 01344 761375 or fleetandfarnborough@ Fleet Choral Society meets every Tuesday,

8pm, at All Saints Junior School, Lea Wood Road, FLEET, GU51 5AJ, during term times. New members welcome. Contact details and further info see

Fleet Community Orienteering From 28th April to 14th July, Mondays 6-7 pm, various venues around Fleet. First 2 sessions at Oakley Park. For more information email Sue & Dawn at Fleet Cricket Club Calthorpe Park are seeking new members. Seniors: contact Juniors age 7-16: contact Andy Martin 07747 118696 or Or visit fleet. Winter nets are run from January. Large licensed bar also for hire. Fleet Cycling is friendly non-competitive cycling group which organises social cycle rides every Sunday, Thursday, Friday and some Saturdays for a range of abilities from beginner to experienced cyclist. We campaign to improve cycling infrastructure for all by working cooperatively with the town, district and county council. Contact Colin on 01252 677909 or see www. Fleet and North Hants Philatelic Society welcomes you if you are a stamp collector. Meetings held on the last Tuesday of every month at the St John’s Ambulance Hall, Clarence Road, Fleet. Contact John Holmes on 01252 845758. Fleet Falcons Junior Badminton Club is a Junior Badminton Coaching Club for young people between the ages of 9 & 16. We hold sessions on Saturday & Sunday mornings at Hart Leisure Centre in Hitches Lane. Contact us on 01252 615637 or visit www. Fleet Film Society Join us to see the very best films from around the world and for a great social experience. Screenings on alternate Mondays throughout our season at The Harlington. Fleet Flower Club A friendly club meeting on 3rd Thursday of each month at the Crookham War Memorial Hall, Sandy Lane. We have a varied programme of events, please visit our website for more details or contact 01252 625080. Fleet Folk Dance Club meets on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, from 8-10 pm at The Catholic Church Hall in King’s Road, Fleet. Contact: Secretary Fran Risius 01252 409175 or MC John Hale 01252 621692. Fleet Lions We have been serving the local community since1974. If you interested in joining us contact us on T. 0845 833 7558 or visit Fleet Morning Townswomen’s Guild Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month (except August) at The

Harlington, Fleet from 10.30am to 1pm. Contact Pam Howard 01252 624745 / Anne Baker 01252 624271 Fleet Town Girls and Ladies FC is looking for new players. If you are aged 3 – 10 why not give it a try? Training continues through the summer and there are summer tournaments as well! Contact Gary Niblett on 01252 626291 gary.p.niblett@ for further details or visit www. Fleet International Folk Dance Group Term-time Tuesday evenings at URC Hall, Kings Rd. Learn some dances from Europe and beyond (no partner required), led by a friendly, experienced teacher. Contact Elizabeth on 01252 616950. Fleet Jazz Club puts on monthly jazz performances from some of the UK’s finest jazz musicians on the third Tuesday of the month. Find our programme on our website and tickets are available from The Harlington or on the door on the night. Fleet Knitting Club for machine and hand knitters. We meet on the 1st Tuesday of most months (not August and January) at the St John’s Ambulance Hall in Clarence Road, Fleet at 8pm. Visit www.fleetknittingclub. or call on 01252 676276 for more information. Fleet Language Circle Chat in French, German or Spanish. Free membership for native speakers. Phone Nick on 01252 676385 or visit www.fleetlanguagecircle. Fleet Orchestra is a small friendly group meeting in Fleet on Wednesday evenings. We welcome new members, particularly strings players! Contact Donald Fraser on 01252 641322. Fleet Pond Society The active group for the protection and voluntary management of Fleet Pond Nature Reserve. Join our monthly tasks or just support our work for the Pond’s future through membership. Contact Colin Gray on or 01252 616183. Fleet Sirius Lions Club - a branch club of Fleet Lions, we are a small and friendly mixed group in our twenties and thirties who enjoy organising and supporting community events. Please contact us at: sirius@fleetlions. or or or twitter. com/siriuslions Fleet Social Bowling Club We are a friendly, yet competitive club, for all ages. We welcome both beginners and experienced players, and can provide coaching to assist you, whatever your ability, to learn or improve your game. An added bonus is the membership of our fully licenced club, with many activities. Lawn Bowls season: April to September. www.

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Local Groups

Clubs and Societies Contact 07917 798499 or

Fleet United Bowling Club Whether you are a beginner or an experienced bowler you will be welcomed at our friendly Bowls club where we can offer you bowls all year round, outdoor in the summer and shortmat inside our clubhouse during the winter, free coaching is available. fleetunitedbc@yahoo. or call 01252 621069. Friends of Ancells Farm We aim to work towards maintaining and improving the play parks on Ancells Farm for the benefit of the local community in partnership with the local Council. Friends of Basingbourne Park. Group of local residents working with Fleet Town Council to make the park and surrounding woodlands a better place for people to visit. New members always welcome. Contact or visit www. Friends of Calthorpe Park A voluntary group made up of local residents and users of the park committed to the preservation and development of Calthorpe Park, in partnership with Fleet Town Council, for the benefit of the wider local community. Friends of Oakley Park A not-for-profit community group run by a committee of volunteers and funded by members’ subscriptions, plus donations and grants. Fugelmere Ladies Probus Group A friendly group of semi-retired and retired ladies, who meet for lunch, followed by a Speaker, at Peppone’s Restaurant on the A287, on the third Monday of each month. Contact us on 01252 620471 Fugelmere Probus Club of Fleet is a friendly club for retired gentlemen. We meet for lunch, followed by a speaker, at The Lismoyne Hotel, Church Road, Fleet on the second Monday of each month. Contact our Secretary Simon Hackett on 01252 684346 or visit our website Hants North East NCT Branch is the local support network for parents and parents to be in the Fleet area. Our events and activities are open to members and non-members. Visit our facebook page ‘Hants North East NCT Branch’ for details of all our events. hants-north-east Hart Bridge Club welcomes new members on Tuesdays, 7 - 10.30pm, Fleet Methodist Church Hall, Reading Road South, Fleet. Contact Andrew Lewis at 01252 629123. Hart Creative Stitches Our friendly group of embroiderers meets at 2pm on 2nd Friday of each month (excl. August) at Victoria Hall, Hartley Wintney. Beginners and experts welcome. Contact Miriam Ward 01635 867927 or Pat Roome 01252 877965. Hart Decorative and Fine Arts Society Members meet monthly at The Harlington to enjoy illustrated lectures by guest speakers on subjects related to the arts as well as having the opportunity to take part in guided

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visits to places of interest. Further information is available on our website:

Hart Health Walks run six Hart health walks each week. These are aimed at people who would like to walk at a gentle pace in a safe and social setting and are open to all. For further details Contact Hart Voluntary Action on 01252 815652 or visit Hartley Wintney Good Friends Club Come and join us for a variety of activities, guest speakers, games and other entertainment. The Baptist Church Hall, High Street, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, RG27 8NY. Run by Brendoncare. 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month 2pm-4pm. Call 01962 857099 for further information. Hart Lions Club an all-ladies group who serve the community. If you are interested in joining us please contact us on 0845 833 7353 or through our website: Hart Road Runners - your local friendly running club, cater for runners of all abilities. Meet at Hart Leisure Centre, Hitches Lane, Fleet at 7.30pm on Tuesdays and 7.00pm on Thursdays. For more details go to: Hart Swimming Club, your local competitive swim club. New swimmers welcome from age 5–85. Trials held first Sunday of the month. For more information visit or email membership@ Hart Voices Mixed-voice choir directed by Roy Rashbrook. Rehearsals every Wednesday: 8pm – 10pm at All Saints Church Hall, Church Road, Fleet. New members ALWAYS welcome. Find out more at Heath Hoops Netball Club Friendly and successful netball club; 3 squads playing competitively locally. Experienced players as well as returners to netball welcome. Please contact for more information. Heathuns WI a friendly, fun group of women who meet in The Key Centre, Elvetham Heath 3rd Weds of each month at 7.30pm. We have a varied programme of speakers & activities. www.heathunswi. , email or call 01252 504292. Hook Eagle Morris Men We dance at major festivals, events and pubs from April to January and practice in Hook from October to April. No experience required. We guarantee a warm welcome and lots of fun. Visit or call John on 07900 886855. Hook Kurling Club A friendly club that can get quite competitive over a game indoor kurling! We always have a laugh so come and join us. Hook Community Centre, Ravenscroft, Hook, Hampshire, RG27 9NN. Run by Brendoncare. Every Tuesday, 10.30am - 12.30pm. Call 01962 857099 for further information. Jill’s Fundraising Journey (JFJ) Charity

raising cancer awareness and fundraising to provide free holiday home respite., Kindred Spirits Choir for anyone who has had treatment for Breast Cancer. Meets every Thursday, 7.30pm at Cove Methodist Church, GU14 0EL. New members welcome. Contact Lani 07530 849921 or email Log Cabin Quilters We are a friendly group of ladies who meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month in Hartley Wintney to make quilts, to natter and enjoy tea and cake. Contact Pepita on 01252 844337 or Brenda on 01252 660653. Morris Minor Owners Club The Surrey Hants Border Branch of the MMOC now meet @ Crookham Street Social Club, The Street, Crookham Village, GU51 5SJ. 8pm 1st Monday of the Month (NOT Bank Holidays). More info Tony 01252 629575 or NFSH - The Healing Trust, Fleet. Wednesday Afternoon Group Meeting: 2-4pm Crookham War Memorial Hall, Sandy Lane, Church Crookham, Fleet, GU52 8LD. Wednesday Evening Group Meeting: 7.45pm for 8.00pm to 9.15pm, Ancells Farm Community Centre, Farm Drive, Ancells Farm, Fleet, GU51 2XF. For further information visit or telephone Maggie Gifford on 01252 628714 or email Noah’s Ark Parent and Toddler Group meet weekly during school term time from 9.45am - 11.15am every Friday at The Church on the Heath, suitable for under 4’s. North East Hants Miniatures Group Need inspiration or just purchased your first dolls house? Then join our small group in Church Crookham, on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Contact Anne Munday on 07974 422819 or anne.munday1@ North East Hants RSPB Local group warmly welcomes new members. Come along to our monthly indoor meetings to enjoy our experts’ nature talks and friendly company. Visit uk for all details. North Hampshire Organists’ Association A friendly association for people who enjoy playing and/or listening to pipe organ music, or maybe have a desire to learn to play. Contact the Secretary Gillian Lloyd on is 01483 570586. North Warnborough & District Garden Club warmly welcomes new visitors. During the year a varied programme of speakers is organised and we meet every 4th Thursday of the month. For further details please telephone 01252 626524. Parkinson’s UK Have Parkinson’s? Need help and support? Try the local branch monthly meeting at Shawfield Centre, Ash. Also Seated Pilates classes at Ancells Farm, Fleet on Tuesday afternoons and Exercise classes at Badshot Lea on Friday mornings. Contact Lyn White on 01252 657027.

Local Groups

Clubs and Societies

Phoenix Probus Club is a friendly group open to retired couples and singletons who meet at North Hants Golf Club on the last Friday of the month at 12.00pm for 12.30pm for lunch followed by a speaker. Contact 07710 571310 or 01252 621164. Pinewood Badminton Club is a non-league, social badminton club for experienced players (not suitable for beginners). We play every Monday evening at Hart Leisure Centre from 7.30pm. Contact Matthew on 07974 000980. Railway Enthusiasts We welcome those who are actively modelling railways, wishing to know more about the subject or who have an interest in railways in general. We meet at 109 Horley Lane, Farnborough every Tuesday night from 7.30pm onward. www. Rotary Club of Fleet Please visit www. or email info@fleetrotary. to find out more about your local Rotary Club, where we meet, what we do and how we can help. Royal Voluntary Service organisation enriches the lives of older people. We deliver a package of services and support to help them live independently through the power of volunteers. Tel: 01264 317080 www. Rushmoor Synchronised Swimming Club (British Champions 2013) welcomes

girls aged between 7 and 12 to join our fabulous club. To find out more visit www. or email Sea Cadets Farnham, Fleet & Aldershot For ages 10 – 18, we meet Mondays and Fridays at Sea Cadets, TS Swiftsure, Lower Weybourne Lane, Farnham, GU9 9LG. For more info see or email info@ SeeAbility’s now offers day activities. Sessions available Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Baking, drama,pottery, woodworking, music therapy, crafts. Further details please telephone 01252 815256.

Starburst Theatre is a local theatre company that welcomes members of all ages and performers from the age of 8 upwards. If you are interested in becoming a member of Starburst please go to our website for further details. The Friday Club A friendly, informal social group for people of 50+ in the Camberley, Farnborough, Farnham, Fleet and Yateley areas. Couples welcome. We meet Friday evenings and weekends for interesting walks, leisure pursuits, theatre visits, dining out, holidays and more. Contact either Andrea 01276 24885 or David 01252 404365. The Hart Poker Club needs new members! Fun, friendly, cheap and local - Learn the game, make new friends and win some of

the £250 weekly prize pool. For details email Susan on The Pelly Concert Orchestra rehearses most Tuesday evenings from 8.00 to 10.00pm in the Community Hall at Samuel Cody Specialist Sports College), Ballantyne Road, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 8SS. We would love to hear from any violin or viola players, grade 6 or above, French horn and tuba players of Grade 8 and above who may be interested in joining this local, friendly orchestra. Please email or telephone 0345 269 4614 if you are interested. The Royal Voluntary Service for Retired People How about coming to our friendly Lunch Club on Mondays and/ or Thursdays from 12-1.30 behind The Harlington. Call our office on 01252 628634 for details. Totally Hooplass - Hula Hoop Club Meets Weds Eves at Ancells Farm, 8.30pm. All welcome. Contact tel: 07818 412360. URC Mother and Toddler Group Kings Road, Fleet. Drop in sessions Tuesdays and Fridays 10.00 - 11.30am every week. Open during the school holidays for under 5’s. Yateley Archers are looking for new members. We are located at Frogmore Leisure Centre, phone 07534 173153

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Noticeboard Fleet Town Colts u15’s Reds football team require players to join them in Div 2 of the NEHYL. We are a great pro active team looking to expand current squad numbers so have this exciting opportunity for lads who enjoy playing football at a competitive level. Please contact Simon Banham on 01252 694623/07899 968101 or email

Fleet Library & Learning Centre is something for everyone at Fleet Library this tips, discuss their latest books and answer questions. FREEThere bag ofWebooks: Is the your child aged 18 and 30 months? New Year. will be hosting following events so Flowers in Springtime – Wednesday 21 March 7 to guarantee a place visit: or – 8pm Tickets £7.50. Fleet collaboration Visit Fleet library or the mobile library on the Heath toLibrary pickin up their with call the booking line on 01252 612709. Fleet Flower Club will inspire you by demonstrating 3 free Bookstart + bag. Please bring7.00pm, your child‘s red health record Verse and Various – Thursday 8 February different springtime designs using seasonal book. flowers and Tickets £5. Local actress Rowan Suart will bring

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